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Indeed, investors can often make far better returns backing these kinds of stocks over those that traditionally quicken their pulses (oil and gas or technology minnows).Today, I’m looking at a rarely-discussed firm that has done seriously well for those that were willing to back it. 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…OutperformerIn the last 12 months, shares in self-storage business Safestore (LSE: SAFE) have climbed 40% in value. For comparison, the FTSE 250 index — of which the company is a constituent — is up ‘just’ 15%. Can this form continue? Quite possibly. This morning, the company revealed an 8.3% rise in total revenue (at constant exchange rates) over the three months from November to January. Like-for-like revenue for the quarter was up 5.9%.Broken down, trading in the UK was particularly stellar. Aided by new acquisitions and store openings, revenue here was 8.2% higher (to £30.3m) compared to over the same period a year earlier. The firm’s operations in Paris also did well with revenue rising 6.7% to €11.1m.Based on these numbers, CEO Frederic Vecchioli stated that the company is on course to meet its expectations for the full year. With new locations in Gateshead and Sheffield scheduled to open in the next few months (and another being unveiled in central Paris before the end of 2020), I certainly wouldn’t bet against this happening.The only issue is that Safestore’s stock now looks expensive, trading as it does on 27 times forecast earnings. This — combined with lack of reaction in early trading — leads me to think that gains might be less impressive going forward.So, while our penchant for accumulating more and more stuff makes this an area of the market worth following, the relatively low barriers to entry (listed competitors include Big Yellow and Lok ‘n Store) highlights the importance of not paying too much to get exposure. One for the watchlist, perhaps?Bull in a china shopAnother example of a ‘boring’ company that’s been doing all the right things for its shareholders is ceramic tableware supplier Churchill China (LSE: CHH). The Stoke-on-Trent-based firm’s customers range from pub, restaurant and hotel chains to contract caterers to health and education organisations. Again, this a company that has outperformed its index. In the last year alone, the valuation has climbed 64%. The FTSE Small-Cap is up 11% in comparison.January’s trading update for the whole of 2019 was encouraging with the company stating that it had seen decent trading in the UK and its overseas markets. Indeed, things have been going so well that management reported operating performance would likely be “slightly ahead of current market estimates“. With decent margins, rising returns on the capital it puts to work, no debt and consistent dividend hikes, Churchill ticks a lot of my boxes when looking for great potential investments. The fact that a decent proportion of its shares are still owned by the Roper family — some of whom serve on the board — also gives me confidence that the business will continue to be managed with its shareholders in mind. Like Safestore, however, Churchill’s shares now trade on a lofty valuation (23 times expected earnings). 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UNLUCKY 13? Philippe Saint-Andre will be hoping not.Since he became coach of France after the 2011 Rugby World Cup, Saint-Andre has gone through 12 half-back pairings in his quest for the nine and ten who can guide France to glory in next year’s World Cup. That’s 12 different combinations in 31 Test matches…no wonder France have struggled in the past three seasons, winning just 13 matches and losing 16 with two draws.Sebastien Tillous-Borde and Camille Lopez are the thirteenth pairing picked by Saint-Andre, and the signs are he’s finally found the men around which to build a team. The 29-year-old Tillous-Borde is playing the best rugby of his career at Toulon, finally fulfilling the potential he first showed when he burst onto the scene with Biarritz a decade ago.First capped on France’s summer tour to Australia in 2008, Tillous-Borde won a further eight caps in the nine months that followed. Then he was abruptly jettisoned from the French squad by Marc Lievremont, a coach whose selectorial whims make Saint-Andre look positively steady by comparison.Very un-French: Sebastien Tillous-Borde passes from No 9Tillous-Borde is a very un-French scrum-half in that he doesn’t kick goals. It’s been a quirk of French rugby that they’ve produced a generation of kicking scrum-halves: Dimitri Yachvili, Jean-Baptiste Elissalde, Morgan Parra, Maxime Machenaud and Jean-Marc Doussain, while at the same time rearing a succession of fly-halves who have never exuded much confidence when handed the kicking tee. Francois Trinh-Duc and Frederic Michalak have lacked quality and consistency while neither Remi Tales nor Jules Plisson have been up to scratch.Consequenly the scrum-half has been the dominant player in France’s half-back partnerships of the last decade, thereby emasculating the fly-half. Fine player that Parra is, for example, one sometimes has the feeling the Clermont scrum-half believes the team revolves around him.Tillous-Borde and Lopez strike the right balance. The Toulon scrum-half is the senior in years and experience, but it’s Lopez who’s the primary decision-maker. The benefit is plain to see with the Clermont fly-half growing in confidence with each Test he plays. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Against Australia – only his third start for France, don’t forget – the 25-year-old landed six from seven shots at goal and produced a solid performance all round (save for two restarts that went straight out).He’ll work hard to correct that flaw, as he’s worked tirelessly to improve his game ever since he joined Bordeaux in 2009. When he arrived at the club he was what the Bordeaux conditioning coach, Ludovic Loustau, called ‘a rough diamond’. And a chunky one, too. At 5ft 7in and more than 15 stone, Lopez was told he needed to shed one-and-a-half stones. He did it the hard way, rising each day at dawn for a one-to-one fitness session with Loustau before the rest of the Bordeaux squad had arrived for the day’s training.Lopez’s mother admitted in a recent interview that her son had a weakness for ‘cochonneries’ (junk food), adding that since her son began taking his rugby seriously the change in his physique has been dramatic. What hasn’t changed, however, is his temperament. His technical coach at Clermont, Xavier Sadourny, told Midi Olympique recently of Lopez’s qualities: “He’s a hard-worker,” explained the former Clermont and Lyon fly-half. “Camille isn’t a guy who supports failure. To avoid it he demands extra sessions. Sometimes too many [and] I’m obliged to restrain him.”Putting the time in: Lopez does extra’s with coach Romain TeuletLopez arrived at Clermont in the summer after an ill-fated season at Perpignan. A bright start in Catalan country was curtailed last December when a serious knee injury ruled him out for the rest of season and he was a helpless spectator as his teammates suffered a catastrophic slump in form that ended in relegation to ProD2. Putting the boot in: Camille Lopez may be the man to sort out France’s fly-half woes TAGS: Highlight Moving to Clermont has been the best decision of Lopez’s young life. At Perpignan last season goal-kicking duties belonged to James Hook; at Clermont he’s been given the responsibility and he’s responded with stunning results, landing 32 of his 36 goals at kick, a success rate of 88.9%.Responsibility. It’s what every fly-half requires, and if Saint-Andre continues to give it to Lopez he’ll finally have found the fly-half France have been craving for years.
Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Submit a Press Release Rector Smithfield, NC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Submit an Event Listing An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Tampa, FL Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA La Iglesia en Brasil celebra 125 años En 2015 también se cumplen 50 años de autonomía y 30 años de que se ordenan mujeres Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Collierville, TN Por Lynette WilsonPosted Jun 5, 2015 Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Tags Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT South America Rector Bath, NC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Martinsville, VA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Hopkinsville, KY Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Albany, NY Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA [Episcopal News Service] Durante 125 años la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil ha estado arraigada en la misión. Lo que comenzó como una misión de la Iglesia Episcopal en EE.UU. ha expandido sus propios campos de misión hasta remotos confines del país más grande de Sudamérica.En los próximos días, la Iglesia se reunirá en Porto Alegre, el lugar de nacimiento de la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil, para celebrar no sólo su 125º. aniversario, sino también 50 años de autonomía y 30 años de [que empezara] la ordenación de mujeres.“Es importante celebrar este hito porque es imperativo que la historia y los recuerdos de la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil se mantengan vivos”. Dijo el arzobispo Francisco de Assis da Silva, primado del Brasil desde 2013, y obispo de la Diócesis del Brasil Sudoccidental. “Es también una oportunidad de celebrar y dar acciones de gracias por la dedicación y la devoción de muchas generaciones y por hacer visible la presencia anglicana en el Brasil”.En 1890, dos misioneros del Seminario Teológico de Virginia, Lucien Lee Kinsolving y James Watson Morris, se sintieron llamados a comenzar la Iglesia [Episcopal] en Brasil y establecieron una presencia en la ciudad sureña de Porto Alegre, donde hoy se levanta la catedral de la Santísima Trinidad. Otros tres misioneros —William Cabell Brown, John Gaw Meem y Mary Packard— vinieron al Brasil en 1891 y establecieron nuevas misiones en Santa Rita do Rio dos Sinos, Rio Grande y Pelotas, explicó da Silva.Además de las celebraciones del aniversario, la Iglesia presentará una versión del Libro de Oración Común adaptada al contexto brasileño. La obispa primada Katharine Jefferts Schori asistirá a la celebración del 5 al 7 de junio y está programado que dé una conferencia en conmemoración de la ordenación de mujeres.“La Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil ha invitado a muchos amigos y asociados para celebrar este acontecimiento importante y hermoso”, dijo da Silva, añadiendo que la Iglesia en el Brasil no ha estado sola en su misión, sino que ha trabajado con asociados religiosos. “Somos ecuménicos tanto en nuestras almas como en nuestras acciones. Es importante que la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil eche cimientos y edifique comunidades con un espíritu de justicia para los próximos 125 años, tal como ha hecho durante los últimos 125”.En 1810, cuando el Brasil era aún una colonia portuguesa, la Iglesia Anglicana estableció capellanías para expatriados. Más tarde, después de la independencia y de la separación oficial de la Iglesia y el Estado en 1889, envió misioneros. Sin embargo, los vínculos de afecto se mantuvieron más fuertes con la Iglesia Episcopal desde que Kinsolving y Watson establecieron un campo misionero en 1890 que sería parte de la Iglesia Episcopal en Estados Unidos hasta que la Iglesia brasileña se convirtió en una provincia autónoma de la Comunión Anglicana en 1965.