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OnlineLA Lakers beat Portland Trail Blazers Game 5 : Lakers beat Blazers 131-122 to win the playoffs 4-1While the ultimate objective is to win a title, LeBron James said the Los Angeles Lakers achieved a key goal against the Portland Trail Blazers and it wasn’t simply to win the first-round playoff series.It was improvement.“We got better throughout the course of the series,” James said. “We knew we were coming into a series versus a hot Portland team that was playing the best basketball inside the bubble along with Phoenix. So we wanted to just come in and try to work our game, get better and better as the games went on, as the series went on. And I believe we did that.”James had 36 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists and the Lakers advanced to the Western Conference semifinals, beating the short-handed Blazers 131-122 in Game 5 on Saturday night.Anthony David had a playoff-best 43 points for the top-seeded Lakers in their first playoff appearance since 2013. The Lakers hadn’t won a playoff series since 2012.James has never lost a first-round playoff series, going 14-0.The Lakers will play the winner of the series between Houston and Oklahoma City. The Rockets took a 3-2 lead with a 114-80 victory earlier Saturday.Down 14 in the third quarter, Portland got to 100-97 on McCollum’s layup and tied it on Anfernee Simon’s 3-pointer to cap an 8-point run with 9:46 left. James answered with a 3.After Trent’s 3-pointer closed it to 114-112 with 4:53 left, Davis had a personal 11-0 run to put Los Angeles up 123-112 and all but seal it.The game was originally set for Wednesday night, but players collectively decided not to play in the three playoff games scheduled for that day to protest racial injustice following the shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Games on Friday were also postponed.James said he hopes the past few days made a difference.“Obviously, the bubble season will never be forgotten. In sports this is the first time we’ve been able to do something like this, but this moment is so much bigger than us playing basketball,” James said. “Hopefully, years on down the line, when America is in a better place, you can look back to this moment and be like, that was one of the catapults that kind of got it going.”Lillard injured his right knee in Game 4 that prompted him to leave the bubble in Florida and return to Portland to see team doctors. Lillard was named MVP of the seeding games heading into the playoffs, averaging 37.6 points and 9.6 assists in eight games.Trent Jr. took his Lillard’s spot in the opening lineup. But because of injuries the eighth-seeded Blazers had just nine players available for the game.“All you can do is hope to hang around and make it a fourth quarter game and win in the end, and we didnt quite win it in the end,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said.Portland’s lone win in the first-round series came in Game 1. 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U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: U.A.C of Nigeria Plc (UACN.ng) 2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUAC of Nigeria Plc is an investment holding company in Nigeria with diverse business interests in the food and beverages, real estate, paint and logistics sectors. The company also has business interests in the Ivory Coast. UAC of Nigeria Plc manufactures and sells a range of food items, livestock feed, bottled water, fruit juices and ice-creams as well as a range of paint and other home deco products. Well-known brands in its product portfolio include Gala sausage rolls, Funtime coconut chips, Supreme ice-cream, Swan natural spring water, Gossy spring water, Grand soya oil and cereals, Vital feeds, Binggo dog food, Dulux and Sandtex paint. UAC of Nigeria also offers logistics and supply chain management services which includes warehousing, transport and redistribution services. The company also manages a pension funds administration service. UAC of Nigeria invests in pharmaceutical outlets; operates a chain of Mr Bigg restaurants; owns and operates Golden Tulip Hotel in Lagos; and is involved in the development, sale and management of commercial and residential properties in Nigeria. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. UAC of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. See all posts by Kevin Godbold Rolls-Royce: why I’m a bull and would buy the shares right now Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares When Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) announced in early October its proposed recapitalisation package, trading volume in the company’s shares went through the roof. It seems that investors – including many big-hitting institutions – were piling into the stock.Why Rolls-Royce shares shot upYou don’t need me to tell you the outcome of all that buying activity. Indeed, the shares shot up by around 100% in just over a week. Such had been the extent of the stock’s downfall in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Grounded air-fleets meant much of the firm’s business dried up. The half-year results report in August was a wreck, and the balance sheet had dived from having a healthy position in net cash to having a nasty position in net debt.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…Media speculation about the need for Rolls-Royce to re-capitalise was rife. And the directors said many times they were considering all options. Indeed, asset sales are on the cards along with a big redundancy programme. And the top management team also insisted it was considering issuing more equity (shares) as well as more bonds (debt).No wonder the share price had fallen so far. Rolls-Royce had become almost unviable as a business. The firm needed to shrink its costs to suit its reduced income. With no change, there was a real possibility that the business would go bust.So, the big move up in the share price is rational. Re-financing takes away the immediate danger and allows time for the company to execute the reduction of its costs and to complete its capital-raising asset disposals. Indeed, the company will be able to right-size its business for the trading conditions that exist now. Suddenly, Rolls-Royce became an investable proposition once more. That’s why, I suspect, there was such big buying of the shares when the re-capitalisation announcement hit the news wires.Consolidation and opportunityThe interesting thing is, the trading volume in the shares has been compressing and attenuating over the past few days. That’s a good sign. If you look at the share-price chart you’ll see the stock has begun to fluctuate up and down. That’s another good sign because it means the share is trying to consolidate.What a share-price chart does well is to reflect all the buying and selling activity in a share. And all that trading activity itself reflects overall investor sentiment and the levels of supply and demand for a stock.Cleverer investors than me, such as Mark Minervini, Jesse Livermore, and many others have it that consolidations on price charts can make good buying points. Minervini, for example, goes even further and insists that if the up and down waves in a consolidation attenuate and get ever smaller, eventually we will arrive at a pivot point. And pivot points are good. Often, if a share breaks up from a pivot point, there’s a good chance the move will continue.I wouldn’t act unless the fundamentals back up a bullish stance in a share. In the case of Rolls-Royce, I think they do. Now the company has organised its re-financing, there’s a good chance the business can go on to recover and grow in the years ahead. So, with the share price near 219p (80% below its August 2018 peak), I’d be a buyer of the stock now. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.
FTSE 100 ‘to hit 10,000’! 5 reasons why I’d buy UK shares today to get rich Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 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. 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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. Enter Your Email Address UK shares haven’t had the best of times this century. The FTSE 100 has trailed global stock markets for years, but there are good reasons why that may now change.On 31 December 1999, the index ended the Millennium trading at 6,930. Incredibly, today it is around 600 points lower, at 6,360. Yet investors have still made plenty of money from UK shares over that time. First, most won’t have bought at the Millennium peak, but at cheaper prices. Second, they will have benefited from reinvested dividends.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…Over the 20 years to 31 December 2019, the FTSE 100 rose just 8.8%, or 600 points. Yet if I had reinvested all my dividends for growth, my total return over that time would have been 122%, according to figures from Schroders. And that’s if I bought at the very top. If I bought at much lower levels, as almost everyone will have done, I will have generated a lot more growth.Here’s why I’d buy UK sharesWhy am I telling you this? Because I’ve just seen an interesting argument from investment analyst Brian Dennehy, of FundExpert. He reckons there is a clear potential for the FTSE 100 to rise 50% from here. If he is right, that would push the index towards the 10,000 mark and make investors who buy today rich. Especially as they will get dividends on top.Dennehy says his prediction may look extreme, and admits it will take several years, but gives five reasons why it could happen.The UK stock market has effectively gone sideways for more than 20 years.UK shares are now cheaper than at any time since 1973, relative to the rest of the world.The impact of the pandemic has been to make what was cheap, even cheaper.Global investors have been very underweight the UK since the EU referendum of 2016.Once Brexit is done (in whatever form), global investors will have much greater certainty.Dennehy sees plenty of pent-up optimism, but not a lot of money actually being invested. He reckons there is a wave of money waiting to wash across the UK, once sentiment turns. By contrast, he is wary of the US, which has been the world’s standout market over the last decade, saying it is “now self-evidently a mania”.At the Fool, we are rightly wary of stock market predictions. “The future’s not ours to see“, as the words of the song go! What we do know is that buying UK shares when they are cheap always makes sense. That’s what I endeavour to do, with the intention of holding them for the long term to allow time for them to recover.I believe we have a great opportunity today, despite the recent jump on the back of Covid-19 vaccine results. Nobody knows when the FTSE 100 will hit 10,000. It could be another 20 years. However, history shows that if I reinvest my dividends and I’m patient, I will make money from this stock market, whatever happens. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Harvey Jones | Friday, 27th November, 2020 See all posts by Harvey Jones
ArchDaily Projects Area: 83 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: Lixil Corporation, YKK APSave this picture!© Fuji-shokai, Masahiko nishidaRecommended ProductsLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20“A house on a narrow plot with space”.It is a rebuilding project for a residential area lined with houses from ancient times. The project is in a 104.81 sqm (31 tsubo) low-rise area, and on a narrow piece of land with setback restrictions and limitations set forth under the Landscape Act.Save this picture!Floor PlanFor this reason, the surrounding houses are built to fill up the land, creating the cramped housing unique to Kyoto, and this makes it difficult to create areas with gardens and green spaces that give a sense of nature.Save this picture!© Fuji-shokai, Masahiko nishidaUnder such circumstances, we wondered whether we might be able to develop houses with a sense of space, while ensuring the number of rooms required.Save this picture!SectionTherefore, on this occasion, we made a point of creating a space on a narrow plot.We set three boxes of different volumes on the plot and set each one at an angle. On the plot, we started creating the spaces produced by the angles.Save this picture!© Fuji-shokai, Masahiko nishidaWe greened the spaces so as to make it possible to get a sense of the outdoors from any room. Rather than taking a building as being one large volume, by bringing together several small volumes, and connecting small spaces together, it is possible to have green areas dotted around the site, incorporate the exterior area into the building and create rich space even with minimal space.Save this picture!© Fuji-shokai, Masahiko nishidaIn addition, by making use of corner lots and leaving them open without fenced off, you can no doubt further enhance the feeling of lush greenery.Save this picture!© Fuji-shokai, Masahiko nishidaProject gallerySee allShow lessAutomated Warehousing Facility / AKDASelected ProjectsHouse Under Eaves / MRTN ArchitectsSelected Projects Share “COPY” Architects: ALTS Design Office Area Area of this architecture project 2016 Save this picture!© Fuji-shokai, Masahiko nishida+ 13 Share Japan Year: Yamashina House / ALTS Design Office Houses Yamashina House / ALTS Design OfficeSave this projectSaveYamashina House / ALTS Design Office Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797221/yamashina-house-alts-design-office Clipboard CopyHouses•Mukō-shi, Japan ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/797221/yamashina-house-alts-design-office Clipboard Photographs: Fuji-Shokai / Masahiko Nishida Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officeALTS Design OfficeOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMukō-shiJapanPublished on October 13, 2016Cite: “Yamashina House / ALTS Design Office” 13 Oct 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Top charities’ income not matching inflation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 14 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 January 2001 | News 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. Charity income is failing to keep up with the rate of inflation according to the latest research from Charities Aid Foundation.Charity income is failing to keep up with the rate of inflation according to the latest research from Charities Aid Foundation.The combined total income of CAF’s top 500 fundraising charities exceeded £5 billion in 1999, generating an absolute increase of £70 million on the previous year. However, in real terms, this represented a decrease of 1.7%, compared to a rise of 9% in 1998. Advertisement Find out more from Charities Aid Foundation and read Charity income on the decline by Nicola Hill at SocietyGuardian.
Previous articleMain Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Wednesday 10th JanuaryNext articleDr McKenna Cup Results – Wed 10th Jan News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By News Highland – January 10, 2018 Gardai say they are not treating the death of a woman whose body was found in a house in Letterkenny as suspicious.The woman, aged in her 50’s body was found on Monday at her home in Brook Court.A post mortem took place this afternoon at Letterkenny University Hospital. WhatsApp News Gardais not treating death of woman in Letterkenny as suspicious Facebook Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Facebook Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan
Fedorovekb/iStock(NEW YORK) — The shooting of an unarmed woman by two Connecticut police officers who opened fire on a car that she was riding in has prompted angry protests over the incident, which the mayor of New Haven called “police activity gone horribly wrong.”Stephanie Washington, 22, was was shot in the face early Tuesday morning in New Haven when an officer from the neighboring town of Hamden and another from Yale University unleashed a barrage of gunfire on the red Honda Civic that her boyfriend was driving, authorities said.Washington was rushed to a hospital and is expected to survive, officials said. Her boyfriend, Paul Witherspoon III, was not injured in the incident.“I thought I was already dead because he pointed [a gun] right at me,” Witherspoon told ABC affiliate station WTNH-TV in New Haven. “My girlfriend was just yelling like, ‘They shot me! They shot me! They shot!’”The officers involved in the shooting have been identified by authorities as Devin Eaton, a member of the Hamden Police Department, and Terrance Pollock of the Yale University Police Department. Both officers have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the Connecticut State Police and the Connecticut State’s Attorney’s Office.On Wednesday, protesters stormed the Hamden Police Department demanding Eaton be fired and for officials to release bodycam video of the shooting. Other protests broke out Wednesday at the scene of the shooting in New Haven and outside the home of Yale President Peter Salovey.“Our relief that the young woman who was shot did not suffer life-threatening injuries must not signal closure, but rather an opening: now is the time for all of us — city residents, their elected leaders, community organizers, and the Yale community — to come together,” Salovey said in a statement.Yale officials released Pollock’s name on Thursday.The shooting unfolded at about 4:20 a.m. on Tuesday after Hamden police responded to a call of an attempted armed robbery at a gas station in Hamden, according to state police.A car matching the description of the one leaving the scene of the attempted robbery was spotted on Dixwell Avenue in New Haven, state police said. This car turned out to be the Civic that Washington and Witherspoon were in. Eaton with help from Pollock blocked the car and the driver exited the vehicle, State Trooper Josue Dorelus told reporters on Tuesday.Both Eaton, who drove up in a police SUV, and Pollock then opened fire. Video from a nearby surveillance camera, obtained by WTNH-TV shows Eaton jumping out of his SUV and firing into the driver’s side door before running down the street. The video does not show Pollack, who was firing in front of the car, authorities said.The video also appears to contradict initial statements from state police that Witherspoon exited the car as soon as the officers stopped him.Pollock, a 16-year police veteran, was grazed by a bullet, but it was unclear if his wound was caused by a ricocheted bullet from his own firearm or from one fired by Eaton.State police said neither Washington nor her boyfriend were armed and no weapons were found in the car.During a news conference on Wednesday, New Haven Mayor Toni Harp said she was “troubled, concerned and, quite frankly, outraged” by the shooting.“This incident betrays police activity gone horribly wrong along the Hamden-New Haven line and now Stephanie [Washington], as well as many residents, her family, her friends, must live with the consequences and resulting uncertainty of what was by every definition an unacceptable response,” Harp said.She said New Haven’s Chief Administrative Officer Sean Matteson and Interim Police Chief Otoniel Reyes would immediately begin working with neighboring law enforcement agencies to create a memorandum of understanding designed to “help guard against anything like this happening again.”“Second, it will help to address the justifiable and now amplified anger, frustration and distrust many residents have regarding the police,” Harp said.Hamden Mayor Curt Leng added, “We need to ensure that justice is done and this demands that we allow the state to complete this investigation then take action.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Share via Shortlink Brokers think the situation will get worse. (Photo Illustration by The Real Deal, photos via Getty) Vacant office and retail space in the United Kingdom is rising at a pace not seen since at least 1999, when the metrics were first kept.The coronavirus has devastated the two sectors. The number of brokers reporting rising vacancies is the highest since the Great Recession, according to Bloomberg, citing a survey by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Around 73 percent of respondents said they see retail vacancies rising, while 54 percent said they see office space emptying. Conversely, about seven in 10 said they see demand rising for industrial space and expect those rents to rise.That’s in line with trends in the U.S., especially in major cities like New York and Los Angeles. Manhattan retail rents sunk to a record low in the fall and office leasing tanked.New deliveries of retail and office space could be contributing to rising vacancy rates in the U.K., but some tenants are simply vacating. London-based serviced-office provider Workspace Group reported that 18 percent of its space was vacant at the end of 2020, up from 10 percent in late June.Giles Hall, an asset manager at Orchard Street Investment Management, said that government intervention has staved off some of the pain.“As the support and protection from debt recovery unwinds, I expect office and retail rents and values to fall further, unfortunately, as the full extent of tenant distress becomes clear,” he said.[Bloomberg] — Dennis Lynch TagsCommercial Real EstateCoronavirusIndustrial Real EstateRetail Real EstateUnited Kingdom Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink
This study examined three competing hypotheses to explain how lactating Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) respond to changes in the level of resource availability. Antarctic fur seals have episodic bouts of suckling (1-3 days), alternating with foraging trips (3-10 days). Foraging time budgets varied significantly (p <.001) among 8 consecutive years at Bird Island, South Georgia. Foraging trip duration increased during periods of relative food shortage. Time spent ashore was more consistent among years than foraging trip duration but declined during a year of particularly low food availability. In 4 of the 8 years, there was a significant positive correlation between time spent ashore and foraging trip duration. In the other years, the relationship was close to statistical significance. Energy delivery to pups during suckling bouts followed an asymptotic power function. Energy gain during foraging trips was estimated from diving behavior, which suggested that the energy gain function was linear. Distance traveled during foraging trips was correlated with foraging trip duration, and long foraging trips were associated with reduced foraging intensity. There was support for the hypothesis that lactating Antarctic fur seals compensate for reduced resources by increasing the foraging trip duration rather than working harder and increasing their energy expenditure. However, there was most support for the hypothesis that lactating Antarctic fur seals adjust time spent ashore as well as foraging trip duration, possibly to maximize the delivery of food to their offspring. Lactation appears to impose constraints on provisioning of offspring that differ from those of seabirds foraging in the same environment and often on the same prey.