6.5% dividend yields! 2 UK dividend shares I’d buy for my ISA

first_img Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild | Saturday, 5th June, 2021 | More on: GLO UKW 6.5% dividend yields! 2 UK dividend shares I’d buy for my ISA I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 2020 proved to be catastrophe for many income-hungry investors. Hundreds of UK dividend shares were forced to cut, cancel, or postpone shareholder payouts in response to the Covid-19 crisis.It’s hoped that the boost coronavirus vaccines will give to the economic recovery this year will see a huge improvement in dividend levels versus last year’s washout. However, those buying dividend shares for an immediate improvement in their income flows need to be extremely careful.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…Some market commentators have sliced back their forecasts for global dividends in 2021 as the world continues to grapple with Covid-19. The emergence of the Indian variant on these shores is particularly troublesome for UK share investors.2 UK dividend shares on my radarThe outlook for a great many UK shares remains packed with uncertainty. But there are still plenty of rock-solid stocks for investors like me to choose from today. Here are two top dividend shares I think will pay out big in 2021. I’d happily buy them in my Stocks and Shares ISA and hold them for the long haul.#1: An safe haven in tough timesOur need for electricity remains constant, regardless of whatever economic, political or social trouble is going on in the background. This makes operators in this field like Greencoat UK Wind (LSE: UKW) dependable investments right now. Indeed, this particular FTSE 250 company’s decision to raise dividends last year despite the coronavirus outbreak provides perfect evidence of this.Everyone knows that green energy is increasingly big business. It’s a field which I think will make this UK dividend share — a company that invests in wind farms all across Britain — a great long-term buy.City analysts think earnings here will rise 16% in 2021. This underpins expectations of another dividend increase and, consequently, a meaty 5.4% dividend yield. Remember though that changes to green energy laws could harm later profits growth.#2: Another great play on green powerContourGlobal (LSE: GLO) is another UK dividend share I’m paying close attention to today. For one, its forward dividend yield of 6.5% is even better than Greencoat’s staggering reading. It also offers terrific value from an earnings perspective too. Brokers think earnings here will soar 400%-plus in 2021, resulting in a nominal price-to-earnings growth (PEG) multiple of 0.1.This FTSE 250 stock builds and operates power stations all over the globe. Not only does this offer the same sort of defensive qualities as Greencoat, it also puts it in a strong position to exploit soaring global energy demand.Finally, I like the company’s pledge to dedicate all future investment in renewable energy and low-carbon thermal production, as fresh acquisition news announced last week shows. I think it’s a great buy despite the ever-present threat of plant construction problems that could result in huge project delays and unexpected costs. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares The Motley Fool UK’s Top Income Stock… We think that when a company’s CEO owns 12.1% of its stock, that’s usually a very good sign.But with this opportunity it could get even better.Still only 55 years old, he sees the chance for a new “Uber-style” technology.And this is not a tiny tech startup full of empty promises.This extraordinary company is already one of the largest in its industry.Last year, revenues hit a whopping £1.132 billion.The board recently announced a 10% dividend hike.And it has been a superb Motley Fool income pick for 9 years running!But even so, we believe there could still be huge upside ahead.Clearly, this company’s founder and CEO agrees. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Greencoat UK Wind. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Learn how you can grab this ‘Top Income Stock’ Report 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. See all posts by Royston Wildlast_img read more

Combating Sexual Harassment in Housing

first_img July 25, 2018 1,522 Views  Print This Post Kristina Brewer is the Editorial Assistant of Publications for the Five Star Institute, including DS News and MReport magazine. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas (UNT), where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in rhetoric and writing and a minor in global marketing. During this time, she served as Director of Philanthropy in the national women’s fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha, of which she is an alumna. Her passion for philanthropy continued after university when she was an intern at Keep Denton Beautiful, a local partner of Keep America Beautiful, where she drove membership, organized events, and led social media campaigns. Brewer honed her writing at the North Texas Daily, UNT’s student-run newspaper where she wrote about faculty, mentorship, and student life. Brewer also previously worked at Optimus Business Plans where she helped start-ups create funding proposals, risk assessments, and management plans. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Headlines, Journal, News About Author: Kristina Brewer Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago 2018-07-25 Kristina Brewer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Non-Bank RMBS Servicers Retreating from Delinquent Loans Next: ‘A Strong Shift In Housing Demand’ Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Combating Sexual Harassment in Housing Home / Daily Dose / Combating Sexual Harassment in Housing The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have released a public service announcement addressing their fight against sexual harassment in housing. The two departments first announced their partnership in April, a move that was initiated by the DOJ’s renewed focus on sexual harassment in housing announced October of 2017. The PSA features a 60-second video focused on three women who were the victims of sexual harassment lawsuits brought by the DOJ under the Fair Housing Act. The women share their stories of harassment, and how these experiences have impacted their lives.The video serves as a joint effort between the two departments in order to reach victims across the country, informing them of their available resources and ways to report harassment. According to the statement, the video was distributed to all Public Housing Agencies across the United States and is intended to air in all national media markets, as well as be distributed by social media. In addition, the PSA will be circulated to fair housing groups, legal aid organizations, and other related partners across the country.“Unfortunately, there are still too many landlords and managers who attempt to prey on vulnerable individuals. The launch of the nationwide PSAs is an important step in proliferating the stories of brave women and men across the country in order to raise awareness and help other victims,” said John Gore, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division. “Our goal at the Justice Department is to make more people aware that no one should have to choose between a home and the right to be free from sexual harassment.”Read the full press release here to learn more about the partnership and initiative, or watch the PSA below.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Will Not Compensate Families Of Farmers Who Lost Lives During Protests: Centre Tells Lok Sabha

first_imgNews UpdatesWill Not Compensate Families Of Farmers Who Lost Lives During Protests: Centre Tells Lok Sabha Akshita Saxena2 Feb 2021 7:45 AMShare This – xThe Central Government today informed the Lok Sabha that it will not provide compensation to the bereaved families of those farmers, who lost their lives during protests against the three Farm Laws. Delete Centre informs #LokSabha that it will not provide compensation to families of such farmers who lost their lives during the #FarmersProtest pic.twitter.com/ly93fGTcJo— Live…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Central Government today informed the Lok Sabha that it will not provide compensation to the bereaved families of those farmers, who lost their lives during protests against the three Farm Laws. Delete Centre informs #LokSabha that it will not provide compensation to families of such farmers who lost their lives during the #FarmersProtest pic.twitter.com/ly93fGTcJo— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) February 2, 2021 In response to a question asked by several MPs— if the Government proposes to give compensation to the families of the farmers who have died during the agitation, the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare said, “No Sir”. Thousands of protesters, mostly from Punjab, have been camping in the border areas of Delhi-NCR since November 26 raising a demand that the Central Government repeal the recently passed farmers laws. Reportedly, over 70 farmers have died during these protests. Meanwhile, the Delhi Police has registered 39 cases against the protesting farmers. The Central Government on Tuesday said it does not intend to compensate the families of such farmers. It added, “Government of India during discussion with these farmers’ Union representatives appealed many times that children and elders including women should be requested to go home in view of the cold and COVID situation and other hardships.” The Centre further reiterated that the it does not propose to end MSP. In response to a question asked by BJP MP Mukesh Rajput if the Government is planning to end Minimum Support Price, the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare said, “No Sir, the Government does not have any proposal to end MSP.” The Supreme Court is hearing a batch of PILs seeking immediate removal of protesting farmers from border areas of Delhi-NCR on the ground that they increase the risk of COVID-19 spread in Delhi. the Top Court is also seized with petitions challenging the three Farm Laws. Significantly, vide order dated January 12, 2020, the Supreme Court stayed the operation of the three Acts until further Orders. It ordered that the MSP system as it existed before the enactment of the laws must be continued and no farmer shall be dispossessed or deprived of his title as a result of any action taken under the laws. The Top Court also constituted a Committee to facilitate negotiations between the Government and the farmers. However, the composition of the said committee was not received well, following which the Supreme Court said it will consider re-constitution of the Committee. Link to related reports are given below in a chronological order: “Your Negotiation Does Not Work Apparently, We Will Form A Committee To Resolve The Issue”:Supreme Court On Farmers ProtestSupreme Court Hints At Stay On Implementation Of Farm Laws And Formation Of Committee, Will Pass OrderSupreme Court Suspends Implementation Of Three farm Laws Until Further OrdersSupreme Court Forms Committee To Negotiate On Farm Laws With Members Supporting Farm Laws ImplementationBhupinder Singh Mann Recuses From Supreme Court Formed Committee To Negotiate On Farm LawsFarmers’ Union Requests Supreme Court To Remove The Remaining Members Of Committee Constituted To Resolve Deadlock Between Farmers and Govt’They Are Brilliant Minds; Why Malign Them For Their Views?’ : CJI On Criticism Against Farm Laws CommitteeSupreme Court Issues Notice On Plea For Reconstitution Of Committee To Resolve Deadlock Between Farmers and Govt”Farmer Unions Will Not Appear Before Committee, They Are Totally Convinced That Farm Laws Need To Be Repealed”: Dave, Bhushan Tell Supreme CourtReady To Suspend Implementation Of Farm Laws For 1-1.5 Yrs To Mutually Discuss The Solution: Agri. Minister Narendra Tomar Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

