Halfords cuts profit guidance

first_img whatsapp Share John Dunne whatsapp Halfords cuts profit guidance Show Comments ▼ Halfords reduced its profit guidance for the second time in three months as underlying sales continued to fall in tough markets.The bicycles and car parts firm also announced a share buyback programme of up to £75m.Halfords forecast a year to April 1 pretax profit of between £124m and £127m, with group sales of £869m and gross margins broadly flat.In January Halfords had guided that year profit would be about £127m after sales in the run-up to Christmas failed to meet expectations.Sales at Halfords stores open over a year fell 6.8 per cent in the 13 weeks to 1 April, its fiscal fourth quarter.That compares with a third quarter fall of 6.6 per cent.Like-for-like sales at the firm’s Autocentres car servicing business were down 1.4 per cent, having been up 1.6 per cent in the earlier period.It also flagged a four per cent rise in costs and said delivery of initial profit objectives for Autocentres will be delayed. Thursday 7 April 2011 2:53 am Tags: NULL More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comlast_img read more

Read More »

Time to buy these battered FTSE 100 stocks?

first_imgTime to buy these battered FTSE 100 stocks? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended InterContinental Hotels 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. See all posts by Paul Summers Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Paul Summers | Thursday, 7th May, 2020 | More on: IHG WTB I don’t need me to tell you 2020 has been a horrible year so far for any travel and leisure-related stocks in the FTSE 100.Among the biggest casualties of the coronavirus pandemic have been Intercontinental Hotels (LSE: IHG) and Premier Inn owner Whitbread (LSE: WTB). Their shares are now down 34% and 43% respectively compared to the start of January. Go back to mid-March and they were even lower.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…With lockdowns gradually lifting around the world, however, is now the time to buy in?More disruption aheadToday’s Q1 update from Intercontinental has barely budged the share price. This suggests the market’s expectations on how awful the numbers would be weren’t wide of the mark. Revenue per available room — the hotel industry’s preferred performance measure — fell just under 25% in the quarter, compared to the same period in 2019. Unsurprisingly, March was a nightmare month for the FTSE 100 member. Revenue tumbled 55%, due to the implementation of travel bans and social distancing.Based on the company’s predictions for April, Q2 is likely to be even worse. Revenue last month is estimated to be 80% lower, which makes sense given that 1,000 of Intercontinental’s hotels were shut.Commenting on today’s numbers, CEO Keith Barr said the coronavirus is “the most significant challenge both IHG and our industry have ever faced” and that Intercontinental expected “continued disruption in the months ahead.“Contrarian FTSE 100 buy?There were, however, a few chinks of light. The company has, for example, seen lower levels of revenue decline than the industry as a whole in the US. It attributed this to being less dependent on international travel and big events to make money than in other parts of the world.As you might expect, Intercontinental has also been proactive in slashing costs and now has a decent cash pile at its disposal. Encouragingly, the company believes it can continue to operate “for at least 18 months in a theoretical ‘zero occupancy’ environment.” This gives me confidence that now might be the time to at least start building a position in the £6bn-cap.An expected earnings per share decline of 26% in 2020 leaves the stock on a P/E of 18. That’s not cheap if we assume that travel is going to be disrupted for months to come. That said, I’d still be more inclined to buy Intercontinental over its FTSE 100 peer. Limited upside?I’ve long considered Whitbread over-priced, especially after it sold its popular Costa Coffee brand to Coca Cola. I’m not sure my opinion has changed, even after the share price decline witnessed in 2020.Don’t get me wrong, there are things to like. It is, after all, the UK’s leading hotel business. The firm is also growing its presence in Germany which, incidentally, has already begun easing lockdown measures.Based purely on quality metrics, however, it’s clear Intercontinental is a better investment. Even when running optimally, Whitbread makes consistently lower returns on the money it feeds into the business.Intercontinental also has multiple great brands and hotels around the world. All this goes some way to explaining why it features in Terry Smith’s incredibly popular Fundsmith Equity Fund. And Whitbread doesn’t. I’d opt for Intercontinental. A P/E of 17 for FY21 still looks a bit too dear to me. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.last_img read more

Read More »

