first_imgCould the stock market crash be a once-in-a-lifetime buying opportunity? 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. 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. 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But market volatility remains and isn’t providing a helpful guide for share pickers to decide what to do.Nerves are frayed following the Covid-19 outbreak and the unprecedented harm that it’s doing to the global economy. Trading conditions look set to remain difficult for the foreseeable future, too. Infection rates continue to rise in certain parts of the globe, and lawmakers rush to throttle a second wave of the pandemic in others. The macroeconomic and geopolitical consequences of the outbreak threaten to be prolonged and far reaching, meanwhile.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…Be like BuffettIt’s important to consider what the most successful share investors do in times of crisis like this. You’ll find that instead of going into their shells to try and wait things out, or selling everything in fear of another market crash, they go on the offensive.People like Warren Buffett don’t make their fortunes by sitting on the sidelines. One of the so-called Oracle of Omaha’s most famous principles is to “be fearful when others are greedy, and greedy when others are fearful”. He doesn’t always get it right, of course, as his disastrous purchase of Tesco shares half a decade ago shows. But he didn’t become the world’s fourth-richest man (or so says Forbes) without knowing what he’s talking about.Don’t fear the market crashIt’s clear by now that the coronavirus crisis will create many, many corporate casualties. The profits outlooks for many UK-listed companies have been blown to smithereens. Those firms whose earnings pictures remain quite bright may well run out of cash before realising their full potential.There are, however, a great many stocks with the balance sheet strength to ride out the Covid-19 saga, and who retain a bright long-term growth outlook, that have been massively oversold during the stock market crash. A large number of these consequently trade at rock-bottom prices that appear too good to be true.Beautiful bargainsOne only has to look at the valuations of some true FTSE 100 royalty to see evidence of this.Take BAE Systems for example. The Footsie stalwart is Europe’s third-largest aerospace and defence company, and is therefore in prime position to benefit from rising weapons spending over this decade and beyond. Yet it trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 11 times and carries a near-5% dividend yield to boot.Or consider SSE for a second. This is a blue chip utility whose defensive operations should not only protect it against the worst of this financial downturn. It’s a company whose rising focus on renewable energy makes it a key player in an increasingly low-carbon economy. Right now it carries a P/E ratio of just 14 times on top of a mighty 6.5% dividend yield.There are acres of brilliant blue chips that have been grossly oversold during the recent market crash, in fact. And this gives sharp-eyed investors a wealth of opportunity to go out there and make a fortune.  Royston Wild 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. 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first_imgComments Tags: sports toptop .Multichoice has ravamped SuperSport programming in a manner that will leave sports fans especially the middle and low income earners who cannot afford the Premium bouquet rubbing their palms with glee.The pay-per-view digital television service providers say the upgrade is geared at making it easy for sports fans to find their favourite sport on DStv, will also see the addition of two new channels, SS8 and SS10.Multichoice also said the revamp to the SuperSport offering will be will help viewers enjoy easier navigation and less duplications.In a statement, SuperSport chief executive Gideon Khobane said the changes will give DStv customers an even better viewing experience, making it easier to navigate the variety of sports in the back-to-back channels.With many sports events that were previously exclusive to Premium subscribers now moved to other channels, viewers are primed for field day come August when the changes take effect.Amid competition from other digital television service providers such as Star Times—that is increasingly adding sports channels and buying broadcasting rights for leagues such as Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, Eredivisie and other, DStv has found itself facing the possibility of losing subscribers.Things have been made worse with the entrance of Kwese Sport onto the African market, forcing DStv to revise bouquet subscription downwards earlier this year.But now it gets even more interesting as SuperSport 3 will be now serve even Compact bouquet subscribers besides the previous Premium and Compact+ class.SuperSport 7, also available on Premium, Compact+ and Compact bouquets, will be the go-to channel for all La Liga football action. SuperSport 11 and SuperSport 12 will remain on the platform as permanent event channels for overflow live sport giving subscribers a wider choice of live sport.SuperSport will also introduce SuperSport 8 for DStv Premium, Compact +, Compact and Family customers. The new channel will broadcast the Premier League and La Liga overflow matches, plus FIFA internationals and the IAAF Diamond League athletics.The other new channel, SuperSport 10, will, in addition to one live Premier League and La Liga match per week, also include a Uefa Champions League and Europa League match as well as athletics, Rugby 7s and the newest sports genre growing in popularity – eSports. SuperSport 10 will be accessible across all DStv packages.All sport currently available on SuperSport Select and SuperSport Select 2 will henceforth be available on SuperSport 9 and SuperSport 10, while SuperSport 8, which will now be available across Africa, will replace SuperSport 9 East in East Africa.Multichoice has not given any indication that the revamp will affect bouquet prices. Currently, Premium package goes for Shs287,250, Compact+ Shs190,700, and Compact Shs121,600. Others are Family at Shs66,750, and Access at Shs38,[email protected]last_img read more

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first_img19 May 2010With the kick-off of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ fast approaching, South Africa is on track to issue free visas to ticket holders and to process the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected in the country next month.Addressing a committee on the country’s state of readiness for the World Cup in Cape Town this week, Home Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said Fifa employees were being awarded visas, and that the department had already issued 3 500 World Cup-related work permits.She said free event visas would be awarded to those with World Cup tickets, while dedicated lanes would be set aside for those coming to the tournament. Priority treatment would also be given to Fifa delegations and teams.Branded lanes, volunteersSpecific branded lanes were in the process of being set up at Durban’s King Shaka in Durban, Cape Town International Airport and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.The department was also training volunteers to work at airports in assisting arriving visitors.While a new movement control technology system which was launched at OR Tambo International was being rolled out across the country, the department had also placed airline liaison officers at various airports for clearing passengers and would enable police to screen visitors before they arrived.“It means the bulk of the passengers we would know that they aren’t high risk by the time they arrive at our airports and therefore would be cleared much faster,” said Dlamini-Zuma, who added that the system was piloted, together with Egypt, at last year’s Confederations Cup.International hubsInternational airports in countries including Kenya, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Germany, India and Dubai had been identified as hubs where the majority of passengers would be passing through on their way to the World Cup.Discussions had been concluded with Kenya, Nigeria, the Netherlands, India, Hong Kong, Germany and the UK and negotiations were under way with Dubai, she said.Dlamini-Zuma said the department was working with South African Airways (SAA) to screen passengers before they came to South Africa, but added that this process had been delayed by the volcanic ash cloud over Europe in recent weeks.She said this would give SAA an advantage in that it would be quicker to clear immigration if you were flying the national airline.Land border pointsAt land border points, joint clearances were being set up, so that those passing through border checkpoints will only have to wait in a single queue, rather than going through one queue on either side of the border, she said.She said one such point had already been set up at the Lebombo border post at the Mozambique-South Africa.Other co-location points would be set up at the Zimbabwe border at Beit Bridge, Maseru and Ficksburg at the Lesotho border, Oshoek at the Swaziland border and at Kopfontein at the Botswana border.The department was also looking at introducing a transit visa for those that resided in neighbouring countries that passed through South Africa.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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first_img21 February 2013 It is imperative that South Africa retains its position as the world’s number one platinum producer, that stability is restored to the production cycle, and that investor confidence in the industry is repaired, says Chamber of Mines chief economist Roger Baxter. Briefing Parliament’s portfolio committee on mineral resources in Cape Town on Wednesday, Baxter said the platinum sector, the biggest component of South Africa’s mining industry, needed all stakeholders to play a role in contributing to community development and promoting the concept of beneficiation. Also present at Wednesday’s parliamentary hearing were trade unions the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) and Solidarity, and the Platinum Group Metals Company.Biggest player in SA mining The platinum mining sector is the biggest player on the South African mining scene, each year producing around 289 tons of platinum valued at R84-billion, employing around 195 000 people and paying them R30.4-billion in salaries and wages. The industry also pays around R7.3-billion in corporate taxes annually, while investing around R500-million in communities every year. Baxter said it was a “critical time” for South Africa’s platinum sector, which was facing tough challenges, including the plans announced by Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) to cut 14 000 jobs in Rustenberg.Industry under pressure Other pressing issues included falling demand for the commodity, rapidly escalating input costs, falling productivity and illegal strikes. Combined, these factors had pushed 59% of the platinum mining industry into a marginal or loss-making position, Baxter said. The increase in the price of electricity sought by Eskom, if granted, would add further pressure, resulting in a combined 587% hike in electricity prices over the past 11 years. “The platinum industry cannot afford this rate of increase. The industry is at a tipping point, and it will push more of the industry in the red,” Baxter said. Illegal miners’ strikes in 2012 had severely exacerbated the situation, and strike action in 2013 could further undermine the sector, Baxter said.NUM calls for ‘mining peace accord’ The NUM proposed that President Jacob Zuma be asked to initiate the development of a “mining peace accord”. All unions and employer organisations should participate in this process, which would create a platform to publicly denounce violence, anarchy, intimidation and killings as a form of organizing, union recruitment or collective bargaining. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

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first_imgTags:#Apple#iOS 7#OS X#WWDC nick statt 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Apple’s annual World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC), an event where the Cupertino company typically showcases both new products and software overhauls to OS X and iOS, has sold out in less than two minutes. That obliterates the 2012 record of two hours, which beat the 2011 sell-out time of 12 hours, which… you get the idea. (The big difference is that this year, Apple announced when tickets would go on sale in advance, so the entire Apple developer community was scrambling to grab tickets at 10am PDT Thursday morning.)Wall Street may be souring on Apple, but developer interest in the company’s next moves continues to hit new highs. The conference, to be held on June 10-14 in San Francisco, also happened to crush Google’s I/O conference sell-out time of a plodding 49 minutes. Tickets to the conference were limited to one per person and five per organization, contributing to the rush. The growth of WWDC and the increasing frenzy around scoring the coveted tickets causes some vexing problems for Apple and its developers. On the one hand, Apple made some $8 million off the $1,599 tickets, pricey for many independent developers but clearly not a big money maker for the company. But the bigger problem is that hordes of interested developers simply can’t get in to the event. (Unlike competing events, Apple doesn’t invite the press, either.)Calls have come to expand the event but that might dilute the value of meeting with key Apple experts for those who do manage to attend. Holding satellite events at other locations around the world might allow more developers to attend, but could prove a time-suck for top Apple personnel – or would have to make do with lesser experts – again diluting the value of the events.The company is promising “exciting announcements on videos and more” for those who couldn’t get a ticket, but it’s hard to see how that will satisfy Apple developers looking to get one-on-one time with company experts.   A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Guest author Robert Jenkins is CEO of CloudSigma.When The Hunger Games hit theaters in March, 2012, it took the box office by storm, grossing $155 million in revenue – in its opening weekend alone! Needless to say, Lionsgate, the film studio that backed the movie, is eager to get the next installment in the trilogy out the door while the excitement of the first film is still fresh in fans’ minds.Unfortunately, the release of the second movie will take an interminable 20 months after the release of the first film. With such a long lag time, movie executives run the risk of fans losing interest or a new movie franchise clouding the market. In a highly competitive industry, a faster time-to-market could help film studios land rights to the hottest projects.This begs the question: why hasn’t technology helped speed up movie production, appeasing fan excitement and helping Hollywood powerhouses maximize revenue streams?The answer may lie in the cloud.Production Delays and Data OverflowThe technology processes critical to film production can be a contributing factor to their sluggish schedules. Typically, a film’s production environments and the participating service partners are distributed around the globe. For these groups to collaborate, data, film reels, etc., are physically flown around the world as needed. As you can imagine, this is cumbersome, inefficient and costly, and may be one reason movie fans have to wait so long for the next installment of their favorite flicks.Dispersed environments aren’t the only impediment to film production; data complexity and unique production workflows also play a role. Continuous industry innovation, like higher frame rates, 3D, streaming video and computer-generated imaging (CGI) have unleashed an unprecedented influx of data that is difficult for legacy technologies to handle. Just as important, since every movie has unique data and workflow requirements, predicting data capacity needs is a challenge. To avoid over- or under- provisioning while not blowing the budget, media companies need a technology solution that allows for fluctuating demands.Cloud Computing To The Rescue!As digital media files grow in size and complexity, media service providers must spend more time and resources developing, transferring, storing and optimizing them. Public cloud-computing services offer a solution to this, providing collaborative ecosystems in which providers can essentially work together under one roof to improve the efficiency of their services, including file conversion, encoding/transcoding, and moving and storing large media files.Cloud computing offers greater elasticity, instantaneous access and increased collaboration to the media industry. For example, media companies can spin up servers to meet immediate demand and then shut them down when they are no longer needed. This level of elasticity is ideal for the media industry’s unique workflows and exploding data volumes, allowing companies to control cost by using only the resources they require for the period they require them.What’s more, with the cloud, it doesn’t matter if you’re collaborating with partners in even the most remote corners of the world – as long as they have a good Internet connection.Lastly, as more media companies leverage the cloud, the opportunities for collaboration will only increase, adding value and mutual benefits for all participating organizations. Moviegoers, meanwhile, can look forward to seeing better-made films faster than ever before! After all, who wants to wait until November 2013 to see part two of The Hunger Games trilogy?Hunger Games image from YouTube trailer. Related Posts Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for …center_img robert jenkins Tags:#cloud computing How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloudlast_img read more

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