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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Aviva (LSE: AV) share price has risen about 45% in the past year. I believe the positive financial results and the restructuring of its business under the new CEO Amanda Blanc led the share price to rally.Here, I further analyse the pros and cons of investing in this FTSE 100 company.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 bull case for Aviva share priceAviva reported 2020 operating profits of £3.2bn. This was broadly in line with last year’s results. In my opinion, the profits are good when considering the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The company’s earnings per share rose 10% year-on-year to 70.2p.Aviva’s bulk purchase annuity business growth is strong. It grew by 48% year-on-year to £6bn in this year. Management is confident that Aviva’s financial strength as well as expertise in the annuity business, will help it to further succeed in this growing market. The general insurance business has also done well, as the net written premiums rose 10% to £2bn. Aviva recently completed the sale of its Polish business to Allianz for £2.1bn. This is the last of the planned sale of non-core parts of the business. The company had earlier planned to sell non-core assets worth £7.5bn. It plans to reduce its debt with proceeds, which should help to improve its capital structure. It also plans to make a substantial return of capital to shareholders. Aviva has a stable capital structure. Last year, the company announced a new dividend policy and capital framework. It aligns with the strategy to focus on core markets of the UK, Ireland, and Canada. The company plans to gradually increase the dividends. For the year 2020, the company declared a dividend of 21p. At the current market price, the dividend yield is 5.25%. However, there is no guarantee that the company will continue to pay future dividends. The bear case for Aviva share priceAviva has sold most of its international business in order to concentrate on its core markets. However, if the core markets like UK and Ireland businesses do not perform as expected it will have an impact on the entire group’s business. Previously, it was more geographically diversified.On the other hand, there is no guarantee that the management can effectively use the capital. It has to rightly invest the money in growth areas. Also, we are yet to ascertain the long-term results of the sale of these businesses on the group’s profits.The insurance sector is getting very competitive. With modern technology, consumers can easily compare the insurance premiums of various companies. Nowadays, with the wide choice, consumers often choose the lowest price. This will put pressure on the company’s profits. The company has efficient risk management. However, it is not immune to credit risk, investment risk and liquidity risk, among others, due to some adverse uncertain events. Final viewAviva has been successful in selling its non-core assets. It has a good capital structure. The shares are currently trading at a price-to-earnings ratio of 5.75. This makes me believe that it is a value buy for my portfolio. The Aviva share price is rising: here’s what I’d like to do See all posts by Royston Roche
Projects “COPY” CopyHousing•France ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/470642/grenelle-35-logements-peripheriques-architectes Clipboard France Grenelle, 35 Logements / Peripheriques ArchitectesSave this projectSaveGrenelle, 35 Logements / Peripheriques Architectes photographs: Sergio Grazia, Peripheriques ArchitectesPhotographs: Sergio Grazia, Courtesy of Peripheriques ArchitectesCost:5.35 M € not including VAT (value of 2007)Architect In Charge:Anne-Françoise Jumeau, Emmanuelle Marin, David TrottinCountry:FranceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cross Section A-A´Recommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82DoorsAir-LuxPivoting DoorDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesText description provided by the architects. The plot allotted to the project is situated between Fremicourt street and Boulevard de Grenelle. It is exceptional by its orientation and its center which is in continuity with the neighbouring gardens. In order to achieve a Low Energy Consumption Building in Paris, it is fundamental to recon on important technical plans of action. Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaThe position of the building’s body on the boulevard (nine levels high) and on the street (ten levels high) is planned in a way to allow housing units with a double exposition. Their south end is extended by loggia spaces with pleasant views. Beyond the general implantation question, the proposed working drawing of the building is adapted to the context’s constrains. Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaThe facades are creased in order to exploit at best its exposition and to mark the opening to the surrounding free spaces. The program’s particularity is that the same operation unites social housing as well as private housing units. Thus, we have imagined to treat the facades in a common way but with some declension. Save this picture!© Sergio GraziaThe four facades, isolated on the interior, have been enveloped in an openwork horizontal sheathing elements – using glass for the Fremicourt side, anodized aluminium and wood for the garden side, and finally enamelled terracotta for the Boulevard de Grenelle side.Project gallerySee allShow lessTesistan Warehouse / CoA arquitectura + Estudio Macias PeredoSelected ProjectsPlumber: Is This Not A Pipe? – Launch of Volume 37EventProject locationAddress:FranceLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Grenelle, 35 Logements / Peripheriques Architectes Architects: Peripheriques Architectes Area Area of this architecture project 2013 Year: 2013 ArchDaily Housing Photographs Area: 2800 m² Area: 2800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/470642/grenelle-35-logements-peripheriques-architectes Clipboard Save this picture!© Sergio Grazia+ 29 Share Year: “COPY” CopyAbout this officePeripheriques ArchitectesOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingHousingFrancePublished on January 28, 2014Cite: “Grenelle, 35 Logements / Peripheriques Architectes” 28 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Portland, Ore. As a massive winter storm swept across the U.S. last week, knocking out power from Oregon to Texas to the East Coast, millions of people found themselves in a desperate situation: no electricity, no water, no transportation and life-threatening cold — all in the midst of a global pandemic.Portland police guard a dumpster of discarded food from hungry residents without electricity Feb. 16.Over 300,000 people in the Portland metro area alone lost power in Oregon’s largest power failure in decades. Grocery stores without electricity began throwing out refrigerated and frozen foods, and at a Kroger-owned Fred Meyer store in Northeast Portland, nearby residents began retrieving discarded food from a large dumpster outside.Fred Meyer management claims they normally donate food to charities, but icy road conditions prevented food pantries from safely reaching the store. They claimed the discarded food posed a food safety risk — despite the temperature outside being colder than the inside of a cooler — and barred access to the food. Citing fear of a “physical confrontation” as a result of management’s decision to deny dumpster food to hungry residents, the store called the police. Many of those present in the crowd were regular Fred Meyer customers who simply needed food and had no other option than to try and retrieve it from the dumpster.The Oregonian newspaper reported Feb. 18 that “a dozen officers arrived at the scene. One officer wasn’t wearing a mask and refused to put one on until a supervisor arrived.” Police then began to threaten the crowd, which fluctuated between 15 and 50 people, with arrest, even threatening to arrest a journalist with a visible press badge who arrived to document the situation. This kind of aggressive, inhumane behaviour from police isn’t surprising, especially after last summer’s gigantic protests against racist police brutality were met with massive police repression. The same tactics used to disperse anti-racist protesters were used against hungry residents seeking food from a dumpster. Capitalist ‘order’Police said they were at the store to “restore order.” And in a way they were right: “Order” under capitalism looks like big corporations throwing away food during a disaster instead of giving it to people in need. Capitalist “order” means the rich grow richer during a pandemic, while millions fall into poverty, and hundreds of thousands perish. It means constant warfare, immigrant concentration camps and racist police terror.“Order” apparently does not look like meeting the people’s needs by any means necessary during an emergency, but rather protecting private property, even if it’s bound for a landfill and will never be sold for a profit. In Texas, electricity was kept on in downtown areas, heating empty office towers, while neighborhood after neighborhood was plunged into darkness and cold. Pictures of glowing downtowns surrounded by seas of darkness quickly made their way around the internet, prompting outrage and anger.The scene that played out in Northeast Portland is one we’re repeatedly told doesn’t happen here. Mainstream media will gleefully show pictures of food shortages in countries like Venezuela, which are under crushing U.S. sanctions, but even the highly sensationalized reports there never show Venezuelan police guarding dumpsters and threatening mass arrests for anyone attempting to take discarded food.Vietnam, which U.S. media and government agencies denigrate as an “authoritarian” regime that does not respect human rights, set up rice-dispensing ATMs during the beginning of the pandemic, where anyone could get free rice. Vietnam mounted a successful response to COVID-19, and the country has avoided food insecurity.If this story from Portland played out in China, Cuba or any other “enemy” of the U.S., it would be cited as definitive proof of their failure. It would be front-page news, and we would hear speeches from elected officials about the need for “humanitarian intervention.”The U.S., despite having the world’s largest economy and military, still fails to meet peoples’ basic needs — to such a degree that people will confront cops to get food from dumpsters.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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Automobile Traders Association of Delhi Moves SC Against MHA Direction To Pay Full Wages During Lockdown
Top StoriesAutomobile Traders Association of Delhi Moves SC Against MHA Direction To Pay Full Wages During Lockdown Prabhati Nayak Mishra3 Jun 2020 9:57 AMShare This – xThe Automobile Traders Association of Delhi (ATAD) has approached Supreme Court against Centre’s order directing the private entities to pay full salary/wages to their staff during the lockdown period announced due to outbreak of Covid-19.The petitioner association has sought quashing of clause-III of March 29 order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs under the Disaster Management…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Automobile Traders Association of Delhi (ATAD) has approached Supreme Court against Centre’s order directing the private entities to pay full salary/wages to their staff during the lockdown period announced due to outbreak of Covid-19.The petitioner association has sought quashing of clause-III of March 29 order issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs under the Disaster Management Act directing the private employers to make full payment of salary/wages to their workers or employees.The plea is listed for hearing tomorrow before the bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan, which is also to take up a batch of petitions pertaining to COVID 19 related issues.The petition, filed by advocate Nikhil Jain, stated that the members of the association are facing an “existential crisis” due to the pandemic.”The impugned order has been passed without keeping in view the economic downfall/ economic depression suffered by the private industries and without considering financial ability to bear the burden of full wages during the lockdown.””During this unprecedented situation of covid-19 various governments of different countries across the globe are taking measures for the workers/ employees, but Government of India has not taken any steps for the workforce and instead put the entire burden on the employers owners to pay full wages salaries.”Seeking quashing of the clause-III of Centre’s order, the plea said “the central government under section 10 (2) (1) of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 lacks the legislative competence to direct private establishments to pay full wages/ salaries to their workforce. The impugned Government order is illegal, arbitrary and violative of Article 14 (19 ) (1) (g ) and 300 A of the Constitution and thus liable to be struck down and quashed by this Hon’ble Court.Next Story
ITHACA, N.Y. — At a celebration of Dorothy Cotton’s legacy on Saturday, the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II opened his remarks with a call-and-response: “Forward together, not one step back.”Cotton’s family, friends, neighbors and colleagues spoke of honoring the civil rights leader and educator by carrying on her work. Hundreds of people packed Bailey Hall for the celebration Saturday.“She doesn’t need us to stand here and praise her,” said longtime friend and civil rights activist Aljosie Aldrich Harding. Instead, she asked the gathered community to think about “how you can take the spirit of Dorothy Cotton and the lessons from Dorothy Cotton and the spiritual power of Dorothy Cotton and teach and share in your home and in your community.”Cotton, who passed away in June at the age of 88, dedicated her life to advancing civil and human rights. She worked as the educational director for the SCLC and led its Citizenship Education Program throughout the 1960s. In Ithaca, where she lived for more than three decades, she partnered with colleges and community organizations to continue her advocacy.The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers perform at the celebration of the life of Dorothy Cotton in Bailey Hall. (Cornell University Photography) The Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers perform at the celebration of the life of Dorothy Cotton in Bailey Hall. (Cornell University Photography)Speakers at the memorial emphasized her tireless energy, her role as a woman in a male-dominated movement and her love of music.“I couldn’t honor Dorothy Cotton without having a sing-along,” said Baruch Whitehead, who directs the Dorothy Cotton Jubilee Singers. The choir, which is dedicated to the preservation of “negro spirituals,” sang throughout the program. At multiple points the audience joined in.Rev. Barber has been crisscrossing the country as co-chair of the revived Poor People’s Campaign, but made time for the trip to Ithaca to honor a woman who he called “my sister, my mentor, my hero, my woman apostle.”He evoked Cotton’s legacy by using music to bring the audience to a fever pitch. “If the spirit says move, you got to move!” he began, citing a spiritual song that Cotton was known to sing.“So how do we honor Dorothy? If we want to honor Dorothy then let us say in our time, when things need to be done right now, if the spirit says march, let’s march y’all. If the spirit says go to jail, let’s go to jail y’all. If the spirit says take on Donald Trump, let’s take on Donald Trump y’all. If the spirit says vote, let’s vote y’all. If the spirit says stand up for freedom in the 21st century, let’s stand up y’all. That’s the only way to honor Dorothy.”Celebration of the life of Dorothy Cotton in Bailey Hall. (Cornell University Photography) Celebration of the life of Dorothy Cotton in Bailey Hall. (Cornell University Photography)Rev. Barber speculated that Cotton would tell people fed up with current politics “to stop fussing and fighting … and to organize and deal with it.” He also called on attendees to “remember and commend” Cotton as a woman who was often overshadowed by the men around her. Several speakers emphasized Cotton’s role as a woman in a movement dominated by men. Harding said, “Dorothy Cotton did not help Dr. King, or help this person. Dorothy Cotton was a leader in her own right.” Harding encouraged women to follow Cotton’s example. “I want to call on the women to step forward and take our rightful place,” she said.Planning committee member Peyi Soyinka-Airewele described Cotton as a “feisty feminist” and said, “She’d be delighted because we’re in a community … where we have three female, formidable college presidents.”The presidents of Cornell University, Ithaca College and Tompkins Cortland Community College all acknowledged Cotton’s commitment to education and community dialogue. Cornell’s Martha Pollack said Cotton was “a role model for countless other women, inspiring them to teach and to lead.”(l.-r.) Aljosie Aldrich Harding, long-time friend of Dorothy Cotton and a National Advisor to the Dorothy Cotton Institute; Elder Gwen Hinton-Perry, niece of Dorothy Cotton; Shirley Collado, president of Ithaca College; Martha Pollack, president of Cornell University; and Orinthia T. Montague, president of Tompkins Cortland Community College. (Cornell University Photography)Ithaca College President Shirley Collado said Cotton had “a resounding voice that encouraged dialogue, facilitated empowerment and brought many, many people together.”Orinthia Montague, president of Tompkins Cortland Community College, called Cotton “a champion for education, political activism, and supporting humanity in all rights,” and credited Cotton with creating opportunities for women of color to lead.Cotton’s niece, Elder Gwen Hinton-Perry, spoke to her aunt’s motivational role in the family. She said her aunt “always wanted more for her family,” and shared an anecdote about a time when Cotton and her sisters had dinner in a hotel restaurant.“One of the sisters said, ‘Wow this is such a beautiful place. I would love to work here one day.’ Aunt Dorothy corrected her and said, ‘Why can’t you aspire to own this place?’ Her mindset was always over the top,” Hinton-Perry said. “If she was going somewhere, nothing stopped her.”The three-hour memorial featured letters and acknowledgments from leaders and organizations across the country. Ambassador Andrew Young, who worked closely with Cotton at the SCLC, wrote that she was his “sister and mother superior.” Activist Marian Wright Edelman wrote that Cotton’s legacy should teach us “if you see something wrong, sometimes you may need to start an action all by yourself.”Amidst all these calls to action, it was the music that brought people to their feet.Minister Nelson Watkins, who worked with Cotton on the annual Congressional Civil Rights Pilgrimage, remembered how she described the crescendo of weeklong citizenship education sessions. As participants embraced their rights as citizens, she told him, the songs progressed “from ones of sorrow on Monday to freedom songs on Friday.”The Jubilee Singers began the memorial with a plaintive song. Its lyrics narrated a search for peace and strength “in the time of the storm.” They ended the ceremony with a song called “Anticipation.” Anticipation that, to honor Dorothy Cotton’s legacy, the assembled would move forward. Forward together, not one step back.All photos courtesy of Cornell University Photography. Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: Tagged: civil rights, cornell university, dorothy cotton, martha pollack, Martin Luther King Jr., memorial, Orinthia Montague, Shirley Collado Devon Magliozzi is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] or 607-391-0328. More by Devon Magliozzi Devon Magliozzi
Expert’s viewOn 19 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today NicholasWright explains how to get the best out of staff surveysNicholasWright leads internal communication practice at PR agency Fishburn Hedges. Hehas worked as a consultant and held similar internal communication posts atBoots and Lloyds TSB.Howdo you determine the content of a survey?Onemethod I’ve used has been a core questionnaire (put together with input fromall the businesses) and then a short set of ‘bolt-on’ questions for eachbusiness.Howare companies running surveys?Manycompanies are exploring online polling – ask the ‘big’ question at thebeginning of the week; get responses with say a 48-hour deadline, and, withappropriate software, turn it into results and e-mail a follow-up questionnaireto the employee audience by the end of the week. Motorola created a ’60-secondsurvey’. Conducted every other week, and limited to six multiple choicequestions with an opportunity for extra comment, results can be viewedimmediately by users.Whatconstitutes a successful survey for you?Thatit is both global and local, trend-based, action orientated and linked to otherresearch. The holy grail for employee research is to link it consistently withexternal customer research – in this way you can establish whether the more satisfiedemployees are delivering greater customer satisfaction. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.