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Sales of cars had already pretty much halved in the first three months of 2020 compared to last year, forcing the company to report a pre-tax loss of near-£119m!Yes, a looming recession is unlikely to stop those actually capable of buying the cars from doing so, but the firm’s tendency to burn through cash is sufficient to make me think that moving into a higher gear may take a very long time, if it happens at all. The recent securing of £500m in emergency funding will help, but it may not be enough to get the company really motoring. Good money will have been made on Aston Martin shares in recent days. Despite this, I’m concerned that this momentum may be lost as traders bank profits and drive away. Buyers beware!A better Foolish betIf you’re in the market for a luxury brand right now, I’d opt for a company with a better track record of making money for its owners. While admittedly biased (I hold the stock), I think FTSE 100 giant Burberry (LSE: BRBY) is a great example.Now, don’t get me wrong — I’m not saying that Burberry isn’t in a tight spot itself. Like a huge number of businesses, the company has seen sales falling off a cliff thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Guidance on FY21 numbers has been pulled, dividends have been shelved and the company has had to find additional ways of saving cash where it can. But contrast Aston’s pre-virus performance with that of Burberry. Trading at the latter before the outbreak was strong with sales in the year to 28 March “ahead of expectations“. It also reported having £887m in cash on the balance sheet a week or so ago.Sure, things could be difficult for a while. Another market crash certainly isn’t beyond the realms of possibility. At 26% below its mid-February price though, I’d say at least some of this bad news is priced in. This is why I’ve been adding to my holding over the last few weeks.Given that sales of luxury goods tend to recover quickly from recessions, I’m confident that Burberry can emerge a stronger company. There could be some volatility yet to come, but those intent on holding for years rather than months should still end up with a great result. Paul Summers | Saturday, 30th May, 2020 | More on: AML BRBY I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. 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Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook For journalists The Foreign Ministers of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States of America met today in Warsaw to discuss the situation in Yemen.The Ministers reiterated their commitment to a comprehensive political solution to the conflict in Yemen and their endorsement of the agreements reached in Sweden by the Yemeni parties in December 2018. The Ministers also welcomed the adoption of UNSCR 2451 and UNSCR 2452, which support the implementation of these agreements and build on the political framework set out in UNSCR 2216, the Gulf Co-operation Council Initiative and the National Dialogue Conference outcomes. In this regard, the Ministers reiterated their full support for the tireless efforts of the UN Special Envoy.The Ministers called on the Yemeni parties to rapidly and fully implement the agreements reached in December 2018 for the sake of the Yemeni people. In this regard, the Ministers welcomed the preliminary agreement reached on the deployment of forces in Hodeidah by the Redeployment Coordination Committee (RCC) and call on the Houthis and the Government of Yemen to confirm their agreement to this plan and to work urgently with the RCC and the UN Mission to support the Hodeidah Agreement (UNMHA) to implement the mutual redeployment of forces from the city of Hodeidah and the ports of Hodeidah, Salif and Ras Issa in compliance with their obligations. The Ministers stressed that there should be no further delaying tactics with regards to implementation of the Hodeidah Agreement. The Ministers agreed to monitor the situation, coordinate closely and meet again if there are any further delays.The Ministers called on the Yemeni parties in their areas of control, in particular the Houthis who still control the ports of Hodeidah, Salif and Ras Isa, to ensure the security and safety of UNMHA personnel, and to facilitate the unhindered and expeditious movement into and within Yemen of personnel, equipment, provisions and essential supplies in accordance with UNSCR 2452. In this regard, the Ministers expressed concern about the bureaucratic impediments puts in place by the Houthis which are hampering UNMHA’s vital work. The Ministers also called on the Yemeni parties to redouble their efforts to finalise arrangement for implementation of the prisoner exchange agreement and to establish the Taiz Joint Coordination Committee.The Ministers also discussed Iran’s de-stabilising effect on Yemen, through the illicit provision of finance, ballistic missiles and advanced weaponry to the Houthis, and in the wider region. In this regard, the Ministers noted the UN Panel of Experts’ finding that Iran has provided advanced weaponry to the Houthis in violation of UNSCR 2216 and UNSCR 2231. In this regard, the Ministers strongly condemned the Houthi drone attack of 19 January 2019 on Al-Anad airport. The Ministers underlined that the firing of ballistic missiles and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles by Houthi forces into neighbouring countries posed threats to regional security and prolonged the conflict. The Ministers expressed full support for Saudi Arabia and its legitimate national security concerns and called for an immediate end to such attacks by Houthi forces and their allies. In efforts to reduce illicit fuel imports by the Houthis, the Ministers discussed steps to curb activity facilitating Iranian oil flows whist at the same time, ensuring fuel flows through Red Sea ports.The Ministers also discussed the urgent humanitarian crisis which the conflict has created and reiterated the importance of stabilising the economy; keeping food and fuel coming into the country and supporting economic Confidence Building Measures as part of the peace process. In this regard, the Ministers welcomed the deposit of $2.2 billion by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the Central