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. Image source: Getty Images Roland Head | Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 | More on: FUTR GOCO “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Roland Head 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. Why GoCo shares are up and Future shares are crashing today Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The GoCo Group (LSE: GOCO) share price rose by as much as 20% when markets opened this morning. The shares surged after the price comparison firm — which runs GoCompare.com — received a £594m takeover offer from media group Future (LSE: FUTR).The deal values GoCo shares at 136p per share, which is a 23.6% premium to Goco’s closing share price of 110p yesterday. Should GoCo shareholders support the deal? Here’s what I think you should know.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…GoCo shares: what’s the offer?The first thing to note is that Future’s offer isn’t a cash bid. For each GoCo share, the media group has offered to pay 33p in cash plus 0.052497 new Future shares. Based on Tuesday’s closing share prices, this values GoCo at 136p per share, or £594m in total.If the deal goes ahead, GoCo shareholders would own almost 20% of the combined business. However, Future’s share price has slumped today and is down by almost 14%, at the time of writing. This reduces the current value of the offer to 122p per GoCo share.Future’s falling share price may indicate that the market is unsure about this deal. However, Future has built a record of improving profitability in recent years. According to figure released today, Future’s adjusted pre-tax profit rose by 79% to £96m last year. Management believes that owning GoCo would drive further growth for Future.Why Future wants GoCoFuture’s business has its roots in magazine publishing. But today, most of its revenue and profit comes from the online versions of these publications. The company’s stable of titles covers a huge range of hobby and lifestyle areas, including cycling, computing, music, photography and interior design.Future makes money by selling advertising, e-commerce transactions (where it gets a commission on product sales) and generating leads. The firm also runs some events. Future’s management believes the GoCompare price comparison website — which covers insurance, personal finance, and utilities — will be a good fit with the firm’s lifestyle titles.One example Future suggests is that readers of its property websites will be able to seamlessly access information on utility switching and energy products.GoCo generated a return on capital employed of 25% last year and has a solid record of cash generation. Future’s management also believes the acquisition of GoCo would improve the profitability of the combined business.Will Future’s offer for GoCo shares be accepted?Not all takeover offers succeed. Some are rejected by shareholders. A higher bidder could also merge. However, Future appears to have taken steps to gain the support of GoCo’s largest shareholder, Sir Peter Wood.Sir Peter founded insurer Esure which, in turn, founded GoCompare.com. Four years ago, Esure split out the GoCo business and floated it on the stock market. However, Sir Peter remains the largest holder of GoCo, with a shareholding of almost 30%. He’s agreed to vote in favour of the Future offer, even if a competing offer is received from another bidder.In addition to this, he has agreed not to sell any of the Future shares he’d receive for at least six months. The Esure founder appears to have a strong desire to combine GoCo with Future.GoCo shareholders will need to decide whether to accept the offer. But Sir Peter’s support appears to have given the bid a good chance of success. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. 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Red Bull and Honda protege Yuki Tsonoda completed the 300km towards F1 superlicence in wet and dry conditions at Imola; Tsunoda, third in the F2 standings, is being evaluated for a possible AlphaTauri drive in the 2021 season next to Pierre Gasly By James GallowayLast Updated: 04/11/20 6:52pm – Advertisement – Japan’s Yuki Tsunoda has made his debut behind the wheel of a Formula 1 car ahead of a possible full-time drive with AlphaTauri next year.The F2 driver, who is third in the feeder series’ standings, completed a first test at Imola with the team’s 2018 car on Wednesday amid changeable conditions.Tsunoda, 20, is a member of Red Bull’s young driver programme and also backed by Honda, who supply engines to both AlphaTauri and Red Bull until the end of next year.- Advertisement –
Indianapolis, In. — Oldenburg Republican state senator Jean Leising and Richmond Republican Jeff Raatz joined Eris Holcomb in signing a bill requiring K through 12 grades to have a computer science program by 2021. Senator Leising was the co-author of SEA 172.
