“We see the way the industry is trending with respect to new forms of technology and sports-gaming,” SRX co-founder Sandy Montag said. Sports betting North American motorsport series Superstar Racing Experience (SRX) has signed up Genius Sports to become its exclusive data partnership ahead of its inaugural season. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter SRX is expected to launch its inaugural season in June 2021 with six races scheduled for broadcast on CBS Television Network, and is expected to feature prominent drivers, including NASCAR Hall of Famer Tony Stewart. Regions: US 1st February 2021 | By Richard Mulligan Tags: Genius Sports Group Data Motorsport Genius Sports signs with new US motorsport series SRX Topics: Sports betting Read the full story on iGB North America. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Genius will utilise SRX’s official data feed to power a wide range of in-play betting markets, as the series seeks to launch its first official betting platform. Email Address
Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Automatic Systems Ltd (ASL.mu) 2017 abridged results.Company ProfileAutomatic Systems Limited operates a totalisator system for horse racing and football betting. The company runs its operations through is two subsidiaries, Supertote which deals with the horse racing bets and Superscore which deals with the football bets. Automatic System Limited organises this betting platform for the horse racing in liaison with the Mauritius Turf Club in Mauritius. The company also runs this betting platform for soccer in Africa. Automatic Systems Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
TAGS: Highlight The British & Irish Lions’ tour to New Zealand is less than 12 months away but who will be coaching the team that have the job of trying to emulate Carwyn James’ greats of 1971? Now the summer tours are done, the names of potential British & Irish Lions coaching combinations are being flung around like confetti, so what could the management team for next year’s trip to New Zealand look like? The Lions are intending to name it at the end of the summer, but as that has barely started, they have a bit of wriggle room.Last time, in 2013 to Australia, the tour was managed by former Scotland full-back Andy Irvine with Warren Gatland the main man as head coach. Rob Howley was in charge of attack, Graham Rowntree the forwards, Andy Farrell defence and Neil Jenkins kicking. And a pretty good job they did.The tour manager is already in place and at least he knows how to win in New Zealand. Ex-England centre John Spencer, part of the 1971 Lions squad without playing a Test match, has already been installed in the logistical and ceremonial role but experience of winning down there is pretty thin on the ground elsewhere.Eddie Jones this week distanced himself from the role of head coach, yet again, and Gatland has already been made favourite to be head honcho by Lions’ chief executive John Feehan. In January Feehan also name-checked Stuart Lancaster, out-coached by Gatland in the World Cup, and linked with most coaching posts these days on both sides of the equator. But pundits have been throwing some more names into the ring.Lion’s roar: Martin Johnson (left) would bring a formidable presence to the tour. (Photo: Getty Images)Ben Kay, a Lion in 2005, wants a Joe Schmidt/Martin Johnson dream ticket; Keith Wood, a double Lion, wants Jones and Gatland, but that seems a non-runner; whilst Clive Rowlands, manager of the 1989 tour to Australia, has championed Dai Young and Gregor Townsend for some involvement.The appointment of the head coach is the key though – then he can pick the men he wants to pick the brains of, as Gatland did with Farrell, and blokes he gets on with or thinks he can. Or we can pick them for him, like we have done below.Head coachGatland has been given the green light by the Welsh Rugby Union to have time off on Lions duty ahead of and during the tour, he was an assistant in 2009 in South Africa and won the series in Australia in 2013. He has copped his fair share of flak since the Wales tour to New Zealand but he ticks all the boxes of seemingly wanting to do it, being experienced and definitely being available. The former Kiwi hooker would see his stock in his homeland go through the roof if he fashioned another win and it would probably give him a leg-up to the All Blacks job sometime.Marked man: Could Mark McCall, coach of the European champions, do the job? (Photo: Getty Images)Schmidt is a contender but his international contract does not have a release clause at the moment and his future with Ireland is uncertain because of family issues, whilst Vern Cotter is a long-shot after a disappointing Six Nations with Scotland. If the Lions went really left field they could go for a successful club boss who is not scared of big names – Connacht’s Pat Lam or Mark McCall from Saracens, anyone?Odds: Gatland 1/2, Schmidt 5/2, Jones 6/1, Cotter 14/1 I’ll drink to that: Warren Gatland toasts the 2013 Lions tour win. (Photo: Inpho) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Dream teamWarren Gatland (head coach); Gregor Townsend (attack), Shaun Edwards (defence), Steve Borthwick and Dai Young (forwards), Jonny Wilkinson (kicking). Assistant coachesI wouldn’t mind seeing Johnson involved somewhere just for his presence, but he has been out of the game for too long to be an assistant, although he could be a sounding board for the head man. In attack Gregor Townsend, a winning Lion in 1997, deserves a crack. It takes something special to break down the All Blacks and Townsend could just supply it. He won the Pro12 with Glasgow in 2015 and if any player questions him he can show them the video of the ‘Toonie Flip’that set up a Gavin Hastings try in Scotland’s 23-21 win over France in Paris in 1995.Attacking option: Former Lions player Gregor Townsend fits the bill for 2017. (Photo: Getty Images)Howley still has claims, Schmidt could even do the job as a number two or Glen Ella, who went down a storm on England’s tour to Australia, might fancy a few weeks in New Zealand.Farrell, a veteran of 2013 when Gatland gave him the nod over Shaun Edwards, is back in the international game after England’s World Cup collapse, as defence coach of Ireland, and must still be rated to get a gig with the Lions. Edwards is a winner and has stated he wants another Lions tour and you can’t see him stuffing up if he gets the job.Paul Gustard did wonders with England’s defence in the Six Nations but Jones recently said England had conceded too many tries against Australia – they leaked ten in three Tests – despite the heroics in Melbourne, and I reckon Jones wouldn’t mind another tour with Gustard in Argentina with England’s non-Lions. It’s Edwards for me this time.Up-front, Steve Borthwick gets a ticket to New Zealand – imagine all the lineout videos he could study in nearly 30 hours in a business class seat. He shone with Japan at the World Cup, has done the same with England and I wouldn’t mind seeing Young helping out the forwards with him.Young knows a thing or two about Lions tours. The former Welsh prop is the only man to go on trips with Britain’s best in three separate decades – 1989, 1997 and 2001 – so he knows what it is all about, he loves a scrum and although some details, such as his Wasps duties, would have to be sorted – likewise with Townsend and Glasgow – he wouldn’t mind getting his hands dirty.Best man: Is there a more qualified kicking coach than Jonny Wilkinson? (Photo: Inpho)Jenkins had worked with Leigh Halfpenny, with Wales, ahead of his 2013 tour of duty and both did a great job but what about if Jonny Wilkinson was on the training paddock every day? Wilkinson has popped in and out of England camp since Jones arrived and done plenty of work with Owen Farrell and George Ford. TV commitments might restrict the English great but he doesn’t have to work on match days with the squad. Wilkinson does all his stuff in the week, the southern hemisphere are scared stiff of him and current players revere him. Get him signed up.
ArchDaily Year: Houses “COPY” Save this picture!© Daici Ano+ 18 Share Riverside House / Keiji Ashizawa Design “COPY” Japan Riverside House / Keiji Ashizawa DesignSave this projectSaveRiverside House / Keiji Ashizawa Design ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/174605/riverside-house-keiji-ashizawa-design Clipboard Photographs: Daici Ano Text description provided by the architects. This prject is a weekend house by a riverside. The site is slanted toward the river, and the north wind peculiar to this place runs along the slope. The house is plotted parallel to the river, and the shape coming out of the slope looks like a ship waiting for the launching. Save this picture!© Daici AnoTwo volumes are divided into two abstracts, one as private space with child room and master bedroom and another as public space with kitchen and living room. The outside deck between the two volumes is used as an outside dining area. On the upper part, parallel with the river, the bathroom and the guesthouse are located. Save this picture!PlanIn addition, this house is planned as a place to spend quality time with the family as well as with friends who rent villas nearby. A big dining table made with concrete is placed in the big living room, which leads to the deck space pushed out to the river. Save this picture!© Daici AnoThe pre-cast concrete panel is used for the outer wall and wall of north side and east side. This protects the house from north wind and the afternoon sun. Riverside house was designed to exist lightly yet have a strong presence. Save this picture!SectionText provided by Keiji Ashizawa DesignProject gallerySee allShow lessKuwait International Airport / Foster + PartnersArticlesMSA+PMA Architecture’s Winning Proposal for the Regeneration of “Cabuço de Baixo 5”Articles Share Projects CopyHouses•Japan 2007 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/174605/riverside-house-keiji-ashizawa-design Clipboard Architects: Keiji Ashizawa Design Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeKeiji Ashizawa DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesJapanPublished on October 11, 2011Cite: “Riverside House / Keiji Ashizawa Design” 11 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
21 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 Tagged with: christmas Digital Trading About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 8 July 2007 | News A new online charity Christmas card venture launching at the Institute of Fundraising Convention today (stand 20) is committed to passing 51% of the sale price to charities, compared to a typical 10%, or less, from cards sold through high street retailers.Studio51 lets charity supporters buy their Christmas cards online, complete with the charity’s message. The venture has been set up by greetings card specialist Alan Hawkes, who ran greetings card company Paper Rose until it was sold earlier this year, and is a former vice-president of the Greetings Card Association.With 25 years’ experience in the greetings card industry, Hawkes explained the need for the new service. He said of the industry: “They’re just not giving enough. Charities get around £10-15 million a year and that is just plain disappointing when more than £350 million a year is currently spent on charity Christmas cards in the UK. But the internet has now made it possible to re-write the rules and direct the funds directly to the charity.”Hawkes believes that Studio51 will be particularly attractive to any charity that, for whatever reason, does not have access to its own Christmas card retailing operation. Equally it could fit well with charities that have existing Christmas card arrangements. Advertisement Online charity Christmas card venture to donate 51% of cover price He has ensured that the money raised will be delivered to the charities: 51% of the sale price is paid into a protected trust account, so this money is not held by Studio51. The trust account pays accrued income to the charity every three months.He added: “With the advent of Internet shopping and Studio51, I feel I can do what I wasn’t able to do throughout the past 25 years – and that’s make sure charities receive a bigger slice of sales of charity Christmas cards.”The Studio51 website goes live on 1 August 2007. The company has already applied for corporate membership of the Institute of Fundraising and membership of the Fundraising Standards Board.
About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 3 November 2008 | News Tagged with: corporate Ireland 18 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Homelessness charity Focus Ireland aims to raise €400,000 for homeless services by asking firms to sponsor stars on its giant Christmas Tree in Dublin’s Grafton Street.The annual Focus Ireland Sponsor a Star appeal has attracted €2.5m over the past six years, with €365,000 raised in 2007.The charity, which works in Dublin, Limerick, Waterford, Cork, Sligo and Kilkenny, supported more than 6,000 people through its services last year. Focus Ireland said more people face the risk of becoming homeless due to the economic downturn, and therefore support from firms is more important than ever this Christmas.Focus Ireland chief executive Joyce Loughnan urged firms to sponsor a star this year instead of spending money on Christmas cards or corporate presents for clients.Sponsoring a star on the tree ranges in price from €1,000 to €20,000.Focus raised €6 million from voluntary sources in 2007, up from €5.2 million in 2006. Corporate fundraising represented 19 percent of funds raised.www.focusireland.ie AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Firms urged to ‘sponsor a star’ for charity
Final series of Big Brother hands out donations to partner charities Howard Lake | 25 October 2010 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 11 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. The final series of Channel 4’s ‘Big Brother’ has generated over £180,000 in donations to three charities. After Adoption, has received over £60,000 from Big Brother 11, as has Kith and Kids and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust.The charities each received £60,498 generated by the public telephone votes for Big Brother 11, with 15p of every call divided between the good causes.Lynn Charlton, Chief Executive of After Adoption, said: “To have raised such a large total is just fantastic. With only two weeks to go until National Adoption Week, we are working hard to raise public awareness of the number of children in the care system in need of families of their own. This money will be committed to finding families for the most vulnerable children”.www.channel4.com
