Regions: Southern Europe Malta As well as building up its real-money gaming arm, Esports Entertainment has also acquired significant land-based and online tournament infrastructure, most notably through a $43m deal for acquire B2B software business ggCircuit and esports centre operator Helix eSports. Esports Entertainment expands igaming business with Lucky Dino deal Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Esports Entertainment Group has announced its second igaming acquisition of the year, with a $30m (£22.2m/€24.6m) deal for Malta-licensed operator Lucky Dino Gaming. “Over the past five years, Lucky Dino has evolved from a single brand white-label casino operator into a multi-brand, class-leading casino operator and technology business,” Esports Entertainment Group chief executive Grant Johnson said. The business’ tech stack incorporates affiliate marketing software, payment servers and a customer relationship management (CRM) system including a gamification and loyalty engine and automated player management functionality. “Lucky Dino has generated an impressive track record of growth, reporting an 86% compound annual growth rate on revenue for the five years ended June 30, 2020,” Johnson added. Topics: Casino & games Esports Strategy Online casino M&A The $30m fee is to be financed through a debt facility produced by Esports Entertainment. Boutique investment and M&A brokerage RB Capital served as the sell-side advisors for the transaction. The operator runs four brands under its Malta licence – Lucky Dino, Olaspill, Kalevala Kasino and Casino Jefe – which are powered by proprietary technology. “In addition to further strengthening our tech stack, Lucky Dino’s assets will give us a substantial foothold in multiple new jurisdictions across Europe and Scandinavia where esports are extremely popular, and with Lucky Dino’s 30,000 monthly active casino players we will have tremendous cross-selling opportunities with our SportNation and Vie.gg betting platforms.” Tags: Esports Entertainment Group Lucky Dino Gaming Lucky Dino generated revenue of $21m in its 2020 fiscal year, and earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $3.8m. Revenue for FY2021 is expected to rise to $24m, and EBITDA to $5m, before growing to $29m and $6.5m respectively in FY2022. Independent capital markets advisor Akur Capital, meanwhile, was hired to serve as the business’ exclusive advisor on further igaming M&A that same month. M&A It also acquired peer-to-peer technology assets from Flip Gaming in September, expects to finalise a deal for tournament organiser and technology provider Esports Gaming League (EGL) in January next year. It is Esports Entertainment’s second major igaming acquisition of the year, following the closing of a deal for Sportnation operator Argyll Entertainment in July. “With opportunities to realise synergies across shared back-office functions, payment processing and more, we are in a great position to build upon Lucky Dino’s notable EBITDA performance. Ultimately, we will look to bring this exciting online casino platform to the US in the future alongside our vie.gg esports offering.” The EGL technology, meanwhile, will be used to power tournaments for National Football League franchise the Philadelphia Eagles, through a deal announced yesterday (15 December) 16th December 2020 | By Robin Harrison AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address
Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Paul Summers owns shares of ITV. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Avon Rubber, Frontier Developments, and ITV. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. London-listed companies are being snapped up by bidders at a fair clip and I can see this increasing in 2021. The latest bid is for gaming developer Codemasters. It has received an offer from US titan Electronic Arts. If accepted, holders will receive 604p per share. That’s a big improvement on the 485p recently offered by rival Take-Two. The fact that Codemasters’ price is already at 654p, however, suggests a counter-bid may be forthcoming!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…This has made me wonder which UK shares might be next to receive bids. Here are three that spring to mind. But I’d never buy a share just in the hope of its being bought. These are all shares I think have strong appeal even without a takeover boost.Frontier DevelopmentsSticking with gaming, Cambridge-based Frontier Developments (LSE: FDEV) could also be on larger players’ shopping lists. It’s the brains behind titles including Planet Zoo and Jurassic World: Evolution. But Frontier wouldn’t be sold for peanuts. Thanks to the popularity of gaming during lockdowns, the shares have soared 155% year-to-date. This gives the company a valuation of £1.2bn!If the battle for Codemasters tells us anything, however, it’s that overseas gaming giants will pay up to steal a march on competitors. Perhaps Chinese internet giant Tencent may wish to make a bid. It does already own almost 9% of Frontier. Regardless of whether this happens, I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s further consolidation in the gaming industry in 2021. With eSports looking set to be one of the investing themes of the next decade, it’s surely only a matter of time before other UK shares get taken out. Avon RubberAnother firm that could find itself an opportunistic bid target before long is body-armour builder Avon Rubber (LSE: AVON). It’s a lot cheaper now than it was at the beginning of last week.As fellow Fool Royston Wild covered in detail, Avon’s share price tumbled by 14% last Thursday on news that product approval relating to two contracts had been delayed. A protest had also been made relating to another contract. As a one-time holder of the stock, I’d be sorry to see a firm like Avon acquired by an overseas bidder. Nevertheless, I can see the appeal. Here’s a high-quality firm in a niche market with bulletproof finances.Regardless of takeover speculation on my part, I may need to seriously consider welcoming Avon back to my portfolio if it drops much further. The share price fell another 7% on Friday and now trades at just two-thirds of the valuation it had at the beginning of December.ITVNo takeover talk is complete without mentioning FTSE 250 member ITV (LSE: ITV). The Love Island producer has had a target on its back since Sky was bought in 2018.The attractions of ITV aren’t hard to fathom. In addition to its various channels, the broadcaster has its very successful Studios division. It’s also entered the streaming market with its BritBox offering as part of its digital transformation.If a potential suitor wants a cracking deal, they need to show their hand soon. Should advertising revenue pick up in 2021 with dividends reinstated, ITV could be on its way back to the FTSE 100. The shares are already up 50% since early November!If a deal happens, my money’s on telecoms company Liberty Global. It owns 10% of ITV already. 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. 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Umbau einer Jahrhundertwende-Villa / hke architekten 2009 CopyHouses•Mödling, Austria ArchDaily Photographs: Gerald ZugmannText description provided by the architects. The basic structure of the existing old building is retained, although it is refurbished and the roof storey extended.Save this picture!© Gerald ZugmannAs historical elements, the facade, with its decorative elements such as pilasters, columns and gable constructions, as well as the Head of Adam (made by Rudolf Hausner) in the tympanum on the garden side, remain unchanged in their architectural language. The only alteration is that all the window elements are replaced and can be recognised as a contemporary intervention. Their functionally correct position in space makes them seem like pictures hung on the facade. Protective blinds against the sun and insects are integrated into the broad window frames, which are made of powder-coated aluminium sheeting. Save this picture!© Gerald ZugmannIn front of the living area on the ground floor is the newly erected garden terrace – the Tableau – with a seating area covered by a pergola, an open fireplace, a water basin and an outdoor staircase leading to the sun deck in the wellness wing. Its horizontal geometry and slightly greater height above the adjacent area, articulates a clear demarcation from the neighbouring landscaped park area, with its distinct slope. The geometry of this is encompassed by a surround made of prefabricated concrete components, accentuated in the dark by indirect illumination. It frames the new ensemble of old and new like a bracket running around three-sides of the buildings. A biotopic swimming pool adjoining the south corner of the Tableau continues the design geometry.Save this picture!© Gerald ZugmannWhen it was built at the beginning of the 20th century, the whole building was oriented toward Mödling’s castle ruins. The new design resumes this theme.Save this picture!© Gerald ZugmannIn contrast to the villa typology of that time, which the distinguishes the principal level from the surrounding landscape, the new design concept attempts to achieve a smooth transition from the external space to the interior by various means: elevation of the garden level (Tableau), angular arrangement of the new building to the old building, and the use of large-scale openable glass elements.Save this picture!Courtesy of hke architektenThe new building can be entered both directly from the forecourt, and from the hall of the old building via small bridge. The interface between the old and new building has been developed in the form of a glass construction on wall and the ceiling. Inside, this is continued by a ceiling slit of the same dimensions, which allows daylight to enter the cellar rooms of the old volume through a perforated metal lamella construction.Save this picture!© Gerald ZugmannThe steel-concrete supporting structure protrudes far out over the steep slope to the main road. A translucent, folded glass facade forms the outer shell on three sides. At night, this makes the volume reminiscent of a glowing lantern. Towards the garden terrace, a metal holder (protruding freely into the landscape on the south side) frames the sliding glass doors in front of the swimming pool (south-west facade). This makes it possible to park the doors when they are open.Save this picture!Courtesy of hke architektenThe flat roof is covered with greenery and has a wind-protected sun deck, accessible by an outdoor staircase. Protection from the sun and visibility (on the street side) is here provided by a wall panelled with larchwood boarding.Save this picture!