10 UK shares I’d buy and hold

first_img 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. 10 UK shares I’d buy and hold Enter Your Email Address FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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 Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Image source: The Motley Fool center_img Imagine having bought shares decades ago and watched the share price grow since. It always seems easier looking back – investment choices that look obvious in hindsight aren’t as clear cut when making future investment decisions. But there are some shares I’d be happy to buy and hold for years or even decades to come, for capital growth, income, or both.Of course not all shares do well. But by diversifying across 10 choices, I’d expect some long-term winners. Here are 10 UK shares I’d buy and hold, using three different investment strategies.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…Going for growthS4 Capital is my share pick of the year. The company is in the sweet spot of digital advertising. Acquisition costs could impact its profitability, but I expect to hold S4 for a while. Another company that continues to grow is Games Workshop. With its Warhammer franchise, the company has a strong “moat” of the type Warren Buffett likes. Gaming customers can be loyal for years or decades as they build their collections. The share’s valuation has increased faster than the bottom line, which is a concern. However, I think the company is well-positioned to capture future growth. It also usually pays out dividends frequently, although that is subject to business performance and could change.Established playersFor a long-term perspective, I would also pick well-established blue chip UK shares whose businesses look set to trundle along consistently. For example, the consumer goods giant Unilever makes a range of household and personal care goods. It has similar characteristics to Buffett’s long-term holding Procter & Gamble: a broad customer base, international exposure, and resilience even in economic downturns. For the same reasons I hold British American Tobacco. The Lucky Strike maker is battling a long-term decline in smoking. However, the shares yield 7%, and I think tobacco will be around for a while yet. The downside to blue chip stocks is that they can be expensive.Similarly, beer consumption is falling in some markets. That might not be good for Guinness, but its owner Diageo owns a host of other drinks brand like Johnnie Walker. I see it as a buy-and-hold for its strong brand portfolio and attractive business economics. UK bank Lloyds faces uncertain future demand for banking. But as the UK’s leading mortgage provider, I see its current price as a good chance to buy for future recovery.UK shares with attractive nichesBuffett also likes businesses that do well in a niche market. Food producer Cranswick isn’t cheap but its long history of business growth is attractive to me. Victrex is also not cheap but I would still buy for the long term. I think its core specialty chemical business gives it pricing power.Brick manufacturer Ibstock has its own clay pits. Bricks are heavy to transport which can make them expensive to move. A local brick manufacturer therefore has a naturally strong market position. Ibstock could suffer from building downturns but for the long term, I like it.Finally, software group Kainos may be below the radar for some investors, but it has the wind in its sails. It is close to an all-time high after saying trading is strong. I would still pick these UK shares to buy and hold as I expect continued growth in Kainos’ end markets. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Christopher Ruane | Tuesday, 9th February, 2021 christopherruane owns shares of British American Tobacco, Lloyds Banking Group, and S4 Capital plc. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Games Workshop. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo, Ibstock, Kainos, Lloyds Banking Group, Unilever, and Victrex. 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. See all posts by Christopher Ruanelast_img read more

UK shares: should I buy CareTech Holding following this news?

