5 Jul

I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks in 2020 to retire early on a rising passive income

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Prudential. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Prudential. 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves The State Pension age is expected to rise to 67 later this decade. This means most workers will have to work longer to receive their retirement income.However, by investing in FTSE 100 stocks today, you could improve your chances of being able to retire early and beat the State Pension. The index offers a large number of opportunities that have the potential to grow your wealth and provide a passive income in older age.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 think two companies stand out as being particularly attractive.EasyJetRecent updates from easyJet (LSE: EZJ) have confirmed this low-cost airline is still at the top of its game. Passenger numbers for the year ending 30 September 2019 increased by 8.6% to 96.1m, despite increasing competition in the European budget airline market.The company is now investing large sums of capital into increasing its route network and providing a better offering for customers. It looks as if this is the right decision for the business in the long run. EasyJet has an impressive track record of growth, and it needs to improve its customer service to stay ahead of competitors.Even though the shares have outperformed the market over the past six months, they continue to trade on a low valuation. The stock has a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 12.5, while its dividend yield of 3.5% suggests its total return prospects could be high.With the demand for low-cost air travel continuing to grow, now could be the time to buy easyJet. The company’s strong brand should help it stand out in a crowded field, and deliver a sustainable, growing, passive income for investors.PrudentialAnother FTSE 100 company that appears to have fantastic income credentials is Prudential (LSE: PRU).Global geopolitical worries have hit Prudential’s shares over the past 12 months but, despite investor concerns, the company’s prospects have continued to improve.To help cement its position as one of Asia’s most prominent financial companies, Prudential recently agreed on a 20-year exclusive bancassurance partnership with Southeast Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank in Vietnam. The firm has also signed an agreement to become the preferred life insurance provider to BRG Group Joint Stock Company in Vietnam, which has around 10m customers.These efforts show Prudential is focusing on long term growth. As such, now could be an excellent time to snap a piece of this business at a discounted price.The stock has a P/E ratio of 9.9, with a dividend yield of 2.8% at the time of writing. These metrics indicate the company’s shares could offer a wide margin of safety vs other FTSE 100 stocks at current levels.With a long track record of dividend growth, this looks to be an excellent passive income investment that could give you a steady, growing income for many years in retirement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Enter Your Email Address 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 Images. I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks in 2020 to retire early on a rising passive income “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 | More on: EZJ PRU last_img read more

18 Jun

CJ Stander announces retirement with emotive open letter, saying thanks to those that made a difference

