Burberry is set for strong sales growth

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Snow disturbs sales jump at Travis Perkins

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UK gambling giants to discuss voluntary ad crackdown

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The UK’s leading gambling operators will today (Tuesday) meet to discuss a range of new voluntary restrictions on advertising, which could see the end of in-play odds being displayed on TV.Industry sources have confirmed to iGamingBusiness.com that the board of the Remote Gambling Association (RGA) will discuss a range of changes to the Industry Group for Responsible Gambling (IGRG) advertising code later today amid growing calls for a government-led crackdown.Among the measures to be discussed are a total ban on pre-watershed advertising – with no exception for sports broadcasts – and banning ads promoting in-play odds.The RGA members, which include the likes of William Hill, GVC, The Stars Group and Paddy Power Betfair, will also debate whether to restrict gambling ads to one slot per commercial break.The association was unwilling to be drawn on the exact changes that could be discussed at the meeting, aside from confirming the potential enhancements and additions would be discussed.“At this stage it would be wrong to speculate on the outcome of the review, but we are all very mindful of the public concerns that have been expressed about the amount of sports’ betting advertising that takes place on television,” RGA social responsibility and regulatory affairs manager Stella Dalton said.While the prospect of such controls being introduced across the industry may appear radical, a number of similar restrictions are already set to be introduced or have been proposed.For example, UK broadcaster Sky last month announced plans to limit gambling ads to one slot per commercial break from the start of the 2019-20 Premier League season. From 2020, all Sky subscribers will also have the option to have their set top boxes replace gambling ads with alternative commercials.GVC, owner of the Ladbrokes, Coral, bwin and Sportingbet brands, has spoken out in favour of a ban on gambling ads being shown around sports broadcasts before the 9PM watershed, as part of a range of corporate social responsibility measures announced in October this year.The RGA has also voiced its suppport for new controls on advertising. In response to the UK Gambling Commission’s review of online gaming, published in March this year, the association said that it had committed to backing new restrictions on operator ads.The discussions will take place against a backdrop of increasing pressure from parliament and the public to introduce stricter regulations for the UK gambling industry. This has already seen the government forced into an embarrassing climb-down on its decision to implement a reduction in maximum fixed odds betting terminal (FOBT) stakes to £2 from October 2019.The decision sparked an outcry and the resignation of Minister for Sport and Civil Society Tracey Crouch, and an amendment to force the implementation date forward to April 2019 attracted support from all political parties. This ultimately led to the government agreeing to bring the implementation forward in order to avoid having its 2019 Finance Bill voted down. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Marketing & affiliates UK gambling giants to discuss voluntary ad crackdown 20th November 2018 | By contenteditor Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting New advertising restrictions to be discussed at RGA board meeting later today Email Addresslast_img read more

The greatest hookers of all time: Mario Ledesma

first_imgMario Ledesma spearheaded a golden generation that catapulted Argentinian rugby into the global consciousness. Once the beating heart of the Puma pack, Ledesma is one of the greatest hookers of all time Four years later, another knockout defeat to eventual champions – New Zealand triumphing 33-10 in the quarter-final – signalled Ledesma’s last appearance. His 84 Tests make him Argentina’s most capped hooker and fourth most capped Puma overall.Making way for Agustin Creevy at Eden Park, Ledesma began to cry. There was almost certainly a streak of sadness, but phenomenal pride too. Major teams: Curupatyi, Narbonne, Castres, Clermont
Country: Argentina

Test span: 1996-2011
Argentina caps: 84 (67 starts)

Test points: 15 (3 tries)Wallaby prop Sekope Kepu might seem an odd choice to present a shrewd depiction of Mario Ledesma’s character, not least because he was only ten when the Argentinian made his Test debut against Uruguay in 1996.However, in describing the nature of Ledesma’s set-piece sessions with the Waratahs – where the former Puma acted as a consultant coach under Michael Cheika – Kepu encapsulates the passion and enthusiasm that filled his mentor’s blue and white jersey.“At training we have one-minute scrums. He’s crawling in and out underneath us. We’re thinking, ‘Geez, if this comes down, you’re crushed.’ But that’s the trust he’s instilled in us.”You could argue that Ledesma’s faith in the stability of an Australia scrum may be misplaced. However, what was undeniable during the hooker’s playing days was similarly unreserved commitment. ‘Super Mario’ earned his charming nickname with a remarkable World Cup record, playing in 18 matches at four tournaments between 1999 and his retirement in 2011. His career also took him to the Top 14 and he started for Clermont in the successful final of 2010, still les Jaunards’ sole league title.One of many natural leaders in his generation – he captained the side against Japan on just his 15th cap – Ledesma was often seen with tears pouring down his cheeks during the national anthem.In fact, such emotion became a hallmark of the 2007 World Cup, where Argentina beat hosts France, Ireland and Scotland before succumbing in the semi-final to South Africa. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: The Greatest Players Argentina’s Mario Ledesma last_img read more

Super Rugby 2017 – Round 12 Highlights

first_imgFriday May 12, 2017 Super Rugby 2017 – Round 12 Highlights Round 12 of Super Rugby is underway, with two matches having been played today in New Zealand and Australia respectively. We will get all the match highlights posted up here by the end of the round. *All highlights now up to date belowJAGUARES vs WESTERN FORCETwo tries in the final 15 minutes have handed the Force a gutsy 16-6 win over Jaguares in Buenos Aires – their first overseas win this year.SOUTHERN KINGS vs SHARKS The Kings produced a massive #SuperRugby upset beating the Sharks 35-32 in a high scoring match in Port ElizabethBULLS vs HIGHLANDERSA Malakai Fekitoa try has helped the Highlanders claim a last-gasp 17-10 victory over the Bulls in Pretoria.REBELS vs REDSThe Reds claimed their third victory of the season on Saturday as they beat the Rebels 29-24 in an entertaining derby in Melbourne.CRUSADERS vs HURRICANESThe Crusaders continued their perfect start to the Super Rugby season, beating the Hurricanes 20-12 in Christchurch.BRUMBIES vs LIONSThe Lions got the job done but were made to graft for their 13-6 victory over the Brumbies in Canberra on Friday.BLUES vs CHEETAHSThe Blues continued with their impressive form of late when they claimed a deserved 50-32 victory over the Cheetahs in Auckland on Friday.credit: sanzaarADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart 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

White House Egg Roll Highlights Egg Industry

first_img By Gary Truitt – Mar 27, 2016 White House Egg Roll Highlights Egg IndustryToday, the American Egg Board will continue its nearly four decades of support of the White House Easter Egg Roll with the 39th Commemorative Egg presentation to First Lady Michelle Obama on behalf of America’s egg farmers. Honoring the final Easter Egg Roll of the Obama Administration, this year’s theme is “Let’s Celebrate.” The event will feature live music, sport courts, cooking stations, storytelling, Easter egg rolling, and the first-ever White House Fun Run. Chris Pierce, member of the American Egg Board, says the event is a unique promotional and educational opportunity for the egg industry, “American egg producers donated 15,000 hardboiled eggs for the egg roll plus an additional 15,000 eggs for egg pops, an egg treat that will be available for all participants.”American presidents and their families have celebrated Easter Monday by hosting an “egg roll” party for over a century.  Some historians note that First Lady Dolley Madison originally suggested the idea of a public egg roll. Others tell stories of informal egg-rolling parties at the While House dating back to President Lincoln’s administration. Today, more than 35,000 attendees participate in a number of fun activities.Eggs are more popular than ever among Americans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They are on trend with Americans’ appetite for more protein. In fact, egg sales are the highest they’ve ever been, according to Nielsen, growing by $1.4 billion to $7.3 billion in 2015. Easter is an especially important time of year for the egg industry, as the average U.S. household consumed 4 dozen eggs at Easter in 2015, a 5 percent increase over 2014. Price said, among the displays at the White House today, will be a hands-on activity that will trace the production and processing of eggs from farm to plate. Facebook Twitter SHARE White House Egg Roll Highlights Egg Industry Home Indiana Agriculture News White House Egg Roll Highlights Egg Industry Facebook Twitter Previous articleThis Year a System for Weed Control is what is NeededNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truitt SHARElast_img read more

California Gubernatorial Candidates on the State’s Housing Crunch

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: The Long Road to Recovery for Ohio and Foreclosures Next: Collingwood’s Tim Rood: Moving Mortgage Forward The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago As home prices in the western U.S. continue to climb, candidates for the California governorship are offering up solutions to tackle the crisis. At a recent conference in Sacramento hosted by the advocacy group Housing California, six leading gubernatorial candidates spoke on the costs of new homes and rising rates of homelessness in their state.Data from the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index shows that the western U.S. is home to some of the hottest markets in the country, and the candidates for governor will undoubtedly be expected to address these housing concerns.Former San Francisco Mayor and frontrunner Democratic candidate Gavin Newsom has pushed for 3.5 million homes to be built within seven years, which his rivals have called “unrealistic.””The problem with being audacious is no one thinks it can be done,” Newsom said.Other Democratic candidates, including Antonio Villaraigosa and John Chiang, have called for similar drastic programs. Villaraigosa suggested increasing the current housing subsidy from $4 billion to $6 billion, while Chiang set a building goal similar to Allen’s, which he capped at a more “realistic” 1.6 million units within a decade.Republican candidates John Cox and Travis Allen, however, view government housing subsidies as more detrimental than helpful, noting the high taxpayer cost such programs would bring.”The California Democrats do not need to saddle Californians with even more debt,” said Allen. “This is the entirely wrong approach.”Cox proposed that the first step toward more housing was to eliminate some of the environmental and other regulations in order to reduce costs and time involved in construction.”They can subsidize a few thousand homes somewhere and that might help a few thousand people,” Cox said, “but it’s not going to help the hundreds of thousands who are living day-to-day spending 40 to 50 percent of their income on housing.” Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / California Gubernatorial Candidates on the State’s Housing Crunch Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago March 13, 2018 1,669 Views  Print This Post About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily California Gubernatorial Candidates on the State’s Housing Crunch Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Tagged with: Affordable Housing Affordable Housing Crisis California Governor HOUSING housing shortage inventory shortage Subsidies in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Government, Headlines, Journal, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Affordable Housing Affordable Housing Crisis California Governor HOUSING housing shortage inventory shortage Subsidies 2018-03-13 Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Subscribelast_img read more

The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors

first_img Previous: Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing Next: Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others.  Print This Post Sign up for DS News Daily Florida takes the top spot for what the authors of a new report call “profitable investing,” followed by Dallas/Fort Worth, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Houston.A Q1 report from MyHouseDeals.com, an online community for residential real estate investors, provides data about which market areas and deal types are available.”2020 was a historic year as the U.S. navigated the coronavirus pandemic. The residential real estate industry thrived as historically low mortgage interest rates led to unprecedented demand. Strong market conditions have extended into 2021. While mortgage rates have crept up a bit, the market is still red-hot and pricing wars are commonplace,” according to the MyHouseDeals report.During the first quarter of 2021, MHD says it added thousands of deals in the following categories:Wholesale real estate deals (76.9%)Investor-ready foreclosures (18.1%)Motivated MLS deals (4.4%)Motivated seller deals (0.5%)Realtor.com recently named another metro area, Canton, Ohio, one of the best places for real estate investors.”Pre-pandemic, Canton made the list of our 20 hottest housing markets thanks to its affordability,” noted Realtor.com’s Elena Cox. “With a median listing price about half the national median of $375,000, Canton is the most budget-friendly metro on our list—it’s also a good place for investors who want to turn single-family homes into rentals.”Joey Marino with Whipple Auction and Realty has worked with buyers from all over the country, including Las Vegas, the Carolinas, and New York, who are looking to purchase investment properties in Canton.“The rents are not near as high as what you would get in New York City, but the return on investment can still get you 1% or more monthly,” Marino told Realtor.com.Single-family home rentals remained a strong market for investors during the last year with good prospects ahead, despite the challenges for owners of other rental properties as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic moratoria, DS News reported in its May 2021 print edition.“The single-family home rental market is absolutely on fire,” Jeff Pintar, CEO, Pintar Investment Company told DS News, echoing the sentiments of other market experts. “In all aspects of it, it’s continued to get stronger and stronger and has continued to evolve. The operational efficiencies of this business are actually far better than multifamily or other asset classes.”“Most of our customers are adding to their portfolios right now,” added Bill Tessar, President, Civic Financial Services.With home prices rising to incredible heights, all-cash offers on houses are winning bidding wars, says Realtor.com, and cash buyers are typically real estate investors or people looking for second homes.Thus, the ability to pay cash for a property investment gives one an edge, and the folks at MHD suggest studying the data maps in this Q1 2020 report, which includes an ARV per market area graph, at MyHouseDeals.com. Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2021-05-28 Christina Hughes Babb Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2 days ago 235 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 1 day agolast_img read more

