US commercial gambling market continues to recover in October

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Finance US commercial gambling market continues to recover in October Total GGR for the month amounted to $3.38bn in October, which was 7.0% lower than in the same month last year, but 6.0% higher than in September this year, according to figures published by the American Gaming Association (AGA). Topics: Finance Regions: US 9th December 2020 | By Robert Fletcher The majority of states posted a month-on-month increase in commercial GGR, while Ohio, South Dakota, Iowa, New Jersey and Pennsylvania also reported yea-on-year growth. Read the full story on iGB North America. Tags: GGR The October figure also represented the highest monthly total since February, prior to casinos having to temporarily close due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The figures showed that despite ongoing capacity restrictions on activities at land-based casinos, slots were by far the main source of income for commercial operators in the US. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address US commercial gross gaming revenue (GGR) increased for the sixth consecutive month in October to $3.38bn (£2.51bn/€2.79bn), primarily due to growth within both the igaming and sports wagering sectors.last_img read more

Berger Paints Plc ( HY2014 Interim Report

first_imgBerger Paints Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2014 interim results for the half year.For more information about Berger Paints Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Berger Paints Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Berger Paints Plc (  2014 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileBerger Paints Plc is a manufacturing company in Nigeria producing paint, surface coating and allied products for the residential, commercial, marine and industrial sectors. The company has an extensive product range which is divided into decorative/architectural finishes, industrial coatings, marine and protection coatings, automotive/vehicle finishes, and wood finishes and preservers. Berger Paints has a manufacturing plant and distribution centre in Lagos and over 25 distribution points in the major towns and cities in Nigeria. Berger Paints Colourworld is a retail outlet which offers a wide range of products and offers support with expertise and colour development software. Colourworld also offers an advanced automotive tinting system and colour software and carries a supply of paint tools and applications. In 2012, Berger Paints Nigeria Plc partnered with KCC Corporation, the largest heavy duty coating manufacturing company in South Korea. The partnership facilitates the supply quality, durable coatings for the marine and protective sectors. The company was established in 1959 by Lewis Berger, a German colour chemist who founded the Berger Paints’ dynasty in London in the late 1970s. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Berger Paints Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Platinum level added to Payroll Giving Quality Mark Awards

first_img  32 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Institute of Fundraising legacies payroll giving The Institute of Fundraising is adding a new ‘Platinum’ level of Quality Mark to its Payroll Giving Quality Mark Awards in order to recognise the very best employers who are promoting payroll giving to their staff.The new Quality Mark has been introduced to mark the 25th anniversary of the launch of the tax-effective method of giving direct from salary in the UK. It joins the bronze, silver and gold awards.The Payroll Giving Quality Mark Awards were announced in January 2006 with the aim of recognising and rewarding organisations for making Payroll Giving available to their staff. They form part of an effort to increase participation in payroll giving and help increase the sustainable income stream available to charities.The Quality Mark acknowledges how payroll giving has been implemented within an organisation and demonstrates its commitment to the good causes that its employees wish to support from their salary.Employers are recognised with a Bronze, Silver, Gold or now a Platinum Quality Mark Award depending on the take-up of the scheme that they achieve. The new Platinum level recognises employers that go the extra mile in terms of promoting this form of giving to charity.So far over 80 organisations have applied for this highest level of award, with 29 meeting the criteria. They will receive their awards shortly.A second wave of awards is expected to be delivered at the National Payroll Giving Excellence Awards ceremony in October 2012 as a further celebration of Payroll Giving’s 25th Howard Lake | 22 April 2012 | News Platinum level added to Payroll Giving Quality Mark Awards 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 Researching massive growth in giving. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Guest speaker Ben Shapiro talks about “leftist myths”

