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. Stuart Blair | Friday, 23rd October, 2020 | More on: CINE Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares On Monday 5 October, Cineworld (LSE: CINE) announced that it would temporarily be shutting its 536 Regal theatres in America and its 127 British outlets. This led to a single-day 30% drop and the share price has been volatile ever since. This means that the cinema has now lost over 80% of its value since the start of the year and for many value investors, the company may now seem too cheap to ignore. But with problems abounding, are Cineworld shares too much of a risk?What has caused the share price decline?The cinema chain has faced a torrid time over the past few months. Firstly, in March, governments around the world forced cinemas to close. This saw the firm take a massive hit to revenues, and a first-half operating loss of around £1.3bn.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…But since cinemas have been allowed to reopen, things have not been much better. Not only is this due to the unwillingness of many to visit cinemas, but also the few films being released. This culminated in the decision by MGM and Universal Pictures to delay No Time to Die, the latest James Bond movie. As such, the firm has now taken the decision to shut its cinemas indefinitely. This is the fundamental reason for the most recent decline in the Cineworld share price.Further problemsUnfortunately for the company, the problems extend far beyond this recent closure. In fact, in order to grow, it made a number of debt-fuelled acquisitions over the past few years. This means it now has £6.1bn in debt, compared to shareholders’ equity of just £1.2bn. While this wasn’t such a problem when the company was making a profit, its current unprofitable status does shine a light on this issue. As such, fears the company won’t survive the crisis has placed a major strain on the Cineworld share price. It has also made the firm a target for short sellers.Even if Cineworld can manage to come out of the crisis, there’s sure to be significant damage. In fact, it’s likely that it will have to renegotiate its debts with creditors and selling assets would be one of the expected results. Consequently, I cannot see Cineworld returning to its former glory, and shareholders should expect a significantly smaller company in the future.Would I buy Cineworld shares?Although the future does definitely look uncertain, this is certainly reflected in the Cineworld share price. For example, the business has a market cap of only £400m. For a market leader, this is extremely low.But unfortunately, I believe that the whole cinema industry is in decline. This started with the increasing popularity of streaming services and has been exacerbated by the pandemic. This therefore makes Cineworld shares too much of a risk for me. Instead, there are many other cheap opportunities on the market, all of which I think have better chances of survival. At 30p, are Cineworld shares now a bargain not to be missed? The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Stuart Blair has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Image source: Getty Images. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Lloyds Bank brings dividends back. Is it a good share for me to buy now? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Manika Premsingh 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. As an investor, I had been waiting for Lloyds Bank (LSE: LLOY) to answer one question. It did so today, when it released its full-year results.My question was — will it bring dividends back?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…The LLOY share had a healthy dividend yield pre-pandemic. This meant that it was on my income investing watchlist since it had been given a regulatory go ahead to start paying them again. Now that the question is answered, there is another one that follows. Is it a good share to buy now?I think the answer is both yes and no. Here is why. Dividends are back, but are they really?First, let us consider the dividends. Lloyds has decided on a dividend amount of 0.57p per share. At a share price of 39p as I write, this translates into a dividend yield of around 1.5%. This looks underwhelming. But there are two aspects to consider here. One, the dividend amount was not entirely at the discretion of Lloyds Bank. It was capped by limits set by the Bank of England’s Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA). These limits are dependent on the levels of risk-weighted assets and past profits. LLOY has actually paid the maximum amount possible under these limits. Two, its dividends are not much different from that of another FTSE 100 bank that just reinstated dividends, Natwest, at 1.6%. It is also much higher than that for Barclays, which has a dividend yield of 0.6%.As this “framework of temporary guardrails” as the PRA calls it, is eased, I reckon that banks like LLOY would like to increase their dividend amounts.I say this because the LLOY share price dropped sharply after it paused dividends last year, indicating investor sensitivity to the passive income the share generates. When the regulatory easing happens, however, remains to be seen. Is Lloyds Bank a growth share now?Until such time, I think it would be a good idea to buy the Lloyds Bank share only if it can be a good growth stock. I am not sure that it is, though, for the foreseeable future. The Lloyds Bank share price rose sharply as the stock market rally started in November. While this is indeed a positive for shareholders, whose investment in LLOY had more than halved from the start of 2020 up to November, the earnings ratio for the bank is now close to 33 times. I think that this is a pricey ratio for a share that still faces a lot of uncertainties. It also competes for investments against better performing FTSE 100 shares.We can see the end of the pandemic by the middle of the year, but we still need to brace for an economic slowdown. Bad debts could be high and interest rates are already quite low. Also, financial services is still in limbo post-Brexit. The upshotI’d like to wait for more clarity on the overall economic scenario and any changes to both the PRA’s dividend policy and LLOY’s own before taking a decision. 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. Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. 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.
“COPY” Architects: Substance Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Manufacturers: Owens Corning, VELUX Commercial, American Olean, Artemide, Hafele, James Hardie, Kohler, Lightolier, McElroy, Omega Fence Systems, Pella EFCO, Caesar, Diamond Vogel, ÉnergieText description provided by the architects. This Iowa City residence, built in 1941 and subsequently expanded several times over the intervening decades, was a complex mass housing a warren of rooms with no overall sense of organization. The home had one compelling feature – a large site in an established neighborhood surrounded by mature trees. The desire to liberate and organize the interior spaces and connect them to this landscape was a central theme which guided the homes renovation. Save this picture!© Paul CrosbyRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel NaturaFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFastenersFastmount®Panel Fastener – Very Low ProfileThe designers employed a series of transformational tactics to simplify and expand the home. The gable form was expanded vertically (by increasing the roof slope) and extruded to the north to increase the homes volume within the existing foundation. The existing windows were replaced and their rhythm extended to order the home’s fenestration. The result is a simple, almost archetypal, “house shape”. This gabled volume was then expanded with a series of porches providing a transitional space between inside and outside, as well as solar protection for new enlarged glass openings. These porches, in turn, frame exterior spaces around the home. Save this picture!© Paul CrosbyThe interior is similarly direct. The first level of the home becomes a single, white, open volume with a dark mass of service spaces placed off-center. This mass subtly defines the first level living spaces. The second level houses the bedrooms while the attic becomes a playroom space, flanked by additional bedrooms. Save this picture!© Paul CrosbyThroughout, efforts we made to create a cohesive whole with a sense of openness out of the cellular rooms of the existing home.Save this picture!© Paul CrosbyProject gallerySee allShow lessUpdate: Imagine the MississippiArticlesIn Progress: Nanjing Museum of Art & Architecture / Steven HollArticlesProject locationAddress:Iowa, USALocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Save this picture!© Paul Crosby+ 25 Share 2010 CopyAbout this officeSubstance ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingUnited StatesPublished on July 24, 2010Cite: “322 Reinvented / Substance Architecture” 24 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
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The Chancellor Gordon Brown MP surprised sports administrators yesterday by not announcing any additional funding for the British Olympic team in his pre-budget report.The British Olympic Association had been hoping for investment to double from its current £45 million a year in the run-up to London’s hosting of the 2012 Olympic Games.UK Sport commented that it too was disappointed that the Chancellor had made no mention of additional funding. Advertisement Howard Lake | 6 December 2005 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 12 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis No additional funding for London 2012 Olympics in pre-budget report About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
In a statement, it said:“It is a big decision, changing a name. And a decision not to be taken lightly. But when it becomes clear that a charity’s name is getting in the way of achieving its goals then the decision, though big, should be easy.“Our charitable objects and the fundamentals of what we do remain the same, but we have updated how we talk about ourselves and how we develop new activities.”“In Re-engage, in the warm and vibrant colours of the new brand, and in the strapline “bringing generations together” we have found a name and brand that fits with what we do so well.“Our amazing volunteers are re-engaging with and in communities. Our inspirational older people are letting us into their lives – yes, our staff and volunteer teams can bring them company and connections but think of all the joy and learning and experience that they can share with us when we re-engage with their generation.“We are ready to move forward, inspired by our fresh look and the name which has always been there and has always been what we do.” Merged charity retains Breast Cancer Now nameThe charity formed by the merger of Breast Cancer Now and Breast Cancer Care has revealed its new identity.The two charities officially became one charity on 1 April 2019, under the legal name Breast Cancer Care and Breast Cancer Now. As of 1 October, the charity has launched itself to the public with a new identity and retaining the Breast Cancer Now name.According to Wolff Olins, the agency behind the charity’s new identity, the charity retains the Breast Cancer Now name to reflect the urgency needed to reach its 2050 vision, but also because it can encompass the wide-range of work the new charity now does – from research, campaigning and education, to information, support and services for patients, providing support for today and hope for the future.It says:“The identity reflects this idea of the complete view of individuals’ journeys. ‘The embrace’ – which represents the joining together of research and care to support those affected by the disease – is used throughout the both the logo and brand identity, as well as being a frame for photography, showing the experiences of people affected by breast cancer on the inside, and the charity on the outside. As it moves, it reveals different angles of people’s journeys and the charity’s work. The colour palette – which again draws on the legacy brands – and tone of voice is designed to have stretch to be both bold and reassuring. The colour palette demands stand-out compared to the sector’s ‘pink fog’ – and also includes a purple shade to help represent the serious nature of breast cancer, including secondary breast cancer. We also developed a handwritten typeface to give the charity a more personal presence.”The full identity can be seen on the agency’s site. Tagged with: brand merger 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. Contact the Elderly becomes Re-engageContact the Elderly has changed its name to Re-engage.With the charity committed to finding elderly isolated people and helping them re-engage, it sought a new name and a new look to better reflect this and help find new ways to drive the charity’s vision forward.As well as the name change to Re-engage, the charity also has a new strapline of “bringing generations together. 536 total views, 2 views today Charity rebrand & merger news 537 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5 It has been a busy start to October with The Silver Line becoming a subsidiary of Age UK, Contact the Elderly rebranding to Re-engage, and Breast Cancer Now revealing its new identity. Melanie May | 4 October 2019 | News The Silver Line becomes Age UK subsidiaryThe Silver Line, set up by Dame Esther Rantzen and best known for its national 24/7 helpline for older people, has joined forces with Age UK.Its helpline receives over 10,000 calls a week, and its befriending services support 2,000 older people, however, according to the charity, demand is ever-increasing, and move is designed to enable The Silver Line to reach more people and to raise more donations.Dame Esther Rantzen, founder of The Silver Line said:“Meeting the escalating demand and finding the funds to answer every call has been a constant and exhausting challenge and joining forces with Age UK is an exciting new chapter in the life of The Silver Line. It follows a very similar story to when we joined Childline with the NSPCC in 2005. Looking back that was the best decision we ever made, and that partnership enabled Childline to grow and develop in ways that would have been impossible had the charity remained on its own.”Steph Harland, CEO of Age UK said:“By joining forces with The Silver Line we’ll strengthen our complementary services with the aim of helping more older people while making every penny of funding stretch as far as we can.“The Silver Line offers an emotional lifeline to so many and, by complementing their services with Age UK’s more practical information and advice, we will together give older people a place to turn to for whatever they need. The Silver Line has a profound effect on the lives of the older people it supports and will be an important part of our fundraising efforts around loneliness.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis5
Tenants taking over Brooklyn Borough Hall in fight for affordable housing on July 10.Hundreds of angry protesters against gentrification lined the steps of Borough Hall, Brooklyn’s city hall, on July 10. Inside, the city Planning Board was about to convene a hearing on the future of the New York City-owned Bedford Union Armory. Developers were licking their chops over the chance to turn the building into high-priced condominiums.Outside, numerous speakers exposed the racist gentrification of Brooklyn and how developers are displacing working-class people who can’t afford to own a house, much less a condominium, and who now can’t even afford the fast-rising rents. Speakers also denounced the use of nonunion labor for building the new high-rise luxury buildings.As community organizer Bertha Lewis of New York Community for Change declared at the rally: “ I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired!”Inside Borough Hall, at the hearing over the armory’s future, the profit-hungry developers filled the front row. But nearly 500 people soon packed two large rooms, including people who had come in five school buses from the Brooklyn Latinx community to join the Black-led delegation of protesters from the Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhoods.These predominantly Black and working-class neighborhoods have for years demanded the use of the armory for much-needed affordable housing.At the hearing, the first speaker from the audience was Jose, wearing a Black T-shirt, “Bad for Crown Heights,” like those worn by many others. Jose was the voice of a community outraged about overpriced rental apartments and displacement. When he was quickly informed that his allotted time was up, Jose refused to stop speaking, and authorities sent security his way.Jose started chanting, and when he began to march through the room, hundreds of fed-up tenants stood up to follow. The entire crowd soon occupied two floors and the stairs of Borough Hall, including supporters from Construction and General Building Laborers Local 79 and Service Employees Union Local 32BJ.Enjoying the strength of working-class unity, the protesters shouted bilingual chants: “Hey, hey, ho, ho! Luxury housing’s got to go!” and “‘Kill the deal!” The real estate developers were prevented from taking the floor to argue for their application to sell off the armory to private owners.The movement won that hearing, just as protesters had also won a big “no” on selling the armory in a packed June 27 Community Board hearing. There are plans for more organizing for affordable housing. The struggle continues.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
