Strong fourth quarter revives 888’s takeover hopes

first_img whatsapp Online gaming firm 888 has said it remains hopeful of being taken over by Ladbrokes after reporting better-than-expected fourth-quarter revenues.Chief executive Gigi Levy said negotiations were continuing, with no major obstacles in the way of a deal – contradicting a report in the Mail on Sunday, which claimed the talks were on the verge of collapse over disagreements on price.“It’s definitely not off the table,” Levy told Reuters. “There is still interest on both sides in doing a deal. Every big deal has complexities, (but) there’s nothing which is a big sticking point. There’s a variety of things (to negotiate) like in any deal. We’re trying to see whether we can tackle them or not.”A spokesman for Ladbrokes declined to comment on the progress of the talks.Shares in 888 were up almost seven per cent at lunchtime.Numis lifted its price target on the stock to 50p from 44p previously, saying the “end game is approaching for 888”.“We believe there is a good fit between the two businesses and that both sets of shareholders should be supportive of a deal,” Numis analyst Ivor Jones said.888, which offers gamblers the chance to play casino, poker and bingo games online and also provides software to companies including Harrah’s Entertainment, said operating income rose to $71m (£44m) in the fourth quarter of 2011, up 18 per cent on the quarter before.The performance was boosted by a turnaround in the performance of the group’s poker business following a relaunch in the middle of last year. whatsapp Tags: NULL Monday 7 February 2011 8:19 am Show Comments ▼center_img alison.lock Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Strong fourth quarter revives 888’s takeover hopes by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBe Sharelast_img read more

Promotion and Development Ltd ( 2008 Annual Report

first_imgPromotion and Development Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (  2008 annual report.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Rogers & Co Ltd ( 2013 Annual Report

first_imgRogers & Co Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about Rogers & Co Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Rogers & Co Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Rogers & Co Ltd (  2013 annual report.Company ProfileRogers & Co Limited is an international and investment services company  headquartered in Mauritius, that primarily focuses on operations in four markets which are, financial tech, hospitality, logistics and property where the company provides services such as fiduciary, outsourcing, and consulting services, such as tax advisory, captive insurance management, fund administration, and actuarial services, technology services, including integrated business solutions, cloud computing, unified communications and collaboration, and mobile and converged connectivity services and financial services. Rogers & Co Limited operates through the following segments, aviation, financial services, hospitality, logistics, property, real estate and agribusiness, technology, corporate office, and corporate treasury. Rogers & Co limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited ( Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgAtlantic Leaf Properties Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAtlantic Leaf Properties Limited is a real estate company incorporated in Mauritius. The company is the first pound dominated Global Business Licence company to be listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius. Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited invests in high quality, investment grade real estate assets and companies which deliver solid returns for investors through both income and quality growth. Atlantic Leaf Properties Limited is listed on the Mauritius Stock Exchange as well as the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.last_img read more

Classic tries scored as Toulon go five-from-five with win over Montpellier

first_imgSaturday Sep 15, 2012 Classic tries scored as Toulon go five-from-five with win over Montpellier Toulon beat Montpellier 32-25 on Friday night in what was a thrilling French Top 14 game, and yet another win for table toppers, who now have five wins from five outings. Here is a summary of the tries, as both teams scored some classics. Toulon had led 16-0 at the break after flanker Pierrick Gunther scored one of the most dramatic tries of the season, as a lengthy passage of play ended in winger David Smith putting the loose forward away down the wing.Freddie Michalak, who sparked the breakout which led to the Gunther try, kicked 11 points and the visitors looked in control of the game, but then South African hooker Rassie van Vuuren scored for Montpellier after a lovely offload by Mamuke Gorgodze.Van Vuuren scored again a few minutes later but Toulon crossed for another lovely try, thanks to a nice finish from countryman Joe van Niekerk.Michalak finished the match with 22 points in total, but not before opposite number Francois Trinh-Duc scored for Montpellier shortly before full time. A late penalty from Eric Escande earned the hosts a losing bonus point.All the tries were of a high standard but the Gunther effort in the first half is well worth seeing.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Great Tries Related Articles 26 WEEKS AGO Incredible athleticism for sensational try… 26 WEEKS AGO ARCHIVE: Suntory score amazing try to upset… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: All 12 tries from EPIC Bristol-Clermont… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

New edition of Just About Managing? published

first_img Tagged with: Management Howard Lake | 20 January 2006 | News  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement The fourth edition of Sandy Adirondack’s popular practical guide to managing voluntary sector organisations has just been published.The revised new edition contains chapters that featured in previous editions such as managing meetings, managing communication and reports, managing people and their work, managing the planning process, and managing time. It also contains new chapters on managing risk and managing partnerships. The chapter on management committees/boards has been divided into one on general governance and one on legal responsibilities.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis New edition of Just About Managing? published 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.last_img read more

U.S. Agriculture Supports Action Against EU Ban on American Beef

first_img SHARE Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleModerately Higher Gas Prices Likely Next Year Hoosier Ag Today U.S. Agriculture Supports Action Against EU Ban on American Beef SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News U.S. Agriculture Supports Action Against EU Ban on American Beef By Hoosier Ag Today – Dec 23, 2016 Agriculture groups and lawmakers representing the Senate Agriculture Committee applauded a move by the U.S. Trade Representative against the European Union over discriminatory trade practices against U.S. beef imports. At the request of U.S. beef producers, the USTR office announced it would start the process of reinstating retaliatory tariffs on goods and products from the EU due to its unfair treatment of U.S. beef. In 2009, the U.S. and the EU signed a memo under which the EU agreed to create a new duty-free quota for imports of specially-produced beef to compensate the United States for losses arising from the EU’s ban on the use of hormones in beef production. Imports under the quota have grown steadily since then, and for the past two years, the entire 45,000 metric ton quota has been filled, though from countries other than the United States. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Tracy Brunner said the EU “has left us no choice but to seek compensation.”Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts said the EU practices established “non-science based barrier to trade.” Roberts said the U.S. government must act, and applauded the USTR for taking the step towards tariffs.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

US – #WeeklyAddress: July 15 – July 21: Photojournalist hit by rubber bullet in Puerto Rico protest

first_img News ERIC ROJAS / AFP Photojournalist injured by rubber bullet at Puerto Rico protest An unnamed number of journalists were caught up in a chaos of rubber bullets and tear gas during a protest against Puerto Rican Governor Ricardo Rosselló July 17, the Miami Herald reported. The next day, El Nuevo Día reporter Benjamín Torres Gotay tweeted a photo of Getty Images photographer Joe Raedle, bloodied by an apparent injury from a rubber bullet. Increasingly tumultuous protests and have rocked the city since sexist and homophobic text messages between the governor and his former aides were leaked last Saturday. Salvadoran journalist released after 15 months in ICE detention Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of July 15 – July 21: June 7, 2021 Find out more United StatesAmericas WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists to go further Journalists assaulted at Salt Lake City protest United StatesAmericas June 3, 2021 Find out more Organisation The United States ranks 48th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index.  (Credit: Xavier Araújo) Fifteen months after he was detained by ICE, journalist Manuel Duran was released on bond July 11. Duran, who sought asylum in the United States when he started receiving death threats for his broadcast reporting in El Salvador, was first arrested by Memphis police in April 2018 while he was covering an immigration protest. When he should have been released from police custody, he was instead transferred to an ICE detention center—a move that was likely an attempt to silence his critical reporting on immigration enforcement, his attorneys said. Now out on bond, Duran is speaking on both the “cruelty” of the detention centers and the implications that his detainment has for press freedom in the United States. “In the U.S., we are made to believe that freedom of the press is valued, but I can tell you all that under the Trump administration, this isn’t true,” Duran said. The Board of Immigration Appeals reopened Duran’s asylum case on July 8 and will allow a hearing on his asylum claim moving forward. Follow the news on United Statescenter_img Receive email alerts IN CASE YOU MISSED IT… On July 18, a San Francisco judge quashed a now-infamous warrant that allowed police to search San Francisco journalist Bryan Carmody’s phone in May, thus voiding any evidence collected under the order. The judge also announced she would release the affidavit of probable cause for the warrant this Tuesday, which will reveal if police omitted key information, like Carmody’s press pass-holding status, when asking for the warrant. The warrant was one of five that authorized the information raid on the freelance reporter’s home, during which armed police handcuffed Carmody and scoured his home in search of a police report, taking at least four tablets, seven computers, 10 hard drives, a dozen phones, two cameras and reporting notebooks. News Help by sharing this information Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says News Judge quashes warrant that allowed search on San Francisco journalist’s phone Photojournalist Matthew Michela and reporter Larry Curtis were assaulted by protesters while reporting on a Salt Lake City protest on July 9. The tussle began when a man approached Michela and attempted to block his camera, telling him to “turn around” and “stop filming” a scuffle between protesters and a counter-protester. When Michela wouldn’t oblige, protesters began jostling Michela’s camera while Curtis tried to shield his colleague. The man who grappled with Michela for the camera has not been identified. “We are on everybody’s side, I don’t want to be the story,” Michela said in a KUTV interview about the confrontation. July 22, 2019 – Updated on July 23, 2019 US – #WeeklyAddress: July 15 – July 21: Photojournalist hit by rubber bullet in Puerto Rico protest For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en. News RSF_en NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say April 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

UTPB students tackle local, global issues

first_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook UTPB students tackle local, global issues Facebook WhatsApp By admin – May 3, 2018 Ruth Campbell/Odessa AmericanUTPB students Evan Mitchell (left) and Campbell Terry talk before the start of Kevin Thompson’s Small Groups Communication course on Wednesday. Students tackled topical issues during the semester.975 wordsEnrichmentsBy ruth CampbellIssues like homelessness, lack of space at animal shelters and teacher shortages were tackled by Kevin Thompson’s students in his Small Groups Communication course at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin this semester.The 12 students in the class were broken up into groups throughout the semester and tasked with two projects. The first project was a global matter like Israeli-Palestinian peace or sex trafficking.There were four people in each group and there were three groups.The local projects affected the United States, Texas or the Permian Basin. Thompson, a lecturer of communications, said the students all picked an issue that impacted the Permian Basin.“Each person in each group was responsible for certain parts of the project, and throughout the project development, we talked about how to communicate well in groups, how to resolve conflict in groups; the whole nine yards,” Thompson said.Some students volunteered for nonprofits and interviewed people from the agencies they wanted to help. For the teacher shortage at Ector County Independent School District, students talked to teachers and administrators. At the humane society, they talked to the director, and for homelessness, it was an organization called Field’s Edge.“My goal is to help prepare them if they do want to follow suit with any of these. They now have the action steps to do it,” Thompson said.Thompson said some of the best projects he participated in as a college and graduate student at Texas Tech University were about community and global issues. When group projects are mentioned, Thompson said they usually prompt moans and groans.“Nobody wants to do them. … I really wanted that to not be the attitude toward it, especially having an entire class centered on that idea,” Thompson said.“When I thought back to the projects that I enjoyed and I had success with as undergrad or graduate (student), usually they were local issues, or even issues that affected certain countries or parts of the world that we cared about, or maybe was our nationality,” he added.The issues that Thompson’s students chose were ones they cared about and wanted to talk about.“I think that’s what makes part of this project so cool is from the ground up it is all organically done by students. I was just there to guide them in the right direction,” he added.The students enjoyed the course.Freshman Evan Mitchell said he went in not knowing what it was going to be like and emerged pleasantly surprised. He was part of the group working on the ECISD teacher shortage.They decided having affordable housing for teachers would help incentivize more instructors to work for the district.“I think the biggest thing that I really learned was conflict management and conflicting ideas, especially with some of our groups. We would be very open to express our different ideas for the projects. It was all about managing how to go forward as a group, even when there (were) conflicting ideas, or conflicting plans. This class it really helped show me how to manage that,” Mitchell said.What surprised him was how expensive it is to live in Odessa and Midland. Surprised?“I learned the Permian Basin alone had one fourth to one third of the oil rigs in the United States and the oil prices really determine the housing prices. Whenever there are teachers here and they don’t fit in with the oil economy, it can be difficult for them to keep up,” Mitchell said.His group’s solution was a combination of building affordable housing for teachers for the long term and marketing teacher preparation programs better. Some of the housing would be for teachers who planned to start their careers in Odessa and move on and other units would be for those here for the longer haul.“Then we have a plan to have a UTPB future Falcon scholarship. If you go through UTPB’s educational program, then you teach in Permian Basin for a certain amount of years your children can get scholarships to UTPB,” Mitchell said.Marlett Mojica, who will graduate in December, said he worked on the space issue for the local humane society.“Some of the ideas we came up with is the city can donate land that’s not being used to the Humane Society,” Mojica said.She added that the oil industry could also donate land for the shelter, which would not only help the animals but show the company as a good corporate citizen.Mojica said she liked the course because it was small and she learned that everyone can have good ideas.“Since I took this course, I’m more attentive to what people have to say instead of just giving out my opinion without listening to them first,” she added.Mariana Veloso, a junior, said her group focused on the local issue of homelessness with the idea of providing tiny homes to them.“My teammate Ayra Cirilo … pitched the idea of the homeless issue. Kevin told us about John-Mark Echols (from Field’s Edge). He’s creating a tiny home community in Midland. We took the ideas, talked to him and developed how that might work in Odessa,” Veloso said.The groups also were encouraged to give of their time in the community, so they volunteered with Echols and Breaking Bread in Midland to feed breakfast to the homeless in Midland.“That was a really heavenly experience,” Veloso said. “It was really nice to meet the people he’s going to help, to see firsthand the issue — how big it is.”Finding out how the people she met got to the point of homelessness was also eye-opening, she said.“I would love to volunteer with them again,” Veloso said. “That was just a good experience, for sure.”More Informationcenter_img Pinterest The Field’s Edge.Odessa Humane Society.UTPB Visual, Performing Arts and Communication Department. 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Valero Partners With P97 to Power Mobile Commerce

