27th January 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Bally’s and Sinclair rebrand regional sports networks Two of Sinclair’s regional sports networks will also transition to new geographic monikers, with Prime Ticket to become Bally Sports SoCal, and Sports Time Ohio Bally to change to Sports Great Lakes In line with this arrangement, the networks will be rebranded from Fox Sports to Bally Sports over the coming months. In addition, content that previously featured on Fox Sports Carolinas and Fox Sports Tennessee, two limited part-time channels serving the South region, will be moved to two, rebranded full-time networks. Bally’s Corporation has revealed the new logos and names for Sinclair Broadcast Group’s regional sports networks across the US, as part of a recently announced strategic partnership between the two parties. Tags: Bally’s Corporation Sinclair Broadcast Group Email Address Topics: Sports betting Strategy Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US Read the full story on iGB North America. Agreed in November 2020, the deal combines Bally’s sports betting technology – acquired through its $125m Bet.Works deal – with Sinclair’s local broadcast stations and live regional sports networks.
“Confident by the strong Q4 results and our general achievements during 2020, we will continue our relentless efforts to widen our geographical footprint, our product offering and our asset portfolio. When accounting for €360,000 in non-operating income and €930,000 worth of financial costs, profit before tax was €6.1m, down 17.6% year-on-year, though the 2019 figure was helped by higher non-operating income, related to party liability waived in Q1 of 2019, Acquisitions drive revenue up at Raketech in 2020 Direct expenses also climbed to €7.9m due to increased efforts within paid media, primarily through Lead Republik and the Rapidi white label casino. In terms of the fourth quarter, revenue in the final three months of the year was up 44.7% to €8.5m, primarily due to the impact of the Lead Republik purchase. In terms of geographical performance, the share of total revenue generated in the Nordics was 80.4%, but this was down from 93.1% in 2019, whereas rest-of-world revenue share increased from 6.9% to 19.6%. Opertaing costs were 3.3% higher at €6.2m in Q4, while was 125.0% higher at €3.6m and operating profit reached €2.3m, compared to a €100,000 loss in the same period in 2019. Earnings before interest, tax, deprecation and amortisation (EBITDA) reached €12.0m, up 13.6% from €12.0m, while, operating profit also edged up 8.2% to €6.6m. 17th February 2021 | By Robert Fletcher “All in all, we can look back at a year in Raketech’s history where we despite Covid-19 successfully executed several operational initiatives of strategic importance,” Mühlbach said. Topics: Finance Marketing & affiliates Full year results 2020 Q4 results 2020 Results 2020 Affiliates Finance Tags: Raketech Revenue for the 12 months through to 31 December 2020 amounted to €29.4m (£25.6m/$35.5m), up from €23.9m in the previous year. Online affiliate and content marketing provider Raketech has said the impact of its acquisitions during the past year helped to drive revenue up 23.0% year-on-year in its 2020 financial year. Raketech paid €459,000 in tax, leaving it with a net profit of €5.6m, down 22.2% from the previous year. Casino accounted for 85.1% of all revenue, compared to 68.4% in 2019, but sport’s share was down from 27.0% to 11.5%, with this area most impacted by the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Other activities accounted for the remaining 3.4% of revenue. Raketech said the acquisitions it made in 2020 were a major factor in revenue growth, with all purchased assets delivering in terms of growth and anticipated industrial benefits. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter These acquisitions included igaming affiliate network Lead Republik, which it purchased for an initial €1.4m in March, as well as US-facing affiliate website American Gambler in November. Looking at spending for the year, operating expenses increased 28.1% year-on-year to €22.8m, partly due to higher depreciation, amortisation and impairment costs of €5.4m related to the acquisitions. “Raketech’s sound financial situation furthermore allows us to complement our organic growth strategy with continuous and potentially accelerated efforts within the area of M&A during 2021.” Profit before tax stood at €2.3m, compared to a loss of €360,000 in the previous year, while profit after tax was €2.1m, a significant improvement on its €342,000 in 2019. “I am pleased to see that the acquisitions we made during 2020 are delivering over expectations in terms of growth and that the anticipated industrial benefits such as knowledge transfer, best practice, overhead costs reduction, central controlling, resource pools, platforms, BI systems and more, so far are being realised to a large degree,” Raketech chief executive Oskar Mühlbach said. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address
East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2007 presentation results for the half year.For more information about East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: East African Breweries Limited (EABL.tz) 2007 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileEast African Breweries Limited produces and distributes a range of beer and spirit brands and non-alcoholic beverages. Popular brands include Tusker Malt Lager, Tusker Lite, Guinness, Pilsner, White Cap Lager, Allsopps Lager, Balozi Lager, Senator Lager, Bell Lager, Serengeti Premium Lager, Johnnie Walker, Smirnoff, Kenya Cane, Chrome Vodka and Ciroc. East African Breweries has operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan; and exports alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages to Rwanda, Burundi and the Great Lakes region. Subsidiary companies include Kenya Breweries Limited, Uganda Breweries Limited, East African Breweries (Mauritius) Limited, International Distillers Uganda Limited and East African Maltings (Kenya) Limited. Established in 1922, the group has its headquarters in Ruaraka, near the capital of Nairobi. East African Breweries Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange
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Projects “COPY” Houses Photographs: Lorena DarqueaProject Description:Diego Rodríguez LozanoBuilt Area:250 m2 [2,690.98 ft2]Plot:143 m2 [1,539.24 ft2]Dear Architects:Rubén Octavio Sepúlveda Chapa, Abel Salazar, Ana Paulina Reyes, Jorge Jiménez, Cinthia Cavazos, Marcela MartínezCity:San Pedro Garza GarcíaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Lorena DarqueaRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornText description provided by the architects. What is quality in architecture? How can we measure such an open concept?If every turn, every detail, every sequence that gives form to an architectural experience it is thought throughly, can we say it has quality? Can we really measure the amount of thought that gets put into a building? I think we can. I think we are capable of at least exploring the idea to perceive the process of thinking behind a material solution that conforms space. When someone thinks of a window, a threshold, a hallway or a set of stairs like it was the first time, we can be sure that a bridge between thought and matter has been constructed. And such an experience at least takes us near the concept of quality in design. Casa Taller Tampiquito is a house tailored for a very particular person: an industrial designer, a creative woman that works with ceramics. She asks Dear Architects for a simple house for herself. She wants to rest, work, cook, and be with friends. A descending lot suggests a solution for separate functions but also an opportunity to build a relation between the existing public stairway and a possible order for the new house. Save this picture!© Lorena DarqueaThe solution: an ascending spiral that rises from this underground level into an open space where you rediscover the mountains. The house is built from this simple principle.Save this picture!SectionIf the basement level feels part of the street and open to the neighborhood once you enter the house the experience is quite different. We are struck by an uncanny association: a stairway that runs over a kitchen, it literally steps over a blender, some mangos and bananas. The diagonal traced by the stairs pulls our body upstairs. We can’t wait to climb up.Save this picture!© Lorena DarqueaThe sequence of the stairs inside the house has 3 main moments: a narrowness that emphasizes a vertical space, a continuum diagonal space that runs through the opposite back corners of the house, and finally, the openness of the terrace. Save this picture!© Lorena DarqueaBut it’s in the middle of this sequence where one experiences the second striking moment of the house: a double set of diagonal views that transforms the space of a stairway into a much richer relation to the whole house and to the site. One diagonal opens up towards the level we just left: the entry hall. And the second diagonal pulls us even more towards the sky. Light and ground bounded together through a simply but very well built relation between two vertical planes and 3 different materials. Save this picture!© Lorena DarqueaThe geometry of this two rotating planes gives place to diverse ways to play with the idea of a mirrored space. We find the same formal principle even in the reduced enclosed spaces. Does this extreme formalism have any sense?? Is this quality? Repetition, relations between the parts and the whole.Once we reach the end of the sequence everything gets fixed again. The vastness of the landscape and the presence of the mountain give the whole sequence all the sense it needs.The house really feels without a ceiling. There is a suspended white box that occupies the east end of the whole space where the main bedroom is. But it does not emphasize the horizontal plane that covers the kitchen area. This illusion it’s important. A spiral without ceiling. Without ending.Save this picture!© Lorena DarqueaOne of the architects argues that there is a cavity or enclosed space in each of the 3 levels, a core you may say, but I personally didn’t find it. Each stillness or encapsulated space it is pulled out and expanded towards the exterior, searching for that open hole that connects your gaze to the sky.You also find that each line, each vertex has an echo, it expands to something else; a change of color or texture, or a simple line drawn over the floor. Another gesture that connects with the whole.Save this picture!© Lorena DarqueaSite and body, drawn together by a constant extension of each. If the ability to use of matter to create this connections is a relevant issue in terms of quality measurement, then we can assure this little house in Tampiquito has quality. Project gallerySee allShow lessThe Top Five Installations of Salone del Mobile 2016Architecture NewsWorld Architecture Festival Announces Judges for 2016Architecture News Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785787/casa-taller-tampiquito-dear-architects Clipboard Mexico Save this picture!© Lorena Darquea+ 25 Share ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/785787/casa-taller-tampiquito-dear-architects Clipboard 2015 Casa Taller Tampiquito / Dear ArchitectsSave this projectSaveCasa Taller Tampiquito / Dear Architects Casa Taller Tampiquito / Dear Architects Photographs Architects: Dear Architects Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•San Pedro Garza García, Mexico “COPY” Area: 250 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: CopyAbout this officeDear ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan Pedro Garza GarcíaMexicoPublished on April 22, 2016Cite: “Casa Taller Tampiquito / Dear Architects” 22 Apr 2016. 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Previous articleCommissioners to consider jail expansion additionsNext articleTEXAS VIEW: Funk versus Trump/Biden would be fun admin After voters rejected a $95 million bond for a new Ector County Courthouse, county leaders scooped up properties along Texas Avenue, knowing they still wanted to replace the crowded and failing facility across the street. Once they figured out how to pay for a new courthouse, the county could build it there.But one property remained — Amigo’s Bonding Service, a small business that presented the county with a unique challenge because of its owner.Since she inherited the business years ago, Debbie Clay, who has worked decades for the county, has occupied an unusual role. She is close to Ector County Commissioners Court, working as the elected officials’ administrative assistant. And her business, with a few employees, writes bonds payable to the county if a defendant doesn’t show up.Now, amid a renewed push by county and city officials to build a new courthouse, Clay could face negotiating with her public official bosses about buying her private business. But county officials, trying to build public support for the project, say they can avoid the perception of any conflict, such as Clay benefitting from her role with the commissioners.“There’s inherently the perception that there is going to be a conflict, so you have to make double-sure that there’s not,” Ector County Attorney Dusty Gallivan said.Ways Gallivan said the county can avoid a conflict include commissioning a market analysis of the property to determine its value and negotiating through third parties.Another solution might lie in asking the Odessa City Council to negotiate for the property and purchase it with municipal funds, Ector County Judge Ron Eckert said.“It’s not a perfect Chinese wall, but it is somewhat of a wall because you do have another entity negotiating that,” Eckert said. “It’s how I think it should work.”The Ector County Appraisal District estimates the value of the property at 300 N. Texas Ave. and nearby land used for parking at more than $100,000. But a fair market value could be a greater amount. And Eckert said it would not be unusual to consider factors such as costs of displacing a business.Clay declined to answer questions about how she would negotiate a possible sale of the property before someone approaches her about selling it, which she said has not happened.“There’s not been any conflict of interest because I’ve never been involved in anything” related to real estate acquisitions, Clay said. She cited uncertainty about whether a new courthouse would be built in saying it was premature to discuss how she would negotiate selling her property.“The bond issue failed,” Clay said. “Who knows what’s going to happen.”During a public workshop this week, where Clay was among the attendees, county officials pointed to her property as one of four they would need to acquire to build the new courthouse.County officials want to move quickly. Commissioners on Monday are scheduled to discuss taking out $85 million in debt for a new courthouse, which could include money for land acquisitions.Eckert said he favors financing the new courthouse through debt for fear that if voters again reject a courthouse bond, the project could be delayed for years. The judge said he also worried about rising construction costs in the booming economy.“It would be a bad business deal, in my view, to wait and wait and wait,” Eckert said. “Then your cost has gone up.”The other three properties are on Jackson Avenue — a lawyer’s office, a halfway house and Ranch Supply Co.A courthouse committee comprised of city and county officials was tasked Tuesday with projecting costs of acquiring and demolishing the properties. The properties surround the Odessa American building at 222 E. Fourth St., which the city bought along with a nearby parking lot for about $1.6 million in 2016.The courthouse committee’s work is expected to include reaching out to the property owners for an asking price, a process that has already begun.“As elected officials, if they pay more than market value, they are going to have to answer for it,” Gallivan said. “They are just going to have to be able to explain it, for whatever reason.”County officials hope the city will share the costs of the project, as the committee explores building a joint facility with space for city offices.Eckert asked the Odessa City Council in late February to consider shouldering costs such as acquiring the four properties, demolishing them along with the OA and the existing courthouse, and then donating land for the new building. He also asked for help building parking.In return, Eckert said the city would advance its goal of redeveloping downtown and get the site of the old courthouse, which could be transformed into a public park.“Critical to the deal is land acquisition and I hope that we are not held up as far as the progress of the courthouse because of these properties,” Eckert said. He said the county might consider eminent domain if an asking price is too high but would want to avoid it.But, whatever happens, Gallivan said he expects commissioners will tread carefully when it comes to Clay’s property.“It’s come up in the past that we thought we wanted to acquire that property,” Gallivan said. “But since she does work for the county, it does make things more difficult, and that probably accounts for why it hasn’t happened.” By admin – April 22, 2018 Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Local NewsGovernment Twitter Facebook Eyeing property, county seeks to avoid conflict
Navigational control of avian migration is understood, largely from the study of terrestrial birds, to depend on either genetically or culturally inherited information. By tracking the individual migrations of Atlantic Puffins, Fratercula arctica, in successive years using geolocators, we describe migratory behaviour in a pelagic seabird that is apparently incompatible with this view. Puffins do not migrate to a single overwintering area, but follow a dispersive pattern of movements changing through the non-breeding period, showing great variability in travel distances and directions. Despite this within-population variability, individuals show remarkable consistency in their own migratory routes among years. This combination of complex population dispersion and individual route fidelity cannot easily be accounted for in terms of genetic inheritance of compass instructions, or cultural inheritance of traditional routes. We suggest that a mechanism of individual exploration and acquired navigational memory may provide the dominant control over Puffin migration, and potentially some other pelagic seabirds, despite the apparently featureless nature of the ocean.
FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(WASHINGTON) — Fresh off a World Series win, the Washington Nationals will bring back at least one of their two most desirable free agents.The team agreed to a seven-year deal with right-handed pitcher Stephen Strasburg on Monday. The contract is reportedly worth $245 million, surpassing the record seven-year $217 million deal signed by Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price.That $35 million per year value is the most ever for a pitcher, more than Zach Greinke’s $31.5 million.Strasburg had opted out of the last four years of his contract with Washington, giving up $100 million in the process. He comes off a career-high 18 wins, and a National League-leading 209 innings pitched.He also became the first pitcher in MLB history to win five games in a single postseason without a loss.Strasburg was considered the second-best pitcher on the free agent market behind former Houston Astros righty Gerrit Cole. Cole’s deal is expected to top Strasburg’s in dollars, average annual value, and possibly years as well. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. December 9, 2019 /Sports News – National Washington Nationals agree to record-breaking contract with pitcher Stephen Strasburg Beau Lund Written by
Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group One (EODGRU-1) held a change of command ceremony on board Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, Oct 16.During the ceremony, Capt. Chris A. Merwin relieved Capt. Robert A. Baughman as commander of EODGRU-1.Rear Adm. Frank Morneau, commander of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command and guest speaker for the ceremony, highlighted Baughman’s accomplishments while leading EODGRU-1.“You institutionalized the continual leadership program for our entire community, both Officer and enlisted; you changed the way we do mine warfare, we cut the lines on the past and have now brought about the expeditionary MCM company; and you have been the biggest champion in the force for our family resiliency and our warriors, and I thank you for that,” Morneau said.During Baughman’s tour, EODGRU-1 forces conducted 589 combat and direct action missions; rendered safe 464 improvised explosive devices (IED); and eliminated 35,610 lbs. of homemade explosives (HME) from the Afghanistan battlefield.EODGRU-1 also successfully deployed four EOD and mobile diving and salvage unit battalion staffs; 23 mobile platoons; eight mobile diving and salvage companies; 11 units of action for Joint Prisoner of War and Accounting Command missions; forces in support of 38 exercises; and 78 EOD teams for U.S. Secret Service missions during Baughman’s tenure.Baughman, a Norfolk, Virginia native, received his commission in 1990 through the U.S. Navy’s Officer Candidate School after earning a degree from the University of Maryland in geography and cartography. Baughman’s next assignment is Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command (NMAWC).Merwin is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and received his commission through the Naval ROTC program in 1991.U.S. Navy EOD is the world’s premier combat force for countering explosive hazards and conducting expeditionary diving and salvage.[mappress mapid=”14112″]Press Release, Image: US Navy EOD Group One Changes Command Authorities October 20, 2014 View post tag: changes View post tag: americas Share this article View post tag: Navy View post tag: Command View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today EOD Group One Changes Command View post tag: EOD Group One View post tag: News by topic