Commodities drive surge in food inflation

first_img KCS-content Tuesday 7 September 2010 11:08 pm whatsapp Commodities drive surge in food inflation Share Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof whatsapp Show Comments ▼ FOOD price inflation surged to its highest level in more than a year as rising commodity prices fed through into the supermarkets, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) will say today.The BRC’s monthly shop price index shows that annual food inflation increased to 3.8 per cent in August from 2.5 per cent in July, the highest level since July 2009. In contrast, non-food inflation slowed to 0.5 per cent on a year earlier. Stephen Robertson, director general of the BRC, said: “Past rises in the cost of global commodities, such as wheat and sugar, are filtering through to food prices. In response, retailers are offering more deals with milk and bread particularly competitive battlegrounds.”However, he added that food price inflation is nowhere near the return of the double-digit food inflation of two years ago.Although non-food inflation eased in August, the BRC anticipates a pick up in prices in the coming months. “Over the coming months, we expect non-food inflation to experience weak downward pressures, but remain relatively stable, as competition among retailers intensifies in the run-up to Christmas,” the BRC said. It added: “With the new 20 per cent VAT rate coming into effect in January, non-food inflation is likely to rise sharply in the first quarter of 2011.” Nonetheless, with a third of groceries already on promotion and consumer demand likely to remain lacklustre, the BRC expects retailers to continue to use discounts and promotions to drive sales in the coming months, keeping shop price inflation low. Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Oman port road blocked as protests spread

first_img whatsapp Oman port road blocked as protests spread Tags: NULL Monday 28 February 2011 2:58 pm Demonstrators have blocked roads to a main port in northern Oman and looted a nearby supermarket as protests demanding more jobs and political reform spread to the sultanate’s capital.A doctor said six people had been killed in clashes between stone-throwing protesters and police on Sunday in the northern industrial town of Sohar. Oman’s health minister said one person had been killed and 20 wounded.Hundreds of protesters blocked access to an industrial area that includes the port, a refinery and aluminium factory. A port spokeswoman said exports of refined oil products of about 160,000 barrels per day (bpd) from the port were unaffected.“We want to see the benefit of our oil wealth distributed evenly,” one protester yelled over a loudhailer near the port. “We want to see a scale-down of expatriates in Oman so more jobs can be created for Omanis.”Peaceful protests spread to other cities, with hundreds gathering outside a state complex in the capital Muscat and elsewhere.The unrest in Sohar, Oman’s main industrial centre, was a rare outbreak of discontent in the normally sleepy sultanate ruled by Sultan Qaboos bin Said for four decades, and follows a wave of pro-democracy protests across the Arab world.The sultan, trying to calm tensions, on Sunday promised 50,000 jobs, unemployment benefits of $390 (£242) a month and to study widening the power of a quasi-parliamentary advisory council.While hundreds of demonstrators blocked roads near the port, hundreds more were at the main Globe Roundabout, angry after police opened fire on Sunday at protesters.Police fired tear gas as around 200 protesters near a police building, which demonstrators had set fire to a day earlier.Graffiti scrawled on a statue said: “The people are hungry”. Another message read: “No to oppression of the people”. More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 alison.lock Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

Marathonbet to boost profile with Sevilla sponsorship

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Marathonbet to boost profile with Sevilla sponsorship 25th June 2019 | By contenteditor Marathonbet has expanded its significant presence in football by signing up as the new main sponsor of Spanish LaLiga club Sevilla. Regions: Europe Southern Europe Spaincenter_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Marathonbet has expanded its significant presence in football by signing up as the new main sponsor of Spanish LaLiga club Sevilla.The deal will cover two seasons, from 2019-20 to 2020-21, with the operator’s chief executive, Natalia Zavodnik, underlining how the investment will provide a platform for future growth in the Spanish market.Earlier this month, Spain’s igaming regulator, La Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego, said that online gambling revenue in the country had increased by 20.1% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2019.Under the deal with Sevilla, which finished sixth in LaLiga last season, Marathonbet’s logo will feature on the team’s playing shirts, as well as in the stands and interview areas at the Sánchez-Pizjuán stadium.The operator will provide fans of the club with exclusive content, offers and experiences.Marathonbet has an extensive track record of commercial partnerships in football.A year ago, the operator signalled its “intention as a global brand” by becoming Premier League champion Manchester City’s first-ever global betting partner.Girona, which was relegated from LaLiga at the end of last season, is another partner of Marathonbet, while the operator also has deals with Ukrainian team Karpaty, as well as CD Municipal and Universitario de Deportes in Peru, Everton de Viña del Mar in Chile, and Liga Deportiva Universitaria in Ecuador.Sevilla president José Castro said that Marathonbet would play a crucial role in the internationalisation of the club’s brand.“It is essential for us to associate our brand with large international companies such as Marathonbet…not only from a financial point of view, but above all for the prestige.”The team was previously sponsored by social gaming giant Playtika. Topics: Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Marketing & affiliateslast_img read more

Looking ahead to the 2020s

first_img Topics: Tech & innovation Platform Tony Evans has spent ten years at Playtech, joining as an Account Manager and progressing rapidly to become Vice President of Product Strategy in 2015. His current role includes full strategic responsibility for product innovation and research, in-house and external training and consultancy services. His previous experience includes roles with Ladbrokes, Rank Interactive, IGT and BetVictor.Here he looks at how the relationship between gambling and society in the UK is being redefined and how the online offering is changing to reflect thisWhile the gambling industry has long been a focus of social and community activities, this link has been challenged in recent years.Not just by the rise of online over the past two decades, but also by the increased association of gambling with societal difficulties, such as addiction and debt, with problem gamblers sometimes seen to be suffering in isolation as they plough money they cannot afford to lose into mendacious and greedy websites located overseas.While the sector has taken steps to tackle such issues in recent years, online wagering has also struggled to recreate the fun and social experience provided by its land-based counterparts, such as a girl’s night out at a raucous bingo hall. Changing timesThat could be about to change as we head into a new decade, according to Tony Evans, Vice President of Product Strategy at Playtech.As Evans celebrating two decades in the industry this year, he is taking stock of the changes he has witnessed. However, as we enter the 2020s, it is also a time to look forward, and Evans believes that services and content that encourage shared experiences will be among the leading areas of development in the coming years.“Streaming will be a particular trend,” says Evans. “It gives the opportunity to engage with a product as a community and is very popular among the younger demographic that operators are hoping to attract.“Live casino, of course, is an area of growth and offers that community experience, merging land-based and online services. You can use a croupier you are familiar with and enjoy playing at their table with others.”Evans also outlined a new Playtech product which has just recently gone live whereby users can play on the popular slot Buffalo Blitz Live together.“People buy into a number of spins and play as part of community,” Evans explains. “Players can interact with each other and chat and there’s a presenter talking about the game too. It appeals to those people who enjoy following games on Twitch. One of its real values is that ability to share the experience with one another – you can’t do that within a traditional RNG (random number generated) game.” Merging verticalsWith more focus on live experiences, Evans expects verticals such as slots, bingo, live casino and even betting to merge for the customer experience. “Punters may bet on a sportsbook and play poker in the same environment,” he adds.However, according to Evans, operators and suppliers will need to be more creative in how they attract and retain players, too.“The days of throwing bonuses at players maybe isn’t sustainable,” he adds. “We want more light-touch incentives for the customer. Gamification, for example, is a way to engage people by offering them fun and a challenge.“We are all here to make the industry entertaining and fun for players. We are duty bound to protect the consumer as well as the future of the industry.“Behind the scenes, customers should also expect a better standard of interaction with operators. Playtech is looking to simplify marketing processes for operators, integrating marketing, data and promotional plans and offering a knowledge base. Operators can use services such as ours to make their back-end services more efficient so that they have more time and resources that can be directed towards dealing with their customers.” MilestonesAs well as marking 20 years in the sector, Evans is also celebrating 10 years since he started working at Playtech after his previous employer, bingo games developer Virtue Fusion, was bought out.During his decade with the supplier he has worked across a number of divisions, including customer relations and commercial, before being appointed to his current position in 2015. Evans has enjoyed the opportunities afforded to him by Playtech and is proud of his involvement in many of the benchmark initiatives that have been undertaken.“I think one of the biggest milestones for me personally was in 2014 when we launched the first truly omnichannel product with Gala Coral,” Evans says. “We took a lot of inspiration from outside the sector and worked closely with our client to develop a product that was groundbreaking.“Ultimately Playtech’s role, and that of other suppliers, is solving the problems of the sector. We try to find the problems for our clients and also how we can make things better for their customers – the end user.“It’s being involved in the identification of problems and the products and services that overcome them that is so rewarding.” Looking ahead to the 2020s 6th December 2019 | By Josephine Watson AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tech & innovation Tony Evans, VP of product strategy at Playtech, looks at how the relationship between gambling and society in the UK is being redefined and how the online offering is changing to reflect this Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Inspired lands global virtual sports deal with Novomatic

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Video Gaming Inspired lands global virtual sports deal with Novomatic AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 19th December 2019 | By contenteditor Gaming solutions provider Inspired Entertainment has agreed a deal to provide a range of its virtual sports games to NovoPrime Sports, a sports betting platform operated by Austrian gaming giant Novomatic.The global agreement covers virtual sports such as football, American football, horse racing, trotting, greyhounds, motor racing and basketball.Inspired, which recently signed an agreement with the NFL Alumni for a new virtual football game based on former American football players, will deliver new content to NovoPrime Sports throughout the course of the deal.“We are focused on developing the premiere global turnkey sports betting platform solution for retail and online and virtual sports perfectly round out our portfolio of offerings,” head of NovoPrime Sports Alan Bruce said.“The ultra-realistic graphics of Inspired’s virtuals provide a higher frequency complement to real sports betting. We are particularly excited for consumers to experience their ground-breaking new virtual basketball game, which will help our customers create continual streams of betting content.”Inspired’s chairman Lorne Weil added: “We have a great relationship with Novomatic and we are very excited to work with them on adding virtual sports to their NovoPrime Sports platform.“This partnership has a great deal of potential for Inspired, bringing our virtual sports to new geographies, customer verticals and distribution channels.  It is a win-win for everyone involved, especially the consumer.”center_img Gaming solutions provider Inspired Entertainment has agreed a deal to provide a range of its virtual sports games to NovoPrime Sports, a sports betting platform operated by Austrian gaming giant Novomatic. Email Address Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Tech & innovation Video gaming Casino & gameslast_img read more

Regency Alliance Insurance Plc ( Q32013 Interim Report

first_imgRegency Alliance Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Regency Alliance Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Regency Alliance Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Regency Alliance Insurance Plc (  2013 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileRegency Alliance Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance. The company also has business interests in property investments in the form of real estate development and leasing, finance leasing, retail and microfinance banking and vehicle tracking and fleet management services. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc covers aviation, bonds, goods in transit, motor vehicles, employer’s liability, plant and industrial all-risk, marine, oil and energy, contractor all-risk, director’s liability, fidelity guaranty, professional indemnity, public liability, erection all-risk, machinery breakdown, business interruption, burglary, personal accident and fire and special perils insurance as well as occupier’s and builder’s liability, healthcare professionals, motor third party insurance and property and family protection insurance. RIC Properties & Investment Limited is a subsidiary of Regency Alliance Insurance Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Regency Alliance Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

PZ Cussons Ghana Limited ( Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgPZ Cussons Ghana Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about PZ Cussons Ghana Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the PZ Cussons Ghana Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: PZ Cussons Ghana Limited (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfilePZ Cussons Ghana Limited is a consumer goods company in Ghana which manufactures, distributes and sells electrical appliances and healthcare products such as soaps, cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. The company operates in 4 categories: personal care, home care, food and nutrition and electrical appliances. Personal care brands include Camel, Carex, Cussons Baby, Imperial Leather, Premier and Premier Cool and Robb. Brands in the electrical appliance range include Thermocool; the nutritional range includes Nunu and the home care range includes Morning Fresh. PZ Cussons Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of PZ Cussons (Holdings) Limited. PZ Cussons Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stock investing in March: 3 UK shares to buy in an ISA

