A P/E ratio of 10 times and a 6% yield! I’d buy this FTSE 100 dividend stock for my ISA

first_img Image source: Getty Images. It wasn’t a shock to see ITV’s (LSE: ITV) share price balloon following mid-December’s general election. Its move to 13-month peaks above 150p per share reflected the improved near-term outlook concerning Brexit. And it was hoped this would herald a recovery in advertising budgets.What is a bit of a surprise to me, though, is investor appetite for ITV has fallen off more recently. Consequently the broadcaster’s shed 10% of its value since the turn of 2020.5G 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…I believe, though, that this spate of recent weakness represents a top buying opportunity. The outlook for UK advertising spend still looks pretty robust. And recent data on the subject illustrates this point perfectly.Ad budgets to rise again!The Expenditure Report authored by the Advertising Association and marketing research specialist WARC is a much-watched gauge on the health of the domestic ad market. And, fortunately, the latest release leaves broadcasters like ITV with plenty to get excited about.The study suggests total advertising spending in Britain will rise 5.2% in 2020, matching the predicted growth rate for last year. Pleasingly for the broadcasters, television ad budgets are expected to rise 1.7% this year.This suggests conditions are set to improve markedly for ITV and its television rivals.The fallout of the Brexit referendum almost four years ago has hammered business confidence more recently and with it, overall marketing spend. Indeed, previous Expenditure reports showed a 0.1% improvement in annual TV ad spend in 2018. And the current edition suggests budgets actually dropped 0.5% in 2019.VOD squadLast month’s report is particularly encouraging for ITV, given the massive investment it’s made to improve the ‘ITV Hub’ video on demand (or VOD) platform. The Advertising Association and WARC expects ad revenues in this sub-segment of the media arena to rise at a slower pace in 2020 versus previous years. But expectations of a 14.5% year-on-year improvement in VOD ad sales still provides plenty to cheer.ITV is reaping the fruits of improving advertiser budgets already. In quarter three, total ad sales rose 1%, at the top end of its guidance. And this is thanks in large part to the success of ITV Hub. It hit the magic 30m subscriber target a full two years ahead of schedule. In recent months, it’s launched an addressable advertising platform to boost its sales-creating opportunities too.Big dividends at low costBut don’t just think of ITV as a great buy on a strong outlook for ad spending in 2020. Revenues at the ITV Studios division are growing at a handsome pace. And they should keep doing so as the unit’s global footprint expands. On top of this, the launch of the BritBox streaming service in late 2019 adds another layer to its earnings picture for the years ahead.At current prices, ITV sports a forward P/E ratio of just 10.3 times. It’s a reading I consider to be far too low in light of its exceptional long-term growth opportunities. Throw a chubby 6% dividend yield for 2020 into the mix, and I reckon this is one stock worthy of serious attention from dip buyers. 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. Royston Wild | Sunday, 9th February, 2020 | More on: ITV 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 claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Royston Wildcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV. 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” A P/E ratio of 10 times and a 6% yield! I’d buy this FTSE 100 dividend stock for my ISAlast_img read more

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Bryan Habana vs Aus – “The quickest man on the field!”

first_imgWednesday Aug 30, 2006 Bryan Habana vs Aus – “The quickest man on the field!” As a Bok supporter, we really don’t have a whole lot to rave about this year, so I thought I’d post an older clip of the speedster Habana at his best.From 2005 against Australia in the Tri Nations, this is the first of his brilliant breakout tries against the Wallabies. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! 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Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Bryan Habana vs Aus – “The quickest man on the field!” | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Balint House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

