Petrol prices are inflicting huge pain whatsapp Share whatsapp BRITAIN is not quite America, where the price of petrol is one of the most important determinants of who wins elections. But the fact that one litre of unleaded now sets you back a crippling £1.29 is starting to become a major issue for the public here in Britain – and it is also beginning to hurt other parts of the economy, especially retailers. In 2005, a litre of diesel cost 85.82p; today, you would have to shell out 134.41p, a development that is crippling transport firms and increasing costs throughout supply chains. A litre of unleaded petrol cost 81.44p six years ago; as recently as two years ago, after prices had plunged following the recession, a litre of unleaded was still retailing at just 86p. The price at the pump has rocketed by 50 per cent since then, punching a gaping hole in the finances of millions of motorists and diverting cash away from other purchases.No wonder, therefore, that the distributive trades survey from the CBI – a good gauge of retail sales – showed a substantial slowdown in February. People are still spending more in shops but the rate of growth has slowed to a crawl. A similar survey out earlier this week painted a picture of a two-tier service sector economy: professional services are doing well but services to consumers are stagnating. Strong global growth and efficiency gains means that firms are flash with cash, despite higher costs, and are spending more – but individuals are being squeezed.It’s not rocket science: prices are surging as inflation spirals out of control, led by much higher petrol prices. Post-tax, post-inflation, post petrol take-home pay is dropping at an accelerating rate; the tax and price index, an official measure of the cost of living, was up 5.5 per cent in the year to the end of January. Given that average earnings were up just 2.1 per cent, Britain faced a national pay cut of 3.4 per cent over the past year. There is less to spend on discretionary items after all the direct debits and essentials. It’s neither a surprise nor hard to understand why retailers will be facing a difficult 2011; even supermarkets will suffer. Of course, there are also other pressures on consumer spending: some public sector workers who feel they may be at risk will be tightening their belts. Against that, the net number of jobs in the UK rose by 218,000 last year; as long as the private sector continues to create 3.8 net extra jobs for each that is lost in the public sector, the aggregate effect will mean more spending power. There was some good news yesterday: crude prices fell back, thanks to Saudi Arabia saying it is in talks to compensate for lost Libyan output. King Abdullah’s massive £22bn in handouts may not have been enough to assuage all his critics, however. And even if the oil price stabilises, a huge chunk of the price at the pump is made up of tax – 58.95p per litre for fuel duty alone – which keeps going up. That is the real scandal.Politicians and the media are obsessed with spending cuts, even though these will be worth only one per cent of total state spending in real terms in 2011-12. Yet the impact of inflation on incomes will be three times larger – and everybody is being hit. The coalition would be well-advised to remember the 2000 fuel protests: they almost destroyed Tony Blair, something that not even Iraq could manage. [email protected] me on Twitter: @allisterheath KCS-content More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Thursday 24 February 2011 9:07 pm
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance Swedish self-exclusion register hits 20,000 Tags: Online Gambling Legal & compliance Email Address Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Swedish regulator Spelinspektionen has revealed that its Spelpaus.se self-exclusion scheme has now attracted more than 20,000 registrations. Swedish gambling regulator Spelinspektionen has revealed that its Spelpaus.se self-exclusion programme has now attracted more than 20,000 registrations.Launched on January 1 to coincide with the roll-out of the country’s regulated iGaming market, the service allows users to block themselves from accessing online gambling services and opt out of any related marketing campaigns.The scheme also covers in-person betting at approved stores, bingo facilities, on gambling machines and at all land-based casinos operated by Casino Cosmopol.Spelpaus.se only applies to operators that hold a licence in the newly regulated Swedish market. Spelinspektionen has so far awarded licences to 69 companies, with this list expected to grow as more operators secure approval.One of the conditions of these new licences is for operators to ensure that they are fully integrated with the Spelpaus.se initiative.However, Spelinspektionen has been forced to issue a number of reminders to its licensed operators about this requirement after noting a series of failures during the first month of full regulation in January.The regulator named Genesis Global and AG Communications, a subsidiary of Aspire Global, as licensed operators that had breached this measure. Both companies have since taken action to ensure they are fully compliant with the self-exclusion rules.Spelinspektionen has warned that if any licensed operators continue to breach this licence measure, it could begin to rescind online gambling licences and also issue financial penalties.Image: Max Pixel 7th February 2019 | By contenteditor
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Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee (COVIFRA) (COVI.mu) 2014 abridged results.Company ProfileCompagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee rents out investment properties, plant and equipment to Holiday Villages Management Services Mauritius Limited, which operates the Club Med Hotel at La Pointe au Cannoniers in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of MCB Group Limited. Compagnie Des Villages De Vacances De L’Isle De France Limitee is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (SEPLAT.ng) 2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSeplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is an oil and gas exploration company in Nigeria operating a portfolio of assets in the Niger Delta Region. This includes a 45% stake in OML 4 which covers an area of 267 square kilometres; a 45% stake in OML 38 which covers an area of 2 094 square kilometres; and a 45% stake in OML 41 that covers an area of 291 square kilometres. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc also holds a 40% non-operated working interest in OPL 283 marginal field which is located in the northern onshore deposit-belt of the Niger Delta; a 40% non-operated interest in OML 53 that covers an area of 1 585 square kilometres located onshore in north-eastern Niger Delta; and interest in OML 55 that covers an area of 840 square kilometres located in south-eastern Niger Delta. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Joe Clark | Friday, 19th March, 2021 | More on: AMZN PLUG “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Plug Power (NASDAQ: PLUG) at the time of writing is trading at $36.50, over 50% down from its all-time high In January ($75.49). I originally bought Plug Power stock, a provider of clean hydrogen and zero-emission fuel cell solutions, in February (22% higher than now).Nevertheless, despite the sell-off, I remain confident in the longer-term potential for the company, so I have been buying more.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Why is Plug Power stock selling off?Recently, Plug Power announced that there were some inaccuracies with its past financial reports. The fuel cell maker said that it would have to reissue some fiscal and quarterly results from 2018-2020. The company said that the mistakes didn’t affect the underlying business and that there were no issues raised regarding its fourth quarter 2020 and year-end results. Plug Power has also been swept up in the broader sell-off of growth stocks due to inflation fears that have caused treasury yields to spike.What are the risks?There are some things to be aware of, though, when it comes to Plug Power stock. In the last year, the company’s share price has had overall an incredible run, rising over 1,000%. Therefore, it could be argued that this sell-off recently isn’t overdone. The company was founded in 1997, and it has not yet demonstrated that its business model can be profitable. It reported a net loss of $476.3 million, in its last earnings report.Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been a critic of hydrogen fuel cells, saying he believes they are unrealistic. 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Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Nadia Yaqub | Friday, 19th March, 2021 | More on: GRG Greggs (LSE: GRG) shares are in the limelight. The company posted its first ever loss earlier this week. The stock has continued to soar during the pandemic. The shares are now expensive, but I’d still buy at these levels. Here’s why.The resultsGreggs total 2020 sales fell 31% to £811m, while profits swung to a £14m loss. This compared to a pre-tax profit of £108m the previous year.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…As I mentioned, this was Greggs first ever loss but I don’t think the results are that bad. In fact, I think given how challenging the pandemic has been, the numbers are resilient. I reckon this is because of the management team’s quick and decisive actions.Last year was all about cash preservation and Greggs did exactly this. It cut its dividend like most other companies and made costs cuts. The FTSE 250 firm made over 800 redundancies.Strong brandI reckon Greggs has a strong brand and product offering. To me, it’s a leading UK food-on-the-go retailer and has over 2,000 outlets. Before the pandemic, the company was doing well. So I expect this to continue, in time, once government restrictions have been fully lifted.In terms of the products, let me be frank, they are very affordable and offer good value. So even if economic conditions worsen and unemployment soars, I think most consumers could splash out on one of Greggs’s pasties. I can’t forget to mention how popular the vegan sausage rolls were pre-coronavirus.Improving customer serviceI think what has helped Greggs shares is the company’s multi-channel approach. The click-and-collect service across the entire store estate has been beneficial. Greggs also has a partnership with Just Eat. I reckon this delivery agreement has somewhat softened the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the business.The bakery chain also offers its customers a rewards loyalty scheme to entice them back. Repeat business is good for revenue and profitability. I expect this, along with the existing customer service initiatives, to continue after the pandemic. Although once the stores are fully opened, I question whether many consumers will be using the Just Eat delivery option at the same rate as seen during the pandemic.Store estateI don’t think it’s a surprise that the stores affected by falling sales have been those in city centre locations and in transport links such as train stations. Once out of the pandemic, my concern is if office workers start to work from home permanently then these outlets may be impacted. This is clearly an important demographic for Greggs.Stores in retail parks or where shops could be accessed by car fared better. What I like about Greggs is that the stores are based in a broad range of locations, which should help the business weather the storm.But my other concern is further rises in staff and food ingredient costs. This could place pressure on profitability as well as the share price.My viewI’d expect Greggs shares to rally in the short-term based on the continued roll-out of the vaccine across the UK. As a long-term investor, I’m optimistic on the outlook for Greggs shares and would buy the stock. Should I buy Greggs shares after its 2020 loss? See all posts by Nadia Yaqub Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares
By NAFB News Service – Jan 14, 2021 Home Indiana Agriculture News Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural America Vaccine Hesitancy in Rural America Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter A recent study finds rural residents are hesitant to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The Kaiser Family Foundation COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor tracks the dynamic nature of public opinion as vaccine development unfolds. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization focusing on national health issues.The monitor shows three in ten people in rural areas say they will “definitely get” the vaccine, compared to four in ten people in urban areas and suburban areas. An additional one-third of people in rural areas say they will “probably get it” while 35 percent say they will either “probably not get it” or “definitely not get it.”The report says there are many factors that are associated with an individual’s willingness to get the coronavirus vaccine, including their age, level of education, and political party identification. The COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor finds that Republicans are much less likely to say they will get a coronavirus vaccine compared to their independent and Democratic counterparts. Previous articlePotential Tax Policy Changes Ahead in Washington, D.C.Next articleKC Fed: Fewer New Loans to Farmers NAFB News Service SHARE SHARE
Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison EgyptMiddle East – North Africa EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information News Receive email alerts The information ministry also conveyed a complaint to the electoral high commission against the pan-Arab channel al-Hurra, on the basis of the same allegations. The complaint was also referred to the chief prosecutor, but no suspension was ordered. to go further Journalists charged with defamation The top prosecutor, Abdul-Meguid Mahmoud, on 5 December sent two journalists from the independent daily al-Shorouq for trial before the criminal court charged with “insulting and defaming an official in the exercise of his duty”, after it carried an interview the previous day with NDP candidate Momena Kamel, just elected to the al-Badrashin constituency in the Guizeh governorate. During the interview, journalist Hisham el-Meyani questioned her about statements made by the Justice Minister to the electoral high commission relating to fraud cases in the constituency where she had just won her seat. The deputy told the journalist it was absurd before she condemned him as “madman, liar, psychologically unstable and reckless”, and that “intellectually he belonged to the Muslim Brothers”. The same day the deputy complained about the journalist to his editor in chief, Amr Khafagy. The following day, the two journalists and the deputy were questioned by the top prosecutor. Momena Kamel was interviewed very briefly while the two journalists were questioned for nearly six hours. They were both charged and released on bail of 20,000 Egyptian pounds (2,600 euros). The first date for their hearing has been set for 18 December 2010. They face from six months to three years in prison and a fine of 10,000 Egyptian pounds (1,300 euros). Journalists attacked by NPD militants and security forces Ayman Ibrahim, journalist on the government-run magazine al-Idhaa wa al-Tilfaza was beaten up by “baltaguis” (thugs), recruited by the independent candidate Mahmoud Mosleh, when he took photos of them in the act of committing fraud at a polling station at a boys’ middle school in the city of Zefta in the governorate of al-Gharbiyah, in the delta region north of Cairo. They threw themselves on Ibrahim when they saw he had taken shots of them, raining blows on him and ripping his clothes. The journalist said that his possessions and equipment were stolen. He laid a complaint at Zefta police station. His possessions were returned to him, minus his money, and the photos he had taken had been deleted from his camera. A journalist on the same weekly, Omar Aammar, was covering voting at a polling station at al-Rashad school in the al-Matareya district, east of Cairo was struck by a police officer when he refused his order to leave the polling station. Aammar tried but failed to lay a complaint at the district police station. Video journalist Ahmed Abdul-Fattah of the daily al-Masry al-Youm was brutally beaten by NDP militants and “baltaguis” in their pay, in Qabreet village, in Fowa city, in the governorate of Kafr-el-Sheikh, north of Cairo. All his equipment was stolen and he was left lying on the ground covered in bruises. His colleague, Omar al-Sheikh, correspondent for al-Masry al-Youm in Beni Swaif governorate south of Cairo, was covering voting at a polling station in Baroot primary school when he was attacked by militant supporters of the NDP candidate Abdul-Khair Abdul-‘Alem.Journalists and representatives of civil society organisations were refused entry to the Abou Leila primary school in the city of Atmida, in the governorate of Daqahleya, in the delta region north of Cairo. Police refused to accept the validity of their accreditation from the electoral high commission, telling them that only those issued by the police station in the constituency were valid. The photographer for the daily al-Masry al-Youm, Hossam al-Hawary, tried to get in without permission and was immediately attacked by NDP supporters and “baltaguis” who threatened to stab him to death. A team from the independent weekly al-Youm al-Sabe’ was attacked at the same spot by “baltaguis” and NDP supporters. Journalist Mohamed Haggag was forced into the polling station at knife-point. He was held there and manhandled for half an hour before being released. Ahmed Ismail, a photojournalist for the same media was beaten by the same individuals outside the building. Sherif al-Deeb, also a reporter for al-Youm al-Sabe’, was threatened by NDP supporters, “baltaguis” and security staff. They were all finally expelled from the city by force. Journalists were prevented from covering clashes that broke out between supporters of Essam Abdul Razeq and Mohamed al-Halawany, both NDP candidates for the constituency in Kafr Saqr, in the governorate or al-Sharqiyah, 85 kilometres east of Cairo. A correspondent for the daily al-Youm al-Sabe’, Iman Mechanna, was assaulted because she took photos of the incident. Police refused to allow journalists to enter polling stations in Shoubra el-Kheima in the governorate of al-Qalyubiya, in Cairo’s northern suburbs, despite showing their accreditation, arguing that for security reasons, only voters were allowed access. Gamal Abu Eliou, a reporter for the independent weekly al-Karama, was prevented throughout the day on 5 December from covering elections in polling stations in Armant in the governorate of Luxor, south of Cairo.Security forces on 5 December banned a demonstration planned by the April 6 Movement in Tahrir Square, Cairo to protect against massive electoral fraud and to urge voters to boycott the second round of polling. All gatherings were banned for fear of demonstrators organising, including at bus stations and the entrance to shops. Organisation December 9, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Grim day of violent attacks on the media in second round of polling News News Information ministry targets satellite channels Nilesat on 3 December suspended al-Fraen TV for two weeks for “violation of the media code of ethics and rules of covering elections”, based on a decision by the Media Free Zone administration, in Sixth of October City. In the same way, the director of the electoral high commission, Sayed Abdul-Aziz Omar, sent the top prosecutor a complaint from the information minister, Anas al-Fekki, against the channel for violating the principles of election coverage. January 22, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders said today it had recorded numerous cases of deliberate obstruction of journalists trying to cover the second round of legislative elections on 5 December, just as it had in the first round on 28 November. The landslide victory of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) was no longer in doubt after massive fraud during the first round, condemned unanimously by observers in Egypt. Tension levels were slightly down, however, a large number of journalists were attacked by NDP militants and the security forces in the course of polling day. A fresh upsurge in tension and censorship may well be on the cards during the coming months in the run-up to the presidential election, due at the end of 2011. February 6, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Egypt Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution RSF_en February 1, 2021 Find out more The website of the Muslim Brothers (Ikhwan Online) was inaccessible from within Egypt from 8am to 7pm and then again until midnight, on 5 December. The same censorship was applied to the Brothers’ online forum al-Moltaqa (http://www.ikhwan.net/forum/).Seven other websites were also censored for 24 hours: http://www.shahid2010.com/ (inaccessible)http://shababelikhwan.net/ib/index.php (accessible in a few parts of the country)http://www.sharkiaonline.com/ (accessible in a few parts of the country)http://www.amlalommah.net/ (inaccessible)http://www.nowabikhwan.com/ (accessible in a few parts of the country)http://www.egyptwindow.net/ (inaccessible)http://www.ikhwanweb.com/ (inaccessible)The authorities, particularly the Information and Decision Support Center (IDSC) that comes under the council of ministers, were behind the blocking of these sites in collaboration with the country’s internet services providers (TEDATA, ETISALAT and LINK DSL).
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