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Casino focus to limit Covid-19 impact for Net Gaming

first_img Casino focus to limit Covid-19 impact for Net Gaming Casino & games 31st March 2020 | By contenteditor Online gaming affiliate business Net Gaming Europe has said expects the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to have a “limited” impact on business, with a quarter-on-quarter drop in revenue forecast for the first three months of 2020. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Online Gamblingcenter_img Topics: Casino & games Finance Marketing & affiliates Sports betting Poker AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Online gaming affiliate business Net Gaming Europe has said expects the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic to have a “limited” impact on business, with a quarter-on-quarter drop in revenue forecast for the first three months of 2020.Net Gaming said revenue for the three months to 31 March 2020 is likely to come in at €3.1m (£2.8m/$3.4m), down 5% from the final quarter of 2019.Almost 90% of Net Gaming’s revenue is expected to be generated from its casino and poker verticals, with this split 73% to casino and 16% to poker. Net Gaming said that both segments performed well in the period with increasing traffic and no negative effect from coronavirus.“The demand for casino and poker traffic currently shows a positive trend, which is expected to continue throughout the second quarter of 2020,” Net Gaming explained.Net Gaming noted that it only has limited exposure to betting, with just 9% of its revenue in Q1 to be generated from the vertical. As such, it only expects a limited impact from the postponement and cancellation of major sports events around the world due to coronavirus.The affiliate said it expects part of this revenue, which would have been recorded in the first half of 2020, to be postponed until the second half of the year or 2021, depending on when events are rescheduled.Focusing on geographical performance, Net Gaming said 61% of total revenue in Q1 is will be generated from Europe, compared to 18% in North America and 21% from other countries.Revenue share agreements, Net Gaming said, are expected to constitute around 60% of revenue for the period, while cost per acquisition is set to represent 40% of total Q1 revenue.Looking at spending, the business said operating costs for the first three months of the year are set to remain relatively constant compared to Q4 2019. However, it did note that direct costs related to the betting vertical were limited in Q1, with only a few employees working directly with betting assets at present due to the widespread sporting shut-down.Net Gaming said that lower revenue is expected to push earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation down 11% quarter-on-quarter to €1.7m, with a margin of 55%.Operating cash flow for Q1 is forecast to amount to around €1.7m, with a cash conversion to adjusted free cash flow of 86%, while cash and cash equivalents has been estimated to be €2.6m.Robert Andersson who was appointed as Net Gaming’s new president and chief executive last month, said: “Covid-19 has disrupted societies across the globe. We are continuously evaluating the current situation and continue to adapt our organisation to the ever-changing circumstances.“A majority of Net Gaming’s revenues are generated from casino and poker, which have developed strongly in March. The length of current disruptions to sports events globally remains hard to predict.“However, Net Gaming expects limited financial impact from sportsbetting and remains committed to its long-term strategy of further growth within the betting vertical.”In terms of the other measures that Net Gaming has taken to limit the impact of coronavirus, the business said it has enacted a contingency plan to minimise any disruption and to guarantee the safety for its staff and partners.This has included allowing employees to work from home and replacing physical meetings with virtual alternatives. According to Net Gaming, this has meant that productivity has remained intact while there have been no effect on overall operations.Meanwhile, as another protective measure, Net Gaming has postponed its annual general meeting to 25 June, while the business has also delayed the publication of its annual report until 30 April.The forecast decline in revenue comes after Net Gaming last month announced a year-on-year decrease in revenue and profit in 2019, partially due to new local regulations across Europe.Revenue for the 12 months through to 31 December 2019 amounted to €14.3m, down 23.1% from €18.6m in the previous year, while profit after tax fell 37.2% to €4.9m. Email Addresslast_img read more

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Federations raise concern over Tokyo 2020 preparations, budget cuts

