Monday 3 January 2011 10:33 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen HeraldAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCute Supermarket giant Tesco has launched a service allowing customers to swap unwanted gold jewellery for cash. The retailer had trialled the scheme online and in about 15 stores from November. Shoppers are now able to post unwanted gold jewellery to designated stores. Tesco pledges on its website to pay £7.81 per gram of nine carat gold. The move marks a departure for the sale of scrap gold, usually a market dominated by pawnbrokers, with Tesco becoming one of the first mainstream retailers looking to profit from strong gold prices. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ KCS-content whatsapp Share Tesco unveils cash for gold plans Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofHomemade Tomato Soup: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Tags: NULL
KCS-content Revenue flat at TalkTalk as users leave whatsapp Share whatsapp TALKTALK lost 25,000 broadband subscribers in its third quarter, as problems with its labyrinthine merger continued to bite.Billing issues were at least partly responsible for the churn, which left TalkTalk with 4.22m subscribers.However, the firm said this was partly offset by an increase in average revenue per user.Customers spent an average of £24.90, up from £23.80 a year earlier, keeping revenues flat at £444m.The company reaffirmed its guidance of growing revenue for the year by six to eight per cent, helped by unbundling its customers from BT’s exchanges, which enables it to keep more revenue.Around 85 per cent of customers are now unbundled with Harding aiming for 93 per cent by 2013. Harding said the company would step up the promotion of its mobile services, which operate on Vodafone’s network, and would add YouView television when the internet-connected TV service launches later this year.Chief executive Dido Harding said: “One of the reasons why we are not focused on driving our customer base up is the opportunity to increase our revenue as customers take more products from us.“We are seeing our average revenue per user growing on the back of more customers taking our fully unbundled phone and broadband package.” by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodayMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBe Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’Sportsnaut Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 8 February 2011 8:47 pm Tags: NULL
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Tags: Online Gambling Nektan expands into Africa with Betika and BetLion Topics: Tech & innovation Gaming platform and services provider Nektan has rolled out is services in Africa for the first time after agreeing content deals with operators Betika and BetLion. 23rd July 2019 | By contenteditor Tech & innovation Gaming platform and services provider Nektan has rolled out is services in Africa for the first time after agreeing content deals with operators Betika and BetLion.Nektan has integrated slots and table games with both operators via its E-Lite B2B content distribution platform, with all titles available across desktop and mobile devices.Both Betika and BetLion are focused on African markets and recently had their licences renewed by the Kenyan Betting Control and Licensing Board (BCLB). Betika, founded in 2016, sponsors Kenyan Premier League side Sofapaka, while BetLion was founded by Victor Chandler in 2017, powered by FSB’s sports betting technology.Nektan said the roll-out marks a landmark step in its B2B expansion strategy, which includes a focus on emerging markets such as Africa.“Africa is an emerging market that is rich with possibilities and presents us with opportunities to build our international expansion,” Nektan founder and executive director Gary Shaw said.“As we continue to grow Nektan’s B2B software division, deals such as this highlight how our proprietary technology is fit for purpose in emerging markets all over the world.”Jaydeep Chakravartty, vice president commercials, at Nektan, added: “As a nimble technology provider, we are able to efficiently integrate our content into large scale operator networks across the globe. Betika and BetLion will now be able to offer their customers a wide range of increasingly popular casino games.”The agreement follows Nektan last month issuing a profit warning to investors as its decline in player deposits continued into the final quarter of its financial year.Nektan said it expects to deliver year-on-year, double digit revenue growth and a significantly reduced EBITDA loss for the year ended June 30, 2019, though admitted that it wound fail to meet its target of achieving EBITDA break-even for the year, Email Address Regions: Africa Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
Topics: Marketing & affiliates Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Online Gambling 3rd January 2020 | By contenteditor Gambling operators in the UK have been told to improve their interactions with big-spending customers after confidential data illustrating the scale of VIP schemes was published. Gambling operators in the UK have been told to improve their interactions with big-spending customers after confidential data illustrating the scale of VIP schemes was published.The Guardian newspaper obtained information collected by the Gambling Commission through a Freedom of Information request. The membership programmes reward gamblers who deposit large sums with perks such as free bets, cashback and prizes.The regulator collected data from nine operators, with one of those revealing that while just 2% of its customers are VIPs, they account for 83% of deposits.The Gambling Commission study also shows that VIP gamblers are more likely to be addicts than ordinary customers. Some 8% of the country’s 47,000 VIPs are estimated to be problem gamblers, which is more than 11 times the rate among the wider public.The award of VIP status has been cited as a factor in seven out of 10 regulatory penalties issued to companies by the commission for failures to prevent problem gambling.A Gambling Commission spokesman told the Guardian it was already taking action to address poor practice linked to VIP programmes but was prepared to go further.It said: “Operators must improve their interaction with VIPs and we have challenged the industry to make faster progress to improve how they manage their customers.“We have also taken robust action against operators who fail to protect consumers and we will be even tougher if behaviour does not change.”Speaking to iGamingBusiness.com, GambleAware chief executive Marc Etches said more must be done to inform all gamblers about services that can assist them.He said: “Gambling is a major public health issue. Keeping people safe from gambling harms starts with ensuring the risks of gambling are made clear. We encourage gambling companies to promote and inform all customers including VIP customers about the free help and advice that is available via the National Gambling Helpline and online at BeGambleAware.org.”The UK government has pledged to conduct a review of the 2005 Gambling Act with a manifesto promise to “legislate to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online”.It described the Gambling Act as “increasingly becoming an analogue law in a digital age”. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address VIP schemes under fire following Gambling Commission report Marketing & affiliates Regions: UK & Ireland
Sports betting Sport in Spain is set to resume next month following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) enforced suspension, with horse racing to return from 3 June, followed by the country’s football leagues on 11 June.La Liga, Spain’s top division of football, and the second-tier Segunda Division are set to resume on 11 June, after an announcement from Spain’s National Sporting Council (CSD) and the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).The first match will be the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis. The season is expected to end on the weekend of July 18th, but the CSD said this is subject to change.In May, the top two tiers of Spanish football set out a Return to Training Protocol, detailing the plans for training and matches to resume as lockdown measures are eased in Spain. As part of this plan, players will be tested for novel coronavirus (Covid-19) and training facilities and stadia will be disinfected.La Liga was suspended – initially for two matchdays before the suspension was extended – on 12 March, when the Real Madrid squad went into quarantine after a player of the club’s basketball team tested positive for the virus.The suspension came with 11 out of 38 games still to play and defending champions Barcelona two points clear of Real Madrid at the top of the table while Mallorca, Leganes and Espanyol sat in the relegation spots.Horse racing body the Asociación de Hipódromos, meanwhile, said it has received authorisation to resume racing on 3 June at the Basque racecourse San Sebastian, with racing at other tracks throughout the country to follow. Two race meets will be held per week until the end of the year, with all to be broadcast on television and streamed online.The association thanked state-owned lottery operator Sociedad Estatal Loterías y Apuestas del Estado (SELAE) for its role in helping ensure racing could resume“We want to take advantage of these lines to thank SELAE for its constant communication during these last months and its unconditional support for horse racing in Spain,” it said.Germany’s Bundesliga returned to action on 16 May, while the English Premier League is set to resume on 17 June. Spanish racing to resume on 3 June, football on 11 June 29th May 2020 | By Daniel O’Boyle Sport in Spain is set to resume next month following the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) enforced suspension, with horse racing to return from 3 June, followed by the country’s football leagues on 11 June. Email Address Regions: Europe Southern Europe Spain Topics: Sports betting Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2016 abridged results.For more information about Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Swan General Ltd (SWAN.mu) 2016 abridged results.Company ProfileSwan General Limited offers insurance services, including personal and corporate insurance. The company provides services that include life, car, home, health, travel, boat, property and liability, financial lines, motor fleet, marine, and keyman and partnership insurance products, as well as reinsurance services. Swan General Limited also provides loans; education, retirement, and investment plans; wealth management and securities trading services; and pension and actuarial services, pension administration, and investment advisory services. Life, casualty, and property are the segments through which the company conducts its business and is based in Mauritius. Swan General Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius
ArchDaily Design Team:Tom Kundig, Steve Grim, Alivia OwensAssociate Architect:W.T. Leung Architects Inc.Lighting, Mechanical And Electrical Engineer:WSP Flack + KurtzCollaborators:Spearhead, Turner Exhibits, Gizmo Engineering and FabricationCity:WhistlerCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderRecommended ProductsBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXConcealed Blind System – One-BoxMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWindowsRodecaAluminium WindowsDoorsLonghiDoor – HeadlineText description provided by the architects. Set in the Coast Mountains of western Canada, Whistler Ski House is a family retreat built to withstand the harsh mountain environment. Elevated ten feet above grade, the main level provides a sense of occupying the tree canopy while also floating above snowdrifts and flood prone lake shore. Due to the nature of the deep soft soil on the lake shore and the home’s location in a high seismic risk zone, the house is supported on a continuous 2-foot thick raft slab on densified soil, created by a series of vibro-densified rock columns that extend 60 to 68 feet deep into the ground. The raft slab “floats” on the densified soil which allows the house to remain stationary during a seismic event that would cause un-densified soil to slide into the lake.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderA custom designed horizontal shutter system creates privacy and also protects upholstery and art from harsh snow glare. With simple crank and switch controls the façade can transform from glass clad to semi-exposed with raw-edged Douglas fir louvers, to completely protected with weathered steel. The house is designed as two separate structures connected by an 80-foot-long glass-walled bridge. The larger of the wings contains the living and dining area, master bedroom, and two guest rooms. The smaller wing, or kids’ wing, has four rooms furnished with enough beds to accommodate the family’s children, their friends and leaves room for future grandchildren. A large two-sided board-formed concrete fireplace with custom enclosure doors separates the main living and dining space from a more intimate media room. The sliding fireplace doors allow the owner to tune the size of the fireplace opening in the smaller setting of the media room. The ground level includes a garage, screened terrace and ski room.Save this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!Upper floor planSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderThe bridge not only creates privacy between the two wings but also weaves through a grouping of evergreens. By spreading out the house across the site trees were preserved but views were also maximized. On one side the floor-to-ceiling windows overlook a mountain lake stretching across the foot of the property; on the other side is a forest of firs, hemlocks and aspens. “Our main goal with this family retreat was to create a design that would allow it to withstand its harsh mountain climate, as well as its location in a high seismic risk zone. This is a mountain home that’s almost completely wrapped in operable devices to protect it from weather conditions. The steel and wood shutter system allows the glazing to be fully exposed, or totally buttoned up, or somewhere in between.” –Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, Design PrincipalSave this picture!© Benjamin BenschneiderProject gallerySee allShow lessBAU Rooftop Lounge Bar / Rabih Geha ArchitectsSelected ProjectsThe End of Sitting / RAAAFSelected Projects Share Save this picture!© Benjamin Benschneider+ 36Curated by Paula Pintos Share Schuchart/Dow CJ Anderson Geotechnical Engineer: “COPY” Whistler Ski House / Olson KundigSave this projectSaveWhistler Ski House / Olson Kundig Civil Engineering: Contractor: Architects: Olson Kundig Area Area of this architecture project Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeOlson KundigOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesWhistlerOn FacebookCanadaPublished on January 27, 2020Cite: “Whistler Ski House / Olson Kundig” 26 Jan 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 1 August 2000 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Guardian Society today covers what is said to be an example of “founder member syndrome,” the often painful experience charities undergo as they move from the founder’s dream and control to a larger, different and usually professionally-managed organisation. The Sue Ryder Foundation is the charity in the spotlight in At the Crossroads by John James at The Guardian. “Founder member syndrome” 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.
Howard Lake | 1 March 2004 | News Number of UK millionaires ‘to triple’ by 2010 The Centre for Economics and Business Research predicts that by 2010 there will be 760,000 people in the UK with assets over £1 million, compared to 230,000 in 2001.This jump in the number of wealthy people is of course down to the rise in house prices. So, the wealth is asset and not cash-based, so in practice it is not the kind that fundraisers will be able to get their hands on easily. Nevertheless, this kind of wealth does get released, either through transfers within the family to the next generation, or through property sales. So prospect research, legacy and tax-effectivive giving campaigns, and diligent donor communications are all important activities that might help some charities secure some of this wealth. Advertisement 37 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The long term outlook for such enhanced personal wealth is also rosy, according to research. By 2020 there will be 1.9 millionaires in Britain. Of course, a million pounds in 16 years’ time won’t be worth what it is now, but it is reasonable to assume that an increasing number of charities are going to have to get used to communicating effectively with millionaires. Tagged with: Giving/Philanthropy Prospect research Research / statistics 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.