Raider Crystal Amber attracts new interest in Sainsbury’s as investor seeks to shake-up supermarket giant

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveHero WarsThis game will keep you up all night!Hero WarsMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For Seniors Raider Crystal Amber attracts new interest in Sainsbury’s as investor seeks to shake-up supermarket giant Show Comments ▼ Thursday 11 December 2014 9:13 pm Kasmira Jefford whatsappcenter_img Activist investor Crystal Amber has been approached by more investors in the past few days interested in participating in a major shake-up of Sainsbury’s.The Aim-listed firm’s founder Richard Bernstein told City A.M. that it had held talks with several “clearly interested” parties since the weekend when it emerged that it was targeting a move on Britain’s third largest grocer. It has compiled a document on the company that explores how it can boost value at the firm, which like its supermarket peers is battling against fierce competition from cheaper rivals, falling commodity prices and weak consumer spending. “We are looking at scenarios to improve the performance. The cost of capital, we think it’s too high at Sainsbury’s,” its Bernstein told City A.M. His comments come after his group said on Wednesday that it was considering a share placing to grow its £100m fund to acquire stakes in “larger companies with increased liquidity”. The former Schroders analyst and adviser to ex-Fidelity fund manager Anthony Bolton set up Crystal Amber in 2008 to buy stakes in undervalued companies and boost their value by putting pressure on the board. The firm tried to force out Lord Grade as chairman of Pinewood Shepperton film studios in 2010 after amassing a 28 per cent stake and has also targeted Thorntons and NBNK Investments. Tags: Company Sainsbury (J) whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child Sharelast_img read more

Chemist Boots prescribes 700 job cuts as part of turnaround

first_img Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayotHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat is ‘Ranked-Choice Voting,’ the New System for New York’s MayoralFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ Chemist Boots prescribes 700 job cuts as part of turnaround by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekInvestment GuruRemember Cote De Pablo? Take A Deep Breath Before You See Her NowInvestment GuruForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorOpulent ExpressHer Quadruplets Were Born Without A Hitch. Then Doctors Realized SomethingOpulent Express whatsapp Express KCS center_img Tags: NULL HIGH street chemist Boots revealed yesterday it plans to cut as many as 700 non-store roles as part of a major overhaul of its entire business.Boots, which completed its megamerger with US giant Walgreens last year, said the move was part of its efforts to “simplify” operations and “address the rapidly changing needs of its customers”. Around half of the job cuts will take place at the firm’s head office in Beeston, Nottingham, with some staff being made redundant and others retained or redeployed to other parts of the business. Boots employs around 60,000 people in the UK, including 4,000 at its headquarters. It has more than 2,500 stores as well as 630 branches of Boots Opticians.Boots president, Simon Roberts, said: “While we have continued to deliver a solid performance in recent years, despite challenging market conditions, we cannot be complacent and must be stronger and more agile going forward, to meet the fast-changing expectations of our customers.”He added that Boots remained “fully committed” to its presence in Nottingham, where it was founded. Share whatsapp Monday 8 June 2015 9:58 pmlast_img read more

