Megaways games have taken the market by storm since being launched in 2016, the real step change coming two years later when Big Time Gaming started licensing the underlying mechanic to other developers. Ken Muir tracks the growth via games launches and the licensee roll-out and also looks at how titles built on the mechanic have grown their market share on operator lobby pagesBig Time Gaming (BTG) launched the innovative new format of Megaways casino slot in 2016 with Bonanza.A random reel modifier system which sees a totally different range of symbols produced across each spin, the mechanic allowed players to experience a totally different game with every spin.The huge success of Megaway games such as Bonanza and Extra Chilli added a new dimension to the real-money slots market.BTG’s next significant step was to license the mechanic to other developers, Blueprint becoming the first to launch in April 2018, followed a year later by Red Tiger and Storm Gaming.Since then a growing number of suppliers have launched games based on the Megaways mechanic.Growth in Megaways games The graphic below shows the growth of Megaways games.The colours denote the suppliers who have licensed the mechanic since 2016, with the size of their bar reflective of the number of titles they have launched in each quarter.There has been a marked increase in game launches as well as an increase in game suppliers since 2016. 25th June 2020 | By Stephen Carter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Casino & games Slots AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Casino & games Tags: Online Gambling Slot Machines Megaways games have taken the market by storm since being launched in 2016, the real step change coming two years later when Big Time Gaming started licensing the underlying mechanic to other developers. Ken Muir tracks the growth via games launches and the licensee roll-out and also looks at how titles built on the mechanic have grown their market share on operator lobby pages iGaming Tracker: Megaways Megaclusters In June 2020 BTG launched a new trademarked mechanic, Megaclusters, launching Star Clusters in June 2020 for an initial exclusive period to Flutter-owned sites.We will be watching closely to see if it can emulate the success of Megaways and if the mechanic is then licensed out to other suppliers. All data from iGaming Tracker – how it works iGaming Tracker tracks hundreds of casino sites worldwide every day. From this data it can ascertain which games are on which sites and where they are positioned on the pages. It can also measure the market share of casino games suppliers by percentage of “real estate” on casino sites at any given date. For more information visit www.igamingtracker.com or email [email protected] Share of Megaways games vs other slots/jackpot games The visualisation below shows the share of slots vs Megaways games in H1 2019 vs H1 2020. The sample is of nearly 500 sites worldwide, looking at the main landing lobbies of the sites only.Many of the sites will not offer Megaways slots, however the graphic clearly illustrates that the share of Megaways-based games has increased substantially, almost doubled, when compared with other slots/jackpots. Content share – Big Time Gaming and Blueprint still dominate The graphic below shows the content share of Megaways titles in the 12 months to June 2020. Content share is calculated as the proportion of aggregated daily positions of Megaways games.With a sample size of over 300 sites you can see from the visualisation that the majority of content of Megaways games are produced by BTG and Blueprint. The launch frequency of Megaways games has meant there has been steady increase in the volume of games available to customers.The graphic below shows how the volume of games has increased over time as more titles are launched each quarter, again broken down by supplier. Email Address
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GUARAN.ng) 2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileGuaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) is a leading financial services institution in Nigeria with business operations in Cote D’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and the United Kingdom. The company provides banking products and services for the retail, commercial and corporate banking sectors. GTBank has received numerous accolades in recognition of excellent service, delivery, innovation, corporate social responsibility and good corporate governance include ‘The Best Banking Group by World Finance Magazine’ and ‘The Most Innovative African Bank by The African Banker Magazine’ in 2016/2017. GTBank’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guaranty Trust Bank is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
MEMBERS of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation and SIPTU staged a second four-hour work stoppage this Wednesday after talks to resolve the issues which they are protesting broke down at the Labour Relations Commission. And a warning has been issued that further stoppages are a possibility. Said Mary Foley, INMO Industrial relations officer: “No agreement was reached following five hours of talks at the Labour Relations Commission on Tuesday.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “From the outset at the LRC, management acknowledged the sincerity of all the issues raised by nurses. “However, due to the moratorium on recruitment and the huge financial deficit which the hospital finds itself in, local HSE management were not in a position to immediately address, even on an interim basis for a period of five to six weeks, the patient safety concerns of our members.“This, at a very minimum, would have enabled the hospital to commence addressing many internal systems issues that are long overdue”.This is the second time that staff at the emergency department (ED) have downed tools to highlight what they describe as “dangerous” overcrowding at the department, making it impossible for staff to deliver satisfactory standards of patient care.The stoppage on Wednesday began at 8.30am. “This is due to the inability of the Minister for Health and the HSE to address the patient safety concerns of members. Nurses at the hospital continue to voice their concerns regarding gross overcrowding and the consequent negative effect this is having on delivery of a satisfactory standard of nursing care in the ED and throughout the hospital,” a statement on behalf of the INMO said.As nurses worked without pay inside to supply emergency cover while their colleagues stood on the picket line, a few members of the public joined the picket. and Ms Fogarty said that nurses want to see more people turning out to support them.“This is their hospital and if they want a safe emergency department, we would urge members of the public and community groups to come out,” she said, adding that further stoppages are “a possibility”.There was no statement available from the HSE at time of going to press.Meanwhile, Health Minister James Reilly, said he expects to receive a report from the special delivery unit on problems on delays at the Mid-West Regional Hospital by the end of this week. Facebook Advertisement Linkedin Twitter Print Previous articleCharged with threatening to kill mother of threeNext articleFixtures week ending 2/10/11 admin NewsLocal NewsFurther hospital stoppages likelyBy admin – September 29, 2011 537 Email WhatsApp
WhatsApp Twitter Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Sweet Pea, an adolescent cat, is in desperate need of a forever home. Sweet Pea is friendly with other cats, enjoys lap time and loves to be petted. Sweet Pea has been fully vetted. To adopt Sweat Pea or one of the many other pets at the Odessa Animal Control, stop by 910 W. 42nd St., or call 368-3526. If Sweet Pea has been adopted, there are many other pets that need good homes. Adoptions are free for veterans with proof of service. PET OF THE WEEK: Sweet Pea Pinterest Pinterest TAGS WhatsApp Local News Facebook Facebook Previous articleWallace Dunn and Mary Lou AndersonNext articleFomentando empatía a través de la tecnología Digital AIM Web Support
News Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Twitter By News Highland – March 19, 2013 Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal A Derry Councillor has called on those involved in attacking buses in the Galliagh area of Derry to stop immediately.Over the past ten days there have been a number of attacks on buses which resulted in Translink withdrawing its service in the Galliagh area for a time over the weekend.Windows of buses have been broken while a young girl was injured in an attack on Saturday evening.Councillor Tony Hassan says a small group of youths are responsible and has called on their parents to intervene:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Tony-busses.mp3[/podcast] Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Derry Councillor asks those behind bus attacks to stop Previous articlePublic meeting against Croke Park proposals to be held in Letterkenny this TuesdayNext articleMan dies after falling off rocks at Mullaghmore head News Highland Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire
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News UpdatesCorporate Contributions Towards CM Relief Funds/ State Relief Funds For COVID-19 Do Not Qualify As CSR Expenditure, Clarifies MCA [Read FAQs] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 April 2020 7:07 AMShare This – xThe Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs on Friday clarified that contributions made to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund or State Relief Fund for COVID-19 do not qualify as admissible CSR expenditure under the Companies Act, as they do not find mention in Schedule VII of the Act. “spending CSR funds for COVID-19 related activities shall qualify as CSR expenditure. It is…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs on Friday clarified that contributions made to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund or State Relief Fund for COVID-19 do not qualify as admissible CSR expenditure under the Companies Act, as they do not find mention in Schedule VII of the Act. “spending CSR funds for COVID-19 related activities shall qualify as CSR expenditure. It is further clarified that funds may be spent for various activities related to COVID-19 under items nos. (i) and (xii) of Schedule VII relating to promotion of health care including preventive health care and sanitation, and disaster management,” the Ministry said. The clarification has been issued pursuant to the Ministry receiving several representations from various stakeholders seeking clarifications on eligibility of CSR expenditure related to COVID-19 activities. Released in a FAQ format, the clarification further provides, Contributions made to the PM CARES Fund shall qualify as CSR expenditure under item no (viii) of Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013. Similarly, it has been intimated that contributions made to the State Disaster Management Authority to combat COVID-19 also qualify as CSR expenditure under item no (xii) of Schedule VII of the 2013. Inter alia, the Ministry stated that payment of salary/ wages to employees and workers during the lockdown period is a “moral obligation” of the employers, as they have no alternative source of employment or livelihood during this period. Thus, payment of salary/ wages to employees and workers during the lockdown period (including imposition of other social distancing requirements) shall not qualify as admissible CSR expenditure. “Payment of wages to temporary or casual or daily wage workers during the lockdown period is part of the moral/ humanitarian/ contractual obligations of the company and is applicable to all companies irrespective of whether they have any legal obligation for CSR contribution under section 135 of the Companies Act 2013. Hence, payment of wages to temporary or casual or daily wage workers during the lockdown period shall not count towards CSR expenditure,” the government said. However it is clarified that subject to an explicit declaration by the Board of the company and due certification by the statutory auditor, if any ex-gratia payment is made to temporary / casual workers/ daily wage workers over and above the disbursement of wages, specifically for the purpose of fighting COVID 19, the same shall be admissible towards CSR expenditure as a onetime exception. Read FAQs Next Story
News UpdatesJamia Violence: Blinded & Injured Students Urge Delhi HC To Direct Payment Of Compensation Karan Tripathi5 Aug 2020 7:21 AMShare This – xThe Delhi High Court on Wednesday continued the hearing in a batch of petitions pertaining to alleged police atrocities in the campus of Jamia Milia Islamia in December 2019 in the wake of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act 2019.Advocate Siddharth Seem, appearing for Mohammed Minhajauddin, an LLM student who was blinded in one eye allegedly during the police crackdown, sought…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Delhi High Court on Wednesday continued the hearing in a batch of petitions pertaining to alleged police atrocities in the campus of Jamia Milia Islamia in December 2019 in the wake of protests against Citizenship Amendment Act 2019.Advocate Siddharth Seem, appearing for Mohammed Minhajauddin, an LLM student who was blinded in one eye allegedly during the police crackdown, sought exemplary compensation for his client.He read out the testimony of the student: Police were dragging students out of the toilets in order to beat them. He received blows on his head and his left eye. Police refused to assist the person whose eye was bleeding.”This shows the complete apathy of the police. They’re supposed to protect fundamental rights, not to attack the eyes of a person’, Seem submitted before a division bench comprising Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan.He submitted that Minhajauddin was a bright law student from a small village in Bihar who now lost his vision due to unnecessary police brutality.Even though no compensation can be befitting for the loss incurred by the Petitioner, a sum of at least ₹5 crore should be granted, he submitted.He submitted that his client was not part of any protests, and was studying in the library when the police attack took place.Advocate Sneha Mukherjee appeared in a connected matter seeking compensation for students who suffered leg fractures after the police action.’Police illegally entered the library and harassed students who had no connection with the protest. CCTV footage from the library corroborates the claim of the Petitioners”, she submitted.Additional Solicitor General, Aman Lekhi, refuted the arguments of the petitioners and said that the petitions were not maintainable.He said that the petitioners were under a false impression that police carried out brutal attacks against innocent students. He argued against interference by the High Court at this stage when chargesheets have already been submitted before the trial court.As the ASG sought another date for completing his arguments, the court decided to adjourn the matter till August 14.The Court commenced elaborate hearing in the petitions related to Jamia violence yesterday.Read the reports about yesterday’s hearing :Jamia Violence: ‘Purpose Of Police Attack Was To Threaten Students To Never Participate In Anti-CAA Protests’, Submits Sr Adv Gonslaves In Delhi HC Jamia Violence: ‘Police Cannot Become A Judge In Its Own Cause’, Sr Adv Khurhsid Urges Delhi HC To Order Independent ProbeJamia Violence: Police Acted With Sheer Vindictiveness Against Students, Submits Sr Adv Jaising In Delhi HC Next Story
Beaudette Family(MALIBU, Calif.) — A man mysteriously shot dead while camping with his two young daughters was a “selfless” and “generous” father who was married to his high school sweetheart, his family said.Tristan Beaudette, 35, was gunned down at about 4:45 a.m. Friday at Malibu Creek State Park in Southern California, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office and Department Medical Examiner said. No one else was injured, the sheriff’s office said.Beaudette died in front of his 2-year-old and 4-year-old daughters inside their tent, according to ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV. His wife wasn’t on the camping trip because she was studying for an exam, KABC reported.Now, his family is “heartbroken.”“The grief and trauma this loss has caused our close-knit family is indescribable,” Beaudette’s family said in a statement.“Tristan was universally admired by his friends and family. A scientist who loved cooking and microbrews, Tristan was happiest out in nature, and spent every chance he could hiking, biking, snowboarding, and camping with his family,” the family said.“Married to his high-school sweetheart, Tristan was a supportive and generous husband, a full partner in every sense of the word,” the family said. “His selfless devotion to his children came naturally, and Tristan found true joy in all aspects of being a father.”But the beloved father’s death remains a mystery.No arrests have been made and there’s no known motive, the sheriff’s office said. Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.“We are grateful for the overwhelming outpouring of support we have received in the wake of our loss,” Beaudette’s family added. “Knowing that Tristan’s deep kindness touched so many people is a comfort during this extremely difficult time. Tristan is and always will be a part of our family.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
ABC News(NEW YORK) — A multiday heat wave that brought a heat index reading of 112 degrees to Chicago on Saturday will reach its peak in the Northeast on Sunday.Temperatures were in the 90s from Chicago to New York City on Saturday, including a high of 96 degrees in Newark, New Jersey; 95 degrees in Philadelphia; and 93 degrees in Central Park.A true signature of a heat wave is the little relief provided at night. The heat index at 4 a.m. local time in New York City was 83 degrees, while it was 84 degrees in Chicago at 3 a.m. Excessive heat warnings, watches and advisories have been issued for much of the Midwest and most of the Northeast, including Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; New York City; and Hartford, Connecticut.Temperatures will be a touch cooler in the Midwest, but heat index levels will still hover around 100 degrees from Texas to Michigan. The peak of this round of heat arrives in the Northeast, with all of the region’s major cities forecast to be at or near 100 degrees Sunday afternoon. Heat index levels will rise into the 100s, with localized heat index levels from Albany, New York, to Hartford, Connecticut, over 105 degrees.New York City is forecast to hit 98 degrees on Sunday. The last time the temperature in the city hit 100 degrees was in 2012.Heat index levels will likely hover in the 80s again Sunday night.The heat is locked in place for the Northeast. Temperatures will stay in the 90s for much of the Northeast through July 4 and likely Thursday or even Friday. If the Northeast does not dip below 90 degrees through Friday, some locations — including New York City; Albany, New York; Philadelphia; and Washington, D.C. — could enter record territory for length of a heat wave.On July 4, heat will overtake a majority of the eastern U.S. with triple-digit heat index values across the entire central U.S. and heat index values in the upper 90s across the East Coast.Long-term forecasts show that a brief cool-down will happen by Saturday; however, there are even stronger signals that widespread summer heat will quickly move in again as we head toward the middle of July.Midwest stormsStorms are still moving through parts of the Midwest on Sunday morning, with additional flash flooding possible.Slow-moving thunderstorms in the Midwest brought torrential rain to central Iowa on Saturday night, including 7.3 inches of rain in just a few hours, causing massive flash flooding in Des Moines, Iowa.More storms will fire up Sunday afternoon from Illinois to Michigan — including Chicago and Milwaukee — with damaging winds, large hail and brief tornadoes possible.Locally, 2 to 4 inches of rain is possible from northern Iowa to Wisconsin, with any slow-moving storm capable of bringing flash flooding.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Questions may be addressed to:Dr. Robert Grisso, Search Committee Chair155 Ag Quad Lane, Virginia TechBlacksburg, VA 24061 USAPhone: 540-231-1980Email: [email protected] Virginia TechVirginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed toteaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealthof Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of UtProsim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated toInclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, andexcellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice thePrinciples of Community, which are fundamental to our on-goingefforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a communitythat nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. VirginiaTech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join ourcommunity in preparing leaders for the world.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodationplease contact the hiring department.Advertised: December 9, 2019Applications close: Job DescriptionThe Department of Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) at VirginiaTech is resuming and extending their search for a Building Manager.The Building Manager is responsible for overall facilitiesmanagement and development in Human and Agricultural BiosciencesBuilding 1 (HABB1), a research-intensive building that housesresearch programs of the Biological Systems Engineering (BSE) andFood Science and Technology (FST) departments. Research activitiesrange from nanoscale to pilot scale and focus on food, energy,water, and health systems.Some of the major responsibilities of the HABB1 Building Managerinclude performing preventive maintenance of pilot plant/laboratoryspecific systems, such as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing;managing shared equipment, e.g., fume hoods and autoclaves;maintaining service records and scheduling maintenance withequipment vendors as needed; providing technical assistance tofaculty and students conducting projects in pilot labs; interfacingand working with VT Facilities to maintain building functions;interacting with external entities, e.g., companies and agencieswith interest in using pilot facilities; and supporting developmentof collaborations with non-VT users. Willingness to participate infurther training to improve skills and understanding of newtechnologies is a plus.Required QualificationsB.S. degree in Agricultural Engineering, Biological SystemsEngineering, Chemical Engineering, Food Engineering, MechanicalEngineering, Biotechnology, or related technical field andsignificant professional experience or training directly related tothe position; or M.S. degree in a field listed above. Experiencewith the operation, repair, and maintenance of laboratory andbuilding system equipment; knowledge of laboratory safety.Preferred QualificationsWorking knowledge of and experience with mechanical, electrical(both low and high voltage), and plumbing concepts and systems;Working knowledge of pilot equipment; Experience working withnon-university clients and collaborators, e.g., industry andgovernment; Understanding the operations of commercial andresidential refrigeration systems; Diagnosing malfunctions anddefects in equipment, repair skills for what is appropriate toaccomplish in-house; Reading blueprints, equipment specifications,and electrical and electronic schematics; Operating tools, repairequipment, gauges and other testing equipment particularly forrefrigeration systems; Possess strong analytical, problem solvingand organizational skills, show the ability to work bothindependently and in teams as needed. Demonstrate good math,communication and basic computer skills. Certification in plumbing,electrical, and/or refrigeration is a plus.Review Date01/04/2020Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkNomination and Application Procedure:This search is resuming after suspension in April 2020. Those whohave previously applied do not need to re‐apply. New applicants arewelcome to apply. Review of new applications will begin February 1,2021 and will continue until a suitable candidate is found. Applyfor this position online at: http://careers.pageuppeople.com/968/cw/en-us/job/512268/habb1-building-manager