Betting start-up Low6 secures Pires investment

first_imgLow6 has developed a white label mobile platform that it plans to offer to sports teams and franchises, enabling them to offer sports betting via their fan apps. Its technology can either be embedded in a partner’s existing app, or hosted in a dedicated product, with the supplier generating revenue by taking a percentage of amounts staked via its platform.  It has also partnered Yinzcam which develops apps for a number of sports teams and franchises across the US, Canada, Spain and Australia. Tags: Low6 Sports betting platform provider Low6’s latest £1.5m funding round has seen the company backed by Pires Investments, an Alternative Investment Market-listed investor that backs next generation technology businesses. It has also struck deals with football clubs in the English Championship and Scottish Premiership, as well as a deal in place with Sky Business, a division of the broadcaster, to develop a quiz-based game, Pubwars.  Start ups Pires has subscribed for 6,667 ordinary shares in the sportsbook start-up at a price of £30 per share, for a total consideration of £200,010.  The business has already signed partnerships with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), to launch a pool betting product, and with mixed martial arts competition Ultimate Fighting Championship for a free-to-play predictions product.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Betting start-up Low6 secures Pires investment AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 14th December 2020 | By Robin Harrison The business has raised more than £8m to date, and plans to increase this further through another funding round ahead of an initial public offering, which it aims to complete in the first half of 2021.  “We are pleased to be able to invest in Low6 at a key point in its development,” Pires Investments chair Peter Redmond said. “We believe that Low6 has developed an exciting and innovative platform which is attractive both to sports clubs and their fan bases and, with the additional funding now being provided, they will be able to scale the business significantly.” Topics: Strategy Tech & innovation Management Start ups Regions: UK & Ireland Email Addresslast_img read more

BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgBlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: BlueLife Limited (BLL.mu)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileRanked as one of the leading real estate business entities in the Indian Ocean region, BlueLife Limited deals in land promotion, property development, and hotel and leisure business. There are four segments in which the company operates from. These are land development, yielding property, hotel, and service. Through these four segments, the company develops and sells residential properties, retail and office properties as well as owns and operates two hotels under the name of Radisson Blu Azuri Resort and Spa and Radisson Blu Poste Lafayette Resort and Spa in Mauritius. BlueLife Limited also provides facilities management and services, management and consultancy services and is based in Forbach, Mauritius. BlueLife Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: ScanGroup Limited (SCAN.ke)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileWPP-ScanGroup Limited is the largest marketing and communication group in the Africa sub-region with leading advertising agencies and media houses falling under the holding company name. These include Ogilvy & Mather, SCANAD, JWT, BluePrint Marketing, GroupM, MediaCom Africa, Mindshare and MEC. Public relations companies include Ogilvy PR and H+K Strategies; marketing research agencies include Millward Brown; specialty communication agencies include Roundtrip and Geometry Global; digital companies include OgilvyOne, Squad Digital and SCANAD Digital. WPP-Scangroup has expertise in advertising, media investment management, advertising and marketing research, public relations, digital advertising and communications marketing strategy. WPP-ScanGroup has a presence in 25 countries in sub-Sahara Africa and majority-owned offices in Kenya, Ghana, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. It has minority-owned operations in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Namibia, Senegal and Zimbabwe. Scangroup became a subsidiary of WPP in 2013 and the company changed its name to WPP-Scangroup Limited in 2015. WPP-ScanGroup Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) Q12019 Interim Report

first_imgUnion Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Union Bank of Nigeria Plc (UBN.ng)  2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUnion Bank of Nigeria Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria providing banking products and services for individuals, small and medium-sized enterprises and corporations. The company also has business interests in the United Kingdom. The company provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts, savings accounts and fixed deposits to personal and corporate loans, overdrafts and online and mobile banking services. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc also offers credit solutions which includes asset finance, corporate lending, debit capital finance, supplier finance, working capital finance and project finance as well as investment management services and trade finance solutions. The latter includes import and export letters of credit, bonds and guarantees and import and export bills of collection. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc offers treasury solutions, money market instruments, debt market services, cash management services and fixed term deposits. Founded in 2017, the company is a subsidiary of Union Global Partners Limited. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Union Bank of Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Time for online fundraising to make a difference, says Kibble

first_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 24 October 2008 | News Tagged with: Digital Whitewater 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. The current financial meltdown could be an ideal opportunity for online fundraising to prove its worth, Kevin Kibble told delegates at the Blackbaud conference this week.“In the face of economic uncertainty it is more important than ever that fundraisers maintain their momentum in retention and acquisition,” said Kibble, director of Whitewater. “Now is not the time to cut back investment in fundraising when demands on charitable services are rising at unprecedented rates. With Boards pressurising for economies, online fundraising offers low-cost options in acquisition and especially in retention.In his presentation ‘Online donors – a different breed?’ Kibble said: “We have the tools to efficiently engage our donors, given them great feedback, and ensure we are talking to our donors in the way they want, when they want and where they want. We need our donors to know how much we value them and just what a great job we do with the money they give us.“It will be evident in the coming months that those who grasp the gravity of the situation but use it to really step up efforts int eh areas we should be good at anyway, such as donor care, and use the most cost-effective methods of doing so, especially online, will be least adversely affected.” Time for online fundraising to make a difference, says Kibble AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Will tariff war boomerang on workers in U.S.?

first_imgTo defend imposing steep tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum from Canada and Mexico, and then similar tariffs on imports from China and the European Union, the U.S. president’s whining tweets have claimed unfair treatment for U.S. goods and that the U.S. is “almost $800 billion a year down on trade.”Donald Trump has argued that protecting U.S.-based steel and aluminum manufacturers, along with others, is essential “to protect U.S. national security.” He has also contended that tariffs will protect workers’ jobs in these industries. A tariff is basically a tax on goods imported into a country.A look at the initial repercussions of his actions shows that even if they fall short of provoking a global trade war that throws an already unstable economic recovery into recession, these tariffs will provoke job losses and higher prices for U.S. workers.The U.S. government is in the process of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement. NAFTA has regulated trade among Canada, Mexico and the U.S. since Jan. 1, 1994. The opening it gave U.S. agriculture wiped out millions of Mexican farmers, while it provided U.S. manufacturers with readier access to low-wage workers.Despite advantages to capitalists on both sides of the border from the easy flow of goods and services, Trump has threatened to walk away from NAFTA if it is not reconfigured to favor the U.S. even more.The auto industry has had plants linked between Canada and the U.S. for over 50 years. A  2004 study showed that 257,000 jobs in Michigan and $13 billion in annual production depend on the crossing between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.General Motors stated on June 28 that a new wave of tariffs on its products could lead to “less investment, fewer jobs and lower wages.” Car prices would substantially increase, with the prices of less expensive cars jumping the most. Jobs would be lost as increased prices lead to reduced sales.There is no evidence U.S. steel and aluminum companies will hire more workers even if tariffs on their foreign competitors improve the profitability of these U.S.-based companies.For the past 30 years the proportion of U.S. workers engaged in  manufacturing has gone from 26 percent to 9 percent. It’s hard to get a job in a manufacturing plant these days, primarily because technological advances have increased workers’ productivity.According to the American Society for Mechanical Engineering: “In 2015, manufacturing output per manufacturing worker was $482,242; by contrast, each manufacturing worker in 2000 produced $336,847 in 2015 dollars. In 1976, the inflation-adjusted production was just $276,525.” (tinyurl.com/y9fy9f7r)Even eliminating all manufacturing trade deficits won’t come close to bringing back these jobs lost to technology.While tariffs may be a boost to steel and aluminum producers, companies that now use cheaper imported metals will lose. The Mercatus Center, a market research think tank at George Mason University, points out: “As a result of new import taxes on steel, the largest nail manufacturer in the United States is on the verge of closing. The Mid-Continent Nail company, based in Missouri, has already laid off 12 percent of its workforce.”Harley-Davidson has announced it will move much of its motorcycle production to Mexico to avoid the retaliatory tariffs the EU placed on U.S. goods.Mid-Continent and Harley-Davidson are small parts of the U.S. economy, but they show what a tariff war can do to workers here.Historically, the Smoot-Hawley tariff, which went into effect in 1930 and certainly contributed to the severity of the Great Depression, reduced international trade by over 60 percent. Economist Paul Krugman in the June 17 New York Times estimates that the new U.S. tariffs and responses to them could reduce international trade by 70 percent. The 10 million U.S. workers engaged in international trade could face large job losses as a result.What is indisputable is that prices will rise.  Steel and aluminum are used to create a lot of necessities from cans for food to buildings and bridges.Trump’s tariff war has sentenced U.S. workers to these higher prices, which hit retired people and others on fixed incomes particularly hard, no matter what their impact turns out to be on the overall economy.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU’s new med school could be option for graduating seniors

