Horse Racing Ireland sees on-course betting increase in 2019 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Finance Email Address Regions: UK & Ireland AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Finance Sports betting Horse racing Tags: Race Track and Racino Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), the sports’ national governing body, has reported a 4.5% year-on-year rise in on-course betting turnover for 2019, despite seeing a decline in Tote wagering.Total on-course betting turnover for the 12 months through to 31 December 2019, including the Tote, amounted to €78.9m (£66.8m/$88.8m), up from €75.5m in the previous year.Growth was driven by an increase in turnover from betting rings, which climbed 6.6% year-on-year to €58.4m.However, the HRI noted a decline in turnover from on-course Tote betting, with this falling by 0.9% to €10.6m, while turnover from on-course starting price (SP) shops also fell by 1.0% to €9.9m.Total Tote betting turnover was also down by 13.0% from €69.2m in 2018 to €60.2m in the past year.On-course betting was boosted by an increase in attendance, with this figure up 3.2% year-on-year from 1.27m to 1.32m, due in part to a busy Christmas period.Elsewhere, prize money climbed 4% to €66.1m for the year, while the HRI said commercial sponsorship was also up by 17.3% to €6.1m. However, there was a slight decline in European Breeders Fund sponsorship, which declined 0.5% to €2.19m.“Obviously increased attendances mean more potential customers for on-course bookmakers, but it is clear also that people see the on-course bookmakers as a part of the atmosphere of a day at the races and enjoy the service and interaction that goes along with having a bet with them and with the Tote at the races,” HRI chief executive Brian Kavanagh said.“While changing habits and technological advances mean that the ring isn’t back to where it once was, this is a positive development.”Kavanagh said 2019 was another challenging year for Tote Ireland, adding that the HRI will consider its options over the Tote moving forward.“While on course turnover fell by just 1%, Tote betting overall was down 13% (or €9m), the majority of this accounted for by a significant dip in international money bet off-course into Irish pools,” Kavanagh said.“The Board of Horse Racing Ireland received a full presentation on future options for Tote Ireland. All options are being considered and we will revert with a recommended position in the coming months. The decision will reflect what we believe is the best option for Irish racing.”Kavanagh also noted that total off-course betting receipts collected by the Irish government climbed 81.6% in 2019, which reflected a 1% rise in the rate of betting tax.“This means that, for the first time, the €95m collected in betting tax receipts significantly exceeded the Exchequer funding for horse racing,” Kavanagh said. 28th January 2020 | By contenteditor Horse Racing Ireland (HRI), the sports’ national governing body, has reported a 4.5% year-on-year rise in on-course betting turnover for 2019, despite seeing a decline in Tote wagering.
Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Investment sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dale Capital Group Limited (DCPL.mu) 2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileDale Capital Group is a publicly-quoted Private Equity Investment Holding Company, which deals with investment in hotels, leisure and tourism, property, Information Technology, food and security, fine food and beverages, banking and financial services, agriculture, aquaculture, aviation, mining and resources, renewable energy, African infrastructure, secured lending, non-durable goods distribution, lodging, and financial and fiduciary services sectors. The company is particularly interested in investments within the Sub-Saharan Africa Region, though the company is headquartered in Ebene, Mauritius with additional offices in Cape Town, South Africa. Dale Capital Group is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Health sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: EkoCorp Plc (EKOCOR.ng) 2019 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileEkoCorp Plc provides hospital and medical care services in Nigeria through direct health and medical insurance carriers. These include medical practitioners, dieticians, diabetic nurse educators, foot care specialists and ophthalmologists. Consultant services include general surgery, orthopedic surgery, grammatology, otorhinolaryngology audiology and speech therapy, dental surgery, radiology, Physiotherapy, endoscopy, anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology, radiotherapy and oncology. EkoCorp Plc offers immunological screening for thyroid antibodies, thyroid adrenal anti-nuclear antibodies and pediatric endocrinology services. Other services address healthcare needs for ENT, dental, vision, auditory, dialysis, pathology, psychiatric and prostate screening and diagnostics. The company also provides extended cover protection for dread disease, medical complications as well as general life insurance cover. A subsidiary of EkoCorp Plc manufactures a range of pharmaceutical preparations. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. EkoCorp Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
