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Since a dip in June last year, when the Thomas Cook collapse was just a few months away, easyJet shares are still up 55%.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…ErraticOver five years, though, we’re looking at a 20% fall, and it’s been a very rocky ride. I think that helps us see the coronavirus-related sell-off as what it is in easyJet terms, just one of a whole series of events that can send the shares soaring or slumping. If you invest in an airline, I think you have to be prepared for volatile share prices.But at least with easyJet you’ll have had some decent dividend income to see you through. The dividend itself can be up and down, but a well-covered 3.8% yield in 2019 was healthy, and forecasts suggest 3.9% this year. Those same forecasts now put the shares on a forward P/E of 12.5. That’s modest, but I don’t see a good enough safety margin.On bullish valuations, I expect easyJet shares to react more severely than most to weaknesses. So it’s not for me, but if you do like this kind of stock, I’d treat short-term dips as buying opportunities.TravelThe bearish mood has extended across the travel business, with TUI Travel (LSE: TUI) losing 11% shortly after the markets opened. The wider picture here is different, though, as TUI shares have been under intense pressure over the past few years as high-street travel agents feel the pinch.From a recent peak in May 2018, TUI shares are down 56%. But in this case, I think investors are looking for a recovery over the next few years. Forecasts suggest an earnings rise of more than 30% for 2020, and that would put the shares on a P/E of only eight.In turn, the share price weakness has pushed the dividend yield to 4.8%. And that would be covered more than 2.7 times by earnings. Looking good? There are downsides…DebtOne is the dividend trend. Although the current yield looks attractive, TUI has a new dividend policy in place and payments are way down on 2018’s peak. That seems wise, seeing as TUI’s net debt stood at €5,072m (£4,253m) at the end of the first quarter. And that debt is the other thing I really don’t like.I’m also concerned that recent upbeat sentiment after a record-breaking Q1 is already fading. TUI enjoyed a boost from business that would have gone to Thomas Cook, but the long-term pressure on the industry is still there.TUI shares look cheap, and the company is expanding by acquisition. 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18 Jun 2020 “I watched stars on TV and now I join them on the range – it’s pretty cool” – The rise and rise of Matthew Jordan Tags: England Men’s Squad, Matthew Jordan Matthew Jordan watched Rory McIlroy win The Open at his home course of Royal Liverpool in 2014 with no notion that he would one day join the world number one on the European Tour.Even 18 short months ago, Jordan could not be sure he would ever make it as a pro golfer.Now he’s settling in alongside the big guns during his rookie season on Tour and has the world at his feet.Jordan’s story is truly inspirational and his telling of it proved to be fascinating for the England Golf squad players who logged in for an online Q&A session this week.As a young amateur, Jordan was a slow burner, making his way steadily rather than spectacularly through the boys’ squads.Then his game clicked with victories in the St Andrews Links Trophy and Lytham Trophy and a place in the 2017 Walker Cup.A year later he turned pro – but with many questions about his suitability for the pro game still unanswered.Yet a true competitive edge shaped in the England Golf squads soon shone through.A course record 63 in the first round of the British Masters at Hillside in May 2019 – where he played on an invite – brought his name to the fore.Victory in a Challenge Tour Event in Italy last June lit a fire under him and it’s still burning brightly today as he makes his way on the full tour.During a relaxed chat with squad players and coaches, Jordan talked about his rise in the game, his hopes for the future, his methods on the course and his dedication to smart practice routines.And he later admitted his rise is something he didn’t think of as a kid and even dare to dream about as a young adult.“It’s certainly been unexpected from where I was a little over a year ago,” admitted the 24-year-old.“I didn’t even have Challenge Tour status and I was just trying to play where I could.“It happened so quickly.“I played eight events after I turned pro and hadn’t done very well, but at least I got some experience.“The big one for me was a Challenge Tour event in Turkey – I shot 62 which was the lowest round I’d ever shot. I was in contention all week and then finished in the top 10.“Then I played in the British Masters and shot nine under on day one and the confidence built ahead of my win in Italy.“It all snowballed very quickly.“You don’t know that until you get there – there is a worry that the guys are on a different level and are loads better.“I had watched great tour events featuring the top players on TV and then suddenly I’m walking into a venue and joining these guys on the range. It’s pretty cool.“As a fan that was big at the beginning, but I’m trying to do as well as possible and that soon loses its appeal. I want to focus, do well, stay on tour and achieve more.”Growing up in Hoylake – the location of one of the world’s great links courses at Royal Liverpool – meant Jordan was spoiled for inspiration as a youngster.As a 10-year-old he remembers being obsessed when Tiger Woods rolled into town and put on a ball-striking masterclass to win the 2006 Open Championship.“I got Adam Scott’s ball on a practice round and I got Phil Mickelson’s autograph and Sergio Garcia’s too,” said Jordan with a smile.“I didn’t get Tiger’s – I just froze when he walked past and I didn’t have the courage to ask!“But it stands out.” As an 18-year-old amateur, Jordan was a spectator at the 2014 Open at Hoylake when McIlroy claimed the Claret Jug.“It does inspire you,” he added.“In 2014, that same summer, I got my A levels and a place into Uni, but my dad said I should defer and try golf for a year or two.“I hadn’t thought about it. I thought I’d play the summer and do something else. Maybe study psychology.“Then I tried it and still never had the thought of where I would end up.“It was only when I started doing well that the thoughts changed.“It was a blessing in disguise I didn’t go to Uni when I see what has happened since.”Jordan has had to adapt during lockdown, but has kept sharp – even winning a virtual event when top pros battled it with an online round at Valderrama!His next outing is the British Masters at Close House next month when his adventure continues.“I was happy to chat with the England players as I enjoyed my time in the set-up working with great coaches and learning the game,” he added.“Hopefully, what I passed on and my story so far can help someone else make the same step.”
Facebook44Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest WashingtonBig Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington is appealing to the community to support Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the mentoring organization’s longest standing annual fundraiser, which raises money needed to carefully pair volunteer mentors with children who face adversity in staff-supported, long-term mentoring friendships.The 2016 Bowl For Kids’ Sake will take place over two days, April 23 and 30. There are five different categories in which teams can compete: Cops vs. Firefighters, Financial, Washington State Employees, Community, and High School.The winning team, “The Mixer”, from the 2015 Cops vs. Firefighters Bowl raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters Southwest Washington.The process is simple and fun! Form a team of 4-6 members and collect pledges from friends, family, and acquaintances. Each bowler is encouraged to raise a minimum of $100. New this year: every $10 donation is eligible to receive a raffle ticket to win one of three great prizes, with the grand prize being a trip for two to Palm Desert! For more information and to register as a team captain, please visit Bowl for Kids’ Sake online.Donor funds, such as those raised through Bowl for Kids’ Sake, enable Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington to provide careful mentoring matching and ongoing staff support that keeps one-to-one relationships going strong long-term to help youth overcome adversity to achieve lifelong success.About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest WashingtonBig Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington helps children facing adversity beat the odds. We know mentoring works, because we have independent research that shows that children who meet regularly with their Big Brother or Big Sister are:52% less likely to skip school46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs27% less likely to begin using alcohol99% less likely to engage in risky behaviorBig Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent to every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. We are committed to helping Littles access their own resourcefulness and their own resiliency in order to realize their fullest potential.There is no cost to Bigs or Littles to participate in our program. The majority of the funds we raise through special events go directly into recruiting responsible, reliable, and trustworthy Bigs, making matches, and maintaining matches. We train and recognize our Bigs, and provide match enrichment activities. Our professional staff recruit volunteers, assess the needs of the children, and support, monitor, and evaluate each match for the entire duration of the relationship.To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington and how you can help, please visit our website and like us on Facebook.
At the Nov. 7, 2017 General Election, voters will choose candidates for various offices. These are the municipal candidates whose names will appear on the ballot in the Two River area towns.ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS BOROUGHBorough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoPeter Doyle (R)Susan Tidswell (R)Thomas F. Hayden, III (D)Jon Crowley (D)COLTS NECK TOWNSHIPTownship CommitteeFull Term – Vote for TwoThomas Orgo, II (R)Michael S. Viola (R)Jessica Soden (D)No nomination made (D)Township CommitteeOne Year Unexpired Term – Vote for OneFrank Rizzuto (R)Alison DeNoia (D)FAIR HAVEN BOROUGHBorough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoSusan A. Sorensen (R)Elizabeth M. Koch (R)Christopher Rodriguez (D)Jessica Patel (D)HIGHLANDS BOROUGHNon-partisanBorough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoGreg Wells (I) (New Perspective, Fresh Ideas, Real Action)Kenneth R. Braswell (I) (Levelheaded Leadership)Rosemary D. Ryan (I) (Levelheaded Leadership)John Coberg (I)Frank L. Nolan (I) (Leadership, Experience, and Integrity Mean Something) RUMSON BOROUGH Borough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoRobert Swikart (R)Gary Casazza (R)No nomination made (D)No nomination made (D)SEA BRIGHT BOROUGH Borough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoJohn Lamia (R)Pamela Ross (R)Charlie Rooney, III (D)No nomination made (D)Jon Schwartz (I) (Independent)SHREWSBURY BOROUGH Borough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoKimberly Doran Eulner (R)Erik Anderson (R)Shane Berkelaar (D)Daniel R. Scaggs (D)SHREWSBURY TOWNSHIP Township CommitteeFull Term – Vote for OneMaryellen McNama-Bailly (R)Lester J. Jennings (D) HOLMDEL CANDIDATES NIGHT, Monday, Oct. 16 beginning at 7:30 p.m. will feature a moderated discussion and statements delivered by the Township Committee candidates and statements by the Board of Education candidates. Sponsored by Citizens for Informed Land Use (CILU), in conjunction with the League of Women Voters. Holmdel Community Center, 6 Crawfords Corner RoadRED BANK COUNCIL CANDIDATES NIGHT, Monday, Oct. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. Extensive Q&A session involving the audience with Council candidates allowed a three-minute opener and closer. Moderated by Amy Goldsmith. Sponsored by the Westside Community Group. Light refreshments provided. For more information call 732-747-0306. River Street Commons, 1st floor community room, 49 Catherine St.11th LEGISLATIVE CANDIDATE FORUM, Monday, Oct. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. Candidates run- ning for N.J. Senate and Assembly from the 11th district will discuss issues and take written questions in a moderated forum. The candidates for Senate are Jennifer Beck and Vin Gopal. For Assembly, the candidates are Robert Acerra, Michael Whelan, Joann Downey and Eric Houghtaling. Monmouth County towns included are: Allenhurst, Asbury Park, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Interlaken, Loch Arbor, Long Branch, Neptune City, Neptune Township, Township of Ocean, Red Bank, Shrewsbury Borough, Shrewsbury Township, Tinton Falls and West Long Branch. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Parking is available in Lots 11A, 12 and 23. Sponsored by The League of Women Voters of the Township of Ocean. Wilson Auditorium, Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave., West Long BranchMONMOUTH COUNTY FREEHOLDER CANDIDATE FORUM, Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. Sponsored by The League of Women Voters. Monmouth County Library Headquarters, 125 Symmes Drive, ManalapanThis article was first published in the Oct.5-12, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times. HOLMDEL TOWNSHIP Township CommitteeFull Term – Vote for TwoGregory Buontempo (R)Rocco F. Pascucci (R)Larry Luttrell (D)Barbara Singer (D)LITTLE SILVER BOROUGHBorough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoDane S. Mihlon (R)Michael E. Holzapfel (R)Christopher B. Healy (D)Matthew Cohen (D)MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP Township CommitteeFull Term – Vote for TwoStephanie C. Murray (R)Tony Fiore (R)William E. Hutton (D)Tricia Maguire (D)OCEANPORT BOROUGH Borough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoRichard A. Gallo, Jr. (R)Robert F. Proto (R)Theresa A. Falcone (D)James A. Rimalover (D)Borough CouncilTwo Year Unexpired Term – Vote for OneStephen Solan (R)Marie A. Rimalover (D)Borough CouncilOne Year Unexpired Term – Vote for OneWilliam Deerin (R)No nomination made (D)RED BANK BOROUGH Borough CouncilFull Term – Vote for TwoLinda Diane Schwabenbauer (R)Dana McArthur (R)Edward Zipprich (D)Michael K. Ballard (D)
OAKLAND — The Raiders didn’t look despondent as they departed the Coliseum Sunday, not to return until November.Why?Kirk Cousins isn’t Patrick Mahomes and the Minnesota Vikings don’t play offense like the Kansas City Chiefs. You could say the same about Jacoby Brissett and Indianapolis and Mitchell Trubisky and the Chicago Bears in London.It gets tougher on Oct. 20, when the Raiders take on Aaron Rodgers at Lambeau Field, and DeShaun Watson has done some good things for the Houston Texans, …
A 21-year-old woman, who was married just six months ago, allegedly committed suicide in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar district after being repeatedly taunted by her husband over her “dark complexion”, the police said on Tuesday.Mangibai jumped into a well outside her house in Banskhoyara village on Monday, station house officer Balveer Singh said. Mangibai’s husband, Dinesh Lodha, has been booked under Section 306 (abetment of suicide) of the IPC. Her father, Devlal, told the police that she got married in April but her husband used to humiliate her over her “dark complexion”, the officer said citing the FIR registered.Suicide prevention helpline: Sanjivini: Society for Mental Health, Telephone: 011-4076 9002, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. -7.30 p.m.
What’s going wrong? Who is to blame? What can be done? PARGAT SINGH, EX-CAPTAIN, MULTIPLE OLYMPIANFlawed plans, half-hearted execution, coaching changes.The IHF bosses who have done nothing for 14 years.Revamp the IHF at the top and nurture grassroot talent. ASLAM SHER KHAN, 1975 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER, SELECTORState level hockey is,What’s going wrong? Who is to blame? What can be done? PARGAT SINGH, EX-CAPTAIN, MULTIPLE OLYMPIANFlawed plans, half-hearted execution, coaching changes.The IHF bosses who have done nothing for 14 years.Revamp the IHF at the top and nurture grassroot talent.ASLAM SHER KHAN, 1975 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WINNER, SELECTORState level hockey is dead, supply lines are choked off.The IHF’s ruling clique. Hockey is not insurgency.Declare a moratorium on international participation.M.M. SOMAYA , OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST IN 1980, FORMER CAPTAIN.Failure to adapt to rule changes and limited focus of government and corporates towards the sport over time.Rather than a blame game, long-term planning into state infrastructure is needed.Upgrade coaching methods and communication tactics between players.GURBUX SINGH OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST IN 1964, SELECTORToo many things. Hockey is only the No. 3 sport, it is vanishing from schools. Astroturfs are too few.The entire country-the players, the coaches and most of all, the government.Improve fitness of the players for the astroturf. Our fitness levels are very low.BALBIR SINGH, THREE TIME OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST IN 1948, 1952, 1956.Over-dribbling on the field and an overall failure to reinvent.Everyone: players, coaches, officials, the government.Start from scratch: a talent pool, a coaching system.M.P. GANESH, EX-CAPTAIN, WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SILVER MEDALLISTPlayers did not leave aside material issues and work hard.All of us in hockey. Time for some serious introspection.Form a professional thinktank that can find answers.MERVYN FERNANDES, OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST IN 1980Neglecting basic skills, lack of understanding between players and the failure to play well in one-on-one situations.Viren Rasquinha’s last minute omission was bad timing; it affects players’ psycheImprove junior, sub-junior coaching ; you can’t be taught how to score at the top.advertisementHARIPAL KAUSHIK OLYMPIC AND ASIAN GAMES GOLD MEDALLIST, COACHA lack of planning at all levels. There is no uniformity in coaching, no standardisation of talent-spotting.Not the players but the IHF bosses. Their elections are a farce, they are in it for power.Boot out the current IHF, debar them from contesting elections in the future.MOHAMMED SHAHID, OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALLIST IN 1980, EX-CAPTAINThe players are not focussing on their game, they lack cohesiveness and hardly play as a unit.The players. This was the best team we had but there was no commitment.Cater to the game at the state nurseries. The state level scenario now is pathetic.ASHISH BALLAL ASIAN GAMES GOLD MEDALLIST IN 1998.It is a bad time… the team has potential but is mismanaged. Bad planning and bad selection policy hurts it.Players need to be more professional, management more transparent.Keep IHF secretary K Jothikumaran out.
Kolkata: The West Bengal government today announced the increased fare chart of public transport system in the state which will be effective from June 11. A Transport department notification said, the existing fares of non-AC stage carriages run by private operators and state transport undertakings shall be effective from June 11. As per the new fare chart, the minimum fare for ordinary bus services will be Rs 7 up to 4 km, followed by Rs 9 for a distance of 4-12 km, Rs 10 for 12-16 km, Rs 11 for 16-20 km. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flights For 20-24 km the new fare will be Rs 12 for ordinary bus services. For mini bus and special buses, the increased fare will be Rs 8 up to 3 km, Rs 9 from 3-6 km, Rs 10 from 6-10 km and Rs 11 from 10-16 km, the notification said. According to the notification, the minimum taxi fare has been fixed at Rs 30 from Rs 25 earlier. For every additional 0.2 km (200 metres), the taxi fare will be increased by Rs 3. For AC taxis, the proposed rates will be an additional 25 per cent on all the rates proposed for ordinary metered taxis. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed For Tramways, fare has been fixed at Rs 6 for a distance up to 4 km and Rs 7 beyond 4 km. Fare charts have also been announced for the districts, intra-state express bus services and inter-state express bus services and inland waterways. Earlier on June six Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari announced the decision to hike the bus fare by Rs one in every stage and put the onus on Centre for “causing the additional burden on common people by increasing the price of petrol and diesel.” This is the first time that the bus fares in the state is being increased after 2014. At present, a passenger has to pay Rs 6 for the first stage of four km in an ordinary bus, while travelling in a mini-bus cost Rs 7 for the first two km.