How has my top UK share for 2020 performed? And would I buy this stock in 2021? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kirsteen Mackay | Sunday, 20th December, 2020 | More on: IMB 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands and PZ Cussons. 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. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! At the turn of the year, I liked the look of Imperial Brands (LSE:IMB) and chose it as my top UK share for 2020. Sadly, I’m now questioning my choice. It went into a decline from mid-January until the March market crash. By mid-April it had risen 37%, only to head south again. The tobacco giant’s share price has seen extreme volatility this year. It sunk to even lower lows in September and again in November, from which it has now recovered another 28%.No longer a top UK shareImperial Brands’ financial year runs to 30 September, and the first six months were disappointing. It took a more disciplined approach to promoting its next-generation cigarette alternatives, reducing its losses in the second half of the year. This led to overall group net revenue being up 0.8%. The menthol ban that came into force in May didn’t have a significant impact on the business, as it only contributed to 3%-4% of its volumes.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…Earlier in the year, Imperial Brands cut its dividend to help reduce its debt. At today’s share price, the dividend yield is a hefty 8.7%. However, it’s only covered once by earnings, so if 2021 profits are not as good as hoped, then it could be at risk of another cut.Imperial Brands has a price-to-earnings ratio below 10, which, along with the high dividend yield, could make it appealing to value investors. Its earnings per share are £1.58.Growth potential but headwinds are strongImperial Brands continues to have some growth potential through its focus on next-generation alternatives to cigarettes. However, sales of these products were down in its latest interim report released in November. Its tobacco sales were showing signs of improving as the lockdown encouraged consumers to increase their spends on entertaining at home. This trend may not continue as normality resumes.Imperial Brands has been an income fund favourite of institutional investors for decades, but pressure is mounting on them to unload. It’s also facing increasing regulatory headwinds on its e-cigarettes and alternatives to traditional tobacco products. The business is resilient a result of the addictive nature of its products, but the ethical shift away from investing in tobacco is significant. This means it’s an industry in decline, and I no longer like it as an investment.A stock with considerable debtImperial Brands recently divested its premium cigars business for €1.25bn of which it put €1.1bn towards paying down its debt. It also appointed a new non-executive director. Alan Johnson will take up the position from 1 January.From an ethical perspective, I’m not comfortable investing in tobacco, having listened to various discussions on the matter. It’s very much a personal choice, but retail investors are shifting towards investments that meet their ethical boundaries. Therefore, I’d not consider buying shares in Imperial Brands in 2021.There are plenty of great UK shares to buy and I prefer the 2021 outlook for small-cap growth stocks such as Cake Box and Genus or FTSE 250 star PZ Cussons.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BHPl_qOBbW_/1) WegiveitWegiveit has launched: a disruptive fundraising platform that integrates with social networks to let people support charitable causes by watching sponsors’ ads and donating their viewing time. The platform plays video advertising based on an individual’s personal charity preferences. The user chooses their charitable cause from wegiveit’s charity partners and watches the sponsor’s video in the wegiveit app to create a donation. 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. 2) GivGoGivergy has launched an online auction platform aimed at advancing corporate fundraising and CSR initiatives. GivGo allows UK corporates and their foundations to maximise unused corporate hospitality or half-full corporate boxes by auctioning tickets and experiences through online auctions or prize draws. Bidding is limited to the company’s own employee base. Users can login to the site, browse for live sporting and cultural event experience and place their bid against the clock, with 100 percent of the profit generated going directly to charity. 4) GivePennyGivePenny has announced that it is offering its platform and donation processing services for free to charities and fundraisers. The online giving platform allows fundraisers to directly link donations to activity tracked in apps like Fitbit, Runkeeper and Facebook. Charities can register on the Givepenny site. 104 total views, 6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 3) K3 Retail & Barron McCannK3 Retail and Barron McCann Group have partnered to provide charity retailers with new Gift Aid opportunities. K3 Retail, Barron McCann and BMc Azurri (part of Barron McCann Group) will provide charity retailers with a fully managed and cloud enabled Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution, which will allow charity retailers of all sizes and types to replace their