Use your Stocks and Shares ISA today! I’d buy crashing FTSE 100 shares to retire early

first_img The clock is ticking, the deadline to use this year’s Stocks and Shares ISA allowance expires at midnight tonight. This is your last chance. Don’t waste it.Today’s stock market crash could prove a wonderful opportunity to pick up crashing FTSE 100 shares at reduced prices, allowing you to retire early. You only have a few hours to do it using this year’s £20k ISA allowance, so don’t mess around. If you have cash to spare, and can invest for the long term, today could prove a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.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…The coronavirus crisis has sent the FTSE 100 and other global indices crashing down. Share prices have crashed by around a quarter.It’s Stocks and Shares ISA timeIf you would like to retire early, this stock market crash could be an opportunity to turbo-charge your plans, by loading up a Stocks and Shares ISA with cut-price stocks.Some crashing FTSE 100 shares have been hit really hard, notably travel, hotels and energy firms. Others have stayed relatively steady, including supermarkets, pharmaceutical companies, utilities and tobacco giants.This means investors have a choice. Brave bargain hunters will snap up stocks that have crashed most, but have massive recovery potential. More cautious investors may seek out companies that have held relatively firm in the stock market crash, proving their resilience.Alternatively, you could play it simple, and buy a low-cost index-tracking fund that follows the fortunes of the entire FTSE 100.Buy crashing FTSE 100 shares to retire earlyWhichever option you prefer, remember this. A stock market crash is scary. You have to be brave to buy shares, when everyone else is fearful. However, history shows that the market has recovered from every single stock market crash. No exceptions.The Covid-19 crash will be exactly the same. I cannot say when all those crashing FTSE 100 shares will recover, or how rapidly, but they will. They always have before.If you can buy now with a long-term view, you will benefit when that happens. The shares you pick up at today’s fire-sale prices will recover over time and help you retire early. If you buy them inside a Stocks and Shares ISA, you will benefit from their share price growth when that happens.Those crashing FTSE 100 shares should also generate some dividend income as well, especially as the crisis eases, as it will.Don’t waste this stock market crashMidnight is just hours away. You cannot afford to delay using your Stocks and Shares ISA allowance any longer. You do not have to invest the full £20k, but even a few thousand pounds is well worth the effort. So log onto your investment platform, or set up a new one. You should be able to do it with a debit card and basic details such as your National Insurance number.Buying crashing FTSE 100 shares may feel scary, but it is also a great chance to build your wealth and retire early. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Harvey Jones Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Harvey Jones | Sunday, 5th April, 2020 | More on: VOD Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img 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. Use your Stocks and Shares ISA today! I’d buy crashing FTSE 100 shares to retire early Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

Irish Rugby squad continue prep for Six Nations battle

first_imgThe Irish squad will return to training this morning at Carton House as they prepare for Saturday’s Six Nations showdown with Italy.After the work-out, head coach Joe Schmidt will confirm his starting team for the game at the Aviva Stadium.Rob Kearney will be hoping to prove his fitness this morning, but Simon Zebo is rumoured to be in-line to replace him at full-back while fit-again Jared Payne is also expected to return to the team at out-side centre.last_img

