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Sky prepares for £97m advisory bill on Fox deal

Morgan Stanley and Barclays were listed in the circular as the transaction’s financial advisers and corporate brokers. PJT Partners was listed as an additional financial adviser.Fox, which already owns a 39 per cent stake in Sky, is currently facing down a higher bid from US broadcaster Comcast at £14.75 a share. Comcast remains ahead of the pack after Sky bosses recommended its offer to shareholders last month.Yesterday’s circular from Sky’s deputy chairman Martin Gilbert reiterated the independent committee’s advice that shareholders take no action on Fox’s offer.The news comes as the UK’s takeover watchdog said last week that should an existing deal for Walt Disney to acquire Fox and its current shares in Sky conclude before Fox buys up the rest of the broadcaster, Disney will have to match Fox’s £14 per share offer for 100 per cent of Sky.The US media corporation has until 22 September to come back to the board with a revised offer. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldCrowdy FanKaley Cuoco Net Worth Left Her Billionaire Husband SpeechlessCrowdy FanBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDinvesting.comThe Military Spent $1 Billion On this New Vehicle, And Here’s The First Lookinvesting.commoneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThis Woman’s Obituary Was So Harsh, Her Son Was Left ReelingTotal PastVitaminewsFaith Hill’s Daughter Is Probably The Prettiest Woman In The WorldVitaminews Sky prepares for £97m advisory bill on Fox deal Emily Nicolle Monday 20 August 2018 10:04 pm whatsapp Read This NextBest Wine Gifts & Wine Accessories at Every PriceGayot20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The WrapJim Cramer Calls for Billionaire Tax: ‘This Society Has to Start AddressingThe WrapIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamourHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap Telecoms giant Sky has revealed it is anticipating a bill for its advisory team of between £90m and £97m, if 21st Century Fox triumphs in its attempt to takeover the firm.A circular published by the broadcaster today said it will spend as much as £61.5m on financial and broking advice, with an additional £20m to be spent on lawyers for their work on the deal with Fox. Other costs include accountancy fees and public relations advice. Share whatsapp read more

Royal Mail shareholders set for bumper payday in ‘an astonishing reversal of fortunes’

first_img Show Comments ▼ “On these estimates, GLS is likely to contribute half of adjusted operating profit this year, with a comfortable profit margin of 8.7 per cent, and with the aim of increasing free cash flow to €1bn and operating profit to €500m by 2025. Challenges remain, however, and the group will need to be alert. Also Read: Royal Mail shareholders set for bumper payday in ‘an astonishing reversal of fortunes’ Royal Mail shareholders are set for a bumper payday as the company announced it expects to pay them a dividend following a strong year during the global pandemic. The company said it expects to pay a 10p-a-share dividend by the end of the year with adjusted operating profits likely to hit around £700m this financial year. Competition is particularly fierce in the parcels business and it is not yet clear whether the current volumes are at a temporary peak as customers have been driven to online shopping from their homes during the pandemic. Also Read: Royal Mail shareholders set for bumper payday in ‘an astonishing reversal of fortunes’ Reversal of fortunes Richard Hunter, head of markets at Interactive Investor, commented this morning that “the astonishing reversal of fortunes at Royal Mail continues as the momentum of bumper Christmas trading has spilled over into the new year.” Tuesday 30 March 2021 2:02 pm Royal Mail shareholders set for bumper payday in ‘an astonishing reversal of fortunes’ Royal Mail will hold a briefing at 2.30pm this afternoon. Rollercoaster Michiel Willems “At the same time, the effect on business volumes after the return to some kind of normality is also difficult to gauge, while hefty ongoing investment will be required to maintain progress so far,” Hunter pointed out. Hunter said this has partly been driven by better than expected volumes at its ailing letter business, where the inexorable rise of online activity has led to physical cards and letters being the subject of terminal decline. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyBrake For It40 New Features In The 2021 Ford BroncoBrake For ItLivestlyPlugs Have These Two Holes At The End, Here’s WhyLivestlyZen HeraldShe Inspired Three Of The Most Popular Songs EverZen HeraldFactableAluminum Foil Uses You’ll Want to KnowFactablePast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast FactoryMoneyWise.comThe Worst College In Every US State, RankedMoneyWise.comNational Injury BureauJury Finds Roundup Responsible For Lymphoma | Bayer To Pay $10 BillionNational Injury BureauBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solution whatsapp More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com whatsapp So far, it has been nothing short of a rollercoaster ride for investors. From the initial float price of 330p in 2013, the shares peaked at 630p in May 2018 and then troughed at 124p in April 2020. “In the meantime, the strength of the trading performance has led to the reintroduction of a dividend payment. In terms of historical comparison, the amount is little more than a gesture, but a new policy will be confirmed at the full-year results in May,” he noted. Also Read: Royal Mail shareholders set for bumper payday in ‘an astonishing reversal of fortunes’ “Such has been the strength of the rise that Royal Mail would be a strong contender to regain its FTSE100 status at the next reshuffle,” Hunter said. “The company is currently being cheered from the sidelines by investors, with the market consensus having done a complete U-turn over the last year, now coming in at a strong buy on prospects,” he added. Share Shares in Royal Mail were up 1.3 per cent this afternoon to 516p. Also Read: Royal Mail shareholders set for bumper payday in ‘an astonishing reversal of fortunes’ “The Board has reviewed the performance of the Group during the past year and concluded that it is appropriate to pay a one-off final dividend of 10p per share,” according to a statement released this morning. Over the last year, the shares have risen by nearly 290 per cent to the current level of around 510p, as compared to a rise of 47 per cent for the wider FTSE250. The restructuring charge is also likely to have improved, now estimated at £90m as opposed to the £140m originally envisaged, while the international General Logistics Systems business remains the hub of growth, Hunter said. The statement confirms the previous earnings upgrade, now expecting adjusted operating profit of £70m, compared to £325m in the previous year. Tags: Royal Maillast_img read more

