Royston Wild | Monday, 29th June, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE 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! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Why a second stock market crash could help you make a million and retire early Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Royston Wild Share markets were stable on Monday but don’t be fooled. Investor confidence is wafer-thin and another stock market crash could be just around the corner. Concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, rising tensions between the US and China, and Brexit are a few of the issues that could send the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 indexes toppling again.Stock investors shouldn’t be panicked, though. If you buy shares with the intention of holding them for years, then a second stock market crash could provide you with another brilliant investing opportunity. Those who make millions from their investments and retire early on their winnings tend to be those who grasp opportunities to max out their returns with both hands. That means buying low and selling high.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…Market crashes have minimal impactStock market crashes can be scary things. When investors sell everything including the kitchen sink one can be forgiven for thinking that the end of the world is nigh.It’s codswallop, of course. Sure, sell-offs in financial markets are dramatic, and Hollywood has made a fortune out of chronicling them in all their glory. But the impact of market crashes on long-term stock market movements is actually quite modest. It’s likely that a second stock market crash in 2020 would have similarly benign consequences for investors, too.Share do sometimes plummet in response to critical macroeconomic and geopolitical issues, like Covid-19 more recently. They also have a habit, as data shows, of overcoming these temporary setbacks to rise to new record highs.The rocketing FTSE 100Let’s say you bought into the FTSE 100 25 years ago. Between then and now stock investors have had to endure a number of calamities that have damaged the world economy. These include the Dot-com bubble, 9/11 terror attacks, sub-prime mortgage crisis and banking system collapse, eurozone debt crisis and now the coronavirus crisis.Quite a list, I’m sure you’d agree. But those who had bought into a FTSE 100 tracker fund back in 1995 would still be celebrating wildly. The Footsie has, after all, risen almost 90% in value during the past quarter of a century. It currently sits around 6,200 points.I’m getting ready to get richEven if a second stock market crash happens, there are still plenty of reasons to be optimistic. There’s already an ocean of shares trading at dirt-cheap valuations. More importantly, there are firms whose profits outlooks for the next decade and beyond remain exceptional. And ones that have the financial might to ride out any weakness in the global economy during the next few years. A fresh market crash would make them look even tastier from a valuation perspective, too.Economic conditions will likely be favourable enough to help them soar in value during this decade, too. Forget about the initial Covid-19 shock, for a second. Unprecedented monetary support from central banks will likely boost stock profits and share prices for years to come.Any second stock market crash should, therefore, be viewed as a fresh opportunity to max out your returns by buying in at rock-bottom levels and eventually selling for a tidy profit. This is how I for one plan to make a million and hopefully retire early. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Forget cash, Bitcoin, and gold! Why I’d buy shares for this 2021 stock market rally One of the problems with having excessive cash savings is the ultra-low interest rates most accounts pay these days.Even by compounding the interest, there’s almost no chance for savers to keep up with inflation. And rising prices may be a big factor in the years ahead. A lot of people are worried that all the money-printing governments are doing will make the cost of goods and services rise. That’s because money printing can lead to currencies devaluing.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…But as well as devaluing compared to goods and services, fiat currencies (government-issued currency) can devalue compared to physical commodities such as gold and silver. And that’s one reason the price of gold has looked like it’s been increasing over the past few years.Potential speculative bubblesFiat currencies can also devalue compared with cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Indeed, the value of Bitcoin compared to the US dollar and the pound sterling has gone through the roof recently.But I don’t believe that theory about fiat currencies devaluing against commodities and cryptocurrencies is the whole story. My assumption is the huge rises we’ve seen in the price of gold and the value of Bitcoin have also been fuelled by a generous dollop of investor speculation.Another theory I’ve heard is that cryptocurrencies could be part of a giant speculative bubble. And that bubble may one day burst just like other speculative bubbles have done in the past.However, so far Bitcoin has defied all the sage advice and opinions offered in many articles, interviews, and comments from a variety of sources. Warren Buffett, for example, came out years ago to tell the world he thought cryptocurrencies and gold weren’t worth investing in.For me, it’s hard to look at the rises we’ve seen in Bitcoin and gold without feeling cautious. From their elevated positions now, I reckon there’s a lot of clear blue sky below and increased risk for investors to the downside. For me, the biggest opportunity now is in shares on the stock market.Robust classes of assetWhen I look at different classes of assets, both shares and property strike me as being the most robust. For example, my own home has proved to be a good store of value over the past couple of decades when measured against cash savings. My guess is property will continue to be a decent asset to hold in the coming years.But shares offer a solid investment option too. Each stock is backed with a potential value-generating machine called a business. And businesses have the ability to grow their earnings and assets over time and to pay shareholder dividends. As protection against the ravages of inflation, I reckon shares as an asset class are second to none.So, in 2021, I’d aim to invest a big proportion of my overall wealth in high-quality shares and share-backed funds. The stock market rally we are seeing this year is encouraging. But I’d aim to hold on to my investments for many years and reinvest gains to compound my returns. 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. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Right-hand man: Darren Shand has acted as team manager for successive All Black coachesEngland also have a team manager but Tom Stokes’ brief is not as wide-ranging as Shand’s. Shand is a key figure in the New Zealand staff, takes a lot of heat off the coaches and deals with things like discipline that, like it or not, have taken up quite a bit of the boss’s attention in the last few months. Lancaster, if he is retained, has enough on his plate trying to sort out his front and back rows and midfield and could do with ditching the rest of the nonsense– he could use a right-hand man who is not wearing a tracksuit. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Pause for thought: Where do England go now after their World Cup humiliation? The missing players, the talent within the squad for 2019, the power of the press and the need for Stuart Lancaster to have a right-hand man if he’s retained are all discussed TAGS: Highlight By Adam HathawayYou get better if you are off the sceneMartin Johnson always says he becomes a better player the longer he is retired and the same applied to a few of the England boys who have been unavailable, or disciplined or completely ignored during this World Cup. According to the predictable fire-storm that occurred on Sunday morning Dylan Hartley, Luther Burrell, Steffon Armitage, Manu Tuilagi and Henry Slade could have kept England in the tournament and at least a couple of them would have given Stuart Lancaster a better chance of staying afloat.No angel: Dylan Hartley has had his scrapes but is undeniably a leader in the England squadThe loss of Hartley was the most damaging – and the decision not to pick him when he was only banned for the first game against Fiji seems more baffling by the minute. Hartley once told us he had two jobs as a hooker – to scrum well and throw in well. He is also a leader and you can’t imagine England chucking the ball to number two in the line-out, in the last knockings, against Wales if he was on the field.Power of the pressBob Dwyer was a shrewd cookie as a coach and is a shrewd cookie as an ally of the Wallabies when it comes to the lead-up of a big game. Dwyer went into print last week accusing Joe Marler of scrummaging illegally and although the England camp said they had faith in Saturday’s referee, Romain Poite, not to take any notice the Frenchman clearly did.Under scrutiny: Joe Marler’s scrummaging technique was openly questioned by Bob DwyerPoite was right in giving the scrum penalties he did against England, maybe Marler has been illegal for a while now and maybe Dwyer just gave Poite the nudge he needed. Players always say they don’t read the papers, perhaps the referees do.Out of sight out of mindSteffon Armitage, yes him again, has been the name of most people’s lips after the disaster of England’s breakdown on Saturday night. David Pocock and Michael Hooper slowed down England’s ball and won the lions’ share on the floor and Armitage is has a bit of form in those areas too. But there are a few things for those clamouring for a recall of the Toulon flanker. Firstly he knew the rules when he signed a new contract to stay in France in 2013, and he would not have been short of Premiership offers. Missing link: Toulon’s Steffon Armitage divides opinion like no otherSecondly, at Toulon, he plays most of his rugby on the front foot and that is a very different place for a back rower to be in than having to scrap around with momentum against you. And thirdly, Stuart Lancaster is not the first England head coach not to fancy him and fourthly Armitage is now 30, so you can write him out of a way back into the good books at Twickenham.England have got talentThere are some talented players in England it is just when push comes to shove the current coaches don’t like picking them. You cannot quibble with the selection of Owen Farrell for the Wales match – England knew what was coming – but George Ford should have started against Australia and Danny Care must be wondering exactly what he has done wrong in the last couple of months.Unused: Henry Slade has showed rich promise and should be given a chance to shineA back-line of Mike Brown, Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph, Henry Slade, Jonny May, Ford and Care would have done some damage to Australia and that is without the footballing skills of Kyle Eastmond who did not even make the squad. Slade and Care will probably get a run-out against Uruguay but it is all a bit late now.Four more years for Lancaster?Stuart Lancaster was not giving any clues about his future on Sunday morning – he was just concentrating on preparing a team to play Uruguay on Saturday (yep…I know) but Ian Ritchie, his boss hinted there would be some sort of change. If you don’t go down the radical route and throw the entire coaching staff out, and bring in a Clive Woodward or Nick Mallett as some kind of rugby overlord, and retain Lancaster he could probably do with a helping hand. The All Blacks have a team manager, Darren Shand, who has been in place since 2004 and deals with everything apart from the playing stuff.
Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church’s finances are “on pretty solid ground” for 2020 despite the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic, church leaders said July 22 during an online meeting of Executive Council, the church’s governing body between meetings of General Convention.Most of the brisk hourlong meeting on Zoom focused on financial updates since Executive Council’s lengthier and wider-ranging meeting June 8-11. And with church leaders trimming an additional $129,000 from the budget over the past month for a total cost savings of $3.6 million this year, their analysis was mostly upbeat.“No surprises. Unexceptional,” said Kurt Barnes, The Episcopal Church’s chief financial officer. “Those are words that most people want to hear in a financial report.” Dioceses have been paying their assessments at nearly the same rate as before the pandemic, Barnes said, and church trust funds have rebounded from investment losses in the spring.So far, only the Diocese of Mississippi has indicated it may have to reduce its assessment payments, said the Rev. Mally Lloyd, who chairs Executive Council’s Finance Committee. Other dioceses may apply for waivers by the end of the year.“We’re on pretty solid ground still halfway through the fiscal year,” Lloyd told her fellow Executive Council members. Since the June session, the Finance Committee has met four times to discuss the option of approving spending reductions that would be triggered by income losses, but that likely won’t be necessary this year, Lloyd said.Several factors are working in the church’s favor. The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, the church’s legal and corporate entity, received a $3 million federal stimulus loan from the Paycheck Protection Program. At the same time, the pandemic forced cuts to various church expenses, like staff travel and conference attendance, helping church staff achieve about $3.5 million in savings, more than offsetting a $1.8 million deficit originally budgeted for 2020.The church has more than $5 million in cash, Lloyd said, as well as $12 million in short-term reserves. Of those reserves, about $9.5 million is set aside for “the rainiest of rainy days.”Presiding Bishop Michael Curry speaks July 22 during the Zoom meeting of Executive Council.Executive Council typically meets in person three times a year, with a goal this triennium of gathering at least once in each of the church’s nine provinces, most recently in February in Salt Lake City, Utah. That plan was upended in March with the initial surge in cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Since then, Executive Council has met online about once a month.Much of last month’s meeting was devoted to expanding and strengthening the church’s racial reconciliation work after the killing of George Floyd, a Black man, at the hands of police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the subsequent protests against racism and police brutality.Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, in his comments to Executive Council on July 22, lamented this time of heightened anxiety, as the coronavirus pandemic and racial injustice collide with an American political divide that has only worsened in recent years. Add the upcoming U.S. presidential election to the mix and it is like throwing gasoline on a fire, he said.“The tensions and the divisions are real and they’re deep, but we need not fall victim to them,” Curry said. “We will need to be praying and we’ll need to be speaking, to make it a Christian voice for the way of love and justice and compassion and human decency and adult behavior as values and norms by which we live as human beings. … I’m not talking about how people vote; that’s not the point. I’m talking about how we live together.”Curry also noted that the Lambeth Conference of bishops from across the Anglican Communion was postponed until 2022 because of the pandemic. The Episcopal Church’s House of Bishops has scheduled a two-day online meeting next week on the theme “Communion, Divine and Human” featuring parallel discussions on racial reconciliation and celebrating Holy Eucharist at a time when most congregations aren’t worshipping in person.“Those have been two concerns that the church and our bishops have been wrestling with and facing in a variety of ways,” Curry said. The House of Bishops will meet again in September, also online.Executive Council’s next meeting is scheduled for October, when the focus is expected to shift to the church’s 2021 budget.Curry, as presiding bishop, serves as president of Executive Council, and the vice president is the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, as president of the House of Deputies. Twenty members of Executive Council – four bishops, four priests or deacons and 12 laypeople – are elected by General Convention to six-year terms, with half of those members elected every three years. Each of The Episcopal Church’s nine provinces elects an ordained member and a lay member for six years, and those elections also alternate every three years.The Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, president of the House of Deputies, gives an update to Executive Council during its July 22 Zoom meeting.Jennings, in her comments July 22, offered some updates from the House of Deputies, including the deputies’ recent webinar featuring Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana. As a candidate for this year’s Democratic presidential nomination, Buttigieg was “the only Episcopalian in the entire church that has received more media attention than our presiding bishop,” Jennings said.At least two more webinars are planned for deputies this year, Jennings said. In September, House of Deputies Vice President Byron Rushing will moderate a discussion with Indianapolis Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows and Missouri Bishop Deon Johnson. And in November, the deputies will welcome Scott MacDougall, a professor at Church Divinity School of the Pacific in Berkeley, California, whom Jennings described as a scholar of the theological foundations of church governance.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. 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SHARE ASA Comments to Senate Farm Bill Hearing By Andy Eubank – Feb 19, 2012 Previous articleE-15 Clears Final EPA HurtleNext articleCautions Offered For Planting Andy Eubank The American Soybean Association has submitted comments to the Senate Ag Committee, which held a hearing last week which focused on the energy component of the upcoming Farm Bill. ASA President Steve Wellman, a soybean farmer from Syracuse, Nebraska, pointed to Farm Bill energy programs that have a direct and tangible impact on the soybean industry—namely the Biodiesel Fuel Education Program and the Biobased Market Program.According to Wellman, – the Biodiesel Education Program plays a vital role in helping expand marketplace acceptance and use of biodiesel as a low-carbon, renewable diesel replacement fuel. He says – it supports technical outreach efforts to engine manufacturers, truckers, and fuel marketers that will eventually allow the use of higher biodiesel blends in conventional diesel applications.Wellman also spoke to the importance of biobased products as successful market vehicles for soybeans. He said – this is an effective and important program for promoting the emerging biobased industry, which has significant potential to enhance agricultural markets, displace foreign petroleum and fossil fuels, and contribute new “green” jobs to the economy.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News ASA Comments to Senate Farm Bill Hearing
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News UpdatesCalcutta High Court Calls For Clear Policy For Construction Of Public Toilets; Suggests Tapping Of CSR & NGO Funds LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 Dec 2020 9:36 PMShare This – x”All metropolitan cities and towns in this country lack adequate public toilets and most do not possess anywhere a sense of hygiene is maintained,” remarked the Calcutta High Court on Thursday while calling upon the Municipal Corporation, Kolkata, to formulate a clear policy for construction of toilets in the city. A Division Bench of Justices Sanjib Banerjee and Arijit Banerjee…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?Login”All metropolitan cities and towns in this country lack adequate public toilets and most do not possess anywhere a sense of hygiene is maintained,” remarked the Calcutta High Court on Thursday while calling upon the Municipal Corporation, Kolkata, to formulate a clear policy for construction of toilets in the city. A Division Bench of Justices Sanjib Banerjee and Arijit Banerjee noted that in large metropolis cities like Kolkata, where floating population of outsiders and pavement dwellers is on a rise, there should be many more toilets than now available. “Even the bustees and other tenements where the low income groups squeeze in, do not have adequate toilets and in such clusters more than 50 to 100 persons, at places, share one toilet,” the Bench observed with concern. In this backdrop, it has asked the Commissioner of Kolkata Municipal Corporation to take a proactive role to consult