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AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Online Gambling Online gambling operator LeoVegas Group has completed the migration of 12 Rocket X brands to its proprietary technical platform as part of an effort to improve customer experience and create a more efficient business. Topics: Strategy Tech & innovation 6th April 2020 | By contenteditor Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Address LeoVegas completes Rocket X platform migration Strategy Online gambling operator LeoVegas Group has completed the migration of 12 Rocket X brands to its proprietary technical platform as part of an effort to improve customer experience and create a more efficient business.Brands including 21.co.uk, Bet UK and Pink Casino were part of the process, with all LeoVegas brands in the UK now running on the group’s technology platform.LeoVegas first announced the migration in January this year, saying that bringing over the brands from the Bede Gaming – where they had been operating under a deal agreed in April 2018 – would save around €2m (£1.8m/$2.2m) through economies of scale.The operator said that switch from a third-party provider means it will have full control over all technology and that this would reduce the complexity of daily operations.“This is a milestone for the entire group, but above all for our technology organisation and all of our employees who work in the UK market,” LeoVegas group chief executive Gustaf Hagman said.“I am incredibly impressed by how the migration was carried out in a short time and during a period and situation in which our people are working from home. It shows that our culture of empowered and determined employees is a competitive advantage.“The migration to our own platform makes us even more scalable, and our brands in the UK will now be able to benefit from all of the innovation that is developed on our platform. Such an example is our recommendation engine, which is a success for the LeoVegas brand.”UK customers will be offered a better customer experience following the move, Hagman added, as well as a wider range of games, an increased set of payment options and a faster site and app.LeoVegas acquired the brands from Intellectual Property & Software Limited in a £65m deal in January 2018, before unifying the assets under the Rocket X banner in March that year.
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Image source: Getty Images Pershing Square Holdings (LSE: PSH), run by billionaire hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, has been promoted to the FTSE 100. It will take its place among the UK’s blue-chip elite on 21 December.Despite outperforming the market by a wide margin over the last couple of years, PSH continues to trade at a substantial discount to its net asset value (NAV). This suggests it could offer a wide margin of safety and significant upside potential. But should I buy?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…Pershing Square dealLet me start by nailing down some numbers. PSH’s NAV per share at the end of last year was 2,035p. It’s increased 61% to 3,268p as of 30 November. Meanwhile, the share price has gone from 1,454p to a current 2,485p — a rise of 71%.As such, the discount of the shares to NAV (24%) has narrowed somewhat since the start of the year (29%). Nevertheless, if you’re buying the stock today, you’re paying just 76p for every £1 of PSH’s assets. On the face of it, this is a terrific deal. Particularly as the company has delivered a storming performance in a year of extraordinary turmoil.Attractive qualitiesListed in London in 2017, Pershing Square invests principally in publicly traded US-domiciled companies. Ackman looks to take a significant minority interest in a relatively small number of “superb businesses” when they’re trading at a discount to their “intrinsic value.” And he aims to be “an influential and supportive owner.”Ackman’s business-focused philosophy and concentrated portfolio chime with other investors I admire, like Warren Buffett, Terry Smith and Nick Train. 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ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786361/jaggendorf-house-yaniv-pardo-architects Clipboard Year: 2015 Manufacturers: Jubran, Peled, Yalrom ProjectsSave this picture!© Amit GeronRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodEGGERLaminatesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Baguettes in Vork CenterMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapText description provided by the architects. Jaggendorf House, at 10 Yehuda HaLevy Street, was designed in 1925, by the architects Liberson and Feinstein, in the eclectic style. The building was declared conserved according to the conservation plan and located in the area declared a cultural world heritage site by UNESCO. The house represents a somewhat minimalist style from the 1920s, with the symmetry mainly expressed on the west side. The façade includes an arcer and a projecting balcony with a parapet, as well as an upper section that conceals the tiled roof. The façade is rich in rectangular reliefs, decorated cornices and moulding at the roof edges. At the rear of the house one can discern the sandstone restricting the railway line that was laid here in 1892. Save this picture!