Acquisitions insolvencies cited as drilling company count tumbles by 40

CALGARY — A research report by AltaCorp Capital shows the number of companies actively drilling in Canada has declined by 40 per cent since the oil price crash of late 2014.The analysis cites industry data which shows only 26 drilling contractors have been working so far in 2019, 17 fewer than observed in 2014.It says consolidation is the biggest reason companies have disappeared, with seven companies holding about 17 per cent of market share being purchased over the period, including CanElson Drilling in 2015, Savanna Drilling in 2017 and Trinidad Drilling in 2018.It says insolvency removed four companies — although the market share held by those firms was just one per cent. Two companies which together held about one per cent of market share in 2014 are simply inactive — they have rigs but aren’t operating them.One company left the Canadian market and the fate of four other missing names isn’t known. There is just one new entrant on the 2019 list.The report says the Canadian drilling market would benefit from more consolidation given recent declines in drilling activity but says acquisitions are unlikely given high debt levels in the larger players and the relatively unattractive assets available.“Ultimately, we expect that rig transfers out of Canada, smaller one-off asset sales and gradual atrophy of older and less relevant rigs, will be the primary drivers of further Canadian industry concentration over the near-to-mid-term,” the report concludes. The Canadian Press read more

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States urge new measures to make UN website more thoroughly multilingual

1 May 2007Delegates attending the United Nations Committee on Information meeting in New York today called for new measures to make the world body’s website more thoroughly multilingual. Delegates attending the United Nations Committee on Information meeting in New York today called for new measures to make the world body’s website more thoroughly multilingual.Simon Pidoux of Switzerland said the UN Department for Public Information (DPI) should “continue its efforts to attain linguistic parity of the content of this Internet site in the different official languages of the United Nations.” In a speech whose text was made available in both English and French, he said his country, which has four official languages, naturally favours multilingualism.Boris N, Malakhov of the Russian Federation pointed to statistics demonstrating a growing level of interest in the UN among Russian speakers. He suggested that webcasts of UN meetings be made available in Russian to meet this increasing demand. “At present, webcasts of the Security Council and the General Assembly, which are made in the English language with the original language added later, do not cover the demand of the multilingual audience for immediate access to urgent information,” he said.Seeking a different kind of inclusiveness, Lee Do-hoon of the Republic of Korea said DPI should also “pay due attention to improving website accessibility for the disabled.”Indonesia’s representative, Triyogo Jatmiko, welcomed the fact that Bahasa Indonesia is one of the 29 non-official languages in which the local United Nations information centre (UNIC) maintains a website. “The website in Bahasa Indonesia is a great source of United Nations information to our people, and we are thankful for it,” he said.Speaking for Japan, Jiro Kodera voiced hope that UNIC Tokyo would continue to develop in the future, “as it is the only UN organization that provides information in the Japanese language.” He also announced that Japan would extend its voluntary contribution of 45.7 million yen to UNIC-Tokyo for 2007.Nepal’s representative, Narayan Dev Pant, stressed the importance of UNICs and said the one in Kathmandu “needs to be upgraded and further strengthened in order to ultimately convert it into a regional hub.”Hossein Maleki of Iran voiced appreciation for UNIC-Tehran for its good work despite budget constraints. “In this connection, we support the call for allocation of adequate resources to ensure the effective and efficient functioning and strengthening of all UNICs, including UNIC-Tehran,” he said.Angola’s representative, Estevao Umba Alberto, urged DPI to “continue its efforts for the opening of the Luanda Centre to serve the special needs of developing countries,” adding that the Government would provide premises rent-free.Other participants called for efforts to extend accessibility to technology in general. The Philippines called for efforts to bridge the digital divide. “We would like to see the DPI make full use of new technology to allow the public better and faster access to information about the UN,” said the country’s representative, Elmer G. Cato.Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz of Cuba, which chairs the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), said “issues related to information and communications technology have an important place in the Movement’s agenda” and said NAM had set up a working group on the issue. read more

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Ban Kimoon calls on States to uphold pledges to fight terrorism in

Mr. Ban has “followed with concern the recent fighting in Afghanistan, in particular around Kandahar and in Farah provinces, where formed groups of Taliban have attempted to take and hold certain districts,” according to a statement issued by his spokesperson. He underlined the crucial role that the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and the Afghan security forces are playing to ensure that Afghanistan does not again become “a host for terrorist and extremist groups.” “The Secretary-General notes that it is an unfortunate reality that such operations continue to be necessary in Afghanistan, but reaffirms that the hope for lasting peace in Afghanistan and the region, and for a world without terrorism, depends on their success,” the statement added. While thanking those countries which have provided assistance, he appealed to all Governments involved in Afghanistan to maintain their existing commitments in order to ensure the success of the joint effort to rebuild Afghanistan, “so that it can offer hope and opportunity to its people, friendship to its neighbours, and an example to the rest of the world.” The situation in Afghanistan has also raised concern among UN Member States, which today strongly condemned the upsurge of violence in the country, including the rising trend of suicide attacks, owing to the increased violent and terrorist activity by the Taliban, Al-Qaida and other extremist groups. A resolution adopted by the 192-member General Assembly noted that such violence has led to increased casualties among Afghan civilians, Afghan National Security Forces, ISAF and the Operation Enduring Freedom coalition, as well as members of aid agencies and humanitarian workers. The General Assembly called on the Government of Afghanistan, with the assistance of the international community, “to continue to address the threat to the security and stability of Afghanistan posed by the Taliban, Al-Qaida and other extremist groups as well as by criminal violence.” Meanwhile, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has announced that more than 350,000 Afghan refugees, most of them from Pakistan and some 6,000 from Iran, have returned home this year with the agency’s help.Despite the difficulties they face upon their return, “many of the people coming back are hopeful about the future,” UNHCR representative Salvatore Lombardo said today at a press briefing in Kabul. “Access to employment remains the greatest preoccupation of those returning to Afghanistan,” he stated, adding that land, shelter and lack of water are also prominent issues for returnees. Because of Afghanistan’s precarious security situation, difficult socio-economic situation and limited capacity to absorb the returnees, UNHCR has insisted on the importance of respecting the voluntary character of return and to make sure that returns are made in a gradual manner. Since 2002, the agency has assisted more than four million Afghans return home – over 3.2 million from Pakistan and 860,000 from Iran. Some three million registered Afghans remain in exile in the region today, including about two million in Pakistan and 910,000 in Iran. 5 November 2007Concerned about recent fighting in Afghanistan, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed to all States assisting the violence-wracked nation to maintain their existing commitments to root out terrorism and rebuild a peaceful society. read more

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Ex diplomat says India should have killed Praba

The author says that to become a true global power the Indian economy will have to make a transition from outsourcing to innovation-intensive industries. Its multinationals will have to become truly global companies, with more business outside India than within.Finally, India must develop and implement a more assertive foreign policy one that backs talk of great power status with military might and willingness to use it.“China has no such timidity in its foreign affairs. In addition to the port in Sri Lanka, it is also helping expand the Pakistani port of Gwadar and Chittgong port in Bangladesh. A frightened India became content with being a passive regional power rather than active global power, says the book China’s Nightmare, America’s Dream: India as the next global power by William H Avery, former American diplomat. India should have sent its troops back to Sri Lanka to kill or capture Prabhakaran and the LTTE leadership after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi, says a new book by a former US diplomat.Rajiv Gandhi’s killing was an attack on India’s status as a regional power. Forcibly bringing Prabhakaran to India to face trial would have sent a clear message to the region, and the world, that India would defend its political leaders from attack, defend its political system from intimidation and defend its primacy in South Asia against any challengers, the author says. China has also requested Burma to allow its warships to dock at Burmese ports, which, if approved would give China naval access to Indian Ocean’, the author says.The author notes that all the rich countries in the world have had their time in demographic ‘sweet spot’. Europe was there in the eighteenth century. The United States in the nineteenth. Japan in the early twentieth. China in the 1980s. Now, it is India’s turn, he says.The book says that with their economies trailing off, the United States, Europe and Japan have only one choice if they are to increase or even maintain their standards of living-they must export to where the growth is today.“Number one on their list of markets will be India. The big prize in the next 50 years will be Indian customer, not the Indian supplier”, he says.China will also be a big market but not the first, the book says.Avery, however, cautions that India today is falling into the colonial trap. Imperial England’s economic policy was simple: Import raw material from the colonies and export manufactured goods from England.The difference today is India’s ‘raw material’ is services, not goods. The export of these services-outsourcing- represents the single greatest limitation on India’s growth.Two centuries ago, the United Kingdom used Indian cotton as raw material to run its textile mills and strengthen its industrial base. Today, the US uses Indian IT services to run its software products and strengthen technology base, he says.The effect, the author says, is the same: a colonial style enrichment of other nations, at India’s expense.Avery says that there was every indication that bilateral relations would continue to strengthen rapidly with Barack Obama replacing George W Bush. After all, Manmohan Singh and Bush had been, for all their success, an unlikely pair: the soft spoken economic professor and the brash cowboy.“It was tempting to wonder as Obama began his presidency, the author says: “If the cowboy and the professor could produce the nuclear deal, what even greater things can the two professors achieve?”“The professors have been in charge and it shows. The first three years of the Obama-Singh era have resembled a long-term academic seminar on growing strength of the Indo-American relationship. Somewhere along the way, however, the world stopped listening. For all the words that Singh and Obama put forth about each other and the bilateral relationship, it turns out that they were missing one important thing: action,” the book says.The strength of the Indo-American relationship depends not on which party is the White House, but instead on the quality of leadership in both, White House and Delhi. The Indo-American relationship under Singh and Obama is drifting.Happily, it is not yet too late, but there is no time to spare!, the book says. (PTI) Seven years after its annus horribilis, India, however, was able to make its first crucial step towards true power – the move that stunned the world – and earned India virtually universal approbation. But history has proven India’s 1998 nuclear test to have been a wise choice, says Avery.The Pokhran test changed India overnight into a ‘front-line’ post in the US Foreign Service. It also made India a much more interesting assignment for an American diplomat, the author says. He says by any measure the 1998 American sanctions on India were a failure.Withdrawn in stages and completely by 2001, the sanctions achieved little other than to make the US feel that it was taking action against India’s nuclear test. By the time the decade ended the US had become resigned to a nuclear India. Avery was on posting in India and served in the US department of state during the administrations of president Bill Clinton and George W Bush. The world is no longer responding to India with indifference. India has the world’s attention and respect. Now India must reach out and claim global power status. Doing so will require a transformation of India’s economy far greater than that which followed the reforms of 1991, and, a foreign policy far more assertive than that of the past decade, Avery says. India’s window of opportunity to influence Sri Lanka will never be as wide open as it was in 1991 after Rajiv’s killing, the author says adding that India’s craven inaction in Sri Lanka after the assassination cost it valuable years in its quest to become a global power.The events of 1991 that included the shame of having required to sell its gold and killing by a terrorist organisation of its former prime minister were a low point in the history of modern India. read more

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Annan appeals for fresh thinking renewed financing to solve worlds water crisis

“What is needed, along with fresh water, is fresh thinking. We need to learn how to value water,” Mr. Annan said in a message marking World Environment Day, which this year highlights the centrality of water to human survival and sustainable development under the theme “Water: Two Billion People Are Dying for It!” He stressed that water-related diseases are responsible for 80 per cent of illnesses and deaths in the developing world – “a situation made all the more tragic by our long-standing knowledge that these diseases are easily preventable.”Gains achieved through increased provision of water services in the developing world during the past 20 years have largely been cancelled out by population growth and many parts of the world now face the spectre of water scarcity because of climate change, pollution and over-consumption, Mr. Annan noted.“Our challenge,” he declared, “is to provide water services to all, especially the poor; to maximize water productivity, especially in agriculture, which accounts for the lion’s share of global water use yet is often inefficient in many of its routine water-using practices; and to ensure that rivers and groundwater aquifers that are shared between two or more countries are equitably and harmoniously managed.”Fresh thinking might mean making users pay a realistic price for water, though it must never mean depriving already marginalized people, he said, adding: “It is one of the crueller ironies of today’s world water situation that those with the lowest income generally pay the most for their water.”It also means finding practical solutions to ensure the reliable and equitable supply of water through, for instance, the simple and cheap process of rainwater harvesting, which could help up to 2 billion people in Asia alone. End-of-pipe water purification and public health education about basic hygiene practices would also go a long way towards alleviating the global disease burden caused by dirty water, he said.But, he cautioned, “Providing adequate sanitation and sustainable freshwater supplies will also require significant new investment in infrastructure and technology. To meet the agreed targets, it is estimated that annual spending on safe drinking water and sanitation will have to more than double.” read more

