THIS was it. The day Ed Balls had been waiting for, his first one-to-one against Osborne, and you could see it in his flushed cheeks, his tightly clasped hands, the spark of joy in his piggy eyes. A shame then, to fluff the first joke by stumbling on the words: “Good thing I didn’t have one this morning,” he said of his breakfast meetings, “or I would have missed this morning’s hurried budget!” Not a bad line, but delivered a little too eagerly, with a bit too much mania, like a rabid dog in denial of the impending sedative.On the government benches MPs popped up like whack-a-moles to remind the House of what “that man” did then or what “the member over there” thought in that year. “This is a man with a past!” Osborne whined, standing stiff, as if in mid-strut, at the despatch box. Balls sat almost trembling, cheeks taut over a grin, moving between incredulous leer, a chin-thrusting pout and a surprisingly constant stream of low-level heckling. “Dear oh dear!”, one of his favourite retorts, could be heard punctuating questions and answers. “Blimey, George!” for variety. “Talk about regulation,” he said darkly at one point.As the questions went on, he began ominously folding a piece of paper, ironing it flat between finger and thumb as if crushing insects and consigning it to a brown envelope, which he massaged closed, gazing at enemy lines, perhaps imagining George’s head in his possession. “There’s new management in charge at the Treasury!” said George, winning an instant response as Balls restarted heckling. The chancellor otherwise sat quietly. Perhaps he was beginning to sense that, for one nimble enough to avoid its bite, a rabid animal is more dangerous to its own pack. whatsapp Gleeful and rabid, Balls was unable to contain his mania whatsapp KCS-content Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndo Tuesday 8 February 2011 9:18 pm
Tags: Online Gambling Finance Global Gaming cuts losses in first half 5th August 2020 | By contenteditor Online gambling operator Global Gaming was able to reduce its losses during the first half of 2020, despite seeing its revenue decline 55.9% year-on-year.The business also turned a small profit in the second quarter, which was hailed by chief executive Tobias Fagerlund as indicative of its strategy to restore the operator to financial health succeeding.Overall revenue for the six months through to 30 June amounted to SEK129.7m (£11.4m/€12.6m/$14.9m), down from SEK294.3m in the same period last year.Ninja Casino accounted for 81.9% of all revenue in the first half, though Global did not disclose exact figures, while the operator was also boosted by the launch with Boost Casino in certain markets during the latter part of the period.The operator said that its Nordics operations were the main source of income, generating a total of SEK96.6m in revenue in the six months, followed by the rest of Europe on SEK18.7m and SEK14.3m from B2B collaborations.Global is seemingly still feeling the impact of the Swedish Gaming Authority’s (Spelinspektionen) decision to revoke its subsidiary SafeEnt’s licences in June last year for commercial online gambling and betting. This was due to “serious deficiencies” in business practices, including failings related to responsible gambling and anti-money laundering measures, which forced Global from its largest market.In January, the operator was granted permission by the Administrative Court of Appeal in Jönköping to launch a new appeal against the decision.The business made a brief return to Sweden, through a white label agreement with Finnplay’s Viral Interactive subsidiary, that saw the Nano Casino brand launched in July 2019. However, after Viral ceased offering white label solutions in March this year, bringing an end to the deal, Global sold its former partner the rights to Nano Casino in July.Switching attention to costs, operating expenses in gaming activities fell 22.6% to SEK147.7m, while operating expenses were down 40.9% to SEK201.1m.Marketing expenses were down 36.1% to SEK116.9m, while personnel costs were cut by 44.3% to SEK53.1m. Other external expenses were 52.2% lower at SEK22.6m and depreciation costs were also down by 53.2% to SEK3.7m. However, despite spending less, the drop in revenue meant that Global posted an operating loss of SEK54.5m for the first half, though this was an improvement on SEK118.7m last year. An additional SEK100,000 in expenses meant pre-tax loss was SEK54.6m for the period.After receiving SEK1.3m in tax benefits, Global posted a net loss of SEK53.3m, again an improvement on a loss of SEK122.0m at the same point last year.“A year ago, we showed an ability to react quickly and forcefully in a very difficult situation,” Global chief executive Fagerlund (pictured) said. “We have step by step delivered what we set out to do and constantly adapted and adjusted our operational activities.“No part of the organisation has remained unchanged; we have changed the technical platform, restructured the management, downsized the organisation by nearly two thirds which led to our cost base being completely different compared before.“At the same time, in the midst of everything, we have very concentrated and successfully run our remaining business. Revenues from our current markets have grown by 26% during the first six months of the year compared with the first half of last year and by 35% when comparing the second quarters of the two years.”In terms of Global’s performance in the second quarter, the operator was able to post a net profit, despite revenue falling 45.7% to SEK71.8m. Operating costs in gaming during the three months to 30 June were down 51.9% to SEK30.3m, with operating expenses almost halved to SEK40.4m.This meant Global recorded an operating profit of SEK1.1m, compared to a loss of SEK11.1m last year. This was lowered to a pre-tax profit of SEK1.0m after other expenses, but as Global did not pay any tax in the quarter, this meant it posted SEK1.0m in net profit, up from a loss of SEK11.8m last year.