Majority of Lotto24 shareholders accept Zeal offer

first_img Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Finance Lottery Finance More than 91% of Lotto24 shareholders have endorsed a takeover offer by London-listed lottery brokerage Zeal Network within the regular acceptance period, it was revealed today (April 15). 15th April 2019 | By contenteditorcenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Majority of Lotto24 shareholders accept Zeal offer Regions: Europe Central and Eastern Europe Germany More than 91% of Lotto24 shareholders have endorsed a takeover offer by London-listed lottery brokerage Zeal Network within the regular acceptance period, it was revealed today (April 15).Following the conclusion of the initial deadline on April 10, remaining shareholders have now been given an additional two-week acceptance period, which will run until April 29. An all-share offer of one Zeal share for 1.604 Lotto24 shares is on the table.Plans for the acquisition, which are set to see Zeal retake control of the subsidiary that was spun off in 2012, were first announced in November 2018. Shareholders of Zeal voted in favour of necessary preconditions for the transaction in January before the offer was published at the end of the month.In February, the Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior in Germany granted Lotto24 a supplement to its existing brokerage permit, allowing for lottery tickets to be brokered via the and domains.However, the acquisition has been criticised by Zeal shareholder Lottoland, which has claimed that the deal will only benefit a small number of shareholders, cannibalising value for most investors. The lottery betting initially attempted to have the pivotal Extraordinary General Meeting in January delayed, which would have forced Zeal to withdraw its offer, then lodged a €76m bid for Zeal’s Tipp24 business.This offer was rejected by Zeal, which said the bid significantly undervalued its German business, and would strip the business of its most valuable asset.Zeal reiterated today that believes that the combined entity will offer “increased efficiencies between both companies” and “significant cost synergies at Zeal due to the change of its core business model”.Zeal chief executive Helmut Becker (pictured) said: “We are pleased that the vast majority of Lotto24 shareholders has accepted our offer and bought into our strategic vision.“By reuniting with Lotto24 and transforming our core German business to digital lottery brokerage, we are creating a strong platform for Zeal’s sustainable and accelerated growth.“Zeal and Lotto24 have already made strong progress on preparing the integration and are ready to execute on the plan.”last_img read more

WatchandWager receives West Virginia ADW licence

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Licensing West Virginia is the home of the Charlestown Races, Mountaineer Racetrack for Thoroughbreds, the Tri-State Mardi Gras and Wheeling Island greyhound tracks. 25th May 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan Webis Holdings’ advanced deposit wagering (ADW) subsidiary WatchandWager has received approval for a one-year ADW licence from the West Virginia Racing Commission. Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: US West Virginia Topics: Legal & compliance Sports betting Licensing Horse racing WatchandWager receives West Virginia ADW licence Read the full story on iGB North America. Tags: Webis Holdings WatchandWager Webis The ADW licence will allow WatchandWager to accept pari-mutuel wagers in West Virginia, and will be renewable on an annual basis.last_img read more

Morning Light Co Ltd ( Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgMorning Light Co Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Tourism sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Morning Light Co Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Morning Light Co Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Morning Light Co Ltd (  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileMorning Light Co. Limited engages in the tourism and leisure industry. Morning Light Co. Limited is headquartered in Beau Bassin, Mauritius and owns a resort hotel under the Hilton Mauritius Resort & Spa name. Morning Light Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Top British stocks for April

