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first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Hindsight makes the process of investing look easy. But it really isn’t. And that’s particularly true when taking a contrarian view and investing in stocks that have been falling. One example is the behaviour of the BT (LSE: BT.A) share price.The BT share price had been falling for a long timeThe best time to buy was last Autumn because the stock was near its lows. The problem at the time is, we didn’t know it. And it’s hard to buy a stock that’s been trending down for years even when the fundamentals make the business look cheap. BT shares began their slide at the end of 2015. So that downtrend was five years old. It takes a stout contrarian heart to fight natural emotions and buy a share like that.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…[fool_stock_chartticker=LSE:BT.A]But we don’t have to. There’s no shame in waiting for a trend to break before becoming interested in a stock. And the company handbrake-turned and shot higher in early November last year. BT released an upbeat half-year results report just days before the share price jumped up. And my guess is the positive Covid-19 vaccination news around the time also helped investors to reassess BT’s forward prospects.The update confirmed that turnaround strategies were beginning to bear fruit. BT reported a “strong” operational performance despite the pandemic. And the directors declared their intention to restart shareholder dividends in 2021 because of growth in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA).And rising earnings is something new. We’ve become used to a four-year table of red ink when it comes to growth in earnings per share. But City analysts have pencilled in a mid-single-digit percentage advance for the trading year to March 2022. And I think that could mark the green shoots of change and better operational times ahead for the business.There could be operational gains aheadAfter all, BT pointed out in its October report that the pandemic has underlined the crucial role played by communication technology and services in our lives. And from that philosophical point of view, BT occupies a decent niche in the market and it always has done. However, what’s been unclear over the past few years is whether or not the company had the ongoing ability to turn its privileged position into growing profits.And, in fairness, that point remains unproven even though there’s a modest earnings increase forecast ahead. But those are the risks we face when investing in turnaround situations. We must be contrarian. If we wait until we know for sure that growth is back on track, the best of the investment opportunity will have passed us by.So I’d consider running the calculator over BT shares right now. It looks cheap by some conventional valuation measures. For example, with the share price near 148p, the forward-looking earnings multiple for the trading year to March 2022 is just over seven. And the price-to-book rating runs around 1.2.However, BT isn’t a no-brainer. It runs a capital-intensive business and the debts are high. Constant reinvestment is required to keep the firm in the game. But my guess is the company has arrested its operational decline and can now build on its gains. I’d expect BT’s share price to reflect further progress as it arrives in the years ahead. Why I think the BT share price will keep rising in 2021 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Taking it on the chin: Smith in action for Wales U20 Well, because I’m a prop the set-piece, the scrum and lineout, as well as hitting rucks are obviously a really big part of my game. But I like to get my hands on the ball, too.How did you start out with the Ospreys?Last year, with Ryan Bevington out, I got a shot off the bench against Munster. It was definitely different and since then I have been determined to take my chances.How are the youngsters treated at the Ospreys?There’s certainly a lot of us! We have to step up and deliver, and there are big boots to fill, but it’s nice that the coaches are giving some of us a go. It’s a big risk but they have faith and do let us express ourselves. When did you first play rugby?I started at U10 level with Waunarlwydd.Where do you play?  I was actually a No 8 at the start, but as we got older I struggled with the height of the other, bigger players.  So then I moved forward.Who do you model your game on now?I think the one player to look at for me as a loosehead prop is Gethin Jenkins because of his work-rate. If I can replicate that I will be doing alright. But I don’t put pressure on myself. I just keep playing.Do you cover as much ground as Jenkins? RW verdict: This prop, 20, has been trusted to start for the Ospreys and is thriving. He will go far.This hotshot was first published in the November 2014 edition of Rugby World. Click here to see what’s in this month’s mag!last_img read more

first_img The Barbican has launched a real-time online ticketing service.The new service will allow the London arts centre to indicate how many seats are still available for performances. Previously the organisation offered an online booking form which accounted for more than five per cent of revenues.The new system was developed by brand consultancy Citigate Lloyd Northover. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Barbican offers real-time ticketing online 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 Researching massive growth in giving.center_img  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 July 2002 | Newslast_img read more

