2 high-quality FTSE 100 shares I’d buy right now

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AstraZeneca. 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. Enter Your Email Address 2 high-quality FTSE 100 shares I’d buy right now 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. Image source: Getty Images. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 11th March, 2020 | More on: AZN ULVR Although the recent stock market falls are uncomfortable, I reckon it’s a good idea to resist the urge to sell up and run for the hills.Warren Buffett, for example, is known for buying the shares of quality businesses when they are ‘on sale’. And to do that, he buys when others are scared away, such as right now. I’m keen on the following FTSE 100 shares. And my guess is that when the COVID-19 coronavirus fades from our collective consciousness, these two stocks will be making new highs.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…PharmaceuticalsThe share price of pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca (LSE: AZN) has fared better than many stocks in the recent market rout. Indeed, as I write, it’s only about 11% down from its recent highs.And I think the stock market is right to be lenient on the company. In the middle of a health scare, holding the shares of pharmaceutical companies seems like a good idea, at least superficially. But in general, the firm tends to have a high degree of defensiveness to its operations. Cash flow has been stable over the past few years and backs up profits well.I reckon the company’s business is far less vulnerable to the effects of general economic cycles than those of many others, such as oil companies, retailers, and banks. In the full-year results report delivered on 14 February, the company said it enjoyed a year of “strong” revenue growth.  New medicines were launched from the R&D pipeline and the firm expects such positive trends to continue in 2020.For a long time, I’ve seen the stock as a decent long-term hold and any weakness is a buying opportunity for me. With the recent share price of 7,055p, the forward-looking dividend yield for 2021 is just over 3%.Fast-moving consumer goodsTo me, Unilever (LSE: ULVR) is the king of fast-moving consumer goods on the London stock market. And I find the sector attractive because cash flow can be steady, driven by customers who return often to repeat-purchase due to loyalty to the firm’s brands.  The share price has been generally slipping for around six months. And now it’s around 17% lower than its peak last autumn. But I don’t think the move lower is much to worry about. The attractions of the company are widely known and the valuation tends to get ahead of itself from time to time. So weakness now could just be a correction that’s worth having. At the recent price of 4,166p, the forward-looking dividend yield for 2021 is knocking on the door of 4%, which I see as attractive.At times such as these, I’m tempted to buy shares in Unilever to lock that rising income stream into my portfolio. And I’d aim to hold the shares for the long haul.  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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

Allahabad High Court (Lucknow): Physical Hearing Of Cases To Start From November 02, Virtual Hearing To Continue [Read Notification]

first_imgNews UpdatesAllahabad High Court (Lucknow): Physical Hearing Of Cases To Start From November 02, Virtual Hearing To Continue [Read Notification] Sparsh Upadhyay24 Oct 2020 6:27 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court (Lucknow Bench) on Thursday (22nd October) issued a notification informing that in addition to video­conferencing, physical hearing of cases shall also be permitted in all the Courts at High Court, Lucknow w.e.f. 02.11.2020.In the notification issued by the Allahabad High Court (Lucknow Bench), it has been mentioned that only those Learned Advocates (irrespective…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court (Lucknow Bench) on Thursday (22nd October) issued a notification informing that in addition to video­conferencing, physical hearing of cases shall also be permitted in all the Courts at High Court, Lucknow w.e.f. 02.11.2020.In the notification issued by the Allahabad High Court (Lucknow Bench), it has been mentioned that only those Learned Advocates (irrespective of their age) shall be permitted to enter the Corridors & Court Rooms whose cases are to be taken by the Hon’ble Court w.e.f. 02.11.2020.In consonance with all the earlier Modalities/Guidelines issued, the following guidelines have been issued by the Allahabad High Court (Lucknow Bench):* The Learned Advocates shall be permitted to enter and exit from the Court Rooms from the doors situated in front of Chakra at the first floor of the High Court only.* No person shall be permitted to enter the Corridors and the Court Rooms from the doors, corridors, stairs, ramp, escalator or through the lifts situated near regular filing counter at the ground floor.* Hearing of a case shall either be done through physical hearing or through videoconferencing. Any Advocate/in-person desirous of joining Court proceedings of the Court through internet-based Video­Conferencing shall have to obtain the consent of the Advocate of the other party/in person for the hearing of the case through video­conferencing.* After the consent has been obtained, an e­mail shall be sent by the Advocate/in person indicating his/her mobile numbers registered on AOR along with cases details (i.e. Court Number, Serial number, parties names, nature of cases, case number, year), the consent of the Advocate of the other party/in person and his/her E­mail ID with a request for being provided a VideoConferencing Link to enable them to join the Court proceedings. This e­mail has to be lodged with the High Court on the e­mail ID [email protected] not later than 08.00 P.M., one day before the date of hearing.* The Advocates of parties/Government Counsel/in person are not permitted to share the video link with any other individual except with those who are disclosed as representing party on E­file/petition/application.* Not more than two advocates for a party shall be permitted on the video platform of the actual hearing.* All the Courts may fix a separate time for hearing of cases through videoconferencing.* Not more than 6 (six) Advocates will be permitted to remain in the Court Room at any given time.* The Learned Advocates will not be permitted to roam around in the corridors of Hon’ble Court. The Learned Advocates shall leave the corridors and Court Rooms immediately after hearing of their case(s).* No person shall be allowed to enter in the High Court campus without observing all protocols necessary to maintain social and physical distancing.* All the guidelines issued by the Central Government and the Government of Uttar Pradesh regarding Covid­19 must be followed.Notably, the Rajasthan High Court on Friday (23rd October) issued a notification informing that it will start to regularly function from November 2, 2020, however, all preventive measures for effective control and containment of the spread of COVID-19 will remain in operation.In the notification issued by the Rajasthan High Court, it has been mentioned that the suggestions received from The Bar Council of Rajasthan, Rajasthan High Court Advocates Association, Jodhpur, Rajasthan High Court Lawyers’ Association, Jodhpur, Rajasthan High Court Bar Association, Jaipur and inputs received from the Registry have been considered while issuing such a direction.Click Here To Download Notification[Read Notification]Next Storylast_img read more

Marian Muckerheide

first_imgMarian Muckerheide, age 83 of Burnsville, Minnesota and formerly of Batesville, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018 in Burnsville.  Born in Batesville December 21, 1934, she is the daughter of Elenora (Nee: Jansing) and Leo Muckerheide and graduated from Oldenburg Academy.  She moved to Cincinnati where she worked for TWA Airlines and Upjohn Pharmaceuticals before retiring.  After retirement, she moved to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.  She loved decorating, shopping, music concerts and family.She is survived by nephews Lynn (Emily Beth), Dan (Paula) and Mike (Pam) Muckerheide; great nephews Mark (Erin) and Max; great niece Jennifer and great great nieces Adelyn, Elise and Lydia.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her siblings Alvin, Helen Rose and Leo.Visitation is Thursday, May 24th, from 5-7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Friday, May 25th at St. Louis Church with Rev. Carl Langenderfer officiating followed by burial in the church cemetery.  The family would like give special thanks to Interim Hospice, The Rivers senior living community and Twin Cities Physicians.last_img read more

Area 1st Round Football Friday Sectional Scores

first_imgArea 1st Round Football Friday Sectional Scores.Friday  (10-25)Class 3A-Sectional 31Batesville  49     Rushville  14Greensburg  27     Franklin County  26    Lawrenceburg  42     Scottsburg  0Charlestown  7     Brownstown Central  6    Class 4A-Sectional 23East Central  42     Silver Creek  14Greenwood  61     Madison  0Mooresville  35     South Dearborn  13    Martinsville  42     Jennings County  7    Class 1A-Sectional 47Milan  3     Knightstown  0Hagerstown  28     Oldenburg  14Tri  42     South Decatur  12    North Decatur  47     Cambridge City Lincoln  12Class 2A-Sectional 39Providence  14     Clarksville  8Eastern Pekin  22     Union County  0Paoli  66      Switzerland County  7Triton Central  49     Mitchell  16last_img read more

Other Sports PV Sindhu crashes out of Japan Open, suffers second consecutive loss to Akane Yamaguchi

first_img Tokyo: Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu crashed out of the Japan Open badminton tournament after a second successive defeat to local favourite Akane Yamaguchi while B Sai Praneeth continued his good form to advance to the semifinals in Tokyo on Friday. Sindhu lost to Yamaguchi 18-21 15-21 in a 50-minute women’s singles quarterfinal match. This was Sindhu’s second defeat at the hands of Yamaguchi, who had beaten the Indian in the final of the Indonesian Open last week.     However, in men’s singles, Sai Praneeth recorded an easy win over Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto to reach the semifinals. His 21-12 21-15 win over Sugiarto fetched him a clash against top-seeded Japanese Kento Momota in the semifinals. Sindhu was leading 12-7 in the first game but she squandered the advantage as her reigning Asian champion opponent clawed her way back to level the scores at 14-14.      From there on, Sindhu lost momentum allowing Yamaguchi to surge ahead to 18-15 and then to 20-16. Sindhu won two consecutive points to narrow the gap to 18-20 but could not stop her opponent from bagging the next point and the first game.Also Read | PV Sindhu becomes first woman to co-pilot Made-In-India Tejas at Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru     In the second game, both were locked 6-6 initially but from there on, it was Yamaguchi all the way as she raced to 13-7 and then to 16-10. Sindhu recovered a bit by winning two consecutive points but in no time, the Japanese had five match points and she wrapped up the tie without much hassle.Sai Praneeth, in contrast, hardly broke a sweat as he just took 36 minutes to clinch up against the match. The unseeded Indian led almost all through the first game leaving the former world championships bronze-medallist Indonesian to play the catch-up game.     The second game was a bit closer but Sai Praneeth kept the lead from the start. Not more than four points separated the two for the most part but the Indian reeled off three consecutive points from 18-15 to win the match. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.center_img PV Sindhu lost in the final of the Indonesian Open to Akane Yamaguchi.Sindhu suffered her second consecutive loss to Yamaguchi.B Sai Praneeth advanced to the next round.last_img read more

Fate no longer in Badgers’ hands

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS ? I?m not sure which the worse scenario is: tocontrol your own destiny and fall short or to have no control whatsoever.The Badger men?s hockey team lived the first scenario priorto and during this weekend?s series against the Golden Gophers. Now, a loss anda tie later, they?re looking at the latter.Entering the series, Wisconsin sat in a tie for fourth inthe WCHA with Minnesota State, who was idle this weekend. Instead of building acushion between themselves and the rest of the teams nipping at their heels,the Badgers managed to earn just one measly point against a Gopher team thathad been hard pressed to score goals as of late.Yes, the single point gave them sole possession of fourth inthe standings. But with so much potentially on the line, UW played far toolackadaisically for its own good.Players had been categorizing the Minnesota series as one ofthe ?must-win? variety. A sweep would have almost guaranteed them a spot in thetop five in the WCHA, which would also have meant they would earn the right tohost the first round of the conference tournament at the Kohl Center. Getswept, and things become that much tougher.Bigger playoff implications may have taken a hit as well. Incollege hockey?s Pairwise Rankings ? a less-flawed version of the BCS ? the top16 schools earn a berth in the NCAA tournament. The Badgers were 12th beforetheir lackluster performance versus the Gophers; they dropped two spots to No.14 since then.As most coaches and players of any sport will tell you, moreso in the collegiate ranks than in the pros, they take things ?one game at atime? and don?t want to look too far ahead. If that?s the case with the Badgerhockey team, I?m struggling to figure out how they came out so flat Friday.Head coach Mike Eaves said his team was merely a spectatorfor the first two periods of that game ? a fair assessment, seeing as Wisconsinallowed Minnesota to attain an insurmountable 3-0 lead after two periods ofplay.?We didn?t really show up until the third period,? Eavessaid.Biggest rival in the game, biggest series to date, and theteam doesn?t show up until the third period? Not sure where their minds wereat, but it clearly wasn?t on the task at hand.All the Badgers can do from here until tournament time issit and cross their fingers. Their next opponent ? St. Cloud State ? isred-hot, winning its last five games. The only way the Badgers can keep theHuskies from catching them is to pull off a sweep, something that is nevereasily done in the WCHA, let alone on the road. St. Cloud, which has 24 pointsthis season, travels to North Dakota the following weekend to take on theSioux, the conference?s best team.Again, no small task.But assume the Huskies and Badgers split the series, eachearning two points. All St. Cloud would need against North Dakota would be atie one of the two nights to pull even with Wisconsin.The same scenario applies in Mankato, where Minnesota Stateis tied with St. Cloud at fifth. Like the Huskies, the Mavericks have twoseries remaining ? on the road against a very tough Colorado College team andat home versus a Michigan Tech squad that could be looking to play the role ofspoiler.Here, the Badgers have no say in the outcome. The Maverickshave two series? worth of games to pick up one more point than Wisconsin doesin just one series.?Obviously you check to see how teams are doing, see whereyou stand,? UW defenseman Ryan McDonagh said prior to the Minnesota series.One can only speculate that McDonagh and his teammates willbe watching the other teams a little more closely after this past weekend.It?s not as if the team didn?t know what was at stake.Before the weekend, sophomore Aaron Bendickson reiterated the importance of thelast four regular-season games.?Right now, we know we just have to do our part and win,?Bendickson said. ?We can?t control what happens to other teams. We just have todo what we can do right now.?What they can do now is wait. And maybe throw in a prayer tothe hockey gods.?Tyler is a junior majoring in journalism. If you?re moreoptimistic than he is about the Badgers? playoff chances, let him know [email protected]last_img read more

Sportradar sends a message about protecting its tennis data

first_imgShare Submit David Lampitt, Sportradar: F1 presents betting’s most sizeable opportunity August 14, 2020 Sportradar has sent a message that it is prepared to protect its data rights and willing to go to some lengths to make sure that the work the firm puts into its data business is not undervalued. To that end, it has now announced it has agreed a settlement with BetConstruct and two unnamed bookmakers regarding its database rights.Sportradar believes that the specialist collection, management and distribution of sports data is core to its business. In a statement, it said: “The Sportradar group of companies have together invested a great deal of time, energy and resource into the creation and management of proprietary databases of sports data, often in partnership with national and international rights holders such as the International Tennis Federation (the ITF), the international governing body of tennis.”Sportradar revealed that it has recently settled legal proceedings issued in the High Court in London on 29 September 2017 against BetConstruct and two bookmakers in relation to their use of live tennis data from ITF events and tournaments, which was not licensed by Sportradar or the ITF.The parties have now reached a confidential agreement to resolve all claims involving historic use of ITF live data, with BetConstruct paying Sportradar an undisclosed monetary sum and agreeing to take a licence from Sportradar in relation to data from the ITF database going forward with the right to grant sub-licences to the two bookmakers to use the data.The company said: “By issuing proceedings, Sportradar has underlined its firm belief in the central importance and value of databases, and the database right, to this industry, and as a global data and content business it will take all necessary and available steps, in any jurisdiction, to protect its database rights against unauthorised use.“The agreement reached also demonstrates that all parties to the proceedings are firmly committed to the integrity of the sports betting ecosystem, and that BetConstruct and the two bookmakers support Sportradar’s desire to enable fans to enjoy sports betting in a safe and quality assured environment.”The agreement comes as the sport of tennis is taking a closer look at the use of its data as part of its review into its integrity problems. One of the solutions suggested in a recent report is the limiting of live data on matches for the betting industry although such an approach seems likely to receive opposition from a range of stakeholders. Share Related Articles Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more

President Trump Urges Strong Background Checks after Mass Shooting

first_imgPresident Trump says we cannot let those killed in the weekend’s mass shootings in Texas and Ohio die in vain. Trump took to Twitter this morning and said bipartisan support is needed for strong background checks when it comes to firearms.He suggested that it could be tied to immigration reform legislation and that something good, if not great, could come out of these tragic events. The FBI has opened a domestic terror investigation into the El Paso shooting. Two mass shootings less than 24 hours apart have claimed the lives of 29 people and injured countless more in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.President Trump will speak about the two deadly mass shootings at 10:00 this morning. The President said he spoke at length with Attorney General William Barr, FBI Director Christopher Wray and the governors of Texas and Ohio following two mass shootings this weekend.Trump explained this is a mental illness problem and it has to be stopped after going on for years and years.The President offered his condolences to the families impacted in El Paso and Dayton.He also thanked law enforcement for their work, as he said both situations could have been a lot worse.We will carry his remarks live here on 850wftl…last_img read more

Baseball greats toast Hank Aaron for 80th birthday

first_imgBaseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron speaks at a reception in his honor, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Washington. Aaron is turning 80 and is being celebrated with a series of events in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON (AP) — At a hotel overlooking the White House, Attorney General Eric Holder motioned toward a window and paid Hank Aaron a huge compliment.“The young man who lives right over there,” Holder said Friday night, speaking of President Barack Obama, “his path was made easier by this man.”Forty years ago, Aaron broke the hallowed record of Babe Ruth on his way to 755 career home runs, all while combating racism with quiet dignity.On Friday evening at a private party celebrating his 80th birthday, friends, former teammates, and baseball luminaries paid tribute to “Hammerin’ Hank.”Slugger Reggie Jackson compared Aaron to Jackie Robinson, who broke baseball’s color barrier in 1947. Frank Robinson spoke of the thrill of entering the Hall of Fame with Aaron in 1982.Former teammate Robin Yount said he was his mother’s second-favorite player — right behind Aaron.Aaron was last to speak and grew emotional as he talked of his parents, recalling an afternoon when he and his brother were called into the house and ordered to hide under beds. Minutes later, members of the Ku Klux Klan marched up their street.“I don’t know what that could have done to me growing up,” Aaron said. “But my mother — she was uneducated and father, too — but they always taught me and all of my siblings that the thing I want you to remember is, ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’ That’s been my philosophy.”As the ceremony came to a close at the Hay-Adams hotel, Aaron and his wife of 40 years, Billie, beamed as the crowd sang “Happy Birthday.”Aaron turned 80 on Wednesday. His tribute continued on Saturday when he spoke as part of the Living Portrait Series at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.In addition, a painting of Aaron, done by Ross Rossin of Atlanta, was unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery.Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, left, listens as fellow Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith, right, speaks at a reception for Aaron, Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, in Washington. Aaron turned 80 this weekand is being celebrated with a series of events in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)Other speakers on Friday night included Hall of Famers Jim Rice, Rickey Henderson and Ozzie Smith, who grew up in Aaron’s hometown of Mobile, Ala., idolizing the outfielder who played for the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers.“He showed me the way a person should be,” Smith said. “He inspired me and thousands of others.”Bud Selig, commissioner of Major League Baseball, spoke of his friendship with Aaron, which dated to 1958.Selig also talked of the overdue acceptance of Aaron in a career in which he was often overshadowed by Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays.“I’m not so sure people understand what a great all-around player he was,” Selig said. “He played in Milwaukee. He played in Atlanta. I think it was only maybe after he broke Babe Ruth’s record — and in the last 20 years — that he’s got the wonderful recognition that he so extraordinarily deserved.”NOTES: Selig had no comment on Alex Rodriguez dropping his lawsuit against the commissioner, Major League Baseball and the players’ association, referring to a press release earlier in the day. … Former teammate and popular broadcaster Bob Uecker got the laugh of the night when he spoke of meeting Aaron for the first time as a member of the Braves. “Henry dressed a couple lockers from where I was,” Uecker said. “I said hello. He said, ‘What do you do?’ I said, ‘I’m a catcher.’ He said, “For who?”last_img read more

Weekend Getaway Cruise to Olympia Harbor…

first_imgFacebook16Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Harbor DaysOlympia Harbor Days Tugboat Races and Festival and the historic steam ship Virginia V, have teamed up once again to offer a unique Labor Day weekend adventure to Washington’s State Capital City.  This three-day, two-night cruise adventure includes round trip transportation from Tacoma’s Foss Waterway Seaport dock to the historic port of Olympia, including overnight accommodations in a local downtown hotel.  The 125 passenger ship will call in Tacoma to make way to Olympia for the four-hour trip to participate in Olympia Harbor Days, a three-day maritime festival, the largest of its kind in the south sound.   The itinerary includes a tour of the Foss Waterway Seaport Maritime Museum in Tacoma before heading south.  Les Eldridge, a local maritime novelist and author (Maritime Olympia), is expected to join the cruise.  Eldridge stated:  “The South Puget Sound shorelines are filled with the sites of memorable maritime moments, from Captain George Vancouver and Rear Admiral Sir Peter Puget, through the brigade of scientist-adventurers, through the Wilkes Expedition leaving its American stamp on the region, to the wild and woolly captains of the Mosquito Fleet.”Upon arrival in Olympia, Virginia V will join tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain at the Port of Olympia’s Port Plaza docks for the opening ceremonies of the award winning Olympia Harbor Days, host to the World’s Largest Vintage Tugboat Races and the Squaxin Island Tribe’s Salish Seaport, including cultural activities, demonstrations, a traditional salmon bake and a beer garden as part of the festival offerings.  The Port Plaza (the north edge of the festival) offers an easy stroll south on the docks to Percival Landing where a fleet of Vintage Tugboats will be available for touring on Saturday as they ready for the annual Sunday races.  Festival highlights also include a Mini-Tug Tug o’ War, live bands on two stages including America’s First Corps Jazz Combo, over 200 arts, crafts, commercial and food booths, sand sculpting events, children’s activities including a legos building station, marine and maritime science and art activities, and a floating World War II Museum aboard retired Coast Guard Cutter Tug Comanche, and more.  Festival opens Friday, September 31 and ends Sunday, August 2, 2018.Cruising guests will stay at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, where staff will be on hand to transfer traveler’s luggage to the nearby hotel. The WA State Capitol is within walking distance and travelers will have plenty of time to experience Olympia where visitors always enjoy the variety of unique shops, coffee tastings, and microbrews this fun and artsy town has to offer.  Travelers will receive a Visitors Guide courtesy of Experience Olympia and Beyond.On Sunday afternoon, after the famous Vintage Tugboat Races, travelers will return to Tacoma on a sunset cruise again aboard the Virginia V.Cruise departs Tacoma August 31 at 1:00 p.m. and returns September 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.  Cost for the excursion, including museum entry, ship passage, 2 hotel nights, is $399.00 per person or $499.00 per couple. Tax included.This weekend getaway was first offered in 2017 and is being offered again by popular demand.  It is the only of its kind in the South Puget Sound and is expected to be offered again in coming years.  For more information about the cruise and festival please visit www.HarborDays.com.  To reserve your weekend getaway, please call the DoubleTree at 360-570-0555 x0 asking for “Cruise Reservations”.   The cruise was made possible by a Lodging Tax Grant from the City of Olympia.   Olympia Harbor Days is an Olympia Kiwanis event with net proceeds benefiting children and families in the area.last_img read more