MARKETS REJECT IRELAND BAILOUT

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EU finance ministers had hoped the deal would inspire confidence, but the FTSE closed down two per cent to its lowest level in two months, while the US’ Dow Jones slipped 0.3 per cent to 11,052.49. The Ibex index of Spain’s 35 leading stocks also lost significant ground in Madrid, closing down 2.3 per cent. And the price of insuring Portuguese debt climbed ever higher, with five-year credit default swaps (CDS) closing 45 basis points higher at 545, and Spain’s rising 43 basis points to 350. The bond market gave a muted response to the Ireland rescue, with Portuguese yields falling only marginally to just below seven per cent. Spanish yields continued to creep up, hitting 5.5 per cent – more than double that of Germany. Italy also strayed closer to the danger zone as its bond yields hit 18-month highs of 4.54 per cent following a disappointing auction of government debt.Portugal has strongly resisted the suggestion it may require a bailout but its high debt and slow growth have left it in a precarious position.It yesterday said a tough austerity Budget, backed by EU finance ministers, would be enough to pull it through. But analysts are increasingly sceptical about its ability to meet ambitious growth targets.UniCredit Research said that despite the Ireland deal, the Eurozone may come under “continued pressure to provide a package for Portugal at least”.And Professor of economics at New York University Nouriel Roubini added to Portugal’s plight by saying it should apply for a bailout now before its situation deteriorates even further.“A bailout happened in Greece. It happened in Ireland, and it’s going to happen in Portugal,” said Roubini, who is known as “Dr Doom” for predicting the credit crisis before 2007. He added: “The question is whether it could happen in Spain. The eventual fiscal cost of cleaning up its financial system will be much larger than has so far been estimated by the government.” However, he believes Spain could prove “too big to bail out”.Chancellor George Osborne will hope Portugal and Spain can, in the short term at least, resist a bailout. As part of the Ireland rescue package he won a concession that the UK will not contribute to a new bailout fund, set to replace the European Financial Stability Mechanism (EFSM), in 2013. However, if Portugal or Spain stumbles before then, the UK will be forced to contribute to another rescue package. 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Google settles Buzz rollout case

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Hills to open new Malta office ahead of Brexit

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Strategy William Hill has confirmed plans to establish a new satellite office in Malta as part of its preparations for Brexit. The bookmaker is currently headquartered in Gibraltar, but uncertainly remains as to how the UK’s exit from the European Union will impact the British Overseas Territory. Bet365 also recently revealed plans to open a new site in Malta, but at the same time committed to its office in Gibraltar.Ulrik Bengtsson, chief digital officer at William Hill, made a similar pledge when outlining the bookmaker’s plans to the Times of Malta newspaper, saying all of the firm’s other sites will be “unaffected” by the move. “We are setting up a Malta office and a small initial organisation for our international facing business post-Brexit,” said Bengtsson, who previously headed up the Betsson operation in Malta “All current locations are unaffected by the new operation.” A William Hill spokesman also said it was likely that the Malta office will employ only a small number of staff. The spokesman said: “With William Hill’s online customer base overwhelmingly in the UK, Gibraltar will continue to be its key operational hub post-Brexit. “However, Malta provides an option for international operations should they be required after Brexit so an exploratory project team is being recruited with regulatory, legal and compliance roles.”Related article: Bet365 confirms Malta move but commits to Gibraltar Hills to open new Malta office ahead of Brexit Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops 4th June 2018 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Strategy William Hill has confirmed plans to establish a new satellite office in Malta as part of its preparations for Brexit Regions: Europe Southern Europe Malta Email Addresslast_img read more

Can the National Express share price go back up to 400p+ levels?

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In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool.center_img Manika Premsingh | Wednesday, 12th May, 2021 | More on: NEX To say that travel stocks have had a difficult past year would be a gross understatement. From airlines to coaches, these companies suddenly found themselves out of business and had no way of knowing when they would operate fully again. One of them is the FTSE 250 stock National Express (LSE: NEX).National Express reports strong updateBut things are on the mend for the coach operator, as is evident from its trading update released today for the January–April 2021 period. Its revenue for the period was down by 16% from last year because of continued Covid-19 restrictions. But, it was up 50% from last year for April, indicating the possible impact of a normalising business environment.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…There was even better news on profits. Operating profits for the past four months were higher than last year because of cost reductions. Further, the company says that performance in March and April alone is “strongly ahead of last year”. Improved share price for the FTSE 250 stockThis continues the trend of positive updates for the company. It is also likely one of the reasons why the National Express share price remains elevated. It is up by more than three times from the stock market crash of last year and up 41% from the same time last year. But, the National Express share price has been around 300p levels since February, which is still way below the 473p levels at which it started 2020. In fact, in the past year it has never once gone back up anywhere close to the 400p levels. Why travel stocks have lagged behindNow that things are getting back to normal, I am hopeful that the share price can rise further. Some other reopening stocks like FTSE 100 retailers JD Sports Fashion, Burberry, and NEXT have surpassed their pre-market crash levels. This is an indication of investor interest in them. Travel stocks, however, have lagged. One reason is the prolonged brakes on their growth. Another is the financial decimation that has happened as a result. A third is that with virus variants around, we do not know if the lockdowns are over for good even as we get vaccinated. Can the National Express share price rise past 400p?Among travel stocks, I think some are better placed than others. I’d point to National Express, with its operating profits in 2021 so far, as an example of one of the better placed ones. Its operations across the US, Spain, and the UK are showing encouraging signs of recovery. Airlines like easyJet by comparison, are still loss-making.Because of this, I do think that National Express has a good chance of a further share price rise. But the continued uncertainty about the pandemic means I cannot say for sure if the share price will zoom past 400p any time soon. If all goes well though, I think it can. It has risen by more than 100p two times since the start of 2020. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address 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. 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No. 49, Lewisham / 31/44 Architects

first_imgArchDaily Projects “COPY” Code Assessors:Blue Fish ContractsCity:London Borough of LewishamCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Anna StathakiText description provided by the architects. Located on an urban infill site in close proximity to the River Quaggy in Lewisham, No. 49 is a new-build, two-storey single dwelling. Designed by 31/44 Architects for one of the practice’s partners, Steven Davies, it is the second self-build that Stephen has built within the same street in Lewisham in five years, following completion of No. 22 in 2011.Save this picture!© Anna StathakiThe form and arrangement of the house is derived from a response to the immediate context and site conditions. Raised above the street to alleviate the risk of flooding, the three-bedroom dwelling has a staggered rectilinear plan at ground level, with the first-floor mass located towards the northern site boundary. The layout is designed to maximise the scheme’s south-facing aspect and establish a close relationship between the internal and external living spaces.Save this picture!© Anna StathakiOrganised around three courtyards, the west side of the plan houses the main living areas with views into the front and rear gardens. A guest suite opens onto a third courtyard, while a second reception space is located towards the rear. The first floor is accessed via a curved timber staircase with a large picture window overlooking the street. Facing south towards the river and a nearby park, the master bedroom is linked to the third bedroom via connecting doors.Save this picture!© Anna StathakiThe house has a quiet, dignified appearance. It is constructed from a grey brick sourced from Belgium which was chosen to complement the weathered London stocks of the neighbouring houses. A 4.5-metre- long precast concrete lintel bisects the front elevation and an oversized masonry column accentuates the apparent weight of the building.Save this picture!© Anna StathakiSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Anna StathakiInside the house plywood storage units and a curved staircase provide a warmth and tactile finish. Solid cladding panels are hung using French cleats to ensure all fixings are concealed, creating a seamless integrated storage system for home wares and treasured objects collected over the years.Save this picture!© Anna StathakiProject gallerySee allShow lessSee How This Lightweight, Collapsible Aluminum Structure is BuiltMiscF Holiday House / bergmeisterwolf architektenSelected Projects Share No. 49, Lewisham / 31/44 Architects Save this picture!© Anna Stathaki+ 20 Share Lead Architects: No. 49, Lewisham / 31/44 ArchitectsSave this projectSaveNo. 49, Lewisham / 31/44 Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874704/no-49-lewisham-31-44-architects Clipboard CopyHouses•London Borough of Lewisham, United Kingdom Jonathon Stollar Landscapes Stephen Davies Blue Engineering Architects: 31/44 Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project center_img Houses Landscape: United Kingdom Year: “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/874704/no-49-lewisham-31-44-architects Clipboard Manufacturers: Buster and Punch, Cambridge Architectural Precast, Plaka, Polypipe Systems, Siemens, Velfac, BEA Building Products, Jonathon Elwell Joinery, Marmox Thermoblocks Photographs: Anna Stathaki Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Structural Engineers: 2016 Photographs CopyAbout this office31/44 ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesLondon Borough of LewishamUnited KingdomPublished on July 06, 2017Cite: “No. 49, Lewisham / 31/44 Architects” 06 Jul 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ Fabric/WashiPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WoodParklex International S.L.Wood Finishes in Landaburu BordaSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetallicsTrimoFire Resistant Panel – Trimoterm FTVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights – Northlight 40-90°SinksAcquabellaSink – LeviCurtain WallsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Curtain Wall – Rabel 35000 Slim Super ThermalWoodBlumer LehmannData Processing for Wood ProjectsPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – EvokeChairs / StoolsBassamFellowsSpindle Chair and StoolMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?绕院而成,拾级而上 ——英国刘易舍姆49号住宅 / 31/44 Architects是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