first_imgVanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email Advertisement Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival LIMERICK city and Shannon will be among the first places in the country to get the new super-fast fibre broadband which is being rolled out in a €450 million investment by the ESB and Vodaphone.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up And every secondary school in the city and county will have broadband by September under a €520 million Government plan.Limerick and Shannon are on the official list of places which will be included in the first phase of the rollout of the new network, which will offer speeds of 200 Mbps to 1000 Mbps propelling Ireland into the ranks of the world’s fastest broadband countries.Ireland will also become the first country in Europe to utilise existing electricity infrastructure to deploy fibre directly to homes and businesses, initially reaching 500,000 premises.Subjectto approval from the European Commission, the network will be rolled-out across Ireland in the coming months, with the first customers able to avail of 100 per cent broadband from the start of 2015High speed access will be a boost to business and will give the midwest region a hugely improved chance of attracting investment.It will also make working from home a much more realistic option.Meanwhile, Fine Gael TD for Limerick, Patrick O’Donovan, has said that assurances from the Minister for Communications, Pat Rabbitte TD, on the roll out of rural broadband are very welcome.“I asked the Minister if the list of locations for broadband access could be extended if other black spots are identified. The Minister said the existing list was not exhaustive and that other communities could be considered.“The Minister said that the total investment being committed to is in the region of €520 million. He said that the roll out of high speed broadband to all second level schools would be completed, as planned, by the start of the new school year in September and added that this was something that the Government had committed to as part of improvements to schools across the State. Previous articleCall for Limerick Council to come to communitiesNext articleAerial Video Mural on the Ranks Building Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twittercenter_img Linkedin Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsBreaking newsBusinessLimerick in first rollout of super broadbandBy Bernie English – July 4, 2014 716 TAGSbroadbandfeaturedinternetlimerickTechnology last_img read more

first_img Twitter Five things you need to know today, Jan. 18 Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, Jan. 18. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at and our daily E-Edition at 1. Court records detail criminal charges ranging from marijuana possession to evading arrest for Damon Murad Asad who was killed Monday night in a gunfight with SWAT team officers in north Odessa. 2. Thursday evening, Rondale Farris, 38, was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Task Force in Compton, Calif. Farris was wanted in connection with a homicide that occurred in Odessa last summer. 3. An Odessa church pastor has been charged after it was reported he inappropriately touched multiple members of his congregation including a 15-year-old girl. 4. Odessa police officers are searching for a suspect who reportedly fired five shots while driving near 35th Street and Bellaire Drive due to road rage at about 9 p.m. Wednesday. 5. IN SPORTS: In a high-scoring affair, the UTPB men’s basketball team couldn’t come out on top, falling to the Angelo State in a 95-91 contest Thursday night at the Falcon Dome in Lone Star Conference action. Facebook Facebook Previous articleLandgraf urges Congress for Medicaid block grantNext article4 Ways to Focus on Self-Care Digital AIM Web Support Local News Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter TAGS  last_img read more

first_imgApril 2, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 4/1 MANTI, Utah-Kiana Pogroszewski threw a no-hitter, doubled and had 2 RBI to lead Manti to a 10-0 win over San Juan in the first game of a Region 15 doubleheader Monday. Tyra Hermansen added a double and Jentry Young and Lexie Alder each tripled in the win for the Templars. Written by Girls Golf FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSoftball Robert Lovell Region 15center_img Tags: Kiana Pogroszewski/Manti Templars/Softball/Tyra Hermansen ST. GEORGE, Utah-Richfield had three girls finish in the top five, led by a second place finish from Hayden Harris, as the Wildcats won the Desert Hills Invitational with a team score of 329. Richfield beat the host Desert Hills by seven strokes as the Thunder shot a 336 at Sun River Golf Course in St. George. Bingham had the top two individuals but finished third as a team with a 344 and Copper Hills rounded out the field with a 378. Individually Tess Blair from Bingham easily won with a 63, her teammate Carissa Graft and Richfield’s Hayden Harris tied for second with a 76. Robin Kim from Desert Hills shot a 78 for fourth place and there was a three-way tie for fifth place with Natasha Oldroyd and Ellie Hair from Richfield along with Abby Leitze from Desert Hills all shooting an 82. Desert Hills Invitational MANTI, Utah-Tyra Hermansen homered, tripled and recorded 4 RBI as the Manti Templars beat San Juan 11-1 in game two of a Region 15 doubleheader Monday. Tiffany Hermansen also homered and earned the win inside the circle for Manti. Kassidy Alder added a triple and Katie Larsen doubled in the win as the Templars earned the sweep over the Broncos.last_img read more

