Finance Aspire Global cited the success of its new sportsbook as one of the key reasons behind a year-on-year rise in key financials during the first quarter.Revenue in the three months to March 31 amounted to €18.4m ($21.9m), 14% higher than the €16.1m generated in the same period last year, with B2B revenue also up 24% year-on-year to €9.7m.Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation increased 6% from €2.6m in Q1 of 2017 to €2.4m in the most recent quarter, with a slightly lower margin of 15%.Aspire also said that although earnings before interest and tax (EBITDA) remained level at €2.4m, earnings after tax from continued operations dropped from €2.5m to €2.2m.Earnings per share after tax from continued operations slipped from €0.06 to €0.04.Tsachi Maimon, chief executive of Aspire Global, said: “I am happy to present yet another positive quarter with continuous strong organic growth and EBITDA development compared to last year.“2018 started off with the launch of sportsbook, a major event as the company entered into the largest field of iGaming and became the first provider of a full-service platform solution for casino and sports operators.“The initial response exceeded expectations and we look forward to putting the product to the real test as the World Cup starts in just over a month.“Meanwhile, we are exploring a number of M&A-opportunities and increase the focus on Karamba.”Maimon added: “After a seasonal, slower start to the first quarter contrasting the strong year-end, volumes rebounded creating a very positive trend that lasted all the way in to the second quarter. We feel confident in reaching solid year-on year growth in line with previous performance.”Related article: Aspire Global sees key financials surge in 2017 Topics: Finance Sports betting Aspire Global boosted by new sportsbook in Q1 9th May 2018 | By contenteditor Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Aspire Global cited the success of its new sportsbook as one of the key reasons behind a year-on-year rise in key financials during the first quarter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) has reported an 87.2% month-over-month decline in sports betting revenue for April, after the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic all but cleared the sporting calendar and shuttered the state’s casinos. Tags: Mobile Online Gambling AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) has reported an 87.2% month-over-month decline in sports betting revenue for April, after the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic all but cleared the sporting calendar and shuttered the state’s casinos.Revenue for the month dropped to $150,331, with amounts wagered dropping to $1.6m, down from $19.6m in March. This was by far the lowest monthly handle reported since the market opened, and exclusively generated online, after the bricks and mortar venues shut from March 17.Furthermore, prospective new online customers are required to register in person at a land-based facility before they can place bets via websites and apps, meaning there was no way to sign up new customers.Players won $1.4m, leaving online revenue of $156,838. However this was reduced by $6,455.88 paid out to retail customers, most likely for bets placed in prior months, while handle was reduced by $51. This may have been due to Q Casino ($37) and Hard Rock ($14) refuding customer stakes.Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: US Iowa Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Iowa sportsbook revenue plummets 87.2% in April 11th May 2020 | By contenteditor
Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2008 abridged results.For more information about Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lux Island Resorts Limited (NRL.mu) 2008 abridged results.Company ProfileLux Island Resorts Limited, formerly known as Naïade Resorts Limited, is a collection of premium hotels in the Indian Ocean with running operations in Mauritius, the Réunion Island, the Maldives, China, Vietnam, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates. The company however, operates as a subsidiary of IBL Ltd as of May 18, 2018. Lux Island Resorts Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2015 abridged results.For more information about Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Choppies Enterprises Limited (CHOPPI.bw) 2015 abridged results.Company ProfileChoppies Enterprises Limited is an investment holding company which operates in the grocery supermarket sector. The Choppie brand is associated with superstores, hyperstores and value stores; each offering the full instore range of a bakery, butchery, fresh fruit and vegetables and fast food. The company sells private label products, as well as a range of financial services. Choppies Enterprises Limited also manages a distribution and supply operation, a logistics operation and a maintenance service. Choppies retail outlets target lower to middle-income shoppers; with a total of 212 stores located in the major towns and cities in Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique. Choppies Enterprises Limited was founded in 1986 and its head office is in Gaborone, Botswana
