Matthew Dumigan | Saturday, 22nd August, 2020 | More on: SYME 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. 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. The [email protected] Capital share price has risen by 1,000%! Should you buy shares today? 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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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address CORRECTION: The original version of this article incorrectly stated that the company’s share price rocketed “from 6p to 80p”. This has been amended to “0.06p to 0.8p”.Independent fintech company [email protected] Capital (LSE: SYME) has caught the eye of many investors recently. In just over a week, the company’s share price rocketed 1,233%, from 0.06p to 0.8p.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…Such monumental share price gains in a relatively short space of time are rare. That said, when dealing with penny stocks, anything can happen. So, with the [email protected] Capital share price on the rise again, should investors buy shares today in order to make a tidy profit? Well, I think there are a few things you should know first.What is [email protected] Capital?According to the company’s website, [email protected] Capital is an “independent fintech company providing an innovative proprietary inventory monetisation service to companies in a wide range of industrial sectors”. As my colleague Edward said in a previous article, “this platform enables businesses to improve their working capital position (generate cash flow) by releasing capital from their inventory”. Essentially, [email protected] Capital functions by matching the working capital needs of clients with capital invested by inventory funders.In my view, the business model looks sustainable and I can certainly see the company prospering in the long term. However, there are certainly risks involved. Not to mention the difficulties caused by Covid-19. That said, the group only expects the pandemic to cause a three-to-four-month delay to the business plan.A surging yet unstable share priceAfter plunging 23% earlier in the previous week, the [email protected] Capital share price rose by 21% in early trading yesterday. Such volatility is a regular theme for those familiar with penny stock investing. For example, when the company’s shares were trading at 5p, a 1p increase to 6p was a 20% gain.On top of this, would-be investors would do well to keep an eye on the sell/buy spread. This is usually quite wide with penny stocks, often requiring a substantial gain in order to simply break even.What does the future holdUltimately, as an early stage fintech company yet to become profitable, investing in [email protected] Capital is evidently a risky move. That said, if you’re intent on buying, I’d recommend first doing some further research before being prepared to hold for the long term.It’s encouraging to see to a significant amount of director dealing coming from within the business. This indicates that those on the inside are confident regarding the firm’s long-term outlook. Just last week, the company’s chief executive, Alessandro Zamboni, bought £11m worth of shares valued at 68p each.It will also be interesting to read over the company’s annual report, which is due to be published in September. By then, we could potentially have a better indication of how to value the company’s stock.However, I’m not yet fully convinced. Also, I don’t feel as if I know the business well enough to make an investment. Therefore, I’ll certainly be adding [email protected] Capital to my watchlist, but I’d rather remain on the side-lines for the time being. See all posts by Matthew Dumigan
Newsx Adverts Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Tesco Ireland has again been refused planning permission for a major development in Ballybofey.Donegal County Council had originally granted planning permission for the outlet earlier this year but the matter was appealed to An Bord Pleanala.The development, which was to be located on the Donegal Town side of Ballybofey was to be in excess of 4,000 square meters in size.But the planning appeals board has refused permission as the nature and scale at this location is not in the interest of the sustainable development of the town.Many business owners have contacted Highland Radio welcoming the decsion stating it would have a negative impact on the Twin TownsBut Fine Gael Cllr, Martin Harley says by the Tesco application being refused, the area is missing out on much needed jobs:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/mhar1pmtesco.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Mixed reaction to Tesco planning refusal in Ballybofey By News Highland – November 16, 2011 Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Twitter Previous articleMan shot in both legs in Derry shootingNext articleHeating exchanges in Seanad over Septic Tank Bill News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic
29SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jennifer Davis Davis is vice president of SmartGrowth™ for payments processor TMG, which offers clients across North America a full-suite of products from credit, debit and ATM to prepaid and digital wallet … Web: www.tmg.global Details Credit unions going head-to-head with major credit card companies may face some challenges. A recent article from CreditUnions.com noted how the limited credit card offerings of some smaller financial institutions (FIs) may pale in comparison to credit card giants like Capital One. These so-called “giants” often seem to have more resources and better technology.However, consumers choosing to utilize credit unions did so for a reason. These consumers will remain loyal if their credit unions offer them compelling products. Credit unions looking to retain their cardholders and attract new ones in 2016 should focus on the following key elements:1) Rewards: Research shows rewards are one of the top reasons cardholders choose a specific card. Cardholders with attractive rewards programs tend to spend more on average than those with unattractive programs. To encourage front-of-wallet behaviors, credit unions should adopt rewards programs that meet cardholders’ specific needs. Offering bonus spends like cash back and double rewards points in addition to common rewards can also help stimulate spending.Credit unions should also be vigilant about managing the profitability of these bonus spends. When not managed correctly, rewards programs can end up costing banks more than they are worth. Keep costs under control by: capping bonus spends, managing redemption value and having higher APRs for purchases and balance transfers on rewards cards.2) Credit Limits: Cardholders often reach for cards with higher limits to revolve a balance or make purchases. Unless there is a compelling reason to choose cards with lower limits, such as loyalty or rewards programs, cardholders will often ignore the lower-limit cards in their wallets.Line assignments are very predictive of the average balance on a card. The industry average credit limit is around $10,000, whereas the average balance on a card is around $2,700. Credit unions should consider reviewing their underwriting policies and determining where they can take calculated risks in terms of line assignments. They should also consider annual credit limit increase campaigns. Both of these efforts will help smaller FIs stay relevant to cardholders as they grow and expand their credit worthiness.3) Cardholder Experiences: Qualified cardholders typically have a lot of options when determining a card of choice. Credit cards that prove challenging to use will not encourage front-of-wallet behaviors. Cardholders want (and expect) simple interactions with their credit unions to make payments, resolve issues and ask questions.Credit unions should survey their teams to determine common cardholder complaints or escalations. They then can explore if there are controls or automation not yet in place that would improve the cardholder experience. The right controls and automated programs, like auto pay and over-the-phone payments, make it easier for cardholders to interact with their banks. Cardholders often expect these features to be in place, resulting in a perceived gap if their credit unions don’t have them.Credit unions looking to take on credit card giants should not feel intimidated. By focusing on the features that matter to cardholders, such as those outlined above, smaller credit unions can successfully compete. Simply adapting offerings to match cardholders’ changing needs can mean the difference between a credit union’s growth and its lackluster performance.
ELLSWORTH — Coach Louie Luchini and his Ellsworth cross-country team delivered 60 pumpkins to children in the Down East Family YMCA’s afterschool program on Tuesday afternoon at the Moore Community Center.YMCA Child Care Director Jessica Montgomery led the team to each room to mingle with the children and leave pumpkins behind for each class to decorate. Luchini offered to unload the large batch of pumpkins for a friend who wished to remain anonymous.Coach Louie Luchini and his Ellsworth cross-country team carry a batch of pumpkins into a classroom at the Moore Community Center on Tuesday. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSA child enjoys his new pumpkin while Louie Luchini and his team say goodbye to the class. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSA child briefly loses interest in the pumpkin upon spotting a camera. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSMembers of the cross-country team and children in the afterschool program mingle outside on the playground. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSMembers of the cross-country team and children in the afterschool program mingle outside on the playground. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSMembers of the cross-country team and children in the afterschool program mingle outside on the playground. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMSA member of the cross-country team and a child exchange a hug on the playground. PHOTO BY TAYLOR VORTHERMS Bio Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Latest Posts
This fusion has allowed Amandla EduFootball to develop a healthy attitude towards education in the children taking part in its programmes, using their love of sport as incentive. (Image: Amandla EduFootball, via Facebook)As the name suggests, Amandla EduFootball capitalises on the widespread love of the beautiful game to get children to engage with education by fusing the two, creating a single vehicle to uplift and empower the country’s youth.This fusion has allowed Amandla EduFootball to develop a healthy attitude towards education in the children taking part in its programmes, using their love of sport as incentive.Florian Zech and Leonora Reid, who were working at a children’s home in Cape Town before founding Amandla, came to realise the need to give children in residential care the opportunity to take part in sports and life skills building activities during their down time.The idea of creating an “education through sport” programme seemed to be an ideal way of engaging and stimulating pupils after school while also drawing their attention away from negative influences such as substance abuse and violence.Today more than 3 000 children take part in the organisation’s activities every week – and this number is growing steadily. This continued growth shows the relevance and impact of sports in education and the development of young minds.Amandla’s focus on fair play aims to encourage children to develop their team work skills, their attitude towards other children as well as their ability to deal with conflict. (Image:Amandla EduFootbal, via Facebook)TUTORING PROGRAMME AND FAIRPLAYBy combining daily homework sessions with football, Amandla EduFootball’s tutoring programme helps learners to improve their academic performance. It also gives them ongoing support.These sessions help to get the children past areas where they may be struggling at school and help them to improve their performances all round, giving them a strong foundation to build on later on in their school careers.EduFootball also runs football leagues among the children taking part in its programmes. The points tallies in the league combine the scores of each of the matches with fair play points given to team members.These fair play points serve as indicators to track the improvement in behaviour among team members and the opposition and encourage them to develop their team work skills, their attitude towards other children as well as their ability to deal with conflict.GET INVOLVED IN EDUFOOTBALL“Our experience and research tells us that we cannot achieve a sustainable impact in marginalised communities without in-depth collaboration,” Zech explains, touching on the importance of getting support from the public and corporations for non-profit organisations such as Amandla EduFootball to succeed.“The ability to bring together partners from all sectors allows us to create lasting change among our youth and communities.”If you want to help improve the lives of the many children benefiting from the efforts of Amandla EduFootball, visit its website for details about how to get involved.The organisation welcomes volunteers who want to work directly with the children during the day to day activities at their facilities. If you would prefer to donate to the cause, visit the donate page for information on how to do so.For more information, contact Amandla EduFootball on 021 447 8261 or via email at [email protected] YOUR PARTPlay Your Part urges you to share your story. If you or anyone you know has gone out of their way to brighten up the day for someone else, we want to know.If you have a story to tell, be it your own or that of an organisation or initiative dear to you, submit your story or video to our website and tell us how South Africa is playing a part to build a better life for all.
Atlanta Hawks guard Jeremy Lin (7) drives into Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)MIAMI — Jeremy Lin is on the move again, with the veteran guard getting waived by the Atlanta Hawks and intending to sign later this week playoff-contending Toronto Raptors.The Hawks waived Lin on Monday and Jim Tanner, one of his agents, confirmed Lin’s plan to join Toronto, which was first reported by ESPN.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations World no. 1 Naomi Osaka splits with coach 2 weeks after 2nd major title SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Lin gives the Raptors obvious depth at both guard spots, and will likely — once he clears waivers and joins Toronto — spend time backing up point guard Kyle Lowry and shooting guard Danny Green. And he will be needed soon, with the Raptors announcing Monday that backup guard Fred VanVleet is expected to miss at least three weeks with a partial ligament injury to his left thumb.The plan to enter into an agreement with Lin comes one day after the Raptors finalized the conversion of two-way player Chris Boucher’s contract to an NBA standard contract.The Raptors entered Monday 41-16 and second in the Eastern Conference behind only NBA-leading Milwaukee.Lin has averaged 11.8 points in 457 career games. He has been part of three previous playoff runs, in 2013 and 2014 with Houston and in 2016 with Charlotte.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Lin and the Hawks worked out a buyout agreement.“The future is bright for Atlanta!!! I truly mean that!” Lin posted Monday on Instagram . “Everyone who knows me knows how big my dreams are and that I have so much left to give to the game. Hyped to join the Raptors!!”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesLin thanked the Hawks, saying they helped him “become myself again on the basketball court and allowed me to experience the joy of hoops again!”Toronto will become Lin’s eighth NBA franchise, after stints with Golden State, New York, Houston, the Los Angeles Lakers, Charlotte, Brooklyn and this season Atlanta. He appeared in 51 games for the Hawks, all but one of those as a reserve, averaging 10.7 points this season on nearly 47 percent shooting. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants
The Ingram sisters love a good challenge, whether it’s out on the Touch field, or keeping their house in Canberra spider-free.Tash, Amanda and Mel Ingram are all at this year’s NTL playing in the ACT Womens Open team. It’s the first time the three sisters have played together at the NTL, with Amanda and Mel playing Womens Open in 2005 and Tash playing Mixed Open.For about the past six years they have enjoyed playing for the Tuggeranong Vikings together in Canberra, and enjoy being involved playing Touch as a family affair.“We also play in a social side with our other sister, Cassandra, we just got her playing too,” said Mel.In early 2005 Mel was lucky enough to represent Australia at the Youth World Cup on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Her sisters were lucky enough to go and watch her play for her country.“It was really exciting, all our family, even our aunties and uncles traveled to watch Mel play,” said Amanda.“Watching Mel play for Australia made all the family really proud, we found it really inspiring also,” added Tash.For Mel, the experience of being at an international tournament was enhanced by the fact that her family was all there supporting her.“It was really nice having a lot of support, I didn’t know my teammates that well when I arrived at the tournament, so it was a comfort knowing my family was there,” she said.At the 2006 NTL, the Ingram sisters will be hoping that their sisterly intuition will help their team, the ACT Womens Open on the field“I think we have a pretty good understanding of each other, and often we can pick what the other is going to do,” said Mel.Playing together at a club level will also be beneficial.“We’re looking to introduce some moves that we have learnt playing club level Touch, into our game here. And hopefully we can take what we have learnt playing here back to improve our game at club level,” said Amanda.They admit to being blatantly honest with each other both on and off the field. But also think sometimes it can be a negative thing.“Sometimes we can be a bit too honest with each other,” said Tash.“We say some things that we’d probably hold off saying if we weren’t sisters.”“It’s good that we do always tell each other things we can improve on, and are more comfortable taking criticism from someone we know,” said Mel.Not every team can come to an NTL and take home a title, and the girls are realistic about their goals for the tournament, both individually and as a team.“We hope to improve our overall placing at the event, and really stick it to the teams we know we can beat. We hope to be competitive in all the games we play,” said Amanda.Through hard off-season training, the ACT Women as a team have become one metre faster over 15 metres.So in the coming years, not only watch out for the ACT Womens Open team to continue improving, but watch for the three who look amazingly similar- they will be the Ingrams.
Spain coach Moreno says Barcelona whiz Fati could make 2020 Euros squadby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveSpain coach Roberto Moreno says Barcelona whiz Ansu Fati could make their 2020 Euros squad.Fati, 16, recently acquired his Spanish passport and was called up to the Under-21 squad, replacing teammate Carles Perez for the match against Montenegro on Tuesday.”I would like Ansu Fati to be with the U21s,” Moreno said. “We had him in a pre-list.”He has broken the system in terms of players in specific age groups. Hopefully he can help the U21s with qualifying.”I’m not ruling out the fact that he could play at Euro 2020. It would be foolish to say that he will not go.”There will come a time when we have to look at the different pieces and see who is in the picture. Any good player is welcome in the team.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
MADISON, WI – NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)There’s no doubt that Michigan’s botched punt this past Saturday was one of the most poorly timed mistakes in sports in recent memory. But is it the worst play in sports history? According to USA Today’s Mike Foss, it was. Monday, Foss, who writes for For The Win, ranked the 20 worst plays in sports history. Michigan’s blunder was No. 1, ahead of Bill Buckner’s error in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.1. MICHIGAN PUNT.It seems cruel to say this was the worst play in sports history only two days after it went down, but sometimes the truth is a cruel mistress. This is unfathomable, and likely will cost Michigan a shot at the College Football Playoff this year.You’ve probably seen the play by now. If not, here you go:ICYMI: Still haven’t seen the wildest finish, perhaps ever? Here it is! http://t.co/8wVWGMIi7t— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 17, 2015Personally, I have a hard time putting this anywhere near Buckner’s error. Michigan vs. Michigan State, while important, was a regular season college football game. Buckner’s blunder took place in the World Series for a team that hadn’t won it all since 1918. But hey, we’re all allowed opinions – that’s part of what makes sports great.
Pune: The flood situation in Kolhapur and Sangli districts in western Maharashtra showed signs of improvement on Saturday as water started to recede from inundated areas, officials said. However, it would take at least two to three days for the water to completely recede from the districts, they said. Although the overall situation has improved slightly, the operation to evacuate the flooded areas and moving stranded people to safer locations and providing relief to them is still on. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “There is an improvement in the overall situation. Water is receding, albeit slowly… Currently the water level in Kolhapur is at 52 feet although the danger level is 47 feet. The highest water level during the current flood was 57 feet,” Abhinav Deshmukh, Kolhapur Superintendent of Police, told PTI. As rains have stopped in the district, the situation is likely improve further, officials said. In neighboring Sangli district as well, the water level is receding gradually. Till 6 am, it stood at 56.7 feet, the officials said. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Deshmukh said considering the current situation, it might take another two to three days for the water to recede from Kolhapur district completely. The operation to evacuate the flood-hit areas is going on, but there is no life-threatening situation is there in the district, he said. “Currently the evacuation is mainly concentrated in Shirol and Kurundwad tehsils of Kolhapur,” the officer said, adding that copters are being used to drop food packets. Meanwhile, three more bodies were recovered in the boat capsize incident that took place on Thursday near Brahmanal village in Palus tehsil of Sangli district during the flood rescue operations. Nine persons had drowned and as many others had gone missing in the incident. “We have recovered three more bodies, including that of a girl,” the officer said. With the recovery of three more bodies, the death toll in the incident has gone up to 12. A total of 26 Navy teams with 110 personnel and 26 boats have been deployed in Kolhapur and Sangli districts. They will continue to remain stationed in the area till the flood situation improves, a defence statement said. Additional 15 teams of the Navy from Visakhapatnam will reach Kolhapur by Saturday afternoon to assist in the rescue operation, a defence spokesperson said. At present there are 14 Navy teams in Kolhapur district and 12 in Sangli helping the state administration in evacuating the flood-hit areas, the official said. According to officials, over 2.85 lakh people were rescued due to the devastating floods, from Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Pune and Solapur districts and the death toll due to floods in the five districts was 29 till Friday. According to an official, the discharge from Almatti dam in Karnataka on the Krishna is 5,00,000 cusec (cubic foot per second), which is expected to ease the floods upstream.