FTSE 100: I rate this my one best share to buy now and hold forever

first_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. Alan Oscroft | Friday, 20th November, 2020 | More on: ULVR Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Alan Oscroft Unilever (LSE: ULVR) was in the news this week with its new vegan food targets. The company wants to reach €1bn in sales of plant-based foods by 2027. That would need a five-fold rise in sales, so it’s no easy target. But with the Unilever share price resilient in 2020 and up 55% in five years, I wouldn’t bet against it. In fact, if I could hold only one for the next 20 years, I’d choose Unilever as my best share to buy now.On the vegan thing, it’s not that the UK population is shifting to veganism in any great numbers. But, according to Kantar, consumers are “adopting a more flexitarian routine“. I had fish, chips and peas last night, and that’s flexitarian enough for me. But the real point is that Unilever is almost everywhere.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…When commenting on Unilever, my Motley Fool colleague Cliff D’Arcy was recently reminded of one of Warren Buffet’s key recommendations: “It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.“For Cliff, Unilever fits the wonderful company category close to perfectly. I agree, and for me to pick one best share to buy, I would have to consider it wonderful. Before I look at the stock’s valuation, let me explain why I think Unilever is unavoidable.Love it, hate it, you can’t avoid itThe most wonderful companies must surely be the ones whose products everybody buys. You know, things like essential food and cleaning products. Well, Unilever reckons its brands are present in 98% of UK households. And that its products are used by two billion people every day. That alone would tempt me to name Unilever as my best share to buy.Some of Unilever’s brands command annual sales of more than a billion euros. They include Hellmenn’s (and yes, there’s a vegan mayo), Knorr, Lipton, Axe/Lynx, Magnum… and more.Marmite, love it or hate it, is a Unilever product. Like a bit of Colman’s on your beef? Yep, Unilever. Ben & Jerry’s and Wall’s are among those catering to our sweet teeth. Prefer PG Tips to Lipton tea? You still can’t get away. In the cleaning and personal care stakes we have Cif, Domestos, Vaseline, Sunsilk, Dove and, erm, Zhonghua and Zwitsal. There are dozens and dozens of brands sold around the world that we never see on these shores.I’m not at all surprised that 98% of UK households have Unilever products. What puzzles me is how the other 2% manage to avoid them. But to make it as my best share to buy, the valuation must also be right, right?Is it really my best share to buy?Forecasts suggest a price-to-earnings of around 20. That’s higher than the FTSE 100’s long-term average of around 14. But I’d expect a wonderful company to command a higher valuation. And I think Unilever is well worth it. The dividend looks set to yield a little over 3%, and yes, there are bigger ones out there. But Unilever just keeps its dividend going, and growing, year after year.Would Warren Buffett buy Unilever? As Cliff pointed out, he tried to. All of it. I’ll be happy with just a little bit.center_img Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. 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Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. 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. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 FTSE 100: I rate this my one best share to buy now and hold forever Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

The Power Of The Selfie

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Love it! Very deep and inspirational. Please enter your name here Reply January 31, 2017 at 11:09 pm Matida Manjang is a staff writer for the Apopka High School newspaper The Blue and White. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Rachel I love this article, simply put; you are the image designer of your selfie. So whatever story you tell, it shall be written by what you portray.center_img Reply Apopka High School Blue and White writer explains the “art form” By: Matida Manjang SelfieI am the Mona LisaStaring at myself in my magicAnd I laughCause you get so frightened by my Perfection And you should beThis being can move mountainsThis being can start warsAnd Being is a warAnd I know itAnd no one is allowed to know? Well, too lateNow don’t touch the art— Rowan Blanchard In a world where you are told who to be, what to be, and what to look like sometimes it can be hard to know where you can be you, and where you can show it. This poem gives you the answer, and believe it or not, your weapon is right in the palm of your hand (literally).The selfie.Now, selfies can get a bad reputation for being just another way to show off and another vain thing that causes low self-esteem, but this is a common misconception. Selfies are more than just pictures; they are powerful art, and before you think I am insane for thinking what appears to be a simple picture has power, let me explain. TAGSApopka High SchoolSelfieThe Blue and White Previous articleLegislature may be slamming the brakes on red light camerasNext article20 Compliments You Can Gift Right Now Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Krystal Smith When anyone takes a selfie, they choose how they want to be perceived; they choose to be the author of their own story; because of this, the selfie becomes an art, and the photographer is the muse for this art. As art is often studied looking with the heart and not just with the eyes, so should selfies be… not studies of science because you cannot measure a person’s creativity with quantum physics. As Rowand Blanchard states “[A woman’s image] has always been painted by men, or for men, so when you see a girl take a selfie in public, and she’s literally in control of how she wants to look and how she wants to be portrayed — there’s so much power in that.”Rowand is completely correct; it is time for us to be in control of who we are, and although she speaks in the regards of women, this goes for men, too. Be the Mona Lisa of your painting, and don’t let anyone tell you who to be because you are not only the artist of the painting but the paint, brushes, canvas, inspiration, and masterpiece. Please enter your comment! 2 COMMENTS You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here January 31, 2017 at 3:02 pmlast_img read more

