As the metal hits an all-time high, I’d consider these copper shares

first_imgAs the metal hits an all-time high, I’d consider these copper shares 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. Image source: Getty Images. The price of copper hit an all-time high on Friday. After an uncertain demand outlook last year, the resurgent global economy is expected to unleash pent up demand. Despite the high copper price, I think the metal could yet go higher. That could help propel copper shares further.Here I explain why I’d consider buying copper shares of one well-known producer for my portfolio.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…Record pricesThe copper price for July delivery moved up last week. It beat the former record price, which had stood for a decade.There are several reasons driving this in my view. One is an expected increase in demand as industrial output rises after the pandemic. For example, copper is a key component in electricity transmission.Another factor is a possible future supply constraint. The world’s biggest producer, Chile, is considering a progressive tax on copper sales. That would push up the tax rate. Analysts expect such a move could reduce investment in Chile. Even if the proposal doesn’t make it into law, it suggests a tougher approach to taxing copper producers.Despite its strong performance over the past year, some mining executives continue to see more price increases ahead for copper. Constrained supply and increased demand could continue to push the price up.I’d consider buying these copper shares nowTo attempt to benefit from possible future price increases, I would consider buying shares in Antofagasta (LSE: ANTO).This well-established mining company is best known for copper. Most of its copper mining activity is in Chile. Given the proposed copper sales tax there, that might seem like an odd place to seek to ride any price boom.So, why do I still see value in Antofagasta?Antofagasta entrenched in ChileCopper is a key export for Chile. The metal accounts for around half of the South American country’s exports. It shipped $33bn of copper overseas last year alone. So I expect the country will try to figure out how it can increase its tax take while continuing to attract investment in mining.Antofagasta has decades of experience in Chile. It understands the regulatory and political risks there as well as anyone, in my view. So I expect that it will be able to navigate the political environment skilfully.Nonetheless, these copper shares face risks. Mines are not mobile and Antofagasta is heavily reliant on Chile. So there is a risk that future mining volumes and profit margins could fall.Benefits of scaleAntofagasta’s concentration in four key mines in Chile offers benefits of scale. Its experience and established customer relationships allow it to mine and sell copper cost effectively. The company has recorded operating profits of over $1bn in each of the last four years.The shares currently yield 2%. I see these copper shares as a way I could get exposure to the copper market more broadly.But there are risks. Geographic concentration is one – as is the reliance on copper as the core profit driver. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address christopherruane 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. 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.center_img Christopher Ruane | Monday, 10th May, 2021 | More on: ANTO See all posts by Christopher Ruane Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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

Turkey: International civil society condemn crackdown on freedom of expression

first_img April 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Turkey Help by sharing this information September 6, 2016 Turkey: International civil society condemn crackdown on freedom of expression Receive email alerts News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe From 31 August to 2 September, an international delegation of civil society organisations visited Istanbul to demonstrate solidarity with writers, journalists, and media outlets in Turkey.The failed coup of 15 July 2016, in which at least 265 people were killed, has traumatised the Turkish population and the government must bring those responsible for the violence to account. However, this must be done on the basis of specific, individual evidence of involvement in a crime and with full respect for international standards on the right to freedom of expression, the right to liberty and security and the right to a fair trial, to which Turkey has committed as a member of the Council of Europe.The delegation condemns the Turkish authorities’ abuse of the state of emergency to supress diversity and dissent, and calls upon the government to immediately and unconditionally release all journalists detained in Turkey without evidence and to cease its harassment of the few remaining independent and opposition media outlets.The mission, led by ARTICLE 19, included representatives from Danish PEN, the European Federation of Journalists, German PEN, Index on Censorship, My Media, the Norwegian Press Association, the Norwegian Union of Journalists, Norwegian PEN, PEN International, Reporters Without Borders, and Wales PEN Cymru.Meetings with journalists, representatives of media outlets, lawyers and human rights advocates undertaken during the mission give cause for alarm.Dissenting voices have long been stifled in Turkey; however, the state of emergency, introduced in response to the failed coup attempt of 15 July, is now being used to legitimise an unprecedented crackdown on independent and opposition media.Under the state of emergency decrees, an individual may be detained for up to 30 days without charge. This provision is being abused to arbitrarily detain journalists of diverse backgrounds and affiliations. As the mission departed Turkey, local media rights advocate, Punto 24, estimated that 114 journalists were in detention. At least 15 journalists were detained during the three days the delegates spent in Turkey.Detention purely on the grounds of affiliation with the Gülenist movement, which is accused of being behind the coup, is in itself problematic, occurring without any individualised evidence of involvement in a criminal act. Moreover, the decree is also being used to arbitrarily detain journalists with absolutely no link to the Gülenist movement, including many representatives from opposition and minority groups.Those detained are held for several days without charge, often without access to a lawyer or their family. There are worrying reports of poor conditions in detention, including beatings, severe overcrowding, and a lack of access to essential medicines.While a few independent media outlets continue to publish, this has created an atmosphere of pervasive self-censorship, depriving the population of free and diverse debate at a time when this is critically needed.The state of emergency must not be abused to supress freedom of expression. We call upon Turkey to demonstrate its commitment to democratic principles and to support full and broad public debate, by immediately and unconditionally releasing those held without evidence, and ceasing its harassment of independent media. TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureImprisonedFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe News RSF_en center_img News Organisation April 28, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor to go furtherlast_img read more

