Royston Roche has no position in any company mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. 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. Should I buy Lloyds Bank shares for my long-term portfolio? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Lloyds Bank (LSE: LLOY) shares have been one of the best performers of the FTSE 100 index in the last three months. The stock rose 35% during this period. However, investors who bought the stock a year back around this time have lost 40% of its value.The bull case for Lloyds Bank sharesLloyds Bank has a very good branch network in the UK. I believe its focus on digital banking is the right direction for the bank in the long term. It had 17.1 million digital active users and 12.1 million active mobile app users at the end of the third quarter ending 30th September, 2020. Customer satisfaction is good as the digital net promoter score grew to 69% from 64% during the same period.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 banking sector stocks are cyclical in nature. When the economy starts improving, I believe the banking sector will be one of the early winners. This can arguably already be seen in the past few months, when most of the UK financial sector stocks have been performing well.The bank has a stable balance sheet: CET1 ratio is improving. This improved from 13.8% at the end of December 31, 2019, to 15.2% at the end of Q3.The bank’s operating costs are reduced due to the continued digitalisation and other process and organisational improvements. For the full-year 2020, management believes that the operating costs will be below £7.6bn in 2020. This is lower than the operating costs of £7.9bn in 2019.The bear caseLloyds Bank shares’ profits are more tied to the UK economy. With the lockdown, and since many businesses are closed, the bank’s revenue is negatively affected. The bank’s other income was down 23% to £3.4 billion. In my opinion, this trend might continue in the near term due to the national lockdown.The low-interest environment is not beneficial for Lloyds Bank. In the year-to-date September 2020, net income was down 17% to £10.8bn.The bank’s risk-weighted assets increased by £1.9bn primarily due to the increases from credit risks for the nine months ended September 2020 and would continue in Q4. Optimisation of the Commercial banking portfolio could offset some of these risks. However, it could have a fuller impact in 2021 depending on the economic situation.The Bank of England’s Prudential Regulatory Authority has given the green signal to the banks to restart dividends in 2021. However, there are some restrictions on the dividend distribution based on the bank’s risk-weighted assets and combined profits of 2019 and 2020. According to the analysts at UBS, Lloyds could see a maximum yield of 1.6% while Barclays might yield up to 3.2%.The UK GDP reported an estimated 2.6% monthly decline in November 2020 according to The Office for National Statistics. However, this is better than the economists forecast of a 5.7% decline. I would wait to get more clarity on the disruption caused by the lockdown to buy Lloyds Bank shares, which is more UK centric, and would prefer a more diversified bank like Barclays in my portfolio. 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Charities to share £2.2m from breakers of environmental laws Tagged with: environment Funding 156 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Melanie May | 26 November 2018 | News Ellie Brodie, Senior Policy Manager, The Wildlife Trusts said:“Obviously, we would have been happier if these incidents hadn’t occurred at all. However, it’s a good principle that polluters should offer redress for the damage they cause. The money will enable work which will benefit wildlife and wild places, and which otherwise wouldn’t be funded. We hope these payments serve as a reminder to business of its responsibility towards a clean and healthy environment; and also have a deterrent effect as it’s clearly cheaper to do things cleanly, rather than risk creating pollution.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 155 total views, 1 views today Fifteen environmental projects are to benefit from over £2million given in payments by companies and individuals that have broken environmental laws.The money, a total of £2,223,121.54, from 15 Enforcement Undertakings is going to projects that benefit the environment including cleaning up and enhancing parks, rivers and beaches. It comes from payments for environmental offences including pollution of rivers or the sea, not meeting permit conditions or not taking reasonable steps to recover packaging waste.The payments include the Environment Agency’s largest ever financial contribution of £975,000 offered by Wessex Water Services Limited for an environmental offence involving sewage spills at Swanage in Dorset. These funds will benefit Dorset Waste Partnership, which will receive £400,000, Dorset Litter Free Coast and Sea Project (£100,000), Purbeck District Council/Swanage Town Council (£400,000) and Durlston Country Park and Nature Reserve (£75,000).The other 14 payments range from £5,000 – £232,000, including:United Utilities Water Limited – £232,000 benefitting Mersey Rivers Trust (£90,000) and Community Forest Trust (£142,000) for discharging sewage into a brookYorkshire Water Services Limited – £200,000 benefitting Yorkshire Wildlife Trust for polluting a riverNorthumbrian Water Limited – £135,000 benefitting Durham Wildlife Trust (£45,000), Wear Rivers Trust (£45,000), Marine Conservation Society (£45,000) for polluting a streamAs well as making a payment to an appropriate charity or project, these companies have accepted liability, demonstrated restoration of harm and will make improvements to avoid future offences.Peter Kellett, Director of Legal Services from the Environment Agency said:“When companies damage the environment whether it is through polluting our waters or breaching permit conditions, we will take enforcement action against them including civil sanctions.