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All3Media to crack the US by trade sale

first_img Tags: NULL KCS-content Share THE TELEVISION production company behind Peep Show, Shameless and Midsomer Murders, All3Media, has called in UBS to undertake a strategic review of the firm as it eyes the US to fuel its global growth ambitions.Following reports at the weekend that ITV has rejected the idea of buying the TV production group, the most likely outcome of the review is believed to be a sale of All3Media to a US broadcaster like Time Warner.The group’s private equity owner Permira is understood to have set a minimum price target for the company that is considerably higher than the £600m price tag the market was expecting, based on the group’s 2011 forecast earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation of £63m to £65m.The firm already produces a number of shows in the US, including Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and the American version of Skins. Ownership by an American broadcaster is understood to fit with the company’s plans to improve its presence in the US, where turnover is expected to double this year.All3Media is also looking to adapt further formats for the US, such as ITV2’s The Only Way Is Essex, and to become more active in the entertainment sector.All3Media was founded by Steve Morrison, David Liddiment and Jules Burns in July 2003, after they bought the former Chrysalis TV assets with £45m from private equity firm Bridgepoint.Following a string of acquisitions, the group was sold to private equity group Permira for £320m three years later, with management retaining a 40 per cent stake.In the event of a trade sale, the deal – which will be completed this year – is likely to be structured to allow the management to receive an earnout, based on the business achieving set goals. Revenue for 2011 is forecast to grow 15 per cent to more than £450m. Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Sunday 10 April 2011 8:10 pmcenter_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 Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads whatsapp All3Media to crack the US by trade sale Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wraplast_img read more

Pretoria Portland Cement Co.Ltd (PPC.zw) 2010 Annual Report

first_imgPretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw)  2010 annual report.Company ProfilePortland Holdings Limited, trading as PPC Zimbabwe, manufactures and markets quality cement and cement by-products for the construction industry in Zimbabwe, producing up to 1.8 million tons of cement per annum. Established in 1913, PPC Zimbabwe supplies customers in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The company has three manufacturing plants that are regarded as the most modern operations in southern Africa; located in Colleen Bawn, Bulawayo and Harare. The company has interests in limestone mining, and manufacturing and distributing metallurgical-grade limestone, burnt lime and burnt dolomite; as well as the supply of ready-mix concrete, dry mortars and fly ash. Well-known PPC products available in Zimbabwe include SureBuild, Sureroad, Unicem and PMC. PPC Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Service By Medallion makes it to USA Top Workplaces

first_img Facebook Pinterest Previous articleOAT021721_Ash_Wednesday_StJohns_17Next articleVaccination of whole Brazilian city spares it from shortages Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 17, 2021– Service By Medallion has won the Top Workplaces USA award for 2021, honoring the company’s commitment to creating a corporate culture where workers feel engaged, appreciated, and fulfilled. The award was announced on January 27th at the 2021 Top Workplaces National Celebration, which was held online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The winners were determined based on the results of employee satisfaction surveys conducted at more than 1,100 companies nationwide. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005992/en/ Service by Medallion Team (Graphic: Business Wire) “We’re extremely happy to win this award again because it validates our commitment to providing a dynamic and rewarding work environment for our employees,” said Roland Strick, Jr., Service By Medallion’s President. “2020 was an extremely challenging year for everyone, so we’re especially excited to be receiving this national recognition after having won Bay Area Top Workplaces in 2019.” In 2020, Medallion adjusted its service model to provide COVID-19 response cleaning, decontamination services, workplace reconfigurations, and proprietary cleaning technologies that increased the effectiveness of cleaners, disinfectants, and sanitizers. The company also expanded its service reach, opening a new full-service office in Sacramento, bringing its multiple generations of facility service expertise and best-in-class industry innovations that seek to deliver cost-saving efficiencies without sacrificing quality. The company offers its employees competitive compensation packages, bonuses, and a 401(k) matching program that is considered one of the best in the facility maintenance industry. The company promotes from within, and many members of the company’s mid-level management team began as front-line employees and now develop service lines or sell and manage multi-site projects. For more than 40 years, Medallion has also placed a strong emphasis on employee retention, creating a family atmosphere that fosters stronger working relationships with clients and colleagues alike. The Medallion 365 Thrive program is designed to help employees develop their careers and live healthy lives, with volunteering opportunities, scholarships, wellness programs, and ongoing employee development. Here is what some of Medallion’s current and past employees have to say about the company: “We’re all part of the family working here.” “Very good working here and lots of opportunity.” “Energetic workplace with several employee perks.” “You can actually build a long-term career here.” The awards were sponsored by Energage, which launched the industry’s first employee engagement survey in 2006. Their survey is a comprehensive look at a workplace’s culture, from the basics (pay, benefits, flexibility, and training) to long-term job satisfaction (whether employees feel appreciated and their work is meaningful). Energage supports Top Workplaces and related employer recognition programs in more than 50 markets nationwide in partnership with major media outlets such as The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Dallas Morning News, Star Tribune, Chicago Tribune, and The Arizona Republic. About Service By Medallion: Service By Medallion is an award-winning facility support services company, servicing corporate campuses throughout the United States. They are committed to delivering “best in class” industry-leading programs through real-time response, innovation, performance analytics, technology, and expertise. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005992/en/ CONTACT: Paulina Strick, Director of Marketing P 650.625.1010 [email protected] KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SMALL BUSINESS OTHER CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY COMMERCIAL BUILDING & REAL ESTATE CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY BUILDING SYSTEMS SOURCE: Service By Medallion Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/17/2021 05:14 PM/DISC: 02/17/2021 05:14 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210217005992/en Service By Medallion makes it to USA Top Workplaces Local NewsBusiness TAGS  WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 last_img read more

Economist says hard or no-deal Brexit would hit Donegal hospitality sector

first_img Pinterest Economist says hard or no-deal Brexit would hit Donegal hospitality sector Facebook Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ WhatsAppcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous article9 patients waiting on admission to LUH this morningNext article6 Nations and Triple Crown trophies coming to Strabane RFC News Highland By News Highland – August 13, 2018 AudioHomepage BannerNews The Drinks and Hospitality sector in Donegal would be vulnerable to a hard or no-deal Brexit.A new report, written by DCU economist Tony Foley, shows that just under 8% of all employment in the county is in that sector.The report was commissioned by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland (DIGI), and finds an economic shock, such as a hard or ‘no deal’ Brexit, could the regional Ireland vulnerable to job losses and business closures, and is seeking a cut in alcohol excise tax reduction to allow businesses invest and offset worst effects of Brexit.Tony Foley says the report shows that drinks and hospitality businesses account for a significant proportion of employment in Donegal…………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/tonyf5pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR cliniclast_img read more

Fianna Fail’s Niall Blaney unsuccessful in securing Seanad seat

first_img Facebook Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleHighlandTV: Monday Night SessionsNext articleHSE announces plans to develop Donegal’s community hospitals News Highland Google+ Pinterest Fianna Fail’s Niall Blaney unsuccessful in securing Seanad seat Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows center_img Former Fianna Fail Donegal North East TD Niall Blaney has been unsuccessful in securing a seat in the Seanad.Elections were held today for two seats vacated by Labour’s Denis Landy and Sinn Féin’s Trevor Ó Clochartaigh.Former Ulster Farmers’ Union president Ian Marshall was elected to the Seanad along with former Fine Geal Kildare North TD Anthony Lawlor, who was selected to the second seat on the first count on 103,000 votes ahead of Niall Blaney who received 86,000 votes.Speaking this afternoon following the results, Mr Blaney says he will take the positives from this campaign in preparing to contest the next Seanad election:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/blaney.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – April 27, 2018 Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApplast_img read more

Ionogram inversion for a tilted ionosphere

first_imgDigital ionosondes such as the Dynasonde disclose that the ionosphere is seldom horizontal even when it is plane stratified to a good approximation. The local magnetic dip does not then determine correctly the radiowave propagation angle for inversion of the ionogram to a plasma density profile. The measured echo direction of arrival can be used together with the known dip for an improved propagation angle. The effects are small for simple one‐parameter laminae but become important when differential (ordinary, extraordinary) retardations are used to aid correction for “valley” and “starting” ambiguities. The resulting profile describes the plasma distribution along the direction of observation, rather than the vertical; it thus conveys information about horizontal gradients. Observations suggest that advances in inversion methods may be practicable for application to modern ionosonde recordings, by which local lateral structure can be described in greater detail.last_img read more

Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 15 Indian Fishermen

first_imgMeanwhile, 9 fishermen and 2 boats engaged in poaching were also arrested in the same area, on 6th March 2014. The arrested fishermen and the boats were handed over to the officials of the Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Thalaimannar for further investigations.[mappress]Press Release, March 6, 2014, 2014; Image: Sri Lanka Navy Naval craft attached to the North Central Naval Command, on routine patrol arrested 15 Indian fishermen along with 3 Indian fishing boats engaged in poaching in the Sri Lankan waters North West of Thalaimannar on 5th March 2014. View post tag: Fishermen View post tag: Naval View post tag: Indian March 6, 2014 Share this article View post tag: 15 Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 15 Indian Fishermen Back to overview,Home naval-today Sri Lankan Navy Arrests 15 Indian Fishermen View post tag: Arrests View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Navylast_img read more

USS Forrestal’s Fallen Remembered

first_img USS Forrestal’s Fallen Remembered July 28, 2014 Training & Education Farrier, named in honor of a Forrestal Sailor, Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Gerald W. Farrier, holds the ceremony annually to recognize the living and deceased veterans of the Forrestal and their lasting impact on the U.S. Navy.“It was our first time out on the line and for 10 or 12 days we were doing everything right,” said Chief Religious Programs Specialist (AW/SW) Dennis Fiore (ret.), a survivor of the Forrestal fire. “On that last day at 10:45, we launched two fighters and at 10:55 the fire broke out.”According to Fiore, the 1967 Forrestal fire was a devastating blaze and series of chain-reaction explosions that also injured 161 of the ship’s crew.Fiore, an aviation boatswain’s mate (equipment) at the time, said the events that day changed the course of damage control operations in the Navy.“Before the end of that year, they were coming out with PKP and light water to help stop fires,” said Fiore. “Everyone assigned to a ship had six months to go to fire fighting school.”Many of the staff members of the Farrier Firefighting School attended and participated in the ceremony.“It doesn’t matter what rate you are or what rank you are, you are a fire fighter,” said Damage Controlman 1st Class (SW/AW) Jessica Kreps, assistant coordinator for the ceremony. “If a fire happens at sea and the people who primarily fight fires, like those in my rate go down, you only have you, the water and your shipmates to save the ship.”Kreps said every time a ceremony is held for Forrestal veterans they always thank the instructors at Farrier for teaching new generations of Sailors the techniques and importance of damage control.For the most recent ceremony, Hugh McCabe, president of the Forrestal Association, presented Capt. Brent Kyler, Farrier’s commanding officer, with a copy of the novel “Sailors to the End.” An inscription inside the cover thanked the school for all they do to keep Sailors safe at sea.Kyler said the real thanks goes to the veterans of Forrestal for sharing their stories with the Sailors at Farrier.“You’ve got to remember all the lessons we learned back then,” said Fiore. “The fact that there hasn’t been a major fire on an aircraft carrier since is a living legacy to those 134 guys.”The ceremony paid special tribute to the memory of Lt. Cmdr. Otis Kight (ret.), a recently deceased survivor of the Forrestal fire.Forrestal was engaged in combat operations in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War at the time of the casualty.[mappress]Press Release, July 28, 2014; Image: Wikimedia View post tag: Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Forrestal’s Fallen Remembered View post tag: Remembered View post tag: Navalcenter_img The Farrier Firefighting School honored the memory of 134 Sailors who died during a fire on board aircraft carrier USS Forrestal (CV 59), July 25. View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Forrestal View post tag: Fallen View post tag: USS Share this articlelast_img read more

