Passive income ideas: What I think really works Christopher Ruane | Monday, 30th November, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” christopherruane owns shares of British American Tobacco. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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But they can involve a lot of effort for not very much reward. Also for some of them I think there is a first mover advantage. People who try to replicate a successful passive income idea in a niche may get less reward from it. Here are some things I think really do work when considering ideas for passive income.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…I like passive income ideas that really are passiveSomething that strikes me immediately about a lot of passive income ideas is that they actually require a lot of work. From setting up the income stream, to monitoring it and dealing with problems along the way, it seems to be a surprising amount of activity! Ideas such as dropshipping sound straightforward at first. But finding suppliers, managing customers, and arranging logistics is not my idea of passiveness.Instead, I would go for a passive income idea which really is passive. I’d want to put some money in at the start – even a little bit – then sit back after that and do almost nothing except watch the results.As well as money, I also consider the time investment in any moneymaking scheme. So a passive income idea that requires me to spend a lot of time learning about something new such as customer needs or software programming doesn’t strike me as passive. It seems rather like spending a lot of time upfront in an effort to make uncertain income down the line. Again, I would prefer a genuinely passive income idea. I can try to achieve that by focusing on areas which are already inside what Stephen Covey terms my “circle of competence”.I’d focus on meaningful incomeA lot of passive income ideas seem quite unduly optimistic to me. The reality is that they depend on all sort of variables outside my control, such as customer demand and supplier quality. In many such cases I expect that I would end up making some money – but not enough to justify my time and effort. Instead, I would look for a passive income idea where the likely income would be more transparent and substantial.In fact that’s exactly why I invest money in high income yielding shares like British American Tobacco. With diversification across a few names, I believe it is possible to get a fairly stable, predictable passive income stream. Crucially, the income is substantial. For example, British American Tobacco currently pays out around 7.8% a year in dividends. With a long history of raising dividends and ample cover from earnings, I am not expecting the dividend income to fall any time soon.I think that captures the essence of a passive income idea that works well. It needs to be genuinely passive and offer substantial income. 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Facebook Twitter SHARE Home News Feed Hoosiers Divided on Direct Payment Issue Roman M KeeneyThe Purdue Ag Forecast on Saturday at the State Fairgrounds drew a crowd of several hundred farmers to hear a panel discussion on the Farm Bill. During the Forecast, Indiana Farm Bureau President Don Villwock brought the audience up to date on 2012 Farm Bill issues from the Farm Bureau perspective. As the issue of direct payments is at the forefront, and, as Andy Eubank reports, Villwock was blunt about that program’s future, “They are toast.” While Farm Bureau and many commodity groups are not supporting direct payments, one Purdue Economist is. Roman Keeney, Associate Professor of Ag Economics, told the group that doing away with direct payments to farmers is very politically popular but may not be good policy. He told HAT that, in an era of budget uncertainty, direct payments provide budget certainty, “If we are going to spend money on agriculture, isn’t it better to know how much we are going to spend up front?” He noted that, while payments get a bad rap, they have provided stability to the ag economy and that producers know how to manage them as part of their operations. SHARE Hoosiers Divided on Direct Payment Issue Facebook Twitter Keeney says, despite what farm groups say, farmers really want direct payments. He offers the ACRE program as an example, “For the past four years, farmers have had the chance to choose between ACRE or direct payments and only 13% chose ACRE, so I don’t think it is generally favored in agriculture.” He worries that, with a strong ag economy, everyone feels comfortable in getting rid of direct payments; but he worries what will happen when times get tough. Keeney said there is still the chance for action on a Farm Bill late in the year in a lame duck session after the election. By Gary Truitt – Feb 7, 2012 [audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/02/direct-payment.mp3|titles=Hoosiers Divided on Direct Payment Issue]Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/02/direct-payment.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS Previous articleASA Wants EU Pressured on Trade RestrictionsNext articleExperts Backing Biodiesel Adoption Gary Truitt
Help by sharing this information RSF calls for release of Guinean journalist held for insulting president to go further The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) and the NGO Reporters Without Borders (RSF) are joining forces to call for the immediate release of journalist Amadou Diouldé Diallo, one of the doyens of the Guinean press, who is being jailed in Conakry, and of sports journalist Ibrahima Sadio Bah. They are simply demanding that the law decriminalising press offences in Guinea be respected. April 9, 2021 Guinea : RSF and AIPS call for release of two imprisoned journalists Organisation RSF_en Amadou Diouldé Diallo et Ibrahima Sadio Bah, deux journalistes détenus depuis le 27 et le 4 février derniers. Follow the news on Guinea News GuineaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedImpunityJudicial harassment News Amadou Diouldé Diallo was arrested on February 27th in Conakry. He had just participated in a journalistic programme broadcast on a private Guinean radio station during which he had violently criticised the action of the Head of State, Alpha Condé, recently re-elected President of the Republic of Guinea for a third term. Charged on March 1st, for “offence to the Head of State and defamation”, he was placed under a detention order. His failing health required his transfer from the central prison to the Ignace Deen hospital in Conakry.Several days before Amadou Dioulde Diallo got arrested, another sports journalist, Ibrahima Sadio Bah, was sentenced to six months in prison and fined 500,000 Guinean francs (about 40 euros) for “defamation, public insults and slanderous denunciation” against the president of the Guinean Football Federation (FEGUIFOOT), Mamadou Antonio Souaré. He was sentenced on February 4th for an article on the website guinee7.com relating to accusations of corruption by an unsuccessful candidate against the winner of the FEGUIFOOT presidential election. The prosecutor had however asked for the release of the defendant for an unproven offence.“The detention of journalists, even though the law does not allow it, remains too frequent in Guinea,” RSF Secretary General Christophe Deloire deplores. “They are also unprecedented in their duration. We call for the release without any condition of these journalists in accordance with the applicable laws.”Historian and journalist, Amadou Diouldé Diallo is the president of the Guinean Sports Press Association and the vice-president of the African section of the AIPS, which gathers 166 national associations of sports journalists from the five continents.“AIPS defends free access to sports events and freedom of expression for all journalists everywhere around the world,” AIPS President Gianni Merlo states. “We are shocked that two of our Guinean colleagues of which one is our member have been incriminated and jailed because of comments made in the exercise of their profession, even if, as in Mr Diallo’s case, it was not in sports reporting. We also request for the release without any condition of our colleagues in compliance with the applicable laws.”AIPS and RSF note that the pre-trial detention of Amadou Diouldé Diallo is in opposition to the constitution of the Republic of Guinea, Article 10 which stipulates that “Every individual has the right to freedom of opinion and expression. Law L002 on the freedom of the press decriminalised press offences in Guinea. The objective of this law is to prevent citizens from being arrested and put in prison for offences committed through the press.Amadou Diouldé Diallo was arrested on February 27th without prior summons. All the efforts of his lawyers to obtain his release so that he can freely prepare his defence have been in vain. His family is concerned about his health. A first letter from the AIPS to the President of the Republic of Guinea, Mr Alpha Condé, requesting the release of Mr Diallo has remained unanswered.Guinea is ranked 110th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. Guinean journalist finally freed after being held for nearly three months News News May 19, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Guinean journalist’s continuing detention is “incomprehensible,” RSF says GuineaAfrica Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImprisonedImpunityJudicial harassment April 15, 2021 Find out more AIPS President, Gianni MerloGeneral Secretary of Reporters without borders, Christophe Deloire March 17, 2021 Find out more
NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week News Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest By News Highland – July 19, 2013 WhatsApp Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Twitter MEP claims repeated searches for a flight may push up the price Google+ Google+ Twitter Previous articleDonegal councillor says council must not pass LPT on to tenantsNext articleDrumquin community being urged to join search for Lisa Mc Gowan on Saturday News Highland Northwest MEP Jim Higgins has claimed that airlines companies are bumping up prices if they feel an individual is likely to book.Mr Higgins claims companies are storing details of searches from individual computers to deduce how interested a consumer is in a particular flight and adjusting the price upwards.Jim Higgins says in a large number of cases, a consumer who checks a particular flight several times over a week or two, will often find that the price increases.He says he was shocked to find that if you check the same flight from the same computer, the price of the flight goes up, but that’s not necessarily the case if you check the price from a neighbour’s computer or smartphone.The North West MEP, who is Ireland’s representitive on the European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism Committee is advising consumers to check prices from different IP addresses. Facebook Facebook WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH
Facebook Donegal County Council’s Road Safety Officer says all road users must be extra careful in the coming weeks as winter time sets in.Brian O’Donnell says after the clocks went back last weekend, the driving landscape is very different in the evenings, and bad weather makes the situation even more challenging………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/brianvisibilitity.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Pinterest WhatsApp Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Previous articleDerry councillor traffic management needs in Glenowen must be reassessedNext articleHarps will be away first if they reach promotion/relegation play-offs News Highland Homepage BannerNews Twitter Pinterest Council Road Safety Officer urges everyone to be aware of changed driving conditions LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published By News Highland – October 28, 2015 Google+ GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR
 We present results from the first zonal transect of iron, aluminum, and manganese conducted from the western source region of the Equatorial Undercurrent (EUC) to the central equatorial Pacific. Trace metals were elevated along the slope of Papua New Guinea and within the New Guinea Coastal Undercurrent (NGCU), which is the primary Southern Hemisphere entry path of water to the EUC. Subsurface maxima in total acid-soluble iron, aluminum, and manganese were evident in the EUC. These maxima were generally greatest in the western equatorial Pacific and decreased in magnitude eastward. Maxima in iron and aluminum persisted to 140°W; maxima in manganese extended to 175°W. Iron and manganese maxima were deeper (25–75 m) than aluminum maxima and located in the lower EUC, which undergoes less interior ocean mixing than shallower waters. The depth of the aluminum subsurface maxima correlated strongly (r = 0.88) with the depth of the EUC velocity maximum. Surface waters were enriched in aluminum and manganese offshore of Papua New Guinea. Surface metal concentrations decreased eastward throughout the western warm pool up to the longitude (~180°W) of the salinity front. Detrital sediment input from either direct riverine input or sediment resuspension appeared to be the primary mechanism of supplying metals to the NGCU. We estimated eastward fluxes of metals in the EUC and found greatest fluxes in the western equatorial Pacific between 160°E and 165°E, except for aluminum. Fluxes of aluminum and, to a lesser extent, manganese increased concurrently with water volume transport in the central equatorial Pacific. Iron transport in the EUC remained constant east of the dateline, apparently due to the combined effects of dilution by meridional entrainment and scavenging. Iron was mobilized in a highly active western boundary current region and transported eastward in the lower EUC.
Last night, Tedeschi Trucks Band hit the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, Tennessee with guitarist Jack Pearson. The show was a scorcher from the get-go, with the band opening with Joe Cocker’s “Space Captain” to the delight of the sold-out house. From there, the band took those lucky enough to be in attendance on a journey, holding nothing back as they moved through “Anyhow,” “Don’t Know What It Means,” and “Let Me Get By.” After a cover of George Harrison’s “Isn’t It A Pity,” the band busted out “Leavin’ Trunk” into “Volunteer Slavery,” a combo that has been played four times since it was debuted two months ago in early December.Following “Volunteer Slavery,” the band moved into a spacey instrumental jam accompanied by Jack Pearson, which dropped suddenly into “The Storm.” With incredible vocals on the part of Susan Tedeschi, she opened the song before taking a step back to allow the two incredible guitarists, Jack Pearson and Derek Trucks, take centerstage. The chemistry between the two was electric, as the two traded off transcendent solos between each other. Moving out of “The Storm,” which clocked in at over fifteen minutes long, the Tedeschi Trucks Band took on a cover of George Jones’ “Color Of Blues.” “When I’m Gone” moved into Nina Simone’s “I Wish I Knew How To Be Free,” a stand-out track during whose vocals were lead by Mike Mattison.From that point on til the end of the set, the band really began to heat up. “Rollin And Tumblin” made way for a soulful cover of B.B. King’s “How Blue Can You Get.” A fierce “I Want More” followed, before the last song of the set, Santana’s “Soul Sacrifice,” during which Derek Trucks’ guitar mastery left the audience on a high. After a short break, the band returned and ready to close out the night “Statesboro Blues,” with Susan Tedeschi holding nothing back for the vocals and the bluesy number taking on a fierce yet airy tone.You can check out the full setlist below, as well as videos from last night’s show in Chattanooga. Tonight, Tedeschi Trucks Band will be moving on to Savannah, Georgia, where they will play the Johnny Mercer Theatre. More information about future tour dates can be found on the band’s website. Watch Tedeschi Trucks Band show opener, “Space Captain,” courtesy of Dan Vaughan.Watch Jack Pearson join the Tedeschi Trucks Band during “The Storm,” courtesy youtube user BamaWrangler.Watch the show’s encore, “Statesboro Blues,” courtesy of Mitchell Frank.
During Tuesday’s Symposium on Women’s Incarceration at Saint Mary’s, two priests who have served as prison chaplains shared their experiences working with inmates. Fr, Jim Bracke and Fr. Tom McNally closed the day-long event by offering a spiritual perspective on the “crisis of incarceration” – male or female, convicted or not convicted – and called attendees to action. Bracke said he sees the inmates as his brothers. He said he adopted this term of endearment after realizing many of the former offenders were like him: human. The value of interpersonal relationships with the incarcerated became especially apparent to him after he met David, a drug addict in the recovery program of Westville Correctional Facility, he said. “It meant so much to have someone on the outside come in,” Bracke said. “Not that I was anything, but just being a servant of the Lord, just being there was encouraging.” After engaging in weekly meetings with Bracke, David wanted to be baptized, Bracke said. His therapeutic community witnessed as he was welcomed into the Catholic faith last spring, he said, and David was confirmed in November, Bracke said. “All this really began by me just being there,” Bracke said. “Yes, okay, I work for and represent the Church and faith and am very happy to do that, but I’ve found that they just want someone to talk to, someone they can trust, that will not judge them.” McNally, who has served as Bracke’s mentor for the past 33 years of his priesthood, said he supports the Catholic Church’s stance on eradicating capital punishment. “I’ve been with three different men when they were executed,” McNally said. “How do you walk with them? How do you walk with them in the weeks prior [to] their execution? How do you walk with them on the night that they are executed?” McNally said his first encounter with a man sentenced to death occurred just hours before the inmate’s execution. The inmate’s presence, along with an open ear and heart, granted the man solace, he said. Bracke said he learned the relationship between prison ministers and prisoners is often give-and-take when he worked with Darrel, a craftsman in one of the prisons Bracke worked. “It was an incredible awakening for me to see talent, talent that unfortunately can’t be shared beyond the prison walls,” Bracke said. Bracke said it was challenging for Darrel, a father of five, to miss his family in general, but also their birthdays, weddings and funerals. “He felt a strong sense of guilt. As humans, we search for forgiveness and feeling,” Bracke said. “It was such a privilege to walk with Darrel. He was the picture of redemption.” Bracke said it is the Church’s responsibility to step in and help inmates in the same situation as Darrel. “It’s an overwhelming area to tackle and I think we’ve kind of been paralyzed,” he said. “I hope this season of Advent for all of us really get fire under the leaders. We need the Church – churches, of all faiths – to really start coming together. It’s all about God and having the grace of the Holy Spirit to work through this.” Contact Rebecca O’Neil at [email protected]
Namely, last month the Association of Caterers of Kvarner and Istria (UUKI), with the support of the National Association of Caterers and the Association Voice of Entrepreneurs, organized peaceful protest action “5 to 12” by which they symbolically indicated that they really are 5 to 12, and to tell the responsible institutions of this country that without new steps towards saving business, businessmen, and especially caterers, will not be able to save jobs. “The global coronavirus pandemic has caused a collective global lockdown, resulting in the largest recorded decline in economic activity in human history. Croatia, as an integral part of the globe, has not remained immune to this global phenomenon. Economic activity in the Republic of Croatia was lower even than during the Homeland War. Thanks to the hearing of the ruling party, the immediate collapse of the Croatian economy and the dismissals of almost 700.000 people were prevented. The adopted measures saved many jobs until the beginning of the tourist season, which bought a little time, but there is no real solution. Measures to preserve jobs saved our employees from going to the Bureau. However, they did not save the businessmen, and among them those who suffered the hardest blow of all – the occasional passenger transport, the event industry, the beauty industry, tourist guides, agencies and caterers. In an effort to maintain the level of catering offer that our guests are accustomed to coming to us, we have exhausted our resources. The announced favorable loans that the state was supposed to provide to businessmen remained towers in the air. Access to any credit line is blocked and inevitably leads to the collapse of the sector of which we are factors.”They state in their statement from the Association of Caterers Split. Photo: Pexels.com Now the action has been joined by caterers from Split, gathered through the Association of Caterers Split. Through action ”WE ARE CLOSING TODAY TO STAY OPEN TOMORROW!”Caterers in Split will September 24, 2020 from 11:56 to 12:56, close their facilities for an hour, in a sign of silent protest due to the extremely bad economic situation. Today we are working to save income for 60.000 people tomorrow, emphasize the Association of Caterers Split and add that they are not asking for free money, but access to credit lines to preserve liquidity, investments and permanently real taxes, so they can consolidate business and keep the most important resource – people! / / / MORE THAN 600 CATERERS CLOSED THE SHOP FOR 60 MINUTES TODAY IN SUPPORT OF THE ACTION “5 TO 12” According to a survey conducted by the Association of Caterers of Kvarner and Istria, as many as 80 percent of employers in the hospitality industry will be forced to cancel contracts with employees due to the decline in business. In order to preserve numerous jobs and enable further business and existence of this, but also related sectors, caterers ask the responsible authorities to suspend payment. VAT until March 01, 2021., lowering the VAT rate on food, which includes drinks, na 10% and grants through liquidity loans and investments in cooperation with HAMAG BICRO and HBOR. After the caterers of Istria and Kvarner, the action “5 to 12” is joined by caterers in and around Split.