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In doing so, stock valuations have historically reverted to their long-term averages. This means that today’s undervalued stocks could make gains as investors become more upbeat about their operating environments in a growing world economic environment.Investors who have purchased cheap shares in high-quality businesses have generally benefited from market cycles. In other words, buying equities at low prices and holding them for the long run allows an investor to capitalise on the ups and downs of the stock market. Over time, this may mean they can outperform the returns of indices such as the S&P 500 and FTSE 100.Opportunities to buy cheap stocks todayEven though many of 2020’s dirt-cheap shares have enjoyed strong recoveries, a number of companies continue to offer good value for money. Investors are concerned about the prospects for a number of sectors in 2021, including industries such as banking, hospitality and energy. As such, there may be opportunities to buy undervalued stocks in those, and other, sectors at the present time.Over time, a diverse portfolio of such companies can deliver high returns that outperform other assets such as gold. In doing so, they could provide an investor with an improving financial outlook. Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 5th January, 2021 Enter Your Email Address 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 Peter Stephenslast_img read more

The Guardian’s Christmas Charity Appeal focuses on Domestic Violence

first_img Howard Lake | 1 December 2003 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The Guardian’s Christmas Charity Appeal focuses on Domestic Violence AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New Philanthropy Capital is delighted to announce that the Guardian’s 2003 Christmas Charity Appeal is focusing on domestic violence charities in the UK. Money raised in the UK appeal will be distributed amongst nine organisations making genuine progress in the fight against domestic violence against women. Each of these charities has been independently assessed and recommended by NPC.The appeal draws on NPC’s research report “Charity Begins at Home: Domestic Violence: A Guide for Donors and grant-makers” which identified domestic violence as an area in which charities are under-funded, and where the statutory response, although improving, is inadequate and thus the role of charities is essential.The Guardian’s decision to address a whole area of social need rather than one specific charity is an innovative approach which aims to give donors the opportunity to support a range of organisations, many of which have neither the fund-raising resources nor the national profile to access funds from the public, and which are therefore reliant on other sources such as grant-making trusts.For details about the appeal and how to donate, visit www.society.guardian.co.uk/christmasappealWorld AIDS DayToday (1st December) is World AIDS Day. There are around 45 million people worldwide infected with HIV. Over 10% of them live in South Africa.The South African Government, after much feet dragging, has unveiled a plan to roll out universal anti-retroviral treatment over five years. While this is good news, there is still an imperative role for philanthropists. NPC estimate that, despite this plan, over 1 million South Africans will die of AIDS before the treatment plan reaches universal coverage in 2008.NPC published a comprehensive guide for donors on HIV/AIDS in South Africa – “Rhetoric to Action” – in August 2003. Attached is an NPC update which details the Government’s new plans and provides donors with funding recommendations on some highly effective charities that are tackling AIDS on the ground. These include: organisations providing a bridgehead and facilitating advocacy to speed the roll out of government funding; projects providing orphan support and palliative care to those who miss out on the treatment plan; charities involved in the prevention of HIV.NPC is available to advise donors and structure grant agreements. For further information see www.philanthropycapital.org or contact [email protected] Mercer, Chief ExecutiveNew Philanthropy CapitalReg Charity No: 1091450. Trustees: David Robins, Gavyn Davies, Peter Mallinson, Harvey McGrath, Peter Sweatman, Peter Wheeler  35 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: christmas corporatelast_img read more

NCBI open Munster’s only dedicated children’s charity shop in Limerick

first_imgDonal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print LimerickNewsNCBI open Munster’s only dedicated children’s charity shop in LimerickBy Meghann Scully – November 8, 2019 664 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WhatsApp Advertisement Previous articleLimerick Post Show | November 8th 2019Next articleLimerick Jersey for New York Hurling Classic released Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email TAGScharitychildrenfashionKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLimerick Post ShowNCBI Facebook Linda Hayes, Manager NCBI Limerick Store and Paul Saunders wearing his casual outfit chosen by the NCBI Staff.The National Council for the Blind Ireland (NCBI) is delighted to open Munster’s only dedicated children’s charity shop on William Street, Limerick.The store will be selling pre-loved clothes, buggies, cots and toys that are in good condition.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They are also looking for donations of such items that they can then sell on in the shop and raise funds for the charity.Karen Meagher, Area Manager South West said “We are delighted to open a shop specifically to meet the needs of children. By supporting our NCBI shops, customers not only generate funds for our services including those dedicated to children and young people with sight loss but also our drive to support the environment through the re-use and recycling of fashion and furniture. With the run up to Christmas this shop couldn’t be opening at a better time.“We hope the NCBI store will become a cornerstone of the community as it has in so many other communities across the country. We are heartened to see the ongoing growth of our stores which in turn enable us to offer a suite of services to those who are blind or visually impaired.” she added.NCBI is the national sight loss organisation, working for people with sight loss.They provide practical and emotional support, rehabilitation services and other training designed to help people with sight loss to live independently and confidently. Linkedinlast_img read more

See Julius Thomas III & the Cast of Motown Perform Touching Tribute Song ‘I Am Here’ For Valisia LeKae

first_img Motown The Musical Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 Star Files View Comments Valisia LeKae Valisia LeKae had a 2013 full of dazzling highs and devastating lows—she was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in Motown the Musical, and only months later, she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. As the actress strives to be cancer-free in 2014, the whole Broadway community is cheering her on, especially her friends at Motown. Ensemble member Julius Thomas III and associate conductor Jason Michael Webb teamed up with the Motown cast to write and perform a beautiful new song, “I Am Here,” just for the brave Broadway star. “Their love and encouragement is one of the things getting me through this,” LeKae told Broadway.com in an exclusive interview. “I cannot tell you how amazing they are. Everyone has really stepped up for me.” Grab a box of tissues before watching the cast of Motown’s tribute below. We’ll be playing this song on repeat and sending lots of love to LeKae! Related Showslast_img read more

9 Challengers will reach the CS:GO Legends Stage after 100 Thieves visa problems

first_imgLast week it was revealed that 100 Thieves Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team was unable to compete at the ELEAGUE Major: Boston due to issues with visas. Instead of drafting in a team to compete, ELEAGUE has now decided that a ninth team will qualify for the newly named Legends Stage from the Challengers Stage. The 100 Thieves roster that did not make it to Boston is comprised, in the bulk, of the Immortals roster previously involved in controversy resulting in their departure from the organisation.Vito “kNg” Giuseppe, Henrique “HEN1” TEles, Lucas “LUCAS1” Teles were joined following their Immortals departure by Lincoln “fnx” Lau and Bruno “BIT” Fukuda in mid-December, and as a result maintained their major spot due to having the majority of a previous legend roster. We are disappointed to share that due to immigration issues, the 100 Thieves CS:GO team will not be attending the upcoming Boston major. It goes without saying that this is devastating for the players and for us. We are truly sorry for them and their fans.— 100 Thieves (@100Thieves) January 13, 2018The organisation tweeted their apology to fans, and will be hoping that visa issues do not persist going into future tournaments. G2 and Cloud9 are the two organisations that have already cemented their place in the next stage of the major and will join the seven existing legends that remain. There’s still a whopping seven spots up for grabs so it’s all to play for in the coming days of qualification.FaZe, Natus Vincere, mousesports, Space Soldiers, Team Liquid and Vega Squadron are all just one win away from making the main event, whilst Quantum Bellator Fire, EnVyUs, Misfits, AVANGAR, Renegades and Sprout are all just one defeat away from complete elimination. Normally, teams that reach three wins will qualify for the next stage of the event but this time around one team that finishes 2-3 will qualify, too. The process for qualification is that the teams that finish 2-3 will be ranked further by looking at head-to-head results if possible, and ultimately a random draw.Esports Insider says: A random draw would draw some very interesting criticism from the community but given time constraints it could be all that’s available. Here’s hoping it doesn’t go down to the RNG of a coin flip, but you never know.last_img read more