BEST OF THE BROKERS

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first_img whatsapp BEST OF THE BROKERS Show Comments ▼ CINEWORLDEvolution Securities has reiterated its “buy” rating on the stock ahead of this week’s interim results. The broker, which has a price target of 235p, is confident that current trading will be “excellent” due to the strong box office performance of hits like Toy Story 3, offsetting a weaker second quarter.PRUDENTIALS&P Equity Research rates the Prudential a “buy” after last week’s first-half results. It expects the group’s favourable business profile will lead the shares to outperform, outweighing a likely one-year slowdown in embedded value operating profit growth in 2011 as US margins normalise.INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELSCharles Stanley keeps its rating on IHG as a “hold” for the time being, despite better-than-expected interims last week. The broker is cautious over the increasing uncertainty of the shape of the global economic recovery, giving rise to short booking windows and limited visibility in the hotel sector. KCS-content Sunday 15 August 2010 10:13 pm whatsappcenter_img Share More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comAtlantic MirrorA Kilimanjaro Discovery Has Proved This About The BibleAtlantic MirrorTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastElite HeraldKate Middleton Dropped An Unexpected Baby BombshellElite HeraldTrading BlvdThis Picture of Prince Harry & Father at The Same Age Will Shock YouTrading BlvdTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Xstrata expands copper project

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Developing countries, developing markets

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Developing countries, developing markets 2nd May 2019 | By Josephine Watson An economics graduate, Cyril Casanova spent four years at the Financière de l’Echiquier where he discovered a passion for entrepreneurship. He co-founded Honoré Gaming in 2013 and is currently in charge of business development at the company.Emerging markets are one of the biggest talking points for the igaming industry, providing operators facing slowed growth in Europe an opportunity to secure a foothold in rapidly growing markets.However, many of these new markets are in developing countries where technology penetration is much lower and lifestyles are intrinsically different to those in Europe.Having spent six years working in these kinds of markets, Cyril Casanova, head of business development and co-founder at Honoré Gaming, says emerging markets such as Africa and Latin America present distinct challenges. Headstarts in niche marketsWhen Honoré Gaming was selected by PMU Partenaire (the African subsidiary of PMU, the French state-owned pool betting operator and the third largest in Europe), to provide the technology underpinning PMU’s expansion strategy, the company started its journey of moving into these emerging markets.“Their ambition through this project is to share their experiences in French horse racing and make it popular in Africa, especially the Frenchspeaking regions,” explains Casanova. “From that, we have been able to enter many markets: Madagascar, Mauritius and Congo, to name a few. With them and our other clients, we’re now in 21 countries, 16 of which are in Africa.”Since this early success, Casanova explains that Honoré’s strategy has been to target countries that may currently be viewed as niche markets for their competitors. “Five years ago, very few of them were looking at Africa, which meant we could take positions there with some our first clients,” he says.“If you look at these local communities, the popularity of sports betting is crazy. Entertainment is needed there, as they don’t have the same access we do in Europe and the US, so it’s a great position to be in.” Unique challengesAccording to Casanova, one well documented challenge is in accommodating the low quality telecom infrastructure and high cost of data. “We are talking about countries where surfing the web in the streets with 3G or 4G is not affordable for most people,” he says. “In Africa or Latin America, for example, you need to have very light websites and apps in order for people to be able to connect and make bets affordably. Very few betting solution providers are offering products that are really adapted to emerging countries.”However, while some challenges facing these markets may be more obvious, there are also many logistical hurdles to clear. Casanova explains that, particularly in less developed regions such as Africa, another constraint is the need for simple, user-friendly applications in order to facilitate local training.“Retail accounts for more than 80-85% of the local markets, so you need to hire people directly to the streets who can sell your products,” he says. “In most of these places, many people cannot read, so you need to anticipate this through very simple and intuitive betting applications.” High-cost operationsWhile these markets promise to be lucrative for the early winners, protecting cash flows is important to survive, says Casanova: “You need to secure the cash flow, have a tight process and a robust IT solution in order to oversee this.”Although sports betting and lottery are popular in these regions, ticket prices are often low, meaning profits also suffer. “Everything is imported there, so you have custom taxes and duties to contend with. Then there’s the fact that local competition is less important, so people can put prices at a high level,” he continues.Casanova adds that controlling activities in terms of licensing can also generate difficulties, especially when developing communities are thrown into the mix. He cites one experience with a client who was licensed by the state and held the monopoly in a small market. “When we visited them, we realised that two companies had decided to go and launch a betting operation, and they were still struggling to shut them down.It’s sometimes difficult because those companies are creating many jobs and it’s hard for politicians to close something that’s bringing positive growth to communities.“We are advising some national lotteries and other clients with licences to make the price low and be able to have the tools to fight against illegal competition.On the other hand, there are some times when regulations are tighter than you would expect. “In Europe, for example, if you publish the wrong odds by mistake, you can cancel them online, and in retail you can cut back,” he explains. “But not in Africa. If you publish the wrong odds you have to pay.”Additionally, with so much of the market being retail-based, Casanova says match-fixing is a significant problem.“We have also developed strong and powerful risk engines to combat fixed matches, as well as software that can calculate agent commissions, fees to be paid to local authorities, reports to facilitate cash projection and automated SMS messages for the courier to alert them when terminals need to be emptied and re-opened.”Despite these challenges, Casanova says the growth is in these markets, and that alone is reason enough to make the leap. However, when doing so, operators must develop an intelligent strategy and find an appropriate sports betting solution. Expanding beyond your primary markets is important, but so too is doing it in a responsible and intelligent manner. iGaming Business spoke to Honoré Gaming’s Cyril Casanova to discuss how his company is looking to emerging markets to grow its business Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Legal & compliance Legal & compliance Email Addresslast_img read more

