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Coronavirus Impact : NZC radio rights partner Radio Sport shuts shop

first_img Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Bale fires shot over the bar as Wales miss chance for equalizer; Follow Live Updates Coronavirus Impact : NZC radio rights partner Radio Sport shuts shop WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Cricket Cricket Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri adds another as Switzerland lead 3-1; Follow Live Updates Football Latest Sports News WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 35/2 (11 ov)- Follow Live Updates TAGSCoronavirusNew Zealand CricketNew Zealand Cricket radioRadio Sportssky sportsSports BusinessSports Business NewsSports Business News India SHARE WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Cricket Football Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check Also Read: Sports Business: Li-Ning eyes higher profit as China emerges from COVID-19The decision, according to the Radio Sports owners, had come as a result of a significant reduction in advertising sales, caused by the ongoing coronavirus lockdown in the country.Radio Sport held rights for premier sports content like a large range of cricket, rugby and football properties in New Zealand. The studios were locked down on Monday.NZME announced on the decision on the Radio Sport website. The statement read that following the cancellation or suspension of “virtually all local, national and international events and competitions”, the company had had to carefully asses the level of its sports coverage.“NZME has made the incredibly difficult decision to stop broadcasting Radio Sport from 1pm (30 March 2020). Radio Sport frequencies will now carry Newstalk ZB programming indefinitely,” read the statement.“With the cancellation and suspension of virtually all local, national and international events and competitions, NZME has been forced to look closely at the level of sports coverage, including live events across all platforms.“NZME has been working hard to avoid this but the reality of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis is that these decisions have to be made.”Earlier last week, NZME had announced a partnership with Sky TV to bring more “sporting content to even more Kiwis”.For the duration of March, NZME is broadcasting two of Sky Sport’s flagship shows on its digital and radio platforms, the company had then stated.Radio Sport was also the exclusive radio rights partner for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics in the territory of New Zealand.Also Read: COVID-19: Big blow to cricket as major sponsors set to cut marketing spent Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Facebook Twitter A significant fall in advertisement sales in wake of the novel Coronavirus pandemic has reportedly compelled the New Zealand Cricket radio rights partner – Radio Sport – to shut operational.The radio station, owned by the nation’s prominent multiple media outlets owner New Zealand Media and Entertainment (NZME), has been closed with immediate effect. YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredHollywood TaleHow Victoria Principal Looks At 71 Is HeartbreakingHollywood Tale|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsored Cricket Sports BusinessBrandsLatest Sports News By Kunal Dhyani – March 31, 2020 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Previous articleCOVID-19 Impact: ESPN ratings in US crash in absence of live contentNext articleSorts Business: Japan eyes $2.6bn benefits from 5-year esports strategy Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalrylast_img read more

Bitcoin is soaring. But I’d rather buy these UK growth stocks

first_img Bitcoin has its mojo back. After trading sideways for the first nine months of the year, the cryptocurrency has shot up since the start of October. In the space of less than two months, Bitcoin’s price has jumped from around $10,800 to $16,200 – a rise of 50%.Personally, I’m not tempted to invest in Bitcoin. For me, it’s too speculative. It could go higher. However, with regulators set to crack down on crypto in a big way in the near future, I think it could just as easily crash, like it did in 2018.5G 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…To my mind, growth stocks remain a better investment than Bitcoin. This area of the stock market can be highly profitable, if the right stocks are chosen. A £2,000 investment in Fevertree Drinks six years ago, for example, would now be worth over £26,000. With that in mind, here’s a look at two growth stocks I like right now.A monster growth stock One growth stock that I believe has a lot of potential is online fashion retailer ASOS (LSE: ASC). The reason I like ASOS is that the company is benefitting from one of the most powerful trends on the planet today – the growth of online shopping.Across the world, e-commerce is growing at a prolific rate on the back of increased smartphone penetration and technologies that make the online shopping experience smoother. As a leader in the online clothing space, ASOS is well-positioned for growth. While ASOS started out only serving the UK market, it’s now a truly global operation with sales in around 240 countries. However, I think there’s plenty more to come from the group’s international operations. In countries such as the US, there’s plenty of market share to capture. Investors have dumped ASOS shares recently on the back of Pfizer vaccine news. I see this share price weakness as a fantastic buying opportunity. Currently, the stock can be picked up on a forward-looking P/E ratio of just over 30. I think that’s a steal.I expect the ASOS share price to keep rising in the years ahead as revenue and profits continue to grow.Video game stockAnother growth stock I’d buy today is Keywords Studios (LSE: KWS). It’s an under-the-radar company that provides specialised services to video game development companies. Its customers include some of the most prominent names in gaming, including Electronic Arts (FIFA), Epic Games (Fortnite) and Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty).Video gaming is absolutely booming today. Believe it or not, it’s now the largest form of entertainment in the UK. Looking ahead, the gaming industry is only likely to get bigger. Experts believe that by 2027, the industry could be worth about $300bn. I see Keywords Studios as a great way to profit from this industry growth. As major game developers continue to churn out exciting new games, it should benefit.KWS issued a great set of full-year results in September in which revenue and earnings were up 17% and 13% respectively. However, since then, the share price hasn’t gone anywhere. I think buying now, while the share price is consolidating, could be a good move.This growth stock isn’t cheap. The forward-looking P/E is about 38. But I think it has the potential to keep climbing as video gaming grows. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 16th November, 2020 | More on: ASC KWS Bitcoin is soaring. But I’d rather buy these UK growth stockscenter_img 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. 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. Enter Your Email Address Edward Sheldon owns shares in ASOS and Keywords Studios. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Activision Blizzard. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS, Fevertree Drinks, and Keywords Studios and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $75 calls on Activision Blizzard and short January 2022 $75 puts on Activision Blizzard. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

What am I doing about the volatile Argo Blockchain share price?

first_img Stuart Blair | Wednesday, 5th May, 2021 | More on: ARB Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Argo Blockchain  (LSE: ARB) is a company focused on large-scale cryptocurrency mining and it has performed extremely strongly since December 2020. Indeed, since this date, the Argo Blockchain share price has climbed 1,500%. This is due to its rising productivity and the strong performance of many cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.Nevertheless, the share price has been significantly more volatile recently, with some investors deciding to cash in profits but others still seeing a good opportunity to buy. As such, should I be buying, or is this stock now severely overpriced? 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…Recent trading update The recent full-year trading update was strong and for many investors, it justified a higher share price. Indeed, compared to 2019, revenue rose 120% and the number of Bitcoins mined rose from 1,330 to 2,465. The trading update also revealed that the company delivered its first annual profit. Despite the fact that this was only £1.7m, it is still very promising to see profitability, and this bodes well for the future. The Argo Blockchain share price was therefore able to rise strongly on these positive results. Recent activity for the company also looks promising. Indeed, it has acquired 320 acres of land in Texas for $17.5m, with access to low-cost clean energy. This land will be used for the construction of a 200-megawatt cryptocurrency mining facility. As such, this should help the company increase production and capitalise on the industry’s growth. This is the main reason why I would buy the stock.Risks for the Argo Blockchain share priceWhile the company has performed strongly, there are a number of risks that come with the stock. First, I feel that it is overpriced. Indeed, due to the Argo Blockchain share price rising so strongly over the past few months, the shares now have a price-to-earnings ratio of 323! This suggests that future growth is already factored in to the price, and Argo Blockchain will have to deliver on these expectations. A failure to do so is likely to lead to large share price losses. Furthermore, profits are also highly dependent on the value of its core assets, in this case cryptocurrencies. Although this is true for traditional mining companies as well, for Argo Blockchain, the value of cryptocurrencies is extremely volatile. Of course, this can be beneficial for the crypto miner, yet it can also lead to negative consequences. As this is completely out of the control of the company, it is a major risk to consider.  My outlook for the stock priceI’m personally not going to buy Argo Blockchain shares. Although the stock does have a lot of potential, and looks set to increase profits in the future, I still don’t think that this warrants its very high share price. Indeed, I believe that a further correction is required to make the Argo Blockchain share price more reasonable. As such, investing right now seems too risky for me.  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. What am I doing about the volatile Argo Blockchain share price? Stuart Blair has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. See all posts by Stuart Blairlast_img read more

