Caesars Entertainment has revealed that it will begin taking sports bets at two of its casinos in New Jersey this week, with plans to roll out similar services in the state of Mississippi in August. Bally’s Wild Wild West started taking bets from 11:00am EDT today (Monday), while Harrah’s Atlantic City (pictured) will launch its service on August 1. The two properties follow the Borgata – by far the biggest of the city’s nine casino resorts – and Ocean Resorts in offering sports betting after it legalised in New Jersey last month. Caesars will be working with Scientific Games in New Jersey, with plans to use the OpenBet sportsbook technology to provide a digital service at the venues via a mobile application.iGamingBusiness.com understands mobile sports betting is still on track to be available in New Jersey before the NFL season starts in early September.More than $16m (£12.2m/€13.8m) was wagered in New Jersey in the first two weeks of operations after launch on June 14, according to figures released at the start of this month. In Mississippi, Caesars will start taking bets at its Horseshoe Tunica and Harrah’s Gulf Coast facilities in Mississippi from mid-August. The Mississippi service will only be available on-property, but Caesars said that it intends to launch dedicated apps in other states “when and if it becomes legal and economically attractive for Caesars to do so”. Mark Frissora, president and chief executive of Caesars Entertainment, added: “The recent Supreme Court ruling allows us to expand our sports betting digital and mobile offerings into new markets. “We recognise that our customers expect exciting new experiences, which is why we will continue to offer new products through our mobile and digital platforms and inside our properties.” Caesar’s planned roll-out in Mississippi comes despite the state having not yet passed a post-PASPA law to regulate sports betting. The Mississippi Gaming Commission last month revealed that the state was close to finalising laws for sports betting in the hope of launching a regulated service by the end of July.Image: TruffStuff Casino & games 30th July 2018 | By contenteditor Regions: US Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Caesars launches sports betting in New Jersey Topics: Casino & games Tech & innovation Bally’s and Harrah’s live this week, with Mississippi ready to go Email Address
Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2014 annual report.For more information about Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) 2014 annual report.Company ProfileThe Cotton Company of Zimbabwe is known as Cottco and was formerly AICO Africa Limited. Cottco is the largest company in Zimbabwe processing and marketing cotton products for national and international markets, with operations in Zimbabwe, the rest of Africa, Europe and Asia. The company is involved in the procurement of cotton crops, buying and ginning cotton seed and marketing cotton lint and ginned seed. Cottco works closely with cotton farmers in Zimbabwe and offers agronomic and financial support to the end of the cotton-production process. Cottco has 20 outlets in cotton-producing areas in Zimbabwe, with its ginneries located in Chiredzi, Chihoy, Gokewe, Kadoma and Muzarabani. Cottco Holdings Limited was incorporated in 2008 and its headquarters are in Harare, Zimbabwe. Cottco Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Mining sector has released it’s 2014 abridged results.For more information about Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Bindura Nickel Corporation Limited (BIND.zw) 2014 abridged results.Company ProfileBindura Nickel Corporation is a mining company operating mines and a smelter complex in Bindura, Zimbabwe; engaged in the mining and extraction of nickel, and production of nickel by-products (copper and cobalt). The company’s current projects include a shaft re-deepening project, sub-vertical service winder and main rock winder drives upgrade project, concentrator plant and sub-vertical medium voltage switch room equipment replacement project, and a smelter restart project. Founded in 1966, BNC is a subsidiary of Zimnick Limited and operated and majority-owned by Mwana Africa plc, an African multi-national mining company based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The operating subsidiary of BNC is Trojan Nickel Mine Limited. Bindura Nickel Corporation is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
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But what’s the best FTSE 100 share to buy right now?If you’re a Morrisons (LSE: MRW) shareholder, you’ll have seen your shares gain 10% during the day, after the supermarket chain released a solid set of full-year results.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…If anything, the coronavirus pandemic is providing a boost to supermarkets that deliver, as more and more people isolate themselves at home and avoid going to the shops in person. Take that, Lidl and Aldi.Crisis, what crisis?As an immediate reaction to the crisis, Morrisons has expanded its online delivery capability, and has guaranteed pay for employees. And to help ease the financial burden on others, the company has switched to making immediate payments to small suppliers.The cash is there for Morrisons to do these things, with free cash flow for the year coming in at £238m. That’s down a bit from £281m in the previous year, but excluding “£57m other non-cash movements” boosts it to £295m.Total revenue did fall slightly, by 1.1%, but pre-tax profit before exceptionals gained 3%, while EPS before exceptionals rose 2.6%. And in these days when some companies are struggling with pension deficits, Morrisons recorded a surplus of £944m.Morrisons’ tie-up with Amazon has strengthened further too, with the “Morrisons store on Amazon Prime Now extended to eight cities across the UK.” That’s the power of home