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Tempting M&A deals can risk wrecking value

first_img Tempting M&A deals can risk wrecking value whatsapp Sunday 19 September 2010 10:06 pm Share whatsapp Show Comments ▼center_img More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoPeople-TodayWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This PhotoPeople-TodayUndo KCS-content THE return of global M&A in 2010 has been cited as unambiguous evidence corporations are feeling more confident about themselves. The wealth of mega-deals on both sides of the Atlantic is surely a sign we are on the path to the broader macro-economic recovery we all crave. However, the tragedy is that a large amount of this merger activity will turn out to have been a complete waste of money.There is strong evidence to suggest that, for every penny of money spent on good acquisitions, there is at least another wasted on deals which, even at the time – let alone with hindsight – are examples of boardroom folly and ego. In terms of ultimate shareholder returns, using free cashflow to increase dividends has historically wiped the floor, compared with the alternative of using that cash for acquisitions.From Vodafone to RBS, from Marconi to GlaxoSmithKline, the waste has been dramatic. To use just one example, take a look at the value of GlaxoSmithKline back in January 2000, at the time of the merger that was supposed to create a pharmaceutical titan that would be a catalyst for stunning growth. In January 2000, GSK was valued on the market at £114bn. And today? The market cap as of Friday was around £66bn. A decade and a fall in value of £50bn.Companies still don’t appear to be learning the lessons. Take a look at Hewlett Packard’s frenzied bidding for data storage group 3Par. Was the near $2bn (£1.28bn) price tag a fair deal for a company that has not made money for five years? Or was it all about beating Dell? Unfortunately, this deal has not been, nor will it be, the only example of the wasting of shareholder funds as companies pile on the cash.Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, draws my attention to the cash mountain being stashed up by corporates everywhere. US non-financial cash-asset ratios are at 25 year highs.“Last year there was sensational value and opportunities in distressed companies but, while it is impossible to generalise, more and more companies are going to be overpaying and regretting it later,” says Parker.It isn’t only the companies themselves who are to blame. One FTSE 100 boss told me that he won’t even talk to City dealmakers anymore, adding: “I am fed up to the teeth with 30-year- old investment bankers, who have absolutely no experience in my industry, telling me about the industrial logic for this disposal or that bolt on acquisition. What do these people know?”Not all CEOs have the iron will to resist the City and Wall Street’s snake oil salesmen. The sorry reality is that hard fought financial stability can be lost in one moment of M&A madness.Steve Sedgwick is a presenter on Squawk Box Europe each weekday morning on CNBC. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Toby Flood steers England to victory over Wales in championship opener

first_imgSaturday Feb 5, 2011 Toby Flood steers England to victory over Wales in championship opener In a physical contest that lived up to the pre-match hype, Martin Johnsons England side got their 2011 campaign off to the best of starts with a hard fought 26-19 RBS 6 Nations win over Wales.With all the mud-slinging that has been going on this week, this volatile fixture was charged from the start, with plenty of hand-bags being thrown between the two-sides; especially from Paul James and Dan Cole in the front-row.The heat of the ‘Dragons Den’ clearly got to a red-faced Andy Powell – who saw the shepherds crook on the 30 minute mark after conceding a soft penalty; Welsh coach Warren Gatland turning to Ospreys Captain Ryan Jones to provide a calming head to procedures.But it was Englands young guns who came too the fore once again; with Foden, Youngs and Ashton masterfully steered by man-of-the-match Toby Flood.The Tigers fly-half was faultless from hand and from the boot, and was provider for Ashtons first score – spotting a mismatch in midfield, drifting into the space and offloading to the supporting Ashton who tempted fate with an outrageous swallow-dive.Ashton grabbed his brace early on in the second-half before Wales staged a fight-back with a scything break from Jonathan Davies leading to a score for winger Morgan Stoddart.Yet as Johnson made a raft of changes, amongst which was the in-form Jonny Wilkinson, England snuffed out the dying embers of the Dragons attack, and a late Wilkinson penalty duly hammered the knock-out blow to Wales’ hope of a win.After the game, England manager Martin Johnson was optimistic that his team can build upon this win: “Next week we can say actually, we can play loads better than this and not give teams the chance to get out of jail.“But we need to enjoy this win. We will hand out the rollockings on Monday. We made little mistakes, some of our own making, in the first half and gave them chances. We need to turn the screw there.”Wales Coach Warren Gatland was positive despite seeing his side slip to an eighth consecutive defeat: “I was pleased with how we soaked up a lot of pressure. In the final analysis there wasn’t much between the teams.“I thought at times we were fantastic, and we played a good off-loading game and caused England problems. I don’t think England will go through this competition unbeaten, so if we can win the next two games, hopefully that puts us back into contention for the championship.” Time: 04:47 Credit: BBCADVERTISEMENT 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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Fundraising recruitment survey closes tomorrow

first_img  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. UK Fundraising will publish a summary of the findings at the end of March 2005. There are just 24 hours left until the Keystone Fundraising Recruitment survey closes.Fundraising recruitment specialists have run a month-long online survey to help them better understand the current climate for recruiting fundraisers. What difficulties do charities face in recruiting fundraisers? What services could Keystone provide to help overcome these?If you would like to take part in the survey, you have until the end of today. Advertisementcenter_img Tagged with: Recruitment / people Research / statistics Howard Lake | 24 February 2005 | News Fundraising recruitment survey closes tomorrowlast_img read more

Philadelphia activists: ‘Divest from Standing Rock!’

first_imgProtesters ­picketed on Feb. 3 at Philadelphia’s main office of Wells Fargo Bank, which has over $400 million invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline. The action is part of a nationwide campaign calling on all the banks that are funding the racist attack on Indigenous peoples and their ancestral lands to divest from the Standing Rock, N.D., project immediately.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img

The Real Ethanol Fight

first_imgTom BuisAt the 70th annual convention of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting this week in Kansas City, ethanol and farm groups were reacting to a recent national story by the Associated Press that claimed ethanol was bad for the environment. The assertion was that farmers were plowing up highly erodible CRP land in order to plant corn for ethanol. Tom Buis says that assertion is ludicrous, “Farmers are the best conservationists, and besides they have a vested interest in protecting and maintaining the land.”  Buis added the reason there has been a decline in CRP acreage is because the federal government has cut the number of acres allowed into the program. The Real Ethanol Fight He told HAT all the charges leveled against ethanol are just diversions to hide the real issue, “The real issue is big oil does not want to lose any market share to renewable fuels. We have already taken 10% of their market, and they don’t want to lose an ounce more.” He said all the issues and criticism are just an attempt to divert everyone’s attention from the real issue at hand. SHARE SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News The Real Ethanol Fight Facebook Twittercenter_img Audio Playerhttps://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2013/11/ethanolwarp.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By Gary Truitt – Nov 15, 2013 Previous articleAnother Record Year for Agricultural ExportsNext articleEPA Proposes 2014 RFS Levels Gary Truitt Jeff Broin with POET, the largest ethanol producing company in Indiana, says farmers need to join the fight to defend ethanol in order to protect the sizeable market for corn, “Farmers need to join organizations like Growth Energy. They need to write to their congressman and write checks to support those are on the right side of this issue.” Broin said farmers have a lot to lose if big oil is successful in stopping the growth of renewable energy, “We are going to produce a 13 billion bushel crop this year; and, without ethanol demand, the corn carryover will increase and corn prices will fall sharply.” Almost half of the Indiana corn crop goes into ethanol. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Confusion about fate of detained Egyptian journalist Ismail Alexandrani

first_imgNews Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expression Woodrow Wilson centre Organisation February 6, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Ismail Alexandrani, who learned about the reported sentence from his wife when she visited him in prison on 23 May, did not attend the 22 May hearing at which, according to certain sources, a total of 20 defendants were convicted (18 of them in absentia) of divulging secrets involving national security in the Sinai Peninsula and belonging to a banned group (the Muslim Brotherhood). However, when reached by RSF on 22 May, army spokesman Tamer al Refai was emphatic that Alexandrani had not been convicted and that his case was still being investigated. The day after the reported sentence, prison authorities had not been notified of any change in the status of Alexandrani, who continues to be in provisional detention, as he has since 29 November 2015, when he was arrested on landing at the Red Sea city of Hurghada’s airport. “Has Ismail Alexandrani been convicted without even attending his trial or is he just the victim of a strange judicial mix-up?” said Sophie Anmuth, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “The confusion and uncertainty is yet another ordeal for this journalist, who has already spent nearly two and a half years in provisional detention just for doing his job to research and share information. Journalists and civilians in general should not be judged in military courts. We call on the Egyptian authorities to clarify his status and free him without delay.” After Alexandrani’s provisional detention exceeded Egypt’s maximum legal limit of two years last December, his case was transferred to the military justice system. Alexandrani’s real name is Ismail Al Sayed Mohamed Omar Toufic. His choice of pseudonym alludes to his birthplace, the city of Alexandria. As Ismail Alexandrani, he is well known as a researcher and journalist who has specialized in writing about Jihadi groups in the North Sinai. He is also known as a critic of the government and the army’s role in politics. A nominee for the RSF’s Press Freedom Prize in 2016, he is a research fellow at the Arab Reform Initiative in Paris and was a visiting fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Centre in Washington. He has reported for MadaMasr, Safir Arabi, Al Jazeera English, the Forum for Arab and International Relations and the French magazine Orient XXI. At least 34 journalists are currently detained in connection with their work in Egypt, which is ranked 161st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. January 22, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go further Follow the news on Egyptcenter_img Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the Egyptian authorities to quickly clarify the status of Ismail Alexandrani, an investigative journalist and researcher specializing in the Sinai, after a military spokesman denied that a Cairo military court sentenced him in his absence to ten years in prison on 22 May. RSF reiterates its call for him to be released without delay. Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff February 1, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News News News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses ImprisonedFreedom of expression Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution May 25, 2018 – Updated on May 26, 2018 Confusion about fate of detained Egyptian journalist Ismail Alexandranilast_img read more

Local radio forced off the air in election rivalry, manager threatened

first_imgNews 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 27, 2021 Find out more Organisation May 13, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the forced temporary closure of radio Virtud Stereo in the southwestern town of Virtud and the death threats that have been made against its manager, Jaime Díaz, as a result of party rivalry in the campaign for presidential, legislative and local elections on 27 November.“The media are necessary for election campaigns and polling to take place in a transparent fashion and it is unacceptable that they should be subjected to pressure and harassment by political parties,” the press freedom organisation said.The Honduran Committee for Free Expression (C-Libre) said Virtud Stereo was forced to suspend its broadcasts on 5 November when its power cables were severed by machete-wielding members of the Liberal Party, whose local leader, Mariano Aguirre, is the current mayor of Virtud even if the party is in opposition at the national level.Since then, Díaz has been repeatedly harassed and threatened with death by Liberal Party supporters.Díaz attributes the harassment to Liberal Party resentment of the fact that the ruling National Party has bought more airtime on his station. He told C-Libre the National Party paid for 90 spots a day during the campaign while the Liberal Party settled for just 25 a day. The Liberals asked him to refund the extra sum paid by the National Party and to reduce the number of its spots, but he refused. RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reports to go further RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” RSF_en Help by sharing this information HondurasAmericas News HondurasAmericas November 15, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Local radio forced off the air in election rivalry, manager threatened Follow the news on Honduras News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the forced temporary closure of radio Virtud Stereo and the death threats being made against its manager, Jaime Díaz, as a result of party rivalry in the campaign for presidential, legislative and local elections on 27 November. December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

RSF concerned by “largest closure of newspapers on single day in Canadian history”

first_img Help by sharing this information November 11, 2020 Find out more The deal appears to be a move to consolidate newspapers into geographic clusters in order to eliminate the cost of competitive print advertising, and comes directly after a decision by the government to stop offering additional funding for news outlets as part of its new cultural policy. Both Postmedia and Torstar stated that the deal will result in cost savings. However, by closing these newspapers, Postmedia and Torstar will terminate almost 300 jobs, and leave dozens of communities with a single newspaper. “By shutting down more than forty independent newspapers, this development will cause an enormous shift in news coverage in Canada and seriously compromise media pluralism,” said Margaux Ewen, RSF North America Executive Director. “This deal leaves three small cities without a daily newspaper, and more communities without weekly papers. At a time where press freedom in Canada is under threat, it is imperative that independent and diverse news sources remain alive and active and that Canada’s citizens have adequate access to a plurality of coverage.” Canada is ranked 22 out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index after falling 14 places in the past two years. Organisation to go further January 15, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Canada December 1, 2017 RSF concerned by “largest closure of newspapers on single day in Canadian history” Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is concerned by the deal between Canada’s two largest newspaper publishers, Postmedia and Torstar, which have decided to swap more than forty local newspapers with each other, and subsequently shut down most of these newly acquired newspapers in regions where they compete with other existing publications. News Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabiacenter_img CREDIT: THE GLOBE AND MAIL News News News “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” CanadaAmericas CanadaAmericas RSF_en November 19, 2020 Find out more Receive email alertslast_img read more