60m direct debit donations made to charity in 2014

first_img Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  43 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Last year 60 million donations were made to charity via Direct Debit, two million more than the previous year, according to Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), the people behind Direct Debit in the UK.This increase was worth an extra £48 million for charities, a 4.1% increase over the previous year. Direct debit donations last year were worth over £1.2 billion.The number of Direct Debits made out to charities has increased by six million (11%) since 2011.Which charities have benefited?The types of causes that benefited from the largest increases in the number of Direct Debit donations during 2014 were:• environment: 7.1% (worth 5% increase in value)• animal 5.6% (worth 6.2% increase in value)Causes that benefited by the largest increase in the value of Direct Debit donations were:• housing (9.6%)• old age (9.4%)Bacs’ charity sector specialist, Graham Callaghan, welcomed the increased popularity of giving regularly by Direct Debit.He said:“We know that automated payments are cost-effective for charities, as they are cheaper to process than the likes of cash and cheques, while they are also easy and convenient for those donating. Converting supporters to Direct Debit also increases retention rates, impacting on long term collection levels.” Howard Lake | 2 April 2015 | Newscenter_img Tagged with: direct debit Individual giving regular giving Research / statistics 60m direct debit donations made to charity in 2014 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

Read More »

Donegal Deputy shocked after banks reveal they have issued 14,721 repossession letters

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Previous articleGreen light given to major new supermarket in BallybofeyNext articleESB to appeal council refusal for major development windfarm at Ballintra News Highland Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has expressed shock at the revelation that some 14,721 repossession letters have been sent by the four banks that appeared before the Oireachtas Finance Committee this week.  Deputy Doherty said an additional 2,439 requests for voluntary surrender were sent out.Speaking after the final committee meeting of the week Deputy Doherty said:“This week’s revelations in the Finance Committee from Bank of Ireland, AIB, Ulster Bank and PTSB that they have sent out 14,721 repossession letters and 2,439 requests for voluntary surrender are shocking. This government caved in to the bank’s demands by reversing the Dunne Judgment in their favour and changing the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears to allow them to apply greater pressure to struggling homeowners.“The most galling thing about the banks’ appearances this week is that they are including sending letters threatening repossession as ‘solutions’. The Central Bank set at a target of 20% of offers to be made by the banks to mortgage holders in arrears of over 90 days. The banks are claiming to have met this target but only by sending out repossession letters.“Clearly the banks are abusing the system and are not co-operating with mortgage holders in the spirit of the Mortgage Arrears Resolution Process. This is not too surprising as Sinn Féin warned that the government’s plan of letting the banks off the leash would inevitably lead to more repossessions and threats of repossessions.“The Central Bank and Minister Noonan must make it clear to the banks that sending out threatening letters and including these in your figures amounts to fiddling the figures.  The arrogance of the banks in attending this week’s meeting without the figures that they sent to the Central Bank is typical of the spoiled brat attitude that comes with the knowledge that the government is on your side.“I accept that not all of the 14,721 letters sent out will result in repossession but they represent a failure of the banks to face reality and a failure of the government to stand up for struggling homeowners.” News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th By News Highland – September 6, 2013 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Donegal Deputy shocked after banks reveal they have issued 14,721 repossession letterscenter_img Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Facebook WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

Read More »

Milton Keynes arrest as part of Kerr murder investigation

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest By News Highland – November 27, 2012 Facebook News WhatsApp A 22 year old man has been arrested and a lorry seized in Milton Keynes by detectives investigating the murder of Constable Ronan Kerr in Omagh last year.The 25 year old was killed when a bomb exploded under his car in April 2011.Police have also carried out searches in Omagh and Cumbria, seizing a number of items. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Milton Keynes arrest as part of Kerr murder investigation Facebook Previous article71 year-old Derry woman has been targeted by thieves as slept in her homeNext articleEuropean court judgement due on Pringle’s ESM case News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Read More »

Australian murder case could take two years to conclude

first_img Twitter Australian murder case could take two years to conclude Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows It could take two years for the case of two Donegal men facing murder charges to go through the court system in Australia.24 year-old Christopher McLaughlin from Malin and 21 year old Nathan Kelly from Glengad have already appeared in court on assault charges after a 66-year old man was found injured on the side of the road at Summer Hill, Sydney on December 29th.He died in a Sydney hospital yesterday.Ben Mc Clellanad is Chief of Staff on the Daily Telegraph newspaper in Sydney, earlier today, he spoke to Greg Hughes on the Nine til Noon Show……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/benoz.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – January 8, 2019 Google+ Twittercenter_img Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Previous article€8 million announced for “Waterside Shared Village” projectNext articleLUH second most overcrowded hospital again today News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Read More »

Shirley: Seek gratitude

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Sponsored Content You Might Like READY, SET, SHOP: As stores and sales beckon, experts urge shoppers to be safe People around the country will flock to stores for big discounts this weekend, and that’s no different in Pike County…. read more Shirley: Seek gratitude Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 3:00 am Thursday, November 24, 2016 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Book Nook to reopen The Lord had done to the Jordan what He had done to the Red Sea so that all the people of the earth might know that the hand of the Lord is powerful, Shirley said.“If all your acknowledgements of thanks to God were rocks, how big a pile would you have in your life today? And Joshua would say, ‘Show your children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren that pile of rocks. Tell them the stories of all the accomplishments and joys in your life. Be sure to add to every story this statement: I give thanks to my Lord who brought me through to see this day.’”Xcenter_img By Jaine Treadwell Shirley said the Bible records the crossing in a few descriptive words as though it was a short time but, for that many people to cross, it must have taken days.“Imagine walking next to a giant wall of churning water just a few feet from you. But remaining calm because you know the Lord has everything under His control. And, you can see a crowd of those faithful press forward over to the other side.”Shirley said the crossing of the Jordan River must have been a wonderful experience.“Eighty-year-old Joshua told his brothers and sisters in the Lord to tell the story of thankful deliverance to all generations in the future and let every rock you gather be a message of thanks to the Lord,” Shirley said. “Stack those many rocks high to tell everyone who passes by that you are thankful to the Lord who delivers His people from oppression and danger.” By The Penny Hoarder Latest Stories The annual Brundidge Community Thanksgiving Service was held Tuesday night at Salem Baptist Church with the Rev. Ed Shirley, pastor of Brundidge United Methodist Church, delivering the message.Shirley used Peanuts’ hard-luck Charlie Brown as the subject of his message to those who gathered for a shared time of thanksgiving.“We have just bid farewell to October 2016. Perhaps, the tradition has continued through several generations of watching, ‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,’” Shirley said. “This Halloween special featuring the Peanuts gang first aired on CBS October 27, 1966. The Peanuts gang tricked or treated from door to door. After every stop, they looked in their bags then announced what they got. Charlie Brown was always the last to tell what he got.” Charlie Brown always got a rock.“For 50 years, Charlie Brown has been getting rocks,” Shirley said. “I imagine he has a large pile of rocks by now.“Our passage of scripture, Joshua 4: 19-24, is at that very point when the Israelites crossed the swollen waters of the Jordan River that were held back by the mighty power of God. Scholars believe that the total crossing the Jordan River numbered over 2.5 million. The number had slightly diminished over the 40 years of wandering in the desert after they crossed the Red Sea in their deliverance by God from the Egyptians. For God determined that a generation should pass because of their disobedience to move forward in faith before they were allowed to enter the Promised Land.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Read More »

Former students return to Banks School one last time

first_img By Jaine Treadwell The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Former students return to Banks School one last time Latest Stories Print Article Skip Human Society sponsors spay/neuter clinic Thanks to a generous, anonymous donation, the Humane Society of Pike County is able to sponsor its annual spay/neuter clinic…. read more On Saturday and Sunday, Banks School hosted a walk-through of the 1936 Banks School building that will be demolished to make space for a $6.6 million building that will provide increased educational opportunities now and moving forward.Chantel Rouse, Banks School principal, said more than 500 people attended the walk-throughs.“We had expected Saturday to be the bigger day but I believe we had even more on Sunday,” she said. “Everyone expressed appreciation for the opportunity to visit the school one last time.Some brought pictures hoping to get identifications of classmates or just to share. Many took photographs of their classrooms and of the gymnasium where they had gone to assemblies, participated in programs and played basketball. The walls of that old building hold memories for people of different ages.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Perhaps, her most lasting image of the walk-through will be of the individuals who stood alone in the hallways, pausing to perhaps remember a special time in their lives or friends of long ago.The school building has most recently been used as office space and programs in the auditorium/gymnasium.The new school building will include the primary school which will move from its present location on Highway 93 south. The move will consolidate the Banks primary and middle schools on one campus. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Book Nook to reopen Rouse said one Banks School graduate, age 93, brought her 1943 diploma to share.Several couples said they met at Banks, married and are still together. They were there to share their memories.“I have been at Banks School for only a couple of years but I realize what this school means to those who have attended it over the years and the Banks community as well,” Rouse said. “It was special to me to listen as they shared their memories.”Rouse said stories were shared, friendships renewed and memories were savored. Published 5:43 pm Monday, March 8, 2021 Email the author You Might Likelast_img read more

