first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens | Sunday, 10th January, 2021 The soaring Bitcoin price may have caught the eye of investors who’d normally buy FTSE 100 shares. They may determine that the virtual currency offers exceptional return prospects due to its increasing popularity.However, the cryptocurrency also has a number of risks that could lead to high volatility, or even disappointing performance.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…Furthermore, many UK shares continue to trade at low prices despite the recent stock market recovery. As such, they may offer a more attractive risk/reward opportunity than Bitcoin on a long-term basis.Risk/reward potential of FTSE 100 sharesThe past performance of FTSE 100 shares shows they’ve delivered impressive returns for investors. For example, since the index was established in 1984, it’s produced annualised total returns of around 9%. Certainly, those returns have been volatile in that time. However, a long-term investor has generally been handsomely rewarded for simply buying and holding a diverse range of large-cap stocks.Furthermore, the index has a solid track record of producing a stock market recovery following bear markets. Indeed, it bounced back from the 1987 crash, the dot com bubble and the global financial crisis to rise to new record highs. Since it currently trades over 10% below its all-time high, there seems to be a substantial amount of capital growth on offer as the world economy recovers in the coming years.In fact, many FTSE 100 shares currently trade at extremely low price levels compared to their long-term historic averages. Sectors such as financial services, resources and consumer goods are relatively unpopular among investors. This suggests that they could be major beneficiaries of an improving economic outlook, which itself may catalyse the current stock market recovery.The risks and rewards of BitcoinIt’s understandable for the rising Bitcoin price to tempt investors in FTSE 100 shares. After all, the virtual currency is delivering extremely strong growth, with it having soared in recent months. Its strong momentum could mean that further gains are ahead in the short run. It could even outperform large-cap shares in the coming months.The problem for investors though, is that Bitcoin’s impossible to value. Unlike listed companies, there are no facts and figures available through which to determine its appeal as an investment. Rather, the virtual currency’s price is based solely on investor sentiment. As its past performance has shown, this can change without any clear reason. Factors such as regulatory changes could mean that the cryptocurrency is susceptible to major declines over a short time period.As such, its risks are likely to be much higher than FTSE 100 shares. Therefore, investing in high-quality companies at low prices could be a more attractive proposition on a risk/reward basis. 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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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. Forget the Bitcoin price! I’d invest in FTSE 100 shares in this stock market recovery Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

first_img to go further November 12, 2019 Find out more News December 9, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) regards Facebook’s censorship of an iconic Vietnam War photo in recent days as a grave violation of freedom of information. Taken by Associated Press photograph Nick Ut Cong Huynh in 1972, it shows a naked Vietnamese girl fleeing from a napalm attack. News Follow the news on Norway NorwayEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms Freedom of expressionInternet “In this case, the rules that Facebook imposes on its users have clearly contravened freedom of information” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “The ‘decency’ rules used by this social network are so restrictive that they trample on the freedom to inform. We call on Facebook to add respect for the journalistic values of photos to these rules, and to ensure that their rules are never more severe than national legislations.”Deloire added: “By removing Nick Ut Cong Huynh’s photo, Facebook has censored a photo of unquestionable journalistic value, one that had a major impact on the history of Vietnam and the United States.”In the past few days, Facebook has either deleted the photo from the Facebook pages of several Norwegian users or suspended their accounts on the grounds that it violates its rules on nudity.The leading Norwegian evening newspaper Aftenposten printed the photo on its front page this afternoon along with a two-page letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.“I write you this letter because I’m concerned by the fact that the biggest media in the world is limiting freedoms instead of trying to broaden them, and because this is happening in a sometimes authoritarian fashion,” editor Espen Egil wrote.A few days ago, Facebook sent an injunction to Aftenposten ordering it to remove the photo from its page on the social network. But the photo was deleted before the newspaper could respond.Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg posted the photo on her own Facebook page today in a gesture of support. After the photo was also deleted from her page, she posted the message: “I want my children and other children to grow up in a society where history is taught as it was. Where they can learn from historical events and mistakes.”Facebook said: “We remove photographs of people displaying genitals or focusing in on fully exposed buttocks.” September 9, 2016 Facebook violates freedom of information by censoring iconic Vietnam War photo Receive email alertscenter_img News Espen Egil, editor in chief of Aftenposten, and the front page of September 9, 2016. SLAPP lawsuit taken against Swedish online magazine Realtid in London Organisation News NorwayEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms Freedom of expressionInternet Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 11, 2020 Find out more Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder RSF_en last_img read more