“As [immigrants] become a target … we are here to protect!’ said Ravi Ragbir, a co-director of the New Sanctuary Coalition in New York City, at a Manhattan press conference on May 11 outside U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters.Ragbir was detained just months ago, not only for being an immigrant, but also, many believe, because he is a leader in defense of the sanctuary movement for immigrant rights. Thanks to the organized support of many, he won a temporary stay in February, just hours before he was to be deported to Trinidad and Tobago.The May 11 event attracted a large number of supporters and media. As speakers told why the New Sanctuary Coalition advocates for abolishing ICE, sanctuary members — said to be a “voice of the voiceless” — wore buttons displaying a large S. Speakers included immigrants who were recently released from ICE custody and relatives of the abducted or disappeared, all victims of racist discrimination.A former Honduran soldier, who escaped from his home country with his mother, described how he fears political execution in Honduras. Fifteen-year-old Marco of Queens, N.Y., recounted the pain of losing his recently detained mother: “I have lived with her all my life!” Guadalupe, a Latina born and raised here in the U.S., spoke of the deep pain in having to choose between living with a parent here or leaving the country to stay with her other parent in Mexico, who was deported there. She said, “We all have to be strong!”Other New Sanctuary Coalition speakers read the names of the abducted and disappeared. The group has helped to free three people from detention in the last month.ISAP denouncedThe coalition also exposed the Intensive Supervision Appearance Program, which imposes scary restrictions on a person’s freedom and rights. These including wearing a GPS ankle monitor, a 12-hour home curfew, three meetings with a so-called caseworker, and the unceasing stress of unannounced calls and visits. ISAP may also require the installation of voice-recognition technology on phones.Activists handed out fliers describing how ISAP operates via the privately owned BI (Behavioral Interventions) Incorporated, based in Boulder, Colo. According to the Center for Effective Government, the company has had $40 million worth of contracts with ICE since the program began in 2004.What is also alarming is how ISAP hides its operations. Advocates and lawyers are not allowed to accompany their friends or clients to an ISAP “check-in.” When an immigrant brings an advocate with them, the ISAP representative — who is called an officer — threatens to return them to jail.ICE profits off ISAP’s oppression. According to its 2008 budget, ICE spends $95 a day to detain an immigrant in a prison, compared with only $12 a day under ISAP.As Ragbir eloquently stated today, “Everyone here has to put bodies on the line to protect victims!” He inspired a cry raised by all: “No detentions! No deportations! Not one more!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ TAGSaudiophoto slideshowvideo Twitter Twitter Etiquette Dinner teaches valuable skills to Chancellor’s Scholars Close TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin ReddIt Makenzie Stallo is a senior journalism major and French minor from Denton, Texas. She currently serves as a line editor. Facebook Ann Louden’s Legacy Facebook Previous articleArson fire at North Side High SchoolNext articleDisney’s “Moana” is a smooth sailing adventure Makenzie Stallo RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Students help elders “Cycle Without Age” Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Makenzie Stallo World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ Makenzie Stallohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/makenzie-stallo/ printA studio art class is letting art spark conversations about gender and feminism on campus.The class is a special topics course called Feminist Concepts and Strategies taught by Assistant Professor of Art Rachel Livedalen.“When you’re working with visual art, you’re able to start a conversation; you’re able to explore a big idea in an open-ended way,” said Livedalen. “You’re able to guide the viewer into the conversation or into that dialogue by visual means.”The female students in the class work on assigned projects as well as their own interdisciplinary work inspired by readings on feminist theory and historical and contemporary examples of feminist artwork.The work ranges from performance pieces to zines and paintings.Senior studio art major Olivia Nucci said she took this course to step out of her comfort zone and explore new ideas.“I feel like a huge part of it has been embracing what it is to be a woman and being proud of our role and maybe figuring out what that role is,” said Nucci.Senior BFA painting major Michelle Bonilla said the class has become a safe space to engage in free and open conversation about challenging subjects.“We’ve talked about the election a lot and how our roles as women are really important,” said Bonilla. “So I think from this class I really feel a lot more secure to talk to other people even if we have the same kind of perspective.”Livedalen said she hopes her students learn to view art making as a way of exploring more complicated ideas. To get more information about the class, listen to the interview with Livedalen below.Audio Playerhttps://www.tcu360.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Rachel-Interview.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Nucci echoed Livedalen. She said the challenging subject matter has allowed her to expand her views on feminism.“I know this may sound cheesy because you think of feminism and empowerment, but I feel like I’ve been empowered to look at the world from a new perspective and realize just how special it is to be a female,” said Nucci.The students will be exhibiting their work at the 500X Gallery in Dallas from Nov. 12 to Dec. 4. Final Frogs for the Cure celebration honors 12 years with Ann Louden + posts Linkedin Performance art piece by Sam Granado for the Feminist Concepts and Strategies studio art class (photo courtesy of Rachel Livedalen). ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025