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Dafabet signs with R. Franco ahead of Spanish debut

first_img Dafabet is finalising its entry into the Spanish sports betting market after selecting R. Franco Digital’s platform to power its operations in the country. Email Address Dafabet signs with R. Franco ahead of Spanish debut AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe Southern Europe Spaincenter_img Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Sports betting 8th June 2020 | By contenteditor Dafabet is finalising its entry into the Spanish sports betting market after selecting R. Franco Digital’s platform to power its operations in the country.The Philippines-based brand, which is expected to begin trading in Spain later this year, will integrate its sportsbook into the Spanish gaming technology supplier’s IRIS open-architecture platform. This incorporates payment gateways, player profiles, content, games configuration and reporting systems.The operator continues to use Comtrade Gaming as its lead platform provider, through a deal struck in 2018.​Dimitris Karatzas, chief executive of Dafabet parent company AsianLogic, said success in Spain could lead to further market entries across Europe.“R. Franco is an established market leader with more than five decades of industry experience, so we welcome this agreement enthusiastically,” Karatzas said.“As Dafabet continues to cater to an ever-growing army of fans, we look forward to a successful long-term relationship with the provider, as we look to develop our operations in one of Europe’s most dynamic markets.”R. Franco Group said the deal fits into its expansion plans for 2020, as it seeks to build on its presence in over 50 countries.Javier Sacristan Franco, director of R. Franco Digital, said: “Dafabet has already established its global credentials, so we are thrilled to partner with the company for its Spanish debut.”last_img read more

CRDB Bank Plc ( Q32014 Presentation

first_imgCRDB Bank Plc ( listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2014 presentation results for the third quarter.For more information about CRDB Bank Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the CRDB Bank Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: CRDB Bank Plc (  2014 presentation results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCRDB Bank Plc is a wholly-owned private commercial bank in Tanzania offering a comprehensive range of retail, commercial, corporate, treasury, premier and wholesale microfinance services. The company has an extensive infrastructure of branches, ATMs and deposit and mobile terminals and uses a vast network of Fahari Huduma agents which are microfinance agents. The retail division offers financial solutions which range from current and fixed deposit accounts to home purchase and construction loans, refinancing and cash back services. The corporate division provides financial service across the board; including documentary collection, letters of credit, guarantees, structured trade finance, treasury services and foreign exchange risk management. Established in 1996, CRDP Bank Plc has three subsidiary companies; CRB Bank Plc Burundi, CRDB Microfinance and CRDB Insurance Brokers.CRDB Bank Plc is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Stock investing: one of the best FTSE 100 shares I’d buy today

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Roland Head 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Stock investing: one of the best FTSE 100 shares I’d buy today 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.center_img Roland Head | Tuesday, 16th February, 2021 | More on: GLEN Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Image source: Getty Images Stock investing is all about the future — a share gives you part-ownership of a company and a right to future shareholder returns. Businesses focused on Covid-19 — such as vaccine and testing providers — have done well over the last year. But I’m looking elsewhere for new opportunities.One area where I’m looking for long-term investments is renewable energy. The FTSE 100 share I’m looking at today is already one of the world’s largest suppliers of key raw materials for the electric power industry. It’s a stock I’m considering buying for my own portfolio as a long-term investment.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…Essential materialsMining and commodity trading group Glencore (LSE: GLEN) hasn’t always been a business I’d associate with environmental concerns. But things are changing, according to long-time chief executive Ivan Glasenberg.Glasenberg has already handed in his notice, but not before kickstarting a programme of change aimed at getting Glencore to become a net zero emissions company by 2050.The group plans to phase out coal production and focus its efforts on copper, cobalt, and nickel. These materials are essential for electric vehicles, renewable energy infrastructure and battery storage. Glencore expects demand to grow for many years.Alongside this change in focus, the company plans to make changes needed to reduce its own emissions and offset those it cannot eliminate.Stock investing: long-term growth opportunity?Investors are buying into Glencore’s new strategy. Glencore’s share price has risen by 65% in six months and is 25% higher than one year ago, despite the impact of Covid-19. This performance has also been helped by a strong recovery in commodity prices since last year’s crash.Glencore’s adjusted operating profit rose by 6% to $4,416m last year. Cash generated by the group’s operations also rose, while net debt fell. This sold performance has allowed the group to resume dividend payments and shareholders are set to enjoy a payout of $0.12 per share. That’s equivalent to a yield of about 3% at current prices.The company is reporting a strong start to 2021 and expects a strong year as the pandemic starts to recede. Brokers expect Glencore’s underlying earnings to double this year. That prices the stock at around 11 times forecast earnings, with a dividend yield of 3.6%.What could go wrong?When stock investing, I try to spend plenty of time looking for potential problems. My view is that if I can avoid big losses, then my profits will take care of themselves.In Glencore’s case, the main risk I can see is that my timing is wrong. An economic downturn after the coronavirus pandemic could cause miners’ profits to slump.Right now, no-one really knows how strong the global economy will be after the pandemic. One possible view is that infrastructure spending in markets such as the US and China will help boost demand and return major economies to growth. This would be good for Glencore and its peers.Another possibility is that when government support measures come to an end, we’ll see a widespread economic slowdown. This would probably be bad news for Glencore.I don’t know exactly what the future holds but, on balance, I don’t think Glencore shares look expensive at the moment. I also expect a return to growth at some point in the next few years, if not immediately. I’d be willing to buy this FTSE 100 stock at current levels. 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. See all posts by Roland Headlast_img read more

