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‘Britain’s Warren Buffett’ has bought these FTSE 100 stocks that I’d buy too Edward Sheldon owns shares in Diageo, Hargreaves Lansdown, Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline and Royal Dutch Shell, and has positions in the Lindsell Train Global Equity and Lindsell Train UK Equity funds. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Saturday, 9th May, 2020 | More on: DGE HL Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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If you’ve some money to invest right now, I think it could be worth looking at what the portfolio manager has been buying.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…Train loves this Warren Buffett-type stockOne of the first stocks Train bought when stocks began to wobble earlier in the year was alcoholic beverages champion Diageo (LSE: DGE). This is a FTSE 100 firm Train is a big fan of. Today, it’s the second-largest holding in his Global Equity fund, and the fifth-largest holding in his UK Equity fund, according to data from Hargreaves Lansdown.It’s not hard to see why Train likes Diageo (and why Warren Buffett himself might like it if he bought UK stocks). Put simply, it’s a classic Buffett-type stock. Not only does it have a strong competitive advantage due to the power of its brands (Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Tanqueray, etc) but it’s also highly profitable. In addition, it’s a reliable dividend payer with a superb long-term track record of generating shareholder wealth.Diageo shares have actually continued to fall since Train was buying earlier in the year. This means you can pick the shares up at a lower price than he paid. Personally, at the current valuation (trailing P/E ratio of 21), I think Diageo shares look attractive right now. Covid-19 is certainly going to set the company back in the short term, however, the long-term growth story associated with emerging markets growth remains intact.FTSE 100 profits powerhouseMore recently, Train has been buying shares in financial services company Hargreaves Lansdown (LSE: HL). Late last month, Lindsell Train Limited increased its ownership of the FTSE 100 stock from 12% to 13%. That means ‘Britain’s Warren Buffett’ spent somewhere around £70m on Hargreaves Lansdown shares. Clearly, he’s confident in the outlook.I can see why Train likes Hargreaves Lansdown. Like Diageo, it’s very much a Buffett-type stock. For a start, the company is one of the most profitable in the entire FTSE 100 index. Last year, return on capital employed (ROCE) – a key measure of profitability – came in at 69%. By contrast, the five largest non-bank companies in the FTSE 100, AstraZeneca, Unilever, Shell, GlaxoSmithKline, and British American Tobacco, averaged a ROCE of 11%.Secondly, it’s the leader in the investment management platform industry with a market share of around 40%. This provides a competitive advantage.Third, the long-term growth story here looks attractive. We all need to save and invest more for retirement and Hargreaves should benefit from this. On top of this, rising stock markets should boost assets under administration in the long run.Hargreaves Lansdown shares are currently down about 25% this year. At today’s prices, the trailing P/E ratio is about 28. At that valuation, I see the stock as a ‘buy’. 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. See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA
Do you want to buy the issue of Rugby World in which this article appeared? Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visit http://mags-uk.com/ipcOr perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. TAGS: Book Review Victor Ubogu – the face of the World Ubogu ChampionshipNOT MANY people know this but the inaugural World Ubogu Championships took place in a London pub last year. The competition involves saying the word ‘Ubogu’ – as in the former Bath and England prop – as many times as possible in a single breath, and if that sounds a simple concept you’d be surprised at how many tactics come into play.The championships represented a final staging post for BBC bloggers Tom Fordyce and Ben Dirs, who on returning from France 2007 decided that rather than watch people trying to become world champions, they would seek to become world champions themselves. Thus they embark in these pages, in a clapped-out van so old that the previous model came with a starter handle, on a hilarious journey round the English shires (and Scandinavia), entering obscure events like wife-carrying, nettle-eating, stone-skimming and snail- racing – with mixed success.The pair encounter more bizarre individuals than you can shake a stick at, including comedian Rory McGrath, a first-round opponent for Dirs in the shin-kicking shindig in Chipping Campden.But the true comedy value of this book is Fordyce and Dirs themselves, their contrasting characters – one athletic and sporty, the other a beer-swilling smoker – providing the framework for a book of real quality. And some of the action is taken far more seriously than you might suppose. The World Sauna Championships, for example, attracted 160 entrants from 23 countries and you can bet on it on an Australian website. And don’t even think of going pea-shooting if your weapon doesn’t have laser sights.RW RATING 5/5 BUY IT AT: panmacmillan.com RRP: £11.99 PUBLISHED BY: MacmillanGot a rugby book or DVD you’d like us to review in the Armchair Zone? Email [email protected] article appeared in the September 2009 issue of Rugby World Magazine LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Area: 57 m² Area: 57 m² Photographs Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/365413/torus-n-maeda-atelier Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Torus / N MAEDA ATELIERSave this projectSaveTorus / N MAEDA ATELIERSave this picture!© STUDIO DIOHouses•Saitama, Japan Houses photographs: STUDIO DIOPhotographs: STUDIO DIO+ 25 Share Architects: N MAEDA ATELIER Area Area of this architecture project CopySave this picture!© STUDIO DIOText description provided by the architects. Basic composition of TORUS is a bilayer structure consisted of a white, half-amorphous box floating on the lower layer softly surrounded by glass and perforated aluminum panels. The transparency and the openness of this layer is a natural solution for the functional requirement to expose the presence of the salon to prospective customers and other passer-bys, as well as to open up the ground outside the shop area surrounded by the curved perforated partitions as “dog-run” field where dogs can freely run around. The apparently free line of the curved wall is actually based on our careful recognition of what we call the “welcoming zones”, i.e., the pocket areas required to open up to the urban context outside the building site. The cutting-outs of such zones as parking, entrance and spaces for outdoor equipment have resulted in the irregular curve of the wall as the output of such operations.Save this picture!© STUDIO DIOThe upper unit containing two floors within presents a sharp contrast to the open, transparent lower layer with its weighty, massive appearance almost like a heavily-armed tank defending the rather indoorsy life of the client family. With a closer look, the surface of the wall shows a texture similar to a handmade pottery instead of that of a flat, uniform industrial product.Save this picture!© STUDIO DIOThe pottery-like texture is the result of painstaking manual operation of repeatedly applying and spreading the waterproof material onto the wall. Beside such a consideration to the close-up texture, the exterior of this second layer also involves our sensitivity to the longer-distance outlook of the building, which is realized by an operation of transcribing the sky onto the wall. The transcription process is as following: first, we took a picture of the sky right above the site on the day of framework completion (PHASE 1); the picture was then abstracted into a gray-scale gradation graphic (PHASE 2), which we applied as the contour map of the undulating surface by carefully duplicating it on the four sides of the wall; finally, we covered the surface with finishing mortar while controlling its thickness (varied from 0 to 30mm) based on the contour lines – and thus emerged the ambiguous cloudy sky texture. The finished wall naturally takes on a feature of the sky with wispy clouds, as shown in the pictures below. Save this picture!© STUDIO DIOThe treatment of the exterior wall described above has allowed us to produce quirky and blurry edges on the corners of the floating box, which is obviously different from the familiar sight of sharp edges of building corners fashioned with usual industrial materials – and thus make this architecture stand out in the ordinary cityscape. On a cloudy day, the floating mass looks as if it blends in with the sky, while its edges lose their individual materiality as they melt into the gradational clouds in the background. TORUS is probably a rare architecture that looks much better under clouds than clear sky. Save this picture!© STUDIO DIOLet us move up into the massive floating box, which appears extremely exclusive of the surrounding urban context. Beside the entrance door is a small pocket space: although it is still an open-air space, it somehow bears an indoor atmosphere due to the careful treatment of proportions and openings. Right inside the entrance door is a huge void within the massive box. This is the particular atmosphere inside TORUS, a doughnut-like geometry with one big opening within. While the outlook of the building implies ultimate closure, it embraces a surprisingly voluminous space or “The Outside” almost mistakable for a street or a patio – which is actually a glass-covered interior void.Save this picture!© STUDIO DIOThe prior factor of this “outside effect” is obviously the gigantic top light on the roof, but there is another, rather obscure one: the rugged interior wall finish. The material itself is actually an ordinary, cheap plywood panel available in any hardware store in Japan. To give the particular tactile quality to this daily material, we cut the panels into narrow boards of 200mm width each and then manually removed the soft parts from each and every board to let the hard grains stand out on the surface. With the finishing white paint (which needed a special preparation to evenly paint over the water-absorbing and non-absorbing portions of the surface), the ordinary material has been turned into a unique finishing material like this.Save this picture!PlanThis extremely labor- and time-consuming work was all done by our staff and the students of the private school led by the chief architect Norisada Maeda, and it took about two months to finish all the boards necessary to fill up the interior wall of the building (it is unimaginable how much it would have costed if the work has been committed to professional carpenters and the painters…). The resulted difference may appear rather slight and obscure from a distance, but a closer look will show the rough, but also tasteful texture of the artificially aged wall as shown in the picture below.Save this picture!© STUDIO DIOGeneral-purpose industrial materials like plywood panels usually require – or even boast of – ultimate evenness of their qualities, although they can never get rid of slight differences in, for example, their wood grains. It echoes with the contemporary consumers’ taste for orderly outlook of such evenly processed materials. We consider, however, such myopic taste for apparent cleanliness and/or orderliness as one of the big reasons for the qualitative poverty of today’s architecture. Even the plywood boards have individual characteristics, like each and every human individual has different face and life history. The artificial aging treatment to expose the individual “wood” nature within each and every industrially-processed plywood is a sort of a manifestation of our homage to the wooden materials that make up the actual architectural space.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessNanak Emporium / MACh ArquitetosSelected ProjectsCentral Mosque of Pristina Competition Entry / Tarh O AmayeshUnbuilt Project Share Torus / N MAEDA ATELIER “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/365413/torus-n-maeda-atelier Clipboard Projects CopyAbout this officeN MAEDA ATELIEROfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSaitamaHousesJapanPublished on May 03, 2013Cite: “Torus / N MAEDA ATELIER” 03 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 August 2002 | News 7-26’s director Claire Welsh stays on as managing director of Target 7-26, and co-founder Iain Ferguson is to become creative director at Target’s offices in Cheltenham. 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Cheltenham-based agency Target Direct has acquired Scottish marketing agency 7-26. The new agency will be called Target 7-26.Target’s Managing Director Stephen Pidgeon told Professional Fundraising magazine that he believes Target 7-26 could triple its income to £5 million in just two or three years.The company becomes the fifth in the Target Direct stable, which together cover Web design, data management, print, and direct marketing. Advertisement Marketing agency 7-26 has been taken over by Target Direct 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.
Previous articleNational Farm Machinery Show Sets RecordNext articleReducing Input Costs on Corn Hoosier Ag Today USDA Seeks Ideas to Help SNAP Participants Become Independent By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 22, 2018 The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced that it is looking for innovative ideas to promote work and self-sufficiency among able-bodied adults participating in the department’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).The public is invited to provide input through a notice in the Federal Register. Comments can be submitted on the web through the Federal Register tomorrow. USDA intends to use the input received to find improvements to SNAP policy and related services that can best assist SNAP participants return to self-sufficiency.“Long-term dependency has never been part of the American dream,” said U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. “USDA’s goal is to move individuals and families from SNAP back to the workforce as the best long-term solution to poverty. Everyone who receives SNAP deserves an opportunity to become self-sufficient and build a productive, independent life.”Federal law limits the amount of time an able-bodied adult without dependents (ABAWD) can receive SNAP benefits to three months in a 36-month period, unless the individual is working and/or participating in a work program half-time or more, or participating in workfare. The law exempts individuals from the time limit for several reasons, including age, unfitness for work, or having a dependent child. The law also provides state agencies with flexibility to request a waiver of this time limit if unemployment is high or the area does not have a sufficient number of jobs to provide employment.“Too many states have asked to waive work requirements, abdicating their responsibility to move participants to self-sufficiency. Past decisions may have been the easy short-term choice, but USDA policies must change if they contribute to a long-term failure for many SNAP participants and their families,” Perdue said.The President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Proposal, released on Feb. 12, proposes to limit waivers of the time limit for ABAWDs to counties with 10 percent unemployment over 12 months.“The SNAP safety net must be there for those unable to work due to disability or another legitimate reason,” Perdue said. “But for the able-bodied, we must reduce barriers to work, and hold both individuals and states accountable for participants getting and keeping jobs.”Starting tomorrow, the public is invited to submit comments or ideas on helping able-bodied SNAP participants find work and become self-sufficient through federalregister.gov. The comment period will be open through April 9, 2018.USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service administers 15 nutrition assistance programs. In addition to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, these programs include Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, the National School Lunch Program, and the Summer Food Service Program which together comprise America’s nutrition safety net. For more information, visit www.fns.usda.gov. SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Seeks Ideas to Help SNAP Participants Become Independent
“I received many threats, mainly via Facebook, after the communiqué was published,” Duriqi told Reporters Without Borders. “The MYF statement is a death sentence. I am being threatened with beheading. I hope the police will investigate this quickly. I do not feel safe at the moment.” KosovoEurope – Central Asia Organisation News Duriqi’s coverage of Islamic issues and religious extremism has been a source of annoyance in radical circles. He has described how young Muslim are being indoctrinated and persuade to go to Syria to join jihadi groups, and he has shed light on the terrorist intentions of certain members of the radical Muslim community. A specialist in Islamism, he has been accused of apostasy and threatened with beheading Follow the news on Kosovo The fact that Duriqi has received more than ten threats should alert the authorities to the urgency of his situation. In his reporting, he has repeatedly drawn attention to the existence of extremist groups in Kosovo. This increases the concern for his safety. “Duriqi’s plight is extremely worrying and the threats should be taken seriously,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information June 14, 2018 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders is extremely concerned about Visar Duriqi, a Kosovar journalist specializing in political Islam, and calls on Kosovo’s interior ministry to provide him with protection. He has received many death threats, including threats of beheading, since a radical group accused him of apostasy. Kosovo is ranked 80th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. to go further KosovoEurope – Central Asia RWB therefore urges to the authorities to protect Duriqi as a precautionary measure until those responsible for the threats have been brought to justice. June 29, 2020 Find out more September 3, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities urged to protect Kosovar reporter threatened by Muslim radicals Kosovar investigative journalist assaulted in Pristina Concern about investigative reporter’s disappearance in Serbia “The government must provide him with police protection, and we have written to interior minister Bajram Rexhepi to request this. At the same time, an investigation must be carried out to identify those responsible for this unacceptable behaviour and the courts must deal firmly with them.” When the Muslim Youth Forum accused Duriqi of apostasy in a communiqué posted on its website on 15 August, it was deploying the full force of its moral authority against him. August 18, 2017 Find out more The fact that the police have carried out major operations designed to dismantle jihadi networks operating in Kosovo tends to confirm the accuracy of his reporting on the way the radical Islamist groups are functioning and evolving. RSF_en News The strategy is not new. Apostasy is punishable by death in some Muslim countries and Kosovar Muslims who accept a radical interpretation of the Koran agree that death is an appropriate fate for apostates. The MYF communiqué unleashed a wave of hatred against Duriqi in the radical Muslim community. Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage
CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News 23 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Woman Being Deceptive About Her Age Is Nothing New!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Convention Center ‘MASH’ Unit Closing, But Health Chief Warns COVID Dangers Remain By KEVIN KENNEY, SENIOR REPORTER Published on Friday, June 12, 2020 | 3:30 am Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Photo by James CarboneAs many businesses in Pasadena and L.A. County prepare to reopen with Friday’s easing of Stay at Home orders, one sign of optimism regarding possible pandemic progress might be what won’t reopen – or, in this case, won’t open in the first place.The 250-bed alternate-care facility that was set up in April at the Pasadena Convention Center – a safeguard in case the number of COVID-19 patients overwhelmed Huntington Hospital – is being officially decommissioned at the end of the month, city officials confirmed.To everyone’s relief, the MASH-like set-up was never needed and never used, as Huntington was able to handle the number of COVID patients who required hospitalization.However, health officials, including Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, Pasadena’s director of public health, reiterated this week that with increased interaction from reopened businesses comes increased risk of a spike in COVID cases — a scenario that has already begun to register in L.A. County, where health officials on Thursday reported 1,857 new coronavirus cases and 46 additional COVID-related deaths.While it was the largest single-day number of new cases announced by the county during the pandemic, health officials said that roughly 600 of those cases were the result of a backlog in the reporting of test results. Pasadena and Long Beach, with their own health departments, combined to confirm an additional 84 cases on Thursday.Such numbers have prompted continued warnings from health officials such as Goh that, while businesses are reopening, the threat of COVID-19 has not passed and a surge remains possible.“Over the past two weeks, the city has been able to make significant efforts toward reopening our economy in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic as a state order has been modified to loosen restrictions, allowing certain sectors to open. We have been able to do so locally based on our local epidemiology,’’ Goh told the City Council this week.“It has become clear, from our community, our City Council and our state and county leadership that it is no longer an option for all of us to remain safer at home to the extent that we were able to do for a time. … (But) we continue to ask everyone to stay safer at home to the extent they can, especially those at greater risk.’’Goh also stressed that, “We should expect now, that if more people are interacting, there will be an increase in the kinds of interactions that allow the virus to spread, despite our best efforts to engineer protocols to prevent this. With more person-to-person interaction, it is likely we’ll see an increase in cases throughout our community in all settings.’’According to Goh, health officials will closely monitor data in the coming days and weeks, wary of a possible surge that still could challenge the capacity of local hospitals.Indeed, when asked by Council Member Andy Wilson on Monday if she were comfortable with the current configuration of the hospital beds in case of second wave of coronavirus, Goh replied, “No, I can’t really say that at all. I think that we will have to follow the data closely and be prepared to surge again if needed.’’“I think that we do want to have the surge capacity,’’ she added, “but the level of beds at the Convention Center was for very low-level care, and we, since that time, have seen the hospital expand their capacity on site with better-equipped spaces…“I feel that those beds that are there (at the hospital) will better serve higher acuity patients and the people who would likely need it. That helps to moderate the loss of the cots, really, that were at the Convention Center.’’As of this week, according to Goh, there were fewer than 20 COVID patients being treated at Huntington Hospital.The spillover facility at the Convention Center was approved by the council in April following a city staff report that said “projections provided by Huntington Memorial Hospital indicate that at (the outbreak’s) peak, currently estimated for mid-May, there could be as many as 1,300 persons requiring hospitalization at its facility for treatment of COVID-19. … Such a peak would exceed that capacity by approximately 400 beds.’’But those numbers did not materialize, leading to the decision to decommission the makeshift facility.“Based on the data, COVID-19 projections and consultation with local and state health officials at the time, our City Council recognized the importance of having surge capacity in place in coordination with Huntington Hospital,” City Manager Steve Mermell told Pasadena Now on Sunday. “No patients were placed there, although we had a plan in place should there have been a need. With all the mass gatherings and reopening we hope we don’t get a large influx of cases in the next few weeks.”City staff estimated the initial cost of establishing the temporary medical facility at about $250,000 for the first month and $180,000 for each month thereafter.Meanwhile, Goh told the council that a second wave of COVID cases is not a matter of if, but of when – and, more important, of how severe.“We’re trying to model out when we would expect another wave,’’ she said. “I don’t think that the possibility of not having one is on the table. I think that there will be, and possibly in the fall.’’City News Service contributed to this report. Subscribe STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Community News More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Local NewsCrime WhatsApp By admin – May 3, 2018 Facebook David Solis A man has been arrested on charges related to the assault of a disabled person.David Solis, 43, was arrested Tuesday and charged with state-jail-felony injury to a disabled person.An Odessa police release states that on March 31, officers responded to the 1400 block of West 13th Street in reference to a reported assault, making contact with a 63-year-old woman, who said she had been assaulted by Solis.The release states that investigation revealed that Solis attempted to sell hydrocodone to her, and when she refused, he became irate and pushed her down into a chair before striking her right arm, causing injury. The release states investigation revealed that the complainant was medically disabled.Odessa police obtained a warrant for Solis and arrested him just before 4 p.m. Tuesday. Jail records indicate Solis was released Wednesday on a $7,500 bond. Twitter Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Previous articleEx-boyfriend charged with stalking, assaultNext articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Permian makes rapid progress to reach playoffs admin Man charged with injuring disabled victim WhatsApp