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  • Euro down as EU seals bailout fund deal

    first_img Show Comments ▼ Share whatsapp Friday 25 March 2011 2:17 pm Euro down as EU seals bailout fund deal Tags: NULL alison.lock Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndo The euro has slipped and Portuguese bond yields widened today after European leaders agreed a new package of anti-crisis measures but delayed their contributions to the sovereign debt bailout fund.Eurozone leaders had pledged to use a two-day summit to unveil a comprehensive solution at the March 24-25 summit that would reassure jittery markets but they admitted Portugal’s government collapse had pushed new threats to the fore.But the abrupt resignation of Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates on the eve of the meeting, after his austerity measures were rejected by parliament, cast a long shadow. “The euro has survived a critical test but there is lots of homework to be done,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters, saying the bloc needed to “atone for past sins”.“This is a comprehensive package which I think is a big step forward. Whether it will be sufficient, only time will tell.”The new deal secures new funds for the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), the region’s permanent safety net that will be operational from mid-2013. But Germany had backtracked before the summit on a commitment to supply €11bn for the fund in its first year, leading to a compromise in which capital injections totalling €80bn for all eurozone members will be spread out over five years rather than three, with smaller instalments.Traders said the single currency fell back against the pound and dollar on the news, though both the US and UK currencies also performed poorly amid widespread selling. The euro is trading at about 1.1388 against the pound and 0.7101 against the dollar.CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson attributed the fall to “prevarication by European leaders who…postponed discussions about an increase to the EFSF until June, and no progress has been made on the questions of Ireland’s banks and bailout terms.”Yields on Portugal’s ten-year benchmark bonds pushed above eight per cent to a new record while two-year bond yields hit seven per cent, both rates viewed as unsustainable for a country which needs to refinance about €4.5bn of debt in April and a similar amount in June.“Portugal continues to be a concern,” Hewson said. whatsapplast_img read more

  • AGTech counting the cost of new China lottery controls

    first_img10th November 2020 | By Robin Harrison Topics: Finance Lottery Q3 results 2020 Lottery regulation Online lottery Retail lottery State monopoly Lucky Racing, its virtual racing product, is to be withdrawn from sale as well, effective February next year.  For the nine months to 30 September, 2020, these virtual sports lottery games contributed revenue of $40.6m, approximately 38.2% of total group revenue.  Q3 results 2020 AGTech counting the cost of new China lottery controls Email Address This would be implemented in two phases, with provincial lotteries limited to one high-frequency game from 1 November, before being required to remove the remaining product from the Chinese New Year holiday in February 2021.  “[AGTech] is assessing internally the impact on the group and may take appropriate actions to safeguard [its] overall interests,” the supplier said. After financial items and losses on AGTech’s share in investments, AGTech swung to a pre-tax loss of $44.3m, compared to a $43.5m profit in Q3 2019. After income taxes of $2.9m, this left a net loss for the quarter of $47.1m. On 23 October the Ministries of Finance and Civil Affairs, and the General Administration of Sport, jointly announced that lotteries would be required to stop selling high-frequency, or quick-draw games.  The update came alongside AGTech’s third quarter figures, which showed that revenue for the three months to 30 September fell 11.6% year-on-year to HK$62.2m (£6.1m/€6.8m/$8.0m).center_img Regions: China Hong Kong AGTech said that the Jiangsu Sports Lottery Administration Centre had already informed it that the sales of the e-Ball Lottery game were to cease from 1 November.  The hardware business contributed revenue of $36.5m, with a further $17.2m coming from other games and systems. Lottery distribution and ancillary services brought in a further $7.5m, with $1.0m coming from games and entertainment products.  Turning to costs, personnel expenses ticked upwards to $48.6m, though inventory purchases and changes fell to $20.3m. The business recorded a further $5.7m in depreciation expenses, and $22.3m in other operating expenses for a quarterly operating loss of $18.9m.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Alibaba Group-owned lottery equipment supplier AGTech is assessing the future impact of the Chinese government’s ban on certain high-frequency lottery products, which is due to come into force in stages between 1 November and February 2021. Tags: AGTech China Sports Lottery China Welfare Lottery The business recorded a further $2.2m in other income, and a $13.6m net gain predominantly due to foreign currency translations. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter During the quarter it significantly expanded its client base, winning 13 lottery hardware tenders for the provincial Sports Lottery Administration Centres in Anhui, Shanxi, Hubei, Jilin, Guizhou, Tianjin, Nei Mongol, Hebei, Fujian, Sichuan, Zhejiang and Henan. last_img read more

  • Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) 2009 Annual Report

    first_imgHwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hwange Colliery Company Limited (HCCL.zw)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileHwange Colliery Company Limited extracts, processes and distributes raw coal and coal products in Zimbabwe and sub-Saharan Africa. The Hwange Coalfield and Chaba Mine are located in the north-western region of Zimbabwe; its head office is in the capital city, Harare. Hwange Colliery operates in three segments; mining, medical services and estate management. The Mining division operates in categories that include thermal coal, industrial coal and coking coal. The coke categories include foundry coke, metallurgical coke, coke peas and coke breeze. The by-products include benzole, tar naphthalene and coke oven gas. The Medical Services division manages a healthcare service for its employees and local communities in the mining areas. The estate management division provides and manages properties for rental and sells retail goods and services. Hwange Colliery Company Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

  • Super Rugby 2017 – Round 1 Highlights

    first_imgFriday Feb 24, 2017 Super Rugby 2017 – Round 1 Highlights Round 1 of Super Rugby 2017 is underway and we’ve had three matches already taking place in New Zealand and Australia. Below you’ll find highlights from the games, and this post will be updated throughout the weekend so check back to catchup on highlights.Thanks to SANZAAR for providing the up to date clipsHighlights:  Stormers vs BullsA dominant first half carried the Stormers to an opening match win against a resurgent Bulls side, winning 37-24 at Newlands.Kings vs JaguaresThe Jaguares pulled clear in the second half in Port Elizabeth to ultimately defeat the Kings 39-26 at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.Cheetahs vs Lions The Lions nudged past the Cheetahs 28-25 in Bloemfontein on Saturday thanks to a double from Rohan Janse van Rensburg.Waratahs vs ForceThe Waratahs were made to work hard before claiming a 19-13 win over the Force in their Super Rugby opener in Sydney on Saturday.Crusaders vs BrumbiesThe Crusaders made a fine start to their campaign as they claimed a hard fought 17-13 triumph over the Brumbies in Christchurch on Saturday.Sunwolves vs Hurricanes The defending champion Hurricanes put on a master class at Prince Chichibu Stadium in Tokyo. The Sunwolves could not cope with the precision, pace and physicality of the visitors who scored 13 tries to win 83-17.Reds vs SharksSharks fly-half Pat Lambie was all class with the boot but the Reds outscored the visitors from Durban four tries to two to win a tight one at Suncorp 28-26.Highlanders vs ChiefsThe Chiefs got their Super Rugby campaign off to a fine start when they claimed a deserved 24-15 bonus point victory over the Highlanders in DunedinMelbourne Rebels vs BluesA hat-trick from Rieko Ioane gave the Blues a perfect start to their Super Rugby campaign as they beat the Rebels 56-18 at AAMI Park.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Super Rugby 2017 Related Articles 200 WEEKS AGO Western Force axed from Super Rugby 200 WEEKS AGO Compilation of the best tries in Super Rugby… 201 WEEKS AGO Crusaders beat Lions to claim eighth Super… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

  • Selma workers continue struggle for rights

    first_imgKim King, a Lear Selma auto worker.Photo: Selma Workers Organizing CommitteeSelma, Ala. — Among the many tens of thousands of people who marched in a sea of humanity across the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 8 were some of Selma’s heroic freedom fighters of today.They are the workers at Lear Selma, a plant owned by a Fortune 500 company that pays poverty wages and produces car seats for multinational auto giant Hyundai. Its nonunion assembly plant in nearby Montgomery, Ala., employs 3,000 workers.Between Selma and Montgomery along U.S. Highway 80 — the route of the historic 1965 march following “Bloody Sunday,” which forced the passage of the Voting Rights Act — are several small auto parts plants that supply Hyundai.The largely female, African-American workforce at Lear Selma say that the chemicals used in the production of the foam cushions are making them sick. They charge the company with failure to provide sufficient ventilation and protective gear, resulting in chronic asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory illnesses.In addition, production workers make $12 an hour or less despite the fact that some have worked there for 10 years, since the opening of the plant. In 2008, they filed a lawsuit over wage theft, proving that the company had failed to pay them overtime. They are actively organizing to join the United Auto Workers union.On March 7, a delegation of Lear workers, faith leaders and other supporters travelled Highway 80 to Hyundai’s corporate headquarters in Montgomery to personally deliver a letter detailing the hazardous working conditions and poverty wages paid by Hyundai’s supplier. The workers were callously turned away by company security, which refused to even deliver the letter.During the many workshops and programs held in conjunction with the 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1965 march, these brave workers told their story, making it clear that the fight for jobs and justice continues today in Selma. In a town of less than 20,000, some 40 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. This includes many of the workers at Lear Selma.For additional information, see the Facebook page, “Who Really Made Your Car?”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • WW editorial: Worker self-defense at the border

    first_imgThe heartbreaking image went viral: Oscar Ramirez and his daughter Valeria, 23 months old, both dead, facedown in the waters of the Rio Grande — Salvadoran migrants, drowned attempting to cross into the U.S.Reports had come in, almost simultaneously, from legal and medical observers that migrant children were suffering brutal concentration camp conditions in U.S. detention at the Southern border.A wave of revulsion surged through the U.S. population, breaking through the big-business media chatter that minimizes the depth of the im/migrant crisis. The humanitarian group Border Angels estimates that since 1994 about 10,000 people have died attempting to cross the Southern border, many but not all reflected in the official statistics.But what’s mostly been visible on TV are the current presidential campaign debates and talk-show comments on “How did the Democrats do with immigration?” Republican Trump’s goal to “Make America White Again” and the Democratic Party’s failure to mount an aggressive, anti-racist fightback were on display on June 27. That’s when the Democratic-majority House of Representatives acquiesced to a Senate-initiated “humanitarian” bill that included millions of dollars to keep the Pentagon active in border surveillance and enforcement and included more millions for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol.Conspicuously absent were added protections for the jailed im/migrant children. Proposed had been three provisions: a 90-day limit on the time children would be allowed to spend in temporary intake facilities, funding of legal services for detained children, and mandatory notification of lawmakers within 24 hours after the death of a child in government custody. None of those measures made it into the final bill.It is no accident that racist Trump has been declaring a crisis at the Southern border since his election campaign. What’s almost never stated in the corporate media is that this “crisis” is rooted in home-grown, ruling-class-fomented white supremacy.The U.S. “border crisis” is over 200 years old, starting with the massacres of Indigenous peoples and theft of their lands and the kidnapping of African people into slavery. It was made official in the first U.S. immigration law, the Naturalization Act of 1790, which offered citizenship only to a “free white person.” It continued through the racist nativist Know Nothing Party of the 1840s, the second wave of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1900s, the White Citizen Councils of the 1960s, the up-to-the-minute neo-fascists who assaulted protesters, murdering one, in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017.The racist definition of which people really “belong” in the U.S. was voiced by Fox talk-show host Brian Kilmeade, speaking of im/migrant children  separated from their parents by Trump’s decree in 2018. Kilmeade said: “These aren’t our kids. … [I]t’s not like [Trump] is doing this to the people of Idaho or Texas. These are people from another country.”Meanwhile, Indigenous, Black and Brown children and their families suffer state brutality in Idaho, Texas and everywhere else in the U.S., while people from “other countries” try to cross the Southern border for life-and-death reasons. They are fleeing both economic desperation and violence directly connected to right-wing governments that owe their existence to U.S. overt and covert interventions. For almost a century, U.S. big business has reaped huge profits in Central America through a “favorable business climate” created by corrupt regimes that repress workers and peasants. This is especially true of El Salvador, the country Oscar Ramirez emigrated from. During a civil war in that small nation in the 1980s, U.S.-trained and armed military brass ordered the massacre of tens of thousands of workers and peasant farmers — closing off any chances they had for a better life in their own country.Now, both the racist right wing and the apologists for “immigration reform” would disqualify Oscar Ramirez as a candidate for “legal immigration” into the U.S. because as a worker he was seeking not “asylum” — but a better life for himself and his family.This is where we as communists must draw our battle line. We must defend Oscar Ramirez in the name of international workers’ solidarity. When people migrate because of the impact of class war, that truly is “seeking asylum.” The global “immigration crisis” is happening because millions of immigrant workers and oppressed people are having to flee from destabilization and imperialist wars and climate disasters put in motion by capitalism.They are being attacked in a class war — and they are trying to find a way through.We must pledge to welcome and defend these immigrants in every way possible — through our unions, through informal job actions such as the Wayfair workers’ walkout in Boston, through our community networks against their deportation. In every way possible.We are one class, and we will only grow stronger when we say: “We won’t be divided by the bosses! No borders in workers’ struggles!”Solidarity with immigrants, especially at the Southern border, is worker self-defense.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

  • Second case this year of journalist forced to flee by threats

    first_img ColombiaAmericas News May 13, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Colombia RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America to go further Receive email alerts Organisation ColombiaAmericas Reports RSF_en Germán Hernández Vera, the editor of the regional Diario del Huila daily newspaper in the southwestern city of Neiva, has been forced to flee the region after receiving death threats. It is the second case of this kind since the start of the year. Hernández had been working on a local corruption case. Reporters Without Borders extends him its support. RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies October 21, 2020 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today that Germán Hernández Vera, the managing editor of the regional Diario del Huila daily newspaper in the southwestern city of Neiva, was forced to flee the region this month after being repeatedly threatened. It is the second case of forced flight by a journalist since the start of the year (see release of 19 March).“Hernández’s case once again highlights the virtual impossibility for the Colombian press to operate and cover sensitive subjects in certain parts of the country,” the press freedom organisation said. “We regret that the local authorities in Huila did not react more quickly and we hope an investigation will be carried out to identify the source of the threats against him, especially as he was working on a subject with no direct link to the civil war.”A court and crime reporter, Hernández has been Diario del Huila’s managing editor for the past four years. On 15 February, he ran a story about the embezzlement of around 4 million euros within the main Neiva hospital. He received an anonymous call on his mobile phone on 27 February saying: “You are going to die, son of a bitch.” Hernández and his colleagues quickly established that the call was made via a telephone exchange located opposite the newspaper.The staff immediately reported the incident to the local police, which took no action. Hernández then contacted the intelligence agency known as the Department for Security Administration (DAS), which linked the threats to the 15 February story. Then, on 28 February, he began receiving constant calls on his mobile phone from public call boxes warning him that he would die soon.He fled the region on 13 March, although his departure was only reported 12 days later. He said he would not return to Huila without receiving guarantees for his security, but he promised to continue to work while in hiding.The department of Huila is one of the regions that has been most affected by the civil war. Neiva mayor Cielo González Villa was this month the target of two bombings within the space of 72 hours. One, on 22 March outside radio HJ Doble K, left 10 people wounded. The authorities said there was a detachment of guerrillas from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in the city. The FARC are very active in the region. Diario del Huila and another daily, La Nación, both receive police protection as they are the targets of threats. March 27, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Second case this year of journalist forced to flee by threats Help by sharing this information News April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

  • Derry City Chairman expresses disappointment at trouble following Dundalk game

    first_imgHomepage BannerNews By admin – October 6, 2016 WhatsApp Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Derry City Chairman expresses disappointment at trouble following Dundalk game Twitter Facebook Pinterest Twittercenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleFourteen people awaiting admission to Letterkenny University hospital todayNext articleMalin Head Coastguard coordinates successful long range rescue mission admin Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ WhatsApp The Derry City football club chairman has expressed his disappointment and frustration at the incident following the Derry City versus Dundalk FAI Cup game on Tuesday night.It has been reported that a young Dundalk supporter suffered head injuries while extensive damage was also caused to a supporters bus.Mr. Philip O’Doherty says a meeting is taking place tomorrow with political representatives to consider preventative measures so that similar incidents can be avoided in the future.In a statement the Derry City chairman said that given the great atmosphere and feeling of safety inside the ground, it makes it all the more shocking and unacceptable that something like this could have happened.The club has been told that these attacks were carried out by a group of youngsters and children. There is some suggestion that this gathering was prearranged.The club has been in regular contact with Dundalk to express their disgust and to inquire after the health of their young fan.He said that these events and this negative coverage are very prejudicial to the club, fans and city.Therefore he believes there is a responsibility to ensure that a group of youngsters and children do not undermine the enjoyment of fans and the good name of the City.A meeting has been arranged tomorrow with local MLAs and councillors to discuss their views and guidance as to how the Club responds to these events.Concluding Mr. O’Doherty said they will continue to keep fans fully informed of any developments. Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

  • Derry police to crack down on illegal gaming machines

    first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Pinterest Police in Derry have warned they’ll be clamping down on businesses that have illegal gaming machines on their premises.The warning follows a number of complaints from members of the public regarding gaming machines in the City.In a statement today, Police in Derry say gaming machines are not permitted in fast food outlets, video hire shops, shops and taxi offices. They are permitted in registered clubs, pubs, amusement arcades and bingo clubs.Area Commander Chief Inspector Jon Burrows said local retailers should be fully aware of the legislation surrounding gaming machines. If not, he added, they should make it their business to know, and he warned excuses won’t be accepteChief Inspector Burrows says inspections will be increased and a number of planned operations are expected to take place over the next few months. He says retailers should use this time to get their business in order, otherwise they could face prosecution. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Twitter Google+ By News Highland – February 18, 2013 WhatsAppcenter_img Pinterest Derry police to crack down on illegal gaming machines Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ News 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleRelay for Life team captains meeting scheduledNext articleIrish emigrants are getting older, says visa firm News Highland Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img read more

  • Positive meeting between anti-drugs campaigner and Letterkenny’s Garda Superintendent

    first_img Pinterest Pinterest By admin – October 24, 2016 Facebook Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Homepage BannerNews Google+ An anti-drugs campaigner has met with Letterkenny’s Garda Superintendent and has commented that is was a positive meeting.Former Town Councillor and anti-drugs campaigner PJ Blake met with the Superintendent after having wrote to the Minster for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald and Garda Commissioner, Noirin O’Sullivan.PJ Blake says that the demand is still there but he commends the work that is being done …Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/pj9.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Previous articleHarrington wins first Tour title in eight yearsNext articleFinn Harps’ Premier Division future could be secured tonight – without playing admin Facebook WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Positive meeting between anti-drugs campaigner and Letterkenny’s Garda Superintendent WhatsApp Twitterlast_img read more