Europe Round One: Winners and Losers

first_imgLATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 13: Danny Care of Harlequins runs with the ball during the Heineken Cup match between Harlequins and Biarritz Olympique at the Twickenham Stoop on October 13, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Breaking away: Danny Care’s impressive showing boosted his international selection chancesby Ben ColesA THRILLING opening round to the Heineken Cup produced some excellent results and plenty of tries with Harlequins, Ulster, Toulon, Clermont and Saracens all putting down early markers. Here are some of the standout performers and disappointments:Winners:Danny CiprianiOne 20 minute cameo was all it took for Danny Cipriani to make his mark on the Heineken Cup. Sale’s start to the season has been horrible and Cipriani had suffered by losing the No 10 shirt to Nick Macleod, but the former Wasp made a telling contribution off the bench against Cardiff Blues with first a try of his own and then two crucial assists to give Sale the lead, this after being 27-12 down at one point. It was enough to win Cipriani the Man of the Match award and a reminder of his mercurial talent. More please, Danny.Gael FickouThe 18-year old Toulouse centre was another Man of the Match winner after his impressive showing against Leicester Tigers, doing enough in the process to produce a worried “Uh oh” from a watching Brian O’Driscoll. Fickou shone at the IRB U20 Junior World Championship in South Africa earlier this year and produced two excellent kicks against Leicester, collecting one for the only try of the match in miserable conditions.Danny CareWhilst Ben Youngs struggled in Toulouse, with his decision-making being called into question,  Care was outstanding in Harlequins impressive home win against Biarritz. A try-scorer on the evening and playing at a consistently high-tempo, Care’s sniping runs were a nightmare for the Basque visitors defence and his distribution was also strong, putting him in firmly in contention to start for England during the November Internationals. Losers:Cardiff BluesLeading by 15 points well into the second-half thanks to a hat-trick from Alex Cuthbert, the Blues’ Heineken Cup campaign looked like it was off to the perfect start in Salford until Danny Cipriani entered the fray and Sale rallied, winning 34-33. The defensive errors and sin-binning of young scrum-half Lewis Jones will leave Phil Davies hardly relishing the visit of Toulon’s expensively assembled squad next weekend.Edinburgh2011-2012 felt like a landmark year for Edinburgh when they reached the Heineken Cup semi-final for the first time, getting there through an exciting running game and a resolute set-piece. Against Saracens however, last season’s victorious run in the competition felt like an all too distant memory. Edinburgh were as abject as the Saracens were excellent, the visitors’ ruthlessness leading to a five-try rout at Murrayfield. Edinburgh boss Michael Bradley even admitted the scoreline could have been worse.Andy Hazell The opening European fixture between Mont-De-Marsan and Gloucester was far from a classic, but will always be remembered for Hazell’s no-holds barred assault on prop Sebastien Ormaechea. In mitigation, Hazell alleges he was repeatedly gouged before unleashing a flurry of punches and delivering a knee to the head of the defenceless prop, resulting in his first red-card in 12 years. He will doubtless face a disciplinary panel ahead of a lengthy ban.Follow Ben Coles on Twitter @bencoles_last_img read more

