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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. The British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) share price has been resilient during this year’s stock market crash. 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BP’s dividend cover is wafer thin at just 0.07 times earnings, while British American Tobacco’s payout is covered 1.53 times. These days that’s pretty impressive.The British American Tobacco share price dipped 4% following this morning’s first-half trading update. The coronavirus lockdown knocked emerging market sales, notably in Bangladesh, Vietnam and Malaysia. Meanwhile, anti-pandemic measures in South Africa, Mexico and Argentina have persisted longer than anticipated. South Africa has banned tobacco sales, and is yet to indicate when the ban will be lifted. Next Generation Product (NGP) sales have grown at a slower rate than expected, while the international travel clampdown hit duty free sales. Management said today that the pandemic will knock around 3% off revenues. It’s cutting growth expectations and also the pace of its investments into NGPs as a result.Nevertheless, management expects earnings to increase 1-3% this year, down from 3-5%. Compared to many, the British American Tobacco share price has held up well. Cash flow conversion is expected to top 90% of adjusted profit from operations this year. The group continues to boost market share in the US and other key regions. British American Tobacco share price flatlinesIf British American Tobacco makes its full-year dividend, this will continue a run of increases dating back to 1998. This makes it a top source of dividend income today.Coronavirus is not the only threat, as smoking rates collapse in the West. The trend may accelerate post-pandemic, as investors shy away from firms and products that do harm. We saw what US regulators did to to vaping and e-cigarette sales. Total industry volumes are expected to fall 7% this year. The threat is real and explains why you can buy the stock for less than 10 times earnings.But the main attraction is its generous dividend. The British American Tobacco share price is trading at 2012 levels. No wonder it has committed to the payout, even though rival Imperial Brands Group has pulled its dividend.Investors who are happy to invest in tobacco should consider buying British American Tobacco, which has cemented its position as a top FTSE 100 dividend stock today. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Harvey Jones 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. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Harvey Jones | Tuesday, 9th June, 2020 | More on: BATS See all posts by Harvey Jones
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This column was originally published in the October 2016 edition of Rugby World. Having said all that, maybe I’m being a little naive in my opinion of those at the peak of the game. I was one of those simple souls who just put his head down, got on with it and didn’t think about selection, whether for the Lions or any other team, probably because I never felt I deserved it.Australia’s Folau tackled by British and Irish Lions Jonathan Davies (Steve Christo/Getty Images)But I’m sure there are guys who are more ‘holistic’ in their approach to success in a Lions year. It is completely foreign to most players but there are a few who actively seek media attention, to what end I’m never quite sure. You have to assume that in their heads a bigger public profile equates to actually being a better player, but unfortunately for them the hard-nosed coaches on the scene these days are unlikely to be swayed by a few puff pieces. Performance is all that really matters to them. On the flip-side, there are players who use any interview to reinforce how very ‘umble they are, and how all they care about is getting better as a player and, dare they say it, a person. Very laudable but also perhaps a subtler way of putting yourself in selectors’ sights, and certainly liable to get any armchair cynic’s BS detector twitching.Team-mates notice this stuff, and are duty bound by rugby law to get stuck into any player who sticks his head above the parapet too often. But one area which can be exploited without ridicule is the team huddle. What is said there is subject to a sort of parliamentary privilege, and savvy candidates will use this freedom to put forward their case as a leader of men, an influencer of teams. You know, British & Irish Lions material. And if television cameras happen to be hovering nearby, so much the better. Dreamland: Alun Wyn Jones and Jamie Roberts bask in the success over Australia that has strengthened the Lions concept DESPITE WRONG turns (hello 2005) and crushing disappointments over the past 20 years, the rugby public continue to get their collective panties in a massive bunch at the mere mention of the word ‘Lions’.There are always strong fears that professionalism, with its glut of international rugby and endless stream of over-hyped, must-win, must-see matches, might one day render Lions tours anachronistic. But for the moment the concept, teetering on top of a century of legendary players, occasional tour victories and endlessly recycled after-dinner stories, is alive and in the pink of health. Oh, and the fact they actually won the last series helps; losing to the shower that was Australia in 2013 would really have been a nine-inch nail in the coffin.Sam Warburton and Alun Wyn Jones shared the Lions captaincy duties in 2013 (Getty Images)So, even nine months out, excitement is mounting, and comments sections and rugby chat rooms (though I’ll have to ask my dad – username Endbell48 – for confirmation) will be filling up with the sofa soothsayers’ predictions of starting teams for the first Test in Auckland. Ah yes, us and our sad little lists…But what about those at the sharp end, the players? Are they, too, coming over all peculiar as they go into this Lions year? From experience, I’d say probably not, and certainly not this early on. Things have changed in home nations rugby over the past decade or so. There was a time when most of a Lions side were indeed shoo-ins, and those same keyboard warriors didn’t have to be Russell Grant to be 90% bang on with their predictions, as the proper players at the time stuck out like a fighter pilot’s thumbs amongst the general dross of the Five/Six Nations. And they were usually English. But all of a sudden Ireland got a bit of a clue, followed by Wales stumbling their way out of mediocrity in the mid-Noughties and even the Scots have decided to belatedly join the party.Rory Scannell of Munster speaking during a press conference (Diarmuid Greene/Getty Images)What I’m saying is that there is now quality wherever you look and even amongst the top internationals, the only over-arching motivation through this season will be to train and work their balls off at their clubs. You then give yourself a chance to cement your spot in the national team, which in turn will give you a chance to impress whichever Antipodean happens to be picking the Lions squad this year. The days of knowing that selection was in the bag from day one because you were a ‘name’ or, even worse, because the selectors felt they had to fulfil some sort of quota from each country – and those players definitely know who they are! – are long gone. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
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News BangladeshAsia – Pacific Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention News RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage Help by sharing this information February 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en November 15, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Influential former minister sues six publications Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at former cabinet minister Mirza Abbas’s decision to sue six publications for libel. A total of 18 editors and journalists currently face the possibility of prison terms as a result of criminal libel suits. One of the defendants, Shahadat Chowdhury, has been dead for the past two years.“Bangladeshi politicians have a bad habit of suing privately-owned media that get too critical,” the press freedom organisation said. “These endless lawsuits expose journalists to the risk of being imprisoned for defamation, which violates international press freedom standards. We urge these politicians, especially Abbas, to withdraw their lawsuits in order to defuse tension between the press and political parties in the run-up to next January’s elections.”Abbas, a former minister of housing and public works and senior member of the BNP party, brought libel suits against four daily newspapers – Jugantor, Inqilab, Janakantha and Bhorer Kagoj – and two magazines – Weekly-2000 and Weekly Shirsha Kagoj – before a Dhaka criminal court on 9 November. Five separate suits were brought against just one of the newspapers, Jugantor. It named the editor, the newspaper’s lawyer, and a correspondent.The former minister’s lawyers gave the details of the lawsuits to judge Syed Mohammad Mojibul Haq. Everyone named in the suits has been summoned to appear before the court on 3 December. The judge has the power to issue arrest warrants.The suits claim that Abbas was libelled in articles about people who said they were the victims of abuse of authority (including land seizures and discriminatory hiring) by him or people close to him. When questioned by Reporters Without Borders, Weekly-2000 editor Golam Mourtuza described his magazine’s August article, one of those cited in the lawsuits, as “clear and honest” investigative reporting.Another of the journalists cited in the lawsuits said: “Our readers have a right to know the truth. I have no problem facing this suit. But each time we see that these lawsuits are being filed in order to harass us.” Bhorer Kagoj editor Shyamal Dutt denied the claims made in Abbas’ suit. “The facts cited in our article are completely true. Mirza Abbas has the right to bring an action, but he ought to examine the articles more closely before going before a judge.”This year, Reporters Without Borders has registered a significant increase in the number of libel suits being brought against privately-owned media by BNP parliamentarians or ministers. Abbas already brought an action against the editors of the daily Prothom Alo in February. Another BNP parliamentarian, Abdul Mannan, sued Dainik Jugantor in May. His colleague Amzad Hossain Sarker brought a libel suit against four national dailies in January. BangladeshAsia – Pacific February 22, 2021 Find out more Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists News to go further News Follow the news on Bangladesh May 19, 2021 Find out more Organisation
Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Federal Reserve: Consumer Optimism Rises Next: The Lingering Impact of Natural Disasters on Delinquency Rates July 9, 2019 1,438 Views In a recent blog, Jim Parrott, Nonresident Fellow, and Laurie Goodman, VP, Housing Finance Policy, Urban Institute have given insights on why the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) clarified how it would enforce its underwriting standards and how they could be improved.The blog states that one of the key reasons for FHA’s current announcement is to woo back lenders that had left is fold during the crisis and address some of the pitfalls of the False Claims Act that made them leave.Parrott and Goodman write that a decade ago, “facing a rising tide of insurance claims following the crisis, FHA and the Department of Justice (DOJ) stepped up enforcement efforts against lenders that had made mistakes in their underwriting of FHA-insured loans, levying more and larger fines, requiring more indemnification, and, for the first time, bringing claims of fraud under the False Claims Act.”As a result, many large, well-capitalized longtime FHA lenders, pulled back on their FHA lending, “sometimes dramatically.” Because of this shift, newer and less-well-capitalized lenders stepped in to fill the vacuum.”The resulting reconfiguration has made the FHA market less durable, as some of the more thinly capitalized lenders that have stepped into the breach are likely to fail or pull out as defaults rise,” the Goodman and Parrott said.It also leaves the FHA more vulnerable compared to the last crisis and unable to play “the critical countercyclical role as effectively as it did during the previous downturn,” not to forget creating a significant counterparty risk to Ginnie Mae which guarantees the securities backed by these loans.The recent clarification issued by the FHA, Goodman and Parrott said, tackles two problems: clarifying what the rules are and clarifying how they will be enforced.However, it does not address what the DOJ would do if the lender makes a mistake, “thus leaving unaddressed the biggest, most uncertain source of liability of all: the False Claims Act.””In the face of that remaining uncertainty, it is hard to imagine that any lender that pulled back from FHA over enforcement uncertainty would return in response to these recent changes,” Goodman and Parrott said.As a solution, Goodman and Parrott said that the FHA would need to either narrow what a lender certifies to or narrow the kind of mistakes that can give rise to liability under the False Claims Act.”If the administration wants to attract back into the FHA market those lenders scared off by uncertainty over how FHA’s rules are enforced, it will have to provide some certainty over when and how the False Claims Act will be used,” Goodman and Parrott concluded. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News, REO Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: Borrowers default DOJ False Claims Act FHA Lenders Underwriting Re-examining Lenders’ False Claims Act Liability Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Borrowers default DOJ False Claims Act FHA Lenders Underwriting 2019-07-09 Radhika Ojha Home / Daily Dose / Re-examining Lenders’ False Claims Act Liability The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago
Comments are closed. New measures to protect young workers aged between 16 and 17 from workingexcessive or unsociable hours have been announced by employment relationsminister Alan Johnson. The regulations, due to come into force on 6 April, will ensure around40,000 young workers do not exceed 40 hours a week or eight hours in one day.They will also prohibit 16- and 17-year-olds from night working. Johnson said: “The regulations will give 40,000 young people betterrights without damaging their employment prospects. Young people are avulnerable section of the British workforce.” Some sectors of industry are exempted from the legislation. www.cipd.co.uk Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Law to protect young workersOn 7 Jan 2003 in Personnel Today