Virgin will not compete with rival Eurostar

first_imgMonday 25 October 2010 7:32 pm whatsapp Virgin will not compete with rival Eurostar Read This NextRicky 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 WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap KCS-content VIRGIN Trains has denied suggestions it may launch rival services against Eurostar on the new high-speed line from London to continental Europe.Eurotunnel last week reportedly said Virgin was among those companies who could start running trains from the capital to European cities such as Paris, Brussels and Cologne.German state railway Deutsche Bahn (DB) already plans services from London to Amsterdam and Frankfurt in 2012 or 2013 to compete with Eurostar, cashing in on new European Union rules opening up national railways to rival operators.Virgin has considered running international services, but decided against it on commercial and operational grounds. A Virgin spokesman said the market was not big enough to share with Eurostar, which carried 9.2m passengers in 2009.The spokesman said Virgin, which carries about 28m passengers a year on its West Coast route from London to Manchester and Glasgow, wanted to focus on renewing that franchise.He said Virgin would also have to buy new high-speed trains that comply with Channel Tunnel safety rules, recruit enough multi-lingual staff and provide immigration facilities.“We never say never, but we have looked at it in the past and it’s not a priority for us,” the spokesman said.Eurostar has responded to DB’s plans by unveiling its own expansion, including a £700m scheme to buy 10 new trains from German manufacturer Siemens and to refurbish its existing rolling stock, which was built by the French group Alstom.Alstom yesterday launched High Court legal action against Eurostar, claiming the Siemens trains fail to meet Channel Tunnel safety regulations.Eurostar rejected the claims, saying the competition tender for the trains met European rules and that it chose Siemens because it made the best offer. Share Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ whatsapplast_img read more

Carlyle buys bearings maker

first_img Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Tuesday 1 March 2011 7:24 pm Carlyle buys bearings maker whatsapp Sharecenter_img More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBemoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Carlyle Group will buy Japanese ball bearing maker Tsubaki Nakashima from Nomura Holdings for about $800m (£491.5m), the largest acquisition by a buyout firm in Japan in more than a year. Nomura said yesterday that its principal finance arm would sell a 95.56 per cent stake in Tsubaki Nakashima to Carlyle, estimating the company’s value at 66bn yen. Carlyle launched a 215.6bn yen Japan fund in 2006. A significant portion of the money has yet to be spent. Co-founder David Rubenstein also said Carlyle was looking at deals in the Middle East region, saying that the unrest has not yet had an impact on the private equity firm’s portfolio companies there. whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Galaxy Gaming hails online growth as revenue rises in 2018

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Tags: Online Gambling Independent table games provider Galaxy Gaming has reported a 25% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, citing the performance of its internet-based games operation as one the main drivers behind this rise. However increased costs saw the supplier’s full-year net loss rise to $1.2m. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Casino & gamescenter_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Table games Independent table games provider Galaxy Gaming has reported a 25% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, citing the performance of its internet-based games operation as one the main drivers behind this rise.Revenue for the 12 months through to December 31, 2018, amounted to $18.6m (£14.3m/€16.6m), up from $14.9m in the previous year.Galaxy put this growth down to higher revenue from its internet-based gaming activities, supported by uptake in its Bonus Jackpot System. The supplier also benefitted from the strong performance of its premium games such as Heads Up Hold ’em, High Card Flush, and Player’s Edge, which command a higher price point per unit.The provider also noted that the adoption of an accounting standards update in relation to contracts with customers resulted in additional revenue of $986,637 for the year.Galaxy noted a rise in costs and expenses in 2018, with the provider spending a total of $14.6m over the course of the year, up from $12.4m in 2017.Most of this was attributable to selling, general and administrative costs, where Galaxy saw spending increase from $9.1m to $10.9m. Research and development costs also hiked from $488,829 to $926,474, but spending on ancillary products and assembled components dipped from $226,077 to $142,776.Depreciation and amortisation increased from $1.77m to $1.84m, though share-based compensation declined from $813,480 to $776,354.However, the overall increase in expenses and costs did not stop Galaxy posting a net income of $1.2m for the year, compared to a loss of $11,423 in 2017.Income before provision for income taxes stood at $1.4m, up from $553,150 last year, with provision for income taxes down from $564,573 to $196,798. Galaxy also noted improved adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation, with this rising 30% from $5.08m to $6.59m.Reflecting on the results, president and CEO Todd Cravens said he was proud of the performance in 2018, paying tribute to Galaxy’s fourth-quarter showing in particular.For the final three months of the year, revenue increased by 18% from $4.6m to $4.89m, while net income improved from a loss of $66,000 to a positive of $483,000. Adjusted EBITDA also hiked 8% year-on-year to $1.58m in Q4.“Despite spending time analysing strategic alternatives in Q4, we delivered solid revenue growth during the quarter,” Cravens said, “I hope we’ll be able to do more of the same in 2019: delivering table game solutions that serve our casino clients well by attracting and exciting their guests.”Galaxy’s CFO Harry Hagerty added: “Our balance sheet matured significantly in 2018. Cash on hand increased 76%, adjusted EBITDA increased 30% and total debt (gross) increased 6%. “Our ratio of total debt to adjusted EBITDA improved to 1.5x at year-end,” he said. “In 2019, I hope we will see opportunities to put our balance sheet to work in the service of growing our business.” 2nd April 2019 | By contenteditor Galaxy Gaming hails online growth as revenue rises in 2018last_img read more

