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first_img Share Wednesday 6 April 2011 7:23 pm BEST OF THE BROKERS Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap whatsapp KCS-content center_img whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionWorld LifestyleCouple Has No Idea Why Photo Goes Viral, Then They Notice This In The CornerWorld Lifestyle Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ BURBERRYNomura rates the luxury retailer “neutral” with a target price of £12. The broker expects the firm’s half-year trading update on 19 April to show a 14 per cent rise in like-for-like retail sales, which will make up 70 per cent of overall sales. While Nomura expects another vintage year from Burberry, it has kept a neutral rating because it belives that strong growth across the world is already assumed in the share price.INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES GROUPCredit Suisse rates the British Airways and Iberia parent company “overweight” with a target price of 340p. The broker was disappointed by Iberia’s traffic growth, up 2.7 per cent, but thinks the next two months look promising as capacity growth progresses. Credit Suisse also points out that BA’s 11.9 per cent year-on-year traffic growth was bolstered by poor figures caused by strike action last March.BARCLAYSCanaccord Genuity has upgraded the bank to “buy” with a target price of 330p. The broker thinks the Independent Commission on Banking report due next Monday will prove a positive catalyst for Barclays shares, as regulatory uncertainty is reduced. The broker also thinks the bank can cope with any enforced separation or ringfencing of retail banking operations, despite an estimated £1bn gross hit, by offloading low-return assets. last_img read more

State of the Union: Tennessee, Indiana, Colorado and more

first_img State of the Union: Tennessee, Indiana, Colorado and more Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Fantasy Sports Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Regions: US Colorado Indiana Iowa Louisiana Mississippi Nevada Tennessee This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, sees a bill to legalise sports betting in Indiana head to Governor Eric Holcomb for ratification, while a Colorado bill is racing through the state legislature. Elsewhere, Nevada and Mississippi’s legal sports betting markets enjoyed strong months, driven by activity around basketball, and Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has suggested he will allow a bill to pass into law without his signature. This week’s State of the Union, in partnership with Segev LLP, sees a bill to legalise sports betting in Indiana head to Governor Eric Holcomb for ratification, while a Colorado bill is racing through the state legislature. Elsewhere, Nevada and Mississippi’s legal sports betting markets enjoyed strong months, driven by activity around basketball.Tennessee Govenor set to allow sports betting to pass into law The Tennessee House of Representatives has passed a bill that would legalise sports betting in the state to Governor Bill Lee, with local media reporting that he will allow the bill to pass into law without signature.SB0016 cleared the House by a vote of 51-40 shortly after also passing through the state Senate by a vote of 20-12, following a number of amendments.The bill replaced a previous version (HB0001) that passed the House last week and the House has now agreed with the new amendments made by the Senate.Governor Lee (pictured) has been outspoken about his opposition to plans to legalise sports betting, but it is reported that he will allow the bill to pass into law despite his own concerns.When contacted about the reports, Lee’s office directed iGamingBusiness.com to a local media publication that included comments from Lee’s press secretary, Laine Arnold, suggesting that this will be the case.“The governor has said he does not believe that the expansion of gambling is best, but he recognises that many in the legislature found this to be an issue they want to explore further,” Arnold, said, according to the Tennessean. “He plans to let this become law without his signature.”Indiana bill heads to Governor with mobile component restored 
The Indiana House and Senate have voted through a repackaged bill that would legalise certain forms of sports betting in the state, with Governor Eric Holcomb to now consider signing the bill into law.House Bill 1015 yesterday (April 24) passed the Senate by a vote of 37-12 and the House by a vote of 59-36. Holcomb’s signature is now all that is required for the bill to come into effect.The bill sets out proposals to allow sports wagering at state casinos, racinos and off-track betting parlours. Betting would be permitted in-person, at licensed venues and on mobile from anywhere inside Indiana’s borders. The mobile component had been removed by the House Public Policy Committee late in March, though the bill’s co-sponsor Senator Jon Ford told iGamingBusiness.com that restoring language to permit mobile wagering was crucial to its success.Operators that obtain a licence in the state would face a tax rate of 9.5% on the adjusted gross receipts from sports betting. These taxes would be payable on a monthly basis, with 3.33% of total tax income going towards problem gambling initiatives.Colorado bill clears Senate committees after House approval
 A sports betting bill introduced earlier in April has been voted through the Colorado’s House of Representatives and transferred to the Senate, but only has until May 3 to progress through the state legislature.HB19-1327 was introduced on April 18, and quickly progressed through the House, passing at its third vote with 58 Representatives backing the bill and six voting against. The bill has now been transferred to the Senate, and passed by that chamber’s Finance and Appropriations Committees.HB19-1327 establishes the Colorado Gaming Control Commission to regulate the sector, and imposes a 10% gross revenue tax on sports betting operators.Should the bill pass through the Senate before the legislative session ends on Friday (May 3), this tax component will then need to be put to Colorado voters to be ratified. This could take place in November, when the state holds a general election.While exact licence fees are not set out in the bill, it says that any licence or renewal fee should cover the Commission’s costs of processing each application and conducting background checks. This sum, it says, must not exceed $125,000 (£115,593/$133,871).Nevada sportsbooks break handle record in March 
