RSA bid for Aviva units “not dead”

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading Blvd Share IGNIS Asset Management, an institutional shareholder in both Aviva and RSA, said a deal between the two insurers remained possible although RSA would have to raise its bid proposal for some Aviva units.Ignis owns roughly 0.5 per cent of Aviva’s share capital and around 1.5 per cent of RSA’s share capital.RSA said it was open to talks with Aviva after it rejected RSA’s £5bn bid proposal for some of Aviva’s main general insurance businesses.“I think the deal definitely remains possible,” Ignis Asset Management investment manager Martin Brown said.Brown said RSA’s approach undervalued the Aviva businesses.However, he added RSA would not necessarily have to raise its bid approach by much in order to oblige Aviva to put the proposal to its shareholders and for a deal to remain accretive for RSA’s own shareholders.“There’s no reason for the deal to be dead other than for RSA to be unwilling to pay more, but RSA would not have to raise its offer by much for Aviva to be obliged to consider it. “A ten per cent increase might be enough to persuade Aviva to consider it, or to oblige Aviva to put it to its shareholders.” Friday 20 August 2010 5:59 am whatsapp John Dunne center_img RSA bid for Aviva units “not dead” whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Game Group profits to be hit by discounts

first_imgWednesday 8 December 2010 3:06 am Tags: NULL John Dunne Game Group profits to be hit by discounts Computer games retailer Game Group said profit margins would fall by more than expected this financial year as it cut prices to retain share in a market being targeted by grocers and other retailers.Game, which trades from over 1,300 outlets in nine European countries and Australia, said on sales trends had improved in recent weeks, helped by new title launches, and that it had maintained a leading market share for the two key new games “Call of Duty: Black Ops” and “FIFA II.”The group also said it had high hopes for Microsoft Corp’s Kinect motion-sensitive gaming platform, which Tesco tipped to be a top-seller this Christmas.However, Game said that in order to remain competitive it now expected profit margins to fall by between 160 and 190 basis points this financial year, more than its previous guidance for a decline of about 100 basis points.“As we enter the key Christmas period, we have seen some positive indicators in the market,” it said.“However, the ongoing weakness in the market performance of hardware and casual gamer products means that we are maintaining our cautious outlook for the remainder of the current financial year.”Sales at stores open at least a year were down 4.6 per cent in the 18 weeks to 4 December, including a decline of 7.6 per cent in Britain and Ireland and a 0.5 per cent rise overseas.For the 44 weeks to 4 December sales on the same basis were down 7.9 per cent, with declines of 12.2 per cent in Britain and Ireland and 1.5 per cent abroad. Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp More From Our Partners Biden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years whatsapplast_img read more

African Export Import Bank ( HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgAfrican Export Import Bank ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Banking sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about African Export Import Bank ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the African Export Import Bank ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: African Export Import Bank (  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAfrican Export Import Bank is a financial institution that facilitates trade amongst African countries as well as trade between Africa and other continents. The bank provides investment banking and advisory services as well as project and export development programs in Mauritius and around the world with particular focus on the globalization of African trade. African Export Import Bank is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Scandal-hit Boohoo has made a remarkable share price recovery. Would I invest?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Kirsteen has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo 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. Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! 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. Kirsteen Mackay | Friday, 22nd January, 2021 | More on: BOO Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! Share price recoveryBoohoo’s share price has since recovered yet again, so it seems investors are quick to forgive and forget when it comes to fast fashion. Or perhaps that’s just this company in particular. I think it may be because Boohoo appears to have an excellent relationship with its target market, which has undoubtedly helped in its growth trajectory.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…As long as this market continues to buy its clothes, then the Boohoo share price has the potential to rise. And with its rapidly expanding selection of fashionable clothes for sale, this could well prove true. In 2020, Boohoo completed the successful acquisition and integration of both Oasis and Warehouse. This was the latest in a long line of successful acquisitions.Boohoo financial fundamentalsAt the time of writing, the £4bn company has a price-to-earnings ratio of 60, and earnings per share are 5.5p. It doesn’t offer a dividend.The multi-brand retailer enjoyed excellent trading performance in the final four months of 2020. As such it has increased its guidance for group revenue growth to come in around 36% to 38% for the period ending 28 February 2021.ESG investingThe slavery scandal was terrible, but its seriousness to investors should not be understated because environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) investing is such a hot topic. It refers to the sustainability and ethical approach companies take to running their business. It also considers how diverse the company is and how damaging its carbon footprint. Companies that are seen to break from this ESG code, or endure reputational damage due to poor conduct, are likely to suffer. Being a relatively new phenomenon, the stage is still being set and repercussions a balancing act. The consequences may be fleeting, but equally they could be fatal. As many firms jump through hoops to wave the ESG flag, others are gaining ESG rankings for questionable reasons.That’s why the scandal really shook the Boohoo share price and I think it’s incredible it didn’t do more damage. Many more investors are jumping on the ESG bandwagon with a greater number of ESG funds available. When funds eject companies because they don’t meet the criteria, this can become problematic.Putting things rightIn its January trading update, Boohoo confirmed it’s making excellent progress on building a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Leicester. It’s also identifying ethical suppliers and focussing on setting a new industry-wide standard for ethical supply chains. It seems to me that it’s attempting to put the scandal behind it and make good on its reputation. With so much at stake, that seems the sensible approach. I think Boohoo shares are expensive and it’s still facing external challenges. With the ongoing Covid-19 battle and uncertain outlook in Britain, I won’t be buying.  Over the past five years, the Boohoo (LSE:BOO) share price has risen an impressive 745%. There have been ups and downs along the way, but overall, long-term holders will have seen a decent return. 2020 was a particularly difficult year for the company. First the pandemic caused the March market crash. Then in July, as reported by The Independent, Boohoo was accused of modern slavery practices at two of its suppliers’ factories in Leicester. Both these incidents caused the Boohoo share price to plummet. It suffered a third dramatic fall in October after PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) resigned as its auditor on the back of the slavery scandal. Scandal-hit Boohoo has made a remarkable share price recovery. Would I invest? The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar For regular stock market investing ideas and help with choosing the best shares to buy now, sign up to The Motley Fool today. See all posts by Kirsteen Mackaylast_img read more

