IPL 2020 MI vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction, Weather forecast, Pitch…

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The highest temperature will be around 38°C while the minimum temperature will be around 28°C.IPL 2020 MI vs RR Dream11 Pitch Report The stadiums across UAE will be slow and spin friendly. Both MI vs RR will expect their spin stars to make the most of the conditions which will be in favour of them.IPL 2020 MI vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction IPL 2020 LIVE Match DetailsMatch: Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals (MI vs RR)Date: 6th Oct 2020Time: 7:30 PM IST Football ATP Tour Previous articleKKR vs CSK IPL 2020: KKR’s ‘Beautiful Dab’ ft. Nagarkoti & Shivam MaviNext articleIPL 2020 KKR vs CSK Preview: Dinesh Karthik’s captaincy under scanner as KKR face resurgent CSK Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. MI vs RR in IPL 2020 LIVE: Where to catch MI vs RR Live Streaming?The match between MI vs RR will be live broadcasted on Star Sports Network in the Indian Sub-Continent. 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Facebook Twitter Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country IPL 2020 MI vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction, Weather forecast, Pitch Report, Captain, Vice Captain, Fantasy Playing Tips, LIVE Score, India Timing, Toss updates, Live Streamingcenter_img Football Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title TAGSIPL 2020MI vs RR CaptainMI vs RR Dream11 Playing XIMI vs RR Fantasy Playing TipsMI vs RR IPL 2020 Match 20 Updates MI vs RR Weather forecastMI vs RR Pitch ReportMI vs RR Predicted XIMI vs RR Today’s Fantasy Prediction Dream 11Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals SHARE Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Must-win game for both teams, Kickoff at 9.30PM IST; Follow Live Updates Football Football Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beat Belinda Bencic to clinch title RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Football Football IPL 2020 MI vs RR Dream11 Team Prediction Euro 2020, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Top 5 players to watch out for in MKD vs NED Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Verratti returns for Italy, Ampadu starts for Wales, check full line-ups; Follow Live Updates, Football last_img read more

IPL 2021: RR’s Rs 16.25cr all-rounder Chris Morris reveals “Ben Stokes…

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter IPL 2021: RR’s Rs 16.25cr all-rounder Chris Morris reveals “Ben Stokes will open the batting” CricketIndian premier leagueIndian Premier League 2021 Cricket Cricket Cricket WTC Final Live: Virat Kohli continues century drought as Kyle Jamieson wins IPL team rivalry Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Muttiah Muralitharan voted ‘Greatest Men’s Test Bowler’ of 21st century WTC Final 2021 LIVE: 5 Ways to watch India vs New Zealand World Test Championship LIVE Streaming for free IPL 2021: RR’s Rs 16.25cr all-rounder Chris Morris reveals “Ben Stokes will open the batting” – Follow insidesport for more updates IPL 2021-  RR’s Rs 16.25cr all-rounder Chris Morris reveals “Ben Stokes will open the batting”: IPL auction’s most expensive buy Chris Morris says leading the Rajasthan Royals’ pace attack in the absence of injured Jofra Archer in the upcoming IPL will be an added responsibility but it doesn’t change his role in the team.In a major blow to the Royals’ campaign, pace spearhead Archer was ruled out of the first half of the tournament due to an elbow injury he suffered during the recently concluded England’s tour of India. 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Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates TAGSBen StokesChris MorrisChris Morris revealsIPL 2021Rajasthan Royal SHARE Cricket Cricket By Kunal Dhyani – March 30, 2021 ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoIn his absence new-recruit Morris is set to lead the fast-bowling attack.“Every single team that I have played in the IPL, my role has been with the new ball and at the death. That doesn’t really change. I have always had fast bowlers in the team and I’ve been there supporting act,” Morris said at a virtual press conference.“It won’t be a new role if I am leading an attack, won’t be new if I am supporting. There is a little bit of responsibility when it comes to leading the attack. But like I said, since it wouldn’t be able to be alien to me,” he added.Morris became the most expensive buy in the IPL auction history with the Royals shelling out Rs 16.25 crore for the South African all-rounder last month.Talking about the pressure that comes with such an expensive price tag, Morris said “I think it’s natural to have a little bit of a pressure when something like that has happened. I’d be lying to you if there wasn’t any pressure but fortunately enough in the past, I have been coming in with quite a big price tag on my head.“At the end of the day, you need to perform, no matter what the price tag is.” Morris feels his role in the team is different to that of fellow all-rounder Ben Stokes, who he feels possess the “magic touch in cricket”.Also Read: IPL 2021 Live Streaming for free with Jio , Airtel and…“I think we have got different roles Stokes opens the batting. He is one of the best in the world if not the best. My role is to finish off games with the bat which I hope I can do more of this year.“With the ball it’s different I think he bowled a lot less in the IPL last year than he did in the previous years. But the guy has got the magic touch when it comes to cricket. So, you know, if we feeding off each other in our different roles on the team, you know, I think we could be quite a quite an interesting duo to come up against,” Morris said.The Royals have a new skipper in Sanju Samson this year. Morris, who has shared the dressing room with the 26-year-old in the IPL before, feels as someone who keeps wickets and also fields, the Indian will have to a lot to offer while leading the side. Cricket WTC Final Live- Ind vs NZ: Kyle Jamieson bags 5th five-wicket haul in 8th Test, rattles India in WTC final WTC Final Day 3 LIVE Score: Latham, Conway provide slow start, India eye breakthrough; NZ 22/0 (15 ovs)- Follow Live Updates Cricket Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, Indialast_img read more

