Show Comments ▼ THE TAKEOVER Panel issued a “put up or shut up” deadline on food tycoon Ranjit Boparan yesterday over his interest in taking over Northern Foods. Boparan has until 21 January to make a firm bid for Northern, which is currently working with Irish convenience food maker Greencore on a merger that would create a company with turnover of £1.7bn. His firm Boparan Holdings, which owns Harry Ramsden’s fish shop chain, has been given access to Northern’s books to conduct due diligence but has not put a value on its potential offer. Northern welcomed the decision and said it would continue to recommend that shareholders approve the merger with Greencore at a vote on 31 January. whatsapp Share KCS-content Tuesday 4 January 2011 8:20 pm whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Herald Tags: NULL Boparan told to put up or shut up over Northern takeover interest Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack 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 Proof
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Chinese online sports lottery provider 500.com has reported increased operating losses for 2018, despite experiencing a 73.7% year-on-year rise in revenue. Tags: Online Gambling 500.com reveals wider losses despite revenue growth Finance 25th February 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: China Topics: Finance Lottery Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Chinese online sports lottery provider 500.com has reported increased operating losses for 2018, despite experiencing a 73.7% year-on-year rise in revenue.Net revenue for the 12 months through to December 31, 2018, at the New York-listed company amounted to RMB126.1m (£14.4m/€16.6m/$18.9m), up from RMB72.6m in 2017.500.com said this growth would have been significantly lower if its acquisition of TMG, on online lottery betting and online casino platforms based in Malta, had been completed in January 1, 2017, rather than the actual transaction date in July 2017.On a pro forma basis, assuming that the deal went through in January 2017, TMG would have contributed full-year total net revenue of RMB93.4m, thus boosting 2017 revenue to RMB116.6m. As a result, year-on-year growth for 2018 would have stood at just 8.1%.However, operating losses for 500.com increased by 34.6% to RMB494.4m from RMB367.3m. This was partly down to an increase in operating expenses for the full year, with this total standing at RMB635.7m, up from RMB413.2m in the previous year.500.com faced much higher expenses in terms of impairment of equity method investments, with total spend rising from RMB28.8m to RMB149.9m, while the company also committed more funds to services, up from RMB38.2m to RMB80m.There were also higher costs for general and administrative purposes (RMB251.4m), service and development expenses (RMB61.9m) and sales and marketing investment (RMB92.4m), with the latter of these mainly attributed to advertising expenditure for the 2018 Fifa World Cup.In addition to reporting an operating loss, 500.com saw loss before income tax rise from RMB345.5m to RMB491.3m and net loss climb from RMB316.1m to RMB459.4m. Net loss attributable to 500.com stood at RMB427.3m, up from RMB374m in 2017.Reflecting on the results, 500.com CEO Zhengming Pan said that the company is still feeling the effects of the decision to suspend online sports lottery sale in China back in April 2015. Pan said that 500.com has operated in line with the regulations, seeking out other markets to boost business.“Since we voluntarily suspended our online lottery sales operations in April 2015, we have continued to engage in new and promising initiatives to increase our revenue base,” Pan said. “For example, we acquired TMG in July 2017, and this acquisition has significantly increased our revenue.“In addition, in March 2018, we entered into a framework agreement with CSLA, under which, both parties plan to cooperate to develop physical channels to sell sports lottery tickets. In that regard, we have entered into framework agreements with Tianjin, Hunan and several other provinces and cities in China, to assist them in developing physical sales channels of sports lottery tickets.“We also have started trial operations in Tianjin, Hunan, Hubei, Guangxi and several other provinces and cities in China.”Pan added that 500.com is committed to these expansion efforts in order to help enhance value for shareholders inevitably hit by the online lottery sales ruling.
Fidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Health sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Fidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng) 2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileFidson Healthcare Limited manufactures and sells pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products in Nigeria including over-the-counter, ethical and consumer products. The company produces various drug classes for antacid and ulcer care, anti-diabetic, anti-malaria, anti-diarrhea, anti-psychotic as well as osteo-care, pain relief, colds and flu, thrombo-prophylactics and cardio-vascular products. Fidson Healthcare Limited also produces a range of nutraceuticals (health) products. The company was incorporated in 1995 and its head office is in Shomolu, Nigeria. Fidson Healthcare Limited is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! FTSE sell-off in May? It could mean opportunity for new investors 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Tuesday, 5th May, 2020 Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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But even if you only have a few pounds to spare every week, you can invest, and your money could grow with compound interest over time to a surprisingly large amount. Let’s assume that you are now 35 years old with £25,000 in savings and that you plan to retire at age 65.You decide to invest that £25,000 in a fund now and make an additional £3,000 of contributions annually at the start of the year. You have 30 years to invest. The annual return is 6%, compounded once a year. At the end of 30 years, the total amount saved becomes £394,992.Saving £3,000 a year would mean being able to put aside around £250 a month or about £8 a day. Might you just be wondering if you should skip that next impulse purchase?And if you were to increase the amount of annual contributions from £3,000 to £6,000, the total amount saved becomes £646,397. That would be the power of time and compound interest at work together.Getting started with FTSE investingThe most famous index in the UK is the FTSE 100 which began in 1984. Most companies in the index are multinational conglomerates. The FTSE 250 index consists of the 101st to the 350th largest companies listed on the LSE. It was launched in 1992. Companies in it usually have a more domestic focus.Since February, we have witnessed a market crash. Year-to-date, the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 are down about 24% and 27% respectively. These declines mean they are now in bear market territory.I must highlight that these decreases in index levels do not include the regular dividend payments made to shareholders. In 2019, average dividend yields for the FTSE 100 and the FTSE 250 were about 4.5% and 2.8% respectively.Yet recent days have seen dividend cuts announced by a wide range of companies. But, with a bit of due diligence, investors can still find robust dividend yields on offer. 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Client:NestdTMCity:MelbourneCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Michael KaiRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornWoodEGGERLaminatesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Designed for NestdTM, a social enterprise of Kids Under Cover which works to prevent youth homelessness, The Peak is an affordable and sustainable tiny home with a 32.5m2 footprint.Save this picture!PlanAs one of three homes on offer through the enterprise, The Peak is the top of the range option with sophisticated interior planning and a contemporary exterior aesthetic to suit a range of lifestyle settings. Its double-height entrance is punctuated with large glass panels to enhance the sense of space and allow an abundance of natural light into the interior.Save this picture!© Michael KaiThe kitchen, bathroom, laundry, bedroom and couch spaces are integrated into one centralised pod which is envisaged as a beautifully detailed piece of joinery servicing the living space. This centralised pod allows the planning of the interior to be predominantly ‘outward facing’, creating a connection to the surrounding landscape, and a spacious comfortable living environment. The pod incorporates generous amounts of storage and includes cavities which have been designed to accommodate a variety of standard modules – an opportunity for The Peak to be tailored and styled with ease to the occupants’ own aesthetic and budget.Save this picture!Exploded AxonometricNatural timber finishes within the interior provide a welcoming atmosphere while the careful placement of recessed strip lighting enhances the warmth of the timber and maximises the sense of space. The Peak’s structure comprises of sustainably sourced timber LVL and metal external wall cladding while the angle of the roof allows for optimal photovoltaic performance,Save this picture!© Michael Kai100% of the profit from every home sold by NestdTM is directed back into Kids Under Cover’s charitable work, which Grimshaw first supported with MySpace, a cubby house the practice designed and built for the organisation’s 2017 Cubby House Challenge.Save this picture!JoineryProject gallerySee allShow lessBiohm’s “Vegan Insulation” System offers a Future for Green ConstructionArchitecture NewsUpdated $13 Billion Plans for New York JFK Airport Overhaul ReleasedArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903712/the-peak-grimshaw Clipboard Houses Year: The Peak / Grimshaw Photographs: Michael Kai Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project The Peak / GrimshawSave this projectSaveThe Peak / GrimshawSave this picture!