Bank of Yemen, their financial contribution to oil derivatives and the $570 million contribution paid by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates to tackle food security and pay teachers’ salaries. The Ministers also welcomed the Government of Yemen’s determination to resume regular payment of the salaries of civil servants, teachers and health workers across the country and called on the Houthis to cooperate with this process. In light of recent reports of illegal interference in the operations of a number of local banks in Sana’a and the areas of banking staff, the Ministers condemned these actions and firmly request the Houthis to lift the imposed regulations on local banks in Sana’a which impede commercial imports and desperately needed humanitarian assistance. The Ministers also encourage the Government of Yemen to continue to issue letters of credits to all major food importers, making the process clearer and quicker.The Ministers agreed that there is a window of opportunity to end the conflict in Yemen and to redouble their efforts to reach a political solution.Further information Media enquiries Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Email [email protected]
Mithali Raj has played 85 T20Is in a career which began in 2006.Mithali has 2283 runs, more than Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.Mithali was left out of the 2018 World T20 semi-final against England. highlights The right-hander had scored two fifties and was in good form but in the crunch semi-final against England, she was dropped from the playing XI and India lost the match to crash out of the tournament. Afterwards, there were murmurs that Mithali was apparently dropped due to her slow scoring rate and sluggish fielding.Following the omission, Mithali’s manager lashed out at skipper Harmanpreet stating, “The kind of favouritism that has been shown is very apparent. I think everybody can see the kind of favouritism that is being shown to certain members of the team.” The fall-out from Mithali’s omission saw some major changes. Mithali lashed out at the-then coach Ramesh Powar and also at Diana Edulji, the head of the Committee of Administrators.“For the first time in a 20 year long career, I felt deflated, depressed and let down. I am forced to think if my services to my country are of any value to a few people in power who are out to destroy me and break my confidence,” Mithali had wrote on her Twitter handle.Powar’s tenure was not renewed and WV Raman was selected as the new coach of the Indian women’s cricket team for the tour of New Zealand. India will play three Twenty20 Internationals against England starting in March in Barsapara, Assam. New Delhi: Mithali Raj is the pillar of the India women’s cricket team. In her 20-year career, she has played in 200 ODIs. In Twenty20 Internationals, she has featured in 85 matches in 13 years since making her debut against England in Derby in 2006. However, in the current tour of New Zealand, there are reports emerging that the 36-year-old could call time on her international career following the end of the England series which will take place in March 2019 in India. In the first T20I against the White Ferns in Westpac stadium, Wellington, Mithali was not picked in the game and she handed her debut cap to youngster Priya Punia. The move is been seen as a symbol that the transition has begun.A senior BCCI official has told PTI that Mithali has understood the need for Harmanpreet Kaur to focus on building a side for the 2020 World Twenty20 and added the veteran deserved a warm and fitting send-off. “Mithali understands that skipper Harmanpreet Kaur will like to concentrate on building a team for the 2020 World T20 and that she is unlikely to feature in that tournament. It is still not sure whether she would like to play the full series against England or like former men’s team pacer Ashish Nehra, play the first game of the series and retire,” the official said.In 85 matches, Mithali has scored 2283 runs and scored 17 fifties at an average of 37 and a strike-rate of 96. She has more runs than Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma but in the last couple of months, Mithali was in the center of a major controversy during the 2018 World T20 which was held in the West Indies. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
It all started when a very emotional Ebola track “Ebola stay away from Africa” was aired on Hottfm 107.9 on “Disturbing the Peace’s” late night radio show.Nearly a hundred callers called in wanting to know more about the artist behind the song, and why Ebola mattered to him so much.Luckily, we were able to contact the Liberian performer who’s been contributing for many years of essential instrumentals, songs and hope for Liberian music.Prince Sherman Thomas, commonly known as ‘JustPrince’ is an artist worth talking about; he’s also the powerful voice behind the Ebola track. He’s been adding flavor to some of your favorite songs and working with some Gospel and R&B headliners.“I have been fortunate to work with big artists such as Jeff Majors and Trinitee 5-7. I was also on a production team for Whitney Houston. I am a member of Glorious Lamps International and we were privileged to be in a concert with Hezekiah Walker. And on a more international level, I have worked with Sonnie Badu and the Prophet Seth Bah,” JustPrince says.What’s important in this deadly Ebola fight knowing that spirited people such as JustPrince feels the pain of those who have been affected directly. According to him, he came out with the emotional track “Ebola stay away from Africa” after learning he had also lost a relative to the deadly disease.“I became inspired to do the Ebola song following the death of my cousin Sharon Washington from the virus. In my grief, the words “Ebola stay away from Africa” came to me and I immediately got up around two in the morning and went to the studio to record it,” he shared.Though many Liberians have stories to tell about their own experiences, we hope that one-day they all will be told. While Ebola is said to be slowly winding down in these parts, there’s another battle to be fought: the fact that many Liberians at home and abroad are being stigmatized.“Ebola has affected me as a Liberian who is here in America because it’s my home and day by day I am hearing and watching my fellow country men and women passing away. Food is said to be scarce because the markets can’t open. I personally still have family back home whom I’m unable to protect. I would like to encourage all those in Africa who have been plagued by the Ebola virus to stay prayerful, continue to trust in GOD who is the master healer. It may not seem like it right now, but Ebola will pass,” he says.JustPrince has been musically gifted for quite awhile, and has his own story to tell. The strong spirit that can be felt through his voice in his Ebola track doesn’t just come from deep within. But the force in his lyrics comes from a past that he didn’t mind sharing with LIB LIFE.“As an artist in the gospel spectrum, I reflect back from time to time on some of the things God has allowed me to go through,” he narrates. “I started to play the piano at a very young age and over time I was given many opportunities for my skills to grow. But as a young child, I became seriously ill. I was so sick that I was literally knocking on death’s door, but GOD healed me.“I chose to be a gospel artist because I grew up in a Christian home. Over the years God has done many great things in my life. For instance, during the war, one of the rebel soldiers wanted to execute me and again GOD delivered me,” he testified.Meanwhile, JustPrince has made a lot of hearts warmer through his Ebola track. He has helped many to cope with the reality of the damage caused by Ebola when it’s eradicated. He’s also helping to develop the capacities of other Liberian musical artists. The latest about to grow under his tutelage will be the Liberian gospel vocal powerhouse, Bernice Blackie, who is presently in the USA.“I have had the great pleasure in giving back to the Liberian community musically and the joy of building up artists and watching them grow into their GOD given potential.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Click here if you’re unable to view this gallery on your mobile device. When the Raiders host the Chiefs Sunday, it will be the last time the Coliseum has an NFL game with a dirt baseball infield. The Raiders leave town after Week 2 and aren’t back until Nov. 3 against the Detroit Lions. The World Series concludes Oct. 30, so even if the Athletics were to win at home in seven games, there would be enough time to get an all grass field ready for the remainder of the Raiders’ NFL home season.W …
6 February 2013The state of South Africa’s economy and the implementation of the country’s National Development Plan will top the agenda at the special four-day Cabinet meeting which began in Pretoria on Tuesday.“It is at this meeting that we are hoping we will be able to discuss the implementation of the National Development Plan, with the understanding that the plan in some areas calls for tough decisions to be taken,” Minister for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Collins Chabane told reporters at the start of the meeting.The meeting comes at a time when there is uncertainty in the country’s mining sector, with platinum giant Amplats reporting a R6.3-billion loss and facing the threat of retrenchments.However, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu moved to allay fears of instability in the sector when she told the 2013 Mining Indaba in Cape Town on Tuesday that South Africa was committed to creating a thriving and successful mining industry.She pointed out that the number of mines had increased from 993 in 2004 to 1 600 to date, while associated revenue grew from R98-billion in the same year to R370-billion by the end of 2011.Chabane could not say whether the situation in the mining sector would form part of discussions in the Cabinet meeting, only saying the extended meeting would discuss ways of sustaining economic growth, with a particular focus on the upcoming BRICS summit to be hosted by South Africa for the first time.Source: SANews.gov.za
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool midfielder Wijnaldum: No pressure to score goalsby Paul Vegas24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum says he doesn’t feel pressure to score goals.Wijnaldum netted for the first time since his double against Barcelona in Saturday’s hard-fought win over Sheffield United, but says he feels no responsibility to chip in with goals.“No, I don’t really think about that,” he said. “Everyone is responsible. We try to put everyone in a position to score, but it’s not always easy to go into the box.“Sometimes there are enough people in the box during an attack, so you have to stay out. We just try and mix everything up.”
dan patrick texas shaka smartThis past Thursday, Texas officially hired Shaka Smart away from VCU to replace Rick Barnes, who spent 17 season in Austin. In the days since, Smart has been on a bit of a media tour to talk about the move, along with how he plans to turn the Longhorns into an elite squad. Monday, he joined Dan Patrick to chat about his experience so far.In the below clip, Smart talks about how he was offered the job, how he plans on succeeding at a “football school”, and how he’s willing to eventually develop a hatred for Oklahoma. Check it out:Smart inherits a team that underachieved a bit this past year, so he’s going to need to restore faith in the program. It sounds like he’s up for the task.
Advertisement Login/Register With: Advertisement Facebook Of all the legendary concert venues in Toronto, Nirvanna the Band frontmen Matt Johnson and Jay McCarrol are interested in playing a show at only one: the Rivoli, a Queen St. W. club known these days for its standup comedy scene and cavernous pool hall.In fact, playing a show at the Rivoli is entirely the premise of Nirvanna the Band the Show, Johnson and McCarrol’s hilarious new “semi-scripted” television series that’s to debut weekly on Viceland on Feb. 2 and on City in March.“It’s unanswerable why these guys want to play at the Rivoli,” says real-life Johnson, the director of the show, who plays a hyperactive version of himself in Nirvanna. “Nobody could give you an answer. It’s not like they need to play the Silver Dollar and it’s not like they need to play Massey Hall. Either of those would have seemed stupid, but the Rivoli, for whatever reason . . . ”