Forget Lloyds! I think this dividend growth stock will keep growing payouts

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Royston Wild Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. Royston Wild | Wednesday, 1st April, 2020 | More on: BEG Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. 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 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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. It’s no surprise that Lloyds’ decision — along with some of Britain’s other blue-chip banks — to cut dividends has dominated headlines today.Our banks have been some of the FTSE 100’s biggest payers of shareholder rewards in recent times. HSBC in fact was the 10th largest dividend payer on the planet in 2019. Their decision to stop payouts to conserve cash leaves a hole in plenty of share pickers’ investment portfolios.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…Another brilliant buyWith the progressive dividend policies of Britain’s blue-chips falling like dominoes it pays to be more careful. I recently explained why Sylvania Platinum is one share that should keep doling out big financial packages to its shareholders, despite the tragic coronavirus breakout. It’s one of many safe-haven or counter-cyclical companies that I’d happily put my own cash into today.Begbies Traynor Group (LSE: BEG) is another stock outside the Footsie that should thrive in the current environment. Unfortunately it stands to benefit from a likely explosion in the number of companies encountering financial distress and becoming insolvent.More bad newsThe threat to British business as the country locks down to combat Covid-19 was laid bare by a report released today by Corporate Finance Network. The body — which represents accountancy firms the length and breadth of the land — undertook research among 13,000 small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs). And the results were shocking.The network found that 18% of businesses are in danger of going to the wall over the next four weeks, in spite of government support. It warned that the number could keep ballooning, commenting that “if the lockdown lasts three months or more, the situation looks even more dire with accountants in the network reporting that 31% will have to close down their business by June.”Top value, inflation-beating dividendsSignificant difficulties for the UK economy should see Begbies Traynor come into its own. So it’s odd that the insolvency specialist has been cast off along with more cyclical shares. It’s down 7% over the past six weeks or so and I reckon this is a prime buying opportunity.The robustness of Begbies Traynor’s operations are underlined by City forecasts. Brokers expect the FTSE 250 business to keep growing annual earnings by mid-teen percentages through the next couple of fiscal years at least.This provides the bedrock for expectations of more dividend growth too. This leaves the business sporting chunky yields of 3.5% and 3.8% for financial 2020 and 2021 respectively. Begbies Traynor appears to be in good shape to meet these expectations, with dividend coverage sitting around 2 times and the company generating boatloads of cash.In my opinion, this is one dividend stock that should be commanding plenty of attention from investors today. And its low P/E ratio of 12.2 times seals its brilliant investment case, in my opinion. Enter Your Email Address Forget Lloyds! 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New Zealand Anglicans challenge limits on refugee sponsorship program

first_imgNew Zealand Anglicans challenge limits on refugee sponsorship program Posted Aug 27, 2020 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Press Release Service Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Washington, DC Rector Albany, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit an Event Listing Rector Belleville, IL Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT 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 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books 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 Refugees Migration & Resettlement Tags Anglican Communion, Rector Bath, NC 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 Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA center_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Featured Events Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME [Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans in New Zealand have joined refugee advocates in welcoming an expansion of the government’s Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship pilot program, while calling for a fairer plan to enable more vulnerable refugees to receive help from churches.The New Zealand 2020 budget will see the number of pilot places increase from 25 in 2018 to 150 from 2021 to 2023. But Anglicans are challenging the limits on who can go to New Zealand under the scheme.The first Community Organisation Refugee Sponsorship pilot (CORS) was launched in 2017 in response to Anglican, Catholic and Baptist churches’ calls for a sponsorship model in which communities directly support new refugees to settle. That advocacy drew on the successful 40-year-long CORS plan in Canada, where faith and community groups have long since taken responsibility to house refugee families and aid them to build a new life.Read the entire article here. Rector Collierville, TN Youth Minister Lorton, VA 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Shreveport, LA Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 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 Rector Tampa, FL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ last_img read more

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Easyfundraising wins Best Performing Charity Website award

first_imgCharity shopping website easyfundraising.org.uk has won the title of Best Performing Charity Website in the 2007 Currys Awards, held annually to recognise the achievements of sites operating within Currys online affiliate marketing network.Easyfundraising was chosen as the winner due to its success in driving sales in the Christmas 2007 trading period, with an increase of over 80% month on month.Supporters can shop with over 500 popular retailers on easyfundraising.org.uk and generate a free donation for their chosen cause each time they buy via one of the links on the site.Retailers on the site include Currys, PC World, Dixons, M&S, Amazon, NEXT, Boots, eBay, Dell, Woolworths, Direct Line, Screwfix, Interflora, Staples, and Expedia.So far more than £350,000 has been generated for UK good causes by users of easyfundraising since the site’s launch in 2006, including £80,000 since January 2008 alone.www.easyfundraising.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  22 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Howard Lake | 2 May 2008 | News Easyfundraising wins Best Performing Charity Website award 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Fundraising Director Alan Gosschalk to leave Shelter

first_img Howard Lake | 19 December 2008 | News Tagged with: Management Recruitment / people Alan Gosschalk, Fundraising Director at housing charity Shelter, is to leave the organisation following an organisational restructuring this month.The charity is merging its fundraising department with its shops, training and social enterprise department into a single income and enterprise division to be called Shelter Trading Ltd. A new position of head of fundraising will be created, but unlike the current director of fundraising position, this will not be on the senior management team.Both directors of the two divisions were invited to apply for the single post, but Gosschalk says he “took a positive decision not to apply as I want to focus on fundraising”.Former director of shops, training and social enterprise Ed Jordan will head the new division.Gosschalk, who joined Shelter as fundraising director in February 2000, said: “I remain very committed to Shelter – which will forever be in my heart (and Will!)”. He added that he will be helping the new Director to set up the new division which will go live in April, and expects to continue at Shelter until May 2009.He added: “In the longer term I will seek other opportunities outside Shelter.”Having been born overseas and with a human rights background, he has a particular interest in working for overseas development charities or children’s charities. He does not plan to set up his own consultancy and intends to stay in or around London.During his time at Shelter Gosschalk helped more than double the charity’s gross and net voluntary income, and now more than half of its voluntary funding is derived from regular giving. He and his team launched a successful appeal that spawned www.keystothefuture.org.uk, secured Big Lottery Fund grants, and increased the number and scale of giving from trusts and high net worth individuals.He also oversaw Shelter as Flora London Marathon charity of the year, which is “still bringing in half a million this year”, together with a major corporate partnership with Vodafone for £3.7 million over 4 years.He is also proud of the fact that Shelter has developed a large network of volunteer leaders in major gift fundraising.Alan Gosschalk is on 0844 515 2077 / 0207 505 2077.www.shelter.org.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Fundraising Director Alan Gosschalk to leave Shelter  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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SEUK programme sees corporates spend £45m with social enterprises

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Social Enterprise UK has seen UK corporates spend more than £45m with social enterprises through its Buy Social Corporate Challenge since April 2016, according to an impact report.Social Enterprise UK (SEUK) leads the programme, which asks corporates to open up their supply chain to social enterprises, in partnership with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Business in the Community.The Year Two impact report looks at the programme’s first two years and shows that as well as just over £45 million being spent by corporate partners, the Buy Social Corporate Challenge has directly or indirectly created 329 jobs at social enterprises. In addition, through corporate contracts, social enterprises have been able to reinvest £2.98 million into their social missions. The aim is for corporates to spend £1bn through the programme.SEUK is looking for more corporates to join the Challenge. Major corporate partners currently include Amey, Johnson & Johnson, PwC, Robertson Group, Santander, Wates Group and Zurich, and these have recently been joined by Linklaters, Mace, BP and LV=.Social enterprises benefitting from the challenge include Auticon, an IT consultancy which exclusively employs consultants on the autism spectrum; Change Please, a coffee supplier, which creates sustainable jobs for the homeless and Wild Hearts Office, a stationery supplier, which supports female entrepreneurs in the developing world.Corporate partners to the Challenge have also reported benefits from their involvement: around staff engagement, business development, and an increased positive perception of their business.Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK, said:“If we are to achieve our ambitious target of £1 billion spent with social enterprises we need more businesses to get involved. What the Challenge has managed to achieve in the last two years has undoubtedly been impressive. Just over a handful of companies have managed to create hundreds of jobs, weave social impact into their supply chains and spend millions with social enterprises. Think of the impact if every FTSE 100 company was on board.“Social enterprises are thriving, market-leading businesses, which also deliver significant social benefit. Our latest report shows that 100% of major corporates have found the services of social enterprises to be either as good or better than their previous suppliers with prices which are just as competitive. It makes sense that more corporates should sign up – it’s a win-win situation.” Tagged with: corporate Corporate Social Responsibility social enterprise  274 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Advertisement  273 total views,  1 views today SEUK programme sees corporates spend £45m with social enterprises Melanie May | 20 April 2018 | News read more

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Seed Consultants 3/20/2013 Market Closing with Gary Wilhelmi

first_img Previous articleISDA Director takes Message Home on Ag DayNext articleBig Oil’s Big Stall Hoosier Ag Today SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Seed Consultants 3/20/2013 Market Closing with Gary Wilhelmi SHARE Seed Consultants 3/20/2013 Market Closing with Gary Wilhelmi By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 20, 2013 Facebook Twitter FinancialDow hits new high then backs up to close at 14,511 up 56S&P 1559 up 12 close to the high as was NADAQ up 25 at 3254Fed makes no changes and sees a slow growth period aheadRussia is closing in on Cyprus with an eye on their resources and maybe the establishment of a naval base.I spent a few years studying Russian history and they don’t changes their waysWTI crude up $ .80Gold off $6Dollar down 27 at 82.83Fed Ex falls 7% after weak international earningsLivestockShort covering in April cattle up $ .87 and April hogs $.35 higherBoxed beef has raised $10 in the last few weeks while cash cattle have lost $3Premium of futures to cash is a drag on hogsIowa-Minnesota hog’s weights are about steady at 277 #Grain and soybeansWheat and beans close $ .14 higher and nearby corn up $ .4Export Sales Thursday: last week wheat was near 1 MT, while corn remained weak and soybeans slippedChina cancelled 10-12 MT of Brazilian soybean purchases but transference to US products cannot be assumedGulf bean just are just steady and that is a warming signBrazilian beans are cheaper and the crop will get shippedCold and dry out 6-10 days in the HRW countryAnother storm is brewing in the meantime so let’s see where it goesReports next week in plantings and stocks with corn acres guessed at 97 m and soybeans 78In the stocks 5 b corn and 940 m beans as of 3-110:32 updateApril cattle off $.47 and hogs down $ .50 at new lowsHog futures premium to cash adds pressureMay corn off $.1 and wheat up $.7Gulf soybeans steady at 65 cents over the May as is corn at 3 lowerLess expensive Brazilian beans weigh on basis10:14 updateFed has been main driver in stock market advance with policy statement at 1 PM CDTDow up 77 at 14,533 with high at 14,544Light volume in Ag marketsMeats steady and grains a shade betterMarket OpeningFinancialCypriot parliament rejects bail out and Russian are lurkingRussian nationals have large amounts of capital in Cyprus and also have interest in their uncertain fuel resourcesA major Russian oil company also has involvement in Mozambique oil, so watch them as they have money and ambitionFed Ex earnings fall short of target due to international softnessFed policy statement at 1 PM expected to be unchanged, but watch for hints of winding down of asset purchasesWTI $92.95 up $ .79Brent crude $108.40 up $ .95Gold $1607 down $4Dollar index 82.78 off 20More talk of Chinese economic vulnerabilityLivestockLight cattle trade at $125 off $2Boxed beef down $1.66 on choice but up $10 versus a week ago as cash has fallen $3Cash breakeven is around $140Pork cutout on 75 loads, carcass down $1.14, loins $4.80 lower and hams off $.40Early Easter ham shank at $.78 and whole hams at $.98 are offered along with $6.99 salmon fillets, $7.99 choice standing ribSupport under the liquidating cattle market is at $122Hogs at their lowGrain and soybeansOld crop new crop spreads keys to reading markets ahead of next weeks reportAcres 97 m corn and 78 m beans also more wheatCorn 3-1 stocks 5 B and soybeans 940 mInterior basis firms in tightly supplied cornColder than normal and dry with a storm comingExport sales Thursday has been good in wheat, poor corn and slipping in beansS American maturing weather has been idealHigh dollar has crimped exportsDon’t pay too much attention to market commentators as they talk out of their positionsOn the trading floors I was besieged by brokers who were arguing for their position thinking I could sway the trade, and that was nonsense Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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TCU works to alleviate stress through meditation groups

