ITV rakes in £25m from X Factor final

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Oil price crash: The 3 top oil stocks I’d buy today

first_img Enter Your Email Address Oil price crash: The 3 top oil stocks I’d buy today Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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 Roland Head Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img The oil price crash has seen the price of Brent Crude oil fall more than 60% this year. In the US, oil prices even went negative for a short time. I think this could be a good time to hunt for cheap oil stocks to buy.Although the coronavirus pandemic has put a big dent in oil demand, I expect demand to improve during the second half of 2020. I’ve identified three UK oil stocks which I think should perform well in this scenario.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…A long-term winner?If you’re looking for oil stocks to buy, you can’t ignore the FTSE 100‘s biggest company, Royal Dutch Shell (LSE: RDSB).Shell hit the headlines last week by cutting its dividend for the first time in 75 years. This will reduce the stock’s dividend yield to around 3.8%. Although this is a disappointment for income investors, I think it’s a far-sighted decision that will prove to be correct.At more normal oil prices, Shell is a formidable cash machine. Its oil business has low operating costs for fields that are already in production. The group also has a very large gas business and a sizeable ‘downstream’ division – that’s industry jargon for refineries which convert oil into petrol, diesel, and chemicals.I see Shell as a potential winner as the coronavirus pandemic recedes. I’m also encouraged by the company’s plans to cut emissions over the coming years. I remain a buyer.One North Sea oil stock I’d buyNorth Sea firm Serica Energy (LSE: SQZ) has been around for 15 years. But in 2017 the firm acquired a number of oil and gas fields from BP. This deal transformed the company into a mid-tier producer with 2019 production of more than 30,000 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) per day.More than 80% of Serica’s production is gas, which is piped to the UK for electricity generation. Operating costs are low, too, at just $12.60 per boe.Serica’s low costs support strong cash generation, and net cash rose from £43m to £102m in 2019. The group plans to pay its first ever dividend in July, giving the stock a forecast yield of more than 3%.Serica could still face challenges from coronavirus. In the future it could face significant decommissioning expenses. But the shares look reasonably priced to me. I’d be happy to buy at current levels.I think this oil stock could doubleThe final company on my list produces oil for an operating cost of just $3 per barrel. Genel Energy (LSE: GENL) was one of the first companies to strike oil in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. It remains a leading producer in this region.There are some potential problems for investors. Genel’s oil is sold to the Kurdistan government and payment is sometimes delayed. The political environment isn’t always stable. However, this business has a track record of operating successfully and maintaining a good relationship with the authorities. I can live with the political risks.Genel’s net cash stood at more than $90m at the end of last year, supporting a generous dividend. Looking ahead, analysts currently expect the firm’s strong cash generation to support a 9% dividend yield in 2020.This oil stock isn’t without risk, but if oil prices rise stabilise above $40, I think shareholders could see big gains. I’d be happy to take a small position in Genel. Roland Head | Saturday, 2nd May, 2020 | More on: GENL RDSB SQZ Roland Head owns shares of Royal Dutch Shell B. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. 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.last_img read more

Forget the IAG share price. If there’s one travel stock I’d buy for my ISA, it would be this

