KCS-content Premier offloads Quorn in £205m deal to tackle debt whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStorySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com PREMIER Foods has sold its vegetarian Quorn and Cauldron brands to a private equity consortium in a £205m deal.Exponent Private Equity and Intermediate Capital Group bought the meat-free division, after six companies considered making offers.The future of the brands has been the subject of months of speculation with the short list of parties interest in the business narrowed down to two in the last few months.Premier, which produces Hovis bread and Mr Kipling cakes, has been looking to offload some brands to pay down its £1.4bn debt pile.The debt was amassed after Premier bought Hovis-owner RHM and Campbell’s Soup in the UK and Ireland.Quorn was purchased for £172m from Marlow Foods in 2005. The first Quorn product was launched in 1985 and the brand has since become a popular meat substitute for vegetarians. Cauldron offers a range of tofu products and vegetarian sausages.Premier said in the year ending 31 December, the meat-free division made revenues of £128.8m and a trading profit of £16.2m. Premier chief executive Robert Schofield said: “We are pleased to have concluded this sale agreement. It makes a significant contribution to reducing our debt. “It will also enable the business to focus further on building our current portfolio of great British brands.”The brands are produced at three sites in the UK with 595 staff. More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.com Show Comments ▼ Monday 24 January 2011 7:42 pm Share Tags: NULL
The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has agreed a data-sharing partnership with the World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association (WPBSA). 20th May 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Topics: Sports betting MGA and World Snooker sign data-sharing partnership AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has agreed a data-sharing partnership with the World Professional Billiards & Snooker Association (WPBSA).The WPBSA, the leading governing body in both snooker and English billiards, organises the main events on the snooker calendar. Its World Snooker arm organises tournament such as the World Open, UK Championship, Welsh Open, China Open and the World Snooker Championship.In addition, it organises billiards competitions including the World Billiards Championship, the European Open and the Asian Grand Prix.WPBSA vice chairman Nigel Mawer said the deal was important for the integrity of global snooker and billiards events.“This is an important step forward in the battle against match-fixing and betting issues in snooker,” he said. “I am really pleased to have the support of the MGA, and the MGA’s Sports Integrity team in combating corruption in sport.”MGA sports integrity manager Antonio Zerafa said the current novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has made this deal particularly important, as individual sports that can more easily be played with physical distancing become more popular.“In these unprecedented times there has been a shift in focus from team sports to more individual sports,” he said. Hence, this period proved to be a perfect example of how stakeholders of sports and sports betting integrity need to widen their horizons in terms of collaboration.“Our recent data-sharing agreement with the WPBSA places us in a position to be able to also assist individual sports in their fight against corruption.” Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta
Scientific Games has launched its sports betting product in Michigan through a partnership with the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP)’s Firekeepers Casino, the first tribal casino in Michigan to offer sports betting.The supplier added that it is also working with the casino to launch online sports betting and igaming as well, as agreed in a deal signed in January.““Retail sports is live via our OpenSports solution and the state of Michigan is preparing for a digital go-live for sports and iGaming – both of which are now key parts of our agreement with FireKeepers – as early as Q4 2020,” Jordan Levin, chief executive of Scientific Games Digital, said.“They have a wonderful team and we’re looking forward to building out their full product suite with the launch of OpenGaming once regulations permit.”Read more on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Tech & innovation Tribal gaming Email Address Scientific Games has launched its sports betting product in Michigan through a partnership with the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi (NHBP)’s Firekeepers Casino, the first tribal casino in Michigan to offer sports betting. 20th August 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: US Michigan Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games SG launches sports betting in MI with Firekeepers Casino
Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Carbacid Investments Plc (CARB.ke) 2003 annual report.Company ProfileCarbacid (CO²) Investments Plc is a leading producer of natural food grade carbon dioxide in East Africa. The company extracts carbon dioxide gas from natural underground reservoirs which are purified on site to produce natural, certified food grade (99.99% purity) for use in carbonate water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. The CO² is Halaal certified. Compressed carbon dioxide sold by Carbacid Investments Limited is used by the industry sector for MIG welding and applications for fire extinguishers. Formerly a sub-division of BEA Sawmills Limited, the company was founded in 1975 through various mergers and acquisitions and renamed Carbacid Investments Limited. It supplies major drinks bottlers and breweries in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Southern Sudan, Somaliland, Malawi, Zambia, Rwanda and Burundi. Carbacid Investments Plc is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Image source: Getty Images. Andy Ross | Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 | More on: LLOY I’ve been buying shares in Lloyds (LSE: LLOY) since the market started falling in February. Following the spread of coronavirus, the share price has been hard hit by the expected economic downturn. And now you can add the suspension of dividends. The bank, and the wider banking sector, is certainly facing tough near-term challenges. The bad news firstLike all its peers, Lloyds has been strong-armed into cutting dividends. This has hit income investors hard, since the bank was offering a dividend yield of above 6% in January. Now of course, there’s uncertainty about when a dividend will be reintroduced.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…The effect of the coronavirus on the economy will also have a wider impact on Lloyds. Businesses failing and people losing their jobs will hit its bottom line. This will undoubtedly push up bad debts, which will further hit the bank’s finances.Then there’s the effect the interest rate cuts will have. In March, it was sliced to just 0.1%, directly hitting profits, further compounding the low-interest environment experienced for over a decade.There’s also the double-edged sword of Lloyds’ reliance on the UK. If the domestic economy slumps for a prolonged period, Lloyds share price is likely to be hit harder than some other banks.The reasons this FTSE 100 share can bounce backBut I think there are reasons to be optimistic. The shares are now incredibly cheap, trading on a P/E less than five. The shares have fallen by over 55% so far this year. This looks overcooked for me, given how well run the bank is and how profitable it has been.It’s also a well-managed operation with a CEO that has served since March 2011. António Horta-Osório is highly-regarded and has stayed with the bank despite rumours of interest from many other leading banks. He’s also successfully returned the bank to private ownership following the last financial crash. Meanwhile PPI, the mis-selling scandal that has plagued the big banks and their profits for years, has finally drawn to a close. Like its peers, Lloyds had to set aside billions of pounds each year to refund customers. That’s billions that can now be used to strengthen the balance sheet through these tricky times.Despite the backdrop of low interest rates and penalties for past bad behaviour, Lloyds has been hugely profitable in recent years. In the last full year, underlying profits were £7.5bn. It’s also maintained a tight grip on costs while digitisation could continue to help Lloyds strip out costs within the business.So Lloyds is one FTSE 100 share I feel confident in. Particularly in its ability to bounce back strongly once investor confidence returns. In my opinion, the shares are simply too cheap to ignore, given how well the bank has performed in the past. Andy Ross owns shares in Lloyds Banking Group. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking 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 now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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4 dividend-paying cheap UK shares (including an 8%-yielder) I’d buy for my ISA to retire rich Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended B&M European Value. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Royston Wild I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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. I’ve no plans to stop investing for my Stocks and Shares ISA. I buy UK shares with a view to holding them for a minimum of 10 years. Over this sort of time horizon investors like me can expect to make an return of at least 8% on average a year. Economic downturns are no barrier to making big returns from stock markets. So why should I stop investing?2 tasty UK sharesHere are a couple of top-quality UK shares I’m thinking about buying for my ISA today: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…Gambling colossus Gamesys Group offers plenty for long-term investors to get stuck into. Online gaming is going from strength to strength, and its beloved brands like Virgin Games and Monopoly Casino will allow this UK share to make the most of this opportunity. Today, Gamesys trades on a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 8 times for 2021, making it too cheap by half, in my opinion. It boasts a tasty 3.2% dividend yield too.Discount retailer B&M European Value Retail is a brilliant UK share to own as consumer spending power comes under severe pressure. News that like-for-like sales rocketed 23% in the six months to September is perfect evidence of this. Ongoing store expansion should pave the way for sustained growth well into the 2020s too. Today, B&M trades on a bargain-basement price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.2 for the fiscal year ending March 2021. It carries a handy 2.3% dividend yield as well.Top stocks from the FTSE 100The uncertain economic environment means that buying UK shares with defensive operations is also a good idea. Dividends have plummeted to levels not seen since the 2008 banking crisis in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak. But there are still plenty of stocks out there that have supreme profits visibility which allows them to keep paying bulky dividends, despite the macroeconomic downturn.The BAE Systems share price has just crashed to its cheapest for around five years. It’s a move which I believe represents a brilliant dip-buying opportunity. Make no mistake. The volatile geopolitical landscape means arms spending will continue to rise for the foreseeable future. And BAE Systems’ role as a major supplier to Western militaries puts it in the box seat to exploit this fact. Recent price weakness leaves this UK share trading on a P/E ratio of just 10 times for 2021. It boasts a mighty 5.5% dividend yield for next year too, making it a terrific pick for value chasers.Polymetal International is another FTSE 100 stock which hasn’t much to fear during the economic downturn. Indeed, gold producing shares thrive in tough times like these as investor jitters drive demand for the yellow metal. Gold struck fresh record highs above £2,050 per ounce in 2020, lifting Polymetal’s share price through the roof. Yet this UK share still looks attractively priced at current levels (it carries a P/E ratio of 8 times for 2021 and a gigantic 8.2% dividend yield). I think it’s another top stock that can be considered too cheap to miss. Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild | Friday, 30th October, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”
TAGS: Leinster LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Declan Kidney is delighted to have retained another international player, and said: “The IRFU’s policy of keeping as many players in Ireland as possible is an important part to helping Irish Rugby challenge for success in competitions at all levels. The news that Mike has made the decision to carry on his career in Leinster is good news for everybody concerned as he has continued to progress well and is a valued member of the international squad.”Leinster coach Joe Schmidt added: “Mike has been a consistent performer for Leinster this season and we are delighted that he has committed his future to the province. A popular member of our squad and a formidable scrummager, Mike has really come into his own at provincial level and more recently at national level and we are confident that his best years are still ahead of him.” Leinster’s Mike Ross is the latest international to commit his future to playing in Ireland. The prop has penned a deal to keep him firmly rooted until the end of the 2012-13 season.31-year-old Ross, who returned to Ireland from Harlequins in 2009, has won 7 Ireland caps, and featured in every game of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign.He said: “It’s been an enjoyable couple of months for me and I am delighted to be able to have my new contract agreed and to remain playing for Leinster. Since coming back to Ireland, Leinster really has become my home and hopefully I can continue to maintain my performance levels to help keep the team successful and also keep me in the frame for selection for the Ireland team.”
WHAT YOU COULD DOUnderstand defence and attack coaches and work with conditioners. You need players to have the right movement principles and remain dynamic for the breakdown. Everyone can be quicker – but you must coach the technique first.Collision coach: Richie Gray (second left) worked with South Africa at RWC 2015. Photo: Getty ImagesHave detailed plans for each of your players.You must do it every day. Some do a lot in pre-season then lose it later. Keep at it.Try this drill: set up a triangle of cones – white, red and blue – a few paces apart. Put a tackle bag in the middle, a ball beside it and a player holding a shield. After a down-and-up, a second player runs to a cone – call out a colour – and gets over the ball to rip it while the shield-holder puts pressure on them. This article first appeared in the January 2017 issue of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers, click here. Hands on: David Pocock competes for the ball at a ruck. Photo: Getty Images Richie Gray, Scotland’s defensive contact consultant, explains how to get your rucks right LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Australia flanker David Pocock is known as one of rugby’s best jacklers but Scotland coach Richie Gray, owner of Global Sports Innovation, says every player has a role to fill at the breakdown. Here the collision coach explains how to make sure you get things right at the contact area…1. MAKE IT IMPORTANT“The breakdown is not an add-on for your defence or attack coach. If you do it properly it can be that 1% that makes the difference – you do it 160 times a game. Treat it like another set-piece and set certain targets for each player.”In position: Glasgow players set up at a ruck. Photo: Inpho2. FORENSIC DETAIL“Break it down into key stages. You need to look at different aspects of both attack and defence: what you do when you fall, looking at your ball presentation, how you fight on the ground, hand placement, how you recoil, how you get up off the deck.”3. TRAIN SMART“Breakdown training can be a nightmare for your medics. I’m a big fan of using training aids – although nothing can replace live practice. So instead of doing 20 minutes live, try ten minutes with equipment and ten minutes live.”Go low: Billy Vunipola goes through his drills in England training. Photo: Getty Images4. KNOW THE ENEMY “You want to know how opponents attack and defend – how someone carries, steps or gets forward. Teams target weaker individuals and you never want to be the weak link. I tend to watch every player and see if I can spot any weaknesses.”5. IDENTIFY ROLES“Every player must be multifaceted, you must have all the skills. But be sensible. At 6ft 9in, Richie Gray won’t attack the breakdown the same way as John Hardie. Find the right technique for the right player. Not everyone can be the jackler.”Move in: Munster players adopt different roles at the contact area. Photo: Inpho6. COACH SIMPLICITY“The breakdown is so dynamic that if players have ten things in their head it’s a problem. Terminology is key. Train under fatigue but with two or three things in mind. Give detail on specifics – Francois Louw, say, is told things a front-row won’t need.”
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It’s a “witch hunt” against transgender women incarcerated in male institutions. I was denied going to a female facility and told it was “because of what I did at the State Correctional Institution at Chester, located in Chester, Pennsylvania.” At SCI Chester, I spoke up on protecting women and the lack of security at that institution under Superintendent Ms. Lamas. If you do not know Ms. Lamas, she is responsible for the rape of a woman employee at the SCI Rockview by a sexual predator inmate. By NO means was Lamas ever prosecuted or lost her job. As a superintendent (warden) at Rockview, she was told by the woman employee that the male inmate was stalking her. The woman employee ended up being captured in her office, knocked out, then raped. Superintendent Lamas stated to the media: “She knew what she was getting into working in an all-male prison institution.” Instead of being fired, losing her pension or facing criminal charges, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections gave Lamas the superintendent job at SCI Chester. At SCI Chester, 90% of employees are women. They wear fancy wigs, dress in tight clothing and walk as a woman should. As a trans woman at SCI Chester. I questioned why a psychologist called me into her office, tucked way in the back of the program service building, when no one was in that building but her and I. So I wrote and reminded the PA DOC about the Rockview incident. In retaliation, the PA DOC had me locked up and transferred immediately [to SCI Forest] — only because I questioned a security violation by SCI Chester’s security and placed Lamas as an unprofessional who has no concern for the safety of women under her custody, care and control. When I brought this into the light, I was being who I am [as] “a woman.” I did not feel safe there under Ms. Lamas’ custody, care and control. When [Corrections Classification Program Manager] C.C.P.M. Mr. Gustafson here at SCI Forest told me, “You were denied to go to a female institution because of what you did at SCI Chester. The PA DOC denied it for those reasons.” I looked at him and said, okay, that’s fine. I know as a woman what I did was right. Women at SCI Chester came to my cell thanking me for bringing that up even though they couldn’t. They feared losing their jobs if they brought it up. Ms. Lamas told me, “They know when they come to work what they’re getting into. They don’t need your opinion.” I told her no! It makes your jobs much harder to deny if it does happen here. I was transferred to a maximum security all-male institution SCI Forest. I live on a special needs unit (SNU). As a transgender woman, I am still in a male institution, where men can intimidate me, hit me if I say no to them that I won’t date them and be mentally, physically and sexually abused. Transgender people incarcerated face unique extraordinary vulnerabilities in prison: risks of physical, sexual assaults and harm. According to the National center for Transgender Equality — which conducted a survey of nearly 30,000 transgender people in the United States — transgender inmates in the general prison population are ten times as likely to be abused by other inmates and five times likely to be abused by staff.When I speak up or complain about a legitimate situation, this is what happens to me. So am I right, or am I wrong? What is next? SCI Forest has no problem placing transgender on population blocks. I am on a SNU block, but for how long before the unit team gets tired of me? I already told them ahead of time, “If you place me on another block, I will be forced to take self lock-up protected custody.” I am not going to go through the abuse by inmates or staff in this institution. I feel safe being on the SNU at this time until I can be accepted to go to a female/women’s facility. I do hope that this brings light to your understanding of how transgender women are treated. I also hope that you may write the PA DOC and question why I was turned down due to what I did at SCI Chester. Respectfully Sincerely,Miley S. FletcherNote: To contact the PA DOC about this situation reference Eric Wolfgang / Miley S. Fletcher, BZ-2211 SCI Forest and email [email protected] FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this From Miley Selena FletcherAugust 24th, [email protected] ForestMarienville, Pa. 16239The following is an edited version of a letter received from an incarcerated trans woman at State Correctional Institution Forest in Pennsylvania:I am a transgender woman forced to live in an all-male institution around transphobic male inmates, guards and staff. It is a sad environment. It does not discriminate when it comes to transgender women — white, Black, Spanish, Indian, Asian in a male institution. You are hounded by not only the male inmates, but also the guards and staff and abused physically and sexually.