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Rupert Hargreaves | Sunday, 13th December, 2020 | More on: BATS There’s one company in the FTSE 100 that I believe is so undervalued it could double an investment in the medium term. This company has been relatively unaffected by the pandemic. In fact, it recently increased its revenue expectations for the year. 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…However, despite its positive outlook, investor sentiment towards the business has only deteriorated in 2020. This has pushed the stock price down to levels I believe are too good to pass up. Cheap FTSE 100 share on offer The company is British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS). Ethical considerations aside, I believe this is one of the best-run businesses in the FTSE 100. Even though it can’t advertise its primary product of cigarettes, and consumers are abandoning the goods in droves, the group has still managed to increase profits year after year. This is incredibly impressive. Most companies struggle to achieve this kind of performance even without the sorts of restrictions under which British American operates. The company’s performance this year is even more impressive. After initially expecting a high single-digit decline in cigarette sales, the organisation now believes volumes and sales will fall by a low single-digit percentage.Coupled with price increases, management now reckons the group will be able to report a mid-single-digit percentage increase in earnings per share for the year. Despite this growth, the FTSE 100 company continues to look cheap. The stock is trading at a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of less than 10. That’s significantly below its long-term average, which sits in the mid-teens. At the same time, it looks desirable as an income investment.Income investmentShares in the global tobacco giant currently support a dividend yield of 7.3%, which is more than double the FTSE 100 average. Usually, I’d be wary of such a high dividend yield. It’s typically a sign the payout is unsustainable, and could be cut in the near term. However, on this occasion, I’m confident the distribution is sustainable. Figures show that British American’s annual dividend is covered 1.5 times by earnings per share. What’s more, in recent years, management has aggressively reduced the company’s outstanding borrowings. This has helped strengthen the balance sheet. It also provides additional financial flexibility to maintain the dividend. Considering all of the above, I think it’s likely shares in the company can double investors’ money in the near term. A dividend yield of 7.3% suggests investors would see a 100% return on their money in 10 years, assuming no capital growth. With the shares trading at a discount of around 40% to their long-term average valuation, this seems unlikely. As such, I believe that over the next few years, a combination of income and capital growth will yield high total returns for investors. A total return of more than 100% doesn’t seem unlikely based on the above.  There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! 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first_img TAGSCruiseCruise PlannersCruise ShipPanama Canal Previous articleSpecial City Council meeting becomes a City Council WorkshopNext articleApopka Police Officer Photo Shoot goes viral Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 An undisputed travel bucket list destination, the Panama Canal holds both historical and international significance. It’s nearly impossible to grasp its enormity and the amount of work that went into its construction without passing through the canal locks. A dream more than 400 years in the making, the Panama Canal opened in 1914 and this epic man-made marvel changed the world in the process. There’s no better way to discover this colossal wonder than on a Panama Canal cruise.An engineering marvel, no pumps are used in filling or emptying the locks or “steps” that rise and fall between the two mighty oceans on either side. The Canal saves 13,000 miles of ocean travel around the tip of South America for vessels that traverse the 51 mile course. It takes 58 million gallons of water for a single ship to descend the 85 feet from the Pacific to the Atlantic, and takes a mere 8 hours. Electric locomotives attach cables on both sides of ships to ensure they are centered while slowly motoring on their own power through each lock. A huge cruise ship had just a few feet to spare on each flank.As you cruise through the canal, you will come to Gatun Lake, the largest man-made lake in the world, where the shores are filled with exotic birds, the calls of wild jungle animals and colorful orchids. It took 33 years to build this eighth wonder of the world, but in one day you´ll discover memories that will last a lifetime.Close to the Canal, for example, one can access the Soberania National Park with its excellent bird-watching and hiking, visit an Emberá Indian village to understand some of the indigenous cultures that make this region so culturally rich. A highlight of an itinerary into this region, of course, is an exploration of Old Panama City, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a magnet for retirees from North America. The town’s former cathedral and crumbling convents mixed with new bars and restaurants make Panamá Viejo a must.You can sail from ocean to ocean, offering both east coast and west coast departures! Marvel at the epic engineering of the Panama Canal as you transit through the Gatun, Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks, and enjoy port calls in the Caribbean and Central America.Most major cruise lines and some smaller ones offer lengthy Panama Canal trips from one U.S. coast to the other, primarily in the drier September-April period. Ships on shorter cruises go into the canal, turn around and return to their ports of origin.Contact Lee Boughan from Cruise Planners for more information, 407-814-8283. Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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My co-authors and I analyzed nationally representative surveys of over one million U.S. teens collected since 1976 and discovered an almost seismic shift in how teens are spending their free time.Increasingly, books seem to be gathering dust.It’s all about the screensBy 2016, the average 12th grader said they spent a staggering six hours a day texting, on social media, and online during their free time. And that’s just three activities; if other digital media activities were included, that estimate would surely rise.Teens didn’t always spend that much time with digital media. Online time has doubled since 2006, and social media use moved from a periodic activity to a daily one. By 2016, nearly nine out of 10 12th-grade girls said they visited social media sites every day.Meanwhile, time spent playing video games rose from under an hour a day to an hour and a half on average. One out of 10 8th graders in 2016 spent 40 hours a week or more gaming – the time commitment of a full-time job.With only so much time in the day, doesn’t something have to give?Maybe not. Many scholars have insisted that time online does not displace time spent engaging with traditional media. Some people are just more interested in media and entertainment, they point out, so more of one type of media doesn’t necessarily mean less of the other.However, that doesn’t tell us much about what happens across a whole cohort of people when time spent on digital media grows and grows. This is what large surveys conducted over the course of many years can tell us.Movies and books go by the waysideWhile 70 percent of 8th and 10th graders once went to the movies once a month or more, now only about half do. Going to the movies was equally popular from the late 1970s to the mid-2000s, suggesting that Blockbuster video and VCRs didn’t kill going to the movies.But after 2007 – when Netflix introduced its video streaming service – moviegoing began to lose its appeal. More and more, watching a movie became a solitary experience. This fits a larger pattern: In another analysis, we found that today’s teens go out with their friends considerably less than previous generations did.But the trends in moviegoing pale in comparison to the largest change we found: An enormous decline in reading. In 1980, 60 percent of 12th graders said they read a book, newspaper or magazine every day that wasn’t assigned for school.By 2016, only 16 percent did – a huge drop, even though the book, newspaper or magazine could be one read on a digital device (the survey question doesn’t specify format).The number of 12th graders who said they had not read any books for pleasure in the last year nearly tripled, landing at one out of three by 2016. For iGen – the generation born since 1995 who has spent their entire adolescence with smartphones – books, newspapers, and magazines have less and less of a presence in their daily lives.Of course, teens are still reading. But they’re reading short texts and Instagram captions, not long-form articles that explore deep themes and require critical thinking and reflection. Perhaps, as a result, SAT reading scores in 2016 were the lowest they have ever been since record-keeping began in 1972.It doesn’t bode well for their transition to college, either. Imagine going from reading two-sentence captions to trying to read even five pages of an 800-page college textbook at one sitting. Reading and comprehending longer books and chapters takes practice, and teens aren’t getting that practice.There was a study by the Pew Research Center a few years ago finding that young people actually read more books than older people. But that included books for school and didn’t control for age. When we look at pleasure reading across time, iGen is reading markedly less than previous generations.The way forwardSo should we wrest smartphones from iGen’s hands and replace them with paper books?Probably not: smartphones are teens’ main form of social communication.However, that doesn’t mean they need to be on them constantly. Data connecting excessive digital media time to mental health issues suggests a limit of two hours a day of free time spent with screens, a restriction that will also allow time for other activities – like going to the movies with friends or reading.Of the trends we found, the pronounced decline in reading is likely to have the biggest negative impact. Reading books and longer articles is one of the best ways to learn how to think critically, understand complex issues and separate fact from fiction. It’s crucial for being an informed voter, an involved citizen, a successful college student and a productive employee.If print starts to die, a lot will go with it. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! 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first_img Vertical House / TRU Architects Vertical House / TRU ArchitectsSave this projectSaveVertical House / TRU ArchitectsSave this picture!Courtesy of TRU Architects+ 23Curated by Hana Abdel Share Houses Architects: TRU Architects Area Area of this architecture project Interior Design: Sunwoo ENC ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily CopyHouses•Dongjak-gu, South Korea “COPY” Area:  190 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeTRU ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookDongjak-guSouth KoreaPublished on August 19, 2020Cite: “Vertical House / TRU Architects” 19 Aug 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architect In Charge:TRU ArchitectsDesign Team:Sungik Cho, Junho ParkConstruction Drawing:TRU ArchitectsElectrical Engineer:Junyoung ENC.Client:Inho Lee, Inho LeeCity:Dongjak-guCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of TRU ArchitectsRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor Cladding‘Sadang Asteroid’. This is the name the owner gave the house. The reason for this is the size of the land where the house stands is small like the asteroid ‘B612’ in the novel Little Prince. TRU Architects designed a single-family house with five floors stacked on an area of ​​95 square meters in Sadang, crowded residential neighborhood in Seoul. In large cities such as Seoul, where there is a lack of vacant land, vertical single-family house on a small lot can be a reasonable alternative to the monolithic apartments. Save this picture!Courtesy of TRU ArchitectsSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!Courtesy of TRU Architects’Sadang Asteroid’ is a house built by a couple with children to live with their parents. Considering the notorious housing prices in Seoul, it is a practical advantage for an independent couple to build a house that reunite their parents with them and help each other. In order to respond to this new form of large family, we put the shared spaces and private spaces in turns on every floor to make buffers between the family members. There is a family dining room on the first floor and the parents’ bedroom on the second floor. The bedroom of the couple is on the third floor and a living room used with the children is on the fourth floor. The fifth floor is for the children and a roof deck was planned for families gathering. Every floor has its outdoor area like terrace and garden for residents to enjoy the open air without going down to the first floor.Save this picture!Courtesy of TRU ArchitectsThere is a backyard on the first floor for dining and growing vegetables. On the second floor, a terrace is planned next to the parents’ bedroom. The couple has a bathtub facing terrace on the third floor and the fourth floor has a terrace with a tea table. The walls on the rooftop raised to create a cozy space for their gatherings. The building sits in a dead end in the middle of multi-family housings. The shape of the floor should be narrower as it goes upward due to the restrictions of laws and inclined walls should be placed to maximize the area. We designed the ‘crow-stepped gable’ with the slanted wall to express the front façade toward the alley and also to secure the maximum interior space. The wall on the first floor is curved so that the vehicle could turn in a dead end. For the exterior material, warm orange bricks were used which is similar to the houses to mingle with the neighborhood.Save this picture!Courtesy of TRU ArchitectsProject gallerySee allShow lessDappled House / DDAASelected ProjectsCall for Entries: Competition for Suncheon New City Hall, South KoreaBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share Structural Engineer: Construction: Projects TRU Architects South Korea Eun Engineering 2017 Jarchiv Mechanical Engineer: last_img read more

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.  10 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Awards for Networks Online and ruralnet|online charity. We are delighted with the outcome as we go forward to the national level of the e-Commerce awards.