“We take these environmental incidents very seriously and these payments of more than £2.2 million direct to charities will help them carry out vital projects to improve our environment right across England.” Advertisement
Gala Bingo & 52 LivesGala Bingo is extending its partnership with 52 Lives for a further two years. GalaBingo.com first partnered with the charity in 2016 and pledged to donate a minimum of £52,000 to the charity per year but has so far raised £218,818. GalaBingo.com has raised funds by hosting 52 Lives charity games every day at 7:30pm, with an additional three on Sunday nights. Anybody over the age of 18 can play, with tickets costing 25p or less. 100% of the profits from these games go to the charity, alongside additional player donations. Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Surgeons Quarter, & Bowel Cancer UKThe Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and its commercial arm, Surgeons Quarter, are collectively partnering with Bowel Cancer UK to raise funds for the charity’s Improving Surgery, Saving Lives fundraising campaign. In a yearlong partnership, Surgeons Quarter and the RCSEd aim to raise £50,000. The College and Bowel Cancer UK are raising £430,000 to create Scotland’s first Colorectal Cancer Surgical Research Chair. Surgeons Quarter manages hotel Ten Hill Place, and during 2019, Ten Hill Place asks guests if they would like to make a donation when paying at its drinks and dining restaurant or adding to their bill at the end of their stay. The wider network of RCSEd and Surgeons Quarter will also fundraise through themed evenings, sponsored events, bake sales, dress down days, sky dives, spinathons and more. Burns Pet Nutrition & 3 charitiesBurns Pet Nutrition has announced that it will this year support three charities as part of its ongoing Charity of the Year Programme. Blue Cross, Yorkshire Cat Rescue and GalwaySPCA have all been selected to receive a year’s worth of financial assistance and food amounting to more than £100k in value. The three charities were chosen following an application and interview process which saw over 25 animal welfare organisations apply. The collaboration marks the fourth consecutive year that Burns has run its Charity of the Year Programme. Last year Burns business owner John Burns donated £1m to charity to mark its 25th anniversary. In addition to financial support, Blue Cross will receive food at five of its rescue centres: Bromsgrove, Lewknor, Southampton, Burford and Tiverton. 301 total views, 1 views today 302 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis66 McCarthy & Stone & BeanstalkMcCarthy & Stone have chosen Beanstalk as its 2019 charity partner, to help improve the outcomes for children who struggle with reading while promoting the wellbeing benefits of intergenerational volunteering. The partnership will aim to raise at least £100,000 during the year to help support Beanstalk’s reading support programmes and will actively seek to engage McCarthy and Stone homeowners and staff from across the UK in volunteering to directly support disadvantaged children in their local communities. Coffee#1 & SamaritansSamaritans has become Coffee#1’s first national charity partner. Coffee#1 announced the launch of the partnership to coincide with Brew Monday (21 January) with shops displaying a range of promotional materials, including green gingerbread men. Staff will also offer customers the option to donate £1, and over the next two years Coffee#1 aim to raise £100k for Samaritans through various staff fundraising events and public donations. Principality Building Society, Teenage Cancer Trust Cymru & Alzheimer’s Society CymruPrincipality Building Society is to support Teenage Cancer Trust Cymru, and Alzheimer’s Society Cymru until the end of 2021. Colleagues at Principality’s 53 branches and 17 agencies will take on a range of challenges over the next three years to raise vital funds for them. In the past this has included mountain treks, half marathons, cycle event and bucket collections at Principality Stadium. Marsh & Parsons & Anthony NolanOn Monday 4 February London estate agent Marsh & Parsons is set to launch its first ever corporate partnership – with Anthony Nolan. Marsh & Parsons’ brand campaign ‘Matching people and property’, chimes with Anthony Nolan’s mission to find people with blood cancers or blood disorders a lifesaving ‘match’. The campaign will include team fundraising, and a series of creative billboards to be displayed on the London Underground. Marsh & Parsons aims to raise £25,000 