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Who is Chris Harris: Ten things you should know about the Scotland centre

first_img4. He played almost 50 times for Tynedale RFC between the ages of 19 and 24. The Corbridge-based team played in National League One – the third tier of English rugby – while Harris was there.5. Newcastle Falcons first paid attention to the centre when he appeared in their 2014 Premiership Rugby 7s squad. He managed to score a try in each of their group games. He then became dual-registered with Championship side Rotherham Titans. 9. One of his hobbies in international camp is learning the guitar – he’s trying to follow the lead of guitar expert and centre partner Duncan Taylor.10. He’s also massively into barbecuing – and will do it in any weather! Who is Chris Harris: Ten things should know about the Scotland centre Perennially one of the most underrated players in the Gallagher Premiership, Chris Harris’s outstanding form was rewarded by a call-up from Warren Gatland for the British & Irish Lions 2021 squad.Related: Inside the Mind of Chris HarrisA brilliant defender, who is also capable of running extremely intelligent lines, here are ten more facts about Harris.Ten things you should know about Chris Harris1. Chris Harris was born on 28 December 1990 in Carlisle, England. He grew up in the town, attending Trinity School, and playing for Carlisle RFC.2. Harris qualifies for Scotland through his grandmother, who is from Edinburgh.3. Harris was not highly-rated when he arrived at Northumbria University – they placed him in the 3rd XV. His nickname was ‘some gas’, because he was quicker than a centre partner named ‘no gas’! Chris Harris playing for Gloucester in the Gallagher Premiership (Getty Images) 6. Saracens are a tough opponent to make a Premiership debut against – but Harris scored a double when he made his top-flight bow! It came the day before his 24th birthday.Chris Harris on his Scotland debut against Wales in 2018 (Getty Images)7. His international debut came against Wales in Cardiff back in 2018. Unfortunately it was a tough occasion for the Scotland team, as they lost 34-7.8. Gloucester came in to sign the centre in the summer of 2019 – and Harris credits the West Country club with developing his attacking game.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Get some insight into Gloucester’s defensive lynchpin, who made his way up through the league pyramid Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

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Exploring Black Philanthropy: New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising

first_imgExploring Black Philanthropy: New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising Howard Lake | 26 October 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Online alcohol intervention for Limerick third level students

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Previous articleCarrot approach gets rates inNext articleLimerick face Cork in NHL quarter final Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Email Twitter Advertisement TAGSe-PUBlimerickLimerick Institute of Technology (LIT)Mary Immaculate CollegeMid West Third Level Drug and Alcohol Prevention InitiativeMid-West Regional Drugs & Alcohol Forum (MWRDAF)The Electronic Personal Use BarometerUniversity of Limerick (UL) RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Printcenter_img Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live NewsLocal NewsOnline alcohol intervention for Limerick third level studentsBy Alan Jacques – April 1, 2017 1247 WhatsApp Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” AN online alcohol intervention programme has been launched in Limerick to help third-level students reflect on their drinking behaviour.The Electronic Personal Use Barometer, e-PUB, will be implemented as part of a joint initiative between Mary Immaculate College (MIC), Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), University of Limerick (UL) and the Mid-West Third Level Drug and Alcohol Awareness Project.The barometer is a brief online self-assessment programme and its implementation in Limerick is funded by the Mid-West Regional Drugs & Alcohol Forum (MWRDAF) through Pobal Dormant Accounts to address alcohol abuse in third level institutions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “This is an exciting and innovative project which has brought together the three main third level institutions in the City with a view to encouraging participants to examine their relationship with alcohol,” explained MWRDAF coordinator Gearoid Prendergast at the Limerick launch of the e-PUB initiative.An evidence-based, online intervention and personalised feedback tool, it was developed by counsellors and psychologists at San Diego State University, and is currently in use at more than 550 campuses in the United States, Canada, Australia and Ireland.It encourages participants to examine their individual drinking patterns, their personal and family risk factors and the health and personal consequences of their behaviours. The user is then given personalised feedback to help them adapt and, if necessary, to reduce their consumption patterns.The programme is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counsellor or administrator. As it is offered online, the e-PUB can provide quick, confidential feedback in multiple settings. This also allows a student to complete a personal ‘check-up’ on multiple occasions to track changes in use and risk behaviour.e-PUB has already been implemented with great success in a number of other Irish Third Level institutions, including UCC and NUIG.Speaking on behalf of the MIC, UL and LIT student unions, Caoimhe Guinnane said she hoped the e-PUB programme would help students become more aware of their alcohol consumption.“This programme will be a tool to anonymously encourage students to seek help via the information of local services provided if necessary,” the MIC student union vice-president added.According to recent figures, 2.48 million people in Ireland drink with at least 75 per cent of all alcohol consumed as part of a binge drinking session. Those aged 18-24 years are most likely to have a harmful drinking pattern.Elaine Griffin, project worker with the Mid West Third Level Drug and Alcohol Prevention Initiative, believes the e-PUB programme will be complemented in the three Limerick institutions with a sustained awareness campaign using social media and traditional communication channels, in addition to environmental strategies that are relevant to each individual institution.by Alan [email protected]last_img read more

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COVID-19’s Impact on Home Values

first_img  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago June 23, 2020 2,317 Views Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Krista F. Brock Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Previous: Foreclosures’ Far-Reaching Implications Next: Rising Tides of Economic Hardship Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago 2020-06-23 Mike Albanese The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Despite sending unemployment skyrocketing, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have little impact on home prices this year, according to a Reuters poll conducted in June. Home prices are expected to outperform consumer prices with a 3.0% increase this year, according to the poll.  This is only a slight decrease in the 3.4% rise predicted three months ago, meaning while the economy has suffered major impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the housing market appears remarkably immune.  “The U.S. housing market, which was at the epicenter of the previous financial crisis that led to a global recession, is expected to remain a bright spot amid a sharp downturn as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak economic havoc,” Reuters reported. Reuters conducted its survey of 40 housing experts between June 9 and June 19.  While the spring housing market did experience a dip, housing demand “is coming back in dramatic fashion,” Brad Hunter, Managing Director at RCLCO, a real estate advisory firm told Reuters.  A majority of those surveyed—60%—said activity in the housing market will return gradually. Around one-quarter said they expect activity to rebound quickly.  The main cause for concern in the housing market is clearly unemployment, which stands at 13.3% as of the latest data from the Department of Labor. Three-quarters of the housing experts surveyed said unemployment is the No. 1 threat to the housing market in the next year. Other experts were concerned with the lack of affordable housing supply and tight lending.  Only a few survey respondents anticipate a decline in housing prices this year. Reuters projected the “worst-case scenario” is a 1.2% decline this year and a 1.0% decline in 2021.  Already tight housing supply was further exacerbated by the slowdown in construction during the spring when many business operations were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  As of May, the housing market held a 5.6 months’ supply, close to but not quite meeting the 6 months’ supply that is used as a benchmark for a balanced market. Mortgage rates remain low, reaching a low of 3.3% this month, which may push some potential homebuyers off the sidelines, but Sal Guatieri, Senior Economist at BMO Capital Markets said in the survey, “I don’t think that will more than compensate for elevated unemployment and relatively weak consumer confidence.”  Exactly where housing prices will land this year remains to be seen, but it is clear the market will not suffer the same fate as it did in the Great Recession.   Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / COVID-19’s Impact on Home Values COVID-19’s Impact on Home Values Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, News Subscribelast_img read more

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Search for 2 missing men after helicopter crash in Maryland

first_imgiStock/imaginewithme(MIAMI) —  Emergency responders are searching for two missing men after a helicopter crashed Saturday in Maryland, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.Maryland Coast Guard watch standers received a report that a two-seat helicopter with two men aboard crashed about one mile south of Kent Island Saturday afternoon. We are assisting Queen Anne County authorities with this incident with several boats and a dive team. Media staging area being established at the United Communities VFD on Romancoke Road. https://t.co/S9dt0Lbxt6— Anne Arundel Fire (@AACoFD) May 4, 2019The Coast Guard and Federal Aviation Administration, along with state and local partners, are on the scene with a dive team and boats assisting on the search.The cause of the crash is unclear at this time.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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A year after her death, protesters take to the streets to demand justice for Breonna Taylor

