888 set to hit 2019 targets after strong finish to year

first_img7th January 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 888 set to hit 2019 targets after strong finish to year 888 Holdings has said it is on track to achieve adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) in line with expectations for 2019, after the online gaming operator was boosted by a record revenue performance in December. Email Address 888 Holdings has said it is on track to achieve adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) in line with expectations for 2019, after the online gaming operator was boosted by a record revenue performance in December.Although the operator did not publish any figures, it said in a post-close trading update that its performance during the 12 months to 31 December, 2019 was underpinned by ongoing success with its Orbit casino platform and further growth in sports betting.In terms of casino, 888 said though poker remained challenging over the past year, it was pleased with the first-phase roll out of its new Poker 8 poker platform in the second half of the year.888 plans to add a number of new product features to the platform in 2020, as well as rolling out the final-phase platform across all poker markets.Focusing on geographical performance, 888 said that it continued to increase revenue in the UK as a result of efforts to engage with recreational customers. In Italy, 888 saw further growth during the second half of the year, primarily due to the continued success of its casino business.For the Spanish market, 888 noted that the launch of competitors’ shared poker liquidity networks between Spain, Portugal and France impacted revenue in the country. However the operator said it was encouraged by the early performance of its shared liquidity network between Portugal and Spain, which launched in July.In addition, 888 highlighted continued progress in the Swedish and Romanian regulated markets throughout the past year, resulting in the percentage of revenue generated from regulated markets increasing year-on-year.“The group has delivered solid progress in the second half of the financial year underpinned by continued momentum in casino and sport,” 888 chief executive Itai Pazner said. “We are very encouraged by the growth in new customers during 2019 with a record of more than one million new customers signing up to 888’s brands during the year.”Following the acquisition of Irish sports betting operator Betbright in March, Pazner added that the operator will continue to invest to support its long-term growth plans.“The post-merger integration plan is progressing in line with expectations and 888 remains on track to launch its first proprietary sport product during the first half of 2020,” he said. “New product development has remained a key focus and competitive advantage for 888 and the success of our Orbit platform across multiple regulated markets during 2019 has been a major achievement for the group.“We have delivered a strong recovery in our UK business underpinned by a clear and unwavering focus on entertaining recreational customers in a safe and secure environment. Continuous investment in further enhancing responsible gaming processes and tools across all markets will remain a key focus for the group.“888 has entered 2020 with good momentum across several regulated European markets and, underpinned by further investment in our team, marketing and product development, we remain focused on achieving further progress in the US.”center_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Strategy Poker Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

As the FTSE 100 surges over 5%, what do I think are the best UK shares to buy now?

first_imgAs the FTSE 100 surges over 5%, what do I think are the best UK shares to buy now? See all posts by Matthew Dumigan 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 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Matthew Dumigan owns shares of boohoo group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended ASOS, boohoo group, GlaxoSmithKline, Just Eat Takeaway.com N.V., and Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Despite the FTSE 100‘s recent surge on the back of the Pfizer vaccine announcement, I think investors should still be concerned about the impact that widespread pandemic restrictions could have on UK shares. After all, we’re only near the start of the latest English lockdown. As such, it’s highly likely that we’ll continue to see companies struggle for the foreseeable future.With that in mind, I’m going to take a look at the types of stocks I think make for wise investments for the remainder of 2020 and beyond.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…UK companies that don’t fear Lockdown 2.0In my view, there’s no better place to start than with companies that look poised to continue performing strongly despite the lockdown restrictions. While such businesses are few and far between, they offer investors the prospect of superior returns, I feel. That’s even in the midst of an uncertain and shaky macroeconomic climate.For example, consider online food order and delivery service Just Eat Takeaway. After all, people still have to eat during a pandemic. Additionally, having the food delivered straight to your door is a huge bonus. What’s more, the company reported an increase in first-half earnings and revenue as it benefited from the first lockdown. Overall, Just Eat has performed outstandingly over recent months, and I reckon that trend looks set to continue.With many e-commerce stocks thriving throughout 2020, I think it also makes sense to consider their appeal. While more than 11,000 shops closed for good in the UK in the first half of the year, online retailers such as ASOS and Boohoo reported a surge in profits. Both companies have watched their sales boom and look well-positioned to navigate the second round of restrictions with ease. In my eyes, that’s largely thanks to their popular and affordable products.I’d play it safe with defensive sharesWhile there’s certainly a possibility that some companies will continue to thrive throughout the rest of the year, I think investors like me looking to play it safe would do well to focus on hoovering up a handful of UK shares with defensive characteristics. Since some companies’ dividends and valuations are less affected by the overall state of the economy, their shares tend to be more resilient and less volatile.For instance, companies in the healthcare sector often possess attractive defensive qualities. Considering the products and services provided, healthcare stocks are also often less cyclical in nature. Companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca immediately spring to my mind. Both manufacture various essential pharmaceuticals, medicines and healthcare products, which are in demand no matter the economic circumstances.Finally, I rank well-established consumer goods giants among the best defensive stocks to invest in during a pandemic. Think of the many much-loved brands of Unilever that line the shelves of supermarkets. Similarly, Reckitt Benckiser’s health, hygiene and home products are perpetually in demand among consumers. Matthew Dumigan | Tuesday, 10th November, 2020 last_img read more

FTSE 100: this is what I’d do about the cheap Tesco share price!

first_img Royston Wild | Friday, 12th March, 2021 | More on: TSCO 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. Tesco’s (LSE: TSCO) share price has been on a wild ride in recent weeks.The robustness of the British grocery sector in 2020 allowed the FTSE 100 firm to avoid some of the stock price washouts that countless other UK shares endured. It basically finished the year at the same level as it began it. But Tesco’s share price has fallen sharply after deciding to pay a special dividend and embark on a share consolidation last month.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…Tesco’s now trading at its cheapest since June 2017, around 220p per share. Is now the time to buy?Bright spotsThere are a number of reasons why I think Tesco’s share price could rocket higher. These include:#1: The growth of online shopping. Covid-19 lockdowns over the past 12 months have seen a legion of new customers do their grocery shopping on the internet. And as a consequence, predicted online growth rates for food retail have been given a boost. This bodes particularly well for Tesco, which is the leading operator for online delivery with a market share of around 35%. The FTSE 100 firm has ramped up capacity to make the most of this opportunity too.#2: Doubling down on Britain. Tesco’s crown at the top of British retail first began to slip when it embarked on hasty foreign expansion at the start of the millennium. Doomed forays into territories like the US and Japan were costly in their own right and sucked up a lot of time and money that could have been best dedicated to the company’s core UK market. The retailer seems to have learned its lessons though, and the sale of its remaining Asian assets in December means that Tesco has moved even further in the right direction.Threats to Tesco’s share priceDespite these bright spots, however, there are reasons why the FTSE 100 company might struggle to rise again.Rampant competition is one. My main concern is that the British grocery sector is becoming more and more competitive. The aggressive expansion of Aldi and Lidl has pulled shoppers out of Tesco’s clutches in huge numbers over the past decade. The threat is intensifying online too, with the German discounters taking tentative steps in the realm of internet shopping. US e-tail giant Amazon is gradually ramping up the attack as well.Huge Covid-19 costs are another issue. Tesco also faces the prospect of more heavy charges related to Covid. The firm announced in January that it was hiking its full-year cost estimates to £810m, up a whopping £85m from its previous estimates. A prolonged battle to curb the coronavirus could see the FTSE 100 firm continuing to rack up eye-popping costs.The verdictIt could be argued that Tesco’s cheap share price reflects these problems. The retailer currently trades on a sub-1 forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.3 times, suggesting it’s undervalued. But I won’t be buying the grocery giant as those rising competitive pressures create too much risk for me. I’d rather buy other UK shares today.  Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Enter Your Email Address FTSE 100: this is what I’d do about the cheap Tesco share price! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market, an Amazon subsidiary, is a member of The Motley Fool’s board of directors. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Amazon. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco and recommends the following options: long January 2022 $1920 calls on Amazon and short January 2022 $1940 calls on Amazon. 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 Royston Wild Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

