This FTSE 100 dividend stock’s crashed 30%! I’d buy it in an ISA today

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. This FTSE 100 dividend stock’s crashed 30%! I’d buy it in an ISA today Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Tuesday has brought some respite for battered share investors. Hopes of co-ordinated central bank stimulus to fight the coronavirus crisis have helped the FTSE 100 gain 4% in value from last night’s close.It’s quite possible this could prove to be one of those ‘dead cat bounces’, however. Infection rates are still rising, and the fallout of the OPEC+ group’s disintegration over the weekend is still developing.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Cancellations riseThat said, there’s a number of shares listed on Britain’s blue-chip index I consider too good to miss at current prices. Remember, volatility is a normal part of stock investing. Building a stellar investment portfolio is a long-term business. And there are many Footsie shares whose profits outlook for the next decade and beyond is extremely robust.Take easyJet (LSE: EZJ). Even taking into account today’s 10% share price bounce, this FTSE 100 flyer’s plummeted almost a third in value over the past two weeks. Mass flight cancellations, rising traveller reluctance and travel restrictions in some countries have seen investors stampede towards the doors.Italy became the first European nation to impose countrywide coronavirus quarantine measures this week. As a consequence, easyJet, along with other airlines like British Airways and Ryanair, have axed some flights to some parts of the country. Other countries, such as Denmark, have also stopped incoming flights from countries that have been hit hard by Covid-19.Too cheap to miss?As I say though, share investors need to think about what the future holds for the likes of easyJet over the long term. And, in my opinion, the future remains extremely bright (and not just on account of its orange branding).And at current prices, this particular Footsie share looks extremely appealing for patient investors. It boasts a rock-bottom price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.8 times. And easyJet carries a giant 4.5% corresponding dividend yield too.Sure, City predictions of an 11% annual profits rise in the current fiscal year (to September) could come crashing down, although sinking oil prices should provide some relief. Irrespective of this, the long-term outlook for the low-cost airline segment remains extremely robust.A bright futureAccording to a report by Allied Market Research, the global budget airline market will expand at a handsome compound annual growth rate of 8.6% in the six years to 2023. It will be worth a colossal $207.8bn by then, it estimates, up from $117.7bn in 2016.As one of the continent’s leading operators, it’s a trend which easyJet is well-placed to ride. Indeed, the flyer remains committed to expansion to capitalise on the bright outlook, and capacity will rise around 3-5% this year alone.Not all airlines are well equipped to fly through the current coronavirus crisis, as the collapse of FlyBe this month shows. Still, a further thinning out of the market boosts the revenues picture for those left standing, like easyJet. That’s just as the demise of Thomas Cook last year did (easyJet launched its own package holidays division in the aftermath).It’s possible easyJet’s share price will fall again. However, for brave investors, now could ultimately prove an inspired time to buy in. I’d happily grab its big dividend yields in an ISA right now. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Royston Wild | Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 | More on: EZJ See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Retirement Income: 2 Dividend Stocks for Your ISA

first_imgRetirement Income: 2 Dividend Stocks for Your ISA Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Thursday, 16th April, 2020 | More on: CCR CEY Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Seasoned investors realise that the recent market sell-off provides an attractive opportunity for buying dividend shares, especially in retirement portfolios. The new tax year and ISA season began on 6 April. Thus you have almost a year to place £20,000 into your ISA.Today I’ll discuss two FTSE 250 shares that you may want to research for including in a Stocks and Shares ISA.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Dividends in drinksMy first pick is Irish beverages business C&C Group  (LSE: CCR), which manufactures, markets, and distributes premium branded cider, beer, wine, and soft drinks. Our readers would likely recognise several of C&C’s core brands, including Bullmers, Magners, and Tennent’s.In 2018, the company acquired Matthew Clark and Bibendum, two UK-based companies. Since then, most of its revenues and profits come from the UK rather than Ireland. As the British operations increase, it is likely that both the top line and the bottom line will grow further.Interim executive chair Stewart Gilliland recently released a statement on the Covid-19 outbreak. He said “The Group’s supply chain and production facilities remain fully operational… We are working with our off-trade partners to meet demand in supermarkets… The closure of pubs, bars, and restaurants means this is an incredibly challenging time for our on-trade customers. We have therefore put in place … support measures including the postponement of a planned price increase on our beers and ciders, and a three-month holiday on capital and interest repayments to our loan customers”.The cautious tone of Gilliland’s words could be seen as a profit warning. In fact, year-to-date, the stock is down about 48%. The price is now hovering around 212p. And the decline has pushed the current dividend yield to 6.4%.Value investors may be encouraged by the forward price-to-earnings ratio of 7.7 as well as P/S ratio of 0.49. I’d buy the dip in CCR stock, especially for including in a retirement portfolio.Gold wins Centamin  (LSE: CEY) operates a mine in Sukari, Egypt, one of the largest gold deposits in the world. The miner is debt-free, has low-cost production, and $348.9m in cash and liquid assets.Earlier in January, Canadian mining group Endeavour walked away from a potential bid for CEY. It had made a $2.5bn all-stock offer. Management on both sides failed to agree on terms of the takeover. However, there may be other suitors yet to emerge. Consolidation among miners is likely to continue.On 21 March, management released a Covid-19 update. It highlighted that there was no “material disruption to operations, supply chain, or gold shipments”. Analysts believe that its strong balance sheet would enable the firm to weather any potential adverse effects of the pandemic better than many others.The past two months have shown us why gold still has a place in many portfolios. While the rest of the market was melting down, gold jumped higher. And an increase in the price of the shiny commodity is usually good for mining shares.So far in 2020, CEY stock is up about 8% and it trades around 137p. Despite the increase in price, its dividend yield stands at a robust 5.8%. I believe it’d be a sound addition to a Stocks and Shares ISA to enjoy retirement years with a peace of mind. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.last_img read more