DGOJ boss says gambling in Spain “not a public health problem”

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 11th February 2021 | By Conor Mulheir “That does not mean, however, that it is not necessary to try to prevent them from increasing their levels of play,” Arana continued. Regulation The director general of Spanish gambling regulator the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ) has said gambling is not a public health problem in the country, despite a government crackdown on the sector. A study published in October by the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) claimed that while 84.9% of the population of Spain participates in some form of gambling activity each year, the country has a problem gambling rate of just 0.3%. It therefore demanded a “balanced and proportionate” regulation of the activity, based on real data. Topics: Legal & compliance Marketing & affiliates Social responsibility Regulation Marketing regulation Tags: DGOJ Jdigital It pointed out that the online gambling market in Spain is one of the most heavily regulated worldwide, and that Spanish gambling legislation has been used as an example of good practice in many other countries. Jdigital said that these conclusions mean that the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and government at large have acted with conscious arbitrariness and disproportionality, in introducing restrictions such as new advertising regulations introduced throughout 2020 and 2021. DGOJ boss says gambling in Spain “not a public health problem” The latest reports from Spain’s National Drugs Plan, it said, showed again that the prevalence of problem gambling in Spain is less than 0.5% among the population aged 15 to 64, that this figure has remained stable since 2015 and moreover has shown a downward trend. During a conference call organised by the Madrid Workers Commissions (CCOO), director general of the DGOJ Mikel Arana said that, according to the regulator’s own prevalence studies, “the vast majority of people who gamble, whether online or offline, do so as a leisure activity and it is not a health problem for them”. In January, the Ministry for Consumer Affairs said its key priority for 2021 would be consumer protection, continuing to implement and tighten the advertising restrictions introduced last year, as well as other projects such as the consolidation of Spain’s region-specific self-exclusion databases into a single list. Regulations including strict limits on the hours that gambling advertising is permitted on TV and radio, a blanket ban on all promotional acquisition offers and the outlawing of gambling sponsorships of sports teams, have been brought into effect throughout 2020. The association also said the regulations are likely to lead to more damage and a greater lack of protection than that which existed before. This, it said, equated to one of the lowest rates of problem gambling in any country worldwide. It argued that the current proposals and recently created regulations, in contrast, are only justified by populist arguments or media headlines, without taking into account the consequences they will have on a sector whose activity is already highly regulated. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Spain Jdigital said the online sector has always been in favour of regulation, and has pledged a firm commitment to eradicate the prevalence of problem gambling behaviours and protect its users, especially those who are most vulnerable. Email Addresslast_img read more

RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) 2019 Abridged Report

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first_imgRDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 abridged results.For more information about RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: RDC Properties Limited (RDCP.bw)  2019 abridged results.Company ProfileRDC Properties Limited is a property management, development and rental company in Botswana. It also has interests in Madagascar through a Mauritian-based subsidiary. The company develops and manages commercial, industrial and residential developments which are based in prime locations in major towns and cities of Botswana. RDC Properties Limited offers long-term value to its shareholders through construction income, rental income, hospitality income, capital appreciation and the sale of premium properties. Landmark properties in its portfolio include Masa Centre, Standard Chartered House, Chobe Marina Lodge and Isalo Rock Lodge. RDC Properties is investigating investment opportunities to expand its footprint in South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia.last_img read more

