Paul Summers | Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 | More on: BEG KETL I think these cheap small-cap dividend stocks are cracking buys in this market crash Enter Your Email Address It’s understandable if many investors are steering well clear of small-cap stocks right now. The share prices of minnows have a tendency to be more sensitive than established stock market juggernauts from the FTSE 100, even at the best of times. During a crisis like this, the volatility dial is turned up to 10.That’s not to say there aren’t any great stocks available for those willing to look at the lower end of the market spectrum. 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Away from the headline numbers, it’s pleasing to see that Strix continues to improve the health of its balance sheet.It saw investments such as the building of a new factory in China and the acquisition of assets from clean water business HaloSource. But its net debt was still cut to £26.3m, a roughly 4% improvement from the end of 2018. Regarding the coronavirus, CEO Mark Bartlett said the small-cap’s manufacturing operations in China had improved. He said they had “recovered with a c.100% production capacity and operational supply chain which is sufficient to meet customer demand”. That should be hugely reassuring for those (like me) already holding the stock. As a further sign of confidence in its outlook, Strix stated that it would propose a final dividend of 5.1p. This would bring the total cash return for 2019 to 7.7p per share, a 10% increase on 2018’s payout and covered healthily by profits. Taking today’s share price rise into account, that gives a trailing yield of 6%. 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Eye of the storm: George North is at the centre of a combustible political wrangle between the WRU and the RegionsWales cannot allow George North to leave Welsh rugbyThe magnitude of George North leaving Welsh rugby, for financial reasons, cannot be overestimated. If he leaves, Welsh rugby has finally admitted defeat and resigned the regional game to second-tier status. Unlike the loss of Mike Phillips and Gethin Jenkins, for example, both of whom are approaching the twilight of their careers, no amount of dressing up will make North’s export to potential suitors Northampton any more palatable. North’s exit shouldn’t be judged purely on the field – his impact extends far beyond that. North is not only one of the first names on the team sheet; he is one of the first names that children want printed on the back of their replica shirts. North is an icon for young rugby supporters in Wales and key to keeping them supporting and playing the game. North is potentially a once in a generation player and that generation deserve and need to see him play this side of the Severn BridgeCory Allen is a ready-made replacement for Jamie RobertsSome rugby fans may not be too au fait with Cory Allen. The 6ft 4in centre’s appearances for the Cardiff Blues have been limited. Next season, however, that is surely about to change. Allen’s performances for Wales’ Under 20’s have been sound – but his performances in March’s IRB Hong Kong Sevens were on another level. Allen may be built like a modern crash-bang 12, but he has the lateral movement and handling of a ball-playing three-quarter. Allen’s one-handed dummy in the final against Fiji was sublime and the resultant touchdown was voted try of the tournament. Cardiff Blues have recently been searching for a suitable replacement for Jamie Roberts, it may be that the long term replacement is already under their noses.Making an impression: Cory Allen starred in Hong KongThe Ides of MarchMarch 2013 should be remembered as a triumphant period in Welsh rugby. March saw Wales win their fourth Six Nations Championship in nine seasons. March saw Wales deliver their most comprehensive performance in the modern era and complete a run of five games with an incredible average tackle completion of 92.6%. March saw the four regions come together for Judgement Day at the Millennium Stadium in front of 36,000-plus fans for the first time. It also saw Wales’ Sevens squad reach their first IRB Sevens Cup final and the Lions selection pendulum swing irrefutably towards the men in red. However, for many, March may not be remembered for the achievements of Welsh rugby. Attention will once again be drawn to its failings and the collapse of relations between the regions and the WRU. It’s a real mess that is as sad as it is predictable.Professional game deserves professional administrationRugby officially turned professional in Wales in 1995. However, the administration of the game is still, at times, alarmingly amateur – from all of the parties concerned. It’s incomprehensible that after 18 years of professional rugby Wales still doesn’t have a structure that works across domestic and international rugby. Relations between the WRU, Regional Rugby Wales (RRW) and the individual regions have descended to an embarrassing level. The respective bodies are unable to sit around the same table and the Professional Rugby Game Board (PRGB), set up to resolve such issues, is essentially defunct after just one fleeting meeting. The unedifying press releases of the past few days are embarrassing for Welsh rugby as a sport and the nation as a whole. Rugby is our national game and must be run with a certain level of professionalism and decorum. That’s why boardrooms have doors – keep them shut and get it sorted.Support: Fans are sad but not surprised by the latest fall-outMoney is the only solution CARDIFF, WALES – MARCH 16: Wales fans sing prior to the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and England at Millennium Stadium on March 16, 2013 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) There are myriad reasons touted for the failure of regional rugby – low attendance figures, issues with player release, and a lack of supporters identifying with the regions. However all of these issues can be solved with money. Money, from whatever source, props up the Top 14, Super Rugby and the Aviva Premiership – Welsh rugby is no different. Money nurtures academies and attracts talented players. Talented players attract supporters and silverware. Silverware attracts sponsors. And so it continues. The issue of regional identity would arguably disappear if a Welsh region won back-to-back Heineken Cups – how many Manchester United fans identify with their club despite living hundreds of miles away? The solution seems obvious. Currently the WRU’s net profits aren’t big enough to maintain a core of 12-15 players in Wales – even before tax it would only maintain ten players on a salary of £240,000. Therefore the ‘fastracked’ payments on the Millennium stadium, previously designed to free the WRU from debt by 2021, need to be redrawn and reduced. The excess cash can then pumped directly into the regions or centrally controlled by the union. Whilst the rationale for paying off the debt is laudable and understandable, having a debt-free stadium in which you will have no product to showcase in years to come is at best, shortsighted, at worst, foolhardy. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Howard Lake | 4 June 2004 | News 29 total views, 1 views today 30 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The European Group has published its 2004 edition of its EU money Grants Directory. It is available on CD-Rom or can be downloaded from the Web for £15.The 2004 Directory consists of 136 pages, published in Adobe Acrobat PDF, and contains information extracted from the European Commission’s 2,000-page budget.Grants available range from £3,000 to over £1.5 million and are on offer to all types of organisation including charities and voluntary groups. Funding is available for all kinds of issue including education and training, human rights, child protection, environment, racism, women’s issues, transport, energy and many more.Voluntary sector organisations who purchase the Grants Directory are also entitled to access a fundraising course that is available online for 12 months at a reduced fee. The course is designed to help voluntary sector organisations make the most of the funding they receive as well as improve their fundraising capabilities. Advertisement Directory of EU Grants 2004 published 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.
The Ramblers Association appoints brand agency Spencer du Bois The Ramblers’ Association has appointed not-for-profit branding specialists Spencer du Bois to review its brand positioning and corporate identity. The charity, which has campaigned for the rights of walkers for over seventy years, wants to “reach a new generation of walkers and make people look at the association, its work, services and membership benefits in a new way”.Spencer du Bois won the account following a three-way competitive pitch. The agency has been given a wide ranging brief to rethink the current branding, messages and positioning for both internal and external communications.James Hale, Director of Marketing & Communications at The Ramblers’ Association said: “Although we’ve seen steady membership growth, with over 135,000 members, it’s time to change public perceptions of the Association, reach out to a wider audience and continue to attract new members.“Recently, we succeeded in winning major lottery funding to establish urban walking programmes under the title ‘Get Walking, Keep Walking’. Spencer du Bois has taken time to understand our needs and we’re looking forward to working closely with them on this exciting project.”www.spencerdubois.co.uk AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 February 2008 | News 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. Tagged with: Individual giving 21 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
printAttention Fort Worth moms! Grab your closest gal pals and head over to the Best Friend Bazaar on April 9.This event is hosted by FWMB (Fort Worth Moms Blog) and will be from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Joan Katz Breast Center at Baylor Saints Medical Center. The Joan Katz Breast Center (JKBC) works to surround its patients with empathy and hope.“The JKBC does that so beautifully and we want to cheer them on,” said owner of the Fort Worth Mom’s Blog Emily Youree. “The Fort Worth Moms Blog is passionate about Fort Worth and the women who live here.”The Best Friend Bazaar has two main purposes. Firstly, the bazaar will raise funds through ticket sales. JKBC will receive 30 percent of the proceeds from ticket sales. Also purchases from vendors will benefit the breast center. The second purpose is to raise awareness about the services JKBC provides to area women and to provide information about women’s health issues.Moms who go to the event can snag a swag bag and enter to win some fabulous giveaways, even a designer handbag! Enjoy complimentary food and beverages and learn from experts about women’s health issues.Tickets can be purchased on the blog. + posts Facebook ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature Creepy clown sighting reported to Fort Worth police, no clowns found Sierra Tuthillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sierra-tuthill/ Linkedin Sierra Tuthillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sierra-tuthill/ Sierra Tuthill Hop your way into spring: a guide to upcoming local beer festivals Twitter Sierra Tuthillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sierra-tuthill/ Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Sierra Tuthill is a junior journalism major and film, television & digital media minor. She is the staff writer for the109.org. Sierra is the co-captain of the TCU Showgirls and loves country music, diet coke and the TCU Horned Frogs! ReddIt Child abuse prevention month aims to raise awareness and create change Twitter Linkedin Sierra Tuthillhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/sierra-tuthill/ Who’s your (Frog) Daddy? Previous articleRipple Effect: TCU professor talks gravitational wavesNext articleCampus bookstore to undergo name, operation change Sierra Tuthill RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday
Reports March 9, 2017 – Updated on March 11, 2017 Censorship and surveillance of journalists: an unscrupulous business Organisation Reports and statisticsOnline freedomsMedia independence Citizen-journalistsInternet RSF_en Reports and statisticsOnline freedomsMedia independence Citizen-journalistsInternet On World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is releasing a report denouncing the readiness with which leading Internet companies submit to the demands of authoritarian regimes in order to profit. RSF is also concerned about the many cases of online surveillance of journalists and calls for the creation of binding international regulatory mechanisms. The trade, plied by companies with expertise in cyber-surveillance, is lucrative, but dubious. RSF condemns the legal void that allows these companies to sell their products to regimes bent on online surveillance and censorship – just to increase their market share.Recent revelations suggest that the Israeli company NSO is implicated in a case of arbitrary Mexican government surveillance of investigative journalist Rafael Cabrera. Online surveillance constitutes a serious violation of media freedom. According to a report published by Der Spiegel on 25 February, Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND) has spied on journalists with such international media outlets as the BBC, New York Times, and Reuters for years. RSF also deplores the frequency with which Facebook posts and tweets are reportedly suppressed. In Turkey, for example, Twitter deployed its local content management tool, which can be used to block access to a tweet or an account from within a given country. After last July’s abortive coup, Twitter lost no time in complying with orders to censor the accounts of more than 20 journalists and media outlets. There is also concern about Facebook’s active cooperation with certain governments, its deletion of journalistic content, and its opaque content “moderation” policies. The examples include the fan page of ARA News, a website that covers developments in Syria, Iraq, Turkey, and other parts of the Middle East. Facebook blocked the site for several days last December without explanation. #CollateralFreedom: five censored sites unblocked by RSF On World Day Against Cyber-Censorship, RSF is also pleased to report that it has embarked on Operation Collateral Freedom #3, with the goal of making online information accessible in countries where it is censored and deterring “Enemies of the Internet” from blocking news websites.After unblocking access to 11 websites in 2015 and six others in 2016, this operation has created alternative access to five more news websites that are blocked in their country of origin: Ozguruz (the well-known Turkish journalist Can Dündar’s new site) in Turkey, Azathabar in Turkmenistan, Meydan TV, reporting on Azerbaijan from exile, Doha News in Qatar, and Alqst in Saudi Arabia. This operation is based on the technique of mirroring. RSF uses the hosting services of such major companies such as Fastly, Amazon, Microsoft, and Google to create duplicates or “mirrors” of the censored sites. “Enemies of the Internet” cannot block access to the mirrors without a collateral impact on their own access to these Internet giants, hence the operation’s name – Collateral Freedom. An extension for the Chrome browser created in 2016 facilitates access to the #CollateralFreedom mirror sites. When someone tries to access one of the original websites from within a country where it is blocked, the icon of the “RSF Censorship Detector” app appears if the extension is installed. Clicking on this icon automatically redirects the user to RSF’s unblocked mirror site. RSF has to buy bandwidth to keep the mirror sites accessible. The more they are visited, the faster this bandwidth is used up. RSF asks all Internet users to help pay for this bandwidth in order to prolong access to the mirrors. For more information, visit: https://rsf.org/en/collateral-freedomYou can contribute to this operation: – By using the #CollateralFreedom hashtag to share this information and by helping to increase awareness of the work of these blocked sites. – By making a donation that will be used to help keep this operation going. Turkmenistan, Saudi Arabia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Qatar are ranked 178th, 165th, 161st, 151st, and 117th respectively (out of 180 countries) in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. Press contact: Emilie Boulay / [email protected] / + 33 6 77 92 16 77 Help by sharing this information Related documents rsf_report_censorship_and_surveillance_of_journalists.pdfPDF – 2.33 MB
News RSF_en News News The police copied some information found on Martinelli’s computers, seized notebooks containing notes of the investigation and took numbers found on his mobile phone. They also read documents relating to the “Monster of Florence” on Sarzanini’s work computer but without copying them. Both journalists refused to reveal their sources. Ten RSF recommendations for the European Union Receive email alerts February 5, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders condemns new violations of protection of sources Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders has protested about the violation of the right to protect their sources of two journalists whose homes and offices were searched by police.The searches against Massimo Martinelli, of the daily Il Messaggero, and Fiorenza Sarzanini, of the daily Corriere della Sera in Rome were ordered by the prosecutor’s office in Perugia, central Italy on 4 February.The two journalists were accused of breaking legal confidentiality rules relating to an investigation into the death of a doctor suspected of having ordered another person to commit a series of murders.”The Italian courts have on a number of occasions violated the principle of the protection of sources, which is fundamental in ensuring independent investigative journalism,” said Reporters Without Borders.”The European Court of Human Rights views searches of homes and offices of journalists as contrary to Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights in the absence of a ‘pressing social need’. It is obvious that the searches were not in that category and were in fact an unacceptable attack on press freedom,” said the international press freedom organisation.Sarzanini and Martinelli both wrote articles at the end of January 2004 about the investigation into the death of a doctor suspected of being behind the satanic ritual murder of eight couples in the Tuscany countryside between 1968 and 1985 carried out by a man nicknamed the “Monster of Florence”. The journalists are accused of revealing information in the enquiry evidence in breach of legal confidentiality rules. RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive ItalyEurope – Central Asia News Organisation Follow the news on Italy ItalyEurope – Central Asia December 2, 2020 Find out more November 23, 2020 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia to go further November 19, 2020 Find out more
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Tulsa Police Department/FacebookBy Jon Haworth, ABC News(TULSA, Okla.) — A man has been arrested after stalking his former female colleague for over a month, shooting her husband and attempting to kidnap her from her own home.The incident occurred on Friday, April 2, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, when the unnamed target of the kidnapping was leaving for work in the morning as her husband escorted her to her vehicle when they saw the suspect, Justin Arthur-Ray Davis, sitting in his truck nearby, according to a statement from the Tulsa Police Department (TPD).“Davis has been stalking the victim for over a month after he resigned at their mutual work place,” TPD said. “She has made reports of Davis sitting outside her apartment and leaving candy and food on her door step.”It was then that Davis got out of his truck with a shotgun and chased after the couple with it as they ran back into their apartment.“Davis shot through the door hitting the husband in the hand,” authorities said. “Davis [then] went into the apartment and grabbed the victim dragging her down the stairs, assaulting her along the way.”Police say that neighbors woke up to the sounds of the incident and witnessed Davis “choke and punch the victim,” leading them to immediately call 911.“The husband then came back down stairs to save her and Davis [pointed] the shotgun at him saying he will kill him if she doesn’t get in the truck,” TPD said.The suspect then reportedly fired two shots from the shotgun into the air.Davis took off as authorities began to arrive on scene which led to a short police chase on I-44. But when the suspect attempted to take an off-ramp, he crashed his car as he lost control of it.Davis was transported to a local area hospital for a laceration to his head and booked into the Tulsa County Jail. Officers recovered the shotgun and ammunition at the scene of the accident.It is currently unclear what charges Davis will face for his involvement in this incident.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.