Share Telecom deals continue with Vodafone exit Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmthedelite.comNetflix Cancellations And Renewals: The Full List For 2021thedelite.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’Definition whatsapp Vodafone’s exit from France’s SFR marks another step in the revamp of its portfolio and reflects how Europe’s telecom giants are ditching weaker assets to achieve scale elsewhere ahead of a wave of big investments.The long-awaited €7.95bn (£7bn) sale of Vodafone’s 44 per cent stake in SFR to Vivendi comes two weeks after Deutsche Telekom AG agreed to sell out of the US for $39bn (£24bn).Vodafone also recently agreed to buy out its Indian partner for a $5bn price tag to increase its exposure to the world’s fastest-growing mobile market.This recent flurry of deal-making reflects a move by telecoms firms to counter sluggish growth and respond to threats from new entrants, such as Google and Apple who are eating in to mobile profits.With consumers using more smart phones and tablet computers, data is exploding on networks, raising the need for investment.To cope, telecom operators, such as Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom, are cutting down their portfolios to focus on markets where they can achieve scale, unwinding aggressive international expansions undertaken a decade ago.Vivendi’s move for SFR will increase its cash flows and profits, giving it more firepower to fend off increasing competition in the French telecoms market and funds to acquire precious fourth generation mobile spectrum this summer.The telecom giants are also returning money to shareholders in a bid to placate them before undertaking large investments in mobile and fixed networks as well as spectrum auctions now underway in the UK, France, and Spain.Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom both pledged multi-billion euro share buybacks after their deals, while Vivendi signalled that the SFR buyout would lead to an increase in its dividend.Shares in Vodafone, which initially rallied on the deal, closed virtually flat at 178.85p yesterday. Read This NextWATCH: Shohei Ohtani continues home run tear, Los Angeles Angels winSportsnautYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofBaked Sesame Salmon: Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Monday 4 April 2011 8:14 pm
German gambling revenue is set to reach €3.3bn by 2024, according to new market projections from consulting and research provider Goldmedia.The report was published with the support of industry portal CasinoOnline.de and explores market developments in the areas of lottery, sports betting, casinos and gaming machines up to 2019. It also estimates the revenue hit the sector faces as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.It predicts that gaming revenues in the German online casino market would grow from €2.2bn (£1.98bn/$2.47bn) in 2019 to €3.3bn by 2024.Turnover across all products and verticals rose 5.5% – or €850m – to a total of €16.3bn (£14.7bn/$18.32bn). Gaming machines are the most profitable segment of the market and accounted for 42% of gaming revenue.Growth rates for online casino and sports betting were the highest across the market, growing 10.6% and 18.6% respectively in 2019 compared to 2018.The report predicts a decline in gaming revenue for 2020, however, with the Covid-19 pandemic expected to see the market down 12.9% year-on-year.In addition to its market forecasts, the report included a survey of around 400 existing online gaming customers in Germany.Despite the tougher restrictions expected to be placed upon operators under Germany’s upcoming licensing regime, 62% of respondents said that they would opt for a locally-licensed operator, given the choice.Yet over a third (38%) claimed they would prefer to continue playing through unregulated operators licensed in other jurisdictions.The survey found that currently, 12% of respondents play online slots daily, while around 32% play weekly. The most frequently used platform for playing online slots is the smartphone, accounting form some 65% of play.Customer acquisition takes place mostly through online advertising (39%), while social media accounts for just 9%. Recommendations from friends rank much more highly, accounting for 28% of online casino customer acquisitions.The majority of respondents (52%) spends under €50 per month on online gambling, the survey discovered.When asked about customer protection measures such as deposit limits, as many as 81% of respondents were found to be in agreement with their use.Legislation at the national level to introduce online gambling regulation was first approved by German heads of state in March this year. Under the planned schedule, the legalisation of online poker and casino is expected to come into force on 1 July 2021.Expected restrictions for online casino under the regulatory regime include a maximum stake limit of €1 per spin on slots, a mandatory deposit limit of €1,000 across all operators, and no advertising for online gambling between 6am and 9pm.The draft regulations were submitted to the European Commission in May. German gambling market could grow to €3.3bn by 2024 Topics: Casino & games Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany Casino & games German gambling revenue is set to reach €3.3bn by 2024, according to new market projections from consulting and research provider Goldmedia. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 3rd July 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling
International Breweries Plc (INTBRE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about International Breweries Plc (INTBRE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the International Breweries Plc (INTBRE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: International Breweries Plc (INTBRE.ng) 2013 annual report.Company ProfileInternational Breweries Plc is a brewery in Nigeria which brews, packages and markets a range of beer and non-alcoholic malt beverages. The company is known for its beer sold under the Trophy brand name and non-alcoholic malt drink sold under the Betamalt brand name, namely Trophy Lager, Trophy Black and Betamalt malt drink. Other brands packaged and marketed by International Breweries Plc include Castle Milk Stout, Castle Lager, Redds, Hero, Grand Malt and Voltic Water. The company’s head office is in Osun State, Nigeria and its distribution centres are in Ibadan, Lagos and Ilorin. International Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
“This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. Harvey Jones has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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. 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Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Harvey Jones I’d buy the HSBC share price ahead of the stock market recovery 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. Harvey Jones | Tuesday, 28th April, 2020 | More on: HSBA Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address The HSBC share price has fallen by a third since Covid-19 struck, pushing it into bargain territory. However, anybody who’s keen to buy it before the stock market recovery also has to accept that its generous dividend has gone, for now.Today, HSBC Holdings (LSE: HSBA) reported a thumping 48% drop in first-quarter pre-tax profit to $3.2bn, after setting aside $3bn to cover bad debts due to Covid-19. The HSBC share price has taken it on the chin though, and is broadly flat today. Frankly, investors feared worse.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…Despite today’s headline numbers, I think the long-term investment case for the Asia-focused FTSE 100 bank is still promising.The HSBC share price still temptsThe coronavirus has inevitably hit the top line, with reported revenue down 5%, amid lower customer activity. Investors have been warned to expect “materially lower profitability in 2020, relative to 2019.” Management is fighting back by postponing restructuring plans, and 2020 costs will now be lower than previously indicated.HSBC has taken an early hit from the coronavirus, given its outsize Asian exposure. Today could have been a lot worse though. The HSBC share price could recover faster than domestic-focused UK banks, if Asia avoids a second wave of infections. Lending actually increased $41bn and deposits grew by $47bn, on a constant currency basis.Regulators have forced the banks to rebuild their capital bases since the financial crisis, and this is working in HSBC’s favour today. Stock market volatility may help its investment bank, as traders look to take advantage.The big worry is that the crisis will drag on and bad debts increase. HSBC expects impairments of between $7bn and $11bn this year. Higher, and the HSBC share price will suffer.HSBC could lead the stock market recoveryThe Prudential Regulatory Authority forced the banks to scrap dividends and focus efforts on saving businesses and private customers. That’s a shame, as the stock was yielding around 6%. Today, HSBC said it would review its dividend policy around the time of its year-end results for 2020.The ultimate decision could be out of its hands, as regulators may determine what’s allowed. This may extend to share buybacks as well. Once the dividend is restored though, the HSBC share price will get a lift.The global collapse in interest rates will hit net lending margins, but I suspect rates may recover faster this time. With trillions of stimulus set to hit the global economy, we might even see inflation, which would take us into a different world.Ultimately, how fast the HSBC share price recovers depends on that pesky virus. If the world gets back to work in swift order, it’ll look a great buy at today’s price. A second or third wave could wreak havoc though.I would buy HSBC today, based on the optimistic case. Covid-19 pessimists will disagree. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!
Double time: Tim Visser scored a braceIn quotes – losersScotland wing Tim Visser: “We can score tries and accumulate points but we need to look at the details now and get the little things right. They kept the ball, they were physical and good in the tackle contest. We lost all three areas and that’s how they very easily won this game.”Top statsScotland are the first team to have scored more than two tries against New Zealand this year, but they missed 21 tackles out of 77 and lost four lineouts out of 11. Possession was exactly 50/50 but the All Blacks made 473 metres compared to 218 for Scotland.Match highlightsSCOTLAND: Stuart Hogg; Sean Lamont, Nick De Luca (Max Evans 64), Matt Scott, Tim Visser; Greig Laidlaw (Ruaridh Jackson 65), Mike Blair (Henry Pyrgos 75); Ryan Grant (Allan Jacobsen 65), Ross Ford (Scott Lawson 64), Geoff Cross, Richie Gray, Jim Hamilton (Alastair Kellock 58), Alasdair Strokosch, Ross Rennie (David Denton 19), Kelly Brown (captain).Tries: Visser (2), Cross. Cons: Laidlaw 2. Pen: Laidlaw.NEW ZEALAND: Israel Dagg (Beauden Barrett 26); Cory Jane, Ben Smith, Tamati Ellison, Julian Savea; Daniel Carter, Piri Weepu (Tawera Kerr-Barlow 61); Wyatt Crockett (Tony Woodcock 72), Andrew Hore (Dane Coles 61), Owen Franks (Ben Franks 61), Luke Romano, Sam Whitelock (Ali Williams 67), Adam Thomson, Richie McCaw (captain), Victor Vito.Tries: Dagg, Savea (2), Jane, Hore, Smith. Cons: Carter 6. Pens: Carter 3.Sin-bin: Adam Thomson 44 min. Opening act: Israel Dagg scores the first of New Zealand’s six tries against Scotland at MurrayfieldBy Katie Field, Rugby World writerIn a nutshellTHREE TRIES in eight first-half minutes enabled New Zealand to take the game away from Scotland after a hard-fought first quarter, with the world champions showing their class with some sublime play. Dan Carter stepped through the Scotland line time and again, and the new centre partnership of Ben Smith and Tamati Ellison produced some slick handling and smooth support running to offer options left and right. Scotland did score three tries – two from Tim Visser and one from Geoff Cross – but the main blot on New Zealand’s copybook was the sin-binning of Adam Thomson, who was lucky not to see red instead of yellow as he put a foot to Alasdair Strokosch’s head.Key momentJust after the half-hour, Scotland needed to regroup as New Zealand had taken a 20-10 lead but instead they went offside at the restart, then engaged early in the scrum and conceded possession and territory to the All Blacks, who duly scored twice more in the next five minutes to stretch their lead to an unassailable 24 points.Leading man: Dan CarterStar manDan Carter was at his absolute best in the first half, stepping, dummying, feinting and passing to his ever-present support runners. His goalkicking success rate was also 90% to complete his rugby masterclass.Room for improvementScotland’s defence was found wanting as they missed tackles and stepped out of the line, letting the All Blacks take control of the game in the second quarter.Andy Robinson’s side must also cut out the silly errors, such as early scrum engagements. They lost some crucial lineout ball too. Their try count and ability to turn territory into points has improved but they need to produce quicker ball when they have sides under pressure.New Zealand will be disappointed with their second-half performance after showcasing so many skills before the break. Scotland were able to challenge them with some good pick-and-drive play, so the Kiwis will be looking to improve their close-quarter work to match their back play.In quotes – winnersMan of the Match Dan Carter: “There are areas still to work on. In the second half Scotland really took it to us and controlled the territory and the coaches won’t be happy that we conceded three tries. Our defence was too passive at times. Credit to this Scotland side – they played with a lot of passion and were extremely physical and scored some good tries.” Referee: Jerome Garces (France). LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS NOT FOR FEATURED
Dubai ruler promises £5 billion foundation gift AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 20 May 2007 | News Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai, has pledged $10 billion (£5 billion) to a new foundation he is setting up. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation will focus on promoting human development in the region by funding education and knowledge development initiatives.According to the BBC, the pledge, made at the World Economic Forum in Jordan, is “thought to be one of the largest charitable donations in history”.The Foundation will be based in the United Arab Emirates and will “source and manage research programmes and centres and provide scholarships, leadership programmes and research grants”. Advertisement 27 total views, 4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
