Macau casino revenue hits another new low in June

first_img1st July 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Topics: Casino & games Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Macau’s gaming revenue sunk to yet another new low of MOP716m (£72.2m/€79.8m/$89.7m) in June, down 97.0% year-on-year, as the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continues to devastate the territory’s largest industry. Macau’s gaming revenue sunk to yet another new low of MOP716m (£72.2m/€79.8m/$89.7m) in June, down 97.0% year-on-year, as the effects of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continues to devastate the territory’s largest industry.June saw the lowest revenue figure and largest year-on-year decline yet in a year of historic lows, lower than April’s MOP754m and undoing the slight recovery seen in May, when revenue increased to MOP1.76bn.It also marked the third consecutive month in which gambling revenue has fallen by more than 90% year-on-year. Measures requiring visitors to Macau to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival and upon return from the territory have played a major role in the especially low revenue recorded in each of the past three months.The new figures mean Macau’s gambling revenue for the first half of 2020 came to MOP33.72bn, down 77.4% year-on-year. Of this total, almost two thirds (MOP22.13bn) was recorded in January alone, despite January’s revenue still amounting to an 11.3% year-on-year decline.In April, Macau’s head of government, chief executive Ho Iat Seng warned of the effects of the country’s “excessive dependence” upon the gambling industry and said it led to the island being particularly badly affected by the pandemic.Earlier this week (29 June), the University of Macau’s Centre for Macau Studies and the Department of Economics revised their projections for Macau’s 2020 GDP down further. The new projections predict a drop of between 54.5% and 60.0%. Casino & gamescenter_img Email Address Regions: China Macau Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Macau casino revenue hits another new low in Junelast_img read more

FBN Holdings Plc ( Q12016 Presentation

first_imgFBN Holdings Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2016 presentation results for the first quarter.For more information about FBN Holdings Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBN Holdings Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBN Holdings Plc (  2016 presentation results for the first quarter.Company ProfileFBN Holdings Plc is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the commercial, corporate, investment and merchant banking sectors. The company also offers insurance products for individual and corporate clients and other financial services for merchant banking, asset management, investment and general trading, private equity, financial intermediation services, trusteeship, portfolio management and discount house services for individual and corporate clients. The Insurance division underwrites life and general insurance products and offers insurance brokerage services. FBN Holdings Limited was founded in 1894 and today operates in 874 business locations in 12 countries. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc was founded in 1894 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchanglast_img read more

Omnicane Limited ( Q12020 Interim Report

first_imgOmnicane Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Food sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Omnicane Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Omnicane Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Omnicane Limited (  2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileOmnicane Limited is a company headquartered in Mauritius and specialises in sugar milling and electricity production services. The company engages in the production and processing of sugar cane, electricity production, food crop, flower and venison production, vegetable, palm heart and fresh shrimp production. Omnicane ltd operates through its subsidiaries, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Mon Tresor) Limited, Omnicane Milling Holdings (Britannia Highlands) Limited, Floreal Limited, FAW Investment Limited, Exotic Exports Limited, Omnicane Logistic Operations Limited, Omnicane Thermal Energy Holdings (St Aubin) Limited, Omnicane Holdings (La Baraque) Thermal Energy Limited, Omnicane Milling Operations Limited and Omnicane Agricultural Operations Limited; all arranged under  sugar, energy, hospitality, and property segments. Omnicane Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Matt Damon talks about learning rugby for Invictus

first_img Stars: Matt Damon and Francois Piennar attend the premiere of “Invictus” (Getty Images) Iconic: Mandela and Pienaar together in 1995 (Getty Images)“I’ve done a football movie with School Ties, right, And (with football) it’s like, ‘All right, here’s the play and you do the X’s and O’s and  you’re gonna run right between the guard and the tackle and you’re gonna…’ And it’s a very scripted thing. Whereas rugby’s just a free for all.Related: What is the best rugby movie?“I realised right away the ball goes down and you get in the maul and and the thing is you go (in0, there’s no way to ensure that someone’s not going to step on your face. And and if someone steps on your face with cleats, like, the movie shuts down for a week while you heal.“So, so what we did like most of that movie, we were shooting the rugby stuff. And Clint Eastwood had his little monitor, you know, ’cause he’s out on the field watching the movie, watching what the cameras seeing, and I’m standing next to him going ‘Ook that looked tough! Oh that looked painful! LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Matt Damon talks about learning rugby for InvictusIt has been ten years since the movie Invictus, about the aftermath of apartheid and Nelson Mandela’s support of the World Cup-winning Springboks of 1995, hit screens. But while promoting his new movie Le Mans ’66, Hollywood star Matt Damon – who played captain Francois Pienaar in the 2009 film – came onto the subject of rugby.While talking to the Bill Simmons Podcast on The Ringer, Damon was explaining that some had pointed out that the actor was shorter than American car designer Carroll Shelby, who he plays in Le Mans ’66.“South Africa just won the World Cup,” Damon said.  “He (Pienaar) was even bigger than Shelby. I mean, he was much bigger than Shelby. He was like a linebacker.”Talk turns to learning new skills for movies and when Simmons asks Damon if he learned rugby for the Clint Eastwood-directed movie, the actor explains how they approached what felt like chaos.“Well, I realised right away that  that there’s no way (he could get fully involved).center_img The Hollywood A-lister discusses learning new skills while promoting his movie, Le Mans ’66. “So I didn’t do a lot of it.”Don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest news from the the world of rugby.last_img read more

Canadian Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops unite in child development…

first_img [Anglican Communion News Service] A Roman Catholic bishop and his Anglican counterpart in Canada’s New Brunswick province have been inspired by an official international ecumenical mission partnership to create a joint project to address development needs of children living in poverty. Roman Catholic Bishop Robert Harris and Anglican Bishop David Edwards have signed a joint declaration to launch a child development program. The project, “Dads & Tots,” will work with single fathers from the Waterloo Village and South End neighborhoods of Saint John, a port city.Read the full article here. Rector Albany, NY Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Canadian Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops unite in child development campaign Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Anglican Communion, The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Ecumenical & Interreligious Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Submit an Event Listing Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Featured Events 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 Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Children, Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector Pittsburgh, PA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Belleville, IL Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Youth Minister Lorton, VA Director of Music Morristown, NJ Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Submit a Job Listing Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Knoxville, TN Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Posted Oct 5, 2018 Rector Martinsville, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Smithfield, NC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Shreveport, LA Tags Rector Tampa, FL Featured Jobs & Callslast_img read more

Traffic Signal proposed near Apopka High School

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom September 20, 2016 at 5:03 pm Reply Mama Mia The City of Apopka has identified a busy roadway intersection in front of Apopka High School for needed safety improvements.A recent traffic study shows about 13,500 vehicle trips each day on Vick Road near the intersection of Martin Street, which handles about 4,700 daily trips. Seven vehicle crashes were reported there between 2008 and 2013.The City of Apopka currently is designing proposed improvements based upon the results of the traffic study.A new traffic signal at the intersection will better control the flow of vehicles that drive through the area and will add pedestrian features. These features also would add a pedestrian crosswalk on Vick Road, improving safety for students who walk to school from the west.Design work is expected to last at least two months, when the design proposal will go before the Apopka City Council for consideration. If approved, the city will issue a bid for construction to determine the cost and timeline for improvements. The proposed 2016 – 2017 budget had $250,000 set aside for this improvement. 2 COMMENTS September 20, 2016 at 5:36 pm More great news….. Christine, I see the American flag is now flying on the flagpole at the newly re-built Dream Lake Elementary School! I saw the worker putting up the hardware for the flagpole, while standing on the lift machine, and now I see the flag is flying today! Christine, I am so glad to see the flag up, and it looks so nice! Great work Christine, I am thankful you got it put up! I drove by the school after dark one night, and it was all lit up, and the lights on the side of the walls look dramatic, somewhat like movie curtains, with the light shadows they cast. Looking good Dream Lake Elementary! TAGSApopka High School Previous articleMain Street McDonald’s raising funds for Sanjay’s funeralNext articleErrol developers looking to create a resort Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Miacenter_img Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Costly but well worth it! It has been needed for a long time. It is dangerous there when so many cars are coming and going. Dangerous for the school kids walking too! I am happy to hear about the traffic light and improvements! Just don’t add a red-light camera though! Please don’t add a camera! This is great news! Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Baltimore activists target ICE

first_imgA very successful protest was held on the steps of the Baltimore field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement on June 1, organized by the Baltimore Peoples Power Assembly, Workers World Party and Youth Against War and Racism. The protesters demanded justice for Claudia Patricia Gómez González and migrant children and youth, and that ICE be abolished.Claudia Patricia Gómez González, a 20-year-old woman from Guatemala, was shot in the head and killed by U.S. Border Patrol agents on the U.S./Mexico border near Laredo, Texas, on May 30. She was unarmed.Among the protesters was a young immigrant family, including a mother from Mexico, a father from Guatemala and their daughter. The father’s nephew had frozen to death attempting to cross the desert into the U.S.The Facebook page announcing the event states that ICE “is forcibly separating children and babies at the border from parents. The Trump administration is making preparations to warehouse migrant children on military bases, according to ­Defense Department communications. …“Recent investigations reported by Newsweek accuse custom and border control police of using stun guns on minors for amusement or punishment, kicking them and threatening to either rape or kill victims.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Former TCU standout added to Rifle coaching staff

first_imgMaya Bulger printThe Horned Frogs welcomed TCU rifle alumna Hannah Black as the new team assistant coach.“I am thrilled that Hannah will be returning to her alma mater where she enjoyed tremendous success as a TCU student-athlete,” head coach Karen Monez said.Black returned to Fort Worth after a year of coaching at the University of Mississippi. She was a four-year member of the rifle team and a six-time All-American.As a first-year student, Black qualified as an individual in air rifle and shot a 594 to place fifth in the finals. For the remaining three seasons, she was one of five shooters at the championships. She led the team to a sixth-place finish in 2014, a third-place finish in 2015 and a second-place finish in 2016.As a professional, Black has been apart of the U.S. National Team since 2014. She has competed in numerous competitions including the Pan Am Games, the Bavarian Airgun Championships, the Championship of the America’s games, the 2012 and 2016 Olympic trials and five World Cups.Along with her athletic successes, Black was equally as successful in the classroom. She was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and was on the Dean’s List for eight semesters.“As a member of the rifle team, Hannah led the Frogs with a commitment to excellence that is needed to be successful, and I look for her to bring that same mentality back to TCU as a coach,” Monez said.The season is set to start Sept. 30 when the Frogs will compete at the University of Memphis. Early action option removed from admission process Previous articleNew policy prohibits tobacco use on campusNext articleThe know-it-all’s guide to getting your textbooks Maya Bulger RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Maya Bulger Twitter Maya Bulger Linkedin Linkedin Maya Bulger Facebook Maya Bulger Maya Bulger is a junior at Texas Christian University from Detroit, Michigan. Maya is pursuing a major in journalism and a minor in business. In her spare time she loves to watch sports, workout, read, hike, travel and bake. TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello TCU Rifle gearing up for the season. Track and Field: Senior breaks another school record Get to know the TCU admission counselors Two teams added to ‘Meet The Frogs’ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Facebook ReddIt + posts Twitter ReddItlast_img read more

Leading journalists and activists arrested at protest, mistreated

first_img Follow the news on Azerbaijan News RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Organisation News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the arrest of many leading journalists and netizens during a demonstration in Baku on 26 January, and the mistreatment to which they were subjected before being released.“There seems to be no limit to the Aliyev regime’s contempt for fundamental freedoms,” Reporters Without Borders Christophe Deloire said. “The brutal treatment of leading figures in the fight for human rights and freedom of information was unacceptable and was clearly an act of personal revenge designed to teach a lesson. The authorities are trying to suppress and deter criticism by silencing those who often condemn the woeful human rights situation.“Coming just days after the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe rejected a resolution on Azerbaijan’s political prisoners, this new blow to the country’s civil society shows that the authorities think they can act with complete impunity.“The international community must urgently come to its senses and make the Azerbaijani government understand that such behaviour is incompatible with its membership of the Council of Europe and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and its association with the European Union.”Around 100 demonstrators were detained when the security forces dispersed the 26 January demonstration in Baku, which had been called to protest against the violent crackdown on a riot a few days earlier in Ismailly, 200 km west of the capital.As well as members of such opposition groups as the Popular Front, Musavat and NIDA, those detained included well-known journalists such as Khadija Ismayilova and Shahveled Chobanoglu, leading bloggers such as Emin Milli, Zaur Gurbanli and Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, and two journalists and human rights activists from the isolated region of Nakhchivan, Malahat Nasibova and Ilgar Nasibov. Mursel Aliyev, the head of the news website, and Zaur Rasulzadeh, a reporter for the news portal, were also arrested.Wearing press vests or showing press cards did not spare other journalists, who were there to cover the event, from being the victims of violence by plain-clothes policemen.The police continued to act with brutality after the protest was dispersed, discharging tear-gas inside a truck that was taking about 30 detainees, including Nasibova and Nasibov, to a police station. Because the windows were closed, many people felt ill, including the driver, who caused an accident.An ambulance had to be summoned to police station No. 37 in the district of Khatai, where detainees were held for four hours. Other demonstrators were taken to police stations in the districts of Nasimi and Sabail.Most were released with a verbal warning. But some of the best-known detainees were punished under a new law on illegal demonstrations that is based on Russian legislation. Milli was sentenced to 15 days in prison, along with three opposition activists. Hajiyev was fined 600 manats (570 euros) while Ismayilova was fined 400 manats (380 euros).While the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe was in session last week in Strasbourg, a number of journalists and activists attended it to draw attention to the violation of civil liberties in Azerbaijan. The session ended on 23 January with the adoption of a resolution on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan but the assembly rejected a specific resolution on Azerbaijan’s political prisoners.Join the group “Support Azerbaijani Activists in Administrative Detention” on Facebook!(Picture: AFP / Tofik Babayev) to go further June 8, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information center_img Receive email alerts RSF_en AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia January 29, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Leading journalists and activists arrested at protest, mistreated AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia June 4, 2021 Find out more News April 9, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

Mortgage Free Baby Boomers?

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago In their latest article in the Housing Insights Series, Fannie Mae delved into which generation was most likely to carry household debt, which is a concern for the financial security of the retired homeowner.Once a widespread rite of passage, the report says, paying off a mortgage for homeowners approaching retirement has become less frequent. Studies have shown that the rise in household debt among older homeowners, but hasn’t zeroed in on Baby Boomers and how their mortgage status has changed as they get closer to the age of retirement.The oldest Boomers, who are already past retirement age, are substantially less likely to own their homes outright than their generational predecessor.“Among Baby Boomer owner-occupants aged 65 to 69 in 2015, fewer than 50 percent were mortgage-free, down 10 percentage points compared with the pre-Boomer group of homeowners who were the same age in 2000, prior to the housing bubble.”Younger Boomers, however, are more likely to have free-and-clear homeownership than homeowners of the same age in 2000. Of Boomers aged 50 to 54 in 2015, 26 percent owned their homes outright compared with 22 percent of homeowners who were the same age at the turn of the millennium.According to Fannie Mae, several economic and housing factors could have contributed to the acceleration of paid off mortgages after the housing crisis among Boomers.“Some Boomers might have adopted a more conservative stance toward housing debt in the wake of the financial crisis and, simultaneously, tighter credit markets likely constrained the ability to borrow against the home,” the report said.Additionally, the recovery in housing prices and gains in equity that followed the housing bust allowed boomers to move and downsize to lower-value homes without using mortgage financing.“Even with recently accelerated gains in free-and-clear homeownership, the oldest Baby Boomers have reached retirement age with a greater likelihood of carrying a mortgage, and younger Boomer cohorts are also expected to achieve relatively low rates of outright homeownership at retirement unless they accelerate even further the pace of extinguishing housing debt.”To read the full report, click here. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mortgage Free Baby Boomers? Share Save Sign up for DS News Daily About Author: Brianna Gilpin  Print This Post Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Free Baby Boomers? in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News, Secondary Market Tagged with: Baby Boomers Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Baby Boomers 2017-10-05 Brianna Gilpin Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Crowdfunding for a Mortgage Next: Next Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] Related Articles October 5, 2017 1,626 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agolast_img read more