Stock Market Crash: 3 FTSE 100 shares I’m buying at a bargain

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Manika Premsingh has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo and Imperial Brands. 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. Enter Your Email Address Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 15th April, 2020 | More on: GSK ULVR 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Stock Market Crash: 3 FTSE 100 shares I’m buying at a bargain 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. See all posts by Manika Premsingh If you thought the stock market crash was over, think again. It’s true that the FTSE 100 index has recovered quite a bit from the sub-5,000 bottom it reached in late March. But it’s still a long way off from where it started 2020.With the coronavirus crisis still underway, I think it’s safe to expect more stock market volatility in the next few months. 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…Solving pressing problemsThat shouldn’t deter me from investing, however. On the contrary, high-quality FTSE 100 stocks are now available on bargain. I wouldn’t miss buying them now.Pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) is one example. Its share price has recovered quite a bit from the lowest it touched, but it’s still at an over 15% discount compared with the highest levels seen in 2020. It announced yesterday that it’s collaborating with Sanofi, the French pharmaceuticals company, to develop Covid-19 vaccines.If this goes well, it could hold GSK in good stead over the long term. Its financial position is healthy and it’s also a dividend-paying stock. Its current dividend yield at 5.1% is a shade better than the 4.9% for the FTSE 100 as a whole. As a defensive stock, it’s an attractive buy during a slowdown anyway, but in a health crisis it’s even more so.Providing essentialsThe FTSE 100 British-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever (LSE: ULVR) is another stock I like. Like GSK, it has seen a sharp share price drop in the stock market crash, but has recovered a fair bit. Going by past trends, though, I reckon the share price can rise much from here.Unilever’s price-to-earnings ratio (P/E), at 16.3 times, makes it a reasonable buy, compared to another consumer goods stock, Diageo, which has a P/E of 20.3 times. It’s also a dividend-paying stock, even though its yield is muted. At 3.4%, it’s below that of the FTSE 100. But the fact that it’s likely to be safer than many others could make up for this.Untouched and lucrative FTSE 100 stockPotentially debatable for ethical reasons, but a good income stock otherwise, Imperial Brands is another FTSE 100 share I’ve long liked. The tobacco biggie has an impressive dividend yield of 12.7%. While it’s been saying for sometime that it could cut dividends, it’s not yet done so. In fact, its Covid-19 update is reassuring. It said that there’s been “no material impact” on the business so far.At a time when many businesses are suffering, this defensive stock looks like a safe haven. And it’s still trading at an almost 21% discount from the highs seen in January this year, having fallen as the stock market crash started. All these stocks offer good long-term potential, not just because they have a past history of delivering to investors but because they give us something to look forward to. I’d think that investing in them today will hold us in good stead over time, stock market crash or not.  “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”last_img read more

