Forget a second stock market crash! Should you buy UK shares for a V-shaped recovery?

first_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. See all posts by Royston Wild Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Forget a second stock market crash! Should you buy UK shares for a V-shaped recovery? 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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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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! There’s a lot of talk about a second stock market crash and how investors can prepare for it. Our broad view at The Motley Fool is a fresh market crash isn’t something investors need to be terrified of. In fact, for share pickers who buy stocks with a view to holding them for many years, our Foolish view is that another collapse could provide another top dip-buying opportunity.The global Covid-19 count continues to rise and rumours gathering pace that more mass lockdowns could be in the offing. No wonder fears of a second stock market crash are rising. Such a scenario would threaten to choke off any sort of global recovery.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…But what if we manage to avoid another market crash? Countries, driven by fear of a colossal economic meltdown, remain determined to lift quarantine restrictions. It could be argued that the global economy still remains on course for a V-shaped recovery.Forget about another market crash for a second…Of course, investors should prepare for the worst by owning some shares with exceptionally-strong balance sheets, economic moats that give them an advantage over their competitors, and non-cyclical (or even counter-cyclical) operations that should allow profits to keep rising in case of a macroeconomic meltdown.However, investors should also keep a close eye on news flow and be prepared to buy some classic ‘early cycle’ shares, i.e. those cyclicals that are the first to rise when economic conditions improve. A second stock market crash isn’t the only scenario that could provide a brilliant buying opportunity for investors. By acting swiftly and buying early cycle stocks early you can really supercharge your total long-term returns.Some top UK sharesAny V-shaped recovery would boost consumer confidence and their buying power. As a consequence, acquiring shares in manufacturers of consumer and leisure goods could be a good idea. And, by extension, investing in general retailers might be a stellar plan too.UK investors have a world of opportunity here. From electricals retailer AO World and home furnishings seller Dunelm Group, right through to greetings specialist Card Factory, clothing giant Next, and alcohol retailer Naked Wines, there’s a galaxy of UK shares that could ride this trend.Travel and leisure stocks would also benefit from citizens having more money in their pockets. Profits over at easyJet and IAG, cruise operator Carnival, and package holidays giant TUI Travel (to name just a few) have been crushed by Covid-19-related lockdowns. But holiday bookings are surging as nations reopen their borders again, illustrating the strength of pent-up demand. And holiday sales could continue rocketing for the rest of 2020 at least too.Finally, studies show that life insurance companies also rise in the early stages of an economic recovery. Demand for general insurance products for the home, for the car, for the pets and so forth, is more resilient in tough times, sure. And this could make them wise buys in anticipation of another stock market crash.Still, buying shares in RSA Insurance and Prudential on expectations of a V-shaped recovery could also prove a wise idea right now. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild | Monday, 29th June, 2020 Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Wales fail to capitalise on chances as All Blacks triumph

first_imgMonday Nov 9, 2009 Wales fail to capitalise on chances as All Blacks triumph The All Blacks got their tour of the UK & Europe under way on a positive note after they beat Wales 19-12 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday.They now hold a 21 match unbeaten streak over the Welsh, who at times came close, but couldnt quite break the hoodoo that the New Zealand side has over them.On a sour note, Dan Carter, who put in one of his better performances of the season, has been cited following a tackle he made in the final ten minutes of the match.He kicked four penalties and converted the lone try by Andrew Hore, but felled Martin Roberts with a head-high tackle that went unpunished on the field.The home crowd booed Carter whenever he got the ball after that.“Carter played sublimely, but it was perhaps a new experience for him to be jeered,” said former Welsh captain Eddie Butler.Roberts, who had come on as a replacement, said that Carter apologised to him afterwards.“Looking at the replay it did look quite high. He did apologise to me. He said ‘sorry for the tackle’ after the game,” Roberts said.“Things like that happen in games, and you just have to take it on the chin. It looked bad, but I was fine.”Captain Ryan Jones admitted that their errors had given the All Blacks chances to score.“The All Blacks capitalised on our mistakes and you can’t afford to give the All Blacks and Dan Carter an easy ride,” he said.Stephen Jones kicked four penalties for Wales in what was a fairly dull encounter, in contrast with all the excitement and intensity surrounding last years fixture.New Zealand have since moved on to Milan, where they will face Italy next weekend. Time: 05:29ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Wales fail to capitalise on chances as All Blacks triumph | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Shanghai Vanke / Tsushima Design Studio

