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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Grab your free report – while it’s online. Enter Your Email Address 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. Image source: Getty Images. Andy Ross owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Softcat. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Tech stocks are having a turbulent time as many valuations shot up during 2020. The risk of inflation now makes highly valued shares prime targets for investors to sell. But even with such risks approaching, I think many UK tech stocks are innovative and well placed to grow strongly long term. Indeed, the prospect of a sell-off may make some of these the best shares to buy now, in my view. Plenty of room for future growthIT reseller Softcat (LSE: SCT) is more a tech-enabled company than a tech innovator. Nonetheless, despite not owning any technology, it’s done very well in recent years and has an entrepreneurial and focused management team.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…First-half results supported the bull case for the share price. Its half-year results for the period ended 31 January were very good.Gross profit and operating profit were up 20.4% and 41% respectively. The company also lifted its interim dividend by 18.5%, which is a significant uplift.In its last annual report, Softcat said that it still only had market share of around 3%. The highly fragmented IT reseller market within the UK, alongside increased digital transformation, present a huge growth opportunity for Softcat.The use of data in organisations to improve business development, the need for strong cyber security and working from home are all trends that should support financial growth at the firm. For me, this all adds up to make Softcat one of the best shares to buy now. Another of the best shares to buy nowGB Group (LSE: GBG) is an innovative tech group owning its own software. What it does is help banks, online retailers and companies in other industries know their customer and avoid fraud. It’s best known for identity verification.The rise of e-commerce, as well as online banking, are two trends that I think are likely to keep boosting the shares. I see investing in the group as a way of tapping in to the increased digitalisation in our lives. GB Group also has solid fundamentals, and it’s profitable with high margins.What are the risks?As with any tech share, there’s a risk a competitor comes along and provides better software, which could have a massive impact. As margins are high in software, competition is intense. There’s also a valuation risk with GB Group. Earnings growth at the technology company has been modest, yet it trades at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of around 42. However, this is broadly in line with other UK tech shares and around the same level at which the ratio has been for a while. Finally, GB Group could be hit by a wider tech sell-off. Fears of inflation and the strong rise in tech stock prices in 2020 both mean investors could sell out and invest their money in so-called value shares instead.While there clearly are risks with both Softcat and GB Group, I’m focused on the opportunities. Both have huge markets, lots of customers, strong finances and are established companies. That makes them among the best stocks to buy now, in my opinion and I’ll consider adding them to my own portfolio. See all posts by Andy Ross
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903096/house-for-a-horse-breeder-diego-baraona Clipboard ArchDaily Photographs: Erieta AttaliSave this picture!© Erieta AttaliText description provided by the architects. What the project was looking for was to develop an artifact in which the raising of the horses and the recognition of the landscape would be coherent.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliBasically it is a house for a horse breeder, not a stable. For this the established program responds in a different and less practical way than a common stall. For this it was necessary to fraction the classic program and reinterpret it by adding new programs, scales and circulations.Save this picture!AxonometricAll the circulations, routes, drinking areas, etc., seek to be further away from each other so that there is a walk in the daily function of breeding and thus this functional routine becomes an aesthetic exercise. The design does not divide the functions but it connects them, and it is in how this connection is achieved that this new function is recognized. The circulations, which might seem errant, are not, are designed in such a way to achieve this aesthetic deployment, and thus function and plasticity dialogue achieving an interconnection.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliSave this picture!© Erieta AttaliThe project was design in two scales, the human and the horse, which are changing in height and materiality and that cohere to be always part of a unity. A work of transitional scales is then developed in which three types appear, human, horse, and an intermediate scale. This interconnection allows the project to be developed in such a way that the user is understood not only as the animal but as both actors; therefore, the project can only be understood if both actors inhabit it.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliSave this picture!Detail 01Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliThe design is not just a formal development, it goes beyond, seeks to relate the function with habitability to achieve a specific experience, which is determined by materiality. The materiality determines the atmosphere.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliSave this picture!© Erieta AttaliSave this picture!© Erieta AttaliSave this picture!© Erieta AttaliIn the case of this project, the materiality chosen has a lot to do with the area in which it is located, the light and the program seeks to host, so the decisions taken for its implementation are closely linked to the new functionality. From the almost absolute transparencies of the nets to the fractional light through the wickers, it is sought that the inhabiting within the spaces is conditioned by these, so that in this way the daily function within the building is almost scenographic.Save this picture!© Erieta AttaliProject gallerySee allShow lessWXY Proposes Vertical Manufacturing Buildings in New Brooklyn Navy Yard MasterplanArchitecture NewsLife on the Moon, According to 8 Architects and ArtistsArchitecture News Share Projects House for a Horse Breeder / Diego Baraona Chile 2017 Area: 905 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Diego Baraona Area Area of this architecture project CopyBarn, Houses•Chile Photographs “COPY” “COPY” Save this picture!© Erieta Attali+ 22Curated by Danae Santibañez Share Year: Barn House for a Horse Breeder / Diego BaraonaSave this projectSaveHouse for a Horse Breeder / Diego Baraona ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903096/house-for-a-horse-breeder-diego-baraona Clipboard CopyAbout this officeDiego BaraonaOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsIndustrial ArchitectureBarnResidential ArchitectureHousesChilePublished on October 02, 2018Cite: “House for a Horse Breeder / Diego Baraona” [Casa para un criador de caballos / Diego Baraona] 02 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
WDM calls for alternative Band Aid lyrics Does it matter that the words are wrong and misleading if the single can still achieve so much good work by selling in its millions? WDM argue that it does: “the lyrics are important and will be heard in every home and shop in Britain over the next couple of months” argues the organisation.WDM say that they don’t want to discourage people from buying the new version of the song, but they are encouraging people to come up with alternative and more realistic lyrics. They are hoping for “lyrics that inspire people to take powerful action and lyrics that explain the real reasons why Africa remains poor.”You can submit your improved lyrics at WDM’s Web site, or read some of those already offered. The new version of Band Aid’s ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ might be doing fine work by generating income for the Band Aid Trust, but the World Development Movement (WDM) has condemned its lyrics for “promoting a negative and inaccurate picture of Africa and its problems.”WDM certainly have a point. The lyrics of the Band Aid single were naff in 1984, and there has been no attempt to correct or update them with the new version. “There’s a world outside your window, And it’s a world of dread and fear, Where the only water flowing is the bitter sting of tears” together with “Where nothing ever grows”, “No rain nor river flows” and “(Here’s to them) underneath that burning sun” certainly give a misleading view of Africa and the reasons for poverty and food shortages. Advertisement 68 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 6 December 2004 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
Student body officer candidates talk campus issues in first-ever live debate Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ Twitter Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ Lauren Cottrellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lauren-cottrell/ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Marissa Stacy TCU News Now 4/14/2021 Marissa Stacy is a journalism major from Indianapolis, Indiana. Marissa enjoys traveling to new places, spending time with friends and finding great places to eat around Fort Worth. Linkedin TCU News Now 4/14/2021 Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ Delay of game: MLB players living in limbo during pandemic Honeycutt claims strong support, wins SGA top spot Facebook Marissa Stacyhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/marissa-stacy/ ReddIt TCU News Now 4/28/2021 TCU News Now 2/10/2021 News NowTCU News NowTCU News Now 3/3/2021By Marissa Stacy and Lauren Cottrell – March 3, 2021 610 Lauren Cottrellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lauren-cottrell/ + posts COVID-19 vaccination site at TCU opens for second weekend Lauren Cottrell Linkedin TCU campus reopens Saturday, classes to resume Monday Lauren Cottrellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lauren-cottrell/ Lauren Cottrellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/lauren-cottrell/ ReddIt Twitter Team of higher education marketing reveals TCU’s core traits Lauren Cottrell is a sophomore sports journalism major and Spanish minor from Frisco, Texas. While at TCU, Lauren has been involved in Student Foundation as a Carter Host, Zeta Tau Alpha as Historian, and works with the football team interviewing recruits on official visits and gamedays. Previous articleTCU student has running water turned back on after nearly two weeks without itNext articleEpisode 248 – THIS. IS. MARCH. Marissa Stacy and Lauren Cottrell print Facebook TCU News Now 4/21/2021 + posts
News Donegal Down Syndrome Association hopefull Dail will pass Bill Twitter Facebook WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Down Syndrome Ireland says there’s been considerable cross party support for a new bill due before the dail later today.Independent TD Finian McGrath will present “The Down Syndrome Equality of Access Bill 2013” which is expected to proceed to committee stage without a vote.The bill will add Down syndrome to the list of disabilities for which individual resource teaching is automatically provided.Gina Grant of the Donegal Down Syndrome Association says it is unlikely the Bill will be passed and in effect in time for this year:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/ginar1pmBILL.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Google+ Pinterest Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Previous article15 teens hospitalised after dance gig in BelfastNext articleDonegal family take their ‘lost at sea’ scheme case to the EU Parliament News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week WhatsApp By News Highland – February 7, 2014 Pinterest Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey
Pinterest Man who raped grandaughters fails in appeal against his 15 year sentence By News Highland – November 7, 2011 Facebook An 88 year old Donegal man, who used viagra on occasion to rape his five granddaughters has failed in an appeal against the severity of his 15-year sentence.The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had pleaded guilty to 45 sample counts of rape, indecent assault, sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault at various locations in the community where he lived between July 1993 and September 2009.He was sentenced to 15 years, with three years suspended, last November.Today at the Court of Criminal Appeal his lawyers argued that the 15-year sentence was too severe given his age and poor heath.But Ms Justice Fidelma Macken found that the sentence imposed and the suspended element of that sentence was “wholly acceptable” and refused his appeal. Google+ Pinterest Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Previous articleCouncillors back businesses over Port Road concernsNext articleCllr Larkin doesn’t believe safety barrier will be erected between roundabouts News Highland Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Newsx Adverts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
David Roark/DisneyBy GMA TEAM, ABC News(BAY LAKE, Fla.) — Meet the new baby female Masai giraffe born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom in Florida.Weighing in at 156 pounds and a little over 6 feet tall, the baby girl is healthy and “feisty,” according to the animal care team at the park.“First time I came and saw her, she was moving around well through the stall, nursing well,” Karen Jasmine, animal manager at Disney’s Animal, Science and Environment, said. “At her neonatal exam, she was definitely very feisty and strong. I would say she’s pretty brave and an independent animal.”The yet-to-be-named baby girl giraffe already has a close bond with her mom, Mara. The new giraffe is a third-generation Masai that’s currently at Disney, according to the park.“We’re all super excited here,” said animal keeper Rory Dwyer. “Each [giraffe] is different. I’m really excited to see her personality grow. Her mom is a super confident giraffe, her grandma is a super confident giraffe. This little girl has a whole world ahead of her and we’re looking forward to being there with her.”This little girl marks the 35th giraffe born at Disney’s Animal Kingdom through the Species Survival Plans, overseen by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums to ensure the responsible breeding of endangered species.“The giraffe here at Disney are ambassadors for their cousins in the wild. Giraffe are undergoing a silent extinction and some sub-species are considered critically endangered. These guys are really important for getting people excited about conservation,” said Dwyer.You can learn more about how Disney cares for giraffe and other animals and helps protect species in the wild in the new Disney+ docuseries, “Magic of Disney’s Animal Kingdom.” It’s a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into caring for over 5,000 animals at Walt Disney World Resort.The news comes as Disney’s Animal Kingdom announced on Sept. 22 that three white rhino are expected to give birth at the park as soon as October 2021 — major news in the world of conservation.Disney is the parent company of ABC News. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
welcomia/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ABC News(HOUSTON) — Immigration officials arrested one suspect in connection to a possible human smuggling operation in southwest Houston Thursday evening.Houston police initially responded to a kidnapping call in the 4800 block of Ridgeton Street, and when they arrived at the scene, they found a man running down the street looking for help, Houston police said on Twitter Thursday evening. The man said 30 more people were being held hostage in the house, police said.Inside the house, police found 28 men dressed in only their underwear, and one woman, police said. They were not bound, but investigators said the windows of the house were boarded up and the doors locked, KTRK-TV reported. There was also food inside the house.Most of the people told police they were being held against their will and had been locked in the house from a few days to a week.Investigators said the victims were picked up in Brownsville, Texas, but originally came from other countries, such as Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador and Cuba, KTRK reported. Immigration officials concluded Friday the 29 people are all undocumented immigrants.The 29 people were taken to the Ridgemont Elementary School gym for shelter, police said.On Friday evening, immigration authorities arrested 36-year-old Mauro Dominguez-Maldonado, from Honduras for allegedly harboring the 29 individuals inside his Houston residence, U.S. attorney Ryan K. Patrick said in a release.He is expected appear in court on Monday.The criminal complaint alleges Dominguez-Maldonado was in charge of watching over the aliens and performing multiple tasks in furtherance of a human smuggling operation, according to the release.If convicted, Dominguez-Maldonado could face up to 10 years in federal prison and a maximum fine of $250,000.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
We are pleased and excited to announce that Vicki Hubiak President of HR Solutions has been selected as the second CCO “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” winner For 2016. Vicki is extremely well thought of in our community and she gives a great deal of her time and financial resources to help those in need.It was 1994, and Vicki Hubiak faced a career crisis. For 15 years she had been climbing the ladder at Peabody Energy, all the way to employee relations manager of the Midwest Division, before the age of 40. In 1990, however, Congress had passed an amendment to the Clean Air Act to significantly reduce acid rain within five years. By 1994, the amendment had taken its toll on the coal industry, and Hubiak was spending much of her time handing out pink slips to employees. The work became, in her words, “overwhelming” and “depressing.”Hubiak resigned from the only employer she had known since attending the University of Evansville, set up a desktop computer in the walk-out basement of her Henderson, Kentucky, home, and went to work as a human resources consultant and certified resume writer. Despite her departure, Hubiak was respected so much by her former bosses that she signed Peabody as one of her first clients.Twenty-one years later, the woman who took a leap of faith in becoming an entrepreneur has turned a business in her basement into a $10 million company. She is president and owner of HR Solutions, Inc. in Evansville, which serves businesses and individuals with five core services: staffing, executive recruiting, outplacement, executive coaching, and training. Hubiak and her staff of 15, including her son, Nicholas, recently purchased and moved into the former Umbach & Associates building on Saint Joseph Avenue near the intersection of the Lloyd Expressway after outgrowing their longtime location across the street. The new building is named the HR Solutions Business Complex with 18,000 sq. ft. and is also an income property for her business.“I never thought it would be to the level it is today,” Hubiak says with a shake of her head and a smile. “One thing I learned early on is that when you go above and beyond, and exceed expectations, you connect with people. I love working with our team. We’re ever-changing and growing and learning every day.”HR Solutions has many clients providing temporary, temp-to-hire, and contract employees ranging in numbers of one to more than 170. More than 100 of these positions are at $18 an hour or more. It’s the job of HR Solutions to advertise for these positions, then review applicants to find the best qualified candidates. Detailed testing sessions, reference checking, background checks, and in-depth interviews by Hubiak’s staff whittle down the list, and clients interview the finalists. Many of their candidates tell them they have never been through such an in-depth hiring process and that the process has a lifelong benefit to them, while providing HR Solutions clients with a highly pre-qualified talent pool and excellent job skills match.“All of our clients feel we are an integral part of their business,” says Hubiak, about the relationships she and her team have built with their clients. “High-quality staffing and recruiting is what we do for all clients. Whether they need one employee or 100, our process of pre-qualification is the same. What we do works, because we are able to give our clients the cream of the crop of candidates. Most of our employees reach the point of being fully trained and are ready to become an employee of the client. By this time, the company can see that the employee is performing at a high level, is a good cultural fit and that they have a good, solid work ethic. They’re high quality.”There are many clients that Hubiak has worked with since the day she started her company in the basement of her home. Hubiak has instilled in her staff a strong desire and commitment to building relationships with clients. These clients range from large manufacturing companies to small family-owned businesses, and include industries such as healthcare, engineering, pharmaceutical, energy, and finance. This spring, Hubiak is heading the search for a new CEO for a major healthcare provider. Clients like this and others have turned Hubiak’s home business into a multi-million dollar operation, but individual successes please her the most.“I just hope we continue to make a difference with people,” Hubiak says about her company’s future. “We’ve helped people who simply don’t understand why they cannot get a job. By listening, and coaching them, giving feedback, and helping them improve their computer skills, we can guide them. We fully prepare people for an interview, not only to speak about their skills and experience, but by making sure they understand the expectations and the culture of the company where they’re interviewing.”As a businesswoman, she is recognized in the community as a driving force for giving back both through her service on nonprofit boards and committees, and monetarily. Over the years, Hubiak and many others on her staff have put in time and resources to help local nonprofits, notably the Women’s Fund of Evansville, SCORE, YWCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, United Caring Shelters, Aurora, Girl Scouts, Ronald McDonald House, Evansville Rescue Mission, American Red Cross, and Tri-State Food Bank.Hubiak is especially proud that her company is able to serve as an H-1B sponsor for Tianlin Xu, a Purdue University graduate from China whom HR Solutions recently placed in a chemistry lab analyst position at a local manufacturing company. Hubiak and staff members BethAnn Langlois and Amanda Smith are working with an attorney through the American Staffing Association to assure that Xu can stay in the U.S. through what is called H-1B status, which allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ foreign citizens in specialty occupations for three to six years.“Tianlin sent BethAnn a big bouquet of flowers; she was so happy,” Hubiak says of Xu. “This employee has made a big commitment through her education and training, and I’m so glad we were able to do this. This process can be complicated and companies will sometimes shy away from the financial burden and the legal process. This was a milestone for us in being able to sponsor her. Our company grows from meeting people, and learning, and listening, and helping others. We exceed expectations and give back. I believe in that. I have a passion for that.”PROFESSIONAL PROFILEVicki L. Hubiak, CMF HR Solutions, Inc., an OI Gobal PartnerEDUCATION/CERTIFICATIONSB.S. – Business Administration/MarketingUNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLECertified Management FellowINTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CAREER CERTIFICATIONCertified Compensation ProfessionalAMERICAN COMPENSATION ASSOCIATIONCertified Professional Resume WriterPROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION OF RESUME WRITERSWomen-owned Business Enterprise (WBE)PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONSMember, Board of Advisors, The Women’s FundMember, Board of Advisors, USIMember, Board of Directors, SCORE; Past Assistant Vice ChairPast Member, Board of Directors, Community Marriage BuildersPast Member, Board of Directors, WorkOnePast Member, Raising Incomes CommitteePast Board of Directors, Junior AchievementPast Board of Directors, Evansville Association for the BlindPast Board of Directors, YWCAPast Board of Directors, Ronald McDonald HouseMember, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)Member, Evansville-Area Human Resource Association, Inc. (EHRA)Member, Professional Association of Resume WritersMember, Metropolitan Evansville Chamber of CommercePast Member, Henderson-Henderson County Chamber of CommercePast Member, ANEW – A Network of WomenThis years awards luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B. The registration begin at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 26, 2015. Last years event was a sellout.Last years winners of the “Outstanding Community Services Awards” were: Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kifer, well respected local attorney Joe Harrison, Jr, Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch and former Vanderburgh County Sheriff and 8th District Congressmen Brad Ellsworth, Dr. Dan Adams, Dr Steven Becker MD, Tracy Zeller-President of Tracy Zeller Jewelry Holly Dunn-National Movation Speaker on Domestic Violence, Cheryl Musgrave who sits on the Vanderburgh County Board of Zoning Appeals and retired political icon Betty Hermann.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
The parent company of Bake-Mark UK, CSM, has reported increased sales for the second quarter of 2009, but volumes in bakery were down 3% for the first half of the year (H1).The Netherlands-based bakery products supplier announced sales for Q2 were €647.6m (£549.1m) compared to €629m (£533.3m) in 2008. Sales for the first half of the year (H1) stood at €1,283.7m (£1,088.3m), up from €1,247.2m (£1,057.4m) last year.Net sales for its Bakery Supplies North America division were down 3.6% for H1 and sales in its Bakery Supplies Europe division were down 3.5%.CEO Gerard Hoetmer said strategic investments in 2007 and 2008 are showing “increased momentum” and that products that respond to healthy trends in bakery are helping to strengthen the firm’s position in the market.