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Casino & games Betsson has reported year-on-year growth across revenue and gross profit for 2018, due in part to a record performance by the business in the fourth quarter. Group revenue for the 12 months to December 31, 2018, came in at SEK5.42bn (£455.5m/€515.5m/$581.9m), up 15% on SEK4.72bn in 2017. Betsson put this increase down to growth for its casino product in both the Western European and Nordic markets. Overall casino revenue for the full year amounted to SEK4.08bn, up 19% from SEK3.44bn last year, while sportsbook revenue also climbed 6% from SEK1.14bn to EK1.24bn. Higher revenue also helped push Betsson’s gross profit up from SEK3.42bn in 2017 to SEK3.86bn for the full year. Meanwhile, operating expenses increased from SEK2.54bn to SEK2.67bn, mainly due to additional staffing costs. Personnel expenses were up from SEK786.4m to SEK813.9m while marketing expenses also rose from SEK969.6m to SEK994.5m. However, despite these higher expenses, the gambling group was able to post a healthy operating income of SEK1.12bn, up from SEK882.2m last year. Income before tax climbed from SEK842.9m to SEK1.15bn, while net income was also up from SEK786.5m to SEK1.08bn. Betsson also noted a rise in EBITDA for the full year, with the amount standing at SEK1.51bn, compared to SEK1.15bn in 2017. As a result, its EBITDA margin was higher at 27.8%. Analysing the results, CEO Pontus Lindwall (pictured) paid special attention to Betsson’s showing in the fourth quarter, during which group revenue hit a record high of SEK1.44bn, up 14% on SEK1.26bn last year. Operating income also increased 56% year-on-year to a record SEK341.5m. “For the third consecutive quarter Betsson delivered all-time high revenue and EBIT and proved 2018 to be a turning point,” he said. Lindwall also hailed the success of the group’s ‘back on track’ programme, which it launched a year ago as part of an efficiency drive. “A year ago we announced the plan that involved the entire organisation, he said. “Since then, the focus has been on the development of products and technology to continue to deliver the best customer experience. At the same time, there has been a strong determination to improve efficiency in marketing and in internal processes to increase profitability.” Lindwall also referenced the group’s successful preparations for and launch in the regulated Swedish market, which went live last month. With customer activity currently is in line with expectations, he said that Betsson anticipates long-term growth in the country as the market matures. “Long-term we expect the market to grow in a sustainable manner and overall we remain positive about industry growth in regulated markets,” he said. Record Q4 drives Betsson to full-year growth Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Email Address 14th February 2019 | By contenteditor Topics: Casino & games Finance Betsson has reported year-on-year growth across revenue and gross profit for 2018, due in part to a record performance by the business in the fourth quarter. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter
University Press (UPL.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Printing & Publishing sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about University Press (UPL.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the University Press (UPL.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: University Press (UPL.ng) 2020 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileUniversity Press Plc (UPPLC) publishes, prints, markets and distributes books in Nigeria for the education and general reading sectors. Educational books cover curriculum titles for the pre-primary, primary, junior, senior secondary and tertiary sectors. The company also produces material for teacher training, research categories and general reading as well as dictionaries, encyclopedias and language and cultural publications. University Press Plc was founded in 1949 and formerly known as Oxford University Press Nigeria. The company started publishing and printing indigenous titles in 1963 when it came out with the first ever local educational publication in Nigeria. Today, University Press Plc is the oldest publishing house in Nigeria exporting to a broad selection of countries in the rest of Africa. Its company head office is in Ibadan, Nigeria. University Press Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
United States Projects Tim Palen Studio at Shadow Mountain / ecotechdesignSave this projectSaveTim Palen Studio at Shadow Mountain / ecotechdesign Houses ArchDaily Tim Palen Studio at Shadow Mountain / ecotechdesign “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/128736/tim-palen-studio-at-shadow-mountain-ecotechdesign Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/128736/tim-palen-studio-at-shadow-mountain-ecotechdesign Clipboard CopyHouses•San Bernardino, United States “COPY” Save this picture!© Jack Parsons Photography+ 43 Share Architects: ecotechdesign Photographs Photographs: Jack Parsons PhotographyText description provided by the architects. The Tim Palen Studio at Shadow Mountain is a 2nd generation pre-fab design for a residence and workplace developed by ecotechdesign in collaboration with ecotechbuild. A container hybrid prototype this kit-like housing product is offered for the first time to homeowners who want more than what is currently available with pre-fab and manufactured housing, even custom construction. Loosely based on the efficient Prius automobile engineering concept, the hybrid house concept combines diverse pre-engineered building and energy conservation features to maximize efficiency and cost savings, while offering architectural design flexibility and variation. The hybrid house consists of cargo containers and pre-engineered steel building components that can be erected and combined together at the site, often in less than an hour. Save this picture!© Jack Parsons PhotographyThe project is composed of diverse recycled steel components, including six repurposed ISO containers, a Butler pre-engineered building, a 10,000 gallon steel water tank, and a metal shade canopy with integrated steel framing system that provides extraordinary strength, earthquake, fire and wind protection, as well as large window and door openings to maximize natural daylighting, ventilation, and cooling. Save this picture!© Jack Parsons PhotographyThe design incorporates a bolt-on solar home shading system. The adjustable steel frame and shade system creates 50% solar heat, glare and wind reduction on the building, and solar breezeway that allows for plug-in attachment of future solar electric and water heating panel arrays. Save this picture!© Jack Parsons PhotographyMovable, bolt and add-on modules use greywater irrigation and are planted with native desert plants and sedums to absorb heat, glare, dust and CO2. Water conservation was also part of the design integrating greywater, water harvesting and storage systems. Save this picture!© Jack Parsons Photography“By combining high-efficiency and mass-produced modular construction methods with innovative design in one of the harshest climate zones in North America, we have developed a low-cost, sustainable, housing system that can be transported and quickly erected anywhere in the world,” explains Architect, Walter Scott Perry, AIA, and Principal of ecotechdesign. “The typical housing project in San Bernardino County takes one to three months to go through entitlement and permitting alone,” adds Contractor, Eric Engheben “Our project was approved and permitted in just one week.”Save this picture!© Jack Parsons PhotographyThe residence is constructed from 5-20′ long recycled cargo containers that were fabricated and finished in Los Angeles and then shipped to the site where they were erected and stacked 2 high in 15 minutes each. All site work, including foundations and utility placement was constructed at the remote desert site during container fabrication in Los Angeles. Save this picture!© Jack Parsons PhotographyThe residence is the 1 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath, 2 story model hybridhouse_1 design that has been adapted for a media client who required a separate photo studio and storage building. The studio is constructed of a Butler pre-engineered steel building with plug-in cargo container storage. It is naturally daylite with 22″ dia. Solutubes, which can be manually controlled and temperature balanced using efficient, dimmable strip lighting. Save this picture!© Jack Parsons PhotographyThe container residence and the pre-engineered, steel studio structure act as two bookends that support framing and, in turn a perforated metal shade canopy that wraps the container’s roof, south-facing steel walls and the dramatic 20′ high outside living space, aka solar breezeway to provide protection against desert heat, glare, wind and blowing sand. The breezeway, in turn moderates and then directs a flow of air through the container spaces to enhance passive cooling. A naturally lit, steel-clad stair structure connects the 2 level stacked containers and doubles as a 20′ story high photo gallery in which to display artwork.Save this picture!© Jack Parsons PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessLiving with Modernity: Brasilia—Chandigarh / Iwan BaanArticles’Trimo Urban Crash’ Competition WinnersArticles Share CopyAbout this officeecotechdesignOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesSan BernardinoSustainabilityOfficesHousesUnited StatesPublished on April 18, 2011Cite: “Tim Palen Studio at Shadow Mountain / ecotechdesign” 18 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021.
Y Duplex Penthouse / Pitsou Kedem Architects photographs: Amit GeronPhotographs: Amit Geron Design Team:Pitsou Kedem, Ran M. Broides.Styling For Photographs:Eti BuskilaCity:Tel Aviv-YafoCountry:IsraelMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Amit GeronRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcText description provided by the architects. This is a small yet complex project of a duplex apartment renovation that was, for the architects, an especially challenging project. How would it be possible to install meaning and architectural values to a roof top apartment in a “standard” uninspired design multi-story building located amongst a row of similar structures in one of Tel Aviv’s bourgeois neighborhoodsSave this picture!© Amit GeronThe apartment was designed to integrate with the architectural language and characteristics of other projects by the architectural firm and thus, using modern architectural values, it combines modern elements by using materials in their raw form: exposed concrete wall, iron stairs and furniture, a terrazzo floor, poured on-site and unpainted wood. Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe space created by the new stairwell, divides the movement and the axis of the existing space in a way that creates a dramatic architectural cross section through the apartment, links the different levels and allows natural light to penetrate the building through glass skylights inserted into the roof of the upper floor. Save this picture!SectionThe new cross section creates a double space with transparent glass and a system of moveable wooden slats that makes it possible to create a view between the spaces or to allow privacy and natural light control.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe restraint and scale of the apartment design avoiding the use of gimmicks make it into a “timeless architecture”.Save this picture!© Amit GeronThe raw materials and the attempt to create an architecture that was both unfashionable and timeless is complemented by the books and pieces of art hung throughout the apartment including works by the artist Guy Yanai. Save this picture!Lower Floor PlanDespite the fact that the apartments has a small area, the spaces feel large and spacious. The wide and open views out to the scenery and in between the neighberhood buildings create the feeling of a light and airy space. The border between the interior spaces and the balconies is almost totally blurred by a thin glass panel system. The use of the same flooring, purred terrazzo, both inside and outside also contributes to this feeling of continuity.Save this picture!© Amit GeronProject gallerySee allShow lessVideo: Leibar&Seigneurin on their “Sculptural” Social Housing Project in AngletVideosMühlestrasse Residential and Studio Building / AmreinHerzigSelected ProjectsProject locationAddress:Tel Aviv-Yafo, IsraelLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2014 Israel Area: 200 m² Area: 200 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Y Duplex Penthouse / Pitsou Kedem ArchitectsSave this projectSaveY Duplex Penthouse / Pitsou Kedem Architects Save this picture!© Amit Geron+ 23 Share Year: “COPY” Photographs Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily Penthouse CopyAbout this officePitsou Kedem ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingPenthouseInterior DesignResidential InteriorsApartment InteriorsTel Aviv-YafoInteriorsHousingResidentialIsraelPublished on November 15, 2014Cite: “Y Duplex Penthouse / Pitsou Kedem Architects” 15 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
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Neeley School hosts marketing competition for students across the country Twitter ReddIt Facebook Madison Goforthhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-goforth/ Previous articleSGA looks at food trucks to limit long lines at Bistro BurnettNext articleFormer wide receiver launches clothing line on TCU’s Pro Day Madison Goforth RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Madison Goforthhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-goforth/ Madison Goforthhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-goforth/ Madison Goforth is a Senior journalism major from Tyler, Texas. World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Linkedin The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Madison Goforthhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/madison-goforth/ Army ROTC spends weekend practicing tactical missions Miracle League volunteer congratulates players on a win. TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedin + posts Three-star D-End Izaih Filikitonga signs with TCU football for fall season ReddIt Twitter Facebook The Leap: unique restaurants that take Frog Bucks Madison Goforth printA Miracle League volunteer congratulates players on a win. (Photo by Madison GoFourth.)When many students make it out to the baseball field it’s for a few hours of team pride and relaxation – but when Christian Norton heads out on the diamond it’s to make a difference.Norton is a volunteer for Miracle League, a national baseball league for children with disabilities. There are 320 leagues across America as well as in Puerto Rico, Canada and Australia.“The kids on the field have so much joy,” he said. “Something about their spirit is so uplifting.”Miracle League DFWVenngage InfographicsGrace Whetstone, the Executive director of Miracle League DFW, said the league is for people with all types of disabilities — physical and mental.“We try to pair every player with a volunteer buddy,” she said. “Ultimately, we need over 700 volunteers to pair up with the players in the league.”Norton worked with a player named Chris who was in a wheelchair. He helped him play in the outfield and wheel around the bases.Norton helps Chris field balls in the outfield. (Photo by Madison GoFourth.)“Chris was an awesome guy,” Norton said. “Really all the players wanted was someone to hang out and talk with them on the field. I got to know so many cool kids and learn all about their stories.”Terry and Cathy McGillivray have also been volunteering with the Miracle League since 2007.“The kids brighten my life,” Terry said. “The kids are amazing and it is so rewarding to see them play every Saturday.”Cathy said some of the kids have grown up playing together and have become the best of friends.“They don’t care if someone needs help batting and they don’t care if someone hits it over the fence,” she said. “They just cheer for each other and help each other have fun playing baseball.”The Miracle League serves more than 200,000 children and young adults with disabilities.Whetstone said the biggest challenge is finding people to be volunteer buddies.“People are needed to announce the games, coach the teams and help the players on the field,” she said. “Even if you have never played baseball, you can still be such a help out here with the kids.”Whetstone’s favorite thing to see is when a child actually experiences the game of baseball.A player steps up to the plate. (Photo by Madison GoFourth.)“Parents put their kids in the league dreaming and hoping their kids will experience the game,” she said. “Not many kids actually catch a ball and very few hit home runs, but to see a dad run to home plate and lift his child in the air after a home run is what makes this job so great.”The Miracle League has games all day on Saturdays for six weeks in the Fall and six weeks in the Spring. For more information about volunteering for the league, click here.
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ColumnsLimitation Act In COVID- 19 Times: Need To Reconsider Decision In ‘Sagufa Ahmed vs. Upper Assam Plywood’ H Karthik Seshadri20 Oct 2020 12:00 AMShare This – xWhen COVID 19 struck India, the administration of justice by the Courts suffered greatly. Under trying circumstances, the Courts including the highest Court of the land started functioning. The Judges functioned to ensure that justice was met to the common man under challenging circumstances. The Supreme Court, realizing the difficulties that were likely to be faced by the litigants…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginWhen COVID 19 struck India, the administration of justice by the Courts suffered greatly. Under trying circumstances, the Courts including the highest Court of the land started functioning. The Judges functioned to ensure that justice was met to the common man under challenging circumstances. The Supreme Court, realizing the difficulties that were likely to be faced by the litigants on account of the pandemic and the ‘lockdown’ announced by the Government, on March 23, 2020, SuoMotto passed an order. The Order was passed to obviate difficulties faced by the litigants and lawyers across the country, extending the period of limitation in all proceedings, irrespective of the limitation prescribed under the General or Special laws whether condonable or not till further orders with effect from March 18, 2020. The Supreme Court examined the effect of its Order of March 23, 2020, in Sagufa Ahmed vs.Upper Assam Plywood Products Ltd.  Those facts of the case as discussed, showed that the Appellants had failed to approach the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) from an order suffered by them in the National Company Law Tribunal within the period prescribed by the Companies Act, 2013 or the condonable period i.e. 45 days, before March 23, 2020. Facts clearly showed that the litigant was negligent in pursuing the appeal remedies available. The litigant wanted to take advantage of the beneficial Order. The Hon’ble Supreme Court rightly frowned on this and dismissed the plea. The facts of the case justified the dismissal. The Supreme Court however went on to hold that its Order of March 23, 2020, was meant only to extend the “prescribed period” of Limitation and not any period beyond the “prescribed period”. This, in the very humble opinion of the author, requires immediate reconsideration. Section 5 of the Limitation Act enabled Courts and other Tribunals to condone delay if sufficient cause was shown for non-filing the appeal within the prescribed time. The legislature however has enacted various special laws such as the Companies Act, 2013, Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996, Trademarks Act, 1999, Commercial Courts Act, 2015 and restricted the ability of the judicial forum to condone delay beyond a particular period. If one were to apply the law as laid down in Upper Assam Plywood, to a fact situation where the period of limitation prescribed under a statute expired just before March 18, 2020, and the condonable period fell after March 18, 2020, what would the effect? The litigant though entitled to get the delay condoned, upon showing sufficient cause for the non-filing within the prescribed time, would be left in a helpless situation. The concerned authority would also be helpless even though it is convinced that there was sufficient cause to condone the delay. Was this the object of the Suo Motto Order of the Supreme Court of March 23, 2020? Was it necessary for the Supreme Court to make this artificial distinction between “prescribed period” and “condonable period” in Upper Assam Plywood? The March 23, 2020 Order was passed taking note of the unprecedented situation that litigants and lawyers found themselves in. The effect of the Order was that the clock stopped running for purpose of the Limitation Act. Limitation Act is a procedural enactment. The object of the statute is based on the Latin maxim Vigilantibus non-dorminetibus jura subveniunt, laws come to the assistance of the vigilant and not of the sleepy. Would it be appropriate to apply this principle to a litigant who was in a helpless situation to present his papers into Court, despite best efforts? The impact of the view expressed by the Supreme Court that the intention of the Order in Suo Motto Writ Petition No. 3 of 2020 was only to extend the ‘prescribed period’ and not the condonable period would have a huge cascading impact on thousands of litigants and cases. It is likely to result in enormous hardship for the litigants across jurisdictions. Therefore, it is the humble view of the author that the aforesaid decision requires immediate reconsideration and the position clarified. This clarification can be done even in Suo Motto Writ Petition No.3 of 2020, which will provide relief to thousands of litigants across the country.  The author is an Advocate practising in the Madras High Court. Views are personal. He can be contacted at [email protected] and he tweets @advkarthiksesh (2020) 7 MLJ 92 (SC)  Proviso to Section 421 of Companies Act, 2013 reads “Provided that the Appellate Tribunal may entertain an appeal after the expiry of the said period of forty-five days from the date aforesaid, but within a further period not exceeding forty-five days, if it is satisfied that the appellant was prevented by sufficient cause from filing the appeal within that period.” The proviso to Section 34(3) of the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 reads “Provided that if the Court is satisfied that the applicant was prevented by sufficient cause from making the application within a further period of thirty days, but not thereafter.” Next Story