BILL OF THE WEEK

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Shire files to block infringement

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first_img Biopharmaceutical company Shire has filed a lawsuit for patent infringement and breach of contract against their US rival Watson Pharmaceuticals which intends to produce generic versions of the Aderall XR drug before its patent expires. The lawsuit follows Watson’s new drug application with the US Food and Drug Administration to market generic versions of Aderall XR which treats attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder. Shire files to block infringement whatsapp Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Wednesday 6 April 2011 7:59 pm Sharecenter_img KCS-content by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediamoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldBetterBeDrones Capture Images No One Was Suppose to SeeBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Codere reveals impact of Covid-19 in Q1

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first_img Email Address Topics: Casino & games Finance 28th May 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Spain, Italy and Latin America-facing operator Codere’s revenue fell 21.3% to €278.5m in the first quarter of 2020, while a combination of retail shutdowns resulting from novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and exchange rate fluctuations contributed to losses rising to €97.1m.Of the €278.5m in revenue generated for the three months to 31 March, Italy’s contribution was the largest. However, as the country was one of the first in Europe to be affected by Covid-19, its total was down 39.4% year-on-year, at €86.5m. Spain, another country badly affected, fell 16.7% to €40.5m.A further €64.8m came from Argentina, down 19.8%, with Mexico’s contribution declining 24.9% to €60.4m. Revenue from Panama, meanwhile, fell 23.2% to €14.6m and Uruguay’s total was down 9.6% to €17.0m. Colombian revenue, on the other hand, declined just 0.9%to €4.9m.Online revenue increased, but at a slower rate than retail’s decline. The channel’s Q1 total amounted to €16.1m, up 7.6%.“The impact of Covid-19 on Codere’s business has been very significant as it has caused the temporary closure of all face-to-face operations gradually since 8 March,” the operator explained. “Only the online business has continued to operate normally, but this was still strongly affected by the cancellation of major sporting competitions.”Codere’s operating expenses for the quarter fell 15.5% to €230.8m, while contingency plans taken following the closure of its land-based business contributed to a 56.5% reduction in costs for that period. In addition, the business took out a MXN500.0m loan to be paid off in 2025.Gaming taxes came to €82.8m, down 21.4% and other taxes to €18.4m, down 13.9%, while personnel costs declined 6.6% to €56.8m.Rental costs for gaming venues fell 44.1% to €1.5m, while slot machine rental fees grew 8.8% to €7.0m.Costs of goods sold came to €8.6m, down 32.5%, while advertising and marketing costs came to €11.1m, down 9.4%. Utility costs grew 9.8% to €13.0m while repair and maintenance costs declined 13.6% to €5.1m. Professional fees for contractors fell 37.3% to €3.0m.Insurance costs grew to €1.2m while travel and transport costs remained steady at €2.1m and other operating costs fell 21.9% to €20.0m.This resulted in earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of €47.7m, down 41.1%. Codere made a further €0.5m loss due to fair value variations of trade transactions. The business paid a further €1.1m in the disposal of equipment such as gaming machines and paid a further €2.0m in impairment costs.Non-recurring costs came to €7.7m, of which €4.4m related to online marketing investments.As a result, the business made an operating loss of €7.1m. After adjusting for the inflation of the Argentine Peso that occurred in 2019 driven by the election of Alberto Fernández as president, as well as inflation in other Latin American currencies due to uncertainty over the effects of Covid-19, Codere’s loss came to €10.4m.The operator paid a further €23.1m in net interest expenses, compared to a €28.3m gain in the prior year, while it made a €2.8m loss on financial investments.Exchange rate variations, driven again by Fernandez’s election over the more market-friendly incumbent Mauricio Macri and global uncertainty caused by the pandemic, led to a €49.9m loss. After adjusting for inflation, Codere’s pre-tax loss came to €85.0m.Codere paid a further €14.1m in income tax, up 64.9% from 2019. The operator made €3.3m through businesses in which it has a minority interest, compared to a loss of €1.6m in 2019.As a result, after accounting for inflation again, Codere made a net loss of €97.1m, compared to a loss of €8.6m in 2019.Currently, only Uruguayan racing and some Spanish points of sale have resumed operations, but the business said it expects the rest of operations to resume gradually from June.“Codere has also resorted to seeking additional liquidity with the support of financial advisers, with the aim of obtaining an additional €105m that allows the business to face this period of uncertainty, the evolution of the pandemic and its implications on when and under what conditions Codere may reopen its operations, more comfortably,” the business added. Spain, Italy and Latin America-facing operator Codere’s revenue fell 21.3% to €278.5m in the first quarter of 2020, while a combination of retail shutdowns resulting from novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and exchange rate fluctuations contributed to losses rising to €97.1m.center_img Codere reveals impact of Covid-19 in Q1 Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Europe LATAM Southern Europe Italy Spain Argentina Colombia Mexico Panama Uruguaylast_img read more

Michigan sports betting revenue reaches $4.4m in September

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first_imgQualified adjusted gross receipts – gross receipts minus the monetary value of free play incentives provided to and wagered by players – amounted to $4.4m. In addition, daily fantasy sports operators reported $2.3m in adjusted revenue for the month, paying $189,875 in taxes to the State of Michigan. The Michigan Gaming Control Board also released figures for the first full month of sports betting. While retail betting launched in the state on March 11, properties were forced to close just days later due to the state going into lockdown due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19), and not reopening until August 5. Regions: Michigan Revenue for Detroit’s three commercial casinos rose 26.8% month-on-month in September, with retail sports betting’s contribution hitting $4.4m in its first full month of activity. 15th October 2020 | By Robert Fletcher AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The three casinos paid a total of $165,428 in retail sports betting taxes for the month, as well as $202,190 in retail sports betting taxes to the City of Detroit.center_img Finance Topics: Finance Land-based casino Email Address Michigan sports betting revenue reaches $4.4m in September Read the full story on iGB North America. MGM Grand Detroit again led the vertical with $2.1m in adjusted gross receipts, followed by MotorCity on $1.6m and Greektown with $722,509. Tags: Revenue Casino Michigan Detroit Septemberlast_img read more

Maryland sports betting bill heads to governor

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first_img Maryland sports betting bill heads to governor Land-based casino The bill was approved yesterday (April 12) when the state House of Representatives voted 122-16 after Senate amendments were added to the bill. Email Address A bill allowing operators to accept wagers on sporting events, and permitting fantasy sports, will be passed on to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan having passed both houses of the state legislature. Tags: Licence Topics: Land-based casino Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting was approved in Maryland last year after voters backed the measure in a referendum. This followed the bill to organise the referendum passing by a landslide vote from the Maryland senate. 13th April 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan Regions: US Maryland Read the full story on iGB North America.last_img read more

Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) HY2013 Interim Report

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first_imgPharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Pharmaceuticals sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pharma-Deko Plc (PHARMD.ng)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfilePharma-Deko Plc manufactures, packages and markets a range of pharmaceutical and consumer products in Nigeria. Pharmaceutical products include Parkalin cough syrup, Revitone blood tonic, Salins liniment, Hexdene mouth wash, Brett mouth wash, Omepraz, Pharmadec drops and syrups, Phardol suppository and drops, Amycin dry powder and capsules, Anuproct suppositories, Vitacee drops and syrups, Antasil tablets, garlic tablets, Amoquin anti-malarial tablets and Parkprim suspension and tablets. The company also produces and sells a non-sugar cream soda; and manufactures and packages pharmaceutical and consumer products under contract. Established in 1962 and formerly known as Parke-Davis & Company (US), the company changed its name to Pharma-Deko Limited in 1990. It is now known as Pharma-Deko Plc. The company head office is in Ogun State, Nigeria. Pharma-Deko Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) Q32020 Interim Report

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first_imgMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (MCFI.mu)  2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is a Mauritian company that specialises in the production of a comprehensive range of fertilisers for local and international customers. The company deals through several manufacturing and trading companies, supplying products and services that include, complex nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium (NPK) fertilizers, foliar and liquid fertilizers, basic and specialty chemicals for sugar, textile, paint and hotel industries, refrigerants, laboratory services, electrical, and household appliances, electronic equipment, and also commodities such as flour, tires, paper products and steel products. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd operates through its subsidiaries which include MCFI Ltd, Chemco Ltd, Bychemex Ltd, MCFI (Freeport) Ltd, Elcon Systentechnik Mauritius Ltd, Medigaz Ltd and MCFI-SFB Co. Ltd which is a joint venture between the Company and the Shenzen Shenfubao Group, China. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Is now a good time to buy Lloyds shares?

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first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Is now a good time to buy Lloyds shares? Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Rupert Hargreaves | Saturday, 4th April, 2020 | More on: LLOY center_img Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Lloyds Banking Group. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Lloyds (LSE: LLOY) shares have plunged over the past few weeks. The sell-off only accelerated after regulators in the UK asked the bank and its peers to suspend dividend payments for the foreseeable future. While this decision is disappointing for income investors, it seems to be the right one. Paying out billions of pounds in dividends at a time when thousands of companies across the UK are scrambling for cash does not seem sensible. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…What’s more, eliminating the dividend gives Lloyds more financial firepower. This should have a positive impact on Lloyds shares in the long term. Policymakers actUnlike the last crisis, banks are much better prepared to weather the storm this time around. After 10 years of selling off non-core assets and building up financial reserves, banks are much stronger than they were 10 years ago. Also, policymakers have acted with lightning speed to free up capital for the industry. Following these actions, most analysts believe there is unlikely to be a full-blown banking crisis any time soon. Lloyds shares are undervaluedThis suggests that now could be an excellent time to buy Lloyds shares. While the bank’s dividend has been cut, the demand for borrowing has exploded.Meanwhile, the Bank of England’s decision to cut interest rates to a record low has reduced Lloyds’ cost of capital. That means it costs the bank less to borrow the money it then lends out to customers. On top of these favourable tailwinds, after recent declines, Lloyds shares are now trading at one of the lowest valuations in the past decade. The stock is trading at a price-to-book (P/B) value of just 0.4. It is also dealing at a price-to-earnings (P/E) multiple of only 4.6. While it is impossible to tell what the future holds for the global economy right now, these metrics suggest that Lloyds shares currently offer a margin of safety. The bank’s earnings might take a hit this year if it has to grant a lot of debt payment holidays to customers, but business should return to normal in 2021. When it does, the metrics above suggest Lloyds shares could double from current levels. Not for the faint-heartedHaving said all of the above, Lloyds shares are not an investment for the faint-hearted.While the stock does look cheap at current levels, there’s no telling when the current economic situation will resolve itself. Most analysts and economists believe the economy will snap back next year. However, that’s the best-case scenario. We could also be at the start of a multi-year slowdown. With this being the case, if you are willing to deal with volatility, now could be a good time for long-term investors to buy Lloyds shares. If you are looking for a more stable and predictable income investment, there could be better opportunities elsewhere.  See all posts by Rupert Hargreaveslast_img read more

