Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Sabuhi Gard owns shares of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust in their SIPP. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Image source: Getty Images. 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There’s a ‘double agent’ hiding in the FTSE… we recommend you buy it! Click here to get access to our presentation, and learn how to get the name of this ‘double agent’! 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. Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust (LSE: SMT) has been in the news lately after its shares had a bit of a rollercoaster ride, falling to 950p at the beginning of March. Since then, its share price has showed signs of clawing back some of its earlier losses.One of the UK’s largest investment trusts, in my opinion Scottish Mortgage is famous for two things: its holdings – Tesla, Amazon and Alibaba to name but a few stellar US tech stocks – and the c.365% rise in its shares over the past five years. However, sadly not for its dividend of 0.3%, according to the latest ‘divided heroes’ table from the Association of Investment Companies (AIC).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…So, if I’m looking for a bigger dividend, should I turn to Scottish Mortgage’s peers in the Global Sector? I will indeed, as I look to expand my SIPP portfolio!Several of Scottish Mortgage’s peers in the Global sector deliver a far better dividend. For example, Scottish Investment Trust (LSE: SCIN), which has a substantial 3.2% yield at the time of writing, or Witan Investment Trust (LSE: WTAN) which has a yield of 2.4%. Both offer a marginally better dividend than Scottish Mortgage, but their shares’ performance has varied over a five-year period. A rise of over 43.5% over a five-year period is pretty healthy for Witan Investment Trust’s share price, and Scottish Investment’s shares have risen a modest 22% in the past five years.Witan Investment Trust is less technology focused compared to Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, preferring to focus on stalwarts like Tesco and Unilever. Scottish Investment Trust’s holdings focus on different companies, like US banking giant Wells Fargo and UK telecoms leviathan BT.Scottish Investment Trust’s objective is to “provide long-term above average returns through a diversified portfolio of international equities and to achieve dividend growth ahead of UK inflation”. Meanwhile, Witan’s objective is to “achieve an investment total return exceeding that of the benchmark of the Company over the longer term, together with growth in the dividend ahead of inflation through active investment in global equities”.Both Witan and Scottish Investment Trust are very much investments for the long term, with both companies looking to achieve dividend growth ahead of inflation, which is more than can be said for their peer Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust.Although Scottish Mortgage has succeeded in an impressive share price increase over the years, it has recently been knocked back due to the volatility of Tesla’s and Amazon’s shares which forms a significant part of its holdings – a weighting of 8.89% for Tesla and a weighting of 6.55% for Amazon. This volatility might be repeated in the future. 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Coach Tom Tierney has named 10 uncapped players in his squad ahead of the fixture on November 14th which will be Ireland’s first ever autumn international.The game will mark the beginning of Ireland’s preparations to defend their Six Nations title next year.
By Allison Perrine Aside from the goodie bags, Little Silver Helpers has teamed up with local police to expand its “Code Red” system, which provides residents with emergency information. The Helpers went through voter records and identified the seniors in town who are age 80 or above. The volunteers then reached out to those individuals to see if they were registered with Code Red, if they had masks, or had other needs. They helped get about a quarter of the 80-plus population in town on the Code Red system. The article originally appeared in the July 16 – 22, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times. That was one of the number one concerns for HABcore when the pandemic hit, Quinn said. “We were really concerned because when you don’t have this type of therapy for even a short period of time, it can make an additional challenge for these kids. It’s that much harder for them to recover, get back in the education mode.” “This amazing group came full-speed ahead and provided – with a really short period of time – an amazing boatload, literally, of gifts for these kids so they can have some joy,” and still receive the educational services they need, said Quinn. “It’s about all of us coming together to help the entire family.” HABcore also received several “major donations” and was able to provide laptops to these families so they could receive telehealth, said Quinn. Little Silver Helpers got involved with HABcore through Thygeson, a former part-time employee of the organization. She knew that since the group sometimes needed help before the pandemic, it could surely use some during this challenging time. From there, HABcore’s case management team provided a list of special needs children in the program along with three wish list items for each child and their siblings. With the assistance of dozens of community members, the Helpers were able to complete each child’s wish list. HABcore case managers and staff delivered the goodie bags throughout the week. Gifts included educational toys, soft textured items, puzzles donated by Distinctive Toys in Fair Haven and more. HABcore provides permanent housing and support for people in need. As the pandemic hit, members recognized the challenges that would soon face special needs children in its program – especially with the disruption of in-home instruction. There are about 125 children in the program throughout Monmouth and Ocean counties and 40 of them have varying disabilities, according to Quinn. LITTLE SILVER – Knowing the COVID-19 pandemic would have greater impacts on certain community groups than others, three Little Silver women came together to form a grassroots group that could lend a hand. “This community right now with this whole pandemic, we’re never going to forget this time in our lives,” said Marta Quinn, senior director of development with HABcore. And that includes the families who have been aided by the Little Silver Helpers. “I’m just so impressed and I’m so pleased to be a part of this.” “What we initially thought was we wanted to help those who were on the frontlines of the pandemic, and at the same time we wanted to help the businesses in our town survive,” said McGagh. Spearheaded by Jennifer McGagh, Taryn Lenahan and Corinne Thygeson, Little Silver Helpers now has over 100 volunteers who help throughout the community. Their most recent effort aids special needs children in the Red Bank-based HABcore program. This week, volunteers with the Little Silver Helpers grassroots group delivered goodie bags to individuals with special needs in the HABcore program. Courtesy Little Silver Helpers That meant ordering food from different restaurants and delis in town and delivering meals to the hospitals and doctor’s offices. It also meant running errands for the elderly or those impacted by the novel coronavirus. As weeks went on, the women started taking donations and, as money came in, they were able to expand their services. While the original goal of the Helpers was to assist those in need during the pandemic, the organizers plan to continue it as long as they can. Even after the initial funds are depleted, the group wants people to know they’re still around and can be contacted if anyone needs help. Anyone interested in learning more about Little Silver Helpers, volunteering or donating can email [email protected], call 732-383-5017, Venmo @LittleSilver-Helpers or visit its Facebook page.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ben Butcher has been promoted to Agricultural Sales Director and will lead JD Equipment’s strategy and execution for all agricultural equipment sales. Ben began his career with JD Equipment in 2009 as an equipment salesman and was promoted to manage the Marion Store in 2013. Ben is a native of Kenton and graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Ag Business and Applied Economics.Arin Severt has been promoted to Turf and Utility Sales Director and will lead JD Equipment’s strategy and execution for all turf and utility equipment sales. Arin began his career with JD Equipment in 1995 as an equipment salesman and was promoted to manage the New Albany Store in 2014. Arin is a native of Springfield.Cody Kirkpatrick has been promoted to Aftermarket Sales Director and will lead the company’s strategy and execution for all Parts and Service Departments at JD Equipment. Cody began his career with JD Equipment in 2002 as an equipment salesman and was promoted to manage the Washington Court House Store in 2011. Cody is a native of Washington Court House and graduated from Wilmington College with a degree in Ag Business.Peter Gallant has been promoted to Aftermarket Sales Manager and will direct the Parts and Service Department Managers and implementation of strategies and goals. Peter recently joined JD Equipment and brings broad equipment industry experience including parts management, equipment rental and equipment sales. Peter is a resident of Columbus and graduated from the University of Dayton in 2007 with a degree in Political Science.Peter Kibby recently joined JD Equipment as Executive Director of two subsidiary companies, J.D. Power Systems and J.D. Power & Tool. J.D. Power Systems is a recognized leader in sales and service for standby electric generators in Central and Southern Ohio. J. D. Power & Tool is an equipment rental and sales business with two locations in Central Ohio. Peter will lead strategy development and execution for both companies. Peter’s experience includes equipment sales, sales management and dealership general management for John Deere construction dealers as well as other major equipment lines. Peter is a resident of the Hilliard area and a graduate of Miami University.“These promotions serve to position JD Equipment for long term success, while at the same time ensuring our commitment to customers that JD Equipment is ‘Serving YOU for the Future,’” said Jeff, Mitchell, CEO of JD Equipment.For more information, please contact JD Equipment via email ([email protected]). Please visit www.jdequipment.com/locations.htm for location information.
