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Image source: Getty Images. Karl has shares in Royal Dutch Shell. 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. Karl Loomes | Wednesday, 27th May, 2020 | More on: RDSB Is the Shell share price worth buying? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The income part of my portfolio has been taking a hit this last month or so, there’s no getting around it. While I feel that share price declines because of Covid-19 are for the most part likely to bounce back, income is always less certain. So I was disappointed when at the end of last month Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) said it would be cutting its dividend for the first time since the Second World War.Not a short-term measureThe cut to the dividend of two-thirds came, of course, as oil and energy prices collapsed on the back of coronavirus and overcapacity. If this was the only problem, and I thought the reduced dividend would be short lived, I wouldn’t have too much concern. However Shell has indicated otherwise.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…CEO Ben van Beurden has said that the reduction is in fact part of a “reset” of the company’s dividend policy. Not what we investors wanted to hear. What’s more, Beurden said this was just the early part of a “fundamental shift for Shell over the next 30 years”.One thing I have always liked about Shell as an investment is the company’s adaptability. Specifically, they have been fairly adamant about the need to adapt as the world moves away from oil and fossil fuels and towards renewable energy sources.I am of the opinion that a real, practical shift is a long way off yet, but perhaps we are witnessing the first fundamental shift in policy for an oil major.Oil pricesThat said, crude oil is of course, still Shell’s main business, and that won’t be changing anytime soon. Low oil and gas prices then, are what we really need to consider.Beurden has warned “We do not expect a recovery in oil prices or demand for our products in the medium term”, and the International Energy Agency has said worldwide energy consumption could fall 6% this year.Despite this however, I can’t help but feel there is a slight hint of panic in the air with regards to crude prices. As always, greed and fear drive prices far more than fundamentals, and I think the true weakness in the oil price market triggered a knock-on panic, particularly with paper sales (futures contracts on exchanges rather than physical crude oil itself).OPEC is due to meet at the start of June to consider ways of “stabilising the world oil market” – a phrase that usually hints at production cuts from its members.That said, things are fast becoming too uncertain for me in the oil market, at least in terms of fresh investments. I am certainly holding on to the oil stock I have, but I am curious to see how the next few months pan out before I put any more money in this sector. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Enter Your Email Address 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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At the time of writing, the Argo Blockchain (LSE: ARB) share price is trading at an all-time high. The stock is up more than 500% year-to-date, and more than 5,100% over the last 12 months. Some analysts predict that this could be just the start of an extended run higher for the stock. With that in mind, I’m wondering if it should buy the shares today, based on the company’s long-term potential. 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…Argo Blockchain share price outlookArgo Blockchain has become somewhat of a proxy for the Bitcoin price in recent months. The group mines and owns cryptocurrency, which means its profits and sales track the price of the commodity produced just like any traditional mining business. And as the value of Bitcoin has surged, so has the Argo Blockchain share price. This could continue if the cryptocurrency’s biggest bulls are proven correct. Some analysts have speculated that the price of Bitcoin could hit $500,000 in the long run. If this sort of growth materialises, shares in Argo could rise substantially from current levels. However, that’s a big IF. As Bitcoin is only worth as much as other investors are willing to pay for it, it’s impossible to tell what the future holds for the cryptocurrency. We can only go on what we know today. What we do know is that Argo Blockchain has tens of millions of dollars worth of Bitcoin on its balance sheet, and it’s ramping up mining activity. What we know According to its latest trading update, Argo has mined 129 Bitcoin, or Bitcoin Equivalent (BTC), generating revenues of $6.8m in the process for the year so far. It also owns 599 BTC.This could be worth as much as $32m, although the company didn’t break down the split between Bitcoin and Bitcoin Equivalent, making it difficult to calculate an exact value. These figures imply the corporation can generate around $84m, although this is only an estimate. If it can reach $100m a year in revenues, the company, which currently has a market capitalisation of £1bn ($1.4bn), doesn’t look cheap. But it doesn’t look expensive either. There’s no guarantee the firm will be able to hit this revenue target. These figures suggest the Argo Blockchain share price is changing hands at around 14 times sales. The entire US technology sector is changing hands at six times sales. This suggests Argo looks expensive, but the valuation doesn’t consider potential growth, as I mentioned above. The bottom line Overall, at the time of writing, the Argo Blockchain share price looks expensive. That’s based on what we know already. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to predict the future.The business faces a host of other risks as well. Mining cryptocurrency is highly competitive and energy-intensive. These challenges may push up costs for the group, which would hit profits. Management is also spending a lot on growth at the moment. This may also weigh on profitability in the long term. As such, I don’t know if the company will be able to grow into its valuation. If the Bitcoin price continues to rise, the stock may be cheap today. If it falls, the stock will likely decline in value. Considering this level of uncertainty, I wouldn’t buy the stock for my portfolio today. The Argo Blockchain share price: is it too late for me to buy the stock? Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Bath, NC Rector Collierville, TN Submit an Event Listing Africa, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Martinsville, VA Archbishop of Canterbury, Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Smithfield, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has used his position as a member of the House of Lords – the upper house of Britain’s Parliament – to ask the British government how they are responding to “the escalating violence and suppression of peaceful protests across the Democratic Republic of the Congo.” Addressing government minister the Earl of Courtown on March 6, Welby said he had spoken that morning to Archbishop Zacharie Masimango Katanda, primate of the Province de L’Eglise Anglicane Du Congo (the Anglican Church of Congo) about the “prevailing anarchy across the country which the central government in Kinshasa seem unable to control.” He said that the ongoing war had created “two million refugees who are now living in conditions of immeasurable suffering and four million casualties over the past 20 years.”Read the entire article here. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Tags In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Faith & Politics Posted Mar 7, 2018 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Press Release Service TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Belleville, IL Anglican Communion, The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Submit a Press Release Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Jobs & Calls Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby presses British government on violence in DRC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel
Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers The Manager of the City of Derry Airport has welcomed news that a new route to Lanzarote from the City of Derry Airport has been included in Falcon Holidays summer sun schedule for 2013.Damien Tierney says the addition of Lanzarote as a sun destination for passengers in the North West was a significant boost for the airport and region.The airport is currently working to increase air links between the City of Derry Airport and other destinations during 2013 when Derry will be the UK City of Culture.Mr Tierney says this latest route addition is step in that direction:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/damopm.mp3[/podcast] RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Pinterest News Facebook WhatsApp Twitter By News Highland – August 9, 2012 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Previous articleBird watching facility in Derry destroyed in arson attackNext articleGAA – Bradley Named Player of The Month For July News Highland Twitter Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Google+ WhatsApp New Lanzarote route for City of Derry Airport in Summer 2013 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry
WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Dallat says resolution of Coleraine DVA job fears would help peace process Facebook Google+ Pinterest Pinterest John DallatAs the Haas talks continue, East Derry MLA John Dallat says the British goverrnment could make a major contribution to the process by confirming that the 300 DVA jobs in Coleraine will be maintained.Mr Dallat says at a meeting in Westminister at the end of last week, Transport Minister Robert Goodwill told an SDLP delegation it will be the new year before any decision is announced, meaning staff will spend the Christmas period worried that their jobs may be transferred to Swansea.John Dallat says Mr Goodwill is in no doubt about the feelings of people locally, and he should move to resolve the situation quickly…………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/dallraw.mp3[/podcast] Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Previous articleMore power and phone outages on the cards as winds pick up againNext articleUpdate – Garda appeal following attempted robbery in Kerrykeel News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – December 23, 2013 Google+ News Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic
News UpdatesPlea In Gujarat HC Against Conducting Of Physical Examinations/ Admission Process By Various Universities During Covid-19 [Read Petition] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 Jun 2020 10:13 PMShare This – xA PIL has been filed before the Gujarat High Court, challenging the action of various Universities conducting physical examination and admission process in the present situation of Covid-19. “Adverse, arbitrary and unlawful decisions by authorities have put the student fraternity in serious dilemma and thereby anxiety and panic which has created a Havoc among student bodies and…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA PIL has been filed before the Gujarat High Court, challenging the action of various Universities conducting physical examination and admission process in the present situation of Covid-19. “Adverse, arbitrary and unlawful decisions by authorities have put the student fraternity in serious dilemma and thereby anxiety and panic which has created a Havoc among student bodies and therefore the same needs to be considered as it not only affecting the students health but also posing a threat on their life and the life of public at large in the given health crisis of COVID-19 as the same can boost the spread of the deadly virus,” the plea states. The petition has been filed by practicing Advocates of the high court, Priyank Pandya and Harsh Patadia, alleging that Universities are planning to conduct examinations in conventional/ physical manner and are therefore acting contrary to the orders of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The Petitioners have pointed out that no clarification on this subject has been given by the UGC since April 29, 2020, and due to such “inaction”, various Universities have issued notifications/ orders/ circulars to conduct examinations in conventional/ physical manner or by alternative methods, based on their interpretation of the UGC Guidelines. It is averred that the MHA guidelines clearly prohibit educational activities, except for Online Learning. However, the same is being overlooked by the UGC, in turn providing an opportunity to the Universities to “misinterpret” the guidelines. The Petitioners have drawn the court’s attention towards MHA guidelines dated May 30, 2020, vis-à-vis ‘Unlock-1’ whereby it has been stipulated that the decision as to re-opening of schools, colleges, educational/ training/ coaching institutes, etc., will be taken in Phase-II in consultation with the States, UTs, educational institutions, parents and other stakeholders, in July 2020. It is further stated that if after such consultation, MHA is of the view that educational institutions need to be re-opened then the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will prepare a SOP for these institutions. “Hence, no such institute can commence any educational activity except online learning before decision is taken by the Ministry of Home Affairs and a SOP is created in this regards by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW),” the plea states. The Petitioners have sought for a direction on the Respondents to take an expeditious decision on how to conduct the Examination and Admission of students in a uniform manner in the present situation, and to formulate an SOP for the institutes. In the interregnum, they have sought for an interim stay order, restricting the Universities from proceeding with examinations/ admission process. The petition has been filed through Advocate Mohammed K. Vohra. Click Here To Download Petition Read Petition Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Anna Lamb ITHACA, N.Y, –– Tompkins County Area Transit (TCAT) is set to begin their winter service schedule starting on Sunday.The new schedule will run for 10 weeks, from Sunday, Nov. 29, through Saturday, Feb. 6.This scheduling is different than in past years –– TCAT typically starts a four-month winter-spring service period in late January. But now, TCAT is shifting their schedule adjustments to accommodate the large Cornell University population, creating a new shortened schedule change set to end when Cornell’s spring semester begins Feb. 8.Here’s all the schedule changes you can expect to see: Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice.Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] More by Anna Lamb Tagged: anna lamb, Bus service, ithaca, TCAT, tompkins county, tompkins county area transit, winter Routes remaining the same are: 11S, 14, 14S and 41.Route 84 and 92 will not run.Rural routes to include 20, 21, 37, 40, 52, 65 and 67 will not serve West Campus at Stewart Ave. @ University Ave. as the majority of students who use those stops will be out of town. These routes will return to previous alignments and serve downtown via Central Campus stops.52 (Caroline/Commons) has also added Sunday service with three outbound starting at Green St. Station at 8:25 a.m.; 12:10 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; and three inbound trips starting from Caroline Turnaround at 8:47 a.m.; 12:50 p.m. and 6:10 p.m.65 ( Danby): Added one a.m. trip leaving from Aurora @ Commons at 7:45 a.m. and returning to Ithaca at 8:03 a.m. from Hillview Terrace Mobile Home Park.With the exception of one additional lunch hour trip, TCAT’s new app-based Tconnect 77 will continue on the same schedule through Feb. 6. There is also one added 11:35 a.m. trip from Shops at Ithaca Mall to reduce midday gap.10 (Commons/Cornell): Service hours between 7:10 a.m. through 7:07 p.m. with frequency reduced to every 20 minutes.11 (Ithaca College/Commons): Frequency reduced to every hour with the first five trips at Longview drop-off only. (Please alert your bus operator if you wish to stop.)13 (Fall Creek): Will resume serving Shops at Ithaca Mall on select morning and afternoon trips.13S (Fall Creek Shopper): Will start later just after noon Mon.-Fri. due to low ridership in the morning. Will start at 10:03 a.m. Sat.-Sun.15 (Southside Shopper): All inbound trips will resume serving Titus Towers.17 ( Fall Creek/Commons): Adjustments reflecting changes to other routes.30 (Shops at Ithaca Mall/ Cornell/ Commons): Frequency reduced to 30-minute Mon.-. Fri. and hourly on weekends.31 (Convenient Care/ Cornell/ Commons): Eliminated one outbound trip from Green St. Station by combining last two trips into one 8:40 p.m. trip. Eliminated inbound 8:07 a.m. trip starting from Convenient Care.32 (Airport/ Cornell/ Commons): Eliminated 7:45 a.m. outbound trip from Green St. Station and eliminated the 9:33 p.m. inbound trip from Ithaca-Tompkins International Airport.36 (Lansing Town Hall): First a.m. and second from last p.m. trip will serve Lansing Fire Station #3, via Ludlowville.43 (Dryden/TC3): Added one additional trip on Saturday and Sunday51 (East Heights/Cornell/Commons): Will serve Maplewood Apts. Sat-Sun.70 (Ithaca Mall/ Cornell/ Commons): Frequency reduced to hourly; but please refer to the 30 for similar service.72 (Airport/Cornell/Commons): Last outbound trip now leaves Green @ Commons at 10:10 p.m.81 (Cornell Campus Service): Will start later in the morning at 6:45 a.m. from A-Lot. Early morning workers should contact Cornell Transportation about relaxed parking rule on campus over the winter. https://fcs.cornell.edu/announcements/2020-11-13/temporary-parking-accommodation-permit-holders. Reduced to 15-minute frequency.82 Cornell Campus/ East Hill Office Bldg.): Frequency reduced to 30 minutes.90 (Commons/Cornell Night Service): Last trip from Green St. Station is 10:03 p.m. Demand drop-off only for A Lot. (Please alert your bus driver.)93 ( Cornell Campus Service): Last trip from Schwartz Performing Arts Center at 10:11 p.m. Route adjusted to serve Tower Rd.All winter 2020-2021 schedules and maps are available for download on TCAT’s website here.Riders or organizations desiring printed schedules can call TCAT at (607) 277-RIDE (7433); email staff at [email protected] or mail a request to TCAT, 737 Willow Ave., Ithaca, NY marked “schedule request.” (Please remember to provide a return mailing address.)As always, TCAT advises riders to check for updates before boarding by using TCAT’s trip planners which can be found here on the home page or TCAT’s Bus Tracker found hereAnd as a reminder, TCAT continues to enforce coronavirus pandemic safety guidelines by requesting riders to wear face coverings. Additionally, TCAT will continue to limit the number of riders to 25 per bus. See TCAT’s COVID frequently asked questions here. Your local health and human services news is made possible with support from:
Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Hospitals will be expected to adjust staffing levels in order to meetwaiting list targets, under new proposals announced by the Department ofHealth’s HR director. Andrew Foster wants individual hospitals to adopt the Government’s blueprintof evaluating staff levels – and how to achieve them – according to the demandsof patient waiting lists. He told delegates this approach would place greater responsibility on NHS HRdirectors and help them gain the respect of their chief executives. “Weneed to replicate it at all levels. This is part of an extremely importantargument around mainstreaming HR,” he said. “You all know one of the biggest priorities chief executives are reallyfocused on is waiting lists, and what we are doing here is not only linking inthe HR numbers but the measures we need to take. It shows how the HR functioncan provide answers to some of the fundamental challenges facing the NHS.”Foster plans to initially incorporate the approach within England’s 28regional health author- ities,then roll it out nationally. He urged health service HR directors to investigate using shared servicecentres to carry out more transactional HR tasks, freeing it to tacklestrategic work and issues including pay reforms and the Working Time Directive.”We come from a historical situation where an under-resourced personnelfunction, which is aware of the real ability of HR, tends to do onlytransactional tasks. This leaves us in a position of perpetual catch up. Theshared services approach takes the transactional aspect out of HR,” saidFoster. More power for HR directorsOn 29 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.