Evolution Gaming reports 45% Q2 revenue growth

first_img Live dealer software supplier Evolution Gaming reported a 45% growth in revenue for Q2 of 2019 and 49% for the first half of the year. Profit for the quarter totalled €34.5 million, while for the first half of the year profit reached €63.1m. Both figures were a 72% increase on the previous year. Email Address 19th July 2019 | By Daniel O’Boyle Live dealer software supplier Evolution Gaming reported quarter 2 revenues of €85.7m for Q2 of 2019, a 45% increase upon the previous year.The company said that an expansion of their Live vertical beyond tabletop games helped drive the growth.According to the company, the increase in revenue “mainly derives from increased commission income from both new and existing customers.”Chief Executive Martin Carlesund said the successful quarter was due mostly to the launch of new games, including game show titles such as “Deal or No Deal Live.”“2019 is a year of product and innovation and during the period we have launched all this year’s new games,” Carlesund said. “The response has been instant, and we are overwhelmed by the positive reception among both players and operators.“Our aim in the development has been to create games that attract new player types and to expand the Live vertical into new segments, and so far, we are very happy with the outcome.”The company also said that the continued growth of the Live Casino sector and increasing focus from operators contributed to the revenue growth.“To a large extent, growth is also driven by Live Casino having grown in importance for most gaming operators, who consequently elect to expose and market their Live offerings to customers more extensively than before,” the company said.Carlesund said the growth came across a variety of markets, including outside of Europe. 30% of Evolution’s revenue in Q2 came from outside of Europe, up from 25% in the previous year. The percentage of revenues from the United Kingdom and the Nordics declined from 16% and 9% respectively in Q2 of 2018 to 13% and 9% in 2019, while the rest of Europe remains the most significant region for Evolution, contributing 49% of revenue.“The positive market development continues,” Carlesund said. “The Nordics are growing, however at a somewhat slower pace as the Swedish market now is normalising following the intense start to the year as a result of the new gaming legislation. The UK continues to stabilise and is growing compared to the corresponding quarter last year. Both Rest of Europe and Rest of World also exhibit favourable growth.”Regulated markets made up 35% of Evolution’s revenue. Mobile is by far the supplier’s largest channel, accounting for 70% of total revenue.The largest expense for Evolution was personnel, at €30.5m of the company’s €49.1m total operating expenses. However, while personnel costs increased from last year’s €24.2m, Carlesund said the staff expenditure in the period was very efficient as Evolution’s new titles did not require significant growth in personnel, such as additional dealers.“The new games are not as staff intensive as the traditional table games, which in combination with a generally high efficiency in all studios contribute to the margin development,” Carlesund said.A further €6.1m of expenses went to depreciation, amortisation and impairments, an increase of 36.5% from €4.5m last year, while other expenses totalled €12.5m, a 41.9% increase from last year.Profit for the quarter totalled €34.5 million, a 72% increase upon the previous year.The company also posted a record-high year-on-year increase in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization, of 49.8 percent.For the first half of 2019, Evolution’s revenue grew by 49%. Expenses for the first half of 2019 increased by 37.7% to €98.2m. €59.5m of those expenses went to personnel costs, a 31.9% increase from the prior year. Depreciation costs rose by 37.8% while other expenses rose by 52.5%.Profit for the first half of 2019 increased by 72% to €66.7m.Carlesund said that in the future, the company looked to invest in more markets including further investment in the US.“Going forward, we will continue to invest in the development of both additional game shows and other innovative product types, as well as table games to meet the overall demand for Live,” Carlesund said. “We also continue to invest in our studios. During the quarter, we have transferred the first tables to the new Malta studio, while also expanding the studio in Georgia.“In addition, we have initiated a doubling of the capacity in New Jersey. We will also strengthen our presence in the US further and have started the planning for the construction of a studio in Pennsylvania. All in all, investments for the 2019 full year in absolute numbers will be somewhat higher than in 2018. It is imperative for us to meet the demand for Live, to continue to enable innovation within the company and to constantly increase the gap to competition. Connected to this, it is important to remember that in a case where we must prioritise, we will always put growth before margins.”Earnings per share in the quarter to amounted to €0.19 for the publicly-traded company and the release of the quarter 2 figures has sparked a major increase in the company’s share price, which closed on Thursday at 196.00 SEK and opened on Friday at 216.00 SEK.“Since Evolution’s inception, we have had a paranoid approach to our development, and given all achievements so far in 2019 I would like to conclude these comments by pointing out that we are never fully satisfied, we never sit back and each day, we fight to become a little bit better,” Carlesund said. 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Rwanda gets 5% UK tourism boost with Arsenal sleeve deal

