AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finnish state-owned gambling operator Veikkaus has reported a year-on-year decline in both gross gaming revenue and profit for 2019, due in part to new social responsiblity measures implemented restrictions it imposed to protect customers gambling online. Finnish state-owned gambling operator Veikkaus has reported a year-on-year decline in both gross gaming revenue and profit for 2019, due in part to new restrictions it imposed to protect customers gambling online.Revenue for the 12 months through to 31 December 2019 amounted to €1.69bn (£1.49bn/$1.90bn), down 3.9% from €1.76bn in the previous year.Casino gaming accounted for the majority of revenue for the year, though the €911.9m total was down 3.0% on 2018.Revenue from lottery games slipped 4.1% to €631.1m, while sports betting revenue was fell 8.5% to €147.8m.Veikkaus also noted that of its total gross gaming revenue for the year, 68.2% of this, or €1.15bn, was attributable to its retail sales network, with the remaining 31.8% (€537.0m) being derived from online.The overall decline in revenue, Veikkaus said, was primarily due to a range of new responsible gambling measures that were introduced during 2018, including mandatory spending limits for all customers. This ultimately contributed to a reduction on player spending for the year. Veikkaus also said its market share in Finland fell by 1% to 85%, with the total amount of gross gaming revenue lost to other operators totalled €309m, an increase of 8.5% on the previous year.In terms of spending, Veikkaus was able to reduce its main operating costs by 10.1% to €210.1m for the year. The operator cited sales commissions and site fees as its main outgoing, but this was down 6.7% year-on-year to €159.0m.Lottery costs were up slightly to €11.1m, but regulatory costs were down 12.4% to €9.9m and materials and supplies spending was reduced by 21.1% to €5.6m. In addition, product advertising spend was slashed by 42.4% to €11.3m.Other operating expenses, including cost of services and spending in relation to epreciation, amortisation and impairment, were also down 14.9% to €174.6m.However, despite cutting spending across the board, Veikkaus still reported a 0.5% decline in profit for the year to €1.00bn, as it was unable to completely overturn the drop in revenue.Reflecting on the year, Veikkaus’ president and chief executive Olli Sarekoski was upbeat about the performance, reiterating the operator’s desire to protect its customers from gambling related harm.“The year 2019 was important to Veikkaus in many respects,” Sarekoski said. “There was lively public debate concerning the company and the gaming system.“We made responsibility towards the players our top priority and made several decisions that will help us to offer our players modern, effective tools for gaming control in the future.”Confirmation of the results comes after Veikkaus in December set out plans to further enhance its responsible gambling measures in 2020, but warned that changes to its operating strategy could lead to a €50m decline in earnings.Approved by the Veikkaus board of directors, the operator’s strategy for the next 12 months will include reducing the number of slot machines it operates across Finland by an estimated 3,500. Email Address Regions: Europe Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter RG measures push revenue down at Veikkaus in 2019 Tags: Online Gambling Topics: Finance Lottery Sports betting Finance 12th March 2020 | By contenteditor
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Alex Goode of England goes past Dan Carter of New Zealand during the QBE International match between England and New Zealand at Twickenham Stadium on December 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis – RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS The big man has had a rotten time of it of late, missing the first four months of the season with a knee injury. In that time Biarritz suffered six defeats on the bounce, a bewildering run of results considering they’d started the season in fine form, winning their first four matches in the Top 14. “Our inconsistency can get very frustrating,” admits Balshaw. “We have so much quality in the squad but we just need to find some stability and greater consistency. It’s hard to try and put a finger on why it is. It must be a mental thing but if we knew what exactly we could rectify it!”Mathematically, Biarritz could still qualify for the last eight of the Heineken Cup but as befits a plain-talking Lancastrian, Balshaw isn’t expecting to be involved in the tournament beyond next week when the group stage concludes following defeats at Connacht and Harlequins.“Our main focus now is finishing in the top six of the Top 14 (and qualifying for the play-offs),” he says. “We’re seventh at the moment and we’ll need to up our game in the second half of the season if we’re going to do it. I think the first four places are already sewn up so there’ll be four or five teams going for the remaining two spots.”The Top 14 doesn’t pause for a breather during the Six Nations, but Balshaw will find time to sit down and watch England. The last few years have been barren ones for England back play but Balshaw believes coach Stuart Lancaster is now spoiled for choice with creative footballers.Goode stuff: the Saracen has impressed BalshawHe’s a particular fan of Alex Goode, the Saracens full-back, who wore the 15 shirt during the autumn internationals, but thinks he may be better deployed elsewhere. “Goode is one of those players who always seems to have time on the ball, and he’s got a spark about him. I wonder perhaps if he shouldn’t play 12 in a sort of Matt Catt/Will Greenwood role.”Balshaw would give Ben Foden the full-back’s shirt for the Six Nations, and also play Mike Brown on the wing, and he’s delighted to see how Freddie Burns has kicked on since the days he knew him as a teenage prodigy at Gloucester. Balshaw was himself once a teenage prodigy at Bath. Now he’s a grizzled veteran at Biarritz but he’s still full of running. It must be the sea air.Follow Gavin Mortimer on Twitter @gavinmortimer7 Dancing feet: will Balshaw extend his stay in the south of France?By Gavin Mortimer FOR ALL the talk in recent weeks about Jonny Wilkinson, and will-he-or-won’t-he sign on for another stint at Toulon, there’s another Englishman in the south of France in a similar situation.In fact the similarities don’t stop there. Iain Balshaw and Jonny Wilkinson first played in the same team in 1997, the all-conquering England schoolboys’ side that also featured Mike Tindall. Born one month apart (Wilkinson is the younger), they went on to win honours for England and the Lions, and capped it all on 22 November 2003 by helping England to win the World Cup.Winning team: Balshaw and Wilko (top)The pair moved to France in the summer of 2009, Wilkinson to Toulon and Balshaw to Biarritz, and the former England full-back has enjoyed three and a half seasons of sun, sea, sand, and the odd bit of success. In 2010 Biarritz reached the final of the Heineken Cup, only to lose to Toulouse, but last season the Basque side defeated Wilkinson’s Toulon in the final of the Amlin Challenge Cup.Balshaw’s contract expires at the end of this season but he’s sure “something will be sorted out in the next three of four weeks”; the ‘something’ hopefully being a contract extension that will allow him and his family to remain in Biarritz for a couple more years.“I’ll be 34 in April but I feel I’m in good nick and I want to keep playing up to my 36th birthday,” he explains. “That’s the plan, at least. By then I would have had 18 years at the professional level and that’s quite a long time – unless you’re Simon Shaw!”The 39-year-old Shaw is still going strong at Toulon and Balshaw suspects he’s benefiting from the warmer climes of the south of France, just as he’s done since moving from Gloucester in the summer of 2009. “The quality of life in Biarritz is amazing,” says Balshaw, whose kids are aged eight, six and two. “They’re all bi-lingual and the youngest, Coco, who’ll be three in March, speaks more French than English.”There’s a family feel to Biarritz with the players and their families spending a lot of time in each other’s company away from the rugby field. “Our kids got to the same crèches and schools and we all try and meet twice a month for lunch somewhere,” explains Balshaw, who’s great mates with Imanol Harinordoquy.
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your name here TAGSBook ClubDr. Martin Luther King Jr.MLK InitiativeMLK Initiative Book ClubOrange CountyOrange County Library SystemOrange County Mayor Jerry Demings Previous articleA former hedge fund trader founded America’s leading nonalcoholic craft beerNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! December 2020: “The Nickel Boys” by Colson WhiteheadNovember 2020: “Small Great Things” by Jodi PicoultOctober 2020: “The Servant Leader” by James A. AutryPhoto courtesy of Orange County Library System. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate From the Orange County NewsroomDr. Martin Luther King Jr. understood that a great education was the foundation of an ethically and morally sound society as education expands one’s vision and develops capabilities to fight injustice. Dr. King believed through literacy, society could break out of the evils of racism and create equality for people of different castes, colors, and creeds.Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings embraces this philosophy. That is why the Orange County MLK Initiative Book Club was launched in October 2020. The goal is to foster a love for literature by promoting books based on the values Dr. King embraced — education, kindness, fairness, and equality, love, selflessness, leadership, and hope.The Book Club is the brainchild of the Education & Literacy sub-committee of the MLK Initiative, which Mayor Demings created to bring the message of Dr. King to unincorporated areas of Orange County and surrounding communities. The other MLK Initiative sub-committees include Community Engagement & Outreach, Diversity & Inclusion, and Marketing & Public Relations.“Dr. King’s lifelong commitment to civil rights, nonviolence, and justice for all remains promising in today’s society,” said Mayor Demings. “Through inclusiveness and collaboration, the initiative will commemorate his work and legacy for years to come, and the book club promotes one of the things he placed great emphasis on — education.”Book Club titles are selected by members of the MLK Initiative. Members are asked to suggest a book that has touched upon Dr. King’s values and has also inspired them professionally or personally. Residents are encouraged to participate by finding the selections in their local library. We hope these inspirational works will spark joy and provide feedback through social media via Facebook at Orange County Mayor and Twitter at OCFLMayor.The Book Club features one book per month, which is announced on the second Wednesday of every month. To learn more about the MLK Initiative and the MLK Book Club, go to ocfl.net/MLK.Recent MLK Book Club selections include:January 2021: “Why We Can’t Wait” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear
“COPY” Save this picture!© Barend Roberts+ 26 Share ArchDaily 2012 Architects: Nico van der Meulen Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Houses Year: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/299943/house-ber-nico-van-der-meulen-architects Clipboard Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/299943/house-ber-nico-van-der-meulen-architects Clipboard South Africa CopyAbout this officeNico van der Meulen ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasJohannesburgHouses3D ModelingSouth AfricaPublished on November 29, 2012Cite: “House Ber / Nico van der Meulen Architects” 29 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/599848/hillside-house-toob-studio Clipboard Houses Save this picture!© Lê Anh Đức – Vũ Ngọc Hà+ 35 Share Vietnam Architects: TOOB STUDIO Area Area of this architecture project Area: 120 m² Area: 120 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2014 Year: ArchDaily CopyHouses•tt. Kỳ Sơn, Vietnam Hillside House / TOOB STUDIOSave this projectSaveHillside House / TOOB STUDIO Projects Save this picture!© Lê Anh Đức – Vũ Ngọc HàThe owner of house works in construction field, and he desires a place not only for his whole family to relax during weekends but also a house that friendly to the nature, suitable to the native architecture, saving energy and low cost.Save this picture!© Lê Anh Đức – Vũ Ngọc HàFrom all above elements, the architects design “Hillside House” which is inspired of Mường ethic traditional house on stilts. Constructed materials are mostly from nearby area like quarry stone, bamboo, palm leaves, etc…combines with specific Vietnamese northern materials such as slate stone, yellow laterite. Structure of the house is made by steel frame, which is quickly constructed, light and durable. Construction workers mostly are Mường people, that’s why the architects try to give a simple but useful solution.Save this picture!© Lê Anh Đức – Vũ Ngọc HàThere are a ground floor and an attic. The ground floor is about 70sqmarea which includes living-dining-kitchen space, one standard bathroom. The 1st floor is 1,2m higher than the ground land around so that people could have the best view of the scene, and to stay away from insects.Save this picture!First Floor PlanMoreover, the atmospheric convection creates comfortable atmosphere, reduces endosmosis from the ground. Surrounding pool is an interesting highlight, it makes the air cooler before flowing through the house. The cover solution is the bamboo curtain system. Each time the curtains are rolled up, the scenery can be enjoyed through the I shaped steel column system, and the bamboo curtains accidently become a romantic nature picture frame.Save this picture!