Coronavirus market crash: Where to invest £10,000 right now? See all posts by Anna Sokolidou I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Anna Sokolidou does not own any companies mentioned in this article. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Associated British Foods, AstraZeneca, and Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V. 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. 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. The coronavirus pandemic is scary! The stock market plunge made many investors panic too. So, the key question is where a defensive investor should invest now.I recently talked about buying stocks for aggressive investors. In this article I’ll talk about defensive investing during this stock market crash. 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…What is defensive investing?Defensive investing involves buying shares in sectors that tend to flourish even during recessions. People still spend on healthcare, food, and other consumer staples, as well as utilities, no matter what is going on in the world. Large FTSE 100 companies operating in these sectors are normally resistant to the effects of a stock market crash. Consumers staples trade at a discount due to the pandemicFood is clearly a necessity. Online retailers delivering food and personal hygiene items are experiencing record sales due to the coronavirus situation. The largest delivery companies in the UK are Just Eat Takeaway and Ocado. Yet, the accounting fundamentals of these companies are not that good. Both of the companies reported losses in 2019. However, Ocado’s shares are still trading near record highs. I’d rather focus on profitable, well-established companies like Associated British Foods. This food manufacturer is also exposed to the healthcare sector. Needless to say, the customers, supermarkets, and pharmaceutical companies that it supplies are flourishing at the moment.Associated British Foods shares are trading at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.66, which is not expensive for a defensive company. It also pays a reliable and safe dividend of 46.35 pence per share, giving it a dividend yield of 2.51%.Top utilities to buy at the market plungeLike food, the demand for utilities is steady even during economic downturns. Yet, shares in utility companies tend to be available at discounts in a stock market plunge. One of the biggest utilities companies in the UK is SSE, second only to National Grid.SSE provides UK households with gas, electricity, and telecommunication services. I would prefer SSE over National Grid because of the two companies’ financial fundamentals. SSE is trading at a P/E ratio of 8.39 as opposed to National Grid’s 19.21. SSE’s dividend yield of 7.97% comes with a dividend cover ratio of 1.50. National Grid’s yield of 5.58% comes with a cover ratio of 0.93, which is not at all sustainable. Healthcare could flourish during the coronavirus pandemicI am far from guessing which firm will be the first to develop the coronavirus vaccine. Developing and testing one is definitely a lengthy process. Yet, pharmaceutical companies now benefit from selling malaria and influenza drugs. For a defensive investor, it is a good idea to choose the one with superior accounting fundamentals. I’d suggest choosing from among the FTSE 100 companies because they tend to be more financially stable than smaller ones. The two largest healthcare companies in the UK are Astrazeneca and Glaxosmithkline. Glaxosmithkline is trading at a P/E of 16.08, whereas Astrazeneca’s is 69.75. Astrazeneca’s earnings have substantially decreased in year 2019. Its shares yield 3.04%, but its dividend cover ratio is only 0.47. Glaxosmithkline’s 5.30% dividend yield comes with a cover ratio of 1.17. While both companies’ current ratios are below 1, I’d prefer Glaxosmithkline over Astrazeneca. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Anna Sokolidou | Wednesday, 8th April, 2020
19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 August 2003 | News Opera North’s efforts to make opera more accessible include the introduction of titles for operas sung in a foreign language, and the provision of British Sign Language Interpreted performances and Audio Described performances. The Northern Rock Foundation will assist the work of Opera North in Newcastle and has committed to a grant of £90,000 over three years.The Theatre Royal, Newcastle is a core venue for Opera North, and this grant from the Foundation will ensure that as many as 43,500 people will see opera over this period. The grant has been awarded to the national opera company for the North of England under the Northern Rock Foundation’s Aspiration programme. This assists cultural charities that help raise the profile of the North East and Cumbria, and give high quality performances to a wide audience. Advertisement Northern Rock Foundation supports Opera North 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.
Yellow plaques commemorate the impact of charitable legacies AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Advertisement Charities awarded the distinctive plaques, inspired by the blue plaques awarded by English Heritage, include Cancer Research UK, ChildLine, Guide Dogs and Liverpool Cathedral.Remember A Charity, the campaign to promote charitable legacies, has unveiled the first of a series of bright yellow plaques at charitable projects that have been made possible thanks to donations left in people’s wills.The scheme is designed to mark Remember A Charity Week, which runs from 17 – 23 September, which aims to encourage more people to think about including a charity in their Will.According to Remember A Charity, although around three quarters of Britons regularly give to charity, only 7% include a charity in their Will. Even so, gifts in Wills bring in around £2 billion each year, contributing 30% of the income fo the UK’s top 10 charities. The potential for raising much more is clear.Yellow plaque recipientsThe first recipients of yellow plaques include:• Guide Dogs’ Training School in Atherton and its National Breeding Centre in Warwickshire: two out of three guide dogs are paid for by gifts in Wills.• Cancer Research UK: its new research centre, Brough Equipment Park, was named after Muriel Brough who left the charity a legacy of over £10 million.• National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield for the Making Sense of Mining ProjectRob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, referring to the London Olympics, said: “The idea of legacy has been very much in the news this year. Our new yellow plaques recognise the legacies of all the supporters who have left gifts to charities in their Wills, after taking care of loved ones, and helped the good work live on.“Few of us currently include a charity in our Will. We wanted to do something to make people pause for thought and think about including a gift to charity in their own Will.”Remember A Charity WeekOver 140 charities will be taking part in events across the UK during the week to urge people to think about including a good cause in their Will, once they have looked after family and friends. The campaign will be promoted in over 3,000 charity shops. Howard Lake | 13 September 2012 | News 85 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Tagged with: legacies Remember a Charity 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.
Gerardo Hernández at International Solidarity with Cuba Conference.Photo: Ismail FranciscoHavana — Last Dec. 17, U.S. President Barack Obama announced the release of the three remaining Cuban Five political prisoners — Gerardo Hernández, Ramón Labañino and Antonio Guerrero — after 16 years of unjust imprisonment in the U.S. for the “crime” of fighting terrorism directed against Cuba. The three returned home to join their two comrades, René González Sehwerert and Fernando González Llort, who had already been released after serving their full sentences.This historic announcement was no gift from U.S. imperialism. It was a result of the Cuban people’s unwavering commitment and the support of solidarity movements around the world demanding the release of the Cuban Five. It signified a defeat for U.S. imperialism in its attempts to isolate and destroy the Cuban Revolution and represents an important victory for the anti-imperialist movement.The Five Heroes, as they are known in Cuba, continue to defend the Cuban Revolution, meeting with people throughout their homeland and the world. Along with Cuban President Raúl Castro and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, the five led this year’s massive May Day celebration in Havana. More than a million people filled the streets and marched through the Plaza of the Revolution, showing their joy at the return of the Five Heroes and their determination to continue constructing socialism in Cuba. More than 115 delegations from 17 countries also participated in this historic May Day march.On May 2, the International Solidarity with Cuba Conference met in Havana and focused on the gains made during the past year as well as the challenges ahead. Unity in struggle and the strength of international solidarity had achieved two great victories: The return of the Five and the presence of Cuba at the Summit of the Americas. These two topics, unity and solidarity, were raised again and again throughout the discussions at the conference.The battles ahead, which include putting an end to the criminal U.S. blockade, defending the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, fighting for the release of imprisoned Puerto Rican Independence fighter Oscar López Rivera and for the return of the U.S.-occupied Guantánamo naval base to Cuba, will require the utmost unity and solidarity.Cuba is exemplary in demonstrating unity and solidarity, as can be seen by its more than 50 years of resistance to U.S. imperialism, during which it has sent doctors, teachers and material aid to every corner of the globe. Cuba is unflinching in its support for the liberation struggles in Palestine, Latin America and Africa. The worldwide anti-imperialist and revolutionary movements are greatly inspired by Cuba’s example.Gerardo Hernández of the Cuban Five closed the International Solidarity Conference with the following comments, showing the importance of unity and solidarity. (Granma, May 4)“Today,” he concluded, “you congratulate us, and you recognize that the resistance of the Five is no more than the resistance of the Cuban people, whom, for more than 50 years, imperialism has been unable to break. They have not isolated us; they themselves are the ones who have been isolated, since a socialist Cuba perseveres here, a people who are more determined than ever to struggle for its system. That is why we continue to trust in your support, your spirit of struggle and the solidarity of all of you brothers and sisters.”Teitelbaum attended both the May Day celebration and the May 2 International Solidarity with Cuba Conference in Havana.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Michelle Carter, a senior of the class of 2019, is a journalism major from Santiago, Chile. She’s a film and TV junkie, and when she’s not reporting, you can find her bingeing the latest on Netflix or catching up on her favorite podcasts. Facebook Michelle Carter Matt Vogel visited TCU on April 3, 2018 to talk about important issues regarding substance use. (Photo courtesy of Matt Vogel) Review: Netflix’s ‘Triple Frontier’ is ambitious, but soft Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Twitter Oscars: Where to watch each Best Picture nominee ahead of Sunday’s show Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ Michelle Carterhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/michelle-carter/ From Horned Frog to Broadway spark The Class of 1969 marks 50 years printThe idea that deeper understanding helps informed citizens make better decisions is what one health promotion specialist is hoping to spread far and wide.Matt Vogel used this premises when addressing students Tuesday about drugs and alcohol.Vogel explained that many drug education programs, especially Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign in the mid-1980s, focused on drug deterrence, which oversimplified a complex problem.Matt Vogel visited TCU on April 3, 2018, to talk about important issues regarding substance use. (Photo by Michelle Carter)Vogel’s approach to drug education is slightly differently– he wants students to Just Say Know.“It’s not my place to stand up here and tell you what you need to do and scare you and shame you,” Vogel said. “That is a tactic that a lot of drug education was based on and it has fallen flat.”Whether students are thinking of trying drugs, are habitual users or have gotten sober, Vogel said it is important for them to think critically about drug use and how it can intersect with other things in one’s life.“I think the time is up for us to really have more pragmatic conversations, meeting students where they’re at and trying to be honest about this,” Vogel said. “It’s finding ways they can think about how they can be their best self or the healthiest person.”Vogel discussed topics ranging from the impact drugs and alcohol can have on the body, to the historical presence and perception of drugs in the United States and even rising trends in overdose deaths due to opioids in the past five years.No matter the drug, the frequency of usage or the dosage, Vogel stressed an important factor that relates to substance use: motivation.“When we get into addiction, we need to understand who is this person and what is their story,” Vogel said. “It’s an interesting idea to conceptualize and think ‘why am I using and why do it use it in the way that I am.’”Vogel also emphasized the importance of knowing oneself.“Drug use is connected to health topics like stress management and physical and mental health,” Vogel said. “We have to understand in what ways drug use is interrupting, or not, different aspects of our lives.”Regarding marijuana, Vogel said trends indicate more states will be legalizing the drug and that drug reform policy would be beneficial at a federal level.“Instead of saying ‘don’t take drugs’, we have to be willing to explore drug use as these laws change,” Vogel said.Caroline Albritton, program specialist for Alcohol and Drug Education, one of the sponsors of the event, leads a peer support group for students in recovery and spoke about the importance of having open dialogues about drug use on campus.“When students talk about drug use openly, you can have an intentional dialogue around your relationship to those substances,” Albritton said. “Things start to make more sense and people can gain clarity on where they’re at, if they want to make changes and if so, how.”Albritton described her office’s approach to drug usage and recovery as harm reduction.“If someone is going to use something, how can they be informed to reduce any harms that are related to that,” Albritton said. “I think because sometimes that topic is taboo, people don’t talk about it. They don’t get the education and they can use drugs in a harmful way.”Above all, the night’s message revolved around safety.“We don’t want to lose a student to an overdose or to harmful behavior when they’re under the influence,” Albritton said. “It’s really about safety and healthy relationships with substances and giving students the power to choose what they put in their body or don’t.”Vogel said students will make better decisions when they’re feeling good and healthy.“You have a choice and autonomy in what you do in life and I encourage you to think of how you can be empowered,” Vogel said. 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Jared Thaxter(ADDISON, ME) — A group of fishermen on a lobster boat reeled in an unexpected catch off the coast of Maine.Jared Thaxter, who was aboard Warren (Ren) Dorr’s commercial fishing boat, told ABC News the three men were off the coast of Addison, Maine, just south of Nash Island when the incredible rescue took place.Dorr shared a series of photos on Facebook that showed how he and two other lobstermen helped rescue a deer that they spotted swimming five miles offshore.“Couldn’t let the poor guy suffer and drown so we brought him aboard and sailed him half hour to land and dropped him off on the beach,” Dorr wrote on Facebook. “And sailed back out to haul!”Dorr, a captain aboard the Ryss & Stace 32-foot commercial fishing vehicle, received countless thank yous and congratulatory comments on the Facebook post, which has over 5,600 likes and nearly 1,000 comments as of the time of publication.“We had to circle a few times to get a hold of him,” Thaxter said. “They grabbed him by the spikes and maybe a leg or two and just dragged him in.”Once the deer was safely aboard the boat, they gave the animal space and let it rest, Thaxter added.Thaxter, who worked alongside Shawn Dowling, his stern man, told ABC News he “just started going [out] with them as the third man about a week ago.”“It was a great feeling once they helped him back into the water, headed in the right direction, and to see him finally touch land,” Thaxter said.”“It was definitely worth the time and effort,” he added. “You can’t let anything suffer like that when you can easily help.” Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Share via Shortlink Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance and Paul Manafort (Photos via Getty/Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance’s quest to prosecute Paul Manafort has come to an end.A New York Appeals Court said that it would not review a lower court ruling on the case, ending Vance’s push to charge Manafort with mortgage fraud, according to the New York Times.Former President Trump recently pardoned Manafort after the former campaign chair was convicted in federal court of similar charges in 2018. At the time, he was sentenced to seven and half years in a federal prison.Vance brought charges against Manafort at the state level in March 2019, stemming from a 2017 investigation into loans Manafort had secured. The DA alleged that Manafort faked business records in order to obtain the loans.But Vance faced a lofty task in convicting Manafort. In December 2019, a judge said the charges violated double jeopardy rules and discarded them, a ruling that was upheld by a New York appellate court last October. Vance said his office would continue to appeal the ruling even after Trump issued the pardon, but the lower court’s latest ruling has effectively the effort.The U.S.Constitution prevents someone from being tried twice for the same crime. The only exception is for Federal and state prosecutions for the same conduct, since the two are viewed to be independent of each other, according to the New York Times.[NYTimes] — Keith Larsen Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Paul ManafortTrump Tags
Swath bathymetric and sub-bottom profiler data reveal a variety of submarine landforms such as gullies, slide scars, subtle shelf edge-parallel ridges and elongated depressions, and small debris flows along the continental shelf break and upper slope of West Antarctica. Gullies cutting through debris flow deposits on the Belgica Trough Mouth Fan (TMF) suggest formation after full-glacial deposition on the continental slope. The gullies were most likely eroded by sediment-laden subglacial meltwater flows released from underneath the ice margin grounded at the shelf edge at the onset of deglaciation. Scarcity of subglacial meltwater flow features on the outer shelf suggests that the meltwater reached the shelf edge mainly either through the topmost layer of soft diamict or in the form of dispersed flow beneath the ice, although locally preserved erosional channels indicate that more focused and higher-energy flows also existed. Concentration of gullies on the upper continental slope in front of the marginal areas of the major cross-shelf troughs, as contrasted to their axial parts, is indicative of higher-energy gully-eroding processes there, possibly due to additional subglacial meltwater flow from beneath the slow moving ice lying over the higher banks of the troughs. The shallow and sinuous gully heads observed on the outermost shelf within the Pine Island West Trough may indicate postglacial modification by near-bed currents resulting either from the subglacial meltwater flow from underneath the ice margin positioned at some distance landward from the shelf edge, or from the currents formed by brine rejection during sea ice formation. On the continental slope outside major troughs, slide scars as well as shelf-edge parallel ridges and elongated depressions indicate an unstable and failure-prone uppermost slope, although failures were probably mainly associated with rapid sediment loading during glacial periods. Complex, cauliflower- and amphitheatre-shaped gully heads biting back into the shelf edge suggest upslope retrogressive, multi-stage small-scale sliding as a contributing factor to the formation of gullies in these areas. Small debris fans immediately downslope of the slide scars suggest that small-scale debris flows have been the main downslope sediment transfer processes in the areas of weak or absent subglacial meltwater flow. (C) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.