whatsapp BHP chief executive Marius Kloppers was determined yesterday to play down fears that he is about to over-pay for PotashCorp, the Canadian fertiliser group.As Kloppers unveiled healthy annual results, most people’s minds were focused on what he had to say about the group’s pursuit of Potash, for which he has made a $39bn bid.Different times require different tactics, and that applies to mergers and acquisitions as well as anything else.In the heady days of the 1980s, for example, the City loved a deal junkie and flocked to back the likes of Lord Hanson and Williams’ Holding’s Nigel Rudd. Obviously investors were concerned at the kinds of premium being paid to take companies out, but in the main they trusted management to get it right.But the financial crisis we have just been through has changed all that. The careers of men such as Sir Victor Blank and Sir Fred Goodwin took a turn for the worse after they were considered to have made ill-judged acquisitions.Then there is the case of Tidjane Thiam at the Prudential whose $35bn proposed acquisition of AIA had to be aborted due to a lack of support from investors.With markets as nervous as can be and with sentiment clearly against the macho deal-doer, Kloppers could be forgiven for emphasising he won’t overpay for Potash.He was keen to dampen down speculation there would be a host of other bidders for the Saskatchewan-based fertiliser group, something that might lead to the price being ramped up. “This is the only bid on the table,” he said.In the next few days Kloppers will embark on a globe-trotting roadshow where he will canvass shareholders about the bid.He has not had an opportunity between Potash’s rejection last week and yesterday’s results to meet the Saskatchewan-based company’s management.My guess is that he will reassure investors he won’t get into some crazy bidding war but that he might be prepared to up his $130 a share bid a touch in return for an agreed deal. Moving to $140 a share would not break the bank. The bid at current levels, for example, is worth just two and a half years of BHP’s cash-flow.I’m fairly convinced that if there is an auction, Kloppers will walk away if he thinks he has to. And he will be well regarded for doing that. Share More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Wednesday 25 August 2010 9:08 pm Kloppers won’t fall into the bid trap DOUBLE DIPThere’s been so much conjecture about whether we’re headed for a double dip recession and yet nobody really is any clearer about it now than they were a few weeks ago.Each set of economic data is pored over voraciously by analysts and the media alike in an effort to make sense of where the world economy is going. And yet….Today on page 12, Dan Corry, former economics adviser to Gordon Brown, sets out his thoughts on the circumstances that face the coalition government and concludes that many of the events – most of them outside the UK, such as the outcome of the Eurozone crisis – which will determine success or otherwise for the chancellor George Osborne lie outside his control. Somehow that doesn’t sound too [email protected] Heath is away KCS-content Tags: NULL
TOP British business leaders will today pledge to create thousands of jobs in the UK.The heads of leading British firms will meet today with Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street to discuss job creation in the private sector.Representatives from supermarket giants Asda, J Sainsbury, Tesco and Wm Morrison will join Marks and Spencer, McDonalds, Balfour Beatty and other leading firms to pledge to create thousands of new jobs.Changes to employment tribunal legislation will also be announced following today’s jobs summit. The law currently allows employees who have worked for one year to launch a tribunal. This could be raised to two years under new plans, while workers could have to pay a fee to bring a case to tribunal. Meanwhile, the government is also said to be considering reducing the amount of time that firms must pay statutory sick pay, as part of a new “employers’ charter” designed to repair relations with the private sector.As many as 300,000 private sector jobs have been created over the last six months according to Number 10, and are seen as proof that jobs are being created as the coalition lays off public sector workers.“Across a whole range of areas you’re going to see the most pro-business, pro-growth, pro-jobs agenda ever unleashed by a government,” Cameron said.“It’s time we looked forward to a positive, strong, confident Britain. By developing the right skills and jobs I am determined that the many not the few will share in the country’s prosperity.” Share KCS-content Tags: NULL Sunday 9 January 2011 11:03 pm Leading firms to pledge jobs 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 Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp
Scientific Games’ digital division has put marketing services at the core of its sportsbook drive after announcing the arrival of three senior hires.Charlie Riggs, Rick Leask, and Allison Lynch have been recruited from Superbet to lead the marketing team within SG Digital’s sportsbook operations in Gibraltar. Romania-facing operator Superbet began a two-month redundancy process in Gibraltar in August, just a year after it announced plans to double its headcount in the jurisdiction.The trio, supported by a team of 25, will manage SG Digital’s brand and customer research, acquisition and retention, optimisation, analytics, and other day-to-day sportsbook functions. The announcement comes a month after the formation of the sportsbook operations division, which will directly support customers with operations services to help grow their sportsbook businesses.“These hires immediately ramped up our sportsbook efforts, empowering us to continue to build top-tier sportsbook technology for our global partners while simultaneously managing daily operations,” said Keith O’Loughlin (pictured), senior vice-president of sportsbook at SG Digital.“We’re thrilled to have talented individuals with deep industry experience on board; marketing services will further cement our position as a leader and innovator in the sports betting industry.”The team will work under Stuart Weston, vice-president of sportsbook operations, who is heading up the new sportsbook operation.Riggs has been head of marketing at Superbet since last August and was previously head of internal communications at William Hill Online.Leask joined Superbet as head of gaming marketing in January after spells as head of casino at Ladbrokes Coral and casino and games marketing manager at Gala Casino.Lynch, who became head of optimisation at Superbet in January, spent seven years in executive positions at William Hill before departing last March to become Head of CRO and UX B2C at Playtech.The company said the addition of marketing services will enhance the company’s offering to partners.It said in a statement: “With the new team, SG Digital will have an industry leading marketing services team to complement the technology, product offering and platform, further solidifying SG Digital’s position as a leading global supplier of end-to-end sportsbook solutions.“With these solutions now available, SG Digital’s partners are staged for long-term success in sports betting as they level up across their in-venue, retail, and online portfolios.”Scientific has been one of the major driving forces behind sports betting growth in the US since the repeal of PASPA earlier this year. The company has secured a series of deals in states that have moved to legalise sports wagering in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling.These include launching with Caesars in Mississippi, following a successful roll-out in New Jersey.Scientific has also signed a deal with the Delaware Lottery and launched virtual sports in Pennsylvania, ahead of the full roll-out of legalised sports betting in the state.In addition, Scientific recently brought in Alexander Ambrose as chief financial officer of its SG Digital division to support ongoing growth plans in the US, and acquired sports data firm Don Best. Scientific Games division brings in trio of senior executives from Superbet to lead new team AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Sports betting Strategy Sports betting Regions: Europe Southern Europe Gibraltar SG Digital unveils sportsbook marketing service 25th October 2018 | By contenteditor Email Address
National$2.578$2.573$2.549$2.587$2.278$2.895$2.97 (5/26/2018)$4.11 (7/17/2008) But gas prices rose 4 cents this weekFrom AAAFlorida gas prices are back on the rise. The state average increased by four cents last week. Drivers are now paying an average price of $2.46 per gallon at the pump, an increase of nearly 30 cents per gallon from what drivers paid this time last year.“Gas prices could be dragged even higher this week,” said Mark Jenkins, spokesman, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “The state average could soon exceed $2.50 per gallon, based on the current level of wholesale gasoline. Crude prices rose last week after U.S. crude supplies dropped more than expected. The fuel market also remains bullish over optimism of a possible US-China trade agreement. These factors have gas prices going opposite of their usual downturn this time of year. Even still, gas prices are hovering within the same range they’ve been in since August.”“Looking forward, gas prices in 2020 are likely to follow a similar trend as in 2019; with price hikes in the spring, then a steady decline through the fall,” Jenkins continued. “Looking at futures prices, Florida gasoline could average around $2.50 per gallon in the first quarter, then jump 20-30 cents in the spring as refiners conduct seasonal maintenance and switch to summer gasoline. From there, gas prices decline slowly from July-September, then more rapidly through the end of the year. Based on current projections, Florida’s state average could finish 2020 in the $2.30 price range.”Gas prices in 2019 averaged less than the year before. Prices at the pump averaged nearly $2.50 per gallon in 2019. That’s 15 cents per gallon less than the annual average in 2018, but 13 cents more than what drivers paid in 2017. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. SundaySaturdayWeek AgoMonth AgoOne Year Ago2019 High(YTD)2018 HighRecord High TAGSAAAGas Prices Previous articleAAA Offers Tow to Go for New Year’s EveNext articleWhat’s New to Streaming in January Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 2017$2.13$2.73$2.37 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Georgia$2.423$2.417$2.386$2.452$2.099$2.735$2.84 (5/27/2018)$4.16 (9/15/2008) 2019$2.12$2.80$2.50 AAA GAS PRICE AVERAGES(Price per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline) Florida$2.459$2.458$2.418$2.436$2.176$2.795$2.92 (5/25/2018)$4.08 (7/17/2008) Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Click here to view current gasoline price averages Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here FloridaLowHighAnnual Average The Anatomy of Fear In 2019, Florida gas prices peaked at $2.80 per gallon in April, and sank as low as $2.12 in January. The highs and lows of 2019 were more favorable to drivers than last year. In 2018, Florida gas prices peaked at $2.92 per gallon, and reached as low as $2.16.Regional PricesMost expensive metro markets – West Palm Beach-Boca Raton ($2.58), Gainesville ($2.52), Sebastian-Vero Beach ($2.51)Least expensive metro markets – Orlando ($2.41), Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater ($2.41), Jacksonville ($2.42)Florida’s State Average:is the 20th lowest in the nationhad the 16th largest weekly increase compared to all other statesFind Florida Gas PricesDaily gas price averages can be found at Gasprices.aaa.comState and metro averages can be found here Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 2018$2.92$2.16$2.65
ArchDaily Photographs Architects: Alejandro Aravena Area Area of this architecture project Chile Pirihueico House / Alejandro Aravena Projects Save this picture!© Cristobal Palma+ 30 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/551/pirihueico-house-alejandro-aravena Clipboard “COPY” Area: 350 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Houses CopyHouses•Panguipulli, Chile Year: 2004 Photographs: Cristobal PalmaSave this picture!© Cristobal PalmaText description provided by the architects. We were asked to design a summer/winter house in a remote landscape in the most southern part of Chile. More than a design, the client wanted, first of all, an equation that included every possible aspect that one could consider to be included; the design then had to be just the resolution of that equation.Save this picture!© Cristobal PalmaA volcanic site, 4.000 mm of rain every year, strong winds from the north and east, views towards the lake (east) and the forest (west), considerations of the difficulty of bringing materials to this remote place, erasure of any a priori architectural language (be it old or contemporary) were the ingredients of this unknown dish, that should have the capacity to sound familiar once developed.Save this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Cristobal PalmaSave this picture!Second Floor PlanBeing the weather condition very extreme, we started taking as less risk as possible; that’s why we began from the double sloped conventional roof. Slowly, we moved on, deforming it, looking for the views, avoiding the winds, using the frame windows as the arriving or starting points of the slopes. Save this picture!© Cristobal PalmaThis acceptance-rejection logic of the operations, explain the geometry of the second floor; the first floor on the contrary, is a dry resistance box, able to deal with earthquakes and with the solitude this type of houses have to deal with, great part of the year.Save this picture!SectionStones and wood came from the clearence made in the site for the house. The darkness of the object, will be a way to restitute the original density of the place.Save this picture!© Cristobal PalmaProject gallerySee allShow lessIconic Incineration Line in Denmark by Erick van EgeraatArticlesTaka Tuka Land / BaupilotenSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/551/pirihueico-house-alejandro-aravena Clipboard Pirihueico House / Alejandro AravenaSave this projectSavePirihueico House / Alejandro Aravena CopyAbout this officeAlejandro AravenaOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPanguipulliHousesWoodPritzker Prize 2016ChilePublished on May 09, 2008Cite: “Pirihueico House / Alejandro Aravena” 09 May 2008. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 19 January 2005 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Online advertising company Espotting has donated £20,000 to four international charities instead of sending Christmas cards. The amounts given depended on an online vote by clients and other site visitors in the run-up to Christmas.Save the Children received 42% of the vote so was given £8,400. The Association for International Cancer Research (AICR) received 24% so got £4,800. Amnesty International received 20% of the vote so was given £4,000; and UNAIDS received 14% so was given £2,800.It is not clear if any of the beneficiary charities managed to marshal their supporters to vote for them before the Christmas deadline. But, if your charity is ever listed in a beauty parade like this, it would certainly make sense to send an email alert to supporters encouraging them to vote and maximise your charity’s share of the donation. Advertisement Espotting donates £20,000 after online vote 22 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital Research / statistics Trading
RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan News Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says June 2, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific Follow the news on Afghanistan News News RSF_en January 24, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Young radio journalist tortured and killed in Helmand Receive email alerts Organisation May 3, 2021 Find out more to go further Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” News Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn that Noor Ahmad Noori, a journalist who worked for local radio Bost, was killed yesterday in Lashkar Gah, the capital of the southern province of Helmand.“We extend our condolences to Noori’s family and colleagues and we ask the Afghan government to ensure that the investigation promised by Helmand’s governor is effective and leads quickly to the identification of this murder’s perpetrators and instigators,” Reporters Without Borders said.Noori’s blood-covered body was found in a plastic bag in a Lashkar Gah suburb yesterday evening, after he went missing earlier in the day. A forensic doctor at Lashkar Gah hospital, where the body was taken, said he was tortured before being killed. His death was caused by at least two knife blows to the head and probably strangulation with a scarf.Provincial governor Mohammad Naim went to the hospital, where he told journalists that he had ordered a “serious investigation” with the aim of catching those responsible.Radio Bost manager Abdul Salam Zahid told Reporters Without Borders: “He had not been threatened or at least not recently. He was a decent person and his programmes caused no problem. His voice was known to everyone throughout the province. He also hosted special programmes during religious festivities.”Noori’s family nonetheless insisted that he had received telephone threats.Aged 26, Noori had been hosting a daily and a weekly religious programme for the past three years. Launched in 2007, Bost broadcasts 17 hours a day and has around 20 employees, most of them unpaid volunteers.Helmand is one of the country’s most dangerous regions for journalists. At a press conference last month, many Helmand journalists said they felt “powerless against the threats” to which they are exposed and unable to “work properly.”Abdul Samad Rohani, a BBC reporter, was shot dead by Taliban in Helmand in 2008. The year before that, Adjmal Nasqhbandi, a journalist working as Italian reporter Daniele Mastrogiacomo’s guide and fixer, and Sayed Agha, Mastrogiacomo’s driver, were both murdered by Taliban. AfghanistanAsia – Pacific March 11, 2021 Find out more
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