£2k to invest? I think these FTSE 100 stocks are primed for recovery

first_img£2k to invest? I think these FTSE 100 stocks are primed for recovery 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. Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Wednesday, 6th May, 2020 | More on: EVR TW After the recent FTSE 100 market crash, many blue-chip stocks now appear to offer a wide margin of safety.Shares in these companies could rebound substantially over the next few months and years as the global economy recovers. As such, now could be a good time for long-term investors to snap up a share of these businesses.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…FTSE 100 bargainsShares in FTSE 100 steel producer Evraz (LSE: EVR) have slumped around 34% this year.Clearly, the company is going to face some severe challenges going forward. Economic activity has crashed around the world. This is going to have a significant impact on the construction industry and the global demand for steel.However, Evraz has some crucial advantages that should enable the company to weather the storm.For example, the FTSE 100 firm is vertically integrated. So it doesn’t have to worry about sourcing key resources from suppliers. This also helps the business keep costs low.Further, management owns a significant percentage of the business. So, they are highly incentivised to keep the lights on and make the most of the recovery when it happens. That could be one of the reasons why the company has slashed costs by a double-digit percentage already.These initiatives imply that while the business is likely to encounter a challenging trading environment in the short term, it should prosper in the long run.Therefore, after recent declines, the stock appears to offer a wide margin of safety of current levels.Evraz seems to offer the potential of substantial capital gains for investors over the long run. The FTSE 100 income champion has also historically returned a large percentage of profits to shareholders via dividends. It is highly likely that the company will resume this trend when the current crisis is over.Supply and demandAnother FTSE 100 firm that’s on my recovery radar is Taylor Wimpey (LSE: TW).Shares in this housebuilder are down around 25% this year. This decline is understandable. The company has had to suspend operations at most of its construction sites. Lockdown restrictions have also effectively frozen the UK property market.But despite these near-term challenges, the long-term outlook for the UK housing market remains attractive. The market remains chronically undersupplied, and with most construction currently suspended, the situation is only getting worse. This suggests that home prices could continue to rise in the long run.Low-interest rates, as well as the government’s help-to-buy scheme, could also help to push the market higher.Based on these assumptions, while Taylor might be facing some headwinds in the near term, the long-term outlook for the FTSE 100 business appears highly attractive.As the government begins to water down lockdown restrictions, there could be a rush from new buyers seeking to take advantage of low-interest rates to buy their first home. That could be great news for the stock in the long run.As such, now could be a great time to buy into this durable growth story. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

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Why I’d invest in the GlaxoSmithKline share price at today’s level

first_img See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address 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. Investor sentiment towards the GlaxoSmithKline (LSE: GSK) share price has steadily deteriorated since the beginning of 2020. The shares, which were changing hands for over 1,800p at the beginning of 2020, are worth less than 1,400p today. This performance suggests the company has had a rough time of it this year. But that’s just not the case. In fact, Glaxo’s underlying fundamental performance has been significantly more robust than many other FTSE 100 businesses. 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…Sales under pressure According to its most recent trading update, Glaxo’s sales fell 5% during the third quarter of 2020. However, operating profit increased by 2%. This reflected a significant decline in operating expenses. The group’s sales have come under pressure this year due to a decline in vaccine sales. These fell 9% year-on-year in the third quarter due to coronavirus disruption. Visits to vaccination centres declined, and some have closed. I think this has to be a temporary headwind. Conditions such as shingles haven’t gone away. Patients are only putting off treatments. When the pandemic has subsided, these clients will return, possibly in greater numbers. The same can be said for Glaxo’s pharmaceutical business in general. Sales declined 3% overall in the quarter. The pandemic was also partly to blame. Once again, I think this decline in demand is only likely to be temporary. This is why I’m considering adding the GlaxoSmithKline share price to my portfolio after recent declines. Yes, sales have ticked lower this year but, as I said, I reckon the fall is only likely to be a temporary factor. At the same time, the firm is investing in new products. This year, Glaxo’s research and development team have progressed several HIV treatments and vaccines. In the last quarter alone, the group received three major regulatory approvals, including asthma and multiple myeloma treatments. GlaxoSmithKline share price bargainConsidering all of the above, I’m optimistic about the long-term outlook for the pharmaceutical group. That’s why I’m planning to use the recent decline to snap up a share of this world-leading business. Granted, it could be a year or two before the business returns to growth. To some extent, Glaxo’s near-term outlook is tied to the pandemic. The sooner it is over, the sooner vaccination programmes will be able to restart. Still, while the company may continue to see disruption in the near term, investors will be paid to wait for its recovery. The GlaxoSmithKline share price currently offers a dividend yield of just under 6%. I think that looks particularly attractive in the current interest rate environment. Moreover, shares in the pharmaceutical giant are changing hands at a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 11.6. When looking for cheap stocks, I like to compare the company’s current valuation to its historical average. In this case, the comparison seems favourable. The GlaxoSmithKline share price is trading at a discount to its 10-year P/E ratio of 13.6. When considering the company’s long-term growth potential, I think this discount is unwarranted. center_img Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves | Monday, 23rd November, 2020 | More on: GSK Why I’d invest in the GlaxoSmithKline share price at today’s levellast_img read more

