Shares of the company, which has a market value of $167 billion, have risen 9% so far this year.This is breaking news. Please check back for updates. – Advertisement – But international markets’ are taking longer to bounce back after being hit harder by pandemic restrictions, dragging down McDonald’s total same-store sales. The company reported global same-store sales declines of 2.2% for the quarter.And international markets will likely continue to weigh on McDonald’s business. England, Germany and France, some of the company’s largest markets, are re-imposing lockdowns as Covid-19 cases and deaths soar in those countries.Following the announcement of its third-quarter results, McDonald’s is scheduled to hold a virtual investor meeting.- Advertisement – McDonalds restaurant in Londons Oxford Street. Restaurants are only allowed to open for takeaway orders during the Englands second lockdown.Dave Rushen | LightRocket | Getty Images McDonald’s is expected to report its third-quarter earnings on Monday before the bell.Here’s what Wall Street is expecting, based on a survey of analysts by Refinitiv:Earnings per share: $1.90 expectedRevenue: $5.4 billion expectedIn October, the fast-food giant said its U.S. same-store sales turned positive, rising 4.6% in the third quarter. A promotion with rapper Travis Scott helped boost sales in September, fueling the chain’s highest monthly same-store sales growth in nearly a decade.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Laryea Kingston says he has signed for Accra Hearts of Oak to stay fit as he prepares to move abroad.The former Hearts of Scotland player has returned to the club he made his name with in Ghana till the end of the season for free.He told Citi Sports he has decided to play for the Phobians because he feels indebted to them, but is clear he would not be hanging around for long.“I decided not to take any money from the club as a mark of appreciation for what the club has done for me over the years,” Kingston said.“It’s important I stay fit as I prepare to move abroad. There are so many great players who have returned home to play for clubs. Brazilians Robinho, Adriano and others returned to Brazil to rediscover themselves and then went back to Europe.”Source; Kickoff.com
Ghana coach Sellas Tetteh has named his final 21-man squad for the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand later this month.Tetteh, who won the 2009 World Cup in Egypt, retained majority of the players who played at the African Championship in Senegal early this year where they won bronze.He settled on his final squad after Wednesday’s 1-0 friendly defeat to Portugal in Sydney. The Black Satellites of Ghana will wrap up their preparations with a friendly against Colombia before playing their Group B opener against Austria on 30 May.The Black Satellites will also face Argentina and Panama in the Group stage.Ghana U20 final squad: Goalkeepers: Kwame Baah (Heart of Lions), Siedu Muntawakilu (Hearts of Oak), Lawrence Ati-Zigi (Red Bull Salzburg)Defenders: Kingsley Fobi (Right to Dream), Owusu Bempah (Hearts ofOak), Joseph Aidoo (Inter Allies), Joseph Adjei (Wa All Stars),Emmanuel Ntim (Valenciennes), Patrick Asmah (BA United), Patrick Kpozo(Inter Allies)Midfielders: Aseidu Attobrah (New Edubiase), Godfred Donsah (Calgliari), Kofi Yeboah (Wa All Stars), Prosper Kasim (Inter Allies),David Atanga (Red Bull Salzburg), Yaw Yeboah (Man City), Clifford Aboagye (Granada), Osei Barnes (Paios Ferriera)Strikers: Benjamin Tetteh (Dreams FC), Emmanuel Boateng (Rio Ave),Samuel Tetteh (WAFA)
The Dodgers were among the losing bidders for free agent Shohei Ohtani, though not by much – geographically speaking.Ohtani will go to the Angels instead, one of seven teams the hyped Japanese pitcher-slash-slugger considered in the end.The Dodgers were one of four National League teams in the group of seven, along with the Padres, Giants and Cubs. Representatives of all seven teams met with Ohtani earlier in the week in Los Angeles.Many speculated that Ohtani would prefer to play in the American League, where he could pitch out of a starting rotation and serve as a designated hitter between starts – maximizing his time on the mound and at the plate, at least in theory. The Rangers and Mariners also were among the finalists. While being a DH might have been a factor for Ohtani, comfort mattered more. His final list of teams leaned heavily toward the west coast, and statements released by the Angels and Ohtani‘s agent both mentioned the connection he felt with the organization.Some evaluators thought Ohtani preferred an organization without a long history of Japanese players. That put the Dodgers – whose history includes Hideo Nomo, Kaz Ishii, Takashi Saito and Kenta Maeda – at a disadvantage.Money didn’t seem to be a major factor, either. Because of limits on how much teams can pay international players under 25 years old, the 23-year-old Ohtani wil earn the major league minimum salary ($545,000) in 2018.The Dodgers were limited to giving Ohtani a $300,000 signing bonus. The Angels could offer $2.315 million. The Rangers and Mariners could each offer more than $3 million.The Dodgers scouted Ohtani when he played in high school. So did Angels general manager Billy Eppler, who was an executive for the Yankees at the time. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Lestle HollingsworthLestle Hollingsworth was born Dec. 4, 1935 in Tulsa, Okla. to Velma Conklin and Joyce Randall Hollingsworth. He was the second of their four sons.His family also lived in Colorado Springs, Colo. for a year before returning to their family farm in Belle Plaine where Lestle spent most of his school years. In 1953 he was a second generation graduate of Belle Plaine High School. He then attended Wichita State University, majoring in music education and voice. He was proud of his years as a drum major both in high school and college.He traveled the world extensively working as a church missionary. His Campaigns for Christ included trips to Bogota, Columbia, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg, South Africa, Adelaide, Australia and Wellington, New Zealand. Lestle and Mary Hollingsworth, his wife of 13 years, later returned to New Zealand for six months. Even well into his seventies, Lestle continued his mission work in Mexico and Guyana. He also worked for Church of Christ congregations in an educational role for churches in La Cross, WI, Pittsburgh, PA and Monroe, LA.Belle Plaine, KS was always the common thread throughout his life’s journeys. He found occupation as a hair stylist and with the Department of Corrections in Winfield, KS. Upon his retirement in 2002 from The Kansas State Correctional Facility he moved to Panama City, Fla. to be near his immediate family. He very soon embraced and was embraced by the church family of the Jenks Avenue Church of Christ.Lestle leaves behind three brothers to joyfully remember his life; Kermit and wife Beverly, Loren and wife Penny, Harvey and wife JoAnn. He also leaves behind his beloved nieces and nephews, numerous first cousins and two additional generations of family that span the globe, working and living for Christ.His kind, gentle and joyful nature will be dearly missed.A memorial service will be held at the Wellington, Kansas Church of Christ on Saturday,Â August 20th, 2016 at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m.Should friends desire, contributions may be made to the Jenks Avenue Church of Christ youth activity, Lads 2 Leaders, 3332 Jenks Avenue, Panama City, Fla. 32405.