first_img12th December 2019 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance Online gaming solutions provider River iGaming will focus more on B2B operations after the division performed ahead of expectations in the third quarter, but has sought advice on strategic alternatives for its B2C business after it fell short of targets. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Online gaming solutions provider River iGaming will focus more on B2B operations after the division performed ahead of expectations in the third quarter, but has sought advice on strategic alternatives for its B2C business after it fell short of targets.In a trading update, River said it went live with its first B2B client in September, while the provider also reported a “backlog of new clients”, with rising demand for its B2B solutions.However, River also reported a “very challenging” market for its B2C brands, and the worse-than-expected performance for this segment is set to impact its results for the second half of 2019.River said it has initiated and partially completed significant cost cutting measures for the B2C division, and is working with Akur Capital to review strategic alternatives for the segment.As a result, River said it will commit more resources on becoming a software-as-a-service driven B2B business. River said it is working on different initiatives to capitalise on opportunities in B2B, with spending to continue as planned within the segment.The move comes after River in July completed the acquisition of the Bear Group B2C subsidiary of mobile games developer Gaming Realms in a deal worth £11.5m (€13.6m/$15.1m). That sale allowed Gaming Realms to pivot to a dedicated B2B supplier.River said that once it has merged Bear Group into its current operations, it will be able to provide its customers with a better experience. In addition, River said centralising operations will create a leaner cost structure and optimise overall performance.In Q3, River also completed the acquisition of Gaming Realms’ igaming platform, which it will continue to develop and enhance as it targets new B2B clients.Meanwhile, River also highlighted the ongoing development of its Mediafusion marketing platform, with the build to be completed before the end of the year. River said the platform will help drive additional revenue.In terms of overall financial performance in the third quarter, proforma revenue for the third quarter amounted to €3.8m. Direct costs for the period amounted to €2.2m, meaning River ended the quarter with a gross profit of £1.6m.However, River also incurred various other costs, including operating costs worth €797,257 in Q3. Personnel costs stood at €1.3m, marketing costs amounted to €869,833 and depreciation and amortisation expenses totalled €42,007. This meant River was left with an operating loss of €1.4m for the period.For the year-to-date, proforma revenue stood at €9.2m and after direct costs of €4.4m, gross profit was €4.8m. Expenses related to operating, marketing and personnel, as well as depreciation and amortisation, meant an operating loss of €4.0m for the nine months to 30 September.center_img Topics: Finance Strategy River iGaming to ramp up B2B focus amid B2C struggles Tags: Online Gambling Email Addresslast_img read more

