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£5K to invest in FTSE 100 stocks? I’d buy these 2 growth and income shares in an ISA today

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first_img I’ve been so used to seeing FTSE 100 stocks falling in this unprecedented year, but these two growth and income heroes have taken me by surprise. Both have recovered strongly from the stock market crash, to resume their longer-term upwards trajectory.They’re not the best known stocks on the FTSE 100, but few will have rewarded investors as well over the past five years. If I had £5k to invest today, or any other sum for that matter, I’d consider splitting it between these two companies. Free of tax inside a Stocks and Shares ISA.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 Croda International (LSE: CRDA) share price is up a thumping 110% over five years. It fell during the stock market like almost every other FTSE 100 stock, but has recovered strongly and now trades notably higher than in January.Two top FTSE 100 stocksThe speciality chemicals company hasn’t survived the Covid-19 market crash completely unscathed though. Last month, it reported a 12.8% drop in first-half pre-tax profit to £144.9m, as customer demand fell during the lockdown.Trading’s now stabilised but the future is unclear and, like every other company, Croda is waiting to see how the recovery pans out. It’s still maintained its dividend though.Croda has been a long-term growth star, with a total return of 563% over 10 years, according to AJ Bell. It has trashed most FTSE 100 stocks and this largely explains why the dividend yield looks relatively low at 1.5%, although nicely covered 2.1 times. Progression is all though, and management has shown plenty of that. It has increased the payout at an average annual rate of 15.3% for the last decade. Next year may see a smaller rise of 2.6%, analysts predict.My one worry is that the Croda share price is expensive as it trades at 32 times earnings. Sales are forecast to rise 12% next year though. You pay a price for quality these days. Others may prefer to buy cheap shares, right now.Delivering both growth and incomeMy next FTSE 100 stock pick is life-saving technology specialist Halma (LSE: HLMA), another unsung hero. The Halma share price has performed even better than Croda’s, rising an incredible 200% over five years. It’s also bounced back from the March crash, although not with quite the same vim.Last month, Halma posted record annual profits and revenues for the 17th year in a row, boosted by an impressive 10 acquisitions. However, it did warn profits could fall in 2021, depending on the speed of the recovery.The group looks well-placed to survive the recession, with strong cash generation, a robust financial position, and substantial liquidity. Again, the yield looks low at 0.74%, but that’s mostly down to rapid share price growth. Management has increased its dividend at an average rate of 7% over the past decade, and analysts predict another 8.2% hike next year.Again, the problem here is the valuation. Halma trades at almost 40 times earnings. Harvey Jones | Friday, 28th August, 2020 | More on: CRDA HLMA See all posts by Harvey Jones 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. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Croda International and Halma. 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.center_img 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. £5K to invest in FTSE 100 stocks? I’d buy these 2 growth and income shares in an ISA today “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

Concern that imprisoned journalist, José Luis García Paneque, could die soon

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first_img to go further New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Receive email alerts May 6, 2020 Find out more RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago RSF_en On the second anniversary of his arrest, Reporters Without Borders voiced alarm today at the dramatic decline in the health of José Luis García Paneque, 39, the editor of the independent news agency Libertad, who has lost 40 kg over the past two years in the prisons where he has been serving a 24-year sentence.”García Paneque was unjustly imprisoned simply for being an independent journalist and keeping him in detention any longer could be fatal, so we urgently call on the Cuban authorities to release him to allow him to receive the medical care he needs,” the press freedom organization said.His wife, Yamilé Llanes Labrada, told Reporters Without Borders: “My husband weighed 86 kg when he was arrested and weighs 40 kg less now. He has a case of intestinal malabsorption that is life-threatening. He is weak and emaciated. He has had untreated diarrhea for the past 15 months. He needs food rich in animal protein but is not getting any access to it. He is extremely malnourished and won’t survive if he stays in prison.”García Paneque has been hospitalized twice because of his condition. He was taken from Santa Clara prison in the centre of the country, where he began to serve his sentence, to the Vladimir Lenin hospital in the eastern city of Holguín. The following November, he was admitted to the infirmary of Havana’s Combinado del Este prison, where he is still held.”The diagnosis has been confirmed but my husband is still not getting the food and care he needs,” said Llanes Labrada, who previously contacted Reporters Without Borders about her husband in mid-January. “The authorities know his condition is incompatible with detention but they neither say nor do anything. She said she was also worried about the psychological impact on their four children, who are “traumatized by the fact that their father is being treated so badly.” March 18, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Concern that imprisoned journalist, José Luis García Paneque, could die soon Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet Follow the news on Cuba News CubaAmericas CubaAmericas News October 15, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders issues an urgent appeal for the release of José Luis García Paneque, the editor of the independent news agency Libertad. Two years after his arrest, he is in a state of advanced malnutrition and keeping him in prison could prove fatal. News News Help by sharing this information Organisation October 12, 2018 Find out morelast_img read more

