PPR beats forecasts as Gucci and Yves Saint Lauren shine

first_imgThursday 17 February 2011 8:24 pm FRENCH luxury and retail group PPR posted a forecast-beating current operating profit for 2010, boosted by a recovery in the luxury market and solid growth at its Puma sportswear brand.The owner of fashion brands Balenciaga and Gucci and retailer Fnac posted a full-year current operating profit of €1.53bn (£1.28bn) – above expectations of €1.487bn based on an analysts’ poll.It proposed a dividend of €3.5 a share, marking a 6.1 per cent increase against the previous year.PPR did not give a precise target for 2011 aside from improving sales and profits against the previous year.In the fourth quarter alone, the group’s luxury division Gucci Group enjoyed the strongest growth with a 14.4 per cent rise in comparable sales, driven mainly by smaller brands than Gucci such as Bottega Veneta, Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga.Gucci Group’s fourth-quarter performance compared with growth of 16.7 per cent in the third quarter.“The slowdown in the fourth quarter is smaller than expected in the luxury division,” said Natixis analyst Boris Bourdet. “Overall, [PPR’s results are] are better than expected.” PPR’s Puma also saw sales rises 10.6 per cent in 2010, with a net profit jump of 154 per cent. KCS-content Share PPR beats forecasts as Gucci and Yves Saint Lauren shine More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comcenter_img Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp 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 AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Better Collective raises SEK1.50bn to keep further M&A options open

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter “We’re very excited about the transaction and the market’s receptiveness of the acquisition of Action Network, which underpins our strategy to capitalise on the unprecedented market opportunity in the US within sports betting affiliation,” Søgaard said. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Affiliates Affiliate media group Better Collective has closed a directed share issue worth SEK1.50bn (£127.9m/€147.9m/$180.3m), which the affiliate said would provide the flexibility to help it continue to pursue acquisitions. “I am pleased to see the high level of support of our company from both existing as well as new shareholders,” Better Collective co-founder and chief executive Jesper Søgaard said.  Better Collective issued a total of 6,880,734 shares at a price of SEK218 each, saying that the offering was “significantly oversubscribed” due to high demand from institutional and other professional investors. Søgaard also said that interest in the issue demonstrated a positive response to its recent agreement to acquire US sports media business the Action Network for $240.0m, in the largest deal of its kind in the affiliate’s history. 27th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Tags: Better Collective Sharescenter_img Affiliates The issue will see the total number of outstanding shares and votes in the business increase from 46,984,072 to 53,864,806, while its share capital will also rise from €469,841. to €538,648.06. The affiliate’s board added that Better Collective “will be well positioned to continue to execute on its growth-oriented strategy – including through additional acquisitions beyond Action” because of the flexibility provided by the share issue. Better Collective this month also reported a 77% increase in revenue for its first quarter as revenue from paid media skyrocketed following the acquisition of Atemi. Revenue came to €38.8m, an increase of 85.6% compared to the first quarter of 2021. Better Collective said investors who subscribed for the shares should receive their shares by 31 May. Better Collective raises SEK1.50bn to keep further M&A options open “With the proceeds from this transaction, we maintain a flexible capital structure in order to be able to act on future strategic opportunities.” Email Addresslast_img read more

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Who is CJ Stander: Ten things you should know about the Ireland No 8

first_img Who is CJ Stander: Ten things you should know about the Ireland No 8Ireland back-row CJ Stander has become an integral part of the national squad since making his debut in 2016. There’s a lot more to find out about the Munster No 8 too…Ten things you should know about CJ Stander1. Christiaan Johan Stander was born on 5 April 1990 in George, South Africa. He plays for Ireland after qualifying on the three-year residency rule in November 2015.2. Stander was a champion discuss thrower in his teenage years where he lived, in South Africa’s Western Cape.3. He stands at 6ft 1in (185cm) tall and weighs 18st (114kg).4. He represented South Africa in the U20 Rugby World Cup in 2009 and 2010, finishing third in the tournament in both years.5. Stander wasn’t considered big enough to play for the Springboks unless he converted to hooker. Stander said of the situation: “I was told I was too small (to play loose forward) and that I should move to hooker as that was the only position where I would play international rugby.“I said to myself, ‘I’m not going to do this’. I just made the decision easy and said, ‘Well boys, I’ll pack up my stuff and leave’.”6. Stander moved to Munster in 2012 and made his 150th appearance for the province against Leinster in January 2021. Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition to get magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Facts and figures about the South Africa-born Munster back-rowercenter_img 7. Stander’s wife is Jean-Marie Neethling, the sister of Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Ryk Neethling, and the couple have a daughter called Everli, who was born in 2019.Stander’s brother, Janneman, is also a rugby union player for South African team SWD Eagles.8. He made his Ireland debut against Wales in the 2016 Six Nations. At the end of that 2015-16 season, he won the Rugby Players Ireland Players’ Player of the Year and Supporters’ Player of the Year awards.9. Stander was named Limerick’s inaugural Honorary International Ambassador in 2017 by Mayor Kieran O’Hanlon.10. Stander was part of the 2017 British & Irish Lions squad for their tour of New Zealand. He played in seven games during the tour, including an appearance off the bench in the decisive third Test against the All Blacks. That match ended in a 15-15 draw, meaning the series was also drawn. CJ Stander qualified for Ireland on residency (Getty Images) last_img read more

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Fight for Sight’s Radio 4 appeal raises £35,000 in five weeks

first_imgFight for Sight’s Radio 4 appeal raises £35,000 in five weeks AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  22 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Howard Lake | 21 October 2003 | News Tagged with: Individual giving Recruitment / people Research / statistics Fight for Sight has raised £35,000 with a radio appeal launched by Baroness Betty Boothroyd, PC, President of the charity which funds research into the prevention of blindness and treatment of eye disease.Baroness Betty Boothroyd, PC, President of Fight for Sight, launched the appeal with a broadcast on 7 September 2003. The broadcast, which was aired three times on Radio 4, described the plight of Michael, who has macular degeneration, and how Fight for Sight funds research to help people like him. Over a thousand listeners were inspired by the broadcast to donate money to Fight for Sight. 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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Precautions Urged as Heat Wave Expected Throughout the Week

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Public Safety Precautions Urged as Heat Wave Expected Throughout the Week Published on Monday, July 22, 2019 | 3:26 pm Subscribe Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * More Cool Stuff EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Top of the News center_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News 4 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Business News HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Biggest Signs You Want To Be With Your Girlfriend ForeverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena officials today reminded residents to take precautions to deal with the hot weather and to check for updates frequently. Although there are currently no Red Flag conditions in Pasadena, weather, Red Flag and fire conditions can change rapidly with high temperatures.Area vegetation and brush remains extremely dry. Pasadena Fire Department officials urge extra care when using landscaping equipment, as sparks from such equipment or vehicles can ignite brush fires. Remember to discard cigars, cigarettes and other smoking devices properly; use extra caution with barbecues-always have someone watching both the barbecue and the swimming pool when in use.Pasadena residents and businesses with any power emergencies should call Pasadena Water and Power at (626) 744-4673. For water-related emergencies, call (626) 744-4138.Residents can sign up for PWP’s Outage Management System to get up-to-date alerts on your phone and by email regarding any power outages by visiting https://ww5.cityofpasadena.net/water-and-power/outage-map/.Pasadena public health and safety officials also offer the following reminders and precautions during hot weather:* If possible, stay indoors in an air-conditioned environment, especially the young and the elderly. If your home or apartment is not air-conditioned, consider going to an enclosed shopping mall, a public library or a designated cooling center.* Remember to check on your neighbors, family and friends-especially the elderly-to make sure they are OK. Take them extra water or a cool beverage.* Never leave anyone unattended in closed vehicles, including pets! For more pet care tips, visit www.pasadenahumane.org. If you do leave pets unattended in your vehicle, it is now lawful for persons to forcibly open your car to rescue them!* Make sure your pets have easy access to water and a cool place to stay.* Keep air conditioners set to 78 degrees.* Close blinds and drapes to block out direct heat.* Use energy-efficient fans in conjunction with your air conditioner or as an alternative. Use major appliances in the early morning or after 9 p.m., when energy demand is lower.* Turn off lights, air conditioners, computers, TVs and other electronics when not in use.* Set refrigerator to 37 degrees, clean coils regularly and unplug unused secondary fridges.* Air quality can easily degrade during hot weather. If you have heart disease, asthma or other lung diseases, minimize outdoor activity to reduce heat-related illness.* Symptoms of dehydration and heat cramps include dizziness, fatigue, faintness, headaches, muscle cramps and increased thirst.* Wear light and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.* Drink water often. Do not wait until you are thirsty.* Avoid/reduce unnecessary exertion or vigorous exercise, whether outside or in a non-air- conditioned building, especially during peak heat hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.* Seek shady spots; wear a hat, preferably with a wide brim, and use plenty of sunscreenPasadena Public Swimming PoolsPasadena-area public swimming pools operated by the City opened June 10 for the summer season. Open/recreation swim fees are $1 for children, teens and seniors; and $2.50 for adults 18 and over. All minors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Please call (626) 744-7330 for more information.* Blair High School, 1201 S. Marengo Ave.* Pasadena High School, 2925 E. Sierra Madre Blvd.* Robinson Park Recreation Center, 1081 N. Fair Oaks Ave.* Villa-Parke Community Center, 363 E. Villa St.Additionally, the splash pad at La Pintoresca Park is also open to the public free of charge.Pasadena Public LibraryWhile not official Cooling Centers, Pasadena libraries offer an enjoyable, air-conditioned respite from the heat and are, of course, a great place to catch up on your reading! Pasadena Public Library locations are listed below. Click on each location for hours of operation. The public library and all other facilities listed below are subject to change, so please call first if you want to go there.* Central Library, 285 E. Walnut Street, (626) 744-4066* Allendale Branch, 1130 S. Marengo Ave., (626) 744-7260* Hastings Branch, 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd. (626) 744-7262* Hill Avenue Branch, 55 S. Hill Ave., (626) 744-7264* La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Ave., (626) 744-7268* Lamanda Park Branch, 140 S. Altadena Dr., (626) 744-7266* Linda Vista Branch, 1281 Bryant St., (626) 744-7278* San Rafael Branch, 1240 Nithsdale Road, (626) 744-7270* Santa Catalina Branch, 999 E. Washington Blvd., (626) 744* Villa Parke Branch, 363 E. Villa St., (626) 744-6510Ice SkatingA trip to the Pasadena Ice Skating Center, 300 E. Green St., is also a good way to beat the heat. Call (626) 578-0800,visit www.skatepasadena.com, or email to [email protected] officials also urge all residents to sign up today for emergency alerts and other information from the City by joining the City’s Pasadena Local Emergency Alert System, or PLEAS. PLEAS uses both text and voice messages to keep residents and community members in Pasadena informed in case of citywide or major emergencies. Register now at http://bit.ly/emergency-alert.last_img read more

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PSNI appeal for information following Omagh assault

first_img WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Police in Omagh are appealing for witnesses following an assault in the Kevlin Avenue area on the evening of Saturday March 3rd.The assault occurred at approximately 8:20 pm, when an 18 year old man was assaulted by two men and received injuries to his eyes, neck and lower waist.He was later treated in hospital and the injuries are not believed to be life threatening.One of the males involved in the attack is described as being in his 20’s, having black hair with blonde tips and wearing a red coat with jeans. The other is described as also being in his 20’s, with brown hair and wearing a grey top, blue shirt with blue jeans.PSNI are appealing for anyone with information to contact Police at Omagh station on 101 quoting CCS1364 3/3/18. Twitter Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – March 11, 2018 Pinterest Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th PSNI appeal for information following Omagh assault RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleUU Coleraine win Lagan CupNext articleMan arrested following attempted hijacking News Highland Google+ Facebook Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Time to go red: Heart Board t-shirts on sale now

first_img By Jaine Treadwell Print Article Book Nook to reopen Latest Stories Email the author The 2017 Pike County Heart Walk will be at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Troy Recreation Center. Everyone is encouraged to make plans to attend. By The Penny Hoarder Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 3:00 am Saturday, January 14, 2017 This year’s “Go Red” T-shirts are actually white to accommodate the 2017 logo, Toney said. “The T-shirts can be worn throughout the year as a reminded of the continuing efforts to end heart disease and stroke,” Toney said. The 2017 “Go Red” T-shirts come in short and long sleeves. Depending on the size, the short sleeve T’s are $10 and $11 and the long sleeve shirts are $15 and $16. The shirts also come in children’s sizes and are $8. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel To order 2017 “Go Red for Women” T-shirts call, 566-7270 and speak to Annette, Brenda or Vanessa. The last day to order the T-shirts is January 20.Toney said the Go Red T-shirts will be available for pickup at the Pike County Courthouse Room 25 about three days after the order is placed. There are some shirts available now at the courthouse. Time to go red: Heart Board t-shirts on sale now The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content T-shirts recognizing the National Go Red for Women awareness campaign are now on sale by the Pike County Heart Board.Annette Toney, “Go Red’ chair, said National Go Red for Women Day will be Friday, February 3. Men, women and children are encouraged to participate in the American Heart Association’s national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women.“National Go Red for Women Day is held on the first Friday in February every year to raise awareness about heart disease being the No. 1 killer of women,” Toney said. “The people of Pike County have been strong supporters of the awareness campaign by purchasing ‘Go Red’ T-shirts or simply wearing red on ‘Go Red’ day.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day You Might Like Locals talk Sessions Alabama senator Jeff Sessions underwent two days of questioning by opponent and friends this week during his confirmation hearing for… read more Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebrationlast_img read more

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Mom, 38, went missing from NC home; police not ruling out foul play

first_imgNash County Sheriff(NASHVILLE, N.C.) — A Nashville, North Carolina, woman went missing from her home over the weekend and investigators have not ruled out the possibility of foul play, authorities said. Diana Alejandra Keel was reported missing by her daughter on Saturday, Nash County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Brandon Medina told ABC News Tuesday. The 38-year-old woman was last seen by her husband, Lynn Keel, on Friday, and her car is parked at their home, according to the Nash County Sheriff’s Office. Medina would not say if Keel’s wallet or phone were left at the house. According to Diana Keel’s employer, she had not reported to work in the last few days, the sheriff’s office said. She works as an emergency room nurse, according to her Facebook page. Authorities are suspicious because “she was a professional” and “stayed in contact with family,” reported ABC Raleigh station WTVD-TV. Diana Keel’s family, husband and co-workers have been interviewed, Medina said. The missing wife and mother is described as a Hispanic woman with brown hair and hazel eyes. She’s 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 150 pounds, according to the sheriff’s office. Medina urges the public to be on the lookout for Diana Keel. Anyone with information is asked to call the Nash County Sheriff’s Office at 252-459-4121 or Twin County Crime Stoppers at 252-977-1111. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Extremophiles in an Antarctic Marine Ecosystem

first_imgRecent attempts to explore marine microbial diversity and the global marine microbiome have indicated a large proportion of previously unknown diversity. However, sequencing alone does not tell the whole story, as it relies heavily upon information that is already contained within sequence databases. In addition, microorganisms have been shown to present small-to-large scale biogeographical patterns worldwide, potentially making regional combinations of selection pressures unique. Here, we focus on the extremophile community in the boundary region located between the Polar Front and the Southern Antarctic Circumpolar Current in the Southern Ocean, to explore the potential of metagenomic approaches as a tool for bioprospecting in the search for novel functional activity based on targeted sampling efforts. We assessed the microbial composition and diversity from a region north of the current limit for winter sea ice, north of the Southern Antarctic Circumpolar Front (SACCF) but south of the Polar Front. Although, most of the more frequently encountered sequences were derived from common marine microorganisms, within these dominant groups, we found a proportion of genes related to secondary metabolism of potential interest in bioprospecting. Extremophiles were rare by comparison but belonged to a range of genera. Hence, they represented interesting targets from which to identify rare or novel functions. Ultimately, future shifts in environmental conditions favoring more cosmopolitan groups could have an unpredictable effect on microbial diversity and function in the Southern Ocean, perhaps excluding the rarer extremophiles.last_img read more

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