first_img HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 3, 2021– Valero, a Fortune 50 international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and petrochemical products, is pleased to announce its partnership with P97 Networks, a leader in cloud-based mobile commerce, to deliver a new consumer experience across its 5,100 sites in the United States. The new Valero mobile app will give customers a personalized fueling experience that lets them skip the keypad, activate the pump with their smartphone, and enable secure payments for fuel, car wash, and even in-store merchandise and food across Valero’s network of stores. The Valero app, built on P97’s PetroZone mobile commerce platform, aims to revolutionize consumer’s experience at the pump and inside the store. The app will help them locate and navigate to Valero stations, pay for fuel, and receive offers and rewards for both fuel and in-store purchases. Mobile technology will enhance Valero’s ability to engage consumers through customized rewards, targeted digital offers, omni-channel messaging and even offer connected car capabilities. Mobile payment options bring consumers enhanced security, efficiency, and value. With demand for mobile ordering at an all-time high, order ahead technology is the convenience industry’s best answer to delivering a quick, contactless shopping experience. In addition to new and exciting mobile commerce capabilities, Valero’s app will be further enhanced with the P97 Order Ahead Platform. P97 is proud to bring Valero a mobile app experience where users have the ability to purchase products through their mobile device. At participating Valero locations, users can purchase products and schedule curbside pickups – all though their mobile app. The Order Ahead technology will support card-on-file and tech wallets, the latest in mobile payment options. In today’s current environment, offering customers a fast, safe and personalized way to shop is essential. Valero is committed to creating an app that significantly reduces the time to activate the pump and pay for fuel. It’s the latest way Valero is advancing the future of energy. The P97 platform reduces friction during the purchase process for consumers while increasing sale opportunities, developing brand loyalty, and reducing transaction costs. PetroZone is PCI DSS and SOC 2 Type II compliant, utilizing Microsoft Azure ® Cloud Services with multifactor authentication to protect sensitive cardholder data. “At P97, we use technology to elevate the entire customer experience,” Donald Frieden, founder and CEO of P97 said. “It’s putting the convenience back in convenience store and we are confident that these new capabilities will improve fueling experiences at the pump.” About Valero Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, “Valero”), is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and petrochemical products. Valero is a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, and it operates 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.2 million barrels per day and 13 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.68 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States (U.S.), Canada and the United Kingdom (U.K.), and the ethanol plants are located in the Midcontinent region of the U.S. Valero also is a joint venture partner in Diamond Green Diesel, which operates a renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana. Diamond Green Diesel is North America’s largest biomass-based diesel plant. Valero sells its products in the wholesale rack or bulk markets in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland and Latin America. Approximately 7,000 outlets carry Valero’s brand names. Please visit for more information. About P97 P97 Networks provides secure, cloud-based mobile commerce, in-vehicle payments, and digital marketing solutions for the convenience retail, fuel, and vehicle manufacturing industries under the brand name PetroZone®. P97’s mCommerce solutions enhance the ability to attract, engage, and retain customers by securely connecting millions of individual mobile phones and connected cars with merchants using identity, geolocation-based software that creates a unique mobile consumer experience. For more information, visit View source version on CONTACT: P97 Press Contact Tracy DeJarnett P97 Networks, Inc. 713-294-9888 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA TEXAS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING FOOD/BEVERAGE TRUCKING MANUFACTURING RETAIL TRANSPORT AUTOMOTIVE CONVENIENCE STORE INTERNET TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS OIL/GAS RESTAURANT/BAR PUBLIC RELATIONS/INVESTOR RELATIONS ALTERNATIVE ENERGY ENERGY COMMUNICATIONS GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE SOURCE: P97 Networks Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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