Canada’s Loto-Québec has expanded its iGaming offering with the addition of live dealer casino games from Evolution Gaming.The provincial lottery operator, which is headquartered in Montreal, will broadcast live casino games from Evolution’s production studio in Vancouver on its Lotoquebec.com site.Customers will have access to six dedicated, branded tables – five of which will be hosted by French-speaking dealers – as well as four standard tables. Loto-Québec expects to launch the new service before the end of January.“We’re thrilled to be launching casino en direct,” Lotoquebec.com online product manager Sovanna Phan said. “It fits hand in glove with our click-and-mortar strategy to engage with customers both online and face-to-face at our casinos.”Lotoquebec.com will be the second igaming site operating out of Evolution’s site in Vancouver, which opened in February last year. The British Columbia Lottery Corporation already offers live casino games to customers in British Columbia and Manitoba from the facility.At present, Evolution is the only licensed live casino provider active in Canada.“The service we will be providing to Lotoquebec.com underlines the flexibility of our Vancouver studio and our vast experience in the provision of live casino solutions,” Evolution chief business officer for American and land-based gaming James Stern said.“Our track record in providing native speaking dealer solutions is a key factor, with Lotoquebec.com’s French speaking presenter tables being a key USP when serving the province’s predominantly French speaking population.” Topics: Casino & games Lottery Tech & innovation Loto-Québec to launch Evolution live casino content Regions: Canada Quebec Evolution Gaming will provide services from its Vancouver production studio Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 8th January 2019 | By contenteditor Casino & games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address
Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey LIVE: Switzerland to punish hapless Turkey; Follow Live Updates TAGSFC BarcelonaHyderabad FCHyderabad FC appoint Manolo MarquezIndian Super LeagueISL 2020ISL 2020 Schedule SHARE By Kunal Dhyani – August 31, 2020 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter ATP Tour Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales: 3 key battles to watch out for in ITA vs WAL Euro 2020: Didier Deschamps offers Ousmane Dembele update ahead of Portugal match Euro 2020, Switzerland vs Turkey: Top 5 players to watch out for in SUI vs TUR Football Euro 2020, North Macedonia vs Netherlands: Top 5 players to watch out for in MKD vs NED Football Football ISL 2020: Indian Super League (ISL) side Hyderabad FC on Monday announced the appointment highly-experienced Spaniard Manuel ‘Manolo’ Marquez as their new head coach.Spain’s Albert Roca was slated to coach Hyderabad FC but a call from new FC Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman forced him to sever ties and join the Spanish giants’ coaching staff. Football Queens Club Final: Matteo Berrettini beats Cameron Norrie in final to win title Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Gareth Bale issues warning for Italy ahead of crucial fixture – Follow Live Updates Football Formula 1 Football Euro 2020 LIVE broadcast in more than 200 countries, check how you can watch Live Streaming of EURO 2020 in your country YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo F1 French GP 2021: Max Verstappen pips Lewis Hamilton to win French GP, Perez finishes 3rd Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Marco Verratti returns and 7 other changes for Italy, check line-up; Follow Live Updates, FootballIndian Super League (ISL)SportSport News Previous articleFootball: Neymar squash rumours of Barcelona return; insists on PSG stayNext articleIPL 2020: Josh Hazlewood “concerned” with CSK’s COVID-19 outbreak Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. ISL 2020: Hyderabad FC appoint Manolo Marquez as new head coach Football RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowUndoIPL 2020 : Srikanth and fans slams MS Dhoni, says ‘wasted 15 Cr on Jadhav & Chawla’UndoSuresh Raina issues statement after arrest, says the incident in Mumbai was ‘unintentional’UndoMarquez, who previously worked at the helm in the Spanish LaLiga and the Croatian top-flight, has penned a one-year deal till the end of the 2020-21 season.“It’s a big challenge for me to join Hyderabad FC as we are set to begin our season soon. The club has already been preparing and working on a lot of things over the last few months so that makes it a comparatively smoother process for me to settle in,” said the 51-year-old.“Given that Hyderabad FC intends to follow the same philosophy which I’ve worked with over so many years, I believe there are common goals already present. Now it’s just about hitting the ground running and imparting those ideologies to the players,” he added.Hyderabad FC co-owner Varun Tripuraneni said: “We have worked towards a unified goal over the last seven-eight months while building our team. It has been one of our top priorities to continue the good work that everyone has put in and we strongly believe that Manuel Marquez is the perfect choice to do that.”“He has the credentials, and more importantly the experience to fit into our club. He has consistently proven himself at various levels and we expect a seamless transition.”A defender by trade, the Barcelona native turned out for various sides in the Spanish leagues, before hanging up his boots at the age of 28. During his two-decade-long coaching career, Marquez has worked with the likes of PB Anguera, AE Prat, CE Europa, CF Badalona, RCD Espanyol B, UE Sant Andreu, and UD Las Palmas B in the Spanish league system.He took charge of LaLiga side UD Las Palmas in 2017 before working with Croatian top-flight side NK Istra 1961 in 2018. Facebook Twitter
Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Equity Bank Limited (EQTY.ke) 2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileEquity Bank Limited is a financial services institution in Kenya providing banking products and services for the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company offers a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts and digital banking to school fees collection, custody investment and group accounts, trade finance, asset finance and microfinance loans. Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited is a subsidiary of Equity Group Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Equity Bank Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange
Publicado el 1 de enero, antes del asesinato mayor general iraní Qassem Soleimani por un ataque aéreo estadounidense.La Casa Blanca está utilizando una manifestación masiva en la fortaleza militarmente defendida de la Embajada de los Estados Unidos en Bagdad, Iraq, para amenazar con otro ataque contra Irán. ¿Cuál es la excusa esta vez? La Casa Blanca culpa a Irán por la manifestación en Bagdad, como si los iraquíes no tuvieran suficientes razones para detestar la ocupación estadounidense de su país.Antes de examinar esta última confrontación, debemos revisar la historia reciente de los EE.UU. en la región de Asia occidental (también conocida como Oriente Medio).El 19 de marzo de 2003, el imperialismo estadounidense invadió Iraq con el pretexto, que luego demostró ser absolutamente falso, de que Iraq tenía “armas de destrucción masiva”. Posteriormente, para derrotar la resistencia iraquí a la ocupación estadounidense, Washington provocó y exacerbó sectarias y regionales diferencias entre la población iraquí, hasta que estalló en una virtual guerra civil.La invasión inicial de los EE.UU. y el conflicto resultante mataron a más de un millón de iraquíes y desplazaron a millones más, destrozando a la sociedad iraquí. Estas bajas se sumaron a la asombrosa pérdida de vidas iraquíes causadas por casi 13 años de sanciones estadounidenses en ese país que precedieron a la acción militar directa.La ocupación estadounidense no hizo nada que haya ayudado al pueblo iraquí. No hay una razón legítima para que el imperialismo estadounidense permanezca en Iraq.Es importante mencionar esta historia de crímenes de guerra de EE.UU. porque los medios corporativos no lo harán. Presentan la invasión estadounidense como una aberración de la administración George W. Bush, que llevó a cabo el ataque. Pero casi todos los republicanos, la mayoría de los demócratas y casi todos los medios corporativos respaldaron la invasión en ese momento. El hecho de que las sanciones previas y la invasión en sí fueran crímenes de guerra por parte de la clase dominante imperialista de EE.UU. debe ser expuesto y subrayado.De la gente de los EE. UU., –especialmente de la clase trabajadora y de todos los sectores oprimidos de la sociedad estadounidense– la demanda debería ser: “¡Saquen a los EE.UU. de Iraq! ¡No a la guerra contra Irán!”Otro ataque estadounidense contra IraqEste 29 de diciembre, Estados Unidos lanzó un ataque aéreo contra la milicia iraquí que presuntamente había matado a un ciudadano estadounidense, llamado “contratista” por funcionarios estadounidenses y medios corporativos. El ataque aéreo estadounidense mató al menos a 24 personas iraquíes.Los funcionarios estadounidenses están usando la palabra “contratista” para disfrazar el papel real del individuo en el terreno. Para quitar el disfraz, usemos la palabra adecuada: “mercenario”. La mayoría de los contratistas militares son ex fuerzas de combate de los EE.UU. — por más dinero que el que recibieron de las Fuerzas Armadas de los EE.UU.– realizan el “trabajo” como pistoleros contratados. Miles de ellos están en Iraq y también en Afganistán.En respuesta a la muerte del mercenario, las fuerzas de ataque estadounidenses atacaron objetivos en Iraq que supuestamente albergan a la milicia con vínculos a Irán. Muchos funcionarios del gobierno iraquí advirtieron a Estados Unidos contra los ataques y los calificaron de asalto a la soberanía iraquí.Washington sobrepaso a los líderes iraquíes y ordenó el ataque. Trump siguió con un tuit beligerante que amenazaba a Irán.Otra amenaza estadounidense contra IránEl 8 de mayo de 2018, la administración Trump aumentó la hostilidad contra Irán al romper el tratado de armas nucleares de 2015 y volver a imponer sanciones económicas. Ha seguido apretándolos desde entonces. Las sanciones han dañado la economía iraní y han provocado el descontento popular.Esas fuerzas dentro de la clase dominante estadounidense y sus agentes que son más