CBI forecasts sluggish start to 2011

first_img whatsapp Share CBI forecasts sluggish start to 2011 alison.lock Monday 20 December 2010 4:27 am Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsappcenter_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGem UK economic growth will drop to a “very sluggish” level in the first quarter of 2011 as consumer spending weakens, the Confederation of British Industry has said.Reduced household spending after the VAT rise will hold back first-quarter growth to about 0.2 per cent, down from 0.8 per cent at present and a slight reduction on its previous forecast of 0.3 per cent.The CBI’s latest economic recovery revised the 2012 growth forecast upwards to 2.4 per cent, but said this is still very subdued for the late stages of a recovery.“The pace of recovery in the UK economy has been slightly stronger over the past year than we and many others had expected, and somewhat faster than typical during the first year out of a recession. “But we do not expect that rapid pace of growth to continue over the next two years of recovery,” said CBI chief economic adviser Ian McCafferty. The forecast cautioned that inflationary pressures will remain high over the course of 2011, and “significantly exceed” the stated two per cent target of the Bank of England.“The persistent strength of energy and commodity prices is a growing concern, as it is likely to mean that inflation does not fall back quite as sharply as many hope,” McCafferty said.The CBI said it expected the Bank to begin to “normalise” monetary policy in the spring, followed by a slightly faster stimulus withdrawal over the second half.It expected interest rates to rise from the current record low of 0.5 per cent to 2.75 per cent by the fourth quarter of 2012.But the CBI still believes a double-dip recession is unlikely, even if the recovery remains “fragile” and has predicted “fairly modest” growth of 0.4 per cent, 0.5 per cent and 0.5 per cent over the second, third and final quarters of 2011. Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

US Open 2020 : Novak Djokovic favorite to win his 18th…

first_imgLatest Sports NewsProfileNovak DjokovicSportTennisUS Open 1st September, Tuesday US Open US Open US Open by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndoPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoGrammarlyAdvertisement Avoid Grammatical Errors with This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndoIf there were doubts over the 33-year-old Serb’s ability to regain that momentum after the shutdown, they were quickly dispelled this week as Djokovic returned to court for the U.S. Open tune-up at the Western & Southern Open in New York.He struggled a bit with a neck issue in his opening win over Ricardas Berankis but normal service resumed in his next outings against Tennys Sandgren and German Jan-Lennard Struff.“Everything is going in the right direction, I’m feeling very good,” declared Djokovic, also not discounting the possibility of going undefeated during the year.The lengthy COVID-19 break possibly presented more challenges for the Serb than any other opponent on court.During that period, the 33-year-old organised the ill-fated Adria Tour, an exhibition tournament in the Balkan region during which he and three other players contracted COVID-19.The event, which was played in front of fans and lacked social-distancing measures, was heavily criticised leading Djokovic to complain of being subjected to a “witch-hunt”.He initially voiced apprehension about the protocols in the New York bio-secure bubble put in place by the organisers but took a late call to travel to the U.S.His long-time rival Rafa Nadal, however, chose to stay at home and, with Roger Federer also missing after undergoing knee surgery, Djokovic has been left as the only representative of the ‘Big Three’ in New York.US Open 2020 Draws : Will anyone challenge Novak Djokovic at US Open this year ? The magnitude of Nadal’s and Federer’s absence can be gauged by the fact that the triumvirate have shared the last 13 Grand Slam titles between them and the onus will solely be on the Serb to add to that number.Incidentally, the last time someone outside the trio won a Grand Slam was at the U.S. Open when Swiss Stan Wawrinka beat Djokovic in 2016.But Wawrinka also decided against travelling to New York leaving former champions Andy Murray and Marin Cilic as the only other Grand Slam winners besides Djokovic in the draw.Djokovic has previously said he could win the most Grand Slam titles and become the longest-reigning world number one by the time he retires.A victory on Sept. 13 at the Arthur Ashe stadium will give him his 18th Grand Slam crown and leave him one short of Nadal’s tally while Federer leads with 20.The Swiss also holds the record of 310 weeks at number one but Djokovic is steadily progressing towards eclipsing him and has already topped the world rankings for 282 weeks.Djokovic has said it will, however, be disrespectful to discount the chances of other players in the draw.“Anyone can win, even more after six months without the tour,” he said last week. “We don’t really know how we’re going to feel on the court.”Dominic Thiem has had three attempts at ending the Grand Slam hegemony of the Big Three but lost the previous two French Open finals to Nadal while going down to Djokovic in this year’s Australian Open title clash.The third-ranked Austrian’s preparations suffered a jolt when he crashed out of the Western & Southern Open in straight sets to Filip Krajinovic in his first match.Last year’s U.S. Open finalist Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas have had some big wins in their careers but not many will bet on them prevailing against Djokovic’s machine-like precision on hardcourts.Three-time Grand Slam champion Murray is currently ranked 134th after undergoing two hip surgeries but a win against a top-10 player is not beyond him as Zverev found out this week.US Open 2020 : Where it will be broadcasted LIVE in the Indian Sub-Continent ? Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title Latest Sports News Tennis 09:30 PM 1st Round Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 1 HD TAGSNovak Djokovic Live @ US Open 2020US Open 2020 LiveUS Open 2020 Live Star SportsUS Open 2020 live streaming Disney+ HotstarUS Open 2020 Men’s Singles Draws SHARE Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Shaqiri doubles Switzerland’s lead after Seferovic opener; Follow Live Updates WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video 1st Round 09:30 PM Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore 08:30 PM Football ATP Tour Tennis Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 2 HD Halle Open 2021 Final: Ugo Humbert defeats Andrey Rublev to become champion US Open 3108:30 PM US Open Wimbledon 2021 LIVE streaming: When, where and how to watch year’s third Grand Slam’ in you country, India 09:30 PM Viking Classic Birmingham 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur beats Daria Kasatkina to clinch title 2nd September, Wednesday Cricket Cricket Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 1 HD 08:30 PM Tennis Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title Sport News Cricket US Open 2020 will be broadcasted LIVE on Star Sports Select 1 & Star Sports Select 1 HD in India. The world’s most glamorous tennis Grand Slam US Open 2020 will be LIVE Streamed on Disney+ Hotstar. The LIVE telecast of the first round matches will start @ 8.30PM IST on 31st August Monday.  2nd Round Tennis Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 1 HD The men’s draw at a Grand Slam has seldom had such an overwhelming a favourite in recent times as Novak Djokovic at this year’s U.S. Open, with lot more at stake for the world number one than just his 18th major title.It took the COVID-19 pandemic to put a brake on Djokovic’s 18-match unbeaten run in 2020, as he won the ATP Cup with Serbia, an eighth Australian Open title and a fifth Dubai Tennis Championships before the season came to a halt in early March. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports Select 1 HD Cricket US Open US Open 2020 : Novak Djokovic favorite to win his 18th Grand Slam, check the challengers list Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 2 HD Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 2 HD Facebook Twitter Star Sports Select 2, Star Sports Select 2 HD YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatter|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo By Kunal Dhyani – August 28, 2020 WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to wet outfield, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Tennis US Open 3rd September, Thursday 1st Round 2nd Round 2nd Round 1st Round Tennis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 08:30 PM Previous articleWWE legend and Hall of Famer “Bullet” Bob Armstrong passes away at 80Next articleNFCC vs CEC ECS T10-Cyprus 2020 LIVE: Dream 11 Nicosia XI Fighters CC vs Cyprus Eagles CTL Dream11 Team Prediction, Team Squads, Match Prediction Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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IPL 2020 : RCB coach declares, De Villiers, Steyn can be…

first_imgCricketIndian premier leagueIndian premier league 2020SportSport News IPL 2020 : RCB coach declares, De Villiers, Steyn can be RCB’s trump cards in IPL 2020 By Kunal Dhyani – August 27, 2020 Football The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team has never won the Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy. Can IPL 2020 be their year ? RCB’s team director Mike Hesson thinks so. According to Hesson, team’s extremely experienced international stars AB De Villiers and Dale Steyn can be the team’s big stars as still they have plenty to offer to the team.  Euro 2020 Top Scorers: Ronaldo joins Patrik Schick at top, Lukaku remains second; Check who is leading the Euro 2020 Golden Boot race by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Like24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsUndoMicrosoftBring your desktop to life with Bing WallpaperMicrosoftUndoE! OnlineTLC’s So Freaking Cheap Takes Penny-Pinching to the ExtremeE! OnlineUndo“Physically, he’s feeling good and refreshed. And once again, he’s one of the few in the group that are absolutely chomping at the bit to get into training.” Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL IPL 2020 : ‘Dale Steyn is bowling some different deliveries, will contribute a lot in IPL 2020’, says HessonFast bowler Steyn, who quit Tests in 2019 to prolong his limited overs career, has played three Twenty20 International matches this year in addition to his stint in the Pakistan Super League.“He’s developing his game,” former New Zealand head coach Hesson said of the 37-year-old quick.“We saw some different deliveries that he’s been able to develop over the last six months. So he’s certainly not ready to retire yet, certainly very keen to make a contribution this IPL.”This year’s IPL will be played in the United Arab Emirates from September 19. But the Indian cricket board is yet to declare the schedule for the event this year.  Football Euro 2020- Spain vs Poland Highlights: Spain held to 1-1 draw as Lewandowski’s Poland keep Euro hopes alive “Only a matter of weeks ago he took part in a match in South Africa and once again he was a standout player, having just come out of his living room. So that certainly showed the quality of player he is,” Hesson told a virtual media conference from Dubai on Wednesday.“He’s had very, very good franchise tournaments around the world the last 12 months and he’s in good touch. YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Football South African stalwarts de Villiers and Steyn ‘still have plenty to offer at this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL)’ despite their recent lack of involvement in top-level cricket, Hesson declared.De Villiers, 36, quit international cricket in 2018 but plays in Twenty20 leagues in South Africa and Australia. He was on the winning team in an experimental three-team tournament in July. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Formula 1 Football center_img Football Football Football Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale and Co face do-or-die clash; Italy eye third consecutive win; Follow Live Updates, Tokyo Olympics: IOA fuming as Japan imposes stricter regulations on India’s Olympic team, calls it ‘discriminatory and unfair’ Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update Football Previous articleIPL 2020: Mumbai Indians full schedule 2020, MI hotel in UAE, key players, IPL Records, Mumbai Indians full squad, captain; All you need to knowNext articleCricket Business : Cricket Ireland signs with Clear Currency as sponsor Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSAB DeVilliers record in IPLDale SteynIndian Premier LeagueIPL 2020IPL 2020 Schedule in UAERoyal Challengers Bangalore SHARE Sport News Facebook Twitter Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings F1 French GP 2021 Live: Max Verstappen to take pole position, Lewis Hamilton second Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR last_img read more

Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) Q32014 Interim Report

first_imgContinental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Continental Reinsurance Plc (CONTIN.ng)  2014 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileContinental Reinsurance Plc offers reassurance services for life and non-life classes through service centres in Nigeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Tunisia and Botswana. The company’s reinsurance offering covers fire and engineering; motor, liability and general accident; marine and aviation; oil and energy; and individual and group life risks. Continental Reinsurance Plc also provides specialist advisory services for reinsurance structuring, actuarial and risk management and product development support. Continental Property and Engineering Risk Services (CPERS) Limited in South Africa is a subsidiary of Continental Reinsurance Plc and operates as a technical referral competence with the Group. The subsidiary company was established to meet the growing demand for specialist engineering insurance risk cover and advisory services. Its core functions are underwriting, risk surveys, claims handling and training. Continental Reinsurance Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Continental Reinsurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

The Cineworld share price is up 70% in 2 days. Is it time to pile in and buy?

