Monday 13 September 2010 7:55 pm Vanjoki is to leave Nokia as Elop hired ANSSI Vanjoki, the Nokia executive in charge of smartphones and services, is resigning following the appointment of outsider Stephen Elop as chief executive of the world’s biggest cellphone maker.Vanjoki, who joined Nokia in 1991 and has been head of Mobile Solutions since 2008, has a six-month notice period and will continue with his current tasks for the time being, Nokia said in a statement yesterday.“I felt the time has come to seek new opportunities in my life,” said Vanjoki, an outspoken and respected figure in the mobile phone industry who was considered the most likely internal candidate to replace chief executive Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo.“This marks the end of an era at Nokia and could signal further management changes to follow,” UK-based telecoms research firm CCS Insight said in a note.Vanjoki heads Nokia’s high-end phones and services businesses, the area in which the Finnish firm is under most pressure to compete with Apple’s iPhone and more recent hit models like Motorola’s Droid in the United States.He was responsible for Nokia’s Nseries, which included the N95 smartphone that was a hit in 2006. Nokia has not produced another smartphone as popular since then.Vanjoki said he was still looking forward to Nokia World, the company’s annual showcase event, where he is due to give the opening keynote today. by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldJoe DiMaggio’s Mob Ties Will Totally Transform Your Opinion Of The StarElite HeraldTips and TricksWrap your feet in aluminium foil and a few hours later you will have this resultTips and TricksUrbanAuntyAt 99 Years Old, She’s One Of The World’s Oldest Living CelebritiesUrbanAuntyLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact BrazilBetterBeUse Vinegar For These Home Hacks, Watch What HappensBetterBealldelishHere is what happens to your body when you start eating 2 eggs every dayalldelish More From Our Partners UK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Share whatsapp Tags: NULL
British Airways yesterday announced it will raise its fuel surcharge on longhaul flights following a recent surge in oil prices. “BA will increase its fuel surcharge on longhaul services from Thursday, 16 December,” the group said in a statement. “The move reflects the substantial recent increase in the price of oil.” There will be no increase on shorthaul flights. BA, which is merging with Spanish peer Iberia to save costs, added that it would increase the surcharge by £10 for a single longhaul ticket, and £20 for a return journey. Crude oil futures last week struck two-year highs above $92 a barrel. KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Today Tags: NULL 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 Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap Share whatsapp Tuesday 14 December 2010 8:44 pm Show Comments ▼ British Airways lifts fuel charge whatsapp
CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CAL Bank Limited (CAL.gh) 2019 annual report.Company ProfileCAL Bank Limited is a leading financial institution in Ghana offering products and services for the investment, corporate and retail banking sectors, as well as custodial, treasury, security brokerage, fund management and asset management services. The banking group underwrites securities and provides financial solutions for corporate finance operations, loan syndications and securities portfolio management, acquisitions and mergers, acceptance of bills of exchange, bullion dealings, export trade development and financing, hire-purchase finance and leasing. CAL Bank Limited provide a counseling and financing service for industrial, agricultural, mining, services and commercial ventures. The financial institution was founded in 1990 and is based in Accra, Ghana. CAL Bank Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange
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Guide to leading successful fundraising teams published 219 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 220 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Former fundraising director Carla Miller has published a guide to how to lead successful fundraising teams. “Leading Successful Fundraising Teams” is now available as a Kindle book on the Amazon store. The book explains how to get the most from your team and influence colleagues, including trustees and the CEO. It is aimed at new managers, heads of team and directors.Miller conducted interviews with seven leader Fundraising Directors, including Mark Astarita OBE of British Red Cross, Catherine Miles of Breast Cancer Now and Kate Collins of Teenage Cancer Trust. The book includes their experiences and advice on leadership skills ranging from team building to developing strategies.Miller, who coaches leaders in the sector, explains why she wrote the book. She said:“My first couple of years as a manager were rocky. I made more than my fair share of mistakes but I also had great role models to learn from. And I was constantly observing and learning. What worked? What didn’t and why? How do you build trust and respect and how do you tackle difficult situations?Carla Miller“You couldn’t find that information in textbooks or on training courses and how I wished you could – it would have saved me a lot of time and energy. I wrote this book to provide that information to others, drawing on my experience as a leader and coach but also asking the fundraising leaders that inspired me what they’d learnt along the way. Together we’ve created what I hope will be a really valuable resource for the sector.”The book’s publication has attracted positive responses. 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. Tagged with: leadership Management Howard Lake | 28 July 2017 | News “Hugely recommend reading @carlacharity’s newly published book on Leading Successful Fundraising Teams. So much useful content in there for anyone stepping up to manage a new team or taking their first Head/Director role in the sector.”Nick Billingham, Charity People.The 244-page Leading Successful Fundraising Teams is available from Amazon for £5.99.
Activists celebrate release from jail; Scott Williams, second from right.WW photo: Joseph PiettePhiladelphia Police Chief Charles Ramsey and District Attorney Seth Williams planned to address a local Town Hall on March 19 with the intention of whitewashing recent police killings which have led to the movement against police brutality rocking the city and the country.Before the event could start, however, around 40 demonstrators from the Philadelphia Coalition for REAL (Racial, Economic and Legal) Justice as well as Action against Black Genocide, the Trayvon Martin Organizing Committee and others confronted these establishment figures with chants of “No justice, no peace, no racist police!”When the protesters stepped in front of the speakers, top civilian affairs police started aggressively pushing them. The scene erupted as more police attacked protesters, trying to start fights. Leading activists, including some who had not even been at the front of the crowd, were arrested.This explosion of violence by the police was posted immediately on the Internet. Media from across the U.S. showed that the people of Philadelphia have a serious problem with police racism and corruption.The Black Lives Matter Movement in Philadelphia has been taking on one of the country’s most notoriously racist, corrupt and violent police organizations. Earlier that day, DA Williams had announced that the city would not be pressing charges against any Philadelphia police officers in the Dec. 15, 2014, police killing of Brandon Tate-Brown.The incident, involving two cops who shot Tate-Brown in the back of the head after pulling him over in the middle of the night — he was “driving while Black” — led to organizing by the Philadelphia Coalition for REAL Justice, along with Tate-Brown’s mother, Tonya Brown.Police Chief Ramsey, who is currently President Obama’s “Top Cop” and leader of Washington’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, has refused to release the tapes in the case of Brandon Tate-Brown. He also refuses to identify the police officers who killed Tate-Brown. Rather, Ramsey has attempted to pacify the movement through “soft” policing: using informants, a strong police presence and civilian affairs officers who try to befriend demonstrators. This is so he won’t have to arrest demonstrators and can keep his image as a progressive police chief.While he has built the image of the ultimate “good cop,” Ramsey’s history is quite the opposite. As police chief in Washington, D.C., Ramsey led illegal mass arrests of thousands of protesters in 2000, 2002 and 2003. Since taking over the Philadelphia police in 2008, he has trained 1,500 in the use of AR-15 assault rifles. That means the Philly police are ready at any moment to wage war against this majority-Black city, which the Philadelphia Inquirer describes as “the poorest big city in America.”Arrests in tradition of racist RizzoThe Philadelphia police are historically a violent, criminal organization that crushes its opposition. Frank Rizzo, the right-wing police chief-turned-mayor in the 1960s and 1970s, used terror against the Black Panthers, anti-war activists and anyone building a strong political movement on the left.Rizzo’s legacy is not a thing of the past. In the 1980s, the Philly police framed Mumia Abu-Jamal and tried to legally lynch him through the courts. In 1979 and 1985, the Philly police laid siege to the MOVE organization’s headquarters. On May 13, 1985, they shot over 1,000 rounds of ammunition and dropped explosives on the MOVE house from helicopters, eventually killing 11 people and burning down 65 houses in West Philadelphia.The vicious machinations of the Philadelphia police did not end 30 years ago. Heavy repression in the buildup to the 2000 Republican Convention, the November 2011 eviction of Occupy Philadelphia and the current attack on the Black Lives Matter movement proves that the Philadelphia police — no matter how progressive their leadership wants to appear — is still a wildly repressive, anti-democratic organization.In response to the latest incident, the Philadelphia Coalition for REAL Justice immediately released a statement condemning the police violence. “This is just another example of cops abusing their power. We have the right to peacefully assemble and question those in positions of power. Tonight, Philly police responded with arrests and threats of arrest,” said Deandra Jefferson.The Philly Coalition for REAL Justice is demanding the release of the name of the officer who shot Brandon Tate-Brown and of the police tapes that show the killing, as well as that all charges be dropped against those arrested.The movement against racist police brutality will continue until the killer cops are jailed and justice is won for Brandon Tate-Brown and all victims of police brutality. Now the struggle includes justice for the “Philly 10” and all those whose democratic rights are stolen and abused by police.Williams is one of the 10 people targeted and arrested by Philadelphia police at the March 19 Town Hall.