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To date, November has been a marvellous month for UK shareholders, especially those who bought cheap shares in late October. The FTSE 100 index rose for eight days in a row — from Monday, 2 November, until yesterday — before easing back today. As I write, the Footsie stands at 6,302 points, up over 725 points (13%) so far this month.However, it’s been a grim year for the UK market, with the main index losing a brutal 1,240 points — a sixth (16.4%) — since the end of 2019. Thus, I can’t help thinking that the FTSE 100 is cheap in historical terms. What’s more, I can see clear value in several quality companies whose stocks have been hurled into in the ‘cheap shares’ bin. Here are two cheap shares I’d gladly buy today.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…Cheap shares: Will Shell be well in 2021?Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) is one of the very worst-performing FTSE 100 shares in 2020. At the end of 2019, Shell shares traded at 2,239.5p, before rising to 2,342.5p by 6 January. Alas, as the Covid-19 pandemic grew, Shell’s share price plunged to 916.8p by 18 March. Shell stock then soared to 1,462.8p by 8 June, before crashing again. In a sickening descent, the share price collapsed to a 20-year low of 845.10 on 28 October — just two weeks ago. At that point, I thought it was a good to dig deep and buy Shell’s cheap shares.As I write, Shell shares are 1,107.6p, up a whopping 27.9% in just two weeks. That’s an excellent return in a fortnight, but I suspect there is more to come. After all, Shell is a gargantuan global business, employing 80,000 workers in over 70 countries. In 2019, Shell’s revenues were nearly $345bn (£262bn), but its market value is a lowly £76.6bn today. Admittedly, Shell slashed its yearly dividend by two-thirds in the spring. But they still have a dividend yield approaching 5%, which will rise over time. When the world economy moves beyond Covid-19 and oil demand rises, Shell shares will look like a bargain at today’s prices. That’s why I’d buy Shell today and hold these cheap shares for the long term.I love the look of Legal & GeneralThe second of my cheap shares to perform handsomely this month is a household name: Legal & General (LSE: LGEN). Legal & General is a UK market leader in protection and savings, having been around for 184 years. It’s also a well-respected brand with over 10 million customers worldwide. L&G manages over £1trn of investors’ wealth, making it one of Europe’s biggest asset managers. Yet, with fears growing of a second Covid-19 lockdown, these cheap shares became ridiculously cheap during September and October.On 28 October, L&G shares closed at 182.35p, which seems a crazily low price to me. At this point, shares in this great British business traded on a price-to-earnings ratio of 9 and an earnings yield of 11%. For me, that was the bargain of a lifetime. Today, L&G’s share price hovers around 229p, up over a quarter (25.6%) since 28 October. Yet, even after November’s fireworks, I see L&G shares as too low-priced for part-ownership of an widely admired, quality business. Hence, I’d happily buy these cheap shares today, ideally inside an ISA, to enjoy decades of tax-free dividends and capital gains! 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Cliff D’Arcy
11 Jul 2001: Tom Smith, the prop for the British and Irish Lions takes a break during training held at the Sydney Sports Academy in Sydney, Australia. Mandatory Credit: Dave Rogers/ALLSPORT Lyon was bedevilled by injuries at the start of the season, a situation that led to a run of defeats that threatened to scupper their attempts to climb back into the Top 14. Since Christmas, however, they’ve put together an impressive winning streak and are now well in sight of a play-off place in May. One of the players sidelined in the autumn was Chabal, who has since returned although he’s starting most games on the bench. “He’s been very keen in training,” says Smith of the former Sale loose forward turned celebrity. “He’s one of the boys, does his work and doesn’t complain.”In his playing days Smith had a reputation as a master scrummager, a prop whose relatively small physique was compensated by brilliant technique. He’s brought that same craftsmanship to coaching, even if he is becoming increasingly concerned by how the scrum is refereed. “It’s a problem not just in the Pro2 but at international level,” says Smith. “I’ve watched back on video several penalty decisions arising from scrums in both games on Saturday [Scotland v Wales and Ireland v France] and I still can’t understand why the refs blew.”“Wales deserved their victory but there were several penalties given against the Scottish scrum, particularly against Ross Ford, the hooker, that shouldn’t have been. In the other game I’m sure if a northern hemisphere had been refereeing France would have won because their scrum was so dominant. The problem was Steve Walsh [the referee] ended up protecting the weaker scrum. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Who’s to blame?: Tom Smith and Brian Moore are in agreement over how the modern scrum is refereedBy Gavin MortimerTOM SMITH was always a canny player and he’s proving pretty canny as a coach. Judging by recent events at Edinburgh that have seen the departure of the coaching staff, the 41-year-old former Scotland and Lions loosehead timed his exit from the club to perfection, leaving last summer after helping them reach the last four of the Heineken Cup. And while it’s all gone pear-shaped at Edinburgh, Smith is enjoying a “steep learning curve” as forwards coach of Lyon in Pro2.Smith joined Lyon as they re-adjusted to life in Pro2 after an ill-fated sojourn into the Top 14 ended in immediate relegation. Determined to bounce back, the club signed two of the biggest players in the French game – Sebastien Chabal and Lionel Nallet – and also hired Smith as its forwards coach.“There’s something good happening here,” replied Smith, in response to the question why he moved his family across the Channel. “Rugby in France is bigger than ever but there’s been a shift in recent years with the game evolving towards the big population centres. Lyon is the second biggest city in France so why hasn’t there been a big rugby team? Everything is in place in the city to achieve that. The people here love their rugby and the club is ambitious.”High honours: Former Northampton, Scotland and Lions propDespite spending most of his professional career at Northampton, Smith had a two-year stint at Brive in the late 1990s, but the rigours of the Pro2 have nonetheless taken him by surprise. “At the beginning of the season we set out to play ‘beautiful’ rugby but that doesn’t work in Pro2. I have never seen players as big as I have in this league. There are some enormous boys and if you don’t get the set piece right and have a tight driving game, then you’re finished.” That’s my greatest fear: that we end up with referees who don’t allow the dominant scrum to dominate, so in effect we are left with eight back row forwards. If a pack isn’t strong enough in the scrum they should be punished and not the dominant scrum. I don’t know who is refereeing the Lions Tests in Australia but I hope it’s a Frenchman. If it’s a southern hemisphere referee the Lions could struggle in the set-piece.”Smith admits to enjoying the commentary of former England hooker Brian Moore on the BBC. He’s another one who has little time for the modern scrum. Perhaps the IRB should have the pair head up a working party to bring some sanity to the madhouse that is the modern scrum.
May 30, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two press convoys organised after lifting of ban Receive email alerts May 12, 2021 Find out more News News Help by sharing this information The authorities have lifted their ban on foreign correspondents going to the Kabylie region, imposed on 26 May, but they can only go there now in police-escorted convoys.The communications ministry has organised two – one to Tizi-Ouzou (110 km east of Algiers), the capital of the Great Kabylie, and one to Bejaia (260 km east of Algiers), capital of the Little Kabylie.Until the ban, foreign correspondents could go where they liked on their own.——————————————————————————————————————05.27.2002 – Foreign media barred from Kabylie during Algerian electionsReporters Without Borders today protested against the Algerian government’s refusal to allow foreign journalists covering the country’s forthcoming parliamentary elections to go to the Kabylie region. “The promising sign of many foreign reporters being readily granted visas to cover the elections has come to nothing and the authorities have given a ridiculous excuse as to why the media cannot freely cover the vote in the Kabylie,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard. “This just proves they want to hold the elections in secret there.”The communications ministry justified the ban, announced in 24 May and effective the next day, by citing an “incident” in Kabylie on 23 May when police escorting a French TV crew from the France 2 station were allegedly “set upon by demonstrators” near Tizi-Ouzou. About 20 foreign journalists wrote a protest letter to the Algerian authorities asking to be allowed to “work normally in all parts of Algeria” and said that “under present circumstances, we cannot cover the elections properly.”Foreign minister Abdelaziz Belkhadem told a press conference in Algiers on 27 May that he was “surprised” to learn of the ban and would “discuss it with other members of the government.” Foreign journalists resident in Algeria have not been notified of the ban.All foreign journalists in Algiers are obliged to move around with a government escort of one or two men who, according to some of the journalists, are more concerned with what reporters are doing than with protecting them. RSF_en News AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa to go further May 18, 2021 Find out more April 29, 2021 Find out more Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation News Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria Follow the news on Algeria AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Organisation Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections
Baker Hughes logo 2 The rig count in the Permian Basin increased by 10 the week ending Friday, the latest count by Baker Hughes shows, with 437 rigs active in the region.Nationally, the oil and gas rig count soared by 29 to a total of 975 rigs. A year ago, 741 rigs were active. The count shows that 791 rigs sought oil, an increase of 26 from the previous week, and 184 explored for natural gas, an increase of three from the previous week. The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in May of 2016 at 404.The regional benchmark Plains-West Texas Intermediate Posting ended Friday at $57.75 per barrel, down $4.25 from last week. National benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude ended at $61.15 per barrel, down $4.30 from last week.ON THE NET: Baker Hughes rig count. Pinterest By admin – February 9, 2018 Facebook Facebook Twitter Permian Basin rig count jumps by 10, national count by 29 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Previous articleOdessa police arrest four in robbery investigationNext articleDAILY OIL PRICE: Feb. 9 admin
Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Harkin tells conference that community involvement in local development has been “decimated” HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Pinterest By News Highland – October 28, 2015 Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleHegarty could be offered the Derry City jobNext articleCarthy says Right2Change pact provides best possible chance for a new government News Highland Twitter A conference in Cork has been told that in 10 years time, people will look at the decimation of community led development structures in rural Ireland, and ask how that was allowed to happen.Midlands North West MEP Marian Harkin told the conference that instead of encouraging genuine community involvement in local development, the current government has devised a process which would ensure political control over the former LEADER programme.While the setting up of LCDC’s – Local Community Development Committees was within the letter of EU law, Marian Harkin says the way it was done lessened the role of the communities themselves, and that’s contrary to the spirit of what the EU is trying to achieve…………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/mharklcdcs.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Homepage BannerNews Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Twitter Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released
iStock(NEW YORK) — The bird population in the U.S. and Canada has declined more than 29% percent — or by nearly 3 billion birds — in the last 50 years, according to a new study.The stark losses signals a “widespread ecological crisis,” as the bird population is an indicator of environmental health, according to the study, published Thursday in the journal Science.The decline has affected a diverse group of birds and habitats, including songbirds such as meadowlarks, long-distance migrants such as swallows and backyard birds such as sparrows. Grassland birds were hit especially hard, with a 53% reduction in population — or more than 720 million birds — while shorebirds that frequent sensitive coastlines have lost more than one third of their population.In addition, the volume of birds that participate in spring migration has dropped by 14% in just the last 10 years.While researchers expected to see a continuing decline in the population, the results of the study showed “pervasive losses among common birds across all habitats,” Ken Rosenberg, senior scientist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and American Bird Conservancy and lead author of the study, said in a statement.Scientists believe that the habitats in the two countries have been so severely impacted by human activity, such as urbanization and agricultural intensification, that they no longer support robust wildlife populations, which is likely the largest factor driving the declines, the study notes.While the researchers did not analyze the exact cause of the declines, other studies have pointed to free-roaming domestic cats, collisions with glass, buildings and other structures and the pervasive use of pesticides associated with widespread declines in insects, an essential food source for birds, as potential reasons for mortality rates in birds, the paper stated.In addition, climate change is expected to exacerbate the problem, according to the study, but more research is needed to pinpoint the primary causes for declines in individual species.The findings were determined by multiple, independent lines of evidence, Rosenburg said. This included data from weather radar stations across North America spanning more than 10 years as well data collected from the ground over the last 50 years, according to the study.The data published in the study is “consistent” with what scientists are seeing elsewhere with bird populations elsewhere in the world as well as other living species that have experienced massive declines, such as insects and amphibians, Peter Marra, director of the Georgetown Environment Initiative at Georgetown University and co-author of the study, said in a statement.“It’s imperative to address immediate and ongoing threats, both because the domino effects can lead to the decay of ecosystems that humans depend on for our own health and livelihoods — and because people all over the world cherish birds in their own right,” Marra said.In order to mitigate the losses, Michael Parr, president of American Bird Conservancy, suggested policy changes such as strengthening the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, working to ban harmful pesticides and to properly fund bird conservation programs.On an individual level, people can practice making windows safer for birds, keeping cats indoors and doing their part to protect habitats, Parr said.Some species have rebounded as a result of human efforts — such as waterfowl, including ducks, geese and swans, whose populations have increased over the past 50 years due to investments by conservation by hunters and billions of dollars of government funding for wetland protection and restoration.In addition, raptors, such as the bald eagle, have made a comeback since 1970 after the pesticide DDT was banned and legislation to protect it was passed in the U.S. and Canada.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity,Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to sex, genderidentity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, nationalorigin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any othercharacteristic protected by law or policy. We value diversity andhow it enriches our academic and scientific community and strivetoward cultivating an inclusive environment that supports allemployees.In addition, please apply through Taleo: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=180000CC&lang=en The Trauma and Emergency Radiology Section serves patients at theR. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center and University of MarylandMedical Center Emergency Department. Specializing in diagnosticimaging for patients experiencing acute traumatic and non-traumaticmedical emergencies, including severe multi-system trauma,radiologists work with both medical and surgical specialists toprovide comprehensive patient evaluation.The mission of the Trauma and Emergency Radiology Section is toprovide rapid, comprehensive and expert clinical radiology serviceto patients, while also advancing the use of non-invasive imagingin Trauma care through research and education. In addition to theShock Trauma Center, the section serves the patients of theUniversity of Maryland Medical Center’s Adult EmergencyDepartment.DescriptionThe Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at theUniversity of Maryland School of Medicine seeks a full-time,faculty radiologist to be a member of the expanding EmergencyRadiology section of its Division of Emergency and Trauma Imaging(ETI).This position is for an American Board of Radiology board certifiedor board eligible radiologist. The successful candidate willpreferably be either Emergency Radiology fellowship trained in orboth strongly interested in and experienced with the practice ofcontemporary Emergency Radiology. However, strong candidates withfellowship training in other areas, particularly Neuroradiology andBody Imaging, will be considered. Candidates should be comfortablewith the broad scope of emergency and acute care imaging, includingradiograph, CT/CTA, MRI/MRA, and US (no nuclear medicine,fluoroscopy, or interventional procedures).Clinical responsibilities will include coverage of the academicEmergency Department of the University of Maryland MedicalCenter-Downtown Campus, as well as emergency studies originating inthe Department of Radiology’s expanding Community Radiologyenterprise, which includes four community-based acute carehospitals and a free-standing emergency care center. Thoughcoverage of the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center willprimarily be provided by the subsection of Trauma Radiology, thecandidate should be comfortable with basic trauma imaging. Thecandidate will be expected to provide on-site coverage at theUMMC-Downtown campus, which will include resident supervision,while assisting with remote coverage of other sites. Given thenexus of responsibilities, the Emergency Radiology section worksclosely with the expanding Community Radiology section, potentiallyleading to opportunities to either work on-site at one of thepractice’s other affiliated centers or work remotely fromhome.Qualifications :The ETI and Community Radiology divisions have strong workingrelationships with Emergency Medicine Departments at itsaffiliates, as well as Trauma Surgery and Acute Care Surgery at theUMMC-Downtown Campus, providing for a collegial work environmentand opportunities for both clinical and academiccollaboration.The candidate will be expected to provide on-site resident andfellow supervision during clinical coverage, as well as participatein the didactic lecture series for the Radiology residency. Whileadministrative and academic activities are strongly encouraged andsupported, they are not mandatory for this position. The workschedule will have a strong focus on sustainability and a favorablework/life balance.The expected start date is July 2020 for graduating fellows, thoughearlier start dates for other candidates will be viewedfavorably.We proudly offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits.Faculty rank is commensurate with candidate’s qualifications andexperience. Expected rank is Assistant Professor (non-tenure track)or higher. However, rank and corresponding salary are dependent onthe candidate’s qualifications and experience.Please send CV with cover letter of interest to the attention ofBarbara Stewart via email at [email protected] , fax to410-328-0641, or mail:Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear MedicineUniversity of Maryland Medical Center, Room N2E2322 South Greene StreetBaltimore, MD 21201In addition, please apply through Taleo: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=180000CC&lang=en The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity,Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to sex, genderidentity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, nationalorigin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any othercharacteristic protected by law or policy. We value diversity andhow it enriches our academic and scientific community and strivetoward cultivating an inclusive environment that supports allemployees.
Building on a decades-plus tradition of its surf program, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes recently wrapped up its first session of the FCA Skate Camp in Ocean City.The Camp, for skaters of all skill levels ages 8-14 ran from July 18 to 22. A second session will take place beginning Monday July 25 and run through Friday the 29th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cape May County Skate Park, 5th and Asbury.A young camper receives instruction on how to drop in to the bowl at the Cape May County Skate Park in Ocean CIty“We had a successful first session, and it’s going to grow,” said Jon Crans, who heads the team of instructors and counselors. “The City did a great job in designing the park. It really lends itself to our camp because it works at every skill level. It is the perfect venue .”Crans said advanced skaters can work on tricks and manuevers and how to approcah them, and beginners can learn balance and how to control the board and ride the right way. The ratio of three skaters to each counselor allowed for plenty of one-on-one instruction.A counselor instructs a young skater in the snake run at the FCA Skate Camp.“Skating is an individual sport but there is great comraderie among the participants,” he said. “When (the campers) see progress they get excited.”According the Laura Matera, Director of the Cape Atlantic chapter of the FCA, skating instruction is just part of the camp’s purpose. It works hand in hand with FCA Surf, which has operated on the 59th St. Beach for 13 years.“Our goal is to utilize Ocean City to bring a positive culture for the kids,” she said. “Our counselors are high school and college age, and either live in Ocean City or are here for the summer. (The campers) have the chance to interact with older people who are living clean and making positive choices,” Matera said.A beginner skateboarder receives some tips on the basics at the FCA Skate Camp.In addition to the skating instruction, campers receive a faith-based Bible lesson.The first week’s camp had 20 slots avaialble and attracted 13 campers despite its late organization, which allowed for only minimal promotion. Moving forward, Matera said she envisions the sessions to be booked to capacity.To register for the second camp or for more information about the local chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, visit www.fcacapeatlantic.org. Campers and instructors at the first session of the FCA Skate Camp