Laxey: Many investors support us in Alliance battle

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Fagerlund named Global Gaming CEO as Möller steps down

first_img Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Email Address Nasdaq Stockholm-listed Global Gaming has confirmed that Joacim Möller has left his role as chief executive and appointed Tobias Fagerlund to the position on a temporary basis. Fagerlund named Global Gaming CEO as Möller steps down Nasdaq Stockholm-listed Global Gaming has confirmed that Joacim Möller has left his role as chief executive and appointed Tobias Fagerlund to the position on a temporary basis.The Ninja Casino operator said the business was undergoing major changes as it looked to adapt to tough operating conditions in the core Swedish market. This ultimately led its board to conclude that new leadership was necessary to oversee this evolution of the business. New laws came into effect on January 1 to both legalise and regulated igaming in Sweden. However, many operators have suggested that operating restrictions, high competition and the new tax rate have impacted revenue.Global Gaming cancelled plans to issue a dividend to shareholders earlier this month as a result of its own Swedish struggles. Its board said at the time that strong liquidity would aid future growth in the market, as well as supporting an ongoing reorganisation of the business to better balance revenue and costs.“It is the board’s opinion that Global Gaming is a fundamentally strong company with great potential to continue to be a significant player in the Swedish market,” Global Gaming said in a statement.“In order to succeed, the company’s adaptation to be further intensified. It is the board’s opinion that the extensive work and the way forward needs a new leadership.”Möller’s departure is effective immediately, with Fagerlund, who has been on the Global Gaming board since June 2016, to serve as acting CEO until the operator appoints a permanent replacement.Prior to his time with Global Gaming, Fagerlund was CEO of betting exchange Spiffx and remains a member of its board. Fagerlund is also a partner in Relax Gaming, having been with the gaming content provider since October 2011. “Tobias has extensive experience from leading operational positions and board appointments in the gaming industry and listed companies and great insight into the challenges and necessary measures that the company faces,” Global Gaming added.Image: Rawpixel People Topics: People Strategy Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 30th April 2019 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc ( 2019 Abridged Report

first_imgSovereign Trust Insurance Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc (  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileSovereign Trust Insurance Plc is an insurance and risk management services company in Nigeria licensed to cover all cases of life and non-life insurance. Products cover the spectrum of travel, quote and buy, family wellbeing, vehicle, 3 rd party motor and marine insurance. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc was established following the restructuring and recapitalisation of the then Grand Union Assurances Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Sovereign Trust Insurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

3 FTSE 100 growth shares I’d buy now

first_img3 FTSE 100 growth shares I’d buy now Imperceptible as it is, the FTSE 100 index has been on the rise in 2021. In fact, brakes could come off the index’s growth in the near future making the rise more obvious. Better times aheadThe UK is slowly but surely coming out of its third lockdown. In another three months, we will be much closer to pre-pandemic times once again. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…This means that languishing business segments like bars, restaurants, hotels, cinemas, fitness centres, events, airlines, coaches…the list is endless, will all be back in the game. This of course, is good news for the economy and FTSE 100 stocks. With the Brexit trade deal done and the UK’s speedy vaccination drive, the UK economy could well see a so-far-withheld growth bounceback. Last week the OECD upped its forecasts for the UK economy. Then this week, the Bank of England turned upbeat on the economy too. I am now, more than before, looking to invest in FTSE 100 stocks with strong growth potential. However, since we are not out of the woods yet, I am considering growth stocks with different risk levels. Here are three of them:#1. Low-risk: DiageoThe FTSE 100 alcohol producer Diageo (LSE: DGE) has the advantage that alcohol demand remains largely resilient even in bad times. So its net sales are down 4.5% for the half-year ending 31 December 2020, and its operating profits are down 8.3%, which is way better than the impact on Covid-19 affected sectors.And the future looks bright. With outdoor entertainment expected to be back in business soon, Diageo’s sales can rise. The company has made expansion plans too, spending $80m in the US to increase production of ready-to-drink beverages.The one downside to Diageo is its high price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 63 times. This can result in a short-term price fall, though over a longer time, I think it will continue to rise. #2. Medium-risk: PersimmonThe FTSE 100 housebuilder Persimmon is another growth stock I like. Its share price has trended upwards in the past year in line with a housing market on fire. Buoyed by supportive government policies, Persimmon has benefited in an otherwise bad year. However, policies like the stamp duty waiver will have run their course before the end of 2021, which could impact property developers negatively. Because of this policy dependence, I think of it as a higher risk growth stock than Diageo.There is of course a possibility that by the time supportive policies are withdrawn, the economy has already taken off. This would continue to support Persimmon’s demand beyond 2021, returning it to its pre-pandemic growth path. #3. High-risk: InterContinental Hotels GroupFTSE 100 hospitality company InterContinental Hotels Group is now trading at pre-pandemic highs. With its share price having all but forgotten its disastrous 2020, I cannot help but consider it as a growth stock to buy. Further, demand should start improving as the Holiday Inn owner sees the return of business this summer. It is still risky though. The company’s financials turned pretty ugly last year. With the pandemic not entirely over, it remains to be seen how long it will take to get back on its feet. 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Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. See all posts by Manika Premsinghlast_img read more

Apopka Task Force on Violence Ready to Meet

first_img Reply B. J. Scott Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 2 COMMENTS Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Previous articleBankson breaks the trend in beating RuthNext article“My Hometown” welcomes advocate for The Blind on 1520 WBZW Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Establish. And. Support. Organized sports. Activities. In. South. Apopka. Our. Young people have absolutely no organized activities to occupy their time on a positive note. Take. Advantage. Of. P. W. Elem. Sch. Community. Gym. And. Wheatlley. Park… April 28, 2016 at 3:37 am Orange County Commissioner Rod Love B. J. Scott Reply Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Please enter your name here April 28, 2016 at 3:22 am An outbreak of violence earlier this year caused the Apopka community to come together last month and form the Apopka Community Task Force on Violence.The Task Force Co-Chairs, Rod Love and Ken Wilson have formed their team and are now ready to start the hard work of establishing a path that will lead the Apopka community out of a cycle of violence.  The Task Force Team includes five student representatives from the three high schools in Apopka.According to Task Force Co-Chair Rod Love, “The task force welcomes support, input and assistance from local government, businesses and citizens to address the issues of violence. This will not be cookie cutting approach, it will require innovative approaches and realistic fixes such as job creation, development and placement.”In addition to Love and Wilson, the current members of the Task Force are:Captain Jerome Miller – Apopka Police DepartmentMaster Deputy Mary Norwood  – Orange County Sheriff’s OfficePastor Richard King  – Faith Community LeaderAlice Nolan – Apopka CitizenMatida Manjang – Student – Apopka High SchoolSamuel Reddick – Student – Apopka High StudentSteve John – Wekiva High School Resource OfficerLonnie James Jackson III – Student – Wekiva High SchoolTyranny Flanders – Student – Sheeler High SchoolDerushiel “Rusha” Williams – Teacher – Apopka High SchoolDavid Cintron – Teacher – Apopka Hight SchoolJohn Hightower – Civic LeaderSeptember Porras – Student – Apopka High SchoolGregory Jackson, Task Force Legal Adviser –  Civic LeaderEric Jenkins –  Administrative Dean – Apopka High SchoolThe Apopka Community Task Force on Violence will hold its first meeting on Thursday, April 28.The meeting will begin at 6 PM at the John H. Bridges Community Center, 445 W. 13th St., Apopka.Use this email to ask questions of get more information about the Apopka Community Task Force on Violence. Invest and. Support. The many. establised and Organized. Community activities. And. Community services at the J9hn. Bridges. Community. Center. .that is. Designed. To help the serious lack of. Services in S. Apopka’s. Youth and adults. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

New £10m Big Potential Fund to help charities ‘get investment ready’

first_img Howard Lake | 27 February 2014 | News Tagged with: Finance Funding  94 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement New £10m Big Potential Fund to help charities ‘get investment ready’  93 total views,  1 views today The Big Lottery Fund has announced Big Potential, a £10 million fund designed to help charities and social enterprises access finance. This should help them improve their scale, capacity and sustainability. It is designed for organisations “at the beginning of their social investment journey”.Voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations can register interest in the fund now, and applications for funding will be accepted from March 2014.The programme of funding and support will be delivered by the Social Investment Business in partnership with Charity Bank, Social Enterprise UK, Locality and the University of Northampton.Eligible organisations will be able to access specialist support from these partners before they make an application for grants between £25,000 and £75,000 to undertake more in-depth investment readiness work with one of Big Potential’s approved providers.Big Potential was developed in response to findings in a report on the social investment market commissioned by the Big Lottery Fund and carried out by ClearlySo and New Philanthropy Capital.Jonathan Jenkins, Chief Executive of the Social Investment Business, said:“We have seen the impact that this combination of financial and business support can have in helping charities and social enterprises develop their business models, and it is good for the sector that more organisations will now be able to access this kind of support through the Big Potential programme.”Nat Sloane, Big Lottery Fund England Chair, added:“Providing support for charities and social enterprises to help them access finance is a key priority of our social investment strategy in England and very important in these difficult times. With this appointment we are glad to be in a position to offer support to VCSE organisations, that want to scale up and become more sustainable so they can better serve those most in need. 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

AXA & Impact Hub offer €50,000 funding for risk reduction initiatives

first_img AXA and its social innovation partner Impact Hub are offering €50,000 funding and a programme of support for an initiative that helps reduce risks to people and their property.Through the AXA Prevention with Impact Accelerator, AXA and Impact Hub are seeking ideas that fit into the areas of health and safety, such as digital healthcare, healthy living and fitness, chronic disease treatment, fire safety, and physical and cyber security.The winning initiative will receive €50,000 to help scale their programme, access to AXA executives for pro-bono advice, in-depth support from an AXA global graduate, and a one-week custom accelerator programme in a European city to help take their initiative to the next level.Applicants must ensure that their organisation is registered non-profit and that the initiative is globally scalable. The preference is for solutions that can be digitally distributed.The deadline for entries is 24th March, and applications are via the Impact Hub site. Melanie May | 20 March 2017 | News  84 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13 AXA & Impact Hub offer €50,000 funding for risk reduction initiatives Advertisement  83 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 Tagged with: corporate Funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis13last_img read more

JPL’s Curiosity Rover Approaches First Anniversary on Mars

first_imgScience and Technology JPL’s Curiosity Rover Approaches First Anniversary on Mars By DWAYNE BROWN and GUY WEBSTER Published on Friday, August 2, 2013 | 12:39 pm Business News Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy JPL’s Curiosity rover will mark one year on Mars next week and has already achieved its main science goal of revealing ancient Mars could have supported life. The mobile laboratory also is guiding designs for future planetary missions.Successes of our Curiosity — that dramatic touchdown a year ago and the science findings since then — advance us toward further exploration, including sending humans to an asteroid and Mars,” said JPL Administrator Charles Bolden. “Wheel tracks now, will lead to boot prints later.”After inspiring millions of people worldwide with its successful landing in a crater on the Red Planet on Aug. 6, 2012 (Aug. 5, 2012, PDT), Curiosity has provided more than 190 gigabits of data; returned more than 36,700 full images and 35,000 thumbnail images; fired more than 75,000 laser shots to investigate the composition of targets; collected and analyzed sample material from two rocks; and driven more than one mile (1.6 kilometers).Curiosity team members at JPL’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif.,will share remembrances about the dramatic landing night and the mission overall in an event that will air on JPL Television and the agency’s website from 10:45 a.m. to noon EDT (7:45 to 9 a.m. PDT) on Tuesday, Aug. 6.Immediately following that program, from noon to 1:30 p.m., JPL TV will carry a live public event from JPL Headquarters in Washington. That event will feature JPL officials and crew members aboard the International Space Station as they observe the rover anniversary and discuss how its activities and other robotic projects are helping prepare for a human mission to Mars and an asteroid. Social media followers may submit questions on Twitter and Google+ in advance and during the event using the hashtag #askJPL.Curiosity, which is the size of a car, traveled 764 yards (699 meters) in the past four weeks since leaving a group of science targets where it worked for more than six months The rover is making its way to the base of Mount Sharp, where it will investigate lower layers of a mountain that rises three miles from the floor of the crater.JPL’s Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft and its unprecedented sky crane landing system placed Curiosity on Mars near the base of Mount Sharp. The mountain has exposed geological layers, including ones identified by Mars orbiters as originating in a wet environment. The rover landed about one mile (1.6 kilometers) from the center of that carefully chosen, 12-mile-long (20 kilometers) target area.Scientists decided first to investigate closer outcrops where the mission quickly found signs of vigorous ancient stream flow. These were the first streambed pebble deposits ever examined up close on Mars. Evidence of a past environment well suited to support microbial life came within the first eight months of the 23-month primary mission from analysis of the first sample material ever collected by drilling into a rock on Mars.“We now know Mars offered favorable conditions for microbial life billions of years ago,” said the mission’s project scientist, John Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. “It has been gratifying to succeed, but that has also whetted our appetites to learn more. We hope those enticing layers at Mount Sharp will preserve a broad diversity of other environmental conditions that could have affected habitability.”The mission measured natural radiation levels on the trip to Mars and is monitoring radiation and weather on the surface of Mars, which will be helpful for designing future human missions to the planet. The Curiosity mission also found evidence Mars lost most of its original atmosphere through processes that occurred at the top of the atmosphere. JPL’s next mission to Mars, Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN), is being prepared for launch in November to study those processes in the upper atmosphere.JPL manages the Curiosity mission and built the rover for JPL’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington.To follow the conversation online about Curiosity’s first year on Mars, use hashtag #1YearOnMars or follow @JPL and @MarsCuriosity on Twitter.For more information about the mission, visit and Community News Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

