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  1. have you read his bio on wiki:- In January 2009, he was asked by the Labour Government to undertake a review of commercial radio in the UK, which was published in April 2009.[9] In order to stop a high percentage of commercial radio stations losing money, Myers recommended that regulators could remove the imperative for local radio to be produced from within a geographic boundary; tailored news feeds alluding to a geographic area could be produced from one big building.[10] A number of his recommendations were taken up within the Digital Britain report and the Digital Economy Act. The chang
  2. but did he really sell the shares?? in the newspaper it says:- Mr Quinn confirmed he had held 1.4 million shares in the company but on learning of his appointment as acting AG he had disposed of the majority of his shares 'to avoid any suggestions it was in my interest to seek to influence any decision making in government concerning Sefton" On the last AR it shows as joint shareholders ML & Mrs HJ Quinn = 1.403,656 shares look at the choice of words in the newspaper article and why held and not owned? disposed of and not sold what in number terms does majority ref
  3. on MR it reports:_ Pinewood investment still safe: Minister Published online at 16/05/2013 12:33:00 Treasury Minister Eddie Teare says the Island’s investment in Pinewood has been vindicated by a rising share price – despite ambitious expansion plans being turned down. Yesterday, South Buckinghamshire Council told the film studio behind James Bond blockbuster Skyfall was told it couldn’t go ahead with a £200 million expansion plan. The Manx government holds a ten per cent stake in the firm, and Mr Teare says the planning application will now go to UK Communities Minister Eric
  4. since the end of Feb 2013 through to Wednesday 17 April the mid-market share price was pretty much flat at 274p - then by Tuesday 23 April it had risen to 280p the following Monday 29th April there was a Stock Exchange announcement http://www.lse.co.uk/share-regulatory-news.asp?shareprice=PWS&ArticleCode=sz1bciiu&ArticleHeadline=US_Joint_Venture_Agreement_and_Trading_Update the price has since come off and is now 277.5 why would it have risen like that just before an announcement and since then fallen back?
  5. do you think by any chance some Govt mis-information in that Twickenham Limited should read perhaps as either BALLAPADDAG FARM PRODUCE LIMITED formerly Twickenham Properties Limited or Twickenham Investments Limited, formerly Robinsons Developments Limited and bear in mind allegedly "Twickenham Limited" owns the former Yates' Wine Lodge building where as Anglo Irish Trust that used to be E&Y used to operate from and where Peter Horsthius used to be a director...maybe just co-incidental - what do you think?? which reminds me that I thought I heard or saw on here that Ropbin
  6. I wonder how much time he now spends in the UK fulfilling his duties as an executive director.
  7. compare month on month food prices http://www.gov.im/lib/docs/treasury/economic/retail/cpirpi13mar.pdf with http://www.gov.im/lib/docs/treasury/economic/retail/cpirpi13apr.pdf a selection:_ bread UP 0.8% beef DOWN 0.9% lamb DOWN 4.9% pork n/c bacon UP 4.2% fish UP 2.3% cheese UP 7% eggs DOWN 0.8% milk DOWN 1.4% potatoes UP 0.5% vegetables UP 3.0% please feel free to correct my maths if necessary....
  8. btw just heard the current MR advert looking for an in-house "intern" as from September. but thinks the current intern is the 3rd in the series (?) what is the point of having an intern trained that then isn't offered a full time job, or finds one elsewhere? deja vu, somebody / organisation / Govt (?) "helps out" paying for the intern's "training" (?)
  9. How To Ruin A Company http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19911103&slug=1314875 (sorry, if this has been posted previously)
  10. is there any information please as to when the £450,000 loan was made "last year" ?
  11. re Captima - see post 876
  12. hope and expect this position will be entirely funded by advertising revenue New appointment at Manx Radio Published online at 01/05/2013 13:25:22 Manx Radio has appointed a new senior business development executive to its sales team, as it approaches its 50th anniversary. Kelly Smith has joined from Beckmann Visual Publishing in Ramsey, where she was sales and marketing director, and brings years of international experience to her new role. As well as leading a sales team and managing the global distribution of Beckmann’s products, she was responsible for managing relationships w
  13. I'm told goat meat is cheap where can I buy it from? need to make the pension go further..... thanks OaP
  14. Sefton Group financial restructuring Arrangement fee to Captima 3. The Hon. Member for Middle (Mr Quayle) to ask the Minister for the Treasury: 190 What arrangement fee was paid to Captima for facilitating the Sefton Group financial restructuring? 220 The Speaker: Hon. Member, Mrs Beecroft. Mrs Beecroft: Thank you, Mr Speaker. Could the Minister confirm who the directors of Captima are; and could he also confirm whether the restructuring would have gone ahead without the intervention from Government? 225 The Speaker: Reply, sir. The Minister: According to the Captima website,
  15. please please can a parent write to the DEC with a subject access request, then when it is received back ask the Data Protection Supervisor to commence action against the DEC for illegally holding information.....
  16. Would not? Surely if the answer was that they owe money to government, thus they should not have been entitled to any government grants under the rules, whilst owing money (NI/ITIP) to government? This implies Teare would thus then be proven by his own admission to have given the Sefton this money and thus broken those rules? What are the penalties for breaking those rules? Is it a civil service penalty (should a.n. civil servant have stopped the money in its' tracks, and be guilty of some offence?). So three questions 1) can a minister be held accountable for breaking those rules? and b)
  17. 1) so has / will Mr Quinn's loan of £250,000 been / be repaid using taxpayers money? 2) per the last Annual Return made up to 22 January this year shows that Mr Quinn and his wife have a personal shareholding of 4.39% which being above 3% requires them to be identified as a "substantial interest" - does he not therefore have a conflict if he is acting AG and in so being is advising Government on matters related? .
  18. Makes no difference if they haven't got the money. As someone said, the government was in a difficult position and you could just imagine the conversation. On balance I think administration would have been better, for if businesses within the group are viable they would survive and prosper. It could have meant big losses for other local businesses creditors though, and that is information that the government would be privy to and we are not in balancing their decision. It is not good to see shareholders bailed out with taxpayers' money and you do worry that our government gets into bed with pe
  19. its EU driven isn't it..its now in the UK so guess it will eventually arrive here is some guise...
  20. Do you really think the Sefton group could be saved? If you think longer before posting you will realise that by effecting a short-term loan there is a better chance of creditors being paid, these creditors will include the government's NI funds. Remember EuroManx owed the government over 1 million in unpaid NI (I believe). This is exactly the wrong time of year and also the wrong time in the financial readjustment of the government's finances (i.e. *your* finances) for a major employer to go to the wall. The Sefton group is trading profitably - you see this from the annual accounts. T
  21. and during the year to 22 January 2013 continuing shareholders bought 4,684,466 shares continuing shareholders sold 4,122,373 new shareholders = 180,192 shares no longer shareholders = 90,748 shares and Graham Ferguson Lacey in his own name is still the registered holder of 472,223 shares while fmr CM Don Gelling has 28,381 double checked the above figures - correct:)
  22. btw - the Co's authorised share capital is £20m divided into 80,000,000 shares of £0.25 of which only 31,952,001 shares have been issued...begs the question why they didn't go for a rights issue with 40m shares underwritten by the new investors?
  23. must have been at some stage...at least up until 15 March, when he (John Quinn) resigned and the Finance Director was appointed btw as at 22 Jan 2013 he had 1,403,656 shares registered in his name... aside: does anyone know if Tynwald officers have to do a declaration of interests return, somehow I don't think they have to which surely can't be right if the officer is called upon to give advice on something...how would anyone know if the officer were conflicted?
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