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Motley Fool Staff | Saturday, 27th March, 2021 | More on: FXPO GRG HIK ITV IWG LSEG PTEC RDW RMG SMT STCK ULVR WINE See all posts by The Motley Fool Staff We asked our freelance writers to share the top British stocks they’d buy this April. Here’s what they chose:Rupert Hargreaves: IWGAs parts of the world start to move on from the pandemic, companies are re-evaluating their office footprints. Many firms have already announced they’re introducing more flexible working patterns, and this is proving to be good news for IWG (LSE: IWG).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…Owner of the Regus brand and one of the largest flexible office space groups globally, IWG has already registered growing interest from corporations looking to scale-down their footprints. This could help support the company’s growth throughout 2021.The most considerable risk the business faces is another economic slowdown. That could hit demand and slow the return to growth.Rupert Hargreaves does not own shares in IWG. Matthew Dumigan: Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust After delivering a stellar return over the last five years, Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust  (LSE: SMT) has stumbled upon tricky times over recent weeks, watching its price drop sharply since mid-February. The increased appeal of cyclical recovery plays and concerns in relation to an overpriced US tech sector appear to be behind the recent sell-off. Nevertheless, since I’m confident in the trust’s long-term approach and ability to identify the companies of the future, I would be inclined to see the recent dip as an opportunity to buy shares in this top British stock at a discount price in April. Matthew Dumigan has no position in Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust.Nadia Yaqub: Royal MailI’ve recently turned bullish on Royal Mail (LSE: RMG). The company continues to see parcel volume growth due to the online shopping boom. As a result, it has upgraded its full-year revenue guidance. Royal Mail expects to release its results in May.The company is boosting is infrastructure with an automated parcel hub in the Midlands. It has also come to an agreement with union members and both parties are working together. I think Royal Mail is taking the right steps and a reinstatement of its full dividend could be possible. I reckon the shares could grow further.Nadia Yaqub does not own shares in Royal Mail.Jonathan Smith: GreggsGreggs (LSE:GRG) is a UK-based bakery chain with over 2,000 stores in operation. Recently, full-year results showed a loss of £13.7m, a stark fall from the 2019 profit of £108.3m.I think the issue here is predominately based around the impact of the pandemic and so think that Greggs specifically are doing well. In fact, the company net opened 28 stores during 2020.The business is also focusing on diversifying revenue channels, with products now available in supermarkets as well as for home delivery. Both areas should boost profitability into 2021 and beyond.Jonathan Smith has no position in Greggs.Christopher Ruane: UnileverConsumer goods giant Unilever (LSE: ULVR) hasn’t had a great 2021 so far. Its shares have given up some of their gains from last year.But the company owns brands from Dove to Cif, which are used daily in millions of households worldwide. That does mean some currency risks and post-pandemic hygiene product usage may fall. But with its strong brands, global distribution and spread of businesses, I regard the name as attractive for the long-term. It’s well-established with experienced management.I see the current price weakness as a buying opportunity for this top British stock in April.Christopher Ruane owns shares in Unilever.Jabran Khan: Playtech FTSE 100 gaming giant Playtech (LSE:PTEC) is one of the largest gaming software suppliers. Playtech creates and delivers platforms for approximately 140 betting firms across 19 countries.Gaming is a multi-billion-dollar industry and continues to grow. Recent full-year results confirmed cash preservation and a strong balance sheet. B2B and B2C markets continue to perform well with new agreements signed in previously untapped territories. At Playtech’s current price point, I consider it to be a great opportunity. It has recovered some of its loss in price since the market crash but is still nowhere near 2018 highs.Jabran Khan has no position in any shares mentioned.Roland Head: RedrowFTSE 250 housebuilder Redrow (LSE: RDW) says it’s already sold 95% of the houses it expects to build by the end of June. The company’s order book reached a record £1.3bn at the end of December, stretching into the next financial year.Redrow’s share price has already bounced back strongly from the lows seen in April last year. But with the stock trading at just 1.2 times book value, I think Redrow still looks very affordable.With more than £200m of net cash on the books, the main risk I can see is that the housing market will slow down later this year. I can’t rule that out. But I think Redrow looks attractive at the moment.Roland Head has no position in any share mentioned.Edward Sheldon: London Stock Exchange GroupMy top British stock for April is London Stock Exchange Group (LSE: LSEG). It’s a leading financial infrastructure and data company.London Stock Exchange’s share price has taken a hit recently after the group advised that it will face higher-than-expected costs this year. I see this share price weakness as a buying opportunity. Full-year 2020 results, posted in March, were