Six Limerick primary schools named regional finalists in prestigious awards

first_imgRELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement NewsEducationSix Limerick primary schools named regional finalists in prestigious awardsBy Staff Reporter – April 27, 2018 4622 Twitter Email TAGS’Transforming our World’Carrickerry National SchoolCastleconnell National SchoolCiarán CannonCrecora National SchoolMid West School for the deafMinister of State for the Diaspora and International Developmentprimary schoolsSt Brigid’s National School Print Linkedin WhatsAppcenter_img Limerick Senator welcomes granting of €64,300 to Castleconnell National School for all weather pitch Previous articleElenora’s artistic vision for utility boxes in LimerickNext articlePutting the Superstar into Limerick Musical Society Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Project to create therapeutic space for children of domestic abuse Two Limerick primary schools reach final of Our World Irish Aid Awards Our World Irish Aid Awards Six Limerick primary schools have been named regional finalists in the prestigious annual Our World Irish Aid Awards.Pupils and their teachers from Crecora National School; Carrickerry National School, Athea; Castleconnell National School; Meenkilly National School, Abbeyfeale; Mid West School for the Deaf, Rosbrien; and St. Brigid’s National School, Singland, Limerick City will showcase their projects alongside those from nine other schools across the region at the regional final event taking place in Limerick on Wednesday 16th May 2018.Congratulating the teacher and pupils at all six schools on making it to the Limerick regional final, Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D., said that the standard of project entries this year had been exceptionally high.“My warmest congratulations go to the teachers and pupils at each of the six Limerick primary schools on being named regional finalists,” he said.“Hundreds of primary school pupils across Ireland took part in the Awards, learning how they, as global citizens, can make a tangible difference to the lives of others in developing countries and the transforming role of education.  In particular, they have explored life in Mozambique and how the Irish people, through Irish Aid, have been supporting Mozambican children benefit from primary school education.   This is hugely important in terms of developing our national understanding of Ireland’s role in contributing to the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development”. Mr. Cannon explained.Now in their 13th year, the Our World Irish Aid Awards help primary school pupils learn about the lives of children and their families in developing countries, and how Ireland and 192 other countries are working together to create a safer and fairer world and a better future for all the world’s children through the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development.This year primary schools across the country have been exploring the theme of ‘Transforming our World’ which was designed to help pupils relate to all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through the creation of projects about the challenges facing children in developing countries and the role played by Ireland, through the Government’s programme for overseas development, Irish Aid.Each entry was assessed on its creativity, understanding of the theme and its impact.  All 15 schools chosen to participate in the Limerick regional final, which is one of four regional finals, will be presented with an ‘Our World Irish Aid Award’ plaque, and three schools will be selected to compete alongside nine other schools in the Our World Irish Aid national final in Dublin Castle on Wednesday 20th June 2018, at which the overall winner will be presented with an ‘Our World Irish Aid Awards’ trophy.  There will also be additional special awards for the Teacher of the Year and Best Newcomer School.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up More about education here. Facebook Fulvio cooks up fundraising stormlast_img read more

Pike County Schools expects $1.6 million in reserves for FYE2014

first_img Print Article Book Nook to reopen Sponsored Content The Pike County Board of Education held its first public budget hearing this week to discuss the proposed FYE2014 budget.Jennifer Hornsby, Pike County Schools financial officer, said that the proposed budget reflects total revenues of $22.6 million derived from state, federal and local sources.“The district anticipates state revenues of $13.5 million, or 59 percent of its total funding,” Hornsby said. “Additional projected sources include federal revenues of $3.5 million and local revenues of $5.5 million, or 16 percent and 24 percent of total funding respectively.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Pike County declared disaster area Pike County farmers are eligible for natural disaster assistance due to excessive rain and flooding this year. According to the… read more Latest Stories By Jaine Treadwell “The debt service percentage is up from the 2.5 percent in the previous two years,” Hornsby said. “This is due to new construction projects, the Goshen High School gym and Pike County High School arts facility.”The district is projecting a FYE2014 reserve amount of $1.6 million which is below the current year reserves of $2 million but is still above the state required amount of one-month’s operating reserves.“The decrease is largely attributable to new construction projects but also includes the effects of a 2 percent pay increase for all employees,” Hornsby said.“However, a portion of the construction expenses will be recouped through donations.Anticipated revenue sources that were not confirmed at budget preparation time and careful spending over the next two years should have the general fund reserves back at the $2 million mark by the end of FYE15.”The next budget hearing is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 23 at 5 p.m. Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “The district anticipates state revenues of $13.5 million, or 59 percent of its total funding,” Hornsby said. “Additional projected sources include federal revenues of $3.5 million and local revenues of $5.5 million, or 16 percent and 24 percent of total funding respectively.”Some $11.3 million, or 62 percent, of the district’s expenses are attributable to instructional services and instructional support, which includes the majority of personnel expenses.“The Board has budgeted for 295 personnel, of which, 172 are certified staff within the schools,” Hornsby said.  “More than 70 percent of those employees hold master’s degree or higher.  Of the 172 certified staff, 8.22 are funded with local revenues while the remaining units are state or federally funded.”The county school’s capital outlay budget for FYE2014 makes up 6 percent of the total expenditures while debt service expenditures comprise 3 percent of the projected budget. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 11:00 pm Thursday, September 19, 2013 The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Skip Pike County Schools expects $1.6 million in reserves for FYE2014 Some $11.3 million, or 62 percent, of the district’s expenses are attributable to instructional services and instructional support, which includes the majority of personnel expenses.“The Board has budgeted for 295 personnel, of which, 172 are certified staff within the schools,” Hornsby said.  “More than 70 percent of those employees hold master’s degree or higher.  Of the The Pike County Board of Education held its first public budget hearing this week to discuss the proposed FYE2014 budget.Jennifer Hornsby, Pike County Schools financial officer, said that the proposed budget reflects total revenues of $22.6 million derived from state, federal and local sources. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more