Stock market crash: I’d buy this 8.8%-yielding UK share for my Stocks and Shares ISA right now

first_img Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Royston Wild | Tuesday, 3rd November, 2020 | More on: PSN Stock market crash: I’d buy this 8.8%-yielding UK share for my Stocks and Shares ISA right now Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. 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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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address 2020 has proven to be a challenging year for dividend investors. Literally hundreds of UK shares have reduced or axed shareholder payouts in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. Rising infection rates, and the consequences for corporate profits, mean that further rounds of drastic action could be around the corner too.This is no reason for UK share investors to throw in the towel though. There are still stacks of top stocks in great shape to pay big dividends in the near term and beyond. Indeed, the 2020 stock market crash leaves plenty of these dividend heroes boasting eye-popping yields. There’s no shortage of income shares I’m considering buying for my own Stocks and Shares ISA today.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…A top UK share for dividend investorsPersimmon (LSE: PSN), for one, could prove to be a wise buy before its next trading update on Tuesday, November 10. Intense economic uncertainty and the pulling of low-deposit mortgages by Britain’s lenders has done little to water down electrifying homebuyer demand. This is why the latest Nationwide house price index showed home values rocketing at their fastest rate for almost six years in November.Getty ImagesFTSE 100-quoted Persimmon illustrated this fertile trading environment in its August half-year report. Then it said that its order book of £2.5bn was up more than a fifth from the same point in 2019. It said that average weekly private sales rates per site since the beginning of July had soared by 49% too. Put simply, there aren’t enough homes being built to meet demand. So those properties provided like this particular UK share continue to sell like hotcakes.Positive trading updates from other housebuilders suggest that trading conditions keep improving too. Take Crest Nicholson as an example. On Tuesday, the FTSE 250 builder described current sales rates as “robust” and said that sales were better than before the Covid-19 lockdown in the spring.Trading has been so strong that the UK share upgraded its full-year expectations for the 12 months ending October 2020. I’m confident that Persimmon could well put out a consensus-beating statement of its own in the coming days.8.8% dividend yields!It’s no wonder City analysts expect Persimmon to rebound strongly from 2020 when lockdown measures hammered construction rates and consequently profits. They reckon the UK share will record an 8% improvement in annual earnings next year, with sales supported by low interest rates and ongoing government support like the stamp duty holiday and Help to Buy equity loan scheme.This leaves the FTSE 100 colossus trading on a rock-bottom price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 10 times for 2021. However, this isn’t the only reason why Persimmon is such a top pick for value chasers. Brokers expect that the annual dividend will soar from around 120p per share in 2020 to roughly 204p next year. And as a result the yield leaps from a meaty 5.2% for the current period to 8.8% for 2021. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

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Alix Popham: ‘Not playing in big European games makes the Wales players fresher’

first_imgFormer Wales back-row Alix Popham on the abrupt end to his Test career, his business venture and why new coach Wayne Pivac can pick up where Warren Gatland left off Is that how Popham remembers it? “I can’t remember Shaun bringing that up,” he says. “I remember sitting down with Gatland and him saying I gave too many penalties away in that game. But I know what Goughy’s on about as that was one of my pluses, like Gareth Davies flies out of the line now and has been very successful at getting these interceptions, he does that for club and country and it’s just part of his game.Out on a high: Popham (19) celebrates at full-time in London, 2008 – his final Test appearance (Getty)“I used to do something that I knew got up the nine’s nose by putting pressure on him. I’ve never heard Shaun Edwards comment on that. If that was the case that’s obviously his choice but my recollection was from giving penalties away.“I thought I was good enough to play after that and when I was over in France (playing for Brive) I was being selected in L’Équipe’s Team of the Week, week on week.“They did start talking to me about getting back involved with Wales but I got injured. So who knows? I don’t regret the move to France and being out of Wales because I played some of my best rugby in France. I always thought I was good enough to carry on playing for Wales but it didn’t come and so be it. I’m not bitter over that.”“I always thought I was good enough to carry on playing for Wales but it didn’t come and so be it. I’m not bitter over that”His career had plenty of other high points, including playing for his home town of Newport, winning the Powergen Cup with Leeds, and captaining Brive in the Heineken Cup. He retired in 2011 due to a shoulder injury and became Business Development Director at Amplified Business Content, and co-founded the Entrepreneur Wales Awards, which has since become a regional element of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.Rise and shine: Popham wins ball for Scarlets in a 2006 Heineken Cup tie against Toulouse (Corbis/Getty)In 2016, he and his business partner, Nick James, were speaking at London Welsh RFC, with Tim Boag. Boag was looking for ways to raise money for the club after it had gone through liquidation. It was then they had the idea to upgrade the club’s facilities to start a co-working and business hub. Thus was born HUB XV.“We use space within venues to build a co-working community. Members work in the space and collaborate with like-minded individuals, Monday to Friday. We’re building a trusted business community for members with sports values at heart,” explains Popham, 40.“I’ve put a team around me who’ve got experience and credibility, people who have been very successful in business. How I thought of it, when I was setting up HUB XV, was Warren Gatland picking his coaching set-up for the Lions; he has specialists in each area and that’s what I’ve done with everybody involved at board level with HUB XV. So we’ve got that talent around the table from day one to make it a success.”The first HUB XV opened at Bath Racecourse in June 2018, followed by another at Glamorgan Cricket’s home in Sophia Gardens last year. The next launch is coming up at Ascot.A head for business: Popham is now using skills learnt from rugby in the boardroom (Hall International)“Members have been using it (the Ascot hub) since the start of January but our official launch is on 4 March. This is something we’ve learnt from the last 18 months of operating: we want to have a membership base before we actually launch so the hub is buzzing and there are people working from there. Rather than it just being a cold start.“The plan now is to open in prestigious, well-known venues, and further down the line open in amateur and smaller venues to bring in much-needed revenue for these clubs.” HUB XV have chosen the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation as their official charity partner.By the time of the Ascot launch, Wales will be more than halfway through a Six Nations campaign that sees them play all the ‘blues’ – Italy, France and Scotland – in Cardiff but bookies’ favourites England and Ireland away. That replicates the format of the 2008 and 2012 Slams but not last year’s.“I think Wales will win the Six Nations because we have those three home games. The very tough one for us is going to Twickenham, which is never an easy place to go. I can see us winning the title but not a Grand Slam.The boys to beat: Popham can see Wales gaining more silverware this year – but not a Grand Slam (Getty)“I think the whole coaching set-up will have a long-term goal and a plan, preparing players for the next World Cup. It all comes down to blooding young players, which I think Wayne Pivac is doing with this squad selection, and giving some young boys an opportunity with some very experienced players alongside. Force eight: Alix Popham made 16 starts at No 8 for Wales – tenth in their all-time list for the position Alix Popham: ‘Not playing in big European games makes the Wales players fresher’Forget the bookies, Wales will launch the Wayne Pivac era by winning the 2020 Guinness Six Nations. That’s the view of former Wales flanker Alix Popham, who sees only a stream of positives for his country despite the defending champions being rated only third favourites behind England and Ireland.“I’m excited, it’s a new era,” he says. “Warren Gatland and his coaches did an amazing job and with what he’s put in place, Wales are in a much better position with strength in depth and the systems and the work ethic that he would expect from the squad. So Wales are in a good position and I’m excited by the new guys who have come in. It’s a great appointment having Sam Warburton in the mix and what he can bring to that role.”Popham won 33 caps from 2003-08 as a bruising back-row and he’s delighted to see the return of a much-missed warrior to the squad. “I’m excited to see Toby Faletau back in the squad (after injury), he’s a world-class player. I think Wales are spoilt in the back row for the different options we’ve got, it’s a real strong position for us.Long wait: Taulupe Faletau hasn’t played for Wales since the clash with France in March 2018 (Getty)“Having Rhys Webb back in at scrum-half is only good for the competition. Two other great players in Gareth Davies and Tomos Williams are both playing well but competition within a squad is what you want. And I’m excited to see the young Gloucester winger, Louis Rees-Zammit, fingers crossed his (ankle) injury isn’t too bad. If they’re good enough to play it doesn’t matter what age they are.“Alun Wyn (Jones, 34) has matured into a great captain and Wales play better when he’s on form and on the pitch. I hope he can make another World Cup. He has been looked after as regards how he trains, how much he trains.“The problem with Alun Wyn is he never wants to be off the pitch. Even if they’re winning by 20, 30, 40 points he wants to stay on there and do the full 80 minutes for region and for Wales. He’s been lucky with (his lack of) injuries and I think he’s playing some of the best rugby of his career. We haven’t got a lot of strength in that position (second-row) and if we can keep him involved and hungry, all the better for Wales.”Totem: Alun Wyn Jones carries against Saracens. “He never wants to be off the pitch,” says Popham (Getty)Four of the five uncapped players in the squad play in the English Premiership. Popham believes that reflects well on the diligence of Pivac, who’s returning to the international game after five successful years at the Scarlets.“Wayne did his homework on trying to get Welsh-qualified players for the Scarlets and that has resulted in players coming out of the woodwork who people didn’t know were Welsh-qualified. He’s picked these boys, playing well for their clubs, and it just makes the Welsh squad stronger.Athletic: uncapped Wasps lock Will Rowlands (Getty)“Second row, we haven’t had a hell of a lot of strength in depth in that area, so we’re in a better position for it. I’ve never heard of the guy before (Wasps’ Will Rowlands, who qualifies via a Welsh father) but as soon as I saw he was selected and I watched clips of him and saw his stats, he’s definitely an athlete, and a huge athlete, coming into the squad.”What would be your starting Welsh back row for the championship?“Josh Navidi, Aaron Wainwright and Toby Faletau. And Ross Moriarty on the bench. But is he not going to pick Justin Tipuric? He’s a world-class player. I just like the way Navidi plays, I like Wainwright since he’s come on the scene, he’s a breath of fresh air, just gets on with it, works hard, just keeps improving game by game for Wales. And we all know what Toby can do.”On the surface, the failure of the Welsh regions to make a mark in Europe – the country’s only Champions Cup qualifier, the Ospreys, lost all their pool games this season – appears solely negative. But Popham thinks it could be a blessing in disguise.“Over the years we’ve never done well in the Champions Cup and yet Wales have regularly performed well in the Six Nations. Maybe the boys are fresher because they’re not playing in those big European matches. They’ve got some freshness in their bodies after a gruelling 18 months of Six Nations and World Cup and then straight back playing for their clubs. So I think it will benefit the Welsh team potentially not being involved in those big games.”New boss: Wales head coach Wayne Pivac at last week’s Six Nations launch in Wapping (Getty Images)It’s been 12 years since Wales entered the Six Nations under new management. Gatland’s first match as head coach was the 26-19 win at Twickenham in 2008 that launched the first of the Kiwi coach’s three Grand Slam campaigns.It was also the day of Popham’s final cap, the then Scarlets forward coming off the bench to share in Wales’ first win at Twickenham for 20 years. In the book Behind the Dragon, lock Ian Gough says Popham was dropped for not sticking to Shaun Edwards’s defensive system.“For the Scarlets he’d chase down the opposition scrum-half off the ruck and try to sack him,” Gough said. “He’d get his hands on him maybe one time out of four, but that wasn’t a Gatland/Edwards policy. Shaun outed him in the week for going against the system. He fell out of favour over that one small thing.”center_img “We have a very tough tour in the summer (to Japan and New Zealand) but how do you prepare players for that level, playing against a New Zealand or South Africa? It’s about giving boys the opportunity and them experiencing it.”For all the latest news, follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

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Breakfast Can Help Protect You Against Diabetes

first_img TAGSBreakfastDiabetesThe VOICE of Health Previous articleMake the Holidays Magical, Not StressfulNext articleNew dredging project is underway at Lake Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 The VOICE of HealthFrom Florida Hospital Apopka Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You’ve heard it before: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Aside from fueling your body for the day ahead, breakfast can curb cravings and help you maintain a healthy weight. Now, we’re learning that breakfast has even more up its sleeve.Scientists recently discovered that eating breakfast every morning can actually help fight type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. And even though breakfast adds to your total caloric intake for the day, its metabolic benefits outweigh any potential negatives.Here’s how it works: eating breakfast causes fat cells to use up more sugar rather than storing it, helping to regulate insulin.In the study, a small group of people – 29 lean and 20 obese – were given the option of fasting until midday or eating a daily breakfast of their choosing. The breakfast group consumed at least 350 calories within two hours of waking up, and 700 total calories by 11 a.m. In both groups, a range of metabolic functions were measured before and after the study, and fat cells were biopsied to get a closer-than-ever look at the precise effect that eating breakfast (or not) had on their bodies.Researchers found that in participants with normal weights, eating breakfast increased the amount of sugar the cells used up and positively changed the activity of genes involved in insulin resistance and fat metabolism.These findings help bolster previous research that showed breakfast contributes to better glucose control in fat cells. Taken together, these studies make a serious case for breakfast.For the participants that were considered clinically obese, the findings were a bit more complicated. The more body fat a participant had, the less their fat cells responded to insulin. Meanwhile, fasting also appeared to increase the activity of genes involved in inflammation.The bottom line: more research may be needed to fully understand how a morning meal affects different body weights, as well as the metabolic impacts of different foods. But for most of us, the study is even more reason to bring on the breakfast.Yummy & Healthy Breakfast Recipes to TryHas all this science convinced you to make breakfast a morning must? Here are two fast, easy recipes that are as healthy as they are delicious.Microwave Black Forest OatmealIf you love sweets but not all the calories, this one’s for you. Wake up with this light, energy-packed take on Black Forest Cake to jumpstart your day.Serves: 1Ingredients:¼ cup steel-cut (five-minute) oatmeal½ tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder8–10 dried cherries⅔ cup liquid of choice (water, milk, almond milk)Directions:Add dry ingredients to Mason-type jar; shake to mix.Add liquid, cover. You can make several and refrigerate until ready to cook.Microwave 60 seconds, stir and continue to microwave another 30–60 seconds.Microwaves vary, so you may need to experiment a little to get the timing right.Simple Spinach & Feta OmeletThis savory Mediterranean treat ticks all the boxes of a healthy, balanced breakfast, with protein, veggies, and dairy to start the day right.Serves: 2Ingredients:4–5 eggs, beaten (if you’re watching your cholesterol, substitute egg whites)½ cup spinach, chopped2 tbsp. feta cheese, crumbledCooking spray or oilOptional: Chopped tomatoes, diced onion, sliced mushrooms – the more veggies, the better!Directions:Heat skillet over medium-low heat.Lightly beat eggs with a dash of milk or water. Lightly season with salt and pepper.Spray skillet with cooking spray and pour in the eggs, making sure they fully cover the bottom. Cook 1–2 minutes.Place spinach, feta and any other veggies in center of the eggs. Cook 2–3 more minutes, until edges begin to curl.Using a spatula, fold omelet in half and continue cooking until cheese is melted. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment!last_img read more

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New Charity Governance Code recommends more oversight of third parties & regular reviews

first_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. More oversight when dealing with third party suppliers or services, yearly internal reviews, three-yearly external reviews for larger charities, and a limit on how long trustees may serve are among the recommendations made in the new Charity Governance Code, published this week (13th July).The Charity Governance Code is an updated version of the previous Code of Good Governance and also has a new website. It has been developed by a cross-sector steering group headed by independent chair Rosie Chapman and comprising the Association of Chairs, ACEVO, ICSA, The Governance Institute, NCVO, the Small Charities Coalition, and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action. The Barrow Cadbury Trust and the Clothworkers Foundation funded their work in devising the Code.The Charity Commission has endorsed the new Code by withdrawing its publication, Hallmarks of an Effective Charity, as well as in a blog on its site by Sarah Atkinson, the commission’s director of policy and communications.The guidelines come in two versions with the same common principles and outcomes but one set of recommended practice for smaller charities and another for larger organisations where accounts are audited.Key recommendations include:More oversight when dealing with subsidiary companies; registers of interests and third parties such as fundraising agencies or commercial venturesWhere a charity uses third party suppliers or services – for example for fundraising, or data management, boards must ensure the work is in the charity’s interests and must regularly review agreementsAn expectation that the board will review its own performance and that of individual trustees, including the chair, every year, with an external evaluation for larger organisations every three yearsBoards should regularly review the sustainability of income sources and business models and their impact on achieving charitable purposesBoards should regularly check charities’ key policies and procedures to ensure make sure that they still support, and are adequate for, the delivery of their aims, including key areas such as fundraising and data protectionNo trustee should serve more than nine years without good reason.Stronger emphasis on the role of the chair and vice chair in supporting and achieving good governanceSir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of NCVO, said:‘This new code represents a significant contribution to strengthening governance throughout the sector. I’m particularly pleased that is has been written by the sector, for the sector.‘There is a clear consensus within the sector that we must focus more on governance. With this in mind, I envisage that we will soon see a commitment to following the Charity Governance Code become a requirement from many funders. Taking action now is a way of getting ahead of the game.” Advertisement Tagged with: governance Melanie May | 14 July 2017 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16center_img John Barrett, chief executive of the Small Charities Coalition, also commented:“We welcome this update of the Charities Governance Code – and the work that has gone into it to make it simpler, more proportional and supportive for small charities.“The code sets the aspirations for good governance, and in applying it, small charities should take a proportional approach and remember application of the code is about continuous improvement, not perfection.”  77 total views,  1 views today  78 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 New Charity Governance Code recommends more oversight of third parties & regular reviewslast_img read more

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Power Show Highlights 2 PCC Wins for Softball at Glendale Tourney

first_img Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. The Pasadena City College softball team turned the Glendale Sports Complex into a launching pad Friday as the Lancers hammered both Ventura and Santa Monica in 5-inning mercy rule victories on day 1 of the Glendale Tournament.Second-year head coach Monica Tantlinger has directed her team to a 3-0 start to the ’15 season. It is the first time since legendary/retired head coach Sandi Iverson’s 2006 team (her final year at PCC) went 6-0 to open that year.PCC routed Ventura, 11-0, as second baseman Justine Zavala (pictured) bombed a 3-run homer to center field in a 5-run second inning during the morning affair. The Lancers belted out 10 hits as Zavala was 2-for-3 with four RBI, catcher Holly Riker-Sloan batted 2-for-2 with a triple and three RBI, and first baseman Katelyn Thordarson was 2-for-3. Leftfielder Yecenia Cardenas stole three bases and scored a run as a pinch runner in the flex spot.The beneficiaries of the offense were starter Breanna Rodrigo (four innings, 2-0 record) and reliever Brianna Lopez (one inning) who combined on a 2-hit shutout.In the next game played early afternoon, the Lancers mercied Santa Monica, 12-2, also in five innings (8-run rule after five in the sport). PCC scored eight runs in the top of the fifth in slugging three home runs in the frame. Hitting in the vast dimensions of the complex field No. 3, shortstop Anais Sustayta opened the power display by belting a shot over the leftfielder’s head for a 2-run dinger. Riker-Sloan then rifled a ball that just landed fair inside the left field line and she circled the bases easily for another 2-run HR. Finally, it was Zavala who hit a deep drive to right for yet another 2-run blast. It was Zavala’s second at bat and hit of the inning.Overall in a 13-hit attack, Zavala was a perfect 4-for-4 with a double while Sustayta batted 3-for-4. Leftfielder Mariah Quintana went 2-for-2 with two RBI and Cardenas picked up two more stolen bases.Starter Cierra Newton threw four strong innings (three hits, one unearned run, two strikeouts) for the victory and Adriana Fernandez pitched the last inning (one unearned run).The Lancers have created 36 runs and five home runs in their first three games.“We knew our offense was explosive, so on a big field like this, we took advantage of our drives,” Tantlinger said. “We are pretty excited about the bats, but we had some defensive breakdowns in the SMC win. We are 3-0 and that’s the most important thing.”PCC continues with three games Saturday at the Glendale Tournament beginning with an 11 a.m. game against Gateway Community College (Arizona).Ventura Boxhttp://www.cccaastats.org/sports/sball/2014-15/boxscores/20150130_d5va.xmlSanta Monica Boxhttp://www.cccaastats.org/sports/sball/2014-15/boxscores/20150130_0jzk.xml More Cool Stuff Subscribe Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  7 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Sports Power Show Highlights 2 PCC Wins for Softball at Glendale Tourney By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Sunday, February 1, 2015 | 3:53 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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‘We are the forgotten people’ – resident

first_imgAdvertisement Email Print Colum Coomey goes walkabout in run-down Ballinacurra Weston, where boarded up houses dot the landscape DRUG dealers are tightening their grip on Ballinacurra Weston….and houses continue to be boarded up. Local activist Joe Lynch is putting the blame at the door of Regeneration, and says they have become the forgotten people. He said: “This area has been devastated by drugs and many residents have been forced out due to intimidation”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He pointed out a boarded up house on Crecora Avenue where a resident was forced out of due to intimidation, after 60 years living in the area.Lynch added: “Many families have been forced to get loans to pay off gangs who came seeking money for their children’s drug debts”.One of Limerick’s deadliest gangs is believed to operate in the area.  He continued: “They attract young lads to the lifestyle by offering them horses and in some cases guns, so they can terrorise residents”.An indicator that drugs are available in the area can be seen from shoes hanging from a telephone wire in the centre of Clarina Avenue.Fellow community activist Sean O’Neill, said the problems had been intensified by the lack of action from Regeneration: “They have done nothing for the people here. All they have done is knock houses and make a ghetto out of the place”.He commented further: “When people in the media questioned what has been done so far, they answered they had sorted out the anti-social behaviour…but that was the work of the gardai”.Patrick O’Grady, who has been a resident in Clarina Avenue for 52 years, told the Limerick Post he was fed up with Regeneration: “If they came along and said we’re not knocking them houses, we’d know where we stood”.Two of the four houses in his row are boarded up, leaving him surrounded by abandoned units. Other residences in Weston Gardens and Clarina Park have suffered the same fate.Of the 48 houses that were originally built in Clarina Park, just nine remain occupied.One resident said: “This house is infested with rats and it’s so cold I’ve had to move my bed downstairs in front of the fire”. On leaving Clarina Park, city council officials were investigating rubbish which had been dumped on barren land, the result of house demolition.   There are over 20 boarded up houses in Clarina Avenue and Crecora Avenue.Stephen Corbett, of Crecora Avenue, commented: “My house is worth nothing now. My wife wants to board up the house and rent somewhere else”.Another Crecora Avenue resident, whose daughter lives in the centre of a row of abandoned houses, said: “We’re the forgotten people up here”.Patrick O’Grady feels abandoned by Regeneration: “They couldn’t have left this place worse than it is. You’d be afraid to do anything with your house in case they decide to knock it”.Looking at the row of houses from Hyde Road up to Crecora Avenue and Clarina Avenue, Lynch concluded: “My family moved out here from a lane in the city when I was a child and we thought it was heaven. Now look at it, it’s worse than the lane we came out of”.Sean O’ Neill pictured outside of a derelict house on Clarina Avenue and (inset) shoes hang from overhead electrical wires indicating that the availability of drugs. Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img NewsLocal News‘We are the forgotten people’ – residentBy admin – February 18, 2010 1617 Previous articleKenny’s hilarious show at UCHNext article“It’s a fair step up”- Justin Mc Carthy admin Linkedin Facebooklast_img read more

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Middle East and North Africa OTT TV and Video Forecasts 2020-2021 – ResearchAndMarkets.com

first_img Middle East and North Africa OTT TV and Video Forecasts 2020-2021 – ResearchAndMarkets.com Facebook Previous articleKayne Anderson Renewable Infrastructure Fund Surpasses $50 Million in AssetsNext articleAttacks on older Asians stoke fear as Lunar New Year begins Digital AIM Web Support Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 12, 2021 TAGS  WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Pinterest DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 12, 2021– The “Middle East and North Africa OTT TV and Video Forecasts 2021” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa region will have 32.65 million SVOD subscriptions by 2026, up from the 14.16 million recorded at end-2020. Turkey will remain the market leader by a considerable distance, with nearly 14 million subscriptions by 2026. Simon Murray, Principal Analyst, said: “Netflix and Disney+ will account for about half of the region’s total by 2026, despite Disney+ only starting in 2022 in a limited number of countries. Due to exclusive deals with Disney+, HBO and Paramount+, OSN will quickly gain subscribers.” Published in February 2021, this 171-page PDF, PowerPoint and excel report comes in three parts:Insight: Detailed country-by-country analysis in a 66-page PDF documentOutlook: Regional overview and forecasts for 20 countries in a 45-page PowerPoint document full of charts, graphs and bullet pointsA 60-page Excel workbook covering each year from 2010 to 2026 for 20 countries by household penetration, by SVOD subscribers and by OTT revenues for movies and TV episodes. As well as summary tables by country and by platform Companies MentionedAmazon Prime VideoApple TV+DisneyHBO Netflix OSNParamountShahid VIPStarzPlayTivibuTurkcell For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/q1v28z View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210212005457/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: MIDDLE EAST AFRICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT TECHNOLOGY FILM & MOTION PICTURES TV AND RADIO GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT ONLINE INTERNET SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/12/2021 12:53 PM/DISC: 02/12/2021 12:53 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210212005457/enlast_img read more

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Consumer Confidence Takes Downward Turn in November

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago November 28, 2014 1,421 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Freddie Mac’s Growth Rate Hits 20-Month High Next: Income, Inventory Increases Lift October Home Sales Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Tagged with: Conference Board Consumer Confidence Consumer Spending GDP Conference Board Consumer Confidence Consumer Spending GDP 2014-11-28 Tory Barringer About Author: Tory Barringer The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img Related Articles Tory Barringer began his journalism career in early 2011, working as a writer for the University of Texas at Arlington’s student newspaper before joining the DS News team in 2012. In addition to contributing to DSNews.com, he is also the online editor for DS News’ sister publication, MReport, which focuses on mortgage banking news. Consumer confidence retreated this month, falling from a seven-year high on a gloomier outlook for what the future will bring.The Conference Board’s index of consumer confidence declined to 88.7 in the group’s November reading, according to a report. The drop follows a bump of more than five points in October to a post-recession high of 94.5 (revised to 94.1 in the latest measure).”Consumer confidence retreated in November, primarily due to reduced optimism in the short-term outlook,” said Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators at the Conference Board.The index’s component gauging consumer expectations fell nearly seven points this month, decreasing to 87 after a spike in October.According to the Conference Board, consumers in the latest survey were less optimistic about the labor market outlook, reflected in a decline in the share of respondents expecting more jobs in the next six months and an increase of more than 2 percentage points in the share expecting fewer jobs.Americans were also slightly more pessimistic about income growth, with fewer expecting higher wages in the coming months.Meanwhile, the index’s present situation component saw a more moderate decline, falling three points to 91.3.News of the decline in the headline index came on the same day of the Commerce Department’s most recent estimate on economic growth. According to the government’s figures, gross domestic product grew through the third quarter at an annual rate of 3.9 percent, helped partly by an increase in consumer spending.Based on that, analysts for Wells Fargo’s Economics Group say the drop in confidence is nothing to worry about.”[T]his morning’s revision to third quarter GDP indicated a stronger pace of real consumer spending and October’s retail sales report indicated that spending was off to a good start in the fourth quarter,” Wells Fargo economists Mark Vitner and Michael Brown said in a note. “That is hardly the data you would expect if consumers were growing more concerned.”  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Consumer Confidence Takes Downward Turn in November Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Consumer Confidence Takes Downward Turn in November The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

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EOC calls for contract rights when taking career breaks

first_img Previous Article Next Article The Equal Opportunities Commission has criticised employers that requirewomen to resign when taking a career break to have children, following anemployment tribunal ruling. In the ruling a former Barclays employee, who took a two-year career break,was told she could not bring a case of unfair dismissal against the bankbecause she did not have continuity of service. Jane Unwin from Shaftsbury, Dorset had worked for Barclays for 20 yearsbefore taking a two-year career break in 1998 to care for her daughter, nowaged three. She returned to work in November last year but resigned within months in adispute over her new job. The employment tribunal disregarded her previous service with the bank andruled that she could not bring a case for unfair dismissal because she had notbeen in work for the minimum 12 months required to make a claim. An EOC spokeswoman said employers should allow staff to maintain theiremployment contracts while taking career breaks as best practice. She said, “We are concerned that women who take career breaks to havechildren are being forced to resign and lose their employment rights. We havehad complaints about this. “We would like to see women given the guaranteed right to work on thesame basis as before the career break.” But Caroline Rouse, a spokeswoman for Barclays, said it was standardpractice for employers to ask their staff to resign when taking career breaks. She added, “Our benchmarking of our maternity and career breakarrangement against other industries leads us to believe our family-friendlypolices are among the best.” Unwin is still claiming breach of contract and sex discrimination, whichdon’t require a year’s service before a claim can be made. www.eoc.org.ukBy Ben Willmott Comments are closed. EOC calls for contract rights when taking career breaksOn 11 Dec 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Letters

first_imgThis week’s lettersWhy is HR constantly left holding the baby?It is interesting to note that HR directors are being asked by the CBI toplay a major role in changing the public perception of UK business when itappears that the leaders of these businesses believe HR professionals lack thecommercial acumen to make strategic decisions or sit on the board. Marc Hommel’s article ‘Stepping up to the mark’ (Strategy, 10 June) waslittered with patronising terms which owed more to a lesson in classroombehaviour than serious business issues. It typifies the narrow minded,finance-centric approach often used when referring to HR practice and wasironically summed up by the adapted ‘baby on board’ sign. Perhaps it would be more helpful to try to explore new approaches tobusiness thinking which enables HR to bring a fresh perspective to strategydevelopment on the board rather than hammer home the same tired old messages. Karen Roberts HR & training manager, Molecular Products Old-fashioned views deter best candidate The views of John Spartan (letters, 17 June) frankly beggars belief. I amstunned that someone who is a ‘head of HR’ is naive enough to think this way. Let’s take his question: “Are women not able to promote themselves inthe workplace by their education, skills, aptitudes, experience andmerits?” Well, clearly not if one looks at the statistics. The fact thatthere are so few women (or ethnic minorities for that matter) in the top ranksof just about any organisation you care to name, is surely a testimony to theexistence of gender (and race) bias. Does he not agree with the concept that to compete equally, those from aposition of disadvantage need extra encouragement and help? I don’t know what kind of outfit JBMS is, but if its head of HR limits theavailable pool of talent he recruits from with this kind of institutionaliseddiscrimination, then any advantages which come from a diverse workforce willsurely be lost and the best person for the job may be continually passed overin favour of a white male. Also what message about JBMS’s values do these viewssend to its customers? Ian Henly FCIPD Service centre manager, Crown Prosecution Service Has he never read equality research? I am somewhat surprised to find someone supposedly head of HR in a largeorganisation not only suggesting the maternity regulations cause problems foremployers but also that women do not need equality legislation these days. DoesJohn Spartan (letters, 17 June) also believe we do not need disability and racerelations legislation or is he just anti-women? It appears he does not believe there is such a thing as the ‘glass ceiling’or ‘old boys’ network’ which gives all advantages to men while preventing womenfrom entering, surviving and flourishing in the workplace. Does he not read the research on this subject that shows the manager isnormally a man even in areas where there are a lot of women employed? Even withthe Equal Pay Act, women are still paid less than men in like positions. If dealt with in the correct way, women returning to work after maternityleave are soon back up to speed, especially where the organisation has a robustmaternity leave policy that enables women to be kept up to date with changes inthe workplace. I admit managing maternity leave and getting the right calibre of maternityleave cover can sometimes be difficult, but the benefits far outweigh theproblems, especially when most industries now have difficulty with recruitmentand retention. The equality legislation is not about advantaging one gender over another oreven one section of the population over another, it is about trying to providea level playing field; it is about educating employers to realise that everyonehas something to offer and that the ‘white, male, middle class’ worker is notalways the best person for the job. Sorry, John, but I think you sound a little bitter in your letter and havenot really looked at the situation with an impartial eye. Denise Carter Senior HR adviser, Company name withheld HR must polish up its internal image firstI was interested to read Scott Beagrie’s feature on what HR needs to do toboost its image, ‘What are HR directors worth?’ (Personnel Today,17 June).Progress on this issue must surely involve improvements in how employees regardthe HR function and the role it plays in the organisation’s development. Employees are not only HR’s business, they also shape external views throughtheir advocacy (or otherwise) for their employer. HR must build from the ‘inside out’ if it is to enhance its reputation (andso the reward) for the service which it delivers. Nick Wright Director,  Fishburn Hedges LettersOn 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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