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first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Microsoft and Visa. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline, RELX, and Sage Group. 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. 3 funds to buy for a Stocks and Shares ISA Enter Your Email Address Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge The Stocks and Shares ISA deadline is fast approaching. With that in mind, here are three funds to buy for the tax-efficient wrapper right now. I would buy all of these funds for my own ISA. Funds to buy One of the best growth funds on the market right now is the Blue Whale Growth fund, in my opinion. I would buy this fund for my Stocks and Shares ISA today to gain exposure to some of the world’s fastest-growing businesses. 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…At the time of writing, 8% of the fund is invested in Microsoft, 8% is invested in software group Adobe and 6% in payments processer Visa. Around 70% is invested in the US, with the remainder around the world. The one big risk of investing in growth stocks is volatility. Growth stocks can be incredibly volatile, so this fund might not be for all investors. In recent weeks, rising interest rates have caused growth stocks to fall in value. This trend could continue. The fund also only yields 0.08%. This could make it unappealing to income investors. Still, I think this is one of the best funds to buy now, considering its exposure to international growth investments. Stocks and Shares ISAThe tax benefits of a Stocks and Shares ISA make them the perfect wrappers for holding income investments. I think the TB Evenlode Income fund is one of the best funds to buy for income. The fund has a dividend yield of 3% at present. It holds some of the market’s best income stocks, such as Relx, Sage and GlaxoSmithKline. Around 84% of Evenlode’s assets are invested in UK stocks. The rest is invested in the US and Europe. I think this provides a good level of diversification for income investors. The most considerable risk facing this fund is the possibility of dividend cuts. Last year, many income stocks slashed their distributions to investors to preserve cash in the pandemic. As a result, income funds had to cut their dividends to investors. This is a threat that’s always going to be overhanging Evenlode. It’s the big challenge all income investors face. Despite these challenges, I would buy the fund for my Stocks and Shares ISA today. Local index Both of the funds above have lots of overseas exposure. For exposure to UK stocks, I would buy a simple FTSE 250 tracker fund.These passive funds are only designed to track the performance of the underlying index. As a result, there’s no chance of them outperforming. That’s the biggest risk of this investment. If the index struggles, the fund will struggle as well. The manager is also unable to avoid certain investments. That means the fund may own investments that do not conform to certain standards, such as weapons and oil & gas. As a straightforward way to invest in the UK, I think this is an excellent Stocks and Shares ISA pick without paying over the odds for an expensive manager. As most active fund managers underperform the index over the long run anyway, I’m not worried about missing out on profits.  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.center_img Image source: Getty Images Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 27th March, 2021 Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more


first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Evin Bachelor, Law Fellow, Agricultural and Resource Law Program, Ohio State UniversityThe Ohio General Assembly has returned from the midterm elections with a potentially busy lame duck session ahead of it. Already a number of bills that we have been monitoring have seen activity in their respective committees.The Ohio Senate Agriculture Committee held first hearing on multi-parcel auction bill. State senators heard testimony on House Bill 480 on Nov. 13. The bill would authorize the Ohio Department of Agriculture to regulate multi-parcel auctions, which are currently not specifically addressed in the Ohio Revised Code. The bill also defines “multi-parcel auction,” saying such an auction is one involving real or personal property in which multiple parcels or lots are offered for sale in part or in whole. The bill would also establish certain advertising requirements. The bill’s primary sponsor, Representative Brian Hill of Zanesville, says that he introduced the bill in an effort to recognize by statute what auctioneers are already doing, and to do so without interrupting the industry. The bill passed the Ohio House of Representatives 93-0 in June.last_img read more


