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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. As the FTSE 100 has plunged, many investors have locked in paper losses by selling their shares. It is understandable – if everyone else seems to be selling stocks, the impulse to do so too is really powerful.If you did sell on the footsie’s way down, there are many good reasons to buy back in before it rebounds. Especially if you realised a loss this year.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…Historically, stock market crashes are followed by recoveries. By not making the most of the 2020 bear market and buying cheap FTSE 100 shares, you could miss out on the recovery and making that million.Here are three other reasons to do it:Diversify your portfolioBonds have long been considered ‘safe’ assets. In times of uncertainty, many investors dump their FTSE 100 stocks and buy bonds to try to limit the losses on their stocks. Consequently, footsie share prices plummet and bond prices rocket. Likewise, in more optimistic times, many investors buy stocks and sell bonds to try to make big gains.Dividing your portfolio between stocks and bonds reduces your risk of loss for both asset classes. However, it’s far better value to increase your holdings of each class at the best time, which is when they’re selling for bargain prices.Bonds are on sale when many investors are buying stocks and selling bonds – in a bull market. But, for FTSE 100 stocks, the best time is when many investors are buying bonds and selling their stocks – in a bear market. Reduce your risk on the FTSE 100Investors always risk being wrong. It goes with the territory of investing. However, not overpaying on any investment reduces your risk of smaller returns, losing money, and being wrong!Many investors, myself included, buy into companies listed on the FTSE 100 because they are great companies. Most are well run with good prospects for the future. Consequently, shares for these companies are in high demand, which pushes up the share price.Moreover, inflated share prices can make for fairly speculative purchases, even for FTSE 100 listed companies. This is because a business cannot physically grow and profit at the rate expected of it by the high market price. At a certain point, investors stop buying the shares and the stock price begins to drop.This speculation increases an investor’s risk as the more speculative a stock, the smaller your return becomes. For this reason, as stocks get more expensive, they become riskier.You can’t eliminate risk but you can manage it. Buying FTSE 100 stocks when on sale is a great way to do this.Get higher returnsThe future value of an investment depends on the purchase price. The higher the price, the lower the return, especially for income investors. Therefore, it makes sense to buy stocks when they’re on sale.Bear markets provide a great opportunity for buying stocks on sale but it’s true that there is a risk of the share price going down further after you buy. However, for a long-term investor, this temporary drop should not be a big concern. Moreover, market irrationality often means a pessimistic bear market is unjustified, and historically, a recovery will follow.Now is a great time to reduce your risk and diversify your portfolio by adding cheap FTSE 100 stocks to increase your returns and make that million. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 3 reasons to buy cheap FTSE 100 shares that could help you make a million 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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Are you one of thousands making this retirement investing mistake? Kevin Godbold | Sunday, 28th June, 2020 Enter Your Email Address If your retirement investing strategy relies on putting regular money in a cash savings bank account, you could be making a BIG mistake.Bank interest rates have recently lurched down another notch. The highest rates I can find are around 2.75% for regular saver accounts and some current accounts. But you can’t save much with those because of upper limits for monthly and total sums saved. And, often, the deals only last for a year before reverting to very small interest rates.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…Retirement investing needs gains above inflationIndeed, the landscape is barren when it comes to investing in bank accounts for saving cash. And one of the main dangers is the value of your money in cash accounts will likely lose ground against general price inflation.Instead of declining, your retirement savings need to work hard for you and increase in value over time above the rate of inflation. And to achieve that, you need a higher rate of annualised return.Many people turn to the stock market for these higher returns. Over the long haul, shares in general have outperformed the other major classes of assets, such as property, bonds, and cash savings.Rising share prices can combine with income from shareholder dividends to produce annual returns that beat the interest rates paid by cash savings accounts. And if you compound those gains by ploughing them back into shares, your pension pot could grow nicely, over time.One way to get involved