See all posts by Jonathan Smith Enter Your Email Address 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. 3 reasons why I think Cineworld shares could make me rich with contrarian investing It’s been a tough year for various sectors hit by the pandemic. One of the hardest hit firms has been Cineworld (LSE:CINE). The world’s second largest cinema chain has been forced to shut due to social distancing requirements along with mandatory lockdowns. Compounding this problem has been the large film studios postponing the release of high budget blockbusters. As a result, Cineworld shares fell at one point to a low of just 15.64p! This is a far cry from January this year, when the share price was above 200p.Is Cineworld stock fundamentally cheap?At the current share price around 60p, Cineworld (which reports in dollars) has a market capitalisation of $1,098m. In theory, if you had $1,098m, you could buy the business. Compare this to the net asset value of the business as of 31 December 2019. The figure was $3,247m. There’s a huge gulf between those two numbers. Cinemas aren’t as valuable as they once were, along with a decrease in inventory and trade receivables. 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…At the time of the half-year results for 2020, net assets still stood at $1,254m. So the Cineworld share price is still a fair way off reflecting the actual fair value of the company. In my eyes, this makes the stock a buy, with it being fundamentally cheap.The second reason I think the Cineworld share price is cheap is due to the low expectations for 2021. The half-year report showed admissions were down 65% on the same period last year. But this could change soon. Yesterday we saw the first vaccine administered here in the UK. The US is also shortly expecting to distribute a vaccine. If the rollout is successful over the next six months, then I’d certainly expect the rolling six-month cinema admission figure to improve. If admissions even claw back a percentage of the levels seen in 2019, this immediately filters revenue into the business. Cineworld is a simple business in its operations, so this cinema admission revenue should directly help the Cineworld share price move higher.Contrarian investingThe recent news of Warner Bros looking to stream upcoming movies is undoubtedly a blow for Cineworld. But consider other studios that have large films waiting to go on the big screen first. No Time To Die, Black Widow and Dune are just three examples of films that are expected to gross huge figures in 2021. Cineworld has a bank of big movies to call on that should kick-start business again for it. It does need to survive in the interim, and a successful funding of $750m only two weeks ago should go a long way towards this. Investing in Cineworld right now would be contrarian investing. I get that. Yet some of my most profitable investments have been from stocks that were undervalued and no one wanted to buy! As long as you’re comfortable with the risk you’re taking on, Cineworld shares could be top performers next year. It could take a while, but from 60p, a return to levels seen in 2019 around 240p would give a 300% return. When I look at the risk and reward potential, even a modest investment would have the ability to make me rich using those numbers. jonathansmith1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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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. Jonathan Smith | Wednesday, 9th December, 2020 | More on: CINE “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Four people are dead and three others are in serious condition after a vehicle carrying five people crossed into the opposite lane and collided with an SUV in Farmingdale just after midnight Saturday, Nassau County police said. Detectives said a 2001 Nissan traveling westbound on Conklin Street around 12:04 a.m. crossed into the eastbound lanes and crashed into a GMC Suburban—killing the male driver, who was pronounced dead at a local hospital, a male and female passenger, and a male who was ejected from the car. Another male ejected from the Nissan is in serious condition, police said. Two of the passengers died on impact, police said. The driver of the GMC, a 53-year-old man, and his passenger, were admitted to a local hospital in serious condition, police said. Police have yet to identify the four victims in the crash. Both vehicles were impounded for brake and safety checks, and the investigation is ongoing.UPDATE: Fifth Teenager Dies From Injuries Sustained in Horrific Farmingdale Crash, Victims’ Names ReleasedThe names of the deceased are as follows—all were current or former students at Farmingdale High School:• Tristan K. Reichle, 17, of Farmingdale• Jesse J, Romero, 18, of South Farmingdale• Carly Lonborg, 14, of South Farmingdale• Noah Francis, 15, of Farmingdale• Cody Talanian, 17, of Farmingdale
