• Here are some cheap FTSE 250 stocks I’d buy in May

    first_img Matthew Dumigan | Saturday, 2nd May, 2020 Here are some cheap FTSE 250 stocks I’d buy in May Image source: Getty Images The FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250 have taken big hits in the stock market crash. The indices have shed over 18% of their respective values at time of writing. Though it’s the FTSE 250 that has fallen furthest, dropping an extra 5% below its big brother.Over recent weeks, both staged a bounce-back but share prices have fallen again, so I think there’s still a chance to grab some bargains.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…Growth indexThe FTSE 250 is full of companies with bright prospects and high earnings potential. For that reason, growth investors gravitate towards this index in search of the blue-chip companies of tomorrow.What’s more, as a result of the major sell-off, many are trading on dirt-cheap valuations relative to pre-crash prices.Here’s my selection of cheap FTSE 250 stocks that I think offer the prospect of attractive returns over the long term.A selection of FTSE 250 bargainsIf I was pushed to pick my favourite stock in the index, I’d definitely go for HomeServe. The home emergency repairs company has performed exceptionally over the last five years and has held up well in the stock market crash. In fact, in early April, the firm reported better-than-expected full-year results despite the Covid-19 crisis. For me, a P/E ratio of 31 is justified by the company’s bright growth prospects and potential to increase earnings over the long term.Shares in UK housebuilders tumbled in the wake of the market crash. The coronavirus caused construction to grind to a halt and sales of new homes to dry up. However, on Thursday the FTSE 250 housebuilder Bellway announced that it would begin a phased reopening of construction sites imminently. Add to this a P/E ratio of around 6.4 and I think it’s clear that shares are significantly undervalued.Feeling bullish about the long-term recovery of the travel industry? Then shares in Wizz Air and TUI could offer the prospect of attractive returns to investors who are willing to take the plunge.Finally, I’ve always been a fan of the popular bakery chain Greggs. Earlier last month, directors reassured investors that the company has enough liquidity to withstand a “prolonged” closure. That said, the share price still sits approximately 25% lower than mid-February, with a reduced P/E ratio of around 20. Provided lockdowns restrictions are soon lifted, I expect shares in Greggs to swiftly bounce back as business returns to pre-virus levels.As I said in a previous article regarding cheap FTSE 100 stocks, if you think the entire index represents good value, why not buy an index tracker fund? That way, you’ll have the whole FTSE 250 covered in a single investment.Hold for the long termIn my opinion, the current macroeconomic uncertainty only reinforces the idea that investments should be held for the long term.Not only does this allow time for your returns to compound, but it also means you can ride through the peaks and troughs of the market and come out unscathed.While share prices may continue to rise and fall on a weekly basis, having a long-term strategy means you can ignore the short-term fluctuations in the market and focus on what the next five-to-10 years and more may bring for quality companies.With that in mind, I’d say don’t miss out on the opportunities this stock market crash brings to invest in cheap FTSE 250 companies with bright growth prospects “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. 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  • The Rugby Club Plays of the Week – Thanks coach

    first_imgFriday Sep 3, 2010 The Rugby Club Plays of the Week – Thanks coach The Fox Sports Plays of the Week comes to an end soon as this is the penultimate edition of the unique weekly rugby wrap-up, Aussie style.For some of you that’ll be good news as for whatever reason, many don’t seem to be fans. For the majority though, it’ll be bad news as it’s been providing us with laughs for quite a while now.It’ll only be a short break though, and next week will be their Plays of the Year, as the international season comes to an end shortly, before Test rugby start up again in a few months time with the November tours.This week’s clip has a whole bunch of quality rugby, with some great tries, a few cracking hits, and one or two digs at the Wallabies, who went down against the Springboks on the weekend. Incidentally, tomorrow the same two sides play again, which will be another fascinating encounter.Enjoy the plays, enjoy the weekend, and despite the segment taking a break soon, the last few editions will be archived here on RD to make them easy to find if you missed out on some. Time: 02:29ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman How did the Hurricanes rate in their final game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, their 43-14 victory over the Reds? 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  • Irish government to match private giving

