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  • Connaught in administration

    first_img Share Connaught in administration KCS-content Tuesday 7 September 2010 11:14 pm TROUBLED social housing repair firm Connaught put most of its business into administration yesterday, after its lenders refused to further fund the company. The FTSE 250 component said last night that its public sector business will be put into the hands of administrators KPMG, though its environment and compliance arms will remain in operation. The company suspended trading of its shares yesterday morning, and later said in an announcement to the stock market: “Following extensive discussions with the group’s secured lenders, it is now clear that sufficient support would not be extended to the group as a whole to enable it to continue trading as a going concern.”It added that an update on funding for its remaining business would be made today, once negotiations with lenders are complete. The value of Connaught shares froze at 16.65p yesterday, meaning a drop of over 90 per cent since a surprise profit warning in June. The company blamed government spending cuts for its dire financial state at the time, though rivals Mears and Rok stressed their social housing and public property businesses remained strong. Connaught drafted in Deloitte to examine its accounting practices in July, the results of which have not been made public. The company has around £220m of debt, provided by six banks and four other creditors.The Connaught administration will be one of KPMG’s largest jobs in several years. The auditor recently dealt with company voluntary arrangements for sports chain JJB and outdoor retailer Blacks.Support services companies compared: CAPITA● Aids the BBC, government and local councils with outsourcing.● First half pre-tax profit up 15 per cent to £163m.● Unite union currently balloting workers over strike action.SERCO● Runs the DLR and detention centres.● First half pr-tax profit up 21 per cent to £101.4m.● Signed a £415m contract to run a new prison in July.CONNAUGHT● Offers social housing repair work.● Annual results will show “material loss”.● Shares lost more than 90 per cent of their value after profit warning.ROK● Offers social housing repair work to local councils.● First half pre-tax profit fell by 50 per cent to £3m.● Company blamed financial mismanagement for the drop. whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldCrowdy FanShe Didn’t Know Why Everyone Was Staring At Her Hilarious T-ShirtCrowdy Fanlast_img read more

  • BT told to lower prices

    first_img Tags: NULL whatsapp BT told to lower prices Thursday 20 January 2011 9:01 pm whatsapp KCS-content center_img BT came under fire yesterday as telecoms regulator Ofcom said it should make “significant reductions” to the wholesale price of its broadband to boost internet uptake in rural areas.Ofcom has proposed BT cut the price it charges other internet service providers to lease its broadband infrastructure by more than ten per cent in areas where it is the only provider, it said.BT may have to cut its wholesale charges by between 10.7 per cent and 14.7 per cent below inflation, so ISPs could pass on the cost saving to consumers, or give people more bandwidth to increase internet speeds. Ofcom estimates that 22 per cent of UK households do not have a competitive broadband market, and these are mainly in rural areas. A BT spokesman said any changes should “strike the right balance between control and incentives to invest in rural areas.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming Nearby Scottsdale (Take a Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search Ads Share More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her Show Comments ▼last_img read more

  • Porsche revs up for €5bn share issue and Volkswagen merger

    first_imgMonday 28 March 2011 12:10 am 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap whatsapp whatsapp 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 TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald KCS-content center_img DEBT-LADEN German carmaker Porsche has approved an almost €5bn (£4.4bn) capital increase, clearing the way for a merger with Volkswagen.Porsche said last night it had fixed the subscription price for the new ordinary and preferred shares — which will have dividend rights starting as of August 1, 2010 – at €38 apiece, and the subscription ratio at 1:0.75. The figure is a discount of more than 30 per cent on last week’s closing price of €56.The carmaker added that it expects the public offering to be approved by German financial watchdog BaFin today. The subscription period for the new shares is then due to last from 30 March until 12 April.Provided that the new shares are fully subscribed, Porsche will raise net proceeds of about €4.89bn. The money will be used to meet €5bn in loans which are due to mature by the end of the year. The firm hopes to reduce its net debt to €1.5bn from €6.34bn. Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan are the lead banks underwriting the deal.Porsche finance chief Hans Dieter Poetsch said last week shareholders subscribing to the capital increase would get a payout in June. Share Show Comments ▼ Porsche revs up for €5bn share issue and Volkswagen merger Tags: NULLlast_img read more

  • UK National Lottery scores partnership with Rugby League World Cup 2021

    first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Camelot chief executive Nigel Railton added: “I am proud that the National Lottery is able to play such a key role in supporting the Rugby League World Cup 2021 and the wider community after such a tough year – while, at the same time, being able to give back to National Lottery players who make all of this possible.” Regions: UK & Ireland Sponsorship “Local communities have faced significant challenges during the pandemic, so the opportunity to deliver good news and look to the horizon is uplifting,” RLWC2021 chief executive Jon Dutton said. RLWC2021 will take place in England from 23 October to 27 November.  13th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Sports Minister Nigel Huddleston also welcomed the deal, saying: “This partnership will provide significant long-term support to the sport including infrastructure and equipment for rugby league loving communities up and down the country.” Tags: National Lottery Camelot Rugby League World Cup Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sponsorship The UK’s National Lottery has entered a wide-ranging partnership with the Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021), which will take place in England later this year. UK National Lottery scores partnership with Rugby League World Cup 2021 The agreement will see the National Lottery serve as an official partner of the tournament, as well as of the RLWC2021 CreatedBy capital grants programme, a social impact initiative. Email Address Funds for the initiative will come from a National Lottery promotional fund, and not money allocated for National Lottery Good Causes or by its operator Camelot. “The ability to make a difference to people’s lives as well as supporting the future of grassroots Rugby League has always remained our mission, and this partnership further enhances our promise to put people, place and civic pride at the very heart of the event.” Delivered in partnership with government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Sport England, the programme will focus on improving the environments where rugby league is played by investing in new facilities and equipment. The deal will also grant the National Lottery extensive rights including branding at all 61 matches during the tournament, tickets, player appearances, social media assets, unique experiences and becoming the sponsor of the tournament’s volunteer workforce.last_img read more

  • Ghana Oil Company Limited ( 2016 Circular

    first_imgGhana Oil Company Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2016 circular For more information about Ghana Oil Company Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ghana Oil Company Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ghana Oil Company Limited (  2016 circular Company ProfileGhana Oil Company Limited markets and distributes petroleum products in Ghana. The company markets a range of products which includes diesel, gasoline, premix, kerosene, bitumen, aviation fuel, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), lubricants, grease and special products such as brake fluids, mosquito coils and a multi-insect repellent called Goiltox. Ghana Oil Company Limited provides a bunkering service for ocean vessels as well as builds storage tanks and lays pipelines to transport fuel and LPG across Ghana and other countries in sub-Sahara Africa. Its retail division is marketed under the brand name GOIL and comprises 85 filling stations, 61 services stations and 138 consumer outlets located in major towns and cities in Ghana. Ghana Oil Company Limited targets companies, schools, hospitals, factories, hotels, banks and major parastatals. Several retail outlets have been set up to market premix fuel and kerosene to the rural areas and LPG filling stations have been installed in a few filling and service stations. Ghana Oil Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • Innodis Ltd ( HY2020 Interim Report

    first_imgInnodis Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Innodis Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Innodis Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Innodis Ltd (  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileInnodis Limited is a Mauritian company that operates in the production and sale of various food and non-food items across the company’s segments which include Wholesale and Retail, Production and Distribution, amongst a few others. Within their production and distribution segment, the company engages in poultry farming, distribution of chicken, ice cream, yoghurt and other frozen food items, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of food and grocery products. Whilst in the ‘others’ segment they focus on manufacturing and distribution of animal feeds, as well as manufacturing, imports and distributive trading, retailing, franchising and consultancy. The Company, through its Poultry Division, produces chicken with an integrated operation of breeding farms, hatchery, broiler farms, quarantine farm and processing plants. It offers ice cream, and yoghurt and sterilized milk. Innodis Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Innodis Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritiuslast_img read more

