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banks DIH made a donation of a desktop computer and printer to Bamia Nursery/Primary School on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway, following a request from the school.According to Headteacher Denise Piggott the school was forced to prepare all its printing material in the mining town of Mackenzie, approximately 15 miles from the village because there was no electricity.Piggott said that Bamia recently acquired electricity for the first time and this prompted the school to seek assistance of a computer and printer and Banks DIH was approached and responded positively.“The computer system will help us tremendously and will reduce cost because we will no longer have to travel all the way to Mackenzie to have our paperwork done. We are very grateful to Banks DIH Limited for their support,” she added.Troy Peters, Communications Manager of Banks DIH said the company responded almost immediately to the request after hearing about the challenges of the school.“This presentation forms part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility Programme (CSRP) as we continue to foster closer relationships in the communities in which we operate,” he added.Bamia School has a population of 48 pupils and five teachers.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CHATSWORTH – The driver of a truck was set up by a prankster who phoned police Wednesday to say he was firing a rifle at people along Topanga Canyon Boulevard. Police blocked off a stretch of the boulevard near Mayall Street in Chatsworth and searched for the truck and the driver. When they found the truck, they drew their weapons but soon determined that the man was not a threat. Traffic was backed up for a half-mile about 4 p.m. It was not certain whether the caller knew the driver or was simply trying to pull off a hoax, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Vic Masi said.
“While investors have sought to value Sears as something other than a retailer, its recent results demonstrate that it is not immune to the current challenging sales environment impacting retailers with big-ticket home exposure,” Goldman Sachs analyst Adrianne Shapira wrote in a research note. For the quarter that will end Aug. 4, executives at the nation’s third-largest retailer said Sears expects to earn $160 million to $200 million, or $1.06 to $1.32 per share. That includes a gain of 8 cents per share from bankruptcy-related settlements and investing activities. Analysts polled by Thomson Financial had expected second-quarter earnings of $2.12 per share for the company, based in Hoffman Estates in the Chicago area. “We are disappointed with our recent performance,” Chief Executive Aylwin Lewis said in a written statement. “Although we believe our business has suffered from many of the same factors that have led other retailers to announce disappointing results and lowered expectations, our recent performance underscores our ongoing need to become more relevant to consumers while improving our discipline around expense management.” Despite the company’s bad news Tuesday, some analysts seemed to continue to count on Lampert’s reputation as a shrewd money manager. CHICAGO – Sears Holdings Corp. surprised Wall Street on Tuesday with a warning that its second-quarter earnings will likely fall well below expectations because of more disappointing sales at Sears and Kmart. The news tanked Sears’ stock, which fell more than 10 percent to a 10-month low before rebounding slightly. It would be the second earnings miss in a row for the department store chain led by Chairman Eddie Lampert, a hedge-fund guru who acquired Kmart in 2003 and Sears, Roebuck and Co. in 2005. With Lampert at the helm, many investors have regarded Sears as a hedge fund masquerading as a department store, and they have been anxiously awaiting word from Lampert about a possible expansion that could turn around the company’s fortunes. Sears’ profits and stock price have fared well in the past two years, but revenues have continued to sink. “While we believe Sears Holdings remains several years away from being a formidable competitor in the industry, we believe that management will make financial and strategic moves that should reward shareholders in the meantime,” Lehman Brothers analyst Robert Drbul wrote in a research note. “Given Mr. Lampert’s track record and the resources available to him with this company, we expect a high level of success.” Sears shares fell $17.20, or 10 percent, to $154.21 Tuesday.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Craig Gardner in action for West Brom 1 Birmingham have completed the loan signing of West Brom midfielder Craig Gardner.The 30-year-old has joined for the rest of the season with a fee agreed for a permanent return to St Andrew’s in the summer.Gardner spent 18 months at Birmingham between January 2010 to June 2011 and won the League Cup. Albion boss Tony Pulis told the club’s website: “Craig has done a great job for me and the cub and we were certainly not in any hurry to see him leave.“But he is desperate to play first-team football, which I could not guarantee, and this is a terrific opportunity for him at Birmingham.“He goes with our very best wishes.”Gardner signed a new two-year contract at The Hawthorns in October but had not started since August and only made 10 appearances this season.He joined on a free transfer from Sunderland in 2014 and made 85 appearances, scoring six goals, for Albion.Gardner could feature in Birmingham’s Sky Bet Championship home game against Nottingham Forest on Saturday. Blues have also agreed a £2million deal with Spanish club Granada for midfielder Rene Krhin but are yet to complete the move. The 26-year-old Slovenia international, who has 30 caps, has also played for Bologna and Cordoba. Blues boss Gianfranco Zola is hopeful of completing a move for Krhin, having been handed £10million to spend in the transfer window.
1 Ayoze Perez scored the winning goal for Newcastle Brighton and Hove Albion 1-2 Newcastle UnitedNewcastle came from behind to stun Brighton with two late goals to reclaim top spot in the Championship.The Seagulls were leading through Glenn Murray’s controversial penalty until a fluked effort from Mo Diame nine minutes from time hauled Newcastle level.Then with a minute to go, substitute Ayoze Perez secured a 2-1 victory and lifted the Magpies back above Brighton at the summit.Both these teams are looking over their shoulders with third-placed Huddersfield building up a head of steam as they try to muscle in on the automatic promotion spots, and it is Newcastle who will be breathing easier after moving eight points clear of the Terriers.Aston Villa 2-0 Bristol CityJonathan Kodjia enjoyed an eventful evening against his former club as Aston Villa significantly eased their Sky Bet Championship relegation concerns with a 2-0 win over Bristol City at Villa Park.The 27-year-old joined Villa from City in an £11million deal last summer and was jeered by the away fans after crashing a first-half penalty against the crossbar.However, the Ivorian scored Villa’s opener and then set up Conor Hourihane’s first goal for the club following his January switch from Barnsley as the hosts put nine points between themselves and a struggling City side now without a win in their last five.Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Derby CountyBlackburn claimed all three points in Tony Mowbray’s first home game in charge to boost their survival prospects and weaken Derby’s diminishing play-off hopes.Ex-Celtic and West Brom boss Mowbray was named as Owen Coyle’s successor last week and has quickly won over the Rovers faithful by taking four points from two games.A 1-0 win over the Rams at Ewood Park, claimed via a Craig Conway penalty in the 58th minute, moved them level on points with 21st-placed Bristol City, while Derby, now without a goal in three fixtures, ended a winless February 10 points off the top six.
ADVICE 1 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne has returned to the City starting line-up Bouncing into the starting XI like…@debruynekev is back 😍#FULMCI 🔵 #mancity pic.twitter.com/TmNjtoasXa— Manchester City (@ManCity) March 30, 2019John Stones has also missed City’s last three matches but has also made it onto the bench.Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic misses out for Scott Parker’s side through injury. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury RANKED City can return to the top of the Premier League with a win in west London before Liverpool take on Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.Fulham: Rico, Christie, Fosu-Mensah, Le Marchand, Chambers, Bryan, Anguissa, Cairney, Ayite, Babel, Sessegnon. Subs: Fabri, Odoi, S. Sessegnon, McDonald, Kebano, Schurlle, Vietto.Manchester City: Ederson, Zinchenko, Laporte, Otamendi, Walker, Gundogan, B. Silva, D. Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling, Aguero. Subs: Muric, Danilo, Stones, Fernandinho, Sane, Mahrez, Jesus. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Kevin De Bruyne has returned to the Manchester City starting XI after missing games through injury.Pep Guardiola’s side take on Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday, with kick-off at 12.30pm. BEST OF De Bruyne has been out since the start of the month with a hamstring injury and has also missed a number of games earlier this season with knee ligament damage.Fernandinho has returned to take a place on the bench with the midfielder’s last match being the Carabao Cup final in February and was out with a muscle injury. REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REPLY Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ no dice LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS
Elsewhere, SPFL chief Neil Doncaster has responded to criticism of the league’s end-of-season fixture list, insisting that the schedule is the best they could have delivered and that the split is here to stay. Rangers defender David Bates agreed to a shock move to Germany on Thursday and the enquiry into why the youngster decided to up sticks is already underway.Bates will join relegation-threatened Bundesliga outfit Hamburg SV in the summer on a four-year-deal.According to reports, the 21-year-old decided to head for the continent after Rangers refused to bow to his wages demands of £7500 a week.The Ibrox club will now receive a five-figure compensation sum under FIFA guidelines having apparently point-blank refused to offer Bates a salary which outstrips the pay-packet received by other young Light Blues players.
3. Greece. On the morning of Holy Saturday, people on the island of Corfu in Greece throw pots, pans and other pottery out their windows and smash them on the street. 4. Hungary. On Easter Monday, people in Hungary do something called “sprinkling,” where boys and girls playfully sprinkle perfume, cologne, or water on each other. 1. Australia. In Australia, rabbits are considered pests that destroy crops and land, so some companies now make chocolate BILBIES for Easter instead of bunnies. A bilby is an endangered marsupial that’s also known as a rabbit-eared bandicoot. Here are a few strange ways people celebrate Easter in other countries around the world . . . 2. Florence, Italy. They have a 350-year-old tradition known as Scoppio del Carro, or “explosion of the cart.” And that’s basically what it sounds like . . . a fancy cart packed with fireworks that’s paraded through the city before being lit for a big fireworks display. 5. Bermuda. On Good Friday, people fly colorful kites on the beach to symbolize Christ’s resurrection and ascension into Heaven.