first_imgTuesday Mar 16, 2021 CJ Stander announces retirement with emotive open letter, saying thanks to those that made a difference Ireland international flanker CJ Stander has just announced his retirement, releasing an open letter via the IRFU. The South African born Munster man will play out his Munster contract and complete the mid-year Test window.ADVERTISEMENTThe letter in full:All professional sports people are told “you will know when the time is right to hang up your boots”. It’s a sentiment one cannot fully comprehend until that day arrives. For me, that time has come, and I hereby publicly announce my retirement from all forms of rugby. I will be available to represent Munster until 27 June 2021 when my contract expires, and for International duty, until the end of the mid-year Test window.During the lockdown, I did a stocktake of what matters most to me in life. My faith, family and this incredible game I have played since I was six years old easily topped the list. However, I came to the realisation that my commitment to rugby has started to take an unfair toll on my family, who both in Limerick and South Africa have made considerable sacrifices for more than 25 years to allow me to live my dream.I am not saddened by my decision. I’ve had a full and utterly enjoyable rugby career, and I can now look back on a journey that offered me rewards, memories and surprises beyond anything I could have scripted for myself. I wouldn’t change a thing. The 150 matches I played for Munster were some of the most precious and formative experiences of my life. My blood will remain Munster Red long after I have said my goodbyes to the people of Limerick.I have just played my 50th Test for Ireland. I have never considered myself a foreigner in an Irish jumper, but I knew this environment would only reward hard work, devotion and the forging of authentic relationships. My first steps towards the Test arena were taken from the welcoming midst of the people of Limerick.ADVERTISEMENTIn 2012, arriving as a 22-year-old who only had two kitbags flung over his shoulders and a limited command of English, I had to commit myself to a new family who immediately adopted me as one of their own. Limerick became my home.It was during a freezing training session at Munster towards the end of 2020 that I just knew I had entered the final stretch of my career. I asked myself whether I was still enjoying this enough to earn the continued support of Munster and Ireland, and to justify the sacrifices my family was making.From a performance perspective, the answer was yes. But I always had the intent to retire while I was still playing some of my best rugby. I also knew I wanted my daughter Everli to grow up around her family in South Africa. When all these intentions and considerations intercepted each other during that training session, I discussed the implications thereof with coach Johann van Graan and the Irish Rugby Union. I deeply appreciate that they tried to persuade me otherwise, but I knew it was time.I will be playing my final matches as a professional athlete with contentment and gratitude for what was and for what lies ahead in the next chapter of my life.ADVERTISEMENTI have many people to thank, and I will do most of the thanking in a private setting. For now, I want to say thank you to my parents, Jannie and Amanda, my brother Janneman, my wife Jean-Marié, my daughter Everli, and my family-in-law as well: Ryk (Sr), San-Marie, Ryk, and Elsje. Your boundless love and support carried me.Thank you to my agent, Gerrie Swart. You convinced me that Limerick was a great fit for me, and you have never been more right about anything. I also sincerely value your guidance during this transitional time.I reserve a special word of thanks to the late Anthony “Axel” Foley. Your impact on my personal and professional life remains as tangible today as it was when you were still with us.Thank you to Johann van Graan for being such a powerful and formative force in my life. You first started coaching me when I arrived for training in Pretoria as a 17-year-old. Now, 14 years later, we’re having an Irish pint to celebrate a lifelong friendship.Thank you to the people of Ireland, my larger rugby family in Limerick, the Irish Rugby Union, Joe Schmidt, who first selected me to play for Ireland, Andy Farrell, who continued to back me, and every teammate and member of management I have had the honour of sharing a dressing room with.Not only has my English (marginally) improved thanks to your intervention, but you also pushed me to become a better player, man, husband and father.As I now shift my focus squarely back to my family, I do so hoping that I’m leaving the Irish jersey in an even better space than when I first inherited it. Ireland has enormous talent breaking through the ranks, and it is now time for me to step back and allow a new generation of players to answer Ireland’s call.Sincerely,CJ StanderMarch 2021 Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 13 WEEKS AGO Ireland snatch win but Johnny Sexton admits… 13 WEEKS AGO Tributes pour in as Sonny Bill Williams thanks… 13 WEEKS AGO Thorley and Hepetema suspended after dismissals… 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 TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

18 Jan

Woman Accused Of Sending Ricin Letter To White House Arrested At Peace Bridge

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) The White House / Tia Dufour WASHINGTON – A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to the White House, has been arrested at the New York-Canada border, three law enforcement officials told The Associated Press on Sunday.The letter had been intercepted earlier this week before it reached the White House. The woman was taken into custody by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Peace Bridge border crossing near Buffalo and is expected to face federal charges, the officials said. Her name was not immediately released.The letter addressed to the White House appeared to have originated in Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have said. It was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump and a preliminary investigation indicated it tested positive for ricin, according to the officials.The officials were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. There have been several prior instances in which U.S. officials have been targeted with ricin sent through the mail.A Navy veteran was arrested in 2018 and confessed to sending envelopes to Trump and members of his administration that contained the substance from which ricin is derived. The letters were intercepted, and no one was hurt.In 2014, a Mississippi man was sentenced to 25 years in prison after sending letters dusted with ricin to President Barack Obama and other officials.last_img read more