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Thus, BATS shares have dived by almost a tenth (9.3%) since a month ago.BATS is worth £6.1bn less, but why?I’ll put this 9.3% one-month fall in the share price into context. Today, British American Tobacco is worth £59.5bn, placing it in the top ranks of FTSE 100 heavyweights. Yet, only one month ago, it was worth £65.6bn. In other words, the market value of the firm has declined by £6.1bn. That’s more than the entire market value of 31 of the individual members of the FTSE 100.Furthermore, over the past 12 months, the shares have dipped 13.9%. Yet as recently as 15 January, they hit a 52-week high of £35.07. Then again, during the spring market meltdown, this FTSE 100 share hit a low of £23.62 (on 23 March).Therefore, BATS shares are currently just 11.4% above their 52-week low of five months ago. This makes me suspect that Mr Market may be mispricing this FTSE 100 stalwart.BATS is cheap in FTSE 100 termsThanks to recent share-price declines, British American Tobacco shares are getting further into value territory on fundamentals. Today, they trade on a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.5, for a tidy earnings yield of 10.5%. The current dividend yield of 8.04% is almost double that of the FTSE 100 as a whole.Even better, the next quarterly dividend of 52.6p is still up for grabs. It will be paid on 12 November to shareholders as of 1 October. That’s 2% of today’s share price in cash, right there and then. And another 2% in the next quarter. And the next. And so on, until cigarettes get banned or everyone on Earth stops smoking.But the business is doing just fineOne reason for a declining FTSE 100 share price might be a worrying fall in sales, profitability or cash flows. But the half-year results released on 31 July suggested to me that the firm was coping admirably with the coronavirus crisis.To sum up, British American Tobacco is in pole position in a declining industry, but one with loyal (and addicted) customers. It’s committed to paying out 65% of its earnings in dividends, which is billions of pounds a year for decades. Thus, I’d buy this FTSE 100 share today to grab a share of this torrential cash bonanza! Enter Your Email Address This solid FTSE 100 share has fallen 9.3% in a month. I’d buy it today! Image source: Getty Images. Cliff D’Arcy | Thursday, 13th August, 2020 | More on: BATS 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. 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Churchill Cup 2011Saturday June 4, Franklin’s GardensItaly A vs. Canada, 1430England Saxons vs. USA, 1700Wednesday June 8, Esher RugbyTonga vs. USA, 1730Russia vs. Canada, 2000 US Eagles Flanker Todd CleverUS EAGLES flanker Todd Clever says his team can’t wait to test themselves in their opening game of the Churchill Cup against England Saxons at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday (5pm).Speaking after training at the Butts Park Arena, Coventry, Clever said: “I ran through the Saxons squad after they announced it and it’s a good team. It’s really good for us to play against a quality team.“I’m sure they are going to want to put in a good performance after the Barbarians and guys will want their say towards to the World Cup squad. It is not going to be an easy task at all but for us we are looking forward to playing against the Saxons and it should be a fun one.”The Eagles will have their eye on the World Cup too and Clever added: “We said in our opening meeting, just because you are here it doesn’t mean you are going to make the World Cup squad.“Just because the maths says there are 28 players here and 30 going to the World Cup, there are some guys that are either injured at the moment or getting rested because they have had long seasons in England or France. So basically it is a trial for everybody and you have to put your best foot forward in every training session, every meeting and obviously every game.”The USA arrived yesterday and today’s run was a chance to blow away the cobwebs, with Clever saying: “It was pretty wet, there was some slipping and some sliding but it was good to get out and a good welcome back to England with the rain and grey.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Sunday June 12, KingsholmEngland Saxons vs. Tonga, 1430Italy A vs. Russia, 1700Saturday June 18, SixwaysBowl Final, 1200Plate Final, 1415Cup Final, 1630 COMMERCE CITY, CO – JUNE 21: Todd Clever #7 of the USA Eagles runs the ball against Georgia during the Churchill Cup 5th/6th Play Off at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park on June 21, 2009 in Commerce City, Colorado. The USA Eagles defeated Georgia 31-13 to capture fifth place in the Churchill Cup. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
EDMMEDIA to manage World Cancer Research Fund list AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Individual giving Howard Lake | 20 October 2009 | News World Cancer Research Fund has appointed data specialists EDMMEDIA to act as its List Manager and Broker within the UK.EDMMEDIA already fulfilled these roles for WCRF in Europe, so now it handles all WCRF media planning and buying requirements in the UK, Holland and France.Suzanne Lewis, managing director of EDMMEDIA, said: “Our appointment fits EDMMEDIA’s strategy of being the market leader for data in the charity sector here in the UK, not to mention delivering a unique offering across Europe.” Advertisement 15 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis www.edmmedia.co.uk 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.
Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Research / statistics 67 total views, 1 views today 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. – 98% of households report having ever used a charity service (up from 93% in 2014) while 83% of households have used a charity service in the last 12 months (up from 79% in 2014) and 53% of households have used a charity service in the last month (on a par with the 51% in the 2014 survey);– Among single parent households, those who use charities at least monthly has risen from 29% in 2014 to 53% in 2016;– Young family households have used the most types of charities averaging 6.95. This compares to the lowest average of 5.44 for older single-adult households and a national average of 6.07;– In the last year, young families are the most likely household type to have received advice or information from a charity website (24% vs. 17% overall), received medical care (11% vs. 7% overall), or bought or rented through a charitable Housing Association (7% vs. 3% overall);– Age-wise, young people are the most likely to have personally used a charity service in the last month (60% vs 50% overall) or in the last year (88% vs. 80% overall);– Single parent households are the most likely household type to report the most regular use of charities, with 53% using at least monthly (vs. 34% overall) and 31% using at least once a week (vs. 14% overall);– More women used charities in the last year than men (86% women vs. 75% men).John Low, Chief Executive at the Charities Aid Foundation said:“Nearly every household in the UK has now used a charity at some point which shows their vital and varied role in society. But charities are also increasingly serving the basic needs of a community. We are now seeing growing numbers of young people, young families and single parent families counting on charities for ongoing support, whether this is online advice or more sophisticated care services.”The findings, based on a survey of 2,054 UK-based adults by Populus, are from Charity Street 2, which updates CAF’s first report, Charity Street, published in 2014. The full Charity Street 2 report will be published by CAF in June. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3 Almost every household in the UK has used a charitable service in the past two years, according to the Charities Aid Foundation.CAF’s latest research shows that 98% of households have used charities in this time. Young people and young families are the most likely groups to have used them over the previous year, while there has also been a surge in the number of single parents regularly using them. 18-24 year-olds are the most likely age group to have used a charitable service, with 88% using one in the last year. They have also used more types of charities than any other age group (on average 3.75 in the last year) and are now also the most likely group to have ever received medical care (18%) or counselling (33%) from a charity, watched or participated in a charity-run theatre production, event or arts-related programme (36%), or attended a community, youth or voluntary group (45%).People aged 35-44 are the least likely group to use a charitable service in the past 12 months with 77% saying they had done so.In terms of overall usage, women are more likely to use charitable services than men, with 54% having done so in the last month, compared to 44% of men. This mirrors the findings from when CAF last carried out the research in 2014.More key findings CAF report reveals increase in households using charities The most common ways UK households have used charities are:– buying from charity shops (88%)– visiting a charity-run gallery, museum, garden or stately house (73%)– visiting a church or religious institution of charitable status (51%)– getting advice from a charity or information from a charity website (51%)– attended a university (48%)– attended a community, youth or voluntary group (such as the Scouts, Girl Guides or Age Concern), or attended an event hosted by them (47%)The number of households using a charity at least once a week has increased by more than 500,000 since 2014, currently standing at 3.7m with single parent households the most frequent users. 31% of this group use a charity at least once a week, compared to 14% of the UK population overall.Biggest usersYoung families have seen the biggest increase in their use of charities since 2014: 88% said they have used a charitable service in the last year, up from 78% two years ago. They have also used more types of services (on average 3.99 in the last year) than any other household group. Over the past year they are also the most likely household type to have received advice or information, medical care or housing support, including buying or renting a home through a charity. Melanie May | 5 April 2016 | News 68 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3
