CITY VIEWS: HAS THE CHANCELLOR GOT THE COMPREHENSIVE SPENDING REVIEW RIGHT?

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£2k to invest? I’d avoid Bitcoin and invest in FTSE 100 bargains from the stock market crash

first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Jonathan Smith | Thursday, 6th August, 2020 | More on: DGE “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” £2k to invest? I’d avoid Bitcoin and invest in FTSE 100 bargains from the stock market crash 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. 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. Investing in 2020 hasn’t been easy. Some assets classes have massively outperformed others. Even at an individual stock level, there’s been a large difference between winners and losers. The stock market crash in March meant that the FTSE 100 as an index fell below 5,000 points for the first time in several years. Since then, some sectors (such as aviation and travel) have struggled to get going again. This leads to the key question of how to tell whether a stock is a bargain or simply something to stay well away from with your £2,000 investment pot.Investing and BitcoinSome argue that investing in stocks right now isn’t the right call. They point to cyrptocurrency, which has generated strong returns year-to-date. For example, Bitcoin is up over 60% this year so far. I agree that the returns are stellar, but would still caution against heavily investing in it. I’ve yet to find someone who can give me three fundamental reasons as to why the price has rallied so much this year!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…Also, it’s worth noting that the Bitcoin return isn’t all that special if you compare it to some individual FTSE 100 stocks. I recently reviewed the top 10 performing stocks for the first half of the year, which you can read here. From it you can see that the Ocado share price returned close to 60% in the first six months as well. Best of all, I can give you at least three fundamental reasons why this stock has risen, even despite the broader stock market crash.£2,000 into FTSE 100 bargainsSo if we put Bitcoin to one side, are there FTSE 100 bargains still to be had from the stock market crash? I think so. Some of the strong performers from the first half of the year (like Ocado) may have limited upside. So I’d be looking more towards firms with a share price that is still below the year-to-date highs. With any of these firms, it’s likely that the pandemic has seen it issue a trading update downgrading near-term revenues. But as longer-term investors, if the business is sound overall, this doesn’t worry me too much. For example, I like Diageo (LSE:DGE). Results out this week showed that operating profit fell 47% in the past year ending 30 June. Yet the update commented that the business has “strong cash flow” and are “well-positioned to emerge stronger” from the pandemic. As a result, Diageo is proceeding with the planned dividend for this year. The Diageo share price is still 28% lower than the levels seen before the stock market crash, which puts it in bargain territory in my opinion. The size of the firm, and the high barriers to entry for anyone to seriously compete with it, make it sustainable for the long term. Investing £2,000 into the share price now could yield strong returns over the coming year. Added to this, you’ll also be picking up the dividend, with the yield at 2.66%.Overall, I think Diageo is just one example of a FTSE 100 bargain. For a £2,000 investment, I’d feel much more comfortable investing here than in Bitcoin.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Jonathan Smithlast_img read more

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Some investors are avoiding this stock. But here’s why I’d buy this top growth share now

