first_imgTuesday 19 October 2010 7:30 pm whatsapp QINETIQ LOSES FIGHT FOR DEFENCE CASH QINETIQ was one of the first to feel the government axe swinging yesterday, with news that a planned £14bn academy in Wales, combining army, navy and air force training, has been scrapped. QinetiQ, which was in a joint management venture with Sodexo, said it will write off £37m already spent on the project. whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan Times Tags: NULLcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Share Read This NextThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap KCS-content last_img read more


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Novomatic slips to loss despite 2018 revenue growth

first_imgCasino & games Gambling technology giant Novomatic has posted an operating loss of €131.9m (£113.9m/$147.0m) for 2018 as higher costs offset a 10.5% year-on-year rise in revenue.Revenue before gaming taxes and betting fees for the 12 months to December 31, 2018, amounted to €2.61bn, up from €2.37bn in the previous year.Novomatic put this down to growth across core European markets, particularly in Italy and Spain. Sales in Italy increased from €371.7m in 2017 to €401.1m, while Spanish sales jumped 20% from €126.4m to €152.1m.Germany remains the main source of income for Novomatic, with revenue rising from €722.4m to €724.0m, while Austrian revenue also increased from €335.9m to €373.6m.The operator and supplier reported year-on-year growth across all European markets, as well as its rest of the world segment, where revenue improved from €77.2m to €219.5m. The technology provider only noted a decline in online sales, which fell from €146.5m to €110.2m.Overall gaming technology revenue increased from €840.2m to €968.1m, while gaming operations sales climbed from €1.52bn to €1.64bn.The technology provider was also boosted by the acquisition of a 52.2% stake in Ainsworth Game Technology, which helped bring in an additional €160.5m in revenue.However, Novomatic also reported an increase in costs across various areas of the business for the year. Cost of material was up by 50.1% to €496.6m, mainly due to the provider’s expanding presence across Germany and Austria.Personnel costs were up by 10.18% to €776.6m due to the Ainsworth acquisition and increasing business activity, while other operating costs 1.8% to €863.2m for the year. Novomatic also saw depreciation and amortisation, impairment and reversal of impairment costs rocket 101.4% to €687.6mThese higher costs had an impact on earnings, with Novomatic reporting an operating loss of €131.9m, down from a profit of €220.5m in 2018. The provider put this decline down to higher depreciation and amortisation as well as high impairments in 2018.Earnings before taxes slipped from a positive of €198.9m to a loss of €159.5m, while net result from continuing operations also fell from €97.3m to negative €127.0m. Novomatic’s annual result was a loss of €154.9, down from €61.4m in 2018.The Novomatic executive board praised the performance in 2018, citing the revenue growth as a major highlight.“The focus is currently on consolidating the rapid growth of the past few years, which was driven by the purchase of various companies,” the board said. “In parallel, the company is beginning to increase the synergy potential.“The focus of these efforts is on the transnational optimisation of internal processes and structures.”Image: Max Pixel Novomatic slips to loss despite 2018 revenue growth Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Finance Slotscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Gambling technology giant Novomatic has posted an operating loss of €131.9m (£113.9m/$147.0m) for 2018 as higher costs offset a 10.5% year-on-year rise in revenue. 26th April 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Slot Machineslast_img read more

Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) HY2018 Interim Report

first_imgAiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Aiico Insurance Plc (AIICO.ng)  2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAiico Insurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria offering life assurance and annuity, general insurance and special risk, pension management, health insurance and asset management. The company is the second-largest insurance company in Nigeria by gross premiums and has a diversified client base which includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. Life insurance products include an annuity plan, corporate savings plan, education, flexible endowment plan, group life insurance plan, income investment plan, life celebration plan, mortgage protection plan, term assurance and three payment plant. Aiico Insurance Plc has a controlling stake in Multishield Plc and a minority stake in Healthcare International Plc and Aiico Capital Plc. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Aiico Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

PDF of October 15 issue

first_imgDownload the 12-page PDF.Viral capitalism: Racist, sexist bosses kill jobsAnswer to fascist threat? Working class struggle!ALSO:Indigenous Peoples’ Day;ICE targets VietLead activist;Book Review ‘Capitalism on a Ventilator’;Cops & white supremacists.TEAR DOWN THE WALLS:Racism & federal executions;Jalil Muntaqim home!Free Kao Saelee!Abolitionist 10 point program.WORLD:Indonesia; Greece.Editorial:The rich, richer — The sick? SickerDownload the 12-page PDF.More PDF back-issues here.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Reason to be satisfied by resumption of ceremonies but ‘COVID complacency’…

first_imgPrint Welcoming the resumption in a statement today, the Fifth Sunday of Easter, Bishop Leahy also asked the public to think of the people of India as COVID sweeps with devastating consequences through their nation and asked the public to engage in a “marathon of prayer” that COVID passes.Said Bishop Leahy:  “The resumption of public ceremonies in churches from May 10th onwards is deeply satisfying in so many ways. It’s just great to feel we can be gathered as one, albeit with number limited, seeing each other, listening together to God’s Word, expressing ourselves as a community and taking part in the Mass that contains the great gift of the Eucharist.“Not everyone will understand the significance of it, but many people of faith see this as very, very positive in terms of their spiritual health and personal wellbeing.”Bishop Leahy expressed confidence, thanks to track record of already having managed a reopening, that public celebrations will be appropriately and carefully handled but he said that we cannot at any stage drop our guard.  And he paid tribute to priests and parish volunteers for their work.“Of course, we’ve been here before. We know how resumption of public ceremonies works. We have experience and are confident that the good measures put in place last summer will continue again this time.“But confidence crumbles and is worthless under complacency so we must at no stage let up.  COVID complacency is the enemy and we must redouble our efforts, not least we have come so far already.“I am extremely grateful to all the priests and parish volunteers for their commitment to ensuring safety and good orderly arrangements for attendance at religious ceremonies. We all need to be careful because the virus is still with us.”Speaking on the COVID crisis in India, he said:  “In this United World Week, while we look forward in hope to the coming weeks and months as more and more people get vaccinated, we need to keep in mind the tragic developments in India that is seeing so many being struck by the pandemic and so many dying. Let’s try to do whatever we can to help.”Continuing, he said:  “I would also invite people to take part in a ‘marathon’ of prayer that Pope Francis has launched for the month of May, a month we traditionally associate with Mary and prayer of the Rosary.“The purpose of the marathon of prayer is to ask God for an end to the pandemic and that normal social and work activities can resume. Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Previous articleNew online exhibition and digital archive to be launched to highlight Limerick’s role in the War of IndependenceNext articleFinalists of Limerick Businesswoman of the Year Awards Announced Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LimerickNewsReason to be satisfied by resumption of ceremonies but ‘COVID complacency’ the enemy – Bishop LeahyBy Meghann Scully – May 3, 2021 207 Facebook Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick Post WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Advertisement Bishop Brendan Leahy “One of the main Marian shrines of the world will lead this prayer each day. The Knock shrine will take this lead on May 10th with a focus in its prayer for people with disabilities.“Many are generously doing virtual marathons for good causes these days. It would be great if many could join this spiritual marathon by committing themselves to saying all or some part of a Rosary each day.” he added. Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener BISHOP of Limerick Brendan Leahy said that it is right to have a feeling of deep satisfaction over the resumption of public ceremonies but said that COVID complacency will be the enemy and we must not allow it to undo the good work. Roisin Upton excited by “hockey talent coming through” in Limericklast_img read more

LGH manager admits second breast surgeon is not a realistic option

first_imgHomepage BannerNews LGH manager admits second breast surgeon is not a realistic option By News Highland – March 2, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal The Manager of Letterkenny General Hospital says he believes the agreement reached on Friday last regarding the way forward for breast cancer services is the right one.Speaking on today’s Shaun Doherty Show, Sean Murphy says the appointment of another General Surgeon at the hospital will allow services continue and provide Consultant Breast Surgeon Michael Sugrue with the support and back up that he needs.Mr Murphy says while he and Mr Sugrue both favoured the appointment of a second breast surgeon, it’s now clear this is not a realistic option……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/smurf1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articlePlanning permissions down in Donegal but house commencements are upNext articleFianna Fail’s Health Spokesperson to visit Donegal News Highland WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic center_img Google+ Pinterest Pinterest Google+ Twitter Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Advocates, Advocate Clerks Can Commute To Offices And Courts On Production Of ID Proof: State Tells Kerala High Court

first_imgNews UpdatesAdvocates, Advocate Clerks Can Commute To Offices And Courts On Production Of ID Proof: State Tells Kerala High Court Lydia Suzanne Thomas5 May 2021 1:16 AMShare This – xThe State has assured the Kerala High Court that advocates and their clerks will be allowed to move to and from their offices, courts, another other legal fora amid restrictions imposed on movement in the wake of the spike in COVID-19 cases in the State of Kerala.The Government’s submission came in response to Public Interest Litigation by a lawyer named Melwin Byju, through Advocate G Sreekumar (Chelur) who sought allowances on the movement of advocates amid the restrictions imposed in Kerala to curtail the spread of Covid-19.The Vacation Bench of Justices Devan Ramachandran and Dr Kauser Edappagath recorded the State’s submission and directed that the case be posted on Friday for further hearing.However, advocates would not be exempt from checking, but would be allowed movement upon production of identity documents and on disclosing where they were headed, the Senior Government Pleader submitted.Notably, another petition, moved yesterday by the All India Association of Jurists and a lawyer, through Advocates John Mani V, Sriram Parakkat, Jayant S, Jackson Johny, Sethulakshmi KK, Gayathri Menon, Xavier Thomas V T, MS Vishnu Shankar also urges for a designation of advocates as essential service workers.The plea averred that lawyers play a key role in the administration of justice and facilitate access to justice, which is a fundamental right under Article 21 of the Constitution.”The continuous functioning of the Judiciary cannot be put to rest and therefore, it has to function at all times with the participation of the advocates and hence by its very nature services rendered by Advocates, Advocates Clerks and their offices is an essential service as the same caters to the citizens fundamental right to access to justice through an Advocate enshrined under Article 14, 21 and 22(1) of the Constitution,” the petition stresses.Stating that their representations to the effect went unheeded, the plea takes issue with the fact that print and electronic media have been included within the category of essential service workers.”The Petitioners are also aggrieved by apparent arbitrary discrimination being done by the 1st and 2nd respondents (state) against the entire fraternity of legal profession by not including them in the category of essential service, whereas the respondents have included even print and electronic media in the category permitted to function during the Covid pandemic,” the petition stated.Byju’s petition is expected to be taken up next on Friday, May 7, 2021.Click here to download the orderTagsEssential Service Advocates Act 1963 Kerala High Court #Lockdown Lockdown restrictions Lockdown Measures Justice Kauser Edappagath Justice Devan Ramachandran Next Storylast_img read more

Breaking down the string of attacks on Jehovah’s Witness houses of worship

first_imganouchka/iStock(SEATTLE) — A string of attacks on houses of worship used by Jehovah’s Witnesses in Washington state are under investigation.There have been four instances of arson and one shooting — spanning nine months and four locations — that investigators believe are connected to one another.“As these incidents were located in close proximity to each other, it is believed that they are related,” said Jason Chudy, the public information officer for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Seattle division.“ATF is working closely with multiple local law enforcement agencies in these ongoing investigations,” Chudy said.Chudy said that the investigation is ongoing and they are not publicly discussing “any suspects, if any, that we’ve identified.” March 19: Two arson attacksTwo different houses of worship, referred to as Kingdom Halls, were targeted on the same day.The two houses of worship, one in Tumwater, the other three miles away in Olympia, were set on fire.“Damage to both was minor, limited to the exterior structures,” Chudy said.Tumwater Fire Chief Scott LaVielle said that the Tumwater building sustained about $15,000 worth of damage, according to ABC affiliate KOMO-TV.May 15: ShootingA little under two months later, another house of worship was attacked in the town of Yelm.In this case, a suspect or suspects fired 35 rifle rounds at the Kingdom Hall.Chudy said the shooting caused more than $10,000 in damage.July 3: ArsonThe fourth attack revisited one of the earlier targets, as the Kingdom Hall on Cain Road in the town of Olympia was lit on fire once again.This attack “completely destroyed” the building, Chudy said.On July 18, Thurston County Sheriff John Snaza said that the four attacks up to this point are considered hate crimes, according to KOMO-TV.Dec. 7: ArsonAfter a five-month break, another attack was reported at the Kingdom Hall in the town of Lacey, closer to the first two targets. The building was “completely destroyed.”Snaza expressed frustration at the series of attacks.“Why is this specific religion being targeted? Why are these churches being targeted? What are they doing that is so wrong and oppressive?” Snaza said, according to ABC affiliate KOMO-TV.“It makes you feel really ill about somebody who has some sort of animosity towards any religion, yet alone a Jehovah’s Witness of Kingdom Hall,” Snaza said, according to KOMO. “So how frustrating is it that people who find a solemn place of worship, and now it’s being destroyed?”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

In my world

first_imgI got a phone call this morning, congra-tulating me on being shortlisted for the Young Male of the Year at the Scottish Achievements Awards 2009 and asking me to prepare a speech, should I be the winner on Thursday, 25 June.I am, of course, very pleased, excited and honoured to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award and as I think about all the things I want to say in that speech and all the people I want to thank, one question constantly comes to mind: Why is it that I do what I do?I think many of us who run our own businesses sometimes ponder over the same thought and I suppose we don’t all share the same answers. Some do it for the buzz, some for the money, and some for the freedom. I share all of the above, but most importantly of all, I love doing what I’m doing and I will continue to do it at the pace I’m doing it, if not faster, until I stop enjoying what I’m doing. At that point it will be time to stop and move on.This brings me to the next question, which is the exit strategy. Do we all have one in place? Do we all know what route we will take when thinking of either retiring, moving on or simply selling our business? A recent survey in the Financial Times showed that the vast majority of entrepreneurs (74%) in the UK were risking long-term business success by not giving proper thought to their exit strategies.If we actually think about it, an entrepreneur’s first objective tends to be to create a business upon which to build value. We often only consider selling that business when first approached by a potential buyer. This can leave us unprepared and at a disadvantage. Having a clear exit strategy in place from the outset may sound counter-intuitive but is, in fact, essential.It is vital to plan for the future, growing the value and attractiveness of the business by implementing a clear development strategy from the beginning, including putting in place a strong management team to lead the business following the eventual departure of the entrepreneur.Unfortunately, many do not have such plans and processes in place and that lack of planning can result in difficulty agreeing a price, with owners reluctant to give potential investors access to vital financial information. This ultimately results in not achieving the best value for the business.My view is that we should all sit down and reflect on what we have done so far, what we’re currently doing, and where we want to be in five years. If this means not being in the same business, it’s vital to start thinking about a strategy.Here are two questions for you: what do you want to achieve or avoid? The answer you give to this question provides your objectives. How will you go about achieving your desired results? The answer to this question you can call strategy.last_img read more