by spearheading corporate and individual fundraising initiatives including encouraging its employees to take part in sporting activities such as Anthony Nolan’s Walking Together and Prudential Ride London, as well as fun team activities like inter-office sporting tournaments, sweepstakes and quizzes. SPAR & Marie CurieSPAR’s fundraising efforts for Marie Curie have passed the £1 million mark. SPAR stores began fundraising in March 2017 and have now reached this milestone, equivalent to paying for 50,000 hours of care from Marie Curie Nurses. In March 2017, SPAR stores supported the Great Daffodil Appeal, hosting collection boxes and encouraging customers to donate. SPAR continued its support of the Great Daffodil Appeal in 2018, as well as other annual fundraisers including the Blooming Great Tea Party. SPAR stores also fundraised through the sales of its sandwich ranges, including the Christmas sandwich selection, with a donation from each sale going to the charity. SPAR staff members also organised fundraisers across the country, including cycle rides in Cornwall, Ben Nevis treks, ‘Go Yellow’ days and hosting hundreds of tea parties throughout the UK.Also main image. Melanie May | 1 February 2019 | News 12 corporate fundraising partnerships to kick off February 2019 Tagged with: corporate corporate fundraising Corporate Social Responsibility Blakemore Retail SPAR store & NSPCCColleagues from Blakemore Retail SPAR stores raised over £200k for NSPCC during the latter half of 2018. Jumping out of planes, running up skyscrapers and cycling across the country are all things Blakemore Retail employees can now tick off their fundraising hit-list. The funds will be used to support the NSPCC’s ‘Speak out. Stay safe’ service. Other fundraising events run by Blakemore Retail employees included Halloween, a Battle of the Bakes competition, Christmas-themed fancy dress days and Sparkle Day. In-store activities in December alone raised £59,380 for the charity. Blakemore Retail has now raised more than £3 million over the last ten plus years for the charity. Here is a selection of the charity partnerships announced by a range of businesses in the past month, from Coffee#1’s first national charity partnership with Samaritans, to Gala Bingo’s extension of its partnership with 52 Lives. Mattress Online & CrisisCrisis has received a donation of over £2000 from mattress and beds retailer Mattress Online. The donation, which totals £2496.18, is being made following a campaign undertaken towards the end of 2018, where the retailer set aside £1 from every order received over a two week period in December 2018. In addition to this, Mattress Online’s staff also contributed to the grand total, with a Bake Sale being held at the retailer’s headquarters. About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis66 Santander & Alzheimer’s SocietySantander has selected Alzheimer’s Society as its new national charity partner for 2019-2021. One thousand Santander staff from across the UK voted in the selection process. The partnership’s focus will be to improve financial inclusion and help those within the community who may struggle to cope with new technology, as well as organising fundraising activities and volunteering. Santander aims to become the best digital dementia friendly bank in the UK. The South of England Agricultural Society & Jamie’s FarmThe South of England Agricultural Society has announced that its 2019 Charity of the Year is Jamie’s Farm. It was the idea of new 2019 Society President, Sir Richard Kleinwort, to support the fourth Jamie’s Farm, which is due to open in Lewes in Spring 2019.
The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Featured / Dan Sheehy Joins Home Point Financial Home Point Financial Corporation (Home Point), a national mortgage originator and servicer, announced the appointment of Dan Sheehy as the company’s Correspondent Institutions Manager. In this role, he will support Home Point’s delegated correspondent clients in Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia and Washington DC. He will report directly to Michael Bender, Division Manager – Institutions Group East.Steve Landes, Senior Managing Director – Correspondent Division, said, “Dan is focused on providing our clients with the products and strategic solutions they need to maximize their growth. We are excited to have him join the team and build our presence in the Mid-Atlantic region.” Sheehy has more than 20 years’ experience in the mortgage industry, most recently serving as Vice President – Key Account Manager for Chase Home Lending. Previous experience includes serving as an Account Executive at Chase Mortgage Banking, Regional Production Manager for WMC Equity Services and Regional Sales Manager for Lender’s Service Incorporated.“With a commitment to superior service and a competitive mix of products and pricing, Home Point Financial is well positioned to help the delegated correspondents we serve,” said Sheehy.Home Point Financial is a national mortgage originator and servicer. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Home Point Financial is a subsidiary of Home Point Capital LP, a financial services holding company founded in 2014 and owned by members of management and by investment funds managed by Stone Point Capital LLC. Share Save Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Donna Joseph is a Dallas-based writer who covers technology, HR best practices, and a mix of lifestyle topics. She is a seasoned PR professional with an extensive background in content creation and corporate communications. Joseph holds a B.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Mass Communication, both from the University of Bangalore, India. She is currently working on two books, both dealing with women-centric issues prevalent in oppressive as well as progressive societies. She can be reached at [email protected] in Featured, Headlines, News Tagged with: Dan Sheehy Home Point Financial Corporation Michael Bender Steve Landes Previous: Innovative Solutions Next: Mortgage Cadence and Radian MI Collaborate Dan Sheehy Joins Home Point Financial Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Donna Joseph Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily December 7, 2018 1,367 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Dan Sheehy Home Point Financial Corporation Michael Bender Steve Landes 2018-12-07 Donna Joseph Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe
News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Another man remains in Garda custody in relation to the double stabbing on Grafton Street and Chattham Row which happened early yesterday morning.3 people in total were injured during the attempted robberies two of them seriously.Security Editor with the Irish Independent is Tom Brady.He says the first man was stabbed in the chest a short time before the second assault.”5 minutes later the gardai were alerted to another attack at nearby Chattham Row off Chattham Street and there the same two suspects had attacked a man and his girlfriend” he said.”The man was stabbed in the back and his girlfriend was punched in the face and body and was knocked to the ground” he added. Previous articleMEP defends GAA nomination for European Union prizeNext articleTaoiseach insists Croke Park 2 savings will be made News Highland Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest A 25-year-old man is due in court charged in connection a series of violent assaults in Dublin Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – April 17, 2013 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Facebook Facebook
Chalabala/iStock(SAN ANTONIO) — A father allegedly staged his baby boy’s kidnapping to cover up foul play involving the child, San Antonio police said, as the search for the baby intensifies.“Without a doubt … this was a staged event,” San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told reporters Monday.Authorities initially said on Friday that 8-month-old King Jay Davila was reported to be kidnapped while inside his father’s car.Police then shared surveillance video of the woman they believed stole the car.McManus said Monday that the woman in surveillance video was identified as a cousin of the baby’s father, Christopher Davila.The child was not in the car, which was recovered later on Friday at a park.Police believe the alleged staged kidnapping was “to cover up foul play involving King Jay Davila,” McManus said, though he declined to elaborate.Davila was arrested on Friday and charged with endangering a child, police said.His cousin was arrested and charged with an unrelated offense, McManus said.“The father spoke with the media from jail and he spent more time speaking with the media, answering media questions, than he spent with us, answering our questions,” the chief said.Davila spoke to ABC San Antonio affiliate KSAT from jail on Saturday, saying the police investigation wasn’t looking in the right direction.“They just need to focus on where the car was located,” he said.Investigators are focused on finding King Jay, McManus said. Asked if police believe the baby is alive, McManus would only say authorities believe this was foul play.“We know that there’s more people out there that have more information on this case,” he said, warning, “Even if you are not directly involved in this, if you are withholding information, if you have lied to police, we will charge you.”Davila remains in jail and is due to appear in court on Feb. 27. His attorneys did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Managing absence is biggest HR headacheOn 1 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Absence management rather than stress management is the most pressingworkplace headache for UK HR managers. A study by the journal IRS Employment Review has found that almost one infive HR managers believed absence was the most difficult aspect of their worklast year. In the public sector, the proportion of HR managers citing absence as thesingle most challenging area of their work rose to nearly 30 per cent. And mostHR professionals – almost 90 per cent of the 432 managers polled – believedline managers did not like managing absence. Its finding is backed by research in Occupational Health’s sister title PersonnelToday, which found that between 66 and 76 per cent of HR professionals believetheir line managers are ‘poor’ or ‘fair’ when it comes to absence managementand a range of other key skills. www.irsemploymentreview.com
KZ Okpala scored 22 points to lead the Cardinal (9-10, 2-5), which lost its fifth out of the last seven. Daejon Davis added 17 points. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSTANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Sedrick Barefield scored 12 of his team-high 18 points in the second half, including four free throws in the final 37 seconds, and Utah beat Stanford 70-66 on Thursday night, its first win at Maples Pavilion as a member of the Pac-12. Donnie Tillman added 11 points for the Utes (10-8, 4-2), who won their season-high third straight and four of six overall. Stanford hosts Colorado on Saturday. Tags: Pac 12/Sedrick Barefield/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball Stanford opened the second half with a 12-3 run to overtake the Utes at 38-35 and maintained its advantage until Utah scored eight unanswered points to take a lead and the game swayed back and forth the rest of the way. Stanford had 10 blocks, seven in the first half, and has 98 total blocks, averaging 5.1 per game, third in the Pac-12 Conference. Oscar Da Silva (24) and Josh Sharma (23) account for about half. … Davis missed his first six shots and went 1 of 8 in the first half with his only basket on a dunk. … Freshman guard Cormac Ryan missed his third straight game with an injury. … Sharma reached double figures in rebounds for the first time in seven games and the second time this season. Utah, which hit seven of its final nine shots, outscored the Cardinal 13-3 the rest of the way and took a 31-26 advantage into halftime. Marcus Sheffield hit a 3-pointer to give Stanford a 23-18 lead with 4:50 left in the first half. Utah had lost six straight in Maples Pavilion and last won at Stanford in 1971. … Timmy Allen has averaged 8.0 rebounds over his past four games after averaging 3.4 through his first 14 games. … Barefield has reached double figures in scoring in eight of his last nine games. BIG PICTURE UP NEXT Utah travels to California on Saturday. Written by Parker Van Dyke, who had 10 points, made a lay-up with 55 seconds left to give Utah the lead for good. Jayce Johnson was a point away from a double-double. January 25, 2019 /Sports News – Local Barefield scores 18 to lead Utah past Stanford, 70-66 Associated Press
The 8th annual Butch Gleason Memorial Coaches vs. Cancer Day at Ocean City High School is coming up Saturday with four games, including a girl-boy doubleheader at the Dixie Howell Gymnasium between the Raiders and Williamstown.The day will also feature one of the best silent auctions in the event’s history. Gleason, an OCHS graduate who died in 2014, was the person who brought forth the idea of a Coaches vs, Cancer Night at OCHS seven years ago. It was named in his memory starting in 2015. The night will also be dedicated to the memory of Dave Lewis, the former Oakcrest coach and Ocean City resident, who died of cancer. And to the memory of Al Angelo, the legendary Philadelphia football coach who retired to this area to watch his son and grandson as part of OCHS football before he died from cancer.This year, for the first time, the event has expanded to include two games between the boys and girls teams from the Ocean City Intermediate and Upper Township Middle schools. The middle school girls will play at 1:45, followed by the middle school boys. The undefeated OCHS girls will play at 4:30 and the high school boys game will follow at 6:30.Temple University coach Fran Dunphy, who spoke at Ocean City’s first Coaches vs. Cancer event in 2010, is trying to arrange his schedule to attend Saturday. He will not know for sure until the last minute.There will be a half-court shootout for fans at halftime of the high school games for Johnson’s Popcorn gift certificates and valuable items and certificates will be available for purchase. The silent auction will take place all day with the winners being announced following the boys game. Additional items could be added by Saturday.The Coaches vs. Cancer Nights at OCHS have raised nearly $20,000 for the cause during the first seven years.Butch Gleason was the person who brought forth the idea of a Coaches vs, Cancer Night at OCHS seven years ago.Coaches vs Cancer Auction Items2016 NCAA Final Four program autographed by Villanova coach Jay WrightBaseball autographed by American League MVP Mike TroutWorld Series baseball autographed by Matt Szczur of the CubsNBC Sports gift bagBasketball autographed by 76ers’ Nerlens NoelFoursome at Atlantic City Country ClubFoursome at Sand Barrens Golf ClubFoursome at Greate Bay Country ClubFoursome at McCullough’s Emerald Golf Links“Success is the Only Option” book autographed by Kentucky’s John CalipariMini-basketball signed by the 76ers’ Gerald HendersonBaseball autographed by Albert PujolsPhotograph signed by the 76ers’ Dario SoricAngels jersey signed by Huston StreetBaseball bat signed by Kole CalhounBasketball autographed by OCHS Boys varsity team and coachesBasketball autographed by OCHS Girls varsity team and coachesTickets to Temple-SMU gameTickets to Temple-UConn gameTickets to St. Joseph-St. Bonaventure gameTickets to Penn-Princeton game (includes ceremony celebrating 90th anniversary of The Palestra)Tickets to the pre-season NIT in New York in NovemberGift basket from Gillian’s Wonderland PierGift basket of LuLaRoe leggings76ers fan pack (cap, shirt, water bottle)Car detailing from Car CaressTwo large tubs of Johnson’s Popcorn