Covid-19 wipes out China lottery sales in February

first_img Covid-19 wipes out China lottery sales in February China’s Sports and Welfare Lotteries saw sales almost entirely wiped out as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in February, bringing in just CNY1.3m (£149,825/€171,640/$186,640) for the month.Sales across almost all provinces were suspended from 22 January until 11 March, when officials gave the green light to resume activity.Certain provinces, such as Hubei where the pandemic began, did not resume sales until 8 April.This resulted in CNY1.3m in instant win games sales from the Sports Lottery, being the only money raised during the month. This represented a major drop on the CNY23.4bn generated in February 2019.It comes after January’s sales fell 43.3% year-on-year, as was affected by the Chinese New Year celebrations – during which sales are stopped – and as the government began to take measures to slow the spread of Covid-19.This meant that for the year to date, total lottery sales amounted to CNY27.2bn, down 61.9% from January and February 2019. Topics: Finance Lottery Finance China’s Sports and Welfare Lotteries saw sales almost entirely wiped out as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in February, bringing in just CNY1.3m for the month. Email Addresscenter_img Regions: China 20th April 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterlast_img read more

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The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) Q32010 Presentation

first_imgThe Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2010 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: The Co-operative Bank of Kenya Limited (COOP.ke)  2010 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileThe Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is a financial services institution offering banking products and services for the retail banking and wholesale banking sectors in Kenya. Its full-service offering ranges from transactional banking products to access accounts, LPO financing, invoice discounting services, term loans, asset finance and letters of credit. The company also provides medical, motor, general, life, agriculture and micro-business insurance as well as treasury products, fixed income and money market products and money transfer services. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya was founded in 1965 and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. The company is a subsidiary of Co-op Holdings Co-operative Society Limited. The Co-Operative Bank of Kenya Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

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Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) 2016 Abridged Report

first_imgSefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sefalana Holding Company Limited (SEFALA.bw)  2016 abridged results.Company ProfileSefalana Holdings Company Limited is a major retail operation with interests in the wholesale and retail distribution of fast-moving consumer goods in Botswana, Zambia, Lesotho and Namibia. It operates 20 major supermarkets under the retail name Sefalana Shopper; 25 cash-and-carry outlets trading under the name Sefalana Cash and Carry; 3 hyperstores trading as Sefalana Hyper Store; 4 liquor stores trading as Sefalana Liquor; and one cigarette distribution outlet trading as Capital Tobacco. The company also sells tractors, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, power-generating plants, water pumps, EDM locomotives and spares, and has franchise dealerships for MAN, TATA and Honda. Well-known subsidiaries in the Group include Foods Botswana, Commercial Motors, Mechanised Farming, Vintage Travel and Tours and Kgalagadi Soap Industries. Sefalana Holding Company Limited was founded in 1974 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswana.last_img read more

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Several cheap FTSE 100 shares I’d buy right now

first_img 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Several cheap FTSE 100 shares I’d buy right now Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. 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. The stock market crash was indiscriminate and knocked down the share prices of almost everything. Some stocks have put in a remarkable recovery already. However, there are still several cheap FTSE 100 shares to choose between.Compounding gains from FTSE 100 sharesMeanwhile, one well-trodden path to getting rich and retiring early is to compound your gains from FTSE 100 shares. In other words, plough your dividend income back into shares. And if you sell a share to realise a profit, invest that money back into shares as well.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…The idea, of course, is the money you regularly put back in will earn dividends as well. And if share prices rise, they will inflate your original invested money and the gains you’ve added along the way.And if you keep ploughing your gains back in over many years, and keep compounding, you could be amazed by the eventual outcome. For example, we’ve become used to hearing that the spread of coronavirus can be exponential. But compounding works exponentially as well.And the exponential growth curve accelerates upwards the longer the growth carries on. In other words, after a while, growth takes off like a rocket. Clearly, that’s a wonderful thing if it applies to the value of your share account. But it’s not so great if it applies to the spread of a virus.The principle of compounding is the key to getting rich and retiring early by investing in shares. But I reckon it’s also important to shelter your holdings in a tax-efficient wrapper. I’d choose either Self-Invested Person Pension (SIPP) or a Stocks and Shares ISA. Or you could invest within both types to achieve diversification between accounts for the best of both worlds.Well-established and liquidBut what should you invest in? I can understand the attraction of going for shares in the FTSE 100. The index features the largest companies listed on the London stock exchange when measured by their market capitalisations. As such, stable, well-established underlying businesses tend to back them.And one of the great features that comes with size is you can get into and out of the shares easily. Indeed, because so many shares are usually traded every day, liquidity is good. You can buy and sell in the size you need with relatively tight spreads, which helps to keep your trading costs down.However, it pays to know the type of beast you’re dealing with. Some shares have defensive underlying businesses that can be resilient to the ups and downs of the wider economy such as Diageo, GlaxoSmithKline and National Grid. Others are cyclical, such as Next, Persimmon and Aviva. But right now, following the stock market crash, I’d invest In all the names I’ve mentioned. Kevin Godbold | Saturday, 6th June, 2020 Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images center_img 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. Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Next. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Kevin Godboldlast_img read more

