Lottery growth sees IGT return to profit in Q1 as revenue exceeds $1bn

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter International Game Technology (IGT) posted a net profit of $92m (£65m/€76m) in the first quarter of its 2021 financial year, after growth within its lottery business drove revenue up 24.7% year-on-year to beyond $1bn. Lottery growth sees IGT return to profit in Q1 as revenue exceeds $1bn Global same-store sales were up by 32.4% overall, with North American and rest of world lottery sales increasing 27.8% and Italy sales 52.2%. Q1 results 2021 IGT put this increase down to year-on-year growth in its global lottery segment, where revenue was up 48.3% to $749m. Revenue from operating facilities and management contracts in the lottery business jumped 53.1% to $695m, while other revenue climbed 25.8% to $83m. Topics: Q1 results 2021 Read the full story on iGB North America. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Total revenue for the three months to March 31 amounted to $1.02bn, up from $814m in the same period last year across its two divisions – global gaming and global lottery. 11th May 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Tags: Revenue IGT International Game Technology Profit In the gaming service segment, revenue was 4.9% lower at $157m, with terminal revenue down 15.1% to $90m, though systems, software and other revenue increased 11.7% to $86m. In contrast, global gaming revenue was down 14.2% year-on-year to $266m, as IGT saw a decline in revenue from both gaming services and product sales. Email Addresslast_img read more

Sports IQ signs data supply deal with Chalkline

first_img Regions: US It will also allow for bets on ‘micro markets’ such as the next at-bat outcome in a Major League Baseball (MLB) game. 15th June 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Free-to-play Sportsbook Sports betting The multi-year agreement will see Sports IQ provide US sports data to power Chalkline’s suite of free-to-play games. Sports IQ’s sports data will power pre-match player props for all of Chalkline’s free-to-play products, which are currently used to fuel pre-game and in-play real money betting opportunities for its partners, including IGT, Bally and BetClic. The data will allow operators to offer additional betting options such as how many passing yards a particular player will throw during a game, or the total number of points scored by a given player.center_img US-focused odds supplier Sports IQ has signed a new agreement with free-to-play specialist, Chalkline. Read the full story on iGB North America. Sports IQ signs data supply deal with Chalkline Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Chalkline delivered 10,000 unique games to over 5m players globally in 2020, and Sports IQ said the deal will expand the supplier’s list of customer acquisition and retention tools, with a mix of player prop games added as a result of the deal. Tags: Chalkline Sports IQlast_img read more

Convea offer free Web-based collaboration tool to non-profits

first_img Tagged with: Digital Technology Trading Convea offer free Web-based collaboration tool to non-profits Howard Lake | 12 December 2003 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Advertisement Convea, the London-based enterprise knowledge management solutions provider, is offering its software at no charge to charity and non-profit organisations.The company’s ‘Silver Link Initiative’ allows non-profit organisations, includingeducation, government and healthcare bodies, to use the modular-based tools at no charge. Tools include group calendaring and scheduling, e-mail and contacts management, file management, and discussion forums. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

The Complete Guide to Creating and Managing New Projects for Voluntary Organisations

first_img 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 MoreAddThis The Complete Guide to Creating and Managing New Projects for Voluntary Organisations Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News  21 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Effectiveness of SNAP Questioned in New Report

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Effectiveness of SNAP Questioned in New Report A National Academy of Sciences report questions if the food stamp program – the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – adequately provides for healthy diets for the millions who rely on it. According to the report – the program doesn’t account for the barriers to finding affordable, nutritious food by inner-city shoppers. The panel of independent scientists also said the benefits lag behind the increasing cost of food. In fact – the report says there is a 16-month lag between the assessment of food costs and the adjustment of benefit amounts to accommodate fluctuations. According to the report – the lag can significantly reduce the purchasing power of SNAP allotments because of the impact of inflation and other factors on food prices. The report also suggests the program penalizes beneficiaries with jobs – questioning the formulas used to determine how much each family receives. USDA assumes families spend 30-percent of their incomes on food – but the report says most can only afford to spend 13-percent given rising costs for housing and healthcare. As a result – when incomes rise – the report found the government reduces benefits too sharply.USDA sought the National Academy of Sciences report. According to a statement – the department will thoroughly review the analysis and recommendations in the report and use them to help set the agenda for future program research. SHARE By Gary Truitt – Jan 20, 2013 Facebook Twitter Previous articleDrawing A Line In The SandNext articleVilsack and Mayors Discuss Ag Needs Gary Truittcenter_img Source: NAFB News Service Effectiveness of SNAP Questioned in New Report SHARE Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

