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Email Address Finance AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 21st January 2019 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter William Hill CEO Philip Bowcock has pledged to remodel the bookmaker’s retail business after the company announced a likely 15% year-on-year fall in adjusted operating profit for 2018 and confirmed that its takeover of MRG is set to be wrapped up this month. Topics: Finance Hills outlines expected profit fall as MRG takeover nears Tags: Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops William Hill CEO Philip Bowcock has pledged to remodel the bookmaker’s retail business after the company announced a likely 15% year-on-year fall in adjusted operating profit for 2018 and confirmed that its takeover of MRG is set to be wrapped up this month.Bowcock (pictured) reiterated his desire to build a “digitally-led international business” after the company said in a trading update today (January 21) that operating profit of £234m (€265m/$301m) for 2018 was in line with previously-issued guidance of between £225m and £245m for 2018.Ahead of the publication of its full-year results on March 1, the company cited “wider high-street conditions” for an anticipated fall in retail profits, while adding that online delivered a good underlying performance.The bookmaker “broadly broke even” on its US business after allowing for significant expansion costs, with the company now active in seven states. The company also added that underlying operating profit increased by about 4% year-on-year, excluding the impact of enhanced customer due diligence measures in online and US expansion costs.In a separate update to the London Stock Exchange today, William Hill announced that the shares acceptance threshold of 90% had been surpassed in its pursuit of Mr Green operator MRG.Bowcock, who has previously spoken about using the acquisition of online-only MRG to reduce the company’s exposure to the UK market, said: “We now have greater clarity around the key challenges and opportunities for our business. In 2019 we will remodel our retail offer while building a digitally-led international business, underpinned by a sustainable approach as part of our Nobody Harmed ambition.“With rapid expansion underway in the US, building on profitable foundations, and the acquisition of Mr Green nearing completion, we look forward to making further progress this year.”William Hill said that as of January 17 it had secured control of about 92% of the shares and votes in MRG, with the bookmaker having acquired approximately 13% of the shares and votes in the company since its takeover offer was confirmed on October 31. After surpassing the 90% threshold, Hills said today that the offer is now unconditional.Setting out the timeline for the completion of the acquisition, the operator said that it had extended its current acceptance period for shareholders up to January 31. It had previously been extended to January 17 from January 11 to allow for sufficient time to secure regulatory approval, which was granted earlier this month.The settlement process for shareholders who have already accepted the offer of SEK69 per share – valuing MRG at SeK2.82bn (£242m/€271m/$307m) – will begin on or around January 25, with the settlement process for remaining shareholders who accept the offer scheduled to start on February 8.Hills added that it would ask MRG to hold an extraordinary general meeting to appoint a new board of directors to reflect the new ownership structure. After calling for the compulsory acquisition of any remaining shares, William Hill will seek to delist MRG’s shares from the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange. Regions: UK & Ireland
Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Dawn Properties Limited (DAWN.zw) 2017 abridged results.Company ProfileDawn Properties Limited offers professional real estate services to government, parastatals, corporates, institutional bodies, the financial services and private sector; including property sales and leasing, property management, real estate valuation and advisory services, and project and development management. Dawn Properties has three real estate businesses in Zimbabwe; property holding, property development and property consulting. It owns approximately 540 hectares of land in residential and commercial markets and manages over 340 000 square metres of lettable space across over 120 sites in Zimbabwe. The valuation division covers property, plant and machinery, and furniture and fittings valuations. Its property and timeshare portfolio include Caribbea Bay Sun Hotel, Monomotapa Hotel, Elephant Hills Resort and Conference Centre, Great Zimbabwe Hotel, Holiday Inn Mutare Hotel and Hwange Safari Lodge. Dawn Properties Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
ArchDaily Architects: Christensen & Co Architects Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/170751/sunhouse-christensen-co-architects Clipboard 2011 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/170751/sunhouse-christensen-co-architects Clipboard Houses Photographs: Adam MørkText description provided by the architects. The nursery is built on ‘Active House’ principles and is yet another example of how considered architectural design and integrated energy technologies is the recipe for sustainable architecture. Due to the geometry, position of windows and a range of state of the art green technologies, this will be the first nursery in the world that actually produces energy. The building is very compact and is designed as a triangle, with the two longest facades facing south east and south west. The windows along these facades, combined with the roof lights, allow more than three times as much light to enter as in a standard building, ensuring a healthy indoor climate at all times, – summer and winter. Save this picture!energy conceptThe outdoor areas are planted to represent the various landscapes of Denmark, including a woodland area and a sandy zone to symbolize the coastline. It has also been designed to educate its young users about protecting the environment; on site greenhouses where staff and children can grow plants will allow the children to monitor the centre’s performance. Save this picture!© Adam MørkThe design team has, throughout the design process, used sophisticated software to evaluate the design of the building. These virtual tests have resulted in subsequent improvement of the energy performance, indoor air quality and daylight levels. Text provided by Christensen & Co. architects.Save this picture!© Adam MørkProject gallerySee allShow lessSports Complex / DATA ArchitectsArticlesMalta Design WeekArticles Share CopyHouses• Projects Area: 1300 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs “COPY” Sunhouse / Christensen & Co ArchitectsSave this projectSaveSunhouse / Christensen & Co Architects Year: Save this picture!© Adam Mørk+ 12 Share Sunhouse / Christensen & Co Architects “COPY” CopyAbout this officeChristensen & Co ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEducationalPublished on September 23, 2011Cite: “Sunhouse / Christensen & Co Architects” 23 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/911825/urban-refuge-studio-house-estudio-berzero-jaros Clipboard Photographs: Federico Cairoli “COPY” Urban Refuge Studio House / Estudio Berzero Jaros Area: 165 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Lead Architect: Argentina Houses CopyHouses•Córdoba, Argentina ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/911825/urban-refuge-studio-house-estudio-berzero-jaros Clipboard Structural Engineering:Edgar MoranCity:CórdobaCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Federico CairoliRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. On the central area and practically linked to the Arroyo La Cañada, there is a land of 9 x 16 meters to solve a small urban refuge. The intervention bets on the renovation of the existing fabric, in one of the many urban residual spaces that we find in the city. With the objective of making its small contribution in stopping the constant expansion of the city, it takes advantage of the current services and infrastructures, improving and adding value on the built heritage.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe project starts from an existing spatial structure that practically covered the entire land. Starting from the action of beginning to undermine the mass, the patios that structure the layout are defined, where the trace of the pre – existence manifests itself spatially through the scale taken by the ground floor.Save this picture!With the intention of optimizing the bounded surface of the plot, the proposal takes on vertical meaning by organizing the program in 3 overlapping levels. Basically, a free ground floor is proposed, tensioned between 2 patios, which allows the “architecture study” work space to be set up, favoring cross ventilation and full lighting without the incidence of direct sunlight. In this way, a package of services consisting of a kitchen, bathroom and storage area is defined on one of the edges, allowing the workspace to operate independently.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliSave this picture!Save this picture!© Federico CairoliOn the 1st level the social area is developed in an integrated space of living, kitchen, dining room and terrace opening fully to the north. It is proposed in a mezzanine of double height the private area as an open bedroom with the possibility that in the future the vacuum can be covered contemplating a growth implosively for more rooms.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe proposal is materialized with 2 constructive logics. The lower level is solved in traditional construction providing the pre-existing structure by incorporating 2 exposed reinforced concrete beams that receive the loads from the upper box resulting in dry route. A very simple machine is formed to make the cuts to the ceramic brick, reducing its depth and allowing the passage of the sun through them.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliThe entire perimeter of the land is materialized with “ceramic brick” which is cut into 3 parts in order to optimize the material and make up a 7.80m high and 11 cm thick screen that defines the expression of the proposal , resolves security conditions, gives privacy and builds inside a high quality spatial atmosphere.Save this picture!© Federico CairoliProject gallerySee allShow lessLina Bo Bardi’s Relationship with Drawing Explored by the Fundació Joan Miró’s Exhib…Architecture NewsHouse in Messines / Vitor Vilhena ArchitectsSelected Projects Share 2016 Urban Refuge Studio House / Estudio Berzero JarosSave this projectSaveUrban Refuge Studio House / Estudio Berzero Jaros Year: Projects Photographs Agustín Berzero, Valeria Jaros Save this picture!