© Gerald ZugmannIn connection with the existing villa and the green area which is developed as the Tableau, the wellness wing is defined as an intimate free zone. Its position on the property also means that it is an architectural element that is protected from visibility and noise from the main road.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessStripe House / GAAGASelected ProjectsVenice Biennale 2012: O’Donnell + TuomeyArticles Share Umbau einer Jahrhundertwende-Villa / hke architektenSave this projectSaveUmbau einer Jahrhundertwende-Villa / hke architekten “COPY” Save this picture!© Gerald Zugmann+ 21 Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officehke architektenOfficeFollowProductsGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesMödlingAustriaPublished on September 25, 2012Cite: “Umbau einer Jahrhundertwende-Villa / hke architekten” 25 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Tagged with: Recruitment / people Bruce Leeke, Director of Events at the Institute of Fundraising, has been appointed the Institute’s new Chief Operating Officer. He takes up his new role on 31 March 2007.Kirsty Thomson will take over from Bruce as Head of Events and will be responsible for the Institute’s events programme and National Convention. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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. 12 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 5 February 2007 | News Institute of Fundraising appoints Chief Operating Officer
Jennifer Laude, known as “Ganda,” was a Filipina trans woman and sex worker in Olongapo, a port city for U.S. Marine vessels. In October 2014, she was murdered by a client, 19-year-old U.S. Marine Scott Pemberton, upon discovering she was transgender.Now documentary director P.J. Raval has released “Call Her Ganda” to widespread acclaim. The film begins with Laude’s life, showing she was a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a fiancee and a mentor to other trans sex workers living in Olongapo. Her nickname, Ganda, meaning “beautiful,” was given to her by her ever-supportive mother.After her death, those seeking justice for Laude were primarily three women: her mother, a trans activist and organizer in the Philippines and a Philippine-American trans activist and writer. They found sympathy in some sectors of the Philippine legal system, since her case was far from an isolated incident.From the U.S. acquisition of the Philippines in 1898 up to the day of Laude’s murder, no U.S. soldier had ever been convicted of a crime committed on Philippine soil or spent time in a Philippine prison.Laude’s advocates and the film itself use her case to expose the greater political context of her death, a direct result not just of transphobia but also of U.S. imperialism, neocolonialism and the continued occupation of the Philippines.To do that, the film reveals the brutal legacy of the U.S. occupation’s nonstop racist violence, particularly against women and children. The documentary also raises the history of Filipinx peoples whose identities did not conform to colonialism’s gender binary rules and were thus oppressed by the Catholic Church during centuries of Spanish rule. This history is linked to the island’s modern sex industry, which, driven by poverty resulting from imperialism, both cis and trans Filipina women are forced to join.Perhaps most crucially, the political narrative of the film shows how Laude’s case was transformed from an issue of the Filipinx LGBTQ community into a key part of the country’s present mass movement against U.S. occupation and imperialism.In one of the film’s most profound moments, one of Jennifer’s advocates is trying to explain the concept of justice to a small child, who doesn’t understand why they are fighting if it won’t bring Jennifer back. She says, in an almost lighthearted tone, “If there is no justice, not only will Jennifer be dead, we will all be dead.”Ultimately, a Philippine court ruled Pemberton guilty of homicide, but not murder.Nevertheless, it is the first-ever conviction of a U.S. military officer for a crime committed in the Philippines. That victorious verdict is seen as having tremendous implications for the mass movement fighting for a politically independent Philippines.Since the trial, Pemberton has been protected by the U.S. military, which refuses to surrender him to Philippine authorities. He remains in U.S. custody. The mass movement, using the hashtag #justice4jennifer, continues to demand he serve the sentence.The documentary is presently shown at film festivals in various cities across the U.S., as well as at screenings presented by Gabriela USA, an organization dedicated to the liberation of Filipinx women and trans and gender-nonconforming peoples. A full list of showings can be found at callherganda.com.Note: The film contains graphic content, including some images of Jennifer’s body and the bodies of other Filipinx martyrs throughout history, as well as screenshots and audio of violently transphobic comments concerning Jennifer.