At least 11 people killed in school shooting in Russia, media reports say

Kevin McCarthy Ripped For Absolutely Orwellian Line In His Liz Cheney Letter

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) announced Monday that he was leading an effort to boot Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from her GOP leadership post. 

Cheney is on the outs because she has refused to endorse former President Donald Trump’s “big lie” about the 2020 election being “stolen” and has blamed him for the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol that was carried out by his supporters. 

That makes one line in McCarthy’s letter to his Republican conference stand out: 

“We are a big tent party. We represent Americans of all backgrounds and continue to grow our movement by the day. And unlike the left, we embrace free thought and debate.”

Given that the letter is announcing his decision to hold a vote that is likely to eject a member from party leadership for her “free thought and debate,” many on social media found the statement more than a little ironic, if not positively Orwellian:

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. Bottom Line Advances In Q1

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. (IMOS) announced a profit for its first quarter that advanced from the same period last year.

The company’s bottom line came in at NT$959.1M, or NT$1.32 per share. This compares with NT$712.7M, or NT$0.98 per share, in last year’s first quarter.

The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 15.8% to NT$6.46 billion from NT$5.58 billion last year.

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q1): NT$959.1M. vs. NT$712.7M. last year.
-EPS (Q1): NT$1.32 vs. NT$0.98 last year.
-Revenue (Q1): NT$6.46 Bln vs. NT$5.58 Bln last year.

United Internet Q1 Operating Earnings Rise; Confirms FY21 Outlook – Quick Facts

United Internet AG (UDIRF.PK) reported Tuesday that its first-quarter earnings per share were 0.68 euro.

Operating earnings per share improved 23.4 percent to 0.58 euro from 0.47 euro in the same period last year , while operating earnings per share before PPA rose 15.3 percent to 0.68 euro from 0.59 euro last year.

In the first quarter of 2021, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization or EBITDA amounted to 346.5 million euros and earnings before interest and taxes or EBIT was 230.6 million euros.

Operating EBITDA grew 3.8 percent to 312.1 million euros and operating EBIT increased 6.5 percent to 196.2 million euros.

Consolidated sales grew 4.7 percent to 1.392 billion euros from 1,329 billion euros in the previous year.

Customer contracts increased 280,000 from last year to 25.93 million contracts.

Looking ahead, United Internet confirmed its full-year guidance for 2021 and continues to expect sales growth to around 5.5 billion euros and an increase in EBITDA to around 1.22 billion euros.

GEA Group Q1 Profit Rises 90.2% – Quick Facts

GEA Group AG (GEAGF.PK,GEAGY.PK) reported that order intake in the first quarter declined 2.5 percent organically. Order intake for the quarter was EUR 1.282 billion, 6.9 percent lower than the EUR 1.377 million last year.

Revenue was down slightly by 2.6 percent to EUR 1.07 billion, and was up 2.2 percent on organic basis. Profit for the period improved 90.2 percent to EUR 56.7 million from EUR 29.8 million same period last year. EBITDA before restructuring expenses was EUR 121 million, compared to EUR 105 million in the prior-year period.

Stefan Klebert, CEO of GEA Group AG, said, “Despite the still challenging market environment due to the pandemic, we performed very well in the first quarter, paving the way for a successful fiscal year 2021,”

Bechtle Q1 Earnings After Taxes Up 19.6% – Quick Facts

Bechtle AG (BC8G) reported revenue for the first quarter of 2021 of EUR 1.51 billion, up 11.4 percent despite the ongoing difficult conditions. The revenue growth was 12.4 percent in Germany and at the level of 9.8 percent at locations abroad. Organic growth in the group’s revenue amounted to 10.4 percent.

Earnings before taxes improved 19.5 percent to EUR 61.0 million, while EBT margin improved to 4.0 percent. Earnings after taxes rose 19.6 percent to EUR 43.62 million, with earnings per share at EUR 1.04.

Looking ahead, Bechtle said it is optimistic about the rest of the year and confirms its forecast of a significant revenue and earnings increase along with a stable EBT
margin.

Meanwhile, the company expects the performance in the remaining part of
the year to be greatly impacted by the ongoing supply shortage in the IT
market and the development of the pandemic.

At least 11 people killed in school shooting in Russia, media reports say

  • Eleven people have been killed in a shooting in a school in Russia on Tuesday, according to news reports from the country.
  • The shooting took place at a school in Kazan, a city in southwest Russia, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti, citing regional emergency services.

At least eleven people have been killed in a shooting in a school in Russia on Tuesday, according to news reports from the country.

The shooting took place at the school in Kazan, a city in southwest Russia, according to Russian news agency RIA Novosti, citing regional emergency services.

Media reports are conflicting over the exact circumstances around the incident; it had been reported earlier that nine people — one teacher and eight pupils — had been killed.

"Unidentified persons opened fire at school #175 … and there was also an explosion," RIA reported.

News agency TASS reported that two unknown perpetrators opened fire at a school, citing an unnamed law enforcement source.

"According to preliminary information, two unknown perpetrators opened fire," the source stated.

Tass reported that 21 ambulances had been dispatched to the school. The ages of the school children are unknown. RIA has reported that one of the attackers has been detained and the other neutralized.

This is a breaking news story please check for further updates.