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The stock market crash: here’s how the UK’s top portfolio managers are handling it

first_img 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 Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. In recent weeks, investing has certainly felt challenging. There’s been nowhere to hide – nearly every stock has plummeted. At times like this, I like to look at what top UK portfolio managers are doing. This can provide an element of reassurance.With that in mind, here’s a look at how three of them are handling the current market sell-off.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…Nick TrainLet’s start with Nick Train, who co-manages a number of top-performing funds including the Lindsell Train Global Equity fund. He’s considered to be one of the UK’s top stock pickers.Last month, Train said that he had been taking advantage of the coronavirus-related market volatility to add to a few beaten-up holdings, including Diageo and Burberry.He wrote in the Global Equity fund’s January factsheet: “We did so not because we have any insight into the severity and duration of the epidemic. Instead, because we have been rewarded more often than not during previous unsettling episodes by treating them as buying opportunities.” More recently, in the February factsheet, Train wrote: “We have no notion of how pernicious the coronavirus effect will be but we do know it will last only a relatively short time in the context of the time horizon we work with when making investments.”So clearly Train is thinking long-term and looking at the current volatility as a short-term setback.Terry SmithNext, let’s look at Terry Smith (aka ‘Britain’s Warren Buffett’). He manages the legendary Fundsmith Equity fund. This has been one of the best performing global equity funds in the UK for years now.At the recent Fundsmith annual general meeting, Smith said he was “pretty relaxed” about the impact of Covid-19 on his fund (although this was a few weeks ago).He said that his fund should prove resilient in a stock market crash. This is due to the ‘defensive’ characteristics of the companies it holds. And when asked whether he was still buying shares in light of the market panic over the coronavirus outbreak, Smith answered “yes”.However, he did say the coronavirus is likely to have a big impact on the economy. Why? “Because we’ve had quite a big shutdown in China which is somewhat the workshop of the world now.”Mark SlaterFinally, let’s take a look at the views of Mark Slater, who runs a number of top funds including the Slater Growth fund and the Slater Recovery fund. Both are among the best performers in the UK All Companies sector over the last five years.In a recent note to investors, Slater said: “We strongly believe that now is the time to be in buying mode in our portfolios even though we will implement our buying sensibly – i.e. we will not look to do it all in one go.”He also said that it pays to “look through the short-term ‘noise’ and hold on through periods of uncertainty.” But he added: “the tendency of investors to sell on bad news is nearly always detrimental to long term financial gain.”So to sum up, it appears that top UK fund managers are sticking to their guns and looking to take advantage of the market volatility by adding to positions. I think private investors should take note. The stock market crash: here’s how the UK’s top portfolio managers are handling it See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

