Regions: Sweden Email Address 15th September 2020 | By Aaron Noy Svenska Spel expands horse racing betting with PMU AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Sports betting Svenska Spel Trotting & Gallop will operate alongside Svenska Spel’s existing racing offering, which, launched in early 2019, allows players to bet on Swedish trotting events. The arrangement also include streaming rights, with Svenska Spel customers able to view live coverage of racing. PMU’s international director Aymeric Verlet added: “We have the same values and are convinced that Svenska Spel Sport & Casino will play a major role in horse racing in Europe. Scheduled to launch on 21 September, Svenska Spel Trav och Galopp will allow Svenska Spel customers to wager on horse racing events from around the world. Topics: Sports betting Tech & innovation Confirmation of the new deal comes after it was revealed last week that Swedish gambling revenue for the second quarter of 2020 dropped 4.1% to SEK5.94bn (£526.9m/€571.3m/$678.9m). “The collaboration will help us offer French horse racing to new customers and help strengthen the presence of European horse racing in Sweden.” The SEK5.94bn total was the lowest for a quarter since the Swedish regulated online gambling market opened in January 2019. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Swedish state-owned operator Svenska Spel has linked up with France’s Pari-Mutuel Urbain (PMU) to launch a new horse racing betting service. “What we have been missing is a high-profit bet on the horses that we now get through the collaboration with PMU,” Svenska Spel’s product manager racing, Helena Hallman, said. “This is something our customers have asked for, which we are now happy to be able to offer them.” Features on the service will include the ‘High Five’ daily game, where players are tasked with picking the five highest-placed horses in a race.
FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Financial sector has released it’s 2017 presentation results for the half year.For more information about FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: FBN Holdings Plc (FBNH.ng) 2017 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileFBN Holdings Plc is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the commercial, corporate, investment and merchant banking sectors. The company also offers insurance products for individual and corporate clients and other financial services for merchant banking, asset management, investment and general trading, private equity, financial intermediation services, trusteeship, portfolio management and discount house services for individual and corporate clients. The Insurance division underwrites life and general insurance products and offers insurance brokerage services. FBN Holdings Limited was founded in 1894 and today operates in 874 business locations in 12 countries. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc was founded in 1894 and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. FBN Holdings Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchang
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The State Pension currently amounts to just £8,767 per annum, which is two-thirds less than the average salary in the UK. As such, surviving solely on the State Pension in retirement is likely to be highly challenging for the vast majority of people.Investing in FTSE 100 dividend stocks could help to improve your retirement prospects. 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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’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. Oil stocks suffered in 2020 and BP (LSE:BP) is no exception. However, I’m still feeling optimistic towards BP’s future for three reasons:The price of oil is climbingBP is diversifyingBP has the expertise and access to capital to excel in green energy R&DA volatile commodityThe price of oil has been volatile for decades, and prior to the pandemic hitting there were murmurings of us approaching peak oil. And Covid-19 causing a blanket closure on the global economy and mass disruption to international travel has undoubtedly enhanced this theory.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…Whether peak oil has been and gone or is yet to come, is neither here nor there. The world is on a mission to find a viable fossil-fuel replacement, and oil’s day’s will eventually be numbered. However, that time is not yet here. And I believe the repercussions of the pandemic-inflicted supply crunch will push the price of oil up for the foreseeable future.BP needs an oil price of around $42 a barrel to break even. Today the Brent crude price is around $65. While it climbs, BP is quids-in and can work on paying down debt, buying back shares, and ramping up its efforts in renewables.Of course, this is all very well when the price of oil is climbing. But if it sinks back below $42, then BP will again be in trouble. To combat this, BP is cutting its operating costs to target a $35/barrel break-even price.The vaccine is helping us plan a roadmap out of the pandemic prison, but we’ve still a long way to go. 