Is the William Hill share price a bad bet? Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Karl Loomes | Thursday, 1st October, 2020 | More on: WMH “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Takeover bids are usually good news for a stock. Offering a premium to market price means current shareholders benefit. Meanwhile, the fact that a company sees value in another is a good sign for it more fundamentally. It was natural then, that the William Hill (LSE: WMH) share price jumped more than 40% when news emerged that Caesars Entertainment was interested in the company.At the time, this was particularly positive as the company had already seen interest from Apollo Global Management. The problem for fresh investors now however, is that the William Hill share price no longer offers any premium.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…An offer you can’t refuse It may seem strange that a casino giant like Caesars Entertainment could be interested in a humble British bookmaker. For some of us, it’s hard to associate the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas with the smoke-filled rooms of the local bookie.But the interest comes about after legislation changes in the US a few years ago that legalised sports betting. Rather than trying to build this new industry themselves, US firms have imported that model ready-made instead.Caesars already had a joint venture in place with William Hill. This allowed the bookie exclusive rights to sports betting in its casinos in exchange for a 20% stake in William Hill’s US arm. But this joint venture causes shareholders a potential problem.Caesars has said that if it accepts an offer from rival Apollo, it will cut its venture with the UK bookmaker. This in effect has allowed it to offer a muted bid, low-balling the William Hill share price. Yes, the £2.9bn offer was an 81% premium to the three-month average share price, but almost all analysts agree this is low.William Hill share price: further room to rise?The William Hill share price has been trading above Caesars’ 272p offer price all week. This is natural, given that Apollo has also shown interest and online gambling company 888 is interested in William Hill’s European business if a deal goes through.Unfortunately though, William Hill’s JV with Caesars may consign other offers very much to the back seat. Losing its sports book presence in the US may not be worth the hassle.Indeed, the William Hill board has recommended to shareholders that they accept the Caesars offer. For it to go through, 75% of shareholders will need to approve the deal.Most analysts agree the bid falls somewhat short of its true value, it is hard to see how the company has much choice. Add the fact that the future of its UK and European businesses would see greater uncertainty, I think this is a stock worth avoiding for now.If we had got in a few months back we may have made some money here, but for me the William Hill share price is just not offering much potential upside today. Karl has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here TAGSAutomobileNew Year’s ResolutionsNew Years 2019 Previous articleBiggest Story of 2018: Nelson elected Mayor of ApopkaNext articleA dream for more in South Apopka Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 New Years 2019At the beginning of the year, people tend to make new year’s resolutions, the tradition is one that has been around for about 4,000 years, since the Babylonians. While often times our resolutions are health or even finance-related, there are other things that we can improve in our lives as well, like taking care of our house or even our car. Cars are a big investment and we rely heavily on the ability to drive places, so here are 5 new year’s resolutions for your vehicle you should try in 2019.1. Check-upsLike us humans visit our doctors for regular check-ups and physicals, our vehicles need regular maintenance too. This includes replacing filters, getting oil changes, adding performance and fuel enhancements and cleaners, rotating and balancing the tires, checking fluid levels and more. Doing maintenance like this extends the life of your vehicle, keeps your gas mileage high, and reduces emissions, which protects our environment. In the long run, regular check-ups save you money. as it reduces the amount of unexpected repairs you might experience.2. CleaningsOur cars need regular cleaning. Washing the outside of the car and applying the proper protectants keeps the paint looking shiny and new and cleaning the interior windows, dashes, and upholstery keeps our vehicle in good condition.3. Drive SafelyOne of the most important things for our personal health is being safe. It’s obvious, but our car’s personal health is dependent upon us being a safe driver. Whether it means following the speed limit, being observant of others around us, paying attention to the road, not using devices while driving, or even not driving in hazardous conditions when possible, being a safe driver means that our cars maintain their beautiful physique and everyone inside remains safe and intact.4. Know Your VehicleAgain, your car is a big investment, so get to know it. This plays into the previous three resolutions – knowing your vehicle makes maintaining the car easier for the owner. Know your car’s history, abide by the instructions in the manual, keep records of work done on your car. Paying attention to the way your car functions and knowing when something seems off can help you deal with any repairs needed and possibly even save you money if a problem is recognized early on.5. Let it Go (if necessary)While we may be get attached to our vehicle, know when its time to say goodbye. If the cost of maintenance and repairs are more than the actual value of the car, then it’s time to find a new vehicle and stop wasting money. Buying a new vehicle will not only often save you money in gas, but also in maintenance and repair costs. In some cases, it may even lower the cost of your insurance. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Architects: Nakhshab Development and Design Area Area of this architecture project Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/960730/pine-needles-residence-ndd Clipboard “COPY” Pine Needles Residence / NDDSave this projectSavePine Needles Residence / NDD Manufacturers: Apparatus Studio, Cle Tile, Heath Ceramics, Lennox, Rich Brilliant Willing, Atlas Elevator, Breccia Capraia Kitchen Countertop, Calacatta Master Bathroom Countertop, Conrete Collaborative, Densglass, Dixieline, Eco Tile, Geneva Flooring, Giulio Tanini Spa, Hanwha, Marmol Export, Navien, Pentalquartz Bathroom Countertop, Radford Overhead DoorsArchitecture:Soheil NakhshabEngineering:Coffey EngineeringLandscape:L &M LandscapeHVAC:Aireforce Heating & AirCustom Millwork:William WashburnPool:Judd Pool ConstructionCity:Del MarCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Darren BradleyRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40DoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20WoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. The Pine Needles Residence pays homage to the original mid-century era style of architecture infused with today’s modern elements: post and beam construction, multiple atriums to bring in natural light, floor-to-ceiling glass, and built-in furniture are just some of the unique features you will find here. The home’s most prevalent highlight is the natural connections between indoor and outdoor spaces. Each room has a direct view of or access to the ethereal beauty of the Torrey Pine tree- and sandstone-filled lot. The best of both worlds—although it’s located only a few blocks from the ocean, it feels like a cozy abode nestled deep within a dreamy forest.Save this picture!© Darren BradleySave this picture!Plan – First floorSave this picture!© Darren BradleyWhile the City of Del Mar maintains one of the most stringent design review processes in the county in order to preserve the natural aesthetic and charm of the small beach community, Nakhshab was up for the challenge. His preference for proportional, sustainable design satisfied the City’s guidelines as well as those of the adjacent property owners, allowing him to achieve project approval in a fraction of the time it typically demands.Save this picture!© Darren BradleySave this picture!© Darren BradleySave this picture!© Darren BradleyThe details were meticulously pored over. The goal was to create clean lines and transitions between the materials throughout the home, and it netted some unique and elegant results. At NDD, we believe that structural design is as beautiful as it is necessary. Our structural details become part of the architecture of the building, resulting in features like an exposed post and beam detailing, exposed masonry block walls, and more.Save this picture!© Darren BradleySave this picture!© Darren BradleyWhereas many designers expertly disguise or hide structural elements, we prefer to incorporate them into the finish of the home. The finished product is a 5,000 square foot LEED-certified two-story residence featuring four bedrooms, each with its own en suite full bath and private patio, and an additional two powder rooms, pool bathroom, and outdoor shower. The home also has an office, elevator, swimming pool and jacuzzi, firepit, two custom fireplaces, multiple decks, and a private laundry area. Our goal for the home was to create a comfortable, private space for all its residents and also to maximize the natural light and beauty of the property and its foliage.Save this picture!© Darren BradleyProject gallerySee allShow lessPardis Khaneh Apartments Building / Keivani ArchitectsSelected ProjectsHouse in the Trees / Estudio AlorasSelected Projects Share Photographs Area: 5400 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Projects Save this picture!© Darren Bradley+ 63Curated by Paula Pintos Share Houses CopyHouses•Del Mar, United States Pine Needles Residence / NDD United States CopyAbout this officeNakhshab Development and DesignOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookDel MarUnited StatesPublished on April 27, 2021Cite: “Pine Needles Residence / NDD” 27 Apr 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Melanie May | 18 September 2019 | News 503 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis33 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Advertisement Corporate partnerships will become increasingly important in the future with Macmillan and Boots having the most admired corporate partnerships this year, according to consultancy firm C&E Advisory’s 10th annual Corporate-NGO Partnerships Barometer 2019.The Boots UK – Macmillan Cancer Support partnership was praised by for its strategic fit, big impact, longevity, strong clear communications and mutual benefit, with previous winner, the GSK – Save the Children partnership, in second place this year, and Network Rail and Samaritans in the top three for the first time.Overall, the 2019 Corporate-NGO Partnerships Barometer shows that reputation and credibility remain top priorities for corporates, cited by 91%, while financial support is the primary driver for NGOs, cited by 100%. Both corporates (76%) and NGOs (79%) also rate innovation highly as a reason for partnering. However, showing the biggest year on year increases were long-term stability and impact for NGOs (up 19% on 2018 findings) and access to new markets for corporates, (up 18%).There was widespread acknowledgement too of the positive influence an NGO can have on its corporate partner, with around two-thirds of both NGOs and corporates agreeing that partnerships have helped to change the practices of the latter for the better.The Barometer also showed a continuing trend towards deeper, strategic partnerships with a focus on problem solving, and a strong upswing (25% YoY) in NGOs acknowledging the value of their corporate partners’ non-cash assets.Overall, the vast majority – 94% of corporate respondents and 93% of those from NGOs – see the role of partnerships as becoming more or much more important over the next three years, with over two-thirds of companies (67%) and 83% of NGOs expecting to increase or significantly increase their investment in cross-sector partnering over this time.Pressure on companies to demonstrate societal considerations, leveraging each other’s assets, brand enhancement & credibility are the likely key drivers.Over 100 businesses and NGOs participated in the Barometer including BP, Barclays, GSK, Big Issue Foundation, Marie Curie and Oxfam. Tagged with: corporate Corporate Social Responsibility 504 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis33 Corporate partnerships increasingly important for both sides, report shows
Twitter Pinterest Newsx Adverts Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter By News Highland – June 23, 2010 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Previous articleNew SF member coopted onto Buncrana Town CouncilNext articleBuncrana will connect to Project Kelvin – Tedstone News Highland The Business Watch security model which has been running in Letterkenny for a number of years is to be extended into other areas of Donegal. Plans to operate the model in Gweedore are at an advanced stage, with the Finn Valley also being considered as a venue.Meanwhile, Gardai and Letterkenny Chamber will host a Summer Crime Prevention seminar at the CoLab building on the Letterkenny Institute of Technology campus at 7 o’clock this evening.Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Paul Wallace says it’s important that all businesses review their security, and that’s an important element of the Business Watch model……..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/wally3pm.mp3[/podcast] Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Business Watch to be extended across Donegal WhatsApp Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+
Twitter Donegal Airport voted most scenic in the world for 3rd year Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme By News Highland – September 15, 2020 Pinterest Donegal Airport has been named the most scenic airport in the world for the third year.The airport tipped airports across the world to the post in Private Fly’s annual poll.One voter described it as ‘the most wonderful scenery in the world…’ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Previous articleCensus 2021 postponedNext articleMan questioned after video shows young girl driving truck in Tyrone News Highland Google+ Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th
View post tag: Defence View post tag: Canada Back to overview,Home naval-today Canada: Marport Deep Sea Technologies Inc Wins Multi-Million Major Defence Contract View post tag: technologies View post tag: Navy View post tag: deep Marport Deep Sea Technologies Inc., a leading developer of sonar technology for commercial and military applications, announced today that its subsidiary, Marport C-Tech Ltd., has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to manufacture helicopter dipping sonar modules for international defence contractor SELEX Galileo. The work will be carried out at Marport C-Tech facilities in Cornwall, Ontario. SELEX Galileo, a Finmeccanica company, is a major defense electronics company that specializes in airborne missions systems for surveillance, tracking, and targeting applications. It’s also the design authority and prime contractor of the OTS-90, the NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) sonic system selected to equip the NFH-90 Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) helicopter fleets of the Italian Navy and the Royal Netherlands Navy.“We are proud to be a supplier to SELEX Galileo and consider this contract to be an important win for Marport. Airborne ASW systems are likely to be the first line of defense against any major submarine threat over the next decade. This contract builds upon Marport’s many years of experience in supplying modules for helicopter dipping sonars,”said Karl Kenny, President & CEO of Marport.The OTS-90 is an advanced, integrated sonic system designed to maximize the probability for early detection and classification of underwater threats. The system’s dipping sonar is derived from the Helicopter Long Range Active Sonar (HELRAS) developed by L-3 Ocean Systems and some units are manufactured under license for the NFH-90 program. The low frequency system uses proprietary transducer and beam-forming technology to allow multiple boundary interactions and reduced reverberation contamination of the received signals. In addition to long range surveillance and search capability, it is also well suited to redetection, target localization and weapon delivery against deep and shallow water targets.Marport is also a sub-contractor to L-3 Ocean Systems and manufactures a variety of HELRAS system modules for the Canadian Navy’s CH-148 Maritime Helicopter program.According to market analyst Forecast International, the market for airborne ASW sensors is valued at $6.1 billion over the next 10 years. This growth reflects the fact that aviation assets remain the most mobile, flexible and cost-effective ASW systems available to the world’s navies.[mappress]Source: Marport, May 10, 2011; View post tag: Marport View post tag: Inc View post tag: sea View post tag: wins Canada: Marport Deep Sea Technologies Inc Wins Multi-Million Major Defence Contract View post tag: News by topic View post tag: contract View post tag: major View post tag: Naval May 10, 2011 Share this article View post tag: Multi-Million
Colorado music fans may have a new exciting festival on the way, according to a report in the Denver Post. Promoters AEG and festival producers Superfly are currently in talks with city and state representatives to make this happen, with scouts eyeing two locations in Denver and a third potential spot in an “undisclosed Colorado city.”Superfly is perhaps best known for their work on Bonnaroo, curating super jams and other unique musical experiences for the fans to enjoy. With someone like AEG supporting the event, this new festival is certainly poised to become one of the biggest in the nation.AEG’s David Erlich cited Outside Lands as an example of their overall goal, something that ornately curates music, food, drink and more for a complete experience. Denver Parks and Recreation staff have already begun meeting with their counterparts in San Francisco to get a better understanding of how Outside Lands work, as well. If all goes to plan, this could be set up by 2018.Let’s hope this new festival happens for all of our Colorado music lovers![Photo from Firefly Music Festival]
At the time when the apostle Paul was writing the letters that would become some of the earliest texts in the Christian scriptures, the world was “full of gods … almost a forest of statues,” according to Laura Nasrallah, professor of New Testament and early Christianity at the Harvard Divinity School.In addition to the Roman pantheon, in a move that elevated the power of the state and encouraged the faith of the masses, political leaders were often deified after their deaths — and all were on show in public statuary.“You really met a god on every street corner,” Nasrallah said.Understanding that Roman world of multiple gods, many cultures, political oppression, slavery, and economic inequality is critical to any in-depth appreciation of these earliest Christian texts, Nasrallah told a crowd of more than 60 members of the greater Allston-Brighton community at the Harvard Allston Education Portal.During her May 14 discussion, she encouraged the audience to consider the historical epistles in their cultural context — an effort she explores in “Letters of Paul,” a Harvard X course with more than 22,000 learners worldwide.“The letters of Paul are still relevant today: liturgically, as Western classics, and as ways of thinking about politics, ethnicity, or equality,” she said. “But it’s important to understand these letters as strangers” before accepting them as friends — to “puzzle out the meaning” of what Paul, and others like him, were trying to say, she said.“If there’s anyone who represents the threading together of important perspectives in new and creative ways to transform our view of the New Testament of early Christianity, it would be Laura,” said Robert A. Lue, professor of the practice of molecular and cellular biology, faculty director of the Ed Portal, and faculty director of HarvardX. “She investigates how these texts have had an impact not only on religious communities, but also the political landscape.”Nasrallah’s talk was part of HarvardX for Allston, an educational initiative that brings HarvardX content to the community with the added component of face-to-face interactions and discussion. It’s been a hit with the community; one Allston resident at the lecture, Mark Yoder, was a repeat visitor to the faculty series.“She did a very good job of trying to isolate some beginning, key topics,” he said of Nasrallah’s talk. “The questions that she’s raised and what she’s talking about are important issues. It was great.”“It’s a great thing for Harvard to direct its resources to make the richness of our world more accessible to the community, to provide spaces where members of those communities can enter into that scholarly debate quite smoothly,” Nasrallah said.