first_img By Kunal Dhyani – May 7, 2019 by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikePhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickUndoCapital One ShoppingThis hack can uncover JOANN discounts you don’t know aboutCapital One ShoppingUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoWorld Sailing chief executive Andy Hunt, according to media reports, had led criticism of preparations at last year’s General Assembly in Bangkok. Admitting that improvements had been made, Hunt has also stressed that several areas still required solutions over operational readiness, accommodation and provisions for athletes at venues.“Some of the issues I raised have been resolved, but 12 months on key issues remain open,” he told the General Assembly. “Firstly, operational readiness of the Organising Committee for the both the test events and the Olympic Games, given that in many cases the test events are being delivered by third parties and not the Organising Committee.Also Read: Tokyo 2020 unveils details of Olympic Competition ScheduleTokyo 2020 welcomes Mondo as a sole supplier“We are concerned as to how you will gain any delivery expertise this year, when you have outsourced the delivery of the test events to third party agencies. Additionally, the lines of accountability between the Organising Committee and the agencies do not appear to be clear.“Accommodation remains a major concern, the hotels appear overpriced and Tokyo 2020 do not appear to have secured enough reasonably priced accommodation, particularly in satellite venues. We are also extremely concerned about the service levels being proposed for athletes at venues,“For example in sailing, not hot food for the athletes in the venues, a lack of shade and water provision and medical services not matching athlete needs. These matters need to be urgently addressed and rethought.”Also Read: Tokyo 2020 Welcomes Visa as Paralympic Gold PartnerEyeing Tokyo 2020, Indian lifters begin campaign at Asian Weightlifting ChampionshipThe concerns were raised after Andrew Ryan, the executive director of ASOIF, revealed that Tokyo 2020 organisers were planning significant cuts – up to 80% –  to the budget earmarked for sports presentation with outdoor sports likely to be hit hardest, states an insidethegames report.The Tokyo 2020 organising committee’s overall budget stands at a reported US$12.6 billion, but venue capacities for some sports have been reduced in order to cut costs and ease transport in the Japanese capital.The International Judo Federation has revealed they had approved a brand identity for the Games in January, but the proposal had since been changed.“What we have received now is less than a third and it is shockingly poor,” Larisa Kiss, director of the IJF Presidential office, told the meeting. “We understand the budget cuts, but we find this slightly exaggerated and we do not want to be in the same situation as Rio 2016 when the look was quite cheap. We have events in Tokyo every year, where the venue looks much better than we are being proposed now.Also Read: Tokyo 2020 announces Olympics ticketing process“It would be a pity to have a yearly IJF event look better than the Olympics.”International Tennis Federation chief operating office Kelly Fairweather urged organisers not to view sport presentation as a cost. “The spectator experience is so, so important,” Fairweather said. “I would urge you not to look at this as a cost. You spend all this money on construction and getting the Games ready, then cut budgets at the last minute. That is not going to be the best way to showcase the Games, your country and city. It is not worth it at all.”Tokyo 2020 were requested to have more collaboration with International Federations and not adopt a one size fits all policy for sport presentation, due to their individual needs.“We have counted on the assistance of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government,” said Hide Nakamura, Tokyo 2020 Games delivery officer. “Because of some restrictions, we now cannot count on their money. In addition, some of our organising committee think of it just as a decoration. But we understand it is not just a decoration but a very important part of the Games.“We will have discussions with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and IOC to discuss the look of the Games. We have always been an athlete-first Games. We ensure the service level for the athletes.”Tokyo 2020 also acknowledged not everyone in their Organising Committee had experience of staging sport events and promised they were working to integrate international staff to aid the process.Also Read: World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying to retire after Tokyo 2020Boxing gets only provisional inclusion in Tokyo 2020 competition schedule Cricket Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri brace ensure 3-1 win; Switzerland’s fate hangs on other Group results Tokyo 2020 organising committee’s plans to further slash the Games’ budget have raised concerns about the preparations for the Olympic Games next year.Several international federations like sailing, judo, tennis and triathlon have urged the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee to refocus their efforts in key operational areas such as accommodation, transportation, test events and event presentation. WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start TAGSOlympic GamesTokyo 2020Tokyo 2020 GamesTokyo 2020 Olympic GamesTOKYO 2020 OlympicsTokyo 2020 Olympics BudgetTokyo 2020 Organising CommitteeTokyo Organising Committee SHARE Federations raise concern over Tokyo 2020 preparations, budget cuts RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video Cricket Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 50/3 (16.4 ov)- Follow Live Updates WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Football Euro 2020, Italy vs Wales LIVE: Matteo Pessina goal helps Italy beat Wales, finish top of Group A with flawless record; Follow Live Updates Cricket Cricket Latest Sports News Cricket YourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStory|SponsoredSponsoredUndo PSL 2021 Playoffs: Schedule, Timing, LIVE streaming, list of champions; all you need to know Previous articleIPL 2019 MI vs CSK Qualifier 1: Watch Live actionNext articleTrump awards highest US civilian honour to Woods Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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Dream11 IPL 2020 LIVE Streaming Online: Watch Dream11 IPL 2020 Live…