“Estos misioneros vinieron a trabajar con los brasileños, a diferencia de los británicos que vinieron a trabajar con su propia gente”, dijo el Rdo. Arthur Cavalcante, secretario provincial de la Iglesia, durante una reunión de un comité bilateral en San Pablo a fines de 2014. “Nuestra relación es obviamente más firme con los norteamericanos ya que ellos tomaron la iniciativa de entablar un diálogo con los brasileños”.En 1907, los empeños misioneros en Brasil dieron lugar al establecimiento de un distrito misionero de la Iglesia Episcopal bajo el liderazgo de Kinsolving, quien para entonces era obispo. En los años cincuenta [del pasado siglo] la Iglesia brasileña comenzó conversaciones acerca de su autonomía, y en 1965 el distrito misionero se convirtió en la Provincia [autónoma] de Brasil. La Iglesia Episcopal continúo su ayuda económica de la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil hasta 1975.Después de la autonomía, aunque la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil mantenía una sólida conexión con la Iglesia Episcopal en EE.UU., comenzó a sentirse aislada. En 1990, al tiempo de la celebración del centenario de la Iglesia, los primados de las dos iglesias convinieron en establecer un comité bilateral para reconectar, restablecer amistades y alentar las asociaciones y las relaciones de compañerismo entre las dos iglesias.“Ninguna Iglesia vive en el aislamiento”, dijo la Rda. Glenda McQueen, funcionaria de la Sociedad Misionera Nacional y Extranjera (DFMS) a cargo de América Latina y el Caribe, añadiendo que la Iglesia en el Brasil presenta una oportunidad para las asociaciones. “La Iglesia en el Brasil es responsable de la misión de la Iglesia en esta parte del continente, pero la Iglesia en el Brasil también necesita e invita a sus hermanos y hermanas de la Iglesia en otras partes del mundo a venir y compartir, a venir y aprender, a venir y experimentar a Dios en este contexto, y para nosotros en la Iglesia Episcopal esta es una magnífica oportunidad para la misión y el ministerio”.Siendo una joven provincia de la Comunión Anglicana, la energía y la vida abundante de la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil sirven no sólo como un ejemplo para otros, sino como una oportunidad de re-energizarse, de aprender y de crecer, y de compartir esa energía, dijo McQueen.La Iglesia Episcopal continúa enviando misioneros al Brasil: Mónica Vega y Heidi Schmidt son misioneros nombrados por la Iglesia que sirven en la provincia, y la misionera Rachel McDaniel del Cuerpo de Servicio de Jóvenes Adultos (YASC) está prestando servicio en la Diócesis de Brasil Sudoccidental. Se espera que otros dos misioneros del YASC se dirijan al Brasil más adelante este año. La Diócesis de Pensilvania Central y la Diócesis de San Pablo, y la Diócesis de Brasilia y la Diócesis de Indianápolis tienen relaciones de compañerismo vigentes.Además de buscar asociaciones con la Iglesia Episcopal, la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil auspició recientemente una reunión de tres días de las iglesias [anglicanas] de habla portuguesa, entre las que se cuentan algunas de Angola, Mozambique y Portugal, para promover la expresión de la Iglesia en portugués y establecer relaciones y asociaciones en misión.“Ciento veinticinco años después que vinieran los misioneros, Brasil sigue siendo en gran medida una tierra de misión”, dijo Cavalcante. “Hay aun muchísima necesidad de apoyo: Brasil es enorme y necesitamos misioneros para trabajar en zonas donde la Iglesia está subrepresentada, en lugares como la Amazonia, que abarca 3,5 millones de kilómetros cuadrados, lugares donde sólo se llega por barco y en el nordeste”.El Brasil es el quinto país del mundo en extensión y en población, con más de 200 millones de habitantes. Aunque el catolicismo romano ya no es la religión patrocinada por el Estado, el Brasil tiene más catolicorromanos —123 millones— que ningún otro país del mundo.A diferencia de otras iglesias protestantes y evangélicas, que en los últimos años han ganado adeptos a costa de la Iglesia Católica Romana en Sudamérica, la Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil predica un evangelio social destinado a que las congregaciones y comunidades participen en conversaciones que aún se consideran tabúes en ciertos círculos.“Entendemos que el evangelio no debe proclamarse sólo como salvación del alma, sino del ser integral”, dijo Filadelfo Oliveira Neto, obispo de Rio de Janeiro, durante la reunión de un comité bilateral.Pese a tener una de las economías de más rápido crecimiento durante el último decenio —la mayor economía de América del Sur y la séptima del mundo con una creciente clase media— el Brasil tiene uno de los índices más altos de desigualdad de ingresos en el mundo. El acceso a la tierra y a una vivienda costeable, altos niveles de violencia doméstica, racismo y homofobia, discriminación y explotación que afecta a un elevado número de migrantes que trabaja en la economía informal son problemas que no salen a relucir entre gente educada, pero son problemas que la Iglesia aborda.La Iglesia Episcopal Anglicana del Brasil, a diferencia de otras denominaciones cristianas, asume un enfoque más integrado al predicar el evangelio. Ofrece un evangelio social a la sociedad brasileña, al abogar por los derechos de los homosexuales, e iniciar diálogos destinados a abordar el problema epidémico de la violencia contra las mujeres, y al manifestarse a favor de los pueblos indígenas y el movimiento de los obreros rurales sin tierra.“Es aún una Iglesia minoritaria, y puesto que es más “liberal” ha desarrollado su propia identidad… Ofrecemos una teología diferente de la teología catolicorromana que es más tradicional y eso puede resultarle incómodo a la gente”, dijo Cavalcante. “La Iglesia Anglicana es un lugar donde puedes tener una visión alternativa de cómo ser la Iglesia y de qué es la Iglesia”.— Lynette Wilson es redactora y reportera de Episcopal News Service. Traducción de Vicente Echerri. 