FTSE buoyed by upbeat corporate results

first_img whatsapp Strong corporate results and positive broker research buoyed the FTSE today, leading the market to its highest close in more than two months.The FTSE 100 closed 0.9 per cent higher at 6.069.36 in low volumes following the long Easter weekend and ahead of a second four-day weekend to celebrate the Royal wedding and Mayday.Anticipation of higher trading following these two holidays pushed British Airways owner International Consolidated Airlines Group to the top of the risers board, to close up 4.5 per cent at 229.6p.Technology stocks performed well, led by processor maker ARM Holdings, which remained in demand all day after stellar earnings results from its US clients Intel and Apple last week. It closed up 3.4 per cent at 625.5pEnergy companies also rose, boosted by ongoing high oil prices. Indian energy conglomerate Essar Energy rose three per cent to finish at 453.2p after its chief executive Prashant Ruia at the weekend said more parts of the business could be listed in London following its first float last year.“The biggest sector riser is oil and gas, with Brent crude prices remaining high on continued unrest across the Middle East. Royal Dutch Shell leads the sector after a positive note from UBS,” said CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson.Telecoms operators Vodafone (up 2.3 per cent at 172.95p) and BT (also up 2.3 per cent at 193.3p) gained ground.Other companies to gain from the improvement in sentiment were retailer Tesco, up 2.9 per cent to 406.7p; temporary power supplier Aggreko, which is benefiting from contracts in Japan and ended up 2.6 per cent at 1,710p; and engineer GKN, up 2.4 per cent to 216.3p.Miners fared poorly, with Randgold Resources slipping 2.1 per cent to 5,195p and Anglo American, Vedanta Resources and ENRC also losing ground.On the FTSE 250, software company Micro Focus gained 6.8 per cent to 360.8p after it admitted it was in very early stage talks with a potential buyer. Heritage Oil also gained 5.3 per cent to end at 257.2p after announcing that it would begin a share buyback programme to reduce the gap between its asset value and its share price.US markets also opened higher after major corporates such as Ford, Coca Cola and UPS delivered heartening quarterly results and the Conference Board’s consumer confidence index rose more than expected in March.The Standard & Poor’s index rallied to its highest level since June 2008 on the updates from the market’s bellwether companies.The Dow Jones industrial average finished up 108.45 points, or 0.87 per cent, at 12,588.33. The S&P 500 Index ended up 11.12 points, or 0.83 per cent, at 1,346.37. The Nasdaq Composite Index closed 19.66 points, or 0.70 per cent, higher at 2,845.54.“Barring any shocks here and taking into account the enthusiasm for US shares at the moment, many are starting to think that it can only be a matter of time before the FTSE shakes off the sideways range it has been in for the last few months and follows American markets higher,” said IG Index chief market strategist David Jones. “The catalyst may well be getting Wednesday’s UK GDP data out of the way – as long as it is around the 0.5 per cent expected, we could well see a rally into the long weekend.” Share whatsapp FTSE buoyed by upbeat corporate results Tuesday 26 April 2011 4:05 pm Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSenior Living | Search AdsNew Senior Apartments Coming to Scottsdale (Take A Look at The Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesLuxury SUVs | Search AdsThese Cars Are So Loaded It’s Hard to Believe They’re So CheapLuxury SUVs | Search Adsmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald alison.lock Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Detroit casino revenue edges up month-on-month in May

first_img Tags: Revenue Detroit The Michigan Gaming Control Board (MGCB) has reported a slight month-on-month rise in revenue from the three land-based commercial casinos in Detroit, with revenue up across casino gaming and sports betting. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Land-based casino 9th June 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Read the full story on iGB North America. The MGCB noted that year-on-year comparisons were not available as casinos were closed for all of May 2020 due to state-wide restrictions related to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. However, the regulator did reveal that revenue was 12.6% lower than the $125.8m posted in May of 2019, but added that casinos are currently having to operate at limited capacity in line with continuing Covid-19 measures. Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Land-based casino Retail sports betting Aggregate revenue for the month amounted to $110.0m (£77.6m/€90.2m), up 0.9% from $109.0m in April this year. Of the total revenue generated in May, $108.0m was attributed to slots and table games – up 0.5% from April, while sports betting revenue climbed 20.0% to $1.8m. Detroit casino revenue edges up month-on-month in May Regions: Michigan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

French team suffer culture shock as they set up base in Croydon

first_imgCroydon council say a parking ticket given to the French team bus was not retaliation to the derogatory remarks made in the French press about the town A Croydon tram (Photo: Peter Trimming/CC2.0) When the French rugby team were told they were to be based ‘just outside London’ for the Rugby World Cup, doubtless they imagined the castled decadence of Windsor or the leafy Hertfordshire countryside.So when the team bus pulled up in Croydon some players were far from impressed.>>> Why it’s dangerous to write off FranceNew Zealand-born prop Uini Atonio complained of a bad night’s sleep when a wedding at the team’s Selsdon Park Hotel kept him awake and then the team bus was given a parking ticket for illegally stopping outside a restaurant in the town.https://twitter.com/DanMHicks/status/644259336802430976/photo/1One journalist from France’s MetroNews described Croydon as ‘dull’, ‘monotonous’, and ‘pas tres chic’, but the local council denies the parking ticket was in response to the derogatory comments. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img “Despite appearances, this is not Croydon’s revenge for disparaging remarks allegedly made about the town by a French rugby journalist earlier this week,” a council spokesman said.“The fact of the matter is that the coach was parked illegally in a bus stop on a busy main road.”Coach Philippe Saint-Andre told the Evening Standard: “(The organisers) chose (Croydon) for us, we did not have a say. We could not choose a hotel in the centre of London, unfortunately for our players, who could have gone shopping more easily.“But we are not going to complain.” France kick off their campaign against Six Nations rivals Italy at Twickenham on Saturday evening, so let’s hope there are no more noisy weddings planned at their hotel this week.To see all of Rugby World’s latest subscription deals click herelast_img read more

Orange County Clerk offers affordable and elegant wedding alternative

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Engaged? Ready to take the plunge? Consider saying “I do” with the Orange County Clerk of Courts Summer is one of the most popular times for couples to walk down the aisle, but with weddings in the United States costing an average of more than $30,000, you may be looking for a more affordable way to “tie the knot.” For the cost of a marriage license and $30.00 for a ceremony, couples can take their vows in one of our spectacular ceremony rooms.At the Orange County Courthouse, our newly renovated ceremony room has pillars and candles to create a romantic backdrop as each couple takes their vows during a simple and elegant ceremony. The hardwood floored room also has modern chairs for family and friends in attendance.Ceremony rooms are also present at our following branch locations:Apopka branch: 1111 North Rock Springs Rd.Ocoee branch: 475 West Story Rd.Winter Park branch: 450 North Lakemont Ave.At our branch location on Goldenrod Road, couples may choose to be married by a deputy clerk at one of our counters.If you are planning to get married with the Orange County Clerk of Courts, and have not taken a premarital preparation course, you must apply for a marriage license three days prior to your wedding ceremony. The cost for a marriage license is $86.00. Bring printed proof that you have completed a premarital preparation course, and that fee can be reduced to $61.00.Services can be provided on a walk-in basis or by appointment. For more information on the marriage license application process, required documents, our ceremony rooms and more, please visit our website at www.myorangeclerk.com. Please enter your comment! Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.center_img July 3, 2018 at 7:38 pm Mama Mia TAGSOrange County Clerk of CourtsWedding Previous articleFEMA extending its Transitional Sheltering Assistance programNext articleCommissioner Love reaches out to Orange County Mayor and Board of Commissioners on behalf of children Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The average wedding in the US costs $30,000????? Seriously? That is ridiculous. Please enter your name here 1 COMMENT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replylast_img read more

