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HSBC, Goldman and Lord Fink back City fintech firm Bud

first_img Bud is used by banks and financial firms to take advantage of Open Banking regulations and create apps that allow customers to view their financial lives in one place. Clients include HSBC, Aviva’s Wealthify, Hiscox and online broker AJ Bell.The Shoreditch startup said it will use the funding to double its headcount to more than 120 staff by the end of the year, and expand into new markets. The round takes Bud’s funding to date to $23m.Read more: Starling Bank courts Irish banking licence as it launches euro accountChief executive Ed Maslaveckas said Bud’s success is symbolic of how consumers are beginning to demand a more data-driven approach to financial services.”The investment proves that banks are looking seriously at how open banking can evolve beyond what regulation requires into something that genuinely puts customers first,” he said. “It’s just the beginning of a larger change for the finance industry but it’s a significant step forward in helping people gain more control over their lives.”Raman Bhatia, HSBC’s head of digital banking, will be joining Bud’s board as part of the investment. Tags: Company FinTech George Osborne Goldman Sachs HSBC Holdings Investec Man Group People Startups Monday 4 February 2019 12:49 am Fintech startup Bud has closed a $20m (£15.3m) funding round from investors such as HSBC, Goldman Sachs and former Man Group boss Lord Stanley Fink.Other investors included Investec’s INVC fund, ANZ Bank, the corporate venture arm of Banco Sabadell and 9 Yards, the venture capital firm which lists former chancellor George Osborne among its advisers. whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldTotal PastJohn Wick Stuntman Reveals The Truth About Keanu ReevesTotal Pastbonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comOne-N-Done | 7-Minute Workout7 Minutes a Day To a Flat Stomach By Using This 1 Easy ExerciseOne-N-Done | 7-Minute WorkoutFinancial 10NHL Player’s Wife Is Hands Down The Most Beautiful Woman In The WorldFinancial 10moneycougar.comDiana’s Butler Reveals Why Harry Really Married Meghanmoneycougar.comcenter_img Share Emily Nicolle Read This Next20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The WrapIf You’re Losing Hair in This Specific Spot, It Might Be a Thyroid IssueVegamourJim Cramer Calls for Billionaire Tax: ‘This Society Has to Start AddressingThe WrapTop 5 Tips If You’re Losing Your EyebrowsVegamour’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Pleads Guilty to Attempted ChildThe WrapWhat Causes Hair Loss? Every Trigger ExplainedVegamourSmoking and Hair Loss: Are They Connected?VegamourThis Is How Often You Should Cut Your HairVegamour HSBC, Goldman and Lord Fink back City fintech firm Bud last_img read more

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Sponsors of complex ‘Alaska’s Better Elections Initiative’ say its benefits are clear

first_imgElection Coverage | Federal Government | Politics | Southcentral | Southeast | State GovernmentSponsors of complex ‘Alaska’s Better Elections Initiative’ say its benefits are clearNovember 22, 2019 by Andrew Kitchenman, KTOO and Alaska Public Media Share:Bill Ferguson exits a voting booth at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel during the 2016 general election. (Photo by Katie Basile/KYUK)Alaska elections would be very different if a proposed ballot initiative passes next year.Advocates for the measure say it would promote more open politics in the state — but state Republican leaders say it’s unconstitutional.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2019/11/ann-20191125_01.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.California and Washington state have primaries where any registered voter can participate. Maine has elections where voters rank their choices. And some national election-reform advocates are calling for having the top four candidates in primaries make it to the general election.But Alaska could become the first state to make all of these changes.Jason Grenn, an independent and former state representative, is the primary sponsor of what’s called the Alaska’s Better Elections Initiative.“We’re setting ourselves up, honestly, to try to be the gold standard of election reforms,” Grenn said.Jason Grenn in the Alaska State Capitol in March 2018, when he was a state representative. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)The initiative would do a lot of things, like strengthen financial disclosure laws.And the election reforms are complicated. Grenn said there are a lot of ways to help voters understand the process.“In these states and cities that have implemented it, to kind of educate people, they’ll do a big … cookie election,” Grenn said. “And you rank your favorite cookies or you rank your favorite beer. Or you can rank your favorite movies. And so there’s different ways to kind of educate people.”Currently, the top vote-getter from each party in the primaries, as well as any independent candidates, advance to the general election. There are separate primaries for the Republicans and for the Democrats and others.If the initiative were to pass, primary voters would cast a vote for any candidate. That includes those who identify with a political party, independents and write-in contenders.And the top four would advance. This could be any mix of four: four Republicans; four Democrats; a Republican, two Democrats and an independent; etc.In the general election, voters would be able to rank the four candidates.If a candidate gets a majority of the first-choice ballots, it’s over — they win.But if that doesn’t happen, then the ballots of the people who voted for the fourth-place candidate would have their votes redistributed to the others, based on how the voters ranked them.And at that point, if there’s still no candidate with a majority of the votes, then the voters for the third-place candidate would have their backup choices split between the two remaining candidates to determine the winner.Grenn supports the change in part because it would provide an incentive for candidates to be the second-choice of voters who like other candidates. Grenn said candidates in ranked-choice elections don’t want to alienate those voters.“Stay away from negative advertising,” Grenn said of these candidates. “Talk more about … the issues that they want to debate. And really, as voters, you know, every study, every poll says voters want more civility. They want less negative advertising.”He said this advantage becomes even greater when it’s combined with the top-four system. That’s because it will no longer hurt for a more moderate or independent candidate who’s affiliated with a party to run in the primary, and they can still make it to the general election even if they don’t appeal to voters on a narrow, partisan basis.“Now they have a fair shake because they can earn that second-place vote, they can get to the general election and have more time to work with voters,” Grenn said.Grenn closed his pitch for the initiative by asking whether voters are happy with the current system.“Take the time to think about, ‘Is the system working for me right now? Is this candidate representing me right now?’” he said. “I think there’s always ways to improve current systems.”Judge approves signature gathering for initiative that would change state electionsOne person who prefers the current system is Glenn Clary, Alaska Republican Party chair.“It eliminates the abilities for parties to elect their own legislators to go to the general,” Clary said. “And then I think people need to have a … clear choice on the ballots from both parties. And I don’t see anything wrong with the existing system that we have.”Clary said the initiative violates a provision of the Alaska Constitution that requires that the candidate for governor who receives the greatest number of votes to become the governor. He also said it violates the federal constitution.“I think it goes against the First Amendment, of the right of association,” Clary said. “I believe Republicans, who desire to have a primary of their own, should have that right to have a primary of their own.”Alaska Democratic Party leaders didn’t respond to a request for comment.The initiative effort has received more than $500,000 from an out-of-state group, Unite America, that aims to reduce partisanship. It’s drawing interest from other groups focused on overhauling elections across the country.Drew Penrose is legal and policy director for FairVote, a Maryland-based group that works to inform voters about ranked-choice voting and other changes.Penrose agreed with Grenn that the combination of an open primary that advances four candidates and ranked-choice voting would work well.“Having multiple viewpoints, more than two viewpoints present in the general election, is something that people probably want everywhere,” Penrose said. “And if there are multiple groups operating within the label of Republican, then it seems like providing a way for those to be expressed in the general election could have real value.”Penrose noted that Massachusetts also may have ranked-choice voting on the ballot, and having very different states consider the change is generating excitement.It’s far from a done deal that the initiative will even appear on Alaska’s ballot. The organizers have to gather more than 28,000 signatures by Jan. 21 to get it on the ballot next fall — Grenn said they already have “several thousand.” And if there are enough signatures, Clary said the Alaska Republican Party would consider a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality.Murdoch-funded group gives major boost to initiative to overhaul Alaska’s electionsShare this story:last_img read more

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News / Overcapacity making waves in the containership charter market

first_img Owners of mid-sized containerships, 7,500-11,000 teu, are suffering from the traditional slack season lull in charter market enquires,.However, this year the employment outlook is even bleaker as ocean carriers begin to receive large numbers of new ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs).There are 13 ULCVs of 18,000 teu and above still scheduled for delivery this year, although carriers may well postpone these until the first quarter of next year.However, these will then combine with the deliveries of another 28 ULCVs of 18,000 teu-plus.According to Alphaliner data, there are currently six 8,000-10,000 teu vessels in spot positions, with more expected to be seeking employment in the coming weeks as they are off-hired by ocean carriers.Speaking during Maersk Group’s third-quarter earnings call on Tuesday, Maersk Line chief operating officer Soren Toft advised that the carrier would take delivery of another six second-generation 18,000 teu Triple-E vessels during the next 12 months, along with five 14,000 teu utility ships.Mr Toft said that although there was an agreed delivery schedule, “if we find that fundamentals are different then we will surely take up dialogue with the yard”.Clarifying the carrier’s tonnage management policy, he added: “But as we’ve always stated previously, we do have in excess of 800,000 teu of chartered capacity on liquid contracts of 12 months or shorter.”In the past few years, ocean carriers have succeeded in gaining the upper hand with shipowners, not just on daily hire rates but also on time periods, options and positioning.And the bigger and the more solvent the carrier, the more clout it has in the charter market. One broker told The Loadstar recently that an enquiry from the big three – Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM – took priority over any other interest in the ship.Meanwhile, for the smaller sized boxships the prognosis is mixed. Alphaliner notes that in the 5,300-7,500 teu segment, spot availability is currently scarce, driven by robust demand on north-south routes.Meanwhile, the classic 4,000 teu panamaxes continue to suffer from oversupply and, as a consequence, have seen daily hire rates weaken from around $8,000 to about $7,500 in the past month.This contrasts with the smaller sectors of below 4,000 teu, where there is currently very limited spot tonnage availability. As a result, rates are said to be “firm” at around $8,500 per day for a typical 2,500 teu vessel.Nevertheless, owners are not necessarily able to reap the rewards of the tonnage squeeze.“This is a frustrating situation for owners who have so far not really been able to take advantage of the low availability of tonnage to obtain more flattering charter rates for their ships,” said Alphaliner.Alphaliner’s most recent idle tonnage survey showed 157 ships in hot or cold lay-up, 593,995 teu, representing 3% of the global fleet–  78% of which are under the control of non-operating owners. By Mike Wackett 09/11/2017last_img read more

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News / Maersk enjoys ‘reasonable’ first quarter, but there’s rougher sea ahead

first_img By Mike Wackett 13/05/2020 Maersk Line chief executive Soren Skou After a solid first quarter performance, Maersk says it expects container volumes to contract by up to 25% in second quarter.The substantial reduction in demand is due to the pandemic and ensuing consumer lockdowns, with the financial implications expected later in the year, said chief executive Soren Skou today.Notwithstanding the expected downturn in the second quarter he said Maersk’s liner pro-forma result for April had been “reasonable”, benefiting from a halving of fuel costs and its “agile capacity management protection strategy” on freight rates.After cancelling 90 sailings in the first quarter, Maersk said it would blank more than 130 voyages in the next quarters to match supply with the collapsing demand.The company recorded a net profit of $197m in the first quarter, compared with a loss of $69m in the same period of 2019, while group turnover edged up $0.3% to $9.6bn, “driven by ocean”, it said.Indeed, despite a 3.2% decline in liftings, to 6.1m teu across Maersk’s liner network, revenue increased by 3% to $7.23bn, resulting in its average freight rate jumping 5.7% to $1,000 per teu.Mr Skou said the $107 per feu average rate improvement reflected Maersk’s “flawless execution” of its strategy to achieve compensation from customers for the initial 22% hike in IMO 2020-compliant bunker fuel.East-west volumes had taken the biggest percentage hit, down almost 6%, year on year, to 2.8m teu, while north-south volumes declined 2.6% to 1.9m teu.The east-west trades are also likely to see the biggest dip in volumes in the coming quarter, but there is also concern regarding potentially large contractions on some north-south trades where economies are dependent on higher oil prices.Speaking during Maersk’s investor and analyst presentation this morning, Mr Skou said: “We are in the middle of a pandemic storm, but we will weather the storm. The transformation of AP Møller-Maersk from a diversified conglomerate to becoming a focused, integrated and digitised global logistics company continues to be validated also in this quarter, as we are serving our customers, connecting and digitising their supply chains, while also growing earnings and free cash flow in difficult circumstances.”He said Maersk was “not pursuing market share”, but claimed business was being won, as customers “were focusing even more on reliability and a trusted partnership in these extraordinary times”.Landside, Logistics & Services – which excludes the Damco freight forwarder – saw an improved ebitda of $68m, compared with $48m the year before. Terminals & Towage, including APM Terminals, saw a revenue decline of 9.3% to $911m, while ebitda improved by 2.6% to $276m, despite flat throughput of 2.8m teu at the APMT gateway terminals.Given the uncertainty surrounding a recovery from the pandemic, Maersk’s guidance for 2020 remains suspended.“Looking into the second quarter, visibility remains low as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Mr Skou, and he conceded there was “no visibility on what our customers will do as yet”.last_img read more