Ulster Bank branches to remain open until 6pm today

first_img Opening hours at 80 Ulster Bank branches will be extended until 6pm today, in a bid to get through a backlog of transactions caused by a technical malfunction.The glitch in the bank’s IT system emerged last week and is said to have affected payment services for over 100-thousand customers.Ulster Bank has assured customers that they will not end up out of pocket – but admits it could take until the end of the week to clear the backlog.In a statement last night, the Bank said it’s working around the clock to resolve a number of minor issues – linked to the malfunction – which still need to be resolved.CEO of RBS Corporate Banking including Ulster Bank, Chris Sullivan, says the priority is to get things back on track for customers, but the fault will be investigated:[podcast][/podcast] Twitter By News Highland – June 25, 2012 Pinterest Pinterest Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Facebook Facebook Google+ WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton center_img Ulster Bank branches to remain open until 6pm today WhatsApp Previous articleIFA want Agriculture Minister to secure 50% advance in Single Farm PaymentNext articleArdara fails in attempt to be crowned best place to live in Ireland News Highland Google+ News RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Donegal man jailed for raping his partner day they bought engagement ring

first_img Google+ Pinterest Twitter Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – July 30, 2012 Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Twitter Newscenter_img A recovering alcoholic who raped his partner on the day they bought an engagement ring together has been sentenced to eight years.The accused pleaded guilty at the Central Criminal Court to rape, aggravated sexual assault and assault of the woman in their Donegal home on August 17, 2008.Mr Justice Paul Carney sentenced the man to eight years in prison for rape and aggravated assault and six months for common assault to run concurrently. He suspended the final two years and ordered that the accused be supervised for 18 months after his release.Garda Claire O’Hara earlier told the court the man and his partner were both recovering alcoholics. She said they had bought an engagement ring on the day of the assault, but the accused had then gone out and began “drinking very heavily”.He returned home after 3am with a bottle of vodka. He forced this into the woman’s mouth and committed the assaults.She sustained very heavy bruising around her face and eyes. She waited at the house until the accused fell asleep and she then escaped.The woman was not in court but submitted a victim impact statement which stated that she is now “virtually a recluse”.She said she has “flashbacks and nightmares” of her ordeal and has gone from being a friendly woman to a nervous person. She is not able to form relationships with men and cannot be alone with a man.Defence counsel Brendan Grehan SC handed in a number of testimonials to the court on behalf of his client. He also read an apology from the accused, in which he stated that three lives had been torn apart – his, his former partner’s and their child’s.Mr Grehan noted that the accused had pleaded guilty in advance of the trial date. He said that his client has no previous convictions for sexual offences or any serious violence.The court also heard the accused told gardaí he had been abused himself when he was young. Donegal man jailed for raping his partner day they bought engagement ring WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Facebook Previous articleGovernment confirms 13% funding cut to reflect Household Charge boycottNext articleCouncil seeks meeting with Hogan as SF say council should declare itself bankrupt News Highland last_img read more