KCS-content Share Show Comments ▼ Thursday 2 September 2010 7:59 pm whatsapp Tags: NULL whatsapp Samsung’s first tablet computer will go on sale in two weeks, it said yesterday, joining the hunt to challenge Apple’s iPad.Global handset vendors and PC makers including Nokia, LG and Hewlett-Packard are moving into the new category of devices, between traditional PCs and smartphones, taking a cue from Apple.Dell said last month it was launching its new tablet device called the Dell Streak to US customers.Samsung declined to give the price of Galaxy Tab, saying it will depend on operator packages in different countries.The device is understood to be smaller than Apple’s 9.7 inch iPad. Analysts say price will be the key issue if Samsung is to compete. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Proof Samsung joins the queue of iPad killers
Share whatsapp KCS-content whatsapp Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.com Monday 14 March 2011 9:08 pm Tags: NULL ROBERT Tchenguiz will henceforth be known as Robert the Lionheart, after the billionaire property developer was spotted singing The Lion Sleeps Tonight from the film The Lion King in Selfridges.The sighting took place at 5.30pm on the evening of the now infamous yacht party at MIPIM in Cannes last Thursday, when a social contemporary of the brothers recognised Robert from their common haunts in Knightsbridge in the 1980s.While Vincent Tchenguiz made his excuses from the Cannes party – joking that like F Scott Fitzgerald’s hero Jay Gatsby he doesn’t show up at the parties he throws – his brother Robert was back in London, treating his son to a trip around the retailer’s toy department.“Talk about loud: he was singing “in the jungle, the mighty jungle” from The Lion King at the top of his voice over and over again,” said this column’s source, who added that the property mogul seemed to be “in a bit of a world of his own”.Robert Tchenguiz confirmed the sighting at the Oxford Street store to The Capitalist, although he took pains to make clear that he was singing the Lion King tune with his young son, inspired by the toy lions they were looking at.Whatever you say, Robert – sing when you’re winning, and all that.TOP OF THE WORLDBASIL Geoghegan, former investment banker with Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank, has earned a reputation for high achievement over his City career.But advising Anglo Irish Bank at the height of its crisis will seem like a walk in the park compared to his latest challenge: climbing Mount Everest to raise funds for the Forgotten Irish campaign for the Ireland Fund of Great Britain, of which Geoghegan is co-chairman. Taking advantage of a two-month window before he starts a new role at Citi, Geoghegan has started his training in earnest, involving giving up alcohol, sleeping in a hypoxic tent and climbing in the Alps three days a week (pictured right in training with his daughter Julia).Geoghegan, who has so far scaled Mount McKinley, Mont Blanc and Kilimanjaro, intends to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain in late May and says the feat is a “very personal challenge” to help a vulnerable group for whom every day is a challenge. To support his climb, see www.justgiving.com/BasilGeoghegan.SQUASH RACKETPROOF – as if any were needed – that the City is an insanely competitive place comes from Ernst & Young, which hired the world’s former number two player Peter Marshall just in time for the Square Mile’s largest squash tournament.Marshall (pictured above), who joined the auditing giant as a healthcare consultant in July last year, missed out on last year’s Square Mile Corporate Challenge, which runs alongside the pro event the ISS Canary Wharf Classic.But he was quickly drafted onto the team for this year’s tournament, where he helped Ernst & Young beat Barclays Capital to take a place in the semi-final against PricewaterhouseCoopers.Even though Marshall retired from professional squash in 2002, his racket skills should still be sharp enough to give the City’s finest players more than a run for their money – watch this space to see whether he can take Ernst & Young all the way to the grand final next Friday, where the firm will meet either Credit Suisse or the FSA. ROBERT THE LIONHEART SERENADES SELFRIDGES
Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Simo Dragicevic is the founder and CEO of BetBuddy – a specialist safer gambling platform built on behavioural identification and modification principles, acquired by Playtech in 2017. A veteran of the financial services industry with roles at Barclays and Accenture, he is also an external supervisor at City, University of London’s Research Centre for Machine Learning Ph.D programme. As of June 2019, Simo also serves as a board member of the Responsible Gambling Council.Forming the largest segment across the regulated igaming market, casino is a competitive and densely packed opportunity for operators.To an extent, casino as a vertical is a victim of its own success. The sheer scale and volume of slots available enables customers to hop from operator to operator in search of offers and bonuses.This and the high frequency of new titles released every month makes developing customer loyalty to any one slot a challenge for operators, says Simo Dragicevic, CEO of BetBuddy in an interview with iGB.“The industry is facing greater regulatory scrutiny, and further restrictions on advertising, marketing and bonusing will make it harder to attract players to certain games.The holy grail, Dragicevic says, is to take a low-spending audience, then grow average revenue per user (ARPU) using a strong content offering, while ensuring play remains sustainable with stringent consumer protection safeguards.In light of these challenges, Playtech has been working on a project to assess how different factors influence player engagement and revenue, undertaking a data-driven approach to model some of its most successful slots to understand, scientifically, what drives greater engagement and revenue. A scientific approachThe study focused on over 160 Playtech slots available on one established operator over a 2-month period, looking at some of their most successful titles such as Age of the Gods (AOTG), DC and sports (including Sporting Legends). Additionally, they included some of their TV/films themed slots and a large section of other individual slots.Dragicevic explains that Playtech used a multivariate regression analysis that controlled for 20 factors that influence slot revenues. With this, they analysed which factors correlated most strongly to slots revenue over this period for the operator. Dragicevic says: “These factors included theme, bonus spend, lobby position, time since launch, game math variables (including RTP and volatility) and whether the slots were also available on other verticals, such as live or sports.“The model controls for these factors so that we better isolate the specific correlation of one factor, keeping all other factors constant.”Overall, explains Dragicevic, the different models Playtech built using these factors could explain around 45% to 60% of slots revenue – in other words, what drives increased player spend across different slots.Some of the biggest correlations to revenue were, as Playtech expected, bonus spend and lobby positioning. Particular maths features, such as RTP and jackpot contribution amounts, also had strikingly important associations with revenue.Themed slots were correlated to higher ARPU, but with significant variation by theme. Dragicevic comments: “Generic themes, such as TV/film or sport, generally added little value compared to structured themed suites, such as AOTG or DC. The AOTG fantasy theme was the most significant revenue driver in terms of theme, associated with around double game player revenue when controlling for all other factors.”The analysis also showed that the AOTG suite was strongest in encouraging cross-vertical play. Playtech have developed cross-vertical offerings for the brand, allowing customers to not only play the slots, but also variants on traditional and live casino.Dragicevic continues, on the value of cross-vertical brands and play, saying: “When we examined slots revenue, the model suggested being a cross-vertical slot significantly drove higher slots revenue.“Therefore, a sizeable proportion of AOTG’s revenue for this operator over a two month period correlated to the fact that the brand was available on multiple verticals, attracting loyalty from higher value players who enjoy playing cross-vertical.”Around half of the revenue is being driven by other factors that Playtech couldn’t explicitly explain in the model. Dragicevic says: “We attribute this to a combination of factors that likely include other game features not included in the analysis. Other factors that will influence revenue include differentiating offerings on the operator platform, such as real-time in-game messaging, and past marketing investment in the game.“We also know that the reasons why different people choose a game will often be idiosyncratic or peer-based – inherently difficult to explain logically in this kind of scientific model!” Developing on learningsHaving a variety of slots themes and new content is important, however Playtech’s model suggests increasing slots choice alone won’t work, as players engage with specific offerings that they enjoy – and largely ignore the rest.Dragicevic says that offering Playtech’s suites across verticals such as casino, live, sports and bingo is a major attraction for customers, particularly higher-spend customers: “Our analysis suggests that slots themes that have built customer loyalty across verticals could be just as important as marketing, bonusing and game math, in producing suites of titles players love and return to play over time.“For example, we have launched a new Buffalo Blitz Live offering that is introducing new verticals and games to a long-term loyal customer base for the slots variant, and likewise, increasing awareness of a classic slots game that will appeal to live casino players.”Those operators that have themed brands will continue to succeed in player acquisition, Dragicevic says. “New branded content, exclusivity, and player rewards will continue to be important for some player segments. However, offering established brands across multiple verticals will drive significantly higher ARPUs for operators.“Coupled with the strongest safer gambling technology, such as Playtech’s BetBuddy platform and player interaction platforms, like engagement centre and gamification, we believe there is a clear strategy to succeed in an increasingly competitive and restrictive market.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 20th April 2020 | By Josephine Watson Having recently undertaken a large scale project to understand the factors that influence player engagement, Playtech speaks with iGB about its findings Tags: Online Gambling Email Address The science of slots Topics: Casino & games Marketing & affiliates Tech & innovation Casino & games
Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange under the Paper & Packaging sector has released it’s 2003 annual report.For more information about Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nation Media Group Limited (NMG.ug) 2003 annual report.Company ProfileNation Media Group (NMG) Limited operates as an independent media house in East and Central Africa. Through its subsidiaries, NMG publishes, prints and distributes a variety of newspapers, magazines and online publications as well as manages radio and television broadcasting operations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. It also provides courier and third-party printing services. Group publications include The EastAfrican, Daily Nation, Sunday Nation, Business Daily Africa, Daily Monitor, The Citizen, NMG Investor Briefing, Taifa Leo and Zuka. NMG owns a 76.5% stake in Monitor Publications Limited and 93.3% stake in KFM, a Kampala-based radio station in Uganda. It owns two television stations; NT Uganda and Spark TV and has a 60% stake in Mwananchi Communications Limited in Tanzania. In 2016, NMG commissioned a state-of-the-art printing press in Nairobi which has capacity to print 86 000 newspapers per hour. Nation Media Group Limited is listed on the Uganda Securities Exchange
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Photographs Photographs: Pablo Casals Aguirre Houses Year: Architects: GVAA Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Pablo Casals Aguirre+ 20Curated by Clara Ott Share “COPY” Area: 160 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project CopyHouses•Maitencillo, Chile “COPY” Lead Architects: La Divisa House / GVAASave this projectSaveLa Divisa House / GVAA 2016 Projects La Divisa House / GVAA ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920611/la-divisa-house-gvaa Clipboard Collaborators:Vanessa OrtegaStructure:Derek McCollConstruction:Raul HerreraCity:MaitencilloCountry:ChileMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreRecommended ProductsDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System – LINEAWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensDoorsGorter HatchesRoof Hatch – RHT AluminiumText description provided by the architects. The project is about a house located in Maitencillo, Chile. The plot is situated close to the most rural area of the town and far from the coastal edge, being a quiet place, isolated from the bustle and the summer collapse of the beach. The Coastal Mountain Range is the main surrounding view of the site and the sea panorama becomes a country backyard.Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreThe strategy is created from the orientation of the land and the specific position of the elements of the environment: The longitudinal development of the property is defined in the north-south direction, while the width, in the east-west direction.Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreSave this picture!Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreTo the north is the street of the neighborhood and a line of houses that look towards the site of the project, therefore as a first guideline it is decided to open the house to the south, giving the “back” Towards the street, dividing the project into two wings, through a corridor. The services areas are oriented to the north, while the bedrooms and living/dining room are to the south.Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreOpening the enclosures to the south involves some disadvantages and at the same time opportunities: An indirect and sifted light but at the same time colder spaces. Hence it is taken as a second guideline to use a northern skylight to go along with the corridor. This element is responsible for nourishing with natural light for a big part of the day and gradually heat the bedrooms for cold nights.Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreSave this picture!Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreThe management of the natural light and the control of the views define a façade proposal that gives the house on its most exposed face a continuous treatment through a wooden framework that opens in the patios corresponding to the bathrooms, letting enter the light but covering any direct view towards the interior of the enclosures.Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreThis house is designed according to a defined user: A married couple of older adults and their son with physical mobility problems, therefore the layout is developed on one level, lifting the house through a table of buried wooden piles in the sand. The difference between the levels was solved with a ramp in the access and another ramp to descend to the backyard. In this way, the approach of the house makes the physiognomy of the land coexist with a plant extended on its longest side.Save this picture!© Pablo Casals AguirreProject gallerySee allShow lessBlack Mirror: What Can it Teach us About the Future of Architecture?ArticlesWhite Arkitekter’s New Take on Traditional Swedish Cold BathhousesArchitecture News Share Felipe Giannini, Sergio Villarroel ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/920611/la-divisa-house-gvaa Clipboard Chile CopyAbout this officeGVAAOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesMaitencilloChilePublished on July 09, 2019Cite: “La Divisa House / GVAA” [Casa la divisa / GVAA] 09 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
Lead Architect: Architects: Marazzi Reinhardt Area Area of this architecture project Houses Save this picture!© Schaub Stierli Fotografen+ 32Curated by Paula Pintos Share Haus zum Pudel / Marazzi Reinhardt CopyAbout this officeMarazzi ReinhardtOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBeringenOn FacebookSwitzerlandPublished on May 31, 2021Cite: “Haus zum Pudel / Marazzi Reinhardt” 31 May 2021. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
The type of event people said they were most interested in participating in is something ‘fun’, with 41% ranking this top overall, compared to 30% favouring a ‘challenge’ and 9% a ‘race’.42% for example were interested in map-based virtual events, where participants run the distance of a famous course and have milestones flagged. On reasons to take part in map-based challenges, 44% said it sounded more fun than a normal virtual event, and 45% stated it was safer than a mass participation activity. More key findingsGiving remains stable: three months ago, 69% of those surveyed said they had donated to charity, & that total has stayed the same three months on.35% of people saying they felt more positive towards charities and the work they do, compared with 4% saying they felt less positive.40% of the public have not made any form of cash donation to charity since before the pandemic started. 26% want to use cash for donations going forward, with the majority (51%) choosing online as their preferred method.40% of the public have made donations online over the last three months.Direct donations via charity websites have risen from 40% during the initial lockdown to 48% during the last three months.This 8% rise in direct donations is nearly matched by a 7% rise in brand recall over the same period. Overall 78% of donors giving directly to a charity can remember the name of the organisation compared to only 63% using consumer giving platforms.Those who’ve given in the last three months are far more likely to give than those who haven’t, with 86% of recent donors likely to give again and 24% of those who haven’t given planning to donate soon.Commenting on the research, Chester Mojay-Sinclare, Enthuse Founder and CEO, said:“Charities have a lot to consider in their fundraising strategy as events begin to return. While the public wants to get involved and engaged with fundraising activities, they have mixed feelings about when and how to do so. Charities will need to find a balance to achieve communicating ‘having fun’ and ’staying safe’ to appeal to the broadest audience of supporters. As well as their events strategy, charities also need to start to think about a world focused around online donations. The pandemic has accelerated the shift away from hard cash to digital donations in all formats – this fundamental change should be at the heart of future fundraising strategies.” 512 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: fundraising events mass participation events research Insights into public’s feelings about restarting in-person events revealed About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Melanie May | 24 March 2021 | News With the government’s roadmap out of lockdown providing the opportunity to restart in-person fundraising events, a report from Enthuse has revealed insights into how the public may be feeling about these.Among the 1,015 people surveyed for the third edition of Enthuse’s quarterly Donor Pulse report, three quarters (73%) of respondents said they still had some concerns about taking part in mass participation events in the next three to six months. However, 45% said they were happy to take part in hybrid events, while just over half (52%) would be encouraged to take part if they could choose whether they did it virtually or in-person.Generally, the under 40s were the most interested in getting involved with events in the next six months, with 43% of 18–24 year olds and 45% of 25–39 year olds saying they were likely to get involved. This compares to 27% of 40-54 year olds, 13% of 55-64 year olds and 9% of 65-80 year olds. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis
October 27, 2020 Find out more Organisation Reports Reporters Without Borders wonders how much credence should be given to a claim by Eritrean ambassador to Israel Tesfamariam Tekeste Debbas, in a comment to journalists this week in Tel Aviv, that Dawit Isaac, a journalist who was arrested in 2001, is still alive.Isaac, who co-founded the independent newspaper Setit in 1997, was arrested on 23 September 2001 in the course of a round-up of journalists and government critics, and was last seen alive in detention in January 2010.Defending the arrest of Isaac, a holder of dual Swedish and Eritrean nationality, the Eritrean ambassador to Israel added: “When he comes and doesn’t follow the country’s laws, he must be punished.”Reporters Without Borders condemns the lack of information about Isaac’s fate and expects more from the Eritrean government than a casual aside from one of its ambassadors. Many questions remain unanswered.“We call on the government to produce solid evidence proving that Dawit Isaac really is alive and to allow humanitarian organizations, his family and his lawyers to visit him in prison,” said Prisca Orsonneau, who heads the Reporters Without Borders legal unit.“The ambassador is demonstrating appalling cynicism when he says Isaac broke the law because Isaac has never been taken before a judge. He should have been taken before a judge within a month of his arrest. All our legal petitions about this case have gone unanswered.”Orsonneau added: “No only has the Eritrean supreme court not ruled on the habeas corpus petition submitted in June 2011, but the Eritrean government has yet to respond to the petition accepted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights in March 2013.”The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights agreed to examine the Isaac case last March in response to a petition submitted by three jurists in February. Eritrea failed to comply with its obligation to respond by November 2013.“We call on the Eritrean authorities to respond to this petition and to release Isaac and all the other journalists that they are holding illegally,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Africa desk.Of the 11 journalists who were arrested in September 2011, Reporters Without Borders has established that at least seven of them have died in detention.Eritrea continued to be Africa’s biggest prison for journalists in 2013 with at least 28 detained. Eritrea has been ranked last in the Reporters Without Borders press freedom index for the past even years. EritreaAfrica News EritreaAfrica April 14, 2021 Find out more RSF urges Swedish judicial authorities to reverse Dawit Isaak decision RSF_en to go further Help by sharing this information January 30, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Call for proof of ambassador’s claim that journalist is still alive News Follow the news on Eritrea Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case Receive email alerts News Prisoner of Conscience Since 2001 – Why has Sweden not managed to bring Dawit Isaak home? January 13, 2021 Find out more
NewsdREA in running for Electric PicnicBy Eric Fitzgerald – July 3, 2014 727 Advertisement LIMERICK artist dREA (Damien Drea) is in a long list of hopefuls competing to play at Electric Picnic 2014. The musician is one of 30 acts in the final stages of 2fm’s Play The Picnic with Oxfam. A shortlist of 10 contestants will be announced on Thursday July 9, all of which will play the 2fm Oxfam Stage at the festival which runs from Friday August 29. The overall winner will be added to the line-up for the Cosby Stage.dREA has entered the competition with his song ‘Animal’ from his new album ‘Bravest of All’. If you would like to lend your vote to dREA then log on to http://www.rte.ie/2fm/competitions/2014/0610/622814-play-the-picnic/Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Twitter Facebook Email Linkedin WhatsApp Previous articleOur Nation’s Sons reach to the skyNext articleFive Limerick families lose homes in single day Eric Fitzgeraldhttp://www.limerickpost.ieEric writes for the Entertainment Pages of Limerick Post Newspaper and edits the music blog www.musiclimerick.com where you can watch and listen to music happening in the city and beyond. Print