old legacy systems with new, fit for purpose, up-to-date solutions with volunteer friendly systems. Melanie May | 28 July 2016 | News Advertisement Fundraising technology news round-up AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIqv4jkTFSQ[/youtube]5) TechnogymOfficial fitness equipment supplier for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Technogym is using its mobile app to help raise funds to buy equipment for gyms in disadvantaged areas of Rio. Technogym launched its “Let’s Move for Rio” social campaign on 24th July, which aims to donate part of the equipment provided to the Olympic training facilities to the gyms. Through the Technogym digital platform Mywellness cloud, during the Olympics, athletes and wellness enthusiasts will be able to measure their physical exercise – both on the equipment and on the free Technogym mobile app – and transform it into equipment that Technogym will donate to 22 public gyms in Rio’s most disadvantaged communities. 103 total views, 5 views today From launches to offers, partnerships and fundraising initiatives, here are five technology-related stories for the end of July. Tagged with: corporate Technology
Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law News News Credit: Ozan Kose / AFP Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 2, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the growing harassment of media freedom defenders in Turkey, in particular pro-government media attacks on journalists covering the trial of 17 Cumhuriyet newspaper employees, and the incarceration on 14 August of a journalist for taking part in a campaign of solidarity with a pro-Kurdish newspaper.For the past ten days, pro-government media have accused around 30 journalists covering the Cumhuriyet trial of being “traitors” and “Erdoğan enemies” bent on “sowing chaos and “promoting a coup d’état.”The campaign’s targets have included such leading media figures as Ertuğrul Mavioğlu, Banu Güven, Fatih Polat and Canan Coşkun, and such media freedom defenders as Erol Önderoğlu of RSF and Faruk Eren of DİSK Basın-İş.The basis for these wild allegations is nothing more than their (real or alleged) membership of a WhatsApp group that was created to swap information about the trial of the Cumhuriyet employees, which began on 24 July.“These insane claims would be laughable if they did not put the targeted journalists in grave danger,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “We condemn this new government-orchestrated campaign, which is designed to instil fear and complete the process of silencing all media opposition.”Media lynching Since 12 July, the newspapers Sabah, Akşam, Star, Türkiye and Güneş have been developing a conspiracy theory implicating journalists covering the Cumhuriyet trial, opposition parliamentarians and eight leading human rights defenders, including Amnesty International Turkey director İdil Eser.Turkey: free the human rights defenders!Sign the petitionThe eight human rights defenders have been detained since 6 July, when they were arrested while attending a seminar given by two foreign trainers in an Istanbul hotel. President Erdoğan and the pro-government media have branded the seminar as a “meeting of chaos” designed to “prepare an uprising.”It was while examining the phones of the detained human right defenders that police investigators discovered the existence of the Cumhuriyet trial WhatsApp group. This was all that the pro-government columnists needed to launch their attacks.One columnist suggested that the group, called “We will all be free on 24 July,” was being used to coordinate plans for a coup. Another named some of the alleged members as “journalists linked to the chaos group.” Another took this list, added more names and wrote: “Look who’s working with [the terrorists]! They are going to put the streets to the torch, or they will blow themselves up!”The government’s growing harassment and control of the media has been accompanied in recent years by increasingly extensive use of this kind of smear campaign. These campaigns often pave the way for the arrests of the targets or sometimes even by physical attacks against them.Jailed for a solidarity campaignThis latest intimidation campaign comes at a critical moment for media freedom defenders.Journalist and human rights defender Murat Çelikkan was imprisoned on 14 August after being sentenced to 18 months in prison on a charge of “propaganda for a terrorist organization” because he took part in a campaign of solidarity with the pro-Kurdish newspaper Özgür Gündem.He was one of 56 journalists, human rights defenders and intellectuals who, in defence of pluralism, took turns at being Özgür Gündem’s “editor for a day” from May to August 2016 because it had been hounded by the justice system. Çelikkan is the first to be sentenced to serve actual jail time for his role.“A society without pluralism is not a democratic society,” he said in his defence in court. “Punishing and convicting people who report the news, who work as journalists and defend freedom of expression, harms not only these people but also the entire democratic system.”RSF Turkey representative Erol Önderoğlu is also being prosecuted for his role in this solidarity campaign. His trial is due to resume on 26 December before the same Istanbul court that passed the prison sentence on Çelikkan.Turkey is ranked 155th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. The already worrying media situation has become critical under the state of emergency proclaimed after a coup attempt in July 2016. Around 150 media outlets have been closed and more than 100 journalists are currently in prison. 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By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Pinterest Pinterest Facebook SANTA CLARA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– Intel Corporation today announced the appointment of Sunil Shenoy as senior vice president and general manager of the Design Engineering Group, effective Feb. 1. Shenoy, a 33-year Intel veteran who departed in 2014, returns to the company to lead the critical work of design, development, validation and manufacturing of intellectual properties and system-on-chips (SOC) for client and data center applications. Shenoy will report to current CEO Bob Swan until Feb. 15, after which he will report to incoming CEO Pat Gelsinger. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005891/en/ Sunil Shenoy will join Intel Corporation on Feb. 1, 2021, as senior vice president and general manager of the Design Engineering Group. (Photo: Business Wire) “Sunil is a proven engineering leader who has deep experience in microprocessor and SoC design and R&D,” said Swan. “His experience inside and outside of Intel will enable him to combine the best of Intel culture with an entrepreneurial spirit and fresh perspective as we work to strengthen the company’s technical leadership team and to coach and develop a new generation of technical talent.” Most recently, Shenoy was senior vice president and general manager of RISC-V at SiFive, an Intel Capital portfolio company working to commercialize the RISC-V open architecture. At SiFive, Shenoy helped build the engineering team. In his prior years at Intel, Shenoy was corporate vice president in charge of Intel’s Platform Engineering Group, responsible for microprocessor and SoC design across Intel’s product groups. He also led Intel’s Visual and Parallel Computing Group and server and PC silicon development R&D and engineering, among other responsibilities. Shenoy graduated from Syracuse University with a master’s degree in computer engineering; he has an MBA from the University of Oregon. He holds 16 patents in computer and microprocessor technology. About Intel Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, we continuously work to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address our customers’ greatest challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, we unleash the potential of data to transform business and society for the better. To learn more about Intel’s innovations, go to newsroom.intel.com and intel.com. © Intel Corporation. Intel, the Intel logo and other Intel marks are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005891/en/ CONTACT: William Moss 650-521-1754 [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE NETWORKS INTERNET HARDWARE ELECTRONIC DESIGN AUTOMATION DATA MANAGEMENT CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING OTHER TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING SOURCE: Intel Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 04:05 PM/DISC: 01/27/2021 04:06 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005891/en Intel Appoints Sunil Shenoy as Senior Vice President of Design Engineering Group Previous articleExelixis to Release Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Financial Results on Wednesday, February 10, 2021Next articleAcadia Pharmaceuticals Announces Commercial Leadership Change Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Local NewsBusiness Twitter TAGS WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook
The Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Department of Continuing Education will offer a live, fully online Project Management Certificate Program this fall.Online Information Sessions about the HCCC Project Management Certificate Program will be held on Thursday, August 20, from 12 to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the instructor and have their questions answered. The instructor is American Society for Quality (ASQ), Six Sigma Black Belt, and SCRUM Master certified, and has over 18 years of experience as a Project Management Professional. × Project managers are a pivotal part of organizations in every industry. They set goals, identify measures of success, and ensure projects are completed efficiently with maximum quality. Those who receive training in project management add to their value and marketability. Increasingly, employers are screening project management job candidates for either the PMP credential or training. Globally recognized and demanded, project management training demonstrates the experience, education, and competency to lead and direct projects.The HCCC program is recommended for project managers who want to increase their earning potential; managers or members of a project team; those overseeing a project for the first time; anyone looking for formal, foundational project management education; those interested in a new career; and anyone interested in earning the Project Management Professional (PMP)® or the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification.The 36-hour, six-week Project Management Certificate Program will run from September 14 to October 22, 2020, on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, 6 to 8 p.m. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the principles and processes of managing a project of any size in any industry. The program is designed to train students in proven strategies and practical, hands-on tools to drive successful project outcomes. Each class will be held live, via Zoom, for enhanced learning and full engagement.Those who complete the Project Management Certificate program will receive a certificate of completion and a digital credential that shows they have gained the essential skills to be a project manager. The certificate also counts towards 36 hours of the educational requirements for the Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification exam.Tuition is $1,000, and tuition-reimbursement and payment plans are available. You may register for the information session at: http://www.tinyurl.com/pmcfall20. Additional information may be obtained by emailing [email protected]
Troubled Birmingham bakery chain Firkin is getting a new lease of life after facing collapse earlier this year.One of its 53 shops – in Corporation Street – has had a £50,000 revamp, while the rest of the portfolio will get the bright new look as part of owner Ian Bolderston’s plans to transform its outdated image and make it competitive in the marketplace again.Bolderston, who owns the West Midlands’ Wollaston Bakery, bought 136-year-old family firm Firkin out of administration in January when it blamed strong competition in the bakery market from superstores and out-of-town shopping centres for the downturn in its fortunes.”We are completely revamping the image of Firkin. The company itself is steeped in history so we certainly don’t want to lose sight of that,” said Bolderston. “The name is well known and fondly thought of by loyal customers so we have kept the name and brought it up to date.”Each of the stores, based in Birmingham and around the Black Country, will be installed with ovens and equipment so that products can be prepared on site. They are normally made at Firkin’s central bakery in Black Lake.Product lines are being developed to offer more choice, including a range of paninis and sandwiches. Ranges will be tailored to suit the demographic of each location. Another store will get the new look in a few months time.
Google+ Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Twitter Governor Holcomb officially extends Stay-At-Home order Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Twitter By 95.3 MNC – April 20, 2020 1 431 Pinterest (Photo supplied/State of Indiana) As expected, Governor Eric Holcomb has issued a revised Stay At Home order that lasts through May 1 and is designed to limit interactions among Hoosiers to increase containment of COVID-19.As of Monday, April 20, 11,686 people have tested positive and 569 people have died from the disease in Indiana. There are now positive tests in 92 of 92 counties.As a part of this action, Gov. Holcomb also extended through May 1 the orders that limit in-person public activity at state government offices and put restrictions on the operation of restaurants, bars and nightclubs.While the Stay At Home order chiefly continues as is, EO 20-22 brings clarity to some essential businesses.As long as sufficient personal protective equipment (PPE), staff and other supplies are available for the COVID-19 response, hospitals should conduct medically necessary procedures, such as those determining cancer diagnosis and cardiac issues, respiratory procedures, and procedures to reduce significant pain or symptoms making quality of life unacceptable.Any restrictions involving medical procedures will be evaluated every seven days for appropriate and timely modifications that could be implemented.Permitted outdoor activity as described in the executive order includes yard work, gardening, planting and landscaping at residential, commercial and industrial properties and farms.Nurseries and garden centers may be open for business as long as they limit the number of customers in their facility at any given time to achieve the Centers for Disease Control’s required social distancing, limit their hours of operation and consider implementing separate operating hours for the elderly and other vulnerable customers, and comply with the social distancing, sanitation and other mitigation measure to protect its employees and the public.Pet grooming at a pet salon, store or mobile unit is permitted.The Critical Industries Hotline continues to be available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to respond to business and industry questions about whether a business is considered essential. The center may be reached by calling 877-820-0890 or by emailing [email protected] to frequently asked questions and instructions to file for COVID-19-related unemployment are available at Unemployment.IN.gov.A link to the updated Stay-At-Home Order FAQ may be found here: https://www.in.gov/gov/3232.htm Pinterest Facebook Previous articleCoronavirus sickens Indiana mayor’s wife, kills her motherNext articleSBFD offering virtual tours of their environmentally-friendly stations on Earth Day 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan.
Pinterest By Network Indiana – January 17, 2021 0 233 Twitter Pinterest Facebook Google+ IndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) Legislators may tighten enforcement of mask requirements at the Indiana Statehouse:Lawmakers aren’t required to wear masks, though nearly all of them do. But masks are required for anyone else at the statehouse. Several people planning to testify at a Wednesday committee hearing ignored that order. Senate President Pro Tem Rod Bray (R-Martinsville) says legislators are talking to Capitol police about enforcing the requirement.As a coronavirus precaution, most committee hearings this year have legislators gathered in one room while witnesses and spectators are in another. Some people who had planned to testify at Wednesday’s hearing left rather than share the room with those defying the mask mandate. Bray and House Speaker Todd Huston (R-Fishers) says people who come to the statehouse need to feel safe there. Bray says the legislative staffers or interns who have been assigned to the witness rooms aren’t in a position to tell people to mask up.It’s not clear what Capitol police would do to enforce the order. Bray says he’d rather avoid kicking people out of the building. He says he hopes a firm reminder from a uniformed officer will get people to follow the mandate. And Bray says officers can also restore proper decorum at hearings. He says with the meeting split between two rooms, many of the unmasked activists who disagreed with someone’s testimony were talking back to the video feed and creating an unruly atmosphere.Legislators were debating a bill barring employers from requiring workers to get the coronavirus vaccine. Bray says the bill’s opponents may have undermined their cause — he says a vote on the bill was delayed because of the number of people who left without testifying. Legislators may tighten mask enforcement at Indiana Statehouse Previous articleIU Prof: Health , economic success go hand-in-hand in Hoosier stateNext articleBill would allow schools to access expunged criminal records of potential employees Network Indiana WhatsApp Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Twitter
If all goes to plan, U2 fans are in for a great year in 2017. According to sources at Billboard, the famed rockers have some major tour dates in the works for next year, as part of a major year-long 30th anniversary celebration of their renowned 1987 release, The Joshua Tree. The report indicates that U2 will be hitting stadiums as well as Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival as part of these plans.Though the dates have yet to be confirmed, some details have emerged from source reports. Two shows of the tour will be at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, and the headlining set at Bonnaroo has long been rumored among the festival’s fanbase. The rest remains unreported, though will probably see U2 traverse most of America and Europe for the celebration.The band did release a Merry Christmas video, which supports all of these reports into U2’s future plans. The video also confirms that the band has a new album due out in 2017 as well, though the release remains untitled. Watch below.
Based in Brooklyn, Little Silver is a contemporary rock duo built around the ethereal vocals of husband and wife, Steve Curtis and Erika Simonian. With the addition of drummer Ray Rizzo and David Tarica on bass, Little Silver’s sound has fully come into its own. Underlying the group is a tendency toward thoughtfulness and simplicity, with many of its songs characterized by contemplative lyrics and a beautiful and understated musical depth.The couple met as touring musicians living in New York City—Curtis as a member of the contemporary folk group Hem, and Simonian as a part of various rock bands. After a whirlwind romance, the two married, then formed Little Silver in 2010, with the project allowing Simonian to capitalize on her softer musical sensibilities while letting Curtis let loose musically.Today, the group debuts a brand-new music video for the number, “One Stepper”, off Little Silver’s recently released album, Somewhere You Found My Name. As told by the band, “‘One Stepper’ is about, pretty plainly, addiction—and the pain and frustration of loving someone who is essentially unreachable. Though the energy of the song is upbeat and fun (and we love that about it), it’s also a reflection of the punch and smiling-through-clenched-teeth that you need to get through.”The music video—created by Alexis Fleisig (Girls Against Boys, The Obits)—plays off the band’s timeless vibe, with the throwback stylings of the video further augmenting the nostalgic, if not bittersweet, nature of the song. Live For Live Music is happy to premiere the brand new retro-stylized music video for Little Silver’s “One Stepper” off their 2017 debut, Somewhere You Found My Name. Check it out below:Watch the brand new video for Little Silver’s “One Stepper” below via the band’s YouTube page:For more information on Little Silver and their upcoming projects, head to the band’s website.