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Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 3 reasons why the FTSE 100 could crash below 7,000 points in 2020 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. Alan Oscroft | Sunday, 29th December, 2019 center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I’m pretty optimistic about the FTSE 100‘s prospects for 2020, but then I’ve always been bullish about shares based on my long-term view. But that doesn’t always work well in the shorter term, so what things might prove my optimism wrong?BrexitI have to start with Brexit. Alhough Boris Johnson’s withdrawal bill has passed parliament and we’re finally due to leave on 31 January, we’re still depending on less than a year of negotiations over what kind of trade deal we’ll get with the EU. And now that the PM has rushed into law a prohibition on that process going beyond 2020, fears of reverting to World Trade Organization (WTO) rules are back.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…Economists think a WTO situation would seriously damage the economy, and if that happens, it’s almost certain to hurt UK-centric businesses. I can see share prices turning sharply downwards again, with the banking sector being hard hit. I’d also expect a resulting weakening in house prices damaging shares in housebuilders and closely related companies.A possible upside is that global shares on the FTSE 100 could see their share prices gain if the pound crashes (which I expect it would), as they’re essentially valued in US dollars.World tradeResorting to global stocks with worldwide reach might not be much of a safety measure if world trade disputes continue, however. The source of the international woes is Donald Trump’s escalating trade tariff wars with China, where he doesn’t appear to understand how tariffs work. He seems to think that China would pay for the import duties and not American consumers, and didn’t appear to foresee retaliatory actions that are hurting American exporters.The whole thing is really just setting world free trade back into the dark ages of isolationism and protectionism, and a number of economic commentators are suggesting we’re on the cusp of a downwards turning point for the US economy. Manufacturing output in the US is weakening, and job growth appears to be slowing — and a tough economic spell in the US would affect the whole world and its stock markets, including the FTSE 100.Earnings downturnOne bright point of 2019 has been the high level of FTSE 100 dividends, with a quarter of the stocks in the index recently offering yields of better than 6%. That’s great for income seekers, and there are plenty of dividend stocks I find very attractive. But everything depends on the reliability of those dividends and the strength of the earnings that lie behind them.And a number of observers are asking whether we’re heading for a downturn in the earnings cycle and resulting downwards pressure on dividends. If we should see dividends being pared back as 2020 progresses, that could harm sentiment towards stocks in general and pull the Footsie down.StrategyWhat would I do to protect my stock portfolio from these possibilities? Well, nothing, because for one thing I remain a long-term optimist.I’m just going to carry on with my usual strategy of investing in good companies paying reliable dividends, as they’ll outlive politicians. And who knows — I still think we’ll get an EU trade deal, and there’s a US presidential election in 2020. 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first_imgÁngeles Maestro, spokesperson for the organization Red Roja (Red Network) in Spain, sent the following message to the Russian organization Red Spring. It salutes May 9, the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Berlin from the Nazis by the Soviet Red Army and the end of World War II in Europe. Translation by John Catalinotto.Soldiers hoist the Red Flag over the Reichstag, the German parliament building, as the USSR’s Red Army takes Berlin in May 1945 as the final step in total victory over Nazi Germany. Credit: Yevgeny KhaldeiThe entry of the Red Army into Berlin, fixed in memory by the dramatic image of the soldier hanging the Red Flag from the Reichstag, marked not only the end of World War II, but provided a powerful portrait of just what made up the decisive forces capable of defeating the Nazi monster that capitalism in crisis had engendered.The devastating experience of the German invasion, together with the vivid memory of the October Revolution and the subsequent victory over all international reaction, allowed the Soviet people to understand exactly what the dilemma formulated by Rosa Luxemburg, “Socialism or Barbarism,” entails and to what extent the defense of life and the struggle for socialism are one and the same thing. This is how the most heroic feat of all time was born.Another image intimately linked with the Reichstag seizure, one less known and even obscured, has the same roots. It occurred in the Mauthausen extermination camp [Linz, Austria], in June 1941, that is, a few days after the Nazi attack on the USSR. There seemed to be no room for any future. Despite the obstacles, Spanish communists imprisoned in that camp set up a clandestine organization. At night, stripped naked, taking advantage of the fact that they were gathered in the patio for a disinfection, in the place programmed to annihilate all hope, they took the first decisions to create the structure that four years later would allow the prisoners themselves to liberate the camp.  (workers.org/2019/05/42252/)It is this unwavering will to fight and hope, together with the assumption of responsibility by each individual in the collective task of preparing for the birth of a new society, a task that places the development of all the capacities of all human beings as a central objective, that made the victory of the USSR possible, as well as so many hidden feats like that of liberating Mauthausen.Today, in the impoverished hospitals, the sick are crowded together because they lack the resources that have been gobbled up by private capital. Today, millions of people have lost their jobs. Today, the vitality, intelligence and creativity of those who do not have the resources to develop them are being squandered. Today, in these difficult times, the Red Flag on the Reichstag is the most conspicuous affirmation of hope for the future.The infection is caused by the coronavirus, but the epidemic is capitalism.Some revolutionary processes have strayed from their initial objectives for different reasons, but they did not die. They remain in the memory and in the heart of their people and of all the oppressed of the world. And most important of all, these are not permanent defeats, but temporary failed attempts on the inevitable road of defeating capitalist barbarism and lighting the path to the true history of humanity.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img Loading… The Gunners are reportedly not keen on extending Ozil’s mammoth contract, which expires in 2021. And Turkish TV host Acun Ilicali says Ozil prefers a move to Istanbul. “I receive lots of questions about Mesut Ozil. I believe in the future the good things will happen,” he said in a live Instagram Q&A, via Sport Witness.Advertisement A close friend of Mesut Ozil’s says the midfielder will likely join Fenerbahce if he leaves Arsenal. Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee “I’m not in a position to give details but I know our president is also working hard for this. “When his contract with Arsenal will expire, the favourites would be Fenerbahce. We are also working on that front. read also:Ramadan Kareem: Pogba , Salah, Ozil, others send out wishes to fans “I really wanted to tell you in more detail, but I cannot. We’ll talk about these things when the time comes.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

first_imgPORTLAND, Ore. >> Paul Pierce had played in 159 playoff games, including a brief appearance in Game 1 of the Clippers’ series with Portland.Pierce played 10 minutes and 41 seconds in his first playoff game with the Clippers. He was the 11th man off the bench, and they were the fewest minutes he’d ever played in his playoff career.Things, though, were about to get tougher.In the Clippers’ Game 2 win, Pierce didn’t play. In Game 3, he played fewer than five minutes. After two games of futility, Portland’s high-powered backcourt of Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum couldn’t be corralled. Forced to trap even more aggressively, the Clippers didn’t account for Mason Plumlee, who took control as the Trail Blazers’ primary distributor.It was total defensive failure, one the team had to relive Sunday during an extensive film session.“We’re not going to win a lot of games playing the way we played last night,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “I really believe you can miss as many shots as you want and win the game if you play right, if you follow the game plan and you still have a chance to win. I thought last night, we were very fortunate to somehow be in that game.”There are tough truths you need to face in the playoffs, and if you don’t address them, the Clippers could be headed back to L.A. in a completely different position.And, this is where Pierce can step in.An expert on the psychology of a playoff series, Pierce’s knowledge flooded out once the gates were open.“You have to play with a sense of urgency. Every game has to be like that. You’ve got to understand that games on the road are going to be a lot tougher than games at home,” he said. “…The mental aspect has to change on the road. You can’t expect calls. You have to have urgency, You have to match their intensity. All those things have to go up on the road, especially after a loss.”Pierce continued to talk about mentality, especially headed into a pivotal Game 4.“You try to get a team down, get them desperate,” he said. And, then it’s the mental part of it. We have the talent. We know we can play. You can’t go into a game where you’re up 2-0 and think it’s going to be easy. You have to change that whole approach.“Now, it’s 2-1. This could be a whole new series if they beat us, so we have to come in with our backs against the wall. We want to create doubt in their heads, and when you go up 3-1, you create a lot of doubt.”And, Rivers doesn’t doubt that Pierce will still make an impact on the court.“I do. I really do,” Rivers said. “I don’t know when or where, but he will. I’m confident of that.”If Pierce was able to impart his wisdom and help the Clippers get mentally right, he might’ve already had one. “It’s difficult to not play when you’ve been playing your whole career,” Pierce said.But Pierce knows that this is the time of year where “difficult” can’t be an excuse. That’s why he hasn’t let that silence his voice.It’s why he’s still acting as a leader behind the scenes, readying himself for what could be a series-changing moment.Heading into Game 4 Monday, the Clippers are going to have to deal with difficulties, and like Pierce, they have to meet the challenges.After losing 96-88 Saturday night, the Clippers officially find themselves in a series.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgAccording to Gov. Ron DeSantis, one million doses of a drug used to treat malaria and lupus are being shipped to Florida to treat coronavirus patients.Gov. Ron DeSantis said on Tuesday that Amneal Pharmaceuticals is sending a massive shipment of hydroxychloroquine to the state and it’s expected to arrive on Wednesday. Teva Pharmaceuticals is also sending a shipment of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, an antibiotic commonly known as a Z-Pak, to Florida from India.The combination of those two drugs has been used to treat COVID-19 patients across Florida.Gov. DeSantis said those drugs would be delivered to hospitals right away.Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients.However, health officials said it hasn’t been fully vetted as a treatment for COVID-19 and does have side effects.Dr. Sunil Kumar with Broward Health said “I think we need to have every option that’s available for these patients.”last_img read more

first_img                The iconic Vanity, a fixture for fillies and mares since its inception at Hollywood Park in 1940, has been shortened from a mile and one eighth and will be run for the 75th time on Saturday. The Vanity has been carded as the seventh race on an 11-race program. With first post time at 2 p.m., approximate post time for the Vanity Mile is at 5 p.m. PDT. Q. Beholder has been in your care for more than four years now. She was 21-1 first time out and was a well beaten fourth in a maiden special weight going 5 ½ furlongs at Hollywood Park on June 28, 2012. Thinking back, what were your initial impressions of her? A. “We thought she was special right from the start. I thought I had her a little more ready than she was the first time out. But it turned out she needed one. I hadn’t pressed on her real hard, but we always had big hopes for her.”Q. She doesn’t seem to have lost even a half a step over the years. Is she as good now or better than she’s ever been? A. “You’d like to think she is as good. You’d like to think she’s better, but I don’t know what that would take (to demonstrate).” Q. Dating back to the 1970s, our game has been driven in large part by the commercial breeding market. That said, Mr. Hughes made the call to run Beholder at age six and following her win in the Adoration he said that if all goes well for the remainder of the year, she’ll be back in training next year, at age seven. Do you think this could encourage others to keep their horses in training longer and let the breeding shed wait? A. “The market is very important. It’s a lot more important to people like me and you than it is to Wayne Hughes. I think he added up everything it would take to have another one as good as her, but Mr. Hughes, at this point in his life (82) looked at all the percentages and said ‘Why not just keep her running?’ The chances of her producing something as good as she is are pretty tough. Think of all the yearlings, stallion fees and expenses. People tend to follow what works, so if it does, they might be inclined to keep them running. If it doesn’t, they’ll probably tell us how stupid we were for doing it.” Q. When you look at her career numbers coming into the Vanity, they’re staggering. A three-time Eclipse Award winner. Sixteen wins from 21 starts. Thirteen overall stakes wins, 11 of them graded and nine of them Grade I’s. She’s won seven in a row. She’s an amazing 12 for 13 at Santa Anita and she’s got earnings of more than $4.4 million. When you reflect on all of that, what do you think? A. “That’s what I mean when I say how hard it would be to replace her.” Q. Gary Stevens has won 10 out 11 races with her. The Vanity comes up a lot tougher than her last race, the (Grade III) Adoration did here on May 8. Do you discuss strategy with Gary? A. “I saw Gary this morning, but we just said ‘Hi’ and didn’t talk about anything. We pretty much let him figure it out, how to do it. In her last race there was only one way to go. This is a real race and there’s some good horses in there. Callaghan’s mare (Taris) comes off that big win sprinting and sometimes when horses win like that, they get pretty brave and keep winning. It should be a horse race. Sadler’s filly (Stellar Wind, Eclipse Champion 3-year-old filly last year), who knows how much she’s developed this year? We know she was a pretty good filly last year, we know that. We’ll pretty much let Gary figure out what to do.” Q. Beholder spiked a fever October when she shipped to Keeneland for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which forced her to miss the race. It’s gotta be a great feeling knowing that with the Breeders’ Cup being here at Santa Anita in November, you don’t have to put her on an airplane? A. “Absolutely, yeah. We’ve not had success shipping, although I’ve got three strikes out of the way with her, so I’m ready to go on now. Seriously, it really helps, it makes us feel better, knowing we’re going to be running right here.”                                                        Q. With horses like Beholder, Stellar Wind, Nyquist, Exaggerator, Songbird, California Chrome and American Pharoah, Santa Anita-based horses seem to be dominating on many levels, nationally and internationally. That said, there are those who contend we have far too many horses that are trained by far too few people and that the game would be stronger if that issue was addressed. Do you agree? A. “I agree with that. Mr. Kilroe (Frank E., Santa Anita’s longtime Director of Racing spanning three decades, from the early 1950s to the mid-80s) would be rolling over in his grave. My overall business is fine. I haven’t had any concerns, but I honestly don’t have all the answers. If I had the answer, I’d love to put it out there and try to fix things.” ARCADIA, Calif. (June 2, 2016)–When the mighty Beholder finally calls it a day as a racehorse, she will soon join her Hall of Fame trainer, Richard Mandella in racing’s most exclusive club. With the ultimate objective for the 6-year-old Henny Hughes mare the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita in November, Mandella, who already has eight Breeders’ Cup wins to his credit, reflected on what has been and what could be for his stable superstar as she seeks her eighth consecutive win in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Vanity Mile at Santa Anita.last_img read more