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Welcome TCU Class of 2025 printFollowing the recent armed robbery on campus, TCU police sent an email with safety tips for students to follow, including the use of the free on campus ride service: Froggie Five-o.Students seem to be taking this advice to heart as TCU police officer and program supervisor Pam Christian said Froggie Five-o has been really busy following the crime alert.The Froggie Five-0 program is the student escort service that drives students around campus in golf carts. The service operates between the hours of 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and not only helps get students home, but serves as a lookout for suspicious activity on campus. Depending on the night, Froggie Five-0 usually serves around 150 to 200 students, said Christian.“It’s huge for safety on campus at night,” said Cole Rasco, a junior film-television-digital media major who is a nightly supervisor for the program. “Obviously that’s a pretty big thing with the whole aggravated assault here recently, but yeah, it’s huge for crime prevention. It’s huge for all of the students that need to get somewhere on campus that don’t feel safe going alone.”The service has been around for almost 20 years, but the Froggies are now adapting to new technology implemented in their system last semester to help keep students safer. The new updates include a GPS system similar to the one used for TCU shuttles, computer dispatching, iPads in the golf carts and text message alerts to let students know when their driver has arrived.Students call a dispatcher who enters the student’s information into the new computer program, which assigns the Froggie Five-0 driver.“I think it works really good on the students’ end,” Rasco said.Rasco said along with the new computer system, drivers can now push a button that will text students to notify them their driver has arrived. Froggie Five-0s cannot respond to these texts, but the dispatcher can see where all the carts are located on the new system if a student is having trouble finding their ride.Christian said the drivers are still on the old radio system as well, in case the dispatcher needs to override the computer system.“We’re still trying to work out some of the kinks,” Christian said.Crime prevention is the program’s main target, and one TCU student said it makes students feel protected on campus from any danger, harm or threat.“It makes you feel like no one will attack me if I’m with another person and in a golf cart,” said Maddie Thompson, a junior early childhood education major. “It just makes me feel safer in general.”Students can order a Froggie Five-0 by calling the number 817- 257-5856, or they can call the TCU Police department for a police escort at any time by calling 817-257-7777. TCU College Republicans host Coffee with Cops event to promote positive relations between students and law enforcement Alana Wynnhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alana-wynn/ ReddIt ReddIt + posts Alana Wynn Twitter TCU Student Veterans Alliance hangs yellow ribbons to celebrate Veterans Day Alana Wynnhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alana-wynn/ Twitter TCU organizations promote suicide prevention awareness Facebook Allie Eckerman, a senior child development major, works as a dispatcher for Froggie Five-0 on Monday, September 25. (Photo courtesy of Lana Wynn.) Facebook Linkedin Alana Wynnhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alana-wynn/ The road to opioid abuse: Prescription drugs Linkedin Previous articleThe Skiff: September 28, 2017Next article‘Little Words Project’ aims to spread kindness among women at TCU Alana Wynn RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Alana Wynnhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alana-wynn/ World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Lana Wynn is a senior journalism major from McAlester, Oklahoma.
Six imprisoned journalists to finally appear in court in Istanbul News News February 23, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Organisation On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence WomenCorruptionConflicts of interestJudicial harassmentEconomic pressureWhistleblowersArmed conflictsPhotoreportageExiled mediaImpunityPredatorsViolenceImprisonedHostagesFreedom of expressionDisappearancesCitizen-journalistsInternet Under the agreement signed on 26 July, RSF and LCFP will work together to promote journalistic freedom, pluralism and independence and to protect journalists. The partnership will consist of joint research and publications, and joint activities in the field with the aim of protecting, reinforcing and supporting journalists.Journalists continue to flee Libya to escape violence and reprisals that usually go unpunished. Libya is ranked 163rd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts December 17, 2019 Find out more News July 31, 2018 New partnership with Libyan Centre for Freedom of Press Well-known Libyan journalist missing since his arrest June 24, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Libya LibyaMiddle East – North Africa Activities in the fieldCondemning abusesProtecting journalistsMedia independence WomenCorruptionConflicts of interestJudicial harassmentEconomic pressureWhistleblowersArmed conflictsPhotoreportageExiled mediaImpunityPredatorsViolenceImprisonedHostagesFreedom of expressionDisappearancesCitizen-journalistsInternet Help by sharing this information News to go further Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Libyan Centre for Freedom of Press (LCFP) have signed a partnership agreement on cooperating to promote the freedom to inform in Libya.