first_imgSportSport News Dream11 IPL 2020 LIVE Streaming Online: Watch Dream11 IPL 2020 Live Streaming for Free in India Bett1Open 2021 Final: Liudmila Samsonova beat Belinda Bencic to clinch title Dream11 IPL 2020 LIVE Streaming Online: Watch IPL 2020 Live Streaming for Free in IndiaThe Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) season is underway. The IPL teams are trying their best to outshine each other in UAE. No crowds are allowed in the stadiums for IPL games but what fans are enjoying the IPL matches on Live Broadcast & Live Streaming of the league. As per the DATA released by the BCCI, 20 Cr fans watched the first game of IPL 2020. If you still are not part of those 20 Crore – Check out how you can catch the IPL 2020 Live FEED in your state and country and that too in your own language.1. Disney + HotstarDisney + Hotstar (Premium) Facebook Twitter by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeIPL 2020: Bad news for Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Jonny BairstowFree Fire Redeem Codes for April 13th, Best ways to Redeem themGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes 1st May (today), find working codes & get rewardsDisney+ Hotstar is available with two subscription options. There is the Disney+ Hotstar VIP pack which costs Rs 399 per year while the Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription is priced at Rs 1,499 per year.The Disney+ Hotstar VIP pack includes Live sports including the IPL cricket streaming as well as the Premier League football and Formula 1, as well as Multiplex blockbusters, Disney+ content dubbed in Hindi, Indian TV shows and Hotstar Specials.Disney + Hotstar (VIP Pack)The higher-spec Disney+ Hotstar Premium subscription includes all that the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription offers, plus Disney+ Original shows as well as American TV shows and movies. The Disney+ Hotstar service is available on the web as well as apps for a variety of platforms including Android, iOS, iPadOS, Android TV and Apple TV.2. Airtel (Ticket to Cricket)If you are an Airtel prepaid user, there is the Airtel prepaid recharge pack for Rs 599 that bundles 2GB data per day, has 56 days validity, offers unlimited voice calls and bundles the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription. You also have the option of the Rs 448 plan with the 28 days validity. This pack bundles3GB data per day, with unlimited calls and the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription. If you are looking for an even longer-term recharge option, you may want to opt for the Rs 2,698 recharge option—this has 365 days validity with 2GB data per day, unlimited calls and the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription. All plans also include the Airtel Xstream video streaming app subscription.3. JioReliance Jio Cricket PackIf you are a Reliance Jio prepaid user, there are multiple prepaid recharge options that you can pick and get the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription bundled. The Jio Cricket Pack Rs 401 recharge offers 28 data validity, with unlimited voice calls and 3GB data per day. If you want a longer duration recharge with similar Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription bundles, you choices include the Rs 598 plan (56 days validity, 112GB data and unlimited calls), the Rs 777 recharge (84 days validity, 131GB data and unlimited voice calls) and the Rs 2599 pack (365 days validity, 740GB data in total and unlimited calls). There is also the Rs 499 Jio Cricket Pack recharge option that offers 56 days validity with a total of 84GB data bundled—that works out to 1.5GB data per day. But this does not bundle any voice calls.Reliance JioFiber Unlimited PlansThe recently updated Reliance JioFiber home broadband plans also bundle subscriptions to video streaming platfoms, as part of the subscription. The new broadband plans start at Es 399 per month, but the streaming app subscription bundles start with the Rs 999 plan, also called the JioFiber Gold plan. The Jio Fiber Gold plan for Rs 999 (150Mbps speed and unlimited data), the JioFiber Diamond plan for Rs 1,499 (300Mbps speed), the JioFiber Diamond+ plan for Rs 2,499 (500Mbps speed) and the JioFiber Platinum plan for Rs 3,999 (1Gbps speed) all bundle the Disney+ Hotstar VIP subscription, along with Sony Liv, Jio Cinema, Voot and Zee5 to name a few.4. Flipkart SupercoinsIf you regularly shop on Flipkart, you may not have realized but you could have been earning SuperCoins. Basically, for a specific amount of money you spend, you earn some coins—every Rs 100 spent on the platform