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ANALYST VIEWS: CAN WH SMITH CONTINUE TO HIT TARGETS WITH CUTS?

first_img whatsapp ANALYST VIEWS: CAN WH SMITH CONTINUE TO HIT TARGETS WITH CUTS? Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaUndoBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndo More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com KCS-content NEIL SAUNDERS | VERDICTIt’s the familiar story of an increase in profits on the back of a decline in overall sales, brought about by cost reductions and margin enhancements. The danger is that as cost savings become more difficult to extract, the business will have a weaker consumer proposition and will continue to see sales slide; ultimately this could damage profitability. We are not yet at that point, but on current form this looks to be the inevitable direction that the firm is heading in.KEITH BOWMAN | HARGREAVES LANSDOWNThe group’s reputation for consistent if somewhat unexciting growth has again been enhanced. An early adoption of the now increasingly fashionable trend to concentrate on profit margins at the expense of sales has served the company well. Furthermore, despite understandably cautious comments with regards to the outlook, management is still attempting to push the boundaries. In all, WH Smith continues to be rewarded with a positive (‘buy’) market consensus.NICK BUBB | ARDENThe figures for the first-half numbers are in line, as always, and there is not too much in the statement to get excited about. But the 18 per cent rise in the interim dividend is a useful reminder that WH Smith continues to grind out massive surplus cash flow (for dividend growth and earnings per share enhancing share buybacks) and a five per cent yield is very attractive. There is overseas growth across the board with store openings in hospitals and stations as well as in India. center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Thursday 14 April 2011 8:16 pm Sharelast_img read more

The Pearson share price is leading the FTSE 100. Should I change my tune and buy?

first_img Image source: Getty Images 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. I don’t often see Pearson (LSE: PSON) leading the FTSE 100. But that’s exactly what happened Wednesday, as the Pearson share price climbed 7.5% in early trading to head the index. It’s all down to the company’s January trading update, which I found more reassuring than anything.In a year that has highlighted the need for damage limitation, a reported sales decline of 10% over 12 months looks respectable. Courseware in North America declined 13% with the higher education portion down 12%. General international sales slipped by 19% due largely to school and test centre closures. A similar reason lay behind a 14% drop in global assessment sales. Against that, global online learning sales rose by 18%, marking an increasing shift towards that sales avenue.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…Pearson reckons its 2017–2019 restructuring plan brought incremental in-year benefits of £60m. And for the full 2021, the company expects a further £50m in cost efficiencies. Net debt stands at approximately £0.5bn, with available liquidity of around £1.9bn. For a company with a market cap of £5bn, that debt level really doesn’t look too troubling. But what has all this done for the Pearson share price?The price is climbingWell, I turned away from buying Pearson back in July last year. And what has happened since then? The Pearson share price has climbed more than 30%, that’s what. And since the start of the vaccine-led stock market recovery in November, it’s up 40%. I was happy with Pearson’s liquidity situation at the time. But I really didn’t see much clarity over the company’s long-term prospects. It has traditionally been a print-media education publisher, and I don’t see online success as being assured. At least not yet, partly due to the greater ease of competition in that space.What does Pearson’s latest update say about that? Chief executive Andy Bird said: “At the end of 2020, we made several key hires to accelerate our digital growth and, looking ahead, we start the year with momentum, pace and confidence. Our broader goal is to become a more consumer-focused company, targeting the incredible opportunity that exists to have a direct relationship with millions of lifelong learners“.Pearson share price valuationThat sounds promising, but I find it had to get a feel for valuation based on the current Pearson share price. Right now, the world of financial forecasting is pretty much shot, as the pandemic has created so much uncertainty. So any price-to-earnings forecasts we see must be taken with considerable caution. Saying that, my calculations, based on these latest figures, suggest a forward P/E of around 18.Could that be reasonable? It might be, if Pearson can put in a few years of decent growth. My problem is that I have no way to tell how likely that is. We can never really know, of course. But right now, I’m having trouble even putting together any informed guesswork. Pearson might well be a good buy, with recovery followed by years of growth around the corner. But with the sizeable uncertainty I see hanging over it, the Pearson share price still does not tempt me. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Pearson. 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 Alan Oscroft 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 Alan Oscroft | Wednesday, 20th January, 2021 | More on: PSON 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! The Pearson share price is leading the FTSE 100. Should I change my tune and buy? Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Half-price Rugby World magazine subscription – one day only!

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Be quick to take advantage of this special offer Hard-hitting opinionWith myriad talking points in the sport, Rugby World delivers the story behind the news. Our comprehensive investigations highlight all sides of the big issues and top-quality columnists like Stuart Barnes, Stephen Jones and Mark Evans give their verdict on rugby’s hot topics, from the salary cap to selection. We also provide a platform for players and readers to share their opinions on the latest happenings in the game.Find out what’s inside the current issue of Rugby World to see the variety of content the magazine offers.Here are all the details of the half-price Rugby World subsciption offer. And be quick as this offer, which is for UK subscribers, ends at midnight on Friday 13 November 2020. Half-price Rugby World magazine subscription – one day only!To celebrate the start of the Autumn Nations Cup and provide some good news on Friday the 13th, you can save 50% on a subscription to Rugby World magazine today. Enjoy the luxury of home delivery and never miss an issue for half the normal price!You could treat yourself AND a rugby-loving friend to a subscription for the usual price of one. Or why not start your Christmas shopping early?Plus, you get all this brilliant content…Exclusive player accessRugby World magazine takes you closer to the game’s biggest stars than ever before with our exclusive interviews. Our journalists get the players’ views on the major issues in rugby and find out what drives them to succeed as well as what makes them tick off the pitch. We bring you the detail you want to know, be that discovering how players are improving their game or taking to the skies with those who also have pilot’s licences.HALF-PRICE RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONBehind-the-scenes insightReaders get the detail they crave as we go behind the scenes to get the inside story on what goes on in the team environment. We also have technical insight from coach Sean Holley, who analyses teams and players as well as providing advice on what your club could do. Professional players offer tips on specific facets of the game that you can employ, too, while ‘The Secret Player’ gives eye-opening detail on life as a pro. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Who is Jacques Nienaber: Ten things you should know about the Springbok head coach

first_img Jacques Nienaber was appointed South Africa head coach in January 2020 (AFP/Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Who is Jacques Nienaber: Ten things you should know about the Springboks head coachJacques Nienaber has held various coaching positions with Free State, the Stormers, Munster and South Africa.Nienaber was the defence coach when the 2019 Springboks won the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Then in January 2020, he succeeded Rassie Erasmus as the Bok head coach.Nienaber and Erasmus – the South African director of rugby – will continue to work closely during the series against the British & Irish Lions and in the lead-up to the 2023 World Cup.Here are a few more facts and stats about the ‘new’ man at the helm of the world champions.Ten things you should know about Jacques Nienaber1. Nienaber was born on 16 October 1972 and grew up in Welkom, a small town in the northern Free State.While he attended Grey College, a famous rugby school in Bloemfontein that has produced 46 Springboks, he wasn’t – by his own admission – a particularly good rugby player. Endurance sports, such as running and cross country, were Nienaber’s forte.2. Nienaber studied physiotherapy at the University of the Free State. He never intended to be a rugby coach. His greatest ambition as a young man was to serve as the physio to the national team.3. Nienaber is married to Elmarie, who is also a qualified physiotherapist. The couple have two children, Carlo and Lila.Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber during their time at Munster (Sportsfile/Getty Images)4. Nienaber met Rassie Erasmus during their military conscription days in the early 1990s. After Nienaber qualified as a physiotherapist, he worked with various sports teams such as Free State and the Cats – a Super 12 franchise comprised of Free State and Golden Lions players.His role evolved, and he was soon given an opportunity as the strength and conditioning coach at the Cheetahs. Nienaber learnt a great deal from Erasmus during those years, and eventually made the transition to defence coach.Related: Jacques Nienaber’s journey from physio to Springboks defensive mastermind5. Erasmus recognised Nienaber’s potential as a coach from an early stage. After he accepted a director of rugby position at the Stormers in late 2007, he included Nienaber on his coaching staff. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img He subsequently took Nienaber with him to Munster in 2016. When the Springboks came calling in late 2017, Erasmus made sure that Nienaber would have a prominent role on the South African coaching staff.6. The Stormers developed a fearsome defensive reputation thanks to Nienaber’s input. The Cape franchise qualified for the 2010 Super 14 final, and topped the table after the league phase on the back of a dominant defensive showing.Nienaber worked with the Springboks as a consultant ahead of the 2011 World Cup, and had a brief stint with the national side in early 2016 before moving with Erasmus to Munster.In 2018, he was given a permanent role with the team and allowed to develop a system that would ultimately win South Africa the 2019 World Cup. The Boks conceded just four tries over the course of the seven-game campaign.7. Nienaber continues to practice as a physiotherapist. In fact, it was due to his status as a medical professional that he was given access to the field during the World Cup. This allowed him to communicate and relay tactical messages to the team at crucial stages of a contest.8. Nienaber was appointed Springbok head coach in January 2020. The man himself has admitted that he has never been a head coach before – not even for a club side.However, Erasmus and the powers that be have been grooming Nienaber for the position for some time. Such a promotion from within the ranks is a first for South African rugby.9. Following his appointment, Nienaber joked that he would never get used to players calling him ‘Coach’. He’s walked a long road with individuals like Duane Vermeulen and Siya Kolisi, and they know him simply by his nickname, ‘Nienas’.10. Nienaber’s first season at the helm was meant to include Tests against Scotland and Georgia, a full Rugby Championship campaign and an end-of-year tour to Europe. The Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant restrictions forced the Boks to miss the entire 2020 season, though.Nienaber’s first Test in charge, some 18 months after his appointment, will be against Georgia in July. The South African took an unconventional route to coaching, as Jon Cardinelli explainslast_img read more

V3 HOUSE / TNT architects

first_imgManufacturers: Phuong Nam, Thanh Ngoc, Xingfa Aluminium ArchDaily Vietnam ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884869/v3-house-tnt-architects Clipboard Projects Other Participants:Trần Phúc Đạt, Nguyễn Cảnh Hoàng, Trần Văn YênCity:VinhCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Triệu ChiếnRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. Vietnam is a developing country. Metropolitans are built massively, accompany with the evolution of Internet technology. There are many consequences resulting from smoke, traffic jam, noise, pollution, and the lives are too busy and full of stresses. Vinh City is not an exception. V3 house is a silent corner in the noisy Vinh city. It is a peaceful space that helps us imagine and think of our memory. And then we could seek the human balance.Save this picture!© Triệu ChiếnV3 house structure has a large space throughout the main structure. That helps us imagine a traditional yard with the roof, it could also give us a picture of caves which are covered around by trees. The light passes through the leaves of trees and fades on the brick walls.Save this picture!© Triệu ChiếnSave this picture!Section V3 HOUSE / TNT architectsSave this projectSaveV3 HOUSE / TNT architectsSave this picture!© Triệu Chiến+ 25 Share Save this picture!© Triệu ChiếnThis space which is unreasonable and disproportionate with humans asks people to talk with themselves. It’s a new space with a modern and old language. It’s like a shelter where we awake the people memory with the belief that we can find the balance in thinking about memory.Save this picture!© Triệu ChiếnProject gallerySee allShow lessEaston Commercial Center / Lahdelma & Mahlamäki ArchitectsSelected ProjectsAgri Chapel / Yu Momoeda Architecture OfficeSelected Projects Share Area:  133 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: TNT architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses “COPY” Photographs:  Triệu Chiến Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Photographs Bùi Quang Tiến Year:  V3 HOUSE / TNT architects CopyHouses•Vinh, Vietnam 2016 CopyAbout this officeTNT architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesVinhVietnamPublished on December 06, 2017Cite: “V3 HOUSE / TNT architects” 06 Dec 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowerhansgroheShowers – Croma SelectGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GradationPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsCocowebLighting – Blackspot LED Barn LightUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemCeilingsSculptformTimber Batten Ceiling in All Souls ChapelHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniGlazedGrespaniaWall Tiles – Porto PetroThermalSchöckInsulation – Isokorb® Concrete to SteelCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterCompositesLamitechPlastic facades PanelexCarpetsHalcyon LakeCarpet – Nobsa GreyMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?V3 住宅,一个本我和自我的对话场所 / TNT architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Lead Architects: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/884869/v3-house-tnt-architects Clipboardlast_img read more

L2 Residence / Telles Arquitetura

first_img Photographs 2013 Brazil Year:  L2 Residence / Telles ArquiteturaSave this projectSaveL2 Residence / Telles Arquitetura Bernardo Telles Engineering:WE EngenhariaLandscaping:Landscape PaisagismoLuminotechnical:Studio ILUZConstruction:SQA ConstrutoraInterior Design:GarimpórioCity:Barra da TijucaCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiRecommended ProductsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodEGGERLaminatesWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. From a square plan with a 17-meter side length, two of its edges of almost blind lateral gables, offer greater privacy in relation to the neighbors. The other two sides generously open to the outside with large glass skins.Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThe arrangement of the project originated from the idea of six quadrants that compose the geometry of this plan, which basically results in two functional sectors, or two halves of a square: one with segmented areas to house the bedroom and bathroom areas and the other, with ample and fluid space for the communal area, seeking a spatial connection between the street, to the south, and the end of the lot to the north. Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiThis idea gained more force by borrowing a solution from Artigas in the Baeta house where an intermediate floor makes the articulation between the ground level and the top of the building. In this way, the front of the lot, usually residual space in closed allotment houses, has a more significant use, seeking a more cordial relationship with the street. Save this picture!© Leonardo FinottiPart of the construction is elevated from the ground where, in previous times there was mangrove, which is a predominant characteristic of that region. Concrete-reinforced structural balances offer protection against direct sunlight inside the building, which, together with cross-ventilation mechanisms, provide thermal control for the homeSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiSave this picture!Longitudinal SectionSave this picture!© Leonardo FinottiProject gallerySee allShow lessAurora Terrace / BC ArquitetosSelected Projects78 Corlett Drive Building / Daffonchio and AssociatesSelected Projects Share “COPY” Save this picture!© Leonardo Finotti+ 29Curated by Matheus Pereira Share “COPY” L2 Residence / Telles Arquitetura Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919148/l2-residence-telles-arquitetura Clipboard ArchDaily Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/919148/l2-residence-telles-arquitetura Clipboard Area:  442 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Leonardo Finotti Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Barra da Tijuca, Brazil Architects: Telles Arquitetura Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architect: Manufacturers: AutoDesk, 14 Bis, Brasil Imperial, Deca, Dimlux, Gerdau Corsa, Lumini, Palimanan, Set e Arte, Tecnocimento CopyAbout this officeTelles ArquiteturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesResidential ArchitectureBarra da TijucaBrazilPublished on June 18, 2019Cite: “L2 Residence / Telles Arquitetura” [Residência L2 / Telles Arquitetura] 18 Jun 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucets / SinkshansgroheKitchen SinksGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalPartitionsSkyfoldIntegrating Operable Walls in a SpaceRetractable StructuresShadeFXRetractable Canopies in Beverly HillsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesIsland Exterior FabricatorsSpecialty Facade SystemsWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsBars / Wire / MeshJakobWebnet – Sports NetSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMTiO2-free Mineral Paint – Soldalit®-ArteHanging LampsLuminisPendant Lights – HollowcoreHandicap BathroomAamsco Lighting, Inc.Mirror-Lux LED Illuminated MirrorMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

YouTube to introduce tip jar to video channels

first_imgYouTube to introduce tip jar to video channels Howard Lake | 5 July 2014 | News Tagged with: Digital video YouTube YouTube is to add a ‘tip-jar’-like function to video channels to enable viewers to make donations to their favourite channels and content. This can happen “at any time, for any reason”, according to YouTube’s YouTubecreator blog.The announcement was made by new YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki at the VidCon online video conference in Anaheim, California. She described the facility as “fan funding”, one of several new facilities that would be added to YouTube.The facility will enable viewers to donate an amount between $1 and $500.It seems that the online tip jar is more appropriate for artists, musicians and other creatives than charities’ video channels. Charities that are members of YouTube’s Nonprofit Program do after all have an online giving mechanism already. So perhaps it will be of most interest to fundraisers at arts and culture organisations.YouTube as crowdfunding channel?The introduction has led some to suggest that YouTube might be attempting to compete directly with crowdfunding services such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Indeed, the YouTube Creator blog compared its new service in those terms:“Your fans aren’t just watching your videos, they’re also helping support your channel through services like KickStarter, IndieGogo, Patreon and more. We’ll be adding another option for you, where fans will be able to contribute money to support your channel at any time, for any reason”.  Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Photo: tip jar by Rob Hyron on Shutterstock.com In fact, the tip-jar is more reminiscent of the model employed by crowdfunding site Patreon, in that it lets users reward creatives on a regular basis for new content, unlike the one-off campaigns with a target of the other crowdfunding sites.That said, there is far more to crowdfunding than simply a transaction mechanism. In addition, YouTube is introducing interactive cards for those who use third party crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter. These will generate a direct link to fundraising pages.Staged roll-outThe facility is currently being trialled with a small number of YouTube channels on desktop and Android. None of them are run by charities. YouTube is inviting other channel owners to sign up to trial the tip jar, but it is only open to channels and viewers in USA, Mexico, Japan and Australia.  107 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Benefits of Climate Seed Scripting Technology

first_img By Andy Eubank – May 2, 2018 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Benefits of Climate Seed Scripting Technology SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleFarm Bureau Encouraging Contact with Lawmakers for Farm Bill Support on the HAT Thursday Morning Edition Andy Eubank Benefits-of-Climate-seed-scripting-technologyPlanting activity has picked up the pace this week with great conditions for getting into the fields. Some of those planters are using variable rate seeding technology. Those advancements benefit all those farmers dealing with field variability.“Every field is unique, every situation and every year is unique, and so how do you start to plan for that variability that you see in your fields at the end of the year?” asks Luke Samuel with Climate, makers of the Climate FieldView advanced seed scripting solution. He says the planning process begins with building management zones and then spreading seed and fertility differently, depending on what the management zones call for.“The nice part about advanced scripting or manual script features within Climate FieldView is you can actually go in there, understand your best parts of your field, some of your toughest parts of your field and everything in between, and then spread your seed out accordingly to make sure you’re pushing the best parts of your field and you’re really holding flat on some of those tougher parts of your field so that each one of those acres is optimizing as much production as possible.”He says creating the management zones is quick and easy.“You need a layer of harvest data from years past or some imagery data so you can actually start to build those zones. Then, once you understand how your field breaks out as far as variability, you can either go in manually and set a prescription on your seeding rate for each of those zones, or with our advanced scripting feature, you can do that same type of script in about 5-10 minutes. It really is a quick and easy process where you select the hybrid, you select your yield goals.”In addition to significant time savings, Climate FieldView users of the advanced seed scripting solution averaged 5 bushels an acre increases compared to those who wrote their own scripts, and for those who need it, there is plenty of support available from Climate experts and www.climate.com.Hear more from Samuel here:Luke-Samuel-Climate-Fieldview Benefits of Climate Seed Scripting Technology SHARElast_img read more

Government blocks websites

first_img RSF protested to the Bahraini government about its blocking access to Internet websites. Follow the news on Bahrain News BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières – RSF) protested to the Bahraini government today about its blocking access to allegedly “offensive” and “sectarian” Internet websites and urged it to cancel the measure to restore the country’s good image.”This kind of step goes against your National charter, which specifically guarantees human rights,” RSF secretary-general Robert Ménard said in a letter to information minister Nabeel Yacoub al-Hamer, noting that Bahrain was known for its good press freedom situation.At least five websites, some of them run by the opposition, have been blocked by the government in recent days on grounds they were putting out dubious information, rumours and lies. The information minister said he would consider lifting the restrictions if the content of the sites was changed. Among the sites blocked are the London-based Bahrein Freedom Movement’s www.vob.org, as well as www.bahrainonline.org, the online newspaper Al-Manama (www.al-manama.net) and a site run by Islamic fundamentalist Abdel Wahab Hussein. News German spyware company FinFisher searched by public prosecutors Help by sharing this information March 17, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts October 14, 2020 Find out more June 15, 2020 Find out more Tenth anniversary of Bahraini blogger’s arrest to go further March 27, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government blocks websites Organisation News RSF_en BahrainMiddle East – North Africa Newslast_img read more

US — #WeeklyAddress: April 16–22: FBI whistleblower pleads guilty to leaking classified information

first_img Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Help by sharing this information NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists News News Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of April 16-22: United StatesAmericas United StatesAmericas Organisation Follow the news on United States Receive email alertscenter_img April 28, 2021 Find out more News RSF_en News April 24, 2018 US — #WeeklyAddress: April 16–22: FBI whistleblower pleads guilty to leaking classified information June 7, 2021 Find out more to go further FBI whistleblower pleads guilty to leaking classified information Terry Albury, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent, pleaded guilty to two felony violations of the Espionage Act in federal court on April 17. While prosecutors are asking for Albury to be sentenced to 46-57 months in prison, the defense is seeking a 37-46 month sentence. Last month, the Department of Justice (DOJ) indicted Albury for leaking classified information to a national media organization and retaining that information without permission. Though the media outlet was not specified in the federal search warrants, The Intercept published a story that included a set of classified FBI guidelines about the agency’s use of informants that correlated with the dates of Albury’s leak. Albury’s lawyers said in a statement that his actions were “an act of conscience” to raise awareness about racism within the FBI and towards minority communities, and one of the articles he leaked reveals the FBI’s secret guidelines for surveilling journalists. Betsy Reed, editor-in-chief of The Intercept, released a statement on April 17 saying that the news outlet will not reveal anonymous sources, but the DOJ’s “use of the Espionage Act to prosecute whistleblowers seeking to shed light on matters of vital public concern is an outrage.” Albury is the second whistleblower to be charged under the Espionage Act during Trump’s presidency, following the indictment of former NSA contractor Reality Winner in June 2017. Memos show that Trump proposed the idea of “jailing journalists” to get them to talk One of former FBI Director James Comey’s storied memos details a conversation he had with President Donald Trump in February 2017, when Trump suggested the DOJ jail journalists for reporting on classified information. The details of this meeting were first reported in May 2017 by The New York Times when one of Comey’s associates read the memo to a Times reporter. On April 19, the memos were widely published after the DOJ released copies to members of congress. In a memo dated February 14, 2017, Comey wrote: “The president then wrapped up our conversation by returning to the issue of finding leakers. I said something about the value of putting a head on a pike as a message. He replied by saying it may involve putting reporters in jail. ‘They spend a couple days in jail, make a new friend, and they are ready to talk.’” Trump’s disdain for US media has been illustrated through his verbal attacks on reporters and media outlets since even before he won the 2016 presidential election. In January, Trump released his “fake news awards” that targeted CNN, The Washington Post, and several other media outlets. Democratic National Committee files lawsuit against WikiLeaks The Democratic National Committee (DNC) filed a lawsuit on April 20 against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the Russian government, and other entities it says were involved in a plot to tilt the results of the 2016 presidential election by hacking DNC email servers and divulging its contents. The DNC also sued WikiLeaks for publishing the hacked information, saying it is liable for the damages it caused when it “willfully and intentionally disclosed” DNC communications. However, it is unknown whether WikiLeaks was involved or knew about the hacking in advance. The lawsuit against WikiLeaks could set a dangerous precedent, showing that any media outlet that publishes stolen information could be sued by the outlet or person that they are writing about. The DOJ under President Barack Obama attempted to prosecute WikiLeaks in 2010 for publishing State Department communications and classified information from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, but ultimately didn’t move forward with its case. Startup company creates shooting game that targets reporter Theranos, a startup blood testing company, created a video game targeting The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reporter John Carreyrou that was leaked on April 19. The leaked video shows Theranos employees playing the game, in which players can shoot at images of Carreyrou’s face. Theranos’ antagonism toward Carreyrou follows a series of articles about the company he published starting in 2015 revealing ways Theranos was misleading the public about its blood-testing technology. Prior to this, Theranos threatened WSJ with a lawsuit shortly after Carreyrou published a now-famous October 2015 article discrediting the company’s technology, and Vanity Fair reported Theranos employees once chanted “F*** you, Carreyrou” during an all-staff meeting. Displays of violence and verbal assaults against journalists are increasingly common in the United States, and have even come from the Oval Office. In July, President Trump re-tweeted a video of himself wrestling and violently punching a figure whose head was replaced by the CNN logo. Co-owner of Sinclair donates to Montana congressman who assaulted reporter Robert E. Smith, whose family owns Sinclair Broadcasting Group, has donated more than $10,000 to Montana Congressman Greg Gianforte who body-slammed The Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs on the eve of his election last year. The Guardian reported on April 17 that Smith gave a $5,400 campaign contribution to Gianforte last month and the same amount in 2017. He also donated $5,000 to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Smith did not disclose his involvement with Sinclair when making the donation, stating that he was self-employed at the time of the March donation and retired when he donated last year. Frederick Smith, vice-president and director at Sinclair, donated $1,000 to Gianforte the day after he assaulted Jacobs. Sinclair, the largest owner of local news channels in the country, has been under severe criticism for its recent anti “fake news” promos that appear to align with President Trump’s anti-media rhetoric. The promos show dozens of news anchors from company-owned local TV stations reciting an identical speech criticizing “biased” reporting in national media. NY police union attempts to block BuzzFeed from publishing NYPD records New York’s largest police union demanded the New York Police Department (NYPD) take legal action against online media outlet BuzzFeed to stop it from publishing police disciplinary records. The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) sent a letter on April 11 to Police Commissioner James O’Neill asking the NYPD to stop the media outlet from publishing a database of 1,800 secret disciplinary records, which includes allegations of misconduct and officers’ names. “As he has in the past, Mr. Lynch is accusing those who shine a light on bad behavior in the NYPD of stoking violence,” BuzzFeed spokesman Matt Mittenthal said in a statement. The NYPD did not pursue an injunction against BuzzFeed, which published its database on April 16. In the past, the NYPD released this data to the public but hasn’t done so since 2016. This is not the first time this year that PBA has attempted to prevent information of public interest from being released; in January, the police union attempted to block the release of body-cam footage of three police-related shootings. BuzzFeed has been criticized extensively by the Trump administration. Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen filed a defamation lawsuit against the news outlet in early January over the Trump-Russia dossier that BuzzFeed published, but dropped the lawsuit on April 17. Trump goes on a Twitter rampage against the media President Trump targeted The New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman in a series of tweets on April 21, calling her “a third rate reporter” who is part of the “dishonest media.” In his tweets Trump refers to an April 20 article written by Haberman, along with two other Times reporters, Sharon LaFraniere and Danny Hakim. The president attempted to discredit the media outlet by calling the sources mentioned in the article “non-existent.” The article stated that Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen has lessened his loyalty toward the president while he continues to face a federal criminal investigation over his business deals. The New York Times responded to Trump’s tweets: “We are extremely proud of @maggieNYT, who is a part of a team that just won a Pulitzer Prize. We stand by our story and our reporting.” Over the weekend, Trump also used Twitter to express his frustration with The Washington Post and NBC anchor Chuck Todd. Similar to his tweets about Haberman, Trump attempted to discredit The Washington Post by claiming that the sources they used did not exist, and described Todd as “Sleepy Eyes”—an insult he has used to describe the news anchor since 2011—in another tweet. President Trump frequently uses social media to discredit multiple news outlets by calling their reporting “fake news.” The United States ranks 43rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. June 3, 2021 Find out more Credit: YURI GRIPAS / AFP last_img read more