  • The Rugby Week in Review: June 6-12

    first_img Catch up in the Rugby week that was: June 6-12…Soon be retired Al Baxter getting some quality time with Highlander Jimmy CowanIt was announced earlier in the week that the new sponsors of the Magners League is to become the RaboDirect Pro12. The name just rolls off the tongue.With the awards season in full swing, it was about time we released our winners…Player Of The Year: Chris AshtonTeam Of The Year: Cobham U18Coach Of The Year: Rob BaxterYoung Player Of The Year: Sam WarburtonOutstanding Achievement Of The Year: Canterbury CrusadersNon Evans MBEWith the Queen’s birthday, comes the honour list, and none other than all-round sportswoman Non Evans has been awarded an MBE for her services to sport. Non Evans MBE definitely has a ring to it.Thursday proved to be fruitful in milestones as Andy Blyth reached the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, along with David Barnes, Mark Regan and the rest of their team. Suffering a life-changing injury 11 years ago and fearing he will never walk again, he conquered the highest peak in Africa and become an even bigger inspiration to us all.After the success of the inaugural Help for Heroes charity match back in 2008 at Twickenham, Simon Halliday and co have decided to stage another rugby spectacular! The December 3rd fixture will see a battle of the hemispheres – North v South. If you’ve ever wondered which side would rein supreme then this is the game for you. If not it’ll just be a nice day out. Week in Review: May 30 – June 5 |    May 23-29 |   May 16-22 |    May 9-15 |     May 2 – 8 SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JUNE 11: Al Baxter of the Waratahs and Jimmy Cowen of the Highlanders exchange words on the ground during the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Waratahs and the Highlanders at the Sydney Football Stadium on June 11, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS England Saxons have taken control of the Churchill cup and have secured themselves a final clash against Canada, a repeat of last year.Talking of the Southern Hemisphere…James O’Connor’s Super Rugby season has come to an abrupt end after he has been suspended for a week – citing a dangerous tackle on Reds’ captain James Horwill. On a different note, the word around town is that Rabs will be staying with The Force, even though The Reds, Rebels and Brumbies were interested in his services.The Waratah’s sent a message out declaring they are still hungry for a Super Rugby play-off place. They beat the Highlanders 33-7 (where this week’s picture has been taken from.) Kurtley Beale showed the world why he’s the Million Dollar Baby, as he was practically responsible for the ‘Tah’s glorious win. Check out the amazing highlights…last_img read more

  • Rugby Rant: Community pitches must improve

    first_imgIt’s time for upgrades, says Grounds Management Association CEO Geoff Webb Groundwork: Old Plymouthian and Mannameadians in training (Getty Images) There is a lot more to grounds management than mowing the grass, so training is vital. Luckily, it’s also readily available; we’ve been working with national governing bodies to support their strategies and provide online training courses for volunteers at  all levels during lockdown – see for details.Covid highlighted just how important sport is to us. Whether it’s at the top of the game or at a local level, sport is essential, but right now, the community pitches that ensure so many get to enjoy it need all the support they can get.Change is possible, and with a bit of work we know that almost 1.4m more children could play rugby or other sports on a grass pitch every week.Getting involved today can make a huge difference in the long term, so  why not become part of a team that makes sport possible? Rugby Rant: Community pitches must improveThis has been the year that rugby came grinding to a halt, both at a professional and community level, with many at a loss of what to do without being able to watch or play.We’re thrilled to have it back and many of us are looking forward to next season, but the pandemic isn’t the only threat to grass-roots rugby. Before Covid-19, the Grounds Management Association (GMA) undertook research that found that the nation’s community pitches are in dire need of attention. Our pitches have been in a state of decline for years due to long-term overplaying, coupled with an increasing demand for pitches.Currently, 47% of rugby league pitches and 26% of rugby union pitches can only accommodate one match a week. With Covid causing many pitches tobe neglected for months, these figures are likely to get worse, especially with the unpredictable wet weather we’re seeing.The negative implications of the state of our pitches goes deeper and affects certain groups worse than others, such as women. In union, there has been an 18.5% increase in girls and women registered with clubs in England in the last eight years, but pitch accessibility has failed to keep pace with this.“Community pitches ensure so many enjoy sport, but they need all the support they can get”If we act now, we can reverse this trend. Even just a few hours a month spent on local pitches could make a big difference, which is why the GMA is calling on rugby fans to get involved and start volunteering. It’s also important that the younger generation gets involved in caring for our pitches – we know that currently, more than two thirds of community grounds volunteers are over 60 and almost all are over 50.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS This article originally appeared in the October 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

  • Activists demand: ‘Stop IRS attacks!’ & end Cuba blockade

    first_imgFour participants in the 26th Friend­shipment Caravan shared their ­experiences traveling to Cuba in July at a New York City meeting at Riverside Church on Oct. 22. A major focus of the meeting urged action to block the current attack by the Internal Revenue Service on the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization. The IRS said it plans to revoke IFCO’s tax exempt status, jeopardizing the oldest African-American foundation.Gail Walker speaks, Oct. 22.WW photo: Anne PrudenBehind the headlines about normalized U.S./Cuba diplomatic relations, Gail Walker, IFCO/Pastors for Peace executive director, asserted the attack on IFCO shows the hypocrisy of the Obama administration. It is calling on Congress to end the blockade while using the IRS as a tool to punish IFCO for its humanitarian caravans to Cuba, which the foundation has organized since 1991.International solidarity like ­IFCO’s built the stage for the announcement last Dec. 17 by President Raul Castro and President Barack Obama on new U.S.-Cuba relations and the release of the last three Cuban security agents — known as the Cuban 5 — who were held in U.S. prisons since 1998.Walker urged people to “go the the website and demand the attacks on IFCO be stopped!” ( In addition to background information and an online petition, the IFCO/Pastors for Peace website also lists phone and fax numbers, as well as email addresses for IRS Commissioner John Koskinen and Secretary of Treasury Jacob Lew, so people can express their support for IFCO directly and demand an end to the IRS attacks.Also at the Oct. 22 meeting, IFCO Board member Ninaj Raoul announced IFCO’s endorsement of the International Campaign to End Apartheid in the Dominican Republic.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Homeless charity in Limerick sets sail on stormy waters

    first_imgPredictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Advertisement NewsLocal NewsHomeless charity in Limerick sets sail on stormy watersBy Alan Jacques – June 27, 2014 1107 Previous articlePeace campaigners query Garda lack of actionNext articleAbbeyfeale in mourning following crash Alan Jacques RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR HOMELESS charity Focus Ireland will make ripples this Thursday, June 26 when it launches a 16-foot traditional rowing boat in the River Shannon.The boat, which will be launched at 3.30pm at St Michael’s Rowing Club, has been christened “Pride and Joy”. The initiative is the result of a very successful partnership between Focus Ireland in Limerick and AK Ilen Wooden Boat Building School, based in the old Krups building in Roxboro.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The boat building project was part of Focus Ireland’s P.E.T.E. (preparation for education, training and employment) programme for those who are at risk of becoming homeless.“Some of those involved in this traditional boat build are people who have found themselves sidelined and separated from society for a variety for reasons and are provided with a place where they feel respected and self-assured. The programme runs with the parallel aim of moving people towards independence, integration, confidence building and personal development,” explained project co-ordinator Vinnie Mulhern of Focus Ireland Limerick.“The launch is a celebration of participation, integration and learning, which we in Focus Ireland Limerick feel is an outstanding example of team work at its best,” Vinnie enthused.Focus Ireland Limerick is not just simply about putting a roof over people’s head but also implementing support structures that will lead to independent living skills and coping strategies that encourage active engagement in civil society. According to Mr Mulhern, through this type of sustained support, people who find themselves homeless or at risk of losing their home will be better equipped to break the cycle of homelessness.“The profile of the homeless person in Limerick has changed dramatically since the onset of the economic recession. We are finding more families, children and people who would have previously assumed that the risk of homelessness would never affect them now facing crisis on a daily basis,” Mr Mulhern revealed.In 2013 demand for Focus Ireland services increased by 25 per cent, a figure they expect to double this year. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” center_img WhatsApp Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Twitter Linkedin TAGSAlan JacquesFocus IrelandlimerickSt. Michael’s rowing club WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more