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Wales vs France – Six Nations 2005

first_imgThursday Mar 13, 2008 Wales vs France – Six Nations 2005 As a preview to this weekends Six Nations decider between Wales and France, here is a fantastic clip from the classic match in 2005 between the same two nations.This documentary style footage tells the story of a great day in Paris, when the French flair and pace put Wales to the ultimate test.Inspired by Martyn Williams with two tries, and Stephen Jones with as accurate a boot as ever, Wales came out winners 24-18 and later went on to win the Grand Slam for that year.This weekend’s showdown between the two sides should be a classic, with both teams having shown that they like to throw the ball around and play exciting rugby.It’s tough to call this one, but I reckon Wales may just have the edge, especially with the 75 000 faithful cheering on their every move.Predictions anyone? 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Wales vs France – Six Nations 2005 | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Low Prices Spur Demand for Corn and Soybeans

first_img By: Marc SchoberMarc Schober is the editor of Farmland Forecast an educational blog devoted to investments in agriculture and farmland. SHARE SHARE U.S. corn and soybean sales increased for the week ending October 17th in the 2014/2015 marketing year, marking the sixth increase in the last seven weeks for both crops. Corn and soybeans have both experienced multi-year highs during that time period. Wheat sales decreased from last week. Soybean exports increased for the seventh consecutive week, reaching their highest level since November 2013. Corn and wheat exports both decreased from last week.Harvest progress for soybeans has progressed nicely compared to corn harvests sluggish advancement. Some analysts are suggesting that the delay in harvest may be helping with the lack of storage for grains. The accelerated pace of exports this fall has allowed elevators to move grain. This in turn has created more space to store the record breaking corn and soybean crop coming off the fields.Weekly net corn sales were 2,166,800 MT, a 13% increase from last week and a 305% increase from the prior 10-week average. Increases were reported from unknown destinations, Japan, Jamaica, Peru, and Colombia. Decreases were reported from Vietnam, Guatemala, and China. Exports were 676,700 MT, a 25% decrease from last week and a 24% decrease from the prior 10-week average. The primary destinations were Mexico, Colombia, Japan, Venezuela, and Guatemala.Weekly net soybean sales were 1,031,300 MT, a 10% increase from last week and a 36% increase from the prior 10-week average. Increases were reported from China, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and South Korea. Decreases were reported from unknown destinations, Thailand, and Peru. Exports were 1,880,100 MT, a 23% increase from last week and a 325% increase from the prior 10-week average. Primary destinations were China, Taiwan, Spain, Mexico, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.Weekly net wheat sales were 299,400 MT, a 34% decrease from last week and a 27% decrease from the prior 10-week average. Increases were reported from Japan, the Philippines, South Korea, the Dominican Republic, and Nigeria. Decreases were reported from unknown destinations, the French West Indies, Guatemala, Brazil, and Taiwan. Exports were 431,700 MT, an 11% decrease from last week and a 25% decrease from the prior 10-week average. Primary destinations were the Philippines, Japan, Taiwan, Mexico, and Brazil. By Gary Truitt – Oct 23, 2014 Low Prices Spur Demand for Corn and Soybeanscenter_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Home Market Low Prices Spur Demand for Corn and Soybeans Previous articleMorning OutlookNext articleMidday Update Gary Truittlast_img read more

