BGC calls for Grand National delay until betting shops reopen

first_imgUnless the Grand National were to be pushed back until last May, it is likely the event would take place behind closed doors for a second successive year. Horse racing BGC calls for Grand National delay until betting shops reopen Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has called for the Grand National to be delayed until after betting shops are permitted to reopen, saying this would provide a “timely boost” for both the racing and gambling sectors. “Delaying the Grand National until betting shops are open is definitely an idea worth exploring,” BGC chief executive Michael Dugher said. “I appreciate that this is not without its challenges, but we are willing to do all we can to help iron out any difficulties. Sporting events will not be able to welcome spectators until phase three of the roadmap, which will not begin until 17 May at the earliest. Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday (22 February) confirmed all non-essential retail in England will be able to reopen from 12 April, as part of the country’s roadmap exit from current lockdown measures. “This would also provide a much-needed and timely boost for racing and the high street after such a torrid year for both.” The BGC said an estimated £125m (€145m/$176m) is traditionally staked on the race by millions of punters, with nearly half of all bets being placed in high street betting shops, making it their busiest day of the year. From this date, indoor events will be limited to half capacity or 1,000, while outdoor events can run at half capacity or 4,000 people, and larger venues, with a capacity of 40,000, able to host up to 10,000 fans. “Ensuring that the once-a-year punters are able to pop in to their local bookies to have a flutter, supporting their local high street, on the world’s most famous horse race would also help make the Grand National a truly national celebration as we begin to reopen the economy. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 23rd February 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Tags: BGC Betting and Gaming Council Grand National In response, the BGC said that delaying the Grand National until after this date would allow betting shops to cash in on one of the most popular sports betting events in the UK calendar, which would in turn benefit the racing sector that has also suffered heavy losses during the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2021 Grand National, the UK’s showpiece horse racing event, is currently due to take place on 10 April at Aintree Racecourse, two days before betting shops will be able to resume operations after following a period of enforced closure due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) restrictions. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) came out in support of the government and its roadmap for easing restrictions, saying it would work with authorities to allow spectators to safely return to racing events as soon as they are allowed. Email Address Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Sports betting Horse racing Retail sports bettinglast_img read more

Sterling Bank Plc ( 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgSterling Bank Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Sterling Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sterling Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sterling Bank Plc (  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileSterling Bank Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the corporate and commercial sectors as well as high net-worth individuals, small businesses and joint venture partnerships. The company provides a full-service offering for consumer and commercial banking as well as corporate, investment and wholesale banking. This includes loans and advances, letters of credit, equipment leasing, money market operations and electronic banking as well as financial advisory and securities trading services. The company was founded in 1960 and formerly known as NAL Bank Plc. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sterling Bank Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc ( Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgUnion Bank of Nigeria Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Union Bank of Nigeria Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnion Bank of Nigeria Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises and corporations. The company also has business interests in the United Kingdom. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings accounts and fixed deposits to personal and corporate loans, overdrafts and online and mobile banking services. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc also offers credit solutions which includes asset finance, corporate lending, debit capital finance, supplier finance, working capital finance and project finance as well as investment management services and trade finance solutions. The latter includes import and export letters of credit, bonds and guarantees and import and export bills of collection. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc offers treasury solutions, money market instruments, debt market services, cash management services and fixed term deposits. Founded in 2017, the company is a subsidiary of Union Global Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Unilever Ghana Limited ( Q32019 Interim Report

first_imgUnilever Ghana Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Unilever Ghana Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unilever Ghana Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unilever Ghana Limited (  2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnilever Ghana Limited manufactures and markets fast-moving consumer goods which includes food, home and personal care products. Its food range includes margarine, spreads, beverages, soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressing and olive oil and ice-cream and frozen foods. Beverages include tea, weight management products and nutritionally-enhanced staples. Its home care range includes laundry and household care products. Its personal care range includes skin cleansing, skin care, oral care and deodorant products. The company provides products for professional chefs and caterers through its global division, Unilever Foodsolutions. Unilever Ghana Limited also has interests in investment management and real estate development in Ghana. The company is a subsidiary of Unilever PLC and its head office is in Tema, Ghana. Unilever Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Eaagads Limited ( 2019 Annual Report

first_imgEaagads Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Eaagads Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Eaagads Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Eaagads Limited (  2019 annual report.Company ProfileEaagads Limited grows, blends and sells coffee for the domestic market in Kenya and for export. Eaagads Estate is a coffee farm owned by Eaagads Company Limited and managed by Kofinaf Company Limited. The latter is registered in Kenya and owns a 61.74% stake in the business. The main production operations revolve around growing and pulping coffee beans which are then processed at the company coffee mill. Eaagads Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Why a second stock market crash may be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy bargain shares

first_img Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Why a second stock market crash may be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to buy bargain shares 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. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Peter Stephens | Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Share prices may have risen sharply following the recent market crash, but a second decline for indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 cannot be ruled out. Risks such as a continued spread of coronavirus may persist over the coming months, and could lead to declining investor sentiment.In turn, this may lead to bargain shares that could be worth adding to your portfolio. Over time, they could recover to produce high returns that improve your long-term financial position.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…A second market crashThe potential for a market crash is always present. The coronavirus pandemic is an obvious example of how investor sentiment and the economic outlook can change very quickly over a short time period. As such, the potential for declining share prices is a risk that all investors face all the time.At present, there are a number of risks that could make the prospect of a second decline for stock prices more likely. For example, the number of coronavirus cases across the world continues to rise. This could lead to continued restrictions on people’s movements. This may lead to weaker economic growth over the coming months.Similarly, rising tensions between the US and China ahead of the US election and other political risks, such as Brexit, may negatively impact on investor confidence. This could cause them to take a more pessimistic view of the stock market’s future. It may also cause a second market crash as they switch their focus to less-risky assets such as cash and bonds.Buying opportunitiesA market crash may prove to be a challenging event for investors in the short run. However, over the long run, such periods have historically proved to be opportunities to buy high-quality companies while they offer wide margins of safety. In other words, they allow investors to implement a strategy where they seek to buy at low prices so they can sell at higher prices further down the line.This has been a very successful strategy in the past. And, with the recent market crash suggesting investor sentiment is very volatile at the present time, a second market crash may be very fast and very severe. This may mean it offers bargain valuations rarely seen in many of the stock market’s main sectors.A prudent strategyOf course, buying shares when they’re declining can be a precarious undertaking. It requires investors to buy companies that have the financial strength to survive a period of weaker sales growth. Add in those that have the strategy to improve their market position as the economy recovers.Furthermore, diversifying across a wide range of shares can reduce your reliance on a small number of companies. This means you could capitalise on a market crash and enjoy improving returns as the economy and stock market recover. See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

Milwaukee bishop announces plans to retire in 2020

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Rector Shreveport, LA AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York [Diocese of Milwaukee] Milwaukee Bishop Steven Andrew Miller announced his plans to retire in November 2020 in an Aug. 14 letter to the diocese. Dear Friends in Christ,Some years ago when Cindy and I were replacing the roof on our home in Racine, one of our neighbors came by and asked if there was a problem with the roof or was it “just time.” We responded it was “just time.” This phrase has now become part of our family vocabulary. That conversation came to me as I prepared to write this letter to you.After over thirty-five years of ordained ministry and almost sixteen years as your bishop, it has become clear to me that it is time for me to retire and pass the crozier on to the 12th bishop of Milwaukee. Last night, the Standing Committee, Chancellor and I met with the Rt. Rev. Todd Ousley of the Office of Pastoral Development to inform them of my intention to retire in November of 2020 and to begin the process of electing the next bishop of this Diocese.I have felt a multitude of emotions as I considered these plans, but gratitude for our work and life together in my 16 years as your bishop is first and foremost. I have loved being your bishop and serving Christ with and among you. Our diocese has made a distinctive commitment to forming young persons for ordained ministry and giving them the opportunity to lead, as evidenced by the fact that we have the second-youngest average age of priests in the Episcopal Church. Moreover, thanks to the joint venture with LZ Developers at St. Francis House, our campus ministries at UW-Madison and around the Diocese are on a sure financial footing.We have also reformed the way that we as a diocese come together to do the work that God has given us to do. Our governance is more representative and transparent than ever, and by making some difficult choices, we’ve lowered the percentage that parishes pay into the diocesan budget and the percentage of the diocesan budget that comes from these assessments. And through some difficult years in the life of our church, our diocese has remained united—not of one mind on all the issues of the day, but united in Christ nonetheless.With my impending retirement, you have an opportunity, from a position of stability, to face the future. I pray that God will bless you with wisdom and courage, and that the Holy Spirit will lead you in discerning the role our diocese is called to play in the lives of our members, our communities and our church.In the months I have remaining with you, Cindy, the girls and I hope to have the opportunity to say good-bye to many of you in person. Please be assured that you are in my prayers and that I will carry you all in my heart wherever God calls me to go.Yours in Christ,The Rt. Rev. 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Sam Marcy on a working-class movement for socialism

