iGaming solutions provider GAN has completed its acquisition of Vincent Group, the parent company of operator Coolbet, for $175.9m (£129.6m/€149.1m) in cash and stock. The deal, GAN said, positioned the business as a full-service B2B solutions provider for real-money gaming in the US, and as a vertically integrated B2C competitor in selected international markets. “The completion of the Coolbet acquisition brings together two best-in-class offerings in the iGaming space today, and makes a powerful combination by creating a fully-integrated offering, customizable for each client’s needs,” GAN chief executive Dermot Smurfit said. 5th January 2021 | By Robin Harrison AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Topics: Sports betting Strategy Online sports betting Product & technology M&A “We have already started to welcome the Coolbet team of over 175 employees and engineering talent to our organization and expect the integration process to be seamless.” Regions: US It was first announced in November 2020, and funded by a $105.3m follow-on public offering, that saw GAN sell 7,174,456 ordinary shares priced at $15.50 apiece. That was completed in December last year. This integration process will see Coolbet’s proprietary sports betting technology incorporated into GAN’s current B2B technology stack, with a view to making it available to US clients by the third quarter of the year. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter M&A Tags: GAN Coolbet Coolbet founder Jan Svendsen, meanwhile, will remain in control of the operator’s B2C igaming operations, namely its activity in Northern Europe, Canada and Latin America, as well as advising on trading services to US clients. GAN completes $175.9m Coolbet acquisition Email Address
Previous articleFormer church has role to play in city’s rejuvenationNext articleRegen’ residents living in limbo admin NewsLocal News‘Ghost’ drivers to be put on full alertBy admin – November 10, 2011 468 Twitter Email Facebook Advertisement Linkedin TWO of the main arteries into Limerick city are to have signage installed to alert so-called ‘ghost’ drivers that they are heading the wrong way.“Ghost’ driving – or driving the incorrect way down a dual carriageway, is becoming an increasing problem, according to gardai.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The N 18 has seen a particular problem when drivers find themselves unexpectedly approaching the toll tunnel and then doing an illegal U-turn to avoid paying the toll.“Incidents can take place as a result of drivers entering the slip road in the wrong direction, travelling down the slip road in the correct direction and then turning right towards oncoming traffic, or when traffic stops on the dual carriageway and does a U-turn in the hard shoulder to travel back down the road,” said Sean O’Neill, spokesperson for the National Roads Authority.Research indicates that 40% of ‘ghost’ driving takes place at Intersections, where drivers either travel down an exit slip the incorrect way, or travel down the entry slip the correct way and then turn towards oncoming traffic, 23% takes place as a result of drivers doing a u-turn on the main line, and 22% as a result of drivers misinterpreting the transition between a 2-way carriageway and a divided carriageway.“The numbers in Ireland are difficult to clearly breakdown into the different categories but video footage within the Limerick Tunnel area would indicate that all forms of ‘ghost’ driving is taking place,” Mr O’Neill told the Limerick Post.As a result, the NRA are currently piloting a vehicle activated sign at four interchanges, two on interchanges on the M18 into Limerick and two at interchanges on the M7 at Portloaise.The sign is activated in two ways. The regulatory symbol in red is activated by the approaching vehicle, the warning sign in yellow is also activated by the approaching traffic; however, this symbol flashes to the warn the driver. At the same time, the NRA’s National Traffic Centre is notified of the incident.The signs cost in the region of €10,000 each, including installation. If they prove successful in Limerick, it’s planned to roll them out countrywide. Print WhatsApp
Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Council figures on rates underline challenge facing Donegal businesses By News Highland – June 25, 2012 Facebook Twitter Previous articleTwo arrested in connection with Derry assaultNext articleFindings of 90k report into controversial council project to be kept secret News Highland 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today WhatsApp Google+ Donegal County Council has written off 3.4 million euro in rates due last year deeming the money irrecoverable.Figures released by the council show that of the almost 21 million euro in rates demanded off businesses last year just 15 million euro has been collected.22% of businesses have entered a payment plan with the council for a total amount of 2.25 million euro carried forward to this year.In all, 11 million euro in rates are on the council’s books as being in arrears. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Pinterest Twitter Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebook
AudioHomepage BannerNews Google+ Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Previous article67% of people in the Republic in favour of a united IrelandNext articleFrustrating result for Barry McNamee & Finn Harps News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Country’s largest vaccination centre is up and running Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Pinterest Facebook Pinterest 4,600 people are getting a Covid-19 vaccine in the country’s biggest ever vaccination centre today.The 70 to 74-year-olds are getting their second dose in Dublin City University.The centre’s being run by 50 GPs and practice nurses.Dr Ray Walley, a member of the GP advisory group to the HSE, says the vaccination of this age-group’s well advanced.Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Vaccines10am.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – May 1, 2021
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Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. A Welsh council has turned to the movies to draw out Oscar-winningperformances out of its managers and improve public services. Last week, Personnel Today featured Rhondda Cynon Taf council on the frontpage after it came under fire from local politicians for sending more than 200senior managers on a Star Trek-themed training day, costing £5,000. But county borough HR officer, Tony Wilkins, defended the programme, sayingfun has been a key factor in training managers to create a shared corporatevision, which has helped to pull the council back from the brink of bankruptcy.Wilkins said the organisation had been “a council in crisis” fouryears ago, when it was created from the amalgamation of three borough councilsand half a county council. The themed training days form part of the council’s quarterly professionaldevelopment days – which bring the entire senior management team together – andprovide them with a mixture of classroom learning and experiential training. Wilkins said the training days give senior management an opportunity tocreate a forum for ideas that could be shared across departments, and in turncreate a shared identity and vision for the council. The ‘Starship Endeavour’ staff training day was the latest in a line of‘blockbuster’ development programmes, which have included ‘Songs from theMovies’, and Lord of the Rings events. The Star Trek training programme included such events as ‘If we are to leavethe Delta Quadrant safely, Katherine, we must plot a careful course throughBorg Space’ – training about the importance of having good financial andperformance management processes. Managers have responded favourably to the new approach with 97 per centrating the themed events as good or very good in terms of relevance to theirjobs, compared with just 59 per cent in July 2002 under the old trainingregime. Wilkins believes the management training has improved leadership across thecouncil and has also helped the participants to engage with the business. “We are taking away painful days stuck in a room and replacing themwith an atmosphere where people get stuck in and talk,” he said. “The light-hearted approach is incidental to the content, doesn’t costany more and enables managers to be creative and still focus on what isimportant,” he added. The council’s innovative approach to training is reaping rewards. This year,it was praised by the Welsh Assembly for the progress it has made in improvingservices. By Michael Millar Previous Article Next Article Council turns to Hollywood for themed training eventsOn 23 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today
Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) is a large euphausiid, widely distributed within the Southern Ocean , and a key species in the Antarctic food web . The Discovery Investigations in the early 20(th) century, coupled with subsequent work with both nets and echosounders, indicated that the bulk of the population of postlarval krill is typically confined to the top 150 m of the water column [1, 3, 4]. Here, we report for the first time the existence of significant numbers of Antarctic krill feeding actively at abyssal depths in the Southern Ocean. Biological observations from the deep-water remotely operated vehicle Isis in the austral summer of 2006/07 have revealed the presence of adult krill (Euphausia superba Dana), including gravid females, at unprecedented depths in Marguerite Bay, western Antarctic Peninsula. Adult krill were found close to the seabed at all depths but were absent from fjords close inshore. At all locations where krill were detected they were seen to be actively feeding, and at many locations there were exuviae (cast molts). These observations revise significantly our understanding of the depth distribution and ecology of Antarctic krill, a central organism in the Southern Ocean ecosystem.
Ice flow from the ice sheets to the ocean contains the maximum potential contributing to future eustatic sea-level rise. In Antarctica most mass fluxes occur via the extended ice-shelf regions covering more than half the Antarctic coastline. The most extended ice shelves are the Filchner–Ronne and Ross Ice Shelves, which contribute �30% to the total mass loss caused by basal melting. Basal meltrates here show small to moderate average amplitudes of <0.5ma–1. By comparison, the smaller but most vulnerable ice shelves in the Amundsen and Bellinghausen Seas show much higher melt rates (up to 30ma–1), but overall basal mass loss is comparably small due to the small size of the ice shelves. The pivotal question for both characteristic ice-shelf regions, however, is the impact of ocean melting, and, coevally, change in ice-shelf thickness, on the flow dynamics of the hinterland ice masses. In theory, iceshelfback-pressure acts to stabilize the ice sheet, and thus the ice volume stored above sea level.We use the three-dimensional (3-D) thermomechanical ice-flow model RIMBAY to investigate the ice flow in a regularly shaped model domain, including ice-sheet, ice-shelf and open-ocean regions. By using melting scenarios for perturbation studies, we find a hysteresis-like behaviour. The experiments show that the system regains its initial state when perturbations are switched off. Average basal melt rates of up to 2ma–1 as well as spatially variable melting calculated by our 3-D ocean model ROMBAX act as basalboundary conditions in time-dependent model studies. Changes in ice volume and grounding-line position are monitored after 1000 years of modelling and reveal mass losses of up to 40 Gt a–1.
THE REAL LOSER IN TRUMP VS. CLINTON: YOUR MONEYBY DAMON GELLER People get very emotional about major elections, particularly when it comes to how elections impact their money. Yet the scary reality of our modern political system is, your vote doesn’t matter when it comes to your money. While there are many systemic problems in banking, taxation, trade and monetary policy, none of these systemic problems changes in any meaningfully way by who controls the House, Senate or Presidency. Regardless of changes in party power, politicians don’t hold the REAL power in Washington. No, the sad fact is, modern America is controlled by the banking industry, at the command of the Fed. So the Republicans & Democrats have done nothing in a generation to stop the Fed & banking industry from launching us off the fiscal cliff. And neither will Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. So if you want to protect your savings & retirement from the impending global crisis, you’ll need to do more than vote.The Real Power in WashingtonWhen it comes to money, there is no democracy or freedom, and there are no nations or citizens. Money is ruled by a plutocracy of financial institutions. They make the laws, they rule the world, and they move or remove anyone that doesn’t promote or support their agenda. Want proof? Just consider how the banks are now assisting the IRS in confiscating bank accounts of INNOCENT U.S. citizens, and even reporting their own account holders to the police! What’s more, in order for the power-brokers to survive and achieve “growth,” they rely on the constant accumulation of new public debt. In a monetary system where every dollar is created from debt, the system becomes a Ponzi scheme and only works until it collapses. This is illustrated throughout history, as every civilization and every paper currency has imploded under huge debt loads and a systemic lack of solvency.Debt Has Doomed the Nation & the DollarIn January of 2001, when Bush took office and Republicans controlled the Congress, the national debt stood at $5.7 trillion. Within 8 years, the national debt had ballooned to around $11 trillion – a doubling of U.S. debt in 8 years! Obama came into office in 2009 promising hope and change. But did he really change anything in terms of our debilitating national debt? Absolutely not. At the command of the Federal Reserve, our national debt will skyrocket to over $20 trillion by the time Obama leaves office. In short, the Fed will have increased the national debt 5 times in the span of two presidencies — regardless of which party was in power!Everyone knows you can’t stockpile $20 trillion in debt without serious consequences. What serious consequences? The U.S. Dollar lost 33% of its value versus other currencies after 2001!Debt Has Skyrocketed GoldAs the Federal Reserve drove up debt to record numbers, what happened to gold? The chart below shows the tremendous increase in gold’s value after 2001:Gold increased over 5 TIMES in value after 2001! And this is including gold’s correction in 2013. So not only did gold increase 5 times after 2001, it’s once again a great value at these levels.Where Are We Headed?The U.S. Treasury tells us that the U.S. debt will reach $28 trillion by 2018, regardless of which party wins the presidency in 2016! That’s a staggering 58% increase in U.S. debt from where we are today. So based upon Treasury’s debt projections of $28 trillion, this would project gold at nearly $2500/oz. by 2018!Why will this happen? Because neither party has shown any serious commitment whatsoever to reduce government spending. Both Trump and Clinton have been cozy with bankers for decades, and both have promised hundreds of billions in new infrastructure projects once they become president. So their election will only result in further destruction of the U.S. dollar until the dollar finally collapses and ceases to be the world’s reserve currency, just as ALL global currencies have failed throughout history.Do More Than VoteSo does getting a new president end the political games? No. Will our debt problem go away? No. Will we get growth all of a sudden without all the “stimulus” spending and entitlements the Republicans say they want to end? No. Will the growth come even if the gov’t keeps spending and the Fed keeps printing? No. And most importantly, will the Fed be able to raise rates regardless of who wins, and will the debt trajectory change? No and No.We will be at $28 trillion in debt by 2018 according to the U.S. Treasury. The Fed will keep printing money and rates will stay in the basement for as far as far the eye can see thanks to our massive debt. The writing is on the wall. The election will have zero impact on the current trajectory of the price of gold, so gold is moving much higher. Gold is math and mathematics is a science. Politics are not. So if you want a new party in government, vote. But if you want to protect your savings & retirement, buy gold & silver. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail