Booker buys Courivaud to boost its hotel trade

first_img CASH and carry giant Booker yesterday bought a rival which supplies Michelin-starred restaurants and leading hotel chains.It paid £14.5m for Ritter-Courivaud, which counts chef Rick Stein among its customers.Booker wants to expand the range of its catering offering through Ritter, which will remain under the management of Ian Le Vesconte.Chief executive Charles Wilson said: “We want it to keep doing a great job for its customers, but we can offer scale, such as introducing Ritter sections in Booker outlets.”Booker has also spent £4.5m on Classic Drinks, which supplies beer, spirits and soft drinks to pubs.The firm posted pre-tax profits of £36.9m for the 24 weeks to 10 September on sales up 5.5 per cent at £1.7bn. The firm said it has appointed Guy Farrant, a former director of food at Marks & Spencer as managing director of UK business. Thursday 14 October 2010 8:22 pm Share Tags: NULL Video Carousel – cityam_native_carousel – 426 00:00/00:50 LIVERead More Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndo More From Our Partners A ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Booker buys Courivaud to boost its hotel trade center_img whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Kambi signs sportsbook deal with Rush Street Interactive

first_img Kambi has agreed a deal to provide its sports betting technology and services to US-based Rush Street Interactive. Under the agreement, Kambi will integrate its sportsbook solution into Rush Street Interactive’s proprietary platform, covering the provision of online and retail services. The link-up comes after the US Supreme Court this week voted to repeal the country’s federal sports betting ban in full, and Rush Street now plans to launch Kambi’s sportsbook in states that opt to legalise sports wagering. In two of the four states that Rush Street operates, local lawmakers have already enacted sports betting legislation, while the other two are currently developing a legal framework for regulated sports betting. Should the initial launch prove successful, Rush Street Interactive would also be able to offer the Kambi sportsbook in regulated international markets. “Rush Street Interactive was founded on the key principles of providing entertaining and memorable experiences to our customers, without compromising on integrity,” Rush Street Interactive president Richard Schwartz said. “Therefore, when deciding to launch a sports betting product, it was key we chose a partner who shared those principles, and at the same time provided us with the opportunity to launch a premier product firmly aligned with Rush Street’s focus on innovation and customer experience. Rush Street Interactive is affiliated with Rush Street Gaming, which owns and operates land-based casinos in New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois. The digital business also runs the online casino site in New Jersey. Kristian Nylen, chief executive of Kambi, added: “Kambi has long kept a close eye on the US market, carefully building a business and technology to suit the likely state-by-state regulation of sports betting, as well as meet the requirements stakeholders have for a safe and secure sportsbook. “This agreement with Rush Street Interactive, one of the most respected and innovative gaming companies in the US, is recognition that Kambi not only has online premium sports betting services ready to appeal to American sports enthusiasts, but those which will help protect the integrity of sports.”Related article: Rush Street sets virtual sports betting first in US 17th May 2018 | By contenteditor Kambi signs sportsbook deal with Rush Street Interactive Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Regions: US Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Kambi has agreed a deal to provide its sports betting technology and services to US-based Rush Street Interactive Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Addresslast_img read more

Microgaming to add Unikrn’s esports to aggregation platform

first_imgCasino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Microgaming will add esports betting to its aggregation platform after agreeing a new partnership with esports betting operator Unikrn. Microgaming to add Unikrn’s esports to aggregation platform Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img Topics: Casino & games Esports Sports betting Video gaming 13th July 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Tags: Video Gaming Microgaming will add esports betting to its aggregation platform after agreeing a new partnership with esports betting operator Unikrn.The deal will see Unikrn’s esports betting product, Unikrn Virtual, become available to the more than 800 customers Microgaming customer. This allows customers to bet on competitions for titles such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, NBA2K and Rocket League.Andrew Vouris, chief operating officer of Unikrn, said the deal would ensure that Microgaming’s customers would always be able to offer a wide range of betting markets.“Unikrn Virtual is the solution to the singlemost foundational issue facing bookmakers today, even in the fast world of esports, content gaps can wreak havoc on bettor engagement,” Vouris explained. “For bettors who want engaging, 24/7 options, Unikrn Virtual is the only option.”The esports betting operator’s founder Rahul Sood added: “Unikrn Virtual is a never-ending well of exclusive content that will change the betting landscape. [I’m] excited to access Microgaming’s network and global reach.”Leon Thomas, commercial director at Microgaming, added  that the deal would ensure the supplier could offer something unique to its customers.“Microgaming has a rich history of product innovation and development, and we are constantly exploring new avenues to deliver unique content that raises the bar of entertainment,” Thomas said.“Unikrn has a strong reputation for delivering innovative esports gaming experiences that capture the attention of players around the world and we firmly believe the addition of their esports product will allow us to bring something special to the market.”last_img read more

