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FDJ targets betting growth with NBA deal extension

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Richard Courtois, FDJ’s director of sports betting, said: “We are particularly proud to continue this partnership alongside the NBA, the iconic world basketball league, known to all. The NBA is the epitome of basketball, the highest level of the discipline. “With the start of the 2020-2021 NBA season on December 22, we’re bringing together millions of NBA fans and FDJ customers across France, offering them another way to indulge their passion.” “Our sports betting offer will gain even more visibility and our bettors, like NBA fans, will be able to enjoy unique experiences. This partnership will be a strong driver of development for our ParionsSport brand over the next few years.” French gaming group La Française des Jeux (FDJ) is targeting growth in basketball betting via its ParionsSport brand after renewing its partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA). FDJ said the extended deal, which was initiated in 2018, will strengthen ParionsSport’s position as a benchmark operator in France and includes a partnership for the next NBA games in France. ParionsSport has seen stakes on the NBA increase by more than 40% since 2019, with the 2020-21 basketball season to begin today (Tuesday). Kuljeet Sindhar, the NBA’s senior director international fantasy and gaming, said: “We are delighted to renew and extend our partnership with FDJ, a benchmark and leader in the sports betting sector in France. Regions: France The betting brand will benefit from the exclusive image rights of the North American league in its category as well as those of its franchises. ParionsSport will benefit from enhanced visibility on the digital platforms and social networks of the NBA in France.center_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter FDJ said the continuation of the partnership with the NBA is central to its plan of building its sports betting offering both online and offline. Sports betting is a growing market and represented 21% of the group’s stakes in 2019. 22nd December 2020 | By Richard Mulligan FDJ targets betting growth with NBA deal extension Topics: Sponsorship Sponsorship Email Addresslast_img read more

Furnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw) 2001 Annual Report

first_imgFurnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2001 annual report.For more information about Furnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Furnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Furnmart Limited (FURNMA.bw)  2001 annual report.Company ProfileFurnmart Limited markets furniture and electrical appliances for the domestic market through an international network of retail outlets in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia and Zambia. The company also offers a range of smart credit services. Furnmart retail outlets offer a wide range of home products that includes kitchen appliances such as fridges, freezers, washing machines and microwaves; bedroom products which include bed bases and mattresses, and bedroom furniture, rugs, carpets and curtains; and stylish furniture for the lounge and dining room which includes couches, dining room tables and chairs, and quality carpets and curtains.last_img read more

Have £3,000 to invest in UK shares? I’d buy these 2 cheap FTSE 100 stocks in an ISA today

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images Peter Stephens owns shares of Barclays and Rolls-Royce. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Barclays. 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. Investing £3,000, or any other amount, in cheap UK shares after the FTSE 100 market crash could be a sound move. It may enable you to obtain low prices for high-quality businesses that lead to impressive returns in the long run.With that in mind, here are two FTSE 100 shares that seem to offer good value for money after their recent declines. Although they face short-term risks from an uncertain economic outlook, they have the potential to boost your ISA returns due to their long-term recovery potential. As such, now could be the right time to buy them.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…An undervalued FTSE 100 stock with recovery potentialAmong the biggest-falling UK shares in the FTSE 100 this year has been Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR). Its share price is currently down by 62% since the start of 2020, with lockdown measures causing its financial performance to suffer.However, the company is cutting costs as it seeks to become leaner and more efficient. For example, it is on track to reduce expenses by £1bn in 2020. It also expects to report an improving second half of the year, while it is making good progress on fixing its Trent 1000 engines, according to the company’s half-year results.Clearly, further volatility could be ahead for the Rolls-Royce share price, with upcoming results having the potential to cause investor sentiment to change significantly. However, with solid performance within its defence segment and the potential for improving prospects within the civil aviation industry over the long run, it could offer recovery potential.A turnaround opportunity within UK sharesBarclays (LSE: BARC) is another FTSE 100 stock that has underperformed many UK shares this year. Its share price is down by 40% in 2020, as low interest rates and a weak economic outlook have weighed on its financial performance.However, the company’s recent half-year results highlighted that it could offer recovery potential. For example, its tangible net asset value per share currently stands at 284p. This means that it is trading at a 58% discount to its tangible book value, which suggests it offers a wide margin of safety. Furthermore, the company’s balance sheet has improved over recent years, while its diverse range of operations could differentiate it from other FTSE 100 banks.Certainly, Barclays faces a period of lower profitability due to a challenging outlook for the world economy. But, for long-term investors with a patient approach, its financial position and valuation could make it an attractive turnaround opportunity.The FTSE 100’s outlookWhile the FTSE 100 has rebounded to a large extent following the market crash, UK shares such as Rolls-Royce and Barclays highlight the opportunities still available to investors. Buying them as part of a diverse portfolio could enhance your long-term financial prospects as their operating conditions and share price performances gradually improve. 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. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Peter Stephens Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 26th August, 2020 | More on: BARC RR Have £3,000 to invest in UK shares? 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As Vodafone returns to underlying growth, is the 6% dividend yield safer?

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021 | More on: VOD Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img As Vodafone returns to underlying growth, is the 6% dividend yield safer? 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. 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. FTSE 100 telecoms giant Vodafone (LSE: VOD) released its third-quarter trading update today. The company declared the business has returned to service revenue growth of 0.4% year on year. That beats a decline of 0.4% suffered in the second quarter.The report hails this outcome as a “resilient” trading performance driven by “continued commercial momentum,” despite ongoing lockdowns.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…However, service revenue is an alternative measure designed to highlight the underlying growth in the business. And overall, total revenue declined by 0.3% in the period.Vodafone shares are up todayThe share price looks buoyant today. And at just above 131p, the dividend yield is near 6%. But the directors rebased the shareholder payment lower in 2019, which isn’t an ideal scenario for income-seeking investors. On top of that, Vodafone’s shares trade more than 40% below their level three years ago. So shareholders have suffered declining income and capital losses over the period.One of Vodafone’s attractions is its vast infrastructure network. Competitors can’t replicate the set-up easily. But maintaining and developing the infrastructure requires vast sums of capital investment. And Vodafone must invest constantly to maintain the competitive advantage of the business.One consequence is the big debt-load carried by the firm. And the servicing of debt interest tends to compete with the servicing of shareholder dividend payments. However, the company is reducing its ongoing costs by sharing its networks with other firms for a fee. And there’s also a strategy of investing in infrastructure via joint ventures.A positive outlookChief executive Nick Read said in today’s report the recent good trading makes him “confident” in the full-year outlook. The company expects adjusted EBITDA to be between €14.4bn and €14.6bn and free cash flow to be “at least” €5bn. That anticipated cash flow performance is consistent with the five-year record. And it confirms that steady flows of incoming cash is one of Vodafone’s big strengths.Read also mentioned the upcoming Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Vantage Towers (Vodafone’s radio tower business) in early 2021. The flotation is set to raise money for Vodafone. And Read said it will now include the firm’s 50% shareholding in its UK towers joint venture with Telefonica.Meanwhile, City analysts following Vodafone expect overall earnings to increase by just over 30% for the trading year to March 2022. That will raise the cover for the anticipated dividend to just over one. I like to see higher cover from earnings. But, in the case of Vodafone, free cash flow has historically covered the shareholder payment well. Nevertheless, cover from free cash didn’t prevent the recent cut in the dividend.On balance, I think the outlook for ongoing shareholder dividend payments improved a little today. But Vodafone isn’t the only high-yielding investment I’d consider in the FTSE 100 right now. For example, I’d also run the calculator over companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, British American Tobacco and National Grid. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. 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. See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

Mark Cueto – Sale Sharks and England

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Mark Cueto during an England training sessionHe may now be well known for the disallowed try at the World Cup Final in 2007 [clip below], but during the 2008/09 pre-season training we caught up with ‘Cuets’ to chat about any pre-match routines, embarrassing moments, and why Sale players can’t be trusted with bikes.  RUGBY WORLD: So, did you have a nice summer break?MARK CUETO: I had five weeks off in total and managed to get away for a week to Gran Canaria, but that feels like a year ago now we’re back in pre-season training.RW: How tough has training been?MC: It has been pretty intense but it’s well structured. We’re only in from nine to lunchtime so you’re doing a few sessions in a short space of time, which is intense, but then you’re at home in the afternoon. In the past we’ve been in all day, but in a way you work a bit harder when you know you can go home at lunchtime than if you’re in nine to four, so it’s been going really well.RW: Have there been any practical jokes going on in pre-season?MC: Walshy, our new fitness coach Steve Walsh, has been doing a lot of things to keep us off our feet, so we’re not doing too much running. We still need to get CV work done, though, so we’ve been cycling, swimming and rowing, and a lot of the guys have invested in bikes. They’re not £100 jobs from Halfords; people have spent quite a bit of money. While the lads are upstairs training, their bikes are out front and a few wheels and seats have gone “missing”. It definitely wasn’t me.RW: Are there a lot of jokers at Sale?MC: There’s always banter flying around and everyone seems to be on the bandwagon. Nine times out of ten it’s between the different nationalities as there’s quite a big mix in the squad.Nicknames, Superstitions and Embarrassing moments… RW: What are your nicknames?MC: Cuets is the obvious one, and Frank. My old man’s called Frank so there’s a lot of thought behind it! A lot of the lads know my old man because he comes to every game. He’s very opinionated and says what he thinks; he doesn’t hold back. He’s a legend in his own right.RW: Do you have a pre-match routine?MC: I’m massively superstitious – the meal I have before a game, what boot I put on first. It starts from the minute I get out of bed. I need to get rid of them.RW: Any embarrassing moments?MC: I’d injured my ankle a couple of years ago and was on crutches. I had a plastic boot on the ankle and I couldn’t weight-bear. We were flying to France for a Sale game and as we were going up the stairs to board the plane one of the lads pulled my pants down. I was on the crutches and couldn’t weight-bear, so I couldn’t pull them up and my tracksuit bottoms were round my ankles for everyone in the world to see for about five minutes. Luckily I had undies on.RW: Which person would you like to be stuck in a lift with? MC: I recently saw that Will Smith film Hancock so I’ll say Charlize Theron.RW: What can’t you live without?MC: My mobile phone.RW: Do you have any bugbears?MC: I’m a bit of a girl really. Things that annoy me are being untidy. When we come in from training, I fold all my kit up and put it to the side of my bag. The lads see that, come over and ruffle it all up because they know I’ve got a bit of OCD.RW: Do you have a karaoke song?MC: No, but the song I sang when I won my first cap was Robbie Williams’s Angels. It went down a treat. Normally it’s just the lads on the bus after a game, so when you stand up and sing people throw things at you and shout. But on the night of my first cap a lot of girlfriends and wives were there as well and loads of people joined in.RW: Stranded on a desert island, what three things would you want with you?MC: My girlfriend, Suzie. She would be enough.Check out his profile for England Here’s a reminder of that infamous decision…Another clip of Cuets but in a few bad tackles…Learn more about Mark’s teammates at Sale Sharks… TAGS: Sale Sharks Dwayne PeelChris Belllast_img read more

Radiografía parcial pos María de Puerto Rico

first_img“La privatización de la educación era parte del plan neoliberal por Puerto Rico.”San Juan, PR13 de noviembre – Nunca antes en la historia de Puerto Rico la barbarie del colonialismo había quedado tan expuesta como ahora tras el paso del huracán María. Cuando el presidente Barack Obama firmó la ley PROMESA que el Congreso estadounidense creó en junio de 2016 para cobrarle al pueblo boricua una deuda ilegítima de $74 mil millones, nunca imaginó que las condiciones del archipiélago desembocaran en el enorme caos en que ahora se encuentra. Condiciones propensas para implantar sus criminales medidas neoliberales. Es como si le sirvieran al imperio su colonia en bandeja de plata para que disponga como mejor le convenga sin mayor reparo.¿Cuáles son estas condiciones?Un país casi totalmente paralizado. En una macro visión y en términos económicos, se puede decir que la producción es casi cero. Sin electricidad, dependiendo de costosos generadores eléctricos que funcionan a base de diésel, son muy pocas las industrias manufactureras – farmacéuticas y de componentes electrónicos especializados sobre todo – que han recobrado alguna normalidad.Señalando además la realidad del estado colonial, está el hecho de que éstas son grandes compañías foráneas las cuales envían las ganancias a sus dueños fuera de Puerto Rico y que – como buenos capitalistas – no tienen ningún interés en el bienestar del pueblo. Sin embargo, el persistente miedo de los arrodillados gobernantes criollos es que se vayan de la isla todas estas compañías y con ellas su artificial base económica manufacturera.Esto además está agravado por la reciente propuesta de un proyecto del congreso estadounidense de imponer un 20 por ciento de arbitrio a las mercancías producidas por sus compañías radicadas en Puerto Rico. Si se aprueba, significará el pasaje de ida de estas manufactureras.La gran mayoría de los pequeños negocios puertorriqueñas/os ha tenido que cerrar temporalmente y quizás permanentemente por no poder costear la enorme carga económica que implica la electricidad por generadores. Una pequeña fábrica de hielo – mercancía en alta demanda ahora – informaba recientemente en un programa radial, que pronto tendría que irse a la bancarrota por no poder seguir costeando el inmenso costo de diésel, $1000 diarios.Brigada solidariaEsta escritora estuvo recientemente en Puerto Rico como parte de una brigada solidaria del Partido Workers World-Mundo Obrero, junto a los camaradas Cornelious Moody, Mike Wilson y Joe Piette. Una de las tardes fuimos a dar un paseo por el Viejo San Juan, lugar histórico representativo de la isla, donde se encuentran numerosos establecimientos de negocios, restaurantes, café-teatros, tiendas.Normalmente se encuentra lleno tanto de boricuas como de turistas. Ahora, calle tras calle lo que hay es una sucesión de puertas cerradas con candados. Algunas tiendas pequeñas abiertas a oscuras, otras con el pestilente, ruidoso y contaminador generador eléctrico tratando sus dueñas/os de sobrevivir esta catástrofe. Mientras caminaba, era difícil no pensar en la letra de la canción de nuestro Rafael Hernández “Lamento Borincano”: qué será de Borinquen…Hay ahora lo que se podría llamar una “economía de emergencia”. Una marea de contratistas – verdaderas aves rapaces – arriba a la isla en busca de los codiciados dólares de FEMA. Hoteles lujosos cuyos propietarios son en su mayoría estadounidenses, hacen su agosto alojando personal de FEMA, militares y contratistas. Es obsceno el despliegue de corrupción a todos los niveles gubernamentales, tanto de PR como de EUA.A espaldas del pueblo, valiéndose de la falta de comunicación por la ausencia de telefonía celular y de electricidad para seguir las noticias en televisión o radio, el gobierno de “Ricky Roselló” firma contratos a diestra y siniestra, avalados por una serie de órdenes ejecutivas que fácilmente le pueden otorgar el título de “dictador”. Y eso que la propaganda para su candidatura a gobernador era la “transparencia”.Ryan Zinke y WhitefishUno de estos contratos, pese a las descargas de culpa de uno y otro lado – gobierno de PR y FEMA – es el tan cacareado de la firma Whitefish. ¡Una desconocida firma de Montana con solo dos personas, creada hace solo dos años, cobra $300 millones para restablecer la inmensa red de electricidad de la isla! Resulta revelador que Ryan Zinke, el secretario del interior de Trump es también de Montana y aunque niega su papel en la otorgación del contrato, hay una gran sospecha de su influencia en el trato.Luego de críticas a nivel local e internacional donde se pinta al gobierno de Puerto Rico como el hazmerreír mundial, Roselló mandó a cancelar el contrato. Ahora la investigación está en manos del FBI y del congreso de EUA.Pero ese no es el único contrato leonino. Por $200 millones se firmó otro para que junto a Whitefish levantaran el servicio eléctrico: Cobra Energy, subsidiaria de la empresa Mammoth Energy Services, con sede en Oklahoma.Mientras tanto, a más de 50 días del paso de María, más del 70 por ciento del país sigue sin electricidad.Casas completamente destrozadasLuego de ir a las montañas del centro de la isla donde su población sufrió el embate mucho más que las zonas bajas, ver casas completamente destrozadas y a familias enteras