PhiladelphiaInspired by their collective experiences during June protests for justice for George Floyd, high school students from both sides of the “City Line Divide” are challenging the education inequity between city and suburban schools here.City Line Avenue has historically served as a dividing line between West Philadelphia and some of its wealthiest suburbs. It marks a stark contrast between predominantly white, middle-class and wealthy residents in suburbs like Ardmore, Lower Merion and Bala Cynwyd, and predominantly Black West Philadelphia, where residents tend to be middle- to lower-income.On Aug. 30 an estimated 150 people, including students from Lower Merion High School in Ardmore and Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, took to the streets demanding a change to an economic system that allocates $26,422 annually per student in Lower Merion, while just four miles away less than $14,400 a year is spent per Philadelphia student. The annual average household income in Lower Merion is $131,000, compared to under $35,000 in the neighborhoods surrounding Overbrook High.The march, which included Lower Merion High School seniors affiliated with the group “I Will Breathe” and members of the Philadelphia Student Union, started with a rally at the Cynwyd Station Park in Bala Cynwyd, just west of the city.It was followed by a solidarity march to Tustin Playground and Recreation Center across the street from Overbrook High School in West Philadelphia, located across City Line Avenue from Lower Merion. The marchers led with a large yellow banner reading: “Lower Merion-Overbrook/Student Solidarity/Break the Divide of City Line.”“Breaking the divide” must go beyond economic inequity. For too long Black parents have also complained about the racism they and their children have experienced in the Lower Merion school district. Following the protests for George Floyd in June, it was reported that racist social media posts circulated there. One particularly disturbing and offensive post included two white students pretending to reenact Floyd’s murder.The district has also had controversies over school busing changes that disproportionately disadvantage Black students.Kisara Freeman, one of the Lower Merion students, stated, “I believe a lot of people in Lower Merion, including myself, have grown up in a bubble and have not understood that 17-year-olds just across the street don’t get the same education that we do.” (Philadelphia Inquirer, Aug. 31)Saudia Durrant, an organizer with Philadelphia Student Union, described the experiences of Black youth: “We’re in a moment where we don’t feel like our health is secure. We don’t feel like our housing, maybe our livelihood, is secure. We don’t feel like our loved ones are secure. That’s what it’s been like for Black youth in this country, long before 2020.” (Inquirer)Caitlin McGinty, one of the rally organizers, urged students to work together to address the education disparities: “We are here because we refuse to participate in a system that favors us and neglects our friends across the street. …for too long we have knowingly and unknowingly reinforced a sociopolitical system that divides urban and suburban schools.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
NewsLocal NewsSmarter Travel project is road to nowhereBy admin – June 30, 2011 796 Cycle lane to Nenagh proposedFUNDING from the Smarter Travel programme, designed to encourage local authorities to develop environmentally sound means of travel, has been stalled.Limerick County Council have greatly invested in creating green routes in the city environs in the last few years, in a bid to secure an estimated €11.5m from the government’s Smarter Travel fund.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The local authority put forward a successful project, making it through to stage two of the application for funding, with the final decision to be made in June 2010.However, a year later the council remains in the dark as to when and if the funding will be assigned.“When we made the submission for funding, Noel Dempsey was the Minister for Transport, and we were to hear the outcome last June, but there has been no announcement made”, Pat O’Neill, senior engineer at the Roads Department, told the Limerick Post.“We haven’t gotten any funding from that specific project, but we are still hopeful”.He said that the aim of the Smarter Travel programme was as much a behavioural change as an infrastructural adjustment.Mr. O’Neill told a Transportation and Infrastructural SPC meeting that the key to the Smarter Travel initiative was to encourage people to use public transport, walk or cycle, rather than always using their car.“People living in Elm Park in Castletroy, had been driving to the university and parking further away than where they live”, he told the meeting.“It’s about changing the way people think.“We got a fantastic response from our efforts to encourage smarter travel, and that’s why it was so successful”.The areas of Castletroy and the city were used as a pilot for the county, with cycle lanes and walkways installed.This model is to be used throughout the county, once funding is secured.“There is a demand for sustainable transport out there.“It improves the quality of life of our residents and stimulates investment,” Mr. O’Neill added.The county council secured €300,000 in funding as part of a separate incentive for sustainable transport in cities and their environs.Cycle lanes and driver feedback signs are to be developed for the Groody and Kilmurry roads with the funding, while €145,000 is to be spent on improvements to the Golf Links Road.A further €50,000 will be used to create pedestrian crossing in the environs, and €55,000 on bus shelters.There are further applications in place for green routes, including the development of a cycle lane between Limerick and Nenagh, along the old R445 road.“It would cost about €877,000, so Limerick County Council and Tipperary would each apply for funding.“We’ve also asked for money for everywhere out as far as the county boundaries.“We’ve put in for the kitchen sink so hopefully, we’ll get some money out of it”. Facebook Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Email Linkedin Print Previous articleMayor Long makes city centre his priorityNext articleIrish Beer Fest for Limerick at O’Connells Bar admin