16 Dec

White People, It’s OK to Not Feel Guilty About Police Killing Black People

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Michael “Manny Faces” ConfortiLook. There are plenty of good, hard-working, God-fearing, tax-paying white people in America, many who self-proclaim to not be one bit racist but who just don’t agree with the #BlackLivesMatter movement or 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance or interracial marriages, whatever…You might be one of them. I’m here to tell you that it’s perfectly OK.After all. All lives matter, not just black ones, right? I mean, sure, some black folks have gotten the short end of the nightstick in life, but most of ’em are just like you and me. If we work hard and pull ourselves up by the bootstraps, anything is possible! They ought to know—they even got themselves a half-black president!So I understand. Sure, you feel bad when someone is killed by police, but white people get killed by police way more! (Maybe not percentage-wise, but still!) And please, we all know there’s not a racist bone in your body. You didn’t own slaves! Why should you be made to feel bad because some black guy might not have complied with the potentially unconstitutional commands of a police officer and was, as tradition seems to dictate, summarily executed where he stood?I mean, Blue Lives Matter too, right?Besides, what about all that black-on-black crime happening in their communities? No one (except for lots of people) is talking about that! All the drugs and gangs and crime and rap music in neighborhoods that for years have been shut out of any possibility of advancement due to racist practices in nearly every sector of our fine, fair society from banking, to housing, to education, to healthcare, to criminal justice, to voting rights, to redlining, to Rockefeller drug laws…Come on, black people! Bootstraps, remember?!?So I get it. All of this nonsense on cable news and social media about #HandsUpDontShoot and #BlackLivesMatter and kneeling during the Pledge is, like, so annoying, especially when you want to read about Brangelina breaking up (if you’re a woman) or Donald Trump’s latest list of reasons why his business experience will help make America great again (if you’re “the poorly educated”).Shoot. If you wanted to hear black people complaining, you would just ask a few to talk about the amount of times they were unconstitutionally stopped and frisked, amirite?So listen. When your token black friend or your traitorous white one wants to pin the entire failure of black families and communities on YOUR shoulders, and make you feel bad about [insert most recent black person shot and killed and left to bleed out by so-called law enforcement officers], I want you to remember: You don’t have to feel bad.He was probably not complying. And, as we all know, when anyone doesn’t comply with the police, that’s grounds for execution.Just look at the recent Chelsea bomber who shot at…Oh, no, wait…Ok, ok. Look at these 8 white people who actually pointed guns at police and…Oh. Wait. Never mind…Anyway, the point is: Don’t feel bad. Our law enforcement officers risk their lives to keep our communities safe and they ticket other communities for all kinds of infractions to make sure they raise enough money to keep our communities safe! They deserve our respect and support.The next time you get attacked on Facebook for defending the actions of an officer who “mistook” his handgun for a Taser, make sure you nitpick the confusing details of the encounter, blame the victim, place no culpability on the officers (who, come on, shouldn’t be expected to be able to subdue an unarmed, non-aggressive suspect without shooting them! What is this, England?) and sardonically mention that “you’re sorry” the black person is dead.But you better make sure you completely miss the point that this tragedy is yet another example of the interconnected set of social systems that have caused the problems in the communities these officers have to work in, the same system that hires and trains officers to enforce these racist policies, upholding what is clearly a system set up to benefit those with power and hold back those without it so that they can never achieve true equality.Please keep ignoring that these policies are tools of oppression, which, of course, you wouldn’t want to agree with because it would tarnish your carefully-crafted-and-protected-through-the-centuries notion of white privilege and self-worth, so you’d rather sit in denial, place blame on “others” and, quite frankly, happily and with no remorse, support a system of white supremacy.And that is perfectly OK.Enjoy it while it lasts.last_img read more

17 Sep

Laffont, 19, Wins France’s First Gold in Women’s Moguls

first_imgWINTER OLYMPICSTeenager Perrine Laffont produced a brilliant final run to win the women’s moguls and France’s first medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics.The 19-year-old scored 78.65 to edge out defending champion Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Canada and become the first Frenchwoman to win the title.Dufour-Lapointe was awarded 78.56 by the judges with Kazakhstan’s Yulia Galysheva taking bronze with 77.40.Australia’s world champion Britteny Cox finished fifth with 75.08.Cox posted the fastest time of the final run with 28.29 seconds, but the time makes up only 20% of the judges’ mark, with the air jumps counting for 20% and 60% for the turns.Canada’s Andi Naude had the best score of the final six before the last run, but she lost control during her final run.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

13 Aug

Emery ‘proud’ after Arsenal stage thrilling fightback

first_imgArsenal head into the international break in fifth place, with just one defeat from their first four matches.Tottenham are two points behind their hated rivals and have won only once in their opening four fixtures.Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has been frustrated by the decision to allow European clubs to buy players after the Premier League transfer deadline.His Denmark playmaker Eriksen has been keen to leave, creating an unsettling effect for the rest of the squad.But with the European deadline looming on Monday, Pochettino hopes Tottenham will be more unified once Eriksen’s future is settled.“In the first half it was a great 45 minutes and I was a little bit ashamed to concede before half-time,” Pochettino said.“We have massive quality and from tomorrow we will all be on the same page. With Christian Eriksen we have to wait but it shows it was the right decision to play him.“He showed a great performance and helped the team to get a point here.“I am optimistic and happy to work with the squad and try to fight for big things for the club.“It is about drawing a strong line for the future. It’s importantShare on: WhatsApp Emery Arsenal Tottenham  London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Unai Emery saluted Arsenal’s fighting spirit after they hit back from two goals down to salvage a pulsating 2-2 draw against Tottenham in Sunday’s north London derby.Emery’s side were in danger of a damaging defeat after goals from Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane put Tottenham in control by the 40th minute at the Emirates Stadium.But Alexandre Lacazette reduced the deficit just before half-time and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed Arsenal’s equaliser after the interval.“I’m pretty proud of our work. We played with our heart, sometimes more than our head. We need the balance,” Emery said.“We need to be clearer in our mind. We made some mistakes in the first half.“The fans pushed us and helped us. The first goal for us was the key.“We deserved to win over the 90 minutes. The match was amazing for everyone watching.”last_img read more

12 Aug

Florida man headbutt and spit in the mouth of deputy who told him to get out of the water

first_imgOfficials in Key Largo, Florida have arrested a 40-year-old man who reportedly became physically and verbally abusive towards them when he was told to get out of the water.The incident occurred Sunday around 3:30 p.m at Gilbert’s Resort.According to the report, officials were called to the area because  several people where jumping off of the docks and into the water in a no-swim zone. When authorities arrived, they found two of the men from the group still swimming in an area where boats come in. Authorities directed the men out of the water and that’s when Yanser Robaina became abusive. Robaina reportedly told the officers “to go [expletive] yourself” and then threatened that they would end up on the news for “hassling” him.Officers then forced Robaina out of the water, put him in handcuffs and walked him to the patrol car.Once inside the vehicle authorities say Robaina began kicking the inside of the door causing damage to the point where the door no longer shuts correctly. Deputies then attempted to put him leg restraints, however, he headbutted an assisting deputy and spit in his mouth. That deputy then threatened to use his stun gun and that is when Robaina to stop fighting. When another deputy grabbed Robaina’s legs to put the leg restraints on Robaina then began kicking that deputy causing the other deputy to shoot him with a stun gun.After Robaina was shot with the stun gun, he stopped resisting arrest altogether.He now faces multiple charges, including resisting a law enforcement officer and felony cocaine possession.last_img read more

3 Aug

‘Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad’ as Leafs edge Sicamous 3-2 to complete successful road trip

first_imgMatt MacDonald, Braden Chow with a pair, and Rayce Miller scoring in the opening frame to give Nelson a 4-1 advantage.Rookie Dylan Williamson, finishing the contest with three points, and Nolan Percival increased the lead to 6-1 after two frames before Darnel St. Pierre, Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap and Michael Crawford completed the scoring for Nelson.Josh Pilon, Louie Federico and Tyler Chavez Leech replied for Revelstoke.Brett Soles won his seventh game of the season as Nelson out shot the Grizzlies 54-29, including a huge 20-4 advantage in the second period.Nelson concludes the three-game road trip Sunday in Sicamous against the Eagles.In Castlegar, Bryan Lubin had four points to lead the Rebels to the one-sided win over Grand Forks. Carson Wornig had four points while Aaron Petten scored the hat trick to finish with three points.In Sicamous, Ben Campbell scored the winner in OT to help the Eagles edge the defending KIJHL champion Nitehawks.Leafs struggle on road as 100 Mile House dumps Green and White 7-3Friday, Game one of a three-game trek into the KIJHL north did not go well for the Nelson Leafs.100 Mile House Wranglers jumped out to a 4-0 lead en route to a 7-3 pasting of the Leafs in the Central BC City.Micky Turner, Justin Schwing, Cole Zimmerman and Nick McCabe scored in the opening 40 minutes to give the Wranglers the insurmountable lead.Nelson made a push in the third, cutting the margin to 5-3 in the third.But Michael Lynch and Nick Headrick, into an empty net, sealed the deal for 100 Mile House.Brady Ward completed the scoring for 100 Mile House while Aaron Dunlap, Aaron Brewer, and Darnel St. Pierre replied for the Leafs.Nelson scored twice on the power play.Leaf starting goalie Adam Maida was chased from the net after two periods in favor of Brett Soles.Nelson, retaining a slim two-point lead over Beaver Valley in Murdoch Division standings, out shot 100 Mile House by a wide 35-19 margin, but ran into a red-hot Kristan Stead in the Wrangler nets.Stead was selected game star for 100 Mile House while 16-year-old rookie Dylan Williamson was named the Leafs star.The contest was the first for Williamson who was reassigned by to the Leafs by Prince Albert of the Western Hockey League. To use a tune by Meat Loaf in regards to the recent weekend for the Nelson Leafs, “Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad”.A third-period goal by Aaron Dunlap proved to be the winner as the Leafs had just enough gas in the tank to edge the Sicamous Eagles 3-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon in Sicamous.The win allowed the Buds to conclude a three-game road swing through KIJHL north with two wins.As the team has done in many games this season, the Leafs were able to control most of the game, out shooting the Eagles 47-21 in the game.The 15-6 advantage in the opening frame paid off in goals by Austin Lindsay and Patrick Croome to give the visitors a 2-0 lead at intermission.Despite being out shot 12-6 in the second period, it was Riley Cardinal scoing the only goal of the period for Sicamous to cut Nelson’s lead to 2-1.The intermission also saw the end of the line for starter Brett Soles, who was replaced by back up Adam Maida for the third period.Maida allowed just one goal, a marker by Justin Wilde just over a minute after Dunlap scored to make it 3-1, in the period to give Nelson a chance to win.Nelson improves to 9-3-2-1 on the season, good for top spot in the Murdoch Division and a tie for second overall in the KIJHL, three points behind league leading Osoyoos Coyotes.Nelson concludes a five-game trip away from the NDCC Arena Friday in Grand Forks against the Bruins before returning home Saturday (October 25) to host the Golden Rockets at 7 p.m.Leafs jump to early lead en route to 9-3 shellacking of RevelstokeOnce again the Nelson Leafs held a wide margin on the shot clock during a KIJHL game.However, this time the Buds also enjoyed a rather large advantage in the goal scoring department.Nelson scored four times in the opening frame to thump the Revelstoke Grizzlies 9-3 in KIJHL action Saturday night in Revelstoke.The win improves the Leafs record to 8-3-2-1 and keeps Nelson in top spot in the Murdoch Division standings, three points in front of both Beaver Valley and Castlegar.The Hawks lost 3-2 in overtime to Sicamous while Castlegar blasted Grand Forks 9-3.last_img read more

3 Aug

Mallard’s Team of the Week — LVR Bombers Girls Soccer Team

first_imgStaff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to tip the hat to the Bombers with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, Allie Zondervan, Maddie Sternloff, Naomi Perkins, Kyra Burkart, Laurel Halleran, Abbie Bouchier-Willans, Jena Wheeldon, Hailee Gerun, Taylor Zimmer, McKenna Bennett, Noa Butterfield, Tara Yowek, Emma Wheeldon, Darian Voisard, Camille Gebhart, Emily Taylor, Sofia Arcuri, Hanna Quinn, Maya Ida and Merissa Dawson.LVR opens against St. Michael’s University before playing Holy Cross of Vancouver Thursday.Friday, the Bombers close out the round robin draw against host Crofton House.The winners of each pool advance into the final four.The championship game is set for noon Saturday. The L.V. Rogers Bombers rode a stellar defence and timely scoring to another Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Soccer Zone Title.The Bombers disposed of local rival J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail (2-0) before dumping David Thompson Lakers of Invermere in the final (3-0).LVR now advances to the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships beginning Thursday hosted by Crofton House in Burnaby.last_img read more