relatively solid with earnings up 5%. Encouragingly, the dividend was hiked 7% which suggests that management is confident about the future.Even after the share price fall, the stock isn’t cheap. This is a risk to consider. However, it’s worth noting that since the pullback, several directors have snapped up stock. I see this insider buying as a bullish signal.Edward Sheldon owns shares in London Stock Exchange Group.Zaven Boyrazian: ITVITV (LSE:ITV) is the UK’s second-largest broadcasting company that generates revenue by selling advertising time to its customers.Live TV viewership has been declining in recent years, as streaming services like Netflix gain more popularity. However, ITV has acknowledged this and launched its own free streaming service called ITV Hub.Today more than 33m people have signed up. And viewing hours continue to grow. Predicting viewing habits to produce new popular content is quite a challenge.But given its successful track record, ITV looks like it can thrive in the new streaming environment, and so it’s a stock I’d like to have in my portfolio.Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in ITV or Netflix.Royston Wild: Naked Wines The Naked Wines (LSE: WINE) share price has fallen sharply from the record peaks above 800p struck in February. I think this provides a terrific dip buying opportunity. And particularly with full-year trading results scheduled for Thursday, 15 April. I reckon those upcoming financials will remind the market of Naked Wines’s exceptional growth potential. Most recent financials showed sales soar 80% in the six months to September thanks to strong demand from both new and repeat customers.  It’s critical to remember that recent sales have been driven in large part by Covid-19 lockdowns. Naked Wines therefore faces the possibility that revenues could slow as restrictions ease. Still, I think its robust position in the fast-growing online retail segment will still deliver bubbly sales progress looking ahead.Royston Wild does not own shares in Naked Wines.Kirsteen Mackay: Greggs FTSE 250 high street hot food shop, Greggs (LSE:GRG) posted a loss for 2020 after lockdowns decimated its sales. However, with lockdowns gradually being lifted in April, I think this top British stock will begin to pick up pace again in April.2019 profit was £108m, while its 2020 loss was approaching £14m. The business was hugely popular prior to the pandemic and I think it’s likely to return to high-footfall and demand once the high streets reopen. Taking the bull by the horns, the company plans to open 150 new stores this year. It’s also branching into supermarkets and embracing home delivery options. Kirsteen Mackay does not own shares in Greggs.Paul Summers: Stock SpiritsOne share that’s caught my eye recently is branded spirits firm Stock Spirits (LSE: STCK). Like industry peer Diageo, I think the mid-cap could do very well once the pandemic has been sent packing. Naturally, news of another potential coronavirus wave in Europe isn’t ideal considering the firm’s presence in these markets. Even so, a valuation of just over 15 times earnings isn’t demanding for a company in this sector. Moreover, Stock’s off-trade focus should help to mitigate the impact of further closures to bars and restaurants. The robust balance sheet is another attraction.Paul Summers has no position in Stock Spirits.G A Chester: Hikma Pharmaceuticals Hikma Pharmaceuticals (LSE: HIK) shares are at a decent discount to their level earlier this year. I think it’s a good opportunity to buy into this specialist in non-branded generic and in-licensed drugs. Dollar weakness, a rotation out of defensive stocks into cyclicals, and company guidance for 2021 being below City expectations have all weighed negatively on Hikma. These factors may keep the shares depressed in the short term. However, chief executive Siggi Olafsson has a track record of guiding conservatively at the start of the year and upgrading as it progresses. As such, I think Hikma’s current 16 times forecast earnings represents good value. G A Chester has no position in Hikma Pharmaceuticals.Manika Premsingh: FerrexpoThe FTSE 250 iron ore miner Ferrexpo (LSE: FXPO), much like other industrial metals’ miners, had an unexpectedly good 2020 as commodity prices boomed. 2021 is shaping up quite well too. Its share price is up 35% since the start of the year.The economy expected to gather steam through this year. A big fiscal stimulus from the US likely to be directed towards infrastructure creation. And China’s huge commodities’ demand is likely to continue growing, albeit at a slower pace than last year.These developments bode well for Ferrexpo, which still trades at a surprisingly low earnings ratio of 3.6 times, making it a bargain buy for me at this time. Manika Premsingh does not own Ferrexpo shares. 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. If you’re 50 or over, we believe these stocks could be a great fit for any well-diversified portfolio, and that you can consider building a position in all five right away. Click here to claim your free copy of this special investing report now! Image source: Getty Images center_img Enter Your Email Address Top British stocks for April 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 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. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Avon Rubber, Barclays, Diageo, Hargreaves Lansdown, HSBC Holdings, Just Eat N.V., Keywords Studios, and Morrisons. 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.last_img read more

The Avacta share price is down 15% from its highs. Would I buy it now?

first_img Manika Premsingh owns shares of AstraZeneca. 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. Manika Premsingh | Monday, 29th March, 2021 | More on: AVCT The Avacta share price is down 15% from its highs. Would I buy it now? FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge 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. Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. See all posts by Manika Premsinghcenter_img Get the full details on this £5 stock now – while your report is free. 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. Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address When a high-performing share’s price falls from its highs, it is tempting to ask if I should buy the dip. This is the case now with biotechnology stock Avacta (LSE: AVCT). The Avacta share price has just dropped 15% from its all-time highs in less than two weeks. But before I buy the high-performing stock, I would like to ask three questions. These are: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…#1. Why did the Avacta share price rise?The Avacta share price first started rising in early April last year when it collaborated with Cytiva, which was earlier GE Healthcare Life Sciences, to develop coronavirus diagnosis tests. Unlike tests available until then, the rapid test would give results within minutes. This development gave the stock sharp momentum for around two months, before it settled at elevated levels compared to the pre-pandemic share price. Until early 2021, that is. In February this year, the Avacta share price showed another sharp climb when it received positive results for clinical studies on its tests. The initial evaluation allowed it to move to the full clinical validation of the tests. Then towards the end of the month, the company released a business update with optimism about the commercial potential of the coronavirus test, keeping the momentum up. And in early March the company said that its test can detect coronavirus variants found in the UK as well.#2. What are the prospects for it?That is a lot of positive developments for a company in a short span of time. Considering how important coronavirus tests are and will be for the foreseeable future, Avacta could well be in a sweet spot. I also like that it is developing therapies for cancer through its proprietary platforms. It aims to start providing its chemotherapy treatments in the first half of this year, which target achieving a more durable response in patients than existing treatments.  These steps reflect the company’s growth, and this could well be the year that proves to be a turning point. So far however, it has made losses and its revenue has been somewhat inconsistent too.#3. What are the risks to the Avacta share price?There are a number of companies working on various coronavirus-related solutions, from vaccines to diagnosis and treatment. As an investor, if I am looking to buy these, I would consider this entire spectrum. And a reminder here, this includes some of the biggest FTSE companies, like AstraZeneca, and US-based ones like Pfizer. Alternatively, I can consider it if I wanted to buy shares of a company that promises fast growth. But here too, better performing companies can be found. What I’d do nowMy point is that my reason for buying the Avacta share should be clear. If it is not, then I would rather wait for some proof of progress in its financials than be tempted today by the Avacta share price. last_img read more

Brownstone House / Studio Arthur Casas

first_imgPhotographs:  Filippo Bamberghi Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project United States Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Brownstone House / Studio Arthur Casas “COPY” Year:  “COPY” CopyHouses, Renovation, House Interiors•New York, United States Projects Products used in this ProjectSofasFlexformSofa – GrandemareDesign Team:Tamy Tutihashi, Natalia Valente, Raissa Furlan, Victoria Chaves, Paulina Tabet, André HondaLighting:Illumination Strategic DesignProject Start:2015City:New YorkCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Filippo BamberghiText description provided by the architects. Brownstone is an architectural style present in New York. These buildings are known by being row and vertical houses with brownstone facades, placed in long and narrow grounds. The project consists on the refurbishment of one of these residences, and, at the same time, seeks to respect the historical character of this architecture and offers a practical, contemporary and technological solution for the sectorization of an extensive program distributed over its six floors.Save this picture!© Filippo BamberghiSave this picture!Plan – 1st floorSave this picture!© Filippo BamberghiThese six levels ended up defining the rooms distribution, always well integrated to make the most out of the restricted entrance of natural lighting – guaranteed only through both facades. On the first floor, there is the kitchen, the office and a backyard with BBQ area. This kitchen, with its black counter and cabinets, differs from the traditional Studio’s light shades. To complement the dark atmosphere, white panels and woodwork brought lightness to the environment.Save this picture!© Filippo BamberghiSave this picture!Plan – Ground floorSave this picture!© Filippo BamberghiThe second floor is dedicated to social areas – such as the bar, dinner room and living room for the visits. As it was impossible to modify the historical frontal facade, this floor slab was retracted in the back facade in order to offer more space and a new and wide window, connecting first and second floor. To guarantee an intimate space to the family a couple with 2 kids -, the bedrooms, Gym, TV Room, Outdoor fireplace lounge were placed in the 3 upper floors.Save this picture!© Filippo BamberghiSave this picture!© Filippo BamberghiThe Decor has neutral shades contrasting to the dark facade. The oak flooring of the upper levels brings softness, while Limestone in warm shades and fabrics and furniture in earthy tones make a subtle reference to the Middle East natural colors, the owner’s homeland. The clients asked for a closed carpentry, with clean lines and few decorative objects, valuing a minimalist aspect. The interest in Brazilian identity is noticed by a selection of several furniture – many of them designed by Arthur Casas – and works of art.Save this picture!© Filippo BamberghiSave this picture!Plan – 2nd floorSave this picture!© Filippo BamberghiThe project’s highlight is the Indoor Pool, placed in the underground floor. The natural lighting, guaranteed by a skylight, offers a dramaticity to this ambience, which also divides the space with a warehouse and technical areas. To complement the lighting, lighting coves and linear built-in lights enhances the geometric design of the wooden bench, a strategy replicated throughout the residence.Save this picture!© Filippo BamberghiProject gallerySee allShow lessEl Corte House / Plural ArquitectosSelected ProjectsExhibition “City is Nature” at Sezon Museum of Modern ArtExhibition Share Brownstone House / Studio Arthur CasasSave this projectSaveBrownstone House / Studio Arthur Casas Save this picture!© Filippo Bamberghi+ 51Curated by Matheus Pereira Share 2019 Area:  6189 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily Manufacturers: Flexform, Allied Maker, Boffi, Poltrona Frau, 1stdibs, Arthur Casas Design, Artur Lescher, Bazzeo by NY Loft, Espasso, Etel Design, Galeria Nara Roesler, Herança Cultural, Loja Teo, L’Atelier, Nani Chinelatto, Pelle Design Store, Primo Vidros Products translation missing: Architects: Studio Arthur Casas Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeStudio Arthur CasasOfficeFollowProductsWoodStoneConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsNueva YorkUnited StatesPublished on August 14, 2020Cite: “Brownstone House / Studio Arthur Casas” [Casa Brownstone / Studio Arthur Casas] 14 Aug 2020. 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Free consultation offer to help charities with digital