What price education?

first_imgWhat price education?On 23 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Gainingan MBA can be a real career accelerator and gain you a place on the board butas Nic Paton discovered, it is also essential to ensure you grasp fundamentalstrategic and business objectivesHeatherSalter, HR director at entertainment company Clear Channel Entertainment,graduated in September as an MBA from the Open University Business School. Aformer secretary, she has worked her way up through Grand Metropolitan (aswas), Scottish & Newcastle and Apollo Leisure to a point where, if itwasn’t for the fact Clear Channel is owned by a US parent, she would now be onthe board.For her, securing anMBA on top of her OU degree and IPD qualification was not simply an option, itwas a necessity. The course, three years of distance learning modules,tutorials once a month and a residential element, was a tough juggling act.But if she wanted tohave credibility with the people who mattered – the board – to go onwards andupwards, she felt she needed the qualification.”I have now got alanguage  that lets me communicate withthem. The MBA has also changed my whole way of thinking. I am much more likelyto look at what the business needs are and tailor the solution to them ratherthan thinking something is just good to do,” she says.Yet, in the threeyears of studying, she did not meet a single other HR professional. While it isimpossible to know with any certainty what percentage of high-level HRprofessionals hold MBAs, Salter’s experience does not seem unusual. Fewer than2 per cent of those who studied at Henley Management College in recent yearshave HR or personnel backgrounds and just three of the 300 people who graduatedthrough the latest London Business School MBA programme came from an HR background.The Association of MBAs (AMBA) estimates that, out of a total membership ofaround 11,000 people, fewer than 40 of its members work in HR.”It is true, veryfew people in HR either have an MBA or intend to do one,” agrees LindaHolbeche, director of research at the Roffey Park Institute. “They tend toget their qualification through the CIPD or an MSc in organisationaldevelopment or whatever. But they are reinforcing the usual problem of HR beingapparently disconnected from the business.” The HR profession isincreasingly being urged to talk the language of business. HR professionals inturn often bemoan the fact they are perceived by chief executives, financialdirectors and chief operating offices as non-core – a useful, if slightly,well, woolly adjunct to the real business of making money. Management oftensees HR in much the same way it views public relations – glad it’s there,particularly in a crisis, but for God’s sake don’t let them get too close tothe big stuff. For Mike Jones,director general of AMBA, the fact this view still prevails in many boardroomsaround the country, is “a real shame”. But HR can be its own worstenemy, preferring to focus on “technical” qualifications such as theCIPD and ignoring the need for general business skills, he argues.”It is essentialthat the HR director or manager has a very strong understanding of theconstituent parts of the organisation. In many large companies, having an MBA is a prerequisite for getting onthe board. It is the only management qualification that gives a broadperspective on the various functions and functionalities of the business,”he says.Julia Tyler, directorof the MBA programme at London Business School, agrees. “What the MBA willdo is move you out of the HR ghetto and give you knowledge of the generalbusiness functions,” she says.Yet in one sense theMBA has become a victim of its own success. The range and breadth of coursesnow offered by a plethora of organisations and institutions, some good andothers distinctly less so, has devalued the qualification’s currency. It isimportant, therefore, to pick a well-respected course. Out of 124 schools inthe UK offering MBAs, AMBA only accredits 34. And these 34 account fortwo-thirds of all MBA students. “The MBA has lostits exclusivity, but against that is has become the mainstream managementqualification,” admits Jones.The qualification  is increasingly becoming a must-have for theyounger, up-and-coming executive, adds Professor Leo Murray, director of the CranfieldSchool of Management. To become a board-level director without an MBA or otherhigh-level business qualification is the exception rather than the norm. HRprofessionals who want to get on should consider studying for an MBA earlierrather than later – perhaps even at HRM level.”If you are aboutto get on the board of a FTSE company the probability is that you are 35-to-40years of age and are pretty high up your chosen ladder. You will probablyalready have done a general management programme or an MBA. Typically, people who do an MBA are the high-fliers in the 25-to-35 