I’d pick this share for its 6%+ dividend yield

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Christopher Ruane | Friday, 14th May, 2021 | More on: LGEN We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees.center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. christopherruane has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Dividend yield matters to me as an investor. If I can find a share that typically pays out a high dividend relative to its price, I consider adding it to my list of passive income ideas.One FTSE 100 share that is a household name currently yields over 6%. I explain below why I would consider picking this share now to add an income boost to my portfolio.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…Well-known financial services brandThe share in question is Legal & General (LSE: LGEN).I probably don’t need to introduce the company – which is part of its appeal to me. The financial services provider has widespread recognition in the UK. It has been doing business since before Queen Victoria ascended to the throne. Today its multicoloured rainbow logo remains instantly identifiable.That sort of brand recognition is valuable, in my view. It enables the company to attract more customers without having to spend heavily to build brand awareness.I also like the spread of businesses the company offers. Its insurance business is well-known, but it does a lot more than just provide insurance. It also has investment, retirement, and life cover lines of business. That positions it well to benefit from any future growth in the broad financial services industry.Legal & General dividend yieldCurrently the company yields 6.3%. it does not have to stretch its balance sheet to do so. Last year amid the pandemic, insurers such as Aviva cancelled their dividend. But Legal & General paid its dividend and more than covered it from basic earnings alone.The company has also set out its plans for the dividend in coming years. A dividend is never guaranteed, so it is worth emphasising that at this stage these are only plans. The company has had a year where it keeps the dividend flat. After that it expects to grow the dividend annually at low- to mid-single digits. That is not a high rate of growth, but it is still growth. Plus it is on top of an already attractive dividend yield.A simple businessFinancial services isn’t a simple industry in which to operate. But as an investor, I find the appeal of the Legal & General business to be the straightforwardness of its business plan.It has positioned itself in an industry – financial services – which I think has a good future. Demand for pensions isn’t going to stop any time soon, for example. It has a strong brand and a clear geographic focus. Along with its business experience, that helps it operate efficiently and profitably. Last year, for example, on revenue of £12.5bn, it recorded a pre-tax profit of £1.5bn.I don’t see Legal & General as a good choice for me if I want a growth business. But from a dividend yield perspective, I like the shares.Risks with Legal & GeneralLike all shares, there are risks. Financial services provision occasionally suffers from price wars that can damage profitability for large providers such as Legal & General.The company is also heavily exposed to the financial markets. So a significant downturn in financial markets can cut its revenue and profits as nervous investors pull savings out. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Christopher Ruanelast_img read more

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Tadao Ando to Design First New York City Building

first_img Tadao Ando to Design First New York City Building ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/484453/tadao-ando-to-design-first-new-york-city-building Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/484453/tadao-ando-to-design-first-new-york-city-building Clipboard Tadao Ando to Design First New York City BuildingSave this articleSaveTadao Ando to Design First New York City Building “COPY” ArchDaily Architecture News Save this picture!Courtesy of Tadao Ando Architect & AssociatesWritten by Karissa RosenfieldMarch 08, 2014 Share CopyTadao Ando has been commissioned to design his first New York City building. Though little information has been released, the residential development firm Sumaida + Khurana has closed a deal with the Japanese architect to design a 32,000 square foot, eight-unit, luxury condominium building at 152 Elizabeth Street in Nolita. Construction is expected to begin later this year and the building will be completed in 2016.Calatrava’s World Trade Center Transit Hub Fails to ImpressArchitecture NewsAD Interviews: Antón García-Abril / Ensamble StudioInterviews Share CopyAbout this authorKarissa RosenfieldAuthorFollow#TagsNewsArchitecture NewsResidential ArchitectureHousingPenthouseNew YorkNew York CityTadao AndoCite: Karissa Rosenfield. “Tadao Ando to Design First New York City Building” 08 Mar 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassCompositesMitrexPhotovoltaic Solar Cladding – BIPV CladdingPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemArmchairsUniForArmchair – ParigiLouvers / ShuttersBruagShading Screens – Perforated Facade PanelsAluminium CompositesSculptformAluminium Façade BladesCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemWire MeshJakobWebnet in a Gymnasium in GurmelsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Pocket Door | MareaPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WLouversReynaers AluminiumSolar ShadingHandlesFormaniFitting Collection – ARCMore products »Please enable JavaScript to view thecomments powered by Disqus.Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

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Drivers needed

first_img Facebook Local News Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleStephanie StuchellNext articleAmid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img Drivers needed Meals on Wheels logo The Meals on Wheels are in need of more drivers to help create more routes expand to the west side of Odessa. Meals on Wheels provides a hot meal, Monday through Friday, to the elderly, disabled and homebound individuals. Go online for more information. Pinterest Twitter TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 last_img read more

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Summer microplankton community structure across the Scotia Sea: implications for biological carbon export

first_imgDuring the austral summer of 2008, we carried out a high resolution survey of the microplankton communities along a south to north transect covering a range of environments across the Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean; high and low productivity, sea-ice to open water conditions, and over a number of oceanographic fronts and bathymetric features. Cluster analysis revealed five distinct communities that were geographically constrained by physical features of bathymetry and fronts. From south to north the communities were: (1) the South Orkney group, a mixed community of naked dinoflagellates and heavily silicified diatoms, (2) southern Scotia Sea, a mixed community of cyptophytes and naked dinoflagellates, (3) central Scotia Sea, dominated by naked dinoflagellates, (4) southwest of the island of South Georgia, lightly silicified diatoms and naked dinoflagellates (5) northwest of South Georgia, dominated by diatoms. Data from a previous summer cruise (2003) to the Scotia Sea followed a similar pattern of community distribution. MODIS images, Chlorophyll a and macronutrient deficits revealed dense phytoplankton blooms occurred around the island of South Georgia, were absent near the ice edge and in the central Scotia Sea and were moderate in the southern Scotia Sea. Using these environmental factors, together with community composition, we propose that south of the Southern Antarctic Circumpolar Current Front, biogenic silica is preferentially exported and north of the front, in the vicinity of South Georgia, carbon is exported to depth.last_img read more

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Weber State Alums Sign Pro Contracts

first_img Tags: Brekkott Chapman/Weber State Men’s Basketball/Zach Braxton Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Wednesday, a pair of Weber State men’s basketball standouts signed pro contracts.Brekkott Chapman has signed with s. Oliver Wurzburg of  Bundesliga, a team belonging to Germany’s first-division professional league.Chapman is tied for fifth all-time in school history in blocks with 100 and his 43.1 percent 3-point shooting is third all-time in school annals.Furthermore, Zach Braxton has signed with the Kapfenberg Bulls, a team in Austria’s first division of professional basketball. Braxton is tied with Chapman for the school mark in blocked shots and has played the most games in Wildcats history with 125. August 7, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Alums Sign Pro Contracts Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Commander US 5th Fleet Visits Amphibious Assault Ship USS Makin Island

first_img View post tag: US View post tag: 5th View post tag: USS View post tag: ship Commander, U.S. 5th Fleet met with Sailors and Marines assigned to amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8) during an overnight visit to the ship, Jan. 14-15.Vice Adm. Mark Fox embarked the Navy’s newest amphibious assault ship, observed flightdeck and well deck operations and met with the ship’s crew and embarked Marines from the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) during the visit.“It’s great to be here,” Fox told Sailors and Marines during an “all hands” call in the ship’s hangar bay. “It’s taken a lot of hard work and focused discipline to get where you are.”Fox spoke about the important role the Navy plays in maritime security operations and ensuring that the world’s sea lanes remain open in the 5th fleet area of responsibility.“You are the 9-1-1 force,” said Fox. “An amphibious ready group is an extremely flexible force, and I am confident that the Makin Island ARG (Amphibious Ready Group) will excel in any mission that you are called upon to execute.”Fox also spoke about his first deployment as a young naval officer and the many challenges faced by military families.“I understand the sacrifices it takes to serve,” said Fox. “Thank you for your service.”During the all hands call, Fox also recognized the Makin Island Senior Sailor, Sailor, Junior Sailor and Bluejacket of the Quarter award recipients from the 4th quarter of 2011. He also presented Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals to two Marines from the 11th MEU.“We are extremely proud Vice Adm. Fox took time out of his busy schedule to see how we operate,” said Capt. Jim Landers, Makin Island’s commanding officer. “This was an opportunity to show off the capabilities and professionalism of our Navy and Marine Corps team.”Makin Island is the first U.S. Navy ship to deploy using a hybrid-electric propulsion system. By using this unique propulsion system, the Navy expects over the course of the ship’s lifecycle, to see fuel savings of more than $250 million, proving the Navy’s commitment to energy awareness and conservation.This initiative is one of many throughout the Navy and Marine Corps that will enable the Department of the Navy to achieve the secretary of the Navy’s energy goals to improve our energy security and efficiency afloat and ashore, increase our energy independence and help lead the nation toward a clean energy economy.Makin Island is the flagship of the Makin Island ARG, supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , January 24, 2012; Image: navy Commander US 5th Fleet Visits Amphibious Assault Ship USS Makin Island View post tag: visits View post tag: fleet Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today Commander US 5th Fleet Visits Amphibious Assault Ship USS Makin Island View post tag: Island January 24, 2012 View post tag: Assault View post tag: Commander View post tag: Makin View post tag: Amphibious Share this articlelast_img read more

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ITS MIMBELLI Leaves Operation Ocean Shield

first_img View post tag: europe View post tag: africa Authorities View post tag: Navy View post tag: ITS MIMBELLI The ITS MIMBELLI left Task Force 508 on Wednesday, 6 August 2014, after a job very well done as part of Operation Ocean Shield. The continuous, main effort of Task Force 508 is keeping commercial routes and international navigation safe from maritime crime.MIMBELLI and her crew have done their part, but also more than that: in July, for example, they trained with the Tanzanian Navy, thereby contributing to building the regional capacity to handle the piracy challenge. Further, they donated much needed supplies to a local nursery.Piracy is currently contained with great success, with no successful hijacking since May 2012. However, it is not eradicated and that is why there are still NATO ships and other international naval presence off the Horn of Africa.[mappress]Press Release, August 08, 2014; Image: NATO View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Leaves NATO’s Counter-Piracy Mission, Operation Ocean Shield, has bid farewell to the Italian destroyer ITS MIMBELLI.center_img Share this article View post tag: Naval ITS MIMBELLI Leaves Operation Ocean Shield Back to overview,Home naval-today ITS MIMBELLI Leaves Operation Ocean Shield August 8, 2014 View post tag: Ocean Shield View post tag: operationlast_img read more

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Theodore Roosevelt: COVID-19 cases rise, evacuation underway

