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Email Address Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Mobile Online Gambling OTB and Betting Shops French gaming giant La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has projected 5% growth in both player stakes and revenue for 2020, after a “landmark” 2019 that saw the operator list on the Euronext Paris and net revenue rise to €1.96bn. Finance Regions: Europe Western Europe France FDJ raises 2020 guidance after 9% revenue rise in 2019 French gaming giant La Française des Jeux (FDJ) has projected 5% growth in both player stakes and revenue for 2020, after a “landmark” 2019 that saw the operator list on the Euronext Paris and net revenue rise to €1.96bn (£1.63bn/$2.13bn).Total amounts wagered across all products grew 9.0% year-on-year to €17.24bn, aided by a strong performance from FDJ’s core lottery business and complemented by growth in its sports betting offering.Lottery accounted for the vast majority of player stakes, growing 7.2% to €13.68bn for the year, or 79.4% of all amounts wagered.This, the operator noted, was the highest growth rate recorded in the past five years, aided by growth across both draw-based and instant win games. For draw-based games, stakes were up 6.4% to €5.48bn, aided by long jackpot cycles for Loto and EuroMillions, which added €136m to full-year amounts wagered.The relaunch of Loto in November 2019, to offer players a third chance to win significant prizes, also benefitted the operator, resulting in a 10% increase in stakes at points of sale in the final two months of the year.Instant games, meanwhile, benefitted from eleven new retail launches, and two relaunches, during the year to grow stakes to €8.20bn. The Mots Croisés game series became the sixth game suite to grow stakes to more than €1bn during the year.Quitte ou Double, a game that links retail and online play, succeeded in driving online sign-ups, with 40% of players registering online via the product. While FDJ did not break out exact figures for digital lottery stakes, it noted these grew by more than 30%, accounting for almost 6% of total amounts wagered on its lottery products.With the player payout ratio for the year remaining steady at 65.7%, lottery revenue grew by 6.5% to €1.58bn for the year.Sports betting, meanwhile, saw total amounts wagered grow 16.1% to €3.54bn, accounting for 20.5% of all amounts wagered. Despite 2019 containing fewer high-profile betting events, FDJ noted increased activity around football – namely the Champions League, Europa League, as well as French, English and Spanish football.This was supported by more betting on tennis, such as the French and US Open and Wimbledon, as well as increased activity on events such as the Africa Cup of Nations, the Women’s World Cup and the Rugby World Cup.For sports betting, FDJ’s online offering accounted for almost 75% of total sportsbook stakes, with amounts wagered via digital channels up by over 40% in 2019. The player payout ratio increased to 76.1%, though revenue still grew 14.5% year-on-year to €341.0m.After paying out winnings of €11.70bn – up 9.4% – FDJ’s gross gaming revenue for the year was up 9.4% at €5.54bn. The operator’s contribution to public coffers grew 7.2% to €3.50bn, while a further €127.8m was spent on structural allocations to counterparty funds, and a further €9.7m was generated from sports betting. This left net gaming revenue of €1.92bn, up 8.5% year-on-year.A further €30.8m was generated from other activities, such as FDJ’s payments and technology businesses, for total net revenue of €1.96bn, an 8.5% advance on FY2018.Cost of sales for the year increased to €1.19bn, while marketing spend rose to €330.4m, and general and administrative expenses declined marginally to €173.1m. FDJ generated a further €0.6m in other operating income, and paid out €9.7m in other operating expenses. This resulted in a marginal increase in recurring operating profit, to €252.0m.Earnings before income, tax, deprecation and amortisation – recurring operating profit with depreciation and amortisation costs of €94.0m factored in – grew to €346.0mHowever, as a result of its November initial public offering, the business incurred €67.3m in additional expenses. While this was partially offset by €4.0m in other income, operating profit for the year fell 26.5% to €188.7m.After net financial income of €20.6m, and a €2.0m benefit from its share of joint ventures, pre-tax profit stood at €211.3m, down 17.5% year-on-year. After income taxes of €78.3m, net profit for the year fell 22.0% to €133.0m.“2019 will be remembered as a landmark year for La Française des Jeux with the great success of its initial public offering to numerous institutional investors, individual shareholders and group employees,” FDJ chair and chief executive Stéphane Pallez commented.