AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Online gambling operator PointsBet has launched its online, mobile and retail sportsbook offerings in the state of Illinois. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 14th September 2020 | By contenteditor Email Address Online gambling operator PointsBet has launched its online, mobile and retail sportsbook offerings in the state of Illinois.PointsBet’s sports betting website and mobile application will be available to players across the state, with players able to bet on a range of professional and collegiate sports.PointsBet will also roll out a series of retail sportsbooks across the Chicagoland area of the state, including at the Hawthorne Race Course, which in July secured approval to push ahead with a $400m redevelopment project.The racetrack, founded in 1891 and the longest-running legal gambling business in the state, will be transformed into a multi-dimensional gaming destination with slots, table games, pari-mutuel wagering and dining concepts.The redeveloped Hawthorne Casino & Race Course is expected to open in late 2021, pending final licensing approvals.Read the full story on iGB North America. PointsBet rolls out sportsbook offering in Illinois Regions: US Illinois Sports betting Topics: Sports betting
Gross profit also rose 68% to €6.6m, an increase Bragg contributed to a move from games to igaming and platform solutions. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter “We continue to invest in our employees, our technology and our product offering, and this has allowed us to commercialize our in-house casino content studio, with our first game recently launched across our network.” said Richard Carter, newly appointed chief executive of Bragg. In November 2020, Bragg announced the details of its final earn-out payment, which amounted to €22m. Bragg Gaming Group’s revenue rose 61.6% in Q1, while net loss decreased in a positive first quarter for the company, 13th May 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter In terms of operations, customer wagering revenue generated by Bragg’s operator customers came to €3.5bn this quarter, up 52.1% year on year. The number of unique players also rose from 1.6 million in Q1 2020 to 2.4 million this quarter. “With further in-house casino games and player engagement tools scheduled for upcoming release, and our acquisition of Spin Games LLC laying the foundation for our strategy of building a tier one vertically integrated iGaming business in the U.S., Bragg Gaming has never been better positioned for long-term success,” Carter said. Topics: Casino & games Finance Q1 results 2021 Revenue rises and net loss falls in Q1 for Bragg ahead of US entry Regions: Canada Casino & games Tags: Bragg Gaming Group Bragg Bragg’s revenue shot up to €14.1m (£12.1m/USD$17.0m/CAD$20.6m), a rise from €8.7m in revenue in the first quarter of 2020. Adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation EBITDA for the quarter came to €2.3m, a 233.6% increase year on year. Net loss for the period totaled at €1.1m, a €4.6m decrease from Q1 2020. Bragg contributed this decline in losses to its Oryx acquisition earn-out payments in January 2020, as it no longer had to make these payments in Q1 2021. Yesterday Bragg announced its entry into the US market with its acquisition of Spin Games for CAD$30m. Email Address
Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Total Nigeria PLC (TOTAL.ng) 2004 annual report.Company ProfileTotal Nigeria Plc is a marketing and services subsidiary of Total which is a multinational integrated oil and gas company and one of the seven major oil companies in the world. Total operates in 130 countries in the world including Nigeria where it supplies fuel for petrol engines, diesel engines and kerosene. Total’s worldwide business interests cover the entire oil and gas chain from exploration of crude oil and natural gas to the refining, production and trading of petroleum products. Total is also a large-scale manufacturer of chemicals and a major player in low-carbon energies. Total Nigeria Plc has been a leader in the downstream sector of the Nigerian oil and gas industry for over 50 years. The first Total filling station was commissioned in Lagos in 1956. Today, the company operates an extensive distribution network of some 500 service stations, 19 customer service stations, numerous industrial outlets, 5 fuel depots, distribution plants and warehouses located in the Western, Northern and Eastern territories of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Total Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Kyle Sinckler replaces Andrew Porter in Lions squadKyle Sinckler has been called up to the British & Irish Lions 2021 squad after Andrew Porter was ruled out of the tour to South Africa with a toe injury.Ireland prop Porter suffered the injury in Leinster’s 15-12 defeat by Glasgow on Friday night in the Guinness Pro14 Rainbow Cup – his province’s penultimate match of the season.Sinckler, who played in all three Test matches on the 2017 tour to New Zealand, has been named as Porter’s replacement.The England prop was a surprise omission from the original 37-man Lions squad but responded to the disappointment by putting in a Man of the Match performance for Bristol Bears after the announcement – and Warren Gatland has been impressed by his recent form.Related: Kyle Sinckler emotional interview on Lions omissionLions head coach Gatland said: “It’s really bad luck for Andrew and we send him our very best wishes for a quick and successful rehab. The Ireland prop has been ruled out of the South Africa tour with a toe injury LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Highlight “Andrew is a young man with a big future ahead of him and I’m sure he’ll be in contention again in four years’ time.Leinster’s Andrew Porter has suffered a toe injury (Sportsfile/Getty Images)“As always in rugby, when there’s an injury there’s an opportunity for someone else. I have been very pleased to see the way Kyle has responded to initially being left out of the touring party.“He’s shown some excellent form of late and I hope he continues to stick two fingers up to me about leaving him out in the first place.”LIONS 2021 LATEST NEWSSinckler will join up with the Lions squad once Bristol’s domestic season concludes. The Bears ensured a home semi-final in the Gallagher Premiership by beating Leicester on Saturday and will be hoping to make the final on 26 June, the same day the Lions play Japan in Edinburgh. Kyle Sinckler on the attack for Bristol against Sale (Getty Images) Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
“COPY” “COPY” Houses Manufacturers: Brunner, Velfac, VMZINC Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Summer House Gravråk / Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk CopyHouses, Extension•Flakstad, Norway Architects: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk Area Area of this architecture project Norway ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801224/summer-house-gravrak-carl-viggo-holmebakk Clipboard Save this picture!Courtesy of Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk+ 30 Share ArchDaily Area: 25 m² Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Client:PrivateTeam:Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk, Anette Bringsverd, Elisabeth Øymo, Halvard Amble, Hilde RostadmoCity:FlakstadCountry:NorwayMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of Carl-Viggo HølmebakkText description provided by the architects. This project for a summer retreat is an addition to, and rehabilitation of an old “Nordlandshus” (traditional northern Norwegian house) on a remote site in the coastal island area of Lofoten. The original idea was to encapsulate the old and worn-down timber core within a new climatic shell, leaving the old house standing freely and structurally unstressed inside, with the traditional timber constructions exposed. The added construction followed its own grid module, which – apart from a number of technical advantages – gave an interesting “syncopation” of window openings between the old and new structures.Save this picture!Courtesy of Carl-Viggo HølmebakkSave this picture!Courtesy of Carl-Viggo HølmebakkSave this picture!Courtesy of Carl-Viggo HølmebakkHowever, in the project that was built, a more conventional renovation approach was chosen for the existing house. This reduced our architectural contribution to apply to the addition towards the west, and a small annex. The addition is a pure extension of the existing building, and re-uses the geometrical principle with asymmetrical dormer windows to let in light and give a view from the loft. The primary construction for the extension is prefabricated pine glulam. The interior is clad in birch plywood, while the exterior is clad in untreated spruce, which has grayed after two years of exposure to sunlight and rain. The roof is clad in standing seam zinc roofing, and the windows have two-fold frames with aluminum in the exterior and wood in the interior.Save this picture!Courtesy of Carl-Viggo HølmebakkSave this picture!Floor PlansSave this picture!Courtesy of Carl-Viggo HølmebakkThe climate in the area really is quite extreme, especially with wind conditions in mind. While the old house is guy-wired to the ground, the extension is wind-anchored to the encapsulating concrete slab that acts as a stabilizing counterweight.The artwork (this must be the place) is by the Swedish artist Jan Håfstrøm. Save this picture!Courtesy of Carl-Viggo HølmebakkProject gallerySee allShow lessHow to Buy Gifts for Architects: The Ultimate GuideArticles”The Arrogance of Space”: Mapping The Unfair Distribution of Public Space at Urban I…Architecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/801224/summer-house-gravrak-carl-viggo-holmebakk Clipboard Summer House Gravråk / Carl-Viggo HølmebakkSave this projectSaveSummer House Gravråk / Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk CopyAbout this officeCarl-Viggo HølmebakkOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionFlakstadNorwayPublished on December 12, 2016Cite: “Summer House Gravråk / Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk” 12 Dec 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
40 billionaire US families pledge to give away most of wealth 66 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. “We estimate that if all of the billionaires based in the UK decided to give over half of their wealth to charity then this would result in at least an additional £60 billion going to good causes, which would go a long way to solving some of the world’s most pressing problems.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Major gift Howard Lake | 4 August 2010 | News The Giving Pledge was announced last month following conversations between Bill and Melinda Gates, Warren Buffett, and other philanthropists in the US and around the world. It is a moral commitment to give, rather than a legal contract. It does not involve pooling money or supporting a particular set of charities. Indeed, no money will be given out by the programme. The pledge is expressed publicly in order to help raise the profile of charitable giving “and create an atmosphere that can draw more people into philanthropy.”Forty of the wealthiest families and individuals in the USA have committed to donating the majority of their wealth to charitable causes by taking the Giving Pledge.Initial pledge signatories include Michael R. Bloomberg, Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg, Barron Hilton, Warren Buffett, George Lucas, Larry Ellison, Jeff Skoll, David Rockefeller, Paul G. Allen, Bill and Melinda Gates, Ted Turner, and Pierre and Pam Omidyar. They committed themselves to giving at least 50% of their wealth away, although some have pledged a much higher proportion.Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, announced the first signatories just six weeks after the project was first announced. “We’ve really just started,” he said, “but already we’ve had a terrific response.“At its core, the Giving Pledge is about asking wealthy families to have important conversations about their wealth and how it will be used. We’re delighted that so many people are doing just that – and that so many have decided to not only take this pledge but also to commit to sums far greater than the 50% minimum level.”Bea Devlin, Head of International at the Charities Aid Foundation, welcomed the announcement. She commented: Advertisement
Small charities sought to join Nochex Christmas Appeal Online payments firm Nochex is looking for more small charities to benefit from its Christmas digital payments appeal.With the Nochex Christmas Appeal, participating charities appear on its receipts, with shoppers paying through its service asked to make a donation.Donations raised through the Appeal go directly to the charity concerned, and donors can also sign up for Gift Aid.Six charities have so far joined the Appeal: the Tibetan Education Relief Association, the Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds, London based Doorstep Homeless Families Project, and African Village School Fund, Meningioma UK, and Forces Children’s Trust.Nochex, based in Leeds, set up a website earlier this year to help smaller charities accept donations following BT Donate’s withdrawal. So far, more than a hundred charities have joined the service.Nochex is encouraging more charities are encouraged to get involved.Nochex Chief Commercial Officer Andrew Baiden said:“We have never really done anything like this before, but now that we are up and running we’re looking to promote it locally and nationally through our network of online merchants.” 310 total views, 2 views today Advertisement 311 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Melanie May | 16 December 2019 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: christmas
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Thousands protest N.J. pension fund cutsMay 12 protest.Some 4,000 members of the Communications Workers and other public sector unions turned out on May 12 to protest N.J. Gov. Chris Christie’s latest $1.6 billion cut to the state’s pension fund. The Christie administration has withheld a total of $14.9 billion in pension fund contributions since 2010, from what is already one of the least generous pension plans in the country. Ignoring public sector workers’ right to care for their families after retirement, Christie and New Jersey lawmakers have diverted billions of dollars from the pension fund to corporate subsidies and tax cuts to the rich.Protesters wore red T-shirts and carried signs demanding that Christie “Tax millionaires! Fund the pension!” and “Don’t betray retirees!” Workers and union leadership vowed to continue the fight for their hard-earned pensions, chanting “We will be back!” (CWA-union.org, May 14)Wash. state workers walk, demanding promised raisesIn the largest coordinated job action since their successful strike 14 years ago, thousands of workers in the 40,000-member Washington Federation of State Employees (an affiliate of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees) walked out of more than 70 worksites on May 20. They were demanding that the Legislature end the stalemate on their negotiated 4.8 percent pay raises. The walkout comes a week after a salary-setting board OK’d 11 percent raises for legislators while the Senate continued to reject modest raises for state employees — 3 percent on July 1 and 1.8 percent on July 1 of next year. These would be the first raises for state employees in seven years. For two years, they took 3 percent pay cuts, furloughs and layoffs. (The Stand, May 19)Because of the Senate’s latest budget plan unveiled on May 28, which holds WFSE’s contract hostage, the state government may be shut down on July 1, temporarily laying off thousands of WFSE members. (wfse.org, May 28) Stay tuned.Tobacco workers protest at Reynolds stockholders’ meetingAt the May 7 stockholders’ meeting of tobacco giant RJ Reynolds in Winston-Salem, N.C., about 30 allies of tobacco workers made compelling statements about unhealthy, unsafe, unjust conditions in the fields. This is the eighth year that the Farm Labor Organizing Committee has attended these meetings to pressure Reynolds to sign an agreement guaranteeing labor rights for tobacco workers. Board chairperson Wajnert rebutted their demands with a bold-faced lie, calling their demands “illegal and unworkable.” Outside, several hundred FLOC supporters led a loud, colorful, forceful march through the streets. To support FLOC demands, sign the petition on the website of the International Labor Resistance Forum. (ilrf.org) ¡Hasta la victoria!ROC haunts restaurant industry trade showRestaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC) haunted the country’s most powerful employer lobby group, the National Restaurant Association, at its trade show in Chicago, May 16-19. ROC held numerous impromptu protests calling for a meeting with NRA President Dawn Sweeney. During one talk, with Sweeney on stage, several workers stood up holding signs and chanting “$2.13 is not the American Dream [sic]!” The figure $2.13 is the federal minimum wage for tipped workers, including servers, bartenders, hosts, bussers and dishwashers. ROC statistics show that the vast majority of servers are women, often women of color, young, immigrant and rural, who use food stamps at double the rate of the rest of the U.S. workforce, are three times as likely to live in poverty and face obscenely high rates of sexual harassment. While ROC’s activities surely got Sweeney’s attention, the press also took notice.
Facebook Update: A previous version said that Èlan McCall tied the TCU record for most consecutive games with double-digit kills. She is tied for second. Linkedin Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Photo by Jack Wallace First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Colin Post is a Sports Broadcasting and Journalism double-major from Houston, Texas. Along with sports writing, Colin hopes to work in sports announcing after he graduates. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ + posts Twitter ReddIt Colin Post Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Previous articleWhat we’re reading: FBI reviews and legislationNext articleTuesday is the last day to register to vote Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award printTCU volleyball dropped their closest match of the season to No. 4 Texas Wednesday, losing 3-2 (23-25, 22-25, 25-20, 25-18, 12-15).After being down 0-2, the Horned Frogs battled back to tie the match at two, only to drop the final set in nail-biting fashion.“I think our team fought really hard tonight,” said head coach Jill Kramer.Texas, undefeated in Big 12 play (4-0), looked unphased and ready to prove themselves early in front of a packed house and ESPN cameras.Outside hitter Micaya White, last week’s Big 12 player of the week, had seven kills in the first set to go along with a .412 hitting percentage. White finished the match with 19 kills and 12 digs, showing why she was also voted the preseason Big 12 player of the year.The Frogs had three service errors in the first set alone, along with a mere .184 hitting percentage.“We missed a ton of serves in the first couple sets,” Kramer said. “That’s such a big part of our game.”Regardless, thanks to the poise and leadership of sophomore setter Tori Dilfer, the Horned Frogs were able to stay competitive in the first set. Her 13 first-set assists gave TCU life offensively; however, the firepower of the Longhorns proved too much, and Texas prevailed 25-23.Dilfer would finish the match with 52 total assists, reaching the 50 plus assist mark for the second-straight match.“Tori does a really good job of learning about the other team and what it feels like to feel their blockers on the other side of the net as the match progresses,” Kramer said.The story was much of the same in the second set. Texas looked bigger, stronger and more prepared to play than TCU. The Horned Frogs .139 hitting percentage, compared to the Longhorns’ .400, was too great a deficit and Texas won 25-22 to go up 2-0.Although TCU continued to struggle offensively in the third set, they showed that they were not intimidated by the primetime setting and put together a defensive effort that turned the momentum of the match around.“The hype was real, it was all up there,” Dilfer said. “In practice, I think we stayed really focused on the right stuff. Once we settled in, I think it drove that performance.”Despite leading the Big 12 in hitting percentage with .304, Texas hit only .027 percent in the set. This was primarily due to the 20 total team digs by TCU, six of which came from defensive specialist Berklie Baker. Baker finished the match tied for a team-high 18 digs.This defensive push gave TCU the life they needed, and they won the third set 25-20.After starting the fourth set slowly, the Frogs found life offensively by the attack of senior middle blocker Anna Walsh and an ace from outside hitter Lexi MacLean. TCU finished the set on a 12-5 run to win 25-18.“I think offensively, we’re the best we have ever been,” Dilfer said. “We have such a good flow, so I think that helped a lot tonight.”Walsh had four of her 10 total kills in the set and all three of her digs. MacLean would also finish with three total aces on the match.Down to their final set, the two teams scrapped and clawed for each point. With the Frogs and Longhorns fighting back-and-forth, there were eight ties in the set alone.First-year outside hitter Èlan McCall rose to the occasion with 5 kills to go with an outstanding .714 hitting percentage. McCall would finish with a game-high 24 kills, along with 17 digs. This match extends her streak of games with double-digit kills to 15.A kill by first-year middle blocker Katie Clark put the Frogs up 12-10 in the fifth set, but that point would be their final point of the night.TCU dropped the final set 12-15 to lose the match 3-2. Clark would finish the match with a career-high 17 kills and 3 digs.The Frogs drop to 10-5 on the season and 2-2 in Big 12 play. This was their first loss at home (9-1). TCU is now 1-15 against Texas in their all-time series.Despite the loss, TCU stays confident, knowing that they showed the nation that they could hang with the best.The Frogs take their loss confidently, knowing the fight and improvement they showed. Photo by GoFrogs.com“Obviously a loss always sucks, but the confidence that tonight built is just going to keep building,” said Dilfer. “That’s the first time I’ve seen us play like that for that long of a match.” ReddIt Facebook Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello TCU will play at home again on October 7 against Texas Tech, the top-ranked team in the Big 12. First serve is set for 1 p.m. inside the Rickell. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/
NewsLocal NewsCommunity safety provides assurance for Garryowen residentsBy admin – November 12, 2009 628 WhatsApp Advertisement Email GARRYOWEN residents are feeling more assured following the arrival into their area of the community co-ordinator team.Over the next six months, the team will work on pilot projects and in the process, improve community safety, the local environment and community spirit.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Cllr Kieran O’Hanlon said this is a very positive move that the residents will benefit from.“I’m delighted that the co-ordinator team is coming into Garryowen and I’m certain it will do a lot to raise morale for everyone living there, both young and old”.The co-ordinators are carrying out a street lighting blitz in the large housing estate, reporting any defects to the city council and during this month and December, safety chains and smoke alarms for elderly residents will be installed, free of charge.“We will be putting together a list of eligible residents over the winter months, so if you are 60 years or over and would like to be considered for this project, please ring us on 407247,” invites a spokesperson for the Limerick City Community Safety Partnership.A specially prepared educational programme focusing on the topic of community affairs, will be delivered in the Garryowen schools by the co-ordinators, who will also deliver a Christmas card initiative in the schools, aimed at building links with the old and young in the community.The new year will get off to a clean start with the implementation of an environmental educational programme. Aimed at young and older residents, the proposed plan of litter picks and window boxes, will see residents collecting litter on the area’s large green areas and learning how to plant seasonal flowers to enhance the environment.A special crime awareness initiative developed by Youth Reach and the Gardai National Juvenile Office, will be run by members of the Irishtown Gardai Division Programme, with the aim of encouraging young people to think about community safety and the consequences of their actions before doing wrong and in a lighter vein, there is an after-school activity club that focuses on promoting community spirit.“JUMP is an after-school physical activity programme – a one hour session that involves fair play activities for boys and girls. It is to be run in the local boys and girls primary schools and parents will be notified by the schools if their child is invited to participate. Twitter Facebook Print Linkedin Previous articleThe tallest tree and a host of activitiesNext articleFlannery and Hayes return to face Australia admin