first_img Projects Area:  23320 m² Area:  23320 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Masao Nishikawa+ 25 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  China Shanghai Vanke / Tsushima Design Studio Photographs CopyHousing•Shanghai, China “COPY” “COPY” Shanghai Vanke / Tsushima Design StudioSave this projectSaveShanghai Vanke / Tsushima Design Studio photographs:  Masao NishikawaPhotographs:  Masao Nishikawa Client:Shanghai VankeProject Time:2 year (Design to completion)Landscape Architects:Studio on Site Collaborators:Kobayashi Maki Design Workshop, Inc. (KMDW)City:ShanghaiCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Masao NishikawaRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlSwisspearl Largo Fiber Cement PanelsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoText description provided by the architects. Located in Pudong, Shanghai Wujiefang is flagship project by Shanghai Vanke to introduce a high-end residential development located in the outskirts of the city center of Shanghai. This residential project includes more than 20000m2 of exquisite amenities; including branded retails, restaurants, a boutique hotel and art exhibition spaces.Save this picture!Overall PlanThe concept of this project is a re-examination of the urban development in major cities in China. With increasing land cost and population density, residential development often resulted in projects lacking in spatial quality.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThe design intent of the architect is an intervention to break down the scale of typical China residential developments. Building height is kept to 15m, bringing the proportion closer to the human scale.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaA large green strip formed the central axis throughout the site. Careful integration of waterways and greenery in this green strip created an uncommon “breathing central courtyard” to this project located in this high-density urban city. Ample light is able to reach every residential unit and residents are able to enjoy the spacious lush green courtyard spaces, which can usually only be found outside the city today.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaThe centerpiece of the project is an art gallery “bridge”, a grand gesture over 60m long acting as the threshold. A rigorous investigation was done to study the Chinese screens, as well as to generate the customized patterns, which the architect subtly included the logo of the developer. These screens were use to dematerialize the building mass and placed strategically allowed views in some areas, while covering the rest based on the interior programmatic requirement.Save this picture!© Masao NishikawaProject gallerySee allShow lessTED: How an Obese Town Lost a Million Pounds / Mick CornettVideosPhotographer Victor Enrich Reshapes an Existing Hotel, 88 TimesArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:Shanghai, ChinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2012 Year:  2012 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard ArchDaily Housing Architects: Tsushima Design Studio Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeTsushima Design StudioOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingShanghaiHousingResidentialChinaPublished on January 02, 2014Cite: “Shanghai Vanke / Tsushima Design Studio ” 02 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Fine WoodPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Zenith® SeriesCultural / SportsPENT FitnessFitness Equipment – BANKA™ Weight BenchSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – B-ClassConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in OfficesBricksFeldhaus KlinkerFacing Bricks – Waterstruck VascuWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodViroc Nature for FurnitureCurtain WallsMetawellFacades – Aluminum Curtain WallsHeatingFocusFireplaces – PaxfocusPatios / TerracesGlas MarteGlass Pavilion – GM Pavillon360More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

AY House / nabil gholam architects

first_imgArchDaily CopyHouses•Yarze, Lebanon AY House / nabil gholam architectsSave this projectSaveAY House / nabil gholam architects Projects “COPY” Photographs:  Richard Saad Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyAbout this officenabil gholam architectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesYarzeLebanonPublished on February 26, 2019Cite: “AY House / nabil gholam architects” 26 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPartitionsSkyfoldChoosing the Skyfold Wall for Your SpaceGlass3MSun Control Window Film in MarkthalBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsCabinetsFlorenseCabinet – FloAirWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagStair Railing – CELLON®LightsLouis PoulsenOutdoor Lighting – Flindt GardenBathroom AccessoriesBradley Corporation USAHigh Speed Hand Dryers – Aerix+BoardsForestOneLaminate – EGGER laminatesAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Metal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelWall / Ceiling LightsA-LightAccolade Wall Light at River Dental OfficeBricksStröherClinker Brick Slips – StiltreuMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard AY House / nabil gholam architects Landscape Design:nabil gholam architectsStructural Engineer:P.A.R. ConsultantsElectro Mechanical Consultant:Pierre Dammous & PartnersLighting Design:The LoftsLand Area:5000 m²Gross Built Area:2500 m²2 Floors:1500 m²Basement Area:1000 m²3 D Images:nabil gholam architectsCity:YarzeCountry:LebanonMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Richard SaadText description provided by the architects. Sheltered behind a basalt wall, this horizontal box of a house unfolds in a processional transition from the busy outer world to the serenity of the main garden, with its views of the mountains beyond. The clients’ requirements were specific, with a detailed brief.Save this picture!© Richard SaadTheir move from an urban apartment to a landscaped house with a garden set a challenge of creating an overlap of functioning coupled with a need for compactness and added security. The challenge was to capitalize on the benefits of the site as well as economizing on the circulation spaces, creating as few corridors as possible. The house faces a road on the south, the client’s father to the east and his brother to the west.Save this picture!© Richard SaadSet delicately on its base, the louver-clad upper level of the house is given over to family needs and contains a series of bedrooms, bathrooms and family spaces that cantilever over the level below. Due to the proximity of a road and to maximize the garden and several nearby structures, the cladding not only functions as a sunscreen but also as a living skin opening and closing where needed and shading from heat.Save this picture!© Richard SaadThe initial point of entry downstairs is accessed via a gently sloping walkway from the main entrance above, which opens onto a succession of formal spaces with 4.20-meter high-ceiling organized around a broad courtyard garden. Expansive sliding windows give directly onto the patio area and when opened on both sides of the main living room, facilitate an indoor/outdoor lifestyle.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Sections A and BIt is down here that family life takes place. An open layout creates an easy flow but also discreetly funnels guests past the access to the upper level, maintaining the privacy of the family-only areas.  By occupying the terraced walls of the ground floor with the louvered box set on top of them, the house paradoxically reads like a long single platonic floor volume, shielded by the tall trees around it.Save this picture!© Richard SaadThick basalt stone walls with deep openings, Low-E glazing, and planted roofs work to stabilize the temperature inside and absorb the climate extremes, leading to an improved quality of life paired with a reduction in energy consumption. Sustainability is enhanced further by collecting the water that is filtered to be used domestically as well as for irrigation. Solar collectors are discreetly laid on the roof, providing hot water all year round, while photovoltaic cells help reduce electrical consumption.Save this picture!© Richard SaadProject gallerySee allShow lessOpen Call: Thematic Exhibition HOME|any|more|? – Bucharest Triennale East Centric Ar…IdeasDronesphere ColloquiumSymposium Share Architects: nabil gholam architects Area Area of this architecture project Houses Manufacturers: panoramah!®, Jotun, TopAkustik, -, Libel Products translation missing: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Year:  Area:  2500 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2016 Lebanon Save this picture!© Richard Saad+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Sharelast_img read more

Macmillan features Lynda Bellingham in Christmas appeal

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Macmillan Cancer Support this week launched its 2014 Christmas appeal TV advert featuring the late Lynda Bellingham. The actress, a long-standing ambassador for the charity, narrates the advert.The appeal encourages people to remember loved ones who have died of cancer by donating to Macmillan to ensure that no one faces cancer alone, especially at Christmas. This was the time of year that the actress spoke publicly about hoping to see again one more time.Lynda recorded the voice-over before her death and her family have given permission for the advert to air as originally planned.Lynda’s husband Michael Pattemore said:“Lynda wanted to help other people who have been affected by cancer. She would be happy to know that her legacy continues through this Macmillan advert, especially at Christmas which was her favourite time of year. Lynda had a Macmillan nurse throughout her treatment which was a great comfort and support for us all at such a difficult time and we are extremely grateful for this.”Twinkle Twinkle[youtube height=”450″ width=”800″][/youtube]The advert features several people who have been affected by cancer in their homes at Christmas, each reciting a line of the child’s nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.Lynda then says that losing a loved one to cancer is one of the toughest things that a family can go through and that it can be especially difficult at Christmas. Viewers are asked to support Macmillan by calling or texting to donate £5.Macmillan will send donors a star-shaped photo frame ornament to thank them for their support.The advert first aired on 17 November, and will run nationwide until 17 December.Simon Philips, Director of Fundraising at Macmillan Cancer Support said: Advertisement Tagged with: Advertising Celebrity christmas TV “We are extremely grateful to Lynda and her family for their long standing support. We believe that Lynda’s legacy lives on through this advert and will help many more people affected by cancer this Christmas and in the future”. Macmillan features Lynda Bellingham in Christmas appealcenter_img Howard Lake | 18 November 2014 | News  28 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

USDA Moves Cover Crop Harvest Date for Prevent Plant Fields

first_img SHARE USDA Moves Cover Crop Harvest Date for Prevent Plant Fields Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Moves Cover Crop Harvest Date for Prevent Plant Fields Farmers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres can hay, graze, or chop those fields earlier than November this year. The Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency adjusted the 2019 final haying and grazing date from November 1 to September 1 to help farmers who were prevented from planting because of excess rainfall this spring. RMA says silage, haylage, and baleage should be treated in the same manner as haying and grazing this year. Producers can hay, graze, or cut cover crops for silage and hay on prevented plant acres on or after September 1 and still maintain eligibility for their full 2019 prevented planting indemnity. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson welcomed the announcement, stating farmers “are in need of options and common-sense flexibility.”The Farm Service Agency will also extend the deadline to report prevented planting acres in select counties, and USDA will hold special sign-ups for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program to provide cost-share assistance in the planting of cover crops on impacted land. Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleMexico Passes USMCA, Canada, U.S. NextNext articleFarmers Pulling the Plug on Soybean Planting NAFB News Service By NAFB News Service – Jun 20, 2019 last_img read more

Pakistani regulator bans TV anchors from expressing opinions

first_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) strongly condemns a draconian new directive from the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) that effectively orders TV channels to impose prior censorship on their anchors by ensuring that they express no personal opinions. Help by sharing this information News “It is not the media regulator’s role to dictate who can express opinions during debates, or to decree what can or cannot be said,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “This grotesque PEMRA directive not only violates journalistic independence and pluralism but even goes so far as to criminalize opinions. We urge PEMRA’s members to recover a semblance of credibility by rescinding this order, whose sole aim is to intimidate media outlets and journalists.” Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Issued on 27 October to all licenced satellite TV broadcasters, the PEMRA directive says journalists who host TV discussions must limit themselves to “moderating” and must never express an opinion or judgement. PakistanAsia – Pacific Media independenceProtecting sources Freedom of expression “[The] role of anchors is to moderate programmes in an objective, unbiased and impartial manner, excluding themselves from their personal opinions, biases and judgements on any issue,” the directive says. It adds: “Therefore, anchors hosting exclusive regular shows should not appear in talk shows whether their own or other channels as subject matter expert.” January 28, 2021 Find out more April 21, 2021 Find out more News The directive ends by referring to sections 30 and 33 of PEMRA’s statutes, under which non-compliance is punishable by a fine of up to 10 million rupees (60,000 euros) and withdrawal of the TV channel’s broadcasting licence. As grounds for the directive, PEMRA said Islamabad high court judges had expressed annoyance with comments by TV journalists about a decision to release former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on bail. The former prime minister is one of the subjects that is implicitly “banned” by the authorities June 2, 2021 Find out more A man watches television as Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan speaks to the nation at an electronic market in Karachi on 26 August (photo: Asif Hassan / AFP). Pakistan is ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.center_img News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Pakistan RSF_en October 29, 2019 Pakistani regulator bans TV anchors from expressing opinions “Banned” subjects Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Organisation News PakistanAsia – Pacific Media independenceProtecting sources Freedom of expression The court has initiated “contempt of court” proceedings against Sami Ibrahim, a political analyst who had commented on the release and who was previously the target of an intimidation attempt by the government last June. The court issued summonses to five other journalists – Kashif Abbasi, Muhammad Malick, Amir Mateen, Hamid Mir and Arshad Sharif – without giving any reason. to go further Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder One of these journalists, Hamid Mir, told RSF he regarded PEMRA’s directive as a “continuation of censorship” that already existed. “I not only condemn this directive but I will resist it because as a journalist it is my right not only to ask questions but also report and express myself.”last_img read more