© Michael Kai+ 11Curated by María Francisca González Share ArchDaily Manufacturers: Ikea, Enseam, NAU Builder: Area: 33 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Grimshaw Area Area of this architecture project Projects Arkit ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/903712/the-peak-grimshaw Clipboard 2018 CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Melbourne, Australia Australia “COPY” Photographs “COPY” CopyAbout this officeGrimshawOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsMelbourneAustraliaPublished on October 11, 2018Cite: “The Peak / Grimshaw” 11 Oct 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: Youth 484 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Government to provide £12m more for youth projects Melanie May | 28 October 2019 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis23 Friday (25 October) saw the government announce £12m for youth projects including a new youth accelerator fund and more money for the #iwill Fund.Culture Secretary Nicky Morgan announced the investment, which includes up to £7 million for a Youth Accelerator Fund to expand existing successful projects and address urgent needs in the youth sector by delivering extra sessions in youth clubs, and promoting positive activities in sport and the arts.The Youth Accelerator Fund will be divided between grants for youth projects across England and a place based fund, which will be delivered in partnership with DCMS ‘arm’s length bodies.’Another £5 million will go to the #iwill Fund to encourage 10 to 20 year olds to take part in social action, such as volunteering in their communities by funding groups delivering these programmes.Jointly funded by Government and the National Lottery Community Fund, the #iwill Fund has created over 500,000 opportunities for young people since it was launched in 2016.The news follows the Chancellor’s September announcement of a new £500 million Youth Investment Fund for the five years from April 2020.Half of the £500 million Youth Investment Fund will be used to fund new youth centres, refurbish existing facilities and create more mobile clubs. The remainder will be invested in a range of activities that teach important life skills, as well as investment in the youth work profession.This will be underpinned by the establishment of new Local Youth Partnerships across the country, designed to effectively coordinate and sustain local youth activities.The Government is also investing £500,000 this year in a new Youth Worker Bursary Fund to attract youth workers from a variety of backgrounds, working with the National Youth Agency to renew the entry level qualifications, introducing a level 3 youth work apprenticeship and carrying out a full review of the youth work curriculum.Nicky Morgan, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport said:“We will use this immediate investment to benefit young people in as many local areas as possible. This will pave the way for the ambitious, long-term infrastructure plans for our youth services that we will deliver over the next five years – led by the views of young people and those that work with them.“If we wish to use all the great talent in our country it is vital that we offer opportunities to our next generation, not just in school but outside the school day.” 483 total views, 2 views today Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
On June 16, 1976, students in the Southwest Townships (Soweto) outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, stayed home from school to protest the Bantu educational system enacted by the racist apartheid regime in the early 1950s.The Bantu Education Act of 1953, drafted by H.F. Verwoerd, who became prime minister in the 1960s, was also protested by the African population. Those 1950s demonstrations were eventually crushed by the colonial settler regime’s security forces.Nevertheless, the struggle that began that June played a major role in the overall battle that eliminated the apartheid system from South Africa.Bantu education was designed for Africans. Its intent was to convey that the majority population should not pursue equality with whites. One unintentional consequence of that act was to increase enrollment of Africans in the school system, which then provided a base for expressing mass discontent with the system of racist oppression.In 1976, the Nationalist Party government declared that educational instruction would be conducted in English and Afrikaner, the tongue of the country’s dominant oppressors. Students who had been radicalized planned to take action to oppose the language policy and the deplorable educational system.The action committee of the Soweto Students Representative Council reportedly called the June 16 march and initially involved two high schools: Naledi High in Naledi and Morris Isaacson in Mofolo. Other accounts contend that the main focus of activity was Phefeni Junior Secondary, located near Vilakazi Street in Orlando. (sahistory.org.za)Phefeni was near the railway station where many students got off the trains to join the demonstration. The plan was that students from Naledi High were to march from this direction and later mobilize students from the schools on the way toward Morris Isaacson.Students from Morris Isaacson were to