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The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The 3 best oil stocks to buy right now 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares With the oil price rising recently, I’ve been looking for the best related stocks to buy right now for my portfolio. Buying oil stocks can be a great way to gain exposure to the commodity, but this strategy doesn’t come without risks. Oil and gas stocks can be highly volatile. As they tend to have fixed production costs, they’re leveraged plays on the commodity.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…According to Tullow Oil‘s (LSE: TLW) full-year 2018 results presentation, a $5 move in the price of oil either way would have detracted or added $125m from free cash flow. That year the group generated $411m in free cash flow from operations. As such, a drop of just $16.44 would have wiped out group cash flow. In the first half of this year, the oil price dropped by around $50 in four months. These are only rough figures, but I believe they clearly illustrate the risks of investing in this sector. Companies can make or lose fortunes overnight.Still, I’m comfortable with the level of risk involved in investing with these businesses. That’s why I’ve been looking for the best stocks to buy right now as the price of oil recovers.The best oil stocks to buy right nowTullow Oil is one of the firms on my list. This company is a very high-risk investment. It’s currently involved in renegotiating the terms of its debt with lenders. If management fails, the group could collapse. However, if the business succeeds, the share price could rally as Tullow gains breathing space.At the end of November, the company projected it could generate as much as $7bn in cash from operations over the next decade. Its current market capitalisation is £431m. I think this shows just how much potential the business has. That’s why I’d buy it for my portfolio. Green energy Royal Dutch Shell is another group that features on my list of the best oil stocks to buy now. The company, which is one of the world’s largest oil producers, recently unveiled a plan to invest billions of dollars in renewable energy over the next 30 years.Of course, the company isn’t without its risks. It has a lot of debt, and the low oil price also meant the business had to write off billions of dollars of assets last year. Nevertheless, despite these challenges, I’m optimistic about the groups future. That’s why I’d buy it today. Large payout Finally, I think one of the best oil stocks to buy right now is Cairn Energy (LSE: CNE). There’s been a cloud hanging over this company for the past few years after India seized a 10% stake in its subsidiary there.The company has been fighting the government for compensation, and a court recently ruled in its favour, awarding the business $1.2bn (£870m) in damages. The sum hasn’t been paid yet, but it could be a huge positive for the £900m market-cap firm.Of course, there’s a high chance India may not pay. In that case, Carin’s future is more uncertain. That’s the most significant risk facing the business right now. But this is a high-risk, high-reward bet on an enormous payoff to the company.Still, I’m comfortable with this level of risk. That’s why I’d buy Cairn today. Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address
Team effort: Stade Francais celebrate beating Clermont in last season’s final. Photo: Getty Images As the 2015-16 Top 14 kicks off in France, Rugby World talks to Stade Francais coach Gonzalo Quesada about defending their title GQ: When we bring in big names it’s important we believe they can fit into our framework. Our president has been strongly criticised by some people who said he was not ambitious enough with his recruitment compared to other clubs. But we are very careful and bring in guys only when we’re sure they are going to add to the squad. So that’s why if you compare us to the likes of Toulon, Racing and Montpellier we recruit fewer players because we recruit carefully so we don’t create problems inside the squad.RW: Are there any young academy players we should keep an eye on?GQ: When I arrived here our academy was not our strength. Last year was better, and this year it will be very strong with the likes of Mathieu de Giovanni and Sekou Macalou. Increasingly I prefer to push our kids up (from the academy) rather than just grab any high-profile player who comes along.RW: Were you approached for the France job earlier this year?GQ: Before the official application process was launched I had a couple of phone calls from the federation sounding me out, seeing if I could be interested in applying. That was it. Then I heard there was a shortlist and I was on it but I don’t know how real that was – it may just have been rumours. But anyway I re-signed with Stade in December and even if I have a clause in my contract releasing me if I’m called by a national team, I am still in the middle of my project here.Top trio: Gonzalo Quesada (right) celebrates with Sergio Parisse and Thomas Savare. Photo: Getty ImagesRW: How impressed are you with what Simon Mannix has achieved in his first