RBS 6 Nations: Wales analysis. Five things we’ve learned

first_imgProp forwards are often portrayed as monosyllabic characters with a thick skin. However the criticism of the Welsh scrum in France was clearly taken to heart by Adam Jones and Gethin Jenkins. The Welsh scrum was monumental in Rome. The victory at scrum-time was made even more significant by the importance placed on that particular set piece by the Italian players and their coaching staff. However, as important as psychological wins are, it’s the more quantifiable measures that matter most and in that regard Wales dominated. Wales were 100% at the scrum – winning 12, losing none and forcing five penalties. The continued bullying of the Italian front three eventually led to Martin Castrogiovanni being sin binned in the 58th minute with Alex Cuthbert scoring two minutes later.  ‘Castro’ looked dismayed by his yellow card, but it was justified – his body popped in the scrum so many times that he looked like he was auditioning for an 80’s hip-hop video.Reliable: Halfpenny’s surely on the plane Down UnderLeigh Halfpenny – the rockA lot of emphasis has been placed on the importance of team captains in recent weeks – particularly in Wales. But Leigh Halfpenny’s performance against Italy shows that you don’t need an armband or title in order to be the fulcrum of the team. Halfpenny’s levels of reliability are beginning to put him in the same bracket as the very best in the world. Halfpenny’s goal kicking is genuinely world class, his completion rate rarely falls below 80%, so too is his tackling and his technique under the high ball ranks alongside Rob Kearney and Israel Dagg. Halfpenny is undoubtedly the first name on the Welsh team sheet and if you think that he won’t be one of the first names on the Lions team sheet, you’re in for a massive shock.A charge down will cost Wales sooner or later Italian pack fail: The Azzurri are known for the power in their pack, but how did it go so wrong against Wales?By Paul WilliamsWales executed the correct game planWALES’ GAME plan was executed perfectly in Rome – their territorially driven ‘kick chase’ was mightily effective in the soggy Stadio Olimpico. Dan Biggar and Leigh Halfpenny were instrumental throughout the whole game. Biggar’s array of wiper kicks combined with Halfpenny’s high balls and deep clearances kept Italy pinned in their own half for large swathes of the game. Wales restricted the Italians to just six meaningful  visits into the Welsh 22 – two of which resulted in poor snap drop goal attempts. Of course there will be those, particularly more casual fans, who bemoan the fact that Wales didn’t play in the wider channels. But the weather simply didn’t allow it – especially in the first half. There will also be those who question Jamie Robert’s role. Admittedly, he didn’t make much of an offensive impact, but that was deliberate. If you require justification of Jamie Roberts’ role in Rome simply take a look at which player led every single kick chase for 70 minutes – without a good chase it’s a bad kick.Unsung: Roberts did a lot of the dirty workIncredible defensive line speedWales’ defensive line against Italy was impressive. They had a tackle completion of 95% making 132 and missing just seven – as a comparison, the All Blacks have only managed to complete 95% of their tackles once in their last 14 test matches. Whilst the whole Welsh team tackled well, it was Ryan Jones who stood out – making 16 and missing just one. Jones is often described as ‘leading from the front’ – on Saturday this was literally the case with regards to the defensive line. Jones dictated where the tackle line was. The perceived wisdom is that the tackle line is drawn along the back foot of the set piece/ruck etc – in Rome Jones regularly nudged the tackle line back two or three  yards.  Jones, along with the rest of the Welsh eight, made it very difficult for Italy to get over the gain line. I swear even Parisse would have struggled – which is apt.Welsh scrum domination Despite having a near perfect game against Italy, Leigh Halfpenny fell foul of the low trajectory clearance kick. Against Ireland and France Dan Biggar did the same thing. It was just a matter of good fortune that Wales didn’t concede a try. The switch in modern line-kicking from a ‘spiral’ ball flight to an ‘end on end’ ball flight often lowers the ball’s trajectory and can decrease its speed through the air– increasing the likelihood of a charge down. A simple fingertip on the ball from the opposition means that everyone is  played onside and a poorly defended try line awaits. Ball flight may seem like a minor detail; but at some point it could have a major impact on the result for Wales. ROME, ITALY – FEBRUARY 23: Manoa Vosawai of Italy is tackled by Jamie Roberts of Wales #12 during the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and Wales at Stadio Olimpico on February 23, 2013 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Twin Homes / NMiC Arquitectura

