Gymboree hires Goldman Sachs to consider float

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RBS to quit its 199 Bishopsgate office by end of the year

first_img whatsapp RBS to quit its 199 Bishopsgate office by end of the year by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times KCS-content Share Sunday 10 October 2010 11:53 pmcenter_img ROYAL Bank of Scotland will vacate its Bishopsgate office, while a second lease on its Regent’s House building hangs in the balance.The bank is scaling back its property portfolio as it prepares to shed thousands of jobs. It is understood RBS will leave 199 Bishopsgate before the end of the year. It will keep its remaining offices at 135, 250 and 280 Bishopsgate. The 1,300 staff who work at the property will be relocated to the bank’s other offices.It is not clear when the bank will leave Regent’s House, with sources claiming it could take years to finalise a deal to quit the property.RBS last night insisted a final decision has yet to be made. It said: “We are constantly reviewing our property portfolio to ensure we manage it as efficiently as possible.”It is understood relatively few staff work in the Regent’s House office.The move from the Bishopsgate office will signal a break with the most turbulent period in the bank’s history. It took control of the building after its disastrous acquisition of Dutch lender ABN Amro. Read This Next’Kevin Can F**k Himself’: Here’s Why Only Allison and Patty Are SeenThe Wrap20 Stars Who’ve Posted Nude Selfies, From Lizzo to John Legend (Photos)The Wrap’Batwoman’: Wallis Day on Circe’s ‘Deranged’ Warpath and the Key to SavingThe Wrap’Godzilla vs Kong’ Reaches $100 Million in US After Grossing $250,000 inThe WrapJoin a Conversation on ‘Cancel Culture in Comedy’ with Maz Jobrani, SkyeThe WrapAnya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Fiennes Join Searchlight’s Dark Comedy ‘The Menu’The WrapAfter ‘Black Widow,’ Kevin Feige Leaves Open the Possibility of OtherThe Wrap’Pose’ Creator Steven Canals on Life After His Groundbreaking Show: ‘I’mThe Wrap’The Boys’ Star Aya Cash Took Inspiration From YouTube, TikTok and SteveThe Wrap whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Kindred’s Unibet scores betting partnership with NBA

first_img25th November 2019 | By contenteditor Kindred’s Unibet scores betting partnership with NBA Marketing & affiliates AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Tags: Online Gambling Regions: US Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address Kindred Group has agreed a deal for its Unibet brand to become an authorised sports betting operator of North America’s National Basketball Association (NBA).Unibet will gain access to official NBA betting data and league marks across its online and mobile platforms in the US throughout the league’s current season.In addition, Unibet will work with the NBA on a number of initiatives focused on protecting the integrity of NBA games.“We are very proud to team with the NBA; this will add further customer value to an already first-class betting experience thanks to official NBA betting data and league marks across our mobile and retail platforms,” senior vice president for Kindred US, Manuel Stan, said.“Kindred shares the NBA’s view on a legal and sustainable sports betting market, which makes this partnership a perfect match.”Read the full story on iGB North America. Kindred Group has agreed a deal for its Unibet brand to become an authorised sports betting operator of North America’s National Basketball Association (NBA).last_img read more

PA sets new sports and igaming revenue records in November

first_imgTotal gambling revenue in November amounted to $283.3m (£209.3m/€231.1m), down 2.7% from $292.1m in November 2019 and also 11.5% lower than the $320.2m posted in October this year, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) figures. Topics: Finance Results 2020 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance Pennsylvania broke its sports betting and online gambling revenue records in November, though declining land-based revenue led to a year-on-year drop in the state’s monthly total. The decline came despite another strong performance from the sports betting vertical, with revenue after promotional credits reaching a record $37.4m,  up 153.7% and surpassing the previous record of $36.8m set in October this year. Tags: Revenue Handle Online sports betting accounted for $31.2m of this total, compared to $6.2m from retail wagering. PA sets new sports and igaming revenue records in November Read the full story on iGB North America. Players spent a total of $491.9m on sports betting in November, an increase of 55.4% on last year, but short of the record ($525.8m) set in October 2020. Regions: Pennsylvania 18th December 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Darwin and District ODD 2020: Round 11 Southern Districts vs Tracy Village date, time,…

