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BOP is a partnership between the Botswana Public Officers Pensions Fund (BPOPF) and Capital Management Botswana (CMB), with the mandate to invest in businesses in Botswana. Flo-Tek chief executive officer, Vijay Naik, confirmed that negotiations for BOP to acquire Flo-Tek are at an advanced stage, but declined to provide further details on the transaction. Flo-Tek, which was established in Botswana in 1998, specialises in the manufacturing and distribution of high-density polyethylene pipe (HDPE), unplasticised polyvinyl chloride (PVC-U), modified PVC (PVC-M) and sewer pipes and roto-moulded products. The company also supplies pipes for the manufacturing of borehole casings and screens. Black Pe Plastic Water Supply Pipe Factory OEM/ODM Products CMB director, Rhys Carr earlier told BusinessWeek that BOP will consider investing in Botswana companies that have the potential to develop new products, create jobs and are viable enough to create a blended rate of return of 20 percent across all the businesses. The BOP aims to invest in businesses for a period of up to eight years, before exiting either through a listing on the BSE or selling back shares to the original vendors of the...

Lululemon Launches Sweat-Life Personal Care Line 06/27/2019

Subscribe today to gain access to the every Research Intelligencer article we publish as well as the exclusive daily newsletter, full access to The MediaPost Cases, first-look research and daily insights from Joe Mandese, Editor in Chief. Lululemon, on one of the hottest streaks in the apparel business, is making good on its promise to flex its brand, introducing a line of self-care products designed just for athletes. “Hot yoga face, HIIT hair, Eau de burpees,” the landing page proclaims. “Years in development, Lululemon self-care is now here to solve some of life’s sweatiest problems — by Athletes for Athletes.” The Vancouver-based clothing company says the launch has been in the works for two years, as it tried to solve grooming problems in “the transition point from sweat to life.” So far, the dual-gender line includes dry shampoo, deodorant, face moisturizer and a lip balm, sold in both full and gym sizes. Packaging is engineered to prevent gym-bag spills. In keeping with the brand’s commitment to sustainability, it’s free of aluminum, parabens or sulfates, with no animal testing. The products are available online, in 50 of its stores and at studio partners thr...

Community comes together to help boy following tragedy | LethbridgeNewsNOW| Lethbridge, Alberta

Following many tragic occurrences, the community banded together to help a 12-year-old Lethbridge boy. Mindy Radisic’s son Landyn’s bicycle was stolen on May 28, 2019. The theft occurred after the death of his grandparents and family dog last summer. In October of 2018, Landyn was hit by a car while riding his bike. The incident resulted in his leg being broken in two places. After posting about the incident on Facebook, Radisic said the community jumped at the opportunity to help the family out. “Between everybody sharing it on Facebook, it somehow made its way all the way to Edmonton and a man from Edmonton who owns a business reached out and offered to buy (Landyn) a bike,” Radisic said. “He ended up donating (most of) of the money. Between him and Ascent Cycle (in Lethbridge) they were able to get him a brand-new bike.” Radisic said Anthony Thompson, the owner of Morinville Flooring, was behind the donation from Edmonton. She told Lethbridge News Now that it was heartwarming having seen such positive feedback and support from the community. “For it (Landyn’s story) to make its way all the way to Edmonton, and in less than a week, for him to have a new bike, it’s amazing,” s...

Cosmetic Threads Market Will Hit at a Strong CAGR of 7.55% in 2019-2026

Global Cosmetic Threads Market By Type (Barb & Cone Threads, Smooth Threads, Screw Threads), Material (PDA, PLA, Caprolactone Threads), Application (Breast Lift, Face Lift, Others), End-Users (Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, Clinics), Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa) – Forecast to 2026 Get Free Sample Report @ https://databridgemarketresearch.com/request-a-sample/?dbmr=global-cosmetic-threads-market Global Cosmetic Threads Market is expected to rise from its initial estimated value of USD 90.06 million in 2018, to a projected value of USD 161.22 million by 2026, registering a CAGR of 7.55% in the forecast period of 2019-2026. This rise in market value can be attributed to growth in cosmetic procedures globally. Cosmetic threads are a type of component used in the cosmetic procedures in that are integrated into the skin of individuals to act as a support so that the sagging skin can be lifted up. This procedure can be identified as a minimally invasive which results in advanced levels of benefits in comparison to traditional surgical procedures. Have Any Query? Ask Ours Expert @ https://databridgemarketresearch.com...