Soy Straws Take 1st Place at ISA Student Soybean Innovation Competition

first_img Facebook Twitter A soybean-based drinking straw earned top honors at this year’s Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition funded by the Indiana Soybean Checkoff.The contest encourages Purdue University students to develop novel applications for soybeans that meet a market need. The 2018-19 competition winner, Team Stroy, took home the award for replacing a common restaurant item with a biodegradable, environmentally friendly straw.“A biodegradable drinking straw really combines a concern in today’s headlines with the potential of innovation,” said Nancy Cline, a farmer from Kirklin, and Indiana Soybean Alliance grain marketing and utilization committee chair. “Team Stroy captured the essence of this contest. We want to show the versatility of soybeans while addressing a need in society. The Indiana Soybean Alliance is very happy to work with Purdue students in the contest as we look to expand markets for soybeans grown in Indiana.”Team Stroy consists of Natalie Stephenson, a senior from Fairland, in the Krannert School of Management studying marketing and data analytics; Morgan Malm, a graduate student from Fort Wayne, pursuing a master’s degree in food science; and Ruth Zhong, a senior from Carmel, studying electrical engineering. The trio received a $20,000 prize for their first-place entry.“I was challenged to come up with creative solutions to problems, and I was able to put what I’ve been learning in the classroom into practice in an applicable setting,” Stephenson said. “I also developed a passion for biodegradable material production. It’s so rewarding to put time and energy into a product worth fighting for, and I wholeheartedly believe that Stroy has a true potential to significantly positively impact the environment.”The team’s invention, Stroy, a completely biodegradable soy-based drinking straw, offers the material consistency of a plastic straw. This straw outperforms the primary commercialized alternative, paper straws, in quality, price and materials. Team Stroy wants to enter three markets: fast-food chains, fast-casual dining and the coffee and snack shop industry. If accomplished, Stroy will increase demand for soybeans, generate jobs and improve the overall agricultural economy.Thirty-seven Purdue students representing 12 teams participated in this year’s contest. Team Soy Seal, students Alyson Chaney of Clinton and Peyton Clark of Hillsdale, earned the second-place award of $10,000 for making a wood finish with soy nanocellulose. The third-place award of $1,500 went to Team Soyshield, students Jason Clark and Thomas Smith, both of West Lafayette, for innovating a soy-based windshield wiper fluid.Funded by the soybean checkoff through the Indiana Soybean Alliance, the annual Student Soybean Innovation Competition introduces Purdue students to the multifaceted uses and vast potential of soybeans while drawing on students’ creativity to develop new products that utilize soy. Following the competition, ISA will work to develop the products, evaluate long-term feasibility and explore commercialization viability. Previous contest winners include SoyFoliate, soy-based exfoliating beads for personal products, and Soy Sniffs, a soy-based air freshener as well as the ever-popular soy crayons and soy candles.Student teams began work on their projects in September, developing and testing their ideas along with completing market research reports for their products. The products were judged by soybean farmers, marketing specialists and scientists at Purdue University on March 4.For additional information about ISA’s investment in soybean innovation, go online to https://www.indianasoybean.com/checkoff-investments/new-use-innovation.The work of all contestants aligns with Purdue’s Giant Leaps celebration, acknowledging the university’s global advancements made in sustainability as part of Purdue’s 150th anniversary. This is one of the four themes of the yearlong celebration’s Ideas Festival, designed to showcase Purdue as an intellectual center solving real-world issues. SHARE By Purdue University News Service – Mar 28, 2019 SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Soy Straws Take 1st Place at ISA Student Soybean Innovation Competition Previous articlePurdue Hosting Perdue as Students #HammerDownHunger During Ag WeekNext articleUSDA’s Perdue Heads for Purdue as Students #HammerDownHunger During Ag Week on the HAT Friday Morning Edition Purdue University News Service Facebook Twitter Soy Straws Take 1st Place at ISA Student Soybean Innovation Competitionlast_img read more

Recruitee og Sympa slår seg sammen for å forme fremtidens HR-teknologi

first_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 16, 2021 Previous articleRecruitee and Sympa Join Forces to Shape the Future of HR TechnologyNext articleGilbert J. Carrara Joins Boyden as a Managing Partner in the United States Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Local NewsBusiness TAGS  Pinterest Recruitee og Sympa slår seg sammen for å forme fremtidens HR-teknologi Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Twitter WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

With no crowds, Louvre gets rare chance to refurbish

first_img Pinterest Local NewsWorld News By Digital AIM Web Support – February 20, 2021 Previous articleUNLV looks to extend streak vs San Jose St.Next articleTwo Democratic governors see stars dimmed by virus woes Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp Twitter TAGS  With no crowds, Louvre gets rare chance to refurbish Facebook Workers handle a bust of Guillaume de Lamoignon by French sculptor Francois Girardon, in the Louvre museum, in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. Though empty corridors and vacant galleries are a grim sight for frustrated art-lovers, they are a golden opportunity to do works of renovation, refurbishment and re-ordering that were simply not possible with the around 10 million visitors per year.last_img read more