beligerantes hacia Irán, por ejemplo, el ex asesor de seguridad nacional John Bolton y la senadora Lindsey Graham, ya habían atacado la decisión de Trump de detener la primavera pasada (en el último momento) un ataque militar estadounidense contra Irán, un país de 80 millones de personas.Medios como el New York Times repiten las incitaciones de los belicistas. Ahora Bolton y Graham están presionando nuevamente a la administración para atacar a Irán.Tal ataque amenaza una conflagración en la región de Asia occidental y aumenta el peligro de una guerra mundial. Esto también es una amenaza para las personas dentro de los Estados Unidos.La única posición legítima posible para las fuerzas progresistas y antiimperialistas dentro de los Estados Unidos es oponerse a cualquier ataque contra Irán y luchar para sacar a los Estados Unidos de Iraq y de toda la región del Medio Oriente.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Previous articleDentists claim investment in school service now would save money in the long termNext articleGAA Programme admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Gardai in Milford are continuing their investigation into a weekend burglary which occurred at McAteers shop in Fanad.The burglary took place between 7.30pm and 8pm on Sunday evening last.It’s understood that two criminals gained entry to the premises through the front door and a number of items were stolen including a sum of cash and a quantity of cigarettes.Gardai are appealing for information or anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact Milford Garda Station on 0749153060. Facebook Harps come back to win in Waterford By admin – August 17, 2017 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Milford Gardai continuing investigation into weekend burglary in Fanad
Share via Shortlink Full Name* Founded in 2012, Compass has used equity and other financial incentives to recruit top agents over the years. But it’s only allowed agents to defer commissions since 2018.That year, the company said it granted $20 million in stock options to 1,200 agents enrolled in the program. Last year, it was on track to grant $50 million in options to 3,000 agents. It currently employs 18,000 agents around the country.Compass declined to comment.Last year, the brokerage sweetened its agent equity program to make it easier for agents to cash in on shares, in particular by shortening the vesting period to one year from four years.The 2021 program is structured the same way, though the strike price is fluid pending a public offering.According to the memo, agent stock options will convert to equity in the first quarter of 2022. At that time, Compass said it would calculate the number of shares an agent gets by dividing their investment by a “reference price” of $154.27, the value of Compass shares in its most recent funding round in July 2019. At that time, Compass was valued at $6.4 billion.But if Compass is publicly traded at that point, the reference point will be the trailing 10-day average closing price, the memo said.In the memo, Compass laid out a scenario where an agent earning $100,000 in commissions invests 20 percent, or $20,000, and Compass contributes another 10 percent of that for a total of $22,000. Based on a $154.27 percent price, the agent would own 142 shares.Having raised $1.5 billion from investors, including SoftBank, Fidelity and Dragoneer, Compass has been the subject of IPO speculation for years. Compass recently hired Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs in anticipation of a potential public offering.In a recent memo to agents, CEO Robert Reffkin did not mention equity, and he said he could not comment on the timing of an IPO. “But being public will allow Compass to raise capital that we can invest in more tools and more support to help you,” he wrote.Tech stocks have been hot in 2020, fueling IPO fever. This month, Airbnb raised $3.5 billion in a public offering that valued it at more than $100 billion. Prior to the IPO, early employees pressured Airbnb to go public so that they could cash in on options set to expire starting in late 2020.Contact E.B. Solomont Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* Email Address* Compass CEO Robert ReffkinWith a potential IPO on the horizon, Compass is again letting agents trade their commission dollars for equity — and potentially reap the rewards of a long-awaited public offering.Under the terms of the firm’s 2021 agent equity program, Compass said brokers can defer payment on commissions and referrals that will convert to equity the following year. Compass will also match 10 percent of the agents’ investment, according to an internal memo seen by The Real Deal.“This agent-only program allows you the opportunity to participate in any future growth and success of the company,” the memo said. Agents will not be required to pay an exercise price in order for restricted stock units to convert to common stock in the event of an IPO.Read moreWhy Compass is going public (and the challenges it faces) Compass sweetens agent stock program Compass lures agents with stock options TagscompassIPOResidential Real EstateTechnology