earns you 2 SuperCoins, which you can then redeem later. Head to Flipkart.com and then to the SuperCoin Zone to know the offers. At this time, you can collect a Disney+ Hotstar VIP annual subscription for 399 SuperCoins or a Disney+ Hotstar Premium annual subscription for 1,499 SuperCoins. Depends on how much you have shopped on Flipkart so far, but of you have enough SuperCoins, this could be a good value pick.5. InsidesportThe live streaming of the IPL 2020 MI vs CSK match will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates, latest happenings and all the live updates on insidesport.coIPL 2020 LIVE : IPL 2020 to be broadcasted & streamed LIVE in 120 countriesThe IPL 2020 will be broadcasted and streamed LIVE in almost 120 countries world-wide. The IPL Live feed will reach each almost every nook and corner the cricket world. Star India, the official broadcaster and global rights holder of the IPL has got into arrangements, contract with broadcasters wold wide to showcase the 13th season the IPL LIVE.IPL 2020 LIVE in INDIAN Sub-ContinentStar India is the official broadcaster of IPL 2020. Fans can watch and enjoy IPL 2020 Live on the Star India Network channels in various languages. As per the information available with InsideSport broadcaster is making arrangement to live broadcast the IPL 2020 in 9 different languages.Other than English & Hindi, league will be broadcasted in 7 regional languages.IPL 2020 – LIVE Hindi broadcast is confirmed on Star Sports 1 Hindi HD and SD channels and Star Sports FirstIPL 2020 – LIVE English broadcast – English broadcast will be on all other Star Sports pay channels.IPL 2020 Live: IPL 2020 will also be broadcasted LIVE in 6-7 regional languagesOther then this IPL 2020 will be broadcasted LIVE on Star’s regional language sports channels – Star Sports Tamil, Star Sports Telugu, Star Sports Kannada and Star Sports Bangla.All you want to know about the regional language LIVE broadcast of IPL 2020Star India has dedicated the following channels for the regional language broadcast:Tamil: Star Sports Tamil (All match days); and Vijay Super SD for the live matches on all Sundays.Telugu: Star Sports Telugu (All match days); and Maa Movies SD and HD for the live matches on all Sundays.Kannada: Star Sports Kannada (All match days); and Star Suvarna SD and HD for live matches on all Sundays.Bengali: Star Sports Bangla (All match days); and Jalsha Movies SD and HD live matches on all Sundays.Marathi: Star Pravah SD and HD for the live matches on all Sundays.Malayalam: Asianet Plus SD for the live matches on all Sundays.How fans can watch IPL 2020 LIVE STREAMING on Disney+ HOTSTAR ?All the action of IPL 2020 will also be simulcasted and LIVE STREAMED on Star’s video on demand platform Disney+ Hotstar. But for that either IPL FANS will have to take yearly membership of Disney+ Hotstar Premium membership for 1499 Per year or Monthly membership by paying 299 per month.How cricket fans can watch IPL 2020 in UK & Ireland ? Football Cricket viewers in the United States can watch Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) live coverage on Willow TV. Cricket viewers in Canada can watch IPL 2020 on Willow TV.How cricket fans can watch IPL 2020 in South Africa, Middle East & North Africa ?Star India has signed deal with leading South African broadcaster SuperSport to LIVE BROADCAST IPL 2020 in South Africa.BeIN Sports will be the home for IPL 2020 in Middle East & North Africa. The leading football broadcaster in the region will now broadcast the biggest cricket event of the year on its network in the entire territory of Middle East and North Africa.How cricket fans in South East Asia, South America & Europe (Ex United Kingdom, Ireland) can watch IPL 2020 LIVE ?YuppTV, the Over-The-Top (OTT) provider for South Asian content has secured the digital media rights for Indian Premier League 2020 for the region. YuppTV will  live stream the IPL 2020 in SE Asia including Malaysia, Singapore, Europe (Ex United Kingdom, Ireland) & South America.How fans in Australia & New Zealand can watch IPL 2020 LIVE ?Fox Sports has acquired the rights to LIVE Broadcast the IPL 2020 in the region of Australia. Along with Fox Sports, Over the Top platform Kayo Sports will live stream IPL 2020 in the region.There will be no live telecast of Indian Premier League 2019 in Pakistan. Other than this Star India has also got into contractual relationships with local broadcasters in some of the Indian Sub-Continent territories in Afghanistan & Bangladesh. 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Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) Q12015 Interim Report

first_imgPresco Plc (PRESCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng)  2015 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfilePresco Plc is a fully-integrated agro-industrial company in Nigeria with business interests in the cultivation of oil palm plantations and milling and crushing palm kernels to produce a range of refined vegetable oil. The company also has a packaging plant and a biogas plant which treats its palm oil mill effluent. Presco Plc specialises in cultivating oil palm and extracting, refining and fractionating crude palm oil into finished products. The company supplies specialty fats and oils of outstanding quality. Presco Plc has a concession of 6 462 hectares at Obaretin Estate; 12 560 hectares at Ologbo Estate; 2 800 hectares at Delta Estate; and 17 000 hectares at Sakponba Estate. Presco Plc is a subsidiary of Siat, a Belgian agro-industrial company which specialises in cultivating smallholder plantations of mainly oil palm and rubber tree crops. Siat has a major stake in the Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC) in Ghana, Siat Gabon in Gabon and Compagnie Heveicole de Cavally in Ivory Coast. The company’s head office is in Edo State, Nigeria. Presco Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more


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A Memorial Day Grilling Feast

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Roasted Potatoes Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear TAGSGrill WhispererMemorial Day Grilling Previous articleOn This Day: First Indy 500 is RunNext article‘Spotlight’ headlines Netflix new titles for June Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Menu: Grilled Ribeyes topped with peppers, onions and mushrooms, Roasted Garlic Heads, Roasted Potatoes, Asparagus, and Grilled Corn on the CobBy The Grill WhispererLadies and Gentlemen, start your grills.Okay here we go. You have cleaned your grill. You have gone to the grocery store. You have everything you need.Turn the grill on high and close the lid. We want it blazing by the time you start putting food in there. And it will be. You have a lot of prep work inside to tend to before we get back.Turn the oven on at 275 degrees. You may need this to keep certain items warm if they finish early.Cut the tops off of the garlic heads and place a pat of garlic herb butter over each. Wrap them in tin foil and put them in the grill on the top level as far away from the flame as you can. The garlic heads will be the first in and the last out. Your guests will not believe how tender these come out on a grill.Roasted GarlicCut the little potatoes in half. Put the olive oil, salt and pepper into a plastic bag. Pour the potatoes into the bag and shake. Make sure they are all coated well.Put the potatoes in a grill basket and place them in the lower left corner of the grill. You’ll have to keep a close watch on the potatoes, because you will be opening and closing the grill throughout the cooking cycle. This makes their ready time unpredictable. Shake the basket occasionally so they don’t stick to the bottom. They could be ready any time between 45-60 minutes, so stick a fork in them occasionally. If it goes through easily, they are ready.Take out the steaks and arrange them on a large cutting board. Lightly drizzle a little Worcestershire Sauce on them and rub it into the meat. Put a fairly good coat of extra coarse salt and pepper on each steak. Add a light coat of garlic powder. Massage the seasoning into the meat. Turn them over and do it again. Put the steaks in the refrigerator and forget about them for a while.Take the asparagus out and cut the stems about one third of the way up. That should take care of the stringy part. Fill another bag of salt, pepper and olive oil along with garlic powder and shake thoroughly with the asparagus inside. Put those back in the refrigerator next to the steaks still in the bag.Take out the mushrooms, peppers and onions. Quarter the mushrooms. Cut the peppers and onions until you have slices about the same size as the mushrooms. We want these three vegetables to cook at about the same speed. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter In a large bowl, pour in the olive oil, salt and pepper and mix together. Pour the three vegetables into the bowl and toss thoroughly until all are well coated. Place the vegetables in a grill basket and set in the refrigerator next to the steaks.Take out the corn. Peel back the cornhusks, keeping them attached. Discard the silk. Spread the herbed garlic butter all over the corn. Fold the husks back over the corn. Wrap the corn in foil and take it to the grill. In a tight formation on the grill, add the corn to the right of the potatoes. Stir the potatoes to keep them from sticking to the grill basket and check them with a fork. When you get back to the kitchen, set a timer for 15 minutes.Take a beer out of the cooler and sit with your guests. You have 15 minutes before your next dish goes on the grill.The Grill Whisperer has a story that will put your mind at ease while you prepare this incredible meal.There once was a great Zen master (or maybe it was a short order cook) who told the Grill Whisperer to calm his mind and realize that the grill does all of the cooking. You are only there to watch and occasionally move food on and off the grill. Tell your guests that story. They will laugh and be amazed at how calm you are.When the bell rings, bring out the mushroom, peppers and onions dish. Place it on the lower left corner of the grill.Grilled Peppers, Onions and MushroomsRemove the foil and put the corn right on the grill. Grill the ears until the husks are nicely charred. After three minutes, turn them over and grill the other side for another three minutes.Stir the potatoes again and check them with a fork to see if they are done. Take the corn off the grill and remove the husks. You will begin to realize at this point how special that garlic herb butter is when you get that first smell. Reserve the corn in the oven.Bring the steaks and asparagus out of the refrigerator and to the grill. Scrape the grill one last time with a grill brush where the steaks will be. Put olive oil on a paper towel and lightly grease the grates. This is called “seasoning the grill”.Turn the grill from high to medium high. Toss the mushrooms, peppers and onions. Do the same to the potatoes. Put the asparagus on top of the potatoes.There are a few things to consider before we start on the main event. Ribeyes are a pretty forgiving cut of meat.  The fat marbling makes for a very flavorful and juicy steak without a lot of effort. The biggest thing to keep in mind when grilling steak is that you can always throw it back on the grill if it isn’t done, but you can’t reverse an over-cooked steak.  So err on the side of rare. Our goal is medium rare.Each steak typically has a pointy end. As you place the steak on the grill, set the pointy end so that it is pointing at two o’clock. The steaks will grab the grill and hang on for dear life. Don’t worry though, in two minutes they will relinquish because of your “seasoning” trick.At this point, you are on flare-up watch.  The fat dripping off of those beautiful steaks is bound to create an eager fire that will react.  If a flare-up occurs and doesn’t go away in a few seconds, simply use your tongs to slide the steaks away from the open flame until the flame dies down and then move them back over the heat.After two minutes, rotate the steaks from two o’clock to five o’clock. Don’t turn them over and don’t stab the steaks with any sharp device. We want every drop of juice to stay in those ribeyes. Use tongs.If the cross marks aren’t perfect, you have one more shot with the other side of the steak.After two more minutes turn the steaks over. Make sure your angled grill marks are perfect! This is the mark of a true Grill Master. If any of the marks are less than perfection, you have another chance with the new side of meat. Otherwise, let them go for another four minutes to cook them at medium rare.Toss the mushrooms, peppers and onions. They should be done by now. Take them off the grill and set them next to the corn in the oven. The asparagus and potatoes should be done as well. Take them off the grill and set them in the oven.Remove the steaks from the grill and allow them to rest for five minutes before serving.  The resting period is important so that the juices don’t run out when you cut into the ribeye. The Grill Whisperer could make further suggestions, but he prefers to fade off into the emerging sunset and let the student take all the credit for their grilling success. You have come a long way on this journey. Maybe have another exotic beer and watch your guests enjoying themselves. You’ve earned it. Your skill on the grill is confirmed. Until I am in Apopka again, have a great summer on the grill!last_img read more