“We have been faithful to the strategy we agreed on and it is not without pride that I now state that we have exceeded our first sub-goal of being break-even during the first half of 2020,” Fagerlund said.“Global Gaming is now ready to enter the next phase of the company’s history. In the coming month, we will launch a comprehensive sports betting offer in our existing markets and brands, and in the third quarter we will complete what we previously communicated about launching in several new markets.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Online gambling operator Global Gaming was able to reduce its losses during the first half of 2020, despite seeing its revenue decline 55.9% year-on-year. Email Address
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STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 69 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it This illustration, created using data from NASA’s Juno mission, depicts high-altitude electrical storms on Jupiter. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt)Researchers studying data from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s Juno spacecraft unveiled new findings on Wednesday — the 9th anniversary of the mission’s launch — including a surprising new form of “shallow lighting” high in Jupiter’s atmosphere, as well as “mushballs” of hail made from ammonia and water.The discoveries are already helping scientists better understand the weather and climate of the solar system’s most massive planet, JPL officials said in a written statement. But the new data has implications that reach even farther than Jupiter.“Understanding the meteorology of Jupiter enables us to develop theories of atmospheric dynamics for all the planets in our solar system, as well as for the exoplanets being discovered outside our solar system,” according to the statement. “Comparing how violent storms and atmospheric physics work across the solar system allows planetary scientists to test theories under different conditions.”Lighting has been observed on Jupiter before, but it has always been assumed that it was similar to lightning on Earth, “occurring only in thunderstorms where water exists in all its phases — ice, liquid, and gas,” the JPL statement explained. But that can only happen deep within Jupiter’s clouds, where it’s warm enough for water to exist as liquid.“Juno’s close flybys of the cloud tops allowed us to see something surprising — smaller, shallower flashes — originating at much higher altitudes in Jupiter’s atmosphere than previously assumed possible,” said Heidi Becker, lead of Juno’s radiation monitoring investigation at JPL. Becker is also the lead author of a paper on the subject that is scheduled to appear in the journal Nature on Thursday.At 126 degrees below zero, temperatures at the high altitudes where lighting was spotted by Juno are far too cold for liquid water, researchers said. The answer to the puzzle turned out to ammonia.“At these altitudes, the ammonia acts like an antifreeze, lowering the melting point of water ice and allowing the formation of a cloud with ammonia-water liquid,” Becker said. “In this new state, falling droplets of ammonia-water liquid can collide with the upgoing water-ice crystals and electrify the clouds. This was a big surprise, as ammonia-water clouds do not exist on Earth.”Scientists on the Juno teams also discovered another strange weather phenomenon on Jupiter in the form of “mushballs” of hail made from a mixture of water and ammonia. The work has appeared in a paper in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets.The finding solved a mystery created by Juno’s observations earlier in its mission, according to JPL.“Juno’s microwave radiometer instrument discovered that ammonia was depleted — which is to say, missing — from most of Jupiter’s atmosphere,” the JPL statement said. “Even more puzzling was that the amount of ammonia changes as one moves within Jupiter’s atmosphere.”By discovering the process through which the ammonia-water hailstones form, the mystery of the missing ammonia may be solved.“Previously, scientists realized there were small pockets of missing ammonia, but no one realized how deep these pockets went or that they covered most of Jupiter,” according to Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator, of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.“We were struggling to explain the ammonia depletion with ammonia-water rain alone, but the rain couldn’t go deep enough to match the observations,” he said. “I realized a solid, like a hailstone, might go deeper and take up more ammonia. When Heidi discovered shallow lightning, we realized we had evidence that ammonia mixes with water high in the atmosphere, and thus the lightning was a key piece of the puzzle.”Looking at both recent discoveries, the anwer emerged.“Combining these two results was critical to solving the mystery of Jupiter’s missing ammonia,” Bolton said. “As it turned out, the ammonia isn’t actually missing; it is just transported down while in disguise, having cloaked itself by mixing with water. The solution is very simple and elegant with this theory: When the water and ammonia are in a liquid state, they are invisible to us until they reach a depth where they evaporate — and that is quite deep.” More Cool Stuff Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. 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Top StoriesSC Asks Congress MP Jairam Ramesh To Submit Representation Before Centre On Plea For Food Security [Read Order] Sanya Talwar5 May 2020 12:21 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain the plea seeking directions to the Centre and state government to ensure the universal coverage of Food Security for all during the COVID-19 pandemic and directed that the issue be taken up as a representation before the concerned authorities.The Congress leader had sought directions from the court that the requirement of ration cards for supply…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain the plea seeking directions to the Centre and state government to ensure the universal coverage of Food Security for all during the COVID-19 pandemic and directed that the issue be taken up as a representation before the concerned authorities.The Congress leader had sought directions from the court that the requirement of ration cards for supply of rations in the Public Distribution System (PDA) be relaxed till the COVID-19 in order to help mitigate the food shortage and prevent deaths.A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, Sanjay Kishan Kaul, and BR Gavai in the plea filed by Senior Congress Leader Jairam Ramesh, observed that such petitions must be preceded by some initiative, such as making representations to the Government in terms of the issues.”This is the problem. We are finding that people are approaching the court under Article 32 without even making a representation to the Government. Such petitions should be preceded by some initiative” – Supreme CourtSenior Advocate Salman Khurshid appeared on behalf of Ramesh and submitted that people who had moved back from one place to another were now facing problems as their Ration cards were only valid at the place they were earlier living in. In light of this, he urged that the Government must implement the “Swaraj Abhiyan” Scheme, “this is not adversarial…this is with the intent to help the government” added Khurshid.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta assured the bench that the issue shall be given due respect and consideration on recieving the representation.The former union minister had averred that there was acute food shortage resulting out of the nation-wide lockdown and that there was a need for the implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA), 2013 and other measures.”In the facts and circumstances as stated above, it is most respectfully prayed that this Court may be graciously pleased to issue a writ in the nature of mandamus, or any other writ, order or direction to the Respondents to ensure that the National Food Security Act, 2013 is being implemented rigorously by all States,” the petition said.”By not ensuring access to food, the State is violating the fundamental right of food guaranteed to citizens, therefore necessitating recourse to the present Petition. Hence, this Petition,” contended the Petitioner.Click Here To Download Order [Read Order]Next Story
Top Stories’I Have Lost A Valued Colleague’ : CJI Ramana Condoles Passing Away Of Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK25 April 2021 4:04 AMShare This – x Chief Justice of India Justice N. V. Ramana has expressed grief at the passing away of Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar, Judge of the Supreme Court of India. “I was hoping for his speedy and complete recovery and his return to the Bench at the earliest. The news of his passing has come as a rude shock. I have lost a valued colleague.In the last four years of my association with him in the Supreme Court, I have benefitted immensely from his amazing legal acumen” , newly sworn-in CJI Ramana said.Advertisement The Chief Justice of India spoke to the son of Justice Shantanagoudar and offered condolences to the bereaved family on his own behalf and on behalf of the Brother and Sister Judges of the Supreme Court.Justice Ramana has shared the bench with Justice Shantanagoudar for a long time to deal with several important cases.It was on Saturday(April 24) night that Justice Shantanagoudar breathed his last at a private hospital in Gurugram, succumbing to prolonged illness.Advertisement He was elevated to the Supreme Court in February 2017 and had a term till May 5, 2023. Before elevation to the Supreme Court, Justice Shantanagoudar was the Chief Justice of Kerala High Court. His parent High Court was Karnataka High Court.Condoling Justice Shantanagoudar’s death, the President of India Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, “The demise of Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar has caused deep sorrow. His sound contribution and caliber enabled him to serve as a judge at Karnataka & Kerala High Courts, & finally, the Supreme Court. He leaves behind a void in legal fraternity. My condolences to his family”.Advertisement Advertisement The demise of Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar has caused deep sorrow. His sound contribution and caliber enabled him to serve as a judge at Karnataka & Kerala High Courts, & finally, the Supreme Court. He leaves behind a void in legal fraternity. My condolences to his family.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) April 25, 2021 Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also expressed his condolences.Advertisement Advertisement Advertisement Union Minister of Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) condoles passing away of Supreme Court Judge, Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar. https://t.co/i3KvRdkguw— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) April 25, 2021 Remembering Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar Through His Judgments TagsCJI NV Ramana Justice Mohan Shantanagoudar Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
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