first_imgCopyHouses•Buenos Aires, Argentina Projects Area:  250 m² Area:  250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: NMiC Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Houses Argentina “COPY” “COPY” Twin Homes / NMiC Arquitectura ArchDaily 2014 2014 Save this picture!© Andrea Arrighi+ 24 Share Year:  Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781859/twin-homes-nmic-arquitectura Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/781859/twin-homes-nmic-arquitectura Clipboard Twin Homes / NMiC ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveTwin Homes / NMiC Arquitectura photographs:  Andrea ArrighiPhotographs:  Andrea ArrighiEngineer:Ing. Esteban RodríguezConstruction:NMiC ArquitecturaArchitect In Charge:Mariano Baqués, Daniel GoldaracenaCity:Buenos AiresCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Andrea ArrighiText description provided by the architects. Two independant homes, similar but different, situated in a tipical 8,66m wide lot with a depth of 28m and bought by two brothers to build their private residences. The urban environment is irregular in its shape and height, combining residential and textile workshops.Save this picture!IsometricThe proyect was conceived as two equivalent houses in footage and cost. The main difficulty was to generate similar spaces for completely different situations that each presents, one builds the front of the construction towards the street and the other faces the back of the lot; and to create snug exterior spaces that preserve the intimacy of each house towards the other and their context.Save this picture!© Andrea ArrighiSave this picture!Floor PlanThe plan takes it’s shape from the diagonal between the sidewalls, generating an increase of the facade area and devious visuals , both between the houses and with the context. The plan design is repeated in both houses identically and rotated 180 degrees but the way you enter each one generates differences in layout and circulation.Save this picture!© Andrea ArrighiThe staircase runs through the diagonal, dividing the kitchen space and living room both equivalent in size. The first floor follows the staircase direction and the facade, in it’s diagonal. This allows generous bedrooms (both irregular in shape) and bathroom. The street facade reads as a single shape, while the first floor moves diagonally to make room for semicovered spaces, a triangular shaped garden and a terrace on the first floor.Save this picture!SectionThis was a traditional and inexpensive construction consisting of in situ concrete columns and beams, joists mezzanine floors, airbrick masonry and plaster finishings, anodized aluminium frames and microcemento floors.Save this picture!© Andrea ArrighiProject gallerySee allShow lessFire Training Camp / BMRG ArquitectosSelected ProjectsMies van der Rohe: “Architecture as Language”Videos Share CopyAbout this officeNMiC ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBuenos AiresArgentinaPublished on February 12, 2016Cite: “Twin Homes / NMiC Arquitectura” 12 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesVinyl Walls3MVinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ AbstractFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Talis MShower ColumnsAXORShowers – AXOR LampShower by NendoWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsMega-Panel Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMTable LampsAxolightTable Lights – SkirtDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Glass Pivot Door – Rabel 8700 Slim Super ThermalUrban ShadingPunto DesignPublic Architecture in Residential ComplexExterior DeckingHouse of BambooDecking – BambooAnti-Corrosive CoatingsTIGERPowder Coating – Drylac® Bianco 605More products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?双胞胎住宅 / NMiC Arquitectura是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Amaranto Tulum House / Studio Arquitectos

first_img Design Team:Margarita Lopez, Paulina Palestina, Jesús CastañedaConstruction Team:Studioarqs, Ivan Guzmán, Miguel Nahuat, Daniela Verón, Jose Carlos RodriguezClients:Horacio Bustos, Teresa BustosCity:TulumCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pablo García FigueroaRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensText description provided by the architects. This residence located in Tulum, aims to function as a retreat for a couple looking to get out of the daily bustle of the city and live in the Mexican Caribbean, enjoying the nature that floods the landscape of Tulum. The guiding axis of the design revolves around the customers’ passion, the experience that results from cooking, living and sharing with family and friends. The placement of the house is on the east side of the plot, taking advantage of the green buffer area that it has in the west, creating the feeling of greater openness of the natural areas, which are directly related to the interior spaces of the house, this being one of the main intentions of the project.Save this picture!© Pablo García FigueroaSave this picture!Ground FloorSave this picture!© Pablo García FigueroaThe architecture can be seen from a human scale and its different perspectives allows to appreciate the ensemble of the built with the natural. The first perspective presented in the main facade is composed of a wooden lattice of local style that encloses the visual space of the garden and embraces the nature and the architecture, becoming a unique design element due to its curve, contrasting the general horizontality of the volumetry. Since entering the house the imminent opening of the spaces can be felt, with trees that pass through the volumes, windows that unite the interior with the exterior allowing all the areas to coexist in a close relationship.Save this picture!© Pablo García FigueroaThe process of choosing the materials of the house was of special importance since they had to correspond to the strong character of textures and colours of the region, as well as to the local workforce. Limestone, unique for its naturally clear tones, accentuates some interior and exterior walls, in the interior atmosphere the application of cement polished with chukum stands out, which is a typical polishing of the area achieved from the extract or resin obtained from an endemic tree that bears the same name. The woods of the zapote and tzalam trees star in the structures and carpentry details that provide warmth to the environment of the materials.Save this picture!© Pablo García FigueroaThe contrast is sought in the ocher red colour that reflects the character of the main volume and creates a reference to the farms of the Yucatan peninsula, characterized by the excellent use of the colour that gives joy and energy to its architecture. The daily activities of the house are fragmented into the three separated levels, where the distribution seeks a comfortable use, as well as a distinction between public and private areas. The ground floor has transparency, total opening of spaces, with all the social areas being interrelated. The first floor houses the private and intimate spaces and opens only to frame important visuals and the free passage of light and ventilation of the interiors. The north-facing corners open completely for this same purpose.Save this picture!© Pablo García FigueroaFinally, the rooftop is presented as a continuation of the social areas, an area dedicated to culinary experiences focusing on the grill. It is an open space with a pergola that allows enjoyment during the day, and an open lounge area with a small pool facing west, thus focusing the energy towards the sunsets and a perspective surrounded by the vegetation of the site. This is how Casa Amaranto coexists with its surroundings, designed to foster social experiences in the integration of its interior and exterior spaces, creating an atmosphere that seeks to reflect the essence of the region’s materials, in balance with its immediate context of the jungle of Tulum.Save this picture!© Pablo García FigueroaSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Pablo García FigueroaProject gallerySee allShow lessHilca House / Di Frenna ArquitectosSelected ProjectsNON-Standard Hotel / Nefa ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Projects Amaranto Tulum House / Studio ArquitectosSave this projectSaveAmaranto Tulum House / Studio Arquitectos Houses Save this picture!© Pablo García Figueroa+ 26Curated by Clara Ott Share Lead Architect: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927256/amaranto-tulum-house-studio-arquitectos Clipboard Architects: Studio Arquitectos Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/927256/amaranto-tulum-house-studio-arquitectos Clipboard CopyHouses•Tulum, Mexico Amaranto Tulum House / Studio Arquitectos Area:  463 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  Eduardo Garcia, Pablo García, Miguel Angel Cervantes, José Martin Amate, Ivan Guzmán ArchDaily Photographs:  Pablo García Figueroa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2018 “COPY” “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Hansgrohe, BOSE, Viking, Chukum, Cocinas Palma Merida, Google, Santa Cruz Woodworks, Tiendas locales – Quintana Roo, West Elm Cancún Mexico Photographs CopyAbout this officeStudio ArquitectosOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTulumMexicoPublished on October 28, 2019Cite: “Amaranto Tulum House / Studio Arquitectos” [Casa Amaranto Tulum / Studio Arquitectos] 28 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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Tennent’s donates 5p from each of its beer sales in Scotland today

Tennent’s will donate 5p to charity for every pint of Tennent’s Lager, Caledonia Best and Tennent’s Original Export sold across the whole of Scotland.Scottish brewer Tennent Caledonian is today donating 5p from the sale of each of its draught beer sales in Scotland to Capability Scotland. It is its way of marking the success of Scotland’s medal winning Olympic and Paralympic athletes as they parade through Glasgow.Capability Scotland was selected to benefit because of its work supporting disabled people to access sports and leisure activities.Tennent’s will also celebrate Scotland’s athletes’ achievements this summer by producing 1,000 commemorative bottles of its premium export lager, Tennent’s Original Export, which will feature a gold version of the iconic Tennent’s ‘T’ bottle and pack, designed especially for the occasion.Managing Director of Tennent Caledonian John Gilligan comments: “Everyone at Tennent’s agreed that we wanted to do something special to mark [the athletes’] victory parade on behalf of our business, our customers and all Tennent’s drinkers. So for one day on the 14th of September, everyone across Scotland can toast our athletes and be part of the celebrations, knowing that they’re raising some funds for a truly worthwhile cause in the process.“And the lucky onesmay be able to get their hands on one of our limited edition Tennent’s Original Export Beer bottles as a keepsake from the day, which I’m sure will be like gold dust themselves once they’re released!”  64 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tennent’s donates 5p from each of its beer sales in Scotland today Tagged with: corporate Olympics Scotland Howard Lake | 14 September 2012 | News read more

Philadelphia protesters target police ‘summit’

first_imgPhiladelphia community members protested outside of a private meeting between U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey on Jan. 15. Among the protesters were the mothers of two Philadelphia-area men gunned down by police. The meeting, which was inexplicably shielded from public view, was one in a series of summits between Holder and law enforcement officials throughout the country aimed at “fostering trust” between police and the public.Protesters held an open mic session to air grievances against Philadelphia police, demand justice for victims of police brutality and urge members of the community to join the growing movement against systemic racism and police occupation of oppressed neighborhoods.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Court fines three journalists

first_img BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts RSF_en Help by sharing this information October 14, 2020 Find out more March 17, 2021 Find out more German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors Follow the news on Bahrain to go further News ———————10.10.2011 – Judicial nightmare for journalists in new wave of prosecutionsReporters Without Borders is alarmed by a wave of trials involving journalists although the government lifted the state of emergency and announced the start of a “national dialogue.”In the most high-profile case, three senior journalists with Al-Wasat, the country’s only opposition newspaper – editor Mansour Al-Jamari, managing editor Walid Nouihid and local news editor Aqil Mirza – are to appear in court tomorrow on charges of disseminating false information and undermining the country’s image. All three were forced to resign in April when the newspaper was temporarily banned.Jamari admits that several articles contained false information but he points that all of this information was sent from the same IP address and he suspects that the newspaper was set up, especially as it has been target of a major smear campaign in the government media in recent months.Reporters Without Borders urges the court to drop all the charges against these three journalists in line with the spirit of the national dialogue that King Hamad II proposed at the start of July.As already reported, the prison sentences imposed on 14 Shiite activists including the blogger Abdeljalil Al-Singace were upheld on appeal on 27 September. According to the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), they have begun a hunger strike to protest against the arrests of 40 women activists who staged a protest on 23 September to demand their release.Around 20 of the women protesters, including Noor Aqeel Al-Ghasra, a journalist with the daily Al-Ahad, have been charged with illegal assembly, disturbing public order by using violence, and inciting a revolt. According to some sources, Al-Ghasra was tortured by the police during her first night in detention. Her lawyer has condemned the conditions in which they are being held and the court’s refusal to let defence witnesses testify.Ali Almosawi, an Alam TV reporter who had been covering the anti-government protests in Bahrain since February, has been awaiting prosecution on treason charges since 12 September. The authorities have censored the TV station’s websites and severely restricted its broadcasts.All Internet activity continues to be closely monitored by the authorities. The BJDM website, for example, has been blocked ever since it posted a statement by former parliamentarian Ali Aswad on 16 August. Aswad and all the other parliamentary members of his party, Al-Wefaq, resigned their seats in February in protest against the government’s crackdown on the protests.The authorities recently hacked into the blog of Basema Al-Qasab, a journalist with the daily Al-Waqt who is due to appear before a criminal court on 14 November on charges of illegal assembly and inciting violence. The photographer Mojtaba Salmat is due to appear in court the same day on charges of helping foreign TV stations and participating in illegal gatherings.Al-Qasab was already interrogated on 19 May in connection with several Twitter messages and an article published on the BBC Arabic website on 17 February about violence against demonstrators by the security forces. She was fired from her education ministry post on 20 June.The lawyer of the detained online activist Hasan Salman Abu Ali has condemned the conditions in which he is being held and has called for his immediate release. Ali has reportedly been tortured and repeatedly humiliated since his arrest on 14 May 2009 on a charge of violating state secrecy for posting a list of names of interior ministry employees on an online forum. A court refused to release him in August on the grounds of misconduct in detention.The photographer Sadiq Marzouq did not respond to a summons to appear in court on 16 September because he feared he would be arrested. Marzouq was arrested on 16 March, after covering violence by soldiers against opposition demonstrations, and the following day police searched his home and confiscated his equipment.The journalist Reem Khalifa learned on 5 October from her lawyers that she had been summoned to appear before a judge the previous day. As she did not receiving any notification of the summons, a new hearing has been set for 18 October.Reporters Without Borders urges the kingdom’s authorities to stop trying to intimidate journalists in this manner and calls on the courts to dismiss all the charges against them. October 10, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court fines three journalists BahrainMiddle East – North Africa A court today fined three newspaper journalists – Mansour Al-Jamari, Walid Nouihid and Aqil Mirza – 1,000 dinars (2,660 dollars) for publishing “false news” between 25 and 29 March. The journalists said the false reports were deliberately planted in order to expose their newspaper to charges of disinformation. News News Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest Organisation News Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives June 15, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

