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My passive income list right now would have these 2 ideas on it

first_img Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. My passive income list right now would have these 2 ideas on it Coming up with ways to earn money without working doesn’t have to be hard. A passive income list can contain simple, practical ideas that are immediately actionable.A key part of my approach to passive income is putting away spare money in a Stocks and Shares ISA, then investing it in income generating shares. Sometimes shares which generate income can cut or cancel their dividends. That would impact my passive income. That’s why I always try to have more than one stock idea on my passive income list.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…The link between free cash flow and passive incomeLooking at earnings can tell a lot about a company’s financial success. However, earnings are an accounting measure. Free cash flow is the surplus money the company generates. That matters when looking at passive income ideas, as paying out juicy dividends for many years requires the right level of free cash flow.That’s why one of my passive income ideas is Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB). I already own it, but would consider buying more at the current price. The owner of brands such as John Player Special and Lambert & Butler is a cash generation machine. However, its policy of growing dividends by 10% each year meant that dividend coverage from free cash flow slipped. While the difference between earnings and free cash flow may seem academic, that illustrates why it’s worth understanding it when looking for passive income ideas.The upshot was that Imperial cut its dividend by a third. So, you may wonder, why is it still on my passive income list? The City has apparently cooled on Imperial, which means its share price has fallen compared to recent years. At its current price, the shares yield 9.9%. That means that, for every £100 I put into Imperial, I would expect £99 in passive income each year. If the company raises the dividend, that could increase. Dividends aren’t guaranteed and as tobacco consumption is falling in many markets, free cash flows could be affected down the line.Basing my passive income list on what I knowI don’t think passive income should require a lot of work. That is why it is called passive, after all.So that influences me to stick to my circle of competence when assessing passive income ideas. Instead of trying to understand industries or companies I don’t know, I often start by thinking about companies which seem to be well-regarded by my social circle. Then I look into whether they are listed.Sometimes, well-known, well-run companies are already fully priced by the market. But not always.Consider Direct Line for example. The insurer is a household name with an iconic brand. Yet these FTSE 250 shares come with a 7% yield. That makes it worth considering for me as a passive income idea.Insurance can be cyclical, though, which can negatively impact pricing. That could affect the dividend, and indeed last year it cancelled its final dividend amid the pandemic, although it did later pay a special dividend. I also find it discouraging that over the past year, directors have sold but not bought shares with their own money. 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 Image christopherruane owns shares of Imperial Brands. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Christopher Ruane | Friday, 12th March, 2021 | More on: IMB Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. See all posts by Christopher Ruane FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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Judges refuses mother’ application to remand son in prison

first_imgTwitter Linkedin Email NewsBreaking newsJudges refuses mother’ application to remand son in prisonBy admin – November 30, 2013 1461 Advertisement Printcenter_img WhatsApp by Andrew CareySign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up andrewA JUDGE has refused a mother’s application to have her son sent to Limerick prison because she has been in constant fear of him for the last five years.Christopher Clancy (22) with addresses at Lord Edward Court and Hyde Road appeared before Limerick District Court charged with trespassing at his mother’s house in Castletroy where it is alleged that he threw a coffee table during an argument with her.A charge relating to an alleged breach of a barring order on November 11 was also put to Mr Clancy who made no response to the allegation.Gardai initially stated that there was no objection to bail but the mother of the accused man addressed the court and asked Judge Eugene O’Kelly to remand him in custody.Speaking from the public gallery, Ms Fiona Clancy told the judge that she wished to object to bail being granted to her son as she lives “in constant fear” of him.Taking to the witness box, Ms Clancy said she was “living in fear of that young fella” and further claimed that he had been “following me and threatening me for the last ten months”.Ms Clancy said that she and her three children had been experiencing difficulties over the last five years with the accused.Judge O’Kelly told Ms Clancy that he was “listening to what you are saying” but added that the Gardai were seeking strict conditions of bail.He added that bail would be revoked if the accused man breached even one condition.Bail was granted after the court approved an independent surety of €1,000 and Christopher Clancy was ordered not to have any contact with Fiona Clancy or her three other children at their Castletroy address.The case was adjourned to next month to await the directions of the Director of Public Prosecutions. Facebook Previous articleWarrant issued for arrest of Graffiti artistsNext articleBasketball Ireland Weekend Review adminlast_img read more

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Florida Hiring 50 Full-Time Python Hunters

first_imgFlorida officials are looking to hire 50 professional python hunters to help eradicate the ever growing population in the Everglades. The snakes are killing and eating wildlife and have no natural predators. Environmental experts say the snakes decimation of the Everglades is unsustainable. The South Florida Water Management District pays python removal agents by the hour to hunt down treacherous snakes and dispose of them “humanely.”The agency pays bonuses for knocking off snakes measuring more than four feet and for killing pythons that are guarding eggs.According to Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Burmese pythons are not native to the U.S. and “negatively impact native wildlife in and around the Everglades ecosystem in south Florida.”Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have no criminal history.last_img read more

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Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Neptunes

first_imgReady, set, go . . ..The Nelson Neptunes has a contingent of eight attending this weekend’s 2011 B.C. Summer Swim Association Championships in Richmond.The squad qualified for the provincial meet following some stellar performances at the Kootenay Regional held recently in Castlegar.Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports would like to wish the Neptune swimmers good luck with Team of the Week honours.The squad includes, back row, L-R, Melissa Afford, Kiandra McLaren and head coach Michelle Lorusso. Front, Kourtney Brager, Jakob Brager,Sam Matthew and Matt Holitzki.Missing from photo Rebecca Afford.last_img read more

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SPRING FEVER STAKES QUOTES

first_imgPHIL D’AMATO, SUNDAY RULES, WINNER, AND SIDEPOCKET RUN, SECOND: “That was like two wins (running first and second). Sunday Rules couldn’t be doing any better right now. I just think it’s a combination of getting over her little baby issues, and now, hopefully, I’ll be able to map out a nice campaign for the future. She’ll definitely stay sprinting.” JOCKEY QUOTESTYLER BAZE, SUNDAY RULES, WINNER: “Nice filly. She runs with her head a little low but . . . she’s not real fast that first jump out of the gate but after that she’s a monster. She’s a train really; she just goes. Those first strides, she just needs to get her feet up under her but then she’s really just a train.”TRAINER QUOTES NICK ALEXANDER, OWNER/BREEDER: “We are blessed to have horses as we do in Santa Ynez and to be able to race them here at Santa Anita. What a pleasant surprise she’s been. She’s very plain looking and you’d never pick her out of a group of horses in a pasture. The way she runs with her neck low . . . Nothing bothers her. There is a graded stakes in Florida this coming July that we might take a look at.” -30- NOTES: Winning owner/breeder Nick Alexander is from Los Angeles.last_img read more

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SHARP DISTAFFERS CONSTELLATION & WATCH THIS CAT, ALONG WITH COMEBACKING SENSITIVELY, SET TO COLLIDE IN SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 LAS FLORES STAKES AT SIX FURLONGS

first_imgSENSITIVELY: In a speed laden lineup, she may be the quickest of the quick.  Idle since well beaten as the 2-1 favorite in the Grade III Rancho Bernardo Stakes on Aug. 17, she brings a solid resume and fast work tab to the Las Flores party.  Three for five at six furlongs, all four of Sensitively’s career wins have come at The Great Race Place.  A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred mare by Street Sense, she’s owned by Anthony Fanticola and Joseph Scardino.  She be ridden for the seventh consecutive time by Tyler Baze, who’s guided her to three wins.  She has earnings of $164,415 from an overall mark of 9-4-1-0. ARCADIA, Calif. (March 2, 2017)–Jerry Hollendorfer’s Constellation, the Richard Baltas-trained Watch This Cat and Phil D’Amato’s comebacking Sensitively head a field of five older fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes, to be run at six furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track. CONSTELLATION: Undefeated in two starts for Hollendorfer, she comes off a half length win here in the Grade I La Brea Stakes going seven furlongs on opening day, Dec. 26.  Dispatched at 12-1 following an odds-on score in a minor stakes going six furlongs at Turf Paradise on Nov. 12, Constellation pressed the La Brea pace and won impressively under Flavien Prat, who rides back on Sunday.  A 4-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Bellamy Road, she was originally based in New York with Steve Asmussen.  A winner of two minor stakes at Aqueduct in November, 2015 and January, 2016, she’s 8-5-1-1 overall and has earnings of $479,464.  She’s owned by LNJ Foxwoods. THE GRADE III LAS FLORES STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 3 of 9                                                                                                          Approximate post time 1:30 p.m. PTcenter_img WATCH THIS CAT: Claimed for $32,000 six starts back on June 26, this 5-year-old Eskendereya mare has rattled off three consecutive wins for Baltas, her most recent an 8 ½ length romp over a sloppy track in the 6 ½ furlong Las Cienegas Stakes, which was originally slated for turf.  Due to the change in surface, necessitated by heavy rains, the Las Cienegas lost its Grade III status, thus, Watch This Cat will be in search of her first graded win on Sunday.  Quick from the gate, she could likely press the favorite or attempt gate to wire tactics with Corey Nakatani again engaged to ride.  Owned by Harry Bederian, Harout Kamberian and Jack Nakashian, Watch This Cat is 16-4-4-1, with earnings of $164,220.   Ponder Lea–Rafael Bejarano–120Watch This Cat–Corey Nakatani–120Sensitively–Tyler Baze–120Pretty N Cool–Martin Garcia–120Constellation–Flavien Prat–124First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.  For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

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Township yoga brings peace and healing

first_imgMore women than men attend township yoga classes, with ages ranging from four years old to 70. (Image: Green Shoot Films)• Elle MatthewsFilm ProducerGreen Shoot Films+27 83 780 [email protected]• Andy Birkett gets his green number, at 23 • Johannesburg bikes for Madiba in the Freedom Ride • In the swim of things at the Midmar Mile• Sithole: SA’s wheelchair tennis champion wins againLucille DavieTownship and yoga are not two words that naturally go together, but for Elle Matthews yoga in townships has become a way of helping others to live more peacefully in extremely stressful conditions.Matthews, a film producer with Green Shoot Films, launched the Township Yogi Project in February last year in three townships in Durban, the sub-tropical coastal city where she lives – Inanda, KwaMashu and Ntuzuma. And now, a year later, she has 17 people on her team, 14 volunteer teachers, and up to 60 people attending classes on a weekly basis in just one venue.“We decided to focus on the townships of Inanda, KwaMashu and Ntuzuma in KwaZulu-Natal, notorious for their crime and violence and HIV/Aids incidence, and then roll out the project into other townships across South Africa,” says Matthews, who has registered the project as a non-profit organisation.How did this all come about? In 2012, she went on a 10-day yoga retreat to Thailand – “those 10 days changed my life”, she explains. She became increasingly aware of desperate people sitting on the curbs, looking for jobs. “Or the despair of people I knew who lived in the townships and were victims of crime and violence, or living with the effects of HIV/Aids in their lives. I kept saying to my husband, ‘They need to do yoga.’”She got together a group of volunteer yoga teachers, and teaching started at the Ohlange Institute in Durban, a place of some significance. Nelson Mandela cast his first democratic vote at the institute in 1994. It is also the place where John Dube, the first president of the African National Congress, opened a school. The yoga classes were also held in Aids clinics and community halls.Women in their 60s get down on the mat to enjoy the benefits of yoga. (Image: Green Shoot Films)Township teachers“At the same time, we identified four guys living in the townships – who all have various stories of hardship and suffering – and began training them as yoga teachers through the Jivananda Centre in Durban North,” says Matthews. They completed the course in December 2013, and are now running their own yoga classes.Matthews has extended the project into northern KwaZulu-Natal, and she plans to launch in Soweto in Johannesburg in the coming months, and Cape Town later this year. Classes are run from Mondays to Saturdays. More women than men attend, with ages ranging from four years old to 70. Some gogos, or grandmothers, walk to class using walking sticks. There are also special classes for children.Matthews and her director husband have funded the project through their film company so far, with some donations. They are making a documentary on the project, and have big ambitions for it. “We are looking for international distribution for the documentary, but it will also be sold through non-traditional distribution methods such as DVD, internet downloads etc,” she says. “We are also aiming to get corporates and smaller companies to sponsor DVD copies to be distributed into townships, so people can become aware of the power that yoga has to change lives.” The documentary will be called Township Yogi. Profits from the film will go towards the project.Benefits are feltAnd already the benefits are being felt. “One of our newly qualified township teachers suffered from tuberculosis [TB] and the nurses at his local clinic told all the patients there to go with him to yoga because they had never seen anyone recover so fast from it and become so physically strong within such a short period after suffering from TB.”Kwazi Manzi, 47, has qualified as a teacher. He describes how it has given him “confidence, perseverance and understanding”. “I feel physically and mentally connected – it brings peace, and tones your muscles.” He says, too, that it has changed his life – he now looks at things more optimistically, and can “inspire others to do good”.Another new teacher, Kenneth Shange, says he hopes to bring “peace and healing to his community”. Matthews says it is stories like these that give her and her team inspiration, and “confirm to us that yoga has the power to elicit tremendous change across so many people’s lives, in the townships”.The effect of yoga is seen in a reduction of stress and tension in families, and how that effect ripples through people’s immediate communities. (Image: Green Shoot Films)Stress and tension easesAnd that change has been measurable, she stresses, although it is impossible to measure its effects on crime and violence in the townships. But the effect is seen in a reduction of stress and tension in families, and how that effect ripples through people’s immediate communities.“Our goal is not to change townships, but rather to change individuals who live in those townships – and then the spirit of the townships will change. We want to change hopelessness and desperation to peace and hope, ill health and suffering to strong, empowered people who can face their ill health and difficulties with true strength of spirit… that’s the kind of change we’re seeing because of the power of yoga.”The practice teaches people to breath correctly, as well as strengthens the immune system, thus reducing stress. “Yoga promotes strength, flexibility, relief from pressure on the abdominal organs, and enhances circulation, and can be hugely beneficial to the millions of people we have living with illnesses such as TB and HIV,” says Matthews.“Ultimately we want to use the benefits of yoga on people suffering in various desperate situations, and see whether it can be used as a practice to improve their health and quality of life – which could have huge consequences for South Africa going forward, as the country struggles to manage its Aids crisis, as well as rising poverty, unemployment, crime and violence statistics.”last_img read more

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Bovine tuberculosis diagnosed in Indiana white-tailed deer

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Last week the Indiana Board of Animal Health announced the  diagnoses of bovine tuberculosis (TB) in a wild white-tailed deer in Franklin County, Indiana.Bovine tuberculosis (TB) has been diagnosed in a white-tailed deer in Franklin County, Ind. This marks the first time the disease (more formally known as Mycobacterium bovis) has been found in a wild animal in Indiana. This finding means significant changes in disease monitoring requirements for cattle owners and deer hunters in the area.The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) has been working with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to test wildlife on a Franklin County cattle farm where TB was diagnosed in April. The 2-year-old doe that tested positive for TB was culled as part of the surveillance effort on the cattle farm.Under federal requirements, finding TB in a free-ranging wild animal means testing of all cattle must expand from 3 miles to 10 miles and surveillance in hunter-harvested deer will intensify.For cattle owners in Franklin County and portions of some adjoining counties, BOAH staff will be reaching out to determine if cattle in the 10-mile circle are test-eligible and, if so, schedule herd testing. BOAH’s premises registration program has approximately 400 farms registered in the 10-mile testing zone.For deer hunters in the region, that means whitetails harvested in a specific zone must be sampled for laboratory testing. DNR will be providing more information to hunters in the coming weeks.“This is an enormous undertaking that cannot be completed overnight,” said Bret D. Marsh, Indiana State Veterinarian. “Farmers and hunters in this area have been extremely cooperative and supportive of our efforts over the years. We need their help now more than ever as we widen our surveillance efforts. If this disease is out there — either on farms or in the wild — we need to find it. Our status as a TB-free state is critical to our growing and thriving cattle and dairy industries in this state.”Indiana has officially held a bovine tuberculosis-free status since 1984 with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Under federal guidelines, that status remains. BOAH has found four individual cases of TB in three cattle herds and a cervid farm in this region between 2008 and 2016.Bovine tuberculosis is a chronic bacterial disease that affects primarily cattle, but can be transmitted to any warm-blooded animal. TB is difficult to diagnose through clinical signs alone. In the early stages of the disease, clinical signs are not visible. Later, signs may include: emaciation, lethargy, weakness, anorexia, low-grade fever and pneumonia with a chronic, moist cough. Lymph node enlargement may also be present. Cattle owners who notice these signs in their livestock should contact their private veterinarian.Hunters should take precautions to protect themselves, including wearing gloves when field dressing animals and fully cooking all meat. Deer can be infected without noticeable signs of disease, like the positive 2-year-old doe. Hunters who notice signs of TB in wildlife should contact the DNR at 812-334-3795. Hunters who see signs of bovine TB while processing wildlife should contact BOAH at: 317-544-2405.More information about the disease and the investigation, as it develops, will be available on the BOAH website at: www.in.gov/boah/2396.htm. Site visitors may subscribe to email updates about the current TB situation by visiting the webpage.​last_img read more