Read More »

Postdoctoral Associate (Neurodegenerative Diseases) – LaVoie Lab (65073)

first_imgA Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the LaVoie Lab inthe Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Diseaseat the McKnight Brain Institute. The overall goal of the LaVoie Labis to elucidate the earliest molecular events responsible for adultonset neurodegenerative diseases. The lab approaches thesedevastating disorders from both the perspective that specificinherited gene mutations linked to familial forms can providevaluable insight, as well as maintaining a focus on aspects of thefar more common sporadic forms. The research is funded and directedby Professor Matthew LaVoie in the Department of Neurology and thelab employs a diverse array of state-of-the-art tools to accomplishthese goals including a series of novel knockin animal models,iPSC-based neuronal and glial cultures, and CRISPR/Cas9 genomeediting.The LaVoie Lab is located in a vibrant neuroscience researchatmosphere that includes the Center for Translational Research inNeurodegenerative Disease, the Biomedical Sciences Center, theCenter for Neurogenetics, the McKnight Brain Institute and theFixel Institute for Neurologic Disorders. The successful applicantwill join dedicated, experienced and highly motivated researchersand collaborators. The research is fast-paced and exciting, thelaboratories are modern and well-equipped, and there are superbopportunities for advanced training in relevant techniques.A recent PhD, MD or MD/PhD, and experience in a field directlyrelevant to neurodegenerative diseases. Applicants should haveexcellent oral and written communication skills, and experience inthe collection and analysis of data. Preferred candidates will havea strong record of productivity from previous training experiences.They must have a high level of independence in the design andexecution of in vitro and in vivo experiments.Salary will be commensurate with experience andqualifications.The successful applicant would join a team studying familialParkinson’s disease centered on pathogenic mutations in the Parkinand LRRK2 genes. Parkin is a ubiquitin E3 ligase which is highlyexpressed in neurons. Autosomal recessive, loss-of-functionmutations in the Parkin gene are associated with an often earlyonset form of Parkinson’s disease. The appointment represents asuperb training opportunity to learn/apply skills in cell culture,iPSC maintenance and differentiation, and primary cell culture workfrom novel mouse models. High content image analysis, along with adiverse array of biochemical assays will be used routinely.Applications should include a CV, cover letter of intent, and alist of 3 references with contact information. Review ofapplications will begin immediately and will continue untilposition is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Matthew LaVoieat [email protected]; however, applications must be submitted online.All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employmentscreening which includes a review of criminal records, referencechecks, and verification of education.The selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institutionoutside of the United States require evaluation by a professionalcredentialing service provider approved by the National Associationof Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institutiondedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty andstaff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s SunshineLaw. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order toapply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the FloridaRelay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).#category=35The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

Read More »

Nose runs to Hockey Cuppers victory

first_imgBrasenose won their second Mixed Hockey Cuppers title in three years after defeating a combined LMH/ Trinity side 1-0 in at Iffley Road. Both sides had had extremely difficult routes to the final. LMH/ Trinity drew their semi-final against Oriel 1-1 and it was left to their keeper, Nick Johansson- Hartley, who displayed some agility (and no little aggression) to keep out three Oriel flicks and secure his side’s place in the final. BNC also won through to the final via penalty flicks. They trailed tournament favourites Worcester for most of the game, only equalising via a goal minutes from time. However, they quickly moved ahead on flicks after keeper Eli Mitropoulos saved two Worcester flicks. The final was a tense affair in which both sides were obviously tired after their semi-final experiences. BNC always looked the more likely but struggled to cope with LMH/ Trinity’s midfield in the first-half. Eventually the absence of LMH/ Trinity’s Matt Emerton, who had been injured in the semi and was only able to play a bit part in the final, began to tell. BNC pressured their opponents for much of the second half but only secured victory with another late goal. After a spoilt short-corner routine the ball fell to Carl Adkin, who rifled it into the top corner. Winning skipper Ben Lewsley, who had earlier reminded his players of the ‘historic’ nature of the occasion, was justifiably delighted, declaring ‘this shows that hockey at the ‘Nose is back on the map; our men will be looking to storm the top division next season.’ARCHIVE: 5th week TT 2004last_img read more

Read More »