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Iraq Annan hopes to make decision on elections later this week

Asked if he anticipated making a decision ahead of his scheduled trip Friday to Japan, Mr. Annan said, “I hope I will be able to do that before… I travel.”The Secretary-General was also asked by reporters at UN Headquarters in New York about news reports on the team’s activities. “I think I should wait to get the full report of the team before I comment in detail,” he replied, adding, “I am looking forward to receiving the team and getting their report before I draw any conclusions.”The leader of the fact-finding team, Lakhdar Brahimi, is expected back in New York on Wednesday from Abu Dhabi, where he is scheduled to meet the Emir. Over the weekend, he was in Kuwait to attend a meeting of foreign ministers from Iraq, its neighbours and Egypt.The fact-finding team, meanwhile, is expected back in New York this afternoon, according to a UN spokesman, who added that the Secretary-General and Mr. Brahimi have already spoken by telephone.”But we really don’t know yet how things are going to play out at the end of this week before the Secretary-General leaves for Japan on Friday. It’s pretty tight,” spokesman Fred Eckhard said at a press briefing.He added that the two halves of the team’s report – the technical and the political – must be combined before the Secretary-General can consider the findings, decide what to recommend to the Iraqis and to the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), “and decide how and when to do that.” read more

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Wynne promises 1 billion for Hamilton LRT line additional GO train station

HAMILTON – The city of Hamilton will get up to $1 billion from the Ontario government for a Light Rail Transit line from McMaster University to Queenston Circle in the city’s east end.Premier Kathleen Wynne says construction on the new LRT will begin in 2019, and it will connect directly to the new West Harbour GO train station that will open this summer.Wynne says the province will continue talks with the city about extending the LRT line another three kilometres east to Eastgate Square on Centennial Parkway in Stoney Creek.The province will also extend the GO Lakeshore West train service to a new stop at Centennial Parkway, which is expected to be completed by 2019.The provincial government will provide 100 per cent of the capital costs of building the new LRT, which Wynne says will reduce travel times and connect people to other transit systems.The funding is part of the Liberal government’s planned $30 billion, 10-year plan to invest in public transit and other infrastructure projects, with just over half the money dedicated to the Toronto-to-Hamilton corridor.Follow @CPnewsboy on Twitter. by The Canadian Press Posted May 26, 2015 6:36 am MDT Last Updated May 26, 2015 at 9:30 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Wynne promises $1 billion for Hamilton LRT line, additional GO train station read more

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Maldives UN hails peaceful elections as opposition wins out

“We congratulate the Maldivian people for turning out in large numbers to exercise their right to vote,” UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said, briefing reporters in New York, noting “the peaceful and orderly conduct” of the elections.“We commend the authorities and political leaders for a smooth polling day and for the commitment to a democratic Maldives.”Mr. Yameen conceded defeat after the Election Commission said Mr. Solih had won by a margin of 16.7 per cent.Earlier this year, UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged the Government to uphold the rule of law and ensure the safety of the people after Mr. Yameen declared a state of emergency and sent his soldiers into the Supreme Court, when it ordered the release of convicted opposition leaders.

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Automotive industry members urged to help influence ISO standards

This is a unique opportunity for the automotive industry to make sure its opinion is considered by ISO. The International Automotive Task Force (IATF) is therefore urging as many people as possible from within the automotive sector to complete the survey. ISO has launched a survey for users and potential users of the ISO 9000 family of documents with a specific focus on ‘ISO 9001:2008 Quality management Systems – Requirements’, seeking feedback from as wide a range as possible of both current users and potential users of the sector specific standards that are based on ISO 9001, to understand their future needs. Whilst many stakeholders would like to see major changes to the standard, there is a real concern about the adverse impact, including significant costs, to those sectors that have their own standards based on ISO 9001, including the automotive specific standard – ISO/TS 16949. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is urging industry members to take part in an important survey, launched by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), to help influence the future of the ISO 9001 standard.ISO 9001 specifies requirements for a quality management system where an organisation needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. It also aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system. Please complete the survey via the link below and encourage your colleagues and partners in the automotive sector to do the same. The survey can be completed online here: http://www.iso.org/tc176/sc2/ISO9000UserSurvey  It will be available in 11 languages.You can submit your responses until early January 2011 (but please submit your views as soon as you can).For more information about the ISO survey, or the automotive standard ISO/TS 16949 in particular, please contact Steve Elvin: selvin@smmt.co.uk.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Brandon Jacobs Not Happy With Meager Role In San

Brandon Jacobs, a major cog at running back the Super Bowl champion New York Giants last year,  has not had a single carry for his new team, San Francisco 49ers. And he is not happy about it.“How many times have you seen me [on the field] this year?” Jacobs asked rhetorically in USA Today.Jacobs was asked how he felt about the rematch of the NFC Championship game this week between his old team and current team.“It would be different if things were different, put it that way,” Jacobs said. “I don’t have any thoughts on it.”Jacobs, 30, signed with 49ers after being released by the Giants in the spring over a contract dispute.  There was a gap of roughly $500,000 and the Giants attempted to slash his $4.4 million base salary by more than half.Jacobs signed with the 49ers during the summer under the assumption that he would have an active role in the offense, but it has been the complete opposite. And it might not change. Consider that last week, the 49ers set a franchise record with 621 yards of offense with Jacobs watching from the bench. Frustrating for Jacobs?“Oh, very. Because I don’t know anything. I don’t know what’s what,” he said. “But I’m hanging in there, I’m working every day, doing what I have to do. Let’s say I’m just working and doing what I have to do and that’s that.Jacobs claimed he was ready to play last week against the Buffalo Bills, even though the team decided to hold him out.  Jacobs said he is healthy.“I feel great.  I feel phenomenal. My legs are as fresh as yours,” he told reporters. “I’ve learned over the years when you open your mouth and say certain things, it hurts you, so I’m just going to shut up and keep working.”And what if he does not play against his old team?“”It would disappoint me a lot,” he said.  “But like I said, it’s not my call.”During his seven year career with the Giants, Jacobs rushed for 4,849 yards and 56 touchdowns. Jacobs could be released soon and free to sign with another team. read more

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Widow 91 faces eviction over legal fight with son over his fathers

first_imgI recall very specifically that the final deal that I would buy the barn was agreed whilst I was working on the roofSidney Davies Appeal Court judges have confirmed orders for her eviction and sale of the farm so that her son can get what he is owed.During a previous hearing in the five-year dispute, Judge Daniel Pearce-Higgins QC lamented the family breakdown that had led to the costly battle.”This is unhappy and to my mind unnecessary litigation,” he said, “the product of family disharmony that appears to go from one generation to another.”Three generations had lined up against each other in court, with Sidney on one side and his mother, brother John, 68, and his own son Greg, 31, on the other.”The evidence suggests Mrs Davies fell out with her brother. She has fallen out with her son, Sidney, who has fallen out with his two brothers and his sister,” he said. “Sidney’s grown-up son, Gregory, has aligned himself with his uncle and sat by his side in court.”Judges were told that Mrs Davies moved from Yorkshire to the farm, on the edge of the Malvern hills, with her husband, Thomas, in 1959.Sidney, the family’s second son, said he was promised by his father in the early 1970s that he could have the barn and 1.3 acres of surrounding land for £6,000.His father was happy with the arrangement and happy that the land would stay in the family as he was “not tolerant of other people and outsiders”.”I recall very specifically that the final deal that I would buy the barn was agreed whilst I was working on the roof.” Sidney said in his evidence. “We were talking as I was working, as he was fetching tiles for me.”The price was never paid, but instead Sidney invested the same amount of money in the family business. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The case was heard at the Court of Appeal Sidney Davies and wife Jennifer after the hearing in his court case  A 91-year-old widow faces eviction from her £2m farmhouse after a falling out with her pensioner son over a derelict barn and one acre of land.Sidney Davies, 70, claimed he was promised the barn and land, part of his parents’ Worcestershire farm, by his father more than 40 years ago.He gave up his own home to move into a caravan there and convert the property, but that was never finished it is now “derelict”.But after his father’s death, his mother, Margaret, failed to honour the promise that the acre of the farm, in Suckley, would be his.Now, after a series of defeats before judges, Mrs Davies, who has lived on the farm since 1959, faces being thrown out of her home.center_img Work began on creating the idyllic barn conversion where Judge Pearce-Higgins said Sidney dreamed he could live “the good life”.He moved onto the land – but the work was never completed and the deeds were never handed over to him.Sidney’s father died in 1996, when ownership of the farm, including the disputed barn and land, passed into the name of his mother alone.He believed she would honour the promise, but gradually realised that it would never happen, which he found difficult to accept.By then, he had lived on the land for over 20 years and spent thousands of pounds doing up the barn.In 2011, he launched court action against his mum and, in 2013, Judge Pearce-Higgins found that there had been an agreement that the land would be his.Sidney had relied upon his father’s promise when, in 1975, he sold his home in Rugby to move initially into a caravan beside the barn.Mrs Davies had acknowledged the existence of the agreement in 1996, but was reluctant to see the land leave the farm, he said.However, the judge decided that handing the barn and land to Sidney now would likely lead only to further trouble with his mum and brother John living as neighbours.He decided instead to put a price on the Sidney’s rights and ordered Mrs Davies to pay him £68,000, together with more than £50,000 in legal bills.To provide security for the debt, Judge Pearce-Higgins put a charge – effectively a mortgage – over the whole of Mosewick Farm.Sidney moved off the land, but his mum failed to pay, leading to orders that she get out so that it can be sold to pay him what he is owed. The case was heard at the Court of AppealCredit:NIKLAS HALLE’N/AFP Sidney Davies and wife Jennifer after the hearing in his court case Credit:Paul Keogh Appealing, Mrs Davies argued that it was wrong to secure the debt – now standing at more than£150,000 due to interest – against the whole farm, when the dispute was about only a derelict barn and 1.3 acres of land.But Lord Justice Briggs, who heard the appeal with Lord Justice Longmore, said Sidney, who now lives with his second wife in Birmingham, was entitled to enforce his security against the whole farm.”Mr Davies has now, for a considerable period of more than two years, been trying to realise his interest and payment of his costs on the genuine assumption that his charge was over the farm, rather than the barn land,” he told the Court of Appeal.”He vacated the barn land as ordered by the judge on that basis. Throughout that time, Mrs Davies has done nothing to raise the funds to make that payment. She has taken a variety of steps to resist enforcement.”During another hearing in the case last year, Lord Justice Vos said the best possible outcome for Mrs Davies would be for her to keep her farm.He urged the parties to find a way of settling the dispute without further “hostile family litigation”.But 13 months later, the case was back in court, as Mrs Davies pursued her appeal.Rejecting it, Lord Justice Briggs said it would be a “very sorry outcome” if Mrs Davies were now to lose her home at the ripe age of 91.She was given until November 24 to pay what she owed, or an eviction notice and order for sale of the farm would take effect.last_img read more

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International Mining June focuses on Kounrad success story in Kazakhstan

first_imgCentral Asia Metals, a copper producing company focused on base metals in Central Asia, has announced a production update for its Kounrad SX-EW plant in Kazakhstan. This facility is the Operations Focus for International Mining’s June issue of the magazine, currently at the printers. Highlights include 10,000 t of copper produced in just over 12 months since operations started and record monthly production achieved in April 2013 of 1,114 t of copper. Q1 2013 production of 1,675 t exceeded planned levels by 26%.Kounrad’s total production output since the start of operations at the end of April 2012 has now exceeded 10,000 tonnes. This was achieved over a period that included the commissioning, ramp-up and the first winter of operations during which severe weather conditions were experienced. Kounrad’s operational capability during all weather conditions, especially the winter months, is well demonstrated. How this was achieved is explained in the article.Nick Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “We are pleased to have reached a total production of 10,000 t of copper at Kounrad, following a new record for monthly output in April.  Kounrad is operating beyond our expectations and production achieved for 2012 and Q1 2013 is testament to this fact. We have been able to maintain steady-state production in challenging weather conditions and look forward to achieving our target of 10,000 t for 2013.”last_img read more

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Woman 23 arrested in connection with fatal shooting of fitness instructor released

first_imgWoman (23) arrested in connection with fatal shooting of fitness instructor released without charge Father-of-two John Gibson was shot a number of times in a car park in Tallaght in September 2017. 38,315 Views https://jrnl.ie/4562751 Short URL Image: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie 19 Comments Updated Mar 27th 2019, 10:00 PM A 23-YEAR-OLD woman arrested by gardaí investigating the fatal shooting of a father-of-two in Dublin in 2017, has been released without charge. Fitness instructor John Gibson was shot a number of times in a car park at Fortunestown Lane near Citywest Village Shopping Centre on 18 September 2017. Investigating gardaí believed that the deceased was killed as part of a local feud.A 22-year-old man was arrested in connection with the shooting on Monday morning. He was released without charge last night and a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.The woman arrested last night was being held at Tallaght Garda Station under the provisions of Section 30 – Offences Against the State Act 1939.A garda spokesperson said a file will now be prepared for the DPP. With reporting from Stephen McDermott and Adam Daly  Share32 Tweet Email2 center_img Mar 27th 2019, 7:58 AM Wednesday 27 Mar 2019, 10:00 PM By Sean Murray Gardaí at the scene of the shooting in September 2017. Gardaí at the scene of the shooting in September 2017. Image: Eamonn Farrell/Rollingnews.ie Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

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US employers add 192000 jobs rate stays at 67

first_imgWASHINGTON — The U.S. economy delivered a solid month of job growth in March and signaled that stronger gains could lie ahead: More Americans without jobs are starting to look for one, and paychecks are growing. Yet Friday’s government report also showed how far the job market has to go: More than six years after the Great Recession began, private employment has only now regained its pre-recession level. Once you factor in population growth, hiring remains millions short of where it needs to be to reduce unemployment from a still-high 6.7 percent.“We’re seeing sustained improvement,” said Scott Anderson, chief economist at Bank of the West. “But we’re not really that much stronger than we were last year. And we need more improvement for a stronger economy to come into fruition.”U.S. employers added 192,000 jobs last month, just below February’s 197,000, which was revised higher. March’s figure nearly matched last year’s average monthly gain, suggesting that the economy has fully recovered from severe winter weather that slowed hiring in December and January.Most economists expect job gains to pick up a bit in coming months, to a pace of 225,000 or more. One reason: Americans have reduced their debts and benefited from rising home prices and higher stock markets. Better household finances should translate into more spending.last_img read more

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Walker names members of Alaska climate leadership team

first_imgAlaska Gov. Bill Walker shows off the freshly signed Administrative Order 289 in the state Capitol on Oct. 31, 2017. That order established the Alaska Climate Change Strategy and Climate Action for Alaska Leadership Team. (Photo by Skip Gray/360 North)Governor Bill Walker today announced the 20 members of the state’s new climate change task force.Listen nowThe team’s job is to come up with recommendations for how Alaska should deal with climate change. It was created by Walker in an administrative order issued this fall. The task force is led by Lt. Governor Byron Mallott.In a statement, Gov. Walker said announcing the team “is another critical step in advancing meaningful climate policy.”Alaskans representing a wide range of interests made the list. They include Fran Ulmer, chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission, BP Alaska president Janet Weiss and North Slope Borough Assembly chair John Hopson, Jr. The team also includes experts on renewable energy and climate science.Another notable member is 17-year-old Sam Schimmel from Kenai Peninsula and St. Lawrence Island. Schimmel is Siberian Yupik and Kenaitze Indian.“The issue of climate change is very important for Native youth because it affects our traditions — our hunting traditions, our fishing traditions, our berry picking traditions,” Schimmel said.Schimmel wants the team to tackle solutions to problems Alaska Native communities are already dealing with because of climate change so young people can keep taking part in important traditions.“We must combat climate change and we must try and slow it down, but we must also address the slow-moving emergency that our communities face,” Schimmel said. “We need a definite end result, and that result would be giving aid to communities that allow communities to continue their traditions.”Six of the team’s members were part of former Governor Sarah Palin’s Sub-Cabinet on Climate Change, including Chris Rose, executive director of the Renewable Energy Alaska Project. Rose hopes the group has more impact this time around.“About ten years have passed and we’ve seen climate change accelerate. We’ve also seen the price of renewables come down tremendously in that decade, so I’m hoping that this time around, there’s a lot more action rather than recommendations,” Rose said.Rose hopes a big priority for the team will be working on improving financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Alaska.The group will meet for the first time on Dec. 18. The governor’s office wants an early draft of their recommendations by next September.last_img read more

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E coli outbreak comes to Alaska first confirmed cases are Nome inmates

first_imgAll eight inmates contracted a specific strain of the bacteria through eating romaine lettuce served at AMCC. (Public domain photo, via Pixabay)Alaska has reported its first cases of a strain of E. coli bacteria related to a national outbreak going on this month. Statewide, all eight confirmed cases are inmates currently residing in Nome’s Anvil Mountain Correctional Center (AMCC).Listen nowAccording to a press release from the State, the investigation of the outbreak is ongoing. But as of yesterday, no additional E. coli cases have been reported by AMCC or elsewhere in Alaska.Louisa Castrodale is one of the epidemiologists with the infectious disease program at the state section of epidemiology under the Department of Health and Social Services. She confirms that all eight inmates contracted a specific strain of the bacteria through eating romaine lettuce served at AMCC.“What we’re talking about here is a type of E. coli, a shiga-toxin-producing E. coli, and so it can be pretty damaging to people,” Castrodale said. “It can cause some severe illness, vomiting, diarrhea, and bloody diarrhea. So generally, when we think about E. coli O157 infections, it’s a gastrointestinal infection.”State and national entities are investigating more than 50 E. coli cases across 16 states. Castrodale says by collaborating with those entities, they have determined that the infectious lettuce came from Yuma, Arizona, but don’t know which specific farm.“We also work very closely — because there is a food product suspected here to be the cause — with our partners in Food Safety,” Castrodale said. “So the Department of Environmental Conservation, they’re working with FDA and the CDC to help figure out: where did this lettuce come from? What farm, can they trace it back? How far can they trace it back? And to sort of look at all the distribution loops to see why certain states are seeing it and certain venues.”Anvil Mountain Correctional Center. (Photo by Margaret DeMaioribus/ KNOM)In order to control the outbreak within AMCC, a spokesperson with the Department of Corrections (DOC) says their staff and medical support implemented rigorous hygiene requirements earlier this month, like more frequent hand-scrubbing.“Outbreaks like this in a prison setting can be a little stressful, because everybody lives so close together; everybody interacts so closely all the time,” Castrodale said. “So we really do have really good medical staff, and really good staff at Anvil, because they had to go into overdrive to make sure that this incident was contained. That meant just a really good scrubbing of everything in the facility.”Megan Edge is the public information officer with DOC. She says lettuce was taken off the menu temporarily, but AMCC will start serving the leafy green vegetable from another grower, to avoid further infections.“And we aren’t just going to use the product that we have from Arizona; we’re going to follow the CDC’s recommendations ourselves and just not risk it,” Edge said. “We are still looking at the logistics of where we will continue to get products from, but there are other options outside of Arizona. And we do have a correctional farm out in Mat-Su that we’re getting ready to head into growing season, and that’s always a huge relief for us, because we can take a lot of products that we are growing ourselves and use them at our facilities.”According to Edge, none of the eight patients with confirmed E. coli cases were hospitalized, and all of them are back within the general population of 117 residing at AMCC.The Department of Health and Social Services will provide more updates on the investigation when it is available. For now, the Center for Disease Control recommends Alaskans avoid eating any romaine lettuce unless you can verify it is not from Yuma, Arizona.last_img read more

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SIIMA Awards Dhanush Trisha Mohanlal honoured in Doha check out complete winners

first_imgThe curtains for the 8th edition of SIIMA Awards have been dropped on Friday.SIIMA AwardsThe celebrities from the Tamil and Malayalam film industries were honoured on the second and concluding day of SIIMA Awards 2019 at Lusail Indoor Arena in Doha on Friday, 16th August. The event saw the presence of big names from both Kollywood and Mollywood.Mohanlal, Dhanush, Trisha Krishnan, Jayam Ravi, Keerthy Suresh, Tovino Thomas, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Prithviraj Sukumaran, and Radikaa Sarathkumar were some of the dignitaries who made the presence felt at the 8th edition of SIIMA Awards.Raai Laxmi, Oviya, Nikhila Vimal, Saniya Iyappan, Andrea Jeremiah and many others entertained the audience with their live performances. Check out the winners’ list below:Tamil Movies:Best Actress (Critics) in Tamil: Aishwarya Rajesh for Kanaa Best Actress in Tamil: Trisha for 96  Best Actor in Tamil: Dhanush for Vada Chennai  Best Music: Anirudh for Kolamavu Kokila  Special Jury for Child Artist: Aarav Ravi (Jayam Ravi’s son) for Tik Tik Tik  Best Film: Pariyerum Perumal  Best Director: Pandiraj for Kadaikutty Singam  Best Actor in Negative Role: Varalaxmi Sarathkumar for Sarkar  Best Comedian: Yogi Babu for Kolamavu Kokila  Best Actor in Supporting Role: Prakash Raj for 60 Vayadu Maaniram  Best Actress in Supporting Role: Easwari Rao for Kaala  Best Debutant Director: Nelson for Kolamaavu Kokila  Best Debut Actor: Dinesh for Oru Kuppai Kathai  Best Debut Actress: Raiza Wilson for Pyaar Prema Kaadhal  Best Playback Singer (Female): Dhee for Rowdy Baby from Maari 2  Best Playback Singer (Male): Anthony Daasan for Sodakku Mela from Thaanaa Serndha Koottam  Best Lyrics Writer: Vignesh Shivan for Naana Thaanaa from Thaanaa Serndha Koottam  Best Cinematographer: RD Rajasekar from Imaikaa Nodigal Special Jury for Outstanding Performance: KathirMalayalam Movies:Best Film: Sudani from Nigeria  Best Actor (Critics): Prithviraj Sukumaran for Koode Best Actress: Aishwarya Lekshmi for Varathan  Best Actor: Tovino Thomas for Theevandi  Lifetime Achievement Award: Menaka Suresh and Suresh Kumar Best Actress (Critics): Trisha for Hey Jude  Best Director: Sathyan Anthikad for Njan Prakashan  Best Music: Sushin Shyam for Varathan  Best Playback Singer: Male: Vijay Yesudas for Poomuthole…- Joseph  Best Actor in Negative Role: Sharafudheen for Varathan  Best Actor in Supporting Role: Roshan Mathew for Koode  Best Actress in Supporting Role: Lena for Aadhi  Best Debutant Actor: Pranav Mohanlal for Aadhi  Best Debutant Actress: Saniya Iyappan for Queen  Most Popular Star in the Middle East: Mohanlal  Best Debutant Director: Zakariya Mohammed for Sudani From Nigeria  Best Playback Singer (Female): Sithara Krishna Kumar for Marivil from Eeda  Best Lyrics Writer: Vinayak Sasikumar for Nilapakshi from Maradona  Best Cinematographer: Girish Gangadharan for Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil 1/9 Raai Laxmi [erforms at SIIMA Awards 2019SIIMA AwardsAndrea Jeremiah performs at SIIMA Awards 2019.PR HandoutAishwarya Rajesh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Trisha posing for a selfie at SIIMA Awards 2019.PR HandoutPrithviraj Sukumaran sharing a light moment with Mohanlal at SIIMA Awards 2019.PR HandoutMenaka Suresh and Suresh Kumar receive Lifetime Achievement Award from Mohanlal. Keerthy Suresh is also seen in the picture.SIIMA AwardsDhanush with Keerthy Suresh at SIIMA Awards 2019.PR HandoutTovino Thomas with Dhanush and Anirudh at SIIMA Awards.SIIMA AwardsTrisha Krishnan receives Best Actress Award from Radikaa Sarathkumar at SIIMA Awards 2019.SIIMA AwardsVaralaxmi Sarathkumar wins Best Actor in Negative Role Award for her performance in Sarkar at SIIMA Awards 2019.SIIMA AwardsPreviousNextOn the first day of the event, the artise and technicians from Kannada and Telugu film industries were honoured. Check of the winners’ list of Tollywood and Sandalwood.last_img read more

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3 Bangladeshis escape from Kolkata prison

first_imgAlipore Central Correctional Home. Photo: CollectedThree Bangladeshi prisoners have fled from the Alipore Central Correctional Home in South Kolkata of West Bengal, India.The prisoners are Faruk, Emon Chowdhury and Ferdous.The jail authorities said they came to know the matter of the escape during a customary head counting of prisoners on Sunday morning.An investigation found that the prisoners escaped the prison in the small hours of Sunday.Kolkata police said the prisoners climbed the 15-feet prison walls by water pipes inside the jail after cutting down their lockup.Meanwhile, the authorities have suspended three officials over the matter.last_img

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Fallen Soldiers Mother Says Trump Disrespected Her Son And Family

first_imgPool/Getty ImagesPresident Trump participates in a series of radio interviews in the Indian Treaty Room of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Tuesday. Among the topics he discussed was his and past presidents’ policies on reaching out to families of service members who have dieUpdated on Oct. 18 a 1:15 p.m. ETThe pushback — and the outrage — began immediately.Trump was asked on Monday why he had not yet commented on the deaths of four U.S. soldiers who were ambushed during a mission in Niger on Oct. 4. In his answer, Trump turned attention to the policies of past presidents and their contact with families of service members who have died.On Tuesday, he followed his initial comments with more assertions, offering a specific example. That prompted further rebuttal from staff of previous administrations.Meanwhile, a congresswoman said Trump told the widow of one of the soldiers killed in Niger that he “must have known what he signed up for.”Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., tells NBC6 that she overheard the call to Myeshia Johnson on Tuesday on a car speakerphone, as the two women were heading to Miami International Airport to meet the body of Johnson’s husband, Sgt. La David Johnson.In a tweet Wednesday morning, Trump denied he said that, calling Wilson’s account “fabricated,” and adding, “I have proof.” He did not say what proof he has.But by mid-day Wednesday, the soldier’s mother, Cowanda Jones-Johnson, on backed up Wilson’s account. She said she was also in the car listening to the call and told The Washington Post, “President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband,” Jones-Johnson said.At a Rose Garden news conference on Monday, a reporter had asked Trump: “Why haven’t we heard anything from you so far about the soldiers that were killed in Niger? And what do you have to say about that?”The president responded, “I’ve written them personal letters.”But as he continued, his response got less clear.“They’ve been sent, or they’re going out tonight, but they were written during the weekend,” Trump said.Then came a promise of more.“I will, at some point during the period of time, call the parents and the families — because I have done that, traditionally,” he added. He spoke of how making such phone calls are a “difficult thing.”Then came the moment that is vintage Trump. He turned it into an attack on his predecessors in office.“If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls,” he said. “A lot of them didn’t make calls.”The facts simply don’t support such a statement.Trump’s words prompted measured responses from the offices of the past two presidents.A former Obama White House official told NPR on Monday, “President Trump’s claim is wrong. President Obama engaged families of the fallen and wounded warriors throughout his presidency through calls, letters, visits to Section 60 at Arlington, visits to Walter Reed, visits to Dover, and regular meetings with Gold Star families at the White House and across the country.”On Tuesday, George W. Bush’s spokesman wrote in an email, “I don’t have a statement from President Bush; I can only confirm that of course he wrote, called, and visited privately with hundreds if not thousands of families of the fallen.”Twitter was also full of reaction from former Bush and Obama White House staffers, including photographs and emotional stories of meetings with soldiers’ families at Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, D.C., and of the former commanders in chief being present for the arrival of the remains of soldiers at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.Many also used social media to share former George W. Bush press secretary Dana Perino’s past recollections of visiting troops and their families in the hospital — some were gravely wounded; some wouldn’t survive their injuries. In April 2015, Perino shared that scene with NPR’s Morning Edition:“Most every family was just delighted that the president was there and so honored that the commander in chief would stop by. I wasn’t sure what it would be like, and on my first trip there, I witnessed that for about the first 25 people he visited. And then we went in to this room, and the mom and dad were there and the mother was distraught.“Her son was on life support, and from what I gathered and could tell, that his prognosis — that it was unlikely he would survive. And the mother was very distraught and she’s crying and the husband was trying to calm her, and the president was there and he also tried to calm her. And then she yelled: ‘Why are your children OK, but my son is here?’ And the president stopped trying to comfort her because she was inconsolable.“But he didn’t leave. He stood there, almost as if he needed to absorb it and to understand it. Commanders in chief make really tough decisions, and we went on to the next rooms, and I remember those being experiences where the families were very happy to see him. But when we got on Marine One to fly back to the White House, the president was looking out the window, and then he looked at me and he said, ‘That mama sure was mad at me.’ And then he looked out the window and he said, ‘And I don’t blame her a bit.’ And a tear rolled down his cheek, but he didn’t wipe it away, and then we flew back to the White House.”On Tuesday, the White House remained on the attack on this issue, defending Trump’s initial comments, but also including a specific example.Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, now Trump’s chief of staff, lost his son in Afghanistan in November 2010. Second Lt. Robert Michael Kelly was killed when he stepped on a land mine while on patrol with his platoon of Marines. He was posthumously promoted to first lieutenant.In an interview with Fox News Radio on Tuesday morning, Trump implied that former President Barack Obama never called Kelly after his son’s death.“I said it very loud and clear yesterday. The hardest thing for me to do is [make those calls],” Trump said. “Now, as far as other representatives, I don’t know. I mean, you could ask Gen. Kelly did he get a call from Obama.”He added, “I’m not speaking for other people. I don’t know what Bush did; I don’t know what Obama did. You could find out easily what President Obama did. All you have to do is ask the military people, but I believe his policy was somewhat different than my policy. I can tell you my policy is I’ve called every one of them.”After the interview, a current White House official told NPR that Obama did not call Kelly after his son was killed in action.In May 2011, the Obama White House did host a breakfast for Gold Star families, families who lost a loved one serving in the military. A source familiar with that breakfast confirms not only that Kelly attended but that he and his wife were listed as being seated at a table with the first lady at that event.Tuesday evening, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Trump had spoken to the four families of the soldiers killed in Niger.“He offered condolences on behalf of a grateful nation and assured them their family’s extraordinary sacrifice to the country will never be forgotten,” the statement said.Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

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Netflix Turns in Record Q4 Subscriber Gain Price Increase Weighs on US

first_imgNetflix did not provide guidance on content spending for 2019. VP of investor relations Spencer Wang noted on the company’s video interview that Netflix recorded $7.5 billion in content amortization in 2018 and that’s expected to grow this year. Netflix reported negative cash flow of -$3 billion for 2018 and expects a similar level in 2019.Chief content officer Ted Sarandos, also on the investor interview, claimed that the “vast majority” of content viewing on Netflix comes from originals, but he didn’t provide specific data. He also said Netflix will enter into more coproductions around the world this year: In 2018, it had 140 “original” shows that premiered on a TV network somewhere in the world before streaming worldwide on Netflix; Sarandos said there are set to be 180 this year.Starting with the Q4 2018 results, Netflix is providing guidance only for paid streaming memberships (excluding free-trial accounts), which the company says will give investors a more accurate forecast compared with projections for total streaming users. Netflix made the reporting change after it significantly over-forecast global net additions for the second quarter of 2018, sending the stock tumbling. CEO Reed Hastings told investors the miss was due to “lumpiness in the business.”Among the slew of originals Netflix has recently released and ordered, the streamer announced the second-season renewal of comedy series “The Kominsky Method” starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, which picked up two Golden Globe Awards wins.Meanwhile, Netflix has a new CFO: Earlier this month it named Spencer “Spence” Neumann, poached from Activision Blizzard, as its new chief financial officer, who replaces outgoing finance chief David Wells.Netflix reported operating margin of 10.2% for full-year 2018 (versus 7% in 2017). It’s aiming for 13% in 2018 — unchanged from previous guidance, which surprised some analysts given the revenue upside predicted from the U.S. fee increase. Netflix clarified that its prior margin guidance for ’19 factored in planned subscription-fee hikes. “We are in no rush to push margins up too quickly, as we want to ensure we are investing aggressively enough to continue to lead internet TV around the world,” the company explains on its investor-relations site. Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15center_img The company beat Wall Street estimates on earnings per share but fell a bit short on the top line. Netflix reported $4.187 billion in revenue for Q4 and earnings per share of 30 cents. Wall Street analyst consensus estimates had pegged sales of $4.21 billion and EPS of 24 cents for the period.Netflix’s stock fell as much as 4.3% in after-hours trading on the earnings report, as investors may have been hoping for a bigger boom in U.S. subscriber and revenue growth. The company forecast Q1 financial results below Wall Street expectations, guiding for $4.49 billion in revenue (vs. $4.61 billion consensus estimate) and net income of $253 million (vs. $371 million analyst estimate).The company’s earnings report comes three days after Netflix raised prices of streaming plans in the U.S. and some Latin American markets — prompting the stock to jump 6.5% Tuesday, as investors enthused over the signal of Netflix’s confidence in its subscriber momentum and massive content spending.In the U.S., the Standard plan (two HD streams) is increasing from $10.99 to $12.99 per month; the Premium plan (up to four Ultra HD streams) is increasing from $13.99 to $15.99 per month; and the Basic plan (with a single non-HD stream) is increasing for the first time, from $7.99 to $8.99 per month. Netflix said the price increases for the U.S. would roll out for existing customers over Q1 and Q2.Netflix also divulged viewership data and estimates for several original series and movies in announcing Q4 results, trying to demonstrate that it’s succeeding with its cash-intensive programming strategy.According to the company’s internal metrics — which aren’t independently verifiable — “Bird Box” is on track to be viewed by 80 million subscribers in the first four weeks after its Dec. 21 release (among those who watched to at least 70% completion). It said drama “You,” picked up after its debut on Lifetime, and “Sex Education,” a dramedy out of the U.K. starring Gillian Anderson, are expected to have 40 million viewers in their first four weeks on Netflix (although its tabulations for series include anyone who watched even just one episode to 70% completion). Netflix is beating Wall Street expectations for international subscriber growth — but its recently announced price increase in the U.S. may have put a damper on its momentum in the States.For the fourth quarter of 2018, Netflix reported 1.53 million paid net adds in the U.S. and 7.31 million internationally, to end the year with 139 million streaming members worldwide. The 8.8 million overall net gain was the biggest Q4 in the company’s history. Netflix had forecast Q4 U.S. net additions of 1.5 million paid streaming subscribers and 6.1 million international paid subs, with analyst expectations roughly in line.For the current quarter, Netflix forecast 1.6 million paid net adds in the U.S. and 7.3 million internationally. That’s lower in the United States and higher abroad than expected: Analysts were previously modeling Q1 2019 U.S. net paid subscriber additions at about 2 million and 6.7 million overseas. The price hikes on all U.S. plans are expected to lead to higher cancellation rates as they ripple through mid-2019, while at the same time boosting average revenue per customer.last_img read more

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