The pension fund said the new arrangement would increase the chance that the current annual pensions accrual of 1.875% of a paid salary could not be continued.It indicated that its initial calculations, based on the discount rate for liabilities, suggested that the accrual would have to drop to 1.48%.“This is much lower than the accrual percentage expected by the employer and the unions, and approximately 20% less than the current accrual,” the pension fund said.Drawn on the interest rate level of May-end, the negotiating parties expected an annual pensions accrual of 1.79%.However, since then interest rates have dropped significantly.Court must decide on BPL’s disputed trustee appointmentThe €20bn Dutch pension fund for the agricultural sector (BPL) and its pensioners’ association (MLP) have failed to reach a settlement about the appointment of a trustee on behalf of the pensioners.They have asked the court to pass a final verdict in the long running dispute in which BPL refuses to appoint Arthur Theunissen, as it had suggested he was not capable of a board position.Last month, both parties – urged by the court – tried in vain to settle the conflict, which started two years ago and saw them in court six times since then.Both institutions declined to provide details about the reason why their settlement talks had collapsed.In a short response, MLP said the court would have to decide whether BPL had to pay up to €500,000 in penalties for non-compliance with earlier court decisions.Last year, pensioners elected Theunissen as one of their two representatives on the pension fund’s board, after BPL had been forced to allow him as a candidate on behalf of its pensioners.However, the industry-wide scheme has emphasised that it rejected Theunissen as a trustee.Whether he can join the board at all is still unclear, as supervisor De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) hasn’t published the outcome of its examination on his suitability as a board member.Rockwool delays switching to new pensions providerDutch firm Rockwool has delayed its plan to pick a new pensions provider in the wake of the new pensions agreement, lower allowed assumptions for future returns as well as low interest rates.As a consequence, its €403m pension fund will keep on providing pensions for 3,100 participants, 40% of whom are active members, in 2020.On its website, the scheme announced that the pensions accord, the new return parameters as well as the low interest rates environment had changed the fund’s situation.Before deciding on changes, the board and the social partners wanted to have a better insight into the consequences of all developments, it said.Earlier this year, Rockwool said the employer and social partners had announced they wanted to seek a new provider.At the time, the options were to leave accrued pension rights with the pension fund while placing new accruals elsewhere, or transferring everything to a new provider, which could be another scheme, a general pension fund (APF), an insurer or a Belgian pensions vehicle.A survey had shown that participants, and pensioners in particular, preferred certainty and a stable pension, rather than a pension that could rise and fall.The Rockwool scheme said it was possible that it had to cut pension rights in 2020 due to insufficient recovery potential. At September-end, its funding stood at 95.5%.The pension fund further stated that, as a result of low interest rates, it expected its annual accruals to also fall short of the fiscally allowed 1.875% of the pensionable salary.This year, its annual accrual percentage was 1.774%. The pension fund of bank ABN Amro said that the introduction of a fixed contribution – as recently agreed between the trade unions and the employer – could lead to a 20% reduction in pensions accrual over the next five years.On its website, the €31bn scheme announced it was assessing whether it could implement such an arrangement, which is the backbone of the new collective labour agreement (CAO) at ABN Amro.During the past years, the premium paid by the employer varied. It currently stands at 46% of the pensionable salary.However, last month the unions and the plan sponsor agreed that the latter would contribute 37% over the next five years.
Published on November 9, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Iasia Hemingway could only smile as she thought about the number of options she’ll have when deciding who to pass to. She could go to the perimeter to any of Syracuse’s capable shooters, or she could dish it off inside to Kayla Alexander.With so many scoring threats, Hemingway has reason to smile. Wherever she goes, she can do so without apprehension.‘Our perimeter shooters are shooting well,’ Hemingway said. ‘And with them shooting well and Kayla finishing well around the basket, with me getting the ball at the high post and making decisions, it’s easy now. I don’t have to worry about who I’m passing to. I know for a fact that they’re going to make a play.’For a team looking to break out of a streak of Women’s National Invitation Tournament appearances and earn a berth in the NCAA tournament, that’s going to be key. Syracuse hasn’t been in the tournament since 2008, repeatedly held back with a lack of big victories to make its case to the selection committee. Now, the Orange has five of its top six scorers back, and with that experience on offense and a new up-tempo defensive system, SU head coach Quentin Hillsman and his players say the pieces are in place to finally get over the WNIT hump.The Orange has its first game of the season on Sunday against Long Beach State at 1 p.m. in the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHillsman said he doesn’t want to completely forget last season. If anything, the 2010-11 season, in which SU won 25 games and finished its campaign with a 71-68 overtime loss to Toledo in the WNIT quarterfinals, should provide extra motivation for a team that’s returning most of its starters.‘We’ve got to continue where we left off, obviously,’ Hillsman said. ‘I thought that last year, winning 25 games was very, very big for us. We want to continue doing the things we’ve done to get the ball into the high post to Iasia and getting the ball down to Kayla. That’s been very good for us.’Sunday will also be the first time the Orange gets to see whether it can absorb the loss of point guard Erica Morrow, who is now on the bench as a graduate assistant. Morrow was the third-leading scorer on the team last season, averaging 10.1 points per game.Sophomore Rachel Coffey will likely take over as the starting point guard after starting only two games last season. As a freshman, Coffey only averaged 8.3 minutes per game and one point per game.Having Morrow on the bench is only going to help both Coffey and La’Shay Taft, who is also going to be seeing time at the point. Morrow will be able to mentor them through the process and give them pointers on leading the offense.Hemingway said Coffey and Taft both offer different abilities that can make them forces on the floor, and in turn, are two of the steady options she has confidence in passing to.She said Taft brings speed and quality shooting, while Coffey’s overall IQ of the game can immediately upgrade Syracuse’s level of play. Although Syracuse lost one of its most consistent scorers from a year ago in Morrow, it could be gaining two more in her place.And Hillsman said he could already see in preseason that Coffey’s been more vocal than she’s ever been when directing the offense.‘Obviously, our skills are getting better. We’re playing more faster,’ Coffey said. ‘Talent-wise, it’s been there since last year. It’s just that everyone’s improving more, so you could see the talent more.’Defensively, SU will be employing a faster, more up-tempo style of defense to force turnovers and minimize scoring opportunities for the other team. The pressure defense will also create opportunities for easy baskets in transition for the Orange, which will put points on the board even when the SU offense isn’t clicking.And that new defensive system coupled with its dynamic offense could be just the formula the Orange needs to attain its postseason aspirations.For Hemingway, it means helping to lead a faster, more athletic team that’s hungry to ends its streak of seasons without an NCAA tournament appearance.‘It’s going to be real intense,’ Hemingway said. ‘Honestly, I think it’s going to be a great year. On Sunday, you’re going to see a lot of different things.’[email protected]
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Vitto BrownToday is the annual “Make Bo Pay” event at Wisconsin. For several hours this afternoon and evening, Wisconsin students were invited to the Kohl Center to take some shots and help the fight against cancer.For every free throw made, Badgers head coach Bo Ryan would donate $10 to Coaches vs. Cancer and the American Cancer Society. For every half-court shot made, the ante was upped to $100.Several Wisconsin players got in on the act, including Vitto Brown and Riley Dearring. Velvet. Vitto. Brown. https://t.co/MWnA2xN1eT— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) October 12, [email protected]_35_Dearring gets the friendly roll on the home court! Riles just #MadeBoPay $1,000 for Shooting Down Cancer. pic.twitter.com/UEumwZBrdl— Wisconsin Basketball (@BadgerMBB) October 12, 2015Students got in on the act too, and the event raised over $53,000, a new record.That’s a new Shooting Down Cancer record, surpassing last year’s total of $53,355. Way to go, #Badgers. #MakeBoPay pic.twitter.com/qsk7EbIBUN— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) October 12, 2015Well-done, Wisconsin.
BEIRUT: Syrian state media on Saturday cited a hospital in government-held Hama as saying 21 people suffered choking symptoms from poison gas after rebels shelled a village. A war monitor, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, also said 21 people were hospitalised with choking symptoms, but it was not known if this was from chemicals or smoke and dust raised by the shelling. State news agency SANA cited the head of the Saqilbia National Hospital as saying the attack took place in the village of al-Rasif and it published images and footage of people lying in hospital beds wearing oxygen masks. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince ‘snubbed’ Pak PM, recalled jet from USThe area is near the frontline between the Syrian government and the last major rebel enclave in the northwest where army bombardment has escalated in recent weeks despite a Russian-Turkish deal to stop fighting. On Friday and Saturday, airstrikes on rebel-held areas in the northwest killed 15 people including four children and injured 25 others the Observatory said. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a global watchdog, has documented systematic use of nerve agent sarin and chlorine during Syria’s eight-year conflict. From 2015-17, a joint U.N.-OPCW team was appointed to find blame in gas attacks and said Syrian government troops had used both chemicals several times. It also found that Islamic State had used sulfur mustard gas. The OPCW is looking into an alleged gas attack in November in government-held Aleppo that made up to 100 people ill, and which Damascus and its ally Russia blamed on insurgents.
Most reporters flocked to players like sophomore foward Jared Sullinger and senior guard William Buford during the men’s basketball team’s media day Thursday, Oct. 13. But some players were left alone, with only the occasional reporter stepping forward to ask questions. The man behind the Jordan Sibert name tag was one of the loners until finally, one reporter came up. “Hey Jordan,” the reporter said. “You mind if I ask you a few questions?” The man smiled. “Um, I’m actually J.D.,” he said. The name tag was wrong and the man who was sitting behind it was actually sophomore forward J.D. Weatherspoon, not sophomore guard Jordan Sibert. Weatherspoon hasn’t been the most recognizable face on the OSU basketball team. He joined the team last year, but was declared academically ineligible for Winter Quarter and missed much of the season. It was an experience Weatherspoon said was difficult to deal with, but his teammates never abandoned him. “They showed me so much love and they were always there to support me so that really helped,” he said. Weatherspoon was reinstated for Spring Quarter and was able to travel to OSU’s 62-60 loss to Kentucky in the Sweet 16 of the Men’s NCAA tournament. He’s been a full-time member of the team ever since. “It feels good being back with the team,” Weatherspoon said. “Just a minor setback for a major comeback. That’s my mindset.” This year, Weatherspoon hopes his “major comeback” will find him a spot in OSU’s rotation. Although he lost almost a year of game experience, Weatherspoon is confident he can fit in with the chemistry of the team. He’s been playing with some of his teammates since grade school. “(Sullinger and I have) been playing with each other since we were in fifth grade,” Weatherspoon said. “And then me, (sophomore guard Aaron Craft) and Jordan Sibert played AAU together with Sully, so, I mean, the chemistry was still there.” Former OSU guard David Lighty, who is now playing professional basketball in Italy, has been talking to Weatherspoon on a regular basis about the role he can play for OSU this season. Weatherspoon tries to model his game after Lighty and said he thinks he can help replace Lighty on the defensive end of the floor. “I’ve been talking to (Lighty) a lot,” Weatherspoon said. “He’s been a big brother to me as soon as I came here. We are both athletic. We play the same position, built similar. So it really helped out a lot.” Coach Thad Matta has noticed a change in Weatherspoon. He said Weatherspoon has come a long way in the past year and could definitely play a role for the team. “I think J.D. has learned maturity,” Matta said. “He’s got a very good work ethic about him. His maturity level has improved. He’s a very, very good athlete and from that perspective, he’s understanding what his role is going to be on this team. “What he needs to do is defend and rebound for us.” Who knows, maybe if Weatherspoon fills his role, they’ll give him his own name tag for media day in 2012.
How would you like to earn more than $100,000 for sitting on the bench? That’s the position Cleveland Browns’ rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden found himself in for the team’s final preseason game. Coach Pat Shurmur decided that the rookie starting quarterback was too valuable to risk him getting injured before the regular season starts. Huh? I had to rewind the show I was watching to make sure I had heard that correctly. Even after watching it again, I still didn’t believe it. While it’s not unheard of for NFL players to sit out the final preseason game, especially quarterbacks, sitting a rookie quarterback who has yet to throw a single touchdown pass in his career is beyond ridiculous. Tom Brady and Peyton Manning did not play in their teams’ final exhibition games either, but they are both future Hall of Famers with years of NFL experience and Super Bowl rings. Weeden hasn’t even attempted 50 passes in the NFL preseason. So a rookie with no touchdown passes, a completion percentage below 50 percent, and less than two full preseason games under his belt is too valuable to risk getting injured? Are you kidding me? It’s not as if Weeden will have a long career to learn how to be an NFL quarterback. Being drafted at age 28, he will have six fewer years than the average signal caller to master his craft. He’s already missed one-third of a career. He simply doesn’t have the time to waste sitting on the bench. So if Weeden is already starting behind the curve, why pass up an opportunity to help him catch up? Weeden doesn’t have a huge contract to worry about. He wasn’t the team’s top pick in the draft. He wasn’t even the first quarterback taken, or the second, or even the third. He was the fourth quarterback taken in the 2012 NFL draft. He is also the only quarterback taken in the first round who hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass in the preseason. Sitting a rookie quarterback who hasn’t proven himself yet isn’t protecting an asset, it’s robbing him of an opportunity to gain valuable experience before the games actually count. Weeden has a four-year contract worth $8.1 million. Spread over 80 regular and preseason games that is an average of $101,250 per game. That’s an expensive benchwarmer.
OSU junior H-back Curtis Samuel (4) rushes upfield with his teammates during their game against Michigan on Nov. 26 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 27-30. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorThe chain-link between an orange, black-striped marker at the 25-yard line and an orange, black-striped marker at the 15-yard line was what everyone was watching. That and the spot of the football on which the game between No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Michigan rested.One of the greatest rivalries in sports came down to the position of a ball that is 11 inches in length and 22 inches in circumference. Ohio State needed just one of those inches to reach the marker.It did. First down.All anyone can remember is that fourth-down play and Curtis Samuel’s 15-yard touchdown run on the next play to clinch the Buckeyes’ 30-27 double-overtime victory, which cemented him as the hero in the greatest game ever played in the 113th meeting of the rivalry.It will torment every Michigan fan, coach and player for an eternity — because Michigan was the better team that day and everyone knew it. It was obvious.The Wolverines dominated Ohio State for three quarters, but when it mattered most, all of a sudden Jim Harbaugh’s defense couldn’t stop the Buckeyes.After kicker Tyler Durbin missed a 21-yard field goal that would have tied the game with 7:01 remaining, it should have been over. All Michigan had to do was gain a couple of first downs and run the clock out and it would have headed to the Big Ten championship game.It couldn’t and Ohio State got the ball back.The Buckeyes had a third-and-7 in their own territory. Michigan was called for pass interference on a ball that sailed over Samuel’s head and the drive continued.With the game on the line, Ohio State had third-and-goal from the 16 with a shaky Durbin on the sideline. Michigan allowed a 10-yard completion and Durbin connected on his 23-yard field goal instead of being forced to attempt a 33-yarder.Hysteria had set into Ohio Stadium well before the first overtime began and it lasted all the way through the moment when a sea of scarlet sang Neil Diamond’s timeless hit “Sweet Caroline.” By then, Urban Meyer was back on his feet after falling to the turf as Samuel was hoisted into the air by center Pat Elflein.One play made that scene, but there were many plays before it that turned the game into a classic.The reality of last year’s game will continue to torment Michigan fans and elate Ohio State fans as Fox replays Samuel’s touchdown over and over on Saturday’s broadcast. The rivalry will probably never have another game like 2016.You’d need a book thicker than the King James Bible to write down every moment that mattered in that edition of the Ohio State-Michigan game. Parents will tell their children about how Ohio State was counted out and still beat the Wolverines. Michigan fans will pass down the story of how Harbaugh and the Wolverines were screwed over on that fourth-down play.How do you capture a game that will live forever?It’s simple. You play it again.