first_img Royston Wild | Thursday, 17th June, 2021 | More on: CTH Looking for new share ideas?Grab this FREE report now.Inside, you discover one FTSE company with a runaway snowball of profits.From 2015-2019…Revenues increased 38.6%.Its net income went up 19.7 times!Since 2012, revenues from regular users have almost DOUBLEDThe opportunity here really is astounding.In fact, one of its own board members recently snapped up 25,000 shares using their own money… So why sit on the side lines a minute longer?You could have the full details on this company right now. 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. See all posts by Royston Wild Image source: Getty Images Grab your free report – while it’s online. UK shares: should I buy CareTech Holding following this news? One FTSE “Snowball Stock” With Runaway Revenues 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. Enter Your Email Address And I believe the following UK share, identified by The Motley Fool’s crack team of analysts, is another great stock to buy too. Royston Wild 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The CareTech Holding (LSE: CTH) share price has slipped on Thursday following the release of the company’s half-year financials. Over the past 12 months, the CareTech share price is up 44%. But the AIM-listed company has reversed 1% today, to 603p per share, and away from Wednesday’s 14-year closing high of 610p. I think this mild retracement reflects light bouts of profit-taking rather than investor disappointment at the latest numbers.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…Sales and profits power higherIn its interim report, CareTech said that revenues soared 16.5% during the six months to March, to £243m. This helped push underlying earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) 19.1% higher year-on-year to £49.4m.The UK healthcare share — which provides residential care for children, young people, and adults with special requirements — said that organic sales rose during the first half. It added that the transfer of adult specialist services sites from The Huntercombe Group, constructive fee negotiations, and the positive impact of Smartbox Assistive Technology also contributed to the year-on-year increase.CareTech acquired Smartbox, which manufactures software and hardware that allow people with speech problems to communicate, last October.Dividends hikedIn other news, CareTech saw net debt edge down to £263.1m as of March from £268.9m six months earlier. This helped reduce its net debt to adjusted EBITDA ratio to fall to 2.8 times from 3.1 times at the end of financial 2020.Finally, CareTech pledged to pay a half-time dividend of 4.6p per share following its strong first-half performance. That marks a 15% improvement from the 4p interim payment shelled out last year.Executive chair Farouq Sheikh said, “The group’s first half performance has been strong with all operational divisions demonstrating considerable resilience… Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of having community based, high quality social care facilities to relieve the pressures on the NHS”.He added, “We remain confident of our outlook, delivering further earnings and dividend growth and in the long-term prospects of the business.”Why I’d buy CareTech sharesCity analysts seem to be in agreement that CareTech will keep enjoying solid progress on these fronts, too. Indeed, annual profits are tipped to rise 8% and 9% in financial 2021 and 2022 respectively. This leaves the company trading on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 13 times. Of course, forecasts can change based on future developments. But I think this valuation is far too low given CareTech’s terrific defensive qualities. Its operations remain stable during economic upturns and downturns. And what’s more, it is a market leader in a growing sector. Government forecasts suggest the number of adults requiring social care between 18 and 64 years of age will rise 29% between 2018 and 2038, for example.Okay, firms with large appetites for M&A like CareTech can take a hit if acquisitions disappoint. This particular UK healthcare share is also vulnerable to potential changes in healthcare investment at the government level. But all things considered I still think this AIM firm is a top stock to buy for my portfolio right now.last_img read more

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

first_imgBox of tricksThere was not much for Cardiff Blues fans to smile about as their team lost 26-9 to Ulster at the Arms Park, but some of the squad members who were not involved in the game provided a little light relief. The group, including Sam Warburton, were watching the game from a hospitality box and when the BBC Wales cameras picked them out to be shown on screen, they all threw themselves to the floor behind the furniture, in an attempt to hide.The scoreline wasn’t funny for the Blues, but it’s nevertheless good to see that professional players still like a laugh. Follow this link to see the players’ disappearing act. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Happy clappy: Dave Attwood is delighted with Bath’s 45-0 win over Leicester Dumbstruck: Matt Kvesic receives one of the softest yellow cards you will seeMust do betterIt will be an unhappy and uncomfortable week in the Leicester and Edinburgh camps after both were trounced in this weekend’s games. Leicester conceded five tries in their 45-0 drubbing at Bath and Edinburgh let through nine as they were thrashed 62-13 by the Ospreys.For professional teams in their own league to perform so badly is verging on the unforgivable. A repeat is unthinkable. Both Leicester and Edinburgh owe it to their supporters to right the wrongs next weekend. The SaintsBubbling BathNo one – not even the closest relatives of any of the Bath players – could have predicted that Mike Ford’s side would beat Leicester Tigers 45-0 at the Recreation Ground on Saturday.It was an utterly astonishing performance from Bath, as close to perfection as you might expect to see. Yes, Leicester have more than their share of injury problems (which begs the question whether something is amiss with their training and conditioning), but they still had world class players on the pitch and the hosts just blew them away.George Ford directed operations well, but my choice for Man of the Match would have been Bath lock Dave Attwood. He was quite simply everywhere, and ended the game bloodied but buoyant.“It was a great demonstration of collective effort,” was Attwood’s accurate summary of the Bath performance. “To nil Leicester is a great achievement. This is a really proud day for the club.”Come in No 9Kieran Marmion played a starring role for Connacht as they beat Leinster 10-9 to make it three wins out of three so far in the Guinness Pro12. The scrum-half, who won his first Ireland caps in the summer, scored a terrific try, racing in from the 10 metre line, stepping Rob Kearney brilliantly on the way.Man-of-the-Match Marmion also did important work in defence, helping hold up a potential Leinster try on the line. This was his 59th consecutive appearance for Connacht in the Pro12 and Europe and he is just getting better and better.As for Connacht, they ended a losing run of 11 games against other Irish provinces and are now third in the Pro12 table with three wins out of three, ahead of Ulster, Munster and Leinster. West is best at the moment in Ireland. Smiling assassin: Tom Arscott scored his first Premiership hat-trick to help Sale beat London WelshDouble trebleTom Arscott might have thought it was his birthday, as he was handed three gilt-edged try-scoring chances by his Sale Sharks team-mates and duly ran in a hat-trick which helped them beat London Welsh 46-8, but for Alex Lewington it really was his birthday and he too claimed a try treble.The London Irish wing’s first score came when he chased a clever dink of a kick from Chris Noakes. The second and third both came from kicks by scrum-half Scott Steele, and on each occasion Lewington gathered, ran and finished, to give London Irish the lead against Saracens. Unfortunately for the Exiles, Saracens drove over with the last play of the game to snatch a 36-32 win and deny Lewington a perfect 23rd birthday.Ospreys flyingThe Ospreys were as on-song as the most accomplished orchestra in beating Edinburgh 62-13 on Sunday and the conductor was scrum-half Rhys Webb, who scored two of the nine tries, set up more for his team-mates and was duly named  Man of the Match.Webb’s first try, in the first minute, was a lovely run on the diagonal from the left side, just inside his own half. The second one required him just to dive over from one metre out. He has now scored four tries in three Pro12 games this season and is in the kind of form to give the Wales selectors plenty to think about. With three weeks gone in this Aviva Premiership and Guinness Pro12 season, rugby fans have enjoyed 100 and 88 tries respectively in the two competitions. It’s been a scintillating start, full of surprises, leaving some players purring with delight and others slinking off with their tails between their legs. TAGS: Bath RugbyConnachtLeicester TigersOspreys An early bath: David Mele leaves the pitch after being sent offThe SinnersSeeing redGlasgow openside Tyrone Holmes owes his team-mates a few beers or apologies after getting sent off thanks to a foolish piece of foul play against Newport Gwent Dragons.Right under the touch-judge’s nose Holmes landed a couple of totally unnecessary and deliberate stamps on the shoulder of Dragons hooker Rhys Thomas. There was still well over half an hour to play but fortunately for Holmes, the 14 remaining Warriors rallied and won the game 33-13.Leicester scrum-half David Mele was also given his marching orders this weekend, towards the end of their mauling by Bath. With the ball out of the ruck and heading for a different postcode, Mele rake the upper arm of Dave Attwood three times and was red-carded by Wayne Barnes. Leicester’s squad is injury-ravaged and now they look set to lose Mele’s services to a ban.Dictation errorThere is a balance to be struck between making sure rugby’s laws are interpreted consistently and fairly, and allowing referees to show some common sense and discretion. At the moment, too much weight is being placed on the former and referees are being exposed to unnecessary criticism as the IRB dictates what they should do in certain situations.Matt Carley, who was in charge of the Gloucester v Exeter match on Friday evening, showed a yellow card to Ian Whitten for taking out Charlie Sharples in the air, and later to Matt Kvesic for a dangerous tackle on Tom Waldrom. The Whitten decision was a little harsh, as he was not looking at Sharples when the two of them leapt to claim a high ball. The Kvesic card was even worse, as the flanker was sin-binned for lifting the leg of an already horizontal Waldrom, resulting in the Chief landing face down, on his arms, not dangerously on his head, neck or back.Tackles in the air and tip-tackles are potentially highly dangerous and, where appropriate, should be heavily punished. But referees have to be allowed to assess whether an individual incident deserved a yellow or red card, or no card at all.last_img read more

Kew Tree House / Andrew Child Architect

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946971/kew-tree-house-andrew-child-architect Clipboard “COPY” Houses 2013 Kew Tree House / Andrew Child Architect Area:  150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Save this picture!© Rhiannon Slatter+ 20Curated by Paula Pintos Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/946971/kew-tree-house-andrew-child-architect Clipboard CopyHouses, Renovation•Melbourne, Australia Projects “COPY”center_img ArchDaily Photographs:  Rhiannon Slatter Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Australia Kew Tree House / Andrew Child ArchitectSave this projectSaveKew Tree House / Andrew Child Architect Photographs Year:  Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Jetmaster, Miele, Aneeta Windows, Caroma, Industrial Expression, McNeelDesign Team:Andrew ChildClients:Frani VohraEngineering:OPS EngineersCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterRecommended ProductsRetail ApplicationsVELUX CommercialVELUX Modular Skylights in Schöllkopf BackwarenWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWoodEGGERLaminatesFiber Cements / CementsDuctal®Ductal® Cladding Panels (EU)Text description provided by the architects. The owners wanted to upgrade an internally awkward and dark middle suburban Californian Bungalow into a light, modern 3-bedroom + study residence. There was a small group of huge native eucalypt trees in the backyard that the owners loved, so they became integral to the design of the new addition. The rear extension has substantial north-facing windows that are angled to avoid and focus on these existing trees and to use them for shading from the summer sun.Save this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterAn angled eave overhang is provided for these windows where there are no trees to offer shading. The extension was conceived as a single volume of efficient construction. It has a simple flat roof with interconnected spaces differentiated by changes in floor level that follow the sloping site. The rear decks also terrace downward toward the north to follow the sloping site.Save this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterSave this picture!Proposed planSave this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterThese help to maintain a connection to the landscape as one moves through the house. Timber-framed windows and timber batten walls with grey stain finish were used externally to blend with the tree trunks of the surrounding eucalypts in the rear yard. The largely white interior of the house extension provided a clear contrasting canvas able to be animated by the light and shadows from the rear trees and landscape.Save this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterThrough the angling of the glass rear wall, the angling of the eave and decks, the use of a restrained internal material palette and the terracing down of the floor and deck levels to follow the site, the intention was to create a varied and generous interior animated by the light, trees, shadows, and landscape.Save this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterProject gallerySee allShow lessShenzhen Liantang Port / CAPOLSelected Projects“Double Side”- Shimigiah Residential Apartment / Ashari ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Architects: Andrew Child Architect Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeAndrew Child ArchitectOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationMelbourneOn FacebookAustraliaPublished on September 06, 2020Cite: “Kew Tree House / Andrew Child Architect” 05 Sep 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

New fundraising recruitment agency

first_img Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Recruitment / people Aquilas is a new recruitment agency, based in St Albans, which specialises in recruiting fundraising, marketing and communication professionals to the non-profit sector.The agency has been set up by former fundraisers. Recent placements have included Emmaus, Gingerbread, Sense, FFI, Royal British Legion, Womankind Worldwide and St John’s Hospice. 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img New fundraising recruitment agency Advertisement Howard Lake | 12 May 2004 | Newslast_img read more

