ALL options are open for Indian state energy firms to make a counter-bid to Vedanta Resources’ $9.6bn (£6.2bn) offer for control of Cairn India, an oil ministry source said.Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), Gail and Oil India are thought to be considering a joint bid for Cairn India, a unit of the UK’s Cairn Energy.ONGC, Gail and Oil India have held informal talks on a joint bid for Cairn India even as the ministry is looking at legal options to deny Vedanta approval for its planned deal. The oil ministry is said to be uncomfortable with billionaire Anil Agarwal-owned Vedanta Group buying a majority stake in Cairn India.The oil ministry has not given any direction to state firms to make a counter bid for Cairn India, the oil ministry source said.A banking source familiar with the matter said that ONGC, Oil India and Gail – all state-controlled ??– were considering a joint bid for Cairn India. The companies had not yet mandated any banks for a deal, the source said.ONGC, Oil India and Gail declined to comment.Cairn Energy will publish its interim results today. Indian energy firms could muscle in on $10bn Vedanta bid for Cairn KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Monday 23 August 2010 8:35 pm More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.com whatsapp Share Tags: NULL
Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 21st August 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Nordics Finland Finnish gambling monopoly operator Veikkaus expects its 2020 profits to fall by as much as €300m, after reporting a 28.1% year-on-year decline in gross revenue and 33.6% drop in profit for the first half of the year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Finance Slots Finnish gambling monopoly operator Veikkaus expects its 2020 profits to fall by as much as €300m (£268.6m/$354.5m), after reporting a 28.1% year-on-year decline in gross revenue and 33.6% drop in profit for the first half of the year.Gross gaming revenue for the six months to 30 June fell to €607.2m, with Veikkaus estimating that the total was down by around €200m as a result of the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19).This saw the operator shutter its gaming arcades, and take its slot machine network offline, from 13 March. It was not until 26 June, four days before the end of the reporting period, that it reopened its arcades, and the slot machines did not go back online until mid-July.This saw the operator’s revenue from casino games falling 46.0% to €243.2m, comprising €137.8m from slots in Veikkaus’ arcade and partner network (down 58.8%) and a €105.4m contribution from other casino games (including online), down 9.1%.Veikkaus noted that online’s share of revenue grew 11.8 percentage points to 44.1% of the half year total. However, it said this was more down to the retail decline than evidence of players migrating online. Online player numbers were up 21% year-on-year over the six months, it noted.Revenue from the operator’s online casino games actually fell marginally year-on-year, to €101.0m.Land based slots’ contribution may decline further, with Veikkaus looking to reduce the number of machines in operation to 10,500 by the end of 2020.This will be followed by the introduction of mandatory registration from January 2021, requiring all players to have an account with the operator in order to gamble. Until this comes into effect, all slot machines will display timers, which notify players after every 15 minutes of play.With the sporting calendar significantly reduced by Covid-19, sports betting revenue across all channels also declined, falling 21.9% to €58.1m. There was evidence of some players shifting from betting on sports to Veikkaus’ toto products, for which revenue grew marginally to €28.9m, though this was all offset by a 38.9% drop in betting’s contribution to €29.1m.For lottery, the decline was more marginal, with H1 revenue down 4.3% at €305.9m. This was largely down to drops in revenue from weekly and daily draw-based games, with only two high jackpots on offer during the half, compared to six in 2019.The business recorded an additional €1.3m in revenue from other sources, and paid €72.8m in lottery taxes, down from €101.1m in the prior year. Veikkaus’ spending on goods and services also declined in H1, falling 22.7% to €80.2m, while personnel cost declined 17.3% to €43.5m.The business incurred €79.2m in other costs, including service fees, deprecation and impairment charges, as well as €100,000 in financial income, for a profit of €332.7m, down 33.6%. Of this total, 53% will be allocated to projects in the arts, science, physical exercise and youth work, with social and health organisations receiving 43%, and equestrian sports and education the remaining 4%.“Like many other operators, Veikkaus had an exceptionally challenging spring,” the operator’s chief financial officer Regina Sippel said. “Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our contribution to society will fall significantly below previous levels.”Based on estimates from H2 Gambling Capital, Veikkaus said, total gaming revenue generated in Finland in the first half of 2020 – including offshore providers – amounted to approximately €760m, meaning the operator accounted for around 80% of all revenue generated. Casino & games Veikkaus expects €300m profit hit from Covid-19 Email Address
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The Munster back-rower puts in towering display in first Irish win v New Zealand in Dublin Coach Russell Earnshaw playfully captured a sense of O’Mahony’s physical exertions. He hurt himself around the 50-minute mark, but powered on. Perhaps few moments will sum up the Munsterman’s force of will than when he got back to snuff out this All Blacks attack. Van der Flier was not the only one to heap praise on O’Mahony. Members of the rugby media were full of plaudits. Around a minute later, O’Mahony was again getting over the ball to kill All Blacks momentum and claim a crucial turnover.Related: See the reaction to Ireland’s win over New ZealandWhen the talismanic back-row was finally called upon to leave the field, the fans at the Aviva sounded their appreciation. …And after the final whistle the cameras caught this moment from the man of the match. He simply got caught up in it all! By all accounts the writing was on the wall for this performance early doors, though… Ireland, a brilliantly coached team, showed just how good they have become. Johnny Sexton showed why he should be World Player of the Year. Peter O’Mahony showed why nobody has a bigger heart in world rugby. Wayne Barnes showed why he deserves a World Cup Final before retirement.— Miles Harrison (@skysportsmiles) November 17, 2018 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSSkip AdAds by Peter O’Mahony emerges as hero of Ireland’s win over All BlacksIT WAS a display for the ages from the Irish team, but after the game there was one name on everyone’s lips.Peter O’Mahony was deservedly named man of the match in Ireland’s monumental 16-9 win over the All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium and since the final whistle the praise has simply not stopped.The Munster back-rower could barely make it past the hour mark, such was the level of pain he put himself through for the Irish cause, but he played an enormous role in handing the Irish public a moment to savour forever.Related: Historic win for Ireland over New Zealand in DublinThere were flashpoints through his performance where O’Mahony influenced proceedings, but some moments stand out. For example, there was a crucial turnover from O’Mahony around the 46th minute. Barely a minute later, he claimed the lineout that would lead to a Bundee Aki move finding Jacob Stockdale, who scored the vital try. Post match, fellow flanker Josh van der Flier talked of O’Mahony’s brilliance. So the clash between the top two sides in the world lived up to the hype.Bring on the Rugby World Cup! Enjoying the moment: Peter O’Mahony celebrates beating New Zealand Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS How To Qualify For The 2023 Rugby World Cup Meet Rugby World Cup Superfan ‘Bak-san’There will be plenty of stars on the pitch at the 2019 Rugby World Cup but there one man who has fast become a star in the stands as well, the man known as Bak-san.In his everyday life he is known as Hiroshi Moriyama but he has picked up the nickname thanks to growth as a global social media sensation. Since the tournament began on the 20th of September, Moriyama has painted his torso the colour of each nations jersey and by the end of the event he looks to have painted himself the colour of the 20 nations competing. He has tickets to match 27 of the games so it is only a matter of time. He even did two matches in one day on the 3rd of October as you can see below! Expand The man who paints himself with each teams jersey has become a huge sensation. How To Qualify For The 2023 Rugby World… Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, and Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Both Scott and Beauden knocked the ball on… Expand WATCH: Barrett Brothers Drop Two Certain Tries How To Qualify For The 2023 Rugby World Cup Hosting their first World Cup, Japan made history… Collapse Japan Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Japan Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide [email protected] san You are a legend.Two #RWC2019 games in one day. #Kansaicommute #RWCHanazono #RWCKobe #rugbyjp #BakSansBack pic.twitter.com/hUmGSvFiuc— Rich Freeman (@FreemanrugbyJPN) October 3, 2019“I started doing this five years ago, at a Top League game,” Moriyama told the Japan Times.“Most Japanese rugby fans are quiet when they watch games, and I thought it would be good if they were a bit noisier,” he said. “I took that to the extreme in the hope that other people would see me having fun.”The painting process is less fun though as it usually takes a couple of hours for his wife, Rika, to complete the intricate detail of the jerseys.“There are some really small details which look difficult to do,” he said. “I don’t do anything. I just stand there.” Nobody can fault the commitment here especially given the temperature at some of the matches. Some games held in northern cities like Sapporo and Kamaishi yield cold temperatures but he never sees that as an issue;“I just put up with it,” he said. “I’ve got a lot of fat, so that keeps me warm.”Moriyama works in an office in his every day life and yet when all the rugby fans have gone home and the tournament has finished, he is hoping his exploits can help create a positive legacy.“People who aren’t rugby fans will come to know the sport through this tournament,” he said. “I would love it if more people started to play rugby and there was an environment where kids can keep playing.”As Japan take on South Africa in the last quarter-final of the tournament, you would think he would be in Japanese colours but he is in fact wearing the colours of the Springboks! Bak San’s back for his second quarter-final at Rugby World Cup 2019 and he’s wearing @Springboks’ colours#BackSansBack #RWC2019 #WebbEllisCup @saiusujersey pic.twitter.com/XC7A8ZZ0RX— Rugby World Cup (@rugbyworldcup) October 20, 2019Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. WATCH: Barrett Brothers Drop Two Certain Tries
Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! TAGSFranklin D. RooseveltHistory ChannelThanksgiving Previous articleFidel Castro dies at 90Next articlePresidential Proclamation – Thanksgiving Day, 1942 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom On this day in history: November 26th, 1941FDR establishes modern Thanksgiving holidayPresident Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.The tradition of celebrating the holiday on Thursday dates back to the early history of the Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay colonies, when post-harvest holidays were celebrated on the weekday regularly set aside as “Lecture Day,” a midweek church meeting where topical sermons were presented. A famous Thanksgiving observance occurred in the autumn of 1621, when Plymouth governor William Bradford invited local Indians to join the Pilgrims in a three-day festival held in gratitude for the bounty of the season.Thanksgiving became an annual custom throughout New England in the 17th century, and in 1777 the Continental Congress declared the first national American Thanksgiving following the Patriot victory at Saratoga. In 1789, President George Washington became the first president to proclaim a Thanksgiving holiday, when, at the request of Congress, he proclaimed November 26, a Tuesday, as a day of national thanksgiving for the U.S. Constitution. However, it was not until 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln declared Thanksgiving to fall on the last Thursday of November, that the modern holiday was celebrated nationally.With a few deviations, Lincoln’s precedent was followed annually by every subsequent president–until 1939. In 1939, Franklin D. Roosevelt departed from tradition by declaring November 23, the next to last Thursday that year, as Thanksgiving Day. Considerable controversy surrounded this deviation, and someAmericans refused to honor Roosevelt’s declaration. For the next two years, Roosevelt repeated the unpopular proclamation, but on November 26, 1941, he admitted his mistake and signed a bill into law officially making the fourth Thursday in November the national holiday of Thanksgiving Day. Use this link to read Roosevelt’s Presidential Proclamation. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Archers actress presents BBC Radio 4 Appeal in aid of the Mental Health Foundation 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 8 January 2010 | News Patricia Gallimore, who plays the character Pat Archer in the longstanding BBC drama series, will present a Mental Health Foundation Radio 4 Appeal to raise awareness of the devastating impact that mental illness can have on the lives of sufferers and their families.The charity’s appeal explains the need for more mental health research, which is chronically underfunded when compared to cancer and heart disease despite the fact that 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem each year. The Foundation carries out vital research to find treatments and improve services to help those whose lives are affected by mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, dementia or bipolar disorder.The Archers actress Patricia Gallimore, who in the appeal tells the story about a woman who lost her life to suicide, said:“I’m really pleased to be involved in the making of this Radio 4 Appeal. A mental health problem hit my family 15 or so years ago as a result of prolonged stress and I know the effect that it can have on a person and their loved ones. Luckily we got good advice from our GP and support from friends and relatives, which all helped to get us through a horrible period in our lives.“Even though many children, adults and older people suffer from mental ill health, it is rarely discussed openly because of the stigma and shame. Charities like the Mental Health Foundation need our support to bring the subject out into the open. Far more needs to be done to help individuals and their families, and I hope Radio 4 listeners will be generous in their support of the Foundation.”To make a donation visit the Radio 4 website www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/ or telephone 0800 404 8144. Or write a cheque payable to the ‘Mental Health Foundation’ and post it to ‘FREEPOST, Radio 4 Appeal’. On the back of the cheque please write your full name and address. Mark the back of your envelope ‘Mental Health Foundation’.The appeal will be broadcast on Sunday 24th January 2010 at 7.55am & 9.26pm and repeated on Thursday 28th January 2010 at 3.27pm. Tune in to BBC Radio 4 at 92-94 FM, 198 Long Wave. Listen online again at www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/EndsNotes to EditorsFor further details please contact the press office team on 020 7803 1130 / 1128 or 07967 586489 (out-of-hours).The Mental Health Foundation (www.mentalhealth.org.uk) uses research and practical projects to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems. We work to influence policy, including government at the highest levels. And we use our knowledge to raise awareness and to help tackle the stigma attached to mental illness. We reach millions of people every year through our media work, information booklets and online services. Registered Charity No: (England & Wales) 801130: (Scotland) SC 039714. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity 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.
Tagged with: Celebrity music Melanie May | 10 July 2018 | News 335 total views, 1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Star-studded NHS celebration song to benefit NHS Charities Together 336 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 A doctor and NHS communications manager who led the campaign to get the NHS to Christmas Number One in 2015 and beat Justin Bieber to do so, have launched another single to celebrate the NHS’s 70th birthday.Dr Katie Rogerson and Joe Blunden released the single, a rendition of the Beatles classic With A Little Help From My Friends, on 6 July featuring an all-star cast including Seal, Beverley Knight, Guy Garvey and UB40, along with the NHS Choir of doctors and nurses that got to top spot in 2015.In addition, they attracted producer Timbaland, who has worked with Grammy nominated Brit Jon Cohen, as well as the support of Sir Paul McCartney. The 4 July also saw their story told in an ITV documentary, showing their journey to create the single, and a nationwide singalong of the song.Rogerson said: “Joe and I wanted to think of a way to include everyone who is touched by the NHS in a huge celebration. What better way than a Band Aid-style song and with a national singalong. This is our way to nod to the past seven decades of love, care and the best of British, standing hand in hand with 1.3 million fantastic staff to say ‘happy birthday NHS’.”All proceeds from the single will go to NHS Charities Together, a group of more than 100 NHS charities that provide funds to improve the experience of patients. Advertisement
November 27, 2020 Find out more June 25, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Newspaper’s deputy editor gunned down outside home in Kigali News RwandaAfrica Reporters Without Borders is shocked and outraged to learn that Jean-Léonard Rugambage, the deputy editor of the fortnightly Umuvugizi, was gunned down outside his home in Kigali at about 11 p.m. on 24 June. He was the first journalist to be murdered in Rwanda since Emmanuel Munyemanzi in 1998.“We have for months being condemning the climate of terror in Rwanda, the escalating repression of independent journalists and totalitarian tendencies,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It seems that newspaper closures, trials of journalists and blocking of websites have not been enough to elicit a reaction from the international community. Will this tragic development finally open the eyes of those who support this government?”The press freedom organisation added: “As the August presidential election approaches, the government is organising a tightly controlled and monolithic electoral campaign in which all sources of criticism are being suppressed. This undertaking seems to have culminated in the ambushing and murder of this renowned journalist.”In a resumption of diplomatic relations, French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Kigali in February and his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, attended the Africa-France summit in Nice on 31 May and 1 June. Reporters Without Borders believes that dialogue cannot be resumed unless particular attention is paid to press freedom and it therefore calls on the French authorities and the European Union delegation in Kigali to ensure that an independent investigation is carried out into this murder. Monitoring this case should be a priority for France’s ambassador to Kigali, Laurent Contini.Rugambage was slain by four shots fired at close range by gunmen who have yet to be identified. The police took his body away to carry out an autopsy. Also known as “Sheriff,” he left a wife and two-year-old child. His murder has caused shock and dismay in both Rwanda and abroad.“Jean-Léonard was without doubt killed as a result of his coverage of last week’s attempted murder of Gen. Kayumba Nyamwasa in exile in South Africa,” Reporters Without Borders was told by Jean-Bosco Gasasira, his newspaper’s editor, who is himself in exile.Rugambage reported that telephone calls were made between Rwandan intelligence chief Emmanuel Ndahiro and the Rwandan citizens who were arrested in South Africa after the shooting attack on Gen. Nyamwasa. In a story about the shooting in Le Monde on 22 June, headlined “Rwandan stray bullets,” French journalist Jean-Philippe Rémy wrote: “It is not easy to say what distinguishes Rwanda from a full-blown dictatorship.”Rugambage had experienced several run-ins with the authorities. Accused of murder during the genocide and then sentenced to a year in prison for contempt of court, he was detained for 11 months in 2005 and 2006 before finally being acquitted. He edited Umuco for a long time before joining Umuvugizi.He was also the Rwanda correspondent of the regional press freedom organisation Journalist in Danger (JED). “He told things as he felt them,” said a journalist who participated with him in a workshop in Brazzaville in 2007 for JED’s regional correspondents. “He was a very committed guy who paid with his life for his courage as a reporter. He did not beat about the bush, unlike some of his Rwandan colleagues.”Rwanda was ranked 157th out of 179 countries in the 2009 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. This was the fourth lowest ranking in Africa, above only Eritrea, Somali and Equatorial Guinea. President Kagame has for years been on the Reporters Without Borders list of Predators of Press Freedom. Picture : Jean-Léonard Rugambage (copyright : Umuvugizi) Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Reports Help by sharing this information Organisation Receive email alerts BBC Africa’s “disproportionate and dangerous” dismissal of a journalist News The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa April 6, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Rwanda News RwandaAfrica to go further February 13, 2020 Find out more
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