Latvian shut-down cuts Enlabs profits in first half

first_img Email Address 20th August 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Latvian operator Enlabs reported declines in revenue and profits – though remained in the black – in the first half of 2020, despite its Latvian operations being suspended for two months during the period as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19). Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Europe LATAM Baltics Central and Eastern Europe Latvia Lithuania Ukraine Chile Peru Tags: Mobile Online Gambling Casino & games Latvian operator Enlabs reported declines in revenue and profits – though remained in the black – in the first half of 2020, despite its Latvian operations being suspended for two months during the period as a result of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).Revenue for the six months to 30 June declined 9.9% to €16.6m (£15.0m/$19.6m), of which gaming contributed €15.3m, down 9.5%. This decline was largely down to Latvia’s government suspending all form of gambling across all channels from 8 April to 10 June, meaning for two months of the period, Enlabs generated no revenue in its largest market.
The operator looked to mitigate the Latvian shut-down by offering customers quiz games on its platform, which were played more than 40,000 times during the suspension. It also used the suspension to accelerate development of its second Latvia-facing brand, Laimz, which went live in June, as part of a multi-brand strategy that will see it roll out localised offerings in key markets.In Lithuania, land-based operations were suspended in March as a result of Covid-19, though Enlabs could still offer igaming, though subject to temporary restrictions on marketing and communications.The operator looked to mitigate the sporting suspensions with the launch of esports betting, in partnership with EveryMatrix, while it said poker, via its Bestpoker brand, helped offset the Latvian shut-down.The operator generated a further €880,000 in media revenue – from affiliate marketing activities – during the first half (down 10.0%), while other revenue declined from €5.7m in H1 2019 to €441,000.The business’ direct costs, comprising cost of services and gaming taxes, rose 3.8% to €5.2m, leaving a gross profit for the half of €11.4m, down 15.0%.After a marginal decline in operating costs, to €8.2m, Enlabs’ H1 earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) fell 39.0% to €3.2m.Once €976,000 in depreciation and amortisation charges, plus €16,000 in financial expenses and a €21,000 income tax benefit were factored in, the operator’s net profit for the period was down 54.1% to €4.3m.The effects of the Latvian shut-down was most apparent in the second quarter, with revenue for the three months to 30 June dropping 35.0% to €6.1m.During the period, Enlabs looked beyond its core northern and eastern European markets, expanding into Latin America by rolling out Optibet in Peru and Chile. It is now in the process of building out a small local team, to pursue further opportunities in the region.The second quarter also saw Enlabs acquire a 29.9% stake in Ninja Casino operator Global Gaming, becoming its largest single shareholder.“We see this as a strategic investment and important milestone in our development,” Enlabs managing director for Central Eastern Europe Dainis Niedra explained. “Enlabs and Global Gaming complement each other well as we both operate on the same markets in Finland and Estonia. Global Gamings brand NinjaCasino is one of the best-known brands in the gaming industry and are pioneers of pay and play technology.“This brand has unlimited international expansion potential. Here, Enlabs brought to the table our proprietary gaming platform, variety of gaming licenses, regional sales know-how and our own sportsbook product. Jointly, we will strengthen our leadership position in the Baltic Sea region.”Turning to expenses for the quarter, direct costs declined marginally to €2.0m, leaving a gross profit of €4.1m, down 40.2%. After operating costs of €3.6m – down 16.1% – Q2 EBITDA fell 81.8% to €457,000.Depreciation and amortisation charges of €717,000 saw the business post an operating loss of €259,000. However, a €735,000 gain from financial items and a €5,000 income tax benefit allowed the business to post a profit for the quarter, though at €480,000, it was down 76.3% year-on-year.Chief executive George Ustinov said that in July, gaming revenue was up 11% compared to the prior year. Coupled with the return of sports, and plans for expansion into multiple markets, he was confident of significant growth in the third quarter of 2020.This will see Enlabs roll out its flagship Optibet brand in Sweden, which it has made a priority over a Belarus launch due to the political upheaval in that country.“Enlabs believes market entry in 2021 is more reasonable,” Ustinov said. “Currently there are three online gaming licenses granted under the new legislation and Enlabs aims to be among the top five companies to legally start online operations in Belarus.”After gambling was legalised in Ukraine, Ustinov added, the operator would look to enter that market “as soon as legally possible”, noting that its igaming market has been valued at €300m.The operator also set out financial targets for 2021, aiming to deliver annual EBITDA of more than €20m, at a margin of between 20% and 30%. It aims to achieve organic growth of at least 25%, which it aims to complement with M&A activity.“Enlabs is interested in well-considered acquisitions that can create synergies within the current business,” the operator explained. “The size of possible acquisitions may vary depending on the circumstances, but the consideration model will be structured using a combination of cash and share-based payments.” Topics: Casino & games Finance Legal & compliance Latvian shut-down cuts Enlabs profits in first halflast_img read more

House in Lisbon / ARX Portugal

first_imgArchDaily Portugal CopyHouses•Lisbon, Portugal Projects Area:  436 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project House in Lisbon / ARX PortugalSave this projectSaveHouse in Lisbon / ARX Portugal Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 41Curated by Clara Ott Share Year:  2013 Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGStructures:SAFRE, Projectos e Estudos de Engenharia Lda.Electrical And Telecomunications Planning Security Planning:Gabinete de Engenharia, LdaContractor:Manuel Mateus FrazãoArchitect In Charge:José Mateus, Nuno MateusDesign Team:Isabel Gorjão Henriques, Miguel Torres, Joana Pedro, Sofia Raposo, Rodrigo Gorjão Henriques, Paulo RochaCity:LisbonCountry:PortugalMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroText description provided by the architects. The concept for this house emerges from a reflection on the identity of Lisbon architecture, a recurring type of 6-meter-wide and 15-meter-long deep house, ending in a small garden in the back. It is a 5-storey building with two radically different elevations: one “public” in white lioz limestone (the most used in Lisbon) and the one in the back, in glass, connected by an interior world in exposed concrete, punctuated by birch wood elements.The elevation obviously follows on the Lisbon tradition, stressed further by the windows’ rhythmic structure, opened in a span system created by horizontal strips and vertical bars – characteristic of the city architecture. Just as most of Lisbon’s old buildings, it is a flat elevation whose expressiveness comes from its rhythmic nature and the light-and-shade effects produced with the backing-up of its surfaces. This apparatus brings the elevation a sense of time, expressed by the change in the shadows throughout the day: from a more subtle morning light – with no direct sunlight – to the strong contrasting afternoon shadows. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGBesides a straightforward concern in aligning the elevation with the surrounding lines, the design stresses an obvious contrast between the block-type bottom, and the more dematerialized crest. If on the one hand the ground floor responds defensively to the narrowness of the street, combined with the fact that neighbours park their cars in front of doors and windows, on the other hand the top comes out much lighter and dematerialized: it is a space at once interior and exterior – a top patio allowing the transition between the lower building, to the south, and the higher one, to the north. Nevertheless, despite its intimate nature, the space allows a view over the surrounding landscape and to the far-off Christ the King statue to the south, along the street line. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGOn the back elevation we have explored the extreme transparency which extends the interior onto the exterior and opens up the view to the garden – where a splendid Linden tree takes center stage – leading the eyes from the top floors over Lisbon’s hills, the Tagus river, and the South Bank. Radically opened to the exterior, the generous morning light that floods in directly is balanced by the gray concrete making up all the surfaces. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGInside, the precision of the design, as well as the inclusion of two doors in most rooms, endows the five small floors with a sense of a generous space, and give its dwellers a strong feeling of fluidity and freedom. The constructive research for this project provides an example in which the whole structure shapes the space and becomes architecture in itself: the whole concrete structure, built with only 3 planes – two gables and a transversal plan – is set forth and designed to define the essential house space. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGAt once a natural and staged space, of both contemplation and living experience, the garden is expressed as an archeological site, where all layers of time, since the house was built, are present. Here, one can still see the ancient techniques that have raised  thick stone walls (often recovered from other buildings), later brick overlays, mortar or paint, as well as the stones from the demolished house that have become pavement.Originally published on 21 November, 2013Save this picture!First Floor PlanProject gallerySee allShow lessGDA Plaza in Hangzhou / gmp ArchitectsSelected ProjectsBulevar Residential Building / Gabriel Verd Arquitectos + Buró4Selected Projects Share “COPY” CopyAbout this officeARX PORTUGALOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesIcebergLisbonPortugalPublished on September 14, 2019Cite: “House in Lisbon / ARX Portugal” 13 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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House Between Trees / Diego Arraigada Arquitecto

first_imgHouse Between Trees / Diego Arraigada ArquitectoSave this projectSaveHouse Between Trees / Diego Arraigada Arquitecto Save this picture!© Gustavo Frittegotto+ 24Curated by Clara Ott Share Manufacturers: Aluar, Deckar, FV, Industrias Brafh, Sanitarios Ferrum “COPY” Design Team:María Emilia Bertero, Josefina Bilbao, Melanie Borbey, Agustina Coulleri, Victoria Fucksman, Pablo Gamba, Oscar Merle, Florencia Meucci, Luciano Navarini, Mercedes Paz, Sofía Rothman, Florencia SobreroClients:Federico Heredia, Benita VillalbaEngineering:TEGGA: Fernando Tettamanti, Matías HaggeConstructors:MAHON: Diego Mancilla, Daniel GauchatCity:General LagosCountry:ArgentinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWoodSculptformTimber Click-on BattensWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityText description provided by the architects. The house is located on the edge of an old eucalyptus hill near the Paraná River (originally intended for productive use) that has recently been appointed for residential use. The overlap between the spatial logics of an old afforestation and contemporary residential demands define the main challenge of the project. The analysis of the existing afforestation on the plot determines an area in which to locate the house due to its geometry and the position of the trees.Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoSave this picture!Floor Plan Ground FloorSave this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoThe house is developed on a single main floor and two small attics. The horizontality of the house establishes a contrast and a tension with the verticality of the forest. The strategy of the project has been to fragment the program into smaller orthogonal volumes of more private or secondary uses. These volumes are positioned in different angles (avoiding existing trees) and leaving a large irregular and tall area in the centre for the dining room, living room and kitchen, this being the spatial and social heart of the house.Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoThe irregular angles that the encounter of these volumes leave in the perimeter are destined to intermediate spaces between the interior and exterior of the house, either in the form of patios -which include some of the existing trees- or semi-covered galleries. A simple gable roof defines the upper profile of the volume that takes different heights as the geometries of the walls and ceilings intersect. The highest point of the ridge is located above the living room and defines the generous interior spatiality of the main environment of the house.Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoFor the exterior of the house, a black plaster has been used that integrates with the darkness of the forest and will age well considering the humidity and the falling leaves typical to the place. On the interior, white walls generate oblique and unexpected views and perspectives. The ceiling is also white, tall and bright. Entering the house is almost like finding a clearing in the middle of the forest, finding the sky again, on the inside.Save this picture!© Gustavo FrittegottoSave this picture!Section ASave this picture!© Luciano NavariniProject gallerySee allShow lessCentral Hotel Boutique / DUA Desarrollos Urbanos y ArquitectónicosSelected ProjectsGrafton Architects Wins 2020 RIBA Royal Gold MedalArchitecture News Share CopyAbout this officeDiego Arraigada ArquitectoOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesArgentinaPublished on October 03, 2019Cite: “House Between Trees / Diego Arraigada Arquitecto” [Casa entre árboles / Diego Arraigada Arquitecto] 03 Oct 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects “COPY” House Between Trees / Diego Arraigada Arquitecto Architects: Diego Arraigada Arquitecto Area Area of this architecture project 2017center_img ArchDaily Area:  269 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Houses Lead Architect: Diego Arraigada Argentina Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•General Lagos, Argentinalast_img read more

Cottage on the Point / Paul Bernier Architecte

first_img Canada “COPY” ArchDaily Photographs Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officePaul Bernier ArchitecteOfficeFollowProductsWoodStone#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentExtensionOn FacebookCanadaPublished on December 14, 2020Cite: “Cottage on the Point / Paul Bernier Architecte” 14 Dec 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream 2020 Save this picture!© Raphaël Thibodeau+ 41Curated by Paula Pintos Share Architects: Paul Bernier Architecte Area Area of this architecture projectcenter_img Cottage on the Point / Paul Bernier Architecte Year:  CopyHouses, Extension•Canada Manufacturers: Alumico, Atelier Du Bois David GilbertStylist:Marie-Christine SiroisDesign, Plans, Site Surveillance:Paul Bernier, Claudia CampeauSurvey:Luc-Olivier DaigleArea Screened Porch:350 ft2Structural Engineer:Alain Mousseau CalculatecMain Contractor::Construction Léonal GoyetteCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcCeramicsGrespaniaWall Tiles – Wabi SabiWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreText description provided by the architects. The clients owned this log cabin which has been in the family for 40 years. It is anchored on a rocky point which juts out into the lake.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauSave this picture!Ground floor planSave this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauThe project was to completely renovate this cottage and expand it to make it an open, fluid and bright space that takes advantage of the beautiful views overlooking the lake.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauThe proximity to the shore led the architects to plan the extension on top rather than on the sides. Only the screened porch was added at ground level. So, there was a challenge there. How to add a floor to this typical small log cabin with its sloping roof without denaturing it and losing its trace. The solution was not to pretend that this addition had always been there. The project had to allow the old and the new to be clearly visible.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauContrast and continuityThe project is the meeting of 2 eras: the original log cabin and the contemporary addition. The original cabin is rustic, made of stones and logs with its sloping roof with wide overhangs. The addition is a clean and monolithic volume but whose material (wood) and color echo those of the original cottage. The various breaks in the roof slope of the addition also reflect those of the old cabin.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauInside, the beautiful old massive stone fireplace has been restored and is now visible on all sides, right in the center of the space. The new staircase is light and minimalistic.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauIt was also important to preserve the cathedral ceiling of the old cottage, even if a floor was to be added above. The old roof, which was frail, was completely removed and replaced by a Douglas fir structure replicating the slope and supporting the new floor.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauLight and viewsAdding a story had a significant benefit that the clients and the architect could see by climbing onto the roof of the old cottage. This promontory offered an exceptional view of the lake and an opening to the sky that did not exist on the ground floor. This observation post has been given to the new master bedroom. From their bed, the owners have a breathtaking view of the beautiful tall pines, as well as the lake and the starry night sky.Save this picture!Upper floor planThe addition on the roof also serves to illuminate the ground floor. Through a large vertical opening on the east side, upstairs, the morning light enters inside and filters down to the lower level through the walkway floor made of translucent glass. A large window at the top of the stairs also acts as a skylight.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauThe new screened porch installed on the south side, offers another place to enjoy the outdoors in a space bathed with natural light.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauMaterialityThe stone and the wood that make up the original cabin are also the main materials used for the interiors, in tone on tone. The other surfaces are mainly white, thus maximizing the light and highlighting the colors of the surrounding nature.Save this picture!© Raphaël ThibodeauProject gallerySee allShow lessStripped Mobius House / Matharoo AssociatesSelected ProjectsUP House / cumuloLimbo studioSelected Projects Share Photographs:  Raphaël Thibodeau Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects Area:  2700 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Cottage on the Point / Paul Bernier ArchitecteSave this projectSaveCottage on the Point / Paul Bernier Architecte ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Education worker strikes begin again

first_imgTeachers on the picket line in Vancouver, Wash.Seattle — Heading into Labor Day, teachers at seven Washington Education Association locals are on strike. More walkouts could follow. Red for Ed, the national labor-community movement, has helped spur the teachers here to strike.In Seattle, after rallies and hard work, school teachers and staff reached a one-year tentative agreement with the Seattle School District on Aug. 31. They will vote on a contract with a reported 10.5 percent pay increase in the coming days.Extra resources for schools have been mandated in Washington state since a 2012 state Supreme Court ruling. In “the McCleary decision” the court declared the state had the paramount duty to fund K-12 public education. The WEA, along with parents and community groups, had brought the McCleary suit.But the anti-education and anti-labor state Legislature long delayed enforcement of McCleary, which was supposed to mean extra funds for schools. Held in contempt by the state court and fined $100,000 a day, the Legislature was finally forced to funnel billions into the education system. The court has now ruled the Legislature is “in compliance” with the McCleary decision.But an attorney for the McCleary plaintiffs noted the court didn’t rule on “whether the state’s plan actually fulfills the constitutional definition of ‘ample’ funding for programs such as special education or student transportation.” (Seattle Times, June 7)Drawing on the strength of the national Red for Ed movement, teachers are striking now over how the new funds will be distributed. The teachers, who have long been held back from pay increases, are striking for pay as well as other resources. Washington state class sizes are among the highest in the country.By Labor Day, over a hundred school districts in the state had not yet approved contracts with the teachers for the new school year. On the first day of school, teachers stayed out in the southwest part of the state, including Longview and Vancouver, a city of 175,000. Near Vancouver, schools at Battle Ground, Hockinson, Ridgefield, Evergreen and Washougal school districts are all being struck.Strike authorization has been approved by teachers in a half dozen other districts.“It’s super-encouraging, the community support we’ve had this week. Teachers have been paid too little for too long,” said Tiffany Schumacher, a teacher at Mountain View High School in the Evergreen School District. ( support is so strong that it has forced superintendents in Vancouver and Washougal to back away from earlier threats of legal action against the teachers.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

RMBS: Housing Market Solid, But For How Long?

first_img Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago July 26, 2017 1,662 Views  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Foreclosures are down to a fifth of 2010’s numbers, but a few markets in the U.S. have shown signs of unsustainable over-evaluations. Take a look at what Grant Bailey, Head of Fitch North America RMBS Rating Group has to say about RMBS in the Video Spotlight. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / RMBS: Housing Market Solid, But For How Long? Previous: GSEs Transfer Billions in Mortgage Risk Next: More Rules for HUD Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, Media, News Brianna Gilpin, Online Editor for MReport and DS News, is a graduate of Texas A&M University where she received her B.A. in Telecommunication Media Studies. Gilpin previously worked at Hearst Media, one of the nation’s leading diversified media and information services companies. To contact Gilpin, email [email protected] The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: RMBS The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago RMBS 2017-07-26 Brianna Gilpin Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago RMBS: Housing Market Solid, But For How Long? Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago About Author: Brianna Gilpin Subscribelast_img read more

HSE responds to Ballytrim House HIQA report

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA By News Highland – February 10, 2020 Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ Homepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+center_img Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articlePolice investigating aggravated burglary in DerryNext articlePodcast – DL Debate Ep 1 News Highland RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook The HSE has responded to a report by the health watchdog in which a number of areas of concern at a centre for people with disabilities in Donegal were raised.While there are said to have been a number of improvements made since a previous inspection in the summer, the inspector found that there continued to be issues of violence at Ballytrim House.The latest report from HIQA following an inspection in October showed improved safeguarding arrangements had resulted in fewer incidents between residents.There were weekly multi-disciplinary meetings to oversee the effectiveness of these arrangements and in addition, there were, weekly visits by representatives of Tusla.The separation of living accommodation for children and adults had also improved safeguarding arrangements.However, there continued to be significant issues of incidents of violence and aggression directed at staff members.Ballytrim House currently provides full-time residential care for eight persons – 7 adults and 1 child aged 17 to 25 years with an Intellectual disability and/or autism.The HSE says following an unannounced Inspection in July 2019 a number of measures were implemented including; a reduction in the number of residents, the centre layout was amended, a new manager was appointed, staffing was increased as was multi-disciplinary Support.After the October inspection, the HSE says positive improvements were identified and an additional action plan developed and accepted by HIQA which is under constant monitoring and review.The HSE says it has liaised with all the families/guardians of the residents in Ballytrim prior to the publication of these reports to brief them on its contents and the work that has been undertaken to ensure a quality service is delivered within the centre.The HSE states that it remains committed to respecting the rights and dignity of each resident in its care. We continue to work steadfastly to ensuring all designated centres are actively progressing to meet full compliance with regulations and national standards. Facebook Twitter HSE responds to Ballytrim House HIQA reportlast_img read more

5 police officers face punishment for arresting Stormy Daniels at strip club

first_imgFranklin County Sheriff’s Office(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Five Ohio police officers — including a commander, a lieutenant, a sergeant and two arresting officers — have been departmentally charged in connection with the arrest of porn star Stormy Daniels and two other women at a Columbus strip club last year.Daniels — whose real name is Stephanie Clifford — was arrested by vice unit officers at the Sirens Gentleman’s Club on July 11, 2018, along with fellow strippers Miranda Panda and Brittany Walters, on suspicion of sexually touching a patron while onstage, police said at the time.The three women were charged with inappropriately touching and inappropriate acts with customers, some of whom were undercover Columbus police officers.However, the criminal charges were dropped not long after the arrests when an internal investigation of more than 11,000 emails and over 30 hours of video determined that they were improperly arrested, according to Columbus ABC affiliate WSYX-TV.Police Chief Tom Quinlan said he made the decision to departmentally charge the five officers because they violated the Columbus Division of Police rules of conduct.“From initially reviewing the facts surrounding Stormy’s arrest, it was evident she was clearly targeted for a high-profile arrest here,” Chase Mallory, an attorney for Stormy Daniels, told WSYX-TV. “So we are not surprised at all. I am surprised it took this long to seek discipline. But, nonetheless, we are happy that they are.”Daniels filed a federal civil lawsuit against the Ohio officers involved in her strip club arrest in January, alleging they were pro-Donald Trump and that they arrested her purely for political reasons based on allegations she made of an affair with Trump before he ran for president in 2016.She is seeking $1 million in compensatory damages and more than $1 million in punitive damages from the Columbus Police Department.The five police officers could now face a range of disciplinary options, including a reprimand, suspension, demotion or termination. However, due to pending litigation and a federal criminal investigation into the now-disbanded vice unit, the Columbus Police said it will not be releasing any more information on the case.The Columbus Division of Police said in a statement that, in spite of the recent developments surrounding the five officers, this is “not reflective of the good work the overwhelming majority of officers and supervisors do every day.”Daniels’ celebrity rose in the wake of the 2016 presidential election when it came out that Trump’s then-personal attorney, Michael Cohen, negotiated a hush money payment with Daniels for $130,000 in the weeks prior to Election Day.The strip club appearance in Columbus was part of a nationwide tour marketed off the affair she said she had with the president in 2006. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Maria Sharapova announces her retirement

