Tuesday 1 March 2011 7:25 pm GAM plans to buy back shares by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteDefinitionDesi Arnaz Kept This Hidden Throughout The Filming of ‘I Love Lucy’DefinitionTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm whatsapp Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL Share Show Comments ▼ Swiss fund manager GAM Holding said yesterday it would buy back up to 20 per cent of its shares and reported strong new money inflows as clients invested in emerging markets and in US and Asian equities.Net new money rose to SwFr8bn (£5.3bn) from less than SwFr500m the previous year, the highest since the start of the financial crisis. Inflows combined with positive market performance to outweigh the negative effects of a strong Swiss franc and push assets up 4.2 per cent.
Japan has launched a public consultation on proposed regulations for integrated resorts, including the country’s first casinos, with people able to submit comments on the controls until 3 October. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Regions: Asia Japan Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & games Email Address Japan launches public consultation on IR regulations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 4th September 2019 | By contenteditor Japan has launched a public consultation on proposed regulations for integrated resorts, including the country’s first casinos, with people able to submit comments on the controls until 3 October.The consultation, which was launched today (3 September) by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, aims to gather views on the proposed regulations, which were approved by the country’s ruling Cabinet in March this year. This will ultimately see licences for three resorts issued.They require the resorts to host hotels, conference facilities and exhibition centres, with gambling facilities to cover no more than 3% of each venue’s floorspace. Each must also include cultural facilities such as theatres, music halls, cinemas, museums and restaurants.While entry to the gambling facilities will be free for tourists, locals must pay a ¥6,000 fee, and those aged 20 and under are prohibited from gambling.IR operators will need to secure a casino business licence, to construct the casino, then a casino facility service licence, which covers the operation of the venue. Applicants will be required to set out a comprehensive business plan for the venue, which must be approved by the country’s casino management board, which will effectively become the national gambling regulator.The prefecture in which it intends to build the facility will also have a say in which operators are licensed. As part of the construction, IR operators will be expected to consult with the local population during the resort’s development.They must also devise a plan to ensure a return to the prefecture, through tourism or investment, which will be scrutinised as part of the selection process.Measures to counteract the potential negative effects of gambling, such as addiction, as well as youth protection and measures to avoid criminal interference have to be drawn up too.The project comes as part of a drive to increase tourism in Japan, with a view to having 60m visitors enter the country by 2030, spending ¥15tn. Following the passage of the integrated resorts bill in the Japanese Diet in July 2018, the earliest one of the facilities could open is expected to be 2025.The consultation on the regulations was originally expected to be launched shortly after the Fourth Abe Cabinet approved the regulations in March, with the casino management board to be established by July. The composition of the board has still not yet been announced.A number of high-profile international operators have showed an interest in securing an IR licence in Japan, however. MGM Resorts, Hard Rock International, Las Vegas Sands, Wynn Resorts and Mohegan Gaming and Entertainment are all likely to be part of the bidding process. Caesars Entertainment, however, has reportedly dropped out of the process.Construction of the resorts is expected to cost upwards to $10bn. MGM is plotting a facility in Osaka, with Las Vegas Sands and Wynn favouring Tokyo or Yokohama, according to media reports.
Nektan has completed the sale of its UK B2C business to Grace Media for a total cash consideration of £200,000 (€236,213/$262,969), as part of an ongoing restructuring effort at the white label and gaming content provider.The white label and B2C solutions provider saw Mark Phillips and Julie Swan of PCR London appointed as joint administrators of its Nektan Gibraltar (NGL) subsidiary by court order, with the pair finalising the deal. Grace Media, part of the Active Win Group, to pay an initial £50,000 in cash, with the remaining balance is payable subject to the business meeting agreed KPIs.Nektan said the UK business generated turnover of £19.4m in the 12 months to 30 June, 2018, and was loss-making. Administrators intend to use proceeds from the sale in the course of running the administration of NGL.According to Nektan, the sale will not have any impact on its ongoing business and, through the deal, it has entered a B2B partnership with Grace Media. This will allow for continued, uninterrupted delivery of services to the UK B2C business with, Nektan to receive monthly royalties from Grace Media.“For the administrators of NGL to secure the sale of the UK B2C business to a group of the calibre of Active Win Group, in order to see the continued, uninterrupted delivery of the white label operation the group has built over the years, is very reassuring to all stakeholders involved,” Nektan interim chief executive Gary Shaw said.“We look forward to working in partnership through the B2B relationship with the buyer as they take the business forward.”Active Win Group chief executive Warren Jacobs added: “The opportunity to acquire the UK B2C business allows Active Win Group to expand further into the UK online casino market, furthering our growth in this market from being a white label operator ourselves, to working with the full complement of business partners established by Nektan in recent years.