TCU’s last NBA mainstay thinks Williams has chance to succeed in pros

first_imgTwitter Garrett Podell + posts ReddIt Garrett Podell New Orleans Pelicans guard Kenrich Williams (34) and Toronto Raptors center Eric Moreland (1) reach for a rebound during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. The Raptors won 134-119. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld) Facebook Garrett Podell Garrett Podell Twitter Boschini talks: construction, parking, tuition, enrollment, DEI, a student trustee Previous articleWhat we’re reading: O’Rourke gets musicalNext articleNational expectations match Dixon’s for No. 20 TCU Garrett Podell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook ReddIt Boschini: ‘None of the talk matters because Jamie Dixon is staying’ Linkedin Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Garrett Podell printFormer TCU guard/forward Kenrich Williams overcame his undrafted status and secured a spot on the New Orleans Pelicans 15-man roster.Williams beat out three players fighting for the final two roster spots: Garlon Green, former 1,000 point scorer at TCU, Jarrett Jack and Troy Williams.“He’s a tremendous player, a guy who can create for himself and shoot the ball, and he’s a solid defender and rebounds well, especially on the offensive glass,” said Kurt Thomas, the last Horned Frog to play in the NBA. “Solid on both ends on the floor.”Surrounded by Anthony Davis and learning under head coach Alvin Gentry, Thomas called Williams’ spot in New Orleans an “unbelievable opportunity.”His main advice for the Williams was simple: don’t stop working.“You have to be in that playbook, doing your homework to learn the system on both sides, and [Williams] has to learn to be a professional, being on the road,” Thomas said. “He’s going to have to create a routine.”Thomas played nearly two decades in the NBA. An 18-year veteran, he suited up for the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics, San Antonio Spurs, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls, and Portland Trail Blazers. His final NBA season concluded in 2012-2013, and his No. 40 now hangs in the rafters of Schollmaier Arena.Thomas credited his longevity with continually finding time to improve his skill set.“I was a gym rat. I always grew up in the gym, and for me it was all about playing the game, shooting the ball,” said Thomas. “Watching my teammates, watching my opponent. I just wanted to compete and to see if you’re better than the next man.”Chicago Bulls center Kurt Thomas shoots during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, in Chicago. Thomas led the Bulls with 22 points as they won 92-83. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)Williams started his NBA career in the Summer League with the Denver Nuggets and went on to average 2.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game in five preseason games with New Orleans.He’s seen regular-season game-action already, totaling 16 minutes played in the Pelicans first five games. Three of those minutes include a five-point performance on a perfect two-of-two shooting in a Thursday loss to the Portland Trail Blazers.As for who the next NBA Horned Frog is going to be, Thomas said he’s watching senior point guard Alex Robinson and junior guard Desmond Bane.Robinson, who received a Preseason Big 12 Honorable Mention, averaged 6.1 assists per game last season, the fourth-highest mark in the conference.Bane, who’s returning as TCU’s leading scorer with 12.5 points per game last season, led the Big 12 in three-point shooting, connecting on 46.1 percent of his long-distance attempts.“I’m looking to see how [Bane’s] improving last year to this year and also as leader this season,” Thomas said.No. 20 TCU tips off its season at 8 p.m. on Nov. 7 against California-State Bakersfield in Schollmaier Arena. Garrett is a Journalism and Sports Broadcasting double major. He is the Managing Editor for TCU360, and his passions are God, family, friends, sports, and great food. Listen: The Podell and Pickell Show with L.J. Collier Men’s basketball scores season-low in NIT semifinals loss to Texas TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