SCVO launches Villages Halls resource

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 16 September 2005 | News  12 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis SCVO launches Villages Halls resource About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations has created a web resource for anyone involved in managing a village hall or community building in Scotland, including funding information news.The Village Halls site offers news and an email newsletter with details of funding, legal information, training events and other information useful to those running village halls.last_img read more

Journalists targeted by armed attacks, abductions

first_img October 1, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalists targeted by armed attacks, abductions June 24, 2020 Find out more News Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul News Help by sharing this information LibyaMiddle East – North Africa to go further Follow the news on Libya Receive email alerts Organisation center_img News On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom LibyaMiddle East – North Africa February 23, 2021 Find out more Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest Reporters Without Borders is very disturbed by the complete absence of the rule of law and lack of security in Libya, and by the impact this is having on the work of journalists, and calls on the authorities to ensure that recent serious attacks and kidnappings of media personnel do not go unpunished.In one of the most recent cases, shots were repeatedly fired at Radio Zawiya, a radio station based in the northwestern city of Zawiya, at around 8 a.m. on 29 September, damaging the office of its manager, Amar Sultan, but causing no injuries.Taher al-Turki, the editor of Al-Rawasi, a newspaper based in the northwestern city of Zintan, was driving with his wife, daughter and brother from Swani to Zintan on 27 September when gunmen fired at his car, injuring him in the leg, and then kidnapped him. His brother, who sustained gunshot injuries, died after being taken to hospital. The family has received no news of Turki since the kidnapping.Ahmed Abdel Hakim Al-Mashaoui, a young freelance journalist who works for various local and international media, was arrested in the Tripoli district of Al-Hadba on 23 September by patrolling police, apparently because the military were looking for him. He was taken handcuffed and blindfolded to a detention centre and questioned, and then released the next morning. Hakim’s arbitrary arrest appears to have been prompted by a telephone interview he gave to the privately-owned satellite TV station Al-Assima the previous evening in which he criticized Prime Minister Ali Zeidan’s government, Libya’s Muslim Brotherhood and the influence of Libya’s armed militia, which he blamed for the lack of security. During the interview, Hakim also talked about the activist Azzedin Louehshi’s abduction by an armed gang a few days before while participating in a demonstration in Tripoli’s Martyrs Square. While detained, Hakim was put under a great deal of pressure to telephone various Libyan TV stations to retract what he had said, but he refused to do this. Since his release, he has been receiving intimidatory messages and death threats.Mohammed Al-Hashim, a freelance journalist who works for the Shuruq Libya newspaper and the Tadamoun news agency, was abducted at a military checkpoint near Martyrs Square at around 5:30 p.m. on 14 September. After being stopped at the checkpoint for an ID check and identifying himself as a journalist, he was taken to a secret prison and tortured for about 12 hours. Hashim’s interrogators whipped him, gave him electric shocks and burned him with cigarettes in an eventually successful effort to force him to confess that he worked for the Gaddafi regime, something he categorically denies. He was released four days later, on 18 September.Gunmen ransacked the premises of the Libya Al-Jadida newspaper on the morning of 23 August (a Friday, and therefore a holiday in Libya), stealing equipment including several computers. Its managing editor, Faisal Amar Elhemali, and its editor in chief, Mahmoud Al-Misrati, had received many threats to themselves and their families before the attack.Reporters Without Borders reminds the new Libya’s authorities that they are subject to national and international obligations to respect freedom of expression and information, and urges them to do whatever is necessary to ensure that journalists are able to work safely.In particular, they must do everything in their power to stop the abductions, threats and attacks on journalists as quickly as possible, and must bring those responsible for these acts to justice in order to end the impunity and cycle of violence affecting media personnel. RSF_en News December 17, 2019 Find out morelast_img read more

