H2: March Madness handle to reach $12.1bn in 2019

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: US H2: March Madness handle to reach $12.1bn in 2019 Topics: Sports betting Strategy Horse racing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, commonly known as March Madness, is set to attract up to $12.1bn (£9.2bn/€10.7bn) in wagers, according to figures from H2 Gambling Capital. The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, commonly known as March Madness, is set to attract up to $12.1bn (£9.2bn/€10.7bn) in wagers, according to figures from H2 Gambling Capital.March Madness, which sees 68 teams play 67 games over 19 days from March 19, has been televised since 1969 and has become a major event in the US sporting calendar.H2 estimates that around 25m TV viewers will watch the tournament’s final, due to be held at Minneapolis’ Bank Stadium on April 8, with 730,000 fans attending live games, generating ticket receipts of around $160m.Broadcast rights are shared between CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV, with the broadcasters collectively paying an average of $890m to show March Madness each year. The tournament also generates around $1.42bn in advertising revenue each year.The event will also spark significant betting activity across the US. Of the $12.1bn H2 expects to be wagered on March Madness, however, H2 believes just 6.6% ($798.6m) of total handle will come from bets placed legally in states in which sports betting has been regulated.In the 2017 tournament, before the roll-out of sports betting prompted by the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA), just 2.9% of total handle was wagered in the regulated Nevada market.While gross win is dependent on results, based on the typical margin for NCAA events H2 believes it could be as high as $1.1bn, with 6.7% ($73.7m) generated in regulated states. The tournament also sparks a massive increase in per-game handle, which rises to an estimated $11.9m, compared to the average $90,000 handle for games in the NCAA’s Division 1 regular sesason.Total March Madness handle suggests that it is effectively a bigger betting event than the Super Bowl, H2 says, though this is a single game following the National Football League’s main and post-seasons. Super Bowl 2019, won by the New England Patriots, generated total handle of $6.0bn, of which 5.0% ($300m) was wagered in regulated states.In terms of popular markets, H2 says that for futures, bettors tend to favour futures where they bet on the tournament’s outright winner and the teams that will make the final four. Betting on the points spread, and money line bets, are also favoured by punters. Horse racing 12th March 2019 | By contenteditor Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops Race Track and Racino Email Addresslast_img read more

Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) Q32012 Interim Report

first_imgNestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2012 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nestle Nigeria Plc (NESTLE.ng)  2012 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNestle Nigeria Plc is a food manufacturing and marketing company in Nigeria and a subsidiary of the largest food and beverage company in the world. The company produces an extensive range of products for the retail and wholesale sectors. Famous brands in the food category include Maggi, Golden Morn, Nan, Lactogen, Nutrend and Cerelac. Brands in the beverages segment include Milo, Chocomilo, Nescafe, Nestle Pure Life and Nido. The company has an infants’ range which includes an infant formula, Nestle Nan; and infant cereals which includes Nestle Nutrend, Nestle Cerelac and Nestle Golden Morn. Nestle Nigeria also produce and market a brand of still water called Pure Life. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nestle Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgKenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Kenya Commercial Bank Limited Group (KCB.ug)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileKenya Commercial Bank Limited (KCB Group) is a leading financial institution offering retail and corporate banking services in Uganda through its subsidiary company. KCB Group offers financial solutions ranging from current accounts, overdrafts and loans to fixed and short-term deposits, mortgage finance, trade finance and forex, and business investment accounts. The banking institution participates in investments in treasury bills and bonds with the central banks. Wholly-owned subsidiaries in the banking group include Kenya Commercial Finance Company Limited, Savings & Loan Kenya Limited, Kenya Commercial Bank Nominees Limited, Kencom House Limited, KCB Tanzania Limited, KCB Sudan Limited, KCB Rwanda SA and KCB Uganda Limited. Kenya Commercial Bank Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchangelast_img read more

New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) Q32018 Interim Report

first_imgNew Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: New Frontier Properties Limited (NFP.mu)  2018 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileNew Frontier Properties Limited is a Mauritian company that engages in the acquisition and development of income-generating retail and logistics property in the UK and Europe. The company is a real estate investment trust. New Frontier Properties Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Why I’d sell this stock right now. Is it in your portfolio?

