Credit Suisse warns on investment bank

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Evoplay moves into Croatia with Mozzartbet deal

first_imgEvoplay said this latest expansion was testament to the positive feedback received for its games across Eastern Europe. Under the agreement, Evoplay will first launch 20 of its video slots in the jurisdiction, with 10 additional instant game titles to be rolled out during February. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: Croatia As well as providing its most popular game titles to Mozzartbet, Evoplay will also integrate its “Spinential” game engine to enhance the games’ download speeds and capabilities, which the supplier claims is proven to increase player retention by up to 35%. “Mozzartbet’s impressive market reach helped us continue to attract new audiences over the course of 2020, so we are thrilled to be entering the key market of Croatia alongside such an esteemed partner,” said Vladimir Malakchi, chief business development officer at Evoplay Entertainment. Evoplay moves into Croatia with Mozzartbet deal 27th January 2021 | By Conor Mulheir Online casino Online casino supplier Evoplay Entertainment will launch its catalogue of games in the Croatian market through a new partnership with online operator Mozzartbet. Topics: Casino & games Online casino Slots Tags: Evoplay Entertainment Mozzartbet “We are confident that the immersive hits Hot Triple Sevens and Elven Princesses will perform strongly in the territory, helping to grow our expanding Balkan fanbase even further – as well as bringing the next generation of gaming to more players than ever before.” Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

IPL 2020 Match No – 54 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan…

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Kenya Commercial Bank ( Q32019 Presentation

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank ( listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank (  2019 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Rwanda Limited is a commercial bank offering financial solutions to private individuals and the corporate banking segment in Rwanda. KCB Bank Rwanda is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the KCB Group which is East Africa’s largest commercial bank by asset base. The Bank was established in 2008 after it was licensed by Rwanda’s banking regulator, the National Bank of Rwanda. It has 14 branches located in the main towns and cities of Rwanda as well as an extensive network of KCB Iwacu agents. Kenya Commercial Bank is listed on the Rwanda Stock Exchangelast_img read more

FTSE 100 shares have crashed! 3 steps I’d take in this bear market

first_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” See all posts by Tezcan Gecgil, PhD 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. Tezcan Gecgil, PhD | Friday, 20th March, 2020 tezcang owns shares of Morrisons. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK has recommended AstraZeneca, Diageo, and Tesco. 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. This year’s stock market crash is understandably unnerving so many investors. Yet it’s potentially giving a rare opportunity to buy into high quality FTSE 100 shares too.From its highs of around 7,675 in January, the FTSE 100 index has now fallen to approximately 5,100. This decline of over 30% puts Britain’s main equity index into bear market territory.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…Therefore today, I’d like to discuss three steps I’d take in this unpredictable market. My aim, possibly like yours, would be to protect my money now and even create wealth in several years to come. I’ll also highlight several FTSE 100 shares I’m considering buying.Here’s what I’d do First of all, I’d still invest in a Stocks and Shares ISA. Our tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April. We’ve less than three weeks to use the individual £20,000 ISA allowance for this tax year. Were there any FTSE 100 shares you liked before the market crash? Would you have invested in a company if the price had been lower? Well, here’s your chance now to buy into the shares via an ISA that has tax advantages.Secondly, I’d reconsider my portfolio diversification strategy. Like many other investors, I’m wondering if we may already be in a recession. And certain industries tend to do better in times of slower economic growth.A defensive company typically has a constant demand for its products or services. It isn’t correlated to the rest of the business cycle either. CNBC host Jim Cramer recently highlighted how important it may be to buy companies that “we can’t live without.” And I couldn’t agree with him more.After all, we all have to buy daily basic essentials and continue our lives as normally as possible. Analysts regard consumer staples, healthcare companies, discount retailers, sin stocks (tobacco and drinks companies) and utilities mostly as defensive businesses. In other words, during a recession I’d bet on the consumer.Finally, I’d pay attention to FTSE 100 shares that also have robust dividend yields and are likely to keep those dividends intact.During mass market panics, some stocks may get sold off irrationally. But when investors plan to hold robust stocks for the long run — which I’d do — they’ll see the benefit of dividend reinvesting, returning even more cash on the initial investment.The stock market crash is also making some of the UK’s best dividends stocks rather cheap. Passive income investors, such as retirees, could potentially benefit from investing in these companies.FTSE 100 shares I’d consider nowBear markets don’t occur very often. But when they do, it’d be important to buy into the top defensive businesses that may also provide investors with robust dividends. With this in mind, here are several large-cap shares I’m watching right now. 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Southwestern Virginia: Bishop’s statement on Charlottesville violence