Updates from Ohio Farm Bureau’s 100th Annual Meeting

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a CommentFriday, Dec. 7:OFBF President Frank Burkett III and Executive Vice President Adam Sharp presented the membership and county awards at the Delegate Lunch Dec. 7.Ohio Farm Bureau Board of Trustee elections were held early on the last day of the OFBF 100th Annual Meeting. Two new trustees were elected, along with several trustees who were re-elected to their current positions.President Frank Burkett III, Vice President Bill Patterson and Treasurer Cy Prettyman were all re-elected to their officer positions on the board. State and national policy was discussed and voted upon during the general sessions. Several membership awards and county achievement awards were announced during the annual Delegate Lunch, where Executive Vice President Adam Sharp addressed the assembled attendees at the annual meeting.In a heartfelt speech, Sharp said he was “humbled and proud” to serve OFBF at this moment in its history.Watch the presentations and Adam’s address:Later tonight attendees will participate in the Centennial Celebration and a member-only concert by country star Chase Bryant at the Greater Columbus Convention Center to cap off the kickoff to Ohio Farm Bureau’s 100th year.Thursday, Dec. 6:All attendees to the 100th Annual Meeting paused for a centennial photo this afternoon.A warm welcome to all who came to cold Columbus today for the kickoff of the 100th annual meeting.A historic display that takes visitors through the history of Farm Bureau opened early as members and delegates alike converged steadily on the Greater Columbus Convention Center throughout the morning. A historical presentation by Steve Hausfeld through the Nationwide Archive and two rounds of Discussion Meet kept visitors busy, as did the popular Centennial Store selling special 100th anniversary merchandise.The Kickoff Lunch included remarks from Nationwide CEO Steve Rasmussen and Tim Corcoran, chairman of the Nationwide Board of Directors, as well as Patricia Wolff, senior director of congressional relations for American Farm Bureau.Young Ag Professionals winners Annie Specht (Discussion Meet), Nick and Brandi Anderson (Outstanding Young Farmers) and Adam and Jess Campbell (Excellence in Agriculture) accepted their awards. Distinguished Service Award winners – Dennis Heyob, Charles Lausin, Al DiVencenzo and James Bachmann – were also recognized.Opening Ceremonies and the General Session commenced in the afternoon as the business of the event started in earnest, after a brief group photo (above) and ice cream break the General Session continued. Tonight’s event includes the Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation’s Night Out.Previously posted:Ohio Farm Bureau kicks of its 100th year, and annual meeting, today in Columbus. The centennial event’s theme is Celebrating our Past, Creating our Future.  Nearly 3,000 Farm Bureau members are expected to attend the meeting and a special centennial celebration concert on Friday. A historical museum and all convention activities surrounding the 100th year of Ohio Farm Bureau will be held at the Hilton Columbus Downtown and Greater Columbus Convention Center.Keynote speakers include OFBF President Frank Burkett III, OFBF Executive Vice President Adam Sharp, Nationwide CEO Steve Rasmussen and Nationwide board chairman Tim Corcoran.  Follow the event on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using hashtag #OFBF100years.  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – August 2, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dry weather continues Friday through most of Tuesday. Temps climbing gradually through the period, leading to above normal temps this weekend and Monday.  Tuesday late afternoon and evening, a few scattered showers and thunderstorms can’t be ruled out over far NW parts of Ohio. However, this action likely is not a big part of our Tuesday outlook. The best chances come near the Michigan line. Nothing happens south of I-70.  Wednesday features scattered showers and those will continue through most of Thursday, although for that day the focal point comes farther south. 48 hour rain totals will range from a few hundredths to nearly an inch, over 80% of the state. The upper half of the range will be kept mostly to central and southern Ohio. Northern areas could be a few tenths or less, and see the moisture done by Wednesday night.  Dry Friday through Sunday (Thursday through Sunday from US 30 northward). Mixed clouds and sun to Thursday and Friday, mostly sunny skies for next weekend.  The extended period has scattered showers from Sunday night through Monday. However, rain totals are limited to a few hundredths to .3” and coverage only at 40%. More of the state misses this action than gets it.  The remainder of the extended period is drier. We are dry from Tuesday the 13th through the end of the week, Saturday the 17th. During that period, though, warm air and rising humidity will prompt chances for a few pop up showers off an on, particularly Tuesday-Thursday. Coverage will be limited to 20%. We are removing threats of heavier action late in the extended period.  10 day rain totals are below. Notice that for the entire 10 day period we have combined moisture of 0” to 1” and a large part of Ohio sees just a few tenths. Those totals are well below normal, except the totals closer to an inch. Keep in mind those higher totals are dependent on better thunderstorm coverage, which could go away.last_img read more