Azerbaijan: Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova released from prison

first_imgNews News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentImprisoned RSF_en June 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Azerbaijan June 4, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan The Reporters Without Borders team is delighted by the release on probation of Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison last September. AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentImprisoned “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News Organisation May 25, 2016 – Updated on May 26, 2016 Azerbaijan: Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova released from prison Ismayilova’s sentence was reduced on appeal to three-and-a-half years probation, a way of silencing those campaigning on her behalf without acknowledging her innocence. “It is a great relief to hear that Khadija is no longer behind bars and can go home to her family,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk. “RSF shares her joy and reiterates its support for her, since the organization is still aware that she has not been acquitted and that a probation sentence remains a conviction.KHADIJA is free!Send her a birthday card ! “She has spent eighteen months in prison on trumped-up charges. Justice will be served when those responsible for this judicial harassment themselves face judgement.” Charges against her of abuse of authority and embezzlement were withdrawn but she remains accused of tax evasion and illegal trading. Azerbaijan is ranked 163rd of 180 countries in the RSF World Press Freedom Index. News Receive email alerts April 9, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go furtherlast_img read more

Nicolás Maduro

first_imgPredator Nicolás Maduro Help by sharing this information VenezuelaAmericas See more Receive email alerts Follow the news on Venezuela Los Zetas Mexico Find out more VenezuelaAmericas to go furtherlast_img

Video: Something About Faith

first_img Community News This sermon was delivered by Rev. Zelda Kennedy, Senior Associate, Pastoral Care & Spiritual Growth of All Saints Church Pasadena on Sunday, August 11, 2013. A native of the Bahamas, The Reverend Zelda Kennedy currently resides in Pasadena, California, and works as a Senior Associate for Pastoral Care and Spiritual Growth at All Saints Church in Pasadena. Zelda relocated to Pasadena from Charlotte, North Carolina, where she served as an Assistant Priest at Saint Patrick’s Church in Mooresville, North Carolina. She worked as a chaplain at Griffin Hospital in Derby Connecticut, as well as an intern at Saint Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Pittsboro, North Carolina and at Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church in New Haven – New Haven’s oldest Black Episcopal congregation.Zelda is a graduate of Yale Divinity School and Berkeley Seminary, where she received a Masters of Divinity degree. During her time at Yale, Zelda served as Chapel Minister for Ecumenical Services for the Divinity School, Head House Resident at Berkeley, Coordinator of the Parks-King Lecture – in honor of Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Coordinator of Seminarians Interacting, Chair of Organization of Black Episcopal Seminarians and Research Assistant in the office Black Theology. She attended Fisk University for two years and received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.Prior to accepting her call to the ministry, Zelda worked for the City of Durham’s Human Resources Department as the Organizational Manager, where she was responsible for recruitment and selection, employee relations, employee services and organizational development. Her last assignment was as a Special Assistant to the City Manager Department.Zelda is a widow with one daughter.All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 796-1172 or visit Subscribe Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Sermons and Lessons Video: Something About Faith Delivered by REV. ZELDA KENNEDY, ALL SAINTS CHURCH Published on Monday, August 12, 2013 | 12:24 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  More Cool Stuff HerbeautyPretty Or Not: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities People Don’t Love AnymoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Business Newscenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Government cannot wash its hands of the repossession crisis – Doherty

first_img GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Pinterest WhatsApp By admin – May 5, 2015 Homepage BannerNews Google+ Google+ Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week The Finance Minister says he has no objection to reducing the bankruptcy period – but not as part of planned solutions to mortgage arrears.The coalition’s to make changes to the insolvency arrangements in the coming weeks with new legislation from the Department of Justice.Labour backbencher Willie Penrose has proposed reducing the bankruptcy period from three years to one.Michael Noonan says he has no objection and believes it should be looked at in the coming months.Meanwhile, Donegal South West Deputy Pearse Doherty says the huge increase in repossessions taking place is “a disaster created by government” and that the buck stops with government TDs who have accepted the policies that created the crisis.The Sinn Fein Finance Spokesman said the shocking figures of family homes now being repossessed is down to government policy. They have created the environment where the hundreds of repossession can take place and no amount of hand wringing can change that fact……Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Facebook Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH center_img Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleDoctors appeal against assault conviction adjournedNext articleThere will be a new Indiana Jones movie! admin Government cannot wash its hands of the repossession crisis – Doherty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme last_img read more