Caesars partners Las Vegas university for innovation project

first_img29th April 2019 | By contenteditor Caesars partners Las Vegas university for innovation project Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Sports betting Tech & innovation Regions: US US casino giant Caesars Entertainment has joined forces with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on a new initiative focused on developing technologies for the casino gambling and sports betting markets. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Email Address US casino giant Caesars Entertainment has joined forces with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), on a new initiative focused on developing technology for the casino gambling and sports betting markets.Due to open before the end of 2019, Black Fire Innovation will be a 43,000 square foot facility featuring elements of a casino floor and sportsbook, an esports arena and virtual reality facilities.Located at the UNLV Harry Reid Research & Technology Park in Las Vegas, the Black Fire Innovation facility will also allow participating start-ups, researchers and partners to test new technologies in the casino and sports betting sectors. It aims to test how technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and virtual reality can help broaden the appeal of betting and gaming to new demographics.“We intend to accelerate innovation in a way that is truly unprecedented within the gaming and hospitality space, bringing together top researchers and industry experts in a unique collaborative environment,” Caesars Entertainment’s EVP and chief information officer, Les Ottolenghi, said.“Working side-by-side and with emerging student talent, technology partners and the community through this technology hub, Black Fire Innovation is designed to spur the creativity and entrepreneurship that will shape the future of our industry for many years to come.”UNLV president, Marta Meana, added: “This collaboration with Caesars Entertainment will strengthen UNLV’s role as a research and innovation leader and further elevate Las Vegas as the global intellectual capital for gaming and hospitality.”Confirmation of the new launch comes after Caesars earlier this month named Anthony Rodio as its new chief executive officer. Rodio replaces Mark Frissora, Caesars’ chief executive since July 2015.Image: Caesars Casino & gameslast_img read more

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Gaming Realms partners with DraftKings and Sky Bet

first_img Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Games developer Gaming Realms has launched its content range with Sky Betting & Gaming in the UK and DraftKings in New Jersey.The developer announced three-year deals with both operators to distribute titles including its Rainbow Riches range, which is now live on Sky Betting & Gaming’s Sky Vegas site. This launch is facilitated by an agreement between Gaming Realms and SG Digital.Michael Buckley, interim chief executive and non-executive chairman of Gaming Realms, said the partnerships show that Gaming Realms’ games continue to become more popular.“Our expanding portfolio of Slingo games continues to grow in popularity and these partnerships are testament to the quality of the content that we at Gaming Realms produce,” Buckley said. “It is thanks to leading operators such as SBG and DraftKings that we are increasing our global footprint and reaching ever greater numbers of customers.“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with such esteemed operators in the industry and look forward to working closely with the teams at both SBG and DraftKings to deliver exciting and unique content to all their users over the coming months. These agreements help to underpin the Board’s confidence in the year ahead.”Buckley took over as Gaming Realms chief executive on an interim basis last month, after Patrick Southon stepped down. Southon had served as chief executive since co-founding the developer in July 2013, but left the business to pursue a “new challenge.” Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Topics: Casino & games Gaming Realms partners with DraftKings and Sky Bet Games developer Gaming Realms has launched its content range with Sky Betting & Gaming in the UK and DraftKings in New Jersey. 11th March 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Regions: UK & Ireland US New Jerseylast_img read more

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Nigeria Enamelware Company Plc (ENAMEL.ng) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgNigerian Enamelware Company Plc (ENAMEL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Nigerian Enamelware Company Plc (ENAMEL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Enamelware Company Plc (ENAMEL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Enamelware Company Plc (ENAMEL.ng)  2004 annual report.Company ProfileNigerian Enamelware Company Plc manufactures and markets a range of enamelware, plastic products and galvanised buckets. The company also produces a selection of home furnishings, cosmetic jewelry and electrical bicycles. Nigeria Enamelware Company Plc is a subsidiary of I Feng Limited, a company based in Hong Kong. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Enamelware Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Wapic Insurance PLC (WAPIC.ng) 2017 Presentation

first_imgCoronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 presentation For more information about Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Coronation Insurance Plc (WAPIC.ng)  2017 presentation Company ProfileCoronation Insurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to underwrite all classes of life and non-life insurance for the personal, groups, commercial and industrial sectors. The company has operations in Nigeria and Ghana. General and personal insurance products cover motor, life, investment, yacht, marine and home insurance. Corporate insurance products cover general property insurance, automotive, marine, aviation, all risk, fire and special perils, goods-in-transit and guarantee and liability insurance for the oil and gas, hotel and restaurant, professional firms and associations, manufacturing, education, energy, telecommunication, financial services, trading, religious bodies, contractors, travel agent, real estate and transport sectors. Public sector clients include government ministries and departments, parastatals and agencies. Wapic Insurance Plc was founded in 1958. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Coronation Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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Can the Rolls Royce share price recover after coronavirus?