season in charge of Pau?GQ: I know Pau well because I played there and he’s done well to come in, keep the good stuff that was there but also bring in a new style and get everyone behind him in the process. It’s a big achievement because it’s always tough to come into a new club, particularly if you’re a foreigner.RW: Talking of tough, Parisians have a reputation for being hard to please. How have you found the Stade fans since your arrival?GQ: It is tough because Parisians have so many things to do outside rugby. In Toulon or Perpignan rugby is the big entertainment. In Paris you are in competition with other sports, theatres, operas, music concerts and so on. I think we’ve created a spirit within the club that the fans can feel and which they respond to and which brings in new fans. Also our style is attractive and nice to watch. It would be hard to convince Parisians to come and watch us if we played slow, conservative rugby.RW: How much greater is the pressure now you’re champs? This time last year few people imagined Stade Francais would end up being crowned Top 14 champions for the 2014-15 season. Toulon, Clermont or even Parisian rivals Racing maybe, but not Stade who hadn’t even managed to qualify for the inaugural European Champions Cup the previous season. What no one envisaged was the strength of the Stade Francais spirit, nor the boldness of their game plan, nor the tactical nous of their coach, Gonzalo Quesada. As Stade prepare to start the defence of their title against Pau on Sunday, Rugby World sat down with Quesada to learn more about the secrets of his success…Rugby World: Did you start last season believing you were title contenders?Gonzalo Quesada: No. I knew that one day we were going to do something interesting, we had the squad with the quality and the spirit. But I didn’t think it would happen so quickly. I thought it might be the season after.RW: So the reason for the success?GQ: When I arrived at Stade I established a framework that set out how we would work and train, the rules we’d respect, squad discipline, and our playing philosophy. But I also created within the framework the space for players to be responsible for their own destinies. In the first season it was all new to them and it wasn’t until start of the second season that I started to see they believed in what we were trying to achieve.RW: Was there a point last season you started to believe you could win the title?GQ: We had a spell where we lost three out of four games, including our first home defeat (to Oyonnax on 31 January). I think it was during that period we got stronger. We spent four days in the mountains, going out having nice meals together, laughing, drinking beer. It was a risk because it was the most anti-sport holiday you could imagine. But the squad returned stronger than ever – albeit with a big headache and a couple of extra kilos – and then we put 40 points on Clermont in our next game. That was the first moment that I saw the spirit within the squad and believed we could do something special.Turning point: Remi Bonfils attacks during Stade’s 40-26 win over Clermont in March. Photo: Getty ImagesRW: Why did you accept the Stade job in 2013 given their recent financial problems?GQ: Yes, when I signed on at this club it was quite unstable with a lot of changes in the structures, the players, the coaches. But I know this club. I played here and kept in contact with them and I like its identity. When they offered me the position some of my friends said, ‘Don’t go there, you’re too young, your career is going really well and you’ll blow it there’. But I knew it wasn’t that suicidal because I know the spirit of the club.RW: Describe your relationship with club president Thomas Savare.GQ: From the first day Thomas understood that I arrived willing to work hard and do my best to get Stade back to where it had been. I won his trust and in return he gives me freedom. I talk to Thomas once or twice a week, or maybe not for a fortnight. I know that I’m very lucky because I have contacts at other clubs who tell me some presidents are always there, wanting to know what’s going on, putting an extra bit of pressure on the staff. I feel I don’t have that extra pressure, that Thomas believes in what we are doing and he let me do things my way.RW: Stade haven’t recruited as extravagantly as their rivals in recent years. Why not? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS GQ: We’re aware it’s a lot more now because everyone has a special motivation to beat us. We did some work on that during our pre-season training camp – identifying the dangers we face from the outside and from the inside. By that I mean how being champions might affect our behaviour and our attitude. It threw up some interesting results and I think it will help us during the season. But in a way we’re lucky that the start of the season is so disrupted by the World Cup. I’m missing 13 players so right now we’re more focused on trying to get through this month with so many key players missing rather than worrying about being champions.For the latest Rugby World subscription offers, click here. Find out how to download the magazine here.
Harps come back to win in Waterford Almost 30 new SNAs destined for Donegal By News Highland – May 18, 2018 Twitter Google+ Facebook Homepage BannerNews Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Previous articleCalls for extension to Leap Card Scheme to include Donegal servicesNext articleAmbulance cover in Killybegs to be discussed in special meeting News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook 800 additional Special Needs Assistants will be allocated to schools across the country for the beginning of the new school term.Donegal is to receive an additional 29 SNA’s this year, bringing to a total of 731 the number that will be working across schools in the county under the new allocation.Government Chief Whip Minister Joe McHugh has announced an increased allocation of 29 SNAs for Donegal with the total number of SNAs available for the county now 731, 466 of which will be working in primary schools, 208 in post-primary and 57 in special schools.Conern was previously raised over the Governments decision to announce additional SNAs later in the year meaning schools could not plan for the additional support.However, Minister McHugh says the decision to announce the allocation in May ensures that children with special educational needs can be enrolled and take up their places in September. Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows
Scott Olson/Getty Images(BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn.) — Hundreds of people gathered outside the police department in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Wednesday evening as protests over the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright continued for a fourth consecutive night.“The crowd tonight continued to present some public safety challenges as they pulled on the fence, shot pyrotechnics, lobbed bricks and bottles over the fence,” Minnesota Department of Public Safety Commissioner John Harrington said at a press conference just after midnight. “I think tonight we were around 500 people there, yelling and chanting late into the evening.”There were no reports of looting or fires in Brooklyn Center, nor any such reports in nearby Minneapolis or Saint Paul, according to Harrington.Col. Matt Langer, chief of the Minnesota State Patrol, said he believes the size of the crowd was actually smaller than the previous night.“Things started out very peaceful,” Langer told reporters. “I can tell you that the discussion we had internally was that the number one tool we wanted to use tonight was patience, and that’s what we exercised for a long period of time even though we saw groups coming and fortifying and we saw umbrellas and we saw plywood shields and makeshift barricades and blocks and bricks brought in to the scene.”Hennepin County Sheriff Dave Hutchinson said “a lot” of objects were thrown at authorities Wednesday night.The crowd “largely scattered” around the time of the 10 p.m. curfew when authorities decided to move in after issuing dispersal orders, Langer said. The Minnesota State Patrol did not use any chemical munitions or rubber bullets when enforcing arrests, according to Langer.“We were very thankful there was not a strong entrenchment mentality of the people that were there at the event,” he said. “It was almost uneventful.”The Minnesota State Patrol arrested about 24 people on charges ranging from violating curfew to riot, which was “much lower” than the previous night’s 72 arrests, according to Langer.“We just want people to leave. We don’t want to arrest people,” he added. “The goal of law enforcement is not every night to see how many people we can arrest. Our goal is to plead and ask and direct and help people understand how not to get arrested by listening to our simple advice.”The majority of those arrested Wednesday night were not Brooklyn Center residents, according to Hutchinson.Although the protests are taking place outside of the Brooklyn Center Police Department headquarters, the area is residential and there’s an apartment building adjacent to the police station. Harrington expressed concern over the impact the nightly protests are having on the neighborhood’s families. Langer also shared that sentiment but said he personally has not spoken to any residents of the nearby apartment building.“Our preference is that we get this back to a position where it’s a peaceful assembly of people lifting up their voice to express their opinion, and we need people’s help to do that,” Langer said. “The commissioner and I and other leaders have been talking to people all day long saying, what can we do to intervene on this cycle of behavior and reaction and action that we’ve seen this week. And so my expectation, my hope, my desire is that tomorrow is better than tonight because tonight was better than last night.”The protests began Sunday after the officer-involved shooting of Wright, a 20-year-old Black man and father of a 2-year-old boy.Wright was driving in Brooklyn Center, about 10 miles northwest of Minneapolis, when he was stopped by police Sunday afternoon. The officers initially pulled him over for an expired registration tag on his car but determined during the traffic stop that he had an outstanding gross misdemeanor warrant, police said.As police tried to take him into custody, Wright got back into the car and one of the officers — identified as Kim Potter, a 26-year veteran of the Brooklyn Center Police Department — fired her gun, striking him. A preliminary report released Monday by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner said Wright died from a gunshot wound to the chest and that his death was a homicide.Police said Potter intended to deploy her Taser instead of her gun when she “accidentally” shot Wright. In body camera video, which was released at a press conference Monday, police said Potter could be heard warning Wright that she was going to deploy her Taser.“However, the officer drew their handgun instead of their Taser,” Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon told reporters Monday. “It is my belief that the officer had the intention to deploy their Taser, but instead shot Mr. Wright with a single bullet. This appears to me, from what I viewed and the officer’s reaction and distress immediately after, that this was an accidental discharge that resulted in the tragic death of Mr. Wright.”Both Potter and Gannon submitted their resignations on Tuesday, effective immediately.Washington County Attorney Peter Orput announced Wednesday that Potter, 48, had been arrested and charged with second-degree manslaughter in connection with Wright’s shooting. She has been booked into the Hennepin County Jail, according to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, which is investigating the fatal encounter.Potter posted bond and was released from jail Wednesday evening. She is scheduled to appear in court Thursday at 1:30 p.m. local time, according to jail records.A second-degree manslaughter conviction in Minnesota carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.According to the criminal complaint, Potter used her right hand to pull her department-issued Glock 9mm handgun from her duty belt and shoot Wright. The gun was holstered on the right side of her belt while her Taser was on the left. The grips or handles of both the gun and Taser face Potter’s rear. The Taser is yellow with a black grip and is “set in a straight-draw position, meaning [Potter] would have to use her left hand to pull the Taser out of its holster,” according to the complaint.Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Potter’s case was being handled by his counterpart in nearby Washington County due to a new policy that was put in place last year “to avoid any appearance of a conflict of interest in handling such cases.”Civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who is representing the Wright family, released a statement following Potter’s arrest and seemed to suggest that her actions warranted a more serious charge.“While we appreciate that the district attorney is pursuing justice for Daunte, no conviction can give the Wright family their loved one back,” Crump said. “This was no accident. This was an intentional, deliberate, and unlawful use of force. Driving while Black continues to result in a death sentence. A 26-year veteran of the force knows the difference between a taser and a firearm. Kim Potter executed Daunte for what amounts to no more than a minor traffic infraction and a misdemeanor warrant. Daunte’s life, like George Floyd’s life, like Eric Garner’s, like Breonna Taylor’s, like David Smith’s meant something.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
New correlations of marine clastic sedimentary rocks exposed within the James Ross Basin, Antarctica have shown that the mid-to late Cretaceous succession is in excess of 5 km thick. Plotting the ranges of the principal molluscan macrofossils against the revised stratigaphy indicates that inoceramid bivalves are totally absent, and dimitobelid belemnites extremely rare, throughout an extensive 1400 m thick Maastrichtian succession. These early extinction patterns are interpreted to be due to both a regional shallowing event and a pronounced phase of high-latitude, Campanian–Maastrichtian cooling. Cool polar bottom waters may have been forming by as early as mid- to late Campanian times.