first_img Previous articleWWE Smackdown Preview and confirmed matches for August 15, 2020 episodeNext articleCricket: MCA celebrates the golden jubilee of Gavaskar’s Test debut against West Indies Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Football ATP Tour Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter 29 Aug 20 11:00AMNightcliff  v  BYE Darwin and District ODI Schedule 15 Aug 20 11:00AMSouthern Districts  v  Tracy VillageFred’s Pass Football Sport News PUBG Mobile – Krafton IPO: PUBG Mobile promoters Krafton ready to break all records, aims 5 billion IPO Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore 15 Aug 20 11:00AMDarwin  v  BYE SportSport News 22 Aug 20 11:00AMPalmerston  v  NightcliffCazalys Oval Facebook Twitter ATP Tour Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beats Belinda Bencic to clinch title 5 Sep 20 12:30PMWaratah  v  BYE 15 Aug 20 11:00AMPINT  v  PalmerstonDXC Arena (MCG) Oval 1 PSL 2021 Playoffs Live: How to watch PSL 2021 Playoffs LIVE streaming in your country, India Round 14 5 Sep 20 11:00AMNightcliff  v  PINTNightcliff Oval 12 Sep 20 11:00AMTBDvTBD 5 Sep 20 11:00AMTracy Village  v  DarwinTracy Village Oval Tracy Village Cricket Club KG Scrimegour, M Shanthakumar, J Mckay, T Balwill, C Edmondstone, A Edmondstone, LK Dumigan, R Pillai, W Akram, W Ryan, S Arthur.   19 Sep 20 11:00AMTBDvTBDDXC Arena (MCG) Oval 1 Past Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. 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Darwin and District ODD Is all set to start on 15 Aug 2020. Darwin and District ODD 2020  LIVE Match DetailsMatch:  Southern Districts vs Tracy VillageDate: 15 August 2020Time: 7:00 AM ISTDarwin and District ODD 2020 : Southern Districts vs Tracy Village Playing XI  Southern Districts:Matthew Hammond, Nathan Hangan, Dean Fry, Kierran Voelkl, Christopher McEvoy, Jackson Isakka, Ryan Clark, Timothy Kennion, Michael Ninneman, Dylan Mullen, Lachlan MarkeyTracy Village CCKG Scrimegour, M Shanthakumar, J Mckay, T Balwill, C Edmondstone, A Edmondstone, LK Dumigan, R Pillai, W Akram, W Ryan, S Arthur. Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win titlelast_img read more

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc 2003 Annual Report

first_imgCopperbelt Energy Corporation Plc ( listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (  2003 annual report.Company ProfileThe Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC), a member of the SAPP and listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is a Zambian incorporated power transmission, generation, distribution and supply company and a major developer of energy infrastructure in Africa, respected for its skills in designing and operating transmission systems. CEC owns, operates and maintains power transmission, generation and distribution assets servicing customers in Zambia and the DRC, and is one of the largest international power traders in the region.last_img read more

Promotion and Development Ltd ( HY2015 Interim Report

first_imgPromotion and Development Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the half year.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (  2015 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

National Cathedral hosts forum on COVID-19 with Fauci, other top…

first_img Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA By Adelle M. BanksPosted Nov 17, 2020 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA 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 Rector Bath, NC Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Rector Pittsburgh, PA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Shreveport, LA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Submit a Press Release Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET COVID-19 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Hopkinsville, KY AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Belleville, IL Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 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 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Rector Smithfield, NC Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Albany, NY Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Dr. Fauci speaks with a group of people at the Ignatius Forum at the Washington National Cathedral on Nov. 12. Photo: Danielle E. Thomas/Washington National Cathedral[Religion News Service] Beneath the neo-Gothic arches of Washington National Cathedral, Dr. Anthony Fauci mulled over the question everyone is asking: Should families gather for Thanksgiving during the coronavirus pandemic?“I think every family unit needs to do a risk assessment,” said the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at a Nov. 12 forum.He said families should consider factors such as the age, underlying conditions, travel, testing and quarantining of people who wish to dine together on the holiday.“You may want to make a decision that you’re just going to forestall it — now whenever I say that I’m the grinch that stole Thanksgiving,” he said. “I’m not saying that. I’m saying everyone needs to seriously think about the risk-benefit” ratio.“You might say,” the infectious disease expert added, “I had a wonderful Thanksgiving last year. I’m looking forward to a wonderful Thanksgiving next year. But maybe right now is not the time to have 25 people in a house when you take your mask off as you’re eating.”The advice, from the man President Trump has threatened with firing and Joe Biden said he would hire if elected, came as the country has reached record numbers of daily confirmed COVID-19 cases. Fauci said he’s focused on public health and science — including the current promise of a vaccine — not politics.“When you hear those things in the newspapers, many people think I get shook back and forth by that,” said Fauci to his moderator, Adi Ignatius, editor in chief of Harvard Business Review. “To be honest with you, I don’t.”Fauci was followed by National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and Dr. Luciana Borio, a member of Biden’s new coronavirus task force. The Ignatius Forum is an annual event at the cathedral that seeks expert opinions on pressing issues. Amy L. Ignatius, a New Hampshire Superior Court judge, moderated the discussion with Collins and Borio at the forum honoring her parents, cathedral benefactors.The forum was attended virtually by more than 7,000 registrants and by about 10 staffers and Ignatius family members who were at the cathedral in person, said Kevin Eckstrom, the National Cathedral’s chief communications officer.One question posed to Collins during the event was whether outcomes may be better for COVID-19 patients for whom faith is important in their lives. The NIH director said that would be a good research subject to pursue.“In other circumstances, yeah, there is evidence that people who have a spiritual part of their daily life seem to have more resilience when it comes to health issues and other things,” he said. “It’s not a huge effect, but it’s certainly in there.”Collins, who created BioLogos, an organization that fosters dialogue about Christianity and science, pointed to National Cathedral Dean Randy Hollerith’s earlier reference to Psalm 46 — which says, “God is our refuge and strength” — as a passage he personally considers to be a “great source of comfort.”Collins also noted that he and his colleagues have been barraged with questions as people wonder what to do about holiday gatherings.“I’m not going to have Thanksgiving with my family this year because of people in the family who are at risk, and I’m going to miss that — first time in 27 years there has not been a gathering of 30 or so people around the table,” said Collins. “When you put all the evidence together, we can get by this year without that.”He added: “We’re going to get through a serious worldwide crisis, and it will have an end.” Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Curate Diocese of Nebraska Cathedral Dean Boise, ID In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing 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 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET National Cathedral hosts forum on COVID-19 with Fauci, other top health officials Rector Martinsville, VAlast_img read more

5 Tips for Shopping at Home Depot

first_img Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Donna’s DealsSpringtime is often the perfect time to work on those home projects. But it can be costly to complete those projects. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Here are five tips we found over at Synapse Construction on how to save money the next time you head out to Home Depot.1.PRICE MATCH PLUS A LITTLE MOREA lot of stores offer a price match deal, a deal where if a competitor offers a cheaper price they’ll match it, but Home Depot takes that a step further. For all in-store purchases at Home Depot, if you have a record of a competitor offering a cheaper price they’ll give you that price minus an additional ten percent.2.TAKE ADVANTAGE OF REBATESMany people lose out on rebates but you don’t have to be one of them! Keeping an eye out for the wide array of products Home Depot offers that come with a rebate is a great way to save in the long run. Their website has a handy rebate finder where you can peruse their products and choose those that come with the best rebates.3.IF YOU DON’T NEED A TOOL ALL THE TIME, CONSIDER RENTINGThere are many must-have tools for your home, however, there are certain solutions you probably won’t need very often. Home Depot offers everything from drills, to sanders, to bolt cutters and more for rent, rather than for purchase. You can check the availability of various tools in your area and reserve equipment at your local Home Depot.4.LOOK FOR HOLIDAY DEALSBlack Friday deals are highly sought after, but you don’t have to fight through crazy crowds for every deal Home Depot has to offer. They have a variety of holiday weekend sales including Father’s Day and Memorial Day, as well as a number of longer term holiday promotions.5.CHECK THE SAVINGS CENTER BEFORE YOU GOHome Depot has an entire Savings Center online devoted to giving you the best deals. For the occasional shopper who is looking for a choice item or those of you frequent patrons out there who would make good use of savings alerts on your phone, it’s worth taking a quick look through the current deals and specials when making your purchase.The Home Depot in Apopka is located at 1670 West Orange Blossom Trail.center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSDonna’s Deals Previous articleGood morning Apopka…enjoy the sunrise on the seashoreNext articleTrader Joe’s recalls ice cream Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

