US investor gives Home Retail a boost

US investor gives Home Retail a boost

first_img HOME Retail Group saw its shares jump yesterday after US private equity firm Madison Dearborn Capital Partners upped its stake.The Argos and Homebase owner issued a profit warning last month but was buoyed by the move from across the Atlantic.Tradewinds Global Investors, controlled by Chicago-based Madison, held 4.25 per cent of Home Retail’s voting rights as of the end of March, the retailer said. The stake was only 3.2 per cent in mid-March. The FTSE 250 company has been the subject of takeover speculation and is seen as a potential target for Asda owner Wal-Mart. Freddie George, an analyst at Seymour Pierce, said: “It takes a leap of faith, in our view, to invest in a company on speculation, when Home Retail’s profits have declined each year over the last four years at a time when Internet channel sales have been very strong.” Home Retail chief executive officer Terry Duddy lowered the company’s profit outlook on 10 March, warning “difficult and volatile” conditions were damaging sales at Argos. Home Retail now expects to make profits before tax of between £250m and £255m for the year to 26 February, down from its January forecast of £263m and the £293m made on 2010. But the stakebuilding by Madison is seen as a positive move in investors’ eyes. Home Retail shares closed 1.7 per cent higher at 208.1p. US investor gives Home Retail a boost Tuesday 5 April 2011 7:29 pm Share Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapplast_img read more

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Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited 2009 Abridged Report

first_imgEconet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited (ECO.zw)  2009 abridged results.Company ProfileEconet Wireless Zimbabwe is a diversified telecommunications group; it is the largest enterprise of its kind in Zimbabwe and the largest company on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalisation. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe provides products and solutions for mobile and fixed wireless telephony, public payphones, internet access and payment solutions. In 2009, Econet Wireless Zimbabwe became the first operator in Zimbabwe to launch data services with 3G capability. This was followed by an extensive project to expand its geographic coverage; building a fibre-optic network, providing financial transaction switching and point-of-sale and value-added retail support services. The company is a subsidiary of a privately-owned group controlled by its founder, Strive Masiyiwa. The group’s subsidiaries include Econet Global, Econet Wireless Africa, Econet Wireless International, Econet Enterprises, Liquid Telecom Group and Econet Media.last_img read more

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TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) 2014 Annual Report

first_imgTPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited (TPSE.ke)  2014 annual report.Company ProfileTPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited owns and operates hotels and lodges in Kenya for the business and tourist sectors. The company owns and operates 35 hotels as well as a selection of resorts, safari guest lodges, safari camps, palaces and forts located in strategic sites in Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Uganda, Mozambique, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Subsidiary companies include TPS (Kenya) Limited which owns Nairobi Serena Hotel, Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Mara Serena Safari Lodge and Kilaguni Serena Lodge; TPS (Zanzibar) Limited which owns Zanzibar Serena Hotel; TPS (Tanzania) Limited which owns Kirawira Serena Camp, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Serena Mivumo River Lodge and Selous Serena Camp; and TPS (Uganda) Limited. Other properties owned and managed by TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited include Lake Victoria Serena Resort in Uganda and Polana Serena Hotel in Mozambique. TPS Eastern Africa (Serena) Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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“Great year for censorship”

first_img May 2, 2016 – Updated on November 3, 2016 “Great year for censorship” Help by sharing this information Designed by the Paris-based advertising agency BETC for RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index, the campaign focuses on leaders in 12 countries who have trampled on media freedom and gagged journalists in various spectacular ways.Grenades thrown at radio stations in Burundi, journalists fired over a tweet in Turkey, massive state propaganda in China, Russia and Eritrea, a blogger jailed and flogged in public in Saudi Arabia, military detention camps for journalists in Thailand – these are just a few examples of how these 12 enemies of media freedom behave.RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index has highlighted a deep and worrying decline in the ability of journalists to operate freely and independently throughout the world, including these 12 countries.Journalistic independence is being undermined in both state and privately-owned media as a result of enhanced mechanisms for censorship and news control, propaganda apparatuses, and ideologies – especially religious extremism – that are hostile to journalism.And all over the world, oligarchs are buying up media outlets and subjecting journalist to pressure that adds to the existing pressure from government’s often allied with leading corporate interests.The campaign targets these leaders: Salman bin Abdelaziz Al Saud (Saudi Arabia), Isaias Afwerki (Eritrea), Ilham Aliyev (Azerbaijan), Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Egypt), Prayuth Chan-ocha (Thailand), Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (Turkey), Kim Jong-Un (North Korea), Ali Khamenei (Iran), Nicolás Maduro (Venezuela), Pierre Nkurunziza (Burundi), Vladimir Putin (Russia) and Xi Jinping (China). BETC has produced the World Press Freedom Day campaign free of charge for RSF for the fifth year running. The ad agency’s staffers even posed for the photos on which the heads of these leaders were superimposed. The campaign’s posters can already be seen on the streets of Paris and in digital format on social networks. Discover or upload RSF_en center_img Organisation Campaigns On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is launching “Great year for censorship”, an ironic campaign about 12 heads of state who will be throwing parties tomorrow to celebrate their victories over media freedom.last_img read more

