Barclays sets aside £500m to pay forex bill

first_imgThursday 30 October 2014 8:52 pm Tim Wallace whatsapp Barclays sets aside £500m to pay forex bill Read This NextTig Notaro Never Looks Right in ‘Army of the Dead’The WrapEverything We Know, or Think We Know, About the Time-Keepers on ‘Loki’The Wrap’The Crown’: What Went Into Finding Princess Diana and Margaret ThatcherThe WrapRalph Macchio on the Secret to Making Badass ’80s Fight Scenes in 2021The Wrap’iCarly’: Nathan Kress on Preserving Integrity of Original Show, PromisesThe WrapHappy Juneteenth: 10 Movies to Stream That Celebrate Black JoyThe WrapHow Renee Elise Goldsberry Embraced Her Inner Diva for ‘Girls5Eva’The Wrap’The Hitman’s Bodyguard’s Wife’ Takes No. 1 at Box Office From ‘Quiet PlaceThe WrapBill Maher Pokes Fun at Joe Manchin: He’s a ‘Democrat Except on Matters ofThe Wrap whatsappcenter_img Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoYahoo! SearchResearch Car Donation For CharitiesYahoo! SearchUndoThe No Cost Solar ProgramGet Paid To Install Solar + Tesla Battery For No Cost At Install and Save Thousands.The No Cost Solar ProgramUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndoGameday NewsNASCAR Drivers Salaries Finally ReleasedGameday NewsUndo Share BARCLAYS is set to pay £500m to settle claims its traders tried to manipulate foreign exchange benchmarks.“These are ongoing discussions with certain regulatory agencies,” said finance director Tushar Morzaria.The news came as Barclays reported pre-tax profits of £1.59bn for the third quarter, up 14.8 per cent on the year.Revenues slid one per cent to £6.4bn, but credit impairments also dipped 29.5 per cent to £509m, and net operating expenses fell one per cent to £4.3bn.By business unit, profits rose 11 per cent in personal and corporate banking to £789m, and 16 per cent to £362m at Barclaycard.But investment banking profit dived 39 per cent to £284m. African profits also slipped nine per cent to £272m.Meanwhile, UK banks are braced for a tougher limit on how much they can lend against a given capital buffer, as the Bank of England will today set out its plans for the leverage ratio.International regulations set the ratio – an unweighted backstop intended to stop banks over-stretching themselves – at three per cent, or 33-times leveraged.This is expected to be changed to at least four per cent – 25-times leveraged – with extra layers possible for the biggest banks. The Bank will also set out a timeline, which could give banks as much as five years to hit the ratio.Barclays’ ratio stands at 3.5 per cent, meaning it has more to do than the other big UK banks. Its shares rose 0.93 per cent yesterday. Tags: Barclays Company Forex rate-rigging scandallast_img read more

Mega Millions jackpot rises to $520 million

first_imgAdvertisementTags: Florida lotteryMega Millions Advertisement RELATEDTOPICS TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Mega Millions jackpot is up to $520 million ahead of Friday night’s drawing. Players will need to buy their tickets before 10 p.m. Friday Jan. 8 for their chance to win Friday’s game. The lucky numbers will be drawn at 11 p.m.The Powerball jackpot also rose to $470 million Thursday. Powerball numbers will be drawn Saturday at 11 p.m. Advertisement The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $38 billion to enhance education and sending more than 880,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program.  AdvertisementJackpot winners have the option to receive their earnings in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, cash lump-sum. Players can buy tickets at any of the 13,000 lottery retailers around Florida. Those who choose to play should sign the back of their tickets at the time of purchase and keep them in a safe placeFlorida is one of the top-selling Powerball states, with 14 previous winners and more than $2.9 billion in prizes. AdvertisementDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 comments AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 comments Lee County man claims $2 million prize off scratch-off game May 8, 2021 Lehigh Acres man claims $500K prize before his birthday May 17, 2021 Check your ticket! $65K FANTASY 5 ticket set to expire May 31, 2021 One ticket sold in Florida wins a $238 million Powerball jackpot March 29, 2021last_img read more

Generousity pours in following senseless act of violence in ‘homophobic attack’

first_img By Siun Lennon – 29th June 2018 Generousity pours in following senseless act of violence in ‘homophobic attack’ WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Victims of a savage attack in Portlaoise two weeks ago have received a flood of generousity since what they consider to be a homophobic attack left one of the men, ‘smashed and bloodied beyond recognition’.One of the victims, Collie Aquino Teixeira McQuillan, set up a GoFundMe page to try cover the extensive medical and dental expenses he now faces.Collie hoped to raise €8,500 to cover his expenses. In one day, the page has raised €6,745. Community Pinterest Home News Community Generousity pours in following senseless act of violence in ‘homophobic attack’ NewsCommunity Community Previous articleVacant Council seat to be filled in July while one candidate ‘refused interview’Next articleBREAKING NEWS: Part of M7 motorway closed due to crash Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Collie and his husband Gui expressed their shock and euphoria at the generousity on the page.‘This has lifted my spirits so so much – God bless all of you’“Oh god from out of nowhere im shock this community has gone above and beyond to help and support me in this horrible situation.With your help each and every one of you have helped me reach each goal. I really thought 100 euro would be max i would get but within a few hours we reached the first goal now within 1 day we have reached the second goal,” said Collie.“Regardless of what happens now I’m speechless. I’m crying writing this to think that you have all shed some ray of light on me during this time. This has lifed my spirits so so much – words wouldn’t come close to describing how I am feeling.“I will keep you all update about each procedure I undergo and painful recovery but thanks to you all its a recovery that is possible. I want to say god bless all of you and honestly I love you all. Love is a stronge word to use but it’s the only word that could come close to express how I feel towards you all. Let’s kick this goal in the ass,” he added. WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Rugby Facebook Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Pinterest TAGShomophobicVICIOUS ATTACK Messages of support also came in for both men on the page.Collie describes the extent of his injuries on the page.“I have an upper and lower broken jaw. My lower jaw line has splintered bone and i have lost 2 teeth and another 2 teeth have been broken in half. Due to the impact there is nerve damage to my teeth and will require root canals to save them,” he said.Both Collie and Gui were set upon by a gang of youths in Hillview Drive near Knockmay, on the early hours of Sunday morning June 10.The men were walking through the area when a group consisting of at least three men in their late teens or early 20s assaulted them with hurls.SEE ALSO – Vacant Council seat to be filled in July while one candidate ‘refused interview’last_img read more

JOB VACANCY: Bosco’s Catering/Gala looking to fill a key position

first_img Community By Siun Lennon – 5th October 2018 Home Jobs JOB VACANCY: Bosco’s Catering/Gala looking to fill a key position Jobs Council Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Are you looking to join our expanding team in the catering/retail world?Bosco’s Catering/Gala is now recruiting.Applicants must have the followingExperience in dealing with customers/food preferableFlexibility to work five days over sevenA full, clean Drivers LicenseMotivation/InitiativeTo ApplyApplications only by CV to: Boscos Gala, 30 Grattan St, Portlaoise, Co Laois or email [email protected] ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisToday Previous article€870,000 allocated to Laois under the Town and Village Renewal SchemeNext articleIn Pictures: Changing times for Laois citizens and information services Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. Twitter TAGSBosco’s Gala Facebook Five Laois monuments to receive almost €200,000 in government funding Pinterest WhatsApp New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Facebook JOB VACANCY: Bosco’s Catering/Gala looking to fill a key position Community Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Pinterestlast_img read more

37 Youth Nominated for PM Awards

first_imgRelated37 Youth Nominated for PM Awards 37 Youth Nominated for PM Awards UncategorizedNovember 28, 2008 Related37 Youth Nominated for PM Awards Advertisementscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail A total of 37 young persons have been nominated for the Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence, which will be presented on November 30, at Emancipation Park in Kingston.Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, will make the presentations at the ceremony, which will commence at 5:00 p.m. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Professor Sir Kenneth Hall, heads the list of officials expected to attend.The nominees are as follows: Romelda Aiken, Christina Solmon, Kerron Stewart, Errol Kerr, Gregory Samuels and Shelly-Ann Fraser in the category of Sports; Andrew Clarke, Nadje Leslie, Andre Morris, Amorkard Brown, Tyane Robinson, Gregory Simms, Dane Campbell, Shavi Tolan and Stephanie Hazel in the category of Arts & Culture; Rodean Wallace, Tameka Hill, Kamal Powell, Orain Edwards; Gavin Powell, Odale Mulgrave, Shantez Stewart and Karl Wilkinson for Leadership; Dwayne Berbick, Garfene Grandison and Michelle Thomas for Journalism; Shampa Peart, Kevin Williams, Dana Marie Dick and Kristal Tucker for Academics; Nelsia English, Dave Rankin and Stevon Bent for Agriculture; Matthew O’Connor and Sequoia Thomas for Youth in Service and Mark Foster and Noelle Nicolls in the area of Entrepreneurship.The Prime Minister’s Youth Awards for Excellence is the highest honour bestowed upon Jamaicans between the ages of 15-24. It was introduced in 1998 to recognise young people, who have excelled and contributed to national development and to give them a platform to showcase their achievements in various fields.The awards ceremony, which is combined with the Jamaican Youth in Concert, is the culmination of National Youth Month activities. A total of 79 awards have been presented since 1998. Related37 Youth Nominated for PM Awardslast_img read more

Genesis, Lexus, and Buick ranked tops in three-year dependability by J.D. Power

first_img Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 2018 Genesis G80 Sport advertisement The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever RELATED TAGSBuickGenesisLexusNewsawardsdependabilityInstagramj.d. powersurvey Trending in Canada Keep in mind that, for this study, the terms ‘problems’ doesn’t necessarily mean failing transmissions and apocalyptic rust issues. Reported snags or difficulties with the infotainment system, for example, could earn brands a negative mark. This speaks to the ever increasing importance of manufacturers providing responsive and easy-to-use touchscreens if they want to keep out of the J.D. Power basement.Speaking of, Chrysler and Land Rover landed at the bottom of this year’s chart, with 214 and 220 problems per 100 vehicles respectively. Keep an eye on these digital pages for an in depth dive into these numbers and what they mean for consumers and the used car market. Trending Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS See More Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. ‹ Previous Next › Owning a trouble-free vehicle ranks pretty high on the wish lists of most gearheads, despite our propensity to trawl online ads for interesting but terrible machinery like old sports cars or ancient French cars. Hey, it’s our thing, okay? We tell our doctor we can quit any time.Other, more sane people, tend to prefer vehicles that start first thing in the morning without requiring an obscene amount of care and feeding. For them, the industry group J.D. Power publishes an annual Vehicle Dependability Study. This is a data-driven report measuring the number of problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) experienced during the past 12 months by original owners of their three-year-old vehicles. RELATED How does Lexus keep winning so many dependability awards? Opinion: The Most Reliable Used Car This year’s list, populated by vehicles sold new in 2017, is topped by Genesis, Lexus, and Buick. Their PP100 scores of 89, 100, and 103 handily outstripped the industry average of 134. It is worth keeping in mind that the Genesis showrooms have fewer models and lower volume than most other brands on this list. In terms of individual vehicles, the Lexus ES sedan, with just 52 problems reported per 100 vehicles, was the highest-ranked vehicle in the 2020 study and the best model ever tracked. PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca Now, if you’ll excuse us, we’re off to find parts for a 1991 Peugeot 505 wagon. last_img read more

Three women of Jamaican heritage honoured by Canadian University

first_imgRelatedThree women of Jamaican heritage honoured by Canadian University By CAROLYN GOULBOURNE-WARREN                     RelatedThree women of Jamaican heritage honoured by Canadian University RelatedThree women of Jamaican heritage honoured by Canadian University FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail TORONTO – Three women of Jamaican heritage and one Antiguan national, who, through their accomplishments stand as positive images of black women, were recently honoured by the Ryerson University in Canada. At the third annual Viola Desmond Day celebration held recently at Ryerson’s Victoria Street campus, the four were presented with awards named after black women, who have made significant contributions in Canada. Seventeen year-old Jaicyea Smith, a student at Earl Haig High School, was recognised with the award in honour of civil rights icon Viola Desmond who, in 1946 at the age of 32, was arrested for sitting in a whites-only section of a cinema in the Canadian city of New Glasgow in the province of Nova Scotia. Jaicyea volunteers with the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) Awareness Committee and The Scott Mission.  Four-year Ryerson nursing student, Shantae Johns received the Mattie Hayes award, named for the slave from Georgia in the Unites States, who settled in Saskatchewan with several generations of her family and started a negro colony. Johns, who migrated from Jamaica seven years ago,is the President of the United Black Students at Ryerson (UBSR) and is working on a pilot project, which addresses the lack of diversity in nursing leadership. She has aspirations to be a medical lawyer. Ryerson’s Athletics Event Co-ordinator, Shauna Bookal was presented with the Marie Marguerite Rose Award named for the slave, who married a native Indian after she was freed and together they opened a tavern.  Rose was also a cook, a seamstress, and made her own soap and preserves. The only black woman in sports management at a post-secondary level in Ontario, Ms. Bookal co-ordinates all game day promotions, sponsorships and the department’s community outreach programmes.  She has a Bachelors degree in Sport Management from Brock University, a Sport Business Management Graduate Certificate from Durham College, and a Master of Science degree in Sport Management from West Virginia University.  An award-winning author and university professor, Antiguan-born Dr. Althea Prince isthe recipient of the award named after Kay Livingstone, who founded the Congress of Black Women Canada in 1971. She died suddenly three years later while returning from Mexico. Viola Desmond’s 84-year old sister Wanda Robson, who attended the ceremony, told the story of her sister, who is known as Canada’s Rosa Parks. She said that Desmond was passing through New Glasgow from Halifax, when her car broke down.  Having to spend the night in town, she went to the cinema to watch a movie not knowing that there was an unspoken rule that blacks were only to sit in the balcony section. “You see, she was short, only four feet, ten inches tall, and always sat downstairs in Halifax.  When they told her to move, she went to purchase the right ticket to sit downstairs and they refused to sell her that ticket, so she went and sat back downstairs,” Ms. Robson related. Ms. Desmond was forcibly removed from the theatre by the police, thrown in jail and charged with trying to defraud the government of a one cent amusement tax, the difference in price between the downstairs section and the balcony-level.  She tried to fight her conviction and took her case all the way to the Supreme Court, but lost. In 2010, more than 60 years after the incident and 45 years after she had died, the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia granted Viola Desmond a pardon posthumously, the first time ever in the history of Canada. Ms. Robson, who has written a book about her sister’s life called, ‘Sister to Courage: Stories from the Life of Viola Desmond’, urged the audience to always stand up and fight against injustice. The Viola Desmond Day awards ceremony was organised by Ryerson’s Black History Awareness Committee. Three women of Jamaican heritage honoured by Canadian University CultureMarch 21, 2011 Advertisementslast_img read more

Xiaomi set to top revenue target

first_img Xiaomi Xiaomi smartphone surge bears fruits Xiaomi off the hook in the US Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is reported to have told bankers it will beat its 2017 revenue goal by “as much as 18 per cent”, following an impressive turnaround in the fortunes of its business.According to Reuters, Xiaomi is set to generate a profit of at least $1 billion in 2017, based on forecasted net revenue of $17 billion to $18 billion. Its profit in 2018 could reach $2 billion.The report also said Xiaomi is hearing bank pitches for an initial public offering in 2018, with one source stating a $100 billion valuation looks “reasonable”. Previously, a more modest $50 billion was been suggested, with the company possibly raising at least $5 billion to fuel growth.Earlier this year, Xiaomi said it had seen a “return to fast track growth”, with Lei Jun, CEO, noting that no other smartphone company has been able to reignite growth after a slowdown.And it certainly seems to be keeping up momentum: the company has seen two consecutive months in which it shipped 10 million devices. Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Author Tags AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 22 DEC 2017 center_img HomeDevicesNews Xiaomi set to top revenue target Previous ArticleDT strikes €1.9B deal for UPC AustriaNext ArticleEricsson raises cash to boost 5G research Devices Related US backs down on Xiaomi row Steve Costello last_img read more

Tom Byrum tops Champions Q-School

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Tom Byrum eagled the first hole of a playoff with Tommy Tolles on Friday to win the PGA Tour Champions’ National Qualifying Tournament at TPC Scottsdale. A day after tying the tournament record with a 10-under 61, Byrum had a 5-under 65 to match Tolles at 19-under 265 on the Champions Course. Byrum eagled No. 17 for a share of the lead, and won the playoff with a 7-footer. Tolles closed with a 66. Byrum and Tolles earned full exemptions for next season along with Kent Jones, Tim Petrovic and re-instated amateur Ken Tanigawa. Jones (64) was third at 18 under, and Petrovic (72) and Tanigawa (70) tied for fourth at 17 under.last_img read more

Montana House Endorses Gun Silencer Bill

first_imgHELENA – The House has endorsed a bill that would allow Montana hunters to use silencers on their guns.House Bill 174 sponsored by Republican Rep. Krayton Kerns of Laurel would repeal a law that prohibits the use of silencers.Supporters said the bill is about preventing hearing loss and reducing the noise of guns slightly.Democratic Rep. Mike Menahan of Helena opposed the bill. He says silencers would negatively change the face of hunting in Montana and could be abused by poachers.The bill passed Thursday 72 to 28. The bill faces one more largely procedural vote before being moved to the Senate.Kerns’ House Bill 384, which would allow concealed weapons into now-prohibited places passed a final vote and will go to the Senate. Email Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.last_img read more