Deutsche Bank’s fourth quarter hit by costs

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Collins Stewart hikes dividend

first_img Share Tags: NULL Broker and financial services group Collins Stewart raised its final dividend for the first time in four years as it posted a three per cent rise in full-year profits.Collins Stewart reported a pre-tax profit of £19m for the year to 31 December, up from £18.4m the previous year, reflecting growth in all its main businesses.The company also proposed raising its final dividend by 31 per cent to 1.7 pence the first time it had increased the dividend since 2007.“Against the backdrop of a challenging external environment, we have reported a strong set of results with growth in revenue and profits,” Chief Executive Mark Brown said in a statement.“They represent the rewards of two years of hard work and although the turnaround programme that started in late 2008 is far from complete, our business is now well positioned and has considerable momentum for continued growth,” he added. Collins Stewart hikes dividend Tuesday 15 March 2011 4:31 am Show Comments ▼ John Dunne whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child whatsapplast_img read more

I’m investing £500 in this high-dividend-yielding FTSE 100 stock in 2020

first_img 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. These aren’t the best times for some of the biggest FTSE 100 companies if you go purely by their share price performance. But it’s exactly because of this that they can provide appreciable income on our investments. A case in point is the telecom services provider BT Group (LSE:BT-A), whose share price has trended downwards for much of the past five years.Low share price, high dividend yieldAt the last close, its price was 9% lower than a year ago and down by over 37% from five years ago. But as long as the company is prepared to maintain its dividends, a lower share price actually means a higher dividend yield for investors. That’s exactly what has happened with BT. It has maintained its dividend at 15.4p per share for the last three years as the share price has dropped, but its yield has risen from 4.8% in 2017 to 6.9% in 2019. And in the present financial year, its yield stands at an even more impressive 8.1%. 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…Before making an investment based purely on this high yield, however, I’m inclined to consider why the share price is falling in the first place, especially since it’s a secular decline over a fairly long time period. We don’t need to look much further than its half-year results to get the story. The financial update showed a decline in revenues as well as profits. And its outlook for the full year remains unchanged as well, with the expectation of continued weakness in performance.  Expectation of stability Yet I see positives as well. For one, it maintained its interim dividend at 4.62p, the same as last year. While it remains to be seen whether it will keep  the final dividend at last year’s level when it’s announced in the first week of February, I’m optimistic. This is because the company has a history of either sustained or growing dividends in past years. And this is despite the fact that last year too, its revenues had fallen.  The difference, though, is that back then, it had reported an increase in profit. But up to the first half of this year, that measure has remained flat. Based on this, even if we assume that it might cut the actual dividend amount, it’s entirely possible that the yield still remains ‘high’. For instance, if its annual dividend is reduced significantly to 9p (which, I don’t think will happen, but makes a good level merely for explanation), its yield at today’s share price is still 4.7%. While this isn’t huge, it’s still bigger than the FTSE 100 average yield of 4.3%. Besides this, BT seems to be making progress in getting back on track and its efforts could pay off in the years to come. This suggests that a financial turnaround, and therefore stability in actual income as well as capital appreciation, are both possible. I think it’s a cautious buy even now, but I’d wait for it to announce its dividend in February just to be doubly sure.   Image source: Getty Images I’m investing £500 in this high-dividend-yielding FTSE 100 stock in 2020   See all posts by Manika Premsingh Manika Premsingh | Tuesday, 14th January, 2020 | More on: BT-A Manika Premsingh 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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Summer House in Mykonos / ARP – Architecture Research Practice

first_imgSummer House in Mykonos / ARP – Architecture Research PracticeSave this projectSaveSummer House in Mykonos / ARP – Architecture Research Practice 2019 Save this picture!© Yiannis Hadjiaslanis+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share Greece CopyHouses, Renovation•Mikonos, Greece Design Team:Nora DelidimouMep Design:PAVLIDIS PANOSStructural Design:ERISMAConstruction:ECCOpenings:KaprarasTerrazzo Floors:Nikos PolitisCity:MikonosCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yiannis HadjiaslanisRecommended ProductsDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile Curved Hinged Door | AlbaMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsStudcoAccess Panels – AccessDorText description provided by the architects. The project deals with the renovation of a 30-year-old vacation house located in Mykonos island. The existing house sits on a typical mykonian rock with unobstructed views towards the port, the old town and the sunset. It has gradually grown through the years with several additions and extensions of rooms leading to a charming but complex assembly of spaces. Although it has many picturesque qualities, due to its organic growth, it lacks good circulation and a hierarchy of interior and exterior spaces.Save this picture!© Yiannis HadjiaslanisOur design objective was to intervene and punctually rearrange some of the interior and exterior spaces to render them more usable while respecting the Cycladic character of the house. The property is planned to be seasonally rented, so aspects of publicness were important parameters we had to take into consideration. Our strategy was that of acupuncture; we focused on small changes with maximum impact. By extending the public spaces and consolidating terrace levels and smaller rooms into bigger ones, we introduced hierarchy and provided for a wider variety of private and public spaces to accommodate different visitor scenarios.Save this picture!© Yiannis HadjiaslanisCertain elements of the house were kept and expanded while classic materials were introduced, creating a well-balanced combination of vernacular and minimalist architecture.  The existing wooden ceilings, rough-textured walls, carved doors and stone floors in the exterior were kept and complimented with terrazzo floors in the interior, a fresh, aqua color for the timber windows and shutters and Naxos and Pendelikon marble detailing in the bathrooms and kitchen.Save this picture!© Yiannis HadjiaslanisProject gallerySee allShow lessTaiOursea Laomendong SPA Shop / RoarcRenewSelected ProjectsGA Apartment / StudioLIMSelected Projects Share Projects Manufacturers: Bega, Berker, FRANKE, Neve, Charlotte Perriand, Kitchen Appliances Argyro Pouliovali “COPY” Houses Area:  433 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Photographs:  Yiannis Hadjiaslanis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Summer House in Mykonos / ARP – Architecture Research Practice CopyAbout this officeARP – Architecture Research PracticeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationOn FacebookMikonosGreecePublished on December 29, 2019Cite: “Summer House in Mykonos / ARP – Architecture Research Practice” 28 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Architects: ARP – Architecture Research Practice Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Lead Architect: Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Mews House / DF_DC

first_img “COPY” Area:  98 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Simone Bossi+ 15Curated by Paula Pintos Share Photographs CopyHouses, Renovation, House Interiors•London, United Kingdom Mews House / DF_DCSave this projectSaveMews House / DF_DC ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Mews House / DF_DC “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardcenter_img Projects ArchDaily 2020 Architects: DF_DC Area Area of this architecture project Photographs:  Simone Bossi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Investwood, Astro Lighting, Adobe, The Concrete Flooring, Trimble NavigationDesign Team:Diego Calderon, Dario Franchini, Mathias BroniatowskiEngineering:ThreeSix DesignConsultants:Hamilton DarceyCity:LondonCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Simone BossiRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. The project is a series of interventions on a 1980s mews house in west London. Sitting on the northern side of a cobbled mews, the house had to be extended at ground and loft levels to accommodate for the young family who had bought it after being vacant for some years, without detracting from the visual continuity of the street.Save this picture!© Simone BossiSave this picture!© Simone BossiThe project focused on extending and reconfiguring different parts of the house, trying to develop a common language for the otherwise unrelated elements. Hardwood frames are introduced for structural and spatial intervention, taking several guises in the process – roofs, screens, porches. The main living areas gain a scale and unadorned dignity previously missing in the original typology, with the expression of “raw” materials and simple form.Save this picture!© Simone BossiSave this picture!Floor planSave this picture!© Simone BossiThe kitchen and lounge levels are separated by a timber screen acting as a weak compartment, allowing them to be partially connected. The remaining external space is paved, as a small, open extension to the living areas.Save this picture!© Simone BossiProject gallerySee allShow lessWebinars “Frameworks For Interaction”Lecture SeriesVolunteer Voices at the Core of the Open House Worldwide FestivalEvent Share United Kingdom Year:  CopyAbout this officeDF_DCOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsEnglandLondonOn FacebookUnited KingdomPublished on November 12, 2020Cite: “Mews House / DF_DC” 12 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Two journalists given two-year suspended prison sentences

first_img Follow the news on Azerbaijan February 26, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists given two-year suspended prison sentences Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh Two journalists have been sentenced to two-year suspended prison sentences for defamation over an article claiming that the National Taekwondo Federation helped security forces break up demonstrations in Baku contesting 15 October presidential elections. The Baku court on 25 February also ordered Rovshan Kebirli, editor of the daily Mukhalifat and Yusif Gambar, who wrote the 18 October 2003 article, to hand over 15% of their salary to the state for two years. “Yet again, the authorities in Azerbaijan have shown their contempt for press freedom and for their commitments to the Council of Europe” said Reporters Without Borders, adding, “Journalists should never be put at risk of prison simply for doing their job”.The international press freedom organisation called on the government and on Ali Hasanov, presidential aide responsible for the news media, to do everything possible to see that Articles 147.2 and 148, providing for prison terms for defamation and insult were removed from the criminal code.The vice-president of the Taekwando federation, Fizuli Muzayev, had also called for the newspaper to be closed, but did not get his way. The two journalists said they are convinced the sentence was politically motivated and have announced their intention to appeal. A court in Baku sentenced the editor and a journalist of the daily Mukhalifat to suspended two-year prison sentences for defaming the National Taekwondo Federation. Reporters Without Borders urged the authorities to remove the articles from the criminal code that provided for such penalties. News to go further Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Receive email alerts RSF_en News News AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia June 8, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News April 9, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Caltech Dethroned: Now “Only” Second Best University in World

first_img 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Education Caltech Dethroned: Now “Only” Second Best University in World From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 7:16 pm Community News Make a comment Subscribe Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff HerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes After five straight years of ranking as the best university in the world by a prestigious education magazine, Pasadena’s Caltech has been usurped by Oxford University — the first non-American school to ever be number one on the World University Rankings list.The rankings, released annually by Times Higher Education since 2004, announced that Oxford — the oldest university in the English-speaking world founded in 1096 — has overtaken the California Institute of Technology as the top-ranked school in the world.According to the Times Higher Education, Oxford’s total income and research income is increasing faster than its staff members, its research has been more prominent and it has been more successful at attracting international talent. However, Caltech didn’t drop further and is still ranked as the second best university in the world.“Any university is only as good as the academics it can attract. The best academics attract other top academics as well as smart early career academics,” said Louise Richardson to Study International. “They attract the best students and the most competitive research funding, so it really is a virtuous circle.”Caltech, a small private school in Pasadena founded in 1891, is known for its world-class research in the STEM fields. The school is funded by prominent government agencies, such as NASA, National Science Foundation, Department of Health, Department of Energy and Human Services and the Department of Defense.The university also manages numerous observatories and science centers along with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.Besides Caltech being dethroned, the list did not change much from last year. Stanford University came in third follow by the University of Cambridge, another famous school in the United Kingdom. Fifth was the Massachusetts Institute of Technology followed by its neighbor Harvard, the only Ivy League school to make the list. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday last_img read more

Finn Valley parents meet to discuss school transport changes

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Finn Valley parents meet to discuss school transport changes Pinterest WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Previous articleHSE review on sex offender working at Donegal school due in MarchNext articlePriest pleads for no retaliation at Andrew Allen’s funeral News Highland A public meeting takes place tonight to discuss the transport crisis effecting schools in the Finn Valley area.The new transport scheme will only offer free transport for new pupils to their closest school – its claimed the move will divide siblings and cause extra expense and inconvenience for parents.The public meeting on the issue will be held in the Castlefin Partnership Initiative office.Local Councillor Cora Harvey hopes a special case can be made for Donegal given its broad geographical spread but says time is of the essence:[podcast][/podcast] Twitter Facebook Google+ Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Newsx Adverts Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Google+ NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Pinterest By News Highland – February 13, 2012 Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Letterkenny Gardai awaiting post mortem results on woman’s body

first_img WhatsApp Gardaí in Letterkenny are awaiting the results of a post mortem on the body of a woman found at her home on Monday.The woman, who was in her fifties, was discovered at a house in New Brook Court.Her remains were removed to Letterkenny University Hospital, where a post mortem was due to be conducted last night.Gardai say the results will determine the course of their investigation. Twitter By News Highland – January 10, 2018 WhatsApp Previous articleThree years at least before substantial work done on Bonagee LinkNext articleJim McGuinness leaves China to focus on football in Europe News Highland Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Letterkenny Gardai awaiting post mortem results on woman’s body Twitter Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+ Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more


first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. When to steer clear of IT departmentsHaving read Sally O’Reilly’s feature on e-learning (Training, September) I really must take issue with Donald Clark’s views – blaming trainers for the lack of progress in embracing e-learning smacks of naivety.Training innovation, far from being blocked by HR, is frequently blocked by IT departments whose managers haven’t yet grown accustomed to the idea that corporate intranets are a useful tool for training delivery.Often the best way to get technology-led training in the workplace is to avoid involvement with IT, as this is nearly always the department where under-resourcing and “more pressing priorities” are flagged up as reasons for inertia.Because the infrastructure costs of introducing e-learning can be substantial, resistance to e-learning is more likely to come from accountants than from professional trainers, who in many cases, whilst wishing to embrace new technology, are resigned to living with far more humble resources.Incidentally, neurolinguistic programming, whilst certainly not new, hasn’t been around for decades either.Clive BergmannRegional training managerHanson AggregatesAudits deserve closer scrutinyElaine Essery’s piece “Standards come under scrutiny” (Training, October) skated elegantly on some very thin ice! I was also struck by the moderation of the quotes she selected regarding employer attitudes to the bureaucracy involved in government-funded training schemes.Many of the hundreds of training providers and employers I have encountered in the past three years have expressed considerably more robust views. I remember a provider in Wiltshire who said to me, while jabbing his finger repeatedly towards the ceiling, “Overheads! I’ve got two of them literally up there, employed full-time on paperwork to get the funding”.Many others have horror stories of dealing with the regulatory and funding frameworks – usually after they have withdrawn from them.Yet employer-provided training is alive and well. Our accreditation service for short courses continues to grow at over 100 per cent year on year, nearly all non-government funded training provision. This shows that employers are not only providing ever more training for their staff, but are prepared to be externally audited. There is very limited tolerance indeed of additional audit requirements that add no value to employer, provider, or learner.George EdwardsDevelopment directorISM NetworkOn 1 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more