first_img WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 35/2 (11 ov)- Follow Live Updates Euro 2020 MKD vs NED LIVE, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: North Macedonia to inflict a surprise defeat on Netherlands Football Rwanda gets 5% UK tourism boost with Arsenal sleeve deal Copa America 2021 Football Euro 2020, Ukraine vs Austria: Ukraine to ensure round of 16 berth against Austria, Follow Live Updates WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrab the Redeem Code just released for Wilderness Hunter UMP & Shimmy Emote before it expires, Garena Free Fire India ‘Rampage Party Giveaway Day 2’UndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of codeUndoGarena Free Fire Redeem Code of 15th June, OB28 Update AnnouncedUndoThe Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has revealed the benefits of their sleeve sponsorship of English football club Arsenal to promote the Visit Rwanda brand, states a Sportspromedia report.The three-year sponsorship deal, inked in May last year, was termed by many as “poor sponsoring the rich” and criticised that the money could have better been used on development projects in the country.Also Read: Premier League Schedule: Full list of all matchesPremier League LIVE: Catch all matches on Hotstar VIPThe RDB has now claimed that £30 million ($37 mn) from investment are already regained, based off analytics provided by sports research and consulting firm Nielsen, social media and sponsorship measurement provider Blinkfire Analytics, and research agency Hall and Partners.Arsenal as part of the deal has also shared a three-minute Visit Rwanda video on their website. The video shows Arsenal legends Lauren and Alex Scott got up close and personal with the Rwandan mountain gorillas on a truly unique trip during KwitaIzina.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>“Before the signing of the partnership, 71 per cent of the millions of Arsenal fans globally did not think of Rwanda as a tourist destination. At the end of the first year of the partnership half of Arsenal fans would consider Rwanda as a destination to visit,” says Belise Kariza, the RDB chief tourism officer.“In terms of overall value, the partnership so far, in year one, is worth £36 million or over Rwf36 billion. This number is based on TV viewership and social media. We can definitely say it has paid off.”Belise further adds that the agreement factored into the 1.7 million tourists that visited Rwanda in 2018 thanks to the brand exposure Arsenal gave to Visit Rwanda. She also said that the content created to promote the country as a holiday destination, aided by a tie-up with National Geographic, had seen at least 4.3 million interactions over social media and other activations.Visit Rwanda’s YouTube channel has also registered a 100% increase in subscribers, while the brand’s Twitter and Instagram followings enjoyed a boost of 72% and 577% respectively following the deal.“I think really on the visibility it is paying off. It is also paying off in terms of people visiting from the UK. In 2018 we had a five per cent increase in visitors from the UK market only,” added Belise.3Also Read: Hotstar opts out of Indian Premier League sponsorship deal: ReportBudweiser 0.0 partners with Star Sports for Premier League broadcast Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri brace ensure 3-1 win; Switzerland’s fate hangs on other Group results Facebook Twitter Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – August 27, 2019 Copa America 2021 VEN vs ECU LIVE: When and where to watch Venezuela vs Ecuador LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Football Cricket WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs TAGSArsenal Football ClubPremier LeaguePremier League 2019Rwanda UK tourismSports Business NewsSports Business News IndiaUK tourism SHARE Cricket Previous articleWriting instrument brand BIC Cello launches campaign with BumrahNext articleMessi more important for LaLiga than Ronaldo, Neymar: Tebas Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR FootballLatest Sports NewsSportSports Business Cricket Cricket Rwanda’s decision to sponsor the Premier League team Arsenal has paid instant dividends. The African nation has reportedly registered a 5% growth in tourist influx from the United Kingdom in the first year of its deal with the Gunners to promote Visit Rawanda.Rwanda by way of an increase in its tourism revenue from the UK has reportedly recovered £ 30 million ($ 37 million) in just one year from the three-year sponsorship commitment of £ 36 million ($ 44 million). Football Copa America 2021 COL vs PER LIVE: When and where to watch Colombia vs Peru LIVE streaming in your country, India, Follow live update Football last_img read more

Rory Best’s World Cup in doubt