first_img Rector Pittsburgh, PA Posted Aug 17, 2017 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Advocacy Peace & Justice, Charlottesville Featured Events Rector Belleville, IL Rector Martinsville, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Youth Minister Lorton, VA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Tags Submit an Event Listing Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Knoxville, TN Southwestern Virginia: Bishop’s statement on Charlottesville violence Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI center_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit a Job Listing Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Shreveport, LA Press Release Service Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Smithfield, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release [Episocpal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia] On behalf of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia, and in solidarity with the church and its bishops in the Diocese of Virginia, I strongly condemn the violence and hate currently taking place in Charlottesville. There is no place, whatsoever, for white supremacy or hate-filled rhetoric in the streets of Virginia or anywhere else in this country. As disciples of Jesus, we are to be peacemakers and reconcilers. I ask all Episcopalians in Southwestern Virginia to come together with bold courage and the hope of Christ to counter those who dwell in the darkness of fear and hate.Let us strive to create a vision for our common life with no room for bigotry and intolerance. I commend the people of Charlottesville to your prayers and offer the Prayer for Social Justice from our Book of Common Prayer as a guide.“Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may somove every human heart and especially the hearts of thepeople of this land, that barriers which divide us maycrumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that ourdivisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace;through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Amen.-Book of Common Prayer, pg. 823The Rt. Rev. Mark A. Bourlakas New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Tampa, FL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Albany, NY An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MIlast_img read more

UL leading environmental research partnership

first_imgGardai make arrests following chaotic student party near University of Limerick The University of Limerick campusThe University of LimerickTHE University of Limerick is leading a major European partnership to address the environmental impact of alumina production waste.The partnership entitled BRAVO (Bauxite Residue and Aluminium Valorisation Operations), co-ordinated by UL is one of the largest commitments of its kind with over 30 partner members including Industry representatives, SMEs, and leading universities and institutes throughout Ireland and the EU.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Coordinator, Dr Lisa O’Donoghue, Department of Design and Manufacturing Technology, UL explained: “Alumina processing creates a waste by-product called bauxite residue (red mud), which is normally landfilled. It is estimated that globally there are currently over 2.7 billion tonnes of bauxite residue stored in landfill and this is estimated to increase by 120 million tonnes annually.“There is, however a huge potential to reuse this material as a valuable raw material for other industries such as cement, ceramics and electronics. This partnership has been set up to address a serious environmental issue while also providing the opportunity to generate spin-off industries in the alternative supply of key materials for the European market.”Ireland houses one of Europe’s largest alumina refineries in Co Limerick with an annual production capacity of 1,990,000 tonnes of alumina and employing approimately 450 people. The refinery produces approximately one million tonnes of bauxite residue annually. TAGSBRAVOUniversity of Limerick Advertisement Facebook Decision on FIBA European Championships in Limerick to be made in May University of Limerick research identifies secrets of Fantasy Premier League success RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email Limerick nurse helping the fight against COVID-19, calls for round the clock garda patrols near University of Limerick following “out of control” student parties center_img Previous articlePower to the city for “embracing its historic designation” – Arts Minister HumphreysNext articlePaddy is Limerick’s top young entrepreneur John Keogh University of Limerick ceases funding for off-campus Garda COVID-patrols after sanctioning students following massive street party WhatsApp Twitter NewsEducationUL leading environmental research partnershipBy John Keogh – October 10, 2014 661 Linkedin Print Ann & Steve Talk Stuff | Episode 44 | Immersive Software Engineeringlast_img read more

Pomeroy arson attack condemned

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Break-ins have Brundidge police on high alert

first_imgLatest Stories Print Article “Leave a light on and watch out for anything out of the ordinary. And, if you see anything suspicious, call the police department at 735-3333.”Davenport said although no one has been taken into custody, there are suspects in the cases. Book Nook to reopen Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave 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 HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits “Break-ins have not been limited to houses,” he said. “The Wagon Wheel Restaurant was broken into and a trailer.  A car window was broken out so whoever it was could get inside. It’s everywhere.”Davenport said the Brundidge Police Department is patrolling the town in an effort to find who is behind the break-ins. “We’re asking the public to be to aware of the situation and to be vigilant,” he said. “Break-ins are happening so don’t make it easy for whoever’s doing this by leaving your car unlocked or your doors unlock. You Might Like Beloved Lane cake rises to ‘official cake’ status “Oh, my, it’s fruitcake weather!” The action of Truman Capote’s short story, “A Christmas Memory,” is set into motion with… read more Break-ins have Brundidge police on high alert Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By The Penny Hoardercenter_img Recent break-ins in all areas of Brundidge are reason for concern among city residents and have the Brundidge Police Department on high alert for those who are committing the crimes.Brundidge Police Chief Moses Davenport said “tis the season” for people who do their “shopping” in a free and easy kind of way.“It’s that time of the year and people are looking for ways to get cash and, maybe even gifts, without having to pay for them” Davenport said. “There’s a rash of break-ins in every area of town. Next Up“One lady left her purse in the car and ran in the house for about two or three minutes. When she came back her purse was gone. She had her driver’s license, her credit cards, her social security card, just a lot of personal information in her purse. Whoever got her purse was probably looking for money. “In some of the break-ins, it looks like they are after anything they could get.”“However, Davenport said, at a break-in in the Caldwell subdivision nothing was taken but a note was left. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Published 3:00 am Wednesday, December 21, 2016last_img read more

