SAINTS Report Increase in Shareholders FundsSTHEL

first_imgSAINTS Report Increase in Shareholders FundsST.HELENS R.F.C. have reported an increase in their audited shareholder funds in the financial year to October 31 2011, to over £20 million, from a negative figure in previous years, as a result of the acquisition of the their new stadium – Langtree Park. The Club reported a loss of approximately £2.4 million in their year ‘in exile’ at Widnes.Chairman Eamonn McManus commented; “The ownership by the Club of Langtree Park has transformed our balance sheet and provides us with a strong financial and operating platform to take us commercially to a position of strength and confidence.“Although there are significant start-up costs in our first season at Langtree Park and it has opened one-third of the way through the financial year ending in October 2012, we are already seeing a very substantial improvement in financial performance, and this will strengthen even more materially in 2013.“We are also likely to see a further strengthening of our balance sheet in 2012 and beyond as the stadium’s fit out costs are capitalised. Given the general state of the economic environment which we are currently operating in, this is a remarkable achievement and the completion and opening of Langtree Park could not have been more timely.“The losses in the season at Widnes were expected and budgeted for by the club and reflected a significant drop on gate receipts and in all attendant lines of commercial income. It was a necessary year of sacrifice to attain a platform for stability and growth.”last_img read more

The SeatServe app which enables fans to order foo

first_imgThe SeatServe app, which enables fans to order food and drinks from their smartphone for efficient delivery to their seat, will be trialled in the Totally Wicked North Stand at the Wigan Warriors Super 8s match on Friday August 31 (KO 7:45pm).Following successful trials in football and rugby union, the Totally Wicked Stadium has been selected by SeatServe as its first Super League site.With minimal impact on our existing front-of-house operation, SeatServe will merely supplement our offering to help ease what we recognise is an issue for fans on matchday: queueing.Orders will be fulfilled by the North Stand’s Marching Inn kiosk, so a full range of items will be available to those seated in the Totally Wicked North Stand.A delivery charge of £1 per order will cover all the costs associated with transaction fees, packaging and extra staffing.As part of the trial, we encourage fans to sign up and try out the service so we can test its effectiveness.We would also love to hear your feedback on your experience so please email us [email protected] after the match.SeatServe is quick and easy to download from both the App Store, Google Play or you can click here, with options to pre-order in advance, live, or at scheduled times throughout the game.To minimise disruption, deliveries will only be made during natural breaks in play, with the app securely storing your details for faster repeat ordering, meaning you’ll never have to miss another minute of a game.All payments are cashless and we recommend fans download the app prior to attending the game.The app is restricted to four alcoholic beverages per order and you must be 18 or over to use it.We are constantly looking at ways in which to improve your experience at Totally Wicked Stadium and hope you enjoy this cutting-edge innovation.Checkout the menu and tag your experience with @SeatServeUK with #StaySeated!last_img read more

Photos Who will be Spains next PM A profile of the candidates

first_imgSpanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s Socialists are in the lead ahead of Sunday’s national election but opinion polls show no party will have enough seats to rule on its own, which could make for complicated coalition talks.Following are snapshots of the top candidates – five men in their mid-30s to mid-40s – and their parties, as campaigning enters its final stretch with two televised debates scheduled for Monday and Tuesday evening.PEDRO SANCHEZ – SOCIALIST WORKERS’ PARTY (PSOE)With his Socialist party well ahead in opinion polls, outgoing Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, 47, has the highest chance of leading Spain’s next government – if he can find enough allies in a fragmented political landscape.Known early in his career as “El Guapo” or “The handsome”, a nickname he says he doesn’t like, Sanchez beat the odds when he managed to go from losing the leadership of his party in 2016 to becoming prime minister two years later, after unseating the conservatives in a non-confidence motion.His supporters say he has a calm personality and a talent for compromise. Opponents say he lacks charisma and a clear political vision.Sanchez benefits from the weakness of the far left and the division of the right wing between three parties.He has focused his campaign on trying to rally left-wing voters against the possibility of seeing the far-right Vox in government, but also on women’s rights, and ordered the removal for re-burial of dictator Francisco Franco’s remains from a state mausoleum.Sanchez’s government has raised the minimum wage by 22 percent, and tried to negotiate a greater degree of autonomy for Catalonia with its independence-minded government.The right-wing parties have focused their attacks on Sanchez, and particularly on his Catalonia policies. On the other side, the Catalan separatists he may need to stay in power want him to be open to an independence referendum – which he opposes.PSOE is Spain’s oldest active party and one of two that have dominated the political landscape since Franco’s dictatorship ended in 1975. It has been in government longest since then.PABLO CASADO – PEOPLE’S PARTY (PP)Pablo Casado, who has been leading the conservative People’s Party for less than a year, has taken a hard line in the campaign to try and win back voters opinion polls show are tempted to leave the mainstream party for the far-right Vox.The PP, which has dominated the political scene alongside the rival Socialists for decades, could lose as many as half of its seats in parliament, opinion polls show.The 38-year-old lawyer and economist became the leader of the conservative party a month after the government of his predecessor Mariano Rajoy was ousted over a corruption scandal in the party.Casado is a defender of family values, the monarchy and the Catholic Church, an opponent of abortion and euthanasia, and has taken PP more to the right.He has led an aggressive campaign in which he has accused Sanchez of being a “traitor” and of condoning violence for the Socialist leader’s approach to pro-independence parties in Catalonia.He wants to strike an alliance with Ciudadanos and Vox to become prime minister. Opinion polls at this stage show they are unlikely to get enough votes – but there are so many undecided voters that things could still change.ALBERT RIVERA – CIUDADANOS (CITIZENS)At only 39 years old, Albert Rivera is one of the most experienced leaders of the youngest generation of candidates contending for the general election in Spain.He worked in CaixaBank before founding Ciudadanos in 2006, a pro-European party originally from Catalonia which jumped to the national scene in 2015.Like Casado, he strongly opposes making any concession to Catalan nationalists and has made it one of the main points of his campaign.He named Ines Arrimadas – who was the party’s leader in Catalonia and won the highest number of votes in 2017 regional elections – his number two weeks before the election campaign.Ciudadanos made an electoral pact last year in the region of Andalusia that enabled the PP, backed also by Vox, to unseat the Socialist administration there. That earned Ciudadanos criticism for embracing populist nationalism.Having supported PP and PSOE in different regions, it could become a kingmaker in any foreseeable negotiations after the election. Rivera says he won’t strike an alliance with Sanchez, but the party has changed tack on such issues before.The party first entered the 350-seat Spanish parliament in 2015.PABLO IGLESIAS – UNIDAS PODEMOS (TOGETHER WE CAN)Political scientist and lecturer Pablo Iglesias, 40, founded Podemos in 2014 with colleagues of the Complutense University, building up on the anti-austerity protest movement in Spain.They were close to surpassing the Socialists in the last elections, but internal disputes led the former number two of the party to break up with Iglesias and launch an alternative platform for the regional election in Madrid.Polls show Podemos losing traction from the last election, suffering from internal disputes and divisions over how hard-line the party, which supported Sanchez’s minority Socialist government and sits on some local councils, should be. This time they want to be in government with the Socialists.SANTIAGO ABASCAL – VOXVox is the newcomer on the Spanish political scene. The party founded in late 2013 by former PP members opposes gender equality laws it says discriminate against men and is also strongly against autonomy for Spain’s regions.Opinion polls show it will be the first far-right party to have more than one seat in parliament since Spain’s return to democracy in the late 1970s.Last year, Vox sent shockwaves through Spain’s political landscape by unexpectedly winning 12 seats in Andalusia’s regional parliament, which automatically allowed it to have a seat in Spain’s Senate.“The reconquer (of Spain) starts in Andalusia”, Vox’s leader Santiago Abascal, 42, said in a tweet.The tough-talking career politician from the Basque country is gaining support in the polls with the party’s pledge to “make Spain great again”.Further echoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s campaign strategy, Abascal and others in the party staunchly criticise mainstream media and bank on social media.Abascal will be missing out on the TV debates after the country’s election board decided he could not take part.Also echoing Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric, Abascal has called for a secure wall to be built around the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla and have neighbouring Morocco pay for it.“I am a supporter of discrimination,” he told 7TV Andalucia in 2017. SharePrint <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> WhatsApp 1 of 2 FILE PHOTO: Ciudadanos leader Albert Rivera gestures while giving a speech during a motion of no confidence debate at Parliament in Madrid, Spain, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Susana Vera/File Photo FILE PHOTO: Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias speaks during a motion of no confidence debate in parliament in Madrid, Spain, June 13, 2017. REUTERS//File Photolast_img read more

Gozo need a GU clinic – Josianne Cutajar

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> SharePrint Partit Laburista MEP candidate Josianne Cutajar said that there is need for a sexual health clinic (GU clinic) in Gozo.In a press release, Cutajar that sexual health is not just an personal health issue but also a public one.She said that there were around 6,000 persons that have visited the GU clinic at Mater Dei Hospital in 2018, and that 2,000 cases of sexually transmitted infections had been reported.Cutajar is also urging further sexual education, especially amongst children and young adults.WhatsApplast_img read more