Holland Casinos forced to close venues until January

first_imgThe first wave of Covid-19 saw the casinos close their doors from mid-March, and this was originally expected to last until September, until negotiations between the government and the operator saw reopening pushed forward to 1 July. Holland Casinos forced to close venues until January Dutch state-owned casino operator Holland Casinos has shut all of its properties until January 2021 after the Netherlands’ government tightened its novel coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown over the festive period. The casinos were then subject to a midnight curfew from September, as cases began to rise once again, which culminated in a second national lockdown, from 4 to 18 November.  Turnover for the first half of 2020 was down 58.7% to €146.3m, with net loss for the period coming to €28.3m, compared to a €32.5m profit in the prior year.  Regions: Western Europe Netherlands The operator’s 14 properties across the countries will therefore remain closed until 19 January next year.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address Topics: Casino & games Land-based casino Land-based casino Tags: Holland Casino With no legal online gambling – as a result of delays to the planned launch of regulated igaming – Holland Casino has taken a major financial hit from the pandemic.  Earlier this week Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said non-essential shops and businesses would close for five weeks after November’s lockdown – which also forced Holland Casino to close its doors – failed to reduce Covid-19 cases.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 16th December 2020 | By Robin Harrison It is the third time the pandemic has seen Holland Casino forced to shut its venues in 2020. last_img read more

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UK growth stocks: 3 easy things I do to boost my potential profits

first_img jonathansmith1 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. Jonathan Smith | Friday, 28th May, 2021 Enter Your Email Address See all posts by Jonathan Smith In my opinion, it’s harder than usual to generate a high investment return today. Interest rates are low and average dividend yields are also paltry. For me, it’s more important than ever to hold UK growth stocks. This is at least one way that I can still generate above average returns from smart stock picking. Last year showed me that, with multiple FTSE 100 stocks delivering 100% returns in a single year. But as the post-crash stock market recovery continues, with UK growth stocks in general, there are several things I’m doing to try and squeeze the lemon harder.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…Putting my money to useFirst, I’m making sure that I don’t have too much cash sitting idly in my Stocks and Shares ISA. The new ISA year began last month, and so I try and put money into it, even if I haven’t actually invested it in stocks yet. This would also apply to me if I had spare cash sitting in my bank account, without an ISA.It sounds obvious, but having cash set aside for investing that isn’t invested doesn’t make sense. I get the concept that I want to wait and buy on dips, or even have funds ready for another stock market crash. But for the most part, the sooner I get the funds into UK growth stocks, the better. Even if it’s just an extra month or two, these missed returns can hurt when multiplied over lots of stocks.Another point worth mentioning when trying to make my money work harder is to not be afraid of holding on to loss-making UK growth stocks in the short term. By their very nature, growth stocks have higher volatility. This means that the ‘drawdowns’ (the size of the high to low share price swings) can be quite large. In this regard, I might be sitting on a paper loss at some point if I buy during a dip (declining stocks can always fall further). However, to boost my longer-term profit, I’m actually better off staying invested. If I sell out for a loss and keep flipping into different stocks, my knee-jerk trading could make things worse. Instead, by holding my UK growth stocks for the long term, the probability is that they’ll return to the green.One caveat here is that the above point assumes all stocks will recover. Each situation is different, so I’m not saying I never sell a stock for a loss if I see better long-term opportunities elsewhere.Being sensible with UK growth stocksFinally, I want to take some profit from UK growth stocks over time. This might seem counterintuitive, but hear me out. Let’s say I own three stocks, all up 50%. If I trim 10% profit off each one, it frees up funds that I can then invest in another stock. Using my profit to buy a new stock helps to diversify my risk by adding more stocks to the pot. And trimming at certain times protects my portfolio just in case another crash comes. Overall, from getting my funds invested through to reinvesting profits into new stocks, there are several ways I can make my money work harder. Image source: Getty Images “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. UK growth stocks: 3 easy things I do to boost my potential profitslast_img read more

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Rebels ready for huge Crusaders challenge

first_img“Scans reveal the injury is minor, but he will miss this weekend’s game against the Crusaders at AAMI Park as a precaution,” said Hill. “He will be eased back into training over the next fortnight in readiness for our first Super Rugby fixture against the Waratahs at AAMI Park on March 2.”The Rebels’ coaching staff planned their pre-season trial game period around facing high quality opposition, and they don’t come much better than last year’s finalist. The Crusaders have named close to a full strength squad, and with their first game of the season only a week away, they will want to play well to ensure they hit the ground running come Round One.“It looks like they’ve picked close to a full strength side,” said Hill. “I’m not sure if all of their stars are playing, but even if they don’t their back up players are world class. It doesn’t matter what players the Crusaders put out you always come up against a quality team and that’s what we’ll get this weekend as well.” LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS GEELONG, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 03: James O’Connor and Kurtley Beale of the Rebels look on before the Super Rugby trial match between the Melbourne Rebels and the Chiefs at Simonds Stadium on February 3, 2012 in Geelong, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images) Beale will sit out the final trail matchMelbourne Rebels will treat the third and final trial game of the pre-season program more like a Super Rugby game than he has for any of the other games so far this season.Coming up against the Crusaders at AAMI Park this Saturday night, the most successful Super Rugby team in the competition’s history, will be the ideal preparation for the Rebels’ first Super Rugby game of the season against the Waratahs in a fortnight’s time.“We’re approaching it a little more game-specific,” said Hill. “We haven’t settled on a team (for the Waratahs) but we’re very close, and we’re looking to give certain combinations longer time together on the field.“It’s our third trial and it will be our hardest trial as well. It will be our final test before we go into the season proper and will give us a good indication of where we are at in a number of aspects of our game.”While Hill will play as close to his best side as he can for the majority of this game, one man who won’t take his place in the team is new recruit Kurtley Beale. The fullback suffered a slight hamstring strain during Thursday morning’s training session and will be rested from this game. Starting XV:1. Rodney Blake2. Ged Robinson3. Tighthead Prop4. Adam Byrnes5. Hugh Pyle6. Luke Jones7. Tom Chamberlain8. Gareth Delve9. Nick Phipps10. Danny Cipriani11. Cooper Vuna12. James O’Connor13. Mitch Inman14. Lachlan Mitchell15. Mark Gerrard.Replacement: 16. Luke Holmes17. Nic Henderson18. Alister Campbell19. Tim Davidson20. Richard Kingi21. Nic Stirzaker22. Heath Tessmann23. James Hilgendorf24. Eddie Aholelei25. Lloyd Johansson27. Luke Beauchamp28. James King29. Isaiah Moseselast_img read more

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Wekiva High School students provide holiday entertainment

first_img Please enter your name here From Staff Reports and Orange County Public Schools NewsroomIn non-pandemic times, supportive family and faculty members would fill a school’s performing art center or cafetorium to hear students showcase the sweet sounds of the holidays. However, 2020 was anything but normal. Since you couldn’t go to them this year, there are a sampling of streamed shows from five local schools for the community to enjoy, including from our own Wekiva High School.Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the Wekiva’s Fine Arts Department proudly persevered and found a way to assemble and present their 2020 Prism Concert. It is the 14th installment in an annual tradition that has existed since the school opened, and while the presentation is different this year to accommodate the need to present it virtually, the mission is still the same: to showcase the talented students in each of our arts disciplines. This year’s performance by Wekiva High students includes their art, band, chorus, color guard, dance, orchestra, and theatre programs. Ordinarily, the Prism Concert is a significant and essential source of revenue for Wekiva Arts. But this year, in order to make the virtual presentation format available to as many of their families as possible, they did not require advance purchase of admission to view this event. That being said, they said they would be deeply grateful if you wanted to make a donation online to the Wekiva Fine Arts Program in consideration of your enjoyment of this event. You can do so at this link: https://www.schoolpay.com/pay/for/Pri…Virtual High School Holiday ConcertsWekiva High School ConcertBoone High School ChorusCypress Creek Performing ArtsLake Nona Middle School ChorusStone Lakes Elementary School concertSome shows are available for purchase, like Dr. Phillips Winter Wonderland dance performance, Windermere HS’s dance team (see trailer) and Winter Park HS’s  “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play.”Also, from 4:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Christmas Day, WKMG will air “Best of” student musical performances from the past five years. Tune in to fill your home with the perfect background music. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGS2020 Prism ConcertChriistmas Day ConcertHoliday ConcertOrange County Public SchoolsRadioVirtualwekiva high schoolWKMG Previous articleDept. of Health in Orange Co. receives first shipment of 16,000 Moderna vaccine dosesNext articleRegeneron offered by AdventHealth at new clinic in Central Florida Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Wekiva High School students LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address herelast_img read more

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Advanced Computer Software Group acquires ConsultCRM

first_img Advertisement Advanced Computer Software Group plc, which provides the fundraising and membership packages Care and Integra, has acquired ConsultCRM, the Microsoft Dynamics CRM practice.ConsultCRM’s clients range from finance and professional services to technology, defence and membership. Advanced, which is a Microsoft Gold Partner, will further integrate Microsoft Dynamics CRM to its systems.Surrey-based ConsultCRM helps business implement all stages of the CRM process, whether using Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, on-site or via a private cloud.Vin Murria, CEO, Advanced Computer Software Group, said:“Microsoft Dynamics CRM is recognised globally as a leading CRM solution and this acquisition will enhance our CRM offering across all sectors.“Significantly, the acquisition complements Advanced’s existing back office product portfolio, providing customers with a broader solution set and single point of supply. It strengthens Advanced’s CRM expertise and will enable the group to provide a complete end-to-end solution in the not-for-profit sector.” 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 MoreAddThis3 Tagged with: Technology Howard Lake | 4 April 2014 | News  156 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis3  155 total views,  1 views today Advanced Computer Software Group acquires ConsultCRMlast_img read more

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McManus doesn’t push it…

first_imgNewsLocal NewsMcManus doesn’t push it…By admin – August 11, 2011 528 Print Linkedin Advertisement Limerick Post EditorialTHE decision taken by JP McManus to request a low profile ceremony in City Hall this Wednesday, for the handing over of a medallion in his honour, to be included on the Mayoral chain, is to be applauded.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The corporate sector section at City Hall advised Mayor Jim Long that the media was to be excluded from the event and that a press release and photographs would instead be issued.Former Mayor Cllr Kevin Kiely, had initiated the idea to honour Mr McManus for what he described as the success of his horse Don’t Push It in the Grand National at Aintree, but as the Limerick Post reported, went on something of a solo run and did not adhere to protocol.It emerged that leading figures in City Hall had  reservations about the wording.There is a train of thought  that Mr McManus is a person who values his privacy and while it will not be disputed that he was a worthy recipient of past honours bestowed on him in his native county, his request for a low profile ceremony on this occasion might be construed as sending out a veiled message to others who might entertain thoughts of further recognising his contribution to local life.Limerick City Hall must be unique in that it has a hall dedicated to Mr McManus’ Cheltenham Champion Hurdle winner Istabraq, and the Mayoral Chain featuring a medallion celebrating the success of another horse, Grand National winner, Don’t Push It, also owned by Mr McManus. WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleWho will make the cut?Next articleFootball takes centre stage this weekend admin Twitter Email Facebooklast_img read more

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Gardai to investigate phone hacking allegations amid City of Culture controversy

first_imgTwitter Email NewsBreaking newsGardai to investigate phone hacking allegations amid City of Culture controversyBy admin – January 6, 2014 724 Facebook Linkedin Andrew CareyCHRISTINE may be battering the west coast with high winds, heavy rain and surging seas but Limerick’s status as the nation’s first city of culture is taking an awful beating, and now it seems that the Gardai are set to become involved.The storm at the centre of the City of Culture controversy does not seem to be over just yet as the tale took another twist this Monday morning when the front page of Irish Independent reported that the Gardai are to investigate allegations of phone hacking amid the resignation of Patricia Ryan from her position as CEO.It is understood that Gardai are to receive a formal complaint from Ms Ryan alleging that her phone was hacked.News of her departure emerged on social media websites a number of hours before an official statement was released.In their story, the Irish Independent reports that Ms Ryan fears her voicemail messages were hacked as news of her intention to step down was leaked online before she had informed anyone other than family.The Limerick City of Culture facebook page was hacked over the weekend and the phone hacking allegations comes as the latest development in the saga that kicked off Limerick’s year of celebration as City of Culture 2014.Arrangements are being put in place to replace both MS Ryan as CEO and Karl Wallace as Artistic Director in the coming days.It is understood that the positions are to be advertised before the week is out and Minister Jimmy Deenihan is to meet with the board and concerned parties to make changes to the running of the year long celebrations.center_img WhatsApp Advertisement Print Previous articleMinister Deenihan to meet Limerick city of Culture Board and ensure local involvementNext articleFour UL Eagles involved in Irish Premier side adminlast_img read more

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Google Wallet Co-Founder Appointed CEO of QRails

first_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google Wallet Co-Founder Appointed CEO of QRails Pinterest DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– QRails, a cloud-based, open API issuer processor enabling clients in the US, Latin America, and Europe to deliver earned wage access and other innovative digital payment solutions, today shared Brian Brinkley’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer. Gerard Griffin, co-founder of QRails and Chief Executive Officer since July 2019, will take on the role of Chairman. The Google Wallet co-founder has been a key member of the QRails leadership team since 2019. As Chief Technology Officer, Brinkley leveraged his payments and technology expertise to drive significant improvements in the QRails tech stack, a key component to the success and delivery of its recently launched earned wage access product, AnyDay. In 2020, The Financial Technology Report named him one of The Top 25 Fintech CTOs. “It is with great pleasure that we announce Brian Brinkley as our new CEO,” said QRails Co-Founder and Chairman Gerard Griffin. “Brian is a true visionary with an outstanding ability to conceptualize, execute, and lead. We look forward to the path ahead for QRails and AnyDay with him at the helm.” As CEO, Brinkley will continue to implement fintech solutions that further establish QRails’ and AnyDay’s ability to provide leading API-driven payment products. “2021 holds great promise for QRails and AnyDay,” noted Brian Brinkley. “We have an exceptional team of individuals working together to reshape the payments industry, and I am really excited to be leading the team.” For more information on QRails and AnyDay, please visit www.QRails.com and www.AnyDayIsPayday.com. About QRails QRails is a cloud-based, API-driven issuer-processor enabling clients in the US, Latin America, and Europe to deliver innovative digital payment solutions. QRails clients benefit from purpose-built technology offering secure and flexible APIs as well as easy access to an expert team committed to delivering responsive customer service. QRails’ flagship solution is AnyDay, the world’s first vertically integrated provider of end-to-end earned wage access and other financial wellness solutions. Founded in 2016, QRails, Inc., together with its U.K. subsidiary QRails Limited, is privately held by a group of industry leaders and leading investors. QRails has attained industry certifications under PCI DSS, SOC, ACA and GDPR. About AnyDay AnyDay is the world’s first vertically integrated provider of earned wage access and other financial wellness solutions. Thanks to the payments’ infrastructure of its parent QRails, the AnyDay platform enables payroll processors, human capital management companies, workforce management providers, and large corporations to deliver an immediate advance of earned wages to employees at low to no cost. For more information, please visit www.AnyDayisPayday.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005603/en/ CONTACT: MEDIA Shannon Furey [email protected] 732-721-0890 – ext. 105 732-995-1638 KEYWORD: COLORADO UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE NETWORKS HUMAN RESOURCES DATA MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TECHNOLOGY MOBILE/WIRELESS SECURITY SOURCE: QRails Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 09:38 AM/DISC: 01/27/2021 09:38 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127005603/encenter_img Facebook TAGS  Local NewsBusiness Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleNokia and Hiya Successfully Test Europe’s First Cloud-based VoLTE Network Integration for Call ProtectionNext articleM&T Bank Enlists Point Predictive’s Powerful Outsourced Fraud Mitigation to Keep Auto Loan Risk at Bay Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

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Heavy rain could trigger mudslides, flash floods in California as rescuers search for wildfire victims

first_imgMason Trinca for The Washington Post via Getty Images(PARADISE, Calif.) — Heavy rain is forecast in parts of California on Wednesday, potentially triggering flash floods, debris flows or mudslides in areas where wildfires recently killed more than 80 people and destroyed nearly 17,000 structures.At least 870 people still were unaccounted in the wake of wildfires that have scorched nearly 400 square miles of land across the Golden State, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.Brian Ferreira, a rescue squad officer for California Task Force 4, said the heavy rain could wash away potential “remains, or cremains,” and impede the search for victims. His team and other rescue crews across the state are racing to get as much done as possible before rain starts falling later today, likely continuing the next few days.“When the rain comes, [it’s] going to consolidate the material and make it more dense and pack it down. And it’s going to present much more like soil,” Ferreira told reporters on the ground Wednesday. “So anything we find or hope to find that’s still there, it’s gonna make a difficult task just that much more difficult.”“We’re going to go as hard as we can, as long as we can, until we can’t go anymore,” he added. “That’s what’s going to happen.”The worst of the rain systems could hit Paradise, a town virtually wiped out by wildfire, with as much as 5 inches of rain through Friday.The rain is good news, overall, according to meteorologists, because it will boost air quality and lower the risk of new fires igniting this winter, but it likely will bring isolated mudslides and flash flooding to areas devastated by wildfires.A flash flood watch is in effect Wednesday through Friday for several areas in Northern California, including Butte County, where the Camp Fire left 81 dead — making it the deadliest and most destructive wildland fire in state history.“Properties impacted by the wildfires, and downstream of those areas, are at risk for flash flooding, mudflows and debris flows during periods of intense rainfall,” Butte County officials warned residents earlier this week. “Wildfires can alter the terrain and soil conditions reducing the capacity for the ground to absorb water creating conditions for these types of hazards.”The National Weather Service also warned residents in low-lying areas of Butte County to prepare for possible road problems and potential evacuations due to flooding, falling rocks or debris flows during or after this stretch of precipitation.Rain also is forecast in parts of Southern California, including where the Woolsey Fire killed at least three people and scorched more than 96,000 acres.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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