Lender Amigo hails soaring profits as it fights to dispel guarantor loans ‘myths’

first_img Lender Amigo saw profits grow almost 70 per cent to £111m in its latest financial year, amid the threat of a regulatory crackdown on the guarantor loan market.Read more: Profit leaps at guarantor loans provider Amigo following its London floatThe figures by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm Oraclebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryHealthyGem20 Hair Shapes That Make A Man Over 60 Look 40HealthyGemPost FunThe Deadliest Snakes Ever Found On The PlanetPost Fun Joe Curtis whatsapp Tags: Trading Archive Chairman Stephan Wilcke said the company’s float last summer has “fuelled some urban myths about us and our customers” in the guarantor loans space, which is facing a regulatory crackdown.“In future we will work harder to dispel those myths and take the time to ensure our evolving stakeholder universe fully understands the service we offer,” Wilcke added.Guarantor loans firms like the FTSE 250 business are under pressure amid eye-watering interest rates and arguments that guarantors do not fully understand the risks of such lending agreements.The Financial Conduct Authority has raised repeated warnings recently, saying guarantors end up paying back part of the loans customers owe.The results come as chief executive Glen Crawford steps down for medical reasons, with former Brighthouse boss Hamish Paton taking over. Profit before tax soared 68 per cent to £111m year on year in the 12 months to the end of March, the lender revealed, as customer numbers rose 23 per cent to 224,000.Meanwhile revenue on its loans, which are offered at 49 per cent APR, climbed 28 per cent to £270.7m.Earnings per share jumped 52.7 per cent to 19.4p, up from 12.7p a year before, and the company said it will pay a final dividend of 9.32p per share.Why it’s interestingAmigo set out strong growth figures in its maiden results since its initial public offering (IPO) in June 2018, which valued the business at £1.3bn.The firm has previously warned that Brexit uncertainty could dent its loan book growth, and it said today it will “continue to monitor the potential effects” of the UK’s departure from the EU. “Amigo retains its beautiful simplicity through a transparent product and business model,” Crawford said. “It has a clear focus on serving the needs of people excluded from mainstream finance who deserved a second chance.”Read more: Wonga compensation claims four times higher than expectedWhat Amigo saidIncoming chief executive Hamish Paton said: “It’s vital to remember the really important role Amigo plays in the lives of our customers. And what Amigo does, it does exceptionally well. We provide credit to those that can afford it but can’t currently get a loan from their bank for reasons that are often through no fault of their own. My Amigo journey has only just begun, and I can already feel a passion here that is both rare and inspiring.” whatsapp Lender Amigo hails soaring profits as it fights to dispel guarantor loans ‘myths’ More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.com Tuesday 28 May 2019 8:03 am Share Amigo has said it could collapse after its compensation scheme was not approved last week. last_img read more

Tory leadership race: Leadsom says ‘politics has failed dismally’

first_img“Over the last three years politics has failed dismally. It has failed to deliver on the biggest democratic decision in our history. Fulfilling that democratic decision is now urgent and vital, it cannot and will not be put off any longer. Leaving the EU on 31 October, is for me, a hard red line,” she said. Environment secretary Michael Gove used his campaign launch speech to attack the former foreign secretary. Harper said promises by hard Brexit candidates Leadsom, Dominic Raab and Boris Johnson to leave the EU on 31 October were not credible. whatsapp Former leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom said today “politics has failed dismally” by not delivering Brexit. “One thing I will never do as prime minister is to use our tax and benefits system to give the already wealthy another tax cut,” he said. The favourite, Boris Johnson, was attacked by rivals yesterday after unveiling a £10bn tax cut for 3m people. whatsapp “Bringing our country back together, healing the divisions, promoting social justice, building new homes, securing our streets, helping our businesses to thrive, a transformative offer to young people, achieving a carbon neutral economy. Former chief whip Mark Harper also launched his campaign this morning. “Every single one of them has participated in the fundamental misjudgments that have got us where we are,” he said. 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No Install.ElvenarUndoNext RefinanceThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryNext RefinanceUndo “These are just a few of the priorities we should be focusing on in government, but because of the uncertainty and failure over Brexit, they just haven’t received the attention they deserve,” Leadsom said. Harper said the reason he should be entrusted with the UK’s negotiations with the EU is that he was the only candidate untainted by previous failures. Dominic Raab, the former Brexit secretary, argued the policy would be difficult to sell in Labour marginal seats, saying: “I’d much rather be going there saying that I’m going to cut the taxes of the lowest paid in work than succumbing to what will inevitably [be], whoever’s the prime minister, the caricature of that ‘you’re the party of privilege’.” International development secretary Rory Stewart will launch his leadership campaign this afternoon. He said the only way a no-deal Brexit could pass parliament was if “you have strained every sinew to get a deal”. Tory leadership race: Leadsom says ‘politics has failed dismally’ Leadsom said the uncertainty over Brexit has meant other key policy areas had not been getting the attention they deserve. Speaking at the launch of her campaign for the Tory leadership Leadsom promised to leave the European Union on 31 October. He pitched a plan for a new Brexit deal which he says he is the man to negotiate. Ten contenders secured the required backing of eight MPs each to progress through to the first ballot: Michael Gove, Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt, Dominic Raab, Matt Hancock, Andrea Leadsom, Mark Harper, Esther McVey and Rory Stewart. Tuesday 11 June 2019 10:38 am James Booth Health secretary Matt Hancock was also cool on Johnson’s plan, arguing that as Prime Minister he would only cut taxes “when we can afford it”.last_img read more

Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson backs Michael Gove’s leadership bid

first_imgJohnson, Gove and Hunt will now face each other another ballot of MPs on Thursday afternoon, with Conservative party members picking the next leader – and therefore Prime Minister – from the final two candidates. Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson backs Michael Gove’s leadership bid Alexandra Rogers Read more: Tory leadership race: Who will face down frontrunner Boris Johnson Ruth Davidson, the leader of the Scottish Tories, has confirmed she is backing Michael Gove to be the next Prime Minister after her preferred candidate Sajid Javid was knocked out of the Tory leadership race. ” I stuck with Saj right through the contest despite very flattering phone calls from all the other runners and riders trying to prize me away at various points but I stuck with Saj, I thought hr was the best person for the job,” Davidson told STV. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OraclePsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand Solar Read more: Conservative leadership contest: Sajid Javid voted out “We say his qualities throughout the contest, he’s grown within the contest, I’m very sad he’s gone out today. “In terms of the people who are left, I hope very much to see Michael in the final two and he will have my support.” center_img whatsapp Javid was eliminated in the final round of the contest after he finished last with just 34 votes. Davidson, who as a member of the Scottish parliament does not have a vote in the contest, originally supported Javid, the home secretary, saying he had the most “credible plan” for delivering Brexit. Thursday 20 June 2019 2:34 pm whatsapp Share Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt came third with 59, while environment secretary Michael Gove finished second with 61 votes. Boris Johnson extended his lead as the frontrunner, picking up 157 backers – half of the Conservative party. Ruth Davidson originally supported Sajid Javid’s campaign More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orglast_img read more

Purge your CV of these nonsense words and phrases

first_img Effective CVs or LinkedIn profiles are short, use simple language, and get to the point quickly. A CV is a teaser document designed to get your foot in the door. It’s the film trailer of your career. It is not an excuse to machine-gun unimaginable numbers of buzzwords at innocent readers, in the vague hope that one of them might hit the mark. Purge your CV of these nonsense words and phrases Wednesday 10 July 2019 10:29 am Fit your skills directly to those explicitly required on the job description. It’ll show that you are genuinely motivated to do the job they want you to do. And the trouble is, once you have infected your CV with this kind of language, all it succeeds in doing is eating away at your originality and your character.  Don’t tell people that you are a leader unless you can show how you have genuinely led people, preferably in a tight spot. More often than not, CVs are plagued with overused platitudes that have lost all meaning and demonstrate only one thing: your hopeless mediocrity. The language of the CV has long been infected by the same mumbo jumbo that renders most corporate literature ineffectual and drab.  With that in mind, here are my top CV howlers to avoid. Dynamic Every person in business in the world today claims to be dynamic. Avoid.  If your CV is good enough, your career progress will demonstrate this. It’s implicit. If someone tells me that they have climbed Mount Everest, I know with the utmost clarity that this person has guts and stamina (they’re probably dynamic too). There is no need for them to tell me. Share Of course you are. As is every single other person who has applied for this job. Instead, show the potential employer what motivates you, and why.  Weird back-to-fronty CV doublespeak. Again, this should be implicit in the CV. You don’t need to tell people this. Your career history will show it (or not). And who, exactly, isn’t outcomes-focused? Deciding to get dressed in the morning makes you outcomes-focused. Ah yes, as opposed to being driven by failure, of course. Results-driven is more senseless back-to-fronty CV doublespeak.  If you want to stand out, it is important to avoid this kind of corporate gobbledegook. Otherwise, you are merely telling potential employers lots of vague banalities about yourself, and not showing them why you are the best person for the job.  Outcomes-focused  As in: “I’m passionate about delivering results in an outcome-focused, results-driven environment.” No, you’re not. If you’ve written a decent CV then your passion will shine through in the way you’ve conducted your career. whatsapp The vast majority of people who run businesses are not good leaders. That is because people get promoted on the back of technical ability – and politics – rather than on their ability to inspire and to lead.  I am always deeply suspicious of those people – and companies – who keep telling me how passionate they are.  Passionate  Isn’t everyone? It’s called waking up and getting out of bed. Instead, show the reader through your career history how you have really “self-started”. LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 03: The LinkedIn app logo is displayed on an iPhone on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Highly motivated whatsapp Results-driven It is the people who speak and write concisely, plainly, and with clarity of purpose who get the best job. Self-starter  Communication skills Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUndo Charlie Corbett Not only is the phrase horrendously overused in unimaginative CVs, it is utterly meaningless. It’s like outcomes-focused – I mean, who exactly isn’t results-driven? Leader Heinously overused. This means that you can speak, excellently. So can everyone else.last_img read more

RSA shares up on underwriting profit boost

first_imgThursday 7 November 2019 9:41 am The company said weather, large loss, attritional loss and controllable expense ratios all improved. RSA shares up on underwriting profit boost Share Read more: Insurer RSA hails ‘solid’ first-half as it tries to get underwriting back on track whatsapp Nicholas Hyett, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: “The defining feature of Stephen Hester’s time at RSA has been the focus on doing the basics well. This quarter is no exception, with the group delivering underwriting discipline after exiting some markets, and good cost control.  The FTSE 100 company said operating profit rose in the first nine months of the year, but did not publish third quarter numbers. Shares in insurer RSA rose today after it announced underwriting profit had grown in the first nine months of the year. “That’s a solid start, and might be the best option in a very competitive market – better to write fewer profitable contracts than more unprofitable ones – but ultimately RSA needs to get total premiums moving forwards. That’s part of the equation that doesn’t seem to have been cracked yet. Cost savings can only boost profits for so long, eventually you need to start attracting a growing customer base.”center_img James Booth Read more: RSA UK chief executive out after poor financial performance It said net written premiums of £4.8bn were flat overall versus the same period last year. The large loss ratio was 9.6 per cent compared to 11.2 per cent at the same stage in 2018. whatsapp Chief executive Stephen Hester said: “RSA’s results to end September are strong, and consistent with our plans for the period. Current year underwriting results have sharply improved, with all our regional businesses contributing.  There is lots more to do – not least to finish 2019 well, with momentum into next year.” Weather costs were 2.6 per cent of net earned premiums, compared to 4.7 per cent at the same stage last year. RSA’s shares rose 3.3 per cent to 550p this morning. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factoryzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.combonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comDefinition24 Of The Most Hilarious Yard Signs Ever WrittenDefinitionBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBePost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost Funlast_img read more

US-China trade deal hopes boost Asian stocks

first_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyzenherald.comDolly Finally Took Off Her Wig, Fans Gaspedzenherald.comMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past Factorybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef PickJournalistateTeacher Wears Dress Everyday, Mom Sets Up CamJournalistate Tokyo’s Nikkei was up 0.8 per cent, the Hang Seng index was up 1.5 per cent and the Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.7 per cent. It comes in part as a reaction to comments by US national security adviser Robert O’Brian over the weekend, that an initial – or so called phase one – trade agreement with China is still possible by the end of the year. whatsapp “Markets are showing some signs of tiring of the steady drip feed of upbeat comments from US officials and no signs of a final agreement looking likely.” whatsapp Alex Daniel Read more: Carrie Lam will reflect after pro-democracy candidates win in rout However, O’Brien also warned Washington would not turn a blind eye to the ongoing febrile situation in Hong Kong, adding to concerns that a Chinese crackdown on anti-government protests could jeopardise the negotiations. Over the weekend, pro-democracy candidates in Hong Kong romped to a landslide and symbolic majority in district council elections in the embattled city. US President Donald Trump has said the protests and Beijing’s response has had “a tremendous negative impact” on the trade talks. Monday 25 November 2019 8:31 amcenter_img Asian stocks rallied slightly overnight, as investors hoped for progress in the trade war between the US and China. Hopes of US-China trade deal boost Asian stocks amid Hong Kong local elections Share Asian stocks rose amid hopes of a trade agreement between the US and China (AFP via Getty Images) Read more: Hong Kong’s local elections in spotlight after months of protests “The fact that talks are still happening remains a positive,” said Robert Rennie, head of financial market strategy at Westpac.  “The picture on trade remains rather muddy, not least because of the incendiary situation in Hong Kong that is becoming increasingly ‘economized’, but the latest developments will likely lend support for risk.” Neil Wilson, chief market analyst at Markets.com, said: “On trade, it’s the usual Washington two-step – one step back, another step forwards.  More From Our Partners Brave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comlast_img read more

Carrie Lam: China to offer Hong Kong economic support amid continued protests

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Michael Gove says he has driven to test his eyesight as he defends Dominic Cummings

first_imgTuesday 26 May 2020 9:49 am Share The Vote Leave strategist’s political future still hangs in the balance with Douglas Ross, the junior minister for Scotland, resigning over the issue this morning, Michael Gove has said that only an “unprecedented and remarkable” change in the progress of Covid-19 would see the 19 July “Freedom Day” deadline extended. Michael Gove says he has driven to test his eyesight as he defends Dominic Cummings Cummings yesterday defended his sighting at Barnard Castle in County Durham during the height of lockdown by saying he and his wife and child had taken a test drive to make sure his eyesight was ok ahead of a planned return to the capital then next day. Show Comments ▼ James Booth Another minister told the Times: “My jaw continues to drop…He’s saying he’s so much more important than us plebs. I think we’re in big trouble, we can’t campaign our way out of this. We’re losing trust and confidence — it’s draining away before our eyes.” “I haven’t commented publicly on the situation with Dominic Cummings as I have waited to hear the full details. I welcome the statement to clarify matters, but there remains aspects of the explanation which I have trouble with,” he said. Number 10 are fighting hard to save Cummings with Gove the latest in a line of heavyweights sent in to bat for the controversial adviser. Michael Gove has said that only an “unprecedented and remarkable” change in the progress of Covid-19 would see the 19 July “Freedom Day” deadline extended. Also Read: Michael Gove says he has driven to test his eyesight as he defends Dominic Cummings More From Our Partners Killer drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.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.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com “I have on occasions in the past driven with my wife in order to make sure…what’s the right way of putting it,” Gove said before being interrupted by an incredulous presenter. Michael Gove has said that only an “unprecedented and remarkable” change in the progress of Covid-19 would see the 19 July “Freedom Day” deadline extended. Also Read: Michael Gove says he has driven to test his eyesight as he defends Dominic Cummings “As a result I have resigned as a government minister.” Gove was asked on LBC radio if he has ever taken similar drives to test his eyesight. Cummings has been widely ridiculed on social media and faced unfavourable coverage in the media after his Downing Street press conference yesterday where he sought to excuse his trip to Durham at the height of lockdown when his wife was suffering suspected coronavirus symptoms. “People who know me would know I am not an authority on driving,” Gove added. Cummings said “it’s not just a simple matter of regulations” and said they describe “various exceptional circumstances where it may not be possible to follow the rules”. whatsapp Cummings said yesterday he thought his behaviour was reasonable since dealing with small children was an “exceptional circumstance”. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerbonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comArticles StoneTeacher Throws Marine Out, He Gets The Last LaughArticles StoneZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach Raider Michael Gove has said that only an “unprecedented and remarkable” change in the progress of Covid-19 would see the 19 July “Freedom Day” deadline extended. Also Read: Michael Gove says he has driven to test his eyesight as he defends Dominic Cummings Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove defended his former protege Dominic Cummings today in an interview during which he said he too had taken drives to test his eyesight.last_img read more

Aston Martin capital raise subscribed after Mercedes deal boosts shares

first_img More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com whatsapp It comes months after Formula One team owner Lawrence Stook took a majority stake in the brand. Stroll labelled the deal, in which Mercedes-Benz will give Aston Martin access to its car design technologies, a “transformational deal”.  (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Aston Martin capital raise subscribed after Mercedes deal boosts shares However it also gives Mercedes a “potential foothold in what is an iconic global brand in a deal, that in the longer term could see the brand subsumed under the Mercedes brand in a manner similar to the way BMW has kept the Mini brand alive.” Aston Martin has said all shares available in its £125m capital raise have been placed or subscribed, as it looks to turnaround its business.   (AFP via Getty Images) Also Read: Aston Martin capital raise subscribed after Mercedes deal boosts shares by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily FunnyPast Factory”Waltons” Actress Says Magazine Ended Her CareerPast Factorybonvoyaged.comTotal Jerks: These Stars Are Horrible People.bonvoyaged.comNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyDefinitionThe 20 Worst Draft Picks Ever – Ryan Leaf Doesn’t Even Crack The Top 5DefinitionJustPerfact USAMan Decides to File for Divorce After Taking a Closer Look at This Photo!   JustPerfact USAPost Fun25 Worst Movies Ever, According To Rotten TomatoesPost FunBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen Herald whatsapp The firm said Permian Investment Partners, Zelon Holdings, Yew Tree Overseas and other institutional investors had subscribed for the raise.  Share Since listing in October 2018 James Bond’s carmaker of choice has struggled, with plunging revenues weighed down further by the coronavirus pandemic.  Aston Martin capital raise subscribed after Mercedes deal boosts shares The capital raise, which represents approximately 13.7 per cent of the company’s shares, comprised 250m shares at a price of 50p per share.  (AFP via Getty Images) Angharad Carrick Tags: Aston Martin Shares in the beleaguered carmaker jumped 6.24 per cent by 9am following confirmation on Tuesday that Mercedes-Benz will take a 20 per cent equity stake in the firm, to become one of its biggest shareholders.  The new deal will “break the boom and bust cycle that has been a staple of the UK brand”, CMC markets analyst Michael Hewson said. Show Comments ▼ Earlier this year Aston Martin said it was planning a complete reset to “enable it to operate as a true luxury company”. Further to the Mercedes-Benz deal, Aston Martin launched a new business plan on Tuesday, under which it will target £2bn in revenue and £500m in Ebitda by 2025.  Wednesday 28 October 2020 9:06 amlast_img read more

EU chief Von der Leyen calls for ‘democratic limits’ to Big Tech power

first_img James Warrington “That is what happens when words incite action,” she said. “That is what happens when hate speech and fake news spread like wildfire through digital media. They become a danger to democracy.” But the incident has sparked further concerns about how tech giants police the content posted to their sites, as well as accusations of censorship by senior executives. European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen launched an attack on social media in a speech marking Joe Biden’s inauguration (Getty Images for Greentech Festival) European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen launched an attack on social media in a speech marking Joe Biden’s inauguration (Getty Images for Greentech Festival) Also Read: EU chief Von der Leyen calls for ‘democratic limits’ to Big Tech power “And, of course, we too see this hate and contempt for our democracy spreading unfiltered through social media to millions of people.” Social media firms including Twitter and Facebook blocked Trump from their platforms in the wake of the riots, citing concerns about further incitement of violence. EU chief Von der Leyen calls for ‘democratic limits’ to Big Tech power Von der Leyen cited the storming of the Capitol, during which five people died, saying it should be treated as a “sobering warning” and blamed social media for helping to spread violence. Pointing to Twitter’s decision to take down Trump’s account, the commission president said “such serious interference with freedom of expression should be based on laws and not on company rules”. Similar measures are also planned in the UK, where Ofcom will oversee new regulations aimed at reducing online harms. “There are people who subscribe to rampant conspiracy theories, which are often a confused mixture of completely absurd fantasies,” she said. In a speech marking the inauguration of Joe Biden, Von der Leyen welcomed the new US president, adding: “After four long years, Europe has a friend in the White House”. Wednesday 20 January 2021 2:54 pm whatsapp European Commission president Ursula Von der Leyen has called for a crackdown on the “untrammelled” power of tech giants following violent riots at the Capitol earlier this month. In a forthright address, the EU chief said there was a feeling of “relief” at the change of administration but warned that while Trump’s presidency would soon be history, his movement would not.center_img Political power The EU boss pointed to similar events in Europe, including an attempt by right-wing extremists to storm the Reichstag in Berlin last year and the murder of Labour MP Jo Cox in the run-up to the Brexit referendum in 2016. 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European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen launched an attack on social media in a speech marking Joe Biden’s inauguration (Getty Images for Greentech Festival) Also Read: EU chief Von der Leyen calls for ‘democratic limits’ to Big Tech power Von der Leyen today stressed that the EU valued innovation, but said technology should “never mean that others decide how we should live our lives”. The EU has tabled two new pieces of legislation that will see tech giants fined if they fail to appropriately moderate material posted to their platforms. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTaco RelishSuspicious Pics That Are Fishier Than The SeaTaco RelishPost FunGreat Songs That Artists Are Now Embarrassed OfPost FunAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorBleacherBreaker41 Old Toys That Are Worth More Than Your HouseBleacherBreakerLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthSportinal20+ Female Gymnasts And How They Look NowSportinalMagellan TimesIf You See A Red Ball On A Power Line, Here’s What It MeansMagellan TimesZen HeraldShe Inspired Three Of The Most Popular Songs EverZen Herald European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen launched an attack on social media in a speech marking Joe Biden’s inauguration (Getty Images for Greentech Festival) Also Read: EU chief Von der Leyen calls for ‘democratic limits’ to Big Tech power Share “It should be based on decisions of politicians and parliaments and not of Silicon Valley managers,” she added. “We must impose democratic limits on the untrammelled and uncontrolled political power of the internet giants,” she added. 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