first_imgReal Good Food has raised £1m with an open share offer that it says had been heavily oversubscribed.The business announced last month that it was seeking to raise extra working capital with the offer.The move follows a troubled period for the Haydens and Renshaw owner, which earlier this year admitted there had been a “significant risk” it would not be able to trade without additional funding from its major shareholders. The business has also warned it expects to make a £3.5m earnings loss this year (see timeline below).Under the open share offer, the business issued 20,115,190 ordinary shares of £0.02 each and received applications for 29,984,154 shares – an excess of 49% of the total available.RGF said qualifying shareholders who have applied for shares will receive their application in full and those shareholders who have applied for excess shares will receive around 61% of their application on a pro rata basis.Real Good Food timeline1 August 2017RGF announces earnings for 2017 will be £2m, around £3m lower than previously forecast, and that profits in 2018 will be lower than expected.RGF also reveals that payments for consultancy services made to executive chairman Pieter Totté and non-executive director Peter Salter have not been disclosed in transaction notes for accounts in 2014 to 2016, but have been accounted for.Salter, chairman of RGF audit and remuneration committees, resigns.8 AugustFounder and executive chairman Pieter Totté resigns and steps down from the board with immediate effect.Non-exec director Pat Ridgwell becomes interim chairman, while non-exec director Christopher Thomas becomes executive director.Finance director David Newman is replaced by Harveen Rai, but remains with the company for a changeover period.New non-executive director Hugh Cawley joins the board to head RGF’s audit committee, while non-exec director Judith Mackenzie becomes head of the remuneration committee.16 AugustRGF secures a £2m overdraft facility with Lloyds Bank after a re-forecasting exercise finds a “short-term working capital requirement” as the business builds up stock ahead of Christmas and proceeds with previously announced investment programmes at Renshaw and Haydens.29 AugustRGF further reduces profit expectations for 2017 to £1m.14 SeptemberRGF says it is committed to improving its corporate governance and reporting, admitting standards have been below those investors “might reasonably expect”, adding it is “committed to rectifying this important aspect of operations and disclosure”.21 SeptemberShareholders agree to give the business a £4m short-term debt facility.OctoberRGF reports a £5.8m loss in the 12 months ending 31 March 2017, despite a £7.8m year-on-year increase in group sales to £108.2m. The loss is attributed to factors including “the effect of currency exchange on key commodity prices and poor financial control of central costs”.DecemberRGF announces revenue up 30% year on year to £63.6m in the six months ending 30 September 2017, although it made a £6.7m pre-tax loss compared with a £0.9m loss in the same period the previous year.Shareholders agree to provide an initial £3m of additional funds, while longer-term funding arrangements are put in place.January 2018RGF warns it is set to make £3.5m earnings loss following poor trading at end of 2017MarchMajor shareholders agree to provide up to an additional £4m funding.AprilKent Foods Limited buys Garrett Ingredients business from RGF.MayRGF announces further £8.2m financing from major shareholders Napier Brown Ingredients, Omnicane International Investors, and funds managed by Downing LLP, stating that, without this, there was a “significant risk” it would not be able to trade.JuneRGF announces plan to raise £1m in working capital through open share offer.last_img read more

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first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Rishabh Pant – the flamboyant wicket-keeper batsman – has said that the stint with India ‘A’ is behind his plausible display on Test debut and it helped him to deal with the extra pace and bounce in the third Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. The 20-year-made impressed many with his confident 24-run knock in the first innings and then his record-breaking seven catches for a debutant.ALSO READ: Asian Games 2018, Day 7 Live: Muhammed Anas Yahiya heads to 400m final“Keeping in England is always difficult because the ball wobbles a lot behind the wicket. The thing is that I have been playing India-A cricket since last two-and-a-half months in England, so it has been helpful for me,” Pant said after India defeated England by 203 runs in the third Test.“I am practicing in the nets on how to deal with that and it is working now,” added Pant, who played for India A against England Lions and West Indies A before being named in the Test squad.However, Pant miscued few chances, particularly from those of Jasprit Bumrah as he said that the main problem was the angle that the seamer creates and it was a big challenge for him.ALSO READ: Asian Games 2018, Day 7: India’s complete Schedule, Timings, and more“It is a big challenge, but the thing is that when Bumrah bowls, he bowls with a different angle. So, sometimes we react to it. That day I reacted too much on that ball and the edge came off. I’m not saying that it was not too difficult a catch; I could have pulled it off,” he said.“As a keeper, you have to wait for the outside edge. That is the only thing I can do, and that is what I have learned after that thing. I am going to wait for the outside edge. That is the only solution.”Pant stated that the Test debut was an unforgettable experience.“It is a great experience, actually. I have played with all the people (team members) in IPL and domestic cricket but when you play for the country, it is a different feeling. It was a dream for me to play Test cricket.”After the struggles from Dinesh Karthik in the first two Tests, Pant’s inclusion was a fresh welcome to the Indian side as India needed solidity in the batting line-up and the Delhi Daredevil man lived up to the expectations with a solid 24-run knock.The standout moment for the debutant came when he tonked an Adil Rashid delivery for a six off the second delivery in his Test cricket career.“I was nervous. Everyone is nervous when they play their first match. When I see the ball I don’t think too much, just see the ball and react to it. That is what happened. I was just playing normal cricket – that is all,” he said.The Roorkee youngster has been making waves in Delhi’s domestic circuit and impressed in the Ranji Trophy and the IPL by scoring big runs in what has been a steady rise for the left-handed southpaw. last_img read more

first_imgThe National Lottery has compiled a definitive list of Ireland’s luckiest counties when it comes to winning the top prize when playing scratch cards.And it shows that Donegal is the seventh luckiest county with 14 players claiming top prizes worth €945,000 in winnings from scratch cards.Since 2015, there have been a total of 402 winners who have won top tier prizes, which are the maximum cash prizes on a given scratch card game, worth a massive total of €22,565,000 when playing National Lottery scratch card games. Scratch card players in Dublin came out on top with 102 players winning more than €5.3 million in top tier prizes.Tipperary came in second place with an incredible €1,695,000 in top prizes shared among 20 winners. Cork came third with €1,580,000 won by 39 individual players while Wexford and Kildare round off the top five with total top prize scratch card wins of €1,415,000 and €1,385,000 respectively. The full county by county stats can be viewed below.Donegal is scratching itself up the National Lottery’s top prize list! was last modified: June 13th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgPopularized by Aaron Sorkin, the “walk and talk” is a clever way to convey a lot of information in an active transitional scene.Cover image via Shutterstock.This brief introduction to the walk and talk scene will take you inside the method, including when to use it, ways to shoot it, and how to get the most out of it. We’ll cover a couple of key features, and we’ll check out a few famous uses of this dialogue-heavy narrative trick. Reasons to Use a Walk and Talk SceneNow, we’re not just shooting these often complicated-to-choreograph scenes to demonstrate that our characters are sharp enough to walk and chew gum at the same time, are we? There are many reasons to use this clever device. Consider the following: Emphasize a busy environment using key elements like interruptions from minor characters and “relay races,” in which characters essentially tag each other in and out of the scene to deliver information or hand off paperwork, important props, and so forth.Get your characters from point A to point B without simply cutting or fading out and back in.Create an active space for exposition, and add interest to what would otherwise just be a talking heads scene.Highlight the production design and set dressing, especially if your work is a period piece or a “love letter” to a famous or interesting city.Build anticipation among characters before a big event or plot point.Show locations in relation to each other to establish a blueprint for your characters’ environment. This is especially useful if you’re setting up a location that will play throughout an entire project, like an office space or a character’s home.Leap from one storyline to another. This plays especially well in commercials or anthologies, in which unrelated characters exist in the same general space. It’s especially fun to use a walk and talk scene to allow them to bump into one another. Useful LocationsIf you want two or more characters to have a lengthy or explanatory conversation, but you’re afraid you’ll lose your viewers’ attention, these nonspecific filming locations will help you create an active dialogue scene.Multi-level buildings: Stairs are your friend. They create depth and movement, and you can find them in some capacity in most locations.Hallways and elevators: Elevators are full of actionable moments: waiting for the elevator, entering or exiting, pressing the button, asking the elevator operator to visit a certain floor, making eye contact, avoiding eye contact — the list goes on. It’s the perfect place to hold your characters captive for any number of reasons.Buildings with busy lobbies: If you have access to a busy lobby setting (or the means to create one), this is a great place to drop characters where they can have a conversation without being isolated.Busy city streets: There is usually so much action on, say, the streets of New York City, that anything goes. Surprise your characters, make them late, give them a reason to stop.Gardens and other outdoor terrain: A walk through the gardens can be slow and meandering or chaotic and full of interactions.Public transportation: A subway car, a bus, a taxi, or any combination of the like can provide great moments for your characters to “stay busy” while they have a conversation. Public transportation also gives you the opportunity to introduce a new character, a distraction, a diversion, or a spectacle.Bars and night clubs: There’s nothing more exciting than following characters into a party, initially focused on their dialogue, then panning or tilting to reveal the Technicolor world they’ve just entered. Music plays a huge part here, and these scenes can be some of the most fun to shoot. Technical, Narrative, and Performance ConsiderationsSteadicam: These “tracking shots” require detailed choreography and often rely on a Steadicam system to stabilize the shot.Dolly system: Steadicam work requires an experienced operator; therefore, it isn’t usually cheap. If you’re working on a budget, you can opt for a dolly setup instead. Using a dolly also allows you to smoothly transition from a frontal follow to a rear follow by simply letting the characters overtake the camera as they walk.Give them something to do: Just because your characters are moving, you shouldn’t neglect other actions. The most interesting, impressive, and dynamic walk and talk scenes involve the characters with their surroundings in as many ways as narratively sensible. Let them stop briefly and consider something, pick something up, pass something off, and so forth.Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse: I cannot overemphasize the importance of blocking and choreographing a walk and talk before the day of the shoot. There are many elements that need to come together. For example, lines of dialogue might need to land on certain beats, or you may need to reset props between takes. Don’t underestimate the intricacy of these scenes, even if they look effortless.center_img Famous UsesThere are a few familiar settings that almost always yield a walk and talk scene. These are great places to base your characters if you’re interested in Sorkin-style dialogue-heavy action.Politicians and White House StaffersWe get it: they’re busy! They’ve got paperwork, they’ve got news to share, they’ve got Secret Service trailing them.Law Enforcement and DetectivesOften, a detective will fill her partner in on the details of an entire case in the time it takes the pair to walk away from the crime scene. This is incredibly useful in shows like Law & Order and CSI. Hospital Employees, Doctors, and NursesWe all love the moment when the doctor steps out of the calm operating room and into the chaos of a busy emergency room hallway. In this particular scene from Grey’s Anatomy, we watch these characters literally run from another character rather than confront them to express discontent.Restaurant Employees, Servers, Cooks, and ManagersWe can move from the kitchen onto the floor, back into the kitchen, then into the back office all in one good walk and talk scene. The following scene from Goodfellas establishes the setting and adds visual interest using varied interactions to establish the character.Entertainers, Band Members, Musicians, and Theater ActorsBirdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is one giant walk and talk scene, and, man, is it a feat! Shot in its now-notorious, one-take style, this film features characters weaving through green rooms, dressing rooms, catwalks, and stage wings — moving on and off the stage and out into the world while maintaining conversations that advance the narrative. It’s brilliant, and it likely wouldn’t have been as successful shot any other way.Romances, Meet-Cutes, Breakups, Fights, and Quirky New Relationships Remember, the key to a successful walk and talk is choreography and camera movement. Here’s a bit more advice on the topic.7 DIY Filmmaking Uses of the Versatile Wheelchair DollyBuild Your Own Butt/Pedestal Dolly for under $140DIY Hacks: 10 Cheap Tripod Dolly Options to Try at HomeHow to Create a Dolly Zoom With Just a Prime LensDIY Filmmaking: Build a $60 Dolly for Lightweight Cameraslast_img read more

first_imgSergio Aguero celebrates after scoring the opening goal for Man City against ArsenalMartin Demichelis spared Manchester City from a second successive loss by heading in a late equalizer in a 2-2 draw at Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday.After Sergio Aguero put defending champion City in front in the first half, Arsenal staged a fight-back after the break inspired by Jack Wilshere. The midfielder clipped an equalizer past goalkeeper Joe Hart before setting up Alexis Sanchez for a volley in the 74th minute at the Emirates Stadium.”I am satisfied because I think this year will be very difficult for us to defend our title because all the teams want to beat us,” City manager Manuel Pellegrini said, before criticizing referee Mark Clattenburg. “Both goals for Arsenal were illegal goals, both goals were clear fouls.”But City leveled thanks to the hosts’ poor defending in the 83rd when Kolarov became the fourth player in this season’s four league games to score against Arsenal with a header.”We gave away a cheap goal form a set piece,” Wilshere said. “We need to look at that.”Arsenal does remain unbeaten after four league matches, while City, which was beaten by Stoke before the international break, is a further point ahead on seven.Jack Wilshere celebrates after scoring the equalizer for Arsenal against Man CityIt was a day of once-unthinkable debuts. Frank Lampard, Chelsea’s all-time top goal scorer, made his first City appearance at the start of his loan from partner club New York City FC. And Danny Welbeck, a surprise 16 million-pound ($26-million) signing from Manchester United on transfer deadline day earlier this month, led the attack for Arsenal.advertisementOffloaded because United manager Louis van Gaal didn’t rate the striker’s finishing, Welbeck couldn’t complete a week in which he scored twice for England with a goal for his new club.It wasn’t for lack of opportunities, striking wide early on from Mesut Ozil’s cross and hitting the post after lifting the ball over Hart. And, with his last touch before being substituted in the 88th minute, Welbeck missed the target when presented with the chance to win the game.Welbeck had injected pace into the Arsenal attack early on, but it was City which went in front in the 28th after launching a counterattack.Jesus Navas pounced on the loose ball before sending in a low cross that Aguero met after racing past Mathieu Flamini and Per Mertesacker, slotting it into the net.The Gunners rediscovered their verve in the second half, equalizing from a sweeping move – started and completed by Wilshere.Wilshere fed Sanchez, who combined with Ramsey before returning the ball to the England midfielder to clip the ball over Hart at the near post. Pellegrini thought Wilshere should have been penalized for controlling the ball with his hand.Pellegrini then claimed Welbeck fouled Vincent Kompany as the captain headed ball in the build-up to Arsenal’s second goal. The half-clearance reached Wilshere who headed into the path of Sanchez to scoop the ball past Hart.”It showed great character to come back from one down, especially against a top team,” Wilshere said.But Arsenal couldn’t defend Aleksandar Kolarov’s corner, which Demichelis met with a powerful header that Wojciech Szczesny got a touch to, but the goalkeeper could only palm the ball onto the post and into the net.last_img read more