Horse Racing: Darren Egan Banned For 12 Years

The British Horseracing Authority has banned former Jockey Darren Egan for 12 years after the he had been found participating in “a conspiracy which struck at the heart of the sport”.

darren-eganThe BHA found the former apprentice guilty of being involved in a conspiracy together with gambler Philip Langford.

In a public statement, the BHA said that Egan and Langhford  had made considerable profits from their activities: “This was a conspiracy which struck at the heart of the sport, which both took considerable steps to conceal, which made substantial corrupt profits, and which furthermore involved on two occasions stopping rides by Egan to protect the success of Mr Langford’s lay betting.It was a conspiracy which only came to a practical end (i.e. in its effect upon races) when Betfair recognised Mr Langford’s unusual betting patterns.”

The British Horseracing Authority added that it didn’t seem mitigating factors for a reduction of their penalty, despite the rather young age of Egan.

When asked, Egan said to the press in an email that he well understood what he was doing, justifying his actions with that he needed the money desperately.

The former jockey had been one of the United Kingdom’s most promising apprentices before the scandal came to light. He had 47 wins in 2012 but an accident where he broke his collarbone ended his hopes of winning the title.

The above news from the British Horseracing scene are brought to you by the Horseracing Pro, the U.K.’s premier source for reliable horse racing tips and strategies.

Independent Private Schools in the UK

The United Kingdom is among the best countries to live in if you want the best education for your children. One reason for this is the large number of renowned private schools here in our nation. Those independent, private schools can be a very good alternative for those families who think that the public school system is not sufficient for their children’s education.

private-schools-ukThose concerns in regards to public schools are in fact not too far-fetched.

With classroom sizes that can at times exceed forty or more pupils, teachers are often seeing themselves unable to focus on individual children.

This means that average grades for those children who visit public schools can be lower as compared to if they would visit a private school instead. This is in particular true for those children who need some additional help.

However, the major advantage of having your children go to a private school here in the United Kingdom is that it can significantly help them later with their career. It is statistically proven that those people who attended a private school are on average having the better, more paying jobs later on in life. But only can a private school listed on your CV impress your potential employer. According to The Telegraph, private schools are also better in teaching children valuable skills such as articulacy and assertiveness, giving them another edge over their fellows in our public school system.

Know that nothing can be more important than the education of your children. If you make the right choice right away, it can be a decision that can benefit your children for their entire lives.

You can find more information about private schools in UK at Independent School Hertfordshire.

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If You Need to Get Started Insulating Your Home

Insulating your home can be one of the best things you can do to save money on heating costs. Only can proper home insulation help you to keep your home and cosy in the colder months, it can likewise help you to keep it cooler in the summer time. In other words, you will be able to save on energy whether it’s cold or hot outside.

If you want to get started with insulating your home I recommend that you check out the webpage at http://energy.gov/energysaver/types-insulation

This page has an overview over what types of insulation materials are available and how you can get started insulating your home easily.

If you need more information about how to properly insulate your home you can also get in touch with local building businesses. They can give you all information you need specific to your home’s individual requirements.

On Electronic Invoicing

electronic_invoiceI’m probably not exaggerating  when I say that electronic invoicing is currently all the hype especially amongst small business owners.

Some compare electronic invoicing to email because it can provide the same benefits such as time and cost savings.

And let’s be honest, it would be difficult to imagine most modern business operations without email and other forms of electronic communication.

So what is electronic invoicing?

In case you never heard about electronic invoicing (or e-invoice in short) allow me to give you a short overview about it.

At the core of electronic invoicing is usually that you use some type of electronic invoicing service such as cloudtrade or similar. So let’s say then you are using electronic invoicing and so does the recipient for your invoice since you are both using this type of service.

Rather than mailing the invoice (a process that your certainly familiar with) you will email your invoice in digital format to the provider.  Those in turn will process your electronic invoice and dispatch it to your recipient. The advantage here is not only that this goes very fast as compared to traditional mail, it means also that your invoice is processed the instant it arrives at your recipient.

For businesses what this means is that they don’t need to spend time on creating and emailing invoices any longer, in some cases it might even save them staff and operating a mail room especially for that purpose.

The other major advantage of e invoicing is that you don’t really have to change anything in your own process. The difference is merely that you send the invoice by mail, however you can use the same format. In most of cases this will be an Adobe PDF file. Because there are no changes required nor expensive special equipment, the switch to electronic invoicing is pretty much free.

Because of those above benefits it’s clear why electronic invoicing but some is seen as the new revolution for all types of businesses, similar as to all the benefits we today get from using email.

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Pitching Your Business Ideas To Investors

Pitch Your Business Ideas To Investors Successfully

Pitch Your Business Ideas To Investors Successfully

No question about it, pitching a business idea to potential investors is not exactly easy.

In fact, chances are it may well be the hardest presentation you will ever have to make. Worse, if you’re like most people and face making such a presentation without previous experience.

The good news is that you can learn how to pitch your business ideas. Once you master this invaluable skill you will have much better chances with your potential investors!

Presentation expert Spencer Waldron fom software company Prezi has some valuable tips for you to help present your ideas in the best way possible. I recommend you see this very helpful article about pitching your business ideas here at This Is Money.

The article covers all bases from explaining what investors are normally looking for to planning your presentation and how to best structure it. I can highly recommend that you read this since it can help you tremendously if you look for investors for your business.

How do I know? My friend Matthew had the same problem getting people interested in his first business venture, back in 2010. After he took that advice it didn’t take him longer than a month and he had not one, but two parties wanting to support his idea!

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