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4 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I reckon could explode in 2021!

first_img See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Don’t miss our special stock presentation.It contains details of a UK-listed company our Motley Fool UK analysts are extremely enthusiastic about.They think it’s offering an incredible opportunity to grow your wealth over the long term – at its current price – regardless of what happens in the wider market.That’s why they’re referring to it as the FTSE’s ‘double agent’.Because they believe it’s working both with the market… And against it.To find out why we think you should add it to your portfolio today… 4 FTSE 100 dividend stocks I reckon could explode in 2021! Most investors buy FTSE 100 dividend stocks expecting a steady return. The large-cap blue-chip stocks aren’t really known for their explosive capital growth.Indeed, they tend to be mature businesses which produce a steady stream of cash that can be returned to investors. Unfortunately, the trade-off here is that these companies don’t tend to achieve much in the way of earnings growth, which can hold back the performance of their shares. 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…However, there are a handful of FTSE 100 dividend stocks I reckon could explode in value in 2021. FTSE 100 dividend stocksWhen it comes to FTSE 100 dividend stocks, two companies stand out in particular as being deeply undervalued at present. These are telecommunications giants Vodafone and BT. Granted, BT is no longer the dividend champion it once was. The company was forced to cut its payout earlier this year. Nevertheless, management is planning to restore the payout in the near term, and I think this could be a significant positive catalyst for the stock. Vodafone has maintained its dividend throughout the crisis. The yield currently stands at around 6.3%. But the company’s stock price doesn’t reflect this level of income. The shares continue to trade close to a multi-year low. The same is true of shares in BT. I think this is unwarranted. These FTSE 100 dividend stocks have fared better than most in the pandemic, as they’ve continued to provide vital services for their customers. I think the market has overlooked this fact, but this could change in 2021 as the recovery begins. And when it does, I reckon shares in Vodafone and BT could explode higher as investors rush to buy back into these two defensive income stocks while they trade at depressed levels. Blue-chip incomeInvestors also seem to have been avoiding shares in GlaxoSmithKline. This company has suffered a drop in sales this year as global vaccination programmes were postponed at the height of the pandemic. The programmes may have been delayed, but they haven’t been eliminated forever. They should resume next year when the world returns to some sort of normality.That suggests to me Glaxo’s earnings and sales could jump next year. And that may lead to a substantial increase in the company’s stock price. In the meantime, shares in the pharmaceutical giant currently support a dividend yield of around 4.5%. HSBC used to be one of the most sought-after FTSE 100 dividend stocks. Unfortunately, the lender was banned from paying dividends to investors by regulators earlier this year. That was the right decision at the time. Regulators have now declared banks can resume dividends in the new year.I reckon HSBC will jump at the chance to make a distribution because management was already pushing for a change in the rules. And when the company resumes payouts, I reckon the stock will jump substantially from current levels, building on a substantial rally that’s taken place over the past few months. City analysts have pencilled in a potential dividend yield of 5.5% for next year. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and HSBC Holdings. 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 Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 19th December, 2020 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. Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’!last_img read more

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Journalist stoned to death in rural Maharashtra State

first_img RSF_en June 13, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist stoned to death in rural Maharashtra State India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media Organisation IndiaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more A journalist was ambushed and stoned by attackers who left him fatally injured in the rural area of Takalghat near Nagpur in Maharashtra state, central India, on 8 June 2006. Aran Narayan Dekate died in hospital two days later.Fellow journalists in Nagpur told Reporters Without Borders that his death was very likely to be linked to articles he wrote in the Marathi-language regional daily Tarun Bharat. He was the second journalist to be killed in India since the start of 2006.Reporters Without Borders called on the Maharashtra state government to carry out a thorough investigation to find those who attacked and killed Narayan Dekate. “When a government promises to guarantee press freedom, there are no famous or unknown journalists. The police and the courts should put the same resources into the inquiry into this case as they would for a well-known journalist in Nagpur.“The death of this correspondent in a rural area dramatically highlights the levels of violence against the press in some regions of India, the organisation said.At least four people ambushed Narayan Dekate as he travelled on a motorbike with a friend on the road between Nagpur and Wardha, hitting him with several stones. He was taken to hospital in Nagpur badly injured and died on 10 June.Local police who have opened an investigation said the journalist had recently written an article in Tarun Bharat, a paper close to the Hindu nationalist movement RSS, about a scam in the world of illegal gaming . He had also apparently provided the police with information which reportedly helped in the arrest of criminals. February 23, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 News Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting to go further News Follow the news on India March 3, 2021 Find out more Arun Narayan Dekate, of the daily Tarun Bharat in rural Takalghat, was ambushed and stoned on 8 June 2006 and died two days later. He had recently written an article exposing a scam in the world of illegal gaming. News IndiaAsia – Pacific last_img read more

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$ 80.74 Billion Growth in Global Athleisure Market During 2020-2024 | Featuring Key Vendors…

first_img TAGS  WhatsApp Previous articleEquity Crowdfunding from Unistellar Gives Space Lovers Rare Access to a Profitable Space BrandNext articleAvalonBay Communities, Inc. Announces 2020 Operating Results and Initial 2021 Financial Outlook Digital AIM Web Support Twitter Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – March 4, 2021 Local News $ 80.74 Billion Growth in Global Athleisure Market During 2020-2024 | Featuring Key Vendors Including adidas AG, American Eagle Outfitters Inc., and Columbia Sportswear Co. | Technaviocenter_img Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 2, 2021– Technavio announces the release of its latest report on the athleisure market. The market is segmented by product (mass athleisure and premium athleisure) and geography (APAC, Europe, MEA, North America, and South America). The report offers an in-depth analysis of recent developments, changes in market regulations, product approvals, product launches, and market behavior across various segments. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210202006041/en/ Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Athleisure Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire) Get a Free Sample Report Delivered Instantly to Know More Athleisure Market: Key FindingsAthleisure market value to grow by USD 80.74 billion at over 4% CAGR during 2020-202492% of market growth to originate from North America during the forecast periodBased on the product, the mass athleisure segment will offer maximum opportunities for vendors during the forecast periodThe athleisure market is expected to have a negative impact due to the spread of COVID-19 Athleisure Market: Growth Drivers The growing prominence of online shopping is one of the prime factors driving the growth of the market. The growing trend of online retailing, especially in developing countries is increasing the sales of athleisure. This is encouraging vendors operating in the market to increase their presence and sales through online retail platforms. This is allowing consumers to compare and collect information about athleisure products offered by various brands through ratings and reviews and make better purchase decisions. In addition, online distribution channels eliminate the costs associated with the operation of physical stores, employment of sales personnel, and physical merchandising of athleisure for vendors. Many such factors are positively influencing the growth of the global athleisure market. “Increasing adoption of fitness initiatives by corporates and the rise and evolution of the athleisure movement will further boost market growth during the forecast period”, says a senior analyst at Technavio. Develop Smart Strategies for Your Business: Get a Free Sample Report Now! Athleisure Market: Major Vendors adidas AG adidas AG operates its business through segments such as Footwear, Apparel, and Hardware. The company offers affordable high-end athleisure wear such as the three-stripe motif and the Speedfactory athleisure collection designed by Stella McCartney. The Sella McCartney collection includes clothing for yoga, running, tennis, athleisure, and more. It also offers the Y-3 brand of athleisure along with other brands. American Eagle Outfitters Inc. American Eagle Outfitters Inc. operates its business through the Unified segment. Key products offered by the company include AERIE PLAY POCKET & CUFF LEGGING and AERIE MOVE PRINTED HIGH WAISTED LEGGING. Columbia Sportswear Co. Columbia Sportswear Co. operates its business through segments such as Apparel, accessories and equipment and Footwear. The company designs, develops, markets, and distributes footwear for men, women, and youth under the Columbia and SOREL brands. Register for a free trial today and gain instant access to 17,000+ market research reports. Technavio’s SUBSCRIPTION platform Related Reports on Consumer Discretionary Include: Global Licensed Sports Merchandise Market – Global licensed sports merchandise market is segmented by product (apparel and footwear, accessories and gifts, toys and games, and others), end-user (men, women, and children), distribution channel (offline and online), and geography (APAC, Europe, MEA, North America, and South America). Click Here to Get an Exclusive Free Sample Report Global High-visibility Clothing Market – Global high-visibility clothing market is segmented by product (durable and disposable) and geography (North America, Europe, APAC, MEA, and South America). Click Here to Get an Exclusive Free Sample Report About Technavio Technavio is a leading global technology research and advisory company. Their research and analysis focuses on emerging market trends and provides actionable insights to help businesses identify market opportunities and develop effective strategies to optimize their market positions. With over 500 specialized analysts, Technavio’s report library consists of more than 17,000 reports and counting, covering 800 technologies, spanning across 50 countries. Their client base consists of enterprises of all sizes, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies. This growing client base relies on Technavio’s comprehensive coverage, extensive research, and actionable market insights to identify opportunities in existing and potential markets and assess their competitive positions within changing market scenarios. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210202006041/en/ CONTACT: Technavio Research Jesse Maida Media & Marketing Executive US: +1 844 364 1100 UK: +44 203 893 3200 Email:[email protected] Website:www.technavio.com/ KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: FASHION RETAIL SOURCE: Technavio Research Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/02/2021 02:35 PM/DISC: 02/02/2021 02:35 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210202006041/en Twitterlast_img read more

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Victor Wooten Is Now Part Of A Progressive Metal Band Called Octavision

first_imgRenowned bassist Victor Wooten has worked in a lot of musical settings, but nobody could have predicted this. Wooten is apparently the bassist for a new project called Octavision, which describes themselves as “progressive rock/metal.”The band, who recently shared a preview of their first track “Three Lives,” features Wooten as part of a five-piece ensemble with keyboardist Steve Weingart, keyboardist Ara Torosyan, drummer Roman Lomtadze and guitarist Hovak Alaverdyan. According to Hovak, the band will release their debut single soon, and follow that up later with a full album.Watch the preview for the band’s first track, “Three Lives,” streaming below.While joining a metal band is certainly unexpected for Wooten, it’s not a total surprise. In his 2006 book The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music, Wooten talks about how becoming more open-minded allowed him to accept a role playing in a bluegrass-influenced band. That group, of course, is Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, and their unique fusion of bluegrass and jazz proved to be one of Wooten’s most well-known roles.As for Octavision, we’re liking what we see from Wooten already. To learn more about the band, we fortunately have a recently-shared note from guitarist Hovak Alaverdyan, who goes in-depth on the band, their origins, and their future plans. Read it below:Hello Everyone,First off, thank you all SO much for the kind words about what you have seen thus far. It’s very exciting for me to see such a positive reaction to just the teaser! I’m humbled and thankful. Secondly, I’d like to briefly introduce myself and the band. My name is Hovak, I am the guitarist, founder and primary composer of Octavision. Octavision is a project bringing together many different influences, elements, and styles of music from around the world. I am also humbled and honored to be part of a band that has some of the best musicians in the world, each brining their own unique individual performance style and virtuosity to the table. With that, I am happy to announce that the music video for our first single, “Three Lives”, will officially be released tomorrow, September 13th, 2016, at 6:00 pm pacific time on YouTube. The song will also be available for purchase tomorrow on CdBaby.com first, and then across all digital distribution channels such as iTunes/Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, for purchase and streaming next week. Stay tuned to this page for more news. And lastly, for those wondering if this is a one-off project or not, I’d like you to know that this is a real project and there are more songs and releases to follow. So thanks again for all the great feedback and kind words and stay tuned for the official release of our first single for now and more music in the future. – HovakWe can’t wait for more from Octavision! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the band’s debut single…last_img read more

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Stunning transformation of beach shack into two new homes

first_imgThe ground floor of Lot 2 features urban polished concrete floors.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa20 hours ago It’s built over three levels.The ground floor has maintained its beach-home heritage with modern flourishes such as streamline stone and timber benchtops. “It’s come up a treat while still maintaining its character,” Mr Glennon said.“For example, the original entry was on the side and there were a heap of breezeway blocks. We knocked it down and kept the breezeway blocks and now they form part of the front fence.” Bricks in other parts of the home were recycled during the redesign and the old laundry window is now the bedroom window. Lots 1 and 2/34 Leyte Ave, Palm Beach are on the market for offers over $999,00 and $1.15 million.TO a passer-by, it was an old brick home surrounded by empty space.To local residential developer Danny Glennon, it was an opportunity.“The original beach home that was on there was the typical yellow brick house that was standard throughout Palm Beach, but we didn’t want to lose the character of that,” said vendor Mr Glennon who bought the property in late 2016 and began work six months later. Lot 1 features a new extension added on to the existing classic house.Instead, Mr Glennon renovated and crafted the old house into the modern day and built a brand new house in the backyard.“We built residential along with a complete renovation, it was a combination of both,” he said.“You see duplexes around but we wanted to create homes rather than units.”Lot 1, which is on the market for offers over $999,000 is the renovated home — a master bedroom and parents’ retreat were added and the interior underwent a complete overhaul. The property features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas. Lot 2 is a brand new build. Both lots are central.“It was designed for multi-generational living. I think children are staying at home more and more these days, so it was the most important design aspect,” he said. “We were passionate about creating something special in and around Palm Beach and Currumbin.”The properties can be purchased and accessed separately and there are two car spaces available for each home. The home is designed for multi-generational living.“Both have high-end finishing and European appliances,” Mr Glennon said.“I’m very proud of how they turned out. One is retro and one has an urban feel.”Mr Glennon and his wife lived in Lot 2 (pictured) for four months while their own home was being renovated.That property, which is listed for $1.15 million, features four bedrooms and three bathrooms over three levels. last_img read more

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Instagram, JED start mental health initiative

first_imgWhitlock discussed her research on social media practices, which was used to help develop the toolkit. She connected with thousands of Instagram users from different countries to understand the typical experience on the platform and how it impacts their mental health.  Social media influencers (second-from-left to right) “Teen Wolf” actor Tyler Posey, former USC volleyball player and mental health activist Victoria Garrick and Instagrammer Iffah Karim talked about their experiences with the app.  (Julia Mazzucco | Daily Trojan) “I wasn’t accepting the fact that I was stressed, and I wasn’t feeling great and I wasn’t happy … I just kept trying to bury it with perfect pictures,” Garrick said.  Instagram chose USC as the site to launch the toolkit to improve mental health resources for students. “We were looking at social comparison and pressure and image, and what better place than to be in the heart of Los Angeles, of a place where that is really prevalent?”  said Carolyn Merrell, Instagram’s public policy manager.  Media influencer Carri Twigg moderated the two panel discussions on the importance of healthy Instagram habits. The first panel featured Merrell, Cornell University researcher Janis Whitlock and JED’s chief medical doctor Victor Schwartz.  Posey said he tries to portray himself realistically on Instagram to promote an authentic image to his nearly 6 million Instagram followers. The “Pressure to be Perfect” event promoted the 35-page booklet, which instructs students on mindful social media practices and cautions the negative impacts of excessive screen time. The toolkit includes tips on how to meaningfully use Instagram and three quizzes to assess one’s personal social media use.  Garrick said during her time at USC, she felt that she needed to cultivate a specific image on Instagram to get more likes and comments. She began Photoshopping herself to reflect common beauty standards, which led her to experience anxiety and body image issues.   “The people who have figured out how to use it in the best way have figured out how to slot Instagram and other social media into the landscape of their life already,” Whitlock said. “It’s not something that they built their life around.”  Merrell said Instagram heard concerns from young people about how the platform affected their self image and decided to pursue a mental health initiative. “On Instagram we see incredible things, we see people connecting with things that they love … but what we also see is that it can be a very complicated place,” Merrell said.  Schwartz emphasized that Instagram can help people connect around the globe, but also cautioned against using the platform as a way to create a disingenuous image. He said that the toolkit helps to solidify that message.  “I love that I have a following, that people listen to me … but I realize that I’m a role model whether I like it or not,” Posey said.  Daily Trojan associate managing editor Natalie Bettendorf spoke at the event. Leaders from Instagram and the Jed Foundation spoke  Wednesday about promoting healthy habits on social media for students through a mental health toolkit the two organizations created.  The second panel featured social media influencers, including “Teen Wolf” actor Tyler Posey, former USC volleyball player and mental health advocate Victoria Garrick and Instagrammer Iffah Karim. The panelists described their personal journeys with Instagram and how to use the platform in a mindful way. last_img read more

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Tipp clubs in Ulster Bank League action

first_imgElsewhere, in the Munster Junior Cup, the game between Clonmel and Bandon has been cancelled.  Meanwhile, Munster have a chance to go top of the Guinness Pro-12 table tonight.Anthony Foley’s side play host to league leaders the Glasgow Warriors in Cork knowing that a bonus-point win would see them overhaul the Warriors at the top of the table.Kick-off is at 7.15pm. Nenagh Ormond travel to Stradbrook to take on Blackrock College. While Cashel are away to Seapoint in Kilbogget Park.Both games kick-off at 2.30pm. last_img