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Willian ready to fight for the Champions League spot

first_imgThis season hasn’t been an easy one for Chelsea but Willian still believes that they can secure the Champions League for the upcoming season – and a win against Liverpool would help them massively.The Brazilian winger is aware of the fact that by beating the Reds, they can close the gap between these two to just two points – and it is something which is not impossible to overcome at the end of the season.The Chelsea offensive player spoke about the upcoming game as he said, according to Goal:divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“It’s a massive game because we still have a chance of catching them and qualifying for next season’s Champions League, but to do that we have to win this game, we have to win every game.”“We are playing at home but they are a good team who are full of confidence so we have to pay great attention in every type of situation. We want to win the game and we have prepared very well.”“We have to win these two games, especially when you play at home. We cannot lose points at Stamford Bridge. We are ready to fight to try to win these matches.”last_img read more

Vieira defends Villa omission

first_imgPatrick Vieira defended his decision to not start David Villa as New York City FC cruised to a comfortable 3-0 win against Orlando City in the MLSNew York continued their unbeaten home run this season by with rookie Ismael Tajouri-Shradi netting a brace and Maximiliano Morález adding another to secure a 3-0 win at the Yankee Stadium on Saturday.A healthy Villa was left on the bench for the encounter and the New York captain was notably upset by Vieira’s decision.“Top players will never accept being on the bench. It’s why they had the career that they had,” said Vieira, according to the MLS website.“I think I have a really good relationship with David. We talk a lot and as a coach, I have to think about the team first before thinking about the individual. It’s a tough decision, but this is part of my job and David, Maxime [Chanot], all the players who are on the bench are not happy to be on the bench. I will be upset if I find out players on the bench are quite really happy.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.The French coach is aware of the quality that Villa brings to the side.“David is David and he’s still one of the top strikers in this league and he’s going to score goals for us,” he said.“There’s no doubt about it.”The former Barcelona and Valencia star, who has scored eight league goals this season, came on for the final 25 minutes of the game.last_img read more

Report Bacca stalling Sporting move

first_imgPortuguese Sports newspaper A Bola has reported that Milan and Sporting CP have agreed terms for Carlos Bacca, but the Colombian is keen on a move to Spanish club Villareal.Sporting and Milan have already agreed terms for Carlos Bacca, according to A Bola.The loan deal will include an option to purchase that can be exercised at the end of the loan. The salary for the player will be shared between the two clubs.Cristiano Ronaldo, JuventusSerie A Betting: Match-day 3 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Considering there is a number of perfect starts so early in the Serie A season, as well as a few surprisingly not-so perfect ones….The striker is left in limbo after the end of his loan with Villarreal, where he scored 18 goals in 43 matches.He returned to AC Milan training base but is not part of Gennaro Gattuso’s plans and he is running out of time to find him a new club.Both A Bola and Sportitalia reported that the 32-year-old is not entirely convinced by the Sporting Lisbon transfer and would prefer to wait for Villarreal to make a move.last_img read more

Nacer Chadli I want to achieve great things at Monaco

first_imgNacer Chadli wants to “achieve great things” at AS Monaco after completing his transfer from West Bromwich Albion on ThursdayThe Ligue 1 giants announced the signing of Chadli on Thursday on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.The 29-year-old winger scored six goals in 37 games for the relegated West Brom in last season’s Premier League.He also helped Belgium record a best finish of third in this summer’s World Cup.Chadli told the club website: “I am very happy to join AS Monaco, a great French club that participates in the Champions League.“The results of the last seasons prove the quality of the project and the ambition of the club.PSG, Neymar, Ligue 1PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“I will do everything to help AS Monaco achieve great things and achieve its goals.”The Belgium international could be in line to make his Monaco debut in Sunday’s Ligue 1 home game against Marseille.? Cible en approche… ÉPISODE 2#UniqueForever pic.twitter.com/CRbFdElNnO— AS Monaco ?? (@AS_Monaco) August 30, 2018last_img read more

Christensen is confident in Chelseas run in Carabao Cup

first_imgThe team lost 1-0 against Tottenham Hotspur yesterday in the first leg of the 2018-2019 Carabao Cup Semifinal.Andreas Christensen believes the 1-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur is just a small bump and the team can overturn the deficit.Both teams played in the first leg of the Carabao Cup Semifinal yesterday.“It was a tough result,” said the Danish defender to the club’s official website.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I felt as though, especially in the second half, we had a good spell in the game.”“We played good and had chances, and we probably feel as though we should have at least got a draw from it,” he commented.“I think it was a difficult one because when the flag goes up you think it’s offside, but at the same time they said to us they had to check it, because if it wasn’t offside then it was a penalty, so it was a difficult one.“It was shown to be offside having seen it now but we can’t do anything about it,” he explained.last_img read more

Landmark Food Drug Bill passes in House of Assembly

first_img Budget cuts hurt, but necessary says TCI Deputy Premier in parliamentary debate on hurricane funds Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Mar 2016 – A landmark law was passed in the House of Assembly late Monday and it means there are now clear laws governing food quality, food service, health care drugs, beauty supplies and even the advertisement and manufacturing of these items. Health Minister, Premier Hon Rufus Ewing thanked his Environmental Health Department team for the draft Food & Drug Bill, which saw some minor changes and had some significant queries before being passed around 9pm. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you TCI Premier blasts Opposition side for “slop” information, sets it straight in HOA Related Items:food and drugs bill, house of assembly, passed Minister of Works puts government buildings reconstruction post hurricanes at $8.6mlast_img read more

Don Saunders Promises Change After Winning Tall Pines Seat

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 15, 2017 – Nassau – The Tall Pines member of parliament, Free National Movement (FNM)’s Don Saunders won his constituency with a staggering 2514 votes in last week’s general election. Saunders spoke to Magnetic Media about why he thinks he won and the changes he is ready to make in Tall Pines.“I told them that its time to pass on the baton. I told them with Don Saunders as their member of parliament, they’re gonna be able to see what’s going on in their constituency. I promised that I won’t let them down”, he said.Two of the most pressing issues in the Tall Pines constituency are crime and the lack of a community Centre. This, Saunders says that he will fix. “I promised that we are going to work on building their community Centre. I promised to establish a Community Association and a Crime Watch Association.” He also promised Tall Pines residents plans to establish a local chamber of commerce, as well as a Tall Pines Educational Fund.With a long list of promises, Saunders says the first on his agenda is to fix the dump issue in Tall Pines. The dump is great health hazard for the people of Tall Pines, as residents are constantly affected by the smoke and the smell.Don Saunders has served in many capacities in the FNM since 2002, including Council member, National Deputy Secretary and Executive member.The official results of the Tall Pines constituency were as follows:Donald Saunders FNM 2514Philip Ewing BCP 14Fredrick Rolle BNCP 3Kishon Turner DNA 209and incumbent, Leslie Miller PLP 2293#magneticmedianews#donsaunderstallpinesvictory Related Items:#donsaunderstallpinesvictory, #magneticmedianewslast_img read more

Armstrong Celebrates 10 Years Shares Success of Offshoot Ship242 Shop242 Companies

first_img Related Items:#Armstrongcelebrates10years Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 19, 2017 – Nassau –  Nearly 10 years ago, Robert and Sabrina Knowles, working for others in IT, decided to take a risk. With two small children and a home office that barely fitted two desks, one phone and a few shelves, they launched their own company, Armstrong Technology.Today they operate Armstrong Technology and Consultants from a retail location on Madeira Street in Palmdale. Their offshoot online purchase and courier companies, Shop242.com and Ship242.com are based in a savvy online portal OneandDone and in a bricks and mortar location on Shirley Street. Most recently, that division of the business expanded, taking space in Armstrong’s Madeira location.“It’s been a decade of hard work, a few bumps along the way, but overall, a decade of dreams coming true,” said Mrs. Knowles who has been at the forefront of the business as her husband maintains a demanding consulting position with an international financial services agency, a contract he has retained for over 20 years.“We were nervous at first. We had talked about opening our own business because we could see services that people needed, not just big businesses and government offices that were being served by the big guys, but individuals who needed repairs to a desktop, memory or software added or upgraded, data security systems installed and maintained, data backed up at an independent physical or virtual site,” said Mrs. Knowles. “No one was really paying attention to the little guy and we knew there was a need and a market. Almost from the day we started in our little 100 square foot home office, we knew we were filling that gap in the market with technology repairs and service at a price the ordinary person could afford.”Identifying the need paid off. Within six months, they had to move to larger space and a few years later, to even larger space.“We outgrew our second location in no time and had to move again,” said Mrs. Knowles. “That’s when we opened on Madeira Street.”Now they have 13 employees between the retail shop and offices here and in Miami and they are planning to move the online store to a larger location with more parking.“All of our businesses are aimed at a single end goal – to make life easier for the client,” said Mrs. Knowles, who holds a degree in Computer Technology and worked in banking and data processing. “You don’t have to move from your desk or couch to pay BPL, Cable, Water & Sewerage online. So why should you have to move if you want to order technology equipment or pencils and paper cups for your office. That is how shop242.com got started and then we expanded to basic home goods. Since the portal, OneandDone, was refined business has been good and it keeps growing so we are very excited about that.”The two small children who ran around their legs in the original home office are now 16 and 11.“We hope that one of the lessons we have taught them is that you can make it on your own in a competitive environment if you deliver what you promise and are willing to work hard and keep going even when there are hurdles to overcome,” said Mrs. Knowles. “We compare it to the sports that both of our children play and say it’s all about team work in the end. They will be with us when we blow out the candles on the 10-year anniversary cake .”#Armstrongcelebrates10years Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Pep pleased with Jesus despite goal drought

first_imgManchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed he is delighted with Gabriel Jesus despite the striker’s ongoing goal scoring drought.The Spanish manager remains unconcerned by Jesus’ struggles in front of goal, insisting the striker’s all-round contribution to the Premier League champions is crucial.The Brazil international’s winner at Southampton in the final minute of last season ensured City finished with 100 points with the 21-year-old’s campaign scoring 13 goals from 29 league matches.However, the early months of this current campaign has been full of toil for Jesus, who has just one Premier League goal, which came in the 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield Town back in August, from nine appearances.Seven of those nine appearances have been as a substitute, however, and Guardiola was deeply impressed by the striker’s performance during Thursday’s 2-0 League Cup win over Fulham.norwich city, manchester city, premier leagueReport: City are stunned by Norwich George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Manchester City was stunned by Norwich City in todays Premier League clash.Much has been made in recent days of the potential impact of Aymeric…“Of course he needs a goal, the strikers they live for that, but the performance was excellent,” said Guardiola, according to the club’s official website.“A lot of movement without the ball and people don’t realise the help [that gives] to the other guys.“He’s a guy who gave us a lot, but he’s still a young player, he can improve, he can be calmer inside the box, but he has the desire and that’s why he’s extended his contract here for many years.“We’re going to try to help him. I’m so satisfied with the way he’s playing this season, but of course, strikers need a goal to be completely ‘okay, I am there’. But we are in November and many things are going to happen in the future.”last_img read more

More than 100 teens participate in SDFD Girls Empowerment Camp

first_img Dave Scott Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter April 14, 2018 Dave Scott, More than 100 teens participate in SDFD Girls Empowerment Camp Posted: April 14, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — More than 100 teens participated in the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department’s second Girls Empowerment Camp.The free two-day event started Saturday at the SDFD Training Facility and was open to teens 14 to 18 years old.Attendees learned a breadth of firefighter and lifeguard skills, including use of firefighting equipment such as chainsaws, axes and ropes; search and rescue drills; basic first aid and hands-only CPR. Campers will also participate in a typical firefighter workout.Interim SDFD Chief Kevin Ester said youth programs such as the camp are vital.“The kids will learn valuable skills and get a glimpse of what firefighters do. The organizers of GEC have done an outstanding job putting together fun and meaningful activities for the campers,” he said.Participants arrived at 7 a.m. to receive their safety gear and engine company assignments. Campers rotated between various activities throughout the day, and Mayor Kevin Faulconer visited at 12:30 p.m.The camp is organized and run by firefighters from SDFD and the Los Angeles, Poway, San Jose, Federal, Chula Vista and Tijuana fire departments. It was created after the Los Angeles Fire Department hosted two female SDFD firefighters at their own event.Another camp takes place in May. last_img read more