first_imgFree consultation offer to help charities with digital Tagged with: Digital pro bono  644 total views,  2 views today Free one-hour consultations with digital professionals are on offer to charity workers to help them improve their skills.Digital Candle is a new service jointly developed by Platypus Digital, a consultancy working with charities, and The Catalyst, a charitable initiative supporting charities with digital skills.Charity leaders are invited to log their interest and indicate what they want to learn about, and Digital Candle will match them with the most appropriate expert. So far, 98 experts have signed up to give their time for free, and the service is also looking for more experts to share their skills.Matt Collins of Platypus Digital decided to launch the service after reading in the 2019 Lloyds Digital Charity Index that 46% of charity leaders didn’t see digital as relevant to their organisation.He said:“When I read the Lloyds report I was surprised. Then I saw others’ shock and outrage on my Twitter feed. I felt something had to be done to change that 46% stat in the 2020 report. The response has been amazing. Digital Candle has been overwhelmed with digital experts wanting to help.”Experts have carried out 20 sessions so far. Of those, 55% focused on digital strategy. Other questions have included: Advertisement Melanie May | 27 February 2020 | News About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via How can digital reduce the admin burden within our organisation?How can we better utilise LinkedIn?How can we set up Google Ad Grants?How can digital improve our support for community action?Digital Candle is part-funded by The Catalyst. Charities needing advice and experts wishing to give advice can both sign up on the Digital Candle website.  645 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2last_img read more

Solidarity with workers in Greece

first_imgWhich side are you on?In the struggle between European and U.S. finance capital, on one side, and the work force of Greece, on the other, the choice should be easy.Any class-conscious worker, any progressive individual from Tierra del Fuego to Lapland, from Vladivostok west to Honolulu, should be in solidarity with the Greek workers — on the streets of their cities if possible.Imperialist finance capital, using the debt that various countries, cities and territories have accumulated, are waging war on the workers around the world. Their banks are in trouble because they forced loans on people who can no longer pay them back. And they are using economic, political and military power to squeeze the workers to pay the banks.We said the choice should be easy. What complicates the choice is the mountain of lies that finance capital orders its media mouthpieces to propagate.For example, the lie that they offer money to Greece to help the Greek people. No, nearly all the money goes to rescuing the banks so they don’t have to write off the loans as unpayable. That’s one Big Lie.Another Big Lie is that the conflict is between German and Greek workers, that German workers “resent” bailing out allegedly laid-back Greek workers. This is a lie on two counts. First, it’s not the Greek workers but the banks that have been bailed out. Second, according to figures from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Greeks, when they have jobs, work on average more than 2,000 hours a year, while Germans work less than 1,400. This ignores the fact that 10 percent of the workforce in Greece are migrants, who work harder still, just as migrant workers do in Germany.The truth is that the battle is between the German imperialist banks — plus the French, Dutch, British and U.S. big banks — and the working people of Greece.What this means is that all labor union members, all unemployed youth, from the European Union to the United States, should find a way to show their complete support for and solidarity with the working class in Greece.It’s a struggle that involves all of us.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Fair Featured Farmers a Hit in 2nd Year

first_imgHome Indiana Agriculture News Fair Featured Farmers a Hit in 2nd Year Fair Featured Farmers a Hit in 2nd Year SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleLower Meat Prices Stall Food InflationNext articleIndiana Farm Leaders Honored with AgriVision Awards Andy Eubank Featured farmers at fairA featured farmer every day at the fair was a big hit last year, so the Featured Farmers presented by Dow AgroSciences is back again this year. Consumers have had the chance to talk about cows and pigs, corn and soybeans, pumpkins and Christmas trees and much more with those farmers. This week John and Kim Doty talked about their homegrown Indiana products available through French Lick Winery.“The farm is Martin County and our winery is in Orange County in French Lick, Indiana,” John said. “We’re on one of the highest hills in Martin County with very deep, well drained soils, and that’s what you need for growing grapes.”The winery opened in 1995 after 3-5 years of planning, and they planted their first grapes in 1998. Like many farmers in southwest Indiana the grape crop has had too much rain this summer.“Very challenging,” he said, “it’s been too wet. We don’t mind a little moisture earlier in the season, but this time of the year I would like for it to be dry so that the grapes can ripen without rotting. We have a lot of fungal problems when it’s this wet.”More than forty French Lick Winery selections are offered and several sweet wines are available at retailers statewide. Kim says they feature state bottled wines made from grapes grown in their vineyard.“We grow them, we process them, we bottle them and then we sell them. They never leave our facility and we have six or eight of those and we do really well with them. Of course we have Traminette, which is Indiana’s signature grape. We do really nice Chambourcin, a dry red, and we grow a grape called Norton, which we make three different wines out of, a dry red, a rose, and a fortified sweet wine called Norton Port.During the entire run of the state fair the featured farmers are escorted to various fair events by Kenda Resler Friend of Dow AgroSciences, who told HAT interactions between farmers and consumers have been great.“As we all know the weather has been pretty tough out here at the fair but it certainly hasn’t dampened the spirits of fairgoers,” she said. “We have had wonderful conversations with farmers. Every day at the Glass Barn where we’re hanging out with our soybean friends, farmers are getting asked questions like what time do you get up? Why don’t you raise animals? How does this work, how does that work? So we’ve had some really, really good candid discussions with people, and they love the farmers.”Featured farmers who will close out the fair are The Browns Inc, Starke County, Friday, Hammelman Farm, Knox County, Saturday, and Bishop Farms, Kosciusko County, Sunday. By Andy Eubank – Aug 18, 2016 Facebook Twitter SHARElast_img read more

TCU students staying for the break to cheer on the Frogs

first_imgTwitter Ally is a junior history major and journalism minor. She is a sports reporter for TCU 360. Linkedin Linkedin Twitter Volleyball finds success on their home court New sand volleyball courts excite team, students Previous articleStudents and faculty in Paris reflect on attacksNext articleTCU students start mentorship program at Paschal High School Ally Lantz RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A host of rookie Horned Frogs find roles in the NFL Facebook Ally Lantz ReddIt Ally Lantz center_img Ally Lantz Facebook LaDainian Tomlinson calls for racial understanding, asks TCU to lead the charge Ally Lantz Women’s basketball adds six new players Three new club sports could start next semester ReddIt + posts First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall printThe most hyped game of the year for the Horned Frogs is falling on the Black Friday when they take on Baylor.“I’ve been waiting for this game for over a year,” said Michaela Coon, a junior strategic communication major.Many Frog fans are willing to give up a family Thanksgiving in order to cheer on TCU. A large contingent of students will stay in Fort Worth for the game instead of heading home for the break.“The TCU-Baylor game is the biggest rivalry of the year,” said Chandler Lotridge, a sophomore Carter Ambassador. “Also who doesn’t love watching good football during the holiday season?”Last year, TCU fell to Baylor 61-58 in the last few minutes of the game. TCU and Baylor then went on to be Co-Champions of the Big 12.This year’s game is during the students’ Thanksgiving break. Some of those going home are upset that the game is taking place during the break.“I am kind of bummed that I do not get to come back for the game,” said Lindsey Hayob, a junior child development major.It is the third consecutive year that the TCU-Baylor game has been played during a break on TCU’s academic calendar. Last year’s contest took place over fall break last year, and the 2013 game was played on the Saturday of Thanksgiving break.TCU fans are making the best of the unfortunate timing.“I love turkey, I love dressing, and I love the Frogs,” said Bryan Cox, a senior accounting major.Kickoff for the Baylor-TCU game will be at 6:30 p.m. Ally Lantz read more