first_img(Photo: Caitlin McNaney & Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Renée Elise Goldsberry Laura Benanti Cynthia Erivo Darren Criss Sutton Foster  Thanksgiving is officially over (but we won’t judge you if you keep watching the Falsettos cast celebrate it again and again). This means we can all put those holiday carols on blast—Hamilton Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr and Broadway bombshell Megan Hilty’s new Yuletide albums are already on repeat! In honor of the Christmas season’s official start, we asked you to rank which Broadway stars should join faves like Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, Barbra Streisand and release a holiday album. Here are the top 10 Main Stem faves whose Christmas records would be at the top of your wishlists! Laura Osnes Aaron Tveit Audra McDonald Lin-Manuel Miranda Sierra Boggess View Commentslast_img read more

first_img SALES METHOD: Auction — sold under the hammer on September 14 REACTION FROM THE MARKET: Exposure to over 1.752 million potential buyers in the Courier Mail, almost 34,000 views across social media, 64 buyers inspections, a pre-auction offer of $1.05 million, seven bidders at auction.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago WHY WAS IT POPULAR: As you can see this was a one of a kind two-storey double cavity brick home from the early 1930s. It was situated on the highest point of Bayview Terrace and commanded spectacular views from the Bay of Brisbane all the way to the Western side of Brisbane. It has a 663 sqm block with a northeast aspect and an amazing street presence. FUN FACT: The son of the original owner of the property, who lived at the residence up until 1946, made contact after seeing the property feature as House of the Week on the front page of the Courier Mail property lift out. He was just six years old when he left that home but still had vivid memories of the property. He now lives in Laidley, which is 90km southwest of 17 Bayview Terrace, but he called me after seeing his original home on the front page of the paper, all the way in Laidley! THE RESULT: Sold for $1.285 million under the hammer*** MORE SOLD: The riverfront mansion that set a new auction record in Brisbane 17 Bayview Tce, Clayfield.When this period house was featured as House of the Week in the Courier Mail Realestate magazine, it got the attention of buyers and the son of its original owner, who read about its sale out west.Here, the agent answers some fast questions about the sales campaign. 17 BAYVIEW TCE CLAYFIELD*** THE PROPERTY: 17 Bayview Terrace, Clayfieldcenter_img THE STATS: 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 car THE AGENT/AGENCY: Oliver J. Jonker, Ray White Ascot HOW LONG WAS IT ON THE MARKET: 26 days THE MARKETING CAMPAIGN: Three week print campaign in the Courier Mail Realestate magazine, which also saw it chosen as the House of the Week cover, plus marketing on, social media and other advertising channels, including direct mail and database calls. last_img read more

first_imgPeter Silk was at the match for Tipp FM Sport.Elsewhere, Nenagh Ormond hosted Queens University at New Ormond Park. That game finished all square on a full time score of Nenagh Ormond 15 Queens University 15. And in the Guinness PRO12, two tries in the last five minutes from Felix Jones and JJ Hanrahan saw Munster draw 25-points apiece away to the Scarlets. Cashel travelled to Stevenson Park to take on Dungannon in the Ulster Bank League Division 2A. The Tipp club however failed to secure a four try bonus point as the Dungannon defence held tough. The full time score was Dungannon 0 Cashel RFC 22. last_img read more

first_imgAlso the duo of Edo FA Chairman, Frank Ilaboya and Nigeria Women’s League Chairman, Aisha Falode, say they have been mobilizing at all levels to ensure that the team win and win well the duel against Tanzania on Saturday. “The team is staying at Prestige Hotel in our capital city and they are enjoying the best of Edo hospitality”, Ilaboya declared.Falode on her part, said despite her tight schedule with the Aieto Cup championship, her team was already on ground to ensure that the Falconets get all necessary support that will give them victory on Saturday in Benin City. “We have decided to do this job selflessly and here we are on the brink of another World Cup, coming to be done in my home state, all the support the team need will be provided on all fronts and I have been assured by Governor Obaseki”, Falode stated.The Tanzania U20 side is expected in the country today and all logistics have also been provided for the team to ensure their easy stay and the usual Nigerian hospitality during their stay in the country.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, was in his elements as he went to the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium to train with Nigeria’s Women Under-20 national team, the Falconets wednesday evening.Shaibu, who has been a major light in the saddle of Governor Godwin Obaseki, said he came to train with the team on the orders of Obaseki, who has promised that state matters permitting he will be physically present when the Falconets take on their Tanzania counterparts on Saturday.Before the deputy governor’s training with the team, the Commissioner for Youths and Special Duties, Mican Aimonokhai, had visited the team and assured them that the Edo State government was all ready to take very good care of the national team ahead of the World Cup qualifier.last_img read more

first_imgReliable reports gathered from the camp of Asante Kotoko have revealed that Asante Kotoko striker Yahaya Mohammed has confronted the club’s management of unpaid bonuses owed him and his team mates.This our reports says led to the exemption of the player from the squad that played in the week ­15 Ghana Premier League encounter with Ebusua Dwarfs at Cape Coast last Sunday.Kotoko sources have disclosed to that though the club owes outstanding bonuses to players, the entire management team was taken aback when the striker objected to travel with the team to Cape Coast because of the unpaid bonuses.It has stressed that all persuasions to have the player rescind his decision failed as he insisted that until the bonuses are paid he wouldn’t make any appearance for the club.The source said “Yahaya failed to travel with the team to Cape Coast because of an impasse between himself and the club officials. Tough Management is making all frantic efforts to pay all outstanding bonuses owed the players they also believe his behaviour was a sign of gross indiscipline of which he could be sanctioned”.The striker is believed to have feigned illness and opted to stay bout of the team. He is also demanding for a contract extension.last_img read more

first_imgLOS ANGELES >> We don’t know who the Nationals will throw at the Dodgers Tuesday. We do know it won’t be Bill Clinton, Barack Obama or George H.W. Bush. Nor Bill Gates, Julianna Margulies nor Jerry Seinfeld.All are left-handers, and it would take only a quick tutorial for any of them to frustrate the Dodgers in Game 4.Instead Washington will throw a right-hander, either Joe Ross or Reynaldo Lopez, in what manager Dusty Baker hopes is the Division Series clincher. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error On Monday, former 21-game winner Gio Gonzalez went to the mound seeking the confidence he’d lost in a dreary 11-11, 4.57 ERA season. The uniforms he saw were as soothing as blueberry cobbler.The first 27 Dodgers faced left-handers — starter Gonzalez, relievers Sammy Solis and Oliver Perez — and got two runs, two walks and six hits. Their leadoff hitters were 0 for 9. “It wasn’t a matter of hitting in scoring position,” Adrian Gonzalez said, “because we really didn’t have many people out there.”They hit one home run, a two-run rocket off the bat of Carlos Ruiz, and hit 10 harmless fly balls. Their outs didn’t advance anyone.And when closer Kenley Jansen was asked to pitch from behind in the ninth and predictably imploded, the Dodgers lost 8-3, challenging their fans to sit through four hours and 12 minutes.The intelligent ones preferred to duck into traffic instead, and perhaps search for a tune by that renowned Liverpool port-sider, Paul McCartney.center_img “If I knew why we struggled so much against left-handers we would have fixed it by now,” Gonzalez said.The Dodgers hit .213 against lefty pitching, by far the worst in major league baseball, and nobody seems to know why. They did hit .235 against lefty starters, and they did beat Madison Bumgarner twice. But Justin Turner, a right-hand hitter, hit .209 against lefties with only 14 RBIs this year, as opposed to .247 for his career.Aside from Yasiel Puig, no regular Dodgers had a better average vs. lefties than Corey Seager’s .250. Seager bounced off a double off the right-field wall in the first inning Monday, scoring Turner and giving the Dodgers the lead. But Kenta Maeda answered the Dodgers’ cries for a decent start by dissolving in a four-run third inning that included a two-run moonshot by Anthony Rendon. Dodger starters have thrown 12 1/3 of the 27 innings so far in the series.Meanwhile, Washington’s three southpaw relievers have pitched 6 1/3 innings, giving the Dodgers three hits and no runs. And Gonzalez, against whom the current Dodgers were hitting .160, was fine until Ruiz’s home run. Ruiz was the only man on the Dodgers roster who had taken Gonzalez deep before.“There’s a little bit of pitching backwards with them,” said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, referring to the art of throwing breaking balls in fastball counts and vice versa. “But I thought we had some good at-bats in there. We squared up some baseballs, right at those guys.““Relief pitchers are always going to go back and forth,” Gonzalez said. “I thought they did a good job today of getting the ball down. We had two runs score from first base. It’s difficult when you don’t have much going.”The Dodgers are 2 for 18 with men in scoring position for the series. Now comes Game 4 and the annual question: Do you pitch Clayton Kershaw on three days’ rest when it’s win-or-die? The Dodgers always say yes, and most of the time he does fine, including last year’s Game 4 in New York.But he has only pitched six times since late June. He threw five laborious innings Friday with 101 pitches. And, as Roberts said, the Dodgers still have to win two games.Would you rather use 20-year-old lefty Julio Urias in Washington for Game 5, against a rested-and-ready Max Scherzer, in a red sea of pent-up fandom? Or would you rather use Urias in these friendly confines against either Ross (23) or Lopez (22) today, figuring the game will be usurped by the bullpens anyway, and then confront Scherzer with Kershaw in Game 5?Since we’re in such an impatient age, when we demand that football coaches always go for fourth-and-8, the Dodgers will face enormous pressure to pitch Kershaw Tuesday and will face stinging backlash if he doesn’t pitch and they lose. But Roberts hasn’t given in to the noise this season, ignoring perfect games, sending down Puig, making decisions and sleeping peacefully.Besides, if Roberts was prone to night terrors, he’d have nightmares about the Dodgers trembling at the sight of Kershaw.last_img read more

first_imgFormer national under-17 captain Omar Holness has revealed that three things have him excited about playing Major League Soccer (MLS) in the coming season. The 21-year-old Jamaican, the overall number-five pick, was selected by Real Salt Lake in Thursday’s Major League Soccer’s Super Draft following an impressive three-year career playing central midfield for the University of North Carolina Tar Heels scoring four goals and registering 11 assists.Now that he is a professional, he gets to work with two Jamaican legends, possibly play against his childhood hero and believes he can help his club win a championship.At Real Salt Lake he will be working with Andy Williams and Tyrone Marshall, former Jamaican players, now coaches employed by the club but on the day he said he didn’t know who would select him or what to expect.”All of the draftees were nervous because in reality we had no idea, no clue where we were going to end up but when I heard my name being called at number five for Salt Lake I was excited and surprised but when I heard I was going to join Andy and Tyrone and Demar (Phillips) up at Real Salt Lake, I was like it couldn’t get better than that,” he said describing the fact that the presence of the Jamaicans is for him a huge boost.”I believe having coaches Andy Williams and Tyrone Marshall will be a very positive thing for me. I say so because having Jamaicans around you will help me settle in and give me tips that will help push me in the right direction.”much sweeterHolness said playing professional football has always been his dream but this experience is going to be so much sweeter as he could possibly face his childhood hero, who now plays the MLS for the LA Galaxy.”Playing football professionally has been a dream of mine ever since I was a little boy. To finally realise that it is actually coming true is very exciting. I think what I am looking forward to most is making this transition and playing against my childhood hero, Steven Gerard.”Gerard, a Liverpool icon in the Barclays Premier League currently plays for the LA Galaxy.Holness realises that he has his work cut out for him. He is expected to come in and strengthen RSL’s midfield contingent and hopefully help push the club to a title in the coming seasons. Following Thursday’s draft Real Salt Lake’s general manager Craig Waibe told media that the Jamaican was exactly who the club wanted. However, he was quick to point out that the Jamaican would not be pressured from the outset and would be given time to adapt.last_img read more

first_imgThe HSE have been called on to explain whether there were clinical implications for 800 women who did not receive smear test results due to an ‘IT glitch’.The Irish body apologised on Thursday for the news that 800 women who underwent CervicalCheck screenings were not issued with their results.Fianna Fáil health spokesperson Stephen Donnelly said the HSE must also explain “why it did not inform the Department of Health there was a problem with the issuing of 800 CervicalCheck screening results to women”. The department said last night that the HSE advised it on Wednesday that it became aware of the problem in June.The HSE said: “The existence of an IT issue was identified following engagement with the Department of Health in relation to representations from a woman using our services.”The HSE, which described the cock-up as “a limited incident”, said the problem involved a Quest Diagnostics laboratory in Chantilly, Virginia, where the IT system needed an “update” in order for it to transmit results to CervicalCheck’s screening register.The HSE said once results are transferred to the register, the woman’s GP receives electronic notification and the woman in turn is notified by letter. Because the “update” was overlooked, the test results did not issue to GPs.Frances McNamara, head of the National Screening Service, said they had written to women on July 1 advising them to contact their GPs. The HSE said some GPs and practice nurses “have also reported in recent days that they have not received result reports.”Lorraine Walsh, a patient representative on the CervicalCheck steering committee, said she was “seriously beginning to doubt the whole system.”HSE apologises after ‘IT glitch’ causes 800 women not to receive their smear test results was last modified: July 13th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more