Evening snow storms set to cause more havoc on trains

first_img whatsapp Sunday 19 December 2010 10:23 pm FREEZING conditions and further snowfall are threatening to leave commuters stranded this evening.“The forecast is for continuing freezing weather and for more snow on Monday evening which will have an effect on services,” said a spokesman for Southeastern trains.Late evening delays are more likely than delays in the morning, he said. If track temperatures stay below zero degrees then any moisture will freeze, threatening services in and out of London.The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the South East of heavy snow and widespread icy roads. “We strongly advise customers to check our website for the latest information,” said First Capital Connect.South West are running “ghost trains” through the night to stop lines freezing. Employees will be redeployed to stations near their homes, in order to keep the network staffed, said Corinne O’Loughlin of South West trains.Tube and bus services are in “pretty good stead,” according to a spokesman for Transport for London. Overground trains are carrying de-icing spray to apply to the rails, he said. Some battery locomotives are sent over lines throughout the night to prevent freezing. Out of 700 bus routes, only 90 are being diverted, he said.Yet Tube services were affected on Saturday, disrupting weekend shoppers. Strike actions added to frustrations, bringing down a section of the Bakerloo line.Flights in and out of the capital are facing severe delays, causing misery for thousands.No planes were allowed to land at Heathrow airport yesterday, with further cancelations expected today.Delays will spill into the rest of the week, the airport said. “As airlines move diverted aircraft and crew back to their normal positions, there will be further cancellations and delays in the days that follow,” a Heathrow spokesman said.Passengers are advised to check all flights with their airlines, and can check Heathrow updates on the airport’s Twitter page.Meanwhile, the snow has provoked a political storm in Westminster, with shadow chancellor Alan Johnson accusing the coalition government of harming the economy by being unprepared for the weather.“It is a big issue,” Johnson said, “when people believe the government has left them to it: ‘get a shovel or stay at home.’”But William Hague dismissed the claims as “the heavy snowfall of political opportunism”.TRANSPORT | MONDAY SERVICES ON TRAINS AND PLANES● Southeastern trainsWe expect services will be disrupted throughout the day. Passengers with Mainline tickets can use the High Speed services at no extra cost.● South West trainsA revised timetable is running. We are going to try to run a very robust service, as much as possible.● Southern railwaysRunning a normal service. Services may be subject to short notice alterations and cancellations. We are in some cases running longer trains.● National Express East AngliaRunning an amended timetable on Monday to mitigate the impact of the very low air temperature.● First Capital ConnectWe are planning to operate our normal timetable on Monday. Expect cancellations between Peterborough and London.● Heathrow airportThere will be further cancellations and delays.● Gatwick airportKnock-on delays and cancellations are likely. Evening snow storms set to cause more havoc on trains Share KCS-content center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.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.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNight DailyHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeNight DailyThe Sports DropForgotten College Basketball Stars: Where Are They Now?The Sports DropBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesJournalPregnant Woman Takes a Nap – You Won’t Believe What She Discovered When She WokeJournalTaco RelishOnly People With An IQ Of 130 Can Name These ItemsTaco RelishUpbeat NewsThese 25 Celebrities Ruined Their Career in a Matter of MinutesUpbeat Newslast_img read more

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RBS offloads its stake in rehab clinic owner Priory

first_imgTuesday 18 January 2011 7:55 pm 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 Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap Tags: NULL whatsapp Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will finally part company with the Priory Group, the care homes operator famous for its celebrity clientele.The 84 per cent state-owned bank will sell the firm to buyout company Advent International in a deal worth up to £925m.However, RBS will only receive around £133m in cash for its stake in the group after the settlement of debt.RBS had been in talks with several private equity and buyout firms over much of last year, and the sale marks a further step in the bank’s plans to sell non-core assets and shore up its balance sheet.Advent International beat out competition from the likes of Bain Capital, Blackstone and Cinven to win the Priory Group auction.RBS said the Priory Group sale carried an enterprise value of up to £925m. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ RBS offloads its stake in rehab clinic owner Priory KCS-content Sharelast_img read more

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SNOW’S THE STAIR MASTER IN THE RACE OF THE THOUSAND STEPS

first_img KCS-content Thursday 3 March 2011 7:09 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL HERE’S a story with legs: the results of the third annual Vertical Rush race up the 920 dizzying steps of City skyscraper Tower 42 in aid of housing charity Shelter.Setting off in hourly slots, 1,200 chip-timed runners – including racers from Legal & General, Schroders, Threadneedle, Tullett Prebon and KPMG – vied to see who could scale the stairs in the fastest time, with Graeme Newton from Tullett Prebon reaching the top in seven minutes and 11 seconds and Hugo Joyce from Schroders clocking in at eight minutes and two seconds.However, they were no match for Matt Roberts, personal trainer to the rich and famous, who “pushed his physical capabilities to the limit” to reach the top in just six minutes and 44 seconds, before Channel 4 News broadcaster Jon Snow had even tied his shoelaces.When Snow did eventually reach the top, five minutes and 13 seconds later, he declared that the UK’s largest tower-running event is on a par with tackling election nights and conducting heated debates with members of Parliament. “I’ve certainly come across some challenges in my career,” he said. “But never had I imagined I would attempting to race up nearly 1,000 steps in record time.”NOTES ON A SCANDALWITH a month having passed since former Dresdner Kleinwort banker Christian Littlewood was given the UK’s longest-ever sentence (40 months) for insider dealing, it’s odd the FSA still hasn’t acknowledged his misdemeanours.The FSA’s website (www.fsa.gov.uk/ register) would seem to suggest that Littlewood has no disciplinary record worth mentioning, despite being convicted of buying shares in companies just prior to takeover announcements more than 20 times in ten years.Littlewood is clearly a man who likes to play his cards close to his chest, judging by the fact that his LinkedIn page shows him acquiring just one solitary connection during his time at Dresdner.It’s not his wife Angie, whom Littlewood chivalrously attempted to blame for the insider trading scandal, so who could it be?TAXI!AS insurance firms digest the implications of the European Court of Justice decision that they can’t reduce premiums for safer female drivers, there is at least one feminist for whom the controversial ruling simply doesn’t apply.Labour’s deputy leader and chief gender warrior Harriet Harman was at a Westminster lunch for political reporters yesterday when she declared: “I’ve been paying twice as much on my car insurance for years and I can’t work out why!”Harman was poking fun at herself because she was, in fact, fully aware that the premium hike came after a little incident in 2009 when she was so busy chattering on her mobile that she crashed her car and, in her hurry, failed to leave her details at the scene.Instead, she proclaimed: “I’m Harriet Harman – you know where you can get me!”Luckily, discrimination against politicians is still very much allowed – even after the ECJ’s interventions.ON YOUR BIKEIS there anybody left working at their desks in the City these days? The Capitalist only asks because the start of spring seems to have inspired the financial world to up sticks and set off around the world by bicycle.Brett Seychell, who has been the general manager of the Abacus bar on Cornhill for the past three years, is turning his back on working for the busiest bar in the City to cycle from London to Melbourne with his girlfriend Kimmi.You can follow their exploits at www.thekindnessofstrangers.net, the website for the private charity they have set up. But if you would like to take a more active role, Matthew Whitaker, programme manager from Barclays, is looking for volunteers to join him on a bike ride from Hyde Park corner to Christchurch to raise funds for the victims of the New Zealand earthquake.Christchurch, Bournemouth, that is – to ride, help or sponsor the 110 mile feat, contact Matthew on mattheww_nz @yahoo.co.uk.£100k DAYANOTHER fundraiser for the New Zealand earthquake victims is the all-star charity rugby game between the Pacific Barbarians and an Australian XV this Sunday at the Old Deer Park in Richmond.Bookmaker Paddy Power is sponsoring a “half-time cross-bar” challenge at the game, when two people from the crowd who have bought raffle tickets will be selected to drop-kick from 40 metres for £100,000.If the punters hit the bar, they win the jackpot and the drinks are on them for the rest of the day – not bad at all for 15 minutes of work. SNOW’S THE STAIR MASTER IN THE RACE OF THE THOUSAND STEPS center_img Share Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

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Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) 2006 Annual Report

first_imgEquity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2006 annual report.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke)  2006 annual report.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) 2010 Prospectus

first_imgBralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2010 prospectus For more information about Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bralirwa Limited (BLR.rw)  2010 prospectus Company ProfileBrasseries et Limonaderies du Rwanda (Bralirwa) produces and distributes beer products and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for Rwanda and international export. The company operates in two segments: beer and soft drinks. Beer brands include Primus, Mutzig, Turbo King, Amstel, Legend Extra Stout and Heineken brands. Soft drinks include a selection of popular Coca-Cola brands. Bralirwa was established in 1957 and is a subsidiary of Heineken NV. Its head office is in Kigali, Rwanda. Bralirwa Limited is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) Q32011 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu)  2011 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is a Mauritian company that specialises in the production of a comprehensive range of fertilisers for local and international customers. The company deals through several manufacturing and trading companies, supplying products and services that include, complex nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium (NPK) fertilizers, foliar and liquid fertilizers, basic and specialty chemicals for sugar, textile, paint and hotel industries, refrigerants, laboratory services, electrical, and household appliances, electronic equipment, and also commodities such as flour, tires, paper products and steel products. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd operates through its subsidiaries which include MCFI Ltd, Chemco Ltd, Bychemex Ltd, MCFI (Freeport) Ltd, Elcon Systentechnik Mauritius Ltd, Medigaz Ltd and MCFI-SFB Co. Ltd which is a joint venture between the Company and the Shenzen Shenfubao Group, China. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

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Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgChobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chobe Holdings Limited (CHOBE.bw)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileChobe Holdings Limited owns and operates eleven eco-tourism lodges and camps on leased land in Northern Botswana and the Caprivi Strip in Namibia through its subsidiaries. The holding company operates under two well-known hospitality brands; Desert & Delta Safaris and Ker & Downey Botswana. The eco-tourism group has a combined capacity of 314 beds, and provides added services for its guests such as transfers and private safari tours and game viewing. Safari Air is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chobe Holdings Limited which provides an air charter service to transport guests to and from its safari camps and lodges. The company also has interests in agricultural operations, property rental and a reservation service.last_img read more

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ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM.zm)  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileZCCM Investments Holdings PLC is an investments holdings company with diversified interests in mining, energy and other sectors of the Zambian economy. The Company has a primary listing on the Lusaka Securities Exchange and secondary listings on the London Stock Exchange and the Euronext Stock Exchange in Paris.last_img read more

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I think this ‘hidden’ growth share is a buy

first_img Image source: Getty Images David Barnes | Thursday, 23rd July, 2020 | More on: REL I think this ‘hidden’ growth share is a buy See all posts by David Barnes 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. It seems laughable to describe a company with a £34bn valuation as a ‘hidden’ growth share. But if quiz show Pointless ever did a round on FTSE 100 constituents, I’d bet money that RELX (LSE: REL) would be a pointless answer.However, RELX is no stranger for top fund managers. It is a core holding of Nick Train’s Lindsell Train Global Equity fund and the TB Evenlode Income fund.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…A growth share with a niche marketRELX is an information and analytics company. It publishes a range of scientific, medical and technical journals for specialist markets. Notably, it provides the popular LexisNexis legal database.Because these are niche markets, they give RELX an economic moat, making it difficult for new competitors to enter the industry. Customers are prepared to pay for quality, and this has resulted in revenue and profit growth each year from 2015 to 2019. Its three largest divisions, accounting for 87% of adjusted operating profit, saw revenue marginally increasing during H1. This shows very strong resilience in trading during the pandemic.The dividend has also been progressive, rising from 29.7p per share in 2015 to 45.7p at the end of last year. RELX announced today that its interim dividend would remain unchanged at 13.6p.  At 2.7%, there are bigger dividends out there. But it looks secure, is well covered by earnings and I see RELX as a long-term hold growth share.Share price under pressureThe shares opened down about 4% this morning at around 1,700p on the back of the updated trading statement. The problem area for RELX is its trade shows and exhibitions. The coronavirus pandemic has, as you would expect, decimated revenues here, falling to £201m from £684m. The division swung to an operating loss of £117m against a profit of £231m last year. Overall this has resulted in a 10% drop in interim revenue and a 24% lower adjusted operating profit. Thankfully for RELX, trade shows and exhibitions only account for 13% of profits and its largest divisions seem to be performing well. There is also no denying that this is an expensive share. Even with the recent pullback in its price, the trailing potential price-to-earnings ratio is still 23 here.This may be over-simplifying it, but the share price has fallen approximately 20% from its year high. However, revenues are down by only 10% and the largest business divisions are still seeing growth.  Broker Berenburg rates RELX as a hold with a price target of 2,080p.In my opinion, the problems it is facing in its events division are temporary. Deutsche Bank agrees and has forecast that revenues should return to normal by 2022.Therefore, I see this as a good entry point into a fantastic growth share. I fully expect revenues and profit to return to growth from 2021. I already own shares in RELX, but I might be looking to add some more if the share price dips any further. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” David Barnes owns shares in RELX and has a position in the Lindsell Train Global Equity fund. The Motley Fool UK has recommended RELX. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.last_img read more

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Ospreys 20 Munster 22 – International Watch

first_imgBreak point: Ospreys scrum-half Rhys Webb shows his paceRhys Webb MUNSTER BEAT the Ospreys 22-20 but whose performances will have impressed Warren Gatland and Declan Kidney?OSPREYSAlun Wyn JonesIn one word – immense. He carried his team and produced a real leader’s performance. Not only did he make key tackles, he drove players back, and was at the heart of a tremendous forward effort. And he topped it all off with a try.Richard FussellLooked lively whenever he got the ball and has a wonderful ability to beat, at the very least, the first defender with his gliding running style. Safe under the high ball too. Surely deserves a chance for Wales against the Barbarians. Has big boots to fill having been favoured ahead of Mike Phillips, but is showing great form. Occasionally caught out when isolated, but has a great pass and a good kicking game. Decision-making can only improve with more game time – one for the future.MUNSTERDonncha O’CallaghanLike his international opponent, a real standout performer in the Munster pack. A determined and passionate individual, he was eager to make a statement and get around the park. Great work-rate, especially at close quarters.Keith EarlsA real livewire. Caused the Ospreys huge problems whenever he got the ball, particularly in the first half, as he has such pace and a knack for being in the right place at the right time. His ability to mix up his attacking game with kicks makes him more dangerous. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Lifeimi MafiOkay, he can’t play for Ireland as he’s represented New Zealand in sevens, but how they must wish could. He’s one heck of a player. He picks lovely lines, whether it’s straight and direct or more of an arcing run, attacks space and can sniff out a scoring chance. TAGS: MunsterOspreys last_img read more

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