Indiana Has A Proud Ethanol History

first_imgAs a result of this growth, Indiana corn farmers have seen significantly higher prices. Parrent said Indiana corn prices are higher because of ethanol, “Our corn prices are 50 cents to as much as a dollar higher than other states like North Dakota because we have this extra demand for our corn.” Indiana Has A Proud Ethanol HistoryTen years ago, the Indiana ethanol industry was just getting off the ground. In the past decade, Indiana has made some amazing progress in building and growing ethanol production. In 2006, Indiana’s first modern ethanol production plant was built in Jasper County, and plants came on-line in many more rural communities over the next two years.  There are now 13 ethanol plants producing over 1.1 billion gallons a year and creating demand for almost half of the state’s corn crop.Ken ParrentKen Parrent, with the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, says a pro-ethanol policy by state government was a major factor in this success story, “Our governors, starting with Mitch Daniels, through Pence and now Holcomb, have been supportive of ethanol in our state.” This support to the formation of economic incentives and policies that fostered the development of the industry.  In addition, Indiana corn farmers have made a major investment in helping to foster the growth of the corn-based ethanol sector. “Over the past 10 years, Indiana has become a national leader in the ethanol industry due to the innovative collaboration of the state’s corn farmers, ethanol producers, fuel retailers, and local governments,” said Mike Beard, vice president of ICGA. Facebook Twitter Indiana Has A Proud Ethanol History Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – May 27, 2018 Indiana ethanol plants in order of development:Iroquois Bioenergy – RensselaerThe Andersons Clymers Ethanol – LogansportPoet Biorefining – PortlandCentral Indiana Ethanol – MarionValero Energy – LindenPoet Biorefining – AlexandriaGreen Plains Renewable Energy – BlufftonPoet Biorefining – North ManchesterCardinal Ethanol – Union Citycenter_img Parrent sees a bright future for the state’s ethanol sector, “Ten years from now, we will see even more growth and demand for corn from ethanol.” He added that a new ethanol plant in Indiana is a possibility in the near future. “As we look to the next 10 years of ethanol production in Indiana, we look forward to growing the industry in breadth and depth as we advocate for policies that support ethanol in the United States,” stated Beard.  Parrent said, even with the advent of electric cars and other fuel sources, ethanol will continue to grow as new engines require the higher octane levels that ethanol can provide. SHARE Previous articleCommerce Secretary Ross Heading to China June 2-4Next articleIndiana NRCS Accepting Applications for Easement Programs Gary Truitt Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Has A Proud Ethanol History SHARElast_img read more

Sparked by Turpin, Football overcome early struggles to rout Mustangs, 42-12

first_imgTwitter Twitter Linkedin Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ printKaVontae Turpin sparked TCU’s offense following a stagnant first quarter. TCU vs SMU. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.For the 11th time in 12 years, the TCU football team is headed back to Fort Worth with the Iron Skillet as they defeated SMU 42-12 Friday night.The 99th matchup between the two Texas schools was postponed almost two hours due to a rain delay.Once the game began, the Mustangs came out firing early in the first quarter. SMU scored on their first drive with ease, needing only 1:50 before a 51-yard touchdown run by Braeden West put the Horned Frogs down 7-0.“I thought we came out awfully flat,” Head Coach Gary Patterson said. “We didn’t tackle very well early.”The rain was clearly a factor early for the Horned Frog’s offense. Quarterback Shawn Robinson looked off on their first two drives, completing only one of six pass attempts.After the Horned Frogs were stopped on third down for the second straight drive, the snap slipped through the hands of TCU punter Adam Nunez, leading to a Mustang safety and a nine-point SMU lead.While the Horned Frog’s offense remained quiet through the end of the first quarter, TCU safety Ridwan Isshaku was making his presence known. His five tackles were a game-high going into the second quarter.TCU wide receiver KaVontae Turpin finally put the Frogs on the board with his trademark explosiveness. His 78-yard punt return touchdown with 12:34 remaining in the half was TCU’s longest play of the season so far. The return was Turpin’s fifth career special teams touchdown, a new school record.“That’s a guy you want to have on your team,” wide receiver Jaelen Austin said. “Turpin can change the momentum and spark the team at any moment. When the ball’s in his hands he makes plays.”The Horned Frogs scored again just minutes later in a very unlikely fashion. TCU running back Sewo Olonilua exploded on a powerful run into Mustang territory, but a well-placed tackle by the SMU defense forced a fumble. Fortunately for the Frogs, Austin recovered the fumble in the end zone to save the play.Sewo Olonilua’s fumble was recovered by Jaelen Austin for TCU’s second touchdown of the night. TCU vs SMU. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Similar to their 2017 matchup with SMU, in which they also trailed early, TCU headed into the locker room with a slim 14-12 lead at halftime.  The Frogs had out-gained the Mustangs by 64 yards in the second quarter. Due to the wet conditions, most of TCU’s first-half offense came from the run game, as Robinson had only accounted for 69 yards in the air.Robinson still looked rusty to start the second half, throwing his first interception of the season just 1:10 into the third quarter.However just two plays later, TCU defensive end Ben Banogu forced a fumble that was recovered by middle linebacker Alec Dunham and taken all the way to the house for a Horned Frogs score. This was the second non-offensive touchdown of the game for TCU.Dunham finished the game with five total tackles and 0.5 sacks in the game for the Frogs.Despite his struggles through the air, Robinson was able to use his legs to impact the game. His 18-yard touchdown run with 7:28 left in the third quarter extended TCU’s lead to 28-12.“There are definitely certain times when I have to run,” Robinson said. “There are other times when I have to throw. It’s kind of an in-between thing. It’ll probably come more with experience.”Both team’s offenses were stagnant through the end of the third quarter as the score remained the same. The Horned Frogs had held the Mustangs to only one completion and five yards of total offense in the third quarter.On the first play of the fourth quarter, KaVontae Turpin caught a slant from Shawn Robinson and turned on the jets, taking it 42 yards for another TCU touchdown.Turpin lead the Horned Frogs in receiving yards with 64 on the night. TCU vs SMU. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.Turpin led the Frogs with four receptions for 64 yards and one receiving touchdown.Backup quarterback Michael Collins entered the game at quarterback for TCU after Turpin’s score and on just his second snap of the game ran up the middle for a 15-yard touchdown to make the score 42-12. This was his first rushing touchdown of the season.The Frogs remained in control for the rest of the game, as neither team scored again. The Frogs held the Mustangs to only 75 yards in the second half versus their 167 yards in the first half.Up NextThough the Frogs were able to dominate their rivals in the Battle for the Iron Skillet, their next opponent is one of a much higher caliber, and Patterson knows that.“We understand that the next ballgame—Ohio State—is not SMU,” Patterson said. “You got to get ready to play.”The Frogs will play the No. 4 Buckeyes in next week’s Advocare Showdown at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. Colin Post Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ ReddIt Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ + posts Previous articleListen: Frogflix: Episode 1Next articleRainy conditions impact No. 16 Football’s routine in victory over SMU Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Facebook Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech Facebook Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics ReddIt TCU won the Collins. TCU vs SMU. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedinlast_img read more

Another case of political censorship by Eutelsat?

first_img Concern about alleged plot to murder Georgian TV host Was Europe’s leading TV satellite operator, Eutelsat, censoring again in violation of article 3 of the convention under which it was created when it recently refused to carry the Georgian public TV station Pervyi Kakvazkyi on its W7 satellite? That is the question that a French court will begin to address on 22 March.Examination of the relations between Eutelsat, a company headquartered in France, and the Georgian public broadcaster GPB raises several questions.Why did Eutelsat suddenly back off after sending GPB a contract to start broadcasting Pervyi Kakvazkyi on 31 January? Was it linked to the new lucrative contract it signed on 15 January with the Russian operator Intersputnik, a long-standing commercial partner? Intersputnik is also a client of a Kremlin-controlled Gazprom offshoot that is one of Russia’s most important media groups.Despite Eutelsat’s denials, several aspects deserve attention: A Russian-language station intended to be broadcast throughout the Caucasus, including Russia, Pervyi Kakvazkyi was clearly seen by the Kremlin as new Georgian offensive in the public relations war being waged between the two countries.Georgia never hid the fact that Pervyi Kakvazkyi was meant to compete with Russia’s media by offering an alternative viewpoint. It was billed as “the first Russian-language TV station in the Caucasus that is not controlled by the Kremlin,” one that would be able to tell “the truth.” Its top presenters even include Alla Dudayeva, the widow of the late Chechen separatist leader Dzhokhar Dudayev.The explanations offered by Eutelsat for terminating retransmission of Pervyi Kakvazkyi are not very clear. Initially, the operator referred to the need for an “urgent discussion” about the station’s content. This would have been illegal as satellite operators are not supposed to have any say in the programming of the stations they carry.Eutelsat’s representatives then said W7 was being threatened by “interference” from Pervyi Kakvazkyi’s signal and they suggested that the solution was to encrypt it. But this option was quickly abandoned and, according to GPB, Eutelsat finally said the only solution was to move Pervyi Kakvazkyi to another satellite.This would have meant that the station would not have covered the same geographical area. It would also have meant its viewers would have to install antennae. GPB refused and Pervyi Kakvazkyi’s transmission by Eutelsat was terminated.Eutelsat’s behaviour is all the more suspicious for the fact that it was involved in a very similar case in 2008, when it used the pretext of “technical problems” to stop carrying the New York-based Chinese-language TV station NTDTV under pressure from Beijing.Another case concerns the BBC’s Farsi-language television station, BBC Persian TV. Although it was Iran that was accused of repeatedly jamming and interfering with its signal, Eutelsat stopped carrying the station at the start of the year, yielding to political and commercial pressure from a government that constantly violates its citizens’ basic rights, including the right to be informed.Read in Russian/ Читать на русском : Mounting pressure on Georgia’s media in run-up to elections Organisation October 1, 2020 Find out more RSF_en GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia Related documents CPEutelsatRU-2.pdfPDF – 220.41 KB Receive email alerts February 25, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Another case of political censorship by Eutelsat? Follow the news on Georgia Help by sharing this information to go further June 18, 2020 Find out more News News At least five journalists attacked while covering Georgia’s election campaign July 20, 2020 Find out more News News GeorgiaEurope – Central Asia last_img read more

TV reporter gunned down while covering Kano suicide bombings

first_img February 8, 2021 Find out more News NigeriaAfrica Receive email alerts News January 28, 2021 Find out more to go further Help by sharing this information NigeriaAfrica June 10, 2021 Find out more Nigerian news site deliberately blocked, expert report confirmscenter_img News Twitter blocked, journalism threatened in Nigeria RSF_en Reporters Without Borders condemns TV reporter Enenche Godwin Akogwu’s targeted murder while covering a series of deadly bombings by the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram on 20 January in the northern city of Kano, and urges the authorities to do everything possible to ensure that those responsible are identified and brought to justice.“Akogwu’s death is especially shocking as he was not one of the direct victims of the bombings but was gunned down shortly afterward while trying to cover them,” Reporters Without Borders said. “He is the second journalist to be killed by Boko Haram, following Zakariya Isa, who was shot outside his home in Maiduguri, another northern city, on 22 October 2011. “As well as attacking federal government buildings or churches, as it did on Christmas Day, Boko Haram has shown a new side to its violence with this targeted killing; it has shown itself to be an enemy of the media and journalists as well. We firmly condemn Akogwu’s murder, we offer our condolences to his family, colleagues and friends, and we urge the authorities to quickly adopt measures to protect reporters.”Akogwu, 31, was the Kano correspondent of Channels TV. He was slain by an unidentified gunman while trying to interview victims outside Farm central police station on Justice Dahiru Musdapher Road, which was one of the targets of the suicide bombings.Akogwu was from Aiodio, in the Otikpa district of Ogbadibo, in the southeastern state of Benue. After joining Channels TV in Abuja three years ago, he was sent to Kano. He had never been threatened and had just received an award from the station’s chairman for the quality of his work. President Goodluck Jonathan, who has pledged to end Boko Haram’s attacks, offered his condolences to Akogwu’s family.At least 166 people were killed in a total of about 20 explosions on 20 January at eight strategic locations in Kano, which included the police headquarters, an intelligence agency building, an immigration department building and the home of a senior police officer. The bombings were claimed by Boko Haram, which was almost certainly also responsible for Akogwu’s murder.Mysterious deathThe body of radio journalist Nansok Silas was found on 19 January in a stream under a bridge on the Zaramagada-Rayfield road, 200 metres from a military checkpoint, in Jos (the capital of the central state of Plateau), where he worked for Highland FM. As nothing of value was taken from him, his colleagues fear that he was the victim of a targeted murder, but the cause of death and possible motive are still unknown. From the Langtang North area in Plateau state, Sallah had worked for Highland FM for three years and hosted a programme called Highland Profile. He had not received any threats.Reporters Without Borders urges the authorities to carry out a thorough investigation and to do their utmost to shed light on Sallah’s death.Photos : Attacks in Kano on the 20th of January 2012 (Aminu Abubakar / AFP) News Nigerian investigative journalist forced to flee after massacre disclosures Follow the news on Nigeria Organisation January 23, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV reporter gunned down while covering Kano suicide bombingslast_img read more

Priest urges Church to sell gold for teacher’s salary

first_imgWhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Linkedin Advertisement TAGSCorpus Christi national schoolDepartment of EducationFr Tony O’RiordanlimerickMoyross Facebook NewsPriest urges Church to sell gold for teacher’s salaryBy John Keogh – November 5, 2014 961 Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Previous articleLimerick to benefit from growth in Chinese student numbersNext articleNHS seeking Limerick nurses John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Fr Tony O’Riordan, Parish Priest of Corpus Christi Church, Moyross.Picture: Don Moloney / Press 22by Kathy [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up MOYROSS parish priest Fr Tony O’Riordan is calling on parishes and churches across the country to sell their unused gold objects so the local Corpus Christi primary school can pay an additional teacher’s salary.Fr O’Riordan says the parish has been forced to employ a teacher privately because the Department of Education has withdrawn funding for a teaching position since September.“This leaves us with the prospect of merging two junior infant classes so we will now have a class of 32 junior infants, many of whom have arrived to school some way behind their peers in other schools around the country,” explained Fr O’Riordan.He added that a pupil-teacher ratio of 1:32 is 50 per cent higher than the Department of Education’s recommended ratio for schools in the DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools) scheme.“How could that lead to anything other that poorer educational outcomes for these children?“I know that many families have been forced to sell gold and jewellery in recent years just to make ends meet and I know that the Church family has many gold objects gathering dust, so I hope that those with charge of these goods might listen to this appeal and help us meet the needs of these disadvantaged children.“The annual salary for a primary school teacher is around €30,000. If we can raise €20,000 in this appeal, we can keep an appropriate teacher/pupil ratio in place and it will allow us to continue to lobby the Department for the resources to get the job done.”The school has so far secured the teacher’s salary for one month.A Department of Education spokesperson explained that a teaching post that had been provisionally awarded to Corpus Christi on the basis that its enrolment figure for September 2014 would be at least 227 but this was redeployed because the final figure was 12 pupils less than the required number.An independent appeals board upheld the decision when Corpus Christi lodged an appeal.The spokesperson concluded: “If, over the coming months, it can be established that additional children will be enrolled in Corpus Christi, the Department will review staffing levels.”Fr O’Riordan says that the school principal and board of management “cannot easily stand over such a detrimental move knowing how negatively it will impact on these childrens’ futures and education”.“We will not let these children suffer education disadvantage if we can help it, and so we are appealing for help – we are asking that churches disposes of luxury goods to help us pay for an essential good.” Twitter Print Email 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 livelast_img read more