The ITV share price is recovering. Should I buy now?

first_img 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. Image source: Getty Images The ITV (LSE:ITV) share price has been on the rise for the last 12 months, increasing by just over 80%. Most of this growth was achieved very recently and has nearly restored the stock price to its pre-pandemic level of around £1.35 per share.What caused the ITV share price to rise? And should I be considering the business for my own portfolio? Let’s take a look.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 ITV share price is recovering. Should I buy now? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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! Zaven Boyrazian | Monday, 15th March, 2021 | More on: ITV Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in ITV. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ITV. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Why is the ITV share price rising?ITV is the UK’s second-largest TV broadcasting company. It generates money by selling advertising space during live TV commercial breaks or on its digital streaming platform called ITV Hub. With Covid-19 lockdowns forcing most people to stay at home, the demand for TV and streaming services has increased significantly. But it has also caused some problems.The firm had to temporarily pause the production of 230 projects. And with no new content being released, the business took a significant hit.In early November, ITV released its Q3 earnings report, which showed just how significant that impact was — specifically, total revenue fell by 16% compared to a year ago. But despite the reduction in income, some promising trends emerged and are likely to be the driving force behind the ITV share price recovery.Total viewing hours increased by 2% to 12.2bn, along with an additional 2 million accounts registered on ITV Hub. What’s more, 85% of the projects that were put on pause are now back in production.Overall it seems that investors were impressed with ITV’s ability to get back on track, and so the share price has begun to rise. Looking at the full-year results for 2020, I can see why. While the company still reported a double-digit decline in full-year earnings, profits remained firmly ahead of analyst expectations.There are some risks to considerRunning a TV broadcasting/streaming service is not an easy challenge. Viewing habits of consumers can change like the wind. Production teams need to be able to anticipate and quickly respond to a shift in interests. After all, producing a new series or film is an expensive process that doesn’t always pay off. Suppose ITV invests large sums of money into bad projects? In that case, viewership will fall along with the value of ITV in the eyes of advertisers.Another rising threat is competition from other streaming services, such as Netflix and Disney+. These platforms offer a vast collection of original and exclusive content that gobble up users’ spare viewing time. While I find it encouraging that ITV Hub grew its registered users to 33m last year, both Netflix and Disney+ have more than double that.The bottom lineThe competing streaming services are a significant threat to ITV and its share price. At least, I think so. However, I find it encouraging that the ITV management team is shifting its strategy towards further developing ITV Hub.Combining its existing registered accounts, strong relationships with advertisers, and track record of producing popular content makes me believe that ITV can adapt to and thrive in the new streaming environment. Therefore I would definitely consider adding the stock to my portfolio even after the recent increase in the ITV share price. 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. 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Pasadena Fire Department is Awarded International Accreditation

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBaby Boom: The Stars Are Getting Busy In QuarantineHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuffcenter_img Left to right: Firefighter/Paramedic Oscar Sepulveda (Assistant Accreditation Manager); Fire Chief Bertral Washington and Battalion Chief Anthony Bagan (Accreditation Manager). (Photo: City of Pasadena)Pasadena Fire Chief Bertral Washington today announced the city’s Fire Department joins an elite cadre of fire organizations around the world to receive the coveted “Accredited Agency” status from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI).Only 10 municipal fire departments in California and 218 internationally have earned Accredited Agency status. The United States has more than 30,000 Fire Departments.The accreditation award was presented August 26 at the Commission Hearing in Atlanta after an extensive evaluation process. Accreditation is a comprehensive self-assessment and evaluation model that enables organizations to examine past, current and future service levels and internal performances and to compare them to industry best practices. The process leads to improved service delivery for the public.“All Fire Department personnel, City Leaders and key members of other Departments have collaborated to achieve Accredited Agency status. This demonstrates our commitment to provide the highest quality of service to our community. We are able to use the Commission on Fire Accreditation International’s process as a proactive mechanism to plan for the future and identify areas we can improve on the services we provide,” Fire Chief Washington said.The Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) serves as the governing body for the CFAI and the Commission on Professional Credentialing (CPC) that offer the accreditation, education and credentialing services to first responder and fire service industry professionals and agencies.CPSE promotes the continuous quality improvement of fire and emergency service agencies that serve communities worldwide by providing training and career resource information. As a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation, CPSE supports and encourages agencies and personnel to meet international performance standards through various programs and the work of the two commissions.A task force of highly qualified and dedicated chief fire officers, trainers, city/county administrators, and academic professionals worked together to create the self-assessment model—the basis for CFAI accreditation.The Pasadena Fire Department Accreditation was managed by Battalion Chief Anthony Bagan (Accreditation Manager), Firefighter/Paramedic Oscar Sepulveda (Assistant Accreditation Manager) and Fire Chief Bertral Washington. Government Pasadena Fire Department is Awarded International Accreditation Published on Thursday, August 27, 2015 | 7:06 pm Subscribe EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Business News Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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Mexican Navy Orders Three Damen Stan Patrol Vessels

