BILL NEAL :10 Hello…Too Sweet Bar and Grill…“You stab-um we’ll slab-um!” Who! Yeah wait, hold on a minute.Yo Johnny tell Pacquiao he’s wanted on the phone, some dude named “Mayweather.” I don’t know where he’s at, he was over there shooting pool with Oscar De La Hoya. Ask Lou. Hey Lou…Lou…tell Pac that Floyd Mayweather’s on the phone…he says he’s got some thunder and lighting for him. Huh? Ok, ok I’ll tell him. Hey Bobby…Lou said Pac went running out the back door, said something about picking up “Victor Ortiz” and they ain’t never coming back !!! :09 Here’s what I want to know. Why are you acting all surprised? I told you three months ago that Cam Newton was going to be a superstar. But you wanted to listen to “them.” Don’t you see, “they” didn’t want him to succeed because his dad tried to get him paid under the table when he was in college. Look you can’t be the winner he was…on all levels… and not continue to be a winner. High School Champion, Jr. College National Champion, NCAA Division I Champion and MVP…c’mon man!!!:08 By now you’ve heard that Pitt, Syracuse and probably Connecticut are all jumping to the ACC Conference. That’s ok, it’s all about the money so there’s nothing we can do. But a long time friend and successful Coach Howard Bullard offered we may go to the NCAA Basketball Finals in New York at the Garden. I am not so sure about going down to North Carolina!!! But you can count on a great BB Tournament in the ACC and a much better football conference:07 Oh by the way the Pitt Football Team is joining the East Liberty-Garfield Football Conference…Let’s hope they can win there. I am not so sure. Those Garfield boys are tough.:06 Yes Little Billy the real Pittsburgh Steelers did stand up. And they will continue to stand tall and tough all the way to the Super Bowl, take it to the bank! And so that you know, Warren Sapp was rippin’ our legendary defense because Hines Ward won “Dancing With The Stars” and his fat ass got sent packin!!! But yes Little Billy it was the Seattle Seahawks afterall!:05 Listen, if you weren’t at Vince Neal’s birthday party all I can say is too bad…you missed it mmmmaaannn! It was all that. I mean a real old school showcase including a DJ that actually remembers that James Brown was the Godfather of Soul for a reason and not afraid to play “Atomic Dog” and “The Electric Slide” just because they’ve been played a million times. Play that funky music “Dee-Jay Hollywood.” Beautiful women, all the fellas, and the “free” food and drinks didn’t hurt either (oh shut up, you know some of ya’ll was there for the free stuff) and the shout-out of the week to my long time friend Barb from back in the day. Thanks for all you did! Speaking of food and I was, J.T.’s brought the ribs and fixins and it was top of the line. An in case you thought “The Kid” lost his step, me and my girl Coach Karen Hall got the party started. And to my “fast dance” partner…girl you got skills…if you can hang with me fast dancin’ you got skills…I am just saying. (Ya’ll know, ya’ll know I can roll, you seen it for years, fast dancin’ is my thing…man!!):04 By the way if you want to have fun listening to someone report football to you, Mike Ditka’s the man. No one does it better, hardcore, straight, to the point and with that “if you don’t like it so what” attitude. And yes, I will meet you outside in the parking lot…just say the word, “make my day!”:03 Big shout-out to one of my early mentors and long time community leaders Mr. Curt Hefflin. Don’t forget he was one of the front runners that helped open a lot of doors we walk through today. And while we’re at it let’s take a moment and remember the great ones, the legends that took no nonsense and put their lives on the line for us. •Nate Smith •Tim Stevens •Luther Sewell •Harvey Adams •Byrd Brown •Dr. Lloyd Bell •Bowie Hayden •Mrs. Alma Fox •Bob Pitts •Rev. Duane Darkins.:02 Pittsburgh, big week coming up. Summer ain’t over…Summer ain’t over!! So get ready here we come. •The Champions Labor Day Mixed Doubles Celebrity Tennis Tournament–Saturday, Sept. 24–Highland Park Tennis Courts Lower Level, Stanton Avenue–Registration 11:00 a.m., Tournament starts at 12 p.m.–1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Trophies, Free T-Shirt–All Talent Levels Welcome-$10 Donation Benefits Champions Toys for Tots–Spectators welcomed-co-assisted by the Highland Park Tennis Club- Donna Bey and Jim Qigley directors-Call The Champions for more information 412-628-4856.