How to invest in stocks! My advice for beginners with little money

first_img See all posts by Kirsteen Mackay “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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! Kirsteen Mackay | Thursday, 16th April, 2020 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. 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. 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.center_img How to invest in stocks! My advice for beginners with little money Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “Tell me how to invest in stocks!”, is a common statement heard from beginners to investing. This is even more common during a market crash when news headlines are discussing rock bottom share prices and financial volatility. But is this a good time to buy shares? Despite the negative headlines and worrying outlook, I think it’s a great time for beginners to stock market investing to learn. The stock market offers the opportunity for people from all backgrounds to make their financial dreams come true. For richer, for poorerIt’s widely known that some of the world’s richest individuals made their fortunes from the stock market. Often, thanks to the gains realised from market downturns.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…Warren Buffett is possibly the world’s most famous investor and multi-billionaire. His wealth today exceeds $73bn, and he has many words of wisdom for beginners to investing. Perhaps his most famous piece of advice is “Be greedy when others are fearful”. This perfectly sums up his attitude to investing. He takes care to weed out the best stock market bargains during times of strife when most investors are too scared to buy. The current coronavirus market crash is a prime example of a time when people are fearful.  Little money? Don’t worryThe old saying, it takes money to make money, is true when it comes to stock market investing. Although it’s never been easier for your average Joe Bloggs to get started, it comes at a price.There are broker fees, a platform fee, purchase and redemption charges. Some UK shares also incur 0.5% stamp duty, and occasionally there’s also an inactivity fee if you don’t trade regularly. Some brokers waive their fees if you make a certain number of trades each month. In any case, you should be aware that part of your investment must be allocated to the fees and charges surrounding the transaction.Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean beginners with little money can’t invest in stocks.How to invest in stocks with little moneyAnyone can open a Stocks and Shares ISA and use it to buy shares in their favourite companies. It’s a simple way to take control of your investments and you can start investing with as little as £25 a month.A Stocks and Shares ISA can also be used to buy into index funds or investment trusts as an alternative to regular stocks and shares.Index funds have relatively low fees and offer several advantages to beginners over buying individual stocks. A fund gives you ownership of a whole selection of stocks for your money, rather than just the one. You can choose a fund that tracks indexes such as the FTSE 100 index or FTSE 250, or you can opt to buy into a themed fund or specific sector, such as automation, environmental or the pharmaceutical sector.There are lots of options for those who want to know how to invest in stocks, even for beginners with little money.last_img read more

Why now could be my once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy bargain FTSE 100 shares

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Why now could be my once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy bargain FTSE 100 shares Share prices may have risen sharply in the days since news of effective Covid-19 vaccines, but I think there is still time to buy bargain FTSE 100 shares. The UK’s largest stock market has gained a healthy 15% since late October. And that’s good for my existing holdings. But I’m still eyeing bargain FTSE 100 shares at attractive valuations today.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…I’m planning to avoid some of the more fragile debt-laden FTSE 100 shares popular with day traders. These include Cineworld (£6.6bn in debt) and Carnival (£13.5bn in debt). But high-quality, profitable, bargain FTSE 100 shares are on my radar. Buying opportunitiesCheap FTSE 100 shares are everywhere once you start to look. In times of relative peace and calm, the valuations of ‘bargain’ companies are much higher than today. To prove this point, we need only compare the average price to earnings (P/E) ratio of the FTSE 100 now with earlier years. Across 2020 the average P/E ratio of the FTSE 100 was around 14.6. In 2017, it was over 22. In 2016, it was more than 33. I would conclude that there were far fewer bargain FTSE 100 shares on sale in the mid-2010s.Longer risksThe pandemic has been a classic example of how investor sentiment can switch from positive to negative in a very short space of time. News of the first wave of Covid-19 vaccines swung the needle back from pessimism to optimism again. Today’s FTSE 100 rally could fall away if the effectiveness of these wonder drugs is not borne out in reality. If the treatments from Pfizer, Moderna, Astrazeneca or Johnson & Johnson aren’t as effective as claimed? If there are more severe side effects than people expect? We could be back in the throes of another stock market crash in 2021. I’m not hoping for this scenario. But investors have to be realistic and deal with the prospect of risk. And amid all this sentiment whiplash is where cheap FTSE 100 shares tend to appear.Further aheadBut I would avoid FTSE 100 shares at extremely low P/E ratios, because there are normally skeletons in their closets. By this I mean long-term structural debt that is difficult to escape, even if sales return to normal over the medium term.Instead I would be looking at companies whose products are in demand, whether lockdowns are ongoing or restrictions have been lifted.  At an undemanding 12 times revenue, chemicals giant Johnson Matthey could be worth me considering, for example. Shares with classic defensive properties and stable earnings like pharmaceuticals and tobacco also head to the top of my list. One other example of a FTSE 100 company I particularly like because of its attractive valuation is defence giant BAE. There are definitely still risks on the horizon, to my mind. But I’m looking closely at such bargain FTSE 100 shares to add to my portfolio.  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’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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Tom Rodgers | Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. TomRodgers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Johnson & Johnson. 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 Tom Rodgerslast_img read more

Roof House / Tezuka Architects

first_img Houses Projects “COPY” Roof House / Tezuka Architects Save this picture!Text description provided by the architects. Number of stories: 1F This house boasts chairs, a table, a kitchen and a shower on its rooftop. Each family member enjoys his own skylight, from which a ladder gives access to the roof.Save this picture!Save this picture!Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessArial M6 / Carbajo Barrios ArquitectosArticlesKaplicky’s controversial Prague Library may get builtArticles Share CopyAbout this officeTezuka ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesJapanPublished on March 14, 2009Cite: “Roof House / Tezuka Architects” 14 Mar 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MArchitectural Finishes DI-NOC in Ned Ludd Public HouseShower ColumnshansgroheOverhead ShowersWindowsKalwall®Kalwall® in Featherstone High SchoolLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxSealantsEffisusBi-adhesive Tape – 2BondDSConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsPlantersJakobGreen Walls – GreenKitUrban ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Benches and Litter Bins in Public Space ImprovementsPaintKEIMMineral Paint for Concrete – KEIM Concretal®-WArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsFreifrauArmchair High – MarlaAcousticBASWA acousticThermal-Acoustic System – BASWA CoreMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!+ 8 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/16297/roof-house-tezuka-architects Clipboard Japancenter_img Roof House / Tezuka ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRoof House / Tezuka Architects Area:  298 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  “COPY” Architects: Tezuka Architects Area Area of this architecture project 2009 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/16297/roof-house-tezuka-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•Japanlast_img read more

Cortina House Interiors / Outlinestudio74

first_img “COPY” Lead Architects: Projects Engineering:STUDIO MTDDesign Team:Monica GiustinaCity:Cortina d’AmpezzoCountry:ItalyMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Marco ZantaRecommended ProductsDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGText description provided by the architects. Only in places like this where nature and its elements surround us, this restructuring takes shape that reinterprets the material of the recovered wood of the old barns with over a century of history, the local dolomitic stone, the Unesco heritage and the resulting iron.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaSave this picture!© Marco ZantaSave this picture!© Marco ZantaEnclosed in a minimalist design that combines the language of living in the mountains, with the metropolitan one, merging into a single style that brings the colors of nature into the home through large windows wisely inserted into the structure, giving life to a unique environment of its kind that excites with the details and the material that surrounds it.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaThe house consists of an entrance hall, separate kitchen, dining area connected to the living area, corridor leading to the floor bathroom, master bedroom with private bathroom, bedroom with three beds and a double bedroom with private bathroom.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Marco ZantaThe living area is connected to the outside with a large terrace. The renovation and interior design have been completely curated by Giulio de Filippo of Outlinestudio74.Save this picture!© Marco ZantaProject gallerySee allShow lessRIBA Announces London’s Best New BuildingsArchitecture NewsHouse TlL / WE-S architectenSelected Projects Share Houses Cortina House Interiors / Outlinestudio74 Cortina House Interiors / Outlinestudio74Save this projectSaveCortina House Interiors / Outlinestudio74 “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation•Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy CopyAbout this officeOutlinestudio74OfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationCortina d’AmpezzoItalyPublished on May 21, 2019Cite: “Cortina House Interiors / Outlinestudio74” 21 May 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodPanel Façade SystemRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassHanging LampsVibiaHanging Lamp – VOLConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionBricksFeldhaus KlinkerThin Bricks – ClassicGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Printing for Interior DesignWoodStructureCraftEngineering – FootbridgesAluminium CompositesCymat Technologies Ltd.Bundang Doosan Tower – Alusion™ Stabilized Aluminum FoamTable LampsRoss GardamDesk Lamp – OraMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Cortina 小屋 / Outlinestudio74是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: Outlinestudio74 Area Area of this architecture project Area:  130 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2019 Year:  Italy ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917299/cortina-house-interiors-outlinestudio74 Clipboard Manufacturers: GLIP, Falegno, L’Ambiente Save this picture!© Marco Zanta+ 41Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/917299/cortina-house-interiors-outlinestudio74 Clipboard Giulio de Filippo de Grazia, Fabrizio Luchetti Photographs:  Marco Zanta Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ArchDaily Photographslast_img read more

Managing editor of daily “Le Matin” sentenced to two years in prison

first_img April 29, 2021 Find out more Organisation AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Algeria News Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked by the imprisonment of Mohammed Benchicou, managing editor of the daily “Le Matin”, following the 14 June 2004 verdict sentencing him to two years in prison for a “violation of foreign exchangecontrols”. The organisation vigorously denounces the dangerous escalation of repression of Algeria’s private press since the presidential election.”We are stunned by the severity of the sentence against Benchicou. The violation of foreign exchange controls is a pretext to silence this journalist, but also a warning to all those who dared to criticise the government during the presidential campaign. The imprisonment of Hafnaoui Ghoul on 24 May, whodenounced local officials’ misuse of public funds, and that of Benchicou, whose newspaper did not hesitate to bring to light serious political dysfunctions, illustrate the government’s fierce repression of a segment of the press. President Bouteflika, who a few months ago compared journalists to ‘terrorists’ and ‘mercenaries with pens’, is now pursuing his dangerous logic of repression of freedom of expression,” said Reporters Without Borders.On 14 June, Benchicou was sentenced to two years in prison and a fine of 20 million dinars (approx. 230,000 euros). Placed under a committal order, he was taken to El-Harrach prison in suburban Algiers as soon as the verdict was delivered. On 23 August 2003, upon his return from France, Benchicou was found to be in possession of a large sum of money in payment orders. The finance minister lodged a complaint for “violation of rules governing foreign exchange and the movement of capital”, after which Benchicou was placed under formal investigation.Despite the various warnings directed at Benchicou, “Le Matin” did not alter its editorial line, most notably during the presidential campaign. In February 2004, Benchicou published a pamphlet entitled, “Bouteflika, an Algerian imposture”.In Algeria, journalists are already mobilised and a national committee has been created to demand the release of Benchicou and Ghoul. June 15, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Managing editor of daily “Le Matin” sentenced to two years in prison May 18, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked by the imprisonment of Mohammed Benchicou, managing editor of the daily “Le Matin”, following the 14 June 2004 verdict sentencing him to two years in prison for a “violation of foreign exchange controls”. The organisation vigorously denounces the dangerous escalation of repression of Algeria’s private press since the presidential election. AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa News News Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections Receive email alerts Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria News May 12, 2021 Find out more to go furtherlast_img read more

Councillors give green light to gasification plant

first_imgAdare-Rathkeale district in need of ‘plain-speaking’ voice Linkedin Facebook Twitter Council row over funding for Ballingarry and Askeaton Proposal for Adare affordable housing pilot project Email Boycott of Israeli goods rejected by Council Previous articleTwo in custody over €80,000 heroin seizureNext articleChildren sign on to dating app John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisementcenter_img Capping works at the Gortadroma landfill site which is to be developed as a gasification plant.Capping works at the Gortadroma landfill site which is to be developed as a gasification plant.by Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up PLANS to develop a state-of-the-art gasification plant at the former Gortadroma landfill have advanced further after Limerick City and County Council agreed to lease the site to an American company.Cadence EnvironPower hopes to build a plant that would convert waste into gas, which would employ approximately 150 people and generate rent of €120 million over the course of the 30 year lease.As well as an annual rent of €4 million, the company would also pay a community contribution of €100,000 a year that would be used for local development projects, if the project goes ahead.In addition, when the agreement to the lease is signed, a signing fee of €50,000 is to be paid to Limerick City and County Council.A number of Adare Rathkeale area councillors, as well as the Council’s head of finance Tom Gilligan and two local residents, recently travelled to France to view a similar facility.Speaking at this month’s meeting of the local authority, Cllr Ciara McMahon (SF) said she was “very impressed” with the plant and told the meeting: “I have family living less than one mile from the site, so I’m certainly not going to support something that might put them in danger. I’m happy to support this project to the next level and see where it can go.”Cllr Richard O’Donoghue (FF), also said he was happy to endorse the project. He added: “I was very impressed with how it works. I was very impressed with the noise levels; the plant was very noisy, but if you walked 20 metres away from it you could hardly hear it.”Cllr Stephen Keary (FG) gave the project his seal of approval, noting that it had many positives, such as relieving dependence on fossil fuels and providing energy for 50,000 to 60,000 homes.“All going well with environment and planning, we will hopefully see 140 jobs created out there,” remarked Mayor Kevin Sheahan.Cllr Joe Leddin (LAB) asked if the former landfill site at Longpavement, which has been closed since 2002, could be considered as a potential location for a similar facility.Meanwhile, Cllr Cian Prendiville (AAA) called for a full presentation on the plans to be delivered to the full council before a decision was made, however the majority of council members voted against his proposal.He said: “This is a very new and in some ways experimental technology, and these plants have been very controversial in other areas.”Cllr Prendiville added that he has concerns about “handing responsibility for this hugely profitable, and potentially dangerous system over to a private, for-profit company”.Cllr Emmett O’Brien (IND) said that Cllr Prendiville’s concerns “were raised repeatedly” in Adare Rathkeale area meetings and noted “what’s important is there is unanimous support for this from the councillors of the area”. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pedestrian crossing falls ‘out of the sky’ in Pallaskenry NewsCouncillors give green light to gasification plantBy John Keogh – March 31, 2015 988 Proposal for Adare affordable housing pilot project Print WhatsApp TAGSCadence EnvironPower (CEP)Cllr Cian PrendivilleCllr Ciara McMahonCllr Emmett O’BrienGortadromaLimerick City and County Council last_img read more

Are Recession Signals Cooling?

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Are Recession Signals Cooling? in Daily Dose, Featured, News Home / Daily Dose / Are Recession Signals Cooling?  Print This Post About Author: Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago October 24, 2019 990 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Supreme Court Appoints Former Solicitor General to Defend CFPB Next: The Dawn of a New Era for Title Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Duke Professor Campbell Harvey, an expert on the yield curve and how its inversion has served as a past precursor of recessions, warned that the yield curve’s un-inversion in recent weeks should not be considered an “all clear” sign. A recession may still be on the horizon, he told Business Insider.A negative spread between the three-month and 10-year Treasury yields—known as a yield-curve inversion—has precluded each of the seven economic recessions since 1950.Harvey’s 1986 thesis found that when short-term rates were higher than long-term rates, recessions followed. Since his thesis was published, the yield curve has inverted three times—1989, 2000, and 2006—correctly predicting the three recessions of 1990-1991, 2001, and 2007-2009. Harvey said that, although the inverted yield curve model is simple, he is aware there will sometimes be “false signals.” However, he suggests this shouldn’t detract from the metric’s past success at predicting economic downturns.Recession fears began in August after the Dow Jones fell more than 800 points when the 10-year Treasury yield broke the two-year rate for the first time since 2005. The yield curve uninverted on October 11. According to the Business Insider, one of the arguments against the inverted yield curve as recession signal is that the Federal Reserve’s unprecedented stimulus efforts have altered how economic cycles play out. Harvey said he isn’t convinced how big a role the Fed may play in economic cycles, but he noted that the government-bond market is so large today and  that the Fed’s influence is “greatly exaggerated.” Harvey said in the report that investors should be cautious of the latest warning because “it’s inevitable that there’s a business cycle,” noting the U.S. is currently in its longest expansion on record.“One thing that’s very important is that my model links the slope of the yield curve to economic growth or future economic growth,” Harvey said. “And frankly, whether the yield curve’s flat or slightly upward sloping or inverted, all that means the same thing. It means low growth.”“The inverted yield curve historically suggests future recessionary conditions within approximately 18-24 months,” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO of Five Star Global. “This, combined with global trade tensions, means the industry must remain alert and proactive in preparation for a possible future downturn.”The Council of Foreign Relations forecasted earlier this month that a recession could occur as soon as the 2020 Presidential Election. The report references the years preceding the 2008 financial crisis, which saw a rising gap in the growth in home prices and household income, and a “parallel dynamic is playing out” today.“In 2018, as in 2005, housing-price growth began falling rapidly, with significant price drops occurring in several major markets … The trend-line in existing-home sales growth has also been down since 2015, tipping into negative territory at the start of last year. Similar drops have preceded nearly every recession since 1970,” the report states. In BuildFax’s September Housing Health Report, Jonathan Kanarek, COO, BuildFax noted that the housing market is beating expectations, even with the threat of recession.“Amidst concerns of a recession, it’s promising to see the housing market responding to the impact of mortgage rate decreases and other positive moves in the market,” he added. “If housing continues showing the promise of growth, or even a leveling off, this activity has the potential to stimulate the larger economy.” Tagged with: Inverted Yield Curve Recession yield curve Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Inverted Yield Curve Recession yield curve 2019-10-24 Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more

Government must fund wage increases for community groups – Cope

first_imgNews By admin – December 17, 2015 Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th A number of community groups in Donegal have written to the government seeking extra funding to cover wage increases brought about by the increase in the minimum wage.Fianna Fail election candidate Pat the Cope Gallagher says some companies may now face a choice of either reducing services or letting some of their staff go. This, he says, will come as a major blow tocommunities which are already regarded as disadvantaged.Most of the Donegal groups affected by the issue met in Cloghan last night, Mr Gallagher was one of the politicians who also attended the meeting.It’s estimated it would cost just €250,000 to address the issue in Donegal, and Pat the Cope Gallagher believes that would be money well spent……..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/copeminwage.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Government must fund wage increases for community groups – Copecenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest Previous articleEx-paratroopers win case against Bloody Sunday legacy investigation teamNext articleThree men sentenced following 2014 post office robbery in Manorcunningham admin Facebook Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Egg Size and Reproductive Output in the Deep-Water Prawn Pandalus borealis Kroyer, 1838

first_imgThe deep-water prawn Pandalus borealis Kroyer, 1838 was sampled at six locations from Krossfjord, Spitsbergen (79⚬N, close to the known northerly limit of distribution) to Kosterfjord, Sweden (58⚬N, close to the southerly limit in the eastern north Atlantic). Both egg volume and organic content increased towards high latitudes, ranging from 0.39 μ l and 0.21 mg at Bergen, to 0.67 μ l and 0.30 mg at Isfjord, Spitsbergen. Egg volume was positively correlated with both fresh mass and organic content. Reproductive investment (estimated as mass-specific egg biomass: reproductive output, RO) also varied from site to site, but was not correlated with either latitude or egg size. In five of the six populations sampled, reproductive investment calculated on a dry mass basis increased with size (and hence age), but this relationship was statistically significant only at two sites. These data indicate that both egg size and reproductive investment vary from location to location within species, and are uncorrelated. Egg size is related to feeding and other conditions awaiting the newly hatched larva, whereas reproductive investment is dictated by feeding conditions for the adult. The different time-scales over which these two parameters vary (from season to season in RO, and over evolutionary time for egg size) mean that any general relationship between reproductive investment and egg size (and by extension, larval development mode) will be very difficult to demonstrate.last_img read more

The 600 yr eruptive history of Villarrica Volcano (Chile) revealed by annually laminated lake sediments

first_imgLake sediments contain valuable information about past volcanic and seismic events that have affected the lake catchment, and they provide unique records of the recurrence interval and magnitude of such events. This study uses a multilake and multiproxy analytical approach to obtain reliable and high-resolution records of past natural catastrophes from similar to 600-yr-old annually laminated (varved) lake sediment sequences extracted from two lakes, Villarrica and Calafquen, in the volcanically and seismically active Chilean Lake District. Using a combination of micro-X-ray fluorescence (mu XRF) scanning, microfacies analysis, grain-size analysis, color analysis, and magnetic-susceptibility measurements, we detect and characterize four different types of event deposits (lacustrine turbidites, tephra-fall layers, runoff cryptotephras, and lahar deposits) and produce a revised eruption record for Villarrica Volcano, which is unprecedented in its continuity and temporal resolution. Glass geochemistry and mineralogy also reveal deposits of eruptions from the more remote Carran-Los Venados volcanic complex, Quetrupillan Volcano, and the Huanquihue Group in the studied lake sediments. Time-series analysis shows 112 eruptions with a volcanic explosivity index (VEI) >= 2 from Villarrica Volcano in the last similar to 600 yr, of which at least 22 also produced lahars. This significantly expands our knowledge of the eruptive frequency of the volcano in this time window, compared to the previously known eruptive history from historical records. The last VEI >= 2 eruption of Villarrica Volcano occurred in 1991. Based on the last similar to 500 yr, for which we have a complete record from both lakes, we estimate the probability of the occurrence of future eruptions from Villarrica Volcano and statistically demonstrate that the probability of a 22 yr repose period (anno 2013) without VEI >= 2 eruptions is <= 1.7%. This new perspective on the recurrence interval of eruptions and historical lahar activity will help improve volcanic hazard assessments for this rapidly expanding tourist region, and it highlights how lake records can be used to significantly improve historical eruption records in areas that were previously uninhabited.last_img read more