first_img Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Kevin Godbold Kevin Godbold | Monday, 19th October, 2020 | More on: TSTL Kevin Godbold has no position in any share 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. The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. center_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. Today’s full-year results report from Tristel (LSE: TSTL) delivers another set of punchy figures. But some investors are avoiding this top growth share because of its rich valuation.And I admit, with the share price near 507p, the forward-looking earnings multiple is near 40. Given City analysts’ expectations of single-digit percentage growth in earnings for the trading year to June 2021, that looks high.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…Why I’d buy this top growth share nowBut high-quality enterprises attract high valuations. One of the people who influenced Warren Buffett’s investing style was Philip A. Fisher, who was known for his long-term investments in the shares of growing companies. Fisher argued in the 1950s that we can view a high valuation as a mark of quality if the underlying business deserves it. He set out his ideas in his book Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits.And several years ago, I used to shun high valuations. But I found that approach kept me out of almost all the best-performing shares on the stock market. Meanwhile, in the case of Tristel, there are some compelling factors backing up the valuation. And I think the infection prevention and contamination control specialist looks poised for another leg up.One of the most important factors is Tristel’s economic moat. The company reckons it’s the only company worldwide using chlorine dioxide to disinfect medical instruments. And the firm has used the same chemistry to establish a “bridgehead” in hospital surface disinfection, and the veterinary and contamination control markets.Tristel’s proprietary formulation gives it a “genuine” point of difference compared to all other infection prevention companies. The directors reckon the company has generated a “significant” body of knowledge because of the length of time it has enjoyed its unique position in the industry.For example, there’s published scientific data, the testimony of almost two decades of safe use, a significant global footprint of regulatory approvals and a library of proven compatibility with hundreds of medical instruments. Indeed, I reckon Tristel has built up barriers to entry for competitors. And it would take a lot of time and expense for a challenging firm to compete with Tristel.A vast opportunity in the US marketMeanwhile, the benefits of the set-up show up in the company’s financial and trading record. There’s been robust and consistent growth for several years. And the progress has been well balanced too, with revenue, earnings, cash flow and the dividend all rising at an impressive rate. On top of that, the quality indicators show the operating margin and the return-on-capital figures both running above 18%.Looking ahead, the company has a vast opportunity to expand. Today’s results reveal to us that around 60% of revenue came from abroad, up from 55% last year. Overseas sales grew by 32% and UK sales grew by 7%. The directors reckon the difference in growth rates reflects the firm’s higher market penetration in the UK. And that suggests plenty of ongoing potential to grow international sales.  Indeed, Tristel is at an advanced stage in securing the necessary approvals for operating in the US. Not a penny of revenue has been generated in the US yet, but the market is vast and sales there could boost Tristel’s growth rate. I’d buy this top growth share now to capture that potential. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! Some investors are avoiding this stock. But here’s why I’d buy this top growth share now   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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

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This FTSE 250 stock has just surged 13%! This is what I’d do now

first_imgThis FTSE 250 stock has just surged 13%! This is what I’d do now Image source: Getty Images Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Dominos Pizza. 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. Royston Wild | Tuesday, 9th March, 2021 | More on: DOM Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Investor appetite remains pretty flat on Tuesday as share pickers continue to ponder the impact of rising inflation on the economic recovery. The FTSE 250 for instance is only up fractionally on the day. But the Domino’s Pizza Group (LSE: DOM) share price has gone berserk following the release of full-year financials.Domino’s is up 13%, as I type, after a positive reception to its 2020 results. At 350p per share, it’s leapt to its most expensive for three weeks. Yet, at current prices, it still looks like a bona-fide bargain, in my opinion at least, .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…Here are the key points of the takeaway titan’s latest release.Double-digit sales risesThe likes of Dominos have enjoyed a roaring trade because of Covid-19 lockdowns. With people being shuttered up in the evenings and working from home in large numbers, demand for its fast food has rocketed.Domino’s said today that system sales rocketed 11.4% in 2020, a result which drove statutory pre-tax profit to £39.7m from £2.8m in 2019. Like-for-like sales at the FTSE 250 business rocketed 10.3% in 2020.Free cash flow at the company increased 73% year-on-year. And this enabled net debt to drop more than £60m to a more respectable £171.8m. This has encouraged Domino’s to launch a £45m share buyback programme “effective imminently.”Ambitious growth plansPerhaps unsurprisingly, given ongoing lockdowns, Domino’s said it has “started strongly” in 2021 too. It also said it experienced “exceptional trading over the new year period as we recorded our highest ever sales week.”The firm has painted a sunny picture looking further into the future too. It said that “[our] current trends and demand expectations, in addition to the investment in capabilities we have and are making, gives us confidence in delivering further operational and financial progress in the coming year.”Domino’s also said that it hopes to achieve sales of between £1.6bn and £1.9bn over the medium term. And to help it meet this goal, it intends to add an extra UK 200 stores to its existing estate of more than 1,200. Other plans include expanding its drive-through service (with a view to having 450 stores offering the service by the end of June), boosting its collection business to double its market share in the UK, and making improvements to its digital operations.A piping-hot FTSE 250 shareI think Domino’s is an excellent FTSE 250 share to buy today. The UK food delivery market is expected to keep growing at breakneck pace. And I think this particular takeaway giant has the brand power and the ambition to make the most of this sterling opportunity.City analysts reckon annual earnings at Domino’s will keep rising too. They predict bottom-line rises of 6% and 5% in 2021 and 2022 respectively. This UK share trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 19 times. Competition is intense in the takeaway market and this may harm current earnings forecasts. Domino’s may also be hit by a surge in people choosing to eat out once Covid-19 lockdowns end too. But I still think this represents very decent value for money for growth investors.center_img See all posts by Royston Wild 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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. 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Late goal gives Frogs 2-1 win over Northern Colorado

first_imgTwo students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Linkedin Facebook Heckendorn’s late goal gives Frogs an unforgettable victory + posts What to watch during quarantine Robbie Vaglio 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/ Twitter Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Twitter printA pair of second half goals from the Horned Frogs erased a halftime deficit and capped a TCU rally for a 2-1 win against Northern Colorado Sunday afternoon. Senior forward Emma Heckendorn’s goal with 85 seconds left lifted the Frogs over the Bears in TCU’s fourth game of the season.A majority of the possession was controlled by the Frogs, but Northern Colorado capitalized on its minimal opportunities by getting the ball past sophomore goalkeeper Katie Lund and into the half with a 1-0 lead.In the second half, it was apparent that the Frogs wouldn’t give up. Their persistence led to many great scoring opportunities late in the game. The Frogs fought hard in the box, earned corner kicks, and got off many quality shots.A Northern Colorado foul in the 62nd minute gave the Frogs the opportunity they needed to gain momentum in the contest. Junior midfielder Karitas Tomasdottir cleaned up the ball in the box to tie the game.With under two minutes left in the game, senior defender Ryan Williams dished the ball to an open Heckendorn, whose shot slid by the goalkeeper and into the far post. The goal served as the game-winner for the Frogs. The goal was Heckendorn’s 13th career goal.With her assist on the game-winner, Williams tallied her 13th career assist, moving her to seventh all-time on the leaderboard.The comeback marked the first of its kind by the Frogs since Nov. 4, 2016, when TCU came back from a halftime deficit against Baylor in the Big 12 Championships.The Frogs will return to Garvey-Rosenthal stadium for a matchup against Ball State Sept. 1. Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt Facebook Previous articleFrogs complete opening weekend sweep, defeat Rice in straight setsNext articleWalk around Houston suburb as flooding begins Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin ReddIt Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

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Signs show post-high school possibilities