with share-backed investments is to put regular money into a fully-managed pension fund. If your employer has a workplace pension scheme, that’s usually a good option. Indeed, your employer will often add extra money on top of what you pay in each month, which can be a big boost to your pension pot.On top of this, saving in a pension scheme is tax-efficient. But if you can’t get into a workplace scheme, you can simply invest in a fully-managed personal pension on your own. And that’s still a good deal when it comes to tax.Controlling your own stock market investmentsIf you want more control over the investments going into your pension pot, you can choose a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP). Or you can go for a Stocks and Shares ISA. Both have tax advantages and are worth considering.Within those ‘wrappers’ you can invest in managed funds of your choice. Or you can choose low-cost index tracker funds, such as those that follow the fortunes of the FTSE 100, FTSE 250, America’s S&P 500, and many others. And if you’re prepared to work hard at research, you can invest in the shares of individual companies too.Some retirement investors build a core of well-diversified funds in their portfolios and add a few shares of individual companies as well. Individual company shares can help you beat the returns from the general stock market, if you choose carefully. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. 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Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. 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Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. 3 resilient shares I’d buy for the next stock market crash Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. When it comes to stock market crashes and investors selling, there are some companies pretty much guaranteed to do good business. I’m thinking of stockbrokers. Those providing the investing platforms, the ISAs, the SIPPs. And then there’s the company providing the market itself, London Stock Exchange Group (LSE: LSE).FTSE 100 investment firm Hargreaves Lansdown (LSE: HL) gave us an update Thursday. In the three months to 30 September, the firm attracted net new business of £0.8bn, with net new clients numbering 31,000. Assets under management rose 3% from June’s figure, to £106.9bn. And revenue grew 12% from the same period last year, to £143.7m.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…CEO Chris Hill said: “These results are against the ongoing backdrop of market uncertainty and highlight the resilience of our business model and client proposition“. That’s what companies like this are all about. Wherever markets are going, up, down, or sideways, whether there’s a stock market crash or a boom, investors are buying and selling assets. And companies providing the means to do that will make their profits.My only reservation has been the Hargreaves Lansdown share price, which I thought was overheated. But we’ve seen a big correction since 2019’s highs. There’s still a premium valuation, but I see HL as a premium defensive investment.What stock market crash?AJ Bell (LSE: AJB) shares have more than doubled since the firm’s market debut in December 2018. That’s even more remarkable when the rise covers the 2020 stock market crash.The AJ Bell share price fell pretty hard in the early days of the pandemic. But it’s put in one of the quickest recoveries, and it’s now only down a couple of percent since the start of the year.The firm’s Q3 update showed an 8% rise in customer numbers in the quarter. And over 12 months, the count was up 26%. Net inflows of £1.2bn in the quarter led to total assets under management reaching £54.3bn. Looking back over the firm’s pre-flotation past, it’s managed to grow revenues by 120% over the past six years. Over that same period, profits have almost trebled.Will we see growing demand for low-cost stock broker services in the decades ahead? With the State Pension deteriorating and people increasingly making their own provisions, I think so.Buy the market itself?And then, of course, maybe the best thing to buy is the market maker itself. The London Stock Exchange share price has risen 15% in 2020, while its top index, the FTSE 100, has fallen 21%. So while the stock market crash pushed top share prices down, the company behind it all is up.The LSE had a good first half too. Revenue rose 4%, with total income up 8%. Adjusted operating expenses did rise, by 8%. But adjusted operating profit grew by the same 8%. The firm’s adjusted EBITDA margin remained pretty much constant, at an impressive 54.6%. And adjusted EPS grew by 11%.CEO David Schwimmer said: “The Group has delivered a good financial performance in the first half of 2020 against the backdrop of unprecedented circumstances.” It’s proved strongly resistant to the 2020 stock market crash, for sure.LSE shares are very much on a premium valuation at the moment, with a P/E of around 40. That’s a bit high, even for a defensive stock. It could be one to buy on the dips. 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. 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. 