Majestic sees its wine sales flow faster whatsapp 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Monday 15 November 2010 8:14 pm MAJESTIC Wine said yesterday its half-year profits had jumped by a fifth as it said it continued to benefit from slashing its minimum order from 12 bottles to six.Reduced competition on High Street sales had a positive impact after the First Quench group – whose brands included Threshers – plunged into administration.Majestic made pre-tax profits of £7.3m in the six months to 27 September.Overall group sales rose 10.2 per cent to £117.6m.The firm saw a strong rise in demand for its more expensive wine – priced at over £20 per bottle – despite the tough consumer climate.Chief executive Steve Lewis said: “People are prepared to spend quite a bit on a good, interesting, compelling bottle of wine.”“If you spend £20 in a restaurant, you’ll get quite an ordinary bottle of wine, so we’re seeing people buying good quality wine to drink at home.”Lewis said that it was a mistake to think that “everyone is in austerity”, citing “an enduring British love affair with food and wine”.Majestic said that, despite reducing its minimum order in September, the average transaction had only decreased by 7.2 per cent to £122.The group has 160 UK stores, plus a French business – Wine and Beer World – which has two outlets in France, one in Calais and the other in Cherbourg. Total sales were boosted at these stores by the introduction of a guarantee that its wine prices were at least £2 per bottle cheaper than in its UK stores.Lewis added: “We have seen a substantial increase in the number of customers on our database who have shopped in the past year, up 14 per cent to 496,000.” Share KCS-content Tags: NULL by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity Timesmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteBlood Pressure Solution4 Worst Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure Solutionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comReporter CenterBrenda Lee: What Is She Doing Now At 76 Years of Age?Reporter CenterBlood Pressure For LifeWhy Doctors May No Longer Prescribe Blood Pressure MedsBlood Pressure For Life
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Tags: Online Gambling Video Gaming Esports Entertainment eyes further M&A with Akur Capital 8th July 2020 | By contenteditor Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has entered into a new partnership with independent capital markets adviser Akur Capital to support its ongoing mergers and acquisitions strategy.Under the arrangement, Akur Capital will now serve as Esports Entertainment’s advisor for all M&A activity related to the online gambling sector.Akur Capital is a cross-border M&A advisory business that specialises in both the igaming and sports betting sectors.‘We just signed with Akur and are already evaluating multiple potential M&A opportunities they’ve introduced to us,” Esports Entertainment chief executive Grant Johnson said.“The Akur team has years of igaming and gambling experience and an extensive network of industry contacts,” He explained.“As the first US-based igaming company to list on Nasaq, we’re in a great position to capitalise on these highly fragmented markets and believe Akur will prove to be a valuable partner in our ongoing success.”It comes after Esports Entertainment yesterday (7 July) revealed that it would close its acquisition of online betting and gaming operator Argyll Entertainment by the end of July, after finalising a definitive agreement for the acquisition.This followed an announcement in May that the operator had signed a binding letter of intent to acquire Argyll’s parent company LHE Enterprises. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.Johnson described the agreement as a “major milestone” for the business. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Esports Strategy Video gaming Esports betting operator Esports Entertainment Group has entered into a new partnership with independent capital markets adviser Akur Capital to support its ongoing mergers and acquisitions strategy. Email Address
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It wasn’t a long-term play for me back then, and after the Royal Mail share price rallied to 600p after only a few months, I sold out. Since then, I’ve always had one eye on the share price. It fell after that early rally but managed to bounce back to 631p in May 2018 before a steady decline set in.In that time, I’ve increasingly doubted that Royal Mail can be a successful business in the private sector. It’s a service, almost a public good, that was once provided by the government. In a similar way to national defence and healthcare, private sector companies can struggle to be financially viable in this area.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…But in recent months, the Royal Mail share price has gone from bottoming out around 130p in March and headed higher ever since. With a share price of almost 420p at Monday’s opening, it’s doubled in value over the past year. If I’d bought at the March low, I’d have gained around 220%. Would I buy today though?Reasons for the Royal Mail share price gainsTo better understand these moves, I need to look at the mid-term drivers first. Last summer, the company announced that it was starting a large restructure of the business. The letters market was still falling, but the more lucrative parcels sector was something Royal Mail wanted to shift towards. With the impact of the pandemic, the need to survive meant this restructure was brought forward. As part of the shift, it announced over 2,000 job cuts. That’s expected to be completed by March and to save £130m, with other spending cuts and a continued move towards automation meaning lower costs going forward. The share price was negatively affected in the short term, which is natural. Now that we’re several months down the line, the share price is feeling the benefits from the change of direction.For the half year through to the end of September, revenues were up 4.9%, driven by parcels growth of 33.2%. Despite recording a loss, the outlook for the full year is better, with a revision higher on revenue projections. If realised, the business would break-even, it said. This boosted the share price.Other recent positives include a settlement with workers in December for a 3.7% pay rise. Added to this was the announcement of Simon Thompson just a couple of weeks ago as the new CEO.Where do we go from here?All of the above factors are driving the share price higher in the short term, with good momentum. In fact, I think the outlook is positive for the future, so would consider buying the stock. It seems the management team is finally waking up to the concept that as a publicly listed company, it needs to be more focused on the finances. The shift in strategy (sped up by Covid-19) seems to reflect this wake-up call.Of course, it’s a risky company, one that’s currently loss-making. High volatility can easily see large short-term corrections lower. Such investments aren’t suitable for everyone and if I buy, it’ll be for the long-term, ignoring near-term fluctuations. The Royal Mail share price is up 100% in the past year. 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Submit a Job Listing 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 Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, at the closing worship of General Synod 2016. Photo: Art Babych[Anglican Journal] Archbishop Fred Hiltz, primate of the Anglican Church of Canada, is asking Canadian Anglicans to display humility and love for one another in the wake of the divisive vote on same-sex marriage.Hiltz says he prays that the church not be riven, but that Canadian Anglicans strive for the “unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” mentioned by St. Paul. “More than ever we must make efforts not to turn away from one another but rather to one another, not to ignore but to recognize one another, not to walk apart but together,” the primate says. “We need as a church to work hard at maintaining our communion in Christ, for in his reconciling love is our hope and our life.”In a statement released Thursday, July 14, Hiltz says that in light of Monday’s apparent decision and its reversal Tuesday, he prayed the church would take seriously a plea made by St. Paul in his letter to the Ephesians: “I beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:1-3)Of the results announced Monday, seemingly the rejection of a resolution to allow same-sex marriages, Hiltz says, “The pastoral implication was that LGBTQ2S persons and those who have accompanied them were disappointed and saddened. Many wept. The synod sat in silence.”The primate then relates how a resolution was subsequently passed to make the results public, whereupon it was revealed that one vote did not end up being recorded as falling in the Order of Clergy — a pivotal discovery, since the vote had initially appeared to fail only in that order, and by only a fraction of a percentage point. When he announced the resolution had in fact passed its first reading, the primate says, “The pastoral implication was that a number of members of synod were disappointed and saddened. Many wept. The synod sat in silence.”Hiltz notes that the issue has “deeply divided” the church for a long time, and that the division remains despite the vote. “In the midst of this division, I need to take to heart Paul’s counsel and I encourage our whole church to do the same,” he says. Paul, the primate says, also reminds us that as Christians we are “the Body of Christ, members one of another,” and that, in Hiltz’s words, “we in fact need each other, and need to find ways to make room for one another.”Canadian Anglicans, he says, must now ask themselves, “For what kind of pastoral and prophetic witness can and will we be known?”Hiltz also notes that, while the resolution to change the marriage canon will be before the next General Synod, in 2019, in the meantime it is to be considered by diocesan and provincial synods.The primate also says he commends a resolution passed by General Synod Tuesday morning that reaffirms the 2004 General Synod statement on the integrity and sanctity of same-sex relationships and also calls on the church to “engage fully…at every level” with “This Holy Estate,” the report of the commission on same-sex marriage.“I call the church to seize this opportunity,” the primate says, adding that he will ask the Council of General Synod (CoGS) to look into translating at least its executive summary and frequently asked questions, and consider “what other resources might be helpful” for Canadian Anglicans pondering the issue. He will also, Hiltz says, ask the bishops to consider how the church might encourage members to engage more with the matter, and ask them also to “show strong leadership in their dioceses in hosting events, dialogues, and studies.”Hiltz says he wants to encourage members of the church to engage much more with LGBTQ2S [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Two-Spirited] people. “We have spent a lot of time talking about them. I believe we need to take much more time to talk with them and to learn of their lived experience of covenanted love in relationships that are monogamous and life-long,” Hiltz says. “I know that will require of all of us a good deal of courage and grace.”Hiltz’s statement concludes with a request that Canadian Anglicans pray for one another with Paul’s words to the Ephesians in mind. 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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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis How to Write Successful Fundraising Letters 30 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | News
Macmillan stages second #LondonTakeover collecting day Howard Lake | 7 June 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Yesterday 280 Macmillan Cancer Support staff took to the streets of London with their collection buckets for the Macmillan London Takeover Day.The charity had permission to collect money from various metropolitan areas of London for one day only. So they invited staff from across London to stand on the streets and raise as much as they could. In addition, corporate partners invited their staff to join in with the collections, and Macmillan’s volunteers also boosted numbers.Many of the collectors wore Macmillan’s distinctive green wigs. Advertisement Teams collected at 29 locations across London. Some of them tweeted using the hashtag #LondonTakeover to let people in the area know they were there. A number of the tweets reported positive interactions with donors and the public, some of whom thanked the collectors for the ways in which Macmillan had helped them or a friend or relative.This was the second Macmillan London Takeover Day. Last year the event raised £7,524. 12 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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.
