The Gym Group share price soars as membership numbers rocket! Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended The Gym Group. 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 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 confidence on UK share markets remains mixed in midweek business. The FTSE 250 has moved to within a whisker of the record peaks hit earlier in May. In contrast, the FTSE 100 has edged back below the 7,000-point marker. The Gym Group (LSE: GYM) share price, however, is having no problems gaining serious traction on Wednesday. It has shot higher following the release of some terrific trading news.The fitness centre chain has shot 10% higher to 285p per share. The Gym Group’s share price is now up 75% from levels recorded a year ago. And the UK leisure share is now trading at its most expensive since the middle of February 2020.5G 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…The Gym Group thrives as facilities reopenInvestors piled out of The Gym Group last year as Covid-19 lockdowns forced its gyms to close. But the UK share has steadily risen in price thanks to the successful coronavirus vaccine programme and the subsequent reopening of the UK economy.Financials released today show how strong trading at The Gym Group has been since it began reopening its gyms on 12 April. It said that business since re-opening has “outperformed the company’s expectations” thanks to “strong demand for the return to gyms”.The Gym Group has seen membership numbers balloon from 547,000 in February to 729,000 by 24 May, it said. This is down from the 794,000 members the chain had on its books last December.Meanwhile, the number of visits to its fitness facilities has been “strong”, The Gym Group said. The average number of visits per member per week has clocked in at 1.5 since re-opening, up from 1.1 in the comparative period in 2019. The company said that its whole estate is now up and running again, and that all of its members are paying following the removal of fee freezes upon re-opening.Taking steps for future growthLooking ahead, The Gym Group said that it expects to trade “more in line with seasonal norms” during the next three months. It noted that summer months are traditionally quieter for the industry. As a consequence limited net gains in overall membership levels tend to be small.The Gym Group has also continued to expand and it opened four new gyms since 12 April. Its new centres in Chichester, York, Cambridge, and London Sydenham take the firm’s total estate to 187. The business said that it has begun talking with lenders with a view to accelerating its site expansion programme too.Commenting on recent trading, chief executive Richard Darwin said “our members are delighted to be working out in the gym once more with visits per member and new joiner sign-up rates at record levels”.He added that “with membership levels growing strongly, we are building our pipeline of new gyms to take advantage of what we see as a unique opportunity to extend affordable fitness to even more locations across the UK”. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. 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Facebook TCU Theater students, first-year Caden Large (left) and sophomore Nijel Smith (right). (Photos courtesy of Caden Large and Nijel Smith) Fine arts students struggle with the hidden costs behind their degree Haley Cabrerahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-cabrera/ ReddIt Linkedin Linkedin + posts Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 ReddIt Haley Cabrerahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-cabrera/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Twitter printThe COVID-19 pandemic has forced some of TCU’s academic departments to adapt their admissions practices.The Department of Theatre and other fine arts departments typically rely on in-person auditions on campus or at national call sites where prospective students perform in front of directors from several different colleges. Examples of these call sites include the College Audition Project, International Thespians Convention and College Audition Weekend hosted by Dallas Summer Musicals.Dr. Harry Parker, a professor and chair of the theatre department, said he and his team have made specific alterations to their process, expanding upon the already virtual aspect of auditions that the university offers through GetAcceptd.com.“For several years now, we have required students to submit a virtual ‘pre-screen’ audition or portfolio review,” said Parker. “This year, when a prospective student passes their pre-screen, they will be scheduled for a live, virtual audition on Zoom.”He said he is hopeful prospective students who were previously unable to travel to TCU or other audition sites because of financial reasons will now be able to share their talents. “There are advantages to this system for everyone: no travel, and much less time invested to see the same number of students,” Parker said.Some TCU fine arts majors said they believe this will level the playing field for performers across the country. First-year musical theatre major Caden Large said “in many cases, so many talented students are unable to audition for incredible fine arts programs because they simply cannot afford to go to these conferences.”Nijel Smith, a sophomore musical theatre major, said he had to travel to Chicago from Union City, Tennessee, because that was the closest place for him to audition. “That, paired with my mother being a single parent and a teacher,” Smith said, “made our only option being to drive the six hours to Chicago early in the morning, have my audition, and then drive back.”Large said in addition to travel there are other elements to auditions that might limit participation from students whose families “can’t afford the college prep programs and audition coaches that students of higher classes can afford. This results in very homogenous first-year fine arts classes.”Theatre Student EthnicitiesInfogramParker said “success in being chosen for the program will still rest on the quality of the audition and the interview,” but existing students are looking forward to a new, diversified class of fine arts majors. Parker and TCU are looking to extend the easier accessibility that comes with online auditions post-pandemic, and they encourage prospective students to both visit campus and get their pre-screens in. Twitter Previous articleHoroscope: October 19, 2020Next articleWhat we’re reading: Surprising COVID-19 test results since New York City schools open, US Supreme Court to review major immigration policies Haley Cabrera RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR What we’re reading: Vice presidential debate tonight, Tanglewood schools move to in-person learning Student Development Services helps transfers adjust during pandemic TCU celebrates its 148th convocation Haley Cabrerahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-cabrera/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Haley Cabrerahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/haley-cabrera/ Haley Cabrera
May 4, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News András Dezső / DR to go further News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for more transparency and due process in the two-year-old criminal proceedings in Hungary against András Dezső, an investigative reporter who is facing up to three years in prison on a newly revived but baseless charge of misuse of personal data. The case goes back to March 2018, when Dezső wrote an article for Index, one of Hungary’s few independent news websites, about Natalie Contessa af Sandeberg, an activist with Swedish and Hungarian dual nationality who had made controversial claims about the negative impact of migrants in Sweden in an interview for M1, a Hungarian state TV channel known for taking an anti-migrant line. Swedish Reporters Without Borders awards press freedom prize to a Hungarian news site HungaryEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment Organisation The lawsuit led to criminal charges carrying a possible three-year jail term under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This would not be the first time that Hungarian courts have misused the GDPR to censor journalists. The Hungarian edition of the magazine Forbes was recently pulled from newsstands at the behest of the Hungarian energy drink company Hell Energy on the grounds that an article had named one of its owners without its permission. RSF_en Dezső’s article in Index did not give Contessa af Sandberg’s name but the website posted the video of the interview, in which she was easily identifiable, and she responded by suing him for “misuse of personal data.” From Swedish public records available to everyone, Dezső discovered that she had been convicted in Sweden on seven counts of defamation, harassment and “violating public trust” and had been ordered to pay large fines. He also discovered that she had lied about the circumstances in which had lived in Sweden and was living in Hungary. February 21, 2020 Criminal charge revived against Hungarian investigative reporter Help by sharing this information HungaryEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence Freedom of expressionJudicial harassment News A judge initially ruled that the case against Dezső did not merit a trial and that he should simply be issued a warning. At the same time, pro-government media outlets and far-right activities launched a virulent campaign accusing him of publishing fake news about Contessa af Sandeberg. Follow the news on Hungary In late 2019, Dezső was the target of repeated attacks by pro-government media and an antisemitic smear campaign in connection with another case.Hungary is ranked 87th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index June 2, 2021 Find out more News “An EU member country cannot allow a veteran journalist to be convicted for doing his job in a normal manner and simply using publicly available information,” RSF editor-in-chief Pauline Adès-Mével said. “Democracy demands due process with respect for a diversity of viewpoints. A proper trial must finally be held so that András Dezső can be acquitted.” Hungary’s leading independent radio station taken off the air To clear his name, Dezső insisted on the case being heard in court. A hearing was held in April 2019 and the court found him not guilty of any crime. However, the Budapest prosecutor’s office successfully appealed against this decision two weeks ago, on 6 February, on the grounds of a procedural error (the lack of a preliminary hearing). And so the case has been reopened. February 10, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts
News June 5, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Seven newspapers investigated for printing militants’ press release Follow the news on Pakistan Organisation PakistanAsia – Pacific Photo : Dawn.com News RSF_en PakistanAsia – Pacific Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Reporters Without Borders is releasing a copy of the “First Information Report” that police in Quetta, in the southwestern province of Balochistan, issued in response to a formal complaint on 15 May against seven newspapers for publishing a communiqué by the outlawed militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.“No one can dispute the right to file a complaint against a newspaper, but accusing a news outlet of providing a platform to terrorists by publishing an organization’s press release, even when it is an illegal organization, is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said.“By reporting Lashkar-e-Jhangvi’s demands, the media were just doing their job, which is to cover the news, and they cannot be accused of complicity or participation in the group’s activities.“Balochistan’s media are the hostages both of armed groups that often accuse them of failing to cover their activities and statements, and of authorities that harass those that refuse to limit themselves to quoting official statements and just covering the activities of the security forces.“The public needs to be informed about the activities and views of all parties to a conflict, even if some of the comments reported by the media are made by those who are violently opposed to freedom. We urge the authorities to take no action in response to this complaint and to focus their efforts on protecting journalists.” Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists to go further April 21, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 2, 2021 Find out more News Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Receive email alerts First Information ReportThe seven newspapers named in the 15 May complaint are Jang, Mashriq, Intikhab, Express, Qudrat, Baakhabar and Zamana. It accuses them and their editors of publishing “illegal information” and spreading fear among the population. Some of the charges are covered by Pakistan’s anti-terrorism legislation.In the offending communiqué, which the newspapers printed the previous day, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing that killed six people but missed its target, the head of Balochistan’s police. The group also threatened to continue this type of attack if the police continued to investigate its activities.“We don’t carry LeJ’s statements out of our love for this organization,” a Quetta-based newspaper editor told Reporters Without Borders on condition of anonymity.“LeJ would have targeted us if we had declined to publish its statement. The government should first restore its authority in Quetta by eliminating terrorist organizations like LeJ and once we have confidence in the security situation, we will stop carrying their statements.”Proceedings were initiated against Mashriq, Express, Intikhab and Jang before a Balochistan court on 12 April for publishing press releases put out by the Balochistan Liberation Army, a banned separatist group, but the case was dropped after the editors of the four newspapers apologized.Balochistan’s media are trapped between the security forces and Islamist and armed separatist groups, both of which are classified by Reporters Without Borders as “Predators of Press Freedom.”A total of four journalists have been killed in Balochistan since the start of the year. Three – Imran Shaikh, Saifur Rehman and Mohammad Iqbal – were killed in a double bombing targeting the Shiite community in Quetta on 10 January. The fourth, Mehmood Ahmed Afridi, was gunned down in Karat on 1 March in a killing claimed by the Balochistan Liberation Army.Balochistan is on the Reporters Without Borders list of the world’s ten most dangerous places for journalists. News January 28, 2021 Find out more
Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Facebook News16% drop in Limerick live register figuresBy Staff Reporter – May 18, 2018 1330 Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleUber’s 150 job Limerick expansion is part of new visionNext articleEmma Leahy will point the way to tomorrow’s world Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Linkedin Tom Neville TDTHERE has been a 16 per cent fall since the same time last year for the number of people on the live register in Limerick.That’s according to figures obtained by Limerick Fine Gael TD, Tom Neville who has been elected as the vice-chairman of the Business and Enterprise Joint Oireachtas Committee.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking from Dublin this week, Deputy Neville said that where his aim is to advocate for business across the Mid West while citing the 16 per cent fall in numbers on the live register in last 12 months.There are 1,768 less people on the register and “since the Action Plan for Jobs was launched in February 2012, the number signing on has decreased locally by 56 per cent or 11,371 people” Deputy Neville told the Limerick Post.“The unemployment rate falling below six per cent cannot be taken for granted. This has taken immense work and effort by all across the country.“I hope to use my new position as Vice Chairperson of the Business and Enterprise Joint Oireachtas Committee, to help keep business needs on the agenda.“Limerick has benefited greatly from our resurgent economy; I am committed to ensuring this continues.“With Fine Gael’s policies and prudent management of the country since taking over after the financial crash, it is imperative that we continue on this path to help our communities and families and ensure a prosperous future.“Statistics can seem meaningless but this has a real impact on communities all around the country. Only a strong economy supporting people at work can provide the services needed to improve people’s lives.“This is also great news for communities across the county, as every job created has a positive knock-on effect for local businesses and services.“According to the European Commission Spring Economic Forecast, the Irish economy is expected to remain robust, supported by positive labour market trends and investment in construction,” Deputy Neville said.Visit the Limerick Post Politics section for similar stories. TAGSeconomyemploymentFine GaellimerickLive RegisterlocalpoliticsTom Neville TD Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email
Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Previous articleGang plotting raid on two Donegal premises caught by GardaiNext articlePollet Arch Trail to be developed after funding announcement News Highland Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Google+ WhatsApp By News Highland – January 8, 2019 Facebook IGB announces strategic review of Lifford Greyhound Stadium Facebook The Irish Greyhound Board has today announced the appointment of Indecon Economic Consultants to undertake a comprehensive, strategic review into the future needs of its 16 licensed stadia, including Lifford.The review, announced in September last is part of the IGB’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 and will provide an assessment of stadium infrastructure and financial sustainability, along with detailed recommendations.As part of the IGB’s Strategic Plan 2018-2022 an overall report by Indecon Economic Consultants is expected later this year.The study will include; an assessment of the infrastructure, services available and standard of facilities at all 16 licenced greyhound stadia in Ireland, a financial assessment of the future sustainability of each individual track, an analysis of population catchments and access arrangements.An analysis of racing schedules for each greyhound stadium and assessment of any impact arising from availability of breeders or trainers within the catchment area will also be carried out along with an analysis of relevant competing sporting facilities within the catchment area.And recommendations regarding the appropriate industry footprint for the future including detailed recommendations regarding individual stadia will be included.Stadia will be assessed on an individual and collective basis. Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter
Previous article38 Covid-19 cases confirmed in DonegalNext articlePlans afoot for Donegal’s 2021 tourism season News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Facebook Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Facebook By News Highland – January 27, 2021 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Community Enhancement Programme open for applications RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal to benefit from €1bn Cross-Border EU Programme Twitter AudioHomepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic €1bn will be delivered to border counties including Donegal between 2021-2027 under the PEACE PLUS North South cooperation programme.The programme will combine the existing PEACE and INTERREG EU funding into one cohesive cross-border programme to support peace and prosperity with a particular focus on Northern Ireland and border counties.The scheme will be funded by the EU, UK Government, the Northern Executive and the Irish Government.Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue is encouraging people to have their say during an upcoming public consultation:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/charlie1pm-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.