The Aston Martin share price is dirt-cheap. I think you’d have to be tough as James Bond to buy it

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The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar There is nothing smooth and sleek about the Aston Martin Lagonda (LSE: AML) share price. While the James Bond carmaker creates luxury motors, its stock is now trading at a bargain bin price of just 48p a share.On 6 December 2019, less than eight months ago, the Aston Martin share price was riding high at 630p. It has since lost around 92% of its value. Not since Goldfinger got sucked out of a jet aircraft has anything connected with the Bond franchise fallen so far and so fast.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…Aston Martin is a top luxury brand, with a lousy financial history. The Warwickshire-headquartered company has gone bankrupt seven times in its 107 years. This is a super-high-risk buy.New chief executive Tobias Moers takes the wheel from 1 August, having been recruited from Mercedes’ high-performance subsidiary AMG. News of his appointment sparked a recovery in the Aston Martin share price, now he has to deliver in challenging times.Although the coronavirus crash cannot be blamed for the company’s problems, it hasn’t helped. Car sales almost halved in the first quarter, from 1,057 last year to 578. Losses before tax jumped almost seven-fold from £17.3m to £118.9m.Aston Martin share price crunchMoers’ predecessor Andy Palmer made some odd manoeuvres during his six years at the helm, shifting into SUVs, speedboats and Florida property, and running up massive debts along the way. By the end of his tenure, net debt topped £875m, against net cash of just £107m. January’s emergency £500m cash raise helped ease the immediate threat. With sports car billionaire Lawrence Stroll heading the consortium, market sentiment picked up. Stroll is making sweeping changes, and is focusing “on cost and investment control consistent with restoring profitability”. So can the Aston Market share price get back in gear?It will be a long haul, with setbacks along the way. Investors took a hit last month, when the group announced a £152m equity raise in late June, selling 304m shares at 50p each. Its Q2 trading statement published at the same time inevitably showed lower retail sales and wholesale, with dealer stock reduced by 617 units. On a more positive note, at least more than 90% of its dealer network is now open. There are some “positive” signs coming out of China. Forward orders for its new DBX SUV appear strong.A really high-risk buyThe new management team is going back to basics, focusing on high-performance cars and racing, rather than property offshoots and whatnot. It will have to drive a recovery in the teeth of a pandemic, which now seems to be threatening a second wave of economic misery.The Aston Martin share price is ultra cheap for a reason. Despite attempts to boost financial stability, net debt still stood at £883m on 31 May, against cash of £244m. My big worry is that the iconic brand names sucks in dreamers, who will struggle to make success a reality. This is the ultimate boy’s toy.If you want to inject some risk to your portfolio, Aston Martin could be the stock for you. But only invest money you can afford to lose! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Harvey Jones | Tuesday, 28th July, 2020 | More on: AML See all posts by Harvey Joneslast_img read more

St. Louis circuit attorney to investigate conditions at jail

first_img Previous articleWinning numbers drawn in ‘All or Nothing Evening’ gameNext articleJoe Allen, whose bistro was a Broadway draw, dies at 87 Digital AIM Web Support Twitter TAGS  St. Louis circuit attorney to investigate conditions at jail Facebook Local NewsUS News Facebook ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Monday launched an investigation into conditions at the City Justice Center, a large downtown jail that was the site of a massive disturbance over the weekend. More than 100 detainees on Saturday were able to get out of their cells, smash windows and set fires. A corrections officer was injured and hospitalized but is expected to recover. Advocates for inmates on Sunday said the uprising was “an act of courage” that was necessitated by inmates’ basic needs not being met, including a lack of personal protective equipment to help stave off a coronavirus outbreak. Gardner, in a statement, called the weekend incident and other recent protests inside the jail “deeply troubling” and said her office’s investigation will focus on the circumstances that led to the actions. “We will ensure there is full accountability,” Gardner said. “But while some are calling for the immediate prosecution of the detainees involved, this situation demands further scrutiny.” She cited concerns raised by relatives of detainees, public defenders and advocates about conditions, “including whether or not appropriate protocols have been followed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.” Earlier Monday, Mayor Lyda Krewson announced the appointment of a task force to examine issues at the jail that has had three inmate uprisings since December. Krewson’s office said the task force will be chaired by former state Supreme Court Justice Michael Wolff, who also is a professor and dean emeritus at St. Louis University School of Law. “The City takes very seriously the health and safety of the individuals who the courts have determined need to be held pretrial,” Krewson said in a statement. While officials believe the corrections division is being run in a “professional and capable” way, the concerns deserve investigation, she said. An advocate for inmates, Tracy Stanton of Ex-Incarcerated People Organizing St. Louis, said the inmates rioted in part because they lack adequate heat in cells and personal protective equipment to protect against COVID-19. The uprising “was an act of courage that was staged to reinforce these issues because their needs are still not being met,” Stanton said. City officials say there are no positive cases among the general population, and that inmates are provided with adequate PPE and are tested upon request. But activist Inez Bordeaux, of the legal aid group Arch City Defenders, said she’s taken calls on the organization’s jail hotline and heard from dozens of detainees who say they don’t have access to COVID-19 testing or PPE.center_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

In Asia, bucking the global lockdown trend

first_imgWhen success slips Similar successes have been seen in Hong Kong and Singapore, although their outbreaks are beginning to worsen.Both cities moved comparatively fast to screen arrivals from China and used contact tracing to keep initial infections down.That allowed them to avoid the kind of complete lockdowns seen across a growing swathe of the globe.But infections have spiked in recent weeks as residents return home to flee the growing outbreaks in Europe and North America.Hong Kong now has 936 confirmed cases and four deaths while Singapore has 1,375 and six deaths.Both cities are now ramping up enforced social distancing measures.In recent days Singapore announced it would close schools and workplaces as well as quarantining some 20,000 migrant workers in their dormitories.Hong Kong’s schools have been shuttered since early on and most civil servants are working from home.But the government recently banned more than four people gathering in public and shut down entertainment venues including bars, karaoke businesses and mahjong parlors.Bernard Chan, a top advisor to city leader Carrie Lam, recently warned tougher measures could be rolled out if infections continue to rise.”We could simply impose a much bigger lockdown across the city and tell all non-essential businesses to close so nearly everyone stays home most of the time for a few weeks,”  he told RTHK news. The government of President Tsai Ing-wen, whose deputy is an epidemiologist, made tough decisions while the crisis was nascent to stave off the kind of pain now convulsing much of the rest of the world.”Countries like Taiwan are exemplary,” Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who is funneling his billions into vaccine research, told Fox News this week.”And so they won’t either have the disease burden or the economic effect that other countries will have.”Much like antibodies are formed to fight off the next infection, Taiwan’s response was forged in a previous epidemic — the deadly SARS outbreak in 2003. This time the island was ready. Flattening the curve Before Wuhan was even locked down, Taiwan activated its Central Epidemic Command Centre, began screening arrivals, rolled out comprehensive testing and deployed detailed contact tracing.It soon closed off all travel from China, its biggest trading partner, even when the World Health Organization — a body it is frozen out of by Beijing — was advising against such a step.A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association documented 124 early actions the command center took at a time when much of the rest of the world was barely considering the possibility of a pandemic.Jason Wang, a Stanford Medicine professor who co-wrote the study, said those steps bought Taiwan crucial time to ramp up testing and mask production.”Two weeks is a lot of time when the virus is spreading exponentially,” he told AFP.”Before definitive evidence is available, it is better to be cautious when you are dealing with an unknown virus.  We all learned a hard lesson,” he added.South Korea is being hailed in a different way — as a country that managed to flatten the infection curve despite a major outbreak.In late February the coronavirus exploded in the southern city of Daegu via a cluster within a religious group.At its peak, 909 new infections were found in one day. In total more than 10,000 people have been confirmed infected in South Korea with 192 deaths.But six weeks on, Daegu registered its first single-digit daily rise in confirmed cases.Meanwhile much of the rest of South Korea is running comparatively smoothly with widely adopted social distancing measures remaining advisory, not compulsory.Experts have cited widespread testing as a major factor as well as contact tracing and quarantines for all positive patients.South Korea had a workable test within just a few weeks of the government issuing tenders and is now a major exporter of kits around the world.center_img As the coronavirus pandemic sparks global lockdowns, life has continued comparatively unhindered in places like Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong after their governments and citizens took decisive early action against the unfolding crisis.At first glance Taiwan looks like an ideal candidate for the coronavirus. The island of 23 million lies just 180 kilometers off mainland China.Yet nearly 100 days in, Taiwan has just 376 confirmed cases and five fatalities while restaurants, bars, schools, universities and offices remain open. Topics :last_img read more

Aileen seals senior title with birdie, birdie finish

first_img A birdie, birdie finish sealed a five shot victory for Aileen Greenfield in the English Senior Women’s Stroke Play Championship at St Enodoc in Cornwall.Greenfield, from Pyecombe in Sussex, came from a shot behind to beat Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire), ahead of a three-way tie for third place.The new champion, who finished on 10-over par, has been very close to this title before, notably getting into a play-off in 2015 when she made her debut in senior ranks. The following year she was again runner-up.This time there were no mistakes and she adds the title to the English Senior Women’s Amateur which she won last year and she commented: “I’m over the moon, absolutely over the moon.”She trailed Foster, a two-times winner, by a stroke going into today’s final round and after two holes had dropped three further back. At the turn, Foster was still three shots clear, but it all changed on the back nine.Greenfield came home in two-under par, with three birdies in the last four holes, while Foster struggled back in six-over.“I didn’t look at the scoreboard, I was playing with Jackie but I hadn’t a clue about the scores, I’d just have got too excited otherwise,” said Greenfield.“It was just a game of patience. The front nine was playing a lot harder than the back and I got though those holes trying to do no worse than a bogey and then I hoped to get the birdies later on.”Third place was shared by Julie Wheeldon (Wakefield, Yorkshire), former champion Lulu Housman (Wyke Green, Middlesex) and Australia’s Sue Wooster.St Enodoc’s Caroline Hume-Kendall finished in a tie for 19th place.Click here for final scoresCaption: Aileen Greenfield, third left, with England Golf President Jenny Clink (next right) and other prize winners Tags: Aileen Greenfield, English Senior Women’s Open Stroke Play, St Enodoc 20 Jun 2019 Aileen seals senior title with birdie, birdie finish last_img read more

Celebrate Parks and Rec Month in Monmouth County

first_imgSummer camps resume July 6 with modifications. Most will be outdoors and there will be fewer programs than in typical years, said Livingstone. However, many are running as scheduled. Face coverings will be recommended for outdoor camps and required for indoor camps. According to Patti Conroy, superintendent of recreation, registration for summer programs began June 3 and generated about $94,000 in revenue by the Monday, June 8 Monmouth County Board of Recreation Commissioners meeting. While the MCPS encourages Monmouth County residents to take advantage of its offerings this summer, it advises that anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 not use the parks or trails. It asks that visitors share the trails and warn others nearby when passing. There may be limited access to public restrooms and water fountains. Social distancing should be maintained with at least 6 feet from others at all times. Group gatherings should be avoided, it warned. While some activities are prohibited during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there’s still plenty to do through the Monmouth County Park System (MCPS). Middletown resident Christopher Porter told The Two River Times that he has golfed six times in the past week and a half, including at the Shark River Golf Course in Neptune. He said the experience has not been very different compared to other years, aside from the face coverings. “You just need to wear a mask if you want to go inside the pro shop or clubhouse,” he said.  Additionally, beaches at Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park in Long Branch are also subject to periodic closures, according to the MCPS, if there are too many visitors.  Beaches and golf courses reopened in May and June per Gov. Phil Murphy’s orders. However, there have been limitations to comply with social distancing. Sandy Hook is following the state’s lead and has been operating at 50 percent capacity to enforce proper social distancing regulations for beachgoers. Before the pandemic, the national park would typically operate with a capacity of nearly 4,500, according to Daphne Yun, National Park Service spokesperson. MONMOUTH COUNTY – July is national Parks and Recreation Month, and with the summer heat kicking in, it could be a good time to go outdoors and have some fun while remaining socially distant and wearing face coverings as recommended by the CDC. “We have a lot open for people to enjoy in the parks,” said Karen Livingstone, public information officer with the MCPS. “There’s a lot where people can still come out and enjoy. Our attendance has been up throughout the park system.”center_img That includes basketball courts, boat ramps, fitness trails, skating rinks, marinas, off-leash dog areas, pickleball and tennis courts, picnic pavilions and more. But the most popular sites during the pandemic have been quintessential summer spots – beaches and golf courses, said Livingstone. Fishing areas and piers are also open, and the MCPS has even hosted two recent fishing derbies at the Manasquan Reservoir and Turkey Swamp Park in Freehold Township. Both derbies were attended by 100 participants, said Livingstone, and were successful. Social distancing regulations were still in place. July is national Parks and Recreation month, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the Two River area. The Monmouth County Park System’s parks, golf courses, programs and more are open for all to enjoy – with social distancing guidelines in place. Courtesy MCPS Staying safe in the parks is important, the MCPS posted on its website. “Social distancing is the practice of reducing close contact between people to slow the spread of infections or diseases.” With few rainy days so far this summer, Livingstone said golf courses have also been busy this year. Tee time reservations are available one week in advance, with walk-on times generally available. Single-occupancy golf cart options are available during the pandemic and may result in limited cart availability throughout the day, according to MCPS. However, immediate family members, caretakers, household members and romantic partners can share a cart. Face coverings are required for entry into the golf centers. The article originally appeared in the July 2 – 8, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more