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September 4, 2021

Global stocks continue downwards trend as poor Chinese data adds to trade fears

first_img The UK benchmark FTSE 100 had fallen 0.4 per cent to 7,234.96 shortly after midday UK time after falling 1.8 per cent yesterday. The pan-European Stoxx 600 fell 0.3 per cent following yesterday’s 1.4 per cent fall.Markets have reacted badly to US President Donald Trump’s weekend announcement that the US would be cranking up tariffs to 25 per cent on $200bn of goods from its economic rival from their current rate of 10 per cent.Investors’ fears were compounded this morning after China announced a fall in exports of 2.7 per cent in April year-on-year – economists had been expecting a rise.The French benchmark CAC 40 was down 0.1 per cent today, while the Spanish Ibex 35 had fallen 0.6 per cent.Germany’s Dax index had risen 0.1 per cent following better-than-expected industrial production figures for March. whatsapp whatsapp Read more: Chinese exports unexpectedly fall as pressure builds to reach trade dealDavid Madden of CMC Markets said: “We are expecting the Dow Jones to open 10 points lower at 25,955 and we are calling the S&P 500 flat at 2,884.” Overnight, Asian indexes continued to fall, too. The Shanghai composite index fell 1.12 per cent, while Hong Kong’s Hang Sang index dropped 1.23 per cent.Investor fears also sent Japan’s Nikkei index 1.46 per cent lower.Meanwhile, the yield on US government bonds fell, indicating a rise in prices, as investors sold stocks and bought safer assets.Connor Campbell of Spreadex said European stocks were “not quite as terrified of the return of belligerent trade war rhetoric as they were on Monday and Tuesday, but no less uneasy about the geopolitical landscape”.“The FTSE would have potentially been in worse shape this Wednesday if sterling weren’t struggling with its own political migraine,” he said. Wednesday 8 May 2019 12:32 pm Global stocks continue downwards trend as poor Chinese data adds to trade fears More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img Share Tags: Company Donald Trump FTSE 100 People Harry Robertson by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm Oraclebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldPost FunA Coast Guard Spotted Movement On A Remote Island, Then Looked CloserPost FunDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStory Global stock markets have continued to slide today as investors digested the impending increase of US tariffs on goods from China and weaker-than-expected Chinese exports.Read more: Global markets in tailspin after Trump threatens huge China tariff rise last_img read more

August 18, 2021

The One-Woman Comedy Show that Skewers “Downton Abbey”

first_imgUncategorizedThe One-Woman Comedy Show that Skewers “Downton Abbey”In her spoof “Murder Abbey,” Kate Hess dismantles all those BBC costume dramas and takes on the British invasionBy Theis Duelund – January 31, 2014499ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItIf you’re a fan of Downton Abbey or any other of the many (many!) period dramas that seem to be Britain’s main cultural export these days, Murder Abbey is the antidote. Set in the Roaring Twenties on an English estate, it’s comedian Kate Hess’s one-woman spoof show. The stage is sparsely decorated, with only a table and an old-timey phone, but the high-speed lampooning of British period dramas has a murder plot straight out of an Agatha Christie novel. Murder Abbey, directed by Andrew Secunda, finishes its run at Upright Citizens Brigade this Friday (January 31). Playing every role, Hess takes the audience on a satirical tour of Masterpiece Theatre stereotypes: There’s the nosy kitchen maid whose cockney accent makes her terrified of losing a job that requires “total celibacy” and pays “twelve pound a year” and the wealthy femme fatale so enamored of her genetic superiority that she valiantly ignores seizures that leave her writhing on the floor (she has been diagnosed with epilepsy but prefers to think of her condition as a form of sneezing). Hess’s take on the independently wealthy American dowager (think Kathy Bates in Titanic) with a brash attitude (“I like to tell strangers intimate details about myself on first meeting, because that’s what we Americans do”) is an excellent parody of the archetypal American character that populates European culture. Naturally, she wears a wacky headpiece and stashes a pair of guns in her fur coat.What makes it all work is the precision skewering of genre conventions evident in each dropped H. Murder Abbey is not only a parody of Downton Abbey; it also functions as an intelligent deconstruction of narrative stereotypes in media. First and foremost, however, it’s funny. And in true Agatha Christie fashion, there’s a surprise ending.What: Murder Abbey starring Kate HessWhere: The Fountain TheatreWhen: January 31 TAGSComedyKate HessL.A. CultureMurder AbbeyThe Fountain TheatreTheaterPrevious articleHow to Dissuade Someone from Moving to L.A. Without Them Realizing ItNext articleA Close Look at Roadhouse L.A.’s Cocktail ProgramTheis Duelund RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORMeg Stalter’s Awkward Characters Were the Breakout Stars of a Weird YearA New Book Takes a Long Overdue Look at the History of Native Americans in ComedyUCB to Sell Sunset Boulevard Theater Complexlast_img read more

July 13, 2021

Tesco’s Dunnhumby: Is Sir Martin Sorrell’s WPP about to take a stake in the supermarket’s data business?

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tesco could be about to sell off a majority stake in its data arm that was responsible for creating the Tesco Clubcard loyalty scheme.The world’s largest advertising firm, Sir Martin Sorrell’s WPP, has made an offer for Tesco’s Dunnhumby, Bloomberg reports. Tesco brought in Goldman Sachs in January to explore options for Dunnhumby as part of the widespread cost cutting and downsizing of Tesco under chief executive Dave Lewis.Options for Dunnhumby, which the supermarket originally invested in back in 2001 before taking full control of the data business in 2004, include a full or partial sale, or a market float.Lewis said at the time: “The potential sale of Dunnhumby will have no impact on Clubcard. We don’t need to own it to have commercial arrangements in place. It is a great business, but it needs further investment. We are looking at all the different options. What I would say is there has been an awful lot of interest in that business and some people will want to work with Tesco and others might not want Tesco to be involved at all. “WPP has previously been linked to a bid for the business, estimated to be worth up to £2bn, along with a number of private equity firms.The beleaguered supermarket has already broken up its digital entertainment arm Blinkbox, selling off the music and movie streaming parts to Guvera and TalkTalk respectively, and closing the ebook side of the business.Here’s what WPP had to say about its acquisition strategy for 2015 in its latest results, specifically data.Transactions will be focused on our strategy of new markets, new media and data investment management, including the application of new technology and big data. Net acquisition spend is currently targeted at around £300m to £400m per annum, excluding slightly more significant “one-offs”, like IBOPE in Latin America and Comscore. We will continue to seize opportunities in line with our strategy to increase the group’s exposure to: faster growing geographic markets and sectors; new media and data investment management, including the application of technology and big data.The advertising firm has already invested in what it called a “trifecta” of data technology firms in recent months – Appnexus, Comscore and Rentrak. The revenue from its data business stood at £2.4bn last year, accounting for around a fifth of its overall business.If the deal were to happen, it would be one of WPP’s largest ever. Tags: Company Martin Sorrell People Tesco WPP Lynsey Barber center_img Tesco’s Dunnhumby: Is Sir Martin Sorrell’s WPP about to take a stake in the supermarket’s data business? whatsapp Sunday 15 March 2015 12:12 pmlast_img read more

July 13, 2021

Heineken toasts £162m Lasko bid

first_img Heineken toasts £162m Lasko bid HEINEKEN is set to acquire a majority stake in Slovenian brewer Pivovarna Lasko for €224m (£162m), it was announced yesterday.Under the terms of the agreement Heineken, the world’s third largest brewer, will buy a 51 per cent stake in Pivovarna for €25.6 per share. Pivovarna was forced to put itself up for sale last year after struggling with a rising debt pile. It was reported that the Dutch giant beat off competition from investment giants CVC and KKR.Heineken views the purchase as a way of gaining access to Adriatic markets, as well as securing Slovenia itself which is positioned between several of its mature markets such as Italy, Austria and Croatia. Jean-Francois van Boxmeer, chairman and chief executive of Heineken, said: “This acquisition strengthens our position within the region and will bring two complementary strong local brands into our existing portfolio. We are very much looking forward to welcoming Pivovarna Lasko as a successful member of our group.”Completion of the takeover will still be subject to regulatory approval and will be followed by a mandatory takeover offer to shareholders. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Share More From Our Partners LA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInstitutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.com Tags: NULL Express KCS Monday 13 April 2015 8:58 pmlast_img read more

June 20, 2021

Emo GAA team up with local businesses to look the part for new season

first_img Facebook Previous articleNominations sought for Laois ‘Carer of the Year’Next articleLocal company wins tender to drive Laois tourism strategy LaoisToday Reporter Twitter By LaoisToday Reporter – 27th April 2018 Emo GAA team up with local businesses to look the part for new season Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Community Facebook WhatsApp Emo won the Laois intermediate football title last year and have started this season in impressive form. They are currently second in Division 1B following their win over Mountmellick on Thursday.The club boast very impressive facilities at their grounds in the village – and have further plans to develop further, including a stand and new dressing rooms. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Council Twitter SEE ALSO – Sod turned as Slieve Bloom Mountain Bike trail gathers pace Community Home Sport GAA Emo GAA team up with local businesses to look the part for… SportGAAGaelic Football TAGSAlpha WirelessEmoEmo GAAFinline Furniture All sports clubs rely on the support of sponsors – and in most cases those sponsors are local businesses that put their hand in their pocket to back the team in their community.Emo GAA are no different and this week they were presented with a new set of jerseys thanks to two businesses that have strong connections with the club.Alpha Wireless, owned by Fergal Lawlor, might operate their business in O’Dempsey’s territory but Fergal’s family have a long and storied association with the Emo club and Fergal was in the Emo club grounds on Tuesday night of this week to hand over the new gear.Finline Furniture have long been big supporters of Emo too. Set up by Kieran Finane snr in the 1970s, his son Ciaran – who has played senior with Emo along with his brother Killian – was in attendance.The sponsors were joined by Emo players and club officers, chairman Michael Lawlor and secretary Anne Lawlor. Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official openinglast_img read more

