ABN Amro profit rises on lower charges

first_img ABN AMRO, the state-owned rump of the former leading Dutch-based international bank, has reported a jump in underlying net profit thanks to higher interest income, lower charges and a gain on its debt buy-back.However, after some 1.4bn euros (£1.2bn) in costs arising from the mandatory sale of part of the Dutch commercial bank, separation, integration and restructuring, it had a net loss of 627m, compared with a profit of 325m a year ago.The group is now made up of the ABN AMRO and Fortis Dutch retail banking activities, as well as commercial and merchant banking services for Dutch firms, and private banking units in 13 countries with a growth focus on Asia.“ABN AMRO is well on its way to improve the reported and underlying profitability of the bank as synergies will start to emerge from now on and integration costs will start to decline,” chief executive Gerrit Zalm, a former finance minister, said in a statement.“ABN AMRO Bank and Fortis Bank Nederland merged on 1 July 2010. It is very encouraging to see the positive reactions so far from staff and customers alike,” he added.The bank said loan impairments fell 47 percent on the back of an improving Dutch economy, while impairments on the mortgage portfolio were marginally lower. Staff numbers were down 10 per cent.Shareholders equity increased by 2.9bn euros to 11.7bn, primarily the result of the conversions of 2.6 billion of mandatory convertible securities held by the Dutch state into equity and the remaining state capital injection of 490 million.The state has all of the ordinary shares and most of the preference shares. The banking group ABRGPA.UL has many listed and tradeable debt instruments from notes to perpetuals.The Dutch state pumped about 24 billion euros into the local ABN AMRO and Fortis entities after the dramatic failure of a three-pronged hostile takeover of ABN AMRO in 2007 by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L), Fortis and Banco Santander (SAN.MC).Their bid trumped an agreed bid by Barclays backed by Bank of America, but the funding costs proved too high in the ensuing economic downturn and credit crisis.The Dutch group has roots going back to 1720 and only five years ago had a global network including a big US presence but was frustrated in efforts to expand in Italy.The bank said it carefully monitored new regulatory developments like Basel III.“Based upon the current preliminary guidelines of Basel III and the quality of ABN AMRO’s capital basis, ABN AMRO is relatively well positioned for Basel III,” it said.The bank was slated to be privatised in 2011 or later. whatsapp More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org Show Comments ▼ ABN Amro profit rises on lower charges Sharecenter_img Friday 19 November 2010 3:09 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGem whatsapp John Dunne Tags: NULLlast_img read more

William Hill launches in Swedish market

first_img William Hill has launched its brand in the Swedish igaming market, rolling out a Kambi-powered sportsbook and a range of casino games under the WilliamHill.se domain.The operator was able to quickly launch in Sweden by rebranding its Redbet.se site, acquired through its SEK2.82bn (£225.5m/€263.1m/$294.3m) deal for MRG Group, owner of Redbet’s parent company Evoke Gaming.“This is an important milestone in William Hill’s International journey,” William Hill International managing director Patrick Jonker said. “Through fantastic teamwork between our teams in Malta, UK and Sweden we have released William Hill’s first new locally licensed offering since 2011.”William Hill said it had leveraged the MRG team’s experience in entering new markets for the project, as well as Evoke’s Swedish operating licence, which was awarded in December 2018.The new, Kambi-powered sportsbook has been localised for the market, and features odds on sports popular in the country such as trotting, football and ice hockey, as well as bandy, floor ball and winter sports.It also features a broad portfolio of slots and table games, including a selection of exclusive live casino tables, with games including Vegas Speed Roulette, Monopoly Live and Lightning Roulette.“We are proud to offer our players a fantastic player experience with one of the strongest and most diverse casino and live casino products in the market,” Jonker added. “Following this initial launch, we look forward to continue improving the product through additional features and functionalities over the coming months.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 7th May 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines William Hill launches in Swedish market Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Slots Table games Casino & games Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter William Hill has launched its brand in the Swedish igaming market, rolling out a Kambi-powered sportsbook and a range of casino games under the WilliamHill.se domain. Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Email Addresslast_img read more

Mississippi sports betting revenue more than doubles in November

first_imgUncategorized 16th December 2020 | By Robert Fletcher Sports wagering revenue in Mississippi more than doubled year-on-year during November, despite a slight decline in the US state’s handle. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Read the full story on iGB North America. Revenue for the month amounted to $8.1m (£6.0m/€6.6m), which was 113.2% more than $3.8m in the same month in 2019, but 8.0% lower than $8.8m in October this year. Player spending on sports betting slipped 3.0% year-on-year to $54.4m, while this figure was also 11.1% down from $61.2m in October. Topics: Uncategorized Coastal casinos were again the main source of sports betting income during the month, with revenue at these locations amounting to $4.4m, more than half of total revenue for November. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Mississippi sports betting revenue more than doubles in November Consumers in Mississippi spent $35.9m on sports betting at coastal casinos, including $26.2m on football, $1.3m on basketball and $23,047 on baseball. A further $4.7m was wagered on other sports and $3.6m on parlay betting. Email Addresslast_img read more

Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) 2012 Annual Report

first_imgLucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2012 annual report.For more information about Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lucara Diamonds Corporation (LUC.bw)  2012 annual report.Company ProfileLucara Diamond Corporation is a diamond exploration and mining company which operates in southern Africa. Its principal asset is the wholly-owned Karowe Mine in Botswana where Lesidi La Rona was found; the world’s second largest gem-quality diamond. Karowe Mine consistently produces large Type IIA stones and has an estimated worth of $US2.2 billion unmined diamonds. Lucara Diamond Corporation also has interests in the Mothae Diamond Project in Lesotho and the Kavango Diamond Project in Namibia. The company was previously known as Bannockburn Resources Limited, but the name was changed to Lucara Diamond Corporation in 2007. Lucara Diamond Corporation is a member of the Lundin Group of Companies with its head office based in Vancouver, Canada.last_img read more

House in Nanto / Kazuto Nishi Architects

first_img “COPY” Photographs:  Ippei Shinzawa Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Japan Projects Houses Photographs Save this picture!© Ippei Shinzawa+ 21Curated by Hana Abdel Share Year:  House in Nanto / Kazuto Nishi ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in Nanto / Kazuto Nishi Architects “COPY” Manufacturers: Hi-Ceramics, LIXIL , Sekino Kosan, Vectorworks 2018Architect In Charge:Kazuto NishiDesign Team:Kazuto Nishi ArchitectsCity:ToyamaCountry:JapanMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Ippei ShinzawaText description provided by the architects. It is a small house that accepts various environments and aims for a unique architecture. The project site has typical Japanese Seaside climate. Annual sunshine hours are low and precipitation is high. The snow cover can exceed 1m, and in summer some hot summer days are recorded. Save this picture!© Ippei ShinzawaSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Ippei ShinzawaThe first thing I noticed was the presence of a carport. This area with a lot of snow is installed in most houses. We accepted the carport culture positively and reflected it in the building. At first glance, the appearance of a barracks is the result of carefully interpreting the local environment. We are accepting the monsoon, sunshine, and scenery in our buildings, and are exploring ways to live together with the environment.Save this picture!© Ippei ShinzawaIn addition, the frame plan is a wide-spread size for one carport vehicle, 2.7 m per grid, and it is thoroughly repeated. Beams are unified in 120 × 270 size. Large bless that traverse the grid are cut in half and sawn 60×270 size to reduce material loss and realize a frame structure that is economically efficient. Utilizing affordable items, this building suggests a new sustainable housing production model here. In order to protect the building from heavy snow, the roof jumps out greatly, and a sealless mortar wall is used for the waist wall. During heavy snow, the waist wall sinks in the snow, and the wooden frame and roof rise impressively in the pure white scenery.Save this picture!© Ippei ShinzawaProject gallerySee allShow lessHouse 8 in Bruma / Alejandro D’ AcostaSelected ProjectsA Solitary Stroll: Paris Under the Lens of Erieta AttaliArticles Sharecenter_img Area:  119 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyHouses•Toyama, Japan Architects: Kazuto Nishi Architects Area Area of this architecture project House in Nanto / Kazuto Nishi Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935765/house-in-nanto-kazuto-nishi-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935765/house-in-nanto-kazuto-nishi-architects Clipboard 2020 CopyAbout this officeKazuto Nishi ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesToyamaOn FacebookJapanPublished on March 19, 2020Cite: “House in Nanto / Kazuto Nishi Architects” 18 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?南屋之家,应对极端滨海气候 / 西和人一级建筑士事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

A reporter jailed without trial, another abducted by suspected security agents

first_imgNews November 15, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A reporter jailed without trial, another abducted by suspected security agents PakistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder Two incidents in recent weeks have again highlighted the dangers for journalists in Pakistan. One is the detention of Ghulam Rasool Khan in the eastern province of Punjab without due process since 3 November. The other is the disappearance of Abdul Hameed Hayatan, also known as Lala Hameed, in the southwestern province of Balochistan, where his colleagues think he was kidnapped by security officials.Pakistani journalists are caught in a vice between terrorists who use threats and kidnapping, and local government officials who do not hesitate to take the law into their own hands in order to detain troublesome reporters.Reporters Without Borders calls on the federal information minister to intercede to obtain Khan’s release. If the judicial authorities think there are grounds for holding him, he should be given a fair trial. The press freedom organization also urges the information minister to get the interior minister to step up efforts to locate Hayatan.The Pakistani correspondent of News Network International (NNI), Khan has been held for the past 12 days in Bahawalpur prison, in Punjab province. The district authorities used the provisions of a law for the maintenance of public order to detain him and his brother for one month without trial. The real reason for his arrest was his coverage of local government corruption. He recently shed light on various cases of embezzlement and misuse of public funds in several Punjabi government departments.A newspaper reporter for the Daily Karachi and Tawar, Abdul Hameed Hayatan was reportedly kidnapped by plain-clothes security agents in a 4WD jeep in the port city of Gwadar on 25 October. He supports the Baloch Nation Movement (BNM), which is regarded by the authorities as a separatist group. His family and colleagues have had no news of him since his abduction. News News Organisation News to go furthercenter_img April 21, 2021 Find out more Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfire Receive email alerts PakistanAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Pakistan RSF_en Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists January 28, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Somaliland official wants to get rid of “pirate” journalists

first_imgNews Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia Follow the news on Somalia Credit : Mahmoud Abdi Hashi / slnnews.com SomaliaAfrica Condemning abuses Freedom of expression Organisation RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region March 2, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a physical attack on a freelance reporter on 11 September in Hargeisa, the capital of the self-proclaimed republic of Somaliland, and voices concern about a government minister’s threat against journalists. Receive email alertscenter_img RSF requests urgent adoption of moratorium on arrests of journalists Khadar Abdi Asan, a freelancer who works for SomSat Channel TV, was beaten by a group of unidentified men who told him to cease his investigative reporting about Muse Bihi Abdi, the head of the ruling Kulmiye party and a candidate in next year’s presidential election.Asan has been investigating the ethics of government members. Questioned by the Somaliland Informer news website, he accused the ruling party of organizing, planning and carrying out the attack. Some government officials, such as presidential affairs minister Mahmoud Hashi Abdi, do not seem to welcome close scrutiny by reporters. Abdi said: “We liberated this country from warlords who were blackmailing the people with their guns. We will liberate our country from these pirates with pen.” The Somaliland Online Media Association (SOMA), a Hargeisa-based journalists’ collective, immediately condemned the minister’s statement and called on human rights and media defence groups to react. “It is incredible that, to defend himself from the accusations of embezzlement levelled against him, presidential affairs minister Mahmoud Hashi Abdi should publicly flout his own country’s constitution, article 32 of which guarantees freedom of information,” RSF editor-in-chief Virginie Dangles said. “We firmly condemn these public threats by a government minister and we voice concern about the systematic use of threats against media outlets and journalists whenever a report is published raising questions about the activities of government officials.” Abdirashid Abdiwahaab Ibraahim, the publisher of the newspaper Foore, and his editor, Mohamed Mahamoud Yousuf, were arrested in June while covering an agreement between the Somaliland government and the company DP World for the management of the port of Berbera. They were charged with “publishing false news calling for sedition” and “subversive or anti-national propaganda.” RSF is also concerned about the arbitrary detention of Said Mohamoud Gahayr, a freelance journalist, teacher and poet. Held for the past five weeks in Hargeisa prison, he is serving a two-month extrajudicial sentence for “sedition and insurrection.” He was arrested on 20 August after the appearance of articles on social networks about a corruption case allegedly involving the presidential affairs minister. Journalists are often the targets of threats and attacks by the authorities in Somaliland. The recent attacks on journalists are particularly worrying in the run-up to next year’s presidential election. September 16, 2016 – Updated on September 20, 2016 Somaliland official wants to get rid of “pirate” journalists News Help by sharing this information News News SomaliaAfrica Condemning abuses Freedom of expression February 24, 2021 Find out more January 8, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Louisiana killing spree suspect Dakota Theriot captured in Virginia

first_imgAscension Parish Sheriff’s Office(NEW YORK) — An “armed and dangerous” 21-year-old man from Louisiana who allegedly fatally shot his girlfriend, her father and her brother before driving 25 miles in a stolen pickup truck and killing both his parents was captured Sunday morning, police said.Dakota Theriot was wanted on multiple counts of first-degree murder, home invasion and weapons charges after an alleged killing spree that began in Livingston Parish — just east of the state capital, Baton Rouge — and ended at his parents’ trailer in Ascension Parish.Theriot was arrested in Richmond County, Virginia, more than 1,000 miles from where he allegedly went on the killing rampage, Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre and Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard said in a joint statement.Details of Theriot’s arrest were not immediately released.Authorities said deputies arrived at Theriot’s parents’ home on Saturday in time to interview his dying father, who identified his son as the shooter.Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre said during a press conference that dispatch received a call at about 8:45 a.m. about the two shootings, the victims of which were Theriot’s father, Keith Theriot, 51, and his wife Elizabeth Theriot, 51.Shortly after the first call, the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call at 9 a.m. about a homicide involving multiple victims. Those victims, according to a Facebook post from the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office, were Billy Ernest, 44, Summer Ernest, 21, and Tanner Ernest, 18.Webre called the first incident a case of domestic violence and said that Dakota Theriot was recently asked to leave the residence and not return.“It’s been a long time since we’ve had anything of this magnitude when it comes to domestic violence,” Webre said during the news conference. “We don’t know the relationship between the father, the mother and the son at this time.”The Ernest family’s two youngest children — ages 1 and 7 — were unharmed in the shooting. Neighbor Charlene Bordelon told The Advocate she called 911 after the children told her that their father, brother and sister were dead.“She was terrified,” Bordelon said of the little girl, the newspaper reported. “It’s so heartbreaking.”Bordelon and her husband said moments before the children knocked on their door, they heard a truck speed from the home.Webre said Theriot had been driving a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck that belong to his parents.Prior to Theriot’s capture, Webre described the suspect as an “armed and dangerous guy” and warned that anyone who came in contact with him “could be a target.”In a previous run-in with the law in 2017, Theriot was asked to exit his vehicle during a traffic stop but instead drove off, throwing suspected marijuana out of the vehicle. When he was arrested, police found marijuana and paraphernalia in his possession, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Unidentified little girl found dead near Los Angeles hiking trail: Officials

first_imgKABC(LOS ANGELES) — Authorities are investigating the death of a little girl whose body was found near a Los Angeles hiking trail, officials said.The unidentified, African American girl was believed to be between 7 and 10-years-old, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.Her body was discovered in Hacienda Heights Tuesday morning and investigators believe she was left at the location within 24 hours of when she was found, according to the sheriff’s office.Her cause of death has not been released.Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img

University of Central Oklahoma suspends cheerleading squad for alleged hazing incident

first_imgclsgraphics/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Administrators at the University of Central Oklahoma announced Saturday that it suspended its cheerleading squad’s operations and activities for the remainder of the school year while it investigates an alleged hazing incident.School president Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar did not offer details about the reported hazing involving the cheerleaders in her letter but said that the school immediately began an investigation into the matter.“Hazing of any kind has no place at the university and will not be tolerated,” she wrote.In addition to suspending the team’s activities, Neuhold-Ravikumar announced the team will not be allowed to participate in national competitions for two years.If any member is found to have been responsible for the “unacceptable and abhorrent activities,” they will face punishments including removal from the team and suspension from the school, the president said.Members who are not found to be responsible will still have to “undergo a membership review process and may be given the opportunity to try out for next year’s team,” according to Neuhold-Ravikumar.“The UCO cheer team should embody the spirit of our community — encouraging us to give our best effort and to represent our university with pride and dignity,” she said. “We consider our student organizations an extension of the university community and its values, and we are committed to maintaining those standards.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more