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Smithson Investment Trust has smashed the FTSE 100. Is there still time to buy?

first_img Enter Your Email Address Smithson Investment Trust has smashed the FTSE 100. Is there still time to buy? Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Paul Summers | Monday, 22nd June, 2020 | More on: SSON Image source: Getty Images 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Paul Summers owns shares in Smithson Investment Trust PLC and Rightmove. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Domino’s Pizza and Rightmove. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” You don’t need me to tell you that 2020 has been a pretty awful year for the FTSE 100 so far. Despite the huge bounce seen in equities since mid-March, the top tier of UK companies is still 17% below where it was at the beginning of January.That’s disappointing in itself but even more so when compared to the performance of the Smithson Investment Trust (LSE: SSON). In sharp contrast, the latter’s shares are now 12% up since the beginning of the 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…What explains this outperformance? And more importantly, can it last? Remind me about Smithson Smithson was launched to great fanfare by Fundsmith CEO Terry Smith back in 2018. While all investment decisions are, for the time being, still run past the celebrated stock-picker, the day-to-day management of the trust is now in the hands of ex-Goldman Sachs man Simon Barnard.Of course, top managers rarely come cheap. In sharp contrast to the 0.07% or so in fees charged by passive investing giants like iShares for running a FTSE 100 exchange-traded fund, Smithson charges 0.9%.Since high fees can prove a huge drag on returns, investors therefore need to be confident that they’re getting value for money. So far, this hasn’t been an issue. Since its inception, the share price has climbed 44%. Why is it smashing the FTSE 100?As you might expect, it’s all down to what’s in the portfolio.Smithson invests in high-quality companies ranging between £500m and £15bn in value. UK-based holdings include tonic water maker Fevertree, property portal Rightmove and takeaway titan Domino’s Pizza. All have a history of generating fat margins and high returns on the money invested by management. These are just the sort of things investors are willing to pay a premium for right now. The trust is also concentrated, with just 31 stocks in the portfolio at the end of May. This makes it potentially more volatile than a FTSE 100 tracker. But assuming Barnard and co come up trumps with their picks, however, it’s potentially far more rewarding for investors. Naturally, the UK’s top tier contains some great companies. Unfortunately, there’s also quite a bit of low-growth, high-debt, cyclical stuff holding returns back too. So, is Smithson still a buy?I think this really depends on how long you intend to stay invested. Smithson has had a great run relative to the FTSE 100, but the near-term outlook is far from certain. Another market crash can’t be ruled out, especially as the full economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic becomes clear. This is particularly relevant for the trust given that almost half of its cash is invested in the US market where valuations are beginning to look stretched once again.Let’s not forget that, despite its performance in 2020 so far, Smithson wasn’t immune to March’s sell-off. From 19 February to 18 March, the shares tumbled almost 35% in value. As a long-term Foolish investor, however, none of the above bothers me all that much. Unless Smithson’s team starts deviating from its strategy of buying quality at reasonable prices and doing nothing else, I don’t intend to touch my holding for many years. This is the case even if the profits I’ve made so far are temporarily lost.And while I wouldn’t necessarily pile in to the shares right now, I do think new, patient investors could still make great money in the long run. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. See all posts by Paul Summerslast_img read more