View post tag: Damen Mexican Navy Orders Three Damen Stan Patrol Vessels The Mexican Navy (Secretaria de Marina – SEMAR) and Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group have signed contracts for three, 42-metre patrol vessels in addition to their existing fleet. All ships will be of the Damen Stan Patrol 4207 design.This contract is again proof of the good, ongoing relationship between the Mexican Navy and Damen. The three SPa 4207 vessels, known in Mexico as the Ténochtitlan class, will be built by the Mexican Navy Yard ASTIMAR 1 in Tampico. Damen will provide the engineering, material package, technical assistance and crew training.The vessels will be named after Mexican historical sites and are expected to be launched in 2016. With these three patrol vessels, the total number of vessels in the Ténochtitlan class will come to ten.Damen Coastal and Offshore Patrol Vessels already operate for years in the coastal waters of the USA, Canada, Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Mexico, Honduras, Cape Verde and the Netherlands. Share this article Back to overview,Home naval-today Mexican Navy Orders Three Damen Stan Patrol Vessels View post tag: Mexican Navy January 12, 2016 read more

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Giorgio Moroder, Armand Van Helden & More To Bring The 70’s To ‘I Feel Love’ Event

first_imgOn September 9 and 10, New York is going back in time, to when nightlife was about more than which club had the most lasers, who bought the biggest bottles, and which superstar DJ the crowd would be Instagramming. ‘I Feel Love’ promises to transport attendees to the disco era, promising a ‘groundbreaking immersive experience’ that sounds like Studio 54 mixed with Sleep No More in an abandoned warehouse in Brooklyn.Details about the mysterious event are scarce, but it is not for the faint of heart. Potential ticket buyers are warned “this event is not recommended for attendees who are not comfortable standing, walking, climbing stairs, being touched, interacting with participants, or being alone”. A warning like makes you wonder what exactly may be in store for the evening.While ‘I Feel Love’ is focusing on the experience, it doesn’t mean the line-ups aren’t completely stacked. Headlining both nights is legendary disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder, responsible for the event’s namesake track ‘I Feel Love’, along with a slew of hits including ‘Hot Stuff’, ‘Bad Girls’, ‘Last Dance’, ‘On The Radio’, ‘Flashdance…What A Feeling’, and, more recently his Daft Punk collaboration, ‘Giorgio by Moroder’. If you listened to music in the 70’s or watched a movie in the 80’s (Scarface, Top Gun) – you heard Giorgio. Supporting him are the likes of Armand Van Helden, Jackmaster, Soul Clap, Oliver, and former Studio 54 resident Nicky Siano.Tickets for this once in a lifetime event are available now at the official website.last_img read more

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Daily Dirt: Ski Porn Evolution, History of Skiing, Good and Bad from Team USA

first_imgYour daily outdoor news bulletin for December 16th, the day a group of white men dressed as Native Americans boarded a foreign vessel and chucked some boxes overboard in 1773. This hilarious prank became known as the Boston Tea Party.Ski Porn EvolutionLots of action, thin-to-nonexistent plot, zero character development, repetitive camera angles, formulaic procedure, predictable ending. They call it ski porn for a reason. Or, at least they used to. The modern era of accessibility, whether it be the internet, POV and HD cameras, time, or whatever, has opened the action sports video game to anyone and everyone with a smartphone. One quick glance around the internet reveals the bevy of amateur action that trumps the professionally made videos of 20, 10, even five years ago. The pros have worked hard to stay ahead of the game and over the past couple of seasons, production companies like Sherpa Cinemas and Sweetgrass have changed the concept of the traditional ski movie, injecting more style, more story, and more authenticity into the platform.Everyone has picked up on the change, and the need to change, including the New York Times, in a well-written piece on the industry and where the standard is heading.True History of SkiingThe birthplace of skiing is certainly under dispute as several nations claim to be the epicenter of epic, but there is now evidence that China may have been the first on the shred scene. Deep in Northwest China, the Tuvan people have been shredding for the past 4,000 years, according to this compelling NPR report. That isn’t the most interesting part of the story however; the most interesting part is the what they used their skis for. Long planks of red spruce with horse hair nailed to the bottom got them where they wanted to go, which is just uphill from elk. Once in position, they would launch downhill in pursuit of the animals, “chasing” them down the snow covered slope where they would eventually lasso them around the antlers and neck. Then they would hang on. That’s it, that’s the whole hunt. Eventually the toll of running full out through chest deep snow dragging a human Yeti cowboy would be too much and the elk would collapse from exhaustion. At which point the elk would become human Yeti cowboy food. At least in the old days. These days they  just let the elk go, at least when NPR reporters are around. Also: NEVER HEARD OF FROSTBITE?!?!!?! Get outta here.There is also a link to the very cool National Geographic story that the NPR piece is based on.Good News, Bad News for Team USAFirst, the bad news. Two of the biggest names in U.S., and world, skiing dropped goose eggs this weekend on the World Cup circuit. At the tour stop in Val d’Isere, France, both Ted Ligety and Bode Miller failed to make the finals of either the giant slalom or the slalom. Ligety fell after taking a gate too wide in qualifying and skidded out, the first time in five years he has not qualified for the final of a World Cup race. He has already won a couple of GS races this season, so this may be just an anomaly. Bode Miller “tripped over his skis” at the end of his qualifying GS run and fell, also not making the finals. Both racers chalked it up to difficult conditions and a difficult course.In women’s ski news, Lindsey Vonn come in fifth a couple of weekends ago at Lake Louis, Canada, her first competition since re-injuring her knee. She will not race a full schedule leading up to Sochi as the Olympics is her main concern.On a positive note, the U.S. Bobsled Team is catching fire at just the right time. They swept the World Cup podium each of the past two weeks.last_img read more

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IMO Assembly Elects New 40-Member Council

first_imgThe Assembly of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has elected new members of its council for the 2018-2019 biennium.Category (a) includes ten states with the largest interest in providing international shipping services:China, Greece, Italy, Japan, Norway, Panama, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, United Kingdom, United States.Category (b) comprises ten states with the largest interest in international seaborne trade:Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates.Category (c) encompasses 20 states not elected under (a) or (b) above, which have special interests in maritime transport or navigation and whose election to the council will ensure the representation of all major geographic areas of the world:Bahamas, Belgium, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey.The council is the executive organ of IMO and is responsible, under the assembly, for supervising the work of the organization. Between sessions of the assembly, the council performs all the functions of the assembly, except that of making recommendations to governments on maritime safety and pollution prevention.The newly elected council will meet, following the conclusion of the 30th Assembly, for its 119th session on December 7 and will elect its chair and vice-chair for the next biennium.The 30th Assembly of IMO is meeting in London at IMO Headquarters from November 27 to December 6, 2017. All 172 member states and three associate members are entitled to attend the assembly, which is IMO’s highest governing body.The assembly, which meets once every two years in regular session, is responsible for approving the work program, voting the budget and determining the financial arrangements of the organization. It also elects the organization’s 40-member council.last_img read more

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Leaf win fourth straight by doubling Rockies 6-3

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs returned to their old slow-starting ways.Only this time it didn’t cost them any points in the standings.Nine different players hit the score sheet as Nelson doubled the Columbia Valley Rockies 6-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.The win, coupled with a 5-1 shellacking of the Kamloops Storm Saturday, is the fourth straight for the Green and White and moves the Leafs into a third-place tie with the Spokane Braves. Nelson has won six of seven games.“This feels good . . . we’re pretty confident now so we feel pretty good,” said Leaf forward Colton Schell.Schell, teaming up with newcomer Brennan Foreman, scored the Leafs final goal during a three-goal third period that iced the contest for Nelson. But it was the slow start that had the players talking.“We came out flat at the start thinking that this was going to be an easy game,” explained Schell as the Leafs met last place Rockies with only five wins on the season. “For some reason our first periods have been bad all year. Maybe it’s a lack of preparation but we need to focus better.”Patrick Martens, on the power play, and Stephen Hynes of the Rockies scored in the first period. Nelson took control of the game in the second, outscoring the Rockies 2-1 in the second on goals by Gavin Currie and Evan J Moir, scoring his first of the season.Foreman, Currie and Schell completed the scoring for Columbia Valley in the third.Marcus Beesley stopped 20 of 23 shots, including a few of the spectacular variety in the third, to register the win. Nelson out shot Columbia Valley 34-23.Saturday the Leafs knocked off one of the hottest teams in the KIJHL in the Kamloops Storm. “We came out knowing (Kamloops) is one of the top teams in the league and if we want to be one of those teams we had to beat them and we did,” said Schell of the four-goal win over the Storm.Connor McLaughlin, who has been scoring goals wherever he’s playing, netted a pair to lead the Leafs. McLaughlin, given the night off by coach Chris Shaw, helped the Trail Smoke Eaters to victory during a road trip to northern B.C. by scoring twice against Prince George. McLaughlin scored twice in the opening frame, one coming on the power play.
Martens gave Nelson a 3-0 lead before Mike McCance solved Nelson starter Darren Hogg.In the third Connor Enright and Dallon Stoddart scored to put the game away. Tanner Burns and Currie, who now leads Nelson in scoring with 33 points, added a pair of assists.LEAF BANTER: Leaf coach Chris Shaw was without assistants Jason Rushton and Sean Dooley, both in Vernon attending a coaching clinic. . . .Nelson continues to beat up on teams outside the Murdoch Division, improving to 8-2 on the season. However, it’s inside the division that the Leafs are experiencing growing pains as the Green and White are a collective 6-9 against Murdoch opponents, with four of the wins coming against Grand Forks. Nelson has yet to defeat Murdoch front running Castlegar or Beaver Valley this season. . . .Newcomers Brennan Foreman and Joel Stewart have four and two points, respectively, since joining the team Thursday in Grand Forks. . . .Nelson hosts Spokane Friday and Castlegar Saturday as the team moves back to games within the division. Saturday’s game is in the Civic Centre Arena as the Leafs help the city celebrate the arena’s 75th anniversary. [email protected]last_img read more

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Sharks add Kendall Coyne Schofield to TV broadcasts

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceKendall Coyne Schofield, a forward with the U.S. Women’s National Hockey Team, is accustomed to breaking barriers. She’ll add another one to her list this fall when she debuts as a member of the Sharks broadcast team on NBC Sports California.In announcing the addition Thursday, the regional cable network said Coyne Schofield, an Olympic gold medalist and six-time world champion, will appear for “select” games as an …last_img

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Joule of South Africa’s highway

first_img “Optimal Energy is capitalising on South Africa’s technological prowess, its track record of building premium cars for the export market, the current sea of change in transport technology brought about by climate change, pollution and energy security issues, and the immense progress in battery technology,” Meiring told Sapa. After the pilot fleet is launched, the company plans to begin mass production in 2012. Meiring said this meant the company would not be hindered by the current economic situation, adding that there was “enormous interest” in the Joule. “Current market conditions are slowing down the traditional manufacturers’ efforts while the market, especially for clean vehicles, is predicted to be in a strong upward swing from 2012 onwards.” The zero-emission Joule is a six-seater multi-purpose vehicle designed by Cape Town-based Optimal Energy in association with legendary South African-born automotive designer Keith Helfet. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Zero emissions The Joule: it’s clean, it’s mean – and it’s good-looking, to boot! Click arrow to play video. The chassis of the Joule has been designed to accommodate two large-cell lithium ion battery packs which use chemistry similar to that used in mobile phones and laptop computers. SAinfo reporter and BuaNewscenter_img Using a normal 220 Volt home outlet and the Joule’s onboard charger, it takes approximately seven hours to recharge the Joule’s battery for a 200km driving range, with two packs providing 400km in total. Electric cars use about 20 percent of the energy that conventional cars use, meaning that the total emissions are much less. And with the global trend of electricity generation becoming “cleaner”, the emissions generated by electric cars will continue to shrink. The Joule was unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, and recently displayed at a climate change conference in Johannesburg. Studies show that 99 percent of urban users drive less than 150 kilometres a day. Optimal Energy recommends that only one battery pack is necessary to power the Joule. 6 April 2009 A pilot fleet of South African-made electric cars are due to hit the country’s roads by 2010, the company which builds them said on Thursday. Optimal Energy, the company which manufactures the electric-powered Joule, has received financial backing from the Department of Science and Technology and issued shares to the Industrial Development Corporation, spokeswoman Diana Blake told the South African Press Assocation (Sapa). “This investment helps us to drive the industrialisation process, taking us to the next level,” Optimal Energy CEO Kobus Meiring said.last_img read more

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Help beat HIV – know your status

first_img6 March 2012 When the government made antiretrovirals (ARVs) freely available to people living with HIV/Aids, Grace Seopela grabbed the opportunity. Now an HIV ambassador who has been living with HIV for eight years, Seopela knows first-hand the benefits of taking treatment. Speaking at the launch of the HIV Counselling and Testing (HCT) campaign at the construction site of Eskom’s Kusile power station in Mpumalanga on Friday, Seopela urged employees to know their status as this would empower them to make critical decisions about their lives. “If it wasn’t for government, which gives us treatment, maybe I wouldn’t be alive today … When the treatment was made available to us, I grabbed that opportunity and now [I control] HIV,” Seopela said.40 000 employees given access to testing About 80 percent of Eskom employees got tested last year when the campaign was launched at the Medupi power station in Limpopo. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi was at Kusile on Friday to congratulate about 5 000 staff members who got tested during the five-day campaign which started last Tuesday. Eskom Holdings chairperson Zoli Tsotsi said the enthusiasm shown by staff members towards the campaign was encouraging, adding that 91 percent of Eskom employees now knew their HIV status, and that 40 000 employees and contractors had been given access to testing. Motsoaledi said that since the HCT campaign was launched by President Jacob Zuma in April 2010, over 14-million South Africans had taken the test. He also encouraged men to undergo medical male circumcision.‘Men are still in denial’ “Men are still in denial and in hiding,” Motsoaledi said. “When you ask them when they are going to test, they tell you, ‘my wife has tested’. I’ve since asked women to drag their partners when coming for HIV testing. “If you are uncircumcised, please come, we shall help you – but you must always wear a condom every time.” He also urged South Africans to get tested at least once a year. The director-general of the Public Enterprises Department, Tshediso Matona, commended Eskom for its commitment to beating the pandemic. “Eskom is big, and if employees participate in the campaign, the results will be huge and the message will go further to other people,” Matona said. Eskom employee Thulani Mashinini stressed the importance of using the testing facilities. “The campaign is going to be futile if we don’t test,” Mashinini said. “We need to take care of our lives; if we don’t, life will not take care of us.” Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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