The most popular stories of 2015

first_img8. Improbable archaeology: Stone tool found in Sitka landslideRobert Woolsey, KCAWMar. 2, 2015A landslide that wiped out years of habitat and stream restoration work also uncovered a prehistoric stone hammer, an uncommon find in Sitka. The “curiously-shaped rock” was found “amid the thousands of tons of rubble.”7. No budget by July means no ferry serviceEd Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska Jun. 1, 2015The Alaska Legislature went deep into overtime hashing out the budget. As they debated, Southeast residents and future tourists worried about the future of the Alaska Marine Highway System.Three ferries tie up at the Ketchikan Shipyard in the winter of 2012. Commercial users will likely pay higher rates beginning next winter. (Ed Schoenfeld/CoastAlaska News) 6. Juneau mayor remembered as a dedicated public servantJennifer Canfield and Lisa PhuDec. 1, 2015Neighbors, friends and family all remembered Mayor Greg Fisk as a man who was committed to the capital city. Juneau grieved the loss of the progressive-minded man who had big dreams for this small town.5. Police: Fight over property led to fatal stabbingElizabeth Jenkins and David PurdyDec. 3, 2015Days after the death of Mayor Greg Fisk, a fatal stabbing in West Juneau made headlines. Kevin Scott Nauska, 19, fatally stabbed 37-year-old Jordon J. Sharclane. Nauska was charged with murder, and attempted murder in the first-degree for stabbing Sharclane’s son, 19-year-old Michael Sharclane.4. Juneau Police confirm Mayor Greg Fisk found dead at homeJennifer Canfield and Lisa PhuNov. 30, 2015Greg Fisk had been in office for less than two months when this story broke. The mayor was found dead at his home by his son. News of the popular mayor’s death shocked and saddened Juneau residents.A candle and a note reading “Rest in peace Greg Fisk. Neighbor, mayor, friend. Nov. 30, 2015” outside a neighbor’s house on Kennedy St. Monday evening. (Photo by Mikko Wilson/KTOO)3. 15-year-old plane crash survivor receives U.S. Coast Guard recognitionLisa PhuJuly 31, 2015The heroic actions of one young man was the silver lining in this sad story about a plane crash near Hoonah. Jose Vasquez, 15, used his Boy Scout survival skills to save himself and three other passengers2. 4 survive, 1 dead in Juneau to Hoonah plane crashLisa Phu, Jennifer Canfield, Mikko Wilson, Elizabeth Jenkins and Lakeidra ChavisJuly 17, 2015News that a Hoonah-bound flight had gone down worried many who have friends and family living in the small town west of Juneau. Two survivors were rescued in serious condition and another in critical condition.  1. Hiker who freed trapped eagle due in court todayLisa PhuJan. 22, 2015No good deed goes unpunished in this story about a woman who freed an eagle from a trap. After Kathleen Turley, née Adair, freed the bird, she then set off other traps she spotted nearby. More than two weeks later, Alaska Wildlife Troopers cited her for hindrance of lawful trapping.Kathleen Turley encountered this eagle stuck in two traps Dec. 24, 2014. She freed the eagle and tampered with other legally set traps in the area. She’s now being sued. (Photo courtesy of Kathleen Turley)Share this story: JuneauThe most popular stories of 2015January 1, 2016 by Jennifer Canfield, KTOO Share:You’ve read about the biggest stories of 2015, now take a look at our most popular. Of all the stories KTOO published in 2015, here are the 10 you clicked on the most.10. Passengers survive, pilot dies after Wings plane crash near JuneauLisa PhuJuly 18, 2015Fariah Peterson, 45, piloted the Wings of Alaska plane that went down near Point Couverden, west of Juneau. The four passengers survived. Unfortunately, Peterson did not. 9. Watch the president yuraqing with Dillingham childrenSep. 2, 2015While President Barack Obama’s trip to Alaska was focused on climate change, it was video of the president Yup’ik dancing with Dillingham students that won the Internet that day.President Obama dances with children in Dillingham during his visit to rural Alaska. (Photo courtesy of TheObamaDiary.com)last_img read more

Awards Show Veteran Bruce Vilanch Dishes on the Oscars’ Worst Hosts,…

first_imgEntertainment IndustryAwards WatchAwards Show Veteran Bruce Vilanch Dishes on the Oscars’ Worst Hosts, Biggest Messes, and MoreThe funnyman who wrote for two dozen Oscars telecasts has some tips for this year’s producersBy Andrew Goldman – April 13, 2021155ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItThe 1989 Oscars, infamous for their 11-minute opening production number that saw Snow White dueting with Rob Lowe on “Proud Mary,” ended the career of the show’s producer, Allan Carr. That year’s ceremony, however, proved a more auspicious beginning for first-time telecast-writer Bruce Vilanch, who would go on to work on 24 more shows. “They gave me a T-shirt that said, ‘I wrote everything but Snow White,’” Vilanch, 72, says. The humorist started as a writer for the Chicago Tribune before Hollywood came calling. Over the years, he’s written not just for the Oscars but also the Tonys, Grammys, and Emmys, making him a kind of awards-show éminence grise, if someone as blond as Vilanch can technically be considered such a thing.Here, he talks to Andrew Goldman about past Oscar ceremonies and offers a few COVID-era what-not-to-dos for the first-time producers of April 25’s Oscars.Listen to the full conversation with Vilanch on Los Angeles‘ podcast The Originals.A big part of the job of an Oscar writer is writing the bits that the stars say while presenting. Would you get a lot of pushback from stars?You get notes, and everybody gets into the act. I mean, I literally got a call once from a guy who was Goldie Hawn’s yoga trainer, who said, “She left a script at the studio, and I took a look at it. You know, she’s not going to say this.” This actually happened.Who was particularly hard to write for?Keanu Reeves was hard to write for because there’s no stage personality there. Johnny Depp was the same thing. I mean, when actors inhabit characters, it’s on the page and that’s their job. But they’re not like Shirley MacLaine or Billy Crystal or Bette Midler, who strut out on stage every night and have the stage persona. I had a bitter failure with Keanu, who’s a really terrific guy. We thought we’d give him a Bill and Ted kind of thing to do. It was ridiculous. He tried to sell it. It just didn’t work. Forty years later and I’m still apologizing to him.Oscar telecast history is filled with jokes that don’t land. In your role as a writer, were you ever able to prevent a disaster? Well, one obvious one comes to mind. We had a joke [for host Billy Crystal] about the rumor about Richard Gere and a gerbil.Oh my God. I can’t believe you considered doing a gerbiling joke at the Oscars.Well, there was a movie that year called An American Tail about Fievel the mouse. And the joke was “Richard Gere was going to present this award with Fievel, but Fievel backed out.’ Richard was on the show presenting something very serious like documentary, so he’s sitting out there, and we’re backstage looking at the monitors. And when you’re sitting at the Oscars and you see a guy coming up the aisle with a camera, you know something’s going to happen involving you that you don’t know about. So Richard sees the camera and he’s terrified. And so Billy just looks at him and says, “We can’t. He’ll have a heart attack. Look at him, he’s pale already.” So we cut the joke. I wish I could say that I said to cut it, but Billy said it.Vilanch and Daryl Hannah at the Governor’s Ball in 1992The Oscars have been experimenting with having no host at all because it seems that despite how high-profile a gig it is, it’s hard to find someone willing to host.It’s impossible.Why?Because if you’re big enough to host the Academy Awards, you can only get in your own way. Things that you would do on some other show and not get noticed . . . everybody notices it when you do on the Academy Awards. David Letterman did not need to host the show, and he was living with it for years afterward.Is there somebody elusive that producers are always going after to host who’s never said yes?Tom Hanks. I think he once said they’ll never nominate me again if I host the thing. I don’t think that’s true, but I just don’t think he wants to do it. One year Billy was very sick—had like severe migraines—and we were worried about whether he would make it. Tom was the standby. He would have come and done it, but Billy rallied and was great.Do you remember people politicking to host? Jay Leno wanted it very badly, but I think ABC was not interested in promoting him. Which is weird because Johnny Carson did it [five times between 1979 and 1984].If someone hosts only once, is it fair to assume that person wasn’t deemed successful at it?Maybe. Or it might be that they didn’t like it. These people are so rich and famous already that they don’t need go through all the agita. They don’t need the money. And if you’re going to do it the way a performer does it, you’re going to spend a lot of time on it—time that you could spend making a Marvel comics movie.You worked on the infamous Anne Hathaway-James Franco show. What went wrong?The idea was that they were young and that was all that mattered. But they had no real chemistry. When they got together to do the promos for the show, they were edited to look as if they had chemistry, but they had no chemistry.When you say no chemistry, do you mean that they didn’t particularly care for one another?I would hate to say that about either of them because I know them both and they’re nice people. But Anne’s a precision instrument. She’s very disciplined and knew what she was going to do each time. And James is freewheeling, so he was not really in his comfort zone. Plus, James had brought in a bunch of Judd Apatow writers who had never been involved with the show before, throwing him stuff.Even with the best hosts, there’s a point at which the broadcast feels like it will never end. Is there any way to fix that?Yeah, you have to eliminate categories. But the Academy’s not going to do that. Every year, I say, “When the ratings get low enough, they’ll start eliminating.” There are 24 categories, and only four of them have actors. Part of the reason that people get tired is because they’ve seen awards shows like the Golden Globes where everybody is recognizable. And the Oscar show is full of nerds. Some of them are saying some wonderful, significant things, but people aren’t listening because they don’t give a shit about them.So what can this year’s Oscar producers—Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher, and Jesse Collins—learn from other COVID-19 era awards shows?Well, the Emmys did it great. The Golden Globes tried to duplicate some of that, but they had some of their own ideas that didn’t work. Their comedy sketches swung wide, with Kristen Wiig and then Maya Rudolph and Keenan Thompson doing that thing. They were both funny premises, but they just didn’t land, especially when they had an audience of 50 first responders. It was a nice idea, but nobody wants to see an audience without celebrities in it. Plus, the show was laden with so much—they were carrying the guilt of the white race the whole show. Don’t do the show that you would normally do; do something completely different. Steven Soderbergh producing is a brilliant idea because he’s a filmmaker, and he’ll do something different with it. Because he knows that he can’t do the same old, same old. Because we’re in an extraordinary year.RELATED: The Last Time the Oscars Didn’t Have a Host All Hell Broke LooseStay on top of the latest in L.A. food and culture. Sign up for our newsletters today. TAGSBruce VilanchAwards WatchAcademy AwardsOscarsPrevious articleMorning Brief: U.S. Health Agencies Call for a Pause on the Johnson & Johnson VaccineNext articleFormer L.A. Sheriff’s Deputy Gets Seven Years Behind Bars for a Brazen Cannabis HeistGwynedd Stuart RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORThe 2022 Golden Globes Have Been Booted by NBCThe Oscars Red Carpet Was Back in a Big WayBoring? Reverent? Here’s Who Won at This Year’s Decidedly Different Oscarslast_img read more

People / CEVA appoints Milton Pimenta to lead logistics cluster down under

first_imgMr Urbain said: “Milton is a very astute operator with an energetic, commercial mind.  He is a true team motivator who is ideally placed to lead the Australia & New Zealand cluster in the next step of its development.“I also want to thank Carlos for his valuable contribution in the turnaround of the business there and for developing one of the most impressive contract logistics campuses we have.” By Alex Lennane 20/11/2018 CEVA Logistics has appointed Milton Pimenta as managing director of its Australia and New Zealand logistics cluster.Mr Pimenta will move from his current position, head of contract logistics in South America in January, reporting to CEO Xavier Urbain.He takes over from Carlos Velez Rodriguez, who is leaving CEVA to pursue other career opportunities.Mr Pimenta joined CEVA 17 years ago, and has worked across both freight management and contract logistics. He has lived in both Australia and Asia, and the company said that he has extensive knowledge of the industry there.last_img read more

News / Truckers join protests in Myanmar adding to pressure on supply chains

first_imgAccording to The Myanmar Times, on Friday 2,750 MCTA truck drivers “suspended operations indefinitely”  in support of the protesters.The MCTA said: “The trucks will transport cargo deemed essential for the country and its people – such as medicines – but they have stopped running for other goods and materials. This is because the banks and ports are closed.”Yangon-based Care Freight confirmed to The Loadstar: “Everything is slowing down because truckers and customs clearance agents are joining the protesters.“Some shipping lines have pushed back their vessel arrival dates, with delays of about three days at Yangon port.”Cross-border road freight is also being impacted by the protesting truck drivers. For example, Thai media is reporting a slowdown in trade flowing via the Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge on the Moei river.However, Care Freight said the border with Thailand was “still OK”, adding that the Chinese border had seen a bigger impact.“It seems the China border has only 10% normal capacity, partly due to Chinese New Year, and at the Myanmar side, hundreds – if not thousands – of trucks are lining up waiting to discharge.”Meanwhile, cargo flights into South-east Asian nations have been a source of controversy since the coup began.Most passenger flights were already grounded due to Covid-19 restrictions, but following the military takeover, Yangon International Airport was widely reported be be completely closed until May or June, including for cargo.However, local forwarders have confirmed to The Loadstar there were a limited number of charter flights landing at Yangon earlier this month.According to The Irrawaddy, protesters took to social media last week claiming five cargo flights from Kunming were carrying “Chinese IT technicians to help the Myanmar military build a firewall”.The China Enterprise Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar reportedly denied the “firewall” rumours, claiming the flights were regular cargo services carrying imported goods such as seafood.Protesters have been gathering outside the Chinese embassy in Yangon in recent days, highlighting the Chinese Communist Party’s long-standing ties with the Myanmar military and its failure to condemn the coup, instead labelling it an “internal affair”.On the other hand, newly announced US sanctions against Burmese military leaders could have widespread implications for the shipping industry, given the military’s ownership of ports in the country.For example, in October, human rights group Burma Campaign UK said Maersk would stop using Yangon’s military-owned TMT Port, Hteedan International Port Terminal, and Ahlone International Port Terminal 1, following campaign pressure. The group also claimed it had pressured Liverpool-based Portia Management Services into not renewing its management of TMT Port.India’s Adani Ports is building a new container terminal in Yangon, on land leased from the Myanmar Economic Corporation, which is also owned by the military.According to The Hindu Business Line, a spokesperson for Adani Ports said: “We are watching the situation in Myanmar carefully and will engage with the relevant authorities and stakeholders to seek their advice before deciding how to manage this project into the future.” By Sam Whelan 16/02/2021 Mass political protests from an emerging civil disobedience movement has caused further freight disruption in Myanmar.Following the military coup on 1 February, thousands of Burmese have taken to the streets to demand a return to democracy.Local news reports and social media posts suggest an increasingly tense situation: there are violent clashes between protesters and police; internet blackouts; and arrests of journalists and protest leaders.Now, many industrial associations have stopped cooperating with the new military government in solidarity, including the Myanmar Container Trucks Association (MCTA).last_img read more

