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first_imgForget the Cash ISA! I’d pocket 6.9% from the FTSE 100 Enter Your Email Address Roland Head owns shares of British Land Co, Imperial Brands, and Royal Bank of Scotland Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended British Land Co and Imperial Brands. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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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Cash ISAs have been a popular savings product for a long time. But the reality is that 10 years of low interest rates have left these tax-free accounts looking pretty pointless.At the time of writing, the top interest rate I could find for an instant access Cash ISA was 1.35%. With UK inflation running at 1.5%, this interest rate means the purchasing power of your cash is actually falling each year.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…I think it’s sensible to keep some savings in cash, for emergencies and major expenses. But in my view, cash saving is no longer a practical way to generate income or build wealth. That’s why I invest most of my long-term savings in the stock market.Today, I want to look at four income stocks from the blue-chip FTSE 100 index, including three from my own portfolio. Together, I reckon these could provide you with a 6.9% cash income this year.A turnaround buy?Shares in tobacco group Imperial Brands have risen by around 17% since the Conservative election win in December. Despite this, the stock remains relatively unloved by the market, even while offering a cash-backed 10.9% dividend yield.This tobacco business remains very profitable and generates huge amounts of surplus cash each year. Although the firm’s incoming new chief executive will be under pressure to cut debt, this payout still looks affordable to me.Prime propertyAnother stock I rate as a reliable long-term source of income is property group British Land. The group’s portfolio is split into two main categories — prime London office developments and major shopping centres around the UK.Retail property is going through a tough patch at the moment. But British Land’s properties are among the biggest and best in this sector, which should make recovery easier. In the meantime, the shares trade at a 25% discount to their book value of 856p and offer a dividend yield of 5.2%. I’ve been buying.There’s a new boss in townIt’s been a long time since Royal Bank of Scotland Group could be described as an income buy. But I think the group now deserves this label as much as some of its more popular peers.The bank’s profitability has gradually been improving and shareholders are expected to receive a total dividend of 14.9p per share in 2020, giving a yield of 6.2%. New boss Alison Rose appears to be determined to fix underperforming parts of the business. I’m happy to hold and believe further gains are likely over time.Safer than housesI’ve steered clear of housebuilding stocks as I’m struggling to believe their current level of profitability will be sustainable. I may be wrong. But one stock I do view as a reliable long-term bet is utility firm National Grid.Among UK investors, the business is best known as the operator of the UK’s electricity grid. But about half National Grid’s profits now come from its US operations, which should help protect shareholders from localised problems in either country. Investors buying the shares today should be able to lock in a 5.2% yield. Roland Head | Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 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. 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first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Anatomy of Fear TAGSHistory ChannelPresident George WashingtonUS Capitol Building Previous articleOrange County budgets $81 Million for Health Services DepartmentNext articleDon’t Sideline Healthy Eating During Football Season Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. On This Day in History: September 18th, 1793Capitol cornerstone is laidFrom The History ChannelOn this day in 1793, George Washington lays the cornerstone to the United States Capitol building, the home of the legislative branch of American government. The building would take nearly a century to complete, as architects came and went, the British set fire to it and it was called into use during the Civil War. Today, the Capitol building, with its famous cast-iron dome and important collection of American art, is part of the Capitol Complex, which includes six Congressional office buildings and three Library of Congress buildings, all developed in the 19th and 20th centuries.As a young nation, the United States had no permanent capital, and Congress met in eight different cities, including Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia, before 1791. In 1790, Congress passed the Residence Act, which gave President Washington the power to select a permanent home for the federal government. The following year, he chose what would become the District of Columbia from land provided by Maryland. Washington picked three commissioners to oversee the capital city’s development and they in turn chose French engineer Pierre Charles L’Enfant to come up with the design. However, L’Enfant clashed with the commissioners and was fired in 1792. A design competition was then held, with a Scotsman named William Thornton submitting the winning entry for the Capitol building. In September 1793, Washington laid the Capitol’s cornerstone and the lengthy construction process, which would involve a line of project managers and architects, got under way.In 1800, Congress moved into the Capitol’s north wing. In 1807, the House of Representatives moved into the building’s south wing, which was finished in 1811. During the War of 1812, the British invaded Washington, D.C., and set fire to the Capitol on August 24, 1814. A rainstorm saved the building from total destruction. Congress met in nearby temporary quarters from 1815 to 1819. In the early 1850s, work began to expand the Capitol to accommodate the growing number of Congressmen. In 1861, construction was temporarily halted while the Capitol was used by Union troops as a hospital and barracks. Following the war, expansions and modern upgrades to the building continued into the next century.Today, the Capitol, which is visited by 3 million to 5 million people each year, has 540 rooms and covers a ground area of about four acres.For more information on this day in history, go here. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment!last_img read more