House on Lake Okoboji / Min | Day

first_imgHouse on Lake Okoboji / Min | DaySave this projectSaveHouse on Lake Okoboji / Min | Day HLB Lighting Design Save this picture!© Paul Crosby Architectural Photography+ 31 Share United States 2008 Year:  Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/64964/house-on-lake-okoboji-min-day Clipboard House on Lake Okoboji / Min | Day “COPY” ArchDaily Lighting Design: Projects “COPY” Photographs:  Paul Crosby Architectural Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Min | Day Year Completion year of this architecture project Min | Day Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Landscape Design: Photographs Products used in this ProjectFaucetsDornbrachtBathroom Fittings – MetaFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – Tara ClassicArchitects:E.B. Min, Jeffrey L. Day.Project Team:Nicholas Papaefthimiou, Kristine Mummert, Matt Cavin, Christina Kaneva, Jeff Davis, Matt GoldsberryClient:Paul Smith, Annette SmithSize:6000 square feetCity:OkobojiCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess Specs“It’s all about the lake,” was our clients’ direction when we began designing this vacation home in rural Iowa. Save this picture!© Paul Crosby Architectural PhotographyLocated in rural Iowa, Lake Okoboji is a part of a glacial lake system surprisingly located amidst endless cornfields, 2.5 hours from the nearest metropolitan area. The house sits on a diminutive lot on the dense shoreline where old cottages and new McMansions sit tightly together. Our strategy resulted in a deceptively simple footprint that minimized the size of the house on the site while allowing for a series of spatial frames within the house that focus on the view while excluding the neighbors. This allowed for a sense of total privacy within the house itself. Additionally, the lake itself is ringed by numerous oak trees which form beautiful a canopy around the lake, separating it from the corn fields.Save this picture!© Paul Crosby Architectural PhotographyVolumetrically simple from the exterior, opaque and slatted vertical Ipe clads a stacked set of spatial tubes (the primary living spaces) that are open to the lake and woods views, but visually closed to neighbors on the sides. We formed the house’s spatial tubes around view axes running through the site, perceptually linking the lake through the forest to the fields beyond. These view-framing tubes are literal voids in the mass of the house bounded at their ends only by glass. Light and air also enters these rooms through operable windows set behind the slatted Ipe cladding. Dense service spaces (“program solids”) fill the remaining volume. Save this picture!© Paul Crosby Architectural PhotographyThe first level is dominated by continuous subtly amorphous space that opens to the exterior in with lake views in several directions. This space bounds the primary living spaces while suggesting connections and extensions to the surrounding landscape, lake and sky. Save this picture!© Paul Crosby Architectural PhotographyIn contrast to the spatial tubes of the public areas, the smaller private spaces (bedrooms and bathrooms) are treated with a pronounced sense of interiority. As spaces become increasingly intimate, the intensity of color increases as well. All interior surfaces in these rooms are subsumed by intense color to the extent that each feels like a zone of pure color.Here color becomes equivalent to the Lake that dominates the spatial tubes, providing and autonomous interiority in contrast to the site-oriented “tubes”. Color becomes an important tool of space making, an additional layer that can reinforce or contradict the other components of spatial geometry, intensifying the experience or adding complexity. Save this picture!© Paul Crosby Architectural PhotographyIn addition to the house and site, we were also responsible for all furniture, fabrics and finishes in the house. We selected and supplied most of the furniture, designed window coverings and selected custom fabrics for many of the furniture selections. We designed and fabricated several feature tables for the house, including a custom, CNC-milled cabinet for the master bedroom.Project gallerySee allShow lessPhase 2 of the High LineArticlesThe Trump International Hotel and Tower at Waikiki Beachwalk / Guerin Glass ArchitectsArticles Share CopyAbout this officeMin | DayOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesOkobojiUnited StatesPublished on June 20, 2010Cite: “House on Lake Okoboji / Min | Day” 20 Jun 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Okoboji, United States Manufacturers: Dornbracht, Lutron, Sika, 3form, Abet Laminati, B-K Lighting, Bega, Benjamin Moore, Boyd Lighting, Cladding Australia, Dott.Gallina, Flos, Herman Miller, Kohler, Ligne Roset, Ohio Gratings, Sherwin-Williams, Toto, Walter Knoll, Waterworks, +6ACTIVA, Humanscale, Ipe, Ipe decking, PPG IdeaScapes, US Aluminum-6 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/64964/house-on-lake-okoboji-min-day Clipboardlast_img read more

