3 UK shares I’d buy to double my money in 2021

first_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Andy Ross owns shares in Polar Capital Holdings. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Polar Capital Holdings. 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. Image source: Getty Images 3 UK shares I’d buy to double my money in 2021center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Andy Ross | Wednesday, 16th December, 2020 | More on: EZJ IAG POLR I’m generally optimistic for UK shares over the next year or so. I think there are many shares that have the potential to double my money over the 12 months. From a long list then, I’ve narrowed down to these top three UK shares, which I have the most confidence in. I believe they can give me 100%+ returns.  My top UK share for doubling my money in 2021While I’m very optimistic about Experian and Diageo, the share I think is best placed to double my investment, over the next 12 months, is Polar Capital Holdings (LSE: POLR).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…It’s not the best known of companies, but this boutique asset manager has plenty of growth potential. Polar Capital has a number of funds in various sectors, but with a special focus in technology.The firm has been increasing its investing teams. I believe this will boost assets under management in future years. In turn that should lead to higher earnings and profits.The group also has opportunities to expand into new, faster growth markets such as Asia. That is an area of focus for the management that could bear fruit for investors in the coming years. It’ll be especially profitable for those who buy the shares cheaply. Overall I think the shares look cheap and management has a plan to grow the company. I’m confident the shares can head up over both the short and the long term.An industry that could recover from the pandemicI think airlines, especially the big ones like International Consolidated Airlines and easyJet, will eventually emerge stronger from the pandemic. The reaction of the shares to vaccine news suggests other investors agree. IAG’s share price is up over 30% in the last month.My theory is that there’s a lot of pent up demand building. Many who’ve held onto their jobs during lockdown have increased disposable income as they have cut down on socialising and possibly also commuting. I think many people, once the worst of the pandemic is over, will want to make up for lost time. A holiday will feel long overdue.The airlines will naturally pick up much of this demand. Before the pandemic, the industry was expected to grow. That picture has changed – for a while – but better conditions will return for the industry next year or perhaps the year after.In the meantime airline shares are cheap. In my opinion, they are undervalued even after the recent gains they’ve made. To me, they represent a long-term opportunity to buy and hold.Polar Capital Holdings, IAG, and easyJet then are the three UK shares I back to all be able to double any investment I made now, within in the next 12 months. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. See all posts by Andy Rosslast_img read more

Police to charge suspect in hit-and-run that seriously hurt 9-year-old girl who was playing in her yard

first_imgABCNews.com(ATLANTA) — Georgia police are expected to charge a suspect in the hit-and-run that seriously hurt a 9-year-old girl who was playing in her yard when the speeding car careened toward her.Just before 7 p.m. Friday, 9-year-old Laderihanna Holmes was playing in her front yard when the car left the road, hit her and another girl then crashed into the house, DeKalb County Police said.The driver and passenger then fled the scene, said police.The male suspect, whose name was not released, will face charges including hit and run, failure to maintain lane and serious injury by vehicle, police said Tuesday.Authorities said the suspect’s name will likely be released after he is arrested.“I just want everybody to pray for Laderihanna,” the little girl’s mother, Charlette Bolton, told ABC News on Sunday. “The community loves her, her school loves her, her friends love her and I just want the people involved to be caught.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

