French Connection to up dividend after profit boost

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Where I’m investing my money in this market crash

first_img 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. Rupert Hargreaves 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” It’s fair to say the current market crash caught many investors by surprise. In the first few weeks of 2020, the stock market rallied to new highs. It looked as if, after several years of stagnation, the global economy was finally starting to take off.Unfortunately, it now looks as if this economic growth has come crashing to a halt. Businesses all around the world are reporting a decline in trading activity due to the coronavirus scare.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…Some companies are suffering a lot more than others. Airlines, the cruise industry, hotels and the hospitality sector are all facing substantial dips in demand. And there’s no telling when this will come to an end.However, the indiscriminate selling that’s gripped the stock market over the past few weeks has thrown up some fantastic bargains. These could be too good to pass up for investors that can afford to invest for the long run.Market crash opportunitiesSome companies are better positioned to weather the current economic storm than others. For example, consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser, which owns the Dettol cleaning brand, among others, could actually see an increase in the demand for its products.Meanwhile, Segro, which owns big box logistic assets around the UK and Europe, is unlikely to see a sustained drop-off in custom. Customers will want to maintain their relationship with the business as the demand for logistics assets isn’t going to decline over the long run. Therefore, customers will continue to ensure they pay their bills on time.Now could be the perfect time to snap up shares in these businesses. They might even come out stronger on the other side of the virus outbreak.Buy the market?Another way to play the market crash is to buy the market as a whole. Picking stocks can be a challenging and time-consuming process. A great way to profit from market volatility, without doing much extra work, is to buy a low-cost tracker fund.Buying a FTSE 250 or FTSE 100 tracker fund would allow you to play the market crash without having to worry about researching stocks. Plenty of other investment funds are also available. However, the primary benefit of using a tracker fund is cost.The lowest cost of FTSE 100 tracker fund on the market at the moment charges less than 0.1% per annum and management fees. That’s compared to around 1% for most actively managed investment funds. The impact fees can have on your investment returns over the long term cannot be understated.Keeping costs lowOver the past three-and-a-half decades, the FTSE 100 has returned around 9% per annum. At this rate, an investment of £10,000 could become £129,000. That’s after three decades of saving in a low-cost fund with charges of just 0.1% per annum.On the other hand, if this money is invested in a fund that charges 1% per annum, the final pot would be worth just £100,000. An investor would pay £32k in fees over this period.So overall, if you’re looking for investments in this market crash, high-quality stocks that offer a unique service, as well as tracker funds, could be worth investigating. Image source: Getty Images 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 Where I’m investing my money in this market crashcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 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. 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RNLI receives unusual bequest

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. Howard Lake | 8 October 2000 | News The RNLI is to receive just over half the estate of the late Cynthia Watson which will be worth over £1 million, enough to help the charity to buy a new lifeboat. All bequests often carry an interesting personal story, but this one is more unusual than most.The RNLI is to receive just over half the estate of the late Cynthia Watson which will be worth over £1 million, enough to help the charity to buy a new lifeboat. All bequests often carry an interesting personal story, but this one is more unusual than most.According to Steve Bird writing in The Times, the publication of the will revealed that the late Cynthia Watson was, unbeknownst to most friends and neighbours, in fact the late Peter Acke. Advertisement  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Edward Wakewalker of the RNLI did well in discussing the unusual circumstances of the donation with The Times, discreetly balancing his “he or she” and “his or her.” “It’s a shame in some ways” said Mr Wakewalker, “that we don’t know more about Cynthia or Peter and his or her background.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis RNLI receives unusual bequest read more

Building Structures and Skills for Fundraising: 2 (Fundraising Close to Home)

first_img Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News Building Structures and Skills for Fundraising: 2 (Fundraising Close to Home) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  15 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.last_img read more

Alzheimer’s Disease International – Global Charter Petition 2008

first_img  42 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Alzheimer’s Disease International – Global Charter Petition 2008 Tagged with: Individual giving Promotional Howard Lake | 8 October 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis We are facing a public health and social care emergency and immediate action is needed!Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and accounts for 60-70% of all cases. Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias are progressive, degenerative illnesses that attack the brain. They affect people’s abilities, impacting on all aspects of their life and upon others in their lives, particularly those who care for them day by day.Every year, 4.6 million new cases of dementia are reported worldwide: One new case every seven seconds. By 2050, it is projected that there will be 100 million people with dementia in the world. No country is adequately prepared to deal with a crisis of this magnitude.Lack of awareness and understanding has resulted in insufficient resources to address this crisis. Worldwide, attention to this rapidly growing problem is so small that most of those affected continue to suffer without help, or hope. This must change! The quality of life of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias can be transformed. Too often, they, their families and carers lack the support that they need and deserve.We, the members of Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), representing 77 associations around the world, urgently call upon all governments and stakeholders to act now.Please sign the petition at http://www.globalcharter.org/ 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.  41 total views,  1 views today Advertisementlast_img read more

Core funding and free training for health charities from 2018 GSK IMPACT Awards

first_imgCore funding and free training for health charities from 2018 GSK IMPACT Awards Tagged with: Funding health Watch: The GSK IMPACT Awards 2016 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7  78 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Applications for the 2018 GSK IMPACT Awards are now open. The annual awards provide core funding, training and national recognition for charities that “are doing excellent work to improve people’s health”.Up to 20 awards will be made, ranging from £3,000 to £40,000.In addition, successful applicants will have a film made about their work, receive support with press and publicity and will be given a set of promotional materials. They will also receive free training and development valued at a further £6,000. This will consist of three days of training leading up to the GSK IMPACT Awards ceremony in London.Thereafter they will be invited to join the wider GSK IMPACT Awards Network. This connects past award winners both online and at meetings held across the UK, to get and give support, share best practice and continue their professional development.EligibilityApplications are invited from organisations that are at least three years old, a registered charity, working in a health-related field in the UK, and with an income of between £80,000 and £2.5 million. This is higher than previous years when the minimum income was £25,000 to £2 million.Applications to the 2018 GSK IMPACT Awards can be made via The King’s Fund until 22 September 2017.center_img  77 total views,  3 views today 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. Howard Lake | 3 July 2017 | News Advertisementlast_img read more

Up to £15,000 available to community businesses through Locality Fund

first_img  135 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 8 February 2019 | News Tagged with: Funding grants “As the organisation set up to support and grow community businesses in England, we’re delighted to be continuing Bright Ideas, to provide crucial support and funding for local people who have a great idea but need some support to make it a reality.”Between September 2016 and December 2018, the Bright Ideas Fund supported over 80 groups with £1.85m. Projects ranged from community cafes and veg box delivery services, to public baths and laundrettes.The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund will be open for applications from Tuesday 26 February until Tuesday 9 April.There will be additional funding rounds inAugust – September 2019February 2020 – April 2020August – September 2020February 2021 – March 2021There will also be a webinar on 11am – 12pm Wednesday 13 March 2019 about the application process, with online registration. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Up to £15,000 available to community businesses through Locality Fund AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14  136 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 Locality is offering grants of up to £15,000 to community business start-ups, through a new £3.2m fund.The Community Business Bright Ideas Fund, funded by Power to Change, will offer tailored support and grants of up to £15,000 to 150 groups to develop their projects.Over three years, the fund will give community groups early stage finance to carry out consultations with local people to develop a community business idea and will also give them support and tools to start setting up their community businesses. The funding programme is delivered by Locality in partnership with Co-operatives UK, the Plunkett Foundation and Groundwork UK.The tailored support programme is open to community groups, associations and organisations across England which have a good idea for a community business but need help developing it, or which are just starting out.Locality Chief Executive Tony Armstrong said:“The Bright Ideas Fund will give organisations a chance to make a real difference to the lives of people in their neighbourhoods by getting their community businesses off the ground. Whether you aim to start a local bus service, or set up a health and wellbeing centre, community businesses generate jobs, tackle social isolation and boost the local economy we want you to apply. People all over England are bursting with bright ideas and we are really keen to find them in the areas that need them most like Bradford, Leicester, Hartlepool, Plymouth, Grimsby, Liverpool and Bristol.”Kate Stewart, Director of Programmes at Power to Change, said: Advertisementlast_img read more

Ethanol Producers Respond to Market Conditions

first_img Facebook Twitter Beginning in summer 2012, the prices of ethanol and corn reached levels where production costs at relatively simple ethanol plants exceeded revenue. These simple plants, which are not able to recover corn oil, make up a diminishing portion of the ethanol industry. Reacting to the market conditions, several ethanol plants temporarily shut down. By January 2013, the number of idled ethanol plants had grown to at least 20. Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, and U.S. Department of Agriculture Ethanol Producers Respond to Market Conditions Home Energy Ethanol Producers Respond to Market Conditions By Gary Truitt – Mar 11, 2013 center_img SHARE SHARE Previous articleMajor Farm and Grower Groups Become GEMAA SignatoriesNext articlePork Producers Reaffirm Industry Support for Producer Choice on Sow Housing Gary Truitt Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Fannie Mae Celebrates LGBT Pride Month

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Celebrates LGBT Pride Month The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha Fannie Mae Celebrates LGBT Pride Month Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago June 5, 2018 2,120 Views Share Save in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Ocwen Borrower Outreach Focused on Foreclosure Avoidance Next: Field Services Technology: Directing Traffic, Driving Progress Tagged with: community Equal Housing Fannie Mae Homes HOUSING Lending LGBTcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago community Equal Housing Fannie Mae Homes HOUSING Lending LGBT 2018-06-05 Radhika Ojha To celebrate LGBT Pride month, Fannie Mae recently released a video that highlights its initiatives in this community. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month is celebrated in June every year, honoring the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States, and LGBT Pride month celebrates this historical event with pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts that attract millions of participants from around the world. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had on history locally, nationally, and internationally.From supporting minorities and women to ensuring that the LGBTQ community is an integral part of America’s diverse housing market, Fannie Mae has spearheaded initiatives that make the American Dream of Homeownership a reality for many communities. This video is another example of how the GSE is working to ensure equal housing for all. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Postlast_img read more

Shooting at California mall leaves at least 2 injured

first_imgiStock(BAKERSFIELD, Calif.) — At least two people were reportedly injured in a shooting at a California mall on Monday evening.Gunfire erupted during a fight between two groups of people inside the Valley Plaza Mall in the city of Bakersfield around 6 p.m. local time. A 20-year-old and a 15-year-old were shot, according to Fresno ABC station KFSN-TV.The gunman apparently fled the scene before police arrived and is still at large, KFSN-TV reported.ABC News has reached out to the Bakersfield Police Department, which did not immediately respond.The two victims were transported to a local hospital, according to KFSN-TV. Their conditions were unknown.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more