Continued venue closures push revenue down 72% at Rank in Q3

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Since the end of Q3, Rank completed the sale of its Blankenberge casino in Belgium and received the associated £25.0m of cash sale proceeds. 22nd April 2021 | By Robert Fletcher Reflecting on the quarter, Rank chief executive John O’Reilly said the operator performed in line with expectations, and forecast growth in Q4 and beyond as the UK begins to reopen its land-based casino and bingo sector from next month. Like-for-like revenue in the three months to 31 March was down 76% from Q3 of 2020, with venue revenue plummeting 98% and digital revenue 3%, though the operator did not provide absolute revenue figures. Rank Group, operator of the Grosvenor Casinos and Mecca Bingo brands, has reported a 72% year-on-year fall in net gaming revenue in its third quarter, primarily due to the impact of the ongoing closure of its land-based facilities due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19). All of Rank’s venues in the UK remained closed throughout the entire quarter, though nine of its Enracha sites in Spain were able to reopen towards the end of Q3 after restrictions were eased in the country. The sharp year-on-year drop in venues revenue comes after Rank was able to operate its land-based sites for almost all of Q3 last year, with the facilities only being forced to close in the middle of March 2020 when new Covid—19 measures came into effect in the UK and Spain. Casinos, bingo halls and adult entertainment centres in England will be allowed to reopen from 17 May as part of the government’s exit from Covid-19 lockdown. Results 2020 Regions: UK & Ireland Spain Rank also noted it expects to make its scheduled £19.7m term loan amortisation payment on 31 May, while based on the government’s current timetable for venues’ reopening, it expects to continue to meet its banking covenants. Turning to digital, though revenue was down year-on-year, Rank reported a 3% like-for-like in revenue compared to the second quarter of its financial year. Meanwhile, Rank also published details of its liquidity at the end of the quarter, revealing £89.8m (€104.0m/$125.1m) in total cash and available facilities, ahead of its minimum liquidity covenant of £50.0m. “We have ended Q3 broadly where we expected to be and are now very focused on the reopening of our UK venues from 17 May alongside continuing to drive digital NGR growth,” O’Reilly said. Topics: Finance Results 2020 Revenue from the Stride business – which it acquired in October 2019 – was up 7% quarter-on-quarter, while Mecca Digital revenue also increased by 4% and Yo Bingo revenue 10%. However, Rank did note a 2% drop in revenue from its Grosvenor Digital segment. “Our business has inevitably been heavily impacted by the pandemic but, with the strong support and dedication of our colleagues, we are now very much looking forward to reopening our casino and bingo venues, welcoming back our customers and providing the great entertainment and omni-channel service in a Covid-safe environment we know they enjoy.” During the quarter, Rank received a £13.4m duty refund following the Supreme Court’s decision in favour of another taxpayer on the treatment of free gaming chips, while the amount of deferred rent was reduced to £13.9m from £17.3m at 31 December 2020. Tags: Revenue Rank Group Continued venue closures push revenue down 72% at Rank in Q3 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) 2003 Annual Report

first_imgPrestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng)  2003 annual report.Company ProfilePrestige Assurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes on non-life insurance. The company offers products for motor, marine, bond, engineering, fire, aviation, oil and gas, and general insurance. Prestige Assurance Plc also provides all risk insurance and products for group personal accident, burglary, fidelity guarantee, workmen’s compensation, machinery breakdown, fire and allied perils, consequential loss insurance and liability insurance. Prestige Assurance Plc is a subsidiary of The New India Assurance Company Limited, Mumbai. It was founded in 1952. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Prestige Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Medview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgMedview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Medview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Medview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Medview Airline Plc (MDVAIR.ng)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileMed-view Airline Plc is a passenger and cargo air transport service in Nigeria. The airline offers Hajj operations, flight operations, cargo imports and exports, warehousing, ground handling, road feeder service, an inhouse travel agency, procurement, obtaining travel documents, airport protocol services and maintenance and support services. Med-view Airline Plc began its domestic operation in 2012 with two Boeings 737-400 aircraft. The company added a Boeing 737-800 in the same year and plans to add a further two Boeings B737-800 are in the pipeline. Med-view Airline Plc works in partnership with Euro-Atlantic Airways of Lisbon, Portugal in conjunction with a General Sales Agency (GSA) agreement with Saudi Air Cargo; and Pluna Air of Uruguay and Air Atlantic of Iceland. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Medview Airline Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Zebre v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch from anywhere

first_img Zebre v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch the Pro14 match online from anywhereIt’s a new season in the Pro… well, the league.And some fans will be allowed into Zebre’s Stadio Lanfranchi for the curtain-raiser.Cardiff Blues will be led in Parma by Cory Hill as the Welsh outfit get their season underway.They will be without Owen Lane or Josh Navidi, but Willis Halaholo returns to the line-up after almost 11 months on the sidelines.Samoan full-back Junior Laloifi returns for the hosts, with Irish lock Mick Kearney in too. Which is great as they also have a laundry list of injured personnel.Zebre: Junior Laloifi; Federico Mori, Giulio Bisegni (captain), Tommaso Boni, Mattia Bellini; Carlo Canna, Marcello Violi; Daniele Rimpelli, Oliviero Fabiani, Eduardo Bello, Mick Kearney, Leonard Krumov, Maxime Mbandà, Jimmy Tuivaiti, Johan Meyer.Replacements: Massimo Ceciliani, Danilo Fischetti, Giosuè Zilocchi, Cristian Stoian,  Lorenzo Masselli, Guglielmo Palazzani, Antonio Rizzi, Jacopo Trulla.Cardiff Blues: Matthew Morgan; Josh Adams, Rey Lee-Lo, Willis Halaholo, Hallam Amos; Jarrod Evans, Lloyd Williams; Corey Domachowski, Liam Belcher, Dmitri Arhip, Seb Davies, Cory Hill (captain), Shane Lewis-Hughes, Josh Turnbull, James Botham.Replacements: Kirby Myhill, Rhys Carré, Dillon Lewis, Ben Murphy, Olly Robinson, Lewis Jones, Jason Tovey, Garyn Smith.Read below to see the best way to stream Zebre v Cardiff Blues…How to watch Zebre v Cardiff Blues from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Pro14 coverage, like Zebre v Cardiff Blues, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Pro14 live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. You can try it out for a month for free – perfect timing to watch the end of the Pro14 season – or sign up for an annual plan and get three months free.Check out ExpressVPNZebre v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch from the UKZebre v Cardiff Blues, which kicks off at 6pm on Friday 2 October, will be shown live on Premier Sports 2 in the UK. Can’t get to the shops? You can download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet or subscribe to the print edition to get the magazine delivered to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Cardiff Blues head to Parma for their season opener LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALScenter_img Premier Sports show every Guinness Pro14 match live in the UK. If you have a Sky or Virgin Media contract, you can add Premier Sports to your package from £9.99 a month.Or subscribe to Premier Player so you can stream matches online from £9.99 a month or £99 for 12 months, which would include the 2020-21 Pro14 season too. That is due to start on 3 October.See Premier Sports offersIf you’re from the UK but are overseas when there’s a particular match you want to watch, you can get your normal live stream but you’ll need a VPN – see the information above.Zebre v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch from IrelandIn Ireland, eir Sport show every Pro14 match live, including Zebre v Cardiff Blues (kick-off 6pm eir Sport 2), and if you sign up for eir broadband you can watch eir Sport for free via the eir TV app and online player.Find out more about the eir broadband deals here.Or you can sign up for eir TV and broadband packages, which include eir Sport, from €39.98 a month.If you have Sky TV in Ireland but not eir broadband, you can add eir Sport to your package for €19.99 a month for three months (€29.99 after that) or for €240 for the year – here are the details of the Sky-eir package.Zebre v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch from EuropeIf you’re in Austria, Germany, Italy or Switzerland, you can watch Zebre v Cardiff Blues (kick-off 7pm) through the live and on-demand streaming service DAZN, which is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and more.Zebre v Cardiff Blues live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIf you want to tune in to Zebre v Cardiff Blues from New Zealand, the match kicks off at 5am on Saturday on Sky Sport NZ Select.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 September 2020 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offerWe recommend VPN services in the context of legal recreational uses. For example:Accessing a service from another country (subject to the terms and conditions of that service)Protecting your online security and strengthening your online privacy when abroadWe do not support or condone the illegal or malicious use of VPN services. Consuming pirated content that is paid-for is neither endorsed nor approved by Future Publishing.  Big carry: Shane Lewis-Hughes of Cardiff Blues in action (Getty Images) last_img read more

The New Philanthropists and the Emergence of Venture Philanthropy (CSIS Reports)

first_img Howard Lake | 22 November 2007 | News The New Philanthropists and the Emergence of Venture Philanthropy (CSIS Reports) 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  22 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

Santander aims to raise £450,000 for Alzheimer’s Society

first_img Howard Lake | 17 December 2010 | News Tagged with: charity of the year corporate  36 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Santander aims to raise £450,000 for Alzheimer’s Society 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. Santander staff across the UK are planing to raise £450,000 for Alzheimer’s Society to help people with dementia and their carers. The funds raised by the bank will go towards Alzheimer’s Society’s online forum, ‘Talking Point’, which provides advice, information and support for anyone affected by dementia.Santander will mark the launch of this partnership in the New Year with a ‘Go Retro’ day, where staff will be able to dust off their flares or platform shoes and dress up for a donation. Alzheimer’s Society pin badges will also be available in all Santander branches for customers to buy from February.Other fundraising initiatives in 2011 will include a sponsored abseil in Liverpool and Milton Keynes, the Pedometer Challenge in which staff will be sponsored to walk great distances, as well as an overseas challenge to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.Sheralee Morris, Santander Community Relations Manager said: “This year more staff than ever voted for the charity they wanted to support in 2011 and Alzheimer’s Society was a clear winner”.www.alzheimers.org.uklast_img read more

Toastmasters rolls out first new education programme in 94 years

first_img Toastmasters International has launched a new education programme, Pathways: its first complete redesign since the organisation was founded in 1924.Toastmasters helps individuals develop and improve their public speaking and leadership skills through local club meetings that offer practice, evaluation and mentoring. The new programme Pathways has been designed to help members develop the competencies they need to communicate and lead in a range of situations.Pathways includes:10 different learning pathsMore than 14 projects in each path5 core competencies (Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Management, Strategic Leadership, and Confidence)More than 300 unique competenciesContent available online and in print materialsSince the Pathways rollout began last year, more than 100,000 unique users from 135 countries have participated in the programme, completing 64,000 projects with another 70,000 projects in progress. The programme’s three most popular paths are Innovative Planning, Presentation Mastery and Dynamic Leadership.Balraj Arunasalam, Toastmasters 2017-2018 International President, said:“Our Board of Directors recognised that it is critical to the organisation’s long-term sustainability to evolve our education programme and deliver an experience that is flexible, competency-rich and meets the demands of a contemporary workforce.”“Pathways delivers this, and more; our members are able to apply the communication and leadership skills they are building in their personal as well as professional lives. Pathways is the most significant change initiative ever undertaken by Toastmasters International, the result is a major increase in the learning opportunities available to our current and future members.” Advertisement Melanie May | 29 June 2018 | News Tagged with: public speaking Training Toastmasters rolls out first new education programme in 94 years AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7center_img  91 total views,  1 views today  92 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

N.C. rural community fights killing of Black youth by racist state trooper

first_imgKinston, N.C. — The murders of Black youth at the hands of police, state troopers and county sheriff’s officers is not just a problem in U.S. cities.  In rural areas too, where often communities are left without quality public schools, jobs, roads and recreational centers, and also where large corporations dump their toxic waste, there is an intense war on Black, Native and immigrant people.  The killing of Deriante Miller by state Trooper William Hardison in Kinston, N.C., on March 27 is a recent example.The 18-year-old Miller was hanging out at his sister’s party at Club Aries with his brother and friends, just having a good time. When a fight broke out at the club, he and his brother thought it would be best to get out of there.  His brother was driving, and he had parked at the end of the road, around the corner from the club.In this rural area there are no parking lots. People just park along the side of the road. The two parked parallel with other cars so they could pull on to the road quickly and not get stuck behind other cars, if trouble broke out at the club. Trooper Hardison came onto the scene with his gun drawn. He shot at the first Black body that he saw — killing Miller.  The state trooper’s office press release states that Miller had a gun, that he pointed it at Trooper Hardison and that he was given a warning to put down the gun. According to Miller’s brother, though, who was the only witness on the scene, this is not at all what happened. He said there was no warning and his brother never had a gun. It is believed by the family and community that a gun was planted on Miller’s dead body.“My son was innocent,” stated Michelle Miller, the dead youth’s mother, at a press conference on April 28. “He was a very good student, wishing to graduate from Lenoir County Community College soon. He was a class president of the school and loved by his classmates.”Not just one bad appleMichelle Miller was joined by many community organizations, including the Kinston Voters League, Indy Left PAC, the Pitt County Coalition Against Racism, Electrical Workers Local 150-NC Public Service Workers Union, the Nation of Islam, Black Workers for Justice and Workers World Party, at an action on April 28. The groups delivered an information request to the State Highway Patrol, the State Bureau of Investigation and the Lenoir County sheriff for over 15 items, including the autopsy, investigative report, photos, videos and information about the gun planted on Miller.  The rally also demanded that Trooper Hardison be fired and convicted of murder.“Trooper Hardison is a terror to our community and he needs to go!” stated Indy Left PAC activist David Bell of Kinston.Hardison has an extensive record, including at least six known shootings, and also a Taser use that resulted in the death of James Clayton after a traffic stop in December 2010 in Perquimans County. Hardison has been transferred to three different counties in the last five years after incidents, according to community members at the action.   Sheldon Dancy also spoke out about a 2011 attack he suffered from Hardison that resulted in hundreds of stitches after he was shocked with a Taser over 70 times and beaten with a nightstick on the head in several spots. Dancy was left to bleed in a ditch, risking his death, but never charged with any crime.Larsene Taylor, president of UE Local 150, NC Public Service Workers, was also present to support the Miller family. “I want to say, as president of a union and a member of Black Workers for Justice, we come here today in solidarity and support of the Miller family,” Taylor said. “The war on Black America has to stop. Justice must be served.”Many speakers at the action asserted that the state often covers up and ignores the murder of Black and other oppressed people at the hands of the state.  At least three people are killed each day by law enforcement in this country, with a disproportionate number being Black, Native or immigrant people.  The struggle for justice and power is not just about one bad state trooper, it is about a system of oppression, exploitation and racism that must be defeated.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

TCU Men’s Tennis starts 2019 season with road loss; look to reload in ITA Kickoff Weekend

first_imgReddIt Twitter Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award The team is currently ranked number 22 in the nation. Photo courtesy of TCU Men’s Tennis Twitter printThe team is currently ranked number 22 in the nation. Photo courtesy of TCU Men’s Tennis TwitterThe men’s tennis team will look to remain a staple of spring athletics as they look to win their third Big 12 regular season title and fourth-straight Big 12 tournament title this season.The squad will have a total of 22 matches in 2019 with 14 of those at home. They will play six Big 12 teams, split with three at home and three on the road, starting on March 29th at Baylor.Tennis’ nine-man roster includes seniors Alex Rybakov and Reese Stalder, junior Alastair Gray, sophomores Eduardo Roldan, Juan Martín, Max Kurzban, and Bertus Kruger, and freshmen Sander Jong and Luc Fomba.Out of the nine, only three are US-born, with international students coming from as far as South Africa. Alex Rybakov returns a shot from his opponent at Tulsa this last weekend.Photo courtesy of TCU Men’s Tennis TwitterStar senior Rybakov remains undefeated in singles this season, winning Big 12 Player of the Week after his 8-0 start on January 15th.The team kicked off their 2019 campaign in the Tempe Collegiate Cup going 5-1 against Arizona State, 3-2 against No. 3 Mississippi State, 4-0 against Illinois and two more wins against Mississippi State to close out the tournament. Their first true road match of the season was a surprising loss to Tulsa, 4-2. Head coach David Roditi was disappointed in the loss but is ready to reload for the long season ahead. “We just gotta be better, it’s gonna be a long year otherwise. We gotta put the work back in,” Roditi said.The team is currently ranked No. 22 in the nation by Oracle IT Rankings after the loss, falling from 14.  Beginning the home slate, TCU will host the ITA Kickoff Weekend against Loyola Marymount at 2 p.m. this Saturday and will play the winner of Oklahoma State and Arizona State at 1 p.m. Sunday. The winner of that final game will move onto the ITA National Team Indoor Championship hosted in Chicago, IL Feb. 15-18. Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Facebook Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC West + posts TCU News Now 4/28/2021 Jack is a junior journalism major and studio art minor from Atlanta, Georgia. He enjoys everything sports and co-runs the Blanket Coverage podcast as well as photographs for TCU360. 2020/21 NFL Exit Interviews – NFC East Linkedin Jack Wallacehttps://www.tcu360.com/author/jack-wallace/ Previous articleListen: Frogflix (Season 2): Episode 1Next articleTCU Women’s Tennis gears up for rest of the season Jack Wallace RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Linkedin 2021 NFL Mock Draft (Part 1) Special ReddIt Jack Wallace TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hellolast_img read more

Cousin Mike recalls Kennedy’s Adare visit

first_imgTHE late Senator Edward Kennedy’s visit to Adare in 1964, was recalled this week by his distant cousin, Mike Reidy, Patrickswell.Expressing his sadness at the Senator’s death this Wednesday, Mr Reidy told the Limerick Post that his family was connected to the Kennedy’s through his mother, Mary (nee Morgan), now aged 89, and who resides in Dooradoyle.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “To the best of my knowledge, her grandmother was a cousin of the wealthy Fitzgerald family, whose daughter Rose married Joe Kennedy, renowned banker, and who later became US Ambassador to London“When Ted Kennedy arrived in Adare as part of his visit to Ireland, we met him over dinner at the Dunraven Arms Hotel.“He was very friendly and traced family roots. It was a great occasion”.Mike added that his mother was very privileged to have been an invited guest at the reception afforded to President John Kennedy, when he visited Greenpark Racecourse in 1963.“Jim Hogan, the well-known victualler, is also a distant cousin of the Kennedy’s”.Minister for Foreign Affairs, Micheal Martin paid this tribute to Ted Kennedy.“He was, to the very end, a true profile in courage. For over 40 years, Ted championed many causes. His extraordinary and progressive contributions in areas such as healthcare and education are legendary and enduring.“Ted Kennedy knew and loved Ireland – its people, its music and its culture. As the embodiment of the Irish immigrant story, his special dedication to the peace process was unrivalled and deeply held. We owe him a debt of gratitude for his true and loyal friendship and steadfast support, particularly during the process which resulted in the Good Friday Agreement.“Today, our minds are flooded with memories, of Ted himself, of the extraordinary days of President Kennedy’s visit to Ireland in 1963, and of the immense pride all of us here in Ireland take in our kinship with the Kennedy family”. Email Facebook Linkedin Print Twittercenter_img NewsLocal NewsCousin Mike recalls Kennedy’s Adare visitBy admin – August 27, 2009 881 Advertisement WhatsApp Previous articleIsabelle realises her dreamNext articleDeath threats to LSPCA inspector adminlast_img read more