Notore Chemical Industries Plc (NOTORE.ng) HY2019 Interim Report

first_imgNotore Chemical Industries Plc (NOTORE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the half year.For more information about Notore Chemical Industries Plc (NOTORE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Notore Chemical Industries Plc (NOTORE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Notore Chemical Industries Plc (NOTORE.ng)  2019 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileNotore Chemicals Industries Plc is one of the leading fertiliser and agro-allied companies in Africa. The principal activities of the Company are to manufacture, treat, process, produce, supply and deal in nitrogenous fertilizer and all substances suited to improving the fertility of soil and water. The Company has a 500,000 metric tonne Urea Plant in Onne, Rivers State, Nigeria.last_img read more

Forget the Royal Mail share price, I’d go for this 8% FTSE 250 dividend instead

first_img Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 4th January, 2020 | More on: PAY RMG Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of PayPoint. 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. Firstly, the group’s balance sheet is much stronger. At the end of its 2019 financial year, PayPoint reported a net cash balance of £38m on its balance sheet, compared to Royal Mail’s net debt position of £320m. Secondly, there is its cash generation. For fiscal 2019, the company generated £50m of free cash flow from operations, roughly covering its dividend to investors. To put it another way, after spending £11m on capital projects, the firm returned all excess cash to investors. High qualityAnother reason why I like PayPoint over Royal Mail is the fact that the company is what I like to call a high-quality business.Over the past six years, the group has produced an average return on invested capital (a measure of profit for every £1 invested in the business) of 64%, compared to the market median of just 4%!This number tells me that PayPoint is a highly profitable enterprise. As the company provides the vital service of payments processing for tens of thousands of businesses and customers around the world, I reckon this should continue for many years to come.That’s why I’d buy this 8.3% yielder over Royal Mail any day.  Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares At first glance, the Royal Mail (LSE: RMG) share price looks like an excellent income investment. At the time of writing, the stock offers a prospective dividend yield of 6.4%, compared to the broader market average of 3.5%. However, when you dig into the company’s prospects and cash flows, it looks as if this distribution is on shaky ground. 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…Falling earningsSince 2016, Royal Mail’s net income has halved, falling from £325m in 2015 to £175m for 2019. City analysts are expecting this trend to continue for the next two years. Analysts have pencilled in a 55% decline in earnings for 2020 and 31% for 2021. Based on these projections, Royal Mail’s dividend cover looks set to fall from 1.4 times in its current fiscal year to under one by 2021. A dividend cover ratio of less than one implies that the company will not be earning enough money from its operations to cover the dividend. That’s a big red flag.If Royal Mail does not have enough cash coming in from operations to meet its projected dividend, then the company will either have to sell assets or borrow money to meet the payout. The next option is a dividend cut. That’s why I think investors would be better off avoiding the Royal Mail share price for the time being. Cash cow Instead of Royal Mail, I’d buy FTSE 250 income champion PayPoint (LSE: PAY). This year, PayPoint is expected to distribute 84p per share to investors in dividends, giving a yield of 8.3% on the current share price. Its dividend is also uncovered by earnings per share, but there are two reasons why I believe this distribution is more secure than that of Royal Mail.  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. Forget the Royal Mail share price, I’d go for this 8% FTSE 250 dividend instead “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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! Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Image source: Getty Images last_img read more

3 FTSE stocks I’d stockpile during the coronavirus pandemic

first_img The coronavirus outbreak has become a pandemic, and the toll on human and economic life is rising. We’ve seen panic-buying in supermarkets, and panic-selling in stock markets.The FTSE 100 doesn’t crash 30% in the space of a month without a great deal of fear and panic around. Yet I’m convinced this is the wrong time to be dumping shares. Indeed, I think long-term investors should be doing exactly the reverse. With this in mind, I wouldn’t recommend stockpiling groceries, but here are three FTSE stocks I’d stockpile during this market crash.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…Attractive qualitiesIt may not be a household name, like BP, Lloyds or Vodafone, but Halma (LSE: HLMA) is a FTSE 100 group with highly attractive qualities for investors.Its businesses are focused on delivering a safer, cleaner and healthier future for people worldwide. It operates in four sectors: Process Safety, Infrastructure Safety, Medical and Environmental & Analysis. These have long-term drivers for growth and high returns.The company issued a trading update yesterday, ahead of its financial year-end of 31 March. It hasn’t been immune to the impact of Covid-19. It advised it now expects adjusted profit before tax of £265m-£270m, compared with a City consensus forecast of £275.5m.According to my sums, this translates into earnings per share (EPS) of around 56p. At a share price of 1,930p, the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio is 34.5. This, together with a 1% yield on what I reckon will be a dividend of around 16.8p, may suggest an overly rich valuation. However, I believe the stock is worth buying for its relative resilience, and history — and long-term prospects — of strong growth.Often overlookedHikma Pharmaceuticals (LSE: HIK) is another lesser known FTSE 100 stock. Certainly it’s often overlooked, due to the presence of super-heavyweight sector peers AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline. However, I believe Hikma merits much greater interest from investors, and that the stock is very buyable today.The company issued strong annual results on 27 February, with growth across all three of its Injectables, Generics and Branded business segments. It had little to say on the coronavirus at that time, it having no extensive operations or manufacturing in China.However, management said it’s continually monitoring the situation. We may get an update before its next scheduled statement on 30 April. Either way, I see Hikma as another relatively resilient business, with excellent long-term growth prospects.At a share price of 1,900p, it trades at a P/E of 15 on current City forecasts of 127p EPS for 2020. A forecast dividend of 36p gives a yield of 1.9%.Solid smaller-capThere are some solid, small-caps trading at nice discounts right now. Alliance Pharma (LSE: APH) is certainly one smaller FTSE stock I’d happily buy today.In a full-year trading update, the company reported revenue for its Local brands slightly ahead of the prior year, but very strong growth across its International Star brands. These include Kelo-cote (a scar treatment product), and Nizoral (a medicated anti-dandruff shampoo).The trading update was on 22 January, but we’ll get the full results — and doubtless a first statement from management on the coronavirus — next Tuesday. I expect the business will be impacted to some extent. However, at a share price of 65p, Alliance is trading at an attractive P/E of 13 on a consensus EPS forecast of 5p. There’s also a yield of 2.5% on a predicted 1.6p dividend. See all posts by G A Chester 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. 3 FTSE stocks I’d stockpile during the coronavirus pandemic Enter Your Email Address G A Chester has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Alliance Pharma, AstraZeneca, Halma, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, and Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. 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 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” G A Chester | Friday, 20th March, 2020 | More on: APH HIK HLMA Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Five things we learnt about rugby in November

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Danger man: Semi Radradra in action for Fiji at the World Cup (Getty Images) Let’s be honest, it’s not just Biggar who has improved under Boyd. Northampton’s demolition of Tigers was as easy on the eye as it was on the scoreboard. Saints are back.Six weeks for a gouge is laughableIt’s difficult to tell when British voters started becoming disaffected with politics, which they clearly are. Sadly, the same is now true with rugby’s disciplinary process. That La Rochelle’s Pierre Bourgarit received a six-week ban for a blatant gouge is worrying.This wasn’t some 1980s gouge delivered in a dark, sweaty, ruck with just anecdotal evidence to account for it. This was live on TV. In front of your eyes, my eyes and, most importantly, Tom Curry’s eyes.Bourgarit didn’t clumsily go for a head grab and then slide down for the gouge, nor did he go for a throat grab and then slide up. He looked like a free-climber feeling for a dent from which to pull. The gouge is the filthiest of all filth in rugby and for it to be worth just such-and-such weeks, reduced to such-and-such weeks, due to such-and-such previous record and such-and-such an apology is laughable.Social media has even stopped making jokes about the lottery of disciplinary panels. There was a time when jokes about taking good quality biscuits and wearing a tie to reduce the punishment were very popular on Twitter. Not any more. When people can’t even be bothered to make fun of rugby’s disciplinary issues, you know you’ve got a real problem.Dragon’s have a golden back row in the makingIn a period when we’re discussing the breaking of salary caps, it is pleasing to see the Dragons (a team that never has to worry about breaking a salary cap) discovering a special group of back-row forwards.Aaron Wainwright, Ollie Griffiths and Taine Basham have the making of an entire Wales back row, grown organically, from one club. In Wainwright, they have a six/eight who has already shown that he can cope with Test rugby. He has the contact work of a Test-level six and the pace and ball-carrying of a regional centre.Griffiths has the build and game of Sam Warburton and will only improve further by playing under the tutelage of his carbon-copy when he becomes a regular Wales squad member.In Basham, and his explosive carrying, they may have the makings of a young Ardie Savea. Tom Curry and Sam Underhill may be the new generation of back-row forwards who are currently getting the headlines, but you’ll be hearing plenty about the new Dragons’ unit. That is a certainty. From the joy of Semi Radradra to the despair of laughable bans, Paul Williams reflects on rugby’s recent goings-oncenter_img Semi Radradra signing proves power of PremiershipThe English Premiership has always attracted quality players from overseas. Since the game has turned professional, the value of English club rugby has been a flame to the most beautiful of rugby moths.However, Bristol Bears’ signing of Semi Radradra feels different. It seems like the signing that has tipped the balance of ‘signature power’ from the Top 14 to the Premiership.Radradra may not have been voted World Rugby’s Player of the Year, but he is ‘THE’ marquee player in the global game. He’s also one of those rare players who attracts the buying power of both rugby codes, which often drives the price even higher – see Latrell Mitchell.He is arguably the only player in the world who plays well regardless of the team around him. He isn’t reliant on possession, territory or quality players in the channels next to him – he can do it on his own.You could throw Radradra a potato behind his own try-line and by the time he’d carried it to the other try-line, it would have become triple-cooked chips with balsamic vinegar and organic sea salt. I cannot wait to see him play in the Premiership.Finn Russell’s M-eggAll of the greatest athletes end up either becoming known by their first name or by a ‘move’ that they made famous. In basketball we have Michael and LeBron, the Larry Bird ‘Fadeaway’ and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘Skyhook’. Football has Cristiano, Sir Alex and the ‘Cruyff’ turn. Now, rugby has the Finn Russell ‘M-egg’.It is similar to a nutmeg in football, but far more impressive. Firstly, it is accomplished using a ball whose shape renders it as reliable as an election manifesto. But by far the biggest difference between the rugby and football ‘meg’ is the fact that in football the defender is barely allowed to touch you, whereas in rugby they can still mangle you.Russell’s creative assault on Rory Scannell’s legs was beautiful, but perhaps more importantly it showed how more effective creative outside-halves can be when behind a dominant pack.Russell is arguably the most creative ten in the world, yet he looks like a different player when playing for Scotland compared to Racing 92. With Scotland, there simply isn’t the forward platform that allows Russell to consistently create. With limited possession, in a Test environment, his decisions appear reckless and rash. Behind a dominant club pack, he looks like the creative genius that he is.Biggar is thriving under BoydTo those that have watched Dan Biggar play through his entire career, it will come as no surprise that he is demonstrating a three-dimensional skill-set at Northampton Saints. But to those who have only seen him play for Wales, his ability to step, play on the gain-line and throw insane reverse passes may seem incongruous.The truth is Biggar has always had those skills, but under some coaches they haven’t been the priority – which is understandable given how accurate his kicking game is. Yet under Chris Boyd, the Super Rugby master, and arguably the freest flowing coach in the global game, Biggar looks like the ten that he always been. Rugby World magazine’s new issue comes with a free 2020 calendar and goes on sale on Tuesday 3 December.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

British Heart Foundation chooses Globix to pump new blood into charity’s website

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis British Heart Foundation chooses Globix to pump new blood into charity’s website 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: Digital Howard Lake | 2 May 2006 | News  28 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Best-of-breed hosting ensures 24/7 access to vital health information & donation servicesMay 2 2006: The British Heart Foundation (BHF) and managed hosting provider Globix today announced major enhancements to the charity’s website infrastructure to improve online performance and reliability, helping enhance the user experience of BHF’s 450,000 monthly website visitors.The BHF, which is the largest independent funder of heart research in the UK, is confident that online donations will increase significantly in 2006 above the £1.5million raised in 2005.“We are continuously looking for ways to improve the service the BHF website offers to our visitors,” explained Randy Perkins, Web Development Manager at the BHF. “Globix offers a hosting solution that guarantees a 24/7 web presence. Since Globix began hosting bhf.org.uk in March 2006 we’ve not been let down once.”Globix has designed and implemented a bespoke hosting and security infrastructure for BHF, using best of breed technologies and PRINCE2 project management methodology. The solution offers the Charity increased capacity and is being housed in Globix’ state of the art London data centre, which has some of the most advanced power and cooling capabilities in the UK.“Good hosting is not cheap and choosing the wrong provider can cost an organisation dearly, not just in capital investment, but in terms of lost revenues and major brand damage. As a charity, the British Heart Foundation is very conscious about all of these, but especially about how it spends money,” explained Paul Court, Director of Operations, Globix UK. “We are confident that the improvements we have already enabled, alongside the new services we will underpin for BHF, will help us return the BHF’s investment very quickly.”Revenue generated by the website is vital to BHF. It directly funds research, education and care. The site also provides a valuable public service, giving people a resource for information on heart problems. It is therefore very important that the website is constantly available for users and that it is supported by the highest levels of security to protect financial information.“Globix fully understands the importance of service availability for BHF. The infrastructure we have built will make sure it can focus on creating new web services while we focus on ensuring that they can be used to their full potential,” added Paul.Randy concluded, “Globix has been extremely responsive and helpful. Currently we’re going to focus on expanding the content on the site to include video, something we haven’t tried before, and hope this will enhance the user’s experience by creating a more adventurous and interactive site. Moving forward we will look at adding to the services we offer BHF partners, including the possible development of extranets.”ENDSFor further press information please contact:Caroline Howlett or Dan WarrenNelson Bostock Communications+44 (0)20 7229 4400caroline.howlett / [email protected] TO EDITORSAbout Globix UK (www.globix.com)Globix UK is a leading managed hosting and security services provider, offering a one-stop outsourcing-shop for businesses looking to reduce the cost, complexity and risk associated with managing complex web infrastructures.It’s comprehensive portfolio of products and services includes: infrastructure (co-location, business continuity, networks); managed hosting and security (server admin, IDS, DDoS); application management (databases, custom code, web servers) and media services (streaming); supported around the clock by a team of highly experienced consultants and engineers.Globix provides expert solutions for SMEs through to large blue-chip businesses across a range of vertical markets, and has over 400 UK customers including Lloyds TSB, The Telegraph, Carphone Warehouse, 888.com and Ebookers. It owns and manages its own infrastructure and operates some of the most advanced data-centre facilities in Europe.Globix UK is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Globix Corporation, which is headquartered in New York (AMEX:GEX).About British Heart Foundation (www.bhf.org.uk)The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is leading the battle against heart and circulatory disease – the UK’s biggest killer. The Charity is a major funder and authority in cardiovascular research. It plays an important role in funding education, both of the public and of health professionals, and in providing life-saving cardiac equipment and support for rehabilitation and patient care. For more information on the BHF, visit bhf.org.uklast_img read more

Successful Community Fundraising: A Complete How-To Guide

first_img Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Successful Community Fundraising: A Complete How-To Guide About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

RSF urges UK parliament to reject menacing “Snoopers’ Charter”

first_img RSF_en RSF Appoints Rebecca Vincent Director of its New London Bureau October 27, 2016 RSF urges UK parliament to reject menacing “Snoopers’ Charter” Organisation to go further News United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting sources Freedom of expression RSF condemns the UK’s seizure of Syrian journalist’s passport September 27, 2016 Find out more RSF urges British parliament to amend “Snoopers’ Charter” Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News September 27, 2016 Find out more United KingdomEurope – Central Asia Protecting sources Freedom of expression Reporters Without Borders (RSF) remains seriously concerned about the Investigatory Powers Bill (IPB), also referred to as the “Snoopers’ Charter”, which continues to threaten press freedom in the UK despite a series of amendments adopted by the House of Lords. Abstention is not enough; RSF urges parliament to reject the bill in its current form. The IPB was drafted by UK Prime Minister Theresa May when she was Home Secretary, submitted to parliament last November, and approved by the House of Commons on 7 June. It would grant authorities vast powers to intercept, gather, and store the communications data of tens of millions of people, including whistleblowers, journalists, and their sources. RSF has described the IPB as a possible “death sentence” for investigative journalism, which depends directly on the safety, and often on the anonymity, of sources.Having concluded the report stage at the House of Lords, the bill is now in its final stages, and will undergo a third reading on 31 October. Despite adopting an extensive series of amendments, peers failed to respond to many of the concerns voiced by civil society. The bill does not sufficiently protect journalists, and retains provisions that threaten journalists’ ability to protect the confidentiality of their sources. This becomes even more menacing considering the bill’s failure to require authorities to systematically give prior notice to journalists when they plan to obtain their communications data or hack into their devices.Further, some of the amendments adopted by the House of Lords have made the already problematic bill even more damaging for press freedom. The bill now contains a provision aimed at forcing the government to implement Section 40 of the Crime and Courts Act 2013 – which RSF also considers threatening to press freedom – that would require media outlets which refuse to sign up to a state-approved regulator to bear the costs of any claims filed against them, regardless of merit.“The Investigatory Powers Bill remains extremely threatening, particularly for investigative journalism, and is even more worrying when viewed in the context of other recent moves by the UK authorities against press freedom. The bill should be rejected, and this broader alarming trend must be immediately reversed in line with the UK’s press freedom obligations”, said Rebecca Vincent, RSF’s UK Bureau Director.The IPB would replace the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA). If adopted during the third reading at the House of Lords, the bill would then go back to the House of Commons, which would consider the amendments made by the House of Lords. It would become law once it receives Royal Assent.The United Kingdom is ranked 38th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. News News August 31, 2016 Find out more Follow the news on United Kingdomlast_img read more

California Attorney General Commits $37.5 Million to Combatting Tobacco Use In Minors; Pasadena Gets Grant Funds

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