Club Chairman Eamonn McManus statedThe improve

first_imgClub Chairman, Eamonn McManus, stated;“The improvement in the team’s results and in its brand of rugby league has naturally led to financial improvements in all areas. Gate, sponsorship and merchandising revenues in particular have each materially increased. This will result in a major improvement in our financial results in 2018 and in a return to profitability.“2017 was a challenging year for the Club in many respects, including its financial performance. The underperformance of the team in the first half of the season resulted in a material drop in revenues. Additional costs were also assumed due to one off changes in the senior coaching staff and in the additional recruitment of players in order to improve rugby performances. These together contributed to an EBITDA loss of £690,000 in 2017.“However, these investments in 2017 are already paying dividends in 2018 and beyond and a much stronger financial performance is eventuating.“The Club also has one of the strongest balance sheets in world club rugby of either code.”last_img read more

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Rice community to celebrate MLK Day

first_imgAddThis Rice UniversityOffice of Public Affairs / News & Media RelationsEXPERT ALERTAmy McCaig713-348-6777amym@rice.edu Rice community to celebrate MLK DayHOUSTON – (Jan. 16, 2015) – On the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Day, the Rice University community will hold a candlelight vigil followed by a program titled “The Struggle for Social Justice Continues.”The vigil and program will begin at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Rice Memorial Chapel on the Rice campus, 6100 Main St.; a reception will follow in the Rice Memorial Center’s Grand Hall. The events are free and open to the public.Scheduled to speak are Jenifer Bratter, associate professor of sociology and director of the Kinder Institute’s Program for the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Culture; Luis Duno-Gottberg, associate professor of Spanish and Portuguese; Alexander Byrd, associate professor of history; Michael Emerson, the Allyn Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and academic director of the Kinder Institute; and Gary Nakamura, president of the Houston chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League.Members of the Rice community, including the Black Student Association and the Association of Rice University Black Alumni, will also participate in two annual parades Jan. 19 honoring the civil rights leader – the Black Heritage Society’s 37th annual “Original” MLK Birthday Parade and the 21st annual MLK Grand Parade, both at 10 a.m.Guests of the Jan. 18 event can use Entrance 20 from Rice Boulevard to access self-paid parking. For more information on the event or the parades, contact Jan West at 713-348-6759.News media who plan to attend should RSVP to Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or amym@rice.edu.For a map of Rice University’s campus, visit www.rice.edu/maps/maps.html.-30-Follow Rice News and Media Relations on Twitter @RiceUNews.Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 3,920 undergraduates and 2,567 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just over 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life by the Princeton Review and for best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. To read “What they’re saying about Rice,” go here.center_img Sharelast_img read more

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