News story: Safeguard agreement for vulnerable adults in custody published

first_img When a vulnerable adult is suspected of an offence it’s vital an independent person is there to ensure they are treated fairly and their needs are taken into account. The document we’ve published today provides a framework for police and local councils to work together to make sure the right people are in the room when evidence is obtained to reduce the risk of miscarriages of justice. The agreement has been developed in partnership with the National Appropriate Adult Network (NAAN), the Local Government Association (LGA), the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), and National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). Through bringing all the relevant agencies together we make sure everyone is signed up to the same way of working.The role of an appropriate adult is set out in the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) and its codes of practice which outlines the rules and safeguards for policing in England and Wales. The Home Office has today published a voluntary framework to ensure that vulnerable adults suspected of an offence have access to justice and that their welfare is safeguarded.The partnership agreement sets out how Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) and local authorities can work together to commission and provide appropriate adults for vulnerable adults. This will help ensure that vulnerable people get the support they need when detained in police custody or questioned voluntarily elsewhere.Appropriate adults are required to be present to help ensure suspects understand their rights and entitlements and that evidence isn’t obtained in ways which, by virtue of someone’s vulnerability, might lead to unsafe convictions. Commissioning appropriate adult services in England is led principally by local authorities, but it isn’t always straightforward and differs across the country. This voluntary agreement sets out a collaborative approach to commissioning services in forces in England going forward.Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, Nick Hurd, said:last_img read more

Editor’s Note: The Red Wolves’ Last Stand

first_imgLess than 25. That’s how many red wolves are left in the wild. They are possibly the most endangered species on the planet, and they live only in an area of eastern North Carolina.The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, which manages all federally endangered species, will make a decision soon about the future of red wolves. A small but vocal number of hunters and landowners want the red wolf recovery program ended. The pro-hunting leadership of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is also lobbying to remove the last red wolves from the wild.But the overwhelming majority of North Carolinians want red wolves protected. In the past year, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has received over 55,000 comments in support of the red wolf recovery program—and only 10 against it.We’ve saved red wolves once before. After nearly being hunted to extinction in the twentieth century, a few pairs of red wolves bred in captivity were released in eastern North Carolina in 1987. Red wolves flourished for nearly three decades in the wild, and their population swelled to over 200. The red wolf recovery program was heralded as one of the most successful reintroductions of an endangered species into the wild.Then, in the last few years, a small group of hunters and landowners took aim at the red wolves. The recovery program has been suspended, and their numbers have quickly plummeted.Can we save the red wolves again? Only if we make more noise than the politically influential folks targeting the wolves. We stand to lose more than an endangered species. An irreplaceable wildness will also vanish. The woods and wilds will be eerily and tragically silent without the red wolf’s howl.last_img read more

Developer reveals reason why there’s no pool or gym in complex

first_img The project has been specifically designed as an inner city sanctuary, and has foregone a pool to reduce noise that would disturb peace and tranquility. There is still the sanctuary of green space to enjoy the sunshine. Dwell Newstead has towers rising 14 floors, with the three, four and five-bedroom skyhomes on levels nine to 13. Construction started in early 2018, and completion is expected in November. Dwell Newstead offers the opportunity to work with the developer to tailor your apartment to your requirements.The two Dwell towers are 20m apart – more than most suburban neighbours. All with an aluminium facade that does not need constant repainting, buyers can expect lower maintenance and body corporate fees.Mr Di Bartolomeo said during the process of designing a new home, buyers would have constant support from the head of the variations team, to assist with customisation and streamline the process.“The diversity and extensive flexibility of this offering meant a recent buyer was able to purchase two apartments on consecutive levels and join them via an internal staircase,” he said.“This unique ability offers two major benefits for homeowners. “Firstly, it allows the buyer to design a fully personalised residence to suit their immediate needs. “Secondly, since the new skyhome is unique it represents a sound marketing advantage if and when the owner decides to sell, maximising capital growth.” Dwell Newstead offers the opportunity to work with the developer to tailor your apartment to your requirements. This includes colour palette, finishes, appliances and even reconfiguration of the apartment where practical to achieve a one-off apartment that suits your lifestyle. Photo: SuppliedA Brisbane developer has promised off-the-plan buyers apartments more than 130sq m bigger than the average size of new land in the city.Despite having no pool or gym in the building, in addition to the 600sq m floorplan, Dibcorp will give buyers the chance to customise their skyhomes and allow internal spaces to be resized within Dwell Newstead. Dwell Newstead features two separate towers.Dibcorp managing director Franco Di Bartolomeo said one of the challenges buyers encountered in today’s property market was finding an apartment that suited all their needs. Buyers can work with architects and designers to modify elements for their new apartment. From simple tweaks such as changing the colour scheme, tiles and appliances to creating an entirely new apartment layout by moving internal walls, changing room positions, and even combining multiple apartments together.The flexibility to truly customise an off-the-plan apartment gives buyers the chance to have a unique home that reflects their needs and lifestyle. “Customising apartments is becoming more of a trend in the luxury apartments market, with buyers looking for a home with their personal imprint,” Mr Di Bartolomeo said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“The selected material palettes of marble, timber, stone and glass are blended to complement any interior design preferences as ostentatious or as subtle as you wish. “Being both the developer and builder, we’ve found that this approach is a deal-maker for buyers, specifically for owner-occupiers, who look for a white canvas to transform into a custom-made skyhome.” Dwell’s unique “create your own” feature has attracted owner occupiers, downsizers, and young couples who could not find this level of customisation in any other project in the area,” Mr Di Bartolomeo said.last_img read more

FOOTBALL: ‘Enough’ as Muntari walks off after racial abuse

first_imgWhile leaving the pitch in frustration and murmuring “Basta ! (Enough)”, Muntari went to address more supporters, showing them his arm and shouting: “this is my colour, this is my colour.”His protest was later backed by Pescara coach Zdenek Zeman, although in comments to Sky Sport the Czech veteran said Muntari should not have quit the game.“He asked the referee to intervene, but he (said he had) neither heard nor seen anything,” Zeman said. “Muntari was right, but he shouldn’t have left the pitch.”Muntari was at AC Milan when former teammate Kevin Prince Boateng angrily walked off the pitch while being targeted with racist abuse during a friendly with lower league side Pro Patria in January 2013.It prompted a wave of support on social media, although football’s ruling body FIFA, while applauding Boateng’s principles, said it did not condone his decision to walk off. Milan, Italy | AFP | Ghana’s Sulley Muntari dramatically walked off the pitch while playing for Pescara at Cagliari on Sunday after his complaints of racist abuse were met with a yellow card.The former AC Milan and Inter midfielder, who claimed the abuse also came from children, angrily confronted Cagliari fans, shouting at them: “This is my colour.”Muntari, 32, could now face disciplinary measures after deciding to leave the field seconds before full-time — a decision that earned him a second yellow card, and then a red, from referee Daniele Minelli.Earlier, he had spoken directly with a section of the Cagliari supporters targeting him with racist abuse.“They shouted at me from the beginning of the game, and in the first half I saw children in the group, so I went to their parents and gave them my jersey to set an example and to say you are not supposed to do that,” he said.“I tried to reason with them but the referee told me I had to stop. That’s when I got pissed off. Why did he not stop the match?“I am not a victim, but I am convinced that if they stopped the matches, this kind of thing would not happen any more.” Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Make Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates your New Year’s Resolution

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Foot and Ankle Surgical AssociatesAfter overindulging in all things nice, but not necessarily healthy around the holidays, it is not surprising that the number one New Year’s resolution amongst the population is to lose weight. Running, whether it be indoor or outdoors, is a popular choice for those wanting to burn calories effectively. But, before we reluctantly pull on our trainers and mentally prepare for the run ahead, have we thought to check the condition and health of our feet?Wearing incorrect and/or inappropriate running shoes for your feet or an ineffective running style can contribute to callous and corn build-up. It can also contribute to running injuries, including lower back, leg, knee, ankle and foot pain. A podiatrist can effectively advise on the best or most appropriate footwear, as well as provide biomechanical assessments and/or prescribe orthotics (also known as orthotic insoles, shoe inserts, or orthoses) where appropriate to restore natural foot function.If weight loss is what you’re interested in we have brought in a state of the art medically supervised weight loss program which we have had amazing success with. This four-phase partial meal replacement protocol targets fat while preserving muscle. It’s a temporary treatment plan only available through licensed healthcare professionals who can provide one on one weekly support and education that helps you not only lose weight, but keep it off.If you would to find out more information or would like to book an appointment in our Tumwater, Yelm or Centralia clinics please contact our patient services team who will be able to help you out with your questions. Call #360-754-3338 or visit www.anklefoot.netlast_img read more

Frustrations Continue About Lack Of Parking

first_imgBy John Burton |RED BANK – Business owners and residents again addressed the chronic downtown parking shortfall and its possible solutions this week, reaching no consensus but giving voice to the community on the issue.The Red Bank Business Alliance conducted what participants labeled a town hall-style meeting Monday evening at the Red Bank Middle School, putting options on the table and getting opinions as the borough council awaits proposals for a parking garage.“We need to solve this problem,” said Joel McFadden, an alliance member who owns and operates Joel McFadden Designs, a jewelry design business at 32 White St.The downtown business community has long advocated for a garage in the area to solve the parking shortage, which, with customers complaining about their inability to park, is impacting local businesses’ bottom line.McFadden told the audience in the school’s auditorium he regularly gets phone calls from customers who ask if they can come to his shop on Sunday or after 6 p.m., because of the difficulty and inconvenience of finding available parking. This situation is having an impact throughout the area, McFadden maintained.Compounding the situation is the Count Basie Theatre, which has a planned expansion, and the impact of Red Bank Catholic High School students who drive, McFadden added.“We think it’s important to talk about what can be done,” said Michael Simpson, a local architect and planner, who has some experience dealing with the issue during his years in Red Bank.“It’s a century in the making,” Simpson pointed out of the parking situation, with the rise of the automobile. In 1999-2000 the issue again came to the forefront when then mayor Edward J. McKenna Jr. and borough council planned to bond for $11 million to construct a garage at the White Street municipal parking lot. Those plans were eventually abandoned as the governing body faced fierce opposition from residents who feared their taxes would spike to help businesses they didn’t necessarily patronize.Now, though, the matter is once again on the front burner. The council adopted an ordinance late last year that designated the White Street municipal parking lot as a property in need of redevelopment and has advertised for requests for proposals (RFPs) from private developers for ideas on constructing a possible mixed-use facility with retail and/or residential units, along with parking decks.The RFPs are due by Tuesday, April 26, at 10 a.m.James Scavone, executive director of Red Bank RiverCenter, which manages and advocates for the borough commercial Special Improvement District, said “our ideal” would be a municipal-owned and operated parking facility that provides a net gain of 500 parking spaces to accommodate the district’s need.“Our preference has always been a garage and just a garage,” as opposed to some other type of facility, Scavone said. A mixed-use facility would need additional spaces to address the district and the facility’s needs. Borough officials have said any such facility may have to be as tall as eight stories to cover that need, leading some to voice objections over that size and scope and recently leading to a lawsuit opposing that large of a complex.“We are willing to work with the borough,” Scavone said, to find alternatives that may be amenable to all the parties.The vacancy rate for commercial properties in the downtown is about 6 percent, according to Scavone.But that number is deceiving, maintained John Bowers, a commercial property owner (and landlord for 75 West Front St., where The Two River Times has its offices). Bowers said the upper levels of those commercial buildings, usually designated as office space, are all too often unrented because potential tenants can’t provide parking for clients and employees. That affects the landlord’s profitability. And that, Bowers and others Monday night stressed, means their properties aren’t as valuable as they could be, which in turn affects the tax rate commercial properties pay.With commercial property values not at the levels they should be, the tax burden increasingly shifts onto residential properties. So, Bowers argued, a garage would make the commercial sites more valuable, helping offset residential property taxes.Bowers said he would like to see a municipal garage. That would be profitable for the borough, he and others argued. Currently the Red Bank Parking Utility collects $1.6 million annually from metered spaces.But the idea of a taxpayer-shouldered debt to construct and operate a garage didn’t seem to meet with much approval from residents in attendance.“I don’t buy necessarily that my taxes will go down if you build a parking garage,” countered borough resident Bruce Whitaker.Bowers conducted an independent study, done with local architect Stephen Raciti, indicating a garage facility could be constructed for $16.5 million.“What we want is a project that costs the residents nothing,” that would be self-sustaining, and could be managed by a governmental parking authority, McFadden said.“The purpose of this meeting is to get voices heard,” explained Alan Placer, an alliance member who manages Hobbymasters, 62 White St. This will be the first of a series of conversations.last_img read more