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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 23: Tom Wood of England wins the line out ball during the RBS Six Nations match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium on February 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) Force of nature: Manu Tuilagi makes yet another trademark charge through the French midfield at TwickenhamBy Alan Pearey at TwickenhamIn a nutshellWILL CARLING said it this week – forget the form guide, every Six Nations match is a huge hurdle. France finally turned up at this championship and England were made to dig deep to win a game that looked in the balance for an hour. Ultimately, it was Manu Tuilagi’s fortuitous try on 55 minutes that proved decisive. “It was a proper Test match,” said England coach Stuart Lancaster.The pre-match predictions that France would struggle to last the pace proved accurate, England taking control in the last quarter as the French grew increasingly desperate. Two penalties by Toby Flood, on for the injured Owen Farrell, took England clear and France were left to rue the continued shortcomings of Freddie Michalak, who was introduced on 50 minutes for Francois Trinc-Duc because of his goal-kicking prowess. His wild passes merely bolstered English optimism.France, with Thierry Dusatoir imperious once more, edged the battle of the breakdown but England had the telling thrust behind in the shape of Tuilagi. Chris Robshaw and Tom Wood made the carries and Farrell kicked the points on offer, penalty opportunities on two, 26, 32 and 47 minutes keeping the visitors at bay after they scored one of the better individual tries seen at Twickenham.It was scored by Wesley Fofana, who evaded attempted tackles from Courtney Lawes, Joe Marler, Chris Ashton and Ben Youngs as he jinked and sped down the left-hand flank on the half-hour. Ironic that the try came so wide out having just reverted to his preferred centre position.Morgan Parra converted for 10-3 but that was as good as it got for France. England clawed them back and, with Italy next up at Twickenham, a near certain Grand Slam decider looms for Lancaster’s team in Cardiff next month.Wrapped up: Flood and Care thwart MichalakKey momentThe try by Tuilagi that took England seven points clear. Alex Goode launched an up and under which was initially claimed by France, but as the ball went to ground Wood swung a boot and the ball ricocheted off Mako Vunipola into the grateful grasp of Tuilagi – in acres of space on the left. The chasing Vincent Clerc had no chance.Star ManChris Robshaw’s 15 carries helped win him the BBC accolade, but there were equally commendable contributors in the pack. However, look no further than the blood-splattered Tuilagi, who won the gain-line collisions with fellow behemoth Mathieu Bastareaud. He made 57 metres and his performance made a mockery of suggestions he should have stayed on the bench. He was still smiling afterwards despite having 20-odd stitches in a wounded ear.Lions watchHotJoe LaunchburyDoes the young lock ever have an ordinary game? Once again, he marauded around the pitch, making tackles (15 in all), soaring to take restarts and flying into the rucks. The case for starting him and Geoff Parling in the Lions engine room is becoming irresistible. Dan ColeSo much more than England’s best scrummaging tighthead. His work in the loose is phenomenal, with his strength over the ball at the breakdown making him one of the best turnover specialists around. Still don’t know why he was sin-binned in the final minute!High rise: Wood put down a Lions markerTom WoodPhil Dowson was the glue that held the England pack together at the start of Lancaster’s reign – now that mantle belongs to his Saints team-mate Wood. He was at his best when the heat was at its most intense, making a dozen tackles to go with his ten carries and a crucial interception as France threatened a comeback try.ColdCourtney LawesMaking his first Six Nations start on his 18th appearance, Lawes looked like he was trying too hard. He tore about the pitch but lacked accuracy in his hits, and England seemed to suffer from a power shortage on his side of the scrum. Brilliant athlete but not the performance he would have hoped for on his 24th birthday. Replaced with half an hour remaining.Chris AshtonStill not doing enough if he wants to stay ahead of the competition for the Lions’ right-wing berth. His double miss in the Fofana try – he was sidestepped too easily and then failed with a last-ditch tackle attempt when giving chase – will concern Warren Gatland.StatsLouis Picamoles made 17 carries and 81 metres – topping the French figures in those areas. France won seven turnovers to England’s two but were hampered by 13 handling errors, as opposed to only four by England.Scorers England: Try: Tuilagi. Pens: Farrell 4, Flood 2.France: Try: Fofana. Con: Parra. Pens: Parra, Michalak. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/177566/alam-sutra-residence-wahana-cipta-selaras Clipboard Architects: Wahana Architects Area Area of this architecture project Year: Projects Indonesia Alam Sutra Residence / Wahana ArchitectsSave this projectSaveAlam Sutra Residence / Wahana Architects Save this picture!© Fernando Gomulya+ 21 Share Area: 524 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Alam Sutra Residence / Wahana Architects Houses CopyHouses•Tangerang, Indonesia Photographs: Fernando GomulyaText description provided by the architects. In urban lifestyle, residential concepts usually focus on the resident activity. This is the main concept that used in this house. The house located in the suburb area with good environment which created residential that has interactions with the landscape. Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreRenders / 3D AnimationEnscape3D Real-Time Rendering SoftwareThe existing landscape with big three’s around the site, inspired this residential design to create a design that can “communicate” between inside and outside. The building mass connected with the landscape with many a small opening to expose the view to the landscape. This 380 sqm site was optimized to be able to fulfill all functions that the occupants needs. Save this picture!Ground Floor PlanTropical modern architecture style, selected to adapt with Indonesians tropical climate. Front façade reflected modernity with wooden box protruding from sloping roof behind it that gives impressions that there is two building mass. With plenty openings for natural lighting and air, wood and natural stone material, reflecting pool and vertical water feature that reflected the tropical style. Save this picture!© Fernando GomulyaIn the interior, just like an urban house that has to accommodate all occupants’ activity in relatively small space, the layout was simple. With three zones vertically that represent private area for bedrooms at the top, semi private area for study room and library in the middle, public area at the lower level for living, dining, pantry and kitchen. The semi private area used as transitions between public and private area, placed at mezzanine level like a floating floor above dining and living area. Save this picture!SectionText provided by Wahana Cipta SelarasProject gallerySee allShow lessGreen Square / Urban Interventions + Vallo Sadovský ArchitectsArticlesYunlong Digital and Technology Park / NAUTAArticles Share “COPY” 2010 Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/177566/alam-sutra-residence-wahana-cipta-selaras Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeWahana ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesTangerangHousesIndonesiaPublished on October 21, 2011Cite: “Alam Sutra Residence / Wahana Architects” 21 Oct 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Receive email alerts April 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 EU calls for international observers to probe clashes in Camp Ashraf Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” Organisation RSF_en Follow the news on Iraq News to go further News European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on 9 April that the EU was “deeply disturbed at reports of the use of force against Camp Ashraf residents in Iraq, resulting in casualties.” Deploring the loss of life, Ashton called on the Iraqi government “to grant access to Camp Ashraf to independent international observers in order that they can provide a comprehensive picture of the situation.” (Read her statement: http://www.eu-un.europa.eu/articles/fr/article_10934_fr.htm)According to information obtained by Reporters Without Borders, a young woman who was filming the events in Camp Ashraf, Asieh Rakhshani, andSaba Haftbaradaran, a journalist working for the satellite TV station Iranntv.com, were killed on 8 April. http://www.youtube.com/user/iranntv?feature=chclk#p/u/69/qhMSiOo3p0MThe independent international observers who are sent to Iraq to investigate the events in Camp Ashraf must shed light on the circumstances of the deaths of these two young women, along with the deaths of all the other people killed by the Iraqi army in the course of the clashes of the past few days, Reporters Without Borders said. Those responsible must be punished. Impunity must not be the rule in Iraq today.——-09.04.2011 – Journalists denied entry to Camp Ashraf after Iraqi army attackReporters Without Borders condemns the news blackout imposed by the Iraqi authorities on events at Camp Ashraf, a camp in northern Iraq that houses 3,500 Iranian exiles. An attack by the Iraqi army yesterday reportedly resulted in the deaths of around 30 residents and many wounded.