ArchDaily “COPY” Houses 2013 Garden Pavilion / Tomislav Curkovic + Zoran Zidaric ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/475667/garden-pavilion-tomislav-curkovic-zoran-zidaric Clipboard Area: 110 m² Area: 110 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/475667/garden-pavilion-tomislav-curkovic-zoran-zidaric Clipboard Garden Pavilion / Tomislav Curkovic + Zoran ZidaricSave this projectSaveGarden Pavilion / Tomislav Curkovic + Zoran Zidaric Croatia photographs: Robert LesPhotographs: Robert LesCollaborator:Barbara VukovicSite Area:1344 M2Architect In Charge:Tomislav Curkovic, Zoran ZidaricCity:VaraždinCountry:CroatiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Robert LesRecommended ProductsWindowsStudcoSteel Window Reveal – EzyRevealPorcelain StonewareCeramiche KeopeCeramic Tiles – BackPorcelain StonewareGrespaniaPorcelain Tiles- CoverlamWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADText description provided by the architects. In 2003. due to the family growing, the client is buying the neighbouring house which is being reconstructed and attached to the existing one in 2006. Years after, a new commision; a separate living unit in a form of a garden pavilion, for the eldest child. Save this picture!Concept The garden annex was to be separated from the main house, still, providing a connection. Save this picture!© Robert Les Even since the first reconstruction, the theme of the relations between the house and the nature are crucial, showing how function and approach depend on the purpose of the space, the time of setting up as well as the position on the site itself. Save this picture!Ground Floor Plan The position of the pavilion allows cinemascope screen facing the green as well as allowing the neccessary intimacy. Save this picture!© Robert Les The pavilion is two storeys high, each comprising different functions. Upper, light, white and decorative is a place of work and rest and lower, dark and elementar, emphasizing construction aesthetics, houses the gym. Save this picture!© Robert Les The basic pavilion construction is made of steel profiles and slab using the trapezoidal plate as permanent formwork.The facade and the roof are in composite panels, finished in aluminium plate. Inside the panels’ grid on the backside of the pavillion, windows are positioned, mainly because of the ventilation. Project gallerySee allShow lessMaison de la Batellerie / Jean-Baptiste Lacoudre ArchitectureSelected ProjectsRD House / VASHOSelected Projects Share Architects: Dva Arhitekta d.o.o. Area Area of this architecture project Year: CopyAbout this officeDva Arhitekta d.o.o.OfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionVaraždinHousesCroatiaPublished on February 12, 2014Cite: “Garden Pavilion / Tomislav Curkovic + Zoran Zidaric” 12 Feb 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 May 2014 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. 24 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Ireland Law / policy Minister makes Irish charity board appointments Irish Minister for Justice and Equality, Alan Shatter, has announced sixteen appointments to the Board of the Charities Regulatory Authority that is to be established later this year under the terms of the 2009 Charities Act.The board appointments follow the recent appointment of the first chief executive of the new charity authority. Una Ní Dhubhghaill was appointed after an internal competitive recruitment process. She was a Principal Officer in the Department of Justice and Equality and worked in a number of other government departments.The new board will be chaired by Conor Woods with the following ordinary members:1. Graham Richards2. Ann Fitzgerald3. Patricia Cronin4. David Brady5. Cynthia Clampett6. Patrick Hopkins7. Anna Classon8. Fergus Finlay9. Tom Costello10. Senan Turnbull11. Barbara O’Connell12. Hugh Maddock13. Sandra Chambers14. Katie Cadden15. Noel WardickThe new Board will hold its first meeting in the coming weeks. The appointments will be formalised following the establishment of the Authority by Ministerial Order under the Charities Act later this year.
The prosecutor-general’s office yesterday initiated proceedings against the Noticiero Digital news website on suspicion of “attacking constitutional order” and “supporting a coup d’état.” The move was in response to a direct request voiced by President Hugo Chávez 48 hours earlier during his Sunday TV programme “Aló Presidente.” A similar investigation was initiated against the website for the same reason last March .“The president’s remonstrations against outspoken media often go no further than threats, but it is nonetheless disturbing so see the judicial system move into action solely because the president has requested it,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Such a presidential fiat directly violates the principles of the separation of powers and judicial independence.”The press freedom organisation continued: “It is also disturbing to see that the least comment or column can result in the media that publishes it being branded as an ‘enemy’ or a ‘danger,’ regardless of the value of the information or views it contains.”The latest proceedings were prompted by an opinion piece posted on the Noticiero Digital website on 2 June by Roberto Carlos Olivares that talked of moves by “retired military officers and patriots” with a view to engineering a “civil-military transition” at the head of the government, possibly in 2011. Olivares made it clear in his forcefully-expressed article that he hoped to see this “transition” take place.“The article was on the website to elicit comments,” Reporters Without Borders added. “It cannot be concluded that Noticiero Digital was ‘calling for a coup d’état.’ Given that President Chávez has many media outlets at his disposal, including a Twitter account and a blog, to permanently comment and react, the opening of judicial proceedings constitutes an act of intimidation and a spur to self-censorship.”In an interview he gave Reporters Without Borders (see below), Noticiero Digital editor Juan Eduardo Smith deplored the fact that the government “is reacting ever more forcefully to people expressing views contrary to its own vision of the world.”-What kind of impact has Noticiero Digital had?Noticiero Digital is a news and opinion portal with discussion forums that gets a lot of visitors. We have more than 120,000 registered forum members who start up discussions and post comments in our forums every day. In terms of traffic, Noticiero Digital ranks 6,450th in the world and is the third most important news portal in Venezuela. We have more than 120 columnists who send us opinion pieces or allow them to appear on the site. Finally we have more than 26,000 Twitter followers and a growing group of bloggers.-What happened last March, when judicial proceedings were brought against the website for the first time?In mid-March, President Chávez asked the Prosecutor-General’s Office to investigate Noticiero Digital because of two comments posted by two visitors to the forums (falsely reporting the death of telecommunications minister Diosdado Cabello). Noticiero Digital explained at the time that they were posted by people who had registered as forum members just minutes before posting them, and that both comments were removed by our moderators within three hours, while the international standard in this kind of case is 24 to 48 hours.-And now proceedings have been brought against you again…President Chávez used his Sunday programme last Sunday, 6 June, to request an investigation into Noticiero Digital because of an opinion piece that one of our columnists had posted on 2 June. The columnists post their articles under their own name and surname. We issued a statement the next day saying that Noticiero Digital does not censor its columnists and that our role is quite the opposite – to permit the free flow of news and opinion on the assumption that this allows the truth to emerge.-Do you think the government is targeting Noticiero Digital in particular? Are you expecting some kind of official sanction?We are not sure. But we do think the Chávez government is reacting ever more forcefully to people expressing views contrary to its own vision of the world. Not for nothing is President Chávez’s slogan “Socialist fatherland or death.” The case of the politician Oswaldo Álvarez Paz and the case of the head of Globovisión, Guillermo Zuloaga, are good examples. We are not expecting any kind of punishment and we reiterate our readiness to cooperate in any investigation.-Do you think proceedings of this kind lead to self-censorship? Has Noticiero Digital censored itself to avoid the government’s displeasure?We have not censored ourselves. We maintain our editorial policies and our policy for moderating the forums, because we consider them to be reasonable. The only change we have made since the first call for an investigation was to temporarily suspend registration of new forum visitors. The forums are also continuing at the same level of activity. Incidentally, the forums have one very important characteristic – they are the only ones in Venezuela in which government supporters and opponents, and those who don’t side with either, can discuss things openly. We think this is a step in the right direction, especially given the high degree of polarisation in this country.-Has Noticiero Digital received support from other websites and Internet users in Venezuela in these cases or have you been isolated?Yes, we have received support and, what’s more, the requests for investigations into Noticiero Digital have been major news stories nationally and internationally. And we have been supported by our forum members, both those in Venezuela and those abroad. 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Previous articleConcern over drop in Limerick Garda numbersNext articleRugby – Munster ring changes for meeting with Dragons Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSAlexandra CostaEffinKilmallocklimerickShare A Dream WhatsApp Vanishing Ireland podcast documenting interviews with people over 70’s, looking for volunteers to share their stories Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin NewsLocal NewsBrave Alexandra’s magical dream dayBy Alan Jacques – December 4, 2015 1244 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live The Castletroy College Dream team with Share A Dream founder Shay Kinsella, Alexandra and her sister, Vanessa.by Alan [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The Castletroy College Dream team with Share A Dream founder Shay Kinsella, Alexandra and her sister, Vanessa.A BRAVE little girl from County Limerick who is battling with terminal illness has realised her magical dream of being a princess for a day.Five-year-old Alexandra Costa from Effin has spent the last four years battling a cancerous tumour that shows up in the body’s soft tissues called rhabdomyosarcoma. And while most children of her age are now preparing for Santa’s visit on December 24, this beautiful little trooper is under the constant care of paediatricians and a palliative care team.Every moment Alexandra has with her adoring family right now is precious and they have moved heaven and earth to try and make all her dreams come true.According to her mother Tracy, Alexandra loves princesses, especially Princess Elsa and Princess Anna from the popular Walt Disney movie ‘Frozen’.“She also loves Santa but he won’t be here until Christmas which could be a lifetime away for Alexandra and she would also love a party with her school friends who haven’t seen her in a while,” she explained.After contacting Share A Dream, the little Limerick princess had her Disney-like dreams realised last Saturday.The royal occasion kicked off with Alexandra and her four-year-old sister Vanessa and mum Tracy being collected by limo from their home in Effin before travelling to Kilmallock along with a cavalcade of Garda cars, fire engines and, of course, the all-important Dream Machine.Once they reached the town, a parade took place with hundreds of locals lining the streets to share in Alexandra’s dream day. Afterwards, she was whisked off with her family to Charleville for a day of pampering and a big party with all her classmates as well as getting to meet her two favourite princesses, Elsa and Anna.“Share A Dream do incredible things for very sick children like our Alexandra and this will give us a lift this Christmas and will be a memory we will always cherish,” her mum said.Share a Dream are now celebrating 25 years of making dreams come true for children like Alexandra all over Ireland. Founder Shay Kinsella likened Alexandra to an “angel” after giving her and her family a treasured early Christmas gift.To donate to Share A Dream contact www.shareadream.ie or call 061-200080/200083. Advertisement WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Twitter Print Email Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live
Home / Daily Dose / Seasonality Plays into Increase in Foreclosure Starts The Data & Analytics division of Black Knight Financial Services, Inc. recently reported the “first look” at the August 2016 month-end mortgage performance statistics derived from its loan-level database representing the majority of the national mortgage market.Total U.S. foreclosure starts numbered 68,800 for the month of August with a 12.23 percent increase from July. Although August 2016 saw a larger increase month over month, the year over year change was shown to be a 9.71 percent decrease.“While it may seem like a large increase, the 12 percent rise in foreclosure starts in August is actually more a product of just how low starts were in July, which actually saw the second lowest volume of foreclosure starts in over 10 years,” says Black Knight Data & Analytics Executive Vice President Ben Graboske. “It’s important to keep this in perspective – despite the monthly rise, August is still the fifth lowest month for starts in 10 years. There is also some seasonality in play here, as 90-day defaults tend to rise through the summer months, but overall default and foreclosure start activity continue to trend in the right direction.”The report states that inventory of loans in foreclosure has now declined for 19 consecutive months and in 51 of the past 52 months with total U.S. loan delinquency rate (loans 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure) currently sitting at 4.24 percent. This is a decrease of 6.04 percent from the previous month as well as a 11.41 percent increase from the past year.Additionally, total U.S. foreclosure pre-sale inventory rate sat at 1.04 percent in August with a decreased month over month change of 4.25 percent and decrease of 29.91 from August of 2015. In contrast, foreclosure sales were a reported 2.15 percent. This was an 8.15 percent increase from the month prior and a 20.26 percent increase from the year before.The number of properties that are 30 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure was 2,151,000. This was 135,000 properties less than July and 262,000 less from August of last year. Likewise, the number of properties that are 90 or more days past due, but not in foreclosure was 669,000 for August 2016 which was a decrease of 26,000 properties from July and 156,000 properties from the year prior.For the number of properties in foreclosure pre-sale inventory, August saw a number of 527,000 properties compared to 23,000 less properties in July and 221,000 properties is August of 2015.Finally, the report states that the number of properties that are 30 or more days past due or in foreclosure sat at 2,678,000. This was a decrease of 158,000 properties in July and 483,000 properties in August of 2015. Subscribe in Daily Dose, Featured, News September 21, 2016 1,217 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Kendall Baer Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Seasonality Plays into Increase in Foreclosure Starts Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Chase Completes Settlement Obligation Ahead of Schedule Next: Fannie Mae Completes Two Credit Insurance Risk Transfers Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2016-09-21 Kendall Baer Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago