Amid dividend cuts, here’s a FTSE 100 share I’d buy

first_imgAmid dividend cuts, here’s a FTSE 100 share I’d buy 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. Image source: Getty Images. tezcang has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Melrose. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays, British Land Co, Carnival, HSBC Holdings, InterContinental Hotels Group, ITV, Lloyds Banking Group, Meggitt, Rightmove, and Standard Chartered. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Cash may help many FTSE 100  companies get through the current volatile times better. As businesses look for ways to conserve cash, a large number of companies are announcing dividend cuts. Today I’d like to discuss a stock that may now be appropriate for passive income seekers.Are dividend cuts the new normal?For many industries, such as aviation and travel, the current uncertainty may be one of the worst crises they have faced. It has meant difficult decisions regarding their operations, as well as their dividends.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…Recent days have seen dividend cuts announced by a plethora of FTSE 100 companies, including:Barclays – multinational investment bankBarratt Developments – housebuilderBritish Land – real estate investment trust (REIT)Bunzl – distribution and services companyCarnival – cruise operatorCentrica – British Gas owner Glencore – British-Swiss minerHSBC Holdings – global bankInternational Consolidated Airlines Group – parent group of several airlines including British Airways InterContinental Hotels – multinational hospitality company ITV – broadcaster and content producer Lloyds Bank – UK banking giantMeggitt – engineering firmMelrose Industries – engineering group Rentokil Initial – pest control groupRightmove – real estate website Royal Bank of Scotland Group – UK banking groupSmiths Group – engineering companyStandard Chartered – multinational financial services groupPersimmon – housebuilderTaylor Wimpey – housebuilderWhitbread – owner of Premier Inn WPP – advertising giant What can income-seeking investors do amid a growing number of dividend cuts? Well, they may now want to look for companies that don’t necessarily have to trim dividends. Safety in utilitiesAs you research companies that are likely to keep paying dividends in the coming months, it will be important see if a company’s earnings can support the payout. When companies pay more than they earn, then dividend cuts may be in the cards.One company I’d consider including in my portfolio now is FTSE 100 member Severn Trent (LSE: SVT). The utility company serves almost 8m people. Its management believes the group offers “a valuable combination of reliable earnings, long-term asset growth and an inflation-linked dividend”.SVT is one of the nine stocks recently identified as key picks in uncertain times by analysts at Morgan Stanley. This is because no matter how the economy fares in the near future, we’ll all need to continue using water and other utilities in our daily lives.On 31 March, the group issued a trading update. In it, management said it expects “no material change to current year business performance. We continue to expect the Group will deliver full-year trading performance in-line with previous guidance”. These words are likely to bring relief to its shareholders who may be nervous that the company could be axing dividends.Year-to-date, SVT stock is down about 14% and its price is hovering around 2,150p. Its recent decline has pushed the dividend yield to about 4.4% and the shares are expected to go ex-dividend next in June.Foolish takeawayCancelling dividends is a sacrilegious act for many investors, but this is uncharted water for the global economy. In the coming weeks, other FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 companies are likely to release trading updates that may include dividend cuts.Income-oriented investors may now be looking for safe harbour. The good news is that there are companies out there that are unlikely to cut their dividends. Look for companies that can fund their payments from operating cash flows.center_img See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 | More on: SVT Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address 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.last_img read more

Demings slams offshore oil drilling expansion proposal

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Congresswoman Val Demings (D-Orlando) today criticized President Trump’s proposal to allow new oil drilling off the coast of Florida and California.Rep. Val DemingsSaid Rep. Demings, “I strongly oppose lifting the ban on offshore oil drilling around Florida, a move that could devastate our multi-billion-dollar tourism industry and natural environment. I also strongly oppose efforts to roll back safety and environmental rules put into place after Deepwater Horizon exploded, killing nearly a dozen people and causing untold devastation to our coasts and oceans.“The Deepwater Horizon accident proved definitively that offshore drilling has the potential to ravage our state’s ecosystems and economy. Last year I stood strongly with Florida representatives of both parties to oppose offshore drilling, and once again I call on the Trump administration to reconsider this reckless plan to enrich his oil industry friends at our expense.” Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Jack Martin This woman is a joke. I expect her to rant about any thing trump supports.She mentions about a dozen were illed on the horizon. She needs to worry about a dozen people being killed in her District every week. Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here January 6, 2018 at 8:26 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom From the Office of Rep. Val Demings Please enter your comment! 1 COMMENT Previous articleDistrict and UF complete collaborative three-year investigation into Florida springs’ healthNext articleNew Pew study says local TV news viewing dropping fast Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Brock James snatches dramatic win in Clermont vs Stade Francais classic

first_imgSaturday Sep 29, 2012 Brock James snatches dramatic win in Clermont vs Stade Francais classic Brock James slotted a dramatic last minute drop goal to snatch a 28-25 Top 14 win over Stade Francais at the Stade Marcel Michelin on Friday night. The home side, Clermont Auvergne, had to come from behind and overcome a 12-point deficit. Clermont have shown again that they are incredibly difficult to beat at home, despite Stade Francais coming heartbreakingly close this time. They have won their last 47 matches at fortress Marcel Michelin, which includes games played in the Heineken Cup.It looked as though this may have been a night for the Parisians however, as they scored some great tries and built up a nice lead, mainly due to the influence of Fijian wing sensation Waisea Vuidravuwalu, who scored two tries and contributed to another, finished by Paul Warwick. A Thomas Domingo try pulled things back a bit, and Morgan Parra – who finished with 17 points – worked away at the lead with the boot, as did flyhalf replacement James, who slotted a dropgoal.James, who was on for David Skrela, then stole the show with his well taken second dropgoal, extending Clermont’s incredible home winning record, which goes all the way back to 2009.Dejected Stade Francais captain Pascal Pape summed things up after the game: “We lost it right at the end. But Brock James is Brock James, and he killed us in the second half.”ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

USDA Implements Improvements to Livestock Risk Protection Insurance Program

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News USDA Implements Improvements to Livestock Risk Protection Insurance Program By USDA Communications – Jan 19, 2021 USDA Implements Improvements to Livestock Risk Protection Insurance Program Previous articleUSDA and Dairy Farmers Work Together to Mitigate Risk for 2021Next articlePurdue Fish Fry Goes Virtual to Bring People Together USDA Communications Facebook Twitter The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced that further changes to its Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) insurance plan will take effect on January 20 for crop year 2021 and succeeding crop years.“We are always looking for feedback from producers and other stakeholders,” said RMA Administrator Martin Barbre. “These changes are a direct reflection of that feedback and will improve LRP coverage for producers in 2021 and beyond.”The improvements to LRP include:Increasing livestock head limits for feeder and fed cattle to 6,000 head per endorsement/12,000 head annually and swine to 40,000 head per endorsement/150,000 head annually.Modifying the requirement to own insured livestock until the last 60 days of the endorsement.Increasing the endorsement lengths for swine up to 52 weeks.Creating new feeder cattle and swine types to allow for unborn livestock to be insured.For more information, please see the livestock insurance plans page on the RMA website.RMA is authorizing additional flexibilities due to coronavirus while continuing to support producers, working through Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) to deliver services, including processing policies, claims and agreements. RMA staff are working with AIPs and other customers by phone, mail and electronically to continue supporting crop insurance coverage for producers. Farmers with crop insurance questions or needs should continue to contact their insurance agents about conducting business remotely (by telephone or email). More information can be found at farmers.gov/coronavirus.Crop insurance is sold and delivered solely through private insurance agents. A list of insurance agents is available online using the RMA Agent Locator. Learn more about crop insurance and the modern farm safety net at rma.usda.gov. Facebook Twitter SHARE SHARElast_img read more

Union Station Homeless Services Names Sarah Tower as Chief Program Officer

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News 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 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. Community News HerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTop 9 Predicted Haircut Trends Of 2020HerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Giving Back Union Station Homeless Services Names Sarah Tower as Chief Program Officer STAFF REPORT Published on Friday, July 26, 2019 | 11:01 am Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Subscribecenter_img Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week 16 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Union Station Homeless Services announced today that it has appointed Sarah Tower as Chief Program Officer, effective immediately.Tower formerly held the position of Director of Permanent Housing at Union Station, where she has worked since 2015. After receiving her MSW in 2005, Tower entered the homeless services field, serving as Clinical Coordinator and then Director of the Village’s Homeless Drop-In Center and Outreach teams in Long Beach. During her tenure at Union Station, Towers leadership and expertise have helped foster healthy teams and quality services during a time of critical and rapid growth for the agency.“Sarah has a deep knowledge and understanding of homelessness, clinical expertise in working with clients experiencing trauma and homelessness, and a strong commitment to and compassion for both clients and staff,” said Anne Miskey, CEO of Union Station Homeless Services. “We are thrilled that she is bringing her extensive leadership skills to our executive team, and that she will continue to use her wealth of knowledge and expertise in her new role at Union Station.”“It is an honor to be provided the opportunity to help lead Union Station and SPA 3 in addressing homelessness in our region as creatively and holistically as possible,” said Tower of her new role. “I’m looking forward to continuing the work of creating partnerships and promoting best practices along with the countless others doing this work with us throughout Los Angeles County. The staff at Union Station is a talented and compassionate group and they are truly heroes. I will do my best to represent and support them, and those we serve.”“We look forward to watching our programs flourish under Sarah’s leadership,” said James P. Moore, Board Chair. “We know she will be a great addition to our executive team as they work together to lead the organization.”For more information, visit www.unionstationhs.org/our-people. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a commentlast_img read more

