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2 cheap UK shares to buy in June

first_img 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Harshil Patel | Tuesday, 25th May, 2021 | More on: LUCE SOM 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. See all posts by Harshil Patel Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares As a stocks and shares investor, I’m always on the lookout for cheap UK shares to buy. There are several criteria that I filter for to come up with a shortlist.I look for quality shares with growing earnings and steady profitability. In addition, I like to see strong balance sheets with plenty of cash and low or no debt. I also look at valuation to ensure I’m not overpaying.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…Lastly, I like to see rising share price momentum over several months, but prefer to buy when share prices have drifted lower in recent days or weeks.Top cheap UK sharesCurrently, I can see several cheap UK shares that match my criteria. One of these is Luceco (LSE:LUCE). I last highlighted this LED lighting manufacturer in November. Since then, its share price has risen by over 30%. Should I sell, hold, or buy some more? Given its recent trading update, I’m tempted to buy some more shares.Strong trading momentum continued in 2021. Residential demand continues to be strong, boosted by heightened home improvement activity. Given the UK housing market is currently particularly buoyant, I would expect robust demand for LED lighting.Luceco offers high returns, double-digit margins, earnings growth, and dividend income. I reckon that any weakness in its share price would be a good opportunity for me to add to my holding.Rising raw material and freight costs are potential risks that could affect its profit margin. That said, it has taken action to mitigate these risks. The company also has concentrated exposure to the UK market, so any overall economic downturn in the UK could affect its prospects.Overall, I think the positives outweigh the risks. Luceco continues to innovate and release new products in high-growth areas such as electric vehicle chargers. This should bode well for future growth.Concrete businessAnother high-growth trend is e-commerce and the related demand for new warehousing. One of the best cheap UK shares I’d consider in this space is Somero Enterprises (LSE:SOM). It manufactures laser-guided equipment used to level large quantities of concrete, such as in flooring for large warehouses.Its share price has almost doubled since I wrote about it in October, but similar to Luceco, I would still consider buying the shares today. Somero offers double-digit return on capital and profit margins. Revenues and profits are steadily growing and valuation is undemanding. It also offers a dividend yield of 4.5%, which I view as as very reasonable in the current climate.It recently reported strong trading momentum in the US, driven by demand for new warehousing. Similar to Luceco, it’s nice to see another company that continues to innovate new products. Somero recently introduced a new plywood sheet stripping machine to its range of products. And further new products are expected before the end of the year.One thing to bear in mind is that Somero is in a cyclical industry and its earnings could suffer in the event of an economic downturn. North America, Europe, and China are its largest markets. But it also has a meaningful presence in several other parts of the world where demand continues to fluctuate.That said, I think its largest markets could see continued growth. Overall, I’d consider adding these cheap UK shares to my Stocks and Shares ISA. 2 cheap UK shares to buy in June “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Harshil Patel owns shares in Luceco. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Somero Enterprises, Inc. 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.last_img read more

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Nearly 90% of Florida gas stations have pump prices below $2…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSAAAGas Prices Previous articleFlorida takes steps to address besieged unemployment servicesNext articleCash-strapped Florida hospitals face furloughs as COVID-19 peak nears Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline) The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here Florida $1.906$1.913$1.975$2.308$2.722$4.08   (7/17/2008) Click here to view current gasoline price averages Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 National $1.936$1.944$2.022$2.408$2.727$4.11   (7/17/2008)center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year AgoRecord High Oil prices rally as countries consider cutting crude productionFrom AAAThe effects of COVID-19 continue to take a toll on prices at the pump. Florida gas prices dropped another 7 cents last week, contributing to a massive 50 cent drop in the past 40 days. The state average sits at a 4-year low as it prepares to slip into the $1.80s this week.Although the average price for gasoline in Florida is $1.91 per gallon, the lowest 10 percent of gas prices are $1.68.Nearly 90 percent of Florida gas stations have prices below $2 per gallon.Ten percent of Florida gas stations have prices below $1.75.Demand for gasoline in Florida has reduced by as much as 50 percent, according to the Florida Petroleum and Marketers Association.If the state average eventually slips below $1.74 per gallon, Florida gas prices would be the lowest since January 2009. While it’s still possible we reach that benchmark, last week’s rally in crude oil prices is beginning to raise the floor on how far pump prices could fall.Crude oil prices rose on reports that various countries like Saudi Arabia and Russia are considering cutting oil production to offset low global fuel demand – caused by COVID-19. OPEC and its allies scheduled an emergency meeting to tackle the topic. The meeting was scheduled for Monday, then postponed to Thursday. The delay could cause crude prices to slip early this week. Regardless, crude oil prices rose 37 percent last week. Friday’s daily settlement of $28.34 per barrel is the highest in two weeks.“The recent crude oil rally is not yet enough to force gas prices higher, but it does affect how much lower they can go,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club  Group. “Historically, gas prices rise like a rocket and fall like a feather. In this case, retail prices are still slowly falling to catch up with the massive discounts in oil and gasoline values that we saw in the past six weeks. While it’s unclear which way oil prices will go this week, the plunge at the pump should continue this week.”Regional PricesMost expensive metro markets – Gainesville ($2.11), West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.07), Miami ($2.02)Least expensive metro markets – The Villages ($1.80), Jacksonville ($1.80), Punta Gorda ($1.80)Find Florida Gas PricesDaily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.com State and metro averages can be found here Georgia $1.772$1.779$1.851$2.231$2.613$4.16   (9/15/2008) Gas Price Survey MethodologyAAA updates fuel price averages daily at www.GasPrices.AAA.com. Every day up to 130,000 stations are surveyed based on credit card swipes and direct feeds in cooperation with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) and Wright Express for unmatched statistical reliability. All average retail prices in this report are for a gallon of regular, unleaded gasoline. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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More Great Fundraising Ideas for Youth Groups: Over 150 More Easy-To-Use Money-Makers That Really Work

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis More Great Fundraising Ideas for Youth Groups: Over 150 More Easy-To-Use Money-Makers That Really Work Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News  11 total views,  1 views today 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.last_img read more

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Draft plan for Grianan of Aileach should be available next week

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Draft plan for Grianan of Aileach should be available next week Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Google+center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Previous articleDanny O’Donnell expecting another close game in SFC replayNext article33 people awaiting in-patient beds at LUH this morning News Highland By News Highland – October 25, 2019 AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Pinterest The first draft of a Conservation Management plan for Grianan of Aileach should be available to Donegal County Council within a week.Architects appointed by the OPW have confirmed in a letter to the council that they expect the document to be ready by the end of October.Cllr Jack Murray says he was becoming increasingly frustrated by the delay in getting this document, and it’s now time for the tourism potential of the site to be realised in a sustainable and appropriate manner………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/jgrianan.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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BEST YEAR YET: Arts organizations say 2015 among the most successful ever

first_img Published 3:00 am Tuesday, December 29, 2015 Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration BEST YEAR YET: Arts organizations say 2015 among the most successful ever This past year was among one of the best on record in terms of participation and the quality of events, say local organizations.Not many rural counties with a population of around 30,000 have the distinction of being centers for the arts. However, Pike County has made a name for itself in both the cultural arts and the folk arts.Troy Arts Council offers an annual calendar of public performances featuring nationally and internationally acclaimed artists and the Johnson Center for the Arts features highly acclaimed exhibitions at its showplace gallery. The Brundidge Historical Society’s We Piddle Around Theater is the home for a variety of Alabama Top Ten folklife events each Year.The year 2015 was better than a good year for all three arts organizations. Book Nook to reopen You Might Like Chrismon tree tells the story of Christmas through symbols Jo Harvell and her family decorate the Chrismon Tree at the Johnson Center for the Arts each year. The tree… read more By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Next UpDr. John Jinright, Troy Arts Council presenter chair, said the TAC’s 2015 entertainment calendar year got off to a great start and finished with flair.“Our first concert was an Eagles Tribute by Seven Bridges Road and the response to that concert was very good,” Jinright said. “We got a lot of positive feedback from it.”The TAC partnered with Troy University to bring the Ma Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe Pow Wow to the university campus in an effort to make the pow wow a major tourist attraction. Latest Storiescenter_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Throughout the day, we had several thousand students from area schools to attend and the day was a big success as students were introduced to the Ma Chis culture,” Jinright said. “Martha Redbone, who is an American blues and soul singer of part Cherokee, Choctaw, European and African-American decent, was featured in concert and she was outstanding.”Jinright said another highlight of the TAC performance calendar was the Alash Throat Singers from the Republic of Tuva, which is in the southern part of Siberia.“The Alash concert was incredible ” Jinright said. “Alash also did six concerts at different schools. The teachers said their performances were wonderful enrichment opportunities for the students in that they got to meet artists from Tuva and to hear amazing throat music.”The TAC 2015 event calendar closed with the Shelia Jackson and Friends Holiday Concert in December. “The concert sold out and was just an amazing show,” Jinright said. “The Troy Arts Council appreciates all of the hard work that Shelia and her friends do so that we can offer their special holiday concert to the community.”Jinright said the TAC is putting together its performance calendar for 2016 and it promises to be equally exciting and entertaining.”The year 2015 was, perhaps, the must successful year in the Johnson Center for the Arts’ 10-year history, said Vicki Pritchett, Johnson Center executive director.“From beginning to end, 2015 was a great year for the Johnson Center,” Pritchett said. “What made it so successful was the variety of exhibitions. Our exhibitions are always of the highest quality and this year there was also a great variety.“We started the year with Ted Metz’ industrial sculptures; psychedelic paintings by his wife, Robin; and Randy Gachet’s found objects art.”In the spring, the JCA featured student artwork and the TroyFest Best of Show winner, Kelly Olszyk, and Craig Wedderspoon’s sculptures that included kid-friendly, climb about steel oval installations.“In the summer, the Johnson Center featured a unique collaboration of work by Jerry Johnson, Diane Orlofsky and Pam Allen,” Pritchett said. “The exhibition was a combination of artwork and the written word and it was amazing.”The fall brought together 40 artists for the Biennial Exhibition.“Many of the artists are recipients of Alabama State Arts Council Fellowships,” Pritchett said. “The installations were unique and artists came and installed their pieces. They were looking forward to the show and is was an incredible exhibition of Alabama artists.”In the fall, the JCA took a step outside the box with its first ever Wildlife Exhibition and student Wild Art show. Buck Taylor’s wildlife photography was also featured.“The Johnson Center is more that just as gallery for outstanding art exhibitions,” Pritchett said. “We are a dedicated cultural arts center. And as a part of our transition, the Troy Music Study Club donated a baby grand piano for the JCA and the Campbell family donated a piano for The Studio. We had a great 2015 and are looking forward to continued success in 2016.”The Brundidge Historical Society was organized in 1991 but didn’t began to focus on the folk arts until 2002 when it produced an original folklife play title “Come Home, It’s Suppertime” at the We Piddle Around Theater.Lawrence Bowden, BHS president, said from 2002, “Come Home” ran the first two weeks in April and the first two weeks in November without fail until April 2015.“For different reasons, mostly health, we had many cast members out and we decided it would be better to not do the play in the spring,” Bowden said. “But we were back in the fall and had a great season with our veterans and some new faces. It was great to be back and we’re looking forward to the spring.”Bowden said the Pike Piddlers Storytelling Festival in January was one of the best.“Every year, we think we can’t get any better and every year we do. This year’s storytelling with Donald Davis, Barbara McBride-Smith, Josh Goforth and Tim Lowry was outstanding.”Bowden said the June Buggin’ storytelling event featured Kate Campbell, a Nashville-based folk singer from Sledge, Mississippi.“Kate Campbell has a unique and outstanding voice,” he said. “She writes her own music and her music is her stories.”Andy Offutt Irwin was back at the Chili County Christmas event and, as always, had the audience giggling, chuckling and belly laughing at his wacky ways and funny stories about life with his Aunt Marguerite.”The BHS also sponsored the 24th annual Peanut Butter Festival, which highlighted folkways and skills and the folk music of the award-winning Herb Trotman Band.“The year 2015 was a very successful one for us because of the support of our events,” Bowden said. “We appreciate everyone who attends our events and thank them for their support.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Print Article Sponsored Contentlast_img read more

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Extreme flooding reported as Hurricane Lane nears Hawaii