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Unity Trust Bank loan helps film group qualify for matched funding

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  19 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Finance 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. Unity Trust Bank loan helps film group qualify for matched fundingcenter_img The £1 million redevelopment budget was supported by European Regional Development Fund, London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, London Development Agency via City Fringe Partnership, Arts Council England and London Borough of Tower Hamlets.The newly refurbished centre effectively doubles the charity’s training capacity. It now provides a gallery with screening facilities; 3 training rooms, 2 production offices, 2 edit suites, a digital hub for film and photographic applications. Howard Lake | 4 July 2007 | News Film and photographic support organisation Four Corners today launches its new purpose-built film and photography centre in London’s Bethnal Green, after it qualified for matched funding for the project following a £286,000 loan from Unity Trust Bank.Four Corners is a long-standing client of Unity Trust Bank, a specialist provider of banking services to the trade union and charity and voluntary sectors. Carla Mitchell, Development Director for Four Corners, said: “The loan from Unity made all the difference in the world, we simply could not have done it without their support. We really appreciate their faith in us as an organisation. Unity is unique as a bank in understanding the needs of voluntary sector organisations.” Advertisementlast_img read more


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TED aims for even greater impact with The Audacious Project

first_imgReplacing and ramping up the TED PrizeTED has for some time been active in the area of supporting big ideas for good. It has hosted and shared educational and inspiring talks by thinkers on a wide variety of topics.In addition, for 12 years it has turned some of these big ideas into action through its TED Prize. You can read about some of the social entrepreneurs who have been awarded this prize.The 2017 TED Prize winner was Raj Panjabi for the work of his nonprofit, Last Mile Health. It received $1 million from TED “and the resources of our global community to launch a new way for community health workers to learn online”.But he has a far larger vision, the kind that has inspired The Audacious Project. Indeed, his work and that of partner organisation Living Goods, has received $50m as a pilot of The Audacious Project, to help them save 30 million lives by 2030.The Audacious Project replaces the TED Prize. But it also expands its aims and level of support. Anderson says: “It’s a bigger bet on the power of ideas and the entrepreneurs that champion them.”The new annual prize project will see social entrepreneurs invited to share their boldest ideas  – “ideas that truly take your breath away” – with TED.Selected ideas and entrepreneurs will then be presented to donors and the public, “inspiring people across the world to come together to act and turn these audacious dreams into realities”.We’re excited to partner with @TEDTalks for the #AudaciousProject — a new way to support and fund ideas for global change. Can’t wait to share the incredible winners soon! https://t.co/W0YstkV0mc pic.twitter.com/rpMrpvXVOS— ELMA Philanthropies (@ELMAPhilanthro) April 4, 2018 Tagged with: Funding The Audacious Project is the result of recognising the challenges that social entrepreneurs face, according to Anderson, namely that:there is no inherent reason why nonprofit initiatives can’t generate change at massive scalenonprofit fundraising is fundamentally harderit’s not just the social entrepreneurs who are frustrated but private donors too.Its full title is The Audacious Project: Collaborative Philanthropy for Bold Ideas.So far more than $250 million has been committed to seven bold ideas for global change.It will operated from TED under the leadership of Executive Director Anna Verghese. She has been the TED Prize Director for the last five years.The Audacious Project is our attempt to imagine what an IPO for the nonprofit world might look like, and to create a way for private individuals to pool resources and work together in the service of entrepreneurs who could change the world.— Chris Anderson (@TEDchris) April 4, 2018 TED2018This year’s TED Conference will include a session announcing The Audacious Project, which will be livestreamed. It will take place at 5pm PDT on Wednesday 11 April.Attendees will be able to vote on how $1 million will be distributed among the projects that have been selected this year.On that day the public will be able to contribute via the Audacious Project website to the selected projects. In addition the website will be open to “any change-maker or change-making organisation” to pitch their own idea for impact at scale and detail how they could execute it given the appropriate financial support.  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. Howard Lake | 10 April 2018 | News  179 total views,  1 views todaycenter_img Is it time for an X Prize for Fundraising? (16 February 2017)Follow the Frog is one of the TED ads worth spreading (27 February 2013)Five TED talks every fundraiser should watch (27 July 2017) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 TED has developed an initiative designed to help turn bold and transformative ideas for social good into action. The Audacious Project is the product of three years’ work by a group of foundations and individuals.The Audacious Project is aimed at social entrepreneurs who until now had the choice of for-profit or nonprofit business models, with all the associated limitations and access to different types of funding for growth that each offered.“But what if there were a way to pool both investment and risk in great ideas for social change?” asks TED Curator Chris Anderson.The Audacious Project attempts to address a major frustration faced by change-makers: without access to venture capital or stock markets, they have to pitch donors one-by-one. This model has already helped secure more than $250 million for 7 big ideas: https://t.co/8AEqmF8P0N— The Audacious Project (@TheAudaciousPrj) April 6, 2018 Advertisement  180 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis14 TED aims for even greater impact with The Audacious Projectlast_img read more


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Indiana Farm Fatality Summary Reminds Hoosier Farmers of Dangers

first_img Indiana Farm Fatality Summary Reminds Hoosier Farmers of Dangers Facebook Twitter By Purdue University News Service – Sep 22, 2020 Home Indiana Agriculture News Indiana Farm Fatality Summary Reminds Hoosier Farmers of Dangers Previous articlePurdue Crop Chat Episode 9, Preparing for HarvestNext articleAsian Import Ban on German Pork Could Fuel Growth for US Pork Purdue University News Service SHARE SHARE Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview, coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944. The program reported 21 work-related on-farm deaths in the state in 2019, the fewest number of documented cases since 2013.Tractors and skid steer loaders were involved in at least eight of the 21 documented fatal farm incidents. Three of the victims were children under the age of 5, while 11 were 60 or older.“The continued incidence of tractor rollovers indicates that a greater focus on the value of Rollover Protection Structures (ROPS) – especially on tractors used for mowing – could prove beneficial,” the report states.The report also highlights the continued need for injury prevention educational programs for those 18 and younger.Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program released the annual Indiana Farm Fatality Summary with Historical Overview coinciding with National Farm Safety and Health Week. (Purdue University photo)The number of farm fatalities for the past 50 years continues to trend lower, probably reflecting safer machinery and work practices while also corresponding with a decline in the number of farmers. No Indiana agency documents farm-related non-fatal injuries, but prior research has indicated that approximately one in every nine Indiana farms has a farm-work-related injury incident that requires medical attention each year.Bill Field, Purdue agriculture and biological engineering professor and extension safety specialist, has summarized over 1,100 farm fatalities during his career.“Every one of these lives mattered to someone. Each one was an added cost to the food we enjoy every day.”As Hoosier farmers prepare for harvest, program members remind farmers to keep safety a top priority and manage the expectations of machinery and people.Purdue’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program has monitored farm-related fatalities in Indiana for nearly 60 years using sources including news reports, web searches, personal interviews and voluntary reporting from extension educators and individuals.The full report is available at: www.inprepared.org. Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


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Journalist slain in Guayaquil, a day after escaping earlier murder attempt

first_img Follow the news on Ecuador Coronavirus “information heroes” – journalism that saves lives EcuadorAmericas April 10, 2020 Find out more RSF_en Organisation News Coronavirus: State measures must not allow surveillance of journalists and their sources April 12, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist slain in Guayaquil, a day after escaping earlier murder attempt News to go furthercenter_img Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information December 24, 2019 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders hopes for quick results from the investigation into journalist Fausto Valdivieso’s murder yesterday in Guayaquil. The motive is not yet known but press reports quoted local sources as saying he had been the target of a murder attempt 24 hours earlier and had received threats.A former employee of privately-owned TV stations Ecuavisa, Teleamazonas and TC Televisión, Valdivieso still worked intermittently as an independent journalist while pursuing business activities and acting as a PR consultant. Aged 52, he was the father of three children.“Valdivieso continued to report news developments on social networks and a small online TV station so his murder may have been linked to journalistic activities,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We ask the investigators to take this possibility into account.”He was the second journalist to be murdered in Ecuador in the past 10 months, following the photographer Byron Baldeón, who was killed near Guayaquil on 1 July 2012.Valdivieso has just got into his car after visiting his mother in the Guayaquil district of Atarazana when a masked gunmen went up to him and shot him three times. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but attempts revive him were unsuccessful. It was Atarazana residents who said there had been an attempt to kill him the day before.He joins the long list of journalists killed in the western hemisphere since the start of the year. Three have been killed in Brazil, two in Guatemala and one each in Haiti, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Ecuador and Venezuela. According to Reporters Without Borders’ monitoring, a link with the victim’s work as a journalist has so far been established in four of these cases (see the press freedom barometer on the Reporters Without Borders website).Outside photo: El Comercio EcuadorAmericas June 15, 2020 Find out more Two months before Assange’s extradition hearing, RSF calls for his release on humanitarian grounds and for US Espionage Act charges to be droppedlast_img read more


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Cappamore in fine fettle for show

first_imgLimerick GAA Club Notes WhatsApp Previous articleSleepy Limerick volunteers neededNext articleGolf – Mid West Golf Notes Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Community alternative to nursing homes RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsPhotosCappamore in fine fettle for showBy Guest Writer – August 12, 2016 2383 Limerick GAA Notes Linkedin Back row from left; Carmel Hayes, Una McNamara, Breda Deere, Marie Hayes, Chairman of the Cappamore Show, Ann Marie O’Donnell, Bridget Ryan, Grace Gleeson and Maura Walsh. Front Row from left; Lucy Walsh, Nuala Walsh, Margaret Gleeson and Helen RyanSean Coffey and Brian Ryan, Mulcair Vets, Anna Nolan, Shane Gleeson, Coillte and Liam Duggan, LCFE, CappamoreProfessor, Gerry Boyle, Director of Teagasc, Paudie Ryan, Cappamore Show, Timmy Butler, Pets Corner, and Deirdre and John Wheeler, Pallasgreen who presented a new cup for the Horticulture SectionrGarda, Billy Collins, Cappamore, Sean Coffey, Mulcair Vets, Lucy Walsh, Cappamore Show, Mairead Kennedy and Catherine Quish, AIB Tipperary and Jack Walsh, Email Limerick GAA Notes Facebook TAGSAgricultural ShowCappamore Scrap metal fire poses serious health risks Print Cappamore Agricultural Show launch 12-7-2016Richard Kennedy, Vice President of the IFA and Chairman of the Limerick Show, David Sheehan, Vice President of the ISA, Cllr Noel Gleeson, Deputy Mayor of Limerick City and County, Jimmy McCarthy, President of the Cappamore Show, Pat Corbet, Chairman of the Irish Shows Association and Paddy Ryan, Secretary of the Cappamore Show at the launch of the Cappamore Agricultural Show 2016 in Hayes’ Bar, Cappamore Picture by Dave GaynorRichard Kennedy, Vice President of the IFA and Chairman of the Limerick Show, David Sheehan, Vice President of the ISA, Cllr Noel Gleeson, Deputy Mayor of Limerick City and County, Jimmy McCarthy, President of the Cappamore Show, Pat Corbet, Chairman of the Irish Shows Association and Paddy Ryan, Secretary of the Cappamore ShowCAPPAMORE is gearing up for what promises to be it’s best family day out yet with the annual show on August 20.It might be all about the showing and the jumping but on the day there will be  huge variety of free children’s entertainment including a magic show,  balloon modelling, face painting and pet’s corner. New this year is the climbing wall which is not for the fainthearted.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up There are more than 100 classes in the cattle showing section with nine different breeds and commercials over five rings. Star attractions include the all Ireland Limousin breeding heifer final, the bonny baby calf of the year, the bBelgium blue junior and senior bull final and the GVM all Ireland Beef Championship with a €2,500 Prize fundThere’s plenty of scope for horse and pony fans with fifty showing classes  and pony classes catering for I.P.S. members and non-members.And the carriage drivers will be showing off their skills as well.There are fifteen competitions catering for registered and unregistered animals and not forgetting man – and woman’s best friend – there will be a pet dog showThere’s also plenty of fun for growers with the agri produce fruit, veg and flower show. There are more than fifty classes available covering cakes, jams and breads and new this yea is the Easterlicious Cook of the Year competition as well as a Limerick lace class. If al that isn’t enough there will be cookery classes for children and demonstrations for the more experienced as well as needle work and craftsmanship., Lego modeling class, art and art and photography and no show would be complete without the bonny baby and best dressed lady sections. Further details from www.cappamoreshow.ieAidan O’Brien, Newport, Michael Butler, Cappamore Show, Tim O’Brien, Kerry Agribusiness, Martin Murphy, Irish Hereford Breed Society and Irish Hereford Prime and Shane O’Brien, Newport Twitter Limerick’s All Ireland winning champions return to action last_img read more