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Anglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgAnglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Anglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Anglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Anglo American Plc (ANGLO.bw)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileAnglo American Plc is a diversified mining enterprise with extensive interests in gold, platinum, diamonds, coal, metals, industrial minerals, paper and packaging, and financial and technological support. Anglo American Plc has an international footprint, with operations and undeveloped resources in Africa, Europe, South and North America and Australia. Anglo American’s diamond interests are represented by a 45% share holding in De Beers. The company produces approximately 35% (by value) of the world’s rough diamonds from its mines in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa. The government of the Republic of Botswana has a 15% beneficial interest. De Beers is a 50/50 partner with GRB in the Debswana Diamond Company. Debswana operates two of the world’s largest diamond mines in Botswana; Jwaneng and Orapa Mines.last_img read more

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3 UK shares to buy today

first_img3 UK shares to buy today 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. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Lancashire Holdings. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 | More on: LRE LSEG LSL I’ve recently been looking for UK shares to buy for my portfolio that may benefit from the economic recovery. However, I’ve also been adding companies that I think will continue to report growth no matter what the future holds. Here are three such businesses I have been eyeing up.UK shares to buyThe first company is the London Stock Exchange (LSE: LSE).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 owner of the UK’s primary equity market and other financial businesses, this company essentially owns the plumbing of the UK financial system. I think this gives it a unique competitive advantage. As long as the country’s financial system continues to function, I reckon the LSE should continue to grow. That being said, there have been periods in the past when the group has struggled. These include the financial crisis. The enterprise also has a lot of debt and has borrowed more to fund the acquisition of information provider Refinitiv. This elevated level of borrowing could be a significant risk for the group. Still, I would buy this company for my portfolio UK shares today, considering its competitive advantages and position in the UK economy. Property market Another company I would buy is LSL Property Services (LSE: LSL). This operation owns a range of businesses covering everything from the buy-to-let market to estate agents and mortgage surveyors. It conducts mortgage valuations for some of the largest mortgage lenders in the country. While this does mean LSL’s fortunes are tied to those of the UK property market, I think its diversification gives the group an edge. For example, despite a 14% decline in revenues last year and one of the worst economic depressions in UK history, LSL still reported net income of £16.3m. Of course, there’s no guarantee the company’s diversification will make it immune from any housing market stress. A sudden increase in interest rates could cause substantial stress in the property market. This may have a significant negative impact on the group as every part of the market may suffer. Even after taking this risk into account, I would still add LSL to my portfolio of UK shares today for its growth potential. Insurance incomeThe final company I would buy is Lancashire Holdings (LSE: LRE). The Lloyd’s of London insurer is benefiting this year from a substantial increase in insurance rates. In some segments of the market, rates have risen by more than 10%. This implies insurers such as Lancashire are on track for a strong performance this year.However, they are still counting the cost of the pandemic, the final cost of which is not yet known. It could be substantially more than current predictions, which means the sector may have to put aside more money than expected.This is probably the most considerable risk Lancashire faces right now.I believe rising rates should go some way to mitigating the risk outlined above. That’s why I would buy the stock for my portfolio of UK shares, even though there could be a significant negative surprise on the horizon.  Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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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I’d invest £1k in Tesco shares

