first_imgWhy I think the HSBC share price could finally have bottomed. I’d buy 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. You wouldn’t know which way to go with HSBC Holdings (LSE: HSBA), would you? The HSBC share price is down nearly 50% in 2020, so it’s got to be good value now, hasn’t it? But Lloyds has fallen even further, so maybe there’s worse to come?What about dividends? There’s been a cut this year to help deal with the Covid-19 pressure. So yields of 5% to 6% and better could be history. But if dividends resume strongly in 2021, as analysts predict, we could see a yield approaching 8% on today’s HSBC share price.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…Banks are at the heart of economic development. But the banking crisis showed you can’t trust them. It is international, though, and investing is increasingly global. Ah, but it’s mostly in China and the East Asia, and there’s turmoil there. And we’re in the middle of East-West trade wars.The old saying “May you live in interesting times” comes to mind. It purports to be an Eastern curse. The idea is that the best times to live are the uneventful and uninteresting times, and it’s conflict and upheaval that make times interesting. But troublesome times really can be among the best times to invest in shares.The HSBC share price’s future?I have little doubt that the best UK shares will recover strongly and go on to reward their shareholders for decades to come. The other side of it is that weaker companies might be in longer-term trouble. Those that have imprudently over-stretched and over-borrowed in good times could end up collapsing altogether.How do we tell the good from the bad? Where does the future lie for the HSBC share price? The key measure is surely liquidity. As it happens, we have a useful check in the form of the Bank of England’s annual stress test. For the last one, in 2019, the stress scenario now seems eerily appropriate.In HSBC’s own words: “The Bank of England’s 2019 test scenario for the domestic UK economy is broadly similar to the 2018 exercise, however the global recession scenario is very slightly more severe than in 2018. The scenario models a hypothetical synchronised global downturn with growth in Hong Kong, China and other emerging market economies in which HSBC operates being particularly adversely affected.“Liquidity at HSBCUnder that test, HSBC’s common equity tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio would drop to 8.9%, which is above the hurdle rate of 7.7%. There are other measures too, but essentially the result showed what the bank described as “HSBC’s continued capital strength under this severe downside scenario“.Under those conditions, I’d expect the HSBC share price to crash. And we can only guess what the now-cancelled 2020 stress tests would need to simulate compared to what’s actually happened.But at 10 October, HSBC reported a 30 June CET1 ratio of 15%, improving partly due to the cancellation of the 2019 final dividend. The bank released a whole host of figures, essentially showing there really isn’t a liquidity problem.I turn back to HSBC being a major global player in an essential sector. I can see it going from strength to strength when we get back to less interesting times, with little liquidity risk in the meantime. Has the HSBC share price really bottomed? I think the chances are high. Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 20th October, 2020 | More on: HSBA Alan Oscroft owns shares of Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings and Lloyds Banking Group. 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first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Protestors gather in Glenties ahead of Enda Kenny visit Facebook By News Highland – July 24, 2015 A group of anti-water charge protesters have gathered in Glenties this evening ahead of An Taoiseach’s appearance at the MacGill Summer School.Barriers have been erected to keep protesters a distance from Enda Kenny as he arrives.There is a significant garda presence.Protesters have roared “shame on you Dinny” as Donegal Fine Gael Deputy Dinny McGinley as he arrived at The Highlands Hotel. WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleTwo men arrested after €2 million worth of cannabis seized in BallyshannonNext articleEnda Kenny agrees to meet families of those killed in the Omagh bomb News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Extends The Operation of Subsisting Interim Orders Till Oct 31 In Light of Continuing Pandemic Karan Tripathi23 Aug 2020 10:34 PMShare This – xIn light of the continuing pandemic in Delhi, the Delhi High Court has extended the operation of all the subsisting interim orders till October 31. While taking the suo moto cognizance of the issues, the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel, Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Talwant Singh have ordered that all such interim orders shall stand automatically extended…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?LoginIn light of the continuing pandemic in Delhi, the Delhi High Court has extended the operation of all the subsisting interim orders till October 31. While taking the suo moto cognizance of the issues, the Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel, Justice Siddharth Mridul and Justice Talwant Singh have ordered that all such interim orders shall stand automatically extended till 31/10/20 or until further orders, except where any orders to the contrary have been passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in any particular matter, during the intervening period. Taking the suo moto cognizance while exercising its extraordinary jurisdiction under Articles 226 and 227 of the Constitution, the court has passed the said direction for the interim orders passed by itself as well as by the subordinate courts. ‘Needless to clarify that in case, the aforesaid extension of interim order causes any hardship of an extreme nature to a party to such proceeding, they would be at liberty to seek appropriate relief, as may be advised’, the Bench noted. The court further noted that there’s a need to address the issue of the released prisoners returning to prison as possible carriers of the virus. The court said: ‘The idea is to ensure that the released prisoners do not return to prison as asymptomatic patients of COVID19, especially when the prisons are overcrowded.’ The court has also directed for the said order to be uploaded on the website of this Court and be conveyed to all the Standing Counsel, UOI, GNCTD, DDA, Civic Authorities, Delhi High Court Bar Association, all the other Bar Associations of Delhi, as well as to all District Courts subordinate to this court. Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

first_imgBy Dialogo January 24, 2012 A total of 1,765 kg of high-quality marijuana belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) was seized at a brickmaking firm in the department of Valle del Cauca, the country’s National Police announced on January 22. The drugs “belong to the FARC guerrilla group” and are worth US$ 1.9 million, the agency specified in a statement. An unidentified person alerted the police to the presence of the drugs at a factory in the municipality of Candelaria (Valle del Cauca). The marijuana had been hidden in the bricks and covered with vaseline and coffee to disguise its odor, the police explained. The shipment is believed to have been in transit to the Atlantic coast for transportation to Central America, the authorities pointed out. In 2011, the Colombian police seized around 290 tons of marijuana.last_img read more

first_imgOne day after Tyler Ennis shocked the nation with a buzzer-beating heave to save Syracuse’s undefeated season, The Daily Orange spoke with Tony McIntyre, his father and former AAU coach at CIA Bounce.The Daily Orange: Let’s get right into it. Where did you watch Tyler’s buzzer-beater against Pittsburgh, and can you walk me through what the reaction was like?Tony McIntyre: We watched it with a bunch of our coaches from the program and some family and friends in our basement. He hit the shot and we all jumped around like little kids.The D.O.: What else do you remember from the play?T.M.: The family was there and then we had three coaches there from our program. One of the coaches used to coach Tyler as a younger kid, and then one of the guys who I run the program with now was there. We were all just sitting around watching, and analyzing the game like we always do, talking about what we would do and wouldn’t do. We were actually shocked that Pitt took the timeout. As soon as they took the timeout, I thought, ‘We’re going to at least get a good shot off.’ So once the shot went up, it was almost like quiet for a sec and then everyone just started jumping around. You felt like you were kind of at the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe D.O.: Has Tyler ever made a shot like that, that you can remember, at any level?T.M.: He’s hit shots, but in terms of what it meant, the undefeated season, on the road and being down, I think that’s probably one of his bigger shots. But he’s hit some good shots. Last year at ESPN Rise, he hit a big 3 to take the lead, and then Jalyn Patterson of Montverde hit a buzzer-beater about two seconds later to win it. So he’s been pretty good with us and all his teams, hitting big shots through high school.The D.O.: Did you get a chance to talk to him after the game at all?T.M.: Yeah, I actually called him, I think he had just finished his ESPN interview. I pretended like I didn’t watch the game. I just said, ‘Hey, did you guys win?’ He was like, ‘Oh, shut up. Don’t tell me you missed that?’ It was actually funny. I just ask how it felt and he said, ‘As soon as I let it go, I knew it was good.’The D.O.: Have you ever seen him look that happy on the court or have that big of a reaction after a play?T.M.: Nah. I think that’s probably one of the better ones I’ve seen, to be honest. I’ve seen him give you a little smile or fist pump once in a while when a teammate does something good, but I think that one was more toward the crowd. He loves being in situations where the crowd is into it. You’re playing on the road and I think that was more one where the crowd was getting at him, so it was kind of the payback. ‘You got me the whole game, so let me get back at you.’The D.O.: So he’s now beaten Pitt twice this season almost single-handedly. Do you know if he has any kind of relationship there?T.M.: For him, two of his teammates play for Pitt. Mike Young from St. Benedict’s last year and then Jamel Artis. Nos. 1 and 2 on Pitt, he both played with at St. Benedict’s. So I think there’s a little rivalry there in terms of like my school, your school. That kind of stuff. A friendly rivalry.The D.O.: It seems that he gets better with every game. Even Jim Boeheim seems surprised with his growth. Has Tyler done anything this year that’s surprised you?T.M.: Not really. I didn’t think early on he shot the ball as well as he could. I think a lot of people say he’s got to work on his shot, but I think he shoots it a lot better. He just doesn’t shoot it enough. But I think he does what he has to get his teammates the ball and keep the offense moving. He shoots it when he’s open and shoots it when he has to make it, but one of the things that he and I talk about are getting into the (Carrier) Dome to shoot in the Dome because it’s obviously different shooting there than at the Melo Center.The D.O.: With all that Tyler’s done, he’s rising on all these NBA Draft boards. Have you guys talked at all about that? Where do you stand in making that decision?T.M.: We haven’t really talked about it at all, to be honest. It’s probably every kid that plays college basketball’s dream to play in the NBA, but if everything’s right, all the stars align and they win the national championship, that’s something that we’d definitely talk about later. But right now, we want to win. He wants to win and he doesn’t even want to think about it to be honest.The D.O.: So does anything distract him?T.M.: Not really. It sounds so stupid because there’s got to be something, but there just really isn’t. He’s having fun, he’s really comfortable, he likes his teammates, he likes his coaching staff and he feels like that’s his family and he’s home. He’s just enjoying his college life right now. That’s actually one of the things. That kid makes sure he does his schoolwork. He graduated St. Benedict’s with a 4.0. He wants to make sure he gets good marks at Syracuse. I think he had a quiz first period today, and he was there.The D.O.: Is there anything else that you remember from last night, or talking to him about the shot at all?T.M.: Today he was kind of shocked that he got a phone call from Joe Biden, the vice president. He was kind of shocked by that. He sent me a text, like ‘Hey, can you believe I just got a phone call from the vice president?’ He was in shock a little bit. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 14, 2014 at 12:48 am Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1last_img read more

first_imgMASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors today approved pay raises for the next fiscal year for all of the county’s elected officials except for themselves.The county’s Compensation Board back on December 10th recommended two-and-three-quarter percent increases in the salaries of the county’s attorney, auditor, recorder, sheriff and treasurer, as well as the three county supervisors for the county’s fiscal year that starts on July 1st. The supervisors approved those recommendations today, but decided to freeze their pay at $52,460.Second district supervisor Casey Callanan says the board’s current members have made that same decision since 2017. “Just as a side note, I know this is the third consecutive year with no wage adjustment for the Board of Supervisors.”First district supervisor Tim Latham says his vote is based on a campaign promise when he ran for office in 2016. “Based on what I told voters when I ran for election that I would not be asking for any pay raises during that time in office.”Third district supervisor Chris Watts was in agreement with his colleagues. “It’s not about politics, it’s about promises we made to our constituents on holding our salaries for this term, and we have.”By law, the supervisors are not allowed to approve anything higher than the board’s recommendation, but they can freeze or cut their own pay.== Sheriff Kevin Pals will see his salary increase to $106,113== County Attorney Carlyle Dalen’s pay goes up to $126,767== County Treasurer Patricia Wright, County Recorder Colleen Pearce, and County Auditor Adam Wedmore will each see their salary increase to $78, 115.last_img read more