más vecinos viviendo como pueden en el único cuarto que María les perdonó el techo, ver que tomaban agua contaminada, con hambre y caminaban por veredas peligrosas donde la corriente de agua se llevó parte del camino, fuimos a Ceiba. A la extensa región donde la marina estadounidense tenía su base más grande fuera de EUA – la Base Roosevelt Roads – hasta que cerró en 2004 luego de la lucha boricua por echar la marina de Vieques, que hacía parte del complejo naval de RR en Ceiba.Allí en Ceiba, vimos enormes tiendas blancas de campaña con aire acondicionado parecidas a las que se alquilan para graduaciones y otros eventos multitudinarios. Eran los cuarteles de FEMA en la región. Militares por todas partes. Eran quienes no se alojaban en los hoteles lujosos. Seguramente eran soldados rasos. Sin embargo, gozaban de un techo y electricidad, lo que carecen cientos de hogares en la montaña que aún esperan los famosos toldos azules de FEMA.Mientras, miles de boricuas se dirigen a los EUA en un éxodo sin precedente. Van en busca de trabajo, tratamientos médicos, pero sobre todo, educación para sus hijas e hijos.En término de solo cuatro horas en el aeropuerto Luis Muñoz Marín de San Juan – aeropuerto privatizado en manos de una compañía mexicana – observé tres vuelos a diferentes ciudades: Atlanta, Orlando y Filadelfia. Cada vuelo tendría aproximadamente 200 pasajeras/os. Familias enteras, incluyendo algunas mascotas. Y esto de sólo una línea aérea. Seiscientas personas en cuatro horas. Se estiman ya cerca de 100.000 boricuas en poco más de un mes. Ya sea temporal o permanentemente, este éxodo es otra crisis tanto económica como política y cultural.Hay mucho de que hablar: de la Junta de Control Fiscal y cómo busca ampliar sus poderes en la isla; sobre quién verdaderamente está gobernando en PR; sobre los esquemas de corrupción, el desempleo, y muchísimos temas más.La privatización de la educaciónSin embargo, hay un aspecto que no se puede ignorar en estos momentos. Y es la educación, base del futuro del país y una de las primeras causas de migración.La educación además nos da una visión de la complejidad de la vida en PR en estos momentos. Brigadas de personas van de sitio en sitio para limpiar – no hay que olvidar que la mayor parte del despeje de los caminos lo ha hecho el mismo pueblo, comunidades, organizaciones que se han ido constituyendo para resolver como pueden los problemas inmediatos. El magisterio también se ha unido a este esfuerzo; sin embargo, maestras y maestros también se encuentran en una batalla campal organizando escuelas y comunidades para defender la educación pública.La privatización de la educación era parte del plan neoliberal antes de María. El Boston Group ya había recomendado el cierre de 500 escuelas, y 179 ya habían cerrado sus puertas antes del huracán. La secretaria de educación Julia Keleher, una estadounidense nacida en Filadelfia quien cobra más de $20.000 al mes fue contratada realmente para privatizar la educación pública de PR.El objetivo es abrir escuelas tipo chárter. No es un accidente que la secretaria de educación de EUA, Betsy DeVos – conocida por su empeño privatizador – visitara hace unos días a PR y a las Islas Vírgenes estadounidenses.Luego de la devastación de planteles por María, padres, madres y maestras/os se han unido a nivel nacional para limpiar escombros y tratar de restituir las escuelas de su comunidad. Decenas de escuelas se hallaban listas para comenzar a recibir estudiantes; sin embargo, la secretaria Keleher prohibía que se abrieran, prohibiendo además el uso de comedores para estudiantes quienes quizás esa fuera la única fuente de nutrición. Ante ese escenario, la Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico comenzó una campaña de exigir la apertura de los planteles que estuvieran en condiciones aptas.Las escuelas programadas para no abrir – y cerrarlas luego permanentemente – pertenecen a los sectores más pobres, tanto en la montaña como en la costa. Esas/os estudiantes no tendrían otra escuela cerca donde ir, negándole así la educación al pueblo.Sin embargo, la Keleher y los entes privatizadores se han dado con un pueblo decidido a defender su educación. Madres y padres junto a maestras/os organizan asambleas donde discuten las acciones a seguir para que abran sus planteles. Temprano en la mañana, para que los medios noticiosos informen en sus programas, organizan piquetes frente a las escuelas exigiendo su apertura. Incluyendo en el Viejo San Juan, donde esta escritora participó en un piquete frente a la Escuela Abraham Lincoln. Esa escuela le sirve a las/os estudiantes del famoso barrio de La Perla.La escuela se veía en perfecto estado y había sido utilizada como centro comunitario durante los días siguientes al huracán para proveer y coordinar ayudas. Ese mismo día del piquete se estaba usando para preparar almuerzos para que la esposa del gobernador distribuyera en otros lados. Sin embargo, el Departamento de Educación y su secretaria Keleher la querían mantener cerrada e impedirle a las/os niños de La Perla su educación.Pese a que la secretaria estaba renuente a abrir decenas de escuelas, ha sido la movilización de madres, padres, maestras/os y la comunidad en general que están obligando a que cada día se abran más escuelas.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

New Businesses Moving Into Old Pasadena’s One Colorado

first_img 67 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Darrel Done BusinessVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Business News New Businesses Moving Into Old Pasadena’s One Colorado STAFF REPORT Published on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 2:51 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Herbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Beauty Tips That Make Indian Women So BeautifulHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeauty Five new tenants will set up shop in the Old Pasadena shopping and dining enclave One Colorado this summer.Aesop, Alfred Coffee, Allbirds, Industrious and Rothy’s will all be doing business in the open air shopping center just off the north side of West Colorado Boulevard, between Fair Oaks and DeLacey avenues, according to a statement released Tuesday.“We are thrilled to welcome these retailers to One Colorado,” said William Gervin, vice president leasing at ShopCore Properties.“It’s exciting that digitally native brands like Rothy’s and Allbirds have chosen One Colorado to expand their retail footprint. All these brands are ideal additions to our elevated tenant mix at the center, and as they begin to serve the vibrant Pasadena community, we have no doubt One Colorado will continue to be the local favorite for premier shopping, dining and lifestyle,” Gervin said.One Colorado spans a full city block and is an exceptional retail and dining experience in the heart of Old Pasadena.Occupying just under 1,000 square feet, renowned Australian skincare brand Aesop will offer skin, hair and body care formulations created with the highest quality in mind. The store opened in late April 2021 and has brand consultants available to advise and educate customers to purchase the best product fit for their lifestyle.Alfred Coffee, a California favorite that serves innovative coffee and tea drinks, will be occupying over 1,200 square feet of space. Built with a mission to ensure each person walks out as thrilled with their experience as they are with their drink.“At Alfred, we are super selective in where we open new locations – the space needs to feel right, the community has to be underserved with specialty coffee and the building has to vibe with our brand aesthetic,” explained Josh Zad, Alfred founder and CEO. “Our cafe at One Colorado not only looks the part of Alfred with its architecture, but it will undoubtedly become a terrific space for the local community to enjoy our offerings, connect and discover new brands, and become a part of people’s daily routines.”Industrious, the highest-rated flexible workspace provider in the U.S., will bring to life more than 27,000 square feet of space to form the open-air retail center’s only coworking space. Upon opening in July 2021, Industrious Old Pasadena will provide a professional atmosphere and thoughtfully designed spaces, with a hospitality-driven, member-centric approach. Additional features of the space include private offices and conference rooms, a wellness room, a dedicated community manager, member programming and events, access to the Industrious national network, and breakfast and snacks served daily. Additional information including amenities, booking and pricing can be found here.Eco-friendly and sustainable accessory brand Rothy’s will be opening with 1,400 square feet of retail, offering sleek styles of shoes, purses and more made from recycled plastic. The retailer puts sustainability first, transforming eco-friendly materials into classic staples that look just as good as they feel.“We fell in love with the historic charm of One Colorado and can’t wait to bring Rothy’s best-in-class retail experience to Pasadena,” said Giovanni Lepori, vice president of global retail development at Rothy’s. “As a brand which treasures community, the walkable and lively neighborhood felt like a natural fit for our third L.A. store — we’re excited to settle in among the vibrant food, retail and entertainment scene that makes Old Pasadena so special.” Top of the News More Cool Stuffcenter_img Community News Community News CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Your email address will not be published. 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2021 Global Allergic Conjunctivitis Clinical Trial Pipeline Highlights – ResearchAndMarkets.com

first_img Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Twitter DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– The “Global Allergic Conjunctivitis Clinical Trial Pipeline Highlights – 2021” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. This report provides the most up-to-date information on key pipeline products in the global Allergic Conjunctivitis market. It covers emerging therapies for Allergic Conjunctivitis in active clinical development stages including early and late stage clinical trials. The pipeline data presented in this report helps executives for tracking competition, identifying partners, evaluating opportunities, formulating business development strategies, and executing in-licensing and out-licensing deals. Clinical Trial Stages: The report provides Allergic Conjunctivitis pipeline products by clinical trial stages including both early and late stage development – phase 3 clinical trials, phase 2 clinical trials, phase 1 clinical trials, preclinical research, and discovery stage. Drug Mechanism Classes: The report provides Allergic Conjunctivitis pipeline products by their dominant mechanism of action/drug class. This helps executives categorize products based on their drug class and also assess the strengths and weaknesses of compounds. Company: The report provides Allergic Conjunctivitis pipeline products by the company. Short-term Launch Highlights: Find out which Allergic Conjunctivitis pipeline products will be launched in the US and Ex-US till 2025. SUMMARY:Allergic Conjunctivitis phase 3 clinical trial pipeline productsAllergic Conjunctivitis phase 2 clinical trial pipeline productsAllergic Conjunctivitis phase 1 clinical trial pipeline productsAllergic Conjunctivitis preclinical research pipeline productsAllergic Conjunctivitis discovery stage pipeline productsAllergic Conjunctivitis pipeline products short-term launch highlights Key Topics Covered: 1. Allergic Conjunctivitis Pipeline by Stages 2. Allergic Conjunctivitis Phase 3 Clinical Trial Insights 3. Allergic Conjunctivitis Phase 2 Clinical Trial Insights 4. Allergic Conjunctivitis Phase 1 Clinical Trial Insights 5. Allergic Conjunctivitis Preclinical Research Insights 6. Allergic Conjunctivitis Discovery Stage Insights 7. Appendix 8. Research Methodology Countries CoveredGlobalEuropeUSGermanyFranceUKSpainItalyJapan For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/ogbgx6 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005578/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PHARMACEUTICAL HEALTH CLINICAL TRIALS SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 06:28 AM/DISC: 02/04/2021 06:28 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210204005578/en Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  Previous article2020 Outlook on Digestive Remedies in India – Irregular Lockdown Habits Generating Demand – ResearchAndMarkets.comNext articleKhedira a reluctant savior for his new Bundesliga club Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img Local NewsBusiness 2021 Global Allergic Conjunctivitis Clinical Trial Pipeline Highlights – ResearchAndMarkets.com Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

At Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, all but 1 balloon braved the wind, flew successfully

first_imgwebpay/iStock(NEW YORK) — Like any pilot, Astronaut Snoopy had to watch the weather on his flight but he and nearly all of the other giant character balloons flew in the 93rd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.One balloon — Ronald McDonald — did not make it after suffering a tear in his left leg and gradually deflating.Macy’s said in a statement that some of the balloons, including Ronald McDonald, suffered stress and tears during the overnight inflation.The fate of the balloons was uncertain in the days leading up to the holiday, as officials worried that sustained winds would exceed 23 mph or wind gusts would be stronger than 34 mph.At full height, the balloons were able to fly at 55 feet. They could have been lowered to 10 feet if the winds were too strong. Balloon handlers and a specially trained NYPD sergeant were on hand during the parade to monitor wind gusts and determine the safest course, respectively.Three smaller balloons and an art balloon designed by artist Yayoi Kusama did not leave the staging area, according to Macy’s.However, the retail giant said the parade “once again brought the nation incredible entertainment kicking off the holiday season with a grand spectacle.”Before the parade, officials expected all the balloons to fly, with some flying higher than others. For example, SpongeBob, being the largest, was a different consideration than one of the smaller balloons.Olaf’s flying height, at more than 5 feet tall, was also at risk.Bad weather has only kept the Macy’s balloons from flying once — in 1971.Yet dangerous winds have wreaked havoc on the parade, when the balloons did fly. In 1997, the Cat in the Hat balloon knocked down a light pole and four people were injured.This year, thousands of police officers were on duty for the parade on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, despite the absence of a credible threat.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Call centre brain drain due to lack of training

first_img Previous Article Next Article Call centre brain drain due to lack of trainingOn 21 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Call centre staff turnover has doubled in the past two years largely becauseof poor training, a major benchmarking report reveals. The annual study by call centre outsourcing specialist Merchants, based on asurvey of 352 call centres in 30 countries, puts the sector’s turnover rate at32 per cent. Nearly 90 per cent of organisations surveyed have recruitment strategies inplace, but despite the high attrition rate only 55 per cent of them have staffretention strategies. Nine out of 10 call centres which have staff retention plans highlighttraining as critical to ensuring low staff turnover. Merchants HR director Cheryl Clifford said the report shows managementtraining must improve. “We found that training levels for managers are particularly poor incrucial areas such as telephone skills, staff motivation and managementskills,” she said. “Often training for these skills is provided by a corporate functionthat may not fully appreciate the different skills set required for contactcentre managers. “Experienced agents are relied on to coach new starters but then thesemore experienced staff leave because their own training requirements are notbeing met. There is a ‘brain drain’ which contributes to the ongoing downwardspiral.” Clifford believes employers must make an effort to involve call centre staffin business strategy to boost morale. Steve Hall, head of training and development for Merchants, said some firmsare having to invest so much money in recruitment that it drives down salarylevels, which also increases staff turnover. www.merchants.co.ukBy Ben Willmott Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more