Inmarsat in high orbit as revenues soar 18.4pc in strong third-quarter trading

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ KCS-content Inmarsat in high orbit as revenues soar 18.4pc in strong third-quarter trading Tags: NULL whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farmcenter_img Monday 8 November 2010 8:43 pm More From Our Partners Porsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com whatsapp SATELLITE operator Inmarsat beat expectations with an 18.4 per cent rise in third quarter earnings, helped by growth in aeronautical and leasing services and by an improvement in maritime, its largest sector.The company, which provides voice and data services to shipping, aircraft and remote locations worldwide, reported earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $189.5m (£1.17m) on group revenue of $308.8m.Revenue, excluding a contribution from its Stratos broadband business, was $201.2m, up 13.9 percent.Chief executive Andrew Sukawaty said yesterday that the result kept the group on track for a good result for the year.The number of the group’s terminals on ships rose 5.8 per cent, and it said it was adding maritime broadband services at the rate of more than 2,000 a quarter.An expanded agreement with AP Moller Maersk, the world’s largest container-shipping line, would contribute before the end of the year, he said.Its aeronautic services recorded the strongest growth, up 38 per cent, with the vast majority still coming from its traditional government and large business jet customers, Sukawaty said. Emirates Airline, however, uses Inmarsat’s network to provide services on its flights, Sukawaty said. last_img read more

Forget Cash ISAs! Why I feel FTSE 100 stocks are a better way to get rich and retire early

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Royston Wild | Saturday, 27th June, 2020 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! Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares See all posts by Royston Wild 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.center_img 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. 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The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Forget about the possibility of a second stock market crash. One of the biggest investment traps out there that threatens to ruin your chances of retiring in comfort is actually the humble Cash ISA, not the stock market.You can be forgiven for thinking that cash accounts are the ultimate safe haven in times of financial market volatility like these. On one level this makes some sense. Unless the bank or building society in which your money is deposited goes bust, then your capital is totally secure. And even in that unlikely event, savers can rest easy in the knowledge that the first £85,000 in their Cash ISA is protected under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.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…Cash ISA concernsWhen saving or investing though, you don’t need to just consider what your capital is worth today. You need to think about what the value of your savings will be in years to come. In this regard there are fewer mistakes you can make than by locking you money up in a Cash ISA.One problem is that the value of your cash in real terms (once you factor-in the effect of inflation), will steadily decline over time. Secondly, even discounting the inflationary effect, interest rates of around 1% are hardly likely to generate the sort of returns that Cash ISA savers will be hoping for.As Maike Curie, an investment director at Fidelity International, comments: “With interest rates at record lows, and the very real prospect of negative rates, leaving your hard-earned savings in a Cash ISA instead of the stock market may end up meaning far less growth over the long term.”Can you get better returns elsewhere?This is one of the reasons I prefer to invest for my retirement by using a Stocks and Shares ISA rather than the cash equivalent. I own a Cash ISA as well, but use this only to hold cash in an emergency, or to temporarily hold money before making certain larger purchases.Why would I choose to do anything else? Like a Cash ISA, my stocks and shares product shields the returns on my capital from the grasp of the taxman. But using the money I put aside to buy equities, instead of it just laying dormant, can allow me to possibly make — over a long-term time horizon — an average annual return of up to 10%.Of course, such returns aren’t guaranteed. That’s why some people prefer to park their dough in something like a Cash ISA. But studies show that returns in this sort of area are more than achievable. Some Stocks and Shares ISA investors manage to do even better by making a cool million or more. How many savers have you heard of who become millionaires by investing their money solely in a cash account?The recent stock market crash provides a great opportunity for you and I to turbocharge returns on our hard-earned cash. There are plenty of shares on the FTSE 100 alone that are trading far too cheaply following the recent meltdown, firms with strong balance sheets and bright profits outlooks. And they certainly provide investors with a better way to try to get rich and retire early than low-paying Cash ISAs do.last_img read more

The World Cup in Lego – Video

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The swallow dive celebration. Made famous by Chris AshtonGraham Love a 17 year old student from Aberdeen has made the video for the web in order to try and get mass exposure for his wonderful idea.“I really wanted to share the video with the rugby community. And I figured that the build up to the World Cup seemed the perfect time to upload it,” says Graham. “In terms of the actual video its created using a technique called ‘Stop motion animation’. So every second of footage you see is made up of between 16 and 32 photos.“In the short 68 seconds, there’s over 1100 photos. As well as the sheer number of photo’s involved, a lot of the still’s required individual editing in photoshop, in order to mask out the supports holding up the legos (such the Ashton swallow dive try). “I also spent a lot of time filling the legos arm sockets with Blu Tac  in order to give their arms something to hold onto whilst they moved in directions that lego had never moved in before (ie sideways!).”last_img read more