•Champions/End of Summer Car Cruise and Show–Sun. Sept. 25-Taco Bell Rt. 22. in Monroeville, Miracle Mile Shopping Center—Light Rain or Shine–2-7 p.m., (Steelers play late at Indy, 8 p.m. Kick-Off) – $100 for Best Car In Show, Trophies for Best Vett, Best Bike, Best Truck, Best SUV, Best Import, Best Classic and Best Road Car–If it rolls it’s welcome–Spectators encouraged-$5 Donation Benefits Champions Toys for Tots–Call the Champions for info 412-628-4856. And yes Richard Portis, The Diamond Models will be there!!•Coming up in a minute “The New Old School First Fridays” continues at the Club Health and Fitness Center in Monroeville (up the hill behind K-Mart in the Mall)–D.J. Mean Gee on the sounds – 8 p.m. Line Dancin get’s started, Par-Tay until 2 a.m.–Cash Bar, Cash Kitchen–Introducing The New Diamond Models–Prizes, Surprises, 50/50–Bring your party to our Par-Tay–Vendors on site, bring your credit cards and “extra money”–30 and over, ID required – $10 Donation Benefits Champions Toys for Tots–Call The Champions for information 412-628-4856.:01 At the Vince Neal Celebration I had the great pleasure of sitting with some of Pittsburgh’s greatest ever b-ballers, Jarrett “J.D.”…Jarrett “the Jewel” Durham, Terrence Taylor, Leroy Freeman and “Jumpin’ Joe” Barlow. All I have to do on that team is pass the ball and get out the way! (But don’t get it twisted, I can shoot the ball!).“DOUBLE OVERTIME”:00 We’ve got a beautiful new Target in our community, (not our hood…we need to stop with that hood stuff, we live in a community just like “they” do) Let’s all protect it, take care of it and let’s all be responsible for it and the rebuilding will keep coming. And that my people you can “Take To The Bank!”~ Game Over ~
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VVO is a British company that distributes and markets Shell and Engen branded fuels and lubricants to retail and commercial customers in Africa. It maintains subsidiaries and operations in 23 countries across the continent. Cheap FTSE 250 stockAt the beginning of the year, shares in VVO could be purchased for 125p. When the market crashed, its share price tumbled to a low of 64.5p. As I write this, it has recovered slowly and shares are currently trading at only 75p per share. At its current price point I consider VVO to be quite cheap.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…VVO joined the FTSE 250 in April 2018 and was trading at a high of 172.5p per share. An argument could be made that its reduction in price is not a positive sign. My response to that would be that the recent economic downturn has affected nearly all companies and industries in a negative way. I would not base any investment opinion on share price alone, especially not right now due to the pandemic and crash.PerformanceReviewing Vivo’s longer-term performance across the past three years makes for positive reading. It has seen a year-on-year increase in revenue and gross profit, which is definitely a positive indicator for any investor.VVO today released its Q3 trading update and I feel there are some positive takeaways from it. As expected, Q2 was difficult for many firms in the FTSE 250.VVO recorded a gross cash profit of $187m which is impressive despite the recent restrictions it has faced due to the pandemic. This is only a 1% decrease compared to the same period last year when there were no restrictions or pandemic. Q3 volumes of 2,492m litres was a significant improvement from Q2 although it remained 7% lower year-on-year. VVO’s retail segment saw lower volumes but an improvement compared to the previous quarter. In addition to this, a number of countries it serves returned to year-on-year growth during Q3. Its commercial segment volumes were lower and impacted by a lack of international travel and movement.VVO initially suspended its 2019 dividend of 2.7 cents per share when the economic downturn first occurred. In its update today it has confirmed that it will now pay that dividend in December to shareholders who are on the register by 20 November 2020. This is a positive move as it shows the firm is confident in its financial flexibility and can reinstate its dividend.My verdictOverall, I really like Vivo Energy but there is an element of risk. There are positives, in that longer-term performance has been impressive. Its Q3 trading update shows that despite the market uncertainty, it is getting closer to pre-crash levels of performance and volumes. Due to the ongoing economic uncertainty and potential further restrictions, we could see another repeat of Q2 performance. This is where I believe the risk lies for VVO. At this moment, I would be willing to buy some shares in VVO. I wouldn’t be investing lots of cash but feel it could be worth buying some shares and keeping an eye on developments across the FTSE 250. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. 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