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Warren Gfeller Named to U.S. Department of Agriculture Advisory Committee

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 3, 2021 Twitter Warren Gfeller Named to U.S. Department of Agriculture Advisory Committee Warren H. Gfeller of Russell, Kansas has been appointed to serve on the Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Animal and Animal Products. The ATAC advises the United States Trade Representative and Secretary of Agriculture on international trade matters relevant to U.S. agriculture.center_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Local NewsBusiness Facebook Previous articleStride Kicks Off $10 Million Scholarship Investment with Inaugural Private Academy AwardsNext articleCotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP Adds Prominent Civil Litigator Karin Swope to Launch Seattle Office Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Gardai continue to investigate two vehicle crash in Glenties

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Google+ Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Homepage BannerNews Gardai continue to investigate two vehicle crash in Glenties Google+center_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 Gardaí are continuing to investigate a two vehicle collision last night in Glenties.It is believed the crash between a car and a van ocurred in the Kilraine area at 8:10pm.The driver and occupant of the car were taken to hospital for treatment to their injuries while the driver of the van was uninjured. By News Highland – October 29, 2017 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Previous articleStrike at Inishowen Oil Company, Carndonagh deferredNext articleInishowen League Results 29 October 2017 News Highland WhatsApplast_img read more

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FUMC hosts Grandparents Day, donates to Troy Public Library (PHOTOS)

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Tipp Boutwell and Kenneth Smith share a moment together during First United Methodist Church’s Grandparents Day on Friday. Troy Public Library’s Children’s Librarian was the guest speaker at the event. (MESSENGER PHOTOS/ JAINE TREADWELL)Author Jay Kesler said that people need something stable to hang on to – a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. But, most of all, Kesler said they need what grandparents can give them.That was Teresa Colvin’s message to the grandparents who gathered to celebrate Grandparents’ Day with their grandchildren Friday at First United Methodist Church in Troy.Colvin, the children’s librarian at Troy Public Library, was the program guest at Grandparents’ Day and she expressed appreciation to the grandparents for the role they play in their grandchildren’s lives. FUMC hosts Grandparents Day, donates to Troy Public Library (PHOTOS) Book Nook to reopen By Blood Sugar Blaster Next Up“You expand and enhance the lives of your grandchildren,” she said. “Take photographs and document the times you spend with them and the things you do together. Read to them and tell them stories because these are ways that we, as grandparents, connect with our grandchildren.”Colvin shared a list of things that she does with her grandchildren and encouraged the grandparents in attendance to borrow from the list and to add to it.“Of course, number one on my list is to take them to the public library,” Colvin said, with a smile. “Take your grandchildren to the park or to a movie. Make paper airplanes with them and play board games with them. Take them fishing, to the circus, the fair or to a play. Ride bikes with them, dance with them, cook with them, garden with them. Let them have adventures. Read bedtime stories to them. Share memories for them to lock in their hearts.” By Jaine Treadwell Email the author Print Article Sponsored Contentcenter_img Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel If Colvin mentioned reading more that once, she said it’s because reading is so important.Reading together builds bonds between the generations, she said.Colvin read, “How to Babysit a Grandmother” one of her favorite “grandparent” books, to the children and their grandparents.“This is one of the many books about grandparents that we have at Troy Public Library,” Colvin said. “And, First United Methodist Church made a donation to the library so that we could buy more books. The six books we chose are about grandparents and each book will have label inside that says it was donated by FUMC. We are very grateful for these new books for our children’s library.” Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits You Might Like Serve in honor: Students volunteer time in service projects to honor those who died on 9/11 (Gallery) Mahri Atanyyazova shovels fresh mulch into a wheelbarrow while volunteering at Murphree Park Thursday.MESSENGER PHOTO/APRIL GARON Troy University student… read more Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Published 3:00 am Saturday, September 13, 2014 Mandy Marino, FUMC daycare/preschool director, expressed appreciation to the honored grandparents for spending a special morning with the children.“It means a lot to us to have you here,” she said. “This is our fourth annual Grandparents Day. Some of our children have gone to their respective schools to begin a new phase in their lives. And, we have new children at FUMC daycare and preschool. We are honored to have all of you here. We thank you, grandparEnts, for being a part of your grandchildren’s lives and for building lasting memories with them.”last_img read more