Forget buy to let! A share I’d buy to profit from the rental boom

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first_img Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Christopher Ruane | Monday, 23rd November, 2020 | More on: GRI See all posts by Christopher Ruane chris231 has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images Forget buy to let! A share I’d buy to profit from the rental boomcenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Buy to let is a popular way to earn some extra income. As well as regular income, a lot of properties also increase in value over time. But owning and renting a property can involve a lot of hassle. From agency fees to repair costs, even buying a cheap property to rent out can involve additional expenses.I like the idea of owning and renting property to earn some extra cash each month. But I don’t want the hassle of buy to let. That is why buying shares in companies that rent properties is so attractive to me. That way, I can benefit from property rentals without needing to do it myself.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…Why I’d pick Britain’s leading listed residential landlordA lot of property companies are listed on the stock market. But many focus on office buildings or shopping centres. The pandemic has shown that falls in demand can affect these types of properties. Whatever happens with the pandemic, though, people will need a place to live. That is why I would be looking for a landlord of residential properties.The biggest listed residential landlord is Grainger (LSE: GRI). The size alone attracts my interest. I think larger residential landlords with diversified portfolios benefit from less exposure to problems in any one geographical area.Grainger’s size is only one part of its appeal for me, however. I also like the fact that it consistently rents its properties and collect payments on time. One of the difficulties in owning a buy-to-let property can be finding reliable tenants, or getting tenants to pay their rent when the economy is weak. Grainger recently revealed in its annual results that its average occupancy level was 95% and it managed 97% average rent collection. I find those high occupancy and rental collection rates reassuring.To me, Grainger is better than buy to letAnother reason I like Grainger is that the company has ambitious growth plans. Its existing portfolio should keep on earning money for decades. But the company also has a number of large newbuild projects underway. The company expects its ‘private rented sector’ building stock – homes it builds to let – will double in the coming five years.One of the attractions of buy to let is that as an investor, an increase in house prices could lead to capital gains. As Grainger expands its portfolio, I expect that any long-term movement in property values will also be reflected in its share price. But unlike getting involved in property management myself, I can benefit from a housing market improvement without needing to worry about mortgage repayments or negative equity.Renting out property isn’t always as easy as it seems, especially when things go wrong. I would rather leave it to the professionals, such as Grainger. Doing that, I can benefit from the home rental market without the hassles of getting involved myself. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

Busy week ahead for parents and students at Apopka Elementary

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first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here From Apopka Elementary SchoolParents and students will have an exciting week of events coming up. Literacy week begins Monday, January 23 and each scholar should have come home with a sticker outlining the daily events.On Monday, January 23 we are asking everyone to wear a shirt with words.Our SAC and PTA meeting will also be Monday starting at 5:00 pm. Immediately following the SAC and PTA meeting all 3rd-5th grade parents will be provided with pertinent Florida Standards Assessment information and have an opportunity to interact with the practice assessment.Please join us Thursday, January 26 from 5-7 pm for our Literacy Changes the World multicultural night. Friday, January 27 is the 100th day of school! Thanks for all you do and have a wonderful weekend.Parents are asked to complete this survey. Please click the link below and complete. Thanks in advance for your support and for choosing Apopka Elementary.OCPS Parent Survey Spring 2017 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSApopka Elementary School Previous articleKaBOOM! New Lake Avenue playground coming…Next articleTallahassee tries to break a vicious cycle Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate last_img read more

UK Fundraising restores site search facility

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first_imgUK Fundraising restores site search facility 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. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Digital We are still, however, working on the advanced search tool.center_img  17 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 May 2005 | News It is now possible, once again, to search UK Fundraising’s 7,000+ pages of information using our site search tool.The tool disappeared as we introduced the newly designed site and took longer than we planned to restore.It is now back, and once again allows you to search the site. Given the large volume of information on the site, we automatically split the search results into different areas – news, suppliers, jobs, forum messages, training courses and books. This allows you to home in on what you are looking for and drill down for further detail. Advertisementlast_img read more

Fundraising Ideas: Over 225 Money Making Events for Community Groups with a Resource Directory

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first_imgFundraising Ideas: Over 225 Money Making Events for Community Groups with a Resource Directory AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 October 2007 | News  12 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.last_img read more

Pioneer Agronomy Update 5/14/14

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first_imgHome News Feed Pioneer Agronomy Update 5/14/14 By Gary Truitt – May 14, 2014 Listen to the complete report from Stephanie Smith SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter For the last two years, planting has been difficult in Indiana; it was either too dry or too wet. While this year planting was later than average, the conditions were ideal. “We could not have asked for any better conditions at planting,” said Stephanie Smith, field agronomist with DuPont Pioneer. She told HAT much of the Northern Indiana corn crop has been planted and is beginning to emerge, but heavy rains this week are causing some problems, “We have seen some very heavy rains, and there are some fields in the Grant County area that have standing water on them.”  She added the extent of any damage will not be known for a few days yet.center_img Smith’s advice for growers is that, as the crop emerges, evaluate your stands, “Get out there and measure a 17’5″ strip on your 30 inch rows. If you have less than 25 plants, that will translate to 25,000 plants per acre. You are probably in some trouble and should consider replanting.” She said it is still early enough that replanting should not be a problem. Another concern Smith has is uneven emergence, “We planted into some dry soils; and, depending on seed placement and seed depth, we may have some uneven stands.” SHARE She also suggested some early scouting for insects, “The concern this year is cutworms. Moth flights have been heavy, so getting out and scouting fields will be important.” Previous articleEmergence, the Next Big IssueNext articleIndiana Milkmen Turn their Sites to Indy 500 Duties Gary Truitt Pioneer Agronomy Update 5/14/14last_img read more