Have £1k to invest today? I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 shares in an ISA in this stock market crash

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Have £1k to invest today? I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 shares in an ISA in this stock market crash Buying FTSE 100 shares after the index’s recent market crash could be a risky move in the short run. The stock market could experience a further downturn in the coming months as the financial impact of coronavirus becomes known.As such, buying companies with relatively stable track records of financial performance could be a shrewd move. They may provide lower risks than many of the index’s members during what is likely to be a period of lower growth for the world economy.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…With that in mind, here are two companies that have previously offered defensive characteristics. Buying them now in an ISA for the long run could lead to impressive returns. And those returns could be less dependent on the performance of the wider economy.GSKPharmaceutical company GSK (LSE: GSK) could deliver relatively resilient financial performance over the medium term. Its recent quarterly update showed that it was able to produce revenue growth of 19%. This included a 44% rise in sales within its consumer healthcare division, as well as a 19% rise in vaccine sales.This rate of growth may not be maintained. As stock building was prevalent during the period, its divisions are likely to be less reliant on the wider economic outlook than for many of its FTSE 100 peers.As such, GSK was able to maintain its guidance for full-year earnings. It is also set to continue paying dividends. This could broaden its appeal to income investors at a time when many FTSE 100 companies are deciding to reduce their shareholder payouts. Its yield of 4.9% could prove to be highly attractive during what looks set to be a sustained period of low interest rates.In terms of its growth potential, the company’s planned split into two separate businesses could lead to improving financial prospects as they benefit from greater efficiency over the coming years.FTSE 100 tobacco company Imperial BrandsAnother FTSE 100 company that could offer a relatively defensive business model is Imperial Brands (LSE: IMB). Its recent half-year results highlighted its increased focus on tobacco markets, where it has been able to improve its market share. Tobacco sales could prove to be relatively robust over the coming months, with their potential for price increases likely to offset volume declines.Next-generation products have proved to be a disappointment for Imperial Brands in recent months. It reported a 43% decline in their revenue in the first six months of the year, and they continue to represent a modest portion of the company’s total revenue.However, with a likely shift in strategy under a new CEO and plans to reduce its debt level, the company could offer improving financial prospects. Its dividend yield of 10%+ suggests that it could offer a wide margin of safety at the present time. 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. Peter Stephens owns shares of GlaxoSmithKline and Imperial Brands. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Imperial Brands. 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” 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Peter Stephens | Friday, 5th June, 2020 | More on: GSK IMB See all posts by Peter Stephens Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

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The Royal Mail share price is rising – should I add the stock to my portfolio?

first_imgThe Royal Mail share price is rising – should I add the stock to my portfolio? Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. UK shares as a whole have seen their value drop over the course of the last year. However, some FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 constituents have managed to buck that trend.Some have even done so quite spectacularly. The Royal Mail (LSE:RMG) share price is one of those stocks that has massively outperformed the main UK indices.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…The pandemic completely revitalised Royal Mail shares. They had been suffering a downward spiral with falling demand for its postal services. The company oversaw a major increase in the volumes of parcels being sent with many confined to their homes for long periods in 2020 and into this year.How far can the Royal Mail share price go though? Is this a short-term bubble that could burst in a post-Covid world?Online purchasing powerA major switch to e-commerce was already happening when the pandemic started to make an impact last year. But then it exploded.Fortunately for Royal Mail, the company was there to deliver a lot of those extra online purchases we were (and still are) making. The company was quick to respond to the pandemic. It hired thousands of new staff and improved efficiency with new pick-up and payment technologies. Last week Royal Mail forecast 2020-21 revenue to be “significantly” beyond the top end of the £380m-£580m range guided for in November. That came as it reported its fiscal third-quarter parcels revenues grew 43.3% to £3.8bn.The courier shifted close to 500 million packages in its third quarter, 30% higher compared to Q3 in 2019.So in terms of performance and profits, everything looks pretty solid as far as Royal Mail is concerned. I’m not sure whether this performance is sustainable though.Changing fortunesThe increased demand for parcel delivery services due to Covid-19 restrictions is unlikely to remain there in the long term. As I’ve mentioned, the business was struggling and its share price was falling before the pandemic. Another reason I’m unsure about the company is its labour relations history. A long-running dispute between Royal Mail and its employees ended in December when they agreed a 3.7% pay rise as the company refocuses to cash in on the lucrative parcels market. But problems could resurface in the future.And with analysts predicting the company will return to growth in 2021/22, I see much of the good news as already priced-into the current Royal Mail share price of 470p.Another reason why I’m sceptical about Royal Mail shares is rising competition for courier services. In my local area recently I’ve noticed a significant increase in Amazon Prime delivery vans as the US e-commerce giant invests in its own delivery service across the UK.I think that others may follow suit over the next few years, potentially leading to a lower reliance on Royal Mail posties to deliver online orders.As a result, I currently don’t see enough potential upside in the Royal Mail share price to add it to my portfolio today. Enter Your Email Address 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 conorcoyle has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Image source: Getty Images Conor Coyle | Tuesday, 16th February, 2021 | More on: RMG See all posts by Conor Coylelast_img read more

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Storm-caused fire destroys summer chapel in south Jersey

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK 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 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Featured Jobs & Calls Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Smithfield, NC Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Submit a Press Release The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Events Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY 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 Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Washington, DC Rector Collierville, TN center_img Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Shreveport, LA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH By Mary Frances Schjonberg Posted Jul 2, 2012 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Belleville, IL Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Hopkinsville, KY Press Release Service [Episcopal News Service] Lightning, or a downed utility pole, sparked a fire June 29 that destroyed the Church of the Redeemer, a Diocese of New Jersey seasonal chapel at Longport on the southern Jersey Shore.The Rev. John Baker and his family, from the Diocese of Virginia, who are due to be in residence for the next few weeks were not harmed in the fire, Bishop George Councell said July 1 in a message to the dioceses. Redeemer’s rectory is intact, he added. During Eucharist on the lawn adjacent to the burned-out building July 1, Redeemer’s chalice, recovered from the ruins by firefighters, was on a makeshift altar, according to a report  in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Burned and tattered Episcopal and U.S. flags stood nearby.Baker told the two dozen worshippers that “Christianity is about what you do when something happens. The message of today is all about new life and hard times.”Councell asked the diocese to “pray for the people who regularly attend the Church of the Redeemer and all those who support its presence and its ministry in the community of Longport.” “May our Lord bless and uphold them with grace and wisdom as they discern God’s call and consider the future shape of their mission in obedience to Christ,” he said.Members and friends of the chapel have already vowed to rebuild.Redeemer was organized in 1886 and became mission church of the diocese in 1918. The church nearly closed in the 1980s and it then became a summer chapel. The current Spanish mission-style church building dates to 1908. Redeemer opens for residents and vacationers during the summer months and is served by visiting priests. “The old building went up like a candle,” Tom Subranni, chair of the chapel’s governing board, told the Press of Atlantic City newspaper. “With winds blowing 50 miles per hour, they were fanning the fire like billows in a blacksmith’s shop.”Subranni said the blaze was started by either a downed utility pole or lightning.“We all feel hollow,” Maggie Dearnley, 65, who lives in Little Rock, Ark., but spends summers in Longport, told the Atlantic City paper. “You forget and then you look up, see it again and you feel worse,” said Dearnley, who added that five generations of her family worshipped in the church.Mike Cohen, the township historian and former mayor, said many residents — including his family — had gathered early on June 30 to watch the blaze. After so many years working to preserve the building, he said it was heartbreaking to watch its destruction. Cohen, a Jew who served as an unofficial caretaker of the building, told the newspaper he used to come by in the winter to check on the pipes and make sure storms off the oceans hadn’t torn open any windows.“If you come here in the winter time, upset about something, the place lifts your spirits,” he said. “It’s something I can’t describe.”Cohen said the seaside colony was founded by Quakers who worshipped in various locations until they received a donated plot of land from wealthy landowner Joseph P. Remington to establish a permanent church. The donation had a string attached: “Instead of being Quaker, they became Episcopalian because Mr. Remington’s daughter played piano and she couldn’t play the piano in the church if it was a Quaker church,” he said. Construction began in late 1908, at a cost of about $6,200, and the first service was held on July 4, 1909.A series of nautical-themed stained-glass windows designed in the 1930s by Philadelphia-based Willet Stained Glass Co., which operates today as Willet Hauser, were later added and destroyed in the fire.Brian Dearnley, of Philadelphia, and his wife Meghan were married in the church. They attended the July 1 Eucharist and told a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter that it was painful to think of the stained-glass windows. “They had a beautiful nautical theme – squid, octopi. Now, it’s a melted coke bottle,” he said.The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs says the average residential home value in Longport is $953,465. Cohen said the church sits on five buildable lots located about a half block from both the Atlantic Ocean and Great Egg Inlet. He estimated the lots are worth millions of dollars.Subranni said the Church of the Redeemer, which celebrated Eucharist on the lawn July 1, would rebuild.“When things get cleaned up, we’ll hold services under a tent on the labyrinth” adjacent to the burned-out building, he said.The church was insured, Subranni said, and the congregation will try to rebuild it as close to the original as possible.“We have a lot of faith that everything’s going to work out in the end,” he said. “We will miss our beloved church, however.”A series of destructive storms wreaked havoc on the mid-Atlantic states during the night of June 29-30. Southern New Jersey was on the northern edge of those storms. Vince Maione, an Atlantic City Electric official said July 1 the violent storms that left 3 million people without power across the eastern U.S. produced a “level of pure destruction” in South Jersey that was “more severe” than the damage caused by Tropical Storm Irene last August.The storm that meteorologists are calling a “derecho” brought winds in excess of 70 miles per hour that uprooted trees and tore off limbs, the south Jersey utility company said in a statement. The winds uprooted trees and blew down limbs, which brought down numerous power lines and broke cross-arms and poles, the utility said. The utility predicts it will take until late July 6 to restore power to all of its customers. Three deaths were attributed to the storms in New Jersey.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Storm-caused fire destroys summer chapel in south Jersey Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Tampa, FL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Youth Minister Lorton, VA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Martinsville, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Bishop Diocesan Springfield, ILlast_img read more

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How an English vicar’s TikTok meant for 7 teenagers reached…

first_imgHow an English vicar’s TikTok meant for 7 teenagers reached 1.7 million Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Tags Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Submit a Press Release Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York 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 Rector Washington, DC Featured Events “We just sat at home watching the numbers go up every time we refreshed our phones,” said Beverley. “It was ridiculous.”Read the entire article here. Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Anglican Communion, Posted May 14, 2021 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Job Listing [Church of England] What began as an amusing way to keep up the with seven teenagers in her congregation is now serious outreach for the Rev. Anne Beverley of Christ Church in Wesham, England.When the coronavirus pandemic struck, the first lockdown brought with it a need to stay in touch with the teenagers in her congregation, so Beverley filmed on the social media platform TikTok – but she did not expect what was about to unfold.In three days, her video on her TikTok account @ChristChurchWesham was seen not just by the seven local teenagers, but by 1.7 million people around the world. Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Smithfield, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Collierville, TN Rector Bath, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Tampa, FL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector Martinsville, VA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Pittsburgh, PA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska Featured Jobs & Calls Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Church of England Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC last_img read more

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Kevin The Tipster – New Zealand vs France – The Final

first_imgThursday Oct 20, 2011 Kevin The Tipster – New Zealand vs France – The Final Kevin the Tipster, the results predicting sheep, has had a pretty good run so far in the RWC. A 90% success rate includes correct predictions for both Semi Finals, so today he’s had a go at the final. You can watch the video to see who the Tipster goes for, as he aims to add to his very impressive 35 from 39 correct predictions. We can tell you though that Paddy Power have already paid out over £600,000 in winnings for those who bet on New Zealand to beat France in the final. That’s right, according to them, the tournament is as good as over, so they’re not wasting any time. “New Zealand has left all of their opposition so far feeling All Black and blue and it’s inevitable us bookies will be taking a hammering from them on Sunday too so punters may as well collect now,” said their head honcho. Last weekend Paddy Power refunded Welsh punters to the value of over £200,000 following the sending off of Sam Warburton. All losing bets were scratched as they felt the call was wrong. The All Blacks were pre-tournament favourites at 4/6 while France were available at 16/1. A final between the two sides was at set at 11/2 and France, heavy underdogs at this stage, are now at 6/1 to pull off another famous upset. You can follow Kevin’s tips and place some bets with our friends at Paddy Power nowADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Rugby World Cup Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO If you can get your head around it, these… 47 WEEKS AGO You’ve never seen any Rugby World Cup drop… 49 WEEKS AGO TOP 10: Rugby World Cup 2015 was filled with… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHere’s What That Tiny Hole Next to Your Iphone Camera Actually DoesNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Matt Giteau chats to Rugby HQ about his return to the Wallabies

first_imgTuesday Jul 14, 2015 Matt Giteau chats to Rugby HQ about his return to the Wallabies A few months back we wrote about how Matt Giteau could yet prove to be a key ingredient in the Wallabies’ World Cup campaign. Back then he wasn’t eligible for selection, but a turnaround has meant that he is now in camp, four years since last wearing gold and green. The Australian Rugby Union relaxed their eligibility rulings to the point that Giteau, and Toulon teammate Drew Mitchell, are now able to play for their country despite plying their trade in the south of France. It’s a ruling that while logical, just didn’t seem on the cards.Now, aged 32 and having won countless trophies with Toulon while playing with true greats of the game from all corners of the planet, Giteau finds himself back in the media spotlight.While he’s completely humble and plays down the enormity of the change in policy, his presence, and probable Test selection, could prove a masterstroke for a prolifically talented group of Wallaby players who at times perhaps just need some direction and guidance.Giteau says that his favoured position would be inside centre, but he’s just happy to contribute, while proving himself. “Every training session I am out there trying to prove myself and earn the respect of the players and the coaching staff,” he told Australia’s Daily Telegraph.“A World Cup is a huge honour and a huge occasion. It is not something I want to take lightly, or disrespect the jersey by playing if I am not up to it.“I have got to play in some big finals and we have won some comps. In those tight situations, those big games, you learn more and you become more relaxed. The more relaxed you are the better you are going to play, the more natural your game will be.”The below chat with Rugby HQ offers excellent insight into how Giteau sees Top 14 vs Super Rugby, how physical Wallaby training is, and how his brother in law would never cut it in Union.The Wallabies host South Africa this coming Saturday at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. New Zealand host Argentina on Friday. View all this year’s Rugby Championship Fixtures ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Player Features , Wallabies Related Articles 28 WEEKS AGO New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell… 29 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary… 30 WEEKS AGO The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Judge frees Le Repère journalist but imposes heavy fine on him and his editor

first_img Côte d’IvoireAfrica News October 29, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF_en Côte d’IvoireAfrica Threats against journalists in run-up to Côte d’Ivoire’s presidential election Follow the news on Côte d’Ivoire News November 27, 2020 Find out more October 16, 2020 Find out morecenter_img Receive email alerts The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa RSF’s recommendations for protecting press freedom during Côte d’Ivoire’s elections April 1, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Judge frees Le Repère journalist but imposes heavy fine on him and his editor News Reports Organisation Abidjan judge Koné Aissata yesterday ordered journalist Nanankoua Gnamanteh’s release but fined him 20 millions CFA francs (30,000 euros) on a charge of insulting President Laurent Gbagbo. He had been facing a possible two-year prison sentence.Opinion section editor and ombudsman at Le Réveil, a company that publishes the daily Le Nouveau Réveil and the weekly Le Repère, Gnamanteh was convicted for an article that appeared in Le Repère on 6 March under the headline “Ali Baba and his 40 thieves” together with a photo of President Gbagbo and several of his close associates.The court imposed the same fine on Le Repère managing editor Eddy Péhé and suspended the newspaper for eight weeks.Arrested on 19 March, Gnamanteh had appeared before the Abidjan-Plateau court for the first time on 24 March.———–25.03.2009 – Journalist facing two-year jail sentence for “insulting” President GbagboReporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of journalist Nanankoua Gnamanteh, who has been held in Abidjan central prison since 19 March at the behest of the state prosecutor. When he appeared in court yesterday on a charge of insulting the president, the prosecutor requested a two-year prison sentence. A verdict is due on 31 March.“Do we have to remind the authorities that press offences have been decriminalised in Côte d’Ivoire?” Reporters Without Borders said. “This journalist’s detention is therefore both incomprehensible and illegal. Regardless of what he wrote, Gnamanteh should not be in jail. If an offence was committed, it should be redressed by means that are most just and effective than imprisonment.”Opinion section editor and ombudsman at Le Réveil, a company that publishes the daily Le Nouveau Réveil and the weekly Le Repère, Gnamanteh was brought before an Abidjan court at midday yesterday on a charge of insulting President Laurent Gbagbo in an article that appeared in Le Repère on 6 March under the headline “Ali Baba and his 40 thieves” together with a photo of the president and several of his close associates. The article referred to Gbagbo’s period as president as “nine years of political fraud (…) outright theft, embezzlement and kleptomania at the summit of the state.”The prosecutor also asked the court to suspend Le Repère for eight months and to fine its publisher, Eddy Péhé, 10 million CFA francs (15,200 euros). Péhé was summoned for questioning on 19 March but was released the same day.A former philosophy professor, Gnamanteh has been working for Le Réveil since 2005. to go furtherlast_img read more

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HUD, VA Work Together to End Veteran Homelessness

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / HUD, VA Work Together to End Veteran Homelessness The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Affairs (HUD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced Monday that they will partner to provide resources to help nearly 2,000 homeless veterans find and sustain permanent housing.The two agencies will be providing help for homeless veterans through the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program, combining HUD’s rental assistance with the VA’s case management and clinical services. In October 2013, the agencies awarded a combined $62 million in the form of HUD-VASH vouchers to 9,000 homeless veterans.On Monday, the agencies announced they will award an additional $13.5 million in HUD-VASH vouchers to assist 1,984 veterans with obtaining housing. The partnership between the two government agencies is part of HUD’s focus of advancing policies that create opportunities for all Americans and is a step toward HUD’s broader goal of ending veteran homelessness. In November, HUD announced a partnership with Washington, D.C.-based non-profit National League of Cities (NLC) with that goal in mind.”It is unacceptable that after their service and sacrifice, too many of our veterans find themselves living on our streets and in our shelters,” HUD Secretary Julián Castro said.  “We’ve made significant progress reducing homelessness among veterans by a third in just four years, and these vouchers will continue to help communities build on these gains, providing targeted assistance to those in need to ensure that every veteran has a home.”More than 68,000 HUD-VASH vouchers have been awarded to more than 80,000 homeless veterans since 2008. Also, Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to End Homelessness demonstrates the government’s commitment to working with state and local communities to confront the root causes of homelessness, particularly among veterans. President Obama has asked for an additional $75 million in funding for HUD-VASH vouchers as part of his budget request to congress for fiscal year 2015.In the HUD-VASH program, VA Medical Centers (VAMCs) determine the need for housing for a particular veteran after assessing a number of factors, particularly the duration of homelessness and how much support the veteran will need in order to obtain and maintain housing for the long term. VAMCs will then refer the veteran to a local housing agency for the voucher. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago December 8, 2014 1,490 Views Share Save Tagged with: Department of Veterans Affairs HUD Veteran Homelessness Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. About Author: Brian Honea in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Department of Veterans Affairs HUD Veteran Homelessness 2014-12-08 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage Professionals Support Reducing Presence of GSEs in Market Next: Home Sales Increase in Rhode Island for October Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily HUD, VA Work Together to End Veteran Homelessnesslast_img read more

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New Donegal – Dublin route added to Dublin Airport’s schedule

first_img HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week New Donegal – Dublin route added to Dublin Airport’s schedule Newsx Adverts Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal A new route to Donegal has been added to Dublin Airport’s schedule.Scottish airline Loganair is now operating twice daily flights to Donegal.The new contract is for a three year period –  renewal of  the contract  in 2014 will depend on how extensively the service is used and the state of  the public finances.The new Donegal-Dublin services will leave Donegal at 07:55 and 17:00 each day for the 55-minute flight to Dublin.Return flights will leave Dublin Terminal 1 at 09:25 and 18:30. Google+ WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers center_img 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Pinterest Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Google+ Previous articlePressure on lenders to pass on rate cut to customersNext articleGovernment to announce how hard people will be hit in 4 year plan News Highland By News Highland – November 4, 2011 Twitter Facebooklast_img read more

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Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 18th May

first_img Highland’s Farming News – Thursday 18th May NewsPlayback Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th A 15 Minute Programme presented by Chris Ashmore every Thursday at 7.05pm highlighting all that’s happening in the farming community.Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Farming4.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – May 18, 2017 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Previous articleRhys Irwin nominated for Young Racer of the YearNext articleHighlandTV: Donegal Manager Rory Gallagher looks ahead to Ulster Championship admin Facebooklast_img read more

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