“Covid-19 created unprecedented challenging conditions for our businesses and the industries we serve,” McGuire said. We continue to take the necessary actions to safeguard the Group and to progress our strategic agenda. As it sold the Global Tote business during the year, wagering at venues made up most of the continuing Sportech business’ revenue, down 36.0%. Regions: UK & Ireland US Food and beverage sales at those venues brought in an additional £1.5m, down 66.5%. 1st April 2021 | By Daniel O’Boyle “Despite the challenging global environment, our performance in 2020 was better than initially forecast in March 2020, with Sportech delivering on key 2020 performance metrics, namely cash generation from operational activities, effective capex management, and delivery of a more efficient lower operational cost base going forward, resulting in only a modest cash outflow since the outbreak of COVID-19.” Sportech revenue down in 2020 following Global Tote sale Lamont has confirmed his intention to launch betting and igaming in his State of the State address in January, but current plans involve the state’s two tribal operators: the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe and the Mohegan Tribe. Email Address It incurred a further £557,000 in finance costs for a £10.6m pre-tax loss. After a £297,000 tax benefit, Sportech’s overall loss from continuing operations was £10.3m, 41.7% less than the same segments lost in 2019. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter After marketing and distribution costs of £319,000, down 62.0%, Sportech was left with £10.2m, 41.7% less than in 2019. In addition, the operator’s Global Tote business, which was sold to BetMakers, and its Bump 50:50 business, which was sold to Canadian Banknote, made a combined £2.6m loss after recording revenue of £25.7m. Sportech paid £9.4m in costs of sales, for gross profit of £10.5m, down 42.6%. Sportech brought in revenue of £20.0m ($27.5m/€23.4m) and made a £12.8m loss, after selling both its Global Tote business and the Bump 50:50 lottery brand in 2020. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Following share options, depreciation, amortisation and impairment, Sportech’s operatingloss was £10.0m. Topics: Uncategorized The business made £2.9m from its lottery business, down 43.3% year-on-year. Tags: Sportech BetMakers Sportech chief executive Richard McGuire said it was an extremely difficult year for the business because of the impact of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but noted that it performed better than its March expectations. When these segments are accounted for, Sportech made a final loss of £12.8m, which was 11.7% less than 2019’s loss. The business’ revenue was down 40.6% when compared to the same segments in 2019. The business then paid a further £12.3m in operating costs and £261,000 in investments for an adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) loss of £2.3m. Uncategorized McGuire added that the business was currently engaging with the Governor of Connecticut, Ned Lamont, following statements “that appear to deny Sportech equal rights to a Connecticut State Sports Betting licence” as the state looks to expand its sports betting offering. “In line with this, the Group took steps to generate tangible investor returns by exiting certain businesses and assets, advancing the sale of the racing and digital division’s Global Tote business to BetMakers, the sale of the Bump 50:50 raffle business to Canadian Bank Note, and the disposal of a freehold property in Connecticut.
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Twitter Vintage fever: Fort Worth residents and vintage connoisseurs talk about their passion for thrifting Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Molly Jenkins Molly Jenkins is the Associate Editor of the Skiff. She is a junior journalism major and nutrition minor from Portland, Oregon. The thing she misses the most from Oregon are Por Que No?’s Tacos. Facebook Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ printNow that pumpkin season has ended, the patches are getting ready for next year. In this sneak peek for this year’s second issue of IMAGE Magazine, find out where you should visit next year. The next edition of IMAGE Magazine will be released on Nov. 24.Following Halloween and pumpkin season, the question is finally answered: what were some of the best pumpkin patches?I checked out the local patches and got the inside scoop on some of the best places to visit.If you like simple outings at a festive pumpkin patch, Hall’s Pumpkin Patch was the place to visit.Hall’s is located about 35 minutes from TCU in Grapevine. The patch was free to visit and included festive pumpkin displays. The patch also offered hayrides for three dollars and a corn maze for five dollars. Also, a variety of seasonal snacks and beverages were available