Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Stock market rally: 4 UK shares I might buy in my Stocks and Shares ISA for 2021 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS. 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’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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild | Sunday, 20th December, 2020 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. It’s that time when stock pickers start thinking of what to buy for the upcoming year. There are plenty of UK shares that are on my own Stocks and Shares ISA watchlist for 2021. Even if the economic outlook remains cloudy I plan to continue building my shares portfolio with a view to making large long-term gains.4 UK shares on my ISA radarLet’s say you’re confident that the global economy will roar back into life in 2021. Which UK shares could rocket in value as confidence flows back into financial markets? Here are four top stocks I think could soar during a new bull market: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…#1: St James’s PlaceFurther signs that the global economy is climbing off its knees should continue to boost investor confidence. And this stands to boost business activity at investment specialists like St James’s Place in 2021. I wouldn’t just buy this particular UK share on the basis of its strong client inflows next year though. Favourable demographic trends like a rapidly-ageing population, allied with the rising complexity of the personal finance market, means that demand for St James’s Place’s services should rise strongly over the long term.#2: ASOSThere’s a number of reasons I reckon fashion retailer ASOS is a perfect pick for 2021. A successful Covid-19 vaccine means that Britons will be getting out and about again for work and pleasure. And this particular retailer sells clothing across all price points — as well as a broad range of designer labels — to make the most of this opportunity. What’s more, as one of the country’s most popular e-commerce retailers, ASOS is in great shape to exploit the Internet shopping explosion to the max.#3: PRS REIT In recent days I’ve explained why buying PRS REIT is a better idea than investing in buy-to-let. The quick version is that returns from UK shares like this can be higher while these sorts of investments are significantly more hassle free. Latest updates from PRS REIT underlined why I’m a fan of this particular stock too. The business is accelerating construction of its homes to capitalise on the rental boom. And it recently put up its 3,000th home. It hopes to have 5,200 properties on its portfolio by the end of 2021.#4: AO WorldSales of all sorts of consumer goods would rise quickly at the early stage of the economic recovery. This includes sellers of big-ticket goods like electricals retailer AO World. This particular retail giant has an extra ace up its sleeve, though. Like ASOS, its online-only model means that it has the systems and the structure in place to ride the rocketing e-commerce segment to the max. In fact, the online shopping boom makes AO World a great play not just on 2021 but for the long term. 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News RSF_en March 26, 2021 Find out more Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Facebook Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV June 20, 2019 Ukrainian journalist dies of head injuries sustained in attack Follow the news on Ukraine Help by sharing this information September 7, 2020 Find out more Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media Organisation Receive email alerts News February 26, 2021 Find out more News UkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeImpunityCitizen-journalistsViolence to go further UkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abuses Council of EuropeImpunityCitizen-journalistsViolence Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is shocked to learn that Ukrainian journalist Vadym Komarov died today from the head injuries he sustained in a still unpunished attack on 4 May in the central city of Cherkasy. Combatting impunity for violence against journalists should be a matter of the utmost urgency for the Ukrainian authorities, RSF said.Komarov was well known for his investigative reporting on corruption in Cherkasy and had been the target of several murder attempts in recent years. An investigation was opened into the brutal attack – now a murder – in the city centre on 4 May but it remains unpunished.Komarov’s death comes less than two weeks after cameraman Vadym Makaryuk was attacked and badly beaten while filming a violent clash between traders, war veterans and far-right activists in a market in the northeastern city of Kharkov on 7 June, with the result that he was hospitalized in a critical condition with cerebral haemorrhaging. His life is no longer in danger but he has amnesia and his right hand is paralysed.“Vadym Komarov’s murder highlights the alarming level of violence that journalists face in Ukraine and the urgent need to combat impunity for this violence,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “It is time to get to grips with this problem in order to prevent a climate of intimidation from taking hold. We call on the authorities to do everything possible to ensure that this murder and the other attacks against journalists do not remain unpunished.”After falling for several years, cases of violence against journalists in Ukraine began to rise again in 2018. According to the Institute of Mass Information (IMI), an RSF partner organization, at least six journalists were beaten or injured during the first five months of 2019, 12 were threatened and 48 were subjected to various forms of obstruction including assault, smashing of equipment and denial of access. Most of these attacks went unpunished, as did well-known journalist Pavel Sheremet’s shocking murder in Kiev in 2016.Ukraine is ranked 102nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. News
Load remaining images On Friday, Lettuce kicked off their two-night stand at Playstation Theater in the heart of New York City’s iconic Times Square. Fresh off the release of their new EP Mt. Crushmore this week, the band was at the top of their game, featuring their full arsenal of talented musicians: Adam Smirnoff, Jesus Coomes, Ryan Zoidis, Eric “Benny” Bloom, Neal Evans, Adam Deitch, Eric Krasno, and now-permanent member Nigel Hall.At the band’s Playstation Theater run last November, Nigel Hall was just a featured guest, coming in to sing a pair of soulful covers ahead of the release of his debut solo album, Ladies and Gentleman…Nigel Hall. This time around, now a regular member of the lineup, Hall and the rest of the band shined, delivering fan favorites new and old–cuts from the new release, jazzy, focused improv, and some sing-along covers, including “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by British 80’s pop act Tears For Fears.For the encore, the band had a trick up their sleeve: Fresh off a performance of School Of Rock down the block, guitar prodigy Brandon “Taz” Niederauer joined the band to help them “crush” their Crush anthem “Sounds Like A Party”. Watch fan-shot video of the encore sit-in below, thanks to YouTube user Nick Fitanides:Lettuce is connecting right now–firing on all cylinders–and they’ve never sounded better. And with one more night in Times Square tonight, the party is just getting started.Check out photos from Lettuce’s night one dance party below courtesy of Capacity Images.
“It’s important for society to know the impacts (of correct application),” said C. WayneJordan, head of the Agricultural Services Labs with the University of Georgia College ofAgricultural and Environmental Sciences. The test, Jordan said, helps everyone. It’s inexpensive, user-friendly and readily availablethrough your countyextension office. If you’re a homeowner or farmer, you may be wasting your money. You may be amongthe many Georgians who squander thousands of dollars annually by using fertilizersimproperly. Money isn’t the only issue. Using fertilizers wrong hurts the environment, too. “At the same time,” he said, “many Georgia soils need lime. You need to make sure you’reputting on the right amount of the right material.” “The more you apply, the more potential you have for runoff into streams and lakes,”Jordan said. “Landowners and farmers should determine the soil’s fertility levels anddecide what its needs are in terms of fertilizer or lime. We need to limit the likelihood ofgroundwater and stream contamination.” Private labs are also available in some areas. Certain elements consistently show up in levels that are either too high or too low forcertain crops. Jordan said you should know how much to add for each situation. “The soil is drier and fields are cleaner in fall,” he said. “And because such materials suchas lime take time to react in the soil, it’s best to test early in the fall rather than waitinguntil winter or spring.” Not having a soil test means not knowing what to do for your plants, said Henry Hibbs,Extension Service coordinator in Oconee County. “So many people treat their plants’ poor growth symptoms when all they need is a goodfertilizer program,” Hibbs said. “They miss the core problem — an unbalanced soilnutrition program.” The best time to test is now, Jordan said. “People think only farmers need to know this,” Jordan said. “But people with gardens,lawns and ornamental plants need to know this just as much.” The results are easy to read, understand and apply to your soil. “After the test you can goto your fertilizer or garden supplier and know exactly what to buy and how to apply it,”Jordan said. “Your test is only as good as your sample,” Hibbs said. “The more specific you are withyour sample information, the better the results and recommendations.” “We’re concerned with the amount of phosphorous that goes on the soil over the longterm,” he said. “Many of our soil samples from homeowners and some field crops areshowing high phosphorous levels. “Testing your soil can help you accurately match the requirements of the soil and plantsand limit excess runoff,” he said. “Farmers can also maximize their profits and keep costsdown for themselves and consumers if they know how much (fertilizer or lime) to add tothe soil.” Hibbs said the UGA test is free for farmers and commercial horticulture growers. There isa small charge for others. “It costs $4 per sample,” he said. “But you can save money byconsolidating your samples and not overfertilizing by guessing.” Avoiding costly mistakes is easy with a soil test, Jordan said. “You will receive instructions, the proper paperwork and sample bags,” he said. “Theextension agents will mail the samples, provide the results and answer questions.”
Whether they were there for the first, second or third time, there was nothing quite like the pressure of wrestling for a state championship, as four local stars would discover last weekend.At Albany’s Times Union Center, West Genesee’s all-time wins leader, Nate Wade, sought Division I (large school) honors at 132 pounds as Solvay’s Tyriq Block did the same at 182 pounds.Meanwhile, in Division II, two wrestlers from the Marcellus program did the same, with sophomore Carl Santariello competing at 106 pounds and Dylan Price, an Onondaga High School wrester now affiliated with the Mustangs, was in his third state meet, seeking a place finish at 145 pounds. Wade, who was a 99-pound wrestler when he went to the 2018 state meet, started in the opening round against Clarkstown South’s Jake Sullivan.And it proved to be a wild bout, Wade going out in front 6-2 and, when Sullivan pulled within a point, 6-5, Wade answered with seven points in the final period to pull away and take it by a 13-7 margin.But now Wade had to deal with undefeated top seed Zach Redding, from Eastport-South Manor, in the quarterfinals. Redding would prevail 13-5, sending Wade to the consolation bracket. When Wade defeated Beckett Herman (Hendrick Hudson) 7-2 and Sean Garofal (Rockland) 12-5, he guaranteed a podium spot, but overtime defeats to Drew Wilham (Corning) and Jake Schneider (MacArthur) meant that Wade settled for sixth place, matching what WG’s Devin Earl did at 160 pounds in 2019.Santariello, who had used hard off-season work and improvements in technique to go from good wrestler to sectional champion, had the no. 7 seed.Facing Falconer’s Brayden Newman in the first round, Santariello earned five different takedowns in the first two periods, and though the gap closed to three points, Santariello’s late efforts produced a 14-8 victory.Up against the no. 3 seed, Newfane’s Andy Lucinski, in the quarterfinals, Santariello’s state title bid ended with a 7-0 loss, but he rebounded by beating Ashton Seymour (Peru) and pinning Kieran Cullen (Greenville) to ensure a placement.A close consolation-bracket semifinal had Santariello falling 5-1 to Hudson Falls’ Chris Petteys and, ultimately, he matched Wade’s sixth-place finish after a 7-5 loss to Shoreham-Wading River’s Craig Jablonski.Block’s story was a special one, given that a broken shoulder and torn meniscus kept him off the mat during his junior season, but he returned as a senior, first helping Solvay’s football team win a Section III Class B title.Then, returning to wrestling, Block went 33-4 this winter, defeating Rome Free Academy’s John Walston in the Feb. 15 sectional Division I final at SRC Arena to earn his trip to Albany.The draw was not kind, though, putting Block against no. 3 seed Ryan Stencel (Lancaster) in the opening round.Stencel would take quick control and ultimately pin Block in the waning seconds of the second period. Later that night, in a consolation bout, Block fell 10-7 to New Rochelle’s Nicholas Thomas.Price had a no. 6 seed at 138, and took on a familiar opponent in the first round – General Brown’s David O’Neil, whom Price defeated in a technical fall in the sectional Division II semifinal.The rematch was not that different, except that O’Neil avoided the technical fall by going all six minutes. Price got a 5-0 lead in the first 90 seconds and kept on expanding it until he shut out O’Neil 13-0.And this led to a quarterfinal against the no. 3 seed, Gouverneur’s Carter Baer. Though Price kept the bout close, Baer prevailed 5-1, but Price was far from done.Fulfilling his goal of reaching the awards podium, Price won three straight bouts in the consolation bracket, beating Brendon Ramsey (Chautauqua Lake) 10-3, Riley McHale (Lourdes) 8-0 and Zach Harrington (Sidney) 4-0, in that order.Not until Saturday’s third-place bout did Price get stopped, but even that one was close as Mount Sinai’s Mike O’Brien prevailed 7-4, but Price still took fourth place honors and finished the season 42-10 overall. Tags: MarcellusSolvayWest Geneseewrestling Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story
Warrington prop forward Paul Wood lost more than a rugby match when his Wolves team went down 26-18 to Leeds in the Super League Grand Final.The long-serving Wood, who celebrates his 31st birthday on Wednesday, caught a knee in the groin early in the second half of the match at Old Traford and had to have a testicle removed after it ruptured.The father of two, who played on with the injury and made no mention of it during post-match interviews, has left hospital after undergoing surgery overnight and managed to joke about the incident on Sunday morning.He tweeted: “Ruptured my right testicle, got a knee 1 minute into the second half, had to have it removed.”This afternoon he added: “Just coming out the hospital to go home… Seriously feel like I’ve left something?”Wood’s heroism matches that shown by St Helens forward Chris Flannery, an Australian forward who played for almost a full match with a torn testicle for Sydney Roosters in 2004.