Nevada’s licensed sportsbooks generated total handle of $596.8m (£462.3m/€535.6m) in March, setting a new record for amounts wagered in a month where basketball dominated the market.This represented a 14.4% year-on-year rise in amounts wagered, with a win percentage of 5.45%. However, the state’s sportsbooks lost $12.2m on football betting, resulting in revenue declining to $32.5m, down both month-on-month (9.2%) and from March 2018 (4.8%).March sees the National Collegiate Athletics Association’s (NCAA) mens’ basketball tournament, known as March Madness, take place and the vast majority of stakes were wagered on the sport. Basketball alone generated $495.5m, or 83.0%, of total stakes, with a hold percentage of 7.10%, for $35.2m in revenue. This comfortably surpassed last year’s record stakes of $436.6m.Baseball generated revenue of $3.5m, up 63.4% from the prior year, a hold of 11.05%, suggesting total stakes of $31.3m. Parlay cards, meanwhile, saw revenue plummet 65.3% to $223,000, from stakes of $1.1m. A further $5.8m in revenue came from pari-mutuel sports betting and other wagers.March Madness drives Mississippi wagering growth Mississippi’s regulated sports betting market has seen revenue grow strongly in March, as a result of punters betting heavily on basketball over the month.Amounts wagered across all sports rose to 28.9% to $32.4m (£25.1m/€29.1m) in March, with the majority of handle generated from betting on basketball, which accounted for $25.0m (77.0%) of total stakes.Interest in the sport is traditionally higher over the month, with the National Collegiate Athletics Association’s (NCAA) annual basketball tournament, commonly known as March Madness, taking place. The tournament began on March 19 and ran until April 8, with the University of Virginia’s Virginia Cavaliers team winning.This growth in stakes helped total revenue grew 77.7% month-on-month to $4.9m, with total market hold amounting to 15.11%. Basketball again dominated, with betting on the sport accounting for $3.4m, or 70.4%, of total revenue.Louisiana Senate gives sports betting green light The Louisiana Senate has advanced a bill to legalise sports betting in the state, which now passes to the state House of Representatives for further scrutiny.SB153, which was prefiled by Senator Daniel Martiny in March, passed with 24 Senators voting in favour, and 15 against.The bill, also known as the Sports Wagering Control Law, would legalise in-person wagering at licensed casinos, riverboat casinos and racetracks throughout the state. While off-premises mobile wagering is not permitted, players would be permitted to place bets via mobile while on casino or racetrack grounds.The Louisiana Gaming Control Board will be handed responsibility for overseeing the state’s sports betting market, including collecting all licence fees and taxes, both of which are yet to be finalised. However SB153 does state that 1% of sports wagering proceeds or $500,000 (£382,480/€444,910) – whichever is greater – will be allocated to the state’s Compulsive and Problem Gaming Fund each year.M&A drives Churchill Downs growth in Q1 US racetrack and casino operator Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) has cited the positive impact of gaming M&A as a key drivers of a 40% year-on-year increase in revenue during the first quarter.Net revenue in the three months through to March 31, 2019, totalled $265.4m (£206.1m/€238.3m), up from $189.3m in the same period last year.During the quarter, CDI realigned its operating segments, enabling the operator to focus on three specified business segments: gaming, Churchill Downs (horse racing) and online wagering.Gaming is the main source of income for CDI by some distance, with this segment generating $170.1m in revenue during Q1, up from $112.5m last year. CDI said its gaming business was boosted year-on-year by various acquisitions. In January, CDI finalised its purchase of Presque Isle and this brought in an extra $29.7m, while the acquisition of the remaining 37.5% of Ocean Downs in August 2018 pushed revenue up a further $18.4m.Revenue from Churchill Downs rocketed from $2.3m to $21.4m, primarily due to an additional $18.7m from Derby City Gaming that opened in September 2014. Churchill Downs Racetrack also brought in an extra $400,000 in revenue.Online wagering revenue amounted to $63.4m, slightly down on $63.6m in Q1 of last year.PointsBet seals Iowa deal
 Australian sports betting operator PointsBet has agreed a new deal to provide its sportsbook services to Catfish Bend Casino in Burlington, Iowa, despite the state yet to finalise plans to legalise sports wagering.The partnership will include retail and mobile sportsbook operations, subject to both PointsBet and Catfish Bend Casino securing the relevant licences in Iowa.The retail service will operate out of a sports bar at the casino, featuring multi-screen video and an odds display wall, as well as additional casino gaming.Gary Hoyer, CEO of Great River Entertainment, the parent company of Catfish Bend Casino, said: “The potential legalisation of sports betting in Iowa opens an exciting new opportunity for recreational and avid players, and PointsBet’s unmatched dedication to bettors makes them the ideal partner for our brand and go-to-market plan.” Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Lottery Sports betting DFS Horse racing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games 2nd May 2019 | By contenteditor Email Addresslast_img read more

East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) HY2008 Presentation

first_imgEast African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2008 presentation results for the half year.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.ug)  2008 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages for local consumption in Uganda. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) Q12019 Presentation

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug)  2019 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Group) is a leading financial institution offering retail and corporate banking services in Uganda through its subsidiary company. KCB Group offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in treasury bills and bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgOmnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Omnicane Limited (MTMD.mu)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileOmnicane Limited is a company headquartered in Mauritius and specialises in sugar milling and electricity production services. The company engages in the production and processing of sugar cane, electricity production, food crop, flower and venison production, vegetable, palm heart and fresh shrimp production. Omnicane ltd operates through its subsidiaries, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Mon Tresor) Limited, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Britannia Highlands) Limited, Floreal Limited, FAW Investment Limited, Exotic Exports Limited, Omnicane Logistic Operations Limited, Omnicane Thermal Energy Holdings (St Aubin) Limited, Omnicane Holdings (La Baraque) Thermal Energy Limited, Omnicane Milling Operations Limited and Omnicane Agricultural Operations Limited; all arranged under  sugar, energy, hospitality, and property segments. Omnicane Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

I’d buy this FTSE 100 dividend stock for my Stocks and Shares ISA today

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! I’ve been a fan of WPP (LSE: WPP) for a long time, mainly as a provider of dividend income. But in recent years it’s had a tough time. It’s been in decline since before founder Martin Sorrell left the FTSE 100 marketing group in controversial circumstances in 2018. Since then the slide has continued, and the Covid-19 crash gave the shares an extra kicking.The WPP share price has fallen 39% so far in 2020, and it’s down 52% over the past five years. The previously dependable dividend was slashed too, in 2019. But analysts are expecting earnings to start picking up again from 2021. And I’m seeing the potential for a renewed progressive phase for the firm’s rebased dividend.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…Share price boostWPP shares picked up 5% Thursday morning, on the back of the company’s first-half results. They are still way below the FTSE 100’s 20% year-to-date drop, but they’re closing the gap.The company reported a pre-tax loss of £2.5bn, after revenue fell 12.3%. That came as no shock, and WPP did record a headline operating profit of £382m.What did surprise the market was the reinstatement of the firm’s dividend, after the 2019 final payout was cancelled. The interim dividend, set at 10p per share, suggests a full-year yield of 3% on the current share price. And we could even see better than that. The company told us its “performance in the second quarter was much better than initially anticipated“, and added that “the flexibility of our business model is delivering the £700–800 million of cost savings targeted.“It’s looking to me like the start of a turnaround that other FTSE 100 strugglers can do nothing but envy.Improved balance sheetThe biggest boost to WPP’s finances came from the sale of Kantar. The proceeds enabled the firm to get its average net debt down to £2.5bn, from £4.5bn in the prior period. It meant the company had cash of £2.5bn on the books at 30 June, and total liquidity (including undrawn facilities) of £4.7bn.WPP is still carrying a net debt to EBITDA ratio of 2.1 times, but it aims to get that multiple down between 1.5 and 1.75 times by the end of 2021. I think the announcement of the dividend is a sign of the firm’s confidence in hitting that target.I can’t help wondering if WPP would have been prepared to pursue such an aggressive reshaping had Martin Sorrell still been in charge. For the move to a slimmed down company in today’s environment to succeed, I think the change of management has turned out positive.FTSE 100 dividendsThese days, I’ll hold off considering an investment in a recovery stock until I see real signs of that recovery. And even though WPP still has some way to go on the profit front, I see this as such a sign.We’ll know more on the income front later, being told: “The Board has also decided to review our ongoing dividend policy, in the context of our overall capital allocation priorities. We intend to update investors on our plans as part of a wider capital markets event towards the end of 2020“.Looking for FTSE 100 income, I’d be happy to buy WPP shares now. Alan Oscroft | Thursday, 27th August, 2020 | More on: WPP Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. 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. Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.center_img See all posts by Alan Oscroft Image source: Getty Images 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’d buy this FTSE 100 dividend stock for my Stocks and Shares ISA todaylast_img read more

Stock market rally: 2 cheap UK shares I’d buy for a 2021 bull market

first_imgStock market rally: 2 cheap UK shares I’d buy for a 2021 bull market Royston Wild | Friday, 27th November, 2020 Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Royston Wild Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. It’s not easy for UK share investors to stay positive in the current climate. Confidence came flowing back into global share markets earlier in November as upbeat news on Covid-19 vaccines broke. But that enthusiasm has slowly petered out as coronavirus cases have continued to grow, the threat of a no-deal Brexit has intensified, and fresh rounds of trade tensions have emerged.The FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have both run out of steam after that earlier rally. And it’s possible that UK share markets could reverse again before long, so fragile is investor sentiment today. But let’s consider why we could be on the cusp of a strong and sustained new bull market.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…First and foremost, positive news on a Covid-19 vaccine in recent weeks has raised hopes of an economic rebound beginning in 2021. The probability that US President-elect Joe Biden will adopt a less aggressive approach to trade tariffs than his predecessor means that the tension that’s blighted global growth in the past two years won’t reappear.And there is some flicker of movement in the background that has raised hopes of a Brexit trade deal despite the short time frame. It’s why JP Morgan recently raised its odds on a deal being struck to 80% from its previous two-thirds prediction.2 UK shares that could soar in 2021The rally that marked the first days of November could prove in time to have been the start of the new bull market. More positive updates concerning the hunt for a Covid-19 vaccine are expected in the days and weeks ahead. These would naturally solidify the case for a strong economic recovery in 2021 and send UK share prices soaring again.Let’s say that the early stages of a global economic rebound are just around the corner. What UK shares should Stocks and ISA investors like me consider buying to ride the recovery? Here are two top stocks I think could be great buys for 2021.Angling Direct is a retailer that doesn’t command a lot of attention on the financial pages. But it’s a UK share I think could soar in value in 2021. Consumer spending on leisure goods is one of the first things to bounce back during an economic recovery. The fact that Angling Direct is a leader in this niche field doesn’t do its profits prospects any harm either. And nor does its online-only model that covers Germany, France and the Netherlands alongside its home territory of the UK.I also like ITV, even though 2020 has proved to be a nightmare for the broadcaster as advertising revenues dried up. Indeed, a sharp drop in turnover culminated in it being relegated from the FTSE 100 in the summer. But ad spending is also one of the first things to pick up during any economic recovery. Industry experts WARC expect ad spending in Britain to rebound 14.4% in 2021. And the broadcasting colossus — which has already seen an improvement in ad sales in recent months — will be in the box seat to ride any improvement, I feel. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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No savings at 40? I’d drip feed £500 a month into UK shares in an ISA to retire in comfort

first_img Royston Wild owns shares of Clipper Logistics, CVS Group, Tritax Big Box REIT, and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Clipper Logistics, Tritax Big Box REIT, and Unilever. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! It’s never too late to try and get rich with UK shares. The proven rates of return that stock investors can enjoy over the long term make this the case. They mean that one doesn’t have to spend a fortune investing for retirement, either.Studies show that long-term UK share investors make an average yearly return of 8-10%. This means a 40 year-old who can spend £500 a month on building a shares portfolio can expect to have created a bulky retirement fund by the time they reached their State Pension age of 68. They’d have likely made anything between £592,716 and £841,532 by that time.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…It’s never been easierThe constant attacks on the State Pension, as the government struggles to balance the books while supporting an increasingly-elderly population, means it’s essential that people take steps to safeguard their financial futures, post-retirement.Fortunately though, it’s never been easier to try and build a huge cash pile with UK shares. There’s a wealth of information out there from experts like The Motley Fool to help build a winning investment strategy. There’s also plenty of easy-to-use financial products like Stocks and Shares ISAs and SIPPs to help you on your way. These particular products stop the taxman taking a big bite out of investors’ returns too.Investing despite the gloomIt’s clear 2021 might be another tough year for the global economy. And corporate profits could come under fresh strain as lockdowns re-emerge and travel bans kick in. But it doesn’t mean I’ll stop buying UK shares for my own ISA today. There are still plenty of great shares that’ll deliver big shareholder returns this year and beyond.Let me give you an example. I’ve bought shares in Clipper Logistics and Tritax Big Box REIT. This is because the e-commerce phenomenon should keep growing at a rate of knots in 2021, whatever happens to the broader economy. These businesses provide logistics and warehousing services to help online retailers get their product to their customers.More UK shares in my ISAI also own Unilever in my Stocks and Shares ISA and reckon it’ll have another robust year in 2021. Sales of its food and personal care products remain strong, regardless of the state of the world economy. And its goods like Magnum ice cream and Dove soap that have the brand power to let this FTSE 100 stock effectively raise prices even during downturns like this.I think CVS Group will have another strong 12 months too, as consumer spending in the animal healthcare market goes from strength to strength.These are just some of the UK shares I think will perform brilliantly in 2021. And, as I said, The Motley Fool can help you find even more with its huge catalogue of exclusive and free reports. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Royston Wild | Friday, 15th January, 2021 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. No savings at 40? I’d drip feed £500 a month into UK shares in an ISA to retire in comfort Enter Your Email Address 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. 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How to make it as a sports photographer: Dave Rogers

