Les experiences de voyage en Afrique du Sud

first_imgL’Afrique du Sud promet a ses visiteurs une experience unique dans leur vie. Le pays attire des voyageurs du monde entier grace a ses habitants accueillants, son climat fabuleux, ses paysages spectaculaires, la grande variete de ses experiences culturelles, de sa vie sauvage et de ses vastes etendues.Les animaux sont a eux seuls une raison de nous rendre visite. L’une des premieres regions au monde de protection de la vie sauvage est le Parc Kruger d’Afrique du Sud, vieux de plus d’un siecle. Aujourd’hui, il fait partie d’une grande region protegee unique qui couvre des parcs naturels prives et publics et s’etend par dela les frontieres nationales dans les pays voisins que sont le Mozambique et le Zimbabwe.À une heure de route des jungles urbaines de Pretoria et Johannesburg, vous pouvez croiser des lions, des elephants, des buffles et des centaines d’autres especes dans leur environnement naturel. Les amoureux des oiseaux rencontreront une variete inegalable d’especes et un secteur touristique en lien avec les oiseaux respectueux de leur environnement.Il y a d’autres raisons de venir en vacances : comme les plages dorees, les meilleurs sites de surf, des paysages spectaculaires allant de la montagne au desert, des ecosystemes que vous ne trouverez nulle part ailleurs dans le monde, une opportunite de faire l’experience d’une culture africaine inedite, et c’est egalement l’une des destinations de vacances les moins cheres que vous trouverez.Commencez votre exploration du monde en un seul pays !Experiences culturellesLes visites de communautes vous offriront une authentique experience sud-africaine. Les sites du patrimoine tels que le Musee de l’Apartheid et l’Île de Robben vous donneront un aperçu de la violence du passe de l’Afrique du Sud et du miracle de notre reconciliation. Et n’oubliez pas ou tout cela a commence : dans le berceau de l’humanite. En savoir plusExperiences de la vie sauvageRien ne ressemble vraiment au bush africain et il n’y a pas de meilleur endroit au monde pour une reserve naturelle grandeur nature. Mis a part ses parcs nationaux de renom, l’Afrique du Sud beneficie d’une variete de reserves privees, toutes proposant une excellente observation de la vie sauvage et des oiseaux. Tout cela est conforte par une richesse botanique sans pareille. En savoir plusSoleil, surf et observation des baleinesDes etendues de sable sauvages de la cote ouest jusqu’aux rivages subtropicaux du Maputaland, il existe une plage pour chaque occasion. Regardez le soleil se lever sur l’Atlantique ou l’Ocean Indien, obtenez un bronzage parfait ou soyez plus actif : l’Afrique du Sud offre les meilleurs sites de surf, planche a voile et plongee du monde. Et puis il y a les baleines. En savoir plusLe paradis de l’aventurel’Afrique du Sud offre 3000 kilometres de cote et des montagnes a vous couper le souffle, souvent tres proches. Le terrain varie du pays, associe a un climat ideal pour les activites en exterieur, en fait un terrain de chasse riche pour les chercheurs de sensations fortes. En savoir plusLe paradis des golfeursPour les passionnes de golf, l’Afrique du Sud est une merveilleuse destination et nous sommes encore en dessous de la verite. Le pays beneficie d’un climat ideal pour passer du temps sur les fairways sous le soleil eclatant d’Afrique du Sud et lorsqu’il s’agit de parcours, les golfeurs n’ont que l’embarras du choix. En savoir plusLes arts et l’artisanatTravaillant sur les trottoirs et les marches des grandes villes et jusque dans les enclaves rurales, les sud-africains adaptent tous les moyens possibles pour produire des objets artisanaux d’une variete remarquable. En savoir plusSites du patrimoine mondialSaviez-vous que Table Mountain possede plus d’especes de plantes que les iles britanniques ? Ou que le Drakensberg possedait a la fois la plus haute chaine de montagne d’Afrique au sud du Kilimandjaro et la concentration d’art rocheux la plus riche du continent ? L’Afrique du Sud accueille huit sites du patrimoine mondial de l’Unesco, des lieux d’une valeur inestimable pour l’humanite. En savoir plusSAinfo reporter, incluant des documents de l’Office du Tourisme d’Afrique du Sudlast_img read more

