Jockey Club donates 10,000 Grand National tickets to NHS

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Race Track and Racino Horse racing 2nd April 2020 | By contenteditor The Jockey Club, the governing body of horse racing in the UK, has announced it will donate 10,000 tickets to the National Health Service (NHS) and social care sector for the first day of the 2021 Grand National Festival.Tickets will be made available to workers in the Merseyside area, with the Grand National traditionally taking place at local venue Aintree Racecourse.The free tickets will be valid for the opening day of the Festival on 8 April 2021, which will also be re-named Liverpool’s NHS Day in honour of the work done by local staff and volunteers during the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.This year’s edition of the UK’s horseracing showpiece event was cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak, but a virtual version of the race will take place on 4 April, with punters able to bet on and watch the event on television. Operators will also donate all profits from bets on the race to NHS charities.“We understand just how hard the NHS and professional carers are working right now and this is our way of showing our gratitude,” Jockey Club Racecourses North West regional director, Dickon White, said.“The ticket process and distribution will begin at the start of next year and we’ll be working with the relevant organisations to ensure those who should benefit from the initiative are included.”Jan Ledward, chief officer at NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), the organisation that plans NHS care for the city, added: “Across local health and care, staff are working tirelessly to keep services running and give people the care they need, often in the face of significant challenges. We’re delighted to see this enormous effort recognised.”Meanwhile, Spanish gambling operator R. Franco Group has made an initial donation of 13,000 reusable masks across the country as part of the nation’s ongoing fight against coronavirus.Donations are planned across the temporary hospital opened at Madrid’s IFEMA, as well as to the Military Emergencies Unit, is a branch of the Spanish army, and also several units of the police and residences for elderly people.R. Franco Group president Jesus Franco said: “As the pandemic continues to hit companies, families and communities across Spain, the R. Franco Group is here to do all we can to contribute and show our solidarity across all sectors.“With more donations set to follow, we offer our support with the confidence that we will all come out of this together stronger than before.” Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Sports betting Horse racing Jockey Club donates 10,000 Grand National tickets to NHS The Jockey Club, the governing body of horse racing in the UK, has announced it will donate 10,000 tickets to the National Health Service (NHS) and social care sector for the first day of the 2021 Grand National Festival. Email Addresslast_img read more

3 income stocks I’d buy in April

first_img 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” Rupert Hargreaves | Thursday, 2nd April, 2020 | More on: HAT SIR THRL 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 Image source: Getty Images. Enter Your Email Address If you’re looking for income stocks to buy for your Stocks and Shares ISA in April, you’re spoilt for choice. However, with companies announcing dividend cuts every day at the moment, investors need to be careful when searching for income.With that in mind, here are three income stocks that look attractive in the current environment for long-term investors.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…Secure income stocksSecure Income REIT (LSE: SIR) was designed with the single goal of providing a steady income stream for investors in all environments. The group’s portfolio comprises “critical operating assets let to strong businesses in defensive sectors with high barriers to entry.“The 161 operating assets that make up the overall portfolio are let on leases with a weighted average lease term of 21 years, with no brakes. What’s more, the company is well funded. At the end of 2019, it had uncommitted cash on the balance sheet of £234m, with a net loan-to-value ratio of 31.9%.All of the above suggests the company is well-positioned to weather the current uncertainty.Some tenants might withhold income in the near term, which would have an impact on cash flows. But any outstanding dues should be settled over the next 12-24 months, especially considering the nature of Secure’s blue-chip portfolio.Right now, the stock supports a dividend yield of 5.6%. It’s also trading at a price-to-book value of just 0.7. That’s why this business makes it onto my list of the top three income stocks to buy in April.Healthcare propertiesHealthcare-focused real estate investment trust Target Healthcare REIT (LSE: THRL) also looks attractive. After recent declines, the stock is trading with a dividend yield of 6.6%. Target owns and operates a portfolio of purpose-built care homes. At the end of December, the business owned and operated 71 assets let to 28 tenants with a total value of £590m.The demand for care facilities in the UK is only growing. The coronavirus pandemic is unlikely to change this trend. That makes Target stand out as one of the market’s top income stocks.The company is also well-financed. Its net loan-to-asset ratio was just 20% at the end of 2019. This suggests the group has plenty of firepower to both maintain operations for an extended period if income drops substantially.The low level of borrowing also indicates the business has the financial flexibility to pick up assets on the cheap from other providers that might be struggling.H&T GroupThe final income stock I’d consider buying in April is pawnbroker H&T Group (LSE: HAT). Ethical considerations aside, businesses such as H&T tend to do well in times of economic hardship. As it looks like we are heading towards one of the worst economic contractions on record, H&T could be about to see a surge in business.However, in the near term, the outlook for the business is bleak. H&T stores across the country are currently closed, in compliance with government guidelines. This will hit earnings in 2020. It’s likely management will also cut the dividend as a result.Nevertheless, when the stores re-open, there could be a boom in demand for H&T’s services. This implies management will be able to reinstate shareholder payouts. Reinstating the dividend at the current level would give a yield of 5.3%.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves 3 income stocks I’d buy in April Rupert Hargreaves 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

