Sky Bet and BetEasy push revenue up at Stars Group in Q1

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Poker Sky Bet and BetEasy push revenue up at Stars Group in Q1 Casino & games Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gambling The Stars Group (TSG) has put a 47.7% year-on-year increase in revenue during the first quarter primarily down to the continuing impact of acquired assets Sky Betting & Gaming and BetEasy.Group revenue for the three months through to March 31, 2019 amounted to $580.4m (£451.0m/€519.0m), up from $392.9m in the same period last year.UK revenue from the Sky Bet business, which TSG acquired in July last year, was responsible for $179.1m of total revenue. The majority of this was from gaming ($90.3m), while $74.5m was generated via sports betting on Sky Bet’s various digital platforms.TSG’s Australian revenue rocketed by 458.9% year-on-year to $62.2m, due to the acquisition of BetEasy. The brand re-launched in July last year when the TSG CrownBet business merged with William Hill Australia under the BetEasy name.However, it was not as positive for the TSG international business, with revenue falling by 10.8% from $381.8m in Q1 of 2018 to $340.6m this year, with declines across all verticals except betting.Poker revenue fell 12.9% to $214.1, as expected, due to fluctuations in foreign exchange, while gaming slipped 7.3% to $98.9m for the same reason.In contrast, betting revenue increased 20.2% to $20.0m as a result of an increase in stakes and customer engagement, driven by new markets and certain product launches.Certain costs were also up in the first quarter, with total adjusting items climbing from $21.9m to $24.5m. Depreciation and amortisation also hiked from $74.4m in Q1 of 2018 to $109.3m, while income tax jumped from $1.4m to $7.8m.Gross profit excluding depreciation and amortisation totalled $417.8m, up 33.6% on $312.6m last year, while adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation increased 11.6% to $195.6m.However, operating income slipped 46.0% from $113.9m to $61.5m, while net earnings fell 62.8% to $27.7m and adjusted net earnings also dropped 23.9% to $105.6m.Reflecting on the first-quarter performance, TSG CEO Rafi Ashkenazi said the operator delivered on key components of its 2019 objectives, adding that the business sees further growth opportunities across a number of markets.“We continued to see growth in most markets in our international segment on a constant currency basis during the quarter, despite challenging operational conditions, the cessation of operations in certain markets and foreign exchange headwinds having a significant impact on our reported results as compared to the first quarter in 2018,” he said.“Our UK segment continues to exceed our expectations operationally with record levels of new depositing customers and an acceleration of growth in QAUs, stakes and gaming revenue, although this performance was masked in the reported results by a record low betting net win margin of 5%.“In Australia, we are pleased with our performance and continue to build our platform for market share gains.”Ashkenazi also highlighted the recent link-up with Fox Sports in the US as a key part of the operator’s growth strategy. Last week, the two parties revealed that they are to launch a new sports betting service in the US, with two products set to go live this autumn.“As we continue to lay the foundations to deliver sustainable long-term growth across the group, we are also now focused on positioning our new Fox Bet brand as a market leader in the US,” he said.“Our leading positions in attractive markets, strong brands, technology and operating expertise have been bolstered by the new partnership with Fox Sports and positions us well for long-term growth.”center_img 15th May 2019 | By contenteditor The Stars Group (TSG) has put a 47.7% year-on-year increase in revenue during the first quarter primarily down to the continuing impact of acquired assets Sky Betting & Gaming and BetEasy. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

UK Tote Group names Williamson as new chairman

first_img28th August 2020 | By contenteditor The UK Tote Group has announced the appointment of John Williamson as its non-executive chairman, with effect from 1 September. Williamson will bring significant international business and financial expertise to the organisation, with the group saying the appointment will support its ongoing growth plans. Since 2018, Williamson has served as the chairman and managing partner of Generations Limited, which provides bespoke consulting and management services for family offices, entrepreneurs and executives. Prior to this, he was senior managing director of private investment company Search Investment Group, having also spent time as managing director and head of infrastructure and operational risk for Asia at Morgan Stanley. Aside from this, Williamson is an independent non-executive director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) exchange group, where he also chairs the board risk committee and is a member of the board executive, audit, corporate social responsibility, remuneration and statutory risk management committees. “I am a keen race-goer and have long admired the outstanding work of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, running two world-class racecourses, and operating the world’s largest sports wagering business,” Williamson said. “My dual enthusiasm for racing and business, alongside being able to provide an international perspective will, I hope, be of considerable value to the UK Tote Group team and to British horseracing.” UK Tote Group chief executive Alex Frost said Williamson’s experience in and knowledge of the Asian market will support the organisation’s wider growth plans in the region. “John’s broad international experience in global finance and business, his track record in guiding international brands and operations, notably more than a decade on the board of Asia’s leading stock exchange, HKEX,” Frost said. “His extensive experience in Asia, in particular, will support our ambitious programme to expand our partnerships with other global pool betting organisations around the world, a cornerstone of our growth strategy for the Tote.” Topics: People Sports betting Strategy Regions: UK & Ireland The UK Tote Group has announced the appointment of John Williamson as its non-executive chairman, with effect from 1 September. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwittercenter_img People UK Tote Group names Williamson as new chairman Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

The important role vaccines may play in helping keep children and…

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSVaccines Previous articleFood for Thought: Cooking for Your HeartNext articleHow volunteers are making a difference for animal welfare Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR National Infant Immunization Week begins todayEvery one of the nearly 12,000 babies born in the United States each day may be susceptible to infectious diseases. The good news is that vaccines can help protect children from some of these diseases.As National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) begins, it is timely to remember the role that vaccinations can play in helping to prevent certain diseases among infants. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that routine vaccination of the nearly 4 million babies born in the US each year may help to prevent about 20 million cases of diseases that they could develop over their lifetime. In fact, over time, successful vaccination campaigns have contributed to the near elimination or elimination of some diseases in the U.S., like polio.Vaccination is considered to be one of the greatest public health achievements since 1900. NIIW, which is held April 22 – 29 this year, highlights the importance of helping to protect infants from diseases for which there are vaccines and celebrates the achievements of vaccination programs in helping to promote healthy communities.“Today vaccines can help to protect against 14 diseases before age two,” explains Eddy Bresnitz, M.D., M.S., Executive Director, Merck Vaccines Global Health & Medical Affairs. “Failure to vaccinate may mean putting your children at risk for potentially serious diseases.”“In the U.S., most young children receive many of the recommended vaccines, but there is room to improve vaccination rates among all groups, including adolescents and adults,” says Bresnitz.In fact, the CDC has specifically recommended vaccination schedules that cover children, adolescents, and adults. Talk to your healthcare provider about vaccines that may be recommended for you and your loved ones, and visit www.vaccinesandyou.com to learn more. Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here The Anatomy of Fear Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Terry Pratchett pledges $1 million to Alzheimer’s Research Trust

first_img Terry Pratchett. Copyright: Robin Matthews Best-selling author Terry Pratchett has this morning pledged $1 million to the Alzheimer’s Research Trust to help the UK charity find a cure for the disease with which he was diagnosed in December 2007.Speaking at the charity’s ninth Annual Network Conference in Bristol this morning, the Discworld author described the frustration he felt after learning he had a rare version of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, and the extreme lengths he would go to in order to beat the disease.“Part of me lives in a world of new age remedies and science”, he said, “and some of the science is a little like voodoo, but science was never an exact science, and personally I’d eat the arse out of a dead mole if it offered a fighting chance.”He committed himself to raising awareness of dementia and the urgent need for more research, saying: “I intend to scream and harangue while there is time.”The Alzheimer’s Research Trust contrasts the fact that, for every person with Alzheimer’s, £11 is spent each year on UK research compared with £289 for each cancer patient, even though similar numbers of people are affected.www.alzheimers-research.org.uk Howard Lake | 13 March 2008 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Celebrity Major giftcenter_img Terry Pratchett pledges $1 million to Alzheimer’s Research Trust 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.  31 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

A conversation with Che Guevara

first_imgWorkers World, Vol. 9, No. 21, October 20, 1967Since the article below was written, Premier Fidel Castro has declared his belief that it is really true – Che Guevara is dead.We dip our flag and join with all true revolutionaries in mourning him. He was unique, but the youth that admired him so much will now try still harder to acquire his unconquerable spirit.* * *The night before Che Guevara left the United States for the last time, he met with a little band of progressive writers and supporters of Cuba. And he talked until past midnight about guerrilla fighters and the world revolution.Now, according to his enemies, he is dead. If so, the revolution has lost a great leader, as even the counter-revolution, for its own reasons, is quick to admit.We who met with him on the night of December 16, 1964, did not have the opportunity to serve with him in guerrilla battles or in political struggles. But we saw him in a rare moment of relaxation – a socialist man in a capitalist world, conversing with comrades and sympathizers about the struggle and about its demands on the individual.He talked, not like the “romantic” the imperialist press makes him out to be – not with the “charisma” that is supposed by reactionaries to set off the “born” leader from his followers by some unbridgeable gulf of the personality. He talked more like a man tired of the phony politicians he had been with all the preceding week at the UN, but with enough enthusiasm to the questions about the present struggle and future struggles for power.Sitting on the floor in the parlor of the Cuban Mission to the United Nations on 63rd Street in New York, he spoke to the eight or nine of us about Black Freedom in the U.S., problems of production in Cuba, liberation of Puerto Rico and the U.S. blockade of his country.We were seated around him in a semi-circle of three or four chairs and a sofa between. Sitting on the floor probably more to put us at our ease than for any other reason, he smoked his inevitable cigar (having already passed out Havana specials to all of us).Mae Mallory, the Black Liberation fighter and associate of Rob Williams, was there. So was Deirdre Griswold, editor of the Partisan, Leroi Jones, the dramatist and Black Freedom fighter; Dixie Bayo, president of the New York Chapter of Movement for Puerto Rican Independence (MPI); and James Aronsen, then editor of the National Guardian and two or three others.Che was as handsome as his pictures and informally witty as he was reputed to be.“A revolutionist has to be a little ‘loco,’” he told us with a sympathetic smile, when someone asked him what were the human qualifications necessary to create a movement to destroy capitalist oppression.He described some of Fidel’s and his own experiences, and turning modesty into humor, he explained their heroic facing of such tremendous odds by using the ruling class’ own characterization of revolutionaries as “crazy.”You would never have known by anything in his manner that he was the author of the book “Guerrilla Warfare” – and more significantly a great practitioner of its lessons. Several of us remarked afterwards on the total absence of build-up and pomp and “greatness” that every big shot in the capitalist world surrounds himself with on such occasions.He was a surprisingly shortish man and didn’t at all have the “commanding presence” that great leaders are supposed to have, and his humor, although disarming, was not especially dazzling. Nor did he speak with an air of special wisdom or was he over-conscious of his position. He seemed like a man who would find it absolutely impossible to pontificate about anything at all – including that which had the most right to speak authoritatively about – guerrilla warfare.He was just as serious about the number of eggs produced in Cuba as he was about the possibilities for world revolution. At that time, there was a great deal of talk about rationing of food in Havana. And with many of the statistics at his finger-tips, he made the fundamental point that for the great masses of Cuba, rationing was a tremendous step forward, because formerly they had had practically nothing and now were being fed, while the former middle class had to wait.He talked about the struggle for Puerto Rican liberation – when he was asked about it – and the fight for Black Freedom in the U.S. He was an internationalist through and through, and regarded Cuba as only the opening shot in the revolution of the Western Hemisphere.Contrary to capitalist press reports about his being a ladies’ man, he showed not the slightest trace of “Latin gallantry” to the young women in the audience, and in fact treated them as comrades, warmly and with exactly the same enthusiasm as he did the men. This was something we all felt was deep in his character and could not have been put on for the occasion.If his is indeed dead, it is a great and sorrowful loss. But not at all of the kind of loss the Bolivian Government and world imperialism is making it out to be, with their slanderous allegation that he said, “I have failed,” just before he died.No one felt any more strongly than Che Guevara himself that he could not fail, and that the socialist revolution was inevitable. By the same token, Che also was one of the foremost among those brave spirits throughout the ages who have taken to arms against oppression, who have sounded the clarion call to struggle for a better world. He felt deeply that “he who wills the end must will the means thereof.” And his advocacy of armed struggle, like his example of laying his own life on the line, shall not perish will him.Guevara would be the very first person to say, “There are many Che Guevaras.” And legendary as are his deeds and exemplary as his personality was, if he died fighting Yankee imperialism in Bolivia, he could have had no better death.And if he died, he must have died secure in the knowledge that the best youth in the world will try their utmost to imitate the actions of his life.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Directions awaited from DPP

first_imgAdvertisement Email NewsLocal NewsDirections awaited from DPPBy admin – January 24, 2012 616 THE DIRECTIONS of the DPP are awaited on a man charged with the alleged possession of a .22 Anschutz rifle, one round on ammunition and €25,000 worth of ecstasy tablets.21-year-old Gary Curtin, with an address at Railway House, Old Cork Road, is accused of the offences contrary to section 27A of the Firearms act 1965 and sections 15 and 3 of the misuse of drugs act at Spitland, Old Cork Road, on dates between June 10 and 14, 2011.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleCertainty sought on future of Shannon AirportNext articleLimerick foodies called to the @foodieforum admin Linkedin Twitter Print The matter was adjourned until February 29.last_img read more

“My Values Are Not In Consonance With The Current Functioning Of EC”: Election Commission’s Panel Counsel At Supreme Court Resigns

first_imgNews Updates”My Values Are Not In Consonance With The Current Functioning Of EC”: Election Commission’s Panel Counsel At Supreme Court Resigns LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK7 May 2021 1:42 AMShare This – xStating that his current values are not in consonance with the manner in which the Election Commission of India is functioning, its panel counsel in the Supreme Court, Mohit D. Ram, has tendered his resignation. “It was an honour to represent the Election Commission of India (ECI). I had a cherishing milestone of my career, in the journey which began with being part of the office of Standing Counsel of ECI and progressed as one of the panel counsels of ECI (since 2013). However, I have found that my values are not in consonance with the current functioning of the ECI; and hence I withdraw myself from the responsibilities of its panel counsel before the Supreme Court of India,” Mohit D. Ram said in his resignation letter. In related news, the Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed the plea made by the Election Commission of India to restrain media from reporting the oral remarks of judges. Read related reports: ‘Citizens Have Right To Know What Transpires In Judicial Proceedings’ : Supreme Court Upholds Media’s Freedom To Report Court HearingsNo Question Of Expunging Judges’ Oral Remarks Which Are Not Part Of Judicial Record : Supreme Court In ECI CaseReal Time Reporting Of Court Hearing In Social Media Not A Cause Of Apprehension; A Virtual Extension Of ‘Open Court’ : Supreme Court Click Here To Read/ Download LetterTags#Election Commission of India (ECI) #Supreme Court Next Storylast_img read more

Trial of teenager accused of rape in Donegal, continued today

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Google+ WhatsApp Trial of teenager accused of rape in Donegal, continued today Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Pinterest By News Highland – July 4, 2018 Facebook Facebook Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleIrish Open Pro Am Reaction – Shane O’Donoghue & Andy RobertsonNext articleMichael Murphy says Donegal players focused fully on pitch matters News Highland The trial of a teenager accused of raping a 16-year-old girl in Co Donegal has continued in legal argument today in the absence of the jury.The accused, now aged 19, has denied one charge of rape and one of sexually assaulting the girl on March 18, 2016 after they met in a takeaway in a town in County Donegal.The court heard previously that the girl met the accused, who cannot be named for legal reasons, sometime around midnight following St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the town.She told counsel for the State that she knew him from school and they had kissed three months earlier.She said she had been out with her friends that evening and had drunk up to five vodka and lemonades, two Green Diesel drinks and a shot of sambuca.She said the accused suggested they go for a walk and that when they went behind a nearby building in the town he sexually assaulted and raped her.The court heard that she sent a number of texts to her friend during a break in the alleged incident, including messages saying “help help please” and “there’s blood all over my hands.”Evidence before the jury is expected to resume at the Central Criminal Court tomorrow afternoon. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Troy Pilot Club takes message to streets

first_imgLatest Stories By The Penny Hoarder Troy Pilot Club takes message to streets Email the author Print Article Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Book Nook to reopen Next UpBrain awareness is the primary focus of the Troy Pilot Club’s programming.Each year, the club members go into the schools – city, county and private – with its Brain Minders program.“We teach the children to ‘Play Safe and Play Smart,” said Mary Wadowick, chair of the club’s child safety program. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 10:23 pm Thursday, May 7, 2009 “We teach kindergarten students basic safety skills. Then, we see them again as second graders and talk to them about brain awareness. We tell them how to keep their brains safe around the pool, on boats and while riding in cars and on horses. We also talk to them about gun safety. We want them not to do ridiculous things where they could get their heads banged around.”On May 2, the Pilot Club took its brain safety message to the streets.At the request of the Troy Pilot Club, Michael O’Hara and Ben Crawley of the Troy Police Department conducted a bicycle safety clinic for the Littles of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Troy.“We have offered the bike clinic before and decided that it would be a good idea to do it again,” Wadowick said.center_img About 90,000 children a year suffer traumatic brain injuries.Most of these injuries could have been prevented if the children had been wearing helmets.That’s the message that the Troy Pilot Clubs is dedicated to conveying to the children of Pike County. By Jaine Treadwell Sponsored Content The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… “Officer Ken Andress is a member of the Big Brothers Big Sister board and he was instrumental in our getting involved again.”The bike clinic was conducted at the Troy Sportsplex and “Littles,” kindergarten through fifth grade, were invited to attend.The purpose of the bicycle clinic was to teach the children bicycle safety, especially, as it relates to keeping one’s brain safe.“At the beginning of the clinic, the officers taught the children about the different parts of a bicycles and how to take care of their bikes,” Wadowick said.“The Pilot Club provided a pizza lunch for the children and adults and, after lunch, the children participated in the bicycle clinic where they were taught to give turn signals and stop quickly but safely.”Their biking skills were tested for speed and agility on the obstacle course the officers had designed.“Each of the Littles who completed the course received a bicycle driver’s license, showing that they know bicycle safety and the importance of wearing a helmet when riding a bike,” Wadowick said.“We had 15 children who completed the clinic and each child received a bicycle helmet.”Wadowick expressed appreciation to O’Hara and Crawley for conducting the clinic and to Melinda Conner, Bigs activities director, for their participation in the clinic.“Although the children participated in the clinic and know the safety rules, it’s still important for parents to make sure that their children ride safely and that means riding bicycles, skateboards or skates with a helmet,” Wadowick said. “We remind our children to brush their teeth, say their prayers and it’s most important that they ride safely and that’s with a helmet. They need to be reminded of that, too.”Conner said the Littles really enjoyed the clinic and learned a lot about bicycle safety.“The Pilot Club offered this opportunity to our Littles and we really appreciate it and the Troy police officers who conducted the clinic for us,” Conner said.“We want our Littles to know how to protect themselves against brain injury. Our Bigs talk with them about what they need to do to keep safe. They always encourage our Littles to wear helmets when they ride. But having police officers talk to them about bicycle safety made a real impression on them.” Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration You Might Like City begins hospital ownership process The city of Troy’s Health Care Authority took its first order of business Wednesday, as it voted to begin the… read more Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe 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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Prep Sports Roundup: 10/29

first_img Written by Tags: Roundup FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail2-A State Volleyball Tournament QuarterfinalsRICHFIELD, Utah-The North Summit Braves overpowered Kanab 3-0 Thursday in the 2-A state volleyball quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. The Braves prevailed 25-21, 25-15 and 25-14 to obtain the straight sets victory. North Summit next faces Duchesne Friday at 12:00 pm in the state semifinals. Kanab next faces Layton Christian Friday at 10:00 am in the consolation bracket.RICHFIELD, Utah-The Duchesne Eagles surged past Layton Christian 3-0 in the 2-A state volleyball quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center Thursday. Duchesne prevailed 25-15, 25-14 and 25-13 to win the battle of the Eagles.RICHFIELD, Utah-The Enterprise Wolves downed Gunnison Valley 3-1 Thursday in the 2-A state volleyball quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center. The Wolves prevailed 21-25, 25-19, 26-24 and 25-19 to best the Bulldogs. Enterprise next faces Millard in the state semifinals Friday at 12:00 pm. Gunnison Valley next draws Altamont in the consolation bracket Friday at 10:00 am.RICHFIELD, Utah-The Millard Eagles downed Altamont 3-0 in the 2-A state volleyball quarterfinals at the Sevier Valley Center Thursday. The Eagles prevailed 25-19, 25-17 and 25-21 to down the Longhorns. October 29, 2020 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 10/29 Brad Jameslast_img read more