Rank reveals digital and Grosvenor venues growth in Q1

first_img Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Casino & games Finance Bingo AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 15th October 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Rank Group has reported a year-on-year increase in gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the three months to 30 September 2019, the first quarter of its fiscal year, after it was boosted by growth in its digital arm and Grosvenor Casino land-based business.GGR climbed 8% on a like-for-like basis in the first quarter of Rank’s 2019-20 financial year, while like-for-like net gaming revenue (NGR), which represents GGR less player incentives, was up 10%.Initial figures released by Rank show its digital arm was the driving force behind growth in Q1, with digital GGR up 15% and NGR 16%. This included NGR growth of 27% within the Grosvenor digital operation, while higher average revenue per user helped to drive Mecca digital’s NGR up by 14% in the quarter. However, Rank cited its Grosvenor Casino land-based operation as the stand-out performance of the quarter, with GGR up 10% year-on-year and NGR rising 15%.Rank said Q1 is seasonally the strongest quarter for Grosvenor and was lapping weak comparatives. It noted strong win margins across all of its products, with all gaming product areas delivering revenue growth.The operator said its electronic roulette operations continued to benefit from investments it has made to the machine estate, together with the regulatory changes on B2 staking limits, while it also saw strong volumes in table handle and continued growth in gaming machine revenue.In comparison, Mecca venues revenue remained level on a like-for-like, year-on-year basis, with lower customer visits offset by a higher spend per visit, while its international venues performed in line with expectations and posted both GGR and NGR of 4% for the quarter.“We are pleased with the growth achieved across our businesses in this key part of our financial year, as well as with the ongoing progress we are making with our transformation programme,” Rank chief executive John O’Reilly said.Rank also referenced the acquisition of Stride Gaming, which it completed last week in a deal worth £115.3m (€132.4m/$146.0m).Setting out the reasons behind the purchase, Rank said its operations and Stride are highly complementary businesses, creating a leading multi-channel operator with genuine digital scaleRank also said migration to Stride’s proprietary technology platform will boost operational control and technology capability, while the acquisition will bolster its existing digital leadership team, as well as create an attractive financial profile with strong operational and revenue synergy opportunities.Noting Stride’s recent performance, Rank said Q1 NGR at the business was down 15% year-on-year to £16.3m, primarily due to lower customer acquisition volumes and reduced margins in the period. However, Rank said it is confident that it will deliver all of the benefits outlined when the deal was announced. “The acquisition of Stride marks a pivotal moment in the development of our digital offering and having completed on 4 October, we are now starting the execution of all our plans for integration and delivery of synergy benefits,” O’Reilly said. Rank reveals digital and Grosvenor venues growth in Q1 Tags: Online Gambling Email Address Bingo Rank Group has reported an 8% year-on-year increase in gross gaming revenue for the three months to 30 September 2019, after it was boosted by growth in its digital arm and Grosvenor Casino land-based business.last_img read more

Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (FALG.zw) 2020 Circular

first_imgFalcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (FALG.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2020 circular For more information about Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (FALG.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (FALG.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited (FALG.zw)  2020 circular Company ProfileFalcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited is a gold mining and exploration company in Zimbabwe. The company owns Dalny mine in Chakari, Venice Mine in Kadoma and Golden Quarry mine in Shurugwi. Founded in 1991, Falcon Gold Zimbabwe is a subsidiary of New Dawn Mining Group. New Dawn Mining Corp. in involved in the exploration, development, extraction, processing and reclamation of precious metal deposits in Zimbabwe. It primarily explores for gold, base metals and precious metals. Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited also has an operational processing plant and ancillary infrastructure which supports a central processing plant that treats ore from Pickstone. Falcon Gold Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Another stock market crash may be coming. Here’s what I’m doing now

