Coveney to head Greencore

first_imgFood group Greencore has announced that its chief executive, David Dilger, will retire in March and Patrick Coveney, currently chief financial officer, will succeed him from that date.Greencore chairman Ned Sullivan said Dilger, who is aged 51 and has been chief executive for 12 years, had successfully transformed Greencore into one of Europe’s leading convenience foods producers, overcoming enormous challenges along the way.”In doing so, he has demonstrated vision, clarity of direction and unrelenting personal commitment to achieve our business objectives,” said Sullivan. He had seen the company change from being an agri-business involved in sugar production to a convenience food business and property development company.Coveney joined Greencore in 2005 as chief financial officer. He was appointed to the board in September of that year.last_img read more

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Gold Coast property experts warn not to skip important step when buying a house

first_imgKollosche Broadbeach agent Eddie Wardale said building and pest inspections were critical for buyers and advised sellers to have one completed. “It is vital buyers get their own done and it’s good practice that sellers all get a building and pest done before they go on to the market to eliminate any problems,” he said. Mr Wardale said the biggest concerns to look out for were termites and structural damage or the more common issue of leaks. The service can cost between $350-$800 for a Gold Coast property. A report conducted for ME Bank last year found buyers were spending less than 60 minutes inspecting a property. Almost 60 per cent of 1000 property owners surveyed had bought their home after spending less than an hour reviewing it, the analysis revealed. The bank also recently found an estimated one-in-four homes in Australia would be invaded by destructive pests, like termites, at some stage. “Make no mistake people, the termites are here in plague proportions on the Gold Coast,” Mr Henderson said. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:52Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to lose money investing01:53 MORE NEWS: Costal town snatches title of Australia’s most expensive from Sydney Gold Coast experts are urging house hunters to have a building and pest inspection done on the property they are looking to buy. Real Estate Institute of Queensland Gold Coast chairman Andrew Henderson said building and pest inspections were a must. He said the decline in the number of buyers conducting inspections could be due to an increase in home renovations. “We have been through a big phase of renovations being popular and buyers probably don’t feel it is as necessary,” Mr Henderson said. “Building and pest reports can provide buyers with peace of mind when they make one of the largest financial commitments they ever make.“A good building inspector will protect you from making an expensive mistake by uncovering hidden building faults and they let you know estimated costings for any repair works that need to be done.” MORE NEWS: Mansion fetches more than $4 million under the hammercenter_img There’s one important step you should never miss when buying a house. Experts are warning Gold Coast house hunters to have a building and pest inspection when buying a property. They say buyers can sometimes skip important steps in their house hunting “to do’’ list, which could be a costly mistake once they have signed on the dotted line. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoMr Henderson said the cost of the service could range anywhere from $350 to $800. “Make sure the building inspector will let you join them on the site,” he said. “Examining the property with an expert beside you lets you get a clearer picture of what you are in for and will help you make the wisest decision.”last_img read more

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United Rebel Sprint Series making Thunder Through the Plains stop at 81

first_imgHe scored a marquee event as the tour will join the Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All-Star Circuit of Champi­ons appearance at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kan., on Sunday, June 7.  This $700 to win, $200 to start event for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars will be only the second race on the 2020 race season that has suffered through event cancelations and plenty of reschedul­ing. Two-time and defending series champion Zach Blurton won the season opener this past Saturday night at Salina Speedway. By David Smith, Jr., OKTidbits PARK CITY, Kan. – Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing president Rick Salem has been busy. With counties and states slowly reopening, he has been on the phone contacting track promoters to give his “Rebels” a chance to hit the track. center_img Founded in 2006, this 81 Speedway appearance will be just the sixth time the series has ap­peared at the 3/8-mile oval in its 15-year history.  Past winners include: Jake Martens (2019), Tan­ner Conn (2019), Jason Martin (2018), Chris Kelly (2017) and Brian Herbert (2008).  Tickets must be purchased online at www.race81speedway.com. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. with All Star time trials slated for a 7 p.m. start time.last_img read more

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Cellcom Selects 10 Winners for World Cup, Brazil

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The winners include Korto Williams, Henry Ashitey, John Boley, Celestine Poney, Jackson Musa, Dan Angelo George, Jeremiah Johnson, Wonder Freeman,  CharaFeddine V. Camille and Sateyea Quaye. Cellcom Telecommunications has announced the ten lucky winners who will get to travel to Brazil for an all-expense paid trip to experience the World Cup live.  The winners were announced at an extravagant outdoor concert held at the Cellcom headquarters on the Capital Bypass.  The trip to Brazil promotion is the third of its kind that Cellcom has implemented in the last several months.  Cellcom recently sent ten winners to New York and Casablanca, while 5 lucky couples spent a week in Ivory Coast and Paris.   The trip to Brazil promotion allows the ten winners to travel to Brazil with airfare, accommodations and tickets to the games paid.The event, which was held before a live audience and was also broadcast live on several local radio stations was geared at providing transparency on how Cellcom picks and announces its winners.  Each of the winners were called from an official Cellcom telephone number with the first six digits of 777 777.The well attended event featured five Liberian musicians including Kzee, Mighty Blow, Lady Mouthphy, Deng and, Lady Faith.   It was also attended by the CEOs of the Liberia Coca Cola Bottling Company, Cellcom and the Ambassador of Brazil to Liberia.During their remarks, both the Ambassador and Head of Coca Cola congratulated Cellcom for the promotion and the winners who they said were certain to have an exciting trip to Brazil.   The CEO of Cellcom Mr. John Vasikaran also congratulated the winners and cautioned the Liberian population to be aware of fraudsters claiming to be from Cellcom and asking for money or scratch cards in return for a prize.   Mr. Vasikaran noted on this issue:  “Let me make it emphatically clear that Cellcom has never and will never request any scratch cards or any money or anything in return from the legitimate winners.   Please, if you get any message saying you have won something from Cellcom and you need to send money or scratch cards, please do not do it and please report this number to us so that we can block it.”For his part, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cellcom, Mr. Avi Zaidenberg recounted Cellcom’s long commitment to supporting football in Liberia and said that the trip to Brazil promotion was another step in promoting the spirit of football in Liberia.   Mr. Zaidenberg said:  “As you already know, Cellcom is the company in Liberia that truly cares about football.    In fact, I know Cellcom has provided more support for football in Liberia than any other commercial company in Liberia.    Altogether, Cellcom has invested more than 2 million United States dollars into promoting football in this countlast_img read more

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Woes behind, Gor aim to finish season strong

first_img0Shares0000Gor Mahia striker Jacques Tuyisenge in training at teh Parklands Sports Club on September 24, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 25 – Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr has described the atmosphere in his team’s training for the past two days as warm and positive, saying they are ready to put behind the woes of a two-week boycott that saw them lose two SportPesa Premier League matches.Gor players returned to training Monday afternoon after club chairman Ambrose Rachier promised that their outstanding August salaries and allowances will be cleared by close of business Monday and Kerr says the team’s spirit is back and ready to re-focus on their last four games of the season. “The spirit yesterday and today has been great. The players look happy, they are competitive in training and the atmosphere is brilliant. The players have a smile back on their faces and it is great,” Kerr told Capital Sport.He added; “The two defeats we have had could have been avoided were we not in this position. This was something terrible and should never happen again.”With the training boycott, Gor went on to lose 1-0 to bottom side Thika United and 2-0 to Ulinzi Stars, bringing their total defeats this season to three, something that has not gone down well with the tactician.“We had ambitions this season and the two defeats definitely were not what we wanted. As a coach I take responsibility but this was beyond me. We lost not because we were poor but because we were not ready,” the tactician lamented.Gor Mahia players on the pitch during their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield Quarter Finals defeat to Kariobangi Sharks. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBut the team is now ready to put all that behind their backs and focus on finishing the season strongly, with the title already long under wraps. The two losses saw their lead at the apex cut to 13 points.“The focus now is to win all the remaining four games of the season and finish as strongly as possible. We have a very short post-season turnaround and we need to ensure we have a high spirit when this current season ends,” Kerr noted.The same sentiments are shared by skipper Harun Shakava who has called on his teammates to put behind the disappointments of the past few weeks and finish the season on a high.“Everyone is happy because the chairman assured us that everything will be sorted out. It was an unfortunate turn of events but all that is behind our backs. We want to focus on the remaining four games of the season as well as the game against Everton in November and ensure we win,” the skipper noted.K’Ogalo come up against Vihiga United on Wednesday evening at the Mumias Complex, a task that is not going to be an easy one as Vihiga are fighting for points to remain in the league.Vihiga are placed 15th in he standings with 34 points, just two shy of the play-off slot occupied by Chemelil Sugar and will be keen to pick maximum points to enhance their chances of remaining in the top tier.Vihiga United head coach Mike Mururi gives instructions during a past kenyan premier League match. Photo/COURTESY“It will be a tough match because Vihiga want to remain in the league; they will come to win and anyone who always comes up against us wants to prove a point. I don’t expect it to be an easy tie, but we have to bounce back from the two defeats,” Kerr further added.The tactician will have a full-strength squad at his disposal on Wednesday with only three absentees. Philemon Otieno who picked up an ankle injury in the Harambee Stars match against Ghana remains sidelined and so does keeper Boniface Oluoch who is yet to recover from a shoulder injury.Midfielder Lawrence Juma has also joined the treatment table after picking a hamstring strain in training.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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