    first_imgIrish government to match private giving Tagged with: Ireland This is the largest commitment the Irish Government has ever made to a US organization, said Trina Vargo, president of the US-Ireland Alliance. Quinlan Private is a benefactor of the Alliance, and Derek Quinlan has committed to help Ms. Vargo raise ‚€20 million from the private sector. At a couple of recent fundraising dinners in Dublin, nearly ‚€5 million was raised on the private side. Million dollar commitments, to be paid over the next five years, have come from Pat and Teresa Mooney and Bernard and Moira McNamara. The next generation of philanthropists is also represented by a sizable donation from John and Cearuil Morrissey. Other donors wish to remain anonymous.Ms. Vargo hailed these commitments as evidence of growing philanthropy by the Irish. These bold actions demonstrate that private individuals, like the political leaders, understand the role they can play in shaping this new relationship. We hope that US multinationals benefiting from their presence in Ireland, Irish companies prospering in the US market, and Irish Americans who comprehend the current and future nature and needs of this relationship, will follow the lead of the Irish Government and these generous individuals.Mary Lou Hartman, director of the Mitchell Scholarship program, added, These generous commitments will provide the Mitchell Scholarship program with a firm foundation to continue and expand the connection between young American leaders and the island of Ireland. These unprecedented contributions will allow the vision of the Mitchell program to be fully realized.The Mitchell Scholarship program is funded annually by the US Department of State and the US Congress, the Northern Ireland Department for Employment and Learning, BD (Becton Dickinson & Company), Bombardier Aerospace (NI) Foundation, Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, the McDonnell Charitable Foundation, every university on the island of Ireland, and many others. Ms. Vargo noted that continued involvement and support are crucial and the endowment we seek will help all of us move forward together toward making the Mitchell Scholarship the preferred scholarship for future American leaders. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  21 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The US-Ireland Alliance, which seeks to foster relations between Ireland and the United States, has announced that the Irish Government will match whatever the Alliance raises, up to ‚€20 million over the next five years, to endow its George J. Mitchell Scholarship program.The US-Ireland Alliance, which seeks to foster relations between Ireland and the United States, has announced that the Irish Government will match whatever the Alliance raises, up to ‚€20 million over the next five years, to endow its George J. Mitchell Scholarship program.Alliance president Trina Vargo said that the Alliance seeks to raise ‚€40 million to ensure that the Mitchell Scholarship program is permanently funded, like the Rhodes Scholarship program, which sends future leaders to Oxford for study. The Mitchell Scholarship program was established in 1998 and has already sent more than 80 future American leaders to pursue graduate level study at universities throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. Advertisement Howard Lake | 7 March 2007 | News 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

  • UNAC calls July 9 protests to ‘Stop NATO’s aggressive expansion toward Russia!’

    first_imgThe United National Antiwar Coalition, the U.S. Peace Council, the International Action Center, Veterans for Peace and other groups have called for protests in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco on July 9 against the NATO summit held in Warsaw, Poland, calling it an aggressive threat against Russia. Below is the UNAC appeal issued in mid-June.  The drive by nuclear-armed NATO to the borders of Russia — a nuclear-armed state — poses at the very least the risk of accidental nuclear war, and at worst the possibility of military confrontation between two nuclear powers.On July 8-9 in Warsaw, Poland, a NATO Summit will be held. Many fear it goes beyond saber rattling to active war preparation. Its agenda is alarming. For example, the U.S. wishes to incorporate Ukraine and Georgia into NATO. Next year, the Pentagon plans to quadruple military spending in Europe to $3.4 billion and begin rotating an armored brigade through Eastern Europe — in addition to extra NATO forces deployed to Poland and the Baltics. The U.S., the main force behind NATO, is already in a deadly proxy war in eastern Ukraine.NATO has already launched the largest war games in decades [June 7-17] — involving 31,000 troops (14,000 from the U.S.) and thousands of vehicles from 24 countries. The war games in Poland included air-ground assaults and electronic warfare scenarios. Airborne units, infantrymen, medics, military police and aviation units will operate jointly throughout the exercise, which culminates in a massive live-fire event led by the U.S. A naval exercise involving NATO forces has just begun in Finland [also in June].A few weeks ago the United States activated the first of two missile-defense installations in Eastern Europe. The new missile defense site in Romania is a direct threat to regional security and inaugurates a new arms race. Earlier this year, it was disclosed that the U.S. was ramping up the deployment of heavy weapons and armored vehicles to NATO member countries in Central and Eastern Europe.A separate missile defense base in Poland — a country with a new far-right government — is turning that country, according to one expert, into a U.S. bastion and potential launch platform against Russia in possible violation of existing agreements governing intermediate-range nuclear weapons. Meanwhile, there is the ongoing “SaberStrike” operation in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.Given the serious escalation of the danger of a disastrous confrontation between the United States and Russia, we must make our alarm at the upcoming NATO Summit known in a more public way.To this end, we have organized a demonstration for Saturday, July 9, to coincide with the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Poland. Other actions are planned around the U.S. and the world, particularly in Warsaw. We think it is important for the New York region to make its voice heard.We consider the following general slogans to be a basis for unity:No to NATO; No to War!Yes to Peace; No to NATO!Abolish NATO, Don’t Expand It!Money for Jobs, Not for NATO!No More War Games!End NATO Provocations Against Russia!NATO Provocations Threaten Nuclear War!No to a New Cold War!The demonstration will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 9, at the Army Recruiting Center in Times Square, Manhattan. At 12 noon in Los Angeles at Grand Park and at 12 noon in San Francisco at 355 McAllister St.It’s a dangerous moment. We ask you to be an endorsing organization and to commit to participating and mobilizing your members for this action. Please go to the link below and fill out the online Endorsement Form for the July 9 demonstration: us make this demonstration as broad as possible.Signed:— Alfred Marder, President, US Peace Council— National Executive Committee, Veterans for Peace— Joe Lombardo, Co-coordinator, United National Antiwar Committee— Sara Flounders, Co-coordinator, International Action Center, N.Y.— Bruce K. Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space— Margaret Kimberley, Editor and Senior Columnist, Black Agenda Report— Bernadette Ellorin, Chairperson, BAYAN, USA— Joe Jamison, Queens, NY Peace Council— Susan Schnall, Veterans for Peace, NY Chapter #34— Michael Kramer, Veterans for Peace, NJ Chapter #21— Bahman Azad, Chair, Iran Working Group, Veterans for Peace— Manhattan Green Party— Alice Slater, Nuclear Age Peace FoundationFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • RSF calls on Parliament to ask for the release of imprisoned journalists

    first_img News Follow the news on Eritrea Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case RSF_en RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision At the same time eight journalists were arrested and detained at the N° 1 Police Station in Asmara. They are: Yusuf Mohamed Ali, editor in chief of Tsigenay, already detained during several weeks in October 2000, Mattewos Habteab, editor in chief of Meqaleh, previously arrested several times these last months, Dawit Isaac and Tsehaye Yohannes, journalists for Setit, Medhanie Haile, editor in chief of Keste Debena, and Temesgen Gebreyesus, member of the board of directors, Emanuel Asrat from Zemen, and an independent photographer Seyoum Fsehaye. RSF General Secretary Robert Ménard said: “Parliamentarians today have an opportunity to show goodwill and a commitment to press freedom. They must take a firm approach firm vis-à-vis the executive and call for their release.” “We remind them that Eritrea has become the only country in the whole African continent without a single independent publication,” he added. News News January 31, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RSF calls on Parliament to ask for the release of imprisoned journalists EritreaAfrica Reports Organisation center_img January 13, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? October 27, 2020 Find out more April 14, 2021 Find out more Reporters Sans frontières (Reporters Without Borders – RSF), a Paris-based press freedom watchdog has called on members of the Eritrean parliament to ask for the immediate release of all journalists languishing in jail in Eritrea. There is still no news of the six following other journalists: Zemenfes Haile, former director of publication and founder of the Tsigenay newspaper Selamyinghes Beyene, reporter for Meqaleh, Simret Seyoum, general manager of Setit and Aaron Berhane, editor in chief, Said Abdulkader, editor in chief of Admas and Ghebrehiwet Keleta, journalist of Tsigenay. They are believed to have either been thrown in prison or to have clandestinely taken refuge elsewhere to escape arrest. Receive email alerts to go further On 29 January 2002, Eritrea’s National Assembly opened its first session since 2000. Parliamentarians are set to tackle the issue of jailed political dissidents as well as the situation of the independent press in the country. RSF recalled that on 18 September 2001, independent newspapers announced that they were publishing their final issue until further notice, on the order of the government. The head of national television then went on the air to explain that “independent media have had time to correct their mistakes. They have been jeopardising national unity.” Since this day no independent newspaper came out. EritreaAfrica last_img read more

