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first_imgSaturday 25 October 2014 4:22 am whatsapp Glasgow Rangers’ share price tumbled this afternoon on the news that director Philip Nash quit, three weeks after Mike Ashley called for his removal.  Nash, who had prior stints as finance chief of both Liverpool and Arsenal, was brought in at the start of the year to help improve the club’s standing after it had suffered a period of money troubles.  Rangers entered administration in February 2012 before going into liquidation later that year, resurfacing in the third division of the Scottish League. Ashley, who is also the founder of Sports Direct and owner of Newcastle United, bumped up his existing holding to 8.29 per cent stake in early October, simultaneously calling for the heads of Nash and chief executive Graham Wallace. The board said at the time it was “united in its support of the executive team”.  In its announcement today, it said Nash had resigned with immediate effect, adding:  The board would like to thank Mr Nash for his significant contribution to the company during what has been a particularly challenging period. Rangers, which is registered as Rangers International Football Club, saw its share price fall 2.4 per cent today.   whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Catherine Neilan Share Rangers’ finance chief Philip Nash resigns after Mike Ashley oust threat More From Our Partners Supermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Tags: Mike Ashley Peoplelast_img read more

first_img Trumpton: Ukip members not getting the Twitter joke Tags: Twitter Show Comments ▼ Oliver Smith Some Ukip members have failed to see the funny side of a spoof Twitter account that depicts the party’s members as characters in a 1960s children’s programme, Ukip’s economic spokesperson told  City A.M. yesterday. Ukip’s sole Scottish MEP David Coburn last week called for @Trumpton_UKIP to be banned and encouraged his own followers on Twitter to report the account to the social media service’s complaints department. Since then the parody account has reached over 18,000 followers. Trumpton “One or two Ukip’ers have had a bit of humour failure on Twitter, but I’d encourage them to see the joke, join in with the joke and subvert the joke,” Patrick O’Flynn told City A.M. “It’s no different to left wing comedians on Radio 4 – it does us no harm whatsoever,” he said. https://twitter.com/Trumpton_UKIP/status/540463270986264576 Ukip yesterday announced it has recruited veteran BBC political producer Paul Lambert, nicknamed Gobby, as communications director. Former Lib Dem spin doctor Mark Littlewood, who now runs the Westminster-based Institute of Economic Affairs, told City A.M. that it looks like a shrewd appointment: “This could turn out to be a very significant hire. Gobby’s one of the most straight-talking, fast-thinking journos in the Westminster village.” Share whatsapp whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTele Health DaveRemember Pierce Brosnan’s Wife? Take A Deep Breath Before You See What She Looks Like NowTele Health DaveMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramHero Wars This game will keep you up all night! Hero Wars Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsFungus EliminatorIf You Have Toenail Fungus Try This TonightFungus EliminatorThe Chef PickElisabeth Shue, 57, Sends Fans Wild As She Flaunts Age-Defying FigureThe Chef Pick Monday 8 December 2014 12:02 amlast_img read more

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first_img Show Comments ▼ Share Lynsey Barber Outgoing RBS chairman Sir Philip Hampton is being parachuted into a new job at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) earlier than expected and will spend three months as chairman of both companies.The departure of the drugmaker’s current chairman Sir Christopher Gent was revealed last year, with Hampton due to take the reigns from 1 September. Hampton will now take over from Gent on 7 May after GSK’s annual general meeting, the pharma company said. No reason was given for the narrower time frame in Gent’s departure and Hampton’s appointment.RBS today announced Sir Howard Davies will succeed Hampton at the bank when he steps down on 31 August. Hampton will remain at RBS until then.Hampton, who oversaw the bank’s radical restructure over the last five years, joined GSK’s board as an independent non-executive director at the beginning of the year and will step up to the role of deputy chairman on 1 April before taking on the chairman job. More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comConnecticut man dies after crashing Harley into live bearnypost.com Thursday 26 February 2015 12:23 pm RBS chairman Sir Philip Hampton will succeed Sir Christopher Gent at GSK earlier than expected center_img whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsUndozenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comUndoForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndoDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionUndoNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUndo whatsapp Tags: Company GlaxoSmithKline Royal Bank of Scotland Grouplast_img read more

first_img Tags: NULL Tuesday 17 March 2015 9:52 pm Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndozenherald.com20 Rules Genghis Khan’s Army Had To Live Byzenherald.comUndoNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyUndoGameday NewsNASCAR Drivers Salaries Finally ReleasedGameday NewsUndoDiscovery29+ Fascinating U.S. Navy WarshipsDiscoveryUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoHigh TallyThe US Built A New Submarine The World Is Afraid OfHigh TallyUndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndo Show Comments ▼ Sorrell sets sights on Club Card company as WPP empire grows ADVERTISING firm WPP confirmed yesterday that it would be submitting a bid to buy a majority stake in data analysis company Dunnhumby. Chief executive Sir Martin Sorrell confirmed WPP’s intention to take the consumer insight firm off Tesco’s hands at the Deloitte Media and Telecoms conference. Sorrell is said to be interested in Dunnhumby as it will allow WPP to expand its presence in the fields of data and analytics, where it has made several acquisitions. Dunnhumby will give WPP access to information on consumer demands and trends which can be sold on to marketers and manufacturers. Tesco is seeking to offload the company as it aims to refocus on its core supermarket businesses and raise cash after the company was dogged by scandal last year. Analysts value Dunnhumby, which was behind the Tesco club card, at £2bn. center_img Express KCS whatsapp More From Our Partners ‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA 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.orgBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.com whatsapplast_img read more

first_imgThursday 14 May 2015 8:56 pm Share Express KCS LONDONERS haven’t lost the buzz of bargain-hunting, despite the rest of the UK seeing a small drop in shoppers on the High Street.The British Retail Consortium monthly measure of shopping activity released today found average footfall across the UK in April was 0.8 per cent lower than a year ago, down from a 0.2 per cent rise in March.Both town centre and shopping centre foot traffic measurements were down, with footfall at malls in April down three per cent compared to the same month in 2014.However, Greater London showed the greatest improvement, reporting positive footfall growth for the first time since March 2014, up 1.1 per cent year-on-year, as wage and job growth in the capital flow through in to town centres and malls. The figure is 1.6 percentage points above the three month average for the region.Diane Wehrle, retail insights director at Springboard said Easter had a UK-wide impact: “Only Easter Monday fell in April this year whilst in 2014 the entire Easter weekend did so, and so benefited from the trading advantages this brings.”Wehrle pointed to the high street shop vacancy rate, which dropped from 10.4 per cent in January, to 10.2 per cent in April, as a positive sign. whatsapp whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ British retail traffic lower in April but City shoppers buck the trend More From Our Partners Institutional Investors Turn To Options to Bet Against AMCvaluewalk.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.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKamala Harris keeps list of reporters who don’t ‘understand’ her: reportnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgWhite House Again Downplays Fourth Possible Coronvirus Checkvaluewalk.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comlast_img read more

first_img Investors seek signs of rate hike from Fed – New York Report whatsapp Sunday 23 August 2015 10:52 pm Tags: NULL Share Show Comments ▼ ALL EYES will be on Jackson Hole, Wyoming, this week, as the Federal Reserve begins its annual meeting. Investors will be looking for any signs that the central bank is increasingly worried about global issues or whether it is going ahead with what had been a widely-expected interest rate hike in September.The Fed has said its decision to raise rates will depend on data such as an improving jobs market and housing market. Should the Fed signal that it plans to raise rates, investor sentiment towards the United States and emerging markets may further diverge.Minutes released last Wednesday of the Fed’s most recent meeting revealed its officials were concerned about “recent decreases in oil prices and the possibility of adverse spillovers from slower economic growth in China”, a detail which helped spark the selling.At the same time, North Korea put its troops on war footing Friday after South Korea rejected an ultimatum to halt anti-Pyongyang broadcasts. The prospect of war, or signs of more global worries, could further dampen US stocks in the week ahead.Gina Martin Adams, equity strategist at Wells Fargo, estimates the S&P 500 will reach 2,222 over the next 12 months, an 11 per cent gain from the 1,997 the index reached last Friday, after commodity prices bottom and earnings improve.“The direction of the market is ultimately higher,” she said. Express KCS Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap whatsapplast_img read more

first_imgMonday 24 August 2015 8:57 pm Tags: NULL Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayot’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap ASTRAZENECA yesterday appointed Sean Bohen as chief medical officer, giving him responsibility for patient safety at the firm. He will also become executive vice president at the group, with responsibility for the progression of the small molecules and biologics investigational medicines on AstraZeneca’s books through late-stage development to regulatory approval. Bohen will report to Pascal Soriot, AstraZeneca’s chief executive officer. He joins the company on 15 September.Bohen departed from his previous post as senior vice president of early development at Genentech to assume his new role at AstraZeneca.In his time at Genentech, Bohen presided over preclinical and clinical development programmes across all therapy areas, including oncology, respiratory, and autoimmune diseases, to deliver trial-ready drug candidates to late-stage development.Bohen was previously a clinical instructor in oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine before his move into the private sector at Genentech. AstraZeneca appoints Bohen to chief medical officer position whatsappcenter_img Express KCS by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekPsoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsWhat Is Psoriatic Arthritis? See Signs (Some Symptoms May Surprise)Psoriatic Arthritis | Search AdsEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday Newszenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.com Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

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first_img Express KCS Monday 21 September 2015 9:15 pm Show Comments ▼ whatsapp whatsapp Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrapcenter_img Balfour Beatty and Carillion win roads contract worth up to £292m Share A JOINT venture between construction groups Balfour Beatty and Carillion has won a Highways England contract to upgrade part of the A14.The companies expect the deal to generate around £292m in revenue for the joint venture.The construction package is part of the wider A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme, to which the government has pledged a £1.5bn investment.The initial contract, won by the 50:50 Balfour Beatty Carillion firm, is valued at almost £500,000, with the full contract award subject to statutory approval of the project.Construction work is expected to start in late 2016, with the upgraded A14 open to traffic in 2020. last_img read more