Pound to dollar price: Sterling surges to highest point in three years after Brexit deal

Tanya Roberts Dies: ‘A View To A Kill’ Bond Girl, ‘That ’70s Show’ Actress Was 65

Star of That ’70s Show, A View to a Kill, and Charlie’s Angels star Tanya Roberts died from unknown causes on Sunday. She was 65.

According to TMZ, Roberts’ rep said that the actress collapsed at home after she walked her dogs on December 24. She was brought to the hospital and placed on a ventilator but did not recover.

Born in New York City on October 15, 1955, Roberts started her career as a model for various ads. She appeared in various off-Broadway productions before heading to Hollywood.

She appeared in various TV pilots, series and cult films before going on to star in the fifth season of ABC’s Charlies Angels. She joined Cheryl Ladd and Jacyln Smith as Julie Rogers, a character that replaced Shelley Hack’s Tiffany Welles. Roberts then starred in the film The Beastmaster and other projects before landing the role as Bond girl Stacey Sutton in A View To A Kill in 1985.

Roberts is best known as Midge Pinciotti, the mother of Donna Pinciotti played by Laura Prepon. She appeared in the Fox comedy from 1998-2004 but left to take care for her sick husband. Her TV credits also include The Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Jack and Mike, L.A. Law, Tales From the Crypt, Diagnosis Murder and 2005’s Barbershop, which was her last role.

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Police respond to incident at Lake Rotokawau

Police are attending an incident at Lake Rotokawau in Rotorua.

A police media spokeswoman said police were alerted to an incident at Lake Rotokawau just after 4.30pm.

St John Ambulance was also notified, the spokeswoman said.

Australia Commodity Price Index Climbs Faster In December

The commodity price index rose at a sharply faster pace in December, led by higher iron ore prices, preliminary data from the Reserve Bank of Australia showed on Monday.

The commodity price index climbed 11.7 percent year-on-year in SDR terms, following a 2.5 percent increase in November.

In Australian dollar terms, the index rose 6.6 percent from a year ago.

On a monthly average basis, the index increased 8.6 percent after a revised 2 percent rise in November. In Australian dollar terms, it rose 6.1 percent.

Sub-indexes for non-rural, rural and base metals increased in November, the bank said.

Young girl dies after drowning at Lake Rotokawau in Rotorua

A young girl has died after drowning at Lake Rotokawau in Rotorua this afternoon.

A police media spokeswoman said police were alerted to the incident at around 4:35pm.

Her death will be referred to the Coroner.

Meanwhile one person is in a critical condition after a water incident in the Coromandel tonight.

St John said two ambulances and a rescue helicopter were sent to the scene in Mirandajust after 8pm.

MGM Resorts Raises Bid for Betting Group Entain to $11 Billion

Entain Plc said that an increased offer from MGM Resorts International of about 8.1 billion pounds ($11.1 billion) in shares undervalues the company.

Under the terms of the proposed deal, Entain investors would get 0.6 share of MGM for every share they hold and would own about 42% of the combined company, Entain said in a statement on Monday. MGM may also offer a “limited partial cash alternative” to shareholders. At 1,383 pence per share, the bid is a 22% premium to Entain’s closing share price on Thursday.

MGM, the largest casino operator on the Las Vegas Strip, formed a joint venture in 2018 with Entain, formerly known as GVC Holdings Plc, to capitalize on the growth of online betting in the U.S. The partnership got off to a slow start as the venture had some disagreements over strategy.

A merger would consolidate control of the company’s online betting operations at a time when the industry is seeing dramatic growth. The U.S. sports betting market alone is expected to quintuple in size to $8.4 billion by 2024, according to the consulting firm Vixio Gambling Compliance.

Entain has asked MGM for more details on the strategic rationale on the combination and has asked shareholders to take no action.

Entain shares gained 28% last year, giving it a market value of 6.6 billion pounds. MGM shares fell 5.3% in 2020.

Pound to dollar price: Sterling surges to highest point in three years after Brexit deal

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As of this morning, Sterling is valued at $1.37 – a surefire indication of restored confidence. The value of the pound has increased by 0.3 percent against the dollar since trading got underway this morning. The boost is especially significant because it marks the first day of trading since the end of the transition period which saw the UK sever its ties with the bloc.

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