first_imgCan the Rolls Royce share price recover after coronavirus? “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Karl Loomes 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. Karl Loomes | Wednesday, 29th April, 2020 | More on: RR Image source: Getty Images. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img We know coronavirus is hurting the airline industry. People are in lockdown – unable to even go to the pub, never mind fly on holiday. This will end, though. The question for Rolls-Royce Group (LSE: RR), however, is whether air travel will ever be the same again.Changing trendsAs I see it, Rolls-Royce is going to be hit on many fronts, even after the coronavirus concerns fade. Firstly, some airlines – its customers – may go bust. Though one would expect in the long term other companies to fill the holes, running an airline does not exactly have the lowest barriers to entry.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…Secondly, airline travel itself may drop off. Some people are likely to be more cautious of traveling to areas affected by Covid-19 even after governments declare it safe.The increased use of video conferencing could also have an impact. From a business perspective, it is cheaper and greener to take international meetings using Zoom than it is to fly people to another country and put them up in hotels. We have had no choice to do this under lockdown, and so have proven it works.Lastly and most worryingly, we don’t know the state of the economy after lockdown. As well as a number of big industries like airlines, many small businesses are likely to go bankrupt. There is talk of a potential recession, but even without this, many people will have less money to spend. Holidays that require flying are usually the first thing to get cut when a family has no money.Rolls-Royce as an investmentFor me, these concerns undermine Rolls-Royce as an investment right now. If people are not flying, airlines will not need to buy or maintain as many engines. Perhaps even worse than the airlines themselves, those in the supply chain may be even more effected.To put it simply, an airline will have more direct control over how it reacts to its market. Cutting flights, changing prices, or offering deals could all help offset financial troubles. For Rolls-Royce, however, if its main customers are not buying its main products, its choices are limited.This month the company suspended its dividend for the first time since privatisation in 1987. It also abandoned its profit and cash targets for the year. Rolls-Royce is already in the middle of a broad restructuring, which won’t be helped if funding dries up.Last year the company saw its credit rating downgraded to near junk. Despite this, Rolls-Royce has managed to secure a £1.5bn credit facility, and along with news that it has found £750m in cash savings, has seen its share price hold pretty firm in April.Before lockdown I would have had confidence in Rolls-Royce, but in this environment things are just too uncertain. I think in the long run things should return to normal – give or take – but that seems a long way off if you want to make gains in Rolls-Royce shares. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. 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. Karl has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. 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FTSE 250: I’d put £1,000 in these 2 bargain buys now for my ISA

first_img Enter Your Email Address 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. Manika Premsingh owns shares of National Express Group. 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. 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. FTSE 250: I’d put £1,000 in these 2 bargain buys now for my ISA “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Manika Premsingh | Monday, 27th July, 2020 | More on: BWY NEX center_img 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. Even though the FTSE 250 index has made smart gains since the stock market crash, some of its constituent stocks are still bargain buys. Two examples include the property developer Bellway (LSE: BWY) and the coach operator National Express (LSE: NEX). Both companies have suffered because of the lockdown-recession combination and continue to reel under its pressure. But for the patient investor, these can be good investments for a Stocks and Shares ISA. FTSE 250 bargain buyWhile large parts of the UK economy stayed firmly in lockdown mode in May, construction activity re-started. As a result, the construction sector GDP bounced back with a growth of 8.2%. Even though it hasn’t made up for the sharp fall in April of over 40%, the return to health has begun. This is good news for real estate construction companies like Bellway, whose share price is far from recovering fully from the stock market collapse. 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…In its trading update released in June, BWY confirmed that construction had restarted at its sites and that its order book is strong. It also pointed to its balance sheet strength and its eligibility for the government’s Covid-19 financing scheme for companies, which it hadn’t drawn on till then. But its share price hasn’t picked up very much since. In fact, its price-to-earnings (P/E) is a small 6.2 times, making it a FTSE 250 bargain buy. Falling share price overlooks long-term valueNational Express is another stock I like, whose share price has hit even harder times. Its share price has fallen drastically by 27% in July from last month. It’s now 62% below the pre-market crash highs. After gaining strength following its brief trading update in May, the share price started slumping when its CEO, Dean Finch, stepped down to join the FTSE 100 real estate developer, Persimmon. The share price hasn’t recovered since; in fact, it’s still falling.I understand investor unease as the CEO exits, especially at a bad time for the company, but I reckon that NEX still has much going for it. As it pointed out in its May update, despite a fall in revenue the company was still profitable in April because of cost reductions. It had ample liquidity and with lockdowns being withdrawn in foreign markets, the blow to its operations may well have been tempered. Moreover, with the continued fall in share price, its P/E is a low 5.4 times, making it another FTSE 250 bargain buy for me.The take awayIt’s likely that both BWY and NEX will take some time to get their groove back. The economy has only just opened up and is still quite weak. But given their past credentials, it’s most likely that both these FTSE 250 stocks will not just survive the current recession but also start thriving again as the overall situation looks up.  Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

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City of London fundraising club seeks applications

first_img Howard Lake | 26 January 2006 | News  17 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. City of London fundraising club seeks applications Applicants must be charities working nationwide within England or within England and one or more of the other countries of the UK. In addition they must have had in their latest financial year a total income of no less than £750,000 and a voluntary income from all sources of no more than £1.5 million.Applications must be submitted by 31 March 2006. The October Club, a group of largely City of London-based friends and colleagues which has raised over £4.5 million over the last 17 years, is asking for applications to be the nominated charity for their 2006 eventThe Club is looking for charities “which are doing remarkable work, and for which our substantial contribution will transform their fortunes.”Last year the Club selected The British Association for Adoption & Fostering as its charity. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Black women and girls’ lives matter

first_img‘Stop killing Black people,’ Coney Island beach protest, Brooklyn, N.Y., May 25.March in Philadelphia after cops riot and beat protesters, May 21.WW photo: Joseph PietteMalissa Williams, a 30-year-old woman, tragically lost her life on Nov. 29, 2012, in a hail of bullets, along with her 43-year-old companion, Timothy Russell, at the hands of nine white Cleveland police officers.One of those officers, Mark Brelo, was acquitted on May 23 for his part in the shooting by a judge in a nonjury trial. Protests against this travesty of justice occurred right after the verdict, resulting in the arrest of more than 70 activists.Natasha McKenna, a 37-year-old African American diagnosed at age 12 with schizophrenia, died on Feb. 8 in a hospital after being Tasered four times by police on Feb. 3 in a Fairfax, Va., county jail. At five feet, three inches tall, she had reportedly been handcuffed and shackled head to foot before being Tasered. Instead of receiving any kind of humane medical treatment, she had been in jail since Jan. 26 due to events reflecting her declining health.Rekia Boyd was fatally shot in the back of the head by a Chicago police detective, Dante Servin, in March 2012. Servin was acquitted of all charges. Boyd was just 22 years old.Shantell Davis, 23, was shot to death by police in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, in June 2012 during rush-hour traffic. Yuvette Henderson was fatally shot outside an Oakland, Calif., Home Depot by police on Feb. 3. Aiyana Stanley Jones, age 7, was shot in the head in May 2010 by a Detroit cop while sleeping on her grandmother’s couch. The cop walked free.A motorist used his cell phone to record Marlene Pinnock, 51, being straddled by a white police officer and savagely beaten on the side of a highway in Los Angeles on July 1, 2014.These names and many more, such as Kyam Livingston, Renisha McBride and Eleanor Bumpurs, may not yet be embedded in mass consciousness like Michael Brown, Freddie Grey, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin or Eric Garner. But they should be.These African-American women and girls, along with Black transwomen and girls, represent an alarmingly growing number of victims of police murders and legal or extralegal violence. They are all casualties of the racist war against people of color, regardless of nationality, gender or gender preference, sexual orientation, abilities, health and age.BLM Movement founded and led by womenA National Day of Solidarity with Black Women and Girls was called by groups associated with the Black Lives Matter Movement on May 21 to demand justice for all Black women and girls and raise consciousness that Black women’s lives matter, too. Some of these actions took place in New York, the Bay Area (Calif.), Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Miami, Columbus, Ohio, and Lexington, Ky. The day also recognized that the Black Lives Matter Movement was founded and led by Black women and Black transwomen.Racist, trans-hating violence against Black transgender women is also gaining greater awareness, thanks to the BLM Movement. At least 12 Black transwomen have reportedly been killed by vigilantes since last August. These murders have not been taken seriously by the mainstream media and the police.Some of these victim’s names include Islan Nettles, Tiffany Edwards, Cemia Dove, Betty Skinner, Brittney Nicole Kidd-Stergis, Ty Underwood, Lamia Beard and Michelle Vash Payne. Black transwomen are often labeled as men by the police, and when incarcerated with men, they are subject to brutal sexual assaults.CeCe McDonald, a Black transwoman, was attacked by neo-Nazis in Minneapolis in June 2011. When she killed one of her attackers in self-defense, she was incarcerated for several years before being released in January 2014. Most of her imprisonment was spent in solitary confinement in a men’s prison.This racist and sexist war against Black women is also reflected in the mass incarceration epidemic. The Sentencing Project Research and Advocacy for Reform website reports that more than 1 million women are under the “supervision” of the criminal justice system — that is, in prison or on parole or probation.While African Americans make up less than 15 percent of the general population in the United States, African-American women constitute 30 percent of the overall women’s population in state and federal prisons. The sentencingproject.org states that Black women are more than three times likelier than white women to be incarcerated in prison or jail.The Black Lives Matter upsurge is unifying the movement by demanding justice for Black women, girls and transwomen who have been killed or brutalized by police or racist vigilantes.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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U.S. transnationals seek greater profits in Africa

first_imgThe U.S. State Department opened a conference in Libreville, Gabon, on Aug. 24 to promote trade between Wall Street and Africa. It is ostensibly designed to promote the African Growth and Opportunities Act, in place since 2000 to facilitate trade between Africa and U.S. companies. While the U.S. says that AGOA represents the cornerstone of its economic policy in Africa, in reality it is an imperialist tool. Congress recently reauthorized the program.An Aug. 21 State Department press release read: “The theme of this year’s Forum is ‘AGOA at 15: Charting a Course for a Sustainable U.S.-Africa Trade and Investment Partnership.’” It raises the importance of all sectors in “promoting trade, expanding inclusive and sustainable economic growth, and generating prosperity.” Also, it reported that government officials from the U.S. and the “39 African beneficiary countries” would attend.Gabon, a former French colony, is an oil producer. The government has maintained friendly relations with Paris and Washington. Imperialist France has increased its military presence in Gabon, where its troops have been activated against mass demonstrations and instability.U.S. imperialism’s goalsWhen President Barack Obama recently visited Kenya, he hosted a trade conference there emphasizing African entrepreneurship. He also delivered a speech at the new African Union center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. His administration has great concerns about the decline in the value of trade between Africa and the U.S. The decrease in oil and commodities prices exemplifies this phenomenon.Simultaneously, Wall Street and Washington have emphasized maximizing profits — which come at the expense of working people and their communities.Critics of the U.S.’s AGOA strategy say it empowers large transnational corporations and further marginalizes local producers and workers. Through AGOA, clothing and other factories have been established in Kenya, Lesotho and other states. These production centers attract rural dwellers to urban areas and working-class jobs. Nonetheless, when demand declines and there are gaps in U.S. funding of AGOA, workers are laid off and forced to return to their villages.Significantly, Washington utilizes AGOA funding to exercise its policy imperatives in attempts to influence African states’ internal and regional affairs. Consequently, AGOA is a tool to exert U.S. imperialism’s political will.Washington’s role in Africa has been characterized by its military intervention. The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) stations thousands of troops in Djibouti and maintains other intelligence stations, airstrips and naval operations to protect U.S. corporate interests.Foreign investment boon to corporationsAlthough Africa is designated as a rapidly growing region and a center for foreign direct investment (FDI), structural issues emanate from capitalism’s continuing dominance. Most Western investment is designed to enhance the profit margins of the transnational corporations and banks — not to empower the workers, farmers, youth or even local business interests.Jostein Lohr Hauge, University of Cambridge Ph.D. candidate, wrote on Aug. 20 in African Arguments that Africa is the fastest-growing region for FDI worldwide. “From 1990 to 2013, FDI inflows in Africa increased 19-fold from $3 billion to $57 billion. This trend … is typically seen as a good thing for low-income countries. And especially in Africa, where most countries have small stocks of savings, attracting FDI to grow the economy and create jobs can be crucial.”However, Hauge concludes, “This trend is all well and good for the huge companies involved — and usually for the economies of the countries in which they are based. But the problem with the expansion of powerful multinationals is that it can allow a small number of actors to capture larger shares of profits over larger markets. They do this so easily … because they have dominant technologies (often fortified by strong intellectual property protection) and brand name recognition.”China helps Africa build infrastructureInternational attention has increasingly focused on the People’s Republic of China’s growing economic and political role with AU member-states. China is the largest trading partner with the continent. Unlike the former colonial rulers, it is emphasizing the construction and maintenance of infrastructure projects related to national affairs, medicine, science and transportation.A multitude of joint projects between Beijing and AU member-countries include construction of the modern AU conference center in Addis Ababa. China is busily constructing a new railway line covering vast areas across East Africa. It will enhance trade and employment opportunities for people in the region, where the legacy of colonialism and imperialism has hampered the free flow of people and goods.Agreements to build a new railway line in East Africa with Chinese help were signed in Nairobi, Kenya, reported the BBC on May 12, 2014. “It is to run from Mombasa to Nairobi and will extend to Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. … In Kenya, the line [will] replace a narrow-gauge track built more than 100 years ago during British colonial rule. China is to finance 90 percent of the first stage, put at $3.8 billion, with work carried out by a Chinese firm.”Independent economic program neededA continental strategy independent of imperialism is the only solution to capitalist domination of Africa’s economic development. This can only be carried out when African states place the needs of their people above those of the global corporations and banks.A prerequisite for genuine independence is the enhancement of industrial, agricultural, educational, medical and scientific capacity in postcolonial African states. Dependence on the West is a byproduct of the legacy of slavery, colonialism and neocolonialism.Socialist economic construction in Africa poses an alternative to the world capitalist system. In China, where the people gained liberation from imperialism nearly 66 years ago through a profound revolution, tremendous strides have been made through a state-controlled economy. In recent decades China has allowed private capital to operate and grow, but the basic infrastructure and the land are owned and under the control of the government, led by the Communist Party.Revolutionary Cuba has outstripped U.S. imperialism in providing advanced medical services to its people and millions more in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa. This accomplishment has been made despite a nearly 55-year blockade and U.S. attempts to overthrow the socialist government.With considerably more natural resources and agricultural potential, a socialist Africa could become a bulwark for economic growth and set standards forthe rest of the world.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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USDA Seeks Another Experimental ASF Vaccine License, Years from Implementation

