Tesco boss slams short-term investors

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.com whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Sunday 26 September 2010 10:46 pm TESCO boss Sir Terry Leahy has launched a stinging attack on City investors for failing to act in the best interests of Britain’s public companies.Writing in today’s Times, Leahy said shareholders would benefit from becoming more engaged with the firms they invest in.This would also free up managers from dealing with the goals of short term investors and allow them to create more wealth in the long-run.He said: “Many investors don’t want to get under the skin of the business or don’t have the patience for long-term value creation.“While executives may invest many years… in one company, investors may consider that a long-term interest in a company lasts only a year or two.” center_img 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 ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Share Tesco boss slams short-term investors Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Patagonia purchases AutoGameSYS in €20m deal

first_img Tags: Online Gambling Patagonia Entertainment has acquired AutoGameSYS (AGS) gaming platform in a transaction valued at €20m ($23.7m). Under the agreement, the AutoGameSYS platform will now provide an omni-channel solution with local and international payment processing capability. The platform will feature over 2,000 games from a range of content providers, as well as a complete sports betting platform with more than 20,000 pre-match and live events each month. Patagonia said the acquisition will support its ongoing expansion plans in the Latin America region. Last month, Patagonia moved into Colombia after striking up a partnership with Wplay.co. Victor Arias, global business development manager at Patagonia, said: “Our AutoGameSYS acquisition is the latest step in our growth strategy to maintain our position at the forefront of Latam’s igaming market. “It delivers an all-in-one solution to give clients a turnkey platform ready to quickly operate in any regulated market in the world.”Related article: Patagonia moves into Colombia with Wplay.co Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 9th May 2018 | By contenteditor Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Patagonia Entertainment has acquired AutoGameSYS (AGS) gaming platform in a transaction valued at €20m ($23.7m) Patagonia purchases AutoGameSYS in €20m deal Regions: LATAM Casino & gameslast_img read more

VA governor’s sports betting amendments adopted

first_img Regions: US Virginia Virginia is set to pass a bill legalizing sports betting after state lawmakers amended the proposal to factor in changes requested by Governor Ralph Northam. Legal & compliance VA governor’s sports betting amendments adopted Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance Sports bettingcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Virginia is set to pass a bill legalizing sports betting after state lawmakers amended the proposal to factor in changes requested by Governor Ralph Northam.House Bill 896, which set out plans to permit online and mobile sports betting, passed the House last month by a vote of 59-35 after also clearing the Senate on March 7 by a vote of 33-5.However, rather than signing the bill, Governor Northam requested changes.Among the technical amendments suggested by Northam include allowing an operator to run its sports betting platform “under a brand other than its own”, opening up the market to third party skins.Read more on iGB North America. 23rd April 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Email Addresslast_img read more

2 FTSE 100 stocks I think you should consider in the market crash

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Jabran Khan has no position in any shares mentioned. 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. Enter Your Email Address The market crash, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, has affected a lot of different industries and types of companies. In a time such as this, people will often panic and look to protect themselves from further financial woes. What savvy investors do is bide their time. They do their research and look into what stocks they can pick up cheaply. Even if the price has not fallen much, some stocks are almost ‘crash-proof’ and too attractive to ignore. 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…A couple of the stocks that come into the above category for me are Reckitt Benckiser Group (LSE:RB) and Unilever (LSE:ULVR). RB GroupThe name of the parent company may not resonate with some, but the British multinational boasts many well-known brands. The RB family produces health, hygiene, and home products, including brands such as Gaviscon, Dettol and Durex. With over 40,000 employees worldwide, RB’s products reach households around 190 countries. It recently reported a £2.1bn loss for the 12 months ending 31 December 2019. This is in stark contrast to 2018’s profit of £2.7bn. The primary reason for the loss relates to a £5bn write-down it had to take on a 2017 acquisition of baby formula maker Mead Johnson.The consumer goods giant said that it was investing £2bn into its business over the next three years as part of wider efforts to restructure the firm. The restructuring plans include dividing its brands into three categories, namely hygiene, health, and nutrition.RB added that it was seeing a spike in demand for Dettol and Lysol products, as well as increased online sales from consumers in China.The crash saw RB’s share price dip by almost 15%, but at the time of writing the price sits close to 6250p. This price is close to pre-crash levels, and a promising indicator moving forward. UnileverI wrote about Unilever a couple of months ago, pre-Covid 19, and suggested exercising caution. I did mention I would be keeping an eye on developments, and boy, have there been developments. With the pandemic, consumer goods companies are seeing unprecedented demand.Currently Unilever boasts over 400 brands and operates in 190 countries across the world. It also has a turnover of over 50 billion euros. Split into four main divisions, food and beverage, cleaning agents, beauty products and home care, some of its brands include Lynx, Dove, Ben & Jerry’s, and Surf. It is estimated over 2bn people across approximately 200 countries use Unilever products. A dozen of its brands generate annual sales of over $1bn. Last month, Unilever announced its full year results to 31 December 2019. The key highlights for me were its 3% increase in underlying sales growth, almost 13% increase in free cash flow, and almost 5% growth across each of its divisions. Impressive results in my opinion, which further sweeten the pot from an investment perspective. The crash initially saw a decrease of more than 20% in share price. However that price has improved somewhat since then. The current price-to-earnings ratio sits at just under 22, which is a bit high and represents a slight risk but not something that overly concerns me. It is fair to say that having a large, global footprint is especially advantageous in such turbulent times for these two consumer goods monsters. Jabran Khan | Wednesday, 8th April, 2020 | More on: RKT ULVR 2 FTSE 100 stocks I think you should consider in the market crash Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Jabran Khanlast_img read more

How To Trick Yourself Into Getting Your Homework Done on Time

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Suman KabeerHomework. Most students hear the word and sigh. Nearly everyone hates doing homework, and it’s easy to see why. They sit in front of boring textbooks and do work that they don’t see the point of. It is easy to lose perspective of what homework is for and what it is helping one do, which, at least one reason is to prepare for your exams. It’s an overall unpleasant experience that any student would rather not do. But what if this was not the only way? What if there was a way to make homework awesome and something to look forward to? I’m talking about homework gamification!What Is Gamification? Gamification is turning any activity into a game, with points and rewards. Whether you are doing linear algebra or social studies, turning your homework into a game will make sure that you look forward to doing it. How To Go About It LevelsFirst, you divide your syllabus into levels. As you progress through the year, you’ll essentially be leveling up just like you do in video games.  So chapter one can be level one and so on. You can also divide your chapters into parts. This way, you can have mini-quests like finishing half your chapter in a set amount of time. PointsNext, figure out a system of points. Every assignment you complete can be worth ten points. If chapter one has four assignments, that’s 40 points. If you want to focus on reading your course material, you can assign one point to every page you get to read.  Thus, ten pages gets you ten points. This is a great way to motivate you to read your texts if you are having difficulty doing that. Taking our linear algebra model from before, you can assign a certain number of points for every math problem you solve. You can look at these as skilling up. If you were playing Skyrim on your console, you would sneak around and level up your sneak skill. Just the same way, you could do sums and level up your math skill! Time It Time bonuses are part and parcel of any video game. Here, you will get a time bonus if you finish your homework faster. Bonuses like this are a great way to keep adding points to your score and will help keep you motivated throughout this process. This technique is especially great when you have a tight deadline for the homework that you cannot miss. You can even use this as a way to study for tests! RewardsRewards are what keep people hooked on video games so much. The feeling that you have earned something gives people a sudden rush of serotonin, or the “happy hormones”, and makes people feel good. People keep coming back for the sense of accomplishment and achievement that they felt earlier. To figure out what to reward yourself with, look at what you are putting away when you do your homework. The most obvious thing would be time on social media. If you’re cutting that out, then that is an obvious reward. An easy way to go about this would be to post a picture on social media, sitting down to finish your homework, and then checking your notifications as a reward. The likes, comments, and reactions that you see will give you a natural boost. If you repeat this process enough times, you will associate the boost with finishing your homework, whether you’re doing online homework or any other form. Other things you can reward yourself with are fancy coffees, chocolates, fast food, or time with your friends and family.Lifelines You should work out a system of lives and lifelines that will help you finish your homework. People need homework help all the time. Having a system that takes that into account is very important. You can choose the number of lifelines you can keep for homework help, and have different numbers for different things. If you need help on homework frequently and want to cut down on it, then you can take points away after, say, 5 times of looking for outside help. If you’re looking for homework help and answers, you’ll find solutions both online and offline. If you want to encourage going to the library, you can keep a limited number of library helplines that don’t affect your points, kind of like a power-up. Get HelpThis is not something everyone can do alone. You can rope in your friends as homework helpers for your online homework, and make this into a multiplayer game. When you need help, you can trade points with your homework helpers in exchange for homework help services. You can have different points for online homework help and offline homework help. You can also assign different points to different subjects. Computer science homework help can get you 10 points and cost your friend two points. Offline homework help can cost 10 points and reward 20 points.  Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 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Advert > Win an Invitation book

first_imgSimply visit Community Fundraising Media’s directory entry on UK Fundraising and email [email protected]o.uk with the answer to the following question:“How many editions does the Invitation Book currently have?”Please include your full name, organisation, and email address.The winner will be drawn on Monday 27th June 2005 and announced on UK Fundraising. Howard Lake | 5 June 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. UK Fundraising has teamed up with Invitation Leisure and Dining to give you the opportunity to SAVE up to £4,000 on leisure and dining.The Invitation book is packed with superb leisure and dining offers designed to introduce you to many of the best restaurants, leisure facilities, activities, attractions and retailers. Packed with more than 250 money saving offers worth £4000, there is something in the book for everyone.You can buy your copy from www.invitationbook.co.uk but we are giving UK Fundraising’s readers a chance to win a FREE copy. Advertisement Advert > Win an Invitation bookcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  52 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Community fundraisinglast_img read more

Permian Basin rig count remains steady

first_img Previous articleTryon Lewis steps down from Transportation CommissionNext articleGrace McDonald released from jail on bond admin WhatsApp Baker Hughes logo 2 The rig count in the Permian Basin remained steady with no change the week ending Friday, the latest count by Baker Hughes shows, with 427 rigs active in the region.Nationally, the oil and gas rig count declined by 1 to a total of 946 rigs. A year ago, 729 rigs were active. The count shows that 765 rigs sought oil, an increase of six from the previous week, and 181 explored for natural gas, a decrease of seven from the previous week. The U.S. rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981. It bottomed out in May of 2016 at 404.The regional benchmark Plains-West Texas Intermediate Posting ended Friday at $62 per barrel, down 75 cents from last week. National benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude ended at $65.45 per barrel, down 96 cents from last week.ON THE NET: Baker Hughes rig count. WhatsApp Pinterest By admin – February 2, 2018 Facebook Pinterest Twitter Twitter Facebook Permian Basin rig count remains steady Local NewsBusinesslast_img read more

NDPS Act – Application Seeking Time Extension For Investigation Not Maintainable If Progress Of Probe Not Disclosed: Bombay HC [Read Judgment]

first_imgNews UpdatesNDPS Act – Application Seeking Time Extension For Investigation Not Maintainable If Progress Of Probe Not Disclosed: Bombay HC [Read Judgment] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK21 Aug 2020 12:03 AMShare This – xThe Bombay High Court has held that an application seeking extension of time for investigation under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 is not maintainable if it is is not in conformity with the requirements of proviso to sub section (4) of Section 36A of the NDPS Act.One of the requirements of the report for extension, under proviso to sub section (4) of…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bombay High Court has held that an application seeking extension of time for investigation under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 1985 is not maintainable if it is is not in conformity with the requirements of proviso to sub section (4) of Section 36A of the NDPS Act.One of the requirements of the report for extension, under proviso to sub section (4) of Section 36A of NDPS Act, is that it should disclose the progress of the investigation.As per Section 36A(4), the Court can extend the time for investigation up to a further period of 180 days, beyond the original period of 180 days, on the report of the Public Prosecutor “indicating the progress of the investigation” and the “specific reasons for the detention” of the accused beyond the said period of one hundred and eighty days.In the instant case – Nayantara Gupta vs State of Maharashtra – the applicant was arrested on 12.11.2019 for offences under NDPS Act involving commercial quantity. On May 11, 2020, the Prosecutor filed an application for extension of time for probe. The Special Court did not pass any order on the merits of the application and kept it pending in view of the suo moto order passed by the Supreme Court on March 23 extending limitation period. The next day, the applicant moved an application seeking default bail. On May 15, the Special Court dismissed the application, holding that the time for probe stood extended in the light of the SC order extending limitationChallenging this, the applicant moved the High Court.The HC noted that the SC has held in the case S Kasi vs State that the suo moto extension of limitation is not applicable to investigation.A bench of Justice Anuja Prabhudessai said that since the extension of time for investigation curtails personal liberty, it cannot be ordered in a mechanical manner but has to be with “due application of mind and on being satisfied about the progress of the investigation and the reasons for detention as spelt out in the report of the prosecutor justifying such extension”.The Court noted that the application was signed by the investigating officer and was submitted to the court by merely appending the signature of the Prosecutor.”The application dated 6.5.2020 is nothing but a transmission of the request of an Investigating Officer for extension of time. Such request, which is submitted without being satisfied of the progress of the investigation and the reasons of detention, cannot be construed as a report of the public prosecutor as envisaged by proviso to Sub-section (4) of Section 36(A) of the NDPS Act”, the Court said.The main reason stated for seeking extension was the inability to complete the investigation due to lockdown declared because of Covid 19 pandemic.  The report did not disclose the progress of the investigation.”The application/report does not disclose the progress of the investigation conducted during this four and half months period i.e. from the date of the arrest till the date of the lock down. The report does not reflect steps taken for recording the statements of the witnesses and calling for the CDR and Chemical Analysis report during this period of four and half months. Under the circumstances, the reasons stated in the application cannot be considered as genuine. There are no justifiable reasons for extending the time for completing the investigation. Suffice it to say that the prayer for extension of time, which directly affects the liberty of the applicant, cannot be granted on the basis of an application/report which is not in conformity with the requirements of proviso to sub section (4) of Section 36A of the NDPS Act”, the HC observed. The Court further observed that “with grant of bail, liberty of the applicant-accused stands protected but with casual approach of the investigating officer and the public prosecutor in discharging their statutory duties, the societal interest stands dented.””It is not for the court to conjecturise the reasons or causes for such lackadaisical investigation or mechanical approach of the public prosecutor. Suffice it to say that such lapses tend to render the stringent provisions of bail nugatory and thereby deflect the criminal justice system. It is therefore necessary that the concerned authorities look into the above noted serious lapses, fix accountability, and take corrective measures in the matter”, the Court said in conclusion.Case DetailsTitle : Nayantara Gupta vs State of MaharashtraBench : Justice Anuja PrabhudessaiAppearances : Advocate Guarav Thote for the applicant; R.M. Pethe, APP for the State; Jitendra Mishra for Respondent No.1 – UoI Click here to download the judgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

‘Ensure That Elephants Held In Captivity By Temples Are Treated In A Humane & Dignified Manner’: Madras High Court To Authorities

first_imgNews Updates’Ensure That Elephants Held In Captivity By Temples Are Treated In A Humane & Dignified Manner’: Madras High Court To Authorities Sparsh Upadhyay28 April 2021 9:01 PMShare This – xThe Madras High Court on Tuesday (April 27) appealed to the relevant authorities to ensure that the elephants held in captivity by the various temples are treated in a humane and dignified manner, are provided sufficient food and water and shelter from the heat, and not otherwise beaten or mistreated in any manner or form.The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy was presiding over a PIL filed by one Rangarajan Narasimhan, concerning temple elephants and other elephants owned by private individuals.The Court noted that there were two aspects to the present matter:-Treatment of the elephants in captivity, particularly in several temples in the State. Desirable prohibition of the wonderful animal being domesticated or used as a beast of burden any furtherThe Petitioner submitted that two elephants by the names of Andal and Lakshmi at the Srirangam Temple were without mahouts. Though the State didn’t admit the position, however, the Court remarked,”It has to be immediately looked into whether the two elephants are interacting with any person who is attending to them, since elephants are known to be attached to individuals and even emotional to some extent.”Further, asking the relevant authorities to ensure that the elephants are treated in a humane and dignified manner, the Court also remarked that they should be provided with sufficient food and water and shelter from the heat and not otherwise beaten or mistreated in any manner or form.Importantly, the petitioner submitted that the elephants in captivity should be treated in accordance with the provisions of the Tamil Nadu Captive Elephant (Management and Maintenance) Rules, 2001. Noting this submission, the Court remarked,”Since such provisions have been put in place under the Wild Life Protection Act, 1972, it is necessary that the State, through officials of the Forest Department, in conjunction with officials of the HR & CE Department, reports on the compliance of such rules at every temple site with any captive elephant. Such a report has been directed to be filed when the matter appears next on June 8.Case Title: Rangarajan Narasimhan v. Chief Secretary & Ors.Click Here To Download OrderRead OrderTagsTamil Nadu Captive Elephant (Management and Maintenance) Rules Elephants #Madras High Court Captive Elephants Cruelty against animals Private Ownership of Elephants elephant protection Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy Next Storylast_img read more

Half a million people pledge to storm Area 51 to ‘see them aliens’

first_imgDigitalGlobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Nearly half a million believers have declared they’re rushing Area 51 to “see them aliens.”By late Friday, 496,000 Facebook users RSVPd “yes” in hopes of catching up with their other-worldly friends at the event “Storm Area 51, They Can’t Stop All of Us” on Sept. 20 in the Nevada desert. An additional 494,000 users responded that they were interested.“We will all meet up at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction and coordinate our entry,” according to the event organizer, whose Facebook handle is Sh**posting cause im in shambles.“If we naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets. Lets see them aliens,” the organizer wrote, referring to the Japanese anime “Naruto” title character’s distinct running style, in which he runs with his arms outstretched straight behind him. The term is also a popular meme.“Lets see them aliens,” he concluded.Area 51 is the part of the Nevada desert located in the highly-classified remote detachment of Edwards Air Force Base, where conspiracy theorists believe UFO spacecraft are stored.Would-be alien buddies should brace themselves for possible disappointment, though.Some social media users expressed concern over the timing of the event.“Folks, bad news,” Facebook user Jen Petrilli, posted on the event’s discussion page. “This event is planned for September 20th. While I love this planning time, this gives them a lot of time to move the aliens out of Area 51. If we want to get our extraterrestrial pals into safe and loving arms, this needs to ASAP. Love, A friend to the aliens.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more