age bracket,” says Murray.An alternative optionis the executive  MBA, or eMBA. This isthe same qualification studied part-time on a modular basis and often throughe-learning. Many colleges have linked up with other institutions around theworld to offer eMBAs that are truly global, designed to attract high-fliersworking for multinationals. Ultimately, though, it is the qualification and theschool it is from, not how you got it, that matters, argues AMBA’s Jones.”An MBA is an MBA is an MBA.” So, it’s easy, then,an MBA is a passport to the board. Not necessarily. Cranfield’s Murray and LBS’Tyler agree an MBA can be an enormous career accelerator, but getting to theboard is a different matter altogether.”You cannot justsay that HR directors are not on the board because they do not have MBAs, thatis deeply far fetched. It is about knowledge, skills and persuasiveness,”says Murray. “An MBA is extremely useful. It gives you a vocabulary, anagenda that lets you relate to the business. But the further up you go the lessit is about qualifications and the more it is about your experience,determination and drive.”Neither can thequalification teach an executive what life is really like on the board, whetherfrom an HR background or not, argues John Weston, head of the centre fordirector development at the Institute of Directors. An MBA will give you asound under-pinning of effective management, but the IoD also runs a diploma incompany direction that aims to offer clear, distinct guidance on how to leadand be a director. About 300 people a year go through the course. “Most MBAs miss the unique differenceof  being on the board. Managing anddirecting are not the same thing. There is the collective responsibility,different legal duties and responsibilities. It is about operating beyond yourfunction and specialism,” says Weston.HR people need tostart to emphasise the strategic nature of HR, he adds. “Managingdirectors and financial directors tend not to understand that concept  very well. HR professionals really have toblow their own trumpet more, they have to say, ‘This company will not workunless you have an effective HR strategy in place’. They could be leaking theirbest people like a sieve and not know it.”For the HRprofessional looking to progress up the greasy pole, it appears the question ofacquiring an MBA is increasingly becoming one of when rather than if. Ofcourse, some HR high-fliers will continue to make it to the board without MBAs.But, if HR professionals want to win the battle to become an integral part oftheir organisation’s strategic and business objectives, then the MBA needs tobecome a key part of their arsenal.WhereMBAs come in pecking orderDoctorates: PhDs can be a useful tool forfocusing on business issues or problems, but they are more usually for theserious academic. Nevertheless, they can add gravitas to an already solid CV *MBA: Gives a credible grounding ingeneral management and administration skills. Graduates will be expected to beable to “think outside the box” when it comes to their function, bereal business players and, probably, on a fast-track to the board *****Specialised MastersDegree: Graduatesshould be able to show an advanced level of academic and conceptual thinking and understand their functioninside out. But while they should give a sense of the broader business picture,they may also be tightly focused on a specific function or discipline ****Management Diploma: Shows you’re thinking widely aboutyour field and how best to work within your organisation ***CIPD: a vital qualification for anyself-respecting HR professional, but worth getting behind you as fast aspossible and then moving on **Key:  ***** stand for excellent, through to *which has less relevanceMBAskills need continuous updatingOnceachieved, an MBA will need updating. Indeed, one of the central tenets of anygood MBA programme is the need for life-long and continuous professionaldevelopment. Former MBA studentsare generally encouraged to remain in touch with their colleges throughout therest of their professional working life.Four months ago, AMBAlaunched MB Academy as a specific initiative to tap into this need forlife-long learning among MBA graduates. The academy offers members a series offive-day refresher courses designed to update their management skills with thelatest thinking, open them up to new ideas and simply allow them time torethink some of their management beliefs.Among otherinitiatives, Roffey Park launched its Strategic HR Network in September. This is a forumcomprising some 30 HR professionals who can share views, contacts, bestpractice and hold discussions at least twice a year. The members will also begiven software to allow them to keep in touch through their computers outsidethe meetings. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Exclusive! See the Sizzling New Venus In Fur Movie Poster

