Topics: Finance Sports betting Iowa’s sports betting handle more than doubles in August Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 11th September 2020 | By contenteditor The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) reported a month-on-month rise in sports betting revenue for August, while the US state also saw its handle more than double during the month.Revenue amounted to $3.0m (£2.3m/€2.5m), up 36.4% from $2.2m in July, as the state continued its recovery from the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) shutdown, which caused all casinos to close from mid-March until June 1.Player spending also improved month-on-month, with Iowa’s handle for August totalling $50.3m, representing a 119.7% increase from $22.9m in July.Online remained the primary source of income for operators in the state, with revenue here reaching $1.6m after players wagered $35.0m through licensed platforms.However, retail continued to close the gap, with more consumers returning to land-based facilities following the easing of Covid-19 restrictions in Iowa. Retail revenue amounted to $1.4m, while retail handle came in at $15.3m.Read the full story on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Iowa The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission (IRGC) reported a month-on-month rise in sports betting revenue for August, while the US state also saw its handle more than double during the month. Finance Email Address
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2000 annual report.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB.rw) 2000 annual report.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange
Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (MUA.mu) 2012 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited offers general insurance for individuals and corporates. The company operates through Casualty, Property, Life, and Other segments, where the Casualty segment offers motor, liability and cash in transit, personal accident and health insurance products. The Property segment provides fire and allied perils, engineering, marine, and all risks insurance products. The Life segment offers life and pension insurance products. The Other segment provides stock-broking services. The company provides additional financial services as well, where housing, educational and vehicle loans are offered. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited has four subsidiaries that work under it, Feber Associates Ltd, National Mutual Fund Ltd and Phoenix TransAfrica Holdings Ltd are fully owned subsidiaries. The Group also owns an 80% stake in Associated Brokers Ltd. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
Austin Laz & Company Plc (AUSTIN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Industrial holding sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Austin Laz & Company Plc (AUSTIN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Austin Laz & Company Plc (AUSTIN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Austin Laz & Company Plc (AUSTIN.ng) 2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileAustin Laz & Company Plc manufactures and a range of refrigerators and air conditioners for the commercial and industrial sectors in Nigeria. The company started operations as a refrigeration sales and services company but it has evolved into a manufacturing enterprise and has pioneered the fabrication of machines that make ice blocks. Products manufactured and sold by Austin Laz & Company include split refrigeration machines, commercial freezers, cold rooms, automatic ice machines and dry freeze machines. The company produces and supplies UPVC Smart Roof and PVC Ceiling Tiles, PVC Ceiling and aluminium long-span roofing sheets through a subsidiary company trading as Aluminium Coils. Austin Laz & Company Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Austin Laz & Company Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. How I’d follow Warren Buffett’s advice to make a passive income from UK shares Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Warren Buffett has never been an investor who focuses on generating a passive income. However, this doesn’t mean his investment principals, that have delivered significant returns over the years, are obsolete when seeking to make an income from UK shares.In fact, by focusing on the quality of a company prior to purchase, as well as its long-term prospects, it’s possible to build a more attractive and robust income over the long run. This could be especially relevant in today’s stock market, where uncertainty is high.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Warren Buffett’s focus on high-quality stocksThe quality of a company has usually formed the centrepiece of his investment strategy. Clearly, defining whether a specific stock is high or low quality is subjective. However, for Buffett, it centres on a competitive advantage.For example, a business that has unique products or strong brand loyalty is likely to have an advantage versus peers selling generic products unvalued by consumers. It may be able to charge higher prices, generate larger margins, and produce higher levels of profit growth. Ultimately, this may mean higher dividends for passive income investors.Warren Buffett’s focus on quality could be especially relevant at the present time. Many industries are facing very difficult operating conditions right now. This could mean those companies with clear competitive advantages have more resilient