first_img View post tag: USC Back to overview,Home naval-today USC, Russian Defense Ministry Agree on Prices for Nuclear Powered Submarines View post tag: prices View post tag: nuclear View post tag: Navy View post tag: Powered View post tag: Naval USC, Russian Defense Ministry Agree on Prices for Nuclear Powered Submarines View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Ministry View post tag: For United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) and Russian defense ministry have finally agreed on prices for nuclear-powered submarines (Project 885 Yasen and Project 955 Borei), reports RIA Novosti referring to a source in Ministry of Trade and Industry. The last non-concluded state defense contract in 2011 was signed on Nov 1 at the meeting headed by Russian vice premier Igor Sechin.No details of the contract were specified. Earlier on, representatives of USC and defense ministry said that the parties had failed to tie a delivery contract for two Borei– and one Yasen-class subs due to price discords. In particular, Russian defense ministry blamed the corporation for unreasonable overpricing. As for USC, defense ministry demanded considerable cost reduction for submarines making their production unprofitable.Deputy defense minister Alexander Sukhorukov said on Oct 11 that the reason of unsettled contract “is our deficient pricing system”. “Also, there are obviously some defects in cooperation ties within USC, and lack of qualified negotiators”, pointed out the official.Russian defense minister Anatoly Serdiukov said early in Oct that out of federal RUR 581 bln, only RUR 20 bln was not placed. Apart from submarines, that money was meant for procurement of Yak-130 operational training aircrafts and S-400 air defense systems. According to Sukhorukov, due to protracted negotiations, it was decided to postpone procurement of aircraft and SAM systems to 2012.[mappress]Source: rusnavy, November 03, 2011; November 3, 2011 View post tag: Russian Industry news View post tag: Submarines View post tag: Defense View post tag: Agree Share this articlelast_img read more

first_imgOUSU have announced that a date has been set for the commencement of the construction of a monorail following the conclusion of a deal with the council planning office last week. Ground will be broken for the first phase of construction – which will extend between Magdalen Street and St Hugh’s – in June 2015. It is expected that the monorail, nicknamed OxRail, will begin to function by late Michaelmas 2016. OUSU initiated negotiations with Oxford City Council earlier in March, after an anonymous donation made by a St Hugh’s alumnus made the first phase of the project financially feasible. However, LMH students have been left downtrodden after it emerged that at present funding will only pay for construction as far as St Hugh’s.An OUSU spokesperson told Cherwell, “We can confirm that we have now obtained sufficient funding for the first phase of the OxRail project, which will be approximately one mile long, beginning at Magdalen Street, extending along St Giles and Woodstock Road, and will terminate at St Hugh’s College. Five stops will be built, and four vehicles purchased”. Cherwell understands that approximately 45% of the £9.8 million budget will come from the anonymous donation, with the remainder being met by government grants and advertising contracts.However, the news has not been positively received in all circles. Lady Margaret Hall JCR President Amber Cecilé told Cherwell, “More or less everyone at LMH feels that we’ve been steamrollered by OUSU. I guess this goes to show that we should take them seriously after all, or the next thing you know you could be minus a monorail”. But Louis Trup, who represented OUSU during negotiations with Oxford City Council ahead of his tenure as President, told Cherwell, “It’s awesome that we’ve struck deal for the first leg of the monorail. But obvs [sic] the monorail to St Hugh’s is only half the job – we promised it would go to LMH too, and now we’ve got to explore ways to make that happen”. A spokesperson for Wolfson College simply commented, “What about us?”Amongst town residents, an anti-monorail pressure group has announced its intention to appeal against the council’s decision. Speaking to Cherwell, Louise Relddem, Chair of the Jericho Residents’ Association, and President of the ‘Monorail: No Thank You’ campaign, said, “Personally speaking, my view of the historic frontage of St Anne’s College will be completely obscured by the planned monorail route”.She continued, “There is very real anger amongst the residents at this decision, and we intend to explore all available avenues to appeal further. Students need to understand that there is more to Oxford than the university, and consider the repercussions for the town”.  A spokesperson for St Hugh’s College Development Office told Cherwell, “The alumnus/alumna who made the donation does not wish to be identified, but was motivated by their concern for the emotional wellbeing of Hughsies, being so far removed from the remainder of Oxford student society”.Next week, OUSU are expected to announce the commencement of round-table talks with college housekeeping offices to negotiate the phasing-in of double beds in student rooms. President-elect Louis Trup will also chair the upcoming talks between Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, as part of his bid for world peace.last_img read more

first_imgWith 2020 fast approaching, we cast our eye over some of the bakery stories that have hit the headlines over the past 12 months.OctoberDélifrance’s Prove It: The Great British Bakery Report 2019 revealed that 45% of Brits had changed the types of bread they buy. The results showed that, of the proportion who changed their buying habits, 60% bought wholemeal/wholegrain loaves, while 50% bought seeded.Village Bakery announced it would be building a 210,000 sq ft production facility to replace the one destroyed by the fire in August. The company revealed that work would start on a replacement that would be four times larger than the original and the “most modern bakery in Europe”.Delice de France demerged from Aryzta through a management buyout (MBO), led by managing director Thierry Cacaly. The MBO followed Aryzta selling businesses including Signature Flatbreads last year and agreeing the sale of a 43% stake in French frozen food business Picard.Leon launched a branded sourdough loaf range into Sainsbury’s. The loaves were part of a range of grocery products comprising 14 items, including sauces, mayonnaises, vinegars and olive oils. The sourdough loaves included Quinoa Sourdough, Sweet Potato & Carrot Sourdough, Rye Pumpernickel Sourdough and Super White Sourdough.To mark its 150th anniversary, Heinz teamed up with the Hummingbird Bakery to launch limited-edition cupcakes. The treats were flavoured with ketchup, mayonnaise and baked beans. DecemberSayers the Bakers – which operates the Poundbakery and Poundcafé brands – was bought out of administration. The business has been acquired by Karen Wood, who has formed a new company called Sayers and Poundbakery Limited. It has taken on Sayers’ bakery and distribution centre in Bolton and most of its 167 shops across northern England, North Wales, Yorkshire and the Midlands, although 11 stores have been closed.Ingredients supplier Edme announced it was planning a new factory to meet growing demand for wholegrain and gluten-free products. The business has submitted a planning application to build on a 11.7-hectare site four miles from its current HQ in Mistley, Essex.Turnover at Gail’s and Bread Factory owner Bread Holdings has risen 14% to break the £100m barrier. Revenue from the business’ retail operations increased to £47.7m in the 52 weeks to 28 February 2019, up from £38.8m in the previous period. Gail’s turnover rose 23% year-on-year. Bread Holdings opened 10 new Gail’s sites over the financial year.Sales at bakery chain Coopland & Son (Scarborough), which recently announced the appointment of former Morrisons marketing head Belinda Youngs as chief executive (pictured above), have risen 5.7% year-on-year to £50.2m. In its financial statement for the year ended 31 March 2019, the company said it had continued to grow organically.Wall’s and Pork Farms producer Addo Food Group confirmed it will close its Spalding factory next September. Details of the closure, which was proposed during the summer, have been announced as the company reported its financial performance for the year ended 30 March 2019. Turnover rose 12% year on year, from £278m to £312m, while operating profit before exceptional items rose slightly, from £7.5m to £7.6m. NovemberBread Ahead opened a 11,000 sq ft site in Wembley. The project featured a 182-cover rotisserie and pizza restaurant, bakery and wholesale operation. It also included an all-day dining café and a cooking school. The two-year project was aimed at the growing local community in Wembley, said the firm.Roberts Bakery created a limited-edition loaf made with cricket flour. The Crunchy Cricket Loaf contains 336 insects that are dried, ground, mixed with wheat flour and grains and baked. The loaves marked the return of the TV show I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.Proposals designed to define labelling and marketing terms for sourdough were presented for discussion with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra). Drawn up by five trade bodies, including the Association of Bakery Ingredient Manufacturers (ABIM), the code recommended three definitions: Sourdough (product name); (Product name) with sourdough; and Sourdough flavoured (product name).Plans for a restructure of Cornish business Warrens Bakery were announced. These included the closure of 22 company-managed shops and a factory in St Just. The moves were expected to reduce the workforce from 500 to 350.Leicester-based Geary’s Bakery – which was set to launch a branded bread range – revealed plans to ramp up its growth following a major investment by the Unsworth family. Fourth-generation baker Jason Geary will remain as managing director, with Rob Unsworth coming on board as chairman. The business aimed to focus on innovation, with the introduction of “world-first” technology, a new plant and further employment.center_img Also see:Review of the Year 2019: January to MarchReview of the Year 2019: April to JuneReview of the Year 2019: July to Septemberlast_img read more

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:BHP Group is moving ahead with plans to exit thermal coal, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest move by the world’s biggest miners to retreat from the dirtiest fuel.BHP is looking at options to divest the business that includes assets in Australia and Colombia, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the development has not been made public. There’s no guarantee the company will go ahead with a sale, the people said.The decision demonstrates how growing climate-change pressure from investors and regulators is reshaping the future of extractive industries. Rival Rio Tinto Group has already removed all exposure to thermal coal and other producers including Anglo American Plc have been cutting output amid growing pressure from investors. Even Glencore Plc, the biggest shipper, has said it will look to limit production.BHP had already signaled cooling interest in thermal coal. Earlier this year, Chief Financial Officer Peter Beaven said the company had no appetite for growth in the commodity.While thermal coal makes up a fraction of BHP’s profits, it’s led to some investors saying they can’t hold the stock. Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund last month got the green light to dump more than $13 billion in stocks linked to fossil fuels, including companies that mine more than 20 million tons of thermal coal, pushing Anglo American and BHP out of reach. Climate Action 100+, which has the backing of more than 300 investors managing $32 trillion, has already forced reforms from extractive giants such as BP Plc and Glencore.For BHP, thermal coal has become increasingly hard to justify. The company’s profits are driven by iron ore, oil, copper and coking coal (used to make steel) and thermal coal is likely to contribute just 1% of profit this year, according to Liberum Capital Markets.More: BHP is latest giant miner to plan exit from thermal coal Sources say BHP considering exit from thermal coal marketlast_img read more