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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. Cineworld (LSE: CINE), as you probably know, is a UK-based cinema chain but with international outlets. It operates in 10 countries, and is currently valued at £2.4bn by the market. I don’t like the company as an investment, because in the last trading update the company reported a decline in revenue of 9.7%. That’s a lot – and in the US, the decline in revenue was 10.9%. In the UK, it was 9.7%. 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…What does a decline in revenues mean?When a company’s revenue is declining, it means that the business is no longer growing. It’s receding. A decline in revenue means that it is hard for a business to grow profits, because profits are usually grown from an increase in revenue.Sure, one can cut costs, and make other efficiencies. But cutting costs can only be done so far before you’ve trimmed the fat and are now cutting into bone. Greater efficiency can only provide a limited amount of benefits. When a company is no longer growing, growth investors are not interested. But it also puts pressure on dividend holders too. If a company is seeing its profits shrink, what does that mean for the dividend? Unless the business can turn itself around, then that precious dividend may be threatened. Cineworld has a large pile of debtCineworld’s debt was £2.5bn at the end of June 2019, and the company announced a debt-financed acquisition to acquire Cineplex. That takes Cineworld’s debt even higher, and I personally would rather invest in businesses that have little to no debt on their balance sheet.This is because when times get tough, a healthy balance sheet can withstand and navigate a stormy period. When debt holders have a claim over the company’s assets, they can just decide to pull the plug on the company and exercise that claim. The companies I want to buyCineworld does not meet my criteria for stocks to buy. First of all, if a company can’t grow its revenues, then it will struggle to grow its profits. And if it can’t grow its profits – why would I be interested? I want to make money with my investments, and a company that isn’t growing is not for me.Even if I was investing for income, I’d want a stable, steady business foundation. Declines of 10% or more in its core countries suggest Cineworld is not stable.Secondly, I don’t want debt in my companies. With all of the stocks available in the investing universe, why pick a company that is highly levered when there are businesses that have tidy balance sheets and are growing their profits?Finally, I want companies that do not have to invest large amounts of capital into the business just to keep it going. Cinemas need refurbishing, and that comes at a cost. For all the reasons above, Cineworld does not meet my criteria and I would sell it right now.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! 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‘Pantomime Cow Farm’ spoof promotes charity’s Christmas catalogue

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 [youtube height=”450″ width=”800″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuVOYBusrGo[/youtube] Making the filmThe ‘Panto Farm’ film was shot in Bath and features actor, Marc Danbury who has appeared in Casualty, Mistresses and the film, Johnny English.Panto Cows learn how to milk the applause Selling a Panto Cow for magic beans  69 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Tagged with: christmas DfID UK Aid Match Humour matched giving Trading Virtual giftsThe charity’s Christmas Gift catalogue encourages people to buy and donate practical items which help African families become self-sufficient. For example:• for £205, a ‘Local Cow’ provides a family with milk and manure for farming.• a Chicken costs £7• an Apple Orchard is available at £17• or supporters can Educate a Child for £30.In addition, from now until 31 December, all donations to Send a Cow will be matched £1 for £1 by the UK Government’s Aid Match programme.Send a Cow claims that it was the first UK charity to introduce the virtual gift catalogue. This year its campaign is being supported by actress Joanna Lumley.Simon Barnes, CEO of Send a Cow, said:“This year we’ve chosen to celebrate the humble Panto Cow to encourage people to think differently about the gifts they buy this Christmas. We don’t have magic beans but we do have lots of practical gifts that can make a real difference. We hope that you will support us this year by buying a gift, to help us change even more lives this Christmas and beyond.” Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 30 November 2015 | News Send a Cow’s Christmas catalogue is available in print and online. Panto cow farms exist! Oh no they don’t! Oh yes they do! Where? Behind you!And in front of your eyes. Bath-based charity Send a Cow has created a spoof documentary looking behind the scenes at the hidden world of ‘Panto cow farms’.As the pantomime season gets underway in theatres across the UK – it is Panto Day on 11 December – the charity hopes its humorous video will promote its new Christmas Gift catalogue.The ‘Panto Farm’ video features a cattle farmer who breeds a herd of pantomime cows. Together with his ‘principal boy’ daughter, he feeds up his cows for panto season, teaches them how to ‘milk applause’ in his milking shed, and auctions them to theatre directors for magic beans. ‘Pantomime Cow Farm’ spoof promotes charity’s Christmas catalogue 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Thousands of DAB radios to be donated to vulnerable over 70s

first_img  728 total views,  2 views today 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 www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 31 March 2020 | News “Older members of our communities are already particularly vulnerable to feelings of loneliness and isolation, but with the added fear of the Coronavirus and no visits from friends or family, we hope these radios will not only keep them up to date with local and national news, but also help to keep them entertained and provide a source of comfort during this difficult time.” Tagged with: radio  729 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9 A partnership between loneliness and technology charity WaveLength, BBC local radio, manufacturers, and retailers will see thousands of free DAB radios offered to vulnerable people aged over 70 to help them stay connected during the Covid-19 outbreak.The scheme is part of the BBC’s Make A Difference campaign, which launched in the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak and aims to work as a virtual community notice board, linking together those who want to give help with those in need, and is running across all 39 BBC local radio stations in England to help connect communities.Thousands of DAB radios have been donated by Argos, Currys PC World, John Lewis & Partners, Pure and Roberts Radio and will be distributed by loneliness charity WaveLength, with batteries provided by Duracell UK.Vulnerable people aged over 70 who can be nominated through an online application form at www.wavelength.org.uk/radioheroTony Hall, the Director-General of the BBC, said:“Local radio is a lifeline at this time and has never been more important as a source of trusted local news and information, and also as a companion for people who are isolating. We want everyone who needs access to the radio to have it, that’s why we’re giving away DAB radios. I’m proud we’ve been able to coordinate this initiative with our partners who have been so generous in offering their resources.”Kesah Trowell, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for Currys PC World, added: Advertisement Thousands of DAB radios to be donated to vulnerable over 70s AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis9last_img read more

Leading intellectual and journalist arrested as he is about to board a flight

first_img IranMiddle East – North Africa May 5, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Leading intellectual and journalist arrested as he is about to board a flight News News June 9, 2021 Find out more Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the imprisonment of pro-reform intellectual and journalist Ramin Jahanbeglou, who was arrested at Tehran airport on 28 April after criticising the Iranian government in a series of interviews for Canadian, Spanish and French newspapers in recent weeks. He was transferred yesterday to Evin prison. Receive email alerts Organisation Sign the petition Call for Iranian New Year pardons for Iran’s 21 imprisoned journalists RSF_en Newscenter_img IranMiddle East – North Africa News Iran: Press freedom violations recounted in real time January 2020 March 18, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Reporters Without Borders voiced outrage today at the imprisonment of pro-reform intellectual and journalist Ramin Jahanbeglou, who was arrested at Tehran airport on 28 April after criticising the Iranian government in a series of interviews for Canadian, Spanish and French newspapers in recent weeks. He was transferred yesterday to Evin prison.“We call for the immediate release of Jahanbeglou, who is being held illegally,” the press freedom organisation said. “We fear that the Iranian authorities, after closing down around 20 newspapers and issuing summonses to dozens of journalists since the start of the year, is now planning a wave of arrests of journalists.”Jahanbeglou was detained as he was about to catch a flight to attend an international conference on Iran. His arrest was kept secret until 3 May. It was only after reports were posted on websites and broadcast on foreign radio stations that Tehran deputy prosecutor Mahmoud Salarkia confirmed that Jahanbeglou was being held, without explaining why.The 27 April issue of the French daily Le Monde carried comments by Jahanbeglou criticising the policies of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his government.Jahanbeglou, who has a PhD from the Sorbonne University in Paris, heads the “Modern Thought” group at the Centre for Iranian Cultural Research in Iran. He used to contribute to several pro-reform newspapers such as Gardonn and Kian that were closed by the authorities, and he has written many books on democracy, secularism and non-violence.He is also a contributor to several foreign news media including the BBC and the French magazines Esprit and Etudes et Projets.Iran is the Middle East’s biggest prison for journalists and bloggers, with a total of six persons currently held. President Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei are both on the Reporters Without Borders list of press freedom predators. to go further Follow the news on Iran February 25, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