first_imgFebruary 26, 2020 /Sports News – National Maria Sharapova announces her retirement Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDonell Woodson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — After 28 years on the court, Maria Sharapova is retiring.“Tennis — I’m saying goodbye,” the 32-year-old Russian born player announced Wednesday in an essay for Vanity Fair.Sharapova is leaving the game with five Grand Slams under her belt. She won Wimbledon in 2004, the US Open in 2006, the Australian Open in 2008 and the French Open in 2012 and 2014.Her professional career began in 2001 when she was just 14 years old. “In giving my life to tennis, tennis gave me a life. I’ll miss it everyday,” Sharapova says in the essay. “I’ll miss the training and my daily routine: Waking up at dawn, lacing my left shoe before my right, and closing the court’s gate before I hit my first ball of the day. I’ll miss my team, my coaches. I’ll miss the moments sitting with my father on the practice court bench. The handshakes—win or lose—and the athletes, whether they knew it or not, who pushed me to be my best.”“Looking back now, I realize that tennis has been my mountain. My path has been filled with valleys and detours, but the views from its peak were incredible. After 28 years and five Grand Slam titles, though, I’m ready to scale another mountain—to compete on a different type of terrain,” she adds.Sharapova says she is now looking forward to a “few simple things,” like spending time with her family, enjoying a cup of coffee and choosing her workouts.“Tennis showed me the world—and it showed me what I was made of. It’s how I tested myself and how I measured my growth. And so in whatever I might choose for my next chapter, my next mountain, I’ll still be pushing. I’ll still be climbing. I’ll still be growing,” she concludes her essay.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Generalist ballroom property auctions face extinction, claim leading players

first_imgTwo of the biggest names in property auctions have predicted that Covid will kill off ballroom events, spelling the end for a tradition that has dominated the industry for more than 100 years.It has been a slow-burn though, both agree, accelerated by Covid; Allsop claims to have been the first to include online bids back in 1999.But David Sandeman of EIG Auctions says the reasons for holding ballroom property auctions are rapidly disappearing as vendor, buyer and auctioneer habits are altered by Covid.This includes both the rapid advance of technology and the ongoing public gathering restrictions, including those announced yesterday by the Prime Minister.“The longer that Covid continues the more I think ballroom events will struggle to re-establish themselves – for months and maybe years people will be reluctant to gather with 200 or 300 other people in a small room at general auctions,” he says.Sandeman says both all-tech property auctions and live internet narrow-casts of more targeted niche events have proved popular during Covid and that bidders are getting used to them.Jamie Cooke, MD of Iamsold, says the generalist ballroom auction will not “come back in the same way and it’s unlikely that we will be back in a traditional auction room in 2020,” he says.“There will still be a place in the market for in-room auctions in the future, but they may be less frequent and much more targeted and bespoke, which we’ll work with our Partner Agents on to get the balance right.“With this in mind, if agents haven’t already considered MMoA as a solution for their clients, now is the perfect time.“Long before Covid-19, in-room auctions were in decline and the pandemic may have hastened that decline.”Also, Connect UK Auctions has revealed that the firm has launched an academy which, in part, is designed to help members of the public understand how online auctions work as they become ‘the new normal’.Read more about Iamsold and EIG.EIG Auctions Connect UK auctions David Sandeman September 23, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Auctions news » Generalist ballroom property auctions face extinction, claim leading players previous nextAuctions newsGeneralist ballroom property auctions face extinction, claim leading playersTwo key figures within the auctions world predict the end for generalist events held in hotel ballrooms as virtual bidding takes over.Nigel Lewis23rd September 20200866 Viewslast_img read more