“We believe that with the right focus and attention, in a changing and dynamic market, that we will be able to deliver for all our stakeholders, including all of our newly acquired white label partners.”Meanwhile, Nektan has provided an update on wider restructuring efforts at the provider. As part of the administration process at NGL, Mark Phillips and Julie Swan of PCR London LLP have been appointed as joint administrators to NGL by court order in the High Court of Justice.This comes after Nektan was last week suspended from trading in London as it failed to publish its accounts before the end of 2019.The restructuring of the group, according to Nektan, allowed for all other assets of NGL – excluding the UK B2C business – to be transferred for value into other Nektan subsidiaries. Nektan said that this takes all regulatory obligations into account in order to facilitate continued trading, within the group.Nektan also noted that its restructuring plan, including the sale of the UK B2C arm, has been advised by the GB Gaming Commission. The provider said that it will continue discussions with the GC, should it have any further inquiries in relation to this restructuring.The restructuring came about after Nektan in September last year revealed that it had an outstanding debt to HMRC in relation to remote gaming duty of £4.6m owed by its UK B2C division. This liability increased to £5.6m as of 30 November, 2019.Nektan said that following the appointment of administrators, this liability was ring-fenced, thus protecting the provider from any claim by HMRC. However, the business has been working with advisors and administrators in order to develop a repayment plan acceptable to HMRC to allow the liability to be repaid in full. According to Nektan, with NGL in administration, the repayment of this debt will be negotiated between HMRC and the administrators.Nektan said this restructuring effort will re-position the business to target new emerging markets with a strengthened balance sheet and cash position. It also noted that ongoing trading will not be affected during this period and that this will facilitate all suppliers being paid in full over time.“I wish to place on record Nektan’s appreciation of the continued support from all of its employees, partners, suppliers and shareholders,” Shaw added.“The group restructuring reaffirms the directors’ decision to focus on emerging opportunities in international markets both directly and through our established reseller relationships,” he explained. “The completion of our recent fundraising has provided the company with the financial strength to complete this restructuring, and with the support afforded by all stakeholders, the directors are confident of the future.“The completion of the group restructuring allows Nektan to focus on its expanding international B2C and B2B business.” Nektan offloads UK B2C arm after calling in administrators Tags: Online Gambling Nektan has completed the sale of its UK B2C business to Grace Media for a total cash consideration of £200,000 (€236,213/$262,969), as part of an ongoing restructuring effort at the white label and gaming content provider. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Topics: Finance Strategy Finance Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 8th January 2020 | By contenteditor
Fidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Health sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the half year.For more information about Fidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Fidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Fidson Healthcare Limited (FIDSON.ng) 2018 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileFidson Healthcare Limited manufactures and sells pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products in Nigeria including over-the-counter, ethical and consumer products. The company produces various drug classes for antacid and ulcer care, anti-diabetic, anti-malaria, anti-diarrhea, anti-psychotic as well as osteo-care, pain relief, colds and flu, thrombo-prophylactics and cardio-vascular products. Fidson Healthcare Limited also produces a range of nutraceuticals (health) products. The company was incorporated in 1995 and its head office is in Shomolu, Nigeria. Fidson Healthcare Limited is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Stock markets lurched down again today. Some news reports argue the move lower is because the US plans to impose new trading tariffs on goods from Europe. Any such move would hit the European Union and the UK.On top of that, the number of cases of Covid-19 is surging in some places around the world. For the time being, the UK numbers still appear to be falling.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…When it comes to making a million, start hereAs I write, the US’s Dow Jones Industrial Average is down about 400 points and the UK’s FTSE 100 is around 150 points lower. This is stomach-churning volatility and nervous investors are probably wondering if the markets will plunge into a full-on crash that rivals the one in the spring.If we see a worldwide second wave of the pandemic, I reckon there’s every chance that new lockdowns could cause a second market crash this year. And the prospect of a US-Europe trade war won’t help economies to recover one bit.But my guess is a full-on second bubble in death and infection rates is unlikely. One of the things the scientific and medical professionals keep saying is that they are learning new things about this virus – and how to control it – every day.And President Trump’s blustering about new tariffs just sounds like the opening stance before serious negotiations take place between the parties. My guess is that he will be unlikely to do anything much that harms the US economically. For example, he’d be unlikely to order anything that hurts international trade when world economies are trying to recover from the effects of a pandemic.However, we never really know what will happen next. But one thing is certain, there’s usually something to worry about when it comes to investing. That’s why you’ll often hear the expression, ‘stock markets tend to climb a wall of worry’.Invest, invest, invest!I’d handle all the uncertainty now by continuing to invest in the shares of high-quality businesses. If there is another crash, we’ll have the opportunity to buy a bigger slice of each of these wonderful businesses we’ve identified for the same money. And we’ve already seen how fast shares can recover when the conditions are right for such a move.Indeed, the seed of every new bull market is planted at the bottom of each bear market. So if you commit to a regular investing regime – perhaps by investing money every month – and adopt a long-term investing time horizon, you could do well in the stock market.But there’s some valuable work you can do right now. Roll up your sleeves and research your socks off! Now is the time to build up a watch list of all the great stocks you’d one day like to own. Then, when opportunity strikes – such as right now with all this volatility – you can pounce and make your well-timed long-term purchases towards making a million in the stock market. See all posts by Kevin Godbold Enter Your Email Address Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Kevin Godbold | Wednesday, 24th June, 2020 I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. 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. Making a million in the stock market: Here’s why I reckon now is your big chance to start 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. Image source: Getty Images. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.