Granit Xhaka fired too close to Alisson from a well-worked corner, but the Brazilian international was fortunate when he rushed from his goal and was beaten to a floated cross by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, whose header drifted inches wide.However, Liverpool also had plenty of chances in a thrilling first half that somehow lacked only goals.A dubious offside decision denied Sadio Mane the opening goal and Virgil van Dijk twice should have scored when he was first repelled by Bernd Leno and then flicked a header against the post with the German ‘keeper caught flapping.Leno didn’t get so lucky with his next mistake as he palmed Mane’s dangerous cross back into the heart of the box and Milner drilled into the unguarded net.However, Leno made amends with a fingertip stop to again deny Van Dijk and Liverpool a crucial second following a towering header from a corner.And Emery’s decision to sacrifice Aubameyang rather than Lacazette with his substitutions was vindicated when the French international kept his composure to brilliantly curl into the far corner after being forced wide by Alisson.Both sides poured forward in a frantic finale, but Klopp’s decision to withdraw Mohamed Salah for Joel Matip in stoppage time showed the German was happy to protect Liverpool’s unbeaten league start.A return of five points from a possible nine from visits to Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal is already a drastic improvement on Liverpool’s record of a single point from away games against top six opposition last season.Yet, even that upturn may not be enough to keep pace with a City side showing no let-up after romping to the title with 100 points.Share on: WhatsApp Main man LacazetteLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Alexandre Lacazette extended Arsenal’s unbeaten run to 14 games and dealt a blow to Liverpool’s quest to win the Premier League for the first time in nearly three decades by salvaging a 1-1 draw at the Emirates on Saturday.James Milner’s opener just after the hour mark looked set to send Jurgen Klopp’s men three points clear of champions Manchester City, who host Southampton on Sunday, at the top of the table.However, that lead is now a solitary point as Lacazette struck eight minutes from time to give the hosts a well-deserved point from an enthralling encounter.After a baptism of fire in defeats to City and Chelsea in his first two matches as Arsenal’s first new manager for 22 years, Unai Emery has impressively put his stamp on the Gunners.However, in a run of 12 wins and a draw before Liverpool’s visit, Arsenal hadn’t faced any side that finished ahead of them in Arsene Wenger’s last season.In contrast to their last visit to the Emirates when they conceded three times in five minutes, Liverpool needed to show their new-found defensive resolve as a confident Arsenal started the brighter.Alisson Becker spread himself well to block from Lacazette before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s deflected effort from the edge of the area flew just wide.
Tom Brady has made it official.Days after announcing his “football journey will take place elsewhere,” the now ex-Patriots quarterback has formally signed a deal to play with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
LAKE COMO – The Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation (JSJBF) will host its 13th Annual Harpin’ Help from 12:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. Sunday, April 21, at Bar Anticipation, 703 Sixteenth Ave.The all-day music event features continuous live music and harmonica acts organized by local musician Sandy Mack. The event will generate funding for JSJBF’S operational expenses and collect nonperishable food items and paper products for Lunch Break of Red Bank.Mack of Wall Township, who is a volunteer for the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation, has been putting Harpin’ Help together throughout its history.“Harpin’ Help offers something for everyone with a variety of musical styles and artists,” said Mack who is a harmonica player. “We all enjoy getting together each year to share our talents to benefit the Jersey Shore jazz and blues community and people in need.”All ages are welcome to attend the day of live music on two stages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be 50/50 raffles, food available for purchase and a cash bar.Admission is $20 at the door or $15 when a guest brings a minimum of two cans of nonperishable food items or paper goods.Additional information about Harpin’ Help 2013, is available by visiting the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation website at www.jsjbf.org or calling 732-933-1984.