How Brazil’s media resist “Bolsonaro system” harassment

first_imgOn 26 May, after the latest of many episodes of verbal violence and attacks by Bolsonaro supporters, the Globo group (which includes TV Globo, the O Globo and Valor Econômico newspapers and the G1 news website), the Bandeirantes media group, Folha de São Paulo (Brazil’s leading daily) and the Metropoles news website all decided to temporarily stop attending government press conferences. Family system with tentacles Aside from the battle over the daily coronavirus figures, many scientists, doctors, researchers and NGOs have complained about the difficulty in obtaining information about the public health situation in general and information about every other kind of government activity. The issue has been the subject of dispute between various institutions. Follow the news on Brazil A survey entitled “Transparency to overcome the crisis,” which the NGO Article 19 Brazil published on 30 May to mark the eighth anniversary of the law on access to information, examined the secrecy culture and the obstacles encountered in trying to get information about Covid-19 test protocols, the number of tests carried out and hospital capacities. The year has begun terribly for Brazil, which is embroiled in a serious political and institutional crisis and has been hit badly by Covid-19. During the second quarter, the Brazilian press – which has had to adapt to an increasingly hostile climate ever since Bolsonaro’s election in October 2018 – was the target of new attacks by the president and even more so by his family, his closest ministers and loyal online supporters. July 13, 2020 – Updated on July 14, 2020 How Brazil’s media resist “Bolsonaro system” harassment This overview looks at the most significant moments in the second quarter, how the media reacted and how Brazilian society in its entirety has responded to the government’s authoritarian excesses and to the hate-filled, anti-media rhetoric coming from the highest level of government. In so doing, they joined the O Estado de S. Paulo (also known as Estadão) and Correio Braziliense newspapers, which had taken a similar decision shortly before on the grounds that their reporters’ safety was not guaranteed. RSF and its allies meanwhile used the violence as grounds for a court action calling for better security measures for reporters covering the president’s appearances before the media. The constant attacks by the so-called “Bolsonaro system” continued throughout the second quarter of 2020, with RSF registering at least 21 attacks by President Bolsonaro himself against journalists and the media in general, somewhat fewer than in the first quarter (which saw 32 cases). Several of the ministers closest to the president, such as now-former education minister Abraham Weintraub (18 attacks) and minister for human rights, women and the family Damares Alves (4 attacks) also played a major role in the concerted efforts to destroy the credibility of Brazil’s leading media, reinforcing the perception of the media as a common enemy.Attacks from the “Bolsonaro system” during the second quarter of 2020On 8 July, Facebook reported that it had deleted 35 accounts, 14 pages, a group and 38 Instagram accounts identified as constituting a disinformation network in Brazil that had recently spread disinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic. Although those responsible had disguised their identities and any coordination, Facebook said its security policy desk suspected links between these accounts and members of Bolsonaro’s Social Liberal Party and with his sons Eduardo and Flavio.This hostility coming from the heart of the Bolsonaro system has inevitably had significant consequences. The government’s supporters have felt encouraged to follow suit and step up their threats against the press. The best example has been the Alvorada Palace, the seat of the federal government, which has been the setting for repeated public humiliations of journalists. The Forum on the Right to Public Information, an alliance of several Brazilian civil society NGOs, issued a report in May about the impact of the president’s provisional measure. It said that at least 24 requests to the federal government for information from 27 March to 27 April had been rejected on the grounds of the pandemic. Brazil is ranked 107th out of 180 countries and territories in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. News Covering pro-government demonstrations in Brazil’s main cities also became very dangerous. Several Estadão reporters were physically attacked by Bolsonaro supporters in Brasilia on 3 June. Among other incidents, graffiti saying “Kill a journalist a day” appeared on14 May and a TV Integraçao crew was attacked on 20 May in the state of Minas Gerais. April 27, 2021 Find out more It is ironic that, at this chaotic and unprecedented time in which the government’s authoritarian excesses are testing Brazil’s democratic institutions to the limits, the country seems to be discussing and debating freedom of expression and press freedom more than ever before. The Comptroller-General’s Office (CGU), which is tasked with protecting state property and combatting corruption, decided on 8 June to reduce the number of documents that can be requested under the law on access to information. Some documents, such as ministerial legal advice to the president on whether to approve or veto laws passed by congress, are now confidential. In this, the second of its quarterly overviews of the press freedom situation in Brazil in 2020, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) analyses the strategy used by President Jair Bolsonaro and his closest allies to keep stoking mistrust of journalists and their work, and how the media have been fighting back. News Transparency and access to information Several parliamentary and civil society initiatives have emerged in response to the hostility. On 28 May, congress announced the creation of the first cross-party Parliamentary Front for the Defence of Press Freedom. Its aim is to “guarantee free expression of thought, free exercise of journalism and free access to information” and to organize public debates on press freedom in close coordination with civil society, and exchanges on press freedom with parliamentarians in other countries.The second quarter saw the submission of more than 40 formal requests for President Bolsonaro’s impeachment to the speaker of the chamber of deputies, who is in charge of analysing them. (The Pública agency lists them here.) They were filed by political parties, civil society organizations and citizen groups, and most of them cite the government’s attacks on the media. This slight fall contrasted with intense activity by the president’s sons, especially on social media. During the second quarter, Rio de Janeiro municipal councillor Carlos Bolsonaro, (43 attacks), Senator Flavio Bolsonaro (47 attacks), and federal parliamentary representative Eduardo Bolsonaro (63 attacks) acted as the system’s armed wing, stepping up the offensive against journalists who are seen as a problem for the family and government.center_img RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America to go further A survey published by the Poder360 website on 15 June reported a marked decline in the number of interviews on the coronavirus crisis that government ministers and health ministry representatives have been giving as the pandemic progressed in Brazil. More responses from institutions and civil society War over Covid-19 figures Reports Interim health minister Eduardo Pazuello – Brazil has not had an official health minister since 15 May – referred the next day to over-reporting of Covid-19 cases, rather than under-reporting, and ordered several major changes in the way the pandemic figures are counted and announced. Receive email alerts Annoyed by figures showing Covid-19’s alarming progression in Brazil and, in particular, by a death toll now exceeding 1,000 a day, President Bolsonaro personally issued orders to the health ministry on 5 June for its daily bulletins to be given to the media at 10 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. so that the figures could not be reported during the prime time evening newscasts. “It’s over for the news on the ‘Jornal Nacional’,” he told TV Globo, one of the Bolsonaro family’s favourite targets, which he calls “TV Funeral.” Reports May 13, 2021 Find out more A “provisional measure” signed by President Bolsonaro on 23 March amended the law on access to state-held information, suspending response time deadlines and imposing a requirement for information requests to be renewed during the coronavirus crisis. The members of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) voted unanimously to suspend this measure on 30 April. Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies AmericasBrazil Activities in the fieldReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsMedia independence Covid19WomenImpunityFreedom of expressionPredatorsViolence In response to these decisions, an unprecedented alliance of leading media outlets was created on 8 June. UOL, O Estado de S. Paulo, Folha de S. Paulo, O Globo, G1 and Extra said they would henceforth work closely together to get their information directly from the local authorities in Brazil’s 26 states and the Brasilia federal district, and would announce the figures in their own news reports. Organisation AmericasBrazil Activities in the fieldReports and statisticsProtecting journalistsMedia independence Covid19WomenImpunityFreedom of expressionPredatorsViolence RSF_en Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Taiwanese Street Food Lands in Pasadena

