Michael Baxter | Monday, 17th February, 2020 I often read that before you dip your toe into the perilous investment waters, you should do lots of research, educate yourself, set up a dummy portfolio and gradually lower yourself into the investment pool.I’m not so sure. My tip for someone new to investing is that providing you follow certain rules, it’s best to follow the Nike philosophy: Just do it.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…We’re all different and what works for me won’t necessarily work for you, but I would say, providing you follow my simple rules, you can just dive in. It’s amazing what a compelling read that material you once found to be dull becomes once your money is at stake. Education is of limited use if you’re not really enjoying it. Learning on the job, by contrast, can be enormous fun and as a result you absorb the information better and learn much faster — at least that’s how my brain works.You must follow those rules first, though.1. Drip feedIf you have a lump sum and you’re looking to invest it, drip feed your money into your investment portfolio, investing a bit at a time over several years. If you’re investing a part of your income each month, you’ll be automatically adopting a similar approach anyway. That way you limit your exposure to short-term market fluctuations. 2. Don’t invest in one company, sector or territoryThe key to reducing the risk from investing is diversification. Even if you’re only committing a small percentage of your money to investing on day one, spread it out. This could mean that you only invest, say, £100 in any one company. I feel the benefit of diversification is worth spending extra on multiple trading fees. Make sure you invest in companies that operate in different sectors and ideally in different regions of the world. Also, and this is especially the case when you’re new to investing, diversify by choosing different types of companies — if you invest in a small company, seemingly with lots of potential, balance this with an investment in a large, stable one.3. Invest in what you knowAt first, only invest in companies that either operate in a sector you know a lot about, maybe from your professional background or invest in companies whose products you’re familiar with.Later on, as your knowledge grows, and after extensive research, you can branch out, investing in areas of which you don’t have first hand experience.4. Take your timeDon’t be in a hurry to sell. The biggest mistake an investor can make is to over-commit and, a few months or years later, find they urgently need the money. If you over-commit, you’re taking the risk that the moment when you need to sell may coincide with a difficult period for the stock market. Instead, only invest what you can afford to on the assumption that you might have to wait for good market conditions before selling.Research with lots of background reading is essential, but this research becomes a lot easier and enjoyable if you’re already investing.Follow those rules and you’re greatly limiting your risk. Under those circumstances I would say learn by doing — invest, watch and learn. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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. 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Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Alan Oscroft 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. Enter Your Email Address If you buy shares in a flotation, presumably you’re hoping for your investment to have a healthy start to life as a listed company, and at least some promising early results.Sadly, if you’d bought Aston Martin Lagonda (LSE: AML) shares at IPO in September 2018, you’d be facing something very different today. The shares are, as I write, down 80% from their opening price, including a 15% crash Thursday morning.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…There are two reasons for the latest slump.Big lossResults for 2019 show a 9% drop in revenue, with adjusted EBITDA slumping by 46%. The company managed to turn a £72.8m operating profit in 2018 into a loss of £36.7m, with an adjusted loss per share of 32.1p.Net debt soared to £876.2m at 31 December 2019, from £559.5m a year previously. That’s not far short of revenue, and it puts the company on an adjusted leverage of 7.3 times.Addressing the outlook for the company, the update said that “2020 is the year in which the business will be reset in order that it can start to operate as a true luxury car brand. This process is absolutely necessary for the long-term performance and value of the company.”While there’s no questioning the necessity spoken of in that second sentence, is the first one really saying what I think it says? We’re well over a year on from Aston Martin’s flotation, and it’s only now thinking of how to get operations started?DisasterIs this the most badly botched flotation in stock market history? I suspect there are worse efforts out there, but I’m struggling to think of one.At the same time as the results were released, Aston Martin gave us an update on its turnaround hopes.Billionaire investor and F1 boss Lawrence Stroll stepped in with a rescue plan last month, putting £182m into the business for a 16.7% stake. The firm has now confirmed the expected further rights issue of £317m, so we private investors can get in if we want. Lucky us, eh? The new issue price of 207p per share represents a 47% discount to Wednesday’s closing price, so that’s another reason the shares slumped on Thursday.RebootIf Aston Martin is to avoid going bust (which has happened seven times so far in its history), there’s no doubt it needs this big cash injection to stand any chance. But it also needs some sort of workable strategy, and so far I haven’t really seen one. All I’m hearing is something along the lines of: “Well, that was a flop, so let’s raise more cash and try the same thing again,” followed closely by “how do you make a profit selling luxury cars? Anyone got any ideas?“Well maybe that’s a bit extreme, but the strategy seems to be to carry on making the cars, and hope new models will be more popular and will sell better.Do I need to tell you that I wouldn’t go anywhere near Aston Martin shares? I’ve thought it was a potential disaster right from day one, and I’ve seen nothing to change my mind as we head further into 2020. 