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Homepage BannerNews By admin – August 9, 2016 A Donegal Senator has claimed that there are more than 15,000 Donegal people on hospital waiting lists.Out of the 15,000, almost 4,500 of whom have been waiting for more than 9 monthsSenator Padraig MacLochlainn says it has been well documented that Letterkenny University Hospital has been seriously neglected through the years.He is demanding a clear plan from Government for investment in the public health system to address this ongoing crisis:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/padraighhospitals.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Pinterest Over 15,000 on Donegal’s hospital waiting lists – Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Google+ Facebook Previous articleRoad closed following two vehicle collision near LettermacawardNext articleIreland defeat England B at home International Snooker tournament in leeds admin 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th
No Rationale In Retiring High Court Judges At 62; Increase Number Of Working Days Of Judges To Combat Pendency: Parliamentary Standing Committee
News UpdatesNo Rationale In Retiring High Court Judges At 62; Increase Number Of Working Days Of Judges To Combat Pendency: Parliamentary Standing Committee Akshita Saxena16 March 2021 10:33 PMShare This – xGiven the mounting pendency of cases in Indian High Courts and the time taken by the authorities in appointment of Judges, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice has expressed that there is a need to revisit the age of retirement of High Court judges. In the 107th Report on Demand for Grants for the Law Ministry for 2020-2021,…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?LoginGiven the mounting pendency of cases in Indian High Courts and the time taken by the authorities in appointment of Judges, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice has expressed that there is a need to revisit the age of retirement of High Court judges. In the 107th Report on Demand for Grants for the Law Ministry for 2020-2021, the Committee chaired by BJP MP Bhupendar Yadav, and composed by 27 other MPs as its members including Senior Advocates Vivek Tanka and P Wilson said, “When Judges of Supreme Court can work upto 65 years of age, there is no rationale in retiring the High Court Judges at 62, and therefore, reiterates and recommends the [Law & Justice] Department to raise the age of retirement of High Courts judges from 62 to 65 years so that there is uniform age of retirement in both Supreme Court and High Courts.”[In June 2019, then Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi had requested the Prime Minister to take steps to raise the retirement of High Court judges as 65 years.] It may be noted that the retirement age in different Tribunals has also been increased up to 70 years for Chairman and 65 years for Members. In its report, the Committee expressed concern over the declining rate of judicial appointments in the country, invariably leading to increased number of pending cases. As per the data supplied by the Committee: Appointment of High Court judges has gone down from 126 in 2016 to only 66 in the year 2020, which is a decrease of 52 percent (approx.) over appointment made in the year 2016.4 High Courts including the those at Gauhati, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand were functioning without a Chief Justice as on December 31, 2020.In High Courts, approximately 39% posts of Judges are vacant.As against the approved strength of 1080 Judges in High Courts, only 661 are in position with 419 vacancies.Highest numbers of judges’ vacancies are in the High Court of Allahabad (64), Calcutta (40), Punjab and Haryana (37), Delhi (31), Patna (31) and Bombay (30). As against the retirement of 69 High Court judges in the year 2020, only 66 Judges were appointed in various High CourtsAs compared to February 1, 2020, the vacancy positions of Judges increased by 2.09% as on February 1, 2021— which is 5.63% in the Allahabad High Court, 11.11% in the Calcutta High Court, 7.54% in the Madhya Pradesh High Court, 7.55% in the Patna High Court and 8.24% in the Punjab & Haryana High Court. The Committee notes several reasons for decline in the appointment rate such as time line for appointments are rarely adhered to by the Executive and the Judiciary. For instance, the Committee noted— High Courts are not initiating the proposal for appointment of Judges as per the Memorandum of Procedure; there is a delay upto 6 years in some High Courts in filling the vacancies. [As against 419 vacancies in the High Courts, 208 recommendations were received by the Law and Justice Department and 211 recommendations are yet to be received from High Courts Collegiums.] Overall, the average time taken for appointment of Judges in High Courts is between 5-7 months! Another reason for the delay is high rate of rejection by the Collegiums. In this context the Committee noted that the Supreme Court Collegium rejects about 40-50% recommendations made by the High Court Collegiums. In this backdrop the Report stated, “The Committee notes that there are still a large number of vacancies of Judges in High Courts. The Committee had also taken note of the problem in its previous Reports. It is of the view that justice delivery system in the country is moving towards a stage, where both vacancy positions of judges and pendency of cases are increasing year after year and this state of affairs may erode the trust of public on the justice delivery system. The Committee strongly recommends that existing vacancy positions of judges need to be filled up immediately and the vacancies arising in future should be filled strictly as per the extant guidelines. The Committee also recommends the Department to request all the stakeholders, including High Court Collegiums, to expedite the process of initiation of recommendations so that appointments are not delayed.” With respect to Supreme Court, the Committee has informed that about 12% posts of Judges remain vacant. On top of it, as against retirement of 3 Judges in the year 2020, no appointment has been made. Also Read: Over 400 Judicial Vacancies In Indian High Courts; Four In Supreme Court And 31 In Delhi HC: Law Ministry Tells Lok Sabha Regional Supreme Court Benches In the instant report, the Committee has reiterated the need for setting up of Supreme Court Benches in other parts of the country, with a view to providing justice to the poor, for whom it is impossible to visit the national capital. It said, “This Committee in its Second, Sixth, Fifteenth, Twentieth and Twenty Sixth Reports on the Demands for Grants of the Ministry of Law and Justice had recommended for setting up of Benches of the Supreme Court in Southern, Western and Eastern parts of the country on the premise that it is not possible for the people living in far-flung and remote areas to come to the National Capital for seeking justice for various reasons. The Committee directs the Department to submit its considered view on the matter for its consideration.” Related Reports: Vice President Bats For Regional Benches Of Supreme CourtAmend Article 130 To Establish Regional Benches of SC: Sr Adv P Wilson Writes To Law Minister RS PrasadIdea Of Establishment Of SC Bench Outside Delhi Has Not Found Favour With Supreme Court: Law Ministry Pendency As per the data supplied by the Committee, there are 4.34 crore cases pending in country, which includes 3.77 crore in Subordinate Courts, 57 lakh (approx.) in High Courts and 66,000 (approx.) in the Supreme Court as on 28th February, 2021. Members of the Committee felt that the huge pendency of cases at all levels of judicial hierarchy can be dealt by increasing the number of working days of judges. Socio-economic diversity on Bench The Committee has expressed an opinion that composition of higher judiciary should reflect the socio-economic diversity and inclusiveness and accordingly, it has recommended that the Department should submit its considered view to the Committee on the matter such as social diversity statistics in the appointment in Higher Judiciary to provide effective representation. Also Read: Govt Has Requested To Consider Members From SC/ ST/ OBC Communities, Minorities & Women For Appointment as HC Judges: Law Ministry Note: The Department of Justice has been allocated Rs. 1266.42 crore for the coming Financial Year, which also includes provision of Rs. 200 crore under National Mission for Safety of Women for establishment of Fast Track Special Courts. Click Here To Read/ Download Full ReportNext Story
Don McClean, famous for the song “American Pie,” is new to the summer concerts at the Music Pier. (Photo courtesy City of Ocean City) Ocean City’s popular Summer Concert Series on the Music Pier announces two new acts for the 2020 season: Don McLean with opening act Al Stewart (August 17) and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes (July 6).Tickets go on sale Thursday, Feb. 20 for both these shows with a special pre-sale (use code BRE) 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19.McLean is best known for his eight-and-a-half minute epic sing-along “American Pie,” and Stewart hit it big in the 1970s with tracks like “Year of the Cat” and “Time Passages.” Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes are icons of the Jersey Shore music scene and are still rocking with soulful guitars and blistering horns.The Summer Concert Series is nearly complete, and tickets are on sale now for eight different shows. The series brings popular rock and contemporary music acts to the stage usually on Monday nights throughout the summer.Performer Al Stewart will open for Don McClean. (Photo courtesy City of Ocean City)Ticket sales are open for the following shows: Get The Led Out: A perennial favorite tribute to Led Zeppelin. 7 p.m. Monday, June 22. Tickets Los Lobos and Alejandro Escovedo: This L.A. band blends rock, Tex-Mex, zydeco and blues with hits like “La Bamba”. 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 23. Tickets Judy Collins and Arlo Guthrie: Two folk legends share the stage in Ocean City. 7 p.m. Monday, June 29. Tickets Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes: Jersey Shore rockers return to the Music Pier after a sold-out show in 2017. 7 p.m. Monday, July 6. TicketsKiller Queen: The premier Queen tribute featuring Patrick Myers as Freddie Mercury. 7 p.m. Monday, July 13. TicketsStraight No Chaser: An a cappella group with a wide repertoire and viral appeal. 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 20. TicketsDon McLean with special guest Al Stewart: Two iconic songwriters team up to bring back songs from the ’70s and more. 7 p.m. Monday, August 17. TicketsMarshall Tucker Band and Pure Prairie League: Bands who helped invent Southern rock and country rock. 7 p.m. Monday, August 24. TicketsTickets for these shows are available only through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com. If these shows are not sold out before then, a limited number of tickets may be available through the Music Pier Box Office in the spring. The Music Pier is on the Boardwalk at Moorlyn Terrace.The fashion show is April 3.TICKETS ON SALE FOR GIRLS WEEKEND FASHION SHOWTickets are on sale now for the popular annual Girls Weekend Fashion Show. The show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, April 3, and this year moves to a larger venue at PLAAY Fitness and Yoga at 910 Asbury Avenue.The event features clothes and accessories for sale in Ocean City’s retail shops and modeled by locals of all ages, including members of City Council. The lighthearted event will be catered by local restaurants. Advance tickets ($20) are required. They will be for sale:At the Route 52 Causeway Welcome CenterAt the City Hall Welcome Center (9th Street entrance at 861 Asbury Avenue)At Ta-Dah (1040 Asbury Ave.), Making Waves (836 Asbury Ave.), 7th Street Surf Shop (720 Asbury Ave.) or the Sneaker Shop (704 Asbury Ave.)Online through the Girls Weekend Blog: www.oceancityvacation.com/blog/girlsweekend2020.Hotel and accommodations specials have been announced, and classes and activities will be following in the next few weeks. Follow updates on the Girls Weekend Facebook event page or on the event blog at oceancityvacation.com.ALSO COMING UP MARKET MADNESS (March 7): Boardwalk and downtown merchants in Ocean City will offer discounts on favorite local merchandise, goods and attractions at a new event planned for Saturday, March 7. “Market Madness” will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the historic Flanders Hotel. Parking will be free, and food will be available for purchase a la carte.U.S. AIR FORCE BAND (March 15): Enjoy a free concert by the brass ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Heritage of America Band. The show will feature orchestral transcriptions, patriotic favorites, jazz standards, new compositions and distinctive arrangements. You must reserve tickets for this free concert by visiting oceancityvacation.com/boxoffice, stopping by an Ocean City Welcome Center or calling 609-399-6111. General admission seating. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.
Greencore has announced it does not intend to make a revised offer for Northern Foods, following an announcement last week that it was still considering its options.In November 2010, food manufacturers Greencore and Northern Foods agreed on the terms of a recommended merger, which would have seen the creation of one of the largest convenience food businesses in the UK and Ireland.However a counter bid by Boparan Holdings was subsequently backed by the board at Northern Foods over the Greencore deal.In January the boards of BH Acquisitions (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boparan Holdings Limited) and Northern Foods announced that they had reached agreement on the terms of a unanimously recommended cash offer of 73 pence per Northern Foods share, to acquire the entire issued, and to be issued, ordinary share capital of Northern Foods.Greencore said that, over the past few weeks, it had been working with a partner in order to agree a simultaneous sale of certain Northern Foods branded businesses, which was intended to provide funding and allow Greencore to acquire only the parts of the Northern Foods business with the greatest synergy potential.“This relatively complex structure required a range of stakeholders to reach agreement,” explained Greencore. “However, after substantial investigation, the board has determined that an improved offer could not be concluded on terms which would deliver sufficiently strong returns to Greencore shareholders.”As of 2 March, Boparan had received valid acceptances from Northern Foods’ shareholders in respect of 107,933,805 Northern Foods shares, which represents approximately 23.03% of the existing issued ordinary share capital of the firm.>>Greencore’s food-to-go sales up>>Northern awaits Boparan bid details>>Northern Foods and Greencore announce merger