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HMAS Parramatta Starts Missile Defence Upgrade

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Parramatta Starts Missile Defence Upgrade View post tag: Missile HMAS Parramatta Starts Missile Defence Upgrade View post tag: upgrade View post tag: Navy March 5, 2015 View post tag: Asia-Pacific View post tag: starts View post tag: HMAS Parramattacenter_img View post tag: Defence Share this article Authorities View post tag: News by topic Australian Navy’s HMAS Parramatta embarked on an important mission in February – the Anti Ship Missile Defence upgrade.The upgrade will involve a seven month deployment for ship’s company as they transit west and return with HMAS Warramunga in September 2015 to her home at Fleet Base East while Parramatta will remain in upgrade and return to Sydney in 2016.Enroute to Fleet Base West, Parramatta made a weekend port visit to Devonport, Tasmania to provide an opportunity for the crew to have some recovery and respite prior to commencing the upgrade.During the transit to Fleet Base West, Parramatta supported Navy’s training aims by being a host platform for Plan METEOR. This is the second time Parramatta has participated in Plan METEOR, with the first time resulting in eleven Marine Technician Operator qualifications being earned.The ship spent two weeks at sea before arriving at Fleet Base West where a crew swap across to HMAS Warramunga will occur. The crew will spend the remainder of their time in the west getting Warramunga ready to return to Fleet Base East where it is to be home ported.[mappress mapid=”15303″]Image: Australian Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Anti-shiplast_img read more

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“IS IT TRUE” FEBRUARY 20, 2020

first_imgWe hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?(Recently we detected an issue where our subscribers may have not been getting breaking news alerts from the City-County Observer. This notification is to let you know that starting today you have been added to receive future news alerts.  If you no longer want to receive future news alerts please opt-out by clicking the  link in your e-mail to unsubscribe.)IS IT TRUE that the Indiana State Legislature continues to be concerned about accountability in local government finances?  …the State Legislature is considering passing the following law?  ….the proposed law states: “City Council must put the budget on the Internet and “Provides that a political subdivision shall submit the date, time, and place of the final adoption of the budget, tax rate, and levy through the department’s computer gateway.”?IS IT TRUE that the Indiana State Legislature is about ready to take on bad actors who buy property at tax sales even though they owe back taxes on one he previously bought but if this bill through this won’t be allowed?  …the proposed legislation states “that a person (including LLC) cannot Purchase a property on tax sale if they owe taxes on a house bought at a prior sale., “Provides that a person that has certain business relationships with another person that owes delinquent taxes, special assessments, penalties, interest, or costs attributable to a prior tax sale is prohibited from bidding on or purchasing real property at a tax sale or from bidding on, purchasing, receiving, or leasing a tract under the law governing the disposal of property by local governments. Requires the county treasurer to require each person bidding at a tax sale to sign a form affirming that the person is not bidding on or purchasing tracts or items of real property on behalf of or as an agent for a person who is prohibited from purchasing at a tax sale“?IS IT TRUE that a couple of years ago “Jacobsville Join In” association leased a building on North Main Street?  …that they were organized and funded by DMD and ECHO Housing Corporation to help promote the $18 million dollars North Main street renovation project? …to everyone’s surprise “Jacobsville Join In” without warning abruptly closed down their offices located on North Main street after this project was approved? … it’s obvious that this was a well-orchestrated staged and funded effort by city officials to sell the $18 million North Main Street renovation project to the masses?IS IT TRUE we wonder how much the City of Evansville has in their “Rainy Day Fund” account for 2020?IT IS TRUE that the original agreement between the Mayor’s office and City Council members was that Riverboat money was to be used to buy police cars, fire trucks, and other capital equipment to enhance public safety activities?  …this is a prime example of promises made and promised broken?IT IS TRUE we been told that most of the prepaid lease payments paid to the City of Evansville by Tropicana-Evansville totaling $25,000,000 did not go into the Riverboat account but it was diverted by the City Controller into the City of Evansville General Operating fund account?IS IT TRUE don’t be surprised to hear that the Mayor will attempt to fund some kind of “Feel-Good Fun And Games” projects at Robert’s Park during the 2020 budget year? Today’s “Readers Poll” question is: Do you feel that Evansville is headed in the right direction? IS IT TRUE our “READERS POLLS” are non-scientific but trendy? Any comments posted in this column do not represent the views or opinions of the City-County Observer or our advertisers. IS IT TRUE that the McCurdy Hotel water bill and sewer issue has been out of the news for a couple of years? …we would like to know if this $1.5 million water and sewer bill have been paid or if a reduced settlement has been made?IS IT TRUE we been told that Evansville Water and Sewer customers better brace themselves for another substantial rate increase in the very near future?IS IT TRUE several years we reported that Evansville City Controller Russ Lloyd Jr., CPA didn’t pay the $369,000 in Victory Theater bills?  …we wonder if City Controller Lloyd paid the Victory Theater bills for 2019?IS IT TRUE that Mayor Winnecke decided that we need to re-design our current “City Flag?  ….the Mayor and his newly appointed Flag Committee declared “A city flag is something that represents our town – that isn’t political. It isn’t a slogan, or a brand, but a timeless symbol that captures the essence of Evansville. Globally, other cities and countries have timeless symbols that represent the spirit of their city, community involvement, and unity”?  …attached is the link explaining this project?  https://evansvilleflag.com/?fbclid=IwAR00u0pCK_H_Rp_JQTq2ZQJZa8Iz15QbXeOm8TohW76DxEpZd13YtbCsfQkIS IT TRUE we appreciate Chanda Ramsey the Marketing & Communications Creative Director for the Southwest Indiana Chamber Of Commerce for sending us important news articles about the happenings at the area Chamber?IS IT TRUE we overheard someone say that the CCO Publisher reminded him of the past Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater … we feel that the CCO Publisher would strongly disagree with that statement because he feels that Mr. Goldwater was too liberal for him?center_img We understand that sometimes people don’t always agree and discussions may become a little heated.  The use of offensive language, insults against commenters will not be tolerated and will be removed from our site. Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE FILES, LAW ENFORCEMENT, “READERS POLL”, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS”, EDUCATION, OBITUARIES and “LOCAL SPORTS”.  You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us at City-County [email protected]: City-County Observer Comment Policy. Be kind to people. No personal attacks or harassment will not be tolerated and shall be removed from our site. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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ST. MARY’S WELCOMES NEW CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER

first_imgST. MARY’S WELCOMES NEW CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICERSt. Mary’s Health is pleased to announce Dr. Heidi M. Dunniway has been selected as Chief Medical Officer.  As CMO of St. Mary’s Health, Dr. Dunniway, in partnership with Dr. Vernon Maas, Vice President of Medical Affairs, will have responsibility for setting and implementing a bold and innovative agenda for excellence in the delivery of clinical services across the continuum of care. She will serve as a member of our executive team and will provide executive leadership for quality, patient safety, medical staff operations, clinical integration and medical education.Prior to joining the St. Mary’s family, Dr. Dunniway practiced with Otolaryngology Associates in Indianapolis. She is a member of the clinic teaching staff at the St. Francis Family Medicine Residency Program, has served as president of the Indiana State Medical Association and vice-president and president of the Franciscan St. Francis Health medical staff. She currently sits on the board of directors of the Indianapolis Medical Society and Indiana State Medical Association.Dr. Dunniway earned her medical degree from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign and completed her residency in otolaryngology at The Ohio State University.  She is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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