Land-based gaming closures continue across Europe

first_img9th November 2020 | By Conor Mulheir Although this represented a 33.2% year-on-year decline for the period, it was up significantly from the beginning of the year. Lithuania’s government has announced a temporary lockdown which will see the closure of all catering establishments, restaurants and cafes, as well as entertainment and gaming venues across the nation. Those restrictions see former OPAP stores close, as well as its Play-branded gaming halls, alongside street vendors distributing Hellenic Lotteries products and the horse-racing facility at Markopoulo. In late October, it was announced that venues in France, Germany and Italy would also be shuttered amid a resurgence of cases of Covid-19. Lithuanian gambling revenue in the first half of 2020 fell by 15.9% to €43.8m (£39.6m/$52.0m), as online products overtook land-based for the first time in the jurisdiction. In the land-based sector, revenue dropped by 41.0% to €20.4m as a result of lockdown restrictions imposed in the first half of the year. The lockdown will last from 7 November until 29 November, and all gambling in land-based venues will be banned for this period. Topics: Casino & games Land-based casino Regulation Retail lottery Retail sports betting Regions: Europe Baltics Southern Europe Latvia Lithuania Greece Land-based gaming closures continue across Europe Subscribe to the iGaming newslettercenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Land-based gaming venues such as betting shops and casinos have closed in Latvia, Lithuania and Greece as governments announce further lockdown measures in response to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The government of Greece has also announced a 3-week suspension of land-based gaming as part of another national lockdown, to be imposed from 7 November until 30 November. Land-based casino Email Address OPAP will continue to offer its range of products online during this period. The operator’s revenue was shown to be down 34.8% year-on-year for the first half of 2020, however it said it saw performance recover quickly once the nation’s first lockdown restrictions had been eased. The operator was left with an operating profit of €36.9m for the half, down 74.5%. The Latvian market was thought to be recovering from a difficult Q2, as revenue jumped from €12.3m (£11.1m/$14.3m) in the second quarter (while all forms of gambling were suspended from 6 April until 9 June) to €55.2m in Q3. Latvia faces a slightly longer lockdown, from 9 November to 6 December, as the government there has declared a state of emergency in relation to the pandemic. The news follows several other jurisdictions in Europe entering into lockdown in November, with England, the Netherlands and Belgium all seeing gaming venues close last week.last_img read more

Medical And Surgical Centre Limited (MASC.mu) HY2013 Interim Report

first_imgMedical And Surgical Centre Limited (MASC.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Health sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the half year.For more information about Medical And Surgical Centre Limited (MASC.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medical And Surgical Centre Limited (MASC.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medical And Surgical Centre Limited (MASC.mu)  2013 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMedical And Surgical Centre Limited deals within the Healthcare and Cafeteria segments where it operates hospitals in Mauritius. The company is a subsidiary of CIEL Healthcare Limited and operates hospitals under the Fortis Clinique Darné and Wellkin Hospital names, as well as runs a one day care centre under the FCD North name. Medical And Surgical Centre Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe Limited 2013 Annual Report

first_imgFirst Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2013 annual report.For more information about First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: First Capital Bank Limited (FCA.zw)  2013 annual report.Company ProfileFirst Capital Bank Limited (formerly Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe) was founded in 1912 and is an iconic institution in the local banking sector; operating across the full spectrum of retail and business banking, and corporate and investment banking with 38 branches nationwide. In addition to mainstream financial products, First Capital Bank offers motor, home, travel, business and personal insurance services. After more than a century operating under its parent company, Barclays plc has sold its majority stake in Barclays Bank of Zimbabwe to FMB Capital Holdings, the Mauritius based holding company, that has banking operations in Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. FMB Capital Holdings is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange. First Capital Bank Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) Q12018 Interim Report

first_imgHotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Hotelest Limited (HTLS.mu)  2018 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileHotelest Limited is based in Port Louis, Mauritius and is engaged in the tourism and hospitality industry where, through the company’s subsidiary, Constance Hotels Services Limited, owns and operates hotels. Hotelest Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img

30 minutes with… England captain Dylan Hartley

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS It has to be dark, deep water – not seeing or knowing what’s beneath me and then weeds touching my feet. I probably watched Jaws too many times as a kid!Who would you like to be stuck in a lift with? James Haskell. He’s another entertaining guy who can make you laugh with his recycled banter and borrowed stories.If you could have one superpower, what would it be? It would have to be teleportation. Travelling would be easier, as would robbing banks!What’s the silliest thing you’ve bought? Night-vision goggles. I used them to spy on Chris Ashton as it was a mystery what he did after training. Double act: Dylan Hartley and Chris Ashton relax in Queenstown during RWC 2011. Photo: Getty ImagesWho’s the biggest joker you know?My dear friend Chris Ashton is the funniest man I know. I don’t know what it is or how to explain it but every time I see his face it makes me laugh. He’s a top guy with loads of energy and great to have in a team environment.Do you have any superstitions? No, I gave up. I found I had certain things I’d do or eat pre-game but then there were times I’d forget something or the hotel didn’t have the food I’d like, so I became flexible and more relaxed.What about bad habits? Not dealing with texts, paperwork or emails straightaway. Then I end up with a stack to do on my day off.What winds you up?People on their phone when they could be talking. The art of conversation is dying! Children’s books: Thomas the Tank Engine is a favourite of Hartley’s daughterWhat was the last book you read? It’s all baby books now, which suits me fine (he has a daughter Thea, aged one). Thomas the Tank Engine is the most recent. When I’m on tour I find myself listening to all sorts of weird and wonderfully interesting things from TED Talks, though.What would you do if you weren’t playing rugby? Something outdoors still. Maybe a tree surgeon. My brother got me an axe for Christmas and I would like to put it to good use.What does the next year hold for England? As a squad we haven’t really talked about next season yet, but we won’t want to let slip what we did last season. So we’ll get together in November, put in the work and go again.How would you like to be remembered after rugby? Pool ball: Dylan Hartley prefers a swimming pool to deep water. Photo: Getty ImagesDo you have any phobias? Leading figure: Captain Dylan Hartley models the new England shirt. Photo: Joe Wigdahl center_img TAGS: Northampton Saints England captain Dylan Hartley talks superpowers, sightseeing and superstitions What will be your lasting memories of last season with England? Very fond memories of a great season, leaving me and the team desperate to achieve more in the England shirt. We’ve only scratched the surface of what we can achieve.How did you recover? I met my family in Sydney, spent a few weeks on my parents’ farm in New Zealand and stopped off in LA for some sunshine. The whole five weeks revolved around family, food and a bit of training to keep me ticking over. I feel well rested and ready for another big season.Do you prefer to sightsee or sunbathe? I’m a get-out-and-about type, definitely. I love seeing new things and places and meeting new people. There’s always a time and place for sun-lounging, though. As someone who gave his all for club and country.This article originally appeared in the September 2016 issue of Rugby World. For the latest subscription offers, click here.last_img read more

Ramadan 2019 fundraising round up

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 Tagged with: Fundraising ideas Ramadan [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=L2eg7_17-M8[/youtube]Laila & World Food AidLaila Foods has launched its 2019 Ramadan campaign, an on-pack campaign that will run across national and independent retail and enable customers purchasing special 5kg or 10kg packs of Laila rice to use a unique code via the Laila Ramadan App to donate to a charity of their choice. Donations will be made via Laila’s affiliated UK charity World Food Aid with potential beneficiaries including Noor Foodbank, Preston, the Bradford Foodbank, Trussell Trust, Muslim Hands and Fareshare, among others. The campaign launches in May. 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.  507 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis28 Human AppealThis Ramadan, Human Appeal is asking people to come together with its Let’s Be One appeal, and raising money for its Feed the Fasting campaign, which provides nutritious food to vulnerable people throughout Ramadan. Last year, Human Appeal provided over 63,000 Ramadan food parcels through its ‘Feed the Fasting’ project, and over 24,000 hot meals, including over 2,000 here in the UK. The Cake Campaign & Cakes4SyriaEvery Ramadan, The Cake Campaign offers huge chocolate cakes, with all profits going to Islamic Relief UK’s Syria Appeal. Cakes are ordered through the website with deliveries taking place on Sundays. So far the annual campaign has raised £1.25m in total with over 125,000 cakes sold. [youtube height=”450″width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=JSbPri69GKA[/youtube]Islamic Relief UKThis Ramadan Islamic Relief UK is asking people if they can be 5.32: “Whosoever saves a life, saves the whole of mankind.” (Qur’an 5: 32), and help it save more lives than ever. The UK Government will also match £2m of the total raised in Islamic Relief UK’s Ramadan appeal, which will fund its work in Ethiopia addressing drought. The project will help keep livestock alive in times of drought & provide 3,000 pastoralists with ways to cope with drought using innovative insurance and technology. Ramadan 2019 fundraising round up Muslim Aid UKMuslim Aid UK is channelling donations to wherever they are most needed this Ramadan with its Need is Greatest appeal. The campaign features a diverse range of ordinary British Muslims displaying their feelings about the spiritual highs Ramadan generates, including through donating to those in need via Muslim Aid.  The month will also be celebrated with a range of fundraising, community and cultural events.  506 total views,  2 views today British Asian TrustBritish Asian Trust is tackling the mental health crisis in Pakistan this Ramadan with its They Call Me Crazy appeal, and asking people to give to support its work. Every pound given as a donation or as Zakat to the charity’s mental health work in Pakistan will be doubled by the CareTech and COSARAF Foundations. Unicef UKUnicef UK is asking people to donate their Zakat to support children suffering in Yemen, where its aid workers are providing food, clean water, and delivering vaccinations. Unicef is also providing temporary schools and offering emergency cash transfers. With Ramadan starting on 5 May, here is a selection of some of the fundraising activity taking place both in the run up, and during Ramadan itself. Penny AppealPenny Appeal has been offering A Gift from Palestine in the run up to Ramadan, with all proceeds from the £29.99 gift box going to support the people and the children of Palestine. It contains Medjoul dates, olive oil, black seed oil, anda Palestinian scarf. Melanie May | 1 May 2019 | Newslast_img read more