Publix reopens vaccine appointments for some Florida stores — most of SWFL not included

first_imgAdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments AdvertisementAll appointments available for DeSoto County were booked before 7:30 a.m. Publix officials ask that appointments be made only online and to not call Publix or the Publix Pharmacy.Publix advised people to not leave the page because if room becomes available, they will be automatically redirected to a page with instructions on how to book an appointment. Mobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 CLICK HERE FOR WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN BOOKING AN APPOINTMENT THROUGH PUBLIXPublix officials are asking people to be patient as there will be a large number of people trying to register online at the same time. For every appointment available, there are at least 10 customers trying to register for the same one, Publix Director of Communications Maria Brous said.Since there is no county residency restriction, customers may consider neighboring counties for available appointments, according to Publix. List of counties reopening registration: AlachuaColumbiaDeSoto Duval Highlands HillsboroughLakeLeonManateeNassau Okeechobee Orange Osceola PascoPinellas Polk Sarasota Seminole SumterSuwanneeIf you were unable to register for a vaccine appointment on Wednesday, your next opportunity will be Friday, February 26 at 7 a.m. ET.Customers with appointments for their second dose are not impacted and should check in at the COVID-19 vaccine check-in area at their scheduled date and time.The online reservation system is typically open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning for vaccine appointments at Florida Publix pharmacies, as long as the company continues to receive vaccine doses from the state and federal governments and barring unforeseen circumstances.The most up to date information about Publix vaccine appointments can be found here. Vaccines are currently only being given to people aged 65 and older. Vaccinations are by appointment only while supplies last. Lee County COVID-19 vaccine site moving to North Fort Myers this month June 13, 2021 DESOTO COUNTY, Fla. – After receiving more doses, Publix reopened its online reservation system for COVID-19 vaccination appointments on Wednesday. Most of Southwest Florida is not included.The doses are going to 273 stores in 20 Florida counties, the grocery store giant announced Monday. Last week’s winter weather disrupted shipping timelines, which caused many stores to have fewer appointments available.Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades counties will not be a part of the reopening. The only county in Southwest Florida to receive doses is DeSoto County, according to Publix. The system opened on Feb. 24, at 7 a.m. ET for appointments for Friday, Feb. 26. Advertisement AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments Ex-wife of Palm Beach Publix killer responds to sheriff’s criticism June 16, 2021 AdvertisementTags: covid-19 vaccineDeSoto CountyPublix RELATEDTOPICS Mobile pediatric vaccination clinic happening in Cape Coral Friday June 11, 2021 Advertisementlast_img read more

North Korea Taking Advantage of the Name “Korea” to Make Friendly…

first_img AvatarDaily NKQuestions or comments about this article? Contact us at [email protected] North Korea Taking Advantage of the Name “Korea” to Make Friendly Foreign Relations North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News Facebook Twitter News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak center_img News News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR [imText1]On the 9th, the DailyNK received a photo of Kim Jong Il’s brother Kim Pyong Il (54), the North Korean Ambassador in Poland, participating in an exchange economic cultural event organized by the “Korean Friendship Association.”The Korean Friendship Association acts as the intermediary for foreign relations between North Korea and Eastern European countries such as Poland and Czechoslovakia, though many assume that North Korea’s focus lies in winning more friendly pro-North Korea forces. In March 2004, Joanna Hosaniak, a Polish North Korea human rights advocate received a telephone call from the North Korean Embassy in Poland who said, “Contact us, if you want to meet Kim Jong Il.” The following day, an international conference was held in Poland regarding North Korean human rights and the refugee issue. Hosaniak, currently the international cooperation manager for the Citizens’ Alliance for North Korean Human Rights said on the 17th, “At the time, it seemed like they were trying to drag me into the Korean Friendship Association” and added, “In the past, North Korean authorities have been rather courteous to people interested in their country.” The Korean Friendship Association officially works in partnership with the “Committee for Cultural Relations with Foreign Countries of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” a movement which supports the Juche ideology. However, there are a few regulations that must be passed before a foreigner is accepted as an official member of the Korean Friendship Association. The pre-member must display ardent respect for North Korea and its leader, agree to all the rules and purposes of the association as well as respect other members. In addition, if any member is found denouncing North Korea or any of the regulations of the association or act in a manner outside its league, that member will be expelled from the association.The main role of the association is the protection of the North Korean government and funding North Korea. There is even a seminar which lectures on “Benevolence for Kim Jong Il’s rule.”Regarding the nuclear test last October, the association said, “We executed the test for peace and security on the Korean Peninsula and the outside world,” yet denies the violations of human rights occurring in North Korea and raises an objection against the existence of political concentration camps.Alejandro Cao de Benos de Les y Perez founded the association in November 2000 and is currently known to be working full-time for the North Korean government since 2004 and is also known to have developed close relations with North Korea’s elite governmental officials. In regards to the Korean Friendly Association, Kim Young Nam, Chairman of the Supreme People’s Assembly said, “Friendly North Korean alliances is like the engine of a train. Not only will this help you understand North Korea, it greatly contributes to the protection of our socialist regime.”[imText2]On the one hand, North Korea and the Korean Friendship Association have made continuous attempts to hide criticisms made by European nations against human rights violations in North Korea. Furthermore, using the title, “friendship” some parts of Europe including Russia and other Middle Eastern countries have been permitting human rights violations against North Korean workers in their country. In 2004, Hosaniak said that she felt the evil-eye on the “International North Korea Human Rights Conference Poland” at the time. She has even received an anonymous from Sweden which contained the message, “North Korea is aware of the international conference. Be careful.”She said, “We think that a person closely affiliated with the Korean Friendship Association sent the email” and added, “That person knew from early on that an international conference was going to take place.”At the time of the conference, the Citizens’ Alliance of North Korean Human Rights led a protest in front of the North Korean Embassy in Poland at which North Korean employees came out of the building and distributed propaganda arguing that the North Korean concentration camps were lies. In one corner of the embassy, you can see someone filming the protest. There were even books like “Anthology of Kim Il Sung” piled up in the lobby tables of the hotel participants of the conference were staying at the time. Regarding the Korean Friendship Association, one defector said, “This may be a strategy to allure more foreigners to the association as the official name “Korean Friendship Association” does not include either North Korea or the DPRK” and explained, “North Korea needs foreigners such as European spokespersons who will safeguard the North Korean government.”Kim Duk Hong (former President for Yeokwang Trade Company) who defected with Hwang Jang Yop (former Secretary for the North Korean Workers’ Party) in `97 once said, “Whenever I was overseas, there were times I introduced myself as “Korean.” If you reveal that you are “North Korean,” foreigners look down on you” and commented, “Following the 1988 Seoul Olympics, if you said you were Korean, foreigners assumingly thought you meant South Korea.” By Daily NK – 2007.05.22 5:27pm SHARElast_img

Earnings likely to set the pace on TSX this week

Keywords Marketwatch TSX gets lift from financials, U.S. markets rise to highest since March Malcolm Morrison Earnings reports from the Canadian resource sector will help set the tone for trading on the Toronto stock market amid a very light week for economic news in Canada and the U.S. Expectations are muted for the resource sector, reflecting a lacklustre global economic recovery that has not been kind to energy and mining stocks. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media S&P/TSX composite hits highest close since March on strength of financials sector Related news Toronto stock market dips on weakness in the energy and financials sectors “I think there’s no reason why you need to be aggressive owners of any of the big energy names. I think you could see the same thing for gold too, more so probably for gold than energy,” said John Stephenson, portfolio manager at First Asset Funds Inc. The TSX finished last week little changed, up a slight 0.25% to preserve a solid gain during January that saw the market rise by two per cent. New York indexes have also largely moved sideways since racking up a strong advance last month where the Dow industrials ran ahead about six per cent. In the energy sector, traders will take in earnings from Cenovus Energy (TSX:CVE) on Thursday. Cenovus is expected to suffer from the same malady affecting other big oil companies: a huge price differential between Western Canadian Select crude from the oilsands and West Texas Intermediate, a U.S. light oil benchmark priced at Cushing, Okla. Heavy crude, like that produced in the oilsands, has historically traded at a discount to WTI. But recently, that price gap has at times widened to roughly $40 as pipeline bottlenecks prevent growing oilsands production from getting to the most lucrative markets. “I think in time obviously this will improve, I think this pricing differential will close as it is temporary in nature and because of many temporary factors,” added Stephenson. “But it’s not shaping up to be pretty.” Analysts expect Cenovus to post net earnings per share of 39 cents, up four cents from a year ago. Revenue is forecast at $4.366 billion. Talisman Energy (TSX:TLM) and gas producer EnCana (TSX:ECA) also report results this week. Canada’s biggest gold producer also reports earnings on Thursday. Barrick Gold (TSX:ABX) is expected to report adjusted earnings per share of US$1.04, down from $1.17 a year ago, reflecting problems across the whole sector. “It’s cost, cost, cost and cost — it is the only issue,” added Stephenson. “What are the big costs? Energy and labour. And those are going higher. Not to mention royalties, and other things but costs are going higher and I think the other thing gold companies have to confront is that the investment community is overwhelmingly bearish on gold companies.” Traders will also hear from Agnico-Eagle Mines (TSX:AEM) and Kinross Gold (TSX:K) this week. Pipeline company TransCanada will hand in results on Tuesday. The company is trying to get approval from U.S. authorities to build its Keystone XL pipeline, a huge undertaking that would ship oilsands crude from Hardisty, Alberta to the U.S. gulf coast. But the project has been the target of fierce opposition from environmental groups and TransCanada has had to redraw the proposed route of the pipeline across Nebraska to avoid the sensitive Sandhills region of the state. Stephenson doesn’t think the delay in getting approval will impact TransCanada’s earnings report. “I think their earnings are going to be fine,” he said. “I think they’re actually a good story and I’m in the bullish camp that says Keystone XL gets done eventually. It will be delayed and delayed but it will get done eventually because there’s really no good reason not to do it.” Analysts expect net profit of 51 cents per share, down slightly from 53 cents a year ago. Outside of the resource sector, traders will also take in earnings from insurer Sun Life Financial (TSX:SLF) on Wednesday and telecoms Rogers Communications (TSX:RCI.B) and Telus Corp. (TSX:T) on Friday. In the meantime, seasonal factors could also provide some lift to the TSX this week. “One of the interesting features of the rally is that we’re in a seasonal period, you have a lot of contributions coming into RRSPs in Canada and the individual retirement accounts in the U.S. and also you have a seasonal flow of money going into personal pension plans,” observed Norman Raschkowan, North American strategist at Mackenzie Financial Corp. “The real test will be whether the upward trend is sustained beyond the first quarter or whether we have repeat of the pattern seen in the past couple of years where you have a strong first quarter and then go into doldrums. And then everyone realizes things aren’t that bad and prices are cheap and markets sort of rally into year end.” Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more

FSB issues guidance on recovery and resolution planning

How should banks allocate capital for crypto? James Langton The Financial Stability Board (FSB) issued guidance Tuesday that aims to help financial regulators and firms implement measures for recovery and resolution planning at systemically important banks. The FSB published three sets of guidance, which it says, will assist authorities and firms in implementing the recovery and resolution planning requirements endorsed by the G20 in November 2011 to deal with the problems posed by banks that are “too big to fail”. Related news Keywords Banking industryCompanies Financial Stability Board Preparations for such a failure is required for global and national systemically important financial institutions, it says; adding that effective recovery and resolution planning, and the development of credible resolution strategies for large, cross-border firms, “are essential for reducing the moral hazard” associated with these sorts of firms. The guidance was issued for public consultation in November 2012, and the FSB says that it has been revised in light of the comments received during that consultation. It reports that respondents generally supported the overall direction of the draft guidance, but that they sought more clarity on the considerations and pre-conditions for the development and successful implementation of effective resolution strategies. “Today’s publication marks a further important step towards making the largest, most complex financial firms resolvable without taxpayer solvency support,” said Paul Tucker, deputy governor of the Bank of England and chair of the FSB resolution steering group. “Key jurisdictions are well on the way to having the necessary legislative regimes in place,” he noted. “Resolution strategies are being framed in line with the FSB’s Guidance Papers. Next steps will need to include regulatory measures to remove impediments, and changes to firms’ financial or organisational structure where necessary.” OSFI seeks to step up sector’s cyber resilience Translating climate risks into financial risks takes work Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter read more