Establishing a breakaway brand

first_img Establishing a breakaway brand AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Casino & games Slots Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter 20th September 2019 | By Josephine Watsoncenter_img Casino & games Breaking up the band and going it alone is not always easy, as many a one-time pop star can attest. For every Beyonce or Robbie Williams there’s a Victoria Beckham. Will it be countless solo hits and a new level of stardom, or a string of tuneless flops until the record company unceremoniously pulls the plug?Striding out independently from an established and successful group is a risky game, but the rewards can be worth it.Game developers at technology supplier SoftSwiss were faced with just such a dilemma at the start of last year but ultimately chose to break free in creating BGaming, the Belarus-based studio.It’s fair to say they’ve been more Beyonce than Posh Spice, seeing an expansion in personnel and a string of hit titles taken up by an increasing number of clients. As BGaming director Marina Ostrovtsova explains, the brave choice made in February 2018 has paid off.“We started from a very small operation and have built up over the last 18 months,” she said. “The issue with being part of SoftSwiss was that games were not the main focus. SoftSwiss offers many great solutions and products, and games was just part of that – not the main priority.“The games were performing well, and ultimately it was felt that a separate brand which solely focused on games would produce even better content and be more successful.” Going it aloneBGaming remains part of the same group as SoftSwiss but is “completely independent” according to Ostrovtsova. “BGaming clients do not need to use the SoftSwiss platform to be able to have our content,” she added. “We work with many platforms.“We have switched to a new game engine which we are proud of, and we will be using this for all our new titles. It will help us to be more flexible with art, animation and math models and to create titles at the top level.”BGaming’s growing studio is located in Minsk, Belarus’ capital city, with a headcount of 20, including a creative team and sales staff. The location is perfect for BGaming as it aims to partner with customers in Europe, Asia and the CIS region.“We are a small studio, but we have the talent and the number of people to do everything in-house. We are shifting away from outsourcing,” Ostrovtsova said. “It took us quite some time to recruit the right people in Belarus to complete the BGaming team. There are many talented creative people here and we found the right ones.“We are looking to the Asian market – we want to conquer new territories.”The main challenge for BGaming, as with all studios, has been ensuring its portfolio is competitive and offers clients what they need. BGaming released six games last year and will build on that during this 12-month period.“We currently have more than 50 games in total,” Ostrovtsova said. “All are performing well, but it’s true that some are now a few years old. Time flies and the industry does not wait, and that is why we are pushing through with the development of high-standard new content. Now that BGaming is independent, it is easier for us to update and enhance our portfolio.“For us it is the quality that is the key, not the quantity. We want to produce games that will satisfy our clients and offer players the experiences they want.“In the last year we released the experimental slot Mechanical Orange, produced a deluxe version of some of our top-performing titles and added casual games, including Plinko, Dice and even Jogo do Bicho, the famous lottery-like Brazilian craze.“Looking ahead we want to push boundaries with the content we produce. We have an agreement with the World Boxing Council and will develop a branded game to activate that.“Gamification is probably the main trend that we see in online casino at the moment. Players are looking for bonuses and to win goodies. We’ll be looking to create more high-quality, engaging titles like that in the coming months.” Provably fairSoftSwiss is perhaps most notable for its embrace of cryptocurrency, having established itself in the Bitcoin gaming software market. Ostrovtsova said that this “is not a priority” for BGaming, although its games are built to accept all types of fiat and crypto currencies. Its game ‘Rocket Dice’, which has been very popular with crypto players, has led to a series of requests for similar games from operators, but BGaming does not want to be pigeon-holed as a blockchain-obsessed developer.One development that BGaming is pleased to be primarily associated with is its pioneering ‘provably fair’ feature, which, with the help of cryptography, enables players to easily verify that all game results are indeed unbiased and random.“The unique benefit of ‘provably fair’ is the bond of trust it builds between player and operator,” Ostrovtsova said. “Players need to know that there is an element of fairness and that their results are random. If you take that randomness away, then players will think that there is no point in playing.“As well as the independent certification that players would expect, ‘provably fair’ assures players that they have a chance of winning. 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Forget gold and Bitcoin. I think bargain UK shares can make you rich

first_img Peter Stephens | Sunday, 16th August, 2020 See all posts by Peter Stephens The appeal of UK shares may have declined in recent months. The stock market crash has left many investors feeling cautious about the prospect of buying FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 stocks, with risks such as coronavirus and Brexit weighing on sentiment.However, in the long run, buying bargain stocks today could lead to significant profits for investors. Low valuations and improving growth prospects may combine to produce higher capital returns than those available from other assets, such as gold and Bitcoin, in the coming years.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…The future for UK sharesIt’s impossible to know how UK shares will perform in future. However, while history never repeats itself perfectly, it can provide guidance on how the long-term prospects for indexes such as the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 will pan out.Both indexes have experienced periods similar to that of 2020 since their inceptions. For example, the FTSE 100 collapsed in the 1987 crash, and recorded some of its biggest daily declines in the process. Other notable declines include the tech bubble and the global financial crisis. Then, investor sentiment plummeted to leave the stock market down over 50% within a matter of months.However, all of those downturns ended up being buying opportunities for investors in UK shares. Not all companies recovered from their declines. But diverse portfolios of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 shares have generally survived bear markets, and benefitted from bull markets. While a return to growth isn’t guaranteed following the recent market crash, it seems to be a very likely outcome in the long run.Changing investor sentimentFor UK shares to move higher after the market crash, investor sentiment must improve. This may naturally take some time after such a rapid fall in valuations across the stock market, as well as the risks that continue to be faced. However, investors are likely to become less risk averse as the world economy’s outlook improves.This could be bad news for the gold price. It has soared to a record high in recent months, due largely to investor fears about the economy’s outlook. Should investors become less fearful, which seems likely in the coming months, the gold price may experience lower demand. That makes further price rises from the current level more challenging. Similarly, investor sentiment towards Bitcoin could come under pressure. This could be due to factors such as regulatory risks and its limited size. This would make its replacement of traditional currencies less likely.Although it may take time for investor sentiment to shift from risk aversion to being more positive about risky assets such as UK shares, history suggests this outcome is very likely. Therefore, buying a range of FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 stocks today while they offer good value for money could be a more logical approach to building your wealth than buying gold or Bitcoin. 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More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

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House on Fanø / lenschow & pihlmann

first_imgArchDaily Projects House on Fanø / lenschow & pihlmann Share Houses ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936183/house-on-fano-lenschow-and-pihlmann Clipboard “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936183/house-on-fano-lenschow-and-pihlmann Clipboard Photographs:  Hampus Berndtson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” House on Fanø / lenschow & pihlmannSave this projectSaveHouse on Fanø / lenschow & pihlmannSave this picture!© Hampus Berndtson+ 36Curated by Paula Pintos Share Year:  Manufacturers: Louis Poulsen Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description Photographs Products used in this ProjectHanging LampsLouis PoulsenLamp – PH 5 + PH 5 MiniSave this picture!© Hampus BerndtsonText description provided by the architects. Fanø’s longhouse has been the inspiration for a new single-family house on Fanø an Island in the Wadden Sea. The typology is characterised by its elongated shape where the barn and habitation were traditionally placed under a continuous roof. To protect against the harsh west winds of the island, they are oriented from east to west. They are simple and robust in their detailing and clear in their use and application of materials. The house can be seen as a new interpretation of the traditional long house typology.Save this picture!© Hampus BerndtsonSave this picture!Site planSave this picture!© Hampus BerndtsonThe intent of the project is to form a strong relationship with the local context and facilitate the everyday patterns of life within a rich and varied plan. Legibility of typeform is apparent from the scale of the house to the scale of the door handle. Throughout robust, inexpensive materials form a strong, expressive narrative. Each constituent part is exposed and elevated through careful arrangement to make a coherent whole. Its outer appearance is characterized by a steep pitched roof clad in profiled clay tiles and warm terracotta tone render. Each layer of its composition is revealed and painted to emphasise the composite nature of the construction. Large format oak glazing profiles are placed close to the façade. A deep overhang creates a sheltered space allowing circulation beneath the eaves. Thresholds to the exterior vary in scale depending on aspect.Save this picture!© Hampus BerndtsonParts of the house are protected from the strong prevailing winds by a sand and soil dune planted with small pines, marram grass, heather and crowberry. The spatial layout is arranged around three volumes separated by partitions which stabilize the construction and enclose stairs allowing movement to the upper mezzanine level which houses an office and additional sleeping space. Fixed elements, such as the bathrooms, bedrooms and utility rooms are located within each of the volumes. One of the house’s two living rooms can be used as a conservatory during the summer, an uninsulated ‘external’ space within the plan. The conservatory divides the house into two private parts when guests visit. The plan is flexible allowing different types of accommodation and use according to the season and everyday patterns of life.Save this picture!© Hampus BerndtsonThe interior is unified by the single symmetrical pitch of the roof. A deep edge and cross bracing beam in laminate veneer lumber defines the perimeter of each room. Structural element, frieze and balustrade it lifts the roof above from the masonry. Below the line of the beam insulating clay blocks separate the space. The blocks are profiled and pale terracotta in colour, joints are narrow giving the walls a delicate, monolithic quality. Power, conduits and controls are made visible. Lighting is suspended or wall mounted. Large sliding doors in coloured mdf close the bathroom and bedroom from view.Save this picture!© Hampus BerndtsonSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Hampus BerndtsonEach architectural element is legible and expressive. Laminate veneer lumber, coarse render, insulating clay blocks, coloured mdf, fibre gypsum board, powder coated steel, soaped spruce plywood and a sand coloured cement screed give the interior a colourful, material quality. Fitted furniture is light and robust. Placed adjacent to the façade, the kitchen consists of two components, a fixed framed element containing the stove and sink painted in iron oxide red with a steel plate work surface. Moveable cabinets in plate steel rest beneath allowing the arrangement to be reconfigured.Save this picture!© Hampus BerndtsonProject gallerySee allShow less Architects: lenschow & pihlmann Area Area of this architecture project Area:  198 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Denmark Denmark 2020 CopyAbout this officelenschow & pihlmannOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookDenmarkPublished on March 25, 2020Cite: “House on Fanø / lenschow & pihlmann” 25 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Charity spent 90% of income on fundraising and administration

first_imgCharity spent 90% of income on fundraising and administration Howard Lake | 16 June 2009 | News  26 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Northern Ireland Health Minister Michael McGimpsey said he did not believe there was sufficient demand for the service.“Frankly, I am bemused that this is progressing the way it is,” Mr McGimpsey said.“We are collecting money for an ambulance helicopter that, as far as I am aware, there has been no order placed for, there has been no understanding created for and actually, when I look hard at it, there is no real need for.”“The proposed helicopter that you are talking about operates only in good weather and in daylight.“Currently, the demand, according to the ambulance service, is not there.”The IAA has said it hopes to launch the service in November, although to date it has not found anywhere to base its helicopter.Ireland Air Ambulance (IAA) has issued a reply to the BBC story on its website. The statetment says the charity started in Ireland in 2007 ‘following a personal investment made directly by the current Directors of the Charity.’The statement continues, ‘to run a single Air Ambulance and the supporting Charity (the revenue generators) it costs approximately £1,600,000/€1,824,000 per annum IAA was scheduled to go ‘Operational’ in late 2010, but through careful development and stakeholder partnerships, will be now launching in November 2009.‘To date the IAA has raised approximately £700,000/€798,000 of which well in excess of £500,000/€570,000 has been directly invested back into the operational platforms of the Charity to ensure a sustainable service, with £140,000/€159,600 being placed into reserve and nearly £40,000/€45,600 en-route to the reserve account at the time of this release.‘In year one nearly 90% of funds received were directly employed to ensure that the Charity got onto the strong position for growth that it has today, however given this investment in infrastructure IAA confidently forecast that within a few years over 90% of funds received will be directly spent on running the Helicopter and Medical Crew with the remaining 10% being used to run the entire fundraising and administration aspects of the Charity’.The charity’s website provides a copy of its 2007/08 accounts on its website. These show an income of £194,139, with the cost of generating funds £175,027. The accounts are signed by two directors, one of whom is the wife of the Operations Director of the charity.www.irelandairambulance.org AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img Tagged with: Finance Ireland Law / policy BBC Northern Ireland has reported that the Ireland Air Ambulance charity has spent up to 90% of its income on fundraising and administration.The public has so far donated £700,000 towards a helicopter air ambulance charity since it was established in Ireland. The charity collects money on both sides of the border, mostly through collection boxes.The charity will depend on an agreement with the health departments in Northern Ireland and the Republic if it is to operate the service but admits it has no such agreement. Advertisement 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

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Former Horned Frog Modkins added to football coaching staff

first_imgReddIt Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks + posts Jeremy Modkins was promoted to safeties coach from defensive analyst Thursday. Photo courtesy of gofrogs.com Twitter Linkedin Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt Previous articleFootball rounds out 2018 recruiting classNext articleThe Skiff: February 8, 2018 Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR printFormer TCU football player Jeremy Modkins is coming back to Hell’s Half Acre as the cornerback’s coach, according to head coach Gary Patterson.Paul Gonzales, who coached the cornerbacks last season, will become the safeties coach and defensive coordinator Chad Glasgow will move from safeties to linebackers.Modkins, a Marlin, Texas native, is familiar with TCU’s defensive style as he served as TCU’s defensive analyst for the past four seasons. Modkins also served as a graduate assistant for the Horned Frogs where he earned his master’s degree in liberal arts.He was also TCU’s Defensive Most Valuable Player in 2005 and a four-year letterman with 35 career starts. He recorded 67 tackles and three interceptions in his senior campaign. Modkins recorded a career-high 12 tackles and a forced fumble in a 2005 victory over Utah. He completed his career with five tackles, a forced fumble and two pass breakups in TCU’s 2005 27-24 victory over Iowa State in the Houston Bowl.Modkins graduated from TCU in 2005 with a degree in communications. He then signed a free-agent contract with the Cleveland Browns. He also played with the Green Bay Packers.Modkins’ brother, Curtis, was also a TCU star and served as an NFL assistant coach for 10 seasons. He is currently the Denver Broncos’ running backs coach. Linkedin What to watch during quarantine Facebook Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Robbie Vaglio I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Facebooklast_img read more

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Kashkari Responds to JPMorgan Chase CEO

first_img The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Kashkari Responds to JPMorgan Chase CEO Previous: Lenders Preferred Refinancing Over New Purchases Post-Crisis Next: Court Finds No Pro-Bank Bias From Judge in Foreclosure Case  Print This Post in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Loss Mitigation, Market Studies, News Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Kashkari Responds to JPMorgan Chase CEO Sign up for DS News Daily Tagged with: Bailout Banks Fed About Author: Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Bailout Banks Fed 2017-04-10 Seth Welborn Share Save Related Articles Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago April 10, 2017 1,441 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a contributing writer for DS News. He is a Harding University graduate with a degree in English and a minor in writing, and has studied abroad in Athens, Greece. An East Texas native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Previously, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon stated in his annual letter to shareholders that the issue of “Too Big to Fail” is solved.“Essentially, Too Big to Fail has been solved—taxpayers will not pay if a bank fails,” said Dimon in his shareholder letter. “The American public has the right to demand that if a major bank fails, they, as taxpayers, would not have to pay for it, and the failure wouldn’t unduly harm the U.S. economy. In my view, these demands have now both been met.”Despite the sunny outlook from Dimon, Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari stated in an interview with Adam Shapiro on Fox Business that Too Big to Fail has not been solved, and is in fact worse. In addition, Neel Kashkari took issue with Dimon’s statement in his letter that banks are excessively capitalized, and that the capital standards should be lowered.“Unfortunately, both of those statements are wrong,” Kaskari said of the statements in Dimon’s letter. “The biggest banks are bigger than they were before the crisis, they’re absolutely sill too big to fail. It’s important that the American people know it.”Shapiro brought up the issue of bondholders expecting tax payers to bail them out. According to Kashkari, the issue is that if bondholders of one bank see losses being imposed on one bank, it could set off a “domino effect” of bondholders pulling their funds from the bank.“The only way to stop these dominoes from falling is equity, common stock” said Kashkari. “Equity holders are supposed to take losses, they have no ability to take pull their money out of a bank, unlike a bond. That fundamental difference is what makes equity so powerful in stabilizing the bank, and preventing those dominoes from falling.”Kashkari stated that instead of lowering the capital standards, capital standards should be raised. According to Kashkari, the banks are 70 percent likely to require a bailout again within the next century, and a raised capital standard would help the Fed to relax standards to help small banks.“[Capital standards] need to be roughly doubled from where they are today,” said Kashkari. “If we make the biggest banks put down about 20 percent on their investments, that buffer will be there to protect you and me, to protect the taxpayers.”last_img read more

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Where Property Taxes Are Lowest

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Where Property Taxes Are Lowest The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago 2021-02-24 Eric C. Peck About Author: Eric C. Peck The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago February 24, 2021 1,400 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Where Property Taxes Are Lowest According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American household spends $2,471 on property taxes for their homes each year. Considering this figure and the massive amount of debt in America, it’s no surprise that more than $14 billion in property taxes go unpaid each year, according to the National Tax Lien Association.The study, 2021’s Property Taxes by State, authored by John S. Kiernan, Managing Editor of Wallethub, found that nationwide, Blue States have 31.12% higher real-estate property taxes, averaging $2,722, than Red States, which averaged $2,076.The top five states with the highest property taxes (annual taxes on a home priced at $217,500) include: New Jersey at an average of $5,419; Illinois at an average rate of $4,942; New Hampshire at an average rate of $4,738; Connecticut at an average rate of $4,658; and Vermont at an average rate of $4,135.The top five states with the lowest property taxes (annual taxes on a home priced at $217,500) include: Hawaii at an average of $606; Alabama at an average rate of $895; Colorado at an average rate of $1,113; Louisiana at an average rate of $1,187; and the District of Columbia at an average rate of $1,221.For real-estate property tax rates, WalletHub divided the “median real-estate tax payment” by the “median home price” in each state. WalletHub then used the resulting rates to obtain the dollar amount paid as real-estate tax on a house worth $217,500, the median value for a home in the U.S. as of 2019 according to the Census Bureau. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agocenter_img An analysis of property taxes by Wallethub found that the state of Hawaii has the lowest real-estate tax rate in the U.S. with an average of $606, a rate that is 8.9 times lower than New Jersey, which ranks as the state with the highest average property tax at a rate of $5,419. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Fed Chair: Developments Point to Improved Economic Outlook Next: Diaz Anselmo Names New Managing Attorneys  Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribelast_img read more

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Bail application told guns, explosives and drugs were found during Derry flat search

first_img Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Twitter Google+ By News Highland – October 21, 2013 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Grenades found in a house in Derry were similar to ones used in an attack in Manchester that left two police officers dead Derry Magistrate’s Court was told today.The revelation came during a bail application by 29 year old Gary McPhillips of 34, Hawkin Street in the city who is charged with possessing weapons, ammunition and explosives in suspicious circumstances and also possessing class a and class b controlled drugs with intent to supply on December 20 last year.Opposing bail, a police officer said that a box was found in the roof space of a house where McPhilips had a room on the top floor.In that box were found grenades, a home made machine gun, a handgun, a Taser and CS gas.Drugs, valued in the region of £20,000, were allegedly found in the flat.McPhilips was said to have admitted possessing the drugs but denied intent to supply.As regards the weapons the officer said that they were contained in a green box and in May this year a search of McPhilips’ mother’s house turned up two similar boxes.It was claimed that McPhilips had previous convictions but here and abroad and also that text messages suggested he was still involved in drugs.The police opposed bail on the grounds that McPhillips would re-offend and also that he might not turn up for trial.Defence counsel Mr. Stephen Mooney said that in the past McPhillips had turned up and there was nothing to suggest otherwise.District Judge Barney McElholm adjourned the bail application until November 4 pending an ouotstsndingh forensic report. Previous articlePSNI seek DL registered car involved in Strand Road Hit and RunNext articleDonegal County Council clamping down on illegal bonfire preparations News Highland Facebook Facebookcenter_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Pinterest News WhatsApp Bail application told guns, explosives and drugs were found during Derry flat search Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic last_img read more

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Staff profiling allows Tesco to target talent

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Staff profiling allows Tesco to target talentOn 12 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Retail giant Tesco is building up staff profiles to target recruitmentcampaigns more effectively. David Fairhurst, Tesco global resourcing director, told Personnel Today thecompany is using staff interviews to build up a database that will helpidentify how best to recruit different types of employees. Fairhurst said the supermarket chain, which is planning to take on 50,000extra staff this year, has adopted this approach following the success ofcustomer profiling based on buying patterns revealed by reward cards andcustomer research. “We have segmented our employee base so we can look at the reasons whyour people come to work. It is about getting research to understand ouremployee potential and help us recruit more actively. “We use a mixture of quantative and qualitative research in the way wedo with customers. It makes recruiting much better, simpler and cheaper,”said Fairhurst. In a separate talent-spotting initiative, Tesco has produced a questionnairefor its employees to identify aspirations of individuals and fill morevacancies through internal recruitment. “Organisations often over-emphasise the need to recruit externally. Wenow know who we have got in the firm and can be more proactive in talentplanning,” said Fairhurst. The company has also launched a pilot project to increase staff diversity at50 stores by targeting younger people, mature staff and job returners in itsrecruitment campaign. “In some of the trial stores, for example, we were able to targetmothers wanting to return to work by, among other things, advertising in thebaby changing area,” Fairhurst explained. By Ross Wigham Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Milnesium cfr. tardigradum (Milnesiidae, Apochela, Tardigrada): a monitor of high altitude meiofauna on sub-Antarctic Marion Island

first_imgThe meiofaunal tardigrades Milnesium cfr. tardigradum, Echiniscus sp., and Macrobiotus sp. were extracted from high altitude moss and volcanic scoria samples on sub-Antarctic Marion Island. Gut contents of mounted Milnesium provided forensic evidence of a previously ignored diverse and abundant meiofauna including trophi of bdelloid rotifers, mouthparts and entire individuals of Diphascon sp. (Tardigrada).last_img

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