HOLMDEL – A technology company with a history of working with the military, including Fort Monmouth, will be the first to occupy space at the former Bell Labs complex, now called Bell Works.Holmdel Mayor Eric Hinds said Symbolic Systems will be the first official occupant of the 2,000,000 square-foot Bell Works, currently undergoing a massive renovation under owner Somerset Development of Lakewood.Regarding the hotel/conference center, Hinds would only say that a deal “is close but not done. We’re hopeful for an announcement by July. We hoped to announce it last January.”In addition to the new tenant, local officials will soon launch a fund-raising effort to cover the costs of relocating the municipal library from the basement of Township Hall to a new 18,000 square-foot space inside Bell Works, donated by Somerset. The township must supply construction, equipment and furnishings.Symbolic Systems Inc., a provider of information technology, data engineering and software development is currently located in an office building at 106 Apple Street, Tinton Falls. Other offices are located in Aberdeen, Maryland, where many former Fort Monmouth employees and personnel transferred to the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) after the New Jersey base closed in 2005.Founded by Frank Ponzio Jr. in 1968, Symbolic Systems, Inc. also works with private industry, the federal Dept. of Defense, and government entities. Its Maryland facility was established as part of the federal BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) process. Ponzio holds several patents for his inventions and designs.Fort Monmouth, which is still owned by the Army, has been on an almost parallel course with Bell Works to attract technology and business tenants.“I’ve been frustrated, but it’s best I remain positive,” Mayor Hinds said last week. “I’m excited about all the activity going on now. About two dozen solid companies are in the loop but nothing has closed. My biggest hope is that the hotel/conference center would take a substantial piece, leading to a lot of other synergistic tenants. The vision is to make Bell Works the East Coast Silicon Valley. It has that history.” He said prospective tenants include primarily technology companies and professionals, including a certified public accounting firm, a law firm and an engineering company. Most are from New Jersey.Bell Works also envisions retail, restaurant, and entertainment uses, creating an indoor “town square” for Holmdel.Somerset President Ralph Zucker told the Two River Times on May 26, “Bell Works has received much interest including letters of intent from potential tenants. Although (we are) unable to share specific information at this time due to legal reasons, we are excited to see the vision of Bell Works come to life.”“The public can expect to see a completely revamped pedestrian street spanning the entire length of this magnificent building. Everything that cluttered the atrium has been removed to create an incredible cathedral-like space,” he added. Internationally renowned architect Eero Saarinen designed the building in 1959.Bell Works was recently featured in filmmaker Daniel Arsham’s “Future Relic ‘03”, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. According to Beckerman PR of Hackensack, Somerset’s public relations representative, Arsham’s team reached out in 2014 through Bell Works’ architect, Alex Gorlin. Arsham, a fan of Saarinen’s work, visited the 473-acre site and deemed it the “perfect location.”“The building is so far ahead of its time,” Mayor Hinds said. “The infrastructure is there for mixed use. A lot of capital is being spent. In fairness to Somerset, it is a challenging time in New Jersey. I’ve met with people from the state’s ‘Choose NJ’ economic development program. New Jersey is not doing a good job driving business into it; we’re doing a good job of driving business out. There are not enough large employers south of the (Driscoll) bridge. It’s going to take six to eight years for the building to be fully occupied. We need to be patient, realize the right vision, and get the right mix of tenants.” Hinds said that commercial real estate firm Garibaldi Group of Chatham has been working on securing tenants for Bell Works for over a year, but much work had to be done before it could be marketed.As far as the donation of space for the township library and learning center, Deputy Mayor Gregory Buontempo said, “Ralph Zucker wanted to do something positive to make the building part of the community.” Other options for the relocation and expansion were considered but discounted due to high costs. “Having it inside Bell Works saves taxpayers the extra financial burden.”“We want a dynamic library that will accommodate today’s needs and Holmdel’s future needs,” Buontempo said. “We hope to kick off the effort in the next few months with the goal of raising $1.8 million.”Township Architect Anthony Iovino is working with Somerset Development on the design. Iovino has previous experience creating libraries and studied Saarinen’s work in school.“At first I was concerned about locating the library in a multi-use building,” Buontempo said. Our architect told me it’s just the opposite. Minneapolis put their library in a mall and attendance went up 400 percent. Times have changed and libraries are evolving. Now I think it’s a home run.”“Somerset is willing to help us move in sooner,” Mayor Hinds said. “We want to be in sooner than later. It will be more than a library. It will be a community heartbeat.”Toll Brothers’ plan for 40 estate homes and 185 “active adult” carriage homes on the main interior road leading to the building remain on hold. In its agreement with Somerset, Holmdel officials built in a stipulation that residential construction cannot begin until 20 percent of the building is leased or occupied.“That’s how we protected ourselves,” Hinds said. The homes, which generated significant controversy among local opponents, must also undergo the lengthy approval processes of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
San Francisco Giants prospect Jacob Heyward was ejected from an Arizona Fall League game on Tuesday for arguing after taking a called strike three.It’s not the first and it won’t be the last time a player is tossed for venting frustrations over balls and strikes, but Heyward may have made history with his ejection.He apparently took issue with a call made by a “robot umpire.”During a game on Tuesday evening, Heyward was called out on a curveball that ended up down around his ankles by the …
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As harvest is completed across the Eastern Corn Belt, seed companies, universities, and growers will have the chance to compile and analyze data from yield testing. One of the most important decisions a farmer will face all year is deciding what variety to plant and in which field to plant it. To ensure that the best possible decision is made next spring, it is important to spend some time looking at yield data. While reviewing data is critical, knowing how to determine whether it is accurate and useful is equally important. Below are some tips for using data to make sound planting decisions next spring.Look for Replicated DataDon’t rely on yield results from one strip plot on a farm or from a single plot location. Look for data from randomized tests that are repeated multiple times and across multiple locations. Replications in testing increase the reliability of the data and help to remove variables that can skew results.For strip plot data, was a “tester” used?Strip plots planted on farms can cover large areas of a field. In many fields in the Eastern Corn Belt there are several soil types. If a plot crosses several soil types how can you be sure it is accurate? By planting a “tester” variety at regular intervals within the plot, you can calculate adjusted yields based on the variability of the tester yield across the plot. The use of a tester minimizes the effect soil type variability has on the plot results to ensure more accurate data.Look for consistencyAccording to Bob Nielsen, Purdue Extension Agronomist, “Documented consistency in yield performance is still the key to success in selecting hybrids that will perform well in your farming operation.” When choosing a variety based on plot data, it is important to look for consistent performance—across several plot locations and between multiple years. Choose varieties that consistently performed well in 2014 and 2015, in multiple locations, and different growing conditions.Statistical SignificanceOn published data look for foot notes that indicate the least statistically significant yield difference, or LSD. In many plots, the performance of the top 5 or 10 varieties may not be statistically different. Although there are small differences in yield, statistical analysis of the data indicates that all varieties within the LSD have an equal chance of winning the plot.While plot data can be very useful in making decisions, some plot data is significantly more accurate and reliable. The key to getting the most out of yield data is having the ability to sort through the large amounts of information to identify the data that most accurately and reliably represents varietal performance.
There’s been doom and gloom about the US’s competitiveness in global finance, and many are blaming tougher US regulations as part of the problem. On Monday, McKinsey issued a report commissioned by New York’s Mayor Bloomberg and Senator Schumer that suggest that New York is losing its position as the global center of finance. But the global pendulum on compliance may be starting to shift. An EU directive is set to level the playing field and take the advantage from the London exchange’s weaker standards since the enactment of Sarbanes-Oxley. The new regulation, which goes into effect June 2008, is part of the EU’s 8th Company Law Directive on Statutory Audit and it will require auditors of foreign companies to meet European Standards or be delisted from European exchanges. Currently there are 228 non-EU companies listed on the London Stock Exchange.From Ernst and YoungCritics in London are comparing the new rules to Sarbanes-Oxley and some say that the new rules could potentially be even more burdensome than Sarbanes-Oxley on foreign firms seeking to list on European exchanges. But what appears to be happening is a gradual worldwide convergence on governance and investor protection, and that’s good.After the migration of many new company exchange listings to London, the UK’s BDO Stoy Hayward’s FraudTrack found that company fraud in the UK rose 33% between 2005 and 2006 and that the value of the reported fraud rose almost 40%. Many of the new London listings are from Chinese and Russian companies that may not have been able to stand up to SOX regulations. From this perspective, markets that can provide a high level of accountability to investors may be viewed as a competitive advantage.