  • Man who chronicled ‘private jet’ experience never flew on plane: Airlines

    first_imgLIVINUS/iStock(NEW YORK) — New York City director Vincent Peone, who chronicled his “private jet” Delta flight, did not actually fly on the plane, sources have told ABC News.The video he posted on Twitter Monday racked up more than 2 million views in two days, and inspired countless articles, including one on ABC News’ website.The plane did taxi to the runway, according to Delta, but had to return the gate due to a mechanical issue. It took about 40 minutes to solve, but when the plane did take off, it didn’t contain any passengers and was “completely empty,” according to a Delta spokesperson.Peone, who is described on his IMDB page as an “award winning director, writer, and cinematographer” and “one of the founding members of CollegeHumor’s original content department,” was described previously as the only customer on Delta Airlines flight 3652 from Aspen, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah, on Tuesday, Aug. 6.In a statement obtained by ABC News on Thursday, Peone said the video he shot was “100% true.”“Thank you Delta for an awesome experience last week. My video is 100% true…and then I stopped filming. After the private jet broke down again with mechanical problems, I took a normal one the following morning. The footage I have tells a short, funny, and positive story – because those are the kind of stories I like to tell. I made comedy!” Peone said in a statement. “Consider it the Director’s cut. I had some laughs with the amazing crew while living the dream. The story took off fast, but the plane didn’t.”Delta initially responded to Peone’s video on Twitter saying that it looked like “an awesome experience!” A Delta spokesperson said their agents were “responding to something in the moment,” and were glad that Peone looked like he was having a good time. The spokesperson said they were not confirming the solo flight.“I have never flown on a true private jet,” Peone told the Washington Post. “But I have filmed on them before; I’ve physically been on them, but they were grounded. I think you should end the story with an invitation to a private jet for me. Invite anyone to actually fly me private.”The viral video Peone posted involved many crew members from Delta’s regional carrier, SkyWest, which operates flights on behalf of Delta, American, United, and Alaska airlines.SkyWest confirmed to ABC News that Peone did not fly on the plane.The video starts with the gate agent asking the “only passenger” to board the plane.“That’s me,” Peone whispers.He captured the crew loading sandbags onto the aircraft to add weight due to the allegedly empty cabin.“We’re just adding weight to the plane,” Peone said. “Because there are no people.”When it came time to go through the safety protocols, the flight attendant addressed him personally saying, “Good evening, Vincent,” over the intercom.The video even showed him greeting the pilots and shaking their hands.“Your private jet,” one pilot joked.Peone said they let him sit wherever he wanted.“I went first class, second row, so I didn’t have to be right up against a wall,” Peone told ABC News prior to Delta’s guidance.Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story reported that Vincent Peone chronicled an experience on social media in which he said that he was the only passenger on a plane from Aspen, Colo., to Salt Lake City, Utah. Delta initially responded to Peone on Twitter that it looked like “an awesome experience!” A Delta spokesperson later told ABC News that this comment was not meant as confirmation, and that when the plane took off from Aspen, it was “completely empty.” This story has been updated to reflect that information.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

  • Leave areas of England have seen strongest price growth, claims agency

    first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Leave areas of England have seen strongest price growth, claims agency previous nextHousing MarketLeave areas of England have seen strongest price growth, claims agencyMore inward investment in urban areas in the north and midlands has helped push up prices faster than in London and the south, says Hamptons International.Nigel Lewis29th August 20190440 Views A leading estate agency has claimed that the areas of England where a majority of people voted to leave the EU in 2016 have seen house prices increase twice as fast as those which voted to remain.Hamptons International has processed government data from the Office for National Statistics and discovered that eight out of the ten areas in the UK with the strongest house price rises voted Leave.These are mostly urban stretches of the North and Midlands and include the West Midlands, East Midlands, West Somerset, Birmingham and Nottingham.House pricesIn these areas house prices have increased by 12% on average since the EU Referendum while areas which voted Remain have only increased by 7%.Hamptons International says it took the average sale price from the first five months of 2016 and compared it to the average price in the first five months of this year.“House price growth was already slowing in London and the south due to affordability pressures: these areas had seen considerable price growth in the run up to the referendum,” says Aneisha Beveridge, head of research at Hamptons.“The added uncertainty from the referendum result just exaggerated the slowdown.“Affordability pressure is the main reason why house price growth in the Midlands and north has outpaced that in the south.”Only two Remain areas made it into the top ten house price growth list; Southwark and Newham, both in LondonHamptons International Aneisha Beveridge Brexit EU Referendum August 29, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

  • Sri Lanka Navy Rescues 5 Fishermen

    first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Fishermen Training & Education View post tag: Navy Naval Patrol Craft, P 422 attached to the Eastern Naval Command rescued 5 fishermen stranded in the seas 47 nautical miles off Foul Point on 16th September 2013.Their fishing trawler named “Upul” had become non-operational due to an engine defect.The Navy was informed of the incident by the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource. Accordingly, under the direction of the Naval Headquarters, the Eastern Naval Command dispatched P 422, to rescue the stranded fishing boat with its 5-member crew. Subsequently, the fishing boat was towed to Cod bay Fisheries Harbour for repairs.[mappress]Press Release, September 17, 2013; Image: Sri Lanka Navy View post tag: Sri View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defense View post tag: rescuescenter_img View post tag: 5 Share this article September 17, 2013 Sri Lanka Navy Rescues 5 Fishermen View post tag: Naval View post tag: Lanka Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lanka Navy Rescues 5 Fishermen last_img read more

  • Ocean City Stamps New $73.1 Million Budget With 3.31 Percent Tax Increase

    first_imgCity Hall in Ocean CityCity Council gave final approval Thursday to a $73.1 million budget that asks Ocean City taxpayers collectively for 3.31 percent more than they paid last year.The net effect to individual taxpayers is a 2.16 percent increase in the tax rate. The owner of a $500,000 home can expect to pay an additional $43.25 for the municipal portion of their 2015 tax bill under the new budget.The town benefits this year from a $114.8 million increase in the ratable base — with more real estate value to tax, the impact on individual property owners is moderated.The budget passed in a 5-1 vote. City Council President Tony Wilson was not present. Councilman Pete Guinosso cast the dissenting vote.Guinosso said he was disappointed that the city did not do more to find savings within various cost centers in the budget.“I’m not prepared to vote for this, because I don’t think we’ve done a good job,” Guinosso said.In public comment, Ocean City resident Michael Hinchman echoed the same sentiment.“I see very little visible display by the council to challenge how we run our city,” Hinchman said.That new budget includes a local tax levy $46,275,387, a $1.48 million increase over last year.The overall budget of $73,134,639 is up by 4.27 percent from 2014. But that figure is affected by one-time grants and reimbursements, such as $1,241,000 in New Jersey Historic Trust grants (for City Hall, the Transportation Center and the U.S. Life Saving Station at Fourth and Atlantic) and a $950,000 reimbursement from FEMA for Superstorm Sandy damage.Salaries and wages covering 258 full-time employees account for $29.6 million in the budget. This figure represents a $914,000 increase over 2014, mostly due to scheduled increases within contracts.The city payroll hit a high of 297 full-time employees within the last decade and bottomed out a few years ago at 250.The city also is in the midst of an aggressive capital improvement plan that calls for borrowing and spending $79 million over the next five years.Because debt service and certain other appropriation are excluded from the formula, Ocean City falls “comfortably below both state-mandated caps,” Ocean City Finance Director Frank Donato said.See full budget detail below. The file is also linked at (PDF, 3.25MB)last_img read more

  • Contractor accused of fraud now facing child molestation charges

    first_img Twitter Google+ Google+ Facebook Previous articleGov. Holcomb unsure whether suspension will disqualify Hill from remaining as A.G.Next articleKelly Jae’s closed for good in downtown Goshen Carl Stutsman By Carl Stutsman – May 12, 2020 0 335 Pinterest WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Facebook WhatsApp Contractor accused of fraud now facing child molestation charges Pinterest Twitter A man who had previously been arrested for home improvement fraud is now being charged with child molestation.48 year old Glenn Ford was original taken into custody on May 7th for the fraud charge, now in a separate case a young girl that worked with him alleges they engaged in sexual activity over the period of about two years. The victim, who is now 15, says the contact first started when she was helping him hang drywall at a home. ABC 57 reports that Ford admitted to police that he and the victim had sex between five and seven times.Ford has past convictions for criminal recklessness, receiving stolen auto parts, auto theft, and more. He is being held without bond.Read more here with our partners in news at ABC 57last_img read more