New method approved to research four reservoirs in DFW

first_imgThe 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ ReddIt Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Twitter + posts The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Facebook Linkedin The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ The 109 ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Stories from the polls: Election Day in The109!center_img TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Facebook printCounty officials are taking advantage of low reservoir levels to perform new geological research.As Fort Worth prepares to enter stage two water restrictions, the Tarrant Regional Water District (TWRD) will perform light detection and ranging research (LiDAR) at four reservoirs in the region.According to the National Ocean Service, LiDAR is a remote sensing method used to examine the surface of the earth.Rachel Ickert, the TWRD water resources director, said the method used to gather data on land surfaces where the water levels are down due to the drought.TWRD will gather data on the reservoirs and observe the urban development around them.The data will have several purposes once it is gathered.“The data is used for water quality, water supply planning and flood modeling,” Ickert said.LiDAR is usually collected via helicopter or airplane. Scanners, lasers and GPS receivers are used to collect the data.One of the largest benefits of using LiDAR is the ability to utilize it for flood mapping and flood protection.LiDAR is not new to Fort Worth. In previous years, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has used LiDAR in North Texas as part of a large project to create digital flood mapping throughout the area.Due to the great variation of weather in DFW, the ultimate goal of the TRWD is to be prepared for flooding and work to protect resources during a drought. Twelve swimmers will represent TCU at the USA Swimming Short Course National Championships in Atlanta on Dec. 4 and 5.Six men and six women qualified to compete in the individual-based meet, which showcases the best collegiate talent along with club swimmers 17 and up. The TCU swimmers competing will also face many Olympians at the meet. Michael Phelps competed in the meet last year. TCU athletes are “SPARK-ing” an interest in Fort Worth area students Previous articleBreaking the mold: Multi-sport athletes defy conventional wisdomNext articleNeiman Marcus: New location, same philosophy The 109 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fort Worth braces for more severe weather Linkedin Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store The 109https://www.tcu360.com/author/the-109/ Twitterlast_img read more

Five Graphic Design seniors to unveil three plus years worth of works

first_imgFacebook History professor explores the people behind the fight for civil rights in Texas Linkedin Meet Diane Snow, new dean of the John V. Roach Honors College Twitter Sam Bruton Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ + posts TAGSphotos Welcome TCU Class of 2025 printAfter years of studying graphic design and many long hours in Moudy North, five seniors are ready to display their works to the public just before they receive their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees.The 2016 senior graphic design show opens Monday with a reception from 7-9 p.m. in the Moudy gallery.The students worked in the lab tweaking projects, designing layouts and printing final versions in anticipation of the opening.Each designer will have her own space in the gallery to display her portfolio and thesis presentation.  The public and the creators will see a visual story of who they were as beginning designers and who they are now.            The designers have created a wide variety of works in each class along the way:  Advertising Design, Three-Dimensional Design, Publication Design, Corporate Identity, Packaging Design.  The women fulfilled every requirement of the same curriculum, but there are five distinct designers, each with her own technique.Fales said one of her favorite pieces was a visual timeline of the Kansas City Royals. (Photo Courtesy of Kylie Fales)“The show displays everyone’s creativity,” said Kylie Fales, senior designer. The show is called “Prism” because each designer entered the program with little to no experience and without a distinct style of expression.  After years of projects and critiques, successes and failures, each designer emerges with a unique hand at design and refined talents to take them forward. The show reveals “progressions from where we started to where we are now,” said Erin Donald, senior designer.  “When I look at projects I did last year and compare that to what I’m doing now, the difference is incredible.”Many of the pieces in the show were created when the women were sophomores or juniors.  Each designer is spending hours refining her works with their more mature eye for design.“Looking at the earliest project you realize how much you’ve grown while being here in the program,” said Fales.Dora Fonseca, senior designer, has seen how she has progressed as a designer as well. “In the beginning I used to spend one hour working on a single letter.  As you progress you learn to handle more work faster and have more confidence in it,” she said.Fonseca said her and her four colleagues are basically a family.  The other women agree.Krackenberger said her favorite piece is an advertisement for Tom’s Deodorant. She said the deodorant’s selling point is it’s all-natural quality…that’s why there’s a bit out it. (Photo courtesy of Jenna Krackenberger)“There is a lot of work going into these projects but it’s a lot of fun too because we’re all passionate about it,” said Sarah Strempke, senior designer.Jenna Krackenberger, senior designer, said the show allows them to look back on not only their works but also the works of their colleagues. After all, the women said they have spent many late nights together in the lab, with trips to the snack drawer of course. Virtual Tour: Fort Worth murals and where to find them Facebook ReddIt TCU observes National Child Abuse Prevention Month Previous articleSizzle Reel (Ep. 12 – Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Moana and more)Next articleCar crashes into store on Park Hill Drive Sam Bruton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ ReddIt Sam Brutonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sam-bruton/ Sam is a sophomore Journalism major and Graphic Design minor from Celina, Texas. She has a passion for photography and her cat, Albus. Find her on Twitter and Instagram as @sbbrut! Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedinlast_img read more

Patterson expects ‘vastly improved’ Texas Tech team

first_imgFacebook TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Previous articleWhat we’re reading: It’s hurricane seasonNext articleNews Now 10/10/18 Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Linkedin Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Shawn Robinson continued his turnover trend Saturday night. Photo Courtesy: Heesoo Yang + posts What to watch during quarantine Twitter I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Linkedin Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Robbie Vaglio Facebook printThe Horned Frogs will need to contain Texas Tech’s high-powered offense, which averages a Big 12-best 48.4 points per game, in order to stay on the winning side of conference play.TCU football enters Thursday’s game against Tech following a bye week where the team rested, recovered and practiced.Head coach Gary Patterson announced Monday that sophomore quarterback Shawn Robinson will play, with his starting role still to be determined. He was helped off the field in the fourth quarter of the Iowa State game after suffering a shoulder injury.Shawn Robinson continued his turnover trend against Iowa State. Photo by Heesoo Yang“Practice with the bye was good,” said senior linebacker Alec Dunham. “I think we surprised Coach Patterson with the energy we had in the off week.”To prepare for the Red Raiders, Patterson and his team watched film of both past and present Texas Tech stars, including Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.“You’re never surprised with anything when game-planning with Coach P,” said Dunham. “He’s a guy that’s looking at everything. Coach P just tries to uncover every rock and leave no rock unturned.”The Horned Frogs work on their line play during practice. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Patterson said the team is “prepared for possibly everything” they will see against Texas Tech but would not put anything past Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury, who he called “one of the brightest minds in all of college football.”The nation’s leader in total offense, Texas Tech, will travel to Fort Worth averaging 591.4 yards per game through their first five contests. The Red Raiders also rank second nationally in passing offense with 407.6 yards per game.Last season, TCU traveled to Lubbock and defeated the Red Raiders 27-3, but the score did not reflect what happened on the field in Patterson’s eyes.“We ended up giving up only three points, but they ran for over 200 yards against us,” he said. “You gotta get ready to handle it all. They’re a lot tougher to defend.”Kingsbury has utilized three different quarterbacks this season: Alan Bowman, McLane Carter and Jett Duffey. Duffey has beaten teams with both his legs and arm, as he has completed 64 percent of his passes for 265 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 167 yards and two touchdowns this season.“I think any defense needs to respect Texas Tech and what they’re known for,” Dunham said. “You can’t prepare for anything because their Air Raid offense does it all, so the biggest thing is going in and preparing and honing in on our rules. We prepare to do everything.”Bowman is in select company as one of six Texas Tech quarterbacks since 1999 to throw for at least 10 touchdowns with three or fewer interceptions through four starts. Bowman has thrown for 1,680 yards and 11 touchdowns with only three interceptions and ranks fourth in the nation in passing yards per game (336 yards).Bowman suffered a partially collapsed lung in Tech’s last game against West Virginia but is expected to be available to play.Alan Bowman (10) drops back to pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson, File)“The Big 12 has all types of quarterbacks that you have to game plan for,” said defensive end Ben Banogu. “We’ll game-plan for all of them, and whoever is out there, we will be ready to play against them. It’s our job to hold them to one less point than what their offense is going to put up.”Dunham said the Frogs did not target their preparation toward one player but the team as a whole.Like the Horned Frogs, Kingsbury and the Red Raiders will enter Thursday’s prime time contest off a bye week. Patterson said this is the best way to schedule a Thursday night game.“It’s never fair if you play on Thursday night and one team plays on Saturday and the other team didn’t,” he said. “The fairest way is that both have the same amount of time.”TCU’s last Thursday night game was Oct. 29, 2015, when the No. 5 Horned Frogs defeated West Virginia, 40-10.The Horned Frogs and the Red Raiders will kickoff under the bright lights of Amon G. Carter Stadium at 6:30 Thursday evening. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Twitterlast_img read more

Noose tightens around independent press ahead of elections and constitutional referendum

first_img Receive email alerts October 4, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Noose tightens around independent press ahead of elections and constitutional referendum Nine independent newspapers critical of President Alexander Lukachenko have been suspended in two months on false bureaucratic pretexts, ahead of 17 October elections and a constitutional referendum that could allow the president to seek a third term. RSF_en Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders dismissed as a “crude device to gag the press” an information ministry ban on nine independent newspapers in two months, ahead of elections and a constitutional referendum on 17 October.Three of the newspapers were suspended within the last week. They were: Regionalnaya Gazeta, Narodni Predprinimatel and Regionalniye Vedomosti, all for a period of three months. Elsewhere editor of the weekly Birzha Novostei, Yelena Rovbetskaya was sentenced to pay a swingeing fine on 30 September for defamation of President Alexander Lukachenko.”This wave of suspensions is nothing but a crude device to gag the press and to squeeze the life out of them by denying them income. At each suspension they trot out the same utterly false bureaucratic pretext”, the international press freedom organisation said.”Moreover to slap on fines equal to around six months salary is a shameful way of putting pressure on journalists and forcing them to conceal their opinions.”In the week of 30 September, Narodni Predprinimatel, in Novopolotsk region in the north of the country, and Regionalniye Vedomosti in Gorky, Moguilev region in the east, were suspended for three months. As usual administrative irregularities were cited. The newspapers were told that the frequency, language and type of publication did not tally with what was entered on their registration certificate.Valery Shevchenko, editor of Narodni Predprinimatel, said he believed the newspaper’s stance on “protecting democracy” was the real reason behind the suspension. The weekly Regionalniye Vedomosti carries analysis of the atmosphere in the country and on the referendum at considerable variance with that of the presidential line.The Regionalnaya Gazeta in Molodechno, Minsk region, was suspended for “breaking media law” on 24 September. The information minister, Vladimir Rusakevich, accused it of failing to give official notice of a TV supplement and of changing its periodicity.Alexander Mantsevich, editor and co-founder of the newspaper said he believed the suspension was “political” and due to its coverage of a conflict pitting Vladislav Skvernik, a candidate at legislative elections, against the local Molodechno government.Elsewhere, Yelena Rovbetskaya, editor and co-founder of the weekly Birzha Novostei, was sentenced by the regional Grodno court in the west of the country to pay a fine of 500 euros “for insulting the honour and dignity of the president”. In an article that appeared on 9 September, headlined “Treason in the name of the people”, she alleged that the referendum on reform of the constitution, allowing President Lukachenko to seek a third term, was a “challenge to society”. She added that to call for such a referendum, “one would need not just to have no conscience but a Godlike scorn for plebeians”.The regional prosecutor immediately opened an investigation under Article 172 of the administrative law that penalises spreading false news insulting the honour and dignity of the president. The journalist defended her position saying that she had simply expressed her point of view, which she said did not fall within the remit of the law. The judge, Natalia Kozel, declined to hear evidence from linguistic experts.The current Belarus Constitution does not allow the outgoing president, whose second term goes to the end of 2006, to run again. Lukachenko therefore last August called for referendum on constitutional reform to coincide with legislative elections.Since then the strongly critical stance of the independent press has brought it increased official harassment. The independent newspapers Vremia and Navinki in Minsk, Lyuboi Kapriz in Moguilev, Novaya Gazeta Smorgoni, in Smorgon, Grodno region and Allo! Kuplyu, Prodam, Menyayu, in Baranovichi in the west of the country, have already been suspended. Follow the news on Belarus Help by sharing this information News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” News June 2, 2021 Find out more Organisation May 28, 2021 Find out more News BelarusEurope – Central Asia to go further News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