first_img Facebook Signs show post-high school possibilities Odessa High School’s senior Kayla Madrid places a University of Texas Rio Grande Valley yard sign in front of the school to represent a school choice that an OHS student will be attending during a yard sign placing ceremony Friday afternoon in front of the school. (Jacob Ford |Odessa American) Twitter 1 of 6 Pinterest Facebook Pinterest EducationECISD WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Odessa High School pose for photo with yard signs that represent student choices of colleges, military branches and certifications students gained during a yard sign placing ceremony Friday afternoon in front of the school. (Jacob Ford |Odessa American) Odessa High School junior Jeremiah Olivas, left, watches senior Jacob Washington place a yard sign for Stephen F. Austin University in front of the school to represent a college an OHS student will be attending during a yard sign placing ceremony Friday afternoon in front of the school. (Jacob Ford |Odessa American) Odessa High School senior Brenna Waddell places a yard sign for Saint Francis University in front of the school to represent a college an OHS student will be attending during a yard sign placing ceremony Friday afternoon in front of the school. (Jacob Ford |Odessa American) Odessa High School’s senior and future Texas Tech University student pose for a photo with her “guns up” during a yard sign placing ceremony Friday afternoon in front of the school. (Jacob Ford |Odessa American) By Ruth Campbell – May 14, 2021 Outside of Odessa High School, about 90 signs noting colleges, universities and certificates that students are going to — or have achieved — were hammered into the ground Friday.Ector County ISD Superintendent Scott Muri, who was one of the people placing signs, said the idea came from a high school in Atlanta where he tried it years ago.“It was wildly popular. The kids loved it; families loved it. And so (I) just brought that here. It sends a message to all of the students as they come and go every day; we can get there. I’m a student at the school and look where I could possibly go. It helps kids understand the plethora of options that are available in every area. You know, today you see the military; you see technical schools; you see two-year institutions; you see four-year institutions. Now, for the kids here at Odessa High School, the sky’s the limit for them. And you have international colleges represented today, too, so they’re going all over the world,” Muri said.He added that this was done for the first time last year and all five high schools had signs planted Friday.“… It’s the right thing to do. It celebrates post-secondary options for kids; makes them proud. When you come in and see your sign. That’s where I’m going; it’s fun to watch their faces,” Muri said.Odessa High’s graduation is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. May 28 at Ratliff Stadium.Senior Nadia Garcia, 18, is heading to University of Texas at El Paso. She also earned an associate degree from Odessa College.Garcia said she likes the culture at UTEP and they worked with all the credit hours she had already earned. She plans to go into biomedical science.She plans to attend dentistry school in Houston afterward and become a pediatric dentist.Garcia said graduating high school is a “scary thing.”“It’s like a big milestone that you really don’t think is ever going to happen and then you start getting caps and gowns and senior pictures and you’re like OK maybe it’s happening now,” she added.Madison Gonzalez, an 18-year-old senior, is going to Texas Tech University. For her, graduation is “kind of a blur right now.”“And this year went by so fast. I can’t believe we’re already graduating, but … I’m very excited. I feel like this is something everybody’s kind of always looked forward to, so it’s pretty exciting to finally see everybody in one place,” Gonzalez said.Gonzalez has an older sister and a younger brother. She said she will be a first-generation college student.Like Garcia, she took dual credit courses through OC.“… I think it’s a really good program. It was a really easy transition for me,” Gonzalez said.Principal Mauricio Marquez said there are about 755 students in the graduating class currently.“They’re a special group of kids, this year more so than any other year, obviously, because of the challenges that that they had to face. I’m extremely proud of our kids. …,” Marquez said.He noted that students have had to face a number of obstacles due to COVID-1 and they’ve still been able to excel.“… They’ve done amazing. One of the things that I told him from the very first week of school is COVID has changed the world. It’s changed everybody’s lives in some way, form or fashion. But the one thing I hope that it does not change is your goals, your dreams and your aspirations. Don’t allow anybody, or anything for that matter, to change the course of what you want to do one day. And … as you can see from many of the signs, many of our kids will be going to many, many different parts not only of the nation” but some will be studying abroad, Marquez said.“We’re definitely blessed to have this group of kids and we’re certainly looking forward to all the things that they will accomplish in the future,” he added.College and Career Counselor Angelica Moreno said her heart goes out to the seniors because this has been a difficult year for them to stay on track and get their work done.Moreno added that she can’t wait to find out where they are next year and where life has taken them.“I admire every single student that not only is trying to go to college, but is trying to finish high school and get to the next step no matter what it is,” Moreno said. A total of 90 yard signs were place in front of Odessa High School to represent student choices of colleges, military branches and certifications students gained during a yard sign placing ceremony Friday afternoon in front of the school. (Jacob Ford |Odessa American) WhatsApp Previous articleUS rig count up by fiveNext articleAnnual Fiesta attendance down slightly Ruth Campbelllast_img read more

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Jharkhand HC Seeks Action Taken Report For Implementation Of Lockdown Measures [Read Order]

News UpdatesJharkhand HC Seeks Action Taken Report For Implementation Of Lockdown Measures [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK29 April 2020 1:02 AMShare This – xA division bench of the Jharkhand High Court comprising Chief Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad has sought a reply from the state government, delineating the measures being taken for strict implementation of the lockdown. The bench was hearing a suo moto case registered against non-implementation of the lockdown measures in the state, especially in its capital…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA division bench of the Jharkhand High Court comprising Chief Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad has sought a reply from the state government, delineating the measures being taken for strict implementation of the lockdown. The bench was hearing a suo moto case registered against non-implementation of the lockdown measures in the state, especially in its capital city Ranchi that has been declared as a red zone for Corona virus. The court has asked the state government to apprise it with the steps being taken for: strict compliance of lockdown guidelines as issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs;effective sealing of the district boundaries to restrict unauthorized movement;protocol to conduct test, identify and quarantine COVID-19 suspects;ensuing availability of proper medical facilities, including separate wards, for treatment of terminally ill patients suffering from chronic disease like heart, kidney etc. in all Medical Colleges and Hospitals and General Hospitals of the State;segregation of Covid19 and Non-Covid-19 patients;protection of Safai Karamchari and other municipal workers involved in sanitizing hotspot/containment zone;sensitization of the erring and non-complaint people residing within the containment/hotspot zone. Pertinently, a report was sought from the government vide an order dated April 17. However, being dissatisfied with the affidavit so filed by the state, the Court has sought a fresh response. “This Court after going through the query as also the reply furnished by the State of Jharkhand is not satisfied and, therefore, this Court hereby directs the Chief Secretary of the State of Jharkhand to file a fresh affidavit replying to the queries as made in the order dated 17.04.2020 considering the observation made by this Court, as above,” the bench ordered. The court has also sought reports on stray incidents of lockdown violations, including a reported incident of movement order passed by the Deputy Commissioner, Ranchi enabling movement of certain people through 08 buses/vehicles. Additionally, the bench has asked the state to inform them about the policy that has been devised to take care of such migrant labourers working outside the State and after lifting of lockdown if they come to the State of Jharkhand, what step is to be taken to quarantine them initially for a period of 14 days. Inter alia, due consideration was given to the issue of protection of the Transgender community, during the lockdown. Responding on the same, the State government has assured the court that it will take all endeavors for providing meal to the transgender as also will come out with its stand pertaining to issuance of Ration Cards to them. The matter is now listed for hearing on May 5. Case Details: Case Title: Court on its own motion v. State of Jharkhand & Ors. (and other connected petitions) Case No.: WP (PIL) No. 1301/2020 Quorum: Chief Justice Dr. Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad Appearance: Advocate Sonal Tiwary (for Petitioner); Advocate General Rajiv Ranjan (for State); ASGI Rajiv Sinha (for Union of India); Advocate Dr. AK Singh (for RIMS) Click Here To Download Order Read Order Next Story read more

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Compass acquires DC-area title firm

first_imgCompass CEO Robert Reffkin and KVS Title CEO David Kanstoroom. (KVS, Getty)Compass is taking title.Ahead of its much-anticipated IPO, the residential firm has inked a deal to buy KVS Title, a title insurance and settlement services firm in Washington, D.C., the company said Thursday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.The acquisition brings Compass closer to its goal of providing an “end-to-end” platform for real estate, and it could help drive profits for the VC-backed firm. In a statement, CEO Robert Reffkin said the KVS deal, as well as Compass’ integration of title services, would help agents “grow their businesses and better serve their clients.”Read moreCompass buys title startup Modus Build vs. buy? Compass buys Contactually Compass files confidentially for IPO Founded in 2010, KVS Title has 90 employees across six offices in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Its attorneys have completed 70,000 settlements, and it serves clients in California, Florida, Washington state, Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., according to its website.Compass is the third-largest brokerage based on sales volume, having sold $91.3 billion worth of real estate in 2019, according to data firm Real Trends. It currently has 18,000 agents nationwide.In January, Compass filed confidential plans to go public. It was last valued at $6.4 billion, after a July 2019 funding round.Thanks to the U.S. housing market’s hot year, Compass reported record revenue from June to October 2020, according to news reports, but it’s not yet profitable on a companywide basis.Many big brokerages offer mortgage, title and escrow as an ancillary service that helps drive additional revenue to the company.Realogy Title Group, for example, generated $226 million of the real estate giant’s $726 million in operating EBITDA in 2020, according to the company’s financials. Warren Buffett’s HomeServices of America has a title and escrow network. Keller Williams has an affiliated company, Keller Mortgage.In recent months, Compass has been on a buying spree: Earlier this month, it scooped up Bold New York, a 120-agent firm that focuses on new development leasing. In January, it acquired Lila Delman Real Estate, a Newport, Rhode Island-based firm focused on the luxury market.Outside of those brokerage acquisitions, Compass struck a deal in October to buy Modus, a Seattle-based title and escrow software startup that previously raised $12.5 million. And before that, it acquired Contactually, a popular customer relationship manager, as well as the team behind Delectica, an artificial and machine learning company.Contact E.B. Solomont Email Address* Tags Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Full Name* Share via Shortlink compassIPOResidential Brokeragetitle insurancelast_img read more

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New records of dimitobelid belemnites from the Cretaceous of James Ross Island, Antarctica

first_imgReferences CitationsMetrics Reprints & Permissions PDF Abstract Five species of dimitobelid belemnites are described from the Cretaceous of James Ross Island, Antarctic Peninsula. Dimitobelus (Dimitobelus) stimulus Whitehouse is recorded with D. (Dimitobelus) cf. superstes (Hector), from Albian strata of the Gustav Group. D. (Dimitobelus) cf. ongleyi Stevens is recorded with Dimitobelus (Dimitocamax) cramensis sp. nov. and D. (Dimitocamax) cf. seymouriensis Doyle from the ?Santonian-Campanian Santa Marta Formation (Marambio Group). D. (Dimitobelus) superstes and D. (Dimitobelus) ongleyi were previously thought to have been restricted to New Zealand. The new records show that these species had a circum Gondwanan distribution extending into Antarctica and Australia. No other elements of the Antarctic-Australian dimitobelid fauna are known in New Zealand. In the Campanian, the Dimitobelidae became restricted to the Weddellian Province in Antarctica-New Zealand.last_img read more

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Spicerhaart savaged after it lays off hundreds of staff ‘via conference call’

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Spicerhaart savaged after it lays off hundreds of staff ‘via conference call’ previous nextAgencies & PeopleSpicerhaart savaged after it lays off hundreds of staff ‘via conference call’Decision to close branches minutes before government revealed job protection package baffles employees, many of whom have turned to social media to complain.Nigel Lewis23rd March 2020013,290 Views Spicerhaart has been heavily criticised over the weekend as the extent of a sudden decision to close dozens of branches and lay off ‘hundreds’ of staff across its network via a conference call leaked out.This includes an unprecedented statement from eProp Services CEO Jon Cooke, who tweeted over the weekend: “SHAMEFUL! As industry leaders we all know tough decisions may need to be taken to secure our businesses BUT to not wait and factor in government support shows the true culture of an organisation shame on you Paul Smith.”Late on Friday evening a sales consultant working for its Haart branch in Camberwell told a national newspaper that she had been fired at 5.45pm, just minutes before the government announced that it will soon launch a scheme to help companies retain staff by paying for them to go on temporary leave of absence.Amanda Hayes (left), who was one of three people working at the branch, has accused the company of being ‘callous and inhumane’ after initially offering her a promotion before she and other staff were summarily told they were being made redundant. This includes being fired without confirmation of whether she will be paid this month.Several sources have told The Negotiator that 40% of Spicerhaart’s 180+ branch network is being closed.Part of the reason for the cull is a weaker-than-expected performance of 19-branch estate agency Butters John Bee, which Spicerhaart bought in September 2017. The family of agents affected by the cull include 10-branch Chewton Rose, 11-branch Darlows, 120-branch Haart, 12-branch Felicity J Lord, 10-branch Haybrook as well as 19-branch Butters John Bee.Like Amanda Hayes, many staff given their marching orders on Friday have not gone quietly, angered that Spicerhaart would get rid of them as the government announced a support package for struggling businesses.“How come you chose to fire so many of us today (leaving us all completely screwed as nobody else will be hiring) when the government have just said they will pay for 80% of our salaries and you would only need to contribute 20% of that,” one former employee tweeted.Another employee, who lost her job from Haart’s Blaby office, said: “A mountain of hard working individuals and bright talent, lost in one fell swoop with no notice or answers to pay or where we stand. Myself along with others have mortgages, families, and commitments but were left completely shell shocked with no answers.”Read more about the government proposals.Cost reductionsSpicerhaart says the branch closures and headcount reductions were part of ‘cost reduction’ measures designed to mitigate the effect of the business downturn resulting from the Coronavirus outbreak, and that it was ‘desperately sorry’ about the redundancies.Message of support have flooded in from across the industry for the staff affected including on social media.“Sad news coming out from our colleagues at Haart Estate Agents and subsidiaries like butters John bee etc and, all competition and rivalry aside, I hope all the great people find suitable roles quickly to help support their families,” said Awais Ahmad (left), founder of West Midlands agency AP Morgan.Could the branches be bought?Several companies are thought to be interested in acquiring the branches shut down by Haart including Connells, whose CEO David Plumtree was busy on LinkedIn over the weekend making contact with some of the key staff made redundant on Friday. amanda haynes haart Haybrook butters john bee Chewton Rose spicerhaart Darlows Felicity J Lord March 23, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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