first_imgIreland backs coach Alan Gaffney also admitted that he will looking to tweak his side’s game plan for Saturday night’s match. Against Italy they were direct, taking the ball up through the middle, but they will change their tactics against Wales.“Wales defend in a totally different way to how Italy defend, so we’ll approach Wales a bit differently,” said Gaffney. “Wales have changed their style. They had become a bit predictable, playing an attractive brand of rugby but a predictable one. Full credit to Warren Gatland, Rob Howley and Shaun Edwards, they’ve changed that attack and I believe they are more potent now then they used to be.” Shouldering the burden: Injury could rule Rory Best out of Ireland’s World Cup campaignRORY BEST’S World Cup is in jeopardy after he sprained the AC joint in his right shoulder during the game against Italy on Sunday.Ireland are going to see how the hooker goes in training on Tuesday but admit he’s “definitely doubtful” for the weekend’s quarter-final against Wales and indeed for the remainder of the tournament.It would be a big blow for the Irish. Not only has Best been playing brilliantly at RWC 2011, forming a solid front-row unit with Cian Healy and Mike Ross, but Ireland have already lost Jerry Flannery to injury meaning they could go into the Wales game with the comparably inexperienced Sean Cronin and Damien Varley as their hooking options. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

As COVID-19 spreads, some Episcopal boarding schools face international student…

first_img Featured Jobs & Calls Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL COVID-19, Submit an Event Listing Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Tags Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Rector Shreveport, LA This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Tampa, FL Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 As COVID-19 spreads, some Episcopal boarding schools face international student quandary ‘We don’t have a blueprint’ Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Curate Diocese of Nebraska Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS center_img Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Belleville, IL Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Bath, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Collierville, TN Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Press Release Service Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Boarding students at St. Mary’s School in Raleigh, North Carolina stayed in the school’s dorms beyond spring break. As their families arranged for their return home – all are from Asia – the school organized a mini-graduation for the seniors. Photo courtesy of St. Mary’s School[Episcopal News Service] In early March with spring break approaching, it became clear at St. Mary’s School in Raleigh, North Carolina, that not all of the school’s 295 students would be able to return home. Approximately half of the all-girls college prep school’s students board there, and 10 of those planned to return to their home countries in Asia during the break, the week of March 16.“Of course that became an impossibility,” St. Mary’s Head of School Brendan O’Shea told Episcopal News Service. With the COVID-19 outbreak rapidly gaining steam in the United States and other countries, China had imposed a two-week quarantine for incoming travelers and Vietnam had set strict limits on who could enter the country. Even if they could get home, returning would be impossible for the Chinese cohort. Other countries were in the mix; on March 11, President Trump banned travel from several European countries, expanding the list soon thereafter.With schools closing across the United States in an effort to curtail the coronavirus, Episcopal schools with boarding students have found themselves wondering what to do with their international charges. The virus flared in the United States just as many schools prepared for spring break. According to a survey of heads of school conducted by The Association of Boarding Schools on March 4 and 5, 37% of respondents’ schools closed dorms as usual during their respective breaks, while 52% planned to keep at least some dorms open for students and staff. Now, no one knows when, or if, closed campuses will reopen before the summer for in-person learning.At St. Mary’s, some students stayed with host families. Typically, the school closes its dorms during spring break. “But then we said, ‘Look, you are welcome to stay at our campus,’” O’Shea said. Parents were pleased, and 20 students ultimately stayed on-site — 19 international students and one from New Rochelle, New York, a COVID-19 hot spot.By the time spring break ended, the school had decided that, rather than return to campus, students would begin virtual classes, and administrators advised St. Mary’s international families that it was time to fly their students home.“If these girls are ever going to get home, the window of opportunity for them is probably shrinking,” O’Shea said. The last student left campus on March 24. “Before they left, we packed a bag for [each of] them with gloves and hand sanitizer and a mask and a poncho and everything we thought possible that they could want,” O’Shea said.Many schools face this international student quandary, confirmed Suzanne Walker Buck, a member of The Association of Boarding Schools’ board of trustees and the organization’s COVID-19 task force. Each school, she said, is finding its way through the challenge of pandemic-triggered travel restrictions. “There isn’t a one-size-fits-all model. Our schools are really different,” she said. Moreover, “The responses are changing by the day.”Students at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, didn’t have special travel bags; the school began its monthlong spring break on Feb. 29, before COVID-19 had so clearly taken root in the United States. But with 14% of the school’s student body (comprised entirely of boarding students) hailing from abroad, including some 50 students from Asia, “we’ve been watching this since January,” said Kathy Giles, the school’s rector.St. Paul’s advised parents weeks ahead of the break to find someplace for their students to go with a return path that didn’t involve quarantine. In the second week of March, Giles knew that the school might move to online learning. “We offered to host international kids here” to bridge the gap in hospitality and travel, Giles said. They might have had as many as 18 students on campus. But as of March 24, St. Paul’s School, too, has no students on campus, although their belongings remain in their rooms.Fifteen TMI Episcopal boarding students from China continue to live at the school’s dorms in San Antonio, Texas, as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. Here, four of them eat with their dorm parents, practicing social distancing. Photo: Erin KoehlerIt’s different at TMI Episcopal. Fifteen students, all from China, remain in the San Antonio, Texas, school’s dorms. The six girls and nine boys comprise a portion of the school’s 50 boarding students. In all, 484 students attend TMI Episcopal. The campus closed as usual for its spring break week on March 7, with all students headed elsewhere.“Of course it all accelerated during spring break,” said Clive Hamilton, director of residential life. The school extended the break by one week, with plans to close the campus and move to virtual learning the week of March 23.School officials reached out to international families and urged them to have students stay put, whether they were with family or friends. Most did, but some of the school’s Chinese students found themselves without a good option. “What they couldn’t do is return home,” Hamilton said. So the school let them go back to campus. Many returned by plane and settled back into their six dorms, where each student now lives without a roommate. The students are under the care of the school’s dorm parents, school employees who live in apartments adjacent to each dorm, overseeing the 8th through 12th graders living there.Erin Koehler is one such employee. “I’m the ‘mom’ that checks in with the girls every day,” she said. She’s also the mother of three school-aged sons, who are now schooling virtually from home. Four boarding students are back in Koehler’s dorm. Since the students’ return, TMI Episcopal has instituted social distancing norms. Everyone stays six feet away from each other, including during meals. The school’s catering service delivers two meals plus snacks each day, and a nurse visits daily to monitor everyone’s health.“Our students have greatly appreciated that,” Koehler said of the nurse’s visits. “They recognize, though, that this is not getting better and this is going to last a lot longer. So some of them are getting antsy and want to go home,” Koehler said. In the meantime, the students are participating in distance learning with their schoolmates, and a physical education teacher offers virtual lessons for them to do outdoors at a sanctioned social distance. And even though they’re all on campus, another dorm parent connected the group via the video conferencing platform Zoom for social interaction and an art show: She gave the students 24 hours to create something, which they then shared the next day via the online platform.TMI Episcopal students’ emotional well-being is also on the staff’s radar. Koehler said students have been paying close attention since the coronavirus erupted in China; they predicted its arrival in the United States. “They’ve been very scared and nervous, so a lot of our conversations have been, ‘We will take care of you. If one of you becomes ill, we will take care of you,’” Koehler said. “Because at home, there were people who couldn’t get care.”With most students at home indefinitely and others still at their schools, thoughts were on seniors. Hamilton, at TMI Episcopal, noticed that international seniors, who have wrapped up the bulk of their schooling, seem to find it easier to move back home. For his part, O’Shea noticed his school’s international seniors struggling with the possibility of leaving and missing their final high school milestones. So St. Mary’s held a mini-graduation for them, complete with caps and gowns.Such ad hoc gestures and makeshift plans characterize the current normal. Koehler used the word “fluid” a lot. “It’s been hard because we don’t know. We don’t know what’s next. We’re doing our very best every day,” she said. Hamilton agreed. “There is no blueprint for how to deal with this,” he said. “But I think what you have to do is, you have a duty of care, a duty of love, and whatever you do, you try to do in the students’ best interest.”– Heather Beasley Doyle is a freelance journalist, writer and editor based in Massachusetts. She has previously written about education and racial reconciliation for Episcopal News Service. 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Bhubesi Pride latest and exclusive interview with SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux

first_imgTuesday Dec 11, 2012 Bhubesi Pride latest and exclusive interview with SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux Bhubesi Pride is a growing initiative with real momentum. When we started reporting on the unique project in 2010 we felt it was a massive undertaking and to implement a sustainable programme, it was going to require some very careful planning. Two years on – and after some follow-up videos you may have seen here on RD – we catch up with Bhubesi Pride’s Founder, Richard Bennett, to learn of the latest developments and plans ahead.“I was recently invited to Sochi in Russia”, Richard explained, “and it was here at Peace and Sports International Forum that we had been nominated for NGO of the Year 2012. This came about after extensive planning and preparation in 2011 – officially our Year 1 – so to have this level of recognition so soon was a massive honour.“It gave me an opportunity to reflect on the fantastic work our group of guys did this year. The environment and people we worked with in Africa were all new to them, but they slotted in brilliantly, and laid a worthy foundation for next year’s team to follow and build upon.”Since January this year, Bhubesi Pride has had its online application open to rugby lovers and coaches. In a rigorous selection process, candidates from all over the world submitted their entries in the hope that they would be picked for Bhubesi Pride’s 2013 ‘Expedition Coaching Team’. In August that process was completed and 6 guys were chosen, representing the UK, US, France and Mexico. Ryan Jones, Ben Illingworth, Mike Coogan, Jonathan Markowitz, Guillaume Boisseau and Juan Pablo Andrade will join Richard in London in January, head to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and begin their mission to unite, empower and inspire communities through the game of rugby with pupils and staff in ten African countries. Next year’s expedition will take close to six months.“I am continually humbled and so impressed by not only the calibre of the individuals that apply, but peoples’ willingness to take this amount of time away from their personal and professional lives, and contribute to rugby and community development in Africa. Next year’s team boasts unbelievable talent, experience and knowledge and I cannot wait to work with the guys, and for them to support the efforts of our friends in Africa!”Mexican, Juan Pablo Andrade, is one of two selected team members that came to learn of Bhubesi Pride through Rugbydump. Captain for the national 7s and 15s set-up, ‘JP’ says, “If you asked me what I am looking forward to, I’d say the heat, mosquitos, unfamiliar food, awesome views and excellent human interactions. But most importantly, it is what are we throwing back to the continent… and that is a lot of rugby!”We’ll be following the progress of the team next year, paying close attention to how JP and Guillaume – our other RD ambassador – cope on their African rugby journey.Ensuring the sustainability of an initiative of Bhubesi Pride’s scale is no simple task. Indeed the ‘Pride’ has now partnered with SA Rugby Legends Association to help improve rugby leagues and staff training in-country, in addition to its existing relationships with key NGOs, national rugby unions and government departments. Eight British schools also continue to develop long-term ‘links’ with schools in six different African countries. Richard says “Community work is going great – and it’s very important we remain focussed on relationship and capacity building. But we’re now looking at engaging more businesses. “We have a terrific operation working with great people in 11 locations in ten African countries and we can give a lot back to companies who partner with us. Bhubesi Pride now offers leadership development for corporate staff, as well as high impact CSR and branding benefits, so working with us benefits businesses as much as it does our communities”.In a very exciting move, G4S Africa signed a deal with Bhubesi Pride in July crucially assisting financial and community involvement levels.If you’re keen to coach rugby in Africa next year, or get your business and staff involved, follow this link to Bhubesi Pride’s website to find out more VISIT AFRICAWith more businesses and individuals keen to ‘join the Pride’, Bhubesi Pride has shared with Rugbydump an exclusive interview with SA Rugby CEO, Jurie Roux, about how they too are looking to collaborate and support. View the chat with Jurie below.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Bhubesi Pride Foundation Related Articles 108 WEEKS AGO Change lives through coaching Rugby in beautiful… 188 WEEKS AGO Meet Tom Chaloba, Zambian Rugby Inspiration… 204 WEEKS AGO Jacques Burger coaches with the Pride in… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. 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Newark, 50 years after ‘A rebellion, not a riot’

first_imgA child lays flowers on July 12 to remember the martyrs of the Newark Rebellion.Over 100 people gathered on July 12 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Newark Rebellion against racism. People convened at a small triangle on Springfield Avenue, close to Irvine Turner Boulevard, where a monument has been erected.The rebellion started nearby when cab driver John Smith was arrested and brutalized by police. The late poet, playwright and activist Amiri Baraka — father of Newark mayor Ras Baraka — was viciously clubbed by police during the uprising. Twenty-four people were killed.The People’s Organization for Progress organized the rally. POP leader Larry Hamm spoke, as did Pam Africa from the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal. Hamm emphasized that the Newark uprising “was a rebellion, not a riot.”Copies of the July 20, 1967, issue of Workers World newspaper were handed out. In that issue, the late Workers World Party Chairperson Sam Marcy declared that those gunned down by police “did not die in vain.” One woman bus driver stopped her bus to get a copy.Despite the 90-degree heat, people marched to the 1st police precinct house on 17th Street, their ranks swelling to 150 people. Many organizations and individuals were represented, including the International League of Peoples’ Struggle and Workers World Party.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Digamosle a Biden: ¡Deja de bombardear Siria!

