Enter Your Email Address Alan Oscroft owns shares of Persimmon. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Updates from the UK’s housebuilders have been having a positive effect on Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW) over the past week. And as a top long-term dividend-payer, I can’t help seeing the FTSE 100 company as a barometer of the housebuilding sector. Despite an early recovery from the worst of the Covid-19 slump, the Taylor Wimpey share price had been drifting down a little.With the shares now ticking up again in recent days, I want to examine Taylor Wimpey’s prospects for getting back to paying strong and reliable dividends. But first, I’ll recap the news from the competition.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…Firstly, we had a trading update from Barratt Developments. Barratt already has all its sites reopened. And, apart from those isolating, all employees are back at work too. While the pandemic lockdown obviously had an impact on build completions, customers are already returning and the firm’s order book is building up nicely. The Taylor Wimpey share price perked up 5% on the back of Barratt’s good news.Taylor Wimpey share price risingNext comes Thursday’s first-half trading update from Persimmon, saying very similar things. The key points to me are a 15% year-on-year increase in forward sales, and news of cash holdings of approximately £830m. Also, though completions were down, Persimmon’s average selling price actually rose – from £216,942 to £225,050. Oh, and the Taylor Wimpey share price is up another 3% on the day as I write, in response to Persimmon’s optimism.Taylor Wimpey is due to release first-half results on 29 July, so we don’t have long to wait. But what about the dividend prospects? Due to the financial constraints imposed by the lockdown, the company canceled its 2019 final dividend and its planned 2020 special dividend. That left shareholders with a 2019 yield of just 2%.Forecasts suggest a smaller payment this year, which would amount to around just 1.8% (even on today’s depressed shares). But what might the 2021 dividend look like?Dividend plansTaylor Wimpey’s original plan was to pay 7.6p in total ordinary dividends for the 2019 year, plus 10.99p in special dividends in July 2020. I don’t expect shareholders’ rewards to be back to that level by next year, but I do expect some solid progress. Even if 2021 sees cash equivalent to that intended ordinary 7.6p, we’d be looking at a yield of 5.2% at the current Taylor Wimpey share price.If we get back to levels in line with those original 2020 plans within the next couple of years, that mooted total of 18.59p would deliver a massive 12.7% yield. At least, that’s on today’s share price. If you wait until things become clearer in the coming months, I’m confident the shares will have gained significantly by then. And you’ll lock in a lesser effective yield.Future income streamsEven if we don’t see those payment levels being achieved in the short to medium term, I think anything above that curtailed 7.6p ordinary payment should turn an above-average dividend into something well worth having. If we guess at special dividends of half the 2020 target, at 5.5p, that could still provide a yield of 9%. Again, that’s on today’s Taylor Wimpey share price.I don’t think the opportunity to lock in future yields at that level will be with us much longer, and I’d buy now. The Taylor Wimpey share price is rising. Here’s why I’d buy now to lock in top dividends Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 9th July, 2020 | More on: TW 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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You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSScam AlertSocial Security Previous articleMake someone’s day: Aspire to inspireNext articleJoin The Apopka Voice team: Sales Manager needed Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 FRAUD ADVISORY: Inspector General warns about SSA employee impersonation scamFrom the Office of the Inspector GeneralThe Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is warning citizens about a new Social Security Administration (SSA) employee impersonation scheme. SSA and its Office of the Inspector General (OIG) have recently alerted citizens about an OIG employee impersonation scheme and a scheme targeting former clients of Kentucky disability attorney Eric Conn; the agencies are now receiving reports from citizens across the country about other phone calls from an individual posing as an SSA employee. The caller attempts to acquire personally identifiable information from victims to then edit the victims’ direct deposit, address, and telephone information with SSA.The reports indicate that the impersonator calls from a telephone number with a 323 area code. The caller claims to be an SSA employee, and in some instances, tells the victim that they are due a 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) increase of their Social Security benefits. The impersonator goes on to ask the victim to verify all of their personal information including their name, date of birth, Social Security number (SSN), parents’ names, etc. to receive the increase. If the impersonator is successful in acquiring this information, they use it to contact SSA and request changes to the victim’s direct deposit, address, and telephone information.SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes. In only a few limited special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request the citizen confirm personal information over the phone. If a person receives a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from SSA, citizens may report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report.Acting Inspector General Stone continues to warn citizens to be cautious, and to avoid providing information such as your SSN or bank account numbers to unknown persons over the phone or internet unless you are certain of who is receiving it. “You must be very confident that the source is the correct business party, and your information will be secure after you release it,” Stone said.If a person has questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA or the OIG, please contact your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy. (Those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can call Social Security’s TTY number at 1-800-325-0778.)For more information, please contact Andrew Cannarsa, OIG’s Communications Director, at (410) 965-2671. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Save this picture!© Evelyn Müller+ 29Curated by Matheus Pereira Share Sabará Residence / Padovani Arquitetos AssociadosSave this projectSaveSabará Residence / Padovani Arquitetos Associados ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915687/sabara-residence-padovani-arquitetos-associados Clipboard Architects: Padovani Arquitetos Associados Area Area of this architecture project Sabará Residence / Padovani Arquitetos Associados ArchDaily “COPY” CopyHouses•Campinas, Brazil Projects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Lumion, Ateliê Revestimentos, Beija Flor, Casa MalggaEngineering:Ballerini EngenhariaLandscaping:Alexandre FurcolinArchitect In Charge:Lucas PadovaniCity:CampinasCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Evelyn MüllerText description provided by the architects. House designed for couple with 2 small daughters. Compact and functional house, with optimization and integration of internal and external spaces, integration with landscaping and natural lighting effects. To intelligently optimize the deployment in a compact terrain, the project takes advantage of the legislation that allows to lean the construction on the sides of the lot. Save this picture!© Evelyn MüllerSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Evelyn MüllerOn the right side of the lot, two panels marked with cement flooring create a support element for the upper block of the dorms that open to the front and to the bottom of the lot through large sliding panels in cumulated wood. Under this block the living and dining rooms open fully to the lush jabuticabeira Sabará, who reigns in the back garden and named the house. Save this picture!© Evelyn MüllerNext to the jabuticabeira the landscaper Alexandre Furcolin created a square with bench in stone gabion and ground fire. In the heart of the house, the double height foot of the central atrium houses the staircase and a tropical garden that organizes and connects the spaces and circulations of the residence. Through this important central element, the floors of the house integrate internally and also integrate the family in the day to day, an essential desire of the couple.Save this picture!© Evelyn MüllerProject gallerySee allShow lessDeLunna House / REIMS 502Selected ProjectsChanging Metaphors: an Interview between Ory Dessau and Zvi HeckerArticles Share Brazil “COPY” Year: Area: 350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/915687/sabara-residence-padovani-arquitetos-associados Clipboard Photographs: Evelyn Müller Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officePadovani Arquitetos AssociadosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureGabionBrazilPublished on May 04, 2019Cite: “Sabará Residence / Padovani Arquitetos Associados” [Residência Sabará / Padovani Arquitetos Associados] 04 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Howard Lake | 5 July 2015 | News Sophie Kong, manager of the Plymouth Charity Lab, explained: Advertisement Tagged with: National Fundraising Convention Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis [message_box title=”About the Plymouth Charity Lab” color=”blue”]The Plymouth Charity Lab assists researchers to carry out excellent research to advance our scientific understanding of sustainable philanthropy.The research topics being conducted span a wide range of disciplines, including:• philanthropic psychology• marketing• system-dynamics• simulation-based entrepreneurship education.[/message_box]Image: brain think bubble by Flat Design on Shutterstock.com “Delegates will need to set aside about 25 minutes to respond to a series of ‘implicit cognition’ tasks at a computer workstation, which involve measuring a participant’s reaction time to particular stimuli. How professionally proud they claim to be will affect their reaction times, although we’re not saying whether it will slow them down or speed them up.”Where to find the Plymouth Charity Lab at ConventionThe Plymouth Charity Lab’s temporary base at Convention will be on the podium overlooking the main exhibition hall in the Monarch Suite. There will be 10 PCs there.What will you learn?Participants in the research will receive a report letting them know how proud they are as an individual. After the Convention they will also receive a report with the aggregated data that will show how proud participating fundraisers as a whole were of their profession.If 25 minutes sounds too much at Convention, there is the incentive of entering a draw to win an iPad Mini for themselves and a free 20-question email survey for their charity. 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. Plymouth Charity Lab to put ‘proud fundraiser’ to test at Convention 44 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Delegates at this week’s National Fundraising Convention will get the chance to be tested on just how proud of being a fundraiser they really are. #ProudFundraiser was the theme of the 2014 Convention.Plymouth University’s Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy (CSP) will be running a psychology laboratory throughout the three-day event put on by the Institute of Fundraising. For this week only the Plymouth Charity Lab, which is based on the university campus, will decamp to the Hilton London Metropole, the venue for the Convention.Jen Shang, CSP’s director of research, said:“It is a well known phenomenon in psychology that what people say about how they feel is not necessarily how they really do feel.“For example, people may feel far from proud when they have to shy away from pushing through a really tough decision during a board meeting, resolving a really difficult conflict with their supervisor or fighting a really hard political battle with their rivals.“Those things are really hard to do and even when we are doing our very best, sometimes, we still cannot make ourselves proud in what we do.”You’ve got the #proudfundraiser badge, but can you prove you are?
Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy The image is a concept piece depicting select Kepler planetary discoveries made to date. Credits: NASA Ames/W. StenzelNASA’s Kepler mission has verified 1,284 new planets — the single largest finding of planets to date.“This announcement more than doubles the number of confirmed planets from Kepler,” said Ellen Stofan, chief scientist at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “This gives us hope that somewhere out there, around a star much like ours, we can eventually discover another Earth.”Analysis was performed on the Kepler space telescope’s July 2015 planet candidate catalog, which identified 4,302 potential planets. For 1,284 of the candidates, the probability of being a planet is greater than 99 percent – the minimum required to earn the status of “planet.” An additional 1,327 candidates are more likely than not to be actual planets, but they do not meet the 99 percent threshold and will require additional study. The remaining 707 are more likely to be some other astrophysical phenomena. This analysis also validated 984 candidates that have previously been verified by other techniques.“Before the Kepler space telescope launched, we did not know whether exoplanets were rare or common in the galaxy. Thanks to Kepler and the research community, we now know there could be more planets than stars,” said Paul Hertz, Astrophysics Division director at NASA Headquarters. “This knowledge informs the future missions that are needed to take us ever-closer to finding out whether we are alone in the universe.”Kepler captures the discrete signals of distant planets – decreases in brightness that occur when planets pass in front of, or transit, their stars – much like the May 9 Mercury transit of our sun. Since the discovery of the first planets outside our solar system more than two decades ago, researchers have resorted to a laborious, one-by-one process of verifying suspected planets.This latest announcement, however, is based on a statistical analysis method that can be applied to many planet candidates simultaneously. Timothy Morton, associate research scholar at Princeton University in New Jersey and lead author of the scientific paper published in The Astrophysical Journal, employed a technique to assign each Kepler candidate a planet-hood probability percentage – the first such automated computation on this scale, as previous statistical techniques focused only on sub-groups within the greater list of planet candidates identified by Kepler.“Planet candidates can be thought of like bread crumbs,” said Morton. “If you drop a few large crumbs on the floor, you can pick them up one by one. But, if you spill a whole bag of tiny crumbs, you’re going to need a broom. This statistical analysis is our broom.”In the newly validated batch of planets, nearly 550 could be rocky planets like Earth based on size. Nine of these orbit in their sun’s habitable zone, which is the distance from a star where orbiting planets can have surface temperatures that allow liquid water to pool. With the addition of these nine, 21 exoplanets are now known to be members of this exclusive group.“They say not to count our chickens before they’re hatched, but that’s exactly what these results allow us to do based on probabilities that each egg (candidate) will hatch into a chick (bona fide planet),” said Natalie Batalha, co-author of the paper and the Kepler mission scientist at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. “This work will help Kepler reach its full potential by yielding a deeper understanding of the number of stars that harbor potentially habitable, Earth-size planets — a number that’s needed to design future missions to search for habitable environments and living worlds.”Of the nearly 5,000 total planet candidates found to date, more than 3,200 now have been verified, and 2,325 of these were discovered by Kepler.Launched in March 2009, Kepler is the first NASA mission to find potentially habitable Earth-size planets. For four years, Kepler monitored 150,000 stars in a single patch of sky, measuring the tiny, telltale dip in the brightness of a star that can be produced by a transiting planet. In 2018, NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will use the same method to monitor 200,000 bright nearby stars and search for planets, focusing on Earth and Super-Earth-sized.Ames manages the Kepler missions for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, managed Kepler mission development. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation operates the flight system, with support from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado in Boulder.For more information about the Kepler mission, visit:http://www.nasa.gov/keplerFor briefing materials from Tuesday’s media teleconference where the new group of planets was announced, visit:http://www.nasa.gov/feature/ames/kepler/briefingmaterials160510 faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Business News More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. 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Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Bron Most Valuable Company 2021-01-05 David Wharton Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily DS News Spotlights the Industry’s ‘Most Valuable Companies’ Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] As the industry approaches the end of a challenging and unpredictable year, companies across the mortgage spectrum are pausing to take stock of lessons learned, best practices, and how to approach whatever 2021 will have to offer. In 2021, DS News will look inside some of the companies working diligently to support the mortgage industry, courtesy of a new recurring feature entitled “Most Valuable Companies.”