Rank sees a lift from gamblers

first_imgThursday 7 October 2010 8:07 pm More From Our Partners Russell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org KCS-content Rank sees a lift from gamblers whatsapp Share BRITISH gaming firm Rank Group forecast its full-year performance would be around the top of analysts’ estimates after all its businesses improved during the third quarter.Analysts are expecting full-year pre-tax profit to range from £48m to £53m compared with £49m for 2009, Rank, owner of the Mecca bingo hall and Grosvenor casino chains, said like-for-like revenue for the third-quarter, which ended on 2 October rose seven per cent, driven by strong performances from Grosvenor and Rank Interactive, while total revenue for the period was up eight per cent.For the year to date, like-for-like revenue was up four per cent and total revenue seven per cent higher.“Whilst the consumer environment is likely to remain challenging for some time to come, the group is in a strong financial position and has made considerable progress in improving the standard of its products and services,” it said in a trading statement. Rank, which plans to roll out 10 more casinos over northern and central England over the next few years, said like-for-like revenues at Grosvenor and its interactive unit rose nine per cent on higher customer visits and spend. Rank Interactive’s like-for-like revenues jumped 26 per cent. Mecca Bingo achieved like-for-like growth in revenue as spending per head improved. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) 2004 Annual Report

first_imgPromotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2004 annual report.For more information about Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Promotion and Development Ltd (PAD.mu)  2004 annual report.Company ProfilePromotion and Development Limited is a company based in Mauritius which deals in the shares investment, property development, and supply and provision of services associated with such activities in Mauritius. The company has property, shares, and security segments that it operates through. Promotion and Development Limited also rents properties and provides security and property protection services, as well as sells equipment. Promotion and Development Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgMargarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Margarine Industries Limited (MIL.mu)  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMargarine Industries Limited is a Mauritian company that focuses on the manufacturing, distribution and sale of margarine and other related products. The company also engages in the import and distribution of dried foodstuffs such as concentrated juices, fruit juices, canned foods, rice, biscuits, syrups, UHT milk, chocolate spread, yeasts, cereals, and honey. Margarine Industries Limited handles its business under two segments, which are manufacturing and trading. Margarine Industries Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Ascencia Limited (ASCE.mu) HY2020 Interim Report

first_imgAscencia Limited (ASCE.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the half year.For more information about Ascencia Limited (ASCE.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Ascencia Limited (ASCE.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Ascencia Limited (ASCE.mu)  2020 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileAscencia Limited is a commercial property fund with an investment portfolio comprising quality income earning properties located in Mauritius. The company specialises in retail properties where the company engages in the acquisition, investment and investment holding of real estate properties on the Mauritian island. Ascencia Limited (Class A shares) operates shopping malls locally and regionally. Ascencia Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Hotshot: Leinster full-back Jack Kelly

first_img Leading figure: Jack Kelly was named Ireland U20 captain for the Six Nations. Photo: Inpho LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS TAGS: Leinster Find out more about talented Leinster back Jack Kelly Date of birth 26 October 1997 Country IrelandHow did you get into rugby? My dad and my uncles are mad into rugby, so it was always something I was going to get into. I started when I was five.What position did you play? Centre was my preferred position all the way up and then in my last year at school (St Michael’s College) I got moved to full-back.What do you prefer? I’ve grown to like full-back – I didn’t like it at the start! I like different aspects of both positions. At full-back you’re quite far from the action while at centre you’re more involved. But you get more space to run and express yourself with the ball at full-back.What are your strengths? I love running with the ball and attacking, and I like any of the contact elements of the game. I’m working on my catching and kicking – the more specific roles of full-back.When did you get involved with Leinster? U17s. Then I was with the U18s, U19s and now the academy. I’m often involved with Leinster A and we do opposition sessions against the seniors sometimes.How do you balance rugby with your studies? I’m in my first year of studying law at Trinity and the college do help me out. When it’s something like the Six Nations, I’m essentially out of college for six or seven weeks and I have friends who help me with notes on stuff I miss. I do my best to catch up with work by myself and I’ve managed so far. RW Verdict: Named Ireland U20 captain for the Six Nations, Kelly’s campaign was disrupted by injury. Still, he has a mentor at Leinster in Isa Nacewa, who is “good at everything” and can offer advice on leading from 15.This article first appeared in the May 2017 issue of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Rugby Rant: Give props their due in World Rugby awards

first_imgIt’s time bigger blokes got awards nods from the game’s governing body, writes Russ Petty The scrum was also a major talking point after the opening games in Pool A of the Autumn Nations Cup, while Pro14 viewers witnessed the rare sight of a substitute tighthead being named as Man of the Match in November, when WP Nel’s scrummaging on a wet night in Llanelli was celebrated.“What does a prop have to do to make the list?”Is there perhaps a positional bias when evaluating performances, similar to the quarterback and running back dominance of the NFL’s MVP award? Does a comparative lack of noticeable involvements or fewer minutes played count against props? With 41% of the total nominations, 68% of the previous winners have been flankers and fly-halves. A favouring of the more successful teams? New Zealand account for 30% of nominations and 53% of winners, while Joe Taufete’e is the only ever nominee from a Tier Two nation. Rugby Rant: Give props their due in World Rugby awardsHOW MANY of the 101 previous nominations for World Rugby Men’s 15s Player of the Year have been for a prop? How many times in 19 years have they been up for what is described as ‘the ultimate accolade’? The answer is zero. With the usual award show not on last year, 2021 is the earliest this trend could change.So why no recognition for props? There’s the argument that the importance of the scrum has diminished over the years. According to Opta (part of Stats Perform), the average number of scrums per Rugby World Cup game reduced from 32 in 1987 to 14 in 2019.But ‘no scrum, no win’ surely can’t be sent to rugby’s cliché recycling bin yet. Not when it was so evident in South Africa’s 2019 World Cup final triumph or Saracens’ ending of Leinster’s 25-game winning streak in September – contests that both featured tighthead Vincent Koch. Let’s talk about those props that both play for flourishing sides and excel beyond the less visible ‘dark arts’ of the scrum or clearing rucks. Tadhg Furlong made the EPCR European Player of the Year longlist in four consecutive seasons and the shortlist twice. He is the only northern hemisphere prop to have started in three Test wins against New Zealand in the professional era. In the past decade, he accounts for three of the five times a Tier One prop has beaten five or more defenders in a Test. In the same period, no England player has made more tackles in a Test than the 27 by Mako Vunipola against Ireland in 2019. Only CJ Stander made a run or tackle more often than the Saracen on the 2017 Lions tour (every 3 minutes 21 seconds he played).If players of this calibre aren’t receiving nominations, then what does a prop forward have to do to make the list? It’s time to live up to the ‘game for all shapes and sizes’ mantra when it comes to awards nights.This article originally appeared in the January 2021 edition of Rugby World magazine.center_img Big engine: Ireland prop Tadhg Furlong (Inpho) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.last_img read more

Celebrating solutions that chip away at big problems: 3 essential reads

first_img Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear TAGStheconversation.com Previous articleWhat Kwanzaa means for the black community in the USNext articleApopka’s Biggest Stories of 2018: Wiggins wins APD’s Officer of the Year Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Emily Schwartz Greco is a Philanthropy + Nonprofits Editor, for The Conversation. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here By Emily Schwartz Greco, The ConversationEditor’s note: As we come to the end of the year, Conversation editors take a look back at the stories that – for them – exemplified 2018.Slowing the pace of climate change, increasing access to health care and comprehensively covering the news are very different but worthy goals with some things in common.One is gridlock. The nation’s leaders are doing little to solve these problems.Another is sticker shock: Holding the line at 2 degrees Celsius of global warming – or less – would cost trillions of dollars and require systemic change. The same goes for securing adequate medical treatment for all Americans. Reporting the news costs billions, but nobody knows how to pay that tab either.To see how disheartening this is, search the internet for the terms “climate change,” “health care” or “newsrooms” and “despair.” You’ll generate hundreds of thousands of hits or more.That’s why I like to pause, especially at the year’s end, to celebrate innovations and encouraging trends that chip away at huge challenges.1. Bypassing drug shortagesFor example, the emergence of Civica Rx is encouraging. The nonprofit generic drugmaker, which launched in 2018, will soon begin producing 14 hospital-administered generics. Most of them are too scarce to meet demand.The venture has not disclosed its business model. But “should it choose to do so, Civica Rx could theoretically set the price at or near the cost of production,” writes Stacie B. Dusetzina, a Vanderbilt University health policy and cancer scholar. That would make a big difference in a country where pharmaceuticals can sell for triple what they cost elsewhere.If Civica Rx succeeds at making treatment in hospitals cheaper and better, there will be fewer excuses for not fixing the rest of the health care system’s broken pieces.2. Scrapping emissionsJust as Civica Rx makes it possible to feel more optimistic about the future of U.S. health care, the industrial-scale repurposing of steel and aluminum holds promise regarding climate change.Scrap metal gets recycled the way cans and boxes from your household do, only on a bigger scale. Repurposing metal from demolished buildings and nonroadworthy cars saves money, tempers landfill problems and uses much less energy than starting from scratch.Because the process requires less power, it “has a much-smaller carbon footprint,” explains Daniel Cooper, a University of Michigan mechanical engineer. “The greenhouse gas emissions for recycling steel are around one-quarter of what they are for making new steel, and recycling aluminum cuts emissions by more than 80 percent.”Granted, China’s unwillingness to import as much American junk as it used to due to trade tensions is disrupting global scrap markets.But the U.S. could potentially use all of steel and aluminum it throws out right here, Cooper contends. That would cut down on emissions even more by bypassing the carbon released into the atmosphere from hauling cargo across oceans.3. Teaming up between newsroomsThe traditional way to cover the news is inefficient. Many journalists often report on the same events and scandals, working in isolation and duplicating efforts.That’s starting to change, observes Magda Konieczna, an assistant professor of journalism at Temple University.A growing number of news organizations “are sharing their high-quality journalism with other outlets,” she explains. “By teaming up, they can inform bigger audiences about the problems like corruption, environmental dangers and abusive business practices.”Most of the time, the sharing involves news nonprofits without big audiences, Konieczna finds. This collaborative approach helps “elevate the quality of the media where people are already going for news: newspapers and newscasts, whether directly or through Facebook and Twitter.” Please enter your comment! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Riverside House / Three Sixty Architecture

first_img “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935361/riverside-house-three-sixty-architecture Clipboard 2019 New Zealand Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs:  Simon Devitt Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Architects: Three Sixty Architecture Area Area of this architecture project Area:  485 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyHouses•Christchurch, New Zealand Photographs Lead Architect: Year: center_img CopyAbout this officeThree Sixty ArchitectureOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesChristchurchOn FacebookNew ZealandPublished on March 12, 2020Cite: “Riverside House / Three Sixty Architecture” 12 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream “COPY” Engineering:GHD LtdLandscape:Outerspace LandscapesCollaborators:Lume DesignCity:ChristchurchCountry:New ZealandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Simon DevittText description provided by the architects. Riverside House is an elegant and sculptural family haven located on a highly constrained site bounded by two major arterial routes in a desirable corner of Hagley Park. The challenge was to make the most of the site and to fit a large family home into a tight building envelope constrained by river setbacks and a footprint afforded by an original house that occupied the land. Embracing the riverside setting while retaining privacy was a primary concern of the client and project brief.Save this picture!© Simon DevittOur response was to design a simple, uncluttered composition of stacked forms interlinked and cut open to expose the interior spaces to the adjacent river and park views beyond. The ground floor contains kitchen, dining, living areas, garaging and a guest suite.  The upper floor contains bedrooms and media room.  Save this picture!© Simon DevittSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Simon DevittLarge sliding glass doors open fully to dissolve the boundary between interior and exterior spaces, further reinforced with seamless floor tiling and wall finishes employed continuously between interior and exterior spaces. Terraces flow off the main living areas and lead to a separate garden pavilion containing a swimming pool, spa and change room.Save this picture!© Simon DevittThe living areas within the house are restrained and minimal.  The entire ground floor is open and inter-connected yet does not feel stark or sterile.  The kitchen is carefully detailed with a functional cooking area concealed in a separate annex, allowing the occupants to enjoy the primary space without clutter.Save this picture!ElevationsThe materiality is sophisticated and elegant – burnished concrete render, stone flooring and dark timbers delivering a rich and tactile experience. Subtle separation of forms allows the upper level to float freely over the lower.  An elegant detail that gives a lightness to the powerful western elevation.Save this picture!© Simon DevittThe design responds to privacy by incorporating a textured mix of screening devices – from dark vertical louvers along the southern and northern facades to softer interior draping intended to shroud and conceal the interior environment without losing the occupant’s relationship to the river and park beyond. Filtered light and shadow created by the first-floor louvers result in a collection of calm and ordered spaces that respond to the tempo of the day and season.Save this picture!© Simon DevittSave this picture!© Simon DevittThis is a building that celebrates its location and compliments the existing site context and surrounding landscape, yet still provides a comfortable retreat away from a very busy urban environment. Collaborators on this project were Lume Design for interiors, and Outerspace Landscapes.Save this picture!© Simon DevittThe key design elements that form the sustainability approach to this project are a well-insulated envelope, located and formed to follow best practice passive solar design principles. Riverside house’s orientation was largely dictated by the site geometry however the location of openings along with carefully considered overhangs combine to create a dwelling that reduces overheating in summer while taking full advantage of the lower sun angles in winter. Save this picture!© Simon DevittThe entire ground floor is tiled concrete which is activated when the winter sun penetrates the depths of the house, allowing for passive solar gain. The slab is also heated with water pipes that are utilised via an air-to-water heat pump. Vertical louvres enveloping the upper level are positioned to filter sunlight and reduce the overheating of bedroom spaces.Save this picture!© Simon DevittRiverside house meets all the needs of this vibrant family, and while the house ticks the boxes for the fundamentals of sustainable living, it also has a warmth of materiality, connection to context, and a relationship to the landscape that evokes a positive response from its occupants that will be enjoyed for many years to come.Save this picture!© Simon DevittProject gallerySee allShow lessIyashi House / Pranala AssociatesSelected ProjectsAC Hotel Dallas by the Galleria / 5G Studio CollaborativeSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/935361/riverside-house-three-sixty-architecture Clipboard Manufacturers: GRAPHISOFT, Louvretec, Rylock, The Architectural Roofing Company, DX1500 Rob Bosma Riverside House / Three Sixty Architecture Save this picture!© Simon Devitt+ 21Curated by Paula Pintos Share Riverside House / Three Sixty ArchitectureSave this projectSaveRiverside House / Three Sixty Architecture Projects Houseslast_img read more

Volleyball sweeps Bison to wrap up non-conference play

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Linkedin ReddIt printSophomore Tori Dilfer continues to impress. Photo by Eric SasadeuszTCU volleyball finished non-conference play on a strong note Friday night, as they swept North Dakota State (25-18, 25-16, 25-16) to remain undefeated at home.Just under a week away from their first Big 12 game, the Horned Frogs looked to make a statement against the visiting Bison, and they did just that.From the start, TCU came out aggressive on offense led by senior middle blocker Anna Walsh. Walsh recorded a team-high 12 kills while boasting a .400 hitting percentage.First-year outside hitter Élan McCall came in right behind Walsh with ten kills of her own, making this her eleventh straight game to record double-digit kills. McCall also had ten digs in the match.The Frogs also played well on the defensive side of the ball, holding NDSU to a .035 hitting percentage and only 28 kills as a team.Sophomore libero Berklie Baker led the match with 14 digs, making it her sixth time to record double-digit digs this season. This was Baker’s third straight match as libero for the Frogs.The most significant impact of the match came from first-year middle blocker Katie Clark. Her .429 hitting percentage against the Bison was her third straight match to hit over .400, showing why her minutes have increased significantly as of late. Clark also recorded 7 kills in the match.The Frogs will play their first conference match Wednesday, Sept. 19 against Oklahoma at home in the Rickell. The opening set is scheduled to tip off at 7 p.m. Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Twitter Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ 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. TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Taylor’s monster slam highlights big weekend for TCU Athletics Despite series loss, TCU proved they belong against No. 8 Texas Tech First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin Sophomore Tori Dilfer continues to impress. Photo by Eric Sasadeusz + posts Twitter Previous articleSecond-half onslaught powers TCU soccer to victoryNext articleDelta Gamma Anchor Bowl supports service for sight Colin Post RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Posthttps://www.tcu360.com/author/colin-post/ Colin Post Facebooklast_img read more

SDLP backs calls for new Omagh Bomb inquiry in light of new evidence

first_img Google+ News HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Twitter SDLP backs calls for new Omagh Bomb inquiry in light of new evidence By News Highland – August 16, 2013 Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleFamily of Tyrone woman held on suspicion of drug trafficking due to arrive in PeruNext articleDeputy Pringle hits out at Telecom companies for pressuring customers to switch to paperless billing News Highland Facebook Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Facebook The SDLP says new allegations about the aftermath and investigation of the Omagh bomb serve to strengthen the need for a realistic and practical inquiry.Yesterday was the 15 anniversary of the Omagh bomb – twenty-nine people died and over 200 people were injured when a car bomb planted by the Real IRA exploded.It has emerged that the last detective to investigate the Omagh bomb has claimed vital evidence may have been held back from the original police investigation for fear of endangering the IRA ceasefire.He says Downing Street was warned by Sinn Féin that arresting suspects in south Armagh would destabilise the ceasefire and that a decision was taken not to release intelligence that could lead to arrests.Local SDLP MLA Joe Byrne says this evidence makes the case for a new enquiry even more compelling: Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derrylast_img read more