alison.lock Friday 14 January 2011 8:54 am Smith & Nephew denies merger or takeover talks ARTIFICIAL knee and hip maker Smith & Nephew has denied that it is in any talks on a merger or takeover, after a week of speculation over approaches caused its share price to spike.The company made the announcement after a Daily Telegraph report yesterday said it was weighing a merger deal with its privately-owned US rival Biomet.The report followed an earlier statement from Smith & Nephew that confirmed it rejected a £7bn bid from Johnson & Johnson last month.The UK company, which also has woundcare and endoscopy units, has been tipped as a target for some time, although industry analysts say a takeover by a large rival like Biomet or J&J could run into antitrust issues.Smith & Nephew shares, which hit a record high of 739p on Monday after the report of the J&J bid, initially jumped as much as 4.6 per cent this morning on the Biomet merger report. The stock reversed the gains to stand 1.0 per cent lower this afternoon after the company’s statement.“Smith & Nephew has a long-standing policy of not commenting on press speculation, unless there is a regulatory obligation to do so,” the company said in a short release.“However, exceptionally, Smith & Nephew wishes to clarify that it is not engaged in any discussions which could lead to a merger or a takeover involving the company.”A spokesman said the statement had been issued voluntarily to clear the air and allow management to focus on running the company. whatsapp More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com whatsapp Share Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULL
GNOG pens NY market access deal with Tioga Downs Golden Nugget Online Gaming (GNOG) has agreed a deal with Tioga Downs Race Track in New York that could see it launch online gambling in the US state, subject to future legislation, regulatory approval and license eligibility. Online casino Read the full story on iGB North America. Email Address Under the 20-year market access agreement, GNOG would launch a new online casino under Tioga Downs’ license in New York. 24th February 2021 | By Robert Fletcher New York is yet to legalize online casino gambling and the agreement would be contingent on the state regulating such activities. Legislation allowing casinos to operate multiple online skins would also be required as Tioga Downs currently has an agreement with FanDuel. Both pieces of necessary legislation have been introduced in this year’s legislative session. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “New York is key to our growth strategy and we look forward to the state embracing online gaming,” GNOG president Thomas Winter said. “We will remain focused on securing new market access partners in more US states.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Golden Nugget Online Gaming Tioga Downs Regions: New York Topics: Casino & games Online casino GNOG would pay Tioga Downs, one of only seven commercial and tribal casinos in the state, a percentage of its net gaming revenue, which would be subject to minimum royalty payments for the duration of the deal.
Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Olympia Capital Corporation Limited (OLYMPI.bw) 2018 annual report.Company ProfileOlympia Capital Corporation is an investment holding company operating in the construction industry in Botswana. Through its subsidiaries, the company manufactures and markets a range of building materials that includes vinyl floor tiles, and aluminium and PVC windows and door frames. The company also has interests in manufacturing and supplying industrial adhesives and glue, cleaning chemicals, fire equipment, water pumps. Olympia Capital Corporation manages a portfolio of real estate investments which includes Avon Centre and Heri Heights Limited. The company has identified opportunities to expand its footprint in southern and eastern Africa. Olympia Capital Corporation Limited is a subsidiary of Olympia Capital Holdings Limited.
With Billy Vunipola missing and flak flying in all directions, England need leaders like never before. Step forward 37-year-old Nick Easter… Bond: Stuart Lancaster and Chris Robshaw will welcome the experience of Nick Easter TAGS: Highlight Robshaw has copped plenty of stick this week for not taking the three points on offer at the last knockings of the game against Wales.A worse decision was the one that saw England chuck the ball to the front of the line-out making it easy for the Welsh pack to shove them into touch and win the game.You can’t imagine Easter letting a decision like that get made in the heat of the battle and he is one player who Robshaw will be able to lean on late on Saturday night.In the glory days Martin Johnson had plenty of leaders to help him out – Lawrence Dallaglio, Neil Back, Jonny Wilkinson, Matt Dawson and Will Greenwood would all have had their say and it is hard to see that little lot having a collective brain freeze.Robshaw needs all the help he can get and Easter brings a bucket load of experience and a decent helping of street-wise expertise.Marseille spirit: England could do with Dallaglio and Wilkinson’s leadership qualitiesEaster knows why he has been called up as he explained earlier this week. “Just through my sheer number of years in the game I’ve been in pressure situations,” he explained. “I have an understanding of what sort of advice to give and I’d like to lend my experience.“I can definitely offer him support. When you are pro sportsmen, whether its disappointment or elation, you have to make sure you stay on a level, you can’t get carried away when you get a result like Wales or when you suffer on the other side. You have to make sure that you reason all your actions in the 80 minutes and treat it the same. I’ll give him my two-pennies if he wants it, but we’ve seen this guy bounce back many a time.” Cue Easter. Stuart Lancaster is facing the biggest game of his coaching career on Saturday at Twickenham when the Wallabies come to town. Lose that and England will be out of town and hosting a party they are not invited to, but it is not all doom and gloom down at Pennyhill Park, the England training base.The knives are already out for ‘the boss’, the captain Chris Robshaw, the RFU chief executive Ian Ritchie and the bloke who sorts out the parking on match-days.But win against Australia and Lancaster will be the greatest coach since Carwyn James was leading the Lions to glory in New Zealand in 1971, and everyone’s job will be safe for another couple of weeks, at least.Back in town: Nick Easter has the sort of chutzpah that will not be fazed by the WallabiesMost coaches need a bit of luck and Lancaster had a massive dollop of it this week when he called Nick Easter up to the squad.Billy Vunipola was crocked with a knee injury so the 37-year old Harlequin, who probably should have been in the squad in the first place, is parachuted straight into the match-day 23 against Australia, which tells you two things.Firstly the coach wants a specialized No 8 on the bench because he is not sure how long Ben Morgan is going to last and secondly he wants a bit of good-old fashioned rugby nous in his group. How he didn’t pick Easter in the first place is anyone’s guess but he’s in there now.Easter has been around the block more than once and will be the one link with the 2007 World Cup campaign when England, who played like a pub team in the pool stages, managed to get to the final. He is also a confidant and friend of Robshaw’s.Vunipola is going to win more caps than Easter ever will but for now he does not strike us as the sort of leader England are requiring with backs against the wall.Bond: Stuart Lancaster and Chris Robshaw will welcome the added leadership of Nick Easter It might be a sign of desperation that England reckon a man who is on the downhill slope to 40 is the player to get them through to the quarter-finals. But he has been here before and England were in a bigger mess eight years ago than they are now.If he pulls this one out of the fire it really would be something to tell the grandchildren about. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/951407/pelicans-villa-main-office Clipboard Photographs Photographs: Rafael Gamo CopyHouses•Sayulita, Mexico Lead Architects: 2020 Mexico Sima Agisheva, Dante Borgo, Isabella Eriksson Projects Save this picture!© Rafael Gamo+ 40Curated by Clara Ott Share Design Team:Angie Guzmán, Paulina Castro, Mave Zurita, Luis Gordian, Brenda Cibrian, Pablo AlemánContractor:Terraza ConstruccionesCity:SayulitaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Rafael GamoRecommended ProductsRenders / 3D AnimationVectorworksVectorworks ArchitectFiber Cements / CementsApavisaTiles – Nanofusion 7.0WindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXText description provided by the architects. Immersed in the jungle, the new holiday complex, surrounded by lush vegetation and featuring its own private beach, accommodates up to 20 guests and exudes the mellow ambience of a yoga retreat. The architects redesigned eight villas and a common area at the top of the hill including a shared kitchen, a dining room and a swimming pool, preserving the references to the African aesthetic, which reflect the heritage of the resort’s previous owner, originally from South Africa. As a result, the project eclectically combines Mexican elements and an African mood. While externally preserving its original atmosphere and palapa roofs, the architects endeavoured to create contextual interiors that resolve the pathologies suffered by the original structure due to its direct exposure to the tropical sun and the ocean breeze, while leaving the least environmental impact as possible.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!© Rafael GamoThe materials used for the restoration are all sourced from local resources. For the warm interior elements such as room dividers, closet doors and furniture, entirely designed by MAIN OFFICE, the architects chose indigenous Parota wood, which is resistant to humidity and salinity. The formerly coloured interior walls are deliberately painted white, complementing the interior components and acting as a neutral background that does not detract from the stunning views. New fixed elements including bed frames, sinks and bathtubs, are made of on-site cast concrete, which blends with the warm touch of the local Parota wood, creating an unusual environment, both rustic and welcoming. The original wooden doors and windows have been restored and upgraded, and the revolutionized with a new terrazzo floor and transformed into simple interstitial spaces that expand the interiors while letting the jungle in. “The project consists of a series of small private spaces blurring the usual boundaries between inside and outside, creating a unique experience with the natural setting while maintaining a cozy, homey feeling” say MAIN OFFICE’s founders Dante Borgo and Isabella Eriksson.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!PlanSave this picture!© Rafael GamoSave this picture!© Rafael GamoThus, the new spatial interventions in the villas celebrate the site’s natural setting. An exterior shower defined by stones creating a secluded wall opens towards the sky and the treetops, an outdoor bathtub in in-situ concrete overlooking the Pacific Ocean allows guests to merge into nature. Smaller external showers and terraces interact with the jungle scenery and the sea-horizon. A key feature located at the bottom of the slope, is the yoga platform that takes the shape of a perfect half-circle, nestled amongst the forested banks. The cut-in-the-landscape is enhanced by the retaining wall constructed ad-hoc in local stone. The floor is made of durable Cumaru wood, naturally resistant to wear and harsh climates. Adjacent to the platform, stone planters house a majestic Papelillo tree that frames idyllic views of the Pacific Ocean, helping to create the perfect spot to exercise and enjoy the therapeutic and relaxing power of nature.Save this picture!© Rafael GamoProject gallerySee allShow less303 House / Sawadeesign StudioSelected ProjectsNB2 Skatepark / Siente Espacios – Arquitectura (SEA)Selected Projects Share Area: 340 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: Pelicans Villa / Main OfficeSave this projectSavePelicans Villa / Main Office Architects: Main Office Area Area of this architecture project Pelicans Villa / Main Office CopyAbout this officeMain OfficeOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSayulitaOn FacebookMexicoPublished on November 16, 2020Cite: “Pelicans Villa / Main Office” [Villa Pelícanos / Main Office] 16 Nov 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Crusaid the HIV/AIDS fundraising organisation and grant-maker is to receive funds from the sale of a new type of musical product that commemorates special occasions.Crusaid will receive 25% of all commissions of a Muza, a new product from music production company Sound2. A Muza is a specially composed piece of music available for purchase to commemorate special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas and memoriams. The composition is unique to the individual and can be tailored to suit preferred musical tastes – from classical to RnB. Sound2 has its own in-house team of classically trained musicians for the playing of a Muza, but clients can ask for specific performers to make their vision a reality if they so wish. The music is recorded at Sound2’s own production studios. Advertisement Howard Lake | 15 April 2004 | News 16 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Crusaid to benefit from new musical product
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 145 total views, 1 views today Regulation changes contributed to 6% drop in 2016-17 charity text donations, says PSA 146 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 Regulation changes and the move to ‘hard opt-in’ were causes of the 6% drop seen in text donations in 2016-17, the Phone-paid Services Authority has said.The Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA) revealed in its annual report last month that charity text donations had dropped to £115m in the last financial year, from £122m in 2015-16. However, despite the 6% fall, it remains the largest market sector, with charity text donations accounting for 16% of the overall market. The next largest market sector online is competitions at £70m. The charity sector also scored the highest level of consumer satisfaction at 74%, followed by music and video content at 66%.In its newly published Annual Market Review, its independent view of the phone-paid services market, conducted by Mobilesquared, the PSA attributes the decline in text donations to regulation changes, and the move to ‘hard opt-in, stating:“Wider regulation introduced by the Fundraising Regulator had a negative impact on charity donations, which experienced a 6% decline year-on-year. The enforced migration from the soft opt-in model to a hard opt-in reduced the number of one-off donations. This was largely offset by an increase in broadcaster donations via telethons as a result of the successful introduction of the £20 donation point.”However, charity donations are expected to return to growth following their decline in FY2016-17, as drop off in one-off donations are increasingly converted into monthly subscriptions, the review says. The PSA estimates that charity donations will account for 19% of spend (from projected donations of £124.4 million) between FY2016-17 and FY2017-18.Jo Prowse, Chief Executive of the Phone-paid Services Authority commented:“The report highlights that people like the convenience of paying for goods and services through their phone bills. The continued popularity of donating to charity by text highlights the convenience and trust people have in phone-paid services when they are delivered well.” About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: Individual giving mobile Research / statistics Melanie May | 4 August 2017 | News Advertisement
Myanmar is ranked 138th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index, one place lower than in 2018. May 7, 2019 – Updated on October 2, 2020 Reuters reporters freed in Myanmar, in victory for investigative journalism (Photos: AFP – Design: Daniel Bastard) Downside News The two reporters had spent a total of 511 days far from their families because they dared to investigate a subject that is banned in Myanmar, the genocide of the country’s Rohingya minority. Held on trumped-up evidence after being arrested in a trap set by the police in December 2017, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were convicted last September of violating the Official Secrets Act and were given seven-year jail sentences that were confirmed twice on appeal. They were finally pardoned by President Win Myint. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is deeply relieved to learn that, in a victory for press freedom and investigative reporting in Myanmar and throughout the world, Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo were released from a prison in the Yangon suburb of Insein this morning. RSF_en RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum News News The civilian authorities have finally made a show of clemency but the journalists’ conviction has been upheld, maintaining a dangerous judicial precedent that allows the military and nationalists to save face. Although Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo are finally reunited with their families, all other journalists have been sent the chilling message that they too could face 18 months in prison if they dare to investigate subjects that are off limits. to go further Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Today’s release must not eclipse the fact that investigative reporters in Myanmar now have a permanent threat hanging over them. RSF had predicted last December that a presidential pardon could be granted after all appeal possibilities had been exhausted but, at the same time, RSF had warned of the problems in this scenario. MyanmarAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independenceProtecting sources ImprisonedJudicial harassmentUNESCO MyanmarAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independenceProtecting sources ImprisonedJudicial harassmentUNESCO Follow the news on Myanmar Campaign May 31, 2021 Find out more May 12, 2021 Find out more A month after their arrest, RSF launched a petition for their release to draw the public’s attention to their case. After their conviction in September 2018, RSF addressed an open letter to government leader Aung San Suu Kyi, deploring her handling of the case and reminding her how press freedom had previously helped her fight for democracy. The following month, RSF issued a “incident report” about the threat to Myanmar’s position in the World Press Freedom Index. Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts “As well as the release of two individuals who should never have been in prison – Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo – this is a fundamental victory for press freedom and for RSF, which had campaigned constantly ever since their arrest,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. Organisation US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture May 26, 2021 Find out more “Their case is emblematic of investigative journalism’s importance for the functioning of democracies. We hail the role played by all those civil society actors who, both in Myanmar and internationally, never forgot the fate of these two journalists and kept fighting for them until this successful outcome.” When their lawyer filed an appeal in November 2018, RSF and more than 50 other international and local NGOs issued a joint letter highlighting the many flaws and inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case. And in January 2019, RSF supported the candidacies of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo for UNESCO’s Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize, which they were awarded last month. News
NewsCyclist Killed in Fatal Collision in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – July 9, 2014 629 Advertisement Twitter Email A cyclist has died in a fatal collision in Limerick this morning.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The collision involving an articulated truck and a cyclist,happened at the junction of Rutland Street, Fr. Matthew Bridge and Charlotte’s Quay at 7.30 am. The women, believed to be in her 30’s was pronounced dead at the scene.Her body has been removed to the Mid Western Regional Hospital ,where a post mortem examination will take place.The roadway in the area,which is close to the Hunt Museum,is closed and diversions are in place. Previous articleTaylor parts company with Limerick FCNext articleShannon Airport protestor imprisoned Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Print Linkedin WhatsApp
Twitter Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic News Facebook The County Manager has again given a vigorous defence of a decision to employ the services of two experts to develop a new system of work to streamline local government.It follows questions raised in in an audit of the council’s accounts for 2008 which question why the services of the two tenders did not go out to tender.The manager was also keen to clarify the situation publicly as his role in the employment of the specialists has been questioned in emails and phone calls to councillors bu some critical of the managers role in the process.He questioned the motives of those that perceive themselves ‘whistleblowers’In a presentation of a report this morning the county manager said today’s meeting was perhaps the most important meeting of his career.He has argued that the services being provided by the specialists was a new concept which was not available on the open market.Donegal County Council, in 1997, was given funding by the government , to fund a pilot scheme to look at how local government was run.From that the ‘Whole System of Work’ was compiled by the two specialists which looks at a number of areas including efficiencies within the council and how they can be implemented.Today the specialists, Stephen Cang and David Stroll, have been outlining to councillors in great detail how the ‘Whole System of Work’ operates, what it will achieve and how much it will costs the council.They have also outlined how they own the Intellectual Property Rights to the system backing up the county manager’s argument that their services were not available on the open market hence them not being procured by tender.The county manager underlined his faith in the system, saying that Donegal is going from being perceived as a backwater to an edge leader in terms of local government reform.It was also revealed today that the the Environment minister has requested a copy of the ‘Whole System of Work’ which will be forwarded to the department responsible for transforming public services.It will also be considered in the context of the Local Government Efficient Review Group’s work.The county manager said this was a very positive development and vindicates the spearheading work being carried out in Donegal. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – March 25, 2010 Google+ Google+ Twitter County manager says Donegal at the fore in local government reform WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Previous articleNew NCT facility in Carndonagh to expandNext articleProtest to be held in Donegal against Head Shops News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire