Harshil Patel | Sunday, 9th August, 2020 Harshil Patel has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown and Softcat. 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. 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. The stock market crash of 2020 provides many opportunities that don’t come along very often. Although some sectors are still struggling – such as travel, banking and oil – there are pockets of the market that have not only recovered from this year’s crash but are significantly outperforming it.Millions of workers were furloughed, and many more were asked to work from home, and this huge shift in working patterns is having a profound impact on some companies. Three areas that have benefitted from this trend include IT services, stock broking services and gaming. I believe these sectors could continue to do very well this year and beyond.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…3 hot stocks in 3 hot sectorsIt’s not too late to invest to make the most of this year’s stock market crash. I would invest £5k in these UK shares this month:Softcat is one of the leading UK providers of IT infrastructure products and services. Its share price is breaking out to new all-time highs and I believe it will continue to grind higher. Softcat is a good quality company, with a predominantly UK based market. It has won market share over the years, and there is still further growth to come from businesses migrating to the cloud. With a return on capital of 78%, double-digit growth, and strong share price momentum, this UK share is one I would buy.I find whenever there is a stock market crash, there is increased interest in investing. This year is no different. One company benefiting from this interest is Hargreaves Lansdown. This UK-based investment platform is the market leader. On Friday morning it reported an increase of 188,000 new clients this year, bringing total active clients to over 1.4 million. It supported a record £7.7bn of new business. In recent years it has noticed that clients are joining the platform at a younger age. With a keen eye on technology, it continues to invest and is well placed to adapt to its new clientele.The gaming sector was growing well even before Covid-19, lockdowns and the stock market crash, but this year I believe the sector will see a further boost from the increased interest in online games. Industry sources suggest that total gaming revenue is expected to increase from $152bn in 2019 to $196bn in 2022. One games creator that I think is worth investing in is Team17. Founded in the 1990s, it is mostly known for its Worms franchise. Since then, it has diversified and created over 100 premium games. With a lucrative business model, generating high operating margins of 30%, return on capital of 22% and delivering annual earnings growth of 12%, this mid-sized games creator is well positioned to capitalise on this growing trend.In summary, rather than fearing the stock market crash, I’d recommend looking for value at high-quality companies trading at depressed prices. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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Photographs Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description W House / MCK ArchitectsSave this projectSaveW House / MCK ArchitectsSave this picture!© Richard Glover+ 27Curated by María Francisca González Share Planning Consultant: Manufacturers: Dulux, Lamberts, Mafi, Oblica, Silent Gliss Photographs: Richard Glover Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Area: 800 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Simpson Design Associates 360 Design “COPY” Houses Year: ArchDaily 2015 Mark Cashman, Rowena Marsh, Sam Gleeson Products used in this ProjectWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineHydraulic Engineer:ITM DesignHeritage Consultant:UrbisCity:SydneyCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Richard GloverText description provided by the architects. An inner-city warehouse in Sydney with various past lives as an auto-garage, factory for a glass decorator and bachelor pad is reimagined as a family home. Vertical stacking of the residential spaces in a restricted urban setting envisages an alternate typology for the 21st-century family home, replacing the horizontal spread seen in suburban development. The owners had a ‘citychange’, so to speak, where they moved from a leafy beach suburb to a dense and gritty inner-city suburb. W House revels in the site opportunities on offer, with a double height internal void complementing an external courtyard of similar dimension, providing extended views to Sydney’s CBD and beyond with secure containment and private space.Save this picture!© Richard GloverThe biggest design challenge was the street façade, which had to step back from the street and recede to allow prominence to the heritage-status warehouse façade and meet the local authority’s concerns and controls. There is a journey from street to roof terrace, reinforced by the staircase that is focal and pivotal in its articulation and explanation of the interior. The courtyard connects and engages with the interior spaces, and creates a sense of containment and peace. A double-height guillotine window allows a seamless transition from the inside to out, connecting the courtyard and the living room. Interior Designer: Mersonn Lead Architects: W House / MCK Architects Landscape Architect: Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889416/w-house-mck-architects Clipboard MCK Interiors Australia “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation•Sydney, Australia Structural Engineer: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/889416/w-house-mck-architects Clipboard Save this picture!