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For example, the business is unlikely to see a significant drop in the demand for its HIV medication, vaccines production, or cancer treatments. This provides the business with a certain level of insulation against the current crisis.Furthermore, in the long run, the demand for healthcare and pharmaceuticals is only going to increase. That implies the FTSE 100 income stock’s long-run growth potential is bright. Therefore, now could be the time to take advantage of the market’s short-term outlook and buy the business as a long-term investment.After recent declines, the stock is trading at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.4. That’s below the company’s long-run average of around 15. In addition, the stock supports a dividend yield of 5.6%. The distribution is covered 1.5 times by earnings per share. This suggests even if earnings fall a third, the business can still maintain its dividend.Premium businessAnother FTSE 100 dividend stock that looks attractive after recent declines is AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN). Astra has similar defensive qualities to Glaxo. The company is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical businesses, producing everything from cancer drugs to blood pressure medication.These aren’t the sort of medications that patients can stop overnight, which suggests the firm’s sales revenue is unlikely to decline significantly.Astra has also been investing heavily in new treatments, primarily in the field of oncology, over the past few years. As these new treatments come to market, analysts believe the company’s revenue will grow around 25% by 2021.This sales growth, analysts believe, should translate into earnings per share of $5.12 by 2021. That puts the stock on a P/E of 15.2. This multiple is a bit higher than Glaxo’s but, considering Astra’s growth rate, it looks as if the business deserves this premium.As well as its growth potential, this FTSE 100 stalwart also offers a dividend yield of 3.6%. With the payout covered 1.8 times by earnings, it seems as if management has plenty of headroom to increase the distribution further in the years ahead.With this being the case, if you’re looking for FTSE 100 bargains in the current environment, Glaxo and Astra appear to offer defensive income streams, as well as long-term growth potential at an attractive price. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

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first_img February 13, 2020 ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditColumbia (6-16, 1-5) vs. Dartmouth (7-14, 0-6)Edward Leede Arena, Hanover, New Hampshire; Friday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Dartmouth looks for its fourth straight win over Columbia at Edward Leede Arena. The last victory for the Lions at Dartmouth was a 77-60 win on Jan. 29, 2016. Dartmouth looks for home win vs Columbiacenter_img Associated Press SENIOR STUDS: Dartmouth’s Chris Knight, James Foye and Ian Sistare have combined to score 45 percent of the team’s points this season, including 44 percent of all Big Green scoring over the last five games.CREATING OFFENSE: Mike Smith has either made or assisted on 54 percent of all Columbia field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 30 field goals and 16 assists in those games.SLIPPING AT 65: Columbia is 0-14 when it allows at least 65 points and 6-2 when it holds opponents to less than 65.FLOOR SPACING: Columbia’s Jake Killingsworth has attempted 115 3-pointers and connected on 35.7 percent of them, and is 6 for 19 over the past five games.DID YOU KNOW: Columbia has committed a turnover on just 17.3 percent of its possessions this season, which is the top percentage among all Ivy League teams. The Lions have turned the ball over only 12.1 times per game this season.last_img read more

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first_imgDeputy Pat the Cope Gallagher says urgent action must be taken to address the huge deterioration ambulance turnaround times over the past two years. His comments come following information released to Fianna Fáil Health Spokesperson Stephen Donnelly.Ambulance turnaround times measure the time interval from ambulance arrival at a hospital, to when the crew is ready to accept another call. The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) have said that all hospitals in Ireland should monitor the implementation of 95% of patients being handed over from an ambulance crew to the emergency department staff in less than 20 minutes, and where this is not met, corrective action should be taken.However, the HSE monitors it at 30 minutes with a target of 95% turnaround in that time.New information for September received by Health Spokesperson Deputy Donnelly shows that the HIQA 20-minute target was only met in 15.9% of cases nationwide while the HSE 30-minute target was achieved in 37.1% of cases.These figures are shocking, but what makes it worse is the fact that two years ago in September 2017 these figures stood at 25.2% and 53.2% respectively. Pat the Cope added locally, some of the figures are truly astounding.In Letterkenny University Hospital just 9 % of ambulances managed the 20-minute turnaround while in Sligo University Hospital 10.6 % managed to reach the 20-minute target.He fumed “The decline in the transfer turnaround times is yet another reflection of the pressures on hospitals and the lack of capacity to cope with the demands of beds and patient numbers attending A&E. The main reason for the delay is because emergency departments are too busy with too few staff to process a patient coming in by ambulance.“It’s another vicious cycle; if emergency departments are overcrowded, it causes delays in taking patients from ambulances. If there is a delay taking patients in from ambulances, then the ambulance response times are going to worsen.“If ambulance response times worsen, then people in emergencies and in urgent need of an ambulance are going to find themselves in a very precarious situation whereby ambulances may not be available. “Coupled with that, it’s a reality that ambulance cover is at a critically low level at present, with only one ambulance covering the entire southwest of Donegal, that is the area from Inver to Glencolmcille and including Ardara and Glenties added Pat the Cope.He said the Government needs to carry out a fundamental assessment of ambulance cover nationwide, and particular focus needs to be placed on Co Donegal.“It is evident that additional staffing and resources are urgently required, the Minister and the HSE need to act now rather than later when it could well be too late,” he added.Ambulance turnaround times Govt needs to focus on Donegal’s ambulance turnaround times – Cope was last modified: November 26th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img Really cheap and great quality. I was genuinely shocked at how good. God damn these were impressive. Really cheap and great quality. I was genuinely shocked at how good these were. There were very long and just great. Three star because they arrived early than expected and nicely packaged. But they smell after a while keep. Three star because they arrived early than expected and nicely packaged. But they smell after a while keep washing the hair every other day, once curled u cannot wash and expecit it to become straight again you have to do straighten it yourselfso only order if you have free time to llook after these. Features of SWT 23″ Dark Brown Hair Extensions — Straight Full Head Clip in Hair Extensions — Can be permed and washed repeatedlySynthetic Hair —Soft Touch, Natural Looking. Glamorous Fashion Hair— feels and move like real human hair.Reusable and easy to be taken care of. Not suitable for perm or dye18″ in length Full Head (8 clips)Clips for adjustmentPictures taken by Perfect For A Party for true likeness. Be careful buying from other sellers, as the extensions may not be as pictured Very cheap, but excellent quality, love them so much would highly recommend to anyone. They feel and look real no one will notice there fake. If u don’t look after the hair like real hair then ul find it gets clumpy order. Waited for two weeks for this product but no surprise as it came from china. . Hair is very manageable and can straighten on very low heat without burning. If u don’t look after the hair like real hair then ul find it gets clumpy order 2wice from this seller and no problems whatsoever. Also the hair falls out if u brush it to hard or if u hold it up tight easy to brush won’t falling out. Give it five star rating just gotta look after them correctly. Brilliant i can straighten cut blow dry toast. 100% would and have bought from these suppliers again and again. Good product and a good price. It didnt match my hair colour, so i dyed it, but now my hairs too dark. Maybe give a choice of different shaded. But would recommend if you have either black, dark brown or blonde hair as these are the only colours i seen. I received these so quicklythey are also the exact right colour for me personally, dark brown, about four to five shades lighter than black, and they look really genuine when in. An unexpected bonus was the thickening effect that they have at the roots. Only reason it’s not a five is because i purchased two to start with, and am ordering three more, but you can’t really quibble at the price. And you could probably get away with only ordering three total. Quality are really good, because they get folded down to be posted, they do have slight creasing, but when they’re in it just looks a bit like beachy waves and will probably fall out after a day of wearing. But on the whole i’m super happy. These hair extensions look very real and actually matched my coloured hair exactly. My only criticism is that purchasing one is not enough to make them look like they’re apart of your hair, so you will need to buy two. Ordered them 2 dad ago and they already arrived. Perfect match with my hair as well. Haven’t worn them yet but i bought them for a wedding so if they get me through that that’s good enought for me. This product is great i bought 2 and i am buying 2 more i case these break or get damage would defor recommend getting 2 to make the hair very full excellent timings as well. The same as regular hair extentions just at an amazingly cheap price but you kind of need 2 to make it look real. I received these so quicklythey are also the exact right colour for me personally, dark brown, about four to five shades lighter than black, and they look really genuine when in. An unexpected bonus was the thickening effect that they have at the roots. Only reason it’s not a five is because i purchased two to start with, and am ordering three more, but you can’t really quibble at the price. And you could probably get away with only ordering three total. Quality are really good, because they get folded down to be posted, they do have slight creasing, but when they’re in it just looks a bit like beachy waves and will probably fall out after a day of wearing. But on the whole i’m super happy. It was great how it blended in with my own hair looks and feels like my own too was a good buy. Good product and a good price. It didnt match my hair colour, so i dyed it, but now my hairs too dark. Maybe give a choice of different shaded. But would recommend if you have either black, dark brown or blonde hair as these are the only colours i seen. Love the price, quality and prompt delivery i have bought these for my daughter aqnd know she is going to love them thank you. Wow i just received these extensions through the post and i have to say they are absolutely gorgeous dont know about all the negative comments but i absulutely love them very silky and soft and just the right colour very cheap for 5 pound have to say a bargain. I have used hair extensions alot in the past and paid alot of money for them these are cheap and really good quality although i would buy more than one to make them abit thicker and sometimes hair falls out of them other than that there a great buy. If u don’t look after the hair like real hair then ul find it gets clumpy order. Waited for two weeks for this product but no surprise as it came from china. . Hair is very manageable and can straighten on very low heat without burning. If u don’t look after the hair like real hair then ul find it gets clumpy order 2wice from this seller and no problems whatsoever. Also the hair falls out if u brush it to hard or if u hold it up tight easy to brush won’t falling out. Give it five star rating just gotta look after them correctly. This product is great i bought 2 and i am buying 2 more i case these break or get damage would defor recommend getting 2 to make the hair very full excellent timings as well. They came nicely packaged, good quality but every now and then. I dip dyed my hair a long time ago, but you can tell, because the bottom of my hair is light, light, light brown/ginger. The extensions themselves go perfectly with my natural colour, but look a bit silly at the bottomoverall, they came nicely packaged, good quality but every now and then, strands keep coming out. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-12-18 13:32:51Reviewed Item SWT 23″ Dark Brown Hair Extensions — Straight Full Head Clip in Hair Extensions — Can be permed and washed repeatedlyRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  124  reviewsPrice£2.01 Really cheap and great quality. I was genuinely shocked at how good. God damn these were impressive. Really cheap and great quality. I was genuinely shocked at how good these were. There were very long and just great. Brilliant i can straighten cut blow dry toast. 100% would and have bought from these suppliers again and again. These extensions are well worth it. They look great and are easy to adjust in the hair. I am very happy with this product. stephys hair extensionsGood colour matchNeed more than onelast_img read more

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first_imgWest Bromwich Albion are facing a potential goalkeeping crisis after back-up Boaz Myhill injured his leg in the 1-1 Premier League draw with Leicester City on Monday.Myhill got his first league start since the 2015-16 season after first choice Ben Foster was ruled out of the game at the King Power Stadium by a knee injury sustained while playing with his son.With Foster having missed 10 months because of a cruciate ligament injury in 2015, West Brom manager Tony Pulis took a cautious approach to his team selection.”There was no way in a million years we were going to take the risk with him tonight,” Pulis said.”He was playing with his son in the back garden and he just tweaked his knee and because he’s had the cruciate we are a little bit concerned.”Myhill collided with Leicester striker Jamie Vardy in the second half of the match and the 34-year-old admitted it had been struggle to get through the rest of the game.”We only have two experienced goalkeepers so we are a little bit short,” Pulis said.West Brom’s other goalkeeping option is 21-year-old Alex Palmer, who has not made an appearance for the club yet.West Brom, who are 10th in the league with 10 points, face tricky away games at Southampton and league leaders Manchester City this month.last_img read more

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first_imgBrandon Peters, who is committed to Michigan, throws an amazing 65 yard touchdown pass.Twitter/@BriceMarichMichigan quarterback commit Brandon Peters is one of the top passers in high school football, and the following highlight shows why. Peters, a four-star recruit out of Avon, Ind., finished with 381 yards and four touchdowns, none more impressive than his second.#Michigan commit, QB Brandon Peters throws his second TD pass to give Avon their first lead at 21-14 in the 2Q pic.twitter.com/pU5UIcLEsU— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 28, 2015Peters’ three other scores showed his impressive touch near the end zone.Brandon Peters throws a beautiful pass for the TD. Avon now tied with Ben Davis 7-7 with 2:11 left in the 1st pic.twitter.com/o90TJx0yXz— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 28, 2015#Michigan commit, QB Brandon Peters throws his third TD pass of the first half! Avon leads Ben Davis 28-21 pic.twitter.com/BK4GesEw6j— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 29, 2015#Michigan commit, QB Brandon Peters scores his fourth TD of the game. Avon leads 35-28 with 9 minutes left pic.twitter.com/r6SvvKocgJ— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 29, 2015#Michigan commit, Brandon Peters adds to his touchdown total throwing a great pass to give Avon the 35-28 lead pic.twitter.com/9sKHHHswLY— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 29, 2015Ultimately, Peters and Avon were outlasted by Ben Davis, led by another Michigan commit, four-star running back Chris Evans, 49-42. The two repped their future school after the game.#Michigan commits, Brandon Peters and Chris Evans throwing up the   pic.twitter.com/ziSRYnUoVP— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) August 29, 2015Michigan fans have a lot to look forward to.last_img read more

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first_imgAlabama vs. USC promo.USC.USC has decided to troll Alabama ahead of its season-opening game against the No. 1 team in the country. It’s a bold move.The Trojans are selling “Roll Tears Roll” shirts in their bookstore in anticipation of the non-conference tilt against the Crimson Tide.Here’s the shirt:The USC Bookstore decided it was a good idea to troll Alabama. https://t.co/NqabqBrgTJ pic.twitter.com/EwZW8DAteI— Kyle Bonagura (@BonaguraESPN) August 18, 2016From ESPN:The USC Bookstore — the actual bookstore, not a group of students — didn’t learn from their mistake.On sale, both online and in person, in anticipation of USC’s Sept. 3 opener in Arlington, Texas, against defending national champion Alabama, are cardinal-and-gold shirts that read: “Roll Tears Roll.”The shirts are reportedly on-sale for $19.95 and “going fast.” USC and Alabama are set to play at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sept. 3. The game will kick off at 8 p.m. E.T. on ABC.last_img read more

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first_imgOTTAWA – The country showed signs of growing price pressures last month with inflation staying strong and its underlying pace grinding higher — both of which propped up expectations that higher interest rates are on the way.The annual inflation rate for August receded somewhat to 2.8 per cent, easing from July’s three per cent pace that marked Canada’s highest reading in seven years. Last month’s step back was largely due to more-moderate expansion in gasoline prices, Statistics Canada said Friday as it released its latest consumer price index.The resilience of the August headline number kept it above the mid-point — and close to the top end — of the Bank of Canada’s target range of one- to three-per cent. The inflation-targeting central bank uses interest-rate hikes as a tool to help prevent price growth from rising too high.Ahead of its rate decisions, the Bank of Canada also keeps close watch on the three measures of underlying inflation, which strip out more-volatile items like gas prices.Statistics Canada’s figures show that each measure crept upwards once again in August, with the average of the three moving up to 2.1 per cent, compared with two per cent in July and 1.96 in June.BMO chief economist Douglas Porter said that, combined, the core measures are matching some of the highest underlying inflation readings Canada has seen since 2009. Porter believes the inflation figures are “a touch uncomfortably high for the Bank of Canada.”With a tightened labour market and robust growth, bank governor Stephen Poloz is widely expected to raise the benchmark interest rate at the Oct. 24 rate announcement.“I think that this just really is another feather in the cap and turns up the odds by a notch or two,” Porter said of Friday’s inflation report.“Nothing to get overly concerned about, but I think the big story is inflation has moved away from years of relatively low readings to a little bit above what the Bank of Canada targets.”However, clouding the interest-rate picture is a significant wild card: the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement.Without more clarity on the deal’s renegotiation, Porter said it’s tough to know precisely what Poloz will do.The Bank of Canada, which has stressed it will stick to a gradual rate-hiking approach, has made a point of saying it’s closely watching the NAFTA talks and other trade policy developments, which could have negative impacts on the economy.After the release of Friday’s inflation report, other analysts said Poloz is in line to raise the rate next month.“While the headline inflation has eased off somewhat, the Bank of Canada core measures continued to move forward,” TD economist Ksenia Bushmeneva wrote in a research note.“Continued progress on the inflation front alongside a well-performing economy and a range of indicators pointing to limited excess capacity suggest that maintaining stable inflation will require further rate hikes by the central bank, with another one likely coming next month.”Following last month’s policy meeting, the Bank of Canada described the recent rise in headline inflation as temporary. It predicted inflation to fall back towards two per cent in early 2019 once the effects of past increases in gas prices fade away.The Statistics Canada report Friday showed year-over-year pump prices rose 19.9 per cent in August, compared with a 25.4 per cent increase in July. Excluding gas prices, the inflation rate was 2.2 per cent last month.A closer look at August’s inflation numbers shows prices of passenger vehicles rose 2.3 per cent, up from two per cent in July. Statistics Canada said this was mostly due to increased availability of following-year models compared with a year ago.The prices of booze and tobacco were up 4.6 per cent last month, while food costs increased 1.6 per cent.In a separate report Friday, Statistics Canada said retail trade expanded 0.3 per cent in July in large part because of sales boosts at food and beverage stores and gas stations.The July increase, which brought sales to $50.9 billion, followed a June contraction of 0.1 per cent and a May expansion of 2.2 per cent.Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – As a result of responses on social media, Fort St John RCMP says the owner of the suspect trucking company called in and provided all required information to police.RCMP would like to thank all who either discussed this incident on social media or called the Police to provide leads.The Fort John RCMP are reaching out to the public to assist in identifying a transport truck that allegedly forced a local driver off the road on January 11, 2019, near the Big Bam turnoff near Taylor B.C. According to Police, the photo appears to depict a white semi-tractor with a wind deflector on top of the cab. The Sea Freight Container behind it is bright green with a white picture or logo on it and possibly white lettering. The container had a round emblem in the centre on the back of it.Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.last_img read more

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