As its appetite grows, China is set to end its 13-year beef with US exports

first_img US beef exporters and transpacific carriers are preparing for a surge in shipments to China next year, after China signalled it will end its 13-year ban on US beef .The Chinese authorities announced last month [September] they would conditionally lift the import ban on boneless beef and beef on the bone from cattle under 30 months old from the US on 19 February, 2017. In addition, China will ease restrictions on Canadian beef.The ban on US beef has been in place since 2003, following a case of meat from BSE-infected cattle shipped from Washington State.Chinese consumers’ appetite for beef continues to rise dramatically, and domestic production has failed to keep pace with the growth in demand. © Rene Van Den Berg By Ian Putzger in Toronto 05/10/2016center_img According to a report from Rabobank International, China’s beef imports surged 51% in the first seven months of this year, and one projection envisages a 24% increase in beef and veal imports this year to reach 825,000 tonnes – twice the level recorded in 2013.The growing appetite and purchasing power of its middle class has catapulted China into the second spot in the global beef-buying hierarchy. It is already the world’s largest consumer of pork and pork products. Over the past decade, US pork exports to China have risen by over 400%.In a statement on agriculture export growth, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) predicted China would reclaim the top spot in US agriculture exports in 2017, surpassing shipments to Canada, .This is due to the convergence of rising meat exports to emerging markets and a bumper crop of wheat, soybeans and certain other types of produce. USDA projections see agriculture exports growing by $6bn more than previously expected to $133bn next year 2017. The US’s agricultural trade surplus is expected to rise to $19.5bn, up 40% from the $13.9bn surplus expected this year.US agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack said: “The projected growth in exports in 2017 is led by increases in overseas sales of US oilseeds and products, horticultural goods, cotton, livestock, dairy and poultry. And with a rise in global economic growth, global beef demand is expected to strengthen.”US beef exports are expected to reach $5.3 billion in 2017.Chris Connell, president of perishables specialist Commodity Forwarders, noted that beef shipments should benefit the airfreight sector, while most of the other agriculture exports move by ocean vessel.He added that beef exports to some markets have performed markedly better than to others, which he attributed to exchange rate fluctuations.For ocean carriers the rise in US agriculture exports looks set to reinforce the strength of the reefer business, which outperformed dry cargo in the first half of this year. According to shipping research and consulting firm Seabury, in the first half of this year reefer cargo was up 163,000 extra teu over the first six months of 2015. Chilled foods increased by 7% and frozen by 4%.Shipping lines have responded to this trend. Last week, Maersk ordered 14,800 new reefer containers, all equipped with its remote container management technology, which will add to the order for 30,000 units it placed last year and bring the average of its reefer fleet down to 7.9 years, compared to the industry average of 12 years.Similarly, Hapag Lloyd placed an order for 5,750 new reefer units in mid-September.Drewry Maritime Research predicted rich pickings for the sector with the seaborne reefer trade growing by 2.5% a year on average to reach 120m tonnes by 2020.last_img read more

2019 Remembered: Electric Picnic told get its house in order for 2020

first_img 2019 Remembered: Electric Picnic told get its house in order for 2020 The Electric Picnic attracts almost 60,000 revellers making it the most successful annual music event in the country each year. The organisers have signalled their intent to make it even bigger. GAA Pinterest Twitter Facebook By LaoisToday Reporter – 27th December 2019 The Electric Picnic main stage. The popular festival has been told to clean up its act in advance of its licence being renewed for next year. With Electric Picnic set to be bigger than ever in 2020, this message is very relevant.The organisers of the Electric Picnic have been sent an unambiguous message to clean up their act and to address safety concerns before next year’s event.Laois County Council are the licensing authority for the popular Stradbally festival which sells out months in advance every year. Previous article2019 Remembered: Laois nurses and midwives begin 24-hour strike over pay parityNext article2019 Remembered: Outrage in Laois as GAA confirm disbandment of Joe McDonagh All-Star Awards LaoisToday Reporter However, they were reminded this week that they must first address such issues as safety concerns before a licence to stage the event in 2020 is issued.A series of concerns were highlighted by Cllr Aisling Moran who described herself as “an avid fan of this wonderful festival”, but she called on the local authority to ensure that the organisers address a range of issues around health and safety before renewing the Picnic’s licence for 2020. WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Facebook Twitter Home We Are Laois 2019 Remembered: Electric Picnic told get its house in order for 2020 We Are Laois TAGS2019 RememberedElectric Picnic Pinterest Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results WhatsApp “We cannot allow profit to override safety,” she cautioned adding that the dangers of a fire spreading in one of the festival campsites is “potentially catastrophic”. Cllr Noel Tuohy seconded her motion calling for the Council to tackle these concerns.“I think the Electric Picnic is a wonderful festival, and one that I myself attend frequently. I am proud that the festival is held in Laois, and that when people think of Laois that one of the first places that springs to mind is Stradbally – home of the Electric Picnic.“This is a fun filled family festival that started in 2004, and has steadily grown over the past 15 years – Laois County Council can take a portion of the credit for this,” said Cllr Moran in a clearly well prepared and researched statement. “But what started as a boutique festival is now the biggest festival in Ireland, and one of the biggest in Europe. Indeed Melvin Benn told the media that after this year’s successful event, Electric Picnic would seek a further increase in numbers attending,” she continued.“The concern that I want to highlight is that of the safety of the thousands of people that visit Laois every year to attend this festival. We, as members of Laois County Council give the go ahead on planning permission for events such as this, therefore we, in conjunction with the festival organisers, have a responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of these people.“A bigger festival does not necessarily mean a better festival,” she warned.“There are issues that have been brought to my attention, issues that I have noticed creeping in over the years myself. We need to look at these issues from a health and safety, and an environmental standpoint.“Crowd control has become a serious concern, as those that were caught in any one of the number of crushes can attest to.”Cllr Moran called on the Council to put the safety of the festival goers centre stage and she had a number of proposals as to how this could be achieved.“I am calling on this Council to ensure that the safety of those attending the Electric Picnic comes first by considering implementing the following – increasing facilities such as toilets, showers, access to food and drink, water taps, litter bins, increased security and Garda presence; fully trained security staff that are familiar with the geography of all areas within the Electric Picnic perimeter; campsites with dedicated spaces to safely erect tents – currently there are no walkways between tents in the general campsites – most tents touch off of each other, so in the event of a fire in one tent, the spread to surrounding tents is potentially catastrophic,” she asserted.Camping BondShe also called for the introduction of a litter and camping bond-deposit scheme where each tent owner is assigned a numbered area and has responsibility for removing tent and litter on exiting the site to ensure the deposit is returned.Cllr Moran said the organisers should reintroduce of reusable beakers and environmentally friendly containers and packaging for all food and drink vendors, as well as considering the use of solar energy to power some of the stages as is the case in other events.Public urination penaltiesShe said there should be penalties for public urination and security staff or Gardai should not tolerate this behaviour. “Is it not against the law to urinate in public – it would not be tolerated on the streets of Stradbally.”She raised the possibility of a curfew for young children. “It is against the law for children to be in a pub after 9pm, because we don’t want them around alcohol and drunk adults, but then why can a child be in a crowd of drunk people at 1am in the morning?”“Think of festivals such as Oxygen, Witness, even Lisdoonvarna, for those who can remember. These festivals grew too big too quickly, with a lack of focus around health and safety and infrastructure. Where are they now? Let’s not make the same mistake with Electric Picnic,” she appealed.Glastonbury at 50 and four times bigger“Glastonbury is 50 years old next year and four times the size of the Picnic. This could be our story here in Laois if we ensure that the thousands of people that attend Electric Picnic all leave Laois safely, having had a truly enjoyable experience.“So I ask you to consider our responsibility in granting planning permission as members of Laois County Council and to ensure that Electric Picnic 2020 is a safe and sustainable celebration of culture, arts, music and fun, in the heart of Laois.,” concluded Cllr Moran’s presentation.Revellers enjoying the Electric Picnic in Stradbally.Council management pledged to address such concerns of health and safety and sustainability of the event.“Laois County Council has committed to work with the Festival Organisers in the coming months to address Health and Safety concerns raised by Statutory Agencies and the public.“This approach has been adopted irrespective of the overall numbers attending the event.“The festival organisers are required to submit to Laois County Council an application for an Event Licence at least 13 weeks prior to such an event. It is a statutory requirement that an Event Management Plan, which includes health and safety measures, is submitted with this licence application.“The engagement over the coming months with Festival Republic and Laois County Council and the feedback from Statutory Agencies and the public will inform the Event Management Plan for Electric Picnic 2020.”Cllr Noel Tuohy commended Cllr Moran for her thoughtful intervention.“Criticising the Picnic is not a sin you know. It is a great event but it can do better and it’s important that they address these safety issues.“When I made some simple suggestions a few years ago I was shot down right away.“The Electric Picnic is very successful and contrary to what people might think, we in Portlaoise do not begrudge Stradbally this success,” he joked, adding, “the Picnic can be improved and needs to look at these things highlighted today as the day we stop listening to criticism is a bad day for us all.”SEE ALSO – Check out more from the 2019 Remembered Series GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Laois footballers bolster panel ahead of inter-county resumption

