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Rolls Royce shares hum with delight, but I think they can rise a lot higher

first_img Michael Baxter 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. Rolls Royce shares hum with delight, but I think they can rise a lot higher 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. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Michael Baxter | Friday, 28th February, 2020 | More on: RR The last few years have not been a good period for Rolls Royce Group (LSE:RR). Shares have fallen by a third over the last five years and have lost around 7% this year. All the more ironic then, that they should rise while the broader stock market tumbles after having enjoyed such a good few years.The company has released its latest results, and the markets were pleased with what they revealed and shares surged. Like most companies at the moment, the company acknowledged a likely negative impact on sales this year from the coronavirus, but said that “long-term growth trends remain intact.”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…Rolls Royce manufacturers aero engines for large commercial aircraft and military use. It also produces power systems and a range of other aero-engine products and services and maritime systems in the naval sector.Its performance in recent years was hit hard with issues concerning its Trent 1000 engine, but the company expects costs related to this to fall sharply this year.What I likeThe latest results revealed a lot to be positive about.For one thing, its relatively new CEO, Warren East, seems to have re-galvanised the company, reducing costs, while successfully developing new innovative products. East said that there has already been a “sustainable cultural and performance shift.” He also talked about the company “innovating to become a disruptor in new areas.” I like the sound of that, and believe it’s the right strategy at a time when technology is changing fast.The latest results revealed a £521m improvement in net cash — that works out at around 62% up on last year. Sure the company made an operating loss — but this was expected, and entirely explained by an exceptional programme charge related to the Trent 1000 issues. Underlying operating profit stood at £808m, 25% up on last year.The company is also targeting free cash flow of £1 a share in the midterm. This augurs well for future dividends.That’s not what drew my attention, however.The company claims that its Trent XWB is the most efficient civil large engine in service today. The company is following this up with its next generation product called UltraFan. With the pressures of climate change forcing the aerospace industry to focus on ways to limit use of fossil fuels, this product is enormously important.East also talked about the company’s drive for alternative sustainable fuels and its commitment to develop new low emission technologies.The company’s expertise is outstanding. This means that Rolls Royce can excel as it focuses on efficient use of fuels and sustainable energy.East said that the company is “well placed to realise our long-term aspiration to be the world’s leading industrial technology company.” That’s a bold ambition. If it can be realised, profits and shares should rise significantly.I think that Rolls Royce is well placed to benefit from the significant changes afoot. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Michael Baxter Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Seniors online

Visit SeniorsInCyberspace.org. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 February 2000 | News Seniors online Older people use the Internet, much to the interest of fundraisers and for-profit direct marketers. Older people use the Internet, much to the interest of fundraisers and for-profit direct marketers. Find out more about older people online at Natasha van Bentum’s excellent SeniorsInCyberspace.org. Natasha has been studying seniors’ use of the Internet for several years – she is after all a legacy fundraiser for Greenpeace Canada. She was awarded a Dove Fellowship to extend this research, and her site offers some of her valuable insights into this area.Her site covers why seniors are on the Net, how many are online, what do they do online, planned giving online, and links to various sites for seniors. Advertisement  11 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. read more

Supreme Court To Consider Review Petitions Against Aadhaar Verdict Tomorrow

first_imgTop StoriesSupreme Court To Consider Review Petitions Against Aadhaar Verdict Tomorrow LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK9 Jan 2021 11:43 PMShare This – xThe review petitions against the September 2018 verdict of the Supreme Court upholding the Aadhaar project are listed before a five judge bench tomorrow.A Constitution Bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, S Abdul Nazeer and BR Gavai will consider the petitions at 1.30 pm in chamber. Of the review bench, Justices Khanwilkar, Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe review petitions against the September 2018 verdict of the Supreme Court upholding the Aadhaar project are listed before a five judge bench tomorrow.A Constitution Bench comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan, S Abdul Nazeer and BR Gavai will consider the petitions at 1.30 pm in chamber. Of the review bench, Justices Khanwilkar, Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan were part of the original bench which decided the case on September 26, 2018.While Justice Khanwilkar and Bhushan were part of the majority, Justice Chandrachud was the lone dissenter in the 5 judge bench.The majority, which comprised the then CJI Dipak Misra, Justices AK Sikri, Khanwilkar and Bhushan upheld the Aaadhar scheme but struck down and read down certain provisions of the Aadhaar Act 2016. The compulsory use of Aadhaar based KYC for mobile connections and bank accounts was prohibited by the SC.The majority judgment authored by Justice Sikri also held that the architecture of Aadhaar, as well as the provisions of the Aadhaar Act, do not tend to create a surveillance state. It was observed that this aspect is ensured by the manner in which the Aadhaar project operates. The judges also found that it is very difficult to create profile of a person simply on the basis of biometric and demographic information stored in CIDR. Insofar as authentication is concerned, there are sufficient safeguard mechanisms, the majority opined.Justice Chandrachud, in his dissent, held the entire Aadhar Act to be unconstitutional. He also held that the passing of Aadhaar Act as a money bill was a fraud on the Constitution. Justice Chandrachud further observed it was worrying that a foreign company has the source code of the Aadhaar project and that there were valid concerns about the infringement of citizens’ privacy.Foreign Company Has Source Code of Aadhaar Project; It Has Access To Citizens’ Information : Certain Worrying Findings By Justice ChandrachudOn November 13, 2019, In Rojer Mathew v South Indian Bank, a 5-judge bench of the SC doubted the correctness of the interpretation of the majority judgment in K S Puttaswamy v Union of India which had held that Aadhaar Bill was in substance a Money Bill within the meaning of Article 110(1) of the Constitution.The Rojer Mathew decision noted that the majority dictum in Aadhaar judgment did not substantially discuss the effect of the word ‘only’ in Article 110(1) and did not examine the repercussions of a finding when some of the provisions of an enactment passed as a “Money Bill” do not conform to Article 110(1)(a) to (g).Observing so, the bench in Rojer Mathew referred the issue to a larger bench.In 2019, the Parliament passed the Aadhaar Amendment Act 2019 with the stated objective of rectifying the infirmities in the Act which the Supreme Court pointed out. These amendments also allowed the ‘voluntary’ use of Aadhaar for mobile-sim authentication and Bank KYC purposes. The validity of these amendments have also been called in question before the Supreme Court.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Ambulance personnel to engage in industrial action in Letterkenny

first_imgHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Siptu members working for the National Ambulance Service are to engage in industrial action at Letterkenny University Hospital from Saturday week next, December 9th.SIPTU has confirmed the action is on foor of what it claims is management’s failure to implement a Rights Commissioner recommendation.Siptu Organiser Martin O’Rourke says the HSE and ambulance service agreed to implement the recommendation three years ago, but never did so.Talks are scheuduled for the Workplace Relations Commission on Wednesday next.Martin O’Rourke says the action should not impact on patients, but if the dispute escalates, that could change………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/martinorourke.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Ambulance personnel to engage in industrial action in Letterkenny Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twittercenter_img Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter By News Highland – November 30, 2017 Previous articleSuspected illegal anabolic steroid manufacturing site uncovered near LetterkennyNext articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Thursday 30th November News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

Husband, wife found dead in Delaware River, 5-year-old daughter found alive in nearby SUV: Police

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — A husband and wife were found dead in the Delaware River Thursday morning while their 5-year-old daughter was located nearby, according to Philadelphia police.The woman, approximately 30 years old, was found around 5:45 a.m., according to the Philadelphia Police Department. She was pulled out of the river and pronounced dead about one hour later.A 5-year-old girl was found in a Nissan SUV and told officers she was with her father, police said. The girl was taken to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to be evaluated, police said.A second body was found in the river, which police determined was the husband of the woman and the father of the 5-year-old.He was pulled out of the river and pronounced dead at 10:43 a.m.Police said the investigation is ongoing. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Patriots’ QB Tom Brady: ‘I still have more to prove’

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Joe Faraoni / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — As New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady begins to plan out his plans for the future, he posted to Instagram on Wednesday indicating he might want to return to the field for the 2020 season.“In both life and football, failure is inevitable,” Brady wrote. “You don’t always win. You can, however, learn from that failure, pick yourself up with great enthusiasm, and place yourself in the arena again. And that’s right where you will find me. Because I know I still have more to prove.”The 42-year-old Brady will become a free agent for the first time in his career this March. ESPN notes that the Patriots can not assign Brady the franchise tag, giving the quarterback more leverage to dictate his plans.“II wish every season ended with a win, but that’s not the nature of sports (or life),” Brady continued. “Nobody plays to lose. But the reward for working hard is just that, the work!!”“I have been blessed to find a career I love, teammates who go to battle with me, an organization that believes in me, and fans who have been behind us every step of the way.”After New England’s first-round playoff loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Brady had told reporters that it was “probably unlikely” that he would retire. His latest social media post expands on that, insisting that he wants to learn from failure, and, he says “I still have more to prove.”Patriots owner Robert Kraft told NBC Sports this week that he strongly hopes Brady either returns to the only team he’s every played for, or retires. Meanwhile, head coach Bill Belichick told reporters on Sunday that the organization would take the time to determine how they view the future of all of their free agents, Brady included. Belichick additionally referred to Brady as an “iconic figure in this organization.”It’s unclear what contract demands Brady would make, should he choose to return. He earned $23 million in 2019, less than 12 other quarterbacksThere has been some speculation that Brady could look to sign with the Tennessee Titans to be reunited with their head coach, and his former Patriots teammate Mike Vrabel. Some have also wondered whether Brady would return to his California roots and sign with the Los Angeles Chargers.  Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. January 8, 2020 /Sports News – National Patriots’ QB Tom Brady: ‘I still have more to prove’center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Evansville Police Department to Host FIRST STEP Advanced Student Threat Assessment & Intervention Response…

first_imgOn July 27th and 28th, the Evansville Police Department will host the FIRST STEP Advanced Student Threat Assessment and Intervention Response Program.  FIRST STEP gives you the skills, materials, and confidence to quickly and effectively assess, intervene, and manage a student who has made a threat of violence.This training is for Police Officers, School Resource Officer, Teachers, School Administrators, Counselors, Residential Life Coordinators as well as anyone else involved in the education and safety of students.Every student who is planning to attack a school has stepped onto The Path to Violence. When this occurs, the best way to ensure the immediate and long term safety of your school community is to guide that student off The Path to Violence and back to the person he used to be and can be again.FIRST STEP helps you to do just that–assess, intervene, and guide students back to a safe place–back to the FIRST STEP–the place they were before they began to travel down The Path to Violence.This two-day advanced professional development course gives you 12 new skills to stop a school attack, change students’ lives, as well as to increase your personal growth and enhance your professional worth.1. Implement effective and realistic techniques to save lives2. Distinguish normal from threatening behaviors3. Identify indicators of imminent or impending danger4. Assess (read) student behaviors and determine their true risk level5. Predict type & intensity of future student behaviors & calculate potential risk6. Utilize proactive and effective (included) intervention plans to lower the risk level7. Administer effective discipline after a student has made a threat of violence8. Integrate suspended and expelled students safely back into the school9. Prevent stigmatizing students and alienating parents10. Positively change the lives of students11. Enhance your quality of life and raise your school’s total climate12. Protect your school and yourself against civil liabilityFIRST STEP can be used as a stand-alone program or to supplement your existing procedures!Those who have these skills are invaluable members of their community and profession!For more INFORMATION & to REGISTER online go to http://peoplearetheprize.com/_pages/classes/first-step-student-threat-assessment-program.html or visit People are the Prize at www.peoplearetheprize.com.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Global supply issue forces Rank Hovis to raise prices

first_imgRank Hovis, the miller, has announced a price rise, effective immediately. Flour has risen £34.38p a tonne, equivalent to 55p per 16kg bag.The last increase took place in early October last year and, prior to that, in August. Jon Tanner, Rank Hovis’ sales and marketing director, told British Baker: “The price of domestic and world wheats continues to rise. There are many reasons for the increase, including a poor UK harvest last year, which makes us all the more dependent on a good summer this year.”The root cause is global supply issues. These are exacerbated by wheat export taxes in several countries. Additionally the flow of money in and out of commodities does not help; it is estimated that speculators have added around 15-20% to the price.”He continued: “2008/9 world total wheat production is forecast at 645m tonnes. We need a record harvest; the world will be in trouble if we encounter weather events similar to last year, because, worldwide, we have the lowest stocks on record.”Tanner is due to leave Rank Hovis and the milling industry for another international job at the end of the month. Until a replacement is found, his role will be overseen by Gary Sharkey, head of wheat procurement.Sharkey told British Baker: “The wheat market is a continuously evolving picture due to the spread of harvests around the world and their cropping seasons, which take place every month of the year and change the dynamics. Global warming seems to be making a difference, because it appears to be causing extremes. There have been six years of drought in Australia, but also the worst flooding over here in July 2007 that we have seen for years. Using crops for biofuels is also an issue and must be addressed globally.”=== Wheat facts and figures ===* World wheat prices rose 120% last year* Excessive rain damaged UK and US crops* Drought curbed yields in Canada and Australia* In a good year, the UK can supply 80% of its own breadmaking wheatlast_img read more

Brand clinic: rejuvenate a craft business

first_imgDon Williams, CEO of brand and design consultacy Pi Global, suggests that brands need gentle nurturing as they pass from one generation to the next.Everything in the universe is governed by life stages: things are born, they reach their prime, they age and ultimately die (cheery eh?). But unlike us frail humans, businesses and brands don’t have to shuffle off their mortal coil in a paltry few decades they die only through neglect and, unlike us, they have the ability to thrive almost indefinitely.Family-run businesses become loved local brands and build up a loyal consumer base, but as the proprietors age, so do their customers.So how do craft bakers rejuvenate themselves without disenfranchising the people who have been their bread and butter over the years? The process of handing a business down a generation must be difficult, fraught with tensions and, sometimes, extremely painful. It’s easy to understand how parents who have put their hearts, souls and hard-earned cash into a business building it up from nothing, creating its personality and knowing it as well, if not better, than they know each other feel extremely uncomfortable at the thought of passing it down to a child, who has some pretty radical, if not alien, ideas for dragging the bakery into the 21st century.But unless that son or daughter is allowed to have their head and do what they believe is right, then the whole thing will fall apart anyway. The ability to retain the bedrock of what made the business strong while simultaneously setting about injecting new life and attracting younger consumers into the ’brand’ must surely be the biggest dilemma facing family bakers who are in this transition phase.So what’s the magic formula to smooth this passage? There isn’t one; every situation is different, involving different personalities and a whole raft of intricate functional and emotional issues, but what I would say is, ’Never throw away the Bath Buns with the bakery waste’. If the business and let’s remember that the business is a brand has a strong foundation, do not dig it up in an attempt to make it ’trendy’.Trend brands don’t live very long it’s a no-brainer! Great or serious brands are timeless; they fit the era in which they exist, without pandering to fads and fashion. This way they don’t have to reinvent themselves every two weeks at vast expense and potential damage to the longevity of the brand.Remember Mr Kipling? The visual equities of the brand were thrown away overnight and we all know the result. Understand the bedrock and gently evolve it. Make it work harder, identify the ’family jewels’ and treasure them. Introduce new ones and build on them. It’s entirely possible to breathe life into an old tradition without destroying what’s great about it. The only reason for throwing away existing equity is if the business is moribund if it has become so irrelevant that there is nothing worth holding onto. Then there is every reason to completely reposition it and create new equity.In summary, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it polish it!last_img read more

Brace’s announces sports grants

first_imgNewport-based Brace’s Bakery has announced the teams that will receive a slice of £10k as part of its Community Sport Fund.The family-owned bakery launched its Community Sport Fund in April and invited sports groups across south-east Wales and the Valleys to apply for small grants of £250-£500.Of the 370 teams that applied, the £10k helped 22 teams in the local area, ranging from rugby and football to horse riding and lawn bowls. The successful clubs cater for all ages, backgrounds and interests and are the very definition of community sport.From new kits and training equipment to coaching qualifications and a new scoreboard, the grants will cover the costs of making changes to help the clubs go from strength to strength.Scott Richardson, Brace’s chief executive, said: “We pride ourselves on doing everything we can to help our local community and have loved running our first ever Community Sport Fund.“We had an overwhelming response to the Fund and picking the final teams was a really hard decision; we wish we could have sponsored them all, but we hope those that were unsuccessful this time will apply again next year.”The 22 successful teams were announced earlier this month on Brace’s website and social media.last_img read more