first_imgABC News(HONOLULU) — Parts of Hawaii’s Big Island have already reported receiving more than 2 feet of rain as Hurricane Lane lurches northward at about 6 mph.The biggest threat from the Category 3 hurricane remains life-threatening flash flooding that could lead to landslides or mudslides. The storm’s wind speeds were last clocked at approximately 120 mph.The center of the storm is about 165 miles southwest of Kailua-Kona and 215 miles south of Honolulu. Hurricane-force winds extend 35 miles from the storm’s center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend 125 miles from the center. The eye of the storm may get very close to or even pass over the islands.Lane is expected to remain a hurricane for the next 12 to 24 hours, but increasing wind shear could weaken the storm more quickly over the next two to three days. The storm is forecast to pull away from Hawaii by late Saturday.Rainfall rates in the outer bands of the hurricane may reach 1 to 3 inches per hour, meaning flash flood watches will remain in effect through late tonight. Additional rainfall of 10 to 20 inches is possible in some areas. Isolated areas could see 40 inches.The peak wind gust reported so far is 68 mph in Kohala Ranch on the Big Island.Elsewhere, intense monsoon storms caused flash floods in Phoenix on Thursday, stranding drivers on roadways.Later today, severe storms are expected from northern Missouri to southern Minnesota, with large hail and damaging winds the biggest Midwest threats.Parts of Kansas saw more than 3 inches of rain on Thursday, leading to flash floods. Afternoon storms today could cause localized floods in sections of Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Coronavirus live updates: Global death toll surpasses 1 million

first_imgMyriam Borzee/iStockBy MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 998,000 people worldwide.Over 33.1 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The criteria for diagnosis — through clinical means or a lab test — has varied from country-to-country. Still, the actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some national governments are hiding or downplaying the scope of their outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the virus has rapidly spread to every continent except Antarctica.The United States is the worst-affected country, with more than 7.1 million diagnosed cases and at least 204,778 deaths.California has the most cases of any U.S. state, with more than 809,000 people diagnosed, according to Johns Hopkins data. California is followed by Texas and Florida, with over 758,000 cases and over 700,000 cases, respectively.Nearly 190 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are being tracked by the World Health Organization, at least nine of which are in crucial phase three trials.Here’s how the news is developing Monday. All times Eastern:Sep 28, 8:55 pmGlobal death toll surpasses 1 millionThe coronavirus has killed over 1 million people worldwide, according to data from the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.By comparison, six U.S. states have a population under a million people, as do three dozen nations including Fiji, Guyana, Luxembourg, Iceland and the Bahamas.The global death toll reached half a million at the end of June, more than five months after the first COVID-19 related death was recorded in China. It took three months for that number to double worldwide.The United States leads the world in deaths, with over 205,000 fatalities and counting. Brazil has the second most deaths with over 141,000 and counting.The two previous major global pandemics, the 1957-1958 H2N2 pandemic and the 1968 H3N2 pandemic, each also killed around 1 million people worldwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The 1918 Spanish flu, the worst pandemic in modern times, killed an estimated 50 million people worldwide. Sep 28, 8:19 pm9th ICE detainee dies of coronavirusRepresentatives from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday that a 56-year-old man who was in their custody died from COVID-19 in a Louisiana hospital.Romien Jally was the ninth ICE detainee reported to die from the virus, as well as the 22nd person to die in ICE custody this fiscal year — the highest number of deaths in ICE custody in the last 15 years.There were only eight reported deaths of ICE detainees during the previous fiscal year, according to the agency.Jally initially entered the U.S. lawfully on October 24, 2003, in Honolulu, Hawaii, under the Compact of Free Association as a nonimmigrant, ICE said.He was arrested on May 1 on sex assault charges and was ordered to be deported to the Marshall Islands on Aug 4, according to ICE.Jally was diagnosed with the virus on Aug. 25.Sep 28, 5:39 pmCruise ship crew members test positive off coast of GreeceTUI Cruises confirmed to ABC News that a dozen crew members on a ship off the coast of Greece tested positive for the coronavirus.The 12 members of the “Mein Schiff 6” crew are asymptomatic and were isolated from other passengers and crew, the company said in a statement. TUI Cruises resumed cruise operations in late July in Germany and started sailing in Greece on Sept. 13, according to a spokesperson.“To rule out any unlikely case of infections, the persons concerned are currently being tested again with our PCR rapid test device on board. The majority of the results already came out to be negative (9 out of 12),” the company said in a statement.The ship will stick with its original itinerary and sail to Piraeus tomorrow, the company said in a statement.ABC News’ Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.Sep 28, 2:03 pm120 million rapid COVID-19 tests to be made available to lower-income countriesAt least 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for the coronavirus will be made available, at a maximum cost of $5 per test, to lower- and middle-income countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday.Manufacturers Abbot and SD Biosenser reached an agreement with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to “make 120 million of these new, highly portable and easy-to-use rapid COVID-19 diagnostic tests available over a period of six months,” WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said,The tests were currently priced at a maximum of $5 each but were expected to become cheaper, according to Tedros.“This will enable the expansion of testing, particularly in hard-to-reach areas that do not have laboratory facilities or enough trained health workers to carry out tests,” Tedros said.“This is a vital addition to the testing capacity and especially important in areas of high transmission,” he added.ABC News’ Sohel Uddin contributed to this report.Sep 28, 1:54 pmNY sees positive test rate increase in multiple countiesNew York state is seeing elevated positive test rates in Brooklyn’s Kings County, Orange County and Rockland County, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Monday.State officials are doing a zip code analysis to track the clusters.Cuomo referred to Brooklyn as a “major contributor” to the positive test rate increase during his Monday press briefing.The governor also noted an elevated positive test rate in the state’s southern tier that was caused by three separate clusters of cases: a nursing home in Steuben County, a church gathering in Chemung County and a pub in Broome County.The state announced an additional 834 positive tests on Monday out of 52,936 tests reported — a positivity rate of 1.5%.There were also 11 new coronavirus-related deaths reported, Cuomo said.New York City health officials warned last week of troubling spikes in cases in six neighborhoods across Brooklyn and Queens that were “cause for significant concern.”The neighborhoods include Kew Gardens and Far Rockaway in Queens, Williamsburg in Brooklyn and a separate section of Brooklyn including Midwood, Borough Park and Bensonhurst that health officials are calling the “Ocean Parkway Cluster.”Sep 28, 10:41 amRussia reports over 8,000 new cases for 1st time since mid-JulyRussia confirmed 8,135 new cases of COVID-19 over the last 24 hours, the country’s highest single-day increase since mid-July.An additional 61 coronavirus-related deaths were also recorded in the past day, according to Russia’s coronavirus response headquarters.Russia’s cumulative total now stands at 1,159,573 confirmed cases and 20,385 deaths.Almost 27% of the newly confirmed cases — 2,217 — were registered in the capital, Moscow.The daily number of new infections has been on the rise in Russia this month, suggesting the country is entering the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic that is hitting Europe. Unlike other European nations, however, Russia has effectively returned to near-normal life in recent months with few restrictions observed.Bars, cinemas, nightclubs and restaurants have reopened while social distancing rules exist more or less only on paper. Although face masks are mandatory on public transportation in Moscow and other major cities, few people seem to oblige and police are not enforcing it for now. Still, some shops have been shut down in the capital for failing to observe quarantine rules.Last week, amid the surge of new cases, Moscow’s mayor issued new advice recommending people older than 65 as well as at-risk groups to stay at home. Employers have also been requested to allow as many people as possible to work from home. Meanwhile, Russia’s public health watchdog has called on people to congregate less in public places.Over the weekend, Russia’s top medical adviser said the growth in cases was expected as it’s primarily the result of colder weather and the start of the traditional flu season.However, the health system in Saint Petersburg is already showing signs of strain. A long queue of ambulances has appeared outside a COVID-19 hospital in the city, as it did during the height of the country’s epidemic in April. Officials said last week that just 6% of the city’s hospital beds remain free.Last month, Russia became the first country in the world to officially register a COVID-19 vaccine and declare it ready for use. The Russian government approved the vaccine before completing its final Phase III trial, eliciting criticism from experts around the globe.ABC News Alina Lobzina and Patrick Reevell contributed to this report.Sep 28, 8:19 am‘We’re not in a good place,’ Fauci warnsThe United States is “not in a good place” as some areas report upticks in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert.“As we get into the fall and the winter, you really want the level of community spread to be as low as you possibility get it,” Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a key member of the White House coronavirus task force, told ABC News in an interview Monday on Good Morning America.“There’s certainly parts of the country that are doing well,” he added. “But … there are states that are starting to show uptick in cases and even some increases in hospitalizations in some states. And, I hope not but, we very well might start seeing increases in deaths.”“You don’t want to be in a position like that as the weather starts getting cold,” he warned. “So we really need to intensify the public health measures that we talk about all the time.”When asked about Florida’s recent decision to ease restrictions by reopening bars and restaurants, Fauci called it “very concerning.”“That is something that we really need to be careful about, because when you’re dealing with community spread and you have the kind of congregate setting where people get together particularly without masks, you’re really asking for trouble,” he said. “Now’s the time actually to double down a bit.”That doesn’t mean another shutdown, he noted.“We’re not talking about shutting anything down. We’re talking about common sense type of public health measures that we’ve been talking about all along,” he said. “Obviously, if things really explode you’d have to consider that. But we want to do everything we possibly can to avoid an absolute shutdown.”As the global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic edges closer to one million, Fauci warned that the situation is “very serious.”“You got to take it very seriously,” he said.Sep 28, 6:43 amBars, restaurants close in Marseille area amid rising infectionsBars and restaurants in the French port city of Marseille and nearby Aix-en-Provence were forced to shut their doors on Sunday night for a week, as part of local measures to stem rising COVID-19 infections.The situation will be reassessed after seven days, and the closures could be extended another week. The affected businesses are allowed to operate delivery and take-out services in the meantime.“The virus is still circulating, and our battle continues,” French Health Minister Olivier Veran wrote on Twitter Sunday. “I understand the anger at the closure of bars [and] restaurants in Marseille, Aix, and the time limits in other cities. But this decision is neither final nor arbitrary: it limits the spread of the virus [and] avoids the saturation of hospitals.”Bars and restaurant owners in Marseille took to the streets Monday to protest the closures. One protester held a sign that read, “Veran killed me.”France is not the only country seeing a resurgence in COVID-19 cases. Other European nations including Spain and the United Kingdom are also grappling with growing outbreaks.Sep 28, 7:53 amMissouri again reports record-high COVID-19 hospitalizationsThere were 1,125 patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 across Missouri on Sunday, the highest number the U.S. state has reported since the start of the pandemic.It was the third straight day that Missouri had logged a record number of COVID-19 hospitalizations. There were 1,068 patients on Friday and 1,101 on Saturday, according to data from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.Overall, Missouri has confirmed 123,406 COVID-19 cases with 2,063 deaths. The state’s seven-day positivity rate for COVID-19 tests stands at 11.8%, according to the health department.Sep 28, 5:55 amUS reports nearly 37,000 new casesThere were 36,919 new cases of COVID-19 identified in the United States on Sunday, according to a real-time count kept by Johns Hopkins University.Sunday’s tally is well below the country’s record set on July 16, when there were 77,255 new cases in a 24-hour-reporting period.An additional 266 coronavirus-related fatalities were also recorded Sunday, down from a peak of 2,666 new fatalities reported on April 17.A total of 7,115,338 people in the United States have been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, and at least 204,758 of them have died, according to Johns Hopkins. The cases include people from all 50 U.S. states, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. territories as well as repatriated citizens.By May 20, all U.S. states had begun lifting stay-at-home orders and other restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. The day-to-day increase in the country’s cases then hovered around 20,000 for a couple of weeks before shooting back up and crossing 70,000 for the first time in mid-July. The daily tally of new cases has gradually come down since then but has hovered around 40,000 in recent weeks.An internal memo from the Federal Emergency Management Agency obtained by ABC News on Friday night shows that the number of new cases recorded in the United States is continuing to increase significantly while the number of new deaths is decreasing substantially in week-over-week comparisons.Sep 28, 4:55 amIndia’s case count tops six millionIndia confirmed another 82,170 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, pushing its tally soaring past six million.An additional 1,039 coronavirus-related fatalities were also recorded. The country’s cumulative total now stands at 6,074,703 confirmed cases and 95,542 deaths, according to the latest data from the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.India is only the second country in the world to surpass six million total cases. The vast county of 1.3 billion people has the highest COVID-19 infection rate of anywhere in the world. It’s expected to become the pandemic’s worst-hit nation within the coming weeks, overtaking the United States, where more than 7.1 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19.India also has the highest number of recovered COVID-19 patients in the world, with more than five million people who have survived the disease. The country’s recovery rate stands at 82%, according to the health ministry.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Mutual respect doubles size of business

first_imgStandardLife has doubled the size of its business since it changed its management styleto encourage its staff to become more involved.DerekThomson, Standard Life’s personnel operations manager, told the Anuman 2001conference that the company had realised there was a need for a change ofmanagement style in the late 1980s.Thomsonsaid the change was needed because Standard Life’s customers were unhappy andits staff under-utilised.Inresponse the financial services company implemented a total customersatisfaction policy that concentrated on its customers needs by training anddeveloping its staff to realise their full potential.In1999 the change of style was formalised with the formation of Link, the staffrepresentative body and last year a partnership agreement was established.Thereare now four full-time employee representatives and 196 part-time national andlocal representatives.Thomsonsaid, “Link has helped our staff make a greater contribution to theorganisation and made their contribution more professional.”Ithas helped develop mutual respect and created an appetite for people to want toget involved in the business.” Related posts:No related photos. Mutual respect doubles size of businessOn 30 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

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These were Manhattan’s best office submarkets in Q4

first_img Full Name* Tags Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink (iStock)The pandemic-driven downturn has disrupted Manhattan’s office real estate market, where availability has hit record highs in recent months.But certain pockets of the borough have shown more resilience than others.The corridor along Park Avenue between 44th and 61st streets had the strongest demand relative to its availability in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the relative strength submarket index (RSSI) figures issued by KPG Funds, in partnership with Newmark. The area’s availability was just shy of 4 million square feet, while the demand was 2.4 million square feet. (See the chart below)Noho and Soho — which includes the areas between Canal and 14th streets from Fifth to Sixth avenues, and Canal and 13th streets from Third to Fifth avenues — also came in strong in Q4, according to the index. The area had about 1.4 million square feet of availability and 822,000 square feet of tenant demand.Those areas have remained popular thanks to prospective office tenants who are trying to take advantage of the down market by leasing in neighborhoods where they might have been previously priced out, said Greg Kraut, CEO of KPG.“Tenants nowadays … want to be around where you could work, live, play,” Kraut said. “As space starts to open up, you’re starting to see even more of a rapid increase into these areas.”KPG’s index is calculated by dividing total office availability in the submarket by the total square footage in demand from tenants, which is collected from brokers and tenants themselves.(Source: Newmark and KPG Funds)The Far West Side neighborhood, which includes Hudson Yards, was ranked as the third-hottest submarket in the fourth quarter, a major improvement from the second quarter when it was ranked 12th. Total tenant demand increased from 160,000 square feet in the second quarter to 600,000 square feet in the fourth quarter. The upswing was despite the increase in availability from 740,000 square feet to 1.1 million square feet.Read moreManhattan office availability hits record-high 14.9%Manhattan office developer launches $200M fundAre office landlords turning a corner or rolling over? Message* Email Address* avison youngCommercial Real EstateInvestment SalesKPG FundsManhattan Office MarketNewmark Knight FrankOffice Leasing The weakest submarket in Q4 was “Westside,” defined as the area between 41st to 65th streets from Ninth Avenue to the Hudson River, along with the blocks between 48th and 65th streets from Seventh to Ninth avenues. In the three-month period, it had 4.8 million square feet of availability and 360,000 square feet of tenant demand.(Source: Newmark and KPG Funds)The second weakest market was “Eastside,” or the area between 45th and 61st streets from the midblock between Lexington and Park avenues to the East River. The area’s availability was 4.9 million square feet in the fourth quarter, while the demand was 452,000 square feet.Investors are increasingly referring to more targeted data to help guide their decisions, said James Nelson, principal and head of Tri-State investment sales at Avison Young, adding that his firm offers customized data to its investment market clients.And a neighborhood-by-neighborhood analysis can help guide landlords when they negotiate leases with prospective tenants, said Eric Meyer, principal of Meyer Equities.“If there are a lot of tenants in the market relative to the space available, when negotiating rents and terms, you have more of a position of strength,” Meyer said.But there’s one common goal in the current data analysis: pinpointing where the demand is.“This is a demand-driven market,” said Craig Leibowitz, executive director for data, analytics & strategy for Avison Young. “The degree to which demand can be quantified and qualified, that’s what informs investment decisions as much as anything else.”Contact Akiko Matsuda Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

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Trailblazer Stadium Now Open For Public Track Use

first_imgMay 22, 2018 /Sports News – Local Trailblazer Stadium Now Open For Public Track Use Written by Tags: Dixie State Track/Dr. Jason Boothe/Trailblazer Stadium FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Monday, the Dixie State athletic department announced that with Trailblazer Stadium renovations having been completed, the track and west grandstand are now open for public use.The stadium’s track is available for public use Monday-Friday from 6:00-11:00 am unless a Dixie State athletic event or practice is underway, or if any other event is occurring on the football field surface.Should an event be scheduled on the field or in the stadium where general public use of the track would interfere with the event, the track will be unavailable.Athletic director Dr. Jason Boothe also requests that should community members witness any acts of vandalism or otherwise inappropriate behavior, they should immediately notify Dixie state personnel.Boothe also said additional renovations at the stadium will be completed over the summer and will impact track availability. Additionally, Boothe confirmed DSU will also be performing routine maintenance and cleaning on the track which will require it to be closed for a couple of days every month. Brad Jameslast_img read more

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