first_img Roland Head | Wednesday, 15th July, 2020 Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Will the stock market crash again over the summer? I think it’s a serious risk. The coronavirus pandemic is still with us and, as yet, there’s no sign of a vaccine. Lockdown is being reinstated in some parts of the world, including some major US states.At this stage, I think we need to hope for the best and prepare for the worst. Today, I’d like to explain how I’m preparing for a possible crash — and why I’m still buying shares.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…Two things I’m doingThe truth is that no one knows what will happen to the stock market over the next six months. What I do know is that I want to own shares in successful companies. I don’t mind a bit of short-term uncertainty if it means I can benefit from longer-term gains.To achieve this goal, I have a two-part plan. The first part of my strategy is to have a list of good quality companies I’d like to buy at cheaper prices. Defensive business, such as Unilever and home services company Homeserve, might fall onto this list. The criteria I look for include low levels of debt and a history of consistent profits.The second thing I’m doing is continuing to buy shares each month. The reason for this is that if you sit on cash waiting for the perfect moment, you’re likely to miss out. Timing the market is pretty much impossible. In my experience, you just have to stay invested and take advantage of opportunities as they arise.Shifting your portfolio into cash might feel safe, but you’re missing out potential share price gains and dividends. With interest rates so low, I don’t think this makes sense.I don’t really care if the stock market crashes!I tend to hold shares for many years. As a general rule, I only sell if I think that something fundamental has changed, or gone wrong, with the business. This means I’m not (too) bothered when the value of my shares drops during a market crash. Over time, I expect them to recover, unless I’ve invested in bad businesses.I find this approach is a big help when the stock market crashes. It means that all I have to do when the market crashes is look out for possible buying opportunities. I didn’t sell anything in March, for example, but I did buy as much as I could afford to.Will the UK economy bounce back?We’ve seen an initial burst of pent-up demand as UK businesses have reopened. But the outlook is very uncertain. Big retailers, such as Boots, Halfords and John Lewis have already announced thousands of job cuts. So have businesses linked to the airline sector, including easyJet and Rolls Royce. My feeling is that the worst may still be to come. The government has done a lot to support businesses through lockdown, but these measures are expected to taper over the next few months.As this happens, companies will be forced to adapt their operations to reflect real demand. I suspect that economic activity will remain lower than it was before the pandemic struck. This could lead to a longer period of weak trading for many companies. But the best businesses should still do well. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img See all posts by Roland Head Another stock market crash may be coming. Here’s what I’m doing now 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. Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Homeserve and Unilever. 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. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

5 cheap UK shares I’d buy right now

first_img 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. Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 2nd December, 2020 Enter Your Email Address 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” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Marstons. 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.center_img 5 cheap UK shares I’d buy right now I plan to buy a basket of cheap UK shares in 2021 to take advantage of the country’s economic recovery. I reckon the market is severely undervaluing the prospects for a considerable number of businesses, and I’m looking to take advantage of this discrepancy. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Cheap UK sharesOne company that stands out to me is Halfords. This corporation has surpassed all expectations in 2020, and I reckon its good fortune will continue in 2021. A surge in demand for bicycles and cycling equipment this year has provided a windfall for the group. I don’t think this will be a one-off.As the world moves towards a more sustainable future, I believe the demand for green transport will continue to grow. At the same time, equipment acquired this year during the pandemic will need to be maintained going forward. As one of the largest bicycle retailers in the country, Halfords should continue to profit from this theme for years to come, in my opinion. Two other cheap UK shares I’ve been eyeing up are outsourcing group Mitie and pub operator Marston’s. These are two very different businesses. Nevertheless, they’ve both been severely impacted by the coronavirus crisis. Marston’s has struggled due to the forced closure of its hospitality venues. Meanwhile, Mitie is having to deal with higher costs, which are eating into the group’s already thin profit margins.I reckon these are only short-term pressures. Before the pandemic, spending in hospitality venues was at an all-time high. I suspect the sector will recover swiftly when restrictions are lifted. At the same time, I think the UK economic recovery would benefit Mitie. Higher sales may come as a result of increased confidence in customer-led companies. Put simply, I believe these two operations could be some of the best cheap UK shares to play the UK’s economic recovery in the years ahead. Long-term growth Renewi and International Personal Finance are not as exposed to the state of the UK economy as the companies profiled above. However, I still think they could be worth adding to a basket of cheap UK shares in 2021. Renewi is, quite literally, a rubbish business. It provides waste disposal and recycling facilities for customers across the UK and Europe. I think this is a highly defensive business and should continue to see growth, no matter what the future holds for the UK economy over the next few years. International Personal Finance offers unsecured consumer finance products across Europe. Like many other lenders, the firm is expected to report a loss this year due to credit write-offs. However, analysts are expecting a return to growth in 2021. I believe this could lead to improved investor sentiment towards the shares and large total returns for investors in 2021. If the recovery is faster than expected, the stock may even exceed City expectations.  Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

Miembros del CCA llegan a la conclusión de que ‘la…

first_img Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Featured Events Rector Martinsville, VA Submit a Press Release Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Belleville, IL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Los miembros del Comité Permanente de la Comunión Anglicana, incluidos los nuevos, oran el 7 de noviembre (hora local) mientras el arzobispo de Cantórbery Rowan Williams los comisiona durante la Eucaristía de clausura del CCA. Ellos son, de izquierda a derecha, Katharine Jefferts Schori, obispa primada de la I.E.; Eraste Bigirimana, obispo de Muyinga en Burundi; Paul Kwong, arzobispo de Hong Kong; James Tengatenga, obispo de la Diócesis de Malawi del Sur; Elizabeth Paver, de la Iglesia de Inglaterra; Helen Biggin, de la Iglesia de Gales; Juanildo Barrity, de la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil; la Rda. Sarah Macneil, de la Iglesia Anglicana de Australia; David Chillingworth, primado de la Iglesia Episcopal Escocesa e Ian Douglas, obispo de la Diócesis de Connecticut. Samuel Mukunya, de la Iglesia Anglicana de Kenia y Louisa Mojela, de la Iglesia Anglicana de África del Sur, no estaban presentes. Foto para ENS de Mary Frances Schjonberg[Episcopal News Service — Auckland, Nueva Zelanda] Uno de los titulares de la reunión de 12 días del Consejo Consultivo Anglicano que concluyó aquí el 7 de noviembre (hora local) debía ser, en palabras de uno de sus miembros, “la Comunión Anglicana realmente funciona”.“Está en perfecto estado, plena de entusiasmo, concentrada en su misión… En honor a la verdad, esta vez estamos reamente unidos”, dijo Suzanne Lawson, de la Iglesia Anglicana del Canadá, durante una sesión para reflexionar inmediatamente antes de terminar la reunión.La Rda. María Cristina Borges Álvarez, de Cuba, dijo al Consejo que el mensaje que ella llevara de regreso a su país es acerca “del gran compromiso que la Comunión Anglicana tiene respecto a la justicia de género, la eliminación de la violencia y también la justicia medioambiental”.El consejo aprobó resoluciones relacionadas con cada uno de esos temas durante su reunión del 27 de octubre al 7 de noviembre en que sesionara fundamentalmente en la catedral de la Santa Trinidad de esta ciudad.Y si bien el Muy Rdo. Herman Browne, de la Iglesia de la Provincia de África Occidental, dijo que él creía que el CCA “se estaba convirtiendo cada vez más en un foro donde las auténticas diversidades pueden oírse y valorarse”, el Ven. Canónigo Moses Chin, de la Iglesia de la Provincia del Sudeste de Asia, observó “el mucho tiempo que lleva ponerse de acuerdo en algo”.Stephen Lyon, del personal de la Oficina de la Comunión Anglicana, tuvo a su cargo dirigir la sesión de reflexión, en la cual llamó primero a los miembros laicos, luego a los clérigos, y luego “descendiendo en el orden jerárquico”  preguntó “¿hay —pregunta estúpida— algunos obispos que quieran decir algo?” Pregunta que respondieron con risa estentórea y aplausos.El arzobispo Ikechi Nwachukwu Nwosu, de la Provincia de Aba, de la Iglesia en Nigeria, dijo que, conociendo los retos que enfrenta su diócesis y su provincia, “le preocupa el proyecto de mantener el CCA y su sostenibilidad en el futuro”.James Tengatenga, obispo de la Diócesis de Malawi del Sur y presidente del CCA,  concluyó la sesión diciendo “hubo un grado de profundidad y de sinceridad que no había visto en mucho tiempo, que no era simulado”.En una sesión informativa de prensa entre el final de la reunión y la Eucaristía de clausura del CCA, el arzobispo de Cantórbery Rowan Williams dijo que la labor del Consejo respecto a la violencia de género, la crisis medioambiental y el testimonio cristiano en un mundo plural “ha sido fundamental para nuestra tarea”.Esos problemas “son en verdad interrogantes sobre qué clase de humanidad buscamos promover y servir, lo cual es el asunto más profundamente cristiano”, dijo él.La gente se cuestiona estos problemas y se pregunta qué tiene la Iglesia que decir sobre ellos y “creemos que, como Iglesia, tenemos recursos sin paralelo para enriquecer la humanidad de las personas de esa manera”, afirmó Williams.“Me siento muy complacido de que hayamos llegado hasta aquí. Hemos permanecido unidos, hemos encontrado muchísimas cosas que hacer mutuamente y muchísimas cosas que decirnos los unos a los otros”.En uno de sus últimos actos oficiales, el CCA-15 aprobó una resolución con el fin de disipar las impresiones después de uno de los pocos ejemplos durante la reunión de lo que uno de los miembros llamó un “tirijala a favor y en contra”.La Resolución 15.39 observa la adopción de la 15.21 sobre el proyecto de Indaba Continuo de la Comunión el día anterior y llega a decir que el Consejo “entiende que Indaba sea un proceso de conversación sincera que labora en pro del desarrollo de la comunidad, energiza la misión y proporciona un contexto en que pueden resolverse los conflictos”.Durante el debate del 6 de noviembre tocante a la primera resolución, el obispo keniano Samson Mwalunda sugirió añadir que Indaba Continuo debería ser un proceso para afianzar todas las conferencias pananglicanas.El Consejo debatió añadir texto a la 15.21 en el que decía que el proceso debería usarse “con vistas a alentar la solución de problemas en disputa”. Nwosu apoyó esa adición que finalmente fue rechazada.Él luego le dijo a Episcopal News Service que, si bien está de acuerdo con todo respecto al proyecto de Indaba, “sólo quería que se añadiera un poquito más en esa dirección”.El 7 de noviembre, al arzobispo Thabo Makgoba, de África del Sur, se le permitió que le presentara al Consejo la Resolución 15.39, aunque ya había pasado la fecha tope para la presentación de resoluciones.La resolución se proponía afirmar que “Indaba no rehúye la solución de problemas” y reconoce “su importancia en mantenernos unidos mediante el don del Espíritu Santo porque creemos en la Comunión” y como Anglicanos recibimos parte de su identidad a través de la Comunión, dijo Makgoba.Él reconoció que los procesos de Indaba se han usado en diferentes lugares con resultados mixtos. En Zimbabue “no ha producido resultados positivos”, pero “ha aliviado las tensiones y el conflicto” en otras partes.En definitiva, agregó Makgoba, “no queríamos que la moción de ayer terminara en un tirijala de pros y contras”.Stephen Cottrell, obispo de la Iglesia de Inglaterra (Diócesis de Chelmsford) apoyó la nueva resolución “como una última palabra en el intento de querer ser una Iglesia que aborde mutuamente los problemas, que esté energizada por la misión y que sí procure resolver sus conflictos, por difícil que sea”.David Chillingworth, primado de la Iglesia Episcopal Escocesa, y secretario del grupo de referencia del proyecto, le dijo al Consejo que “nunca fue nuestra intención sugerir que Indaba Continuo no estaba dispuesto a ayudar en la resolución de problemas”.“De otro modo, sería simplemente hablar sin ningún propósito”, prosiguió. “La preocupación era que no debería verse fundamentalmente como una herramienta para resolver problemas, porque creemos que lo que resulta importante es que establezcamos las relaciones dentro de las cuales los conflictos puedan resolverse”.Chillingworth dijo que la Resolución 15.39 “haría patente a las personas a través de la Comunión que Indaba Continuo es lo que hemos establecido como parte del proceso por el cual nuestros problemas más profundos pueden resolverse”.Hubo una resolución el 7 de noviembre sobre la cual no hubo ningún debate. La Resolución 15.40, que da gracias a Dios por la fidelidad y el ministerio del arzobispo de Cantórbery Rowan Williams,  expresa hondo aprecio por su liderazgo como presidente del CCA-13, 14 y 15 y desea las bendiciones de Dios para él, Jane Williams [su esposa] y sus hijos, Rhiannon y Pip, en el momento en que él está por acogerse a la jubilación. Fue aprobada por todos los miembros del CCA con una ovación de pie, después de la cual Williams subió al podio para hacer saber que él se había abstenido de votar.– La Rda. Mary Frances Schjonberg es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducido por Vicente Echerri. 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VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Washington, DC Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Miembros del CCA llegan a la conclusión de que ‘la Comunión realmente funciona’ Concluye la reunión del Consejo con impresiones favorables de cooperación y relaciones Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Collierville, TN TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 last_img read more

Man shoots himself in County Tyrone hairdressers

first_img Google+ Newsx Adverts LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Twitter Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Man shoots himself in County Tyrone hairdressers Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleOmagh campaigners claim new evidence boosts inquiry callNext articleAnti Fracking campaigners to meet in Enniskillen News Highland center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – February 4, 2012 Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police still haven’t named the man who shot himself in a hairdressers in Dungannon yesterday afternoon.It’s understood the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene,  was in his 20s and from the Brantry area.He shot himself in the premises on Carland Road shortly after 4.15pm yesterday.Police are investigating, but have stressed foul play is not suspected. Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeylast_img read more

Defence Forces confirm terrorist threat against Donegal based soldier

first_img Previous articleEbrington regeneration could lead to over 2,000 new jobs – ILEXNext article400k spent on Donegal’s Wild Atlantic Way signage described as ‘silly money’ News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – January 29, 2014 Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Facebook Defence Forces confirm terrorist threat against Donegal based soldiercenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Google+ Pinterest The Defence Forces has confirmed that a death threat made against an Irish soldier based at Finner Camp is currently being investigated.The soldier has allegedly been threatened by a terrorist group and the authorities say they are taking the situation seriously.In a statemant, the Defence forces said that the Garda authorities are working in close co-operation with their counterparts in Northern Ireland and will continue to take strong action to combat the threat these groups present.The statement added that appropriate action has been taken by the gardaí and Military Police Investigations are ongoing – the Defence Forces says that it is not appropriate to comment further on security matters at this point in time.last_img read more

Troy Exchange Club hosts ‘One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast

first_img “Yale, Harvard, Princeton—those college of higher learning started with church affiliations and to educate youth for Christ,” he said. “In 1892, the Supreme Court defined America as a Christian nation and, since 1865, we have had ‘In God We Trust’ on our currency. America has a Christian heritage.”But in today’s world, Templin said there is concern all around the country about the “silencing of God,” which had its beginning in the removal of prayer from the nation’s schools.“The largest religious group in America today is the ‘nones’ – those who have no religious affiliation,” Templin said. “In 1990, 8 percent of Americans said they had no religious affiliation. Today, that number is 23 percent. In 1990, 86 percent of Americans identified themselves as Christians. In 2014, that number had dropper to 70 percent.”Templin said American values are moving backwards and Christianity and society are at odds. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day However, even though there are those who seek to silence God in America, Templin said 92 percent of Americans believe in God and that Jesus was real.“As long as we have God, there is hope,” he said. “If we seek God, we will find Him. We must pray for our country and for our leaders. We must live as citizens in the Kingdom of God and for citizenship in heaven.”The Exchange Club is known as “America’s Service Club.” Its platform includes child abuse prevention, youth, Americanism and community service.The aim of the One Nation Under God program is to increase appreciation for the country’s rich religious heritage and as a reminder to always trust in God.The famous words of the program’s title are taken from the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. 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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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLBobby Templin, pastor of Collegedale Church of Christ in Troy, was the guest speaker at the Troy Exchange Club’s “One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast” on Tuesday. Pictured from left, Dennis Griffith, club member and district president; Templin; Terry Hassett, club president; and Donna McLaney, club member and past president.A large number of community leaders came together Tuesday morning for the Troy Exchange Club’s “One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast” at First Baptist Church.Terry Hassett, club president, said the prayer breakfast is held annually during November for the purpose of increasing appreciation of the nation’s rich religious heritage and as a reminder to trust in a higher power for guidance, protection and strength.Special music for the breakfast was presented by the Rev. Ed Shirley, pastor of Brundidge United Methodist Church. Shirley presented a medley of patriotic and inspirational songs.center_img By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Email the author Sponsored Content Latest Stories Troy Exchange Club hosts ‘One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast Book Nook to reopen Published 2:00 am Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Next UpThe guest speaker for the 2015 One Nation Under God Prayer Breakfast was the Rev. Bobby Templin, pastor of Collegedale Church of Christ in Troy who reminded those in attendance how great America it is to be “one nation under God and also asked, “What now?”“America has a Christian heritage,” Templin said. “The early settlers of our country came to advance the Kingdom of God. They all came with the same aim and that was to establish a country that would advance the Kingdom of God.”Templin said that education in America is also rooted in the teachings of God’s Word.last_img read more

Jane Fonda: We’re last generation ‘between life and death of the planet’

first_imgDisobeyArt/iStock(NEW YORK) — Jane Fonda appeared on “The View” Tuesday where she spoke about being arrested during environmental protests and blamed the fossil fuel industry for climate change, which she calls an “urgent crisis.” The Academy Award-winning actress and longtime activist — dating as far back as the Vietnam War — said that 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, who testified in front of Congress in September, inspired her to protest every week in Washington, D.C. in what are known as “Fire Drill Friday” protests. She told ABC News in October that she had vowed to attend them in an effort to bring awareness to the impacts of climate change.Fonda, 81, has been arrested four times for protesting since her first arrest on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 11. She was last arrested for protesting on Nov. 1 and subsequently spent a night in jail.“The conditions weren’t great for old bones like mine on a metal slab,” Fonda told “The View” about her night in jail.Fonda explained that she is taking cues from younger generations, who she said are inspiring due to their constant work to bring awareness to environmental issues.“I’m following what the young people are doing. I’m not telling them. They are inspiring me,” Fonda said. “All of these people are leaving school to protest the future that we’re taking from them and they’re a huge inspiration to me.”“Seeing these young people carrying the burden of protesting the fossil fuel industry, I say, ‘No, we’ve got to get out there and join them,’” she added.Other actors have joined in on the weekly climate change events, including Ted Danson, 71, who was arrested along with Fonda in zip-tie cuffs on Oct. 25.“The View” co-host Abby Huntsman asked Fonda about “all the peaceful protests that have led to change” that didn’t involve protestors getting arrested like they have at “Fire Drill Friday” events, and expressed concern about living in an uncivil society.While Fonda agreed that getting arrested is a risk, she said it was one she was willing to take.“Climate activists have been doing this for 40 years. We’ve been writing articles and we’ve been giving speeches. We’ve been putting the facts out to the American public and politicians, and we’ve marched and we’ve rallied peacefully,” she said. “The fossil fuel industry is doing more and more and more to harm us and our environment and our young people’s futures.”“We have to up the ante and engage in civil disobedience, which means risking getting arrested,” Fonda added. “It’s going to require more and more people like all of you in the streets demanding.”Fonda also doubled down on holding major fossil fuel companies responsible for a large part of global warming. “Don’t blame anybody except the fossil fuel industry” for today’s climate crisis, she said, adding that “they try to make us feel guilty.”“We are the last generation who can make the difference between life and death of the planet,” Fonda said. “It is an urgent crisis and we have very little time [to fix it].”On Monday, the Trump administration notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the historic Paris climate accord. The move will take effect one day after the 2020 elections on Nov. 4, 2020.The agreement, which has now been signed by nearly every nation on earth, seeks to limit global temperature increases to less than 2 degrees Celsius, with each country setting its own non-binding emission targets and reporting on its progress to reduce them.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New significance for Antarctic biological collections and taxonomic research

first_imgCollections of preserved terrestrial and freshwater plants and animals, made since the earliest expeditions to the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic, have been the basis of our understanding of the biological composition of individual areas as well as of ecosystems in general. Systematic studies of these collections have elucidated patterns of evolution, dispersal and community structure in these southern polar biomes. During the modem era these collections continue to provide for taxonomic validation of pure and applied research in Antarctica. They are also becoming increasingly important as historical sources of information on oceanlatmosphere circulation changes, global “greenhouse” warming, ozone depletion and background levels of global pollution. Representative collections of Antarctic organisms and the databases of ecological information associated with them are also vital for environmental management initiatives and the formulation of conservation policy in Antarctica. In the face of increasing scientific, logistic and tourist activity in the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic, protection of sensitive biota and ecosystems and control of human impacts are new imperatives recognized by the Antarctic Treaty under the Protocol on Environmental Protection. The work of the British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Resource Centre is highlighted and a summary of information on the BAS plant collections and computer database is given. The value of electronic datalinking between institutions with Antarctic collections is assessed, and the potential of Geographical Information Systems as frameworks for Antarctic biological databases is also discussed.last_img read more