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Is the Shell dividend a sign of things to come?

Is the Shell dividend a sign of things to come?

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. Some stocks you buy for growth, some you buy for income. For me, the Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB) dividend was always a draw. It was with much disappointment I saw it slash its payout earlier this year. Disappointment, but understanding. In times of trouble, one must be cautious.News yesterday then, that the dividend would be increased in the next payout had me excited. What’s more, Shell said, “We are starting a new era of dividend growth”. Even better – I hope.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…The Shell dividend in contextNow yesterday’s news is not exactly the greatest increase I have ever seen. Shell increased its next dividend payment by about 4% to 16.65 cents. This far from makes up for the 66% slash it undertook in April. But still, it is a move in the right direction.Shell has a good history of dividend payouts. Until this year, it had one of the longest and most consistent payout schemes in the FTSE 100. It was an income stock through-and-through.We do need to ask ourselves now though, is this latest announcement the right thing to do? I have said it before, but it is often the right decision for a firm to cut or halt dividends in times of trouble. Reinvesting cash into the business helps secure its future more than paying investors.With low oil prices continuing, Covid-19 still dominating and a recession looking ever more likely, we have to question the company’s decision this time.Shell said “Our sector-leading cash flows will enable us to grow our businesses of the future while increasing shareholder distributions, making us a compelling investment case”. The Shell dividend, unsurprisingly, is aimed at attracting investors.The future of the share priceThe Shell dividend increase will of course, help bolster its stock to some extent. It is still far from previous levels, so it is hard to imagine a new wave of income investors flocking to the stock that were not already interested.I also do believe that the cash outflow will not really harm Shell’s prospects. Oil prices are subdued at the moment but they will go back up at some point. The major factor here of course, will be Covid-19 and the airlines.Though a vaccine may be around the corner, the future of Covid-19 still seems very uncertain. In the UK and other European countries, second lockdowns are already taking place. The airline and travel industry is hanging on by a thread.The worst-case scenario I see for the large oil majors is a global recession. Let’s face it; businesses across the board are suffering. People are losing jobs and at this stage, we don’t know when it will end. Any major recession will hurt many oil-demanding firms long after Covid-19 is subdued.That said, I am still fairly positive on Shell. I am happy to hold on to the stock I already own, though perhaps not willing to increase my position just yet. Its efforts towards a green energy platform I think are good for the long term. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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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. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Karl Loomes | Friday, 30th October, 2020 | More on: RDSB Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Is the Shell dividend a sign of things to come? See all posts by Karl Loomes Karl has shares in Royal Dutch Shell. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.last_img read more

Two European photographers freed, detained Syrian blogger on hunger strike

Two European photographers freed, detained Syrian blogger on hunger strike

first_img July 30, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two European photographers freed, detained Syrian blogger on hunger strike News Receive email alerts Organisation Related documents Two European photographers freed, detained Syrian blogger on hunger strike – In arabicPDF – 321.23 KB February 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Syria News to go further March 8, 2021 Find out more SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Wave of Kurdish arrests of Syrian journalists News March 12, 2021 Find out more Toll of ten years of civil war on journalists in Syria News RSF_en SyriaMiddle East – North Africa Damascus TV presenter arrested under cyber-crime law Read in Arabic / بالعربيةReporters Without Borders is relieved to learn that two foreign freelance photographers were freed on 27 July after being captured and held by foreign jihadi militants for a week in northern Syria.“We reiterate our condemnation of any violence targeting journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said. “You have to admire the courage of journalists who are in Syria trying to provide coverage of the fighting between the Assad forces and rebels. It is hell for local journalists and it is getting more and more difficult for foreign journalists, who should take extreme care when they are inside the country and prepare their visits well in advance.”The two photographers, Jeroens Oerlemans of the Netherlands and John Cantlie of the UK, were captured on 19 July and were held in a foreign jihadi camp “where there were no Syrians.” Their abductors suspected them of being CIA agents and were thinking of holding them for ransom.At one point the two journalists tried to escape and were shot and injured, Oerlemans in the groin and Cantlie in the arm. Oerlemans said: “The shots came thick and fast, the hunt was on (…) ten minutes later, we were lying in our own blood.” They were finally released when the rebel Free Syrian Army intervened and escorted them back to the Turkish border.Reporters Without Borders points out that it can arrange insurance for journalists who visit war zones where they could be threatened, detained or kidnapped, and it has a hotline they can all in any kind of emergency (+ 33 1 4777-7414).Meanwhile, Reporters Without Borders is concerned for the health of the detained blogger Hussein Ghreir and calls for his release. Ghreir, who began a hunger strike on 10 July in protest against his continuing detention, has high blood pressure and heart problems.He was arrested along with 15 other activists during a 16 February raid on the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM). Four other SCM activists – Hani Zetani, Mansour Al-Omari, Abdel Rahman Hamada and Mazen Darwish – are also still held.Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the immediate and unconditional release of all professional and citizen journalists detained in Syria. last_img read more

Beverly A. Tebbe, 86, Brookville

Beverly A. Tebbe, 86, Brookville

first_imgBeverly Ann (Sherwood) Tebbe, age 86, of Brookville, Indiana died Monday night, May 11, 2020 at St. Andrews Health Campus in Batesville, Indiana.Born November 18, 1933, in Brookville, Indiana she was the only daughter of the late Everette E. & Marie (Hertel) Sherwood.   On August 8, 1952 she became the wife of Melvin A. Tebbe, and he preceded her in death on May 20, 2006.A homemaker, she had also worked in the office at the former Fry Roofing, and been a legal secretary to Virgil McCarty.  In her leisure time she enjoyed flower gardening, was an avid reader; and enjoyed playing cards.  She loved her neighbors and friends, and had great passion for her family & grandchildren.Survivors include a daughter, Debra (Timothy) Beck of Morrow, Ohio; three sons, Jeffrey M. (Janet Moster) Tebbe, Brian K. (Lori Stang) Tebbe both of Brookville, Indiana and Scott M. (Susan Bone) Tebbe of Rushville, Indiana; 11 Grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; as well as a brother, Bruce Shearwood of Indianapolis, Indiana.In addition to her parents, and husband, Melvin, she was preceded in death by a brother, Rodney Sherwood.Services will be private with burial in Holy Guardian Angels Cemetery in Cedar Grove, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to the Public Library or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Tebbe family, everyone is encouraged to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences to the family via www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

USC falls to Oregon in overtime

USC falls to Oregon in overtime

first_imgThe USC women’s soccer team has started off conference play with five overtime games in a row, and it seems as though the extra time is starting to take its toll.Instant offense · Junior midfielder Jordan Marada, a transfer from Saint Mary’s College, has made an immediate impact for USC. Starting in all 13 games, Marada leads the Women of Troy with five assists. – Joseph Chen | Daily TrojanThe Women of Troy (4-6-3, 0-4-1) tied Oregon State 1-1 on Friday before losing to Oregon in double-overtime on Sunday 1-0, running the squad’s winless streak to four matches.Junior midfielder Elizabeth Eddy, last season’s leading scorer, and junior midfielder Haley Boysen both suffered concussions during Friday’s match at Oregon State and missed Sunday’s game against Oregon. The team also lost sophomore defender Alex Quincey to a leg injury last weekend.“We were missing some key players today,” USC coach Ali Khosroshahin said following Sunday’s loss. “When you’re missing three players that normally start, you have to make some adjustments … I thought they played pretty well considering the circumstances.”Freshman forward Whitney Pitalo, sophomore defender Hannah Moehling and sophomore midfielder Elizabeth Caparis all saw more time on the field than usual on Sunday to offset the personnel losses.Sophomore goalkeeper Caroline Stanley gave credit to the girls that received more playing time.“We’ve been installing different formations and counting on different players to perform different roles,” Stanley said. “The girls that stepped up off the bench did an excellent job.”The Ducks (6-6-2, 1-3-1) earned their first conference win by pressuring USC’s back line from the start, outshooting the Women of Troy 9-4 in the first half.USC’s defense, buoyed by Stanley’s nine saves, held strong through regulation. But the Women of Troy struggled to create chances of their own: The team managed only three shots on goal the entire game, and didn’t take any corner kicks.In overtime, a shot from Oregon’s Kira Wagoner hit off the crossbar and bounced to her teammate Kristen Parr, who knocked in the golden goal in the 96th minute to claim victory for the Ducks.“[Parr] got an early Christmas present with that rebound,” Stanley said. “It was unlucky for us, but we have to eliminate those shots.”The loss made for a sour end to a weekend that started off with a hard-fought tie against Oregon State (9-4-1, 1-3-1).USC came out of the locker room on the offensive, outshooting the Beavers 13-6 and generating six corner kicks in the first half.The Women of Troy finally drew first blood in the 71st minute, when freshman forward Jamie Fink cut to her right on the left side of the pitch just outside of the box and tucked in an unassisted goal that bounced off the right post.But less than three minutes later, the Women of Troy gave their lead away on an own goal from freshman defender Marlee Carrillo.“We didn’t do a good job of marking the opposing player that ran in the box to get a cross,” Khosroshahin said. “So on the cross, Marlee tried to swipe it away and it just didn’t work out.”The score would stay even through the last 17 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods.Despite the disappointing results of their second consecutive weekend road trip, Stanley found some positives for the team to build on.“This weekend, our defense was the most organized it’s been all season,” Stanley said. “I feel like everybody supported each other this weekend … [But] obviously it’s a little disheartening going to overtime so many times and not getting the results you want.”USC plays its last road game of the season Friday at Washington State at 1 p.m. before ending the regular season with five straight home games.last_img read more