Independent trust could run Sky News to ease News Corp takeover

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal 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 AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Independent trust could run Sky News to ease News Corp takeover whatsapp Show Comments ▼ News Corp could set up an independent body to run Sky News in a bid to smooth the way for its £7.8bn Sky bid.Critics of the bid say media plurality would be harmed if Rupert Murdoch’s firm snaps up the 61 per cent of Sky it does not already own. Culture and media secretary Jeremy Hunt will decide in the coming weeks whether a full Competition Commission probe should be launched.One way of paving the way for a deal could be for News Corp to set up an independent body to run Sky News. City A.M. understands no official contact has been made with Hunt but that senior figures at News Corp are privately considering such a concession in order to secure the acquisition.It is also understood News Corp has objected to several findings in the Ofcom report into the bid, namely that it could pose a threat to media plurality. News Corp declined to comment.Media analyst Claire Enders said it is doubtful News Corp would offer concessions at this stage. She said: “Unless it is absolutely demanded, it makes no sense for News Corp to offer up Sky News. It would also be unprecedented for a minister to make a deal at this stage.” Tags: NULLcenter_img whatsapp KCS-content Share Thursday 20 January 2011 8:02 pm 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 ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Prooflast_img read more

MPICO Limited 2006 Annual Report

first_imgMPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: MPICO Limited (MPICO.mw)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileMalawi Property Investment Company Limited (MPICO) is a property company with interests in property development, rentals and property management. The company owns, leases, manages and develops commercial, residential and industrial properties in major towns and cities in Malawi. MPICO’s property portfolio includes offices, high-rise buildings, residential homes, warehouses and retail outlets; providing property solutions for clients in the major towns and cities of Malawi, including Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu. MPICO owns 35 commercial buildings and a selection of flats, private-lease houses and guest lodges; Its subsidiaries included Capital Developments Limited and New Capital Properties Limited. Malawi Property Investment Company Limited (MPICO) is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgBindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileBindura Nickel Corporation is a mining company operating mines and a smelter complex in Bindura, Zimbabwe; engaged in the mining and extraction of nickel, and production of nickel by-products (copper and cobalt). The company’s current projects include a shaft re-deepening project, sub-vertical service winder and main rock winder drives upgrade project, concentrator plant and sub-vertical medium voltage switch room equipment replacement project, and a smelter restart project. Founded in 1966, BNC is a subsidiary of Zimnick Limited and operated and majority-owned by Mwana Africa plc, an African multi-national mining company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The operating subsidiary of BNC is Trojan Nickel Mine Limited. Bindura Nickel Corporation is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Neimeth International Pharmarcy Plc (NEIMET.ng) 2018 Abridged Report

first_imgNeimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2018 abridged results.For more information about Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Neimeth International Pharmaceutical Plc (NEIMET.ng)  2018 abridged results.Company ProfileNeimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc manufactures and markets a range of Pfizer pharmaceutical and animal health products in Nigeria. The company has one of the most modern pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in West Africa located in Oregun, Lagos. Products in its ethical range include the flagship product CIKLAVIT for the treatment of sickle disease; and Normoretic, Flexodene and Tiocosid. Products in its consumer range include well-known brands such as NCP, Pyrantin, Obron-6, Homtamin G and Pancemol. Products in its animal health care and veterinary range treatments for diseases in poultry and cattle. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals has business interests in Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia and the Gambia. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Which is the best FTSE 100 supermarket stock to buy right now?

first_imgWhich is the best FTSE 100 supermarket stock to buy right now? Perhaps Ocado should not be compared to the bricks-and-mortar retailers as it is a much younger company and wholly online. However, Tesco, Morrison, and Sainsbury have significant online delivery businesses and compete with Ocado for online shopping baskets.Overall, Tesco has the highest average score of 3, followed by Morrison on 2.6, Sainsbury on 2.3, and Ocado on 2. So based on this ranking system, Tesco would be my pick of the FTSE 100 food retailers.Food for thoughtTo check the consistency of the rankings, we can look at how brokers view these stocks. Brokers issue buy, outperform, hold, underperform, and sell recommendations. As of May 7, 81% of broker recommendations for Tesco were either buy or outperform. Sainsbury and Morrison had 50% of broker recommendations coming in as buy or outperform, with Ocado sitting lower with a 37% backing.So, the brokers and our ranking system are both tipping Tesco as the top FTSE 100 supermarket stock. current ratio Tesco WM Morrison Supermarkets James J. McCombie | Monday, 11th May, 2020 | More on: MRW OCDO SBRY TSCO As the markets crashed, FTSE 100 supermarket shares have done relatively well. Food stockpiling delivered significant boosts to revenues and helped drive stock prices higher. Since the coronavirus pandemic started in the UK, fears of a recession have increased. Shares in food retailers tend to outperform when the economy sours, as food is something that doesn’t get cut back much as budgets are squeezed. Given that a recession is coming, including a defensive stock – like one of the food retailers – in a portfolio makes sense, but the question is, which one?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Shopping aroundThere are three bricks-and-mortar food retailers in the FTSE 100: WM Morrisons Supermarkets, Tesco, and J Sainsbury. Completing the set is Ocado, a wholly online supermarket.To help in deciding which of the investments might be the best we can score the companies on size, profitability, return, credit profile, growth, and dividends. For each metric, four points will be awarded for the best, three for the runner up, and so on. The average, across all metrics, will be used to find the final ranking, with the highest score being the winner.Market cap and total sales will stand in as measures of size and strength for the four companies. We will measure profitability with gross, operating, and net profit margins. Three criteria were selected to judge returns on investment: return on invested capital, return on equity, and return on assets.The balance sheet strength of the four food retailers will be assessed by their current ratios, and also a total debt to total equity ratio. Finally, earnings per share and revenue growth, and trailing 12-month dividend yield will be measured.Supermarket sweepLooking at the table below, Ocado stands out. It has a large market cap relative to its sales. In terms of gross margin, Ocado is well above its peers, but it has negative operating, net profit margins, and return measures. But Ocado is growing revenues significantly faster than its peers, and investing heavily to expand its business. gross margin 0.9096 1.71% 5.13% SBRY OCDO Size (12.06)% Profitability 7.85% operating margin 0.7184 0.5799 0% Return on investment 4.28 Growth 17,536 See all posts by James J. McCombie (11.63)% return on assets 4.68% sales (£m) dividend yield Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Ocado 11.68% Credit profile “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 3.89% J Sainsbury 0.6294 0.5922 64,760 Image source: Getty Images. 12.22% 34% TSCO 5.38% return on equity 3.88% revenue 1.66% (26.38)% 1.44% 4.5 (10.64)% 0.54% 1.29 1.98% market cap (£bn) 3.62% Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 3.86% Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 7.55% 28,993 return on investment 23.24 0.52% 2.66% EPS 0.3884 6.98% Ticker (27.73)% 35.12% 2.97% MRW total debt/total equity 2.2 trailing 12 months 0.95% net profit margin I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 3.22% 6.95% 1,757 2.12% 13.11 4.69% James J. McCombie has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 2.24% Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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Rugby World’s New Season Special Edition

first_img TAGS: Highlight Here’s everything you need to know about the October 2018 issue of Rugby World The experienced referee meets us at The Shard, where he still works part-time as a barrister, to discuss the balance between rugby, work and family.DOWNLOAD THE DIGITAL EDITION OF RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINELeinster UnleashedLast season, Leinster were domineering on their run to a Pro14 and Champions Cup double. Can they do it again? We talk to those in the know about why this is only the beginning…Meet Nick FrisbyGlasgow’s latest addition is the former Wallaby scrum-half. He tells us about life settling in at Scotland’s second city and what he expects from Dave Rennie’s side.Dragons Add FirepowerWe head to Newport to meet Richard Hibbard and Ross Moriarty, two powerful recruits determined to add a bit more of an edge to the Welsh region.Dragons duo: Moriarty and Hibbard at Rodney ParadeAnalysis of Sarries’ StrengthsOur resident analyst Sean Holley takes an in-depth look at Saracens’ strengths going forward.New Saint Dan BiggarNow outside the goldfish bowl of Wales, fly-half Biggar explains his move to Northampton and looks at the challenges ahead. Rugby World’s New Season Special EditionIt’s back! The Gallagher Premiership and Guinness Pro14 are all set to kick off for the 2018-19 season so Rugby World are giving you this packed new season special.There have been some big changes over the summer, new coaches have had a chance to embed their new systems and we’re all ready to go again. Has that whetted your appetite? Well below we have ten reasons for you to pick up the October 2018 edition – your essential guide to the start of the season…Team GuidesWe look at the ins and out, the key strengths and predicted fate of each team in the Premiership and the Pro14.Every team covered: Every Pro14 team, like the Cheetahs, and Premiership sidesHow To Improve Your ClubFor those who help run grass roots rugby clubs, we have some advice to help you out. From finding grants to increasing participation and even cutting down on your energy bills, we offer a helping hand.Shark AttackStephen Jones takes a look at Sale Sharks, explaining why he feels the the North West club (and recent signing Chris Ashton) are on the march again and should be competing for the Champions Cup places.Welcome to SaracensOur Welcome to my Club feature returns and this time Alan Dymock visits Saracens for a fan day, meeting the reigning men’s and women’s Premiership champions.At his desk: Wayne Barnes in his chambersWayne Barnes at Workcenter_img There is, of course, plenty more. As well as these ten whopping reasons to read, we also have these brilliant nuggets of insight:Falcon Josh Matavesi opens up about a family tragedyHot stepper Telusa Veainu talks about life in LeicesterSurvey results reveal many elite women want more 15s TestsExeter’s Dave Ewers breaks down the art of ‘latching’Edinburgh team-mates talk in appreciation of Ross FordGiant new Gloucester wing Matt Banahan on pranks, party guests and impressions of team-matesThe Secret Player considers what it’s like when big-name signings arrive at a clubWe get inside the mind of Ulster’s Billy BurnsMasterChef’s Gregg Wallace tells us why he loves rugbyBen Ryan offers training tips for amateur coachesOur nutrition pages offer advice on using supplements safelyMeet rising stars Guy Graham and Diarmuid BarronFollow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

BASF Hosts Seventh Annual ‘Science Behind’ Crop Protection Symposium for Ag…

first_img Facebook Twitter Science Behind Advanced Weed ControlAccording to the Weed Science Society of America, weeds cause more yield loss and add more to farmers’ production costs than insects, disease, birds, deer and other grazers. Such a prolific problem requires a robust solution – which is why BASF has made weed control a priority. Previous articleCommodity Classic Coverage:GMO Labels, Not Welcome at Wal-MartNext articleCall for Infrastructure Improvement at Commodity Classic Gary Truitt “Preventing weeds from impacting yields can be difficult for growers,” said Luke Bozeman, Technical Market Manager, BASF. “It’s important to identify and anticipate the problem weeds in their fields, choose the right mix of herbicides to treat them and apply these herbicides in the right ways at the right times.” Cullers manages a large corn and soybean operation in southwest Missouri. In 2010, he broke his own soybean yield world record with a 160.0 bu/A yield. Dowdy owns a diversified operation in Georgia, where he had the second highest corn yield in the country in 2012 with 372.33 bu/A. Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Feb 27, 2013 Paul Rea,BASF today hosted the seventh annual Science Behind BASF media symposium in conjunction with the Commodity Classic. This year, journalists learned about the latest developments in crop protection through three different sessions led by researchers and growers on topics such as weed control and Plant Health.“While public sector spending on agricultural research is flat, BASF is continuing to invest in agriculture through a variety of activities, including funding more than $2 million per day in research,” said Paul Rea, Vice President, Crop Protection, BASF. “This symposium has become an interactive way for BASF to help educate media on advancements we are bringing to the industry. Our ongoing research in Plant Health and introduction of Advanced Weed Control are important parts of our portfolio of solutions to help growers get the most out every acre.” At the symposium, BASF experts reviewed research and development activities that will drive the next generation of weed management, including a series of demonstrations showing how Advanced Weed Control can help growers tackle today’s toughest weeds. BASF Hosts Seventh Annual ‘Science Behind’ Crop Protection Symposium for Ag Media Science Behind Plant Health“Plant Health is all about the benefits fungicides provide to manage disease and help enhance crops and maximize their yield potential,” said Gary Fellows, Ph.D., Technical Market Manager, BASF. “We have conducted thousands of on-farm trials and lab research on Plant Health benefits and found that, over and over again, plants treated with BASF fungicides help produce more yield.” SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News BASF Hosts Seventh Annual ‘Science Behind’ Crop Protection Symposium for Ag Media Science Behind Successful GrowersKip Cullers, Purdy, Missouri, and Randy Dowdy, Brooks County, Georgia, shared first-hand examples of the information discussed in the other sessions, including their keys to success. “It doesn’t matter how the season is progressing, every year we start the season with the decision that we will stay ahead of weeds, disease and insect pests,” Cullers said. “By planning ahead, we are able to take control of pests before they negatively affect our crop, helping us maximize yield and ROI.” AJ Woodyard, Technical Crop Production Specialist, BASF, shared newly released results from three years of crop protection research trials, using a comprehensive approach, which led to an average 6.0 bu/A increase in soybeans and 18.2 bu/A increase in corn when compared to a non-residual, glyphosate-based program.1,2 SHARE New BASF research on one aspect of Plant Health gives insight into why photosynthesis is important and how BASF fungicides can impact this process. The research shows that BASF fungicide products help plants increase net photosynthesis, which increases energy production and, in turn, yield potential. These products include Headline AMP® fungicide for corn, Priaxor™ fungicide for soybeans and Twinline® fungicide for cereals. Both Cullers and Dowdy discussed their strategies for growing high-yield crops, which include the use of a planned and complete pest management program.last_img read more

Journalist held for “deceiving intelligence services” and “inventing abduction”

first_img RSF_en April 6, 2020 Find out more Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Organisation RwandaAfrica BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate release of Idriss Gasana Byiringiro, a journalism student and reporter for the newspaper Chronicles, who has been held for the past 72 hours on charges of trying to “deceive the intelligence services” and fabricating his claim in an article that he was kidnapped and threatened last month.Detained at the Kicukiro district police station in the Rwandan capital of Kigali, Byiringiro has not been allowed to receive any visits since his arrest on 17 July.“Establishing whether Byiringiro’s article was professional and objective or whether he lied is one thing, but if the intelligence services disputed what he wrote, did they have no alternative but to arrest him?” Reporters Without Borders asked. “Using their right of reply in Chronicles would have been more than enough. Why were they so quick to arrest him and then prevent him from seeing a lawyer or his family?”In his article, which was in the form of an open letter, Byiringiro said he was kidnapped on 15 June by four armed men who confiscated his computer and mobile phone and interrogated him throughout the night about his sources before releasing him the next day. He indicated that he thought the intelligence services were responsible. In the weeks since then, he said he had received threatening messages. After the newspaper’s editor filed a complaint, Byiringiro was asked to go to the police to give a statement. He was arrested when he went.After being held for two days without being able to see his family, lawyer or fellow journalists, he reportedly gave a statement yesterday to certain news media in which he confessed to fabricating the abduction story.The pro-government New Times newspaper quoted him as saying: “This was my plan. As a journalism student, I wanted to investigate if this profession is feasible in Rwanda or if it is true that the government harasses journalists, as indicated in international reports.”It is hard to give Byiringiro’s confession much credence when he is being held without being able to see a lawyer and could easily have been intimidated into making it.Three other journalists are currently detained in Rwanda:- Habarugira Epaphrodite has been held since 24 April for allegedly minimizing the 1994 genocide. When his trial began on 18 July, a prosecutor requested a six-year jail sentence and a fine of 200,000 Rwandan francs. The verdict is due on 30 July. – Agnès Uwimana Nkusi and Saidat Mukakibibi have been detained since 8 July 2010 on a range of charges including minimizing the genocide.Rwanda is ranked 156th out of 179 countries in the 2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, while President Paul Kagamé in on the Reporters Without Borders list of Predators of Press Freedom.Photo : Idriss Gasana Byiringiro (The New Times/B. Asiimwe) to go further The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa Follow the news on Rwanda RwandaAfrica center_img News Help by sharing this information November 27, 2020 Find out more Reports July 20, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist held for “deceiving intelligence services” and “inventing abduction” February 13, 2020 Find out more News News Receive email alertslast_img read more

Moscow court rejects opposition leader Navalny’s appeal

first_img Previous articlePandemic makes prostitution taboo in Nevada’s legal brothelsNext articleA ‘huge resounding’ success: Shiffrin medals in all 4 events Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Twitter Pinterest Moscow court rejects opposition leader Navalny’s appeal Pinterest WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 20, 2021 center_img Twitter Facebook TAGS  Local NewsUS NewsWorld News WhatsApp Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny gestures as he stands in a cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021. Two trials against Navalny will be held: Moscow City Court will consider an appeal against his imprisonment in the embezzlement case and Babushkinsky District Court will announce a verdict in the defamation case.last_img read more

One man dies following Lough Ree rescue

first_img Facebook Twitter By News Highland – March 21, 2014 Previous article“Into the West” seeks clarity on Kennedy’s transport hub proposalNext articleGas fitter jailed for the manslaughter of two teenagers in Castlerock News Highland Google+ News Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A man who was rescued from Lough Ree after a boating accident yesterday afternoon has died in hospital.The man in his 20’s was one of two who were taken from the water and brought to Portiuncula hospital in a critical condition.He was later transferred to University College Hospital in Galway where he passed away overnight.Meanwhile, search efforts have resumed this morning to find a third man also believed to have been on the fishing boat when it got into difficulty.The operation is being coordinated by Malin Head Coastguard PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme One man dies following Lough Ree rescue Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers last_img read more