© Amit GeronIn the early 20th century the “Homestead Association” introduced a novel idea: no longer would small and crowded neighbourhoods be built, devoid of prior planning, such as Neve Tzedek and Neve Shalom, but instead a new, Hebrew, pre-planned city would be constructed, which would alter the face of the settlement in the land. This new approach constituted the complete opposite to the typical eclectic construction of the Homestead Association. The project revealed this new look not only through its turning to the city but also through the architectonic space of each of the apartments. The addition and the original building became one homogenous unit through the use of black zinc plating to coat the roof, walls, stairwells and window sills. The monolithic colour stressed the solid sculptured appearance of the building, shaped by the multitude of functional elements beyond the clean space of the apartments. Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe design of the addition responds to the geometry of the original tiled roof that characterised the eclectic houses of Tel Aviv. The zinc-plated walls of the addition frame the urban landscape. The building’s functions that need to be enclosed (e.g. stairways, lift, toilets, etc.) are located in the tin “pigeon-holes” that protrude from the side walls. The geometry enables each apartment to have a view of the city, with the sun at twilight penetrating deeply into the space. The floor plan is simple but the change in vertical levels creates an experience of change in space and an inclined orientation inside the apartments, somewhat resembling that of a loft. Save this picture!AxonometricSave this picture!Roof SectionsThe project exploits a maximum use of the ground as determined by the conservation plan. The distorted and inclined body of the addition follows the restrictions of the conservation plan quite literally. Each individual point on the roof depicts the maximum height permitted for an addition. The amorphous shape of the addition is increased by the “pigeon-holes” – the reliefs – fire escape and access to the stairwells. These additional elements help to integrate the fragmented appearance of the project into the environment. The project overlooks the remains of the early settlement in Tel Aviv, like a theatre setting: the original building is the stage, the old houses create the second layer and the new town provides the background.Save this picture!© Amit GeronProject gallerySee allShow lessDali Munwood Lakeside Resort Hotel / Init Design OfficeSelected ProjectsTwo Houses at Nichada / Alkhemist ArchitectsSelected Projects Share Israel Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/786361/jaggendorf-house-yaniv-pardo-architects Clipboard ArchDaily “COPY” Save this picture!© Amit Geron+ 28 Share Architects: Yaniv Pardo Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Houses Photographs: Amit Geron Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Jaggendorf House / Yaniv Pardo Architects Photographs Jaggendorf House / Yaniv Pardo ArchitectsSave this projectSaveJaggendorf House / Yaniv Pardo Architects CopyAbout this officeYaniv Pardo ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTel Aviv-YafoIsraelPublished on April 30, 2016Cite: “Jaggendorf House / Yaniv Pardo Architects” 29 Apr 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Advertisement £2012 by 2012: Paralympics-inspired fundraising appeal from local disability charity 60 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 2012 by 2012: Paralympics-inspired fundraising appeal from local disability charityTo celebrate 500 days to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games on 15 March, local disability charity Papworth Trust will launch a new fundraising campaign, £2012 by 2012.The campaign challenges groups or individuals to raise £2012 by the launch of the Games on 27 July next year. Everyone who succeeds will get a personal thank you letter from Phil Packer MBE, Papworth Trust Envoy and founder of the British Inspiration Trust.Great Britain wheelchair basketball player Lee Manning is backing the appeal. “With the Trust’s help, I hope I will be flying the flag for Britain at the 2012 Paralympics,” says Lee. “Papworth Trust already works with over 20,000 people each year in the East of England. With your help, every pound raised will support even more disabled people to achieve their goals.”Whether you’re an individual or a team, there are lots of ways to try to raise £2012. The Trust has put together an A-Z of fundraising ideas at www.papworth.org.uk/2012, where you can also register your interest in taking part and find other resources to support you.If you’d like to discuss any other 2012-themed fundraising ideas, or to sign up for £2012 by 2012, please contact Mandy Barker, Fundraising Manager, on 01480 357200 or email [email protected]—Ends—For EditorsTo request a high-resolution image of Phil Packer or Lee Manning, please email [email protected] or call 01480 357259 or 07528361511.About Papworth TrustLeading disability charity Papworth Trust helps over 17,000 people each year through a wide range of services covering Employment,Vocational Rehabilitation, Housing, Personal Support and Learning for Life and Work.Papworth Trust run these services in Cambridge, Bedfordshire, Huntingdon, Sawston, Peterborough, Papworth Everard and across the East of England. Please see www.papworth.org.uk for more details.For further information, please contact:Helen Sampson, Marketing Manager, Papworth TrustT: 01480 357259 (direct) M: 07528361511www.papworth.org.uk Howard Lake | 10 March 2011 | News Tagged with: Community fundraising disability East Anglia 59 total views, 1 views today 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.
Cavanaugh is a low-wage worker in Rockford, Ill., and a national leader of Fight Imperialism, Stand Together (FIST, fightimperialism.org). He delivered this talk at the Food Is a Right People’s Assembly in Chicago on Aug. 16.The life of a fast food worker is one of constant uncertainty, unrewarding work and sacrifices, poverty wages and bombardment by the bosses and corporate media telling us that we should be grateful for the crumbs they pass down to us. We clock in the earliest hours of the morning or work through the entire night, allowing these stores to make profits 24/7 and never close. We create enormous amounts of wealth through our labor, generating billions of dollars in profit while the bosses pay us wages so low they recommend that we apply for food stamps and second or even third jobs.For young workers it’s the same story — only with the extra baggage of age discrimination, trying to receive an education, and the common view that for some reason we do not need or deserve equitable compensation for our labor. Our unemployment rate runs over double the national average, and the poverty rate of youth is over 20 percent. This trend is unlikely to change course as this system, based solely on acquiring more profits, sheds skilled and living-wage jobs, inclining toward automation and part-time workers.The youth, those just entering the labor force and those who have been supporting themselves for years, are a huge section of the swollen ranks of the unemployed, which collectively leaves us with few options for getting by. We turn to things like selling our blood plasma, medical testing and activities deemed criminal, landing a tragic amount of young people incarcerated because this system no longer has a place for them.As we struggle even to find a job, let alone a job that can support us, we face the austerity of food stamp cuts. Almost half of all food stamp benefits go to people under 18, that being roughly 20 million youth who already struggle with access to food and hunger.In this light, we can see that these cuts are an attack not only on the poor and oppressed but specifically on youth, who feel the damaging effects of these cuts. This fact shouldn’t be lost in the course of our organizing and agitation. The youth have a key role to play in the movement. We should be in the forefront of this struggle, displaying all the courage and creativity we have to offer, like we did during the Wisconsin Capitol Occupation and the Occupy Wall Street movement.The re-emergence of youth taking a guiding role in the struggle, like they did in the liberation and anti-war movements of the 1960s and 70s, is a desperately needed and positive advancement. That, along with our heavy concentration in low-wage jobs — the new majority of the U.S. working class — puts youth in a position where we can help steer the labor movement in a more militant direction, geared at organizing sections of workers that the unions have previously been unable to organize.Even though the corporate media would probably call it my “youthful sense of over-entitlement” or “idealism,” I say with no apologies that it is every person’s human right to have healthy food, that every worker deserves $15 an hour, along with the right to a union, and that these goals are achievable through struggle.The bosses will come from every angle to delegitimize, disorient and pacify us and our message. They will lie, cheat and steal to get their way, but that doesn’t mean they will win.They can’t make profits if we shut them down. They can’t pit workers against each other if we educate and organize among the workers. They can’t claim we don’t represent mass sentiment when there are thousands of us in the street.We’ve started to see the $15-an-hour-and-a-union movement gaining traction, not only here in the U.S. but also internationally. Fast food workers held the first international strike on May 15 around that issue in over 200 cities. Not far from here, the McDonald’s headquarters was marched on, causing a shutdown of the campus. These events have been a big step forward, along with some local victories around the country to raise the minimum wage.These have been only first steps, though. The struggle ahead will be long and difficult, but I have no doubt that we will ultimately succeed. A living wage and access to food stamps are a life-or-death struggle for millions of youth across the country, and no court ruling, smear campaign or right-wing politicians can ultimately withstand our strength if we organize ourselves and stand with all those who are exploited and oppressed.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
The federal government is continuing its campaign of terror against migrants. On Jan. 8, the Department of Homeland Security announced plans to end temporary protected status for 200,000 immigrants from El Salvador. Salvadorans were granted the right to stay in the U.S. in the wake of two devastating earthquakes in 2001. TPS is granted to immigrants from countries suffering from natural disasters or civil wars.The Salvadorans join 55,000 Haitians who lost TPS in December. Both Haiti and El Salvador are among the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere; four out of 10 Salvadorans officially live in poverty, according to the World Bank. This has led to a dangerously high crime rate, with San Salvador, the country’s capital city, having the highest murder rate in Central America.El Salvador’s decline into extreme violence and poverty began in the 1980s, when the U.S. armed, trained and supported a right-wing government that carried out unspeakable atrocities against the people, This included the infamous massacre of 700 men, women and children in the village of El Mozote in 1981. Mass emigration followed that war.Homeland Security is giving these immigrants 18 months to leave or face deportation. The news has devastated Salvadoran families, who don’t want to introduce their children — many U.S.-born — to a life of violence and economic deprivation. Most of those affected by the order have been in the U.S. for over a decade; many have steady jobs, pay taxes and own homes.The Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador has blasted the order, denouncing Trump’s “dangerous agenda of closing off our country and getting rid of anyone who doesn’t meet their racist definition of a white citizen.” (cispes.org)Hondurans could also lose TPS, despite the current climate of government repression that has recently taken over 30 lives, left hundreds injured and led to hundreds of arrests.The anti-immigrant campaign continued on Jan. 10 when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted 98 surprise raids of 7-Eleven stores in 17 states. ICE Director Thomas D. Homan claimed the raids were directed against “U.S. businesses that hire and employ an illegal workforce” (New York Times, Jan. 10), but none of the bosses who exploit the undocumented were arrested. All 21 of the arrests were of workers who now face deportation.These raids, more of which could be forthcoming, represent a coordinated move to terrorize all the workers in these and similar stores. When was the last time that government agents went into workplaces en masse and arrested workers? Clearly, this is meant not only against the individuals being deported, but against the whole low-wage workers’ movement, which has largely been led by immigrants.The U.S. government has no right to deport immigrant workers to conditions of dire poverty, violence and political repression. It is the political and economic domination of these countries by foreign imperialist powers that has left Salvadorans, Haitians and Hondurans with no choice but to make the dangerous journey north. Every worker must stand with immigrant workers and declare: “No human being is illegal! No borders in the workers’ struggle!”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this