Praise for citys decision to use Golden Hall as temporary homeless shelter

first_img Posted: February 18, 2019 Praise for city’s decision to use Golden Hall as temporary homeless shelter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Preparations are underway for turning Golden Hall into a temporary homeless shelter for 150 women and children.A group of San Diego philanthropists and business leaders said the decision was a step in the right direction.At a news conference, the Lucky Duck Foundation and its charity arm, the Tuesday Group, applauded Mayor Kevin Faulconer for opening up Golden Hall as a short term shelter. It was the Lucky Duck Foundation that came up with the idea for the bridge tents in downtown San Diego three years ago and paid for two of the tents.The women and children currently living at the tent run by Father Joe’s Villages will have to move at the end of April, as the non-profit makes way for the construction of a new 14 story affordable housing project, which will be a permanent home for 550 people. A new tent will go up a few blocks away about 6 to 8 weeks later, but in the meantime, the women and children sheltered in the tent will be moved into the second floor of Golden Hall for about 3 months.While the use of the city owned building adjacent to the City Hall administration building is only temporary, members of the Lucky Duck Foundation said it could be a bellweather and a sign that the City is ready to make stronger commitments in the future.Dan Shea, a Foundation board member, said there are other city owned properties that could also be used for shelter, including the old Central Library in the Gaslamp Quarter. Shea said the City came up with one reason after another to reject the idea of turning the abandoned library into a shelter. “The point is, they find reasons – none of them is really credible. What I see from this announcement about Golden Hall is it’s time to open up the transparency of all this. They never provide information that demonstrates how it is. We’ve heard no credible reasons,” Shea said.Last year, each of the nine City Council members said they would add 140 low income housing units in their district.The business and civic leaders who have poured millions of dollars into the tents and other projects to ease homelessness said they will wait for city leaders to make good on that promise.Peter Seidler, the general partner of the San Diego Padres and a member of the Lucky Duck Foundation said, “There’s no teeth to it, unless the private citizens put the teeth to it.” Updated: 7:56 PM Sasha Foo center_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Sasha Foo, February 18, 2019last_img read more

Autistic Society raising autism awareness in San Diego

first_img May 3, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Health, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Posted: May 3, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It’s estimated that one in every 50 children born in the U.S. will be somewhere on the autism spectrum. The cost of autism treatment over the average lifespan is a little more than $2 million but experts say that number can drop significantly with early detection.KUSI’s Ginger Jeffries has more. Autistic Society raising autism awareness in San Diego KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

Tom Cruise announces new Top Gun movie at ComicCon

first_img July 21, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Tom Cruise made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con earlier this weekend to announce the sequel to the ’80s classic “Top Gun.”Fans were surprised to see the movie star who made the announcement that coincided with the release of the movie’s trailer.Some people noticed that Cruise’s jacket in the trailer no longer has the Japanese and Taiwanese flags, like it did 33 years ago. Rumored sources say the producers removed the flags as to not offend any Chinese fans with the placement of the two rival nations flags.“Top Gun: Maverick” is expected to hit theaters next year. Posted: July 21, 2019 Tom Cruise announces new Top Gun movie at Comic-Con KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Joey of endangered kangaroo species born at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Joey of endangered kangaroo species born at San Diego Zoo Safari Park Polly want a joey! Polly’s joey is peeking at the outside world and is ready for the spotlight. This is the first birth of an endangered Matschie’s tree kangaroo here at the Park, providing a much-needed ray of hope for the species. Details: https://t.co/Ux1sz8RHlp pic.twitter.com/xwiKVbWHVF— San Diego Zoo Safari Park (@sdzsafaripark) September 6, 2019SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego Zoo announced Friday that a Matschie’s tree kangaroo joey was born at the Safari Park earlier this year.The joey’s mother Polly gave birth in March in the Safari Park’s Walkabout Australia habitat. Animal care staff have yet to determine the joey’s gender or name it as it is still developing inside Polly’s pouch. The joey is the first Matschie’s tree kangaroo born at the Safari Park, according to the zoo.“We are thrilled with the birth of this Matschie’s tree kangaroo joey,” Safari Park keeper Breanne Barney said. “Due to the small population of Matschie’s tree kangaroos, this joey provides hope for the future of this species.”The species first arrived at the Safari Park last year as part of a program to save threatened species from extinction. The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List of Threatened Species lists the Matschie’s tree kangaroo as endangered and fewer than 2,500 remain in the wild due to hunting and habitat loss in its native Papua New Guinea.The joey was about the size of a jelly bean at birth and has more than doubled in size since then, according to the zoo. In total, the joey will stay in its mother’s pouch for as long as 10 months as it continues to nurse and develop. Even after being weaned at one year old, it will remain close to Polly for nearly two more years.“Polly is an excellent mother, consistently grooming her little one,” Barney said “We are really looking forward to the joey fully emerging soon.”Safari Park visitors can spot Polly and her joey at the Walkabout Australia exhibit. Access to the exhibit is included with admission to the park. September 6, 2019 Posted: September 6, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

Wife defends soldier accused in Afghan rampage

first_imgSEATAC (AP) — The wife of a U.S. soldier accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians said her husband showed no signs of PTSD before he deployed, and she doesn’t feel like she’ll ever believe he was involved in the killings.“I don’t know a lot about the symptoms of PTSD, so I wouldn’t know,” Karilyn Bales told NBC’s “Today” show. “He doesn’t have nightmares, you know, things like that. No dreams,” she said.She defended her husband, Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, in a weekend interview with Matt Lauer that aired Monday. Officials say Bales left his base March 11 in southern Afghanistan and killed eight Afghan adults and nine children.The wife of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier said the accusations are “unbelievable to me.”“He loves children, he’s like a big kid himself,” she said. “I have no idea what happened, but he would not … he loves children, and he would not do that.”He was formally charged Friday with 17 counts of premeditated murder and other crimes, and is being held at a U.S. military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.last_img read more

Pedestrian hit by truck seriously injured

first_imgA 50-year-old Vancouver man was seriously injured Tuesday morning when he was hit by a truck at the intersection of Grand and McLoughlin boulevards in Vancouver.Victor O’Malley was crossing the intersection on foot with his dog when the collision occurred at about 9 a.m. He was transported to PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center with serious but not life-threatening injuries, according to a news release. By 8:30 p.m., his condition had been upgraded to satisfactory, according to the hospital. The dog was not injured.Vancouver firefighters and police responded to the accident.The driver, Bryan Sutherland, 56, of Vancouver was cited for failing to yield the right of way to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk, according to the Vancouver police.last_img

Wounded Rainier officer in fair condition

first_imgPORTLAND — A police officer shot during a traffic stop in Rainier, Oregon, is reported in fair condition at a Portland hospital.Authorities say Officer Russell George was shot Monday by a motorist he stopped on U.S. Highway 30. The bullet went through the Rainier officer’s hand and hit his chest, which was protected by a bulletproof vest.The suspect, 30-year-old Christopher Elliott of Waitsburg was found dead hours later near Clatskanie. An autopsy determined he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He had no outstanding warrants.Rainier is a city of 1,900 residents northwest of Portland.Three years ago, police Chief Ralph Painter was fatally shot after responding to a report of a suspicious person at a car stereo shop.last_img

G2E ASIA AWARDS GALA DINNER AND AWARDS CEREMONY A SELLOUT

first_img JW Marriott at Galaxy Macau named venue and Galaxy Entertainment Group named Venue Sponsor for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Black Tie Gala Dinner Inside Asian Gaming named Lead Media Partner of G2E Asia @ the Philippines “The final vote counting took place today (Sunday) under monitoring from Macau auditing firm EY and I can tell you it was very exciting. The red envelopes with the winners names on them are currently locked away in a safe until Tuesday night.”Scott continued, “It has truly been a joint effort by IAG and Reed Exhibitions — IAG has taken care of the Awards process, the judges, the website, the vote counting and that sort of thing while the dinner has mainly been arranged by Reed Exhibitions, the entertainment, menu, seating arrangements, trophies and so on.”“These awards are by the industry for the industry, and I can only see this event rising in stature next year and in the years that follow.” RelatedPosts Load More The highly anticipated inaugural G2E Asia Awards have sold out on the eve of the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony. There have been 338 tickets sold across 32 tables — including a head table of 20 and two VIP tables of 14.CEO of co-organizers Inside Asian Gaming, Andrew W Scott, said, “We’re absolutely thrilled the event has sold out, it seems we need to add capacity next year. We have no less than eight Macau legislators attending, as well as Paulo Martins Chan, Helena Fernandes and Chan Tzi Wai, the Directors of the DICJ, the MGTO and the Macau Economic Bureau respectively. There will also be numerous very senior industry figures attending. 300-seat cap revealed for 2019 Asian Gaming Power 50 Gala Dinner at Galaxy Macaulast_img read more

Donaco shows signs of recovery in 4Q18 after ongoing business challenges

first_img 10,000 Chinese citizens flee Sihanoukville in days after Cambodian online gaming directive: report RelatedPosts Constance Hsu appointed Group COO of Sihanoukville’s Jin Bei Group Load More Hoiana golf course to welcome first players from 23 September Group EBITDA for the three months was AU$8.1 million, up from AU$5.2 million reported in the four months to October 2018.Donaco has spent the past 18 months caught in an ongoing legal dispute with its former Thai business partners, with the Australian-listed firm seeking damages of US$190 million via arbitration proceedings in Singapore after the Thai vendors continued to run gaming operations in defiance of non-compete provisions at Star Paradise, located adjacent to Star Vegas in Poipet.Despite the setbacks, Donaco reported net revenue of THB421.28 million (US$13.4 million) at Star Vegas in 4Q18 compared with THB470.3 million in the four months to October 2018. EBITDA also grew from THB169.35 million to THB181.04 million.At Aristo, where operations have been negatively impacted by a Chinese crime syndicate that threatened VIP junkets and customers on the Chinese side of the border, essentially demanding protection money, resolution of the problem has helped rolling chip volume grow 45% to US$81.5 million.Rolling chip turnover totaled US$169.8 million in 4Q18, up from the US$51.9 million in the four months to October 2018.“The recovery trend continues, with more junkets and players continuing to return to the property,” Donaco said. After a year plagued by a range of legal issues and challenges to its customer base, Southeast Asian casino operator Donaco International has begun its road to recovery with both Cambodian IR Star Vegas and Aristo in Vietnam enjoying strong growth in the three months to 31 December 2018.Group-wide net revenue for the quarter totaled AU$22.5 million, with the company comparing it to revenue of AU$23.7 million in a longer four month period to 30 September 2018.last_img read more

84 are not charged a pension exit fee

first_imgMore than four-fifths (84%) of consumers aged 55-years-old and over do not experience an exit charge when accessing their pension savings, according to data collected and analysed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).Its findings also revealed that 204,581 pension policies were accessed in the three months following the introduction of April’s pension reforms. This compares to 95,372 in the same period in 2013.Further findings include:71,455 consumers have accessed some form of income drawdown option.120,688 consumers have accessed some form of cash withdrawal.Annuity sales reached 12,418 in the three months since the pension flexibilities were launched, compared to 89,896 in the corresponding period in 2013.The average pension transfer time is 16 days.More than 3.4 million consumers (84%) eligible to access their pension pots are not charged a fee on exit. Around 358,000 (9%) face a charge of up to 2%, 165,000 (4%) face a charge of 2-5% and 147,000 (3-4%) face a charge of more than 5%.The findings follow a request for data sent by the FCA to all pension and retirement income providers in July 2015, seeking information on consumer access to the pension freedoms, pension transfer procedures, exit charges, financial advice requirements and the treatment of insistent customers.Nathan Long, head of corporate pension research at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: “Pensions are changing rapidly as retirement becomes far more personal as opposed to a one-size-fits-all journey.“The full suite of retirement options should be on offer to satisfy individual’s wide-ranging needs. For example, offering access to only the tax-free lump sum will be attractive for staff wishing to access their pension while still continuing to work.“Not all providers are adapting at the same pace, although the majority of pension providers say they will be improving what they offer in the next six months.“Employers should talk with their provider now to see if their changes will still suit the workforce.”last_img read more