Faraday Future unveils first production car, but all doesn’t go well

first_imgFaraday Future, the secretive electric vehicle startup, unveiled its first production car, the FF 91, at an event ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas.At the event, Faraday previewed some of the autonomous features that would be available in the FF 91, alongside some performance stats. But the stage demo of the autonomous technology failed to perform as hoped and the rollout moved on without it.See also: Faraday Future to test autonomous cars in MichiganThe car’s performance was pitted against Tesla’s Model S, including the electric range (378 to 315 miles EPA adjusted) and 0-60 mph (2.6 seconds to 2.59 seconds). Faraday raced the FF 91, Model S, X, a Ferrari and Bentley at the event.A video of the FF 91 autonomously parking was shown at the event, but when it tried to demo the car driving back to the stage, it failed. Not great for Faraday, which has already received criticism from pundits that think the company is being too secretive.Faraday said the FF 91 will have 30 sensors inside, including cameras, radar, and Lidar, which will power the autonomous system. Owners will be able to summon it via a smartphone application, and it will have facial recognition for keyless entry.The FF 91 will have 151 cubic feet of space internally and the Faraday officials at the event said it would be a major step in the evolution of the automobile.No final price setFaraday did not provide a final price tag for the vehicle, but customers can reserve the car with a $5,000 deposit. In March 2017, Faraday will offer an “Alliance Edition” reservation upgrade, for customers that are confident the FF 91 will make it to production. The company expects to start manufacturing the car in 2018.The firm, dubbed a “Tesla killer” in the marketplace, has been best known lately for financing and production issues.  The company says it won’t comment on its finances. David Curry For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A…center_img 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… Tags:#Autonomous car#CES2017#driverless car#electric car#Faraday Future#Self-Driving#Tesla Related Posts last_img read more

3 more militants killed in Pulwama

first_imgBodies of three Hizbul Mujahideen militants were recovered from debris in Pulwama on Tuesday morning, at the end of a 24-hour encounter.“The encounter started on Monday morning and one militant was killed in the initial exchange of fire. The other militants took shelter in houses. “The operation ended around 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Three bodies and three weapons were recovered,” said Inspector- General of Police, Kashmir, Muneer Khan. He said a search operation was on, as the security agencies suspect a “fourth body” could be buried in the debris.Shifting positionsFive houses were seen burning on Tuesday as the militants, who were frequently shifting positions, engaged the security forces in a long- drawn battle. Four security personnel, one a CRPF officer, were injured in the gunfight.“The operation became prolonged as the village Buhmoo is located on a raised ground. They had a dominating position. Room-to-room intervention was not easy. We had to proceed strategically to avoid collateral damage,” Mr. Khan said.Operation delayedThe operation was also delayed as the residents marched along the roads and threw stones. Scores were injured in clashes in the past 24 hours.Meanwhile, two slain militants were identified as Kifayat and Jehangir. The identity of the third could not be ascertained. Reports suggest multiple funerals were held for Jehangir, a resident of Chak Keller in Shopian district, where anti-India and pro-freedom slogans were raised.last_img read more

Work Begins on Stadium East Track

first_imgStory Highlights Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, said work is expected to be completed before the upcoming Gibson McCook Relays. Work began on January 7 to replace the Stadium East running track in Kingston, following the approval of some $71.5 million by Cabinet to carry out the project. “We are hoping that we will be ready in time for the track season. We should be ready, maybe a week or so, ahead of the Gibson McCook Relays, and I know that the athletes will be happy when they come. I am looking forward to opening the Stadium East track just before the Gibson Relays,” the Minister told JIS News. Work began on January 7 to replace the Stadium East running track in Kingston, following the approval of some $71.5 million by Cabinet to carry out the project.Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, said work is expected to be completed before the upcoming Gibson McCook Relays.“We are hoping that we will be ready in time for the track season. We should be ready, maybe a week or so, ahead of the Gibson McCook Relays, and I know that the athletes will be happy when they come. I am looking forward to opening the Stadium East track just before the Gibson Relays,” the Minister told JIS News.She said the area will be properly landscaped and some sections repainted to refresh the environment.The Minister, who visited the facility yesterday (January 7), accompanied by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Denzil Thorpe and other senior officials, said she was extremely happy that work has started.She thanked officials of the Ministry of Finance and other government entities for assisting in the process.Reflecting on the history of the track, Minister Grange said it has nurtured and produced the best athletes in the world.“This is where Usain Bolt used to train and so many other athletes,” she said, recalling how she had made a commitment to Usain Bolt and his coach, Glen Mills “to do something about the track”, following their appeals for it to be repaired.“So, we are putting things back on track so it can be available for all the athletes, to the elites and to the young ones, and they will be able to train here injury-free. At least the track will not be an impediment to their training” she added.last_img read more