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Homepage BannerNews Government says changes to school transport system will not be reversed Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme The Junior Education Minister has told the Dail that the government will not be introducing an appeals mechanism against changes to the school transport scheme, which it’s claimed will see pupils from the Urris area forced to relocate from Carndonagh to Buncrana.The change, which sees a new system of calculating distances, was brought in by Bus Eireann, which operates the scheme on behalf of the Department of Education.In the Dail this morning, Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue said this is creating problems, particularly in Inishowen………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/charlie1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.However, Junior Minister Damien English said the new system is fair, and will not be changed.He accused Deputy Mc Conalogue of trying to make this a political issue, when it was his party which introduced the change in the first place………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/english1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath WhatsApp By admin – April 22, 2015 LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleReport proposes under 20 grade and no third level sides in McKenna CupNext articleThree ‘suspected pipe bombs’ found on path near primary school in Derry admin Facebook Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest Google+ Twitter
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We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE that Evansville was named the #10 place in America where millennials buy homes in a real estate magazine?…just above Evansville at #9 was Lincoln, Nebraska where the average home is over $300,000 or double the price in Evansville?… Lincoln is also the home of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers and the State Capital of Nebraska?…the theme of the article was that young people are getting sick and tired of the high cost glamorous big cities like San Francisco and New York City where owning a home is next to impossible since the average homes are now well over $1 million and young people can’t afford a home of their own?…moving companies confirm an exodus from the big expensive cities with their pricing?…a UHaul rental from San Francisco to Vegas is now $2,000 but going the other way is only $100?… That tells us at there is a 20:1 differential in leaving San Francisco relative to Vegas and that is no surprise to anyone who craves tranquility and home ownership?…this does not mean that Evansville is the 10th hottest real estate market in the country?…what it really says is that Evansville is affordable for young people who choose to live here?IS IT TRUE when all the local political movers and shakers were distancing themselves from the candidacy of Mike Braun for the United States Senator Vanderburgh County Commissioner candidate Steve Hammer openly supported him? …the primary election is over and now the political piranha is doing everything they can to become a major part of the “BRAUN For UNITED STATES SENATE “campaign? …don’t you just like disingenuous people? …we hope that Mike Braun will contact Mr. Hammer and ask him to head his Vanderburgh County campaign because it’s the right thing to do? 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Specifies that: (1) after June 30, 2014, a sheriff is entitled to a per diem and medical expense reimbursement for the cost of incarcerating a person convicted of a Level 6 felony whose earliest possible release date is less than 91 days; (2) after June 30, 2015, a sheriff is entitled to a per diem and medical expense reimbursement for the cost of incarcerating a person convicted of a Level 6 felony whose earliest possible release date is less than 366 days; and (3) the reimbursement shall be reviewed by the budget committee and is subject to the approval of the budget agency. Provides that a person on home detention as a condition of probation is entitled to earn credit time. 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STATE CHAMPS – St. Peter’s Prep won the NJSIAA Non-Public A North state sectional championship for the first time in school’s history. “We never had the depth to cover everything,” said head coach Caulfield, who graduated from Prep in 2003. “We just never won it.”But going into the NJSIAA Non-Public A North championships last weekend at Ridge High School, the Marauders were considered to be a favorite, along with Pope John of Sparta, Bergen Catholic and Seton Hall Prep.“Going into the meet, my assistant coach Russell Jenkins and I sat down and had a strategic meeting,” Caulfield said. “We broke things down and knew that it was going to be pretty close between the four of us, maybe even a one-point spread. We thought we had a good shot.”Caulfield said that he talked to his team about winning the team title.“It was a goal for the entire season,” Caulfield said. “I talked about it from the first meeting. I said that this was our best shot to win the sectional. We knew we could cover the events. We had a chance to score in the sprints with three guys. We just might collect enough points to win this thing. It was once beyond our wildest dreams.”Caulfield said that he knew that his team was strong when they went to the Jesuit Championships and the Marauders took the team title there. St. Peter’s had not won at the Jesuit meet in 31 years.“I felt then that we were making history this season,” Caulfield said. “I felt that if we won the county title as well, we could go down as one of the best teams in Prep history.”The Marauders indeed won the Hudson County Track Coaches Association championship, easily outdistancing the closest runner-up McNair Academic by 25 points.“That gave us a lot of confidence going into the state meet,” Caulfield said. “I thought they could step it up and do it. They really responded.”As it turned out, the meet wasn’t as close as Caulfield predicted. The Marauders collected an astounding 120 points, compared to 99 for Seton Hall Prep, 91 for Pope John and 88 for Bergen Catholic. It wasn’t a one-point meet after all. The Marauders dominated to capture their first-ever NJSIAA state title.