first_imgOando Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Energy sector has released it’s 2009 abridged results.For more information about Oando Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Oando Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Oando Plc (  2009 abridged results.Company ProfileOando Plc is the largest integrated energy solutions provider in Nigeria and internationally. The company has onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration operations throughout Africa and trades in crude refined and unrefined petroleum products. Separate operations are responsible for storing, hauling and distributing petroleum and gas products; providing logistics and other services; and managing aviation activities. Oando Trading supplies and trades crude oil and petroleum products which includes naphtha, gasoline, fuel oil, gas oil, kerosene and bitumen. Oando Financial Trading & Hedging offers a highly centralised and financial risk management framework and is active in most financial energy markets worldwide. Oando Shipping & Chartering has access to a global pool of shipping brokers and vessel owners which means it is able to offer highly competitive rates for shipping and chartering services. Established in 1956 and formerly known as Unipetrol Nigeria Plc, the company changed its name to Oando Plc in 2003. Oando Plc is a subsidiary of Ocean and Oil Development Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Oando Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgWhy I’m looking at the FTSE 100’s crash as a fantastic investment opportunity A look at the FTSE 100’s history tells us that the best time to invest in shares is when economic uncertainty is high and stock prices are low. For example, had you bought shares at the height of the Global Financial Crisis in late 2008, you could have made an absolute mint over the next five years. Similarly, had you invested in early 2003 – when geopolitical tension between the US and Iraq was elevated – you could have cleaned up in the years after.Economic uncertainty is at sky-high levels right now due to the coronavirus pandemic. And many FTSE stocks are down significantly year to date. So I believe we could be looking at another great long-term investment opportunity. Stocks could remain volatile in the short term, of course, and the situation could get worse before it gets better. However, I’m convinced that in the long run, those buying shares now should be rewarded.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…FTSE 100 bargainsScanning the UK stock market, I’m certainly seeing some attractive opportunities. For example, alcoholic drinks legend Diageo, which is poised to benefit from rising wealth in the emerging markets over the next decade, is down roughly 18% this year. Similarly, software company Sage, which has considerable long-term growth potential, is also down about 18%. Meanwhile, insurer Prudential, which looks set for powerful growth due to its exposure to Asia, is down over 25% year to date. My belief is that in five-to-10 years’ time, the current share prices of these FTSE 100 stocks will look like absolute bargains.Putting my money to workI’ve certainly been putting my own money to work recently in the wake of the stock market crash. I’ve bought more Diageo and Sage for my portfolio. But I’ve also bought shares in online broker Hargreaves Lansdown and hip and knee replacement specialist Smith & Nephew. In addition, I’ve bought shares in JD Sports Fashion and FTSE AIM 100 online retailer ASOS. Both were absolutely crushed in the recent market sell-off.It’s early days, but so far, the results have been pretty good. ASOS, in particular, has been a great purchase – it’s up around 90% since I bought it in mid-March.FTSE stocks could fall furtherOf course, FTSE 100 shares could fall again in the near term. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if we see another leg down before a sustained stock market recovery. Research by Stockomendation, says that in 15 bear markets since 1950, only one didn’t see the initial major low tested within three months of a rally.Given the high level of uncertainty, I believe that the best approach to investing right now is to drip-feed money into the market over time. You could dump a whole lot of money into stocks at once. But I think it’s sensible to buy small amounts of shares at regular intervals. That way, if FTSE 100 stocks do fall further, you’ll be able to take advantage of the lower share prices on offer. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Saturday, 11th April, 2020 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. 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first_img  29 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 Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Arts & Business Funding Northern Ireland Arts and Business NI to hold trust seminar Arts and Business NI is holding a one day seminar on 30 April in Belfast on funding from trusts and foundations.Arts and Business say they have organised the seminar because several UK trusts and foundations are keen to engage more with the arts and cultural sector in Northern Ireland in order to build awareness of their areas of interest and their funding priorities now and in the future.The event is being run in partnership with the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF) and Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI). At the symposium attendees will not only hear directly from Trusts and Foundations but you will also be able to share experiences and network.There will also be an opportunity for attendees to pre-book a one-to-one surgery with each trust in the afternoon session.Trusts and foundations confirmed to attend so far include the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Wolfson Foundation, BBC Children in Need, BBC Performing Arts Fund, Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and Lloyds TSB Foundation for Northern Ireland.The venue for the seminar is The MAC, Northern’s new art centre in Belfast. Further information is available from A&B’s Brona Whitaker on 028 9073 5155 or at [email protected] Howard Lake | 25 April 2012 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

first_imgGiving Back Huntington Hospital Reports It Provided $129,780,381 in Community Benefits to Pasadena Area Last Year From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 10:57 am Mejor Salud, Mejor Vida community outreach clinicAs part of its non-profit mission, Huntington Hospital provides significant benefits to the communities it serves, often in the form of free and part-pay hospital care for the uninsured and those with limited means. 2017 marked a historic milestone — Huntington Hospital’s 125 year of serving the community — and during the year, the hospital provided a record-breaking total of an estimated $129,780,381 worth of health care services and support to residents of the San Gabriel Valley and beyond.“I am so proud to share this report,” said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “As a non-profit hospital, providing care to our community and creating community wellness has been essential to our mission for the last century. Our ongoing community partnerships and support will enable us to continue this focus well into the future.”These community benefits include charity care for those patients unable to pay, as well as care expenses underwritten by the hospital that reflect the differences between the actual cost of the care and the amount of money received for patients covered by Medicare and/or Medi-Cal.Community benefits support research, education, and training, including clinical research, graduate medical education programs, scholarships, and continuing education in nursing and many other disciplines as well as benefits directed at the community-at-large, such as seniors, other vulnerable populations or the underserved, and those suffering from specific diseases (such as heart failure).In 2017, Huntington Hospital provided:• Health screening and counseling to 1,962 people,• Over 2,045 free flu shots to members of the community,• Weekly breastfeeding support groups to 3,500 mothers,• Senior Care Network Resource Center support and referrals benefiting 5,000 callers/walk-ins,• 75,680 visits to Huntington Hospital’s Emergency and Trauma Center,• 24-hour transportation assistance to 1,053 people to help patients overcome transportation-related barriers to care, and;• ‘Stop the Bleed’ training to 42 local school nurses and 29 local employees to help provide tools and knowledge on how to stop life-threatening bleeding for injuries at school or in the workplace.These benefits, and many more, are described in detail in an annual Community Benefits Report submitted to the state each May.To review the complete 2017 Community Benefits report, please visit Huntington HospitalHuntington Hospital,, is a 619-bed not-for-profit hospital in Pasadena, California. We are named among the top hospitals in California and nationally ranked in two specialties by U.S. News and World Report. Learn more about us on Facebook and on Twitter @huntingtonnews. First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Herbeauty9 Of The Best Metabolism-Boosting Foods For Weight LossHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCostume That Makes Actresses Beneath Practically UnrecognizableHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img 6 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Community News More Cool Stuff Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a commentlast_img read more

first_img Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein, left, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, second left, visit the Leumit Health Care Services vaccination facility and meet Theodor Salzen, the 4 millionth person in Israel to be vaccinated for the coronavirus, in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. Candidates hoping to topple Netanyahu in next month’s election are looking to the U.S. experience of 2020 for lessons about campaigning during a pandemic. Pinterest Twitter Pandemic politicking: Israel’s election sprint echoes US’s By Digital AIM Web Support – February 17, 2021 TAGS  WhatsApp WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter Facebook Local NewsWorld News Facebook Pinterest Previous articleAP FACT CHECK: Biden and his shifting goalposts on schoolsNext articleComentários de Tekce sobre ‘Anistia de Riqueza’ Cria um Grande Fluxo de Capital Estrangeiro para Turquia Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

first_imgLocal News TxDOT logo Texas Department of Transportation traffic alerts for June 18, 2019.  >> TERRELL COUNTY: Sheriff’s Office says Hwy 90 open again 30 miles east of town. Workers are still on scene clearing the wreckage. Please use caution if traveling in the area. Pinterest TxDOT traffic alerts for June 18, 2019 Twitter Facebook TAGS  Pinterestcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Previous article061919_Juneteenth_JF_02Next articleGOOD NEWS: Scholarships Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

first_img By News Highland – August 11, 2011 Police investigating reports of overnight gunshots in Derry NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest Facebook Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Police in Derry are investigating reports that a number of shots were fired in the city last night.The incident happened just after 11 o clock on Quarry Street.It is not thought that anyone was injuredcenter_img Google+ Previous articleDerryman in court on firearms chargesNext articleUpgrade to Regional status will improve diabetes services at Letterkenny General News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Google+ News Twitter 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Facebooklast_img read more

first_img Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Previous articleTrial to start of woman charged in connection with Mc Sherry road deathNext articleA-CEART welcome news of new drug testing kits for Gardai News Highland Homepage BannerNews Shiels hits out at “meaningless” budgetary process PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Google+ Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Pinterest By News Highland – October 27, 2015 Pinterest HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter Twittercenter_img “We are back once again to County Council budget time of the year. However just like last year and the years before it the entire process is doomed to be meaningless before it even starts.Last years County budget was just passed without a line being changed – Council management prepared a budget and Councillors after spending 12 hours hanging around at Lifford just passed it (for nearly the entire day the actual Council meeting was ‘adjourned’). That was not agreeable to me and I voted against it.This year we are back on track for more of the same. Each municipal District is supposed to receive from Council management a draft Municipal District Budget to provide for everything from roads to housing but Council management are refusing to furnish any such budget. This is a statutory requirement under the Local Government act 2001 (as amended). Instead Council Management have decided to get over the requirements of legislation by asking councillors to pass a draft  Strategic Development Fund for next year at half the value of what it was this year and then just call that a draft Municipal District Budget, even though its nothing of the kind .The next acts in the farce are scheduled to take place at Lifford tomorrow where Councillors in each Municipal District will be asked to pass something which even a 3 year old child wouldn’t be convinced is a budget in 5 minutes each. Yes, that is correct, 5 minutes for each Municipal District to pass what is supposed to be a budget – but of course the reason it will only take 5 minutes is it s not a budget at all but only a farcical attempt to give the impression that the budgetary Provisions of the Local Government Act 2001 as amended are being complied with.Councillors are being asked by Management to do without Municipal District Budgets because its inconvenient but if Councillors allow this then we are failing in our duty to scrutinise every provision of the budget and have a substantive input to it – the simple fact is that despite a legislative requirement to have a Municipal District budget for each Municipal District, no such budgets exist – Council management are refusing to prepare these and Councillors are just going along with that. I have asked for a Municipal District Budget now on several occasions over the last few weeks but Management are refusing to furnish me with same. This is the reality of life as a Councillor – trying to do things right, but being ignored.In another few weeks a full budget meeting will be held in Lifford at which a Budget of approximately 130 Million Euro will likely be presented. If its anything like last year, there will be bluster and comment but in the end nothing will really change and Council management will have their way budget wise once again.I want to have a proper say in the budget process and I believe that some other Councillors do too but its just rubber stamping that’s happening at the moment – I’m highlighting this now as the proper statutory budget process is not being followed and the general public deserve to know about this”. Cllr Shiels’ statement in full – Facebook WhatsApp Google+ A Donegal councillor has described the budget process as a “farce”, claiming that as discussions on the 2016 budget get underway, the entire process is doomed to be meaningless before it even starts.Cllr Dessie Shiels says last years County budget was passed without a line being changed, after hours of hanging around and several adjournments.He voted against, saying the process was not acceptable to him.Cllr Shiels has also hit out at the failure of the council to provide comprehensive Municipal District budgets. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more

first_imgNews UpdatesOnline Classes: Allahabad High Court To Decide Plea For 50% Relaxation In School Tution Fees On Jan 18 Akshita Saxena11 Jan 2021 7:07 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court has listed the PIL seeking 50% relaxation in school tution fees until commencement of physical classes, for final disposal on January 18. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saurabh Shyam Shamshery today directed the Standing Counsel to avail instructions from the Government with regard to application and execution of Uttar…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court has listed the PIL seeking 50% relaxation in school tution fees until commencement of physical classes, for final disposal on January 18. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice Saurabh Shyam Shamshery today directed the Standing Counsel to avail instructions from the Government with regard to application and execution of Uttar Pradesh Self – Financed Independent Schools (Fee Regulation) Act, 2018. It added, “Let this petition for writ be listed for final disposal, at this stage, on 18.1.2021.” The pleas were filed by the High Court Bar Association as well as the District Bar Association, along with UP Vyapari Mandal and other private parties through Advocates Sudhir Srivastava, Rajiv Shukla and Shashwat Anand. They had asserted that arbitrary levying of fees by private schools in the name of ‘Sit-At-Home’ (Online) Education, is violative of the UP Self Finance Independents Schools (Fee Regulation) Act, 2018 which seeks to regulate the conduct of private unaided schools and to provide a limitation on unreasonable demand of fees by such education institutions. It was highlighted that conducting online classes is a much cheaper schooling model as compared to the regular education model requiring physical presence, and therefore it is “in the interest of all the canons of justice, equity, and good conscience, the fees of ‘SitAt-Home Education’, can by no means be equated with or the charged the same as the older actual/physical education of the pre-COVID-19 Era.” The Petitioners also sought waiver of other fees that has become ineffective, such as Sports fees, Lab fees, Library fees, etc. “As of now the Schools/ Institutions are imparting solely ‘Online Education’ or ‘ Sit-At-Home’ education exclusive of all other extra-curricular activities, such as library, spcrts, parking, canteen, computer and science labs, etc. The ‘Online Education’ or ‘Sit-At-Home’ education, by the widest stretch of imagination, can only be equated to Tuition’ and the charging of tuition-fees. Thus, the charging of any fees, in addition to or over and above the Tuition-fees’ is arbitrary and hit by Article 14 of the Constitution and hence unconstitutional and void,” the plea stated. Other reliefs sought by the Petitioners include a direction to the Government to lay down a comprehensive and uniform criteria/policy/plan/regulation/frame-work for the charging of a common/uniform fees, whether in respect of ‘Sit-At-Home’ education or otherwise, for the U.P., ICSE and CBSE Boards. Further, they had sought constitution of a Committee, comprising of appropriate Ministries, Authorities, Departments and all necessary stakeholders, so as to review, revise, rehaul and lay down a uniform policy/plan/criteria/framework/guidelines, for the charging of fees by the U.P., ICSE and CBSE Boards, inter alia, ‘Sit-At-Home’ Education fees; Alternatively, they sought framing of appropriate guidelines by the High Court u/Art. 226, for the redressal of the matters and grievances as contemplated in the PIL, inter alia, dealing with the charging of fees, including ‘Sit-At-Home’ Education fees, during and notwithstanding, the COVID-19 Era, and issue appropriate directions in regard thereto. In June last year, the High Court had dismissed a PIL seeking complete waiver of school fees, including tution fees by private schools, amid the pandemic. “Most of the schools and colleges are taking up on-line classes for the students and teachers are taking either live classes or sending videos to the students. Even students are being given homework and the same is being checked by the teachers,” the Court had observed. Case Title: Prashant Kumar Shukla & Ors. v. Union of India & Ors. Click Here To Download Order Read OrderNext Storylast_img read more