India: Wave of attacks on journalists by party activists in West Bengal

first_img IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityViolence May 2, 2018 – Updated on August 23, 2019 India: Wave of attacks on journalists by party activists in West Bengal Around ten journalists were attacked by party activists while covering the nomination process on 23 April, the last day for filing nominations. Many others were attacked early in the month by supporters of Trinamool Congress (TMC), West Bengal’s ruling party, and by supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist BJP, India’s ruling party.West Bengal’s journalists have protested about the dozens of attacks to which they were subjected in various parts of the state during the nomination process, which have gone unpunished.“It is unacceptable that journalists are the targets of violence and intimidation by political activists,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “Party leaders have an overriding duty to contain violence by their supporters against journalists, whose work is essential for a democracy to function properly. IndiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists ImpunityViolence Organisation India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media RSF_en June 10, 2021 Find out more “Those responsible for these attacks must be punished and, in the run-up to the panchayat elections, we urge West Bengal’s authorities to guarantee the safety of reporters so that they are able to do their work without been obstructed by clashes between political factions.”ImpunitySeven of the reporters and photographers attacked in various parts of West Bengal on 23 April worked for the newspaper Anandabazar Patrika. Suspected TMC activists clubbed reporter Sebabrata Mukherjee in the town of Murshidabad, injuring his ear. The photographers Gautam Pramanik, Safiullah Islam and Kaushik Saha were also beaten up in Murshidabad.The photographer Sabyasachi Islam was beaten up in Ramphurhat. Suspected BJP supporters chased and attacked Suchandra Dey, the newspaper’s correspondent in Katwa. As police looked on without intervening, a group of men grabbed reporter Aryabhatta Khan in Kolkata, the state capital, and dragged him away to a nearby slum neighbourhood where they beat him and took his phone.Pragya Saha, a woman reporter for the Aakash Bangla TV channel, was also held for more than an hour by activists. Many complaints were filed about these attacks but no arrest was made, fuelling a climate of generalized impunity.Two weeks before that, on 9 April, Biplab Mondal, a freelance reporter on assignment for the Times of India newspaper, was attacked by TMC members in Kolkata after he refused to delete the photos he had taken outside a building where nominations were being filed. He said they threatened him, beat him and stripped him of his clothes.While taking photos with his phone in the same location on 9 April, Manas Chattopadhyay, a reporter for the ETV Bharat television channel, was surrounded by party activists who took his phone from him by force and beat him over the head. The police then told him to leave.India is ranked 138th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Follow the news on India Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the many physical attacks on journalists covering last month’s process of filing candidate nominations for panchayat (village council) elections in the state of West Bengal, in eastern India, and calls on the authorities to ensure that journalists are protected during the coming elections. to go further March 3, 2021 Find out more Reporters and photographers demonstrate in Kolkata on 11 April in protest against a wave of physical attacks on journalists in West Bengal (photo: Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP). News RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 News News News April 27, 2021 Find out more In rural India, journalists face choice between covering pandemic and survivallast_img read more