An absurd denial

first_imgIt is difficult to imagine what Union President Luke Tryl envisaged when he first decided to invite Nick Griffin and David Irving. Did he believe there would be a fierce but gentlemanly debate in the chamber, with Oxford students feeling a sense of pleasure that free speech was encouraged and extremism ground away? Whatever his intentions, sincere and genuine that they were, he could not have predicted the scale to which the local and national community would focus on a debating society clustered in a small corner of Oxford University.With the weeks and days to the 8th week forum drawing closer, the Oxford bubble has burst and continues to be ripped apart by the national press. Condemnation rather than applause has been heaped on the Tryl administration, with the exception of the far right, who have already taken advantage of the situation to claim a moral victory.What the invitations have reaffirmed is the importance of the Oxford Union in a national context. Everyone, from right-wing bloggers to professional media pundits, has had something to say on the issue, no matter their geographic or  intellectual distance from the University. Already, however, the event has been overshadowed by negative repercussions for Oxford students. The issue has caused serious divisions and fractures within normally unified colleges. The threat of protests and demonstrations has hit minorities, particularly for students from the Jewish and Muslim communities. They rightly fear a sudden influx of pro-debate protesters from far-right groups like the British National Party.But conversely, many ordinary students wish to see the debate, yet fear being labelled racist or anti-Semitic by demonstrators for doing so. Even journalists at this newspaper, ordinary students without any extremist views, have been personally accused of reviving Holocaust denial by the national press.With his term coming to an end, it will be interesting to see how posterity treats this Union President. Was he a deliberately divisive leader with no concern for minority opinion, a media pariah, seeking out controversy for his own fame and publicity? Or was he a brave advocate for the Union’s role as “the last bastion of free speech,” daring to challenge the silence and taking on extremists single-handedly? Whatever the final judgement, Tryl is to be admired for sustaining blow after blow of withering criticism and sticking resolutely with his beliefs. At Liberty’s recent ‘Big Debate’, an indicative poll of a few hundred Oxford students showed that roughly three-quarters were behind him, and Tryl has promised a poll of Union members’ opinions to be held concurrently with the termly elections.But what has this all achieved? Fear, violence, intimidation and division. Although there may be discord and perhaps even arguments between Oxford students, in the face of outside interference we must unify. When all is said and done, Union matters are the business of Oxford students only, and not for external groups who believe they know what’s best, or that we are incapable of solving our own problems.To British National Party supporters and national anti-fascist groups, to Holocaust deniers and their opponents, to all and sundry who would involve themselves in our affairs, we quote this newspaper’s first editorial in 1920. Like those students before us, in the face of absurd politics we call for whimsical parochialism: let us “exclude all outside influence and interference and from our University. Oxford for the Oxonians.”last_img read more

London Olympics: Kimberly Rhode blasts her way to skeet gold, equals world record

first_imgKimberly Rhode of the United States won the gold medal in the women’s skeet competition at the Olympics on Sunday, equalling the world record along the way. Rhode, a double Olympic champion in the double trap and Beijing silver medallist in the skeet, entered the final with a four-point cushion after qualifying and calmly blasted her way to victory as her rivals fell away.Rhode, who equalled the Olympics record earlier on Sunday, matched Danka Bartekova’s world record of 99.China’s Wei Ning added another silver to the one she took in Athens in 2004, while Slovakia’s Bartekova snatched bronze in a shoot-off against Russia’s Marina Belikova.Belikova had held down third place for the duration of the final, but missed her final two shots to allow Bartekova to equalize in a drama-filled last round.last_img read more


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US Interior chief wants smaller monuments but not at home