dividends. Alongside a better chance of growing in the coming years. This may lead to a more generous passive income.A long-term view of dividendsDividend investors can sometimes focus too much on short-term passive income opportunities, rather than long-term income streams. For example, they may purchase the highest-yielding shares they can find for 2021 without considering whether those dividends are likely to grow in the long run. Eventually, they may be left with a passive income that fails to grow by more than inflation.Warren Buffett’s focus on the long term could therefore be worth following. His formula is to outperform the stock market over a period of many years, and even decades. By adopting the same standpoint, it’s possible to look beyond the short-term appeal of high yields. Investors could then consider the affordability of dividends and how quickly they can grow. This may ultimately lead to a larger income in the long run.Of course, it’s important for many investors to obtain a generous income return in the current year. Therefore, there’s likely to be a minimum required yield that makes a stock worth buying in order to produce a sufficient passive income.However, by also factoring in the prospects for dividend growth, it’s possible to combine a worthwhile yield today with the prospect of an inflation-beating income return. That could happen as the world economy recovers over the coming years. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Peter Stephens | Friday, 15th January, 2021 Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! See all posts by Peter Stephens
Glasgow scrum-half Jamie DobieDate of birth 7 June 2001 Born Inverness Club Glasgow Position Scrum-half Country ScotlandWhat sports did you play growing up? A lot of tennis, a lot of golf, obviously rugby. I did a spot of everything really.When did you start playing rugby?At the age of nine in primary school in Inverness, but tennis was my main thing. I was in the tennis academy when I first went to Merchiston school and started playing rugby at the same time. At 14/15, with exams, it was too much to do both.I stuck with rugby because I enjoyed it more – playing with team-mates and friends rather than being an individual in tennis. That’s when rugby took over.What positions have you played? A bit at fly-half in my last year at school but that was more experimental; I’ve really always been a scrum-half. I think skills I picked up playing tennis and golf helped – hand-eye coordination and footwork.What are your strengths? I think passing is probably a strength and my running game has definitely come on. I’ve also done a lot of work on defence.Any childhood heroes? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Livewire: Jamie Dobie breaks for Glasgow Warriors (Inpho) This article originally appeared in the November 2020 edition of Rugby World magazine.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Playing tennis, Andy Murray was the obvious one being a Scot and at the top of the game.Who’s been the biggest influence on your career? My school coach Roddy Deans. He coached me in the last couple of years there. There was influence on the pitch and influence off the pitch, with the leadership element and mental side of the game. He was a massive influence on me and I’m in the position I am now because of him.When did you link up with Glasgow? I was in Edinburgh’s academy for my last couple of years at school and I moved to Glasgow on a pro contract straight from school at 18.What are your goals going forward?To just keep broadening my game and skill-set. I’ve had this first year to learn the structure at Glasgow and role of scrum-half. It’s taking opportunities when they come.What do you do away from rugby? I’m about to start a business course at Strathclyde University in Glasgow.RW Verdict: The World Cup meant Dobie enjoyed more game time than he expected on arriving at Scotstoun and he was named Young Player of the Year in May. He can expect to build on that over the coming months, with his sharp breaks testing defences. The No 9 joined the Warriors straight from school and made an immediate impact
“COPY” ArchDaily Photographs: José GómezSave this picture!© José GómezText description provided by the architects. A conflict of feelings.The project is located within a residential area of complex order and context in northern Babahoyo, the capital of de los Ríos Province, Ecuador. It consists of 5 bedrooms, a small interior courtyard and front courtyard leading onto the street with its central axis, the tree that will generate with its projected growth a transformation inside and outside. Its construction is based on a handmade construction process using local labor and materials, stacking a thousand square blocks of clay, wood and treated blocks. The fragmented natural lighting from the exterior wall is directed toward the center fading slowly inward, denoting a spiritual character, plus the austerity in the material palette and colors emphasizes this intention. An intention that evolves from a renovated home.Save this picture!PlanObtaining a sober project with a clear and basic formal character, where virtually its exterior permeable screen separates the interior, not forgetting the meaning of the street as an extension of the house within the cultural and traditional framework of the population, in a dual order, between the grid and the dynamism of its openings helping the lightness of the wall, maintaining a sense of continuity with the sky, working with the positive tension with the environment, makes its way to a project more anchored in experiences. Ecuador ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/582630/infinita-house-natura-futura-arquitectura Clipboard Photographs Year: Save this picture!