ELAM: Volatility rises, commodity rally on hold

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness By admin – April 1, 2018 Previous articleParks and Recreation egg hunt kicks off Easter weekend in OdessaNext articleBUILDING PERMITS: Mar. 19 – Mar. 23, 2018 admin WhatsApp Pinterest The markets are closed for Good Friday and this is the end of the quarter. This is the first on quarter stocks have experienced a down turn in two years. Last Monday stocks advanced 669 points, the largest one-day gain since 2008. But plotted on the highly volatile charts since the all time high in late January, it does not look like a big deal.A mere 31.6 percent of the S&P 500 stocks are still above their respective 50 day moving averages. And that chart has a double bottomed at a mere 15 percent in February and March. In a normal correction this would be telegraphing perhaps the bottom of a ‘normal correction.’ The New York Stock Exchange Advance Decline Line experienced a cross to the downside of the 13 week Moving Average over the longer 34 week. The same thing happened in early February and the markets bounced back.Tech stocks have powered the rally since the Trump election. But now we have a tech wreck with Facebook leading the way lower. If there is to be a recovery here, the market will need to embrace the tech stocks again. On the positive side, the NASD 100 is still well above its 200-day moving average.Money has moved into bonds on the stock market sell-off. The TLT bond fund has moved from 117 to 122, but that is hardly what one would call a flight to quality.Tom Bowley, Stockcharts.comWould you like to guess how many days the NASDAQ gained OR lost 2 percent or more in 2017? Three times during the entire year. The difference last year is that expected volatility was nil. Below are the two 2 percent down days that we experienced in 2017, followed by the VIX reading the day before those losses:May 17th: -2.57 percent (VIX close on May 16th was 10.65)August 10th: -2.13 percent (VIX close on August 9th was 11.11)In both instances, the market was not fearful heading into that bout of selling. Not surprisingly, the market bounced back nicely. In other words, a selloff with a fairly low VIX typically presents buying opportunities as the market is generally in a good mood. Currently, however, the VIX stands at 22.50, double those 2017 readings as the market is gripped by fear. That leads to the type of wild swings that we’ve been enduring since early February and adds considerable risk to short-term trading.The U.S. Dollar has moved sideways all of 2018, no news to report there.Investors have been much more positive towards energy stocks than tech stocks. Anadarko APC has advanced since last September from 40 to 62.50. Apache APA has been in a down-trend which still shows no signs of abating. Overall the XLE Energy ETF suffered a two week drop from 78 to 66 and is still there. The Energy Service ETF XES is still languishing and that is not a good sign for the sector. FRAK the shale producer ETF has fallen from $17 to $14.75 and is slowly recovering.The weekly chart of crude oil is banging on the $66 previous level of resistance. Patience will let us know if higher prices lie ahead, that appears to be the case.It does appear that the gold and silver markets are preparing for a bull run. Hecla HL and Coeur D Alene CDE closed up Thursday, CDE advancing 3.76 percent. That does not turn their respective trends up yet. But mining shares look to be forming a base.Overall weekly stock trends have not turned down. But volatility remains high and shows little sign of abating. All that QE money spent by Central Banks the last nine years can still ignite some inflation. Facebook WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Twitter Pinterest ELAM: Volatility rises, commodity rally on holdlast_img read more

LA Galaxy Announces Jersey Partnership with Honey

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest LA Galaxy Announces Jersey Partnership with Honey TAGS  Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 22, 2021 LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 22, 2021– Five-time MLS Cup champions, the LA Galaxy, have inked a new partnership with Honey, the LA-based tech company focused on building tools to help people save time and money when shopping online. The multi-year agreement, brokered by AEG Global Partnerships, makes Honey the official jersey sleeve partner of the LA Galaxy as well as the team’s official online deals partner, with marketing exclusivity in the commercial category. As part of the agreement, Honey’s logo will be displayed on the right sleeve of the LA Galaxy’s new jerseys for home and away games starting with the 2021 MLS season, which is set to begin on Saturday, April 17, 2021. The team’s new secondary jersey, set to launch on Wednesday, February 24, will also display the new Honey right sleeve patch. This new partnership underscores Honey’s ongoing commitment to Los Angeles as well as to the growth of sports across Southern California. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005323/en/ LA Galaxy jerseys will feature Honey logo on their right sleeves during the upcoming 2021 MLS season (Photo: Business Wire) “We are thrilled that Honey will be represented on the LA Galaxy jersey as our official sleeve partner,” said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein. “We represent our Los Angeles community and are proud that an LA-based company committed to bettering the consumer experience will now be a part of the storied jersey worn by our players and fans. We look forward to this exciting partnership and aligning with this one-of-a-kind online platform for years to come.” Honey started as a browser extension and has grown into a suite of free tools that help consumers shop with confidence. From notifying users when a price drops, to helping shoppers find deals and savings, Honey has empowered millions of members to make better decisions with their money. “As an LA-based company, we have always valued and built relationships within our local community and supported the organizations that help make our city great,” said Honey co-founder George Ruan. “Being deeply rooted in the history and culture of Los Angeles, the LA Galaxy has one of the most fervent fanbases in the MLS, and as a result, this partnership is an exciting way to reach this passionate group of Angelenos.“ In addition to the logo placement on the LA Galaxy’s jersey sleeve, Honey will be further integrated into the fabric of the LA Galaxy culture. Custom content produced by both parties will highlight the functionality and benefits of Honey by featuring the passion and diversity of the LA Galaxy and its fanbase. Throughout the season, fans will find Honey inclusion across a multitude of marketing assets and can expect added benefits from both parties. Together, Honey and the LA Galaxy will provide fans a variety of online smart shopping opportunities to save money on everyday purchases and team merchandise. “This partnership between the LA Galaxy and Honey, cultivated by Kala Polman-Tuin on the Global Partnerships team, represents a synergy of missions and we are proud to be partnering with an innovative leader in the technology space that values the greater Los Angeles community just as much as we do,” said Robert Vartan, vice president, AEG Global Partnerships. “As we head into the 2021 MLS season and begin to see the return of live sporting events, we look forward to seeing this partnership flourish and to sharing Honey’s cutting-edge platform for the benefit of all of our fans.” In conjunction with the Wednesday, February 24 LA Galaxy jersey release, and to kick off the new jersey partnership, the LA Galaxy will offer the first 100 fans to purchase the new authentic LA Galaxy secondary jersey 15% off at the LA Galaxy’s TEAM LA Store, by using the discount code: LAGHONEY15. The first 100 authentic secondary jerseys will come complete with the Honey sleeve patch and are available for delivery or in store pick up. For more information about Honey visit www.joinhoney.com. About AEG Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AEG is the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. The company operates in the following business segments: Facilities, which through its affiliation with ASM Global, owns, manages or consults with more than 300 preeminent arenas, stadiums, convention centers and performing arts venues around the world; Music through AEG Presents, which is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performances, including producing and promoting global and regional concert tours, music and special events and world-renowned festivals such as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival; Real Estate, which develops world-class venues, as well as major sports and entertainment districts like STAPLES Center and L.A. LIVE, Mercedes Platz in Berlin and The O2 in London; Sports, as the world’s largest operator of high-profile sporting events and sports franchises including the LA Kings, LA Galaxy and Eisbären Berlin; and Global Partnerships, which oversees worldwide sales and servicing of sponsorships including naming rights, premium seating and other strategic partnerships. Through its worldwide network of venues, portfolio of powerful sports and music brands, and its integrated entertainment districts, AEG entertains more than 160 million guests annually. More information about AEG can be found at www.aegworldwide.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005323/en/ CONTACT: Michael Roth [email protected] KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SPORTS SOCCER MARKETING ADVERTISING COMMUNICATIONS ONLINE RETAIL FASHION RETAIL SOURCE: AEG Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/22/2021 11:33 AM/DISC: 02/22/2021 11:33 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210222005323/enCopyright Business Wire 2021.LA Galaxy jerseys will feature Honey logo on their right sleeves during the upcoming 2021 MLS season Local NewsBusiness Previous articleIn Israel and beyond, virus vaccines bring political powerNext articleJuniper Research: Smart Traffic Management to Significantly Reduce Congestion and Emissions; Saving Cities $277 Billion by 2025 Digital AIM Web Support Facebooklast_img read more