first_imgBILLINGS, Mont. – U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has closely followed his boss’ playbook, encouraging mining and drilling on public lands and reducing the size of national monuments that President Donald Trump called a “massive land grab” by his Democratic predecessors.Except, that is, in Montana.In Zinke’s home state, the former congressman who has long harboured higher political ambitions is recommending Trump create a new national monument out of the forests bordering Glacier National Park, to the disappointment of a company that wants to drill for natural gas there.A couple hundred miles away, where rocky bluffs line the Missouri River, he decided to leave intact a 590-square-mile (1,528-square-kilometre) monument that for 16 years has stirred the kind of impassioned local opposition that Zinke cited in justifying changes to monuments elsewhere.And he wants to curb mining along Montana’s border with Yellowstone National Park. That could discourage development of two proposed mines that supporters say would offer higher paying jobs than tourism.The decision was based on Zinke’s belief that “some places are too precious to mine,” his spokeswoman said last month.Zinke, a rumoured candidate for U.S. Senate in 2018 or governor in 2020, appears to be carving out an exception for Montana from Trump’s agenda to open more public lands to natural resources development. Whether it stems from Montana pride or political ambition in a state where conservation has bipartisan appeal, the results have rankled both sides in the debate over managing millions of acres of public lands in the U.S. West.“It’s totally favouritism,” said Land Tawney, president of the conservation group Backcountry Hunters and Anglers.Tawney is a friend of the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., and his group threw its support behind Zinke’s nomination last winter. But he said the Interior secretary’s recommendations to scale back four large monuments in the West, including Bears Ears in Utah, represent a “sellout to industry” that’s putting public land and wildlife at risk. Zinke also called for shrinking two marine monuments in the Pacific Ocean.“We’re happy he recognizes the importance of the Badger Two-Medicine,” Tawney said, referring to the 203-square-mile (526-square-kilometre) area south of Glacier that Zinke recommends be a monument. “Places that are very similar in fashion, like Bears Ears, he’s not quite protecting. … You can’t talk out of both sides of your mouth.”Zinke spokeswoman Heather Swift declined to comment on how he came to recommend a monument designation for Badger-Two Medicine or whether he was treating public lands in Montana differently than elsewhere.Of the 27 monuments that Trump in May ordered Zinke to review, the Interior Department so far has publicly identified six that would not be modified in some fashion, including the one in Montana and monuments in Washington, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho and California.Zinke’s recommendations for smaller monuments include a second site in Utah and locations in Nevada and Oregon. He also would allow logging at a Maine monument and more grazing, hunting and fishing at two sites in New Mexico.In his recommendations to Trump, contained in a recently leaked memo, Zinke noted that the Badger-Two Medicine area is sacred to the Blackfoot tribes of the U.S. and Canada.Zinke also suggested monument status for two other sites: Camp Nelson in Kentucky, a Union supply depot and hospital where black troops and others trained during the Civil War, and the Jackson, Mississippi, home of slain civil rights figure Medgar Evers.Badger-Two Medicine has been the subject of a long-running dispute between the Blackfeet Tribe, which has a reservation next to the proposed monument, and a Louisiana oil and gas company, Solenex, which wants to drill on the land.Zinke’s recommendation for the area presents an “optics problem” at a time when the Trump administration has criticized the use of the 1906 Antiquities Act to create monuments, said William Perry Pendley, president of the conservative Mountain States Legal Foundation, which is representing Solenex.“It’s terribly disappointing,” Pendley said. “What the secretary ought to be sending to the president is a recommendation to repeal the Antiquities Act, to put an end to this issue.”Pendley compared Zinke’s actions to those of President Bill Clinton in 1996, when he halted a gold mine near Yellowstone, and of the Obama administration last year, when it proposed to end new mining claims on 30,000 acres near the park, which Zinke now supports.Zinke has made no secret of his political desires. In his first term in the U.S. House, he raised his hand to become speaker but didn’t get chosen after Ohio Rep. John Boehner resigned. Last year, Zinke became an early supporter of Trump and publicly stated his desire to be picked as vice-president.In Montana, he’s been viewed as a potential contender against U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat up for re-election next year whom Republicans consider vulnerable. Analysts say it’s not too late for Zinke to jump in.Another possibility arises in 2020 when Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, reaches his two-term limit.Residents in the tiny ranching community of Winifred were disappointed by Zinke’s decision to leave intact the nearby Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, which they have fought since Clinton designated it in January 2001 in one of his last acts in office.When Trump and Zinke arrived in Washington, they seemed to promise the changes the community long sought, said Ron Poertner, a rancher and member of the group Missouri River Stewards.“We thought, ‘Oh, my gosh, somebody has finally seen the light and is going to get this monument business right,’” Poertner said.“But there’s just one person per mile over here and these liberals and big media can out-organize us in a heartbeat,” he said. “If there are any political aspirations, you don’t want to tick off where the strength of voting is in Montana.”___Follow Matthew Brown on Twitter at www.twitter.com/matthewbrownap .last_img read more

Mourinho eyes management comeback and third Champions League

first_imgBasel (Switzerland): Jose Mourinho is gunning for a return to top level management and a third Champions League title, the former Real Madrid and Manchester United manager revealed on Friday in an interview with AFP. Mourinho has been out of work since being sacked by United in December and said he would like to be appointed as a boss at a club where he can add to his European triumphs with Porto in 2003 and Inter Milan seven years later, and draw level with Zinedine Zidane, Carlo Ancelotti and Bob Paisley. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over Chandigarh “If I can win a third Champions League, great,” the 56-year-old told AFP. “I would like to play in the best level, which is the Champions League. “I want to be (in the race to win the Champions League next year). Sometimes, you are not in the race, but you have to win other races.” Mourinho, who has coached in his native Portugal as well as in England, Italy and Spain left the door open to returning to those leagues or taking over at a club elsewhere. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced later “I can go back to a country I’ve been before and to be honest, I have enjoyed working in every country I did,” he said. “(Or) I can try something very important, which is to work in a fifth country and try to win everything in the fifth country like I did in the previous ones.” Mourinho’s time with United was his third with a Premier League club after two spells with Chelsea, where he won the title three times, and he isn’t surprised that England has four teams in the quarter-finals of Europe’s top competition. United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool have all made it to the last eight. “English teams are powerful, they have a very competitive league. Sometimes, it goes against them because many times, you have very difficult situations in the calendar,” he said. “The teams are good and strong, and you look at Man City, the level of investment. Top players, experienced players, top manager, experienced manager.” Asked about France attacker Kylian Mbappe, Mourinho praised the World Cup-winning teenager, who he says has the ability take over from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo when they eventually hang up their boots. “He is there, he is ready for next step. When the big monsters decide to stop, he will be there, just waiting,” Mourinho said. “Sometimes, you can be part of the team that reaches something, and you are just lucky to be at the right moment at the right time. That’s not the case. He was very important for France being champion.”last_img read more

