Son i just think most were relieved it went up. Bond may have carried the company forward on the tech challenges that were faced but seems to have shown little drive to do the right thing with business in almost shutdown. As for sales, strategic plans companies have will only be on hold if not progressing. Covid will pass and life will again resume as before. Hopefully this time will be a bit of a reset for some folks to be more compassionate, caring and intelligent in terms of how we live our lives, but judging by the toilet paper supplies at my local supermarket, I doubt it....
Andle, that statement really underlines the problem with the U.K. now. Other nations do care and foster/appreciate good relationships. I work directly with Italian and French in Eastern Europe for an international company and I see the difference culturally and the way differing nations relationships are built. Russians are very family oriented people, make one a friend and it’s a friend for life. Just don’t make one your enemy )
Sonofagun, Russia has always had close links with Italy. The news in U.K. doesn’t report any positives about VP, but having worked in the region for 10 years, it’s far from the negative picture they paint in the BBC
Muscorum, it’s that like a bus mans holiday )) Well I arrived back in the U.K. last night and it was a strange experience. No food in the supermarket, no traffic on the M25 and even now less traffic than on a Sunday... U.K. plc is pretty much on hold... Vladimir Putin sent a huge amounts of assistance to Italy, 9 IL76 transport planes with medics equipment and supplies. Let’s hope they can turn the tide there.
junior, most of us have bought shares regularly and Bond is on a significant salary over and above what most earn. If the company operations are unable to continue to operate, sell and forfeit orders due to Covid then those with the highest salaries should take a cut. Many other CEOs have!
Tommy, it’s easy for us to be judgemental about what the Chinese eat. Reality is at times the Chinese population has been starving. https://www.wfp.org/countries/china A significant number of famines changes your outlook on what you will do to survive and that then becomes normal after prolonged periods. Couple the wildlife munching, wet markets and disease carrying animals and you get a perfect storm. We in the U.K. have been lucky to not see significant hardship in many years and food just arrives in plastic cartons well butchered and hygienic to take home and eat. A lot of the world is not so blessed. I was in Madagascar a few years ago and seeing animals butchered on a concrete pad, covered in flys then sitting in the sun to be sold was enlightening. Similar scenes elsewhere in Africa. Let’s just hope this virus doesn’t get clever and mutates quickly or we might see a Hollywood disaster movie for real.
What I don’t like about the fund raise is that there has been no reduction in higher corporate renumeration. In this situation there should be a reduction in upper salaries to preserve cash. Bond, do the right thing.
But you can catch it. That was my point. I regularly travel to countries where rabies is still active. Mainly a concern from more domestic style animals tho for me. Although ticks are an issue in Russia but for different reasons.
No, but I do know someone who works in conservation relating to bats and has had the course of preventative injections. As have I but that’s not bat specific or a guarantee you are safe by all accounts.
With regard to France, the outbreak can be directly linked to those repatriated from Wuhan. Similar story in Italy but people were not respecting the lockdown. Now the Italian authorities have mandated a 12 year prison sentence max for those going out without approval. One guy went out for a prostitute and another with a dog puppet. You can legally go out to walk your dog.... My colleagues are French and Italian.