BHP denies Woodside talks

first_img whatsapp SHARES in BHP Billiton rose to match their May 2008 record price on the Australian Securities Exchange yesterday, after the mining group completed a A$6bn (£3.7bn) share buyback and denied it was in formal talks to buy liquefied natural gas specialist Woodside Petroleum. BHP, lead by chief executive Marius Kloppers (right), jumped nearly four per cent to a closing price of A$49.55 per share yesterday, as parties affected by a potential deal weighed in with their opinions of the tie-up. The firm’s London-listed shares rose 1.8 per cent to 2,631p. BHP issued a statement denying that it had held formal talks with Woodside management, but speculation stayed high in the market due to the wording of the statement, which said that shareholders were “currently fully informed of all material information” and it was “not aware of any basis for the market speculation”. Western Australia’s premier Colin Barnett added to rumours by saying he knew “directly” that the two companies were in discussions, and warned BHP away from the deal, saying: “Develop a new field, find gas, find oil, find new customers, but I urge you — hands off Woodside.” Shares in the potential target also jumped to a 15-month high, closing almost two per cent up at A$48.16. Woodside chief executive Don Voelte said he had “no knowledge of anything that is out there”.Rumours that BHP was working on a bid began in November last year, when Shell sold a third of its stake in Woodside and said that it would be willing to sell its remaining shareholding.Shell still owns 24.27 per cent of the petroleum exploration and production company. BHP denies Woodside talks More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comPuffer fish snaps a selfie with lucky divernypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com Share Tags: NULLcenter_img 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 PastBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMoneyPailShe Was An Actress, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBe Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Monday 11 April 2011 7:52 pm KCS-content last_img read more

Scout Gaming pens SG Digital and Expressen deals

first_img Fantasy sports and pool betting provider Scout Gaming Group has agreed a deal to provide its content to SG Digital customers around the world, as well as striking a deal to provide a gaming platform for Swedish media giant Expressen.The agreement will allow SG Digital customers to directly request content from Scout to add to their own platforms.Scout said that due to the uncertain timetable of the uptake of its products, it is unable to state what impact the new deal will have on its revenue for 2019.In addition, it will provide Swedish publishing house Expressen, part of Bonnier Media, with its gaming platform for fantasy sports contents. “That Expressen, which is one of the leading media houses in Sweden, chooses to offer fantasy sports to its readers through our platform indicates that interest for fantasy sports in Sweden is increasing,” Scout Gaming chief executive Andreas Ternstrom said. “The fact that we are chosen as the preferred supplier confirms our ambition to be the leading supplier within the area.”Expressen Premium commercial manager Dan Edstrom added: “Sport has always been one of Expressen’s most important areas, with a large and loyal audience.“The fantasy sports platform we now receive from Scout Gaming allows us to expand our offering within our subscription service Expressen Premium for all sports-interested readers who so far signed up for a subscription.”Last month, Scout reported increased losses in Q1 of 2018, despite its operating revenue more than doubling to SEK3.5m (£293,020/€329,130/$369,808).Operating loss widened from SEK8.9m to SEK17.0m this year, while loss before tax jumped from SEK9.1m to SEK16.12m. After tax of €22,000, Scout ended the quarter with a loss of SEK16.10m, compared to SEK9.1m in 2018. Topics: Tech & innovation Tags: Online Gambling 14th June 2019 | By contenteditor Fantasy sports and pool betting provider Scout Gaming Group has agreed a deal to provide its content to SG Digital customers around the world, as well as striking a deal to provide a gaming platform for Swedish media giant Expressen. Scout Gaming pens SG Digital and Expressen dealscenter_img Tech & innovation AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Catena Media expects to post operating loss in Q4

first_imgFinance 18th February 2020 | By contenteditor Catena Media expects to post operating loss in Q4 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Finance Marketing & affiliates Affiliate giant Catena Media has revealed it is set to post an operating loss for the fourth quarter due to the impact of intangible assets, the adoption of IFRS 9 accounting assumptions and an exceptional revenue adjustment in the US.Catena estimated that total operating revenue for the three months through to 31 December 2019 will amount to €27.1m (£22.6m/$29.3m), which would be down marginally from €27.3m in the same period last year.According to Catena, revenue in Q4 was impacted by an exceptional adjustment of €500,000 related to previous periods, and as a result, reported revenue for the quarter is estimated at €26.6m.The was related to a single operator in Pennsylvania in the US that had adjusted historical numbers of qualified online leads due to customers already existing in the online registered database from previous land-based gaming activities.Catena said that with redirected traffic towards other operators, as there are now being more operators live in the state, the risk of this happening again is “very limited”.Catena did not present any information about its spending at the time – with the affiliate giant due to publish its full quarter results on 20 February – but did state that it is likely to post an operating loss of €27.3m, compared to a profit of €9.4m last year.This, according to Catena, is due to a non-cash effect from impairment testing of intangible assets, resulting in a write-down of €32.1m for assets acquired in the period 2016 to 2018.This includes a write-down of €17.9m related to intangible financial assets that are primarily focused on the European Union. Since these assets were acquired in 2017–18, trading opportunities in the EU were limited due to binary options being banned, the European Securities and Markets Authority implementing new regulations on contracts for difference leverage and the cryptocurrency market being more volatile.Catena also noted a write-down of €13.2m related to intangible casino assets it acquired in 2016. These assets, mainly consisting of revenue-share accounts, have been reclassified as inactive products, where no further investments will be made, as part of Catena’s strategic review.In addition, there was a write-down of €900,000 in reference to intangible assets in the sports market. Again, the assets in question primarily related to revenue-share accounts and have now been reclassified as inactive products through the strategic review.“The write-downs are related to earlier acquired assets that are not performing in line with the rest of our portfolio, as well as to past contractual decisions,” chief executive Per Hellberg said. “Excluding the non-recurring items, our underlying business developed much like we expected for the fourth quarter.”Aside from this, Catena said that it expects adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) for the period to fall slightly to €11.8m, where as EBITDA is likely to fall 29.2% to 8.5m.Catena said EBITDA was affected by IFRS 9 requirements and the recognition of impairment losses, adding that its board had decided to take a conservative approach to the assessment of bad debts. This, it said, results in an exceptional adjustment when implementing a prudent assessment model in Q4.Based on assumptions and judgments regarding relevant data points, and their impact on future expected receivables, this had a negative impact of €2.7m on reported EBITDA for the quarter.center_img Email Address Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Affiliate giant Catena Media has revealed it is set to post an operating loss for the fourth quarter due to the impact of intangible assets, the adoption of IFRS 9 accounting assumptions and an exceptional revenue adjustment in the US.last_img read more

New Hampshire sets record sports betting handle in December

first_img The New Hampshire Lottery has reported a new record sports betting handle for December 2020, though the US state also experienced a slight month-on-month fall in revenue. Sports betting New Hampshire sets record sports betting handle in December Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Revenue DraftKings Regions: New Hampshire AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Mobile sports wagering accounted for $3.7m of overall GGR in December, which was 2.6% lower than in November, though players spending on mobile was up 12.3% from $38.9m to $43.7m. Email Addresscenter_img Gross gaming revenue (GGR) for the month amounted to $4.5m (£3.3m/€3.7m), down 6.3% from the record $4.8m that was set in November 2020. Topics: Sports betting Online sports betting Retail sports betting This was despite players spending a record $51.6m on sports betting during the month, up 11.0% from $46.5m in November. Image: Hollis1138 In terms of retail, GGR for DraftKings’ land-based activity stood at $830,584, down 14.0% from November, but as was the case with mobile, players wagering increased 5.3% month-on-month to $8.0m. Read the full story on iGB North America. 25th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcherlast_img read more

Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgTotal Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (TOTAL.gh)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileTotal Petroleum Ghana Limited supplies petroleum and allied products for vehicles with petrol and diesel engines as well as fuel and fuel oil for the aviation, marine and mining sectors in Ghana. The company also supplies a range of automotive lubricants and special fuels including racing fuels and lubricants, biocides, industry fuels, refining additives and performance additives. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited offers expertise and services to support the mining supply chain which include a fluid analysis laboratory, fuel management system, filtration and contamination management, mobile tank solutions, on-site refueling, road transport safety and solar energy solutions. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is a subsidiary of Ghanstock Limited. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Five stains Americans love to hate – and how to beat…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Five stains Americans love to hate – and how to beat themLaundry is a household chore that’s as inevitable as death and taxes, and every adult needs to tackle. And nearly half of Americans do laundry to remove stains that “drive them crazy”.A YouGov survey of more than 1,000 respondents’ shows that 95% of people do their laundry at home, and that more than half do laundry 2-6 times per week. Parents are most stain-obsessed, with 52% saying stain removal is their main reason for doing laundry.Stain removal is twice as important for them than clothes that smell fresh and retain their colors. Nearly 40% of respondents stated they can’t stand having a stain on their clothing as it drives them crazy and embarrasses them.The stains that bother them most are blood, followed by crayon, grass, ketchup, marker pen ink and mustard.How to beat stains“When thinking about stain removal, it’s important to have a stain removal system in place to ensure clothes getting fully clean,” says Leigh Murphy, a scientist working at Novozymes.Murphy examines thousands of stains every year. As a scientist who works to develop enzymes to be used in laundry detergents, where they help to remove stains, he knows what he is talking about.“When in doubt, soak the garment and allow stains to dissolve before throwing the item in the washer and then drying the item; if you don’t, you risk that the stain becomes permanent.”The top five troublesome stains for Americans and how to remove them:Blood: If the stain is fresh, soak it in cold water. Don’t use hot water as it makes it permanent. For dried blood stains, pretreat or soak in warm water with a product containing enzymes. If the stain remains, rewash using bleach safe for fabric.Crayon: For a few spots, dampen the stain and rub with bar soap. For a whole load of clothes, wash with hot water using a laundry soap and 1 cup (212 g) baking soda. If color remains, launder using sodium hypochlorite bleach, if safe for fabric. Otherwise, pretreat or soak in a product containing enzymes or an oxygen bleach using the hottest water safe for fabric, then launder.Grass: For grass stains, pretreat or soak in a product containing enzymes. If the stain persists, launder using sodium hypochlorite bleach, if safe for fabric, or oxygen bleach.Ketchup: Remove the ketchup stain with a spoon or knife, but be careful not to rub it into the fabric. If the garment is washable, remove the garment as soon as possible and run cold water through the stain from the back to force the stain out of the clothing.Marker: Place the stain face down on clean paper towels and use a sponge to rub alcohol into the area around the stain, and then apply it directly to the stain. Continue sponging the stain with alcohol, frequently changing the paper towels underneath, transferring as much ink as possible to the paper towels. Rinse thoroughly afterwards.Read more about the tips here. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSLaundry tips Previous articleHelp a Veteran this ChristmasNext articleFlags to Half-Staff for Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment!last_img read more

Net Aid event planned for October

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis A major multi-venue music event to raise funds for anti-poverty work is planned for 9 October. A major multi-venue music event to raise funds for anti-poverty work is planned for 9 October. Organised by the United Nations Development Programme and Cisco Systems, the Internet company, TV viewers “will be able to use the Internet to pledge cash.” Major singing stars have been invited to perform at Net Aid, which will take place simultaneously in London, New York and Geneva. Read UK Fundraising’s update. Advertisement 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. Net Aid event planned for October Howard Lake | 28 April 1999 | News  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

University of Kent at forefront of Centre for Charitable Giving

first_imgThe research programme will look at whether charitable activity mitigates or reinforces social and economic inequalities, the relationship between fundraising and the distribution of resources, and the connections between donors and beneficiaries. It will also be examining donor motivations. Howard Lake | 21 November 2007 | News 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  18 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img University of Kent at forefront of Centre for Charitable Giving The University of Kent is to play a pivotal role in the new Centre for Charitable Giving and Philanthropy.The £2.2m initiative, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, Office of the Third Sector, the Carnegie UK Trust and the Scottish Executive will see the universities of Kent, Southampton, Edinburgh, Strathclyde and City University work together. It will aim to help third sector organisations, government and business to better understand why and how individuals and businesses can give, with a view to increasing giving in the UK.The University of Kent’s main role will be in charitable giving and social redistribution, one of three ‘spokes’ in the Centre – the others being individual and business giving, and institutionalised giving structures. Advertisement Tagged with: Research / statisticslast_img read more

Formulate Draft Guidelines For Facilitating Compensation Disbursement Process And Expedition Of Cases Before MACT: SC To Insurance Company

first_imgNews UpdatesFormulate Draft Guidelines For Facilitating Compensation Disbursement Process And Expedition Of Cases Before MACT: SC To Insurance Company Nupur Thapliyal13 Feb 2021 2:13 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company, the petitioner in the matter, to come up with draft guidelines for facilitating compensation disbursement process and expedition of cases before Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal (MACT). The direction came by a bench comprising of Justices S.K. Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy. Senior Advocate…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?LoginThe Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company, the petitioner in the matter, to come up with draft guidelines for facilitating compensation disbursement process and expedition of cases before Motor Accidents Claims Tribunal (MACT). The direction came by a bench comprising of Justices S.K. Kaul, Dinesh Maheshwari and Hrishikesh Roy. Senior Advocate Meenakshi Arora appeared on behalf of the petitioner company along with Adv. Siddharth, AOR. The petitioner sought slew of directions from the Apex Court in order to facilitate the process of disbursement of compensation as well as expediting the matter before the MACT. In the previous hearing before the same bench dated 18.01.2021, the bench directed the petitioner to submit a note indicating the directions within 10 days. During the course of proceedings today, Meenakshi Arora informed the bench that she had submitted the required note in the Court wherein she had incorporated various directions given by the Delhi High Court and other High Courts across India dealing with compensation disbursement process and expedition of cases pending before MACT. However, Justice Kaul clarified Ms. Arora that the bench had asked the petitioner to prepare “draft directions” for the Court to look into the aspect of its implementation. Ms. Arora, accepting her fault for not submitting the requisite draft directions, sought permission from the bench to grant some time to the petitioner to come up with the guidelines. “You cannot put everything on court and say you do it. You should have framed the guidelines. You’ve not done the exercise.” Justice Kaul remarked at the outset. “We asked you vide Order dated 18th January for directions related to disbursement of compensation and expedition of MACT cases, which would have then modulated for a uniform application. We are trying to help you out. We will give you one more chance. Otherwise we will close this case.” The bench observed. The bench granted one last chance to the petitioner in order to come up with the draft guidelines. However, in doing so, the bench also ordered that if the petitioner fail to come up with the guidelines in the next date of hearing, it will mean that the insurance company is not interested in the passing of directions.”We have seen the application and the notes submitted by the petitioner but in the course of proceedings, it has been impressed upon learned senior counsel for the petitioner that this is not what we had in mind when we passed the directions on 18.01.2021 and thus, if the insurance company is interested in the slew of directions, the same be set forth in the manner which we have indicated in the Court failing which we will presume that the insurance Company is not interested.” The order said.The matter will now be heard on 24th February 2021.Click Here To Download OrderOrder Dated 18.01.2021 Can Be Read HereNext Storylast_img read more

Minister doesn’t rule out liable investigation into Mica

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows The Housing Minister hasn’t ruled out an investigation as to who may be liable for the defective block issue in Donegal and Mayo. Minister Darragh O’Brien is in Donegal today opening a number of housing schemes and formally launching the Mica Redress Scheme which is already underway.Specific targets have already been set for the county with five housing schemes currently underway which will collectively provide an additional 80-90 homes.Minister O’Brien says while today is about making sure the scheme is fully operational, he hasn’t ruled out an investigation into who is responsible down the line:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/obgfhgfhgfhfghrienlong-2.wav00:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODAcenter_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleGreen light for new wind farm on outskirts of LetterkennyNext articleDonegal to get almost €1.7M for housing adaptation grants News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews DL Debate – 24/05/21 Minister doesn’t rule out liable investigation into Mica By News Highland – August 6, 2020 Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more