first_imgCopyAbout this officeFran Silvestre ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBéteraHousesSpainPublished on December 22, 2014Cite: “Balint House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos” 22 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogVentilated / Double Skin FacadeTechnowoodProfile Façade SystemGlassMitrexSolar PanelsMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalFiber Cements / CementsEQUITONEFiber Cement Facade Panel PicturaCultural / PatrimonialIsland Exterior FabricatorsSeptember 11th Memorial Museum Envelope SystemConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Stainless Steel FinishesWoodStructureCraftEngineering – Mass TimberWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityChairsSellexChair – IrinaBathroom FurnitureKaleBathroom Cabinets – ZeroMore products »Read commentsSave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 Balint House / Fran Silvestre ArquitectosSave this projectSaveBalint House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Manufacturers: Gamadecor, Gandia Blasco, Porcelanosa GrupoCollaborators:Fran Ayala, Ángel Fito, Adrián Mora, Jordi Martínez, Maria MasiàStructure:David GallardoTechnical Architect:Carlos GarcíaInterior Design:Alfaro HofmannArt Direction:Adrián Mora MarotoConstruction:Construcciones AlabortGround Surface:1200,00 m2Architect In Charge:Fran SilvestreCity:BéteraCountry:SpainMore SpecsLess SpecsText description provided by the architects. A privileged place within a golf course near to Valencia is the starting point of this project.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoRecommended ProductsLightsVibiaCeiling Lights – BIGDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsPorcelain StonewareCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Chromica CollectionThe proposal is drawn with elliptical traces which contain the program and maximize the possibilities of local urban law by minimizing the volumetric impact on the site. Thus, a piece with a continuous façade that seems to lodge only one floor is set on the site. The aerodynamic visuals of it guide the eye towards the deepness of the neighbouring landscape.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoThe volume is placed leaving as much free surface as possible towards the southern edge of the plot for it to be used as a garden, while the lateral limits are blurred with vegetation. The other elements that compose the urbanization resemble the curved nature of the place’s topography.Save this picture!SectionSave this picture!SectionThe inner space of the house is articulated through a central void which contains communications. Service spaces, installations and the kitchen are used to orthogonalize the curved trace of the lower floor, which opens to the garden. The upper floor with the rooms and the underground, opened to the patio, provide the house with more bounded spaces.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoFour concrete supports on the lower floor hold the arched roof, from which the room’s floor hangs. This structure is covered by a monolithic, ventilated façade, which is realized with a Solid Surface with a simple curve that doesn’t require thermoforming to adapt to the geometry of the piece. The rest of materials used in the construction range from white to black, covering all scales of grey.Save this picture!© Diego OpazoOther explanations can be superposed to this description, as the carpet of light which transforms the inside of the house as the hours go by. Spain Save this picture!© Diego Opazo+ 29 Share CopyHouses•Bétera, Spain “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/579629/balint-house-fran-silvestre-arquitectos Clipboard Architects: Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ArchDailycenter_img Project gallerySee allShow lessUS Architecture Schools Express Interest in Conferring Licensure to GraduatesArchitecture NewsIwan Baan: No FilterArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/579629/balint-house-fran-silvestre-arquitectos Clipboard Photographs:  Diego Opazo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects “COPY” Balint House / Fran Silvestre Arquitectos Area:  772 m² Photographs Houseslast_img read more

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Cora House / Bloco Arquitetos