Study Sheds Light on Antibiotic Use

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Study Sheds Light on Antibiotic Use By Gary Truitt – Apr 19, 2012 Previous articleRFA Submits Testimony in Favor of Domestic Fuels Protection ActNext articleASA Applauds Senate Ag Committee on Farm Bill Draft Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter A well-organized, well-funded, and vocal coalition of groups is putting pressure on the government to ban the use of antibiotic in livestock production. They claim farmers are pumping masses of drugs into animals and that this puts human health at risk. A new study by Kansas State indicates that is not the case. Dr. Mike Apley, Kansas State University Professor of Veterinary Medicine, recently led a study using data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a survey of swine veterinarians, “We were able to identify which drugs were used for growth promotion, disease control and prevention, and treatment by producers.” He said they were able to classify which drugs were not important in human therapy and which ones were important in human use.Apley says the main purpose of the study was to get an actual estimate that reflects true use of antibiotics, not just estimating doses but surveying veterinarians on which doses might be used. KSU found that annually about 1.6 million pounds of antibiotics are used in pork production for growth promotion/nutritional efficiency and for disease prevention. A 2001 report, “Hogging It,” from the Union of Concerned Scientists claimed that 10.3 million pounds a year are used. “Pork producers use antibiotics carefully and judiciously to protect public health and the health of their animals and to produce safe food,” NPPC President R.C. Hunt, a pork producer from Wilson, NC said. “To denigrate America’s hog farmers by deliberately peddling misinformation about how they care for their animals is despicable.”Apley says this gives a good baseline use estimate for specific antibiotics for specific classes of pigs for specific purposes. The KSU study, which was published in the March issue of Foodborne Pathogens and Disease, found that 2.8 million pounds of antibiotics were used for growth promotion/nutritional efficiency, disease prevention and disease treatment. That amount is 368 percent less than the amount asserted by UCS for just growth promotion/nutritional efficiency and disease prevention. Numerous peer-reviewed risk assessments have shown a “negligible” risk to human health from antibiotic use in livestock production.This study is important for the ag industry, Apley says, because establishing a way to estimate true use of antibiotics in swine will help other livestock producers do the same in the future. But in the end, he does not think the results of the study will change current FDA plans to limit antibiotic use.Study Sheds Light on Antibiotic Use SHARE Facebook Twitter Study Sheds Light on Antibiotic Uselast_img read more

US Acute Care Solutions Physician-Owners to Buy Out Private Equity Partner WCAS

first_img WhatsApp Pinterest TAGS  Facebook Twitter Local NewsBusiness By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 WhatsApp Facebook US Acute Care Solutions Physician-Owners to Buy Out Private Equity Partner WCAS Pinterest Twitter Previous articlePharmaJet Announces Appointment of Marian Wentworth to Board of DirectorsNext articleLeonardo’s ‘Last Supper’ reopens to public with short wait Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Housing’s Role in Economic Success

first_img January 15, 2020 1,291 Views Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Sign up for DS News Daily The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Housing’s Role in Economic Success Housing may be key to keeping the U.S. economy safe from slowing investment practices, according to Bloomberg utilizing data from the Atlanta Fed. According to Bloomberg, the stronger U.S. housing market could provide a cushion from the effect of a “derailment” in corporate spending.Economic growth, though slow, has been propped up largely by housing, according to the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group. The Group notes that housing should also continue to function as a positive contributor to growth in the near term, as indicated by both new and existing single-family home sales advancing in Q3, as well as pending home sales, permits, and starts. However, persistent supply and affordability constraints continue to hold back household formation, inhibiting housing market activity.According to Bloomberg, earnings announcements show order books are growing at a few builders, including Lennar Corp.“The indicators that we see and hear from our customers reflect confidence in the stability of the economy and in the job market,” Stuart Miller, Lennar’s Chairman, said on the company’s recent earnings call.Increased residential construction spending could help limit the negative effects of capital-spending weakness, despite not taking up a large segment of the economy.Additionally, more Americans are looking to buy a home, putting pressure on builders to address inventory shortages, leading to a potential for faster economic growth as the housing market gains more traction.The housing market is expected to “continue to stand firm” as home sales rise to 6.0 million for 2019 before increasing to 6.1 million for 2020 according to Freddie Mac’s November Forecast.“The economy has seen increased volatility in November as hopes for a favorable resolution to the trade dispute have recently waned,” said Sam Khater, Freddie Mac’s Chief Economist. “However, given low interest rates, modest inflation and a solid labor market, the U.S. housing market continues to stand firm, and our forecast is for the housing market to maintain momentum over the next two years.” Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: LOGS Network Expands Partnership with Janeway Law Firm Next: Foreclosure Trends, State by State Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Postcenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Investment, News building HOUSING Investment 2020-01-15 Seth Welborn Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Housing’s Role in Economic Success Tagged with: building HOUSING Investment Subscribelast_img read more

