National Breweries Plc 2008 Annual Report

first_imgNational Breweries Plc (NATBRW.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about National Breweries Plc (NATBRW.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Breweries Plc (NATBRW.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Breweries Plc (NATBRW.zm)  2008 annual report.Company ProfileNational Breweries Plc produces, packages and markets traditional sorghum beer products in Zambia. Popular variants of its opaque beer are Chibuku Shake-Shake and Chibuku Super. The Chibuku beer brands are packaged in cartons and returnable plastic bottles and distributed through a nationwide network. The world-leading brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, has a 70% majority shareholding in National Breweries but the company is considering sharing a controlling stake to Delta Corporation which is one of the largest holding companies in Zimbabwe by market value. National Breweries is a subsidiary of Zambia Breweries Plc which was previously majority-owned by SAB Miller. National Breweries Plc is listed on the Lusaka Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng) 2018 Presentation

first_imgNigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2018 presentation For more information about Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Breweries Plc (NB.ng)  2018 presentation Company ProfileNigerian Breweries Plc is the largest brewing company in Nigeria producing the nation’s favourite brew, STAR. The company boasts one of the most modern brew houses in the country producing a popular range of lager, stout, malt drinks, ready-to-drink beverages, cider, carbonated soft drinks and energy drinks for local consumption and for export. Lager brands include STAR, Heineken, Gulder, Goldber, “33 Export”, Life, More and Stella; the stout brand is Legend; the malt brand is Amstel Malta; the ready-to-drink brand is Ace Passion; the cider brand is Strongbow Apple Cider; the soft drink brand is fayrouz and the energy drink brand is Climax. Nigerian Breweries Plc has 11 breweries, 2 malting plants and 26 sales depots; enjoys a growing export market; and offers sales and logistic and marketing support to merchants and vendors. Brands in the product portfolio are available in 13 countries including the United Kingdom, South Africa, the United States and various countries in Middle-East and West Company. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Here’s why I’m not buying Royal Mail shares in my ISA today

first_img Nadia Yaqub | Thursday, 10th December, 2020 | More on: RMG 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. See all posts by Nadia Yaqub Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royal Mail (LSE: RMG) shares have had an impressive run. Over the last six months, the price has risen from 182p to 336p, which means investors could have made gains of 85%.So will Royal Mail shares continue to rise? Let’s consider the investment case in detail.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…Coronavirus winnerRoyal Mail has been a winner through the coronavirus pandemic. Government restrictions resulted in a significant increase in online shopping and the number of parcels being delivered to consumers.The FTSE 250 stock played a part by delivering many of these packages, which has boosted its revenue. In fact, the company announced that for the first time ever, its parcels revenue is larger than its letters revenue. This is no surprise to me as sending letters has been in a secular decline.Legacy problems dent Royal Mail sharesRoyal Mail has had its fair share of problems, which have been raised to the surface once more by the pandemic and don’t help its share price. The company’s heavy reliance on its shrinking letters business and lack of investment in parcels infrastructure has resulted in poor growth.These legacy problems go back years and have not been helped by a unionised workforce of the kind that many rivals don’t have. I believe Royal Mail’s challenges will take some time to resolve.In May, CEO Rico Back stepped down with immediate effect in a surprise departure after less than two years in the job. He has been replaced in the interim by the Chairman, Keith Williams, a former CEO of British Airways.Just like Back, the eventual permanent CEO will have to continue deal with the heavily unionised workforce over restructuring plans for the ailing business. Many decisions are likely to be unpopular with the unions and I expect the new company chief to have a huge job on their hands.GLS unitOther than Royal Mail’s core operations, it also has a small international General Logistic Systems (GLS) business, which focuses on delivering parcels globally.Its latest interim results showed GLS revenue increasing by 22% and operating profit up by 85% at £166m. I expect this business to diversify and be the driver of revenue going forward. This division is now projected to deliver 21%-23% sales growth year-on-year for FY 2020/21.Royal Mail shares have rallied on the back of some recent analyst upgrades. JP Morgan changed the stock to ‘overweight’ from ‘neutral’ with a price target to 374p from 253p.Goldman Sachs, which has a ‘buy’ rating on Royal Mail, upped its price target to 290p from 230p. UBS, is another fan of the stock but has kept its price target at 215p. Yes, Royal Mail faces some structural challenges. But I believe the better parcel revenue trend has encouraged analysts to become positive on the company.But while Royal Mail shares have been rising, I’m steering clear of the stock for now. Reducing costs and investing in technology, I believe, are the right steps for the business. But identifying the solution and executing the plan and two very different things. The dividend was suspended during the pandemic and I expect more restructuring delays due to a reluctant workforce. Royal Mail’s track record doesn’t give me much confidence.  Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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.center_img Nadia Yaqub 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. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images Here’s why I’m not buying Royal Mail shares in my ISA today Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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.last_img read more

Five reasons why the Reds won Super 15

first_imgBRISBANE, AUSTRALIA – JULY 09: Reds players sing their team song after winning the 2011 Super Rugby Grand Final match between the Reds and the Crusaders at Suncorp Stadium on July 9, 2011 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images) BeliefWith Queensland having not made the play-offs for a decade, for many young Reds the Super Rugby final was only their second-ever knockout game. Beating top sides during the season imbued the team with an unshakeable attitude; the title was theirs if they wanted it. They had none of the fear of failure that can cripple others.This article appeared in the September 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine.Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Or perhaps you’d like a digital version of the magazine delivered direct to your PC, MAC or Ipad? If so click here. For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visitcenter_img Dream Duo: Cooper and GeniaCooper-GeniaAn attacking pair at the base of the scrum who never let their foot off the throat of a rival side. Will Genia’s mature option-taking around the ruck required constant vigilence, but a pair of crossed fingers and rosary beads was often the only way of stopping Quade Cooper’s audacious run-pass attack at ten. Importantly, both improved their tactical kicking games markedly in 2011 to round out the skill-sets.DefenceThe Reds had long been an attacking side capable of scoring four tries a game – but they would leak five or more. An emphasis on defence was Ewen McKenzie’s first priority when he took over in 2010. After conceding nearly 28 points a game in 2008, this year they were down to only 18. They held rivals to only one try in each of their last five matches, including the Crusaders.Missing LinkAfter parting company with Stade Français in 2009, Ewen McKenzie (above) quickly landed on his feet at the Reds during tumultous upheaval. The former Wallaby prop known as ‘Link’ rebuilt the franchise by injecting his brand of defensive starch, tactical smarts and the pragmatism to win with whatever style is called for – even ugly.FlairYou can’t coach speed and you can’t fake flair – and the Reds had plenty of both. Defending at full-back to receive kicks, Cooper’s daring counter-attack gave jet-shoed wings like Rod Davies and Digby Ioane plenty of open space. For an “are you serious?” example check out the ‘Cooper in-goal kick’ below… [imagebrowser id=16]Saturday 9 July 2011Suncorp Stadium, BrisbaneReds 18-13 Crusaderslast_img read more

Toulouse bounce back with good win over Montpellier

first_imgSunday Jan 30, 2011 Toulouse bounce back with good win over Montpellier Toulouse got over their disappointing Heineken Cup loss to Wasps with a 29-9 midweek win over Montpellier in the Top 14, in what was a game with lots to talk about. Great tries, a few bad misses, and a prop pulling off a sidestep.The comprehensive four try, bonus point sees the European champions stretching their lead at the top of the table, while Montpellier are now in fifth place, with title aspirations of their own.Wing Maxime Medard and prop Census Johnstonboth scored twice. Medards second try came from a superbly timed kick through from David Skrela, who himself kicked three conversions and one penalty on the night.Big Samoan front rower Johnston, who we saw with an impressive run against Waspslast weekend, showed his deceptive speed again with a lovely try that included a sidestep on the way to the tryline, coming close to colliding with, and probably knocking down, the posts.Incidentally, he signed a three year extension on his contract earlier in the day.There were a few missed efforts, including a shocker from Rupeni Caucauover the tryline, but there was plenty of quality so its worth having a watch. Time: 05:58ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. 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Watch: Reforging the Steelers | Episode 2 | RugbyPass Original Documentary In Episode 2 of Reforging the Steelers, we follow the team through rounds two to four as they try to get their season on track after an opening loss to competition powerhouses Tasman. Shock result: Crusaders left to rue costly errors with win over Rebels not enough for final guarantee In a shock result, the Crusaders have failed to record the requisite winning margin needed over the Rebels to book themselves a spot in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final and are now reliant on the Blues dropping the ball against the Force. ‘I deliberately haven’t mentioned it too much this week’: Tim Sampson keeping mum ahead of Blues battle The Western Force aim to play the role of party poopers on Saturday when they take on the ladder-leading Blues at a venue that shall not be named. Highlanders player ratings vs Brumbies | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman The Highlanders have given themselves a decent shout at playing in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final. Who were the top dogs in what was effectively a semi-final showdown with the Brumbies? Hurricanes player ratings vs Reds | Super Rugby Trans-Tasman How did the Hurricanes rate in their final game of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman, their 43-14 victory over the Reds? Toulouse bounce back with good win over Montpellier | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Funding advice site launched for advocacy organisations

first_img Howard Lake | 2 July 2012 | News A website has been created to provide advice on funding and bid writing for advocacy organisations. Advocacy Funding features a free email course on how to produce better tenders. It is also building up a series of weekly articles on advocacy bid writing and service design.The site has been set up by Joe Roberson, a mental health advocacy manager turned bid writer and service designer from Somerset. Over the next 12 months he intends to produce 50 ‘how-to’ articles on bidding for tenders, applying for grants and improving performance and outcomes.He explained why he set up the website. “Smaller advocacy organisations are at particular risk” he said, “as they often can’t afford in-house or external writers to produce their bids. This site should help them to improve both their tender writing skills and their grant application skills, whoever their client group is.”www.advocacyfunding.co.uk Tagged with: campaigning Digital Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Funding advice site launched for advocacy organisations  32 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

NSPCC relaunches its tribute fund website

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 Children’s charity NSPCC has redeveloped its tribute fund website with the aim of increasing income and reflecting the charity’s new brand.The NSPCC has been raising funds from online tributes, made in memory of loved ones, for many years. It used the ‘Our Lasting Tribute’ platform developed by Whitewater and then offered by Valldata.When digital agency WPN Chameleon took over ‘Our Lasting Tribute’ from Valldata in 2015, NSPCC took the opportunity to enhance its presence. As well as a redesign it introduced a new name, ‘Light Up Childhood Funds’, to reflect the brighter future that supporting the NSPCC in memory of a loved one can give to young people.The challenge for WPN Chameleon was to redevelop the NSPCC’s presence without significant re-investment.Redevelopment processBefore – how the NSPCC Tribute Funds pages lookedThe WPN Chameleon team, led by Lincoln Bogartz, Digital Senior Project Manager, and Stewart Sear, Digital Creative Director, started with a series of internal workshops attended by NSPCC brand, digital and tribute team professionals. How could the brand values be incorporated into the new site? Could the supporter journeys be improved?From the workshops the WPN Chameleon team developed a clear re-design strategy still using the Valldata platform but looking completely different and much more in line with the new brand. Using agile prototyping tools, the website was iterated to ensure the new experience was right before moving into the implementation phase.As the new NSPCC tribute funds site began to emerge, the technical team worked on the back end implementation in its secure PCI-DSS compliant hosting environment.The whole process took about six months. This included the creative process, the technical implementation and the data migration from the old site of existing tribute funds and donations.Vicky Reeves, MD of the WPN Chameleon digital division, said:“Online tribute funds are a growing part of the charity fundraising mix. As an agency we have unique experience in how digital can support in-memory giving, so we were delighted to help NSPCC refresh their tribute funds site”. Advertisement Tagged with: Digital in memoriam NSPCC WPN Chameleon  314 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis24 NSPCC relaunches its tribute fund website Rosalind Parry, Senior Fundraiser – In Memory and Tribute Fundraising NSPCC, added:“Many of our supporters choose to help keep children safe by remembering a loved one with a tribute fund page, and we wanted to improve that experience, both for the person creating a fund and also for those who donate. The new site does just that, and incorporates our new brand so the look and feel is consistent and engaging.”WPN Chameleon design, build and host websites for half the UK’s top 20 charities and has more than 15 years’ experience in creating performance digital assets for NGOs and fundraisers. Howard Lake | 25 May 2016 | News  313 total views,  5 views today 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

‘We must combat violence against trans women’

first_imgWW photo: Monica MooreheadThe following excerpts are from a talk by Cosmia Bohannan-Blumke on “Trans liberation and Mx. Bostick” at a May 20 Workers World Party forum in New York titled “Black Lives Matter! Trans Lives Matter! USA out of Everywhere!”A few weeks ago, a trans person of color was brutally assaulted on the street in the Chelsea district of Manhattan and, despite being brought to a hospital and treated, didn’t survive. This person, believed to be a trans woman, was dubbed Mx. Bostick by local trans advocacy communities, because their gender was unknown.This tragedy almost went unnoticed, as virtually no news outlets reported on it. Even the trans community only received word of it well after the fact, and it took much investigation to learn any details about the victim that might give clues about who they were. Those of us who advocate for the lives of trans women of color are more than aware that this was not some isolated incident.The number of trans women of color living in the United States who are murdered each year is not a figure that is easy to calculate, largely because their deaths are all too often not reported or are misreported, and they are often branded by their birth names and misgendered as gay men.Frequently they are isolated from their families due to rejection, and the only hope of them being remembered as they lived falls upon their local trans communities, who have no choice but to memorialize one of their sisters. Mx. Bostick had few connections to such communities here and nearly fell through the cracks. It’s certain that others have been less lucky, and for this reason those counting deceased trans people often end their toll with the terribly familiar phrase “that we know of.”Capitalist system targets trans peopleWhy does this happen? Why are trans women of color so frequently targeted for deadly violence, and what can we do, not just as individuals, but as an organization, to combat it?The answer is complex, but not impenetrable. It’s not difficult for one to see the ongoing cultural and political war against trans people in which they are mocked, excluded, portrayed as a symptom of patriarchal society in decay, even blamed for the shortcomings of certain liberal politicians. But the social perception of trans women is not the primary catalyst of this oppression; for trans oppression, like any other, including racism, goes far deeper than individual bigotry. Transphobic violence appears in many, often much more insidious, forms, including medical pathologization, legal discrimination and, ultimately, economic exploitation.Trans people face repression at the hands of the medical state apparatus, which labels “gender dysphoria” a medical disorder, just as it once did homosexuality. Most medical institutions are not well equipped to deal with trans patients, and access to gender-affirming therapies and procedures are still gate-kept behind absurd requirements and waiting times, forcing trans patients to go without essential services simply to demonstrate that their suffering is genuine.Even when one is able to acquire a hormone prescription, the trials don’t end there. “Shortages” of injectable hormones such as estrogen are not uncommon. These aren’t always simple cases of scarcity, however, for cisgender patients with hormone deficiencies often have far easier access to similar resources. The materials for effective trans care already exist, but they are not effectively distributed to those in need.Additionally, trans people are still subject to housing discrimination in myriad ways, despite gender-based discrimination in the housing market being illegal. This, combined with the gentrification of urban areas, including here in New York, makes it far more difficult for struggling trans people to find a stable living situation, fueling the already astronomical levels of homelessness among the general trans population, which overwhelmingly affects working-class, Black and Brown trans women.Meanwhile, similarly ubiquitous job discrimination, including obstacles to applicants, harassment and firings, prevents trans people from finding reliable employment. The violent criminalization of sex work, which sectors of the trans population often turn to, also adds to the crisis. In addition to putting trans women in harm’s way at the hands of abusive clients, the longterm ramifications ultimately lead to more trans women subjected to the horrors of the prison system.Mx. Bostick was homeless at the time of their assault, and a leading theory is that their assailant met them prior to the incident in a local homeless shelter. The life of Mx. Bostick might not have been cut short had they not been homeless. So why are so many working-class trans people, even those lucky enough to not have been rejected by their families, impoverished and without housing?The answer is economic exploitation, a concept which is key to understanding any form of oppression, because it allows us to see how its manifestations are connected. In addition to the crises of capitalism faced by underpaid workers and discrimination faced by people of color, the aforementioned high cost of trans medical care, along with housing and job discrimination, form a virtually unbreakable cycle of poverty and homelessness. This perspective reveals that the fault lies not simply with the perpetrators of these individual injustices, but with the entire capitalist system that permits them.Socialist Cuba combats transphobiaIn order to achieve trans liberation, we must achieve socialism.As an example of the struggle for trans liberation outside of capitalism, we look in particular to the socialist nation of Cuba, which in recent years has taken crucial steps toward actively combating transphobia, passing comprehensive legal protections on behalf of trans people, and incorporating gender-affirming hormone therapy and surgeries into its socialized medical care system.This last point is perhaps the most stark difference between the standing of trans people in the U.S. and in Cuba. Hormone replacement therapy and sex reassignment surgery are provided in Cuba completely free of cost to transgender people upon request. This is because health care and housing are provided to all Cuban citizens. There is no medical industry to exploit transgender patients, there are no landlords to exclude transgender tenants, and there are widespread progressive measures such as inclusive education and raising public awareness of the trans struggle.Just a few weeks ago, thousands marched in Havana for the 10th annual March Against Transphobia and Homophobia. The achievements of LGBT people in revolutionary Cuba are a shining beacon that reminds us that gay and trans liberation are not only achievable, but already happening.The tremendous obstacles faced by trans people in order to survive are not individual issues to be tackled one by one. While championing legislation that offers protections to trans people can be beneficial in the short term, this cannot be the extent of our praxis. There is only so much we can accomplish within the confines of a fundamentally unjust and exploitative system, because the root of the problem lies in the system itself. We should not view the struggle for justice as individual battles to be fought, but a war to be won.Trans liberation will not be achieved in the courts and legislatures of the capitalist ruling class. It must be fought for.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Burke Williams Day Spa Revitalizes with Hot Stones

first_img Top of the News Beauty Burke Williams Day Spa Revitalizes with Hot Stones Signature Massages Plus Hot Stone Enhancement For $99 Beginning April 1 From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, April 1, 2013 | 12:47 pm Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 20 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe More Cool Stuff Make a comment HerbeautyVictoria’s Secret Model’s Tips For Looking Ultra SexyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBollywood Star Transformations: 10 Year ChallengeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty Burke Williams Day Spa invites guests to warm up this winter with a Hot Stone massage enhancement. April 1st through the 21st enjoy a signature 50-minute Swedish Massage with a Hot Stone Enhancement for as low as $99, regularly priced at $130 or higher.Swedish massage techniques combine the relaxing elements of the Swedish massage with the revitalizing aspects of Shiatsu. While the Swedish massage increases circulation and soothes muscles, the Shiatsu technique promotes deeper relief, providing an overall balanced feeling. Paired with the Hot Stone enhancement guests leave the spa feeling relaxed, relieved of tension and stress free.Hot stones are the ultimate organic tool used to gently relax stiff muscles into the deepest ease and increase joint circulation. Each precise stone placement, paired with a customized massage session, enhances the benefits of therapy during the treatment.Guests can go beyond the spa and achieve relaxation regularly with a Burke Williams membership. For as little as $79 a month, Essential Members receive one free 50-minute Pure Relaxation Massage or Spa Style Facial per month plus access to the spa facilities every day at a reduced members-only rate. For those who want ideal indulgence, the Beyond Membership offers the same benefits as the Essential Membership along with daily free access to spa amenities starting at just $149 per month.Visit a Burke Williams near you and venture beyond the spa with a signature treatment or custom membership program today.Hot Stone Enhancement Promotion PricingOffered at Burke Williams Orange, Torrance, Santa Monica, San Jose, Pasadena and Sherman Oaks50-minute Swedish Massage with Hot Stone Enhancement: $99 (regularly $130)80-minute Swedish Massage with Hot Stone Enhancement: $139 (regularly $180)Offered at Burke Williams San Francisco50-minute Swedish Massage with Hot Stone Enhancement: $109 (regularly $145)80-minute Swedish Massage with Hot Stone Enhancement: $149 (regularly $200)About Burke WilliamsFor nearly 30 years Burke Williams Day Spa has been committed to creating an environment of refinement that inspires and provides its guest with a luxurious sanctuary to unwind. With nine locations across Northern and Southern California, relaxation awaits with each of our European-inspired treatments including massage therapy, body wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures, baths, and an array of signature spa services.For more information, visit www.burkewilliamsspa.com.center_img Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Crash Bandicoot Makes His Way Four-Ward to Next-Gen Consoles, Switch, and PC in 2021!

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Crash Bandicoot Makes His Way Four-Ward to Next-Gen Consoles, Switch, and PC in 2021! WhatsApp Facebook TAGS  Pinterest Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Pinterest This year, Crash Bandicoot is kicking off his 25th anniversary by bringing Crash Bandicoot™ 4: It’s About Time to PlayStation® 5, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch™ on March 12. Coming soon, the game will also launch on PC via Battle.net. Players who purchase, or already have, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time on PlayStation® 4 or Xbox One will be entitled to receive next-gen upgrades at no cost (except Japan) within the same console family. By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Facebook Previous articleMemorialCare Offers Free Online Mental Health Resource to SoCal CommunitiesNext articleLabcorp Announces Key Appointments to Oncology Leadership Team Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more