Svenska Spel temporarily closes Casino Cosmopol sites

first_img Svenska Spel temporarily closes Casino Cosmopol sites Sweden-facing operator Svenska Spel has announced that all four of its Casino Cosmopol land-based facilities have temporarily closed, in line with new government-ordered measures to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Casino & games 30th March 2020 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Nordics Sweden Sweden-facing operator Svenska Spel has announced that all four of its Casino Cosmopol land-based facilities have temporarily closed, in line with new government-ordered measures to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).The Swedish government last week introduced a ban on all gatherings of more than 50 people with effect from 29 March.In response, Svenska Spel has shut its Casino Cosmopol sites in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Sundsvall. The operator did not indicate when the facilities would re-open.“We follow the authorities’ recommendations closely and have seen it as part of our responsibility to keep the community going by keeping our casinos open,” Svenska Spel president and chief executive Patrik Hofbauer said.“We have followed the limit of a maximum of 500 people and other restrictions that currently apply to restaurant operations. With the new restrictions, it is now necessary to temporarily close all our casinos.“We hope to welcome our guests back as soon as the situation changes.”Svenska Spel is the latest operator to be hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with gambling facilities in markets around the world having been forced to close in response to the outbreak.All commercial casinos in the US have temporarily closed, while in the UK, all casinos, betting shops and bingo halls have also shut for the foreseeable future in line with a nationwide lockdown.The temporary suspension of casino operations in the Chinese autonomous region of Macau led to gross gaming revenue plummeting in February, while Finnish gambling monopoly Veikkaus last week extended the shut-down of its arcades and slot machines hosted in retail outlets.center_img Topics: Casino & games Email Address AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletterlast_img read more

Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited ( 2009 Annual Report

first_imgMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited (  2009 annual report.Company ProfileMauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited offers general insurance for individuals and corporates. The company operates through Casualty, Property, Life, and Other segments, where the Casualty segment offers motor, liability and cash in transit, personal accident and health insurance products. The Property segment provides fire and allied perils, engineering, marine, and all risks insurance products. The Life segment offers life and pension insurance products. The Other segment provides stock-broking services. The company provides additional financial services as well, where housing, educational and vehicle loans are offered. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited has four subsidiaries that work under it, Feber Associates Ltd, National Mutual Fund Ltd and Phoenix TransAfrica Holdings Ltd are fully owned subsidiaries. The Group also owns an 80% stake in Associated Brokers Ltd. Mauritius Union Assurance Co. Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

House GePo / OYO

first_img “COPY” Projects Photographs Save this picture!© Tom Janssens+ 18Curated by Clara Ott Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard House GePo / OYO Year:  Belgium House GePo / OYOSave this projectSaveHouse GePo / OYO CopyHouses•Wijgmaal, Belgium Photographs:  Tom JanssensSave this picture!© Tom JanssensRecommended ProductsWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesText description provided by the architects. This OYO story takes you to Wijgmaal, where a single-family house is conceived as a place without boundaries. Due to the use of a steel structure, you will experience the plan as open. The garden is the living room, the small lake, the bathroom. The kitchen you’ll find next door. OYO chose for a minimalistic approach, omitting fancy details. There is no need for ornament.Save this picture!© Tom JanssensThis and other choices result in a low budget home that sticks perfectly to the basic idea of living, functioning very open-minded. Every room in this house is connected and ready to absorb the creativity of its residents.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessCommercial Spaces in Ordaz / T3arcSelected ProjectsCasa mirador / +arquitectosSelected Projects Share Area:  180 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily 2012 CopyAbout this officeOYOOfficeFollowProductSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWijgmaal3D ModellingIcebergHousesBelgiumPublished on September 15, 2019Cite: “House GePo / OYO” 15 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?GePo住宅 / Open Y Office是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Architects: OYO Area Area of this architecture project “COPY”last_img read more

CTT is giving it up! – National Giving Week

first_img Tagged with: Charities Aid Foundation Charity Trust Digital Individual giving AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving. CTT is giving it up! – National Giving Week  24 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Charity Technology Trust (CTT) is one of the chosen charity sponsors for this year’s National Giving Week and to mark the event, CTT is offering to waive its service set-up fees for email, mobile fundraising and donation processing services to the three charities that make the best case for support, in 500 words or less.The closing date for entries is 31st October 2006 and the successful charities will be offered a ‘makeover’ consultation with CTT and full assistance with implementation of CTT’s service offerings.For more information about CTT’s services for charities, go towww.ctt.orgFor more information about this offer, go to editorsCharity Technology Trust ( is a registered UK charity (number 1073954) formed in 2001. It is the only UK registered charity devoted to improving charity efficiency using new technology. Howard Lake | 18 September 2006 | Newslast_img read more