Will 2010 Be the Year of the Smartphone?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts frederic lardinois For more details about the launch of the Nexus One, see our live blog of Google’s press event. Later today, Google plans to unveil its own smartphone, the Nexus One. According to new data from research firm Forrerster’s new U.S. Omnibus Survey, Google is launching this phone at just the right time. Today, 17% of U.S. adult who subscribe to a cell phone plan use smartphones. This number is up from 11% in 2008 and 7% in 2007. Thanks to the growing importance of Android, Forrester thinks that 2010 will be “the year of the smartphone.” Forrester’s Charles S. Golvin also notes that quick messaging devices with closed operating systems like the LG Xenon are still growing at a rapid pace as well. Currently, about 15% of adult subscribers own one of these devices. While the growth of this category slowed down somewhat over 2009, it still eclipsed that of the smartphone segment. As prices for smartphones continue to come down and as developers manage to overcome some of the usability issues of current devices, more and more users will opt for full-blown smartphones instead of quick messaging devices in the coming years.While Android and Apple’s iPhone are clearly driving the adoption of smartphones – and the Nexus One will surely play its part in this in 2010 – it’s important to note that BlackBerry still maintains its two-to-one advantage over the iPhone.The Google PhoneIt’ll be interesting to see how Google will market the Nexus One. Thanks to numerousearlyreviews, there is very little that we don’t know about the phone itself at this point. Chances are that Google has a few surprises up its sleeve for today’s announcement. After all, the company must have known that today’s press briefing would come long after all the details about the actual hardware of the phone had leaked already.center_img Tags:#news#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

DrnkPay helps drunks make a few less bad decisions

first_imgHow Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Follow the Puck Amanda Razani Tags:#breathalyzer#DrnkPay#featured#iBeTSE#Internet of Things#intoxicated#IoT#top#wearable Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…center_img Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts A new mobile payment device was recently introduced that can utilize a breathalyzer and fitness tracker-like band to help prevent people from spending too much money when they’re intoxicated.DrnkPay is a new app that is able to track and monitor how much individuals have drunk, and limit more purchases if they’ve had too much to drink, by connecting the device to a user’s credit and debit cards through the app.See Also: Will data analytics transform our healthcare system?A financial services consult, iBe TSE, developed this new system, deciding to participate when research produced by OnePoll showed half of alcohol drinkers in the UK between the ages of 18-34 have wished they hadn’t made another purchase when they were intoxicated.“This is a problem many of us have encountered, so we decided to create a simple solution which uses the latest technology,” stated Francesco Scarnera, CEO of iBe TSE.“Once you’ve hit your self-imposed limit, the app will lock your card and prevent you making further payments. It’s up to you whether to block all payments, or just certain ‘weak points’, such as takeaways, clubs, or that flight that seems like such a great idea at 4am.”Finally a pocket breathalyzerUtilizing a breathalyzer to monitor how much someone has had to drink is not a revolutionary concept, but not everyone wants to carry one around with them.  That is why using the wearable, Quantac Tally, is a much more convenient choice for many people.  This device is capable of analyzing the alcohol content in a user’s bloodstream before sending information to the app being used.iBe TSE is presently meeting with banks and card providers about sending the technology to their customers during the next 12 months.  Meanwhile, it is likely that the Quantac Tally will be sold independently, to be used with the app. Although this may not be something that everyone embraces, there is most definitely a market for this.last_img read more

Is Denver a New Kind of Tech Town? Positively.

first_imgTrends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industry Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Denver Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. Follow the Puck Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Related Posts Denver has long been the playground of craft brewers and the outdoorsy types, but thanks to a booming economy, growing metro area, and intelligent workforce, it’s now also a technology hotspot. Yet unlike Silicon Valley with its cut-throat reputation, Denver is a *different* kind of tech town: one that’s as supportive as it is smart, an idea as refreshing as the Rocky Mountain air.It’s no secret that Denver’s a peak business destination. U.S. News and World Report named it a top place to live in 2018 based on a healthy job market, cost of living, and perception as a desirable place to live, and Forbes includes Denver among the nation’s best cities for business and careers. What’s new is the influx of tech over the past decade in the form of startups, incubators, and innovative companies — and the welcoming community that greets them. “Anyone’s welcome here, as long as they remember to be kind, give back, and respect our nature,” says Lizelle van Vuuren, founder of celebrated learning platform Women Who Startup.Like other technology hotspots, Metro Denver has become a connected sprawl, drawing in places like Boulder, Centennial, and Louisville. And the area is booming; according to the Denver Chamber of Commerce, the region added about 39,000 jobs in 2017 and employment growth was 1.2 percentage points higher than the national average.The City of StartupsMany of those jobs have been created by startups. The Denver Business Journal reports ventured capitalists invested a record $1.1 billion in Colorado startups in 2017. But the VCs have had plenty to choose from over the years; the original Startup Week took place in Boulder in 2007. (It was so successful that the founding company, Boulder’s Techstars, is now running Startup Weeks globally.) What makes the area so great for startups? “Greater Denver has everything an entrepreneur might need, most importantly population density and free thinkers,” says Brad Feld, Co-Founder of Techstars and Managing Director at Foundry Group. “You’ve got all of the resources here, but none of the ego.”And then there’s the “other” startup week — Denver Startup Week — an unrelated conference which has become the country’s largest free entrepreneurial event; this year’s event boasts 20,000 attendees and 376 sessions (chosen from 1200 submitted). This one is unique in that the entire thing is run by a community of passionate volunteers who manage the agenda, content, and more. Founders Ben Deda and Erik Mitisek — both University of Denver alums — drew on the area’s supportive nature in creating the event: “Whether you’re talking sports, business, skiing, or technology, Denver is such a supportive place. I’ve always been taken by the idea of collective community leadership, and this is a perfect example of what can happen when a community collaborates to support all walks of entrepreneurs,” says Mitisek.Leading the Internet of ThingsThanks to a great deal of those successful startups, Denver is now a recognized leader in the internet of things (IoT), or the industry building devices enabled with electronics, software, and connectivity. Denver is home to Rachio, which added the internet to sprinkler systems, and Remote Lock, which added the internet to door locks. Then there’s Boulder’s Chui, which created the smart doorbell, and Revolar. Revolar’s line of personal safety devices provide peace of mind. They let you stay in touch with friends and family, or quickly send for help, all with the click of a button.Combining Denver’s love of the outdoors with its penchant for IoT is Louisville-based Clean Energy Collective (CEC), which is pioneering environmental IoT via intelligent software and community-shared clean energy facilities. “Living in such a beautiful area, you can’t help but care about the environment and how to preserve it. It’s in our DNA,” says Paul Spencer, Founder and CEO of CEC. “That’s why we’re taking solar energy mainstream.”Who’s helping all these companies get started? For many of them it’s Boomtown Accelerator, which created the area’s first IoT lab, complete with design and software work stations and equipment like 3D printers and scanners, plus a library of every available IoT device — tablets, smart thermostats, lightbulb, and appliances — so developers can test their devices with existing IoT objects.If You Build It, They Will ComeIn addition to IoT, Denver is now home to a number of other subsets — like secondary tech offices and tech transplants — all seeking to bask in the all-for-one-and-one-for-all mentality. Most notably there’s tech giant Salesforce, which has an office in Louisville. “We love the opportunities the Denver area affords,” says Salesforce SVP Marie Rosecrans. “Louisville is a great place to be thanks to reasonable real estate costs and high quality of life, but really the whole area jives with our company and values.”And then there’s transplant Guild Education, which helps large employers offer college education benefits and tuition reimbursement as an employee work perk. The female-founded company began in San Francisco, but migrated to Denver thanks to a lower cost of living and a supportive community. “Denver fits our model, our mission, and our people,” says Guild CEO and Co-Founder Rachel Carlson. “We believe it’s the best place to build a mission-driven, high growth company, both because of the amazing people who live here and the city itself.”Collaboration Is ContagiousThe collaborative nature of the city is inspiring. Take a group of entrepreneurs and add a little kumbaya, and you get the Downtown Denver Partnership, a collaborative city-building organization that ensures all of Downtown Denver’s stakeholders — businesses, employees, residents, and visitors — are connected. Their vision of togetherness projects Denver as one of the most economically powerful center cities in the country, and by all accounts, they’re making it happen.And then there’s Galvanize, a Denver-based tech education business that combines classroom space with co-working areas and community-building events for startups. Galvanize has 8 offices nationwide, but keeps Denver as it’s flagship area thanks to the cohesive community. Case in point: This month Galvanize is teaming up with Salesforce to host a Business Growth conference in Denver on June 14; anyone curious about using technology to connect systems and serve customers can attend for free.Wondering where AI fits into all this helpfulness? Here’s a company that combines both: Iterate.ai is a platform that connects executives with entrepreneurs through an AI-based search engine matching enterprise challenges with startup success stories. “Our team is based both the Silicon Valley and Denver. We were drawn to Denver thanks to its easy-going lifestyle yet thriving business community, particularly when it comes to IoT,” said Iterate Studio Co-founder and Chief Digital Officer Brian Sathianathan.A New Kind of Tech TownMaybe it’s the entrepreneurial spirit or maybe it’s that Rocky Mountain air, but great things are happening in Denver. It’s positively a new kind of tech town — one that’s collaborative, friendly, and booming with innovation.last_img read more

Heat make it official, signing Waiters, Johnson and Olynyk

first_imgOlynyk thinks he and Miami will be a great fit.“The culture here, I’ve heard so much about it,” Olynyk said. “I’m really excited about it.”Olynyk being added to the mix was the lone surprise.Johnson and Waiters had made clear they wanted to stay in Miami long ago.Johnson was courted by the Utah Jazz after Gordon Hayward left for Boston and said he was still getting used to the idea of being a sought-after commodity.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games View comments Miami Heat’s Dion Waiters shouts to the fans after shooting a basket in the final seconds of the game to secure the Heat’s victory over the Golden State Warriors during an NBA basketball game in Miami, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. (Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald via AP)MIAMI— They came to the Miami Heat a year ago almost as afterthoughts, two guys with less-than-stellar reputations who didn’t exactly have an abundance of options.Those days are long gone for James Johnson and Dion Waiters.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection LATEST STORIES LaVar Ball on Lonzo’s debut: ‘His worst game ever’center_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena They’re now cornerstones of Miami’s plan to return to contention.Capping several days of salary-cap maneuvering to make sure all the pieces fit the right way, the Heat announced the signings of Johnson, Waiters and newcomer Kelly Olynyk on Friday to new four-year contracts. All were agreed upon earlier this week, though Miami didn’t start closing those deals until more cap space was created earlier in the day by trading Josh McRoberts to Dallas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsCombined, Johnson, Waiters and Olynyk’s deals have a maximum value of about $165 million. Those three played for $10 million last season.“As soon as Kelly Olynyk became an unrestricted free agent, we pursued him,” Heat President Pat Riley said. “He is not only a post player, he can also play away from the basket. What we like the most is that he is a playmaker, tough defender and rugged rebounder. At just 26 years old, he fits in perfect with our young core that will play together in their primes.” Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It was my first time ever being in a situation like this,” Johnson said on Friday night. “Everything was mind-boggling and exciting at the same time. I was just riding the rollercoaster.”As intoxicating as it was, he had so many reasons to stay.Johnson could make over $60 million in the next four seasons, a huge bump from the $4 million he played for last season. He dropped 40 pounds, changed his body, changed his outlook and went from someone who bounced around the league — and carried a bit of an underachiever label — to someone Miami trusted to have on the floor at the end of games last season.Waiters transformed as well. He slimmed down at the team request, and his game took off — making him a go-to player in Miami last season.“Dion was so important to us,” Heat point guard Goran Dragic said. “He worked hard and you saw what that did for his game.”Much of the space Miami used this summer was created by the waiving of Chris Bosh, who still gets his $25.3 million salary for this season but doesn’t have it count against the Heat books. The Heat went after Hayward and lost out when he picked Boston, so that meant Miami went to what Riley described as Plan B: keeping its own guys.Waiters was the first big domino to fall Miami’s way in that plan, agreeing to his deal on Wednesday. Johnson and Olynyk agreed on Thursday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more