first_img Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Costco Wholesale. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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. If I had £1,000 to invest today, I’d buy Tesco (LSE: TSCO) shares without delay. The reason why I’d focus on this company over all the other stocks listed on the London Stock Exchange is simple. I believe Tesco is the best business in the relatively defensive sector of food retail. I also think the company has the potential to become an income champion over the next few years. 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 outlook for Tesco sharesTesco has come a long way since its accounting scandal in 2014. Since then, its management has completely overhauled the company, refocused the business, and expanded into wholesale. As part of these initiatives, the group exited Thailand and acquired UK wholesaler Booker.The group returned some of the proceeds from its business sale to shareholders and used the rest to repay debt, strengthening its balance sheet. By acquiring Booker, the company also strengthened its position in the UK food retailing market. Booker supplies thousands of smaller retailers around the UK.  And now the business looks set to embark on its next stage of growth, which will focus on consolidating the firm’s position in the UK retail market. I think this could have a considerably positive impact on Tesco shares. To do this, last year the firm launched its new Clubcard scheme. Copying the model used by US retailer Costco, Clubcard holders can choose to pay a monthly fee and receive money off their shopping under the new system.There are also benefits for subscribing to Tesco’s mobile business and with Tesco Bank products. As well as this scheme, management has been expanding the mobile division and paid £123m to buy the 50.1% stake in Tesco Underwriting from former joint venture partner Ageas UK. This will allow Tesco Bank to provide an end-to-end insurance offer for Tesco shoppers. Previously, the group had relied on a selection of other insurers. One-stop-shopThe way I see it, Tesco is creating a one-stop-shop for its customers to buy everything from groceries to financial services and mobile phones. And by doing so, customers can lower their costs. The package of products will also give Tesco more data, which can be used to increase sales.I think all of these initiatives will help reinforce the firm’s position in the UK grocery market. According to analysts, they could also help the company generate as much as £1.2bn per annum in free cash flow. I think that implies the stock’s dividend could rise substantially as we advance. At the time of writing, Tesco shares offer a dividend yield of 4.4%. Of course, Tesco isn’t guaranteed to hit this level of cash generation. Significant risks and challenges include rising costs, which could hurt the company’s profit margins. Another wave of coronavirus may also damage the UK’s economic recovery, hitting demand for certain goods and services. Still, despite these risks, I’d invest £1,000 in Tesco shares today based on the reasons I’ve outlined. As the company enters its next stage of growth, I think the outlook for the stock is improving.  Enter Your Email Address I’d invest £1k in Tesco shares The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Rupert Hargreavescenter_img Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 15th May, 2021 | More on: TSCO Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report now Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. 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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Emotive trailer released for behind the scenes documentary that covers the Springboks route to RWC victory

first_imgMonday Apr 27, 2020 Emotive trailer released for behind the scenes documentary that covers the Springboks route to RWC victory Supersport will be releasing an exclusive behind the scenes documentary that tracks the Springboks’ journey to Rugby World Cup 2019 champions. Today, they released this epic trailer that is sure to give fans chills, while telling a redemption tale that was anything but smooth sailing.ADVERTISEMENTA camera crew travelled with the Boks for the duration of 2019, capturing unprecedented footage through behind the scenes access in the lead up and throughout the Rugby World Cup in Japan.With unique access and exclusive contributions from coaching staff, players and commentators, the documentary is the story of how a team, a nation and the world came to discover that we are all indeed stronger together.“From the clips I’ve seen, this will reveal an entirely new layer of what makes the Springboks great,” said Gideon Khobane, SuperSport chief executive.“It is a powerful story about changing fortunes and changing mindsets, about pressure and hope, about recognising the power of inspiration, and learning what representation truly means.”Jurie Roux, CEO of SA Rugby, said: “The team welcomed the SuperSport crew into the inner sanctum for a warts-and-all view of what goes on behind the scenes. The team was very clear in its main focus – which was to win rugby matches – but we ended with a story and a journey that proved to be far bigger than the game.”While the final against England is recalled by millions for several great moments, very few were in the inner sanctum from the start.ADVERTISEMENT“Chasing the Sun” therefore intends to lift the lid on the world of Springbok rugby like never before.It is reportedly deep in production, to be released in six parts, planned to go out in August of this year.If the trailer is anything to go by, you won’t want to miss it.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error documentary Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO ‘They don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow,… 38 WEEKS AGO How do you perform when blind in one eye?… 48 WEEKS AGO Sexton’s half-time speech helped turn the… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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The wellbeing foundation announces first long-term charity partnership

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Melanie May | 22 April 2016 | News The wellbeing foundation announces first long-term charity partnership About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  37 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Tagged with: corporate Funding  38 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Care UK’s wellbeing foundation is inviting grass roots charitable initiatives that promote wellbeing through the arts to apply for one-off grants of between £50 and £2,000.The wellbeing foundation has just announced a three-year partnership with the Rob George Foundation. The partnership will see the charity receive a donation of £1,500 in each of the three years as well as support from Care UK staff, and is the foundation’s first long-term partnership.Philip George from the Rob George Foundation said:“We’re thrilled to have been chosen as the first long term charity partner of the Care UK wellbeing foundation. We look forward to an exciting three years as we work together to continue Rob’s living legacy as we endeavour to make a difference – one individual at a time.”Care UK set up its wellbeing foundation two years ago. Since then, almost 20 grants have been given to charities around the country that support the arts helping to promote well-being in local communities.More information on how to apply for funding is available on the Care UK wellbeing foundation website. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Newspaper editor in southeast to serve 18 months in prison

first_img News Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor April 28, 2021 Find out more Organisation TurkeyEurope – Central Asia RSF_en July 2, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper editor in southeast to serve 18 months in prison News Follow the news on Turkey Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism law to go furthercenter_img An assizes court in the city of Malatya (in the southeastern province of the same name) has just sentenced local newspaper editor Haci Bogatekin to 18 months in prison because of an editorial, in which he was found guilty of propaganda on behalf of a terrorist organisation – the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).Issuing its judgment on 25 June in Bogatekin’s absence, the court said it would not suspend the sentence because he had been convicted in the past. Bogatekin is the owner and editor of Gerger Firat, a fortnightly based in the nearby province of Adiyaman, where he has been held in Kahta prison for the past 80 days.Bogatekin was convicted under article 7.2 of Law 3713 over a 4 January editorial entitled “Feto and Apo,” in which he argued that the followers of “Feto” (religious leader Fethullah Gülen) posed more of a threat than the followers of “Apo” (jailed PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan). He referred to the PKK’s armed militants as “Apo’s patriots” and said “the secular republic faces a greater danger, a danger of a religious nature.”The editorial also criticised the army for “going to fight the PKK’s militants in the mountains while the influence of Fethullah Gülen’s Islamist community, which benefits the (ruling) Justice and Development Party, is making itself felt more than ever in the region.”Bogatekin’s lawyer said he will appeal.Bogatekin currently has more than 90 other charges pending against him, including “trying to influence the course of justice in his own trial,” and defaming and insulting prosecutor Sadullah Ovacikli for accusing Ovacikli of being linked to Gülen after the prosecutor questioned him about the “Feto and Apo” editorial.He also faces a possible two-year prison sentence on a charge of “openly humiliating Turkish identity, the republic, and state institutions and bodies” under article 301 of the criminal code by publishing an editorial entitled “Turkey made a mistake” on 10 March 2007.Read the investigation report into the detention of Haci Bogatekin Receive email alerts News TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit News April 2, 2021 Find out more April 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Oman: RSF calls for release of three journalists, reopening of newspaper

first_img OmanMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses to go further Organisation The latest to be detained was deputy editor Youssef Al-Haj, who was arrested on 9 August, six days after Zaher Al-Abri, Azamn’s local news editor. The first was editor Ibrahim Al-Maamari, who was arrested on 28 July, two days after the offending article’s publication.In a related move, the information ministry ordered the suspension of Azamn’s print and online editions with effect from 9 August. According to the Omani Commission for Human Rights, the three journalists will be taken before a judge next week.RSF calls on the Omani authorities to release the three journalists at once and to allow the newspaper to resume publishing.“These draconian measures, the arrests of the journalists and the newspaper’s closure, show that the authorities are determined to silence them,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk.The deputy editor’s arrest came one day after he reported in the newspaper that he had interviewed supreme court vice-president Ali Al-Nomani and that, in the course of the interview, Al-Nomani had confirmed the suspicions of corruption in the case covered by Azamn. He also reported that Al-Nomani had voiced support for the newspaper and its journalists.The Sultanate of Oman is ranked 125th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. RSF_en OmanMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrests of three senior journalists with the independent Omani newspaper Azamn in the course of the past two weeks in connection with an article about an alleged case of judicial corruption. All three are still held and are due to appear in court next week. August 2, 2016 Find out more Follow the news on Oman News August 11, 2016 – Updated on August 16, 2016 Oman: RSF calls for release of three journalists, reopening of newspaper News Help by sharing this information Oman: newspaper editor held over article about pressure on judiciary Receive email alertslast_img read more

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Assemblymember Chris Holden Names the 41st Assembly District’s Women of Distinction at Annual Open House

first_img Community News 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it In Celebration of Women’s History Month in March 2017, Assemblymember Chris Holden recognized the 41st Assembly District’s Woman of the Year, Women of Distinction Honorees and Nominees at his Annual Open House. The women were honored for their service and work that has a made a positive impact in their community.With fifty nominations throughout the district, Flintridge Center President, Jaylene Moseley from Pasadena was named the 2017 Woman of the Year for the 41st District.“Jaylene Moseley has been a force of impact for Northwest Pasadena and West Altadena for more than 30 years through her leadership of the Flintridge Center,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Jaylene is a friend, a leader and an inspiration to all. She is a woman who exemplifies a life of purpose, fulfillment and joy.”Women of Distinction from throughout the district include Jacqueline Collier (Altadena), Elizabeth Bingham (Claremont), Dr. Beatriz Gonzalez (La Verne), Gayle Montgomery (Monrovia), Christy McKinzie (Rancho Cucamonga), Margie Green (San Dimas), Rachelle Arizmendi (Sierra Madre), Carol Calandra (South Pasadena), and Alcuyn Pitts (Upland).“The 2017 Women of Distinction are passionate leaders that improve the lives for thousands of individuals and families in 41st Assembly District and beyond,” said Holden. “They demonstrate exceptional leadership that all of us should aspire to.”Biographies for the 2017 Woman of the Year and Women of Distinction:Jaylene Moseley, Pasadena – Under the leadership of Jaylene Moseley, Flintridge Center continues to be a catalyst for community empowerment, with a focus on reintegration. Nearly two-thirds of all state prisoners re-offend. Working with a network of service providers and public agencies, Flintridge Center’s reintegration services provide a pathway to employment and a new life – proving that the cycle is not inevitable. The identity statement of the Flintridge Center, “Relentless Commitment, Transformed Lives,” is the core spirit of Jaylene Moseley as she has dedicated her life’s work to break the cycle of violence and create opportunities for every Pasadena and Altadena resident to become a productive, fulfilled, self-sufficient member of the community.Jacqueline Collier, Altadena – Through her volunteer work at the Walter Hoving Home, Jacqueline Collier has helped women in recovery, engaging them in spiritual counseling, communication and creativity to help them realize their full potential. She also feeds the homeless each month and provides them with clothing and toiletries. In addition, she volunteers with the Salvation Army, senior centers and various other ministries.Elizabeth Bingham, Claremont – Pastor Elizabeth Bingham has served as Pastor for the Pilgrim Congregational Church since 1993. Her outstanding attribute is caring for others and supporting human rights within the community. The church hosts a celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. each year. She is past president of the Pomona Rotary Club and Fairplex Child Development Center Board.Dr. Beatriz Gonzalez, La Verne – Dr. Beatriz Gonzalez has made a significant impact at the University of La Verne. As Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer, she works with faculty, staff and students to ensure their success and build diversity on campus. She has been a strong supporter of student led initiatives, including the first Center for Multicultural Studies. Dr. Gonzalez is a fellow of the American Council on Education. She is viewed as a mentor and the driving force behind the many achievements of the university.Gayle Montgomery, Monrovia – Gayle Montgomery has raised funds for various community organizations, including the Southwest Museum, LA Philharmonic, Women’s Heart Health and the LA Homewalk. In addition, she is the community liaison for a Cub Scout Pack. One of her most important achievements is the creation of Operation Save a Vet and Walk a Mile, which gave over 600 people on skid row clothes, tarps and rain gear.Christy McKinzie, Rancho Cucamonga – Christy McKinzie is the founder and executive of Ladies of IE for Strong Communities, which was founded after Isaiah Shelton was and hit and killed while walking to school. After the organization successfully established two crossing guard positions that improved public safety, she worked with Upland’s Community Restoration team and the Upland Police Department to provide services and housing to uplands homeless population.Margie Green, San Dimas – Margie Green has been a devoted community member dedicating herself to volunteering and helping others in San Dimas. During Margie’s 30 plus years as a San Dimas Chamber of Commerce member, she served on the board for 10 years, and chaired various community activities. As a life member of the San Dimas Historical Society and board member, she helped design and assemble its museum and volunteers as a docent. She has also been very involved in the San Dimas Festival of Arts.Rachelle Arizmendi, Sierra Madre – Rachelle Arizmendi was elected to the Sierra Madre City Council in 2014. In April 2016, she was selected to serve as Mayor Pro Tem. She has worked to enhance and improve the quality of life in Sierra Madre and surrounding communities by becoming involved in issues of regional significance. She also serves as CEO of Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment that serves over 40,000 people each year in the areas of job training, employment, early childhood education, financial education and asset building.Carol Calandra, South Pasadena – Carol Calandra has provided exceptional service to veterans who often have a difficult time transitioning into civilian life after their military service. She is devoted to this clientele and has provided stability and compassion to this vulnerable population. She also teaches in the Rehabilitation and Counseling Program at California State University of Los Angeles to educate others who want to work with the veteran population.Alcuyn Pitts, Upland – Alcuyn Pitts is an army veteran who has provided valuable service to active duty troops through the United Service Organization (USO). Many troops go through the Ontario USO when heading out to training at 29 Palms, Fort Irwin or going home. She actively supports the annual Labor United Against Cancer Run/Walk to raise money for cancer research. 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Ultrafast Caltech Camera Takes 1 Trillion Frames Per Second of Transparent Objects and Phenomena

first_img Community News 10 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it A shockwave created by a laser striking water propagates in slow motion, as captured by a new ultrafast photography technology. Credit: CaltechA little over a year ago, Caltech’s Lihong Wang developed the world’s fastest camera, a device capable of taking 10 trillion pictures per second. It is so fast that it can even capture light traveling in slow motion.A pulse of laser light travels through a crystal in slow motion, as captured by a new ultrafast photography technology. Credit: CaltechBut sometimes just being quick is not enough. Indeed, not even the fastest camera can take pictures of things it cannot see. To that end, Wang, Bren Professor of Medical Engineering and Electrical Engineering, has developed a new camera that can take up to 1 trillion pictures per second of transparent objects. A paper about the camera appears in the January 17 issue of the journal Science Advances.The camera technology, which Wang calls phase-sensitive compressed ultrafast photography (pCUP), can take video not just of transparent objects but also of more ephemeral things like shockwaves and possibly even of the signals that travel through neurons.Wang explains that his new imaging system combines the high-speed photography system he previously developed with an old technology, phase-contrast microscopy, that was designed to allow better imaging of objects that are mostly transparent such as cells, which are mostly water.Phase-contrast microscopy, invented nearly 100 years ago by Dutch physicist Frits Zernike, works by taking advantage of the way that light waves slow down and speed up as they enter different materials. For example, if a beam of light passes through a piece of glass, it will slow down as it enters the glass and then speed up again as it exits. Those changes in speed alter the timing of the waves. With the use of some optical tricks it is possible to distinguish light that passed through the glass from light that did not, and the glass, though transparent, becomes much easier to see.“What we’ve done is to adapt standard phase-contrast microscopy so that it provides very fast imaging, which allows us to image ultrafast phenomena in transparent materials,” Wang says.The fast-imaging portion of the system consists of something Wang calls lossless encoding compressed ultrafast technology (LLE-CUP). Unlike most other ultrafast video-imaging technologies that take a series of images in succession while repeating the events, the LLE-CUP system takes a single shot, capturing all the motion that occurs during the time that shot takes to complete. Since it is much quicker to take a single shot than multiple shots, LLE-CUP is capable of capturing motion, such as the movement of light itself, that is far too fast to be imaged by more typical camera technology.In the new paper, Wang and his fellow researchers demonstrate the capabilities of pCUP by imaging the spread of a shockwave through water and of a laser pulse traveling through a piece of crystalline material.Wang says the technology, though still early in its development, may ultimately have uses in many fields, including physics, biology, or chemistry.“As signals travel through neurons, there is a minute dilation of nerve fibers that we hope to see. If we have a network of neurons, maybe we can see their communication in real time,” Wang says. In addition, he says, because temperature is known to change phase contrast, the system “may be able to image how a flame front spreads in a combustion chamber.”The paper describing pCUP is titled “Picosecond-resolution phase-sensitive imaging of transparent objects in a single shot.” Co-authors include Taewoo Kim, a postdoctoral scholar in medical engineering, and Jinyang Liang and Liren Zhu, both formerly of Caltech.Funding for the research was provided by the National Institutes of Health.Additional images: https://caltech.app.box.com/s/0eyftij37w9rcvy3f7ywevimlapp2je3 Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Science and Technology Ultrafast Caltech Camera Takes 1 Trillion Frames Per Second of Transparent Objects and Phenomena By EMILY VELASCO Published on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 11:25 am First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Community News HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? 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Distressed, Cash Sales Near Pre-crisis Numbers

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Distressed, Cash Sales Near Pre-crisis Numbers Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Black Knight Cash Sales HOUSING mortgage 2017-02-27 Rachel Williams in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Distressed, Cash Sales Near Pre-crisis Numbers Next: Black Knight Comes to Rescue with Fee Solution Related Articles February 27, 2017 1,207 Views Tagged with: Black Knight Cash Sales HOUSING mortgage Distressed, Cash Sales Near Pre-crisis Numberscenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Aly J. Yale  Print This Post Aly J. Yale is a freelance writer and editor based in Fort Worth, Texas. She has worked for various newspapers, magazines, and publications across the nation, including The Dallas Morning News and Addison Magazine. She has also worked with both the Five Star Institute and REO Red Book, as well as various other mortgage industry clients on content strategy, blogging, marketing, and more. Distressed sales have fallen yet again, reaching their lowest numbers since September 2007, according to a CoreLogic report released this morning.As a share of total home sales, distressed sales made up just 7.5 percent in November 2016—the lowest share in nearly a decade and almost 25 percent lower than their peak in January 2009.Before the crisis, the average share of distressed sales was around 2 percent. According to CoreLogic Principal Economist Molly Boesel, “If the current year-over-year decrease in the distressed sales share continues, it will reach that ‘normal’ 2-percent mark by the end of 2017.”Forty-two states saw lower distressed sales in November 2016 than one year prior. Only North Dakota and the District of Columbia are within one percentage point of their pre-crisis levels.The largest shares of distressed sales were seen in Maryland (18.4 percent), Connecticut (18.2 percent), New Jersey (15.8 percent), Illinois (14.3 percent), and Michigan (14 percent.) Overall, REO sales made up 4.9 percent of all distressed sales, while short sales made up 2.6.In total, cash sales made up 32.4 percent of all sales in November 2016—down 4.5 percentage points since November 2015 and 14.2 percent since their peak in January 2011. REOs accounted for the largest cash sales share (60.2 percent), followed by resales (32.3 percent), short sales (31.9 percent), and new homes (15.5 percent).The largest number of cash sales occurred in New York (47.4 percent), Alabama (47.3 percent), Michigan (44.1 percent), Florida (42.4 percent), and Indiana (41 percent). Cash sales are quickly approaching their pre-crisis numbers.“Prior to the housing crisis, the cash sales share of total home sales averaged approximately 25 percent,” Boesel reported. “If the cash sales share continues to fall at the same rate it did in November 2016, the share should hit 25 percent by mid-2017.”To read CoreLogics full Cash and Distressed Sales Update, click here. Subscribelast_img read more

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