first_img SHARE By NAFB News Service – Apr 23, 2019 USDA Seeks Another Experimental ASF Vaccine License, Years from Implementation SHARE The Department of Agriculture intends to grant an experimental license for an African swine fever vaccine. The intent was published in the Federal Register this week that USDA’s Agricultural Research Service intends to grant the license to a company in Bulgaria that manufactures and markets human and animal health products. Currently, there is no commercially available vaccine to protect swine from the deadline virus. Despite the work by the company in Bulgaria and others, National Pork Producers Council Veterinarian Liz Wagstrom told Reuters in February that researchers at USDA believe a vaccine is “a decade away.”Researchers in the European Union believe development of a vaccine may take 20 years. The threat of the disease spreading to the U.S. prompted the cancellation of the World Pork Expo this summer. Since its discovery in China in August 2018, Rabobank estimates that African swine fever has affected 150 million to 200 million pigs, which is nearly 30 percent larger than annual U.S. pork production and equivalent to Europe’s annual pork supply, according to the National Pork Board.Meanwhile, many farms in China infected with African swine fever are not restocking with pigs. Bloomberg News reports that 80 percent of farms infected with the deadly virus are not restocking, leaving a significant gap in production. China is the world’s largest pork producer, but agriculture officials in China say production has dropped 21 percent since African swine fever was first reported last August. And, a new outbreak on an island province was reported over the weekend.The declining hog production in China will result in lower demand for soybeans and feed products, but an increase in the need for pork products. Officials in China say, “if confidence among breeders fails to recover, it will hurt consumers.” They predict pork supplies could start to tighten and prices may hit record levels in the second half of the year, before tightening further in 2020. Pork accounts for more than 60 percent of meat consumption in China. Previous articleCalifornia Fruit Flavoring Company Establishing Operations in Johnson CountyNext articleThe HAT Soil Health Podcast- Soil Erosion Significant Problem Around Indiana NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Seeks Another Experimental ASF Vaccine License, Years from Implementation Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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