Monday 23 August 2010 8:06 pm Bovis Homes swung to a pre-tax profit in the first half of the year yesterday, with the housebuilder saying that sales are holding up during the sluggish summer months.“We have seen a remarkable stability of sales rates week on week, clearly people talk about the summer being quieter than the spring, we’ve seen a bit of that,” said chief executive David Ritchie. “But each week we appear to get over the line in terms of the number of houses we need to sell.”The group sold 803 homes in the first half of 2010, compared to 754 in the same period last year. Bovis has resumed dividend payments after 19 months, on the back of pre-tax profit of £3.5m for the six months to the end of June, compared to a loss of £8.6m in the same period last year. Revenue dipped slightly to £115.6m, though the firm’s bottom line was boosted by better loan terms.Ritchie told City A.M. the company remains cautious over the state of the housing market. “We wouldn’t say the markets are in recovery; I think stability is the best thing we can call it. But it allows us to invest at cost effective rates for the future, and we are more than replacing [the land] we have used up.” The firm purchased 1,874 plots with planning permission in the period, adding to a total land bank with consent to build of 13,113 plots. Shares dipped 1.6 per cent to 342.8p. Share whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL KCS-content Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Bovis back in the black but remains wary Show Comments ▼
The economic landscape remains fraught with danger as the public health emergency rolls on and inflationary pressures rise. I haven’t stopped buying for my Stocks and Shares ISA despite the uncertain outlook for corporate earnings though. And I’m still looking for the best shares to buy for my portfolio today.One of the best green shares to buyI believe UK shares involved in the business of renewable energy are top buys today. Demand for low-carbon energy is booming and legislative pushes across the globe means it should continue to do so too. This is where Greencoat Renewables (LSE: GRP) comes into the equation. The company operates a portfolio of wind farms, predominantly located in Ireland, and it’s expanding aggressively to drive the bottom line.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…Greencoat acquired four wind farms on the Emerald Isle last year. And the company has been taking action to expand its wingspan on Continental Europe too. It started the ball rolling by purchasing three French wind farms in 2020. The UK share also entered Finland last month by spending €60m on a project that’s set for completion in 2022.Remember that City forecasts can be blown off course (so to speak) by deteriorating trading conditions. And in the case of Greencoat Renewables this can be caused by the unpredictable nature of wind flows.High and unexpected costs due to extreme weather damaging turbines can also hit the bottom line. But right now, analysts reckon this UK share’s profits will rise more than 170% year on year in 2021.This makes Greencoat Renewables one of the best value dividend shares to buy right now. Those earnings projections leave the UK energy stock trading on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.1. A reading below 1 can suggest a stock is undervalued. At current prices the company carries a mighty 5.2% dividend yield too.A FTSE 100 dividend starI think those seeking gigantic dividends should also give housebuilders close attention. It’s possible that a slow economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis could hit homes demand in Britain. Naturally this means newbuild sales could hit the skids. But I still think some of the dividend yields in this sector make these UK shares worthy of a close look.Take FTSE 100 stock Persimmon (LSE: PSN) for instance. The dividend yield here sits at a mighty 9.1% yield for 2021. I believe trading conditions should remain strong enough for the company to keep paying large shareholder dividends long into the future as well.Government support for buyers remains substantial and, this month, it introduced a mortgage guarantee scheme that allows Britons to buy with just a 5% deposit. It’s possible that the Help to Buy equity scheme will run well into the 2020s as well. I expect Persimmon to remain a robust profits-making machine long into the future. 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. 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Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. 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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Charity, Philanthropy, and Civility in American History Howard Lake | 8 April 2009 | News Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Just:: Health PR has announced that the winners of its pro-bono initiative A Just:: Cause – Pitching for Partnership are Alzheimer’s Society, Epilepsy Action and Meningitis Trust. They win communications support in 2011 to the combined value of £150,000.Following the launch of ‘Pitching for Partnership’ in August this year, ten UK-based charities were shortlisted for the opportunity to make a short presentation to a judging panel made up of experts in the communications, healthcare and charity sectors.Judge and ex-Sun Health Editor, Jacqui Thornton, said: “The standard of the finalists’ entries was extremely high with each project addressing a real need, making it a very difficult decision. The chosen winners demonstrated well thought out communications strategies and exciting tactical ideas, presenting clear and exciting opportunities for collaboration with Just:: Health PR.”www.ajustcause.co.uk Three charities win pro bono support from Just:: Health PR Tagged with: Awards corporate PR and media relations About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 December 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
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Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Image of asteroid Bennu, surrounded by tiny ejected particles, taken by NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft on Jan. 6, 2019. The image was created with two photos to show both the asteroid and the particles clearly. (Credit: NASA)Researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have gathered some major clues toward solving the interplanetary mystery of why asteroid Bennu constantly ejects tiny pebbles into space, JPL announced Wednesday.Upon arriving at the near-Earth object in late-2019, NASA’s OSIRIS-REx space probe immediately began making unexpected observations, JPL representatives said in a written statement.“Not only was the boulder-strewn asteroid shaped like a rough diamond, its surface was crackling with activity, shedding small pieces of rock into space,” according to the statement. “Now, after more than a year and a half up close with Bennu, they’re starting to better understand these dynamic particle-ejection events.”The findings were published in a collection of studies in a special edition of the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets.The mystery emerged after cameras aboard OSIRIS-REx noticed that the 1,859-foot-wide asteroid was flinging small rocks into space during a January 2019 survey. While comets are known to become active as their icy contents are melted by the sun, scientists were not expecting to find so much commotion on the surface of an asteroid.One of the new studies, led by JPL Senior Research Scientist Steve Chelsey and titled. “Trajectory Estimation for Particles Observed in the Vicinity of (101955) Bennu,” looked into the unexpected space pebbles in depth.Most are about a quarter-inch across, according to JPL. Some fall back to Bennu under the asteroid’s weak gravity, “sometimes even ricocheting back into space after colliding with the surface.”Some of the particles orbited Bennu for days before falling back down, and others were launched with sufficient force to escape Bennu’s gravity altogether. The particles are ejected at a rate of one or two per day.Chelsey and his team suspected that the ejections may be due to thermal fracturing, as the asteroid rotates and is heated by the sun, small meteoroid impacts, or both. More data was needed to draw a definitive conclusion.As a surprise bonus, scientists found they could monitor Bennu’s gravitational influence on the pebbles in order to get a clearer picture of the asteroid’s gravity field that would have been possible with OSIRIS-REx’s instruments alone, JPL officials said.“The particles were an unexpected gift for gravity science at Bennu since they allowed us to see tiny variations in the asteroid’s gravity field that we would not have known about otherwise,” Chesley said.The tiny pebbles are not believed to pose any danger to OSIRIX-REx, which is intended to land on Bennu in October, then return to Earth with a sample of the asteroid’s material for study in September of 2023.More information about the OSIRIS-REx mission is available at nasa.gov/osiris-rex. Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Subscribe CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 109 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff Community News Business News Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Science and Technology JPL Sheds Light on Mysterious Particle Ejections From Asteroid Bennu By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 3:14 pm Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena
News UpdatesDelhi High Court Stays Mohit Saraf’s Termination From L&L Partners Till Conclusion Of Arbitration Shreya Agarwal17 Jan 2021 10:51 PMShare This – xA single judge bench of the Delhi High Court today ruled in favour of Mohit Saraf in the Saraf v Luthra saga, noting that prima facie, Saraf’s “termination from partnership by Luthra in terms of email dated Oct 13, 2020 is in violation of the Deed and the Partnership Act” in terms of Section 12 of the Partnership Act, “where a partner has the right to take part in the conduct of the…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 single judge bench of the Delhi High Court today ruled in favour of Mohit Saraf in the Saraf v Luthra saga, noting that prima facie, Saraf’s “termination from partnership by Luthra in terms of email dated Oct 13, 2020 is in violation of the Deed and the Partnership Act” in terms of Section 12 of the Partnership Act, “where a partner has the right to take part in the conduct of the business”. The court has further held that keeping Saraf away from the partnership business shall be to his prejudice, if he finally succeeds in the prospective arbitration proceedings. In light of the above, the Single Judge bench has stayed the operation of the email dated Oct 13, 2020 which was issued by Luthra terminating Saraf from the partnership till the conclusion of the prospective arbitration proceedings.The Delhi High Court on Dec 9, had reserved its order in the case. The case began with Mohit Saraf – a senior partner at L&L Partners (previously Luthra & Luthra) taking Rajiv Luthra, the firm’s founder and managing partner, to Delhi High Court after the latter removed him from the firm. Both the partners are two equity holders in the firm, with Luthra owning a majority stake and the dispute between the two arose with an alleged disagreement over the sharing of the firm’s equity with other partners.Saraf was represented by Sr. Adv. Arvind Nigam, while Luthra was represented by Sr. Advs. Abhishek Manu Singhvi and Neeraj Kishan Kaul.In his plea before the Delhi High Court, Saraf requested the court to stay Luthra’s email notice, dated Oct 13 vide which Luthra had removed Saraf from the firm. He had further prayed for restoration of his access to the firm’s offices. Alongwith his removal, not only was Saraf’s office access barred, with guards posted outside the Delhi office, he also lost access to his official email ID, with his name removed from the management section of the website. After the initial hearing in the case, and with the consent of both the parties, the court had directed the parties to participate in a mediation conducted by Sr. Adv. Sriram Panchu, however, with the mediation yielding zilch results the parties returned to court. Saraf’s counsel had said that while they were open to work out differences, they wanted a status quo ante order from the court, i.e., a return to the previously existing state of affairs prior to the Oct 13 email notice.The firm was re-branded in 2018 to L&L Partners in a bid to make it more representative of its partners.Click Here To Download Judgment[Read Judgment]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
