May 26

Business Matters Ep 28 – Denis Sheridan

first_img Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme AudioBusinessMattersHomepage BannerNewsPlayback Previous articleLeaving Certs ‘need to know the score within the week’Next articleDonegal Enterprise Board praised for helping local businesses admin Pinterest Google+center_img Business Matters Presenter Ciaran O’DonnellCiaran O’Donnell’s guest on this week’s Business Matters podcast is Denis Sheridan, director of DS Environmental Services based in Kilmacrennan. After leaving school in 1974 aged 14, Denis worked as a shop boy, a petrol pump attendant and a tanker helper with Donegal Creameries, before emigrating to Australia in 1983 where he secured employment as a labourer and a shuttering carpenter. He later worked in London, Holland and Belgium before settling back in Donegal where he set up his own business.Denis says the help and support he received from the Donegal Enterprise Board played a significant part in allowing him to develop a successful business which currently employs 20 people.Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By admin – January 27, 2021 Business Matters Ep 28 – Denis Sheridan Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

March 1

Saudi Arabia Purchases $500 Million Stake In Live Nation

first_imgThe government of Saudi Arabia has purchased over $500 million worth of stock in Live Nation, Ticketmaster‘s parent company. This translates to a roughly 5.7 percent stake in the ticketing and event corporation.The Live Nation investment marks the latest move by the government’s Saudi Public Investment Fund, which is now the third largest shareholder of Live Nation. According to a public filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the fund acquired 12,337,569 shares on Monday.Related: 800+ Independent Venues & Promoters Form Coalition, NIVA, To Seek Federal Aid During COVID-19 CrisisThis highly publicized move has already proved to be a boon for Live Nation, raising the stock by two percent just minutes after the market opened. By the end of the day, Live Nation’s stock was trading at $42.01, a 9.86 percent jump from the previous day. As the live music industry continues to be rocked by the spread of the novel coronavirus, this investment couldn’t have come at a better time. Live Nation’s stock is currently down 40 percent from this time last year, even with the investment from Saudi Arabia.The company has implemented various measures to cut costs including furloughs, hiring freezes, 50 percent pay cuts for top executives, and company CEO Michael Rapino forgoing his $3 million salary. These internal measures still can’t save Live Nation from the reality of having to provide millions of dollars worth of ticket refunds for affected shows, an ever-evolving situation which has frequently drawn public ire.Interestingly, this is not the first beleaguered company that the Saudi Public Investment Fund has supported throughout the pandemic. Earlier this month, the Fund acquiured an 8.2 percent stake in Carnival Corp, the cruise operator which has also been hit particularly hard by COVID-19, with its stock down 75 percent from last year. As a result of the Saudi government’s investment, the stock rose nearly 30 percent the day the purchase was announced.The Live Nation investment is likely a result of Saudi Arabia’s interest in increasing tourism to the kingdom, at least before international travel was halted. The government has tried to make live events part of its tourism draw, especially concerts. Last October, K-pop sensation BTS performed a solo stadium show, the first foreign band to do so in Saudi Arabia. Even with the Live Nation investment, the kingdom may still have trouble drawing in entertainers. Many in the entertainment industry, particularly in Hollywood, have refused Saudi business after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year. Firms have returned investments as well as canceled international conferences in Saudi Arabia as a result of the international controversy. Once live music opens back up, that industry may very well also shun Saudi Arabia, despite its Live Nation investment.[H/T Hollywood Reporter]last_img read more

December 18

Firms asked to nominate reporters for Bar workshop

first_img Firms asked to nominate reporters for Bar workshop Florida media outlets and law firms are invited to nominate a participant for this year’s Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop.Sponsored by the Bar’s Media & Communications Law Committee, 24 journalists – 12 broadcast and 12 print – are selected each year to participate in the annual workshop to be held in Tallahassee, November 30 and December 1.The program is a two-day workshop for journalists new to the courts and legal beats. Reporters will learn the basics in legal reporting from lawyers, judges, and experienced journalists. This year’s program includes sessions at the Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar’s headquarters, and a dinner reception at the Capitol with the Florida Supreme Court justices. The Media & Communications Law Committee, The Florida Bar Foundation, media outlets, and law firms provide scholarships that include one night’s hotel accommodations for the evening of November 30 and all meals for participants. Participants must make their own travel arrangements and pay for additional hotel nights.To nominate a reporter, please submit the reporter’s name, telephone and fax number, e-mail address, and background information along with a description of the beat he or she is covering. Send the nominations on the nominating organization’s letterhead to Zannah Lyle by fax, (850) 561-5733, or e-mail, [email protected] For more information, contact Lyle at (850) 561-5669. Firms asked to nominate reporters for Bar workshop November 1, 2006 Regular Newslast_img read more