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New Hobart COVID-19 testing clinic opens at Macquarie Point Peter Gutwein,PremierA new COVID-19 testing clinic has today opened at Macquarie Point, further boosting Tasmania’s testing capacity.The facility, located behind 16A Evans Street, will open daily from 8.30am to 3.30pm, with capacity for up to six lanes of drive-through testing and walk-in testing if demand requires it.While we are in a good place, the Victorian outbreak has shown the threat of COVID-19 is still very real, and keeping our testing rates high is so important to ensure we can quickly pick up and respond to any COVID-19 cases that enter our State.With the colder months now upon us, this additional clinic will provide even more capacity and an ability to better respond to increases in demand should lockdowns in other states occur.To get a free COVID test, people in the Hobart area can call the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 or turn up at the clinic.Going straight to the clinic may mean a wait for your test, depending on how many other people are on site for testing.We continue to thank Tasmanians for doing the right thing, and while the vaccine rollout is doing well, there remains no room for complacency.Continue to wash your hands, cover your coughs and sneezes, if you’re unwell stay at home and don’t go to work, and if you display even the mildest symptoms, please, get a test. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, covid-19, Government, health, Hobart, Outbreak, Premier, public health, TAS, Tasmania, Tassie, testing, vaccine, Victoria
RICHMOND, Va. — Jay Haas shot a 7-under 65 – missing his age by a stroke – to take a two-shot lead Saturday in the PGA Tour Champions’ playoff-opening Dominion Energy Charity Classic. Trying to become the oldest winner in tour history, the 64-year-old Haas birdied the par-5 16th and 18th holes to get to 11-under 133 on The Country Club of Virginia’s James River Course. ”I’ve been out here too long to know that I can learn to expect anything,” Haas said. ”While I’m hopeful every day and I’ve been playing OK, the last couple weeks have not been very good, but this week has been much better. I love this golf course and it looks good to my eye. Most of the holes look like I’m going to hit a good shot, so I enjoy playing here.” Mike Fetchick set the age record of 63 years to the day in the 1985 Hilton Head event. Haas is second on the list, taking the 2016 Toshiba Classic at 62 years, 10 months, 7 days for his 18th senior title. ”That’s a good way to say I’m old, ‘experience,”’ Haas said. ”I think I’m very nervous most of the time when I play and today was no exception, but I continued to hit good shots and, hopefully, I can put one foot in front of the other, one shot at a time, do what I tell my son to do every time, you know? See if I can put some of those adages to work tomorrow.” Full-field scores from the Dominion Energy Charity Classic Stephen Ames and Scott Dunlap were tied for second after the round that started in light rain. Ames had a 67, and Dunlap shot 68. Defending champion Bernhard Langer had a 66 to join Billy Mayfair (67) and Woody Austin (68) at 9 under. Langer won the SAS Championship last week in North Carolina to take the season points lead. The 61-year-old German star has two victories this year and 38 overall on the 50-and-over tour. The top 72 players qualified for the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs opener. The top 54 on Sunday will get spots next week in the Invesco QQQ Championship in Thousand Oaks, California, and the top 36 after that will advance to the season-ending Charles Schwab Cup Championship in Phoenix. Miguel Angel Jimenez, second in the standings, was tied for 23rd at 4 under after a 71.
Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. My wife Laurie gave me an iPad for Father’s Day and, so far, I haven’t touched it. By the time she gets up in the morning, she has read the Seattle Times and the Wall Street Journal, checked her e-mail and is all set to start the day working at the Freedom Foundation. In the meantime, I have cooked my daily bowl of oatmeal, cleaned up after spilling some of it and put the dirty dishes in the dishwasher. I was shaving last week when she said, “Wow, Warren, I just got an e-mail from our friend Roscoe (who lives in Big Sky) who said it snowed last night for the first time this year.”I don’t care what anyone says, August is too early to start thinking about the beginning of winter. I know there will be a few people in Montana who will gather their ski gear and climb to where some early snow is deeper than the rocks are tall. They will climb all day, make three or four turns and have bragging rights for “the earliest skiing of the season.” Wow, what an honor. On the other side of the equation, does this mean that it is the end of the trout season, boating season, golf, hunting and hiking season and all sorts of other stuff? Not for me because I don’t live in Montana during what I consider the summer. When I get there in December, I will still have 120 days to ski when the lift is running. Usually, the first ski the season is at Arapahoe Basin, where people have been known to get in line as much as a day or so before the lifts start, so they can have bragging rights of making the “first turns from a chairlift in Colorado” for the winter. Things such as this are very important on the résumé of some people. I have to admit, I get a little hitch in my giddy-up when I think about all of my first days of skiing for the winter. And there have been a lot of them. I even had one when I was in the Navy and stationed in Chicago. I got lucky because I had two weeks leave between when I got my commission in the Navy and when I had to report to duty in Florida. I had to spend a lot of time riding the train – from Chicago to Los Angeles and then back to Chicago and south to Florida – but I got up the hill. When I was in Los Angeles, I got a hold of a friend and we drove up to Mount Waterman for a day of skiing in January. There was plenty of snow on the hill, but it was frozen and hard as asphalt. The lift, of course, was not running so we climbed to the top on frozen snow. We had a leisurely lunch of peanut butter and jam sandwiches. Three each, as I recall, and then half-a-dozen fig bars which we washed down by sucking on an icicle that tasted a lot like the pine tree that it had hung from. When it came time to ski down, neither of us were good enough to handle the steep hill, the big bumps and the icy conditions. We tried to make turns, but we kept traversing and traversing and traversing until we got across the ski run and ended up on the uphill side of a tree. We leaned against the tree for security and did an uphill kick turn. Finally, after hundreds of traverses and kick turns, we got within sight of the road at the bottom. The sun had long ago gone down, so we took our skis off and walked down backwards, kicking steps in the icy moguls. When we got back to my home in Hollywood, as far as anyone learned, we’d had a fabulous day of skiing during my eight days in Southern California as a Navy officer on leave. Another memorable first day on skis was in 1946 at Alta, Utah when we started out on an epic journey in November that would last through May of the next year. Lift tickets were $2.50 a day, so we worked on Saturday and Sunday at the Snow Pine Lodge and earned $10, which paid for four days of skiing. We were living in parking lots for free and, while those were the good old days, they were sure the cold old days. And now, even though it is August and it has snowed in Montana too early, my broken back has healed and I am looking forward to yet another first day on my skis this year. I wonder when it will be? Email
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Chief executive Rolf Habben Jansen said: “After a solid start into 2015, we are satisfied with our results in the first half.”He added: “Our results prove that the merger with CSAV was the right decision and an important milestone in the development of Hapag-Lloyd.”In a teleconference presentation of the H1 result, Mr Habben Jansen said he was “very pleased with the speed of the integration” of CSAV, and accredited much of that to Hapag-Lloyd’s experience gained in the takeover of CP Ships in 2005.Rolf Habben JansenAnalysts had expressed concern that the merging of the loss-making CSAV container business into an under-performing Hapag-Lloyd, forming the world’s fourth-biggest container line, would result in a lengthy period of negative results while integration took place.However, by taking immediate steps to reduce its combined workforce of approximately 13,000 to the current 10,000, the carrier has cut overheads quickly, albeit that the restructuring ‘staff selection’ process was reported to have been a painful one.Year-on-year statistical comparisons are difficult, but Hapag-Lloyd carried 3.7m teu in the first six months of 2015 – 29% more than in the same period last year – but Mr Habben Jansen said volumes would be below last year’s combined liftings because of its new strategy of “cargo selection”. He said Hapag-Lloyd also wanted to “improve” its spot/contract business balance, which included “being more responsible on the spot market”.Indeed, Hapag-Lloyd seems to have been aggressive on the Asia – Europe route in Q2; its volume expanded to 323,000 teu, compared to 288,000 teu carried in the same period of 2014.And this was achieved at a cost: average revenue per teu on the tradelane declined to $966 per teu, compared to the $1,176 average of Q2 14.H1 revenue increased by €1.5bn to €4.7bn, but Hapag-Lloyd’s average rate declined 9%, to $1,296 per teu, due in part to the lower average rate from CSAV’s north-south trades.The average bunker price paid in the period by Hapag-Lloyd was $346 per tonne, versus $592 in 2014, and the carrier also benefited from the US dollar’s increase in value against other currencies in which it incurs vessel disbursements.Mr Habben Jansen said Hapag-Lloyd’s top 100 members of management would be meeting in Hamburg next week with a full agenda, but he would not be drawn on press reports of plans to launch a $5.5bn IPO before the end of the year. By Mike Wackett 26/08/2015 The newly-merged Hapag-Lloyd managed to stay in profit in a “very challenging” second quarter of the year adding €29 ($37m) net profit to record a €157m ($175m) plus at the half-year stage.This compares with a €173m loss incurred in the same period of 2014, before the takeover of Chilean container line CSAV.Hapag-Lloyd said it was “well on track” to achieve a positive full-year result, despite a market environment that remained “very challenging”.The integration of CSAV’s container services and ship systems into the ‘new’ Hapag-Lloyd was completed in the second quarter, and the company says it now expects to deliver an additional $100m of annual synergy savings – on top of the originally anticipated $300m – by 2017.
Zynga posts $5.6m profit last quarter after predicting $9.5m lossMeanwhile, company founder Mark Pincus reduces personal voting power from 70 per cent to ten per centHaydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterThursday 3rd May 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleZyngaTurning around its fortunes, Zynga posted a profit in the first quarter of 2018 after predicting a $9.5 million loss for the period. Recording a total income of $5.6 million, Zynga came in $15.1 million above its projections. Meanwhile, EBITDA was $6.6 million above estimates for the period, up by of $9.9 million year-over-year to $26.6 million. Total revenue was up to $208.2 million for the period, an increase of seven per cent year-on-year. Mobile revenue was up by 13 per cent year-over-year, reaching $183 million compared to $162 million over the same period in 2017. Additionally, mobile accounted for 88 per cent of total revenue for the quarter, up from 82 per cent the year prior. Reporting its best mobile audience numbers in four years, the social games maker hit 23 million daily active users and 82 million monthly active users. Across all platforms, Zynga surpassed its 2017 first quarter numbers, reaching 25 million DAUs 94 million MAUs compared to 21 million and 72 million respectively. Zynga’s core games saw growth during the period compared to the first quarter last year. Words with Friends was up by 18 per cent, CSR Racing 2 was up by two per cent, and Zynga Poker was up by 13 per cent. “We had a great start to 2018, outperforming guidance in the quarter across all key financial measures and delivering our highest mobile audience in over four years,” said Zynga. “We are pleased with the player engagement we’re seeing across our forever franchises – CSR2, Words With Friends and Zynga Poker – and continue to make strong progress towards our near-term margin goals. “Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games Zynga also announced a restructuring of its management with founder Mark Pincus levelling his voting rights in the company from 70 per cent to ten per cent, establishing voting parity for all company shareholders. Pincus will now serve on Zynga’s board of directors as non-executive chairman. “We re-established Zynga as a leading social game developer and today, we have the strongest mobile portfolio in company history,” said CEO Frank Gibeau. “We welcome this decision as a significant sign of confidence from Mark in both the management team and in the progress Zynga is making in its growth strategy.”Coupled with the news is an announcement from Zynga that it will issue a new $200 million share repurchase programme. This follows the completion of the company’s existing $200 million repurchase programme which saw it buy back 67 million shares at an average price of $2.99 each. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesZynga acquiring Chartboost for $250mFirst quarter financials show publisher’s continued acquisitions have led to soaring revenues, but it continues to post net lossesBy Brendan Sinclair 6 days agoZynga pledges $100,000 to Girls Who CodeNew partnership announced on International Women’s Day will enable non-profit to expand its program of free coding clubsBy James Batchelor 2 months agoLatest comments (1)AbdulBasit Saliu Mechanic, Flowmotion Entertainment Inc3 years ago Take-Two Interactive Chairman and CEO via his fully owned private equity investment firm Zelnick Media/ZMC owns just 1% of equity and 15% voting power in the third largest game company. So Zynga which is struggling cannot have a impotent leader having 70% voting power. Good move. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.