ABC News (SAN FRANCISCO) — A new report details the potential effects that could be produced by a hypothetical major earthquake on a California fault running underneath the Bay Area.The simulation predicts what could happen if a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit directly under the city of Oakland on the Hayward fault, which runs under the highly populated East Bay corridor and is called one of the most active and dangerous faults by the U.S. Geological Survey.“It’s potentially catastrophic,” said CalTech seismologist Dr. Lucy Jones. “When you build a city right on the fault you get much worse shaking than we usually think about.”If this earthquake were to occur today, the report says it could result in the deaths of 800 people and cause 18,000 injuries — numbers the report says could be reduced by earthquake early warning systems currently in development. Jones added that one of the purposes of the report is to show how slightly increasing construction costs can significantly reduce the number of buildings damaged in a major earthquake.In the report’s scenario, damage from shaking could displace 77,000 households, and many high-rise office and residential buildings in San Francisco could be unusable for up to 10 months after a major earthquake.Fires following an earthquake could be nearly as destructive as the shaking. Scientists estimate that building space equivalent to 52,000 single family homes could burn following a hypothetical major earthquake. Destruction from fires increases if there is major damage to water supply lines, roads or communication infrastructure.“Earthquakes burn cities as much as they shake them,” said Dr. Keith Porter, author of the report and geophysicist at the University of Colorado at Boulder. “About a third of property loses in the scenario would be from fire.”Earthquakes cause fires to ignite at multiple points simultaneously due to broken gas lines or downed power lines, while also taking out firefighters’ water supply lines. Restoring water service could be a challenge after such an earthquake; the report shows some residents could lose water service for up to six months.Scientists say the Hayward Fault produces a major earthquake on average every 150 years. The 150th anniversary of the last major earthquake on the fault occurs later this year. The USGS predicts a 33 percent chance of a magnitude 6.7 or greater earthquake will occur on the fault by the year 2043. There is a 72 percent chance of a similar earthquake on any fault in the Bay Area in the same time period.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Courtesy Jackie Sliz(LIBERTYVILLE, Illinois) — When their birthdays roll around, most children ask for a growing list of presents — or a pony — but that wasn’t the case for 5-year-old Tyler Sliz.Tyler asked family and friends to help him donate bedding to children in need through the Sleep in Heavenly Peace organization at his church in Libertyville, Illinois.Almost two months later, much to his delight, the bedding donations are still coming in.“At first, I was concerned he would feel disappointment at his birthday party when all he received was bedding, but he surprised me with his giving heart,” his mother, Jackie Sliz, told ABC News. “All he truly wanted for his birthday was bedding so that he could carry it to Sleep In Heavenly Peace.”Sleep in Heavenly Peace consists of a group of volunteers who focus on making sure children have a bed to sleep in every night. The volunteers build, assemble and deliver the beds to the families in need in Lake Country and McHenry County in Illinois.Tyler and his family belong to the group’s chapter at St. Joseph’s. Tyler also attends preschool at St. Joseph’s Catholic School.Because Tyler couldn’t help build the beds — he has to wait till he’s 12 — he wanted to contribute in another way. So, he had his mom record a video to send to his birthday party guests, requesting that they bring bedding, pillows and sheets instead of gifts to the festivities on Oct. 26. On Oct. 23, the day he turned 5, Tyler began collecting the donated items.“Even when two guests chose to give him money, he, in turn, decided to buy more bedding with it,” Sliz told ABC News.Four days later, with the help of his grandparents, Tyler had his first bed built. He donated all of his birthday gifts — 30 pieces of bedding that he’d received from party guests.“People tend to be surprised that he chooses collecting bedding instead of gifts for himself. Many are inspired to ask their friends and family for bedding,” Sliz said. “[They say,] ‘If a 5-year-old can do it, so can I.’”Tyler was a “special bed builder” with the group in October, Sleep in Heavenly Peace said in a statement to ABC News.“Four generations of his family were there on [Oct. 27] making sure No Kid Sleeps on The Floor in His Town,” the statement said. “This young man sure knows what’s important and has a great heart!”Tyler’s collection of bedding continues to grow as people donate. He hopes to continue collecting throughout the holiday season and receive at least 100 pieces of bedding.When he was asked how much bedding he wanted to collect, he said: “As many as my house can hold!”Sliz said the Libertyville chapter had celebrated its first anniversary on Nov. 23. In that year, the chapter built and donated 300 beds, she said.“I want to get more bedding so kids don’t have to sleep on the floor,” he told ABC News. “I hope Santa brings all the kids bedding and presents.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.