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Andy Powell huge hit on Duane Vermeulen

first_imgMonday Jun 15, 2009 Andy Powell huge hit on Duane Vermeulen Cardiff Blues eighthman Andy Powell put in a solid performance on Saturday against Western Province as he looks to cement his place in the Test side by ousting the number one contender Jamie Heaslip. While hes only had two appearances on tour, this past weekend he found glimpses of form, despite it being revealed that hes been playing through the pain barrier with a broken bone in his hand. “I have a bit of a fracture there and it is a bit painful but these things happen in professional sport,” said Powell, who needs to wear a protective bandage to play. “I have been able to get through it with painkillers. I have had to let it heal and I stayed a bit out of contact last week. Training is quite physical but that is part of the tour.” Physical was the name of the game at Newlands in the 71th minute as he put in this monstrous hit on opposition loose forward Duane Vermeulen. The ref and assistant ref viewed it as illegal though, so a penalty was awarded. “I have looked back at the video and I feel I put a full arm around him so it was a full contact,” he added. “But these referees make their decisions and their word goes.” Vermeulen is a huge unit himself, who doesnt often get knocked about, so this collision was immense. Come Test time, Powell may be up against another monster of a player in Sprinbok number eight Pierre Spies. When asked how hell deal with him, the straight talking Powell has no hesitation in answering with a big smile on his face. “That is an easy answer. Smash him mate.” Time: 02:03 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Helen Street House / mw|works architecture + design

first_imgCopyHouses•Seattle, United States Year:  2017 Structural Engineer: Photographs:  Andrew Pogue Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880230/helen-street-house-mw-works-architecture-plus-design Clipboard Projects Houses Helen Street House / mw|works architecture + design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/880230/helen-street-house-mw-works-architecture-plus-design Clipboard Architects: mwworks Year Completion year of this architecture project Treebird Construction, Ian Jones Photographs Save this picture!© Andrew PogueText description provided by the architects. The clients were living on a rural property east of Seattle but found themselves drawn back to the growing vibrancy and culture of the city. They loved the peaceful setting of their old home with its quietness and easy indoor/outdoor living but it was oversized for two people and two small dogs. The new project would distill their way of living into a smaller footprint, specifically tailored to their tastes and activities.Save this picture!© Andrew PogueRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemHelen Street is on the north edge of the Madison Valley neighborhood abutting the fringe of the Washington Park Arboretum, but within easy walking distance of the village center. Early design discussions focused on a simple modern structure with a purity of materials and a quiet palette constructed on a modest budget. The home should be open, light filled and private but also transparent and open to views to the landscape. Above all, the owners described a quiet design integrated with landscape that would create a tangible calmness in the home.Save this picture!© Andrew PogueThe concept grew from this premise, drawing complexity from the opportunities and constraints of an urban corner lot. A courtyard in the center of the site brings light and private outdoor space deeper into the site and serves as an organizational hub for the home. The sunnier south and western fringes of the site are reserved for gardens. Territorial view corridors helped identify where the building could be very transparent and where privacy was more important. The material palette was simple with a largely glassy main level with solid volumes crisply detailed in cement panels. Floating above, the roof plane and master suite are clad in naturally weathered cedar planks. Anchoring the house around the courtyard, the outdoor chimney and garden shed are clad in heavy reclaimed timbers, stacked and blackened.Save this picture!Lower Floor PlanSave this picture!Upper Floor PlanBy working closely with the owner, who also managed and built the project, the design concept and execution were closely integrated from concept through fabrication. The limited construction budget was focused on key spaces and experiences while others were kept more straightforward. With a shared understanding of project goals there was a great economy of communication and efficiency in realizing the built work.Save this picture!© Andrew PogueThe outcome is a project that is simple but very intentional and serves as a backdrop to the landscape and the lifestyle of its inhabitants. A true collaboration.Save this picture!© Andrew PogueProject gallerySee allShow lessCasa AR / ARCO Arquitectura ContemporáneaSelected ProjectsTowards an Architecture of Light, Color, and Virtual ExperiencesArticles Sharecenter_img Manufacturers: 12th Avenue Iron, Crate & Barrel, Miele, PentalQuartz, Quantum Windows & Doors, Contour Woodworks, Resolute ArchDaily PCS, Jim Harris General Contractor: “COPY” United States “COPY” Lead Architect:Eric Walters, Steve MongilloDesign Team:Suzanne StefanCity:SeattleCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess Specs CopyAbout this officemwworksOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSeattleUnited StatesPublished on September 25, 2017Cite: “Helen Street House / mw|works architecture + design” 25 Sep 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Cancer Research UK’s ‘Enemy’ TV Ad

first_img Howard Lake | 17 January 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  144 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Individual giving A strikingly artistic advert from Cancer Research UK, set to Brian Eno’s ethereal ‘ Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks’ music, conveys a powerful and positive message.“Research has beaten polio. Research is beating HIV. One day, we will beat cancer. Help us make is sooner”.The call to action consists of that spare message and the charity’s web address. Advertisementcenter_img  143 total views,  1 views today Cancer Research UK’s ‘Enemy’ TV Ad About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Thames Valley charities sought to partner with local law firm

first_img Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12 Thames Valley law firm Blandy & Blandy LLP, which has offices in Reading and Henley-on-Thames, is seeking two new local charities to support from 2018.Blandy & Blandy is currently supporting Twyford-based Daisy’s Dream and Reading Samaritans, having previously supported charities including Younger People with Dementia, Camp Mohawk, Thames Valley Air Ambulance and Berkshire Vision. Fundraising activities have included raffles and silent auctions, a bake sale, a sponsored ‘rowathon’, monthly dress down days, quarterly staff events (which each department takes it in turn to organise) and an annual quiz night, which this year saw 23 Thames Valley firms take part and raised a record-breaking £4,600.Richard Tredgett, a trustee at Reading Samaritans, said:“As well as fundraising, members of Blandy & Blandy’s team have become involved in our charity and provided invaluable support with our operation. We have also attended several of their charity briefing events, which have given invaluable updates on changing legislation in the charity sector, and had the benefit of legal advice. They genuinely support the charity they choose and their people give their time with a passion. Our thanks to every single member of the team.”The law firm will also continue to support other causes, including the Reading Pancake Race, Reading Legal Walk, Reading Santa Run, school events and charity golf days.To be considered, please contact [email protected] to request an application form. The application deadline is 16 March 2018. Tagged with: corporate About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Thames Valley charities sought to partner with local law firm Melanie May | 29 November 2017 | News  95 total views,  1 views today  96 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis12last_img read more

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Shannon could be budget transatlantic hub

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook Linkedin Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print NewsBreaking newsShannon could be budget transatlantic hubBy Bernie English – July 10, 2014 568 TAGSfeaturedlimerickRyanairShannon airporttransatlantic Email Twitter Ryanair adds new routes SHANNON airport could be set to become a major transatlantic hub for low cost flights, if Ryanair can buy the planes to lay on the service. A senior figure with the budget airline revealed CEO Michael O’Leary’s wish at a function to push the airline’s winter schedule this week.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ryanair’s head of sales and marketing, Peter Bellew, said that it was disapointing that Ryanair had not been able to buy Aer Lingus as that would have given the airline the opportunity to acquire transatlantic aircraft.“Michael would like to do transatlantic routes but we can’t get the aircraft. If we had taken over Aer Lingus, within weeks we would have had a huge order in for aircraft. We would have had a major transatlantic hub at Shannon. If aircraft get freed up, we will be lookimg at that hub in Shannon,” he said.Mr Bellew was speaking at a joint Ryanair/Shannon airport Travel Clinic in Bunratty, designed to promote both the airport and the new routes to professionals in the travel trade. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSlave to the rhythmNext articleSt John’s Cathedral in Limerick is cut down to size Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

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GAA – Donegal v Dublin All Ireland Semi Final Preview Pt1

first_img Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By admin – August 23, 2011 WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Paddy Mc Grath is Donegal’s latest injury worry ahead of this Sunday’s All Ireland Semi Final with Dublin at Croke Park. The Ardara man spent the weekend on the treatment table after he tweaked a hamstring in training last Thursday night. McGrath joins Michael Hegarty on the injury list. Despite playing a full club game with Kilcar in recent weeks, Hegarty had a reaction to the injury and has since been restricted in training.This week on our sports bulletins Highland Radio will be building up to the big game with player interviews.2011 has already been a memorable year for Donegal football. Michael Murphy lifted the Anglo Celt Cup in July as Donegal won Ulster for the first time in 19 years. The County Captain says that if Donegal play to their full potential they can be a match for Dublin.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/DON-MURP.mp3[/podcast]It was Kevin Cassidy’s magical point at the end of extra time against Kildare which sent Donegal into the All Ireland Semi Final. The Gweedore man says it’s going to take huge believe and hard work to over come the Dubs.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/DON-CASS.mp3[/podcast]Martin Mc Elhinney is having a big season with both county and club. Having overcome Kildare in a dramatic finish, The St. Michael’s man is hoping to make it back to back wins at Croke Park.[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/DON-MCELHIN.mp3[/podcast] Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articlePresidential candidate says money can be saved on campaignNext articleGardai continue Inishowen fire investigations admin NewsSportx Adverts Pinterest Facebook Twitter Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Donegal to get 50 tickets for Armagh but not for spectators GAA – Donegal v Dublin All Ireland Semi Final Preview Pt1 Facebook O’Kane and McCarter take up coaching rules last_img read more

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Man arrested over attempted murder of off duty police officer

first_img WhatsApp Man arrested over attempted murder of off duty police officer Google+ Twitter Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch have arrested a 41 year old man in connection with the attempted murder of an off duty police officer in Derry on February 22, 2017.A viable Under Vehicle Improvised Explosive Device was discovered at the home of the officer in the Ardanlee area.The man was arrested in the Creggan area under the Terrorism Act and has been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite where he is being questioned by police.In a statement the Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Inspector Peter McKenna, said: “If this device had exploded with the officer and his young family in the car it would have had devastating consequences.Police believe the New IRA are responsible for the attack during which they put the safety of all members of the community at risk as the device was left in a residential area and could have exploded at any time.Concluding, Inspector McKenna said that he is of the belief that there are still people in the community who hold vital pieces of information that could assist police and is appealing to them to make contact with Detectives on 101. Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic center_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter By News Highland – January 10, 2018 DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Previous articleHuge increase in illegal dumping at popular Inishowen amenityNext articleLetterkenny University Hospital the most overcrowded in Ireland today News Highland Homepage BannerNewslast_img read more

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Kansas zoo identifies staffer attacked by Sumatran tiger

first_imgTopeka Zoo(TOPEKA, Kan.) — A Kansas zookeeper who was attacked and badly injured by a Sumatran tiger when she inexplicably entered the animal’s enclosure was identified on Tuesday as a 40-year-old wildlife veteran and “one of the most experienced keepers” at the Topeka Zoo, officials said.Topeka Zoo officials said Kristyn Hayden-Ortega was inside the tiger exhibit Saturday morning when she was mauled by the 275-pound cat named Sanjiv.“She is a truly remarkable member of our team,” Brendan Wiley, director of the Topeka Zoo, said of Hayden-Ortega at a news conference. “She’s one of those people you can talk and talk and talk about.”Hayden-Ortega, the married mother of a 3-year-old, suffered lacerations and puncture wounds to her head, neck, back and arms in the attack and remains hospitalized in Topeka, Wiley said. She was removed from the intensive care unit on Sunday and her condition continues to improve, according to Wiley.He said investigators have yet to interview Hayden-Ortega, who has worked at the Topeka Zoo since 2001, about why she was in the enclosure with the 7-year-old tiger.“That is what everyone wants to know. The honest answer to that is we think we understand the sequence of events. We need her to confirm that,” Wiley said.He declined to say if Hayden-Ortega, president of the Topeka chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers, was unaware that the tiger was still in the enclosure when she entered to clean it, or whether she noticed the animal and entered anyway.“There only should be a zookeeper in that space when that tiger is secured in an inside area,” Wiley added.“We thought safety was our No. 1 focus. What happened Saturday morning, I think, shows that it wasn’t, and we’re going to rework processes so that things like that can’t happen again,” Wiley said.He said there are no surveillance cameras inside the tiger’s enclosure. A webcam nearby recorded Hayden-Ortega walking inside the exhibit dragging a water hose just before she was attacked, but did not capture the horrific event.A zoo volunteer, according to Wiley, was standing in front of the tiger enclosure when Hayden-Ortega was mauled about 9:15 a.m. on Saturday.“There was a zoo volunteer stationed in front of the tiger exhibit that noticed something very wrong. That was Kristyn being in the outdoor tiger exhibit and the Sumatran tiger approaching,” Wiley said, offering new details of the incident.He said the volunteer turned around and alerted a zoo staff member nearby, who ran and got the attention of an elephant keeper and then radioed for emergency response.Wiley said the zoo was immediately closed and evacuated and a tranquilizer gun was prepared but ended up not being needed to subdue the tiger.He called three staffers “heroes” for managing to lure the tiger away from Hayden-Ortega with food and allow emergency personnel to begin treating the injured zookeeper within 8 to 10 minutes of the attack.“Three of Kristyn’s friends responded and really saved the day,” Wiley said. “That volunteer could only stand there and watch and is having difficulty processing that.”Wiley said a thorough inspection of the enclosure failed to detect any problems with its gates or fencing that would suggest the tiger had escaped from a separate locked area while the zookeeper was in the animal’s exhibit.“We were 100 percent confident in the infrastructure of that facility when we put tigers back in later that same day,” Wiley said. “We have no question about the integrity of the space or the environment.”Hayden-Ortega has traveled the world teaching and mentoring zookeepers, Wiley said. She’s worked with elephants in Thailand and is a renowned expert on the African painted dog species.“She is one of our most experienced keepers,” said Shanna Simpson, an animal care supervisor at the Topeka Zoo. “She’s an excellent trainer for the animals and our staff.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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