Meikles Limited ( 2005 Annual Report

first_imgMeikles Limited ( listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2005 annual report.For more information about Meikles Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Meikles Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Meikles Limited (  2005 annual report.Company ProfileMeikles Limited is an established 100-year old company in Zimbabwe primarily invested in the agriculture, hotels and retail sector. The company operates six business segments; hospitality, retail stores which include department stores, supermarkets and wholesalers, and agricultural, financial services and security. Its well-known brands include the Meikles Hotel, Victoria Falls Hotel, TM Supermarkets, Meikles Stores and Tanganda Tea which produces, packs and distributes Zimbabwe’s famous tea brand aswell as Tinga Mira, a bottled spring water brand. Tanganda Tea Company also owns estates that produce avocados and macadamia nuts. Meikles Limited has department stores in three major cities in Zimbabwe which includes Barbours department store in Harare; and has a national footprint with 50 retail stores in towns and cities throughout Zimbabwe. Meikles Limited recently expanded into the mining and guarding sector and owns Meikles Centar Mining and Meikles Guard Services (Private) Limited in Zimbabwe. Meikles Financial Services offers mobile financial solutions and bill payment services to the retail and commercial sector in Zimbabwe; under the brand name My Cash. Meikles Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

16-year-old dies in one car crash on Ponkan Road in Apopka

first_img horrible, those kids including the one that died was my best friends. From the Florida Highway PatrolThe Florida Highway Patrol responded to a one-car-crash on or near the intersection of Ponkan Road and Golden Gem Road in Apopka Thursday afternoon that resulted in one death and four injuries.According to the report, the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Ponkan Road, and for an unknown reason the driver lost control and struck the curb. The car traveled across the westbound lanes and left the roadway. The side of the vehicle struck a power pole and overturned.According to the FHP, five boys ages 14-19 were in the vehicle when it hit the pole. Their injuries ranged from minor to critical, and a 16-year-old boy, who was a passenger, died as a result of his injuries.All four of the injured passengers were transported to the Orlando Regional Medical Center.The crash remains under investigation and charges are pending. Sorry to hear this. Seargent Saunders Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSFlorida Highway Patrol Previous articleTake a look at the new Apopka ambulanceNext articleTo avoid injury, get moving! Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 4 COMMENTS Mama Mia Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Bryce thats Rebeccas son isnt it? February 23, 2018 at 5:38 am February 26, 2018 at 11:10 am February 23, 2018 at 9:56 am Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replycenter_img Bryce You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Shannon February 23, 2018 at 3:01 pm Reply Reply Please enter your comment! Reply Please enter your name here The driver survives, right? The DRIVER was supposed to be in control of the car and as such, the DRIVER would have controlled such things as speed, steering and was the person to tell the others to use seat belts. This was NOT a “tragic accident”. It was a PREVENTABLE COLLISION. The DRIVER failed to control the car and in all probability was showing off in front of the others. He just had to to show the others how to drive. Right. Sure. What he did was cause the DEATH of one passenger and injuries to the others…all because of HIS FAILURE to drive responsibly. This guy needs to be charged, convicted and locked up for a long time for what HE did. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

Julien Dupuy attacks the eyes of Stephen Ferris

first_imgMonday Dec 14, 2009 Julien Dupuy attacks the eyes of Stephen Ferris As you might have seen in the highlights from the weekend, Stade Francais scrumhalf Julien Dupuy did his best to get himself in hot water by sticking his fingers where they dont belong in the eyes of Ulster flanker Stephen Ferris.While the highlights clip didnt show the incident too clearly, weve got a better piece of footage for you here today, which includes it slowed down, as well as words from Ferris following the match.Dupuy, who was yellow carded earlier for an off the ball shoulder charge, raked his fingers over the face and eyes of Ferris not once, but twice.The British & Irish Lions player did well not to react, but a fight broke out at the same time, with two other players being yellow carded.One of those players, Stade Francais prop David Attoub, is also the focus of attention this morning as a photograph of him shoving his finger into Ferris eye is also being reviewed, apparently.The two will more than likely be fingered by the citing commissioner some time today. Dupuy will be anyway, as it might be difficult to suspend a player based on a photograph like that.“I was furious,” said Ferris, who had his headgear ripped off during the incident.“When I was on the ground I felt numerous fingers in my eye. There was argy-bargy throughout the game, and I don’t mind that, rugby is a physical game.“I would hate to get anyone cited and if someone hit me a dig in the jaw I would take it and get on with the game, but not when someone goes for your eyes. It’s disappointing because I thought it was being cut out of the game, but it still seems to be in the French game and it has to be cut out.“I will just let the citing commissioner sort it out. There was no apology afterwards. All Dupuy said to me on the pitch was ‘I did not do anything, nothing happened’ and I said well soon see and just walked off.”If convicted, Dupuy will face a lengthy ban that will be at least as severe as what Shane Jennings recently got handed, 12 weeks, for an incident that didnt look as bad as this one. Well keep you updated as we hear more. UPDATE: Dupuy has been handed 6 months for his actions. Attoub’s case is postponed until further evidence is available. :: Related Posts :: Ulster impressive as they beat Stade Francais at Ravenhill Shane Jennings cited for alleged eye gouge on Nick Kennedy Leicester vs Bath – Big hits and Dupuy’s winning try Time: 03:13ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Related Articles 81 WEEKS AGO scottish prop saves fire victim 84 WEEKS AGO New Rugby X tournament insane 112 WEEKS AGO Vunipola stands by his comments supporting… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

100 MPs declare their support for VAT campaign

first_img 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 11 March 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 100 MPs declare their support for VAT campaign Tagged with: Finance More than 100 MPs have backed a campaign to enable charities to get compensation for the Value Added Tax (VAT) they cannot recover, and the increased National Insurance contributions they will be facing from April.Bob Russell MP has tabled a Parliamentary Early Day Motion (EDM) calling on the Government “to introduce measures to reduce or remove this crippling financial burden on charities”, which has now received 100 signatories. The MPs come from a cross-section of the parties and includes over 50 Labour back benchers. A number of front-benchers have also written to the Charity Finance Directors’ Group expressing their support.Irrecoverable VAT is estimated to cost the charity sector more than £400 million per year, whilst the impact of the increases in National Insurance are estimated to cost the sector more than £50 million per year. Advertisement  41 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Fauna and Flora International raise £33,000 from Web/WAP site

first_img Sales of animal-sound ringtone downloads from Fauna and Flora International’s (FFI) new Web/WAP site wildlive! have raised £33,000 in five and a half months.FFI has combined an online community website with WAP technology to offer a service that is accessible via both computer and mobile phone.The site was built by and was launched on 1 June 2004. Yet without any publicity it had already raised £33,000 from its animal ring-tones section in its testing period between mid-December 2003 and May 2004. This offers twenty-one tones such as a barking zebra and the melodic sound of tree frogs. These can be bought and downloaded to a mobile phone almost instantly. Advertisement Wildlive! was implemented using a grant from The Vodafone Group Foundation together with technical support from Vodafone UK. Vodafone also transfers 100% of the income generated through downloads to FFI. Through the site FFI aims to provide a valuable information resource and a venue for sharing best practice, news and ideas about conservation around the globe.As well as the ringtone income, the site also allows visitors the chance to buy photographs, pay their annual subscription to FFI if they are members, or make a donation online.Ken Banks, Project Technical Advisor at FFI, said: “with the help of Vodafone Global Content Services we plan to extend the service throughout 2004, looking specifically at a global rollout and region-specific content.” Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Research / statistics 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 9 June 2004 | Newscenter_img Fauna and Flora International raise £33,000 from Web/WAP site AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

