Dutch state-owned casino sale won’t be before 2020

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The state owned Holland Casino group is unlikely to be sold to the private sector before 2020, several years later than planned, junior finance minister Menno Snel has told parliament.

The previous government had planned to sell the casinos by the end of 2017 but a ‘number of administrative hurdles’ still have to be tak

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Fragment of flag Nelson flew at Trafalgar sells for almost 300,000 pounds

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A piece of the Union Jack flag believed to have been flown from the flagship of Britain's Lord Horatio Nelson's ship during the Battle of Trafalgar sold for 297,000 pounds at an auction in London on Thursday.

The item was part of a collection of Nelson memorabilia that went up for sale at auctioneers Sotheby's and included weapons, his "grog chest" and personal letters.

Another item, a portrait of Nelson's mistress Emma Hamilton, sold for 369,000 pounds, significantly more than the estimate price of between 150,000 and 200,000 pounds.

The 86 cm by 92 cm flag fragment (34 inches by 36 inches), dubbed "The Victory Jack", had an estimated price of between 80,000 and 100,000 pounds.

The flag has a wonderful story," Gabriel Heaton, specialist for books and manuscripts at Sotheby's told Reuters.

It was used as part of the great ceremonial funeral of Nelson after his death at the battle. And pieces of it were broken up and kept by the loyal sailors who had lost their very, very deeply loved commander.

The last surviving complete Union Jack flag flown at the battle fetched 384,000 pounds in 2009, more than twenty times its estimated price.

The battle of Trafalgar was a naval clash that took place in 1805, and saw the British defeat a numerically superior French and Spanish fleet. Nelson was fatally wounded during the battle, which cemented his status as a national hero in Britain.

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Rajini's 2.0 beats Baahubali 2

Authors: Ecroaker. com Boosters.

Rajiniamth's Enthiran 2 aka 2. Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar-starrer 2. 0 has started setting records even before its release. Touted as the biggest movie made in India in terms of budget, the multilingual film has now broken a record set by SS Rajamouli's Baahubali 2.

The makers of 2. 0 have sold the Kerala theatrical rights of the movie to August Cinemas for a record price. If the rumours are to be believed, the contract was signed for a minimum guarantee amount of Rs 16 crore.

It means the said price is assured amount paid by the distributor to the producer and upon recovering the investment, the producer will get a share of the profit.

The Kerala theatrical rights and other rights of Baahubali 2 were sold to Global Media United for Rs 11 crore. It was the highest amount paid for a non-Malayalam movie and the Rajinikanth film has reportedly shattered the record.

The good pre-release hype and the success of Rajinikanth's Enthiran – The Robot are believed to be the major factors that were considered by the distributor before signing the deal.

Rajinikanth's Kabali (Rs 7. 5 crore), Ilayathalapathy Vijay's films like Mersal (Rs 6. 6 crore) and Theri (Rs 5. 6 crore) were some other non-Malayalam films that made some solid pre-release business in terms of theatrical rights before in Kerala.

Interestingly, the Kerala theatrical rights of the first instalment of Baahubali series were sold for Rs 3. 2 crore.

2. 0 is a science-fiction being made with the budget of Rs 450 crore. Bankrolled by Lyca Productions, the film is directed by ace filmmaker Shankar. AR Rahman has composed the music, Nirav Shah handles the cinematography department and Anthony does the editing.

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Rajini's 2.0 beats Baahubali 2

Authors: Ecroaker. com Boosters.

Rajiniamth's Enthiran 2 aka 2. Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar-starrer 2. 0 has started setting records even before its release. Touted as the biggest movie made in India in terms of budget, the multilingual film has now broken a record set by SS Rajamouli's Baahubali 2.

The makers of 2. 0 have sold the Kerala theatrical rights of the movie to August Cinemas for a record price. If the rumours are to be believed, the contract was signed for a minimum guarantee amount of Rs 16 crore.

It means the said price is assured amount paid by the distributor to the producer and upon recovering the investment, the producer will get a share of the profit.

The Kerala theatrical rights and other rights of Baahubali 2 were sold to Global Media United for Rs 11 crore. It was the highest amount paid for a non-Malayalam movie and the Rajinikanth film has reportedly shattered the record.

The good pre-release hype and the success of Rajinikanth's Enthiran – The Robot are believed to be the major factors that were considered by the distributor before signing the deal.

Rajinikanth's Kabali (Rs 7. 5 crore), Ilayathalapathy Vijay's films like Mersal (Rs 6. 6 crore) and Theri (Rs 5. 6 crore) were some other non-Malayalam films that made some solid pre-release business in terms of theatrical rights before in Kerala.

Interestingly, the Kerala theatrical rights of the first instalment of Baahubali series were sold for Rs 3. 2 crore.

2. 0 is a science-fiction being made with the budget of Rs 450 crore. Bankrolled by Lyca Productions, the film is directed by ace filmmaker Shankar. AR Rahman has composed the music, Nirav Shah handles the cinematography department and Anthony does the editing.

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