“This news blackout is unacceptable,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The security forces are denying journalists access to the camp to hide abuses committed against civilians. Anyone trying to take photographs of the clashes is being attacked in a systematic and targeted fashion.”According to several news organizations, the camp is surrounded by armoured vehicles and army trucks. Journalists have been forced to remain at the camp gates. No media personnel have been allowed inside.Located 60 km west of the Iranian border and 120 km north of Baghdad, Camp Ashraf was set up in the 1980s to house members of the People’s Mujahideen, a militant Iranian movement opposed to Iran’s Islamic regime. US forces began disarming them after the 2003 invasion. Since then the camp’s residents have been protected under the Geneva Conventions. After overseeing the camp for six years, the US military handed over control to the Iraqi authorities in January 2009.The Iraqi authorities have banned journalists from entering the camp since July 2009, following clashes between Iraqi security forces and the camp’s residents (http://en.rsf.org/iraq-journalists-detained-for-trying-to-05-08-2009,34012.html). The residents accuse the Iraqi authorities of trying to please the Iranian government while the Iraqis blame claim the violence on the Mujahideen. RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” February 15, 2021 Find out more News IraqMiddle East – North Africa Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News December 28, 2020 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information December 16, 2020 Find out more
Subscribe Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Everybody loves burgers. Everybody loves bacon too. Adding bacon strips on a patty is great, but you know what’s even better? Adding bacon to the patty mix itself.Using that formula, Slater’s 50/50 creates burgers that are 50% ground beef, 50% ground bacon and 100% amazing. “We offer gourmet burgers, a Design It menu that allows guests to customize their own meal, and salads and delicious desserts,” says Scott Slater, owner of Slater’s 50/50.Slaterâ€™s 50/50 has several different protein options, 4 breads, 12 cheeses, 30 toppings, and 20 sauces, so you can check off and make whatever burger or sandwich you are in the mood for.“Our guests can create a different dining experience each and every time they visit. There are about a million combinations,” says Slater.But for all the combination burgers you can make, the central theme of Slater’s 50/50 is bacon. A visit to the restaurant will have bacon lovers will feel like kids in a candy store. “Bacon is meat candy,” says Slater.“We try to incorporate bacon in new ways. We have a bacon milk shake, we have bacon old-fashion cocktail, bacon macaroni and cheese, the Bâ€™ Bâ€™ Bâ€™ Bacon burger; we do all things with bacon, adds Slater.Aside from the amazing food, Slater’s also has one of the finest bars in Pasadena. “All of our bartenders and servers are certified beer servers that know all about beer, all educated on beer,” Slater explains.A Cicerone, for those who are unaware, are the beer world’s version of a wine Sommelier. Cicerones are credentialed experts at serving beer and pairing it with food.Slater’s 50/50 is dedicated to serving its customers the best, which is natural, given Slater’s 16 years in the restaurant business.“Iâ€™m 31 years old but Iâ€™ve been in the restaurant industry since I was 15. I was a dishwasher. I grew up in La Crescenta which is right next door, so Pasadena is my old stomping ground. I was working in restaurants all over there when I was growing up,” says Slater.Today, Slater has five restaurants with the first one in Anaheim opened in 2009. The Pasadena branch was Slater’s fourth that opened just last November. The sixth location will open this summer in Rancho Cucamonga near Victoria Gardens.Slater adds, “We now have 750 employees and an experienced and innovative executive team. Each restaurant has seven managers and they all run very smooth and guest-driven operations.â€Six restaurants in four years. From a company of one, to an army of 750 employees.Not bad for a kid bussing tables.Slater’s 50/50 Burgers by Design is located at 61 North Raymond Ave. To find out more about Slater’s, visit slaters5050.com and find them on Facebook, Instagram and Yelp Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Woman Being Deceptive About Her Age Is Nothing New!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment 10 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena First Heatwave Expected Next Week EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Photo Gallery Slater’s 50/50 Makes Great Burgers Even Greater With Bacon By FRANZ A.D. MORALES Published on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 | 12:59 pm
