BEST OF THE BROKERS

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ BEST OF THE BROKERS whatsapp Tags: NULL TAYLOR WIMPEYDeutsche Bank rates the housebuilder “buy” with a 48p price target. The broker expects a slight drop in sales to £1.4bn when the firm reports its half-year results on Thursday, while it predicts an 11 per cent drop in completed sales. Deutsche Bank hopes the firm will update on its North American asset sale and progress on its new sites while reassuring the market about its cost savings. LLOYDS BANKING GROUPStandard & Poor’s has cut its rating from “buy” to “hold” with a 12-month target price of 75p following disappointing results on Friday. The broker has also reduced its short-term revenue and profit forecasts to factor in higher funding costs and loan loss provisions. While S&P expects profitability to improve over the next few years, it doesn’t expect returns on tangible equity to overtake the cost of equity until 2013. CAPGEMINIJP Morgan Cazenove rates the IT services firm “neutral” with a raised target price of €45 (£38.42). The broker has lifted its full-year operating profit forecast by one per cent to €756m following surprisingly good results last week, and believes that management has left room for further upgrades during the year. JPM says the firm is geared to grow, with emphasis on new bookings and a recruitment drive for mostly junior staff. center_img Sunday 27 February 2011 10:50 pm by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople TodaySerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald whatsapp Read This NextNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap KCS-content last_img read more

New technology central to igaming professionals’ ambitions for 2019

first_img Topics: People People AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 30th May 2019 | By Joanne Christie Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Pentasia’s Will Sawney says opportunities related to artificial intelligence and blockchain will continue to be important to those in the industry, with job satisfaction and mobility other key trends to watch Regions: Asia Europe US Pentasia’s Will Sawney says opportunities related to artificial intelligence and blockchain will continue to be important to those in the industry, with job satisfaction and mobility other key trends to watch.Individual ambition is critical to collective success. Every innovation, every improvement and every commercial success can – in some form – be tracked back to an inspired individual who made it happen.‘Ambition’, though, isn’t an easy metric to measure. It’s a quality that can thrive in the right environment, or be squashed by the wrong one.Last year, our Ambitions 2018 survey sought to take a reading of the professional igaming community. We learned about professionals’ interests, job satisfaction, career goals and more, understanding more than ever before about individual ambition.Last year’s results were published here on iGaming Business as part of our Salary Survey. This year, our Ambitions 2019 survey once again asks igaming professionals to share their thoughts on the industry and their career plans for the coming months.It’s certainly an exciting time to be working in online betting and gaming – few industries can compete when it comes to career potential.With the US sports betting market opening up following last year’s PASPA ruling, esports gaming growing rapidly and technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality and blockchain gaining traction, it feels as if the industry is on an upward trajectory.This year’s survey is now accepting entries, with full results to be published after the closing date of 30 June. The team at Pentasia has taken a look back at last year’s results and come up with a number of predictions about how this year’s survey results will differ from last year’s.Tech top inspiration for 2018 Artificial intelligence, followed by blockchain, was the ‘tech trend’ that most inspired igaming professionals in 2018. Many expressed a strong desire to learn, or start working in, these high-growth areas.Interestingly, this was often more important than salary. Almost one-third (29%) of last year’s respondents listed “cutting edge tech” as a top job search priority. Technology is such a high priority that even lofty salaries were no longer enough to convince many tech professionals to accept a job that involved archaic systems.Tech skills were also high on the list of priorities for respondents when it came to self-improvement. In total, 68% of respondents said they were committed to “learning and developing new job skills”, with hard skills in cloud computing, statistical analysis and new programming languages top of the list .  Training key to job satisfaction Training generally was a key element in respondents’ job satisfaction last year. Disappointingly, job satisfaction averaged just 3.5 out of 5, with marketers recording the lowest job satisfaction, citing “low promotional prospects and a lack of investment in training”.Developers and designers, on the other hand, were the happiest at work in last year’s survey. It seems the industry has some way to go in terms of supporting ambition. Last year those in the industry reported that learning new skills and operating within a supportive leadership structure (i.e., with managers who “get it”) were important ways to do so.Tech, job satisfaction to remain key in 2019 On the tech front, we expect artificial intelligence to take an even greater share of the interest from professionals, as this multi-faceted technology hits ever-wider spheres of the industryWe therefore think that learning and development will centre around AI and payments, as well as blockchain technologies – all of which have shown significant career potential for those willing to embrace them.This year we expect project completion to emerge as a key ‘job satisfaction’ factor, but with work increasingly siloed in specialist departments, opportunities for through-line oversight will be limited.Mobility to increase Another key trend we are predicting for this year is that professional mobility will increase. Igaming professionals are showing an ever-greater awareness of their value, and are increasingly intolerant of barriers to their ambition.We think this will extend not only to new roles but also new territories; emerging market job opportunities will be considered by a greater number of professionals and employers will have to adapt to accommodate remote or part-remote working options.Ambitions 2019 is now open for entries, with a €500 Amazon prize on offer: pentasia.com/ambitions New technology central to igaming professionals’ ambitions for 2019 Email Addresslast_img read more

New York problem gambling education bill passes Senate

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address New York problem gambling education bill passes Senate Legal & compliance Read the full story on iGB North America. Regions: US New York 23rd March 2021 | By Marese O’Hagancenter_img The bill – Senate Bill 4207 – was introduced by Senator Joseph Addabbo. It will now be considered by the Assembly Alcohol and Drug Abuse Committee. If it passes the Assembly and receives gubernatorial assent, it will then become law. The problem gambling education program will be made mandatory for individuals prior to their removal from any self-exclusion list. Topics: Legal & compliance Legal Regulation Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter The New York State Senate has passed a bill that requires the Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to create a problem gambling education program for those on self-exclusion lists.last_img read more

Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgMasimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Masimba Holdings Limited (MSHL.zw)  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMasimba Holdings Limited is a well-established company in Zimbabwe providing engineering and infrastructure solutions to the agricultural, commercial and corporate sector as well as housing, mining, public and water sectors. The company has three operation divisions; Masimba Construction Zimbabwe, Proplastics and Property Development. Masimba Construction is responsible for design, development, planning, engineering and construction of commercial buildings, private housing developments and earthwork projects in Zimbabwe, and the fabrication and erection of structural steel. The other subsidiaries offer turnkey engineering solutions to the construction industry, aswell as provide reinforcement steel, steel fixing, wire mesh and cutting and bending products. Masimba Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Barclays donates advertising space on London bikes for CSV’s volunteer campaign

first_img Howard Lake | 22 October 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Barclays is donating space on the front of some of its ‘Boris Bikes’ in London to volunteering and learning charity CSV to promote its ‘Make a Difference – Get Inspired’ campaign.The campaign aims to raise awareness of volunteering, its positive impact in local communities, and to urge people across the UK to volunteer in their communities during October.Ashok Vaswani, CEO Barclays Retail and Business Banking, said: “Make a Difference– Get Inspired! is the flagship volunteering campaign which we have supported for 13 years. It promotes and celebrates volunteering and how contributing time and skills to a variety of causes benefits the community as a whole. That’s why we’re delighted to be able to use our sponsorship of Barclays Cycle Hire to support such a valuable initiative.”The CSV campaign has been running since 1986. Until now it has focused on one day of local events. This year, for the first time, the campaign runs for the whole of the month.Last year the campaign succeeded in inspiring 70,000 people to take part in over 2,000 events across the country, making “the UK’s biggest day of volunteering: to date.center_img Advertisement Barclays donates advertising space on London bikes for CSV’s volunteer campaign Tagged with: corporate Volunteeringlast_img read more

Afghan journalist shot dead in northwestern Pakistan

first_img January 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Pakistan August 24, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Afghan journalist shot dead in northwestern Pakistan PakistanAsia – Pacific Reporters Without Borders is shocked and saddened to learn that Janullah Hashimzada, an Afghan journalist based in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, was killed today in an armed attack on the minibus in which he was travelling near the town of Jamrud in the northwestern Khyber Agency.“We offer our condolences to Janullah Hashimzada’s family and friends,” Reporters Without Borders said. “His murder highlights the sharp decline in the security situation in Pakistan, especially in the western Tribal Areas, where journalists are less and less free to move about.” The press freedom organisation added: “We urge the authorities to investigate this targeted killing properly with the aim of identifying its perpetrators and instigators and bringing them to justice. The impunity prevailing in the region must be combated.”Operating in plain view of other people, three masked men opened fire with pistols on the minibus, killing Hashimzada instantly and wounding another passenger, one of the passengers told a journalist. Hashimzada had been heading back to Peshawar from the border area at the time of the attack. His body was taken to a hospital in Jamrud.Aged 37 and a student at Peshawar university’s journalism school, Hashimzada worked for several Afghan and Pakistani news media including the Afghan TV station Shamshad, the Pashtun newspapers Vahdat and Sahar. He had also worked for the Afghan independent news agency Pajhwok for the past four years. Friends said he covered sensitive issues and had been subjected to threats and pressure during the past three weeks to abandon his journalistic work and leave Peshawar.The head of Pajhwok, Danish Karokhel, told Reporters Without Borders: “He was a professional journalist who covered major stories on the other side of the border. The key to identifying his murderers is to establish who had an interest in preventing the dissemination of the information he possessed.”Located between Afghanistan and Peshawar and part of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the Khyber Agency is a strategic region that is wracked by Taliban violence. Hashimzada was the fifth journalist to be killed this year in Pakistan, now the world’s second deadliest country for the media. One other Afghan journalist has been killed this year. June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Pakistani supreme court acquits main suspect in Daniel Pearl murder April 21, 2021 Find out more Organisation Pakistani journalist critical of the military wounded by gunfirecenter_img News to go further RSF_en News News News Help by sharing this information Pakistani TV anchor censored after denouncing violence against journalists PakistanAsia – Pacific last_img read more

Journalist who criticised the army arrested at Istanbul airport

first_img to go further April 2, 2021 Find out more Human rights groups warns European leaders before Turkey summit RSF_en December 23, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Journalist who criticised the army arrested at Istanbul airport Follow the news on Turkey TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Organisation April 2, 2021 Find out more Journalists threatened with imprisonment under Turkey’s terrorism lawcenter_img TurkeyEurope – Central Asia Turkey’s never-ending judicial persecution of former newspaper editor News News April 28, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders has condemned legal harassment of the former editor of the magazine Idea Politika, Erol Ozkoray, who was arrested on arrival from Paris at Ataturk Airport, Istanbul on 22 December. The journalist, who is facing legal proceedings in a number of press cases, was released the following day.Oskoray’s trouble with the law stems from having criticised the army and raising a variety of taboo subjects in his articles, such as the Kurdish question.The international press freedom organisation considers that the arrest contravenes the authorities’ commitment to stop abusive actions against journalists who are accused of mocking or insulting state institutions.An arrest warrant was issued against Oskoray on 14 November 2003 in connection with an article critical of the army headlined, “What is the army for?” published in autumn 2001. That edition of the magazine was seized and its publication banned by the Justice Ministry, at the request of the then armed forces chief of staff. Idea Politika has not been published since June 2002. The next hearing date in the trial has been fixed for 29 December 2003. The journalist also faces proceedings in five other press cases over articles in which he raised the Kurdish question and the role of the army in the country’s political life, published both in Idea Politika and on the Internet site of the same name. He risks up to 30 years in prison.In the framework of legislative reforms adopted in 2002, Article 159 of the criminal code, that had often been used against journalists, was amended. The current law nevertheless allows plenty of scope for interpretation by individual judges, who are free to assess to what extent a journalist’s criticism aims to intentionally ridicule or insult state institutions. Newslast_img read more

Banking Committee Approves HUD’s Nomination of Brian Montgomery

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Banking Committee Approves HUD’s Nomination of Brian Montgomery Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: Mike Albanese December 10, 2019 2,409 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Tagged with: Brian Montgomery HUD Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Brian Montgomery HUD 2019-12-10 Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: Redefining Property Preservation Contract Work Next: NFIP’s ‘Head-Scratching’ Short-Term Extensioncenter_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Banking Committee Approves HUD’s Nomination of Brian Montgomery Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Hon. Brian MontgomeryThe U.S. Senate Committee on Banking approved the nomination of Brian Montgomery as the new Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Montgomery was approved by a final vote of 20-5.  His nomination will now move on to the Senate for approval.“Brian Montgomery’s record of service makes him ideally suited to serve as HUD’s new Deputy Secretary,” said Ed Delgado, President and CEO of Five Star Global. “In his role at FHA, Montgomery has implemented improvements to infrastructure in addition to important initiatives such as changes to False Claims Act oversight. I extend my heartfelt congratulations and look forward to HUD’s continued efforts to build a stronger and more sustainable system of American homeownership.”Montgomery was nominated for the position by HUD in October. He has served as HUD’s Assistant Secretary and managed the day-to-day operations of the agency and assist the Secretary in leading the department’s nearly 8,000 employees. He is also the Commissioner of the Federal Housing Agency. Montgomery said during the nomination hearing in October that he would continue to run the Federal Housing Agency until a replacement is named. He served as FHA Commissioner from 2005 to January 2009 and stepped back into the role in May 2018. This story will be updated.   Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

COVID Relief’s ‘Unanticipated Side Effect’ in the MBS Market

first_imgBoth the government and the mortgage industry have faced an uphill battle when adapting to the practical and economic realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. With so many X factors, it’s the unexpected is almost all that can be expected A new report from Bloomberg delves into a new change related to coronavirus relief that could benefit banks but negatively impact investors in mortgage-backed securities.The COVID-19 health crisis has put millions of impacted homeowners at risk of delinquency and foreclosure, fueling an “upheaval” in the mortgage market. Now, Bloomberg reports, banks and other lenders are beginning to act on the understanding that this allows them to buy home loans at below-market prices. According to Bloomberg, “The earnings would come from an unanticipated side-effect of Congress’ decision in March to allow homeowners affected by the pandemic to delay loan payments for as long as a year, combined with arcane regulations governing mortgage-backed securities.”Banks such as Wells Fargo & Co. and U.S. Bancorp are already buying, Bloomberg reports, frustrating bond holders who say the purchases are causing them losses.This so-called ‘loophole’ is possible, in part, due to Ginnie Mae regulations, Bloomberg reports. Ginnie rules allow banks and other lenders to buy loans out of mortgage securities at their par value when a borrower hasn’t made payments for 90 days, Bloomberg explained.  Investors value most of those loans at 5% to 10% above par, reportedly, “meaning the purchases result in an immediate writedown for the bond holders and a potential profit for the lender when they’re able to resell the loan.” Former Ginnie Mae President Ted Tozer, now a senior fellow at the Milken Institute, told Bloomberg, “The banks are setting themselves up for a huge windfall. It’s almost pure profit.”According to Bloomberg, sources from the lending and banking industry argue that the process is often risky and that it “has more to do with accounting issues than trying to score a quick profit.” Bank of America mortgage security strategist Michael Khankin, for one, expounded on the “risk” idea, noting that lenders that engage in extensive buyouts do face a potential downside. “This is not a riskless transaction,” said Khankin, who noted borrowers might default while a lender holds the loan or government agencies could change the rules again for when mortgages can be re-securitized. How accounting factors in: Rules force lenders to put loans on their balance sheets if they have an option to buy the mortgages “in the money,” meaning that exercising it would turn a profit, explained Bloomberg. On Wells Fargo’s Q2 earnings call last month, CFO John Shrewsberry said that accounting requirements influenced its loan purchases. Wells Fargo spokesman Tom Goyda said the bank regularly buys delinquent loans out of Ginnie pools to manage balance sheet impacts and to reduce expenses. Why the pandemic-prompted buyouts are different than in other situations: Loan buyouts aren’t new but now it’s about the uniquely large number of homeowners who’ve opted to delay their monthly payments because lawmakers have protected them from foreclosures. In general, those borrowers are expected to start paying their mortgages again. That means that, unlike during the 2008 financial crisis, lenders that buy delinquent loans might be able to easily resell them at premium prices as the mortgages become current. The outlet goes on to report that “Wells Fargo in July and August bought $19 billion of loans out of Ginnie securities for $1.5 billion less than the loans’ market price, according to Dhivya Krishna, head of research for hedge fund Metacapital Management LP, which invests in Ginnie mortgage bonds.” As for U.S. Bancorp, it bought $5 billion of such loans for $380 million less.  Other lenders have made smaller purchases, but some bond investors say that increasingly high delinquencies and nonpayments due to COVID-19 will cause these buying opportunities to blossom in coming months.  Now, if the economy rapidly improves in coming months, and homeowners, in large numbers, exit forbearance, said opportunities will dwindle. 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She has won two national Mayborn School of Journalism Ten Spurs awards for nonfiction, and has penned pieces for Texas Monthly, Salon.com, Dallas Observer, Edible, and the Dallas Morning News, among others. Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago 2020-08-20 Christina Hughes Babb Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Christina Hughes Babb August 20, 2020 1,779 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Subscribelast_img read more

Donegal man jailed in Britian for failing to hand over illegally acquired assets

first_imgCover picture from www.newburytoday.co.uk Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also By News Highland – June 14, 2013 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Twitter Previous articleMeadows playing fields in Strabane vandalised againNext articleBuncrana man jailed following 2010 assault in Derry News Highland Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Google+ Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published A Donegal man who was given the longest-ever jail sentence for illegal dumping in Britain two years ago has been sentenced to a further three years in jail for failing to hand over nearly £600,000 worth of illegally-acquired assets.65 year old Hugh O’Donnell, who has lived in Britain for decades, was jailed in 2011 after police and the Environment Agency raided his illegal dump in Aldermaston, near Reading, which the Irish Times reports was the size of five football pitches. Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook Donegal man jailed in Britian for failing to hand over illegally acquired assets Pinterest News WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton last_img read more