“Ruralnet|online has been going for more than four years and it’s always been a challenge to convey what we do outside our membership. It’s our aim to help build a creative and connected countryside, and share good practice across all the voluntary sector via Networks Online.”Ruralnet|uk launches as an independent rural regeneration charity on 1 August 2002. Networks Online is a network for networks spawned by ruralnet|online. Howard Lake | 18 June 2002 | News A new regeneration charity yesterday won two awards on the same day for related online initiatives. While Networks Online received a commendation at the National eWell-Being Awards held on 18 June at the BT Tower, ruralnet|uk won the regional e-Commerce Award for the Voluntary and Community sector in the West Midlands.Simon Berry, Chief Executive of ruralnet|uk and co-founder of Networks Online said: “We have never entered for awards before but thought that publicity would do us good as we launch ruralnet|uk as an independent rural regeneration Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis domain name sold for $309 The domain name which UK Fundraising mentioned last week has been auctioned online for $309.The domain name, a useful address for both voluntary and commercial organisations working in the non-profit sector, received 18 bids on eBay before bidding closed.The sale figure suggests that voluntary sector-related domain names are still becoming available at affordable prices. Of course, it is likely that, had the domain name not contained a hyphen, it might have fetched quite a bit more. But that domain name is held by the Chronicle of Philanthropy in the USA. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Howard Lake | 20 April 2004 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more services firm Deloitte is seeking applications from charities and social enterprises for its new Society Partnership programme.It is looking for up to 40 new partners to join it in the programme, which combines Deloitte’s previous Charity Partnership and Social Innovation Pioneers programmes and which will focus on the theme of creating and inspiring ‘One Million Futures’ by helping people improve their job prospects.Applicants must be able to demonstrate how their work impacts employability, either by raising aspirations, improving skills or helping to develop leaders. Deloitte will work with the partners to help them positively influence people’s futures, such as young people, those not in employment or training, those who have been out of work due to illness or those changing careers.One charity will be assigned to each of Deloitte’s UK regional offices, and five to its London office. The five London charity partners will each be allocated one of Deloitte’s service lines: Tax, Consulting, Audit, Financial Advisory and Internal Client Services. The social enterprises will receive support from across the firm’s regional and London offices.Under the programme, each of the partners will receive free access to professional skills and expertise, as well as the opportunity to receive tailored pro bono help. Charity partners will also receive access to fundraising support, and all partners will have the opportunity to network as the programme progresses.Claire Burton, head of corporate responsibility at Deloitte, said:“We have set an ambitious target to focus our efforts on impacting one million futures and we are seeking innovative and exciting new society partners to help us achieve this in the UK. We are looking forward to seeing a broad range of organisations apply and working together to really make an impact that matters.”Applications are open until midnight on 14th February, and more information on applying for the Society Partnership can be found online.Deloitte has been working with Alzheimer’s Society, Mind and Prostate Cancer UK for the past three years, having chosen them as its charity partners in 2013. Advertisement Melanie May | 20 January 2016 | News Tagged with: corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Deloitte launches search for charity partners 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  127 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7  126 total views,  1 views today read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Choosing The Right Nitrogen Rate For Corn Is Important To Profitability Home News Feed Choosing The Right Nitrogen Rate For Corn Is Important To Profitability By: Jim Bamberato, Bob NielsenPurdue UniversityAlthough nitrogen (N) fertilizer can be costly, it is needed to optimize profit in Indiana cornfields. Applying too little N reduces profit by reducing grain yield. Too much N does not return value and can also damage the environment.Results from 167 field-scale N response trials conducted over more than 10 years underpin current region-based N recommendations. These data-driven N recommendations replaced the old yield-goal based system1, which was proven ineffective. Current recommendations represent the N rate for maximum profit over the long-term, but differences in soil type, management, and weather can result in lower or higher N requirements in any given situation. Rainfall after N application will primarily determine the efficiency of applied N2, with excessive rainfall causing higher N loss and greater need for fertilizer N. Although N applied prior to planting this season has not been subject to conditions promoting N loss in most areas of Indiana, N loss can occur season-long, particularly prior to the V8 growth stage when corn N uptake and water use are relatively low.Economic optimum N rates vary by as much as 40 pounds of N per acre across regions so adjusting the N rate by region is important. Recommended rates can also be adjusted by the price of N fertilizer and the expected value of grain using tabular data in the publication “Nitrogen Management Guidelines for Corn in Indiana”3. With N at $0.40 per pound and corn at $3.25 per bushel, the average N rate needed on fine-textured soils to maximize profit is about 30 pounds per acre less than that needed to maximize yield. On sandy non-irrigated soils, the difference is only about 10 pounds per acre. Using the economic optimum N rate, rather than the N rate needed for maximum yield, would reduce yield 1 to 3 bushels per acre across soil textures and regions. The loss in profit when fertilizing to maximize yield would be approximately $7 per acre for fine-textured soils, but only $2 per acre on sandy non-irrigated soils.Nitrogen rates recommended are for efficient applications of N, such as anhydrous ammonia (AA) within a couple of weeks prior to planting or sidedressed AA or liquid N. Earlier applications of liquid N2 or surface applications of urea on no-till ground4 can reduce profit under certain conditions. By Hoosier Ag Today – May 22, 2020 SHARE Previous articleHow Does Flooding Affect Soybean Germination?Next articlePlanting Forecast: More Moisture Than We Would Like Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

first_img Reporters Without Borders said today it was concerned that Victor Ramos, a cartoonist for the Panamanian daily La Prensa, faced up to two years in jail for “damaging the reputation” of former President Ernesto Pérez Balladares.”It is outrageous that someone who draws a cartoon can be sent to prison,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to Panamanian chief justice Adan Arnulfo Arjona, urging him to ensure the case against Ramos was dropped.He said he was “shocked” by the charge of “damage to reputation,” which could be interpreted subjectively and arbitrarily.” He pointed out that criminalising what journalists said was an attack on the free flow of information guaranteed under Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which Panama has ratified.Ramos is due to appear in court on June 7 to answer the charge, which arose from a cartoon published last April 11 criticising Balladares for incompetence while in power.Another of La Prensa’s cartoonists, Julio Enrique Briceño, has been sued since last year for “harming the reputation” of former Christian Democratic Party chief Ricardo Arias Calderón in a cartoon published in December 2000.The UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression said in January 2000 that imprisonment for peacefully expressing an opinion was a clear and serious violation of a person’s human rights. Article 11 of the declaration of principles on freedom of expression adopted by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights says laws that punish insulting an official are an attack on freedom of expression. June 5, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Cartoonist sued for “damage to reputation” PanamaAmericas PanamaAmericas News RSF_en December 9, 2016 Find out more Help by sharing this information Canadian TV crew hoping to cover mining dispute fears being denied entry News Organisation center_img News Receive email alerts to go further Anti-Corruption Day : Journalists on front line of fight against corruption News RSF’s calls for release of Dutch journalist jailed in Panama Follow the news on Panama December 7, 2016 Find out more January 30, 2012 Find out morelast_img read more

first_imgGwengoat/iStockBy LUKE BARR and ALEXANDER MALLIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — As social media companies mount an unprecedented crackdown in the wake of last week’s attack on the U.S. Capitol — deleting the accounts and posts of users they say are pushing rhetoric that could drive individuals to violence — a Department of Homeland Security official has told ABC News there is new concern that such dramatic action could hurt efforts to gather intelligence on certain extremist groups.“The pro, obviously is, you’re removing that content from that and that ability for people to coordinate on these public platforms like Parler or Twitter or Facebook,” a DHS official who requested anonymity, said. “But the con is that you’re driving those folks that are intent on committing violence into more encrypted channels which limit the government’s ability to track those.”This official added that just because accounts are taken down from a platform doesn’t mean people will stop communicating and coordinating their efforts.In some cases, law enforcement officials have already social media posts against those who allegedly took place in last Wednesday’s assault.“They’re just going to do it in a way where we have less visibility. And certainly, I think from our perspective that just and we’re already dealing with a needle in a haystack,” this official said, adding that when folks switch to an encrypted channel they lose visibility on them.State homeland security officials echo the concern that the reduction in the social media presence for some radical elements may make them more difficult to track.This official also said that it “wouldn’t be surprising” to see attacks directed at places that aren’t state capitals, adding that they see this threat lasting beyond the issues driving the current threats.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more