1 FTSE 100 investment trust from my best stocks to buy now list

first_img See all posts by Jabran Khan FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge My best stocks to buy now list is categorised, and one of these categories is FTSE 100 stocks. One of these stocks is an investment trust that has fallen in price recently so I want to know why and whether this is a buying opportunity.High on my best stocks to buy now listFTSE 100 incumbent Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LSE:SMT) is a publicly traded investment trust that invests in stocks globally. Its focus is on strong businesses with above-average returns. There are no constraints as to industry, geography, or sector.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…Scottish Mortgage has performed consistently well for a number of years. It is currently classed as the biggest investment trust in the UK and the 31st largest company listed in London. With a market value of nearly £18bn, it is a giant in its respective sector. What draws me to SMT is the fact it invests heavily in tech stocks. It has also taken the step of diversifying into the crypto world which offers it an edge over other investment trusts.Dip in share priceThere are two reasons the SMT share price dipped. Firstly, co-fund manager and seasoned investment guru James Anderson announced he is stepping down after 39 years with Baillie Gifford. In addition, tech stocks experienced a dip on the FTSE 100 and elsewhere due to valuation concerns by investors.As I write this, the SMT share price is trading for 1,113p per share. This is a 20% drop since February 2021, which is substantial. If I compare the FTSE 100 index as a whole in the same period, its price has risen close to 3%.FTSE 100 opportunity for the long termAs a Foolish investor, I am looking for safe, long-term investments and class Scottish Mortgage as just that. Here’s why. Firstly, SMT will see the departure of James Anderson but co-fund manager Tom Slater will continue to run the fund. He is also a seasoned fund manager and has worked with Anderson for a number of years. Next, I believe the FTSE 100 incumbent will benefit from reopening with its diversified portfolio. Furthermore, I am very bullish on tech stocks due to their continuous ability to grow and expand, so I am not worried. Finally, Scottish Mortgage has the experience of success and ability to invest successfully embedded into its core. Since 2000, its share price has risen over 1,500%. This is the equivalent of turning £1,000 into £18,000. I know past performance is not an indicator of future performance but it definitely helps me when making a decision to invest if a FTSE 100 firm from my best stocks to buy now list has a good track record.There are risks involved with Scottish Mortgage, however. The FTSE 100 investment trust saw its share price rise to an all-time high which could mean it may not increase much further. In addition, the departure of James Anderson next year could have a long-term negative effect. SMT’s success has been underpinned by the duo of Anderson and Slater.Despite these risks, I am bullish on Scottish Mortgage and it is firmly one of my best stocks to buy now from the FTSE 100. SMT invests over the long term, which suits my investment style. It also has a diverse portfolio, which protects my money. I class it as a FTSE 100 opportunity at its current price point especially. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 1 FTSE 100 investment trust from my best stocks to buy now list Jabran Khan has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free.center_img Jabran Khan | Wednesday, 19th May, 2021 | More on: SMT Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. 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. 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.last_img read more

Latest doping in rugby case could be the ‘tip of the iceberg’

first_imgFriday Jul 26, 2019 Latest doping in rugby case could be the ‘tip of the iceberg’ With Stade Francais lock Hendré Stassen potentially facing a four-year ban for doping, fans on Twitter have given their thoughts on drugs in rugby.ADVERTISEMENTThe 21-year-old failed a drugs test in mid-May after a game against Montpellier, testing positive for the performance-enhancing drug nandrolone.Since arriving in Paris in October from the Blue Bulls, Stassen was nothing short of a revelation for the club, playing 18 times for Heyneke Meyer’s side. Former player, now commentator, Andy Goode wrote on Twitter of how impressive Stassen was last season, as have other fans, but understands now why the lock was able to make such an impact.So you’re saying barely anyone in pro rugby’s on the gear? Spppfffytt— Conor MacGreevy (@Macgreevs) July 26, 2019Rugby has long tried to hold on to the reputation that it is a clean sport, and while this is not the first case of doping, it is rare.Stassen’s compatriot Chiliboy Ralepelle tested positive for drostanolone in 2014 while with Toulouse, serving a two-year ban. He returned to professional rugby with the Sharks, where he failed another drugs test. Furthermore, there is a growing number of players failing tests at lower levels of the game.ADVERTISEMENTHowever, this news has not shocked many fans on social media, as they feel this is the “tip of the iceberg”. The fact that this is a South African player is least surprising, as some fans have alluded to this being commonplace for younger players there, as there has been a rise in steroid use at school level.Players in the past have implied that this may be going on in some areas of the game, but nothing specific has ever been said. Likewise, fans here are also suggesting that this may be rife in the game. ADVERTISEMENThttps://twitter.com/mosstradamouse/status/1153597285072297984?s=20What’s worse is that Stassen is under a police investigation in South Africa, and could be charged with assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, for an incident outside a club in Pretoria in June. Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Censored, prosecuted and on terror list, filmmaker denied First Amendment rights

first_img Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News News United StatesAmericas to go further United StatesAmericas Receive email alerts Organisation Help by sharing this information WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists Follow the news on United States NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say February 7, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Censored, prosecuted and on terror list, filmmaker denied First Amendment rights Fox is making a sequel to his acclaimed 2010 documentary film Gasland, in which he revealed the scale of the contamination of ground water resulting from the use of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” to extract natural gas from oil shale. At the hearing, where Fox was scheduled to film, the subcommittee was due to receive a December 2011 report from the Environmental Protection Agency that confirmed his findings.“The right to inform and be informed, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution, was violated twice in this case,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Firstly, Fox’s arrest and expulsion constituted a flagrant act of censorship that was all the more absurd as an official video recording of the hearing is available on the subcommittee’s website.“Secondly, Fox is following an issue of vital interest, one that needs the most complete and transparent airing possible. By crudely sidelining an observer it regards as undesirable, the subcommittee just fuelled suspicion about its cosy relationship with the mining industry to the detriment of ordinary citizens who want it held to account for its impact on public health.”Even if Fox is acquitted on 15 February, he continues to be on the Department of Homeland Security’s Terror Watch list, to which he was added after Gasland’s release.“We urge Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to lift this stigma without delay,” Reporters Without Borders added. “Branding a US citizen as a possible terrorism suspect without any grounds other than the fact that he provides others with information is the worst kind of smear. It cannot be ruled out that this will count against him at his trial on 15 February. This would be an additional denial of due process and another violation of the basic rights he has already been denied.”The United States rankings fell by 20 in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index in large part because journalists were the victims of violence and obstruction while covering Occupy Wall Street protests. More examples have been registered, specially in Oakland, California, since the start of 2012. But the rankings decrease was also due to the frequent difficulties journalists have in accessing public information, as documented in the Fox case. June 7, 2021 Find out more News June 3, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News Filmmaker and environmentalist Josh Fox is to appear in court on 15 February on a charge of “unlawful entry” following his arrest in Congress on 1 February, when he was prevented from filming a hearing of the House Subcommittee on Energy and the Environment on the grounds that he lacked press credentials. Offering no resistance, Fox was handcuffed, led away and then released without bail. April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

The Year Ahead at the Huntington: Full Slate of Exhibitions and Opening of the New Education and Visitor Center

first_imgHistory The Year Ahead at the Huntington: Full Slate of Exhibitions and Opening of the New Education and Visitor Center From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, September 4, 2014 | 12:54 pm 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Subscribe Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Celebrity Body Parts Insured For Ridiculous AmountsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKim To File For Divorce From Kanye West After 6 Years Of MarriageHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuffcenter_img View of the Garden Court through the Central Garden of the new Education and Visitor Center scheduled to open in early 2015 at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Architectural Resources Group and Office of Cheryl Barton, © Art Zendarski.A full slate of exhibitions at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens – from a powerful installation of photographs featuring two renowned American photographers to anniversary celebrations of the Magna Carta and the 13th Amendment – is planned through summer 2015, as well as the opening of the new $68 million Education and Visitor Center.The northernmost section of the Steven S. Koblik Education and Visitor Center opens in mid January, when visitors will have an opportunity to experience the new ticketing area, coffee shop, and a substantially enlarged gift shop. The rest of the Education and Visitor Center – the new auditorium, café, classrooms, meeting space, orientation gallery, and six and a half acres of new gardens – opens in April. Dates and details relating to the Education and Visitor Center’s openings will be released in coming months.Exhibition schedule through summer 2015:Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and IrelandNov. 8, 2014–March 9, 2015MaryLou and George Boone GalleryThis traveling exhibition pairs for the first time approximately 150 works by American photographers Paul Caponigro (b. 1932) and Bruce Davidson (b. 1933), enlightened observers of Britain and Ireland in the 1960s and ’70s. For Caponigro, Ireland and Britain became sites of creative energy to which he returned repeatedly. Davidson brought the same gritty street sensibility that had made his Brooklyn Gang series a sensation among photograph collectors. The exhibition examines the artistic, social, and historical forces informing two master photographers as they bring American eyes to enduring landscapes and changing cultural scenes. Co-organized by the Yale Center for British Art (where it is on view June 26–Sept. 14, 2014) and The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, “Bruce Davidson/Paul Caponigro: Two American Photographers in Britain and Ireland” is accompanied by a catalog of the same title published by Yale University Press.Samuel F. B. Morse’s “Gallery of the Louvre” and the Art of InventionJan. 24–May 4, 2015Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art, Susan and Stephen Chandler WingSamuel F. B. Morse, of Morse code fame, may be better known as an inventor, but he began his career as a painter. This exhibition focuses exclusively on his masterwork, Gallery of the Louvre (1831–1833), featuring great paintings from the Louvre’s collection. The six-by-nine- foot canvas depicts masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Caravaggio, Rubens, and Van Dyck, among others, in a configuration deliberately fabricated by Morse. Gallery of the Louvre underwent extensive conservation before being exhibited from 2011 to 2013 at the Yale University Art Gallery, the National Gallery of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, during which it was the subject of scholarly investigation and dialogue, culminating in an anthology of essays due out this fall. The exhibition’s presentation at The Huntington, organized by and with support from the Terra Foundation for American Art, marks the beginning of a multi-year, nine-venue tour of the United States.The U.S. Constitution and the End of SlaveryJan. 24–April 20, 2015Library, West HallJust after 3 p.m. on Jan. 31, 1865, Samuel Colfax, the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, called for the vote on a joint resolution that would amend the Constitution to abolish slavery in the United States. After the roll call was finished, Colfax asked the clerk to add his name to the roll, so that he too could cast his vote for “that great measure, which hereafter will illuminate the highest place in our History.” The tally was announced: 119 ayes to 56 nays, with eight abstaining. After a moment of stunned silence, the chamber erupted in wild jubilation. Timed to commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Thirteenth Amendment, this exhibition explores the long, tortuous, and bloody road that led to that fateful vote. With more than 80 items, drawn entirely from The Huntington’s rich collection of historical materials, it features rare manuscripts, books, and prints, including letters by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln.Magna Carta: Law and Legend, 1215-2015June 13–Oct. 12, 2015Library, West HallThis exhibition celebrates the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta by exploring the language and ideology of constitutionalism (both written and unwritten) and the rule of law. While the cornerstone of the exhibition is The Huntington’s 13th-century draft of the Magna Carta, the themes move beyond Medieval England to explore the relevance of Magna Carta to later English history, the history of the United States, and the modern world, drawn from various areas of the Huntington’s collections. The exhibition also delves into the legend and popular perceptions of Magna Carta. Over the past eight centuries Magna Carta, as a concept, holds a powerful and empowering place in the imaginations of thinkers, artists, and rebels, demonstrating how people across time have offered unique interpretations of this significant document.About The HuntingtonThe Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found online at huntington.org.Visitor InformationThe Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and major holidays. Admission on weekdays: $20 adults, $15 seniors (65+), $12 students (ages 12–18 or with full-time student I.D.), $8 youth (ages 5–11), free for children under 5. Group rate, $11 per person for groups of 15 or more. Members are admitted free. Admission on weekends: $23 adults, $18 seniors, $13 students, $8 youth, free for children under 5. Group rate, $14 per person for groups of 15 or more. Members are admitted free. Admission is free to all visitors with advance tickets on the first Thursday of each month. Information: (626) 405-2100 or huntington.org. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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. Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Coastal Home Insurance and a Hurricane Forecast

first_img Radhika Ojha is an independent writer and copy-editor, and a reporter for DS News. She is a graduate of the University of Pune, India, where she received her B.A. in Commerce with a concentration in Accounting and Marketing and an M.A. in Mass Communication. Upon completion of her masters degree, Ojha worked at a national English daily publication in India (The Indian Express) where she was a staff writer in the cultural and arts features section. Ojha, also worked as Principal Correspondent at HT Media Ltd and at Honeywell as an executive in corporate communications. She and her husband currently reside in Houston, Texas. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News Coastal Home Insurance and a Hurricane Forecast Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago July 11, 2018 3,062 Views Related Articles Tagged with: Forecast Homeowners Hurricane Insurance Kroll Bond Ratings Reinsurancecenter_img Home / Daily Dose / Coastal Home Insurance and a Hurricane Forecast Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Radhika Ojha The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Forecast Homeowners Hurricane Insurance Kroll Bond Ratings Reinsurance 2018-07-11 Radhika Ojha Previous: Which Cities are the Most and Least Affordable? Next: Providing Perspectives, Factoring Fundamentals Homeowners on the Atlantic Coast as well as home insurance companies in these areas may breathe a small sigh of relief at new hurricane predictions, and those in the insurance and reinsurance markets may find optimism in recent market trends, according to a report released this week by Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA). Colorado State University (CSU), one of the leading hurricane forecasters, is predicting “below average activity” for the 2018 hurricane season, having just revised its previous forecast, according to KBRA.The CSU forecast predicts that 11 named storms will occur during this year’s hurricane season, which includes the months of June through November. Four of the 11 storms will be hurricanes, and one will be “a major hurricane,” according to CSU predictions. “With the decrease in our forecast, the probability for major hurricanes making landfall along the United States coastline and in the Caribbean has decreased as well,” KBRA quoted the CSU report, which predicts two “major hurricane days for the entire season.”However, there is a 39 percent chance of a major hurricane making landfall somewhere on the U.S. coastline, and “CSU always cautions that it only takes one hurricane making landfall to make it an active season for those residents,” according to KBRA. This is not only notable to homeowners but also insurers and reinsurers as well, KBRA noted. “Hurricane landfalls, and not just the number of named storms, is the greatest concern for property insurers, reinsurers, and homeowners,” it said. “Fortunately, the landfall probabilities for 2018 were significantly reduced from the April forecast and are well below the historical average,” the report said. The catastrophe reinsurance market, which sells insurance for insurers, entered 2017 with pricing the lowest seen in decades and availability at all-time highs, according to KBRA. While some predicted the losses incurred in 2017 would lead to price increases in the reinsurance market—as has often been the case in the past—this hasn’t quite played out. In fact, the reinsurance and insurance-linked securities markets are performing well, according to research released by JLT Re, the fourth-largest reinsurance broker in the world, at the start of the month. JLT Re noted “dedicated reinsurance capital at record levels despite biggest catastrophe loss year ever in 2017,” and characterized the reinsurance market as “awash with capacity.” last_img read more

Teen girl in ‘romantic relationship’ with high school wrestling coach, both reported missing: Sheriff

first_imgSan Joaquin County Sheriffs Office(STOCKTON, Calif.) — A teenage girl is in a “romantic relationship” with a Northern California high school wrestling coach, and both are now missing, according to authorities.The unnamed 16-year-old, who was reported missing on Aug. 22, is believed to be with 25-year-old Phillip Maglaya, a wrestling coach at Franklin High School in Stockton, Calif., the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office said Saturday.The two were “in a romantic relationship,” the sheriff’s office said.The school district did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.The teen and coach are believed to be traveling in a 1994 green Toyota extra cab truck with license plate 8G91493, the sheriff’s office said.Anyone with information is urged to call the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s office at (209) 468-4400, or the Investigations Unit at (209) 468-4425.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Cold acclimation and cryoprotectants in a freeze-tolerant Antarctic nematode, Panagrolaimus davidi

first_imgPanagrolaimus davidi is a freeze-tolerant Antarctic nematode which survives extensive intracellular freezing. This paper describes the development of culture techniques which provide clean samples, with a high degree of freeze tolerance and in sufficient quantities for the analysis of potential cryoprotectants. Cultures grown at 20 °C survived a short-term freezing stress but survival declined with the time spent frozen. Acclimation of cultures at 5 °C enhanced the long-term survival of freezing. Starvation, however, reduced the nematode’s ability to survive short-term freezing. The principal cryoprotectants detected by gas chromatography were trehalose and glycerol. The levels of trehalose, but not those of glycerol, increased significantly after acclimation. Trehalose may stabilise membranes and protect them against the dehydrating effects of the osmotic stresses resulting from freeze concentration effects but other factors, such as recrystallisation inhibition, may be involved in long-term survival.last_img read more