View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Navy USS Blue Ridge Bids Farewell to Cairns View post tag: Farewell View post tag: USS View post tag: blue View post tag: Naval View post tag: usa View post tag: bids View post tag: Defense View post tag: Defence View post tag: Cairns Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Blue Ridge Bids Farewell to Cairns View post tag: fleet U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) departed Cairns after an eight-day port visit Aug. 5.During the port visit, Blue Ridge crew members and 7th Fleet staff participated in sporting events with the Australian community, provided ship tours, explored Cairns city life and experienced Australia’s natural beauty firsthand.Yeoman 1st Class Yonet Garciacabrera took advantage of a Great Barrier Reef diving trip. “It’s one thing to say you’ve been to Australia, but it’s another thing to say you’ve swam with sharks at the Great Barrier Reef,” said Garciacabrera. “The experience was unreal.”Sailors also participated in a 5k Color Fun Run along the Cairns waterfront. “I felt like this positive experience made our bond stronger with the Cairns community,” said Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Eric Mayes. “The whole 5k Color Fun Run was outstanding.”The Admirals, Blue Ridge and 7th Fleet basketball team, were invited to play with the Marlins, a semi-pro Australian basketball team. Although the Admirals lost to the Marlins, the experience is what mattered to Ship’s Serviceman 2nd Class Quinton Lewis. “This was my first time playing against a semi-pro basketball team,” said Lewis. “The team was compromised of 16 to 20-year olds and they were surprisingly talented. We lost to them, but it wasn’t about winning or losing. What mattered was establishing a sense of community between the U.S. and Australia.”Blue Ridge has been forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan for 34 years. As the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, Blue Ridge is vital in forging partnerships in the 7th Fleet area of operations.[mappress]Press Release, August 5, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Ridge August 5, 2013 View post tag: 7th Training & Education
View post tag: usa The Center for Service Support (CSS) frocked two senior chief petty officers (SCPOs) to the rank of master chief petty officers, May 12. Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Center for Service Support Frocks CPOs May 13, 2014 Due to CSS’ unique command structure with multiple learning sites, the frockings were all conducted at multiple sites.Senior Chief Musician Jay Loose of CSS headquarters and Senior Chief Navy Counselor Chris Leonard of Naval Technical Training Center Meridian (NTTC) added a second star to their anchors in the time-honored Navy tradition of the frocking ceremony.“This is one of the biggest milestones in an enlisted Sailor’s career,” said Loose, CSS’ staff leading chief petty officer (LCPO)and Musician rate training manager. “Adding the star is a huge step in responsibility and accountability. This is a big moment for me and even bigger for our families. I appreciate all the support I received from my family, chief’s mess and the Sailors who supported me throughout my career.”In the Navy it is common practice to frock a newly selected petty officer. This frocking allows the frocked Sailors to assume the duties and responsibilities of the next higher rank without receiving the pay for a period of time.According to Loose, support from his family and Sailors were the key to his selections to chief, senior chief and master chief.“Without the support of my family, this wouldn’t be possible,” said Loose, who has been in the Navy for 17 years, with the last three years assigned to CSS. “I definitely wouldn’t be here without the guidance of the many outstanding chiefs, senior chiefs and master chiefs who guided me throughout my career. They helped me be a better Sailor. I wish they were all here to share this accomplishment. I’m humbled and honored by this advancement.”Master Chief Petty Officer is the ninth, and highest, enlisted rate in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard, just above senior chief petty officer. Master chiefs constitute the top 1.25 percent of the enlisted members of the maritime forces.CSS and its learning sites provide Sailors with the knowledge and skills needed to support the Fleet’s warfighting mission. More than 300 staff and faculty work hand in hand with the Fleet and are dedicated to ensuring training is current and well executed on behalf of 10,000 Sailors who graduate from CSS courses annually in the administration, logistics and media communities.[mappress]Press Release, May 13, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: CPOs View post tag: Frocks View post tag: Navy USA: Center for Service Support Frocks CPOs View post tag: Support View post tag: Service Training & Education View post tag: center Share this article