first_imgTwitter TAGSembedded tweetsphotosvideo ReddIt Tamera Hyatte Tamera Hyatte is a senior journalism major with a minor in women and gender studies from Anaheim, CA. Tamera Hyatte World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution ReddIt Tamera Hyatte TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history How the TCU gender ratio affects campus hookup culture Tamera Hyatte Students, faculty and administration seek to improve TCU experience for students of color Guest speaker Ben Shapiro spoke about leftist myths Wednesday nigh in the BLUU auditorium. (Photo Credits: Lizzie Hopkins)center_img TCU community reflects on suicide prevention at vigil Twitter Brite Divinity continues to promote proclaiming pride Facebook Facebook Linkedin Previous articleBollywood cardio class spreads cultural awarenessNext articleWomen’s basketball is ready for new season to start Saturday Tamera Hyatte RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Linkedin printAn overflow crowd of students and community members filled the Brown Lupton University Union auditorium Wednesday night to listen to a conservative viewpoint on diversity and white privilege. Ben Shapiro, who is the Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Wire and host of The Ben Shapiro Show, spoke about those topics as well as trigger warnings and microaggressions. He called all of them “leftist myths.”Shapiro was brought to campus by the Young Americans for Freedom organization. Shapiro was applauded by some in the audience and questioned critically by others at the end of the program. Shapiro was critical of recent protests at TCU and across the nation. He also objected to the university’s handling of a list of demands from three students, including the naming of a chief inclusion officer, a cabinet-level position. He criticized San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick who started a protest movement of not standing for the National Anthem to object to what he called the mistreatment of people of color in this country. “To tribute the shooting of black people, to unspecify white privilege and to kneel for the National Anthem as Colin Kaepernick does, that’s racist in it of itself,” Shapiro said. “You can’t assume white people don’t care about innocent black people getting blown away without evidence. That’s disgusting and it’s racist.”He called out the three students who met with Chancellor Victor Boschini and presented a list of demands they said would improve diversity and inclusion at TCU. “Yes, I mean you Diona Willis, Shanel Alexander and Emily Laff,” he said. “Those are the three TCU students who have organized these silent protests during the National Anthem at football games. Shame on the administration, weaklings as like the chancellor, the vice chancellor, and the associate chancellor of student affairs and all the other administrators who gave credit for this bulls–t.”Ben Shapiro speaks about leftist myths from Tamera Hyatte on Vimeo.Alexander and Willis attended the speech and said they felt disrespected by Shapiro and others who have criticized them without talking to them.“I felt he was a crowd pleaser,” said Willis, a senior political science major. “He wanted to say what he knew would get people riled up that would obviously charge either side or the opposition to side with him.” Alexander, who is also a senior political science major, said Shapiro and the students of YAF misunderstood the reasoning behind the protests and list of demands.“A lot of the conservative people on campus and people on the outside looking in do not understand the reasoning behind the demands,” Alexander said. “The fact that people haven’t spoken to us to get the root of it, it just makes it wrong to speak out about it in general.”Ron Robinson, president of the national organization the Young America’s Foundation, was among those in the crowd. “I definitely agree with the educational provocative nature in the sense it challenges students to read a lot, to study on issues and to form their own opinions based on the conclusions they come to,” he said. A TCU student and member of YAF Mary Beth Strobel, a senior economics major, agreed with Shapiro’s assessment that white privilege is an individual problem, not societal issue.Prior to his speech, Shapiro spoke briefly with TCU360 about his views on inequality.  “Essentially, I think income inequality is made an issue because people want to redistribute income and ignore the real problem is poverty; not further somebody is rich or not. The rich people are not stealing the money from poor people.” [View the story “Ben Shapiro speaks about leftist myths” on Storify] Tamera Hyatte The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive yearslast_img read more

Bundoran RNLI called to assist pleasure craft at Mullaghmore

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Bundoran RNLI called to assist pleasure craft at Mullaghmore Google+ Facebook Twitter Google+ Facebook By News Highland – January 20, 2014 The crew of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were tasked on Sunday afternoon for their first callout of 2014.An 18 foot pleasure craft with two persons on board which suffered engine failure off Mullaghmore Head in County Sligo. The alarm was raised with Malin Head Coast Guard shortly before 4pm on Sunday afternoon by mobile phone and the lifeboat launched within 3 minutes as many of the crew were already on station completing their Advanced Cardiac First Responder course.On arriving at the scene, the crew found that the occupiers of the pleasure craft were being assisted by local charter fishing boats.  The Bundoran lifeboat crew then took the craft under tow to Mullaghmore harbour and returned then to the lifeboat station.Speaking afterwards, Lifeboat Launching Authority for Bundoran RNLI Patrick O’Doherty said ‘we were happy to assist the boat owners who had the misfortune of having their engine lose power while out on a Sunday afternoon. We would advise all boat owners to ensure that they have a means of contacting the Coast Guard in case of emergency when out on the water.  We would especially recommend the use of a handheld VHF radio. Pinterest Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry center_img Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th WhatsApp Previous articleShay stars for BoroNext articleMEP says Donegal will reap the benefits of 200 million Euro PEACE fund News Highland 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Was Gosafe targeting unwitting speeders in Letterkenny?