first_imgBallet Frontier of Texas wows in Nutcracker performance Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Linkedin Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ Twitter Abbey Block Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ + posts Twitter In July of 2015, TCU announced that it would be partnering with the University of North Texas Health Science Center to create a new medical school in Fort Worth. Facebook Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals weekcenter_img Fort Worth girl searches for a bone marrow donor ReddIt printWith 20 spots reserved for TCU graduates, the new joint medical school with the University of North Texas Health Science Center is proving to be attractive for seniors.Dr. Matt Chumchal, director of the Pre-Health Professions Institute, said several students have talked with him about the school, which is expected to go online in fall 2018.“I’ve heard students were planning on taking a gap year to build their experiences and they’re learning that the timing is going to mesh with when the new school opens,” Chumchal said. “They’re expressing excitement about that.”Jacob Malmquist, a senior biology major who didn’t get accepted into medical school for the upcoming fall, is hopeful that the new program will be a good fit for him.After spring graduation, Malmquist said he’s going to pursue a master’s in biology while preparing to apply to the TCU program.“Part of my desire to go to the TCU medical school would be to have a TCU education from beginning to end,” Malmquist said. “I just fell in love with the TCU community.”Chumchal, who is serving on the school’s admissions and recruitment committee, said the new school will combine the best aspects of both TCU and UNTHSC.“They are already fantastic at medical education at the [UNT] Health Science Center, and when you combine that with the liberal arts focus and the diverse interest areas that we have at TCU’s campus, you can build something really special that doesn’t exist in most places,” Chumchal said.Besides science and clinical knowledge, students will develop communication skills, cultural competency and medical empathy through hands-on clinic work early in their education, Chumchal said.Dr. Stuart Flynn, M.D. was announced as the new dean of the TCU and UNTSCH medical school in March 2016.“Everything is really being built to benefit the students and make them the best physician they can possibly be,” he said. “That’s really exciting and allows us to do some innovative and really neat things that are in the best interest of our students.”Chumchal said admission to the medical school will be competitive, so students should plan to apply to other medical schools as well.Malmquist said he will take this advice, but he said he thinks he would be most comfortable attending the TCU and UNTHSC medical school.“I think the union of both of those programs will create a more well-rounded, all-encompassing medical education,” he said. Facebook Previous articleArlington Heights pitcher joins high school record booksNext articleFor Purple Menace publisher, change and motivation led to transformation Abbey Block RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Women in STEM: bias and bridging the gap ReddIt Abbey Blockhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/abbey-block/ The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Linkedin Rising number of students reporting mental health issueslast_img read more

Thompson seat on the line; Dodd may resign

first_imgLocal News Thompson seat on the line; Dodd may resign Facebook Facebook Previous articleGOOD NEWS: Bustin for BadgesNext article051619_OHS_Spring_game_FB_JF_25 Digital AIM Web Support Pinterest Twitter MCH photo logo While one Ector County Hospital District board member battles for her seat another says she may resign and a third acknowledges the board met in executive session for reasons not outlined in their agenda as required by law.The Ector County Hospital District Board met in executive session under the pretense of discussing legal matters Thursday evening, but at least one board member said they didn’t discuss any legal matters, an apparent violation of the open meetings act.Board members went to executive session a little before 6:30, the announced time of the meeting, and adjourned the meeting without taking any action about an hour-and-a-half later. Board members left one by one, but none of them would comment directly after the meeting aside from District 5 Board Member Don Hallmark.“What was talked about was all the rumors that are out there,” Hallmark said. “There’s no truth to any of them, it’s just all crazy rumors.”Board member Bryn Dodd said later Thursday night in a prepared statement she asked for the meeting but pointed to Board President Mary Thompson and CEO Rick Napper as the ones who formed and posted the meeting agenda, which said the executive session was for “legal matters.”Dodd’s statement indicated she called the meeting to address rumors and concerns regarding the hospital expressed by the community and personnel issues.“Nothing was accomplished due to the board being unable to communicate as professionals,” Dodd wrote. “I left the meeting early as I felt disrespected and was verbally attacked by some of the other board members.”Dodd said Thompson did not maintain control over the meeting. She added that she thought MCH was a great hospital with excellent employees and that these issues shouldn’t reflect negatively on MCH or its staff.Thompson and Napper were the ones who came up with the agenda, Dodd later added, and also said she may resign from her position.This all comes right before an election Saturday for the seat of Board President and District 6 Board Member Thompson, who is being challenged by Wallace Dunn.“I think the whole purpose of this meeting has exemplified why my opponent has to go,” Dunn said. “She’s the president of the board, she’s hiding things from the public?…That should have been an open meeting.”Dunn also said Thompson has known about these rumors for more than a month now, before the previous board meeting. Thompson did not respond to a phone call seeking comment for this story.During the meeting, Hallmark said they went over each rumor they had heard about, and said that each one was talked about and found to be untrue.“Ben Quiroz was an ass,” Hallmark added, referring to the District 7 board member.One rumor involves the status of Medical Center Hospital CEO Rick Napper, whose house at 9 Durham St., was put on the market four days ago. An Odessa American reporter and a CBS7 reporter repeatedly asked questions regarding the sale of his house and whether he was resigning, but he declined to comment.Hallmark said he was aware Napper’s house was on the market, but said they didn’t discuss the possibility of Napper resigning at all during the meeting.“I don’t believe Rick’s resigning,” Hallmark said. “He wouldn’t have stayed around for all this stupid rumor crap that’s going on…I’m sure it’s not gonna happen.”Hallmark later said called a part of the hospital board dysfunctional.“Absolutely a part of the board is dysfunctional,” he said. “If people don’t step up to make a change, then absolutely it’s never gonna get better. After today, it’s just insanity sometimes.”Hallmark said there were no lawsuits discussed during the meeting, despite the stated purpose of the meeting being to discuss legal matters. Kelley Shannon, executive director of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, said rumors don’t qualify as legal matters.“That’s not a reason for an executive session,” Shannon said. “If there’s reason to believe they really weren’t talking about that reason it can be challenged in court or by a prosecutor.”Shannon said after the meeting took place that it’s hard to say whether the board violated the law, as they may have discussed personnel matters, which would fall under executive session, but it’s hard to know without knowing what they discussed.“The main thing is these boards and commissions need to remember to follow the Open Meetings Act,” Shannon said. “It’s there for a reason, it’s the law.”The Ector County Hospital District Board has also not responded to several freedom of information requests submitted by the OA or by CBS7 in the past two weeks. The OA is also submitting a public information request for recorded minutes of the Thursday meeting. MCH Spokeswoman Susan Thorton also said she wasn’t aware of what the meeting was for, and added that many employees weren’t even aware there was a meeting.center_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 TAGS  Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp WhatsApplast_img read more

Tompkins celebrates 30 people from 19 countries becoming new U.S. citizens

first_img Kelsey O’Connor Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor Your Arts & Culture news is made possible with support from: ITHACA, N.Y. — The Tompkins County Court was a happy scene Wednesday afternoon. The main courtroom was full of people there to see their friends and family take the Oath of Allegiance and become American citizens. In total, 30 people from 19 countries were naturalized Wednesday.With three local colleges, May in Tompkins County is full of graduation celebrations. Tompkins County Legislator Henry Granison said naturalization ceremonies are akin to graduations. Like graduation, Granison said, a naturalization ceremony “recognizes all the hard work that you’ve put in to reach this point.”Granison said he looked at some of the questions on the U.S. Citizenship test, which hopeful Americans have to take. The test has 100 civics questions and people applying to be citizens are asked up to 10 questions. The test features questions like, “How many amendments does the U.S. Constitution have?” or “Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?”In closing, Granison said, “I’m sure you’ll hear this often today, but congratulations.” Tagged: ithaca, naturalization, tompkins county, Tompkins County Court, us citizenship The 30 people being naturalized Wednesday came from a wide array of countries, including Liberia, Equatorial Guinea, South Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, China, the Philippines, India, Nepal, Spain, Romania, United Kingdom, Turkey, Russia, Belarus, Peru, Colombia, and Canada.Mariette Geldenhuys addresses new citizens. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice) Mariette Geldenhuys addresses new citizens. (Kelsey O’Connor/The Ithaca Voice)“You each have your own unique story of what brought you here today,” said speaker and local attorney Mariette Geldenhuys, who became a U.S. citizen 26 years ago. She said she was originally from South Africa. “Some of you may have fled persecution or hardship in your countries. Some of you may have come here as students to pursue education. Some of you came for jobs or employment opportunities or following a spouse or family member already here.”Geldenhuys said in each person being naturalized Wednesday, the U.S. is receiving “precious gifts.” She said each person brings their own culture, language, traditions, talents and broader view of the world.“(Immigrants) are a part of the essential fabric of a country that continues to reinvent itself and remains vibrant precisely because of our presence and our perspective,” Geldenhuys said.After the ceremony, the new citizens were greeted by members of the Kiwanis Club of Ithaca-Cayuga who had refreshments and representatives from the League of Representatives who handed out voter registration forms.Supreme Court Judge Joseph McBride presided over the ceremony Wednesday. last_img read more

9-year-old girl bitten in apparent shark attack at Florida beach: Officials

first_imgramihalim/iStock(NEW YORK) — A 9-year-old girl was bitten in an apparent shark attack at a Florida beach on Friday, officials said. Her injuries are not considered serious and she’s expected to recover, according to a shark incident report released by Volusia County.Just before 11 a.m, the girl was wading in about knee-deep water at New Smyrna Beach when she felt a bite to her right leg, the incident report said.Volusia County’s ocean rescue team treated her on the beach but EMS was not called, the incident report said.There were 66 unprovoked shark attacks on humans worldwide last year, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida.The U.S. had the most unprovoked attacks last year, with 32 confirmed incidents, according to the university. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.,ramihalim/iStock(NEW YORK) — A 9-year-old girl was bitten in an apparent shark attack at a Florida beach on Friday, officials said. Her injuries are not considered serious and she’s expected to recover, according to a shark incident report released by Volusia County.Just before 11 a.m, the girl was wading in about knee-deep water at New Smyrna Beach when she felt a bite to her right leg, the incident report said.Volusia County’s ocean rescue team treated her on the beach but EMS was not called, the incident report said.There were 66 unprovoked shark attacks on humans worldwide last year, according to the Florida Museum of Natural History at the University of Florida.The U.S. had the most unprovoked attacks last year, with 32 confirmed incidents, according to the university. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more