march from their school and connect with others until they arrived at a central location. There, they would continue collectively, in a disciplined manner, to Orlando Stadium. Other schools also participated in the demonstration, bringing thousands of youth into the streets.Police encountered young people who were peacefully protesting. They first threw teargas into the crowd and later fired live bullets, initially striking at least four students. After the first massacre, people scattered, enraged by the outrageous killings of youth.Soon enough the West Rand administrative buildings and vehicles were burned to the ground. Stores selling alcoholic beverages were looted and burned. Other clashes with the police took place where dozens of students were murdered near the Regina Mundi church in Orlando and the Esso garage in Chiawelo. When students were halted and dispersed by the police in one locality, they swiftly moved on to other areas.By the end of the uprising’s first day, most of Soweto, including Diepkloof, were impacted by the unrest. The apartheid authorities closed all schools early, and many students headed toward home, while townships were ablaze.As demonstrations spread to Cape Town and other regions of the country, hundreds of people were killed in the following days. The protests spread across the country, joined by more youth and workers.Armed and mass struggles grewThe 1976 strikes and rebellions enabled the banned and exiled national liberation movements to recruit youth fleeing the country, as well as those who remained there. African National Congress leaders escalated efforts to provide political and military training to a new generation of youthful militants.Both the ANC and its breakaway Pan-Africanist Congress of Azania experienced a boost in membership and affiliation. By 1980, the armed struggle escalated: Fuel production refineries were bombed by the ANC on June 1. The attacks on refineries coincided with the apartheid Republic Day.A new generation of resistance took hold, leading to the mass upsurge of the 1980s involving the formation of unions, civic organizations, a cultural revival and more consistent armed struggle, which led to the racist system’s demise by 1994.The apartheid regime attempted to ruthlessly suppress the national liberation struggle through mass incarceration, targeted assassinations and massacres of protesters and strikers. It also conducted cross-border raids into neighboring Frontline States accused of harboring guerrillas from Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the ANC’s military wing.ANC offices and training camps in Angola, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Botswana were raided and bombed by the South African Defense Forces.More than 1 million died in the struggle to free South Africa and Namibia, including during efforts to drive out the SADF from southern Angola in the 1970s and 1980s.Socialist Cuba provided hundreds of thousands of volunteers in the fight to defeat the SADF in Angola. The South West Africa People’s Organization in Namibia also waged a heroic campaign from 1960 to 1989, which led to that country’s independence in 1990.Lessons of the liberation movementToday, 22 years since the ANC’s ascendancy to power in South Africa, the struggle is by no means over. Advances have been made in acquiring power, construction of homes, provision of water to township and rural residents, and the expansion of educational opportunities and medical care. However, South Africa’s national wealth has not been transferred to the African majority.Legitimate grievances remain, which are reflected in the ongoing unrest among the African working class and urban residents. Yet the U.S. government — which reaped tremendous benefits from corporate investments in the apartheid system — is still seeking to undermine the ANC government.The ANC is facing formidable challenges in local governmental elections in August. The rand, the national currency, has declined in value. That and rising unemployment rates fueled by capital flight by mining firms and financial institutions have worsened the country’s economic crisis.What lessons can youth in the U.S. and other Western countries learn today from these struggles? Like the Civil Rights and Black Power movements, South Africa’s revolution was based on national and class oppression.In the U.S., African Americans and Latinos/as face high rates of joblessness, poverty, police repression and mass incarceration. Linking the plight of the youth to that of the working class was fundamental to Southern Africa’s liberation movement as a whole.The U.S. 2016 presidential campaign, focused entirely on the two major capitalist parties, the Republicans and the Democrats, is not seriously discussing issues related to oppressed peoples’ social conditions. This reality suggests the need for independent self-organization within a framework such as the ANC, along with its allies in the South African Communist Party and the Congress of South African Trade Unions.Lessons from the Soweto uprising and the struggle that followed — which included the working class and peasantry — should be considered as a way forward to realize self-determination and social emancipation in the U.S. The capitalist relations of production in South Africa and the U.S. must be overturned to obtain genuine liberation and social justice.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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