Christopher Ruane | Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 5 UK shares I’d pick to double my money in 2021 See all posts by Christopher Ruane Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Image source: BAE Systems The stock market bull run in the latter part of 2020 created a lot of wealth. But although some UK shares have reached new highs, I expect a number of UK shares will also have a great 2021. If I was trying to double my money in 2021, here are five UK shares I’d consider buying.Three stocks I bought for share price growthBank shares fell a lot due to the recession and pandemic. But the banks themselves don’t seem to be suffering as much as feared. I think the investor reaction has been overdone. That is why I recently opened a position in Lloyds Bank. While these UK shares could double in 2021, in my opinion, I admit that is demanding. But if results are strong and the dividend is restored, I think it is possible. I also see the name as a solid choice for the long term, given its strong position in UK banking.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…S4 Capital is a fast-growing digital advertising company headed by the former boss of WPP. I already outlined the bull case for it when picking my top UK shares for 2021. It remains a favourite holding and in 2021, the company has announced two acquisitions of US digital agencies. The shares are hovering around 500p, but had strong spurts of momentum last month. I expect more of the same in 2021.If shares in defence contractor Babcock can get back to where they were this time last year, they would double from their current price. I like this share because I think government defence spending tends to be resilient. Babcock also has other reliable revenue streams, such as helicopter services for North Sea oil platforms. The business continues to be profitable. I expect higher profits in 2021, which could lead to a positive re-rating of the shares.Two UK shares I am investigatingI have been disappointed holding shares in British Gas parent Centrica. It has some hallmarks of being a value trap. That said, the shares have shown some price recovery of late. As they are far below past highs, I think they could double in 2021. That possibility would be helped if there was good news on business performance, such as a turnaround in customer losses. I think restoration of the dividend could also help the shares surge. But underperforming Centrica seems perennially speculative to me. I prefer to buy into companies that I think have a strong business moat. However, if scouting for UK shares that could double in 2021, I do think Centrica merits consideration.High street retailer Card Factory is a riskier choice, in my view. There is a long history of listed shops struggling to survive in the brutal British retail sector, from Laura Ashley to Clinton Cards. However, the company reduced net debt during the Covid crisis. Although it reported a loss in its most recent results, I felt it did better than many retailers in handling the pandemic’s impact. I noticed my local branch was very busy when I stopped in last month. A new chief executive is set to join the company shortly. That often leads to even more focus on profitability. A retail share like this is fairly risky in my view, but high rewards often require a certain risk level. I see it as another share worth looking into. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address christopherruane owns shares of Babcock International Group, Centrica, Lloyds Banking Group, and S4 Capital plc. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Card Factory and Lloyds Banking Group. 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.
Lead Architects: Projects 2017 Save this picture!© NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI PHOTO LAB+ 38Curated by María Francisca González Share Project gallerySee allShow lessLeading Cambridge School / Chadwick Dryer Clarke StudioSelected ProjectsThe New Bund World Trade Center – Phase 1 / BenoySelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Tbilisi, GeorgiaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share Fabrika Tbilisi / MUASave this projectSaveFabrika Tbilisi / MUA Housing Photographs: NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI PHOTO LAB Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project In Partnership With:Adjara GroupConstruction Management:Benet&benetStructural Engineers:ProgresiCity:TbilisiCountry:GeorgiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI PHOTO LABRecommended ProductsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotRenders / 3D AnimationAUGmentectureAugmented Reality Platform – AUGmentecture™Enclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsText description provided by the architects. FABRIKA is the new type of multifunctional space in Tbilisi. The authors of the idea – the founders of MUA – aim to transform the empty building into an urban space that becomes a platform for the young and free minded artists to create and share, implement and execute new ideas. FABRIKA is being launched on the grounds of the former sewing factory which operated at Soviet times.Save this picture!© NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI PHOTO LABSave this picture!Section and ElevationSave this picture!© NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI PHOTO LABThe concept of the Soviet design style is maintained but modernized in the interior and exterior of the entire place that makes it more attractive and interesting. Space consists of three distinctive building blocks, which form a rectangularly shaped courtyard – “the Hurt of the FABRIKA Tbilisi”. MUA aims to minimize their interference into existing unique and distinctive atmosphere to retain the spirit of place by leaving bare walls, floors, existing paint, reused site material and old décor where possible. Improvements are made in overall access and circulation within the buildings, added disabled access and by replacement of outdated MEP systems with energy efficient ones. Save this picture!© NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI PHOTO LABSave this picture!© NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI PHOTO LABSave this picture!© NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI PHOTO LABFABRIKA Tbilisi is believed to be the space for socializing, inspiration and collaboration, where you can implement new ideas, meet the artists and their art, have interesting conversations with foreign travellers and connect with free and rebellious minded people. FABRIKA Tbilisi consists of the following spaces: art shops, studios, rehearsal studios, co-working space, cafes/bars, hostel, artists residence, gallery, other public spaces. The place will be the everyday destination for ones who creates and shares, loves freedom and is open to new ideas and inspirations.Save this picture!© NAKANIMAMASAKHLISI PHOTO LABSave this picture!Site Plan Photographs Giorgi Sakvarelidze, Devi Kituashvili CopyHousing, Adaptive Reuse•Tbilisi, Georgia Year: Architects: MUA Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” CopyAbout this officeMUAOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingRefurbishmentAdaptive reuseTbilisiGeorgiaPublished on February 11, 2018Cite: “Fabrika Tbilisi / MUA” 11 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Projects Manufacturers: Retak, Fisa metal, ItalnovaColaboradores:Fernando Nieva, Angelina Romero, Federico GiganteArchitects In Charge:Cecilia Rossini, Guido HernandezCity:Santo ToméCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ramiro SosaSave this picture!© Ramiro SosaText description provided by the architects. It is a house for a young couple, located in a closed neighborhood in the outskirts of Santa Fe. The loan meant the opportunity to promote a first instance of construction, allowing an early occupation of the property. In this first stage, a series of coordinated extensions would gradually happen in each case according to the emerging priorities of its occupants. The peculiarities of the loan, allowed interpreting it as an appropriate scenario in which to test growth hypotheses and adaptations of the domestic space to the progressive re-configuration of the family scene.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaSave this picture!Diagram and Floor PlanSave this picture!© Ramiro SosaSave this picture!DiagramTherefore, the dynamics of the contemporary family, with its incorporations and ruptures as an indeterminate project, in permanent process, so that the search for a definitive scheme is avoided in a conscious way: a plan that determines once and for all and forever the character of the construction and the destiny of the spaces. Instead, it proposed a strategy of implementation, a constructive-spatial system of atomic, cellular, devoid of hierarchies and rhizomatic and indefinite growth. Thus housing (in this case), as a living organism, accompanies and adapts to the family nucleus in transit through its multiple ages, settling in from the planning stages of work in a condition of permanently unfinished, to be done, to reinvent itself .Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaSave this picture!© Ramiro SosaSave this picture!© Ramiro SosaThe proposed system consists of a series of modules whose dimension characteristics suggest the types of use (social or intimate ‘cells’) and support ‘cells’ for both interior spaces and for outdoor and semi-covered spaces. In all cases, it was sought, in function of operationalizing the design to maximize the contact of each cell with an outer space; and minimize the contact of the cells with each other, being the most optimal, through the opening of a door. In this way the ‘cells’ acquire independence and privacy, while multiplying the options of growth and dispersion.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaWe imagine the structure in another time, already occupied by other habitants; wearing medical offices, student pension, social club; attaching new modules and isolating oneself a thousand times and in a thousand different ways; as a structure of programmable (and unprogrammable) occupation , decharacterized or without recognizable face. A piece of neighborhood micro-urbanism affected by the block, more than a singular piece of architecture. A proposal of constructive and social fabric.Save this picture!© Ramiro SosaProject gallerySee allShow lessMarc Fornes / THEVERYMANY Installs Coral-Like Pavilion in 17th Century Bruges SeminaryArchitecture Newsh2o architectes Reveals Designs of Three Pavilions Along Seine RiverArchitecture News Share Houses Year: ArchDaily Architects: estudio relativo Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Incomplete House / estudio relativo CopyAbout this officeestudio relativoOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSanto ToméArgentinaPublished on July 07, 2018Cite: “Incomplete House / estudio relativo” [Casa Incompleta / estudio relativo] 07 Jul 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Lead Architect: Projects Houses Architects: Taller Alberto Calleja Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/923956/altanera-house-taller-alberto-calleja Clipboard Altanera House / Taller Alberto CallejaSave this projectSaveAltanera House / Taller Alberto Calleja Mexico Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description CopyHouses•Puerto Escondido, Mexico Year: Save this picture!Cortesía de Marcos CallejaCurated by Clara Ott Share Alberto Calleja Photographs: Jesús A. Reyes Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Products used in this ProjectLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – AJ CollectionHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniDesign Team:Claudette Salas, Christian Da Silva, Eugenia BetancourtCity:Puerto EscondidoCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Cortesía de Marcos CallejaText description provided by the architects. Casa Altanera is located within the Onda Oaxaca complex, in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico. The plot has an area of 2,500m2, with a minimal slope. The house covers fifteen per cent of a total of a twenty-five-meter rectangle facing the sea with a distance of one hundred meters towards the north. The process of monitoring the reforestation in the area was established as a natural and primary objective of the project, contributing to the regenerative process which is the context in which our project is located. Save this picture!