“Each one of them had to do their part,” Caulfield said. “Everyone across the board. One of the things I stressed that it’s a lot harder to finish strong when people are finally noticing you. It was up to you to step up in the moment. That’s what they did.”Leading the way for the Marauders were the sprinters. Senior Masaki Aerts was second in the 100-meter dash, second in the 200-meter dash, first in the 400-meter dash and ran the anchor leg in the gold medal winning 4×100-meter relay.Junior Marcus Bagley was third in the 100, third in the 200, second in the 400 and anchored the 4×400-meter relay.Senior Dakari Falconer won the 110-meter high hurdles and was part of the two winning relays. Falconer was one of the favorites to win the 400-meter hurdles, but slipped and fell in the middle of the race. He got up and finished sixth to earn one point.Both Falconer and Aerts are headed to Dartmouth to play football.Sophomore Adonis McGee won the high jump and senior Quinton Hines was second in the long jump and the triple jump. Junior William Woltmann, another gridiron standout, was second in the shot put.“It was a great performance by everyone,” Caulfield said. “I think that’s one of the things that impressed me all year was their consistency.”The Marauders now head to the overall Non-Public A championships in Egg Harbor Township this weekend…At the HCTCA championships in Secaucus two weeks ago, there were some impressive performances.Haig Rickerby of McNair Academic won the 400-meter dash in 48.17 and the 800-meter run in 1:55.35. Teammate Fahd Nasser won the 1,600-meter run by five seconds and was second in the 3,200-meter run to teammate Younass Barkouch, who won in 9:34.67.Desmond Stevens of Lincoln won the 100-meter dash, Aerts of Prep won the 200 in 22.53 and Adam Khriss of Secaucus won the 400-meter hurdles.Hernando Sierra of Union City won the 110-meter high hurdles. Quinn Kieselowsky of Hudson Catholic won the javelin, Clautal Bazile of Bayonne won the discus and teammate Alen Del Valle took the shot put. Another Bayonne competitor, Victor Cotto, won the long jump. Samuel Opaleye of Hudson Catholic took the high jump, clearing six feet. Marcus Hardy of McNair won the triple jump.Among the girls, Nyoki Jones of Snyder was a three-event winner, as was this week’s Athlete of the Week Malia Gray of St. Dominic.Jones won the 400-meter hurdles, the 400-meter run, the 800-meter run and was second in the 4×400-meter relay. That’s an impressive performance.Gray won the 100-meter hurdles, won the long jump and the triple jump and was second in the 200-meter dash. Take your pick.Lincoln junior Aretha Edwards won both the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes. Hudson Catholic sophomore Weeshamar Senatos won the 1,600-meter run. Teammate Nautica Smith won the javelin. Nicole Passariello of Bayonne took home the gold in the discus. Simone Womack of Snyder won the high jump and Xiomari Battle of Ferris was the winner in the shot put…North Bergen’s girls won the team title, defeating Snyder, 110-80. St. Dominic Academy was third. We’ll have more on the North Bergen girls next week….Hudson Catholic basketball sensation Jahvon Quinerly, the Hudson Reporter Player of the Year last season, is playing AAU basketball for Sports U and last weekend, while playing in a tournament in Los Angeles, Quinerly put on an absolute show. Here’s the link of the highlights. They are nothing short of amazing.Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9WMkAT0Eyw and check out Quinerly’s weekend…Last week’s Athlete of the Week, Jennifer Acosta-Gutierrez of Weehawken, reached the 100-hit plateau in her final game last week, a game where she also hit a home run. Not a bad way to go out…Last week, in our Top Fives, we inadvertently omitted St. Dominic Academy among the softball elite. Our apologies to head coach John Bigler and the Blue Devils…Hudson Reporter High School Baseball Top Five: 1. Memorial (18-9). 2. Ferris (18-12). 3. St. Peter’s Prep (17-11). 4. Bayonne (19-11). 5. Hudson Catholic (16-7)…Hudson Reporter High School Softball Top Five: 1. Hudson Catholic (19-6). 2. St. Dominic Academy (14-9). 3. North Bergen (14-8). 4. Hoboken (17-9). 5. Weehawken (18-6). – Jim HagueJim Hague can be reached via e-mail at [email protected] When Chris Caulfield took over the track and field program at his alma mater St. Peter’s Prep seven years ago, after spending the prior nine years as an assistant and before that an athlete at the school, he readily knew of one glaring omission in the folklore at Grand and Warren.Despite its rich history and tradition, despite the many years of producing top track and field athletes, St. Peter’s Prep never won an NJSIAA state championship in track. ×STATE CHAMPS – St. Peter’s Prep won the NJSIAA Non-Public A North state sectional championship for the first time in school’s history.
Warrens Bakery has launched a competition to find the UK’s best young baker.The rapidly expanding business has this week kicked off a campaign to find its first-ever ‘Young Budding Baker of the Year’.Entry is open to those aged 16 to 18 across the seven UK regions where Warrens Bakery stores are located. They can be nominated by friends, family, siblings or grandparents.Warrens Bakery head baker and chair of the Cornish Pasty Association Jason Jobling is helping lead the search.A shortlisted applicant will be found for each region and these will be invited to a ‘Teach the Craft’ event that will take place in the summer holidays.The overall winner will tour behind the scenes at Warrens Bakery in Cornwall and have a masterclass with Jobling. They will also help develop a new bake to be sold across Warrens Bakery stores.And the winner will meet baking star Martha Collison, the youngest-ever contestant on The Great British Bake Off, where she made it to the quarter-finals. She has worked with brands such as Cadbury, Mars and Whitworths, and writes a weekly column for Waitrose.Additionally, the winner will take home a year’s supply of Warrens Bakery cakes, and a baking course at their local cookery school, worth £250.Closing date for entries is 1 July 2018. More information on how to nominate a young baker can be found out by visitingwww.warrensbakery.co.uk/buddingbaker.“Up until February last year, Warrens stores were only in the south west. Our journey over the past 12 months has been incredible, with monthly store openings in regions throughout England,” said Jobling.The business plans to open 100 more sites throughout the UK over the next five years.
Edit this setlist | More Gov’t Mule setlists Just last week, beloved rockers Gov’t Mule hit the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO, playing a sold out show with both moe. and Blackberry Smoke on the bill. While our own Rex Thomson provided an excellent review of the festivities, a new video has just emerged of Mule’s smokin’ performance on the Rocks.The band’s set was something to behold, opening with “Railroad Boy” and bringing out The Beatles, moe., and Pink Floyd covers during their set. The encore was even more fun, as all of moe. and members of Blackberry Smoke joined the band was an outrageous rendition of Bob Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released.”Check out the full video and setlist below, courtesy of Robb McKeever on YouTube.You can see the full setlist below.
Consolidated Communications,FairPoint Communications, Inc (NasdaqCM: FRP), the major provider of communications services in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. Net loss was $27.1 million in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to a net loss of $54.2 million a year earlier. Consolidated EBITDAR increases to $70.5 million in the quarter on revenue of $262.6 millionHigh-speed Internet subscriber growth accelerates to 5.4% year-over-year versus a 1.9% loss a year earlierVoice access line loss slows to 9.3% year-over-year versus 11.6% a year earlierNet loss improves to $27.1 million versus $54.2 million a year earlier”Our momentum continues to build,” said Paul H Sunu, CEO of FairPoint. “We are pleased with the success our team is achieving on multiple fronts. Our operating and customer metrics continue to improve. Our regulatory environment is improving. We are meeting our network deployment commitments for the broadband and fiber-to-the-tower initiatives. These efforts are now making their way into the financial results.”High-speed Internet penetration increased to 28.3% of voice access lines at June 30, 2011, following the addition of more than 7,600 subscribers in the quarter. The Company surpassed 305,000 high-speed Internet subscribers in the quarter, reaching an all-time high. Company-wide, year-over-year voice access line loss slowed for the fifth consecutive quarter to 9.3%.FairPoint ended the quarter with revenue of $262.6 million and Consolidated EBITDAR(1) of $70.5 million. The second quarter was favorably impacted by revenue assurance activities, including back-billing, and sustained improvements in service quality.Operating and Regulatory HighlightsHigh-speed Internet subscriber growth accelerated to 5.4% year-over-year, compared to a 4.8% increase in the first quarter of 2011 and a 1.9% decline in the second quarter of 2010. FairPoint added 15,410 high-speed Internet subscribers in the first half of 2011, compared to approximately 140 in the second half of 2010.Voice access line loss continued to slow as FairPoint lost approximately 22,700 lines in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to approximately 24,900 and approximately 29,100 in the first quarter of 2011 and the second quarter of 2010, respectively. As a result, the rate of voice access line loss slowed to 9.3% annually versus 9.6% in the first quarter of 2011 and 11.6% in the second quarter of 2010.The FairPoint customer experience continues to improve. Sustained improvements in retail and wholesale service quality, along with a reversal of penalties accrued in earlier periods, benefited the second quarter of 2011. Retail and wholesale service quality penalties favorably affected revenue in the second quarter of 2011 by $3.4 million, compared to a reduction in revenue of $1.8 million and $3.3 million in the first quarter of 2011 and second quarter of 2010, respectively.FairPoint continued its northern New England broadband expansion efforts during the quarter and announced the completion of its Vermont regulatory broadband commitment. With this latest achievement, FairPoint now offers high-speed Internet service to more than 83% of its customers inMaine, more than 85% of its customers in New Hampshire, nearly 90% of its customers in Vermont and more than 90% of its Telecom Group customers throughout the other 15 states in which FairPoint operates.Earlier this year, FairPoint announced an initial network build that will bring fiber to more than half of the approximately 1,600 wireless communications towers the Company serves in its northern New England service footprint. As of June 30, 2011, fiber had been placed to more than 400 of these towers. The Company remains on track to meet its 2011 fiber build commitments.On June 9, 2011, Gov. Paul LePage of Maine signed into law a bill directing the Maine Public Utilities Commission to develop a plan to reform telecommunications regulation in the state. The bill sets a state goal of creating a regulatory structure that ensures a level playing field for all telecommunications providers. FairPoint expects to benefit from this regulatory reform.Financial HighlightsSecond Quarter 2011 as compared to Second Quarter 2010Revenue was $262.6 million in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to $271.6 million a year earlier. The decrease was primarily the result of a 9.3% decline in voice access lines year-over-year, which led to decreases in voice services and access revenue. Partially offsetting the decline were lower service quality penalties, the impact of revenue assurance activities, including back-billing, and a 3.1% increase in data and Internet services revenue.Operating expenses, excluding depreciation, amortization and reorganization, were $202.8 million in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to $230.3 million a year earlier. The second quarter of 2010 was unfavorably impacted by a one-time project abandonment charge totaling $12.3 million, which was a Consolidated EBITDAR add-back. Excluding the impact from project abandonment, the favorable variance of $15.2 million, or 7.0%, was primarily the result of reductions in contracted services and data and voice transport costs.Consolidated EBITDAR was $70.5 million in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to $72.3 million a year earlier. Consolidated EBITDAR for the second quarter of 2010 was favorably impacted by the add-back of $8.3 million related to the net effect of a financial restatement. Although the items related to the financial restatement may have been recurring in nature, FairPoint’s credit facility allows the Company to add back the net effect on Consolidated EBITDAR from a financial restatement for any period before Jan. 24, 2011. Excluding the benefit from this financial restatement add-back, Consolidated EBITDAR for the second quarter of 2010 would have been $64.0 million. The $6.5 million favorable variance year-over-year is primarily explained by the operating expense reductions offset partially by the decline in revenue discussed above.Capital expenditures were $52.1 million in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to $62.8 million a year earlier. FairPoint satisfied its regulatory commitment for broadband expansion in Vermont during the quarter. Major capital initiatives for the remainder of 2011 include the continued expansion of theVantagePoint(sm) network, the fiber-to-the-tower build, regulatory broadband commitments in Maine andNew Hampshire, information technology improvements and enhancements, success-based capital projects for targeted revenue opportunities, and network and facilities maintenance.Second Quarter 2011 as compared to First Quarter 2011Revenue was $262.6 million in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to $254.8 million in the first quarter of 2011. The favorable variance is primarily attributable to the $5.2 million change in service quality penalties discussed above and revenue assurance activities, including back-billing, during the second quarter of 2011.Operating expenses, excluding depreciation, amortization and reorganization, decreased $13.8 million to$202.8 million as compared to $216.6 million in the first quarter of 2011. The favorable variance is primarily attributable to the $13.5 million vacation accrual booked in the first quarter of 2011.Consolidated EBITDAR increased $21.4 million to $70.5 million as compared to $49.1 million in the first quarter of 2011. The first quarter of 2011 was unfavorably impacted by the $13.5 million annual vacation expense. Adjusting for the vacation accrual, Consolidated EBITDAR increased $7.9 million versus the first quarter of 2011, which was primarily the result of the revenue increase described above.Capital expenditures were $52.1 million in the second quarter of 2011 as compared to $53.7 million in the first quarter of 2011.FairPoint’s cash position remained stable at $13.1 million at the end of the second quarter of 2011 as compared to $15.4 million at the end of the first quarter of 2011. The Company has not drawn on its $75 million revolving credit facility and as of June 30, 2011, it had $63.0 million available for borrowing, net of$12.0 million outstanding letters of credit.2011 GuidanceThe Company previously provided Consolidated EBITDAR guidance of $260 million to $280 million and remains comfortable with that range.For purposes of calculating Consolidated EBITDAR, FairPoint adds back pension expense net of any cash contributions. As previously disclosed, FairPoint expects to contribute approximately $6.8 million to its company-sponsored employee pension plan during the third quarter of 2011.Quarterly ReportThe information in this press release should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and footnotes contained in the Company’s quarterly report for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, which will be filed with the SEC on or prior to Aug. 15, 2011. The Company’s results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, are subject to the completion of its quarterly report for such period.Fresh Start AccountingOn Jan. 24, 2011, the Company emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and its Plan of Reorganization became effective. For purposes of generally accepted accounting principles, the Company adopted fresh start accounting as of Jan. 24, 2011, whereby the Company’s assets and liabilities were marked to their fair value as of the date of emergence. Accordingly, the Company’s condensed consolidated statements of financial position and operations for periods after Jan. 24, 2011, will not be comparable in many respects to periods prior to the adoption of fresh start accounting.Conference Call InformationAs previously announced, FairPoint will host a conference call and simultaneous webcast to discuss its second quarter 2011 results at 9:30 a.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011.Participants should call (866) 314-5232 (US/Canada) or (617) 213-8052 (international) at 9:20 a.m. (EDT)and enter the passcode 53808235 when prompted. The title of the call is the Q2 2011 FairPoint Communications, Inc. Earnings Conference Call.A telephonic replay will be available for anyone unable to participate in the live call. To access the replay, call (888) 286-8010 (US/Canada) or (617) 801-6888 (international) and enter the passcode 70917035 when prompted. The recording will be available from Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, at 12:00 p.m. (EDT) throughTuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).A live broadcast of the earnings conference call will be available online at www.FairPoint.com/investors(link is external). An online replay will be available shortly thereafter.Use of Non-GAAP Financial MeasuresThis press release includes certain non-GAAP financial measures, including but not limited to Consolidated EBITDAR and adjustments to GAAP measures to exclude the effect of special items. Management believes that Consolidated EBITDAR may be useful to investors in assessing the Company’s operating performance and its ability to meet its debt service requirements, and the maintenance covenants contained in the Company’s credit facility are based on Consolidated EBITDAR. In addition, management believes that the adjustments to GAAP measures to exclude the effect of special items may be useful to investors in understanding period-to-period operating performance and in identifying historical and prospective trends. However, the non-GAAP financial measures, as used herein, are not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Furthermore, Consolidated EBITDAR has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation from, or as an alternative to, net income or loss, operating income, cash flow or other combined income or cash flow data prepared in accordance with GAAP. Because of these limitations, Consolidated EBITDAR and related ratios should not be considered as measures of discretionary cash available to invest in business growth or reduce indebtedness. The Company compensates for these limitations by relying primarily on its GAAP results and using Consolidated EBITDAR only supplementally. A reconciliation of Consolidated EBITDAR to net income is contained in the attachments to this press release.About FairPoint Communications, Inc.FairPoint Communications, Inc. (NasdaqCM: FRP) (www.FairPoint.com(link is external)) is a leading communications provider of high-speed Internet access, local and long-distance phone, television and other broadband services to customers in communities across 18 states. Through its fast, reliable data network, FairPoint delivers data and voice networking communications solutions to residential, business and wholesale customers. VantagePoint(sm), FairPoint’s resilient IP-based network in northern New England, provides business customers a fast, flexible, affordable Ethernet connection. VantagePoint(sm) supports applications like video conferencing and e-learning. Additional information about FairPoint products and services is available at www.FairPoint.com(link is external).Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking StatementsSome statements herein are known as “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the Company’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained herein that are not historical facts. When used herein, the words “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates” and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward looking statements. Because these forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause actual results, events or developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements, including the Company’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other factors. You should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are based on the information currently available to us and speak only as of the date hereof. The Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. However, your attention is directed to any further disclosures made on related subjects in the Company’s subsequent reports filed with the SEC.Certain information contained herein may constitute guidance as to projected financial results and the Company’s future performance that represents management’s estimates as of the date hereof. This guidance, which consists of forward-looking statements, is prepared by the Company’s management and is qualified by, and subject to, certain assumptions. Guidance is not prepared with a view toward compliance with published guidelines of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and neither the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm nor any other independent expert or outside party compiles or examines the guidance and, accordingly, no such person expresses any opinion or any other form of assurance with respect thereto. Guidance is based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that, while presented with numerical specificity, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company’s control and are based upon specific assumptions with respect to future business decisions, some of which will change. Management generally states possible outcomes as high and low ranges which are intended to provide a sensitivity analysis as variables are changed but are not intended to represent actual results, which could fall outside of the suggested ranges. The principal reason that the Company releases this data is to provide a basis for management to discuss the Company’s business outlook with analysts and investors. The Company does not accept any responsibility for any projections or reports published by any such outside analysts or investors. Guidance is necessarily speculative in nature, and it can be expected that some or all of the assumptions of the guidance furnished by us will not materialize or will vary significantly from actual results. Accordingly, the Company’s guidance is only an estimate of what management believes is realizable as of the date hereof. Actual results will vary from the guidance and the variations may be material. Investors should also recognize that the reliability of any forecasted financial data diminishes the farther in the future that the data is forecast. In light of the foregoing, investors are urged to put the guidance in context and not to place undue reliance on it.(1) Consolidated EBITDAR means earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and restructuring items as defined in the Company’s credit facility. Consolidated EBITDAR is a non-GAAP financial measure. A reconciliation of Consolidated EBITDAR to net income is contained in the attachments to this press release.