Date of birth 18 February 1997 Position Wing Club Glasgow WarriorsHow did you get involved in rugby? I didn’t start until I was 14. I played football and athletics before that. I enjoyed being part of a team so went along to my local rugby club, Currie, with my mates.Have you always played wing? I was big and fast and, while a lot of my mates played from minis, I was a latecomer. If I’d started rugby when I was younger I still think I’d be in the same position. I like wing.What athletic disciplines did you do? I started off sprinting, then did discus and shot put. I used to train ten times a week and when I was 16 I had to decide to do one sport if I was to take it to the next level.I opted for rugby. I got to a high level with shot put – I was fourth in the UK – but my heart wasn’t in it. I liked the team side of things.You went to your first U20 World Cup aged 18… Yes, I was sitting my exams at the World Cup in Italy, which was pretty unusual. Playing at that level was good exposure. I played last year in Manchester and made my third one in Georgia. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS You’ve also played for Scotland Sevens… It’s another experience I can draw lots of positives from. The skill levels are higher in sevens and there’s a lot of space. It’s a good way to test yourself.FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREWhy did you join Harlequins? I was looking for a new challenge and got an academy contract.I had an awesome couple of years, getting exposure (on loan) in the Championship and National One.Now you’re at Glasgow… It’s a fantastic club. I’ve come because I want to break into the first team and get appearances under my belt. But I’m not too sure how the season will look. I could possibly be involved with the sevens. Find out more about Glasgow Warriors’ 2017 summer signing Robbie Nairn In the clear: Robbie Nairn breaks at the 2016 U20 World Cup. Photo: Getty Images RW Verdict: A hugely experienced age-grade player who has size and speed on his side – no doubt helped by his long-jumper mum’s genes – he should make an impact with Glasgow and/or the national sevens side.This article originally appeared in the September 2017 issue of Rugby World.
Google.com and Google.co.uk have unusually featured a link on their front pages to highlight “ways to help with tsunami relief.”The prominent text links to a page which links to Google’s and other organisations’ news coverage of the disaster, together with links to seven sites which accept online donations for the relief efforts of organisations involved. The UK’s Disaster Emergency Committee’s emergency appeal is not listed.Under the headline ‘Tsunami Relief’ Google state: “below are a few sites already set up to provide information and handle donations for victims throughout the region. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected.” Advertisement 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Google promotes online donations to Asian floods disaster appeals Tagged with: Digital Trading Howard Lake | 29 December 2004 | News 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.
Retailer Argos has raised £2 million for Macmillan Cancer Support over two years. The funds raised are the equivalent of paying for one year’s work by 38 Macmillan nurses across the UK helping those living with cancer.Macmillan won the Argos staff vote to become the retailer’s charity partner in 2015.Staff have dressed up and donated for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas. Others have been brave enough to shave their heads for charity as well as taking on gruelling challenges like Tough Mudder, marathons and cycling events. Over 400 Argos staff, including Chief Executive Officer John Rogers and members of the senior Argos team, are preparing to take on the 26 mile-long ‘Mighty Hike’ challenges happening in scenic spots across the UK this summer. Howard Lake | 21 June 2017 | News 225 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Tagged with: Cancer Fundraising corporate AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis15 Argos staff fundraise for Macmillan Cancer SupportNational collectionArgos staff also raised over £70,000 during its last ‘national collection’ in January 2017 on the day of the new season’s range launch. They also raised over £50,000 during the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in September last year.John Rogers, CEO at Sainsbury’s Argos, said: “We’re so proud of the way that our colleagues and customers have come together over the past two years to raise such significant funds for Macmillan. It is a fantastic cause, close to the hearts of many of us at Argos, and raising £2million simply wouldn’t have been possible without the unstoppable enthusiasm that we have seen along the way.”The partnership continues.Sainsbury’s Argos sells more than 60,000 products under the Argos and Habitat brands. Argos is the UK’s largest high street retailer online and the second most visited website, with nearly a billion website visits a year. More than half of the company’s sales originate online. 224 total views, 1 views today Advertisement Argos raises £2m in two years for Macmillan Cancer Support 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.
News Organisation Reporters Without Borders said today it was “alarmed by the tense situation” in recent weeks in Kyrgyzstan after an explosion damaged the offices of two newspapers in the the country’s second city, Osh, on 30 May. It called on the government to thoroughly investigate the blast and take steps to protect the media if it proved to be a criminal attack. October 9, 2020 Find out more RSF_en KyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia News August 14, 2020 Find out more to go further Follow the news on Kyrgyzstan RSF is concerned about the fate of an Uzbek journalist extradited by Kyrgyzstan Nearly all the archives of the Russian-language paper Ekho Osha and the Uzbek-language Osh Saodasi were lost in the explosion, which came soon after a woman was seen to enter the building with a bag which she left there. Police have begun an enquiry. Three journalists have been physically attacked in Kyrgyzstan so far this year. News RSF asks authorities, opposition to guarantee reporters’ safety during Kyrgyzstan protests August 26, 2020 Find out more June 1, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Explosion destroys newspaper archives News KyrgyzstanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts RSF calls for the immediate release of Uzbek journalist