Christmas lights damaged in Twins Towns

first_img Pinterest Facebook Some Christmas lights in the Twins Towns have been damaged in a recent collision. The incident happened at the car park on the Main Street in the Town, next to Mc Elhinneys shop in the early hours of Friday the 22nd of January, at approx. 3am.A lorry had been in the car park and as it exited, it caught onto a string of the Town’s overhead Christmas lights causing them to snap and fall down.Gardai are appealing to the driver firstly, if they are aware of what happened to come forward to speak to them in Letterkenny. WhatsApp Google+ Previous article24 Covid patients at LUHNext articleInvestigation continuing into attempted burglary in south Inishowen News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows DL Debate – 24/05/21 Homepage BannerNews Christmas lights damaged in Twins Towns News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsAppcenter_img By News Highland – February 16, 2021 Twitter Google+ Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Twitter Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Council refuses permission for crematorium at Manorcunningham

first_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook News Pinterest Google+ Facebook Council refuses permission for crematorium at Manorcunningham Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Donegal County Council has refused permission for a proposed crematorium in Monclink, ManorcunninghamThe council finding said that there is a need for such services, and in principle, the general area is suitable for such a development.However, the site was determined not to be suitable, with the council saying it was not compatible with local industry and dwellings.Traffic issues were also highlighted.There were 39 submissions received during the planning process. Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsAppcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleDelay in deer culling could impact on farms and forests – IDCNext articleErrors identified in Leaving Cert calculated grades model News Highland Pinterest Google+ Twitter Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further WhatsApp By News Highland – September 30, 2020 Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Obituary Notices for Thursday the 17th of January

first_img Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest Google+ The death has taken place at his home of Mick Kennedy, Tullycleave, Ardara.His remains are reposing at his home.Removal from there on Saturday afternoon at 12.30pm to the Church of the Holy Family, Ardara for 1 o’clock Requiem Mass.Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Family flowers only, donations in lieu to the Oncology Unit, Letterkenny General Hospital – c/o Seamus Shovlin and Sons, Funeral Directors or any family member.**********************The death has taken place of Packie Moore, Narin Portnoo.His remains are reposing at his home.Removal from there tomorrow (Friday) morning at 10.30am to St Conal’s Church, Kilclooney for 11 o’clock Requiem Mass.Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Family flowers only, donations in lieu to the Palliative Care, Letterkenny General Hospital- c/o Seamus Shovlin and Sons, Funeral Directors or any family member.**********************The death has taken place at Letterkenny Hospital of Liam Boland, 384 Conneyburrow Road, Lifford.His remains are reposing at his home.Funeral from there tomorrow (Friday) morning at 1015am for Requiem Mass in St Patricks Church, Murlog at 11am.Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Donations in lieu of flowers please to the Friends of Lifford Hospital c/o Quigley Funeral Directors, 1A Newtown Place, Strabane.******************The death has taken place at Stewart’s Care Centre, Palmerstown, Dublin of James Breslin, son of Jim & Mary, 1 Fr McLoone Terrace, Oldtown, Letterkenny.Remains are reposing at his sister Mena & Anthony Delap’s residence, 28 Orchard Grove, Ballyraine, Letterkenny.Funeral from there tomorrow (Friday) morning at 11.15am going to St Eunan’s Cathedral for 12 noon Requiem Mass with interment afterwards to Conwall Cemetery.Family time please from 11pm – 10am.Family flowers only, donations in lieu to Stewart’s Care Centre c/o any family member.******************The death has occurred at Buncrana Nursing Home of Sarah Smith, nee McGowan, 22 Marian Park, Buncrana.Remains reposing at her home.Requiem Mass this morning at St Mary’s Church, Cockill for Requiem Mass at 11 o’clock.Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.*********************The death has occurred in Saudi Arabia of Neil Raymond.His remains are reposing at his parent’s Colm and Maureen Raymond’s home at Letter, Clonmany.Funeral from there tomorrow (Friday) morning to St Michael’s Church, Urris fro funeral Mass at 11 o’clock.Interment afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.House private please from 10pm to 11am.Family flowers only, donations in lieu to The Sads Foundation – c/o any family member. Twitter By News Highland – January 17, 2013 Obituary Notices for Thursday the 17th of January Previous articleJustice Minister accused of ingoring Donegal burglary problemNext articleGAA – First Win of the Year For Donegal News Highland WhatsApp Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+center_img Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Community Enhancement Programme open for applications News Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more