“2019 was also characterised by very strong growth in all our businesses, across all sales channels, both physical and digital, and the Group’s excellent operating and financial performances.”She said the full-year performance had allowed the business to revise its 2020 forecasts upwards. In the year ahead, it will look to enhance its games portfolio and services, including relaunching EuroMillions this month, as well as rolling out new instant win games such as tie-ins to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. It will also launch another retail-digital hybrid game to build on the success of Quitte ou Double, and look to use Uefa Euro 2020 to further grow its sportsbook offering.As a result it now aims to increase stakes by 5% during 2020, having initially projected an increase of between 4% and 5%, while revenue for the year is now excepted to grow by around 5% for lottery, and 6% for sports betting. It will also look to reinvest around €600m in the digital transformation of its business, and expansion of its B2B offering, between 2020 and 2025. 13th February 2020 | By contenteditor Topics: Finance Lottery Sports betting
England skipper Chris Robshaw is delighted to get his hands on the Calcutta CupBy Katie FieldIn a NutshellCALCUTTA CUP matches are so often dour, attritional battles but this Twickenham clash was a world away from that, featuring six tries and some helter-skelter running rugby. Scotland had their moments, bringing their supporters to their feet as early as the tenth minute when debutant wing Sean Maitland dived over for a try, to give them a 5-3 lead, but England weathered the storm and took control of the breakdown, possession and, ultimately, the match.Sean Maitland celebrates his try with Greig Laidlaw (left)England’s half-time lead was only 19-11, but they stretched away in the second half, putting Scotland under pressure for long periods. Scotland did all they could in defence, but the gaps eventually opened up as England recycled possession and went through the phases and the final score is a fair reflection of the game.Centre Billy Twelvetrees emulated Maitland to celebrate his first cap with a try and an accomplished performance. Stuart Hogg was the outstanding performer for Scotland, illustrating once again that if Scotland can only win more ball, they have the talent to use it to good effect.Key MomentA 30th minute try from that arch finisher Chris Ashton gave England a 16-8 lead and from that point on they never looked like losing the match. The home side had taken an early 3-0 lead with an Owen Farrell , Scotland had come flying back at them and led briefly, but England didn’t panic, got back the scoreboard ticking over with two more penalties and then Ashton struck.Star ManOwen Farrell was the official Man of the Match and deservedly so, as he set England’s back line in motion and mixed his game up intelligently. His place-kicking is almost faultless – he mised just one in this match – and he scares the living daylights out of opposition defences with his footwork and deft handling. Watching him run a game as big as this, it’s easy to forget he is only 21 years old!Lions WatchHotOwen Farrell: Ireland’s Johnny Sexton won’t be receiving that red No 10 jersey in the post just yet. Farrell had a terrific all-round game, floating out a sublime pass for Geoff Parling’s try and kicking almost everything that was put in front of him. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS ScorersEngland:Tries: Chris Ashton, Billy Twelvetrees, Geoff Parling, Danny CareCons: Owen Farrell 3. Pens: Farrell 4Scotland:Tries: Sean Maitland, Stuart HoggCon: Greig Laidlaw. Pens: Laidlaw 2 Stuart Hogg: The Scotland full-back put in a really bright performance, asking questions of the England defence with his bold runs from deep.Johnnie Beattie: The No 8 ticked plenty of boxes on his return to Scotland’s side after 18 months in the wilderness. He was everywhere in the loose, carrying the ball nine times.Joe Launchbury: Another really accomplished performance from the England lock, and he was almost rewarded with a try, having one disallowed and coming close to the line on another occasion.ColdTim Visser: No tries this time for the scoring machine and he was overshadowed by Maitland and Ashton in that area. He chased his own kicks well, but was found wanting in defence once or twice.Chris Ashton powers over for England’s first tryTop quotesEngland coach Stuart Lancaster: “Whilst we are not happy with everything, by any stretch of the imagination, I thought our cohesion was excellent and it’s given us a great foundation going into Dublin. Last year we went there on the back of four from four and came home with our tails between our legs so we need to be ready.”Scotland coach Scott Johnson: “We can dream away about how we would like to play the game but the reality is in the modern game if you don’t get the contact area right, it’s a fantasy. Fairy tales don’t come true.”StatsEngland made 597 metres in attack compared to Scotland’s 225 and the Scots were forced to make 128 tackles. England won 106 rucks and mauls while Scotland managed just 55.
The Anatomy of Fear Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Black Skimmer with chick, photo by Jean Hall From Audubon FloridaAs Florida begins to reopen beaches, Audubon is calling on beachgoers to help make beaches safer for birds by avoiding their nesting areas.“After a generally successful nesting season in 2019, we are reaching out to local beachgoers to respect posted areas around nesting birds so that 2020 will be another banner season. If we share the shore, we can all enjoy the sand together,” says Marianne Korosy, Ph.D., Director of Bird Conservation for Audubon Florida.On the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts, Audubon’s Coastal Bird Stewardship Program engages local communities to protect beach-nesting birds from predators and disturbance, like off-leash dogs or fireworks. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Audubon is adhering to all local and state guidelines for beach closures, social distancing, and stay-at-home orders.Here are four tips for making our beaches safer for birds:Give nesting birds at least 150 feet of distance if the space allows. Signs or people usually alert you to these areas, but many posting and fencing efforts are delayed this season.If pets are permitted on beaches, keep them leashed and away from birds.Remove trash and food scraps, which attract animals that might eat shorebirds’ eggs and/or chicks.Do not drive on beach dunes or other nesting areas.As community leaders, Audubon takes seriously our personal and organizational responsibility to help stop the spread of COVID-19. As a result, we have closed all of our offices and centers, cancelled all events and have restricted many stewardship and monitoring activities to prioritize the safety of our staff, volunteers, and communities.Audubon protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Find more information at www.Fl.Audubon.org. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSAudubon FloridaBeachesBirdCOVID-19Nesting Areassafety Previous articleDept of Health – Orange County announces free COVID-19 testing sites for next weekNext articleGet ready for a wave of returning-to-work tools Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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ArchDaily Save this picture!Courtesy of RicharDavidArchitekti+ 28Curated by Paula Pintos Share “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940314/family-greenhouse-richardavidarchitekti Clipboard 2018 Architects: RicharDavidArchitekti Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/940314/family-greenhouse-richardavidarchitekti Clipboard Greenhouse Projects Family Greenhouse / RicharDavidArchitektiSave this projectSaveFamily Greenhouse / RicharDavidArchitekti Year: Family Greenhouse / RicharDavidArchitekti Architect In Charge:David KazickýInterior Design:Jana Medková, Hana MedkováSupplier:AVASTA s.r.o.City:HořiceCountry:Czech RepublicMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!Courtesy of RicharDavidArchitektiRecommended ProductsDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingDoorsECLISSESliding Pocket Door – ECLISSE LuceWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusConcept. This project has three stages. The first one was the reconstruction of their old house. We did some cost calculations and propose them to build a new house with half volume and without any compromises.Save this picture!Courtesy of RicharDavidArchitektiStage two: They find a nice plot of about 800 m2, they bought it and we start work on it. During the process, the investor managed to buy an adjoining plot with orchard and the total area of land was 3100 m2. Save this picture!Courtesy of RicharDavidArchitektiNow we started the third and last stage. That resulted in us deciding that it would be best to build in the middle of the orchard and have a view on the yard from every room in the house. The greenhouse was placed on the roof for several reasons: not to spoil the view from the house, saving money on the foundation construction, the use of residual heat from the house, and access to the greenhouse with the dry feet.Save this picture!Courtesy of RicharDavidArchitektiSave this picture!SectionsSave this picture!Courtesy of RicharDavidArchitektiLayout. There is no typical hierarchy of the house. There is no one main entrance door and hall. You are directly entering the living area or bedroom. From the terrace, there is also a separate entrance to the greenhouse through a single-arm steel staircase. Around the entire perimeter of the house is a walk-on terrace that its entirely covered by the overhanging roof. Every room in the house can be directly accessed through terrace, thanks to sliding windows. Save this picture!Courtesy of RicharDavidArchitektiSave this picture!Courtesy of RicharDavidArchitektiConstruction. The house consists of two main parts: Residential on the first floor and a greenhouse situated on the floor above it. Both floors are structurally and functionally separated. The main load-bearing element of the lower part is the masonry wall complemented by steel columns bound by an exposed concrete bond beam. The ceiling is made of KVH profiles. The general aim was to keep the constructions visible, where and If possible. The structure of the greenhouse is made of steel profiles. The intention was to use the most subtle profiles for that purpose. The structure was mounted on site.Save this picture!Courtesy of RicharDavidArchitektiMaterials. The building is designed as a low-energy brick house with a ventilated facade. The interior supporting accumulation wall is then lined with sandstone with a woodstove with exchanger. The facade is ventilated thanks to vertically laid larch planks, allowing air circulation. Larch is used in its natural form. Save this picture!Courtesy of RicharDavidArchitektiWindows are designed as aluminum with three-layered insulated glass/triple glazing. The frame color is natural aluminum. The greenhouse structure is steel – mounted with a white galvanized finish. 4-chamber hollow translucent polycarbonate is used for the greenhouse roof structure/ is used as roofing for the greenhouse. It’s not divided in length, making each individual board approx. 8.5m in length. The floor in the lower/ living area is an epoxy trowel, while the epoxy coating was chosen for the greenhouse.Save this picture!Courtesy of RicharDavidArchitektiProject gallerySee allShow lessWhich Materials are Easiest to Recycle?ArticlesKaira Looro Competition Announces Results of its 2020 EditionArchitecture News Share Czech Republic CopyAbout this officeRicharDavidArchitektiOfficeFollowProductsWoodPlastic#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsIndustrial ArchitectureGreenhouseResidential ArchitectureHousesOn InstagramOn FacebookHořiceCzech RepublicPublished on May 26, 2020Cite: “Family Greenhouse / RicharDavidArchitekti” 26 May 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
The following statement from the people’s lawyer and former political prisoner, Lynne Stewart, was read by Betty Davis, a longtime activist for community control of education and a member of the New Abolitionist Movement, at the Aug. 26 Women’s Equality Day speakout in New York City.Lynne StewartMy dear sisters, comrades, warriors:I truly regret not being able to join you. I am going to take advantage of some cool, clean upstate air and just sitting on the porch with a glass of iced tea and thinking.We are in the dog days when things move slowly but no less urgently for that. We must use this hiatus in our busy-ness to get ready to go forth into the autumn. There is so much. Iran, ISIS, Greece, and at home, climate, the growing gap between rich and poor, and the prisons. So much of our work must emanate from the horror that are those death camps.Having an impact on so many, and of course, sustained by the blood-stained dollar are the jails that deliver a living hell to the younger prisoners and often a death warrant to the elders. As most of you know, since you brought me home from Carswell [prison] almost two years ago I have been focused on the release of political prisoners, the heroes of our movement in the ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s. Many of them have been imprisoned for almost 50 years and they are dying; witness the transition of our beloved Hugo Pinell in California.They are counting on us to bring them back now to the community of hope and struggle and change that they have continued to serve, even behind cruel prison bars.Betty DavisI believe the time has come for us to defeat the omnipotent police force that lobbies for continued incarceration; to use all the legal tools available, to go to the centers where people can be roused to bring home these sons and daughters. We must forge a bond, a natural one between those who have lost a loved one to the army of occupation and our political prisoners.So much to do. So much to accomplish. Can we do it?? We can. We must! Start getting ready for great days ahead! Dare to struggle, dare to Win!Love & Struggle,Lynne StewartFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Subscribe Top of the News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Cover Story Weddings at The Langham From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, March 4, 2016 | 11:39 am Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required) Mail (required) (not be published) Website Community News The Langham Hotel provides 23 acres of cultivated gardens and historic ballrooms and is a perfect setting for your once-in-a-lifetime dream wedding. From the intimate to the lavish, traditional to the modern, our team of expert planners is dedicated to ensuring your wedding is perfect and uniquely yours.You can choose from a number of beautiful venues including The Japanese Garden, with terraced ponds fed by gently flowing waterfalls that provide the perfect backdrop for an intimate wedding ceremony or the Viennese Ballroom with both indoor and outdoor space with a magical fairy-tale atmosphere. There is also a Horseshoe Garden with perfectly manicured lawns and palm-studded slopes designed by William Hertich, famed landscape architect of The Huntington Library and Gardens or the Courtyard with stunning outdoor oasis surrounded by pear blossom trees, lush gardens and a tranquil pond.The Langham hotel will be more than happy to prepare tailored-made proposal for your wedding according to your needs. The exceptional surroundings and endless possibilities ensure a celebration you and your guests will cherish for a lifetime.The Langham is located at 1401 S Oak Knoll Ave, Pasadena. Visit www.langhamhotels.com/en/the-langham/pasadena/ for more information. More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Of The Most Notorious Female Spies In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWeird Types Of Massage Not Everyone Dares To TryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeauty First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes