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HMV to set out its rescue plan

first_img whatsapp Sunday 20 March 2011 11:44 pm ENTERTAINMENT giant HMV is considering selling its book chain Waterstone’s as part of a rescue plan to be revealed to its banks this week.The group is thought to be considering the options of selling Waterstone’s, which could be worth up to £75m, a share issue and more store closures.HMV has issued four profit warnings since September and has told lenders it is in danger of breaching its banking conditions after the end of the financial year in April.It forecast it would finish the year with net debts of £130m. Share HMV to set out its rescue plan KCS-content center_img by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definitionthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Tags: NULLlast_img read more

First Mutual Properties Limited 2015 Presentation

first_imgFirst Mutual Properties Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2015 presentation For more information about First Mutual Properties Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Mutual Properties Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Mutual Properties Limited (  2015 presentation Company ProfileFirst Mutual Properties, formerly known as Pearl Properties Limited, is a subsidiary of First Mutual Holdings. It is a real estate company with vested interests in the development and management of commercial properties in the major towns of Zimbabwe. First Mutual Properties has a significant property portfolio, comprising some 117 250 square metres of lettable space made up of office parks, retail shops, commercial and industrial property. It owns and manages 41 buildings in the major economic hubs of Zimbabwe, including high-rise commercial buildings, industrial and warehouse properties and retail outlets. First Mutual Properties also has a residential trading stock of two- and three-bedroomed garden flats in Avondale, Harare. First Mutual Properties is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

E-Tranzact International Plc ( 2017 Annual Report

first_imgE-Tranzact International Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about E-Tranzact International Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the E-Tranzact International Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: E-Tranzact International Plc (  2017 annual report.Company ProfileE-Tranzact International Plc is a technology company in Nigeria offering services for electronic transaction switching and payment processing. The company has operations in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Cote d’Ivoire and the United Kingdom. E-Tranzact International Plc has established partnerships with universities, government authorities, parastatals, financial institutions, technology firms and aviation companies offering solutions for everything from cash dispensing machines and international money transfers to payments of salaries and third parties. BankIT is an alternative payment option that is accessible through multiple electronic channels; eTranzact CorporatePay allows private organisations and government agencies to automatically handle third party and salary payments; mCommerce is a mobile banking application; eRemit is an online international money transfer service; eTranzact Strong Authentication provides two-factor authentication for ATM, POS, mobile and web transactions; ATM CardlexCash is a global payment network; eTranzact WebConnect accepts and processes merchant payments; eTranzact PayOutlet allows merchants to collect payments from customers through eTranzact branches. eTranzact International is a subsidiary of eTranzact Global Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. E-Tranzact International Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Seed Co Limited HY2017 Presentation

Seed Co Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Seed Co Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seed Co Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seed Co Limited (  2017 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileSeed Co Limited is the leading producer and marketer of certified crop seeds in Zimbabwe, supplying hybrid maize seed to commercial farmers as well as wheat, soya bean, barley, sorghum and ground nut seed. The seeds is grown from parent seeds under contract by an established network of seed producers. Innovation and pioneering breeding methods drive the Seed Company’s success; having successfully developed hybrid crop seed varieties in Zimbabwe that are recorded as the highest yielding varieties in their class. The Seed Company has a dedicated research team; producing hybrid crop seeds and non-hybrid cereals and oil crop seed varieties that are suitable and adaptable for Zimbabwe’s ecological conditions. Seed Co Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange read more

Hunting for bargain shares? I like these 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks after recent falls

first_img See all posts by Harvey Jones Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Harvey Jones 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. The stock market has plunged this week, throwing up buying opportunities everywhere you look. These two FTSE 100 stocks have both delivered years of share price growth and dividend income to investors, only to slip lately. They could make tempting buys right now as a result.Reckitt BenckiserHousehold goods giant Reckitt Benckiser Group (LSE: RB) has long been one of my favourite FTSE 100 stocks, thanks to its impressive long-term track record of share price and dividend growth. It sells basic, everyday items that billions of global consumers keep in their kitchens and bathrooms all over the world, and boasts a raft of strong brands.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…Such is its popularity that the Reckitt Benckiser share price usually trades at a premium level of around 24 times earnings, while offering a relatively low yield of just over 2%. Things are different today. Global stock markets have hammered stocks across the board, but Reckitt Benckiser has got into a mess of its own making, too.On Thursday, it reported a £1.9bn operating loss, as margins weakened due to increased investment in its brands, while management recognised a £5bn impairment charge against its recent Mead Johnson child nutrition acquisition.This shows that no matter how steady the company is, it can always slip. The coronavirus is adding to the uncertainty, as we wait to see what impact it has on the company’s sales in China and beyond. On the plus side, you can now buy Reckitt Benckiser stock at around 20 times forward earnings, which counts as a bargain by its elevated standards. The forecast yield is 2.8%, but dividend cover is strong at 1.9 and management remains progressive, having just hiked the final payment 2.3%. I would place this high on my watchlist, as global markets tremble.British American TobaccoThe British American Tobacco (LSE: BATS) share price has underperformed lately, dropping by a third over the last three years. The group has been hit by the continuing crackdown on smoking, particularly since the US regulatory authorities are extending this to new products such as e-cigarettes and vapes, which were supposed to open up a fresh source of revenue.The £70bn FTSE 100 group still sells a lot of cigarettes, though. Yesterday it reported a 5.7% rise in revenue to £25.9bn, although profit from operations fell 3.2% to around £9bn. Management expects adjusted revenue growth in the 3% to 5% guidance range, despite a 4% drop in overall industry volumes.British American Tobacco stock is primarily attractive for its dividend, as it currently yields 6.7%, covered 1.5 times by earnings. Today’s entry price of 9.9 times forward earnings is attractive, as recent share price underperformance has pushed it into bargain territory, offering a cushion against further falls in the weeks ahead.Raising prices and cutting costs should support British American Tobacco despite the long-term decline in smoking. It may even offer some protection against coronavirus concerns, as stocks in more vulnerable sectors such as travel come crashing down. It looks tempting at today’s relative bargain price. 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. Hunting for bargain shares? I like these 2 FTSE 100 dividend stocks after recent falls 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. Image source: Getty Images 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. Harvey Jones | Friday, 28th February, 2020 | More on: BATS RKT Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Concert featuring John Conlee

first_img Facebook Concert featuring John Conlee TAGSButterfield Festival CommitteeconcertJohn ConleeMonahans Chamber of Commerce Facebook Twitter The Butterfield Festival Committee & the Monahans Chamber of Commerce have scheduled a concert featuring John Conlee on July 30 at the Ward County Event Center, 1525 E. Monahans Parkway, Monahans.Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m.Concessions are available for purchase.Admission is $30.VIP sponsors and tables are available and limited.For reservations or for more information, call 432-943-2187. WhatsApp By Odessa American – May 28, 2021 center_img Pinterest Previous articleDance benefitNext articleExhibit and program Odessa American Twitter Pinterest Local News WhatsApplast_img read more

Federal Reserve Outlines Challenges Ahead

first_img Tagged with: Beige Book Federal Reserve Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Federal Reserve Outlines Challenges Ahead Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save July 20, 2020 1,487 Views Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Phil Hall is a former United Nations-based reporter for Fairchild Broadcast News, the author of nine books, the host of the award-winning SoundCloud podcast “The Online Movie Show,” co-host of the award-winning WAPJ-FM talk show “Nutmeg Chatter” and a writer with credits in The New York Times, New York Daily News, Hartford Courant, Wired, The Hill’s Congress Blog and Profit Confidential. His real estate finance writing has been published in the ABA Banking Journal, Secondary Marketing Executive, Servicing Management, MortgageOrb, Progress in Lending, National Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional America, Canadian Mortgage Professional, Mortgage Professional News, Mortgage Broker News and HousingWire. Federal Reserve Outlines Challenges Ahead  Print This Postcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Beige Book Federal Reserve 2020-07-20 Mike Albanese About Author: Phil Hall The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: HUD, OCC Tout Opportunity Zone Potential Next: Rent Prices Report Slowest Growth Since 2010 Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Real estate markets across the country continued to deal with lower inventories and rising prices, although some regions are seeing a new wave of residential construction, according to findings in the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report for July.The Beige Book found home sales increased moderately across the nation. Within each district, activity varied from mild to robust. The weakest performance was in the New England region covered by the Boston Fed, which found double-digit decreases in both single-family and condo sales on a year-over-year basis during May, with inventory down “substantially” in all reporting areas.However, median prices were up for all areas except Vermont and the condo markets in Boston and Massachusetts. (Connecticut did provide data for this report.) The Atlanta recorded a similar situation of low inventory and higher prices but was also dealing with a sharp increase in 30-delinquencies, particularly in the South Florida markets.Elsewhere, the overall activity was more positive. The Cleveland Fed found its region addressing the inventory issue, with homebuilders reporting “stronger-than-expected new-home sales in May and June as buyers returned to the market as social distancing restrictions were eased.”The Dallas Fed report trumpeted that “activity in the housing market improved markedly” in its district as “new-home sales strengthened, with several contacts noting a record month in May and continued solid activity in June. Contacts said record-low mortgage rates were driving sales, with the pace of sales higher in the low- to mid-price range.”The Dallas Fed report added, “After a temporary pause, new development activity was picking back up, and contacts noted evaluating new lot/land deals and/or moving forward with planned acquisitions. Outlooks have improved significantly, but there was lingering concern about the demand impact in the fall of a weak labor market, the upcoming election, and virus flare-ups. Multifamily contacts said leasing activity weakened in early to mid-spring due to COVID-19 but has improved since then.”The residential real estate scene within the San Francisco Fed’s district seemed to embody the problems and triumphs of the nation, with moderate increases in residential construction activity, but inventory problems were not erased and prices were being pushed higher.“In Oregon, a large backlog of homeowners wanting to list their home for sale indicated that inventory in some areas may rise in the coming months,” said the San Francisco Fed’s report. “In Idaho and Eastern Washington, observers saw early evidence of buyers moving from higher-cost coastal markets after starting permanent teleworking. A Northern California contact reported that a number of renters were unable to pay rent, while some homeowners were delinquent on mortgage payments.” Subscribelast_img read more

People on the move

first_imgTop jobTim Waterhouse has been appointed HR business partner withchemical and pharmaceuticals company Bayer. Waterhouse will provide a strategicconsultancy role for Bayer’s diagnostics business in Newbury, Stoke Poges andHalstead. While Tim will be responsible for ensuring the project has effectiveoperational back-up, his main focus will be working with the management teamson longer-term business direction.Waterhouse joins Bayer from the HR recruitment consultancy,Courtenay and was previously HR manager for the commercial division HoechstMarion Roussell. A corporate member of the CIPD, he has recently completed anMA in HR management at Oxford Brookes University.He said, “After 10 years in British Rail I took the decisionto take voluntary redundancy and take my chances in the commercial world. Sofar so good.”“The strangest situation I have dealt with was when I wasinterviewing a candidate who calmly told me about the time he put a loaded gunagainst the head of someone and nearly pulled the trigger, before being pulledaway.” Claire Beasley has joined Glencourt Associates, theinternational executive search and selection consultancy, to head up a newretail division. Beasley worked for over 18 years for blue-chip retailers, mostrecently as director of retail personnel for Arcadia Group, responsible fortraining 29,000 employees. Previous Article Next Article On-line recruitment service has appointedKeith Robinson as customer relationship managing director. In the past Robinsonhas worked for recruitment advertising companies such as Barkers HumanResources and Thomson Regional Newspapers. Comments are closed. People on the moveOn 23 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Mechanical, electrical and maintenance company Dudley BowerServices has appointed Jonathan Whitworth as HR manager. Whitworth started workin December at Dudley Bower Services’ Leatherhead offices after working withBAE Systems in Saudi Arabia. Peter Meier is the new head of HR at Channel 4, replacingJanet Wilkinson who has left to take up a new role of HR director with the USgreetings card company Hallmark. An HR professional with more than 13 years’experience, Meier spent most of his career with Anglia Television. When the company was taken over in 1994 he became directorof personnel and administration for the new parent company, MAI Media, which in1996 became United Broadcasting and Entertainment. In September, Channel 4became the first major broadcaster in the UK to achieve the Investors in Peoplestandard. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Softworld 2009 preview