27 men charged with soliciting prostitutes

first_img Previous articleRates review debated for struggling businessesNext article‘Give the airport back to Shannon people’ – Malone admin Linkedin Facebook Free legal aid refused to one defendantFOLLOWING a garda sting operation where two female plain clothes detectives were located in the areas of Barrington Street, Mallow Street, Catherine Street and Pery Square, a total of 21 men have been convicted of soliciting a person for the purposes of prostitution at Limerick District Court. Twenty-seven cases were before the courts where details were heard of men making approaches to the two female gardai dressed in plain clothes,Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up and offering to pay them to perform a sexual act.Twenty-one men, ranging from their late twenties to one man in his late 60s, were convicted after they pleaded guilty to the charges contrary to section 7 of the Criminal Law Act 1993.Over the course of the 27 cases, presenting sergeant, Michelle Leahy, told the court that the Garda Operation, known as Freewheel, was conducted on November 19 and 30 last, where gardai made arrests after men, acting as clients seeking sex, sought to pay the two garda members for the purposes of prostitution. The majority of the cases, however, were arising out of another operation conducted this month when arrests were made on December 2, 3 and 4 last.Judge Eamon O’Brien heard in court that most of the men were “embarrassed” and “sorry” for the “mistake” made in approaching and attempting to solicit the detectives for the purposes of sex.The identities of the “decoy gardai” were withheld from the court proceedings as part of the ongoing battle against illegal prostitution in the city centre.Opting to deal with the matter by way of imposing that the maximum fine of €470, determined by the Oireachtas, would be given instead to Doras Luimini and not the State, Judge Eamon O’Brien convicted 21 men where a total of €9,870 must be paid to the support group for migrants by March 13 next.Six matters were adjourned for the defence to be furnished with a brief outline of the evidence while a bench warrant was issued for a fifth accused man who did not turn up to court to answer the allegations.One man told the court that he was in receipt of social welfare and did not have the means to pay for representation at court and sought the facilities of the legal aid system, but was told that, “if he could afford to pay for ladies of the night, he could afford to pay for a solicitor…and that is the second oldest profession in the world”.The men had addresses in Limerick city and county as well as North Cork and Tipperary.His application was refused, and he was ordered to seek the services of a solicitor before March 13 next.Gardai say that they will be increasing their crackdown on illegal prostitution rings attempting to operate in the city, while also targeting those that seek the services of prostitutes over the coming weeks. Print WhatsAppcenter_img Email Twitter NewsLocal News27 men charged with soliciting prostitutesBy admin – December 7, 2011 677 Advertisementlast_img read more

Sustained fast travel by a gray-headed albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma) riding an Antarctic storm

first_imgA Gray-headed Albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma) was recorded traveling, in the course of a foraging trip, at a minimum average ground speed of >110 km h(-1) for similar to9 h with virtually no rest. After taking into account the sinuosity of albatross flight, actual mean ground speed was predicted to be greater than or equal to127 km h(-1), achieved in association with high tailwinds during an Antarctic storm. Despite its high speed and the storminess of the sea, the albatross still managed to successfully locate and capture prey at a rate comparable to that achieved under less extreme conditions. This individual’s performance suggests that albatrosses have the capacity to maintain positive energy budgets while quickly covering long distances and taking advantage of the strong winds that are frequent in the Southern Ocean. Received 3 November 2003, accepted 13 May 2004.last_img read more

State Representative Warns That Cuts To EPA Could Harm Hoosiers

first_imgState Representative Warns That Cuts To EPA Could Harm HoosiersSeptember17, 2018 By Eddie DrewsTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS —State Rep. Carey Hamilton warned Hoosiers Thursday that proposed federal cuts to the budget of the Environmental Protection Agency would hurt Indiana programs that protect the state’s waterways and air.The Indianapolis Democrat was joined at the Indiana Statehouse press conference by Dr. Indra Frank, environmental health director of the Hoosier Environmental Council, and Greg Harger, coach of the Indiana Invaders, a club of elite distance runners. They expressed their concerns about how funding cuts to EPA would hurt the state.“Current proposals in Washington D.C. could drastically reduce or even eliminate EPA programs from which Indiana receives funding,” said Frank, explaining that the state currently receives about $73 million a year from EPA grants and programs.Frank’s concern for Hoosiers is that these cuts would not only hurt the environment, it would also affect the health of individuals.U.S. News & World Report’s most recent state rankings show that Indiana is the third worst state behind New Jersey and California when it comes to quality of life.Quality of life is determined by measuring the social environment and the natural environment of a state. Indiana is currently number 34 on the list of states for drinking water quality and 48 for pollution health risks.“Indiana needs Congress to fully fund the EPA and to reject harmful policies that put our environment and thus our health at risk,” Frank said.Hamilton said that cuts from EPA funding would hurt Indiana’s overall economy as well as the environment.Indiana currently has 39 sites across the state that are defined as toxic areas by the EPA, including Bennett Stone quarry in Bloomington, Reilly Tar & Chemical Corporation in Indianapolis and Tippecanoe Sanitary Landfill in Lafayette. When these sites are able to be cleaned up, Hamilton said they can be used for the new economic activity.“All of these sites have the potential to be restored into viable, job-creating commercial property,” Hamilton said.The current budget supported by leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives reduces EPA programs by $228 million, Hamilton said.“If these proposed cuts are passed, our state government and our local communities will be faced with difficult choices,” Hamilton said. “These choices will put our health and our environment at risk.”The current budget proposal does not only mean a cut in EPA funding, she said, but also repeals the clean water rule, putting Indiana’s waterways at risk of greater contamination.“If funding is not restored, EPA will be operating at its lowest budget level in 30 years,” Hamilton said. “That is very concerning to me.”FOOTNOTE: Eddie Drews is a reporter for TheStatehouseFile.com, a news website powered by Franklin College journalism studentsPrint Friendly, PDF & EmailFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Readers Forum January 1, 2017

first_imgWHAT IS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Let us know today how you would like to start your New Year.Todays “READERS POLL” question is: How do you rate the 2016 performance of the Vanderburgh County Council ?We urge you to take time and click the section we have reserved for the daily recaps of the activities of our local Law Enforcement professionals. This section is located on the upper right side of our publication.If you would like to advertise or submit and article in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 16 years.FOOTNOTES: Todays “READERS POLL” question is :How do you rate the 2016 performance of the Vanderburgh County Council ?Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Traditionals with a twist Citrus tarts by Fiona Burrell

first_imgLemon tarts have become very popular and are based on the classic French recipe Tarte au Citron, which tastes so fresh and tangy that it is impossible to imagine the calories hidden inside.The pastry is Pâte Sucrée and the filling a mixture of eggs, sugar, double cream and, of course, lemons. However, this basic formula can be adapted to ring the changes. The pastry should be sweet, but can be varied from sweet shortcrust to hazelnut pastry, almond pastry or even chocolate pastry, which is good with an orange tart.VariationsSome suggestions for fillings are lime, lime and ginger, orange and lemon, chocolate and orange, passion fruit and lemon, raspberry and lemon and even pink grapefruit. If fewer lemons are used, the amount of sugar can be reduced. Also the cream can be replaced by Greek yoghurt, for a filling which is a little lower in calories.St Clement’s TartServes 8-10For the pastryFlour250gButter, cut into pieces170gCaster sugar85gToasted hazelnuts, finely chopped100gEgg, beaten1For the fillingEggs6Medium oranges, juice & finely grated zest3Lemon, juice and finely grated zest1Caster sugar110gGreek yoghurt300gMethod1. First make the pastry: sift the flour, rub in the butter and add the sugar, hazelnuts and the beaten egg. Bind it together.2. Roll out the pastry and line a 27cm/11-inch flan tin.3. Bake the pastry blind at 190C for 20 minutes until it has turned a pale brown.4. To make the filling, gently beat the eggs, but do not make them too frothy. Add the orange juice and zest, lemon juice and zest, sugar and yoghurt. Taste and add more sugar if necessary it will depend on the sweetness of the oranges.5. Pour the filling into the baked flan case and place in the centre of the oven. Bake for 50 minutes at 150C or until the filling is just set. Serve cold, dusted with icing sugar.last_img read more