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Royston Wild | Saturday, 27th February, 2021 | More on: FERG FOUR PTEC Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended 4imprint Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I think these British stocks could rise strongly in value in March. Here’s why I think they are top UK shares that I’d like to buy today and hold for years.Marketing marvelSigns of improving trade at 4Imprint Group (LSE: FOUR) leads me to believe now could be a good time to invest in this UK share. The promotional products manufacturer is scheduled to release full-year financials on 16 March. This could lead to a fresh share price jump in my opinion.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…Corporate advertising and marketing budgets tend to leap at the start of any economic recovery. And 4Imprint’s order book is already beginning to reflect this. Latest financials in January showed that order intake had improved to around 70% of pre-pandemic levels in the fourth quarter of 2020.4Imprint’s has been grabbing market share at an impressive pace in recent years. But bear in mind that the marketing sector in which this UK share operates is hugely competitive. This could potentially put the brakes on the company’s impressive earnings growth of recent years.The ace of spadesI’m also quite excited to see what UK software share Playtech (LSE: PTEC) will have to say this month. Full-year results are scheduled for release on 11 March. Last time it updated the market in January it advised that results for 2020 would be “ahead of consensus”.Playtech provides sports and gaming software that allows online betting companies to trade. It is therefore riding the crest of a wave as Internet gambling activity powers ahead. And the company is expanding aggressively to make the most of this expanding market. It entered the lucrative US marketplace in 2020. And this month it inked a deal with US casino operator Greenwood Racing for the licensing of its products across a number of US states.The constant threat of regulatory clampdowns on betting companies is one that has clear consequences for Playtech. But I still think this UK tech share is an attractive share to buy today. The company trades on a forward price-to-earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 0.2. Any reading below 1 suggests that a stock could be undervalued by the market. Those upcoming financials next month could remind investors of its exciting growth prospects and prompt a sharp re-rating.Another high-quality UK shareI also reckon plumbing and heating specialist Ferguson (LSE: FERG) could impress when half-year results also come out on 16 March. This is thanks to strong market conditions in its core US marketplace.Housing starts Stateside fell by a larger-than-expected margin in January. But on the whole conditions in the US homes market are strong and residential property starts in December rose at their fastest pace since 2006. This favourable backdrop explains why City analysts reckon Ferguson’s annual earnings will rise by mid-to-high single digit percentages for the fiscal years to June 2021 and 2022.Remember that earnings forecasts can fall short. And Ferguson’s high valuation could prompt a sharp share price reversal if trading starts to deteriorate. Today the UK share trades on a forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 25 times. Stock investing in March: 3 UK shares to buy in an ISA Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.center_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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Breaking: Orange County deputies arrest third person aiding Loyd

first_img TAGSOrange County Sheriff’s Office Previous articleHostess Brand Issues a Recall on TwinkiesNext articleVal Demings honors law enforcement officers on House floor Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Former girlfriend may have driven Loyd away from the crime sceneOrange County deputies arrested a former girlfriend of Markeith Loyd, and charged her with accessory after the fact of life/first degree murder.Jameis Slaughter, 25 of Orlando, was seen driving in the vicinity of the Wal-mart where Loyd allegedly shot an Orlando police officer approximately 90 minutes after the shooting, according to reports by The Orange County Sheriff’s Office. According to the report, Slaughter circled the area where Loyd escaped.This is the third person arrested and accused of aiding Loyd in the past 24 hours.On Tuesday evening, deputies arrested Zarghee Mayan, who worked with Loyd at an Orlando restaurant and allegedly made contact with Loyd on multiple occasions after knowing he committed a murder. Earlier today, Orange County deputies arrested Lakensha Smith-Loyd, the niece of Loyd, who allegedly picked up Loyd’s paycheck on January 7th.Slaughter is currently in the Orange County Jail.This a breaking story. As more information is known, The Apopka Voice will update this story.If you know the whereabouts of Loyd, you could be eligible for a reward of up to $100,000. Call Crimeline at 800/423-TIPS. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your name here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

Latest injury updates not exactly what Ireland fans wanted to hear ahead of crucial All Blacks clash

first_imgMonday Nov 12, 2018 Latest injury updates not exactly what Ireland fans wanted to hear ahead of crucial All Blacks clash Ireland scrumhalf Conor Murray will not be available for the upcoming Test against the All Blacks in Dublin on Saturday. The Munster and British and Irish Lions star has not recovered from the neck injury he picked up during the Test series against the Wallabies in June.ADVERTISEMENTRobbie Henshaw will also be unavailable due to a hamstring issue that will rule him out of the remainder of the Guinness Series.Ireland coach Joe Schmidt was hopeful that Murray would be available for the crunch match against the number one team in the world, but unfortunately it won’t be possible.“Murray is accelerating his recovery but will not join the squad,” an Ireland squad update explained today.Both Luke McGrath and Keiran Marmion scored tries in Ireland’s 28-17 win over Argentina, so coach Schmidt will make a call later this week on who will start against New Zealand. Marmion picked up a knock, but should be okay to play.Flanker Sean O’Brien meanwhile broke his right arm in the first half, but is hoping for a quick recovery and to be available as soon as next year’s Six Nations.“I think I described him as a stubborn man and I think that ability to bounce back, that resilience that he has, would still give him a chance of getting back in time for toward the end of the year and then into the Six Nations,” said Schmidt.ADVERTISEMENTIreland scored three tries to one against Argentina in what some have called a laboured performance.“There’s a lot to work on and we know next week against New Zealand is a big step up and we know we are going to have to be a lot better,” said captain Rory Best.Catch up on match highlights belowADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error News Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Exeter vs Toulouse is off as a number of… 25 WEEKS AGO Danny Cipriani leaves Gloucester with immediate… 25 WEEKS AGO ‘Aphiwe can’t believe it. We were starting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more