for purchase.Storybook Ranch Pumpkin Patch is a great patch for kids.Storybook Ranch is located about an hour away from TCU in McKinney. The patch was free to enter. It did cost $15 for children to participate in activities. You could easily spend a day at Storybook Ranch seeing the petting zoo, exploring the corn maze, jumping in the bounce house, riding ponies, picking out a pumpkin and more.Pumpkins on the Prairie was the patch to visit for a family-oriented pumpkin patch, or just a short visit with friends to pick out the perfect pumpkin.Pumpkins on the Prairie is located about an hour away from TCU in Frisco at the Grace Avenue United Methodist Church. The patch offered a mini corn maze for children, snacks, a pumpkin launcher, and other varied activities at scheduled times. This patch also has the best pumpkin selection.So when you’re looking for the best pumpkin patch next year, grab your pumpkin spiced latte and head over to whatever patch fits your ideal experience. Any of these patches are sure to put you in a festive fall mood and, most importantly, guarantee you find the perfect pumpkin. + posts Opinion: Why Beto O’Rourke’s campaign will end like Hillary Clinton’s People visit Pumpkins on the Prairie to pick out the best pumpkin. Molly Jenkinshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/molly-jenkins/ Linkedin Opinion: Why we should focus on America’s educational system Opinion: We need to stop defining politicians simply on their public speaking Opinion: my thoughts after the Stoneman Douglas school shooting Facebook Twitter Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt Previous articlePaschal senior commits to play baseball at TCUNext articleWomen’s basketball dominates season opener, defeats Sam Houston State Molly Jenkins RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Return of the disco: Latest fashion trends mirror the 1970s Image Magazine: Spring 2021
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Follow the news on Kazakhstan News RSF_en Organisation On the same issue, read our latest publication on Wefightcensorship.org: “Zhanaozen: How a censored event was used as grounds for censorship”—-04.12.2012 – Opposition newspapers convicted before court rules on caseReporters Without Borders condemns the unprecedented pressure being put on the independent and opposition media in Kazakhstan. The two main opposition newspapers, Golos Respubliki and Vzglyad, were forced to halt publication a matter of days after the prosecutor-general’s office announced it had asked an Almaty court to ban a number of independent and opposition national news outlets, and before any ruling had been made on the substance of the case. “The Kazakh justice authorities have acted in contempt of all laws in an unwarranted display of cynicism,” the press freedom organization said. “The closure of the newspapers prior to a court verdict amounts to a de facto conviction, yet they have not been given a chance to defend themselves.“Such a move, the first time it has been done in Kazakhstan, stems from a distortion of the law that is all the more shocking since the laws themselves are tailor-made by Parliament. From the outset, the proceedings have been marked by so many irregularities and inconsistencies that the fairness of the decision is highly questionable.“The immediate seizure of all reprints from the banned newspapers and raids on their premises rounded off an organized campaign to stifle critical voices in Kazakhstan. News Kazakh reporter accuses police of attacking her “As the personality cult around President Nursultan Nazarbayev grows apace, we renew our appeal to the international community to make clear to the government in Astana that such abuses are unacceptable. The rapid turn of events in recent weeks is a demonstration, if one were needed, that urgent action is required. Civil society in Kazakhstan needs support more than ever.” Instant censorship The prosecutor-general’s office announced on 21 November that it had asked an Almaty court to recognize the “extremist” nature of the two main opposition parties and the main independent and opposition media organizations in the country. On the same day, the court ordered the precautionary suspension of the newspaper Golos Respubliki. On 27 November, Vzglyad was told the same thing. The two newspapers were ordered to halt all printing and distribution. They announced they would turn themselves into online outlets, despite the fact that their websites and social network accounts were included in the prosecutor-general’s order. Harassment of banned newspapers and those reprinting their stories On November 28, representatives of the department for executing court decisions carried out a violent raid on the premises of the two newspapers. The lawyer for Golos Respubliki, Sergei Utkin, reported that he was pushed violently by bailiffs who entered the editorial offices. According to the editor of Vzglyad, Igor Vinyavsky, who was jailed for nearly two months early this year, the bailiffs forced open the door and threatened staff, ordering them to hand over the latest edition of the newspaper. The court officials also tried to seize a collection of stories with a print run of 99 copies, published under the title Ne Vzglyad (“This is not Vzglyad”). Under Kazakh law, a publication that prints fewer than 100 copies does not need to register with the authorities. However, most copies of Ne Vzglyad were seized by the police when they went on sale in the street.Similarly, the 30 November edition of the opposition newspaper Azat, which reprinted some stories from Golos Respubliki, was withdrawn from sale. Justice denied The preliminary hearings, on 27 November for Golos Respubliki and 30 November for Vzglyad, were a public spectacle of a justice system that is prepared to resort to any irregularities to force through the bans on the two newspapers. The court did not acknowledge the fact that the trial was based on the conviction of a third person (Vladimir Kozlov, the leader of the Alga party), or the fact that the prosecution grouped eight titles together under the generic name Respublika, or the fact that a media organization is not a legal entity under Kazakh law. A request by defence lawyers to subpoena the owners of the newspapers, not the titles themselves, was rejected. The Golos Respubliki trial is due to resume on 6 December and the Vzglyad case on 14 December. The persecution of the independent media and the bias of the justice system are just a few signs of the ultra-authoritarian morass into which Kazakhstan is sinking. With great fanfare, the country celebrated a new festival on 1 December: First President’s Day. Nursultan Nazarbayev, a predator of freedom of information who has been in power since Kazakhstan’s independence in 1991, was hailed throughout the country with cries of “One country! One destiny! One leader!”——-You can read Respublika, Vzglyad and Ne Vzglyad on Facebook.——-(Picture: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev – credit Viktor Drachev / AFP) January 15, 2021 Find out more Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections Kazakhstan’s leading opposition media have all been banned as “extremist” in the past month in response to a request by the prosecutor-general’s office (see below).“This unprecedented blow to pluralism is the result of an outrageous misuse of the Kazakh justice system,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Reduced to a tool of repression, the courts no longer even try to maintain appearances, flouting defence rights, holding summary hearings and violating procedure.“President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s administration is in the process of completing its transformation into an extremely authoritarian regime. This calls for a strong response from the international community.”To help circumvent this censorship Reporters Without Borders has created mirror sites for each of the following banned media and urges as many people as possible to create similar mirror sites:- Respublika: http://respublika-kz.rsf.org/. Download the site archive- Vzglyad: http://vzglyad.rsf.org/. Download the site archive- Stan TV: http://stan.rsf.org/. Download the site archive- K+: http://kplus-tv.rsf.org/. Download the site archive Leading opposition media banned A court in the business capital of Almaty issued an order on 25 December banning the eight different versions that the newspaper Respublika had been forced to create over time to avoid the consequences of legal proceedings. They included Golos Respubliki (Voice of the Republic), Respublika-Delovoye Obozrenye (Republic-Business Magazine) and Vsya Respublika (Entire Republic).The prohibition also applied to the 23 websites and online social network accounts that carried these newspapers’ content.The order was the latest in a series of prohibitions on national opposition media issued in recent weeks. The Stan TV news website was banned in Kazakhstan by an Almaty court on 4 December. The satellite TV station K+ was banned on 6 December and the newspaper Vzglyad was banned on 20 December. All of these media have said they will appeal. The bans were issued in the course of sham legal proceedings in which the prosecution did not even try to produce any evidence of the “extremist” nature of these media. The judicial authorities claim that this was demonstrated during the trial of Vladimir Kozlov, the head of the opposition party Alga, who was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison on appeal in November. But, paradoxically, none of these media was ever invited to take part in this trial.In another arbitrary decision, a court ruled that all of the newspapers containing the word “Respublika” constituted a single news outlet although each of the newspapers is in fact legally distinct, with different owners and managements. Kafkaesque ploy After another opposition news website, Guljan.org, was suspended for three months on 5 December, its editor, Guljan Yergaliyeva, tried to launch a newspaper called ADAM Reader’s instead but was blocked by the culture and information ministry’s Kafkaesque manoeuvring.On 20 December, on the eve of the printing of the first issue, Yergaliyeva was told that her new publication had been “cancelled” because she had forgotten to cancel the licence of the newspaper she had published under the same name from 2009 to 2022, In fact, under Kazakh law, the licence would have lapsed automatically after three months without an issue being published. 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Mathew Imaging/Contributor/FilmMagic for Academy of Television Arts and Sciences(NEW YORK CITY) — A New York woman has claimed that former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw gave her an unwanted “French kiss” some 50 years ago.Freelance writer Mary Reinholz wrote in an essay for the weekly Manhattan paper The Villager that she decided to come forward after reading the “disparaging remarks” Brokaw made about Linda Vester, another woman who alleged untoward conduct by the legendary newsman.The national #MeToo movement against sexual assault and harassment “ignited vivid memories for this aging freelance scribe,” Reinholz, 80, wrote in her column published Monday.“I recalled getting hit on by several powerful men in the news business during my 1960s young adulthood, among them NBC heavyweight Tom Brokaw,” she wrote. Reinholz is the third woman in recent days who has alleged that Brokaw made inappropriate romantic advances.Brokaw hasn’t yet responded directly to the allegation by Reinholz. Reached by phone at his New York home today, the 78-year-old Brokaw declined to answer questions from ABC News.Brokaw has denied previous allegations. In a statement, the long-married newsman described Vester as a “character assassin” whose interviews with The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and Washington Post ambushed him like a “drive-by shooting.”Another woman, who spoke to the Washington Post on the condition of anonymity, also alleged that Brokaw also acted inappropriately toward her in the 1990s, when she was a young production assistant at NBC and Brokaw was the Peacock network’s chief anchor.The allegations against Brokaw come about five months after NBC fired “Today” show host Matt Lauer for “inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace.” In her article, Reinholz recalled an “uncomfortable” encounter with Brokaw she says occurred in the 1960s when Brokaw was in his late twenties and a news anchor at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles.She said she called Brokaw to thank him for getting her information from a Los Angeles Police Department report for a news story she was working on and “somehow it came to pass that we decided to meet at my Laurel Canyon cottage on a weekend afternoon.“We talked and then, abruptly, he was embracing me and giving me a French kiss,” Reinholz wrote. “I pulled away, reminding him that he was married and a tryst was out of the question. He said, ‘Yes, it would be unfair to Meredith,’ meaning his wife.”She wanted to “stay friendly” with Brokaw and even “called him a couple of times for one reason or another,” but never had another face-to-face meeting with him.“I had been married but I wasn’t interested in Brokaw as a sex partner and the situation made me uncomfortable,” Reinholz wrote. In an email today, Reinholz told ABC News that she has not heard from Brokaw since her column was published and was “remiss in not attempting to contact him while revising an assigned ‘personal column’ on a #MeToo movement event.”Vester, 52, a former NBC News correspondent, claims that on two occasions in the 1990s Brokaw attempted to kiss her, once after showing up at her New York hotel room uninvited. She also described an incident in which Brokaw once grabbed her from behind in front of colleagues in a work setting and proceeded to “tickle me up and down my waist.”Brokaw maintains that Vester initiated the New York hotel room meeting she describes. “I should not have gone but I emphatically did not verbally and physically attack her and suggest an affair in language right out of pulp fiction,” Brokaw wrote in a statement to NBC colleagues after Vester’s allegations.“I deeply resent the pain and anger she inflicted on my wife, daughters and granddaughters,” Brokaw continued. “I am proud of who I am as a husband, father, grandfather, journalist and citizen. Vester, the Washington Post and Variety cannot diminish that. But in this one woman piece of sensational claims they are trying.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.