MultiMap supports Sport Relief

first_img Howard Lake | 29 June 2004 | News Tagged with: Digital Events 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis MultiMap’s map of Sport Relief events highlights the fourteen largest runs, together with all other registered events. Participants or delegates can search for their nearest Mile event by entering their postcode. MultiMap then shows the nearest five venues.With hundreds of events nationwide, Sport Relief needed an effective online mapping solution. It made sense to outsource this to one of the leading commercial players, particularly if they could be persuaded to donate their services.center_img Online mapping service MultiMap.com is helping Sport Relief promote the venues for its fundraising events on 10 July 2004.Multimap is providing free online mapping services to Sport Relief so that visitors to its Web site will be able to find their nearest “Go the Extra Mile” event and map their route to it. Multimap will also give printed maps of 114 routes to participants. Advertisement MultiMap supports Sport Relief 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.last_img read more

10 largest charitable donations made in 2014

first_img Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 92 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Ultra high net worth individual research firm Wealth-X has revealed the 10 largest charitable donations made in 2014. Not surprisingly, eight out of the top 10 donors are Americans, and all of the beneficiary organisations are American.The largest gift in 2014 was made by billionaire investor Warren Buffet, who gave $2.1 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in the form of 16.6 million shares of his company, Berkshire Hathaway.Non-US major donorsThe two non-American donors who appear on the list are Hong Kong real estate tycoons Ronnie and Gerald Chan. In total the brothers gave a $350 million gift to Harvard University. This is the largest ever received by the organisation.Educational institutions receive most donationsSix of the top 10 donations made in 2014 were made to educational institutions. For example, Harvard also received a $150 million donation from hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin.Two donations were made to health causes, and two were made to philanthropic foundations.Top 10 donations in 20141. Warren Buffett – $2.1 billion to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation2 Nicholas Woodman (with spouse) – $497.5 million to Silicon Valley Community Foundation3,. Ronnie Chan – $175 million to Harvard University4. Gerald Chan – $175 million to Harvard University5. Kenneth Griffin – $150 million to Harvard University6. Gert Boyle – $100 million to Oregon Health & Science University7. John Morgridge (with spouse) $100 million to University of Wisconsin-Madison8. John “Jay” Jordan – $75 million to University of Notre Dame9. Edward Meyer (with spouse) $75 million to Weill Cornell Medical College10. Charles Munger – $65 million to University of California Santa Barbara Photo: 2014 in gold coins by Dim Dimich on Shutterstock.com Tagged with: Major gift Prospect research Research / statistics Howard Lake | 6 January 2015 | News 10 largest charitable donations made in 2014last_img read more

Solidarity still needed to break blockade of Cuba

first_imgA forum at the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clark School of Law, entitled “Through Cuban Eyes,” discussed the blockade and current status of U.S.-Cuban relations, and what solidarity activists can do to fully normalize relations between the two countries. This April 22 event concluded the 2016 Days of Action Against the Blockade of Cuba in Washington, D.C., which took place starting April 18. Keynote speaker, Cuban Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez, stressed the need for solidarity: “In order to create the vision of the future, we all need solidarity.” Cuba is mourning the three Cuban physicians killed in Ecuador’s earthquake, but will not withdraw aid, but instead send even more doctors and experts to help.The earthquake killed more than 600 people and injured thousands in Ecuador. “For those who have doubts about the need for solidarity, we have to see what is happening around us,” Cabanas continued. “And in those first world countries, most of the problems are fixed from an economic point of view. You have those who own a lot and those who have no resources for a decent life. With those people we need to create solidarity.“Cubans of the last three or four generations have been born and educated with the principle that we have to show solidarity for others, because we have received a lot of solidarity from you, from many countries and many societies. “One thing I want to emphasize, the blockade is still in place. … The core issue is still there. Large regulations and limits have to be overcome if we really want to have a normal relationship with the United States. … The sanction regime from 1962 and what the Helms-Burton law established — by the way, 30 years ago this year — is still there.”Solidarity with Cuba and in CubaAmong the forum panelists were Venceremos Brigade representative Jennifer Bryant and Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization Executive Director Gail Walker. Their organizations, as well as the Institute for Policy Studies, the National Network on Cuba and the International Committee for Peace, Justice and Dignity — formerly the International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban 5 — carried out grassroots activities and advocacy on Capitol Hill. They also held informational forums at American University and the University of the District of Columbia from April 18 to April 22.Others on the panel were attorney José Pertierra, noted author Stephen Kimber and two U.S. graduates from Cuba’s Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM): Vanessa Avila and Alicia Steele. Both Latina doctors expressed their admiration and gratitude for the opportunity to become medical doctors, which they otherwise could not have afforded in the class based elite U.S. medical schools. They emphasized Cuba’s holistic approach to medical practice, which emphasizes prevention and education as well as the mental, physical and social aspects of patient care. As if to underline what the ambassador said of the unfinished normalization of U.S.-Cuban relations, only one of five Cuban speakers invited to the Days of Action — journalism student Jorge “Jorgito” Jerez — received a U.S. visa in time to participate in Washington on April 22, after missing earlier events in New York City.A documentary film, “The Power of the Weak,” by German filmmaker Tobias Kriele, was premiered in the U.S. The film presents the biographical profile of Jerez, who was born with severe cerebral palsy in 1993, at the height of Cuba’s Special Period, when Cuba lost its economic trade and aid following the collapse of the Soviet Union and other Eastern European socialist countries. In short, the film emphasizes how a society built on socialism can provide health care and education free for all Cuban citizens. Such was the life of Jorgito, who is now a self-sufficient journalist in Cuba. His presentation and moving testimony at the forum illustrated the support Cuba provides for people with disabilities. Jorgito concluded his presentation, without reservation and with a strong note of conviction: “Without Cuba and its history, I wouldn’t be Jorgito.” A full report and extensive photos of the 2016 Days of Action to end the blockade of Cuba will be posted at TheInternationalCommittee.org and NNOC.info.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Congress Once Again Taking Up Disaster Aid

first_img Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Congress Once Again Taking Up Disaster Aid SHARE The U.S. House is set to work on a disaster aid bill that includes financial help for Midwestern and Southern Farmers. The Hagstrom Report says House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer made the announcement last week as the House adjourned until Tuesday. Hoyer says the House will consider H.R. 2157, which is the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2019. “The legislation would provide relief and recovery assistance to Americans that have been affected by recent natural disasters,” Hoyer says. “It includes an additional $3 billion to address serious needs that resulted from flooding in the Midwest and tornadoes in the South.”Meanwhile, Senate Republicans say they have a plan put together that includes $300 million in additional aid to Puerto Rico, which Democrats want. They also say that President Trump has agreed to support the bill. Republican Senator David Perdue of Georgia says that Trump is “on board.” Perdue also told the Washington Post that, “I hope the logjam in Congress is breaking. I honestly think both sides are trying right now.” By NAFB News Service – May 5, 2019 Congress Once Again Taking Up Disaster Aid Facebook Twitter Previous articlePlanting Forecast: Showers and Storms Sandwiched by Sunshine This WeekNext articleTrump Says Tariffs Will Increase on Chinese Goods Friday After Slow Negotiations NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

TCU, area schools share similar policies for handling suspicious people

first_imgReddIt Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store Facebook Facebook Shane Battis Linkedin Lead On committee co-chairs share goals with students Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ TAGSArlington Heights High SchoolFWISDO.D. Wyatt High Schoolsafety printAfter a series of incidents involving a mentally ill man near TCU’s campus, the university sent out a campus wide crime alerts – one of its strategies for handling suspicious people around campus.A TCU crime alert stated that Daniel Staley was detained in the 2800 block of McCart Avenue, Dec. 24 after texted a hotline and wrote that he wanted to dismember a random woman. He was released after a psychological evaluation on Jan. 6.He was later arrested Jan. 9 for burglary at the University of North Texas Health Science Center.TCU police detective Robert Rangel said university police sent out the crime alert because Staley was in the TCU area when he made the threats.Rangel said if Staley had been seen on campus, TCU Police would have responded and potentially put the area on lockdown until he was in custody. However, it’s unlikely that this type of situation would result in a lockdown, Rangel said.“Every situation is subjective,” Rangel said. “It would have to be an immediate and active threat.”TCU police shut down part of University Drive for precautionary measures last year after a suspicious package was found for precautionary measures.The Fort Worth school district has similar policies for training for incidents and have security measures to keep students safe from intruders, said Clint Bond, a spokesperson for the district.Bond said all 83 elementary schools have a buzzer system that controls entry into campus buildings. Visitors can only be buzzed in after their driver’s license is scanned against the sex offender registry. Security is alerted if people are found to be on the list.Bond said the district is working on implementing this system into its other campuses.He talked about some of the emergency situations that occurred in high schools last month.Arlington Heights High School responded to an off campus shooting that occurred at nearby McDonald’s restaurant Dec. 3. The principal was informed of the situation and put the building on lockdown to make sure the suspect couldn’t take refuge at the school.The following week, a 16-year-old O.D. Wyatt High School student was stabbed by another student, WFAA reported. Bond said adults in the room handled the event “in seconds” and the school did not go on lockdown.Bond said FWISD’s security procedures are evaluated after every incident. Neither of the two high school emergencies called for a change in protocols.He also said that the school district has universal training to help keep children safe called “Know The Plan.” According to the FWISD website, this training is for emergency prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery.According to “Know The Plan,” prevention involves reporting suspicious activity when sighted. Preparedness is about knowing what to do in situations like natural disasters. Responses include lockdown, building evacuation, reverse evacuation, and shelter-in-place procedures, and recovery uses Student Support Services to help students feel safe again.“We use every opportunity to teach our kids about stranger danger,” Bond said. The Leap: 10 April Fool’s pranks to try this year Numbers can only say so much about a person.With an essay now required for study abroad applications, this new approach gives The Center for International Studies a better look at the level of interest from students rather than just their qualifications. In the past, the only requirement was a grade point average and while it gives some insight into how focused students are on their grades, it doesn’t offer their personal perspective on the experiences that lie ahead. Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ ‘The Big Switch:’ Student spends a day in the chancellor’s shoes Shane Battishttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shane-battis/ + posts Twitter Twitter Office of Religious and Spiritual Life affirms Muslim students in light of online threats Previous article‘After the darkness, there is always light’Next articleSeason ticket prices, Patterson statue highlight athletics town hall meeting Shane Battis RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature ReddIt Linkedinlast_img read more