“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. Cliff D’Arcy | Thursday, 22nd October, 2020 | More on: BATS GSK UK dividends collapse by half in the third quarter, but not at these two FTSE 100 giants! 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Cliffdarcy owns shares of GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. 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This is the biggest plunge in Q3 payouts since 2020, according to this report from Link Asset Services.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…According to Link, two-thirds of companies listed in London cut, cancelled, or suspended their dividend payouts for the summer season. Clearly, given the economic ravages of the coronavirus, British companies decided to conserve cash. Instead of doling it out to shareholders, they elected to keep cash on their balance sheets to help ride out the downturn.In Q2, payouts collapsed by 57% to £16.1bn, so at least the third quarter improved on the second. For 2020 as a whole, Link expects total dividends to dive by almost two-thirds (39%). This massive shortfall (estimated at £60bn) is a brutal blow for pensioners and investment funds at a time of ultra-low interest rates. In effect, UK dividends have rewound eight years, back to 2012.This FTSE 100 firm pays 6% a year in cashTo bank steady dividends today, investors need to exercise caution. For me, the most reliable payouts come from big business leaders: powerful companies with strong balance sheets, revenues, and cash flows. Take, for example, GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK), one of my favourite British businesses.Before the coronavirus devastated economies and markets, GSK shares were flying high. They hit a 52-week peak of 1,857p on 24 January, but plunged below 1,375p at the market trough on 23 March. The share price then rebounded above 1,742p by 13 May, but has since slumped. As I write, GSK shares hover below 1,340p, even lower than their March bottom.The good news for buyers of GSK shares today is that they pay a monster dividend. It’s the fifth-largest by size in the FTSE 100, in fact. GSK’s quarterly dividends total 80p a share, for a current dividend yield of 6%. Even better, this dividend is solidly covered 1.64 times by GSK’s yearly earnings. This bumper passive income is why I own GSK shares today and have done for decades.This is the second-largest dividend in the FTSE 100British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) is my second ‘dividend darling’. It’s a value share that I’ve written about repeatedly since the dark day of March. Obviously, as the #1 cigarette maker in the world, BATS is certainly not a stock for ethical investors. But it’s an enormous global business with loyal (and addicted) customers, huge revenues, and strong cash flows.As recent as 15 January, BATS shares hit a 52-week high of £35.07. Today, they trade almost £10 cheaper, after closing at £25.50. This makes BATS shares notably cheap, given their price-to-earnings ratio of 9.3 and earnings yield of 10.8%. What’s more, they offer a whopping dividend yield approaching 8.3%, covered 1.3 times by earnings.In summary, as a value investor looking for income, I love the delightful dividends of GSK and BATS (which are at opposite ends of the healthcare system!). I’d happily buy both shares today inside an ISA so as to collect tax-free future dividends and capital gains. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy
The former Sale and Scotland flanker on momentum-changing hits Hammered: White slams into Rob Sidoli in 2006 (Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Jason White: How to put in monster tacklesThe former Scotland captain was known in his playing days as a hitman, relishing putting in match-halting tackles on opposition stars. So here are his tips for putting in your own momentum-changing hits.Get scanning“Make sure your spacing is correct in the defensive line and scan up to see what’s in front of you. Are you numbers down or up? That has a big influence on whether you’re going to shoot out to cut off the play or drift heavily. If numbers up, you’re in a positive position and can put on as much line speed as possible and get into the opposition space.”Team awarenss“With big hits, you’re going for it yourself. But you’ve developed an understanding with team-mates about who’s going to do it – not everybody in the team is going to shoot early. The biggest thing is having those conversations on the training ground to help each other out.”Proud as punch: White after beating Fiji in 2003 (Getty)Get shifting“You have to win the first five yards – it’s physical and mental. So it’s getting off the line as quickly as possible, getting low and driving. It’s a transfer of all the work you do in the gym. A bit of vanity and being in shape is great, but how does that gym work help you on the pitch? Your squats, jumps – it’s about getting that power from your legs to your shoulder and transferring that into the opposition ball-carrier.” Related: Jason White relives his biggest hitsBe in charge of the tackle“Look to make shoulder contact around the midriff, the ribs. So just below the nipple either front- or side-on, then transferring that power. You can try to wrap one arm round and hook a leg up, to get them off balance. Or depending on the power you put through you could grab both legs, but then it’s about making sure you’re in charge of the tackle and can look after the person. Hitting them as hard as you can but ensuring they are safe.” This article originally appeared in the September 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
