Shell and BASF to appeal ruling

first_img Royal Dutch Shell and German chemicals maker BASF plan to appeal a Brazilian court ruling on health injuries related to pollution at a former pesticide plant. A Brazilian court has sentenced BASF and Shell to pay £1.1bn Brazilian real (£403m) for soil and ground water pollution. “We expect that the Brazilian courts at a higher level will eventually establish that we were not responsible for alleged health impacts and other claims,” a Shell spokesman said yesterday. BASF also plans to appeal, arguing former owner Shell was to blame, a BASF spokeswoman said. Shell built the factory in the 1970s and sold it to chemicals manufacturer Cyanamid in 1995. BASF bought the site in 2000 and produced pesticides there for only two years before shutting it down, the spokeswoman said. Since 2008, the owner of the plant is Shell again. Share KCS-content Shell and BASF to appeal ruling Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Sunday 22 August 2010 9:48 pm whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Codere negotiates with lenders after 57.2% revenue drop in 2020

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Codere’s operating expenses totalled €572.1m, 46.6% less than in 2019. The operator said it’s in “constructive conversations” with an ad hoc committee of senior notes holders to work out such alternatives. 1st March 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle Of the operator’s €594.6m (£514.0m/$716.8m) in revenue, €154.7m came from Italy, down 54.9%. Spain became Codere’s second-largest source of revnue with €116.4m, down 38.7%, while revenue from Mexico fell 68.2% to €97.8m. Full year results 2020 After adjusting for inflation, this loss was €204.0m. Codere then made a net €57.5m financial loss, meaning its pre-tax loss was €261.5m, just under eight times 2019’s loss. After taxes, Codere’s loss was €236.6, more than 280% more than the loss it made in 2019. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Codere Lenders The operator had previously faced liquidity questions, but moved to strengthen its position in July 2020, when it agreed a refinancing transaction with noteholders of 55.5% of its existing notes. However, these notes carried an initial interest rate of 12.75% that could then be lowered to 10.75%. Codere negotiates with lenders after 57.2% revenue drop in 2020center_img Codere made a further €71.3m from its online operations. After €159.6m in depreciation and amortisation, down 11.4%, and €42.6m in non-recurring expenses, 32.5% more than in 2019, Codere made an operating loss of €193.4m, compared to a profit of €94.3m in 2019. These costs included €223.9m in gaming taxes, down 54.8%. Codere’s personnel costs dipped 32.1% to €162.5m, costs of goods sold declined 45.1% to €27.9m other expenses dropped 35.4% to €158.5m. “The company expects to reach an agreement in the next weeks which will provide a solid foundation for the recovery of the operations in all of its markets,” Codere said. Regions: LATAM Southern Europe Italy Spain Argentina Argentina – previously Codere’s second largest market – saw revenue fall 77.7% to €70.7m while revenue from Uruguay decreased by 29.6% to €52.3m. Panama contributed €22.7m, a 71.0% decline and Colombia €8.7m. Topics: Casino & games Finance Full year results 2020 The losses in 2020 led to what Codere described as “pressure on liquidity”. As a result, the operator has called in financial advisors to find alternative methods to enhance liquidity and or boost its capital structure. International gaming operator Codere has sought financial advisors and opened negotiations with lenders in order to ease “pressure” on its liquidity, after announcing losses of €236.6m in 2020 following a 57.2% revenue drop to €594.6m. Email Addresslast_img read more

Unilever Ghana Limited ( 2000 Annual Report

first_imgUnilever Ghana Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2000 annual report.For more information about Unilever Ghana Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Unilever Ghana Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Unilever Ghana Limited (  2000 annual report.Company ProfileUnilever Ghana Limited manufactures and markets fast-moving consumer goods which includes food, home and personal care products. Its food range includes margarine, spreads, beverages, soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressing and olive oil and ice-cream and frozen foods. Beverages include tea, weight management products and nutritionally-enhanced staples. Its home care range includes laundry and household care products. Its personal care range includes skin cleansing, skin care, oral care and deodorant products. The company provides products for professional chefs and caterers through its global division, Unilever Foodsolutions. Unilever Ghana Limited also has interests in investment management and real estate development in Ghana. The company is a subsidiary of Unilever PLC and its head office is in Tema, Ghana. Unilever Ghana Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc ( 2008 Annual Report

first_imgVeritas Kapital Assurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2008 annual report.For more information about Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc (  2008 annual report.Company ProfileVeritas Kapital Assurance Plc is a leading insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes of non-life insurance products and services. The company was formerly known as Unity Kapital Assurance Plc and incorporated in 1973 as a private liability company under the name Kano State Insurance Company. Non-life insurance products and services offered by Veritas Kapital Assurance Limited includes auto insurance which covers motor third party, fire and theft; home insurance which covers risk of fire, flooding and burglary; aviation insurance which covers hull losses as well as liability for passenger injuries, death, environmental and third-party damage caused by aircraft accidents; marine insurance which covers hull and cargo damage; engineering insurance which covers problems related to production capacity and financial losses; oil and gas insurance which covers all issues related to employees, physical assets, balance sheets and long-term viability; and bond insurance which is a financial guarantee taken out by contractors to indemnify them against any defaults. Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc offers medical insurance and pension fund administration services through its subsidiaries; Health Care Security Limited and FUG Pensions Limited. The company’s head office is in Abuja, Nigeria. Veritas Kapital Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Chemco Limited ( 2009 Abridged Report

first_imgChemco Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Chemicals sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about Chemco Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chemco Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chemco Limited (  2009 abridged results.Company ProfileChemco Limited specialises in the formulation, manufacturing, blending and trading of chemicals. The company operates as one of the subsidiaries of Harel Mallac & Co. Ltd. Chemco Limited company engages in the production and sale of agro chemicals, specialty chemicals and consumer goods.  Chemco Limited is headquartered in Port Louis, Mauritius. Chemco Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Britam Holdings Limited ( 2011 Annual Report

first_imgBritam Holdings Limited ( listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Investment sector has released it’s 2011 annual report.For more information about Britam Holdings Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Britam Holdings Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Britam Holdings Limited (  2011 annual report.Company ProfileBritam Holdings Limited is an investment holding company providing solutions for insurance, investment management and property management for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company services markets in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, South Sudan, Malawi and Mozambique. Britam Holdings Limited also offers solutions for short- and long-term insurance, asset management and property management. Personal and corporate solutions are available for individual and group life, pension, medical, micro and general insurance. Its insurance product offering covers unit-linked products and plans for education, whole-life plans, life, critical illness, disability as well as products covering fire, aviation, engineering, motor, marine, personal accidents, liability, theft and workers compensation. Britam Holdings Limited specialist divisions deal with discretionary/segregated portfolio management, wealth management and unit trusts. The company has interests in purchasing and selling properties and developing, leasing or renting land. Formerly known as British-American Investments Company (Kenya) Limited when it was founded in 1920, the company changed its name to Britam Holdings Limited in 2015. The company head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Britam Holdings Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited ( 2013 Abridged Report

first_imgP. O. L. I. C. Y Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2013 abridged results.For more information about P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: P. O. L. I. C. Y Limited (  2013 abridged results.Company ProfileP.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is an investment company that was established as a liability company. P.O.L.I.C.Y Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

National Bank of Malawi 2015 Annual Report

first_imgNational Bank of Malawi ( listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 annual report.For more information about National Bank of Malawi ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the National Bank of Malawi ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: National Bank of Malawi (  2015 annual report.Company ProfileNational Bank of Malawi is a leading financial institution in Malawi; providing solutions for retail, corporate and investment banking and stock broking services through a national network of 22 service branches. The parent company of National Bank of Malawi is Press Corporation Limited (PCL). Its subsidiaries include National Bank of Malawi Nominees Limited and Stockbroker Malawi Registered Limited. The financial institution operates two divisions; corporate banking and retail/personal banking. The corporate banking division specialises in providing financial services through packaged deals. The retail banking division provides personal banking solutions which include utility bill payments, Internet and mobile banking, and ATM facilities. A major revenue source for the National Bank of Malawi is its treasury division which includes a foreign exchange and money market operation. The National Bank of Malawi was established in 1971 with the merger of Barclays Bank DCO (Dominion Colonial Overseas) and Standard Bank (South Africa). National Bank of Malawi is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Six Nations Italy v France Preview

first_imgReplacements: 16 Pierre Bourgarit, 17 Francois Gros, 18 Dorian Aldegheri, 19 Romain Taofifenua, 20 Anthony Jelonch, 21 Baptiste Serin, 22 Louis Carbonel, 23 Damian Penaud.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Shall we dance? Hookers Julien Marchand and Luca Bigi clash in last year’s Six Nations encounter (Inpho) Able understudy: centre Arthur Vincent in action last month for Montpellier against Lyon (AFP/Getty)What have the teams said?Italy head coach Franco Smith: “There’s a big expectation around winning the first game but we don’t want to win just one – we want to win consistently.“We want to be sustainable and significant in our approach. We don’t want to have a one-off where we play well. This is a new start for Italian rugby.”Virtually speaking: the national captains at last week’s Six Nations championship media launch (Inpho)Italy captain Luca Bigi: “It’s important to share the responsibility in the group, and then we build together. It’s important to go step by step every game and learn from our errors.”France captain Charles Ollivon: “We need to reach for excellence, particularly in a tournament such as the Six Nations.“So it’s up to us to keep this going and to keep asking for more work and more improvement. It’s absolutely necessary for the level we are playing at, particularly because we are representing our country and our supporters.”Any interesting statistics?France have won the previous ten meetings, the latest a 36-5 Autumn Nations Cup success in Paris last NovemberItaly’s last victory in the fixture was in 2013 in Rome (23-18), one of just two wins by them over France in 21 Six Nations meetingsAntoine Dupont made the most offloads in last year’s tournament, with 12. No one matched France’s team total of 55 offloadsFrance crossed the gain-line with 59% of their carries in the 2020 Six Nations – the best rate of any team. Italy had the worst success rate (39%)It was the same story in the scrum, France (100% success rate) and Italy (77%) at opposite ends of the spectrumThe Azzurri are hoping to end a 27-match losing run in the championship – the worst sequence in historyNone of the Italy squad players have yet to celebrate their 30th birthday. Hooker Luca Bigi and scrum-half Guglielmo Palazzani will be 30 in AprilFrance scored six tries from kick returns in last year’s tournament – the most of any nation. Italy were the only side not to score from a kick returnAll but two of the clubs playing in the top leagues of the competing nations are represented in the Six Nations squads. The clubs to miss out are Agen and BayonneCharles Ollivon was top try-scorer in the 2020 Six Nations (four). He also won the most lineouts (25), made the joint most try assists (four) and the fourth most tackles (77)Staying on tackles, French forwards Bernard Le Roux (84) and Grégory Alldritt (81) ranked first and second last yearThe absent Jake Polledri has beaten 98 defenders for Italy since his debut in 2018 – more than twice as many as any other ItalianItaly made 51 handling errors in last year’s championship, fewer than any other sideFormidable: Charles Ollivon had an outstanding 2020 championship, his first as captain (Getty Images)What time does it kick off and is it on TV?Italy v France, Saturday 6 February, Stadio OlimpicoThe match kicks off at 2.15pm in Rome and will be broadcast live on ITV. There will be live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and app.It’s largely an English officiating team for this Six Nations opener, with Matt Carley the referee, Christophe Ridley an assistant and Karl Dickson the Television Match Official. Scotsman Mike Adamson is the other assistant referee. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS “Here’s the skipper, CAPTAIN FANTASTIC!” #OnThisDay #GuinnessSixNations— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) February 3, 2021What’s the big team news?Italy’s big call is to drop Canna, a second playmaker at 12, and give a debut there to centre Juan Ignacio Brex. Brex, 27, is a former Argentina XV and sevens player who left South America in 2015 and has been going well for Benetton.With Jake Polledri, arguably Italy’s best player, sadly absent after sustaining a knee injury last autumn, 22-year-old Michele Lamaro makes his first start in the back row after a couple of caps in the Autumn Nations Cup.Second-row David Sisi makes his first start since the 2019 World Cup while Jacopo Truller wears the 15 shirt occupied by Matteo Minozzi in Italy’s previous Six Nations game against England in October. Minozzi, of Wasps, is unavailable after saying he was too physically and mentally tired to live in a bubble for another two months.Test debut: Benetton’s Juan Ignacio Brex makes a tackle v Ospreys (Inpho)France’s side looks none too shabby despite their injuries. Jalibert, who started three games in the autumn, replaces the injured Ntamack (broken jaw) while Arthur Vincent fills in for Vakatawa (knee ligaments) in midfield.No 8 Grégory Alldritt, France’s top ball-carrier last year and shortlisted for 2020 Player of the Championship, lines up having joined the squad late due to an arthroscopy. And Brice Dulin and Gabin Villière are rewarded for their autumn performances with starts in the back three.Racing 92 hooker Camille Chat (calf) is missing, so Pierre Bourgarit – a starter at Twickenham in December – makes the match 23. Also on the bench is Baptiste Serin, who captained France in their Autumn Nations Cup game against Italy.center_img Matthew Carley will have the honour of kicking off the 2021 #GuinnessSixNations as he takes charge of @FedeRugby against @FranceRugby on Saturday Check out the full list of Round 1 match officials — Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) February 3, 2021What are the line-ups?ITALYJacopo Trulla: Luca Sperandio, Marco Zanon, Ignacio Brex, Montanna Ioane; Paolo Garbisi, Stephen Varney; Cherif Traorè, Luca Bigi (capt), Marco Riccioni, Marco Lazzaroni, David Sisi, Sebastian Negri, Johan Meyer, Michele Lamaro.Replacements: 16 Gianmarco Lucchesi, 17 Danilo Fischetti, 18 Giosué Zilocchi, 19 Niccolò Cannone, 20 Federico Ruzza, 21 Maxime Mbandà, 22 Guglielmo Palazzani, 23 Carlo Canna.FRANCEBrice Dulin; Teddy Thomas, Arthur Vincent, Gaël Fickou, Gabin Villière; Matthieu Jalibert, Antoine Dupont; Cyril Baille, Julien Marchand, Mohamed Haouas, Bernard Le Roux, Paul Willemse, Dylan Cretin, Charles Ollivon (capt), Gregory Alldritt. Six Nations Italy v France PreviewSix years ago this month, Italy beat Scotland away in round three of the Six Nations. In their next game they got clobbered 29-0 at home by France in what we know now to be the start of the worst run in the championship’s history.The Azzurri’s losing streak stands at 27 matches going into this Saturday’s 2021 Six Nations opener against the French in Rome (2.15pm). During that time, only twice have they lost by fewer than ten points – against France (23-21) in 2016 and Scotland (29-27) in 2018. The last time they picked up even a losing bonus point was nearly three years ago.These are the grisly facts and the reason why talk of promotion and relegation quickly surfaces on chatrooms at this time of year. What are Italy to do?Well, coach Franco Smith is taking the long-term view, his youthful 32-man squad containing only four players with more than 30 caps. He has entrusted the crucial No 10 role to Paolo Garbisi, a 20-year-old greenhorn who has impressed in a struggling team.Bedding in: stand-off Paolo Garbisi is the face of the new youthful Italy team (Sportsfile/Getty Images)Whether Smith, an affable South African, will be around to see the fruits of his forward-looking policy remains to be seen. They have the benefit of three home games this year but nobody outside the camp is expecting anything other than five more Italian defeats.Until recently, France would have been viewed as ideal opponents for them, such is their unpredictability. But 2020 seemingly changed all that. Les Bleus lost out to England in last year’s fractured Six Nations only on points difference. And their understrength side also took England to the wire in the Autumn Nations Cup, losing the final in extra time.Related content: French government approves Covid planIn 24-year-old Toulouse scrum-half Antoine Dupont, last year’s Player of the Championship with 46% of the vote, they have a global star.Despite an escalating injury list that includes his half-back partner Romain Ntamack and centre Virimi Vakatawa, France go into the tournament as favourites in many people’s eyes. Matthieu Jalibert, Ntamack’s replacement, has been playing out of his skin in the Top 14.Attacking mindset: Paul Willemse offloads to Antoine Dupont during last year’s Six Nations win over Italy“We’re not underdogs any more. We’re going to go everywhere as serious challengers,” former France hooker Benjamin Kayser told Scrum V. “And that’s a completely different ball game. Every single game has to be a moment to shine, to learn, to perform.”The countries met twice last year. Italy produced their best performance of the 2020 Six Nations in Paris, scoring three tries in a 35-22 defeat.They returned to the French capital in November for an Autumn Nations Cup pool game and were trounced 36-5, despite leading through Carlo Canna’s try. Here’s an Italian try to savour from a past Italy-France match, scored by their greatest-ever player, Sergio Parisse… There’s a continental clash to kick off the 2021 Six Nations. Italy will hope to spring a surprise against a French team tipped by many to land their first title since 2010last_img read more

Environment Network calls on Anglicans around the world to use…

first_img Submit a Job Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Washington, DC Rector Martinsville, VA Tags Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Albany, NY Environment Network calls on Anglicans around the world to use less plastic This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Submit a Press Release Environment & Climate Change Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET [Anglican Communion News Service] The Anglican Communion’s Environment Network (ACEN) is encouraging Anglicans to reduce their use of plastic in Lent. Organizers hope that those taking part in the “plastic fast” will learn to use less plastic in the longer term in order to protect the earth’s environment. The Environmental Co-ordinator for the Anglican Church of Southern Africa, Canon Rachel Mash, said that that by 2050 there will be more plastic in the oceans than fish. “Plastic is already entering into our drinking water”, she said. “Plastic clogs our rivers, leaches into our soil and is one of the greatest challenges the planet faces.”Read the entire article here. Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Hopkinsville, KY Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Featured Jobs & Calls Submit an Event Listing Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Advocacy Peace & Justice, TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Anglican Communion, Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Posted Mar 8, 2019 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Tampa, FL Rector Smithfield, NC Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Featured Events Rector Knoxville, TN Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector Columbus, GA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Director of Music Morristown, NJ AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Belleville, IL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Servicelast_img read more