delivery, and it could be a telling differentiation factor.Any debt issues?I’ve recently cautioned against investing in companies saddled with high debt. Net debt at 2 February stood at £2.458bn, up slightly from £2.394bn a year previously. For a company with annual revenue of £17.5bn, I don’t see that as any great problem at all. Morrisons also exceeded its £1.1bn disposal proceeds target during the year, so I’m really not troubled.The company paid a total ordinary dividend of 6.77p per share, with a special taking that up to 8.77p. What yield does that provide in these days of tumbling share prices? Oh, hang on, the Morrisons share price hasn’t fallen.The coronavirus crash kicked off around 19 to 20 February, and since then the FTSE 100 has lost 30% of its value. But over the same period, Morrisons shares are up 9%. So no crisis-boosted dividend then, but we’re still looking at total yield of 4.4% (and an ordinary yield of 3.4%) which is really quite decent.Best FTSE 100 shares?Interestingly, shares in rival Tesco have actually fallen during the pandemic pandemonium, but the fall is only a relatively modest 8.3%. 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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. Image source: Getty Images Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Tesco. 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. 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3 FTSE 100 shares from my best stocks to buy now list Enter Your Email Address Many FTSE 100 shares have experienced very challenging operating conditions over the last year. The coronavirus pandemic has caused major disruption in a range of industries. And that may continue for many months, or even years, in some cases.While there’s never any guarantee of a recovery, companies operating in those sectors could provide scope for capital gains over the long run. Their low valuations, the prospect of a global economic recovery, and the potential for a stock market rally may mean they’re among the best shares to buy now.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…With that in mind, here are three FTSE 100 companies that could be among those businesses. They may offer capital appreciation over the long run from their current price levels.FTSE 100 shares with long-term recovery potentialShell has experienced difficult operating conditions that have held back its stock market performance versus other FTSE 100 shares. However, its plans to refocus its operations on renewable energy could lead to a more sustainable and growing bottom line.Certainly, it will take a large amount of investment to move from fossil fuels to low-carbon assets. However, Shell appears to have the balance sheet and profit potential in oil and gas to deliver on its ambitions.NatWest may also offer improving share price prospects. Its operating environment is expected to remain difficult due to low interest rates and a tough economic outlook. However, with the UK economy forecast to return to positive growth this year, its financial performance may experience a lift. Furthermore, NatWest’s forward price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 10 suggests it offers a wide margin of safety at the present time.Whitbread could also offer recovery prospects versus other FTSE 100 shares. The hotel and restaurant operator has faced major disruption in the last year due to the closing of its premises. This has put pressure on its financial position. But its cost reductions and capital raising could mean it’s better placed to capitalise on a long-term recovery versus sector peers. Its international growth potential may also catalyse its stock price.Building a portfolio of the best shares to buy nowClearly, it takes more than three FTSE 100 shares to build a portfolio that can deliver relatively resilient growth over the long run. A concentrated portfolio can lead to high company-specific risk. This is when the threat of one or more companies negatively impacts on the performance of an entire portfolio. As such, diversifying across a multitude of companies can be a means of reducing, but not eliminating, risks when buying shares.A stock market recovery can never be guaranteed. But the improving prospects for the economy suggest that companies facing disruption today could generate relatively high returns in the long run. 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Start your conversation about mental health at Time to Change. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS In our February issue he opens up to Rugby World with his long time friend, ex-teammate and member of the front row union, David Flatman, about the pressures of professional rugby and why the onus is on friends and family as much as those suffering mental health problems to start talking. Most importantly, with lashings of humour, Bell looks forward to the future with hope.The February issue of Rugby World is on the news stand from January 3rd. Positive: Duncan Bell has swapped his Bath jersey for a business suit as he talks to Rugby World about mental healthBACK IN April last year, Bath legend and former England prop Duncan Bell announced his retirement from rugby. Nothing special about that of course, tens of players hang up their boots every year. It was what he did next, however, that was as brave, if not braver, than taking that first hit in the front row hundred of times over a distinguished 19-year career.He disclosed to the rugby world that he had been suffering from depression, on and off, for the best part of a decade.Despite Bell’s fears, the response was overwhelmingly positive from the rugby family and the wider public.In the eight months that has past, Bell, has kept his hand in with rugby, as coach of Lydney RFC, but he is no longer a professional rugby player feted on the stands of The Rec. He is slowly adjusting to civilian life.