first_imgHave you been going through Venus in Fur withdrawal since the Tony-nominated Broadway production closed in 2011? Yeah, us too. Don’t worry, on June 20 you’ll finally be able to get your whips and chains fix: David Ives’ sexy and hilarious comedy is back in a new film adaptation directed by Roman Polanski. Featuring Mathieu Amalric and Polanski’s wife Emmanuelle Seinger, the new film tells the story of an obnoxious actress who tries to convince an acclaimed director that she’s the leading lady to star in his newest play. Check out this exclusive first look of the film’s steamy new poster, check out the trailer below, and mark your calendar for June 20, when Venus in Fur hits theaters and video on demand! Venus in Fur View Comments Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 17, 2012last_img read more

This character home was a big hit at auction

first_imgThe home at 8 Jack Street, Gordon Park.A CHARMING Queenslander in a sought-after pocket of Gordon Park has sold at auction for $800,000. The three-bedroom house at 8 Jack St recently went under the hammer in front of eight registered bidders.Marketing agent Brooke Copping of Ray White Wilston said the winning bidder was a young family from a nearby suburb, who planned to raise the house, build underneath and renovate.She said the property’s proximity to Kedron Brook parklands, its character features and larger-than-average 607sq m block made it very appealing.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019The home at 8 Jack Street, Gordon Park.The house itself features a front veranda, leadlight windows, elevated ceilings, polished timber floors and french doors leading to a large entertaining deck. The home is in a quiet street, with easy access to the Northern Busway and the tunnel network.Ms Copping said Gordon Park was a highly sought-after suburb, with many now priced out of nearby Grange and Wilston.“Because it’s such a small suburb, supply is tight, but demand is quite high,” she said. Gordon Park is 6km from the CBD and has a median house price of $790,000, according to CoreLogic.last_img read more

Think Ya Know? Is Marijuana a Gateway Drug?

first_imgThe marijuana lobby gets very upset at any suggestion of marijuana being called a gateway drug. Of course, not everyone who starts using marijuana uses other drugs; some just go on to stronger versions of marijuana, such as “wax,” “dabs” or vapes. Others may not use anything stronger than the old-fashioned weed of the last century.Yet the scientific evidence suggests it is a gateway drug that can open the doors to other addictions, including alcohol: Studies show that marijuana affects dopamine receptors and our brain’s reward system which may lead to the use of many other different drugs. In one study done by the University of Michigan Medical School, researchers found a negative correlation between the amount of marijuana consumed over time and the amount of dopamine that was released in the brain in response. Smokers will then seek other drugs in order to achieve the high they used to experience with pot.The National Institute on Drug Abuse says cannabinoids are able to decrease the reactivity of brain dopamine reward circuits over time, leaving frequent marijuana users vulnerable to other drug addiction. Additionally, THC promotes an enhanced response to other drugs in the same way that alcohol and nicotine do, which may lead to the progression of more drug addictions that may cause a toxic overdose.last_img read more

