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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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 2 FTSE 100 technology stocks I’d buy today Image source: Getty Images The FTSE 100 index isn’t known for its technology stocks. Unlike the US’s S&P 500 index, it doesn’t have tech giants like Apple and Microsoft.However, a closer look at the Footsie reveals there are actually quite a few companies within the index that operate in the technology industry. Here’s a look at two FTSE 100 tech stocks I’d be happy to buy for my own portfolio today.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…A top FTSE 100 tech stockOne I like the look of right now is Experian (LSE: EXPN). It’s a major player in the consumer credit data space. Its solutions help organisations make faster, smarter decisions and lend responsibly.A reason I’m bullish on Experian is that the company is in the process of enhancing its business model. In the past, it simply sold credit data to organisations. Now however, it’s selling it enhanced by ‘decisioning’ tools. These tools are designed to give customers more insights so that they can make better decisions. This shift in the business model should help drive growth.Looking ahead, analysts expect Experian’s revenue and earnings for the year ending 31 March 2022 to grow 9% and 15% respectively.One risk to the investment case here is a legal claim that was launched against the company recently. The claim – launched by law firm Harcus Parker on 26 February – alleges that Experian sold people’s data to advertisers for targeted marketing without their permission.Experian believes there is no basis for the claim. However, this is certainly something to keep an eye on. If the case is successful, it would be a huge setback for the company. The stock’s valuation (forward-looking price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 28.5) also adds risk.Overall however, I think the long-term risk/reward proposition is attractive. The stock’s recent pullback has presented a good buying opportunity, in my view.A Footsie cybersecurity stockAnother FTSE 100 tech stock I like right now is Avast (LSE: AVST). It’s a leading cybersecurity company with over 435m users globally. Recently, demand for its products has surged as people have shifted to working from home.Avast posted a solid set of full-year results for the year ended 31 December 2020 earlier this month. For the year, organic revenue growth was up 7.9%. Meanwhile, adjusted fully diluted earnings per share were up 9.8% to $0.35.Looking ahead, the company said it expects to deliver FY2021 organic revenue growth in the range of 6-8%. “We are confident in our ability to unlock new growth opportunities, with a commitment to continued product and technological innovation, and a stronger-than-ever customer experience,” commented chief executive Ondrej Vlcek.One risk to be aware of here is that hackers are becoming increasingly more sophisticated and cyberthreats are continually evolving. This means there’s no guarantee that Avast will be successful, even if the cybersecurity industry keeps booming.All things considered however, I think this FTSE 100 tech stock has considerable investment appeal. The stock’s current P/E ratio of 17.1 seems very reasonable to me. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Apple, Microsoft, and Experian. Teresa Kersten, an employee of LinkedIn, a Microsoft subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. 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Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWe must do something to stop our school children from being shot. How about a “tip line?” If someone is a threat to “go postal,” you report them to the FBI and they investigate and stop it before it happens. What? We already have that? And Nikolas Cruz was reported multiple times and it was ignored? OK then, let’s pass a law that makes it illegal to possess firearms on or near school grounds. If it’s illegal to have a gun near a school, everything will be OK, right? Huh? You say it’s already a felony to have a gun on school property? Oh, wow. These “common sense” gun control schemes simply aren’t keeping our schools safe.Here’s an idea: Let’s repeal the Second Amendment. If we can’t stop lunatics and misanthropes from shooting up our schools, let’s just take all the guns away. Hunters, recreational shooters, law-abiding concealed carriers — they’ll just have to suck it up. We can dress up some goons in special uniforms, maybe “brown shirts,” and suspend the Fourth Amendment and go door-to-door — at night. Search every house. I like that. The same as when alcohol was outlawed with Prohibition. We all know how well that worked out.George NigrinyScotiaMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsSchenectady teens accused of Scotia auto theft, chase; Ended in Clifton Park crash, Saratoga Sheriff…EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?
Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaVincent Torgah Saturday dazzled to his third Memorare Tournament victory on the African Tour at Arsenal Golf Club, Owerri, Imo State, with a final round -5 under 67.Victory was an icing on the cake for the inform Ghanaian who brought to a climax his domination with a total haul of -18 under par over 72 holes. Torgah has also made it two wins in two starts on the African Tour this season building on his victory at the season’s opening event- the Eko Challenge Cup held last month at Lakowe Lakes.He drained 23 birdies over four days to lay to rest whatever doubt that might arise concerning his victory.Old war-horse, Emos Korblah shot the day’s lowest round of -6 under par 66.The Ghanaian’s impressing final day putting was highlighted by the seven birdies he plucked in the course of his round. He built on the two birdies that came his way on the front by making five more after the turn.However, in spite of his 7 under par carding, he finished five strokes outside the lead to in wind up in second place at 13 under par.C. Frances and Gift Willy both tied for third with a single digit score of 7 under par, while Sunday Olapade’s late rally- a final round 67- pushed him into a joint fifth place with C. Okoro.U. Saater and Magnus Onumajuru finished in tied for seventh at 2 under par while Daniel Pam finished ninth at +2 over par, one stroke ahead of Kingsley Oparaku in 10th place.The tournament, one of the 16 listed events on the schedule of the African Tour for 2019, featured a field of 40 players drawn from several African countries.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” Three Wellington Fellowship of Christian Athletes accepted James Ginter’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Allison McCue, Maggie Fink and Ryleigh Buck were doused with water yesterday. McCue called out her father, Tracy McCue, who is publisher of the Sumner Newscow. Now the question is, will Sumner Newscow take the challenge? Stay tuned. Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Due to recent budget cutbacks in the school district, the Rams usually only have a bus available one way to matches, and team members must often find their own transportation home. Therefore, sometimes the athletes find their own way both to and from the match, depending on the situation. “The coaches hate to not ride the bus, because you like to be with your kids all the time,” Kautz said. “The more kids have to drive around, the more potential you have for this kind of stuff.” Millikan High sophomore setter Kelsea Seymour is recovering from injuries suffered in a Monday car accident in Long Beach. Monday evening, Seymour was riding in a car driven by senior defensive specialist Stacey Duncan as they went to the Gahr Tournament. At the intersection of Spring Street and Palo Verde Avenue, the car Duncan and Seymour were riding in was hit by someone attempting a left turn as they drove straight ahead. Duncan suffered bruises and rejoined the team for Wednesday evening’s Gahr Tournament match, but Seymour had to have surgery Monday evening to remove a shattered spleen. “She’s definitely one of my best players, we’re a little different without her,” Millikan coach Greg Kautz said. “She’ll be back, maybe by playoffs, she’s a tough kid. She’s in pain right now, it’s just going to take a little bit of time.” Seymour transferred out of the intensive care unit Wednesday, but is still in the hospital. The accident happened 30 minutes before the two girls were to join their teammates for a meeting at St. Joseph High before Monday’s Gahr Tournament match against Bishop Montgomery.
ESPN play-by-play man Matt Vasgersian was barely 8-years-old when he uttered a curse word in front of his dad for the first time — and the Oakland A’s made him do it.Sort of.It was early October, 1975. Father and son had just watched, in their Moraga home, the A’s fall to the Boston Red Sox in the American League playoffs, ending Oakland’s incredible three-year run as world champions. The elder Vasgersian, a native New Englander, was pleased with the outcome. His young son, who was born in …
Mimi Women makes sure that schoolgirls who cannot afford it, receive sanitary pads. Since its inception in 2013, 32,500 schoolgirls have been helped.The team of Mimi Women are (from left) Ropfiwa Nemukula (head of social media), Tracy Vance (business development manager), Ramona Kasavan (chief executive officer), Phumzile Sithole (chief operating officer and creative director) and Nicole Heywood (head of stakeholder relations). Established in 2013, Mimi Women has donated 1 million sanitary pads to keep 32,500 girls in school. (Image supplied)Melissa Javan“The reason that some of you don’t come to school is because you don’t have sanitary pads. If you’re missing school it means you are not going to become what you want to be in the future, right? As a 29-year-old businesswoman, those things upset me,” Ramona Kasavan told the girls at a South African school.She was speaking as Mimi Women distributed sanitary towels to the learners. The event has been uploaded to YouTube. “We hope to keep you in school. You’re going to have six months of sanitary pads,” Kasavan, Mimi Women CEO, told the girls.Mimi Women is a social enterprise that will celebrate its fourth birthday in October this year. It is a female only-owned sanitary pads company that started in rural KwaZulu-Natal. Its aim is to keep girls in school where they can be safe from turning to illicit vices, because an educated girl is an empowered girl, says the Mimi site.It costs only R180 to supply a schoolgirl with a year’s supply of sanitary towels, says the team. Donations come either from individuals or through companies that have partnered with Mimi Women in their corporate social investment units. Mimi Women makes sure that schoolgirls who cannot afford sanitary towels, get a supply of the critical items.Thank you South Africa for the tremendous support! Together we have donated 1 Million sanitary pads! Keeping 32500 girls in school ??! pic.twitter.com/YMIihAFu4q— Mimi Women (@_mimiwomen) May 4, 2017The company aimed to raise R10-million to build a manufacturing plant to produce affordable sanitary pads, reported Business Day Live.Kasavan told the online news site: “Many of the successful women entrepreneurs we will be approaching already contribute large amounts of money through various charities to this end, but this activity is fragmented.“This [campaign] will enable us to bypass the inevitable delays of waiting for development finance institutions for funding, who may spend months studying the project and would not have the same urgency that women would for this issue.”The company currently imports the material for the pads, which are then assembled by a local producer.Watch the Mimi Women activation at a local school:Restoring self-esteem and dignityThe social enterprise, formerly known as Happy Days, is now Mimi Women; “mimi” is the Kiswahili word for “I am”.The pack that brings dignity – Mimi in Swahili means “I am” – I am brave, talented,smart and confident #StartupGrind #SBIncubator #StartJHB pic.twitter.com/2iro3VaVfH— Mimi Women (@_mimiwomen) May 23, 2017Mimi Women is about embracing your womanhood and celebrating your uniqueness, it says on the group’s website. It’s about recognising that you are enough and that you have the right to exist powerfully in the world.In less than three years, Mimi Women:Distributed sanitary pads, reducing absenteeism of girls;Promoted learning about the three Ps: pads, periods, pregnancy;Received support from a host of JSE listed companies;Built up sizable social capital and attracted significant media attention;Worked to restore the self-esteem, self-confidence and dignity of South African girls;Mentored young girls regarding sexual maturation, puberty and their rights;With the support of SABMiller, saw the first graduates of its in-house entrepreneurship development programme, Pads and Cents, run one of the country’s few business incubators run by women for women.Fun facts from the Mimi Women Twitter account:#FactFriday ? pic.twitter.com/k8SqNOkwQ4— Mimi Women (@_mimiwomen) May 12, 2017Morning Tweeps, did you know? ?? pic.twitter.com/sTlaKtsMu2— Mimi Women (@_mimiwomen) May 11, 2017Creating jobs and agents of changeKasavan, founder of Mimi Women, said it was engaging with women in historically disadvantaged communities by bringing them in as direct sellers of the Mimi sanitary pad.Previously a DJ on Highveld Stereo and East Coast Radio and an Eastern Mosaic presenter, Kasavan was shocked to discover the plight of millions of South African girls whose education and futures were endangered by the lack of an everyday commodity many girls took for granted – sanitary pads.According to online entertainment portal Baydu.co.za, Mimi Women’s strategy included appointing female entrepreneurs from around the country as “area leaders” of five defined sectors, which, in turn, would be each headed by a female entrepreneur. The entrepreneur would distribute affordable, quality sanitary pads to schools and other businesses in her sector.“In addition to an allocated geographical area to service, the franchisee will acquire a delivery scooter, five vending machines and an incinerator,” Kasavan said. “The vending machines, stocked with Mimi pads, will be strategically placed in schools or high-traffic communal areas.”The vending machines would be serviced by three-wheeler tuk-tuks. The drivers would regularly stock the vending machines and would collect the sanitary waste from schools’ sanibins for the safe disposal of sanitary pads. The pads would then be burned using an eco-friendly incinerator.“We have identified our target market as the 500 million women of the African continent, hence the adoption of Mimi, a Swahili name from East Africa,” said Kasavan.Watch Ramona Kasavan give tips on how to write a business plan:Empowering womenWomen who sell its products in an initiative known as Empower Me, are known as “agents of change” by Mimi. Through it women can sell Mimi sanitary pads and earn commission.“Women who fall under the Empower Me programme are currently active in their communities, selling Mimi pads,” said Nicole Heywood, Mimi Women stakeholder executive.“These women are mostly from Gauteng and a few are from KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and North West. We are hoping to expand more into other areas in terms of acquiring more women in other provinces, because we have done corporate social investment road shows in all nine provinces.”Heywood said although the organisation had not been to all areas, it knew there was a need. Many women and young girls were desperate for sanitary pads and did not have access to them. Given this, the group wanted to grow its Empower Me business to empower those women and to help girls.The MimiBizBox, which costs R799, comprises 600 pads. Each pack of six pads costs R10, which can then be resold for R15.The packs include marketing information and access to an online portal. The idea is for women to recruit additional sales reps and establish their own network, which will be based on commission.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
A couple of hundreds, 373 runs at 41.44 in 10 matches is the story of Virat Kohli’s ODI career against Pakistan. The high-profile ICC Champions Trophy clash between India and Pakistan in Birmingham will be played next Sunday but the mind games have already begun.Pakistan’s left-arm paceman Junaid Khan, who has dismissed Kohli three times in four games, is confident of nullifying the threat posed by the Indian captain on Super Sunday.”I have dismissed him in three out of the four matches we have faced each other. He is a brilliant batsman but he has failed against me. I bowled Kohli in India in front of his fans so it won’t be a problem in England,” Junaid Khan told Express Tribune.Kohli’s record against Junaid is quite below par as he has scored just two runs in 22 deliveries. Interestingly, Junaid last played against India in an ODI in 2014 and his one of the three four-wicket hauls came in the 2012-13 bilateral series. However, in the last two matches against India, including the 2013 Champions Trophy game, Junaid has gone for 65 runs in 11 overs with no success.Looking at the career summaries of the two players from January 2014, Kohli has played 54 ODIs scoring 2601 runs with the help of 10 centuries at 56.54. On the other hand, Junaid has picked up just 13 wickets in 16 matches at a disastrous average of 66.30 and an economy of 6.60. He is also yet to bag a five-wicket haul in limited-overs cricket.While Kohli has emerged as one of the best batsmen in world cricket and has also been elevated to captaincy, the Pakistan pacer continues with his struggle in cementing his place in the team.advertisement’NO EXTRA PRESSURE’Kohli has already refused to be drawn into any extra pressure or hype around the contest.”India vs Pakistan is an exciting game for people in general and the atmosphere in the ground is different. For us cricketers, it’s just any other game and you can ask this to cricketers from both teams. The hype created is not in our control. We prepare for it like every game,” Kohli said at the pre-departure press conference in Mumbai earlier this week.India and Pakistan have not played bilateral series since 2012-13 and have met only in ICC events. India have won six out of seven limited-overs encounters since the 2012 bilateral series.The two teams had clashed in the 2013 Champions Trophy in England (at the same venue as this year: Edgbaston) where India won a rain-truncated game. They next took on Pakistan in the 2015 World Cup in Adelaide and won again, thanks to a classy hundred by Kohli.Last year, India played Pakistan twice and Kohli was the difference between the two teams on both occasions. His magnificent 49 had helped India overcome a dangerous Pakistan pace attack in Dhaka and his sublime half-century resulted in an Indian victory at the Eden Gardens in the World T20.However, it has been over two years since India and Pakistan clashed in an ODI and next Sunday they meet again.Led by Kohli, India start their Champions Trophy title defence against Pakistan and will look to make it 2-2 in head-to-head encounters in the elite tournament.India look a far superior side on paper and even former captain Sourav Ganguly has backed Kohli’s men to topple Pakistan. He also believes that Pakistan are no more a threat in world cricket in limited-overs format.Kohli has been extremely dignified in his interaction with the Pakistani players over the years. Last year, he had gifted Mohammed Amir with a bat and congratulated him for bowling a splendid spell on a green surface in Dhaka.The 28-year-old had also gifted former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi with a Team India jersey, signed by all his players.