Six Nations: Five things we learnt about France v England

first_img For the third consecutive Test match France have fallen just short. Beaten 25-23 by Australia in November, 24-19 by the All Blacks a week later and now edged out 19-16 by England on Saturday. Hence the plaintive cry on the front page of Monday’s Midi Olympique lamented ‘When is the happiness?’ Coach Guy Noves will hope it arrives on Sunday afternoon, when France host Scotland at the Stade de France, but while he ponders his team selection, here are five things we learnt from France’s defeat to England…King Louis: Man of the Match Picamoles gets away an offload. Photo: Getty Images1. Peerless PicamolesSince making his Test debut in 2008, Louis Picamoles has struggled for consistency. His best rugby has tended to come on a summer tour or at a World Cup when he’s in a hothouse environment, advantageous for his physical and mental wellbeing. Moving to Northampton was a bold and brave move on the part of the 31-year-old, a cultural as well as a rugby challenge, and it’s one that has paid off. Fitter than he’s ever been, Picamoles made 131 metres against England with 16 carries, a tireless performance that so nearly inspired France to victory.Selection box: Is coach Guy Noves too reliant on Toulouse players? Photo: Getty Images2. Too much ToulouseGuy Noves coached Toulouse for 20 years but it’s time he cut the umbilical cord with the club he turned for a time into Europe’s finest. In recent seasons they’ve become a ‘comfort-zone club’, idols in the city but idle on the training park. The message may finally be getting through to Noves – Maxime Medard and Sebastien Bezy have been dropped this season – but the one-dimensional Yann David should never have been called up last month, and Jean-Marc Doussain should be nowhere near the French squad. Yoann Maestri and Cyril Baille’s places in the starting XV should also come under scrutiny this week.Break man: Winger Noa Nakaitaci stood out at Twickenham. Photo: Getty Images3. Red zone errors From the red zone to replacements, Gavin Mortimer looks at five key findings from France’s loss to England in round one of the Six Nations The one player who made a positive difference for France from the bench was Rabah Slimani, scoring a try and winning a penalty for his side at the scrum. The 27-year-old tighthead endured a torrid 2015-16, his form affected by personal problems off the field and accusations of illegal scrummaging on it. Clermont forwards coach Didier Bes was the first to go public with the accusations, in the wake of Stade Francais’ destruction of his pack in November 2015. The allegations concerned Slimani’s habit of binding under an opponent’s armpit and then swinging him down. Referees began to penalise Slimani and his loss in confidence coincided with Stade Francais’ collapse in form. Now his self-belief is back, he’s scrummaging well (and wisely), and his inclusion ahead of Uini Atonio would worry the Scots.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img France made 17 line breaks to New Zealand’s six in November’s Test, and against England they made 13 to their hosts’ eight. And yet for all that, les Bleus managed just two tries – both scored by forwards. What’s letting France down is their execution in the red zone. They’re creating opportunities but as Remi Lamerat demonstrated in the first half against England their dodgy decision-making is costing them dear. If the Clermont centre had slipped the ball inside to the unmarked Noa Nakaitaci, France would have scored on the stroke of half-time. But Lamerat went for glory himself and was bundled into touch by the English defence.Two tens: Jean Marc Doussain and Camille Lopez at France training. Photo: Getty Images4. A barren benchThe force was with the French as the match entered the final quarter. Rabah Slimani had scored the first try of the match and the visitors sensed victory was within their grasp. Then the benches came into play. While England introduced Jamie George, James Haskell, Danny Care, Jack Nowell and Ben Te’o, the French had nowhere near that strength to call upon. The decision to replace fly-half Camille Lopez with Doussain was bizarre and, as it turned out, costly. The truth is France are desperately thin in some areas, and one wonders how they would cope if Lopez, Picamoles or hooker Guilhem Guirado hobbled off early against Scotland.Prop star: Rabah Slimani breaks to score France’s only try against England. Photo: Getty Images5. Rabah’s roar Flying the flag: France fans enjoy their day out at Twickenham. Photo: Getty Images last_img read more

Farm ministry distributes seedlings in lower Michigan amid churchwide call…

first_img Director of Music Morristown, NJ Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Evangelism, Food and Faith Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Tampa, FL Environment & Climate Change, Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET 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 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Belleville, IL Tags Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Submit a Press Releasecenter_img Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI 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 Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Farm ministry distributes seedlings in lower Michigan amid churchwide call to plant, pray, proclaim Rector Martinsville, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Knoxville, TN Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Katie Forsyth, left, and the Rev. Nurya Parish prepare seedlings for delivery May 27 at Plainsong Farm in Rockford, Michigan. Photo: Plainsong Farm[Episcopal News Service] The Holy Spirit works in mysterious ways and in all kinds of vehicles – even Katie Forsyth’s rented Dodge Grand Caravan. With its back seats folded down for expanded cargo space, the minivan was enlisted this week for a two-day, thousand-mile delivery run as Forsyth ferried seedlings and garden kits across the dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan.About 20 congregations, including three ecumenical partners, have committed to planting vegetables as part of Good News Gardens, a new initiative of Plainsong Farm in Rockford, Michigan. The farming ministry, about 15 miles northeast of Grand Rapids, also received a grant from Heart of West Michigan United Way to offer Good News Gardens’ seedlings and kits to up to 25 individuals in Kent County.Seedlings from Plainsong Farm were taken this week by minivan to participants in Good News Gardens around Lower Michigan. Photo: Plainsong FarmThe farm and the two Episcopal dioceses organized the gardening initiative this spring on short notice, partly in response to economic disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which has resulted in 40 million unemployment claims nationwide and exacerbated existing inequalities.“My sense is that we are headed to economically uncertain times, and it would be wise for us to be mindful to ensure as much equitable access to healthy food as we can,” the Rev. Nurya Parish, an Episcopal priest and executive director of the farm, told Episcopal News Service.Parish also is advising churchwide officials as they grow a broader gardening movement that follows The Episcopal Church’s call to creation care and evangelism. This week, the church launched a Good News Gardens website that encourages all Episcopalians to take up gardening as a spiritual discipline and a form of discipleship.“It’s not just about the dirt,” the Rev. Melanie Mullen told ENS. “It’s about this relational, prayerful act.” Mullen serves as the church’s director of reconciliation, justice and creation care. “There’s a connection between caring for Earth and the way you care for people.”Mullen’s office teamed up with Jerusalem Greer, the church’s staff officer for evangelism, to develop the churchwide Good News Gardens movement. It invites participants to commit to planting, praying and proclaiming, including on a new Agrarian Ministries group on Facebook. Those who sign up on the website also receive newsletters intended to help deepen their engagement with the spirituality of gardening.“People are looking for ways to help,” Greer said in an interview with ENS. “They are looking for ways to bring hope about in their own life and to share.”Even a window box with flowers is a way of sharing, by adding beauty to the neighborhood, Greer said. Gardeners also can use the herbs they grow in their baking and then share what they’ve baked with neighbors. And they can donate fresh produce to local food pantries and food banks, where demand has surged since the United States was hit in March with escalating outbreaks of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.Food inequity was a problem before the pandemic, Mullen said, but “this COVID crisis has just unmasked and unearthed how intense and severe it is.”The increased severity was clear to church leaders in the dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan, which have been led together by Bishop Whayne Hougland Jr. since 2019. Hougland began discussing food access and security issues with Forsyth, who serves the dioceses as canon for evangelism and networking. Forsyth was aware of several congregations already involved in gardening ministries, and others had land that could be put to similar use.“Using our properties, knowing that we have these assets that are just sitting there that could be used to further the kingdom of God … it clicked,” Forsyth said by phone May 27 when ENS caught up with her as she was finishing her seedling delivery rounds.Putting church properties to fuller use has been an ongoing focus of Parish’s ministry at Plainsong Farm. She founded the farm with farmers Mike and Bethany Edwardson, and while Plainsong’s outdoor worship services in the summer are ecumenical, it has received financial support from The Episcopal Church, including through its church planting grants.This year, with a Roanridge Trust grant, the farm launched a pilot program called ChurchLands aimed at helping congregations become better stewards of their properties. Fifteen congregations in 12 states signed up for the yearlong program, which kicked off with a two-day in-person session at Plainsong Farm in January. Participants are keeping in touch throughout the year as they receive guidance in land conservation, sustainable agriculture and Gospel-inspired development of church properties.Parish also previously served on The Episcopal Church’s Advisory Council for the Stewardship of Creation. As a deputy to the 79th General Convention in 2018, she proposed a resolution that was adopted calling for an inventory of church-owned properties to identify opportunities for expanding creation care ministries.“When we as a church don’t even know what land we have, we don’t know if we can make a difference,” she told ENS.Mapping church-owned properties is a gradual, ongoing process, whereas Good News Gardens came together quickly this spring as congregations signed up to participate. Plainsong Farm grew the seedlings and has been coordinating distribution, with help from the farm’s summer program manager, Emily Ulmer, a seminarian at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan.Each allotment of 16 seedlings and additional seed packets are intended to fill about 75 square feet of garden space. Participating congregations and individuals also receive fertilizer, Good News Gardens yard signs and spiritual formation materials. The Edwardsons, Plainsong’s resident farmers, are offering gardening tips online. Participants have the option of joining a season-long discipleship program led by Parish, who also serves as a part-time parish priest at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in Belmont, just north of Grand Rapids.Plainsong Farm is in Kent County, which includes Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second-largest city at about 200,000 people. Farm volunteers are distributing seedlings this week to participants within the county. As they do, they are wearing masks and taking other precautions to reduce transmission of the coronavirus.Some congregations and individuals have elected to pick up their seedlings at the farm. Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, in the southern Grand Rapids suburb of Wyoming, was already in planting mode by May 27, when it posted a video to Facebook showing parishioners tending to the congregation’s raised garden beds.For the participants outside of Kent County, they waited for Forsyth and her rented minivan.On May 26, she pulled in at Plainsong Farm, and she and Parish loaded up the back with seedlings. Forsyth’s first day mainly covered deliveries to churches in Western Michigan. Representatives from each participating congregation met Forsyth at prearranged drop-off locations that were convenient for her travels. She, too, wore a mask and never handed the seedlings directly to recipients, so that distancing guidelines could be followed.On May 27, she filled up at the farm again and drove around Eastern Michigan before finally turning west for her final drop-off location, in the parking lot of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Paw Paw, west of Kalamazoo.Peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, summer squash, kale, lettuce, basil, tomatoes, onions.“I can tell you, this van smells pretty good,” Forsyth said.– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest By David PaulsenPosted May 28, 2020 Press Release Service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH COVID-19, Submit a Job Listing 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 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Shreveport, LA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN last_img read more

Road work begins next week on Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive

first_img Please enter your name here TAGSLake Apopka Wildlife Drive Previous article1,538 vote-by-mail ballots received for Apopka electionsNext articleCRA approves Apopka Police Department proposal Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Weekend public access will be unaffectedThe St. Johns River Water Management District will begin regrading the roads of the Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive beginning Monday, March 5, 2018. Weekend access will not be affected by the regrading project, which will take place Monday through Thursday each week.The project area includes Lust, Welland, Roach, Laughlin, Interceptor, and Lake Level Canal roads to the exit gate at Jones Avenue.Each week all roadways will be cleared of equipment and materials on Thursday afternoon to allow public access to the drive on Friday morning.The district continues to make necessary repairs to the wildlife drive and Lake Apopka Loop Trail following severe flood damage from Hurricane Irma last September. More than seven miles of the popular wildlife drive have reopened since repairs were made.A four-mile section of the Loop Trail between Lake Level Canal and the Apopka Beauclair Canal reopened Feb. 2, and an additional three and a half miles of minor trails were used to create a seven-mile loop that begins at the North Shore Trailhead. Those trails link up with the non-motorized trails west of the Apopka Beauclair Canal that was opened previously.Sections of the Loop Trail between Lake Level Canal and Magnolia Park remain closed while the levees on which the trail is located are repaired.The Lake Apopka Wildlife Drive is open year-round between sunrise and sunset on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and federal holidays. There is no cost to visit the wildlife drive.Trail guides, maps, and more information about recreational opportunities on lands owned and managed by the district are available at www.sjrwmd.com/lands/recreation.last_img read more

APD Arrests Former Apopka School Teacher

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSApopka Police DepartmentArrestDonald Sharp Previous articleRoom for Optimism if Single Member Districts Reaches City CouncilNext articleAutoZone Cancels Plans to Build New Store Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Apopka Police arrested Donald Sharp today on a warrant for  Sexual Battery with a victim under 12 years of age. He is currently being held without bond at the Orange County Jail.In May 2015, a child approached an Apopka Police Department School Resource Officer and disclosed details of a sexual battery by her former teacher, Donald Sharp. Sharp was employed at the time by Orange County Public Schools as a teacher for Apopka Elementary School. A thorough investigation was completed by Detectives, and charges were filed with the State Attorney’s office. Sharp is no longer employed as a teacher with OCPS. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Jamie Heaslip flattens Ronan O’Gara in Magners League semi