Brundidge to receive prorated share

first_img The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Print Article The City of Brundidge could receive as much as $250,000 from the bankruptcy estate of Transload America.Brundidge City Manager Britt Thomas told city council members Tuesday that Brundidge is one of the unsecured creditors who will have a prorated share of $1.8 million.The City of Brundidge recently claimed $2.2 million in the suit filed in the bankruptcy estate lawsuit.  However, the city agreed to accept a prorated share rather than go through what could be a lengthy and costly court process or chance of having the city’s claim thrown out. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Sponsored Content Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 3:00 am Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Max Mobley, Polyengineering, said the engineer agreement for the project will be lumped into one sum. However, the city is also applying for a Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $350,000. If that grant is awarded, Mobley said a second contract could be required if the $350,000 is excluded from the agreement.Thomas reviewed the Municipal Water Pollution Report with the council. He said the city is permitted for the discharge of 600,000 gallons of wastewater per day into the wastewater treatment facility. At present, an average of 396,000 gallons of treated wastewater is discharged into Whitewater Creek per day.Thomas said the city will be used as a guinea pig for a company that is testing a product designed to reduce the sludge in wastewater treatment facilities in a relatively short period of time.Jennifer Amlong, children’s librarian at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library, gave a report on the summer library program.  Amlong said 162 children are register for the program and that’s up from 80-plus children who registered last year. By The Penny Hoarder The summer library program will continue for four more weeks.The Brundidge City Council meets at 4 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Brundidge City Hall. The meetings are open to the public. By Jaine Treadwell Brundidge to receive prorated share Book Nook to reopen Skip You Might Like Parlor Time brings laughs The scriptures read, “And Sarah laughed” and so did Sara Dickert Bowden’s audience at Parlor Time at the Salem Baptist… read more Thomas said the city’s prorated share could be less than $250,000 but should be somewhere close to that figure. The matter should be settled in 30 to 45 days.The council voted to adopt the Brundidge Solid Waste Management Plan for a 10-year period. The plan is required by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.The council voted in favor of the resolution giving the mayor and city manager the authority to proceed with the application for funds to upgrade the city’s wastewater treatment facilities. The cost of the project is estimated at $1.9 million at an interest rate of 2.5 percent over a 20-year period.last_img read more

College move for call centre staff

first_img Comments are closed. College move for call centre staffOn 11 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article BT is linking up with a further education college to launch a call centretraining facility.Two per cent of the UK population is now said to work in call centres withcompanies offering customers an ever-expanding array of services over thephone.The new training facility at Sheffield College will cater for up to 20trainees at a time. The first intake is due to start the course in mid April.Jim Moore, general manager of BT Education, said, “This facilityprovides individuals with the core skills that a growing number of companies,including BT, are seeking. It will mean a ready pool of potential staff trainedin the skills appropriate to call centre work.”Alan Biggin, senior manager at Sheffield College, said the software andscripts used in the training will simulate the booking of air flights. But headded, “The skills the trainees will learn will be readily transferable toother business situations because the technology and principles involved willbe exactly the same.”Call centre operators have previously been criticised by unions for creatinga stressful environment for staff.BT and the Communication Workers’ Union reached an agreement this year afterstaff took strike action over what the union described as “heavy-handedmanagement”. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more