Despite Marrying Willingly A Minor Girl Can’t Be Allowed To Stay With Husband Till She Attains Majority: Allahabad High Court
News UpdatesDespite Marrying Willingly A Minor Girl Can’t Be Allowed To Stay With Husband Till She Attains Majority: Allahabad High Court Sparsh Upadhyay6 Feb 2021 1:24 AMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court recently held that a minor girl cannot be allowed to live in a matrimonial relationship with a man she claims to be her husband, even if she had left her home of her own accord and married the Man out of her own free will. The Bench of Justice J. J. Munir ruled thus while taking into account her High School Certificate which “clearly indicated” that she is a…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court recently held that a minor girl cannot be allowed to live in a matrimonial relationship with a man she claims to be her husband, even if she had left her home of her own accord and married the Man out of her own free will. The Bench of Justice J. J. Munir ruled thus while taking into account her High School Certificate which “clearly indicated” that she is a minor as her date of birth is 04th November 2004. The Bench specifically stated, “So long as the prosecutrix is a minor, she cannot be permitted to accompany the accused Pintoo, whom she claims to have married.” The matter before the Court A Judicial Magistrate at Hapur had directed that prosecutrix/minor girl be permitted to go along with her husband, the accused Pintoo. This order was challenged before the High Court stating that the Magistrate erred in permitting the prosecutrix to accompany her husband, an accused in the crime. It was also submitted that she, not being a major, cannot be permitted to stay with her husband and ought not to be allowed to accompany him as doing so, would be permitting statutory rape and also an offence under Section 5/6 of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. It was also contended that she cannot be permitted to stay in a matrimonial relationship, where the marriage would be void under Section 12 of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006. Court’s observations At the outset, the Court observed that Section 94(2) of the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015 makes it vivid that in the face of a date of birth certificate from the school or the matriculation or equivalent certificate from the concerned examination Board, the other evidence about the age of a victim cannot be looked into. In this backdrop, the Court, while noting that Minor Girl’s High School Certificate “clearly indicates that she is a minor”, said, “There is no cavil that evidence about her being a major, which is her stand, cannot be accepted. She cannot be referred to medical examination for determination of her age, so long as her date of birth founded on her High School Certificate, is available.” Further, in order to determine whether the prosecutrix was enticed away from her guardian’s lawful custody, or she went away of her own, the Court ascertained the prosecutrix’s stand and found that she left her home of her own accord and married him. In this view of the matter, the Court said, “The marriage would not be void under Section 12 of the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act, 2006, but would be voidable under Section 3 of the said Act.” The Court also said, “It would, therefore, be open to the prosecutrix to acknowledge the marriage or claim it to be void, once she attains the age of majority. It would also be open to her, once she attains the age of majority, to go wherever she likes and stay with whomsoever she wants.” Lastly, the Court issued the following directions: State asked to place her in a suitable State facility other than a Nari Niketan, may be a Safe Home/Shelter Home.The District Magistrate, Hapur and the Superintendent of Police, Hapur ordered to ensure that the prosecutrix is immediately housed in a suitable Safe Home/Shelter Home, or other State facility where she would be safe and taken care of.A Lady Judicial Officer, posted in his Judgeship, has been directed to visit the prosecutrix once a month and inquire about her welfare.Minor girl has been permitted to live in State facility/Safe Home/ Shelter Home till 04th November 2022, and thereafter, she may go wherever she wants and stay with whomsoever she likes, including Pintoo, whom she claims to be her husband. Case title – Pradeep Tomar And Another v. State of U.P. and Another [Matters Under Article 227 No. – 4804 of 2020] Click Here To Download Order/JudgmentRead Order/JudgmentNext Story