Written by February 28, 2021 /Sports News – National Vanessa Bryant seeks to name LA County deputies who shared photos of Kobe Bryant crash site Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock/naveen0301BY: JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Vanessa Bryant, the widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, is seeking to publicly name the Los Angeles County deputies who allegedly shared the photos of the helicopter crash site that killed her husband, daughter and seven others.In September, Vanessa Bryant sued the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department over the sharing of the “unauthorized” photos, seeking damages for negligence, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.Vanessa Bryant’s lawyers filed an amended complaint on Wednesday that added the deputies and the Los Angeles County Fire Department as defendants in the lawsuit.The new court documents detailed an internal affairs report by the sheriff’s department that states one deputy took up to 100 photos at the scene, several of which were then quickly shared by text and other phone messaging apps over the next two days by deputies.The names of the deputies were blacked out in the complaint. The court will decide whether the complaint should be sealed.“These specific deputies need to be held accountable for their actions just like everyone else,” Vanessa Bryant wrote in an Instagram story on Saturday.Lawyers for Los Angeles County have argued to keep the deputies’ names sealed because releasing them would make personal information, such as home addresses, public as well, increasing the likelihood that they should be targeted by hackers who may try to gain access to their personal devices and publish the photos, the Los Angeles Times reported.The county’s lawyers also argued that if the defendants were to remain anonymous, the “public will still be able to review the relevant allegations,” according to the Times.The lawsuit also alleged that Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva personally assured Vanessa Bryant shortly after the crash that deputies were securing the scene to protect her privacy. The complaint alleged that Villanueva later told Bryant that when he found out deputies took and shared photos he ordered them to be destroyed to prevent them from becoming public, calling the deputies’ conduct “disgusting” and “wildly inappropriate.”After the initial lawsuit was filed in September, Villanueva said that the actions the department took “were the correct ones in extraordinary circumstances.” Villanueva has also noted repeatedly that the photos did not circulate wider because of his actions, the Times reported.Several deputies and county firefighters shared images from the crash site from the personal phone, the complaint alleged. One deputy trainee who was guarding a trail that lead to the crash site allegedly shared multiple photos he received of Kobe Bryant’s remains to members of the public, including a woman and bartender at a bar later that night, according to the lawsuit. A bar security camera allegedly showed the trainee zooming into the photos as he shows them, and the bartender loudly boasted to patrons and other employees that he had seen Kobe Bryant’s body, the complaint states.Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant, and seven others — two teammates of Gianna’s, their parents and the helicopter pilot, were killed on Jan. 26, 2020, when the Sikorsky S-76B crashed onto a hillside in Calabasas, California.Days after the crash, Vanessa Bryant released a statement saying she was “devastated” over a report by the Los Angeles Times that deputies who responded to the scene shared photos of the wreckage and victims’ remains.In September, California Gov. Gavin Newsome signed a bill into law making it illegal for first responders to take unauthorized photos of dead people at the scene of a crime or accident.The NTSB investigation into the crash, released earlier this month, found that the pilot, Ara Zobayan, became disoriented while flying in thick fog. Zobayan also did not follow training and violated visual flight rules, the investigation found.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
NDT Global is an ultrasonic pipeline inline inspection (ILI) and data analysis supplier for onshore and offshore pipelines Eddyfi/NDT completes the acquisition of NDT Global (Credit: CNW Group/Eddyfi/NDT) Eddyfi/NDT, along with Novacap and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), has completed the acquisition of NDT Global.NDT Global is an ultrasonic pipeline inline inspection (ILI) and data analysis supplier for onshore and offshore pipelines.With headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and main operations in Stutensee, Germany, the firm provides geometry and deformation inspection, metal loss and crack inspection, defect assessment as well as fitness for purpose investigations worldwide.NDT Global president and CEO Richard Matthews said: “Joining with Eddyfi/NDT offers a tremendous opportunity to leverage our respective technologies to develop even better solutions.“At NDT Global we want to continue our trend of being a technology disruptor whilst delivering new and never seen before solutions to our customers through out of the box thinking, creativity and collaboration – we believe Eddyfi/NDT will help us materialize this vision.”Eddyfi/NDT now has more than 1,000 employeesWith the completion of the acquisition, Eddyfi/NDT now has more than 1,000 working in 20 global offices and serving customers in 110 countries.The combined entity will have its global headquarters in the advanced NDT hub of Québec city.It consists of high-end technology business units operating in two different segments that include NDT Equipment and Application-Specific Integrated Inspections.To complete the acquisition of NDT Global and pursue other strategic opportunities, Eddyfi/NDT has raised CA$600m ($451.5m).In a new round of equity financing with Montreal-based Novacap, Eddyfi/NDT has raised CAD163m ($122.6m). CDPQ, which made its initial investment in Eddyfi in March 2017, has invested an additional amount of CAD107m ($80.5m).CDPQ president and chief executive officer Charles Émond said: “Québec SME expansion and globalization is a key aspect of our strategy, and our support for Eddyfi over the years reflects that.“Since our first investment, the company has experienced tremendous and sustained growth, becoming one of the largest private companies in the Greater Québec City area today.”In February last year, Eddyfi Technologies acquired Inuktun, a developer and manufacturer of remotely operated crawlers and camera systems.