© Richard GloverSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Richard GloverAn engagement with the peeled back layers of factory and warehouse heritage creates a dialogue with white, floating and mirrored abstract forms. The monochromatic approach is reflecting MCK Architects’ philosophy that the architecture should be about form and space, forming a backdrop for the ‘colour’ of the inhabitants and their family life. In this case, it also allows the warehouse fabric to be legible, sometimes contrasting, other times complementing. The one splash of colour occurs in the basement where the rumpus room is located. The streetscape is urban. The building is located in Sydney’s Surry Hills, an inner-city suburb with the working-class background that has been gentrified over the years. Save this picture!© Richard GloverProject gallerySee allShow lessASA Lanna Center / Somdoon ArchitectsSelected ProjectsZaha Hadid Architects Unveil Proposal to Transform London into A Network of Walkable…Architecture News Share Architects: MCK Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeMCK ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationSydneyAustraliaPublished on February 26, 2018Cite: “W House / MCK Architects” 26 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953552/je-house-lr-arquitectura Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/953552/je-house-lr-arquitectura Clipboard JE House / LR ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveJE House / LR Arquitectura JE House / LR Arquitectura 2020 CopyHouses•Guadalajara, Mexico Architects: LR Arquitectura Area Area of this architecture project Design Team:Marisol Favela, Miriam OrtizStructure:TADECity:GuadalajaraCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Horacio VirissimoRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. The project centers on providing suitable conditions so that, through flexible spaces, the needs of a family will be satisfied throughout its development.Save this picture!© Horacio VirissimoSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Horacio VirissimoComposed of two elements, the volumes are clearly presented. They display a constant duality through contrasts between their materials, textures, and proportions.Save this picture!© Horacio VirissimoSave this picture!© Horacio VirissimoWith a touch of lightness, the posterior element is suspended to reveal the social spaces and to allow them to extend into the garden. Private and service spaces are kept within the volumes.Save this picture!© Horacio VirissimoSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!© Horacio VirissimoIn summary, the project is conceived as more than just two elements that contain needs. It strives to be a constant in the growth of its residents, to transcend in the different stages of life of the family members as a witness that remains unchanged through time.Save this picture!© Horacio VirissimoProject gallerySee allShow lessBetter Place Forests Memorial / OpenScope Studio + Fletcher StudioSelected ProjectsPP Nutritionist Office / LANZA AtelierSelected Projects Share Lead Architects: “COPY” Photographs: Horacio Virissimo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Photographs Year: Mexico Houses Carlos Teodoro Rodriguez-Laura, Eduardo Lassala Orozco Save this picture!© Horacio Virissimo+ 24Curated by Clara Ott Share Manufacturers: Chaos Group, Adobe Systems Incorporated, Autodeks, CASTEL, Electrica Variedades, Ferrosa, Teka, Trimble Navigation, Vidriería Lázaro Cárdenas, Viveros DENMAYA Area: 2669 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeLR ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGuadalajaraOn FacebookMexicoPublished on December 21, 2020Cite: “JE House / LR Arquitectura” [Casa JE / LR Arquitectura] 21 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
For the second time, a Fulton County grand jury failed to indict a Union City cop in the shooting of 19-year-old Ariston Waiters on Aug. 6. Police officer Luther Lewis shot the unarmed Black teenager twice in the back as he lay facedown on the ground on Dec. 14, 2011.Police had been called to a disturbance at a house party. Waiters, who had not attended the party but was a bystander, attempted to leave the area when police ordered the crowd to disperse.Gun in hand, 250-pound Lewis pursued the 135-pound youth and ordered him to the ground. Lewis, an Afghanistan war veteran, claims he had his knee on Waiter’s back and was handcuffing him when Waiters reached for his gun. The forensic evidence showed no signs of a struggle, yet Lewis fired two shots at point-blank range.A May 2012 grand jury believed the officer’s account of the shooting, but Ariston’s mother, Freda Waiters, continued the fight for justice. She hired private investigator T.J. Ward, who discovered numerous discrepancies in Lewis’ version of the shooting. The Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper and WSB Channel 2 News also launched investigations into the case.The result was new DNA evidence that refuted Lewis’ story. Two Union City police officers broke ranks and offered testimony about a department cover-up involving Chuck Odom, the police chief. Lewis’ previous disciplinary write-ups, including his drawing his gun on a Black motorist during a traffic stop, vanished from his file.The publicity about this and other evidence forced Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard to reopen the case and convene a second grand jury.Georgia law allows police who face criminal charges not only to sit through the entire grand jury proceeding and hear the testimony, but also to address the jurors at the conclusion of the hearing. These statements, often emotional and contrary to actual evidence, cannot be cross-examined by the prosecutor. Despite the secrecy of grand jury proceedings, it is known that Lewis, who has resigned from the Union City police department, cried during his one-hour-and-45-minute presentation and cited his military service in Afghanistan. Reportedly, jurors were in tears as they left to deliberate.The grand jury decision does not have to be unanimous. It is not known how the 23 jurors voted, but the result was no indictment.At a press conference held in front of the Fulton County Courthouse on Aug. 7, Freda Waiters, standing in front of a banner that read “Black Lives Matter,” stated: “It’s not the end. I’m going to continue to fight for justice for my son.”Her attorney and supporters expressed their intention to pursue federal charges.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
IsraelMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts Israel now holding 13 Palestinian journalists Organisation Follow the news on Israel “As we celebrate the 12th International Press Freedom Day, we ask you to cease attacking journalists, especially those who are Palestinian,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to him. “The seven Israel is still holding were apparently just doing their job,” he said. At least 20 Palestinian journalists have been arrested since the start of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian towns and cities on 29 March.The seven journalists were Jalal Hameid, of the privately-owned Bethlehem TV station Al-Rouah, Maher el-Dessuki, of Al-Quds Educational TV, Kamal Ali Jbeil, of the daily Al-Quds, Hussam Abu Alan, a photographer for Agence France-Presse (AFP), Iyyad el-Juneidi, managing editor of the Hebron TV station Al-Mostaqbal, Yusri el-Jamal, a Reuters sound man, and Ayman el-Kawasmi, head of the local radio station El Horriya. to go further RSF_en May 3, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders demands release of seven Palestinian journalists Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders called today on Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to free seven Palestinian journalists and to stop attacking freedom of the press. News May 28, 2021 Find out more WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Sound man Jamal and Mazen Dana, a Reuters cameraman were seized on 30 April as they filmed outside Hebron’s hospital. The soldiers took their press and ID cards, blindfolded and handcuffed them and put them in an Israeli tank, after which they were taken to the district coordination office.On the way, the soldiers humiliated and threatened them and, according to Dana, one of them pointed a gun at his head and asked him: “How do you want to die?” When they got to the office, they were forced to lie on the floor for several hours without food or drink. Dana was interrogated next morning, received apologies and was freed, but Jamal was held prisoner.Also on 30 April, Kawasmi was arrested at his home and also taken, handcuffed and blindfolded, to the district coordination office. The next day, he was taken to the Ofer detention centre, near Ramallah. Soldiers also destroyed all the radio station’s equipment.On 29 April, Juneidi was arrested at his TV station by Israeli soldiers who smashed its equipment and blindfolded and handcuffed him. He is also being held at the Ofer centre.Photographer Alan was arrested on 24 April at the Beit Anun checkpoint near Hebron. Along with Reuters cameraman Dana and other journalists, he was going to Bani Naim to cover the funeral of two Palestinians. Alan was blindfolded and handcuffed and taken to an Israeli tank. Dana was freed a few hours later. It is not known where Alan, who lives in Hebron and has worked for AFP for seven years, is being held. Like most Palestinian journalists, he has not been able to get his Israeli press card renewed since the beginning of the year.Dessuki and Jbeli were arrested by Israeli soldiers on 18 April and are being held at the Ofer centre.Hameid, along with Ashraf Farraj, Al-Rouah’s chief editor, were arrested on 3 April at the press centre in Bethlehem with several other journalists, who were soon freed, according to Al-Rouah boss Hamdi Farraj, while the other two were taken to the Beitunia detention centre near Ramallah. Ashraf Farraj was freed on 24 April but Hameid is still being held. RSF asks ICC prosecutor to say whether Israeli airstrikes on media in Gaza constitute war crimes June 3, 2021 Find out more News IsraelMiddle East – North Africa News May 16, 2021 Find out more
By admin – February 25, 2018 Previous articleA SHARP LIFE: Avoid mishaps rambling around ‘the happiest place on earth’Next articlePermian Basin Drilling Report: Feb. 15 – Feb. 21 admin WhatsApp West Texas Food Bank Logo “Republican senators were quick to respond. They disagreed with the idea of a retaliatory tariff war. As Roy blunt R-Mo. Put it, ‘I think we need to be more positive about our trade opportunities.’Lawmakers also stressed caution regarding Trump’s dissatisfaction with NAFTA. This has also been the case with multiple Chambers of Commerce, Governors, and both Mexico and Canada. Senator John Thune R-S. D. remarked that ‘withdrawing from NAFTA would be a disaster.’”>> This column weekend of Jan. 26, 2018That weekend I warned that President Trump was dangerously close to repeating the folly of the 1930 Tariff Act otherwise known as the Smoot Hawley Tariff Act. It cut trade by 25 percent thereby prolonging the Depression. And the damage would not cease until the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs began in 1944, taking full effect by 1948.This past week brought more early warnings of Trump’s simplistic “us versus them” view of trade.Last year the president set this potential disaster in motion by instructing the Commerce Department to investigate if steel and aluminum imports threaten national security under Section 232 of the Trade expansion Act of 1962. As instructed, Commerce concluded they do.This is in spite of the 164 anti-dumping duties on steel already in effect. There are two dozen tariffs on Chinese steel and more on aluminum. Canada accounts for 43 percent of our aluminum imports, but more on that later.The tax reform act is bringing money back to the United States. But more tariffs will only increase the cost of doing business in all industries using steel and aluminum. Indeed more workers lost jobs — 200,000 due to Bush’s 2002 steel tariff than were employed by the entire steel industry (187,500).As we warned Jan. 26, this “strategy” plays right into the hands of China’s goal of becoming the new manufacturing super power in the world. Withdrawing from the Trans Pacific Trade Partnership puts China in that driver’s seat, free to make global arrangements. The Trump idea of a separate trade deal for each nation is foolish when so many products, like autos, are built from material imported from multiple nations.One hopeful example is the creation of a pro-NAFTA website by Mexico, no less. Check out www.naftamexico.net. This English website allows one to click on each of our 50 states to see the NAFTA advantage. Columns and letters continue to sprout advocating the benefits of NAFTA. But I was discouraged again reading the latest in the U.S.-Canada trade talks.The United States runs a $12.5 billion dollar trade surplus with Canada. Apparently Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau does not care for the politically incorrect President Trump, nor does the Canadian Parliament. As a result, Canada has done little to sell the trade deal. We have not seen full-page ads bulwarked by newspaper editorials demanding continuation of the 20-year NAFTA trade boom. Canada has been America’s closest ally and trading partner, well, ever since there has been an America and Canada.Meanwhile, Trudeau has inked deals with the European Union and the Trans Pacific Partnership. Is this a literal snub, aiming to reach the same conclusion as Trump, better no deal than any perception of a flawed deal?This week, America is back to arguing gun safety when in fact the issue is school safety. There are no school shootings in Israel where all schools have armed guards. Install the same safeguards for schools that exist in every Federal Courthouse. Building access should be limited to entrances with metal detectors manned by armed police. Require students and teachers to have ID badges just as corporations do at their locations. Problem solved. Then get serious about avoiding another Smoot Hawley fiasco.The U.S. Dollar has been weak against the Euro, but that relationship is about to change. The Euro is stretched to its upper limit and the buck appears to be finding support at the $88-$89 level. Crude oil has surged back to the $62-$63 level, but that is below the previous high of $66-$67. Resurgence in the dollar is liable to weaken oil prices.The stock market remains the same. The previous high of DJIA 26,600 still stands. Unless the Feb. 16 high of 25,432 is taken out, the more likely direction for stocks is down. Leadership is ever more narrow with just three stocks moving the NASD.Follow Dennis at themarketperspective.com Twitter Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook ELAM: The real worry is not the wall or Russia Pinterest Twitter Local NewsBusiness
Previous Article Next Article Chief execs to become HR managers, forum predictsOn 8 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today By Philip WhiteleyChief executives will have to become “chief human resourcesmanagers”, the World Economic Forum in Davos heard last week.Speakers said the shortage of key professionals and managers would intensifywith economic growth and demographic pressures.”There is no question that human capital is going to be more importantto companies than financial capital in the future,” Windle Priem, chiefexecutive of headhunter Korn-Ferry, told the summit meeting of political andbusiness leaders.”Chief executives, particularly in Europe, have not traditionally paidmuch attention to human resources, but now they are having to become chiefhuman resources managers of their companies as well as looking after thefinancial side.”The growth of Internet companies and the greater mobility of the mostsought-after professionals lie behind the developments, he said. Compoundingthis is a demographic squeeze, as the proportion of the population of workingage is shrinking in most industrialised countries.Korn-Ferry reported that about 800 of the 7,500 positions it placed lastyear were Internet-related posts, compared with just over 100 the year before.In the US, more than one in 10 IT posts cannot be filled.Paul Otellini, executive vice-president of microchip giant Intel, said allcompanies are addressing retention and reward strategies as a matter ofurgency.”With the Web, people can post their résumés and get job offers day inand day out. Companies need to respond to such changes.” The summit also addressed workplace conditions for low-income individuals. President Clinton hinted that the US would push for a global policing bodyfor standards in the workplace.”We have a well-developed WTO for dealing with the trade issues. We donot have very well- developed institutions for dealing with the social issues,the environmental issues, the labour issues, and no forum within which they canall be integrated.”By Philip Whitelywww.weforum.org Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.
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