TCU club polo defeats Stanford in California road trip

first_imgReddIt Twitter Kevin Peters print Kevin Peters Previous articleThunderstorms affect TCU areaNext articleSevere thunderstorms roll through Fort Worth, cause flooding Kevin Peters RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR (Photo courtesy of Susan Hutchins) Arlington Heights pitcher joins high school record books (Photo courtesy of Susan Hutchins) ReddIt TCU’s home field advantage: One of the best in the Big 12 (Photo courtesy of Susan Hutchins) Twitter The TCU club polo made its way to the West Coast last week as it took on the Stanford University varsity women’s polo team.Four members of the team went on the trip: Lauren Dungan, Katie Phillips, Jessica Hutchins and Avery Haugen.The trip to California was years in the making and was officially planned in April, team president Dungan said.“We have really stepped up our fundraising efforts this year and had our second annual McAlister’s fundraiser in September,” Dungan said. “With the combined funds from the first two years of this fundraiser, we were fortunate enough to be able to afford the airfare to California for four of our team members.”TCU beat Stanford 8-7. Dungan scored the winning goal with two minutes left in the final chukker, or period, of the game.Three of the four team members scored during the match, but Dungan said the big goal was scored by sophomore Jessica Hutchins.“It was a great shot and really set up the game,” Dungan said. “It was the opening goal, and the confidence she played with from that point forward had a huge impact on our win.”Hutchins was excited about the prospect of playing out of conference.“I would say that traveling out of conference was so exciting because we were in an arena that we had never been in before and on horses we had never ridden before,” Hutchins said. “It was a completely different experience.” + posts Facebook Kevin Peters center_img Kevin is a senior sports broadcasting major from Rockton, Illinois. He covers club sports for TCU360. Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Kevin Peters Facebook Kevin Peters (Photo courtesy of Susan Hutchins) (Photo courtesy of Susan Hutchins) Linkedin Linkedin Dylan Thomas back from injury, signs with TCU (Photo courtesy of Susan Hutchins) Paschal Baseball sets high hopes for the season, conference play (Photo courtesy of Susan Hutchins) TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Opposition writer’s two-year jail sentence upheld on appeal

first_imgNews October 10, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Opposition writer’s two-year jail sentence upheld on appeal BelarusEurope – Central Asia Reporters Without Borders said it was concerned about the health of opposition activist Andrei Klimau, who was taken to hospital today in Minsk prison, where he has been held since 3 April accused of posting an article on the Internet “calling for the overthrow of the government”.He had said in a letter to his mother that he had headaches and stomach pains and had asked to be taken to hospital, but prison doctor Alla Mehedova refused his request on 16 May. His mother called health minister Vasil Zharko to ask that he be admitted to a private clinic and criticised his conditions of detention. RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” June 2, 2021 Find out more —————————————- Reporters Without Borders called today for the release from Minsk prison of cyber-dissident Andrei Klimau, who was arrested on 3 April after posting an article online that allegedly appealed for the overthrow of the government. The two-month maximum period of custody allowed without charges expires on 3 June. Klimau said in a letter to his family that this period was going to be extended for three months. An official in the Minsk public prosecutor’s office denied this when contacted by Reporters Without Borders. “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says to go further —————————————25.05.07 – Opposition activist hospitalised after plea Follow the news on Belarus News 31.05.07 – Call for release of cyber-dissident News BelarusEurope – Central Asia May 28, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders today condemned the arrest of writer and political activist Andrei Klimau on 3 April on a charge of “inciting the regime’s overthrow” in an article posted on the Internet in which he was very critical of President Lukashenko and looked at options for changing the political system in Belarus. The organisation is also concerned about a parliamentary committee’s bill that could require all online publications to register.While acknowledging that some of Klimau’s comments were extreme, Reporters Without Borders stresses its opposition to any use of imprisonment as a punishment for the expression of opinions or for press offences.”This is the first time that an opponent of the Belarusian government has been arrested for an article posted online,” the press freedom organisation said. “The charge of ‘inciting the regime’s overthrow’ is being used to silence a dissident. Klimau’s arrest highlights the almost total control exercised by the government over information in Belarus.” The organisation added: “We also fear that making websites register with the authorities will increase the pressure on independent online public publications, including blogs, and will encourage self-censorship.”Klimau has been charged under criminal code article 361 for the essay he posted on the website of the Union for a Civic Party on 25 January. Article 361 punishes any “appeal for subversion or change of the constitutional system of the Republic of Belarus, or for accomplishment of crimes against the state, public appeals for violent seizure of power or change of the constitutional system of the Republic of Belarus, or betrayal to state, or accomplishment of terrorist act or sabotage, or distribution of materials, which contain such appeals realized with mass media usage.”Klimau faces up to five years imprison. He has had several spells in prison in the past including a year and a half in 2005-2006 for organising a demonstration against the government.The Belarusian press freedom group BAJ held a news conference on 12 April to issue a warning about the parliamentary committee’s proposed law on Information, Information Technology and the Protection of Information, which proposes creating a system for registering all media, including online publications. It has not yet been made clear whether registration will be obligatory or just recommended. But such a law is very disturbing in a country such as Belarus, which is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “13 Internet Enemies.” Help by sharing this information A Minsk court upheld a two-year prison sentence for writer and political activist Andrei Klimau on 2 October, rejecting the appeal presented by his lawyer, Valyantsina Lyatun. Klimau was secretly convicted in August for an article posted online calling for the government’s overthrow. He has been held in a Minsk prison since March.His mother said he seemed depressed and had lost weight when she visited him in prison on 17 September.Klimau is the first government opponent in Belarus to be prosecuted and imprisoned because of an article posted on the Internet. He was previously imprisoned from 2000 to 2006 on charges of embezzlement and forgery. News Organisation RSF_en 11.06.2007 – Government holds opposition political activist and writer beyond legal limit Reporters Without Borders voiced concern today about the continuing detention of opposition political activist and writer Andrei Klimau, who should have been released to await trial when the two-month limit on pre-trial detention expired on 3 June. He is being held in Minsk prison.“We call for his release and we are waiting for the authorities to explain his situation,” the press freedom organisation said. “The government’s refusal to make any comment at all about this case just confirms the arbitrary nature of his detention and the desire to silence those who criticise the regime.”Klimau was transferred to the prison’s hospital on 25 May with headaches and chest pains, but no information has been released about condition.He was arrested on 3 April on a charge of “inciting the government’s overthrow” and has been in pre-trial detention since then. 20.04.07 – Opposition activist arrested for article posted online Receive email alerts ———————————– Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown —————————————- May 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Zine Cherfaoui denied entry to Damascus