I’m here to push Krul – Elliot

first_img The 27-year-old is currently understudy to the Dutchman at St James’ Park, but was handed a chance to impress by manager Alan Pardew during the second half of last season when first an ankle injury and then a dislocated shoulder forced Krul onto the sidelines. However, the Holland international is now back in harness, leaving Elliot fighting for a place once again, and it is a battle for which he is fully prepared. Newcastle goalkeeper Rob Elliot has warned Tim Krul he is gunning for his place as he attempts to force his way onto the international stage. “We are good mates anyway, so there’s nothing nasty there. Tim knows I work hard and I want to get in the team, and he knows he has got to keep me out. “As long as we are both putting in performances like we have been doing recently, that’s all we can do.” Elliot has an added incentive to force his way ahead of Krul in the pecking order as he attempts to fulfil his ambition of playing senior international football for the Republic of Ireland. He has to date been overlooked by current manager Giovanni Trapattoni, whose reign looks to be drawing to a close in the wake of Tuesday night’s 1-0 qualifying defeat in Austria, although his lack of first-team football will not have helped. Greenwich-born Elliot, whose father’s family is from Cork, said: “I would love to eventually get a call-up one day. “I played a lot at youth level. I have been slightly disappointed not to get a call-up. “But the thing is, they have got three top keepers – and one of them is my best friend in football, Darren Randolph – so I can’t really complain. “It’s more of a privilege to get an international call-up, you can’t demand it, so I just have to keep playing well and hopefully I get noticed. “We have always been cricket England and football Ireland in my family, believe it or not, so it would be fantastic to get an opportunity. But I will just have to see how it goes.” The former Charlton keeper said: “Tim is a top keeper and he is the number one, but I am not here just to sit on the bench. I am here to push him. “That’s what I did all pre-season and I was disappointed, to be honest with you, not to start the season. “I had a chat with the gaffer and he said, ‘Tim is the number one, so you have to accept that’. “But I just said I want to keep training, keep working hard and prove that I can hopefully get into the team. “Obviously, Tim has been fantastic, as he usually is. All I can do is back it up when I get a chance to play and keep doing well in training.” Despite the competition between them, Elliot and Krul are close friends, although that will not prevent either from doing all they can to get the better of the other. Elliot, who started the 2-0 Capital One Cup victory at Morecambe last month, said: “Obviously, I want the club to do well and whoever plays – if it’s Tim, which is more than likely – then I want him to do well. “But I want to make sure that he knows (I am here) to keep him on his toes and keep him honest. Press Associationlast_img read more

Ayoze Perez signs new long-term deal with Newcastle

first_imgAyoze Perez has committed his future to Newcastle by signing a new five-and-a-half-year contract which ties him to St James’ Park until the summer of 2021. Press Association He said: “It’s a special day for me, a big day for me. The truth is I’m really happy here, so it’s a good thing for me – and I hope it’s the same for the Geordie family. “Newcastle gave me everything and I’m really pleased to sign this new contract.” McClaren was equally happy to have ensured Perez’s extended stay on Tyneside. He said: “I am delighted that Ayoze has signed a new deal. He is a very good player with huge potential and someone we believe has a very big future at Newcastle United. “We are building this club for the long-term and Ayoze is a very important part of that.” News of Perez’s new contract came hours after the Magpies completed a loan deal for Roma striker Seydou Doumbia. The 28-year-old Roma frontman will spend the rest of the campaign at St James’ Park, subject to being awarded a visa, and Newcastle have an option to make the transfer permanent in the summer. Doumbia, who enjoyed hugely successful spells in Switzerland with Young Boys and in Russia with CSKA Moscow earlier in his career, has struggled to make his mark in Serie A, where he has made just 13 league appearances for the Rome club. The Ivory Coast international said: “I’m delighted to be a Newcastle United player. I’ve already started to prepare. I’ve arrived and I’m ready to go. “It has always been a dream to play in the Premier League and now that dream has come true, so I’m absolutely delighted. I am looking forward to helping the club get some wins and climb the table.” McClaren will hope Doumbia adds firepower to a team which has created chances in recent weeks, but not taken enough of them to ease itself out of the relegation zone. Newcastle have targetted West Brom’s Saido Berahino, for whom they tabled a £21million bid on Sunday, and have other options in addition to Doumbia. McClaren said: “It is no secret that we have been looking to add to our options in the striking area. We have been searching for a forward and were delighted when the opportunity arose to take Seydou on loan. “He is a natural goalscorer, someone who has scored goals in the Champions League and has played at the highest level. We believe he can make a mark in this team.” The 22-year-old former Tenerife striker, who has been linked with Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United among others, put pen to paper on Monday as head coach Steve McClaren continued his efforts to re-shape the squad. Perez, who has scored 12 goals in 63 appearances for the club, was thrilled to have tied up his future. last_img read more

