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I like their potential to pay a dividend income while growing.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…2 of the best dividend stocksAG Barr (LSE: BAG) runs a soft drinks business. The company’s brands include IRN-BRU, Rubicon, Simply, Sun exotic, Funkin, Snapple, Strathmore, Tizer and Strathmore.The business has defensive qualities but earnings did take a dent from the coronavirus crisis. In an update released at the end of January, the company said operations “remained strongly cash generative throughout the year” and there’s around £50m net cash in the bank. I reckon such strong finances reflect the quality of the business.Looking ahead, chief executive Roger White said he expects the months ahead to be “challenging” but he’s “confident” in the firm’s ability to trade through these uncertain times. And part of the director’s Covid response was the halting of shareholder dividends.But payments should resume in 2021. And with the share price near 497p, the forward-looking yield for this year is about 2.6%. City analysts predict a healthy mid-single-digit percentage increase in the dividend for 2022.We’ll find out more with the full-year results due on 30 March. But BAG’s strong balance sheet, its defensive operations, and its growth expectations make the dividend attractive to me.However, if growth fails to materialise (say, through a slower-than-expected return to normal life or a general move towards more ‘healthy’ drinks), the share price could decline from here. Strong cash flow and a big dividendAlso operating in the fast-moving consumer goods space is FTSE 100 smoking products maker British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS). I think it’s fair to say that smoking is a habit in long-term decline in the western world. And it’s also fair to assume that tobacco companies have lost favour with investors, particularly the big institutions focused on ethical investing. Indeed, the stock has fallen a long way since its peak in the summer of 2017.But BATS has been growing its market share both organically and via acquisitions when possible. And it’s been doing a good job returning much of its prodigious cash inflow to shareholders with the dividend. City analysts expect the dividend to grow by single-digit percentage increments this year and in 2022.Part of the company’s strategy is to build up sales of its non-combustible and less dangerous products. 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Scrum-half Nikola Matawulu was the pick of the Fijians and at the heart of every good move and it was Matawalu who set Talebula free for a long-range try that the Scotland defence were powerless to stop. That set Scottish nerves jangling as it brought the score to 25-27. Luckily for Scotland, he was inexplicably substituted just afterwards and Visser was able to increase the lead again with a well-taken try.Willing to run from anywhere until the end, perhaps over-enthusiasm resulted in scruffy passes when patience from Fiji could easily have paid dividends against a Scotland team tiring in the 30-degree heat.Danger: Nikola Matawalu asks questions of the Scots defenceAs it was Scotland held out with strong defence from De Luca and Scott combining well in midfield to create turnover chances.Scotland suffered from a lack of ball in the second half but refreshingly they were clinical when they did get chances, scoring three tries (two for Visser on a confidence-building debut) and Laidlaw finding goal-kicking conditions easy.After the match both squads created a giant circular huddle to give thanks – the result may not have been to the liking of the Fijian crowd, but it seems the people and the team were delighted at Scotland playing a full Test in their country.With the midweek match planned for Australia cancelled there are many on tour who have only had cameos, namely Duncan Weir, Tom Ryder, Richie Vernon and Tom Brown and a few yet to feature at all, in Rob Harley and Alex Grove.Scotland will want to keep their unbeaten record intact – their second under Robinson – but they will play a Samoan unit with more structure than Fiji, and no less passion. It will be a big undertaking for Robinson to make it 3-0 and Robinson will have to weigh that temptation against giving more game-time to the likes of Weir, whose strong kicking game may actually suit the Samoa test. Fiji’s half back Nikola Matawalu (C) is tackled by Scotland’s players during their rugby union match in Lautoka on June 16, 2012. Scotland won the match 37-25. AFP PHOTO / Bruce SOUTHWICK (Photo credit should read BRUCE SOUTHWICK/AFP/GettyImages) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS On the front foot: Max Evans (pictured) and Scotland continued their unbeaten summer tour with a win over Fiji Fiji 25-37 ScotlandBy Rory BaldwinFOR A Scotland team brimming with confidence after defeating Australia in Newcastle, the second test in Fiji represented a good chance for them to build on that and cement an unbeaten tour record. It also represented a potentially damaging pothole after Scotland’s last visit in 1998 had seen the hosts blast their way to a 51-26 win.Contrasted with the cold and damp conditions at home, in Churchill Park, Laukota, it was dry, hot and sunny. In fact ideal conditions for rugby, and a sea change from the deluge of Newcastle.Scotland came intent on controlling the pace and territory of the game with set-piece play, and trying to avoid helter-skelter sevens style rugby; at least that was the theory, yet Fiji opened the scoring and after a couple of penalties and it looked like the good ship Scotland was taking on water.They didn’t exactly aid their cause by playing headless rugby in the opening quarter, with even Richie Gray throwing needless offloads that ended up in the hands of the hosts.In full flight: Richie Gray gives Scotland momentumScotland looked for too much space around corners when directness was called for, but with Fiji, predictably, hitting hard and happy to contest at the breakdown it was easy to understand their desire to avoid contact.Laidlaw’s try settled Scotland’s nerves. The score itself was typical of him, scrabbling over from short range at a ruck and Edinburgh team mate and Fiji captain Netani Talei would have been a bit annoyed he didn’t see it coming.That score served to re-adjust back to what we had expected: Laidlaw ran the game while the excellent Rennie and Gray got Scotland moving forward, and Fijian indiscipline gave Scotland points, including a penalty try. TAGS: Fiji With Australia clearly focused on a three-Test series against Wales, Samoa looked at the start of the tour like it could potentially be the sternest test of Scotland, and it still does.Follow Scottish Rugby blog on twitter @scotrugbyblog
In the spotlight: Joe Rokocoko also had a therapeutic use exemption because of injury, says his agentBut Porter is quoted as saying the players were “relaxed” about the reports and that Carter was receiving medication for a calf injury that ultimately forced him off the field during the European Champions Cup final against Saracens in May.Rokocoko was recovering from a knee injury.Carter, who was Man of the Match in the Top 14 final, played 112 Tests for New Zealand and was part of the side that won the World Cup a year ago.In his autobiography published last year, he explains that he had a cortisone shot to help get him through the 2013 tour to Europe and another injection after last year’s World Cup pool match against France, having tweaked his MCL. The All Black great had permission to take prescribed medicine ahead of the Top 14 final, says his agent Simon Porter in response to a French newspaper report Rokocoko scored 46 tries in 68 Tests between 2003 and 2010. Dan Carter in action during the Champions Cup final in May, when he left the field injured (Pic: Getty) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Former All Blacks Dan Carter and Joe Rokocoko gave drug tests which showed “anomalies” before this year’s Top 14 final, according to the French newspaper L’Equipe.But the pair’s manager, Simon Porter, says both had therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs), giving them permission to take prescribed medicines.Porter told the New Zealand Herald: “We have been aware of the issue for a few weeks. Our understanding and assurances we’ve had are that all the documents around TUEs were in place.”Fly-half Carter, 34, and wing Rokocoko, 33, scored 20 points between them as their team, Racing 92, beat Toulon 29-21 in the June final in Barcelona.L’Equipe says players were tested by France’s national anti-doping agency before the final and urine samples from the two revealed traces of corticosteroids, which are designed to reduce inflammation.The newspaper also names a third Racing player, Pumas wing Juan Imhoff, as having anomalies in his urine test.
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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. Advertisement Howard Lake | 18 October 2016 | News 81 total views, 1 views today 82 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Day one at the International Fundraising Congress #IFC2016 The first part of the IFC Masterclasses is over, and fundraising delegates from around the world are working on their homework ready for the final session tomorrow morning. Then they’ll be joined by all the other delegates as the rest of the Congress gets underway.Here’s our round-up of the first day of the International Fundraising Congress. Once we get there ourselves tomorrow we’ll bring you more.And UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake and Lucidity’s Lucy Gower will be running ‘Fundraising Unscripted’ on Thursday afternoon – three hours of encouraging and enabling fundraisers from around the world to share their experience and expertise with each other. Tagged with: International Fundraising Congress Resource Alliance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6
SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Dec 1, 2014 Indiana Harvest Ends on a Cold Note SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Harvest Ends on a Cold Note Sporadic weather conditions slowed the completion of harvest and hindered post-harvest fieldwork for farmers across the state for the week ending November 30, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Average temperatures ranged from 31 to 42 degrees, and from 5 degrees below to 2 degrees above normal. The lowest recorded temperature for the week was 14 degrees; the highest, 70 degrees. The statewide average temperature for the week was 36.6 degrees, 1.5 degrees below normal. Recorded precipitation ranged from 0.29 to 2.44 inches with a statewide average of 1.34 inches.By region, corn harvested for grain was 94% in the North, 94% in Central, and 96% in South. By region, soybeans harvested was 99% in the North, 98% in Central, and 97% in the South. By region, winter wheat emerged was 93% in the North, 90% in Central, and 95% in the South. Some farmers were able to finish out harvest with help from frozen soil, while others experienced heavy rains preventing them from working in the fields.Manure applications have halted in some regions of the state from the frozen conditions. Many grain elevators remained full making it difficult for those finishing up harvest. Some winter wheat has been stunted from the cold temperatures, but was 65% in good to excellent condition. Previous articleClosing CommentsNext article25×25 Group Notes Military Needs Biofuels for National Security Gary Truitt
SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Source: Indiana State Department of Agriculture Indiana and Manitoba Form Partnership to Advance Agriculture This photo is of Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch signing the memorandum of understanding and includes (from left to right) Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler, Lt. Gov. Crouch, Manitoba Minister of Agriculture Ralph Eichler, and Manitoba Deputy Premier and Minister of Families Heather Stefanson.Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler and members of the Indiana agricultural delegation met with officials from Canada’s Manitoba Province Monday to discuss opportunities to grow both regions’ agricultural sectors.Through a signed memorandum of understanding (MOU), the Indiana and Manitoba departments of agriculture agreed to facilitate cooperation in several areas including agricultural research and development, youth education and leadership, and trade investment – all for the purpose of mutual economic growth.“This agreement lays the groundwork to establishing a long-term cooperative relationship between Indiana and Manitoba,” Crouch said. “We look forward to the abundant opportunities this new partnership affords, especially in the area of agricultural economic development, and are excited about what the future holds for our two economies.”The agricultural sector has been a key driver of trade and economic growth in both Manitoba and Indiana. Through the MOU, the two regions will encourage stronger partnerships between researchers, innovation leaders, businesses, and young farmers, and will share information and best practices to help each jurisdiction make the most of new opportunities to drive growth and innovation in agriculture and related sectors.“Indiana and Manitoba share common priorities and strengths in the agricultural sector that provide excellent opportunities for more collaboration and information sharing,” said Ralph Eichler, Manitoba’s Minister of Agriculture.This photo is of (from left to right) Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Manitoba Deputy Premier and Minister of Families Heather Stefanson, and Manitoba Minister of Agriculture Ralph Eichler.In addition to the ceremony, the Indiana delegation met with Manitoba’s Deputy Premier Heather Stefanson, Minister of Growth, Enterprise and Trade Blaine Pedersen and Minister Eichler, and discussed the broader Manitoba-Indiana trade relationship, which encompassed two-way trade worth $1.1 billion in 2017, an increase of almost 36 percent since 2013. Indiana is Manitoba’s seventh-largest trading partner in the U.S. and nearly 190,000 jobs in Indiana depend on trade and investment with Canada.Over the next couple of days, the delegation will be participating in business round tables with the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce and the Business Council of Manitoba, as well as focused visits and meetings with leading Manitoba agricultural facilities, including the Food Development Centre, the University of Manitoba, the Canadian International Grain Institute, and the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre.For updates on the Indiana agricultural economic development trip to Manitoba, follow the Indiana State Department of Agriculture at @ISDAgov. To read the full memorandum of understanding, please click here. Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana and Manitoba Form Partnership to Advance Agriculture Previous articleGarth Brooks Announces Private Concert for the National FFA OrganizationNext articleIdeal Weather For Harvest Hoosier Ag Today Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Sep 17, 2018
winstonwolf89/iStock(NEW YORK) — With a massive heat wave forecast to hit huge swaths of the U.S. from New York City all the way to Nebraska and temperatures expected to swell into the triple digits this weekend, here are some expert tips on how to stay cool and safe from heat-related illness.New York City’s Office of Emergency Management announced Wednesday that air-conditioned cooling centers will be open to the public throughout the city through the weekend and advised in a statement that most heat-related deaths occur after exposure to heat in homes without air conditioning.Staying inside in an air-conditioned room is the best way to to stay safe amidst extreme heat waves, the Emergency Management office warned.“Hot weather is dangerous and can kill. People with chronic physical and mental health conditions should use air conditioning if they have it, and get to a cool, air conditioned place if they don’t,” Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot said in a statement“During times like these, we all need to look out for each other. Be a buddy and check on your family, friends and neighbors who are at risk and help them get to a cooling center or another cool place – even if for a few hours,” she added.Other tips for protection against the heat include staying out of the sun, avoiding strenuous activity during the sun’s peak hours, drink a lot of water, cool down with a bath or shower and wear lightweight clothing when outside.How to prepare an emergency supply kitIn new guidelines for how to deal with heat waves, the American Red Cross warns to prepare an emergency supply kit ahead of a heat wave in case of a power outage.The emergency disaster kit should include one gallon of water per person per day, non-perishable food items, a flashlight, batteries, a first aid kit, medications, cash and more basic necessities.Red Cross guidelines for before a heat wave– Prior to an anticipated heat wave, listen to local weather forecasts and make a plan with family members and friends about where to spend time during a major heat wave.– Prepare an emergency disaster kit in case a power outage occurs.– If you don’t have air conditioning in your home, find places you could go during the hottest parts of the days such as libraries or malls.Red Cross guidelines for during a heat wave– When the heat wave hits — it’s important to never leave pets or children alone in vehicles where temperatures can soar rapidly. – Stay hydrated, wear loose-fitting and lightweight clothing, eat small meals, stay indoors and take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors, the Red Cross recommends.– Check on family members, friends and neighbors who don’t have air conditioning.Check out the Red Cross’s full guidelines for dealing with a heat wave here.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Back to overview,Home naval-today German fleet tender intercepts Libyan weapons in the Med Share this article Authorities View post tag: EUNAVFOR May 3, 2017 View post tag: Op Sophia View post tag: FGS Rhein A German Navy fleet tender with an embarked team of Lithuanian boarding specialists intercepted a Libyan weapon-smuggling vessel on May 1.Tender ‘Rhein’ intercepted the Libyan-flagged vessel ‘El Mukthar’ in international waters of the Mediterranean Sea. ‘Rhein’ is currently part of a EUNAVFOR counter-piracy and counter-smuggling task force called operation Sophia.According to EUNAVFOR, several types of weapons including machine guns, AK47 rifles, RPG bullets, RPG launchers, mortar grenades and ammunition were found during the inspection.“All weapons were seized and then transferred on board the German ship to be checked, counted and then disposed of by military personnel, in accordance with paragraph 3 of the UNSCR 2292,” EUNAVFOR said.Operation Sophia was launched on June 22, 2015 with the core task to contribute to wider EU efforts to disrupt the business model of human smuggling and trafficking networks in the Southern Central Mediterranean.Additionally, from October 2016 EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia has been carrying out two additional tasks: the training of the Libyan Navy and Libyan Navy Coast Guard and the implementation of the arms embargo off the coast of Libya. View post tag: German Navy German fleet tender intercepts Libyan weapons in the Med