146 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 Melanie May | 2 October 2018 | News Tagged with: Association of Charitable Foundations Research / statistics trusts and foundations 145 total views, 1 views today “This latest research in the Foundation Giving Trends series shows a vibrant and diverse sector which is continuing to grow, and that foundations are swiftly passing on income or asset gains to beneficiaries.“In the tenth year that Pears Foundation has funded research measuring the contribution of family foundations, the finding that giving from this group has now surpassed £2bn demonstrates the growth that has taken place.” Fourth year of growth sees foundation giving reach £3.3bn ACF Chief Executive Carol Mack said:“This year’s research once again demonstrates the strength and resilience of the foundation model, achieving record levels of giving despite a challenging social and economic environment.“Foundation Giving Trends is a hugely valuable source of data for foundations, policy-makers, and academics alike, providing an evidence base that year-on-year tracks the vital contribution that the sector makes to the health and pluralism of civil society.”Professor Cathy Pharoah added: Advertisement 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis32 Foundation giving reached £3.3 billion in the last financial year – an 11% increase on the previous year, according to research from the Association of Charitable Foundations (ACF).Assets also reached a new high of £65 billion while income hit £3.7 billion.The ACF‘s Foundation Giving Trends 2018 looks at the finances and funding of the top 300 UK independent charitable foundations by grant-making. The annual research is carried out by Cathy Pharoah, Visiting Professor at the Centre for Charitable Giving at Cass Business School, and Dr Catherine Walker of The Researchery, and supported by Pears Foundation.According to the report, 63% of foundations increased their grant-making in real terms in 2016/17 on the back of growth in income and/or assets. Income from donations and investments both grew by around 10%, while average asset growth of 5% shrank to 2.5% after excluding the Wellcome Trust. The report also details trends among family foundations and corporate foundations. Family foundation giving totalled more than £2bn, while corporate foundation giving shrank slightly this year to £228m.The report also includes a special feature on place-based giving initiatives, showing the range of approaches being taken by foundations of all sizes.
SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Sep 21, 2020 Free Official 840 RFID Cattle Tags Available for a Limited Time Electronic identification in the form of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags continues to be the standard for identifying cattle in the state of Indiana. Hoosier cattle producers have placed nearly 2 million 840 tags since 2014. The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) wants to encourage the even wider adoption of electronic 840 RFID tags by making more free tags available for breeding cattle.“Electronic identification is a positive step to enhance our ability to trace animal diseases that could impact human or animal health or our state’s economy,” said Dr. Bret D. Marsh, Indiana State Veterinarian. “In recent years, BOAH has seen a significant increase in the use of RFID tags in cattle and we encourage producers to continue making the shift away from metal tags toward RFIDs.”Beginning October 1, while supplies last, Indiana cattle owners may apply to receive free tags via BOAH’s website at: www.in.gov/boah/2902.htmOrders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, as long as tags are available through a US Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded program. Delivery of tags by a certain date cannot be guaranteed.These tags are specifically for use in breeding cattle. They may not be sold or redistributed by producers. Tags should be used on animals associated with the producer’s own premises.The free tags are official plastic 840 RFID low-frequency button tags. The brand(s) of tags may vary, based on USDA supplies. We cannot guarantee what brand of tag will be received. Tag applicators are NOT provided; producers must obtain the appropriate tag applicator tool.Livestock producers are required to maintain records for 5 years of all cattle movements, including official ID tag numbers.Animal identification is just one of three pillars for Indiana’s animal disease traceability (ADT) program. ADT is a nationwide effort, led by USDA, to reduce the amount of time and resources needed to trace the movements of food animals between farms and markets as part of disease investigations.In addition to animal ID, premises registration and recordkeeping are essential components to ADT. Since 2006, more than 67,000 premises with cattle, swine, goats, sheep and cervids in Indiana have been registered.Premises identification, coupled with official ID, enables BOAH veterinarians to complete cattle traces in less than 6 minutes—far less time than was needed just 5 years ago. That shortened timeline translates to faster response time to a disease event that could threaten Indiana’s (and America’s) cattle population and agricultural economy.More information about ADT in Indiana is online at: www.in.gov/boah/2328.htmSource: Indiana Board of Animal Health news release Home Indiana Agriculture News Free Official 840 RFID Cattle Tags Available for a Limited Time Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleSoybeans Dealing With Drought Stress on the HAT Monday PodcastNext articlePurdue Agricultural Biological Engineering Department Ranked No. 1 Hoosier Ag Today