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What we’re reading: Images show North Korean nuclear activity, bystanders testify in Chauvin trial

first_imgCaroline Fisher Commuters watch a TV showing a file image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Joe Biden during a news program at the Suseo Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Friday. March 26, 2021. North Korea on Friday confirmed it had tested a new guided missile, as Biden warned of consequences if Pyongyang escalates tensions amid stalled nuclear negotiations. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon) Previous articleHoroscope: March 31, 2021Next articleWhat we’re reading: Pfizer vaccine shows effectiveness in teens, Biden unveils infrastructure plan Caroline Fisher RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin What we’re reading: Ron Wright dies due to COVID-19, Trump’s second impeachment trial begins printSatellite detects activity at one of North Korea’s nuclear power plantsNew images are showing activity at North Korea’s nuclear facility, indicating they are preparing or have already started to process nuclear weapons, according to NBC News. Satellite photos show “steam or smoke rising” from a laboratory that “extracts plutonium from nuclear bombs.”The images follow previous signs of activity at these power plants in recent weeks.Images purportedly showing nuclear activity. (Maxar Technologies/CNN)Victor Cha, a former national security official, claims that North Korea’s actions are “calculated” and that they are “ratcheting up pressure as they had done to President Trump and President Obama.” Michael Studeman, director of intelligence for U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, claims the government has an “eye on this”, and if North Korea starts reprocessing that it will cause tension. Day two of Derek Chauvin’s trial Demonstrators hold signs during a news conference outside the Hennepin County Government Center, Monday, March 29, 2021, in Minneapolis where the trial for former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin began with opening statements from both sides. Chauvin is charged with murder in the death of George Floyd during an arrest last May in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)On day two of Derek Chauvin’s trial for the murder of George Floyd, six people testified including a nine-year-old girl, a firefighter and a high schooler. They were brought to the stands to explain their personal experience of watching Floyd’s death. The firefighter, Genevieve Hanson, stated that she asked police officer’s to check for a pulse, but they refused. Hanson was the third phone call to 911 that evening to report what she had seen, according to CNN. Another bystander who took the video of the incident that went viral said that she saw her own relatives in Floyd. Lawyers for Chauvin have argued that the incident is more than just he video. Nike sues MSCHF over shoe in Lil Nas X music video Nike is suing Brooklyn art collective MSCHF because of a pair of shoes advertised by Lil Nas X that contained human blood, an inverted cross, a pentagram and the words “Luke 10:18,” according to BBC News. The shoe that was used was a Nike Air Max 97 and Nike says this constitutes “trademark infringement.”Nike says they never approved of the the “customized Satan Shoes.” + posts Twitter Caroline Fisherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-fisher/ What we’re reading: Chauvin found guilty in Floyd case, Xi to attend Biden’s climate change summit What we’re reading: Former Vice President dies at 93, Chad President killed on frontlines Caroline Fisherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-fisher/center_img Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ReddIt Twitter Facebook Linkedin ReddIt Fort Worth Botanic Garden postpones ‘Valentine’s in the garden’ event Facebook Popular karaoke bar Poop Deck plans relocation to Bluebonnet Circle Caroline Fisherhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/caroline-fisher/last_img read more

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Noted journalist threatened after broadcast on political role of security services

first_img Organisation to go further Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts News PakistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more December 23, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Noted journalist threatened after broadcast on political role of security services News RSF_en Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfirecenter_img January 28, 2021 Find out more News April 21, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders strongly condemns the threats received by Hamid Mir, a renowned presenter for Geo TV, on 20 December after he referred to the political role of the army in his evening programme.“Once again the physical safety of a journalist has been threatened,” the press freedom organization said.“We hail the courage of Hamid Mir in tackling a subject that is sensitive in Pakistan, namely the army’s intelligence service. We welcome the fact that the country’s highest authorities, through President Asif Ali Zardari and the interior minister, Rehman Malik, have taken the matter seriously and are ensuring the journalist’s safety.”Mir presents the political talk show Capital Talk, one of the most popular programmes on Pakistani television, five days a week. After a broadcast on the political role of the military, during which allegations of army abuses in Balochistan were discussed, he received insulting and threatening text messages on his cell phone. He has received similar messages in the past, usually from the intelligence services. According to the journalist, the threats are directly linked to his two latest programmes, which tackled the political role of the director general of the ISI military intelligence service, Ahmad Shuja Pasha. Mir said the country’s security services were behind the threats.President Zardari has already ordered an investigation. Malik has also condemned them, stating that the government would protect and ensure the safety of Mir and the entire journalistic community. A parliamentary committee has been formed, chaired by the leader of the opposition, to which the government has promised its full assistance.Pakistan is the deadliest country in the world for media workers. This year 10 journalists have been killed as a result of their work. The Khuzdar district in the south-west of the country is listed among the most dangerous places for journalists identified by Reporters Without Borders. Follow the news on Pakistan Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists PakistanAsia – Pacific Newslast_img read more

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Beirut riot police use violence against journalists

first_imgLebanon is ranked 98th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index.->http://index.rsf.org/#!/index-details/LBN] LebanonMiddle East – North Africa September 2, 2015 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Beirut riot police use violence against journalists News Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon Help by sharing this information In the latest case, reporters covering yesterday’s occupation of the environment ministry were forcibly ejected by riot police when force was used to clear the building of protesters, who blame the minister for the crisis. Journalists inside and outside the building were hit by policemen, who either confiscated their equipment or rendered it inoperable.“It is utterly unacceptable for the Lebanese police to use this kind of violence against journalists,” said Alexandra El Khazen, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Middle East and Maghreb desk.“Journalists are not trash and they should not have been targeted. They were there just to report the facts and do what journalists are supposed to do. We condemn these attacks, which show that the authorities are bent on stopping media coverage of the use of unprecedented violence to crack down on demonstrations.”Foutoun Raad, an LBCI TV reporter who was inside the environment ministry with about 15 demonstrators, was threatened and hit by the policemen who forcibly escorted her out of the building. In a report filmed later outside, she said she had to use her telephone to continue providing coverage after her cameraman’s transmission cable was deliberately cut.The demonstrations have been growing in intensity for the past month. In the protests held on 22 and 23 August, around ten journalists were attacked by members of the security forces, who manhandled them, hit them with batons and threw stones at them, as well as deliberately damaging their equipment.A video showing LBCI journalist Nada Andraos being beaten and manhandled has gone viral online. Organisation to go further News Receive email alerts Newscenter_img LebanonMiddle East – North Africa News Reporters Without Borders condemns the many cases of violence against journalists by security forces in recent weeks in Beirut during demonstrations in protest against the collapse of garbage collection. January 14, 2021 Find out more RSF_en February 4, 2021 Find out more Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car Follow the news on Lebanon Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” November 11, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

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Felicity Huffman concludes sentence from college admissions scandal

first_imgNic Antaya for The Boston Globe via Getty ImagesBy MEGAN STONE, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Felicity Huffman has cleared the last hurdle of her punishment stemming from last year’s college admissions scandal.A rep for the Desperate Housewives alum confirmed to Good Morning America she wrapped up her year of supervised release on Sunday, fulfilling the last stipulation of her sentence after pleading guilty of arranging for her daughter’s SAT score to be manipulated.Prior to entering the final phase of her punishment, Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in prison, as well as ordered to pay a $30,000 fine and serve 250 hours of community service.Huffman fulfilled her two-week prison sentence in October 2019.The Oscar-nominated actress is expected to have her passport returned to her in the coming days, having relinquished it to the probation department at the start of her sentence.Huffman, 57, and more than 30 other wealthy parents were caught in the largest college cheating scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice, which was dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues.”The American Crime alum was accused of making payments to William “Rick” Singer, a college-entrance tutor guru whom prosecutors identified as the ringleader of the nationwide scam, to help her daughter, Sophia, cheat on the SAT.Huffman pleaded guilty and admitted she paid Singer $15,000 to falsify her daughter’s score by arranging for a college-entrance exam proctor to correct the answers. The payment also arranged for Sophia to have more time to take the test.With Huffman finishing her sentence, another high-profile name involved in the scandal, fellow actress Lori Loughlin, is due to report to prison on Nov. 19. The Full House alum has been sentenced to serve a two-month jail sentence, pay a $150,000 fine and complete 150 hours of community service.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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