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Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Image source: Getty Images. Peter Stephens | Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Enter Your Email Address The rally following the 2020 stock market crash has allowed many shares to trade at significantly higher prices. Despite this, it’s still possible to purchase cheap dividend stocks in order to obtain a generous passive income and the potential for capital growth.Through focusing on their quality and future prospects, an investor can realistically build an attractive portfolio of income shares. On a relative basis, it could deliver high returns in a low interest rate environment.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…Cheap dividend stocks may still be availableWhile the recent stock market rally has pushed many share valuations to higher levels, some sectors remain modestly valued by comparison. Within them it may be possible to buy cheap dividend stocks. Certainly since bullish investors may have turned their attention to other industries that apparently offer higher growth rates at present.For example, a number of strong businesses in the retail and consumer goods sectors appear to have bright long-term outlooks. Moreover, they seem to have the financial means to overcome future risks from a challenging economic outlook to produce a rising dividend payout for investors. Due to weak investor sentiment at the present time, they could offer the potential to generate impressive total returns in the coming years.Focusing on the quality of income sharesOf course, not every cheap dividend stock could be worth buying. The world economy has experienced one of its biggest ever shocks in recent months. As such, high dividends from previous years may fail to be paid in future. Similarly, some companies may struggle to survive difficult operating conditions. Especially if they have large debts or weak cash flow.Therefore, it’s important to check the quality of any stock before buying it. This can mean taking steps such as reading its latest investor updates, assessing its strategy, and analysing recent annual reports. Doing so allows an investor to build a strong picture of the company in question so they avoid potentially unattractive investments.Moreover, they may be able to find the strongest businesses that trade at the lowest prices. They could prove to be the most appealing cheap dividend stocks to buy at the present time.Considering the relative appeal of dividend sharesCheap dividend stocks may be less prevalent than they were several months ago due to the stock market rally. However, their relative appeal appears to be high. The world is currently operating in a low interest rate environment that could persist for a number of months, or even years.Therefore, relying on other income-producing assets to generate a passive income may prove to be a disappointing move. By contrast, the return potential from dividend shares that trade at low prices could be highly attractive from a long-term standpoint. See all posts by Peter Stephens
The concept of an injury crisis is relative. Leicester Tigers may be missing a very strong match-day squad’s worth of players due to various ailments, but their starting side on Friday evening against Harlequins still contained 11 full internationals.Of the four without a Test, one was Julian Salvi – a superb openside who captained Australia Under 21 before finding George Smith, then David Pocock and Michael Hooper, in front of him in the queue for further honours.Two others were tighthead Fraser Balmain and centre Owen Williams. Both aged 22 and extremely talented, they will likely be in the mix for England and Wales respectively on the run-up to the 2019 World Cup in Japan.Pest: Gibson charges down Karl Dickson’s kickJamie Gibson at blindside flanker completed the uncapped Tigers quartet. Like former Llanelli Scarlet Williams, his move to the East Midlands was an interesting one. As he arrived from London Irish last summer, game-time was far from guaranteed. However, personal development was a given.In the event, Tom Croft’s cruciate ligament damage meant Gibson featured in 26 first-team encounters last season. For the vast majority of those, he was quietly brilliant. That trend continued on Friday night as he helped Leicester scrap to a tense 22-16 win in the wet.Graham Rowntree was watching from the stands and Stuart Lancaster rates Gibson too. He included the then-20 year-old Exile on England’s 2012 tour to South Africa and gave him a chance to impress at Twickenham against the Barbarians in June. Unfortunately though, Gibson got knocked out early on after colliding head-first with Joe Rokocoko’s hip.Lancaster has hinted that he will think long and hard about the balance of his back row ahead of 2015. Gibson certainly offered a full demonstration of his attributes this weekend opposite England captain Chris Robshaw and Luke Wallace. Here some of his more pivotal contributions.AttackWith the rain coming down, Leicester knew the value of a punchy, narrow approach in possession – especially early on. Watch this clip of a strong carry from Leonardo Ghiraldini after Leicester pounce on a loose ball:On first glance, this looks like a phenomenal piece of individual power from the Italian hooker. Gibson’s role is paramount though.While Tigers have an overlap could cause problems by shifting the ball through the hands, Ghiraldini (green circle) straightens and takes on the Harlequins defence. Gibson (red circle), idenitifies that and replicates the line of his teammate.He then latches on and dives his legs, shunting Ghiraldini through the combined challenge of Nick Evans and Marland Yarde and well beyond the gain-line. Next, take a look at Tigers’ only try:The final pass is probably forward here. Still, that is more due to Blaine Scully over-running than any error on Gibson’s part. More interesting is the back-rower’s pace, poise and execution in the wide channel – skills among the most eye-catching in the vast armoury of All Black superstar Kieran Read.The key is Gibson’s line after being put into space by some superb handling from the Leicester backline.This screenshot shows Gibson just before the point of his pass. He has managed to get onto the outside shoulder of Wallace, the final defender, and knows Scully should have a clear run-in. Here is a better angle of his composed assist: Flanker Jamie Gibson was outstanding as Leicester Tigers prevailed over Harlequins in a Welford Road arm-wrestle. We take a closer look at his excellent all-round performance. Robshaw, Tom Wood, James Haskell, Matt Kvesic, Will Fraser, Dave Ewers, Billy Vunipola and Ben Morgan are all in the shake-up for autumn involvement. Gibson may need a bit more time, but a betting man would back him to snare an England cap eventually.Thanks to BT Sport and Premiership Rugby for the match footage. For tickets to the Premiership Rugby Final click here Gibson was also aware of any chance to pass in tighter spaces, transferring the point of contact to unbalance defenders.Ghiraldini is again the beneficiary here as Dave Ward gets sucked in because Gibson flips on Ben Youngs’ pass when it looks easier to carry. Robshaw does this well for England. Brodie Retallick is also a master.Finally, speaking of carrying, Gibson was not at all shy of rolling up his sleeves. In this sequence, from deep into the final minutes, he trucks up twice in three phases. Sheer industry is in evidence here, a quality that also came through when Harlequins had the ball.DefenceDuring the game, BT Sport commentator Nick Mullins outlined the role of a modern six in defence – essentially, to follow the ball and make a nuisance of yourself. Gibson accomplished this spikily.First of all, watch how he moved to the front of the lineout when Harlequins’ replacement hooker Dave Ward came on the field to put pressure on the throw:If not quite a clean steal, Gibson’s determination to fight through and dive onto the ball is a fine example of tenacity. Indeed, he continued to pester the Quins lineout – more so when the visitors were camped close to their own line:Gibson strays very close to the offside line here, working in harness with Graham Kitchener, who preoccupies blocker Robshaw. Allowed to come through, he manages an an opportunistic charge-down that could easily have brought a try. And Gibson did not let off Karl Dickson at the next phase either:Though he cannot block the clearance, his presence clearly impedes Dickson and the scrum-half can not make the kick contestable – allowing dangerous Vereniki Goneva to launch forward.Often, a back-rower’s job is unheralded and ugly. Gibson did not shirk those responsibilities either. He made 10 tackles, including this low, chopping hit on a rampaging Kyle Sinckler – implementing fast line-speed to cut down the prop behind the gain-line – as Harlequins made their first venture into the Tigers 22:Lastly, and perhaps most importantly for many critics, Gibson offers know-how at the breakdown. Only referee Tim Wigglesworth knows how Harlequins were awarded a scrum here:As Mike Brown takes the ball into contact and gets isolated from his support, Gibson is over the tackled player. He even appears to snatch the ball and roll towards his team, though he was not rewarded by the official. In any case, Leicester sealed the win and Rowntree would have been mightly impressed. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSCorrespondentsHeadlineshistoryMay 1945Memorial DaynewsThe ConversationWorld War II Previous articleDAV RecruitMilitary Central Florida Career Fair for Veterans Next articleHow to Improve Your Emotional Bond with Your Family Members and Friends Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Canadian Artillery gunners read the Victory issue of the Maple Leaf newspaper in Germany after Germany surrenders. REUTERS/Lieut. Donald I. Grant /Canada Department of National Defence/Library and Archives Canada/PA-150931 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate By Christopher B. Daly, Professor of Journalism, Boston UniversityThere’s quite a story behind the story of the end of the fighting in World War II in Europe. As we observe another Memorial Day, it is worth remembering the events of that busy May of 1945, when the Allies achieved victory in Europe.While much fighting remained to be done in the Pacific, by early May, the military leaders of the Allied forces could see that Germany’s defeat was at