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. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images. See all posts by Alan Oscroft Alan Oscroft | Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 | More on: CINE Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img The Cineworld share price is up 70% in 2 days. Is it time to pile in and buy? Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE) shareholders have suffered in the 2020 stock market crash. It’s one of the biggest cinema chains, and pandemic lockdowns have pretty much suspended that business. As a result, the Cineworld share price has fallen further than most.At this week’s lowest point, Cineworld shares had lost a whopping 87% since the start of the year. But then came news of the vaccine being developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, which has shown 90% effectiveness in trials. And the US Food and Drug Administration has approved Eli Lilly’s monoclonal antibody treatment, with the tongue-twisting name bamlanivimab.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…Cineworld share price climbingSince the vaccine announcement, the Cineworld share price has jumped 70%. If you were lucky enough to get your timing right and buy before Monday, well done. But, for me, I’m trying to work out whether to put Cineworld on my potential buy list now. I’m a film fan, and I’ve always thought the cinema industry has an attractive long-term future, despite technological advances in home viewing.But, right now, it all comes down to how I’m trying to make the most of the lockdown crash. I’m trying to separate companies directly affected by the pandemic from those hit by the general economic downturn. I reckon the latter could well be safer recovery buys as we emerge from the crisis. And I think those with fundamentally-damaged businesses could take a lot longer to recover. They might even need some significant refinancing before they pull through.Fundamentally-damaged business?I reckon we’re looking at the fundamentally-damaged category here. Should big crowds pile into cinemas before Christmas, I think the Cineworld share price could climb further. But how likely is that?Well, we’ll be lucky if vaccinations even start this side of Yuletide. And even when it does reach us, it will take some time, purely from a logistics point. A couple of other things will surely hamper the rollout too. For one, the vaccine needs to be stored at -80 deg Celsius, which will be hard to manage. And we’ll need a second dose after three weeks, so that would push even the first recipients well into January and beyond.To add even more gloom to my bearish thoughts on the Cineworld share price, we have no idea how long any immunity will last. We already have evidence of people catching Covid-19 twice, so it might not be long. And what about mutated strains, like the one widely infecting mink in Denmark?How to remain solvent?Even after that negativity, I’m confident cinemas will all open again in time. All Cineworld has to do is remain solvent until then. But I see its share price as still under threat. The company is saddled with debt. And without new funding, it could be in breach of its loan covenants by the end of the year.Potential financial saviours are going to want to see favourable terms to compensate them for the risk. And what’s favourable for them is likely to be unfavourable for current shareholders. I think it’s way too early to call a recovery, and I’m keeping away from the risk. Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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.last_img read more

Is Domino’s Pizza a tasty investment for the future?

first_img bwatson1 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Domino’s Pizza. 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. Is Domino’s Pizza a tasty investment for the future? 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. Ben Watson | Tuesday, 17th November, 2020 | More on: DOM Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Ben Watson There is a piece of advice given by top UK fund manager Nick Train that can underpin an investment opportunity. “If a company owns or manufacture products that taste good it’s likely to be an excellent company”. He also suggests that “the taste of a product is something it is quite hard to imagine the internet disintermediating”.This was my starting point in a search through the FTSE 250. It didn’t take long for me to find a company, which in my opinion makes tasty products.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…Domino’s Pizza Group (LSE: DOM) has adjusted to the Covid-19 pandemic as well as can be expected. The recent trading update showed full-year profit to be in line with consensus with a rise in recent sales. A sterling digital performance was further good news for investors. The company has also benefitted from the temporary UK VAT cut. In an interesting parallel with supermarkets, the pandemic has shifted sales more into delivery orders. The costs incurred are higher for deliveries than collections. This detracts from margins.In my opinion, Domino’s Pizza has characteristics that should be at the forefront of a Foolish investor’s mind. Manika Premsingh examined the investing case in October. It is a resilient, cash generating business, with a strong brand. However, the recent share price trend has been downwards, suggesting investors are wary of future prospects.Clouds on the horizonDomino’s Pizza uses a franchise model. Usually investors have much to gain from this position. The income from each store does not have a high degree of cost attached. There is an additional revenue stream from selling equipment and ingredients to franchise owners. However, business growth depends on finding people willing to open new franchises, or expand existing ones. For Domino’s, this is a problem.Domino’s Pizza — struggling to grow?Domino’s strategy for growth has been to add new stores within existing franchise territories. This has resulted in more sales to customers, and ingredients to stores. New stores, however, have taken sales from existing franchise owners. Concurrently, disruption from rivals such as Just Eat has increased competition both for sales and delivery staff. CEO Dominic Paul addressed these issues in the latest update. He called for realigning the relationship with franchisee partners by agreeing a sustainable way forward. However, definitive results will take some time. There are limits to international expansion. Domino’s is also currently looking to dispose of loss-making arms in Europe.Foolish summaryOn the surface, Domino’s Pizza looks a good prospective investment case for long-term growth. The advice given by Nick Train certainly holds up well here. Consumer tastes for the product are positive, and the dividend has been reinstated. However, there are long-term, unresolved issues beneath the surface. For now, I will be avoiding the shares.center_img Image source: Getty Images. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Three red cards in heated Leicester Tigers vs Bath battle at Welford Road

first_imgTuesday Dec 4, 2012 Three red cards in heated Leicester Tigers vs Bath battle at Welford Road Referee Tim Wigglesworth showed three red cards during Leicester Tigers’ hard fought 17-12 win over Bath in the Aviva Premiership on the weekend. There were also two yellow cards in a second half at Welford Road that few could have predicted. Bath were looking strong after tries to Stephen Donald and Tom Biggs despite two penalties from George Ford. Things went downhill in the second half though, as they first lost Simon Taylor to the bin for obstruction, then Francois Louw got sent off for something far more sinister.The cameras didn’t catch the actual incident but the referee’s assistant had no hesitation in recommending a red card for Louw dropping an elbow on Tigers fullback Geordan Murphy.Fast forward a few minutes and Matt Bahanan high tackled Anthony Allen from a restart, knocking him out cold. Brett Deacon took exception to it in the form of a punch to the face before chaos ensued, and both players were red carded upon recommendation of the Television Match Official.“Certainly I will never condone or coach foul play and I know the professionals involved,” said Bath coach Gary Gold post match. “I thought Matt’s definitely wasn’t a red but when you lose a game I don’t want to have a go at officials. “It was irresponsible and it was unfortunate but I didn’t think it was red but it was a penalty and Matt knows he has made a mistake and feels terrible about it.”Tigers boss Richard Cockerill wasn’t as delicate in his description of the officials’ rulings. “Three red cards in a game where there was a lot of pushing and shoving and a clumsy tackle is madness to me. It was just shenanigans. In a way what went on made the game more interesting. We all live in the playground. Boys will be boys and you shake hands and get on with it,” said Cockerill.“The first sending off was something about nothing. There was a bit of a scuffle and Louw dropped an elbow on a player and it’s a straight red card. Should he have been sent off? Probably not. “It’s a bit harsh but it’s the world we live in. I don’t think it will put anybody off from wanting to play the game but it’s a man’s game. It’s a physical game. “Banahan is a big, physical man who made a clumsy challenge. It hurt Anthony and it looks particularly bad but I don’t think it was particularly malicious. Brett Deacon retaliates a little bit and throws a punch because his mate has been pole-axed and suddenly they are both off.“You strike a player and it’s a straight red. It’s political correctness gone mad and in my opinion it’s out of kilter in terms of how the game should be played. “If you go back to the 1990s when this side was very aggressive we would have three blokes a side. I don’t necessarily agree with how it’s refereed but that’s the way it is,” he added.A few minutes after the main incident, Donald was sinbinned for pushing a player in the face.SUSPENSIONSEarlier tonight a discplinary panel banned Tigers flanker Brett Deacon for one week for striking, while Matt Banahan received a three week suspension for the dangerous tackle on Allen.The case of Francois Louw was dismissed, but quite surprisingly Bath hooker Lee Mears received a two week ban for striking, which wasn’t spotted by the cameras or officials on the day.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

