Majestic sees wine sales up in festive lift

first_img Majestic sees wine sales up in festive lift whatsapp Thursday 6 January 2011 8:21 pm whatsapp KCS-content More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgcenter_img MAJESTIC Wine has bucked the trend of retailers turning in poor results figures over the snow-hit Christmas period with a 6.4 per cent sales rise. Chief executive Steve Lewis said the weather had initially put customers off venturing out but then there had been a rush.The figures for the nine weeks to 3 January followed a year of expansion for the company.Majestic is delaying the VAT rise until the end of this month in another attempt to help reel in customers in a month where alcohol sales are traditionally low after the festive binge. Lewis said: “We are pleased with the figures. After a slow start things came good. We are opening new shops this year and are ambitious about the business.“We will be debt neutral by the end of the financial year.” The retailer, which has 160 shops, is planning to open 12 new shops in 2011.Comparable sales during the half-year rose 7.6 per cent, while interim pre-tax profits increased by 20 per cent to £7.3m. In a bid to boost sales, the company reduced the number of bottles required for a discount from 12 to six in September 2009 to reflect the UK’s mood of austerity. Tags: NULL 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 AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical Geniusmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.com Share Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Gaming sector “not out of the woods yet”, Galaxy CEO warns

first_imgRead the full story on iGB North America. Q3 results 2020 Revenue was largely wiped out by operating costs, however, with earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) down 98.4% at $35,703. After non-operating expenses, largely comprising interest expenses and charges related to the redemption of shares issued as part of Galaxy’s acquisition of online supplier Progressive Games Partners (PGP), the supplier posted a pre-tax loss of $1.2m. Galaxy Gaming chief executive Todd Cravens warned the gambling industry is still facing headwinds from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, despite the gaming machine supplier posting significant quarter-on-quarter improvement in revenue for Q3. 17th November 2020 | By Robin Harrison Email Address The bulk of third quarter revenue came from the US and Carribean, which accounted for $971,147 of the total, down 75.0%. Revenue from Europe, Middle East and Africa, meanwhile, fell 44.1% to $826,686. Gaming sector “not out of the woods yet”, Galaxy CEO warns Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Finance Land-based casino Online casino Product & technology Q3 results 2020 Regions: US When other outgoings such as share based compensation, depreciation and amortisation were factored in, Galaxy’s operating loss for the quarter came to $898,303. This marked a significant decline from the prior year’s $762,272 operating profit.  Revenue for the three months to September 30 fell 66.5% year-on-year to $1.8m. This did represent a 171.4% hike from the second quarter’s $662,477 total, covering a period in which most if not all of Galaxy’s operator partners had their properties shuttered by the pandemic. Tags: Covid-19 Galaxy Gaming Progressive Games Partners Once income taxes of $133,708 were factored in, its net loss for the quarter came to $1.3m, compared to a $580,234 profit in Q3 2019. last_img read more

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Uganda Clays Limited (UCL.ug) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgUganda Clays Limited (UCL.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Uganda Clays Limited (UCL.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uganda Clays Limited (UCL.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uganda Clays Limited (UCL.ug)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileUganda Clays Limited manufactures and markets clay products for the building and construction industry in Uganda. Its product offering ranges from roofing tiles, bricks and floor tiles to decorative grilles, ventilators, pipes and suspended floor units and partition blocks. The company supplies the local building trade in Uganda and exports products to Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda, the DRC and South Sudan. Uganda Clays Limited was founded in 1950 and its head office is in Kampala, Uganda. Uganda Clays Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Sydney archbishop launches emergency appeal following crippling drought

first_img Tags Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ [Anglican Communion News Service] The archbishop of Sydney’s development agency, Anglican Aid, has launched an emergency appeal to help communities hit by a crippling drought in Australia’s Western New South Wales. The state government says that 99 percent of New South Wales is now in drought and it has launched its own emergency aid package. The church’s aid efforts will provide resources to churches in north and western New South Wales, which are already dealing with requests for practical support for families impacted by what, in many places, is the worst drought since 1900.Read the full article here. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Collierville, TN Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Music Morristown, NJ Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Posted Aug 7, 2018 The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Smithfield, NC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Jobs & Calls Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Hopkinsville, KY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Featured Events TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Pittsburgh, PA Submit a Job Listing Anglican Communion Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Belleville, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Tampa, FL In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Sydney archbishop launches emergency appeal following crippling drought Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Albany, NY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT last_img read more

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Diabetes UK is 80 today

first_img  49 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Tesco Howard Lake | 10 January 2014 | News Diabetes UK is 80 todaycenter_img Diabetes UK is celebrating its 80th anniversary today. The charity was founded by the writer H.G. Wells and the doctor R.D. Lawrence, who both had diabetes, in order to provide support for people with the condition.From the outset it has worked to ensure that everyone with the condition who needed insulin was able to access it for free. Today it continues to campaign for better healthcare for people with diabetes and to fund more research to better understand the condition.Year-long celebrationsDiabetes UK will be celebrating its 80th anniversary with a series of events throughout the year.Barbara Young, Chief Executive of Diabetes UK, said: “… As well as looking back at how far we have come over the last 80 years, this milestone is a chance to reflect on how far we have yet to go. For all the progress made, people with diabetes struggle to get access to quality healthcare, still face discrimination, and ultimately still have a lower life expectancy than the rest of the population”.Diabetes UK is currently Tesco charity of the year.Find out more about Diabetes UK’s history. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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RSF deplores excessive jail term for Myanmar columnist

first_img News He was convicted two weeks after two Reuters journalists, Kyaw Soe Oo and Wa Lone, were each sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for investigating a massacre of 10 Rohingya civilians by soldiers and militiamen. The fact that the two trials were held in close succession, and that the sentences handed down in both cases were the same, raises questions about the extent to which the security forces manipulate the judicial system.     News Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Myanmar Like the secrecy law used to convict Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, the law on sedition dates from the British colonial era. In Myanmar, as well as India, Malaysia and Singapore for example, laws on sedition are used a pretexts by the authorities to silence criticism by journalists. They provide for penalties of up to life imprisonment.     Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar “However unacceptable the conviction of the two Reuters reporters may be, the sentence imposed on the columnist Ngar Min Swe is totally disproportionate,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. May 31, 2021 Find out more Ngar Min Swe, who used to write for the pro-government newspaper Global New Light of Myanmar, was arrested on 12 July, after posting a comment on Facebook that day criticising a kiss on the cheek received by Aung San Suu Kyi from Barack Obama during a visit to Myanmar four year ago by the former US president. At the time, she was a reformist member of the Myanmar parliament. Myanmar has fallen six places in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index compiled by RSF and is now ranked 137th of 180 countries. Scapegoats MyanmarAsia – Pacific ImprisonedInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentNobel Prize RSF_en MyanmarAsia – Pacific ImprisonedInternetFreedom of expressionJudicial harassmentNobel Prize “His posts hostile to Aung San Suu Kyi’s reform movement may have been questionable, but the sentence he has received sets a worrying precedent. It raises serious doubts about the independence of the judicial system in Myanmar. For this reason, we are requesting an immediate review of the charges against him. Above all, it is high time the government repealed the archaic law on sedition that was used to convict him.” Newscenter_img Organisation The disparaging remark was the latest in a long series of critical comments by Ngar Min Swe, who was close to the military-backed government and a critic of the former dissident, now the head of the government.    May 26, 2021 Find out more Manipulation of the law Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Myanmar authorities to reconsider the seven-year sentence imposed on a columnist close to Myanmar’s former military government for posting comments on Facebook deemed to be hostile to the country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. It also called for the repeal of the archaic sedition law. May 12, 2021 Find out more September 21, 2018 RSF deplores excessive jail term for Myanmar columnist RSF asks Germany to let Myanmar journalist Mratt Kyaw Thu apply for asylum By convicting an anti-reform and pro-junta figure, the military establishment may hope to make a goodwill gesture towards the international community after the harsh criticism that followed the arrest of the two Reuters reporters. Inside the country, the media coverage of the case could repair the damage to Aung San Suu Kyi’s image as an icon of democracy.  Some people have begun to question her silence in the case of the Reuters journalists. News Ngar Min Swe was found guilty of sedition on 18 July by a Yangon court for “writing abusive posts on Facebook against State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, making people get the wrong impression of her”, in the words of the court spokesman. The columnist Ngar Min Swe (right) was sentenced to seven years’ imprisonment for sedition for “writing abusive posts on Facebook against State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, making people get the wrong impression of her” (photos: Ye Aung Thu / AFP – Sar Min Swe / Mizzima). US journalist held in Yangon prison notorious for torture Receive email alerts to go furtherlast_img read more

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Digital training programme for jobseekers

first_img TAGSDigital Skills AcademyEducation Minister Jan O’SullivanjobseekerslimerickWebActivate Email Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Linkedin NewsDigital training programme for jobseekersBy John Keogh – October 24, 2014 758 Previous article€11,000 purse for 2014’s International Fashion Student AwardsNext article“We are not property developers,” warns councillor John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Facebookcenter_img Twitter Print Digital Skills AcademyA NEW digital training programme for Limerick jobseekers, ‘WebActivate’, was launched by Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan this week.The programme, created by the Digital Skills Academy, has been specifically designed to help jobseekers upskill to take advantage of the opportunities in Ireland’s high-growth Internet and digital sectors.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The first Limerick participants in the scheme will begin the course on November 17.“I am delighted that the ‘WebActivate’ training programme is now available in Limerick. The programme has gone from strength-to-strength since its inception and has transformed the career choices of hundreds of jobseekers.“One of the great strengths of ‘WebActivate’ is the close ties it has with employers and industry leaders. This ensures that the course programme is aligned with emerging skills needs and that participants are well placed to pursue rewarding careers, either in a growth company or in a self-employed capacity,” commented Minister O’Sullivan.A first for Limerick, this programme is in its third year and has seen 50 per cent of the participants on its most recent programme rejoin the workforce.The course is an eight-month full time Level 6 award that offers blended learning combining online training with on-site tutor-led course work.The programme is unique in that it provides structured freelance work placements with local businesses.Applications for the first ‘WebActivate’ programme in Limerick close on Wednesday, October 29.To be eligible, applicants must have a FETAC Level 5 award, Leaving Certificate with six subject, or relevant work experience or prior learning.For more information, see www.digitalskillsacademy.com. Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Yellow status weather warning in place for Donegal

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook Facebook Previous articleRugby Review: Another heavy loss for City Of DerryNext articleUp to 1000 Gardai could be investigated over breath test controversy News Highland WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Google+center_img Pinterest By News Highland – September 10, 2017 Yellow status weather warning in place for Donegal Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Google+ A Status Yellow weather warning has been issued for Donegal.Heavy rain showers are expected with accumulations of 30 to 50mm of rain with wind speeds of 60km/h also expected.The warning will remain in place until 12 noon tomorrow.Meterologist at Met Eireann, Aoife Murray has this update:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/meteireann.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitterlast_img read more

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Wintry showers on the way as temperatures plummet

first_img Previous articleDonegal Covid incidence rate over twice the national averageNext articleExtra €580,000 allocated to Donegal International Airport News Highland Pinterest Twitter Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp By News Highland – December 3, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Heavy hail, sleet and possibly some snow showers are expected in Co. Donegal today.Met Eireann has a status yellow snow and ice warning in place for the county until midnight tonight.Drivers are being warned there may be reduced visibility on the roads.Forecaster Alan O’Reilly says temperature drops will become noticeable this morning……….Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/weather8.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Met Eireann Forecast -Bitterly cold day with widespread heavy showers early on, some of which will be wintry, bringing some possibly icy conditions. Showers (along with isolated thunderstorms) will gradually become confined to Atlantic counties, with spells of winter sunshine developing elsewhere. Highest temperatures of just 2 to 4 degrees Celsius, all in light to moderate west to northwest breezes.Very cold tonight with a widespread sharp to severe frost and possible icy stretches. Overall dry with long clear spells. However, a few wintry showers will persist closer to the Atlantic, along with isolated thunderstorms. Lowest temperatures of 0 to minus 2 degrees Celsius, in light to moderate northwest breezes.A widespread frost to begin on Friday with some icy stretches on untreated surfaces. Many areas will stay dry for the day with spells of winter sunshine. However, northwest winds will be brisk, with an added wind chill factor. A few coastal showers will persist too, with isolated hail and thunderstorms. Highest temperatures of just 4 to 6 degrees Celsius. Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Wintry showers on the way as temperatures plummet RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAlast_img read more

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St Hugh’s JCR votes for “the alpacas this college deserves”

first_imgSt Hugh’s College JCR voted this week in favour of a motion entitled “The alpacas this college deserves,” which proposed to investigate the purchase of a college alpaca.The motion, which passed by 26 votes to four, followed from the Hugh’s MCR welfare reps organising visits by alpacas to the college.The motion stated: “Everyone in college at the time [of the visit] enjoyed the alpacas immensely, as evidenced by the number of Facebook posts and Instagram photos,” as well as noting that “alpacas are fluffy and cute and adorable and basically represent everything good in this world”.The motion supported the idea of a pet alpaca on student welfare grounds, as “seeing them on a daily basis would significantly increase student welfare”.The motion resolved to “mandate the JCR Committee to look into getting an alpaca as a college pet”, and “to look into the practical elements and care required for having an alpaca permanently on college”.The JCR Committee will report on their findings at the next JCR Meeting.Deborah Walnicki, the MCR Welfare Rep who organised the alpaca visit, told Cherwell: “We were inspired by an event that took place in Michaelmas term… we were able to bring four halter-trained alpacas for four hours.“The event brought together the MCR, JCR, and college staff in a unique way. Furthermore, studies have shown therapeutic benefits associated with spending time outdoors, as well as interacting with animals.”Many colleges already have college pets, ranging from cats and dogs to tortoises, including Regents Park College’s pet tortoise Emmanuelle, who recently celebrated her 114th birthday.Corpus Christi College even has a Facebook page entitled ‘The Corpus Christi College Tortoise’ which describes itself as ‘The official page of Foxe, the tortoise of Corpus Christi’.JCR President Ana Pavlova told Cherwell: “The St Hugh’s JCR passed a motion mandating the JCR Committee to look into the practical aspects of getting two alpacas for the college. The motion was proposed following an MCR-organised welfare event with four alpacas which prompted an alpacalypse of photos with the hashtag “#hughsalpacas” on social media.”Pavlova added: “The JCR believes that getting two alpacas to reside in St Hugh’s on a permanent basis would greatly improve student welfare and we also have some ideas involving expanding the range of college stash to include some alpaca-fur jumpers.”last_img read more

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