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Forest Green chairman Dale Vince believes B teams in EFL is a ‘hideous’ idea

A proposal for Premier League clubs to play B teams in the English Football League is a “hideous” idea, according to one chairman.

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano said football in the top flight was not a sustainable business even before the coronavirus crisis and suggested the introduction of second-string sides would rectify that.

However, Dale Vince, chairman at Sky Bet League Two Forest Green, believes the idea would destroy over a century of heritage and a better solution to the unsustainability argument would be for the Premier League to filter down more cash.

Manchester City chief executive Ferran Soriano suggested B teams could play in the EFL (Martin Rickett/PA)

“I think it is a hideous idea. It might be great for some clubs in the Premier League but it is not great for the EFL,” he told the PA news agency.

“We don’t just want to become

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Perdue Farms Chairman Elected to the Meat Industry Hall of Fame Class of 2020

SALISBURY, Md., Oct. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Jim Perdue, Chairman of Perdue Farms, has been named to the Meat Industry Hall of Fame, honoring industry excellence in business leadership and community service.

Jim has been the Chairman and advertising spokesperson of Perdue Farms since 1991. As the third-generation leader of the company founded by his grandfather in 1920, Jim is responsible for ensuring the company stays true to its vision and values and has guided Perdue Farms to become a leader in workplace safety, associate health, and animal care.

Under his leadership, Perdue Foods has grown from an East Coast-centered label of premium fresh chicken to a national roster of premium protein brands, which includes turkey, pork, beef, and lamb, and Perdue AgriBusiness from a regional grain and oilseed business to a multi-faceted international player.

Jim holds multiple degrees and is a member of the board of the National

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Serge Pun, Executive Chairman, Yoma Strategic Holdings and First Myanmar Investment

Below is the transcript of a CNBC interview with Serge Pun, Executive Chairman, Yoma Strategic Holdings and First Myanmar Investment. The interview played out in CNBC’s latest episode of Managing Asia on 18 September 2020, 5.30PM SG/HK (in APAC). If you choose to use anything, please attribute to CNBC and Christine Tan.

Christine Tan (CT): Mr. Pun, thank you so much for talking to me. As a group with major business in Myanmar, how would you describe the impact you’re feeling from the current pandemic?

Serge Pun (SP): Well, we’re all facing the same pandemic all over the world, the same all over Southeast Asia, but overall, Myanmar has been spared quite a bit. We’ve had a few spikes, but so far it is well-contain and the government is doing a great deal to contain it.

CT: To help mitigate the situation, Yoma Bank that you own is offering financial

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Lionsgate Vice Chairman Believes the Pandemic Permanently Changed the Theatrical Business

Lionsgate Vice Chairman Michael Burns thinks there is no going back to the pre-pandemic business model for theaters. “I think the theatrical business is changed forever. And it probably took a pandemic to actually start to move that along,” Burns said during a Goldman Sachs conference on Wednesday, arguing that the industry will see more windowing deals similar to the agreement between Universal and AMC, which allows the studio to take films out of the theaters and put them on streaming after only 17 days. “The idea that we have three weekends theatrically and then some sort of rev share arrangement… that’s certainly interesting,” he said, noting that Lionsgate would be interested in a similar type of arrangement. Burns pointed to the studio’s upcoming movie “Antebellum” as an example of a future, multi-platform model for theatrical releases. Also Read: Bob Bakish Explains Why ViacomCBS Chose Paramount+ Name for Rebranded Streaming

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Chairman of Kenya based Davis & Shirtliff wins two 2020 Business Worldwide CEO Awards

LONDON, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The chair of family company Davis & Shirtliff has been named in the 2020 Business Worldwide CEO Awards for his exceptional leadership and vision. Alec Davis has won two categories; ‘Chairperson of the Year Africa – Water and Energy Solutions Industry’ & ‘Employee-Focused Chairperson of the Year, Kenya

The awards seek to identify and honour the Most Respected C-level executives across the globe from a variety of different sectors. Unlike many business awards that focus on the overall companies’ success, here the spotlight is on individuals who make the corporations tick – namely senior executives such as CEOs, Managing Directors, Directors and senior-level management. The intention is to give worthy individuals the recognition they deserve, using their example to inspire others to achieve similar success.

Davis & Shirtliff was established in Nairobi in 1946 by Alec’s father Eddie Davis and business partner

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UBS chairman brings in external consultants for potential merger with Credit Suisse

Logo of Swiss bank UBS is seen in Zurich


  • External consultants are helping UBS create a potential merger deal between the two largest Swiss banks, Credit Suisse and UBS.
  • It would be the biggest deal since UBS merged with Basler Bankverein in 1997.
  • UBS and Credit Suisse told Business Insider that they don’t comment on “market rumors and speculations.”
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UBS chairman Axel Weber has brought in external consultants to explore a potential merger with rival investment bank Credit Suisse, according to a Financial Times report.

A Swiss finance blog reported the potential merger – which would create Europe’s largest bank – on Monday. On Tuesday, the FT reported a deal was on the cards, but that no formal discussions have taken place between the two banks. 

It would be the biggest deal for UBS since 1997 when

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