whatsapp whatsapp AD REVENUES RETURN TO 2005 LEVELS LED BY TV ADVERTISING KCS-content Advertising giant WPP yesterday announced that it has taken a majority stake in Chinese retail marketing consultancy DPI through one of its wholly owned subsidiary companies in the region G2. The company refused to say how much it was paying for the stake, but the move continues its investment in China which is currently WPP’s fourth largest market with revenues of approximately £583m. The group now employs almost 12,000 people across China. DPI employs around 80 people and has offices in Guangzhou and Shanghai. Its unaudited revenues for the year ending 31 December 2009 were HK$29.7m with gross assets at the same date of HK$48m. The consultancy specialises in retail and environmental advertising and merchandising. Its clients include Ferrero, GlaxoSmithKline, Haier, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Mannings, Mead Johnson, Nestea and Procter & Gamble. “The market for brand activation agencies is growing exponentially in the Asia Pacific region and we identified DPI as best-in-class with its penetrating marketplace knowledge and a quality offering, particularly in the shopper marketing and retail space,” said Nirvik Singh, chairman and chief executive of G2 Asia Pacific. MagnaGlobal – part of the Mediabrands group – has doubled its 2010 media revenues growth forecast from 3.1 per cent to 6.2 per cent, saying advertising revenues grew at a faster than expected rate in the first half of the year, led by the TV sector.While TV advertising was higher than expected, MagnaGlobal said online advertising would continue to outpace it in 2010 and in the years ahead. By 2015 the medium will account for more than 35 per cent of the industry, greater than £4.8bn in total.MagnaGlobal said the media economy generally will generate £11.6bn in advertising during 2010 roughly the same as in 2005 suggesting a strong recovery in advertising revenues. Chinese stake purchase boosts WPP’s expansion Show Comments ▼ Share Tags: NULL Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Monday 13 September 2010 7:50 pm
Topics: Casino & games Finance Slots Table games AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games PlayAGS has reported a 34.6% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, while the gaming technology supplier was also able to cut its full-year loss by half. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter PlayAGS has reported a 34.6% year-on-year increase in revenue for 2018, while the gaming technology supplier was also able to cut its full-year loss by half.Total revenue for the 12 months through to December 31, 2018, amounted to $285.3m (£217.0m/€252.4m), up from $212.0m in the previous year.AGS was boosted by growth across both its gaming operations and equipment sales businesses. Revenue from gaming operations climbed from $170.3m to $201.8m, while equipment sales more than doubled from $41.7m to $83.5m.The company saw a 35.6% increase in revenue from electronic gaming machines, up from $199.9m to $271.0m. This was particular apparent in the fourth quarter, with AGS citing growth in early-entry markets such as Ontario, Mississippi and Nevada as well as continued penetration into ramping markets such as California and Florida.AGS also reported an 88.2% jump in table product revenue, with this total rising from $4.1m to $7.7m, but interactive revenue was down 16.8% to $6.6m.Increased activity across its various business areas pushed operating expenses up from $197.5m in 2017 to $260.0m in the past year, with AGS spending more across the entire business.Most of this expense was down to depreciation and amortisation, with this rising from $71.6m to $77.55m, while selling, general and administrative costs were also up from $44.0m to $63.0m.The cost of gaming operations increased from $31.7m to $39.3m and equipment sales spending jumped from $19.8m to $39.7m. AGS also committed more spend to research development – $31.7m in total – while write-downs and other charges totalled $8.8m in the past year.However, despite higher costs, AGS was able to cut its loss by more than half, with net loss for the year amounting to $20.8m, down 53.8% from $45.1m in 2017. Loss before income taxes also dropped from $47.0m to $29.2m, while net loss was cut from $45.1m to $20.8m.AGS also noted that total adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation for the 12 months came in at $136.2m, up by 27.5% on $106.8m in 2017.Reflecting on the results, CEO David Lopez was pleased with the figures, paying tribute to the company’s performance in Q4 in particular. Revenue was up 25% to $72.1m in the final three months of the year, while adjusted EBITDA increased 19.3% year-on-year to $31.5m.“We ended our first year as a public company with a solid fourth quarter and 35% growth in annual revenue,” Lopez said. “Our continued top line growth, increased operating cash, and free cash flow generation reflects the industry-leading performance of our products and AGS’ unique position given how underrepresented we are in the market.“These two factors contributed to our phenomenal growth in electronic gaming machines ending the year with more than 4,300 sold units, a 71% increase from fiscal 2017.”Lopez also referenced AGS’ $49m acquisition of Integrity Gaming, which went through last month. He said this will bolster the company’s recurring revenue footprint and provide long-term optimisation opportunities.He added: “With new product and content launches, further penetration of both new and early-entry markets, and international expansion, AGS is positioned for another high-growth year in 2019.” AGS enjoys revenue growth as losses narrow in 2018 Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines 6th March 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address
Area: 145 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs: Alexandre Haralampidis Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Brazil ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/877218/vila-pedreira-aua-arquitetos Clipboard 2017 Vila Pedreira / AUÁ arquitetosSave this projectSaveVila Pedreira / AUÁ arquitetos ArchDaily Vila Pedreira / AUÁ arquitetos Year: Architects: AUÁ arquitetos Area Area of this architecture project Copy•Pederneiras, Brazil “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/877218/vila-pedreira-aua-arquitetos Clipboard Save this picture!© Alexandre Haralampidis+ 34 Share “COPY” Photographs Manufacturers: Bauru Lajes, Blocos e Blocos, Box São Vicente, Fantin Terraplanagem, JS Portões, Loja Master, MPM Estruturas Metálicas, Marcenaria Avante, Marmoraria PederneirasEngineering:Arcanjo Engenharia – Miguel CernovConstructor:Fábio PedreiraAuthors:Diogo Cavallari, Isadora Marchi, Paulo Catto, Victor BerbelCity:PederneirasCountry:BrazilMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Alexandre HaralampidisRecommended ProductsDoorsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Entice Series Entrance SystemDoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsText description provided by the architects. Vila Pedreira arose from the premise of designing an average cost house, in a standard plot of land, with conventional materials and construction systems but presenting spatial gains on the inside and optimization of open areas.Save this picture!© Alexandre HaralampidisThe proposed solution was the configuration of the house in two autonomous volumes, implanted in the western portion of the lot and oriented in a fanlike form facing the rising sun. In the volume closest to the street are located the social areas: a living room with double height with an integrated kitchen and a mezzanine-office. In the back volume are the two bedrooms, arranged one above the other. All openings were conceived to take maximum advantage of the house’s location in the highest part of the city, providing a lot of framings of the rural landscape.Save this picture!© Alexandre HaralampidisThe two volumes are connected through the slab that runs along the western boundary of the lot and protects a glazed balcony for leisure activities, open to the garden and sheltered between volumes. This more secluded garden is integrated in a natural way with the eastern open area, providing alternation and continuity of sheltered areas with others visually connected to the outside.Save this picture!Plan – Ground FloorSave this picture!Plan – Upper LevelAs the natural ground rises from the street, the house was settled on a 1,50 meter high plateau that extends from the bottom of the lot to the sidewalk. At this front point, a terrace is created facing the street, like some antique residences’ typologies, making this place an interface between the house, the public spaces and the sidewalk from where one can observe the landscape and talk to those who passes on the street. The proposed level elevation also evokes another traditional feature, the access stair which makes a transition between open and private areas. The position of the social building, centered in the lot, surrounded by the staircase on one side and by the natural rise of the ground on the other, turns the stair into a distributing ring to the paths between the internal and external areas, reaffirming the importance of open-air leisure moments.Save this picture!© Alexandre HaralampidisThe Vila Pedreira project sought, finally, to maximize the potentialities of common demands and constraints, assuming that quality architecture does not depend on extraordinary circumstances to exist, but emerges from the available materials and conditions.Save this picture!© Alexandre HaralampidisProject gallerySee allShow lessAteliers Jean Nouvel-Designed Man-Made Lagoon Highrise in Miami Begins ConstructionArchitecture News3 Pavilion Designs Shortlisted in Hong Kong Young Architects and Designers CompetitionArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeAUÁ arquitetosOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesPederneirasBrazilPublished on October 18, 2017Cite: “Vila Pedreira / AUÁ arquitetos” [Vila Pedreira / AUÁ arquitetos] 18 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
WW photo: Sara FloundersAug. 27 — The People’s Power Assembly Movement held a press conference on the steps of New York’s City Hall in Manhattan today to announce a march and rally on Aug. 28 with the main demand: “Stop the racist war on youth of color.”The protest is part of nationally coordinated actions called “Justice for Trayvon Martin Assemblies” in memory of the 17-year-old African-American youth fatally shot in February 2012 by vigilante George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman’s July 13 acquittal set off a wave of justified mass anger in the streets across the U.S. For many people, these events cemented the reality that the lives of youth of color are endangered daily whether by trigger-happy police or vigilantes.The NYC action will begin with a short rally at the 25th precinct in East Harlem. Then it will march to the Harlem State Office Building for a main rally and then to the 40th precinct in South Bronx for the final rally. For more information, go to peoplespowerassemblies.org.August 28 was picked for these protests for two important reasons: first, Emmett Till, a 14-year-old youth, was lynched on Aug. 28, 1955, by members of the KKK in Money, Miss. Till’s funeral was attended by at least 50,000 people in his hometown of Chicago.The second reason is that this heinous crime against Till was the date chosen for the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which brought out 250,000 people.Speakers at the Aug. 27 press conference included Larry Hales, a PPA organizer, at the podium. Standing behind Hales is Constance Malcolm, the mother of Ramarley Graham, a 19-year-old who was fatally shot in his bathroom by the New York police on Feb. 2, 2012. A grand jury recently refused to indict the officer on murder charges.The Aug. 26 press release for Aug. 28 reads in part: “We also see a parallel between the cases of police brutality, stop-and-frisk, anti-immigrant legislation, devastating wars launched by the U.S. that cause massive suffering and destruction of the countries attacked, and the conditions of poverty, unemployment, inadequate housing that exist in many communities of color, and [we] see the importance of a unified cross-community response.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
April 3 protest at McDonald’s restaurant in Philadelphia.WW photo: Joseph PiettePhiladelphia — Low-wage workers and their supporters gathered outside a McDonald’s restaurant here on April 3 for the second time in two weeks to challenge the megacorporation’s theft of workers’ wages and its negative treatment of employees and customers alike. Both demonstrations were organized by “Fight for $15” and called for a union for the company’s workers.Chanting “McDonald’s, come off it! You make enough profit!” and “McDs, you’re rich and rude! We don’t like your attitude!” protesters filled the sidewalks in front of the store and spilled into the street.Passing motorists responded with enthusiasm to signs asking them to “honk for a $15 minimum wage,” frequently drowning out rally speakers. A highlight of that moving support was when a Philadelphia sanitation worker drove by in his garbage truck, blasting the horn. Philadelphia’s blue-collar workers represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Union, District Council 33, have worked without a contract since 2009.Several low-wage workers participated in the rally, including Justin Watson, head of maintenance at the McDonald’s being picketed. Watson spoke of his two-year struggle to support his family on the low wages McDonald’s pays and a fight to get the company to pay a promised raise.“If someone robbed your house, you might have some recourse,” Watson said, “but as a professional corporate thief, McDonald’s gets away with stealing workers’ wages.” In March, McDonald’s workers in three states filed class-action lawsuits claiming that McDonald’s schemed to drive labor costs down by not paying overtime and striking hours off time cards.Watson described a meeting with his bosses after the first protest action. “They asked me what was going to make me happy, and I responded, ‘$15 and a union!’”After working two years at Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins, Crystal Lopez still doesn’t get paid time-and-a-half for overtime. Lopez works to support her mother, who has chronic health concerns. But the company cut her work hours after she participated in a protest. She told the crowd, “We deserve to be treated as humans. We’re gonna win no matter what. If everybody stands with us, we’re good!”McDonald’s worker Justice Wallace stated, “The cost of living is way too high, and we are being paid way too little. McDonald’s treats us like children, but we are parents with our own children to support, and we can’t do it on $7.25. We are constantly forced to choose between paying rent or buying groceries.“I believe that a terrible crime is being committed in this city by companies like McDonald’s that are engaged in wage theft. I also believe that one day we will make $15 an hour,” Wallace concluded.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this You hear it over and over again. We live in the “land of opportunity,” where hard work rewards those who apply themselves.What, you don’t believe that? You’re right, it’s a myth. And the figures prove it.It’s not hard work that makes you rich — it’s being rich in the first place that makes someone even richer.North American households led the world last year in growth of financial assets: almost 12 percent. But that’s just an average. Did you get any of that extra money? As it turns out, almost all that growth in wealth went to those already well-heeled. In fact, the U.S. is actually the most unequal of all the developed countries in wealth distribution. (Allianz Global Wealth Report 2020, “Year of the Rich”)And this was before the COVID-19 epidemic hit, which has made things even worse for the working class, with massive shutdowns and layoffs.What the Wealth Report didn’t say, but should be obvious, is that racism is a huge contributing factor to inequality in the U.S., with its horrific history of slavery. The brutal crimes of the state against people of color reinforce inequality, which is deliberately used to keep workers from uniting nd fighting more effectively in their own interests.The moral of this story: The struggle against racism is an indispensable part of the struggle of all workers to take back the mind-boggling wealth that is stolen from us by the bosses every day.
SHARE Facebook Twitter Oil futures posted a weekly loss of more than 8% on Friday, pressured by ongoing worries about a global glut of supplies, a lack of significant production cuts and some strength in the U.S. dollar on the heels of the U.S. jobs report. Meanwhile, futures prices for gasoline finished under $1 a gallon for the first time since late 2008. Analysts attributed the drop to a purge of winter blends of the fuel.March West Texas Intermediate crude shed 83 cents, or 2.6%, to settle at $30.89 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, pulling back from an earlier high of $32.45. It spent much of the session seesawing between losses and gains after the jobs report. For the week, prices suffered a loss of roughly 8.1%. Facebook Twitter SHARE Oil Prices Finish Lower Home Energy Oil Prices Finish Lower By Gary Truitt – Feb 7, 2016 Previous articleProposed Budget Would Increase Ag ResearchNext articlePutting A Stop to Runaway Regulation Gary Truitt
Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago November 24, 2014 1,481 Views Related Articles Fannie Mae to Sell Foreclosed Vacant Properties to Detroit Land Bank Fannie Mae announced it has agreed to sell 44 foreclosed vacant properties to the Detroit Land Bank Authority as part of a partnership to stabilize neighborhoods in the greater Detroit area, which has seen a dramatic spike on the number of foreclosures in the last two years.According to the announcement, 26 of the properties are slated for rehabilitation and 18 of them are scheduled to be demolished. Fannie Mae will also contribute funds to the demolition of those 18 properties as part of the agreement.”Vacant properties are a strain on the neighborhood and can depress property values for other homeowners,” said P.J. McCarthy, Fannie Mae’s VP of alternative dispositions and real estate asset management. “We are happy to partner with the Detroit Land Bank Authority to help transform these properties into homes for local families, or new community spaces. It is our goal to continue to work closely with local organizations to help bring life back into these neighborhoods. We look forward to additional transactions with the Detroit Land Bank.”The agreement is line with the mission of the Detroit Neighborhood Stabilization Initiative (NSI), a pilot program developed jointly by the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae and announced by the FHFA in May 2014 as a way to stabilize neighborhoods in the areas most affected by the housing crisis. One of the goals outlined in the Detroit NSI is to match distressed properties with non-profit organizations that will develop or renovate those properties.”This deal with Fannie Mae is a very important piece of the Detroit Land Bank’s larger strategy to stabilize neighborhoods through our auction program, demolition, and side lot sales,” said Kevin Simowski, executive director of the Detroit Land Bank Authority. “The Detroit Land Bank is working with multiple financial institutions on similar deals so we can address every vacant house in our target neighborhoods.”In a program similar to the Detroit NSI, Fannie Mae has partnered with the Cuyahoga Land Bank in Ohio since 2009 to help stabilize neighborhoods in Cleveland. That partnership has resulted in returning nearly 1,000 distressed properties back to productive use. Some of the properties were converted into bigger yards for neighbors, new homes, or community gardens. in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Fannie Mae to Sell Foreclosed Vacant Properties to Detroit Land Bank Brian Honea’s writing and editing career spans nearly two decades across many forms of media. He served as sports editor for two suburban newspaper chains in the DFW area and has freelanced for such publications as the Yahoo! Contributor Network, Dallas Home Improvement magazine, and the Dallas Morning News. He has written four non-fiction sports books, the latest of which, The Life of Coach Chuck Curtis, was published by the TCU Press in December 2014. A lifelong Texan, Brian received his master’s degree from Amberton University in Garland. Previous: Sentinel Field Services Welcomes New IT Manager Next: FHFA Announces Strategic Plan for GSE Conservatorship, Regulation of FHL Banks The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Detroit Land Bank Authority Fannie Mae Foreclosures Neighborhood Stabilization Vacancies 2014-11-24 Brian Honea The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe Tagged with: Detroit Land Bank Authority Fannie Mae Foreclosures Neighborhood Stabilization Vacancies About Author: Brian Honea Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Print This Post Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily
Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal DUP to meet PSNI Assistant Chief Constable over Castlederg parade 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ News Twitter Twitter Pinterest The DUP are due to meet Assistant Chief Constable George Hamilton later to discuss a republican march planned for Castlederg.There has been much controversy surrounding the parade, and just last week DUP Cllr Ruth Patterson was arrested over comments she made about the planned republican parade.Tyrone Volunteer’s Day parade will commemorate the county’s republican dead, including two IRA members killed by their own bomb in 1973 this weekend.The parade is backed by Sinn Féin.The Parades Commission has placed restrictions on the march and it has been re-routed to avoid a war memorial in the town.DUP minister Arlene Foster and MLA Tom Buchanan, have said they will be emphasising to PSNI Assistant Chief Constable George Hamilton the importance of adequately policing the parade. 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ Facebook WhatsApp By News Highland – August 6, 2013 Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Facebook WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleLetterkenny General Hospital re-schedules the opening of visiting hoursNext articleOld Fort Hotel in Greencastle extensively damaged in overnight blaze News Highland
Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Facebook Searches continuing of River Foyle today Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Previous articleMan charged with dangerous driving following 3 vehicle collision in BridgendNext articleTaoiseach gives ‘cast iron’ guarantee on A5 News Highland Searches are continuing this morning following reports that a man entered the River Foyle yesterday morning.It is believed that the 46 year-old entered the water yesterday just after 10 o’clock.The PSNI and Foyle Search and Rescue are conducting the searches, they say offers of help and support from the community are welcomed however, they ask that all search efforts are co-ordinated through Foyle Search and Rescue. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – October 14, 2017 Pinterest Google+