first_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Was Gosafe targeting unwitting speeders in Letterkenny? Homepage BannerNews Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Twitter Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Donegal’s Mayor has questioned GoSafe operating a speed check on the four lane road in Letterkenny on the same day new signs were erected dropping the legal speed from 100 to 80 kmp/h.The lower speed limit was passed earlier this year but only came in to force with the erection of new signage on Friday.As the signs were being changed, a GoSafe van was operating a speed check.Councillor Gerry McMonagle is seeking clarification on which speed limit the van was checking, he says if it was 80 kmp/h then those caught as the signs were changing should have the offence waved:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – October 31, 2017 WhatsApp Twittercenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleLetterkenny social welfare officer admits selling info to private investigatorNext articleDates confirmed for Super 8’s and All Ireland Final’s News Highland Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebooklast_img read more

HII’s Shipbuilding Division Hosts U.S. Congressmen

first_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: U.S. View post tag: hosts The Congressmen toured the shipyard and visited various shops where ship units are assembled. They also were given a tour of the amphibious transport dock John P. Murtha (LPD 26), which will launch later this year.“These visits are important to show our regional Congressional leadership the innovation we are implementing to reduce costs and the quality workmanship of our shipbuilders,” said Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias. “We spent time with the Congressmen talking about our build processes and the progress we are making across the yard, particularly on the LPD program. We have a hot production line and are benefitting from a strong learning curve on this program, making the ships more affordable and providing a complex and quality product for our sailors and Marines.”“More than 2,000 residents of Southwest Alabama go to work every day at the world-class Huntington Ingalls facility across the state line in Mississippi,” said Byrne, who represents the 1st District in Alabama. “At a time when our nation faces uncertainty and rising forces that seek to challenge our status as the world’s dominant power, it’s more important than ever that we have a strong and capable Navy. The ships produced here on the Gulf Coast are vital to our ability to project power and protect our interests abroad. I look forward to working with Congressman Palazzo on the House Armed Services Committee to ensure the Gulf Coast region presents a unified voice in support of the shipbuilding industry.”While the newly elected Byrne was making his first visit to Ingalls, Palazzo has previously toured Ingalls multiple times.“It’s always a pleasure to meet with our Mississippi shipbuilders, who go to work every day in support of our men and women in the U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard,” said Palazzo, who represents Mississippi’s 4th District. “I want to take every opportunity to educate my colleagues on the importance of the shipbuilding work we do right here in South Mississippi. The more members of Congress who see how vital these ships are to our national security, the more they will support investments in future ships, like a 12th LPD 17 warship. I am confident Rep. Byrne will prove to be a staunch shipbuilding ally on the House Armed Services Committee, and I am pleased to welcome him to South Mississippi today.”[mappress]Press Release, April 25, 2014; Image: HII View post tag: Congressmen View post tag: division View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Shipbuildingcenter_img Back to overview,Home naval-today HII’s Shipbuilding Division Hosts U.S. Congressmen April 25, 2014 Share this article Authorities The U.S. Reps. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., and Steven Palazzo, R-Miss., visited Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division Wednesday. The congressmen, both members of the House Armed Services Committee, met with shipbuilders and were briefed on the construction processes for the four different classes of military ships built at Ingalls. HII’s Shipbuilding Division Hosts U.S. Congressmen View post tag: HIIlast_img read more