No. 8 Syracuse uses big 2nd-half run, low shooting to edge No. 4 Florida, 17-15

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 7, 2018 at 4:53 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Syracuse entered Wednesday’s game against Florida leading the country in scoring offense at 18.75 goals per game. Florida was only allowing 11.20 goals per game. Something had to give.Florida’s defense yielded, and Syracuse didn’t stop scoring until the game was out of reach. Even though the Gators came out of the gates strong and hung tight in the first half with goals of their own, it was the Orange’s offense that proved to be enough in the Carrier Dome.Against No. 4 UF (4-2), SU’s (4-1, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) offense boosted it to avoid a losing streak and pick up a 17-15 win. The offensive outburst was keyed by a 7-0 run in the middle of the second half. After falling to then-No. 11 Virginia on Sunday, SU bounced back against UF by beating Florida’s star goalie Haley Hicklen, again and again. “Our offense did what they needed to do,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “They kept scoring goals.”Syracuse emerged from the first half up 9-8 after a back and forth affair. Of those nine SU goals in the first half hour, six came from low shots on Hicklen, who had saved 16 shots in an upset of now-No. 3 North Carolina on Sunday. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMidway through the first half, SU’s leading goal-scorer last season Riley Donahue spun to her right and burned her defender. No defender stood in front of her, but to shoot from her stronger left side, she’d have to be creative. No problem.Donahue brought the head of the stick down toward her left ankle and flicked the ball towards the cage. It went right between Hicklen’s legs and into the back of the net, the most eye-catching of six goals that were too low for the UF goalie to stop in the first half.“We definitely watched film on (Hicklen),” SU’s Nicole Levy said. “But I feel like when you’re in tight on someone, it’s easier to just hitch high and put it low.”The scoring frenzy was stunted for the final eight minutes of the first half. After a Gators goal 33 seconds into the second half tied the game at 9-apiece, it would be all Syracuse until it was too late.Sam Swart started the second-half SU scoring much like she did on a first-half goal of hers. She set up on the right wing, hopped up and down a few times and then burst to her stronger left side. After blowing by her defender, she whipped a shot from her left hip below the stick of Hicklen and into the net for a hat trick.“I feel like our passing is so fast around in a circle, the defense couldn’t keep up,” Swart said. “… We just continue, continue, continue.”A few minutes after Swart’s goal, Emily Hawryschuk was fouled and got a free-position shot from the left slot. She wound up and fired a low shot from her hip that skidded off the ground and past Hicklen’s right hip, putting Syracuse up two.The Orange run was far from over. Three quick goals, either in transition or on easy finishes in front of the cage, brought the run to five-straight goals. Then, Donahue went low again. Twice more.Hicklen entered Wednesday’s contest ranked third in the country in saves per game (13.0) and fifth in save percentage (54.6). But besides a few minutes she sat out in the first half, the Orange had her number all game long. The recipe, as it was on SU’s sixth-straight goal in the second half, never wavered from finding the bottom of the net. It worked and Donahue’s simple finish below Hicklen’s stick made it 15-9 with fewer than 15 minutes left.Less than two minutes later, Donahue completed her shooting-low hat trick. Alie Jimerson, stationed behind the net, picked Donahue out cutting right down the center of the field, who scooped the ball low and by Hicklen’s left ankle for an easy finish. The Orange had scored seven straight.“I think that for that 7-0 run, we ran them off the field in the midfield,” Gait said, “and really took advantage of our two-line midfield system, and I think it showed.”The run ended with a Shayna Pirreca goal with 12:30 remaining. But that wouldn’t end up mattering. Syracuse’s final goal of the game came from its game-leader, Levy, and it featured one more low finish.Set up at the X behind the net with about eight minutes left, Levy was marked tightly. She spun once but didn’t gain an edge. She spun again, still no edge. So she just used a quick first step to her right, wrapped around the cage and shot between Hicklen’s legs. The Florida goalie still didn’t have an answer for that spot, and although Syracuse didn’t beat her again, the Orange had beaten her low a few too many times for the Gators to hang.Florida scored five goals in the closing minutes to keep the game within reach and keep Syracuse on edge. But the Gators’ comeback wasn’t enough to overcome a seven-goal deficit.“I was very proud of our team how they responded throughout the game,” Gait said. “We didn’t allow them to make their run until the very end.”After Tuesday’s practice, Syracuse had gathered in a circle near one of the end zones on the Carrier Dome turf. Gait implored his players to get a good night’s sleep and to relax their minds before Wednesday’s game against Florida. His final message was simple.“Great opportunity to get back to where we were a few days ago,” Gait told his team.Syracuse took advantage of the opportunity. Behind an offense that just keeps scoring, the Orange is back where it wants to be. Commentslast_img read more