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Commentary: Thanksgiving Day 2020

first_imgRELATEDTOPICS Advertisement AdvertisementRecommended 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 AdvertisementThe holiday has gone beyond its agrarian roots in the last 70 years.  It’s now an opportunity to buy on line all those things we don’t need. So it might be worth taking a step back and doing a bit of reflection.  What are we thankful for this year? We should appreciate the world-wide harvest we can pick and choose from at the grocery store.We can thank God for not being in hospital with Covid 19.  Commentary: Ten Cents a Dance… June 11, 2021 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 AdvertisementTags: commentary Alternately, we can ask the Lord’s help if we are there with an illness. We aren’t promised a free pass in this life from all trouble.  It’s how we handle what comes our way that gives us the grace to endure.We should recognize the importance of family to us.  Sons and daughters, fathers and mothers, aunts and uncles and more, support us in our good years and in our infirmity.It should be our desire to wish America well in the coming year, independent of our politics. That means working hard to nullify what divides us.  We’re Americans first and last.So Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  Take a deep breath and think about all your blessings.Michael D. Langan is the NBC-2.com Culture Critic, for which he is grateful. Commentary: “Miss Otis Regrets” by Cole Porter May 15, 2021 Advertisement Commentary: The wind beneath your wings May 9, 2021 Commentary: A retired priest reflects… June 13, 2021 How will you cope with the holiday this year?Many in the world may feel that they have less to be thankful for than last year. Reasons are obvious: disease, unemployment, poverty, and death for many.  These things are hard to accept for survivors. Historically, Thanksgiving is a national holiday in America.  But it’s also celebrated on various dates in Canada, Brazil, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia and, under different names in Germany and Japan.The celebration began as a day of giving thanks and sacrifice, we are told, for the blessings of the harvest.  So it has its roots in religious and cultural traditions as well as being a secular holiday as well.last_img read more

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Homeowners find gun-filled duffel bag buried in their backyard

first_imgAdvertisement CNN – From gardening to finding guns — some Phoenix homeowners dug up a surprise while trying to plant a new tree in their backyard. The homeowners where digging the hole in the corner of their fenced backyard on Sunday when their shovels hit something. Phoenix police said it was a duffel bag full of handguns and rusted rifles. Once the homeowners realized what the bag contained, they called police and gave them the weapons. “We’re very thankful for the family who called this in, to make sure that if they are connected later to something, obviously related to a crime that we have justice for that family as well,” says Sgt. Mercedes Fortune with the Phoenix Police Department. AdvertisementTags: Phoenix 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 AdvertisementThe family who lives in the home currently has been there for four years. Before that, neighbors said renters cycled in and out. The home was also abandoned for about a year with frequent break-ins, neighbors said. “There was a lot of vandalism. They had broken walls and graffiti. I think one time they even had like a little party and I think the cops have come to shut it down,” says neighbor Yajaira Enriquez.Phoenix police said they have no record of the party, but they were called to the home on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. Because the firearms are in rough condition, investigators will need more time to recover the serial numbers to determine if the guns are linked to anyone, the caliber of the guns or if they are loaded. RELATEDTOPICScenter_img The firearms are in evidence with the Phoenix Police Department.The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2021 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved. AdvertisementRecommended 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 No Content Available Advertisementlast_img read more

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Laois footballers and management donate money towards Westmeath man’s cancer treatment fund

first_img WhatsApp Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Twitter Brought to you in association with Cllr Brendan PhelanSometimes sport fades into the background and with something like this – it is certainly the case.Those of you who were in Croke Park today will have seen people around the ground collecting money for a young man from Westmeath – Lee Wallace.He is suffering from a rare form of cancer and is now looking to raise funds for ongoing treatments in a bid to save his life.Lee is currently suffering from a very rare bone sarcoma in his pelvis. Financial aid will help with Lee’s ongoing treatment which will include travelling abroad for additional medical expertise and surgery to amputate the right side of his pelvis and leg.Bone sarcomas, are very rare, particularly so in young adults. Lee’s tumour is so rare it has never been seen by leading specialists in the UK or China.It is a mixture of an Osteosarcoma, a Ewings sarcoma and a spindle cell sarcoma, therefore a definitive diagnosis has not been possible. A fundraiser was launched on March 31 and it has raised almost €200,000 in just over a week.  Twitter TAGSLee WallaceWestmeath WhatsApp Facebook GAA Pinterest Home Sport GAA Laois footballers and management donate money towards Westmeath man’s cancer treatment fund SportGAA Laois footballers and management donate money towards Westmeath man’s cancer treatment fundcenter_img In the aftermath of today’s game, Westmeath GAA PRO Donie Malone revealed that the Laois players and management had contributed to this fund.Malone informed the media that the Laois players and management had done a collection on their team bus and given €250 to the cause.As a player, 26-year-old Lee, won U-14, U-16 and minor honours with St Mary’s Rochfortbridge.He has also lined out for his local school St Joseph’s, Rochfortbridge in the Leinster Schools senior football ‘A’ championship a few years ago.Westmeath players and management donned t-shirts with Lee’s face on them in their post match celebrations.All here in LaoisToday wish Lee the very best of luck in his battle.SEE ALSO – In Pictures: Laois fans show their support but disappointing Croke Park outingBrought to you in association with Cllr Brendan Phelan Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR GAA Facebook Previous articleIn Pictures: Laois fans show their support but disappointing Croke Park outingNext articleDeaths in Laois – Sunday, April 7, 2019 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA By Alan Hartnett – 6th April 2019 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

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Draws made for 2020 Laois football championships

first_imgHome Sport GAA Draws made for 2020 Laois football championships SportGAAGaelic Football TAGSLaois IFCLaois JFC ‘A’Laois JFC ‘B’Laois JFC ‘C’Laois SFCLaois U-20 FC SarsfieldsSt Joseph’sThe HeathCourtwood-EmoPortlaoiseGroup B Annanough or Shanahoe v RathdowneyMountrath v Borris-in-OssoryThe Heath v ColtKilleshin v Ballyroan-AbbeyPark-Ratheniska v St Joseph’sKilcotton v BallyfinO’Dempsey’s v KilcavanCourtwood v ClonasleeLaois Shopping Centre U-20 ‘A’ FCGroup A Facebook Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival date Annanough v ShanahoeRound 2 Facebook Portlaoise v BallylinanCourtwood v O’Dempsey’sRosenallis v BallyfinStradbally v PortarlingtonArles-Killeen v GraiguecullenThe Heath v Arles-KilcruiseKilleshin v EmoBallyroan-Abbey v St Joseph’sLaois Shopping Centre IFCRound 1 Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic KilleshinBallylinanBallyroan-AbbeyPortlaoiseGroup BErrillBarrowhouseCamrossSt Joseph’sGroup CPortarlingtonKilcavanThe HeathGroup DPark-RatheniskaCastletownThe HarpsLaois Shopping Centre JFC ‘B’Group AGraiguecullenArles-KilcruiseMountmellickRosenallsGroup BThe RockTimahoeStradballyEmoGroup CArles-KilleenSlieve BloomSpinkLaois Shopping Centre JFC ‘C’Round 1 Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival WhatsApp News Twitter Electric Picnic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Portlaoise v O’Dempsey’sTimahoe v CrettyardAnnanough v The RockMountmellick v ClonasleeLaois Shopping Centre JFC ‘A’Group A Twitter The draws have been made for this year’s Laois football championships.Portlaoise will begin their quest for four-in-a-row with a meeting with Ballylinan, who will be managed for the 2020 season by former Laois and Portlaoise manager Mick Lillis.The other standout fixtures see neighbours Courtwood and O’Dempsey’s meet in the senior championship for the first time in almost 30 years while newcomers Rosenallis will play last year’s beaten semi-finalists and neighbours Ballyfin in the opening round also.Stradbally v Portarlington, Arles-Killeen v Graiguecullen, The Heath v Arles-Kilcruise, Killeshin v Emo and Ballyroan-Abbey v St Joseph’s complete the Round 1 lineupThe senior and intermediate championship will follow the same format as recent years with a back door in place in the early stages.Relegated Crettyard will play Timahoe in the opening round of the intermediate grade with last year’s beaten finalists Clonaslee taking on Mountmellick in a repeat of last year’s semi-final.Annanough will meet The Rock while the second teams of Portlaoise and O’Dempsey’s have been drawn against each other.Check out the draws in full below:Laois Shopping Centre SFCRound 1 Stradbally Parish GaelsO’Dempsey’sGraiguecullenPortarlingtonBallyroan-AbbeyLaois Shopping Centre U-20 ‘B’ FCGroup AThe HarpsRosenallisBallylinanNa Fianna OgGroup B Pinterest Previous articleDraws made for 2020 Laois hurling championshipsNext articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, February 28, 2020 Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. KilleshinClonasleePark-Ratheniska/SpinkSEE ALSO – Local forecasters predict ‘Storm Jorge’ to hit at weekend By Alan Hartnett – 27th February 2020 Draws made for 2020 Laois football championshipslast_img read more