Harry Styles Donates His Hair To Charity

first_imgOne Direction’s Harry Styles has cut his hair and given his famous locks to charity.Harry Styles Donates Hair To CharityThe singer has donated his hair to the Little Princess Trust in the UK, an organization that provides real hair wigs, free of charge, to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have lost their own hair through cancer treatment.To find out more about this amazing charity, click here.last_img

CANADIAN FIJI WATER GIRL APPEARS ON THE LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES

first_imgKelleth wore the iconic blue gown that she sported on the red carpet on Sunday and offered up bottles of H20 for BlacKkKlansman star John David Washington and musician Alec Benjamin in their dressing rooms.Honestly, give this legend an award. READ MOREFIJI WATER GIRL HELPS EARN COMPANY OVER $12 MILLION IN AD IMPRESSIONS AT THE GOLDEN GLOBESThe biggest winner of the night at the Golden Globe Awards may have been Fiji Water.Thanks to the unexpected virality of a model hired to hold bottles of Fiji Water on the red carpet, the water company notched a Golden Globes record for earned impressions, according to marketing analytics firm Apex Marketing Group. To create the same level of buzz through traditional advertising, Apex says Fiji would have had to spend more than $12 million on advertising.“Since this went viral it took the [brand] exposure to a new level not seen in prior Golden Globes,” Apex Marketing Group President Eric Smallwood told Yahoo Finance. “Every table had Fiji, Lindt chocolates and Moët strategically placed during the broadcast, but this was done in prior years as well.” READ MOREFIJI WATER GIRL — TORONTO’S KELLETH CUTHBERT — MARVELS AT GOING VIRAL AND ENJOYS THE RIDEAfter being caught in the background of several celebrity photos on the Golden Globes red carpet, Fiji Water Girl — alias Toronto’s own Kelleth Cuthbert — says she’s stunned to be the first viral sensation of 2019.People watching the pre-awards coverage exploded on Twitter at her knowing looks and what looked like expert photo-bombing. It wasn’t long before the internet exposed #FijiWaterGirl as Cuthbert, a Canadian model/actress who moved to L.A. three years ago with her photographer husband. In her early 30s, Cuthbert says this wasn’t planned in any way — she has worked as a Fiji Water ambassador before and didn’t expect anything like this to happen. READ MORETHANKS TO A CAMERA SAVVY MODEL, FIJI WATER BECAME THE BRAND STAR OF THE GOLDEN GLOBES#FijiWaterGirl gained tens of millions of social media impressionsA star was born at the Golden Globes—but it wasn’t Lady Gaga. Instead, it was Kelleth Cuthbert, a model who spent the Golden Globes red carpet portion of the evening holding a tray of Fiji Water bottles.Given Cuthbert’s prime position on the carpet, just behind the parade of stars posing for photos, she was able to appear in the background of said photos. But it wasn’t just her carpet placement that led to Cuthbert becoming the unexpected star of the show: She also appeared to be posing for photos herself, staring directly into the camera while situated behind stars like Richard Madden and Jamie Lee Curtis. READ MOREFIJI WATER GIRL BECOMES A VIRAL SENSATION AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES: ‘I DO LOVE A GOOD MEME’The PR stunt of the night goes to…We’re so glad everyone is talking about our water! *senses ominous presence* She’s right behind us, isn’t she? #FIJIwatergirl— FIJI Water (@FIJIWater) January 7, 2019The stars were out for Sunday night’s Golden Globes but the person who made the biggest splash was an unknown woman holding a tray of bottled water.Dubbed the “Fiji Water Girl” by fans online, the young model, wearing a dazzling blue gown, kept popping up in the background of red carpet photos, often staring directly into the camera.The woman, later identified as model Kelleth Cuthbert, could be seen holding bottles of Fiji-branded water and giving sultry looks over the shoulders of stars, including Jim Carrey and Idris Elba. READ MORE GOLDEN GLOBES FIJI WATER GIRL KELLETH CUTHBERT PHOTOBOMBS THE HELL OUT OF LATE LATE SHOW WITH JAMES CORDEN GUESTSGolden Globes’ Fiji Water girl Kelleth Cuthbert hasn’t put an end to her photobombing just yet.The Los Angeles based model, who revealed that she’s ‘ready for fame,’ made a hilarious appearance the Late Late Show with James Corden’s last night and did what she does best – stand with a tray of water and steal all the limelight. Twitter #FijiWaterGirl It’s a shame they had some awards ceremony interrupting the Fiji Water Girl show! pic.twitter.com/ZpMKf5fzkZ— Seán MacDonnchadha (@sean3377) January 7, 2019 