first_img Life through the lens: Dave Rogers took this iconic shot of Jonny Wilkinson “Yes, very much so. I think if you lose that, the pressure of the atmosphere, you lose one of the reasons you want to do the job. It sounds corny, but it is as near to playing the game as you can get without actually playing the game. You get the adrenalin rush and you are as close to the action as the players are.”Picture perfect: John Bentley embodied the Lions’ inclusive ethos for RogersWhich shot are you most proud of from your personal portfolio?“Probably the Jonny Wilkinson drop goal to win the World Cup in 2003. It’s one of those lucky ones that we spoke about before because as you know he kicked the winning kick with his right leg which was unusual for Jonny as he normally kicks left-footed.“If he had kicked the other way then all we would have got would have been a picture of his backside and his leg going the other way. But thank heavens he kicked this way and we see a gap, as there was a little opening in the crowd, the group of players in front of us and we could just see through the gap and Jonny winning the match with his drop goal.”When you find yourself in the changing rooms after a World Cup Final, do you find yourself pinching yourself when it comes to the access and insight you get“It certainly does because it is a very fortunate position to be in. It is a very privileged position to be in and I realise how lucky I am. You do see things you obviously can’t report or take photos of and that is all about trust. If you can keep the trust between you and the people you are working with, whichever team it is, then you will have that forever.However if you renege on that deal that you have got then you have lost it forever. There is no comeback after that. I am a big believer in showing respect to them and I do appreciate what they do for me in return.”Inside access: Rogers was in the thick of the action after the Rugby World Cup final in 2003You almost have a friendship with some of these people rather than a working relationship?“I like to think so but you have got to keep it professional too because sometimes you have to take pictures that you don’t like. I am big friends with Jonny Wilkinson and his family are lovely people. In fact, I’ve have had to take many pictures of Jonny that I didn’t like to take, pictures of him injured here and there. You do feel guilty when he’s being carried off and you’re taking photographs of him in such pain but you have a job to do. It’s not a matter of keeping your distance as such as they know you don’t want to do it but you have to.”I doubt anyone else has had a better view of how the game has developed over the last 30 or 40 years – do you think the game is in good shape today?“Yes, definitely. But if you look at the old days, there were some great things like the access to teams and players. You got to know them a lot better than you do now, there were a lot more characters, people like Jason Leonard. They weren’t professional as they had other jobs. They had another life outside rugby. The current generation have come straight from school, college or other rugby clubs, straight through the system. They’re a different kind of person. It’s a different kind of game these days.”Iconic moment: Rogers pictures Nelson Mandela handing the Rugby World Cup to Francois Pienaar in 1995Dave Rogers top tips for a career in sports photography:Persevere – “You will get loads of people who will say you can’t do it but when someone says you can’t then have another go.”Embrace the pressure – “I think if you lose that, the pressure of the atmosphere, you lose one of the reasons you want to do the job.”Follow the silverware – “What I have found over the years is that it is best to stick with the trophy as everyone wants to see a winner with the trophy and not just somebody celebrating because they could be anywhere.”Accept luck plays a part – “It does, fortunately or unfortunately, which ever way you want to look at it. You can be sitting at one end and there are four tries down the other end.”Don’t betray the trust – “If you can keep the trust between you and the people you are working with, whichever team it is, then you will have that forever but if you renege on that deal then you have lost it forever too.” A sports photographer for over 40 years, Dave Rogers is one of the best known snappers in rugby. Here he talks about his career in the industry The Forward Pass Podcast – Dave RogersWelcome to The Forward Pass, a series of conversations with leading rugby union journalists, broadcasters, presenters and photographers who will offer the next generation of media professionals – and fans – an insight into how they cover the sport.The latest industry veteran to join host Graham Jenkins to reflect on his career covering the sport and what he has learnt during his 41 years behind a lens is Getty Images’ sports photographer Dave Rogers.Read extracts from the podcast and listen to the complete conversation below.When did you first pick up a camera?“A long, long time ago now, probably about 50 years ago. I’d just left school and went along to my local horse racing and fancied having a go…but I got interested in it when I used to go to Molineaux to watch my football team Wolves play. I remember thinking I wouldn’t mind doing that.“I went for a couple of interviews with my careers adviser and he said ‘don’t bother you’ll never get into it’ and told me to just train as an accountant or something which I did for a week but I hated it. I just couldn’t work in an office and after a week I left and started at college the following Monday which was amazing.Most journalists will remember the day they first saw their name in print, but do you remember the first picture of yours featured prominently in a paper?“The first sporting picture I got used was from the 1975 League Cup Final and it was Aston Villa versus Norwich City. It was one of the first jobs I ever did and my first trip to Wembley Stadium so I was very nervous. I couldn’t drive so my Dad took me down there. It all started there as I managed to get a picture in the local paper.”Starting out: Rogers first assignment was at the 1975 League Cup final between Aston Villa and Norwich CityWho were there key figures who shaped you and your approach in the early days?“My main interest in those days was football and I can remember doing the 1978 World Cup qualifying match at Liverpool – it was Wales v Scotland. It was quite a controversial one and I was sat next to a guy called Colin Elsey from Colorsport – he was the top man and I was in total awe of him. He was a big rugby man as well and over the years I got to know him really well. It’s quite funny, at the start you’re scared of these people but you get to know them and they become big mates.”Where did your passion for photography and rugby union first meet?“I didn’t do much rugby at first, I just did local rugby at Sutton Coldfield for the local paper but in 1978 I was offered a job in Northamptonshire with a guy called Bob Thomas who’d started up his own agency. He asked me if I could join him – I was his first employee – and after a couple of years he said I’m going to send you on the Lions tour to South Africa in 1980.First rugby gig: Rogers went on the 1980 Lions tour to South Africa“I was amazed as I hadn’t done much rugby, I’d only done a couple of internationals, but I loved it. I was away for nearly three months and if I remember right they played 19 games which is quite a long tour in this day and age where England have just come back from Australia where they played just three games.”Did you ever consider working in hard news like front line war reporting?“Definitely not, I’m a born coward! I’ve never even played rugby in my life – I’m too scared to do that! I know my place in life and it is behind the camera at a nice safe event.“It doesn’t mean we haven’t seen a few bad things to see. I was unfortunate to have been at the Heysel Stadium disaster in Belgium. When you go to somewhere to do a football match and you end up covering a big news event with people dying in front of you it is a real shock. It took me a few months to get over that and I’m not really over that now.”Is there immense pressure to capture THE moment in a game?center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Social shortcomings – “If you want to be out with your mates every Saturday night then don’t be a sports photographer as you will not get that chance!”last_img read more

Schalk Burger awkwardly teased about 2009 as Francois Louw watches footage of his manic aggression

first_imgWednesday Jul 22, 2020 Schalk Burger awkwardly teased about 2009 as Francois Louw watches footage of his manic aggression Schalk Burger and Jean de Villiers had their old mate Francois Louw on their new show this week to talk all things rugby, World Cups and so much more. In this amusing excerpt from the show, things appeared to get a tiny bit awkward, even though it was quickly brushed under the carpet.ADVERTISEMENTThe three former Springboks have all been friends since their playing days at Western Province and the Stormers, and of course, played together at Test level for their country.Their journies changed up later in their careers though and while De Villiers went off to Munster for a while, Louw forged a stellar career with Bath. Burger himself spent a few seasons at Saracens, so when the two flankers met, it was always likely to be fiery.In the video below the guys shared some amusing footage of Burger going full tilt against Bath and specifically Louw, despite the two being good mates.The blonde Bok flanker had a reputation for that kind of stuff, having a huge engine and never giving less than 100% for whatever team he played for.He tells an amusing story of how he once chased hooker Rob Webber around for eighty minutes.“Whenever I played against him… I gave everything I had.. knees, even more elbows.. a bit of follow-through..” Burger says.ADVERTISEMENTWhile it’s said lightheartedly, unfortunately, Burger does have one massive blip on his record book, and Louw was not afraid to bring it up!The Peter de Villiers response he mentions can be viewed here. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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