Coffee Concert, 20th January 2008: Jennifer Pike plays Ravel and Franck

first_imgOne of the greatest young British violinists playing one of the greatest  romantic sonatas: this was the spectacle at the Holywell Music Room last  Sunday, as Jennifer Pike gave a breathtaking performance of violin sonatas by Ravel and Franck.  Pike won BBC Young Musician of the Year in 2002 at the age of twelve, and her recital last Sunday showed that her early promise is certainly being fulfilled.  The famous Franck sonata was particularly well received by the audience, who filled the hall easily.  It was so full, in fact, that people had to sit on the stage behind the violinist.Accompanying Jennifer Pike was her father, Jeremy Pike.  The great understanding between the pair was evident, particularly in the antiphonal section at the beginning of the third movement of the Ravel.  This movement was particularly energetic, with dashing semiquavers, and was well appreciated by the audience.  Ravel’s love of jazz was clear in both this and the second movement.  Upon hearing a black jazz band in 1921 in Paris, Ravel asked in a letter, ‘Have you been to hear the negroes?  Their virtuosity is at times terrifying’.  This virtuosity was clearly on display in Pike’s performance.The Franck sonata certainly lived up to Jeremy Pike’s description as both ‘uplifting’ and ‘tragic’ in different places.  The intense silence of the audience following the third movement showed their appreciation for Jennifer Pike’s playing.  The themes which recurred throughout were brought out beautifully by the young violinist, and the fiendish piano part was exceptionally well played; this was especially noticeable in the second and final movements.The concert ended with an encore. Jennifer Pike played an arrangement of Gershwin’s ‘It ain’t necessarily so’.  Her love for the piece was clearly on show, and was hence transferred to the audience.  After such a fantastic concert, the next in the series is eagerly anticipated.  It will be held next Sunday at 11.15am, and consists of the Tippett string quartet playing Beethoven and Tippett (tickets available from Tickets Oxford 01865 305305).last_img read more

Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page Pleads Ignorance In ‘Stairway To Heaven’ Plagiarism Lawsuit

first_imgWhile Led Zeppelin has endured a powerful legacy among classic rockers, one sharp criticism of the band is their unfortunate penchant for stealing songs. So much so, in fact, that we wrote an in-depth feature with a track by track analysis to determine the extent of the problem.However, one song gave us pause in the article: “Stairway To Heaven.” Easily the band’s most iconic song, “Stairway” came under fire when the band Spirit accused them of ripping it off from their 1968 original, “Taurus.” Led Zeppelin IV, featuring “Stairway,” was released in 1971.Currently, the plagiarism case is in the courts, and guitarist Jimmy Page recently made something a definitive statement on the matter. As The Hollywood Reporter shares, Page denied ever hearing the “Taurus” song until 2014.“I had not previously seen it in my collection and do not know how or when it got there,” states Page. “It may well have been left by a guest. I doubt it was there for long, since I never noticed it before. But, again, I know I did not hear Taurus until 2014.”The band’s main argument can be read here: “The similarity between ‘Taurus’ and ‘Stairway’ is limited to a descending chromatic scale of pitches resulting from ‘broken’ chords or arpeggios and which is so common in music it is called a minor line cliché… There is no substantial similarity in the works’ structures, which are markedly different. Neither is there any harmonic or melodic similarity beyond the unprotected descending line. Rather, straining to find something, the plaintiff’s expert argues that ‘Stairway’ and recordings of ‘Taurus’ have only five of the six chords in a centuries-old work — part of public domain material is still public domain material — and that both have the unprotected sequence of notes in a minor scale, A, B and C.”Meanwhile, Spirit is arguing that they performed with Led Zeppelin on a number of occasions, thus providing ample time for the band to morph “Taurus” into “Stairway To Heaven.”You can listen to both songs and compare for yourself, below:last_img read more

Moon Hooch Covers Backstreet Boys At Wild, Impromptu Belgian Street Jam With Brazzmatazz & NAFT

first_imgCurrently, the explosive horn-and-percussion trio, Moon Hooch, is on tour in Europe. The three stellar musicians are known for their high-octane performances, consistently wowing audiences stateside with their adventurous sound and energized and infectious live shows. As the band continues across Europe, with dates coming up in Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal, Austria, and Hungary through to August 5th, it’s clear the New York-born ensemble is making a lasting impression on fans across the pond.Recently, Moon Hooch released a special video to its YouTube page, which features the band tearing up a spontaneous street jam in Belgium during the Gentse Feesten. Flanked by two Belgian brass bands, Brazzmatazz and NAFT, the rowdy impromptu concert recalls Moon Hooch’s early days in New York City, where the trio first came to fame after videos of busking in the subway went viral. With a history of captivating, live public performances, this newest video from Moon Hooch is just as wild, with the band and their Belgian friends laying out a fiery cover of Backstreet Boys classic “Everybody”.The band’s cover is pretty ridiculous, with stellar hornwork across the board in addition to some standout cameos of fans on the streets getting down to the group. You can check it out for yourself below, plus catch Moon Hooch when they’re back in the U.S. on tour, with the group playing a number of festival appearances and headlining shows from August through September.Moon Hooch, Brazzmatazz & NAFT – “Everybody” (Backstreet Boys cover)last_img read more