New Director of Fundraising at Centrepoint

first_img Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Edward Hodgkins has joined Centrepoint as Director of Fundraising, moving from Macmillan Cancer Support where he was Head of Corporate Partnerships.Edward has also worked in the financial services sector for companies such as Friends Provident and Kleinwort Benson, and chaired the working group which compiled the Institute of Fundraising Guidelines on ‘Charities working with Business’ in 2002. He has been a Trustee of Speakability since 2003 and is currently Chairman and was a Founding Trustee of James House Hospice Trust, which has now merged with Demelza House. Advertisement New Director of Fundraising at Centrepoint  51 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Centrepoint is the national charity working to improve the lives of socially excluded homeless young people. Howard Lake | 18 April 2006 | Newslast_img read more

House of Lords appoints Select Committee on Charities

first_img The House of Lords has appointed members of an ad hoc Select Committee on Charities.The Committee was confirmed on 25th May, and has been appointed “to consider issues related to sustaining the charity sector and the challenges of charity governance”. It is required to report to the House by 31 March 2017, and will publish its call for evidence in due course, stating the specific areas that the committee will investigate.The Committee is chaired by Baroness Pitkeathley, who is also co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Charities and Volunteeering, and chair of Big Society Trust. She was also previously chief executive of Carers National Association, now Carers UK.Baroness Pitkeathley is joined by:Lord Foulkes of CumnockBaroness GaleLord RookerBaroness BarkerBaroness Scott of Needham MarketLord ChadlingtonBaroness Jenkin of KenningtonBaroness Stedman-ScottLord BichardLord Harries of PentregarthLord LuptonA number of the Lords have charity sector experience, including Baroness Barker, who is the Liberal Democrat Lords Principal Spokesperson for the Voluntary Sector, and previously worked for Age Concern, and Baroness Stedman-Scott, the former CEO of Tomorrow’s People Trust.  43 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 27 May 2016 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 House of Lords appoints Select Committee on Charities  44 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis17 Tagged with: governancelast_img read more

Look to organics during National Organic Week

first_imgEmail LOCATED in Dromcollogher, The Organic College will host an open evening this Thursday  as part of National Organic Week events. Exciting events will be held around the country showcasing the best in organic food products, food growing and information for those interested in becoming organically certified. At an t’lonad Glas, teaching staff have been working for over 20 years bringing the good news about the benefits of organics to students and the public. Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “People are beginning to care more about their food, where it comes from and how it is produced and are looking to the organic movement as the fastest growing sector of agri-foods at present”, says educational director Jim McNamara. The college has seen a big increase for the demand in places in recent years, which shows more and more people are growing organically and sourcing local, organic food.The open evening will include-5.00.p.m Tours of the gardens including the tree nursery, flowers, herbs and field-scale vegetables, a newly established plant evolution area, pollytunnels, a poultry unit and beehives.6.30.pm Tasting of local seasonal produce.7.30.pm Launch of the College Garden Shop – “An Siopa Glas”.8.00.pm Brief presentations on related topics.Talks will also take place on harvesting and gardening as well as the steps to go through to have your land organically certified. This year’s organic week comes at a time when communities are facing closure of many long established facilities including banks, businesses and even some garda stations. The focus is therefore on organics in the community and the college is glad to be launching its on-site gardening shop as well as continuing with the weekly market in the square on Fridays.A small number of student places still remain for the courses starting in mid September.At  the Organic College in Dromcollogher, you can gain the practical skills you need to be part of the organic local food revolution. You can learn:•    How to grow delicious vegetables, fruit and herbs organically•    The best organic ways to maximise the fertility of your soil•    Skills to help you develop commercial outlets for your organic produce•    Practical sustainability skills to improve your local and global environment.For more information and application forms contact An t’lonad Glas (063) 83604www.organiccollege.com Facebook NewsLook to organics during National Organic WeekBy admin – September 11, 2012 464 Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Previous articleGeorgian Quarter to feature open air galleryNext articleTwo convicted of soliciting sex from undercover gardai admin Print Advertisementlast_img read more

Dog survives 300-foot cliff fall

first_imgNewsDog survives 300-foot cliff fallBy John Keogh – August 6, 2014 595 Previous articleGarda looking for masked nursing home burglarNext articleNew season of collaborative works announced by ICO John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Facebook Vimes recovering at home after his cliff ordealVimes recovering at home after his cliff ordealA LIMERICK couple’s pet pooch had a lucky escape on Sunday, August 3 when he survived a 300-foot plunge into the Atlantic.Vimes the fox terrier, a rescue dog adopted by his owners from Limerick Animal Welfare, fell over the edge at Look Out Point, Dunlicky near Kilkee around 3.30pm on Sunday afternoon.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Irish Coast Guard was alerted and Kilkee Coast Guard members raced to the scene; Vimes had made his way safely to shore and was found uninjured at the base of the cliff.Vimes’s owners, Deirdre O’Shaughnessy from Kilfinane and Brian Stokes from Oola, were on honeymoon in Italy at the time of his ordeal and Vimes was being cared for by Deirdre’s parents.It’s understood that he got too close to the cliff edge and lost his footing.Vimes has his own Twitter account @VimesTheDog with more than 700 followers.Following his cliff escapade, he tweeted a photograph of himself snoozing in his bed saying: “Taking it easy now! Me when I’m not adventuring and causing a small maritime crisis.” WhatsAppcenter_img Linkedin Email Print Twitterlast_img read more

HAP no help in Limerick

first_imgNew builds the only way to solve housing crisis Twitter Print Public meeting in Limerick to discuss housing crisis Email NewsPoliticsHAP no help in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – August 26, 2017 1797 Families and workers must be supported through public health emergency Previous articleLimerick Under 21 to face the Cats for the first timeNext articleProject to fuel jobs in Foynes Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Maurice Quinlivan TDHAP no help for Limerick. Maurice Quinlivan TD, Sinn Féin.A NEW report published by the Simon Community shows the gulf between HAP (Housing Assistant Payment) and rent prices in Limerick, says Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan.According to the report, there was only one property available to rent in Limerick City within the Rent Supplement/ Housing Assisted Payment limits over the period of the study.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The charity’s Locked Out of the Market report strongly indicates that the gap between housing benefit payments and market rents is too wide for people who are struggling.“This report highlights the major gap that has developed between the levels of Rent Supplement and the Housing Assisted Payment and the rents that are been charged for property. It is becoming near impossible for families to get housing, even with the assistance of these payments,” said Deputy Quinlivan.“Only one property in Limerick City was available within the HAP/Rent Supplement parameters over the period of this study. This house fell under the category of payment for couple/single parent and one child.“There were no properties available for a single person, couple, or couple with two children within the Rent Supplement or HAP limits.”Nationally, the report found that 91 per cent of rental properties are unavailable to those in receipt of Rent Supplement/HAP. Rents, it found, have increased by 13.4 per cent from January to March.“The housing shortage in Limerick is also highlighted in this report. Over the three days of the study, only eleven houses were available to rent in Limerick City Centre, down from thirty-five available at the same time last year.“The housing crisis is worsening and the state supports currently in place to help people struggling to pay for housing are being exceeded by skyrocketing rents,” the Limerick politician commented.Quinlivan also maintains the fact Limerick City is not designated a Rent Pressure Zone is “baffling”.“This measure would ease the ever-increasing cost of rent and limit it to a maximum four per cent per annum. This measure should be brought in immediately.“Working families are increasingly becoming homelessness because they often earn too much to apply for social housing support or too little to either rent privately or buy their own home. In many cases, middle income working families cannot afford to save to buy a home.Niamh Randall, national spokeswoman for the Simon Communities in Ireland, believes the sustainable long-term solution to end the current crisis is to build more social and affordable housing.“The gap between housing benefit payments and market rents is too wide for people who are struggling, people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless,” she warned.Visit the Limerick Post News section to read more Limerick articles. Advertisementcenter_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Housing meeting postponed Beyond the neon runes TAGSAlan JacquesCllr Maurice QuinlivanHAP schemehousing crisisrent pressure zonerentalSinn Fein Linkedin Facebook Minister Harris “missing in action again” as crisis in University Hospital Limerick is raised in Dáil says Limerick TD last_img read more