Survey Shows Young Farmers Ready to Defy Odds

first_img By Hoosier Ag Today – Nov 28, 2017 Survey Shows Young Farmers Ready to Defy Odds SHARE The new generation of young farmers expects to overcome major barriers to their success in agriculture, according to a freshly released national survey. Young farmers expect to tackle barriers including access to land, affordable health care, and mounting student loan debt in their quest to farm. However, the 2017 National Young Farmer Survey says success will require deliberate policy change at all levels of government. Released by the National Young Farmers Coalition, the survey collected data from more than 3,500 young and aspiring farmers under 40 years of age. The report found that the top challenge cited by young farmers is land access, particularly finding and affording land on a farm income. It is also the main reason why farmers quit farming and why aspiring farmers have not yet started, according to the survey. With the release of the survey, the coalition is calling on Congress to enact a slate of policy reforms it calls the “Young Farmer Agenda.”The agenda includes addressing land access, student debt management, and increasing the skilled agricultural workforce. The survey can be found at www.youngfarmers.org.Source: NAFB News Service Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Survey Shows Young Farmers Ready to Defy Odds Previous articleClosing CommentsNext articleThe Final Harvest Push, Finally Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Low oil prices affect funding for planned Spencer and Marlene Hays Business Commons

first_imgReddIt + posts The109: Berry Good Buys gets facelift from Amon G. Carter Foundation Twitter Former president George Bush visits TCU The Neeley School of Business has plans to build new facilities. The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Linkedin Ali Montaghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ali-montag/ Ali Montaghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ali-montag/ Linkedin Neeley School of Business cracks Bloomberg top 25 undergrad programs Ali Montag TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Ali Montag is a managing editor for TCU 360. She has previously worked at CNBC in New York and is headed back to work at Bloomberg next summer. In person, she only talks about her hometown of Austin and her cat named Louis Vuitton. Facebook Ali Montaghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ali-montag/ Berry Good Buys gets facelift from Amon G. Carter Foundation printWhen TCU announced plans to build a $100 million expansion for the Neeley School of Business in 2014, crude oil cost more than $90 a barrel. Now, it’s around $40.That drop, and the resulting costs to alumni in the oil and gas industry, has been a reason why funding for the project has been slow, Chancellor Victor Boschini and Board of Trustees Chairman Clarence Scharbauer said.“We still have people giving to TCU in record amounts, but they’re just giving less than they would have if oil had been at $60 instead of $40,” Boschini said.The remodel to create the Spencer and Marlene Hays Business Commons began with a $30 million donation from Emeritus TCU Trustee Spencer Hays and his wife Marlene.In the almost two years since the initial gift, TCU has raised a total of somewhere between $35 and $36 million dollars, Boschini said. The project is on hold until more funds are raised because the board predicates new projects on having the money before breaking ground.Plans for the expansion include updating existing Neeley buildings and adding a central atrium, new offices, and an auditorium, according to the Neeley press release from 2014.As for when the project can start, stakeholders are expecting oil prices to rise soon, Scharbauer said.“The infinite wisdom of people I’ve talked to in the oil industry have said it’ll be back in the 50’s maybe the 60’s by at least next year,” Scharbauer said. “I promise you if we can get the price back up, those gifts will be bigger.” Ali Montaghttps://www.tcu360.com/author/ali-montag/ Previous articleComin’ Up: saying goodbye to the gang lifeNext articleTCU students in National Guard ordered to assist Texas Ali Montag RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Facebook TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summerlast_img read more

Pasadena Recovery Center Launches Affiliate Sober Living Residence Spruce House for Longterm Recovery Support

first_imgPeople Pasadena Recovery Center Launches Affiliate Sober Living Residence Spruce House for Longterm Recovery Support From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 | 3:49 pm Community News Business News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Michael Bloom, Co-Founder and CEO of renowned Pasadena Recovery Center announced today the official launch of recovery residence, aka sober living home, Spruce House. Spruce House is committed to providing an affordable home-like environment for men in early recovery from chemical dependency. Spruce House will help men who have successfully completed primary treatment for drugs and alcohol or for those who want to prioritize their recovery in a supportive environment.Being affiliated with Pasadena Recovery Center, residents have easy access to outpatient services provided by Pasadena Recovery Center; Spruce House is walking distance and bikes are provided.While Pasadena Recovery Center’s male patients are encouraged to continue their recovery programs at Spruce House, any man seeking assistance in their recovery journey is welcome. Spruce House’s mission is to encourage residents to gain self confidence, build and maintain family relationships and return to life on life’s terms free from mind altering substances. Every resident will be treated with respect and dignity.“I have always wanted to offer extended care for our patients at Pasadena Recovery Center.” says Michael Bloom, Co-Founder and CEO of Spruce House. “Now, after celebrating sixteen successful years of business with PRC, I have found the perfect opportunity with a beautiful home for sober living less than a mile from our treatment facility.”Spruce House provides affordable residences and on-going support for recovering individuals in historic Pasadena, minutes from the Rose Bowl. The quaint property in Pasadena provides a serene home-base for those in recovery. On site staff will encourage and assist residents to become, maintain, and remain financially self sufficient through gainful employment, and most importantly, encourage active participation in 12 step fellowship.At Spruce House, residents have full access to 5 spacious bedrooms and 3 bathrooms; private rooms are available, 70 inch flat screen T.V. with Direct TV, premium package and Internet provided in a cozy living room, Free Wi-Fi, all new furniture, gourmet kitchen, spacious back patio & BBQ, Gym, basketball court, ping pong tables, live-in Manager, security cameras, and more.About Michael Bloom, Co-Founder & CEOMichael Bloom is the CEO and Executive Director of Pasadena Recovery Center, a 98 bed drug and alcohol treatment center known nationally for its 12-step based comprehensive treatment program and highly skilled, licensed and certified staff. Mr. Bloom is a true leader in the recovery industry with a career spanning more than a decade. As a certified drug and alcohol counselor, Mr. Bloom has worked with addicts from all walks of life and has admitted over 4000 people into treatment.Mr. Bloom earned degrees from the University of the Pacific, Kansei Gakuin University in Japan, the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and The School of Addiction Studies at Glendale College. Mr. Bloom currently serves on the LA County Commission for Public Services.Mr. Bloom co-founded Pasadena Recovery Center in 2000 with his father, renowned psychiatrist Dr. Lee Bloom, and his sister, Alison Triessl. Pasadena Recovery Center is dedicated to providing compassionate, comprehensive care to those suffering from chemical dependency and is proud to offer lifesaving and life-changing treatment at an affordable cost. The Pasadena Recovery Center’s goal is to reintroduce sober individuals into society with the skills necessary to lead meaningful, productive lives. Bloom believes that long term recovery is possible and offers treatment based on the disease model of addiction. Make a comment More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  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. Top of the News 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Councillor says too much work is done behind closed doors

first_img Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – December 19, 2009 Google+ WhatsApp Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers News A Donegal County Councillor says that too much of the local authority’s business is conducted behind closed.Councillor Patrick McGowen says that all too often when an issue is raised in the chamber, rather than discuss it their and then, it is put off to a workshop. These are often held behind closed doors and in the absence of the local media.Councillor McGowen says this is undemocratic and change is needed. Councillor says too much work is done behind closed doors Previous articleFarmers should withdraw cattle from processorsNext articleJudge claims his sentencing powers are outdated News Highland center_img WhatsApp Pinterest Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Google+ Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota Facebook 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme Twitter Pinterestlast_img read more