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College football odds, picks, predictions for Week 6, 2020: Proven model backing Florida, Notre Dame

Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense overwhelmed LSU in an upset two weeks ago, but fell flat in Mississippi State’s 21-14 loss to Arkansas last week. The Week 6 college football odds from William Hill list the Bulldogs as two-point underdogs at Kentucky as quarterback K.J. Costello and the offense try to get back in gear. Elsewhere in the SEC, No. 21 Texas A&M will try to get back on track after being blown out by Alabama last week, but the Aggies have another top-tier opponent this week in No. 4 Florida.

The latest Week 6 college football spreads show the Gators as 6.5-point road favorites in that matchup. Where is the value in college football bets in the SEC and elsewhere around the nation? Before making any Week 6 college football picks on those games or others, be sure to see the latest college football predictions from SportsLine’s proven model.

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Training business set for growth thanks to backing from entrepreneur

Accredited training specialist, The International School of Linguists (ISL) has received a cash investment from Manchester-based serial entrepreneur David Scorah.

Leeds-based ISL works with a network of skilled and experienced assessors and tutors to provide specialist training and testing to help linguists achieve qualifications and continuous professional development. (CPD)

ISL has received a significant investment which will provide Scorah a minority shareholding in ISL. It will enable the company to further grow the business.

Scorah started his career as a qualified pharmacist and has gone on to develop and sell various successful businesses.

For the last three years he has been the CEO of a business that sells medical equipment on a global platform.

The sum he has invested in ISL is undisclosed but said to be “substantial”.

Scorah said: “I have always been keen to maintain my own personal development and I am passionate about everyone having this opportunity

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Bank of East Asia to sell insurance business with Elliott backing

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong-based Bank of East Asia Ltd (BEA) 0023.HK said on Wednesday it had decided to initiate a sale of its insurance business and seek a strategic partner for its mainland China business following a review of its portfolios and assets.

FILE PHOTO: A logo of the Bank of East Asia is displayed at a news conference in Hong Kong, China, in this February 15, 2016 file photo. REUTERS/Bobby Yip/Files

The bank said in March it had agreed to carry out the review, pausing four-year-old legal proceedings brought by activist investor Elliott Management demanding change at the lender.

BEA, whose main markets are Hong Kong and mainland China, said in its Wednesday statement that Elliott supported the move.

Shares of BEA rose as much as 4.7% to HK$16.40 after the announcement, recovering from two consecutive sessions of falls. They have lost about 20% over the last

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Business, labour backing Ramaphosa’s plan

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By Busi Mavuso

JOHANNESBURG – We will all be watching, with much anticipation, the medium-term budget speech by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni in just over a month’s time. He’ll once again hold centre stage as he maps a path towards South Africa’s economic recovery.

The first priority is to stabilise the economy and then usher it into a higher growth path.

What will support his narrative and in essence what can breathe confidence into a story of renewal is if business, labour and government are on the same page on the key matters that need to be addressed.

I think the social partners have delivered on that. On Tuesday, business, labour and community organisations at the National Economic Development and Labour Council submitted their action plan for the economic recovery to President Cyril Ramaphosa. All social

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