15 year old found safe and well in County Limerick

first_imgFirst Irish death from Coronavirus WhatsApp Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSearch intensified for missing teenage girlNext articleGardai to arrest dangerous driver who terrified pedestrians and children admin Twitter TAGSfeatured Linkedin No vaccines in Limerick yet Facebookcenter_img Print Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Andrew Carey | [email protected] public are to be thanked for their help and assistance after gardai found a young 15-year-old girl who had been missing for over a week in Limerick.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Eileen Delaney was last seen in Limerick on the afternoon of Sunday November 17 last before she went missing.“Thankfully”, according to Limerick’s most senior garda Chief Superintendent Dave Sheahan, “she has been found safe and well in Rathkeale and we are very appreciative of the assistance of the public in this case”.As searches intensified and anxiety grew, a positive outcome came when the young girl was found “safe and well” in the county Limerick town earlier this Tuesday evening.Related articlesSearch intensified for missing teenage girl NewsBreaking news15 year old found safe and well in County LimerickBy admin – November 26, 2013 602 Email Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more

CuriosityStream Announces Full Exercise of Underwriters’ Over-Allotment Option and Closing of Public Offering of…

first_img Twitter Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Facebook Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp TAGS  center_img Local NewsBusiness Pinterest WhatsApp SILVER SPRING, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– CuriosityStream Inc. (NASDAQ: CURI) (“CuriosityStream”), a global factual entertainment company, announced today that the underwriters of its previously announced underwritten public offering of its common stock, par value $0.0001 per share (“Common Stock”), have exercised in full their over-allotment option to purchase an additional 975,000 shares at the public offering price of $13.50 per share, less underwriting discounts and commissions. CuriosityStream also announced that it has closed its public offering of 7,475,000 shares of Common Stock, which included the sale of the shares pursuant to the over-allotment option. Gross proceeds to CuriosityStream from the offering are expected to be approximately $100.9 million, before deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses. BofA Securities acted as sole book-running manager for the offering and as representative of the underwriters. Needham & Company acted as senior co-manager for the offering, and D.A. Davidson & Co., Roth Capital Partners, Barrington Research and The Benchmark Company acted as co-managers for the offering. CuriosityStream intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for investment in program content, marketing and general corporate purposes. A registration statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-252617) (the “Registration Statement”) relating to these securities has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), and declared effective on February 3, 2021. The offering was made pursuant to the Registration Statement and an accompanying prospectus. Prospective investors should read the Registration Statement and accompanying prospectus, and the other documents that CuriosityStream has filed with the SEC for more complete information about CuriosityStream and the offering. A copy of the final prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained by contacting BofA Securities, Attn: Prospectus Department, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, by telephone at (800) 299-1322 or via email at dg.prospectus—[email protected] Electronic copies of the Registration Statement, the accompanying prospectus and the final prospectus are also available free of charge on the website of the SEC at www.sec.gov. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. AboutCuriosityStream Launched by media visionary John Hendricks, CuriosityStream is one of the world’s leading global factual streaming services and media companies. Its documentary series and features cover every topic from space exploration to adventure to the secret life of pets, empowering viewers of all ages to fuel their passions and explore new ones. With thousands of titles, many in Ultra HD 4K, including exclusive originals, CuriosityStream features stunning visuals and unrivaled storytelling to demystify science, nature, history, technology, society, and lifestyle. CuriosityStream programming is available worldwide to watch on TV, desktop, mobile and tablets. Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements made in this press release may be considered “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 including, but not limited to, statements regarding the intended use of proceeds. Forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Generally, statements that are not historical facts, including statements concerning possible or assumed future actions, business strategies, events or results of operations, are forward-looking statements. These statements may be preceded by, followed by or include the words “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “projects,” “forecasts,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “plans,” “scheduled,” “anticipates,” “predicts” or “intends” or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual events, results or performance to differ materially from those indicated by such statements. Certain of these risks are identified and discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Registration Statement and in CuriosityStream’s other SEC filings made from time to time. These risk factors are important to consider in determining future results and should be reviewed in their entirety. Forward-looking statements are based on the current belief of CuriosityStream’s management, based on currently available information, as to the outcome and timing of future events, and involve factors, risks, and uncertainties that may cause actual results in future periods to differ materially from such statements. However, there can be no assurance that the events, results or trends identified in these forward-looking statements will occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and CuriosityStream is not under any obligation, and expressly disclaims any obligation, to update, alter or otherwise revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. Readers should carefully review the statements set forth in the reports that CuriosityStream has filed or will file from time to time with the SEC. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005783/en/ CONTACT: CuriosityStream Public Relations: Ashley Huston [email protected] Investor Relations: Denise Garcia [email protected] KEYWORD: MARYLAND UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: TV AND RADIO GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT ENTERTAINMENT FILM & MOTION PICTURES SOURCE: CuriosityStream Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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