Berlin to introduce legislation to ratify Fourth State Treaty

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting licences, meanwhile, were awarded following years of delays and legal challenges on 9 October, under the country’s Third State Treaty. To date 15 licences have been issued, including four to GVC alone. Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany Under the treaty and the transition period, operators must implement a €1 per spin cap on slot stakes, as well as restrictions on in-play wagering. The Minister-Presidents of the 16 federal states have already ratified the treaty. The heads of state had already approved the draft legislation in March this year, while European Commission made no intervention when the GlüNeuRStV was notified to the body. Tags: Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvertrag GlüNeuRStV Berlin 10th December 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle The Treaty must also be signed by the mayor, Michael Müller, in order to come into effect. In September, Geisel instructed Müller to sign the treaty. A version of the State Treaty must be passed by the state’s House of Representatives (Abgeordnetenhaus) in order for it to be ratified.  In addition, a €1,000 spending limit will be applied across all players, but a small number of users will be able to apply to have this cap raised to €10,000 or €30,000. These players must receive enhanced due diligence checks. The Minister of the Interior for the German capital Berlin, Andreas Geisel, has instructed the state legislature to introduce a bill to ratify the country’s Fourth State Treaty for Gambling, the Glücksspielneuregulierungstaatsvertrag (GlüNeuRStV). Berlin to introduce legislation to ratify Fourth State Treaty Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Legal & compliance In total, 13 of the 16 states must approve the legislation if it is to come into effect. However, states have already set up a transitional regime, in which operators will be permitted to offer online sports betting, poker and slots under the terms of the new treaty until it becomes law. Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Casino regulation Online casino Legal Regulation Email Addresslast_img read more

Quality Beverages Limited ( Q12014 Interim Report

first_imgQuality Beverages Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Quality Beverages Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Quality Beverages Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Quality Beverages Limited (  2014 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileQuality Beverages Limited bottles and distributes soft drinks and non-carbonated beverages. The company manufactures and distributes Pepsico brands for the Mauritian territory and operates as a subsidiary of Currimjee Jeewanjee and Co. Limited. Quality Beverages Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius’ Development and Enterprise Market.last_img read more

Lions 2013 squad options: Flankers

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS If Gatland wants to muscle and hustle the Wallabies then, alongside the three mentioned above, he needs thankless slobber-knockers. He needs players happy to pull up their knees as they hang to a long chain, replacing the wrecking ball. He needs players who do not enjoy seeing the same shape of face from one week to the next.With Stephen Ferris looking to be downed through injury, Kelly Brown, Peter O’Mahony, Ryan Jones and Dan Lydiate are the kind of players that could fall into this category. They have varying levels of destructive ability – Brown and Jones are constants with leadership qualities, while O’Mahony and Lydiate are the wrecking balls – but all of them to a man are selfless and show blatant disregard for personal safety.All-rounder: O’Mahony offers optionsHowever, if a mix is desired or Gatland wants players near the ruck to launch the counter attack rather than someone to link to a back to break, something Wales regularly do, then there are slicker options out there.Tom Croft and Tom Wood are both players who may have purposely become illiterate; such is their lack of interest in the number on their backs. All they care about is running for a long time and bending round tackles and collision zones like gymnasts doing python impersonations.Then there are the dart addicts; the flankers who just want the feeling of the wind in their hair and the sight of several defenders in front of them. Sean O’Brien is the biggest fan of bundling beyond tacklers in the British Isles, but there is also Steffon Armitage, the try-maven of Toulon and the Top 14. He’s off Lancaster’s radar, but is he on Gatland’s? HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND – JUNE 23: Peter O’Mahony of Ireland wins lineout ball during the International Test Match between New Zealand and Ireland at Waikato Stadium on June 23, 2012 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images) One direction: Wales backrow Sam Warburton seems certain to tour in the summer but will he make the Test team?By Alan DymockIN THE aftermath of the 6 Nations and with time running out we are all confronted with the starkest of choices: who are our Lions?An obvious point of conjecture, there were at least some standouts in recent weeks. So in the interest of making clear what Warren Gatland, Graham Rowntree, Rob Howley and Andy Farrell face before the squad announcement on April 30, Rugby World will sift through the runners and riders in each key position.Of course, if you are looking for a dirty street fight for the ages, look on in horror and awe as the flankers claw for those precious few places in European cups and league footie. Perhaps the two most scrutinised players on the park during a Lions test, the flanks are slots that every home nation feels they have a shot of representation.Workrate: Robshaw has had a fine seasonLooking at the highly sought after berths, there is a lot of debate around two men. Depending on who you talk to, one or both must start that first test. Both are Welsh, both have engines bigger that a drag-racing monster truck and both have an impressive and varied skill set.Should Justin Tipuric or Sam Warburton start? Frankly, it is an irrelevant question, as both will tour this summer and will have opportunities make the Test team. Much like considerations on England captain Chris Robshaw, the brain-aching decision on where to make use of the versatile wing-forward falls solely with the head coach, but we can at least all be certain that if all three do not tour there will be not-so-quiet riots in stale, beer stained, clubrooms around the land.What must be determined is what style of squad Gatland wants. It is fine watching a one-off European Cup game and saying someone who played well should be a bolter, but there is a tactical consideration that is more enduring than one performance in isolation. Want a truly left-field consideration? Groundhog and nuisance-in-general Ross Rennie has been back and playing well for Edinburgh of late…When the list of players comes out the bracket of flankers will almost serve as a mission statement for the Lions. When we know the breakaways we will know what style of rugby the Lions want to play.last_img read more

On this day in history 3,000 years ago – first contact

first_img Richard Photo by Mana5280 Leo January 31, 2020 at 5:53 pm I really love it when you give examples from your childhood! Dear CSH, I suppose that is the answer for most of the ills that we are exposed to in this old world, not being exposed to it we close our eyes and walk away and act like it never happened. Thanks so much, Chax Mike McFadden YOU KNOW, there should room for all 0f us! I love all of God’s creatures and I felt sorry for both the humans and the big bear! You make your stories so real and you have the ability to touch our heart strings. Still, keep it up as I never tire of your story telling!! 12 COMMENTS January 20, 2020 at 2:37 pm Sad story but we have not learned as we continue to engulf the land that is home to wildlife and cover it with housing developments and malls. Then we wonder why we have bears and coyotes as regular visitors in our yards… January 24, 2020 at 1:14 pm Leo, it sounds to me that you are calling me a bear! Do I really smell like a bear? Well, maybe? Chaz January 19, 2020 at 7:54 am Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Reply CSG Don Young Please enter your comment! charles towne Reply charles towne InspirationBy Charles TowneThe time is late fall, the year is sometime near the beginning of 1000 BC. The place is somewhere in that vast wilderness that will one day, nearly three thousand years in the future be called British Columbia, Canada.The big grizzly knows that the time of the long sleep is fast approaching. He is returning to the familiar cave where he was born and where he has spent the previous seven winters.  From the time that he emerged from the cave in late spring his existence has been one continuous search for food.  All summer and fall he has gorged himself, becoming fat for this purpose.The bear’s entire life, his very existence is a round of sleeping and eating, all in preparation for this time.  He is huge, weighing in excess of twelve hundred pounds. When he emerged from the cave in the spring he had weighed less than nine hundred pounds but the warm months have been good to him and now he is ready for the long sleep.His has been a solitary existence broken only for that short time during the summer when he had spent ten days with the four-year-old female.  At the end of that brief interlude they had separated without a farewell glance.Strangers again.It is a fact that if they were to meet again as competitors over some choice food spot or perhaps a goat that had been killed in a rockslide they would likely fight for its possession rather than relinquish it. Now, due to the urgency of the season’s lateness he is on the way back to the cave.Languid, almost drowsy he looks forward to the sleep for he can almost feel the cold and the deep snows about to fall upon the land.  When he is yet some distance away from his destination he suddenly shakes away his lethargy and lifts his head, every sense alert, his sensitive nose drinking in the air. With a growing unease he senses a difference upon the land, a disturbance.  He has smelled wood smoke before, even seen fire when lightning struck a great tree and set it ablaze.At those times he invariably steered his course away from the strange phenomenon, but this is different for the source of the smoke is ahead of him, in fact it seems to be coming from the direction of his familial cave. A low rumble emanates from deep in the bear’s chest as he cautiously moves forward. The smoke rises from a small fire at the very mouth of his cave.This is incomprehensible to the bear.But there is yet another odor intermingling with the smoke, a strange smell that causes him to hesitate in bewilderment and confusion.  Then the bear hears the unfamiliar sound of voices, and suddenly two creatures, the like of which he has never seen, emerge from the mouth of the cave. Ursas Horribilus, The most horrible bear, lifts himself to a standing position to better see the men. Whatever these impudent creatures are, they stand in his way. Dropping to all fours he roars his terrifying challenge and then, moving incredibly fast for such a large animal, he charges. The strange creatures react swiftly and as the bear rushes down upon them in leaping bounds they meet him with long, flint tipped spears.  Soon the earth shaking roars of the bear cease but not before the shouts of the strange creatures have turned to screams, then a terrible silence falls across the wilderness.Afterward the bear painfully drags himself past the mangled bodies, past the fire.Without the creatures to feed it the fire will also soon die. He slowly drags his great bulk far back into the cave.  Finally he lies down in the place that he has sought.  Some instinct has drawn him back to this place.  He is unaware of the fact but this is the exact spot where his mother had given birth to him those seven winters past.  He sighs as he closes his eyes.  It is warm here in the cave.  He no longer feels the terrible pain where the spear has pierced his chest.  Sighing deeply again, he opens his eyes and stares into the darkness of the cave.  The silence is complete.  He sighs once again and lowers his massive head.  Then, yielding to the inevitable, he closes his eyes, and sleeps.Snow was falling outside the cave and as it fell it began to cover what it must.  Other men would come.  They would find the broken bones of the two men, and Far back in the cave the bones of the gigantic bear would also be found and there, amongst the bones they would find the flint spear point.  They would almost reverently and in awe touch the huge canines in the time-whitened skull.The sun yielded to the cloud swept moon and as the night wind suggestively moaned and whispered, the flickering light of the fire faded into the shadows and was hungrily devoured by the darkness. The small group of men spoke in hushed tones of what they had found.  They sat, huddled together for fear of what the night might hold.  Restless, and with no small amount of unease, they sat with their backs to the fire, weapons at hand, as they listened to the night sounds and as they strained their eyes, staring into the night trying to pierce the darkness, to see what terror lurked there.And the great bear prowled out there in the darkness, in the shadowy darkness of their minds, for he would live on in their imaginings, and he prowls there still. Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. charles towne January 24, 2020 at 12:30 pm Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Yes Mike, You are right, it is sad. There are times it seems that we will only be satisfied when there is no more wild land, wild places, or wild sounds, and the only smells that assail our nostrils will be the odor of exhaust fumes and the only wild sounds are the growls of diesel engines or the whine of aircraft engines. All of these are are somehow foreign to my eye and ear. In some ugly way this is not at all what God intended. Bless you Mike, Chaz NH charles towne January 22, 2020 at 2:10 am Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here NH, To be honest with you I feel for both the men and the bear. Sad, but real. I am with you as we sit and watch the tragedy played out. someday the scenario will be played out and there will be no more death. Bless you guys, Chaz Reply Reply Reply Reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter charles towne Reply Reply January 25, 2020 at 9:16 pm TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleMartin Luther King Jr. – A life unfinishedNext articleResponding with faith to sudden bad news Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Love this…felt as if I was in the cave with the bear, watching this unfold! You have a glorious gift with words my dear friend. Happy Sunday! charles towne January 29, 2020 at 8:39 pm Richard, believe it or not that wasn’t from my own childhood. I might be old, but not quite THAT old! Thanks pal, Chaz January 30, 2020 at 5:33 pm The Anatomy of Fear Reply Charles ! You seem like you’re in the cave, smell as a bear, eat like a bear and sleep like a bear …Amazing article that move you directly to that ages.GOD Bless You Charlitos !!! Reply January 21, 2020 at 9:18 pm Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. January 19, 2020 at 8:15 am Don, I thank you so much. You pay me a great compliment. I reckon if my gifts were limited to only this one gift of being able to tell a good story I would be satisfied. Bless you my friend, Chaz LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Reply Please enter your name here Sad story, on both accounts.I know that’s how things happen in nature. We know it, but just aren’t confronted with it. God bless you. January 20, 2020 at 9:26 amlast_img read more

New grant making standards to replace proposed anti-lobbying clause

first_imgNew grant making standards to replace proposed anti-lobbying clause Melanie May | 5 December 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9  107 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 Tagged with: Funding governancecenter_img Changes to the government’s planned ‘anti-lobbying clause’ that will see it replaced by new grant-making standards have been welcomed by the charity sector.Criticism regarding the proposed clause, which was to see a ban on charities in receipt of government grants from using those funds to lobby the government and parliament, had led to the government pausing its implementation back in April to revise its approach. The new standards however will safeguard the role of charities and others in presenting evidence to government and parliamentarians.As well as tackling this particular issue, the standards include actions aimed at preventing another Kids Company situation. A Grants Advice Panel is to be created under the standards, which will consider ‘high risk, new and contentious’ expenditure as well as any significant increase in funding to existing grant schemes. In addition all departments will be required to have robust grants approval process for spend over £100,000, and all grants need to be reviewed annually at a minimum.The new grant standards can be downloaded from the site, with details on eligible and ineligible expenditure set out in standard 6.Rob Wilson, Minister for Civil Society, said:“Government grants fund important work by thousands of charities in local communities across the country. The new grant standards will not only increase the opportunity for charities to work with government through improved grant making practices, they will better protect the role of charities to speak out on behalf of their beneficiaries whilst ensuring taxpayers’ money is used as intended.”Sir Stuart Etherington, chief executive of the NCVO, said: Advertisement “The original clause was counterproductive and would have meant grant-funded charities would be unable to provide crucial insights that improve legislation, regulation and public services.“This fundamental flaw has been recognised by the government and its new guidance is crystal clear in saying that activities such as raising issues with ministers and civil servants, responding to consultations and contributing to the general policy debate are not only permitted but actively welcomed. The new standards also have the potential to improve grant-making across government, ensuring public money is fairly awarded and effectively spent.”  106 total views,  1 views today About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via read more

FARC stays true to its predator reputation in new wave of attacks on press

first_img News 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies Reports Organisation Receive email alerts RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Reporters Without Borders voiced alarm today about a new wave of threats and attacks on journalists in May and June, in which the guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have often been to blame. The organisation is also worried about hostility towards the media displayed in recent student protests against an announced cut in government funding for state universities.“The FARC are staying true to their reputation as press freedom predators in the regions where they are still active,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Their threats are becoming more targeted and direct and their methods are just as appalling as those used by the paramilitaries. The programmes for the protection of journalists that are jointly operated by the government and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights must be revised as a matter of urgency, to make them more effective.”The press freedom organisation added: “We also have no hesitation in condemning recent physical attacks on journalists by student demonstrators, who stupidly identify the press with what they perceive as government hostility towards them. We hope the complaints filed by news media will be properly investigated.”Freelance journalist Afranio Franco received four threatening phone calls between 14 May and 6 June that are thought to have come from the FARC. He was awoken in his hotel room in Planadas, in the central department of Tolima, in the early hours of one morning in early May by two gunmen, who told him to hand over the camera he had been using. He replied that it was in his cameraman’s room. They took him there and held both journalists in the room before finally leaving with their equipment and material.Rodrigo Callejas, a journalist based in Fresno, in the department of Tolima, who works for radio Fresno Estéreo, received a phone call on 20 May from a man identifying himself as Luis Alfonso and claiming to represent the FARC. Alfonso said: “This is serious. Listen, your are meddling in our business and for this reason you are going to die.” The call came one day after Callejas, while covering a visit by the departmental governor to Fresno, had noted the presence of a suspicious-looking man with his face hidden by a hat. Alfonso also warned him “not to touch René Quitián,” referring to an individual who was recently sentenced to five years in prison for “rebellion.” And he criticised Callejas’ links to a businessman suspected of colluding with the paramilitary alliance known as the United Self-Defence Groups of Colombia (AUC). Alfonso finally warned Callejas that his phone was being tapped and he was being followed.Student violenceJuan Alberto Giraldo, a reporter for local TV station Telecafé and a correspondent for Noticiero CM&, was struck on the head by a stone thrown during clashes between police and students on 8 June in the western city of Manizales.El Nuevo Día, a daily based in Ibagué, the capital of Tolima department, needed 60 policemen to fend off an attack by students throwing stones and spraying its walls with graffiti on 13 June, five days after it published photos of violent behaviour during a student demonstration.El Nuevo Día reporter Adriana Montealegre and photographer Helmer Parra were threatened and ordered to erase the photos in their cameras while covering a meeting at the University of Tolima on 12 June. Hooded demonstrators obstructed and attacked photographers on other campuses during the same wave of protests.The press have also had to face hostility from the police and army. Members of the armed forces fired shots in the air to drive back about a dozen local journalists who went to cover the deaths of soldiers in a FARC attack on 10 May in the southwestern city of Tulua. Two days later, four journalists were attacked and beaten by police on the street in the northern city of Barranquilla. One of them, Isis Beleño of the daily El Heraldo, was injured. April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information RSF, IFEX-ALC and Media Defence, support FLIP and journalist Diana Díaz against state harassment in Colombia to go further News June 21, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 FARC stays true to its predator reputation in new wave of attacks on press ColombiaAmericas News RSF_en May 13, 2021 Find out more ColombiaAmericas Follow the news on Colombia Reporters Without Borders is alarmed by a wave of threats and attacks on journalists throughout the country. Some have been attributed to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. Others were the work of protesting students. The police and army were also responsible for two incidents. October 21, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

CFPB Offers Clarification to Proposed Data Collection Update

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a contributing writer for DS News. He is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing, and has studied abroad in Athens, Greece. An East Texas native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe CFPB data Regulation 2017-04-13 Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago On Thursday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a proposal with the aim to ease the adoption of mortgage data reporting requirements, which are to take effect in January.In fall of 2015, the CFPB introduced new data reporting requirements which are set to take effect next year under the 1974 Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA), updating existing rules which will make lenders provide information on property value, the terms of the loan, the term of prepayment penalties and the duration of teaser or introductory interest rates. The HMDA was intended to address problems faced by minorities in gaining access to a mortgage, and requires lenders to collect data from the purchase, home improvements, and refinancing and report that data to federal regulators.However, the increased amount of data which the CFPB has required lenders to report has led increased complications. Several lenders and trade groups have asked for clarification on the definition and reporting requirements for new HMDA reporting categories, such as “loan purpose” the unique identifier for the originator of the loan.In a statement, the CFPB let firms know that they can avoid reporting on those topics if they do not have the information due to loans which were purchased from a third party. In addition, the CFPB stated that incorrect information while using a geocoding tool will not mean the lender will be held accountable under HMDA.“The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act shines a much-needed spotlight on the mortgage market, which is the largest consumer financial market in the world,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray said in a statement. “Today’s proposal reflects the bureau’s ongoing and substantive engagement with stakeholders in the marketplace, and will help industry meet its new reporting obligations.”In addition to adding more data points to be reported, the CFPB’s new HMDA rule will make reporting data online easier. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img April 13, 2017 1,175 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Fannie Mae Announces Reperforming Loan Sale Winner Next: Dart Appraisal, HouseCanary Announce New Valuation Product Share Save About Author: Seth Welborn Related Articles  Print This Post CFPB Offers Clarification to Proposed Data Collection Update Home / Daily Dose / CFPB Offers Clarification to Proposed Data Collection Update Tagged with: CFPB data Regulation The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agolast_img read more

‘Unacceptable’ delays in accessing Ballybofey FAS services

first_imgNews Previous articleBishop Hegarty clarifies position on abuse cover-up claimsNext articleSinn Fein launches job proposals News Highland Pinterest Facebook WhatsApp A Councillor is calling on the government recruitment ban to be lifted for the FAS agency as it is claimed that in some cases those losing their jobs are faced with a wait of up to a month before seeing a FAS official.Stranorlar Councillor Martin Harley says the situation seems to be particularly bad in his area.He says currently staff that leave FAS are not being replaced and as a result people seeking the agencies services are experiencing unacceptable delays: HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme center_img Google+ Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ‘Unacceptable’ delays in accessing Ballybofey FAS services Twitter Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal By News Highland – March 19, 2010 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

Audio Update – Harley, Mc Gowan and Doherty elected in Lifford- Stranorlar

first_imgHomepage BannerNewsx Elections 2019 Audio Update – Harley, Mc Gowan and Doherty elected in Lifford- Stranorlar Pinterest Three councillors have been elected on the first count in the Lifford -Stranorlar Electoral Area.Fine Gael’s Martin Harley, Fianna Fail’s Patrick Mc Gowan and Sinn Fein’s Gary Doherty were all deemed elected, after exceeding the quota.All three have been speaking to Michaela Clarke…….Martin HarleyAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Patrick Mc GowanAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Gary DohertyAudio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – May 26, 2019 Google+ Facebook WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Google+center_img Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleAudio update – O’Donnell elected on first count in MilfordNext articleAudio update – Mc Dermott elected in Carndonagh News Highland WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Higher profits brewing for prolific retail tenant Starbucks

first_imgAfter closing hundreds of stores, Starbucks is growing again. (Getty)As Starbucks attempts to reel customers away from their home-brewing habits, the company says it expects higher profits this year.It’s a welcome sign for owners of retail space.As sales plummeted last year, Starbucks shuttered 400 stores across the country. But now the coffeehouse chain’s business is growing again. The company said Tuesday that global same-store sales in its March-ended quarter increased 15 percent from the same period last year, the Wall Street Journal reported.Read moreStarbucks puts the lid on 400 storesEarnings up, stores down: Why successful retailers close locationsNYC retail visits just about back to pre-pandemic level Full Name* Email Address* Tags Same-store sales in the U.S. rose 9 percent, while international sales accounted for the majority of the growth. However, the figures fell below analysts’ expectations for sales to grow 17 percent globally.ADVERTISEMENTThe chain also raised earnings expectations for the year to between $2.65 and $2.75 a share, up from $2.42 to $2.62.Like many stores, Starbucks has attracted more members to an online loyalty program. In the last quarter, it had 23 million U.S. members, an 18 percent increase from last year.However, it’s unknown whether the chain will open more stores. Even retailers who have done well during the pandemic, including Starbucks competitor Dunkin, are shuttering some stores.[WSJ] — Sasha JonesContact Sasha Jones Message* Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Commercial Real EstateRetailRetail Real Estatelast_img read more