Metro Bank eyes expansion after raising £50m

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Committee approves California sports betting bill

first_img Regions: US 3rd June 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Topics: Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The California Senate Committee on Government Organization has approved a constitutional amendment bill to allow sports betting in the state.In a partisan 9-3 vote, with all Democrats on the committee voting for the bill and all Republicans against, SCA 6 – proposed by committee chair Bill Dodd – was adopted. The bill has now been referred to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, with a hearing scheduled for 9 June.The bill, for which a companion proposal (ACA 16) has been filed in the Assembly by Assemblyman Adam Gray, sets out plans to allow for a statewide referendum on the sports betting, which would have to be backed by two-thirds of voters before it could come into law.The proposed amendments allow only tribal casinos and racetracks to operate legal betting, blocking card rooms from the vertical.Read more on iGB North America AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Committee approves California sports betting bill Sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more

Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc 2014 Presentation

first_imgCopperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2014 presentation For more information about Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC.zm)  2014 presentation Company ProfileThe Copperbelt Energy Corporation Plc (CEC), a member of the SAPP and listed on the Lusaka Securities Exchange, is a Zambian incorporated power transmission, generation, distribution and supply company and a major developer of energy infrastructure in Africa, respected for its skills in designing and operating transmission systems. CEC owns, operates and maintains power transmission, generation and distribution assets servicing customers in Zambia and the DRC, and is one of the largest international power traders in the region.last_img read more

Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu) HY2018 Presentation

first_imgGrit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2018 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (DEL.mu)  2018 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileGrit Real Estate Income Group Limited is a property investment company that is particularly interested in African real estate assets. The company mainly deals with US dollar and Euro denominated medium to long term leases with high quality global graded tenants. Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited also operates in Morocco. Mozambique, Mauritius, Kenya and Zambia. Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited has a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and a secondary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

2 high-performing UK shares I’d buy now

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy of this special investment report — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top Small-Cap Stock… free of charge! The UK might be coming out of lockdown slowly, but the economy is already showing signs of recovery. This is good news for UK shares. UK stock markets have already been rising on greater investor confidence, and could continue to do so as companies’ financials get healthier. Retail is an example of a segment that could benefit. 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…Retail returns to good healthAccording to a retail sales measure developed by the British Retail Consortium and consulting firm KPMG, the UK’s retail sales rose by 1% in February from the month before.January was a poor month by this measure, as retail sales had actually shrunk from the month before as the UK locked down again.I am inclined to believe that the pickup in February will continue as the re-opening process starts slowly but steadily. Latest company numbers support this view too.Robust performance, rising share priceEarlier today the FTSE 250 stock DFS Furniture (LSE: DFS) reported a strong set of numbers. Its revenue grew by 17% for the half-year ending 27 December 2020. Its pre-tax profit was up 56%. Going forward, it expects a healthy 2021 as it can reopen stores. DFS Furniture’s share price gained 6% on the news today. I think going by the expected pickup in consumer demand, DFS’s own outlook, as well as its past performance, its share price could do well for the foreseeable future. The one word of caution about DFS is that unlike its revenues, its profits have not risen consistently, even though it has remained profitable. Yet, I think its recent performance has added to its credentials, since it has come at a difficult time. I especially like its online sales growth of 66% in its latest results, which could be positve in the future as sales become increasingly digital. For this reason I think this is a stock to buy.A UK share to hold for the long termAnother retailer to take note of today is the FTSE 100 luxury brand Burberry (LSE: BRBY). It probably had a rougher 2020 than many other stocks.Because of its dependence on Chinese demand, the Burberry stock had started falling in January last year. By the time the stock market crash hit the UK, its price had collapsed spectacularly, to less than half the value at which it started the year. But it is trudging its way back up, having regained a large part of its former value. In fact, going by Chinese growth forecasts this year, this UK share can continue to do quite well. In its last trading update, the company said that it has “confidence in its prospects”, which is encouraging too. Further, it has repaid its Covid-19 loan to the UK government. One challenge with Burberry is its unbelievable earnings ratio of 380 times. This, though, is only because of the hit on its earnings, not because its price has gone through the roof in absolute terms. I suspect this situation will correct itself as its profits become healthier. Going by Burberry’s brand value and its ongoing appeal, this is one I can hold for the long term.  The high-calibre small-cap stock flying under the City’s radar Adventurous investors like you won’t want to miss out on what could be a truly astonishing opportunity…You see, over the past three years, this AIM-listed company has been quietly powering ahead… rewarding its shareholders with generous share price growth thanks to a carefully orchestrated ‘buy and build’ strategy.And with a first-class management team at the helm, a proven, well-executed business model, plus market-leading positions in high-margin, niche products… our analysts believe there’s still plenty more potential growth in the pipeline.Here’s your chance to discover exactly what has got our Motley Fool UK investment team all hot-under-the-collar about this tiny £350+ million enterprise… inside a specially prepared free investment report.But here’s the really exciting part… right now, we believe many UK investors have quite simply never heard of this company before! 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.center_img See all posts by Manika Premsingh 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. Manika Premsingh | Tuesday, 9th March, 2021 | More on: BRBY DFS Manika Premsingh owns shares of Burberry. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Burberry. 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. 2 high-performing UK shares I’d buy nowlast_img read more

Perdue Says USDA Considering Additional CFAP Payments

first_img As COVID-19-related losses mount in the U.S. farm economy, USDA Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue predicts the $16 billion in direct payments to producers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program won’t be enough.“We’re looking at that right now, and our economist are working on those numbers, but we do believe that we were not able to sufficiently cover the indemnification from COVID-19 in the first tranche of the $16 billion program,” Perdue said during a one-day tour through Michigan on June 30.Since opening for enrollment on May 26, Perdue estimates USDA has already disbursed $5 billion in direct CFAP payments to producers to compensate for market losses and disruptions. With two months remaining before the Aug. 28 deadline, more applications are expected.Perdue said USDA is also reviewing disaster program options for an additional $14 billion, appropriated by Congress to replenish the Commodity Credit Corporation that will be available in July.“We know that COVID-19 had some immediate impacts on agriculture, but we fear that it may have a longer tail going into the fall as well,” Perdue said. “We’re looking right now at what the effective damage was so we can create a program that could potentially use the $14 billion as well. There may be need for more, but we don’t know what the tale of the results of this COVID-19 will be going forward.”According to Perdue, USDA’s $3 billion Farmers to Families Food Box Program has proven effective and popular, with an estimated 25 million food boxes now distributed to families in need. “Food Box is all about helping people who have need, and certainly those people who have lost their jobs and others can receive the food they need during this period of time in some sectors of the economy,” he said.With restaurants, schools and institutional settings shutting down “almost overnight,” Perdue said the U.S. food supply chain experienced a major disruption due to COVID-19.“We were eating about half of our food consumption outside of the home and there was a real misalignment that occurred from production that was going directly to that industry rather than the grocery chain side,” Perdue said. “It required us to really become nimble to realign that food supply.”Source: Michigan Farm Bureau By American Farm Bureau Federation – Jul 5, 2020 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Perdue Says USDA Considering Additional CFAP Payments Home Indiana Agriculture News Perdue Says USDA Considering Additional CFAP Payments Facebook Twitter Previous articleHoosier Ag This Week Podcast for the 4th of JulyNext articleIndiana Farmers Plant 950,000 Acres of Cover Crops in 2019 American Farm Bureau Federationlast_img read more

The Vietnamese government copies Chinese Internet crackdown

first_img Help by sharing this information to go further Organisation August 7, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 The Vietnamese government copies Chinese Internet crackdown RSF_en News April 22, 2021 Find out more News RSF laureates support jailed Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang VietnamAsia – Pacific Newscenter_img April 27, 2021 Find out more VietnamAsia – Pacific News Receive email alerts 16.08.2002On 16 August, Phan An Sa, deputy chief inspector of the Ministry of Culture and Information, called for the blocking of subversive and pornographic content on the Internet. He stigmatised five categories of Internet content that could “harm national security”, including the exchange of anti-governmental information and the use of the Internet to commit fraud. Phan An Sa added that the authorities should impose fines and better educate young people on the correct use of the network. Most Vietnamese Internet users are between 14 and 24._________________________________________________________________7.08.2002In the space of two days, the Vietnamese authorities have launched a national crackdown against Internet cafes and have banned one of the most popular sites, particularly with young people, TTVNonline.com.”We fear that a policy of crushing freedom of expression on the Internet is being put in place in Vietnam as savage as that already in place in China. Censorship, arrests, checks on web-users and blocking of foreign sites are now a reality of the Internet and for Vietnamese web-users,” said Robert Ménard, General Secretary of Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontieres) in a letter to prime minister Phan Van Khai.The organisation called on the government to intervene with the relevant authorities to have the ban lifted on TTVNonline.com. “Your duty is to ensure free access to the Internet for all Vietnamese citizens,” said Mr Ménard.The Posts and Telecommunications on 5 August told authorities in the 61 provinces of the country to step up checks and inspections of Internet cafes. Hanoi recommended punishment for those found guilty of “harmful use” of the Internet. Two days later the Culture and Information ministry suspended TTVNonline.com citing irregularities in its licensing and charging that it carried news that infringed the press law and “distorted the truth”. No details were given.Other official sources, quoted by Agence France-Presse, said it was discussion of issues on the site such as territorial concessions to China in 1999, political reforms and corruption within the communist party that prompted the ire of the government.As the owner of TTVNonline.com, named best Internet site for young people in 2001, explained it to AFP, that “from time to time the tastes of young people differ complete from those of older generations.”The authorities have imposed strict control over the Internet since its introduction in Vietnam in 1997. There are currently more than 4,000 Internet cafes in the country allowing access to the worldwide web for nearly 600,000 Vietnamese. Access to sites deemed “reactionary”, particularly those run by dissidents who have sought refuge abroad are blocked. Three cyber-dissidents are in jail: Song Hong Pham, Le Qui Quang and Tran Khue. Follow the news on Vietnam Three more independent reporters arrested in Vietnam Vietnam sentences journalist Tran Thi Tuyet Dieu to eight years in prison April 7, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Transport Minister refused to meet with Fintra Bridge delegation

first_img WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal By News Highland – March 26, 2014 Facebook News Google+ Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Cllr Byrne HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Transport Minister refused to meet with Fintra Bridge delegation A Donegal County Cllr has expressed his disappointment after the Transport Minister refused to meet with a delegation regarding the upgrading of Fintra Bridge.Minister Leo Varadkar contacted Cllr Brendan Byrne on Tuesday via email saying that he was not in a position to meet with any delegation due to a full diary.This is despite the fact the Minister will be in Donegal this Friday to officially open the nearby Bruckless Bridge.Cllr Byrne says the Fintra Bridge is in urgent need of upgrading, as it is the only route into the entire Slieve League Peninsula:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/byrne.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Previous articleSecurity alert at Asda, Strabane declared a hoaxNext articleLocal election candidate wants one-way traffic system for Letterkenny News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republiclast_img read more

Children Attain Maturity Long Before They Turn ‘Major’: P&H HC Allows 17 Year Old Girl To Stay With Mother Of Boy She Married [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesChildren Attain Maturity Long Before They Turn ‘Major’: P&H HC Allows 17 Year Old Girl To Stay With Mother Of Boy She Married [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Oct 2020 11:50 PMShare This – xChildren these days attain both physiological as well as psychological maturity long before they complete the ages of majority fixed for them by the statute long ago, remarked the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a judgment passed last week.Justice Sanjay Kumar observed that it is scientifically recognized fact that girls tend to be more mature than boys of the same age and that is why the age…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginChildren these days attain both physiological as well as psychological maturity long before they complete the ages of majority fixed for them by the statute long ago, remarked the Punjab and Haryana High Court in a judgment passed last week.Justice Sanjay Kumar observed that it is scientifically recognized fact that girls tend to be more mature than boys of the same age and that is why the age of majority [for purpose of marriage] is fixed as 18 for girls and 21 for boys.In this case, a girl aged about 17 years, and a boy, had approached the High Court seeking protection. They claimed that they have married each other and that the parents of the girl are against this marriage and is threatening the couple. The court allowed the girl to stay with the mother of the boy till she attains majority.While considering their plea, the judge observed that the statutory scheme on the subject of child marriages lacks clarity and various laws deal with or touch upon aspects pertinent to child marriages but there is no consistency as to the consequences that flow therefrom. The court noted the following: The Hindu Marriage Act marriage between persons who are not major,  would be neither void nor voidable. However, the Child Marriage Act makes child marriages void. Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012, the court note, makes any sexual act or intercourse by the husband with a girl below 18 years of age would constitute an offence, though she is his wife. Exception 2 to Section 375 IPC states to the effect that sexual intercourse and sexual acts with a wife of over 15 years of age would not amount to rape. In Independent thought vs. Union of India and another [(2017) 10 SCC 800], the Supreme Court held that Exception 2 to Section 375 IPC must be construed and applied by substituting ‘eighteen’ for ‘fifteen’ in the context of the age of the wife. The court, thereafter referred to some articles dealing with these issues, observed:”It may be noted that the age of majority was altered once, but as on date it stands frozen at 21 years for boys and 18 years for girls. However. it is an acknowledged fact that children these days attain both physiological as well as psychological maturity long before they complete the aforestated ages of majority fixed for them by the statute long ago””In any event, science recognizes the fact that children these days mature much faster than they did even a few decades ago. Taking note of this fact, the Parliament itself provided in the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015, that it would be within the domain of a Juvenile Justice Board to determine as to whether a child in conflict with the law, who has completed or is over the age of 16 years, should face trial as an adult for the alleged offence. Therefore, a criminal act by a child of or over 16 years of age is now being treated on par with that of an adult, but a similar analogy has not been extended to a civil act of a child of the same age.”Girls tend to be more mature than boys of the same age”It is also a scientifically recognized fact that girls tend to be more mature than boys of the same age. That is the reason why there is a discrepancy even with regard to the age of majority stipulated by the statute in relation to the sexes.”In facts of this case, the judge observed that a girl who has completed the age of 16 years and 10 months can be said to be of the age of discretion to the extent of at least knowing her own mind and as to what would be in her interest. The court said that the photographs produced by them show them walking around the ceremonial fire and it is stated that they solemnized their marriage in a temple. The court further said:”No certificate seems to have been issued in proof of the marriage but law does not require any such certification. Registration of the marriage, which is yet to be made compulsory, can be effected any time post facto. In any event, it is not for this Court to deny the factum of the marriage performed  or affirm the validity thereof. Prima facie, the photographs indicate that there was a marriage ceremony with Saptapadi and the parties thereto.””As on date, [she] is 10 months short of attaining majority. It is not as if, upon the clock striking 12 midnight on the eve of her 18th birthday, [she] would magically assume the mental maturity and wisdom to claim the status of an adult. The age of majority as prescribed must therefore be construed and interpreted in the context of the law for which it is being considered and in a case of this nature, where the minor is certain and unshaken in her opinion and desire, it would not be right and proper for this Court to brush aside her views on the ground that she is not 18 years of age as on date and is only 17 +.”The court said that it cannot direct that custody should be forcibly entrusted to her parents against her wishes or that she should be kept in a Protection Home till she attains the age of 18 years. Observing thus, the court, while granting police protection, allowed the girl to go with the boy’s mother, and remain with her till she attains the age of 18 years. The court also directed the Child Welfare Committee to ‘monitor’ her well-being till she attains the age of 18 years. Case: Preeti vs. State of Haryana [CRWP-4181-2020]Coram: Justice Sanjay KumarCounsel: Advocates Gautam Diwan, Ravi Malik, Deputy AG Mahima YashpalClick here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

NEW ARRIVALS: JCA exhibitors honored with reception

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