first_img Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Laois footballers bolster panel ahead of inter-county resumption Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival News Sean Moore has scored 1-22 so far for Ballyfin in three matches in the club championship while Jack Owens has produced late braces in Emo’s most recent wins over O’Dempsey’s and Portlaoise as they reached the semi final.In further good news, the majority of Quirke’s long-serving players have also made themselves available for selection once again.Mark Timmons, John O’Loughlin, Kieran Lillis, Colm Begley and Ross Munnelly are all set to go again for the remainder of this season.However, Donie Kingston is not involved. Having been Laois’s top scorer in each of the past six years he opted off the panel for the 2020 campaign and hasn’t returned now for the re-fixed season.Graham Brody and Niall Corbet will resume their battle for the number one spot with the likes of Trevor Collins, Brian Byrne, Sean O’Flynn, Robbie Pigott, Eoin Buggie, Ruaidhri C-Fennell, Seamus Lacey and Paddy O’Sullivan, who has returned from Syria, vying for spots in defence.While up front, Benny Carroll, Eoin Lowry, Evan O’Carroll, Gary Walsh, Brian Daly, Danny O’Reilly and Mark Barry join those already mentioned in a joust for the forward positions.But as previously mentioned, there are players who have departed the panel since Coronavirus forced a shutdown in March.Portarlington trio Colm Murphy, Sean Byrne and Jason Moore are all set not to be involved while neither are Damien O’Connor, Gearoid Hanrahan, Marty Scully or Garry Comerford.In a highly competitive Division 2, Laois are still in with a chance of promotion – but not yet clear of relegation.They are set to play two away league games – to Westmeath on October 17 and to Fermanagh on October 24.However, there is now considerable doubt over whether that Fermanagh game will even go ahead as a Covid-19 outbreak in the squad has led to them cancelling all training and seeking for postponements.Regardless, there will be no league finals this year; instead the top two teams will be promoted and the bottom two relegated.Because Laois have a bye to the Leinster quarter-final, they will have a week off before playing the winners of Louth and Longford on November 8.If they win that they will more than likely meet All Ireland champions Dublin in the Leinster semi-final, assuming Dessie Farrell’s side get the better of Westmeath.There is no backdoor system this year so if Laois lose at any stage, they are out.FixturesDiv 2 R6 – Westmeath v Laois – 2pm Oct 17 in TEG Cusack ParkDiv 2 R7 – Fermanagh v Laois – 2pm Oct 24 in Brewster ParkLSFC Q/F – Laois v Longford/Louth – 1.30pm Nov 8LSFC S/F – TBC – Nov 15LSFC Final – TBC – Nov 21All-Ire S/F – TBC – Dec 5All-Ire Final – TBC – Dec 19SEE ALSO – EXPLAINED: Where things stand for the seven remaining Laois inter-county teams In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Laois senior footballers are set to return to action this weekend.More than seven months ago, Mike Quirke’s side were beaten by Kildare in Round 5 of Division 2 of the National Football League.It left them looking for one win from their remaining two games to secure their status in the division for another year – but little did anyone believe it would be 230 days before they would play again.Aside from the world changing, many things have happened in the GAA world since that day and the side that takes to the field at 2pm in Mullingar on Saturday to take on Westmeath is likely to be very different from the one that lost to Kildare.Manager Quirke has made a number of additions to his panel in recent weeks – while there have also been several departures too.On the additions end, Portlaoise’s Gareth Dillon, Arles-Killeen’s Paul Kingston and Ballylinan’s Alan Farrell have returned to the fold after initially opting out at the start of the year.Speaking previously, manager Quirke said that any player who impressed in the club championship would have a chance of staking a claim on the new panel.And he has lived up to his word on that as Ballyfin’s Sean Moore, Emo’s Jack Owens and Killeshin’s Ross Bolger have all accepted call ups. Twitter Pinterest Home Sport GAA Laois footballers bolster panel ahead of inter-county resumption SportGAAGaelic FootballLaois Senior Football Team Facebook TAGSLaois senior football team By Alan Hartnett – 12th October 2020 center_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLunch, dinner, outdoor seating and takeout options – Croft Alley celebrates one year in businessNext article‘I don’t regret it for a minute’ – Carol Nolan on her decision to leave Sinn Féin over pro-choice stance Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. 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Steven Furtado wins Distinguished New Advisor Award