first_img Help by sharing this information Organisation News April 7, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Zine Cherfaoui denied entry to Damascuscenter_img RSF_en Zine Cherfaoui, an Algerian journalist working for the daily El-Watan who wanted to cover the demonstrations in Syria, was denied entry on arriving at Damascus international airport. He spent three days at the airport before the Syrian authorities finally got him to leave on 10 April. last_img read more

Are media, arts and culture really starting to censor themselves?

first_imgNews DenmarkEurope – Central Asia February 26, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Are media, arts and culture really starting to censor themselves? Organisation RSF_en Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Flemming RoseJyllands Posten’s arts and culture editorIs freedom of expression threatened in Denmark?Everything depends on how you define the problem. Some say there is no threat as such because, according to the law, you can say and write anything you want within the limits set by the European Conventions. So freedom of expression is protected by the law. It is also true that there have been none of the serious attempts to change the law that we have seen elsewhere, in Norway, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. In Denmark, we have the law against blasphemy and the law against racism. You could argue that the first poses a problem because it gives religious groups a special status. But it has not been used since 1938. So in terms of the law, you cannot say there are any threats.But in practice?The question is still open. According to the findings of the poll carried out by the union weekly, some artists censor themselves or abandon projects for fear of the consequences. The poll’s methodology can be questioned but we know this phenomenon exists in other countries as well. Examples abound in Europe of museums, theatres, production companies and publishing houses refusing to display works, show them, film them or publish them because they were considered to be too offensive, above all as regards Islam. This is not a phenomenon that is limited to Denmark. The question is how do you find out if this threatens freedom of expression. We know for sure that there is a growing pressure across Europe and that it translates into self censorship.Why is the debate about free expression in Denmark so often linked to religion, above all Islam?It isn’t always. There was, for example, the case of the book by a special forces soldier which the defence ministry tried to have banned last autumn. Personally, I never thought it was a free speech issue. But that is how it was treated by some people. I think it is right that the threats that Islam poses to freedom of expression should be high on the agenda in Denmark, after the cartoons crisis. That was a major shock for us. We were in the habit of regarding ourselves as nice people, who contribute generously to international aid, who can be counted on abroad… This image of a tolerant and open people has been challenged by the cartoons crisis. So there is a real interest in understanding where the problem comes from, Denmark or Islam.But why do some people regard Islam as a threat to free expression?When the cartoons were published, I wrote that you could see there had been an increase in self-censorship but it was impossible to say whether the fears that motivated it were imaginary or justified. Personally, I don’t think Islam is the only threat. There are others, which come from societies and countries that are trying to protect themselves internally after 9/11 by adopting anti-terrorist legislation that violates freedom of expression.So this threat is not so important?I don’t want to play it down. You may have noticed that after the arrests of two individuals in Chicago on suspicion of preparing a terrorist attack against Jyllands Posten and myself, no Danish newspaper printed the cartoons. It was not to be nice to Muslims. It was the result of intimidatory practices. It has become something that is real. We have correspondents abroad. We have to think of them.You say that self-censorship is being practiced now?I know people who say they feel intimidated and who admit to censoring themselves. Why don’t they say it out loud? I think that the spokespeople of artists’ and writers’ associations are influenced by the political situation. They have a problem with admitting that self-censorship exists and that Jyllands Posten is right. It would be like associating with the devil! There is a political interest in distancing oneself from the problem. And then, artists who always want to be challenging the authorities, cannot admit to being intimidated by Islam or by anybody outside the traditional perception of political power. It would not be politically correct.You yourself still live under police protection…And my situation isn’t getting better. Kurt Westergaard made the mistake of showing where he lives on television. Few people know where I live. But such a situation is bearable only if it last for about six months. I am beginning to understand that the threats will not go away. This is disturbing. The people who decided to be offended by the cartoons are not going to forget it. It was a symbolic event around which it is easy to rally others. I have no regrets. I do not look back. If it had not been the cartoons, it would have been something else. But obviously, I could have done without it. Help by sharing this information Ranked first in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, Denmark is known for a deep attachment to free expression and press freedom. This was seen again on 16 September 2009, when the Copenhagen-based daily Politiken published Thomas Rathsack’s entire book Ranger – at War with the Elite as a free insert after the defence ministry tried to get the courts to ban it. The book relates Rathsack’s experiences as a member of a Danish special forces unit carrying our sensitive operations inside Afghanistan.Last month’s appearance of two opinion polls in quick succession nonetheless suggest that the 2005 storm over the Mohammed cartoons has had a serious impact on freedom of expression and information in Denmark. Published on 30 September 2005 in the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten, the cartoons set off a storm of outrage among some Muslims. As well as protests and attacks on Danish embassies, calls were made in some Middle Eastern and Asian countries for a commercial boycott of Denmark. There was a renewed outcry whenever a newspaper reprinted the most controversial of the cartoons, showing the Prophet Mohammed with a turban in the form of a bomb. The cartoonist who did this drawing, Kurt Westergaard, has escaped two murder attempts and still has police protection.In a poll of 1,010 people carried out by Ramboell/Analyse from 11 to 14 January and published in Jyllands-Posten on 19 January, 84.2 per cent said they approved of the national media’s decision not to reprint the cartoons after the latest murder attempt on Westergaard on 1 January. Only 11.7 per cent thought the cartoons should have been reprinted and 4.1 per cent were undecided. Most of those polled (57.3 per cent) nonetheless continued to support Jyllands-Posten’s original decision to publish them in September 2005 on the grounds of the right to free expression, while 32.8 per cent disapproved and 9.9 per cent had no opinion.The other poll was carried out from 3 to 12 December by Kaas & Mulvad of 654 members of Danish cultural organisations, of whom about half asked not to be identified. Published on 11 January on Ugebrevet A4, the website of the union federation LO, the poll showed that nearly half (47 per cent) of authors, artists and art gallery and museum directors think that freedom of expression is under threat in Denmark, 56 per cent say they fear offending people on the grounds of their ethnic origin and 53 per cent fear offending their religious feelings.Reporters Without Borders wanted to go beyond the polls and the percentages by interviewing journalists, cartoonists, artists and intellectuals and publishing their comments on its website over the next month.Flemming Rose, the editor of Jyllands Posten’s arts and culture pages, who has been living under police protection since the end of 2005, is one of those who agreed to answer a few questions. His interview begins this series.We take this opportunity to thank both him and the following people, who also agreed to be interviewed: Lotte Garbers, the president of the Danish writers’ association Dansk Forfatterforening, Tøger Seidenfaden, the editor of Politiken, and Cartsen Jensen, a writer and journalist who has just been awarded the Olof Palme Prize for his “courageous, committed and determined” defence of human rights. Their comments will be published over the coming weeks.———————————————————————– News Receive email alerts December 2, 2020 Find out more to go further DenmarkEurope – Central Asia June 2, 2021 Find out more News News Follow the news on Denmark RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU November 23, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Three children shot as Oklahoma police open fire on alleged robbery suspect

first_imgHugo Police Department(HUGO, Okla.) — Three children were injured as police in Oklahoma opened fire on a robbery suspect Friday evening. The suspect was also shot in the incident.William Devaughn Smith, 21, was located in Hugo, near the Texas-Oklahoma border, where police attempted to take the man into custody, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI). Smith is suspected of robbing a Pizza Hut in Hugo on April 11.While attempting to “make contact” with Smith, police officers opened fire and shot him, as well as three children, the OSBI said in a statement. Smith and four children were in a vehicle when the detectives from the Hugo Police Department opened fire, according to official reports.Three of the four children were shot, police said. They were rushed to the hospital, but details of their injuries and ages have not been released by authorities.Smith, who was also struck by gunfire, was taken to the hospital, treated and released into the custody of the Paris, Texas, Police Department. Paris is located just across the border from Hugo.At this time, the suspect is being held on charges related to the robbery from earlier this month. It is unclear if additional charges will be filed.In the robbery, Smith allegedly entered the pizza shop’s back door and pressed an object against an employee’s back before making off with an unknown amount of money, police said.The suspect’s wife was also in the car, but uninjured, police said. It is unclear if those injured were the suspect’s children. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

2 alleged shooting threats at separate Florida schools end in arrests on same day

first_imgiStock(TAMPA, Fla.) — Two Florida students in separate parts of the state were arrested Thursday after they allegedly posted school shooting threats online.In Broward County — the same district as the 2018 Parkland school shooting where 17 were killed — an officer said he learned Wednesday night from the school board about a school shooting threat posted on the messaging app Discord.According to the Broward County police report, the threat said, “I want to shoot up a school. This is a genuine feeling. I want people to suffer. … I wish to see those I haven’t shot shake in fear and scream and cry at such a heinous act. Then see the shock on their faces once I’ve shot them too.”A Nova High School student was arrested Thursday and charged with false report of bomb or explosion, according to the police report.The high schooler allegedly admitted to police that he wrote the post and shared it on the app, the report said.The student allegedly told officers “he did not have any intent in following through with the threat, but that he was expressing how he felt emotionally” and “wanted people to feel the pain he felt,” according to the report.Meanwhile, near Tampa, a 12-year-old girl was arrested Thursday for allegedly making a school shooting threat on Snapchat.At about 11:30 a.m. Thursday, a student at Barrington Middle School told a school resource deputy about a threatening Snapchat post, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s OfficeDeputies learned the threat was posted by a Burns Middle School 7th grader, the sheriff’s office said.According to authorities, the post said: “Dear bms students I will be shooting that skool [sic] up September 3 2019 be ready say your goodbyes to you’re [sic] family.”The 12-year-old allegedly admitted to sending and later intentionally deleting the Snapchat and is facing a felony charge of making a written threat to kill, do bodily injury or conduct mass shooting or act of terrorism, authorities said.“The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office takes all school threats, verbal, written or posted to social media, very seriously,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said in a statement. “We have a zero-tolerance policy. It is important for parents to know what their children are posting online. If you make a school threat, of any kind, you will be arrested and charged accordingly.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

… in brief

first_imgThis month’s news in briefAnti-discrimination policies needed Employers will need to devise specific policies on several new forms ofdiscrimination following the adoption of a wide-ranging European law. Theanti-discrimination directive will prohibit employers discriminating on age,sexual orientation and religion, as well as disability. The Government hasuntil 2006 to adopt the anti-ageism laws, but only until 2003 to implementprovisions on religion and sexual orientation. Individuals pursue workplace rights An unprecedented shift from old-style industrial relations to individualworkplace rights is confirmed in Acas’ annual report. It shows a 32 per centrise in individual complaints dealt with in 1999-2000 and a 40 per cent jump inthe number of employees contacting Acas. Three-quarters of cases were resolvedbefore reaching tribunal. Employers’ incentive for women returners The Government is considering paying bonuses to employers who take on womenreturners as part of a new push to increase family-friendly working practices.The lump sum would be to cover possible extra costs such as retraining andupdating. Other ideas likely to be included in a consultation paper due at theend of November are extending maternity leave from 18 to 24 weeks, increasingmaternity pay and increasing the amount of part-time working for returners. Hodge pledges fast track for work permits Employment minister Margaret Hodge has set tough targets to speed up thework permit system for firms wanting to recruit skilled staff from overseas.She pledged that by April next year, eight out of 10 applications would becleared within a week. Consultation directive is still on course The framework directive on information and consultation is likely to beadopted at the end of 2001, says European consultant Peter Reid, despitereports that it had been sidelined. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. … in briefOn 1 Nov 2000 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Official Statistics: REACT-1 study of coronavirus transmission: September 2020 final results

first_imgREACT-1 is the largest population surveillance study being undertaken in England that examines the prevalence of the virus causing COVID-19 in the general population. It uses test results and feedback from over 150,000 participants each month.The study focuses on national, regional and local areas, as well as age, sex, ethnicity, socio-economic factors, employment type, contact with known cases, symptoms and other factors.The findings will provide the government with a better understanding of the virus’s transmission and the risks associated with different population subgroups throughout England. This will inform government policies to protect health and save lives.Read the pre-print version of this report.Read the press notice accompanying these findings.last_img read more

Watch Nine Inch Nails Play “I’m Afraid Of Americans” At 2018 Live Debut [Watch]

first_imgThis weekend, Nine Inch Nails performed a pair of shows at The Joint in Las Vegas, NV as a warmup for their upcoming global tour. The performances—on Wednesday and Friday nights, respectively—were full of highlights, including the live debut of their recently released single, “God Break Down The Door” and more. Another night one highlight came in the form of an excellent “I’m Afraid of Americans”, the David Bowie track to which Trent Reznor originally contributed in the late ’90’s. Watch high-quality fan-shot footage of “I’m Afraid of Americans” and the live debut of the new song below:Nine Inch Nails – “I’m Afraid of Americans” (David Bowie)[Video: PIT FLIKS]Nine Inch Nails – “God Break Down The Door” (Live debut)[Video: Bastard Pride]Setlist: Nine Inch Nails | The Joint | Las Vegas, NV | 6/13/18Metal (Gary Numan cover) (first performance since 2009)Me, I’m NotThe Beginning of the EndSurvivalismMarch of the PigsThe LoversFind My WayBurnGod Break Down the Door (live debut)Letting YouGave UpEven DeeperI Do Not Want This (first performance since 2009)I’m Afraid of Americans (David Bowie cover)Less ThanCame Back HauntedOnlyWishHead Like a HoleView Full SetlistSetlist: Nine Inch Nails | The Joint | Las Vegas, NV | 6/15/18Branches/BonesWishSanctifiedCopy of ALess ThanMarch of the PigsPiggyThe FrailThe WretchedCloser1,000,000I Can’t Give Everything AwayThe Background WorldThe Great DestroyerBurning Bright (Field on Fire)The Hand That FeedsHead Like a HoleEncore:OnlySurvivalismThe Day the World Went AwayHurtView Full SetlistAfter a run of overseas dates, Nine Inch Nails will begin their Cold And Black And Infinite North American Tour in September, culminating with four shows at the Palladium in Los Angeles, CA. See below for a list of NIN North American tour dates. For a full list of upcoming dates, head here.Nine Inch Nails – Cold And Black And Infinite North American Tour 201809/13 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre09/14 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre09/18 Morrison, CO Red Rocks09/19 Morrison, CO Red Rocks09/22 San Antonio, TX River City Rockfest09/24 Memphis, TN Orpheum Theater09/26 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre09/27 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre09/29 Nashville, TN Ascend Amphitheater10/09 Washington, DC The Anthem10/13 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall10/14 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall10/19 Boston, MA Boch Center10/20 Boston, MA Boch Center10/22 Detroit, MI Fox Theater10/23 Detroit, MI Fox Theater10/25 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom10/26 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom11/23 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre11/24 New Orleans, LA Saenger Theatre11/27 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory11/28 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory12/03 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium12/07 Los Angeles, CA Palladium12/08 Los Angeles, CA Palladium12/11 Los Angeles, CA Palladium12/12 Los Angeles, CA PalladiumView North American Tour Dates [H/T Consequence of Sound]last_img read more