hand. So, the Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Forces (SHAEF) command selected 17 correspondents from the world’s press and flew them to Reims, France, to witness the German surrender on behalf of the rest of the press corps and the people of the world.There were very few Americans in the group. The ones who were there represented the big wire services and syndicates. In fact, not a single reporter representing a US newspaper was present.According to the Allied military commanders, the news was to be embargoed, and the reporters were coerced into accepting a deal. In exchange for access to the event, they had to agree to hold the news until the Army said they could release it.On the flight from Paris to Reims, the SHAEF press officer declared: “I pledge each one of you on his honor as a correspondent and as an assimilated officer of the United States Army not to communicate [the news] until it is released on the order of the Public Relations Director of SHAEF.”V-E Day headline. Public DomainThe surrender by the German high command came in the early hours of May 7. Ordinarily, you might expect that the surrender would touch off immediate celebrations.It remains unclear what constitutes an “agreement” under such conditions – what were the correspondents supposed to do ? Get up and walk out of an airplane? – but they proceeded to witness the ceremony.Not so fast.The press officer announced that orders had come “from a high political level” to impose a news blackout until 8 pm the next day, when the news would be announced simultaneously in Paris, London, Moscow and Washington. (Turned out, Stalin was insisting on the delay so he could make a show in Berlin.)In other words, all the correspondents who had been eyewitnesses would lose their scoops. Instead, some desk-bound rewrite man or editor would get all the glory. The reporters protested to the SHAEF press officer, but to no avail. The political leaders had decided.Ed Kennedy’s biographyKennedy also knew that his account of the German surrender could probably reach more people on the planet more swiftly than any other news agency or government, since the AP supplied news stories to thousands of newspapers, radio stations and other customers worldwide. He knew, too, that the AP – then and now – thrives on being first and that AP correspondents had gone to great lengths to be first to deliver the news.Among the press corps, one of the most upset was Edward Kennedy – not the late Democratic senator from Massachusetts but a man by the same name who was the chief correspondent in Europe for the Associated Press (AP). Bear in mind, Kennedy was in a special position. He had been burned earlier in the war when he cooperated with military brass. In 1943, Kennedy had agreed to suppress a story about Gen. George Patton and had been scooped by someone else. (I describe the incident in my book Covering America.)Besides, he figured, no embargo on such a momentous story could hold for that long. (Nor, perhaps, should it.)He was still fuming when the correspondents were marched back onto the military plane. They were flown from Reims to Paris. Still, the world knew nothing of the surrender. Still, soldiers in Europe kept shooting at each other.When the press contingent landed, Boyd Lewis of United Press got into the first jeep from the airport to the Hotel Scribe in Paris, which had been serving as the outpost for most of the press corps. When Lewis got to the press center, he tried to tie up all the available telegraph outlets. Next in line was James Kilgallen of the International News Service, who had beaten Kennedy to the hotel by throwing his portable typewriter at Kennedy’s legs, slowing him down.Kennedy was beside himself. Then he heard that SHAEF had ordered German radio to announce the surrender. Kennedy went to the censors and announced that he was breaking the embargo. Using a telephone, he called the AP bureau in London and dictated the following lead:REIMS, France, May 7_Germany surrendered unconditionally to the Western Allies and the Soviet Union at 2:41 am French time today.The surrender took place at a little red schoolhouse that is the headquarters of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower…..Kennedy couldn’t sit on his scoop. Public domainAt SHAEF, the top brass were furious and suspended AP filing facilities throughout Europe. Within minutes, the news was flashed to the world, and wild celebrations began, marking V-E Day.The rest of the press corps was furious, too. More than 50 correspondents signed a protest to SHAEF Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower, calling Kennedy’s action “the most disgraceful, deliberate and unethical double cross in the history of journalism.”AP’s president apologized to the nation. AP executives told Kennedy he could keep his job if he admitted he had done wrong. He wouldn’t, and he was fired. (Nine years ago, the AP formally apologized to Kennedy, who died in a car crash in 1963.)What might seem amazing today – aside from the lack of cell phones and other forms of instant global communication that we now take for granted – is how unanimously the correspondents fell in line with the military.Today, I daresay, US reporters would be at least split about the ethics of holding off on reporting something they knew to be both true and life-saving.Two weeks later, writing in The New Yorker on May 19, AJ Liebling, the great World War II reporter and press critic, took up the issue of Kennedy’s firing in his column “The Wayward Press. Liebling’s take:The great row over Edward Kennedy’s Associated Press story of the signing of the German surrender at Reims served to point up the truth that if you are smart enough you can kick yourself in the pants, grab yourself by the back of the collar, and throw yourself out on the sidewalk. This is an axiom that I hope will be taught to future students of journalism as Liebling’s Law.Liebling’s media criticism continued:I do not think that Kennedy imperiled the lives of any Allied soldiers by sending the story, as some of his critics have charged. He probably saved a few, because by withholding the announcement of an armistice you prolong the shooting, and, conversely, by announcing it promptly you make the shooting stop. Moreover, the Germans had broadcast the news of the armistice several hours before Kennedy’s story appeared on the streets of New York… The thing that has caused the most hard feeling is that Kennedy broke a “combination,” which means that he sent out a story after all the correspondents on the assignment had agreed not to. But the old-fashioned “combination” was an agreement freely reached among reporters and not a pledge imposed upon the whole group by somebody outside it.In my journalism classes at Boston University, I teach “Liebling’s Law” as a cautionary tale about what can happen when news organizations get too cozy with governments and forget to put their audiences first. Seventy-six years later, it’s a lesson worth remembering.For more on Kennedy, see his memoir, Ed Kennedy’s War: V-E Day, Censorship, and the Associated Press.This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Year: House in Birštonas / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & PartnersSave this projectSaveHouse in Birštonas / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners Save this picture!© G.Česonis+ 10 Share Lithuania CopyAbout this officeArchitectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & PartnersOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesLithuaniaPublished on September 04, 2011Cite: “House in Birštonas / Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners” 04 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Canada Architects: NatureHumaine Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Photographs Year: Save this picture!© Adrien Williams+ 22 Share CopyHouses•Montreal, Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/496654/coleraine-duplex-naturehumaine Clipboard Coleraine Duplex / NatureHumaine “COPY” Projects 2013 Area: 3135 ft² Area: 3135 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 Houses photographs: Adrien WilliamsPhotographs: Adrien WilliamsSave this picture!© Adrien WilliamsRecommended ProductsWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – SlidingSkylightsLibartSolaGlide Inclined Retractable SkylightWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. This project was completed for a developer/home builder at the intersection between Coleraine Street and a laneway in Montreal’s Point St-Charles neighborhood. Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe basic program for this project required 2 row-homes on an 8.7m wide lot. After accounting for setbacks and other constraints, traditional planning approaches would have resulted in 2 long narrow houses, which severely lacked natural light. Our solution was to intertwine both units in a zigzag fashion, maximizing on natural light, and creating dynamic angular spaces. The two units intersect at the top floor to create an intimate space for a master bedroom, an office, and a terrace in each unit. This design was reinforced by the site’s footprint, which has a 75-degree angle at the intersection between the street and the laneway and further inspired the creation of angular forms and oblique perspective lines within the interior.Save this picture!DiagramSave this picture!DiagramThe building is composed of a brick base, which relates to the neighborhoods vernacular, and is topped with a contemporary angular volume clad in steel that cantilevers over the base. The minimalist interiors each have a double height space with a suspended wood platform. The stair, wrapped in a black expanded-steel handrail, ascends to the master bedroom where a reading nook bathes in natural sunlight.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsProject gallerySee allShow lessFeed Meat Market / FGMF Arquitetos + Projeto de PertoSelected ProjectsCasa da Musica / OMASelected Projects Share Year: Coleraine Duplex / NatureHumaineSave this projectSaveColeraine Duplex / NatureHumaine ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/496654/coleraine-duplex-naturehumaine Clipboard “COPY” CopyAbout this officeNatureHumaineOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMontrealHousesCanadaPublished on April 16, 2014Cite: “Coleraine Duplex / NatureHumaine” 16 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.