Smaller investors face down hedge funds, as GameStop soars

first_imgNEW YORK (AP) — A head-scratching David and Goliath story is playing out on Wall Street over the stock price of a money-losing video game retailer. An army of smaller-pocketed, optimistic investors is throwing dollars and buy orders at the stock of GameStop _ in direct opposition to a group of wealthy investors who are counting on the stock price to plunge. The resulting action is wild, with GameStop’s stock soaring nearly 145% in less than two hours Monday morning, only for the gains to disappear quickly afterward. And so far, the smaller investors appear to be winning.last_img

View from Germany: If you travel across borders at all, the goal will be European countries

first_img” This tourist summer will surely be completely different from everything so far ,” said the president of the German tour operator Norbert Fiebig and predicts that many, if any, that is easing measures that restrict travel this summer to spend in one of Germany’s tourist destinations, according to Deutsche Welle (DW). In any case, the situation and the mood change from day to day, and only in an optimistic scenario can we hope that the whole situation around the coronavirus, both in Croatia and in Europe as a whole, will stabilize significantly in a month, to begin slowly. to open borders, in order to save at least a small part of the tourist season. Turistička branša sigurno u puni pogon neće doći ove godine nego tek na ljeto sljedeće godine, smatra Kunz. Isto vjeruju i u Španjolskoj, gdje je vlada turističkim radnicima poručila da će branša, ako uopće, tek krajem godine može računati s aktiviranjem potražnje.  Ako se i uopće i bude putovalo preko granica, cilj će biti europske zemlje. Što bliže, to bolje. Od toga bi mogla profitirati i Hrvatska koja je samo nekoliko sati automobilske vožnje udaljena od južne Njemačke. The closer, the better “Summer is approaching, but the situation is unknown and no one knows what the epidemiological situation will be in Europe and those countries where most tourists come from. In any case, if the epidemiological situation in a country is worse than in our country, the arrival of tourists will not be allowed. If this situation changes, then of course the question of how and under what conditions it will be possible to enter Croatia would be considered.” / / / KRUNOSLAV CAPAK: THE OPENING OF BORDERS DEPENDS EXCLUSIVELY ON THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL SITUATION IN EACH COUNTRY. THE TEST IS NO WARRANTY Također, predsjednica Europske komisije Ursula von der Leyen preporučuje da se pričeka s planiranjem putovanja. “Nitko trenutno ne može pouzdano predvidjeti srpanj i kolovoz”. The borders will be opened only if the epidemiological situation in other countries is stable, said Krunoslav Capak two days ago, at a press conference of the National Civil Protection Headquarters. The question of vouchers is also open, many in Germany are wondering whether vouchers will be additionally insured if they come again from mass dismissal, as in the case of Thomas Cook. Also, the question around which the spears are being broken is, should the Germans cancel booked trips? Booking that many hoteliers stick to in Croatia, as well as in private accommodation. We can realistically talk about the real recovery of the tourism sector only when the vaccine is found, and from that moment it will certainly last for the next 2-3 years, with various changes in the way of traveling and the behavior of tourists.center_img President of the Association of German Tour Operators Norbert Fiebig in an interview with the daily Tagesspiegel predicts that many, if there are any concessions to measures restricting travel, will spend this summer in one of the German tourist centers. Source: DW, Der Tagesspiegel Forum: S druge strane, Premijer Bavarske Markus Söder (CSU) smatra da su ljetni odmori u Španjolskoj, Italiji, Francuskoj ili Turskoj ove godine “malo vjerojatni”, prenosi Der Tagesspiegel. “Ne preporučujem otkazivanje sada”, upozorava Sabine Fischer-Volk iz berlinske pravne tvrtke Karimi. Ako je putovanje ljeti i dalje zabranjeno, ne morate ga plaćati. A ako vam je putovanje opet dopušteno, započnite putovanje” jednostavan je Fischer-Volk. Trenutno svi hoteli imaju besplatno otkazivanje, što opet ide na ruku putnicima I iz TUI-a, najvećeg europskog turoperatora, daju signale kako su spremni za organiziranje putovanja čim dotične zemlje daju zeleno svjetlo.”TUI is currently in talks with the governments of many tourist countries, which are preparing in time after the pandemic so that guests can return as soon as possible.“, priopćili su iz TUI-ja na upit agencije AFP. “Naravno da ćemo, čim se promijene okolnosti, omogućiti putovanja. Ali ja mogu ukinuti upozorenja jedino ako sam siguran da će se građani moći redovitim putem opet vratiti u Njemačku“, rekao je Heika Maasa, njemački ministra vanjskih poslova. Gore navedeni aspekti bi, kako smatra Norbert Kunz iz Njemačkog turističkog saveza, i u budućnosti mogli igrati sve veću ulogu pri odabiru odredišta za odmor. Za njega je važno pitanje hoće li turisti ubuduće htjeti ostati u blizini svojih domova kako bi riskirali što manje u slučaju da se moraju brzo vratiti kući. “Koju ulogu igra sigurnost, pri čemu mislim i na medicinsku sigurnost, u mjestu gdje provodimo odmor? To su sve pitanja kojima ćemo se baviti intenzivnije u budućnosti”, says Kunz for the public service ARD. A crisis caused by a coronavirus pandemic could have far-reaching consequences for tourist behavior. This tourist season, assuming that the situation in Croatia as in other countries calms down, ie that there are no more new cases in a month, we can hope for domestic guests, and a smaller number of tourists from the countries we border. But we certainly can’t expect some big numbers. Thus, car destinations, regional travel as well as the proximity of hospitals, will play a key factor this tourist season, when and if the borders open. Of course, easing measures a priori does not mean opening borders.last_img read more

Ethiopia is embarking on a journey of space exploration

first_imgEthiopia’s ambitious space program has been growing in recent years. Based in Addis Ababa, it’s the country’s first space programme, and has only been officially operational for the last few months.last_img

COMMUNITY SHIELD: It’s More than a Charity for Liverpool, Man City

first_imgAfter a highly constested  Premier League between Liverpool and Manchester City last season in which the winner only emerged on the last day, both sides will again kick-start the season with the Community Shield at the Wembly Stadium on Sunday. Considering that The Reds only defeat in the league was inflicted on them by the Citizens, Sundays clash will be more than a charity  The 111th FA Community Shield will be contested this weekend between Manchester City and Liverpool and it will be the Reds’ first appearance in English football’s annual Super Cup since 2006, while the Sky Blues will be looking to retain the pre-season silverware for the first time in their history.Tradition dictates that the yearly curtain-raiser is usually contested between the Premier League and FA Cups winners, but as Pep Guardiola’s side clinched all three domestic cups in 2018/19, they will have to pit their wits against last season’s top-flight runners-up. This is a match that largely needs no introduction, such was the ferocity and waspish pace that these two sides went toe-to-toe for the Premier League title last season.Jurgen Klopp’s side were edged by Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering domestic juggernaut by just the single point, while further woe was added to their cause knowing that the highly-coveted gong would have been in the Anfield trophy cabinet in 25 of the previous 27 years – the club’s points tally was the third-highest since the Premier League’s inception in 1992.They lost just the single match – against City and had the best defensive record, making Guardiola’s achievements all the more emphatic.Liverpool did manage to clinch the Champions League title, the last and possibly most cherished  frontier that Guardiola is yet to conquer in the North West, but a first-ever Premier League title continues to elude them.As for pre-season, City have enjoyed a fairly subdued summer compared to their usual standards, competing against more modest opponents rather than the usual elite that comes with the International Champions Cup, and they will be in high spirits at Wembley having not lost a single match in regulation time.Liverpool, meanwhile, have taken on the likes of Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla, while their most recent match was a 3-0 defeat to Napoli in Edinburgh.With the forthcoming football season looking set to be another heavily-contested one between City and Liverpool, this precursory match could set the landscape for things to come. And Klopp has already warned Guardiola that his side will be a “different animal” come Sunday, having disappointed at times during pre-season.He said: “It’s a new situation. We have prepared everybody as well as possible. We have to fight at the start of the season 100 per cent with all we have and the good thing is if the opponents want to analyse us now then they think ‘easy job’ – but we will be a different animal next week.”The German’s comments came in the immediate afterglow of their 3-0 humbling to Napoli, in which the Reds were run ragged and failed to really create any semblance of the attacking threat they illustrated last season.And so, Klopp will now be hoping to throw down the gauntlet to City, letting their North West adversaries know that they will still be in the mix for the Premier League title next campaign.But, of course, Guardiola is a perfectionist, so Klopp can expect no post-season hangover or complacency from their opponents this weekend.With the new Premier League season just around the corner, fans will be hoping that the club’s top performers and star players from each side are ready to hit the ground running as soon as they take to the turf.But can we expect both sides to be firing on all cylinders come Sunday? Perhaps not. Despite no World Cup dominating our screens this summer, there have been a number of other elite international competitions taking place across the globe, including the Africa Cup of Nations, Concacaf Gold Cup and Copa America.As such, a number of key players from each side have been absent for most of pre-season and are now enjoying extended breaks before returning to club football.And Klopp has been quick to highlight that he doesn’t think his side would be in peak condition come the weekend, despite the aforementioned comments about Liverpool being a “different animal”.He stated: “I don’t think we can expect to play our best game next Sunday, best game of the season. That’s how it is with the pre-season we had and we have a long pre-season after that but it’s not about that, it’s about winning a football game. That’s what we’ll try.“So it’s a game against City and it’s the most difficult game of the season in any season and you have to be ready. It’s a good test and I’m sure we will have to defend in a pretty good way because if you don’t defend against City, you could get a proper knock and that’s not ideal from our point of view.”“So then we have another five days before Norwich. We cannot risk players or whatever, we have to see who we can line up and who will train and who will play, but of course we have to make sure we have a line-up that gives us an opportunity to win the game and that’s what we try.”For Liverpool, they have welcomed back Xherdan Shaqiri and Naby Keita following their respective injury lay-offs, while the likes of Alisson, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah have joined the club’s training camp in Evian.There are no major injury issues concerning Guardiola, meanwhile, apart from long-term absentee Benjamin Mendy, while this weekend could see the introduction of Rodri, who has featured heavily throughout pre-season.FACTSThis will be the first time these two sides have met in the Community Shield, with the Reds being the second-most decorated club in the annual competition’s history, boasting 15 wins, while the defending champions have enjoyed success just five times.City’s record against the Merseyside club also makes for pretty grim reading, having only won 55 matches to the Reds’ 104, and that pattern of play has remained fairly consistent even in recent times, with the Citizens only claiming three wins in their previous 12 outings.FixtureLiverpool v Man CityVenue  Wembley StadiumDate  Sunday, August 4Kick-off   3:00 pm Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Galway hurlers’ new manager confirmed

first_imgDonoghue led his club Clarinbridge to All Ireland success in 2011 while he was also involved with the Tipperary set-up under Eamon O’Shea.Donoghue will reveal his backroom team in the new year.last_img