George Floyd Statements Posted Jun 4, 2020 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Tags TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing We, the Bishops of The Episcopal Church in Province IV, lead dioceses most of which were historically part of the states of the old Confederacy. As bishops in this region, we are well aware of the historic persistence of racism toward our black sisters and brothers. While such racism is not confined to our southern geography, its history with “Jim Crow” under its various guises over the years reminds us of the profound work left undone by our continued failure to fully address the sins of racism and white supremacy in our country.Recent events are a shocking reminder of what we have left undone. The white vigilante murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Brunswick, Georgia; the unwarranted killing by police of Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky while she was sleeping in her own bed; and now the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota also at the hands of police, scream out to us of our work left undone. Sadly, these racist murders are by no means the only ones, and they were not committed simply by a few bad actors. What we are seeing is the work of a conscious and unconscious system designed to deny dignity and safety to some of God’s children.The demonstrations across our country indicate that people have had enough. We believe all people of good will and love of neighbor should insist that this behavior by police and white vigilantes end now. Their actions tarnish the reputations of the many wonderful women and men who serve as police officers. We need national leadership who will work to make the changes necessary in our justice system, so such brutality becomes a thing of the past.We call on all in civil authority to step back from military-style responses to these demonstrations because they only serve to escalate tensions even further. What will reduce those tensions is a commitment by our elected leaders to lasting, tangible changes in law enforcement methods and in the laws governing them. 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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Charles Towne Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 It has been over thirty years ago that a gentleman came to my shop and asked if I would fabricate some fighting spurs for his fighting cocks. Needless to say I did not make the man happy. It seems that man’s inhumanity to man is often commensurate to his treatment of God’s creation. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! Rooster farm may be used for fight trainingOn Wednesday, Apopka Police Officers responded to the 1700 block of South Apopka Boulevard to meet with a caller who was concerned about cockfighting on the property.Officers found more than 200 roosters at the property but no indication there was active cockfighting on the premises. A follow-up with Orange County Animal Control and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Agricultural Crimes Unit yesterday led to probable cause to believe the roosters were being prepared for fighting.Preparing involves separating the animals, trimming feathers, and trimming the bird’s cones. Found on the property were makeshift corrals and fences, along with several round rooster cages containing individual birds. Officers also interviewed the occupants of the property who indicated that fighting was not done on the premises because it is illegal, however, the animals were raised and prepped, in order for them to be sent to places outside Florida where they can fight.“Unfortunately, offenders believe that the act of preparing or training an animal to fight is not a crime,” stated Police Chief Michael McKinley, “the Apopka Police Department takes this offense, in addition to the actual offense of fighting the animals, seriously and will continue to actively investigate any allegations of abuse.”The following suspects were arrested: Jose Antonio Perez- Sanchez 69, and Edy Domingo Dejesus Ramos, 49. Both men were charged with Conservation of Animals- Selling and Possessing the use of Animals to Fight or Bait and Conservation of Animals- to Sell or Possess Equipment For Animal Fight Bait.This is a developing investigation and further information will be released when it is available. The Apopka Voice will update this story as more details are released. TAGSApopka Police Department Previous articleApopka Youth Works wins grantNext articleApopka residents ask for answers on wastewater facility Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Please enter your name here 1 COMMENT January 22, 2017 at 4:04 pm
CopyAbout this officeAVP ArhitektiOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesZagrebHousesCroatiaPublished on November 18, 2012Cite: “House 2P / AVP Arhitekti” 18 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
CopyAbout this officePAD10 ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingSalmiyaKuwaitPublished on February 10, 2017Cite: “Pearl Marzouq Complex / PAD10 Architects” 09 Feb 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Year: Projects Houses CopyHouses•Lar, Iran Firouzmandan House / HAMAAN Studio Manufacturers: Abbasabad Lead Architects: Behrouz Shahbazi, Mohammad Foroutan 2012 ArchDaily Architects: HAMAAN Studio Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Save this picture!© Hossein Farahani+ 38 Share Iran ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883331/firouzmandan-house-piramun-architectural-office Clipboard Firouzmandan House / HAMAAN StudioSave this projectSaveFirouzmandan House / HAMAAN Studio Photographs: Hossein Farahani Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Photographs Construction:Gholamreza ZargariStructural Engineer:Gholamreza ZargariMechanical & Electrical Engineer:Farzad GhanbarzadehClient:Hadi FirouzmandanCity:LarCountry:IranMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hossein FarahaniRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82MetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridSave this picture!Volumetry DiagramText description provided by the architects. Firouzmandan house is located in Lar city, with-a-hot-and-humid-climate, which is part of Fars province in Iran. Lar, a historical city in Fars has suffered from an earthquake in 1960; temporary-shelters with saddle-roofs were prepared for the earthquake survivors in the south part of the old city. When the city was rebuilt (based-on-a-grid-plan) the municipality decided to keep temporary-shelters. The new houses were built based on the closed-space to an open-space ratio of 60% to 40%, respectively. This house is designed for Firouzmandan family on a 460 square-meter-site in three levels of underground-floor, ground-floor and first-floor.Save this picture!© Hossein FarahaniSave this picture!© Hossein FarahaniThis project is inspired by an Iranian-traditional-housing-pattern called “Chaharsofe” – a pattern in which a small open-space is surrounded by the closed-spaces. The open-space in “Chaharsofe” is relatively smaller than the open-space in a so-called “courtyard pattern”. Furthermore, an additional relatively large open-space is attached to the side of the “Chaharsofe”. This pattern does not only favor the closed-space to the open-space ratio of 60% to 40% regulation but is also more adjusted to the hot-and-humid climate of Lar.Save this picture!Elevation and SectionsSave this picture!© Hossein FarahaniThe big yard of the house is divided into several small open-spaces providing an easier flow of activities, such as kids playing around the yard, and gathering of the family. These open-spaces are not individual spaces; rather they are linked into each-other to create a collection of them. On-the-other-hand, every single one of these open-spaces connects to a number of closed-spaces so that the interaction between the closed and open-spaces make the house more adaptable to users’ different needs.Save this picture!© Hossein FarahaniProject gallerySee allShow lessTwo Halves / Moloney ArchitectsSelected ProjectsDiller Scofidio + Renfro to Create Planning Vision for Charlotte Science CenterArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/883331/firouzmandan-house-piramun-architectural-office Clipboard Area: 650 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeHAMAAN StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLarIranPublished on November 15, 2017Cite: “Firouzmandan House / HAMAAN Studio” 15 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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. Last year’s survey found that risk management is a strong factor in investment decisions and major changes by more than 70% of charities, less than half of charities have a business continuity plan to cope with technical, natural or financial disasters, less than 20% have a fraud response plan, and that only a third have a media response plan, leaving their reputation vulnerable to attack.Questionnaires are now available from Janette O’Byrne on 020 7065 0318 or, for the first time, the survey can be completed online. The deadline for completion of the questionnaire is 11 June 2004. Tagged with: Finance Management Research / statistics 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Accountants and business advisors PKF and the Charity Finance Directors’ Group (CFDG) have launched their annual Charities Risk Management survey and are inviting charities to participate.The survey, in its third year, will focus on managing and reducing the risks faced by the charity sector, looking at everything from reputation, ineffective management and IT failure, to issues of organisations’ willingness to take on risk, and strategic direction. In 2003 almost 400 charities took part in the survey “Reaping the rewards – is risk management proving its worth?” which, say PKF, is “the most comprehensive study of how charities are dealing with risk.” Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 3 May 2004 | News Charities risk management survey 2004 launched
113 total views, 1 views today The power of sportHugh Brasher, Event Director for London Marathon Events, welcomed Virgin Money’s choice for the 40th London Marathon.He said: “Our co-founders, my father Chris Brasher and John Disley, were huge advocates of the power of sport in transforming lives for the better. They passionately believed that sport teaches everyone so much about important life values such as competition, integrity, hard work and teamwork.”He noted the work and impact of the 2017 charity partner of the London Marathon, the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign.He said: “In recent years, it has been shown that sport – and particularly running – has powerful benefits to mental health and well-being. In 2017, the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together campaign, led by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, helped to change the national conversation about mental health. We believe that choosing a sport-related project as the beneficiary of the 40th London Marathon is a great tribute to both our history and what our event is all about.” 114 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31 Tagged with: charity of the year corporate London marathon sport Virgin Money is inviting applications from charities with sports projects to be the official charity of the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon. The selected charity will also be Virgin Money’s corporate charity for 2019/20.The company is specifically inviting applications from charities which use sport “to make a difference”.2020 will be the 40th London Marathon race and the 10th year of Virgin Money’s sponsorship.The theme of using sport to make a difference is appropriate because that was one of the original objectives of Chris Brasher and John Disley, the founders of the race. Virgin Money and London Marathon Events are seeking to honour this founding aim by selecting an appropriate charity.SEE ALSO: Record 386,050 enter Virgin Money London Marathon 2018They are looking for a charity that has launched, or is looking to launch, a project or programme that encourages, supports and develops people’s engagement in sport, or which uses sport to make a difference in the world. They also want it to be a project or programme in which “being the Virgin Money London Marathon Charity of the Year will make all the difference”. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis31 £61.5m total for 2017The London Marathon has raised more than £890m for charity since it was first held in 1981. This year’s event raised £61.5m, breaking the world record for a single day annual fundraising event for the eleventh successive year. Howard Lake | 5 December 2017 | News Applications open for 2020 London Marathon Charity of the Year 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.