first_img 2018 CopyAbout this officeBLOCO ArquitetosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrasíliaBrazilPublished on August 05, 2018Cite: “Cora House / Bloco Arquitetos” [Casa Cora / BLOCO Arquitetos] 05 Aug 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalSinkshansgroheBasin FaucetsPaintSTAC BONDComposite Panel Finishes – MetallicsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausLightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 70 ADUrban ShadingPunto DesignPavilion – CUBEDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Hinged Door | AlbaWoodHESS TIMBERTimber – GLT BlockGreen FacadesSempergreenLiving Wall – SemperGreenwallMore 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 Save this picture!© Joana França+ 27Curated by Pedro Vada Share ArchDaily Cora House / Bloco ArquitetosSave this projectSaveCora House / Bloco Arquitetos Architects: Bloco Arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899437/cora-house-bloco-arquitetos Clipboard Projects “COPY” Area:  290 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Photographs:  Joana França Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Year:  Cora House / Bloco Arquitetos Photographs CopyHouses•Brasilia, Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/899437/cora-house-bloco-arquitetos Clipboard Brazil “COPY” Manufacturers: Dessine, Pedras Park Way, Portinari, VidromexCivil Engineer:André TorresAuthors:Daniel Mangabeira, Henrique Coutinho, Matheus SecoCity:BrasiliaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Joana FrançaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. The steep slope towards the back of the lot between its two sides has directed the decision to place the program in two different internal levels. One of them is aligned with the highest point of the topography and the other is aligned with the lowest point of the topography inside the projection of the construction. The house aims to function as a device to exacerbate the perception of its context – the modified topography, the conditions of the local natural light – creating a “promenade architecturale”  that could reveal specific views towards its immediate surroundings.Save this picture!Section CSave this picture!© Joana FrançaSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Joana FrançaThe maximum height on the main volume´s perimeter is fixed while different inclinations of the roof were manipulated followings the desired heights of the internal ceiling heights. The ramp of the main access follows the approximate inclination of the existing topography under a roof that “compresses” the internal ceiling heights towards the center of the house, expanding it up again towards the existing woodland in the backyard. The same inclination that results from this operation is reflected in the forms of the eaves of the roof in the upper floor.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaThe views to the external area are interspersed by big opaque walls that protect the interiors from the excessive insolation. Two specific views to the outside were framed, one on the top of the stairs (a view to the valley in the distance) and a high window on the corner of the living room (a view to a nearby treetop). The natural light that enters through a linear skylight marks the highest ceiling height inside the house.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaThere are no windows in the front facade, except for the three white doors that vary in size according to their function: direct access to the bedrooms, the service access, and the main access. The house gives up part of its lot to the street, there´s no fences or walls. The solidity of the front facade is opposed to back facade, marked by big transparent openings and by the apparent fragility of the steel structure of the verandas.Save this picture!© Joana FrançaProject gallerySee allShow lessTransforming the Parking Garages of Today Into the Housing of TomorrowArchitecture News10 Images of Architecture Reflected in WaterArticles Sharelast_img read more

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Journalist serving six-year sentence released by presidential directive

first_img YemenMiddle East – North Africa February 26, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Yemen Organisation RSF_en YemenMiddle East – North Africa News News February 11, 2021 Find out more September 25, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist serving six-year sentence released by presidential directive Receive email alertscenter_img News News to go further Yemeni journalist killed, nine wounded in Aden airport explosions Reporters Without Borders hails today’s release of journalist Abdulkarim Al-Khaiwani as a result of President Ali Abdallah Saleh’s intervention. Khaiwani, who was serving a six-year sentence on a charge of collaborating with rebels in the north of the country, had to sign an undertaking to abide by law in order to be freed.“We are delighted by the news of Khaiwani’s release but we fear that the written undertaking he had to give to the prosecutor’s office could hang over him like a permanent threat and jeopardise his journalistic independence,” Reporters Without Borders said.Justice minister Ghazi Chaif Al-Agbari told the government news agency SABA that a court approved a presidential directive suspending Khaiwani’s prison sentence after he undertook to “respect the constitution and the laws in force.”A former editor of the newspaper Al-Shoura and a contributor to several independent news media, Khaiwani was sentenced by a Sanaa state security court on 9 June to six years in prison for allegedly passing information to Shiite rebels in northern Yemen. Despite having health problems, he was jailed as soon as the court issued its sentence.He was previously sentenced to a year in prison on similar charges in March 2005 but was given a presidential pardon the day after his conviction. He was arrested in June 2007 and was held for a month before being released provisionally on health grounds. United Nations: press freedom situation “deeply worrying” in Yemen, according to RSF Fixer for foreign reporters held in Aden for past five months Help by sharing this information January 6, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Pasadena Sees 2 Weeks Without a COVID-19 Fatality; 6 New Cases Reported