95th anniversary campaign sees Lepra turn to Facebook fundraising AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 135 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: Facebook online fundraising ideas To mark its 95th anniversary, Lepra is inviting people to support it via a new appeal that uses Facebook’s fundraising platform.“Your Present, Their Future” asks supporters, their friends and their families to donate via Facebook in lieu of giving presents to an individual for their particular occasion, be it a birthday, wedding, retirement or other special occasion. Supporters are invited to set up a Facebook fundraiser and share it with their Facebook contacts.Alternatively it suggests starting an online giving page through JustGiving, or asking friends and family to give directly to the charity via Lepra’s website or cheque.Geoff Prescott, Chief Executive at Lepra, said: “Leprosy has devastating effects on the lives of millions of people every single day. We are working hard to put an end to this and reduce these numbers drastically. This is why we are encouraging our supporters to donate their present to the future of these individuals affected. For every £1 donated, 88 pence goes towards supporting our projects. The remaining 12 pence helps us to bring in the next £1 so quite literally, every penny that somebody donates counts and will go towards making a difference.” 134 total views, 2 views today Advertisement Melanie May | 22 February 2019 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.
May 21, 2021 Find out more February 11, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist Sabina Slonkova convicted for protecting her sources. Public media independence under threat in the Czech Republic and Slovenia News News News Czech RepublicEurope – Central Asia Organisation Reporters Without Borders today condemned the decision of the Prague Appeal Court on 6 February upholding a lower court ruling on 28 November that imposed a fine of 700 euros on journalist Sabina Slonkova for “damage to private life”.News website Aktualne.cz in February 2008, days ahead of presidential elections, posted photos taken by a surveillance camera close to the capital’s Savoy Hotel showing a meeting between Jiri Weigl, head of President Vaclav Klaus’s office, and Miloslav Slouf, an influential political and financial lobbyist. “The court ruling is completely baffling. The meeting was held in a public place. A campaign director is by definition a public figure in the run-up to an election. The report posted on the website Aktualne.cz is therefore of public interest. Sabina Slonkova only did her job and made legitimate use of her right to inform the public,” the worldwide press freedom organization said.“Convicting Sabina Slonkova does nothing to guarantee the protection of private life. The authorities were above all looking for the journalist’s sources. But the protection of sources, cornerstone of freedom of the press, is guaranteed under the constitution”, the organisation added.The appeal court decision comes just days after a second vote in the national assembly on a law amending the criminal code and procedures that bans the publication of phone-tapping carried out by the police and publication of all information relating to the practice. Offenders face prison sentences of one to five years and fines of up to five million koruna (about 180,000 euros).“The appeal court decision to convict Sabina Slonkova is a perfect illustration of the risks that will be run by journalists from now on after the wire-tapping vote in the Assembly. If journalists are already being fined 700 euros for publishing photos taken in public places, one hardly dares imagine the fines for publishing ‘more sensitive’ information”, said Jean-François Julliard, secretary general of Reporters Without Borders. “We urge President Vaclav Klaus to veto the new law on publication of wire-tapping and not to endorse a law which will considerably obstruct the work of the investigative press”, he added.Slonkova has done many investigations into the criminal underworld and organised crime and regularly comes under pressure because of it. Police in 2002 uncovered a plot to kill her that led to the conviction of five people, including a former high official in the ministry of foreign affairs. Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF and 60 other organisations call for an EU anti-SLAPP directive Help by sharing this information Czech RepublicEurope – Central Asia News Receive email alerts Follow the news on Czech Republic RSF_en December 2, 2020 Find out more to go further