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Malta regulator cancels ASAP Italia’s licence

first_imgLegal & compliance Malta regulator cancels ASAP Italia’s licence Tags: Online Gambling The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has cancelled ASAP Italia’s gaming licence and ordered the skill games provider to cease operations in the country with immediate effect. Topics: Legal & compliance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) has cancelled ASAP Italia’s gaming licence and ordered the skill games provider to cease operations in the country with immediate effect.ASAP Italia – which is not connected to Catena Media – has been directed to suspend all skill-based gaming activities carried out under the licence, with immediate effect from today (June 17). The operator is also required to publish a message on its website to notify users of the ruling.The decision applies to only to websites operated under, or associated with, ASAP Italia’s Malta licence.Players with outstanding payments due from ASAP Italia have been told to contact the MGA with their name, address, date of birth, telephone number, a copy of their passport or ID card, ASAP Italia username, a description of the product in question and a screenshot of any pending balance or cash outs.The MGA has said it will not release any further information on the ruling at this stage so as not to compromise any investigations that may need to be performed by the regulator or other authorities.Catena Media acquired a number of sports news and lead generation assets from ASAP Italia in June 2018, though this did not include the Malta-licensed portion of the business. That remained under control of ASAP Italia’s management.Last week, the MGA also moved to rescind online raffle operator Wish Me Luck’s licence, but again opted to disclose its reasons for the move.CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Catena Media owned the Malta-licensed portion of ASAP Italia’s licence. While Catena acquired a range of assets from the business in June 2018, this did not include the Malta-licensed component. Accordingly, Catena has no involvement with the ASAP Italia business covered in the story. 17th June 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta Email Addresslast_img read more

Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) HY2016 Interim Report

first_imgMumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mumias Sugar Company Limited (MSC.ke)  2016 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMumias Sugar Company Limited is the largest sugar manufacturer in Kenya producing about 250 000 metric tonnes (42%) of the estimated 600 000 metric tonnes of annual national output. Its own sugarcane plantations provide up to 7% of its annual output; its primary source of sugarcane is grown by outgrowers with some 400 square kilometers under cultivation Mumias Sugar Company co-generates over 30 megawatts of electricity which is used for its own operations and surplus is sold into the national electricity grid. Mumias Sugar Company also manufacturers about 24 million liters of ethanol annually and 20 million liters of distilled water. The company was founded in 1971 where the government of Kenya was a major shareholder. The initiative was implemented to provide a source of income for poor farmers in the Mumias district, create job opportunities and curb rural-urban migration. Mumias Sugar Company has reduced Kenya’s dependence on imported sugar products and created a self-sustaining sugar production enterprise where outgrower farmers reap the commercial benefits. Mumias Sugar Company Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) 2018 Annual Report

first_imgTanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TWIGA.tz)  2018 annual report.Company ProfileTanzania Portland Cement Company Limited (TPCC) is a leading cement producer in Tanzania. The company produces cement for the local market and for export to countries in Central and East Africa. The company owns, operates and manages cement factories, grinding plants and terminals as well as cement retail and distribution outlets. TPCC markets its cement products under the following brands; Twiga Extra, Twiga Jenja, Twiga Plus and Twiga Ordinary. TPCC was founded in 1959 by Cementia Holdings AG of Switzerland; nationalised in 1973 and privatised in 1998. It is a subsidiary of Scancem International DA, which has been consolidated into Heidelberg Cement Group of the Federal Republic of Germany and is now known as Heidelberg Cement Africa (HC Africa). Heidelberg Cement Africa operates in seven sub-Saharan countries and has its headquarters in Oslo, Norway. Tanzania Portland Cement Company Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

A cheap UK share and a US stock I’d buy in my Stocks and Shares ISA right now

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild | Friday, 26th February, 2021 | More on: SLP NIO Image source: Getty Images. A cheap UK share and a US stock I’d buy in my Stocks and Shares ISA right now “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address 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. Royston Wild has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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.center_img 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. See all posts by Royston Wild Okay, the ongoing Covid-19 crisis means the economic outlook remains fraught with danger. But I’d still buy this cheap UK share and cutting-edge US stock in my Stocks and Shares ISA. I think they could make me chunky investment returns this decade.Riding the electric revolutionInvesting in UK and US shares involved in the production and running of electric vehicles (or EVs) seems like a good idea right now. According to UBS, EVs will make up 40% of all new car sales by the end of the decade.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…I think buying shares in US-listed Chinese car manufacturer NIO (NYSE: NIO) is a great way to play this theme. Bear in mind, though, that City analysts don’t expect the business to turn a profit within the next two years at least.There are still around 1bn citizens in China who are yet to buy a car, according to Mckinsey, meaning there are plenty of customers for NIO to win. And the Chinese government is making efforts to put EVs at the front of its green agenda. It’s why the Chinese Society of Automotive Engineers expects so-called new energy vehicles (or NEVs) to account for 50% of all new auto sales in the country by 2035.There’s a chance that NIO might not have things all its own way though. This is because competition in the EV field is picking up as demand for these green machines grows. It’s also because hydrogen fuel cells also look set to soar in popularity. The Hydrogen Council estimates that there could be 13m hydrogen-powered vehicles on the road by 2030. That’s a risk to NIO’s investment case that I have to bear in mind.A green UK shareI think another great way to ride the green transport agenda is to buy Sylvania Platinum (LSE: SLP). This is because this UK share’s product is used in higher and higher amounts in the production of catalytic converters. Platinum and palladium are used in these devices to shrink cars’ exhaust emissions, helping countries to meet their carbon reduction targets.Don’t think that prices of Sylvania’s product will rise only because of increasing industrial demand though. There are also more and more signs that investor interest in platinum group metals (PGMs) is poised to soar. A survey by the Global Palladium Fund showed that 49% of investors and wealth managers plan to “significantly” increase their platinum holdings. And 37% expect to report a slight rise. It’s no surprise to me that investor interest is expected to keep rising either. Precious metals are classic safe-havens in times of rising inflation.City analysts expect Sylvania’s annual earnings to rocket 174% in this fiscal year (to June 2021). This leaves the mining play trading on a dirt-cheap forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 5 times.But be warned: the production of raw materials is packed with perils that can harm earnings, like safety-related stoppages, disappointing payloads and rising labour costs, to name just a few. It’s quite possible that this UK share’s bright profits forecasts could be blown wildly off course. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Autumn Internationals Wales v Tonga Preview

first_img Autumn Internationals Wales v Tonga PreviewBoth Wales and Tonga are coming off wins last weekend although admittedly both of them came in vastly different ways. Wales managed to sneak a narrow 9-6 victory over Australia in a tight and nervous affair whereas Tonga secured a 49-38 win over the French Barbarians in a 13-try thriller.Additionally, both sides are on winning streaks of sorts with Wales on a seven-match winning run and Tonga have won seven of their last 11. On paper then, this looks to be a tight and physical contest.However Wales have gone up against Tonga on eight occasions and never lost, the most recent of which was in Auckland last year; a 24-6 victory. Tonga have also only scored 26 points in their three Tests on Welsh soil so the odds are stacked against the island nation.Half Century: Liam Williams will earn his 50th cap (Getty Images)What’s the big team news?Warren Gatland has made 14 changes to the Welsh side that beat Australia.Lions Dan Biggar and Liam Williams, who is set to gain his 50th cap, come in, as does Steff Evans on the other wing.Jonah Holmes makes his debut at full-back and Seb Davies will earn his second cap playing at number eight. Adam Beard is the only Welshman to keep his spot from last weekend.Tonga on the other hand have only made one starting line-up change from their victory last weekend. Castres lock Sitiveni Mafi replaces Sam ‘Ulufonua in the second row. What have the coaches said?Wales head-coach Warren Gatland said; “We are looking forward to the challenge of Tonga. They had a great win last weekend against the French Barbarians and we know it is going to be a tough, physical challenge.“We have spoken about creating depth, and for us that is all about creating a squad that is full of first-teamers, everyone in the squad capable of starting.“The boys this weekend have to put their hand up for the final match and put pressure on the players who started last weekend.”Tonga head-coach Toutai Kefu said; “We were happy with the result (in Bordeaux), but there are a few areas to improve on, and we’re heading in the right direction. Autumn Internationals: England v Japan preview England play Japan on Saturday in an official… Replacements: Sefo Sakalia, Latu Talakai, Paea Fa’anunu, Onehunga Havili, Mike Faleafa, Leon Fukofuka, Kali Hala, Atieli Pakalani.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “It’s not the strongest Welsh team (against us), but they’re still the Welsh team whoever wears the jersey, they’re still Wales to me.“They’ve a strong set-piece, they’ve a good kicking game, and they play territory really well. They don’t give you much, so we’re going to play territory ourselves. We need a strong set-piece, and we need to limit our turnovers.”Sole Change: Castres lock Sitiveni Mafi is the only change in the Tongan starting team (Getty Images)Any interesting statistics?Wales have won all eight meetings with Tonga, including 24-6 in Auckland last year.Wales could win seven home games in a row for the first time since a run of nine between 1997-99.They are currently on a seven-match winning streak, their best since June 2004-05 when they won eight in a row.Tonga have won seven of their last 11 Tests.However, they have not faced a tier one side since losing to Wales in Auckland in 2017.What time does it kick off and is it on TV?Wales vs Tonga, Saturday 17 November, Principality Stadium, Cardiff.The match will kickoff at 2.30pm and will be televised on the BBC, S4C and the BBC Sport website.Nic Berry will be the referee in control with Angus Gardner and Shuhei Kubo providing assistance as touch judges.The TMO is Irishman Olly Hodges.What are the line-ups?WALES: Jonah Holmes; Liam Williams, Tyler Morgan, Owen Watkin, Steff Evans; Dan Biggar, Tomos Williams; Wyn Jones, Elliot Dee, Leon Brown, Jake Ball, Adam Beard, Aaron Wainwright, Ellis Jenkins (capt), Seb Davies.Replacements: Ryan Elias, Rob Evans, Tomas Francis, Cory Hill, Ross Moriarty, Aled Davies, Rhys Patchell, Josh Adams.TONGA: Vunga Lilo; Viliami Lolohea, Alaska Taufa, Siale Piutau (capt), Daniel Kilioni; Kurt Morath, Sonatane Takulua: Siegfried Fisi’ihoi, Paula Ngauamo, Ma’afu Fia, Leva Fifita, Sitiveni Mafi, Dan Faleafa, Fotu Lokotui, Sione Vailanu. Autumn Internationals Ireland v New Zealand preview Collapse Expand Autumn Internationals: England v Japan preview All you need to know about the clash… All you need to know about Wales’ upcoming matchup with Tonga this weekend. One sided: Wales beat Tonga 24-6 last year in Auckland (Getty Images) Autumn Internationals Ireland v New Zealand previewlast_img read more

Caring for Concussions

first_img From Florida Hospital – ApopkaDizzy and disoriented after a collision during a softball game earlier this year, Sara Vincente, then a sophomore at University High School in Orlando, knew she had a concussion.“I got up and went back in to play, but I knew I was hurt,” says Sara. “When the inning ended, my coach took me out of the game.”Concerned for his daughter, Sara’s dad, Jose, took her to the emergency room. Because she was able to remember her name and wasn’t vomiting, she was discharged that night.When her symptoms didn’t improve after two days, her pediatrician referred her to the Florida Hospital Sports Concussion Program.The program’s medical team works with more than 17 Central Florida schools to provide 30-minute, preseason baseline tests for athletes that evaluate verbal memory, visual memory, reaction time and mental processing speed.If a head injury occurs, the test shows how an athlete’s brain functions pre-injury and helps determine when an athlete has healed. A majority of concussions appear normal on a CT scan or MRI because these tests only look at the structure of the brain, not how it functions.“A concussion is like a power surge in a computer,” says Melvin Field, MD, neurosurgeon and co-medical director of the Florida Hospital Sports Concussion Program and director of the Florida Hospital Neuroscience Institute. “It has to shut down, reboot and, depending on the severity of the injury, could take hours, days or weeks to fully recover.”Dr. Field cautions that certain brain functions won’t work until the brain heals, which is slowed by both physical and mental strains.A real concernAccording to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the number of emergency department visits for concussions increased by more than 200 percent in older teens from 1997 to 2007. An 11-year study published in 2011 in theAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine found that the high school sports with the highest concussion rates were football, girls’ soccer, boys’ lacrosse, girls’ lacrosse, boys’ soccer and wrestling.“There is no gender, sport or age bias for concussions,” says Michael Dougherty, manager, Florida Hospital Sports Concussion Program. “Younger brains heal slower than adult brains, so we must be more cautious and supportive of players who suffer head injuries.“Our goal is to make sure kids are completely healed before returning to a contact environment,” says Dougherty. “We have tools for testing and can gauge when athletes have recovered and can safely return to their sport.”For the full article, go here. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 TAGSConcussionDr. Melvin FieldFlorida Hospital – Apopka Previous articleYoung Kim makes endorsements in Seat#3 and #4 racesNext articleWhy is Easter So Early This Year? Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Limerick teenager Paul crowned disco kid world champion

first_imgLinkedin WhatsApp by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up World Disco Kid Champion Paul RocheLIMERICK teenager Paul Roche proved he has all the best moves after being crowned Disco Kid World Champion at the home of BBC’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.Paul, from Ballinacurra Weston, shook it up at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool last weekend to fend off sure-footed talent from 20 countries across the globe. The fourth year St Clement’s College student, triumphed after a gruelling three-day competition in the under-16 category.Paul, a member of the West End Youth Centre in Ballinacurra Weston, came through four heats that demanded incredible focus and composure under pressure. During the final dance-off he had just 60 seconds to impress the judges with a one-off routine. Limerick’s answer to ‘Billy Elliot’ has been walking on air since his big victory.“I still can’t believe I’ve won. This is my third time at these championships and the competition has always been so tough,” said Paul.“When I arrived home to Weston on Monday, I was exhausted but there was a huge party organised by my family. Aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, everyone was there. Everyone wanted to see the trophy and hold it up. I barely got to see it myself,” he revealed.Paul’s dance teacher Eilish McCarthy proudly hailed the 15-year-old as “one of the top dancers in the country”.“I had a feeling going over to England that this would be Paul’s year. He has been so close in the past that it was only a matter of time before he got his breakthrough. Hopefully this win will put Paul on the map as there is so little awareness out there around the quality of young Irish dancers,” Eilish commented. Twitter Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival TAGSDisco Kid World ChampionlimerickPaul RocheSt Clement’s CollegeStrictly Come DancingWest End Youth Centre RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleHam Sandwich: no filler, all killerNext articleSinead O’Connor is welcomed to the party by Limerick member Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Facebook Advertisement Email Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsLocal NewsLimerick teenager Paul crowned disco kid world championBy Alan Jacques – December 11, 2014 1018 Print WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed livelast_img read more

The PSNI gives its backing to Derry’s Fleadh bid

first_imgNewsx Adverts Twitter Previous articleOatfield staff say they know Letterkenny plant is closingNext articleCounty Council fined for poluting river News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Google+ LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Pinterest Google+center_img Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report By News Highland – January 24, 2012 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week The PSNI has thrown its weight behind the bid to have Derry host Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in 2013.In a statement released last evening, the Police said Such an event would no doubt be enjoyed by many, enhance the city’s image and bring a welcome boost to the local economy.Meanwhile, Comhaltas Dhoire released detailes of its appeal to the Ulster Council of Comhaltas to refuse Derry’s application on the basis of dissident republican activity in the area.The threat posed by dissident republicans was given as the reason for Comhaltas to turn down Derry’s bid to host the All-Ireland Fleadh next year.Following a vote by a standing committee of the Ulster Council at the weekend Comhaltas said it was impossible to support the application because safety was paramount.However the PSNI says that should not be a concern – in a statement the Police said that any security concerns that exist in Northern Ireland should not prevent the Fleadh taking place in Derry.In its appeal Comhaltas Dhoire says the Ulster council’s decision was flawed as it was not based on the evidence presented.They also express disappointed that some members of the County board and the Ulster council have introduced politics into this decision making process which directly contravenes the ethos and constitutionComhaltas Dhoire has called for an urgent meeting of all parties involved in an effort to rectify the situation in an attempt to salvage the organisations reputation as a whole. Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota The PSNI gives its backing to Derry’s Fleadh bidlast_img read more

All public representatives in Donegal should unite to defend rural Ireland

first_img Google+ Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleDonegal County Board threatens legal action over replica shirts and flagsNext articleDonegal farming in worst crisis in living memory News Highland Facebook A Donegal TD says public representatives from all parties need to unite to defend rural Ireland.Deputy Padraig MacLochlain was speaking after it was confirmed this week that the services of a Community Welfare Officer where being withdrawn from St Johnston, Fahan, Culdaff and Bree.He believes this coupled with post office and Garda station closures and the loss of other services is part of an anti-rural Ireland agenda by the current government.Deputy MacLouchlainn says for rural Ireland, it is death by a thousand cuts:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/padram.mp3[/podcast]Meanwhile, a Fianna Fail Cllr has echoed Deputy MacLochlains calls saying all public representatives need to work together.Cllr Paul Canning says rural Donegal has been forgot about….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/cann.mp3[/podcast] Pinterestcenter_img Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter News All public representatives in Donegal should unite to defend rural Ireland Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter By News Highland – August 24, 2012 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal last_img read more

Relationships at work

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Relationships at workOn 27 Jun 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. • The potentially damaging impact that divorce can have on the fortunes of large organisations was shown to best advantage following the surprise announcement, in 1998, that Rupert Murdoch had split with his wife Anna, a director of News Corp in her own right. But immediate stock-market jitters were quickly offset by the company. Anna Murdoch’s resignation was swiftly announced and the investors were assured that all the family’s stock in the company was residing in trust for the Murdoch children.• Dennis Hayes, founder of modem-maker Hayes Microcomputer Products, was less fortunate in his dealings with ex-wife Melita, who in 1988 was granted 10 per cent of the company after arguing successfully that she had made a valuable contribution to its growth during its early years. In 1996, she put this stake to good use by joining forces with a competing group which was attempting to acquire Hayes as it was emerging from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The bid failed – but it forced Hayes to buy her stake for an over-inflated $11m.• In 1995, the owner/manager of a UK concrete pumping firm took drastic action to protect his company from his ex-wife by selling it to employees for £1. She had previously turned down a salary of £18,000 and their four-bedroomed house. He later claimed: “With the help of my mates, I’ve beaten Caroline. They were doing 20-hour days, they stuck to me like glue and it’s my turn to repay the debt. The company is theirs now and I wish them all the best. I’m going to sign on.”• Last year, chartered surveyor John Dougan claimed he faced bankruptcy after a judge ordered he should pay £20,000 to his estranged wife for the salary she lost when they married – in addition to maintenance payments. Legal experts claimed the judgement, made under the 1985 Family Law (Scotland) Act, could set a worrying precedent.• In 1997, Lorna Wendt, the estranged wife of General Electric Capital chief executive, Gary Wendt, won assets of $17m from her husband, in addition to annual alimony of $252,000. She had successfully argued that she had sacrificed her own career to help her husband as he rose up through the corporate echelons. A key point in the case was how assets like stock options should be valued in a divorce settlement – an important issue given the more frequent use of stock options and deferred compensation. Her lawyer claimed the ruling demonstrated that valuable future assets were marital property, and thus subject to division.• A similar blow was struck by the UK courts when Sir Terence Conran was ordered to pay his former wife Caroline £6.2m in cash as part of a £10.5m settlement because of what the judge called her “outstanding” contribution to his career. He had offered only £2.5m.Mr Justice Wilson claimed that Lady Conran’s energy “was almost as prodigious as that of her husband.” At the beginning of the Habitat empire, she was “almost as full of ideas” and “her role in providing inspiration was integral to the enormous and lasting success of his ventures”. last_img read more