first_imgThe injured Charlie Austin scored the last time QPR met BoltonKick-off: 3pm, Saturday 3 October 2015Referee: Darren Drysdale (Lincolnshire)Match in a nutshell: After four games without a win, QPR hope to respond against struggling Bolton.Injuries and suspensionsQPRRuled out: Charlie Austin (hamstring), Jamie Mackie (hamstring),  Armand Traore (calf), Junior Hoilett (hip).Fitness tests: Sandro (match fitness).BOLTON WANDERERSRuled out: Darren Pratley (ankle), Zach Clough (shoulder).Fitness tests: Emile Heskey (hamstring), Gary Madine (foot), Dean Moxey (toe). Possible line-upsQPR: Green; Perch, Onuoha, Angella, Konchesky; Henry, Faurlin; Phillips, Fer, Chery; Emmanuel-Thomas. Subs from: Smithies, Hall, Hill, Doughty, Sandro, Gladwin, Tozser, Luongo, Polter, Grego-Cox.Bolton: Amos; Pisano, Wheater, Gouano, Moxey; Spearing, Danns; Feeney, Clayton, Wellington Silva; Madine. Subs from: Rachubka, Wilson, Osede, Dervite, Casado, Finney, Vela, Davies, Trotter, Walker, Woolery, Heskey, Dobbie. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesQPR total: L D D L W (5 points)Home: D L W D W (8 points)Bolton Wanderers total: D L D W D (6 points)Away: L D L L L (1 point)Top scorers – all competitionsQPR: Austin 7; Chery 3; Emmanuel-Thomas 2, Onuoha 2, Phillips 2; Hill 1, Polter 1.Bolton Wanderers: Feeney 2; Clough 1, Danns 1, Dobbie 1, Madine 1.Last five meetings28 January 2014: QPR 2 Bolton 124 August 2013: Bolton 0 QPR 110 March 2012: Bolton 2 QPR 113 August 2011: QPR 0 Bolton 42 February 2001: QPR 1 Bolton 1QPR 2 wins, Bolton 2 wins, 1 drawSee also:QPR fans on Twitter react to Chery apologyIs Ramsey the right man for the job? It depends what the job isPolter passed fit to return to QPR squadFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgSETI researchers must be getting bored sitting around waiting for a message.  To bide the time, some have come up with a game called “Active SETI” – sending our messages to the aliens.  It’s not that this game hasn’t been played before.  The Pioneer and Voyager spacecraft each carried messages from earthlings, and the Arecibo radio telescope beamed a signal in 1974 to a star cluster.  Besides, our TV programs, since long before Lost in Space, have leaked into interstellar space at the speed of light, at least until cable TV came along.    Nature discussed Active SETI seriously this week.1  The opening paragraph underscored the split between SETI researchers and normal people: “One of the strengths of the community involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence – known as SETI – is its imaginative capacity to take seriously things that most people dismiss out of hand.”  But their sympathies were not with the normal folk, but with the SETI researchers – even if some admonishment was in order.  Though not opposed to sending messages, the editors regarded the risks as serious enough to warrant a meeting of the minds: “It is not obvious that all extraterrestrial civilizations will be benign, or that contact with even a benign one would not have serious repercussions.”  (Think Darth Vader.)    Next day, Science Magazine included a short news bit about Active SETI in its Random Samples weekly feature.2  If the Editors of Nature are worried about the risks, it’s too late.  A French broadcasting company has already spilled the radio beams.  On Sept. 30, the French Center for National Space Studies beamed up a TV program intended for our ET friends (assuming that they are friends, who only want to serve man).  ARTE, a French-German TV station, produced the show Cosmic Connexion and encouraged viewers to send their own messages along for the ride.  If it’s any consolation to the editors of Nature, the targeted sun-like star could not receive the show till 2051, and then there is the return trip to factor in if any terrorists at the star Errai will be tuning in.    If some 1970-era taxpayers were offended at Carl Sagan’s Pioneer plaque, which depicted, in etched outlines on a gold-anodized aluminum plate, a naked man and women gesturing peace, well, we’ve come a long way, maybe.  In order to appeal to modern alien tastes (as well as those of neo-Euro onlookers of the Year 2006), the show produced by Cargo Films brought the ambassadors to life as show hosts – dressed only in white paint.  Presumably the communication needed to include body language.  “The Pioneer couple already went into the cosmos,” a co-director rationalized, “so they seemed like the best to send again.”  If no one lives at Errai, though, our ambassadors will have been all dressed up with nowhere to go.1Editorial, “Ambassador for Earth: Is it time for SETI to reach out to the stars?”, Nature 443, 606(12 October 2006) | doi:10.1038/443606a.2Random Samples, “Galactic Broadcasting,” Science, Volume 314, Number 5797, Issue of 13 October 2006.The secularists never hesitate to ridicule, mercilessly, any Christian or creationist who shows the slightest hint of beliefs they consider foolish.  No comment.Except, begging your pardon, that there was once a certain Emperor in similar attire (01/31/2003).(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgSpeculations about the BJP-JD(U) alliance in Bihar suffering yet another split were put to rest on Thursday with Union Home Minister Amit Shah stating that the NDA will contest the assembly polls next year under the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Leaders of the JD(U), headed by Mr. Kumar, erupted in joy as snippets of an interview given to a news channel by Mr. Shah were beamed, capping weeks of bad blood between the two parties.“The gathbandhan (coalition) is atal (unshakeable). The NDA will contest assembly polls under the leadership of Nitish Kumar in Bihar. Nationally, it is Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will continue to lead the coalition,” Mr. Shah was shown as having said in the interview, to be telecast later in the day.“An-ban (bickering) is a sign of a healthy coalition. But matbhed (difference of opinion) does not necessarily mean there is manbhed (mental rift),” Mr. Shah added. The statement may also came as a disappointment to the opposition Grand Alliance which had been expecting a break-up among the alliance partners in view of the fact that Mr. Kumar has served as the chief minister for three consecutive terms and the BJP — under the aggressive leadership of Mr. Modi and Mr. Shah — is planning to expand its footprints in Bihar.JD(U) national general secretary and state minister Shyam Rajak came out with a flurry of tweets thanking Mr. Shah.“I wish to thank the top leadership of BJP @AmitShah1 @narendramodi for having dispelled many doubts by speaking about fighting the next assembly polls under the leadership of @NitishKumar. It is a slap on the face of the opposition which was enjoying (the recent bickering),” he said.“Those wishing the disintegration of JD(U)-BJP alliance will disintegrate themselves since we have forged the coalition on an idea — that is to uplift 12 crore people of Bihar to which we have been devoted,” Mr. Rajak added. Disgruntled JD(U) leader Ajay Alok, who had, of late, become critical of his own party on a number of issues, also appeared sobered down as he tweeted, “Amit Shah’s statement would make the NDA rock solid and disappoint those who had other expectations. Only Nitish Kumar has the capability to further strengthen the NDA. Jai Bihar!” Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan, whose LJP is a junior partner in the Bihar NDA, seemed to have heaved a sigh of relief as he remarked in Samastipur — where he is canvassing for his nephew Prince Raj before the by-election — “We always said there is no confusion over leadership in the NDA.”“Please go and ask the opposition what they have to say about this since all their hopes have hinged on the possibility of our disunity.” The NDA had made a clean sweep in Bihar in the Lok Sabha polls earlier this year, winning 39 out of 40 seats. The BJP and the LJP won 17 and six seats respectively, while the JD(U) succeeded in bagging 16 out of 17 that it had fought. Among the opposition parties, only the Congress managed to win a seat while Lalu Prasad’s RJD — which has ruled the state for over a decade and still has the highest number of MLAs — drew a blank. Shortly after the NDA’s spectacular victory in the polls, the opposition sensed an opportunity when Mr. Kumar decided against having a party representative in the Union cabinet. Add to that, JD(U)’s opposition to the Narendra Modi government’s ambitious legislations like the triple talaq bill and the one on reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir further fueled speculations of the party’s growing unease with the BJP’s ideological hard line. RJD national vice-president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh had held out an olive branch to the JD(U) chief after the elections, urging him to return to the anti-BJP front which lacked a credible leadership.Mr. Singh has, however, been snubbed on this account by Lalu Prasad’s younger son and heir apparent Tejashwi Yadav, leaving the veteran leader sore. He said that he expects the 29-year-old to “realize the significance of what I am saying in six months”.Recently, outbursts of Union minister Giriraj Singh — known to share cold vibes with the Bihar Chief Minister over water-logging in Patna had also triggered a war of words between state-level leaders of the BJP and the JD(U).Mr. Kumar had, however, made it clear in one of his speeches “there is nothing amiss in the coalition and those trying to create mischief will be in trouble”.last_img read more

first_imgThe Australian Sports Awards were a night of glitz and glamour, with representatives from the Australian Mens 30’s Touch side holding down a table at the Sydney event last night…if you were up late enough watching the SBS broadcast you would have even seen Tony El Takchi’s television interview in the introduction.Nominated in the Masters Team of the Year Award, the side rubbed shoulders with other award nominees, including Grant Hackett, Liesel Jones, the Sydney Swans and more.Unfortunately for the side, they were beaten for the award by the Australian Mens 55’s athletics relay team, although the recognition of making the final three for the award is still something special.Keep an eye on the website for a full report of the evening from the team, coming soon.last_img read more