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Enter Your Email Address James J. McCombie | Friday, 24th January, 2020 | More on: MARS James J. McCombie owns shares in Marston’s. 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. Today Marston’s (LSE: MARS) released a trading update covering the first quarter of its 2020 financial year. Investors reacted badly. Shares in Marston’s were down by as much as 10% but had recovered from the 105.4p low to around 108p at lunchtime.Marston’s pubs had a merry Christmas, with sales up 4.5% year on year, but had a soft start to December because of bad weather. Overall first-quarter sales were 1% better on a year-over-year basis. Souring the tone was a statement indicating that the 6.2% rise in the national minimum wage, due in April, would increase costs in the second half of the year by £2–3m.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…Concerning costsOperating costs were noted as a concern back in November when the company reported a loss of £18m for the 2019 financial year. Operating expenses were 91% of revenue for 2019, compared with 88% in 2018, which does help to explain why 2018 ended with a profit of £45m, and 2019 did not.Keeping a lid on staff costs will be even more difficult for Marston’s with the minimum wage rising. In 2019, head counts were reduced by around 250, at the cost of £2.3m, but Marston’s has been selling pubs to reduce its debt.Selling off pubs to reduce debt, while continuing to buy new ones, must mean losing low-profit assets and replacing them with better ones. It will be interesting to see how this develops.Investors got an update on the debt reduction plan today. The target is to reduce borrowings by £200m by 2023. The plan is ahead of schedule, with £60m in assets disposed of in the first quarter of 2020.Investors have been grumbling for many years that Marston’s has too much debt. Borrowings have financed around 70% of the company’s assets since at least 2012. Put another way, the company has, on average, 2.4 times as much debt as equity.I believe a coming change in the accounting treatment of leases has prompted Marstons to reduce its debt. The 2020 financial statement will include an extra £285–310m in borrowings from this change. Profits will also be £3–7m lower than they would have been once the change takes effect. The change will have no impact on cash flows.Closing timeInvestors have not taken kindly to the trading statement and appear to have priced in a 2020 loss. Although revenues have been growing each year, costs have been eating more and more of them away. Management thinks that the market will grow in 2020, as consumers are enjoying low unemployment and wage growth.But it is costs, not revenues that have been the problem. Debt reduction will help bring financing costs down, but I cannot see a dedicated plan to reduce operational costs. Perhaps selling high-cost pubs and buying fewer, but more profitable, new ones will kill two birds with one stone.If 2020 has fair weather, revenues will get a further boost (there is a good correlation between sun and income) but on balance 2020 looks to be more rain then shine for Marston’s.The dividend yield is around 7% at the moment. I think there is an appreciable risk of seeing that fall in the future. Investors will run for the exits if dividends are cut.If management can get a hold on costs, reduce debt, the economy holds up, and the sun shines, then this stock could do well. That’s a lot of “ifs”. 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. 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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. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Friday, 7th May, 2021 | More on: DARK Last week, British cybersecurity company Darktrace (LSE: DARK) listed on the London Stock Exchange via an Initial Public Offering (IPO). It’s fair to say it was a success. Since listing, the company’s share price has risen from the IPO price of 250p to 340p – a gain of 36%.Is Darktrace a growth stock I should buy for my own portfolio? Let’s take a look at the investment case.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 businessDarktrace is a cybersecurity company that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to detect sophisticated cyber-threats. Founded in 2013, it serves nearly 5,000 organisations in over 100 countries. Its clients include Prudential, Siemens, Vodafone, and KPMG.Darktrace’s key product is its ‘Immune System’, which it says is the world’s leading autonomous cyber defence platform. This platform leverages self-learning AI technology to detect, investigate, and respond to cyber threats in real time.At its current share price, Darktrace has a market capitalisation of about £2.2bn.Darktrace: the bull caseThere are several things I like about Darktrace shares. One is that the company operates in a high-growth industry. According to Cybersecurity Ventures, global cybercrime costs are set to grow by 15% per year, reaching $10.5trn annually by 2025, up from $3trn in 2015. So, we can expect to see spending on cybersecurity solutions, like those offered by Darktrace, boom in the years ahead. This should provide the company with tailwinds.Another thing I like about the company is it’s generating strong revenue growth. Last year, revenue came in at $199m (the company reports in US dollars). That’s up from $79m in 2018.The bear caseI do have some concerns in relation to Darktrace shares however. One is the company isn’t yet profitable. Last year, the group generated a net loss of $29m. This adds risk to the investment case. The stocks of non-profitable companies can be very volatile at times.Another concern is the valuation. Currently, Darktrace sports a trailing price-to-sales ratio of about 15. That’s not outrageous. However, it’s also not cheap. If growth slows or the company experiences setbacks, the stock could take a hit.Finally, it’s worth mentioning that investing in cybersecurity stocks can be tricky. That’s because the industry is extremely dynamic and tends to shift course as threats evolve. In other areas of technology, companies can take charge of their destiny by incrementally improving their products or services. However, in this industry, it’s the threats themselves that tend to dictate the roadmap. 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CopyHouses•Portland, United States “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: Skylab Architecture (Twilight movie house)Text description provided by the architects. A few weeks ago I watched the movie Twilight, and noticed that the house of the vampires was actually very interesting, with separated volumes and big openings that potentiate the views into different directions of the surrounding woods. This house in Portland´s Forest Park was designed by US Architects Skylab Architecture. Project description by the architects after the break.Save this picture!Recommended ProductsWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingM1 is a private residence at the border of Portland’s Forest Park. The residence provides a venue for interplay between the vibrant outdoor environment and dramatic interior spaces that simultaneously shelter occupants, and frame the expanse of the surroundings. The sloping site presented technical challenges, and demanded an innovative approach to marry a desire for a relatively small building footprint and generous and flowing spaces.Save this picture!Living volumes are cantilevered in order to simultaneously minimize the building footprint, and heighten the light tree-house experience of the principal interior spaces. The residence melds the technological and the primitive in its materials and systems. Save this picture!The home features daring cantilevers, advanced building systems and controls, and cutting edge details- yet the surfaces, textures and spaces are natural and intuitive. Daylight and electric light play quietly against the warmth and textures of natural materials, but are modulated by surprising and inspiring geometries. This duality is mirrored in the dwelling’s flowing spaces, moving between crisp and deftly angular details, and framed views of the forest canopy or the primeval boulders upslope.Save this picture!M1 features an extensive system of decks and patios connected to the interior spaces by floor to ceiling openings. These outdoor living zones are located strategically in opposite cardinal directions from the core living spaces, to provide generous outdoor spaces useable at different times of day and through different seasons. Save this picture!Occupants may seek shelter from or open themselves to the sun and rain, light and shade, depending on need or whim. At once urban and wild, the residence is in harmony with, and a reflection of its location at the border of Portland and Forest Park.Project gallerySee allShow lessPerimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics / Saucier + Perrotte architectesSelected ProjectsThe Prayer Chapel / debartolo architectsSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/12088/m1-residence-skylab-twilight-movie-hous Clipboard M1 Residence / Skylab Architecture (Twilight movie house) “COPY” Projects CopyAbout this officeSkylab Architecture (Twilight movie house)OfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasPortlandWoodHouses3D ModelingUnited StatesPublished on January 21, 2009Cite: “M1 Residence / Skylab Architecture (Twilight movie house)” 21 Jan 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/160719/doughnut-house-naoi-architecture-design-office Clipboard Houses 2010 Doughnut House / Naoi Architecture & Design OfficeSave this projectSaveDoughnut House / Naoi Architecture & Design Office Doughnut House / Naoi Architecture & Design Office Save this picture!© Hiroshi Ueda+ 21 Share Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/160719/doughnut-house-naoi-architecture-design-office Clipboard Japan CopyHouses•Japan Photographs: Hiroshi UedaText description provided by the architects. This project was a residential building for a husband-and-wife couple in rural Ibaraki prefecture. The area surrounding the generously-sized plot was not heavily built up, giving the site a calm sense of privacy without too much of the noise, threat of crime and other stresses associated with the city. The adjacent areas consisted of a mix of fields and houses, many of which were located on plots of land whose boundaries were not clearly demarcated from each other. With these conditions in mind, we decided to create a home that would consist of “an open space with ambiguous borders and boundaries.” Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaWe started by encircling the perimeter of the site with greenery and embankments in order to demarcate the boundaries of the property in a loose fashion, and built a one-story house that would be covered and hidden by them. In this way, we were able to create a site that makes no distinctions whatsoever between its interior and exterior, or between the architecture and its surrounding environment. The embankments serve as a catalyst to produce changes in the landscape visible from the interior, as well as the view from the outside of the house. Save this picture!ConceptThe flat, level surface of the site gives the residence a functional layout, while the internal courtyard produces a sensation of depth and fluidity within the house. Situated at a slight distance from the center of the roof, the courtyard also produces variations in the gradient of the ceiling and configuration of the rooms, giving rise to subtle gradations in the overall spatial properties of the house. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaA sense of dialogue between the interior and exterior is reiterated in the internal courtyard and various spaces underneath the eaves of the roof, allowing sunlight and wind to pass through the space. We also used the various fittings, eaves and dirt floor as tools for manipulating the boundaries within the house, which maintained both a sense of distance from its surroundings as well as a certain relationship to them. By emphasizing the supporting function of the roof and keeping all the sliding doors and other fittings fully open, the interior of the house acquires a certain spatial intensity. The view from the outside, on the other hand, gives the impression of a wide mantle that covers the entire house. All of these measures allowed us to ensure that the residence would have a sense of spacious comfort where both nature and architecture are accorded equal value. Save this picture!© Hiroshi UedaIn the future, we hope to continue building homes conducive to this sort of luxury and comfort, creating a simple sort of architecture that seeks to actively open itself up to changes in the four seasons, shifts in the weather and the passage of time in a symbiotic relationship with nature, all without having to rely on the latest building technologies, machinery and devices.Save this picture!PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessBusan Opera House Proposal / PRAUDArticlesScottsdale Museum of the West / Jones StudioArticles Share Architects: Naoi Architecture & Design Office Area Area of this architecture project Year: “COPY” “COPY” Photographs Area: 133 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeNaoi Architecture & Design OfficeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWoodHousesJapanPublished on August 18, 2011Cite: “Doughnut House / Naoi Architecture & Design Office” 18 Aug 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
By Gary Truitt – Oct 18, 2015 Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana’s Right to Farm Law Under Attack SHARE Justin SchneiderThe constitutionality of Indiana’s Right to Farm Law is once again being challenged in another high profile lawsuit. The latest attack on the Right to Farm Law involves a lawsuit filed by the Hoosier Environmental Council against a livestock operation in Hendricks County. Justin Schneider, Senior Policy Advisor and Counsel with Indiana Farm Bureau, says the law was designed to protect farmers from just this kind of nuisance lawsuit, “If a farmer is doing a good job no matter how they are raising their livestock, the Right to Farm law says you cannot take action against them.” He said this lawsuit is just another attempt by the Hoosier Environmental Council to generate some negative publicity, “Livestock agriculture is something the Hoosier Environmental Council has not been real supportive of, and I think this litigation shows that.” The Hoosier Environmental Council claims the law “unfairly protects giant corporations and industrial-scale livestock operations.” Kim Ferraro, the plaintiffs’ lawyer and senior attorney for the Hoosier Environmental Council, said, “Indiana’s Right to Farm laws can be profoundly harmful to rural Hoosiers.” Schneider says those arguments don’t apply since the Right to Farm Law protects a farmer’s right to farm no matter what his size or what he is raising, “There are a lot of arguments that are made around the periphery, which is what we have in this case. A lot of talk about bad ag, big ag, and factory farms in an attempt to paint this in a negative light. But, at the end of the day, it is the judge’s job to sift through all that stuff and get the facts and the law and apply the facts to the law without regards to the PR arguments that are being made.” Previous articleAdministration Wants TPP Vote Before Lame DuckNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Schneider says Indiana’s Right to Farm Law is strong enough to protect farmers, “It has been proven constitutional and had stood up to many legal challenges.” But, he added it cannot stop the nuisance lawsuits from being filed, “It is the times we live in — people want to file lawsuits, and neighbors feel they have a right to say what you can do with your land.” He said Indiana farmers are well-positioned to continue to expand and continue to raise livestock Indiana’s Right to Farm Law Under Attack SHARE Facebook Twitter To learn more about being an Indiana Farm Bureau member, visit INFB.org
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Top Stories”If A Woman Feels She Is Nothing Without The Support Of The Man That Is The Failure Of The System”: Kerala High Court-Read Judgment Lydia Suzanne Thomas9 April 2021 11:43 PMShare This – x”It is time for the Government to evolve a scheme to support the single mother”In a recent ruling of the Kerala High Court, the Court took the opportunity of making a series of crucial observations about how society perceives and treats single mothers and opined that the time had come for the state to develop schemes to support single mothers. Justices A Muhamed Mustaque and Dr Kauser Edappagath observed, In a country where the people worship Goddess, in the…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn a recent ruling of the Kerala High Court, the Court took the opportunity of making a series of crucial observations about how society perceives and treats single mothers and opined that the time had come for the state to develop schemes to support single mothers. Justices A Muhamed Mustaque and Dr Kauser Edappagath observed, In a country where the people worship Goddess, in the land where people have been taught about woman: Yatra naryastu pujyante ramante tatra Devata, yatraitaastu na pujyante sarvaastatrafalaahkriyaah”. (Manusmriti (3.56)). [Gods abide where women are worshiped and all actions go futile where they are dishonoured] (Manusmriti 3:56), in the State where we boast cent percent literacy, our attitude to woman is despising; a single mother has no financial or social support. The Bench noted that single mothers who chose to carry their child to full term and give birth face emotional challenges and forced to believe she is destined to be isolated as result of guilt. “She (the single mother) gets hardly any support from the system”, the Judges remarked, adding, “It is time for the Government to evolve a scheme to support the single mother” The Court’s observations come in the context of a case it was faced with, where a mother (Anitha) in a live-in relationship surrendered her child for adoption after her partner, the biological father briefly broke the relationship. After they reunited, they approached the Court to get their child restored to them Noting in the judgment that the woman had been pushed to surrendering the child from anxiety about her status as a single mother and her child’s future. The judgment narrates, “Chat messages of Anitha with the Social Worker depicts how vulnerable it is for a woman becoming mother not in a legally wedded relation. Desperation and plight of the motherhood reflected through the chat messages that depicts the care for the baby from the womb of the person, Anitha”. Troubled at Anitha’s plight, the Court said, “The anomie Anitha had to face as a single mother is the hurdle created by the society. Anitha never attempted to exterminate her womb; she bore the pain to give birth; like every mother she loved to care the child… ” The Court added that Anitha was willing to bear the child but was not allowed by circumstances in the society. “She thought without support of man, she cannot survive”, the Court pointed out from the facts. Questioning the manner in which the existing systems are built, the Court remarked, “If a woman feels she is nothing without the support of the man that is the failure of the system.” In this context, the Court called upon the State to develop systems to aid single mothers like Anitha. “It is for the State to make her realize that her struggle with the forces undermining her existence can be validated with the support of rule of law. That self belief must be her identity and respect due to her,” the Court underscored.Click Here To Download Judgment Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story