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The FTSE 100’s still planted around recent 14-month highs and recent news flow suggests that another plunge lower could be around the corner.But it’s not the only issue that threatens to punish stock markets in the coming days, weeks and months.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…Post-Brexit trade talks officially begin today between London and Brussels, a likely-bumpy process that could damage investor sentiment further. The threat of an epidemic also means that key European economies could fall into recession. And large question marks remain over the state of US and Chinese trade relations too.CheapFootsie share Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB) has suffered badly in recent sessions. It shed a fifth of its value in February as the COVID-19 outbreak smashed market sentiment.It’s possible that fresh falls could be around the corner, naturally. But could ignoring the tobacco titan at current prices be akin to looking the proverbial gift horse in the mouth? Right now it trades on a forward P/E ratio of 6 times and carries a 13.5% dividend yield for 2020.Cigarette manufacturers like this were long considered the safe-haven stocks to buy along with utilities, defence and healthcare stocks. The addictive nature of tobacco products could be relied upon to keep growing annual earnings whatever the weather. What’s more, Imperial Brands’s industry-leading labels like Davidoff and Gauloises added an extra layer of strength to its profits visibility. So why does it continue to sink?CheerlessFor its loyal customers, Imperial Brands’s cartons remain essential purchases, regardless of broader social, economic and political factors. The problem is that regulatory action has significantly shrunk the size of this group over the past decade.Public smoking bans, and curbs on the sale and marketing of tobacco products across the globe have seen smokers turning their backs on Big Tobacco and discouraged young people from taking up the habit. The same health concerns over vaporisers (and similar products) have cast doubts around Imperial’s ability to offset a declining cigarette market too.Set to keep sinking?Last month’s financials illustrated the colossal difficulties the FTSE 100 stock faces. Then it said that net revenues would likely flatline in the current financial year (to September 2020) and adjusted earnings per share would likely fall.The reason? Imperial Brands said that “the US FDA’s ban on certain flavours of cartridge-based vapour devices and weaker than expected consumer demand for vapour” would hit business in the near term. I’m not convinced that turnover will rebound any time soon either, given growing health concerns over the likes of its blu e-cigarette and the steady decline of its traditional tobacco market.In this climate, it’s no surprise that investors looking for safe havens are buying other stocks. Annual earnings growth has steadily slowed in recent years. And City analysts expect profits to finally fall in fiscal 2020 (they predict a 5% drop). Imperial Brands has lost almost two-thirds of its value during the past three years. I fully expect it to keep sinking too. 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. 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See all posts by Jonathan Smith Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Forget the October Premium Bond draw! Here’s why I’m investing in FTSE 100 stocks instead The October Premium Bond draw has just happened, with millions of investors hoping to win big. For decades, it has been a popular investment for many people. The risk of losing money is virtually zero as the bonds are backed indirectly by the government. But even though you could potentially win a million as the top prize, the average income actually equates to just 1.4% per annum. This is still considerably better than the interest you would get holding the money in cash, but is it really the best way to make a healthy return?Potential versus guarantee The monthly Premium Bond draw gets a lot of attention, of course, because of the potential winnings. But therein lies the main issue with Premium Bonds. No income on a monthly or annual basis is guaranteed. You could win £0, in which case the investment hasn’t been worth it for that month… or the next one. 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…On the other hand, investing in a FTSE 100 stock that pays a dividend can give you income that’s more certain. If the company has committed to paying out the dividend, then it’ll be paid. For me, this process is a lot more secure than Premium Bonds. I can plan with what to do with the dividend payment when it’s received. This may mean reinvesting it, using the money to pay bills or other expenditure. I simply can’t plan for such outgoings with Premium Bonds.Capital appreciationAnother reason why I’d invest in FTSE 100 stocks over bonds is the potential upside from the share price itself. With a Premium Bond, your initial investment amount stays fixed. You don’t have risk, but you don’t have a way of growing this amount (excluding the retained income from the prize draw). With stocks, if you exclude the dividends, you can still grow the initial amount. Let’s say you invested in a stock that had a dividend yield of 5%. Over a 12-month period, the share price could also increase 10%. Not only would you be happy about the income received from the dividend, but you’d also have 10% more from your initial investment amount! I do completely understand that this could go the other way, and the stock could be 10% down. But if you look at the long-term performance of the FTSE 100 index, this would indicate a positive return over several years. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns, but it does help us to make informed decisions.October Premium Bond draw benefitsI wouldn’t completely discount holding Premium Bonds in your overall investment pot. If you were going to put the funds into a Cash ISA, I’d say stick to bonds. After all, you might just win big prize money in the draw. Plus at least you’re always in the running for some kind of payout. But when comparing this to dividend-paying stocks, it’s not enough for me. I’d focus much more on investments in those stocks. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Jonathan Smith | Friday, 2nd October, 2020 Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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House in Nakameguro / Yoritaka Hayashi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Nakameguro / Yoritaka Hayashi Architects Area: 32 m² Photographs ArchDaily Architects: Yoritaka Hayashi Architects Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/205769/house-in-nakameguro-yoritaka-hayashi-architects Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/205769/house-in-nakameguro-yoritaka-hayashi-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Tokyo, Japan Japan Projects CopyAbout this officeYoritaka Hayashi ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasTokyoHouses3D ModellingJapanPublished on February 09, 2012Cite: “House in Nakameguro / Yoritaka Hayashi Architects” 09 Feb 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/628916/wilkinson-eyre-architects-to-bring-new-life-to-king-s-cross-gasholders Clipboard Wilkinson Eyre Architects to Bring New Life to King’s Cross GasholdersSave this projectSaveWilkinson Eyre Architects to Bring New Life to King’s Cross Gasholders Wilkinson Eyre Architects to Bring New Life to King’s Cross Gasholders CopyAbout this officeWilkinsonEyreOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsUnbuilt ProjectResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsInterior DesignResidential InteriorsLondonKing’s CrossInteriorsResidentialHousingUnited KingdomPublished on May 08, 2015Cite: Patricia Arcilla. “Wilkinson Eyre Architects to Bring New Life to King’s Cross Gasholders” 08 May 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Manufacturers: Reynaers Aluminium, Casalgrande Padana, SCGSave this picture!© BeersingnoiRecommended ProductsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40Text description provided by the architects. This KPWT residence project offers an example of a modern house in the tropical climate country. In order to build a modern architecture in this particular area, it is not only about a form, less-is-more, clean and clear, box-like building but also, for its longevity, building needs some sun shading devices as well as a roof for the rains. This project offers architecture which is more applicable.Save this picture!© BeersingnoiThe house is on an 800 square metre land plot, situated in a residential area of Bangkok, Thailand where the owner wants to build a house for his contemporary family; two storey, open-plan living, dining area with a double volume space and three bedrooms are altogether in the main building whereas a 6 metre high ceiling multifunctioning hall and cinema room are in one another. Both are connected to each other by a gallery on the second floor with another bedroom behind it. Save this picture!© BeersingnoiSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© BeersingnoiSave this picture!First Floor PlanOrientation of the building has strong relationship with the context, the 6 metre high building turns its back on the unpleasant 8 storey office building nearby in the north, whilst the 2 storey main wing makes a connection across the site to adjacent existing 1970s modern house in the south, creating an interesting conversation between the two modern houses that are built through different times.Save this picture!© BeersingnoiMass of the architecture itself illustrates admiration to the site, the long horizontal lines are used to emphasise and celebrate long frontage of this land plot, 40 metre long facing the road. For the tropical climate aspect, main surface of the house is slightly angled to create sun shading for itself instead of only plain surface confronting the sun. The aluminium windows also makes a feature, rather than building another wall as a second skin or a sun protection, which is widely used elsewhere, the windows are preferably designed to be sun shading themselves by embedding the vertical frame gradiently to control daylight from sunrise to sunset. Save this picture!© BeersingnoiProject gallerySee allShow lessAround / studioLOOPSelected ProjectsThe Kaunas M.K. Čiurlionis Concert Centre International Design ContestBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share Thailand Projects Architects: Julsamano Bhongsatiern Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Houses KPWT Residence / Julsamano BhongsatiernSave this projectSaveKPWT Residence / Julsamano Bhongsatiern ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/869489/kpwt-residence-julsamano-bhongsatiern Clipboard KPWT Residence / Julsamano Bhongsatiern Save this picture!© Beersingnoi+ 32 Share Photographs: Beersingnoi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Khwaeng Suan Luang, Thailand Year: 2017 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeJulsamano BhongsatiernOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesKhwaeng Suan LuangThailandPublished on June 24, 2017Cite: “KPWT Residence / Julsamano Bhongsatiern” 23 Jun 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Year: CopyAbout this officeCristián Romero ValenteOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMaitencilloChilePublished on September 12, 2017Cite: “AV HOUSE / Cristián Romero Valente” 12 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Mexico Save this picture!© Humberto Romero, Gabriela Huerta+ 40Curated by Daniela Cruz Share House 8 in Bruma / Alejandro D’ Acosta Alejandro D’Acosta López Year: CopyAbout this officeAlejandro D’ AcostaOfficeFollowProductStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEnsenadaIcebergMexicoPublished on March 19, 2020Cite: “House 8 in Bruma / Alejandro D’ Acosta” [Casa 8 en Bruma / Alejandro D’ Acosta] 18 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Follow the news on Argentina April 6, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Protection for Rosario crime reporter threatened over coverage of drug case ArgentinaAmericas Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts to go further July 6, 2020 Find out more December 4, 2019 Find out more News News Organisation RSF_en On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia News Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world News ArgentinaAmericas Reporters Without Borders voices its support for Hernán Lascano, the Rosario-based La Capital newspaper’s crime reporter, who has been getting threatening messages since 2010 in connection with his coverage of a major drug-trafficking case and got a new, particularly disturbing message during the last week of March mentioning his daughter and his daily movements.Local sources told Reporters Without Borders that other journalists in Rosario, in the central province of Santa Fe, have been covering the case but only Lascano seems to have been receiving anonymous threatening messages.“The Santa Fe province authorities have appreciated the gravity of this situation,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hail the response of provincial governor Antonio Bonfetti and Rosario mayor Mónica Fein in personally meeting with Lascano on 3 April to offer him and his family all possible means of protection.“Lascano is also receiving the support of the Rosario Press Union. All these gestures are vital, but will they be enough to stop the threats? We offer Lascano our additional support, and at the same time we hope that the police, who are investigating the threats, quickly identify who is behind them.”The threats that Lascano has been receiving since 2010 – initially sent to his personal email address – have alluded directly to his coverage of a case in which a certain Mario Roberto Segovia was arrested in 2008 in connection with an intercepted consignment of 300 kg of ephedrine bound for Mexico hidden in packets of sugar. Lascano did not at first report the threats to the police because he thought they posed a “limited danger.” These anonymous messages continued until October 2011.He received the latest threat on 26 October, three days before Segovia was sentenced to nine years in prison on charges of contraband, using false customs papers and endangering public health. It came in the form of a written letter with no mention of a sender that was received by neighbour. It detailed aspects of his private life and said: “You will understand what it is to lose.” La Capital filed a formal complaint about the threat with the prosecutor’s office.Although less so than their colleagues in nearby countries, Argentine journalists are also exposed to threats from drug traffickers, especial in the border provinces. Drug cartels, paramilitary groups financed by drug traffickers and other criminal organizations nowadays represent the main source of physical dangers to journalists worldwide. November 19, 2020 Find out more
News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Follow the news on Slovenia On that occasion, Magnus Berglund accused – without providing any evidence – former Prime Minister and president of the Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) Janez Janša of being bribed by the Finnish state-owned defence contractor Patria in the purchase of armoured personnel carriers for the Slovenian army. Without giving any opportunity to respond to such allegations before the documentary was shown, Mr. Berglund breached the principles of conduct adopted by Finnish journalists, particularly Article 12. Six press freedom NGOs ask the European Commission to respond publicly to Slovenian Prime Minister’s attacks on the media News SloveniaEurope – Central Asia Katarina Culiberg, Press Officer, Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) It is also not true that Mr. Janša, or the Government Communication Office, did not try to use the right of reply before resorting to legal instruments. Pursuant to the Ethical Guidelines of Finnish Journalists (Articles 21, 22 and 23) on September 5th 2008 a text that denied all the allegations was sent to the Finnish Broadcaster YLE. In this text, a case by case explanation of the context of the documentary was given; it also stated background information about the sources of the documentary. However, the Finnish television did not want to broadcast the reply and even declined to publish it on YLE web page. In order to preserve his good name, former Prime Minister Janša had to follow the legal path in a civil law suit. After more than a year not a single unambiguous piece of evidence was published to prove harsh allegations against Mr. Janša, although Mr. Berglund in September 2008 assured that all would be proven in the court case in the beginning of 2009. Every serious journalist would present the evidence for such serious accusations (without giving away his source), as were made against the then Prime Minister Janez Janša – if he or she had any of course. Today it is more than obvious that Magnus Berglund has no evidence and that his allegations were built on pure insinuations. The credibility of Mr. Berglund’s television YLE was even further compromised just recently, when a YLE reporter was convicted for false accusations against a Member of the Finnish Center Party. One thing is for sure, if Mr. Berglund has evidence to support his allegations, put forward in the “Truth about Patria”, he should not fear a legal process in any democratic country in the world.” SloveniaEurope – Central Asia Organisation Following our 2 February press release, the Slovenian Democratic Party sent us this reply on 10 February : Receive email alerts Public media independence under threat in the Czech Republic and Slovenia March 16, 2021 Find out more RSF_en May 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News June 2, 2021 Find out more February 10, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Right of reply : “Mr. Berglund should not fear the legal system if his allegations are supported with evidence” News “Reporters without borders on February 2nd 2010 condemned the former Slovenian Prime Ministers’ lawsuit against the Finnish journalist Magnus Berglund in connection to the bribery allegations he made in his “Truth about Patria” on Finnish TV station YLE on September 1st 2008. to go further
Linkedin Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick on Covid watch list TAGSLimerick City and CountyNewstrafficTransport NewsCommunityTransportOperation ‘Open City’ gets underway in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – December 2, 2019 2406 Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? An Garda Síochána has commenced Operation ‘Open City’ to facilitate the movement of Public Transport and minimise traffic disruption to the general public, through high visibility and enforcement activity’ which will continue until Christmas Eve in Limerick.Operation ‘Open City’ involves a multi-agency approach between An Garda Síochána, The National Transport Authority, Local Authorities and transport providers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up ‘Open City’ is a high visibility enforcement operation with Gardaí patrolling major arterial routes and link roads during core commuter hours.There will also be a particular focus on traffic management issues around car parks at major shopping areas. During the operation enhanced communication will be provided to the public by An Garda Síochána and relevant stakeholders through the use of social media (@GardaTraffic), websites, smartphone apps and roadside variable message signs.The 197 newly attested Gardaí who graduated last Friday, November 29, take up operational duty today, with the 32 Gardaí assigned to Limerick City deployed to ‘Open City’.They will support Garda Roads Policing Units and local Garda patrols to help people get about their day’s business, and enjoy the seasonal festivities.Limerick is one of three cities taking part in operation ‘Open City’, with Dublin and Cork being the other two.Operation ‘Open City’ will be run alongside the Christmas Road Safety Enforcement Campaign with both operations focused on reducing road fatalities and keeping people safe.Safety advice during Christmas• Be careful when withdrawing money from cash machines and financial institutions.• Mind your belongings when in crowded areas. Use a handbag or shoulder bag that can be held securely.• Don’t leave bags or valuables visible inside a parked cars.• Park your car in a controlled car park and retain the parking ticket on your person.• Always lock your car securely when leaving it unattended, even for brief period.• Report any incident to Gardaí, immediately.For more on Crime Prevention visit Garda.ie https://www.garda.ie/en/Crime-Prevention/ Print Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleCoonagh earn dramatic FAI Junior Cup victoryNext articleMIC awarded €350k towards next-generation STEAM initiative Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat