24 Aug

Fortune 5 by Realistic Games

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Slots Fortune 5 by Realistic Games Fortune 5 from Realistic Games looks set to break the bank by offering the chance to win the top prize on every single feature entry. The number of Bonus symbols on a winning spin determines the starting position in the feature, whilst a unique twist allows players to move through the bonus levels by stopping on either an up arrow, down arrow or cash prize. The higher the level, the bigger the wins, up to a maximum of x250 stake. Fortune 5 from Realistic Games looks set to break the bank by offering the chance to win the top prize on every single feature entry. The number of Bonus symbols on a winning spin determines the starting position in the feature, whilst a unique twist allows players to move through the bonus levels by stopping on either an up arrow, down arrow or cash prize.  29th August 2018 | By Aaron Noy Email Address Casino & gameslast_img read more

24 Aug

NetEnt to cut head office jobs in efficiency drive

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: People People NetEnt is cutting up to 55 jobs at its Stockholm headquarters as it looks to free up resources to ramp up new game development.The casino games suplier said it is seeking to reduce staff numbers immediately at its Swedish hub, with jobs affected mainly in corporate support functions. The redundancies are likely to lead to a one-off cost of around SEK20m for the fourth quarter of the year.“By decentralizing our operations we take another step towards a new NetEnt, where customers and players are in focus,” the supplier’s chief executive Therese Hillman explained. “The new organization will have clearer responsibilities and more emphasis on value-creating initiatives.” In particular the supplier will look to allocate more resources to game production, with Hillman noting that the company would look to release up to 35 games in 2019. The announcement comes two months after Hillman revealed that the business was looking to cut costs in a bid to streamline operations and speed up development cycles. NetEnt’s offices in Sweden employed 415 people on average last year, with the majority in Stockholm. The company had a headcount of 1,002 across its offices in six countries. In its most recent quarterly filing, NetEnt said operating expenses amounted to SEK 277.2m, a year-on-year increase of 11% it explained was primarily due to more staff in Live Casino and higher depreciation. Operating profit of SEK 172m was up 11% on Q3 2017.Meanwhile, NetEnt also noted that it would incur an additional SEK5m in costs relating to the write-down of intangible assets regarding a virtual reality development project – on the same day it announced the launch of VR casino Ninja Casino Live with the no-registration operator.“Our ground-breaking exclusive virtual casinos have breathed new life into the live casino experience,” NetEnt chief product officer Henrik Fagerlund commented. “They take the offering to a new level and allow operators to maximize results by having significant input into the design and build of the product.”Dirk Camilleri, head of casino at Ninja Casino parent company Global Gaming, added that inclusion of a dedicated Swedish-speaking dealer was particularly important ahead of that market’s re-regulation next month.“Ninja Casino Live will enable us to offer a completely new, fully immersive casino experience on mobile,” Camilleri said.“We are thrilled to be the first operator to launch a dedicated Swedish blackjack table on a NetEnt exclusive casino and are very pleased with the level of customisation that will increase engagement, with Ninja Casino Live fitting perfectly into our Ninja Casino offering.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address NetEnt to cut head office jobs in efficiency drive 12th December 2018 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Tags: Online Gambling More than 50 jobs are at risk at content developer’s Stockholm headquarters as it reallocates resources to game developmentlast_img read more

12 Jul

Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) 2019 Annual Report

first_imgPadenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2019 annual report.For more information about Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Padenga Holdings Limited (PHL.zw)  2019 annual report.Company ProfilePadenga Holdings Limited is the leading supplier of crocodile skins and meat in Zimbabwe, accounting for nearly 85% of the global supply of Nile crocodile skins used for high-end luxury fashion brands. The company operates three crocodile breeding and production farms in Zimbabwe; Kariba Crocodile Farm, Ume Crocodile Farm and Nyanya Crocodile Farm. Each farm has the capacity to breed close to 15 000 hatchlings per year. Nile alligators are bred at Lone Star Alligator Farm in Texas, USA. Padenga Holdings Limited produces crocodile skin and meat products for consumption by the local market and for export to European and Asian markets. Padenga Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

5 Jul

I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks in 2020 to retire early on a rising passive income

first_img 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves owns shares in Prudential. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Prudential. 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. See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves The State Pension age is expected to rise to 67 later this decade. This means most workers will have to work longer to receive their retirement income.However, by investing in FTSE 100 stocks today, you could improve your chances of being able to retire early and beat the State Pension. The index offers a large number of opportunities that have the potential to grow your wealth and provide a passive income in older age.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…I think two companies stand out as being particularly attractive.EasyJetRecent updates from easyJet (LSE: EZJ) have confirmed this low-cost airline is still at the top of its game. Passenger numbers for the year ending 30 September 2019 increased by 8.6% to 96.1m, despite increasing competition in the European budget airline market.The company is now investing large sums of capital into increasing its route network and providing a better offering for customers. It looks as if this is the right decision for the business in the long run. EasyJet has an impressive track record of growth, and it needs to improve its customer service to stay ahead of competitors.Even though the shares have outperformed the market over the past six months, they continue to trade on a low valuation. The stock has a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of just 12.5, while its dividend yield of 3.5% suggests its total return prospects could be high.With the demand for low-cost air travel continuing to grow, now could be the time to buy easyJet. The company’s strong brand should help it stand out in a crowded field, and deliver a sustainable, growing, passive income for investors.PrudentialAnother FTSE 100 company that appears to have fantastic income credentials is Prudential (LSE: PRU).Global geopolitical worries have hit Prudential’s shares over the past 12 months but, despite investor concerns, the company’s prospects have continued to improve.To help cement its position as one of Asia’s most prominent financial companies, Prudential recently agreed on a 20-year exclusive bancassurance partnership with Southeast Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank in Vietnam. The firm has also signed an agreement to become the preferred life insurance provider to BRG Group Joint Stock Company in Vietnam, which has around 10m customers.These efforts show Prudential is focusing on long term growth. As such, now could be an excellent time to snap a piece of this business at a discounted price.The stock has a P/E ratio of 9.9, with a dividend yield of 2.8% at the time of writing. These metrics indicate the company’s shares could offer a wide margin of safety vs other FTSE 100 stocks at current levels.With a long track record of dividend growth, this looks to be an excellent passive income investment that could give you a steady, growing income for many years in retirement. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!center_img Enter Your Email Address 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. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Image source: Getty Images. I’d buy these 2 FTSE 100 stocks in 2020 to retire early on a rising passive income “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Rupert Hargreaves | Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 | More on: EZJ PRU last_img read more

18 Jun

Life as a Pro – Behind the scenes with four professional rugby players

first_imgThursday Sep 30, 2010 Life as a Pro – Behind the scenes with four professional rugby players This is something a little different as the IRBs Total Rugby show have made this mini documentary feature that examines life as a professional rugby player, through the eyes of four guys from different parts of the world. All of the players are forwards, with three being from the front row and one a loose forward. They are Ceri Jones of Harlequins, Michael Reid of North Harbour, Ronnie Uys of the Pumas, and John Muldoon of Connacht. With the exception perhaps of Jones at Harlequins, all of them come from sides that are not renowned powerhouses in their respective leagues. The countries at hand all have a great love and passion for the game of rugby though, so to be paid to play is the ultimate goal for most aspiring young players. As you will see however, the position brings with it some realities that make the job more than just a stroll in the park. Salaries, gym, diet, travel, and disappointing crowds are topics that are covered as we get a glimpse into the life of these four players who have made rugby their livelihood. What happens after theyre forced to retire? Time will tell as for some who have been around a while, now is the time to plan ahead for the dreaded life after rugby. Its an interesting look at aspects of the job that we perhaps dont often think about as fans. We often judge players all too quickly based on incidents that happen in the heat of the moment, dehumanising them with little regard for what goes on before or after the match or incident in question. There is the good with the bad though, as with most sports, rugby is a great leveller. On a sidenote, for those Connacht fans who were anxiously hoping to see a clip of Fionn Carrs try against Glasgow, its included in this piece as they cover a few short match highlights. If you have twenty minutes to spare, have a watch as it makes for pretty interesting viewing.  Time: 20:37 Note: With thanks to the IRB’s Total Rugby ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Training Related Articles 115 WEEKS AGO Carlin Isles gym footage shows fascinating… 241 WEEKS AGO Box Jump Guide – Do Them Right To Develop… 242 WEEKS AGO Special Strength Training for Rugby – Why,… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing 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 MarryNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyThe 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. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

18 Jun

Top 5 Tackles from the Top 14 – Round 3

first_imgMonday Sep 5, 2016 Top 5 Tackles from the Top 14 – Round 3 After another weekend of Top 14 action in France, here is a quick look at five of the best tackles that took place across the country. The video features four hits and an ankle-tap. The best thing about this short compilation is that all the impacts are legal, showing that with the correct technique and timing, you can still dominate and drive back the opposition in a tackle.As for the ankle-tap by Jules Plisson, great commitment and no doubt a trysaving effort.If you spotted anything else that you think we should feature from the Top 14 or elsewhere this past weekend, get in touch via email or drop us a tweet at @rugbydumpcredit: top 14 officielADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

16 Jun

Failed dot com furniture not so attractive

first_imgFailed dot com furniture not so attractive Staff from failed dot coms might be attractive recruits to some charities, but some failed dot coms in the USA can’t even give away their office furniture to charity.Staff from failed dot coms might be attractive recruits to some charities, but some failed dot coms in the USA can’t even give away their office furniture to charity.Not surprisingly, executive desks don’t sell well at charity shops, but that has come as a surprise to some of the failed dot coms. Advertisement Read Charities can’t afford dot-com office castoffs by LA Chung at Mercury News. Howard Lake | 8 April 2001 | News  12 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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.last_img read more

15 Jun

Extreme wealth, extreme poverty

first_imgTo greet the super-rich, now meeting in Davos, Switzerland, anti-poverty analysts from Oxfam — who challenge capitalism’s symptoms without challenging the disease — have issued a new report on wealth inequality.Back in the Cold War, when every aspect of capitalist culture exuded anti-communism, it was constantly drummed into the U.S. working class that “Karl Marx was wrong: The workers are becoming middle class.”Presidential candidates still talk about the middle class. But the Oxfam report shows this phrase is empty: “In 2015, just 62 individuals had the same wealth as 3.6 billion people — the bottom half of humanity. This figure is down from 388 individuals as recently as 2010.”That’s quite a concentration of wealth. Indeed, these few super-rich amassed even more riches. An Oxfam illustration shows that while in 2010 they would have needed a giant airliner to travel together, now they can all fit in a bus. Not that any of them would ever travel in a bus, without servants, aides, secretaries and bodyguards.What is worse, the 3.6 billion people at the bottom got even poorer. And that’s despite the fact that several hundred million Chinese workers rose out of real poverty in that time.Now let’s examine Oxfam’s report from another angle: “The richest 1 percent now have more wealth than the rest of the world combined.”This level of wealth concentration arrived a year earlier than Oxfam had predicted. It has brought greater instability and erosion of support for the system of capitalism. It means that even for those with a few possessions, life is precarious. And Oxfam shows that even in the imperialist countries, so-called “middle class” workers are losing out:“One of the key trends underlying this huge concentration of wealth and incomes is the increasing return to capital versus labor. In almost all rich countries and in most developing countries, the share of national income going to workers has been falling.”Oxfam emphasizes that low-wage workers, disproportionately women, are losing the most. In the U.S., there is no doubt workers of color also lose the most.To summarize: A strong worldwide trend shows this system is concentrating greater wealth in fewer hands while impoverishing billions and grinding down those who sell their labor — leading to growing instability, even in imperialist countries like the United States.Oxfam’s leaders think the solution is to call for stricter enforcement of tax laws. But they have little hope it will happen, since the super-rich own the governments. Oxfam, like a preacher, can rage at greed and corruption, but the fault lies not in “sin,” but in the motivating force of the capitalist system itself: The goal of production is not to raise the living standards of the people, but to increase the profits of those who claim ownership over this vast, socially integrated economic system.To reverse the growing inequality, to eliminate poverty, to transform the great wealth now being created into the property of the people, we must replace capitalism with socialism. We must build the fighting party with this goal. Solidarity between the working class and the most oppressed is the essential ingredient in winning this struggle. Unity can be built only by putting first the interests of those most pushed down by this vicious system. We must start yesterday.It is the only way forward.The Oxfam briefing paper, “An Economy for the 1%,” is at tinyurl.com/hfmylx9.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

15 Jun

Statement to L.A. women’s march: ‘Featuring a pro-Zionist celebrity destroys progressive unity — so we’re out’

first_imgThe following joint statement from the International Action Center and Workers World Party in Los Angeles was issued concerning the women’s march there on Jan. 20.In Los Angeles, Workers World Party and the International Action Center, in solidarity with Palestinian organizations here and the established and growing boycott of the event, will not be attending the Jan. 20 Women’s March. The two organizations will, however, be attending women’s marches in other areas around the country.Here in Los Angeles, march organizers chose to invite Scarlett Johansson as a featured speaker. Given the escalation of attacks on the Palestinian people — from the planned moving of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, to the added child abuse with the state of Israel imprisoning of 16-year-old Ahed Tamimi (recently denied bail), and the dangerous escalation of violence against Palestinians encouraged by the Trump administration — it is a direct slap in the face to Palestinian people and especially Palestinian women, in addition to anyone who believes in basic human rights, to feature a pro-Zionist speaker who in reality acts as a spokesperson for the racist, apartheid, occupying state of Israel.Johansson, disregarding protest, continued to be the face of the advertising campaign of SodaStream, which produced its product in an illegal settlement built on land stolen from Palestinians in the West Bank. The humanitarian group Oxfam forced Johansson to step down after she had been working with the charity for eight years, due to her commitment to SodaStream. In addition, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Johansson for her stance against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement’s campaign for Palestinian rights.For this reason, Al-Awda, the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, and PAWA, the Palestinian American Women’s Association, have chosen to boycott this year’s women’s march in Los Angeles, since it obviously does not reflect the concerns of marginalized or oppressed women, especially in regards to Palestinian women.It is unfortunate that we will be unable to do outreach during the march to most of the attendees, who will be there for the right reasons. However, it is more important to stand with those who are targeted by a specific oppression and take their lead, especially when it has the chance to expose and reject reactionary actions that discourage unity.The actions of the organizers — inviting a celebrity with wide reach and who supports Israel’s oppression — is most disunifying to the women’s movement. Any movement that denies the most oppressed is a fractured movement, and must be challenged.We remain forever in solidarity with Palestine, along with the many progressive women, LGBTQ, Black, Brown, Asian, white and Jewish voices against U.S. imperialism, the apartheid state of Israel and racism.Sincerely,Rebecka Jackson, Workers World PartyMaggie Vascassenno, International Action CenterFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

15 Jun

Florida bridge collapse: Did builder put profits before safety?

first_imgA pedestrian bridge under construction over a seven-lane highway leading to Florida International University collapsed March 15, killing six people and injuring 10 in a mass of crushed cars, steel and concrete.The 950-ton span was being built under a new construction protocol called “Accelerated Bridge Construction.” Its intent is to speed up construction and reduce traffic interruptions by building bridges off-site, in this case by the side of the road running past FIU, and then rotating them into place. This last step occurred March 10 during a six-hour period.According to the university’s website, the bridge was designed to weather a Category-5 hurricane and last 100 years.A March 10 press release celebrated the bridge’s completion.Atorod Azizinamini, chair of FIU’s ­Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and director of its Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center, stated: “This project is an outstanding example of the ABC ­method. Building the major element of the bridge — its main span superstructure — outside of the traveled way and away from busy Eighth Street is a milestone.”The Federal Highway Administration lauds ABC technology as a “timely innovation,” especially when “approximately 25 percent of our nation’s aging bridges need repair or replacement and our highways are already congested without the added strain of road closures.” (fhwa.dot.gov/bridge)Given the pressing need to replace hundreds of bridges and other decaying infrastructure in the U.S., there is tremendous interest in ABC, which has been widely used in Europe. Not only does it save time and avoid rerouting traffic during construction, but it saves big bucks.Safety first?Like anything else, however, ABC bridge construction methods must be used carefully and to precise specifications, with consideration of safety put ahead of convenience and saving money.The reasons for the collapse of the FIU bridge are probably going to take a long time to discover and likely involve multiple factors. Both Architecture News and the NBC affiliate in Miami have pointed out three serious errors known so far.A meeting held by the engineering firm Figg Bridge Engineers with representatives from FIU and the Florida Department of Transportation accepted Figg’s assertion that cracks appearing in the bridge “did not compromise the structural integrity of the bridge,” even though Figg did not explain why the cracks appeared.Work on tightening some internal cables in the bridge that had loosened, as well as a “dangerous” stress test, went on while traffic was allowed to flow under the bridge.No temporary support structures were in place under the bridge, which would have helped prevent an abrupt failure like the one that occurred. But they would have cost money and interfered with traffic while being installed and removed.“Innovations take a design firm into an area where they don’t have applicable experience, and then we have another unexpected failure on our hands,” said ­Robert Bea, an engineering and construction management professor at the University of California, Berkeley, after reviewing the bridge’s design and photos of the collapse. (canada.constructconnect.com, March 16)In this era of deregulation, cutbacks and austerity, saving time and money might seem a worthwhile objective, but not when it comes to the safety and lives of pedestrians, drivers and workers.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more