French igaming market returns to growth in third quarter

first_imgLooking at the three legal product verticals, sports betting continued to account for the bulk of stakes and revenue. Amounts wagered rose 49.3% to €1.62bn, of which football accounted for the vast majority, at €1.03bn, in a period where most major leagues played out the conclusion of the 2019-20 season following Covid-19 suspensions.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address For opening three quarters of the year, French igaming GGR is up 11.3% to €1.16bn, despite the disruption caused by Covid-19.  However, with France back in lockdown until 1 December, ANJ president Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin warned that the regulator expected licensees to ramp up player protection measures.  Revenue for the three months to 30 September grew to €405m (£361.5m/$482.2m), which also represented a 25.4% improvement on the second quarter, when national lockdowns caused sporting events, including the French domestic leagues, to be cancelled or postponed. However, this also represented a 36.6% decline from Q2’s high of €142m. Poker, after years of struggling, has continued to perform strongly, continuing strong first and second quarter showings. Player numbers grew to 880,000, from which operators generated revenue of €90m, a 36.4% rise, comprising €24m from cash games and €66m from tournaments.  Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Tennis followed in a distant second, with €299m wagered, ahead of basketball on €154m. Player numbers for sports betting rose significantly, with the number of active accounts up 36.8% to 2.2m.  “Unlike the first lockdown, sports and horse race betting gambling offers are widely available and this situation can constitute a breeding ground for the development of excessive or risky practices for people weakened by this unprecedented context.” Regions: Western Europe France The country’s gambling regulator L’Autorité nationale des jeux (ANJ) described this as a “spectacular recovery”, nothing that it was accompanied by a 29.3% increase in active player accounts, to 2.7m.  Topics: Casino & games Finance Sports betting Poker Q3 results 2020 Horse racing Online sports betting France’s online gambling market has rebounded from the disruption caused by novel coronavirus (Covid-19), with third quarter revenue climbing 17.1% year-on-year and poker in particular performing well. After player winnings, this left sports betting gross gaming revenue of €228m, a 6.5% improvement on Q3 2019.  “The online gambling market’s recovery must be accompanied by greater accountability from operators,” she said.  Q3 results 2020 Thanks to the resumption of French events in May, horse racing also enjoyed a strong Q3. Customers staked €363m during the quarter, which resulted in revenue of €87m, a 31.8% year-on-year improvement. French igaming market returns to growth in third quarter Tags: Covid-19 ANJ This included €31m that was wagered on the Champions League final between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain, which is the second largest amount wagered on a single match, after the 2018 Fifa World Cup final between France and Croatia.  25th November 2020 | By Robin Harrisonlast_img read more

Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) 2009 Annual Report

first_imgGuinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2009 annual report.For more information about Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Guinness Nigeria plc (GUINNE.ng)  2009 annual report.Company ProfileGuinness Nigeria brews beer in Nigeria and packages and markets a range of international spirits, beers and ready-to-drink beverages. Well-known brands in its product range include Guinness Foreign Extra Stout, Guinness Extra Smooth, Malta Guinness and Harp Lager Beer. Brands in its Spirits range include Smirnoff and Gordon’s; brands in it beer range include Guinness, Harp, Dubic and Satzenbrau; and brands in its ready-to-drink range include Orijin and Malta Guinness. Guinness Stout was first exported to Sierra Leone in 1827 and became very popular across West Africa. Ikeja in Lagos, Nigeria was chosen in 1963 as the first location outside the British Isles to brew the iconic dark beer. Riding on the back of steady growth in markets for Guinness Stout and Harp Lager, Guinness Nigeria Plc now has 5 brewing plants in the country. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Guinness Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Greenbay Properties Limited (GFB.mu) Q32015 Interim Report

first_imgLighthouse Capital Limited (GFB.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Property sector has released it’s 2015 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Lighthouse Capital Limited (GFB.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Lighthouse Capital Limited (GFB.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Lighthouse Capital Limited (GFB.mu)  2015 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileLighthouse Capital Limited formerly (Greenbay Properties Limited) invests in real estate assets and listed companies which are involved in the retail sector of Mauritius. The company targets investment in developing diversified global real estate and infrastructure assets. Greenbay Properties Ltd is a predominant investor in Europe and the United Kingdom, targeting properties with strong sustainable income from high quality tenants with a strong likelihood of renewal of leases on expiry. Lighthouse Capital Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to release book of sermons, ‘The…

first_img Rector Albany, NY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit a Press Release Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Tampa, FL Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to release book of sermons, ‘The Power of Love’ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Presiding Bishop Michael Curry Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Bath, NC Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Rector Pittsburgh, PA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Curate Diocese of Nebraska Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Featured Jobs & Calls General Convention 2018, Youth Minister Lorton, VA TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Collierville, TN Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Shreveport, LA center_img Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Knoxville, TN Director of Music Morristown, NJ Press Release Service Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Submit a Job Listing Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Belleville, IL Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Featured Events Presiding Bishop Michael Curry preaches May 19 during the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in Windsor, Britain. Photo: Reuters[Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has collected five of his most notable sermons, including his royal wedding sermon, in a book that will be released on Oct. 30.“The Power of Love” takes its title from the theme of Curry’s May 19 sermon for Prince Harry’s and Meghan Markle’s wedding, 13 minutes of preaching that elevated Curry to worldwide renown, though the five sermons span his three years as head of the Episcopal Church. Three of the sermons are from July, when he preached during the church’s 79th General Convention in Austin, Texas, and the fifth is his 2015 installation sermon at Washington National Cathedral.Hardcover copies of “The Power of Love: Sermons, Reflections, and Wisdom to Uplift and Inspire” will sell for $20. It is being published in the United States by Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, which plans to send a courtesy copy to each diocese of the Episcopal Church.Curry told Episcopal News Service in an emailed statement that he began talking with the publisher before General Convention about turning his royal wedding sermon into a book. The publisher later asked if Curry had more material, so he suggested the three sermons from General Convention: the opening Eucharist on July 5, the revival on July 7, and the prayer service July 8 outside the Hutto Residential Center, a detention facility in Taylor, Texas.“To be honest, I wasn’t thinking about including those sermons in a book, but when the publisher saw them, we all realized that they would take the message of the love of Jesus deeper and apply it to life,” Curry said. “I hope and pray that this message of the way of love, which is the way of Jesus, can be a message for our world at this time.”Curry is due in London at the end of this month for the book launch.“The Power of Love” will be published Oct. 30 by Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House.Penguin Random House touts the 112-page book as Curry’s royal wedding sermon and “four of his favorite sermons on the themes of love and social justice.”“The world has met Bishop Curry and has been moved by his riveting, hopeful, and deceptively simple message: love and acceptance are what we need in these strange times,” the publisher says in its online description.The presiding bishop isn’t new to the book world. His 2012 sermon at General Convention generated plenty of attention within and outside the church and led to his 2013 book, “Crazy Christians.” A follow-up, “Songs My Grandma Sang,” focused on his faith upbringing and was released in June 2015, the month he was elected the 27th presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the church’s first African-American leader.Curry’s past acclaim, however, offered no precedent for the intense global buzz and widespread praise he received for his royal wedding sermon. For a week afterward, Curry was interviewed or profiled by seemingly every major media outlet, from the BBC to ABC’s “The View” to the celebrity gossip site TMZ.In the introduction to “The Power of Love,” Curry describes how he received the invitation to preach at the royal wedding and how he approached the task of crafting a sermon that would be heard by a billion or more people around the world. He emphasizes, as he did in his post-wedding interviews, that his focus was always on the young couple and their example of love.“The miracle is that we all got to experience that love,” Curry writes. “We witnessed the love of these two people. We witnessed something bigger, the source – God – while we were watching. For a while, this powerful love brought us all together. … Whatever sermon I actually preached was only an attempt to find words for that.”Video and text of the May 19 sermon are here. The text was “edited lightly so that it is more suitable for reading,” Curry notes in the book’s introduction.Curry and thousands of other Episcopalians gathered in Austin for General Convention just six weeks after the royal wedding sermon. The General Convention sermons expanded Curry’s message about the power of God’s love.“They actually went deeper on the Way of Love as the way of Jesus and the way to real life,” Curry told ENS. For the book, he decided they “would be the right sermons to talk about what it means to love God and to love your neighbor.”Presiding Bishop Michael Curry introduces the Way of Love during his sermon July 5 at the opening Eucharist of the 79th General Convention in Austin, Texas, in this image taken from an Episcopal Church video of the sermon.The book’s second sermon, from the opening Eucharist at General Convention, is titled “Living the Way of Love.” At that July 5 service, Curry described seven practices to help Episcopalians lead a Jesus-centered life as he unveiled the Way of Love as a churchwide rule of life. Video and text of that sermon are here.It is followed by “The Good Life” from the Austin revival. Curry preached for nearly 45 minutes on July 7 to more than 2,000 people in the Palmer Center, with thousands more watching online video feeds of the service.“God is love. And guess what, that’s the reason we are here,” Curry said. Video and text of that sermon are here.The third sermon during General Convention, titled “Love Your Neighbor,” was part of an off-site prayer service July 8 at a detention facility for women, including immigrant detainees. About a thousand Episcopalians joined the service in public witness to federal immigration policies that had separated families.“We come in love,” Curry told the crowd. “I would submit that the teachings of Jesus to love God and love our neighbor is at the core and the heart of what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ.” Video and text of that sermon are here.The book closes with “Welcome to the Movement,” Curry’s installation sermon on Nov. 1, 2015. Video and text of that sermon are here. Curry says in the book’s introduction that he “turned back the pages” for this earlier sermon, in which “the themes of movement, love and transformation were already front and center.”The publisher is working with Episcopal bookstores to stock the presiding bishop’s book. No book tour has been announced, though Curry is scheduled to appear at 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at a book launch event hosted by London’s Southwark Cathedral.Not long til @PB_Curry joins us at @Southwarkcathed to talk about #Love. Hosted by @revkatebottley + in conversation with @ColeMoreton hear more about THAT sermon from #HarryandMeghan #RoyalWeddingTickets only on sale in advance from https://t.co/38YWamWDfj#BishopCurryLove ️ pic.twitter.com/GwOZPQnXsL— Greenbelt Festival (@greenbelt) October 17, 2018The publisher also is planning a #poweroflove social media campaign on Oct. 30, encouraging people to share “a moment you saw the power of love firsthand.”– David Paulsen is an editor and reporter for the Episcopal News Service. He can be reached at [email protected] By David PaulsenPosted Oct 22, 2018 Submit an Event Listing Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Course Director Jerusalem, Israellast_img read more

USDA NRCS Chief Increasing Staff to Meet Growing Demand

first_img SHARE USDA NRCS Chief Increasing Staff to Meet Growing Demand Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA NRCS Chief Increasing Staff to Meet Growing Demand Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Jan 13, 2020 SHARE The head of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service was in Indiana Monday. NRCS Chief Matt Lohr was in Indianapolis at the Indiana Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts annual meeting. He spoke to a crowded ballroom of county and state SWCD representatives thanking them for their partnership.“We’re a big federal agency; 9,000 employees in 2,500 offices across the country, but we can’t do it alone. It takes the partnership with our conservation districts and certainly our producers and other groups all working together. So, the theme of my presentation today was really preaching that collaboration and partnership. There’s a lot of opportunities. We’ve accomplished a lot, but there’s a lot more that we can do if we if we stay focused on the why behind we do conservation for that next generation and how we can all come together as partners to collaborate and bring resources together.”Lohr mentioned the size of his agency and said there is demand for more employees as words like “sustainability” become more prevalent in agriculture today. He says Congress is taking notice.“Congress, for the last several farm bills, has appropriated a lot of resources to conservation. We’re at over $4.3 billion a year with the 2018 farm bill. In order to do that workload, you have to have folks in the field offices providing that technical assistance, being able to work with farmers to help with conservation plans, and help determine if there’s a need for a farm bill program.”He says the potential is there to have a total of 11,000 employees nationwide, about 2,000 more than today.Hear my full interview with Lohr by clicking the play button below.USDA NRCS Chief Matt Lohr at IASWCD Annual Meeting Facebook Twitter Previous articlePurdue Extension Sets Family Farm Succession Planning WorkshopsNext articleFree Digital Platform To Connect Growers to Buy, Sell Grain Eric Pfeifferlast_img read more

Double standard criticised in hunt for attackers of two journalists

first_img Help by sharing this information November 11, 2020 Find out more ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia Organisation Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News April 9, 2021 Find out more News Reporters Without Borders today criticised the “double standard” of the Armenian authorities for making new arrests in the murder of pro-government journalist Tigran Naghdalian, head of the government TV station, while suspending an enquiry into a bomb attack on independent investigative reporter Mark Grigorian.”The strenuous efforts to solve the murder of Naghdalian, a leading supporter of President Robert Kocharian, display a political determination not shown in the Grigorian case,” said Reporters Without Border secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to the country’s prosecutor-general, Aram Tahmazian.”We are astonished that five months after the event, no progress has been made in finding those who nearly killed Grigorian or the reasons for the attack on him. This suggests there is a lack of political interest in the case. We ask you to reopen the enquiry and to be as energetic as you have been over the Naghdalian murder,” Ménard said.TV chief Naghdalian, 36, who also presented a political commentary programme called “Orakarg,” was shot dead by a mystery gunman in front of his parents’ home in the capital, Yerevan, on 28 December and died in hospital an hour and a half later. President Kocharian called an emergency meeting with top security officials the same day to investigate the killing. Naghdalian had been a key figure at the station since 1998.Police arrested a fourth suspect in the case on 15 March. He was Armen Sarkisian, the businessman brother of former prime minister Aram Sarkisian, who ran against Kocharian in last month’s presidential election. A cousin of the ex-premier, Ovanes Arutyunian, was arrested the day before and accused of organising the murder. Two other men were arrested on 11 March – Levon Arutyunian (no relation to Ovanes), said to have helped organise the killing, and Gegam Shakhbazarian, who allegedly headed the gang that carried it out.The prosecutor-general’s office announced on 10 March, as the elections results were being disputed, that the Naghdalian murder had been solved. Ex-premier Sarkisian then accused the authorities of trying to implicate him in the killing.Grigorian, who is the Reporters Without Borders correspondent in Armenia and deputy head of the Caucasus Media Institute, received a letter from the prosecutor-general’s office dated 24 February saying the enquiry into a grenade attack in a street of the capital on 22 October in which he was seriously injured had been suspended because no suspects had been found. Grigorian blamed the murder attempt on people opposed to his investigation of a 27 October 1999 commando attack on the national parliament in which eight people were killed, including prime minister Vazgen Sarkisian, parliament spokesman Karen Demirchian and other top political figures. He said the grenade was clearly aimed at him and had exploded at his feet, wounding him in the abdomen, legs and one lung. Receive email alerts RSF_en center_img Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan June 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Armenia ArmeniaEurope – Central Asia News News to go further March 17, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Double standard criticised in hunt for attackers of two journalistslast_img read more

Maranatha Juniors Beat the Seniors in this Year’s Powder Puff

first_img Community News 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribe Make a comment Top of the News Photo Gallery Maranatha Juniors Beat the Seniors in this Year’s Powder Puff Article and Photography by MARANATHA HIGH SCHOOL Published on Monday, March 24, 2014 | 1:21 pm Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Business Newscenter_img More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNutritional Strategies To Ease AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Last week, Maranatha parents, students, alums, and faculty came under the “Friday night lights” to cheer on the girls in the annual Powder Puff game. Both the juniors and seniors fought hard, but the juniors were able to pull off the victory by just one touchdown. The junior and senior boys did not disappoint and presented the Half Time cheerleading show complete with kicks, throws, and choreographed dancing. At the end of the spirited action, all the players gathered together and prayed, acknowledging their unity.Maranatha High School, 169 S. St. John Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 817-4000 or visit www.maranatha-hs.org. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Over 100 Attend Black Minds Matter Briefing at Pasadena City College

first_img More Cool Stuff Education Over 100 Attend Black Minds Matter Briefing at Pasadena City College From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, May 20, 2016 | 12:14 pm Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 2 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Business News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week center_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Over a hundred community members attended an informational briefing on California’s nearly one million Black youth, hosted by Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) and The Education Trust–West on Thursday at Pasadena City College.The “Black Minds Matter” briefing examined the recently published Education Trust-West report, “Black Minds Matter: Supporting the Educational Success of Black Children in California.”“Over the past 165 years, court cases and policy decisions have shaped the educational experiences of Black children,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Despite some progress, the unfortunate reality is that opportunity and achievement gaps continue to persist, leaving California’s nearly one million Black youth under age 25 facing an uphill battle to get the education they desire.”“Black students are the least likely to graduate high school in four years and the most likely to be placed in remedial, non-credit bearing courses in college,” said Ryan J. Smith, Executive Director, The Education Trust–West. “We can dismantle the obstacles placed in front of California’s Black students – if we collectively believe it’s possible.”The panel of experts and guest speakers highlighted the findings and promising practices legislators and educators can consider in addressing disparities and inequities in access, opportunity and achievement.“I agree with the report. We need to do more, and we need to do better,” said State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson. “We are implementing several specific recommendations in the report, increasing funding, particularly for the neediest students, and increased local control. We are focused on equity, working with stakeholders to ensure high-quality education for all students.Recommendations for school districts leaders in the report focus on expanding access, improving school climate and strengthening and supporting meaningful authentic family engagement efforts. Black Minds Matter stresses the need to use data to identify gaps in access to rigorous courses and target more resources and opportunities to students who are struggling academically. To further address closing these gaps, districts can build and strengthen formal partnerships between districts and community-based organizations representing African American communities.“I applaud Assemblymember Holden and Assemblymember Weber for displaying the very type of leadership and firm commitment that we need to close opportunity and achievement gaps for all of California’s students,” said Smith.Participants in the briefing included Chris Holden, Assemblymember for 41stAssembly District; Ryan Smith, Executive Director for Education Trust – West; Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction; Yvette Gullatt , Vice Provost and Chief Outreach Officer for the University of California Office of the President; Dr. Christopher D. Jimenez y West, Instructor, Social Science Division, Pasadena City College; John Pointer, Student Body President, John Muir High School; Felita Kealing, Pasadena Unified School District African-American Parent Council; Trudell Skinner, Principal, Blair High School; Dr. Mack Hines, Pasadena Unified School District African-American Student Success Initiative; and Darvin Jackson, Monrovia Unified School District, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources. Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe HerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Instagram Girls Women Obsess OverHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

Charity crawfish boil

first_img WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Permian Basin Rehabilitation CenterThe Lost CajunThe Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center has scheduled a Redeaux Festival, kickoff to the Crawfish Season Charity Boil, from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Lost Cajun, 6990 E. Highway 191, in Odessa and at the Lost Cajun, 4501 W. Wadley Ave., in Midland.All you can eat crawfish. Appearances will include Midland Rock Hound’s, Juice the Moose, B93 Rebecca and Leo. The event will also include live DJ, face painting and tent party.Presale tickets are $35 or $45 at the door. Proceeds will go to benefit PBRC.Tickets may be purchased at PBRC 620 N. Alleghaney Ave., or online.The Lost Cajun is also celebrating its grand re-opening Feb. 10-Feb. 13. Twitter Charity crawfish boil Pinterest WhatsAppcenter_img PBRC logo Local News Facebook By admin – February 10, 2018 Previous articleODC to review downtown grant programsNext articleWOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL: Cameron tops UTPB admin Facebooklast_img read more

Ventas Included in 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

first_img Pinterest Pinterest Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – January 27, 2021 Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleSeahawks cut ties with Chad Wheeler after arrestNext articleAsian shares drop after US stocks’ worst day since October Digital AIM Web Supportcenter_img TAGS  Facebook Twitter Ventas Included in 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index Twitter CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 27, 2021– Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) today announced that it is one of 380 companies included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). Increasing its overall score by five points to 81%, far exceeding the average company score of 64%, Ventas earned its strongest scores for overall disclosures (100%) and for data excellence in the areas of female leadership and talent pipeline, pro-women brand and inclusive culture. Ventas joins companies in 44 countries across 11 sectors including real estate, financials, healthcare and industrials on the 2021 Index. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127006051/en/ Ventas Included in 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (Graphic: Business Wire) “Ventas is proud to be recognized as a gender equality leader by the Bloomberg GEI for the second year,” said Debra A. Cafaro, Ventas Chairman and CEO. “As a long-standing proponent of gender diversity, we constantly strive to foster a culture that attracts and retains the top talent in our industry, a multifaceted group of individuals whose diversity of thought and perspective drives better business decisions and more successful outcomes for all stakeholders.” The GEI brings transparency to gender-related practices and policies at publicly listed companies increasing the breadth of environmental, social, governance (ESG) data available to investors. The comprehensive, transparent GEI scoring methodology allows investors to assess company performance and compare across industry peer groups. The index measures gender equality across five pillars: female leadership and talent pipeline, equal pay and gender pay parity, inclusive culture, sexual harassment policies, and pro-women brand. Ventas has been at the forefront of gender diversity in real estate. The Company is led by a woman CEO, its board of directors is 36% female and has maintained at least two female board members since 2001. Its employee population is also gender balanced.1Ventas was the first REIT Signatory to the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion and was most recently named the Gold Recipient of the 2020 Nareit Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards. CEO Cafaro is also involved across the industry serving as Co-Chair of Nareit’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion CEO Council and as Chair of The Real Estate Roundtable. “The companies included in the 2021 GEI are expanding the ESG data universe to include gender-related data that investors are demanding today,” said Peter T. Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg. “Their commitment to disclosure is making the business case for inclusion and driving transparency in the markets.” Through disclosure of gender-related metrics using the GEI framework, the firms included in the 2021 GEI have committed to provide a comprehensive look at their investment in workplace gender equality and the communities in which they operate, raising the bar of what should be expected from other companies within the same industry. The 380 companies included in the 2021 index earned at least a 50% Overall GEI Score and have a market capitalization exceeding $1 billion dollars. T o learn more please visit the GEI website. About Ventas Ventas, an S&P 500 company, operates at the intersection of two powerful and dynamic industries – healthcare and real estate. As one of the world’s foremost Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT), we use the power of capital to unlock the value of real estate, partnering with leading care providers, developers, research and medical institutions, innovators and healthcare organizations whose success is buoyed by the demographic tailwind of an aging population. For more than twenty years, Ventas has followed a successful strategy that endures: combining a high-quality diversified portfolio of properties and capital sources to manage through cycles, working with industry leading partners, and a collaborative and experienced team focused on producing consistent growing cash flows and superior returns on a strong balance sheet, ultimately rewarding Ventas stakeholders. As of September 30, 2020, Ventas owned or managed through unconsolidated joint ventures approximately 1,200 properties. 1 Ventas defines Gender Balance as 50:50 (+/- 5%) View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127006051/en/ CONTACT: Louise Adhikari Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications +1 312 660 3816 KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA ILLINOIS INDUSTRY KEYWORD: CONSTRUCTION & PROPERTY REIT SOURCE: Ventas, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 01/27/2021 09:17 PM/DISC: 01/27/2021 09:17 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210127006051/enlast_img read more