first_imgLa administración de Biden solo tardó 36 días en el cargo para mostrar al mundo, a través de un bombardeo en Siria, que es beligerante, agresivo y empeñado en la guerra. Solo hubo un breve respiro de las viles palabras y acciones de Trump. Ahora tenemos que enfrentar los viles actos de Biden y resistirlos.Incluso la excusa que dio el imperialismo estadounidense para bombardear a Siria fue débil. Un ataque con cohetes hace algunas semanas mató a un mercenario en Irak. Excusas como esa abren la puerta a nuevas guerras e intervenciones estadounidenses en todos los países de Asia, África y América Latina, donde Washington ha reemplazado a las tropas oficiales estadounidenses con soldados de fortuna.Podría pensar que la administración de Biden tuvo suficientes problemas en casa para mantenerla ocupada. La pandemia de COVID-19 aún continúa a pesar de las vacunas, cuya distribución ha sido una vergüenza. El Congreso liderado por los demócratas, que aún no ha aprobado el proyecto de ley de ayuda pandémica, ya abandonó el salario mínimo de $15 por hora.Además de esto, el super congelamiento de Texas, y de sus millones de trabajadores y personas pobres, ha puesto de manifiesto una vez más la desesperada necesidad de reconstruir la infraestructura de Estados Unidos. Sin mencionar la necesidad inmediata de ayuda de emergencia. Incluso aquellos que reconocen el papel podrido del Partido Republicano, con y sin Trump, al llevar a cabo un agresivo asalto a la clase trabajadora en Estados Unidos, seguramente deben ver que la administración Biden también es su enemigo.Biden ha empleado una retórica menos odiosa. La suya es una administración más inclusiva. Pero sirve a la misma clase gobernante super rica a la que han servido los presidentes de ambos partidos a lo largo de su historia.Esto ha sido especialmente cierto con respecto a la política exterior. Después de escuchar los discursos del secretario de Estado Anthony Blinken, fue evidente que la nueva administración demócrata planeaba una continuación de las mismas políticas agresivas que caracterizaron a las administraciones de Bill Clinton, George W. Bush y Barack Obama. Y que Donald Trump llevó a cabo a su manera.Ahora, la pandilla Biden-Blinken ha cumplido las palabras de Blinken. Primero Biden ordenó bombarderos B-1 estadounidenses a bases aéreas noruegas, amenazando a Rusia. Y el 25 de febrero, el secretario de “Defensa” Lloyd Austin anunció que Estados Unidos había bombardeado objetivos en Siria cerca de la frontera con Irak.Las fuerzas anti guerras dentro de los EE.UU. deben dar un paso al frente para enfrentar esta nueva amenaza de la administración Biden. Es hora de medir al nuevo presidente por sus propias acciones, no por contrastarlo con su predecesor (¡quien puso un listón bastante bajo!).  Es hora de verlo como un representante de la clase dominante multimillonaria, en todas sus variantes, y como un enemigo de la clase trabajadora.¡Ayuda de emergencia para la gente de Texas!  ¡No más dinero para bombardear a Siria! ¡Que pasen el salario mínimo de $15!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Two journalists arrested, a third jailed for three years

first_img Organisation News After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists RSF_en March 18, 2021 Find out more June 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the arrests of two journalists at their place of work by intelligence officers and the jailing of a third journalist for three years, in the Iranian regime’s continuing persecution of media personnel in the past two weeks. Receive email alerts IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentViolence IranMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abuses Judicial harassmentViolence Help by sharing this information to go furthercenter_img Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 Plainclothesmen from the justice department’s intelligence protection section arrested Sasan Aghai, the deputy editor of the daily newspaper Etemad, at the newspaper on 11 August. Ten days later, they arrested Yaghma Fashkhami, a journalist with the Dideban e Iran news website, at his office.Officials have not said why these two journalists were arrested or where they are being held. Aghai’s mother told Etemad that she had not been allowed to see him since his arrest.Aghai has been arrested on several occasions in the past, one of them in a wave of arrests of journalists in Tehran in January 2013, when he spent 30 days in isolation in Section 209 of Tehran’s Evin prison. Fashkhami was previously arrested in December 2014, spending three months in isolation in Section 2A of Evin prison before being freed.“Arresting journalists at their place of work poses a threat to media freedom and is way of imposing censorship on the entire press,” said Reza Moini, the head of RSF’s Iran/Afghanistan desk.“The Iranian authorities must stop arresting journalists arbitrarily and holding them incommunicado. Detaining journalists in this way has no legal basis under Iranian law, as well as violating international standards.”A Tehran revolutionary court meanwhile sentenced photojournalist and women’s rights activist Alieh Motalebzadeh to three years in prison on 12 August on a charge of “activity against national security.”A contributor to the website of the “One Million Signatures” campaign for the repeal of laws that discriminate against women, she was arrested on 26 November 2016 and was freed on bail of 300 million toman (270,000 euros) the following month pending trial.RSF also condemns the judicial system’s irresponsibility in refusing to release imprisoned journalists Henghameh Shahidi and Ehssan Mazandarani although they are very ill and their families describe their condition as critical.Ranked 165th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index, Iran continues to be one of the world’s five biggest prisons for journalists and citizen-journalists, with a total of 28 held. News News August 22, 2017 – Updated on August 23, 2017 Two journalists arrested, a third jailed for three years Two journalists arrested, a third jailed for three years Follow the news on Iran News February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Cash Sales, Distressed Sales, and REO Sales, Oh My…

first_img The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago December 21, 2016 1,062 Views Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, News Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Cash Sales, Distressed Sales, and REO Sales, Oh My… Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Sustainable Growth in 2017 May Flourish in the East Next: No Relief for Tight Housing Supply Quite Yet The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Scott Morgan Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago 2016-12-21 Kendall Baer Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Scott Morgan is a multi-award-winning journalist and editor based out of Texas. During his 11 years as a newspaper journalist, he wrote more than 4,000 published pieces. He’s been recognized for his work since 2001, and his creative writing continues to win acclaim from readers and fellow writers alike. He is also a creative writing teacher and the author of several books, from short fiction to written works about writing. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post The shares of cash and distressed sales in the overall U.S. housing market in September continued their slow march back toward pre-recession norms. The most recent look into nontraditional sales by CoreLogic showed that cash sales comprised a little less than 32 percent of home sales in September, while distressed sales made up 7 percent.September’s cash numbers were down 1.3 percent from last year, having fallen steadily since their 2011 peak of nearly 47 percent. Alabama had the largest cash sales share of any state: at 47.6 percent. West Virginia and New York reported more than 45 percent, while Florida and Indiana each posted about 41 percent. Before the recession, about 25 percent of sales were cash, on average. CoreLogic expects the market to hit that mark in 2019.Distressed sales in September dropped 3 percent from a year ago. The pre-crisis share of distressed sales was traditionally about 2 percent. If the current year-over-year decrease in the distressed sales share continues, it will reach that mark in mid-2018, CoreLogic stated.All but nine states recorded lower distressed sales shares in September, when compared with a year earlier. Maryland’s 19 percent was the largest share of distressed sales of any state. Connecticut was close, with 18.4 percent. Michigan (17.6 percent), New Jersey (15.9 percent) and Illinois (15.1 percent) rounded out the five most distressed sales-heavy states.North Dakota had the smallest distressed sales share at 2.7 percent. It and the District of Columbia are within a single percent of their pre-crisis levels.Overall REO sales in September hit their lowest point since August 2007 at 4.7 percent, though REO sales had the largest cash sales share in September, 60 percent. Resales had the next-highest cash sales share at 32 percent, followed by short sales at 31 percent. Cash-paid new-builds were at 15.5 percent. Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Cash Sales, Distressed Sales, and REO Sales, Oh My…last_img read more

Electoral Bonds Scheme Hits At The Very Core Of Constitution, Which Is Our Democracy : Sr Adv Meenakshi Arora