LONDON (AP) — The American sprinter took a mighty tumble. Nobody, however, has fallen harder than Jamaica so far at this year’s world championships.The evening after Usain Bolt’s improbable loss to a pair of U.S. runners, the world’s best sprint island watched the red, white and blue paraded around the track once again at its expense.Tori Bowie leaned over the line for her 100-meter victory, then stumbled and crashed down to the track to put the exclamation point on the second straight sprint shock of the meet. Her .01-second victory Sunday over Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast was a photo-finish thriller. The fact that the defending Olympic champion and the most dominant female sprinter of 2017, Elaine Thompson of Jamaica, finished fifth was every bit as stunning.“The past few years, Jamaica has dominated,” Bowie said. “We’ve had no harsh feelings toward them, no negative thoughts. We’ve been extremely focused on ourselves. Just trying to get where they’re at.”In snapping a stretch of four straight Jamaican wins at the Olympics and worlds, Bowie became the first U.S. woman to win the world title at 100 meters since Carmelita Jeter in 2011. This marks the first U.S. sweep of the 100 at the worlds since 2005.Bowie’s time, 10.85 seconds, was nothing spectacular. Her race, though, was something to behold.She trailed Ta Lou by two paces as they headed into the last 20 meters but Bowie just kept charging. She caught Ta Lou at the end, and Bowie’s lean at the line was textbook. The photo finish actually shows Ta Lou’s foot ahead of Bowie’s, but Bowie beats her where it counts — her torso is over the line a fraction of an inch ahead of Ta Lou’s.Dafne Schippers, the 2015 world champion in the 200, took bronze in 10.96.“It’s not like there’s a training session for a lean,” said Bowie’s coach, Lance Brauman. “She did what she had to do to get to the line first. She’s scraped up and won and that’s all that really matters.”The lean was so extreme, it sent Bowie off balance and careening into Lane 8, where she landed on her left hip while the runner in that lane, Murielle Ahoure, had to slow down, then jump to avoid landing on her.Bowie stayed down for a few seconds. The “7” sticker on her left hip was torn almost completely off. She gathered herself and walked gingerly around the track for the victory lap. Afterward, she spent about an hour receiving treatment for abrasions on her shoulder, back and hip. The pain will go away. That gold is hers forever.“The plan was to just come out here and execute, leave it all on the track,” Bowie said. “I didn’t want to come back saying, ‘Oh, I should’ve done this. I should’ve done that.’ That for sure wasn’t the case.”Much as Bolt did the night before, Thompson moved awkwardly out of the blocks. Her 0.2 second reaction time was the worst in the field, and from there, she was never a factor in the race.Quite a stunner, given the way she’s dominated the sprint game over the past year. Since she beat the previous champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica, at the Olympics last year on her way to a 100-200 double, Thompson has been virtually untouchable. She came to London on a 17-race winning streak at 100 meters and her season-best time of 10.71 was the fastest in the world by more than 0.1 second.One thing: She had been dealing with an Achilles’ injury this year and ran — and won — a race last month in training shoes, not spikes. She refused to use injuries as an excuse.“I can’t complain,” she said. “I can’t re-run that race. I have to give those girls a lot of credit. It didn’t go as I planned.”Like Bolt, Thompson won’t be running in the 200, raising the distinct possibility that the Jamaicans could get completely shut out of individual sprint gold at the worlds.But Bowie will be there. The one-time long jumper who took up the sprint game only a few years ago posted a 21.77 at the Prefontaine Classic earlier this year, which is the fastest in the world this season.First, though, some time to heal.“I’m pretty sure I’ll feel much better tomorrow,” Bowie said.DAY 3 WINNERS: Rose Chelimo and Geoffrey Kirui took the titles in the marathon doubleheader. … Tomas Walsh won the gold in shot put for New Zealand — a result that was verified after Joe Kovacs lost an appeal over his last throw. The throw would’ve been a winner but the American was ruled to have foot faulted, and the call was held up on appeal. … Ekaterini Stefanidi of Greece held off Sandi Morris of the United States to claim pole vault gold. … Nafi Thiam of Belgium added a world championship gold medal in heptathlon to her Olympic title.EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer TweetPinShare0 Shares