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More companies at risk of falling to junk: Moody’s

first_img Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Of these, 89 companies were investment-grade companies at risk of falling to junk ratings, while 15 were on the verge of climbing out of speculative rating status.The potential “fallen angels” held a combined US$512 billion in debt at the end of the third quarter, up from US$509 billion in the previous quarter, Moody’s reported.This was well above the average of about US$272 billion in at-risk debt between 2016 and 2019.Conversely, the 15 companies on the cusp of exiting speculative status held $97 billion in debt in the quarter, down from $144 billion in the second quarter.In the third quarter, three companies were downgraded from investment grade to junk, Moody’s said, adding that “more are likely to follow,” given the large number of companies in the crossover zone. Related news Ontario unlikely to balance budget by 2030: FAO Keywords Pandemics,  Coronavirus,  Credit ratingsCompanies Moody’s Investors Service Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Sovereign defaults hit record level in 2020: Fitch Magnifying glass focused an invoice with negative numbers gopixa/123RF James Langton The uneven economic recovery has the number of companies that are in danger of slipping from investment grade to junk territory at record highs, according to new data from Moody’s Investors Service.The rating agency said that, at the end of the third quarter, a record 104 non-financial companies were in the so-called crossover zone, meaning they were on the threshold between speculative and investment-grade territory. A deadly first wave, followed by a tsunami of excess deathslast_img read more

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Paul Mabray Presents at Wine Women’s “DTC and The Digital Marketing…

first_img TAGSDTCfeaturedPaul MabrayRaymond VineyardsWine Women AdvertisementSonoma, California | October 31, 2017: WINE WOMEN hosts the next installment of its Fall Marketing Series with a luncheon at Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena, featuring guest speaker Paul Mabray on November 15th, from noon to 2 pm.ABOUT “DTC & THE DIGITAL MARKETING FORECAST FOR 2018”Wine Women’s Fall Marketing Series continues with its Listen, Learn and Lunch event, gazing into the 2018 digital marketing and online DTC wine marketing crystal ball to forecast its direction for the next year. How will Amazon’s move into wine distribution via Whole Foods change the dynamics of digital wine sales? What new online sales channels may emerge in 2018? Mabray forecasts which new challenges may arise for online wine marketers to face in the upcoming year.Paul Mabray recently served as Vice President at Avero, where he launched their social media/reputation management division to power data driven engagement, social CRM and business intelligence for the hospitality industry (restaurants, hotels, and wineries). Prior to his tenure at Avero, Paul served as Group Director of W2O Group and founded VinTank, serving as Chief Strategy Officer, which was the world’s most pervasive software solution for the wine industry and thought leader in all things wine and digital.ABOUT THE FALL MARKETING EVENT SERIESOpen to the public and WINE WOMEN members, those purchasing the bundled events ticket will get 10% off the individual event ticket price. Bundled tickets for 2 of the 3 events also nets 5% off the individual ticket price. Tickets include lecture or panel discussion, wine, appetizers and/or lunch as noted on the individual event descriptions. Seating is limited. Please reserve early. Tickets: https://wine-women-fall-marketing-series.eventbrite.com/?aff=WIA or visit WineWomen.net.ABOUT WINE WOMENWINE WOMEN’s mission is “To champion the advancement of women’s careers in the wine industry by building strong relationships, essential business skills and leadership among members.” At the core of the new 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional organization’s activities are programs focused on providing the tools, guidance and creativity for members to attain industry prominence.For more information about WINE WOMEN, visit: http://winewomen.net/about/ or call 707.721.1095. Visit WINE WOMEN’s website at WineWomen.net, or their Facebook page, WineWomenOrg, or find them on Twitter @WineWomenOrg. For membership information, email Cathi Wastal, Membership Director, at [email protected] For complete details on their events calendar, visit: WineWomen.net/Events-List.Advertisement Share Twitter Facebook ReddIt Previous article2017 Glorious Bites Challenge Finalists Awarded $5,000 Each; Winery Moves Its Attention to Fire Relief EffortsNext articleCounting Crows to Headline “For the Love of Sonoma” North Bay Fire Relief Benefit Concert – November 18 Press Release Email Pinterest Home Industry News Releases Paul Mabray Presents at Wine Women’s “DTC and The Digital Marketing Forecast…Industry News ReleasesWine BusinessPaul Mabray Presents at Wine Women’s “DTC and The Digital Marketing Forecast for 2018” at Raymond VineyardsBy Press Release – November 1, 2017 44 0 Linkedinlast_img read more

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