Arabian unrest hits fever pitch

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Three more operators join race for Buenos Aires licences

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Three more operators join race for Buenos Aires licences Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Three more high-profile gaming operators have entered the race to secure online gambling licences in Argentina’s capital province of Buenos Aires.Bet365, Betway and Codere LatAm, a subsidiary of the Madrid-listed operator, have all entered into joint ventures with local operators, and registered to file a licence application.Via its Hillside (New Media Malta) subsidiary, bet365 has partnered bingo hall operator Pasteko, while Betway has paired up with Bingo King. Codere LatAm, meanwhile, will work with slot and bingo hall operator Iberargen.With the June 25 deadline for interested parties to register their intention to apply for a licence fast approaching, there are now 10 companies that will compete for the province’s seven igaming licences.Of this number, the majority involve joint ventures between international operators and local partners. It was previously announced that the Stars Group had partnered Atlantica de Juegos, with William Hill sealing a deal with ArgenBingo, and Flutter Entertainment with Bingo Pilar. Each of these local partners are bingo operators.Intralot, meanwhile, will work with casino operator BinBaires and Playtech has paired off with Hotel Casino Tandil. Two local operators, Biyemas and Slots Machines SA, look set to go it alone.The winning bidders will be granted a 15-year operating licence, for which they must pay AR$65m  (£1.3m/€1.3m/$1.4m). They will be able to offer online casino games including slots, sports betting, poker and betting on horse racing, and will pay a 25% tax on gross revenue.Lawmakers Buenos Aires province passed gambling regulations in December last year, which were then signed into law by Governor María Eugenia Vidal in April this year. The market will be regulated by the Buenos Aires Provincial Institute of Lottery and Casinos (IPLyC). 7th June 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling Slot Machines Topics: Casino & games Legal & compliance Sports betting Bingo Poker Slots Regions: LATAM Argentina Bingo A trio of international gaming operators have entered the race to secure online gambling licences in Argentina’s capital province of Buenos Aires. There are now 10 companies competing to secure one of seven operating licences. Email Addresslast_img read more

Is this the perfect FTSE 100 stock to own right now?

first_img See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFA Edward Sheldon owns shares in Reckitt Benckiser. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Picking FTSE 100 stocks to invest within the current environment has its challenges. On one hand, you want to be investing in companies that are set for solid growth in the years ahead. On the other, you also want an element of defensiveness. Economic uncertainty remains extremely elevated due to Covid-19 and we can’t rule out a second stock market crash.Finding FTSE stocks that offer a nice mix of growth potential and resilience isn’t that easy. There are some stocks, however, that tick both boxes. Here’s a look at one such stock I like the look of right now.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…The perfect FTSE 100 stock to own?Reckitt Benckiser (LSE: RB) is a leading FTSE 100 consumer goods company that focuses on health and hygiene products. It owns a leading portfolio of brands that are sold in nearly 200 countries and are trusted by millions of people worldwide. Its major brands include the likes of Dettol, Lysol, Finish, and Nurofen.Growth potential in a post-Covid-19 worldIn terms of growth potential, I see Reckitt Benckiser as very well-placed in a post-Covid-19 world. Given that we’re all likely to be far more focused on hygiene, demand for Reckitt’s products, such as Dettol antibacterial soaps and wipes, and Lysol disinfectant sprays, should be high. I’ll point out that in the first quarter of 2020, Reckitt reported like-for-like growth of 12.8% in its hygiene division with strong growth in most markets. That’s certainly encouraging.There are other growth drivers here too. One is the world’s ageing population. With the number of over 60s worldwide set to rise to 1.4bn by 2030, up from 901m five years ago, I can see demand for RB’s trusted healthcare products such as Nurofen, Gaviscon, and Mucinex steadily rising in the years ahead too.Overall, Reckitt Benckiser appears to have plenty of growth potential, in my view.A resilient FTSE companyAt the same time, Reckitt Benckiser can also offer investors portfolio protection. If the global economy does experience a prolonged recession due to Covid-19, you can be sure Reckitt will survive. That’s because it sells everyday products that people tend to buy, no matter what the economy is doing.And if the stock market crashes again, RB is likely to provide portfolio stability. In the recent crash, the stock only fell 20%, versus a decline of around 35% for the FTSE 100 index.Reliable dividend payerOn top of all this, Reckitt Benckiser is a very reliable dividend payer. Since the FTSE 100 company was formed in 1999, it has never cut its dividend. And in that time, the company has lifted its payout from 24p per share to 175p per share. Currently, the prospective dividend yield is about 2.4%.Putting this all together, Reckitt Benckiser has a lot going for it, in my opinion.Long-term buy-and-holdHowever, I’ll point out that Reckitt Benckiser shares aren’t super-cheap. With analysts forecasting earnings of 310p per share this year, the forward-looking P/E ratio is about 24. But I wouldn’t let that valuation put you off. Recently, Barclays raised its target price for the stock to 9,000p – 20% higher than the current share price.All things considered, I believe RB is the perfect stock to own right now. I’d buy the FTSE 100 stock today and hold it for the long term. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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University of Kentucky offers football scholarships to two Wekiva students

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Davis is rated a .9400 by 247Sports. He is considered the nation’s No. 8 outside linebacker and the No. 80 prospect overall. Davis played for Wekiva his freshman year, before moving to Houston, Texas, where he played the past two seasons at Clear Lake High School.Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State, Alabama, and Miami are among the many programs to extend a scholarship offer to Davis.Wekiva finished the 2017 season with a 13-2 record, including a trip to the 8-A State Regional Finals during its historic run in the postseason.Editor’s Note: 247Sports.com contributed to this report. Congratulations! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Reply TAGSUniversity of KentuckyWekiva Mustangs Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleBicyclist deaths increasing on US roadways Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here 1 COMMENT UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your name here May 2, 2018 at 10:36 am Please enter your comment! Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom The University of Kentucky Wildcats, a school that typically waits for basketball season to make noise in the Southeastern Conference, is beginning to get noticed in football after posting two straight winning seasons (7-6). Now the Wildcats are looking to Wekiva High School to keep that winning streak alive.Kentucky has offered scholarships to two Wekiva players –  Norell Pollard, a senior defensive end and Rian Davis a senior outside linebacker for the Mustangs.Norell Pollard“Extremely blessed to receive an offer from the University Of Kentucky,” Pollard said on his Twitter account.Pollard is rated a .8638 by the 247Sports Composite and is considered the nation’s No. 40 strong-side defensive end. Miami, Mississippi State, Florida, Georgia Tech and Boston College have also offered. The Gators are viewed as the favorite.Rian Davis Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

House in a Tea Garden / RMA Architects

first_imgphotographs:  Rahul Mehrotra, Rajesh VoraPhotographs:  Rahul Mehrotra, Rajesh Vora, Courtesy of RMA ArchitectsSave this picture!© Rajesh VoraSet in a tea plantation, the house was designed to minimize the impact of its footprint on the landscape. Therefore, very careful planning was needed to assure that the house would not disturb the tea plantation. Save this picture!© Rajesh VoraSeveral inexpensive mock-ups were used to determine the optimum location both from the perspective of minimizing impact as well as framing potential views. Thus the driveway was also mocked-up and studied on site to avoid interrupting the natural ecology of the watershed, where it is important that water does not collect at the base of the tea bush. Save this picture!© Rajesh VoraThe house is covered in a cantilevered metal roof that floats above the verandah and reflects the tea garden below. A form-finished concrete tube forms the central circulation spine for the house, with interior spaces finished in richly textured natural wood. Save this picture!Floor PlanThe three main rooms are made to look like three separate cabins underneath the single roof and were therefore treated as boxes within an open plan and built from wood which contrasts the concrete and stone slab and metal canopy of the other primary components. The rich interior finishes and fixtures were designed by Niels Schoenfelder.Project gallerySee allShow less’The Great Sky’: Great Fen Visitor Center Competition Entry / Nicholas Hare ArchitectsUnbuilt ProjectMontfullà House / Hidalgo HartmannSelected Projects Share Architects: RMA Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily India “COPY” 2008 Photographs House in a Tea Garden / RMA Architects 2008 Year:  Houses Area:  8000 ft² Area:  8000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  CopyHouses•Coonoor, India Projects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeRMA ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCoonoorHousesIndiaPublished on May 02, 2013Cite: “House in a Tea Garden / RMA Architects” 02 May 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFiber Cements / CementsRieder GroupFacade Panel – Terrazzo BlackStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Basiq SeriesIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsWoodLunawoodInterior ThermowoodWindowsswissFineLineSliding Windows – EvenMineral / Organic PaintsKEIMBlack Concrete – Concretal®-BlackSuspension SystemsMetawellAluminum Panels for Ceiling SailsDoorsECLISSESliding Door Opening System – ECLISSE Push&PullStonesMarini MarmiNatural Stone – Nuvolato di GréMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Rahul Mehrotra+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/367017/house-in-a-tea-garden-rma-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/367017/house-in-a-tea-garden-rma-architects Clipboard House in a Tea Garden / RMA ArchitectsSave this projectSaveHouse in a Tea Garden / RMA Architectslast_img read more

Stay ahead of editorial calendars

Howard Lake | 21 May 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  11 total views,  1 views today 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. Stay ahead of editorial calendars EdCals.com is a US service that lets marketers and PR professionals stay ahead of editorial calendars from over 120,000 US print and Web publications. EdCals.com is a US service that lets marketers and PR professionals stay ahead of editorial calendars from over 120,000 US print and Web publications. The service will inform you of upcoming deadlines and special features. Charity staff can then try to get coverage of their fundraising campaign or other event knowing that the editor or journalist is looking for that kind of information.It is US-only in its scope, but for charities and universities interested in securing US coverage, you can sign up for a free trial. Advertisement read more

Misconceptions over Wills & inheritance remain barrier to legacy giving

first_img Misconceptions about Wills and intestacy remain a key barrier to legacy giving with over two-thirds of people in the UK without a fully written Will, and more than half unaware that giving to charity is exempt from inheritance tax.The research from Remember A Charity, released during this week’s Remember A Charity in your Will Week, reveals that 68% of adults across the UK don’t have a completed Will in place, although this drops to 47% of over 55s, with just over a third (37%) assuming it will automatically go to their partner and children.30% don’t think they’re wealthy enough to write a Will with many believing that Will-writing is time-consuming (30%), complicated (28%) and expensive (27%). Only 1 in 4 (25%) say they have planned for death.In addition, more than half (57%) don’t know that giving to charity is exempt from inheritance tax and nearly a quarter (22%) believe that you have to be wealthy to donate to charity from your Will.Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity commented:“We’ve certainly seen from the research that there is a huge knowledge gap about how Wills and inheritance works. This remains a key barrier to growing legacy giving and underlines the importance for working together with solicitors, Will-writers, government and other partners to reduce intestacy.“The sector’s made some real progress in opening up conversation around gifts in Wills, but this research shows that there’s no room for complacency. There’s still a long way to go in terms of helping the public better understand today’s Wills environment and the importance of legacy giving.”  507 total views,  9 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis27 Misconceptions over Wills & inheritance remain barrier to legacy giving Melanie May | 12 September 2019 | News Advertisement  506 total views,  8 views today Tagged with: legacies legacy fundraising legacy pledges AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis27 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

On Palestinian Prisoners’ Day, activists demand divestment, protest Clinton

first_imgNew York — Several dozen activists, including large numbers of students, rallied in Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza Park on April 17 to mark the 42nd annual Palestinian Prisoners’ Day and launch the second Prison Divestment National Week of Action. They then marched to Hillary Clinton’s nearby campaign headquarters, where they joined a larger protest against the Democratic presidential candidate’s pro-war political record.Palestinian Prisoners’ Day commemorates the 1974 release of Mahmoud Baker Hijazi, the first Palestinian prisoner freed by Israel in a prisoner exchange with resistance groups, and shows solidarity with 7,000 current detainees, including 700 “administrative detainees,” 438 children and six elected members of the Palestinian parliament. The “detainees” are imprisoned without even going through Israeli military trials, known for their 99.74 percent conviction rate against Palestinian defendants.Marches, rallies and strikes have marked the day throughout the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel in 1948 and 1967, while growing numbers of Palestinian and solidarity groups elsewhere hold protests and educational events.This year, the day coincided with a nationwide mobilization against Real Estate Investment Trust tax breaks used by the Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group to avoid property taxes on their private prisons.This de facto subsidy, critics charge, not only increases the profitability of private imprisonment but also allows prison companies to pour donations into the campaigns of politicians whose policies of criminalization benefit them.Speakers in Cadman Plaza included representatives of Cop Watch, HDK New York, the International Action Center, Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, Students for Justice in Palestine, Students Without Borders and Queens Neighborhoods United. Many of the speakers connected domestic struggles against mass incarceration and police repression, as well as liberation movements in Kurdistan and elsewhere, with the Palestinian prisoners’ movement and the fight for a free Palestine.Following a march, with chants of “Smash the settler Zionist state!” and “Hillary, Obama: You will feel the Intifada!” the group joined 100 picketers from the Committee Opposed to Hillary Clinton’s Interventionism outside the Clinton headquarters.Chants and speakers criticized Clinton’s record of intervention, from Haiti and Honduras to Ukraine, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Palestine.Catron is a member of Al-Awda New York: The Palestine Right to Return Coalition and an organizer with Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

HAT Puts Dairy Cows on Facebook

first_img Previous articleFSA Expands Emergency Haying and Grazing to Additional CRP PracticesNext articleSo Far So Good on Animal Health at State Fair Gary Truitt SHARE “Our social media posts will be a bit more whimsical than our radio and web news coverage of the fair,” said Gary Truitt, HAT president. In addition, HAT will provide up-to-the minute coverage of the 4-H Championship Drive and the Sale of Champions.  Hoosier Ag Today will provide broadcast coverage of the Fair to its 45 radio affiliates from the Normandy Barn. By Gary Truitt – Aug 2, 2012 HAT Puts Dairy Cows on Facebook Hoosier Ag Today, Indiana’s premier agricultural communications company, is putting Indiana dairy cows on Facebook.  As part of their on-location coverage of the Indiana State Fair which is featuring the Indiana dairy industry as its theme, HAT will be posting images and videos from the Fair on its Facebook page.  Verizon Wireless has provided HAT reporters with the latest in tablets with 4G LTE connectivity.  HAT will be posting material from around the Fair for the 17 days of the fair. In addition, tweets of news developments at the Fair will be posted on the HAT twitter channel.center_img Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News HAT Puts Dairy Cows on Facebooklast_img read more

Sec. Perdue Reflecting on USDA Leadership

first_img By Ashley Davenport – Nov 19, 2020 SHARE Audio Playerhttps://hoosieragtoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Perdue-Reflects-on-USDA-Leadership.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.During his nearly four years serving as the head of USDA, Sec. Sonny Perdue has had many accomplishments. Some of those include year-round E-15 and repealing WOTUS.Although he doesn’t have one singular issue, Sec. Perdue said he believes his team at USDA has achieved the goal he set on day one.“What I said when we came in was we want to be the most efficient, most effective, most customer-focused agency in the federal government, and I believe we’ve strived to do that,” he said during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention. “If you ask farmers up and down the line if we’ve been available, if we’ve been transparent, I believe we’d get a pretty good score on that.”Earlier this month, USDA unveiled a new web feature, the AskUSDA website. That’s geared toward providing information throughout the entire branch in one place.“Communication is important,” said Perdue. “We want to be able to communicate directly to farmers and have them [give] feedback directly to us. This bilateral feedback loop we got with farmers.gov and AskUSDA, that will enable them to feel part of what’s happening here, not like takers, but participators in the process of decision making.”Under his direction, Perdue said he believes the USDA has become more data-driven and science-based.“We’ve created some dashboards here at USDA that’s amazing,” said Perdue. “We’ve got a platform here where people are able to make data-driven, facts-based decisions rather than ideology.”Based on his travels as secretary of agriculture, Perdue said the future is bright.“America is going to be in great hands,” he said. “The resiliency of the American farmer, rancher, producer, tree growers, this is a great country. Everything is going to survive. We’re going to continue to lead the world in biotechnology and agricultural production. The world is going to be better for it because of the American farmer and rancher.” Facebook Twitter Home Indiana Agriculture News Sec. Perdue Reflecting on USDA Leadership Sec. Perdue Reflecting on USDA Leadership Facebook Twitter SHARE Previous article2020 a Profitable Year for Many FarmersNext articleSec. Perdue Reflects on USDA Leadership on the HAT Friday Podcast Ashley Davenportlast_img read more