© Lê Anh Đức – Vũ Ngọc HàThe second floor is 50sqm area includes multipurpose space and bedroom, covered by glass not to limit the view. The roof is made of bamboo resigned frame and covered with 50cm thick palm leaves to make it cool inside the house even if during the hottest day of summer.Save this picture!Section 1The construction of the house and the landscape of green are done at the same time. In which there are varieties type of plant such as big tree, fruit tree, and vegetables…Save this picture!© Lê Anh Đức – Vũ Ngọc HàIrrigation and clean water is supplied enough from the underground water stream and rain water which was filtered by natural materials, so tap-water is no longer required.Project gallerySee allShow lessHHF Architects Transform Existing Parking Structure into Public DestinationUnbuilt ProjectSatellite Records World’s Largest Urban Art GIF in Rio de JaneiroArchitecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/599848/hillside-house-toob-studio Clipboard “COPY” photographs: Lê Anh Đức – Vũ Ngọc Hà Photographs: Lê Anh Đức – Vũ Ngọc Hà Design Team:Nguyễn Thùy Chung, Nguyễn Ngọc Mai, Ngô Ngân Hà, Nguyễn Thái Dũng, Trần Khánh Toàn, Trần Nhật MinhArchitect In Charge:Nguyễn Hồng QuangCity:tt. Kỳ SơnCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lê Anh Đức – Vũ Ngọc HàRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterText description provided by the architects. Hillside House project is located among an area of about 1000sqm which is a part of a resort beside Bùi brook, Hòa Bình; that takes 55km from Hà Nội to the west. This place is where Mường ethnic people habit.The murmur all year of Bùi brook along the 45 degree sloped hillside is considered to be the most marvellous scene of the area. However, there was a limitation in construction here. So, this was a tough challenge for the architect in planning overall traffic. Photographs 2014 Year: Hillside House / TOOB STUDIO “COPY” CopyAbout this officeTOOB STUDIOOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousestt. Kỳ SơnHousesVietnamPublished on February 21, 2015Cite: “Hillside House / TOOB STUDIO” 21 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. Howard Lake | 8 September 2013 | News Nominations for the world’s largest humanitarian award close on 9 September 2013. The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation is seeking nominations for its annual Hilton Humanitarian Prize. It is presented annually to an organisation anywhere in the world that is carrying out “extraordinary work to alleviate human suffering”. Nominations for the Hilton Humanitarian Prize are accepted online only. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominees must be “established, non-governmental, publicly supported charitable organisations”. They must also have been legally established for at least five years, so before January 2008 for the 2014 Prize. Advertisement Last year’s winner was ECPAT International, the global network of organisations dedicated to stopping the commercial sexual exploitation of children.Other winners include HelpAge International, Handicap International, SOS Children’s Villages, and St Christopher’s Hospice (in the UK). 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Nominations for $1.5m 2014 Hilton Humanitarian Prize close soon
Achates Philanthropy Prize launches bursaries for arts organisations AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 “The Plough Arts Centre, based in rural northern Devon, has been shortlisted three times for the Achates Philanthropy Prize and won the Individual Philanthropy Award in 2017. This was a huge boost for us and enabled a whole new tranche of individual bursaries for children in hardship. I now feel honoured to be joining the Ambassadors team, introducing new organisations to the possibilities the Prize presents.“We will be working regionally and offering our individual support to organisations applying and are happy to talk through the process, which is very easy and based on telling the story of a first-time cultural supporter. The Ambassadors will also lead on tailored fundraising masterclasses for those who don’t quite make the shortlist. This is such an inclusive, win-win process, which I know will lead to benefits for a much wider group than ever before.”The winners of the inaugural Bursaries will be announced alongside the winners of this year’s Achates Philanthropy Prize at an event at Rich Mix on Tuesday 19 November 2019. The call for entries for the Prize is open until 16 September. The Achates Pilanthropy Prize has launched its first bursaries, offering five UK arts organisations a bespoke masterclass to support the development of their fundraising.The bursaries are offered by the newly-established Achates Philanthropy Prize Ambassadors, which are a group of experienced arts professionals. The Achates Philanthropy Prize Bursaries is the first in a series of national initiatives that will be launched and led by the Ambassadors, supported by the Trustees of the Achates Philanthropy Foundation and the Directors of Achates Philanthropy Ltd. The Ambassadors will offer five organisations a bespoke day-long masterclass on cultural sector fundraising, tailored to their specific needs in infrastructure and skills development. The Bursaries will be awarded to organisations that have not been selected for the 2019 Achates Philanthropy Prize shortlists but have shown considerable potential in their audience strategy and fundraising activity. In addition, the Ambassadors will produce an accompanying report that will inform the future development of the Prize through its findings. A representative from the Ambassadors will be appointed to the Board of the Achates Philanthropy Foundation later this year. Achates Philanthropy Foundation Chair, Caroline McCormick, said: “Since launching the Achates Philanthropy Prize four years ago, it’s been invigorating to discover so many colleagues in the sector who feel as passionately as we – the Trustees of the Achates Philanthropy Foundation – do about the need for a seismic shift in approaches to fundraising. By supporting this first national initiative of the Prize Ambassadors, the Trustees of the Foundation and the Directors of Achates Philanthropy Ltd. are investing in a community of people who believe passionately in the need for a resilient, robust and future-proof arts ecology. We look forward to shaping the future of the Prize together with them.”One of the Ambassadors, and a previous winner of the Prize, Annemarie Shillito said: Advertisement 507 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis16 Melanie May | 20 August 2019 | News Main image: Anne Marie Shillito (third on right) with 2017’s winning philanthropists, Claire and Ray Gard, as well as Prize judges and sponsors. Achates Philanthropy Foundation Chair, Caroline McCormick, is second on the right. Credit: Michal Polak. 506 total views, 2 views today Tagged with: Awards philanthropy 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.
Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WhatsApp WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Linkedin TAGSlimerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articleThird trial ordered for alleged tiger kidnap in LimerickNext articleZach to face third Limerick tiger kidnap trial as bail granted Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Fireswift, The Limerick City Fire and Rescue boatA MAN has been rescued from the Abbey River this Tuesday morning after the alarm was raised when he was seen entering the water near Barrington’s Hospital.The man, understood to be aged in his 40s, was seen entering the water at the quayside at around 11:45am.Members of the Limerick City Fire and Rescue were alerted by the Munster Regional Fire Control Centre that the male was seen in the water.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fireswift, the Fire Service rescue boat, was launched and upon arrival, three members of the Curragower Boat Club were seen assisting the man along with staff member from An Post.The man was had been taken from the water and brought on the breakwater pontoon where the Abbey River meets the River Shannon in Limerick.The man was treated at the scene by emergency paramedics and he was taken to the University Hospital Limerick for further treatment.See more Limerick news hereHelplines:* Samaritans 116 123 or email [email protected]* Aware 1890 303 302 (depression, anxiety)* Pieta House 01 601 0000 or email [email protected] – (suicide, self-harm)* Teen-Line Ireland 1800 833 634 (for ages 13 to 19)* Childline 1800 66 66 66 (for under 18s) Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” NewsBreaking news#BREAKING Man rescued from Abbey River in LimerickBy Staff Reporter – October 24, 2017 4812 Email Advertisement
Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook AudioHomepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook More than 50 chauffeur drivers from Donegal and across the country have completed a 400km drive from Killarney to Donegal today to highlight the impact Covid-19 has had on the industry.The ‘Drive to Survive’ campaign which was organised by the Western Chauffeur Drive Association left Kerry on Friday, travelled along the Wild Atlantic Way and arrived in Donegal Town at around 1pm this afternoon.Gerry Keane from the Western Chauffeur Drive Association of Ireland has praised the support they received along the way.But says the message remains the same, that support from Government is vital:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/gerrykeaneweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Pinterest Over 50 chauffeur drivers arrive in Donegal Town RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – July 26, 2020 Previous articlePolice investigating arson attack on Co Tyrone conventNext articleBonagee United to open new training facility this week News Highland Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further