Italy Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide New Zealand Rugby World Cup Kit Namibia Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand Unprecedented: NZ are going for three in a row (Getty Images) South Africa Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Four years on from their shock loss to… Collapse New Zealand Rugby World Cup FixturesSat 21 Sep New Zealand 23-13 South Africa (Yokohama) Match reportWed 2 Oct New Zealand 63-0 Canada (Oita) Match reportSun 6 Oct New Zealand 71-9 Namibia (Tokyo) Match reportSat 12 Oct New Zealand 0-0 Italy (Toyota) Match cancelled – click here for storySat 19 Oct QF2 New Zealand 46-14 Ireland (Tokyo) Match reportSat 26 Oct SF2 England 19-7 New Zealand (Yokohama) Match ReportFri 1 Nov Third-place Play-off New Zealand 40-17 Wales (Tokyo) Match Report Namibia 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. In a tough group, Italy were denied chance… New Zealand Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, GuideWinners of the last two Rugby World Cups, the All Blacks were favourites to win it all but lost to England in the semi-finals. They now face Wales in the third place playoff.How They QualifiedWinners of the last tournament held in England back in 2015.Key PlayersWhere to start? Beauden Barrett and Ben Smith in the back-line, and Kieran Read and Brodie Retallick up front, are just four supremely gifted players at their disposal.World Beater: Barrett is arguably the best number 10 in the world (Getty Images)The Coach – Steve HansenHe once dreamt of being a jockey but is now riding high in his 17th year of Test coaching, with a 90% win ratio and four World Rugby Coach of the Year gongs in his pocket. The winning coach in 2015.At the helm: All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen (Getty Images)Major Work-onsThey have looked vulnerable in games and have lost to South Africa, Ireland and Australia over the past year or so. They also lack a deadeye goalkicker. But really we’re clutching at straws here because they ooze class all over the field and can play in wet or dry.New Zealand Rugby World Cup Warm-upsSaturday 20 July 2019: Argentina 16-20 New ZealandSaturday 27 July 2019: New Zealand 16-16 South AfricaSaturday 10 August 2019: Australia 47-26 New ZealandSaturday 17 August 2019: New Zealand 36-0 AustraliaSaturday 7 September 2019: New Zealand 92-7 TongaRelated: 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-upsNew Zealand Rugby World Cup GroupNew Zealand are in Group B alongside South Africa, Italy, Namibia and Canada.Related: 2019 Rugby World Cup Groups The last team to qualify for the tournament,… Canada Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Winners of the past two World Cups, the All Blacks saw themselves knocked out in the semis. Expand South Africa Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Expand Italy Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide Rivals: The All Blacks have South Africa in their group (Getty Images)New Zealand Rugby World Cup SquadSteve Hansen has named his Rugby World Cup squad as you can see below;Forwards (17):Dane ColesLiam ColtmanCodie TaylorNepo LaulalaJoe MoodyAtu MoliAngus Ta’avaoOfa TuungafasiScott BarrettBrodie RetallickPatrick TuipulotuSamuel WhitelockSam CaneLuke Jacobson (replaced by Shannon Frizell on 13 September after suffering a delayed onset of concussion)Kieran ReadArdie SaveaMatt ToddBacks (14):TJ PerenaraAaron SmithBrad WeberBeauden BarrettRichie Mo’ungaRyan CrottyJack GoodhueAnton Lienert-BrownSonny Bill WilliamsJordie BarrettGeorge BridgeRieko IoaneSevu ReeceBen SmithRelated: 2019 Rugby World Cup FixturesPrevious World Cup Results and RecordNew Zealand’s Rugby World Cup Record: P50 W44 D0 L61987 Champions1991 Third1995 Runners-up1999 Fourth2003 Third2007 Quarter-finals2011 Champions2015 ChampionsFollow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Namibia booked their place once again at the… Canada Rugby World Cup Fixtures, Squad, Group, Guide
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Previous articleRepresentatives Voice Support for Farm Bill Energy Title ProgramsNext articleService Projects Open Indiana FFA Convention Gary Truitt By Gary Truitt – Jun 18, 2012 Late Monday Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, issued the following statement regarding the bipartisan agreement on over 70 amendments that will allow the Senate to move forward with Farm Bill voting. “This bill was developed through bipartisan collaboration, passed committee with broad bipartisan support, and we now have a bipartisan agreement to move forward with a bill that affects 16 million American jobs. My colleagues on both sides of the aisle understand we must act as soon as possible to give farmers the certainty they need to keep growing the economy.” Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) wants to eliminate “non-germane” amendments. But Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sees the Farm Bill as must-pass legislation, giving Republicans an opportunity to pass items on their wish list. Vilsack praised the work of the Senate Ag Committee and farm state lawmakers who are trying to work to advance the legislation quickly. Facebook Twitter SHARE Vilsack said he is upset by the more than 200 Farm Bill amendments that have been put forth in the Senate, many having nothing to do with agriculture, “It is really unfortunate.” He said, without a Farm Bill, there is a great deal of uncertainty both for farmers and for the markets, “We just have to get past this silliness.” Tom VilsackEach day without rain reduces yields and puts this year’s crops in jeopardy, but grain and livestock producers can count on no government help until a new Farm Bill is passed. In an exclusive interview with HAT, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says USDA has no money or programs to provide any assistance to farmers being impacted by the drought, “Right now we have no disaster programs, they expired last year. We have no capacity whatsoever to do what we did last year.” He said the Farm Bill now before Congress has a revenue assurance program, a livestock indemnity program and other assistance that would help farmers hit with disasters but, first, he said, “Congress must act.” Facebook Twitter While the talking continues in Washington, the condition of Indiana’s crops continues to decline. According to the latest USDA report, Indiana corn is rated as 37 percent good to excellent compared with 55 percent last year at this time. Soybean condition also fell further and is now rated 32 percent good to excellent compared with 56 percent last year at this time.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/06/farm-bill-desaster.mp3|titles=No Disaster Assistance Without Farm Bill] Audio Playerhttps://media.blubrry.com/hoosieragtoday/p/www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/06/farm-bill-desaster.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedSubscribe: RSS SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News No Disaster Assistance Without Farm Bill No Disaster Assistance Without Farm Bill
Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Mark LynasWorld-renowned environmentalist Mark Lynas shared his experience of moving from anti-GMO activist to advocate for biotechnology at a featured workshop at the 97th American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show. Lynas told an audience of farmers and ranchers how he changed his mind on GMOs when he came face-to-face with the science supporting biotechnology.“As a scientist, you must have data to back up what you’re saying,” Lynas said. “And I realized I wasn’t holding myself to the same scientific standards on GMOs as I applied to my research on climate change. You can’t pick and choose where you use science to back up your argument: You have to be consistent.”He also asserted that we need more advances in technology, and that GMOs are critical to helping farmers around the world feed a booming population.“Science and technology need to keep progressing to preserve the resources we have left,” he said. And Lynas is backing up his belief in GMOs with action: He is now working with Cornell University to help develop GM crops that will help farmers in developing countries grow better crops without pesticides.Even with clear scientific support, Lynas acknowledged, it’s difficult to convince the general public on biotechnology because of the scare tactics employed by activists. But he believes transparency can go a long way in building trust with consumers: “Transparency on GMOs will help dispel fears because people assume something is risky if they think information is being withheld from them,” Lynas said.But this is where farmers can help bridge the gap, he said.“People need a believable source of information. As farmers, you have credibility because you understand what you’re doing and why. You can explain the real benefits GM crops have for both the land and consumers.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Former GMO Activist Talks with Farmers SHARE SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jan 11, 2016 Former GMO Activist Talks with Farmers Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleAg Industry Files RFS Appeal Gary Truitt