“This year has tested our entire industry,” said David Wharton, Managing Editor of DS News. “With this new ‘Most Valuable Company’ feature, DS News will bring you inside looks at how individual organizations are pushing forward, driving innovation, and finding success even against the unprecedented headwinds. We’re excited to kick things off with this look at BRON.”The “Most Valuable Companies” section launched in the January 2021 edition of DS News, which features a profile of service provider BRON, Inc.Founded in 2004, BRON has since grown to encompass two offices in Temecula, California, and in Dallas. The company offers a variety of property preservation services, including vacant, foreclosure, rental, and REO registrations; violation monitoring, tracking, and curative; utility verifications/activations, disconnects, and account maintenance; and HOA verifications/super lien protection.This inaugural “Most Valuable Companies” profile features details on how BRON has weathered the storm of COVID-19, how they drive their continuing commitment to diversity and inclusion, and more.DS News’ “Most Valuable Companies” look at BRON debuts in January’s print and digital editions. Be sure to give it a read to learn why Kevin Hamilton, BRON’s CEO, describes the company as specializing in “products and services that are difficult to do when you don’t specialize in them.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: COVID-19 Impact: A Rise in New Litigation Trends Next: Forbearance Activity Ended 2020 on a Flat Note Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, News About Author: David Wharton Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / DS News Spotlights the Industry’s ‘Most Valuable Companies’ The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago January 5, 2021 1,088 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Bron Most Valuable Company
WhatsApp Facebook Homepage BannerNews Calls for safety review on Clooney Road between Caw and Maydown Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Previous articleMet Eireann urges Donegal public to take Red weather warning ‘seriously’Next articleThe HSE suspends all new referrals to mental health services for older people admin Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter There are calls for an immediate safety review of the Clooney Road dual carriageway from the Caw Roundabout to the Maydown Roundabout.Derry and Strabane Coumncillor Cllr Paul Fleming says there has been a number of accidents along this stretch of road over the past few weeks.He says he’s been contacted by motorists and residents from Strathfoyle, infiorming him of at least six accidents in November alone.He says he’s been on to the Transport NI Roads Service and the PSNI, and the issue is being looked at…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/pflemclooneyroad.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By admin – December 4, 2015 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
WLDavies/iStock(MEDECINE LODGE, Kansas) — A vulture has been blamed for a motorcycle crash that killed a couple on a rural road in southern Kansas, authorities said.Brandon Husband, 42, was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle on Saturday afternoon with his 43-year-old wife, Jennifer Husband, on the back when the scavenging bird of prey emerged from a nearby ditch and struck him in the head.The collision caused the bike to swerve off the road and crash into a barbed wire fence before overturning, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.Brandon Husband was pronounced dead at the scene along River Road, some 13 miles of the town of Medicine Lodge, 75 miles southwest of Wichita.Jennifer Husband was taken to a hospital where she died hours later.Neither was wearing a helmet, according to highway patrol.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Lady Margaret Hall’s JCR has passed a motion in support of a college porter asked to step down against his wishes.Having reached the retirement age of 65 Terry Greenwood, a night porter at the College, has been asked to resign, but the JCR has passed a motion calling for the college to extend its employment of him.The motion stated, “This JCR notes that Terry has been a friendly, hospitable and helpful presence in LMH who has made our time here far more pleasant. The JCR believes Terry is a credit to the College and its student body and is fully capable of performing his duties until he himself believes it is time to retire. “The JCR therefore resolves to declare its support for Terry Greenwood and expresses its hope that he can continue to serve LMH and its student body as a Porter for as long as he is willing to continue.”It was concluded that the JCR president, Marlene Cayoun, would write a letter of support for Mr Greenwood to Bart Ashton, the Domestic Bursar, and Lawrence le Carré, the Head Porter, in collaboration with the MCR president.Commenting on the motion, the JCR president said, “Terry is a wonderful and well-loved member of the college, who is extremely competent at his job. He’s not in any way impaired by his age. We would all be very sorry to see him go, especially as he hasn’t expressed any desire to leave.”Other students spoke of their anger at the College’s decision to dismiss the porter. Third year student Matthew Henshall, said, “There is a lot of anger amongst students here. Terry Greenwood is the best porter in college by far. All of the porters here are good but he is a class apart. He is both caring and compassionate.” Henshall went on to add that Mr Greenwood was “perfectly fit for the job”, attended the LMH gym and that he was very much in support of him.The Domestic Bursar and the Head Porter were unavailable to comment on the situation. According to employment laws introduced in 2006, although there is a default retirement age of 65, workers have the right to ask their employers to let them stay on at work. In order to prevent retirement being used as cover for an unjustified sacking, bosses must give at least six months’ notice of an individual’s retirement date. by Katherine Hall