July 28, 2018 1,929 Views Previous: LoanCare Rating ‘Reaffirmed and Maintained’ Next: Rising Home Values Reaching Pre-Recession Peak Share Save Subscribe The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Homeownership makes good financial sense—at least in a lot of cases. However, the recent relentless rise of home prices and flat or falling rents is beginning to threaten the financial benefits of owning in some markets, according to Trulia. Comparing the cost of renting versus owning in the 100 largest U.S. metros, Trulia found the savings for owners is shrinking in every market. That said, only two markets have crossed the line to where renting actually makes more financial sense than owning. “For as long as we have run this report, renting has never been a better deal than buying,” wrote Cheryl Young, Senior Economist on Trulia.com. “But this summer, driven by epic home price appreciation and lifeless rents, renting tips the scales over buying in San Jose and San Francisco.”In San Jose, home values have skyrocketed, increasing 29 percent over the year while rents remained stable. In San Francisco, home values climbed 14.2 percent over the year while rents declined 3.0 percent, according to Trulia. Young was insistent that “The ultra-costly San Francisco Bay Area is not a harbinger for the nation as a whole.” “While renting may outweigh buying in San Jose and San Francisco, it is unlikely that renting will tip the scales nationally anytime soon,” she said. Still, the gap in the financial benefit of renting versus owning is closing across the nation and has fallen to an all-time low since Trulia began tracking it five years ago. Today, owning a home is about 26.3 percent cheaper than renting at the national level. A year ago it was 35.7 percent cheaper. This decline in homeowner savings occurred as national home prices rose 8.1 percent and rents fell 1.1 percent, according to Trulia. In addition to rising home prices and declining rent prices, rising mortgage rates have contributed to the decline in the financial benefit of owning, Trulia noted. While San Jose and San Francisco were the only two major metros where renting now makes more financial sense than buying, the markets with the smallest savings for homeowners included, Honolulu, Hawaii, where homeowners save 2.0 percent; Seattle, Washington, where homeowners save 10.0 percent; and Portland Oregon, where homeowners save 13.8 percent. Rounding out the list of the 10 major metros with the smallest financial gap between owning and renting was Madison, Wisconsin; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Sacramento, California; Oakland, California; and Las Vegas, Nevada. Interestingly, home prices in Detroit rose 18.3 percent over the past year, trailing only San Jose; yet owning still makes more financial sense than renting in the city. In fact, Detroit homeowners come out ahead of homeowners in any other major metro when it comes to renting versus owning. Homeowners here save 48.9 percent. Baton Rouge, Louisiana homeowners save 47.6 percent compared to renters in the metro. Other metros where homeowners save the most are Columbia, South Carolina; New Orleans, Louisiana; and West Palm Beach, Florida.For its comparison, Trulia assumed homeowners put down a 20 percent down payment; obtained a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage loan; and owned their homes for seven years. Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Krista Franks Brock is a professional writer and editor who has covered the mortgage banking and default servicing sectors since 2011. Previously, she served as managing editor of DS News and Southern Distinction, a regional lifestyle publication. Her work has appeared in a variety of print and online publications, including Consumers Digest, Dallas Style and Design, DS News and DSNews.com, MReport and theMReport.com. She holds degrees in journalism and art from the University of Georgia. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Financial Home Prices Homes HOUSING Inventory mortgage Rent Trulia Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Is The Financial Benefit of Homeownership Shrinking? About Author: Krista Franks Brock Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Financial Home Prices Homes HOUSING Inventory mortgage Rent Trulia 2018-07-28 Krista Franks Brock The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Is The Financial Benefit of Homeownership Shrinking?