A UK share and a US stock I’d buy in my Stocks and Shares ISA today

first_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. See all posts by Royston Wild Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Avast Plc. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” The ongoing Covid-19 crisis and rising global inflation pose significant threats to the economic recovery. But I’d still buy this UK share and this US tech stock in my Stocks and Shares ISA. I believe they could create big shareholder returns over the next 10 years.Electric avenueThe drive towards electric-powered vehicles is going from strength. Just this week, Volvo announced that none of its cars will carry combustion engine technology from 2030. It’s the latest in a string of major carmakers to announce a doubling-down in the electric vehicle (EV) field in recent months. And it provides a brilliant opportunity for UK and US share investors to make money, in my opinion.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…I particularly like the look of Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS). This company manufactures electric delivery vehicles and this puts it in great shape to ride two hot growth trends — the rising popularity of greener vehicles and the explosion of e-commerce. The company has an order backlog of 8,000 vehicles. And it plans to ramp up production to 1,800 vans this year to meet ballooning demand.A bump in the roadWorkhorse’s share price collapsed last week. Investors sprinted for the exits after the EV maker unexpectedly lost out on a huge contract with the US Postal Service. The deal could have seen the US share build up to 165,000 trucks over a 10-year period for the courier.The news was, of course, a massive blow to the fledgling vehicle maker. The EV sector is hugely competitive and it’s possible that more contract disappointments could come down the line too. But as I type today, I still think Workhorse could become one of the top players in the niche EV arena. And this could deliver big shareholder returns.City analysts expect sales at the firm to explode over the medium term. But they still expect Workhorse to remain loss-making over the next couple of years at least. Losses of 0.38 and 0.04 US cents per share are forecast for 2021 and 2022 respectively.A top UK share from the FTSE 100Let’s step away from EVs now and look at Avast (LSE: AVST) of the FTSE 100. I think cybersecurity is another fast-growing tech sector that could make UK and US share investors lots of money during the 2020s.I see Avast as a strong UK cybersecurity share to buy today. The £4.8bn market cap has the scale to make the most of its rapidly-expanding market. And a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 21 times makes it cheaper than many other London-listed IT services shares, even though it’s not ‘cheap’. Research from Atlas VPN illustrates how rapidly the problem of cyber threats is growing. It looked at data from intelligence firm Risk Based Security and estimated that 37bn data records were leaked in 2020. That’s up a staggering 140% from the previous year. This further explains why companies all over the globe are increasing investment to protect their IT systems and that favours Avast.A word of warning, though — its toppy multiple could cause its share price to sink if trading softens for whatever reason. Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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Formless void and re-creation

first_img Rector Washington, DC By John McGintyPosted Dec 17, 2012 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Albany, NY Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID F. 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Families who have lost loved ones are held in the prayers today of those whose dear ones died in prior days at Aurora, Colorado, at the Amish country West Nickel Mines School in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, at Columbine High School, and at almost innumerable other sites where the formless void has erupted among us. Again and again.Thirdly, we can marshal the tools needed to take a step back and assess our society and our culture.   This society and culture are not alien to us.  They are us.  And so we have the responsibility to ask: why do these crimes of mass murder afflict this nation like a plague?  The by-now usual suspects will be rounded up as this national discussion is, for the moment at least, renewed.  And they must be.  There will always be mental illness in our population, suffered by individuals and if not taken seriously, potentially bringing suffering to many beyond the ill individuals and their families.  There will always be violence among us, though statistically violence has decreased worldwide.  But will there always be as many firearms among us?  Will they always be as available as they are?  Will the weapons in the hands of the enraged, the out-of-control, the ill, always be those capable of creating the bloodiest carnage?  Will we ever possess the heart, the character, the strength as a people to struggle through a shared conversation on this constellation of grievous topics until we reach a conclusion which, if not shared by all, we can at least live with, rather than die by suddenly and helplessly?The voices of twenty children, and those of adults who cared and loved and educated them, were stilled yesterday  at Sandy Hook.  Our voices are not.  To paraphrase Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, “Some are guilty, but all are responsible.”  Living, able to speak, we are responsible to insist that a national conversation on more-than-adequate mental healthcare for all, and on firearm violence among us, begins now and does not cease until we as a people are satisfied and at peace.Disorder will continue to afflict our world.  But we are responsible nonetheless, in the sight of God, to bring order out of chaos.  As often as we must.— The Very Rev. Canon John P. McGinty is dean of the George Mercer School of Theology in Garden City, New York, in the Diocese of Long Island and as the diocese’s canon for formation. Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Featured Events The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector Columbus, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Comments (1) Rector Pittsburgh, PA December 18, 2012 at 9:27 pm Let’s avoid the Constitutional question over the right to keep and bear arms and simply tax each bullet $5.00. Put the money to helping those with mental illness.Bill Thewalt Comments are closed. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Job Listing Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Formless void and re-creation Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL last_img read more

592 Beer Inter-Village Football Festival| Paradise, Friendship through to semi-finals

first_imgPARADISE and Friendship secured semi-final berths in the 592 Beer Inter-Village Football Festival on Christmas Day, defeating Buxton and Mahaica respectively via penalty kicks at the Buxton Community Centre ground.Paradise will now match skills with Friendship in the semi-final round on December 29 at the same venue. The second semi-final will pit Golden Grove against Beterverwagting (BV).Paradise defeated Buxton 4-3 on penalty kicks, after normal time ended 2-2. Buxton commenced the shoot-out and stumbled, failing from the mark as the goalkeeper completed a save.Paradise seized the opportunity to take the lead as they scored. Both teams then scored in the second round, as Paradise maintained their one-goal lead at 2-1. The third round mirrored the second, with both teams netting from the distance to take the score to 3-2.The fourth section continued the trend of the previous two rounds, as both teams scored to push the score to 4-3. However, Buxton sealed their own exit, as they blasted over the crossbar in the fifth round.Prior to their exit, Buxton opened the scoring in the sixth minute as Derrick Weekes lashed his effort into the lower right side. The lead quickly ballooned to 2-0, with Esan Hamer rifling his attempt into the right corner from the left side.This lead was maintained heading into the halftime interval. However, Paradise pulled one back in the 70th minute through Teshawn Gordon, who blasted into the roof of the net. The score was then levelled in the 88th minute when Quincy Adams slotted home inside the left of the box.Meanwhile, Friendship bested Mahaica 5-4 on sudden-death penalty kicks, after regulation time ended 3-3.For Friendship, Dillon Wright copped a double in the 10th and 27th minutes while Clive Andries added a goal in the 62nd minute.For Mahaica, Travis Adams fashioned a brace in the 15th and 41st minutes, while Shamar McPherson made an 80th minute strike.The eventual champions of the event will pocket $500 000 and the championship trophy. On the other hand, the second-, third- and fourth-place finishers will receive $200 000, $150 000 and $100 000 respectively and the corresponding trophy.Similarly, individual prizes will also be awarded for Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament, MVP of the final, Best Goalkeeper of the tournament and the Best Goalkeeper of the final. Some of the major sponsors of the tournament include Bakewell Guyana Incorporated, ExxonMobil, the NSC, Flavours Boss and the Colin Talbot Construction Services.last_img read more

Hoornstra: Hall of Fame voting has become a feedback loop

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros We all write things in private that we would never share publicly, like a child secretly passing a folded-up note in class. Baseball’s Hall of Fame ballot is, for some voters, a secret folded-up note. We always discover the note eventually, but we don’t always learn who wrote it. In fact, we learn every year that the authors of some notes want to keep their identities hidden.Of the 397 BBWAA members who returned a ballot this year, all but one checked the box next to Derek Jeter’s name. The dissident has so far remained anonymous. To some fans, the Jeter-less ballot spoke louder than the other 396.Omitting Jeter was hardly a criminal act, let alone an affront to baseball tradition. Only Mariano Rivera has been listed on more than 99.7 percent of all Hall of Fame ballots since the first group was inducted in 1936. And there have been less sensible ballot omissions in history. Joe DiMaggio needed four tries to become a Hall of Famer, Yogi Berra two. Thirty-six voters left Jackie Robinson off their ballot in 1972.Cooperstown has received many taboo ballots and will receive many more in the years to come. The BBWAA has called for total transparency, for an end to secret ballots. Yet the Hall of Fame continues to allow anonymity to the voters who request it. This “private option,” if you will, always leads to interesting results. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield I know of at least two voters in the past decade who were ensnared by the trap of giving sincere votes to a player who was named on no other public ballots. (In each case, their player was named on one private ballot.) Since the anonymous voters couldn’t serve as a lightning rod for public criticism, guess who did? Those two voters haven’t cast a public ballot since.The BBWAA has pushed for transparency. Although I am a BBWAA member, I am two years short of receiving my first Hall of Fame ballot. There’s time for my perspective on this to evolve. In lieu of any first-hand experience, I can offer an observation: Hall of Fame voting has become a feedback loop.There’s a reason the social media era gave birth to the first unanimous ballot. It’s the same reason the ballots missing Jeter, and those including Ibañez, Dunn, Penny and Putz, remain anonymous. The power of the secret ballot lies in the diversity of thought it promotes.You can turn to the politics section of this newspaper and see the same phenomenon play out on its pages. When it comes to Hall of Fame voting, ostracizing the dissidents seems less consequential. Then as now, however, the three dozen voters who stiffed Jackie Robinson have some explaining to do. Dunn broke in with the Reds in 2000 and bounced around to the Diamondbacks, Nationals, White Sox and A’s during a 14-year career. He was a curious player by the standards of his day, combining a high on-base percentage with lots of home runs and even more strikeouts. (Dunn led his league in K’s four times.) By contemporary standards, however, his skill set is downright common.Add it up, and these four players have six All-Star Game appearances among them. None won an MVP award, or a Cy Young, or was named Rookie of the Year. In 59 combined seasons, the quartet has garnered fewer accolades than Justin Verlander.If social media wasn’t made for disseminating information, it was made for backlash. Tuesday turned Baseball Twitter into one big comment section for the Jeter-less ballot. The commentary overshadowed the usual vitriol reserved for the one-vote down-ballot darlings du jour. It’s not by coincidence that the Ibañez/Dunn/Penny/Putz voters haven’t outed themselves. They don’t need to read the comments section to know what’s coming. Who would voluntarily raise their hand and direct faux outrage toward him or herself?Related Articlescenter_img Harvard-Westlake alum Lucas Giolito throws no-hitter for White Sox The ballots that fascinate me most are not those that omit Jeter, Robinson, Berra or DiMaggio. I’m more interested in ballots with checkmarks next to names such as Adam Dunn, Brad Penny, J.J. Putz, and Raul Ibañez. It’s a slightly more consequential version of the “Remember Some Guys” bit.Dunn, Penny, Putz and Ibañez each received a single, anonymous vote this year.Ibañez, a left fielder for the Mariners, Royals, Phillies, Yankees and Angels from 1996-2014, never led his league in a major hitting category. He made one All-Star team.Putz was a closer for 4-1/2 of his 11 full major-league seasons. He retired with 189 career saves, one All-Star Game appearance, and no black ink on his resume.Penny had his best years with the Dodgers, leading the NL in wins in 2006. He won 121 games before retiring with the Marlins in 2014, 14 years after his debut. Dodgers’ Will Smith: ‘I feel like it’s been five years’ since his 2019 debut Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros last_img read more

Stalling Celtics have made many changes but minimal progress

first_imgThe careless exchange — and immediate reactions to it — came amid a big Raptors run in Toronto’s 118-95 thumping of Boston (37-24). Those are the types of moments that have made the season so excruciating for the Celtics and have cast doubt on the organization’s direction. Two years and a flurry of moves after losing in the 2017 Eastern Conference finals in five games to the Cavaliers, it’s unclear whether general manager Danny Ainge’s roster has gotten any closer to winning a championship.TRADE RUMORS: Celts told Pelicans everyone available in Anthony Davis dealIn fact, Boston is in a similar place in many respects. It’s projected to make another deep playoff run but not expected to claim a title. It’s filled with elite talent but still eyeing better players elsewhere in the league.In 2016-17, Boston had one real Eastern Conference foe in Cleveland; now it has three or four legitimate threats, depending on one’s view of the Pacers following Victor Oladipo’s season-ending injury.Two years ago, the Celtics were led by an MVP-caliber point guard (Isaiah Thomas) and Al Horford, and they surrounded that duo with a deep cast of role players. Boston actively courted impending free agent Gordon Hayward and hoped to add other stars with the help of a stockpile of draft picks.This year’s version of the team has paired a different star point guard (Kyrie Irving) with Al Horford, and a new group of role players has given coach Brad Stevens sufficient depth. Jayson Tatum is almost certainly a better third piece than anyone on the Celtics two years ago. But Irving can leave as a free agent this offseason — Thomas still had another year of team control in the previous iteration of the Celtics — and Boston no longer has the same draft pick arsenal. That means, in order to acquire another star (such as Anthony Davis), it might need to part with Tatum and remove a key part of what has made the team so promising at times this season.MORE: Stevens faults defense; Kyrie says little in responsePlus, Horford is now 32, his prime years slipping away as this franchise treads water. Kyrie Irving’s body sagged after the bounce pass from Celtics teammate Marcus Morris skidded several feet outside his reach Tuesday night. Morris couldn’t believe it either, slumping over as he watched what could have been an easy assisted 3-pointer instead become Boston’s sixth of 10 first-half turnovers.For anyone who has watched the increasingly unhappy Celtics over the past few months, it was a familiar sight. It isn’t entirely surprising, then, when shoulders slump, teammates exchange harsh words in timeouts or a blank-faced Marcus Smart sits in apparent shock on the bench, shirt pulled up over his mouth after witnessing his teammates let Raptors forward Pascal Siakam dribble the length of the floor for a slam to put Toronto up 26 points in the third quarter.There’s a lot at stake, and unlike teams that have already won a title or teams still unquestionably on the rise, it’s becoming more likely with each Celtics clunker that this dysfunctional roller coaster is actually their peak.Boston is running out of time to prove otherwise.last_img read more