Getting to know her camera

first_img Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day “Paula Yancey in Troy is such a talented artist, and I wanted her to do oil portraits of my children,” Allen said. “Their portraits were absolutely wonderful. When friends would come to my home in Marietta and see then, they wanted to use Paula for portraits of their children, and I started scheduling appointments for her here in the Atlanta area. I guess you could say that I was her agent.”After a time, the Peach State demands for Yancey’s work became more traveling than she could handle.“One day, Paula told me that she needed me to take the photographs for her portraits,” Allen said. “I had always loved photography and I thought I was pretty good at it but Paula said, ‘Shelli, you’ve got to learn your camera.’ She said that when she paints from photographs, there can be no distortion. The photographs have to be perfect.”Yancey taught Allen the “ins and outs” of her camera, and she also took some classes. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Skip Published 7:30 am Saturday, July 18, 2009 Email the author Getting to know her camera Shelli Allen sat on the front porch with a client.Both were deep in thought.Then Allen noticed a pickup truck parked across the street. You Might Like Camp focuses on young stars Sixty-five Pike County youngsters stepped into the spotlight Thursday night and were greeted by the enthusiast applause of an appreciative… read more Print Article “And, I fell in love with photography,” Allen said.For several years, Allen worked with Yancey and still does. But in August 2008, she decided to dive headfirst into the water, camera and all.She saw the possibilities of location photography and knew that it was something that she could do along with being a wife and a mom to three children.“When I do a shoot, I go to the client’s home or to a location of their choice and sometimes they come to my home. But I don’t have a studio,” Allen said. “I try not to do the same thing over and over. I try to be creative with my photography and, to do that, I have to get to know the family or the children and something about their lifestyle. And, I start from there. I don’t do the normal.”Most often the photography sessions are preceded with telephone calls and emails to get a feel for the lifestyle of the client or clients for which she is freezing that special moment in time. But there are times, when she doesn’t know exactly what she wants until she is at “the studio.”“I always tell my client not to clean the house before I come because I’m going to wreck it,” she said, laughing. “When I walk in, I’ll start moving furniture, taking things off the shelf, grabbing baskets, moving books, taking toys – just anything that will tell a story. I wreck the place but. Before I leave, I put it back together.”At one “studio,” Allen spied a tea set and that was the only clue she needed to capture the essence of the young subject.“I grabbed the tea set and we went outside and had a tea party,” she said. “I told her mom to just let her daughter do what little girls do. Not to ask her to smile or look at the camera, just let her enjoy the tea party and the photographs were wonderful.”At another shoot, the grandparents in the family had lived in a historic home. Allen asked the couple to move their Victorian-style couch outside.“We captured the look that we wanted with the family seated on the couch outside,” she said. “It was different and it worked.”Engagements photos and family and children’s portraits are Allen’s specialties but children are her passion.Children grow up so quickly and parents want to be able to capture those young years in such a way that they can remember them always.“When photographing children, I always ask parents what they want to remember most about their children,” Allen said. “Then, that’s the route that I go.”Allen said most parents want to remember their children in everyday settings, with their favorite toys, with a beloved pet or in a special place or that shy smile or their bright blue eyes or a distinguishing cowlick or freckles across the nose.“A lot of times, I do tight crops,” she said. “Maybe it’s the eyes that I focus on or the dimples. I don’t care if the hair’s in the photograph or not. Some people want the photograph to be real close while others want one that’s far away.“They want a photograph of their child that holds those special memories when they’re grown up and gone from home.”One photography shoot from start to finish encompasses between eight and 10 hours. Allen has an assistant who does her scheduling and sometimes helps with the actual shoot. She has a graphic designer who does the graphic work and a lab that prints the photographs.She also does class pictures for several schools in the Atlanta area and this year will also do individual school pictures.“I don’t do the usual school pictures where the children stand in front of a backdrop,” she said. “We’ll go outside and take the children one by one and shoot them. We’ll have fun.”Life as a location photographer is fun for Shelli Allen. She has a unique opportunity to capture moments in time … monents that will last a lifetime and keep memories alive and fresh when time has tried to do otherwise. Latest Stories Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… “I’ve got it,” she said. “I know what we’re going to do. We’re going to take the truck out on a dirt road and put the kids in the back, and that’s where I’ll shoot them.”Allen has been “shooting” people of all ages for several years, and she’s pretty darn good at it. In fact, she’s in great demand in the Marietta, Ga., area where she now makes her home and around her hometown of Troy, too.Shelli Strother Allen is a location photographer. Several years ago, when she was whizzing around Troy with a camera in hand, it was only for fun and for “old times sake.” She never thought that photography could be more than a passing fancy for her. Then, she grew up, got married and had children and was anxious to capture those special moments in time for all time. 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California driver mows down eigh pedestrians in ‘possibly intentional’ crash

first_imgiStock(SUNNYVALE, Calif.) — A driver in California sped through an intersection and plowed into a group of pedestrians on Tuesday night, injuring at least eight people, including a 13-year-old.The crash took place at about 6:30 p.m. in Sunnyvale, a suburb of San Jose, and about 45 minutes south of San Francisco.A Sunnyvale police spokesperson said, according to witness statements, the driver did not appear to slow down, and hit pedestrians in the crosswalk and on the sidewalk.“We do have witness statements that show that vehicle did not attempt to slow down or brake, and the scene itself doesn’t show any evidence of breaking,” Jim Choi, of the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety, said.The driver was taken into custody at the scene.Video from the scene showed a black sedan with heavy front-end damage sitting off the side of the road against a tree.“It looks like it may have been an intentional act. All of that is under investigation at this time,” Choi said, adding, “We know that this is an isolated event in that no one is outstanding, no danger to the community.”Multiple ambulances were called to the scene to assist with the injured patients, but the exact nature of the injuries was still unclear.“We do know that several of the patients that we had treated on scene had serious injuries — we just don’t know the extent,” Choi said.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

HR still fighting to prove worth on bottom line

first_imgHR still fighting to prove worth on bottom lineOn 3 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. HR is still struggling to be recognised as central to business success,according to research by Internet consultancy Click2learn. Over half of the senior managers surveyed never speak to the head of HR attheir company or meet to assess training objectives. A quarter of thosesurveyed only met with their HR chief once a year. The research reveals a gap between what HR believes its role to be and thereality for managers. Martyn Sloman, CIPD adviser for training and development, said, “Thisis a matter of concern, as one of the biggest problems facing HR is to putacross its contribution to business performance. “It’s clear from these findings that HR is under-appreciated and it’sour job at the CIPD to prove the relationship between HR and businessperformance.” Employers are also failing to adopt online training, with the researchshowing that only 8 per cent of employers have fully introduced e-learning.Over half of the employers surveyed admit they use it to mainly teach ITskills. Sloman said, “I don’t believe that any employers have fully implementede-learning. We are living in the age of technologists when e-learning is beingdelivered by IT staff. We need to look at e-learning from a training point ofview.” Of those employers embarking on e-learning, 58 per cent of them don’t have aformal strategy with clear goals in place. The survey of 100 managers, which included 50 HR managers, also reveals that58 per cent failed to receive any kind of training via their PC in the past 12months. When questioned over why they were not using e-learning, 42 per cent ofemployers blamed the cost of the initial investment. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

New free service claims it will be first to tell agents market is reviving

first_imgA group of leading property industry tech firms have united to offer agents a unique new – and free – property market insights service which, it is claimed, will be the first to spot when the sales market is beginning to revive.Blockchain based sales progression platform Coadjute says the service, which has been created in partnership with the UK’s leading property software and conveyancing service providers, watches housing market activity in almost real time.This includes spotting how the sales progression and conveyancing workload is fluctuating within thousands of law firms and estate agents up and down the UK.The partner firms involved include property software firms Reapit, DezRez and MRI Software plus conveyancing services such as Search Acumen and Redbrick Solutions.All the companies involved also hope that the service’s new property market insights will help estate agents aligns their operations better as activity returns to the market.“We are not aware that this level of data has ever been available in the UK property market before in this way, and we want to thank all those who have helped us compile it,” says John Reynolds, CEO of Coadjute (left).“While data is only half the picture, our aim has been to apply our knowledge of the industry to analyse the data and bring genuine aggregated insights into what is going on to the data providers.“With Estate Agents’ offices set to be in the first category of High Street premises to reopen when lockdown finally ends, it’ll be key that property businesses are able to make really well-informed decisions.” Coadjute Blockchain Network John Reynolds MRI software Reapit dezrez April 28, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » COVID-19 news » New free service claims it will be first to tell agents market is reviving previous nextCOVID-19 newsNew free service claims it will be first to tell agents market is revivingCoadjute says it has worked with many of the UK’s leading software firms including Reapit, DezRez and MRI to be able to spot activity picking up first, and help agents get ready to re-open.Nigel Lewis28th April 202001,254 Viewslast_img read more

Adjunct – Accountancy & Taxation – (ADJ000164)

first_imgThe Department of Accountancy & Taxation in the C. T. BauerCollege of Business is looking for applicants with expertise to beconsidered for part-time instructional employment opportunities. Wewelcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, orcommunity service has prepared them to contribute to our commitmentto diversity and excellence.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/ AffirmativeAction employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :Master’s degree in the discipline for teaching at the undergraduatelevel or PhD in the discipline for teaching at the graduate levelpreferred. Strong candidates will have extensive experience intheir fields of expertise.Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of finalcandidate. All positions at the University of Houston are securitysensitive and will require a criminal history check.last_img read more

Annie’s Carousel Ice Cream: Scooping Out Tradition for 36 Years

first_imgAnn Marie “Annie” Allegretto and spouse B.J. in front of their iconic shop at 332 Atlantic Ave. By Tim KellyThe loyal customers of Annie’s Carousel Ice Cream will always be there. That’s probably because Annie’s is always there for them.“We try to keep everything the same, because that’s what our customers want and that’s what we do best,” said Anne Marie Allegretto, better known to all as “Annie.”“We’ve tried hot dogs; we’ve tried funnel cake and a few other things. But that’s not what our customers come here for.”They come for the ice cream, the experience and the memories. It’s an Ocean City tradition as predictable as the tides.Operating out of a tiny, picturesque 108-year-old building at 332 Atlantic Avenue, Annie’s keeps things simple: 30 flavors of ice cream, milkshakes, malteds, soda, water ice, pretzels and cookies. Ice cream comes in a dish or a plain or waffle cones and just a few types of toppings are offered. They also come for reasonable prices: $3.75 for a generous cone.The most popular flavor is vanilla salted caramel chocolate covered pretzel. “When people start to ask me for it I stop them so they don’t have to say the whole name,” said Annie. The ice cream comes from two primary suppliers: Breyers and Island, out of Wildwood.The rock of stability is Allegretto, who began working at the shop at age 11. She continued to work there throughout her adolescence and adulthood and eventually married the former owner, Peter Chelf.Her husband passed away from cancer a few years ago, and she eventually re-married B.J. Allegretto – who also lost his first spouse to cancer. The good friends came together to support each other, grew closer and fell in love.The rest is Ocean City ice cream history. The couple, both Ocean City High School grads, have six children between them from their first marriages, some of whom work in the business.“I help out, but it’s really all about (Annie),” B.J. said. “She is the icon.”B.J. and Anne Marie Allegretto show how its done.If you spend any time at the shop you can see why. If the ice cream falls out of the cone onto the ground (“it happens about six times a week”) Annie replaces it for free.  If things aren’t too busy, she will let children come behind the counter and scoop out their own ice cream.“Kids love that and I love making kids happy. That’s one of the really great things about this business- making people happy,” she said.Count Christine Lydic among the happy ones.   “We come down for three weeks each summer, so we are here a lot,” said Lydic, of Marlton, who was bringing her toddler son Jason for his very first visit.  “The people are nice, it’s local to us and the service is great.”Also on hand were Lydic’s parents Vicki and Mike Delo, also of Marlton; and Mike’s cousin Steve Grappy of Erie Pa. All were enjoying the ice cream, and the atmosphere of Annie’s.The building is an attraction in its own right. Dwarfed by its neighboring buildings, one can’t help but notice the building sags along the doorway and roofline. On most nights, customers sit on the benches outside to eat their treats, and take selfies in front of the shop.“They call it the crooked ice cream shop, but it withstands all of the worst weather,” Annie said. “During Sandy the water came right up to the front step and stopped right there, short of the door.”The shop is open daily from 3 to 11 p.m. from mid-May (usually the weekend before Memorial Day weekend),” Annie says, and it closes after Labor Day. “We have found that 90 percent of our business comes from visitors.”During the off-season, Annie and B.J. reside in Florida.On most hot evenings in-season, a line will form outside the door and stretch all the way to the corner of 4th and Atlantic. On July 4th, the line was constant for three hours, Annie said.“We have seen little babies grow up over the years and now they are bringing their kids here and their kids are just as passionate about coming here as their parents,” said B.J. “That’s the great thing about Ocean City.  Great people.  Happy people.  People who love it here.  They like our ice cream but it’s also a nostalgia thing for a lot of people. And our prices are hard to beat.  People work hard for their money and they can come here with four or five people, everyone gets what they want and you only spend twenty dollars.”One amazing aspect of the shop is it attracts so many people despite a dearth of parking. There is exactly one spot in front of the building.“People walk and they ride bikes, and sometimes they drive and stop in a no parking zone and stay with the car while someone else runs in for the ice cream,” said Annie.“People tell me they feel good about the walk. They feel better (about eating the ice cream).  I hear that all the time.”last_img read more