“Apollo 50: Go for the Moon” visuals to depict Saturn V on Washington Monument

first_imgCourtesy Smithsonian Air and Space Museum(WASHINGTON) — Houston, we have a celebration. To honor the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing, the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum later this month will project the image of a 363-foot Saturn V rocket onto the Washington Monument, while a 17-minute show, Apollo 50: Go for the Moon detailing the mission, plays on screens nearby.The goal of the show, according to a representative at the Smithsonian, is to have the audience understand the scope and complexity of the entire Apollo program and to experience the dramatic launch of the Saturn V rocket that carried all of the Apollo missions to the Moon.“Our identity as Americans is defined in part by the historic act of landing humans on the moon and returning them safely to the Earth,” said Ellen Stofan, John and Adrienne Mars director of the museum in a press release. “The Washington Monument is a symbol of our collective national achievements and what we can and will achieve in the future. It took 400,000 people from across the 50 states to make Apollo a reality. This program celebrates them, and we hope it inspires generations too young to have experienced Apollo firsthand to define their own moonshot.”The Smithsonian has partnered with both the U.S. Department of the Interior and 59 Productions, a company that specializes in, “design for stage and live events, architectural projection-mapping to exhibition design, virtual reality experiences and technical consultancy,” to put on the show.The projection will include both Smithsonian and NASA archived footage along with storytelling of the first moon landing. Everything seen on the Washington Monument will be custom digital artwork, and a 40-foot-wide recreation of the famous Kennedy Space Center countdown clock will also be shown.The display, however, required congressional approval. H.J. Res. 60 was introduced in the House on June 10, asking the Secretary of the Interior to authorize, “one-time arrangements for displays on the National Mall and the Washington Monument during the period beginning on July 16, 2019 and ending on July 20, 2019.” After passing through both the House and Senate unanimously, President Donald Trump signed the resolution, on July 5 following his “Salute to America”.“Almost 50 years ago, the Apollo 11 mission captivated the world as two American astronauts were the first to step foot on the moon, forever changing space exploration,” said Interior Secretary David Bernhardt in the press release. “Through House Joint Resolution 60, Congress requested a one-time series of arrangements for displays on the National Mall and the Washington Monument to showcase this incredible achievement in our nation’s history, and we’re pleased to partner with the National Air and Space Museum so all can relive the moment.”The show will be free at the Washington Monument and will take place on July 19 and 20, at 9:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m., and 11:30 p.m.On July 16, 17 and 18, the projection will simply show the Saturn V rocket on the Washington Monument from 9:30-11:30 p.m.Other events to commemorate the first moon landing include an Apollo 50 festival on the National Mall, Apollo at the Park showcasing 15 replica statues of Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit in ballparks across the country, and the Race to the Moon a 50-day virtual race on the app Strava.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more