first_imgCommunity News Pasadena Sees 2 Weeks Without a COVID-19 Fatality; 6 New Cases Reported By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | 4:20 pm More Cool Stuff Health officials reported a half-dozen new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, as the city saw two full weeks without a reported fatality, authorities said.A total of 2,254 novel coronavirus infections and 111 deaths have been reported in Pasadena since the onset of the pandemic in March, according to city data. The last COVID-19 death in the city was reported on Aug. 5.City spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said she welcomed the news, but urged the public to remain focused and not backslide on the social distancing measures that appear to be making an impact.“That’s finally a positive milestone, but we need to maintain zero fatalities for several weeks to declare defeat over the virus,” Derderian said.Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, and Derderian said thus far, virus surges have coincided with holidays.“These long weekends bring higher numbers after the fact, as much as we instill the need to avoid gatherings and take other precautions that are proving to be effective,” she said.Wednesday’s data brought the city’s seven-day average daily case rate down a percentage point to 15.4.Pasadena saw a peak of 80 cases reported on May 20, the data shows. The highest single-day death toll of eight fatalities was reported on April 30.Huntington Hospital data showed 36 COVID-19 patients being treated on Wednesday, with six tests pending.Los Angeles County public health officials reported 1,956 new infections and 61 additional deaths. The count included about 100 cases that were backlogged from the previous day.In all, the county had seen 225,827 infections and 5,392 deaths, according to the L.A. County Department of Public Health.There were 1,378 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the county on Wednesday, with 32 percent of them in intensive care units, according to the agency.With more than 2.1 million tests administered, L.A. County’s overall positivity rate remained at 10 percent.The California Department of Public Health announced 6,164 new infections statewide on Wednesday, along with 181 deaths.The state had recorded a total of 638,831 cases of COVID-19 and 11,523 deaths.Officials reported 6,479 Californians were hospitalized, with confirmed or suspected coronavirus, with 1,761 of them — or 27 percent — being treated in intensive care units.The state’s positivity rate over the past seven days stood 6.3 percent, officials said. The 14-day rate was 6.6 percent.Based on available data, Los Angeles County accounted for 35 percent of California’s COVID-19 infections and 47 percent of the state’s fatalities. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 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. Business News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Easy Tips To Help You Reset Your Sleep ScheduleHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img Community News Top of the News Community News 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week last_img read more

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Fannie Mae Closes 14th Reperforming Loan Sale

first_img Fannie Mae recently announced the results of its fourteenth reperforming loan sale transaction. The deal, which was announced on October 10, 2019, included the sale of approximately 20,800 loans totaling $3.1 billion in unpaid principal balance (UPB), divided into six pools. The winning bidders of the six pools for the transaction were DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc. (Credit Suisse) for Pools 1, 2 and 3, J.P. Morgan Mortgage Acquisition Corp. (Chase) for Pools 4 and 6, and NRZ Mortgage Holdings, LLC (Fortress) for Pool 5. The transaction is expected to close on December 19, 2019.The pools were marketed with Citigroup Global Markets Inc. as advisor.The loan pools awarded in this most recent transaction include:Group 1 Pool: 1,935 loans with an aggregate unpaid principal balance of $392,220,903; average loan size $202,698; weighted average note rate 3.51%; weighted average broker’s price opinion (BPO) loan-to-value ratio of 70%.Group 2 Pool: 3,905 loans with an aggregate unpaid principal balance of $662,617,902; average loan size $169,684; weighted average note rate 3.92%; weighted BPO loan-to-value ratio of 74%.Group 3 Pool: 5,832 loans with an aggregate unpaid principal balance of $633,825,751; average loan size $108,681; weighted average note rate 5.45%; weighted BPO loan-to-value ratio of 56%.Group 4 Pool: 2,929 loans with an aggregate unpaid principal balance of $496,126,998; average loan size $169,384; weighted average note rate 4.16%; weighted BPO loan-to-value ratio of 70%.Group 5 Pool: 3,086 loans with an aggregate unpaid principal balance of $473,958,024; average loan size $153,583; weighted average note rate 4.36%; weighted BPO loan-to-value ratio of 68%.Group 6 Pool: 3,139 loans with an aggregate unpaid principal balance of $473,386,556; average loan size $150,808; weighted average note rate 4.41%; weighted BPO loan-to-value ratio of 69%.Freddie Mac, meanwhile, recently announced it sold via auction 2,243 non-performing residential first lien loans (NPLs) from its mortgage-related investments portfolio. The loans, with a balance of approximately $369 million, are currently serviced by Specialized Loan Servicing LLC. The transaction is expected to settle in January 2020. The sale is part of Freddie Mac’s Standard Pool Offerings.Winning bidders of this sale were InSolve Global Credit Fund IV, L.P. for Pool 1, VRMTG ACQ, LLC for Pools 2 and 3, Truman 2016 SC6, LLC for Pool 4. Previous: Mortgage Delinquency: “Signs of Emerging Stress in Some States” Next: The Changing Face of Mortgage Servicing Fannie Mae Closes 14th Reperforming Loan Sale in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Closes 14th Reperforming Loan Sale Share Save Fannie Mae reperforming 2019-11-12 Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. About Author: Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Fannie Mae reperforming Related Articlescenter_img  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago November 12, 2019 1,531 Views Subscribelast_img read more