first_imgThis selection from Sam Marcy’s book “High Tech, Low Pay” (1986) was lightly edited to update some phrasing. There is a new and fundamental trend which has to do not only with the ups and downs of the capitalist economic cycle, but with the social composition of the working class. It is an objective trend that arises out of the changes in the technological structure of capitalist industry, which in turn have changed the working class itself.We have written elsewhere about the change as it pertains to the growing proportion of Black, Latinx, Asian, Native, women and undocumented workers. That, however, could be interpreted as a mere numerical change, or one that is related to “ethnicity,” as they phrase it in bourgeois sociology.But the change in social composition goes beyond that. It involves a relative reduction in the percentage of skilled workers and a tremendous increase in the number of semi-skilled.Also, on an overall scale, it means the creation of lower-paying jobs as against higher-paying ones. It means the decline of the traditionally more privileged workers and industries with higher wages and the creation of a vast pool of lower-paid workers. This trend is still surfacing … .From a class point of view, it is truly one of the most profound, socially significant trends to emerge. The number of lower-paid workers is bound to increase at the expense of the more privileged workers.Prospects for a class-wide movement Up until now, when the word movement was used, it could mean either the Black movement, the Latinx movement, the civil rights movement, the anti-war movement, the LGBTQ movement, the women’s movement. But the term seldom, if ever, referred to the working-class movement. By and large, the progressive movement as a whole was more or less separate from the working class.Now, however, the change in the social composition of the working class lays the objective basis for a movement of the working class itself, of which these movements will become so many constituent parts.When we speak of the women’s movement or the anti-war movement or the Black movement as part of the working-class movement, it doesn’t mean they won’t have an independent character. Of course they will.But they will be part of the working-class movement because it will have come alive as the fundamental class in society which alone can weld these movements together in a genuine anti-capitalist and progressive struggle, a struggle both for democratic rights and for socialism.“High Tech, Low Pay” can be downloaded from the list of Sam Marcy’s books on thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Reporters Without Borders welcomes release of N. Vithyatharan

first_img Sri LankaAsia – Pacific Investigators spent two months going through hundreds of phone calls made and received by the journalist. Police also checked his bank accounts without finding any link with the Tamil Tigers. He left the court a free man, accompanied by his lawyer and his wife. Organisation July 15, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Sri Lanka A court in Colombo today ordered the journalist’s release. The Colombo Criminal Division (CCD) in charge of the investigation, as well as other departments of the police and the military, cleared the journalist for lack of evidence. News News “The decision of the justice system to release N. Vithyatharan is good news which should, we hope, open the way to the release of another Tamil journalist J. S. Tissanayagam, held for more than a year without proof”, the worldwide press freedom organisation said. “The fact he has been completely cleared by the security services is very positive. It seems important today that officials, including Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, should accept the consequences, and apologise for the accusations made against the journalist,” the organisation added. Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa had said in an interview with Australian SBS television that Vithyatharan was a “terrorist”. “He was implicated in a recent air raid. If you try to shield this person, you will have blood on your hands. And if someone says that he was arrested for his journalistic activities, then he will also have blood on his hands”, the minister, who is the president’s brother, said.Reporters Without Borders -Sri Lanka, N. Vithyatharanenvoyé par rsf_internet April 24, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Reporters Without Borders welcomes release of N. Vithyatharan Help by sharing this information center_img Reporters Without Borders welcomed the release of editor of the Tamil daily Sudar Oli, N. Vithyatharan, who had been held by police since 26 February 2009, accused of having links with Tamil Tiger rebels. News to go further January 13, 2021 Find out more July 29, 2020 Find out more Sri LankaAsia – Pacific “Why did they need to detain me for two months over completely false accusations?” the editor asked. “All police services and even military secret services cleared me after checking my phone calls and my bank accounts”, he told Reporters Without Borders. Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge News Sri Lanka: RSF signs joint statement on attacks against human rights defenders, lawyers and journalists Sri Lanka: Journalist manhandled by notorious police inspector currently on trial Receive email alertslast_img read more

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