first_img Nominations open for two FP Canada awards Related news The Knowledge Bureau announced on Monday that Steven Furtado has won the 2019 Distinguished New Advisor Award. Furtado, an advisor with Mandeville Private Client Inc./Zagari, Simpson & Associates, has “earned a solid reputation for excellence” through his work with clients and fellow advisors, the Knowledge Bureau stated in a release.  Furtado recieved his award during the opening ceremonies of the Distinguished Advisor Conference (DAC) in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, taking place from Nov. 10 – 13. The award is given to advisors who have been in the industry for less than five years. Winners receive a scholarship to the DAC and three complimentary nights at the conference hotel.“Steven is an outstanding young leader who is making a real difference in financial services and his commitment to leadership, learning and providing the best in collaborative advice for his clients,” Evelyn Jacks, president of Knowledge Bureau, said in a release. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords Awards Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Maddie Johnson Whistleblower, reporter receive anti-corruption prize City skyline at night oxygen64/123RF Top Canadian hedge fund returns 16% over 10 yearslast_img read more

Canaccord reports ‘solid’ Q4 and fiscal 2020 results

first_img Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Toronto-based Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. announced its financial results on Tuesday for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2020.The firm reported diluted earnings per share of $0.17, compared to $0.23 in the previous quarter and $0.12 in the same quarter last year. (Figures exclude significant items.) Financial accounting business sheet calculator awrangler/123RF IE Staff “Despite the unprecedented market turmoil in our fourth fiscal quarter, we achieved a solid quarterly result, which contributed to a strong financial performance for fiscal 2020,” said president and CEO Dan Daviau in a release.For fiscal 2020, diluted earnings per share were $0.81, compared to $0.80 in fiscal 2019.Total client assets in its global wealth management operations decreased by 7.6% year over year to $60.7 billion.“This reduction in client assets has been in line with the broader market declines for equities, partially offset by cash and non-equities in client portfolios,” the release said.At the end of May, total client assets had risen to about $66 billion, reflecting improvements in market prices and net new assets.Client assets in North America were $18.4 billion as of March 31, 2020, a decrease of 12.1% compared to the previous quarter and a decrease of 10.8% year over year.As of May 31, 2020, client assets in North America stood at about $21.5 billion as of May 31, 2020. The firm attributed this increase to improvements in market prices and net new assets.Last month, Canaccord announced its investment in a unified managed account platform to support advisors and portfolio managers in its Canadian wealth management business.Also last month, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management announced it will be the Canadian platform partner to support the entry of New York–based Morgan Stanley Wealth Management into Canada. Companies Canaccord Genuity Group Inc. last_img read more

County seeks community input for five-year housing, community needs plan

first_img Subscribe Connect with LoginI allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgreeNotify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments I allow to use my email address and send notification about new comments and replies (you can unsubscribe at any time). I allow to create an accountWhen you login first time using a Social Login button, we collect your account public profile information shared by Social Login provider, based on your privacy settings. We also get your email address to automatically create an account for you in our website. Once your account is created, you’ll be logged-in to this account.DisagreeAgree guestLabel Name*Email*Website County seeks community input for five-year housing, community needs planPosted by ClarkCountyToday.comDate: Tuesday, September 3, 2019in: Business, Community Newsshare 0 The survey will be open through Thu., Oct. 31 VANCOUVER — Clark County Community Services is seeking survey responses about housing needs in the community. The confidential survey will take less than 10 minutes to complete. All community members outside the city of Vancouver are encouraged to complete the survey.Clark County Community Services officials are asking for feedback from the community to help determine the housing and community development needs for low- and moderate-income households. Photo by Mike SchultzClark County Community Services officials are asking for feedback from the community to help determine the housing and community development needs for low- and moderate-income households. Photo by Mike SchultzThe survey will be open through Thu., Oct. 31. An online version is available at in English, Spanish and Russian. Those who need a paper copy, can contact Samantha Whitley at (564) 397-7842 or [email protected]  Community Services is responsible for submitting a Five-year Consolidated Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development describing the needs and priority areas that Community Development Block Grant and HOME Investment Partnerships program dollars will be used in Clark County, outside the city of Vancouver. As part of this process, the county is asking for feedback from the community to help determine the housing and community development needs for low- and moderate-income households.For more information contact Samantha Whitley, Clark County Community Services, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver 98666-5000, (564) 397-7842 or [email protected] provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTags:Clark Countyshare 0 Previous : Commission on Aging to hear how complete neighborhoods improve livability, connectivity and accessibility Next : Community invited to 9/11 Patriot Day Ceremony to be heldAdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img Name*Email*Website guestLabel 0 Comments Inline FeedbacksView all commentslast_img read more

PM Urges NHT to Provide More Affordable Housing Solutions

first_imgRelatedWork Commences on Granville to Retirement Road in St. James Contact:    Communications Unit-OPM FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller,has called on the members of the Board of the National Housing Trust (NHT) to be far more aggressive in its pursuit of providing affordable housing solutions for NHT contributors. In a meeting with the members of the NHT Board on Thursday (September 6), the Prime Minister who also has Ministerial responsibility for the NHT, implored them to pay special attention to the young professionals, many of whom are unable to afford some of the houses now being built by the NHT. The Prime Minister also called on the Board members to be sensitive to the disabled community when housing solutions are built, by putting in the necessary features to comfortably accommodate those beneficiaries who are physically challenged. She also took the opportunity to remind the Board members of the raft of NHT related promises she made in her Budget presentation earlier this year and that she was looking for all these promises to become a reality within the timeframe outlined. Those promises include the construction of houses to be accessed by sugar workers and hotel workers. The Prime Minister further pointed out that the NHT was never established just to build housing solutions, but to create schemes with all the necessary features of modern communities, including working in collaboration with other agencies of the Government and the private sector, to provide amenities such as community centres, basic schools and playing areas. PM Urges NHT to Provide More Affordable Housing Solutions TransportSeptember 8, 2012 Advertisements RelatedPM Urges NHT to Provide More Affordable Housing Solutions RelatedPM Urges NHT to Provide More Affordable Housing Solutionslast_img read more

Etisalat secures €8B loan for Maroc Telecom bid — report

first_img Related AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 08 APR 2013 Etisalat to bring open RAN to Afghanistan Etisalat has reportedly lined up an EUR8 billion loan to finance a bid to acquire Maroc Telecom from French media group Vivendi.Vivendi is aiming to offload its 53 per cent stake in the Moroccan number-one operator as it looks to reduce its debt. The Maroc Telecom stake is valued at around $6 billion, with the winning bidder also expected to make an offer to buy out minority shareholders.The bid for Maroc Telecom is Etisalat’s first public approach for a foreign company since the failure of its $12 billion bid for a controlling stake in Kuwait’s Zain two years ago.According to Reuters, the dual-tranche loan facility has been secured by the UAE-based operator group with the help of financial advisor BNP Paribas. The loan is understood to consist of a term loan and a bridge loan, with the latter being refinanced at a later date through a bond sale.South Korea’s KT Corp, Qatar Telecom Saudi Telecom and South Africa’s MTN are all believed to be interested in the stake. Qtel is reportedly in talks with JP Morgan about a loan facility to finance its bid while KT is working with Citigroup, Credit Suisse and Societe Generale.Final offers to Vivendi are due at the end of April, the sources said, although any sale would need the approval of the Kingdom of Morocco, which owns a 30 per cent stake in the operator.Maroc Telecom is Morocco’s biggest operator, with around 17.4 million connections, compared with Meditel’s 11.4 million. It is Vivendi’s second highest contributor to earnings after French operator SFR, but growth has slowed as competition has ramped up. Tim joined Mobile World Live in August 2011 and works across all channels, with a particular focus on apps. He came to the GSMA with five years of tech journalism experience, having started his career as a reporter… More Read more Author EtisalatFinancialMaroc TelecomVivendi Etisalat interim chief made permanent Home Etisalat secures €8B loan for Maroc Telecom bid — report Previous ArticleHTC Q1 numbers disappoint; vendor reports sharp profit fallNext ArticleHuawei predicts double-digit sales growth Tim Ferguson Tags Rakuten adds Etisalat to RCP open RAN listlast_img read more