UK share investing: here’s why 88 Energy’s share price has plunged!

first_img Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild | Wednesday, 10th February, 2021 | More on: 88E 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. 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.center_img UK share investing: here’s why 88 Energy’s share price has plunged! 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. It’s been a bad day for the 88 Energy (LSE: 88E) share price. The UK oil share is down around 17% in Wednesday business. It has now erased all of its recent heady gains and, at 0.47p per share, the company is trading at its cheapest since late January.88 Energy in fresh fundraising88 Energy’s plunged today after announcing plans to raise capital via a placing of ordinary shares. The oilie said it aims to raise up to A$12m at a price per placing share of A$0.008. This is equivalent to 0.45p.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…This represents a 27% discount to what 88 Energy’s shares were trading at on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) yesterday. It is also a 20% discount to the company’s volume weighted average price on the ASX during the 30 days to February 9, 2021.88 Energy’s shares have also ceased trading on the ASX “pending the release of an announcement in relation to the completion of the placing”. The fossil fuel giant said that it expects the placing shares to begin trading on AIM on February 22.Reasons for the placing88 Energy said that the proceeds of the capital raise, blended with the company’s existing cash reserves, will be used “to fund the ongoing evaluation of the conventional and unconventional prospectivity of the company’s existing assets.” The funds will enable it “to identify and exploit new opportunities on the North Slope of Alaska,” it added.In particular, 88 Energy said the funds would help it cover its share of any cost overruns concerning the drilling of the Merlin-1 well at Project Peregrine in Alaska, along with expenses related to flow testing operations pending successful drilling and logging.88 Energy said that spudding at the Merlin-1 well is expected to begin in late February or early March. This follows delays due to issues over new drilling permits raised by the US Department of the Interior. Spudding at the site will target 645m barrels of gross mean prospective resource, the UK share said.Also, the share placing will allow it to finance the drilling of its Harrier-1 well at Project Peregrine. It will also help cover the cost of plug and abandonment (P&A) costs related to its recent acquisition of the Umiat oilfield in Alaska.88 Energy had cash resources of A$14.8m as of December 31, it said. This includes cash balances held in Joint Venture bank accounts worth $5.2m.In other news…In its packed market update 88 Energy also advised of some imminent boardroom reshuffling. It said that managing director David Wall will leave the company in May having tendered his resignation.He will be replaced by current chief financial officer and company secretary Ashley Gilbert. He will assume the role prior to Wall’s departure to ensure that an appropriate handover occurs, the business added. And it has plans to install Gilbert to the role of executive director as well. 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U2 coming to Florida in June

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Performing The Joshua Tree album in full on its 30th anniversaryIconic rock band U2 will be on the road again this summer celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree and performing the album in full, every night. In July the tour brings them home to Croke Park in Dublin, 30 years after the original Joshua Tree Tour’s two memorable shows at the Dublin venue in June 1987.The band will be in concert in Miami at the Hard Rock Stadium on June 11th, and in Tampa at Raymond James Stadium on June 14th. U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 kicks off in Vancouver on 12th May for a run of dates across North America, and includes U2’s first ever U.S. festival headline appearance at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival.Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers and One Republic will be a part of the North American leg of the tour.“It seems like we have come full circle from when The Joshua Tree songs were originally writtten, with global upheaval, extreme right wing politics and some fundamental human rights at risk,” reflects The Edge. “To celebrate the album – as these songs seem so relevant and prescient of these times too – we decided to do these shows, it feels right for now. We’re looking forward to it.”“Recently I listened back to The Joshua Tree for the first time in nearly 30 years,” adds Bono. “It’s quite an opera. A lot of emotions which feel strangely current, love, loss, broken dreams, seeking oblivion, polarisation… all the greats… I’ve sung some of these songs a lot… but never all of them. I’m up for it, if our audience is as excited as we are… it’s gonna be a great night. Especially when we play at home. Croke Park.. it’s where the album was born, 30 years ago.”Tickets for U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 are on sale Monday, January 16th in Ireland, the UK and Europe and on Tuesday, January 17th in the US and Canada. Ticket prices start at $35.00 for general admission floor tickets.As usual, there is an exclusive priority presale for U2.com subscribers from Wednesday, January 11th (9am) through Friday, January 13th (5pm) local times. Tickets will be general admission on the floor and reserved seating in the stands. There will be a 4 ticket limit for subscriber purchases and a 6 ticket limit commencing with public sales. In North America, all floor tickets will be paperless unless otherwise noted.Find all the dates below and keep an eye on our tour page for the latest ticket and package information. (Not a U2.com subscriber but interested in taking part in the presales? Subscription details here.)Released to universal acclaim on March 9th 1987 and featuring hit singles “With Or Without You”,“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Where The Streets Have No Name”, The Joshua Tree went to No. 1 in Ireland and around the world selling in excess of 25 million copies and catapulting Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr “… from heroes to superstars” (Rolling Stone).To read the entire article, go here. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Previous articleBreaking News: OCSO deputy killed in crashNext articleBreaking News: Reward for Loyd increased Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Residence de l’Isle / Chevalier Morales Architectes

first_imgArchDaily Photographs:  Adrien Williams Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project CopyHouses•Montreal, Canada Year:  Residence de l’Isle / Chevalier Morales Architectes ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961138/residence-de-lisle-chevalier-morales-architectes Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Chevalier Morales+ 30Curated by Paula Pintos Share Area:  580 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Manufacturers: Focus Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/961138/residence-de-lisle-chevalier-morales-architectes Clipboard Architects: Chevalier Morales Architectes Area Area of this architecture project Residence de l’Isle / Chevalier Morales ArchitectesSave this projectSaveResidence de l’Isle / Chevalier Morales Architectes “COPY” 2020 Houses Projects Photographs “COPY” Canada Products used in this ProjectHeatingFocusFireplaces – BathyscafocusTeam:Stephan Chevalier, Principal; Sergio Morales, Principal; Julie Rondeau, Architect; Christian Aubin, Architect; Ève Beaumont-Cousineau, ArchitectCity:MontrealCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Chevalier MoralesText description provided by the architects. Designed for a couple and their two children, the Residence de l’Isle is a reinterpretation of Modern American Houses of the mid-20th century. This single-family home, built on the banks of a river, in the northern suburbs of Montreal, is the result of an architectural conversation with the design work of the architects of that era. Hidden behind a row of tall, mature pines, its siting allows the existing natural vegetation to become an integral part of the project while optimizing the views towards the water.Save this picture!Courtesy of Chevalier MoralesSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!Courtesy of Chevalier MoralesThe perfect 100 X 100 square. Revisiting some key architectural elements of modernism in a contemporary manner, the geometry of the floor and ceilings, the integrated wooden furniture and the masonry cladding have all been reimagined. The garage, a symbol of a time when suburbia and automobiles rhymed with progress and enthusiasm, is directly integrated into the house, which itself forms a perfect 100-foot square. The question of privacy versus openings, crucial in the 1950s, enables a response that creates two rectangular courtyards. They are inserted into the volume, bringing natural light into the heart of the residence, while also integrating the backyard and the swimming pool. These exterior spaces that are extruded from the initial mass also serve to define and structure the geometry of the interior space of the project. The 100-foot square is therefore in contact with an ordered exterior space placed in the foreground of the natural setting that remains intact beyond the boundaries of the house.Save this picture!Courtesy of Chevalier MoralesIntegration in the landscape. The siting of the residence makes it possible to reintegrate the pre-existing alignments of the land and to therefore conserve as many existing trees as possible. Large coniferous trees were then planted in the heart of the first landscaped courtyard that provides vehicular access. The programmatic distribution of the interior spaces takes into consideration the relationship with the street, the relationship to the river, the solar orientation, and the specific needs of the inhabitants. Also, the living room space was lowered a few steps and a glass pavilion has been installed on the roof. While initially design as a single-storey house, the pavilion creates a variety of spatial experiences.Save this picture!Courtesy of Chevalier MoralesThe north-south axis of the project houses the more intimate spaces with the need for privacy, while the living spaces are spread out along the river, thereby creating a strong link with the daily evolution of the surrounding landscape. The position of the garage makes it possible to minimize the presence of the residence to the street, while still creating a clear axis that marks the main entrance. It follows the same axis as the pre-existing access road, thus mitigating the impact on the site and its natural landscape. Abundant vegetation provides privacy for the residents while offering a green and natural context for the neighborhood. Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsTreatment of materials. A palette of materials, matched to the colour of the natural trees bark, makes it possible to integrate the new tone-on-tone construction into its surroundings. Natural materials, including clay brick (wall), wood (soffit), and stone (flooring are natural), have been given preference.  Brass accents have added to the project, as has metal cladding. On the front facade, a large bay window creates a visual flow through to the river while serving to accentuate the pavilion-like feel of the design.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Adrien WilliamsThe mezzanine space that allows residents to benefit from an additional view onto the river serves to accentuate the composition and break up the horizontality of the residence. Some areas of the roof are covered with a white granular membrane while others have been landscaped, offering a green and temperate environment for this level. The overall emphasis of a sustainable design approach is enhanced through the incorporation of geothermal wells that provide both heating and ventilation for the residence.Save this picture!© Adrien WilliamsProject gallerySee allShow lessMalinard Youth Center / Carton123 architectenSelected ProjectsBuchholzer Grün Housing / Busch & Takasaki ArchitektenSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeChevalier Morales ArchitectesOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMontrealOn FacebookCanadaPublished on May 05, 2021Cite: “Residence de l’Isle / Chevalier Morales Architectes” 05 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Lugar Pessimistic about Farm Bill Chances

first_imgHome News Feed Lugar Pessimistic about Farm Bill Chances Lugar said there is no chance a stand-alone Farm Bill will see action, but one could be included in a larger measure that deals with issues related to the fiscal cliff, “I think it is going to be almost a matter of chance. It will depend on if there is a legislative vehicle to which it could be attached.” He added this vehicle would need to have a “must pass” designation. At the end of the current session, Lugar will return to private life and a new crop of Senators and Representatives will have to pick up the pieces of what the current session does or does not do. SHARE Facebook Twitter Lugar Pessimistic about Farm Bill Chances As for future farm policy, Lugar, one of the few farmers left in the Senate, urged lawmakers to better understand agriculture and its role domestically and internationally, “The potential global crisis over food production is less well understood.  Whereas research is opening many new frontiers in the energy sphere, the productivity of global agriculture will not keep up with projected food demand unless many countries change their policies.  This starts with a much wider embrace of agriculture technology, including genetically modified techniques.”[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/12/Lugar-last1.mp3|titles=Lugar Pessimistic ] Facebook Twittercenter_img By Gary Truitt – Dec 13, 2012 For more than 3 decades, Indiana Senator Richard Lugar has been impacting US farm policy. As chairman of the Senate Ag Committee in 1985, he crafted the “Freedom to Farm” Farm Bill which changed US farm policy from a supply management to a market oriented approach.  Lugar told HAT that, this year, the Senate Ag Committee also crafted and passed a new Farm Bill with bipartisan support which set a new course for US Farm Policy, “The committee passed the bill in record time, and the full Senate passed it with good bipartisan support for agriculture. It was the Senate at its best.”  But the House failed to pass a new 5 year Farm Bill; and, with the lame duck session of Congress quickly winding down, Lugar says there are few chances left for action to be taken on a Farm Bill. SHARE On Thursday, Lugar took to the Senate floor for his last floor speech. In it, he criticized fellow Senators for putting politics above governance, “I do believe that, as an institution, we have not lived up to the expectations of our constituents to make excellence in governance our top priority.”  He challenged those who come after him to spend more time on policy and less on getting re-elected, “My hope is that Senators will devote much more of their energies to governance. In a perfect world, we would not only govern, we would execute a coherent strategy.  That is a very high bar for any legislative body to clear.  But we must aspire to it in cooperation with the President because we are facing fundamental changes in the world order that will deeply affect America’s security and standard of living.” Previous articleGood Commodity Broker Offers No-Lose SituationNext articleOil Settles Lower with Debt Woes Demand in Spotlight Gary Truittlast_img read more