Yes, you can edit video in Photoshop, but should you? Here are a few tricks you can pull off to quickly and easily add a little life to your projects.Why would anyone want to do edit video in Photoshop when there are non-linear editing programs designed specifically for the task? Until a couple of months ago, I didn’t even know it was possible. However, editing video in Photoshop can be a creative way to add visual effects to your projects that your viewers have never seen.In this article, we’ll break down how to edit video in Photoshop, and then we’ll dive into some techniques you can use for your own special effects.Getting StartedIf you’re familiar with Adobe products, then learning to edit video in Photoshop shouldn’t be too difficult. Once you open PS, you need to switch your layout to “motion,” which you’ll find in the top-right corner of your screen. Once you’ve made this selection, a timeline should appear; click Create new sequence. I recommend doing most of your basic editing in Premiere f— or whichever editing program you use — before dropping your video into Photoshop. This way, you can focus on adding effects rather than worrying about timeline work.Once you’ve exported your sequence from your NLE of choice, import your video into the Photoshop timeline by clicking Add media next to Layer 1. Delete the default blank layer, and move your clip to the beginning of the sequence. Depending on the length and other specifics of your clip, you can set the two markers at the top as in and out points to focus on a specific section. This is particularly useful if you’re making small adjustments and want to analyze specific frames.For example, if you’re editing a photo, I recommend creating a new layer if you want to manipulate certain shapes or aspects of your image without changing the whole thing.What You Can Do in Photoshop1. Add Color and TextureA couple of months ago, I saw Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The animation style and the visual effects left me so inspired that I decided to try to make my own 30-second homage to the film. To recreate some of the comic book-like effects, I exported each clip into PS and used different brushes to create shading and highlights. By creating individual layers for each aspect of the image and then setting in and out keyframes, I was able to track the different layers to the moving image. The result was a short sequence inspired by the film with my own unique twist. (I made a full video about this process if you want to check it out.)2. Create Interesting Titles or Text OverlaysIn Photoshop, the possibilities are endless, whether it’s creating unique shapes or adding textures to text or backgrounds. Using these tools to add your own personal details makes your work unique.3. Use Animations to Add Emphasis and InterestThese images show two consecutive frames of a woman walking across the shot holding a baby. In order to make this more visually intriguing, I added a couple of different designs to emphasize her movement and create a more stylized look. First, I added a geometric outline to the woman that shifts with every frame. The three dots remain fixed in place and disappear as the subject overlaps with them. Inspired by a more illustrative, animated style, the half-moon shapes emphasize the subject’s movement and her swinging bag, creating more visual movement.Cover image via Sony Pictures.Looking for more video production tips and tricks? Check these out.How to Create a Mid-’90s DV Camcorder Look in After EffectsWhy You Should Be Using Film Grain on Digital Video + 5 Free Film Grain OverlaysQuick Tips: Improving Your Product Shots and Commercials3 Easy Stereo Recording Techniques For Your Next ProjectThe Whys and Hows of Tracking: Handheld vs. Stabilized
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City chiefs see Van Bronckhorst as Guardiola successorby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveGiovanni van Bronckhorst has been handed an access-all-areas role at Manchester City.The Mirror says City approached former Feyenoord coach Van Bronckhorst – who has signed a contract that has put him on the payroll.The plan is for him to remain in Manchester if it proves a good fit.Pep Guardiola’s contract with City expires in the summer of 2021.And after seeing rivals Manchester United flounder in the six years since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, the Spanish executives who run the club for Sheikh Mansour want to put a succession plan in place.Van Bronckhorst will spend the next year getting to know the inner workings of the club that has become the dominant force in English football over the last decade.He is currently working alongside close friend Brian Marwood, City’s highly-influential Football Administration Officer.
Jonathan Williams RehabArkansas running back Jonathan Williams hasn’t played all season due to a foot injury, but the bruising senior is working his way back to the gridiron. Whether he’ll next suit up for the Razorbacks or in the NFL, Williams is determined to make a full recovery. Last week, he posted video of himself running for the first time since the injury, and today he shared footage of himself doing underwater agility drills. Best of luck to Williams as he continues to progress in his rehab.