Casino & games 31st July 2020 | By contenteditor MGM Resorts slips to $50.4m loss in first half Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: China US Topics: Casino & games Finance MGM Resorts International saw revenue for the first half of 2020 badly hit by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, posting a net loss of $50.4m for the period.Net revenue for the six months to June 30 amounted to $2.54bn, down 60.3% from the $6.40bn that was generated in the same period last year.Like many other bricks and mortar casinos operators around the world, MGM was hit hard by the pandemic. Its venues in the US and Macau have all been shuttered as a result of the crisis, and spent most of the period closed to customers.Though casino gaming revenue remained the main source of income for MGM during the six months, the $1.22bn total represented a 61.1% decline from H1 2019’s $3.22bn.Rooms revenue dropped by 59.9% year-on-year to $465.6m, while food and beverage revenue fell 60.0% to $426.5m. Entertainment and retail revenue slipped 56.2% to $318.5m, though reimbursed costs were down 48.7% to $114.4m.Read the full story on iGB North America. MGM Resorts International saw revenue for the first half of 2020 badly hit by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, posting a net loss of $50.4m for the period.
This growth share is up over 140% this year! Here’s what I’d do now Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images Noah Riley | Monday, 16th November, 2020 | More on: CMCX 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. Noah Riley own shares in CMC Markets. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 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146 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 28 May 2003 | News 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Talkingpoint.org.uk launches to professionals on 2 June 2003 and to parents on 8 September 2003. Talkingpoint spokesperson Gill Edelman says that this is the first time in the UK that such a comprehensive site on speech and language difficulties has been developed. Tagged with: Digital Corporate and trust fund children’s charity’s Web site A major company and grant-making trust are the joint sponsors of a new Web site that is designed to support the needs of children with speech and language difficulties.Talkingpoint.org.uk has been developed by the charities I CAN and Afasic, together with The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Launching on Monday 2 June 2003, it will provide parents and professionals with vital, quick and accessible information on communication difficulties, plus details of organisations and professionals who can help. The site has been funded with the support of BT and The Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales. Advertisement
Tagged with: Individual giving 24 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The story fo 10 year old Sreynet who has to beg for food for herself and her siblings. UNICEF’s video asks for donations to help it help children like Sreynet.The video was created by RAPP. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Sreynet – UNICEF DRTV advert 23 total views, 1 views today 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. Howard Lake | 12 May 2011 | News Advertisement
Alexei Albu, center, at anti-fascist march in Odessa, March 30. Photo: BorotbaApril 1 — On the morning of April 1, Ukrainian Security Forces (SBU) agents raided the apartment of Odessa, Ukraine, anti-fascist leader Alexei Albu with a warrant authorizing them to search for lists of activists and for weapons.The raid was not unexpected.Albu, an elected member of the Odessa Regional Council and local coordinator of the leftist Union Borotba (Struggle), was called in for questioning by the SBU on March 11 after he presented a proposal for a referendum on regional autonomy at the council.Another local resistance leader, Anton Davidchenko, was seized by special forces on March 17 and kidnapped to Kiev, Ukraine’s capital city.On the eve of the raid, the local “Euromaidan” movement — supporters of the pro-Western, fascist-dominated junta in Kiev — held a rally outside police headquarters demanding the arrest of Albu and other prominent anti-fascists.“The Euromaidan nationalists openly demand that the special services subject us to violence,” Albu said. “This shows how repressive and anti-democratic in its essence the Euromaidan movement and the Kiev regime truly are.”Albu was not staying in the apartment and is safe — for now.Masses demand autonomyThe raid came after the fifth consecutive weekend of anti-coup demonstrations across the industrial southeastern region of Ukraine. The protest in Odessa on March 30 was particularly significant, swelling in size to several thousand from about 1,000 the previous week.Albu was a convener of the powerful march.At demonstrations in Odessa, Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk and other cities, Borotba activists raised the slogan: “No election without a referendum.”The coup regime in Kiev has called for presidential elections on May 25. While it unclear if the elections will actually happen on that date, given the infighting among the pro-fascist forces in the capital, it is clear that the U.S. wants a vote to happen soon to give the junta a veneer of respectability.The aid packages being discussed in the U.S. Congress and with the International Monetary Fund are probably contingent in some way on the elections being carried out.The demand widely embraced by the masses in southeastern Ukraine is for a referendum on autonomy.This means different things to different people. Some hope to follow Crimea into the Russian Federation. Others want to remain in Ukraine but with a high degree of independence from Kiev.The most radical forces, like Borotba, also call for the regional renationalization of industry to protect workers’ living standards — and as a step toward the restoration of a socialist Ukraine.Taking a different approach, the Communist Party of Ukraine (KPU) has nominated its general secretary, Peter Simonenko, to run for president in the May elections. The KPU leadership has continued to assert its rightful place in parliament, though the party has been effectively banned in western Ukraine since the coup.Externally, the KPU has been working to rally support among the Western European parliamentary left to put pressure on the Kiev regime.Simonenko’s election platform calls for greater local control and legal changes to make it easier to call a referendum, along with the restoration of democratic rights and social and economic protections for workers.With the Kiev regime in crisis and growing pressure from the U.S. and European Union to bring the country under control, it is likely that repression will continue against the revolutionary left and other anti-fascist forces, whatever their orientation toward the elections.More international solidarity will be needed in the coming days and weeks.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
SHARE SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Feb 29, 2016 Source: NAFB News Service The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City says weakness in U.S. agriculture could spill over into other parts of rural economies. Nathan Kauffman, with the Federal Reserve Bank, says, with the decline in agricultural income and farm jobs, there is a potential for declines in Main Street activity. Kauffman says a strong U.S. dollar and softening demand from China will continue to pressure the agricultural sector this year. He spoke at last week’s USDA Agriculture Outlook Forum. He stated that “There seems to be less uncertainty about where things are headed,” as most forecasters expect the supply glut of crops to continue to weigh on prices. Kauffman added the struggles in the farm economy do not rival the collapse of the 1980s, saying he wants to be careful not to suggest that the sky is falling. Home Indiana Agriculture News Ag Economy Weakness Could Spill over to Other Parts of the Rural… Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Ag Economy Weakness Could Spill over to Other Parts of the Rural Economy Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleOfficial Numbers Released Today Confirm Record U.S. Ethanol Production and Use Hoosier Ag Today
March 2, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Independent newspaper faces closure after astronomical fine for “defamation” News KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia RSF_en Reporters Without Borders and the Journalist in Danger foundation today accused the Almaty appeal court of seeking to ruin an independent newspaper by imposing a fine that it and its journalists would find impossible to pay.A case for defamation was brought by parliament deputy, Ramin Madinov, against the editor of the weekly newspaper Tasjargan, Bakyttoul Makimbai and a journalist, Almas Koucherbayev after it carried an article on 24 April 2008, headlined “the poor landowner”.The deputy had asked the court for an apology and 300 million tenge (2 million dollars) in damages but on 16 January 2009, a district court set a fine of 3 million tenge (20,000 dollars) against the paper and the journalists.But at the 26 February appeal, the defence claimed the sum involved was unfair and disproportionate, given that neither the newspaper nor its journalists had sufficient funds to pay. This did not prevent the appeal court from setting compensation at 30 million tenge (200,000 dollars).Accusing the appeal court of raising the fine for the explicit purpose of destroying the popular paper, which sells 400,000 copies daily and opens its columns to the opposition, the worldwide press freedom organisation said: “We are all the more appalled at the persistence of this kind of practice, since Kazakhstan is due to take over the presidency of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) from 2010”.“While it is normal for defamation cases to be brought against the media, the fines should remain proportionate and not simply lead to the shutting down of a title. Otherwise, it is just a disguised form of censorship”, the organisation concluded.Tasjargan, which celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2008, has launched an appeal to its readership to help raise the money. But it is certain that this will not produce sufficient funds and the popular paper will be forced to close because of this judgement which will also condemn the journalist, Almas Koucherbayev to unemployment.There has only been one precedent of a fine of this size in the history of the press in Kazakhstan. The country’s leading newspaper in the Kazakh language, DAT, was forced into closure in 1999, while its editor, Charip Kourakbayev, was banned from working for the media for many years. News News Organisation KazakhstanEurope – Central Asia News to go further The independent and very popular weekly Tasjargan is threatened with closure after having been imposed a 300 millions tenge (200,000 dollars) fine for defamation. “We are all the more appalled at the persistence of this kind of practice, since Kazakhstan is due to take over the presidency of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) from 2010”, Reporters Without borders said. Follow the news on Kazakhstan Regional newspaper editor harassed after investigating real estate scandal February 5, 2021 Find out more Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her Receive email alerts Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections Help by sharing this information January 15, 2021 Find out more October 30, 2020 Find out more
Peter Casey has accused the Taoiseach of going against the spirit of the constitution.Leo Varadkar was among those who condemned the businessman’s comments about Travellers last week.And he called on people to send a clear message in Friday’s election about anti-Traveller views.Peter Casey was considering his position in the race over the weekend but has decided not to pull out .He doesn’t believe there’s anything offensive in what he said………….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/10casey.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter “Nothing I said was offensive” – Casey Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ By News Highland – October 22, 2018 WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Facebook Previous articleDonegal has state’s third highest percentage of vacant council housesNext articlePeace Dividend has bypassed Derry – Mc Cann News Highland Harps come back to win in Waterford Twitter Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews
NYPD(NEW YORK) — New York City investigators believe that the two sisters from Saudi Arabia whose bodies were found bound together with duct tape floating along the Hudson River last week were alive when they entered the water, two police sources told ABC News.Detectives are checking to see if any surveillance cameras captured the moment Tala and Rotana Farea entered the river. They are also trying to determine whether either of them had met with any counselors or therapists in recent weeks, the sources said.The NYPD is equally considering all options in its investigation, including homicide, suicide or accident, a source said.The medical examiner’s office will ultimately determine the causes of death as the investigation continues.Detectives have conducted various interviews in Fairfax, Virginia, where Tala and Rotana Farea had previously been living with family since 2015. Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea of the New York City Police Department said those interviews are “unraveling” what was going on in the sisters’ lives before their mysterious deaths.Through electronic evidence, including credit cards and ATM withdrawals, the NYPD was able to establish that the sisters had traveled from Fairfax to Washington D.C. to Philadelphia and finally to New York City, where they arrived on Sept. 1.Detectives are now reviewing hotel and restaurant records, video, electronic statements and eyewitness accounts to determine what the sisters were doing between Sept. 1 and Oct. 24, when their bodies were found in the Hudson, a source said.“I think we’ve made significant progress in piecing together pieces of this puzzle to find out what happened,” Shea said at a press conference Wednesday morning, noting that investigators have already spoken to family members and other associates of the sisters to learn more about them.“Those interviews are really unraveling, in some way, a piece of the puzzle of behind the scenes,” Shea added. “There is still work to do.”Shea released new images of the Farea sisters, which he said were obtained with the cooperation of the family.A passerby alerted authorities after spotting the bodies in the Hudson River off of Manhattan’s Upper West Side on the afternoon of Oct. 24.The women were found lying on rocks near the river, fully-clothed, both wearing black jackets with fur trim and black leggings. There were no obvious signs of trauma, police said.The bodies are believed to have washed ashore with the tide and stayed when the tide went out, police said.On Saturday, police identified the bodies as those of Tala Farea, 16, and Rotana Farea, 22.The younger sister, Tala, had been reported missing on Aug. 24, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. That was the last time the two sisters were seen in Virginia, two police sources told ABC News.It’s unclear when the women arrived in New York and where they were staying, the sources said.The Royal Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in New York confirmed in a statement Tuesday that the Farea sisters were students accompanying their brother in Washington, D.C.The consulate said it has “appointed an attorney to follow the case closely,” and that authorities “are following closely and constantly for details on the case including the forensic reports showing the causes of death which have not yet been finalized and is still under investigation.”Anyone with information about the Farea sisters is urged to call the New York City Police Department’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.