© Federico Cairoli+ 31Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” Architects: Estudio Berzero Jaros Area Area of this architecture project CopyAbout this officeEstudio Berzero JarosOfficeFollowProductsSteelBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCordobaArgentinaPublished on February 20, 2019Cite: “Urban Refuge Studio House / Estudio Berzero Jaros” [Casa Estudio Refugio Urbano / Estudio Berzero Jaros] 20 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Howard Lake | 2 March 2004 | News Igive2 launches new online shopping reward site for charities Igive2 claims that it differs from other UK shopping reward sites because it “provides full support for Gift Aid registered charities.” The site will accept any good cause providing it is UK-based, legal and “working for the public good”.In the past other charity shopping malls have found it difficult to generate significant or on-going revenues because they have relied too much on the charities continuing to promote the scheme. Putting a button on the charity’s Web site is not enough. Durrant says that igive2 is addressing this in a number of ways. It is working proactively on behalf of member charities and organisations to ensure they yield ongoing donations by sending all igive2 supporters a weekly newsletter highlighting special offers and sales from retailers. The site also offers “full marketing support through its marketing toolbox” whichincludes sample flyers and adverts for member organisations to include in their offline communications to existing supporters.Igive2 also offers to assist its member organisations with press release activity, sample e-mail and Web site links, and it will also provide online marketing tips.Where igive2 differs from the other charity shopping malls is in its ability to ensure that donors don’t forget to generate the commission for their charity when they shop at participating merchants. Of course, once you get used to shopping at Amazon.co.uk, for example, you tend to forget to access it through your charity’s affiliate links, and therefore the affiliate loses out on commission. To help ensure the charitable organisations receive every possible donation, igive2 offers all supporters a unique piece of software, Rebate Catcher, which works with their Web browser. If supporters forget to login to igive2 before shopping online at aparticipating retailer then the software recognises this and will automatically write the necessary tracking code to ensure their transaction qualifies for the appropriate donation.Charities and voluntary organisations need to register with igive2 before they can start earning income and promoting the service to their supporters. Igive2 is a new online shopping site that uses its own software tool to ensure that charity supporters always generate a commission for their charity when they shop at participating online outlets.Every online purchase made via igive2 will generate a donation to the shopper’s nominated charity, at no extra cost to the shopper. The donation will vary from 1% – 20% of the purchase price, depending on theindividual retailer. Merchants already partnering with igive2 include Debenhams, Boots, WH Smith, Woolworths, Laura Ashley, John Lewis, Comet, Argos, Thomas Cook and Tesco. Neil Durrant, co-founder of igive2 explained: “igive2 turns everyday onlineshopping into donations for charities, schools and good causes by generatingfunds from supporters against purchases they would have made anyway.” The company, like other online charity shopping malls, shares the commission it receives from merchants with the shopper’s charity. Advertisement 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Digital Trading 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.
Imani Keith HenryWW photo: Brenda RyanTaken from a talk by Imani Keith Henry, a Workers World Party organizer in New York City, at the Nov. 17-18 WWP national conference. Henry narrates a slideshow of photos from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.They say a picture is worth a thousand words, like this one with these words: “Your government sucks when Occupy Sandy feeds FEMA [Federal Emergency Management Agency].” What’s most significant is that these are actually Occupy Seattle activists, who drove a truck with donations all the way to New York City.The next photo is from a FEMA office in Brooklyn, N.Y., that closed when a Nor’easter hit three days after [Superstorm] Sandy. In fact FEMA shut down three mobile disaster units in Staten Island and other communities. But it was Occupy Sandy Relief volunteers who drove out in the snow and stayed up all night to staff community centers and provide supplies to people most impacted by Sandy.Meanwhile it took a worldwide movement, including runners refusing to run, to shame Mayor [Michael] Bloomberg into calling off the New York City Marathon. He was far more concerned with the 3-million-plus dollars in revenue and making sure the Stock Exchange was open than the countless people like my friend, who lost everything when her basement apartment flooded. She and her child had to escape with just the clothes on their backs through a window.This not only demonstrates the difference between how the ruling class and working class has dealt with this natural disaster, but also demonstrates how capitalism cares only about making profits and cannot be trusted to take care of the people.What has been so inspiring to me is that this grassroots relief effort has been led not only by community and political groups and the Occupy Movement, but it has been the outpouring of solidarity from the masses that has outpaced the efforts by both FEMA and the Red Cross. This relief is a sign of true people’s power.It is also a sign of resilience to an incredibly traumatic experience. It is estimated that 8 million people lost power. There were $50 billion in damages, making Sandy the second-costliest hurricane after [Hurricane] Katrina. At least 199 people were killed during Sandy; 121 of them in the U.S.Nineteen days after Sandy there are still thousands of people, many elders and disabled, stuck in high-rise buildings without power or heat. Just like Katrina, it will be years before people recover.Of course it is multinational corporations who created the global environmental crisis causing climate change.It is the ruling class that, instead of sending aid, sent the police to turn away carloads of volunteers and donations, and dispersed Occupy Sandy food lines created by community groups in lower Manhattan when no one had gas to cook.Restaurants and stores were closed and there was no power to use debit or credit cards [because the ATM machines were down].In response to the police repression, people in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, formed “sandwich work crews “ and began biking in food and supplies to distribution hubs in Manhattan. There are countless stories like this, of class solidarity in the relief effort.Many of our comrades were without power and heat for days. We had to mobilize to support each other through the storm. Our branches have collected aid, opened up our homes, turned our offices into centers to charge phones and volunteered at distribution hubs.The first demonstration called in the city after Sandy was in the name of the People’s Power Assembly movement, demanding that the U.S. government and FEMA actually start providing aid to hurricane survivors.We demanded that the ruling class stop sending the National Guard into Far Rockway, Queens — which was still without power — to enforce a 7 p.m. curfew and conduct stop-and-frisk searches in the community, and [that they] stop arresting Black and Latino/a youth for so-called “looting.” We demanded that young people of this city need jobs, not jails.What the working class needs is for the real looters — the billionaire Mayor Bloomberg and bosses of Wall Street — to be put in jail. In fact, when Bloomberg finally went down to Far Rockaway, community members surrounded him and angrily confronted him about the lack of aid provided by the city and FEMA.On to building true people’s power, by overthrowing capitalism and building socialism in this country!FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
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Related Articles Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Fannie Mae’s April 2017 monthly summary showed a compound annual growth rate of 1.3 percent for the month, a decrease from the 3.2 percent annualized growth rate shown in March.The monthly growth rate also reflected a small slowdown for the year to date, which now stands at 1.9 percent over the first four months of 2016. Fannie Mae’s total book of business showed a compound annual growth rate of 1.4 percent for all of 2016, with the best month being September, which reflected a 4.0 percent increase over the same month the previous year.Fannie Mae’s gross mortgage portfolio increased temporarily in April, at a compound annualized rate of 52.5 percent, and is expected to decrease significantly in May, according to Fannie Mae executives. They gave no reason for the temporary blip in the numbers. For the first four months of the year, Fannie Mae’s gross mortgage portfolio is 6.9 percent ahead of where it was for the first four months of last year.Fannie Mae also reported that the conventional single-family serious delinquency rate decreased five basis points to 1.07 percent in April, marking its lowest level so far this year. In January and again in February, the rate stood at 1.17 percent before decreasing to 1.12 percent in March. By contrast, in 2016, the conventional single-family delinquency rate ran from a high of 1.36 percent in Aprl to a low of 1.16 percent in December.According to the Fannie Mae report, the multifamily serious delinquency rate decreased one basis point to 0.04 percent in April. The rate had been 0.05 percent each of the other months of the year, the same rate it had been at for much of 2016. The highest rate it stood at in 2016 was 0.08 percent in July of that year. The rate was at 0.05 percent in April and May and again in December of 2016.Fannie Mae added that it had completed 6,740 loan modifications in April. Tagged with: Book of Business Fannie Mae’s Monthly Summary Gross Mortgage Portfolio Previous: Industry Group Takes Step Toward Diversity Next: Affordability Gap Especially Rough for Minorities About Author: Staff Writer in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Secondary Market Fannie Mae Gross Mortgage Portfolio Continues Strong Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Book of Business Fannie Mae’s Monthly Summary Gross Mortgage Portfolio 2017-06-01 Staff Writer Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae Gross Mortgage Portfolio Continues Strong June 1, 2017 1,382 Views The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago