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Best UK stocks to buy #2Next on my list is insurance giant Aviva (LSE: AV). The management’s restructuring efforts have improved the company’s balance sheet. Its shares are currently trading at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 5.9. This is lower than its historical average of 16.5. I like this stock for its low P/E ratio and good balance sheet, and also for the dividend yield of 5.2% which is like icing on the cake. Finally, its price-to-book ratio of 0.82 is lower than its five-year average of 0.95.The insurance sector is very competitive. The company has to be watchful of its market share. Also, the shares rose around 65% in the past year. Some current investors may choose to book a profit which could lead to a fall in the share price. Best UK stocks to buy #3Plus500 (LSE: PLUS) is another great stock that I am interested in adding to my ISA. It is currently trading at a P/E ratio of 4.30. I believe that the stock is a value buy at these levels. 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Back to overview,Home naval-today Irving Shipbuilding Celebrates Selection to Negotiate Right to Build Canada’s Future Combat Fleet Irving Shipbuilding Celebrates Selection to Negotiate Right to Build Canada’s Future Combat Fleet Share this article Industry news Irving Shipbuilding celebrated its successful selection to negotiate the right to build Canada’s future combat fleet under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). The company gathered late in the day to recognize its employees, community and government partners, and Canadians from coast to coast to coast for the outstanding support of Nova Scotia as a Canadian shipbuilding Centre of Excellence.“This is tremendous news! On behalf of the men and women of Irving Shipbuilding, we are honoured to be chosen by Canada to build the Navy’s new combat vessel fleet for those who serve and we look forward to successful negotiations in the coming months,” said Jim Irving, CEO, Irving Shipbuilding. “We’d like to assure the Government of Canada, and all Canadians, that we will continue to devote our efforts to building quality vessels for our men and women in uniform and delivering best value to Canadians for this important investment, one that will provide economic benefits across Canada.”The company recognized the federal government for its leadership and vision in establishing the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy in June, 2010. This Strategy has now resulted in the creation of two centres of excellence for the construction of large vessels to deliver sustained value, productivity and skilled employment to Canada. This long term commitment to shipbuilding by the federal government will avoid the boom/bust cycles seen in the past and will ensure sustained investments in the industry.“Our employees are the best shipbuilders in Canada, and to them we’d like to extend our sincere gratitude for their support throughout this process,” said Steve Durrell, President, Irving Shipbuilding. “They continue to put their expertise and skills to work every day for our current customers, and we know they’ll look for every opportunity to make each vessel we construct even better than the last.”The company, which has built over 80% of Canada’s current surface combat fleet and is presently working on refitting seven Halifax-class frigates for the Navy and building nine HERO Class Patrol Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard, has invested $90 million over the past five years to be ready for its newest assignment.“We’re fortunate to have an owner in the Irving family that saw the potential of our workers, our experience and our facilities and chose to invest heavily in infrastructure, technology and people since acquiring Halifax Shipyard in 1994,” added Durrell. “One of the most important ways in which they did that was by choosing to build their own vessels right here at Irving Shipbuilding.”The year-long NSPS bid process took a great deal of human, financial and intellectual capital. It was also a time when the employees of Irving Shipbuilding learned how much support they, their families, and the entire industry have among the people of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada and the entire nation.“To every Nova Scotian and Canadian who put up a lawn sign, put a pin on the electronic map or sent us words of encouragement, we can’t thank you enough — the workers of Irving Shipbuilding are incredibly touched by your interest and your support,” said Jim Irving. “And to Nova Scotia and every member of the Ships Start Here partnership, you have made this a true community effort and demonstrated the power of a community with confidence, pride and a clear objective – thank you for your belief and your support.”Negotiation of contracts with the Federal Government will take place over the next number of months, after which Irving Shipbuilding anticipates specific program details would be released in a joint communiqué between Canada and the shipyard.“It’s a great day for shipbuilding in Canada. We’re proud to be a part of this heritage and we understand our responsibility in building this industry and the next generation of shipbuilders into the future” said Jim Irving. “Irving Shipbuilding is privileged to be poised to negotiate the combat vessel contracts, commencing with the Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessels, and looks forward to delivering Canada’s next generation combat vessel fleet to those who serve.”[mappress]Source: irvingshipbuilding, October 24, 2011 October 24, 2011
Positives for the BadgersAlthough they were swept, there were a few positives coming out of the Penn State match for the Badgers. Wisconsin was only one of a handful of teams to break 20 points against the Nittany Lions and the first to score 20 on them in two sets.“I thought they played well, but they always play well against us,” Penn State head coach Russ Rose said. “I don’t look at the records. I know it’s Wisconsin, and I know they have players on their team that have beaten us previously. We have lost here before, and our players know this is a place where you are always going to get the other team’s best effort.”The Badgers saw a big game from Wack, who led the team with eight kills and had a .294 hitting percentage. Senior outside hitter Morgan Salow had another big game off the bench with seven kills, including four in the third set.“There are a lot of positives out of this,” sophomore setter Nikki Klingsporn said. “Obviously we wanted to get the win. But Penn State is a good team. … I thought it was really good coming out and to start competing after a losing weekend.”Penn State looks to continue its dominanceAfter sweeping the Badgers Friday, the Nittany Lions won against Northwestern in straight sets Sunday.Penn State is yet to lose a set this year. They have only allowed two Big Ten teams to go over 20 points against them in a set, and Wisconsin was the first to do so in two different sets.However, baring a major setback, the Lions will continue to dominate opponents in the second half of the season.“Teams lose for a variety of reasons,” Rose said. “Sometimes it’s health, sometimes it’s dissension, sometimes it’s lack of effort. And probably the most prevalent reason is you don’t play as well as the other team does. We are very confident in some situations, and I think when we are able to pass the ball well, we are able to put a lot of stress on the other teams in a lot of different areas of the court.” When a team faces an opponent that leads its conference in five of seven major categories, it is going to be a struggle.The Badgers, who are 14-8 (4-6 Big Ten) after Sunday’s loss against Indiana, experienced just that in their loss in straight sets to the Nittany Lions 25-20, 25-16, 25-21.Penn State came into the game as the No.1 team in the nation and led the Big Ten in most categories. On offense, the Nittany Lions were able to hit .349 while limiting the Badgers to only a .100 hitting percentage.“When you come up against a team that is hitting the ball that hard, I mean, every server on their side is hitting heat,” outside hitter Allison Wack said. “So [we were] just trying to do the best we could to get around them. Sometimes you can’t always be there, and you try to make the best play you can. But they are definitely a strong serving team as well as their [strong] offense.”Penn State was led by senior middle hitter Christa Harmotto, who had 10 kills and an unheard of .692 hitting percentage. Going into the match, Harmotto led the nation in hitting percentage, averaging .512. Senior outside hitter Nicole Fawcett also contributed 17 kills, including 10 in the third set.
Last year’s beaten finalists Our Lady’s Templemore and Thurles CBS clash in The Ragg.The other school from the Premier in the quarter-finals – Nenagh CBS – meet De La Salle College Waterford at Leahy Park, Cashel.Both matches begin at 1.30pm.