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Login/Register With: FIJI WATER GIRL WOULD BE A GREAT MEME IF BOTTLED WATER WERE SOMETHING TO CELEBRATEWe should probably let this meme die and drink more tap water.For many social media users, the highlight of the 2019 Golden Globes was the woman dubbed “Fiji Girl” on Twitter, for drawing attention while handing out Fiji brand bottled water on the red carpet.At Sunday’s Golden Globes, Fiji Water seems to have hired model Kelleth Cuthbert — identified later through Instagram sleuthing — to distribute its product on the red carpet. When asked by a friend if she knew the photos of her were going viral, she replied, “It’s calculated.” Indeed, the viral photos of her were taken by a professional working for Fiji Water. Wearing a glamorous blue dress, Cuthbert stood directly behind celebrities, bearing a tray of bottled water and often staring cannily into the camera. Fiji Water has not responded to a request from Vox for comment. READ MOREAND THE GOLDEN GLOBE FOR MOST OBVIOUS PR STUNT GOES TO FIJI WATER GIRLGlenn Close may have snagged the Golden Globe for best actress in a drama movie and Christian Bale won for best actor in a comedy.But when it came to stealing the show, it was all about a mysterious brunette who you have almost certainly never heard of.Wearing a deep blue evening dress, the initially unidentified woman managed to make herself known to the paparazzi at Sunday’s award ceremony by photobombing almost every red carpet shot — appearing behind just about everyone from Nicole Kidman and Jamie Lee Curtis to Idris Elba and Richard Madden. READ MORE‘FIJI WATER GIRL’ KELLETH CUTHBERT TELLS US: ‘THIS IS SOMETHING I WOULD GO VIRAL FOR’At this year’s Golden Globes, the biggest story wasn’t who was snubbed or which celebrities were dressed the best. (Although we do have thoughts on that.) No, the night was all about Kelleth Cuthbert, the 30-something woman caught photobombing several celebrities on the red carpet while holding a tray of Fiji Water. If you’ve looked at any red-carpet photos from the 2019 Golden Globes, you’ve definitely seen her:Dubbed “Fiji Water Girl,” the memes quickly came flooding in about the mysterious woman with the excellent photobombing skills. “If Bradley Cooper doesn’t bring the Fiji girl out onstage to perform ‘Shallow’ with him, I’m turning this show off,” one new fan wrote on Twitter. “FYI: I have already written 200 pages of the Fiji Water girl’s inner monologue tonight,” said another. A star truly was born. READ MOREGOLDEN GLOBES ‘FIJI WATER GIRL’ REVEALED: MEET THE MODEL WHO STOLE THE SPOTLIGHTKelleth Cuthbert was identified as the brunette in the blue dress who sent Twitter into a frenzy as she photobombed every celebrity on the red carpetWhile a purple-haired Lady Gaga wowed in a huge Valentino gown and Richard Madden led the British talent with a best actor gong, it was an unsuspecting extra who stole the spotlight at the Golden Globes.‘Fiji Water Girl’ became a social media sensation with her expert photobombing at the glittering Hollywood bash.The brunette model in a royal blue dress sent Twitter into a frenzy as she strategically positioned herself in every red carpet photograph.Viewers couldn’t get enough of her wry smile or sultry stare for the cameraman. READ MORE‘FIJI WATER GIRL’ PLAYS BEST SUPPORTING ROLE IN GOLDEN GLOBESWorker armed with a tray of refreshment and unerring sense of where the camera is steals the showThe Golden Globes red carpet featured its share of scene-stealers: Lady Gaga in a dress with a train several metres long , Timothee Chalamet in a sequin holster, Melissa McCarthy dressed like a gorgeous, purple wizard, and Billy Porter in an embellished silk cape with a hot pink lining.But all of them were arguably outshone by the consistent appearance of a woman in a violet dress handing out bottles of Fiji water.The “Fiji Water Girl” meme quickly caught the eye of viewers following the awards ceremony, as she appeared in the background of a variety of celebrity shots, photobombing Nicole Kidman, Dakota Fanning, Jim Carrey, Richard Madden, Emmy Rossum, Idris Elba and Judy Greer, among others.She was immediately noticed on Twitter, where some people called for her to be given the award for best supporting role. READ MOREFIJI WATER GIRL STEALS THE SHOW AT THE 2019 GOLDEN GLOBESWhile everyone was waiting to see who wore what on the red carpet and which stars won at the 2019 Golden Globes, Fiji Water Girl, Kelleth Cuthbert, stole the show with her photobombing skills. READ MOREKELLETH CUTHBERT ON SOCIAL MEDIAINSTAGRAM:  https://www.instagram.com/kellethcuthbert/TWITTER:  https://twitter.com/CuthbertKellethHASHTAG #FIJIWATERGIRL  Advertisementlast_img read more