SHARE Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – Sep 15, 2017 Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News European Court Rules Against GMO Ban Previous articleWeaker Dollar Fosters Higher Ag Exports in 2017 and a Trade Surplus Next YearNext articleIndiana Farm Bureau Boosting Political Muscle NAFB News Service SHARE The European Court of Justice ruled that member state governments cannot ban the cultivation of genetically engineered crops in the absence of scientific evidence that they are a human health risk. American Soybean Association President Ron Moore said the ruling is a comforting one from a scientific standpoint. “The Court’s decision reverses what the EU calls the ‘precautionary principle,’ their long-standing default argument that without proof that a product is unsafe, unverified concerns about safety are sufficient to ban either importation or cultivation,” said Moore. “Over the past 20 years, this unscientific approach has led to a patchwork of unscientific restrictions on EU imports and cultivation of biotech crops by member states.”Those restrictions or prohibitions were put in place in spite of the products being approved by the European Food Safety Authority, as well as numerous other food safety and global health agencies. Moore said the Soybean Association is happy with the ruling and hopeful it will lead to similar science-based stances on genetic engineering in Europe during the yearsSource: NAFB News Service European Court Rules Against GMO Ban
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No vaccines in Limerick yet Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Limerick musician opens a chapter on bedtime stories First Irish death from Coronavirus WhatsApp Twitter Advertisement TAGSCardiff CityCorrigan Brothersentertainmentfeaturedfull-imageVincent Tan A BAND from Castletroy who wrote a song about a Malaysian businessman and football club owner have made a name for themselves in Cardiff and beyond.The Corrigan Brothers’ hit record ‘Vincent Tan What A Man’ is an ode to the owner of Premier League side Cardiff City and it has even spread to south-east Asia since its recording in late August.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The band was invited by Tan to the Cardiff City Stadium last month as special guests for the game against Tottenham Hotspur and the song’s runaway success has come as a major surprise to singer/songwriter Ger Corrigan.“A few weeks ago we watched Cardiff beat Manchester City and we were very impressed with the way the club’s owner came out on the pitch with the Cardiff shirt over his business suit and celebrated. We wrote a song about him; the song title was ‘Vincent Tan What A Man’.“We were not expecting anything to happen with the song but it somehow got picked up by the Malaysian media and within days it was one of the biggest stories in Malaysia where Tan owns a number of businesses. We then received a call from Cardiff City telling us that Tan wanted to fly us over as his guests”.Along with brothers Brian and Donncha and musicians Pete Creighton, Willie Dunne and Andrew Corrigan, Ger performed the song for assembled guests in Cardiff and also met Welsh sport stars Sam Warburton and Craig Bellamy.Ger described the day as a “truly great experience” and revealed that the Corrigan Brothers have been invited to Malaysia by Tan to perform the song. He presented a framed copy of the CD to Tan, who spoke at length to the Corrigan Brothers about the Limerick hurlers winning the Munster final this summer.“It was a truly great experience with a big club who have a genuine family atmosphere and a sincere warm welcome for their guests,” said Ger in appreciation of the hospitality received from Cardiff City FC.The band will be back in Cardiff City in January to perform a new song dedicated to the club and their recent performance will be aired on Malaysian TV over the coming weeks. LifestyleEntertainmentNewsSportSoccerFrom Castletroy to Cardiff for the Corrigan BrothersBy Liam Togher – October 17, 2013 1624 Linkedin Previous articleDouble date with Verdi operasNext articleParamedic to be sentenced for video recording woman in toilet Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. You can listen to Vincent Tan What A Man below Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Email
