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Tabcorp raises $371m through institutional entitlement offer August 24, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share Senet Australia appoints Paul Newsom as new client advisory lead August 27, 2020 Related Articles The expected Tabcorp-Tatts merger (first announced October 2016) faces a major challenge as a private consortium led by London private equity firm Macquarie Group and New York fund KKR has today launched an AUS $7.3 billion (£4.4 billion) bid for Tatts Group assets.Under the proposition of ‘Pacific Consortium’ the group of investors has made an approach of between AUS $4.50-5 per Tatts share, with AUS $3.40 per share cash for the lotteries business alone. The rest will be paid in shares of Tatts’ betting operation, which the consortium intends to spin off from with group with a value at AUS $1 to A$1.60 a share.That means if the approach is approved the consortium would split Tatts into two separate companies, forming an individual lotteries operator for Australia and either listing a new sports betting enterprise on the ASX or stripping the firm’s underperforming sports betting division.At present Tatts governance has stated that it has yet to formally review the proposition put forward by the Pacific Consortium. Nevertheless Australian industry analysts have initially noted that the bid may offer Tatts investors better value than the Tabcorp merger.Last October Tabcorp and Tatts declared that they had begun formal talks on a merger, which would seek to create the biggest Australian gambling enterprise, as the operators face increasing competition on home soil from international betting firms.This morning Australian business news sources revealed that the consortium had first made contact with Tatts governance in early 2016, but no formal offer had been made.The governance of Tabcorp, which will act as acquiring company should the merger be approved, has begun to review synergies between the two enterprises. There is also the fact that a Tabcorp/Tatts merger would also run into regulatory concerns around competition in the market.Reacting to early takeover speculation, Australian business analysts have detailed that Pacific’s bid highlights the value of Tatts’ lucrative Australia lottery assets – presenting an interesting scenario which will likely divide investors on the company’s valuation.Pacific Consortium Chairwoman Kerry Schott said in a statement the group had a record of long-term investment in assets that ‘deliver annuity-style returns similar to infrastructure assets’. StumbleUpon Share Submit
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Former Fort St. John resident Bryan Colwell is representing Canada at the 2019 PAN AM Games in Lima, Peru.Colwell will be competing in the 91 kg Men’s Boxing at this year’s Games.According to Team Canada, Colwell started boxing when he was 17-years-old in an attempt to get into better shape for the soccer tryouts at the University of Victoria.- Advertisement -Following his first boxing lesson, Colwell knew he never wanted to play soccer again and had found his true calling.Since then, Colwell has competed in many matches earning him titles such as Golden Gloves, Canadian Champion, and B.C. Provincial Champion.Currently, Colwell has his sights set on winning gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and is completing a Bachelor of Business at Camosun College in Victoria with the intent of opening his own gym once he stops competing.Advertisement The 2019 PAN AM Games runs from July 26 to August 11 in Lima, Peru.
NORTHRIDGE – A 50-year-old man who was living in his mother’s home in a quiet middle-class neighborhood killed a transvestite prostitute earlier this week with a garden hoe after bringing him back to the house, police said Tuesday. John Freeman of Northridge had been arrested Sunday on suspicion of murder. Police said his mother was out of town when he picked up the 31-year-old transvestite prostitute Sunday morning and brought him to the house in the 19000 block of Kingsbury Street. The victim, who had prior arrests on suspicion of prostitution, wore women’s clothing to Freeman’s house but was naked at the time of the beating, homicide Detective Terry Kaiser of the Los Angeles Police Department said. An argument began inside the house and then spilled into the back yard, where Freeman attacked the victim with his fists, feet and a hoe, police said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “It’s unknown what occurred inside the house,” Kaiser said. “The victim wound up in the back yard, naked and distraught.” Neighbors reported the assault to police at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. When officers responded, Freeman was still in the back yard and kicking the victim, Kaiser said. The victim was taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where he died, officials said. His name was not released pending notification of his family. “At this time, we don’t have any evidence of a hate crime,” Kaiser said. “We don’t believe hate was the motivation. It seems like there was already a relationship between them.” On Tuesday along Kingsbury, where well-tended homes perch above the street, neighbors expressed shock. Some said they arrived home after church or errands Sunday and saw Freeman outside, dressed in pajamas and wearing handcuffs, while rescue workers administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation to the victim. “He was your average, friendly person,” one neighbor said. “It’s very upsetting. He comes from an upstanding family.” Freeman had been seen working around his mother’s home, stringing lights for the holidays and tending to other chores. “At first I thought of his mother and wondered if something happened to her,” said another neighbor, who pulled into her driveway Sunday and saw dozens of police cruisers surrounding Freeman’s home. “Then we all thought it was a breaking-and-entering situation.” A neighbor who had overheard the confrontation between Freeman and the victim said he had felt frightened. “This is the kind of neighborhood where, except for the wind, there’s never any noise,” he said. “If we see one firetruck, we all wonder what happened.” The responding officers said the victim appeared to have small breasts, although police are not sure whether they were surgically implanted or produced using hormones. While police aren’t certain of the motive, they don’t believe Freeman had suddenly discovered that the prostitute was a man. Kaiser said Freeman and the victim had a casual relationship in the past, and police believe Freeman knew the victim had male anatomy. Staff Writer Susan Abram contributed to this story. Josh Kleinbaum, (818) 713-3669 firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Play Your Part partners IMC CEO MillerMatola, and CEO of Heartlines GarthJaphet at the Play Your Part breakfast. Eskom GM Pieter Pretorius said hiscompany supports the campaign. Zeng Msimang, director of strategy andcontent for the Department ofInternational Relations and Cooperation,said the Play Your Part campaign hashelped the government raise funds toprovide famine relief to Somalia. (Images: Nosimilo Ramela) MEDIA CONTACTS • Chantal Wellington IMC digital content manager +27 11 483 0122 RELATED ARTICLES • Play Your Part: Make SA even better • IMC plays its part for Mandela Day • Play your part for a better South Africa • Playing a part to clothe childrenNosimilo RamelaThe International Marketing Council (IMC) of South Africa introduced its latest campaign, Play Your Part, to representatives of government departments, business and NGOs at a recent breakfast meeting in Sandhurst, Johannesburg.The campaign encourages South Africans to do whatever they can, no matter how big or small the contribution, to create a better country. It also aims to connect and celebrate citizens who are already playing their part and making an impact in their communities.Speaking at the breakfast meeting on 17 August 2011, IMC CEO Miller Matola said: “Play Your Part is a national movement for social change, contributing to social cohesion and national unity.”The IMC has collaborated with forgood, an online social network with a humanitarian focus, to create a facility whereby willing South Africans can connect with each other to share stories about the work they are doing, exchange ideas for projects and secure resources.“There are amazing people doing amazing things every day, everywhere in our country, this is a platform for them to share their stories, and to celebrate great stories,” said CEO of Heartlines Garth Japhet.The online resource gives information to people who are keen on doing something in their respective areas, but do not know how to go about it.“Play Your Part will help connect people who are interested in the same things. It will also connect them with the opportunities they are looking for,” he said.Japhet added that the Play Your Part site, powered by Forgood, will also provide regular news updates and list events taking places various communities.Play Your Part enables users to create their own profiles, join the campaign and start making a difference.Business joins inFinancial Times CEO Rochelle Josiah said her publication endorses the initiative and would be playing its part through some of its own projects.Michelle Gerszt, marketing executive of the Smile Foundation, spoke about how her NGO is playing its part by helping children with facial abnormalities access free corrective plastic and reconstructive surgery.“We help children with abnormalities such as cleft lips and palates, burn victims, those with facial paralysis and other conditions. The medical staff who work with us all work for free: they volunteer their time to help our young patients. They are playing their part in changing the lives of young people and their parents.”Gerszt said her organisation is proud to be part of the Play Your Part initiative as it promotes the same values as the foundation. “The work we do brings people together for the purpose of making a difference in the lives of those in need.”She added that the Smile Foundation had a skills development programme in place to equip medical teams with the necessary techniques and knowledge.“Instead of bringing in specialists from other countries, we have our own doctors and nurses trained and skilled to perform these complex surgeries. We are investing in the medical teams we work with and we support the public hospitals we work in by purchasing equipment that can be used by the departments of plastic and reconstructive surgery.”Pieter Pretorius, GM for the country’s power utility Eskom, said his company’s 49m initiative was also making a difference in South Africa.“We are proud to be associated with the IMC’s Play Your Part. The campaign speaks to the same ideas as our project: 49m is about mobilising people to play their part in building a better future for South Africa. We want to encourage people to reduce their consumption of electricity, thereby reducing our carbon footprint.”Pretorius added that people can make small changes like remembering to switch off any lights or appliances that are not in use. “It’s not about sacrificing, but rather about being considerate. The power we save today is the power we’ll need tomorrow to light our rooms, watch our televisions and boil our kettles.”Government adds its supportZeng Msimang, director of strategy and content for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation, said the Play Your Part campaign has helped the government raise funds to provide famine relief to Somalia.She added that although the initiative is a local one, the department would promote it across all countries it works in.“For us Play Your Part is about being patriotic and it starts with our diplomats. We want it to start internally with the way we treat and behave towards each other.”
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Livestock producers will soon be applying manure as corn silage harvest starts. Both soybean and corn harvest will be about normal this year. To best capture the nutrients in manure, livestock producers should incorporate fall applied manure and also consider using cover crops.Fall cover crops have been planted in Ohio for many years. While primarily used to help control soil erosion, cover crops can also recapture nutrients in livestock manure and keep these nutrients from escaping into lakes, streams and rivers.The most common cover crops used with livestock manure are cereal ryegrass, oats and radishes. However, farmers have also used wheat, clover, annual ryegrass, or almost anything they are comfortable growing.Cereal ryegrass is the best cool-season grass for capturing excess nitrogen. Because rye over-winters, research has shown it can capture and hold 25 to 50 pounds of nitrogen (organic form). It germinates at lower temperatures than oats so may be planted later, but less nitrogen will be recycled the later the rye is seeded. It will grow later in the fall and begin growth earlier in the spring than wheat.Oats are sometimes used as a cover crop in the fall and need to be planted soon after silage harvest. Drilling oats improves germination and growth before frost. Some farmers in northwest Ohio have had great success surface seeding oats and incorporating with shallow tillage. Oats winter-kill and are not a problem in the spring for no till or minimum tillage systems.Another cover crop that is excellent at recycling nitrogen is oilseed radish. Oilseed radish is a fast growing, non-legume broadleaf that needs nitrogen to grow rapidly so it is often used with livestock manure. Needing time to grow, radishes are usually not the best option following soybeans or corn in October. Radishes typically winter-kill when temperatures reach 20 degrees F but farmers in Ohio occasionally report radishes surviving winters thanks to snow cover when temperatures are their coldest. Surviving radishes were easily controlled with a burndown herbicide.Cover crops can help livestock farmers recapture manure nutrients and conserve soil by reducing erosion. Cover crop seedings do not have to be perfect. The goal is to combine nutrient recovery and to protect the environment.
A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Just to put the numbers into perspective, with its recent earnings from entering the online movie rental business, YouTube couldn’t even afford one minimum-wage, full-time employee. But it’s not a bad start, nonetheless, and the best news may be for the filmmakers themselves.When YouTube announced the move two weeks ago, we mused over whether or not people would be willing to pay for content, as is always the question. For a relatively quick, quiet test campaign, we would venture that YouTube certainly outpaced Newsday, with its 35 online subscribers.…A Whpoping $10,709.16The initial test, which ran for a brief 10 days, raked in $10,709.16 according to the New York Times’ Bits Blog. It featured five independent films pulled from the ranks of Sundance Film Festival, which received 2,684 views at $3.99 a piece. The 10-day test run was just the beginning, YouTube said on its blog, as the company will start to offer videos for rent “across different industries, including health and education … in the weeks ahead.” According to the company’s original announcement, content partners “can decide the price of their videos and the rental duration; they can decide when and where their content is available; and they can keep 100% of their rights.” This led us, of course, to wonder how much of a cut YouTube takes from the deal?While $10,000 is chump change for a company like Google-owned YouTube, that, or even one-fifth, is anything but for the independent filmmaker – especially for a distribution deal that retains all of your rights and decision-making abilities. YouTube Gets Into the Distribution BusinessWe spoke with Chris Dale, a spokesman for YouTube, and he told us that he couldn’t confirm the exact details of the revenue split, but would say that the content provided kept anywhere from 51% of the revenue to more than that. To quote him directly, he said that “the majority of the revenue share goes to the content partner.”While that may make it sound potentially less appealing, he did point out that this is an opportunity for distribution, on the filmmakers terms – something most filmmakers are unlikely to run across during an entire career.“In 2009, out of 9,000 films sent to Sundance, only 53 got distribution deals,” Dale said. “That tops out at only a .6% success rate. Given that, it’s important for filmmakers to have other options at their fingertips.”We tend to agree. He said that the filmmaker can decide on the pricing, ranging anywhere from 99 cents to around $20, but again wouldn’t confirm anything further on the split. The deal gives filmmakers a reputable locale to offer their product and a potential for income as well as exposure. We think this could provide an interesting outlet for smaller filmmakers who can’t afford the expenses of DVD distribution deals. It also puts YouTube in a good spot, both providing these filmmakers with an outlet, as they’ve always done, while providing them a source of income. mike melanson Tags:#news#web
cormac foster How It’s Doing: So far, it seems to be still growing. Getaround has signed up thousands of cars, and it’s hiring for aggressive expansions into new markets. The startup’s most recent venture is Getaway, a long-term rental service for drivers who need a car for a week or longer. But over all, the car-sharing market has a long way to go before becoming mainstream. New York, 2010: QwikiWhat It Is: Qwiki is a slick, simple, online application that lets users create video presentations in their browser. The interface is extremely simple, and and even a total noob can throw together a slick-looking video in less than five minutes. How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture Tags:#start#Venture Funding With TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 in full swing this week, it’s only a matter of days before a new winner is crowned. We decided to check in with previous Disrupt winners to see how they’ve fared since their victories – and try to determine how it means to ace a high-profile startup contest.Startup contests like TechCrunch Disrupt can generate a lot of hype and interest, but does that translate into any lasting benefit for the startups involved? Sure, winning brings monetary benefits – TechCrunch Disrupt offers $50,000 – which never hurts, but does participating really help a startup succeed? And does winning a key contest really predict eventual success? To find out, we caught up with the winners of the four most Disrupt events: Related Posts How It’s Doing: Most avatar-based chat environments have been notoriously anonymous, quickly degrading from social discovery to Leisure Suit Larry. Shaker removes the anonymity by tying profiles to your Facebook account, helping users to meet others with common interests snd form real relationships. Promoters (at this point, mostly bands) sponsor rooms, and Shaker works its magic on the back end to segment the rooms so you’ll actually bump into people with shared interests beyond the band.For now Shaker remains a bit of a ghost town. As of September 10, there were only two events on the calendar: a Foo Fighters Tribute party with 226 RSVPs, and a “Hangout” the following Sunday with 37. Still, Live Nation has signed on as a promotional partner, which could help Shaker attract the users it needs to really take off. New York, 2011: GetaroundWhat It Is: Getaround is AirBnB for car rentals. Owners can list their cars during downtime, allowing drivers to rent them by the hour. Drivers can place up to five requests, and the first response wins the business. One price covers rental cost, background checks and insurance. Owners get a monthly payment for their car, drivers get to drive whatever they want while saving money, and Getaround takes a cut from the middle without having to maintain its own inventory. The concept is a win-win-win. How to Get Started in China and Have Success How It’s Doing: Qwiki works great for last-minute school presentations or fashion retrospectives, but as others have pointed out, it has yet to become the transformative application its founder promised. To date, Qwiki hasn’t disrupted much of anything, but recent ties to more mainstream media outlets could help change that.Even the hottest startup needs a little time to change the world – or make a billion dollars – so it’s a little early to pass final judgment. But so far, at least, the four most recent Disrupt winners are all still in business – and not every startup can say the same.At the same time, though, while some have gotten funding, none has come close to changing the world or a transformative financial event for founders and investors. And plenty of other startups – ones who didn’t win startup contests – or doing even better. New York, 2012: ÜberConferenceWhat It Is: Audio conference calls aren’t going away, so Firespotter Labs’ ÜberConference made them less sucky. By removing login annoyances (“Can you text me that code? I’m on my cell!”), adding visual controls and giving you something productive to do with your mouse and keyboard while sitting on hours of endless calls, ÜberConference actually makes audio calls cool again. What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … How It’s Doing: Uberconference is killing it. Just a month after taking home first prize at Disrupt, Firespotter won $15 million from Andreessen Horowitz and Google Ventures. The company is hiring for several open positions, most of them in engineering. iOS, Android and paid versions of the service are due soon, and UberConfernce can monetize its already-solid feature set, prospects look good. San Francisco, 2011: ShakerWhat It Is: Shaker’s founders are betting that users will want to hang out in virtual spaces (starting with a bar called Club 53), represented by avatars. If this strikes you as a little like Second Life, you’re not alone, but the folks at TechCrunch and $18 million in venture funding believed Shaker offers something more than just another chat room.
DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew And shares of Nike, the sponsor that stood by Woods after his 2009 car crash and reports of extramarital affairs, rose Monday, as did the stocks of other golf equipment makers that aren’t connected to Woods.“The golf industry has been waiting for him to win again,” said Rick Burton, a professor at Syracuse University’s David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics. TV ratings of golf tournaments and sales of golf equipment are likely to rise, he noted.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsStar athletes, he said, help draw more people to the game. “It’s kind of a tsunami effect,” Burton said.It had been 11 years since Woods had a major win — and enthusiasm for golf seemed to wane during his drought as he battled injuries and worked to repair his reputation. Nike stopped selling golf equipment in 2016 to focus on apparel. About a year later, rival Adidas sold off its golf business. And Golfsmith, the largest golf retail chain in the U.S. at the time, filed for bankruptcy protection and was later bought by Dick’s Sporting Goods. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. On Monday, Bridgestone Golf CEO Dan Murphy said in an interview on business news network CNBC that website traffic jumped 200% after Woods’ win.“In the equipment business we have an old saying: ‘Win on Sunday and sell on Monday,’” he said. “And that’s what we’re doing.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss On Sunday, Nike didn’t waste time capitalizing on Woods’ win, posting a video on Twitter that had more than 24 million views by Monday afternoon. During the tournament, Woods wore head-to-toe Nike with the hard-to-miss swoosh logo on his hat, shirt, pants and shoes. PGA Tour Superstore said a red Nike shirt with a mock turtleneck, similar to the one Woods wore, was its top seller over the weekend.“After an incredible win at the Masters, the Tiger effect is expected to kick off the start of the golf season better than expected,” PGA Tour Superstore said in a statement.Apex Marketing Group, a branding consulting company, estimated the media exposure for Nike to be worth more than $22 million. Nike Inc.’s stock rose less than 1% Monday.Shares of energy drink maker Monster Beverage Corp., a sponsor whose green logo appears on Woods’ golf bag, gained about 2%.Other golf companies that aren’t connected to Woods also saw a boost. Club maker Callaway Golf Co.’s stock rose 1.5%. And Acushnet Holdings Corp., maker of golf balls and other golfing equipment, added 1.7%.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)NEW YORK — Tiger Woods’ win at the Masters could revitalize the golf industry, which has struggled in the past decade while the game’s biggest star was hobbled by issues on and off the course.Bridgestone Golf, whose logo was on the golf balls Woods used, says its website traffic soared after the Sunday win. PGA Tour Superstore, which sells golf equipment online, says sales were up over the weekend by 50% from a year ago.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES Clippers pull off biggest comeback in playoff history against Warriors MOST READ View comments
Scott Parker is relishing the challenge of facing the Premier League’s top clubs as he prepares for a daunting introduction to management with Fulham.The former England midfielder begins his interim tenure at home to west London rivals Chelsea on Sunday after replacing the sacked Claudio Ranieri. The 19th-placed Cottagers, who are 10 points from the last safe spot and facing an immediate return to the Championship, also host title challengers Liverpool and Manchester City before the end of the month.“This was a team that went through a hard season in the Championship for these moments,” said Parker. “OK, it’s a tough ask, but I know sitting in this position I’m relishing this opportunity of playing against these top teams, top players and top coaches. And I know the players will be as well. I’m looking forward to it massively.” Topics Paul Wilson Share on LinkedIn Share on Pinterest Having represented five different London clubs in his playing career, Parker has plenty of experience of derby matches in the capital. He spent the 2004-05 season at Stamford Bridge and has represented both Chelsea and Fulham in this fixture.While he has not given up hope of masterminding an improbable escape with only 10 games remaining, his main objective this weekend is to restore the faith of the club’s disgruntled supporters. “I understand what is at stake and that it’s a London derby against a very, very good football team,” he said.“In that sense it’s probably not going to be different; what probably will be is you’re standing on the outside hoping your 11 players on the field can transmit what you’ve put into them, and sometimes you’re powerless in that sense. I want to give the players a real clear idea of what I expect, what the club expect and what the fans expect. The most important thing is to make sure the 25,000 fans clap them knowing they gave everything.”Maurizio Sarri was sparing in the advice he was willing to offer his opposite number. The Italian said: “To take this job, you have to love football, but you have to forget everything that is around football. I think so, otherwise it’s impossible to do this job.”Sarri, buoyed by Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Tottenham three days after the bizarre climax to the Carabao Cup final, believes the furore around Kepa Arrizabalaga’s behaviour has galvanised his squad. Arrizabalaga was fined and dropped for the Spurs game for his refusal to be substituted just before the penalty shootout won by Manchester City.While Sarri insists the episode is over, he has yet to decide whether the world’s most expensive goalkeeper could return in place of Willy Caballero at Fulham or be recalled for Thursday’s Europa League match with Dynamo Kyiv.“For the players, it was an experience useful for staying more united,” Sarri said. “When there is a difficult situation, I think it’s difficult for everybody, but it is a big opportunity, also. You have to take that opportunity. Of course, it was really a very bad experience but I think we can come out of this situation better than before.” Fulham Premier League Farewell to Fulham for Claudio Ranieri, he will always have Leicester Share via Email Read more news Share on Messenger Share on Twitter Chelsea Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook The Observer Reuse this content