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Roland Head | Friday, 24th April, 2020 | More on: PHNX 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. Quite a few FTSE 100 shares appear to offer high dividend yields, based on forecast data. But many of these payouts have been cancelled or suspended. Today I want to look at a FTSE 100 stock with an 8% dividend yield that looks very safe to me.You may not be familiar with Phoenix Group Holdings (LSE: PHNX). But this £4bn FTSE 100 firm is set to become the UK’s largest life insurance and pension provider when its acquisition of rival ReAssure completes later this year.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…This FTSE 100 share is a hidden high-yield heroUnlike better-known rivals such as Aviva or Legal & General, Phoenix specialises in buying up life insurance and pension policies from other firms, which want to offload them from their books.Phoenix then benefits from economies of scale and its specialist focus to cut costs and generate a lot of surplus cash. Much of this is returned to shareholders through a generous dividend.For example, in 2019, the company’s operations generated £707m of cash. About £338m of this will be returned to shareholders through the dividend. That gives this FTSE 100 share a yield of more than 8% at current levels.Cash generation is expected to rise to between £800m and £900m in 2020. The dividend is also expected to increase.Won’t the business run out of opportunities?Phoenix’s business model relies on buying large ‘books’ of existing policies. Eventually, all of these will expire. In theory, this could lead to the business being wound down. But I think this is very unlikely, for two reasons.The first is that demand for Phoenix’s services is expected to remain strong. Other insurers and pension providers are keen to transfer older policies to Phoenix, because this frees up capital for them to invest in new growth opportunities.The second reason why I’m bullish on the long-term prospects for this FTSE 100 share is that Phoenix also sells new insurance and pension policies through a deal with Standard Life Aberdeen. This part of the business is being used to generate growth to offset the decline of older ‘closed book’ policies.Phoenix wrote £7bn of new business in the UK and Europe last year. This is expected to contribute an extra £475m to long-term cash generation.Why I’d buy this FTSE 100 share todayPhoenix is quite a specialist and complex business. But it’s also very focused and has a strong track record of delivering on its targets. This gives me confidence that the firm’s performance should continue to be sustainable.In my view, the dividend is likely to be one of the safest in the insurance sector. Unlike most FTSE 100 rivals, Phoenix won’t have to handle any claims for home, travel or business interruption insurance as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.Indeed, the long-term nature of its activities suggests to me that the pandemic shouldn’t have much effect on the firm’s performance at all.The Phoenix share price has fallen by about 30% in this year’s stock market crash. 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Wakisaka Corporation Structure:Timber FrameTeam:Florian Busch, Sachiko Miyazaki, Suguru Takahashi, Renee RederCity:NisekoCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Glen ClaydonRecommended ProductsWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT HybridWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Architectural & FreeformText description provided by the architects. The brief for this house in what is often referred to as one of the world’s best winter destinations was straightforward: simple, energy-efficient, maintenance-free. By far the best piece left in a fairly large development of mostly quaint variations of the theme “mountain chalet” (and their to our brief inevitably opposed manifestations), the site added to that straightforwardness: Its asset —unhindered views of the volcano Yotei to the east— dictated the orientation; our nonchalant disinterest in (and consequential avoiding of) the neighboring houses fine-tuned placement.Save this picture!Courtesy of Florian Busch ArchitectsIn a world inundated with distractions, the house becomes a simple filter: Shut out the clutter and open up focused views on the serene beauty that lies behind: untouched wilderness all the way up to Mt Yotei.Save this picture!© Glen ClaydonOnce we step inside, this concept is more and more evident. A wide entrance extends all the way through the house and onto the terrace, as if to show that the house really is but a gate. As we walk towards the terrace, glimpses of the sky reach us through the stairwell. Main bed and bath room are to the left and right and can be joined to form a suite along the entire east façade.Save this picture!© Glen ClaydonThe house’s simplicity extends to its structure, and is felt throughout. A perfect square in plan, the space seems to open from within by a set of beams and columns. The strong definition of the axial space from the entrance towards the terrace is loosened on the upper level, where the exposed Hokkaido cedar beams and columns define a large open volume. Two small boxes, guest room and bath, are placed below the beams in the western part, the remaining space contains study, living, dining, and kitchen areas facing east.Save this picture!SectionFrom the outside, the building is a homogeneous volume clad in aluminium-zinc coated sheet steel, which subtly reflects the surroundings with their ever-changing tones. The same openings which are like live paintings in the interior reveal, from the outside, the spatial components that make up the house as a set of individual elements.Save this picture!© Glen ClaydonK House is a place of simplicity, where the natural surroundings become part of the house and in hourly changing nuances remind us of the essence of true luxury. Incidentally, the no-nonsense, frugal interpretation of luxury leads to a concept much closer to the original chalet: a simple cabin for herdsmen in the mountains, sheltSave this picture!© Glen ClaydonProject gallerySee allShow lessParquet Patterned Pool and Spa / Claesson Koivisto RuneSelected ProjectsSunggwang Church / Oh JongsangSelected Projects Share Contractor: K House in Niseko / Florian Busch ArchitectsSave this projectSaveK House in Niseko / Florian Busch Architects 2017 K House in Niseko / Florian Busch Architects “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867287/k-house-in-niseko-florian-busch-architects Clipboard Photographs Manufacturers: AEG, Catalano, Toto, Zucchetti, Acor, MIWA, NORD Photographs: Glen Claydon Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Glen Claydon+ 35 Share Area: 197 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Japan Architects: Florian Busch Architects Area Area of this architecture project Projects ArchDaily CopyHouses•Niseko, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/867287/k-house-in-niseko-florian-busch-architects Clipboard CopyAbout this officeFlorian Busch ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNisekoJapanPublished on March 17, 2017Cite: “K House in Niseko / Florian Busch Architects” 16 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Advertisement Melanie May | 1 August 2019 | News 228 total views, 5 views today UK Supreme Court VAT win could be good news for charities A UK Supreme Court win could signal relief for charities looking to recover VAT, accountancy firm MHA MacIntyre Hudson has said.The Supreme Court’s decision in favour of Frank Smart & Sons Ltd regarding VAT repayment on the purchase of farm entitlements to CAP subsidy, could mean HMRC will find it more difficult to refuse VAT recovery on charitable fundraising activity in the future, it claims.Frank Smart & Sons Ltd, a family owned farming company in Aberdeenshire won its case against HMRC regarding the claim for the repayment of VAT on the purchase of 34,477 units of Single Farm Payment Entitlements to subsidy.HMRC refused the claim on the grounds that there was a direct link between the purchase of the entitlements and the receipt of subsidy. As the subsidy was outside the scope of VAT the claim for VAT repayment failed the test that input tax must be linked to a VATable supply.Frank Smart & Sons Ltd was advised by Glyn Edwards, VAT Director at MHA MacIntyre Hudson, who argued that VAT ought to be recoverable because the subsidies were used to develop the farming business. This argument prevailed, resulting in the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court.Glyn Edwards commented:“If HMRC had won, every business in receipt of subsidy could have been subject to a restricted right of VAT recovery. The Supreme Court’s judgment suggests that if it can be shown the purpose of incurring costs goes beyond the immediate non-VATable supply, for example in order to generate funds to expand a taxable business, then some VAT recovery is possible. This is a significant development in the VAT landscape.“For the not-for-profit sector in particular, the judgement is a helpful panacea against the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the EU in University of Cambridge v Revenue and Customs Commissioners (C-316/18). HMRC would have taken that judgment as a green light to refuse VAT recovery on any fund-raising activity of a charity irrespective of how those funds are to be used.“In the context of Brexit, the Supreme Court’s decision could be a sign of things to come. The Supreme Court declined to send Frank Smart’s case to the CJEU and were bold in making a decision in his favour so soon after the CJEU released the Cambridge judgement.” 229 total views, 6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 More stories on VATVAT from X Factor winning song to go to children’s charities December 2018Government to donate VAT received from sales of commemorative items November 2018Charity launches petition for VAT rebate on Tommies figures October 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Tagged with: Finance VAT About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
Meat production continues to rebound in the United States from its low point when dozens of plants were closed because of COVID-19. However, industry experts say consumer prices are likely going to stay higher than they’re used to, plus it will take months to work through a backlog of millions of pigs and cattle that had nowhere to go for processing.As of last week, beef, pork, and poultry plants were operating at over 95 percent of 2019 production levels. An Associated Press report says that’s up from 60 percent in April during the height of plant closures and slowdowns.The steps companies took to protect workers from COVID-19 infections were necessary to keep plants running as smoothly as possible. However, those steps will likely slow production somewhat and keep prices higher at the grocery stores.Even if plants become more efficient and get back to full capacity, there is typically a lag of several weeks between the time wholesale prices drop and when consumers start to notice the change.“Don’t expect prices to fall in half just because wholesale prices have declined dramatically,” says Lee Schulz, an Iowa State University livestock economist.Other steps plants are taking to work through the backlog include more processing on Saturdays, as well as saving time by processing meats in larger cuts. By NAFB News Service – Jun 14, 2020 Meatpacking Rebounds but Meat Prices Will Likely Remain High SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Meatpacking Rebounds but Meat Prices Will Likely Remain High Previous articleJune 30 Last Day to Complete Enrollment for 2020 ARC, PLCNext articleUK Wants a Quick Deal with the US NAFB News Service
Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar July 9, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 “Upper house must not approve proposed media law in its current form” MyanmarAsia – Pacific Organisation Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders regrets the proposed Printing and Publishing Enterprise Law’s adoption by the lower house of parliament (Pyithu Hluttaw) on 4 July as it runs counter to all the interim Press Council’s recommendations and has been widely criticized by the Burmese media.“We fully support those journalists who are calling for this repressive bill to be abandoned,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The upper house must reject this proposed law in its present form as it does not meet international standards on protection of the media.“The state-owned New Light of Myanmar newspaper reports that information minister Aung Kyi has promised to consider all amendments submitted by the Press Council submits ‘as long as they meet international norms.’ Compliance with section 77 of the code of parliamentary procedure is not grounds for presenting such draconian legislation to parliament.“We seem to have reached a turning point in the reform process initiated by the government in 2011, one that will clarify its real intentions. The government cannot continue indefinitely to point to the measures it took in 2012 as evidence of its goodwill while at the same time trying to reassert control over the media.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We are aware that reform of media legislation is a long process that requires the involvement of many government bodies but at no point should the news providers themselves be excluded from this process.”The proposed Printing and Publishing Enterprise Law was adopted after inclusion of several amendments. The information ministry unveiled the original draft in March after the interim Press Council had just unveiled its own proposals.The Press Council immediately condemned the government’s draft as being too broad in its scope and, above all, for containing many restrictions on freedom of expression. For example, it forbids any criticism of the 2008 constitution and envisages maintaining the print media licensing system, which the information ministry can use to control media.Several journalists such as Thiha Saw and Zaw Thet Htwe announced yesterday that they would resign as members of the Press Council if they upper house approves the proposed law.At the same time, a proposed law for reforming the state-owned media is also being criticized by some journalists, who suspect that the government intends use it to keep a tight grip on what should be public service media.This latest clash between government and journalists has come just days after the authorities banned the July issue of Time Magazine because it had a cover story about the Burmese nationalist monk Ashin Wirathu called “The Face of Buddhist Terror.” to go further News RSF_en Receive email alerts RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum MyanmarAsia – Pacific May 26, 2021 Find out more News News Follow the news on Myanmar US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture May 31, 2021 Find out more May 12, 2021 Find out more News
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RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Advertisement LifestyleNewsLocal NewsCannonball RETRO road-trip is coming to LimerickBy Staff Reporter – May 28, 2019 775 Facebook Limerick City Gallery of Art exhibition showcases ‘Limerick Connections’ through artists over the past 50 years Print Previous articlemore than 800 places on 35 higher education courses available in Limerick funded through Springboard+ 2019Next articleLimerick students had a blast Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSCarsEventeventslifestyleLimerick CitymotorNews Twitter Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Woman arrested and €72,000 seized in Westbury WhatsApp Public opinion gridlocked over new city traffic measures Selena (5) pictured at the launch of the first ever Cannonball RETRO Road-Trip Picture Andres PovedaThe First ever RETRO Cannonabll in coming to Limerick on July 13th and is taking in Glin, Foynes, Askeaton, Clarina, and the outskirts of Limerick City.Old-fashioned road trips are trendy again. Surveys show they are on the rise and on Instagram, the hashtag #roadtrip shows up 46 million times. Now in 2019, for the first time, Cannonball Ireland are adding a Retro Cannonball sponsored by Teng Tools USA. The classic run starts in Kinsale on July 12th and takes in Healy Pass, Kenmare, Molls Gap, Inch Beach, Dingle, Slea Head, Conor Pass, Tralee, Foynes, Limerick and finishes at Bunratty Castle on July 13th.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The all new Retro Cannonball Classic Run featuring cars from the 60’s,70’s, 80’s and early 90’s takes us back to our roots when the mad-cap Cannonball Movie was made” said Cannonball founder Alan Bannon “We are going all out retro and welcoming cars from this golden era to take in stunning drives and world-famous rally routes. Classic runs are a longstanding tradition steeped in nostalgia and pop culture and we want to add our own Cannonball twist to make this a truly unforgettable experience for both drivers and spectators”Classic cars are about the experience, style, exclusivity and craftsmanship, all of which are universal and timeless. Classic cars not only appeal to car lovers, but also to lovers of engineering, design, art and history. They retain an incurable romance and that is the reason why people do, and always will, love classic cars. Add in the spectacle, heady excitement and adrenalin-fuelled festival atmosphere that Cannonball is renowned for and the traditional classic run goes up a gear. This is a road-trip planned with adventure, luxury, breath-taking scenery, unforgettable experiences and spontaneity in mind.Cannonball Ireland is an established event management company since 2008 and has already raised €1,016,000 for Irish Charities and attracts over 190,000 spectators every September as well as international road-trips across the UK, Scotland, Europe and America. In 2019, Cannonball are proud to partner with the Irish Cancer Society. Cannonball is one of the most unique motoring fraternities in the world with breath-taking driving routes, luxurious hospitality and that rare ‘camarderie’ that makes Cannonball a truly unforgettable experience.The Retro Cannonball Road Trip is all-inclusive and the fee of €875 per person sharing includes hotels, coffee stops lunch, evening meals and entertainment. See www.cannonball.ie for details. Email New parklet changes Catherine Street dining experience Thefts of catalytic converters on the rise #crimeprevention
Fast-flowing glaciers and ice streams are pathways for ice discharge from the interior of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to ice shelves, at rates controlled by conditions at the ice-bed interface. Using recently compiled high-resolution data sets and a standard inverse method, we computed basal shear stress distributions beneath Pine Island and Thwaites Glaciers, which are currently losing mass at an accelerating rate. The inversions reveal the presence of rib-like patterns of very high basal shear stress embedded within much larger areas with zero basal shear stress. Their colocation with highs in the gradient of hydraulic potential suggests that subglacial water may control the evolution of these high shear stress ribs, potentially causing migration of the grounding line by changes in basal resistance in its vicinity.
June 15, 2020 /Sports News – Local Utah Athletics Grants Men’s Basketball Signee Lohner Full Release from NLI Tags: Caleb Lohner/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah Athletics Department has notified men’s basketball signee Caleb Lohner that he has been granted a full release from his National Letter of Intent obligations on Monday.Below is a statement from head men’s basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak.“We are obviously very disappointed in Caleb’s recent decision requesting a release from his NLI. However, we will honor his wishes and turn our focus towards the motivated, talented and connected players and coaches that are committed to our program. We look forward to getting back on the court together this fall and return to prominence within the Pac-12.” Robert Lovell