Delhi HC restrains 30 torrent sites from hosting copyrighted content

first_imgNew Delhi: The Delhi High Court has permanently restrained 30 torrent sites from hosting, streaming, reproducing, distributing or making available to the public by any means the movies, music, shows or any content which violates the copyright of film production companies like Twentieth Century Fox and UTV Software.Justice Manmohan, in the order, directed internet service providers (ISPs), like Airtel, Reliance Jio and MTNL, to block access to these websites. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’Directions were also issued by the court to the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) and the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) to ensure that the ISPs registered with them block access to such “rogue websites”. While issuing the directions based on a plea by the film production companies, the court said website blocking was a “cumbersome exercise” and majority of the viewers who access and download the infringing content are youngsters who are unaware that the content is pirated. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&KIt directed the DoT and the MEITY to “explore the possibility of framing a policy under which a warning is issued to the viewers of the infringing content, if technologically feasible in the form of e-mails, or pop-ups or such other modes, cautioning the viewers to cease viewing/downloading the infringing material. “In the event the warning is not heeded to and the viewers/subscribers continue to view, access or download the infringing/pirated content, then a fine could be levied on the viewers/subscribers,” the court said. It added that such a measure would go a long way in curbing piracy and the dark-net as well as in “promoting the legal content and accelerating the pace of Digital India”. The court, in its 99-page verdict, also noted that such websites were “hydra-headed”, who on being blocked, “actually multiply and resurface as alphanumeric or mirror websites”. Therefore, to meet the ends of justice and address the menace of piracy by such hydra-headed websites, the court permitted the plaintiff production companies to implead as a party in the matter the mirror/redirect/alphanumeric websites. However, the plaintiffs would have to file affidavits confirming that the newly impleaded sites are a mirror/redirect/alphanumeric website along with “sufficient supporting evidence”.last_img read more

Women protest outside SC over clean chit to CJI

first_imgNew Delhi: Several women including lawyers, activists and members of NGOs on Tuesday protested outside the Supreme Court after an in-house panel of the court cleared Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment charges.The women were detained by the police and taken to the Mandir Marg Police station. Soon after, prohibitory orders banning the assembly of four or more people were imposed outside the Supreme Court in the heart of Delhi. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange frameworkThe women held placards as they protested against the clean chit given to the Chief Justice by the in-house committee of his colleagues. “Do Constitutional rights to protest not apply to the Supreme Court?” tweeted noted lawyer Prashant Bhushan. CPI-M leader Brinda Karat said: “The procedure seems to be totally unjust. Why can’t the victim be given the report? It’s wrong. When they are dismissing the matter, more questions are being raised about the procedures adopted by the Supreme Court. It’s an injustice.” Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygenThe protest comes after a three-judge top court panel headed by Justice S.A. Bobde found no substance on Monday in the sexual harassment allegations levelled by a former apex court employee against Chief Justice Gogoi. On Tuesday, the woman asked the in-house probe committee for a copy of the report giving a clean chit to the CJI. “I have a right to know how, why and on what basis have your Lordships found my complaint to have ‘no substance’,” she said, adding she was “deeply shocked” on the outcome of the committee’s findings. “Despite my detailed affidavit, ample corroborative evidence and clear, consistent statement reiterating my experience of sexual harassment and consequent victimization, the Committee has found no substance in my complaint and affidavit,” she said.last_img read more