University alarm at spending cuts

first_imgThe government spending review, released this Wednesday by Chancellor George Osborne, has announced cuts of nearly £3 billion by 2014 from higher education.Oxford University stands to lose £6 million from its teaching funding this year. Funding for arts and humanities is likely to be hardest hit, with government support maintained for science, technology, engineering and maths degrees.Oxford University warned the cuts in grants would wipe away the benefit of seeing the cap on tuition fees raised, with the university having to depend on benefactors to maintain its position as a leading international university.Ruth Collier, a spokesperson for the university said, “Proposals to protect research funding for science are a positive development. The same cannot be said for the planned cuts to teaching grants, which represent a setback for the sector.“Already, funds that would otherwise be spent on research, infrastructure and postgraduate support at Oxford are being diverted to support the university’s world-class undergraduate tutorial system. We do not believe this is sustainable in the long term.”Collier noted that the university is increasingly reliant on the support of benefactors, and that without them, Oxford’s international reputation “will be increasingly at risk — an outcome that is not in the university’s or the national interest.”Dr Wendy Piatt, director general of the Russell Group of universities agreed that the cuts endangered British universities.“We are concerned that the cuts will mean it will be tough to maintain the high quality teaching, learning and research environment our universities currently offer, even under the Browne system.”Hundreds of political campaigners from Oxford joined in Bonn Square on Wednesday evening to demonstrate against the proposed government cuts. “We want to show that there must be an alternative way of doing things. All that’s happening is “slash, slash, slash” said Ian Jones, one of the organisers behind the demonstration.Many students at the protest were concerned about how they would be able to fund their education. Helen Thompson, a first year social sciences student, spoke of her concerns about the effect of government’s cuts on education, saying “I’m lucky – I got a bursary for this year, but for the next year, who knows?”“If the cuts are there and the funding isn’t the country will lose out. It does feel like a backward step. This is simply a short-term economy measure.”Leo Wan, a former student of Oxford university and who is currently a departmental researcher, was also quick to point out that “cuts to education will lead to a huge impact on Oxford as a town as well as a university.”Another protester, Lis Ledger said she felt “indignant” about the cuts.“I am proud though that we can stand here and say things against the government. That free speech is the most valuable thing we’ve got.”However one second year history and politics student at Regent’s Park felt that “lots of my friends have said they aren’t interested in the cuts because they won’t be undergraduates when they take effect, which is an opinion I find quite disturbing.”An Oxford tutor, when asked before the protest whether he wanted to say anything on the cuts, replied, “No comment – I’d like to keep my job thanks.”last_img read more

Corn Crop

first_imgRainy conditions this spring forced some Georgia corn farmers to plant their crop late this year, according to Reagan Noland, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension corn and small grains agronomist. This late planting, combined with a very wet growing season, meant farmers harvested some corn crops a few weeks late.“There was a time frame of good planting conditions during the early spring, and many acres were planted on time. If you didn’t get your crop planted then, you likely got in a little late,” Noland said. “We had a few big rain events in mid-April. I would say if growers didn’t plant by mid-April, they probably didn’t get in (the fields) until the beginning of May.”In late May, Georgia experienced two straight weeks of rainy weather. Limited sunlight slowed the growth of corn at a time when yield components were determined.“Cloudy weather at different points during the life cycle of corn influences different aspects of yield,” Noland said. “During tassel and pollen shed, bad weather can lead to issues with pollination and poor establishment of the kernels.”Symptoms of nitrogen deficiency were also common where the soil was saturated. This year, considerable nitrogen was likely lost due to leaching and runoff in fields that were overrun with moisture.“When the soils are saturated and conditions are cloudy, the plant isn’t transpiring and taking up water as quickly. I visited a field in Laurens County, (Georgia), where a farmer had to terminate his crop because over 80 percent of the field was stunted beyond recovery. It was too wet, and the roots were rotting a couple of inches deep,” Noland said. “It was a good bottomland site that usually yields well because it holds moisture well. This ended up hurting in a year when it was too wet.”Dublin, Georgia, in Laurens County received 7.9 inches of rain in May, surpassing previous years’ totals with 17 rainy days, according to the UGA Weather Network at www.GeorgiaWeather.net.Along with Laurens County, reports from Georgia’s Washington, Jefferson, Burke and Bulloch counties also indicated that farmers were adversely affected by too much rain, Noland said. In the southwestern part of the state, conditions were more favorable for growing corn.“I talked with (Extension agent) Seth McAllister over in Terrell County, (Georgia), and he has a good representation of the western part of south Georgia. From what he said, the irrigated farms are looking good. It’s not record-breaking, but they are generally harvesting a good crop this year,” Noland said. “Dryland yields are normal. One bright side to wet weather is that dryland yields will often do better than normal. Some early estimates in Terrell County indicated dryland yields around 90 bushels, which is all right for the area. Another report from Dooly County, (Georgia), indicated a grower harvesting well over 200 bushels dryland, which is outstanding.”Noland’s research on the UGA Tifton campus was also not immune to the rainy summer’s impact.“Current yield projections for (one of our) fields is around 230 or 240 bushels, which is good. Most growers will be happy to see that average across a field, but it’s not as high as we hoped to see in a research plot,” Noland said.Corn is typically harvested throughout August and September. It is a high-value row crop for Georgia growers. Corn generated more than $277.2 million in Georgia, according to the 2016 Georgia Farm Gate Value Report, produced by the UGA Center for Agribusiness and Economic Development.last_img read more