2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy with £2k in this stock market crash

first_img2 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy with £2k in this stock market crash Peter Stephens owns shares of Tesco. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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. Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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Enter Your Email Address 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. The prospects for FTSE 100 stocks continue to look highly precarious. The spread of coronavirus is showing little sign of slowing in many countries. Restrictions on movement are yet to have a clear impact on case numbers.However, in the long run, the FTSE 100 is highly likely to recover from its current bear market. It has a solid track record of experiencing bull markets after bear markets, which could make now the right time to buy a range of high-quality stocks.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…With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 stocks that could be worth buying today with £2k, or any other amount, for the long term.TescoRecent weeks have been hugely challenging for supermarkets such as Tesco (LSE: TSCO). High demand for a range of products has placed strain on its supply chain. Its shares have declined by around 14%, which is roughly half the FTSE 100’s decline over the same time period.In the near term, factors such as weak consumer confidence and economic uncertainty may weigh on its valuation. However, the company’s recent quarterly update highlighted the progress it’s making against its strategic goals.For example, Tesco outperformed the wider market in both volume and value terms. Its customer satisfaction ratings improved, while basket size in its online grocery segment continue to rise. This suggests the company is strengthening its competitive advantage over peers. That may give it a strong platform to capitalise on long-term growth within the wider retail segment.Tesco’s pivot towards the UK through the sale of its international operations could improve its efficiency. Trading on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 11.9, it seems to offer good value for money at present and may deliver improving total returns in the coming years.Severn TrentAlso falling by around 14% since the start of the year are shares in Severn Trent (LSE: SVT). The utility company has offered some defensive characteristics for investors during what has been an exceptional period for the wider market. This trend may continue in the short run, which could increase the appeal of the stock among increasingly risk-averse investors.The company’s recent trading update showed it’s on track to meet its financial targets for the current year. This suggests it could offer a relatively reliable income outlook during an uncertain period for dividend investors. And, with its dividends forecast to rise by at least as much as CPIH (CPI inflation plus housing costs) over the medium term, Severn Trent could offer a generous income return in the coming years.The company’s dividend yield has risen to 4.7% following its share price fall. This suggests it offers good value for money. That means its defensive business model and resilient income prospects are likely to be viewed as attractive by an increasing number of FTSE 100 investors in the coming years.last_img read more

US: Justice Department should end prosecution of whistleblowers

first_img News October 12, 2019 US: Justice Department should end prosecution of whistleblowers Follow the news on United States NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP United StatesAmericas RSF_en According to The Intercept, one of the reporters Frese informed had published a series of stories about North Korea’s concealment of a growing nuclear program despite President Trump’s assertions that “there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.” The Justice Department said in a statement that the release of top-secret information “could reasonably be expected to cause grave harm” to US national security.  Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says The Espionage Act aims to protect national loyalty by allowing the US government to prosecute anyone who obtains and/or disseminates information related to national defense “to be used to the injury of the United States.” When whistleblowers are charged under the Espionage Act, they are denied the opportunity to assert in trial that they released information in the interest of the public, and not to its detriment.  Organisation United StatesAmericas June 7, 2021 Find out more The US is ranked 48th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Trump administration’s sixth deployment of the Espionage Act against an intelligence official for leaking information to the press. to go further Defense Intelligence Agency employee Henry Frese was arrested on two charges under the Espionage Act on Wednesday, October 9 for leaking top-secret and classified information, including details of a foreign country’s weapon systems to two reporters, CNBC reported, marking the sixth time the World War I-era law has been used to prosecute a whistleblower under the Trump administration. RSF calls on the Justice Department to end the use of this law against whistleblowers, and for Congress to amend it so that those who share information with the press have an opportunity to defend their motivations. “Without whistleblowers, some of the most impactful stories of our lifetime, from the Pentagon Papers to the Watergate Scandal, would not have come to light,” said Dokhi Fassihian, the Executive Director of RSF’s North America bureau. “Each time the Espionage Act is used against a whistleblower, it chills investigative journalism and weakens press freedom.” NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Receive email alerts April 28, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 3, 2021 Find out more News The crackdown against whistleblowers under this law was extremely rare until the election of President Barack Obama, whose administration prosecuted eight individuals under the Espionage Act throughout two terms. The Trump Administration has ramped up these prosecutions: this is the sixth criminal probe of a whistleblower under the Espionage Act in under three years. News WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalistslast_img read more