Previous articleBaby showers set nationwide for veteransNext articleSULLUM: Stopping drivers without a legal justification is unconstitutional admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Odessa High’s Jesus Montes (12) passes the ball in the first half of the Bronchos’ 2-1 loss to the Del Rio Rams, Tuesday night at Ratliff Stadium. Facebook By admin – May 3, 2018 Pinterest Twitter Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Home Local News Government OC approves revised room and board rates WhatsApp Smoked Bacon Wrapped French Vidalia OnionSlap Your Mama It’s So Delicious Southern Squash CasseroleTexas Fried ChickenPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay Local NewsGovernment OC approves revised room and board rates Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Odessa College. Pinterest Facebook Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments WhatsApp Students coming to Odessa College for 2018-19 will find higher room and board rates.Vice President for Business Affairs Virginia Chisum said room and board rates have not increased in a couple of years. Currently the college offers 15 meals a week with no weekends. The increase will include an increase to 19 meals a week, she said.The Wrangler Hall dorm rate will be $2,000 a semester with the 19 meals per week. It is currently $1,700 per semester with 15 meals a week.Century Commons, with four bedrooms and single occupancy, will be $2,900 per semester with 19 meals a week. It is currently $2,400 per semester with 15 meals a week.Century Commons’ two-bedroom, single occupancy dorms will be $3,100 a semester with 19 meals a week. They are currently $2,700 per semester with 15 meals a week.The board on Tuesday also approved new dual credit tuition rates for 2018-19. Chisum said the rates had not been adjusted since 2014.In-district residents on a high school campus or online will pay $50 per semester credit hour.On campus, they will pay $52 per semester credit hour and a $23 general use and activity fee.Out-of-district dual credit rates for on campus or online will be $65 per semester credit hour and $67 per semester credit hour on campus, plus the $23 general use and activity fee, Chisum said.The board also approved a tuition waiver for Ector County Independent School District dual credit students for the first six hours. Chisum said OC thinks this will increase the number of dual credit students.It applies for those taking classes on the OC campus, academic and career and technical education courses, is good for any term, web-based courses and on high school campuses.OC President Gregory Williams said this is a big step forward for Ector County because it opens college credit up to everyone.In other business, the board:After a closed session, trustees reappointed for another year Williams, Chisum, Vice President for Instruction Valerie Jones, Vice President for Student Service and Enrollment Management Kim McKay, Vice President for Information Technology Shawn Shreves and Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Don Wood. Chisum said salaries were not discussed.Awarded a bid for abatement and demolition of the baseball field and Sewell facility to Vanco Insulation for $164,315.Awarded renovations to the Pecos welding lab to JC Roberts Construction for $377,000. This is funded by a grant from BHP Billiton and OC renewal and replacement funds, Chisum said.Tabled a request for consent of the board of trustees of Odessa Junior College District to sell property for less than market value specified in a foreclosure judgment and also less than the amount of the judgment.Reappointed Chris Terry and his firm as attorneys for the college.Renewed terms of directors of the Odessa College Foundation. Royce Bodiford, Jim Breaux, Phil George and Dr. Tanya Wood were reappointed to three-year terms. Buddy Coke, Joe Hurt and John Wilkins were reappointed for one-year terms.Discussed a transition to schools instead of metamajors as of next semester. For example, there will be a School of Arts and Humanities, School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math; School of Health Sciences; Business and Industry; and Education and Public Service. Each school will have a dean or senior dean. The senior dean of the STEM school will be Diane Carrasco; Senior Dean of Education and Public Service will be Eric Yeager; Dean of Arts and Humanities will be Arthur Rankin; Dean of Business and Industry Jennifer Meyers; and Dean of Health Sciences Marie Vasquez.More Information Twitter