June 19, 2021

Analysis Shows Punggye-ri Site Alive and Kicking

first_img SHARE News [imText1]North Korea’s nuclear testing facility at Punggye-ri in North Hamkyung Province was active just days after the third nuclear test on February 12th, analysis published by U.S.-based website ’38 North’ has revealed.However, the analysis is insufficient to conclude what is likely to happen next at the site.The website revealed on the 20th, “While there was no visible vehicular or human movement in the area one day after the blast, perhaps to ensure that the levels of radioactivity at the site were safe, the area was active by February 15th.”The images analyzed for the latest report were taken one, and again three, days after the test, on February 13th and 15th.The website analysis goes on, “At the Northern Building Complex (West Portal) there is no evidence of activity a day after the test but by February 15th, the access road and surrounding area appear to have been cleared, although some of the change may also be due to melting snow. The possible camouflage netting covering activity near the alleged tunnel entrance for the 2009 test is visible.”It also notes signs of extensive movement in the administrative area of the test site, and at the entrance to the so-called “South Tunnel.” However, the piece notes that the available data set has not allowed experts to pinpoint the tunnel used for the third test, a problem that is likely to hinder immediate analysis of the likelihood of a fourth.It explains, “It remains unclear whether renewed activity at the site is normal for the days after a nuclear detonation or if it is an indication of Pyongyang’s intention to conduct another test in the near future. It is also unclear whether Pyongyang will be in a position to conduct another nuclear test in the near future. If a second tunnel at the Northern area/west portal was used to conduct the third nuclear detonation, and this is not yet proven, then the Southern tunnel would be readily available for a fourth test.” By Mok Yong Jae – 2013.02.21 7:00pm News Analysis Shows Punggye-ri Site Alive and Kicking AvatarMok Yong Jae North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with Chinacenter_img Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News last_img read more

June 18, 2021

NSSC introduces investor alert database

first_img Retail trading surge on regulators’ radar, Vingoe says NASAA approves model act for establishing restitution funds “Issuing investor alerts is a quick and effective way to protect investors by letting Nova Scotians know of schemes targeted at them by fraudsters and scam artists,” says Heidi Schedler, senior enforcement counsel at the NSSC, in a statement.“This new database adds another tool for investors to use when making informed investment decisions. Taking the time to make informed decisions is key to your investing success,” she adds.The regulator also highlights recent warnings from the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) about the risks posed by phenomena, such as cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings (ICOs), and investing in the emerging marijuana industry.“Whenever a new investment gains media exposure you can be sure fraudsters and scam artists are not far behind,” says Schedler. “We have seen this with cryptocurrencies, ICOs, Bitcoin as well as binary options, gold options and forex. Investors should exercise extreme caution with these ‘fad’ type of offers, especially when the parties offering the investments are outside of Canada or are requesting money by wire transfers or by credit cards. Once your funds are transferred, it is near impossible to get your money back.” Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Investor protectionCompanies Nova Scotia Securities Commission Related newscenter_img The Nova Scotia Securities Commission (NSSC) on Wednesday launched a new alert database to help warn investors about possible investment schemes.The new database lists the companies, individuals, and websites for which the NSSC has issued investor alerts since 2014. Thin line flat design of accounting financial data, web database with business graph, tax planning and company budget information files. Modern vector illustration concept, isolated on white background. bloomua/123RF OSC finalizes DSC ban Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

June 18, 2021

Former finance minister Bill Morneau takes fellowship at Yale

first_imgSchool exam student's taking educational admission test in class, thinking hard, writing answer in university classroom, education and world literacy day concept (School exam student's taking educational admission test in class, thinking hard, writing iStock Former finance minister Bill Morneau is heading back to the classroom next year.He has been appointed a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, where he will join other fellows such as former U.S. secretary of state John Kerry. Related news Share this article and your comments with peers on social media TD getting new head of private wealth, financial planning Keywords Appointments CETFA elects new board leader Canadian Press The Ivy League university says Morneau will teach a graduate course on global economic policy-making in the spring semester.Morneau is also running to be secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.He became Canada’s candidate for the OECD job after resigning suddenly as finance minister and as a Liberal MP in August.At the time, Morneau said he had considered leaving the cabinet role for some time and he never intended to run for a third term.Morneau said the country needed a finance minister who wanted to be in the job over the years it could take for Canada’s economy to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. PenderFund names new SVP for investments Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

June 17, 2021

Government to Open JTI Offices Globally

first_imgGovernment to Open JTI Offices Globally UncategorizedJanuary 23, 2008 RelatedGovernment to Open JTI Offices Globally Advertisements RelatedGovernment to Open JTI Offices Globallycenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Government is moving to open offices for its investment promotion agency, Jamaica Trade and Invest (JTI), in strategic locations around the world, while re-opening others which have been out of operation.While not indicating when this undertaking will commence, Industry, Commerce and Investment Minister, Karl Samuda said this was necessary if significant investments are to be attracted to the country.Speaking at the Private Sector Organization of Jamaica’s (PSOJ) job creation awards, at the Terra Nova Hotel in Kingston on Tuesday (January 22), Mr. Samuda said Jamaica’s ability to create jobs, and a vibrant economy is contingent on JTI’s success.“What we (government) have recognized is that, if you are going after good business..you can’t stay in Kingston, in a board room, and try to attract investments to Jamaica,” Mr. Samuda argued.“We will be opening the office in Brussels (Belgium); we already have an office in London established and operating, and we will be opening an office in New York and Trinidad and Tobago,” he added.Mr. Samuda pointed out that over the past few weeks, he held discussions with Canadian-based Jamaican businessman, Ray Chang, who has consented to be Jamaica’s Trade Consul in Canada and would operate out of Toronto.On the matter of business development, the Minister said there are plans to relocate the operations of the Jamaica Business Development Centre (JBDC) from its current location on Camp Road to facilities at the Garmex Freezone.He explained that in the Ministry’s pursuit to facilitate the growth of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises, it was recognized that the existing facilities of the JBDC, one of the key stakeholders, “were not doing justice to the small (and) micro business sector.”“It was too limited in scope, it was too congested, and it did not represent in the professional way that I think was important for that sector to be represented,” Mr. Samuda said.To this end, he said Ministry representatives examined the Garmex Freezone facilities where some 20,000 sq. ft. of space had initially been refurbished to facilitate activities in information technology (IT), but which were not utilized.“I recognized that this would be a great opportunity to transfer the operations of JBDC down there, and I am happy to tell you that they have struck a deal with (the) Factories Corporation, which owns it. They (JBDC) have been able to get a good arrangement, and they will be moving in there almost immediately to display the kind of approach that we want to adopt with respect to (the) development of the small business sector of the country,” Mr. Samuda said.The Minister also revealed plans to establish what he described as “one-stop facilities” islandwide, which would enable small entrepreneurs to secure information on starting, funding, and managing a business, as well as recommendations on the types of businesses that would be “appropriate for their particular situation.”“That facility is going to relieve them of the onerous task of having to travel for miles to Kingston to get information about starting a business somewhere in deep rural Jamaica,” Mr. Samuda said, adding that the Ministry is far advanced in establishing one such entity in Montego Bay. RelatedGovernment to Open JTI Offices Globallylast_img read more

June 16, 2021

General Manager Shared Services appointed

first_imgGeneral Manager Shared Services appointed The City of Mount Gambier has appointed a new General Manager Shared Services to the senior executive team. Commencing in the role this week, Darren Barber joins Council following his most recent role as Manager Organisational Development at Southern Grampians Shire.City of Mount Gambier Acting CEO Barbara Cernovskis welcomed Darren to the team.“Following an extensive search, we are very pleased to have Darren onboard,” Ms Cernovskis said.“Darren brings with him a depth of experience in a variety of roles in Local Government at Southern Grampians Shire and Warrnambool City Council.”“He also has consultancy experience with both local government and private enterprise.”Darren has relocated to Mount Gambier from Hamilton with his wife Katherine and is looking forward to enjoying more time in the city having visited regularly as a consultant.“I am passionate about the region and believe Mount Gambier has a lot to offer in the way of regional leadership in the Limestone Coast and Western Victoria,” Mr Barber said.“It’s an exciting period of change and I believe I can add value to the organisation through my background by assisting in developing the foundations for future growth and prosperity.”The Shared Services portfolio encompasses various functions including customer service, finance, rates, IT and strategic management including procurement and asset management. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:asset management, council, future, Government, Hamilton, Katherine, leadership, Limestone, limestone coast, local council, Local Government, Mount Gambier, South Australia, southern, Southern Grampians, Victoria, Warrnambool, Warrnambool City Councillast_img read more