Wrecking ball poised for city eyesore

first_imgNewsLocal NewsWrecking ball poised for city eyesoreBy admin – June 25, 2010 688 Print Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Advertisementcenter_img Email AN unfinished building that has become one of the ugliest eyesores on the city landscape is to be demolished.Senior planner with Limerick City Council, Kieran Reeves, has confirmed that the building close to Ellen Street and Michael Street and in close proximity to the Milk Market, is set to be demolished within eight weeks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  Although planning permission had been granted to the developer seven years ago, work on the building ceased and the unfinished structure rapidly deteriorated and fell into serious dereliction.Residents of Watergate, which is within a stone’s throw from the building, have been calling on the city council for years to take action against the developer, as the building was attracting anti-social behaviour, illegal dumping and other undesirable activity.The building shell which has further deteriorated over the years, is now one of the ugliest vacant sites in the city and given its proximity to the recently restored Milk Market, the City Library and a number of city car parks, there have been ongoing calls for its demolition.However, numerous approaches to the owner failed to produce a positive result but last week, a court order was imposed for its demolition.Speaking to the Limerick Post, Mr Reeves said he expects demolition, the cost of which will be borne by the owner, to take place within a matter of weeks.Asked if he is confident that the owner will comply with the enforcement order, Mr Reeves said there is always the possibility that he will appeal it to the Circuit Court. Linkedin Previous articleAllegations of indecent assault against former Christian BrotherNext articleGrilled French goat’s cheese mini-log and walnut pesto ciabatta adminlast_img read more

Expiry Of Cheque Due To Lockdown ‘Unfortunate Issue’, Says Delhi HC; Seeks RBI Response [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesExpiry Of Cheque Due To Lockdown ‘Unfortunate Issue’, Says Delhi HC; Seeks RBI Response [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK29 May 2020 5:11 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court termed the expiry of cheque on account of the sealing of the branch of bank where it was deposited amid lockdown ‘unfortunate issue’.Observing thus, a bench of Justice Jayanth Nath sought the response of the Reserve Bank of India to the issue.The Court was considering a writ petition filed by one Abhinav Chawla, whose cheque for an amount of Rs 10 lakhs got expired as…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court termed the expiry of cheque on account of the sealing of the branch of bank where it was deposited amid lockdown ‘unfortunate issue’.Observing thus, a bench of Justice Jayanth Nath sought the response of the Reserve Bank of India to the issue.The Court was considering a writ petition filed by one Abhinav Chawla, whose cheque for an amount of Rs 10 lakhs got expired as the bank could not clear the same due to the COVID-19 lockdown.The petitioner’s counsel, Advocate Adhish Srivastava, submitted that since the cheque had been deposited within the statutory period, he cannot be penalised on account of inability of the bank to clear the same on time.The petitioner highlighted that no guidelines/regulations with respect to the future of such instruments have been issued or prescribed either by the Reserve Bank of India or by the Ministry of Finance, The authorities ought to have anticipated such scenarios while declaring the lockdown, urged the petitioner. Though the Reserve Bank of India has expressed its inability in view of the statutory provisions, the High Court has directed it to file its reply. The Petitioner has also been directed to implead the drawer and its bankers to get a holistic view of the case.Click here to download Order Read Order Next Storylast_img read more

SC Refuses To Entertain Plea Against Madras HC DB Stay On Order Restraining Patanjali Ayurved From Using ‘Coronil’ Trademark

first_imgTop StoriesSC Refuses To Entertain Plea Against Madras HC DB Stay On Order Restraining Patanjali Ayurved From Using ‘Coronil’ Trademark Sanya Talwar27 Aug 2020 12:38 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain the petition filed by Arudra Engineers challenging the order of division bench of Madras HC which stayed the single bench direction restraining Patanjali Ayurved from using the trademark ‘Coronil’.A bench of CJI SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun allowed the petitioner(s) to withdraw the plea with the liberty to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain the petition filed by Arudra Engineers challenging the order of division bench of Madras HC which stayed the single bench direction restraining Patanjali Ayurved from using the trademark ‘Coronil’.A bench of CJI SA Bobde, Justices AS Bopanna & V. Ramasubramaniun allowed the petitioner(s) to withdraw the plea with the liberty to pursue the case in before Madras High Court. The Court was informed that the case has been listed on September 3 for consideration.CJI SA Bobde stated that “If we prevent the use of word “Coronil” on the ground that there is some pesticide on its name, it will be terrible for the first product.”The firm has claimed that ‘Coronil’ is a trademark owned by it since 1993. The company’s registered trademark, called ‘CORONIL-92 B’, is an acid inhibitor product to clean heavy machinery and chemical preparations for industrial use.The Petitioner has assailed an order passed by the Division bench of Madras High Court which had issued an interim stay on the single bench order restraining Patanjali Ayurved and the Divya Yog Mandir Trust from using the word “Coronil” in relation to its immunity-boosting products.In the High Court, a bench of Justices R Subbiah & C Saravanan passed the order on an appeal moved by Patanjali and the Divya Yog Mandir Trust.On August 6, a single bench of Justice C V Karthikeyan passed an absolute injunction order, restraining it from using the trademark ‘Coronil’, after observing that Patanjali was exploiting public fear by projecting that they could cure COVID-19.Next Storylast_img read more

New York Police Department halts use of bodycams after one explodes

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York City Police Department Commissioner James P. O’Neill suspended the use of some bodycam devices “effective immediately” after one of the city’s cameras exploded over the weekend.The NYPD said it was made “aware of a possible product defect” on Saturday when an officer said his Vievu model LE-5 camera caught fire. The officer removed the device before it exploded, and no injuries were reported.“Last night, an officer retrieved a body-cam for deployment on a midnight tour and noticed there was smoke exiting from the bottom portal and immediately removed it,” the NYPD said in a statement. “After it was safely removed, the device exploded.” Investigators said “the incident revealed a potential for the battery inside the camera to ignite,” according to the statement.The NYPD said it would pull the affected devices while it investigates the issue.“Out of an abundance of caution, the Police Commissioner has directed that the continued use and distribution of the LE-5 model cameras be suspended effective immediately,” the statement said. “All officers assigned LE-5 cameras were instructed to immediately remove the cameras and bring them back to their commands.”Officials did not say how many cameras were recalled, but the NYPD has nearly 3,000 LE-5 models in use, according to ABC New York Station WABC-TV. Axon, which manufactures the affected devices, said it was cooperating with the NYPD during its investigation.“The officer was not injured, however officer safety is of the utmost importance to Axon,” the company said in a statement. “We will do whatever is necessary to quickly and safely resolve this situation.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Boredom the true cause of stress in call centres

first_imgBoredom the true cause of stress in call centresOn 8 Feb 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Too little work and poor motivation among staff are at the root ofabsenteeism and retention problems in call centres, new research claims.Call centre staff are twice as likely to suffer stress in the workplace thanthe average UK employee. But the pressure was found to be a result of thework’s boring and random nature as well as its low skill requirements. The study of six call centres by consultancy CBE debunks the theory thatcall centres are modern-day sweatshops.Employers need to give staff more autonomy and change in their jobs, ratherthan cut the workload, the report said. Giving regular feedback to staff wasalso found to increase motivation.Cheryl Clifford, head of HR at call centre specialist Merchants Group, saidthe graduate intake contributed to the problems.”There may be a tendency to over-recruit in terms of the skill-set forthe job. It is too high in relation to the work involved.” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Bernard Hodes campaign draws pharmacists to Tesco

first_imgResearch played a key part in a successful recruitment campaign for TescoPharmacy by resourcing specialist Bernard Hodes Group. The advertising campaign scooped three trophies at this year’s RecruitmentAdvertising Awards and has increased job applications while raising TescoPharmacy’s profile in a tough recruitment market. It is the latest in a series of campaigns which began in 1996 and which havewon nine RAD or CIPD awards and nominations for Tesco and Bernard Hodes Group. The research into pharmacists’ career choices and their perceptions of Tescoas an employer revealed concerns that they would not be able to provide the samelevel of customer service as a high street pharmacy. “Our response was to develop an approach that would dispel the mythsand sell the advantages – such as funded training, support and flexible hours,” said Neil Atkinson, a communications consultant who worked on thecampaign at Bernard Hodes. Carol Trower, Tesco Pharmacy’s recruitment and training manager, said thestrategy is unique. “It’s a particularly tough market where creativity andoriginality are the best ways of getting your message across.” Bernard Hodes campaign draws pharmacists to TescoOn 5 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more