New Head of Advisory and Consulting Service at CAF

first_img  37 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 New Head of Advisory and Consulting Service at CAF Howard Lake | 23 February 2010 | News Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Management Recruitment / people Jo Ensor, Chief Executive of healthcare charity AMREF UK, has been appointed as the new Head of Advisory and Consulting at the Charities Aid Foundation. She takes up her post on 1 March.She has worked as Director of Programmes at EveryChild, Head of Programme Development and Funding at VSO, and Head of Community Investment at Linklaters.Ensor said she looked forward to joining the CAF team “at a time when companies and philanthropists are asking for more advice on their giving than ever before” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Journalist Paul Garay Ramírez freed: a step towards decriminalization

first_img Reporters Without Borders welcomes the news that the Lima Supreme Court has dismissed charges against radio and TV journalist Paul Garay Ramírez of defaming prosecutor Agustín López Cruz, for which he was sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment.Judge Hugo Príncipe Trujillo ruled that the recording used in evidence was of no value since the voice of the journalist could not be identified. The judge also annulled a fine of 20,000 nuevos soles (7,400 dollars) in civil damages levied against the journalist, who has been in prison since April, and withdrew all charges.The release of Ramirez is a step forward in the decriminalization of media offences. However, Reporters Without Borders demands that the reform of the criminal code that deals with media offences, approved by the permanent commission of parliament on 21 July, be finally promulgated.__________________________________The number of journalists in jail in Peru rose to two when Paul Garay Ramírez, a programme producer for Visión 47 TV and a correspondent for Radio La Exitosa, was sentenced to three years in prison by a court in the east-central region of Ucayali on 19 April for allegedly defaming a prosecutor.The other journalist currently detained is Oswaldo Pereyra Moreno of Radio Macarena, who was sentenced to a year in prison on a similar charge in June 2010 and is due to be released soon.The prosecution case against Garay was highly questionable. He was accused of defaming prosecutor Agustín López by criticizing a decision to shelve two corruption cases on the air. The only evidence produced in court was a short recording of a radio station broadcast but Garay denied that the voice in the recording was his and said he did not work for the station at that time.Aside from flimsy nature of the evidence against Garay, it is outrageous that such a long jail sentence has been imposed for a press offence. Contrary to the trend in most Latin American countries, jail sentences for defamation have become more frequent in Peru in recent years. It violates Inter-American legal standards and encourages the media to censor themselves.In response to this unjust conviction and sentence, Reporters Without Borders appeals to each of the two candidates in the 5 June second round of Peru’s presidential election – Ollanta Humala et Keiko Fujimori – to give a solemn undertaking to decriminalize press offences if they win the election.Garay has often covered sensitive stories in the past and made enemies within the local judiciary and political class when he criticised the failure to convict the presumed masterminds of journalist Alberto Rivera Fernández’s 2004 murder in Pucallpa, the capital of Ucayali. Garay was one of the first journalists to expose the involvement of Pucallpa’s former mayor, Luis Valdez Villacorta, who was eventually acquitted. Reporters Without Borders hopes that Garay’s conviction will be overturned and meanwhile calls for his immediate release. News PeruAmericas Follow the news on Peru Latin American media: under control of families, economic and political elites to go further December 4, 2019 Find out more News Organisation April 1, 2020 Find out more PeruAmericas center_img Help by sharing this information News News China’s diplomats must stop attacking media over coronavirus reporting RSF_en Latin America’s community radio – a key service but vulnerable Receive email alerts October 31, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Paul Garay Ramírez freed: a step towards decriminalization February 10, 2017 Find out morelast_img read more

Free Structural Yoga classes in Limerick

first_imgLimerick Yoga instructor Sinead Brinn.FREE Structural Yoga classes will take place at Mungret GAA on Tuesday June 18 at 7.15pm and Friday June 21 at 7pm.Free classes will also take place in Clarina/ Ballybrown Resource Centre at 10am on Saturday, June 22 to increase awareness of the benefits of Yoga on the mind and body.The classes are for all levels, men and women, and  all ages.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “So even if you have never tried Yoga before, you’ll fit in perfectly. Just bring along a Yoga mat or large towel, and I will ensure you feel very welcome and supported,” said instructor Sinead Brinn.For more details email [email protected] Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Print RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live center_img Advertisement Twitter TAGSClarinalimerickMungretSinead BrinnStructural Yoga Previous articleMetal event of the year for King John’s CastleNext articleMissing Person in Limerick City found safe and well Alan Jacques Email LimerickNewsLocal NewsFree Structural Yoga classes in LimerickBy Alan Jacques – June 13, 2019 397 WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

Concern over ‘alarming’ level of anti-social activity in Ard O’Donnell

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Concern over ‘alarming’ level of anti-social activity in Ard O’Donnell By News Highland – September 14, 2018 Google+ Serious concern has been raised over what’s been described as an alarming level of anti-social activity on communal ground at a Letterkenny housing estate.A group of teenagers are said to be congregating at the green in Ard O’Donnell, participating in underage drinking and most recently, vandalised the reservoir located close by.In another incident, it’s understood that a sealant attached to the local pump station was torn off and thrown at an elderly resident who tried to confront the gang.One local resident Josephine has been describing the severity of the situation:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Pinterest AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterestcenter_img WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleGardai renew appeal for witnesses to fatal crash outside L’KennyNext articleSeamus Coleman to return sooner than expected News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 last_img read more

Dr Reginald Koettlitz (1860-1916): Arctic and Antarctic explorer

first_imgReginald Koettlitz was born in Ostend but moved to England as a child and qualified at Guy’s Hospital. He was a general practitioner in County Durham for eight years before serving as doctor and geologist to the Jackson-Harmsworth Expedition to Franz-Josef Land in 1894–97. Thereafter he made further expeditions to Somaliland, Abyssinia and the Amazon before joining Captain Scott’s Discovery Expedition to the Antarctic in 1901–04 as surgeon and botanist. After the expedition he emigrated to South Africa, where he worked as a general practitioner, dying in 1916.last_img

Organ Freeman Announces Coast-To-Coast 2018 Winter Tour

first_imgToday, Organ Freeman—the West Coast-based power-jazz/funk organ trio composed of Erik Carlson, Rob Humphries, and Trevor Steer—has announced their plans for a 2018 winter tour. For those who are unfamiliar, Organ Freeman is one of the most talented young bands in the contemporary funk and jazz scenes. Based in Los Angeles and composed of studio musicians, Organ Freeman has been making a name for themselves over the past few years with their slick and impressive live performances. It should come as no surprise that the band has spent extensive time cutting their teeth on the road with two of the best bands in live music: Umphrey’s McGee and Turkuaz.Organ Freeman’s upcoming 2018 winter tour kicks off in the band’s hometown of L.A. with a show on November 3rd at Teragram Ballroom. From there, the band will head to Denver for a show at Cervantes’ Other Side on November 8th, followed by additional Colorado shows in Fort Collins on the 9th and Steamboat Springs on the 10th. A four-night sprint across the Midwest will follow, with shows in Chicago, IL; Peoria, IL; Indianapolis, IN; and Detroit, MI, from November 15th to 18th. The group will then head to North Carolina for a three-night run from November 23rd through 25th, which will find the band perform in Asheville, Winston-Salem, and Raleigh.After a month’s break, Organ Freeman will reconvene for a final three-night tour-closing run in mid-December. The tour’s December mini-leg will begin in Washington, D.C., at Gypsy Sally’s on December 20th. From there, the group will head to Philadelphia’s Foundry on December 21st. To close out their winter tour in full, Organ Freeman will head to New York City for their second-ever headlining appearance in the city, returning to Knitting Factory after their headlining debut at the venue with the Turkuaz Horns earlier this year in April.For more information and for ticketing, head to Organ Freeman’s website here.last_img read more

Holy Cross alumnus, Saint Mary’s student design card game

first_imgA Saint Mary’s student and Holy Cross alumnus are taking advantage of Kickstarter to launch their card game idea, “Top Dog,” June 1.2018 Holy Cross alumnus Emmanuel Asencio designed the game in high school as a way to meet people, he said.“I grew up having to move around to different schools,” Ascencio said. “I attended three different high schools and decided to develop a card game to bring people together and to find new friends. It was a way for me to interact with other students.”Through playing the game in high school, he met Saint Mary’s senior Jessica Clark, who has also contributed to the game.“I have aided in the development process, formatted the instructions of the game and have financially supported this game,” Clark said. “I pushed to continue bringing people together to play in a college environment.”According to Ascencio, the game was originally robber-baron political themed. However, he switched it to dog-themed to be appealing to more players, he said. The website markets “Top Dog” as a game for everyone, but especially dog lovers.“When determining rankings of this game, I wanted to make it seem like the players were living in a dog’s world,” Ascencio said.After changing the theme, Ascencio said he decided to include his own dog in the game.“The cover of ‘Top Dog’ is my Border Collie, Duff,” Ascencio said. “I wanted to incorporate Duff in the game somehow, so I decided he would be on the cover as a grown-up version and in the game as one of the cards as a puppy version.”Official rules to this game will not be posted until the launch of the game on June 1, Ascencio said.According to the “Top Dog” website, the game can be played by people who are 7 years old and older, with two to six players at a time. The game only takes around one minute to learn and 15 minutes to play, the website said.“This is a game that is simple and can be played repetitively without boring the players over time,” Ascencio said. “This game can be played in quick rounds of two to five minutes, so there is no lengthy time commitment.”The Kickstarter launch will last 60 days, with a goal of $5,000, the website said. The launch will include a promotional and instructional video along with different opportunities for backers to own “Top Dog.” While Ascencio and Clark hope for the success of this product, they said that more than anything, they want others to have the chance to play and experience this game.“The goal of Top Dog is to bring people together with an interactive and competitive card game,” Clark said. “We ultimately want people to have fun. Now that Emmanuel has graduated, and I am about to, we have made this game into a product so others can enjoy.”Tags: card game, Kickstarter, Top Doglast_img read more

Cyberattack on solar, wind assets reveal U.S. grid weaknesses

first_imgCyberattack on solar, wind assets reveal U.S. grid weaknesses FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Utility Dive:A March 5 cyberattack of U.S. wind and solar assets is back in the news, with fresh documents helping shed light not just on the extent, but also the simplicity of the first-of-its-kind intrusion. Cybersecurity experts say it reveals a utility sector not sufficiently vigilant, and failing to employ the most simple fixes.The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) in September revealed details about the denial-of-service (DoS) attack, urging utilities to keep firewalls patched and up to date, but held back the name of the impacted entity. E&E News last week revealed, based on documents obtained through a public records request, the victim was sPower.Owned by AES and AIMCo, sPower bills itself as the United States’ largest private owner of operating solar assets. Though there was no loss of generation, the March cyberattack impacted the company’s visibility into about 500 MW of wind and PV across California, Utah and Wyoming.The attack is widely being called the “first” on renewable generators, though it is not clear the grid intrusion was entirely intentional. Attackers exploited a known vulnerability in an unpatched Cisco firewall, causing a series of reboots over 12 hours. But intruders did not press the attack further and E&E reports it is unclear they understood the firewall was connected to the energy grid.Security experts say the attack is a wake-up call for the electric sector and a sign that clear vulnerabilities remain.“The news begs a bigger question about cybersecurity regulations for the energy industry,” Phil Neray, vice president of security firm CyberX, said in an email. “The manner in which it was carried out was very basic — exposing some essential weaknesses in the way energy companies currently patch and monitor their network devices.”That means in some instances utilities are not even maintaining the most basic of protection: keeping systems up to date.“The simplicity of this attack should make generators sit up and take notice.”More: First cyberattack on solar, wind assets revealed widespread grid weaknesses, analysts saylast_img read more