Six Nations: Bet you never saw this!

first_imgPhoto: INPHO/Ryan Byrne from Ireland 46-7 ItalyPhoto: INPHO/Dan Sheridan from Ireland 46-7 ItalyPhoto: INPHO/James Crombie from Scotland 17-19 FrancePhoto: INPHO/James Crombie from Scotland 17-19 FrancePhoto: Action Images/Jed Leicester from England 29-18 WalesPhoto: Offside/Mark Leech from England 29-18 WalesPhoto: INPHO/Ryan Byrne from Ireland 46-7 Italy TAGS: Highlight Saw it all, did you? Well, Rugby World spotted these crackers from the latest round of the Six Nations!center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Fast-food workers: ‘Raise up Milwaukee!’

first_imgPhoto: Wisconsin Jobs NowWorkers from 65 low-wage, billion-dollar businesses in Milwaukee walked off the job on August 1 demanding a union and a raise in the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Later that day, roughly 250 people gathered outside a shopping and fast-food complex on Miller Park Way, a major intersection near the Milwaukee Brewer’s baseball stadium that is swamped with fast-food restaurants. The one-day strike was organized by Raise Up MKE.“The fight today is for union rights, but also for human rights and social rights,” the Rev. William Briscoe, president of the faith-based coalition, Milwaukee Inner City Congregations Allied For Hope, said at the Miller Parkway rally.Right before the police started escorting a few of the protesters away for not moving, Milwaukee state legislator, Mandela Barnes, climbed on a truck bed and said, “We had to have the back of the strikers because what they did was a brave thing today.” The protesters booed the police action and started to march around, singing union songs, drumming, and shouting, “What’s injustice? Poverty wages! What do we want? $15 and a union!”Representatives of the Milwaukee teachers union, the Service Employees union, the Steel Workers’ union, union nurses, Wisconsin Jobs Now, Voces de la Frontera, the WI Bail Out the People Movement and other labor-community organizations were there in solidarity with the workers.“It’s beautiful and we need more of it,” said Angela Walker, legislative and political director for the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998.For more information and to sign a petition to support the low-wage workers, visit lowpayisnotok.org.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

How Bad is Big Ag

first_img “Big Ag” is a term that has been turned into a pejorative by organic, environmental, and animal activists.  With a broad bush, they paint anyone who sees food production differently as “big ag” and demonizes them as greedy, environmentally irresponsible, and cruel. The recent round of high profile mergers by large agricultural companies has caused some of these groups to have an apoplectic fit and has re-energized their calls for downsizing agriculture and food production. Even some farmers are asking if big ag is getting too big.Consolidation in agriculture is not new and is typically driven by technological innovation. There used to be thousands of little seed companies around the U.S. and several dozen tractor firms.  In a box in my closet is a collection of hats from seed and chemical brands that no longer exist. All up and down the food chain,  consolidation has been taking place from small farms being combined into large ones to small grocery chains being combined into large national chains.  But,  the proposed merger of Bayer and Monsanto would create the world’s largest seed, trait, and input company. The upcoming combination of Dow and DuPont would create the third largest such company. This is leading many farmers to worry that things are getting out of hand.The fear most producers express is higher prices and fewer products. Purdue agricultural economist Mike Gunderson shares farmer concerns and says this consolidation does have the potential to limit competition in the marketplace. But, he also points out that these firms are also heavily involved in research and development of new products and technology, which is very costly and risky.   He added these firms are positioning themselves to compete in a global marketplace and, as a result, a large scale of operation and diverse product portfolio are needed.The force behind these big mergers is not the bottom line but the long term market strategy. If Bayer shells out $62 billion for Monsanto, they will not make their money back by laying people off and hiking the price of Roundup. According to top Bayer officials, their motivation for this deal is to drive R&D and to combine the Monsanto seed and trait technology with the Bayer chemical technology. Gunderson pointed out that farmers are demanding more integration between their seed, chemical, mechanical, and big data products.  Companies who can do this will have a competitive advantage.Farmers will need to have a pipeline of innovation going forward to meet the demands of the world food market and of the changing environment. Only having a few big players can provide this innovation, yet it can also lead to the stifling of invasion.  Just look at the oil market. A few big companies control the market and have actively slowed the growth of renewable fuels, which they see as a threat.Ironically, at the same time big ag is getting bigger, the local food movement is getting stronger. More and more consumers “say” they want more local foods, yet they also say they want oranges, strawberries, and fresh veggies year round.  While billions of dollars are being invested in food production technology, a segment of consumers say they want food produced with little or no technology. Every year, however, millions of new middle-class consumers in China, India, Vietnam, and other nations are demanding more meat and processed food in their diets.This dichotomy will have to be resolved both in the marketplace and in the legislatures. The key to sorting this all out will be to keep big companies, big government, and activist extremists from exerting too much control over the process.  Consolidation in agriculture has the potential for problems; it also has the potential for good. Locally-grown, organic farming cannot feed the world, but it should be a choice for those who want and can afford that kind of food. The key is to find a way for both systems to co-exist.By Gary Truitt Home Commentary How Bad is Big Ag By Gary Truitt – May 30, 2016 Facebook Twitter How Bad is Big Ag Previous articleLatest Ag Export Forecast LowerNext articleBoats can Use Fuel with Ethanol Gary Truitt SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Real Estate Valuations in a Time of Crisis