first_imgTCU cancels offer to trade tickets for canned food Twitter Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ i told myself that because this is my last semester of college i would live my best life and go out and have fun. in reality, i have never been so tired in my life. morale is low. stress is high. drake was right, i really do only love my bed.— morgan (@morgt_) February 1, 2018 Linkedin Flu activity remains high in Texas Revamped enrollment process confuses some students ReddIt Facebook Photo courtesy of Carly Spalt Language barriers remain in TCU’s alert system Facebook Twitter ReddIt Grace Amiss center_img Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ printStress and college are two words that seem to go hand in hand.“why are u always so stressed?”first of all, i stress about stress before there’s even stress to stress about—  (@UwanaE) February 2, 2018Nobody prepares you for all the demons you face in college. Nobody talks about the lonliness, the stress, the family issues. Yall just say, “It was the best 4 years of my life”— Chrissy (@_kingchristina_) January 30, 2018 World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ TAGSmental healthstressstress reliefyoga College diet: anxiety— kelly (@KellyGraay) February 1, 2018In fact, nearly 30 percent of students report that stress has negatively affected their academic performance.Maggie Hodes, a sophomore nursing major, said she feels like her stress is never-ending.“Before college I never would’ve called myself a generally anxious person, but now that I am in nursing school stress is constant,” Hodes said. “I forget that I need some time for myself. It’s easy to get lost in all the studying, but whenever I take a break it always makes me feel so much better.”TCU’s Counseling and Mental Health Center is hoping to help students do just that.Dr. Matt Johnson, a counselor at the center, is helping students combat their anxiety through meditation groups. Johnson will lead students through various meditation methods with an emphasis on minimizing worry and improving sleep. Methods include sitting, walking and energizing meditation. These peer groups are designed to provide tips so TCU students can face personal and academic challenges with ease. Johnson said many of his students have told him that meditation has changed their lives for the better. “Every human experiences stress, but not every human being has learned tools to be able to manage their stress and anxiety in a healthy way,” Johnson said. “[In this group] students can learn a variety of techniques to help them manage stress, which is something they will need for the rest of their life.”Carly Spalt, a yoga instructor and TCU alumna, said it is vital for students to set aside time to relieve stress in order to maintain good whole health. Photo courtesy of Carly Spalt (@spaltydawg)Photo courtesy of Carly Spalt (@spaltydawg) “It is not normal or healthy for the human body to operate on high levels of stress for long periods of time,” Spalt said. “There are serious health risks correlated to high-stress levels such as; heart disease, high blood pressure and depression.” Spalt cites yoga as being both physically and mentally beneficial.  “Yoga is mental clarity, sharpness and stability,” she said. “When you focus on the mental benefits you are receiving then the physical benefits will come naturally.” Meditation groups will meet four times a semester. Any students who are interested in joining the group should contact Matt Johnson at [email protected] Linkedin + posts Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Previous articleTheEnd brings new talent to TCU for spring semesterNext articlePolitiTalk: FBI memo, 2018 agenda, Dr. Grant Ferguson Grace Amiss RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Grace Amisshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/grace-amiss/ Grace Amiss is a senior journalism major and managing editor for TCU360. When she is not reporting she is most likely raving about her golden retriever or taking a spin class. Grace is currently writing about student life at TCU, so feel free to drop her a line if you come across a story you feel is worth sharing! TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history last_img read more

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New Shannon airport boss to create a platform of confidence

first_imgEmail Previous articleTV – Something for the Weekend – Live SportNext articleLimbo – the space between Irish and contemporary dance Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash NewsNew Shannon airport boss to create a platform of confidenceBy Staff Reporter – September 15, 2016 1205 Advertisement New Shannon Group Plc boss, matthew Thomas with Helen Downes (left) and Julie Dickerson of Shannon Chamber Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSfeaturedlimerickMatthew ThomasShannon airportShannon Group WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Facebook Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin New Shannon Group Plc boss, matthew Thomas with Helen Downes (left) and Julie Dickerson of Shannon ChamberSTRIKING a balance between costs and overheads will be the first major task facing the new chief executive of the Shannon Group over the coming weeks.Rejecting criticism of the group’s cost base and high staffing levels, Matthew Thomas said he would be looking at all opportunities for growth and making sure that Shannon was in a position to unlock its full potential.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Setting targets for where we are going to be in two or three years time is a bit of a mug’s game, if I am completely honest. We want to create a platform where the airlines have confidence in our market and then we will seek to grow again”, he said.“We are in a very competitive and volatile industry and I don’t have a crystal ball but we going to do everything we can to position the airport for growth and the region to bring more tourists here and to create jobs.”Referring to past promises of unlocking 1,000 jobs after Shannon’s separation from the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA), Mr Thomas said: “Shannon Group has a really important role in the wider region. We can have ambitious plans to enhance connectivity, to develop our land holdings, to deliver great tourist attractions, but really what we are talking about here is growing jobs and bringing more tourist to the region and that is more than just a Shannon Group task.“There are a lot of people who have a big role in this, so whether it is the IDA, Enterprise Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Failte Ireland or the local authorities, we will be looking to have incredibly close working relationships with all the key stakeholders.Responding to news that Ryanair would be dropping 100,000 passengers from its Shannon routes, the new CEO said that while growth in passenger numbers over the next three years was essential, “all airports have ebbs and flows, but if you have delivered 30 per cent growth in the last two years, it is entirely normal and natural that you then have a period where you are consolidating the growth.Stating that Shannon has six connections with the US, which was unprecedented for an airport carrying two million passengers annually, Mr Thomas said; “we are able to take part in global aviation conversations that an airport of our size shouldn’t be able to take part in, but that is what makes this airport and region very unique.” WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live last_img read more

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Taoiseach to address British Irish Parliamentary Assembly in Letterkenny

first_img Previous articleMichael O’Leary’s Aer Lingus bid was never taking offNext articleDerry man in court on drugs charges News Highland Taoiseach to address British Irish Parliamentary Assembly in Letterkenny Twitter News Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook It’s been announced that the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly is to hold its next meeting in DonegalThe meeting will take place at Letterkenny Institute of Technology on Monday the 4th and Tuesday the 5th of March, with the theme of Energy across Borders.Taoiseach Enda Kenny will deliver the keynote address on the Monday night, Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte and the Chief Executives of ESB and Eirgrid will be also be among the speakers.The Co-Chair of the assembly is Donegal North East Deputy Joe Mc Hugh.He says the theme is a very important one, and Letterkenny I.T. is the ideal place in which to hold it…………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/joemc1pm1.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Twitter Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margeycenter_img LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton By News Highland – February 14, 2013 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Google+ Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson WhatsApplast_img read more

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Michigan considers adding non-binary option to driver’s licenses

first_imgasbe/iStock(LANSING, Mich.) — Michigan is exploring the possibility of adding a new driver’s license option for people who identify as non-binary.“The state is exploring the feasibility of adding a non-binary option when we upgrade our technology in 2021,” Jake Rollow, a spokesman for Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office, told ABC News.Michigan residents who do not identify as exclusively masculine or feminine have apparently voiced the desire for an option that would better reflect the full spectrum of gender expression.“We are doing so after hearing from communities and people across the state who desire a way to identify themselves that reflects their reality,” Rollow said. “At this preliminary stage, we don’t have additional information.”Although the move is still in an exploratory phase, it would be the 14th state, along with Washington, D.C., to create this option.New York City has a similar choice that allows drivers to select an “X” instead of “M” for male or “F” for female.The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Last November, Benson announced a policy that would make it easier for people to change existing sex designations on state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards, according to a press release.Together with transgender advocates, Benson announced the revision to the policy would “make it easier for transgender people to obtain identification.”“Studies show that nearly 81 percent of the transgender population in Michigan lacks proper identification,” the release stated.“One of my goals is to reduce barriers for marginalized communities to participate fully in our society. The transgender community has faced both marginalization and violence without proper identification,” Benson said in a statement. “This change returns to a policy that was in place before the issue was politicized, and that was utilized by both a Republican and Democrat secretary of state.”Currently, individuals who wish to correct the sex designation on their license or ID card have to fill out a form, go to a branch office for their photo and pay a $9 fee for a driver’s license or $10 for a state ID. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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