Forget NS&I Premium Bonds. I’d buy this FTSE 100 share for its 5% dividend

first_img Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! 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. Enter Your Email Address Paul Summers | Thursday, 12th November, 2020 | More on: NG There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… Image source: Getty Images 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.center_img Forget NS&I Premium Bonds. I’d buy this FTSE 100 share for its 5% dividend Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Premium Bonds offered by National Savings and Investments (NS&I) are a popular choice for many when it comes to saving for the future. Indeed, it’s estimated that roughly 21 million people in the UK own them. The only problem is that they’re unlikely to make you rich, at least compared to a group of FTSE 100 dividend-paying stocks.The problem with Premium BondsPremium Bonds aren’t hard to fathom. For every £1 you save, you’ll receive a bond. Each bond you own has an equal chance of winning a prize in a monthly draw. Just like the lottery, the more bonds you own, the better your chances. Prizes range from £25 to a staggering £1m! However, it’s important to recognise that there’s a high chance you’ll win absolutely nothing. As such, it’s probably better to look at the annual prize rate. 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…This has been calculated as a paltry 1.4%. In other words, you’ll receive just £1.40 for every £100 you put in. It gets worse. In September, NS&I announced that the prize rate will drop from 1.4% to 1% from December. That’s barely above inflation.The fact that prizes are paid tax-free isn’t even an incentive anymore. After all, the Personal Savings Allowance — introduced in 2016 — means that any interest earned on savings is paid tax-free. Unless you’re earning more than £1,000 interest a year as a basic rate taxpayer, you’ll never pay a penny back.  Given the above, I’d be far more likely to put my money in another ‘national’ investment.Steady shareWhen it comes to defensive shares, FTSE 100 member National Grid (LSE: NG) is up there with the best of them, I feel. Regardless of whether the economy is tanking or not, we all need power. The Grid supplies gas and electricity to millions of customers every day. It’s perhaps no surprise that today’s interim numbers were, well, unsurprising. Thanks to the coronavirus, underlying operating profit fell 12% to £1.1bn over the six months to the end of September compared to the same period in 2019. The company also had to deal with bad debts and costs relating to storms. As you might expect from such a dependable market giant, however, there was no change to guidance on full-year earnings. Indeed, CEO John Pettigrew thinks the company is“well-positioned to manage the ongoing Covid-19 uncertainty”. Even so, the company does expect to endure a £400m hit from the pandemic.Dividend delightBut let’s not beat about the bush: National Grid will never double its share price overnight. The primary attraction of the shares will always be its dividends. Today, the £34bn cap revealed a 3% rise to its interim payout to 17p per share. If analysts are correct, we should expect the FTSE 100 constituent to return 49.5p for FY21 as a whole. Based on the current share price, that gives a juicy yield of 5.2%. That’s a lot more tempting than throwing my cash at Premium Bonds. Sadly, these dividends can never be guaranteed. Nevertheless, I find it hard to fathom a situation in which the Grid fails to pay up.If I really want to grow my wealth, the strategy is simple: just reinvest what I receive back into the market, sit back and let compounding work its magic. Dividend investing won’t quicken the pulse, but it’s more likely to be successful than buying Premium Bonds. See all posts by Paul Summerslast_img read more

KKZ House / I.R.A.

first_img Year:  ArchDaily Japan “COPY” “COPY” Area:  111 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project KKZ House / I.R.A.Save this projectSaveKKZ House / I.R.A.Save this picture!© Nobuaki NakagawaHouses•Setagaya, Japan Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/511192/kkz-house-i-r-a Clipboard CopyAbout this officeI.R.A.OfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSetagayaJapanPublished on June 10, 2014Cite: “KKZ House / I.R.A.” 10 Jun 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img Projects KKZ House / I.R.A. Architects: International Royal Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/511192/kkz-house-i-r-a Clipboard CopySave this picture!© Nobuaki NakagawaText description provided by the architects. A two-floor residence with a basement in the cozy town of Setagaya-ku,Tokyo.Save this picture!SectionIt has a half-basement free space which can be a child room in the future, the living, the kitchen, and the dining room in the middle floor, and the private space in the second floor. In spite of its restricted premise, it makes the residence so spacious by connecting these floors with voids which run through the entrance hall and above the kitchen, respectively. Furthermore, the integrated 180mm-thick LVL beams make 6m of a column-less second floor slab possible.Save this picture!© Nobuaki NakagawaWith this simultaneous design of the floor and the ceiling by a single slab, though simple it is, one can feel the presence of structural materials.Save this picture!© Nobuaki NakagawaProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Tamedia New Office Building / Shigeru Ban ArchitectsVideosThe Role of the Architectural Discourse in the ‘New Media Age’Architecture News Share Photographs:  Nobuaki Nakagawa+ 53 Share 2013last_img read more

The Police worldwide tour to benefit WaterAid

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Police worldwide tour to benefit WaterAid Howard Lake | 12 February 2007 | News Founded in 1981, London-based WaterAid is supported by independent alliance members in the United States and Australia. It delivers water, sanitation and hygiene education through its offices in 17 African, Asian and Pacific nations. WaterAid’s CEO Barbara Frost said: “Our collaboration with The Police will help us deliver water, sanitation, and hygiene education to people living in extreme poverty and help raise awareness about this urgent humanitarian crisis.” 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.center_img Tagged with: Events Rock band The Police will contribute a portion of the proceeds from their worldwide tour to the international charity WaterAid to help it address the global water and sanitation crisis.The Police said: “We are proud to support WaterAid in their mission to improve access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene education in the world’s poorest countries. We hope the funds and awareness raised during the tour will help to shine a light on WaterAid’s efforts to bring help to millions of people in need.”The Police reformed to play as the opening act at yesterday’s Grammy Awards, their first major public performance in more than 20 years. Advertisement  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Good Things Foundation awards £375,000 to community organisations for digital inclusion projects

first_imgGood Things Foundation awards £375,000 to community organisations for digital inclusion projects  983 total views,  2 views today The grants will allow organisations to use the funding flexibly to cover ongoing costs and help mitigate loss of income and other financial strains. It will also help them to continue delivering their digital inclusion projects, and to ensure they are in a position to reopen their physical doors once the current challenges subside.Helen Milner, Chief Executive of Good Things Foundation said:“We hope the fund will help to alleviate some of the severe operational and financial pressures that community organisations are experiencing – and will help them to be able to continue to support the local peoples who need it most. We could never find reserves to fund as many organisations as we’d like to, but I do hope that this funding will contribute towards the sustainability of our local partners who do receive it.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Digital and social inclusion charity Good Things Foundation has awarded £375,000 in grant funding to support digital inclusion projects.Good Things Foundation, which works to help socially excluded people improve their lives through digital, has awarded the money through a new Response and Resilience Fund to 125 of its network community partners to help them continue to support local people to engage with digital. The unrestricted grant funding is sourced from an initial £375,000 contribution from its own reserves. Melanie May | 11 May 2020 | News 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. Tagged with: COVID-19 Digital Funding  984 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Football faces challenge of replacing key defensive ends

first_imgSnow temporarily stepping down as honors dean TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Facebook What to watch during quarantine I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Linkedin Previous articleWomen’s tennis to begin conference play at BaylorNext articleWhat we’re reading: Activity at North Korean nuclear sites Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award ReddIt printL.J. Collier was one of the best defensive lineman in the Big 12 this season. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoWhen TCU football has a poor season, head coach Gary Patterson seems to always find a way to reverse their fortunes.In 2001, Patterson’s first season in Fort Worth, he finished with a 6-6 record. The Horned Frogs followed up with a 10-2 season in 2002. Patterson followed up a 5-6 season in 2004 with an 11-1 season in 2005 and turned a 4-8 team in 2013 to a 12-1 team in 2014. Most recently, the Horned Frogs jumped from 6-7 in 2016 to 11-3 in 2017.“We’re not good losers,” Patterson said after the team’s second spring practice Sunday. “It’s a little bit tougher and a little more attention to detail. You don’t have to coach as hard when you’re not having a good season because everybody is more worried about everybody saying we’re not any good.”With last season’s 7-6 finish, the Horned Frogs seem bound for another bounce-back season. However, the typical Patterson turn-around will be challenging without some of last season’s top contributors on the defensive side of the ball. Defensive ends Ben Banogu and L.J. Collier, as well as linebacker Ty Summers, are all headed to the NFL, creating a large hole in the defense for the Frogs to fill. All three participated at the NFL combine last week, and Banogu set a record for all defensive linemen with a broad jump of 11 feet two inches.Ben Banogu had a career-high 10 tackles against Baylor. Photo by Jack WallacePatterson said the current situation with the defensive ends has potential but knows there is work to be done in the spring because he does not feel good about the group he has right now. “I’ll get there,” he said. “You don’t have one guy that’s played there. Brandon Bowen has played a tiny bit, Ochaun [Mathis] played four games, but he redshirted, then you have two new guys, and we’re going to have three more plus a grad transfer coming in.”Mathis played in four games last season without a sack. He totaled four tackles, three of which were assisted on. In Bowen’s 10 games played, he has recorded only two solo tackles and one tackle for loss. “I think Ochaun Mathis has the chance to be a great player if he can stay healthy and keeps improving … because of the way he can run,” Patterson said. “Brandon Bowen, it’s his time.” Patterson continues to rave about Adam Plant Jr., who will have the ability to contribute early with the losses of Banogu and Collier. Plant was rated as the No. 42 defensive end in the 2018 high school class and stands at 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 245 pounds. Patterson said the team has never had a guy at Plant’s size who can move like he does. “I’m excited for the possibilities down the road,” Patterson said about the defensive end position. “That position is going to keep improving, improving and improving.” ReddIt Robbie Vaglio LJ Collier has been one of the best defensive lineman in the Big 12 this season. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter Facebook Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Vietnamese blogger gets 20-year jail sentence

first_img News RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang Passed at the end of a summary trial in which defence witnesses were not allowed to testify, this 20-year jail term is the longest sentence ever received by a Vietnamese citizen for trying to provide the public with information. April 27, 2021 Find out more News For this reason, this case is seen as a pointer to the Vietnamese Internet’s future under the cyber-crime law that was passed two month ago. Organisation A screen capture from Vietnamese state TV’s announcement of Le Dinh Luong’s arrest for “reactionary activities” (photo: Phu Dong). Receive email alerts Follow the news on Vietnam One of his “crimes” was to have criticized the Taiwanese steel company Formosa, whose steel plant in Vietnam’s central Ha Tinh province was responsible for a major marine environmental disaster, and the lack of an adequate response from the Vietnamese authorities. Help by sharing this information The indictment of Luong – a copy of which has been obtained by RSF – is based almost entirely on an analysis of his Facebook account data, and not just on the content of his posts, as was the case until now with other bloggers convicted in Vietnam. to go further News “The extremely harsh sentence imposed on Le Dinh Luong is yet further evidence of the disturbing manner in which the Vietnamese Communist Party’s current leadership is stepping up its persecution of bloggers,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk.center_img VietnamAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedoms EnvironmentJudicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionInternet Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the record 20-year prison sentence that was passed today on Vietnamese blogger Le Dinh Luong for activities “aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration,” and calls on the European Parliament to block any trade agreement with Vietnam. Under the new law, which is due to take effect in January, international digital platforms such as Facebook will have to censor all content regarded by the government as contentious, to store Vietnamese user data in Vietnam, and to hand this data over to the authorities on request. It is expected to deal a death blow to the best of Vietnam’s citizen-journalism. RSF_en The traditional media adhere closely to the party line in Vietnam, which continues to be ranked near the bottom of RSF’s World Press Freedom Index – 175th of out of 180 countries in the 2018 Index. News Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison August 16, 2018 Vietnamese blogger gets 20-year jail sentence Arrested in July 2017, Le Dinh Luong wrote about a wide range of social issues on Facebook under the pseudonym of Lo Ngoc. Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam “The European Union is supposed to ratify a free trade agreement with Vietnam later this year, but we call on the European Parliament’s members to freeze any such accord in order to avoid supporting such violations of the freedom to inform.” April 22, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesOnline freedoms EnvironmentJudicial harassmentImprisonedFreedom of expressionInternet April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

‘Glow & Handsome’ Trademark Dispute: Bombay HC Dismisses Emami’s Appeal Against Interim Relief To HUL [Read Order]

first_imgNews Updates’Glow & Handsome’ Trademark Dispute: Bombay HC Dismisses Emami’s Appeal Against Interim Relief To HUL [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap16 July 2020 10:14 PMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal filed by Emami Limited against an ex-parte order passed in favour of Hindustan Unilever Limited restraining Emami from initiating any legal proceedings against HUL for use of the trademark ‘Glow & Handsome’ without giving a seven day prior written notice.A division bench of Justice RD Dhanuka and Justice VG Bisht heard via…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal filed by Emami Limited against an ex-parte order passed in favour of Hindustan Unilever Limited restraining Emami from initiating any legal proceedings against HUL for use of the trademark ‘Glow & Handsome’ without giving a seven day prior written notice.A division bench of Justice RD Dhanuka and Justice VG Bisht heard via video conferencing an interim application in the appeal filed by Emami. The Court noted that in the impugned order, the single Judge (Justice BP Colabawalla) granted liberty to the defendants to apply for variation of the said order with 48 hours prior notice to the plaintiff’s advocate and on the said ground refused to interfere with the said order.Apart from challenging the single bench order on Thursday, applicant company Emami also filed proceedings before the Calcutta High Court seeking to restrain HUL from using the trademark ‘Glow and Handsome’.Firstly, HUL filed the suit under Section 142 of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 before the Bombay High Court seeking injunction to restrain Emami from issuing “groundless threats” in respect of the use of its trademark ‘Glow & Handsome’.Advocate Hiren Kamod submitted on behalf of HUL that on September 7, 2018, after conducting a search in the Register of Trademarks, the plaintiff independently and honestly coined and adopted the trade marks ‘Glow & Lovely’ and ‘Glow & Handsome’ in respect of its skin care products. In order to secure statutory rights in the two marks, HUL filed multiclass applications on September 7, 2018 on proposed to be used basis.Initially, the Registrar of Trademarks raised an objection under Section 9(1)(a) of the Trade Marks Act, 1999 in his preliminary examination report dated October 10, 2018 in respect of the plaintiff’s mark ‘Glow & Handsome’. Moreover, in an order dated July 26, 2019, the Registrar of Trademarks refused registration of the HUL’s mark ‘Glow & Handsome’. An appeal was filed against the said decision of the Registrar of Trademarks before the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, which is pending.In June 2020, HUL filed another set of trade mark applications seeking registrations of the trade mark labels and respectively on proposed to be used basis. Thereafter, on July 2, 2020, HUL made an official announcement that its trademark/brand ‘Fair & Lovely’ is rebranded as ‘Glow & Lovely’ for its skin care range of products and the plaintiff’s skin care range of FAIR & LOVELY products for men will be called as ‘Glow & Handsome’.HUL’s counsel told the Court that the plaintiff was granted its FDA License to manufacture its skin care products under the mark ‘Glow & Handsome’ on July 3, 2020. Thereafter, HUL immediately issued commercial advertisements in respect of its products bearing the trademark ‘Glow & Handsome’ not only on social media but also in the newspapers, including the first page of the Economic Times and Business Line News Paper on July 4, 2020.Furthermore, immediately after the plaintiff made the announcement on July 2, the defendant gave statements in various newspapers threatening to adopt legal action against HUL for violating their alleged rights in its mark ‘Emami Glow & Handsome’.In the impugned order, Court prima facie observed that having filed its trademark application in September 2018 and subsequently on June 25, 2020 for the mark ‘Glow & Handsome’, the plaintiff is the prior adapter of the mark.Moreover, the Court said-“It prima facie appears that the Defendant has adopted the ‘Glow & Handsome’ mark for the first time on 25th June 2020 and has not commercially used it till date. The statements made by the Defendant and published in various newspapers annexed to the Plaint do amount to a threat, however, whether they are unlawful or groundless, that is something that will have to be decided after hearing both the sides.”The next date of hearing in the matter before the single bench is on July 27.Finally, after examining the impugned order, the bench noted-“In paragraph (17) of the interim order, the learned Single Judge has granted liberty to the defendants to apply for variation of the said order with 48 hours prior notice to the plaintiff’s advocate. The learned Single Judge also directed to place the interim application for further reliefs on 27th July, 2020.We are thus not inclined to interfere with the order passed by the learned Single Judge on this ground. Appeal is accordingly dismissed. No order as to costs.”Case Number: Ad-hoc Appeal No. 159 of 2020 Along With Interim Application No. 1 of 2020 Case name: Emami Limited Vs. Hindustan Unilever LimitedCoram: RD Dhanuka & VG Bisht JJCounsel: Sr Adv Janak Dwarkadas With Adv Farid Karachiwala, Adv Sneh Parikh i/b J Sagar Associates For the Applicant Emami and Sr Adv Virag Tulzapurkar With Adv Hiren Kamod, Adv Vaibhav Keni i/b Legasis Partners For The Respondent HULClick Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Jackson and Friends to perform annual concert Friday

first_imgThe Troy Arts Council will present Shelia Jackson and Friends Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Claudia Crosby Theater on the campus of Troy University.Tickets for Jackson’s annual Holiday Concert are $10 and will available at the door. Jackson’s son, Patrick Jackson, will accompany his mom on the saxophone and the Trojan Chorus will join Jackson on a couple of songs. “The Children’s Chorus is made up of young people from Troy and it’s a joy to sing with them,” Jackson said.Jackson likes to keep most of the performance under wraps until the curtain goes up.But she did say that the Christmas concert will be very special.“Jana Grice will play violin with me on one piece,” Jackson said. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… Jackson and Friends to perform annual concert Friday Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article You Might Like Dem White Boyz could be coming to the small screen soon Dem White Boyz are going away – up, up and away. Baylor Barnes, John Stephen Grice and Cole Labrant “twerked”… read more Book Nook to reopen “The Troy University Dance Repertory Ensemble will add a different dimension to the concert. And, I am very honored to have the Carver High School Choir as part of the program.”The Carver choir, under the direction of Henry Terry, will sing with Jackson on two Christmas favorites, “Mary Had a Baby” and “O Holy Night.”The Shelia Jackson and Friends Holiday Concert will close in a spectacular way. Only those in attendance will have the opportunity to experience the magic of the moment.The Shelia Jackson concert is supported by the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the Troy University College of Communication and Fine Arts. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Next Up“Shelia’s holiday concert is one of the most popular events on the Troy Arts Council’s calendar each year,” said Dr. William Denison, TAC president. “Sheila is a terrific singer and performer. For the Holiday Concert, she surrounds herself with some of the area’s most talented singers, musicians and dancers. We can guarantee a great concert.”The Shelia Jackson and Friends Holiday Concert is actually two concerts in one. The first half of the concert features a potpourri of Broadway, jazz, country and pop music. After intermission, the audience will be treated to secular and sacred Christmas music.“Many of the those who have performed in the Holiday Concert in previous years will be back – Christine Barron, Dorsey Fayson and Carnell Barron, who all have incredible voices,” Jackson said. “Marge Simmons of Enterprise will be back by popular demand. She’s a real talent. And, of course, Henry Everett and the band and Dr. John Jinright on piano. There will be about 20 guest performers and they are all fantastic.” Shelia Jackson By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 11:32 pm Tuesday, December 3, 2013 Email the authorlast_img read more

More than 40 million Americans at risk of severe weather

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — The 110 reports of severe weather on Monday, mostly from Kansas, included three tornadoes, baseball-sized hail and straight-line winds of 80 mph.Torrential rain has caused flash flooding in Kansas, where the town of Chanute saw almost 4.7 inches of rain, a daily record for May 6, requiring several homes be evacuated.Radar reports show organized thunderstorms and heavy rain moving across Kansas and Missouri early Tuesday, but the severity of those storms should wind down later in the morning.The next storm, however, is organizing over the Rockies and headed for the Plains later Tuesday.Through Thursday, more than 40 million Americans are at risk of seeing severe weather from Texas to Missouri.Oklahoma and Texas are especially vulnerable Tuesday, with several regions at varying degrees of risk for destructive winds, large hail or tornadoes.The storm will begin to congeal, with a long line of powerful storms hitting Oklahoma City and Dallas Wednesday morning. Ultimately, more severe storms will be possible from east Texas through Missouri. From east Texas into western Lousiana, temperatures may warm enough on Wednesday to increase the risk of tornadoes spawning.Weather risks on Thursday should slide a little south and east, with numerous thunderstorms developing from Louisiana to Tennessee.Locally, certain areas this week could see 6 to 8 inches of rain, leading to more flash flooding and rapid river rises — including in some of the region’s more urban areas.Additionally, widespread rainfall totals from this large storm system in the 2- to 4-inch range are expected along other parts of the Mississippi River Valley, as well as from Oklahoma up to Wisconsin, which could aggravate existing flood conditions.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

BA’s marathon task is about rebuilding trust

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. It’sbeen a tortuous summer for British Airways and the worst may not be over yet.The return of industrial unrest, almost farcical operational difficulties,stiff competition from no frills airlines and steep oil price rises have come togetherto create a crisis situation. The company’s branding as ‘the nation’s favouriteairline’ is wearing seriously thin.Questionablemanagement and the handling of people issues are at the heart of this sorrytale. BA has chronic problems with sickness absence, staff turnover and morale.Legions of employees, from pilots to check-in workers, have been lining up totake a pop at the employer they now fear does not respect them. If industry commentators are to be believed, trust between BAmanagers and staff is now at all-time low and requires urgent repair if theemployer brand is not to be damaged further. AsWill Hutton, chief executive of The Work Foundation told Personnel Todayreaders a year ago (5 August, 2003), BA needs a more European, social partnershipapproach to organising work where employees have a voice in how the business isreshaped.  BA is attempting to increaseemployee involvement, but it’s taking a while to reap any dividends.Theairline is far from making a sensible level of profit and has deep-rootedproblems all across the organisation. BA’s director for people, Neil Robertson,has been open about the challenges his HR team faces this week (see page 1) andthis candid approach will be critical to any turnaround. But the people issueswill require much more resolve than simply offering quick fixes such as freeflights for 17,500 staff to appease their stress and disruption. Thebill for this perk could be as much as £4m at a time when BA needs to be takingcosts out of the business. What outcome does BA want from this move? Staff are routinely entitled to free flights, so improvedgoodwill, motivation or attitude could be remote. NeilRobertson and his team will need all the support they can get in the monthsahead.   There will be some fascinatinglessons for the profession out of BA’s recovery or otherwise.By Jane King, editor BA’s marathon task is about rebuilding trustOn 7 Sep 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more