Scale, Automation and Personalization: The Balancing Act for Today’s Brands

Consumer and B2B brands worldwide face no shortage of opportunities — or obstacles — in their pursuit for maximized customer engagement. Personalization, reaching global audiences and supporting and improving mobile experiences are top priorities for many, and for good reason.   Nearly 86% of consumers state that if a brand provides personally relevant content, they become more interested in that brand’s product or services. The impact can be significant: according to HubSpot, marketers who personalize their sites and quantify their achievements see close to a 20% uplift in sales. Yet, concepts around scale, automation and personalization continue to place significant burdens on technical and marketing teams. If companies fail to fully understand these issues, the beneficial impact can be significantly diminished. A common example in ecommerce is a relatively recent trend, 360 spin sets, which provide customers with a detailed and interactive view of a product. A study published in the Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking journal compared three forms of imagery: still photos, 360 degree product photos and virtual mirrors. The researchers found that buyers who interac...

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season officially started on June 1. Forecasters from the National Oceanic and

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season officially started on June 1. Forecasters from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting a repeat of last year’s season, with anywhere from nine to 15 named storms and between two and four that will be Category 3 or higher. Last year, Hurricane Michael alone resulted in 39 deaths, the loss of power for 2.5 million people and $16 billion in damage when it hit Florida and Georgia in October 2018. So it’s time to get serious about being prepared. Could you and your family cope without power for an evening? What about for several days? Here’s our list of 12 must-have items to keep in your home, an emergency kit for you and your family should a disaster such as a hurricane strike. One of the most useful flashlights for home emergency kits, the Goal Zero Torch 250 ($79.96) is a large flashlight with both a spotlight and a floodlight. A built-in hook lets you hang it up to illuminate a large area. The light can be recharged using the built-in hand crank, integrated solar cells, or via USB, so you can keep it running indefinitely in a power outage. It has a USB port so you can power up your smartphone b...

European Cabinetry: Seamless Edgebanding & High-Gloss Surfaces

‘); //–> com.realmagnet.MagnetLeads.init(‘OrfhmQgk6sGIKGvE9vw’); com.realmagnet.MagnetLeads.visitPage(); Whether in the kitchen, bathroom or living room, European-style cabinetry remains in high demand. An important aspect of achieving that look is applying a high-gloss surface, which delivers the sleek style and feel so prevalent in today’s modern furniture design. Rehau’s LaserEdge, introduced several years ago and used in laser and hot air edgebanding applications, is a product that aids in the creation of a seamless look much desired in modern design. The company has now launched a new innovation to further its reach in that market with its high-gloss product – Rauvisio Brilliant that also integrates Rehau’s LaserEdge banding line for a glueless, zero-joint, glossy appearance. According to Justin DeMarco, Rehau marketing manager, furniture, Rauvisio high-gloss surfaces have a color-matched PMMA top layer that enhances color vibrancy and UV resistance also adding depth. The PMMA top layer allows the surface to hold the color over time and not yellow, he says. “High gloss is a trend that seems to be sticking around,” DeMarco notes, “and one thing t...

2020 Subaru Outback adds turbo and huge touchscreen to fan-favorite

Subaru’s 2020 Outback has a lot to live up to. The all-new version of the perennially popular SUV enters its sixth generation with two big boasts: first, that it’s the safest Outback so far, and second, that it’s the most capable. The car makes its debut at the New York Auto Show 2019, and as you’d expect there’s standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Subaru is also throwing in its EyeSight Driver Assist technology as standard, too. It uses the same Subaru Global Platform as the 2020 Legacy and 2019 Ascent, which the automaker says should mean less noise, vibration, and harshness in the ride. Indeed, Subaru claims the cabin is almost 3 dB quieter at highway speeds than its predecessor. On the outside, you get 8.7-inches of ground clearance, despite the Outback sharing no small amount of the silhouette with a wagon. It rises on MacPherson struts up front, while the rear has a double-wishbone layout. The standard engine is a 2.5-liter naturally-aspirated BOXER, with 182 horsepower and 176 lb-ft of torque. For the first time on an Outback, though, there’ll also be a turbocharged option. Standard on the 2020 Outback XT is a 2.4-liter turbo with 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque....

Ben Frost’s Score to Netflix Drama ‘Dark: Cycle 1′ To Be Released This Friday

Lakeshore Records and Invada Records have announced the release of the acclaimed composer Ben Frost’s score to the Netflix original drama Dark: Cycle 1 this coming Friday (28th June) Dark: Cycle 1 (Original Music from the Netflix Original Series) will be released digitally on all platforms on June 28 with CD and vinyl versions forthcoming. Frost’s repertoire includes solo and collaborative efforts that range from classical minimalism to punk rock and black metal.  For the surreal German supernatural thriller, Frost’s dynamic and ominous orchestrations provide a striking backdrop.  Lakeshore Records will release the album in the Americas and Invada Records will release the album in the rest of the world digitally on June 28 with CD and vinyl versions forthcoming.  Music to Season 2 will be released in July.  Dark Season Two will debut on Netflix on June 21. Dark is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. The story takes on a supernatural twist that ties back to the same town in multiple time periods. Says Frost: “Working in this strange and beautiful world of light...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Passes ‘Avatar’ Original Box Office Run

While we all wait to find out if this week’s rerelease of Avengers: Endgame will add enough juice to the Marvel Studios blockbuster to lift it to the #1 spot on all-time worldwide box office charts, Endgame has already managed a major financial feat last weekend by topping Avatar. Sort of. Avatar still reigns supreme as the highest-grossing movie of all time with $2.788 billion. However, that status includes its rerelease receipts worth $33 million. This past Sunday, Endgame topped $2.75 billion, beating Avatar’s original $2.749 billion theatrical cume. The rerelease positions Endgame as a lead-in to the July 2nd debut of Spider-Man: Far From Home. Marvel clearly hopes audiences who didn’t see Endgame yet will finally venture out and give it a go, while those who’ve already seen it might head back for another helping before they see Far From Home, which the studio is smartly billing as the true final chapter in the MCU’s Infinity Saga. There’s precedent to back up Marvel’s rerelease plan. Earlier this year, Captain Marvel enjoyed a healthy increase in weekly box office sales toward the end of its theatrical run, because of audience antic...

These Art Smith and Adrian De Berardinis recipes will bring everyone together for your Pride Month celebrations

Culinary chefs Art Smith and Adrian De Berardinis — better known as “The Bear-Naked Chef” — brought Pride Month to the kitchen when they showed the “The View” co-hosts how to make wholesome comfort food while also sharing some favorites from the celebrities they’ve cooked for. Smith has made meals for four former presidents: Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H. W. Bush and his son, George W. Bush. While he cooked his famous buttermilk fried chicken on Tuesday, he said that if he had to pick one meal to cook for President Donald Trump, it would be this fried chicken. “Fried chicken takes no sides,” Smith said. “I really believe that food brings us together and I kind of live on that principle because I’ve put out a lot of fires with a little bit of fried chicken and gotten in some holy doors, too, with it.” Smith also dished on what it was like to travel with former first lady Michelle Obama on her book tour. De Berardinis also cooked for Michelle Obama, making his family’s pasta and salad — fully clothed. He also cooked for a dinner party for the women of “The Real Housewives of New York City” — this...

Why Stamps.com Tanked 55% Overnight — The Motley Fool

Founded in 1993 by brothers Tom and David Gardner, The Motley Fool helps millions of people attain financial freedom through our website, podcasts, books, newspaper column, radio show, and premium investing services. On this episode of Motley Fool Money, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross, Jason Moser, and Ron Gross hit on this week’s biggest market news. Wayfair (NYSE:W) popped a whopping 30% on a good earnings report, but was it really that good? Stamps.com (NASDAQ:STMP) nosedived 55% overnight after announcing massive and very risky changes. Zillow (NASDAQ:Z) (NASDAQ:ZG) shook up its C-Suite and long-term strategy. Kraft (NASDAQ:KHC) tanked on a bad report that speaks to a very rough industry environment. Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) is up some 15% on promising trends and innovations. And, as always, the guys share some stocks on their radar this week. Plus, Chris talks with the Fool’s retirement guru, Robert Brokamp, about the current state of U.S. retirement savings, alarmingly high levels of consumer debt, tax changes, and more. Chris Hill: It’s the Motley Fool Money radio show! I’m Chris Hill. Joining me in studio this week, senior analy...

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