Lloyds braced for 1p dividend

first_img whatsapp Share whatsapp Monday 23 February 2015 12:13 am LLOYDS is poised to pay its first dividend this week for the first time since the financial crisis in a move that could make it easier for the government to sell its remaining 25 per cent shareholding in the bank.The bank is expected to confirm it has been cleared by Britain’s financial regulator to pay a modest dividend for the 2014 financial year when it reports full-year results on Friday. Analysts expect a one pence per share payout. More From Our Partners Porsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img Express KCS by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBallSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteabley Lloyds braced for 1p dividend Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Healthcare stocks rise after Supreme Court Obamacare decision

first_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailGameday NewsNASCAR Drivers Salaries Finally ReleasedGameday NewsInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity Mirror whatsapp Healthcare stocks in the US were up after Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) won an important victory today.  Up for debate was whether subsidies would be available to people in all 50 states, or just those which set up insurance marketplaces under the act. The court ruled the subsidies should be available universally. The majority ruling removed the possibility of coverage being put at risk for more than 6.4m people. Many health insurers have benefited from Obamacare, as the ACA is known, because the act makes it a legal requirement that people have insurance. Stocks in UnitedHealth, the US’s biggest healthcare company, were up 2.61 per cent at the time of writing, while Humana was up 2.07 per cent.”Congress passed the Affordable Care act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them,” chief justice John Roberts, who was one of the six, wrote in his statement.Dissenting, associate justice Antonin Scalia said the decision was “absurd”:This court… concludes that this limitation would prevent the rest of the act from working as well as hoped. So it rewrites the law to make tax credits available everywhere. We should start calling this law SCOTUScare (Supreme Court of the United States).The continued battle over a law passed five years ago underlines how contentious the issue of universal healthcare is in America. Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio weighed in, with both offering the opinions you might expect.https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton/status/614079976892182528Rick Perry, a candidate to the right of the Republican Party, implied the battle would continue. center_img Billy Ehrenberg Thursday 25 June 2015 11:18 am Healthcare stocks rise after Supreme Court Obamacare decision Share Tags: Barack Obama Peoplelast_img read more

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My work-life balance is tilting toward work. I’m trying to tilt it back

first_img “What’s hot for the weekend?”For graduate students like me, this is a loaded question.It’s asking, however friendly the intent, “What will you prioritize this weekend? Churning out data, or working on your tan?”advertisement In science and medicine, diversity shouldn’t be optional Related: [email protected] Different work styles make the scientific field a richer place, but it doesn’t make the task of setting personal priorities any easier. Like every other scientist, I have to decide how much work I need to do to meet not only the external pressure to publish, but also to satisfy my internal curiosity. I have to figure out what balance of lab time and time spent with my family and friends will maximize my contribution to society and personal happiness. I have to recognize that I will work long hours in blocks, and I will occasionally take days or weekends off.Right now, I have no idea where this balance lies. As the weeks pass, I’m tweaking my schedule; I don’t know if it’s possible to arrive at perfection. But I do know this: If you ask me what’s hot for my weekend, I’ll tell you — it’s the pancakes I’m cookin’, the date I’m going on, or the river I’m lounging by.And I’m not ashamed of that. Newsletters Sign up for Weekend Reads Our top picks for great reads, delivered to your inbox each weekend. Please enter a valid email address. Mike Reddy for STAT Sara Whitlock The bread and butter of biomedical research is publishing research papers to get grants to publish more research papers to get more grants. This means hundreds, if not thousands, of hours of work, of timed experiments that don’t skip weekends, and of model organisms that need to be fed and looked after, even if it’s Friday night.It’s competitive, meaning 10- or 12-hour days are totally normal and expected, even on weekends. And given the ideal — the researcher who works night and day in pursuit of life’s big answers, it’s easy to feel guilty if, like me, your weekend plans often involve more sunglasses than safety glasses.advertisement One reason young people don’t go into science? We don’t fail well Could it be the perception that we’re not curious enough if we leave before dinnertime? That we’re not driven enough if we don’t run the clock out on each and every day? Burning curiosity is a powerful force. It’s the pursuit of that moment when confusing results finally make sense, or realizing after a year of trying that you have figured out how a bacterium infects or a protein folds. That passion for answers doesn’t take breaks for the weekend.For some of us, this kind of drive is harder to manage, because like a carrot dangling off a string, our goal, that answer, that satisfied curiosity is within reach — if we work a little longer, a little harder, just one more hour, or one more experiment. When do we walk away? There aren’t any fixed benchmarks for satisfying curiosity. It’s deeply personal. But over time, the image it creates has become universal.The model scientist has no hobbies, no relationships, and they are consumed by the desire to answer the next question about our inner workings. My classmate is one of them. She recently asked me, “What am I supposed to do, just stop doing my work on Friday and wait until Monday to start again? I’d get bored!” Most scientists have points in their career where they share this feeling — it’s why we take on a profession built on failure.But the realities of life — children or elderly parents, school plays, or even a promising date means many of us can’t spend every waking moment in the lab. Some need to recharge with a novel, cooking, or going on a long run. Without those breaks, they wouldn’t have the energy to keep going in the face of the failures inevitable in scientific research. I’d like to think that all of these work styles have a place in science, and that taking some time off shouldn’t be a cause for guilt. Tags educationresearch Related: Under the MicroscopeMy work-life balance is tilting toward work. I’m trying to tilt it back By Sara Whitlock July 7, 2017 Reprints About the Author Reprints Leave this field empty if you’re human: As I start my second year of graduate school, the enormity of the (hopefully) four-year-long project necessary get my Ph.D. is sinking in. The stack of papers I have to read to learn about my field is ever-growing and the number of experiments I need to design and perform, then troubleshoot and try again when they fail, is overwhelming.My work-life balance ends up tilting toward work, often with a thud, and it’s not easy to tilt it back toward the middle. But I’m trying. After four years of a near-cloistered existence in college, I don’t want to be as exhausted and apathetic as I was when I graduated. I think I’ll be a better scientist in the long run if I can walk away, even for a day, and come back refreshed.I’m not alone.It is possible to fit the work you need to do into a 40- or 50-hour work week. A recent article from Nature presents convincing examples of scientists who limit their time in the lab without hindering their careers. Although they didn’t work the 80-hour weeks many scientists think necessary, these researchers managed to not only publish papers and get funding, they also won awards and excelled beyond colleagues who presumably put in more hours of work.Even knowing this, I still feel twinges of shame if I leave the lab for the evening and don’t plan to read research papers or work on analyzing the data I’ve collected from the day’s experiments. My coworkers stress about taking time away from the lab to spend with family and friends. If it’s possible to accomplish enough to meet the external requirements — getting enough data for papers and winning funding — why do we still feel guilty? Privacy Policylast_img read more

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Oregon legislature passes a drug price transparency bill as more states seek relief

first_imgPharmalot Ed Silverman STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. APStock About the Author Reprints By Ed Silverman March 5, 2018 Reprints You may soon be able to add Oregon to the growing number of states with laws that require drug makers to report and justify price hikes for some medicines.In a bipartisan vote late Friday, the Oregon Senate overwhelmingly passed such a bill, 25-to-4, just a few days after the same legislation was approved by the House. The legislation, called the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act, now goes to Gov. Kate Brown, who is expected to sign it. Oregon legislature passes a drug price transparency bill as more states seek relief Log In | Learn More What’s included?center_img GET STARTED Tags diabetesdrug pricinglegalpharmaceuticalsSTAT+ [email protected] Unlock this article by subscribing to STAT+ and enjoy your first 30 days free! GET STARTED What is it? Pharmalot Columnist, Senior Writer Ed covers the pharmaceutical industry. @Pharmalot Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr.last_img read more

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New Farmers of Camp No.22 Revealed

first_img North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) Facebook Twitter US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again SHARE News There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img NewsEconomy By Daily NK – 2012.10.25 4:52pm It has been confirmed that the people now farming the land formerly within the confines of No.22 Hoiryeong Political Prison Camp are low class families from the local counties of Saebyeol and Eundeok. A source from the region reported the news to Daily NK, after noting that the former prisoners of No.22 were sent south by freight train early in June, while camp staff sold off the camp’s remaining harvested produce in the local market. Foodstuffs such as pork, corn and oil produced by political prison camps are known to be of high quality, and sell relatively easily.A different source also commented on news released by Daily NK in late September asserting that the camp warden had defected, saying, “He hasn’t been caught to our knowledge, so people here assume that he is already enjoying the white rice of South Chosun,” before adding that “It is people from Saebyeol County and Eundeok County who are doing the farming there now.”No.22 Hoiryeong Political Prison Camp was one of North Korea’s ‘Completely Controlled Zones,’ meaning that prisoners were interned there without hope of release. In the words of Shin Dong Hyuk, who was born and grew up in another such camp, No.14 Kaechon, “We lived like slaves, without a clue who Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il even are.”One defector who accidentally got within viewing distance of the camp at Hoiryeong some years before her defection in 2009 explained her own story, saying, “I was heading into the mountains to pick medicinal herbs with the ladies from my people’s unit when we lost the way and came up against the perimeter of the camp. The guards there grabbed us and took us away by car, bound and blindfolded. We were terrified for a day and more, but we didn’t actually see a thing.” New Farmers of Camp No.22 Revealed News AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] last_img read more

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Quadrus introduces family of low-volatility equity mutual funds

first_img Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Toronto-based Quadrus Investment Services Ltd. announced on Friday that it has launched a new family of low-volatility equity mutual funds, which include Global Low Volatility, Canadian Low Volatility Class and U.S. Low Volatility. Jade Hemeon Franklin Templeton launches new real asset fund Facebook LinkedIn Twitter “These low-volatility funds were designed specifically to help reduce the overall risk of the investor’s portfolio and, in doing so, to provide downside protection while still retaining meaningful upside potential,” says George Turpie, senior vice president, investment products, wealth-management with Quadrus, in a statement. The funds were developed for clients who are conservative and reluctant to be in the stock market, as well as for pre-retirees who seek relatively high returns but with lower risks, he says. Quadrus has also added additional mandates to its offerings in balanced and fixed-income, including Diversified Fixed Income Folio, a multi-asset fixed-income fund, as well as two five-star rated funds, Mackenzie Ivy Foreign Equity Fund and Mackenzie Ivy Global Balanced fund. Quadrus also announced the lowering of management fees on 22 funds and a new fee rebate program that starts when a client has $100,000 invested. The company will also distribute a new fee-based fund series (QF Series). Toronto-based Mackenzie Financial Corp., a subsidiary of Winnipeg-based IGM Financial Inc., manages the Quadrus family of funds. The funds are distributed exclusively through Quadrus, one of the largest mutual fund dealers in Canada and a member of the Great-West Lifeco Inc. group of companies. Photo copyright: imilian/123RF Keywords Mutual fundsCompanies Quadrus Investment Services Ltd. IG Wealth amends product shelf imilian/123RF Purpose looks to fill retirement income gap with longevity fundlast_img read more

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Tropical Storm Ernesto – Release #3

first_imgTropical Storm Ernesto – Release #3 UncategorizedAugust 26, 2006 RelatedTropical Storm Ernesto – Release #3 RelatedTropical Storm Ernesto – Release #3 RelatedTropical Storm Ernesto – Release #3center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The ODPEM is reminding all Shelter Managers to immediately report to their Parish Disaster Coordinator.Persons in the following areas are being asked to be on the alert for flooding and landslippages:St. Thomas Advertisementslast_img

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Hanover Marks Bustamante’s 125th Birthday on Tuesday

first_imgRelatedHanover Marks Bustamante’s 125th Birthday on Tuesday RelatedHanover Marks Bustamante’s 125th Birthday on Tuesday Hanover Marks Bustamante’s 125th Birthday on Tuesday Office of the Prime MinisterFebruary 23, 2009 Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A civic ceremony, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the birth of National Hero, Sir Alexander Bustamante, will be held on Tuesday (Feb. 24), at Sir Alexander’s birthplace in Blenheim, Hanover.The annual event is being staged jointly by the Hanover Parish Council and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC).Slated to commence at 11:00 am, the birthday tribute will be attended by an array of civic and political leaders, and representatives of the Bustamante Industrial Trade Union (BITU), which Sir Alexander founded.Newly appointed Custos of Hanover, Dr. N A Stair, will attend the ceremony for the first time in his official capacity. Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2008, Katrina Grant, who is from the adjoining parish of Westmoreland, is also expected to be in attendance.Cultural presentations in speech, song and dance, will be performed by representatives of schools and folk groups throughout Hanover. Many of these groups have been awarded at the highest level in the JCDC’s annual cultural competitions.Organisers have promised that the event, which will honour the national hero and first prime minister, will be of the high standard that patrons have come to expect over the years. RelatedHanover Marks Bustamante’s 125th Birthday on Tuesdaylast_img read more

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Budget 2021 fails to make house buying easier for young Kiwis

first_imgBudget 2021 fails to make house buying easier for young Kiwis Well done to the Government on funding its housing initiatives, but for most first-home buyers Budget 2021 will make little difference, says one real estate boss.“It brings to life measures the Government has already announced in recent months. However, it does little to help young Kiwis pull together a deposit or secure a mortgage – both of which are increasingly difficult,” says Derryn Mayne, Owner of Century 21 New Zealand.Her comments follow Finance Minister Grant Robertson confirming today that Budget 2021 will help deliver more housing supply, with a strong focus on lifting Maori homeownership rates announced.“Homeownership rates for Maori have always been much lower than the rest of the population, so this is really positive. I was also hoping to see more for first-home buyers generally, with some bold moves to actually get them on the property ladder. Sure, the Government’s already tinkered with the likes of HomeStart Grants and First Home Loans, but in this market much more is required,” she says.The Century 21 leader says the Finance Minister has long promised to ‘tilt the balance more towards first-home buyers’ but Budget 2021 has not achieved that.“He could’ve announced partnership models such as ‘rent to buy’ schemes or that the Government would act as loan guarantor for eligible first-home buyers. Another initiative could’ve been interest-free government loans for deposits on first homes – like student loans in tertiary education. It’s those kinds of things that would’ve made a real difference,” she says.Ms Mayne says access to entry remains. Young Kiwis simply can’t break into the property market, despite many easily able to potentially service a mortgage rather than paying high rents.“Owning your own house is a huge ‘wellbeing’ advantage for Kiwis at the end of their working lives. While the Government’s housing initiatives announced so far may have individual merit, collectively they’re still not enough to substantially lift the country’s overall property ownership rates. Budget 2021 could’ve changed that, but it didn’t,” says Derryn Mayne. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:break-in, Century, education, finance, Government, housing affordability, Minister, mortgage, New Zealand, population, property, property market, real estate, Robertson, Student, younglast_img read more

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CU-Boulder Marketing Professor Named Head Of National Society

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: May 29, 2002 University of Colorado at Boulder marketing Professor Paul Herr has been elected president of the Society for Consumer Psychology. The society, a division of the American Psychological Association, is the premier organization for academics engaged in the study of marketing and consumer psychology. Membership is comprised of marketing practitioners and research scholars from top universities. He was named president-elect of the organization in 2001. “Paul Herr has played a critical role in the growth and development of the Society for Consumer Psychology,” said Marian Friestad, past president of the society. “As editor of the Journal of Consumer Psychology, he helped establish the credentials of the journal and the society. I’m confident that under his leadership, the society will thrive and grow.” Herr was named a fellow of the society in 1999 for his outstanding contributions and leadership in the field of consumer psychology. Fewer than 60 individuals have received this honor since the early 1950s. “Paul has had a distinguished career in the areas of consumer psychology and behavior,” said Donald Lichtenstein, associate dean at the Leeds School. “His appointment as president of the Society of Consumer Psychology is validation of the impact that his research has had on the field. This recognition is important for the marketing faculty, the Leeds School of Business and the University of Colorado.” The Journal of Consumer Psychology is published by the society and during Herr’s tenure as editor the journal experienced accelerated growth in its reputation as a scholarly outlet for consumer psychology research. He also is an editorial board member of the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Consumer Psychology. Herr’s research interests include consumer memory, attitude theory, decision making and brand management. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Marketing Association and the Association for Consumer Research.last_img read more

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