American Soybean Executive Committee Now Includes Indiana’s Steinkamp

first_img American Soybean Executive Committee Now Includes Indiana’s Steinkamp SHARE The Board of Directors of the American Soybean Association (ASA) has confirmed Wade Cowan from Brownfield, Texas, as its newest President and moved outgoing President Ray Gaesser from Corning, Iowa, to the position of Chairman. Board members also elected Richard Wilkins, Greenwood, Del., to serve as First Vice President.“I’m pleased with the team we elected today and I think it’s an important step toward a world class standard as an organization,” Cowan said. “We will work together this year to unify and move agriculture forward.”First Vice President is an office that places Wilkins in line to be the association’s president in 2016.“It’s an honor to be selected by your peers and given the opportunity to serve the soybean industry,” Wilkins said. “It will be an endeavor to work hard with the other leadership and address the challenges and opportunities we face as an industry.”Also elected to form ASA’s nine-member executive committee were Secretary Ron Moore, Ill.; Treasurer Davie Stephens, Ky.; Vice Presidents Kevin Hoyer, Wis.; Bret Davis, Ohio; Joe Steinkamp, Ind. and John Heisdorffer, Iowa. Gaesser said he looks forward to working with the newly elected leaders this year.“We have a great team elected for leadership at ASA,” he said. “We’re excited about being proactive and addressing those issues that impact soybean farmers.”Elections were held in St. Louis at ASA’s annual winter board meeting, and the meeting also served as a venue to celebrate the retirements of Alan Kemper of Lafayette, IN, Jim Andrew, Robert Ross, Dean Campbell, Danny Murphy, Bob Worth and Ron Bunjer.Assuming positions on the Board as new members at the meeting were Kendall Culp, Ind.; Wayne Fredericks, Iowa; E.L. Reed, Mo.; Brooks Hurst, Mo.; Bill Wykes, Ill.; Willard Jack, Miss.; Monte Peterson, N.D.;  Joel Schreurs, Minn. and George Goblish, Minn.Source: ASA Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articlePurdue to Offer Online Agronomy Essentials Course Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News American Soybean Executive Committee Now Includes Indiana’s Steinkamp SHARE Facebook Twitter By Andy Eubank – Dec 16, 2014 last_img read more

Ohio Co-ops Merge

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 8, 2016 Home Indiana Agriculture News Ohio Co-ops Merge Facebook Twitter Members of two of the largest cooperatives in Ohio approved the merger that will unify their businesses. Sunrise and Trupointe cooperative member votes were counted in a special meeting held yesterday, at each corporate office. Of the ballots returned, 64.0 % of Sunrise membership and 73.9% of Trupointe membership were in favor of merging. Both numbers exceed the minimum requirements to move the merger forward. “The member support of this merger shows that the cooperative vision for our future is aligned with that of our membership,” says Larry Hammond, President and CEO of Trupointe. “Our membership is the foundation of our cooperatives. We are excited to bring this new venture together, which we believe will create additional opportunity for increased member value.”“This merger really was and is about creating more for our members together than we could separately,” says George Secor, President and CEO of Sunrise. “As we move forward, we will work hard to deliver on that promise for our members.”Through joining these cooperatives, a number of benefits to the membership are expected.Stronger Equity – continued ability to return profits to membership as well as timelyequity redemption.Asset Investments – increased ability for greater investments in facilities and assets.Marketplace Momentum – access to key partnership and product supply chains, increasing opportunity and innovation availability.The new cooperative will begin operations September 1, 2016, under the leadership of George Secor (presiding CEO of Sunrise Cooperative). First actions of the new Board of Directors will be to select the headquarters location and identify the cooperative’s name. Jointly, the cooperative will boast more than $900 million in sales.“This is a merger of equals and intention, not necessity. The fact that we were both able to select a partner who paralleled our strengths and vision for the future is one of the strongest ways to begin a new venture,” says Secor. Ohio Co-ops Merge Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous articleCrop Insurance Application Deadline NearingNext articleChina Needs Supply-Side Agriculture Reforms Hoosier Ag Today SHARElast_img read more