first_imgForget the IAG share price. If there’s one travel stock I’d buy for my ISA, it would be this Paul Summers | Thursday, 17th December, 2020 | More on: IAG OTB Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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 Paul Summers Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img 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” Image source: Getty Images Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended On The Beach. 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. The arrival of coronavirus vaccines has sent stocks in the travel and leisure industry flying in recent weeks. Airline International Consolidated Airlines (LSE: IAG) has been one of the standout performers. Indeed, IAG’s share price is now over 60% higher than it was at the beginning of November. Despite this stellar return in such a short space of time, I’m still not tempted to buy. In my view, there’s a far better pick for my ISA within the travel industry.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…Profits tumbleAs my Foolish colleague Alan Oscroft remarked on the day they were released, recent results from online travel operator On the Beach (LSE: OTB) were predictably “horrible“.Adjusted profit at the business tumbled to just £600,000 for the year to the end of September, due to lockdowns across Europe. That’s staggeringly small when you consider On the Beach is valued at getting on to £600m.As bad as this sounds, I’m optimistic it will be able to recover from 2020’s woes. I’d certainly be more likely to pay up for its shares over those of IAG. Reasons to be optimisticOn the Beach benefits from being a purely online, asset-light entity. This means it’s none of the fixed costs that physical travel agents must pay, even if no/very little revenue is being generated. This is partly why, prior to the pandemic, it was generating excellent returns on the money invested in the business.Contrast this with IAG. The fact the airline is barely flying at anywhere near capacity right now doesn’t mean all costs have been drastically reduced. Aircraft still need maintaining whether they’re in the air or not.As well as being asset-light, On the Beach’s business model is very flexible. If issues occur in specific destinations, it can quickly move its marketing spend elsewhere. IAG, or any airline for that matter, isn’t quite so adaptable.Also, On the Beach has a far sturdier-looking balance sheet than IAG. Excluding customer pre-payments, it has £51m in net cash at the end of last month. The sale of artwork by British Airways back in November is a great indication of just how bad things are over at IAG. Volatility aheadNaturally, all investments involve risk and On the Beach is no exception. While its aforementioned qualities should provide better protection over others in the space, the ongoing saga that’s Brexit could still cause the share price to be volatile in the near term.As things stand, we still have no idea whether a Brexit trade deal will be agreed before the end of the transition period on 31 December. Even so, I don’t think a ’90-day rule’ on travellers visiting the continent from the UK is likely to bother OTB’s customer base for long. Nor will queueing in a different lane at border control or getting a passport for their pet. They just want to go on holiday for a week or two!Is On the Beach the best UK share to buy now? No. Does it have the qualities to survive and thrive after the coronavirus storm has passed? Very probably.Some may be drawn to the IAG share price as a momentum play. Then again, I know which business I’d rather own within my ISA. On the Beach goes on my watchlist. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Congolese archdeacon murdered amid increased violence against Christians in Africa

first_img Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Albany, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Washington, DC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Anglican Communion UN peacekeepers work in North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Kevin Jordan via ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] A spate of violence against Christians has included the murder of the Archdeacon of Eringeti, Ngulongo Year Batsemire of the Anglican Church of the Congo, who was killed for refusing to denounce his faith. The Barnabas Fund reports that he was walking to his fields with his wife when they were surrounded by members of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) who demanded he convert to Islam. When he refused, they killed him.He was one of 36 Christians murdered by insurgents on Jan. 29 in the North Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Earlier this month, in three days of terror beginning on Feb. 7, another 30 Christians were killed in attacks in the villages of Toko-Toko and Makeke.Read the entire article here. New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Director of Music Morristown, NJ Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Bath, NC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate Diocese of Nebraska The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Tampa, FL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Shreveport, LA Featured Events Africa, Tags Posted Feb 27, 2020 center_img Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Congolese archdeacon murdered amid increased violence against Christians in Africa Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Collierville, TN Rector Smithfield, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Press Release An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Belleville, IL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Knoxville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Hopkinsville, KY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY last_img read more

Plan’s TV advert: real stories about girls who have faced early and forced marriage

first_img  26 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Tagged with: Individual giving Plan’s TV advert tells the real stories of Mary and Yasmin – girls who have both suffered from early or forced marriage.The charity asks for £3 a month to help it keep girls in school and to help stop this abuse.www.plan-uk.org/news/news-and-features/real-stories-about-early-forced-marriage/  25 total views,  1 views today Howard Lake | 7 November 2011 | News Plan’s TV advert: real stories about girls who have faced early and forced marriage AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisementlast_img read more

Localgiving matched funding scheme aims to raise £4m

first_img Online giving platform Localgiving.com has launched its annual Grow Your Tenner matched giving scheme with the aim of raising £4 million for small and local charities.In doing so it also demonstrated the fundraising challenges faced by many local charities. New research by the not-for-profit social enterprise has found that:40% of people in the UK have never donated to a local charity20% of people are unaware that local charities are in need of support27% could not name a local charity in their hometownYet 67% of respondents said that they felt it was important to support their local community.Localgiving conceived this annual campaign to help support local organisations across the UK to raise much needed awareness and funding.Government support for Grow Your TennerGrow Your Tenner was launched this week with the backing of the new Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson MP. Donations to local charities of up to £10 will be matched. Indeed, they will be more than doubled if the donor gives using Gift Aid: a £10 donation will generate £21.55 for the beneficiary charity.The Cabinet Office has provided a grant of £250,000 for the national match fund of Grow Your Tenner.Speaking at the launch of the campaign, the Minister said: Advertisement Tagged with: Individual giving matched giving small charities Localgiving matched funding scheme aims to raise £4m Howard Lake | 15 October 2014 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img “Local charities are the lifeblood of communities across the UK and are well placed to understand and react to the needs of local people.“The Government’s matched fund grant for Localgiving’s Grow Your Tenner campaign will enable donations from the public to go even further and support these organisations in the fantastic work that they do.”Challenges faced by local charitiesLocal and small charities account for over 50% of the UK’s voluntary sector, yet they receive only 0.6% of charitable funding.Areas that face the greatest challenge, based on Localgiving’s research, are:East Anglia: 45% of people surveyed had never donated to a local charityScotland: 44% of people survey had never donated to a local charitySouth West: 42% of people surveyed had never donated to a local charityThe most supportive region was the North East: nevertheless, 30% of people there had still never given to a local charity.Marcelle Speller, chairman and founder of Localgiving, said:“Our research highlights the fundamental problem that local charities are facing in the UK. Small charities play a vital role in our communities – from shelters and support groups providing front-line services, to social care networks, environmental organisations and arts societies – they make an incredible difference.“Sadly, many are struggling and in great need of our support. To a small local charity, just £10 can have a genuine impact. Grow Your Tenner is a fantastic opportunity for supporters of local charities to maximise the effect of their giving and be part of something amazing that will help communities right across the country.”[message_box title=”About the survey” color=”blue”]Research was conducted by One Poll online and on mobile amongst 2,000 UK adults in September 2014. Field research was carried out between 12th and 15th September 2014.[/message_box]  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

Nisa’s charity delivers £5.16 for every £1 donated, says study

first_imgNisa’s charity delivers £5.16 for every £1 donated, says study 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. How Making a Difference Locally worksMoney is raised in Nisa stores for MADL when customers purchase items from Nisa’s Heritage own-label range and selected branded products which carry charitable donations from the suppliers.Stores are then able to donate funds raised to a local good cause of their choice within a 10 mile radius, to ensure money raised by the community stays within the community.  203 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23  204 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Making a Difference Locally, the charity created by retail store network Nisa, creates social value of £5.16 for every £1 donated to communities served by its stores.The value of its impact was determined by Kingston Smith Fundraising and Management, which the charity commissioned to investigate its impact.Making a difference in 2016Making a Difference Locally has been supporting good causes since 2008 and has donated over £7.5 million to date. Over 2,100 stores are participating in the initiative.The study covers donations that were made by Making a Difference Locally from January to December 2016.During that period just under 2,000 donations were made by Nisa’s independent retailers ranging from around £50 up to £7,000. The majority were £500 and below.Beneficiaries spanned a range of groups from local sports clubs, hospitals and hospices, to schools, food banks and community groups.Merley’s difibrillator was funded by Making a Difference LocallyThe study found that the highest social value created by head from the funding was created for people who participated in local sports activities or accessing local facilities. Projects for children and older people were also found to benefit from higher social value per donation.People participating in local sports activities or accessing local facilities were found to benefit from the highest social value created per head, and projects for children and older people were also found to benefit from higher social value per donation.The report found that:retailers who are active members of the MADL initiative are “making very significant contributions” to their local communities”the social return is “remarkable given the modest resource” that goes into running the MADL operations.Kate Carroll, Head of Charity for Making a Difference Locally, commented: “The report produced some really valuable insights into the impact of the charity’s support, and we were delighted to discover the extent of the social value created by our members’ donations and also to determine which beneficiaries achieved the greatest benefit from them.” Advertisement Tagged with: Community fundraising corporate impact Howard Lake | 5 December 2017 | Newslast_img read more

The Skiff: Oct. 8, 2020

first_imgThe Skiff: Digital IssuesThe Skiff: Oct. 8, 2020 Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Twitter By Alexandra Lang – October 8, 2020 709 Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Previous articleTCU News Now 10/7/2020Next articleTCU soccer starts off season strong despite COVID-19 challenges Alexandra Lang A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes + posts Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Alexandra Lang is a Journalism and Political Science double major from San Antonio, Texas. She has worked for TCU360 since her freshman year, and she is currently the Executive Editor of The Skiff. Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Life in Fort Worth Welcome TCU Class of 2025 The Skiff: April 15, 2021 printVolume 119, Issue 8: Special COVID-19 editionAlso: Active student cases at lowest count yet, SGA passes resolution for in-person spring classesFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info ReddIt Alexandra Lang Facebook The Skiff Graduation Issue: April 22, 2021 Twitter Linkedin The Skiff: April 1, 2021 ReddIt Linkedin Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The Skiff: April 8, 2021last_img read more

Foreign journalists arrested, Internet blocked

first_img Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Follow the news on Egypt RSF_en Receive email alerts Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison to go further Organisation February 1, 2021 Find out more February 6, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img January 28, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Foreign journalists arrested, Internet blocked Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff News Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the arrests of four French journalists as they were preparing to cover protests in Cairo today. The various methods being used by the Egyptian authorities to obstruct the right to impart news and information are completely unacceptable, the press freedom organization said.The four journalists – Karen Lagon of Le Journal du Dimanche, Adrien Jaulmes of Le Figaro, Sipa agency photographer Albert Facelly (who is working for Le Journal du Dimanche) and a Paris-Match reporter – were arrested early this morning as they were about to cover the demonstrations after Friday prayers in the centre of Cairo and were freed one hour later, Le Figaro editor Philippe Gelie said.Many Egyptian journalists have been physically attacked and arrested since the protests began in Egypt on 25 January (http://en.rsf.org/egypt-journalists-targeted-by-police-27-01-2011,39411.html). Crews working for CNN, the BBC (http://plixi.com/p/73025724) and Al Jazeera have also been attacked by plain-clothes police, who smashed their equipment.Yesterday evening, the Egyptian government disconnected the Internet and the mobile phone network in the country’s biggest cities. Mobile phones and the Internet, especially the social networks Facebook and Twitter, had been playing a key role since 25 January in getting Egyptians to take to the streets for Tunisian-style demonstrations to demand President Hosni Mubarak’s departure.“By blocking the Internet and by attacking and arresting Egyptian and foreign journalists, the Egyptian government is trying both to prevent the protests from being organized and to prevent them from being covered internationally,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Jean-François Julliard said.“As a result, it is currently impossible to know what exactly is happening in Egypt. The authorities are engineering an almost complete news blackout about the crackdown on the street protests that is now taking place.” News News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa News January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

#video Limerick gig for Kasabian

first_imgNewsBreaking newsLifestyleEntertainmentMusic#video Limerick gig for KasabianBy Eric Fitzgerald – April 4, 2014 924 Print Advertisement Email Facebook Previous articleFairgreen filing station closes with loss of eight jobsNext articleA fast and affordable mental health service Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Twitter Tickets for Kasabian’s show in Limerick are now on sale.THE band last played Limerick in August 2008, when their epic dance rock shook Dolans to its very foundations. The Leicester quartet have a new album release due out in June. A festival favourite across Europe, Kasabian are headlining Benicassim and Glastonbury where they will be the last band to play the Pyramid Stage on Sunday June 29 but before all that they are playing Limerick, a major coup for promoter Mick Dolan adding a true big time rock ‘n’ roll band to Limerick’s City of Culture lineup.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Kasabian will play the Big Top on Friday May the 16. Tickets are €38, support to be announced. No vaccines in Limerick yet First Irish death from Coronavirus Shannondoc operating but only by appointment TAGSfeaturedfull-imageKasabian WhatsApp Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more