first_imgTayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty ImagesBY: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — From the White House to the streets of Kentucky, and in cities across the nation, Breonna Taylor’s name rang loud and clear to mark one year since she died in her own apartment when police unleashed a barrage of 32 shots.In her hometown of Louisville, Taylor’s mother, Tamika Palmer, joined hundreds of protesters in a march on Saturday to honor the 26-year-old Black emergency medical technician and renew calls to bring charges against the Louisville Metro Police Department officers involved in the March 13, 2020, shooting.At the White House, President Joe Biden called on Congress to pass meaningful police reform in Taylor’s name.“Breonna Taylor’s death was a tragedy, a blow to her family, her community, and America. As we continue to mourn her, we must press ahead to pass meaningful police reform in Congress,” Biden wrote in a tweet posted Saturday afternoon. “I remain committed to signing a landmark reform bill into law.”Holding a banner bearing her daughter’s likeness, Palmer marched shoulder-to-shoulder with supporters to the city’s Jefferson Square Park, where hundreds of people gathered to say her daughter’s name and joined her in chants of “No justice, no peace!”Late Saturday night, police in Lousiville declared one protest an illegal assembly when authorities said demonstrators blocked a roadway “forcing vehicles, while armed, to turn around.”“We are deeming their actions as an Unlawful Assembly. Arrests will be made to those that refuse to disperse,” the Louisville Metro Police Department tweeted at 9:30 p.m. There was no immediate word on whether arrests were made.The protest in Louisville and across the nation came just two days after Palmer and local activists gathered for a rally outside the office of Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine to ask him to prosecute the officers involved in Taylor’s death.“Tom Wine you got a job to do that’s all we asking you to do,” Palmer said at the rally. “You’ve seen us stand, you’ve seen us gather, march, protest, cry… it’s crazy how long it’s been what you won’t see is us divide on what we want.”A federal investigation into potential civil rights violations is underway.While Saturday’s protest in Louisville went late into the night and was mostly peaceful, protesters in Los Angeles clashed with police and demonstrators in New York City marched across the Brooklyn Bridge, halting traffic.Dozens of protesters clashed with Los Angeles police officers wearing riot gear Saturday night in Hollywood. During a tense standoff near the Hollywood Walk of Fame, video obtained by ABC News showed two demonstrators climbing on the hood of a police car. As the vehicle sped away from the scene, the footage showed one of the protesters being flung on the pavement while the other clung to the hood as demonstrators gave chase on foot.LAPD officials told ABC station KABC-TV in Los Angeles that protesters threw rocks and bottles that left several officers with minor injuries. Officials said multiple businesses in the area were vandalized.At one point, police deployed tear gas to disperse the crowd, LAPD officials said. On Sunday, the LAPD said 11 people were arrested, including five on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, one for alleged battery on a police officer, three for possession of prohibited items and two for unlawful assembly.In Seattle, police announced the arrest of 13 people during a Breonna Taylor protest on charges that including assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and obstruction. Seattle police said several businesses were vandalized and that officers deployed pepper spray on protesters.Police in Portland, Oregon, said they detained a group of about 100 protesters when a march in honor of Taylor on Friday night and into Saturday morning devolved into property destruction in the city’s Pearl District. Police said in a statement that the group was detained after they blocked traffic in the area and refused to disperse.“Some refused to comply and locked arms together in an effort to interfere with the investigation. Officers escorted them away and they were arrested,” according to the police statement.Portland police said charges against those arrested ranged from vandalism to possession of firearms.“Some threw rocks and full cans of beer at officers. Officers deployed some OC (pepper) spray and one impact munition,” the Portland police statement reads. “Arrests were made, including two suspects carrying firearms, wearing body armor and helmets.”Authorities said once the crowd was dispersed, police discovered a crowbar, hammers, bear spray, a high-impact slingshot and several knives in the area where they had detained the large crowd.In September, a grand jury declined to indict any of the officers involved in executing the “no-knock” drug-investigation warrant that led to Taylor’s death. No drugs were found in Taylor’s residence and police said the target of the investigation was Taylor’s ex-boyfriend.One of the officers involved in the shooting, Brett Hankison, was indicted by the grand jury on a charge of wanton endangerment for allegedly firing errant shots that penetrated a wall of Taylor’s residence and entered an occupied neighboring apartment. Hankison, who was fired from the police department for violating policy on the use of deadly force, pleaded not guilty to the charge and is awaiting trial.Daniel Cameron, the state’s first Black attorney general, sparked outrage when he later said his office did not give the grand jury the option to consider homicide charges against the officers because an investigation found they were justified in their use of deadly force because Taylor’s new boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, fired the first shot that hit one officer, Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly, in the leg.While police say they knocked on Taylor’s door and announced themselves before forcing their way into the apartment, Walker and other witnesses in the vicinity alleged police stormed in unannounced.Walker filed a federal lawsuit on Saturday against the Louisville Metro Police Department and the officers involved in the shooting, alleging they violated his Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable searches and seizures. He also attended Saturday’s demonstration in Louisville’s Jefferson Square Park.“It’s hard and it’s rough for me to look at the fact of why we’re here but it’s great to see that she (Taylor) has so much support and love and also that there is some support and love for me, too,” Walker told ABC Louisville affiliate station WHAS-TV, during the demonstration.Last week, a judge in Kentucky signed an order permanently closing a criminal case against Walker, who was initially charged with attempted murder.“This morning I woke up thinking of justice and what that may look like. You know, I really don’t even know at this point — they dropped my charges, but I feel like that’s just the beginning and definitely doesn’t end there … only question I have now is probably the same thing everybody else is asking, you know, ‘what’s next?’” Walker said.Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer released a statement on behalf of the city, saying, “I am deeply, deeply sorry” for Taylor’s death, something he has repeatedly said in the past. He mentioned other deaths of Black people in 2020 that shook America, including the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and Amaud Arbery who was allegedly tracked down by three white Georgia men while out for a jog and fatally shot after being mistaken for a burglar.“Breonna’s death devastated her family, friends and coworkers, and it has deeply shaken our community and our country. Her death, along with those of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and too many others, serve as painful reminders for Black Americans of the injustice, discrimination and violence they’ve faced for centuries — and too often still face today,” Fischer said in his statement. “For White America, these deaths were the latest reckoning and a just alarm that things must change — that America, united, must listen, understand and act to end the injustice that’s hurt and held our country back for far too long.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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No. 25 BYU Takes Down Lions

first_img“We had great energy as a team today,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “We’ve had different guys step up all year and today it was Keaton Kringlen, Carson Matthews and Ryan Sepede. Blake Inouye came up huge today and all weekend for us as well.” LMU (27-20, 14-10) responded with a three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth, but BYU gained two back in the fifth. Kringlen again came through at the plate, this time hitting a two-run shot to left to push the lead to 7-3. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOS ANGELES – No. 25 BYU baseball hit a pair of big home runs to propel the Cougars to a 10-3 win against LMU on Saturday at Page Stadium. Game Summary Keaton Kringlen hit his first triple and first home run of the season for three RBIs, a season highCarson Matthews hit a three-run home run over the Blue Monster, a 37-foot wall in left fieldBYU allowed just four hits, the Cougars’ sixth game allowing four or fewer this year May 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local No. 25 BYU Takes Down Lions Player Highlights Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/WCC The scoring opened in the fourth inning for BYU (31-12, 15-6) in a big way as the Cougars put five runs on the board. Jackson Cluff singled, then came home on a triple by Kringlen. Sepede hit an RBI-single, Danny Gelalich singled, and then Matthews cashed in, taking a 1-0 pitch up and over the 37-foot-high wall in left field, a three-run shot. BYU will next play a non-conference game at San Diego State, facing the Aztecs at 6 p.m. PT on BYU Radio and ESPN 960 AM. Robert Lovell Keaton Kringlen: 2-5, 3B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBIJackson Cluff: 2-4, 2B, BB, SB, 2 R, 2 RBIBlake Inouye: W (1-1), 3.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K Written by BYU added a few insurance runs late in the game, including an infield single by Brock Hale that scored Gelalich. In the ninth inning, Noah Hill hit his first-career triple and Hale walked, setting up a two-RBI double by Cluff to round out the scoring. Starter Justin Sterner gave up just one hit for the Cougars, but it was worth three runs. Inouye, Drew Zimmerman and Mitch McIntyre combined to allow just three hits the rest of the way. Inouye earned his first win of the year, collecting five strikeouts in just three innings.last_img read more

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Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa out 4-6 weeks with fractured rib

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Photo by Jordan Murph / ESPN Images)(HOUSTON) — Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa will miss four to six weeks with a fractured rib, Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow announced on Wednesday.Correa had been scratched from Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs due to soreness. Luhnow told reporters only that Correa was injured at home before that day’s game. In a statement released on Wednesday, Correa said the injury occurred “during a massage.”Houston holds a 7.5 game lead over the Oakland Athletics in the American League West, despite having dealt with multiple injuries to key players in recent weeks. Second baseman José Altuve and outfielder George Springer have each been dealing with hamstring issues. Bench players Aledmys Diaz and Max Stassi, and pitcher Collin McHugh are also on the injured list.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. May 29, 2019 /Sports News – National Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa out 4-6 weeks with fractured ribcenter_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

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Tory’s flagship housing policy will not get Britain building again, say MPs

first_imgThe government’s recently-launched flagship housing policy to get ‘Britain building’ has been heavily criticised by senior MPs today, including members of May’s own party, and also that the Stamp Duty changes for first time buyers will “distort” the property market.The Treasury Select Committee believes both the abolition of Stamp Duty for properties bought by first-time buyers worth up to £300,000, and the easing of the local council borrowing cap to build homes, do not go far enough and will  not achieve the 300,00-a-year new homes a year the government thinks it will.The Committee also says the Stamp Duty will create a ‘cliff edge’ at the £500,000 price point because the new rules enable the duty to be avoided by first time buyers on properties up to that value, although only on the first £300,000.“A house worth £500,000 will attract £5,000 less in SDLT than a house worth £500,001,” the Committee report says.Housing cliff edge“When the previous Government redesigned [Stamp Duty] to remove ‘cliff edges’ faced at certain property values, the then Chancellor said that he had reformed a ‘badly designed system that has distorted our housing market for decades’.“It is regrettable that the abolition of SDLT for first-time buyers reintroduces a cliff edge into the SDLT schedule.”The committee also endorsed a recent Office for Budget Responsibility statement that the Stamp Duty changes would only enable an extra 3,500 first time buyers to get on the property ladder.“In isolation, the reduction in stamp duty is likely to increase prices for first-time buyers by as much, if not more, than the amount they save as a reduction in stamp duty,” the OBR report said.Also, the reduced borrowing cap for local councils, to enable them to build more homes and introduced by Phillip Hammond during his November Budget speech, is also criticised by the committee.“The increase in the cap on borrowing for local authorities to build homes is a step in the right direction, but it doesn’t go far enough,” said Conservative MP and Treasury Committee chair Nicky Morgan (pictured, left). Nicky Morgan MP sdlt stamp duty Treasury Select Committee January 22, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Tory’s flagship housing policy will not get Britain building again, say MPs previous nextHousing MarketTory’s flagship housing policy will not get Britain building again, say MPsTreasury Select Committee says removing Stamp Duty for first time buyers and relaxing council borrowing limits don’t go far enough to build 300,000 extra homes a year.Nigel Lewis22nd January 20180690 Viewslast_img read more

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New runner for UB savoury arm

first_imgJapanese snacks company Calbee has reportedly entered the running for the savoury business of United Biscuits.The owners of United Biscuits, Blackstone and PAI, started an auction for the savoury part of the company in August.The sale, which is being handled by Credit Suisse, is expected to raise in the region of £500m and has attracted widespread interest.The latest from the City suggests Calbee has entered the fray, along with CapVest, Pamplona Capital and Intersnack, the maker of Vico and Penn State pretzels.Lion Capital is understood to have shelved its interest in the business, which produces Hula Hoops and KP Nuts.United Biscuits is not commenting on the auction – which is due to complete by the end of November.last_img read more

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