first_imgIt wasn’t that long ago that Yahoo stood accused of letting Flickr decay beyond repair. Today, under the guidance of new CEO Marissa Mayer, the company has given the oft maligned image-sharing community a major facelift. Yahoo’s announcement promises a Flickr that’s “more spectacular, much bigger, and one you can take anywhere.”  Introducing The GridThe most instantly noticeable change is an aesthetic one. Your photos have enlarged themselves to jaw dropping size and now dominate the screen. Taking a cue from Instagram, your home page is now an infinite scroll through your contacts’ recent photos.Your profile page has also gone the way of Pinterest and Windows 8, filling the page with a grid of images. Just like Facebook and Twitter, your profile page includes a background photo to offset your profile picture. I found that Flickr had already put one of my Favorites as my background image, a photo I didn’t even take myself. As it’s not credited, I certainly hope the photographer doesn’t take issue. Tags:#flickr#Yahoo Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… lauren orsini 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the grid. Here’s what’s new on your Flickr account:Room To GrowAs recently as yesterday, free Flickr users could upload and display 200 images at a time. Now every user has one terabyte of storage space. For those of you playing along at home, that’s enough for roughly 200,000 photos. Or as the Flickr staff puts it even more dramatically, “you could take a photo every hour for forty years without filling one.”Following Flickr’s consistently freemium model, you can get even more perks by going pro. Fifty dollars will remove all advertisements. And for the serious professional, $499.99 will double your storage space to two terabytes per year. Or, you know, more than 400,000 photos. If you already had an original Flickr Pro account, priced at $24.95, you’re getting a heck of a deal. Yahoo has upgraded you to the $49.99 option until August 2013, free of charge. Pro user Aaron Brazell sent us a screenshot of his pro account, pictured below: A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Wait, What’s Going On?A lot here has changed and Flickr power users are still trying to figure out what’s new. Flickr’s most active discussion forum, Flickr Central, is abuzz with comments about the change. Given that these are the people that continued to daily use Flickr even as the rest of the Internet complained it was dead, it’s no surprise they’re unhappy with the change.“I signed on Flickr to post a story about Yahoo vowing not to screw up Tumblr … and then I see the clusterfuck that is the new homepage,” one user wrote. Meanwhile, confusion abounds at Flickr’s official Help Forum. I’d be amazed if the staff can answer all 1,100 plus questions that were added in the last hour. It looks like Yahoo might want to update Flickr’s FAQ guidelines, which still link to old news like the ability to pay $24.95 for a pro subscription.If you’re confused, don’t add to the backlog. I have reached out to Yahoo for details on when the new FAQ will be up and will update when we know more. Update May 21 at 8 AM Pacific: a Yahoo spokesperson informed me the Flickr FAQ has been updated with new information about the redesign.  Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts last_img read more


first_imgIndia has registered its first golden success in Asian Games 2010 with Pankaj Advani topping in the English Billiards singles event of the Asian Games on Sunday.Advani won his first world championship title in 2003 IBSF World Snooker Championship in China. Advani, who is the only player to have achieved a ‘grand double’ of winning both the points and timed formats at the IBSF World Billiards Championships 2005, repeated the same feat at the 2008 Championships held in Bangalore.The ace cueist, however, failed to defend his title in the Point format, going down to nine-time world champion England’s Mike Russell in a one-sided final in August this year.With PTI inputslast_img read more


first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, December 18, 2017 – Providenciales – The Turks and Caicos Government is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Derek Been as the new Director of Immigration within the Ministry of Border Control and Employment Services.Mr. Been who officially took up the post on Wednesday, November 15th, 2017, holds a Post Graduate Degree from the University of Leicester Business School and previously dedicated over 10 years to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service where he served as the former Under Secretary in the Ministry of Tourism, Communication and Immigration from 1999 – 2004; as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs from 2006-2009 and as the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Utilities and Housing from 2009-2010, before taking up the post of Deputy Director of the Turks and Caicos Islands Ports Authority from 2010-2016.During his tenure in government Mr. Been had the opportunity to assist in a number of key projects including the construction of the North and Middle Caicos Causeway, Leeward Highway, the introduction of the Ports Authority, the Public Works Change Initiative, the Blue Ribbon Commission and several other key projects.Mr. Been is a civic leader having dedicated many years of service to the Boys Scouts where he serves as the Leader of the Grand Turk Division and is a member of the Turks and Caicos National Museum.   He is also the founder and webmaster of Grand Turk Events which seeks to bring awareness to community events on the island of Grand Turk.Deputy Governor and Head of the Public Service Her Excellency Anya Williams stated that she was pleased to welcome Mr. Been back to the civil service and in such a critical role at such a critical time;  “I am pleased to congratulate Mr. Been on his appointment and to welcome him back to the Turks and Caicos Islands Civil Service.   His appointment which is a critical one, comes at a very critical time as we seek to make a number of positive changes in the structures, systems and management in the Ministry of Border Control and more specifically in the Immigration Department.Mr. Been possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience, having previously served as a former Under Secretary within this and numerous other ministries along with serving as a former Permanent Secretary within government.   He is fully aware of both the challenges and needs of the department and has already in his short time in the department set about an action plan for change.   I look forward to working with him and to supporting him in his role where I have every confidence that he will do exceptionally well.”Deputy Premier, Honourable Sean Astwood added, “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Mr. Been to the Ministry of Border Control and Employment. Mr. Been assumes the vital role of Director of Immigration at a pivotal moment in our country’s history, where now more than ever, there needs to be sound direction and developments in the policies and practices guiding both migration and immigration activities for the protection and security of our borders.Mr. Been, as a former Civil Servant, Under Secretary and Permanent Secretary of numerous areas within Government, brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience that will be fundamental to the department’s ability to address the many challenges that have inundated our communities and social systems over the years.   While we have embarked on numerous initiatives for the reshaping of migration and immigration in the TCI, there is a long road ahead of us but I am encouraged by the energy and diversity that Mr. Been has on how the department, and indeed the country, can achieve its goals.Over the coming weeks Mr. Been will be working to institute new guidelines and policies for the improvement and revitalization of his department and together, with our support, I expect that he will have another long successful tenure with us.”Commenting on the appointment himself Mr. Derek Been said: “I am most thankful to Almighty God for granting me the opportunity to serve in such a role and at such a time.   I am fully cognizant of the inherent challenges and threats that seem to dominate the immigration and labour sectors.   However, opportunities also exist and the way we manage migration and immigration is critical to the cultural, social and economic well-being of these Islands and for those who conduct business and reside here permanently.   The Immigration Department is essentially an enforcement body.   The staff that I lead are expected to operate within the provision of the laws of the country.   I expect the officers to be fair, firm and consistent in exercising their functions and we expect the Public and our clients to appreciate and adhere to the law.As it relates specifically to the role as Director, I will support lawful entry to persons (business and pleasure) who will benefit these Islands, while preventing the abuse of the society and its economy.I look forward to continuing the efforts to improve service delivery and processes that we manage, and to achieve efficiency and effectiveness.   Critical to meeting our objectives is increased staff training and cross training, forging strategic alliances and the use of technology to protect our borders.    I look forward to supporting the team at the Ministry of Border Control and Employment in achieving the broader objectives.” Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgA sharp increase over the next three years in the number of personnel and aircraft based at Naval Air Station Lemoore in central California has prompted Navy officials to begin discussions with local leaders about the possibility of expanding the 19,000-acre base.At a luncheon Monday at the Rotary Club of Fresno, Capt. Monty Ashliman Jr., the base’s commander, praised the station’s surrounding communities for their willingness to consider a possible expansion. Ashliman emphasized the need for the base and its neighbors to avoid conflicts that could interfere with Lemoore’s mission.“Without our military installations and surrounding communities working in coordination with one another, we run the risk of minimizing training opportunities available,” he told the audience, reported the Fresno Bee.A 25 percent jump in personnel at the base, home of the Pacific Strike Fighter Wing, is expected as DOD diverts 60 percent of its spending to the Pacific theater, the commander said.Lemoore, which already is the largest naval installation in the country for carrier-based aircraft, will gain more than 3,000 people, including family members, before 2019. The Navy will add two F-18 fighter jet squadrons by the end of 2018 to the 15 F-18 squadrons — plus one auxiliary squadron — now stationed there. In a year, F-35 crews will start arriving at the installation.An expanded mission can be expected to bolster the central San Joaquin Valley economy, according to the story.In addition to expanding its boundaries to accommodate its expanded mission, Lemoore also will need to obtain more water to farm vacant land on the installation. Growing crops on the land helps control the rodent population, which in turn limits the number of birds at the installation — a serious threat to aircraft operations. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more