£5k to invest? I’d buy FTSE 100 dividend stocks right now Image source: Getty Images Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Admiral Group and Prudential. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Admiral Group and 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 9th May, 2020 | More on: ^FTSE Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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Some of the market’s top income stocks are now trading at a deep discount, which suggests they offer the potential for substantial capital gains and income over the long run.FTSE 100 dividend stocks on offerSome major FTSE 100 dividend stocks have fallen by as much as 50% this year.Shares in these companies are likely to remain volatile in the near term. We don’t know how long the coronavirus crisis will last, and how long it will take the economy to recover afterwards.However, what we do know is that over the past few decades, the market has experienced many setbacks. The good news is, on every occasion, it has recovered steadily over the following few years.So, while it is impossible to predict the direction of the market in the short term, it is likely that over the long run, FTSE 100 dividend stocks will produce a positive return for investors.What’s more, while many companies are currently cutting their dividends, this trend is unlikely to last.Most businesses are seeing a significant decline in revenue. As such, it makes sense to preserve cash. If they don’t, they could run into financial trouble further down the road.By cutting dividends, companies have more financial flexibility. That should help them weather the storm. They could even come out stronger on the other side.Dividend championsOther FTSE 100 dividend stocks are already well placed to navigate through the turbulence.Insurance groups like Prudential and Admiral have limited exposure to the sections of the economy that are most badly hit. That has helped them maintain their dividends (Admiral has cancelled its special dividend, but its regular payout remains in place.)These are the kinds of companies that can provide a steady income stream for your portfolio over the long run. Both businesses have substantial competitive advantages and have plenty of financial resources. This should help them prosper and generate attractive capital returns for investors over the long term.Another way to invest in FTSE 100 dividend stocks is to buy a tracker fund or investment trust.These take the hard work out of picking stocks for you. They also give a diversified basket of stocks, so you don’t have to worry about the financials of every company in the basket. If one cuts its dividend, another can pick up the slack.Some of these funds also own international income stocks alongside UK income investments. 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Reporters Without Borders wrote at the beginning of December appealing to 14 companies in the Internet sector to put pressure on the Chinese government to lift censorship of the Internet and to release jailed cyberdissidents. To date, not one of the chief executive officers of the companies contacted have deigned to reply. China’s Cyber Censorship Figures ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News Follow the news on China News News News Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation June 2, 2021 Find out more January 5, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Internet repression: Reporters Without Borders’ plea falls on deaf ears to go further China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison To date, not one of the chief executive officers of the companies contacted have deigned to reply. The international press freedom organisation therefore calls on the media to challenge the CEOs listed below to explain their failure to respondReporters Without Borders chose 14 European, North American, Japanese and South Korean firms with business links to China in the Internet sector. Some of them even directly involved with Chinese government repression, by selling them surveillance equipment. Others simply closed their eyes to what was going on because of their business interests. All of them should feel responsible, it said, for the plight of China’s embattled Internet-users.The organisation also publishes a monthly Internet Repression report that lists violations of freedom of expression on the Net in China.List of CEOs contacted: – John Chambers, Cisco – Steven A. Ballmer, Microsoft (copy to William H. Gates, founder) – Craig R. Barrett, Intel – Charles Dehelly, Thomson – Frank A. Dunn, Nortel – Carleton S. Fiorina, Hewlett-Packard – Guerrino De Luca, Logitech (copy to Daniel Borel, founder) – Lawrence J.Ellison, Oracle – Hajime Sasaki, NEC (board chairman) – Kun-Hee Lee, Samsung – Scott G. McNelly, Sun Microsystems – Samuel J. Palmisano, IBM – Terry Semel, Yahoo ! (copy to Jerry Yang, founder) – Serge Tchuruk, Alcatel ChinaAsia – Pacific April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Reporters Without Borders wrote at the beginning of December appealing to 14 companies in the Internet sector to put pressure on the Chinese government to lift censorship of the Internet and to release jailed cyberdissidents. March 12, 2021 Find out more
* PUMs should stay home for 14 days * Use your own set of utensils; do notshare your towels, toothbrush, glass, spoon and fork, etc. * Routinely clean frequently-touchedsurfaces such as doorknobs, light switches, cellphone, tables, handles andtoilet * Avoid contact with elderly, childrenor those with underlying medical condition These PUMs have yet to finish the14-day mandatory home quarantine, according to Dr. Grace Tan, chief of the CityHealth Office’s (CHO) Environment and Sanitation Division. * Avoid handshake, kissing or huggingsomeone BACOLOD City – At least 25 residentsof this city considered as persons under monitoring (PUMs) for the coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19) has been declared “missing” after personnel of theBarangay Health Emergency Response Teams (BHERTs) failed to locate them. “I am calling all of them (PUMs) tocontact their designated BHERTs member because it is their socialresponsibility and obligation to keep in touch for the monitoring of theirsituation,” the CHO official stressed. Meanwhile, the number of COVID-19cases here remains at five with four of them in stable condition./PN Those presenting with mild symptomsare advised to self-isolate while those experiencing severe and criticalsymptoms need to be immediately admitted to health facilities. According to the Department of Health(DOH), PUMsare those who have a history of travel to other areas of Chinaand/or history of exposure to a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the past 14days, regardless of their nationality, race and age. The DOH also monitorsthose who exhibit fever or any symptom of lower respiratory illness, and hashistory of travel to other countries with a confirmed case of COVID-19 evenwithout any history of exposure “These PUMs were nowhere to be foundin their houses. Our BHERTs personnel have lost contact with them for severaldays,” Tan said. * Wear mask if in company of otherpeople, and properly dispose used mask As of Monday, this city has 1,215 PUMsunder home quarantine, a record from the CHO showed. Five of them with mildsymptoms turned patients under investigation (PUIs). The following are the home quarantineguidelines that PUMs should strictly adhere to:
Palm Beach County commissioners will vote this week on whether to turn the former County Detention Center near the South Florida Fairgrounds into a homeless shelter.The discussion has gained traction largely since a recent report that a tent city including about 70 tents has appeared at John Prince Park in Lake Worth.To that end, the proposal by County Mayor Dave Kerner calls for $892,000 in renovations to transform the former detention center, which has stood vacant for a decade, into a dorm-style shelter for 100 to 125 people, along with $7.7 million in operating costs through the end of next year.“The need for temporary shelter is evident by the number of persons erecting tents in public parks, sleeping on park benches and under pavilions, residing in train stations and living in abandoned buildings in the metropolitan areas of Palm Beach County,″ the seven-page memo says.The plan “should not be viewed as a stand-alone solution,” the document continues. “The strategy is intended to be flexible and can be contracted and expanded as needed or directed.″Federal court rulings state that the county cannot deny the homeless life-sustaining activities such as sleeping and bathing if they do not offer those individuals an alternative.County staff add that the plan would also help address overall homeless problems within the county, including waiting lists at the Lewis Center in West Palm Beach, which is currently the county’s only homeless resource center.If commissioners approve during Tuesday’s vote, the fully staffed shelter could open within six to eight weeks, offering beds, showers, hotel meals, medical care and other resources for chronically homeless people, according to a county memo released late Friday.PBSO Plans to Remove Homeless Tent City from John Prince Park
The three men were sitting on top of their overturned boat, and were pulled to safety individually.According to deputies, the boat capsized as a result of the high winds and 4-to-5-foot sea conditions.All three of the men were wearing life jackets and did not report any injuries.Officials are advising boaters to have the proper safety equipment on board before going into the water, and to be aware of weather conditions and other potential hazards. Deputies rescued three men off the coast of South Florida earlier this week, after their fishing boat capsized.Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Miranda Grossman says marine and aviation patrol deputies received a distress call on Tuesday night about a mile off Pompano Beach.When deputies arrived, they spotted the men flashing a light toward the shore.Marine patrol units navigated through the rough waters and located the stranded boaters with help from deputies searching in the air.
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