Buffett’s Hathaway in $9bn deal for Lubrizol

first_img Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Buffett’s Hathaway in $9bn deal for Lubrizol Billionaire Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway agreed to buy chemical and lubricant maker Lubrizol for $9bn (£5.5bn) in cash, two weeks after he revealed the company’s plans to use its huge cash pile on deals.“Lubrizol is exactly the sort of company with which we love to partner,” said the legendary investor.Last month, Buffett, in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, said he is looking for acquisitions as an outlet to deploy his $38bn cash pile.Berkshire will acquire Lubrizol for $135 per share, about a 28 per cent premium to Lubrizol’s closing price on Friday.The deal, which is the largest by Berkshire in nearly six years, includes the assumption of $0.7bn of debt.In February, Lubrizol posted strong quarterly profit and issued a bullish forecast for 2011, signalling the demand for chemicals needed to operate engines and other machinery continues to recover with the economy.Lubrizol will continue to be led by its current management team, Berkshire said.Citi and Evercore Partners are acting as financial advisers to Lubrizol. whatsapp Monday 14 March 2011 7:52 am John Dunne Share 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap last_img read more

Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) 2014 Presentation

first_imgTullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tullow Oil Plc (TLW.gh)  2014 presentation Company ProfileTullow Oil Plc is the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Africa, Europe, South Asia and South America. The company has a portfolio of over 120 licenses spanning 22 countries; including multi-well operations in Ghana and Uganda. Tullow Oil Plc was founded by Aidan Heavey in 1985 in Ireland as a gas exploration business operating in Senegal. Acquisitions of BP’s North Sea Gas Fields in 2000, Energy Africa in 2004 and Hardman Resources in 2007 greatly enhanced the Group’s operations in Africa and Mauritania and added high-impact exploration licenses in South America. The company head office is in London, United Kingdom. Tullow Oil Plc is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stock market crash part 2: Why I’d use it to buy cheap FTSE 100 shares

first_img We’ve had one stock market crash this year, and many fear we could be in for another. While the worst of the pandemic may be over, the economic consequences have mostly been postponed, and could come to bite us after furlough support ends.If you are investing for the long term, a stock market crash is nothing to be afraid of. In fact, you could turn it to your advantage, by taking the opportunity to buy FTSE 100 shares on the cheap, then patiently waiting for them to recover.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…I’m not saying a stock market crash will happen. Nobody can predict the future in that way. At the start of the year, nobody was predicting the kind of crash we saw in March, where the FTSE 100 lost a third of its value.Stock market crash bargainsIt’s the same when markets climb. Few predicted the sharp rebound from 23 March, when the US Federal Reserve and other central bankers flooded markets with liquidity. The one thing you can do is take advantage of a stock market crash after it has happened. I’d do that by going bargain hunting for your favourite FTSE 100 stocks, which will suddenly be going cheap. You can prepare now, by building up a war chest of cash, and adding companies to your watchlist.I don’t think now is the time to take a punt on truly risky areas of the economy, such as airline and cruise stocks. They face a long haul back to profitability. Just look at the havoc closing air corridors has wreaked.Instead, I would target companies with healthy balance sheets and strong cash flows. I would prioritise those that haven’t needed to take advantage of government support schemes during the pandemic, and continued to pay dividends. This should be a sign that they can withstand another downturn. If you can buy them after a stock market crash, all the better.The FTSE 100 will recoverBuying shares after prices have crashed can be nerve wracking, but you have to remember that investing is a long-term game. History shows that stock markets always recover from a correction, provided you give them time.If you would be happy to hold the stocks on your watch list for at least five years, and preferably much longer, you don’t have to worry about the pace of the recovery. Ultimately, it will come.I’m not recommending you only invest if we get a stock market crash. For all I know, the worst may already be over. Markets could start steadily climbing from here. I actually think today is a good opportunity to buy FTSE 100 shares, as the market is down around 20% since its January peak. There are plenty of bargains out there right now.If we do get a stock market crash, then I would accelerate my buying, as there will be even more bargains. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Stock market crash part 2: Why I’d use it to buy cheap FTSE 100 shares Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. See all posts by Harvey Jones “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Harvey Jones | Sunday, 30th August, 2020 Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Is your teenager ready for their own car?

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate I think the most dangerous thing for new teen drivers in all the distractions! So easy to lose focus…when I was learning to drive, I did not have so many things to tempt me to take my eyes off the road…here is a study that shows the statistics about this: https://www.ckflaw.com/teen-drivers-distraction-disaster/ This is something parents really need to talk to their teens about…makes the roads safer for all of us. Reply The Anatomy of Fear Responsibility and judgment are key to handing over the keys Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGSTeen Driving Previous articleThe woman who inspired Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speechNext articleTraffic Alert: Detour scheduled for Thursday Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply October 11, 2017 at 9:32 am 1 COMMENT Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Rachel Anne Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here There comes a time in every parent’s life when they have to make a decision on when their teenager might be ready to drive and have their own car. Our gut reaction might simply be to say they aren’t ready. We’re simply not willing to have them out of the nest and flying on their own. If you’re worried about your teen having his or her car, there are a few signs to look for that help indicate if they are ready to handle the responsibility.From exercising good judgment to being responsible in all aspects of their lives, it all boils down to maturity.If your teen has good judgment, this is a good sign that they may be ready for their vehicle. But, teenagers are teenagers, and sometimes they don’t make the right decision, so what is good judgment in correlation to driving? “He or she should be able to stay out of trouble at school, get along with a group of friends or deal with conflict without causing pain. they have the skills to make sound judgments about driving,” writes Jessica Bosari with Forbes.Having good judgment also means being able to follow the rules at home, school, work, and other places. Respecting rules shows maturity and indicates that if they follow the rules without a car, they are more likely to follow the rules with a car. “If he or she shows a sign of respect for rules and boundaries, he or she will probably respect speed limits and other traffic laws,” adds Bosari.One of the biggest issues faces teens is peer pressure. Every teen deals with peer pressure at some point and whether or not they succumb to peer pressure can determine what kind of judgment they have. “If your son or daughter tends to follow the pack as opposed to sticking up for what is right, he or she may not be ready for the responsibility of the car,” writes Bosari.Once you’ve gauged their judgment, ability to follow the rules and how they deal with peer pressure, the last question to ask is “do they act responsibly?” This ties into each of the previous points, but is of particular importance for your teen to show they are responsible for adding something else to their plate. If they keep up with their homework, even have a part-time job, participate in extra activities, generally help around the house, keep up with their grades, and usually show a desire for being a participant in a responsible life, it is likely that they will continue doing this even if they have their car. Furthermore, they will probably understand the privilege involved with having their vehicle and will want to do whatever they can to ensure they keep it.If you feel confident, your teen showcases all these attributes; it’s a good sign they might be ready for their vehicle. But, even if they do have all of these characteristics, but you feel they need more time, teendriversource.org has an excellent suggestion.  “Say that the answer isn’t ‘no.’ It’s ‘not yet.’ Explain that it’s a decision for safety, not control.”Safest Cars for Teenagerslast_img read more

All Blacks skills – Part 2 – In the backyard

first_imgThursday Feb 10, 2011 All Blacks skills – Part 2 – In the backyard They’ve done it again. The All Blacks and SKY Television have teamed up once again to bring us another brilliant All Blacks Skills video. This time they’re in the backyard, you now have the chance to submit your own skills video, and win big.In September last year we first saw them do their thing with a videothat became a massive viral hit, with over 2 millions views on Youtube in just a few months. Then it was Cory Jane, Piri Weepu, and Rene Ranger at training, this time we’ve got Jane again, who is joined by Ma’a Nonu and Israel Dagg.They impress once again with their perfectly placed kicks, pinpoint passing accuracy, and superhuman, eyes in the back of the head vision. It makes for great viewing, and in a Rugby World Cup year where New Zealand are the hosts, it’s a brilliant way to keep the hype going.You’ve can submit your own rugby skills video by visiting skysport.co.nz/skills. The Grand Prize for the comp is a trip to Eden Park for an All Blacks game with five of their mates for a VIP experience like none other, including meeting some of the team.There’s plenty of other prizes too, and the winners will actually be chosen by the players themselves, with the results of the competition being announced in May this year.So enjoy the video, and if you fancy entering, sign upand submit your own skills clips. WIN the shirt off Ma’a Nonu’s back! Signed by Nonu, Israel Dagg, and Cory Janes, it’s the shirt he wore in this video. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman How did the Hurricanes rate in their final game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, their 43-14 victory over the Reds? All Blacks skills – Part 2 – In the backyard | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Writing Better Fundraising Applications

first_imgWriting Better Fundraising Applications  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News 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

Message from Lynne Stewart & Ralph Poynter: ‘The movement has persevered’

first_imgLynne Stewart & Ralph Poynter in Texas.Photo: Flavia FontesThe following message was emailed on Jan. 4.To the International Movement to Free Lynne Stewart:We are elated to announce:Federal Judge John G. Koeltl ordered Compassionate Release on Tuesday, December 31st, for renowned attorney Lynne Stewart. Judge Koeltl’s order was in response to the request from the Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons presented to the court by Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.In signing the Order for Lynne Stewart’s release, Judge Koeltl stated, “The defendant’s terminal medical condition and very limited life expectancy constitute extraordinary and compelling reasons that warrant the requested reduction in sentence to time served.”The Order further states, “Lynne Stewart shall be released as soon as her medical condition permits, the release plan is implemented and travel arrangements can be made.”As we write, Lynne Stewart’s husband Ralph Poynter is at FMC Carswell to accompany Lynne on her long-awaited and jubilant return to New York.A heartfelt thanks to all who stood by Lynne with letters, emails, petitions and telephone calls to the Federal Medical Center, Carswell, U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons, Attorney General’s Office, U.S. Department of Justice, members of Congress, the White House and U.S. Embassies and who organized and participated in vigils, demonstrations, rallies and speak-outs throughout the world.The enduring global movement for social justice has persevered — ever inspired by Lynne Stewart’s steadfast refusal to bend the knee, submit to coercion or official duplicity.Your enduring support in Defense of Lynne Stewart embodies the injunction of Rosa Luxemburg: “In the beginning, was the deed!”We are grateful to you all. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

USDA says Land Values Rising; Farm Bureau Notes Declines

first_img SHARE USDA says Land Values Rising; Farm Bureau Notes Declines Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Aug 11, 2019 The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its 2019 Land Values Survey that showed land values nationwide are on the rise. However, the American Farm Bureau Federation says that’s not entirely the case. Farm Bureau notes in its own Market Intel analysis that land values and farm rents have gone in the opposite direction in certain parts of the country. “Many of the areas with declining agricultural land values and cash rents over the past half-decade are found in the Midwest, where a prolonged downturn in crop and livestock prices has reduced net cash income,” says Farm Bureau’s Chief Economist John Newton. Around the rest of the country, Newton says agricultural land values were the highest in states near urban areas, such as Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and California.The USDA report says the U.S. farm real estate value averaged $3,160 per acre, which includes the value of all the land and buildings on farms. That’s a rise of $60 per acre, or 1.9 percent, over 2018. The U.S. cropland value averaged $4,100 per acre, $50 per acre higher over the previous year, or a jump of 1.2 percent. Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA says Land Values Rising; Farm Bureau Notes Declines SHARE Previous articleBraun, FSA Director Fordyce Headline Shop Talk in Attica TuesdayNext articleIndiana Grown Under New Leadership Just in Time for their Marketplace at the Fair NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

Blogger beaten and kept in detention after completing four-year jail sentence

first_img News February 6, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa RSF_en Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Follow the news on Egypt Receive email alerts Newscenter_img Organisation November 10, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blogger beaten and kept in detention after completing four-year jail sentence EgyptMiddle East – North Africa to go further January 22, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders condemns last night’s disgraceful mistreatment of Abdel Kareem Nabil Suleiman, better known by the blog name of Kareem Amer, and calls for his immediate release. The detained blogger should have been freed on 5 November on completing a four-year jail sentence.Kareem Amer was transferred from Burj Al Arab prison to Alexandria on 6 November with the apparent aim of releasing him. But last night, an official reportedly gave him a severe beating at the headquarters of the internal security department in Alexandria. Detained since 6 November 2006, he has been held illegally for the past four days.“The criminal behaviour of the security forces is shocking and unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Kareem Amer has already suffered enough in prison. This mistreatment must be investigated and the person responsible punished. The Egyptian authorities must also free this blogger at once and stop flouting law. His continuing detention is a complete violation of legality. It is time for his ordeal to end.”Gamal Eid, the head of the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information, accused the interior ministry of “sadistic practices against an unarmed prisoner” and wondered how the authorities could continue to “beat and hold him illegally” when his release had now become mandatory.Arrested in November 2006 for criticising the government’s religious and authoritarian excesses in his blog (www.karam903.blogspot.com), Kareem Amer was sentenced on 22 February 2007 to three years in prison for inciting hatred of Islam and another year for insulting the president. His blog entries also criticised discrimination against women and the Sunni University of Al-Azhar where he studied law until he was expelled and sued by his professors. He was previously arrested for similar reasons on 2005.Kareem Amer has been subjected to appalling conditions in detention. In letters he has described being put in solitary confinement for 10 days and “physical torture that was covered up by the prison doctor, who altered my medical file.” His request for a new trial was rejected in 2009. His request for early release, for which he qualified a year ago on completing three quarters of his jail term, was also rejected.Countless protests have been organised by the Free Kareem Coalition during past four years to press for his release. Reporters Without Borders awarded him its “Cyber-Freedom” prize in December 2007. That year, Reporters Without Borders demonstrated outside the Egyptian embassy in Paris and the Egyptian stand at the world tourism trade fair in Paris. Last year, Reporters Without Borders staged another demonstration in support of Kareem Amer in front of the Louvre Pyramid in Paris.Egypt is ranked 127th out of 178 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index and is on the Reporters Without Borders list of “Enemies of the Internet,” above all because of its harassment of bloggers. News Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff February 1, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Delhi High Court Issues Notice On Delhi Riots’ Victim’s Plea For Rs.5 lakh Damages For Shop Looted, Burnt

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi High Court Issues Notice On Delhi Riots’ Victim’s Plea For Rs.5 lakh Damages For Shop Looted, Burnt Shreya Agarwal6 April 2021 5:12 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court has issued notice on and sought responses of the Centre, Delhi Government and others on a plea by a Delhi 2020 riots victim seeking damages worth Rs. 5 lakhs against the looting, burning and destroying of his rented shop in North-East Delhi’s Shiv Vihar.Justice Prathiba M. Singh sought replies from the Deputy Commissioner (DC) and the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) on…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court has issued notice on and sought responses of the Centre, Delhi Government and others on a plea by a Delhi 2020 riots victim seeking damages worth Rs. 5 lakhs against the looting, burning and destroying of his rented shop in North-East Delhi’s Shiv Vihar.Justice Prathiba M. Singh sought replies from the Deputy Commissioner (DC) and the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) on Sayeed Ahmed Khan’s petition and scheduled the matter for further hearing on Apr 26 with a batch of other similar matters.The plea cited the Delhi Government’s Assistance Scheme for the Help of Delhi Riot Victims formulated by the AAP-led Delhi Government, according to which, the Petitioner claimed to be qualifying for Rs. 5 lakh as permanent compensation and Rs. 50,000 as interim compensation. The petitioner stated that the compensation was necessary to get families of riots victims back on their feet in the present time.Praying for a “holistic compensation”, the plea states that till now it had infact seemed that instead of making efforts for the rehabilitation of the victims, the respondent authorities had infact perpetuated more grief and distress amongst them, and said that the compensation was necessary as through it, “the government tries to rectify its mistakes and makes an honest effort to put the victims of violence back to their previous positions, as they would have been before the violence.”The scheme mandates Rs. 5 lakhs in toto for uninsured commercial units.Khan was allegedly informed of the damage to his shop on Feb 25 last year, on a call from his friend, Arvind, who also seemed to have cautioned Khan from coming down to Shiv Vihar as the area was volatile and “dangerous for the Muslim community”, according to the plea.The petitioner has also sought court’s direction to the Delhi government to modify the present Government Assistance Scheme for the Delhi Riot Victims and to take into consideration the looting, theft and vandalism of residential and commercial places during the riot. Click here to download the OrderSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more