first_imgArt House / Urbanscape ArchitectsSave this projectSaveArt House / Urbanscape Architects Structural Engineer: Projects Canada Art House / Urbanscape Architects Save this picture!© Revelateur Studio+ 13Curated by Fernanda Castro Share 2017 Year:  Project Team:Ali Malek, Aram VakiliCity:TorontoCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Revelateur StudioRecommended ProductsWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0Fiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Fiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panels – concrete skinText description provided by the architects. The inhabitants of a home inform its growth. For the renovation of this project—Art House—the initial idea stemmed from the owner’s’ lifestyle and their dedication to collecting contemporary art. A dated house, it needed to be converted into a warm, contemporary, light-filled home. The interior spaces were reconfigured, bringing natural light and the greenery into the everyday life. A central atrium space focuses the flow and circulation between the rooms on every floor; and a glazed wall, on the ground floor, makes a fluid connection between the exterior and interior of the house. The kitchen—where most of the residents time is spent—merges with the dining room, allowing for entertaining guests in a cordial, yet comfortable manner.Save this picture!© Revelateur StudioThe open concept on the main floor provides a seamless connection between the kitchen and the living spaces. Moreover, spatially, the interior was redesigned to be flexible for future growth. The newly designed third floor offers a complete master bedroom that replaces the old attic. It is punctuated by a skylight that fills the house with natural light. Structurally, the project presented a few challenges. An underpinning of the basement maintained the two and a half storey exterior walls while all interior partitions were removed to allow for the open concept. The existing floor structure was carefully extended, making the new addition possible. Subsequently, the existing roof and floor were opened at certain areas to allow for a third-floor addition.Save this picture!Section 01The traditional context of the house is commemorated through the new bay windows as additions. Metal composite panels on the front exterior keep the existing brick veneer separated from the new, more contemporary additions. They have low maintenance efforts and were very cost effective which kept the project on-budget.Save this picture!© Revelateur StudioProject gallerySee allShow lessThese Are The Architects Who Represented Mexico, Chile & Puerto Rico in the Art Omi …Architecture NewsProject Design Group’s Spa Resort to be Partially Lost in the Turkish LandscapeArchitecture News Share Area:  205 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Toronto, Canada Photographs:  Revelateur Studio Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Urbanscape Architects Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architects: Houses Manufacturers: Arconic, Inline Fiberglass, Miele, Stone Tile, Muti Kitchen and Bath Urbanline Ali Malek ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901583/art-house-urbanscape-architects Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/901583/art-house-urbanscape-architects Clipboard TAG Structure Construction: “COPY” CopyAbout this officeUrbanscape ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsTorontoCanadaPublished on September 15, 2018Cite: “Art House / Urbanscape Architects” 15 Sep 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCoffee tablesFlexformCoffee Table – GipsyCurtain WallsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPace Gallery Envelope SystemWoodSculptformTimber Battens in Double Bay HouseStonesCosentinoSilestone and Dekton in Villa OmniaBricksNelissenInner Wall Bricks – LückingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsAir Facade PanelsWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsEducational ApplicationsFastmount®Hidden Panel Fastener at Massey UniversitySealants / ProtectorsTOPCRETMicro-Coating – Baxab®More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?艺术之家 / Urbanscape Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Business and community connections Howard Lake | 17 February 2000 | News Business Community Connections (bcconnections) have launched the first stage of what they say will be a comprehensive Web site which will help and support the charity sector in the better running of their organisation.It will help market professional services to the charity sector and promote business involvement in charitable community causes.Bcconnections is a not-for-profit organisation and is currently applying for charitable status. Advertisement Visit bcconnections. 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. read more

first_img Organisation NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say United StatesAmericas Events ImpunityViolenceUnited NationsUNESCO Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) will host a panel discussion to raise awareness on the killings of journalists and the #ProtectJournalists campaign to appoint a Special Representative to the UNSG for the Safety of Journalists, endorsed by a large coalition of supporters. News RSF_en to go further News News September 2, 2016 – Updated on September 12, 2016 Sept 16, 2016 – #ProtectJournalists event ahead of UNGA News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says June 7, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists June 3, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on United States United StatesAmericas Events ImpunityViolenceUnited NationsUNESCO When: September 16, 2016 – 1:30pmWhere: United Nations Correspondents Association (UNCA) press room at the UN Headquarters in New York, NY. Opening remarks by Christophe Deloire, RSF Secretary General and Joel Simon, CPJ Executive DirectorPanelists will include:- Yara Bader, Syrian Center for Media Director and wife of Mazen Darwish – Dunja Mijatovic, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media- Raza Rumi, Pakistani journalist who survived a murder attempt in 2014 by the Taliban-affiliate Lashkar-e-Jhangvi- Maria Idalia Gomez, Mexican journalist and consultant for the Inter American Press Association on violence against journalistsThe panel will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.The past five years have been the most deadly on record for journalists, with hundreds of journalists killed and many more attacked simply for doing their jobs. Murder is the ultimate form of censorship, and when a journalist is killed the right to information for the broader public is also imperiled. The world’s major problems, from environmental issues to extremist violence, cannot be resolved without the work of journalists. The UN Action Plan on Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity was adopted in recognition of this, and the Sustainable Development Goals specifically address the right to access information. Now, media outlets, journalists, NGOs and prominent figures on every continent have joined in calling for the appointment of a “journalists’ protector” and urging the UN and its Member States to give this position the political weight, capacity for rapid action and legitimacy to coordinate UN efforts for the safety of journalists.The goal is to establish a concrete mechanism that enforces international law and thereby finally reduces the number of journalists killed every year in the course of their work. Join us for a discussion with the journalists behind the statistics and hear why this initiative is needed. More info: https://rsf.org/en/protectjournalists-campaignRSVP: [email protected] note, UN accreditation will be required to access the event.Photo credit: WAN-IFRA April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgNews Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid RSF_en December 1, 2020 Find out more Organisation May 27, 2019 TV reporter killed by mine in Chad News Help by sharing this information Their vehicle was part of a military convoy that was heading to the northern side of Lake Chad, to where Chadian army positions had just been attacked by Islamist militants. Nangbatna was travelling with the convoy in order to be able to cover the aftermath of the attack.Aged 42, Nangbatna was rushed to a military hospital in the Chadian capital, N’djamena, where he died of the injuries he sustained in the explosion.“We are deeply saddened to learn of reporter-cameraman Obed Nangbatna’s death,” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said. “This tragic incident is a reminder of the sacrifices journalists have to make in order to cover war zones, often even putting their own lives in danger.”Chad is ranked 122nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on Chad to go further Reportscenter_img Obed Nangbatna, a reporter and cameraman for the Chadian national TV broadcaster, Télé Tchad, was fatally wounded on 25 May when the military vehicle he was travelling in ran over a mine. The four soldiers travelling in the same vehicle were also killed. November 27, 2020 Find out more Chadian soldiers watching over a branch of Lake Chad, 2015. (illustration image) SIA KAMBOU / AFP ChadAfrica Condemning abuses Armed conflictsViolence Receive email alerts The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa ChadAfrica Condemning abuses Armed conflictsViolence News Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad October 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgNewsBreaking newsMotorway outbound from Limerick closed following crashBy Staff Reporter – March 7, 2016 675 A SECTION of the northbound M7 motorway between Castletroy and Birdhill has reopened following a road traffic crash this Monday morning.The motorway, between junction 28 Castletroy and junction 27 Birdhill was closed up until lunchtime this Monday after four units from the fire service, three from Limerick and one from Newport, attended the scene just after 10:30am.The emergency services attended at the scene together with Gardai and the emergency paramedics from the national ambulance service.