experts and formulate a scheme for such purpose with guidelines and milestones clearly indicated. Right To Sanitation A Fundamental Right: Himachal HC Directs State To Provide Public Toilets On All Highways “A clear policy and road map for the construction of public toilets for use of residents of bustees, pavement dwellers and users of parks should be indicated with a timeline and the mode of implementation also being outlined,” the Bench said. It suggested that Corporate houses may be tapped for CSR spending on such account and NGOs may also be involved. The Bench further said that mere construction of toilets is not the complete panacea for the problem and the public must be educated to maintain hygiene. “The toilets have to be kept clean and hygienic, a degree of awareness has to be inculcated and local residents, particularly from low income groups, may be engaged for the maintenance and upkeep of toilets with regular monitoring by Corporation officials,” the Bench said. The development comes in a writ petition filed against construction of a pay-and-use toilet being set up in a children’s park. While the Court recognized the “crying need” for construction of public toilets for the benefit of visitors and people who live on the streets, it also expressed concern over misuse of such facilities, in the following words: “Experiments at toilets being set up in some parks have sometimes resulted in the park itself becoming a toilet for the locals who do not have access to toilet facilities to descend thereon.” Thus, the Court has stayed further construction of the toilet in the relevant park and it said that in case such construction is completed, the use of the same as a toilet shall not be commenced without the express leave of the Court. Meanwhile, it has suggested that small areas at the outer edges of a park may be carved out for construction of toilets but, there must be a clear policy as to whether that toilet is for those who use the park or for all and sundry in the locality. The matter will now be taken up after two weeks. Case Title: Atanu Chatterjee v. State of West Bengal & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Story
iStock/Thinkstock (RICH COUNTY, Utah) — A 14-year-old boy was struck and killed by a stray bullet in what was apparently a freak accident while riding in the back seat of a car with his family Sunday.Zackary Kempke and his family were driving near the Monte Cristo mountain range in a remote area of Rich County in Utah when he was struck in the head, according to the Rich County Sheriff’s Office.The sheriff’s office said the bullet came from someone who was shooting at a target several hundred feet away from where Kempke was shot.The individual who fired the shot and multiple witnesses said that they did not know there was a road down the range, according to the sheriff’s office, and could not see the vehicle passing by due to massive trees and brush blocking their view.Kempke’s uncle, Cory Hopkins, told the Deseret News family members were initially angry and thought the shooter should have been more careful, but have let go of the anger.“We’ve all had time to think, and you know … that family’s going to live with this for the rest of their life, and I think that’s tragic on that point too,” Hopkins told the Deseret News.Authorities have not filed charges at this time because the shooting appears to be unintentional.“It appears to have been unintentional,” the sheriff’s office said. “When the investigation is complete, all information and evidence will be turned over to the Rich County Prosecutor for further action or charges.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Twitter/@StevieW21(CLEMSON, S.C.) — Dozens of people were injured early Sunday when a floor collapsed during a party at an apartment building near Clemson University in South Carolina.Thirty people were taken to three area hospitals with injuries, according to police.The collapse happened on the first floor of a building at The Woodlands of Clemson, a neighborhood a few minutes from campus, just before 12:30 a.m. The center of the floor at a clubhouse collapsed into the basement, police said.The clubhouse had been leased for a private party. Videos shot at the scene showed a large party with people jumping around and dancing when the floor suddenly gave out from under them.“By the time I had put one foot out the door, I felt that something was weird and that’s when everyone just collapsed and the guy behind me disappeared,” Raven Guerra, 20, told Good Morning America. “Everyone was on the floor and people were screaming, and there was wood sticking up from the floorboards.”Guerra added, “Turning around and seeing a bunch of people who used to be on the second floor now on the basement was really surreal, and people were crying. It was a lot to take in.”Everyone was able to be extricated from the building and no one was trapped, according to officials.None of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening, Clemson Police Department said.Clemson University was celebrating homecoming this weekend and had won a crucial college football game over fellow ranked opponent North Carolina State, 41-7, on Saturday afternoon.Police said an investigation into the incident was ongoing.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.