first_imgSoftworld 2009 previewBy Helen Williams on 22 Jan 2009 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article For the first time, the spring Softworld HR and Payroll Solutions exhibition will run at two UK locations. As well as the London show at the Hotel Ibis Earls Court on 3 February, there will also be an event on 10 February at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton, Greater Manchester. These free exhibitions offer an opportunity to see and test out the latest HR and payroll software, get expert advice, and update your software and IT knowledge. “Our spring shows are designed to be very intimate, providing the opportunity for lots of face-to-face interaction between supplier and client, allowing visitors to really learn about the solutions on offer,” says Softworld marketing and conference manager James Reeve.October’s Softworld HR and Payroll exhibition at London’s Olympia attracted visitors with £25m to spend – either on new systems or upgrades.“Everyone has to justify their spending, especially now, so visitors were looking for products that improved productivity, that enabled greater online access, and reduced running costs,” says Reeve. “Improving software capabilities really can improve business performance, so the visitors we expect to see next month are those who are serious about software and recognise its role in helping their business get through these difficult economic times.”The size of the Reebok Stadium means Softworld HR and Payroll North can run on the same day as the Softworld Accounting and Finance show. And Andy Mather, portfolio director responsible for the event, says: “Exhibitors and visitors will benefit, as we find that around one-quarter of the audience like to visit both areas when they run alongside one another.”Product innovationsTeamSpirit Software, a division of Bond International Software, will be demonstrating its HR and payroll software, an integrated package that can be configured to a client’s specific requirements without reprogramming. General manager Roger Moore says: “This tailoring allows business processes to be automated, improving efficiency by removing the need for duplication of data entry.”Simply Personnel will unveil ClockIn 24/7, the newest addition to its HR product line, which allows employees to clock in and out from any internet-connected computer, any time of day. Visitors to the stand will receive a free five-user version of the tracker, plus a virtual time clock. Carval has launched a self-service management solution that uses browser technology to deliver secure internet access to HR and payroll data. This single management view allows users to generate detailed, cross-function reports on areas such as headcounts, salaries or absenteeism. Users can also access staff profiles, photos, and qualification information, submit training requests, schedule regular reports or conduct modelling exercises, all without interrupting the HR team.Human capital management software provider Cezanne Software will be showcasing its succession, career planning and talent management software. This suite of modules can be part of Cezanne’s core HR software offering, or can be run as separate entities.MasterclassesSoftworld will also have a programme of masterclass presentations from industry experts, combining real-life case studies with practical advice.The IPP’s Karen Thomson, associate director of policy and research, will be giving the keynote presentation at both shows, covering all the latest legislation updates and the hot topics for 2009. She will discuss CSA changes, personal accounts, salary sacrifice, the Equal Treatment Directive, and much more.Other speakers include: Phil Nilson, employer strategy manager at HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), will give a topical update on HMRC-related issues affecting payroll, both now and in the medium and long-term.The Financial Ombudsman’s HR manager, Ian Morgan, will present a case study on how the business uses Sage’s HR software to help manage information on its 300 employees. Morgan will also discuss the best approach to rolling out an online system to employees. This will also cover the use of flexible benefits programmes.Caroline Graham, payroll systems and HR information manager at fashion brand Jacques Vert, will talk about how integrated HR and payroll can maximise resources to minimise costs.Dennis Keeling, former Business Application Software Developers Association (BASDA) chief executive and founder of software features and functionality comparison website Business Software Intelligence, will give advice on which business software package to choose from the 1,000-plus available.Seminars and demonstrationsAlong with exhibitors and masterclasses there will be a programme of free exhibitor seminars and demonstrations.3 February Softworld HR & Payroll London4 FebruarySoftworld Accounting & Finance London(Both at the IBIS Hotel, Earls Court)10 FebruarySoftworld HR & Payroll North (with Softworld Accounting & Finance North)(Reebok Stadium, Bolton)ExhibitorsExhibitors at the February HR and Payroll shows range from smaller niche companies to the big names such as Sage and NorthgateArinso, and include providers such as Carval Computing, Simply Personnel, Pyramid HR and Ceridian. Exhibitors include:ASR Computers Bond TeamSpirit Carval HR & Payroll Cascade HR & Payroll Ceridian Cezanne Software Frontier Software Institute of Payroll Professionals NorthgateArinso PS FinancialsPyramid HRSage HR & PayrollSelect Software UK Simply PersonnelFor more information on the exhibitors, visit read more

Douglas Elliman reports $14M profit, 50% revenue jump in quarter

first_img Tags Email Address* Douglas EllimanEarnings CallsResidential Real Estate Share via Shortlink Full Name* Message* The strong finish did not make up for the heavy losses the firm incurred in the early months of the pandemic when it began slashing costs and wrote down $58.3 million in goodwill related to Elliman’s trademark.Elliman reported a net loss of $48.2 million for the year. In 2019 the brokerage had net income of $6.2 million. But the firm’s 2020 revenue of $774 million nearly matched the $784.1 million in 2019.Lorber credited the results to early cost-cutting on the corporate side and Elliman’s 6,700-agent workforce. He also cited recruitment of rainmaker brokers during the pandemic as part of Elliman’s strategy to make up for lost time in New York City.“We really have a good position. We managed during this time to recruit some new people to the company, substantial brokers,” Lorber said on the call.Recent Elliman hires include Compass broker Kirsten Jordan, whom Lorber publicly welcomed earlier this month. A source said the reference was to another top New York City-based agent slated to join Elliman from a major competitor.Overall, Vector’s fourth quarter revenue from its real estate and tobacco businesses was $554.6 million, up from $439.6 million in 2019. Net income surged to $32.3 million from $10.7 million.Vector’s annual revenue rose to $2 billion from $1.9 billion in 2019. Net income dropped to $92.9 million from $101 million.Vector’s real estate segment, New Valley, which includes Elliman as well as a new-development investment arm, reported a net loss of $5 million in the fourth quarter, an improvement over the net loss of $24.9 million a year earlier. New Valley’s net loss for 2020 was $75.9 million, compared to a net loss of $11.4 million in 2019.Contact Erin Hudson Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Douglas Elliman chairman Howard Lorber (Getty)Resilience and rebound were Howard Lorber’s themes as he announced Douglas Elliman’s performance for the final quarter of 2020.“We’re feeling very good about New York at this particular time,” said Lorber, Elliman’s executive chairman and CEO of its parent, Vector Group, on the latter’s fourth quarter earnings call. “It definitely stabilized.”The city’s sluggish sales market, which historically accounts for about 70 percent of Elliman’s revenues, had been dragging down the firm’s business since the onset of the pandemic even as sales surged in Florida and the Hamptons.But last quarter, transaction volume in the city improved, particularly in new-development condominiums.That helped Elliman report net income of $14 million for the fourth quarter, up from the year-ago period’s net loss of $432,000 and a third-quarter profit of $12 million. The firm’s sales revenue last quarter was up 50 percent year-over-year to $267.5 million from $178.1 million in the final quarter of 2019.Read moreElliman reports $12M profit in third quarter after a year of heavy lossesDouglas Elliman’s New York revenues fall by halfHoward Lorber’s comp is too damn high: Investorslast_img read more