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The Mullet / March Studio

first_imgArchitects: March Studio Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeMarch StudioOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMelbourneHousesAustraliaPublished on October 30, 2013Cite: “The Mullet / March Studio” 30 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricShower ColumnshansgroheShoulder ShowersPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesMorin Corp.Metal Wall Systems – ExposedStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Dekton® Stonika SeriesConcrete FloorsSikaIndustrial Floor CoatingsHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame SlopeThermalSchöckMinimizing Thermal Bridges in BalconiesWindowspanoramah!®ah! Ultra MinimalistEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWork ChairsDynamobelWork Chair – SLAT 16More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/442309/the-mullet-march-studio Clipboard Australia photographs:  John GollingsPhotographs:  John Gollings+ 32 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/442309/the-mullet-march-studio Clipboard Area:  320 m² Area:  320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Houses CopySave this picture!© John GollingsRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingText description provided by the architects. Situated in Melbourne’s inner-city suburb of Kensington, ‘The Mullet’ performs contorted gymnastics in order to facilitate an ambitious brief on a small, yet opportunistic site. The clients, Scott Smith and Phoebe Moore, wanted to commission not only a new and comfortable home, but also sought a challenging design. Running a family business in construction, Scott and Phoebe’s own home would become an opportunity for them to showcase their own capabilities. The Mullet / March StudioSave this projectSaveThe Mullet / March StudioSave this picture!© John GollingsHouses•Melbourne, Australia The Mullet / March Studio “COPY” Save this picture!© John GollingsA Heritage overlay shaped the design for the front of the dwelling, requiring that the cottage façade and first few rooms flanking Hardiman Street be retained and renovated, (red roof and all.) This is where the formality is, the face to the heritage land of Eastwood Street blends seamlessly with its cottage neighbours. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are resolved into the pre-determined Edwardian shell, freeing up the new extension for the living areas. Save this picture!© John GollingsThe ‘fun’ begins to emerge when rounding Hardiman Street. “I don’t like it” – says one of the locals half way through construction. “It’s not in keeping with the area…” The new extension is not meant to be sympathetic to an older style but rather been shaped by the clients’ brief, solar access and one of Melbourne’s best views back onto the city. Save this picture!© John GollingsThe balancing act that the local resident detested emerged when the brief called for off-street parking. The house would straddle the parking area, and even with the grade of Hardiman Street to advantage, excavation was unavoidable. Since a digger would be coming to site anyway, the opportunity to dig a little deeper and sink a large concrete box (along with the children in it) was far too good to refuse. Buried within the concrete box is the rumpus room, wine cellar, laundry, and an additional bathroom. The box is capped with a concrete lid and garnished with strategically placed, trafficable glass skylights. The monolithic form anchors the new building into the side of the hill and is finished internally by the rough reality of building – and being – underground. Save this picture!© John GollingsThe concrete lid of the concrete box is not only the ceiling for below, but also the floor in both the kitchen and exterior deck. The pivot around which the other spaces are spun, the kitchen serves all parts of the house, while the dining and living areas are tucked up above the garage and closer to the night sky of Melbourne’s city lights. Timber battens clad the extension, wrapping the three spaces together and providing a linear base for the last hovering piece. Save this picture!© John GollingsSoaring above the living spaces is the black zinc roof. On the northern edge the roof is pulled up to increase natural light to the northwest corner, and pushed down to the neighbouring building on Hardiman Street on the northeast, so as not to overshadow it. On the south side, the operation is reversed, and the southwest corner is lifted to create a framed view of the city. This simple twisting operation grabs light and views from two corners and anchors the remaining two with rain heads falling to collection tanks. The action and drama of the twist is expressed and amplified on the ceiling below by a series of hand-plugged timber battens. Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessCould an Architecture Peace Corps Be the Answer to Student Debt?Architecture NewsCourt-housing Cortinghborg Groningen / Architecten|en|enSelected Projects Share “COPY” Projects 2013 2013 Year: last_img read more

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The Radical Makeover House / Sudaiva Studio

first_imgArchitects: Sudaiva Studio Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935446/the-radical-makeover-house-sudaiva-studio Clipboard Houses “COPY” CopyAbout this officeSudaiva StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationOn FacebookTuruvekereIndiaPublished on March 14, 2020Cite: “The Radical Makeover House / Sudaiva Studio” 13 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs:  Geeth Gopinath Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Year:  CopyHouses, Renovation•Turuvekere, India Save this picture!© Geeth Gopinath+ 30Curated by Hana Abdel Share Area:  3300 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Share 2019 The Radical Makeover House / Sudaiva Studio The Radical Makeover House / Sudaiva StudioSave this projectSaveThe Radical Makeover House / Sudaiva Studio ArchDaily Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Jaquar, Adobe, Asain Paints, Carysil, Jindal, Kajaria, South India Agencies, Spacewood, Terracon, Trimble, Twilight Render, Urban Ladder, Urban TextureDesign Team:Vinay Mavinakere, Geeth Gopinath, Aditi HotiClients:GS Susheelamma, MC Devaraje GowdaEngineering:Shekar, Suhas, DarshanLandscape:Vinay Mavinakere, Geeth GopinathInterior Design:Vinay Mavinakere, Geeth GopinathConsultants:Design Wheel ConsultantsCity:TuruvekereCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Geeth GopinathRecommended ProductsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeText description provided by the architects. A single-storey residence in a nondescript, small town north of Bengaluru, India had to be expanded to include 2 additional floors of residences for the purpose of renting out. During construction, the astonishing views of the rain tree canopies from the top floor inspired the construction of an additional floor for a studio space to be used as a pied-à-terre for the family, who now live in Bengaluru. Building on a load bearing structure posed considerable challenges, requiring the plan to follow the basic outline of the existing ground floor structure. Structural interventions included the use of steel beams to strengthen the existing slab at the first-floor level.Save this picture!© Geeth GopinathSave this picture!Second floor planSave this picture!© Geeth GopinathThe top floor studio had to be structurally light, permitting only 500 square feet of built-up area. The setback from the mass of the other floors, provides visual relief to the façade and allows for a generous terrace from which to view the lush landscape the house looks onto. A row of potted heliconia plants on the terrace fosters a visual connection with the sub-tropical surrounding of the building. Inside the studio, an open plan accommodates a living room, eat-in kitchen and a bedroom. Within the compact plan, the living and dining spaces are delineated with the use of color. Primary colors in the living room furnishings and wallpaper echo the color palette used in the building exterior. A perforated screen above the sofa, provides ventilation while also casting visually arresting shadows from the western sun. Furniture elements are kept to a minimum and perform double duty where required. For instance, a table branches off one end of the kitchen counter-top, serving as both a study and dining table. The ample depth of the sofa is utilized as an extra sleeping zone when there are guests.Save this picture!© Geeth GopinathSave this picture!ElevationSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Geeth GopinathConsidering the limited skillset of locally available labor, architectural elements and joinery were designed to allow for easy assembly at site. For the façade, 100mm X 50mm custom-built aluminum C-channels holds perforated clay blocks together within a grid running from edge to edge and floor to ceiling. Adjacent blocks are held together with tile adhesives mixed with black oxide which subtly defines an outline around each block. In keeping with the context of the small town dotted with mostly modest, low-cost housing, the house employs familiar, inexpensive materials and techniques to blend in. However, inventive application of these materials gives the building a contemporary edge, bringing the 1999-built home convincingly into the 21st century.Save this picture!© Geeth GopinathProject gallerySee allShow less India ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935446/the-radical-makeover-house-sudaiva-studio Clipboard Projects Photographslast_img read more

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Interior minister urged to protect threatened Tajik journalist

first_img to go further Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown BelarusEurope – Central Asia News RSF_en June 2, 2021 Find out more A Tajik political refugee based in Moscow who is one of his country’s few opposition journalists has been receiving anonymous death threats. Reporters Without Borders takes the threats seriously and urges the Russian interior minister to guarantee his safety. May 28, 2021 Find out more BelarusEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Belarus Organisation News June 21, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Interior minister urged to protect threatened Tajik journalist News Receive email alerts RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” Help by sharing this information “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Reporters Without Borders today called on the Russian interior minister to protect Dodojon Atovulloyev, a Moscow-based Tajik journalist who has been receiving death threats. He edits Chagory Rus, a monthly publication about Tajikistan and its relations with Russia.Atovulloyev told Reporters Without Borders on 19 June he has been receiving anonymous phone calls on his mobile and at his office for the past two weeks or so in which men using Moscow-region criminal jargon tell him to “shut up” and promise to make him pay if he continues publishing his articles.A man recently came to the door of his apartment and asked to speak to him, but refused to identify himself. Atovulloyev links the threats to the two latest issues of his monthly, which had a poem that was every critical of Tajik President Imomali Rakhmonov.“We are very concerned for Atovulloyev’s safety and we take these anonymous threats against him very seriously,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He is particularly exposed because he criticises his country’s leaders and their relations with the Russian authorities. This is not the first time his articles have got him into trouble, and many journalists have been murdered in the past in Russia with complete impunity.”Reporters Without Borders added: “For all these reasons, we call on Russian interior minister Rashid Nurgaliyev to do everything possible to ensure Atovulloyev’s safety, including placing a watch on his home. If the Russian authorities refuse, Atovulloyev will have no other choice but to seek refuge in a safer country than Russia.”Atovulloyev was forced to leave Tajikistan after being accused of insulting the president and “inciting national racial and religious hatred” in 2001. He was arrested in July of that year at Moscow airport. Many human rights organisations intervened to prevent his extradition to Tajikistan, where he faced a stiff sentence. He was freed a few days later.He had received death threats before his arrest in Russia, and several members of his family in Tajikistan were arrested and held for several weeks.Atovulloyev was granted political asylum in Germany in 2002 and since then he has been based partly in Hamburg and partly in Moscow. The Tajik authorities have dropped the charges against him, but he thinks the Tajik government views his monthly as a cloud over its relations with Russia. And he fears the attempts to intimidate him could continue until Tajikistan’s presidential election in November. News May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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British court rejects appeal against Assange’s release on bail

first_img Organisation December 16, 2010 – Updated on January 25, 2016 British court rejects appeal against Assange’s release on bail RSF_en At the end of a 90-minute hearing in London today, high court judge Duncan Ouseley rejected an appeal against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s release on bail. He was freed at the end of the day after payment of the bail. Another hearing has been scheduled for 11 January to examine Assange’s appeal against his extradition to Sweden.——————————————————————————————–British court orders Julian Assange freed on bail but Assange remains in jail14 December 2010A British judge today ordered WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange released on bail of 240,000 pounds (about 280,000 euros) while his appeal against Sweden’s extradition request is heard. Severe restrictions have been placed on his movements,Assange will have to spend every night as his place of residence and will be electronically tagged so that the police can track his movements. He will be subject to a curfew every night from 10 pm to 2 am and every day from 10 am to 2 pm. He will also have to report daily to a police station at 6 pm.Assange’s release will probably be delayed until arrangements are made for the bail to be deposited. He stays in jail for now anyway since the Swedish authorities appealed today against the release order. The High Court will hear the challenge to the bail decision within the next 48 hours.——————————————————————————————-Julian Assange in custody in Britain7 December 2010 WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange spent the night in London’s Wandsworth prison after British judge Howard Riddle yesterday refused to release him on bail on the grounds that he had the “means and ability” to abscond. Assange is opposing his extradition to Sweden to face sexual assault charges. A new hearing will be held on 14 December.Assange’s lawyer, Mark Stephens, said he would make a new request for Assange’s release on bail. Many well-known British figures such as film director Ken Loach offered to stand surety for him. Assange, who is Australian, has meanwhile been receiving consular assistance from his country.According to the London-based Independent newspaper, informal talks are already under way between Washington and Stockholm about Assange’s possible extradition from Sweden to face trial on espionage charges in the United States. Before his arrest, Assange said he had made the necessary arrangements for the WikiLeaks website to continue operating in the event that he was arrested. WikiLeaks continued today to post more U.S. diplomatic cables.But the site could run out of financial resources as more online payment service providers deny their services to WikiLeaks, cutting it off from donations. After PayPal’s decision to suspend the WikiLeaks account, and the closure of Assange’s account by the state-owned Swiss bank PostFinance, MasterCard International and Visa Europe announced yesterday they were suspending payments to WikiLeaks. Defending the move, MasterCard said its activities were “illegal.” Visa Europe said it was examining whether the site’s activities violated its operating rules.A French court yesterday refused to order French Internet company OVH to stop hosting WikiLeaks. The CGIET, the body that oversees the Internet in France, is expected to issue a ruling in the next few days on the technical and legal feasibility of complying with French digital minister Eric Besson’s request for the site to be banned. Help by sharing this information Jean-François JulliardReporters Without Borders secretary-general ——————————————————————————————–Call for UK judicial impartiality after Julian Assange’s arrest07.12.2010The Rt. Hon. Kenneth Clarke MP Secretary of State for Justice Ministry of Justice102 Petty FranceLondonSW1H 9AJUnited KingdomParis, 7 December 2010Dear Secretary of State,Following WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s arrest by the British police today, Reporters Without Borders urges you to guarantee respect for his defence rights despite the extreme tension surrounding this case. The proceedings should concern solely the accusations of a private nature that have been made against Mr. Assange in Sweden and must not turn into a proxy trial for the publication of leaked documents by WiliLeaks.Mr. Assange is now waiting to appear before a judge who will decide whether he is to be extradited to Sweden, and whether he is to remain in detention or be released. If the latter option is chosen, he will probably have to deposit bail of at least 100,000 pounds (120,000 euros) and provide six guarantors to avoid remaining in custody.Mr. Assange’s lawyer, Mark Stephens, told Reporters Without Borders on 4 December that it would take 10 days from the international warrant’s issue to its reception by the police “unless Mr. Assange is treated differently.” Mr. Assange’s gesture of good faith in presenting himself to the police should be taken into account by those responsible for considering the case.Reporters Without Borders has repeatedly condemned the blocking, cyber-attacks and political pressure being directed at WikiLeaks. This is the first time we have seen an attempt at the international level to censor a website dedicated to the principle of transparency.We therefore call for the British judicial system to be allowed to examine Mr. Assange’s case with all the required impartiality and without it being subjected to any external governmental pressure. The authorities of certain countries seem to want to obtain Mr. Assange’s conviction or at least to prevent him from continuing his activities in order to put a stop to WikiLeaks’ revelations, without regard to freedom of information. We would like to point out that WikiLeaks has played a useful role by publicising serious human rights violations that were committed in the name of the “war against terror” during the past decade.We thank you in advance for the attention you give to our request.Yours sincerely, Newslast_img read more

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Death threats made against at least five journalists within one week

first_img Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists Organisation News RSF_en News Shumi Khan, correspondent in Chittagong in the southeast for Bangladesh’s leading weekly Shaptahik 2000, received a letter on 12 March that read, “If you write anything about Jamaat-e-Islami of Satkania [a Chittagong sub-district] from now on, we will kill you”. The fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami party is a member of the ruling coalition alongside the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP).The Dhaka-based weekly published an article by Khan on 25 February implicating Shahjahan Chowdhury, a Jamaat-e-Islami member of parliament, in criminal and terrorist activities. The investigative journalist was the victim of a knife attack in April 2004, so takes the death threats very seriously. She told Reporters Without Borders that she felt “in danger and did not know what to do”. The editor of Shaptahik 2000 said the paper had received several phone threats during the past few days.”Jamaat-e-Islami says that we publish false information to favour other parties, but it is not true. We asked the government to take effective measure whenever we were threatened, and we experienced that it doesn’t work”.Jamaat-e-Islami made the same threats on 10 March, also in Chittagong, against Shamaresh Boiddya, of the daily Bhorer Kagoj, and Jubayer Siddiqui, of the daily Ajker Surjodoy.At a meeting four days earlier the head of Jamaat-e-Islami in Satkania, Nurul Haque, made extremely virulent threats against journalists who write about his party.Two other journalists harassed by criminalsA death threat was also made on 12 March in Mirershorai, a close sub-district of Chittagong, against Salek Nasir Uddin of the daily Sangbad by Sultan Salah Uddin, a leader of Jubodal, an organisation linked to the BNP. The journalist had named him on a list of criminals that appeared in the newspaper. Uddin denied making any such threats, in the daily Prothom Alo.Finally, on 6 March, Zillur Rahman Jalil, of the daily Janakantha in Patuakhali in the south of the country, received an anonymous letter that read, “Journalists of Khulna and Jessore are being killed, you also wrote about us. Be prepared, your turn is coming up.” to go further Help by sharing this information May 19, 2021 Find out more March 15, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Death threats made against at least five journalists within one week February 26, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for the release of Bangladeshi journalist Rozina Islam, unfairly accused of espionage BangladeshAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Bangladesh Reporters Without Borders has expressed renewed concern about working conditions for journalists in Bangladesh after death threats were made against at least five of them within one week, from 6-12 March 2005, in the south of the country.The worldwide press freedom organisation called on interior minister Lutfozzaman Babor to safeguard journalists who “cannot work normally if they are at permanent risk of reprisals from criminals or even political party militants. It is urgent to put a stop to these threats and that those issuing them should be punished,” it added.Three journalists threatened by the Jamaat-e-Islami Party BangladeshAsia – Pacific News News Receive email alerts February 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Verisign Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results

first_img 282,838 ) ) Total liabilities 37,958 ) 245,571 95,494 $ 3,344,109 1,787,565 (15,662,602 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 1,766,910 1,790,083 Stockholders’ deficit: $ Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 765,713 204,508 Local NewsBusiness 278,702 Common stock and additional paid-in capital—par value $.001 per share; Authorizedshares: 1,000,000; Issued shares: 353,789 at December 31, 2020 and 353,157 at December31, 2019; Outstanding shares: 113,470 at December 31, 2020 and 116,715 at December 31,2019 36,790 312,676 $ 180,177 OC employee of the year always learning Total long-term assets ) December 31,2020 Current liabilities: LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT Accumulated deficit (2,756 ) $ 16,187 December 31,2019 — $ Marketable securities 87,798 Income tax (expense) benefit Pinterest ) 250,283 Total current liabilities Deposits to acquire intangible assets 1,854,009 $ 60,805 149,213 Senior notes Accumulated other comprehensive loss $ 780,051 (22,712 508,196 575,420 Other long-term assets 115,776 965,166 182,896 WhatsApp Preferred stock—par value $.001 per share; Authorized shares: 5,000; Issued andoutstanding shares: none 1,217,940 (1,390,198 758,776 (2,621 Research and development 145,000 45,972 425,534 2020 Goodwill 184,977 Long-term deferred revenues 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School 750,244 39,812 — 2,378,943 RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 11, 2021– VeriSign, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRSN), a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2020. Fourth Quarter Financial Results VeriSign, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Verisign”) reported revenue of $320 million for the fourth quarter of 2020, up 3.1 percent from the same quarter in 2019. Verisign reported net income of $157 million and diluted earnings per share (diluted “EPS”) of $1.38 for the fourth quarter of 2020, compared to net income of $148 million and diluted EPS of $1.26 for the same quarter in 2019. The operating margin was 63.9 percent for the fourth quarters of 2020 and 2019. Net income for the fourth quarter of 2020 included recognition of $12.4 million of previously unrecognized income tax benefits as a result of the lapse of certain statutes of limitations. This income tax benefit increased diluted EPS by $0.11. 2020 Financial Results Verisign reported revenue of $1.27 billion for 2020, up 2.7 percent from $1.23 billion in 2019. Verisign reported net income of $815 million and diluted EPS of $7.07 for 2020, compared to net income of $612 million and diluted EPS of $5.15 in 2019. The operating margin for 2020 was 65.2 percent compared to 65.5 percent in 2019. Net income for the full year of 2020 included the recognition of $204.2 million of previously unrecognized income tax benefits. These benefits resulted from remeasurements of Verisign’s accrual for uncertain tax positions as previously noted in the first and third quarter 2020 earnings releases and also due to the lapse of certain statutes of limitations noted above. Cumulatively, these income tax benefits increased diluted EPS by $1.77 for 2020. “Reliance on internet services increased significantly due to the global events of 2020. Our resilient network design and preparedness over decades for challenging scenarios, and our agility and preparation for working remotely, enabled us to reliably and securely meet increased global dependence on the internet,” said Jim Bidzos, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Financial HighlightsVerisign ended 2020 with cash, cash equivalents, and marketable securities of $1.17 billion, a decrease of $51 million from year-end 2019.Cash flow from operations was $195 million for the fourth quarter of 2020 and $730 million for the full year of 2020 compared with $194 million for the same quarter in 2019 and $754 million for the full year 2019.Deferred revenues as of Dec. 31, 2020, totaled $1.06 billion, an increase of $29 million from year-end 2019.During the fourth quarter of 2020, Verisign repurchased 0.8 million shares of its common stock for $170 million. During the full year of 2020, Verisign repurchased 3.7 million shares of its common stock for $735 million.Effective Feb. 11, 2021 the Board of Directors approved an additional authorization for share repurchases of approximately $747 million of common stock, which brings the total amount to $1.0 billion authorized and available under Verisign’s share repurchase program, which has no expiration. Business HighlightsVerisign ended the fourth quarter of 2020 with 165.2 million .com and .net domain name registrations in the domain name base, a 4.0 percent increase from the end of the fourth quarter of 2019, and a net increase of 1.46 million registrations during the fourth quarter of 2020.In the fourth quarter of 2020, Verisign processed 10.5 million new domain name registrations for .com and .net, as compared to 10.3 million for the same quarter in 2019.The final .com and .net renewal rate was 73.7 percent for the third quarters of 2020 and 2019. Renewal rates are not fully measurable until 45 days after the end of the quarter.Verisign announces that it will increase the annual registry-level wholesale fee for each new and renewal .com domain name registration from $7.85 to $8.39, effective Sept. 1, 2021. Today’s Conference Call Verisign will host a live conference call today at 4:30 p.m. (EST) to review the fourth quarter and full year 2020 results. The call will be accessible by direct dial at (888) 676-VRSN (U.S.) or (786) 789-4776 (international), conference ID: Verisign. A listen-only live web cast of the conference call and accompanying slide presentation will also be available at https://investor.verisign.com. An audio archive of the call will be available at https://investor.verisign.com/events.cfm. This news release and the financial information discussed on today’s conference call are available at https://investor.verisign.com. About Verisign Verisign, a global provider of domain name registry services and internet infrastructure, enables internet navigation for many of the world’s most recognized domain names. Verisign enables the security, stability, and resiliency of key internet infrastructure and services, including providing root zone maintainer services, operating two of the 13 global internet root servers, and providing registration services and authoritative resolution for the .com and .net top-level domains, which support the majority of global e-commerce. To learn more about what it means to be Powered by Verisign, please visit Verisign.com. VRSNF Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as amended. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, risks arising from the agreements governing our business; new or existing governmental laws and regulations in the U.S. or other applicable foreign jurisdictions; system interruptions, security breaches, attacks on the internet by hackers, viruses, or intentional acts of vandalism; the uncertainty of the impact of changes to the multi-stakeholder model of internet governance; risks arising from our operation of two root zone servers and our performance of the Root Zone Maintainer functions; changes in internet practices and behavior and the adoption of substitute technologies; the success or failure of the evolution of our markets; the highly competitive business environment in which we operate; whether we can maintain strong relationships with registrars and their resellers to maintain their marketing focus on our products and services; the possibility of system interruptions or failures; challenging global economic conditions; economic, legal and political risk associated with our international operations; our ability to protect and enforce our rights to our intellectual property and ensure that we do not infringe on others’ intellectual property; the outcome of legal or other challenges resulting from our activities or the activities of registrars or registrants, or litigation generally; the impact of our new strategic initiatives, including our IDN gTLDs; whether we can retain and motivate our senior management and key employees; and the impact of unfavorable tax rules and regulations. More information about potential factors that could affect our business and financial results is included in our filings with the SEC, including in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2019, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. Verisign undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this announcement. ©2021 VeriSign, Inc. All rights reserved. VERISIGN, the VERISIGN logo, and other trademarks, service marks, and designs are registered or unregistered trademarks of VeriSign, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and in foreign countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. 14,275,160 14,990,011 $ $ (22,537 988,693 925 Pinterest ) Total current assets 46,637 824,201 Three Months Ended December 31, Deferred tax assets 806,127 Total liabilities and stockholders’ deficit Twitter Income before income taxes Previous articleBayern Munich beats Tigres 1-0 to win Club World CupNext articleNew virus rules in Norway rule out winter sports hosting Digital AIM Web Support Cash and cash equivalents 1,278,589 1,766,910 1,854,009 36,560 Year Ended December 31, VERISIGN, INC. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (In thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) Fruit Salad to Die ForSmoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionVirgin Coco MojitoPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Sales and marketing 2019 Revenues Operating income 320,284 Total long-term liabilities By Digital AIM Web Support – February 11, 2021 Long-term tax and other liabilities 1,265,052 52,527 1,231,661 3,157,108 Cost of revenues (1,490,100 $ 37,494 Total stockholders’ deficit 9,123 12,907 13,862 2020 (90,144 Facebook 709,863 19,403 180,467 Based in Odessa, Texas, the Odessa American was founded in 1940.Odessa American700 N. Grant Ave., Suite 800Odessa, TX 79761-4590(432) 337-4661 General and administrative 2,168,415 $ 209,988 137,625 46,454 $ 145,000 440,851 ) 74,671 Property and equipment, net Current assets: (16,477,490 755,178 52,527 310,543 ASSETS ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ ) 548,970 Total costs and expenses Interest expense ) 15,101 Commitments and contingencies 208,642 60,530 43,260 TAGS  Deferred revenues (25,582 VERISIGN, INC. CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (In thousands, except par value) (Unaudited) Total assets Non-operating income, net Other current assets 51,033 (36,652 ) 64,644 ) Facebook Twitter (90,611 67,914 Verisign Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results 198,566 111,977 WhatsApp Costs and expenses: 2019 401,194 © 2021 Odessa American | AIM Media Network |last_img read more

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Community Hospitals included in new HSE Capital Plan

first_img Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp By News Highland – September 2, 2019 Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Planning for the refurbishment of St Joseph’s Hospital Stranorlar and Ramelton Community Hospital has been included in the new HSE Capital Plan, details of which have been confirmed this morning.There are 12 Donegal projects specified in the plan, including work to progress the proposed new Community Nursing Unit in Letterkenny with more than 100 beds.Projects at the community hospitals in Dungloe, Carndonagh and Ballyshannon will go to tender, while the final designs for Falcarragh and Buncrana Community Hospitals will be drawn up under the plan.The plan also includes upgrades to the ambulance base in Sranorlar, improvements to radiology and mortuary services at Letterkenny University Hospital, and a primary care centre in Newtowncunningham.However, it makes no reference to Lifford, where it’s recommended that a new hospital be built on a Greenfield site.Minister Joe Mc Hugh says there will be a comprehensive local consultation in Lifford to determine what will be best for the local community in terms of answering future needs.In terms of other community hospitals, Minister Mc Hugh says this answers the concerns of those who have been seeking written confirmation of verbal promises……………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/joemc.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The full list of projects in Donegal which have been included in the HSE Capital Plan are: 1         –              Letterkenny Radiology project2         –              Ambulance base upgrade at Stranorlar/Ballybofey3         –              Restoration and upgrade of mortuary unit at LUH4         –              Newtowncunningham Primary Care Centre5         –              Ballyshannon 100 bed Community Nursing Unit – Tender & Contract6         –              Dungloe Community Hospital Refurb – Tender & Contract7         –              Carndonagh Community Hospital Refurb – Tender & Contract8         –              Falcarragh Community Hospital Refurb – Design9        –              Buncrana Community Hospital Refurb – Design10     –              Ramelton Community Hospital Refurb – Planning11     –              Stranorlar Community Hospital Refurb – Planning12     –              Letterkenny Community Nursing UnitAlso included in the plan are works in LUH for electrical distribution project upgrade and medical ward block fire safety works.center_img Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Facebook Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Community Hospitals included in new HSE Capital Plan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleIrish troops safe after incidents in Southern LebanonNext articleGaeltacht Minister must view flood damage in West Donegal – Cope News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 last_img read more

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Minister anticipates work on Mica affected homes to begin shortly

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleBreaking: Details of Mica Redress released by GovernmentNext articleCouncil urged to fulfil promise of tarmacing back lanes at local estates News Highland Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Minister Joe McHugh anticipates that work on mica affected homes will begin in the very near future. The Government announced plans for the special scheme to repair homes affected by Mica earlier this afternoon.Following a commitment made in October 2018 to repair properties impacted by the issue, €20 million has been pledged for the scheme this year with the worst-hit homes to be fixed first.The Government is to pay 90% of the cost of repairing affected homes while the homeowner will pay the remaining 10%.Minister Joe McHugh says this has been long road for all affected and has been giving further details about the scheme:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/joemhjkhjkhjkhjica5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – May 14, 2019 Google+ Google+ Minister anticipates work on Mica affected homes to begin shortlycenter_img Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApplast_img read more

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Zones of photosynthetic potential on Mars and the early Earth

first_imgUltraviolet radiation is more damaging on the surface of Mars than on Earth because of the lack of an ozone shield. We investigated micro-habitats in which UV radiation could be reduced to levels similar to those found on the surface of present-day Earth, but where light in the photosynthetically active region (400-700 nm) would be above the minimum required for photosynthesis. We used a simple radiative transfer model to study four micro-habitats in which such a theoretical Martian Earth-like Photosynthetic Zone (MEPZ) might exist. A favorable radiation environment was found in martian soils containing iron, encrustations of halite, polar snows and crystalline rocks shocked by asteroid or comet impacts, all of which are known habitats for phototrophs on Earth. Although liquid water and nutrients are also required for life, micro-environments with favorable radiation environments for phototrophic life exist in a diversity of materials on Mars. This finding suggests that the lack of an ozone shield is not in itself a limit to the biogeographically widespread colonization of land by photosynthetic organisms, even if there are no other UV-absorbers in the atmosphere apart from carbon dioxide. When applied to the Archean Earth, these data suggest that even with the worst-case assumptions about the UV radiation environment, early land masses could have been colonized by primitive photosynthetic organisms. Such zones could similarly exist on anoxic extra-solar planets lacking ozone shields.last_img read more

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