first_img USS Theodore Roosevelt: COVID-19 cases rise, evacuation of sailors underway Share this article April 2, 2020, by The number of confirmed coronavirus cases on board the US Navy’s Nimitz-class nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt in the Pacific has surged, according to Acting Navy Secretary Thomas B. Modly.On April 1, the Roosevelt had 93 positive cases, with 86 of those service members exhibiting symptoms and seven having no symptoms, Modly said in a telephone briefing for Pentagon reporters.So far, 593 have tested negative. Nearly 1,300 crew members have been tested so far, and some of the results have not come back yet, he added. Last week, Modly said that nearly 5,000 crew on board the ship would be tested for COVID-19.Modly’s update on the COVID-19 situation on board the aircraft carrier comes after commanding officer Capt. Brett Crozier urged the navy on March 30 to engage more in preventing the spread of the pandemic aboard the vessel. In the letter, he said that “decisive action is required now”, in line with CDC guidelines, to “prevent tragic outcomes”.Crozier said that the majority of the sailors should leave the vessel and be put in 14-day individual quarantines. He suggested that only 10 percent of crew should remain on board to sanitize the vessel and ensure security.According to Modly, the US Navy has accelerated testing and is deep-cleaning all the spaces on the ship.“We are providing the commanding officer what he has requested, and we are doing our best to accelerate the pace wherever we can,” the acting secretary added.Modly provided a timeline of actions the US Navy has taken since the Roosevelt deployed.“Prior to deployment, we embarked a special medical team on the ship,” he said, noting that before Roosevelt’s visit to Vietnam, the World Health Organization identified fewer than 20 COVID-19 cases there at the time, and all of them were in Hanoi, which is “far away from where the ship was going.”“We had no positive tests at that time,” the acting secretary pointed out.“At the end of the 14-day observation period aboard the ship, there were two sailors with symptoms who had positive tests,” he said, adding that they were properly isolated and flown off the ship to the naval hospital in Guam, and that their symptoms have since been resolved.“We identified and quarantined all those who were suspected of being in close contact with those that had tested positive,” Modly said. And all sailors with confirmed positive tests were removed from the ship and isolated immediately, the acting secretary told reporters.The US Navy continues its process of contact tracing, quarantine and monitoring to understand who might have been infected, according to Modly.Once in port in Danang, Modly said, the commanding officer and the medical team expressed concern that the spaces off the ship were not sufficient to isolate service members at an adequate pace.Additional space in Guam was sought immediately, and progress is being made, Modly said.“We already have nearly 1,000 personnel off the ship right now, and in the next couple of days, we expect to have about 2,700 of them off the ship,” he informed.Modly emphasized that the US Navy will not remove every sailor from the Roosevelt, noting that although it’s big, it floats and it has a lot of people on it, the comparison of the aircraft carrier to a cruise ship pretty much ends there.“This ship has weapons on it. It has munitions on it. It has expensive aircraft, and it has a nuclear power plant. It requires a certain number of people on that ship to maintain safety and security,” he stressed. View post tag: USS Theodore Roosevelt navaltodaycenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Theodore Roosevelt: COVID-19 cases rise, evacuation of sailors underway View post tag: US Navy View post tag: coronavirus Authoritieslast_img read more

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An Enlightening Lesson on Ocean City’s Black History

first_imgBy TIM KELLYYou might think you know Ocean City history, but do you know about “Widow’s Row?” Do you know about Archie Haggie Harris, Jr.? How about Turner’s Pool Hall?We didn’t either.They are all part of Ocean City’s rich African American heritage, but one largely unknown in a town that otherwise embraces and celebrates its past.“We have a very significant black history in Ocean City,” said local historian Loretta Thompson Harris. “Unfortunately, it is not very well documented.”Harris, a fourth generation Ocean City Thompson family member, presented a fascinating look at the people, businesses and contributions of the African American community at Friday’s meeting of Ocean City AARP Chapter 1062 at the Ocean City Free Public Library.Her talk, a tour de force spanning the earliest days of black settlement here to present day, revealed many interesting facts heretofore unknown by most Ocean City residents and visitors, even the local black community itself.“Many families haven’t passed down their histories,” she said. “That’s mainly because they don’t know their own background.”That is changing, she said, with the advent of DNA testing and renewed interest in preserving history before it fades away forever.Harris is helping to lead the effort. Since retiring from her business career – she was an executive with Atlantic City Electric for more than 30 years – Harris painstakingly drew up charts showing the family trees of African American families, combed through dusty newspaper libraries and public records files, and trudged through cemeteries in her quest to document local black history.Tabernacle Baptist Church, the oldest surviving house of worship in Ocean City.She even found a truck door panel with her father’s company logo painted on it, in a local junk yard. It was the first time Harris had seen the logo, she said.Owner of the town’s first and most successful black-owned businesses, Sylvester Thompson’s stock in trade were docks, bulkheads and pilings. But his company also helped erect some of the most iconic structures in town, including the Music Pier , the Stoeco Homes, now better known as the Merion Park section of town near the 34th Street Bridge, the Primary School and the Ocean City Fishing Club pier, to name just a few.“The Thompsons built most of this city,” Mayor Jay Gillian told Loretta in 2018.Ocean City’s African American community began with the earliest documented black residents, Jacob Still, whose family relocated to Ocean City in 1885, just six years after the town’s founding. He came from Salem, along with a handful of other families who settled in the neighborhood which came to be known as Westside.In its heyday from 1900 to around 1970, the area included West Avenue from Second to Eighth streets and West to Bay Avenue.The largely self-sufficient neighborhood would grow to include churches, businesses and modest housing, she said. The current Tabernacle Baptist Church at Eighth and West was originally a Methodist church built by the city’s founding fathers, Harris said, and is the oldest surviving church in Ocean City.Years ago, Harris began compiling a database of local black-owned businesses that have operated in town. The database has grown to more than 150 of them, ranging from the aforementioned pool hall to a dance club named the Silver Slipper.They lived in row homes, tiny “cottages” that were little more than shacks, and eventually larger homes as some of the area residents became financially secure and ultimately flourished.“Widow’s Row,” one of the earliest examples of Westside housing, as it appears today.What the early homes lacked in aesthetics on the outside, they made up for on the inside “with love, community, compassion for each other and support of family,” Harris said. “That’s what I remember most about it.”One of the earliest neighborhoods was a strip of 11 rowhomes on the 600 block of Haven Avenue, known as “Widow’s Row,” so-called because most of the households were headed by women whose husbands had passed on.The two-story houses, about 16 feet wide each, had outhouses and no indoor plumbing. Over the years, the homes were upgraded, although two of the houses at the south end of the strip were demolished and replaced with a large three-story single family home.“The Widow’s Row houses were pretty hard hit by Superstorm Sandy,” Harris said, but most of the remaining nine homes have been upgraded and remodeled and are still flourishing to this day.Westside residents made their mark in educational, religious, and business circles, as well as city services, recreation, and just about every other walk of life.Perhaps the most impressive, yet still lesser known personalities, was Archie Haggie Harris Jr. (no relation to Loretta Harris), arguably the greatest athlete to ever come out of Ocean City High School.A star fullback on the football team, Harris’ prowess in track and field landed him at Indiana University on an athletic scholarship following his 1937 graduation. He fell just inches shy of making the 1936 U.S. Olympic team in the discus and the shot put, and went on to win Big 10 and national collegiate championships in both events at Indiana, where he held the world discus record in the 40s.Archie Harris during his days as a world-class discus thrower at Indiana University. (Photo courtesy of Indiana University Track and Field)“He would have gone to the Olympics, but then World War II intervened,” Loretta Harris said.The war forced the cancellation of the planned 1940 Games scheduled for Tokyo and the 1944 Olympiad planned for London.Instead, Archie Harris joined the Army Air Force, achieved the rank of Second Lieutenant and earned his wings as a fighter pilot of the 332nd Fighter Group – the famed Tuskegee Airmen.When he returned home, Harris worked for the city and became one of the first black members of the Ocean City Police Department.Archie Harris was named to the Ocean City Hall of Fame in 1993, or 56 years after his graduation and 28 years following his death. He was just 47 when he passed away in October of 1965, and was buried with full military honors in the Beverly National Cemetery in Burlington County.Loretta Harris’ great grandfather arrived “in 1900 or 1901,” she said, starting a dynasty that is currently in its fifth Ocean City generation.She enjoys documenting the town’s black history, even though it is becoming more time-consuming as she uncovers more information, and she is working on a book about African Americans to come out of Ocean City.Harris said she would like to continue her work, but can’t do it all herself. She asked that anyone interested in helping to expand her research to contact her at 609-602-2151. Loretta Thompson Harris, left, with Ocean City AARP Chapter 1062 member Marion Ingram, before Harris’ presentation Friday to mark Black History Month.last_img read more

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