Bally’s to acquire DFS operator Monkey Knife Fight

first_img Regions: US 25th January 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Casino and sports betting operator Bally’s Corporation has agreed to acquire North America’s third-largest daily fantasy sports (DFS) operator, Monkey Knife Fight. “With this acquisition, we are pleased to enter into the high-growth DFS market,” George Papanier, president and chief executive of Bally’s Corporation, said. Monkey Knife Fight is a unique asset that we look forward to incorporating into Bally’s constantly growing omnichannel portfolio of land-based casinos and iGaming platforms.” DFS Tags: Monkey Knife Fight “As with all of the properties and services that fall under the iconic Bally’s brand, we are committed to providing a best-in-class DFS platform to sports fans around the country.” Bally’s to acquire DFS operator Monkey Knife Fight It is then set to receive contingent penny warrants to purchase up to approximately $20m in additional shares on the first and second anniversaries of the deal closing, for a possible total of up to $40m.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2021, and Bally’s said it represents the latest step in its long-term growth and diversification strategy to become the first vertically integrated sports betting and igaming company in the US with a B2B and B2C business model. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Read the full story on iGB North America. As part of the all-stock transaction, Monkey Knife Fight is set to receive immediately exercisable penny warrants to purchase approximately $50m in Bally’s common shares at closing. Topics: Sports betting DFS Online sports betting M&A Email Addresslast_img read more

Equity Bank Limited ( Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgEquity Bank Limited ( listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial conglomerate offering banking products and solutions to individuals and small-to-medium enterprises in Uganda through its subsidiary company, Equity Bank Uganda Ltd (EBUL). Its product offering ranges from savings and current accounts and fixed deposit accounts to social institutional accounts, credit products, treasury, trade finance and bank guarantee services. EBUL offers solutions for Internet banking, money transfers, merchant acquiring, point of sale and mobile banking services. Equity Bank Uganda Limited was formerly known as Uganda Microfinance Limited and changed its name to Equity Bank Uganda Ltd in 2008 when the microfinance institution was purchased by Equity Bank Limited. The financial conglomerate operates in six countries in the African Great Lakes Region, including subsidiary banks in Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Rwanda and Tanzania. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Box House / Studio H:T

first_imgBox House / Studio H:TSave this projectSaveBox House / Studio H:T “COPY” United States CopyHouses•Boulder, United States ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Ellen Jasksol+ 18 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Projects Architects: Studio H:T Photographs Photographs:  Ellen JasksolText description provided by the architects. The Box House designed by architects Studio H:T and located in Boulder, Colorado provides the homeowners with compelling views. Taking into consideration a steep slope and wildfire prone area the architects capitalized on these site challenges creating a home that is unique in form, space and materiality.Save this picture!© Ellen JasksolRecommended ProductsSkylightsLibartSolaGlide Inclined Retractable SkylightWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsVitrocsaGlass Technology in Hotel BeaulacArchitect: Studio H:T The Box House begins with a concrete ribbon that carves the hillside to create space for the boxes. The garage and main level push into the earth while the studio and master float above. A spatial slot organizes procession from the northern car-park to the southern courtyard. Courtyards form introverted space that perceptually enlarge the interior. Roof decks are extroverted, capitalizing on views. The dialog between grounded and floating permeates the design in materiality and attachment.Save this picture!© Ellen JasksolProject gallerySee allShow lessChallenge: Design a Passive House for New OrleansArticlesGalleria Centercity / UNStudioArticles Share Box House / Studio H:T CopyAbout this officeStudio H:TOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBoulderHousesUnited StatesPublished on April 06, 2011Cite: “Box House / Studio H:T” 06 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Box House是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

Loan Denial Rates and Credit Scores

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Credit Access Credit Availability Credit Scoring Income Verification Loan Denial Rate loans mortgage Urban Institute 2018-08-22 Krista Franks Brock Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and, MReport and She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Recent data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act illustrates progress in the mortgage market. Loan denial rates are decreasing; loan originations are increasing, and the rate of mortgages made to minorities is rebounding, according to an analysis of the HDMA data conducted by the Urban Institute’s Housing and Housing Finance Policy Center.However, “Our recent analysis of HMDA data shows that while the housing market has rebounded from the crisis in many respects, minority and low-income households lag significantly behind in the recovery,” said Bhargavi Ganesh, a researcher at the Urban Institute. ALoan denial rates overall are declining, falling from 41 percent in 2013 to 32 percent in 2017, according to the Urban Institute’s analysis, which narrowed the view of denial rates to that among lower-credit profile borrowers. The Urban Institute argues that a broader view of denial rates ignores the fact that there are fewer lower-credit profile applicants in today’s marketplace. Denial rates are higher among minority applicants, and they are “significantly higher” among applications for loans under $70,000, according to the Urban Institute. Denial rates for loans under $70,000 are 52 percent, in contrast to a 29 percent denial rate for loans over $150,000, according to the institute’s analysis. At the same time that overall denial rates are down, mortgage credit availability experienced an uptick. In fact, the Urban Institute’s Housing Credit Availability Index has risen for three consecutive quarters and is now at its highest level since 2013. The institute has noted before and noted again that “significant space remains to safely expand the credit box. If the current default risk were doubled across all channels, risk would still be well within the pre-crisis standard of 12.5 percent from 2001 to 2003.” Most of the easing in credit has come from the GSEs and government channels, with a little help from nonbank lenders as well, according to the Urban Institute. While the overall news for the market is good, the recovery is uneven, Ganesh said. Black and Hispanic households now account for 19.2 percent of the purchase loan origination market, which matches the level recorded between 2001 and 2003, a “period of reasonable lending standards,” according to the Urban Institute. However, many large “high-growth” cities maintain a large gap between white, black, and Hispanic homeownership. For example, the Urban Institute recently reported that in Detroit, where the population is 84 percent black, the percentage of purchase originations was just 8 percent in 2016. This is down from 21 percent in 2006. While this is one of the more extreme examples, other cities are experiencing a similar trend. With low-income and minority borrowers not experiencing the same recovery as other buyers, the Urban Institute suggests policymakers look at ways to expand lower-dollar mortgage loans and review “alternative forms of credit scoring and income verification.”  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Loss Mitigation, News About Author: Krista Franks Brock Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago August 22, 2018 3,760 Views Loan Denial Rates and Credit Scores Subscribe Previous: The Industry Pulse: Updates on a360inc, Xome, and More Next: What’s Causing an Uptick in Foreclosure Starts? Tagged with: Credit Access Credit Availability Credit Scoring Income Verification Loan Denial Rate loans mortgage Urban Institute Sign up for DS News Daily Home / Daily Dose / Loan Denial Rates and Credit Scores Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

Donegal Deputy accusing govenrment of using education grants to win votes

first_img Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal Deputy accusing govenrment of using education grants to win votes Pinterest Google+ Facebook Twitter HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry News By News Highland – September 24, 2014 Previous articleCouncil to assess extent of sewage problems in housing estates in GlentiesNext articleDoctor sacked from LGH for being unable to take pulse struck off medical register News Highland Facebook A Donegal Noth East Deputy is accusing the govenrment of using education grants to win votes.Deputy Charlie McConalogue, Fianna Fail’s education spokesperson says the Minor Works Grant is not included in the Department of Education’s grant calendar for the coming academic year.The grant, which provides funding for maintenance and upgrade works, had been suspended for two years, but was re-instated last year.However, Deputy Mc Conaliogue says it now seems that was just a cynical ploy ahead of this years local elections, and it seems the programmes is being axed again…………..Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ WhatsApp PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal WhatsApplast_img read more

Florida student arrested for using Instagram to try to have school staffer killed, says he was ‘joking around’: Authorities

first_imgWFTS(TAMPA, Fla.) — A Florida high school student is under arrest after authorities say he used social media to solicit someone to kill a school staffer.Nicholas Godfrey, 18, is accused of sending Instagram direct messages to a fellow student at Fivay High School in Pasco County, according to Tampa ABC affiliate WFTS.“I need a guy who could kill someone,” Godfrey wrote, according to police.He indicated that he would give the student $100,000 for the staff member’s head.“No joke, I need him eliminated as soon as possible,” Godfrey allegedly wrote.Police traced the messages to Godfrey by obtaining a search warrant for his Instagram account, which revealed an IP address associated with Godfrey’s residence.Godfrey admitted sending the messages and freely showed them to detectives on his phone, but said that he was wasn’t serious about the plan, police said.“After speaking with Mr. Godfrey, he did not have any clear direction or, I guess, plan to follow through with this … but more he was joking around,” Pasco County Detective David Dacey said Friday.Godfrey also didn’t appear to have the means to carry out the threat, authorities said. Nevertheless, police said what he did was a crime.“There’s going to be zero tolerance. You threatened a member of a school district who’s out there trying to do their job to educate children and be part of that process, we’re going to come hunt you down. We will track you down,” said Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco. “The very sad part of the situation is that when the investigators, when Detective Dacey got there, the parents were shocked because the parents had no idea, and that’s a sad reality of what’s going on.”Pasco County Schools Superintendent Kurt Browning also called on parents to be more aware of their kids’ behavior online.“I have pled with parents to know what your kids are doing on social media and who they’re talking to. It’s a community effort.” Browning said. “The issues at Fivay High School, I will tell you, oftentimes schools get blamed for what’s going on, but I will tell you we are a microcosm of the communities in which we serve.”Godfrey was arrested for attempting to solicit murder and booked in the county jail, according to authorities.“It doesn’t matter what the intent was,” Nocco said. “When you do it and post it on social media, the crime is committed.”Police did not identify the school staffer who was the target to Godfrey’s threat, but said that he had been provided additional protection as a precaution.The school also planned to bring in an additional resource officer next week, authorities said. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Demotivated by recruitment role

first_imgI am a regional recruitment manager and this is my first HR role. Havingtried to get into recruitment for a year, I jumped at the chance of thisposition last Sept-ember, thinking that a company of this size would give meall the training, support and development I require. Sadly, this has not beenthe case, and I am becoming increasingly disillusioned and de-motivated. I amreally keen to move on, but am reluctant as I have less than a year’sexperience, with no chance of a pay rise until October, and no mention of awell-overdue appraisal. Every time I book a meeting with my manager, he cancelsas something more important crops up. Help! Doug Knott, senior consultant, Chiumento Start off with challenging yourself. Are you being unrealistic in terms of yourexpectations from your employer? Could this perhaps be the reason why yourmanager keeps postponing your meeting? Is there any more you should be doing tosupport your own personal and professional development? Having considered the above points your first approach should be to try toresolve your current situation. Explain to your boss that your need for ameeting has become very important. Propose an agenda with your own ideas on theway forward. If this approach does not work, and your disillusionment andde-motivation continue to grow, then you need to start looking for analternative role. At interviews make sure you clarify the practices of yourprospective employer towards your training and development. This will reducethe chances of you experiencing current difficulties again. Peter Sell, joint managing director, DMS Consultancy It seems from your letter that you feel this has been a poor career move andI get a sense of a great deal of frustration. You are correct in making thepoint that with less than a year’s experience, prospective employers mayquestion your staying power. Only you can make the decision on whether to stayor go. If you decide to stay, then the issues need confronting. Yourorganisation seems to trust you to work on your own initiative so it seems tohave faith in your ability. If your performance was not up to expectations youwould have had your review by now. The fact both you and your boss are busy hasnot helped your situation. You need to tell your boss that his spending timewith you is important. Caroline Battson, HR consultant, Macmillan Davies Hodes As this is your first role in HR and you have only been with thisorganisation since last September, try to overcome some of the hurdles beforeyou decide to leave. The most important focus is to gain as much experience aspossible. The problems you have mentioned are the cause of many employees’frustrations, but there is no guarantee that if you were to leave you would notface the same problems again. You must explain these problems to your managerand you could make a list of the things that would help you in your role. It isimportant to make your manager aware of your concerns and ask his advice. Ifyou are having problems getting commitment from him for a formal appraisal, trysuggesting a coffee and a chat. Use this more informal opportunity to discussyour concerns and your suggestions to resolve these issues and then gain hiscommitment to develop your ideas in a more formal setting. Demotivated by recruitment roleOn 11 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more