Umer Ashraf is owner of Glasgow-based iCafé. He has three shops and plans to expandPeople often ask me what impact the recession is having on my business and I answer, “We’re actually not that bad.” The truth, though, is that we are as bad as the business next door or the one further down the road on some fronts, but much better, secure and robust on others.As well as coffee, we sell paninis, wraps, gourmet sandwiches, nachos, hot and cold filled bagels and baguettes.Everyone in this industry is affected one way or another. If it isn’t the rising costs, it is the declining sales. If it isn’t the declining sales, it is probably the profitability. After all, our general prices have gone up, and our sales have come down. But not everything is this gloomy. What we have to remember is that everything has a counter-effect and perhaps we are forgetting those many opportunities these tough times have created.For me, I have looked at a few and started my latest project. I am taking a brand new concept, called Paradise Bay, to the beautiful city of Oban. It’s a juice and smoothie bar – nothing new to this industry I agree, but it’s how I have done it that will make the difference – and I’ll be selling croissants, Danish and the other baked goods, as before.My vision for the iCafé chain of coffee houses has grown from strength to strength, but in the present climate, things are moving rather slowly on the expansion front. Instead, everyone at iCafé has focused their energies on making the business more robust and bringing in systems we perhaps couldn’t have before. This gives me an opportunity to explore what else is out there and grow my little business empire by making the best of the deals that exist – whether it be incentives on the rentals, incentives from suppliers or simply the change in the market trend giving new concepts an opportunity to test the waters or, dare I say, grow.There was a time when consumers were going for a premium range on most things. Now, they want a value range on most things, as everyone is watching their total spend. Paradise Bay focuses on bringing premium-range products at value-range prices – a win-win result for everyone. As a business, we will provide a far superior product for the price, resulting in repeat custom due to value for money, quality and the whole offering.The store is due to open on 20 March and, in my forthcoming column, I will tell you how I got on with the launch. What were the good points and the bad points and what worked, and did not work… so watch this space!For now, I will leave you with this quote by Johann Wolfgang: “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
Dead & Company is taking a well-earned rest this week after giving Deadheads and jam-loving snowbirds four days and nights of musical fun down in Mexico at the 2019 “Playing in the Sand” concert destination event last weekend. Prior to last weekend, the band announced that they would start rolling out the soundboard recordings from all of their performances throughout the fall 2017 and winter 2018 tours.As Dead & Company continues to share the audio from 2017-18 shows to streaming services every Friday, it appears they’ve spent some time perusing through their video vault as well. On Thursday, the band shared the pro-shot video of their first-ever performance of “If I Had The World To Give” (featuring bassist Oteil Burbridge on lead vocals) from their performance at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio back on November 25th, 2017.Related: Dead & Company Wrap Playing In The Sand With Fan-Favorites, Nod To Super Blood Wolf Moon The Robert Hunter/Jerry Garcia-penned Grateful Dead ballad initially appeared on the Dead’s 1978 Shakedown Street album. With this performance, Oteil proved once again that he could easily be considered the strongest vocalist in the band when he finds a Dead tune that fits within his range and comfort zone. The five-minute ballad stretches out to a relaxing seven-minutes in length in this version, as the band makes sure to take their time in reviving the Hunter/Garcia tune. This rendition also includes a pair of solos from John Mayer in the middle, and again towards the end to help ease listeners into the song’s closing notes. Fans can watch the entire performance in the freshly served video below.Dead & Company – “If I Had The World To Give” (Grateful Dead cover) – 11/25/2017[Video: Dead & Company]SiriusXM‘s ‘Tales From The Golden Road’ host Gary Lambert also provided his take on the live cover with some liner notes shared with the video’s debut on Thursday:“If you had to rank the most undeservedly obscure items in the Grateful Dead songbook, there would have to be a place high on the list for this lovely Garcia-Hunter collaboration, recorded and released as the closing track on the Dead’s “Shakedown Street” album in 1978, but performed onstage by the band only three times (all in that year), after which it mysteriously vanished from the repertoire. It was only after Oteil Burbridge emerged as a lead vocalist with Dead & Company that the song made its welcome return with this performance in Columbus.”Dead & Company will take the rest of the winter and spring months off before starting the Dead machine up again for their 2019 summer tour, which is scheduled to begin with a pair of gigs in Mountainview, California on May 31st and June 1st. Fans can click here for ticket info.
However, achieving these goals requires:In most instances, storage is the limiting factor preventing organizations from taking full advantage of their data and analytics investment with I/O and bandwidth bottlenecks limiting the number of CPUs, the amount of data analyzed and concurrent jobs and users. Dell EMC and SAS, the leading provider of analytics software, recently joined forces to provide the ultimate combination of storage, computing power and software for modern, accelerated enterprise analytics.Dell EMC DSSD™ D5™ Rack-Scale Flash solution leveraging Dell EMC PowerEdge R730 servers Enables Analytics at Scale And Results Prove ItNew performance testing conducted by Principled Technologies using Dell EMC DSSD D5 rack-scale flash storage appliance with a mixed SAS analytic workload running on Dell EMC PowerEdge R730 servers powered by Intel Xeon processors E5‑2699 v4 and hosting SAS 9 instances demonstrated:Dell EMC DSSD D5 delivers extreme low latency access to data and can meet the bandwidth requirements of hundreds of cores (tested with 352 cores), allowing customers to consolidate SAS applications on a single platform, run more analytics in the same time period and enable more concurrent users and applications.DSSD D5 provides near-linear scaling with eight Dell R730 servers, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors E5-2699 v4, and running more than 800 concurrent analytics jobs, delivered a peak bandwidth of 22.8 GB per second.DSSD D5 kept up with CPU demand for I/O while ensuring that all computing power was fully utilized by illustrating SAS CPU/real-time ratios greater than 1.0, even with eight servers.In a nutshell, DSSD D5 provides game-changing performance and enables customers to leverage analytics at scale and accelerate time-to-value for their SAS workloads. Additionally, the validated Dell EMC storage and server configuration for SAS lowers risk for customers by combining unprecedented performance, reliability and flexibility with faster deployment time and a smaller data center footprint.In a second announcement today, Dell EMC made available PowerEdge Servers with the DSSD client cards packaged together to be offered as a drop-in-the-box shipment. In Q4’16, we will offer DSSD client cards factory installed in select Dell PowerEdge servers. Along with offering unprecedented performance, reliability and flexibility, the Dell EMC solution further accelerates deployment time and enhances ease of use.Want to learn more? Check out the DSSD homepage and the Principled Technologies Report, Executive Summary–Report and Infographic and follow @EMCDSSD on Twitter for our latest announcements and content. Why This Solution & Why Now?Today, organizations are under greater pressure than ever to take advantage of the ever-growing amounts and sources of data to deliver new business services, improve results and compete better. DSSD D5 Rack-Scale Flash Storage And PowerEdge R730 Servers Takes SAS Analytics To The Next LevelLast week, we announced the largest merger ever in the IT industry – the merger of Dell and EMC. Today, with our announcement of new Dell EMC DSSD™ D5™ Rack-Scale Flash solution leveraging Dell EMC PowerEdge R730 servers, we are providing a great example of how the innovative technologies and products from Dell EMC provide real world solutions to customers’ problems. This new solution is optimized for SAS applications and delivers game-changing performance for SAS 9, allowing customers to take full advantage of new innovative offerings from the SAS portfolio.