The Esplanade / Finnis Architects

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first_imgArchDaily “COPY” 2010 Houses The Esplanade / Finnis Architects photographs:  Dianna SnapePhotographs:  Dianna Snape Text description provided by the architects. The residence was conceived by responding to several defining constrains that ultimately resulted in a product that surpassed both architectural form and interior finished expectations, one that also redefined the possibilities of achieving space, light and ambiance from within a narrow yet lengthy cigar shaped site. Perched on land reminiscent of a funnel with a kaleidoscopic view over the bay at one end, we were challenged to treat the interiors as non completing elements that were subtly slotted within the boundaries of the design.  Save this picture!© Dianna SnapeThe dwelling was constructed over three levels with primary living spaces occupying areas that could either spill out externally or otherwise command unrivalled views. This assisted enormously in creating both an illusion and depth of space by utilizing natural stones, timbers and refined detailing to extenuate the spatial dimensions. Whilst our brief remained relatively unrestricted we were extremely conscious of the sites’ inherent constraints and its magnificent opportunities. To this end we believe the contemporary design responded exceedingly well in achieving an acute balance between satisfying client requirements and a realization that the subtleties’ achieved by the interior design were the most rewarding. The site presented itself as a most challenging design given its superb beach front location and unprecedented vista across Port Phillip Bay although orientated due west and often confronting the extremes in weather conditions. The site was long and relatively narrow with vehicle access to the rear and bounded on both its longest boundaries by double storey residential developments which not only blocked natural northern and southern light but also prevented the potential of opening up the development for fear of exposure and overlooking. It was soon decided that given these obvious constraints our task was made relatively clear as to how the design would maximise its potential and overcome the somewhat awkward siting arrangement.Save this picture!© Dianna SnapeIt was necessary to hone in on the spatial requirements and prioritize areas for entertainment, general living, solitude and home office, matching them with their need for either:  light, space, privacy and views. Once this was achieved the matrix of spaces and relationships fell into place with relative ease.  The critical aspect was to be how the interiors would transform whilst unite the design in an uncluttered yet well organized way. Maximizing the view was obviously of prime importance and as such there was a host of activities and spaces vying for prime position. Kitchen, meals spaces, living, entertaining etc. the requirement to accommodate these in one zone whilst subtly providing related joinery and continuity of finishes proved challenging in itself. However one that we believe was successfully achieved by resisting the need to over compensate with a myriad varying elements, giving preference and dominance to what was most important, ‘the fantastic views’.Save this picture!© Dianna SnapeThe material and detailing intent for this project was based on the following principles:-  Clean, crisp detailing and materials –  Comfortable, warm materials reflecting a homely softness while maintaining clean lines.-  Materials reflecting the integrity of the material – i.e. natural stone, natural timbers, steel and glass.Save this picture!© Dianna SnapeOn the ground level there was a firm connection to the ground. There are two levels only one step apart. The lower floor level is finished in white limestone which seamlessly flows to the exterior.  Upper floor level is finished in spotted gum this level is also duplicated in the spotted gum timber decks at the front entry and rear court yard. The joinery is designed to comfortable with the floor and wall materials employing timber veneers to match the floors and emperite in Satin to match the walls.  The junctions are cleaned shadowed lines the intent was for the joinery to dissolve into the space.While artificial heating and cooling are employed in the project, the consumption of energy was minimised by insulation used throughout external insulation foam used on the upper levels and good use of natural cross ventilation. In addition the glazing is laminated comfort glass to reduce both heat loss and heat gain. All areas of the house have been considered for natural light, reducing the requirement for artificial lighting.Save this picture!© Dianna SnapeThe landscape constrains a large proportional of permeable surfaces and storm water is harvested via a 10,000 litre water tank for use in the plunge pool and gardens. This is turn reduces run off into the urban storm water system and reduces water consumption. Internally, the use of low ‘voc’ paints was employed and all timbers were sourced from sustainable harvested forests.  Whilst design was critical to the development, budgetary constraints also played an important role throughout the design process. Various materials were investigated as to their appropriateness from a aesthetic value and or cost relationship. Where possible, interior works were constructed utilizing a minimalistic whilst acutely detailed design approach. Areas of the development that could be economically constructed utilizing standard treatments were done so thus creating the opportunity in channeling funds to areas that would achieve maximum benefits.Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!Roof Terrace PlanWe were fortunate with the sites’ rectangular shape which enabled external walls to be simplified and built along boundaries thus eliminating the need for expensive, exposed treatments which were hidden from public view. We were able to concentrate on the internal faces of these walls with architectural treatment and finishes that expressed the contemporary nature of the design. Upon completion of the project, the design brief had been successfully achieved within budgetary allowances and design expectations.    Project gallerySee allShow lessAJ’s Women in Architecture Survey Reveals Discrimination and a Pronounced Pay GapArchitecture NewsCisura House / Manuel Cucurell + Sebastián VirasoroSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Dianna Snape+ 9 Share CopyAbout this officeFinnis ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrightonHousesAustraliaPublished on January 14, 2014Cite: “The Esplanade / Finnis Architects” 14 Jan 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Projects CopyHouses•Brighton, Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/466400/the-esplanade-finnis-architects Clipboardcenter_img Year:  Australia Photographs The Esplanade / Finnis ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Esplanade / Finnis Architects “COPY” Architects: Finnis Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/466400/the-esplanade-finnis-architects Clipboard Year:  2010last_img read more

Imperialism behind mass migration deaths

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first_imgYet another gruesome discovery has been made: 71 dead migrants inside an abandoned truck in Austria, between Budapest and Vienna, where thousands are seeking refuge. These deaths are in addition to approximately 100 others who died recently after their vessel capsized en route to Europe.The people in the truck had apparently suffocated while being illegally transported from the Mediterranean Sea into Southern and Eastern Europe.Austrian government officials announced on Aug. 28 that the 71 refugees, including an infant girl, were found dead in what appeared to be an abandoned freezer truck. On the same day, Libyan naval units recovered the bodies of 105 migrants washed ashore, apparently after an overcrowded boat in the Mediterranean Sea capsized on its way to Europe.5,000 demonstrate in Dresden, Germany, on Aug. 29 in solidarity with migrants. Sign in center reads: ‘No human being is illegal.’These deaths came after an upsurge in migrants running away from war and poverty resulting from U.S. and European Union foreign policies. United Nations officials and other international agencies concerned with migration have reported that the number of internally displaced persons and refugees is higher today than at any period since the end of World War II.The International Organization for Migration revealed that over 330,000 people have crossed the Mediterranean so far this year. The estimates of those who have died while trying to cross ranges in the thousands, and more such tragedies are expected.Impact of imperialist wars spans continentsThese recent mass deaths are by no means isolated incidents. A pattern of dislocation has been rising steadily since the wars of regime change in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, Libya and Nigeria, from 2001 until the present.Also, growing class divisions and economic difficulties in other Asian and African states are creating tensions that foster migration. Some of the states impacted by this global crisis include Morocco in North Africa, Nigeria in West Africa and Bangladesh in South Asia.When the U.S. and its NATO allies went to war against the Taliban government in Afghanistan in 2001, they claimed their aim was to end “terrorism” and ensure stability in Central Asia.Some 14 years later, hundreds of thousands of people have lost their lives in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Now, many more are leaving Afghanistan as a result of ongoing fighting between forces that either support or oppose the Washington-imposed regime in Kabul.Beginning in 1979, the U.S. waged a covert, CIA-managed war against a socialist-oriented Afghan government that then asked for and got support from the Soviet Union. Washington funded, trained and coordinated Islamic fighters against the secular government, and this led to the formation of al-Qaida and the eventual ascendancy of the Taliban.In Iraq, since the U.S. military buildup and invasion of 2002-2003, an estimated 1 million people have died. War still rages between the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and the Iraqi government in Baghdad, causing a new wave of emigration.Both Syria and Libya were targeted for regime change in 2011 by way of Western-funded opponents and militias. In Libya, this was followed by a massive NATO bombing campaign.Over 4 million Syrians have left their country; many are now seeking refuge in Europe.The situation in the Horn of Africa is also largely the result of successive U.S. administrations meddling in the affairs of the region. Somalia has been a major target of Pentagon and CIA interventions since the late 1970s, when the administration of Jimmy Carter encouraged the regime of Mohamed Siad Barre to invade Ethiopia, which at that time was undergoing a socialist revolution supported by the Soviet Union and Cuba.After the overthrow of the Workers Party state in Ethiopia in 1991, the U.S. the following year invaded and occupied Somalia under the guise of a humanitarian mission.Somalis rose up against the occupation in 1993, prompting a withdrawal by Pentagon and United Nations forces. Washington continued to seek domination of Somalia through an invasion by the now Western oriented Ethiopian regime in 2006. An African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) 22,000-member military force now operates inside the country.People from all these war-torn regions are now being lured by human traffickers across borders in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, with the promise of refuge in Europe. However, Europe itself is in a serious economic crisis, particularly in southern states such as Greece.EU divided over migrant crisisDeaths of migrants — totaling nearly 3,000 this year — pose a problem for the European Union due to the financial instability inside the imperialist states. Many migrants have entered Greece, where austerity demands by the International Monetary Fund and European banks have led to the most serious economic downturn and put millions in poverty and uncertainty.Italy has experienced a large wave of migration in recent months. The International Organization for Migration says that over 65 percent of the people seeking entry into Europe this year have crossed over into Greece and Italy. (Reuters, Aug. 28)The International Business Times reported on Aug. 30 that recent migrants are being trafficked heavily through the Balkans region, “which has now reportedly become the primary route for people-smuggling gangs transporting migrants and refugees from the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia into Western Europe. Between January and July this year, 102,342 people crossed into Austria via the western Balkans.”In June, the EU sought to handle the burgeoning migration into Europe through military means, by halting, boarding and returning vessels in which migrants were being transported.An Aug. 31 Washington Post analysis of the crisis acknowledged the EU’s failure to develop a sound and rational immigration policy:“Perhaps nowhere is that more true than in Hungary, the nation the perished migrants were smuggled through. This former Soviet bloc country, now led by right-wing nationalists, is fast emerging as the toughest obstacle for a record number of refugees trying to reach Europe from war-torn Syria, Iraq and other nations. … Hungary is building a 109-mile-long razor-wire fence on its southern border meant to keep out migrants.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more