Driverless Cars? Far Sooner Than You Think, Experts Will Say at Panel Today

first_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Mory Gharib, at left, and Richard MurrayIt’s every urban planner’s dream—driverless, synchronized cars moving smoothly and seamlessly through Southern California traffic. Every car sensing the others, moving with the flow, speeding up here, slowing down there, as you enjoy the ride.According to forecasts from a leading source of information on the global automotive industry, more than 20 million autonomous vehicles will take to the road over the next 20 years.Wednesday, a panel of experts, assembled by Caltech Associates — a 91 year-old group of local community supporters, Caltech alumni, and friends — will meet at the Lees-Kubota Lecture Hall, in the Guggenheim Building on the Caltech campus, to discuss a revolutionary new technology that could literally transform the daily lives of millions of Americans perhaps far sooner than you think.Will you even be driving your next car? It may be too early, but with the staggering pace of developing technology in the world today, the idea may not be too far-fetched.According to The Society of Automotive Engineers, there are six levels of driving automation for industry and consumers to understand—three kinds of monitored driving and three kinds of non-monitored driving—which ranges from “Driver is continuously exercising longitudinal and lateral control” to “System can automatically cope with all situations during the journey. No driver required.” And of course, every variation of those two extremes.“Driverless cars are something that interests us, both because of the societal impact, as well as the technological impact,” said Mory Gharib, the seventh director of the Caltech Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, and director of the Center for Autonomous Systems and Technologies. Gahrib has received over 90 U.S. patents in flow imaging, biomedical devices, and imaging technology in general and has received multiple prizes from NASA recognizing his contributions to advanced laser imaging and nanotechnology, is hosting the event on behalf of Caltech Associates.So he knows what he is talking about, and when asked about how close we actually are to a driverless car world, Gharib says, “Surprisingly, we are very close. Very close. By 2020 there will be a huge leap in driverless cars. The technology has been developed, especially the hardware. The software part is in good shape, too.”But that is also the challenge, he says. “Software will be the brains of the systems, and that is where most of the issues will materialize.”Gharib notes that the current stock of driverless cars, especially Google cars, are wonders of technology. “They have every kind of sensor you can imagine,” he says, “from RF sensors to radar, and more, but at the end of the day, they will need to rely on road sensors. (The cars) are supposed to be autonomous, but even autonomous systems can benefit when you have outside help.”These days, Gharib continued, few US roads, if any, have the necessary sensors needed for autonomous cars, so the cars have to have all of the technology contained within themselves.But eventually, roads and autonomous cars will work in tandem. “We’ll have satellites in the skies and sensors in the road to give us all this information, like road conditions and obstacles,” explained Gharib.Yet there is a danger in relying solely on GPS, says Gharib, who says the cars should ideally be able to see everything themselves, without relying on help from the heavens. Cars will use their onboard technology to constantly adapt to road conditions.And road traffic will only get thicker.“Imagine if we had all these cars on the road today,” Gharib posited. “Nobody would drive, and we would have so many more cars on the road,” And yet at the same time, the cars would all have sensors. These are all things that need to be tested. It’s a very open area of research right now. ”Joining Gharib on the panel is a sparkling array of intellectual and academic firepower.Caltech professor Richard Murray explores feedback and control in networked systems, with applications in biology and autonomy. His current projects include design of highly resilient architectures for autonomous systems, analysis and design of biomolecular feedback circuits, and synthesis of discrete decision-making protocols for reactive systems. He was the Caltech Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) team’s three-time leader of driverless vehicles.Award-winning reporter, editor, and columnist Paul Lienert has covered the global auto industry, contributing news and feature stories to every major U.S. auto magazine. Over the past four decades, his articles have appeared in such publications as TIME, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. His current focus is on the future of transportation, including electrification, connectivity, and autonomous driving. He is past president of the Society of Automotive Analysts and co-founder of the Automotive Press Association.Evangelos Simoudis is a recognized expert on big data strategies and corporate innovation, and author of “The Big Data Opportunity in Our Driverless Future.” He has worked in Silicon Valley for over 25 years as a venture investor, entrepreneur, and corporate executive. Simoudis is the co-founder and Managing Director of Synapse Partners, a venture firm that invests in early-stage startups developing big data applications, and is an advisor to global corporations on big data strategies and startup-driven innovation.Caltech Associates Panel: “The Future of Driverless Cars” Wednesday, April 19, 2017 6:00 p.m. at The Athenaeum. Tickets are $80 per person for members, $95 per person for non-members. To purchase tickets online, go to http://associates.caltech.edu/0419, email Ruby Rico at [email protected] or contact (626) 395-6392. 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Top of the News Business Newscenter_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThat Sale Made Kim A BillionaireHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Swears He’s Ready For Another Relationship. Is He Really?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeauty Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy First Heatwave Expected Next Week More Cool Stuff People Driverless Cars? Far Sooner Than You Think, Experts Will Say at Panel Today Caltech panel will explore autonomous vehicles Wednesday evening By EDDIE RIVERA, Community Editor Published on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | 11:19 amlast_img read more

ACI marinas are installing electric charging stations in marinas and introducing online booking

first_imgACI has been placing special emphasis on environmental protection, especially marine, for many years, and at the beginning of this year cooperation with the Green Sail initiative was achieved, which aims to create environmentally friendly practices in waste management, especially through raising environmental awareness among boaters. employees and business partners.Thus, in accordance with new trends and environmental standards, in cooperation with the Tesla Corporation, a number of ACI marinas have already installed electric car chargers in 2017 (ACI Umag, Cres, Opatija, Split, Veljko Barbieri and Dubrovnik), while by the beginning of the season charging stations should be put to use in the marinas Pomer, Rovinj, Supetarska Draga, Jezera, Vodice, Simuni, Milna, Vrboska and Korcula, according to the ACI.Following the excellent results of ACI’s mooring reservation system and guest satisfaction with its use, activities on the development of digital sales and communication channels continue – boaters will have access to a new ACI mobile application from mid-April that provides easy mooring booking and a range of other marina information. In just a few clicks you can book in advance and pay a berth fee for a boat to any ACI marina and thus avoid the crowds in front of the marina and waiting at the reception. The ACI Online Booking service is free of charge for all users of the annual berth in ACI marinas, as well as for users of charter vessels who are on an annual berth in ACI marinas.Also, ACI is introducing new security procedures as well as strengthening WI-FI systems and video surveillance systems in several ACI marinas. ACI marinas also praised the introduction of ISO standards related to the quality, environment and energy management system, for which certification is planned before the season.In the first three months, revenue growth of 8 percent ACI RabAccording to financial indicators, ACI dd in the first three months of 2018 achieved a 4% increase in total revenues compared to the same period last year. Total revenues of HRK 33,7 million are HRK 1,3 million higher than revenues of the observed period last year. Total operating revenues increased by 8% compared to the same period last year, amounting to HRK 31,4 million. The increase in the consequences of revenue growth in all business segments was stated, ACI points out, adding that revenues from permanent connections increased by 6%, from monthly connections by 16%, from daily connections by 76%, from rent by 14%, from other services. provided to boaters by 13% while other operating income increased by 20%. “Due to the seasonality of operations and the fact that in this period the most significant part of expenditures is realized due to intensive investments and preparation of the season, business results in the first quarter of the year usually show a negative result, but in Compared to the previous year, the negative result decreased by 21% and amounts to HRK 3,9 million. ” They point out from ACI and add that in 2018 they plan to invest 188 million kuna in modernization and raising the quality of the nautical offer, as well as the opening of ACI Rovinj in July, whose complete reconstruction amounts to 160 million kuna.Related news:INCREASED FEES FOR BOATERS DAMAGE CROATIAN TOURISMTHE NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES OF THE DRASTIC INCREASE IN THE RESIDENCE TAX IN NAUTICS ARE ALREADY FEELED ON THE FIELD, AND WILL ONLY BE FELTRESEARCH ON CAPACITY AND BUSINESS OF NAUTICAL TOURISM PORTS, 2017last_img read more

International Olympic Committee Considers Fate of Tokyo Games

first_imgAmid growing pressure from athletes and national governing bodies, the International Olympic Committee is considering whether to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to the coronavirus pandemic.It has also set a deadline for its decision.In a letter to athletes released Sunday, IOC president Thomas Bach wrote that the IOC has ruled out cancelling the Games completely, but is exploring different ways to stage the Tokyo Olympics — including postponement.He indicated the IOC is still discussing the matter with key stakeholders and “we are confident” that a final decision will be made within the next four weeks.“Together with all the stakeholders, we have started detailed discussions today to complete our assessment of the rapid development of the worldwide health situation and its impact on the Olympic Games, including a scenario of postponement,” Bach wrote in the letter. “We are working very hard, and we are confident that we will have finalized these discussions within the next four weeks.”The games were originally scheduled to begin July 24 in Tokyo.The Olympics have only not gone forward as planned during periods of war. The 1916 Summer Games were cancelled during World War I, as were the Summer and Winter Games in both 1940 and 1944, due to World War II.last_img read more

Tokyo Olympics will go ahead ‘with or without COVID-19’ – IOC’s Coates

first_imgCaption: SYDNEY, Australia (AFP) – Tokyo’s postponed Olympics will go ahead next year regardless of the novel coronavirus pandemic, International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice-president John Coates told AFP Tuesday, vowing they will be the “Games that conquered COVID-19”.The Olympics have never been cancelled outside of the world wars and Coates, speaking in a phone interview, was adamant that the Tokyo Games will start on their revised date.“It will take place with or without COVID. The Games will start on July 23 next year,” said Coates, who heads the IOC’s Coordination Commission for the Tokyo Games.“The Games were going to be, their theme, the Reconstruction Games after the devastation of the tsunami,” he said, referring to a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in north-eastern Japan in 2011.Now very much these will be the Games that conquered COVID the light at the end of the tunnel.”In a landmark decision, the 2020 Olympics were postponed because of the global march of the pandemic and they are now set to open on July 23, 2021.But Japan’s borders are still largely closed to foreign visitors and a vaccine is months or even years away, feeding speculation about whether the Games are feasible at all.Japanese officials have made clear they would not delay them a second time beyond 2021.There are signs that public enthusiasm in Japan is waning, after a recent poll found just one in four Japanese want them to go ahead next year, with most backing either another postponement or a cancellation.MONUMENTAL TASKCoates said the Japanese Government “haven’t dropped the baton at all” following the postponement, despite the “monumental task” of putting the event back a year.“Before COVID, (IOC president) Thomas Bach said this is the best-prepared Games we’ve ever seen, the venues were almost all finished, they are now finished, the village is amazing, all the transport arrangements, everything is fine,” he said.“Now it’s been postponed by one year, that’s presented a monumental task in terms of re-securing all the venues … something like 43 hotels we had to get out of those contracts and renegotiate for a year later.“Sponsorships had to be extended a year, broadcast rights.”With much of that work underway, or accomplished, a task force has been set up to look at the different scenarios in 2021 – from how border controls will affect the movement of athletes, to whether fans can pack venues and how to keep stadiums safe.The group, comprising Japanese and IOC officials, met for the first time last week.“Their job now is to look at all the different countermeasures that will be required for the Games to take place,” said Coates, the long-time president of the Australian Olympic Committee.“Some countries will have it (COVID-19) under control, some won’t. We’ll have athletes, therefore, coming from places where it’s under control and some where it is not.“There are 206 teams … so there’s a massive task being undertaken on the Japanese side.”Tokyo 2020 chief Toshiro Muto on Friday repeated that organisers hoped to avoid a Games without spectators – an option that has been mooted given Japan is still limiting audiences at sports events.While the country is cautiously reopening its economy, with professional baseball, football and sumo resuming in front of limited numbers of fans, the nation continues to see a steady stream of new coronavirus cases.Japan has already ploughed billions of dollars into the Olympics, with the delay only adding to the cost.Coates said IOC was doing its part, putting in “something like an extra US$800 million to support the international federations, whose income isn’t happening this year, and national Olympic committees”. IOC vice-president John Coates.center_img Photo saved: John Coateslast_img read more

USC still attracts recruits

first_imgStanford football coach Jim Harbaugh announced Jan. 7 he was leaving to become the next coach of the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, signing a lucrative five-year, $25-million contract.Recruiting power · NCAA-imposed sanctions have not stopped Lane Kiffin from finding top talent. USC’s commits currently rank 5th in the nation, according to Rivals.com. – Daily Trojan File Photo “It’s the perfect, competitive opportunity,” said the former NFL signal caller at his introductory press conference regarding the decision to bolt for the professional ranks.In the aftermath of Harbaugh’s departure, the Cardinal swiftly promoted offensive coordinator David Shaw to head coach, hoping to continue the success the program had achieved under Harbaugh’s watch, culminating in a 12-1 finish and an Orange Bowl victory earlier this month.If recent results on the recruiting trail serve as any indication, however, it won’t be a seamless transition after all, and USC stands to benefit as a result.On Monday, USC coach Lane Kiffin and the Trojans received an oral commitment from Anthony Sarao of Absecon, N.J., a four-star linebacker according to Yahoo! Sports’ Rivals.com, who had previously been committed to Stanford.The announcement came just one day after four-star running back Amir Carlisle from Sunnyvale, Calif. announced that he was also switching his commitment from Stanford to USC.“Amir is going to USC,” said his father Duane in a text message to Scout.com recruiting analyst Brandon Huffman.Saroa and Carlisle were among a group of 19 prospects visiting USC on official and unofficial recruiting visits this past weekend. The number of recruits on campus was one of the largest totals in the program’s recent history.When making his decision, Saroa told USCFootball.com, “It was a perfect visit. I had a great time out there.”The campus wasn’t the only selling point, however, as the New Jersey native admitted to being rather fond of the coaching staff’s pedigree.“USC has one of the best coaching staffs in college football,” Sarao also told the Rivals.com USC-centric website. “They definitely know what they’re talking about.”The Trojans’ staff includes highly regarded defensive coordinator Ed Orgeron, in addition to assistant head coach Monte Kiffin, who has been credited with creating the famed Tampa-2 defense. If Sarao had remained a Stanford commit, he would not only be playing for a new coach, but also a new defensive coordinator, after Vic Fangio announced he was leaving for the 49ers along with Harbaugh.Many recruiting analysts say Sarao, who is ranked seventh overall at his position by Rivals.com, has great strength, as ball carriers have had a difficult time escaping after first contact. The 6-foot-1, 220-pound linebacker can also go toe-to-toe with fullbacks when he blitzes or tries to shoot through the gaps.And with starters Malcolm Smith and Michael Morgan graduating, Saroa, who is expected to provide help at the linebacker position, addresses an area of severe need for the Trojans.In terms of depth and position need, Carlisle also represents a needed pickup, becoming USC’s only running back for the 2011 class. Ranked by Rivals.com as the 10th best player at his position, Carlisle measures 5-foot-10 and weighs 181-pounds.Huffman has compared him to former California standout and 2010 NFL Draft pick Jahvid Best, who was known for his speed and breakaway ability.Carlisle runs a 4.43 40-yard dash and can catch passes well coming out of the backfield, which will make him a two-dimensional threat for the Trojans.“Both are great pickups,” Huffman said Monday via Twitter. “Carlisle will end up being the top running back in the West and is extremely versatile.”“Sarao is a big hitter and really physical. Not real tall, but thick with great agility and range.”The Trojans currently have 25 commitments for their 2011 class, ranked as fifth-best nationally according to Rivals.com.Under NCAA sanctions, USC would normally be permitted to offer just 15 scholarships per recruiting class. Because the school is appealing the penalties, however, the limitation will not be enforced until 2012, allowing the program to offer a maximum of 20 scholarships, including the nine early enrollees that count toward the 2010 totals.It is still possible that USC could self-impose further and offer just 15 scholarships.last_img read more