© José GómezAn architecture that invites different types of emotions, within the pure, routine experiences, that nonetheless become different. It creates a memory of living nearer the context, a play of light and shadows, like contemplating a transparent dress. fragile, suggesting diverse sensations, where intrigue and desire survive. The dweller does not feel trapped, but free, which is part of a -necessary?- vision. The city grows and diverts from the memories of youth where freedom was part of the visual sensations of the day.Save this picture!© José GómezProject gallerySee allShow lessThe Three-Dimensional City: How Drones Will Impact the Future Urban LandscapeArchitecture NewsMagaldi and Unamuno Squares / Galpón EstudioSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© José Gómez+ 16 Share Infinita House / Natura Futura ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveInfinita House / Natura Futura Arquitectura 2014 Infinita House / Natura Futura Arquitectura CopyAbout this officeNatura Futura ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBabahoyoEcuadorPublished on December 31, 2014Cite: “Infinita House / Natura Futura Arquitectura” [Casa Infinita / Natura Futura Arquitectura] 31 Dec 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
“COPY” Housing 2015 Architects: UNStudio Area Area of this architecture project 2015 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773802/fairyland-guorui-unstudio Clipboard photographs: Edmon LeongPhotographs: Edmon LeongSave this picture!© Edmon LeongText description provided by the architects. The Fairyland Guorui Villa complex is located in the Miyun Economic & Technical Development Zone 1 in Beijing. The site is situated on a plot where two rivers converge, surrounded by natural scenery and mountain views. In order to take full advantage of the location, the layout of the villas follows an open plan organisation.The public spaces within and adjacent to the complex follow the design philosophy set out in the masterplan and respond to the context of the site in the waterside location. This includes a riverside boulevard and a tree-lined boulevard as well as a grand central garden. The garden landscaping of the whole development corresponds to the surrounding natural environment. To support this pedestrian-friendly outdoor quality for the residents, the vehicular traffic has been kept to a minimum and cars are confined to a central parking location.Save this picture!RenderEssential to the design approach for the villa development is the combination of individuality with a distinct quality of community. As a result, a mix of consistency and singular identity defines the scheme.Like sculptures, the individual villas line the mix of orderly pathways and free form structures oriented towards different views of the surrounding natural landscape.Save this picture!© Edmon LeongFacade designThe architectural masterplan envisions sculptural villas scattered along the riverside, each with its own characteristics and living spaces and embedded in the communal space to stimulate a neighborhood effect. The facades of the villas are designed to create a strong inside/outside condition and in order to achieve this employ different ‘sets’ of integrated features, including balconies, bay windows, canopies or terraces and roof-top gardens. Various arrangements of these features are applied to create different types of villas across the compound, enabling variety and preserving the sense of uniqueness through the organisation of geometric elements.Save this picture!© Edmon LeongThrough the creation of these base elements, numerous variations are made possible, while keeping an overall balance and consistency throughout the development and enhancing the efficiency in the actual production and construction of the facade. Within the organisation of the villas, modern and classical living are combined with respect to family life. The villas offer a variety of rooms for family members of all ages: some communal for shared family activities, some for entertainment and family dining and others for privacy. The incorporation of the outside spaces into the facade design adds further variety to the living spaces, with the directional windows, recessed balconies and the activation of the roof as a living space creating a balance between privacy for the owners and the most possible daylight, wide views and open spaces.Save this picture!ElevationThe addition of these facade features further connects the experience of the architecture to the surrounding landscapes. Through slight transformations in shape – created by the slight twisting of the curved surfaces of the façade – rhythm in the elevations is created which adds continuity and further unifies the architecture with the landscape. In addition the clay color of the facade fosters this intrinsic connection between built and natural environment.The facade cladding is made from recycled stone produced from powdered stone and is applied to the facade in a contemporary fashion. This enables the realisation of the fluent curves, while permitting the necessary tolerances for the local construction team.Save this picture!© Edmon LeongSustainabilityNumerous energy saving devices and solutions are used in the villas. Passive design techniques are employed which take into account the orientation of the individual buildings and the location and size of the glazed portions of the facade with respect to heat gain. Further energy saving installations include the use of advanced heat insulation in the walls and windows, an adjustable floor heating system, solar energy, a state of the art ventilation system that removes nearly all of the unwanted and unhealthy particles and provides clean and healthy air, a wind power system for lighting supply and sustainable construction materials. Save this picture!DetailProject gallerySee allShow lessAizkibel Library Extension / Estudio BeldarrainSelected ProjectsThe Concrete Cut / Pitsou Kedem ArchitectsSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:2 Yun Teng Lu, Yinzhou Qu, Ningbo Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, ChinaLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/773802/fairyland-guorui-unstudio Clipboard China CopyHousing•Ningbo Shi, China Projects “COPY” Year: Save this picture!© Edmon Leong+ 17 Share Year: Photographs CopyAbout this officeUNStudioOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingNingbo ShiChinaPublished on September 18, 2015Cite: “Fairyland Guorui / UNStudio” 18 Sep 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Florida Fraud SIGTARP Troubled Asset Relief Program 2015-01-23 Brian Honea Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago January 23, 2015 1,053 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Print This Post Florida Man Receives 21-Month Prison Sentence for Fraud A Florida man has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for a fraud scheme perpetrated against businesses and individuals seeking lines of credit, according to an announcement on Friday from Christy Romero, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP).The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Edward Chen to Michael Pitamber Ramdat, 30, of Palm Bay, Florida, on Wednesday, January 21, according to the announcement from SIGTARP and Melinda Haag, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California, and David J. Johnson, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI San Francisco Field Office. Ramdat was indicted on November 21, 2013, on five counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy. He pleaded guilty to all counts on June 11, 2014.Court documents stated that Ramdat and his business partner, Leigh Farrington Fiske, of Tampa, Florida, operated a business called Corporate Funding solutions, the purported purpose of which was to obtain lines of credit for customers who paid a fee. Fiske solicited customers for the business via the Internet and word of mouth, but the two men never intended to offer any services for the fees collected. Ramdat served as a “customer service” representative, where his job was to vouch for the legitimacy of the business with victims recruited by Fiske and to provide excuses to victims of the fraud.The two men collected about $433,000 from approximately 30 victims without obtaining lines of credit for them or providing any services at all. Ramdat admitted that he kept more than $200,000 of the money. The two men funneled monies they received from the scam through banks that received funding through TARP, according to the plea agreement.Last month, Fiske was sentenced by Judge Chen to 37 months in prison, which he will begin serving on March 31. In addition to the prison sentence, Ramdat was sentenced to three years of supervised release and ordered to pay restitution. He will begin serving his prison sentence immediately. Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Florida Man Receives 21-Month Prison Sentence for Fraud Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Tagged with: Florida Fraud SIGTARP Troubled Asset Relief Program Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Report: Investors Move Toward Potential Ocwen Lawsuit Next: DS News Webcast: Monday 1/26/2015 Subscribe About Author: Brian Honea Sign up for DS News Daily
365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Twitter Newsx Adverts Pinterest WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Previous articleMan denies Garda Robbie McCallion manslaughter chargeNext articleContractor will withdraw from Derry estate if attacks continue News Highland Up to 85 positions at Foyle Meats are at risk of redundancy, its parent company Foyle Food Group has said.Based in Campsie Foyle Meats has a processing capacity of 1,500 cattle and 12,000 lambs per week.At its peak, the Foyle Group was Northern Ireland’s biggest exporters of lambs.It processed up to 400,000 carcases a year and won supply contracts in France and with Tesco throughout the UK.The Foyle Food Group, also owns Omagh Meats, Donegal meat, Foyle Proteins and Hilton Meats.The group as a whole employs more than 750 people, with 260 of those working at Foyle Meats.While farmers and supermarkets have been making money from a buoyant lamb trade, processors claim their margins have been squeezed.A statement from the company said that between 2007 and 2009, the total number of lambs processed in Northern Ireland fell by 29%.There has been a further reduction of 25% since the start of 2010.The company said it would work closely with the Unite union to minimise job losses and explore other job opportunities within the group. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – June 24, 2010 Twitter Foyle Meats to make 85 workers redundent Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire