Osborne: We will help our friend in need

first_imgMonday 22 November 2010 8:11 pm Osborne: We will help our friend in need THE chancellor yesterday said Ireland was a “friend in need” that Britain would support, likely with a direct loan that will run into billions of euros. George Osborne said the loan would probably be in the “billions, not tens of billions”, but declined to give any further details of the package being discussed.Britain will not charge Ireland a “punitive” rate of interest, Osborne said. “We are not seeking to make a buck out of this. We are looking to help a friend in need,” he added. Any bilateral loan would come on top of Britain’s contribution to the €60bn European Financial Stability Mechanism (EFSM), which former chancellor Alistair Darling signed up to in May.However, aides to the chancellor told City A.M. that Britain would cap its overall contribution at around £7bn. If it has to pay more than expected into the EFSM, it will reduce the bilateral loan accordingly, they said. Meanwhile, Osborne said he would oppose any attempts to top up the EFSM to “make good” on the bailout package that has been promised to Ireland, and confirmed the UK would not sign up to any future Eurozone bailout initiatives. Britain is not a contributor to the much-larger €440bn European Financial Stability Facility. Despite dissent on virtually all sides of the House of Commons, Osborne staunchly defended his decision to help Ireland.He said: “We have strong economic relations with Ireland. Ireland accounts for five per cent of Britain’s total exports abroad. Indeed we export more to Ireland than to Brazil, Russia, India and China put together.” Share Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof KCS-content whatsappcenter_img Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailUndoSerendipity 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 HeraldUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndoHealthyGem”My 600-lb Life” Star Dropped 420 Pounds, See Her NowHealthyGemUndo whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Falling far from the tree

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Companies: Yggdrasil By branching out into publishing, Yggdrasil has effectively licensed out of every aspect of its business. Chief executive Fredrik Elmqvist and head of publishing Björn Krantz explain why the supplier feels this will pioneer a new approach to online casino partnerships Falling far from the tree By branching out into publishing, Yggdrasil has effectively licensed out of every aspect of its business. Chief executive Fredrik Elmqvist and head of publishing Björn Krantz explain why the supplier feels this will pioneer a new approach to online casino partnershipsIn 2019, Yggdrasil chief executive Fredrik Elmqvist (pictured left) had a plan for life as a listed business.At the time, the games developer was set to be spun off from parent company Cherry, following in the footsteps of other businesses such as Betsson and NetEnt, which began life as a subsidiary of the Swedish operator.A key element of the future plan was to divide the company into three divisions: Affiliation, Distribution and Publishing.Publishing was arguably the most ambitious, as it would see Yggdrasil effectively make all components of its technology available to partners under licence.In January 2020, Yggdrasil appointed Björn Krantz (pictured below right) to spearhead the division.New Yggdrasils The rationale behind this was so that ‘new Yggdrasils’ could develop their own games.This could be using their own game logic to build something on Yggdrasil’s server, or using its software to build directly into their own RGS, even skinning an existing game.“What we are doing on the publishing side is capitalising on all the fantastic assets that have been built and will be built by the company and using those assets to create another type of value proposition in the ecosystem of igaming,” Krantz explains. “We call that IP licensing.”However this was all contingent on the supplier spinning off from Cherry. That, of course, did not happen.The operator, via a private equity takeover by Bridgepoint Capital, delisted from the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange and Yggdrasil remained part of the group.“So we said to the new board, which included representatives from Bridgepoint, ‘What can you do with this publishing arm concept?’ because they had a lot of experience with publishing in other sectors,” Krantz says.“They said we can scale our operations and with our new value propositions we can grow with collaborating partners all over the world and there doesn’t have to be a lot more investment to do so.”“The board said, “How big can this be then?’ and we said ‘What is preventing the Taiwanese guys or the Japanese or the Indian guys from gaining exactly the same amount of traction and success as we have done in the European market?’“All the other partners could be as big as our current business and then we could take a revenue share on that.”Following that discussion with the board, Krantz said Bridgepoint have been “very supportive” of the company’s ongoing business strategy and new operational structure, and “truly understand the business benefits and growth opportunities for all stakeholders”.The Yggdrasil Publishing arm is made up of three verticals: YG Franchise, for Yggdrasil’s gaming platform and tools; YG Masters, for third-party game development and distribution; and YG Game IP for game licensing.For Elmqvist, the appeal to potential partners is clear.“If you are looking at investing in your products, you don’t want to use your cash flow on something that’s already been done before,” he says. “So we take what we’ve done before and licence that out.”“Let’s say you’re a big land-based studio, you have offices in Vegas, Macau and Japan, and you know you need to go online,” Elmqvist says. “But nobody wants to start doing it.“Someone selling a game development kit might say, ‘All you need is a GDK and you’ll be on your way’ and they put some games out and they’re embarrassed. All of a sudden, their brand is out there and it’s not performing.“The lack of performance may not be because your content is poor, it’s because the execution is poor, the distribution is poor and the supporting tools are poor.“But we can say to those guys, ‘We’ll help you, we can do it together.’ We can enable their game development process.”Beyond aggregation? At the heart of this is the development of the GATI (game adaptation, tools, and interface) solution, a language-agnostic tool that allows a studio licensing Yggdrasil IP to distribute games through the supplier’s network.“It’s basically a container solution where a third-party studio has a set of pre-configurations which they use for building their games into the GATI,” Krantz says.“This is a disruptive and unique way of allowing partners to quickly scale their territorial reach and deliver content globally.“Normally, all the studios have different types of languages where they build games. The GATI is totally language agnostic, so it standardised everything.”At its core, the GATI resembles an aggregation network, but Elmqvist and Krantz argue its decentralised nature and language agnosticism mean it is best described as a new piece of technology entirely.“I wouldn’t even compare this to aggregation because this is beyond aggregation, it’s much more scalable,” Elmqvist says.It’s the GATI that allows each game created through Yggdrasil’s publishing division to be distributed in a variety of different jurisdictions with different regulations, adapting all distributed games to meet compliance standards.“When you’re adapting your game range, whether it’s one game, 50 games, 200 games, thanks to the GATI, all of a sudden they are compliant in those markets,” Krantz continues.“For game studios and developers, if they follow all the tools and interfaces on the GATI, their games are there. They don’t have to think or to talk to all the certification guys.If we say, “Here comes a new market, there are some new layers in the GATI they say ‘Okay, we’ll take that’ and they can update the game.”Yet besides regulatory standards, Yggdrasil has opted to take a hands-off approach when it comes to games that will include “powered by Yggdrasil” branding.While this will likely lead to games that differ from Yggdrasil’s current offering, Elmqvist and Krantz said they weren’t concerned about a potential drop-off in quality.“Who are we to say visually or mechanically if a game is going to be successful or not?” Elmqvist asks. “I have seen some very ugly games that are super successful.”“The more general thing is if the content itself is abusive or is it something that could harm our reputation,” Elmqvist says.“There are always controls like that, but apart from those controls, people can use their imagination because they know what works best in their market.”Competition to collaborators Just who those partners may be could vary, with Elmqvist listing a broad spectrum of business types across the industry that may be possible partners.“We can work with operators, other B2B suppliers, resellers, studios that want to build their own business but who lack the balance sheet to make these costly developments,” he says. “So we can do that, licence it out and get money for it.We are looking for partners with existing operations and maybe already with a strong value proposition in their market, and they need us to facilitate scale of business growth in the local market as well as in other markets.”For Krantz though, that list goes a step further, including suppliers that Yggdrasil may see as its rivals.The increasing pressure from regulation and competition, Krantz says, could encourage these businesses to start working alongside Yggdrasil and using its own publishing and distribution tools.Appealing to rivals may sound like a difficult sell, but as Krantz points out, the GATI’s streamlining of the process of achieving regulatory approval frees up plenty of time and money that can be spent on marketing instead.But are these same costs from increased regulation and competition why Yggdrasil has had to licence out its business? With the supplier opening up a new revenue channel, it may appear that things have got too difficult in the existing ones. Krantz, however, rejects this outlook.“Could we have continued with the business model as is, doing nothing more than today?” Krantz asks. “Of course, but it’s not what Fred and the board and the owners wanted.“They want Yggdrasil to be a world-leading company. We could have done nothing, but ambition levels are so much higher.”“We can grow into all these markets organically with our own distribution. Go in, get a licence. Go in, get a licence. But that’s going to be very expensive and in some markets it might not even be successful at all because we don’t always have the local knowledge there.“So we are the enabler to create new Yggdrasils.” 26th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Casino & games Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Topics: Casino & games Strategy Tech & innovation Slots Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

How fair is FIFA’s monetary policy for women footballers?

first_img Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country Facebook Twitter Latest Sports News Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredDefinitionWhat ‘Harry Potter’ Characters Were Actually Supposed To Look LikeDefinition|SponsoredSponsored Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates, Follow Live update SHARE Football Previous articleGFI announces Indian team for Senior Asian Artistic Gymnastic ChampionshipNext articleICC World Cup – India vs New Zealand: head to head matches Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Women’s football is on the growth path – on popularity and commercial charts. There is record television audience registered for the ongoing FIFA Women’s World Cup in France and tickets sales have already breached the one million mark. The 24-team event has at least 14 of the 52 matches fully sold out. There is no inventory available for at least one quarter-final, both the semi-finals and the final.In broadcast ratings, the world governing body for football and the Women’s World Cup 2019 organiser FIFA is in line to breach 100 million television audience mark. A total 9.83 million fans had tuned into French free-to-air broadcaster TF1 to watch hosts drubbing South Korea 4-0. For sheer comparison, TF1 had secured 12.6 million viewers for France’s opening game against Australia at last FIFA Men’s World Cup in Russia 2018. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Latest Sports News How fair is FIFA’s monetary policy for women footballers? Euro 2020 Points table: Germany secure first win, Poland keep Euro hopes alive; Check Euro 2020 latest group standings by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeCBS NewsThese Are America’s Deadliest HighwaysCBS NewsGeorgetown UniversityLearn from Anywhere This Summer with Georgetown’s Online Summer CoursesGeorgetown UniversityTreehuggerHow To Protect Yourself Against CyberthreatsTreehuggerThe examples cited above establish that the women’s sport is bridging the void with the men’s football that remains among the most followed and commercial most successful sports in the world.The sports is drawing corporate support with the brands like Adidas, Coca-Cola, Wanda, Hyundai, Qatar Airways and Visa on board as the Women’s World Cup sponsors.But the question that arises here is, how fair is FIFA’s monetary policy for women footballers?The success and growth of the women’s game is still not reflecting in the pay purse, which remains far behind the commercial packages of men’s football.The 24-team FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 has a total prize purse of $ 30 million. The winners’ get a cheque of $ 4 million. Even as the value of the gross price purse and the winners’ cheque stands doubled from the 2015 edition, it comes nowhere near the values of the FIFA Men’s World Cup in Russia last year.The FIFA World Cup 2019 champions France alone had pocketed more than the total prize money at stake for the ongoing Women’s World Cup 2019. France had returned richer by $ 38 million for winning the World Cup in Russia.  The total prize purse for the 32 teams aggregated $400 million.US Women national football national team is one appreciable exception. A $718,750 donation by LUNA Bar has ensured that each member of the US women’s national team receives the same roster bonus ($31,250 per player) awarded to their male counterparts for earning a spot on the World Cup roster.Tennis Grand Slams have bridged that disparity. All the four Grand Slams – Australian Open, French Open, the Wimbledon and US Open – offer the same prize purse to the champions in the women’s and men’s competition.The disparity in prize money between the men’s and women’s event has drawn widespread criticism. However, this is not just confined to women’s football. The void is even bigger in cricket. The richest national body, the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s annual player retainer contracts are another glaring example. The BCCI has given annual contract to twenty women cricketers. However, the aggregate sum of the all the 20 girls’ annual contracts is lesser than the then ₹ 7 crore annual contract of Team India captain Virat Kohli. The twenty girls contracted in ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ categories @ ₹ 50 lakh, ₹ 30 lakh and ₹ 20 lakh respectively would collectively get ₹ 5.70 crore only.Also read: BCCI’s 20 contracted women players to get less than KohliHere is another example of disparity in men’s and women’s cricket. The ICC World Cup 2019 in England and Wales has a total prize purse of 10,000,000. $ 4 million the winner on July 14 will pocket is 200% more than the total prize purse of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup two years ago, when the champions cheque was only worth $6,60,000. 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Here’s what I think comes next for Intercontinental Hotels’ dividend

first_img I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Here’s what I think comes next for Intercontinental Hotels’ dividend Image source: Getty Images Jay Yao | Wednesday, 23rd December, 2020 | More on: IHG Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this.center_img Jay Yao has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended InterContinental Hotels Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Intercontinental Hotels Group (LSE: IHG) is a leading hotel chain, so it’s no surprise that it’s had an up and down year. In the first quarter of calendar 2020, the shares fell as business and leisure travel plunged due to the pandemic. With all the uncertainty, Intercontinental Hotels’ management cancelled its fiscal year 2019 final dividend. The board also decided not to pay the interim dividend for 2020. 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…Beginning in late March however, the shares began to slowly rebound as governments around the world unleashed fiscal and monetary stimulus measures. And despite the rises meaning its valuation was no longer at bargain levels, Intercontinental Hotels stock continued to rally in November. This was thanks to better than expected Covid-19 vaccine news. Given the stock rally and the approval of vaccines, what’s ahead for Intercontinental Hotels’ dividend? Here’s what I think. Intercontinental Hotels: dividend historyBefore the pandemic, Intercontinental Hotels was on course for a very respectable five-year history of dividend payouts. From 2015 to 2018, management increased the annual dividend every year. The company’s  total normal annual dividend per share rose from $0.85 for 2015 to $1.144 for 2018. If it hadn’t been for the pandemic, IHG’s full-year dividend would have increased to $1.258 for fiscal 2019 too. Even better, management showed a willingness to return even more capital to shareholders through special dividends. In July 2014, the company paid a special dividend of $750m. This was followed up with special dividends of $1.5bn in May 2016, $400m in May 2017, and $500m in January 2019. Where I think the dividend is headedUnfortunately, as mentioned, the pandemic meant Intercontinental Hotels has axed its 2019 and 2020 dividends.But I think it’s only a matter of time before IHG resumes its payouts. The company’s current official position is that “the board will continue to defer consideration of further dividends until visibility of the pace and scale of market recovery has improved.”Given that IHG’s financials are improving and the company has adequate liquidity, I believe it can pay a dividend next year if it wants to. Its Greater China operations in particular have shown signs of a fast rebound. Using the intended payout ratio of 41.5% in 2019 (the company reported adjusted earnings per share of $3.033 and intended to pay a normal dividend per share of $1.258), I reckon it could pay $0.56 in annual normal dividends per share next year. This assumes it achieves the average analyst estimate of $1.36 in EPS for fiscal 2021. With all the uncertainty left, however, I believe that management will be conservative. That means it should initially pay a smaller amount than that. As business normalises and if EPS grows longer term, the dividend could eventually surpass its pre-Covid-19 levels, given its past history. As for what I’d do, I like Intercontinental Hotels, but given the company’s current valuation, I wouldn’t buy just yet. Instead, I’ll add the share to my watch list and buy if the price dips substantially lower. As the recovery continues, that means I may have missed the boat. But I’m not worried as I see many other opportunities in the FTSE 100. See all posts by Jay Yao Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shareslast_img read more

All Black Ardie Savea to wear goggles against Canada

first_img Expand Canada Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide This led to Savea making a call on his health and he went on: “A couple of years ago I realised I had bad vision in my left eye. Everything is kind of blurry.“I told All Blacks doctor Tony Page it was getting worse and now we’re doing something about it.”All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster has applauded Savea for making the long-term decision.“It looks a little bit different but it’s not unique,” Foster said. “I think it’s great Ardie has been willing to make a decision for his health and that he’s going to follow through with it.”Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. All Black Ardie Savea to wear goggles against CanadaAll Black Ardia Savea is set to become the first player ever to wear goggles in a Rugby World Cup match if he comes off the bench against Canada tomorrow.This news comes after Savea admitted to fears of going blind as the sight in his left eye has been deteriorating, and therefore the goggles are there to protect his right eye.“Obviously if my right eye goes, I might be potentially blind,” he said.“I’ve got my little girl and, hopefully, future kids and a bigger family, so I want to be able to see. I’m just thinking of the bigger picture and trying to protect my eyes.“In terms of vision and seeing [with the goggles], it’s pretty sweet, and it’s now just a matter of getting used to them.”Back in May, World Rugby approved the use of goggles after testing and Italy fly-half Ian McKinley, who lost sight in his left eye after a boot to the face, wore them earlier this year in a Test match. The flanker has feared of going blind and will wear goggles to protect his eyes against Canada The last team to qualify for the tournament,… Expand Canada were one of the last teams into… Canada Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Winners of the past two World Cups, the… 2019 Rugby World Cup: New Zealand 63-0 Canada Collapse 2019 Rugby World Cup: New Zealand 63-0 Canada LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

Input into Community Fund’s strategic plan

first_img  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 June 2001 | News Input into Community Fund’s strategic plan AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img “Have your say in our future funding priorities,” says the Community Fund.“Have your say in our future funding priorities,” says the Community Fund. If you would like to comment on how the Community Fund plans to give out its money in the years 2002-2007, now is your chance. You have until 14 September 2001.Find out more from the Community Fund. Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Community grants website wins European best practice award

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. A European award that celebrates best practice in making grants information available online has been presented to a community self help website developed by the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA).The ‘GUIDE Award for Online Excellence in Grant Support’ was presented to SEEDA for their www.SEEOnline.net/Broadband/CommunitySelfHelp website, set up in October 2003, at the General Assembly of EURADA, the network of Regional Development Agencies from the EU’s 25 member states, in the Czech city of Olomouc.The EURADA delegates also received a presentation of www.grant-guide.com, the trans-national online grants and inward investment database that is part funded by the European Commission’s eContent programme. Advertisement The GUIDE Award was sponsored by the GUIDE Consortium, which comprises leading European grants consultancies UK-based government-to-business web publisher j4b plc, Madrid-based grants consultant econet and the Dutch grants firm PNO Consultants.EURADA President, David Walburn, who hosted the award ceremony, also gave special commendation to the websites of ERP-Fonds, www.erp-fonds.at, and Tipperary North County Enterprise Board, www.tnceb.ie, which came second and third respectively. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Awards Digitalcenter_img Community grants website wins European best practice award  31 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 May 2004 | Newslast_img read more

New York City solidarity with Chile

first_imgNew York, Nov. 4.About 200 people gathered in protest in Union Square in New York City Nov. 4 to support a general strike in progress in Chile. Many were Chileans exiled during the U.S.-backed military dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet, which lasted from 1973 to 1990. Nieves Ayress, a former political prisoner under Pinochet, spoke [with flag in photo]. Militants from Mexico and Puerto Rico gave solidarity statements with Chile’s current mobilization against neoliberal austerity measures. Organizers stated they intend to keep up the solidarity gatherings. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Hoosier Ag Today Partners with Growers Edge on Local Cash Grain…

first_img SHARE “Our web site and e-newsletter are already things growers turn to everyday for up to the minute information.  Now with these Growers Edge tools they will have even more reasons to make Hoosier Ag Today their first choice for local agricultural information,” said Truitt. Home Indiana Agriculture News Hoosier Ag Today Partners with Growers Edge on Local Cash Grain Tool Facebook Twitter Previous articleMore Indiana Crops Affected as Drought SpreadsNext articleNational Event Looks at Future Food Security Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter About HATHoosier Ag Today was founded in 2006 for the specific purpose of serving the informational needs of the Hoosier agricultural community.  HAT currently has 45 radio stations broadcasting its programs.  In addition, HAT operates a multi-media web site, smartphone app, and publishes a daily e-mail newsletter.  In 2008 and 2010, Hoosier Ag Today was rated the most listened to farm radio network in Indiana by Ag Media Research.  Hoosier Ag Today is owned by Truitt Communications LLC and represented nationally by J.L. Farmakis, Inc.center_img About Growers EdgeGrowers-edge.com provides farmers a free, one-stop resource for their business and marketingneeds.  Currently, more than 15,000 farmers use growers-edge.com to help enhance their profits.For more information, and to sign up for the basis tracking tool and other free features fromGrowers Edge, go to www.growers-edge.com. Source: Hoosier Ag Today By Gary Truitt – Jun 14, 2012 Hoosier Ag Today, Indiana’s leading source of information for Hoosier farmers, has announced a partnership with Growers Edge to bring its unique grain marketing tool and content to the Hoosier State.  The Best Price Look Up tool allows growers to access cash grain quotes from a variety of sources in their area and calculate which is the most profitable offer. “At Hoosier Ag Today we are all about local information,” said Gary Truitt, President of HAT. “We bring growers Indiana crop conditions, news, weather, and now cash grain prices.” The Growers Edge tool can be reached via the HAT web site (www.hoosieragtoday.com ) as well as the HAT daily e-newsletter.  A grower simply has to enter his zip code and the program will collect the 5 local current cash grain prices from his area and indicate if there is a better net price bid from a grain elevators, processors, and ethanol biorefineries.  For a free account, select the Growers Edge sign up button at www.hoosieragtoday.com. Once a growers has an account, they can view a Regional Basis Activity Map of the state that tracks basis levels and grain demand in different areas of the state as well as surrounding states. “Growers Edge is very pleased to be working in partnership with Hoosier Ag Today”, said Craig Mouchka, President of Growers Edge.  “We are excited about being able to reach so many Indiana growers with all of our Ag tools and features.” In addition, Hoosier farmers will have access to several management tools from Growers Edge that help them make profitable management decisions. These tools can analyze a local cash grain price along with transportation and other costs and make recommendations as to which option is the most profitable for a farmer.   Other Growers Edge tools include local agricultural weather and climate data and Grain TV, a video presentation analyzing current cash grain and futures trends. Hoosier Ag Today Partners with Growers Edge on Local Cash Grain Toollast_img read more

Crop Protection Company Sharing in Farmer Risk

first_img SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Sharing in riskManaging risk is of utmost importance to farmers, but would they like their input suppliers to partner with them in mitigating risk? One company conducted a survey in which the majority of farmers answered yes, and BASF is doing something about that. Neil Bentley is the Marketing Director for BASF’s U.S. Crop business.“Almost 60 percent of growers were looking at crop protection chemical companies as someone who should be helping to manage risk,” he said. “Farmers deal with risk each and every day. It’s something that’s been there for years, but we really see risk as a continued important element for us to focus on, especially as we look at the tight margins that farmers are faced with this year. That’s why we’ve come to the marketplace with what we call our Grow Smart Advantages that also include risk management tools for farmers.”Bentley tells HAT there are two key areas of risk in the tools the company is bringing to farmers this year. One is risk due to unforeseen commodity price movement.“And that’s what we call investment advantage. It’s a way of us giving a potential rebate back to growers if we see commodity price declines throughout the growing season. We also have risk advantage which is more of a weather based risk management tool, and what that means is if we see unforeseen weather issues that affect the grower’s crop conditions in the county that they live in, then there is a potential rebate that BASF will pay back against the inputs that they’ve purchased from us. So I think it’s a really fantastic opportunity for us to help share risk.”He recommends growers meet with an innovation specialist from BASF to build a year-long plan and then learn more about enrolling in risk management options.“We’ve had innovation specialists on staff for 3 years but over the past year we’ve really increased the number that we have. They’re fantastic individuals, fantastic resources for working with growers to help them build the best plan.”If you don’t know your local specialist, search for that person at https://www.agproducts.basf.us/. Check out the HAT interview with Bentley to learn more about BASF’s Engenia, a dicamba tolerant soybean system coming in 2016:Neil Bentley-BASF Home Indiana Agriculture News Crop Protection Company Sharing in Farmer Risk Previous articlePork Checkoff Supports White House Antibiotic PlanNext articleWells Fargo Indiana Weather Forecast 4/7/2015 Andy Eubank Crop Protection Company Sharing in Farmer Risk By Andy Eubank – Apr 6, 2015 last_img read more