Morphological variation in taxonomic characters of the Antarctic starfish Odontaster validus

first_imgMorphologies of animals can vary significantly, and variation in characters in relation to taxonomic discrimination is often either underestimated or not evaluated. It can, however, make the identification and separation of species on morphological criteria less sound. Here, we investigate variation in morphological characters used to separate species of the Antarctic starfish genus Odontaster. Three closely related species in this genus have recently been identified using molecular barcoding (Odontaster validus, Odontaster roseus and Odontaster pearsei), and their morphologies have also been reported to be distinct, allowing them to be identified as separate species and not cryptic on morphological criteria. Our study shows that variation in overall shape, colour and for the number of spinelets on the abactinal plates of individuals in a single population of O. validus collected from one locality covers the whole range of that reported for O. roseus and overlaps that of O. pearsei. These may be separate species at the molecular level, but care needs to be used when using morphological criteria to separate them, and more care is needed to include assessment of morphological variation when constructing taxonomic keys for these species.last_img read more

Oxford research shows why psychopaths get ahead in business

first_imgResearch by an Oxford psychologist, indicates that being a psychopath is often beneficial in high-powered careers such as neurosurgery, the armed forces, and business.In their new book The Good Psychopath’s Guide to Success, Oxford psychology professor Kevin Dutton and co-author Andy McNab demonstrate that psychopathic characteristics often found in high-level criminals, such as ruthlessness, a lack of emotional empathy and an ability to act on impulse in stressful situations, are actually identical to professional personalities in high-pressure jobs.Dutton gives an example of an interview he had with a neurosurgeon who described surgery as “a blood sport”. He explained, “If things go wrong in an operating theatre, you don’t want someone to start freaking out and panicking, you want someone to absolutely focus on the job in hand and not get fazed out, and also that kind of dispassionate distance that psychopaths have, that cold empathy that they display.”Flo Harris, a second-year experimental psychologist, stressed, “It is important to remember that it is a personality disorder and people present on a spectrum. The word ‘psychopath’ doesn’t tell you a lot about what those people might actually be like.”Dutton defined a psychopath as having, “a distinct cluster of personality traits which include ruthlessness, fearlessness, charm, charisma focus and a lack of conscience”. These traits are all found in the Hare Psychopathy Checklist, a psychological assessment used to distinguish psychopaths scored on a scale of 0-40 with 30 and above constituting psychopathy.In his research, Dutton distinguishes between dysfunctional psychopaths and those that can function within society. He stresses the difference between dysfunctional psychopaths, who are naturally violent, asocial, or unintelligent, and functional psychopaths, who are able to apply themselves to careers and relationships without being a danger to themselves or others. The latter category, Dutton suggests, could succeed in some of the most high-powered, well-paid positions in society.last_img read more


first_img2017 Kicks Off With People’s Choice, iHeartRadio Award NominationsPlatinum-selling recording artist and The Voice’s five-time victorious coach Blake Shelton reaffirms a commitment to his team members, adding Season 11 champion Sundance Head to his 2017 “Doing It To Country Songs” tour. Also performing on the 13-date run is Season 2 contestant, label-mate and Pandora’s 2017 “Ones To Watch” artist RaeLynn, making this tour Shelton’s most Voice-packed endeavor yet.“I’m excited to get back out on the road and bring new music from If I’m Honest, some previous hits and a few surprises,” said Shelton. “Having RaeLynn on the tour again is terrific, and I’m thrilled Sundance is joining and bringing his incredible musical talents.”“I’m just elated and really excited about being able to perform with a great entertainer and learn something from him while I’m on the road. It’s going to be the most fun thing I’ve ever done,” added Head.With this latest announcement, Shelton’s 2017 is already looking bright. In addition to the “Doing It To Country Songs” tour, which will kick off on February 16 in Bakersfield, California and continue through March, the country music superstar recently received People’s Choice Award nominations for Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Male Country Artist and Favorite Album along with a nod from iHeartRadio for Best Lyrics with his No. 1 single “Came Here To Forget.”Shelton wrapped the year with a performance on NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly and appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Voice and Ellen. His record If I’m Honest, which features his latest Top 3 and climbing single “A Guy With A Girl,” boasts 2016’s biggest first- week country debut and was the year’s best-selling country album. Tickets for the “Doing It To Country Songs” tour are currently on sale. For information about purchasing VIP experience packages through CID Entertainment, please visit the latest news and information, be sure to follow Shelton on Twitter @blakeshelton and stay tuned to FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more