first_imgMonday May 17, 2010 Jamie Heaslip flattens Ronan O’Gara in Magners League semi Leinster defeated Munster in the Magners League semi final in what was yet another great match this past weekend. It was a typical all-Irish derby with plenty of passion and ferocity, and was a tightly fought affair but was separated by some good kicking, and a nice try to Rob Kearney.There were a fair few talking points, but one of the most enjoyable moments for the Leinster fans, and most probably neutrals, was when Ronan OGara got absolutely smashed by powerful number eight Jamie Heaslip.Heaslip had such a strong game that he was actually named Man of the Match, once again adding to his growing reputation as one of the best in his position in the world.OGara on the other hand, his Ireland teammate that he smashed here, was recently named Europes beat player for the past 15 years of European rugby competition.He claimed the award for ERC European Player Award after a panel of former players chose him. Those players included Sir Ian McGeechan, ex-internationals Lawrence Dallaglio, Ieuan Evans, Fabien Galthie, Donal Lenihan, Michael Lynagh and Stuart Barnes.Whether OGara would be your choice or not, theres no debating the fact that he got well and truly smashed by Heaslip. There was another big incident and that was the Tomas O’Leary tackle on Cian Healey just before the tryline. If you’d like, I’ll post that too for discussions sake. ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Sainsbury’s stores seek local charity partners

first_imgSainsbury’s stores seek local charity partners 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. How to nominate a charityNominations can be made online or within your local shop. The form is very basic, requiring just the charity’s name, registration number, contact details, and a reason in no more than 500 words.Nominations close on 8 June 2014.Each store will then shortlist three charities, who will be invited in to pitch to staff.What are your chances of getting selected? The competition is certainly popular: last year 110,000 nominations were received. Sainsbury’s stores across the UK are once again inviting their customers to nominate their favourite local registered charity to become the branch’s charity of the year. Each selected charity will benefit from fundraising and volunteering from that store’s staff and customersOver the past five years, Sainsbury’s stores have raised over £6 million for these local charity partnerships.PR Ambassador & Community Representative, Jason Elton from the Kempshott store in Basingstoke said:“The voting started last Wednesday and our customers have nominated over 70 charities via the online nominations. With our post box in the store getting more and more suggestions, it will give us a busy selection process when voting finishes on June 8th.”  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Advertisement Howard Lake | 2 June 2014 | News [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtBIXDupwFI[/youtube] AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more

Purdue Ag Economist Breaks Down China Tariff Threat

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Ag Economist Breaks Down China Tariff Threat SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE By Eric Pfeiffer – Mar 27, 2018 Purdue Ag Economist Breaks Down China Tariff ThreatDr. Chris HurtPurdue University agricultural economist Chris Hurt says the tariffs by the Trump administration on steel and aluminum imports puts U.S. agriculture in harms way regarding trade. China’s wasted no time in coming up with a $3 billion list of U.S. targets for retaliation which includes U.S. soybeans and pork, among other U.S. ag products.China is threatening a 25 percent tariff on U.S. pork. Even with that tariff, Hurt does not expect the U.S. to lose all business in China, which would cost the U.S. producer two dollars per-head. Further, he points at a recent downturn of four dollars in the futures market.“My first guess is to say that the pork market has way over responded. When you look at agriculture, it’s pretty important to recognize that while we sold them $28.5 billion of ag goods, soybeans are the big thing in that package.”Soybeans represent roughly $12.5 billion of the $28.5 billion of U.S. ag products exported to China. Hurt says it appears that China is more interested in negotiating on soybeans.“That is the really big issue. That (China) wants to avoid the United States thinking we’re going to go after soybeans. I think they’re saying, ‘we want to negotiate’. The Trump administration kind of has a style to make bold statements to shock the world, then to get people to come to the table to talk.In the meantime, Hurt says to expect volatility.“The bottom line is nobody knows. It adds a lot of uncertainty; markets do not like uncertainty. Meanwhile, we have our whole farm sector throughout the Midwest that is affected by that. They’re having to sell their products at more depressed prices.” Facebook Twitter Previous articleRFA Opposes the EPA Proposed Settlement for Bankrupt Pennsylvania RefinerNext articleTime Nears to Put Dicamba Training Efforts to Work Eric Pfeiffer Purdue Ag Economist Breaks Down China Tariff Threatlast_img read more