Man shot and killed in El Cajon police investigating

first_img EL CAJON (KUSI) — A man was shot to death Saturday in El Cajon.At 5:44 p.m. El Cajon Police Department received calls on shots fired on Emerald Avenue.Authorities found a Hispanic male with gunshot wounds at the scene, and were unable to resuscitate him.Emerald Ave will be closed between Chambers and Washington while ECPD finishes its investigation.No further information was available. Man shot and killed in El Cajon, police investigating Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter September 29, 2018 Posted: September 29, 2018 KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Criterion streaming service launches April 8 in US Canada

first_img Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? Apple That’s web-only, but apps will launch on desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, iOS and Android devices on April 8, it said.It’ll offer more than 1,000 classic and contemporary films from its library, nightly thematic programming, a Sunday Spotlight series, a Tuesday short film, its Adventures in Moviegoing (a guest-curated series that’s previously featured Barry Jenkins and Guillermo del Toro) and other features. 3 Time Warner Android Pie HBO Amazon AT&T Roku Apple Criterion’s only confirming a US and Canada launch initially, and said via email that it’ll keep us posted about plans for an international release.WarnerMedia, which comprises HBO, Turner and Warner Bros, became a subsidiary of AT&T after the phone company’s $85 billion megamerger with Time Warner last June.First published Jan. 31 at 4:49 a.m. PT.Updated Feb. 1 at 1:59 a.m. PT: Adds Criterion comment on international release. Stream these 2019 Oscar nominees now Now playing: Watch this: Sep 1 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors 2:33 77 Photos See it Share your voice Mentioned Above Amazon Fire TV and Movies Internet Services Preview • Amazon introduces world’s first reasonable $50 tablet (hands-on) Amazon Fire Comments CNET may get a commission from retail offers. See All Aug 31 • Best places to sell your used electronics in 2019 News • Apple Music is now available on Amazon Fire TV You’ll be able to use The Criterion Channel on desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, iOS and Android devices in April. Criterion The Criterion Channel, Criterion’s streaming service for film lovers, will launch on April 8 in the US and Canada.You can sign up for a subscription now and it’ll set you back $11 a month (or $100 a year). It’s a little cheaper if you sign up before April 8, with Charter Subscribers paying $10 a month (or $90 a year).It’s the same pricing model we heard about back in November, when WarnerMedia announced the FilmStruck replacement.Charter Subscribers also get an exclusive movie of the week between sign-up and launch — the first being its newly released Criterion edition of 1976’s Mikey and Nicky. • 2019 movies to geek out over reading • Criterion streaming service launches April 8 in US, Canada Our first Movie of the Week is MIKEY AND NICKY! Charter Subscribers can watch our full edition of Elaine May’s 1976 masterpiece now alongside our special features! 📽️ pic.twitter.com/cJSSyQWTKA— Criterion Channel (@criterionchannl) January 30, 2019 Tags $35 Review • Amazon Fire review: Is this $50 tablet any good? We tell you why it is and isn’t. Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean itlast_img read more

ES File Explorer vanishes from Play Store while QuickPic returns

first_img Here’s What You Should Know Before Dipping Your Toes In The Online Dating Pool Close Earlier this week, Google suspended the Chinese developer – Do Global, which was reported to committing the Ad click fraud by automatically clicking on ads on behalf of users, according to BuzzFeed News. The Search giant removed nearly 50 apps of the developer, which were registered under Do Global and under some other generic names like “Pic Tools Group” and “Photo Artist Studio”. Now, renowned file managing app – ES File Explorer – seems to face the wrath of Google. The search giant has unlisted the ES File Explorer from the Play Store.ES File Explorer is a well-known and longest running file manager, though its popularity has declined as it passed from one developer to another. Recently, it is uploaded under the name of ‘ES Global’ on the Play Store, though the app is actually owned by ‘Du Global’. As LinkedIn confirms, Du is a subdivision of DO Global, which is caught in the Ad click fraud scandal.A few years back, ES File Explorer was listed among the best file manager apps for Android. But since it sold to the third party and stayed in news for bad causes – unwanted charging screen, an unwavering stream of ads, and an unsettling vulnerability allowing others to steal your files by being on the same network – many users switched to alternative apps like Solid Explorer or Files by Google. ES File Explorer removed from Play StoreES File ExplorerDO Global had round 100 apps on the Play Store and had a total of 600 million installs. Last year, in a similar course of action, 8 apps from Cheetah Mobile and its subsidiary Kika were removed by Google due to similar ad fraud. Google asked the developer to resubmit its apps with an improved version.QuickPic, one of these notorious apps owned by Cheetah Mobile, has now been listed on Play Store again. In a statement, the company said to Android Police that QuickPic was not removed due to click fraud. Same way, Google can ask DU Global to resubmit its apps and ES File Explorer might return with changes in future. Until then, if you are using ES File Explorer, then you should uninstall it and should wait for an improved version or use an alternate app. Google Play Protect system now scans over 50 billion apps on users’ devices each day to make sure apps installed on the device aren’t behaving in harmful waysGoogle Blog (screen-shot)Moreover, Do Global has also released its official statement regarding the recent scandal. The company has claimed to do an internal investigation and has apologized for irregularities in some of their products.center_img IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:01/2:09Loaded: 0%0:01Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-2:08?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading …last_img read more

Warren Buffetts annual letter to investors 15 biggest stock investments

first_imgWarren Buffett, founder of Berkshire Hathaway. (File picture)ReutersBillionaire investor Warren Buffett revealed his much-anticipated letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders on Saturday.Buffett’s letter to his company’s shareholders, an annual exercise undertaken for more than 50 years, is a closely watched event on Wall Street as investors parse the statement for insights and wisdom on the economy and financial markets.The entire letter can be found here.Here are some of the key highlights from the 16-page letter:In 2017, Berkshire saw its net worth grow $65.3 billion, boosting its per share book value by 23 percent. Of the total, only $36 billion came from Berkshire’s business operations while the remaining $29 billion was delivered when Congress rewrote the U.S. Tax Code. Buffett flagged risks associated with bonds. He said it is a terrible mistake for investors with long-term horizons – among them, pension funds, college endowments and savings-minded individuals – to measure their investment “risk” by their portfolio’s ratio of bonds to stocks. Often, high-grade bonds in an investment portfolio increase its risk. Buffett listed out fifteen common stock investments that at year-end had the largest market value. The stocks included, American Express, Apple Inc, Bank of America, The Bank of New York Mellon, BYD Co, Charter Communications, The Coca-Cola Co, Delta Airlines, General Motors, The Goldman Sachs Group, Moody’s Corp, Phillips, Southwest Airlines, U.S. Bancorp and Wells Fargo. Buffett said that the company’s search for new stand-alone businesses continues. The key qualities we seek are durable competitive strengths, able and high-grade management, good returns on the net tangible assets required to operate the business, opportunities for internal growth at attractive returns; and, finally, it should be available at a sensible purchase price. Buffett, 87, did not divulge much details on his successor. In January, he had narrowed down the list of people who could replace him to two veteran Berkshire executives, Greg Abel and Ajit Jain. “You and I are lucky to have Ajit and Greg working for us,” Buffett told shareholders at the end of the letter.last_img read more