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  • 17 Sep 2018
    A consortium led by Hillhouse Capital Group is offering US$17.6 billion (S$24 billion) or US$46 per share for Yum China, a purveyor of fried chicken and pizza. 인터넷바카라 The offer is nearly 24 per cent higher than its closing price on Tuesday (Aug 28). But, the company has reportedly rejected the buyout deal, which did not offer detailed terms. Sources told Reuters that Yum China's board decided the offer provided no extra value. Mr Justin Urquhart Stewart, co-founder of Seven Investment Management, said: "In China, they maintain in fact a monopoly on those brands. Therefore, they are a cash cow... Management would see this as a rather opportunist bid to come in to try and buy assets, albeit at a premium to current price, still at a discounted price to where they were a few months back." Yum China is the biggest fast-food chain in China, and holds exclusive licensing rights for KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell. 인터넷카지노   It currently operates 8,100 restaurants across the country and was the first major Western fast-food company to enter China. Its latest move quashes what would have been one of Asia's biggest deals this year. Mr Stewart added: "So what this will do in fact is actually probably just give further support to say the business like this has got a greater premium than currently being offered." Yum China declined to comment, but says it has the potential to grow to over 20,0000 stores in the long term.
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  • A consortium led by Hillhouse Capital Group is offering US$17.6 billion (S$24 billion) or US$46 per share for Yum China, a purveyor of fried chicken and pizza. 인터넷바카라 The offer is nearly 24 per cent higher than its closing price on Tuesday (Aug 28). But, the company has reportedly rejected the buyout deal, which did not offer detailed terms. Sources told Reuters that Yum China's board decided the offer provided no extra value. Mr Justin Urquhart Stewart, co-founder of Seven Investment Management, said: "In China, they maintain in fact a monopoly on those brands. Therefore, they are a cash cow... Management would see this as a rather opportunist bid to come in to try and buy assets, albeit at a premium to current price, still at a discounted price to where they were a few months back." Yum China is the biggest fast-food chain in China, and holds exclusive licensing rights for KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell. 인터넷카지노   It currently operates 8,100 restaurants across the country and was the first major Western fast-food company to enter China. Its latest move quashes what would have been one of Asia's biggest deals this year. Mr Stewart added: "So what this will do in fact is actually probably just give further support to say the business like this has got a greater premium than currently being offered." Yum China declined to comment, but says it has the potential to grow to over 20,0000 stores in the long term.
    Sep 17, 2018 70
  • 11 Sep 2018
    When I heard about Amazon Video Direct earlier on today, I was pretty excited. It was written about as a YouTube competitor and, as much as I love YouTube, I was pretty keen to get in on AVD on the ground floor. 인터넷카지노  Amazon just seemed like such a good place to publish short fiction videos; it's already the prime place for independent e-books, I thought it would be the perfect place for my video fictions. Now, I'm under no illusions - my stories are my pleasure, but they are never going to be a big earner for me. I write and record for the love of the story. Right now, I'm happy with that. But the thought of entering a less crowded marketplace was also appealing. I just want people to enjoy my work and AVD is so new, it is going to make discovery of my fictions a whole lot easier. 인터넷바카라 *BUT IT IS NOT.* Youtube's success comes partly from the fact that it is so damn easy to upload. I teach 11 year old kids who do it better than me, because it just works well. But Amazon Video Direct is not only ugly, but cumbersome and (worst of all) insists you include _closed captions_ when you upload. WHAT??! Ain't nobody got time for that. 카지노사이트주소 And this is why Amazon Video Direct is going to be a completely different kettle of fish to YouTube. YouTube is for everyone; AVD is for those who are serious about their work. Sure, it might end up meaning a smaller, but better quality, selection of videos - but it is never going to have the reach and cultural penetration of YouTube.
    67 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • When I heard about Amazon Video Direct earlier on today, I was pretty excited. It was written about as a YouTube competitor and, as much as I love YouTube, I was pretty keen to get in on AVD on the ground floor. 인터넷카지노  Amazon just seemed like such a good place to publish short fiction videos; it's already the prime place for independent e-books, I thought it would be the perfect place for my video fictions. Now, I'm under no illusions - my stories are my pleasure, but they are never going to be a big earner for me. I write and record for the love of the story. Right now, I'm happy with that. But the thought of entering a less crowded marketplace was also appealing. I just want people to enjoy my work and AVD is so new, it is going to make discovery of my fictions a whole lot easier. 인터넷바카라 *BUT IT IS NOT.* Youtube's success comes partly from the fact that it is so damn easy to upload. I teach 11 year old kids who do it better than me, because it just works well. But Amazon Video Direct is not only ugly, but cumbersome and (worst of all) insists you include _closed captions_ when you upload. WHAT??! Ain't nobody got time for that. 카지노사이트주소 And this is why Amazon Video Direct is going to be a completely different kettle of fish to YouTube. YouTube is for everyone; AVD is for those who are serious about their work. Sure, it might end up meaning a smaller, but better quality, selection of videos - but it is never going to have the reach and cultural penetration of YouTube.
    Sep 11, 2018 67
  • 10 Sep 2018
    What is the future of Youtube shows? 인터넷카지노 Youtube and by default all of its hit channels are less than ten years old, but let's talk about how time affects Youtube. We've already seen the top channels peak and descend. The crown for most subscribed channel went from Ray William Johnson to Smosh to Pewdiepie. The crown for most watched recently from Machinima to Rihanna. Some Youtubers have made the transition to other media, or are trying to, like Toby Turner and the Fine Bros.  But I'm wondering if the future YT channels will be like other media or not. What will happen whenever someone wants to end their channel or a member of a duo wants to leave and the other wants to stay? Will Youtube channels die like cancelled television shows? Viewers are not as accustomed to endings like that online as on TV. How will audiences respond? 온라인바카라 If one of the Fine Brothers or Smosh guys wants to move on to something else, will the show continue with a new person like a late night talk show or SNL? Or are YT channels and their viewership not built to outlast their creators?
    67 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • What is the future of Youtube shows? 인터넷카지노 Youtube and by default all of its hit channels are less than ten years old, but let's talk about how time affects Youtube. We've already seen the top channels peak and descend. The crown for most subscribed channel went from Ray William Johnson to Smosh to Pewdiepie. The crown for most watched recently from Machinima to Rihanna. Some Youtubers have made the transition to other media, or are trying to, like Toby Turner and the Fine Bros.  But I'm wondering if the future YT channels will be like other media or not. What will happen whenever someone wants to end their channel or a member of a duo wants to leave and the other wants to stay? Will Youtube channels die like cancelled television shows? Viewers are not as accustomed to endings like that online as on TV. How will audiences respond? 온라인바카라 If one of the Fine Brothers or Smosh guys wants to move on to something else, will the show continue with a new person like a late night talk show or SNL? Or are YT channels and their viewership not built to outlast their creators?
    Sep 10, 2018 67
  • 08 Sep 2018
    So I used to have Adblock on Chrome on my Windows laptop. I already didn't use one on my Android because I simply don't browse enough on it for it to be of any use. 온라인바카라 Ok, so back to my Chrome browser. I used to have Adblock on by default for any and every website and it was great: clean webpages, fast load times, no annoying popups! Then I started whitelisting certain websites (The Verge was one, but also Facebook and Google). And then, I switched to having Adblock off by default and blacklisting certain websites (most notably, torrent sites and their terrible, terrible ads) but I was also blacklisting Youtube, because I watch a lot of it and the same ads kept coming on and when you've seen some crappy bank ad 5 times in a row it gets really old. 카지노사이트주소    Ok, so why did I end up completely uninstalling Adblock you ask? Well, the reason is actually kinda simple, I felt guilty I was stealing money away from content creators that I loved. A lot of the channels on Youtube I follow deliver top-tier content every week and even sometimes every day! These guys deserve to get paid for their work! Like I watched a VSauce video and god damn Michael deserves to have wads of money thrown at him! But since I can't do that, I watched a 5sec pre-roll instead. Same thing for Casey Neistat's vlog, Epic Meal Time, TheSmokingTire, LifeAccordingToJimmy, all these guys deliver great content super regularly! I'm not gonna pretend my time is that valuable, clearly I'm already spending hours watching YouTube every week I'm not fooling anybody. 바카라사이트  And yeah, every time I see that crappy ad about Russian girls in my area or some bank that wants to loan me money I still wanna punch my screen. It's worth it though, because at the other end of that screen there's the Verge staff, there's Michael Stevens or Harley Morenstein. And in the end, those guys are doing a hell of a job. And if I can pay them for their job by spending a couple minutes each day listening to the dude with a Lamborghini and seven bookshelves in his garage then I'll do it.   So how about you guys? Do you use Adblockers?
    73 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • So I used to have Adblock on Chrome on my Windows laptop. I already didn't use one on my Android because I simply don't browse enough on it for it to be of any use. 온라인바카라 Ok, so back to my Chrome browser. I used to have Adblock on by default for any and every website and it was great: clean webpages, fast load times, no annoying popups! Then I started whitelisting certain websites (The Verge was one, but also Facebook and Google). And then, I switched to having Adblock off by default and blacklisting certain websites (most notably, torrent sites and their terrible, terrible ads) but I was also blacklisting Youtube, because I watch a lot of it and the same ads kept coming on and when you've seen some crappy bank ad 5 times in a row it gets really old. 카지노사이트주소    Ok, so why did I end up completely uninstalling Adblock you ask? Well, the reason is actually kinda simple, I felt guilty I was stealing money away from content creators that I loved. A lot of the channels on Youtube I follow deliver top-tier content every week and even sometimes every day! These guys deserve to get paid for their work! Like I watched a VSauce video and god damn Michael deserves to have wads of money thrown at him! But since I can't do that, I watched a 5sec pre-roll instead. Same thing for Casey Neistat's vlog, Epic Meal Time, TheSmokingTire, LifeAccordingToJimmy, all these guys deliver great content super regularly! I'm not gonna pretend my time is that valuable, clearly I'm already spending hours watching YouTube every week I'm not fooling anybody. 바카라사이트  And yeah, every time I see that crappy ad about Russian girls in my area or some bank that wants to loan me money I still wanna punch my screen. It's worth it though, because at the other end of that screen there's the Verge staff, there's Michael Stevens or Harley Morenstein. And in the end, those guys are doing a hell of a job. And if I can pay them for their job by spending a couple minutes each day listening to the dude with a Lamborghini and seven bookshelves in his garage then I'll do it.   So how about you guys? Do you use Adblockers?
    Sep 08, 2018 73
  • 05 Sep 2018
    I believe that ministers must be given adequate and comparable pay, taking into consideration the sacrifices they have to make when crossing over from the private to the public sector. 인터넷카지노     Being a high-flying chief executivein the corporate world is very different from being a minister or politician. The CEO's primary job is to ensure that he and his staff bring in profit for the organisation. To this end, the CEO has to fully exploit his business and financial acumen and lay out the strategies for his staff to adhere to. 인터넷바카라 And for this, he and his staff are adequately rewarded with good bonuses by the board of directors at the end of the financial year. But, if the same CEO crosses over to the public sector and becomes a minister, it is no longer about moneymaking but, rather, about the service to the people.   It is an entirely different ball game in the public sector, where the passion to serve the people is paramount. A good minister need not always be a high-flier from the corporate world with a master's degree or PhD. As long as he is reasonably educated, able to mix well and identify with the ground, able to communicate his thoughts well and can lead, he will make a good minister. 카지노사이트 There are so many examples of ministers who were not high-fliers in the corporate world before crossing over. If any high-flier from the private sector insists that he will become a minister only if he gets the same pay he was drawing in the private sector, then he would be a failure as a minister, because being a minister is all about sacrifices and service to the people and nation. Our national servicemen make sacrifices when doing their two-year stints in the uniformed services. Ministers are expected to do likewise for the well-being of our nation.
    69 Posted by Jake Kennedy
  • I believe that ministers must be given adequate and comparable pay, taking into consideration the sacrifices they have to make when crossing over from the private to the public sector. 인터넷카지노     Being a high-flying chief executivein the corporate world is very different from being a minister or politician. The CEO's primary job is to ensure that he and his staff bring in profit for the organisation. To this end, the CEO has to fully exploit his business and financial acumen and lay out the strategies for his staff to adhere to. 인터넷바카라 And for this, he and his staff are adequately rewarded with good bonuses by the board of directors at the end of the financial year. But, if the same CEO crosses over to the public sector and becomes a minister, it is no longer about moneymaking but, rather, about the service to the people.   It is an entirely different ball game in the public sector, where the passion to serve the people is paramount. A good minister need not always be a high-flier from the corporate world with a master's degree or PhD. As long as he is reasonably educated, able to mix well and identify with the ground, able to communicate his thoughts well and can lead, he will make a good minister. 카지노사이트 There are so many examples of ministers who were not high-fliers in the corporate world before crossing over. If any high-flier from the private sector insists that he will become a minister only if he gets the same pay he was drawing in the private sector, then he would be a failure as a minister, because being a minister is all about sacrifices and service to the people and nation. Our national servicemen make sacrifices when doing their two-year stints in the uniformed services. Ministers are expected to do likewise for the well-being of our nation.
    Sep 05, 2018 69