New ‘family hub’ units will provide a temporary solution for city’s…

first_imgFacebook Getting a second chance at life Advertisement TAGSAlan JacquesCllr Séighin Ó CeallaighDepartment of Housinghomelesshomelessnesshousing crisislimerickLimerick Regeneration Framework Implementation PlanMaurice Quinlivan TDSinn Fein Previous articleNiall’s new gig with Shannon HeritageNext articleBlues out of luck and out of the cup Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Number of children homeless in Limerick continues to rise NewsLocal NewsNew ‘family hub’ units will provide a temporary solution for city’s homelessBy Alan Jacques – October 6, 2017 3189 More than 1,000 children looked for help from Limerick homeless agency WhatsApp Emailcenter_img A TEN-unit ‘family hub’ will be opening in Limerick City this week and it is expected that a second facility, with 30 units, will be operational by the end of next month.Responding to an article in last week’s Limerick Post which highlighted the fact that 111 children were living in Limerick hotels at a cost of €55,000 per week to the taxpayer, a spokesman from the Department of Housing said the new units would ensure that homeless families were in more appropriate temporary accommodation.The scale of the homelessness crisis in Limerick was outlined by  Sinn Féin councillor Séighin Ó Ceallaigh who was told by Limerick City and County Council that 61 families are currently living in B&B and hotel emergency accommodation in the city. He said that this highlighted the government’s “complete and utter failure to look after its citizens”.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up However in a statement issued to the Limerick Post, the Department spokesman said that the Council is working with the families to secure new independent tenancies for them.”He explained that a pipeline of new Social Housing projects (non-regeneration) was being advanced in Limerick, through design/planning and onto site.“There are currently 26 capital schemes approved in the Limerick local authority area. These are at various stages of advancement, with the majority to be delivered in 2018/19. Once completed they will deliver 331 new social homes units at a cost of €63 million,” he explained.“Alongside a programme of constructing new social homes, the Council also has funding to refurbish vacant social homes and to acquire second-hand homes.The support of elected councillors in advancing new social housing projects is also an important driver to making the much-needed progress in this area.“The Limerick Regeneration Framework Implementation Plan which provides a roadmap for the physical, social and economic regeneration of Limerick over the coming years will see some 600 new social homes delivered, as well as the refurbishment of over 1,400 existing social and private houses to a very good standard.“The scheme to date has seen the delivery of 110 new housing units. There is a significant ramping up of construction activity in 2017, with 154 new homes under construction. More than 90 of these will be delivered this year, while 127 long-term vacant houses are being refurbished.”Speaking in the Dáil last week, Limerick Sinn Féin TD Maurice Quinlivan said that Fine Gael’s arrogance was proving to be a barrier to solving many of the issues including the housing crisis.“Sinn Féin is trying to be constructive by constantly bringing forward suggestions and alternatives with the central aim of creating a better Ireland for all citizens to live in. Unfortunately the government continues to ignore other ideas and proposals which is resulting in problems in housing and health actually escalating under Fine Gael’s watch.”“Last week the Solidarity People Before Profit group brought forward a bill to put the right to housing in the constitution, it was voted down by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael,” he added.“Sinn Féin proposed a motion on housing calling on the government to make a number of policy changes, including substantially increasing the stock of social houses owned by local authorities and introducing a new affordable housing programme to enable middle income households access private rental and private purchase housing at affordable prices.“Fine Gael chose not to vote in favour of this.“They should start listening to opposition suggestions, because after six and a half years in government it’s clear Fine Gael’s plan has failed miserably,” he declared.by Alan [email protected] Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 163 children homeless in Limerick and Clare as Christmas approaches Homeless children living in hotels have difficulty chewing and swallowing Politicians should work together to end homeless crisis Linkedin Twitterlast_img read more