© Jesús A. ReyesSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!Cortesía de Marcos CallejaA single-family housing scheme was developed, distributed in three separate modules, divided between social areas and two pieces that interact independently, creating a program for a master bedroom for two people and four secondary rooms for eight people in total, including their individual and shared service areas. The interaction with the outside was generated through the areas formed by the palapa structure.Save this picture!Cortesía de Marcos CallejaSave this picture!Section 1Save this picture!© Jesús A. ReyesSave this picture!Cortesía de Marcos CallejaThe dining room, the kitchen, the living room, the deck, and the pool, are linked between each other by the means of a common space, while the other spaces unfold from the movable wooden door-facade, resolving the climatic relations independently and sustainably. The most intimate and contemplative connection happens in the spaces of concrete and wood that contain the rooms, suggesting a protected, safe place, in which, each inhabitant defines the type of link with their most immediate exterior, depending on their reading of the space.Save this picture!Cortesía de Marcos CallejaProject gallerySee allShow lessKO Kindergarten / HIBINOSEKKEI, Youji no Shiro, Kids Design LaboSelected ProjectsNursing Home Extension / StudioladaSelected Projects Share Area: 280 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeTaller Alberto CallejaOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPuerto EscondidoOn FacebookMexicoPublished on August 30, 2019Cite: “Altanera House / Taller Alberto Calleja” [Casa altanera / Taller Alberto Calleja] 30 Aug 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
The statement below, written by the Co-Chairs of the Embassy Protectors Defense Committee, was released Feb. 1 following a pretrial court appearance of the Embassy Protectors, who face charges for defending the Venezuelan Embassy last year. By Ajamu Baraka and Bahman AzadA pretrial hearing of the four Embassy Protectors facing federal prosecution took place before Judge Beryl A. Howell on Jan. 29 in Washington, DC. The hearing, which was to define the parameters of the upcoming trial, became complicated as the judge learned more about the facts of the case.When the hearing started, Judge Howell stated that she expected to rule on all the issues requiring decisions that day. She added that her previous ruling on discovery, where she denied all of the defendants’ discovery requests, ought to tell the defendants what to expect. However, after four hours, the judge decided to delay some of her decisions on critical elements such as what the jury will be allowed to hear and whether the Embassy Protectors will be able to present a meaningful defense.During the course of the morning, it was also evident that the prosecutors were trying to manipulate the upcoming trial in a way that would guarantee a conviction. The first area of contention was whether the word “trespassing” or its equivalent should be included in the trial statement that would be read to the jurors. The Embassy Protectors were not charged with trespassing, yet the prosecution wanted to describe them as trespassing without allowing the four defendants to explain they were in the Venezuelan Embassy with the full permission of the Venezuelan government. This was left unresolved at the end of the day.The next hurdle for the defendants was whether photos and videos of people who are not on trial or of signs with political messages ought to be included in the exhibits. The defendants’ lawyers argued that people who are not being tried are not relevant to the case and that political messages should not be included, especially if the defendants will not be allowed to explain what they mean to the jury. This was also left unresolved at the end of the day.The most important part of the hearing was the motion by the Trump prosecutors to prevent the four Embassy Protectors or their lawyers from being allowed to tell the jury anything that would explain the context of the case. The prosecutors sought to limit what the jury would hear to three things: The Embassy Protectors were in the Venezuelan Embassy, they were ordered to leave, and they didn’t.Judge delays key decisionsThe judge was initially inclined to agree with the prosecutors, questioning the defense about why it mattered that the jury know about things such as who is the president of Venezuela, international law that governs the treatment of embassies and what happened during the time the four protectors were in the embassy.As the hearing proceeded, it seemed the judge was hearing information that was new to her. She was not familiar with the Vienna Convention or with Protecting Power Agreements, which have been used in diplomatic relations for hundreds of years and are incorporated in the Vienna Convention. The U.S. already has 20 such agreements with other nations. She did not seem to know that the four protectors were given permission to be in the Venezuelan Embassy by the elected government and were given the keys to the Embassy.When one of the defense lawyers described the pro-coup mob as “hoodlums,” she was perplexed. When he explained that the pro-coup mob outside the Embassy broke doors and windows, broke into the Embassy and damaged it, and cut off access to food, she seemed unaware of their violent actions and attacks on the embassy. The prosecutors failed to inform the court about the fact that the U.S. Secret Service did nothing to stop the mob from physically attacking the embassy as it was their responsibility to protect the embassy. Nor did they mention that the power and water had been illegally shut off.The judge said granting the prosecutor’s motion would be the equivalent of a directed verdict, i.e., the judge directing a guilty verdict. She asked what defense the protectors would have if she granted their motion. The prosecutors struggled to answer and then posited that the four protectors could say they didn’t understand the order. The judge quickly retorted that this was unlikely given the education levels of the defendants, a medical doctor, a nurse with a master’s degree, a lawyer and a college professor with a Ph.D.Will the court respect international law or will the four protectors become political prisoners of U.S. Empire?The prosecutors, who had entered the courtroom in the morning fully confident that their requests would be granted, squirmed uncomfortably and worked ineffectively to justify their requests as the day progressed. In the end, the judge decided to delay her decisions on these key issues, saying she would take the motions under advisement. The hearing was adjourned at approximately 1:30 p.m.Now, the defendants will have to wait for the judge’s rulings on whether the process will be rigged against them or they will be allowed to present a defense. It likely helped that over two dozen supporters attended the hearing.The trial begins on Feb. 11. We encourage supporters to attend the trial as the defendants face the full force of the Trump administration. The outcome of this trial impacts all who take bold actions to resist imperialism and respect the self-determination and sovereignty of people around the world.If you choose to attend the trial, please visit tinyurl.com/szwhgxv for guidelines and directions.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this read more
Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Azerbaijan Organisation June 8, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the government’s attempt to evict the opposition newspaper Azadlig from the offices it has occupied at 33 Khagani Street in Baku free of charge since 1992. Pro-government newspapers that have free premises are being not threatened with expulsion.“It is completely unacceptable for the authorities to use different measures with media according to their political position,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Opposition newspapers must be able to operate under the same conditions as pro-government newspapers.”The press freedom organisation added: “This constitutes yet another press freedom violation in Azerbaijan, coming on the heels of the recent ban on the newspapers Realni Azerbaidjan and Gundalik and the threat to put a stop to local retransmission of foreign radio stations (the BBC, Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Europe Liberty).”Azadlig signed an agreement in 1992 with the mayor of Baku authorising it to use the Khagani Street premises free of charge. It was granted the premises under article 291 of the civil code, concerning the transfer of property without payment. But the State Committee for Property Control now insists the agreement is illegal.The committee wrote to Azadlig in July asking it to pay rent arrears from 1997 until 2006. The newspaper refused to pay in the absence of a rental contract, but said it would be ready to pay after one was signed. They committee did not respond to this proposal and instead initiated a lawsuit to get Azadlig evicted. News June 4, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News to go further News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan News October 25, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities try to evict opposition newspaper Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh April 9, 2021 Find out more read more
Local News Twitter Pinterest Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Friday, April 27. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. Mayor David Turner said the Odessa City Council could appoint Michael Marrero as the permanent city manager in as soon as three weeks, praising the interim top administrator’s work since the elected officials sacked his predecessor in September.2. Those who have given their time to Ector County Independent School District this year were honored at the Volunteers & Partners Awards Celebration on Thursday at the Ector County Coliseum.3. Three men were indicted this week on capital murder charges, a capital felony, by a grand jury at the Ector County Courthouse.4. Veronica Dye Johnson is taking her background in painting, art history and liberal arts and translating it to a stint as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar in New York City.5. IN SPORTS: The Andrews Black and Seminole golf teams qualified for the Class 4A state girls tournament Thursday at the Region I-4A Girls Golf Championships. Twitter Pinterest Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleLocal teacher earns NEH summer scholar spotNext articleAimBank acquires Platinum Bank admin WhatsApp By admin – April 27, 2018 Five things you need to know today, April 27 read more
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