Tulsa mom arrested after allegedly stabbing 11-year-old daughter, torching home

first_imgTulsa Police Department(TULSA, Okla.) — Oklahoma police arrested a mother on Tuesday who allegedly set her home on fire, stabbed her 11-year-old daughter and fled the scene with her 7-year-old daughter in tow.Police said they located 39-year-old Taheerah Ahmad in downtown Tulsa in her vehicle Tuesday after a witness noticed a car matching the given description. She was in a parking lot along with her 7-year-old daughter, Hafsa, for whom an amber alert had been issued. Police said the girl was safe and taken into police custody.Authorities had been searching for the woman and child since Monday. Ahmad she allegedly abused her three daughters, stabbing her oldest child multiple times, before fleeing in a black Lexus SUV, police said.Ahmad told officers on Tuesday that she became upset after she saw two of the children reading a book, according to police. They did not say what the girls may have been reading at the time.She was taken into custody on charges of assault and battery with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, child abuse and first degree arson. It was not clear early Wednesday if she had retained an attorney.Police said they arrived at Ahmad’s home Monday night to find the kitchen on fire and the 11-year-old in critical condition, suffering from multiple stab wounds.One of Ahmad’s other children, a 9-year-old who managed to escape to a relative’s home, told police that her mother had “duct-taped their hands, put socks in their mouths” and began stabbing her older sister, police said.The 9-year-old said she broke free to call for help, but her mother had already fled the scene with her younger sister by the time help arrived, according to police.“The story that we received was that the 7-year-old helped the 9-year-old escape the residence,” a police spokesperson told reporters Monday. “This is very fluid. It’s moving very fast and we have a traumatized witness who has given us information.”The 11-year-old was taken to a local hospital and was listed in “very severe” condition, according to the spokesperson, who said the child “was stabbed so many times that the officers” couldn’t count the number of wounds.Police were unsure of where Ahmad was headed, but they noted that she had prevoiusly lived in Tennessee and Texas. The Tulsa Police Department posted a picture of the witnesses credited for locating the woman, thanking them for their assistance.“Big thanks to Anastasia and Emily for seeing the suspect’s vehicle and calling 911,” the police department said in a tweet. “Emily, a mother herself, had been concerned about the child and noticed a car matching the description. After calling the police, we responded within minutes and found the suspect and victim.”A police spokesperson said Ahmad may be suffering from mental health and/or drug-related issues.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Oliver North is out as NRA president after leadership spat with longtime CEO

first_imgAlex Wong/Getty Images(INDIANAPOLIS) — Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North announced on Saturday that he will not serve a second term as president of the National Rifle Association, after he said that he has lost support from the gun-rights group’s board following a dispute with longtime NRA chief executive and vice president, Wayne LaPierre.The announcement followed a letter that LaPierre sent to NRA board members on Thursday, stating that North was trying to push him out by threatening to release “damaging” information about him to the board.The National Rifle Association is hosting its 148th annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana, this weekend. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the event on Friday.North was not present at the annual meeting on Saturday, but delivered a letter to NRA First Vice President Richard Childress to read in his absence.“Please know I hoped to be with you today as NRA president endorsed for re-election,” Childress quoted North in the letter. “I’m now informed that will not happen.”Within the letter, he made it clear that it was not his intent to step down, but rather that he was forced out.North described being president of the NRA for nearly a year as a “privilege.”Childress’ reading of North’s letter was largely met with silence from the hundreds of NRA members gathered for the annual convention, according to official reports.LaPierre took the stage shortly after Childress read North’s letter, and gave remarks in a prepared speech that did not address the immediate controversy.LaPierre also stated that the challenges the organization faces right now are unprecedented, and vowed to resist efforts to curtail the rights of gun owners.“We won’t accept it,” LaPierre said. “We will resist it. We won’t give an inch.”He received two standing ovations from the crowd of about 1,000 NRA members.North, 75, became a household name in the 1980s after his role in engineering a scheme to secretly sell weapons to Iran and divert the proceeds to Nicaragua’s anti-Communist Contra rebels was exposed. The Contras were a guerrilla force fighting that country’s left-wing Sandinista government at the time.He was convicted in 1989 of obstructing Congress during its investigation, destroying government documents and accepting an illegal gratuity. Those convictions were overturned in 1991.Neither North nor LaPierre immediately responded to requests for additional comment from ABC News.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more