The Rolls-Royce share price is at a 17-year low! Here’s why I’d buy today

first_img 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. G A Chester | Monday, 5th October, 2020 | More on: RR Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” G A Chester 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Image source: Getty Images. The Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) share price crashed 23% last week. This has taken its fall since the start of the year to an eye-watering 83%. Closing on Friday at 113.6p, the Rolls-Royce share price is now at a level not seen for 17 years!Investors have deserted the company in droves. But I believe we’re looking at an opportunity for bold contrarians to take advantage. It needs a particular strategy to make the most of the opportunity, but I’ll come back to that shortly.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…The Rolls-Royce share price halved in less than six weeksA share price doesn’t collapse as spectacularly as Rolls-Royce’s for no reason. The company released its 2019 results on 28 February. This was 12 days before the World Health Organisation declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic.Management reported good momentum in the business through the second half of 2019. It said this “underpins our confidence for the year ahead.”Its 2020 guidance was for a 15% increase in underlying operating profit, and at least £1bn free cash flow (FCF). The guidance excluded any material Covid-19 impact. But management remained confident in its mid-term target of £1.9bn+ FCF, equivalent to at least £1 per share.The market warmed to the results, and pushed the shares up 5% on the day to over 635p. However, they were below 300p come a trading statement on 6 April.With lockdowns and travel restrictions whacking its civil aerospace business, Rolls-Royce cancelled its 2019 final dividend and 2020 guidance. It also said it had taken a “precautionary decision” to draw down its existing revolving credit facility and secure an additional one.The Rolls-Royce share price and rights issueThere’s an old City saying for when a company faces an outlook where it may have to ask its shareholders for additional funds: “Go early, and go big.” A significant number of companies did just this in the first couple of months of the pandemic. Arguably, Rolls-Royce could and should have.Writing about the company at the end of August, I suggested buyers of the stock hold back some cash to participate in the event of a discount fundraising. The company announced its intention to do such a fundraising last Thursday. Subject to approval by shareholders at a meeting on 27 October, it intends to raise gross proceeds of approximately £2bn by way of a fully underwritten 10 for 3 rights issue at 32p a share.For every three shares you buy in the market today at 113.6p, you’ll have the right to buy a further 10 for 32p. Therefore, your average buy price would be around 51p. This is what the market’s currently pricing the shares to trade at when the rights issue is complete and the new shares admitted to trading.Why I’d buy Rolls-Royce todayThe rights issue will strengthen Rolls-Royce’s balance sheet. This, and other steps it’s taking to improve liquidity, should see it through what management calls any “reasonable worst case” scenario.The company is targeting FCF of at least £750m as early as 2022. According to my sums, based on the post-rights issue number of shares, this equates to 9p a share FCF. At the aforementioned average 51p buy price, the FCF yield is a highly attractive 17.6%.Therefore, I’d buy Rolls-Royce today at the 113.6p share price, and hold enough cash back to take up the 10-for-3 rights issue at 32p a share. 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. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. The Rolls-Royce share price is at a 17-year low! Here’s why I’d buy today See all posts by G A Chesterlast_img read more

The Wallabies cruise to victory over Fiji in Canberra

first_imgSunday Jun 6, 2010 The Wallabies cruise to victory over Fiji in Canberra The Wallabies put a slow start behind them as they picked up a gear in the second half to outclass Fiji with a 49-3 win in Canberra. The Wallabies gave starts to five new players, who repaid the faith by turning it on later in the game.The last time Australia lost to Fiji was in 1954, so the odds on favourites knew that theyd just need to click as a unit and the game would be theirs, despite the fighting talk from the Fijians earlier in the week.Fiji, a tiny country with naturally gifted athletes, have to cope with the majority of their players being based in France and the UK, which proves to be a logistical nightmare at times. They fielded a decent side though, and had the much talked about Rupeni Caucau back in their ranks.It was a scrappy first half that ended 14-3 to the Wallabies, but the hosts gelled better in the second, where they scored seven tries and managed to hold off the Fijian attack.“The second half was great – it was the 80 minutes we had to have basically,” said coach Robbie Deans.“Adjusting to test rugby, getting some cohesion within the group, adjusting to the conditions, getting our body position down because test rugby is different from Super 14.“The boys worked their way through the challenges they had really well and we started to play some good rugby in the second half – a lot more composed, a lot more direct.“We go into a test match next week against the English where we know it’s going to be for real. And we’re much better for that outing without a doubt,” Deans added.They did however lose prop Ben Alexander to a knee injury which was apparently a grade two medial ligament tear, meaning hell play no part in their upcoming Test matches against England and Ireland. Time: 05:00ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. 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The Wallabies cruise to victory over Fiji in Canberra | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Marketing Management for Nonprofit Organizations

first_imgMarketing Management for Nonprofit Organizations  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving Management AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img 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. Howard Lake | 19 May 2009 | Newslast_img read more

A photographer murdered in the capital for unknown reasons

first_imgNews News GuatemalaAmericas Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years RSF_en Organisation News Guatemala. Don’t put the Guatemalan press in quarantine! News January 7, 2021 Find out more August 21, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Reporters Without Borders said today it had been shocked to learn of the murder of photographer Jorge Alejandro Castañeda Martínez, who was gunned down in Guatemala City on 5 July. The 35-year-old had just dropped his sons, aged six and four, off at their school when gunmen opened fire, shooting him a dozen times. He was talking to his wife on his mobile phone when he was killed. Moments before the first shots rang out she heard him shout out, “Why?”Police at first believed the motive to be vehicle theft but the authorities later said that the type of car the journalist owned and the manner of the killing made it highly unlikely.The worldwide press freedom organisation said that while the reason for the killing remained unclear, press freedom is extremely fragile in Guatemala, where one journalist was murdered in 2006 and another narrowly escaped being killed in February this year.“Naturally we are waiting for the outcome of the investigation into this vile murder,” it said. “There is nothing so far to confirm that the killing of Jorge Alejandro Castañeda Martínez was linked to his work. However the flagrant insecurity to which Guatemalan journalists are regularly exposed cannot be denied.”“Radio journalist Eduardo Maas Bol was killed in Cobán in similar circumstances in 2006 and on 2 February this year, Winder Jordán Madrid, head of a local radio station, narrowly escaped a murder attempt after receiving death threats.”“We offer our condolences to Castañeda Martínez’s wife and two young boys and hope that the killers will quickly be arrested and sentenced,” the organisation added.Castañeda Martínez had worked for the national dailies Nuestro Diario and Siglo Veintiuno and was employed by the local council at the time of his murder. The renowned photographer was awarded a national prize in 2005. Guatemala: 51 Signatories Call For Authorities To Drop Criminal Charges Against Indigenous Journalist Anastasia Mejía July 11, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A photographer murdered in the capital for unknown reasons Follow the news on Guatemala Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information to go further GuatemalaAmericas May 8, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Hamma Hammami released from prison

first_imgNews Reporters Without Borders expressed satisfaction at today’s release from prison of Hamma Hammami, leader of the Tunisian Workers’ Party (PCOT) and managing editor of the party newspaper El-Badil, officially for “health reasons.””We are delighted,” said Reporters Without Reporters secretary-general Robert Ménard. “It is the result of a months-long campaign by Tunisian and international human rights groups and especially by his Hammami’s wife, Radhia Nasraoui.””We now ask that his release be unconditional. We also ask President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali to make another substantial gesture by freeing cyberdissident Zouhair Yahyaoui, Al-Fajr managing editor Hamadi Jebali and one of the paper’s reporters, Abdallah Zouari.”Tunisia’s supreme court had on 2 September rejected Hammami’s appeal against a prison sentence of three years and two months for subversion.Hammami had been sentenced on 31 March by a Tunis appeals court. Two associates, Abdeljabar Madouri and Samir Taamallah, were jailed for respectively three years and nine months and one year and nine months. They were accused of belonging to and operating an illegal organisation (the PCOT), distributing leaflets, “putting out false news,” holding illegal meetings and inciting rebellion and lawbreaking. They had initially each been sentenced in absentia in 1999 to nine years and three months in prison. They came out of hiding after four years on 2 February this year when, after a show trial, their sentences were confirmed. Follow the news on Tunisia December 26, 2019 Find out more TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa to go further TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa News Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalistscenter_img September 4, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hamma Hammami released from prison November 12, 2019 Find out more News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 11, 2020 Find out more Organisation News Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder RSF_en last_img read more

Calls for more warning from Irish Water ahead of planned outages

first_img Google+ Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Pinterest Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – December 12, 2020 Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Irish Water is being urged to do more to warn local communities when water is going to be switched off.The call has come from Sinn Fein, after they claimed an outage in Falcarragh on Thursday of this week caught many local residents and businesses unaware, forcing some outlets to close for a time.It transpired the outage was caused by a contractor connecting new pipes.Deputy Pearse Doherty and Cllr John Sheamais O’Fearraigh both made contact with Irish Water to demand that more notice be given.Cllr O’Fearraigh says the amount of work being done in the area is welcome, but he’s not convinced all the problems will be resolved:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/falcwaterWEB.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleFinance Minister to meet with Cross Border Workers CoalitionNext articleGardai in Buncrana detect 24 vehicles speeding on Slow Down Day News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Calls for more warning from Irish Water ahead of planned outages Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Oxidized nitrogen chemistry and speciation in the Antarctic troposphere

first_imgUnderstanding the NOy budget at high latitudes is important for our knowledge of present-day clean air chemistry and essential for reliable interpretation of existing ice core nitrate data. However, measurements of NOy components at high latitudes have been limited, and no measurements have attempted to address the budget of NOy. Here we report on a campaign conducted in the austral summer of 1997 at the German Antarctic research station, Neumayer, with first Antarctic measurements for NOy in addition to light alkyl nitrates, NO, HNO3 and p−NO3−. Inorganic nitrate has generally been assumed to be the dominant component of NOy in Antarctica, although this idea has not previously been tested. However, our results show that for this coastal station, methyl nitrate was present in much higher concentration than inorganic nitrate (median CH3ONO2 = 38 pptv, HNO3 = 5 pptv). It has been suggested earlier that some alkyl nitrates might have a marine source. If this suggestion is correct, the implication arises that the oceans are an important source of NOy to the Antarctic troposphere and that their role in determining nitrate concentrations in ice must be considered.last_img read more

Nitrate in Greenland and Antarctic ice cores: a detailed description of post-depositional processes

first_imgA compilation of nitrate (NO(3)(-)) data from Greenland has shown that recent NO(3)(-) concentrations reveal a temperature dependence similar to that seen in Antarctica. Except for sites with very low accumulation rates, lower temperatures tend to lead to higher NO(3)(-) concentrations preserved in the ice. Accumulation rate, which is closely linked to temperature, might influence the concentrations preserved in snow as well, but its effect cannot be separated from the temperature imprint. Processes involved in NO(3)(-) deposition are discussed and shown to be temperature- and/or accumulation-rate-dependent. Apart from scavenging of nitric acid (HNO(3)) during formation of precipitation, uptake of HNO(3) onto the ice crystal’s surface during and after precipitation seems to contribute further to the NO(3)(-) concentrations found in surface snow. Post-depositional loss of NO(3)(-) from the top snow layers is caused by release of HNO(3) and by photolysis of NO(3)(-). It is suggested that photolysis accounts for considerable losses at sites with very low accumulation rates. Depending on the site characteristic, and given that the temperature and accumulation-rate dependence is quantified, it should be possible to infer changes in atmospheric HNO(3) concentrations.last_img read more

Polymetamorphism in the NE Shackleton Range, Antarctica : constraints from petrology and U-Pb, Sm-Nd, Rb-Sr TIMS and in situ U-Pb LA-PIMMS dating

first_imgMetapelitic rock samples from the NE Shackleton Range, Antarctica, include garnet with contrasting zonation patterns and two age spectra. Garnet porphyroblasts in K-rich kyanite-sillimanite- staurolite-garnet-muscovite-biotite schists from Lord Nunatak show prograde growth zonation, and give Sm-Nd garnet, U-Pb monazite and Rb-Sr muscovite ages of 518 +/- 5, 514 +/- 1 and 499 +/- 12 Ma, respectively. Geothermobarometry and P-T pseudo-section calculations in the model system CaO-Na2O-K2O- TiO2-MnO-FeO-MgO-Al2O3-SiO2-H2O are consistent with garnet growth during prograde heating from 540degreesC/7 kbar to 650degreesC/7.5 kbar, and partial resorption during a subsequent P-T decrease to <650degreesC at <6 kbar. All data indicate that rocks from Lord Nunatak were affected by a single orogenic cycle. In contrast, garnet porphyroblasts in K-poor kyanite-sillimanite- staurolite-garnet-cordierite-biotite-schists from Meade Nunatak show two growth stages and diffusion-controlled zonation. Two distinct age groups were obtained. Laser ablation plasma ionization multicollector mass spectrometry in situ analyses of monazite, completely enclosed by a first garnet generation, yield ages of c. 1700 Ma, whereas monazite grains in open garnet fractures and in most matrix domains give c. 500 Ma. Both age groups are also obtained by U-Pb thermal ionization mass spectrometry analyses of matrix monazite and zircon, which fall on a discordia with lower and upper intercepts at 502 +/- 1 and 1686 +/- 2 Ma, respectively. Sm-Nd garnet dating yields an age of 1571 +/- 40 Ma and Rb-Sr biotite analyses give an age of 504 +/- 1 Ma. Integrated geochronological and petrological data provide evidence that rocks from Meade Nunatak underwent a polymetamorphic Barrovian-type metamorphism: (1) garnet 1 growth and subsequent diffusive garnet annealing between 1700 and 1570 Ma; (2) garnet 2 growth during the Ross Orogeny at c. 500 Ma. During the final orogenic event the rocks experienced peak P-T conditions of about 650degreesC/7.0 kbar and a retrograde stage at c. 575degreesC/4.0 kbar.last_img read more

Evansville Colleges React To Kavanaugh/Ford Senate Judiciary Hearing

first_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Evansville Colleges React To Kavanaugh/Ford Senate Judiciary HearingSEPTEMBER 28TH, 2018 CHRIS MASTROBUONO EVANSVILLE, INDIANAIn front of a Senate Judiciary Committee, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford faced questions about her alleged sexual assault by Judge Brett Kavanaugh during a high school party back in 1982.Judge Brett Kavanaugh denies all allegations and spoke out in his defense. Allegations of sexual assault were the center of a historic hearing in Washington.Dr. Robert Dion, a political science professor at University of Evansville said, “We’re having another national discussion about how women are treated about whether we believe them or not when they were victims of misbehavior or sexual assault.”Dion says this hearing is part of a bigger societal issue. “Sadly enough this grilling of this woman who has come forward is an opportunity for Americans to reflect on whether we can do better as a society.”While the Senate determines if Dr. Ford’s allegations are in fact true. The future balance of the Supreme Court is in their hands.Dion says, “Clearly we want to be fair to all sides involved and the Senate is making a high-stakes decision so they want to be as fair as they can and hear from both sides.”Students we caught up with at the University of Southern Indiana agree vetting Kavanaugh is key to whether he will be confirmed.Marshall Gruber, a sophomore at USI said, “It’s certainly important to make sure we are nominating people to the supreme court that has integrity that we want to be judging other people on the merits of very important issues going forward but at the same time it’s really he said she said with not a whole lot of evidence.”Dion says it’s extremely rare and dangerous for someone to come out with false accusations.“If she would come forward and say something flatly false and demonstrably false for political reasons she’s really disrupting her life and possibly destroying her reputation the whole notion that this is cooked up for some political grand purpose seems a little bit far fetched. ”last_img read more