first_img Make a comment Hot Star Pasadena is located at 950 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. Call (213)748 -8866 or visit Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena Eats, The Dining Blog Taiwanese Street Food Lands in Pasadena Story and Photography by VERONICA AN Published on Monday, April 17, 2017 | 3:44 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News This fast casual restaurant is Hot Star’s first sit-down location in the United States. Owner, Winson Huo, anticipates this will be a destination for college students and local business workers. Hot Star is currently working to develop an ordering app and also plans to open a food truck in the coming year. More Cool Stuff faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Taiwan’s iconic Hot Star Large Fried Chicken has a new home in Pasadena. This is their third location in the United States and fourth in North America. Hot Star Pasadena opened mid-April.They’re known for their 30 centimeter juicy fried chicken which comes served in a plastic bag for on-the-go eating. Hot Star’s chicken is served bone-in and comes in Mild, Medium or Spicy. This street food style dish originated at the Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan in 1992 and has become a popular item throughout Asia. Herbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThe Most Heartwarming Moments Between Father And DaughterHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Subscribe Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Hot Star Pasadena also offers an assortment of traditional fried snacks like crispy Lotus Chips and Sweet Potato Fries with Plum Dust. These slightly sweet and salty fries are the ideal companion to the Fried Chicken. Pair your meal with a Green Tea with Popping Boba or classic Boba Milk Tea.last_img read more

Limerick City and County councils to be merged

first_imgPrint The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan T.D., today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government that he intends merging Limerick City and County Councils into one integrated local authority in time for the 2014 Local Elections.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Minister Noonan said:“This decision will not only give a new impetus to Local Government in Limerick but will have a significant economic benefit for both the city and the county.  Limerick is a key gateway city and the merger of the two local authorities will position the city for the economic advances which are necessary for the benefit of the people of Limerick.”The Minister continued:“Significant economic regions are driven by thriving cities and the hinterland of Limerick city will now be sufficiently large and have the significant economic clout to drive the region forward.  Minister Hogan has followed closely the recommendations of the Brosnan Report and his step by step approach to the merger of the two local authorities by 2014 is to be welcomed.The integration of key services in the city and the county will give rise to significant savings. These savings should be used in the first instance to reduce the rates paid by the retail sector.”The Minister concluded by saying:“I have no doubt that the new initiative will provide the impetus for a more prosperous Limerick, which will be to the benefit of all residents in the City and the Council.” Linkedin Twitter WhatsApp Emailcenter_img Facebook NewsLocal NewsLimerick City and County councils to be mergedBy admin – June 28, 2011 629 Advertisement Previous articleLong takes the mayoral chainsNext articlePaul Tsang goes Italian style adminlast_img read more

Derry police probe arson attacks on two vans

first_imgNews Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Twitter Facebook Police in Derry are appealing for information following an arson attack on two vehicles in the bogside area during the early hours of this morning, Thursday 19th July.At around 4.20am Police and fire crews were called to reports of a white van on fire at Meenan Square and another white ‘pizza’ van on fire at Lisfannon Park. The vans had been parked there overnight.In a statement, the PSNI says a “hostile” crowd gathered while Police were in the area. Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Previous articleGaeltacht Bill passed despite opposition Dail walkoutNext articleMoville – Greencastle Road reopens to traffic News Highland WhatsApp Derry police probe arson attacks on two vans By News Highland – July 19, 2012 Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+last_img read more