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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter By Kunal Dhyani – June 7, 2018 FIH partners with Whisper Films to create global Magazine Show F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has agreed on a partnership with award-winning production company Whisper Films to produce a new hockey magazine show that will be broadcast worldwide.As part of the FIH’s world-class content and distribution strategy, Whisper Films has been commissioned to reignite and reinvent the official FIH hockey magazine show. Their brief is to create a show that introduces hockey to sports fans worldwide by capturing a truly global perspective in order to build a powerful image of the game. 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OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingFIH had previously produced a hockey magazine show that was based on existing broadcast event content. A change of strategy will see each show composed of brand new original content from special on location shoots.Filming will take place on all five continents, featuring stories from grassroots to elite level and including all the build-up to and action from major events. And with an increased emphasis on story-telling, the shows will develop characters to revolutionise and build the sport, with the aim of making hockey more recognisable globally.It will be produced by a team of the very best talent sourced from the broadcasting and film industry. Whisper Films expertise will bring the sport of hockey to life through a quality, engaging and exclusive show full of pace and energy, making it entertaining, innovative and exciting.A worldwide network of partners will broadcast the show via linear and digital channels. It will also be repurposed for the FIH’s YouTube and social media to maximise global reach of this content.The choice to partner with Whisper Films was influenced by their work for some of the world’s biggest commercial and sports clients. These include the NFL, Red Bull Racing, Heineken, the Premier League, the International Olympic Committee and Paralympics, Channel 4 and the BBC. By creating stand-out content for these organisations, they have elevated the quality, reach and impact of their products.Speaking about this, FIH TV and Broadcast Director Andy Oram said: “This really is a giant step forward as we look to bring a full commercial focus to our live and additional programme content. Whisper Films pride themselves on delivering strong editorial content and unearthing new stories. Together we will share the amazing stories from hockey, across all levels of the game, from around the globe. They have earned the status as one of the most creative and engaging production companies around – exactly the type of partner our sport needs to help engage millions more followers around the world.”Whisper Films Managing Director Sunil Patel said: “We share the same ethos as the FIH being an authentic, innovative and forward-thinking company with experience of working closely with big global brands. This is a particularly exciting time for hockey and we are looking forward to showcasing the unique stories within the sport. Whisper Films have made a name for ambitious and innovative coverage which helps grow the reach of sports. 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Vodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Vodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Vodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Vodacom Tanzania Limited (VODA.tz) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileVodacom Tanzania Plc is a telecommunication company in Tanzania offering products and services ranging from voicemail, data and messaging to leased lines, PABX and international connectivity and remote satellite communication. Vodacom Tanzania also offers products and services for mobile banking, hosting, data storage, disaster recovery and security solutions. Vodacom Tanzania supports Vodacom M-Pesa, a financial app used to send money using a mobile phone; and Vodacom M-Pawa which allows customers to access savings and loan accounts. The company has active roaming agreements with global operators including T-Mobile USA Inc, Vodafone Limited (UK) and Vodafone Limited (India). Vodacom Tanzania Plc is a subsidiary of Vodacom Group Limited. Vodacom Tanzania Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
Enter Your Email Address Edward Sheldon, CFA | Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 | More on: CER GAMA KNOS “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Gamma Communications and Diageo. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Netflix. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Gamma Communications, and Kainos. 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. The UK stock market isn’t known for its tech stocks. That’s because the main UK index, the FTSE 100, has very little exposure to technology.However, in the mid-cap and small-cap areas of the UK stock market, there are plenty of exciting technology stocks. And many of these have delivered enormous gains for investors in recent years.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…Here, I’m going to highlight three I’d buy today for 2021 and beyond. I think they all have a lot of potential in today’s digital world.This UK tech stock is flyingOne tech stock with a lot of momentum right now is Cerillion (LSE: CER). It’s a leading provider of cloud-based (SaaS) billing, charging, and customer management systems. Since it was founded in 1999, it has completed over 90 customer installations worldwide.I listed Cerillion as my top micro-cap stock in November. Since then, it’s performed very well, rising about 35%. However, I think there could be plenty more growth to come here. Recent results were strong, with revenue and earnings up by 11% and 13% respectively and the back order book up 41%.CEO Louis Hall sounded confident about the future, stating: “We have a strong new customer pipeline and view both short and longer-term prospects very positively.”After its recent share price rise, Cerillion doesn’t offer the same kind of value it did late last year. Today, the forward-looking P/E ratio is 34. However, given the company’s momentum, I think this valuation is reasonable.A digital transformation specialistAnother technology stock I like right now is Kainos (LSE: KNOS). It’s a leading provider of digital transformation services. It helps its customers – which include large-scale businesses such as Netflix and Diageo as well as the UK government – with solutions in relation to cloud computing, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and data analytics.Recent half-year results here were very strong. For the six months ended 30 September, revenue was up 23%, while profit before tax jumped 100%. The backlog was also up 38%. Meanwhile, the interim dividend was raised 83%, which suggests management is very confident about the future.Like Cerillion, this tech stock is expensive. Currently, the forward-looking P/E ratio is about 35. This adds risk. However, given that digital transformation is one of the biggest priorities for businesses globally today, I think the risk/reward skew is favourable.A remote work playThe third tech stock I like is Gamma Communications (LSE: GAMA). It’s a leading provider of ‘unified communication’ solutions. These enable companies’ employees to work remotely, with little constraint in terms of access to resources and communications, both internally and externally.Gamma’s half-year results, for the six months ended 30 June 2020, were very impressive. Revenue was up 12%, while adjusted earnings per share lifted 22% to 23.5p. Last week, the company advised its full-year adjusted earnings per share are anticipated to be slightly ahead of market expectations.Gamma shares had a good run between March and August last year but, since then, they’ve paused for a consolidation. I think buying the stock now could be a good move. The forward-looking P/E ratio is currently just under 30, which I think’s very reasonable. After all, remote working is a trend that looks as if it’s here to stay. 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Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Nadia Yaqub | Tuesday, 18th May, 2021 | More on: ARB Enter Your Email Address Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares and cryptocurrencies mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Bitcoin and Tesla. 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” Argo Blockchain shares are falling. Here’s what I’m doing 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. Image source: Getty Images. As I write, Argo Blockchain (LSE: ARB) shares are down 8% in a week. It’s a stark contrast from the impressive 190% increase since the beginning of the year.But is this a buying opportunity? I think so. I’ve covered Argo Blockchain shares through the highs and lows. And I reckon as a long-term investor, this company is at the forefront of its field.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…Why are Argo Blockchain shares falling?I’m not surprised that if the price of Bitcoin falls then this will impact Argo Blockchain shares. After all, the company is a cryptocurrency miner.Elon Musk , the boss and founder of Tesla has been at it again. Last week, he announced that the electric car company will no longer accept payments for vehicles in Bitcoin due to concerns over climate change. Of course, the price of the world’s leading cryptocurrency took a tumble and Argo Blockchain shares fell too.It’s worth noting here that in February, Musk highlighted that Tesla has purchased $1.5bn of the world’s largest digital currency. This sent the crypto market into a spin. And a raft of companies followed suit, making the digital assets more acceptable.But there were concerns that Musk may have dumped Tesla’s cryptocurrency holding. This resulted in the price of Bitcoin falling and has had a knock-on effect with Argo Blockchain shares. The stock was trading on a very high valuation and so it was going to be sensitive to any negative news.Of course, this is just investors reading between the lines. Musk has recently tweeted that “to clarify speculation, Tesla has not sold any Bitcoin”. My viewI think it’s obvious that Musk’s tweets carry huge influence, but I’m not reading too much into this. In fact, I take these with a pinch of salt as there are too many conflicting messages.Despite this, many other large companies have now accepted cryptocurrency. And I reckon there’s a wider acceptance of digital assets happening. This may slow down, but it’s still gaining traction.I also don’t think that these same firms that have accepted cryptocurrencies, will backtrack on their decisions. To me, this would look somewhat unprofessional and would give the impression that a strategic decision can’t be made.Should I buy Argo Blockchain shares now?I think it’s encouraging that Argo Blockchain has adopted climate change very early on in its business journey. Last week, the company announced that it has signed a Crypto Climate Accord (CCA) in partnership with DMG Blockchain Solutions. This is to reduce emissions in the cryptocurrency industry.This comes after the company has teamed up with DMG to launch the first Bitcoin mining pool powered exclusively by clean energy. So while Musk stopped cryptocurrency payments due to climate change, Argo Blockchain is already on top of this. It’s using renewable energy to power its mining. Hence reducing its carbon emissions.On this basis, I’d buy Argo Blockchain shares on this dip as a long-term investor. But it’s not for the faint-hearted. The stock is volatile and I’d expect this to continue. I’d also only invest what I could afford to lose. But as part of a very diversified portfolio, I think things look promising for the company. See all posts by Nadia Yaqub
LET’S TALK ABOUT IT with Rod Love and Greg Jackson will feature Alan Abramowitz, Executive Director of the Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem Program. Abromowitz leads over 10,000 volunteers in what is widely considered Florida’s most effective advocacy initiative, reaching over 25,000 children, and has received numerous awards andAlan Abramowitzrecognition. Abramowitz will discuss the Guardian ad Litem Program as it stands ready to protect some of Florida’s most precious assets — children.*****Let’s Talk About It, now on its 9th episode, is an edgy new radio program that has a distinct “Apopka” tone to it despite airing in Winter Garden.Rod LoveHosts Rod Love and Greg Jackson are well-known figures in Apopka. Love is a local businessman and the co-chair of the Apopka Task Force against Violence. He is a consistent speaker at Apopka City Council meetings. Jackson is a local attorney, columnist for The Apopka Voice, and ran for the Florida Legislature in 2016 for District 45, which includes a part of Apopka. Now airing its third episode tonight, the co-hosts have shown a willingness to take on any issue their callers wish to discuss. Nothing is off the table.The show airs on WOKB 1680AM on Mondays from 7-8 PM. You may also stream it online here.Let’s Talk About It describes itself as a show in search of results-oriented solutions. It tackles important subjects such as crime in urban communities, jobs, business growth, relationship with the police, transitioning from a mom and pop proprietorship to mom and pop incorporation and a whole lot of other action initiatives that affect the quality of life of individuals and families are the major focus. Its goal is to develop an understanding of the everyday needs and issues of people and assist in empowering them with the necessary information or motivation towards addressing such needs, all with the support of professionals or experts who will be the show’s guests.Greg Jackson Let’s Talk About It has an interactive style of information sharing that is both entertaining and educational. It acts as a vehicle for civic and faith-based organizations, small businesses and everyday citizens to be able to work together to foster a progressive development of communities’ interactivity with one another.To join the conversation tonight, call Let’s Talk About It at 407-894-1680. TAGSGreg JacksonLet’s Talk About ItRod Love Previous articleAAA offers Tow-to-Go program on Thanksgiving weekendNext articleThe strange story of turkey tails speaks volumes about our globalized food system Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply
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248 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 British Gas has reprised its Christmas Twitter campaign on behalf of Shelter, donating £100,000 to the homeless charity in response to 100,000 shares of its hashtag on Twitter.The original target was £25,000. To unlock a £1 donation from the energy provider you simply had to tweet #TweetForShelter. British Gas employees introduced the campaign on a video. British Gas Twitter campaign raises £100,000 for Shelter 247 total views, 1 views today British Gas sensibly published terms and conditions for this campaign. Other hashtag-to-donate campaigns have proved wildly popular with the corporate donor ending up having to donate more than was planned. Some terms and conditions can help limit the chances of that.For example, British Gas stipulated that it was only open to Great Britain residents aged 18 or over. In addition it stated that the campaign would run from 9am (UK time) on Monday 28th November 2016 until 11.59pm (UK time) on Sunday 4th December 2016 .This year the campaign did remarkably well, with over 100,000 tweets of the hashtag. Consequently the company decided to quadruple the size of its original donation to £100,000 at the end of the one week campaign. Not surprisingly Shelter’s staff were delighted: Last year’s campaignIn November 2015 British Gas ran the campaign for the first time, aiming to raise £10,000 for Shelter in the same way. In the end, 16,564 people took part so British Gas rounded that up and donated £20,000. Fundraising consultant John Thompson (originator of the FiverGiver campaign idea) wondered publicly whether, based on last year’s campaign result, British Gas might just be persuaded to double its donation to £200,000, given the number of people who were continuing to retweet the hashtag after the £100,000 level had been reached. Tagged with: christmas corporate hashtag Twitter Howard Lake | 8 December 2016 | News 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.
Parkland, Florida on February 15, 2018.The young people who survived the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., are doing the right thing. They are not bottling up their shock and sadness, to live with fear and trauma over the gunning down of their friends, as has happened after so many other mass shootings in the past. They are fighting mad and organizing to try and change the world around them.Many hundreds of students walked out of schools in both Broward and Miami-Dade counties in solidarity with those in Parkland who had lived through the shooting, as well as in remembrance of the 17 people who perished in the hail of bullets. One hundred of the Parkland teenagers then took a seven-hour bus ride to attend a session of the Florida House in Tallahassee, where a bill to ban assault weapons was on the table. Despite the students’ angry pleas, the legislators refused to take up the bill.The youth then went to the media to denounce politicians whose votes are bought by big contributions from the National Rifle Association.What is important here is not that these students might have illusions that a gun-control law will fix the problem. What is important is that they turned their grief and shock into concerted action against the powers that be. They were not passive or paralyzed in the face of such an unbelievably horrendous experience. From many different backgrounds and identities, they came together to try to take destiny into their own hands.Where gun violence comes fromGun violence in this country has been an awful reality ever since the first European settlers mowed down Indigenous peoples in order to take their land. Guns made it possible for agents of the Southern slavocracy to kidnap whole families from Africa, taking away all their human rights so they could be bought and sold as profit-making commodities. Hired guns made it possible for the Rockefellers and other robber barons to break workers’ strikes in the early days of union organizing, and cops with guns are still called out whenever there’s a picket line or a protest.The AR-15 assault rifle, the fearful weapon used to massacre the Parkland students, is but one of the death-dealing devices developed for the Pentagon to carry out its imperialist interventions around the world.What causes a young man to take such a weapon into a school and kill his fellow students? CNN reported on Feb. 18: “In a private Instagram group chat, confessed school shooter Nikolas Cruz repeatedly espoused racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic views and displayed an obsession with violence and guns.” As with Dylann Roof, who slaughtered nine Black parishioners in Charleston, S.C., in 2015, racism was a big factor in Cruz’s violent act, even though the majority of students he killed were white.He was also immersed in the state-sponsored gun culture. The book “National Security Cinema” documents how the Pentagon and CIA have worked with Hollywood to produce more than 800 films and over 1,000 network TV shows that glorify war. And how many more make heroes out of the police and their guns?Guns in the hands of the military, the police and the Nazi-fascist-Klan right wing — as seen last summer in Charlottesville, Va. — are meant to oppress and repress the people.When the workers and oppressed arm themselves — as did Robert Williams and the Monroe, N.C., branch of the NAACP in the 1960s, the Black Panther Party founded in 1966 and Native people at Wounded Knee in 1973 — it is a justifiable act of self-defense.But you don’t hear the NRA or its paid politicians endorsing that.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this