The Single-Family Rental Surge

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Single-Family Rental Surge Related Articles Previous: Connecting Homebuyers to REO Properties Next: Meeting the Challenges of Inventory Shortage Share Save Home Prices Housing Inventory inventory shortages Rent prices rental increases Single Family Rental 2018-04-17 David Wharton With skyrocketing home prices, insufficient housing inventory, and crippling student debt, many potential homebuyers simply don’t have the means to save up for a downpayment on a home. For many, that leaves rental as the only option, and a pair of recent reports have highlighted the growth and potential investment opportunities in the single-family rental (SFR) market.First up, CoreLogic has released their Single-Family Rent Index covering data from January 2018. CoreLogic’s SFRI “analyzes single-family rent price changes nationally and among 20 metropolitan areas.” For January, CoreLogic reports a national rent increase of 2.8 percent, compared to an increase of 2.6 percent in January 2017.Much of this increase is being driven by one of the same factors affecting home prices—a lack of inventory. Year-over-year SFR price increases peaked in February 2016 at 4.1 percent. Rent prices as a whole, however, have been on the rise since 2010.High-end rent prices increased 2.4 percent year over year in January, up from a 1.5 percent increase noted in January 2017. (CoreLogic defines high-end rentals as properties with rent prices 125 percent or more of a region’s median rent.) Rent prices among low-end rentals (properties with rent prices less than 75 percent of the regional median) increased 3.8 percent in January 2018, down from a gain of 4.7 percent in January 2017. On the low-end side of things, properties with rent prices less than 75 percent of the regional median increased 3.8 percent in January 2018, down from January 2017’s 4.7 percent increase.Las Vegas demonstrated the highest year-over-year increase in SFR rents in January 2018, coming in at 4.8 percent year-over-year. Of the markets examined by CoreLogic, only Urban Honolulu featured decreasing rent prices, declining 1.1 percent year-over-year.According to a recent RENTCafe analysis, the number of single-family rental homes has surged over the past decade, driven forward initially by an influx of available rental inventory after the 2008 financial crisis. U.S. Census estimates reveal that single-family rentals increased by 31 percent in the years between 2007 and 2016, while multifamily rentals increased by only 14 percent during that period. Put another way, single-family rentals increased by 3.6 million units during that decade; rental apartments increased by 3.2 million units.As of the 2016 census, the Census Bureau counted over 15 million single-family homes for rent in the United States and over 26 million apartments for rent. RENTCafe found that, between 2007 and 2016, single-family rentals increased faster than rental apartments in 22 of the 30 largest U.S. cities.As reported by Urban Institute, the majority of U.S. single-family rentals are owned by investors. To learn more about opportunities within the SFR market, check out DS News’ recent interview with CoreVest CEO Beth O’Brien by clicking here. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Single-Family Rental Surge Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily 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 David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] April 17, 2018 2,715 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News Tagged with: Home Prices Housing Inventory inventory shortages Rent prices rental increases Single Family Rental About Author: David Wharton  Print This Postlast_img read more

Nutrition center sponsors Mobile Pantry

first_img Print Article Sponsored Content Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Published 10:00 pm Friday, August 21, 2009 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Nutrition center sponsors Mobile Pantry Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitscenter_img You Might Like Stewart talks banking systems Troy University’s finance professor Robert Earl Stewart isn’t an expert on Colonial Bank. But, he does know a thing or… read more By Jaine Treadwell Hassie Green got an unexpected telephone call with an offer she couldn’t refuse.“The caller just asked me if the Lillian D. Green Nutrition Center would like to give away food and I couldn’t say ‘yes’ fast enough,” the center director said.The call was from the Montgomery Area Food Bank of which the Lillian D. Green Nutrition Center is a member. Jolene Kearns, program and fundraising coordinator for the area food bank, said receiving food from the mobile pantry frees up money for other things needs so it is a great service to the community.“We contacted the Lillian D. Green Nutrition Center because we are trying to increase food assistance in distressed rural areas,” Kearns said. “Pike County is one of the areas where the Montgomery Area Food Bank can be of much needed service.”Green expressed appreciation to Kearns for making the opportunity available.“I know they all appreciated the assistance because told me so as they came through the line,” she said. By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, help distribute the food items, which included potatoes, teas, yogurt, bread, potato salad, juices, cabbage and milk.Kearns said any non-profit organization may become an agency of the Montgomery Area Food Bank and be eligible to sponsor mobile pantries and food banks.For more information, call Vickie Manley at 1-800-768-3784. “I was so excited to be able to offer this service to the Center’s clients,” Green said. “We have 150 clients and we made the opportunity available to them.”On Friday, the Montgomery Area Food Bank Mobile Pantry set up shop in the parking lot next to Southside Baptist Church and distributed food items at a collective savings of $20,964.09 to those who participated.“This was such a great opportunity for our clients,” Green said. “They each had to fill out an application to be eligible for the food distribution and I know that they were all grateful for it. With the way the economy is, this was a real help to them.” Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Desire for respect tops union agenda

first_imgDesire for respect tops union agendaOn 26 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today People are jumping to distressing conclusions about trade unions. Many claimwe are heading back to the 1970s, with the railway unions on the march. The ‘we told you so’ brigade are feeling righteous – elect a Labourgovernment and its paymasters will make life impossible. Even columnists inPersonnel Today have claimed Bob Crow’s union is the new reality, andpartnership platitudes mean nothing. Unfortunately, it shows how long myths take to disappear. HR managers mustdistinguish between the memory of Arthur Scargill and the rest of us. Theoverwhelming trade union attitude today is to seek a decent standard of livingfor members through co-operation with employers. We seek to influence through arguments that demand respect, not by strikesthat show little more than organisational aplomb. We also need public supportto grow and prosper. You do not win that respect by depriving fellow workers ofthe ability to get to work or use other public services. It is true that elections in trade unions influence the rhetoric ofnegotiations. No-one wants to be seen to be in the employer’s pocket when theyare running for union office. But people forget there are many millions oftrade unionists who do not want a walk-on part in the class war. They are justinterested in respect at work. Union members are just as sceptical about overbearing managers, but areinterested in being rewarded – in the widest sense of the word – for usingtheir skill in the service of the organisation. In the debate about the private sector’s role in public services, mostworkers in public services just want to be valued for the contribution theymake. They are more likely to be treated well working for private companies whichare building or maintaining public services than for a government departmentwith one eye on the public sector borrowing requirement. Having said that, there are issues involved for people who face theuncertainty of transfer to the private sector. Aeeu/Amicus recently surveyedour members in 10 NHS trusts and five direct works departments in localauthorities. The key finding was that communication in advance of any transferis vital. There was concern that most transfers took place without considering thepost-transfer relationships between the private company workers and those stilldirectly employed by the public service concerned. So that’s the real trade union agenda. We represent real people trying tomake a living – and their knowledge, skill and commitment needs to bearticulated. Most unions hope to do that without wrecking their fellow workers’opportunity to earn a living, and HR managers need to look at trade unions inthat light. By John Lloyd, National officer, Amicus Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more