The String Cheese Incident Will Be Live Streaming All Three Of Their New Year’s Performances

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first_imgThe String Cheese Incident is set to take over the 1stBANK Arena in Broomfield, CO from December 29th through the 31st, putting on three unique and exciting “Incidents” for their diehard fans. Cheese recently detailed the run, which will the two members of Big Gigantic collaborate with SCI for “Big Gigantic Incident” on night one, The Floozies open up on night two, and the band play three full sets to ring in the New Year.Fans who are going must be elated, but, if you can’t make it – fear not! The String Cheese Incident has just announced a partnership with nugs.tv to webcast all three shows. You can get all of the details here. The band also has a new album coming out in early 2017, so get ready for lots of exciting Cheese ahead!last_img

The Latest: Australia rugby league tour of England canceled

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first_imgAll first-division matches in the Spanish league are expected to be played without fans until the end of the season.Government officials believe some fans will be allowed back by next season with restrictions.___The International Tennis Federation and four Grand Slam tournaments are pledging more than $300,000 in financial support for wheelchair athletes and national event hosts affected financially by the coronavirus pandemic.Wheelchair tennis players who earned under $100,000 in prize money last year and meet certain ranking requirements can apply for a grant under the program. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The first England-Australia rugby league series in 17 years has been canceled. The conference said each school can use its own discretion in deciding when athletes return to campus. The Big 12 had suspended all team activities, voluntary or required, because of the coronavirus pandemic through May 31. As of June 1, new rules go into effect. In-person required and voluntary team activities are still banned for all athletes from June 1-14.Football players can resume voluntary on-campus activity on June 15. Other fall sport athletes can begin voluntary on-campus activity on July 1. Basketball players can participate in on-campus voluntary activities, starting July 6, and all other sports can resume voluntary activities on campus on July 15.Virtual or online supervised workouts and skill instruction is still not permitted. All required virtual or online activities, such as film study, are limited to eight hours per week and only on-field coaches may conduct those sessions.___The Japanese MotoGP has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. There is still not date set for the return of soccer in Brazil.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 England’s Rugby Football League and the Australian Rugby League Commission made the joint announcement.England was to play Australia at Bolton on Oct 31, at Leeds on Nov. 7, and for the first time at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Nov. 14.The series was canceled because of the uncertainty over global travel, and the need to extend both countries’ domestic seasons, stalled by the pandemic.Both governing bodies are committed to planning a series in 2022, after the Rugby League World Cup in England in 2021.___ June 1, 2020 The Latest: Australia rugby league tour of England canceled The wheelchair tennis tour has been suspended since March and at least until the end of July because of the COVID-19 outbreak.More than 85 ITF-sanctioned wheelchair events have been postponed or canceled.___Italian soccer authorities are considering the possibility of allowing fans into stadiums starting next month.The Italian league is set to resume on June 20 with no spectators allowed. There are also strict rules limiting the number of people in the stadium to 300. That includes both teams, staff and journalists. The president of Spanish soccer club Las Palmas says fans may be allowed in to watch the team’s second-division match against Girona on June 13 in the Canary Islands.Miguel Ángel Ramírez has told the club’s official radio station the official announcement could be made next week.Spain has been gradually easing confinement restrictions across the country and the Canary Islands has been one of the most advanced regions controlling the coronavirus outbreak.Ramírez says Spanish health authorities will have the final say on whether fans will be allowed at the Gran Canaria Stadium.Details were not immediately announced but about a third of the 32,000-capacity venue could be open to fans. Italian media are reporting that the soccer federation could discuss the possibility of increasing that number and permitting a vastly reduced number of fans.Federation president Gabriele Gravina says “it’s something I really wish for with all my heart.”Gravina says “it’s unthinkable that in a stadium that can hold 60,000 there’s not space for a small percentage of fans with the necessary precautions.”___The Big 12 Conference announced its schools can begin bringing athletes back to campus, with the resumption of voluntary activities starting June 15 for football players. The race was scheduled for Oct. 18 at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit. Organizers say they hope to return to the same venue next year.Japan has a big presence in the sport and is the home of manufacturers Yamaha, Honda and Suzuki.Organizers say this is first time since 1986 that Japan will not host a race.MotoGP says it is trying to restart the season with races staying in Europe until mid-November. A race in Japan after that would be too late in the season.___ Brazilian soccer club Vasco da Gama says 16 of its players have tested positive for the coronavirus.The Rio de Janeiro club says the positive results came after tests were conducted on about 250 people.Three players have already recovered and the others remain separated from the group.The club says it will begin a series of medical evaluations on squad members.Atlético Mineiro and Cruzeiro said Sunday one player in each squad tested positive. Atlético said Ecuadorean midfielder Juan Cazares had the virus. Cruzeiro announced that forward Vinícius Popó was infected. Associated Press last_img read more

UW striving to follow last year’s NCAA blueprint

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first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald photoIn 2004, a UW volleyball squad that wasn’t supposed to do much in the NCAA tournament ended up knocking off second-ranked Hawaii en route to the Elite Eight.Seeing as most of that team has returned in 2005, expectations for the Badgers are high.”We’ve been waiting since the end of the NCAA tournament last year, training hard, getting ready for this time,” UW head coach Pete Waite said. “We’re thrilled that we’re home because our fans get to watch us one last weekend. We’re ready to go.”Wisconsin (23-6) begins its 2005 tournament in familiar fashion, repeating last year’s first round with an opening match against Loyola (Ill.) tonight at the Field House. The winner of the match will proceed to the second round Saturday against the victor of the Cal-Valparaiso matchup.The Badgers, who enter the tourney with a No. 11 seed, were able to dismiss Loyola with ease last season, prevailing in three games 30-27, 30-26, 30-25.Loyola has made some changes in the past year and shown some struggles this season. The Ramblers (13-17) are the only competitors in the 64-team draw with a losing record.But since Loyola won seven of its last eight regular-season matches and earned a spot in the tournament by winning the Horizon League Tournament, Waite knows this first match could be a trap game.”It’s a hot team. It’s a team that must be playing their best at this time of year, and that’s what every coach wants,” Waite said. “They’re scrappy, a smaller team than ours. We’re going to have to adjust to their style.”The Badgers were rewarded not just for their success during conference play — they earned sole possession of second place in the Big Ten with a 15-5 conference mark — but also for their lofty attendance figures by gaining home-court advantage for the first two rounds.Waite said the team will be able to obtain the full benefit of opening weekend due to the excitement of the Field House faithful.”It’s a huge difference. The crowd just gets you going when you’re down, and when you’re up, they push you even faster and farther to finish the game and the match,” he explained. “The team just gets a little more charged up when they’re on their own floor. They can stay in a similar routine to the whole season.”Granted that UW holds a considerable advantage in blocking going into tonight’s match (3.5 blocks per game against Loyola’s 1.95), Shelia Shaw admitted her all-Big Ten honor is rendered meaningless once the postseason begins.”Once you start in the NCAA tournament, every team has a clean slate,” Shaw said. “It doesn’t matter what you’ve accomplished in the past because you have to come out prepared to battle in every match.”Loyola coach Marcie Bomhack agreed with Waite in announcing that her team is not focusing on its overall record, but more so on its recent win streak.”All that matters is that we won our conference tournament,” Bomhack said. “We’ve been playing great volleyball at the end of the season, so we feel fortunate to be here right now and playing our best volleyball at the end of the season, which is how it should go.”Looking ahead to the second round: Should the Badgers take care of business against Loyola, UW would likely face a worthy opponent in unseeded but No.16-ranked California (18-10) in the second round Saturday night.But, first, the Golden Bears take on the Valparaiso Crusaders (27-7) tonight, preceding the Badgers’ opening match.”I’m pretty pleased to be here in Madison,” Cal head coach Rich Feller said. “This is a great volleyball town. I’m pretty excited about coming to the hotbed of Midwest volleyball.”Junior setter Samantha Carter of the Golden Bears knows the Crusaders — like Loyola — is a smaller school that would love nothing more than to knock off a giant power like Cal in a major upset.”Our coaches prepared us [by reminding] us that we constantly have targets on our backs, being a ranked team coming into the NCAA,” Carter said. “Playing a team like Valparaiso isn’t scary, but you know they want to beat the big teams in the Pac-10. We just need to go out there and play one game at a time and take care of tomorrow’s match first.”The Crusaders, led by head coach Carin Avery, participated in the InnTowner Invitational earlier this year, so they have gained a slight amount of experience with the UW atmosphere.”We’re very excited to be in Madison again,” Avery said. “After playing here in last year’s NCAA postseason and in the [InnTowner] Tournament this past September, we feel like we have a bit of home-court advantage over California, which is great.”last_img read more

Extended Weather Forecast for The Bahamas and the Turks Caicos Islands

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first_imgEXTENDED FORECAST: (FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS) THAT SURFACE TROUGH AND LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO SLOWLY DRIFT EAST TO OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDS THROUGH THURSDAY Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 14, 2017 – Nassau – THIS IS A PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT TUESDAY 14TH NOVEMBER 2017 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 6AMGENERAL SITUATION:  A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ALONG WITH A BROAD LOW TO MID LEVEL TROUGH EXTENDING FROM CUBA TO ACROSS THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS CONTINUES TO STREAM DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE INTO THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS THROUGH TONIGHT AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.SPECIAL WARNINGS: MARINERS AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO HIGH RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND ROUGH SURF ALONG NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp FORECASTER: S. MATHER  /C.G.Photo: Turks and Caicos Islands SUNRISE: 6:26 AM                                                           SUNSET:               5:22 PMMOONSET: 3:19 PM                                                        MOONRISE:          3:49AM     WEDLOW TIDE: 10:50 AM                       &                             11:06PMHIGH TIDE: 4:49 PM                        &                             5:22AM                WED TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: Showers and thunderstorms have increased a little during the past several hours in association with a low pressure system located about 400 miles south-southwest of the Azores.   Additional development of this system is Possible, and it could become a subtropical cyclone during the next couple of days before upper-level winds become unfavorable.  Regardless of development, this low is expected to produce winds to near gale force during the next day or two while it moves slowly northeastward.   Formation chance through 5 days is medium 50 percent. This does not pose a threat to our area. ALL AREASWEATHER: VARIABLE CLOUDY AND BREEZY WITH PASSING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS …..MOSTLY CLOUDY TO OVERCAST SKIES WITH WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, SOME OF WHICH MAY BECOME HEAVY TO SEVERE AT TIMES IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS THROUGH TONIGHT.ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. WINDS GUSTY AT TIMES OVER ALL AREAS.SEAS:5 TO 8 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDS…..LIGHT TO MODERATE NORTHEASTERLY TO EASTERLY SWELLS OVER THE OPEN ATLANTIC WATERS. FORECAST FOR  THURSDAYWEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY AND WARM WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS OVER THE EXTREME NORTHWEST AND SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDS INCLUDING THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS, 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS, 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE                 85 °F      29 °COVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURE             72 °F      22 °C FORECAST FOR  WEDNESDAYWEATHER: VARIABLY CLOUDY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS MAINLY OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDSWINDS: NORTHEASTERLY 15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND SOUTHWESTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS BUT OCCASIONALLY FALLING TO LIGHT IN THE SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDSSEAS: 5 TO 8 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDS Related Items:last_img read more

Man Base Jumps from the American Flag Crane in Downtown

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first_img Posted: September 7, 2018 , Updated: 6:23 PM Man Base Jumps from the ‘American Flag’ Crane in Downtown Ignored verbal warnings from SDPD chopper September 7, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man wearing a parachute jumped from a crane in the East Village Friday and was uninjured when he landed on a street several hundred feet below, police said.Dispatchers received reports shortly before 12:45 a.m. of a man climbing a crane at a building located on 15th Street and J Street, San Diego police Sgt. Michael Stirk said.Officers arrived and a police helicopter hovered at the scene as officers used a loudspeaker to tell the man not to jump, Stirk said. The man ignored orders and proceeded to jump from the crane, which is located at least 480 feet above the street.After he landed in the middle of the 1500 block of Market Street, the unidentified man was a taken to a hospital for a medical issue unrelated to his contact with police, Stirk said.“It was a pre-existing condition,” Stirk said.The man was cited for trespassing and was released, Stirk said. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: San Diego Fire-Rescue FacebookTwitterlast_img read more