A Day with Dixon: An all-access look into a day with TCU’s basketball coach

first_imgLinkedin CommitmentAs we are about to get up and walk over to the 10 a.m. staff meeting, our conversation shifts to coaches who have kept their job and kept their programs successful.“It comes down to how committed you want to be, and that applies in a lot of different areas,” Dixon said. “I think a big part of Kansas’ success is their home-court advantage, we have to replicate something like that here. Obviously, we’re sold-out, but we have to create that atmosphere on a consistent basis. Every game we need to fill every seat, but you’re talking about 100 years. You talk about commitment; they hired the guy that invented the game. Obviously, they’ve had some challenges, but have gotten through them. That’s commitment.”Dixon opens his scouting reporter file cabinet filled with reports on every opponent the program has played since his arrival three seasons ago. Photo by Garrett Podell.Commitment comes down to more than just dollars and cents, he said.“It’s a culture, it’s a tone, it doesn’t mean that’s what you want to be,” Dixon said. “What we have in place at TCU is our mission of how you want to look at things, it’s not right or wrong, but it’s how you want to look at things, your values and beliefs.”A former Horned Frog basketball player himself, his mission statement is simple: give the school the best basketball program possible while exhausting all of the resources at his disposal.“At certain schools, they’ve been successful no matter who the coach has been or who has been there, and it’s just a certain thing,” Dixon said. “Other places it takes every bit of effort to get everything out of the resources available to us given our resources and university. It’s not just based on money: there are certain things you can’t buy. You have to make decisions every day on how you’re going to do things as a coach and administration and student-athlete.”The commitment conversation continued with the rest of his staff during their daily morning meeting as talk shifted to making TCU a destination for transfer players with player movement in college basketball becoming more common than ever. At one point, he turned to me to ask if I knew of any one-year programs that TCU offered. Point guard Alex Robinson’s one-year master’s program in supply chain management comes up, but Dixon and his staff didn’t know how likely it was to get players into the Neeley School of Business.He then referenced how other schools like Purdue are able to recruit transfers like Dartmouth guard Evan Boudreaux by utilizing graduate programs like their weekend Master’s of Science in Leadership and Innovation program, which is designed for people who work full-time jobs to be able to get a master’s degree. The program consists of four semesters and meets for “three on-campus weekends” during each semester.“It’s going to come down to all these schools that will be creating one-year master’s programs,” Dixon said, turning to me and saying dryly, “Those that are ‘committed’ as we talked about earlier. They’ll come up with one-year programs to get guys in, those that are committed.”TCU head coach Jamie Dixon leads his staff through the daily 10 a.m. meeting. Photo by Garrett Podell.Dixon and the staff move on to discussing opportunities in the DFW area to watch recruits the staff was interested in. To close out the meeting, Dixon begins talking about points of emphasis for that afternoon’s practice: guards coming to a jump-stop in the paint to prevent turnovers, something the staff still stresses at this point in the season, guards making a difference on the boards.Back in his office going over some film before heading off to lunch, I asked Dixon how different it is coaching today versus 10 years ago, and he immediately cites social media, which leads us to talk about the photo of himself at a TCU equestrian meet that circulates Twitter among fans.“I was kind of disappointed they wouldn’t let me do anything at the meet: they just told me to get on the horse. I thought I would be able to ride around, but they just wanted to take pictures,” Dixon said. “I didn’t grow up around horses, I was in Hollywood and the Bronx.”Soon pic.twitter.com/Aal0CZWp0T— mitch (@itmemitch) January 4, 2019Had he not been a basketball player, perhaps baseball might have been in the cards with the constant exposure he received when in New York.“I would play some pick-up hoops, but Little League baseball was the go-to,” Dixon said. “I would try to play in the Little League in the area, but they wouldn’t let me play because I had to be a resident of the area, even though I was there in summer as much as anyone else who lived there year-round. If I had been able to play, who knows maybe I’m a baseball coach,” he said with a chuckle.Lunch with a dash of commitmentAt about 11 a.m., we join the rest of his staff in the Moncrief Club in Amon G. Carter Stadium to eat a brunch spread complete with an omelet bar, muffins, toast, cereal, soup and salad.Dixon discusses different programs and players around the country and some of his former Pittsburgh players who are professional players overseas.However, he ate quickly and headed over to The Cheesecake Factory for a birthday lunch for a booster and Athletic Director Jeremiah Donati, the type of outing he said he tries to limit or avoid completely during the season. His reasoning for darting out before the team’s scheduled 1:45 p.m. practice – “commitment,” he said with a wink.While he’s out, assistants Scott Cross, Ryan Miller and Corey Barker all talked about their coaching career paths and how Dixon’s program at TCU allows them to contribute a lot of their own ideas.They said Dixon isn’t above going with the best idea, no matter who suggested it. This is put in action at about 1:15 p.m., when Dixon returns to his office and Barker comes in to diagram the variations of a play called “Dribble” that Indiana State liked to run, wanting to see how they were going to attack it. Dixon locked into every word Barker said and furiously took notes as Barker diagrammed the play on a whiteboard on the wall.PracticeBefore practice began, Robinson danced around the arc, shooting three-pointers while guard Desmond Bane did the same on another basket. Forward JD Miller was at one of the side goals practicing a variety of shots as the rest of the team trickled onto the practice court. Dixon’s whistle pierced the air promptly at 1:45 p.m. and the team ran to the stations to begin drill work in their assigned groups. He walked the team through each drill before it began, each one beginning with a strong whistle.During drills, he paced around the entire practice court, intently analyzing each group as the assistant coaches led the players through each drill, interjecting with words of encouragement in a calm and collected manner when he felt something needed to be corrected. Even water breaks happened at their prescribed time on the practice plan.Halfway through practice, Jaylen Fisher sat out as he had his right calf worked on, an injury that dissipated before the team’s 20-point win over Indiana State the following Sunday, but a sign of what would come as the junior is now out for the season and is in the NCAA transfer portal after his knee swelled back up following the team’s Diamond Head Classic victory in Hawaii.The injury bugAfter practice ended at 3:45 p.m., Dixon lamented how injuries have been a constant during his time at TCU, more noticeable than what he had observed during his 13 years at Pittsburgh. Three players who he thought were going to factor into the rotation—Fisher, Lat Mayen, who told Dixon he was “100 percent” on Jan. 14, and Angus McWilliam—sit out for significant stretches of time.“I’ve never had three guys consistently out for a stretch for as long as they did, about six months, it’s unheard of,” he said.Dixon also spoke about the importance of keeping guards like Robinson healthy.“There’s a timing element to them and sometimes it’s the right injury since you can lose big guys and be okay,” Dixon said. “When you lose guards, that’s where you run into problems. You can always play smaller and be all right, but when you have to play bigger, moving small forwards to guards and shooting guards to point guards and centers to power forwards, that’s when it can be difficult.”The day concluded with Dixon leaving to meet his son Jack for a work-out, and he turned to me and said, “Thanks for stopping by, that’s what we’ve got here, hope you enjoyed it. See you Sunday.”From his commitment to the program to his commitment to his family, Dixon’s workday comes to an end until 8 a.m. rolls around once again the next day. ReddIt Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee + posts Twitter Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ TCU basketball head coach gives the Frogs Up salute to the student section following the Horned Frogs’ 98-67 victory over West Virginia. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Garrett Podell printTCU head basketball coach gives the Frogs Up salute to the student section following the Horned Frogs’ 98-67 victory over West Virginia. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSoto.TCU head basketball coach Jamie Dixon strolls into the office at 8:15 a.m. on Dec. 13 wearing a black TCU sweatsuit. A light purple, almost blue polo with the Horned Frog logo is tucked in. Purple and black Nike’s are on his feet.Despite the casual look, his salt-and-pepper hair was the same as you would see it on any game day: not a hair out of place styled straight back.He managed a slight grin as he walked in, knowing I was going to be shadowing him for the day.“Hey Garrett, let’s get started,” he said as he unlocked his office just down the right side of the basketball office hall.Even though his team’s next game against Indiana State wasn’t until Sunday, Dixon’s work had already begun at his house, where he’d written a practice plan and worked on next season’s non-conference schedule.The Big 12’s challenge with the Big East starts up next season, which would likely conflict with the Hall of Fame Classic at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in December. The game has treated TCU fondly over the last two years, winning a hard-fought contest against a ranked Nevada team and thrashing USC by 35 points. Instead, Dixon said next season’s non-conference tournament will be the MGM Resorts Main Event over Thanksgiving break.Before coming into the office, he’d also watched the first half of Indiana State’s last game.“I don’t have a room where you turn all the lights off to watch because I’ll just watch it right here in my office on my laptop and at home,” he said. “I have my spot at home just at the kitchen table. I have a little office area in my home I can tuck myself away in when the kids have stuff going on, running around in the kitchen.”TCU head basketball coach Jamie Dixon watches film of Indiana State in his office to prepare for TCU’s next game against the Sycamores. Photo by Garrett Podell.Hands-onDixon, in his third year as TCU’s head basketball coach, is hands-on when it comes to game-planning, from watching film to keeping track of every little piece of information about his team.As he soaks in the footage, Dixon flips through a three-ring binder to put one copy of today’s practice schedule into the organizer that’s stuffed with a variety of different clippings, neatly sorted with laminated tabs. He keeps one for every season filled with practice schedules, events, box scores, notes and daily agendas.Dixon’s binder for the 2018-2019 season lays open on his desk as he prepares the afternoon practice plan. Photo by Garrett Podell.Dixon’s meticulous organization also means a file folder is kept for every opponent the Horned Frogs have played during his tenure. Each of his three assistant coaches studies three Big 12 teams closely in order for Dixon to have a complete report when it comes time to play their conference rivals. Linkedin Twittercenter_img Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Garrett Podellhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/garrett-podell/ Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas ReddIt Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Facebook Previous articleHoroscope: January 24, 2019Next articleListen: The Podell and Pickell Show with Christen Lockett Re-Air Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

Two reporters killed in Taliban suicide bombing

first_img PakistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information December 6, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two reporters killed in Taliban suicide bombing April 21, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists Follow the news on Pakistan News RSF_en center_img News PakistanAsia – Pacific News News Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the death of two reporters – Abdul Wahab of Express TV and Pervez Khan of Waqt TV – in a double suicide-bombing today at a meeting of tribal elders in a government building in Ghalanai, the main town in the northwestern Tribal Area of Mohmand. About 40 people were killed by the two explosions in quick succession, which were claimed by the Taliban.“We appeal to the Taliban to immediately stop this repugnant practice of organizing suicide bombings at public meetings attended by civilians and covered by journalists,” Reporters Without Borders said.Last May, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and Reporters Without Borders issued a joint worldwide appeal in which they condemned “with the utmost firmness all recourse to suicide bombings in the middle of crowds of civilians that result in the deaths of innocent people including media workers.” Read the appeal: http://en.rsf.org/pakistan-worldwide-appeal-by-journalists-10-05-2010,37…In today’s atrocity, the two suicide bombers detonated their charges at the entrance to the main political administration building in Ghalanai as representatives of the Alizai and Safi tribes were assembled for a meeting with government officials. In addition to those killed, about 70 people were wounded, including the journalist Mohib Ali.During a recent meeting in Peshawar with a Reporters Without Borders representative, Wahab and Khan had said security in Mohmand was their biggest problem. “We have to face threats from both sides,” Wahad said. “The outside world cannot imagine how difficult it is to work in the Tribal Areas right now.”Tribal Union of Journalists president Ibrahim Shinwari said: “We have lost two colleagues. This new incident has confirmed the vulnerability of the media in this conflict situation.” Speaking on condition of anonymity, a Mohmand-based journalist said: “As cameramen, they had to get close to this kind of meeting. That is what exposed them to danger.”Claiming responsibility for today’s double suicide-bombing, Taliban leader Umer Khalid said it was carried out to avenge the fact that the Pakistani security forces in Mohmand had handed over foreign combatants to the United States.Pakistan is the world’s most dangerous country for the media, with a total of 11 journalists killed since the start of 2010. The Taliban supreme leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar, is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Predators of Press Freedom”: http://en.rsf.org/predator-mullah-mohammad-omar,37284.html Organisation to go further June 2, 2021 Find out more January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

[Breaking] District Judge Rules Out Transfer Of MJ Akbar’s Defamation Case; Matter To Continue In Same Court

first_imgNews Updates[Breaking] District Judge Rules Out Transfer Of MJ Akbar’s Defamation Case; Matter To Continue In Same Court LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK22 Oct 2020 4:46 AMShare This – xThe criminal defamation case filed by former Union Minister and BJP MP, M J Akbar, against journalist Priya Ramani will continue before the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Vishaj Pahuja, of Rouse Avenue, New Delhi.This was decided by the District & Sessions Judge, Sujata Kohli, of Rouse Avenue on Thursday. This means that the court which had been handling the case…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe criminal defamation case filed by former Union Minister and BJP MP, M J Akbar, against journalist Priya Ramani will continue before the court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Vishaj Pahuja, of Rouse Avenue, New Delhi.This was decided by the District & Sessions Judge, Sujata Kohli, of Rouse Avenue on Thursday. This means that the court which had been handling the case right from the beginning will continue with the matter.On October 13, the ACMM Vishal Pahuja had deferred the final hearing in the matter after stating that as per the orders of the Supreme Court, the ACMM’s court was designated as Special Court for trying cases against MPs/MLAs. Therefore, it cannot hear a case filed by a MP, and can only hear cases against MPs, observed the court. Stating this, the ACMM had referred the matter to the Sessions Court for orders on transfer.This development took place when the case was at the stage of the final hearing. The ACMM had by then completed the examination of witnessed produced by the complainant and the accused. The ACMM’s order to defer the hearing had caused confusion as to whether the trial proceedings will have to re-start afresh if the matter was assigned to some other court.Settling such doubts, the District and Sessions Judge ordered on Thursday that the matter will continue before the same court.The ACMM will take up the case on November 2.The criminal defamation case was filed by Akbar in October 2018 after Priya Ramani revealed on social media that she had to face sexual harassment from him while she was working under him.Akbar had to resign as the Union Minister following the controversy created by Ramani’s revelations amid the ‘#MeToo’ movement.Next Storylast_img read more