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. 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. 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. 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There’s a wealth of information out there from experts like The Motley Fool to help you build a winning portfolio of UK shares. I’d like to fill you in on one of the excellent cut-price stocks I have my eye on right now. I think it could help you get rich and possibly even make a million.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…Silver prices are rocketing!I believe that Hochschild Mining (LSE: HOC) has the words ‘millionaire maker’ stamped all over it. Why? It’s a major player in the production of silver and is thus well placed to ride the booming metal price over the next several years.Some would actually say that Hochschild is one of the better stocks to buy if you want to get access to precious metals. Both gold and silver are rocketing in value right now and the latter just hit seven-year peaks above $23 per ounce. But silver’s gains have been much less impressive than those of gold over the past year. And this means that it has much more scope to rip higher from now on, supercharging Hochschild’s profits in the process.How high can silver go? Well the boffins at Citi expect the shiny commodity to hit $25 by the middle of next year. A dreaded mix of macroeconomic and geopolitical problems (trade wars, Brexit, a Covid-19 hangover and the like) is likely to keep investment demand for the metal rising. And industrial demand for silver should pick up steadily in the next year or so as the global economic recovery kicks in.One of the great dividend stocks to buy right nowThese factors make Hochschild a terrific growth stock to buy today. City analysts expect earnings here to fall around 45% in 2020 because of Covid-19-related production stoppages. 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EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is inviting applications to this year’s Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs in the UK. The winner will receive £50,000.The award, run by the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation and the charity Leonard Cheshire Disability, is designed to recognise the talents of business owners with a disability or long-term health condition. It is now in its eighth year.There is nothing stopping qualifying social enterprise owners from entering.Last year’s winnerJames King and Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou at the 2013 awards 69 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Howard Lake | 5 August 2014 | News Sir Stelios commented:“Removing the barriers disabled people face in business is essential. I hope the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs will change that by highlighting their achievements and contribution to society.“We want to hear from talented disabled entrepreneurs who are able to show they have got what it takes to run a successful business and meet a real need in the market.”The deadline for applications to the Stelios Award for Disabled Entrepreneurs is Friday 19 September 2014. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Last year’s winner was James King. He invested the £50,000 prize money into his garden room extensions firm, Oliver James Garden Rooms. He has progressive eye condition, Retinitis Pigmentosa, but has been running his company since 2011. He has a workforce of seven and a turnover of almost £300,000.He said:“Winning the award has enabled me to employ two new members of staff, create a building manual and put our own bespoke IT systems in place. We’ve designed a more efficient way of working with our customers from initial enquiry to finished Garden Room which will allow us to grow capacity far into the future.” Advertisement Stelios offers £50,000 prize for top disabled entrepreneur 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.
USDA Announces Funding to Support Agricultural Education at Land-Grant Universities The Department of Agriculture announced $18.9 million in funding on Wednesday for land-grant universities to obtain or improve agricultural and food sciences facilities and equipment. The funding, according to USDA, will help land-grant universities sustain their programs in agriculture, food, and human sciences. Previously funded projects include an outreach and teaching facility for livestock at Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama. The project also provided outdoor laboratory facilities for veterinary faculty and students.Land-grant institutions must apply before early March. Since 2009, USDA has invested in land-grant initiatives to solve societal challenges and ensure the long-term viability of agriculture.Source: NAFB News Service By Hoosier Ag Today – Jan 19, 2017 SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleChina Halts Ethanol ShipmentsNext articleFarm Leaders Taking Part in Inaugural Parade Friday Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Announces Funding to Support Agricultural Education at Land-Grant Universities
Estimates meeting next weekA WEEK before city councillors approve the estimates for 2010, the Limerick Post has had it confirmed that the estimated cost for running the city next year is €88.5million, compared to €88.7 million for 2009. One councillor has already asked his colleagues to look into their own hearts and cut out unnecessary expenses and payments.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The city manger has decided not to increase the commercial rate for a fourth year.However, Cllr Joe Leddin and Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon, argue this concession is not sufficient.“Given that businesses in the city are struggling to stay afloat and that many have gone to the wall, we’d like to see a reduction in the commercial rate. Labour will put forward our proposal for a rates reduction, even if it means cutting the allowances of councillors, including for overseas travel.I think that with a bit of collective goodwill across the entire council, there is scope to find money to allow a rates reduction for the business sector, which has its back to the wall at the moment,” Cllr Leddin told this newspaper.Cllr O’Hanlon is calling for the abolition of water rate charges to voluntary sports clubs. He said that savings could be made by cutting other costs.“In this economic crisis, it’s ridiculous that councillors get €6,000 annually to chair SPC meetings – chairs of meetings get €1,500 per meeting, which is immoral – actually one particular councillor gets €12,000 a year for chairing meetings. It’s also time to cut out junkets. – I know that the Sinn Fein councillor, the four Labour councillors and two Independents, are of the same mind but that doesn’t give us a majority.”It is the elected representatives that vote to have a budget passed for the city and as they absorb details of the city manager’s book of estimates prior to voting on the issue next Tuesday, it emerges that the €1million realised from the second home property tax will allow the city’s pedestrianisation programme to continue on a scaled down basis.Road maintenance funding is down by €100,000 and a small reduction in the wheelie bin waiver scheme is also forecast.Cllr Jim Long said that the nine Fine Gael members will be making their own input to the Estimates debate but that they are not ruling out a reduction in the commercial rate. NewsLocal News‘Cut our junkets and prune costs’By admin – December 17, 2009 503 WhatsApp Facebook Advertisement Previous articleMunster need win in the “Bear pit” with same 15Next articleNo joy for Market traders admin Print Linkedin Twitter Email
Linkedin Nearly 900 children waiting for an outpatient appointment at UHL says Limerick TD RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State Print TAGSCommunity Employment SchemegovernmentLabour CourtpensionWillie O’ Dea Advertisement WhatsApp Willie O’Dea TD“Community Employment Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors are being frustrated in their attempts to secure occupational pensions by a Government that is unwilling to follow previous Labour Court recommendations,” said Fianna Fáil’s Spokesperson on Employment Affairs and Social Protection, Willie O’Dea.Deputy O’Dea was commenting ahead of his party’s PMB on the matter which will be debated tonight in Dáil Éireann which calls for a satisfactory pathway to be found to address the pension issue for the 1,250 CE Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors based on the 2008 Labour Court recommendation.“In July 2008, the Labour Court recommended that an agreed pension scheme should be introduced for CE Supervisors and Assistant Supervisors and that such a scheme should be adequately funded by FÁS, the funding agency responsible for CE at that time.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “It was estimated at the time that a figure of €3.3 million per year was required to adequate fund the pension scheme.“A High Level Forum was set up and published a report last November which outlined the costs involved to resolve this long standing issue in November last. To date the Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform has sat on his hands, failed to meet with CE Supervisors and no progress has been made for the 1,250 people affected.“Community Employment schemes are an intrinsic part of communities the length and breadth of this country and supervisors and assistant supervisors are key to their success.“Since the 2008 Labour Court recommendation, more than 250 have retired with no occupation pension entitlements.“It has now come to the point where they are now considering industrial action due to the Government’s inaction and failure to adequately address this issue.“Last week, my colleagues Mary Butler TD and Dara Calleary TD organised a briefing in Leinster House on this issue, and there is a cross party support to finding a solution to this unfair anomaly.“These employees need the Government to do the right thing, and set out a pathway to providing them with the pensions that they are owed. The Government cannot sit on its hands any longer,” concluded O’Dea.More about politics here. Twitter Facebook Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 Social Welfare system must be flexible during crisis NewsPoliticsLimerick TD calls on government to follow Labour Court recommendationsBy Staff Reporter – April 24, 2018 821 Previous articleOesophagegal Cancer Fund raising awareness at Great Limerick RunNext articleUL newspaper scoops national media award Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Email Shannon Airport at risk from unregulated drones Beyond the neon runes – Oh, the humanity
FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday August 17th Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Monday August 17th:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/17monnews.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest By News Highland – August 17, 2020 Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApp AudioHomepage BannerNewsPlayback DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous articleNorth’s Education Minister announces u-turn on A-Level gradingNext articleDonegal Town clubs halt activities as they await test result News Highland Facebook Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — YouTube has installed a new feature that will allow viewers to curb the indulgent habit of binge-watching.The video sharing company has rolled out its “take a break” reminder, which users can customize to appear every 15, 30, 60, 90 or 180 minutes, according to the YouTube website.When the reminder pops up, it will pause the video until the user dismisses it. The feature is “off” by default and can be adjusted in a user’s settings.The timer will only run when watching videos online on a phone and will pause if the app is closed or paused, according to YouTube.The feature will be available in the newest version of the app.YouTube is the first streaming app to actually tell its users to stop watching, according to Tech Crunch.Along with the “take a break” reminder, YouTube is releasing additional features, such as the option to limit the app’s ability to send notifications and the option to disable notification sounds during a specific time of day, Tech Crunch reported. In the future, YouTube will roll out a feature that gives users a summary of their viewing behavior.Google introduced the series of new controls at a conference earlier this week.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.