first_img Webinars 2020-12-03 Christina Hughes Babb  Print This Post Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Real Estate Valuations in a Time of Crisis David NewellOn Wednesday, January 20 from 1-2 p.m. CST, a panel of industry pundits will participate in a complimentary virtual roundtable session presented by Clear Capital entitled “Managing Mortgage Servicing Challenges in Uncertain Times: How Modern Real Estate Valuations Will Help.”The event is an installment of the DS News Webinar Series, and readers can register here.David Newell, VP, Customer Development at Clear Capital, a real estate valuation services and technology company, will moderate the discussion.Other real estate valuations experts on the panel include:Kenon ChenClear Capital EVP Kenon Chen—As head of corporate strategy, Chen works at the intersection of executive, product, marketing, and sales team at Clear Capital. Since the company’s inception, he has developed and launched some of its more forward-looking solutions, including Clear Capital’s ClearProp and ClearCollateral. He entered the mortgage industry in the 2000s leading tech products for a large lender.Bryce FendallBryce Fendall, VP at Statebridge, a provider of special servicing and subservicing in the mortgage industry—Fendall specializes in loan servicing default management, foreclosure, bankruptcy, and REO oversight. He also is experienced in loss mitigation, proactive/reactive short sales, proactive/reactive deeds in lieu, and valuation management, to name a few. Dan McAlisterDan McAlister, Director of Product Management—Field Valuation Products, Clear Capital—his expertise lies in bringing software-driven products to market and growing revenue on existing products.Newell, Chen, Fendall, and McAlister will discuss, among other topics:Servicing challenges amid a global pandemicWhere is the servicing industry headingChoosing the right valuation partnerClick here to register for this complimentary webinar. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: Webinars The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago December 3, 2020 2,125 Views Share 2Save Home / Daily Dose / Real Estate Valuations in a Time of Crisis Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Real Estate Fund Designates $1 Billion to Communities of Color Next: Increasing Natural Disasters Endanger Affordable Housing Supply Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Christina Hughes Babb is a reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she has been a reporter, editor, and publisher in the Dallas area for more than 15 years. During her 10 years at Advocate Media and Dallas Magazine, she published thousands of articles covering local politics, real estate, development, crime, the arts, entertainment, and human interest, among other topics. She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Webinars About Author: Christina Hughes Babb Subscribelast_img read more

Marine Corps again corrects who was in iconic Iwo Jima flag-raising photo

first_imgCourtesy Kay Keller Maurer(WASHINGTON) — The United States Marine Corps corrected the identity of another one of the six men raising the American flag on Mount Surabachi in an iconic photo taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945, after new evidence was provided by three amateur historians.A Marine Corps board reviewed the new information from historians Dustin Spence, Stephen Foley and Brent Westemeyer, and determined Marine Cpl. Harold P. Keller was one of the men immortalized in the famous photo taken by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal, not Pfc. Rene Gagnon, as had been previously believed. The same happened in 2016, when the Marine Corps determined another man in the photo had been misidentified. The man was identified as Pfc. Harold Schulz, and not Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class John Bradley, who had been involved in the first flag raising. Rosenthal’s photo captured the second raising, when Marines lifted a larger U.S. flag on the mountain during the battle for the strategic island where 6,500 U.S. service members lost their lives.“The correct identification of Marines … is important,” a Marine Corps statement said, announcing Keller’s identity. “Without the initiative and contributions of both private historians devoted to preservation of our history and the FBI’s support, the Marine Corps would not have this opportunity to expand on the historical record of the second flag raising on Mount Suribachi. We are extremely grateful for their dedication to helping us preserve our legacy.”The statement said the review board was contacted in July 2018 by private historians pointing out the errors in identification.“These historians provided a significant amount of new evidence for consideration, mostly in the form of dozens of previously private photographs,” the statement said.A chapter in the newly published, Investigating Iwo, a new official history of the flag raising, details the process behind the Marine Corps’ review of the information provided by the three historians.Foley and Spence were also involved in 2016, when Schulz was identified as one of the Marines in the photo.Gagnon had long been identified as the Marine pictured with only his helmet visible on the far side of the flag pole, but a stringent review of available photographs taken in February 1945 led the historians to determine that it was most likely Keller in that position.The Marine Corps formed a board and involved the FBI to assess the contents of the photos and determine the true identities of the men.Retired Marine Col. Keil Gentry, who was part of the board, said the FBI’s analysis of the information provided and of the additional photos taken that day indicated it was a “slam dunk” that Keller fit the profile and not Gagnon.Gentry also said the board asked the FBI to conduct a more comprehensive review to validate the identities of the other five men involved in the flag raising to ensure there would be no further corrections needed.The FBI’s review included comparisons of a film of the flag raising and other well-known photos, including one that showed the precise moment when the first flag was lowered by one group of Marines, while the other group raised the flag that was memorialized in the photo.Gentry said, “this is it” with regard to further corrections to the identities of the Marines in the photo based on the extensive FBI analysis. This includes the matching of the camouflage patterns on the helmets visible on the photos and the film that Gentry described as being similar to “fingerprints.”Gagnon did play a large role in the flag raising, as it was his job to carry the larger flag to the top of the mountain and safely return the first flag for safe keeping.“Without his efforts, this historical event might not have been captured, let alone even occurred,” the Marine Corps statement said.The six flag raisers in the famous photo are now identified as: Cpl. Harlon Block, Pfc. Harold Keller, Pfc. Ira Hayes, Pfc. Harold Schultz, Pfc. Franklin Sousley and Sgt. Michael Strank.“Regardless of who was in the photograph, each and every Marine who set foot on Iwo Jima, or supported the effort from the sea and air around the island is, and always will be, a part of our Corps’ cherished history,” the statement said. “In the words of General David H. Berger, Commandant of the Marine Corps, ‘they are all heroes.’”Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

‘Perturb’ Carries the Day at Ocean City Spelling Bee

first_imgChanon Styer, Owen Ritti and Race Myer listen to instructions before the final round of a spelling bee Thursday at Ocean City Intermediate School. They will represent Ocean City in district competition. Three Ocean City Intermediate School students will advance to district competition this weekend in the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs State Spelling Bee.Chanon Styer correctly spells a word read by Ocean City Intermediate School Principal Geoffrey Haines on her way to a victory in a local spelling bee.Chanon Styer, Race Myer and Owen Ritti were the top spellers in a local competition Thursday afternoon in the multi-purpose room at the school.Styer successfully spelled “perturb” to win the local bee, after Myer (second place) stumbled on “corrupt” and Ritti (third) on “whittle.”The event was sponsored by the Colony Club of Ocean City and was open only to fifth-graders. About 25 started the competition, but by Round 10 only three survived.The top three spellers from each district competition this weekend will move on to the state spelling bee March 7 in New Brunswick.last_img read more

Devon venue to host busy student event

first_imgStudent and trainee bakers up and down the country are gearing up for the annual Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees (ABST) conference, which takes place from 1-3 May 2009.The conference is being held at the TLH Leisure Resort in Torquay, Devon, and features a host of activities, as well as student bakery competitions and the AGM.The Friday night is Silly Hat Night, and there will be a buffet dinner, pub quiz and karaoke. Saturday will see the judging of the bakery competitions, as well as a ten-pin bowling competition, gala dinner and live band.The AGM will take place on Sunday, as well as the prize- giving, the ten-pin bowling final, a disco and a casino.Students can attend for an all-inclusive price of £75, and a maximum of two tutors can go for the price of one student.There are many cash prizes on offer for the various contests, including Calfornia Raisins’ competition, where a top prize of a £500 travel voucher is up for grabs. There are two categories – one for baking and one for confectionery – and students need to create innovative recipes using California Raisins, raisin paste or raisin juice concentrate. For more information contact [email protected] transport pick-ups are available from Leeds, Black- pool, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Sheffield and London.l To book tickets and rooms, please contact [email protected] bakemark.co.uk.last_img read more