Khoros Advances CX Leadership with Acquisition of AI & Machine Learning Leader

first_img Khoros Advances CX Leadership with Acquisition of AI & Machine Learning Leader By Digital AIM Web Support – January 28, 2021 TAGS  Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Previous articleUniversity of South Carolina to Use GoMeyra LIMS for COVID-19 TestingNext article80 Level Enhances Job-matching Service With New Job Posts Tool Digital AIM Web Support Local NewsBusinesscenter_img Pinterest Twitter Facebook Twitter AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 28, 2021– Khoros, a global leader in digital-first customer engagement software, today announced that it has acquired, an innovative conversational AI platform for designing and managing chatbots. Adding’s state-of-the art technology advances Khoros’ conversational AI and machine learning (ML) capabilities, data science expertise, and reflects the Company’s continued investment in the automation framework that powers Khoros’ industry-leading customer engagement platform. Khoros currently offers its customer-facing chatbot, Khoros Bot, as a fully developed, ready-to-use service that easily integrates with its digital customer care solution, Khoros Care. With, Khoros will extend the AI/ML capabilities available to brands for greater self-service and operational agility. With the open APIs available in Khoros’ automation framework, the Company remains “bot agnostic” and will continue to enable brands to integrate with any third-party bot provider. The Company also offers expert guidance on bot strategy through Khoros’ award-winning Strategic Services team, who can help brands identify the steps in the customer journey that are best suited for automation and how to maximize the satisfaction and ROI of those experiences. “ is an amazing company and leader in chatbots and conversational AI. We’re thrilled to welcome the team to Khoros,” said Mike Betzer, general manager of Khoros Care. “At Khoros, we’ve long believed in the power of AI and ML, and have strategically invested in it to give brands the power to engage with their customers smarter, better, and more efficiently — we’re excited to further this commitment with” “We built with a clear vision of the wealth of possibilities for conversational AI, and we’re excited to join the Khoros team where they share the same beliefs,” said Gijs van de Nieuwegiessen, co-founder and CEO of “We’re excited to realize the combined power of our platforms and accelerate our mutual innovations to give businesses the AI experiences they crave to better serve their customers.” To learn more about Khoros’ AI & ML strategy, visit Additional information about Khoros’ digital customer engagement platform can be found at About Khoros Khoros is a global leader in digital-first customer engagement software and services. We build enterprise software and offer expert services for digital customer service, messaging, chat, online brand communities, and social media management — differentiated by award-winning services with 20+ years of experience. Over 2,000 brands use Khoros to power approximately 500 million daily digital interactions and create customers for life. Khoros has over 10 industry awards from TrustRadius, Stevie Awards, G2, and more. Khoros, built from Spredfast and Lithium, has 9 offices globally, and Vista Equity Partners is its lead investor. For more information, visit About is a leading visual bot platform to design and create AI chatbots for channels like Facebook, WhatsApp and web. For more information, visit View source version on CONTACT: Mandy Mayekawa [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY OTHER TECHNOLOGY DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: Khoros Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/28/2021 11:00 AM/DISC: 01/28/2021 11:01 AM Facebooklast_img read more

OPD releases phone app

first_img Previous articleThe Latest: UK speeds up vaccinations; all adults by July 31Next articleThe Latest: Djokovic up by 2 sets in Australian Open final Digital AIM Web Support By Digital AIM Web Support – February 21, 2021 OPD logo wide.jpg For the last several months, the Odessa Police Department has been working on an additional tool that can be used by local law enforcement. The OPD application went live recently and can be downloaded by Apple and Android users. OPD spokesperson Cpl. Steve LeSueur said one of the most important features the phone application will use is push notifications. Those will include alerts from the National Weather Service, city notifications, content updates and recruiting. “It’s very important to communicate effectively to the public,” LeSueur said. “It helps us get messages out right away… This gives them another avenue to use.” The OPD app also has a tab for its social media channels, which include Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The social media tab has news releases from fatal collisions, Odessa Animal Control and the Bustin’ for Badges Clay Shoot. There’s also a tab that people can see OPD’s most wanted, COVID-19 information and numbers for all major law enforcement offices. People can also request open records and pay a traffic ticket. LeSueur said there is a tab on the app where people can submit a tip to law enforcement, but a person would still have to call or come into the department to file a report. A person can also file a report online through the Citizens Online Police Report System. “A lot of bigger (cities) have their own app,” LeSueur said. “It’s great. In addition to the website and social media that we already have, it’s another effective tool.” Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  Twitter OPD releases phone appcenter_img Local News Pinterest Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

€3.8m in LEADER funding allocated to Donegal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR It’s been confirmed that €3.8m has been allocated to Donegal in LEADER funding. – the highest allocation nationwide. The money is going to the Donegal Local Action Group under the Transitional LEADER programme for the period 2021-2022The new programme is now open for applications with communities and local enterprises in Donegal who wish to avail of funding encouraged to make contact with the Donegal Local Development Company.In a statement Minister Charlie McConalogue “The allocation of €3.8m is the highest allocation in the country and is much welcomed funding for Donegal which will help the LAG to continue its fantastic work in assisting rural communities in Donegal. This is further proof of focus this Government is putting into rural Ireland and it is a key priority of mine in Government.” Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Harps come back to win in Waterford center_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Previous articleConnor Coyle returns to ring action in MexicoNext articleKevin Sheedy – We need to defend well to get rare result at Harps News Highland Twitter €3.8m in LEADER funding allocated to Donegal Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp By News Highland – April 9, 2021 last_img read more