See all posts by Peter Stephens Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares FTSE 100 dividend shares could offer improving total returns over the long run that boost the size of your retirement nest egg. Certainly, short-term risks, such as trade tensions between the US and China as well as a weak global economic outlook, could weigh on their prospects.However, with low valuations, a lack of other income-producing opportunities, and recovery prospects for the index, large-cap dividend shares could prove to be UK stock market bargains. And that could help you retire early.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…UK stock market bargainsThe FTSE 100 appears to currently offer good value for money. It may have rebounded following the market crash earlier in the year, but the index still trades around 17% down on its 2020 starting price. This suggests many of its members offer wide margins of safety, as well as high yields, that could lead to high returns.Through buying a range of stocks at the present time, you could capitalise on the index’s low price level. Its track record of performance shows it’s always been able to recover from downturns to post fresh record highs. However, the possibilities of that happening in the coming months may be relatively low due to an uncertain economic outlook. But investing over the longer term is likely to produce turnarounds for many companies that currently offer wide margins of safety.FTSE 100 dividend stocks appealWith low interest rates likely to remain in place over the medium term, FTSE 100 dividend stocks could become increasingly popular among income-seeking investors. Previously, investors may have relied on income-producing assets such as cash and bonds through which to gain a passive income. However, low inflation and weak GDP growth forecasts mean monetary policy is likely to remain dovish for a prolonged period of time.This could cause demand for dividend shares to rise. Certainly, there are always risks regarding whether dividend payments will be maintained or grow over the long run. However, the difference in returns between shares and other income-producing assets may convince many investors that the risk/reward opportunity within the FTSE 100 is highly attractive. This could lead to increasing demand for income shares that pushes their prices higher over the coming years.Retiring earlyBeing able to retire early through purchasing FTSE 100 dividend stocks may sound somewhat unlikely at the present time, due to a challenging economic outlook. 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Your daily outdoor news bulletin for October 3, the day O.J. Simpson was acquitted in 1995:Leaf Peeping Party PooperOf all the things that don’t work during the current government shutdown, our National Parks are getting a lot of press for being closed. There is the political grandstanding and posturing at the World War II Memorial in D.C., the lost hikers in Crater of the Moon park in Idaho that may or may not be rescued by federal employees, there is the angry rafters at Grand Canyon National Park who have waited years – decades even – for their permits only to be stymied a the put-in, there’s the Panda Cam. It’s a mess for sure, and the economic impact is huge: estimates peg the total daily economic loss at $76 million with D.C. ($5.8 million), North Carolina ($4.4 million), Tennessee ($3.4 million), and Virginia ($3.3 million) all coming in the top 10 states with the biggest loses. Even for people in the government, that’s a lot of money. Although the Blue Ridge Parkway will remain open – the actual road, not the amenities – Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Shenandoah National Park remain closed. This includes all trails, visitors centers, etc. The month of October is one of the busiest months for both these parks, with GSMNP drawing upwards of a million visitors, all of whom have one thing in mind: leaves. The changing colors of the epic expanses of forests is one of the main reasons these two parks are so popular during the fall season. Most national forest trails remain open, even if the facilities are closed. There are some people who will still be able to enjoy our national parks however, those with leases to drill and those that want to log the forests. And then there are the small acts of civil disobedience like the situation at the Pisgah Inn.BEARS! THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!Over the past couple of weeks, a spike in bear activity has North Carolinians on edge. They only have one party to blame, and no it’s not the government shutdown – although I’m sure it hasn’t helped authorities deal with the bears. No, they can blame that smallest of nuggets that always tend to stab you in the sweet meat on the bottom of your arch when you walk barefoot to the mailbox: the acorn. A poor acorn crop in the high country has resulted in more bear activity in valley communities like Asheville as the winter hibernation season comes on. Bears are looking for food, and when there is a shortage, the easiest place to find it is in the trashcans of their neighbors, the hungry humans. Although they are mainly on the hunt for acorns at lower elevations, which are plentiful, a bear sighting at Asheville High School put that school on lock down yesterday, and a bear cub was hit by a car on I-26. Experts say to expect the increase in bear activity at lower elevations to continue through the fall and into the winter.Fracking Tearing Up Pennsylvania ForestsThe process of extracting natural gas from the ground via hydraulic fracturing is a relatively new process, and remains unregulated by the EPA, and as such has unknown impacts on the environment and communities. Some of those impacts are known – West Virginians lighting their tap water on fire is the example that immediately comes to mind – but now some more in-depth, more insidious, impacts of fracking are coming to light. A survey has revealed sweeping damage at fracking sites in Pennsylvania, one of the most controversial states when it comes to fracking because there is much public outcry but the states sits on the Marcellus Shale, which many consider the motherlode of deposits. Aerial photos and analysis reveal that fracking is causing sweeping damage and forests fragmented by new well pads, roads, and pipelines. Even a small amount of well sites have a major impact on the surrounding forests, and a deeper look at how ecosystems work reveals why. The theory of island biogeography says that an area’s diversity plummets when habitat is broken up into smaller pieces, as is happening where these drilling sites are, because some animals can only survive in the depths of the forest, not around it’s edges.Read the full story at grist.org.
Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 15 Jun 2019 1:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link347Shares Arsenal are keen on signing Ryan Fraser (Picture: Getty)Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake has confirmed Ryan Fraser will not be sold this summer in an official statement released by the Cherries.The Scottish international is a target for Arsenal and the winger is entering the last 12 months of his contract on the south coast.The Gunners had hoped to capitalise on the uncertainty over Fraser’s future with a £25million bid.However, in a brief statement released on Saturday, Blake’s confirmed that the Cherries want to tie Fraser down to a new deal and stated that he will remain at the club next season.ADVERTISEMENT Bournemouth send message to Arsenal over Ryan Fraser transfer in official statement Fraser recorded 13 assists last term (Picture: Getty)‘Much has been written and spoken about the future of Ryan Fraser, as his contract with AFC Bournemouth heads into its final 12 months,’ said Blake.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘As is the club’s policy, details regarding contract negotiations or transfer activity are kept confidential and do not enter the public domain.‘However, following some recent reports I felt it was imperative to speak publicly and provide balanced clarity on the situation.‘The offer of a new long-term contract has been on the table for Ryan for some time.‘In September 2018, at the request of Ryan’s representative, negotiations were paused to allow the player to focus entirely on his football.‘He went on to have an outstanding season, with seven goals and 13 assists helping the club secure a fifth successive season of Premier League football.‘During that time, I have been – and continue to be – in regular dialogue with Ryan’s representative, and have made it clear to both him and the player that our contract offer remains on the table.‘Quite simply, Ryan is a fantastic player and an integral part of our squad. We look forward to welcoming Ryan back to us next month after a well-earned break, upon which he can focus on having another standout season for AFC Bournemouth’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalEmery has just £45m to spend this summer and could be forced into selling the likes of Mesut Ozil to raise funds.The German is Arsenal’s highest earner on £350,000-a-week but is settled in London and the Gunners would likely have to subsidise his departure.MORE: Crystal Palace want Wilfried Zaha sell-on clause removed before allowing Aaron Wan-Bissaka to join Manchester United Comment Advertisement Advertisement
Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has been ruled out of the game at Stamford Bridge but David Luiz has been passed fit.Luiz fell awkwardly towards the end of last week’s 3-0 victory over Everton, while Kante has a thigh problem.Kante’s absence means Cesc Fabregas is recalled to the starting line-upMiddlesbrough pair Grant Leadbitter and Adlene Guedioura have recovered from hamstring and groin injuries respectively and are among the substitutes.But the visitors, whose relegation will be confirmed if they lose, are without Gaston Ramirez, Victor Valdes and Daniel Ayala.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, David Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Fabregas, Matic, Alonso; Pedro, Diego Costa, Hazard.Subs:Begovic, Terry, Zouma, Ake, Chalobah, Loftus-Cheek, Willian.Middlesbrough: Guzan, Fabio, Chambers, Gibson, Friend, Clayton, De Roon, Forshaw, Downing, Traore, Negredo.Subs: Dimi, Barragan, Bernardo, Leadbitter, Guedioura, Gestede, Bamford. Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceThere may be a handful of kids who can brag about their parents playing basketball professionally, but only Riley Curry can brag about a town renaming its children’s amusement park for her after her dad led the Golden State Warriors to their first championship since 1975.Children’s Fairyland was renamed RileyLand before the start of the Warriors NBA Championship parade in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 19, 2015. (Anda …
LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Chris Ross. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netChris Ross was back to his old self Friday night in San Miguel’s 111-102 win after his worst performance of the series in Game 4 of the 2017 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals.The freshly-minted Best Player of the Conference finished with 10 points, 11 assists, five steals, and four rebounds to help the Beermen move within a win of ending their drought in the mid-season conference.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Eager to contribute, Santos wills San Miguel to comeback win View comments LATEST STORIES Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ What ‘missteps’? But San Miguel first had to recover from a lackluster showing made worse by TNT’s hot shooting in the first half, where it trailed by 61-46, at halftime.“We have a really great discussion at halftime,” he said. “We know we didn’t play good basketball in the first half. We just told everyone to dig deep, find that championship spirit that we know we have, and luckily – I don’t know if it’s a switch or sense of desperation, we came out in the third quarter and locked down defensively, picked the pressure up, and it went our way.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsArwind Santos changed the complexion of the game for the Beermen in the second half, dropping 14 points in the period as the rest of the team buckled down on defense.Ross praised their team captain’s efforts in shutting down the hot-shooting Ranidel de Ocampo in the next two periods, saying, “Arwind came out and he was amazing for us. He stuck on Ranidel, made some big shots, kind of turn the tide for us.” Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games “They always say the first game is hard and the closeout game is the hardest. We know that those guys are not gonna lay down. Every game has been a battle,” he said. “We gonna try to get as much rest as possible, look at film, see where what went wrong when they went up by 15 and try to correct those things, and come out for battle on Sunday.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next San Miguel continued to control the pace, speeding up the game with June Mar Fajardo on the bench.Ross said that the way the team played is a testament on the caliber the players the Beermen have, that even though the three-time PBA MVP is on the bench, the team can still hold their own against the best of the opposing team.“I mean, we’re a pretty deep team, and we have a lot of guys that can play, lot of guys that are really talented,” he said. “Even if June Mar sits down, Arwind can fill in. It’s just like we’re playing all-Filipino. We’re used to that, we have four shooters on the outside and one big man and it makes us quicker defensively. Even without June Mar out there, I think everyone was up to the task and when June Mar is in there, we got to figure out some ways for him to be productive for us.”Now owning a 3-2 series lead, San Miguel has a golden chance to wrap up the series on Sunday.However, Ross expects TNT to give its all for Game 6, noting that the hardest game of any series is always the clincher.ADVERTISEMENT
Rahul Dravid continues to be at the receiving end of controvesial decisions by the umpires on the current England tour as he was ruled out caught behind on Saturday, despite ‘Hot Spot’ not detecting an edge off his bat. For the third time in this tour that Dravid has fallen to a debatable decision as he was given out twice in the preceding Test series in controversial fashion. However, snicko-meter, which is not part of the UDRS, later suggested that there was a contact between the ball and the bat. Saturday’s decision yet again brought technological shortcomings to the fore under the UDRS system. England paceman Stuart Broad appealed for a catch behind the wicket off his own bowling in the fourth ball of the 18th over but umpire Billy Doctrove ruled not out.Broad opted for a review straight away.Third umpire Marais Erasmus from South Africa took help of ‘Hot Spot’ but even after several replays, the edge could not be established, though a sound was definitely detected.However, much to the astonishment of the fans and the batsman, Erasmus ruled Dravid out. In the third Test, Dravid was ruled caught behind off James Anderson in India’s second innings when his bat actually had hit the shoelace and he hadn’t edged the ball. Then in the fourth Test, he was given out caught behind in India’s second innings. Dravid was ruled not out by the umpire but given out for 13 after referral by England though the snicko-meter apparently showed that there was no contact between the ball and the bat before it landed into home side wicketkeeper Matt Prior’s gloves. Debates and discussions have already started on the decision. Cricketer Aakash Chopra tweeted, “The most reliable tool for DRS is proving the least trustworthy. But I’m more baffled by the quality of umpiring.” “How can d third umpire overturn the on-field umpire’s decision without conclusive evidence to suggest d opposite,” he added.advertisement(with PTI inputs)
Twenty-five employees from 14 resort properties in Treasure Beach, St. Elizabeth, have been certified by the Private Security Regulation Authority (PSRA) as part of steps to facilitate Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) compliance and certification.Participants in the PSRA Security Training Programme, which was conducted in collaboration with the Tourism Product Development Company (TPDCo), were presented with their certificates during a graduation ceremony at the Treasure Beach Sports Complex on November 23.Executive Director of TPDCo, Dr. Andrew Spencer, who spoke at the function, said the initiative forms part of a wide suite of programmes by the agency to ensure that the operations of entities within the sector are compliant with the laws and regulations under the Tourist Board Act.This, he added, is in keeping with TPDCo’s mandate of enhancing the tourism product by ensuring stakeholder compliance and a consistently high quality of offerings to clients and guests.Dr. Spencer advised that the programme’s implementation is already bearing fruit in Treasure Beach, as two of the participating entities will become compliant after obtaining certification, while four of the 12 unlicensed participating entities are in the process of getting the outstanding documents to apply for the JTB licence.In his remarks, State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, who is the Member of Parliament for Southwest St. Elizabeth where Treasure Beach is located, thanked TPDCo for implementing the programme.“I am happy to see this programme come to fruition. The best way to build any tourism product we have is to build our human resources,” he said.The training programme was held from October 8 to 12, with sessions conducted by PSRA-approved trainer, Anthony Rodney.The Product Quality and Training Department in collaboration with the Product Development and Community Tourism Department secured programme funding through Minister Green under the 2018/19 Spruce Up Budget.