Guest post: Can estate agents ever get their weekends back?

first_imgHome » Guest Blogs » Guest post: Can estate agents ever get their weekends back? Guest post: Can estate agents ever get their weekends back?Weekends – what do they mean to you? An escape from work? Ed Mead, co-founder, Viewber, muses on the changing needs of staff… and their bosses.Ed Mead2nd January 201904,020 Views The weekend… a chance to spend time with the family/partner, sleep or… whatever.The problem for most of us is that weekends are now almost indistinguishable from any other working day. Being an estate agent is a great life but its ‘on demand’ tentacles are reaching ever further.Ed MeadAt job interviews you’ll have heard “You’re expected to work two Saturdays a month”. When at your desk from your manager “Right, who is up for working this Saturday?”, and when no one’s listening “Afternoon Mrs James, I’d love to show you 27 Beech Road on Saturday but I have a wedding I need to be at – could you do it next week?”A recent piece written on this subject elicited a view from some agents, prevailing when I started as an estate agent in the 70s, that if someone is serious they’ll view properties when you’re open – it’s a sole agency after all. I think estate agents have held on to this for a very long time, and there’s been very little anyone could do about it. Buyers seemed to accept the status quo and sellers didn’t really know much better.AND TODAY?However, buyers and tenants now have fresh inboxes on a Monday morning to distract them with new properties that they might well be able to view whenever they want, while sellers and landlords increasingly have a choice as to using a new breed of agent who is, or claims to be, available 24/7. Of course, when you go and see your potential seller or landlord there is an implication that anyone who wants to see the property will be able to – but are we sure that’s always the case and how do we guarantee to be able to do it?Giving staff a useful way to avoid working at the weekend and still earn commission is surely a win for everybody.As you become more senior, the chances are that you’ll start to tire of weekend working – but the number of your best-qualified buyers active at weekends is increasing. Junior negs have their own diaries to fill up and you don’t want to lose the potential fees. If you’re very lucky your firm might have a weekend viewer to take some of the pressure.The above, by the way, tends to describe Saturdays – Sundays are completely off the menu for almost all agents, always have been, and they are a wide-open goal that most agents seem to simply have a blind spot for. Fourteen per cent of the week is MIA.It should come as no surprise that some agents leverage this lifestyle choice; you only have to look at the likes of Savills and Knight Frank, who’s attraction is often not financial but is about giving staff their weekends back. I’m hearing from many bosses that the issue of weekend working is now their biggest problem in retaining staff, whether online or high street.MOVING ONThere are other, 21st Century ways though.Viewber recently commissioned a survey of people who had attended a viewing in the last twelve months…the salient points came as no great surprise:97 per cent of people would find it beneficial to be shown around a property at evenings and weekends81 per cent of buyers and tenants would be willing to be shown around a property by an independent, vetted person62 per cent of respondents believed they missed an opportunity to buy or let a property because they weren’t able to view at a suitable time62 per cent of prospective tenants and buyers said they would feel more comfortable being shown around a property by someone who wasn’t looking for a sales commission.As someone imbued in the traditional estate agent’s way of doing things, this harks right back to why I started the company and left Douglas & Gordon (D&G). Giving staff a useful way to avoid working Saturdays (and Sundays) whilst offering them a chance to still earn commission is surely a win for everyone, buyer/tenant/seller and landlord as well as the neg on the ground.Weekend staff is one answer, but often mean one person to be shared with two or three negs, and they need to be managed and often paid holiday pay etc. Some bosses have found that giving their negotiators two or three Viewber appointments per week to use when they want to, at weekends, especially if they can earn from the extra commissions generated, works better than a pay rise and is easy for them to manage and oversee.It’s not a benefit I foresaw, (often the way), but is perhaps one way in which technology really can help add to a negotiator’s life, rather than attempt to replace it.agent’s weekend working staff weekends Ed Mead Viewber 2019-01-02The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more