first_imgTop StoriesElectoral Bonds Scheme Hits At The Very Core Of Constitution, Which Is Our Democracy : Sr Adv Meenakshi Arora Radhika Roy9 July 2020 5:28 AMShare This – x”Electoral bonds have done more of a disservice than any service to us”, said Senior Advocate at Supreme Court of India, Meenakshi Arora, at a webinar organized by LiveLaw on the topic “The Courts and Constitutional Values”. Responding to a query regarding the disruption caused to the constitutional value of democracy due to the role played by money in elections, Arora…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?Login”Electoral bonds have done more of a disservice than any service to us”, said Senior Advocate at Supreme Court of India, Meenakshi Arora, at a webinar organized by LiveLaw on the topic “The Courts and Constitutional Values”. Responding to a query regarding the disruption caused to the constitutional value of democracy due to the role played by money in elections, Arora said : “Electoral bonds have done more disservice than any service to us. There was a need for transparency in electoral funding to get rid of criminalization as they felt money had an important role to play.” “Reforms came in electoral funding to take black money out of it. What did electoral bonds do? They removed the cap up to 20,000 rupees and the cap for 7.5% profit for a company. Now even if a company is in loss, they can donate money.”She pointed out that the scheme was brought overlooking the serious objections raised by the Election Commission of India and Reserve Bank of India.”Anonymous electoral bond is a sham in the face of transparency in political funding. This hits at the very core of our constitution, which is democracy”, she said.”The minute money enters into an arena, it leads to an unequal level playing field when it comes to elections. Elections have to be free and fair in a democracy.There can’t free and fair elections if there is no even playing field. So you have directly affected the basic root of democracy through this funding procedure. This is not about A political party or B political party. Whichever party is able to manipulate this system will gain advantage”.In this context, Arora stressed on the need to revisit the debate on state-funding of elections.Apart from Meenakshi Arora, the webinar also hosted Former Judge at the Supreme Court of India, Justice Kurian Joseph, and Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India, Dinesh Dwivedi. It was moderated by Advocate Avani Bansal. [Also Read] SC Failed The Constitution By Succumbing To Majoritarianism In Ayodhya Case : Sr Adv Dinesh Dwivedi Arora stated that our Fundamental Rights are derived from the Preamble, but the need of the hour was for people to cultivate the sentiment these rights possessed. “So, apparently, the values are there in the Preamble and replicated in the Fundamental Rights. At the time of framing of the Constitution, Dr. BR Ambedkar had said that Constitutional Morality was not a natural sentiment and that it had to be cultivated. The values are your sentiments that you cultivate and you actuate it by giving effect to them when you deal with specific cases. No one can give us these rights; they are inherent in us.” Arora presented a situation wherein rights inherent in us had a conflict with statutory rights. “If there is a conflict in that, then the Constitutional Morality values will overtake the ones in the statutory rights. This is why the term ‘Morality and Constitutional Values’ is an important facet; it’s the guiding light for the manner one should conduct themselves for implementation of any rights.” Arora also highlighted the plight of migrants and said that the crisis was an indication of the failure of the institutions to imbibe the constitutional values of liberty, equality and fraternity. “Someone completely forgot that we had teeming millions who would face difficulties during the lockdown as they had very meagre resources”, she said.In this connection, she invoked Dr. Ambedkar’s statement that democracy in India was only a top-dressing on a soil which was essentially undemocratic. [Also Read] Constitutional Values Not The Same As Majoritarian Views: Justice Kurian Joseph She also stated that the the enforcement of constitutional liberties is not uniform across all sections of the society. As an example, she mentioned that for a poor person in custody, it is very difficult to secure personal liberty, due to limited access to justice. Arora concluded the webinar emphasizing the importance of dissent in preserving the democratic spirit.  “We should speak up with a loud voice and it must reach the persons who are adorning those chairs because a public outcry against unconstitutional practices is the best thing that we have in a democracy. We are missing freedom of press, so the only thing we have is our collective voice.”Watch full video : Next Storylast_img read more