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Rare blue moon to light up the sky on Halloween

first_imgSjo/iStockBy ZOE MOORE, ABC News (NEW YORK) — On Halloween, the sky will be lit up by a rare blue moon on the spookiest night of the year.While it is called a blue moon, the moon won’t actually appear blue. The phrase refers to the time when a second full moon occurs in one month.According to NASA, a blue moon occurs about seven times every 19 years.This year, there will be a full moon on Oct. 1 and on Oct. 31.The last blue moon appeared March 31, 2018, according to Earth Sky.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img

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Strategic positioning

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Strategic positioningOn 14 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today How can HR begin to have a real impact on business? The answer is get strategic. Rob McLuhan gives a five-step guide to unlocking your potentialHR professionals need to reinvent themselves as strategic players in today’s businesses. That is the theme of much recent comment by academics, consultants and corporate leaders, who stress the impact that effective people management can have on an organisation’s competitiveness.Yet the profession is being slow to take up the challenge. According to a recent survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers, fewer than one in five companies are satisfied with the impact HR is having on business strategy.One of the biggest complaints is over recruitment and retention, with 40 per cent of firms polled saying current approaches are proving ineffective in the war for talent. And a mere 3 per cent of HR’s time is being devoted to management development, despite claims that this is a priority.Demands to take on a strategic role have come as a shock to a profession that originated in the administration of personnel. HR is not used to having influence in organisations – it is represented on the board in only a third of companies polled.Yet its traditional activities have been marginalised by the impact of IT systems. Much of the day-to-day work formerly overseen by managers is now automated, with employees being encouraged to take responsibility for inputting their own data. That has created a vacuum, as many professionals feel bereft of a role, says Linda Holbeche, director of strategic human resources programme at Roffey Park. But she points out that it is also a major opportunity, freeing up the function to take a longer view of the issues confronting businesses.Key stepsRecognise that people are a business’s greatest asset, as a reality not just rhetoricDevelop an understanding of the business and its strategic goalsDisengage from day-to-day administration tasks, by automating or outsourcingFind ways to make the HR function serve the needs of the organisationDevelop the requisite personal skills and get into a position of influence.Broaden your horizonsStand back from the day-to-day issues and develop analytical thinking. “It is important to absorb the wider picture and understand the long-term implications of what you are doing,” says Paul Kearns, senior partner at Personnel Works.Don’t get bogged down in procedural matters, however worthy. Let someone else pore over the minutiae of that industrial tribunal case and think instead about what can be done to stop such a thing happening in future. “You need to look at the underlying issues such as the behaviour of managers,” says Holbeche. “You are gleaning information about the wounds in the organisation and turning that into remedial action.”Link HR to strategic business goalsStep outside your function and look at what the organisation as a whole is trying to achieve. How far do HR activities further these aims? If they are merely geared to meeting legislative needs, filling job vacancies and keeping employment records, it is time to be more proactive.Make sure you understand how changes in your competitive environment are likely to impact on your business. Work together with business managers using business tools such as scenario planning and forecasting exercises.”Look at what other organisations are doing and point out what it will cost yours if it fails to respond to competitive pressures,” recommends Karen Giles, adviser at the CIPD. Benchmark materials can be a powerful tool to influence the executive team to do something that will make a difference, she adds, and HR should exploit these fully.Specific activities might be to:Provide training to boost the quality of customer service, stimulating loyalty and increasing sales,Encourage a culture of knowledge sharing across the organisation, so that skills and expertise are fully exploited,Overhaul recruitment and retention procedures, to ensure the company is attracting and keeping individuals with the right kinds of skills,Relax work processes where possible to create a climate tolerant of experimentation and innovation.Get into a position of influenceAmbition and assertiveness are essential characteristics in a leader. Management expert Michael Porter struck a chord at the CIPD’s Harrogate conference last month when he urged delegates to elbow their way into the executive team. “Show confidence and be bullish about building alliances with business colleagues,” says Giles.Should you try to get on the board? Emphatically yes, says Kearns, who maintains that a seat with the decision makers is essential if HR is to influence strategy.But that may be a long-term goal and in the meantime you will need to find other ways to get your ideas across.The function needs also to have strong links with other parts of the organisation. Line managers and employees are usually involved in HR initiatives and will need to be convinced of their benefits.When dealing with individuals outside HR remember to:Demonstrate the value of HR by communicating the results of performance reviews,Talk the language of business, and don’t confuse people by using HR jargon.Personal development”We all need sometimes to look at our toolbag of skills and identify any gaps,” says Noeleen Doherty, senior research fellow in strategic HR management at Cranfield School of Management.”HR professionals have the skills to do that for themselves, but they can also go to organisations such as the CIPD forthe informational databases that will guide them.”Know your subjectKey management thinkers such as Gary Hamel and Michael Porter are required reading, and there will be many others whose concepts are actively being pursued at board level that you need to know and understand.Expand your qualificationsIncreasing numbers of HR professionals are opting for the MBA as a route to business competence. Distance learning can be combined with work, and employers will often carry much of the cost.Acquire strategic skillsTaking an operational role outside HR for a while is an ideal way to gain business experience. It will help you to understand the concerns of colleagues and to see how people issues impact on organisational strategy.Consider studying new self-development techniquesEdward de Bono’s lateral thinking is said by advocates to be effective at helping to think “out of the box”. And similar claims are made for neuro-linguistic programming as a way to influence others.last_img read more

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Developer launches first upmarket property raffle platform

first_imgPictures have been released of the UK’s first developer-built newbuild apartment to be sold via a raffle.The £2 million apartment in South Kensington in central London is to be raffled for £10 a ticket by developer Gatsby Property, which admits the competition is one way for it to drum up interest in its site as transactions in central London have slumped by up to 40% recently.The London-based developer constructs small to medium size residential developments all over the UK and is raffling the flat at is latest site on Exhibition Road (pictured, above).Its two-bedroom apartment will come ready furnished with Stamp Duty and legal costs paid as will the first year’s council tax, utilities and service charges.But the raffle is not a one-off. The founders of Gatsby Property, Harry Dee and Jonny Jackson, have set up their own competition site for upmarket properties called Cadivus, which any scholars will know means ‘windfall’ in Latin.The duo (pictured, left) reckon there’s a gap in the market for a regulated property raffle platform, although previous efforts have come to grief either because they haven’t attracted enough sales, or because they have not stuck to the rules government such competitions regulated by the Gambling Commission.Gatsby Property says its Cadivus platform will use www.promoveritas.com, the independent adjudicator that the BBC and Channel 4 uses.“We’ve been developing properties in prime London for the past five years and have watched the evolution of property raffle sites with interest,” says Jackson. December 7, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » Developer launches first upmarket property raffle platform previous nextMarketingDeveloper launches first upmarket property raffle platformGatsby Property says there is a gap in the market to sell prime newbuild properties in the UK and is offering a £2m apartment to kick off the initiative.Nigel Lewis7th December 201802,125 Viewslast_img read more

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