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It is understood that traffic was backed up with motorists asked to avoid the area but shortly before lunchtime this Monday the road was reopened. Facebook Advertisement Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Previous articleLimerick tunes up for International Band ChampionshipNext articleI love Limerick website founder bereaved Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Emaillast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesRequirement Of Affidavits Not Mandatory In Bail Applications: Allahabad HC Issues Clarifications On E-Filing Procedure [Read Notification] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK14 April 2020 7:40 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court has partially modified the e-filing procedure for taking up urgent matters notified by its Registry last week. As per a notification issued today, the Advocates will have an additional option of filing with their petitions, a scanned copy of a Notary Affidavit, in place of a scanned affidavit or an e-affidavit. The High Court has also intimated that during…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court has partially modified the e-filing procedure for taking up urgent matters notified by its Registry last week. As per a notification issued today, the Advocates will have an additional option of filing with their petitions, a scanned copy of a Notary Affidavit, in place of a scanned affidavit or an e-affidavit. The High Court has also intimated that during the lock down period, the requirement of an affidavit/e-affidavit/ scanned Notary Affidavit will not be mandatory in the case of Bail/ Anticipatory Bail Applications. These modifications are certainly in light of a letter written by the HCBA to Chief Justice Govind Mathur, suggesting that the requirement of swearing of affidavit at Allahabad itself will defeat the objective of e-filing and may hamper the social distancing protocol. The Advocates will however have to submit the Adhar Card Number of the person wanting to act as deponent in the matter, full details of the card holder, along with a declaration affirming the correctness of the disclosures and averments made in the application/petition. In case of civil matters, a prayer for dispensing with the requirement of filing an affidavit may be made along with the urgency application which will also be considered simultaneous with the issue of urgency. This waiver is subject to a proper affidavit being filed in hard copy, within 15 days from the date the lock down is lifted. The court has cautioned that in case a proper affidavit is not filed as specified above, the said case will be dismissed automatically and any order passed therein will stand recalled, without any reference to the Court. In its letter, the HCBA had also urged the court to not pass any adverse orders against the lawyers in case they default in following the procedure, given that the changes in the procedure are “drastic” and lawyers need some time to “understand and adopt” the system. Perhaps why the High Court has also suspended the operation of Para 17 of the e-filing procedure which stipulated that if an Advocate fails to appear through video-conferencing on the date and time slot fixed for him, the Court may proceed to decide the matter on merits, exparte. Read Notification Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgKiyoshi Tanno/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration has taken the historic step of designating a white supremacist group as a global terrorist organization, sanctioning a Russian organization and three of its leaders Monday.The new designation is an escalation in tactics, giving the U.S. government increased enforcement tools against what experts have warned is a growing threat — white supremacist groups recruiting violent individuals across international borders to train and conduct attacks — but one that President Donald Trump has at times downplayed. “Today’s designations send an unmistakable message that the United States will not hesitate to use our sanctions authorities aggressively and that we are prepared to target any foreign terrorist group, regardless of ideology, that threatens our citizens, our interests abroad or our allies,” said the State Department’s top counter terrorism official, Ambassador Nathan Sales.The white nationalist group, known as the Russian Imperial Movement, or RIM, has provided paramilitary training to neo-Nazis and white supremacists, and recruited from overseas, especially Europeans, but reportedly including some Americans as well, according to Sales.Among other plots, two Swedish men were recruited by RIM, brought to St. Petersburg for 11 days of paramilitary training, including weapons use, hand-to-hand combat, and “woodland and urban assault,” per Sales. Months later, the two men returned to Sweden and conducted two bombings outside a cafe and a migrant center in Gothenburg, with a third attempted bombing failing to detonate.Sales wouldn’t preview any other designations of white supremacists, but said the administration “will not hesitate to aggressively use” the same authority to sanction other similar groups that incite, facilitate, direct, or plan attacks, including, in RIM’s case, by providing training.The designations also target three of RIM’s leaders — Stanislav Anatolyevich Vorobyev, Denis Valliullovich Gariev and Nikolay Nikolayevich Trushchalov — and will allow the Treasury Department to freeze any of their or the organization’s assets moving through the U.S. financial system. The Homeland Security Department will also be granted broader authority to deny entry to the U.S. to individuals with ties to RIM.“We’ve seen what RIM-trained terrorists can do in Europe, and we want to make sure that RIM is not able — or any terrorist group is not able — to accomplish something similar here in the United States. … (Designating RIM) enables us to better protect our borders, to keep these terrorists out of our country and to deny them resources they may use to plan additional training that could harm our interests,” Sales said, while declining to say what kind of assets the group has that the U.S. could seize.The designation doesn’t allow the Justice Department to bring charges against Americans who provide material support to RIM, but Sales said that U.S. law enforcement has other authorities to go after any of its supporters, referring questions on possible prosecutions to the Department of Justice and the FBI.Sales wouldn’t say what contact the Trump administration had with the Russian government ahead of the announcement or whether Vladimir Putin’s government has been helpful in combating white supremacist terrorism. Instead, he called on Moscow and all governments to use their own authorities to deny violent actors’ ability to travel and their access to the international financial system.Senior U.S. officials have been warning for years now that the threat of racially or ethnically motivated terrorism is growing. That includes white supremacist violence in the U.S., where an anti-immigrant gunman killed 20 people at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart and an anti-Semitic gunman killed 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh.In January, U.S. law enforcement also arrested seven alleged members of “The Base,” a militant neo-Nazi group that advocates for a “violent insurgency” to incite a race war, overthrow the U.S. government and create a white nationalist state.“We are starting to see racially motivated violent extremists connecting with like-minded individuals overseas online,” FBI Director Christopher Wray told the House Homeland Security Committee in November. “In some instances, we have seen some folks travel overseas to train,” particularly in eastern Europe.Sales warned Monday that even when not in direct communication, these groups and individuals inspire each other, including how the El Paso shooter said he was motivated by an attack months earlier in Christchurch, New Zealand, where a white supremacist killed 49 people at a mosque.After the El Paso shooting, Trump called for all Americans to “condemn racism, bigotry and white supremacy.” But the president has also downplayed the threat of white supremacist violence, saying after the Christchurch shooting that the issue is “a small group of people that have very, very serious problems.”Trump has also drawn criticism for proposing a ban on all Muslims to the U.S., not immediately rejecting the support of David Duke, the former KKK Grand Wizard, during his campaign, and saying there were “very fine people on both sides” after the August 2017 clash between white nationalists and anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. 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first_imgiStock/Elijah-Lovkoff(LOS ANGELES) — BY: BILL HUTCHINSON and SABRINA GHEBREMEDHIN, ABC NewsFormer UCLA men’s soccer coach Jorge Salcedo has agreed to plead guilty to accepting $200,000 in bribes in the massive “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal and is expected to be sentenced to up to 30 months in federal prison, authorities said.Salcedo, 47, a one-time professional soccer player for the Los Angeles Galaxy, signed the plea agreement with federal prosecutors on Sunday. The plea deal was unsealed on Tuesday in Boston federal court. Salcedo was one of several athletic coaches at universities across the country to be ensnared in the largest college cheating scandal ever prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice. The scandal also led to charges against more than 50 people, including 35 wealthy parents who prosecutors say paid bribes to get their children into elite U.S. colleges.Among those indicted were actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman. Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are among those still fighting charges. They have pleaded innocent have denied all wrongdoing.Huffman pleaded guilty and served 11 days of a 14-day prison sentence.Salcedo, the married father of four children, agreed to plead guilty to conspiring to commit racketeering, federal prosecutors said in a statement.Under the terms of the agreement, the government will recommend a sentence at the low end of the sentencing guidelines of 24 to 30 months in prison and a year of supervised release. Salcedo must also pay a fine as well as restitution, plus forfeit about $200,000, which is equal to the amount of bribes he allegedly took, prosecutors said.Prosecutors agreed to dismiss two other charges against Salcedo, conspiring to commit fraud and bribery, as part of the agreement.A sentencing date for Salcedo has yet to be scheduled.Federal prosecutors allege that in 2016, Salcedo helped William “Rick” Singer, the college admissions consultant who allegedly masterminded the college entrance scam, to ensure that the daughter of wealthy Bay Area couple Davina and Bruce Isackson was admitted to UCLA by forwarding the girl’s fabricated soccer credentials to his colleagues on the school’s women’s soccer team, according to the indictment unsealed in March 2019. For his role in the deal, Salcedo received $100,000 of the $250,000 the Isacksons paid Singer, prosecutors allege.Salcedo also allegedly accepted a bribe paid by Xiaoning Sui, a wealthy Canadian woman, to “recruit” her son to the UCLA men’s soccer team, despite the boy never having played competitive soccer, according to the indictment. Sui paid Singer $400,000 of which $100,000 allegedly went to Salcedo, according to the indictment.Singer, of Newport Beach, California, pleaded guilty last year to fraud and conspiracy charges and has been cooperating with federal investigators, prosecutors said. He has yet to be sentenced.Sui, of Vancouver, pleaded guilty in February to one count of federal programs bribery and is awaiting a sentencing date, tentatively scheduled for May 18.Bruce Isackson, of Hillsborough, California, pleaded guilty in May 2019 to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud, money laundering conspiracy and conspiracy to defraud the United States. His wife, Davina, also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Their sentencing date has been tentatively set for Jan. 21.Salcedo, a graduate of UCLA, coached the UCLA men’s soccer program for 15 seasons, compiling an overall record of 172-80-42 and leading the Bruins to four Pac-12 titles and an appearance in the 2014 NCAA Championship game in which the team lost to the University of Virginia.He resigned in 2019 shortly after being indicted.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more