Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Andy Ross | Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 | More on: GSK VOD Andy Ross owns shares in AstraZeneca. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. 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. 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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If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Enter Your Email Address If the stock market recovery continues which shares will do best? Right now that’s the big question. I think one way to set oneself up for success if the market rallies from this point on, would be to invest in high-yielding shares like GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) and Vodafone (LSE: VOD).Pharma share a big winner in a stock market recovery?Despite Pfizer winning the race to announce the first effective vaccine for Covid-19, other pharma groups are still working on vaccines. This includes GlaxoSmithKline. GSK is involved with three potential solutions being developed by Sanofi, Medicago and Clover Pharmaceuticals.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…The Sanofi/GSK vaccine has pre-orders from governments including the UK’s. The Pfizer vaccine, even with its claimed 90% effectiveness, still leaves the door open for other jabs. I think there’s still an opportunity for GSK to play its part in rescuing the world from 2020’s nightmare.Looking longer term though, investors could benefit from the reorganisation of the business. By becoming more focused on pharmaceuticals and spinning out its consumer division, GSK should be able to put more resources into finding blockbuster drugs. This is what AstraZeneca has done well over the last five years or so. Its share price has performed far better than GSK’s as a result.Lastly, for investors like me who are prepared to wait for GSK to improve, there’s the dividend yield, which is a very juicy 5.5%. All in all, I think GlaxoSmithKline could be among the winners if there is a stock market recovery. The shares are cheap and high-yielding, which is what I think investors will be looking for as many growth shares have arguably become too expensive.The high-yielding share with recovery potential Yielding around 7%, I think Vodafone’s shares are another good option for investors. Especially those who want to create an income from dividends. The shares are well down on where they started the year so there’s potential for a major bounce-back if sentiment continues to improve.The dividend was cut last year, making it more sustainable now, and free cash flow cover also makes the dividend more secure. The group is targeting 2.5 to 3 times net debt-to-cash profits. This also means the dividend is less likely to be cut by management, I feel.Steps towards the sale of Vodafone’s European tower assets have continued. The telecoms group is targeting an early 2021 IPO for the newly formed Vantage Towers. This will provide cash for 5G which should bring opportunities for the group.If Vodafone can improve its performance in European markets, for example, through selling more data and better cross-selling of services to customers, then I’d be more confident buying the shares as a long term investment. At the moment though, growth is a little on the low side. This makes the dividend the main attraction of the shares. That said, I think the share price could be boosted in the short term by improved investor sentiment and investors looking for high yielding shares. This is making me look more closely at the share and the potential for it to bounce back. 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Georgia saw a soggy June, with almost all counties receiving more rain than normal and a few cities seeing record-breaking amounts. Although the exact state average rainfall is still being calculated, it appears that this was the wettest June since 2005, when the state average was almost eight inches of precipitation. However, it is unlikely that this June will surpass the all-time June record of 9.34 inches set in 1900. The abundant rainfall helped small grains and forage growth, but impeded late planting and harvesting of wheat and hay. Diseases and pests driven by the wet conditions were observed in many areas of the state. Areas that received the most rain during June are expected to be more susceptible to flash flooding in July due to the widespread saturated soil conditions that prevent rainwater from soaking into the ground. Both Macon and Augusta had their highest total rainfall for June in 2013. In Macon, the rainfall of 12.25 inches washed out the old record of 9.91 inches set in 1923. Macon’s normal rainfall for June is about 4 inches. The city had the highest monthly rainfall totals in the state for the month of June, as reported by a National Weather Service station. In Augusta the rainfall of 10.83 inches dripped past the old record of 10.59 inches set in 2004. Atlanta had the fourth wettest June on record, Columbus the eighth wettest and Athens the 10th wettest for each of their periods of record. In Atlanta the rainfall of 4.14 inches observed on June 5 set a new record for a single-day rainfall in the month of June since records began in 1878. The previous record was 3.78 inches, measured on June 18, 1991. Daily rainfall records were also set in Columbus, Macon and Brunswick last month. In Columbus an observed rainfall of 1.11 inches on June 10 surpassed the old record of 0.98 inches for the same date, set in 1981. In Macon an observation of 1.63 inches on June 23 beat the old record of 1.29 inches from 1928. In Brunswick a rainfall of 1.95 inches on June 23 broke the old record of 1.04 inches set in 1956. The lowest monthly total precipitation from National Weather Service reporting stations was in Columbus at 7.32 inches (3.6 inches above normal). Atlanta received 9.57 inches (5.62 above normal), Athens received 8.21 inches (4.03 above normal), Brunswick received 8.31 inches (3.47 above normal), Alma received 7.78 inches (2.4 above normal), Savannah received 8.28 inches (2.33 above normal) and Augusta received 10.83 inches (6.11 above normal). The highest amount of rainfall measured on a single-day by Community Collaborative Rain Hail and Snow Network observers was 5.31 inches near Martinez in Columbia County on June 6. An observer near Athens in Clarke County reported 4.46 inches on June 6. The highest monthly total rainfall was 15.47 inches, observed by the Martinez observer, followed by 15.34 inches measured near Watkinsville in Oconee County. In spite of rains across the state, some abnormally dry conditions were found in the far southwestern part of the state at the end of the month due to short-term dryness. Persistent cloud cover associated with the rain kept temperatures slightly below normal in most of the state. In Atlanta the monthly average temperature was 77.5 degrees F (0.2 degrees above normal). The monthly average temperature in Athens was 76.9 degrees (0.6 below normal), Columbus was 80.1 degrees (0.3 above normal), Macon was 77.9 degrees (1.0 below normal), Savannah was 80.3 degrees (0.5 above normal), Brunswick was 81.2 degrees (0.9 above normal), Alma was 80 degrees (0.3 above normal) and Augusta was 77.8 degrees (0.8 below normal). No temperature records were set in June in Georgia. Severe weather was reported on 20 days in June, which was mostly wind damage and small, scattered hail. The storms caused an estimated $50 million in insured losses and left 160,000 Georgia Power customers without service. Several people were injured by falling trees. Two EF-1 tornadoes were observed on June 13 in northmetro Atlanta. Both tornadoes moved in an unusual northwest to southeast track along a squall line ahead of a strong cold front, which moved through the area on the evening of June 13. This marks the end of the longest stretch of years since 1950 with no June tornadoes. Details can be found at http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ffc/?n=june13_2013.
For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.Checking in on the 2-0 Miami Dolphins with veteran beat writer Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, who agreed to answer five questions about the Raiders’ opponent heading in to Sunday’s Week 3 game:1. After outlasting Tennessee in a lightning delay and beating the Jets, what’s is the defining characteristic about the Dolphins through two games?Salguero: The Dolphins are getting better offensive line play. Ryan Tannehill is …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Dianne Shoemaker, Field Specialist, Dairy Production EconomicsThe Dairy Margin Protection Program (DMPP) underwent a substantial change earlier this year resulting from language included in the 2018 Bipartisan Budget Act. Program enrollment was re-opened from April 9 through June 8, 2018. Significant changes benefiting dairy farmers included a one million pound increase in a farm’s production history eligible for new Tier 1 premium rates. This change meant that the first 5 million pounds of a farm’s annual production history was eligible for substantially reduced premiums. Tier 2 premiums applicable to any production history above 5 million pounds remained unchanged. Other changes included monthly margin calculations and payments of any indemnities, and the 2018 sign-up being retroactive to 1/1/18.As a result of these changes and 2018’s challenging milk prices, 888 Ohio dairy farms enrolled in the updated MPP program according to the Ohio Farm Service Agency. By July 26, 876 of those farms had been approved. USDA Farm Service Agency announced that through July 11, $7,071,360 in program payments were processed for Ohio dairy farmers, averaging $8,072 before premium costs for the 876 approved farms. Individual farm payments vary depending on each farm’s production history and margin coverage selections.On June 25, 2018, the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Dairy Division reported 2,206 dairy farms in Ohio. This is a substantial decline from the 2,312 dairies recorded in October 2017. Since the Margin Protection Program was initiated in Sept. 2014, 1,091 Ohio dairy farms have established their production history with the USDA Farm Service Agency. The current sign-up is 81.39% of farms that have established base with the FSA, or 40% of all Ohio dairy farms. It is unlikely that Ohio would experience a near-100% enrollment as the large population of Ohio’s Anabaptist farmers are not likely to participate in this type of program.Find more details about the new MPP program and resources at this link
In leadup games the Counties Manukau will play matches against the Sunshine Coast teams on Wednesday, November 25th at the Glasshouse Sports Club, Steve Irwin Way, Glasshouse Mountains commencing at 5.30pm and South West Queensland on Thursday, November 26th at Jim Finemore Oval, Old Toowoomba Road, One Mile, Ipswich commencing at 6pm.The Queensland –Counties Manukau Tri-Series on Saturday, November 28th will commence at 9am.Please refer to the Queensland Touch Website for more information: www.qldtouch.com.au The Queensland teams are:14’s Girls: Hollie Barnes; Kai Ware (Brisbane City Cobras); Sharni Upton; Nyomi Webley (CQ Bulls); Zelle Gillespie; Ashlee Jaegar; Casey Schweitzer; Georgia Worters (SQBD Sharks); Chloe Crotty; Paige Parker; Evania Pelite-Denny; Britt Smail (Sunshine Coast); Kimberley Bowman; Ashleigh Kearney (SWQ Swans); Greg English (Coach); Shane Crotty (Coach); Ronda Hipperson (Manager).14’s Boys: Jadin Moncrieff (Brisbane City Cobras); Zak Bainbridge; Josh Buchanan; Steven Donovan; Tom Kronk; Jonah Placid; Brayden Schulte; Tyran Stehbens (CQ Bulls); Aaron Townson (NQ Cyclones); Corey Feartherstone; Kai Robertson; Jarrod Withers (SQBD Sharks); Rohan Messer (Sunshine Coast); Ashley Taylor (SWQ Swans); Chris Loth (Coach); John Morris (Assistant Coach); Peter Shefford (Manager).16’s Girls: Emily Ariel; Paris Sutton (Brisbane City Cobras); Addison McKenzie; Jessica Powell (CQ Bulls); Yuriko Ah Boo (NQ Cyclones); Jessica Alder; Eliza Bowers; Terri King; Holly Nathan-Webster (SQBD Sharks); Emma Blanch; Lauren Chen; Ashley Goodall; Courtney Kerr; Madison Macarthur (Sunshine Coast);Paul Cobham (Coach); Darrell Gribble (Assistant Coach); Jim Blanch (Manager).16’s Boys: Jake Assay; James Baartz; Jack Williams (CQ Bulls); Richard Chen (NQ Cyclones); Kade Bonner; Zach Curtis; James DeVeer; Kevin Huggett; Josh Newbegin; Adam Pryde; Taylor Schweitzer; Luke Swan (SQBD Sharks); Mitchell Broom (Sunshine Coast); Jake Hooper (SWQ Swans); Joe Schweitzer (Coach); Hank Solien (Assistant Coach); Warren Pryde (Manager). The Queensland Tour Management is Di Worters (Tour Manager); Glen Richardson (Assistant Tour Manager) and Darrell Madge (Trainer). The Counties Manukau teams are:Under 15’s Girls: Monique Ashford-Ross; Saskia-Rae Brown; Natasha Covilee; Autum-Belle Flynn; Destinee Jansen; Sahantal Lauese; Roana Paterson; Sarah Penny; Chelsea Petera; Coyrtney Redshaw; Kendall Speck; Kyla Wade; Jazmin Walker; Maia Watene; Analeea Williamson; Robyn Proffit (Coach); Peter Lauese (Assistant Coach); Donna Redshaw (Manager).Under 15’s Boys: Antonio Adams; Kenzell Fa’aofo; Te Heke Gillett; Tyler Grant; Vaughan Grant; Hauriri Harvey; Caleb Heikell; Blake Macefield; Cody Mahuika; Coby Mountfort; Tanirau Panapa; Gaige Ross; Logan Spaander; Ian Macefield (Coach); Victor Panapa (Manager); Sheryl Bartley (Manager).Under 17’s Girls: Lisa Bartley; Marama Davis; Nadia Loveday; Darlin Matangaro; Riki-Maree Moore; Kiera Pennell; Kahurangi Peters; Lynette Shelford; Julie Ann Smith; Jamie Holamotutama; Toni Wells; Brooke Walker; Brooker Holamotutama; Ida Ezekiela Teraitua (Coach); Nancy Prujean (Manager).Under 17’s Boys: Dylan Bartley; Aaron Biddle; Howard Brown; Frank Bunce; Tauturu Hapuku; Isaiah Mahuika; Julian Panapa-Williams; Anthony Paulo; Stanley Paulo; Klien Sitene; Christopher Swain; Johnson Tekaute; Patrick Favell (Coach); Laurence Williams (Assistant Coach); Lillian Panapa-Williams (Manager).Mokai McCarthy will be the Counties Manukau Tour Manager; Max Woodard is the Head Coach and other members of the touring party will be Lynette Favell; Devan and Sirron Redshaw. RefereesCongratulations to Cathleen Johnston; Brendan Jones (Gladstone); Alex Wong (Kuwana); Dean Nipperess (Beenleigh); Josh Harmer (Palm Beach); Christian Del Castillo; Tom Polkingham (Brisbane Metro); Jess Minogue; Sam Crossingham; James Fulton; Kevin Rasmussen and Ken Wilson (Redlands) on being chosen to referee at the Tri-Series. Draw – Saturday, November 28th – Owen Park, Southport9am; 11.30am & 2pm – 16’s Girls9.50am; 12.20pm & 2.50pm – 16’s Boys10.40am; 1.10pm & 3.40pm – 14’s Girls & Boys
zoom There has been a continued increase in frequency of major vessel casualties, according to the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI).The growth trend of marine risks is exerting a significant pressure on marine insurers, especially as the frequency of major vessel casualties rose again in 2016 for the second consecutive year, the union’s statistics released last week show.As disclosed, the major marine casualties had enjoyed a year-on-year decline until 2015 when they recorded a sharp upturn which was continued in 2016.Conversely, the trend in total vessel losses (from 2000 onwards) continued its downward trajectory through to 2016 notwithstanding a minor uptick in 2015. In general, many markets were reporting a reduction in frequency of claims but an increase in the average cost of the claim, the union said.Furthermore, the main causes of the total losses to 2015 were weather related but the frequency of losses caused by grounding or machinery damage were now increasing faster than any other cause. This was followed by fire and explosion which had remained largely constant since 2006.“It was thought that recent increases in total losses caused by machinery damage may have been a reflection of reduced asset values and the consequent increase in constructive total loss risk following major damage,” IUMI added.In addition, accumulation losses both on board ship and in port continued to cause concern for cargo underwriters.The increasing risk in this sector is further driven by the emergence of the new generation Ultra Large Container Carriers capable of carrying 20,000 TEU with a potential cargo value estimated at USD 985 million.Accumulation risk in ports, particularly Chinese ports, was thought to be even greater, IUMI pointed out. It was estimated that the value of cargo throughput at Shanghai could reach USD 1.6 billion a day, Shenzhen USD 681 million and Tianjin USD 477 million.The explosion at Tianjin in 2015 also resulted in a significant loss but might have been much worse. The total cargo estimated to be onboard the 754 ships in the port on the day of the incident would have amounted to more than USD 53 billion.“Marine risks continue to grow both in size and complexity and it is vital that underwriters fully understand the potential losses that they are being asked to insure. It is gratifying to see the year-on-year decrease in total losses, but we must take particular notice of the recent increase in major casualties and the reasons for this,” Donald Harrell, Chairman of IUMI’s Facts & Figures committee said.In terms of energy sector, a significant drop in offshore activity with very little infrastructure spending and reduced drilling activity had significantly depleted an already limited premium base. The only positive factor in the energy mix was the increase in North American land rig utilisation in the shale basins, the insurer noted.“The offshore sector continues to face challenges that look likely to get worse before they get better. Energy risks per se have not reduced, but the premium base from which they are settled, or reinsured, has shrunk dramatically,” Harrell added.“As marine underwriters, we must continue to innovate and provide cost-effective insurance solutions to enable seaborne trade to continue without interruption.”
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fraser Basin Council announced Friday it would work with six municipalities in Northeast British Columbia to strengthen their resilience to the effects of a changing climate through the recently formed Northeast Climate Risk Network.The network’s participating communities include the City of Fort St. John, City of Dawson Creek, District of Tumbler Ridge, District of Chetwynd, Village of Pouce Coupe and Northern Rockies Regional Municipality.The Fraser Basin Council was chosen by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) to help these communities prepare for a changing climate, understand the associated risks and vulnerabilities, and increase public awareness. The project will develop a regional climate projections report for Northeast BC and will develop community-based vulnerability assessments according to individual community context and needs. Through the Northeast Climate Risk Network, local leaders will help each other work on innovative approaches and solutions to common challenges and explore ways to integrate climate adaptation into new or existing plans and systems.“BC’s municipalities are on the front lines,” said Fraser Basin Council Executive Director David Marshall. “They want to understand the impacts of a changing climate, such as more extreme weather events, drought and flood, and to manage in a way that minimizes disruption and increases community resilience.”
Outdoor and fine art photographer David Muench introduces the framework of the discussion with images of Arizona’s beautiful desertscapes. Paolo Soleri presents his Lean Linear City concept, a model for a dense, pedestrian, urban development that utilizes solar and wind power. The city’s logistical design includes an extensive train system with local pedestrian and bicycle paths, all along an urban park. Food production, waste processing, and water recycling systems are integrated into the city. Architect and ASU Professor John Meunier discusses desert planning along with Sustainable Compact Urbanism. Rakesh Tripathi, ADOT Multimodal Planning Division Director, explores the future of rail in Arizona. Steven J. Gottesman, AIA LEED Architect, will facilitate the discussion and cellist Dennis Yee will entertain participants before the presentations.[Image design: Nadia Begin & text: sa, tt] The poster was designed and executed by Arcosanti resident, architect Nadia Begin, here with husband David Tollas.[Photo: sa & text: tt, sa] November 20, 2008 Arcosanti alumnus Alex Barragan [on the right] joined Paolo Soleri in this week’s “School of Thought”, to announce and discuss plans for the upcoming panel discussion, titled “Sustainable Urban Growth in Arizona” and scheduled for Saturday, December 6, 2008.This discussion is part of “The Desert Environment Series”, which was started by Alex in March 2008 . It presents forums to discuss ideas on architecture, urbanism, industrial design, transportation, and the arts as they influence Arizona’s most spectacular desert environment.This free public discussion will be held at the Burton Barr Central Library from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. to discuss planning for Arizona’s rapid expansion. It will feature fifteen-minute presentations by photographer David Muench, architect Paolo Soleri, ASU Professor John Meunier, and ADOT’s Rakesh Tripathi, followed by a short break and open discussion.[Photo: sa & text: tt, sa]